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God and Michael Jackson

God and Michael Jackson

We will definitely be surprised when we pass across the galaxies into the very Presence of God. Yes, we will!

Earlier today, 30th of April 2010, I was busy working at my desk, but listening on “the definitive greatest hits” of Andrae Crouch at the background. After listening to all the tracks on the 3-CD pack, I felt something was still missing – a track I heard him sing at a Billy Graham Crusade video I watched long time ago. The problem was that I just couldn’t remember which track it was. Since my work was on the Internet, I decided to take a few minutes and make a search.

I just typed, Andrae Crouch, and Google threw this suggestion at my face: “andrae crouch michael Jackson”. That looks interesting I mused. I have a special place in my heart for both of these people, so I clicked to see, it won’t cost me any extra. The result (below) was unexpected.

Andrae Crouch and Michael Jackson

Andrae Crouch and Michael Jackson

One by one, I read through what was thrown before me. The Internet was a thick amazon for rubbish information, I should know because I have spent the last decade working within the industry. Then, I began to read the different stories, gleaning them for the truth. Yes, I knew that out of a thousand words, the truth may just be ten words. I began to put the pieces in the jigsaw together, which fit perfectly with the puzzle that God had given me earlier in February 2009, and I found the truth!

What is the truth about Michael Jackson?
Turn back the time – to February 08 2009. I had a vision in which I was watching what looked like global “breaking news”. In it was being broadcast that Michael Jackson was dead. It was all over the world, and it was distressing for people around the world. Then I woke up from the vision. I knew God had spoken and it was real.

Later at the church that day, I called a trusted friend, Pedro (now of Sheringham Avenue Church in north London) and told him what the Lord had revealed to me. So, I suggested that we make a prayer of agreement for Michael, and we did. In fact let me reveal my diary entry of the vision:

I had a seemingly very strange dream today: Michael Jackson is dead! There was a shock everywhere. I saw everyone hearing the news surprised and shocked that the man was dead. I told Pedro after the church service and we prayed for his salvation; that same day I showed Pedro my old diary entry of what God showed me about the 7/7 terrorist bombing in London a year before it happened. This (MJ’s) will happen and shock everyone.

The whole thing lingered in my mind for a few days, during that period, the Metro newspaper reported that Michael had a bug that he was using an antibiotic for, initially, I thought could this be the beginning of the end of what I saw?

Then I forgot all about it until that sad Thursday, when after a Bible study fellowship with Pedro and a few others at the Enfield Island Village, on getting home that I put on the TV to listen to the news. It was then that the Michael’s death was emblazoned all over the news around the world! Every channel you turned carried the news.

That was the exact vision I saw earlier in February. Things were happening exactly the way it was revealed to me. It was sad, yet glorious. Sad because Michael Jackson was dead – gone forever, but glorious because the Lord had confirmed what He revealed to me by His Spirit, “…when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” John 16:13 NKJV.

Then I came across this write up: Michael Jackson and Andrae Crouch, Andrae Crouch Testimony, and a few others. Now combine all these with my experience.

One question that quickly comes to mind is: why did God chose to reveal Michael Jackson’s death to me, months before it actually happened?

Over time, I have been able to discern a few reasons of the possibilities. Whether these are the reasons, we would never know, because we know that “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow…”

Here some of the possibilities:

  • a. Being a friend of God
  • b. My love for Michael, even before I became a Christian
  • c. Responsibility from God

Being a friend of God:
This is a truth that cuts across every form of discrimination you can imagine. The fact that the God of the Universe can pick a tiny speck of mortal dust called man, and make him His friend is unimaginable, but very real. Look at what He said, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” (John 15:15).

The truth is that this opportunity is open to everyone, “many are called, but few are chosen”. Not many are God’s friend; this is simply because two cannot walk together except they agree. Many don’t believe in His existence, others out-rightly reject His Words, others like to play games with Him as if they are equals.

The real truth is that you don’t usually keep things as secrets to your friends, otherwise you will gradually devalue the friendship, and there won’t be trust, you don’t call someone you don’t trust a friend.

My love for Michael, even before I became a Christian:
Before I gave my life to Christ in 1984, I was an ardent Michael Jackson fan, and my favourite track was “The Girl is Mine”, sang by Michael and Paul McCartney. Then I learned his dance moves of “Thriller” through watching my buddy at the time, Tunde Baiyewu of Lighthouse Family, this was at the secondary school. Then I gave my life to Christ.

That Friday evening, after giving my life to Christ, not fully understing what had actually happened to me, but knowing that something had happened, as I walked home, I was joyful and really had a burst of joy. So, I started dancing on the way home – Michael’s dance moves, but somehow couldn’t sing the songs, it was as if Michael’s lyrics had been erased from my memory. So I was rejoicing with Michael’s dance moves. This was November 30th, a Friday.

(ironically, while writing this blog, I went to check when the Thriller album was released, it was November 30 1982. talk about God’s sense of humor).

Responsibility from God:
When there is some work to be done and God is looking for someone to entrust it to, He chooses His friends to help out. Just like you and I would look up to friends to help us get some things done. When He was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, He told Abraham about it and what did Abraham do? He interceded for the people. So, with the revelation comes a level of responsibility.

As heaven will be full of surprises, do you think Michael Jackson had the full experience of encounter with Christ? Before you answer that question, look at this one – why was he more interested in the Presence of the Holy Spirit and act of true worship? Why would he be interested in that track, “It Won’t Be Long”? Have heard the lyrics of that track?

Remember, all God requires us is to just believe that Jesus can save (me – yes – you). Oh friends, heaven will be full of surprises!

God and Michael Jackson

God and Michael Jackson

My name is simply Brother John. Saved and delivered by Jesus Christ just before my 16th birthday, nothing better could have happened to me in my entire life! Read a little more about my encounter with Christ here: Satan Taught Me... http://brotherjohn.org/satan-taught-me-jesus-mastered-me/ .... When I see that something has blessed me in one way or the other, then I want everybody to hear it and get blessed as much, if not much more. I worship with other believers at the The Platts Road Fellowship. In the truest sense of it, BrotherJohn.org is now more than the personal blog of the person who started it, it has evolved into a TEAM of some world-wide believers, who prefer to remain anonymous. The aim of the organization is to spread the Gospel around the world and help the Body of Christ come into her rightful place in this generation. Over the coming months, changes will be made to this website, kindly bear with us. This blog has one purpose: give you practical steps in walking with God. The steps can be found in the fresh Letters From God.

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  • college scholarship
    May 5, 2010

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  • Carroll B. Merriman
    June 6, 2010

    Thanks for posting, I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog.

  • Home Security Guy
    June 28, 2010

    Michael was truly our icon. It’s really sad that we will never see this great performer ever again. My prayers go out to his children on this one year anniversary of his passing. I hope the person that took Michael away from us gets his medical license revoked.

  • John
    September 10, 2010

    hey, nice blog…really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

  • Tiesha Schuster
    September 27, 2010

    Prominent U.S. evangelical leader Bishop Eddie Long vowed on Sunday to fight accusations he coerced four young male members of his mega-church into sexual relationships. The men filed civil lawsuits last week alleging Long used his status as pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to coerce them into relationships when they were in their late teens. “I’m not a perfect man but this thing I’m going to fight. I feel like David against Goliath but I’ve got five rocks and I haven’t thrown one of them yet,” Long told his congregation of around 6,500 in his first public comments on the scandal. Long said he was “under attack,” urged his church to pray for him and said he would not let the case be tried in the media. The church members gave him a standing ovation. Long built his church from just 300 members in 1987 to more than 25,000 today, giving him a position of national prominence, especially within the strand of evangelical belief that says God intends material blessing for his followers. The church, set on a campus east of Atlanta, runs a global network of ministries and businesses. It hosted the funeral in 2006 of civil rights leader Coretta Scott King. Plaintiffs Anthony Flagg, 21, Maurice Robinson, 20, and Jamal Parris, 23, filed lawsuits on Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia seeking unspecified damages. A suit by a fourth man was added on Friday. “Long has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as bishop over them to ultimately bring them to engage in sexual relationships,” according to the lawsuits filed on Tuesday. A spokesman for Long categorically denied the accusations in comments to the media. Other prominent Protestant pastors who have been ensnared in sex scandals include Ted Haggard, the politically influential head of a Colorado mega-church until he was felled in 2006 by allegations of an affair with a male prostitute.

  • Courtney Nollette
    October 1, 2010

    I still can’t believe MJ is no longer with us. Always really liked his tunes. He really was a master of music. Thanx for this, made my day remembering him.

  • Vernetta Panas
    October 13, 2010

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  • Carter Kjellberg
    October 13, 2010

    nice 🙂

  • Shanae Temp
    October 17, 2010

    I really believe that every one involved with Michael Jackson realized he acquired alot ofhealth issues.He had not been given the correct treatment regardless of the power he had.I am fed up with people placing the responsibility on each other. RIP Michael only god will decide ultimately.

  • Jordon Gettle
    October 20, 2010

    Great posts & Good a site….

  • micheal jackson lyrics
    November 1, 2010

    i love him sooooooooooooooooooooo much my heart always hurts and when i list to certain songs of his it just makes me wanna cry and honestly i liked him more when he died because of what i heard of what the ppl were saying until i found out the truth he was always handsome to me and i would marry if if i was older at that time but now i know he is in a better place and that he was the most talented human that ever lived or set foot and walked on the earth and no one can do anything like him!

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    November 2, 2010

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  • My blog
    November 3, 2010

    I adore Michael Jackson! I have all his albums!

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    November 3, 2010

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  • Palmucci39
    November 3, 2010

    I may unquestionably look at ONE of the new Cirque Du Soleil demonstrates in 2011, as the new displays are all Michael Jackson themed (i enjoy it).

  • gokir
    November 4, 2010

    Wow! What a blog! I actually love how it is easy on my eyes and also the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

  • Diogo
    November 6, 2010

    Who exactly is releasing the new MJ album?

  • Brother John
    November 18, 2010

    @Tiesha Schuster

    I can reason with what you are saying, Tiesha, as much as I am disgusted by all these, we need to remember that Eddie Long has not been proven guilty in court of law. However, many of the videos I saw and the whole cameraderie tends to sway me to the fact that these things happened and those young men are victims. But, we still need to wait and see.

    My prayer is that God Himself will fight this matter and expose all the dark things about these people. As much as people have a right to do what they want to do in the privacy, it is a terrible sin to abuse the “little ones” of the Most High, and He won’t take it lightly.

    More importantly, we should be praying for all these people Ediie Long and the accusers. At least one party is lying and the other is truthful.

    Most importantly, we should pray for ourselves, for it is written, “let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” Not until we cross the river into His Bosom can we absolve ourselves from falling.

    God bless you.

  • bobbie
    February 14, 2011

    the Lord Jesus Christ had me pray for him,,,, a very Long story,,, but I can tell you this with out batting an eye,, without any shimmmer f doubt,,, Micheal Jackson is in Heaven11

  • Brother John
    February 14, 2011

    @bobbie
    Thanks for sharing this, Bobbie.
    Heaven will surely be full of surprises! I was heart-broken on two fronts when Michael died. First, I really loved him for his charisma and talent, which he maximised and also that after the Lord revealed the matter to me, even though I prayed and agreed with another brother, I didn’t treat it like life and death matter. However, the Lord has since reassured me that he made heaven and as you can see on this from, your encouraging comment as well. It was because of this reassurance from the Lord to heal my broken heart that made me to write this story as my first article on http://www.brotherjohn.org

  • Carolina
    March 9, 2011

    Brother John, i was reading the post on your blog and really enjoyed it, the way you spoke to your friend and refered to the bible for facts instead of using your own opinions really enlightened me. Which lead to me reading your other posts.
    One i found to be really interesting was the michael jackson post. My first thoughts when reading it was that God definatly showed you that vision for a purpose and that purpose was for you to help michael turn his life to God because once he’s dead he has no more opportunities. I was however thinking how does God expect you to help Michael, because i’m pretty sure you have no conections with him.
    Then i realised that he wanted you to help him though prayer! However when i carried on reading your posts, then finally the comments i couldn’t help but feel abit hesitant towards your’s and a few other people’s views. You strongly believe that Michael Jackson is in heaven, however during his time on earth did he ever give his life to God ? Did he ever proclaim that the Lord Jesus is the only saviour and live his life to portray hes beliefs, or did he live the life that God predestined for him to live ? I personally do not know the answers to these questions, i do however know that Michael Jackson was said to be a satanist, and there were times when he even believed himself to be Christ Jesus.
    Also i read an article by a young girl who believes to have died and gone to hell, then heaven. And whilst in hell Jesus revealed alot of things to her, and one thing that was very strange was that the demonss in hell were moving like the way michael used to move (his dance moves when he moon walks backwards). And she also believe to have seen michael Jackson in Hell.

  • Brother John
    March 10, 2011

    @Carolina
    Thanks so much for writing your thoughts, Carolina. I appreciate your opinions on this subject.

    I agree with you on what the Lord was expecting of me by showing the vision. And I did pray for him and was expecting that he was going to declare Jesus as his Saviour and Lord openly. So, when he died, I was saddened because I thought I should have even done more – fast more and pray more for him, too.

    Yes, I agree with you that he was plagued by satanism (occult) for a good portion of his life. In fact, after his death, I thought he’d gone to hell. But then I believe that God listens to my prayers, too. How do I reconcile the two. It was in the balance.

    Then I watched this video in which someone properly analyzed it. Watch:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm2l0FNBsn4
    and the second part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSklaysc3tE

    The music industry is plagued by the occult, no doubt, you can see this in their lyrics, photos and music videos or even interviews; but, some soon become aware of the trap (because people are praying for them) and then they have to make a decision with their FULL understanding of the consequences. For example, see another video who change before they get rid of them, see this too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixhSOjrH

    Finally, we would never know until we cross over to the other side.

    Once again, I appreciate the fact that you wrote me on this matter instead of keeping it as a bias. Please, get my more important articles such as the Spiritual Warfare series eg The Dead Cobra.

    • Heidie Timm
      July 8, 2013

      I prechiate your Post and Messages with Information to look up Brother John …Yes i gree we will really only know what happen to everyone until we on the Other side in our affter Life .. which ther are only 2 we choose to go Heaven ore Hell… i had choosen My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ .. and i know i be in Heaven after my physically Death here on earth ..like your Block alot.. GBU,,

  • Anne
    February 8, 2012

    I do pray Michael gave his heart to the LORD as he was suppose to be converting to Islam, his brothers have and I cringed when one of his brothers came on the television giving glory and praise to Allah after Michaels death.. Michael although was loved by many, was also very lonely/. But I believe he had a genuine love for people.

  • Brother John
    February 9, 2012

    @Anne
    Dear Anne,

    Sometimes, what people say about relatives is just to gain an advantage for their own personal agenda. If you watched the funeral, it will give you a clue that Micheal had strong links with believers in Christ. You would also remember that there was a time he was living in an Islamic country but fled and never returned when they wanted to convert him. Nevertheless, we can speculate as much as possible, but one day we would all know the truth. It won’t be long.

    God bless

  • Keroi
    June 6, 2013

    Dream on! Havent you heard that your icon Michael Jackson is in hell? Go to Angelica Zambrano’s testimony at Divine Encounters; Face to face encounters with Jesus. Unfortunately for Michael Jackson, he did not know where to run to in time of trouble. Thats what happens when you have been going to a religion that convinces you that there is no hell!! Jehovah Witnesses out there, and others of similar misconceptions sbout heaven and hell, wake up before its too late.

  • Anne
    June 6, 2013

    Hi Keroi,

    No one has the right to say Michael Jackson has gone to hell. There were many Christians praying for him, myself also. Where two or three are gathered there GOD is in the midst of them and there were many people all over the world praying for his Salvation. No one knows his last ‘heartfelt’ thoughts or prayers in the last few minutes of his life. He endured quite a lot of torment and pain while on this earth. I saw a video of him speaking prior to his death shortly before and it was heart breaking, hearing him so hurt by the accusations that people had made about him. God has never given anyone the right to say a person has gone to hell. We are to warn people of the consequences of sin, but that does not give us the right to say they have gone to hell after their death.” And don’t say, ‘Who will go down to the place of the dead?’ (to bring Christ back to life again).” Romans 10:7

  • Tyndale Zoe
    April 21, 2015

    Hello brother John, I really felt your testimonies while reading and it’s a blessing. But regarding Michael Jackson, I have some undeniable facts about what he really did and why he was and is revered as the “king of pop” and greatest worldly musician/artist in the world’s recent history. Please contact me asap, there is much I really feel led to show you due to us being brothers in Christ. For I haven’t come to judge nor condemn, but to bring to light what has been revealed, not saying you are ignorant at all. But all things are working always for the good of those who love our savior. But before I finish, why was alaster Crowley Michaels icon and mentor?

  • Tyndale Zoe
    April 21, 2015

    I understand you. I am just very careful with those waters, because it doesn’t appear like he actually had a noticeable difference or change of heart as one does when they are truly influenced by the Lord Jesus Christ. I actually had a dream of Michael Jackson the very day before his death, and I heard a voice say “dead at 50”. All I saw was Michael dancing by himself in a darkness doing his moves. All around was dark and I could only see him. But it was a quick scene that I didn’t understand until I heard the news later that day. Not one soul can or has the right to say if someone is in sheol or not but God. God did allow Lazarus and us to know where the rich man went. But moreover what pulled him there. His wealth and accomplishments were too much to let go of as well as his lack of reverence for God or His purposes. So we know that by how one lives we can predict what end result would be if there’s a turning away or not. I just wouldn’t put so heavy an emphasis on that knowing the amount of souls He influenced as worshipers. It’s all men who are given a chance. But this man really knew how to deceive as if he were tutored by the liar himself. I love Michael as a person and hope he accepted Jesus. But he was trying to get some sleep, and that is where he spoke how he received most of his songs by an angelic being. He was preparing an album and was a little too overly preoccupied with sleep that he cared little that he could overdose. That to me is heavy. “What does one gain to have the whole world than to lose his own soul” his music meant more to him than life

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