Many know the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Pastor E.A Adeboye, but only a few know Pa Josiah Akindayomi, the founder of the church.
He was a man of great exploit and this was shown when he died and came back to life again. This event has a great lesson for believers and it will e highlighted in this post.
In the second quarter of 1980, he was sick and members and elders of the church rallied around him for prayer. During the prayer session, Pa Josiah Akindayomi urged them to stop praying for him because they were delaying what is meant to happen.
Later in October same year, he gave up the ghost. When his wife who had been with him was about to break the news, he came back to life with a very strong message.
He saw himself in a beautiful path with a well-laid garden and a very old man accosted him. The old man insisted he had to go back to where he was coming from. But Pa Akindayomi was so fascinated about the grandeur of where he had found himself that he begged not to go back.
The old man then showed him some beautiful apparels that were hung and that they were for him but then, he would not be able to wear them till he had forgiven Brother T.
Brother T was Pastor T. Oshokoya, leader of Apostolic Faith Church. The incident happened 28 years back. Pa Josiah saw a tract by Apostolic Faith Church and reprinted it for evangelism. He didnt know anything about copyright. He was called by the leaders of the church and was found guilty. The rest of the tracts were retrieved and burnt. He held the grudge in his heart for the pain, loss and shame he went through.
As soon as he came back to life, he penned a letter of forgiveness to Pastor T telling him he had forgiven him. Shortly after, he died peacefully.
The lesson? Are you holding anybody on unforgiving spirit? It is not worth it and as you can see, an act of unforgiving spirit can become an eternal consequence. May you not miss out!