The Blood (II)

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2)            Abraham had in his hand, the knife, to slit the throat of his beloved son, Isaac. God’s intervention restored the life of Abraham’s only begotten son. This scenario does adumbrate the future exchange which would involve the death of God’s Son, on the cross, for the entire sinners of the earth –past, present and future. If Abraham was ready to spill his son’s blood, in obedience to God’s call, then the earth was ready for the goriest immolation –the blood of the Sinless Jesus Christ: for the remission of the sinful Adamic race. While the blood of Abel calls for vengeance, that of Jesus sang the kerygmatic tunes of exculpation over and over. And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel” [Hebrews 12:24]. The word ‘mediator’ is mesites (mes-ee’-tace) in Greek and it means: ‘1. a go-between 2. (simply) a spokesman 3. (by implication) a reconciler (intercessor).’ The Greek for ‘better things’ is kreitton (kreit’-tōn) 1. stronger. 2. (figuratively) better, i.e. nobler.’

“…when I see the blood, I will pass over you…”

                Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. The blood, a go-between, turned the wrath of God away from destroying the Israelites. The blood spoke words of familiarity, understood by the raging anger of the consuming Jehovah. The word ‘token’ is the Hebraic ‘owth (oth): ‘a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.’ It happens to be a feminine noun. The femininity of this ‘owth is a pointer to the Christian –the Church, who is the Bride of the Lamb of God. Joshua’s spies had to tell Rahab of Jericho to bind a red cord on her window if she would be saved, when Rahab asked of a ‘token’ which is the same Hebraic ‘owth. In Joshua 2:12, her exact words were, “give me a true token” where the ‘token’ an adverb is: ’emeth (eh’-meth) ‘1. stability. 2. (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness.’ The scarlet cord pointed to Jesus the one and the only True Redeemer.

               God’s insistence on the blood is not borne out of a proclivity that leeches on sanguinaceous gourmandism. He had kept life inside the red fluid. At the appointed time, He had to step into our world with blood in His human veins. It was time to make an eternal reenactment of Isaac’s life’s exchange with the ram’s on Mount Moriah, this time on Golgotha, with Jesus, the Lord of glory, standing as the Gladiator and the Lamb of God, the Saviour. Hallelujah!

                Rev. Chris Okotie, the presiding Pastor of The Household of God Church, in one of his sermons, he asked, “Wonder why you never read of drinking in the Garden of Eden? It is always eating and eating.” He answered by saying, “Drinking is associated with sin. They were sinless in Eden;” was the erudite Reverend’s conclusion. If the blood has a reference to the juice of the vine, then it is of the Holy Spirit, the Energizer of the believer. The Comforter. The active Matron of the regeneration of the believer. As the wine, the Holy Spirit sits in the spirit compartment of the tripartite human, God forever more. Amen.

 “This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many” [Mark 14:24].

                The blood is so significantly apropos that He had to present it at the last supper. Mark 14:24 says, “And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.” The blood must be the element of the covenant between God and man. What happened in the Gethsemane garden, a scriptural replica of Eden? The One who walked into it every cool of the evening (Genesis 3:8) is the same Person leading them, albeit, not to judge, but to give Himself a ransom, poured forth water and blood as He prayed the most intensive prayer ever. Water, signifying the Word of God even the Eternal Son, the blood is His humanity. Luke 22:44, “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” The blood speaks of Jehovah’s mercy –the solution to the sin question. Amen.

THE BLOOD! –OF REDEMPTION.

                Be cleansed of your sinful nature. Get born again. Say this prayer, believing it with all your heart:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now, in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him as my Lord and as my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen.

(…to be concluded…)

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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [three]

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3)            The sublimity of the person of John 3:16 has, among other qualifications, the phenomenality of ‘Justified’ and ‘Glorified’. These are pronouncements coming from eternality of the Divinity. What is the Greek word for ‘justified? It is dikaioō (dik-ah-yo’-o): ‘to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent’. ‘Glorified’ is doxazō (dox-ad’-zo): ‘to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendour: to impart glory to something, render it excellent.’ The Christian salvation is truly, from this verse, a total package. Predestination, calling, justification and glorification all have active verbal constative aorist; a grammatical construction pointing out that each one of them is already consummated. The genuine adherence to John 3:16 engenders an eternally completed salvation. The glorification of the Christian’s life is truly celestial – a citizen of empyreal blissfulness while yet on earth. Hallelujah!

                Where it says, “If God be for us, who can be against us” is, by all odds, a most cheering news. ‘For’ is huper (hoop-er’), meaning:in behalf of; for the sake of; over;’ while ‘against’ is kata (kat-ah): ‘down in (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).’ The 31st verse paints a picture of God taking the stance of protagonism over us; not pleading for the maintenance of our glorification, but hoisting the eternal flag of redemption for our sake. Can anyone or anything come down in opposition to God’s absolute desire: of which He had sworn to prevent from decay? Selah!

                One of the most dangerous things to do is to curse the LORD’s elect. The one who has been justified by the Most High can never have a charge brought against him successfully. Why could Balaam not curse the LORD’s Israel? Numbers 22:12 “And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.” God has made it impossible for a true born again Christian to ever be derailed spiritually. “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth” [Romans 8:33].S

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                Who benefits from this empyreal grace? The John 3:16 answer is, “Whosoever”. Matthew 9:13 “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” One has to agree with the Scriptures in its declaration of: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Agreeing with the Lord God that you need salvation is the first step to becoming God’s child. 1Timothy 1:15 “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” Even before we were born, we were sinners already. What does the Psalmist say lyrically? “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Psalms 51:5). Pauline didacticism above continues with, “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting” [1Timothy 1:16]. Any man, woman, boy, girl of any race or age who desires eternal life is the ‘whosoever’ of John 3:16.

                The words of John 3:16 promises ‘eternal life’ and the Scriptures supports this empyreal citizenship. John 17:1-2 “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.” Romans 5:20-21 “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21) That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

                Romans 6:22-23 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  1John 2:25 “And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” 1John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1John 5:20 “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be concluded…)

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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [two]

And the Word was made flesh (John 1:14).

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2)            The fourth word ‘loved’ of John 3:16 is the Greek agapaō (ag-ap-ah’-o): ‘to love (in a social or moral sense).’ It is the verb form of agapē (ag-ah’-pay): ‘brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence; love feasts.’ This Godly love is not sensual; it has no strings attached to it; it is not a feeling – as a matter of fact – it is strictly a commitment. Agapaō is not an act of discrimination. The LORD God is terrifically committed to this love lifestyle. Absolutely nothing makes this love to depreciate. The act is eternally of the Divinity. It is God’s divine choice – to love the redeemed for all eternity.             The verse of John 3:16 also says, “He gave”.

 “…thou shalt conceive in thy wombforth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS” [Luke 1:31].

                John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” This verse does not say the Word was made flesh, in the light of the Greek word used. The original Johannine Greek couch is not ktizō (ktid’-zo) meaning:to create: of God creating the worlds’ which is the word ‘created’ found in Colossians 1:16; ergo, His making or ‘being’ is not of creationism. Johannine couch is not gennaō (ghen-nah’-o) defined as: ‘coming to life through parental birth’ i.e. the ‘begat’ of Matthew 1:2. Non-use of gennaō proves that the Word or Christ is not of procreative existence. Ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee): ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being’, is the Greek couched word ‘made’. The Word was not made. The Word, in the understanding light of ginomai, became flesh, which was not flesh before it became so – proving the incarnational reality.

                Romans 5:10 reads “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Our salvation does not come from our good works. We cannot even maintain this spiritual life; it is strictly an authorship of the Lord Jesus, the Perfecter of our faith. We are saved by His substitutionary death on the cross. His unprecedented resurrection is the power behind our salvation.

                Romans 8:28-39 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34) Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

                What God gave us in John 3:16 is well spelt out in Romans 8:28-39. Verse 28 teaches that it is ‘according to His purpose’, validating the incontrovertible facticity that the machinery that effectively enables ‘all things working together for good’ is strictly God’s sole preserve. This is exclusively divine work of grace – unmerited favour. Let us look at some words of verse 29. ‘Foreknow’ is proginōskō (prog-in-oce’-ko): ‘to have knowledge beforehand; to foreknow: of those whom God elected to salvation.’ ‘Predestinate’ is proorizō (pro-or-id’-zo): ‘to predetermine, decide beforehand; in the NT of God decreeing from eternity.’ ‘Conformed’ is summorphos (soom-mor-fos’): ‘having the same form as another, similar.’ Amazing Grace did not only foreknow the born again Christian, the grace of God predestined me for salvation knowing fully well that I would accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.

                Having said Romans 10:9-10 in the prayer that concludes the soteriological ritual, God did what none can ever bring to perfection. He ‘conformed’ me – a born again – to the image of Himself’: for is it not understood that “he that seeth Him – Jesus – hath seen the Father” (John 14:9)? Now, that brings one closer to understanding why it says, “Ye are gods”. God looks at me, a Christian, and who does He see? He sees the Christ in me. What does He call me? He will adorably intone, “My dear son in whom I’m well pleased!” Amen.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [one]

“…that whosoever believeth in him should not perish…”

1)            It is the microcosm of the entire Bible. The infrastructural quiddity of soteriological quintessence rests solely on it. Of Jesus, and His salvation: man’s most needed essential commodity – as a fallen creature – is all the Bible is intimating man with and which is exquisitely couched in the Word of God – Jesus. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“…the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” [Revelation 13:8]

                The salient question is, at what point of time did God perfect this divine sacrificial beneficence? The timing of it and the essence of the act give an understanding of proven effectuality of this salvation. Revelation 13:8, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” The preposition ‘from’ is apo (apo’): ‘A primary particle; “off”, that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively)’. Revelation 17:8 has the same apo as in Revelation 13:8. Ephesians 1:4 “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” where another preposition, ‘before’, is pro (pro): ‘fore’, that is, in front of, prior (figuratively superior) to.’ In Titus 1:2, ‘before’ is the same pro.

                1Peter 1:19-20 19 “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,” and ‘foreordained’ of the 20th verse is proginōskō (prog-in-oce’-ko): ‘to have knowledge before hand; to foreknow: of those whom God elected to salvation; to predestinate; to know beforehand, that is, foresee’.

                When the contentious question of “Can a Christian lose his salvation?” is raised, I do not waste time in pointing to John 3:16 as one of the Scriptural solutions to this contention which several Christians will treat with heated acidity of negation. The famous verse begins with “For God so loved” and nobody seems to ask, “At what point in time did God shower the world with this love?” Trace the chronological reality of this beneficence and you may have to travel way back into the realm of eternality. A plan of an architectural edifice, as we all are aware, has always been with the commencement of an uninhabitability of the project. In like manner, God, the Architect of the universal creation, sat down long before He brought anything into creationism in the eternity past, and had decided that, this creature of humanity, who will sin against Me, must be given a second chance to acquire my zoë type of life-eternal. When God dwells on a course of action, He has always thought it through – nothing to amend; so it can be said of Him, “I am the LORD I change not.”

                Note that ‘change’ comes with a suffixal negation ‘not’. Found in Malachi 3:6, ‘change’ is the Hebraic shânâh (shaw-naw’): ‘to fold, that is, duplicate (literally or figuratively); by implication to transmute (transitively or intransitively)’. He has promised ‘eternal life’ and the celestial blissfulness of eternality is the portion of His Christian children. He will not change His mind of Divinity. God will not say something in Genesis and cause its mutation in the Psalms. Will He make a soteriological asseveration in the biblical protocol and then take a trip to the Islamism of Muhammadanism or of Hinduism, and build mutated versions of the Bible in the Qur’an, the Vedas or any other religious book? The factual Word of God is “Yea and Amen”; therefore, any theological work that has not the thematic thread of Jesus Christ – Jesus being the ‘Yea and Amen’ – running through as the Alpha and the Omega, can never ever be of the LORD i.e. JEHOVAH, the God of the Bible. Discard it, ergo, as quickly as possible.

Don’t be a manipulation of Satanism; get born again.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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HEARTBREAK

                Jilted, the wholeness of your world comes crumbling in a million, unbelievable shattered mess. It is one time of your life when absolutely nothing is of the capability to soothe you to pacification. You see your very heart broken: broken in pieces of impairment. It feels so irredeemably true – to you – that there is no sewing ingenuity capable of mending the torn-apart heart. You weep but discover, to your chagrin, that in your shattered moments that you actually need more weeping mouths to conclude a satisfactory cry of anguished woe. You believe so sorrowfully that the gallons of uncontrollable flowing tears will be too inadequate to flush out this excruciating pang: freeing yourself from this misery.

                How many have told themselves, “The best way out of this unbearableness is death.” Seeing death as the only panacea, without thinking twice or for the fifth time of the period of intense anguish, two minutes after those deathly decisions, they were found lifeless, ready for internment. So many are the suicidal attempts that had left, and have continued to leave victims of heartbreak: physically impaired; one or two limbs crippled; blinded in one or both eyes; mentally deficient. All caused by self-prescriptive administer of a kill-me-quick chemically charged antidote. A careless heartbroken victim is likely to be hurled into irredeemable suffering. This is why one needs Jesus.

Use the WORD of God

                A very young beautiful girl, my ‘area daughter’, Iyabo Aderoju, in the late seventies, was very pained when her boyfriend jilted her. More painful she felt, especially, for the calumnious rant towards her person by the misbehaving boy. Iyabo said to me, “Brother, I am weeping inside me, but the tears will not burst forth down my cheeks. I should be wailing, but there is a certain joy from Jesus in my heart – as a born again – that has swallowed up the tearful pangs.” This is what I am trying to put across.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” [Genesis 1:2].

                All a man needs is to fill his heart with the eternal love of Jesus Christ to the brim of his being and to an overflow, and swimming in that love of the Redeemer of souls. Get truly born again. Sign an eternal pact with the Author of faith in God the Father. Let the Holy Spirit fill you with the eternality of His divine influence: and let us see who can victimise you with a silly heartbreaking jilt. It is an attack well wrapped in the gauze of impossibility, when anyone tries to break the heart of God’s child. With Jesus, the eternal irrevocability of the sweetness of His love, well established in your person, the evil feeling of mundane jilt of a transient man or woman will meet with an overwhelming avalanche of the love of Jesus. It will be so infinitesimally inconsequential that it will just be flushed out of you without you even knowing of any pang of sensual disturbance. The love of Jesus is too powerful for any pad and creep of Satanism trying to gate crash your sanctified heart.

God gives peace that passes all understanding

                There is a certain peace that passes all understanding. Philippians 4:7, And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. The Greek word for ‘peace’ is eirene (ei-ree’-nee):1. peace. 2. (by implication) prosperity.’ The Greek for ‘passeth’ is huperecho (hï-per-e’-chō): ‘1. to hold oneself above. 2. (figuratively) to excel. 3. (participle as adjec;tive, or neuter as noun) superior, superiority.’ Phroureo (frou-re’-ō) is the Greek for ‘shall keep’, meaning: ‘1. to be a watcher in advance, i.e. to mount guard as a sentinel (post spies at gates) 2. (figuratively) to hem in, protect.’ ‘Hearts’ is kardia (kar-d̮iy’-a): ‘1. the heart. 2. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind). 3. (by analogy) the middle.’ And ‘mind’ is noema (no’-ee-ma) meaning: ‘1. a perception, i.e. purpose. 2. (by implication) the intellect, disposition, itself.’

                When relationships go awry the targeted realm of botheration is the mind. To the Christ-less individuals, they feel like being swallowed up by a gaping ground; life, to them, has come to a termination. But, never is it so – to the Christ initiated people. They show, in prayer, the unbearable cardiac situation to God in the precious name of Jesus and what happens? The LORD God who had long before then watched over His children showers them with the excellency of heart soothing peace. His words of protection flood their minds. The angels of the LORD sentinel the activities of His children, ensuring that the destructive arrows of jilt do not overwhelm our mental stability.

                The heart of a born again Christian belongs to Jesus; and He is the custodian of the hearts of the redeemed souls. When a man or a woman says, “I don’t love you anymore; this is the end of the road;” the eternal love of Jesus stands: a pillar of strength, loving you more than you can ever imagine. Amen!    

Praying the sinner’s prayer as it is contained in Romans 10:8-10 is the prayer of salvation that gets one born again. This settles the spiritual quarrel man has with God. To get born again, say this prayer, with all your heart:

Dear heavenly FATHER, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that You raised Jesus Christ from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. Today, I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and my Saviour and I give God all the glory. Amen.

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [4]

The ‘born again’ Christian is an initiated person into the ‘secret cult’ of Jesus Christ.

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4)            Jared means descent. Spiritual descent of a man cannot be a positive gradation, ergo, an Adamic degeneration. God, being good, had designed a horizontal – from heaven to earth – plan of soteriological reality intended to salvage the believing humanity. Jared’s life was indicative of God’s willingness to save the fallen Adam.

The English definition of Enoch is ‘dedicated; initiated’, pointing to the fact that God will never destroy anyone who dedicates his life to Him. The ‘born again’ Christian is an initiated person into the ‘secret cult’ of Jesus Christ. Enoch’s initiation was an enablement that kept him in his ‘close walk’ with God. Ham had been appointed to carry out this initiation in the latter days of Adamic earth.

The LORD is so good to HIS Bride, the Church.

                Methuselah means ‘man of a dart’ which possibly signifies ‘he dies and it (the flood) is sent’, prophetically named by his father, Enoch, at his birth. Nothing of spiritual note is credited to Methuselah, but, the fact still remains that, this Methuselah was not of the vagrant miscreants of the demonic land of Nod, known of Cain – their progenitor. Methuselah lived a righteous life as was shown him by his father; and is counted as one of the saint-patriarchs of the antediluvian age who did not do the will of Lucifer. All Methuselah needed to do was to believe. That he died just before the flood means that he went to Abraham’s Bosom when he slept the sleep, not onto eternal death, but the typicality that guarantees life eternal after earthly demise.

                Lamech is ‘destruction’ by definition. Unlike his antediluvian miscreant counterpart of Cainish descent, this Lamech was not destroyed by the anger of the great deluge judgment of Divinity. He was an antediluvian saint. He destroyed the evil hand of satanic death by calling on the name of the LORD God and did not fail to set the feet of his son, Noah, on the right path. Lamech gave birth to the LORD’s rest. Lamech is a pointer to the end time warning of God’s destruction of the wicked, from the lips of the evangelical business of Ham.

Ham must preach to a dying, Adamic world.

                There is a reason for not keeping the records of the names of some of the biblical daughters. The born again Christians constitute the Bride of Jesus Christ, ergo, a woman. Christianity is one of the most guarded secrets in the heart of the Divinity.

                The intriguing shenanigan behind satanic goad of Adamic race into sin is to get them into the eternal ire of the Divinity – Lucifer maniacally craves hellish accompaniment. Lucifer knows that all that Adam had to be guilty of was just one tiny sin and the pronouncement of judgment with a string attachment of a curse hemming the reaction of the Divinity. In the Garden of Eden Adam received the judgment for disobedient sinfulness; but the curse was not given to Adam directly; it passed onto the ground. The curse raged on throughout the antediluvian age.

The sun represents Nimrod, the sun god; the moon is Semiramis, moon goddess and Nimrod’s wife.

                In the postdiluvian error against the joy of the LORD, it was Ham who sinned. Who received the curse? Canaan, his son, received the excruciating lash of the curse. Lucifer took advantage of the curse, making it to snowball into an anomalous global government headed by Baal, in the person of a Hamish Nimrod – worshipped king, the next Antichrist after Cain. When Cain refused to use his spiritual javelin in the cause of Jehovah, he was substituted with Seth. Cain received a direct curse owing to the fact that he took the stance of egregious defiance, speaking face to face with the LORD God, Who had come with a Fatherly forgiveness. Cain must take a direct curse just like Lucifer, his spiritual father. Cain was the first type of the ultimate Antichrist, whom Ham must preach against. Yes, Ham of Africa is wreathing in the curse of Noah, which brings Africa down to the level of a Third World underdevelopment; the truth is simply that Africa remains in God’s soteriological calendar. Selah!

                The antediluvian patriarchs passed the baton of succession of God’s business one to the other, culminating in Noah’s leading humanity through the flood. Why? God wanted to preserve humanity. Noah passed the baton to Shem. Japheth continued on a larger scale. Ham, the supposedly cursed, must complete the soteriological enterprise. How come so? God had blessed him immediately after the great deluge. Abraham passed the baton to Isaac who also did the same to Jacob. Whether Jacob was a ‘supplanting’ schemer or not: the grace of God took care of his spiritual inadequacies. Whether under curse or not, in this end-time proclamation of the coming of Jesus Christ, it is strictly a divine appointment for Ham of Africa to champion it. Amen. 

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  

(Concluded)

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [3]

Eight antediluvian Saints who became the first postdiluvian souls.

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3)            There is a reason for not keeping the records of the names of some of the biblical daughters. Their wives’ names are unknown because they represent the Church – Divine’s closely guarded secret enterprise. The born again Christians constitute the Bride of Jesus Christ, ergo, a woman. Christianity is one of the most guarded secrets in the heart of the Divinity. Noah needed not beget a female. Why not? His entire family is a typicality of the redeemed Christian – the Bride of Christ. His exemplary walk with the LORD God was exemplificative of a Christian. His entire family worshipped the true God. A worshipper is not just a follower of his deity; a spiritual marriage is involved in that adherence. Noah means ‘rest’. A true Christian has found spiritual rest in the LORD God. It is not the physical perceptibility that marks out the Christian; it is his inherent nature, the spiritual rebirth midwifed by the Holy Spirit, who in turn takes up an irrevocable dwelling inside the Christian, is what makes the true born again a child of God. Noah’s name points him out as a Bride of the Divine Jesus.

His banner over the Bride is love [Song of Solomon 4:2].

                The name of Seth’s wife is not given in Scripture. Seth means ‘substitute (remnant)’. The LORD God never lacks a remnant to carry out His Divine will. Seth was a type of a Christian. His wife’s hidden name points to veiled Christianity. Enos means ‘mortal man’. Adam’s taste of sin brought mortality to him and his progenies. Enos is a reminder that death is imminent to every man that refuses the grace of God through Jesus Christ.

                Cain’s treasonable felony against the headship of his father and the family of Adam gave Lucifer all the opportunities he needed to unleash havoc on humanity. Cain means ‘javelin’. As the first born in human history, it behoves Cain to use the instrumentality of his name to protect the nascent Eden family. Rather than attack the devilish incursion, Cain joined forces with Lucifer, culminating in Adamic dichotomy. Cain became the progenitor, head and lord of the antediluvian miscreants. Even though mankind had fallen into sinfulness, the sacrificial grace was the atonement availability for sins. God made sure not to create man for annihilation; and what He did to bring man back to Himself was to create man in the Image of Christ. Eternal security. Yes, this points to the secured eternality of the true believer simply because the Image of God is an Eternal Christ. God allowed several salvific opportunities to gracefully pamper us. It is of grace lest any should boast.

The Church, like the days of Seth, calls upon the name of the LORD.

                Cain, whose name means javelin, would neither throw any missile to dissipate the enemy’s advance nor lift it to ward off the enemy; he refused to take a stand in defence of his family. He would not live up to the expectation of the name given to him by his parents. Cain failed.

                When Cain refused to use his ‘javelin’ for the protection of his family and defiantly rejected God’s offer for forgiveness, he became the vagrant progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants. After the tragic death of Abel, another son was needed to take his place. Seth, whose name means ‘substitute (i.e. remnant) or put’, became an antediluvian revivalist, publishing the worship and praise of the LORD God. He gave birth to a son, Enos.

Jairus’ daughter is a typical Christian – alive and safe in the eternal arms of Jesus.

                Enos means ‘man’ – in his mortality. A dying Adamic race is what Enos represents. A wise Seth decided that only God could save mankind. Seth began an embarkation of the revival that would turn the children of Adam back to the true God, Jehovah. Seth got as many as would do the will of the Creator and they were the antediluvian saints. Cainan means ‘(fixed) chamber; dwelling’. His antediluvian sainthood nods in affirmative of Scriptural facticity that the earth is our dwelling place.

                Mahalaleel is the son of Cainan. ‘Praise of God’ is the meaning of Mahalaleel. Praising of the LORD God must not come to a halt. The remnant of the Most High God is definitely a Mahalaleel. The children of God will continue to do so: for the progenies of Ham will rise up to rekindle the praise of Jehovah.

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [2]

Simon of Cyrene: An African who must take the gospel to the whole world.

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2)            Cyrene is in North Africa, precisely in Libya. Cyrene, by interpretation, is ‘a wall’. God’s protective benediction placed Ham in His Divine calendar, serving as a wall of protective preservation. Simon means ‘hearing’ or ‘heard’. Though seemingly under curse, the progenies of Ham will hear the gospel and the vagrant African remnants will stand up to preach to a dying world this end time because God has heard the prayers of “…let Thy kingdom come…”

                Shem is the progenitor of Abraham – the grandfather of Jacob –. God Himself gave the name Israel to Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel. Japheth is the progenitor of Europe. And Ham? He is the father of Africa and some nations of Western Asian people. Where is the largest percentage of the Third World nations from? Is it not of the Hamish progenies? A coincidental stance? Do not bank on it! I quote from Keil and Delitzsch Bible Commentary on the Old Testament concerning the resultant effects of Noah’s curse: “The Phoenicians, along with the Carthaginians and the Egyptians, who all belonged to the family of Canaan, were subjected by the Japhetic Persians, Macedonians, and Romans; and the remainder of the Hamitic tribes either shared the same fate, or still sigh, like the negroes, for example, and other African tribes, beneath the yoke of the most crushing slavery.”

wounded for our transgressions, bruisedfor our iniquities [Isaiah 53:5]

                It is very easy to say, “But Jesus did remove the curse of our sinfulness from us on the cross of Calvary.” That is very true. But it is also an undeniable fact that even for the forgiven soul the consequences of past deeds do tend to rear up the ugliness of their heads. A husband committed an adulterous act. He begged his wife. The wife forgave him. But four months down the line of time, the second culprit, the Madam’s maid, began to experience the protrusion of the belly. Yes, adultery has been forgiven; but the natural consequence of an erroneous deed is another bone of contention. Reuben definitely earned the epithetic ‘excellency of disgnity’ of Genesis 49:3. He made sure that Joseph was not killed, suggesting the pit hurl (Genesis 37:21, 22 & 29). What is more? Reuben pledged his two sons to assure Jacob, their father that he would bring Benjamin back to him. He showed true remorse when Joseph took them through harrowing experience in Egypt. But because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it; the dying progenitor’s verdict consequentially, was, thou shalt not excel.” As Jacob’s son, Reuben received an acknowledgement of one of the tribes of Israel.      

                It says that “Japheth shall dwell in the tents of Shem.” While Japheth means ‘enlarged’, Shem is defined as, ‘name’ or ‘fame.’ The word ‘tent’ is ‘ôhel (o’-hel): ‘a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).’ The next word ‘enlarge’ is pâthâh (paw-thaw’): ‘to be spacious, be open, be wide.’ I believe this can be seen in variety of exegeses. I see a very profound explanation of this verse is in this wise: Shem is the progenitor of the Israel that hoisted the name of Jehovah Jesus, the Saviour of fallen Adam. The ‘fame’ of the LORD God and His salvific project, the accomplished business of the Lamb’s perfection – when sin was atoned for – was first published by Israel of Shem. The business is the proclamation of the word of God. Israel went from a community to another; then from the land of Israel to the land of the Gentiles: for does it not read, “… to the Jew first, and to the Gentile” [Romans 1:16].

                Shem, having successfully preached the gospel to the Japhetic Gentiles and Japheth had got born again, the two sons of Noah are found conspicuously dwelling in the tent or the tabernacle of the Lord God.

                When Japheth took the same word of God – for it cannot be in any way different from one person to another – there was a huge thirst and hunger for the glorious word of salvation. The Book was not only very voluminous, it was an arduous task making just the New Testament part of the Book. Necessity, the mother of invention, moved Japhetic Europe to invent the printing press. Voilà! Millions of the Bibles run in rapid circulation. Japheth, according to his name, enlarged the word of God universally.

Horus, Egyptian solar god, is of Ham.

                Ham, all the while, had been satisfying himself with the worship of variety of gods. Africa busied herself with the myriads of mythical deities. In the expansive drive of Europe, the progeny of Japheth, through seafaring brought the gospel to Africa of Ham, the son of Noah. Ham means ‘warm, hot’. The curse must not go directly to Ham. Why? Ham has his own calendar of divine timing for the proclamation of the word of Adamic salvation. Check this out. You will find out that Africa is the hottest in this end of time propagation of the gospel of atonement. Great teachers of the Word abound in the land of Ham. It is the Divine turn of Ham to preach till the rapture experience. Amen. Satan understands these things, so, he must do all he can to make it very difficult and if possible, outright impossible to continue Divine mandate according to God’s calendar in regard to Hamish duty in the business of the heavenly Father.

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [1]

                The entire land of human habitation situated under the solar glare is, without controversy, under curse. Six thousand years of Adamic perverse, malice aforethought ways against God’s will is the resultant effects under which our world is wreathing. It is absolutely correct to blame the political ineffectiveness of Africa on bad leadership. There is another huge angle to the African failure.

                Why does this very world wreathe in calamitous trends today? The Bible has all the answers.     Adam and his wife sinned; they should be destroyed; but check out what God did: “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life” [Genesis 3:17], making Adam an indirect carrier of the curse.

                Minus Cain – the one I call the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants – the first ten progenitors of the antediluvian age – those l call antediluvian saints – gave birth to biological sons and daughters, save the last one, Noah. The first nine – Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah and Lamech – according to the Bible records, “begat sons and daughters”. Noah fathered, biologically, only three sons: Shem, Japheth and Ham.

                After the Great Deluge, Noah, the progenitor of this present earth’s population, sacrificed unto the LORD God, Who blessed Noah, his wife, three sons, and the wives of his sons, eight in all. Genesis 9:1 “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” It was a re-enactment of Genesis 1:28. “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered” (Genesis  9:2). You cannot curse whoever God blesses.

Inebriated father Noah

                Noah, mistakenly, got himself drunk with the juicy liquid of the vine. Unconsciously he threw himself into nakedness. Ham, who was probably with his son, Canaan, saw the drunken nakedness, and made a huge, offensive fun of it.

                Noah woke up from the sordid experience which flowed from the inebriant grapes; but knowing what Ham did. Noah could not curse Ham – he had been blessed already by the divine pronouncement of the Most High – so what could he do? The Bible says of Noah in Genesis 9:25-27 “And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26) And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27) God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”

The fall of Adam’s race

                The similarity of this occurrence is when Adam sinned against the LORD God and He would not place the curse of Adamic perversion on Adam directly. Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” simply because the LORD God had already blessed Adam: Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

                If God had placed a direct curse on Adam, it would have been ominous in certain ways. A negation of God’s infallibility, pertaining to the Logos, would have stood to challenge the validity of God’s benediction. It would have meant that Jehovah God, either did not think well before blessing them, or did not make use of His foreknowledge; or maybe God did not truly know the future. Jesus would not have had the enablement to subdue death. God’s benediction says: “and subdue it – i.e. the earth. Jesus came to the earth as a man. It must be an indirect curse, so that, one day Enos and the antediluvian saints would have the legality to “call upon the name of the LORD.”

Ham’s gospel participation


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                A direct curse could render the “call upon the name of the LORD” ineffective for lack of spiritual legality. The Messianic connectivity to Ham’s involvement came to ocular perception in Matthew 27:31-32 “And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32) And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” Cyrene is the Greek Kurēnaios (koo-ray-nah’-yos), meaning: ‘a native of Cyrene; a Cyrenaean, that is, inhabitant of Cyrene.’

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  

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UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [ten]

“…lo, great multitude, which no man could number…worshipped the LAMB” [Revelation 7:9].

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10]          Let us look at the word ‘partakers’ of Hebrews 2:14. It is koinōneō (koy-no-neh’-o): ‘to have or do in common with, have a share of or take part in a thing with another.’ Adamic humanity shares in common the palpability of fleshy nature of a body-covering. When it comes to Jesus, the Greek word for ‘took part’ is metecho (met-e’-chō): ‘1. to share or participate. 2. (by implication) to belong to. 3. (by extension) to eat or drink (thus partaking and belonging). 4. (as a general life lesson) make distinction between whom you will and will not eat and drink.’ Jesus Christ, the Lord from heaven, an uncreated Being, merely participated in the fleshly nature of Adamic corporeality. Christ wore the humanity of Jesus, the son of Mary, as a man wears his clothing. Christ needed to become a human being to save Adam from the annihilating sinful nature. Remember what it says in John 1:14 that “the WORD was made flesh” and I explained that the ‘made’ is actually ginomai, meaning ‘become’.

                Who is the Isaiah 9:6 ‘Prince of Peace’? He is the controlling Personage in all the days of the Messianic rule of one thousand years: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7) And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8) And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10) And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious” (Isaiah 11:6-10). Psalm 72:7 “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.” 2Corinthians 5:18-19 “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” Colossians 1:20-21 “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21) And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.”

                Peace that passes all understanding is what to expect from the Prince of peace. For an unprecedented whole millennium, the LORD Jesus will sit on His throne of righteousness in administration of perfect peace which none other can give other than ‘which is, and which was, and which is to come,’ Lord Jesus, the Almighty. For further reading go to: Psalm 72:3; Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 85:10; Daniel 9:24-25; Micah 5:2-5; Luke 2:12-14; John 14:27; John 14:27; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1-10; 2Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 2:14-18; Hebrews 7:2-3.

The grand Apokalupsis

                The grand Apokalupsis [Revelation] of the Lord Jesus is found in the last book of the Bible. Revelation 1:1-2 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.” The risen Christ appeared to John on the island of Patmos, where he was confined. The story is that the Roman government had tried to execute him without any success, so, the island became his jail of confinement. Then, in verse eight of Revelation, Jesus said, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

                “Aleph to tau” is the common expression of the Jews to denote ‘the totality of all things.’ Aleph is the first Hebrew letter alphabetically and tau is the last letter. John had to use the Greek letters since he was writing in Greek. ‘Beginning and ending’ denote perpetuity. While the alpha and the omega denote the Causer of all causes, beginning and the ending point to the fact that the Speaker has an existence from eternity to eternity. ‘Lord’ in this verse is the Hebraic God, Jehovah. Old manuscripts render ‘Lord’ as ‘Lord God’ or ‘God.’ The title ‘Almighty’ is the Greek pantokrator (pan-to-kra’-tōr) ‘the all-ruling, i.e. God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’ Jesus is revealed in this verse as the pantokrator who created all things: some were brought into existence ex nihilo – without existing materials. Pantokrator essentially makes Jesus very God of very God. Amen.

       Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

       “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

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UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [nine]

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9]            Concerning His ‘name’ in Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 7:14 unveils, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” It reads in one of His pre-incarnate manifestations when He visited the home of Manoah, before the birth of Samson, in the Book of Judges 13:18 “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” The word ‘secret’ is pil’ı̂y (pil-ee’): ‘wonderful, incomprehensible, extraordinary;’ and taking the definition of ‘seeing,’ wᵉ (wi), meaning ‘indeed’, into cognizance, ‘seeing It is secret’ should be defined as ‘absolutely and supremely wonderful’ and this cannot but be the name of the Most High. Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”  1Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

                As our ‘Counsellor’ of Isaiah 9:6, the prophecy said, “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both” (Zechariah 6:12-13). Jesus told His disciples in Luke 21:14-15, “Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15) For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” 1Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” Colossians 2:2-3 “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Read as well, John 1:16.

                In Zechariah 6:13 the ‘Counsellor’ is at once the King and the Priest after the order of Melchizedek – without a beginning and no ending of His Majestic sacerdotalism due to the fact of His eternality. The ubiquity of Jesus is captured in Luke 21:15. Who can give wisdom to the hearts of several people in diverse locations save the Most High? Jesus containerizes the entire wisdom and knowledge of God, ergo, He knows all things. There is no gainsaying the fact that only an entity of divinity can be made to us: wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption found in 1Corinthians 1:30.

                Jesus is the ‘Mighty God’ of Isaiah 9:6. Psalm 45:3 & 6 “Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.”  Verse 6 “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.”  John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”  Romans 9:4-5, “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5) Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”  Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” See Isaiah 45:24-25; Psalm 50:1; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Hebrews 1:8; and 1John 5:20.

                The 45th Psalm sings, most definitely, of the Christ, where He is aptly referred to as ‘most mighty’, wielding glorious majesty, whose throne is eternal. God the Father, sighting the Christ, addressed Jesus Christ, saying, “Thy throne, O God” simply because Christ is very God of very God. Jesus is the soon coming God and Saviour. 

                Does the Scripture agree with ‘the everlasting’ nature of His ‘Fatherhood’ found in Isaiah 9:6? Proverbs 8:23 “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” Hebrews 2:13-14 “And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14) Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Further reading: Isaiah 18:8 and 53:10. ‘Set up’ of Proverbs 8:23 is the Hebrew nacak (naw-sak’):1. to pour out. 2. (especially) to pour out a libation. 3. (by analogy) to anoint a king. 4. (also) to cast (metal).’ The Word of God, being a Personage of the Godhead, had been anointed for the mediatorial office of the Christ. The Holy Spirit, in the divine agreement with the Father, had poured forth the unguent of divine functionality on the Second Member of the Divinity in the long eternality of time before anything was brought into existence. This is what ‘set up’ means.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

       “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

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