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.

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IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part four)

Joshua, the captain of the LORD’s army would never bow in worship before an angel.

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4)            “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?  14) And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?  15) And the captain of the LORD’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so” [Joshua 5:13-15].

                The children of Israel know it when the Lord, their God, makes an appearance. He had entered into a covenant with them. One of the Hebraic definition of ‘man’, ‘ı̂ysh (eesh), is: ‘male (in contrast to woman, female); husband; human being, person (in contrast to God); champion; great man.’ There are sixteen types of ‘man’ in Hebrew. This ‘ı̂ysh is one of the two -the other being ‘Ba’al’- which means ‘husband’. The personage Joshua saw as a ‘man’, of the thirteenth verse, happened to be the covenant Husband of Israel, ergo, the spiritual Owner and God of Joshua, and, of course, the entire Israel.

                Śar (sar), the Hebrew for the 14th verse ‘captain’ means: ‘a head person (of any rank or class): – captain (that had rule), chief (captain), general, governor, keeper, lord.’ Joshua acknowledged this Captain as the Prince of peace. ‘Fell’ is the Hebraic nâphal (naw-fal’): ‘to fall prostrate, prostrate oneself before.’ Joshua’s prostration was a latria act. ‘Worship’ is shâchâh (shaw-khaw’): ‘to depress, that is, prostrate (especially reflexively in homage to royalty or God).’ It must be cognized that no true child of Israel will ever deign to bend in latria prostration before any being save his Jehovah. Jesus did not say, “I am known of my sheep,” for the fun of it. It is a truism.

 The Captain of the host of the host is the pre-incarnate manifestation of Christ

                Joshua remembered that Jehovah is a Man of war! That HE is the Leader of the angelic host of heaven was not lost to him. This was not Michael, Gabriel or any other luminous angel. The One before Joshua is none other than the One that cometh from Edom; with dyed garments from Bozrah! Joshua knew this Visitant was the One, “sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in” [Isaiah 40:22]. He could not even as much as breathe the shortest available argument, he went flat like the lizard on the ground, in holy adoration to the Great I AM, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty! Amen. Joshua is a witness to the goings forth of the Lord from heaven. Praise the Lord!

                The case of Manoah and his encounter with the angel of the LORD, borne out of God’s intention to remove his wife’s barrenness, is what we see in the Book of Judges chapter 13. Every ‘man’ (six of them) and of ‘husband’ (three in number) in this Judges 13 occurrence is the Hebraic ‘ı̂ysh; which speaks of the totality of man, in whose hands dwell the charge of things. He came to prove that He was not an ordinary angel. “And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour? 18) And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret” [Judges 13:17-18]? Let it be known that the Scriptures never allow an unnecessary honour to be given to angels.

The Jews know when they are faced with the manifestation of the LORD God –they bow in latria

                ‘Honour’ is kâbad or kâbêd (kaw-bad’) ‘to be heavy, be weighty.’ Why would this Visitant give His name as ‘secret’, the Hebrew of which can be either pil’ı̂y (pil-ee’) or pâlı̂y’ (paw-lee) and means: ‘wonderful, incomprehensible, extraordinary, remarkable.’ Pil’ı̂y or pâlîy comes from pâlâ (paw-law) ‘to separate, that is, distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication to be (causatively makegreat, difficult, wonderful.’ This is what transpired in verse 20, “For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.” This is what a typical Jew does when the manifestation of his LORD God comes to his ocular expression: a bow in latria.

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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3)            Every ‘Lord’ of verses 27 to 32 of Genesis chapter 18 is the Hebraic ‘Ᾰdônây (ad-o-noy’): ‘Lord – title, spoken in place of Yahweh in Jewish display of reverence.’ No other entity, save Jehovah God, is addressed as the Jewish ‘Ᾰdônây. Abraham, indeed, had a real person to person discourse with ‘Ᾰdônây Jesus, in His pre-incarnate manifestation. And was he glad? Selah!

Joshua and the Israeli army

                As close to Moses as Joshua was, he only heard of the physical appearance of the Divinity. Not until Israel was about to take over the land of Jericho he did not experience a physical encounter with the Creator (Joshua 5:13-15). The connectivity of His Adamic goings began in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. Let us look at the definition of ‘heard’ which is the Hebraic shama` (shaw-mah’): ‘1. to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.). 2. (causatively) to tell, etc.’ The approaching act of ‘walking’ is halak (haw-lak’): ‘advance by steps; lifestyle’. So many Bible teachers believe that God neither walked nor was intelligently heard by Adam and his wife. Shama` by its definitions makes it so clearly understood that God did tell something into their hearing and they, Eden Garden occupants, heard the voice of the Lord God intelligently.

The image of Genesis 3:8

                The profound meaning of halak, that is, ‘lifestyle’ spells out the facticity of God being a habitual Visitant to the Eden Garden every cool of the day [Genesis 3:8]. God the Father, as theological pellucidity teaches, never vacates His celestial throne. Who, therefore, is this LORD God, whose goings forth did halak Eden’s grounds? It is the documented Personage of John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” Jesus made an unbelievable asseveration of Himself, as He visibly remained seated beside a befuddled Nicodemus, and at the same material time existing in the empyreal assizes of the Rainbow Administration of Jehovah. I can hear an understanding soul, screaming, “Incredible! But true!”

“Peradventure ten shall be found there.” [Genesis 18:30-32]

                Of Abraham the Lord Jesus revealed “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad” [John 8:56]. This happened in Genesis 18:13 “And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?” From the scriptural narrative, the scenario of this verse was not a vision of somnambulism. A slaughtered calf dressed and served was the sumptuous meal before the physical Visitants. It was in the course of whatever course of the meal that the LORD Jesus, in His pre-incarnate manifestation, brought forth the Divine query of Genesis 18:17-21, “And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18) Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19) For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20) And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21) I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”

Sodom and Gomorrah evil experience

                This was certainly not a case study of the fantasy of a somnambulist: for the eventual outcome of this Abrahamic souls haggling ended in the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19:24, 25 & 28 “Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25) And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.”  In the twenty-eighth verse, the Bible says of Abraham: 28) And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.”

                Most definitely, Abraham was not experiencing this visitation from the state of the vision of a night’s slumber. “And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:” [Genesis 18:27]. Will Abraham ever forget this day? Of course, not! It was too good to be true. He was served with an empyreal titillation. “And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31) And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. 32) And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake” [Genesis 18:30-32].

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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IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part two)

Yeshua Mashiyach! The Word became flesh!  

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2)            Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. . The abstract ‘beginning’ is the Hebraic re’shiyth (ray-sheeth’): ‘1. the first, in place, time, order or rank. 2. (specifically) a firstfruit.’ An interesting revelation is the Hebrew interpretation of our King James Version of ‘God’, ‘elohiym (el-o-heem’) ‘elohiy (el-o-hee’): ‘1. (literally) supreme ones. 2. (hence, in the ordinary sense) gods. 3. (specifically, in the plural, especially with the article) the Supreme God (i.e. the all supreme). 4. (occasionally, by way of deference) supreme magistrates, the highest magistrates of the land.’ The Hebrew ‘elohiym is plural, God did not tell the history (His story) of creation to Moses using eloahh, the singular term. Why? For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one [1John 5:7].

                ‘Darkness’, choshek (cho-shek’) means: ‘1. the dark. 2. (literally) darkness. 3. (figuratively) misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.’ The figurativeness of ‘darkness’ is its alienation from anything ‘elohiym of Genesis 1:1. The two main linguistic forms of ‘Spirit of God’ has ‘Spirit’ as ruwach (roo’-ach): ‘1. wind. 2. (by resemblance) breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation. 3. (figuratively) life, anger, unsubstantiality. 4. (by extension) a region of the sky. 5. (by resemblance) spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions);’ and ‘God’ as the same ‘elohiym. If the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Divine Ones, then He is God eternal as well. Trinity.

                ‘Light’ is ‘owr (ore) ‘1. illumination. 2. (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.); and ‘Night’ layil (lah’-yil), leyl (lale) [Isaiah 21:11] or aylah (lah’-yel-aw) means: ‘1. (properly) a twist (away of the light), i.e. night. 2. (figuratively) adversity.’ ‘Day’ which is yowm (yome) means: ‘1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term.’ The light of Genesis 1:3 is not an object of God’s creation; it is the Christ. Genesis 1:14 is of the light of creation.

                John 1:4-9 dwells on the Light. Verse 9 reads, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”  The adjectival ‘true’ is the Greek alēthinos (al-ay-thee-nos’): ‘that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name.’ Alēthinos comes from alēthēs (al-ay-thace’) which is made of the Greek negative ‘a’ and lanthanō (lan-than’-o): ‘true: as not concealed.’ This Light is the same light of Genesis 1:3. It is indubitably a Personage.

                Of the Light is 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.” Now, the active ‘made’, the Greek ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee) is not of a one who comes from creation. It is defined as ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being’. Christ simply wore Jesus as His earthly Personage. Christ, who was not a human, became an Adam. He had been, before the Adamic creation.

                 The Light, Jesus Christ, is the only One among the Trinity, whose physical existence is not concealed from human ocular experience. If He was there at the beginning of creation, it follows, ergo, that the birth of His humanity by the Virgin Mary was not the first time of His existence. Jesus’ humanity came into being right there inside the procreative matrix of the Virgin Mary. But of Christ, seven centuries before His Incarnation, Prophet Micah pronounced in the 5th chapter of the 2nd verse of his vatic book, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” The pronoun ’whose’ –ô, –w,–û (pronounced -or) is: ‘he, him, his; it, its.’

                The phrasal ‘goings forth,’ mowtsa’ah (mo-tsaw-aw’) is, ‘1. origin, a family descent, coming out. 2. (also) a sewer.’ Qedem (keh’-dem) and yowm (yome) ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) are ‘of old’ and ‘everlasting’ respectively. While Qedem means: ‘1. the front. 2. (of place, absolutely) the fore part. 3. (relatively) the East. 4. (of time) antiquity;’ yowm ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) is made of yowm [1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term] and ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) [long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world]. You know what holds so much titillation in this verse? This prophesied one, expected to come forth out of Bethlehem –in an earthly event of time— is the very One whose goings forth, is at the same time, from of old, from everlasting! It is more spiritual than the physical understanding of human calculation. Only God can successfully achieve this phenomenal feat. The goings forth of the Christ has been from a time too incalculable for an understanding of scientific probe of time reading. This asserts the eternality of Christ’s Divine nature. Amen! Confer these verses: Psalm 90:2; Proverbs 8:22-23 and John 1:1.

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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IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part one)

Jesus at age twelve, in the Jerusalem Temple

1)            Was His Bethlehem procreation His very first time of treading upon the terra firma of Adamic reality? Had He an existence before His birth into the tribe of Judah? Erroneously, Jehovah’s Witnesses sect of Charles Taze Russell’s founding teaches that Christ was the first angelic intelligence of creationism in the person of archangel Michael, quoting 1Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” Mohammedan Islamism sees Jesus as one of the myriad holders of the vaticinatory office of Allah. Cerintus, as the mouthpiece of gnostic Docetism, in the days of the Apostles, spread the Satanism of Christ as being just a mere consciousness; the intangibility of which just comes upon whomever it chooses as its receptacle, and goes away after an achieved purpose –e. g. it left Jesus when He died.

How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” [Luke 1:34]

                The protocol of the LORD God, the Bible, disagrees with these errors. So, how is it possible for an earthly being to experience an existentiality before an earthly life of 33 ½ years? It is quite simple!

                We read from the Book of John 1:1-4 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. 4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  

                Johannine New Testamentary divine inspired of the above has the word ‘beginning’ arche (ar-chee’) meaning: ‘1. (properly abstract) a commencement. 2. (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank); origin.’ Two entities of Divinity have a mention here. They have an existence before creationism, from this biblical documentation. In order of time, place or rank the ‘Word’ of God stands in absolute supremacy. The next word ‘was’, can be en (een’), esan (ee’-san), ete (ee’-te), emen (ee’-men), es (ees’), or estha (ees’-tha) I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ What makes this ‘was’ interestingly worthy of note is its grammatical structure. It is an imperfect tense of eime (be or am), ‘AM’ part of God’s name -I AM.

                ‘Word’, logos (lo’-ğos), is: ‘1. a word, something said (including the thought). 2. (by implication) a saying or expression. 3. (by extension) a discourse (on a topic). 4. (informally) a conversation (on a topic). 5. (thus) a matter. 6. (also) a reasoning (of the mental faculty). 7. (hence) a reason (i.e. a motive).’ Zoe (zō-ee’) is the Greek for ‘life’: ‘1. life (more than merely the present physical or natural life). 2. life-above (above or elevated in relation to the mere physical condition. There may be strong connotations and direct inferences to Spiritual, Kingdom, or Eternal life in certain contexts, but not always. This word deserves special demarcation and attention). 3. epithet of Jesus (John 14:6), the source of life (Col 1:16-17), both of the natural existence and above this mere bodily existence. 4. (Note) The act of genuine, neighborly kindness is an example of living above the mere bodily, flesh-driven existence.  In a lower sense, watching the beauty of a sunset with someone and waiting as the stars appear is also an example.’ What is ‘light’? It is phos (fōs’): ‘luminousness.’

                The Johannine revelation used an imperfect tense ‘was’, classifying the existence of the Logos as an eternal one in the past –that came to no ceasing— that is, before creationism. His existence never came to an end from eternity past even through the creationism. The eternal life essence of Jesus shared zoe with God the Father. Simply put, zoe means ‘God’s kind of life.’ Now, as the Logos, Christ is: ‘the totality of God’s mind, will and thought.’ How can any entity be thus and exist in the classification of an object of creationism? Verse three in its unequivocalness, categorically says “all things were made by him.” If it says, “and without him was not anything made that was made,” does the spirit of limpidity not pour forth the revelatory facticity that nothing, absolutely, did create this enigmatic Personage, Jesus Christ? Can anyone be a life giver and not be God, the blessed Author of creationism? “And the life was the light of men” must of Scriptural necessity take us back to Genesis.

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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O! LUCIFER! [4]

Music: Lucifer’s métier and no doubt Satanism employment.

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4)            Music leadership made you the biggest star of the stars of celestial pomp. To the praise and worship of the Divinity of the Trinity, did you not receive directory manoeuvre, by the Holy Spirit, through the labyrinth treasure of the Logos where you got the true lyrics in the latria of the Most High? How could your universal fame, triggered by the Holy Spirit, in the name of the Christ, make you forget that the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created?” The word ‘workmanship’ is the Hebrew melâ’kâh (mel-aw-kaw’): ‘properly deputyship, that is, ministry; generally, employment (never servile) or work (abstractly or concretely); also property (as the result of labor);’ making this ‘workmanship’ an occupation of a religious business nature.

Lucifer must bow before the throne of JESUS –The Prince of Peace

 Is the One who gave you that employment not the Eternal LORD God? You failed, Lucifer, to understand that the elevation given to you was a gift to a mere object of creationism. You shunned the divine gesture of eternality for a vainglorious apotheosis. You asked for it! That, Lucifer, was absolute stupidity. Is it not the mind of egregious stupidity that dreams of retirement from Jehovah’s business? Jehovah is eternal. You did not want to continue in the use of the tabrets to beat the pulsating drums that sends the empyreal host in spiritual frenzy of stomping dance before the LORD God in worship. You were tired of playing the musical wind instruments of the pipes before the thrice holy God. Loss. Your eternal loss.

12 precious stones of the priesthood

Added to your unequaled dexterity was the preciousness of the awe-inspiring stones of your adornment. This is an unparallelable beauty of creation. You were pulchrified to an astonishing oomph. But for the pride that did ride you like a pony, you could not see that the number ten of the precious stones is of trials. In the starkness of woefulness, Lucifer, you failed; and is the sadness thereof not the eternality of your miserable hellish sentence? Little did you know that the fiery destructiveness of the carbuncle (gem of flaming colour), one of stones that pulchrified you, was the judgemental employment for your disobedience (check the above Ezekiel 12:18).

You probably were of the knowledge that these stones would, one day, adorn the chest of the Aaronic priesthood, ergo, you had been considered a high priest, just like the Christ. Again, Lucifer, wrong and wrong you were. While your ten stones were scattered about you, that of the Aaronic order were in four rows, each of three, totalling twelve, the number of Christ Jesus. The eternality of Christ presupposes that anyone who wants to be like Him must of necessity continue to follow Him all the days of his created life. And that guarantees eternal bliss from the throne of the Rainbow Administration of the Eternal Father. Amen.

The Prince of darkness

Well, you got what the desiderative crave of your evil heart longed after.

The name of the Tyrus king Ethbaal points to Nimrod, the sun god on your satanic behalf. The whole world serves the sun god, Lucifer, the god of this sinful earth. Politicians fall before you to help them to clinch political positions, globally. One day, the ultimate Antichrist will emerge in the power of Satanism. For how long? Seven years, just seven out of eternal years.

Meanwhile your metier, music, is what you continue to use to dominate the life of earthly beings. The entertainment industry which includes music and the movie businesses thrive under the supervision of Satanism –hardly would any Hollywood movie not contain pornographic scenes, and a societal acceptance of homosexuality. Soon, very soon all of this shenanigan will come to a halt. The Lord of creation will descend as echoes the cry of the Church, Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices [Song of Solomon 8:14].

Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

 “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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O! LUCIFER! [3]

Lucifer, the god behind the Nimrodic Baal, the sun god.

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3)            What a wasted existentiality, O Lucifer, have you brought unto your being! Everything you boast of à la creationism is not of your creativity. “I made thee so” were the asseverative pronouncement of Ezekiel 28:14 “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.” Many unschooled teachers of the Scriptures will tell you that the vaticination of this chapter of the Book of Ezekiel is directed at, Ethbaal or Ithobal, the king of Tyre and not to the Devil. Lucifer, I know this is the execrable you. The king of Tyrus could never have been in the Eden Garden as the 13th verse points out. These are the words of prophet Ezekiel. “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 15) Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16) By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17) Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18) Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee” [Ezekiel 28:12-18].

God did not create the world tôhû bôhû, the Hebrew for ‘without form and void’, found in Genesis 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” How do I know this fact? It is a vaticinatory facticity of Isaiah 45:18 “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”

Without form’ of Genesis 1:2 or ‘in vain’ of Isaiah 45:18 is tôhû (to’-hoo): ‘From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain; formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness;’ and ‘void’ of Genesis is bôhû (bo’-hoo): ‘From an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin.’ What the ingenuity of Jehovah’s creationism brought into existence was a state of conduciveness. The evil perpetration of yours, Lucifer, brought the judgment of the cataclysmic indistinguishable ruin of tôhû bôhû. Christ created you, Lucifer, in perfection: for verse 15 says, “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” God did not plant iniquity in your being, it was you, Lucifer, who thought yourself into the embarkation of the profanity of the nobility of your free moral agency. How could you ever believe that you stood any chance, at all, in going solo without the support of the Divinity of the Logos, continue to remain a mind boggling inconvenience.

Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

 “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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O! LUCIFER! [2]

Archetypal lowliness of heart found in the incarnate Christ; which was absent in Lucifer.

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2)            You would rather cut corners to achieve vain glories over clayey mankind like me. On the 3rd of February, 2021, you gave me a life threatening chase –in a vision. When you eventually caught up with me, a scared still-standing me discovered that you have bothered yourself chasing an untouchable H.O. Ojewale, by the grace of Jesus Christ. The futility of your naughtiness dawned on me, giving me more assuring knowledge that, if Jesus Christ be for me, what can Satan, the Devil do? “Absolutely nothing,” is the answer. Do you not feel sorry for yourself? Is it not too bad that all a clayey mould of my being has to do is just resist your threat and I have got you scampering off with your proverbial demonic tail snaking between your busy hind legs! Pitiful! But do I pity you?

Inglorious Lucifer

                Only the jejunity of a Scriptural bankrupt mind allows himself to feel sorry for a totally deranged idiot whose state of unconscionability is at the worst fatality of extremity. I do not feel sorry for anyone who will look into the eternality of the eyes of Divinity and decide to go against the eternality of His Almightiness. Lucifer’s closeness to Jehovah, as the head of empyreal praise and worship choir, makes his sin too grievous. I am trying to understand just why Lucifer, whose role is to hold the light before the true Light, will turn against the same true Light of eternal resplendence. Lucifer, you are not the true eternal Light; you are just the bearer. Lucifer means ‘light bearer.’ You removed the true Light, Jesus Christ, from the wickedness of your heart. What are you now, Lucifer? A hell bound Prince of darkness is what you have become.

                They dwell in darkness, they that fell into the propagating machination of the Devil. First it was the celestial intelligent beings that listened, believed, followed and fell with him. Next, it was the beings of pre-adamic creation. They listened to the sonorous protest of his musical entertainment. They were sold absolutely on his evil cause, gave Satanism their full support and became the demons of these days’ wickedness.

The fall of mankind

                When Adam allowed the spiritual death of his woman to cause his fall and the resultant effect on humanity, did you, Lucifer, not go into the frenetic vociferation of lunatic ejaculations? You thought it was the end of the Adamic race, favoured with the ‘likeness’ and a particularly satanic envy of the ‘image’ of the Divinity. Alas Adam has a second chance from the endless fountain of God’s mercy on account of the Image –the Lord Jesus. This Jesus, the Lord of lords and the King of kings did set His feet of Divinity on terra firma, with all lowliness of heart which you, a created being, refused to do. Shame on you, Lucifer! Today, I am a favoured recipient of the Lord’s mercy. His divine intervening mercy surrounds me just as the mountains rise protectively around the city of Jerusalem. Amen. Lucifer is the eternal loser!

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7)

                There is a Scriptural antidote to this roaring beast and his devouring crave. It is found in the book of James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” The word ‘submit’ is the Greek hupotassō (hoop-ot-as’-so): ‘to arrange under, to subordinate, put in subjection; obey.’ The true submission of one’s self is to be ‘born again.’ As God’s child, when the evil maniac shows up in whatever form, do the needful, ‘resist’ his advances. ‘Resist’ is anthistēmi (anth-is’-tay-mee): ‘to set one’s self against, to withstand, oppose.’ And what is the Greek for ‘flee’? It is pheugō (fyoo’-go): ‘seek safety by flight; to be saved by flight, to escape safely out of danger; to run away (literally or figuratively) by implication to shun; by analogy to vanish.’ I believe you can see why the Devil could not harm me in the vision I saw? As a born again Christian, your life is hidden in Christ Jesus. The enemy has to deal with the Lord first, that is, if he will dare Jesus.

Lucifer: No longer the light bearer.

                All that you call trophies of conquests are collections of useless Pyrrhus’ dance of war. You are indeed a pitiful sight.

                Lucifer, oh Lucifer, so you went through all these harrowing experiences ofgoing to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it” [Job 2:2] just to win hell bound disobedient people, the foulness of demonism and the fallen angelic cohorts who are languishing in chains of darkness in Tartarus (2Peter 2:4). At the end of it all, you and your cohorts have your eternal existentiality in hell; your trophies are indeed of Pyrrhus. No sane being toils for pyrrhic trophies.

                Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

 “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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O! LUCIFER! [1]

1)            You are a product of creationism, a proof of not having an existentiality of the eternity past, the first of kind –an object of creationism— to stride through the time of creation and to be ushered into the eternity to come in the glory of the Divinity. You forgot, having been blinded by the egregious delusions of arrant stupidity of the absoluteness of fallacious nothingness, that you were and would forever remain an object of creationism. Lucifer, did you not grab a seemingly something, something outside the reality of the will of the Most High? Your prideful cogitation did not allow you to understand that whatever is kept outside God’s view is essentially non-existent. What you had in your delusional grasp was the theft of an absolutely uselessness of nothingness –the vanity of impossibility was the hope of your plunder!

                The beauteous splendour of your glory went into your head, and stupidly forgot, quite unlike your Maker, who ever forgets not, that your being is a matter of historical documentation, far by the farthest of imagination lower than the co-Creatorship Divine Members of the Trinity. Isaiah 14:12-13, How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:This is the scriptural proof of Lucifer’s narcissism.

As the son of the morning, Lucifer, you are not the Day Star –JESUS.

                Should you not have remained the first glorious intelligent being of creation and remain a phenomenal angel of greatness? How could you please yourself with vain glory? It is truly an uncomfortable fascination, dwelling on the reason for your celestial disobedience. How could you not be satisfied with being the number one intelligent being of creationism? Lucifer, you made your heinous, criminal choice. To think that your rule of Satanism lasts only a very short time makes you the biggest fool before the thrice holy God. Amen.

                John’s account of Satan’s spiritual demise in Revelation 12:12, “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time;” shows how short is the devil’s time. From the creation of Adam the male and female, going by Peterine “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” of 2Peter 3:8, the six thousand years of our present earth is not even up to the celestial one week. When you eventually receive the world’s worship with the Antichrist as your regent it will last for only forty-two months!

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds” [Isaiah 14:14]

                Isaiah 14:14-15 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15) Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. And to think that a transient three and a half years of godhood –against the will of Jehovah— happens to be the desideration of your beastly salivation tells me the incorrigibility of the warped mentality of the abject dementia ruling your dark heart. You staged the first ever putsch. Retributively, incorrigible dementia staged another putsch in your dark heart. Shame!

Lucifer, you fell from the glorious Light into despicable darkness.

                Should you not have told yourself not to allow the evil thoughts of your dangerous, mental tread? Foolishly, you thought you could manage irresponsibility. Your responsibility is to your Creator, the Divine Christ. You did not create yourself and neither can you recreate, positively, an existing object of creationism. You should have gone to the Creator in lowliness of a heart, needing divine intervention, involve the Christ in this foreign falsehood, alien to the I AM THAT I AM. You should have told the story of your reckless wont. Ask the One who brought you, you that were not, before your making, of this nagging problem, telling Him to help you banish the alien foolishness. If you had done that, you would have gone through your probation, testifying of the goodness of the LORD God, and, leading in the salvific song of angelic restoration. Just imagine if by your needful gesture other angels had followed suit, what glorious diadem you would have adorned your head to the glory of Him, which is, and which was, and which is to come. Amen.

                Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

 “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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EXISTENTIAL RIGHTEOUSNESS (5)

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5)            Galatians 3:21-23 “Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22) But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23) But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.”

                Jeremiah 23:6 “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Is this verse a pertainment only to the physicality of the Judean of Israel? Certainly not. It pertains more to the Christian than to any race. The name Judah means ‘praise’. Israel means ‘a prince, or better still, a ruler by God’s side’. The Christian is one creation brought into being to offer true praises to the Most High Jehovah. Who are referred to as the spiritual children of God? They are the Christians. 1Peter 2:9-10 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” ‘People’ from this verse is the Greek laos (lah-os’): ‘a tribe, nation, all those who are of the same stock and language.’ Who, therefore, are these Christians? We are the next of kin to the LORD God Almighty. It is on account of this kinship that the Scripture says, Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 4:7).

Jesus is the key to the righteousness of God

                Let us understand what “righteousness which is of God by faith” in Philippians 3:9 is. Romans 10:3 “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Ignorance of scriptural facts leads so many people into believing that their hands and acts will make them righteous before the LORD God. Romans 10:10 reveals, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Believing is an act of faith. The ‘faith’ in this verse is not unconnected with the finished work of Jesus, in His divine bid to save mankind. Faith is the key; inserted into man’s predicament, the key of faith turned, an ignition is in force, and the Holy Spirit perfects the act of faith. Faith in Jesus, when it has to do with salvation comes with a total package which include justification, sanctification, power and righteousness.

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus (1Corinthians 1:30)

                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:” In this verse we see the First and the Second Members of the Trinity making sure of the actuating the inherent righteousness. Our righteousness leads to other spiritual benefits of the above verse of the Bible. Galatians 2:16, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” Should a verse like this not sum up the whole disquisition? But, unfortunately, many Church people want to prove that they must have a hand in this matter of righteousness which only the Divinity alone bestows.

 The unity of the Divinity consummates creationism

                2Peter 1:1 “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” The righteousness is never our making, God, who fashioned it in our genes, is the One who enhances its ignition. Galatians 4:4-7 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” This is a joint effort of the Trinity: the Lord Jesus, God the Son comes down from heaven to walk, on our behalf, the walk of redemption for us; the Holy Spirit is sent to midwife the regeneration our rebirth; and the end result makes us the heir of God the Father Himself. Ponderous! It speaks of eternality of heirship, most definitely.

                The good Shepherd, as the Eternal LORD, can only wrought an eternally secured salvation (if indeed He is a miracle Worker). Amen. All the Lord God did was to go back to the Eden right standing of Adam, carry out its evocation then wraps it around the redeemed soul, who happened to have it in his genes.

                If the creation of Adam (made from an unconscious gathering of dust) came with the bestowal package of righteousness, which he did nothing to earn, it should follow that the righteousness of his progenies of regeneration, through the sacrificial Lamb of God, cannot be earned as well. In the Eden he fell as the lord of the earth, because he could not save himself, cutting his supposedly immortality short. As a born again Christian, Adam is no longer his own lord, the eternal LORD saved him, bringing him into the eternality of his Divinity and righteous Lordship. Amen.

The Lamb of God

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“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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EXISTENTIAL RIGHTEOUSNESS (4)

Man’s toil of righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)

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4)            Unknown to most Christians, as earlier explained, is the egregious anathema of the definition of ‘filthy’ (found in Isaiah 64:6), which is ‛êd (ayd): ‘the menstrual flux (as periodical); by implication (in plural) soiling.’ Beged (behg’-ed) is the Hebrew for ‘rags’ meaning: ‘treachery, deceit; garment, clothing (used indiscriminately).’ It was an unfortunate loss, that Adam plunged humanity into, unquestionably. Disobedient sinfulness eroded Adam’s righteousness, engendering a spiritual spillover of unrighteous existentiality unto every Adamic accouchement. It became extremely difficult for the Adamic nature to please God in this garb of sinfulness. “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven;” explained Jesus in Matthew 5:20.

                But all was not lost, all thanks be to God who bestowed an existential Image of Himself on the day six of Adam’s creation. Man had the eternality of spiritual survival implanted into him, just in case he decides to follow the right path in his future life of sin. Why would God say to the murderous Cain in Genesis 4:7 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door”? The feminine noun, ‘sin’ is regenerative. It is the Hebraic chaṭṭâ’th (khat-taw-aw’): ‘sin offering, sacrifice, expiation.’ And what is ‘lieth’? It is râbats (raw-bats’), meaning: ‘to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal)’; and that was the solution: “bring a sacrifice of a recumbent animal (sheep or goat): and I, the LORD God will forgive you, Cain,” was the divine solution to the sin question. Cain decided not to be a follower of Christ. Doomed, he became, for all eternity.

Purchase of regeneration very, very costly indeed.

                God, as a Businessman, will never lose His capital. He always makes sure of that. He knew that, unlike the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants, some of the Adamic stock would come to Him for salvation. Those ones would ignite the soteriological gene in them, and make their way to the Saviour, Jesus Christ. They will see the Light, after having believed the word of the saving grace. To them is the reservation of celestial regeneration midwifed by God, the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 1:17 “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Where comes the faith? It comes from the Word of God, Jesus Christ. The righteousness bestowed upon Christians does not come as an earned reward from a spiritual toil. Romans 4:6 “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works;” because it is something God decided, based on an act of faith from an individual. “Imputeth’ is the Greek logizomai (log-id’-zom-ahee): ‘to reckon, count, compute, calculate.’ Based on our ‘righteousness,’ impaired by our carnality, it is nothing short of ‘menstrual rags’ as offensive as the fig leaves apparels of Adam and his wife.

Not having mine own righteousness…but that which is through the faith of Christ (Phil. 3:9)

                 “Not having mine own” found in Philippians 3:9 has Scriptural corroboration in Psalms 130:2-4

“Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3) If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4) But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.” God, having walked with Israel, had engendered certain consanguinity. This reality emboldened David to ask for God’s ears. Access granted, an existential righteousness prompts an appeal to the Divinity, and in a so to speak manner, the rhetorical question of the third verse becomes so apropos. Knowing that all was not lost, the sanguinity of the fourth verse is a conclusive facticity.

                Romans 9:29-33, “And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 30) What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31) But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32) Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 33) As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”  What the legalism of the Jewry stance could not achieve is easily accessible to the supposedly hopelessness of the Gentiles: they tread the Scriptural path of faith. While Israel struggles with the mercilessness of the legalistic chambers of Mosaic institution, born again Christians are enjoying the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. A righteousness of faith ignition is the right standing that faith has enabled us to share with the LORD God. Amen.

                Jesus puts it very succinctly in 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.”  Temple sacrifices are of the Law, which cannot lead to eternal rest in heaven. The phrase, “which is of the law” from Philippians 3:9 receives corroboration from Galatians 3:10-14, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12) And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14) That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

The Bible insists: no man is justified by the law which has become a curse, when not totally observed; and that the promise of righteousness comes through faith.

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“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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