UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (II)

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Phinehas had to act like God

(…continued from part one…)

II)       The ‘javelin’ he used is rômach (ro’-makh) meaning: ‘to hurl i.e. spear, lance.’ Phinehas did what Cain (whose name speaks of javelin), the first born of mankind would not do. Phinehas did not fail to protect God’s word and His people. God is no respecter of persons, ergo, the judgment began, possibly with the back of the Israelite -a misrepresentation of God’s own Israel- through the belly of the Midianitish –a representation of heathenish practice of religion– woman. ‘Belly’ in Hebrew is: qôbâh (ko’-baw): ‘maw, stomach (of sacrificial victim); belly (of woman), the abdomen (as a cavity).” The word qôbâh comes from qâbab (kaw-bab’): ‘to curse, to scoop out, that is, (figuratively) to malign or execrate (that is, stab with words).’ God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil.

YESHUAH: VERY GOD OF VERY GOD! AMEN!

                God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil. God’s Church is a woman. The Midian woman is the falsehood of religion. The Israelite knew how Jehovah hates idolatry. His audacity was quite inexcusable. There is no mercy for a wanton disregard for God’s word. His Word is an Eternal Personality: Jesus Christ; who was, who is and is to come; the Almighty. Amen.

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            Verse 10 of Numbers chapter 25 says, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 11) Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.  12) Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:  13) And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” Many times the reason why certain actions are taken is not out of retaliation or bitterness of ill will. Divine indignation calls on one who is sensitive to the directive of the Holy Spirit to address certain issues. Consequences, as a matter of divine adjudicatory exigency, must be faced sometimes. Punishment. Jehovah is not an unforgiving Entity. Equity demands a satiation even from the Ultimate Judge, not because He is subservient to circumstances but simply because it is the law of His eternal Word. The Eternal One will not break even His own law. Amen.

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            It does not surprise me that Phinehas had to feel so responsible. Good people of God should emulate him, not by killing any offender of God’s word, though. Phinehas is the Hebrew pı̂ynechâs (pee-nekh-aws’): ‘mouth of brass or mouth of serpent -which comes from peh (mouth) and nâchâsh (serpent).’ Brass is a scriptural symbolism of judgment. Christians serve as judges of the righteousness of the LORD, their God. Phinehas is the son of Eleazar i.e. el‛âzâr (el-aw-zawr’) meaning: ‘God has helped.’ You cannot do work in His vineyard without His full backing. The Holy Spirit continually infuses you with His divine energy. And without the knowledge of the True Light, Jesus Christ, you lack the wisdom to carry out God’s judgment. Phinehas is well rooted in the name of his grandfather, Aaron, called ‘ahărôn (a-har-one’) in Hebrew and means: ‘light bringer.’ The beam of His light uncovers every iniquity upon which fairness of judgment must consume. Amen! What God’s child does is just to beam the light of Scripture on any issue. Any act of scriptural negation is of the enemy of God. Simple.

Phinehas rid Israel of idolatrous lust

            This is the spiritual credentials of God’s enemy who comes under the gavel of righteousness. Verses 14 and 15 read, “Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. 15) And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.” Zimri is the Hebraic zimrı̂y (zim-ree’): ‘my music.’ Lucifer, by experience, knows that the very moment he began to sing songs of his own was when he began to drive himself into perdition. Zimri sang and danced to the music that would not eulogise the Creator. Zimri allowed the Devil to provide him with the tenets of his own earthly father called Salu. In Hebrew Salucan besalû, salû’, sâlû’, or sallay (sal-loo’). It has a definition of ‘weighed’ and it comes from sâlâh (saw-law’): ‘to make light of, toss aside; to hang up, that is, weigh, or (figuratively) contemn.’

 The sting of death is sin (1Corinthians 15:56)

                As a matter of fact no Israelite is expected to be this far drawn into apostasy. Zimri refused to be an honourable Simeonite. Simeonites or shim‛ônı̂y (shim-o-nee’) are descendants of Simeon which means: ‘harkening.’ He forsook the words of Jehovah and joined himself to the despicable heathenish Cozbi kozbı̂y (koz-bee’). Cozbi means:my lie, falsehood.’ Falsehood of Satanism is an affront to the eternal existence of God. Cozbi’s father is Zur i.e. tsûr (tsoor): “rock” i.e. precipitous edge of cliff. The ways of falsehood always treads on the dangerous, pathetic paths of precipitousness.

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. 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!”      

(…to be continued…)

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THE NEW SPIRITUAL SPECIES (three)

   “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” Hebrews 13:5

 (Continued from part two)

(3)          Christians are not just another race of people, we are so close to Him, the Most High, as closer as His next of kin. ‘Nation’ (from 1Peter 2:9) is ethnos (eth’-nos): ‘a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe.’

                Tell me what titillation envelopes you coming to the realisation that you and the Most High are of the same tribal group? This is the nationality of the new spiritual species. ‘Peculiar’ has two definitive words of: eis (ice): ‘into, unto, to, towards, for, among,’ and peripoiēsis (per-ee-poy’-ay-sis):’a preserving, a preservation, possession, one’s own property, an obtaining.’

 Christians are divinely called out species

            What is ‘peculiar’ saying? Christians are a people obtained as God’s possession: a preservation of His Divine delight. It actually gives you a picture of a circle with a dot inside the circle. You, the special species, are the dot. God is the circle. A divine hedge around you: His especial prized property. If the Lord does not open the circular hedge none can access you to harm you. Remember Job, the righteous man? I am His prized possession. Are you a born again Christian? An affirmative answer means you are God’s best possession. He has kept you in the best of glorious places: in Himself! Your peculiarity is a possession safely treasured in Divinity.

                Why do you think Pauline apostolic penmanship will read, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” [1Corinthians 2:9]? When glorified, we will look better than angels. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” [1John 3:2]. Jesus tells us in John 14:17, “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” If the Spirit of God the Father, and of God the Son has taken a residence in our spirit realm, on account of the fact that we are born again Christians, then we have an endowment of the mind of Christ.

                There should be no wonder why it is written, “Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life” [1Corinthians 6:3]? It amazes me when a whole lots of Bible teachers and pastors will say that the good works we do on earth provide the materials for the architectural construction of the celestial buildings of our heavenly habitation. They certainly do not understand the Scripture. They teach from the reading of the KJV Elizabethan English rendition. They forget that the Septuagint is in the Greek of the New Testament. Without the Hebrew understanding it is very difficult, if not impossible, to teach the Old Testament. John 14:2, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Shall we look at the Greek understanding of the key words? ‘House’ is oikia (oy-kee’-ah): ‘properly residence (abstractly), but usually (concretely) an abode (literally or figuratively); by implication a family (especially domestics).’ Oikia, in this context is strictly of the domestic family. Angels, to our scriptural knowledge are sons of God.          

Do angels have physical construction of houses (according to scriptures)? Monē (mon-ay’) is the Greek for ‘mansions’ and it means: ‘a staying, that is, residence (the act or the place).’ Monē is specifically ‘room or space, large, wide, wide-stretched,’ in this context. I once asked someone while explaining this, “Which is larger, the ‘house’ or the ‘mansion’ from our architectural understanding?” He answered, “Mansion.”

                Then followed my rhetoric, “How come the ‘mansion’ is inside the smaller ‘house’?” ‘Many,’ polus (pol-oos’) means ‘large, wide, wide-stretched (space).’ The ‘many mansions’ tells us of large room or space for all Christians. Topos (top’-os) is the Greek for ‘place’ which means: ‘a spot (generally in space, but limited by occupancy; topos is different from chōra (kho’-rah): [‘a region or country, i.e. a tract of land] is a larger but particular locality), that is, location (as a position, home, tract, etc.); figuratively condition, opportunity; specifically a scabbard.’

            John 14:3, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Where exactly is the Topos of Jesus? Luke 22:69 has the answer. “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.” This is our special Topos -the right hand of the Majesty. Amen!  

 “I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

                Get born again and be counted among the new species of humanity, say this prayer with all your heart, meaning it:

“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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THE NEW SPIRITUAL SPECIES (two)

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  “…your life is hid with Christ in God” Colossians 3:3

(Continued from part one)

(2)          Not like the bulls, rams and lambs hitherto used in sacrificial exculpation, the expendability of which necessitated daily sanguinary butchered ritual for atonement, Jesus rose to live forever. That made the difference, soteriologically. At the pouring forth of the blood of the object of sacrifice in death, the sacrificant is absolved of the hanging judgment. The life of an innocent animal is exchanged for that of the sacrificing wrong doer. The dead animal is not recallable. When Jesus rose from the dead, the Eternal One, who is also the Holy One of Israel, came back from the dead to sniff out death from our essence. The Bible says, “we were quickened together with him:” for in so doing we rose never to die spiritually again, living as eternally as our Saviour, ‘who was, who is, and is to come. Amen!’ “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out.” How many sins were forgiven? The Book of Colossians’ answer is, “All!”

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THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jer. 23:6), “that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2Corinthians 5:21).

            If the scriptural factuality is of 2Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new;” does it not follow that the regenerated soul of a Christian is a spiritually brand new man? This word ‘new’ is the Greek kainos (kahee-nos’): ‘new (especially in freshness).’ Paul did not use neos or neōteros (neh’-os): ‘new, recently born, young, youthful, properly so with respect to age.’ This freshness is located in the spiritual silo or refrigeration of the eternal Christ Jesus. The newness of this freshness, coming from the throne of the Eternal Father, is definitely eternal!

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 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature…”

                “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” [Romans 10:10]. The noun ‘righteousness’ is the Greek dikaiosunē (dik-ah-yos-oo’-nay): ‘a feminine noun which speaks specifically of (Christian) justification.’ The feminity stance makes our justification a proper Bride of the Righteous Lamb, who has sworn the oath of “I will never leave nor forsake thee.” Most definitely, our life, as His mystical body on terra firma, has its locale majestically in Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead. “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory,” so says the word of God in Colossians 3:4, where ‘life’ is zoe, ‘God’s kind of life.’ The life of this new species cannot be lost, having its location in Christ, who continually takes care of it: for it is His own life! Amen!

            What does it say in Colossians 3:3? It reveals what the spiritual baptism does. “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” “Why,” if any should ask, “will God hide us doubly in Him and in Christ?” Eternal security! That is the answer. God would not trust any other but Him -Jesus. He does not want another careless blunder from an egregious stupidity displayed by the first Adam. “In him was life; and the life was the light of men” [John 1:4].

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“In him was life; and the life was the light of men”

                God made the absolutely best choice when He chose Jesus. He, most definitely, chose Himself when He chose to hide us in Jesus. Is Jesus not Emmanuel? “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out.”  God did all of these marvellous deeds to ensure our eternal safety, knowing fully well that we, as free moral agents could disrupt His ineffable plan of salvation. We, as the new spiritual species, have, therefore, become too priceless; bought with the invaluable sinless blood of the Lamb of Jehovah.

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HIS ASCENSION ENGENDERED OUR FUTURE RAPTUROUS ASCENSION

          1Peter 2:9, “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.” Amen. What is ‘chosen’? It is eklektos (ek-lek-tos’): ‘select; by implication favorite.’ What one does with and for a favourite belonging is what God does for and with us. When you have to discipline your body do you destroy it for whatever reason? I believe not. ‘Generation’ is genos (ghen’-os) meaning: ‘kindred or offspring.’ Christians are not just another race of people, we are so close to Him, the Most High, as closer as His next of kin. ‘Nation’ is ethnos (eth’-nos): ‘a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe.’

                Get born again and be counted among the new species of humanity, say this prayer with all your heart, meaning it:

“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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THE NEW SPIRITUAL SPECIES (one)

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 “…having forgiven you all trespasses…” Colossians 2:13

            Of what stunt am I expected to pull to perfect the finished toil of God as pertaining to the salvation of man? Being told of an engagement in a life-long work of morality to maintain my spiritual regeneration, doubtless, makes me the consummator of my salvation. The Christian soteriological stance is of eternal consequence (John 3:15, 16; 10:28). Do I have the capacity to containerise the essence of divine soteriology? Does theology imbue regeneracy with the power of sustenance, thereby, keeping my salvation as new as when the Author of salvation rose from the dead for my justification? What elbow grease can any Christian consummate to save himself from losing his spiritual regeneration? Having paid in full when He said, “It is finished,” how much am I still owing?  Selah!

           What did God do? He sowed Jesus as a seed faith to serve as the Divine mechanism for the regeneration of fallen Adam. Of course, Adam sinned to turn the perfection of day number six (where God said “very good” compared to “good” of days one to the fifth) into imperfection of mankind. All fell in Adam: the reason for a continual oblational act of exculpation. Then appeared Jesus. He died; the Just One. He rose to save all who would come to Him. Humanity perished in Adam, who could not save even himself. Jesus, on the other hand, rose to save, as the last Adam, and eternally too. The key of life is now in His divine hand. All Jesus had to do was to commit just one sin to plunge us back into hell bound sin. I thank God for His wisdom. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out” [Romans 11:33]!

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            The germination of Jesus bore fruits. They are called Christians -the new species of the creativity of Jehovah. Is there any crop that builds a silo for itself? Is it not the farmer who puts the valuable fruitfulness into the preserving silo? Jesus is the vine -the true vine. God the Father is the Husbandman who places the regenerated new species of creation into Christ, the Eternal Son, in whom is life -life eternal. As no man can save himself, no man can, as well, maintain this newness of spiritual life in Christ Jesus, who is the Author and Finisher of the saving faith. Amen!

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          Colossians chapter two is quite informative in this regard. Let us look at verse 13 which reads, “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.” The word ‘dead’ is nekros (nek-ros’): ‘From an apparently primary word νέκυς nekus (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively.’ The next word ‘in,’ is en (en): ‘a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state).’ ‘Sins’ is paraptōma (par-ap’-to-mah): ‘a side slip (lapse or deviation), that is, (unintentional) error or (wilful) transgression.’ Then we have ‘quickened together’ suzōopoieō (sood-zo-op-oy-eh’-o): ‘to reanimate conjointly with (figuratively).’ The word ‘with’ which is sun (soon) is ‘A primary preposition denoting union; with or together [but much closer than meta (met-ah’) denoting accompaniment; “amid” (local or causal) after, behind; or para (par-ah’) ‘from, of, at, by, besides, near], ‘that is, by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.’ Charizomai (khar-id’-zom-ahee) is the Greek for ‘forgiven’ and it is defined as: ‘to grant as a favor, that is, gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue.’ We have ‘all’ which is pas (pas): ‘any, every, the whole.’ The word ‘trespasses’ is the same as the above paraptōma.

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 He is risen! Forgiven forever!

            From the definitions above, the natural man’s deadness has its locational state in sinfulness. Mankind, in his Adamic nature, is nothing but a walking cadaver. Now, for the gentile nation of Colosse, which had no partaking of the Divine circumcision treaty, they were ‘doubly dead.’ Having agreed with the sooth of John 3:3 “…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God;” and had gone ahead with its Romans 10:9-10 actuation, a miracle which only God could perform occurred. His rise from the dead had established a reanimation of believing souls! Christ Jesus happens to be an eternal Being. From that eternity past the Trinity had resolved to save the Adamic race.

                Get born again and be counted among the new species of humanity, say this prayer with all your heart and meaning it:

“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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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (1)

HE STANDS PRIESTLY BEFORE THE HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE BRIDE

(1)            I do not see any reason why I will not be tagged a religious bigot for my asseverative stance that marriage is strictly for Christians. Before anyone makes the first move of painting my personality with Christian bigotry, he should wait a little bit while I serve the divine meals of God’s word from His protocol, the Holy Bible. Amen.

            Genesis 2:20 is actually the reason for that of the 18th verse. It says, “And Adam gave  names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” [Gen 2:20]. It is on account of the last part of this 20th verse that gave rise to 18th verse, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” [Gen 2:18]. The key words here are ‘help meet for’ -him. There is also the misconstrued ‘alone’ of the eighteenth verse. If, as it has been grossly misconstrued, the alone is about loneliness, then it will be an adjective or an adverb. How could a newly created Adam of less than a day of twenty-four hours of a single day be pining in loneliness?

                The beauty of Eden garden alone, of which I strongly doubt whether Hollywood can truly afford –in its all ramifications– to display in cinematography, will take Adam about a whole 356 days of a year to come over it. What about the grandeur of the hills, mountains and breathtaking plains; the gregarious proclivities of animalistic life? The twinkles of the heavenly bodies in conjunction with luminous glare of the lunar orb was something to look forward to every now and then! Where is the gaol of loneliness?

            The word ‘alone,’ bad (bad) in Hebrew, is a masculine noun. It is actually, from the context, a combination of –bad i.e. ‘apart’- and –le (a prep. pref.) i.e. ‘to, towards, in, through, before.’ This proves that ‘alone’ is a state of being and not a description of Adam’s feeling. This state of being alone brings Adam and his solitariness in contrast to the LORD God (not only of Trinitarian essence, but the future Bridegroom of the Church), before whom he stood. Bad means: ‘by itself, besides, a part, separation, being alone; only (adverb) apart from, properly separation; by implication a part of the body, [Bad comes from bâdad (baw-dad’): ‘be separate, be isolated, to divide, that is, (reflexively) be solitary’].

                The simplest definition of ‘alone’ in this context, is ‘different’. Different from God’s eternal plan of conjugal relationship of salvation. Adam’s solitariness was a state of his being: an absolute denegation of the Christ he prefigures. ‘Be alone’ in Hebrew is, lebaddo; i.e. ‘only himself.’ This definitely tells me that the creationism business of day number six had not got to its divine conclusion. A surprising oomph of a perfect completion was about to take place.

          The word ‘help,’ which is‛êzer (ay’-zer), means: ‘aid’: it comes from ‛âzar (aw-zar’): ‘A primitive root; to surround, that is, protect or aid.’ I love this one from Adam Clarke’s Commentary: “I will make him a help meet for him; עזר כנגד ezer kenegdo, a help, a counterpart of himself, one formed from him, and a perfect resemblance of his person.”

Now, having taken care of ‘help’ let us look at ‘meet for,’ which is a combination of neged (neh’-ghed) and ke (keh). Neged means ‘what is conspicuous, what is in front of, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate.’ Ke. ‘It is a marker of comparison: as, like; marker of similarity or correspondence: according to; marker of time: when, as soon as, about.’ Neged ke says a whole lot about this union. Does it not? The ‘help meet’ is actually ‘for’ him -Adam! She must correspond in thought and deed to Adam’s dreams. She is a very strong woman who must surround Adam protectively with the revealed word of God. She is made for Adam, and by the ultimate extension, the Lord Jesus’ soteriological agendum.

               Adam stood ‘before God all by himself’ –in an uncompleted glory. A detached organ of the wholesomeness. An atypicality. Quite irrepresentable of the Church. An unfinished statement of the Logos. The irrepressibility of Adam’s elocutionary rap was not expressive of a salivatory desideration of sexual crave. That was why he named her ‘woman’ from the Sculptor’s view of His divine desideration. The ‘woman’ surrounds him in the perfection of worship. With the woman in the conjugal place, it was God’s turn, the day after the sixth, to bask in the euphoria of Divine accomplishment! I have heard many pastors teach that an unmarried bachelor is incomplete. Quite untrue. Adam’s creation alone typified his LORD God. Christ has already got His bride, the Church. Is every other man Christ? Every bachelor is complete in Christ Jesus. Amen!

                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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”.

Lubricate the new birth by:

1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

2. Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8).

3. Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25).

4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).     

(…to be continued…)

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PROOF OF POWER (3)

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                The word ‘power,’ in Ephesians 1:19 is dunamis (doo’-nam-is) meaning: ‘a latent force (literally or figuratively),’ and a pointer to the fact that only God has miraculous power. This dunamis is an insuperable power wrought only by the Almighty. The abstract ‘working,’ energeia (en-erg’-i-ah), explains the efficiency in this terrifically extraordinary energy when HE decides to go into work at the sight of man’s faith, which ignites a nonpareil efficacy of His strength. ‘Mighty,’ ischus (is-khoos’), teaches the astronomical ability in the forceful strength of Jehovah’s might. Ischus is the raw strength of His Omnipotence. The unprecedented marvel of omnipotent capabilities.                                                                                                                                                 While dunamis explains the latency of God’s omnipotent power, this other ‘power,’ kratos (krat’-os): “great” vigor (literally or figuratively) explains HIS great strength. It is intended to enable an envisioning of the mind blowing muscles of His physical strength. Visible strength. Imagine biceps as huge as the Himalayas!                                                                                                                                                               

                From Adam Clarke’s Commentary on Ephesians 1:19 is: MIGHT, ισχυς, is the state or simple efficiency of this attribute in God; POWER, κρατος, is this might or efficiency in action; ENERGY, ενεργεια, is the quantum of force, momentum, or velocity, with which the power is applied. Though they appear to be synonymous terms they may be thus understood: passive power is widely different from power in action; and power in action will be in its results according to the energy or momentum with which it is applied.”                                                                                                                                                  

WITH GOD, IT’S POSSIBLE!

                God does not just display a whimsical proof of power. For an eternal good He has always shown His salvaging hand. All these demonstration of His power is not for the fun of it. Of immense interest is the fact that all this show of power is directed at a certain species of His treasured entities. Paul said, “to us-ward who believe,” so who are the ‘us?’ They are in the preceding verse. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” [Ephesians 1:18].                                                                 

                ‘Inheritance’ is the Greek klēronomia (klay-ron-om-ee’-ah): a noun feminine which means ‘heirship, that is, (concretely) a patrimony or (generally) a possession.’ God has got for Himself a patrimony; in what? Of course in the saints. The word ‘saints’ hagios (hag’-ee-os), is: ‘most holy thing, a saint. From ἅγος hagos (an awful thing) sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).’ The saints are the born again Christians. Eight Godly souls would not suffer annihilation by the Deluge, expressive of the LORD’s fury. They were the antediluvian saints. Kept in the ark, which means treasure, they were an inheritance of God whose Word they kept in their hearts that they might not sin against His holiness -they became God’s sacred property. Amen.                                

                The Church is a woman, hence, the Spirit would lead Paul to choose a grammatical feminine ‘inheritance’ to teach His treasure. Seeing Jesus as a precious stone, God’s business acumen made Him to sell all He had to purchase the humanity of Jesus for the work of salvation. Remember God had to use all His power to save the dead Jesus so as to gain more treasures in Christians. In the antediluvian age eight souls marked the beginning of God’s ownership of a treasured people. In the Old Testamentary days He had a remnant as Moses wrote: “For the LORD’S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance” [Deuteronomy 32:9].                                                                                                                                                

                And this is the most important of all species of the Homo sapiens: “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” [Galatians 4:7]. Are you a born again Christian? Then you are the apple of God’s eye. You are the very reason why He had to demonstrate all these powers, just to woo you to be His Bride. Amen!                                                                                               

THE INCREDIBLE INCARNATION OF JEHOVAH: JESUS!

                You can enjoy the fullness of God’s power by getting born again. say this prayer, believing it 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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.

(Concluded)

INDEED! HE IS!

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NIGERIA’S ESCHATOLOGICAL ROLE (3)

THE ERUDITE REV. CHRIS OKOTIE

(…continued from part two…)

(3)          A considerable riches existed in Eden -surplus food and mineral resources- (Genesis 2:5-12); and an abundance of both is characteristic of Nigeria. As the most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is reminiscent of “be fruitful and multiply” Divine benediction. Hold Africa like a gun and where the trigger is pulled is exactly where she is located: by divine apportionment. Unlike war-torn Somalia, which looks like the hammer of a pistol, Nigeria is God’s end-time implement to trigger off the eschatological role of the Church. Why is Nigeria politically malfunctioning? It is the Devil’s ploy to thwart Divine operation. Satan knows what Nigeria is capable of and about to do for the gospel of Jesus. He knows it is for the fulfilment of the Messiah’s vaticination of Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Is Nigeria ready for this divine appointment?

PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

          Most definitely, the Holy Spirit has endowed Nigeria with all spiritual requirements. The biggest African churches are located in her geographic landmass. At the forefront of crowd pulling congregational ecumenism is the revered Pastor E. O. Adeboye, the General Overseer of RCCG. A great, Jesus loving preacher, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, is another. There is the down to earth, no-nonsense Pastor of LATTER RAIN ASSEMBLY, Pastor Tunde Bakare. When it comes to teaching the word of God, Reverend Chris Okotie of THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD CHURCH towers exegetically, without any shred of doubt, locally and internationally.

PASTOR W.F. KUMUYI

                These are just a very few among several men and women of God holding the Hamitic fort for the end time ecumenical admonitory evangelism for the salvation of the souls of men. It is an indubitable historicity that Europe brought Christianity to the Hamitic, Nigerian soil. Today, as we know, in the United Kingdom where the best Bible version of the King James Version came from, the best teachers of the kerygma in that country are proudly Nigerians! Amen! It is quite apposite that some Nigerians should be versed in biblical exegesis. The impressive dexterity of Rev. Chris Okotie’s pedagogical erudition pertaining to exegetical didacticism of Scripture should not be unexpected. It is all about Nigeria’s Hamitic eschatological missionary commitment to the coming of Jesus. Ham must of soteriological ground warn the world of the inexorable emergent of the wicked son of perditionable Satanism.

                “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” [2Thessalonians 2:8]. The Antichrist will soon be made manifest to the global polity to deceive many. Jesus will soon come to effect the rapture of the elect. Christians will not be made to partake of the sworn atrocious agenda in the malevolent hands of the satanic Antichrist.

CATHOLIC WARRING CRUSADE

         The Bible says in 2Corinthians 10:3-4, 3) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds).” The war fought by Catholic knights and funded by Catholicism for centuries i.e. 1095–1291 in the light of the scripture above, is, most definitely, not the presumed historical belief of it being a Christian War. The Catholic Wars did not come with any spiritual liberation –none got born again, no doubt. A Catholicism misrepresentation of Divine bourne is what it is. Ham, through Nigerian agency continues, day and night, to populate the Kingdom by getting people born again. The physical Christian war will be led by Him, Who goes by the name: King of kings and Lord of lords even Jesus Christ, the Captain of the host of heaven.  

THE CAPTAIN OF THE HOST OF HEAVEN

                This is found in 2Thessalonians 2:8, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” 2Thessalonians 1:1-12 confirms it; and verse 8 reads: “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:” Revelation 17:14 “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” Very soon, the Antichrist will have his evil day. Be warned! Wherever, under the sun, you are resident, you are an ambassador for Christ, if you are born again. Perchance you are not born again this is an opportunity for you to get Jesus involved in your spiritual life. Pray this simple prayer, believing it sincerely from your heart, to get born again.

PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE               

To get born again say this 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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.

A knight of an unchristian war

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NIGERIA’S ESCHATOLOGICAL ROLE (2)

THE VILLA: HOUSEHOLD OF GOD CHURCH

(…continued from part one…)

(2)          After the upper room experience the progenies of Shem took the gospel around the world. Shem had lived up to the etymological reality of his name. In the Hebrew his name is shêm (shame) with a definition of “name,” which comes from: ‘reputation, fame, glory.’ Shem made the gospel famous, no doubt. In the face of the twin perilous oppositions, one from the Jewish high priests of the old order (with the Sanhedrin backing) and the other coming from the Romish captivations, the nascent Church made a successful global publication of the only way of life -Christianity. The next son of Noah to hold the baton of the faith is Japheth.

          Japheth is yepheth (yeh’-feth) meaning: ‘opened, enlargement or expansion.’ Noah’s benedictive prophecy, “God shall enlarge Japheth,” (Genesis 9:27) finds a vindication in the geographical expression of all the coast lands in Europe and Asia Minor, and islands of the Mediterranean, from where they spread northwards over Europe and much of Asia, from India and Persia in the East to the extreme West of Europe, and thence to America and Australia.

                “Necessity,” they say, “is the mother of invention.” The incipient use of the printing press was borne out of the acute cruciality for Japheth to distribute the word of God to the teeming millions that needed to possess a copy of the Bible. The nascent discovery of the printing machine was an invention that enabled Japheth’s Europe to produce more Bibles in her quest to engender an enlargement of conversion into Christianity. It was Japheth who caused the phenomenal enlargement of the Church’s gospel. That which was famed by Israel’s Shem, and enlarged by sheer sedulity of Japheth’s undauting efforts is awaiting Ham’s energetic contribution.

 HOUSEHOLD OF GOD CHURCH

          In this day and age it is so evident which of the three sons is truly hot for Jesus. An unprecedented zeal is the manifestation that characterises the African Church evangelism; and seated at the apex of the kerygma spread is Nigeria. Ham was the father of Cush (Ethiopia), Nimrod of ancient Babylon, Mizraim (Egypt), Phut (Libya), and Canaan, that is, the ancestor of the Canaanites, Southern Arabians, and the Africans in general. Cush is defined as ‘black or blackness.’ Ham, the meaning of which is ‘warm or hot’ has Nigeria as the hottest for Christ among the Hamites. As the world inches towards the eschatological era of biblical prophecy it behoves Ham to reach out in propagation of the coming Messiah. It is for this reason Ham received God’s benedictive oracle of Genesis 9:1. Noah could not curse Ham: for it was a causeless one, so, the neck of his son, Canaan, got burdened with the execrative pronouncement of Noah’s angst. One nation must be at the epical vanguard of this global evangelism of the ecumenism. Nigeria, evidently, is so strategically positioned for this onerous task.

          One look at the map of the world places Africa at the very centre of the terra firma. It makes this continent the object of attractive attention. God is going to launch the second coming of His Christ from black Africa of Ham. Somewhere in the middle of Africa is ensconced the great Hamitic land of Nigeria in a divine emplacement. The facticity of Nigeria’s strategical importance for this eschatology is a scriptural revelation. The first colour mentioned in the Bible is green (Genesis 1:30), of which this country is well known for (as exegetically pointed by the didact, Reverend Chris Okotie).

This is God’s protocol –The Bible  

                To get born again say this 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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen. 

Nigeria of Hamitish origin

(…to be concluded…)

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NIGERIA’S ESCHATOLOGICAL ROLE (1)

  THE PROGENITORS OF PRESENT HUMANITY

          Looking at the phenomenal illumination of the vaticinatory eidos of the Church concerning the end of cacodemonic days, the pellucidity of Vatinian Satanism towards the body of Christ should not come as a surprise. To the Church is the grand commendation of the oracular afflatus of divine protocol. Church business is of celestial origination. Its Adamic involvement is dated to the days of Garden of Eden occupation by the pristine parents. “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day……” [Gen 3:8]. The Hebrew word for ‘walking,’ hâlak (haw-lak’), means: ‘to walk (in a great variety of applications); (figuratively) manner of life.’ The Church is God’s own secret society. “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began” [Romans 16:25]. It is God’s most guarded secret -the Church.

And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day

          The LORD God, i.e. Christ, in His preincarnate manifestation, was their bucolic Visitant every cool of the evening, possibly at 6p.m. (six being the number of man -owing to the day of his creation). The physical fellowship with the LORD ceased at the unfortunate Adamic fall. It was reduced to a sacrificial ritualism in dealing with the atonement for sinful acts. The protevangelium of “……it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15) makes God the first to take upon Himself the evangelism of Christological gospel. The Church, that is, the true fellowship between God and His created beings, will come into being once again when the machinating breeder of discordancy is brought under subjugation. The Church is the only place of assemblage of God’s people. It was of utmost momentousness that He must asseverate, “……I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18]. God has always chosen one man, most of the time, to lead the ecumenism except for the cruciality of an exigency.

Noah’s Ark

          It was one Adam at creation; one Seth after the fall, one Enoch just before the deluge, and one Noah to lead the Church through the survival of global annihilation. Of truth: He that keepeth doth not slumber. Destruction must not come upon His treasured Church. Genesis 9:1, “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” Four is the number of creation. That which God placed in Adam’s hands in Genesis 2:16 and 17, He was placing in the hands of Noah and his three sons.

               Wealthy Nigeria of Ham

                 It is of scriptural understanding that Noah did not have an additional child after the flood. Three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth are the receivers of Divine unct to be propagators of the word (the induction of the kerygma), which is the primary work of the Church. Amen. The unction of divine benediction would not even allow Noah, their progenitor, to place a curse on an erratically behaved Ham. His (Ham’s) progeny has a date of global evangelism in God’s dispensational calendar, involving Nigeria of Africa. So, let us look at how they fared in the Lord’s business.

Israel of Abraham

          From Shem to Abraham are ten generations. Ten is the number of trials. No connivance of Satanism has the power to extirpate the plan of Jehovah. Has He not the eternal words of Matthew 16:18? At the appointed time the mighty global, super-power Egypt was clothed in ignominious defeat at the hands of a weaponless Israel! The mammoth hosts of the several Canaanitish nations fell one after the other in absolute defeat. Why?  God’s prevailing Church must be brought into establishment. It was just a matter of getting some miscreants to attack the foetus in Mary’s womb. That could not come into evil fruition. Jesus was delivered safely; He grew up. The devil made the biggest mistake in getting Jesus hanged on the cross not knowing that that One was the eternal Lord of glory. Jesus rose from the dead, God the Conqueror. (…to be continued…)

                To get born again say this 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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen. 

(…to be continued…)

          

(…to be continued…)

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The Birth Of Jesus

            The essentiality of the birth of Jesus is couched so amazingly in the book of Luke 1:26, “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth:” The Lord God most certainly knows how to do things in style. The ordinal number 6, reminiscent of the 6th day of Adam’s creation, is the number of man. The sixth, ergo, is so apropos for God’s visitant to show up before mankind.

He cometh from Bozrah, with dyed garments!

           Gabriel is of Hebrew gabrı̂y’êl (gab-ree-ale’) origin which comes from (geber (gheh’-ber) man, strong man, warrior (emphasizing strength or ability to fight)) and (‘êl (ale) God -as a mighty One). Put together it means “warrior of God” or “man of God.” This archangel is the angel God used to send messages of great importance to man. He was sent to Daniel, to Zacharias, and that time around to Mary. It was important that a ‘man of God’ must be the one to be sent to a needy mankind under the unbearable yoke of sinfulness. That person must also be a warrior for: God, the Man of war, was about to redeem the lost world to Himself. Amen? Amen!

            Galilee, that is Galilaia (gal-il-ah’-yah), means “Circuit” (that is, the heathen circle). Satanic heathenism had ruled the wickedness of the vicious circle of our demonised earth. The putrescent stench of the fallen state of man had gone even to the nostrils of Him, on the throne of the third heaven. In Galilee, no wonder, should the divine rendezvous be. Nazareth or Nazaret (nad-zar-eth’) means “the guarded one.” “In this crooked world of Satanism,” pointed Nazareth, saying, “there are some guarded souls to be redeemed of the Holy One of Israel.” Why redeem them? Simple! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,” so revealed John 3:16.

 …To take away the sins of this world.

           The next verse reads: To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary (Luke 1:27). The word virgin is parthenos (par-then’-os) meaning: ‘a woman who has never had sexual intercourse with a man; a marriageable maiden; by implication an unmarried daughter.’ Do remember that God had always instructed them never to offer a blemished element for sacrifice. The womb that must host the Holy One of Israel must of necessity be of an untampered virgin. She must be marriageable. Why? It is because the Saving Lamb will be in a desideration for a Church to be espoused to Him. The first man was the husband of a virgin. How so appropriate!

             Joseph is the Greek Iōsēph (ee-o-safe’) which comes from the Hebrew yôsêph (yo-safe’) meaning: ‘let Him add i.e. Jehovah has added.’ The LORD God remembered Rachel and giving her a son, she named her first born Joseph. Rachel is râchêl (raw-kale’) in Hebrew. ‘It comes from a root: to journey; a ewe (the females being the predominant element of a flock) (as a good traveller).’ It is from this ‘ewe’ connection God finds a relevance to add Himself to mankind. God had come to Adam for a redemptive journey into eternal bliss. This is why He had to orchestrate the espousal of Mary to Joseph.

 David did conquer Goliath!

                From its Hebrew origin, David is dâvid or dâvı̂yd (daw-veed’) meaning: ‘beloved or loving.’ The Greek calls it Dabid (dab-eed’). The Incarnation is the product of God’s unfeigned love for the fallen man. So it must involve David. If Jesus is the prophesied King of kings then it is germane that His human ancestors should come from a majestic lineage. Jesus will be the conqueror. His lineage must be of a military conquering David. As David replaced the first king who failed to please God, so must Jesus replace the first Adam whose spiritual inadequacy plunged us all into sin. Jesus is truly about God’s expression of an eternal love. Amen!  

                Mary. Maria or Mariam (mar-ee’-ah) in Greek originates from the Hebrew miryâm (meer-yawm’) meaning: ‘rebellion or bitterness.’ Mary understood how spiritually jaundiced she was, hence, her effusion of Luke 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.The Lord of Israel had come, on account of the birth of Jesus, to remove all her carnal sinfulness. In Eden He (the LORD God) brought the sinless woman to Adam for marriage. Here, in His bid to redeem fallen creatures, He strikes a redemptive bargain with a just Joseph to take the hand of Mary to enable Him to break the satanic rebellious hold on man and to destroy the bitterness that had characterised the life of man’s rebellion to the word of God.

                At the birth of Jesus God had begun the earthly campaign of the erasure of man’s sinful nature. It is time to say, “Thank You JESUS!” in a special way. In my Father’s house,” Jesus made a declaration none dares to replicate, are many mansions: the LORD of glory continued, if it were not so, I would have told you. And, I go to prepare a place for you;” He promised in conclusion in John 14:2. This promise is only for those who are born again.

Merry Christmas!!!

                To get born again say this 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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.

I praise the Lord for your life for saying this prayer.

Once again, I wish you Merry Christmas!!!

 Yes! On account of the birth of Jesus! Amen!

  IT WAS AN UNPRECEDENTED PHENOMENON –THE BIRTH OF JESUS!