Will You Lose The Genuineness Of Your Salvation? (8)

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8)            In conclusion I must remind you of theological truths.

                In the new creation of the Church engenderment, the earnest of the Holy Spirit proves that God puts all He has in the soteriological culmination. Ephesians 1:19-23 19) “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21) Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22) And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23) Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.”

God used His Almighty power to deal with sin

                God used all His resources, so to speak, to actuate the regeneration of Adam. The LORD God used money, exchange for business transactions; He also used His ‘entire’ power for the procurement of man’s salvation. The Greek for ‘exceeding’ is huperballō (hoop-er-bal’-lo): ‘To surpass in throwing, to throw over or beyond any thing; To transcend, exceed.’ The next word ‘greatness,‘ megethos (meg’-eth-os), is: ‘magnitude.’ Put huperballō megethos together and what it says is: “target any distance in your wildest imagination and huperballō megethos surpasses it, far, by the farthest distance beyond all imaginations. Think of the most annihilating intercontinental ballistic missiles, it cannot match the power of huperballō megethos – the Almighty power. Four translations of power describes the displayed power that saved us from the hell, meant for Lucifer, his counterpart fallen angels and demons.

                The first couched ‘power’ from verse 19 is dunamis (doo’-nam-is): ‘Strength; inherent ability; force (literally or figuratively), latent power; specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).’ The word ‘working’ is energeia (en-erg’-i-ah): ‘efficiency of energy.’ ‘Mighty’ is ischus (is-khoos’): ‘Ability, forcefulness, strength, might – it comes to visibility when act of throwing, lifting, pushing or crushing is needed.’ The second ‘power’, kratos (krat’-os), is ‘vigor’ – easily manifested on men of immense strength. Why would God bother Himself to exercise these shows of incalculable power if the recipient of the grace of salvation stands to lose it?

                Do verses 22 and 23 say categorically that Jesus is the Head of the Church and does it reveal that the Church is His mystical body? Did I not explain clearly that the saved soul is the full responsibility of the Godhead? If the Church is His mystical body, does it not behove God to do the Jude verse one needful?  “…to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:” (Jude 1:1). The Father “purifies” for salvation. Jesus Christ is the divine refrigerator that continues in “preserving the regenerate Christian from injury, rottenness and loss,” because that is what the Greek word for ‘preserved’, tēreō (tay-reh’-o) means.

                Through the inspired energy of the Holy Spirit, the gospel becomes meaningful; the “call” is made and what does the Father-sanctified and Christ-preserved do? Led by the Holy Spirit the utterance of the prayer of salvation is made from the heart, you get born again and the Trinity takes over the purchased life, and your new life becomes the full responsibility of God; how can it be lost? Has God ever lost anything He truly wants for Himself? Selah!

                That which receives the salvation is the spirit of the recipient. As human beings, we must take care of this earthly body by washing it daily. The spiritual aspect of individual’s human tripartite nature does not enter any bathroom for cleansing preservation. God, the Owner of the redeemed, continually does the preservation. Clearly, from the Scriptures above, the Christian is part of the body of Christ. The body of Christ is divinely owned; who looks after it? The Owner, God Almighty, continues to employ His insuperable dunamis, energeia, ischus and kratos to preserve the peculiarity of the Christian’s life – His own body. The Christian is truly blessed to be saved by the grace actuated design of the Author of soteriology. Amen.

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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7)            Let us gothrough some theological facts.

                Does it make an availability of essence in our thinking prowess that the safety of the truly born again Christian becomes, immediately, the personal responsibility of God? Why would God make the divine promise of, “And I will give you rest” of Matthew 11:29? Does it not occur to our understanding that ‘rest’ in this verse is anapauō (an-ap-ow’-o), which means: ‘To cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labour in order to recover and collect his strength; To give rest, refresh, to give one’s self rest, take rest; To keep quiet, of calm and patient expectation’? Anapauō comes from ana (an-ah’): ‘Into the midst, in the midst, among, between’ and pauō (pow’-o): ‘To make to cease or desist; To restrain a thing or person from something; To cease, to leave off; Have got release from sin; No longer stirred by its incitements and seductions.’

Get born again: Solution the sin question.

                Anapauō is divine solution to the sin question. Check out every scriptural pointer to the soteriology, it contains not any string of: ‘do’, ‘do not’ or ‘if you do not’. The only scripture I know of, with an attachment of a serious and huge string is found in John 3:3, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” The attached string, ‘except’, which is ean mē (eh-an’ may): ‘if not, unless, whoever … not;’ makes a categorical, “unless you accept Jesus as Lord and Saivour, there is no salvation. This is the most incontrovertible fact of Scripture – no Jesus, definitely, there is no salvation. This exception is quite different from the 5th Article of The Remonstrance, “unless you continue to persevere” – with works of Adamic toil – one stands to lose the salvation, inspired by Jacobo Arminius.

                Five negatives intended to strengthen Divine promise are the employment of Pauline writing of “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5); where ‘never’ is ou me (ou mee’): ‘a double negative strengthening the denial, “not at all.” The word ‘nor’ is oude (ou-d̮e’): ‘not however’ and ou me of the above. ‘Forsake’ is egkataleipo (eng-ka-ta-lei’-pō): ‘1. to leave behind in some place. 2. (in a good sense) let remain over. 3. (in a bad sense) to desert.’ What is the reason why God will not leave nor forsake the born again? God is love. One of the characteristics of love is in 1Corinthians 13:8 “Charity never faileth:” and the word ‘never’ is oudepote (ou-d̮e’-po-te): ‘not even at any time, i.e. never at all;’ while ‘faileth’ is ekpipto (ek-piyp’-tō): ‘1. to drop away. 2. (specially) be driven out of one’s course. 3. (figuratively) to lose, become inefficient.’

                Another reason is that God, as a Businessman, will never want to lose the ownership of any of His properties. The born again Christian is Jehovah’s personal responsibility. Nobility of Divinity will not accept irresponsibility. We of the regeneration are His by the oath of His pronouncement. We belong to the Most High. The eternality of God’s accountability towards His purchased property makes the destiny of the Church towards celestial rest an onliest concern of the Godhead. Does it say from Scripture, “…should not perish but have eternal life,” then the onus of the practicality lies squarely and secured on the shoulders of the Most High Jehovah through the Empyrean Insurance Corporation. The germinal essentiality of salvific trait is the simple ‘belief’ in the individual’s heart’s exercise. True salvation is conditioned entirely on faith, absolute faith in the Word of Scripture. “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” (Ephesians 1:12-14).

                The first stance of soteriological existence is the act of faith. ‘Trusted’ of verse 12 is proelpizō (pro-el-pid’-zo): ‘to hope in advance of other confirmation.’ It does say somewhere, “faith cometh by hearing;” and when the heard substance is led to the state of digestion, the risen hope transforms into a deeply rooted faith in the rhema of the Logos. The LORD God, seeing this display of sheer intent of the abiding faith, the Godhead takes it up from there: for He alone can bring the objectivity of faith into its destined consummation.

                It is God’s business transaction, which requires not a less in Divinity of participation. Another Entity of eternality, the Holy Spirit, must, as of divine requirement, serve as the earnest. God the Father did not perfect the payment of regeneration of the Christian with the denarii of the Roman tentacles of nations’ occupation. He did not pay with the British pound sterling to save Europeans; the globally sought after US dollars was not the currency of transaction; neither is the Nigerian naira offered for the redemption of Africans. The tectonic relevancy and divine bourne is the onliest reason why God must use Himself as the down payment for the Church: God’s biggest dream.

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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6)            God is a businessman.  Who is the Husbandman of Matthew 21:33-36; and who is the King who delivered talents of money with the instruction, “Occupy till I come,” of Luke 19:13? The Matthew King is God the Father and the Instructor of “Occupy till I come” is the Lord Jesus. The word ‘occupy’ is pragmateuomai (prag-ma-tev’-o-mai): ‘to busy oneself with, i.e. to trade.’ It is a commercial term. These verses and some others prove that God is a Businessman. The question now is which merchant wants to lose in any trading transaction? None, I believe, is the answer. Why would God use the Holy Spirit as the earnest or down payment or collateral, if you would, in the purchase of the regenerate soul, knowing which one would turn out to be bad business and went ahead with the regeneration transaction? God would never want to lose, ergo, a genuine born again will not be lost to hell simply because God could not have made a wrong use of the earnest – God does not make wrong moves.

God’s Insurance Corporation covers absolutely

                The saved is in the eternality of, not One, but in the Divine hands of Two Members of the Godhead; in fact the saved soul is held in the eternal hands of the Trinity – the Holy Spirit is actively involved in the soteriology. Theologically, we understand that what is in the hand of the Christ is said to be in the Father’s hand as well. But the seriousness of the Divine Insurance Corporation (headquartered in heaven) enforces me to dwell on the individuality and the distinctiveness of each of the Members of the Godhead. The hand of Christ, from which none can pluck, is a mystical arm of eternality. It is impossible to even come to an approaching distance, not to talk of touching it. If you cannot touch it what possibility, on earth, gives anyone the strength of moving just one finger of eternal existence? Need we dwell on the impossibility of plucking the saved soul out of the hand of the Christ?

Come unto me all ye that labour, and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

                Now the same saved souls are secured in the Father’s eternal hand. One eternality is much, too much enough to effect security for all eternities; but two hands of the Divinity? Phew! It is the end of the discussion! How it seems too difficult to understand this simple scriptural facticity is disturbing to my theological mind, honestly! Does it not make it explicitly in abundance of clarity in Romans 11:29 that “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance”; where ‘without repentance’ is the Greek ametamelētos (am-et-am-el’-ay-tos) meaning: ‘unregretted or better still, irrevocable’? The predestined quiddity of the born again, which before creation was an issue of Godhead predetermination concerning the Christian, makes his spiritual rebirth unreversible.

Matthew 28:20

                Is it not an indictment on the Persons of the Godhead if a bought soul should perish? We do not try, in any way at all, to ask ourselves this saliency of theological question, do we? It is quite understandable that when God made the pristine male and female Adamic parents, they were essentially free moral agents. Right! God did not have to pay anything for their creation because they were perfect. But when they fell and it was quite certain, from Prophet Ezekiel’s, vaticinatory “the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4), the compassionate heart of God looked at them that headed to the hell of no return abode, and Jehovah had to assume the Merchant role of His Being. The merchandise was nothing less than the souls of those who would simply believe in Him: which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

                A volte-face U-turn was the treading of the ones who, from their hearts and with all sincerity of the same heart, receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saivour, move away from the hellish direction into the marvelous Light, Jesus, to be preserved unto the day of perfection. It says, “…and I give them eternal life,” does it not? If I should lose it, am I the loser or the one Who promised that zoē? The celestial Businessman, who does not lose any business transaction also said, from Pauline quotation in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” If He had said it in Genesis 28:15 to Jacob; to Israel through Moses in Deuteronomy 31:6; but specifically to Joshua in Deuteronomy 31:8; and to Joshua, directly from the lips of the Divinity in Joshua 1:5; from the Prophet, High Priest and Judge of Israel, Samuel to the people of Israel in 1Samuel 12:22; the Spirit inspired David to say it to Solomon in 1Chronicles 28:20; and from the psalmist in Psalm 37:25; Psalm 37:28, is the LORD God not saying the same words of encouragement to the born again Christian these days? God, who cannot be indicted for any offense will make sure His Word – a Personage – is eternally kept sacred. Praise the LORD!

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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5]            Salvation has always been through Jesus Christ. If He is the Shepherd of Psalm 23, who is also the Shepherd of Israel of Psalm 80, and we understand that Jesus affirms the truth that He is the good Shepherd in John 10:11, then there is no doubt whatsoever, that Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Proof that the Jehovah of the Old Testament is the Christ is evident in 1Corinthians 10:9 “Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.” ‘Tempt’ is ekpeirazō (ek-pi-rad’-zo): ‘to prove, test, thoroughly; to put to proof God’s character and power.’ When He told the badgering ‘tempter’ of Luke chapter 4, “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God”, the Devil had no choice but to flee from the anger of the LORD God, in Whose presence his employment of boldacity had him stood all those forty days.

The LORD Jesus, who rightly receives worship, is my Shepherd.

                How did the saints make it to heaven in the Old Testamentary days? It was owed to diligence to the things of God, contrition of heart and spiritual uprightness before the LORD. David proved to be a good example of the Old Testament saints. He never wasted any moment to seek forgiveness from the LORD God, the Good Shepherd – Jesus Christ. I really want to believe that the bellowing scare of “You will lose your salvation when you commit sin” is borne out of sheer intent to keep the Christian from doing the wrong things. If that is the major reason, then, would it not be sheer Scriptural deceit?                 Unscriptural scare is unnecessary; it can never straighten any crookedly behaved soul. What they need to know is the truth. What is the truth? It says that if we do not do the right thing, we stand to lose crowns of Christian achievements found in 1Corinthians 3:11-15. Verse 15 says, “If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” What does one stand to lose? One stands to lose the crowns of Christian achievements: to prove that God rewards good deeds, of course. But I thank the good LORD that, the most important part of man, the soul, shall be saved. Hallelujah!

                The employment of scary, unscriptural teachings will only succeed in breeding more of unnecessary obnoxious fear in the heart of the untutored, concerning salvation. False teaching does not aid the Christian life; pure faith in the Word keeps one afloat in the regenerate spiritual life. Romans 3:28 “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” The subject of this verse, ‘man’ is the Greek anthropos (an’-thrō-pos): ‘1. (literally) man -visage (i.e. a man-faced being, a man who has visibly come of age). 2. (concretely, in Hebrew) a clay being (a classification of beings made in the image of God, who made them male and female). 3. (generically, in English) a human being.’ Apostle Paul did not say, “…a good ‘Christian’ or ‘Jew’ is justified by good works.” He says pointedly, ‘a man-faced being of Adamic nature’ cannot be justified save by the faith, faith in the word of God. Any person who comes to Jesus, knowing that he was born in sin and wants to be justified, must get born again, a birth engendered solely by the beneficence of Divinity, maintained and perfected by the same God and which has absolutely nothing to do with man’s moral rectitude is what this new birth of soteriology is all about.

“For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans 11:29).

                “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied” (Jude 1:1-2). God Almighty, the Eternal Father, already knew in the eternal past who will seek to be redeemed. So, what did He do? The Greek word for ‘sanctified’ is hagiazo (ha-ǰiy-a’-zō): ‘1. to make holy, to set apart unto God and apart (alienate) from the world. 2. (ceremonially) to cleanse. 3. (mentally) to reverence.’ What God did was to use His omnipotence to ‘set those who will receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour apart’ unto Himself.

                The next thing was to do ‘preservation’. The word ‘preserved’ is tereo (tee-re’-ō): ‘1. to guard (from loss or injury). 2. (properly) by keeping the eye upon, i.e. to note (a prophecy). 3. (thus, figuratively) to fulfil a command. 4. (by implication) to detain in custody. 5. (thus, figuratively) to maintain. 6. (by extension) to withhold for personal ends. 7. (thus, figuratively) to keep unmarried.’ God preserved the would-be born again in an everlasting refrigerator – Jesus Christ. No spiritual injury or loss comes to anyone having his preservation in Christ Jesus. After the Godhead had concluded the soteriological effectibility, the Father, the Christ and the Holy Spirit were waiting patiently for the day the individual will hear the gospel, believe and accept to say the sinner’s prayer, becoming the ‘called’ which is the Greek kletos (klee-tos’): ‘1. Called 2. (specially, divinely) called forth. 3. (figuratively) invited. 4. (specially) a person redeemed by Jesus (i.e. the called of Christ, the Annointed One).’

                Everything that marks the process of salvation is God’s work, therefore, the born again person will continually have the Divine attention of ‘mercy’ (to be forgiven always), ‘peace’ (prosperity in all its ramifications) and ‘love’ (God’s unconditional, protective affection) multiplied unto his soul, simply because this regenerate soul must not be lost. Amen!

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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4]            How can teachers of the Scriptural facticity not grok that the hand holding the born again soul is the eternality of palm and, ergo, of similitude of duration? It is a Scriptural impossibility for the snatch of Satanism to happen to Jehovah’s object of endearment. The Divine insurance that covers true Christians is properly theft proof. It disturbs my mind when Christians fail to see the contents of God’s protocol. For instance, do you realize that immediately Jesus uttered the words of John 10:29, His next words was an unexpected bombshell, which reads, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). Very few words but the depth of its profundity is downright kicky. Heis (hice), the Greek for the noun ‘one’ is a neuter gender, meaning: ‘essence’. If the Father is omnipotent, the Son is of an equal omnipotence. Is the Father omniscient? Look at the Son; He is not less in omniscience. The Two are essentially Almighty in all of its ramifications. Doubly held in the hands of eternality, the Christian is absolutely secured in the soteriological reality. Amen.

The Good Samaritan is the Redeemer

                The Good Samaritan storyline is depictive of the theological “once saved always saved” didacticism. The evil force of his attack is the work of Satanism, come to steal, kill and to destroy. The traveller fell under sin. The Good Samaritan found him in the pool of his sinfulness. Does the Scripture not calm us down with Isaiah 1:18 “…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”? Another Scripture that supports the fact that salvation cannot be lost is the Pauline “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The saved Christian does not need to be found in any work of moral rectitude before saying the prayer of salvation. Jesus did not tell the wounded man to repent of his sins before saving him; neither did He wait till the man cleansed himself of the disgusting clogs of blood all over his person.

                Jesus Himself brought out wine and oil: two elements of soteriological consummation. Without the Golgotha shed blood, there can never be any salvation of any soul. The wine represents the blood that would be shed on the cross of Calvary, once for all beings then and thereafter, forever. The oil is emblematic of the Holy Spirit, without which none can claim to be born again. The very second an individual gets born again the Spirit of God finds a dwelling inside the rejuvenated spirit located in the soul of man. He stays there forever. Unless I can be shown anywhere in the New Testamentary order where the Holy Spirit left the spirit of an incorrigibly erring soul, there is no scriptural fact backing the erroneous teaching of the loss of the salvation that is wrought on the cross of Calvary by the Lord Jesus Christ. Remember that after applying the wine: intended to serve as a disinfectant, He needed to pour the oil as well. The infection is the proclivity of spiritual sinfulness, proving that the Devil had ruled his life. The bactericidal wine keeps the redeemed, who is now continually before the LORD, deodorized. The oil completes the healing process; sanctifying, justifying and continues to empower in all spiritual ramifications.

                Have we forgotten that Jesus, the Good Samaritan, took the injured victim to an ‘inn’ that is pandocheion (pan-dokk-i’-on): ‘a public house for the reception of strangers; all receptive.’ Remember also that the victim did not supply anything towards his recuperation. The Good Samaritan provided everything, including the payment for the place of rest. How much did He pay? Two pence; and in those days a penny is regarded as a day’s wage. Theologically, a day in God’s heaven is like a thousand years on our terra firma. According to Rev. Chris Okotie, the two pence is the payment of our rest in the Church, divinely presided by the Holy Spirit, for two thousand years. As long as the Church age functions on earth, the Christian is protected against any evil eventuality. Jesus has not performed His Second Coming, therefore, we must remain divinely protected from falling into any loss of salvation. It is just not possible that what Jesus paid for will suffer spiritual deterioration. The terms and conditions of this salvific transaction are absolutely in the hands of the Members of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit will never accuse the Lord Jesus, the Second Member of the Godhead, of defaulting in payment, and consequently throw out an erring inmate of ‘the Inn’ – the Church of the Living God. The belief in the loss of the salvation brought by Jesus is quite unscriptural.

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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3]            Now, to have a good understanding of 1Corinthians 10:12, it is important to go a little bit back so as not to be guilty of the Scriptural pull out without due consideration. 1Corinthians 10:5-12 5) “But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6) Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7) Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8) Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9) Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10) Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11) Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12) Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” Why was God not pleased with them? Was it not because of unbelief cum total disregard for His Word? Where did all that perished in the great deluge of Noah’s vaticination go? No doubt, to hell they went. But I can state categorically that some of those who died in the forty years of Israeli wandering in the wilderness went to heaven for the simple reason that Israel entered into blood covenant with Jehovah, ergo, as many of the dead that continued to keep faith, according to Mosaic legalism, most definitely got led to Abraham’s bosom.

                Verse nine of Pauline script mentions of the calamitous effect of tempting Christ. Christ? Did the Pentateuch mention the name of the Christ? No; so, why Christ? He was not mentioned by that name, but He was introduced; He followed Israel; He fed, assuaged thirst, and protected Israel. Of course, Christ did speak to Israel. Does Pauline writing call Christ the ROCK? Then this is where the lyricist, Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), got the famous hymnal “Rock of Ages” written in 1776. Its biblical inference is Isaiah 26:4 “Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:” and where is the Rock? The Hebraic tsuwr (tsoor) is the word for ‘strength’ which means: ‘1. (properly) a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed). 2. (generally) a rock or boulder. 3. (figuratively) a refuge. 4. (also) an edge (as precipitous).’

                Christ, going by 1Corinthians 10:4; Isaiah 26:4 and Exodus 17:6 “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel,” Jesus Christ is indubitably the Rock of Ages – the eternal stability of the souls of regenerate born again children of the Most High, making sure no soul is lost, once saved: for who can pluck Christians out of God’s hand when it is clearly understood that, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29) My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:28-29). 1Corinthians 10:4 “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

                How could our superintendent pastors not see that the word ‘pluck’ is the Greek harpazō (har-pad’-zo): ‘to seize, carry off by force; to seize on, claim for one’s self eagerly; to snatch out or away; to steal (absolutely). How can teachers of the Word not grok that even the practicality of the viciousness of Satanism cannot, and will never remove the saved souls from the hand of the Creator? When John revealed the drama that took place in the heavenly assizes, where the One Who sat on the empyrean throne of the Majesty held the scroll, could any being of creationism approach the throne to take or even accept the scroll? None, save the One Who possessed the kind of hand that held the scroll could stretch the similitude of hand and to take! Only the eternality of the hand of Christ could legally and appropriately be stretched towards the eternal hand of the Father. As long as one has got himself initiated into the soteriology of the Godhead both hands and that of the Holy Spirit are holding that one firmly.

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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Will You Lose The Genuineness Of Your Salvation? (2)

His death, burial, resurrection, ascension and session gave Christians the zōē

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2]                 If what the beneficence of God gave was truly an everlasting life of zōē, it should, therefore, follow that if I should lose it, what was given was not an eternal life; it was a spiritual scam! But God forbid that the Calvary historicity should sport a smidgeon of falsity. Selah! Does it not script concerning the celestial prize giving day for Christians in 1Corinthians 3:12-15 12) “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” The born again may lose crowns but his salvation is securely insured in Christ Jesus, the first and the best Insurance Corporation. Maybe they have easily forgotten, but the Word of God says without any equivocation: 2Corinthians 1:20-22 20) “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 21) Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22) Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” This needs some explanations.  What does it explicate: the irrefragability that makes the Holy Spirit the earnest of our recreation?

He died…that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2Cor 5:21).

              ‘Stablisheth’ is bebaioō (beb-ah-yo’-o): ‘To establish, confirm, make sure; to stabilitate (figuratively).’ The Institutor of this new birth is definitely not any of the persons of God’s creation; it is Jehovah Himself. He lays the irrefragable foundation in none other than the Holy One of Israel, Jesus Christ, the Author of creationism. Then God moves an eternal step further by insuring the payment of the regeneration of the spirit of the born again, who has become His divine property, with the Person of the Holy Spirit. Tell me what can ever go awry with this transaction of the Divinity? How affluent is the Holy Spirit? How much does God still owe when He gives out the Holy Spirit as the earnest? Is there any possibility that God’s Earnest will be found not enough to keep the purchased property in His eternal ownership having defaulted in payment? How much would God still be owing to sinfulness after having given the Holy Spirit as the earnest? Is the Holy Spirit, the Second Member of the Godhead not too rich to be declared a defaulter in any business transaction? Selah.

               The new birth is a transaction of eternality, the title deed happens to be in the hand of the One of Whom it is couched, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans 11:29). What is ‘without repentance’? It comes from the Greek ametamelētos (am-et-am-el’-ay-tos): ‘irrevocable.’ What does this fact prognosticate? God will never say that He is no longer interested in the business transaction: a procurement that came into being when Jesus shed His blood on the cross. Three times the eternal LORD God participated in this ownership of the redeemed Christian. First, the Father gave His only begotten Son. The Second Member of the Godhead exchanged His divine life with the fallen, hell bound Adamic creature. Thirdly, the eternality of the inexhaustible affluence of the Holy Spirit is the legal tender of the down payment of the soul of the redeemed! What can ever go wrong with this new birth “which God stablisheth us in Christ”? Even God Himself will not refashion the new creation: it is too exorbitant to lose. He used His eternal Self to purchase the born again Christian. Amen! Is the fall of a Christian a possibility? Selah!

                In the book of 1Corinthians 10:12, the reading is, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” The word ‘thinketh’, dokeō (dok-eh’-o) means: ‘to be of opinion, think, suppose, to seem, to be accounted, reputed; it seems to me, I think, judge: thus in question, it seems good to, pleased me, I determined.’ Pauline script here is chiefly at the Corinth citizens and less to the true Christian believer; it is meant to address the people of Corinth’s Greek love of philosophical subtleties which has the logical capability to question the divine doctrine of Christianity. According to Fausset, it is said of Corinthians to be “Notorious for immorality, ‘to Corinthianize’ was proverbial for playing the wanton. The worship of Venus, whose temple was on Acrocorinthus, was attended with shameless profligacy, 1,000 female slaves being maintained for the service of strangers.” Pauline script was on point in telling them to keep away from the acts of: murmuring, fornication, tempting Christ, lust and idolatrous proclivity. This could either, as a true believer, end him not receiving any reward in heaven; or if he has not yet believed, end his eternal being in hell!

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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Will You Lose The Genuineness Of Your Salvation? (1)

1]            It happened to be a very hot scriptural debate on the eternal security of soteriology that I saw from various video clips with an involvement of men of God, each of whom controls very large church going people. Warning Christians on the danger of believing in the didactic “once saved always saved,” the revered Bishop David Oyedepo (founder of Living Faith Church), in buttressing the attachment of aberrational quiddity regarding the teaching on “security of salvation”, quoted 1Corinthians 10:12, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

                Is Bishop David Oyedepo the only one spreading this teaching, does he not have huge support from more revered and greater Christian followership in the persons of Pastors E.A. Adeboye and W.F. Kumuyi, who respectively are, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church? Do I not feel uncomfortable seeing an unrestrained aberration of a down the throat forced Christian indoctrination? Disappointedly, I do! It does not frustrate me; it just appalls me to hear great men of God do unscriptural indoctrination. How Bishop Oyedepo et alia manage unscriptural didacticism, is quite appalling. When you pull out a Scripture, not giving any due respect to scriptural contextualism, you spread misinformation of God’s Word; the Word is a Personage. Bishop Oyedepo merely pulled out 1Corinthians 10:12 without true contextual consideration.

                So, let us do a treading on the destiny (which, of sooth, is the distance from point A to point B, my post THE DESTINATION OF YOUR DESTINY (I) https://hoojewale.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/the-destination-of-your-destiny-i … explains ‘destiny’ better) of 1Corinthians 10:12 with the employment of contextual criticism based on Pauline couch. Why would Paul begin this verse with hōste (hoce’-teh), the Greek word for ‘wherefore’, defined as: ‘so that, insomuch that, then, therefore.’ The conjunct disposition of ‘wherefore’ or ‘therefore’, is to effect the realization, on the part of the Christian, not being as over confident as the Jews, mentioned in verses one to five. As the Jews served various punishments so are the Christ folowers liable to sinfulness leading to partial or final debilitating hardships for allowing themselves to fall into sin. That is the admonition.

                ‘Let’, from this verse, is blepo (ɓle’-pō): ‘to look at or upon, of the bodily eye; beware.’ The word ‘thinketh’ is dokeō (dok-eh’-o): ‘to be of opinion, think, suppose, to seem, to be accounted, reputed; it seems to me, I think, judge: thus in question, it seems good to, pleased me, I determined.’ Traditionally, the dokeō minded person has an opinion that ‘serpents bear their young ones’ like mammals do. The absolute opinions of things roam through their baseless imaginations. Living in fool’s paradise, the one with dokeō mindset believes he is what his imagination tells him. Histēmi (his’-tay-mee) is the Greek for ‘standeth’ meaning: ‘To cause or make to stand; to place; put; set; establish.’ The phrasal ‘take heed’ is the same Greek blepō. Piptō (pip’-to): ‘To descend from a higher place to a lower; To fall (either from or upon); To be thrust down. Metaphorically to fall under judgment, come under condemnation.’

The “called” are sanctified and preserved by God the Father, in Jesus Christ

                Is it not glaring enough that anyone who calls himself a Christian and continues to swim in the evil of sinful lust; of rejoicing in the festivity of idolatry; engaging in amatorial illicitness in reckless abandon; tempting God or, more specifically, Christ by speaking words of faithlessness to Him; and the fifth recorded sin of Israel, ‘to murmur’  which in Greek is gogguzō (gong-good’-zo): ‘to mutter, grumble, say anything against in a low tone; of the cooing of doves; of those who confer secretly together; of those who discontentedly complain;’ is probably not a genuine child of the Most High? When you call yourself a born again Christian and find yourself in continual perpetration of these five acts of sinning, it is glaring that you are not truly born again. There is nothing like meeting God half way when it comes to salvation of the soul. You are either truly born again or never ever been born again. Period!

                 So, what Scriptural explanations debunk preachers of “you can lose your salvation”? The very few words of the microcosm of the entire Bible, John 3:16, make indubitable provision for the answer, which reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Greek for ‘everlasting’ is aiōnios (ahee-o’-nee-os): ‘without beginning and end; that which always has been and always will be; without beginning, without end; never to cease.’ And ‘life’, zōē (dzo-ay’): is specifically ‘God’s kind of unending life.’ The question now is that did God ever know that the saved Adamic entity would commit sin after the spiritual regeneration? If His Omniscience knew this fact, why should He bestow a life unending unto the born again knowing fully well that it stood to be lost immediately the individual commits one sin? There is no way God would give an eternal life that stood to be lost. Prove to me that what God, through grace, gave was never eternality of God’s life and I will agree with Oyedepo that “once saved is not always saved.”

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ 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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MARY AND HER MATERNITY OF GOD (3)

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3)            Jesus, as it were, put on the Adamic flesh and blood just as one would wear a toga customary to another. Angelic beings of celestial realm did sin, fell and lost their empyrean estates; pre-Adamic beings of the earth followed Lucifer into the gaol of sinfulness; they were stripped of their earthly bodies of whatever structure it was and they became ‘disembodied’ spirits of demonism. Christ, the LORD God of the Old Testament, did not put His divine head, arms, torso and legs in the angelic or the demonic aberration; the Saviour chose what the counsel of the Godhead had purposed before creation, entered into the joint participation with human flesh – which was fused into the incarnational process. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

1Timothy 3:16-17

                Pauline 1Timothy 3:16 states unequivocally, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Hallelujah! Theologically speaking, is it possible for God, the Creator, to have a mother? Mothering Jehovah is an absolute possibility of the deification of Mary. Could she be a ‘Goddess’? Why, for crying out loud, would such an aberrational latria be accorded a good and very humble natured Mary of the Bible, who will definitely deny this Mariolatrous crave of Catholicism?

                The quiddity of maternity presupposes superiority of age above the object of parturition. If this is a truism, then Mary must be older, biologically, than the pristine Adam the female. Why do I think so? Mary must, of biological necessity, be older than the Incarnation of her parturition, simply because the LORD God is older than the Woman of Eden. Is Mary older than the Christ? Ascribing aeipartheonos to Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a proof of the fact that some theologians are bedevilled with the problem of philosophers, who, suffering from idleness of mind, will, on their own volition, decide to theorize things that cannot be found in the mind of the divine Object of theology: the LORD God. When you seem not to have anything to do, the right thing to do is to read the Bible, not as a literary stuff, but with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

Stars of halo and the crescent under her feet mean Mary is Semiramis, the worshipped goddess.

                When philosophers began to explore the Bible with the tools of their theoretical mindset, I knew the Devil had given them a mission of biblical vitiation. Aeipartheonos, which means, ‘perpetual virgin’ became their leeway in support of Mariology. Catholicism also teaches that Mary was born sinless. Most definitely, Catholic Mariology fails so woefully to understand one of the reasons why Jesus must be born sinless. As the Last Adam, the Jesus of our salvation must be as sinless as the first Adam, who threw mankind into sinfulness. Jesus needed to start on a clean slate for the children of the world, if He must save humanity. Adam was created sinless on day number six.

                Does the Scriptural understanding point out, in anywhere at all, that the earthly mother of Jesus has the power of salvation: a sole preserve of the Godhead? Was Mary, somewhere in Scripture, ever received an induction into the Godhead – making the number of the Divine Members four, thereby? They could not be true Christians to ever make a proposition for Mariology which ultimate culmination is Roman Catholic Church’s Mariolatrous crave of the veiled Nimro-Semiramis worship. You cannot beget that which already has an existence, especially of eternality. It was sheer divine honour for Mary to be chosen for the incarnafication of the Holy One of Israel, Immanuel.

Mary admits God as her Saviour

                Mary was born a sinner. Let us study her words when she visited Elizabeth in Luke 1:46-47 46) “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47) And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”  Who needs the Saviour if not the one born in iniquity and in sin was begotten? That was the asseveration of Mary of Catholicism veneration, when she, through the Holy Spirit’s inspiration declared Jehovah to be her Saviour. This Mary brought forth her firstborn, Son of God. Believed in Him as the Saviour, she did. She was numbered among the one hundred and twenty that tarried in Jerusalem to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Mary got born again – to be forgiven of her original sin – as everyone must. She became a Christian, witnessing the Lordship of Jesus, the Saviour of mankind – her Saviour. Selah. Did Mary go through Holy maternity? Yes. The containerization of Jesus in Mary’s matrix was the unbelievable gestational process of the Holy One of Israel, Jesus. Does it translate to Divine maternity? Certainly not! Did Joseph marry a wife of eternal existence? Selah!

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s 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!” 

(Concluded)

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MARY AND HER MATERNITY OF GOD (2)

Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria.

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2)            One of the false teachings found in churches is what emanates from the Marian theory of theotokos (God bearer), an enabling made-in-Catholicism tool to engender the “Mary is the mother of God” conclusion, brewed in 431 A.D. at the, Roman Catholicism dominated and heavily influenced, Council of Ephesus.

                A closer search of the Scriptures could never have ignited the theoretical dogma of Mother of God, in the minds Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, and of Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople, two of the many considered Church Fathers (of Catholicism). You know what? Many teachers of the Bible believe that Melchizedek, king of Salem, to whom Abraham gave tithes, and the Christ are one and the same person. Remember that Jesus made it quite clear that this cosmos is not of His Kingdom? Jesus must remove the Antichrist, to cleanse the world, before the commencement of His Majestic rule in it. Melchizedek, therefore, could not be the Christ.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Almighty

                An Entity of anciency whose existence has no beginning cannot be said to be begotten of another, especially by someone whose existence has a historical beginning. The theological hypostatic union of Jesus Christ, as one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man is the clincher. It is the enablement, galvanizing the full legality of Divine participation in the soteriological consummation. Jesus, armed with His free moral agency and in righteous intent to please the Father; and in joint participatory of the Christ, coming from the eternality of eternities, with all the Omnipotence of His Omniscience, boasting of Divine Omnipresence, apprehensive of every evil intent of Satanism and blocking off all its acts, nothing could go wrong with the salvation having made seven times sure that the holy pregnancy could not be terminated. Mary had, absolutely, nothing to do with this intervention of the Godhead. His humanity went through the biological parturition, and of His Deity? It only partook of His humanity.

                The humanity of Jesus could never have been able to save the world; only God could, can and will ever consummate such soteriological feat. Hebrews 2:16 “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” What this verse is teaching is that of a dramatic scene where two people are sinking to the point of drowning; Jesus looked at the first one; it was an angel. He looked at the other one who happened to be a human being; and the Saviour decided that it is the son of Adam that He would save. ‘Took on’, from this verse, is the Greek epilambanomai (e-piy-lam-ɓa’-no-mai): ‘to seize (for help, injury, attainment, or any other purpose).’ Could the Council of Ephesus be right in their ‘Mother of God’ conclusion? Selah.

Nestorius [386 AD-451 AD]

                One cannot trust the outcome of the Council of Ephesus. According to a Wikipedia publication titled ‘Council of Ephesus,’ one of the theological contestants, Nestorius, “believed that no union between the human and divine was possible. If such a union of human and divine occurred, Nestorius believed that Christ could not truly be consubstantial with God and consubstantial with us because he would grow, mature, suffer and die (which Nestorius argued God cannot do) and also would possess the power of God that would separate him from being equal to humans.” Nestorius [386 AD-451AD], was probably an adherent of Greek philosophers, who believed that the immanent existential facticity and coupled with the eternality of God is just too much to be containerized in any being of Adamic creation.

              The Bible does not say, “Christ grew, and waxed strong…;” it says, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him” (Luke 2:40). Christ is the Almighty of the Bible; the eternal Deity whose goings forth is ‘from of old’ (i.e. eternal past). He is the existent ancient of days before the Incarnation that saw Him as the infant of days. The anciency did enter into an unprecedented composition with the infant of days, Jesus, and forming the hypostatic union of 100% God-100% man. Science will not agree with this formula for it is alien to its power of calculation. Science only knows of 56% + 44%= 1 whole new compound; 30% + 68% + 2%= a new whole entity. How could God do the impossibility? The answer is in the Bible. “Is anything too hard for the LORD” (Genesis 18:24)? Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Luke 1:37 quotes Gabriel, assuring Mary of her ‘impossible’ conception, saying “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

The incarnate Jehovah ‘took part’ of humanity.

                Who says the LORD God did not participate in the Adamic habiliment? Hebrews 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” with an intent of freeing humanity from the bondage of death. The word ‘partakers’ is the Greek koinōneō (koy-no-neh’-o): ‘to come into communion or fellowship with.’ The children of Adam are a community of flesh and blood beings. The phrase ‘took part’ is a different metechō (met-ekh’-o): ‘to be or become partaker;’ which comes from meta (met-ah’): ‘with, after, behind; properly denoting accompaniment; amid (local or causal);’ and echō (ekh’-o): ‘to have, i.e. to hold; to have (hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing.’ When you put meta and echō together what the definition of metechō says is: ‘to partake of something in common with another.’ Jesus took part in flesh and blood, a constitution not found in the Divinity.

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s 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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