TRUE PICTURE OF THE WORLD (3)


(…continued from part two…)

3)            Man is of sinfulness. God expects man to forsake the label of ruination hanging on his neck. He must receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour because that is Who Jesus is –the Saviour of this cursed world. Jesus said, “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39) And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be [Matthew 24:38-39].

                Is the true picture of the present world not of a derailment? Can anyone dine with the Devil and not be wallowing in the soil of the blood of the innocent? It is not possible to be an Apostle of evil and not to have tasted of an iniquitous initiation. Opposed to: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Meekness, temperance (the fruits of the Spirit of God –Galatians 5:22) are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings (Galatians 5:20-21) –all proclivities of the flesh.  

                Very few live on the fruits of the Spirit. The tumultuous whole lot, that luxuriate in wanton gourmadism of satanic delectation of Galatians 5:20-21, will prove their state of being in their activities. The poisonous vulgarity from their lips must utter the taboo words of ‘sh’ and ‘f’ words. Is there any Hollywood movie that does not script these words of putrefaction into the mouths of their star actors? Semiramic evolutions of Diana, Venus, Aphrodite, Isis and many others promoted prostitution as a ritual, in the assemblage of religious worship. Illicit sex is, no doubt, the thing of the present world. It is viewed as having fun. What do they call fornication? “Making love,” they will assert. This is what the Bible, in Galatians 5:20, calls ‘fornication’ in Greek: porneia (por-nei’-ah), defined as: ‘1. prostitution (including adultery, incest, and porn) 2. (by extension) unwedded stimulation or fulfillment of sexual desire 3. (figuratively) idolatry.’ Fornication is strictly a pornographic issue.

Objects of prostitution

                Sex business is one of the most thriving illicit ventures of human degradation. A virgin, ergo, is ungraciously mocked for being so unexposed to quotidian ‘goodness.’ Sex between an unmarried couple is quite idolatrous. How? God invented sex for the legal couple. Any deviation is anti-God. Any anti-Jehovah tendency is of the Devil. Sex is therefore spiritual. Sex before a legal marriage is an adoration of the initiator of Satanism. A much more phenomenal one is that of homosexualism and its feminine lesbianism. Egregious absurdity.

Behold the Bride of Christ!

                The woman is Christ’s bride. The one whose original sin is completely forgiven. Having taken the woman, whose sole desire is to please Him who has called her out of the darkness of Satanism, the woman’s Lord, Saviour and God is Jesus Christ. Adamic reality is only of two sexes; one (the woman) has said, “Yes, I do!” This marriage to the Lamb necessitates an engenderment of latria. Lucifer has one opium of extreme desideration: to be worshipped. To receive this divine established phenomenon, the Devil must marry. A natural marriage must involve a couple, one a male and the other a female. The LORD God, preeminently has got the woman. Perplexed, Lucifer obstinately goes for the only available ‘male’ (Cain). This is the birth of homosexuality.

Longing; lust for what is forbidden: homosexualism.

                Let us begin this homosexual stuff with 1Thessalonians 4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: where the word ‘lust’ is pathos (path’-os) ‘1. (properly) suffering (“pathos”) 2. (subjectively) a passion (especially sexual lust);’ and ‘concupiscence’ is epithumia (ep-ee-thoo-mee’-ah) meaning: ‘1. a longing 2. (especially) a lust for what is forbidden.’ Colossians 3:5 says, Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: and what does ‘inordinate affection’ denote? It is the above ‘pathos.’

From Babylon to Egypt idolatrously

                Why is pathos an act of ‘idolatry,’ the Greek of which is eidololatreia (ei-do-lol-at-rei’-ah) ‘image-worship?’ Eidololatreia is made of two words: Eidolon (ei’-do-lon) ‘1. an image, idol (i.e. for worship) 2. (by implication) a heathen god 3. (plural) the worship of such.’ The second is latreia (lat-rei’-ah) ‘ministration of God, i.e. worship.’ Idolatry is a religious malposition. The wickedness of idolatry is borne out of the fact that it is offered solely to Lucifer, Jehovah’s archenemy. Inordinate sex leads the participants in satanic worship –scripturally speaking.

Homosexuality: who’s the wife & who’s the husband?

                Romans 1:26-28 remain the scriptural pointer to the diabolism of homosexuality. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.”

                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 Blood (I)

1)            Whether it is in the Hebraic dam (dawm) or the Greek aima (hah’-ee-mah) it means the same thing. It is the seat of life. The circulation of this crimson fluid keeps the life of the living entity alive on terra firma. The scriptural definition is: ‘blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape.’ Sin contaminated the blood of mankind, making his life unfit to stand before the thrice holy LORD God, the Almighty.                             

The soteriological formula finds its calculation in the blood. Arbitrariness has no footing in God’s creativity. The order of the Creator’s steps is of a calculating precision. He knew that Adam would drop the ball. His omniscience gave man two lives running on blood. The second life was to enable him to do a 180 degrees volte-face back (of second chance –alien even to celestial angels) to God in total repentance for the benignancy of God’s soteriology.

The New Blood Covenant at the Last Supper

               The blood receives its first mentioning here in Genesis 4:10, And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. There is, however, no doubt that a connotation of a bloody affair did take place in these verses, And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22) And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man [Genesis 2:21-22]. This shows a clear indication that God is quite interested in the affairs of humanity. His judgment upon erring intelligent beings of creationism will be tested in Adam.

                The head of the angelic beings, Lucifer, sinned once and remained an embodiment of error forever. Ostensibly, the head of the pre-Adamic principalities plunged all of them into the state of disembodied spirits –demons (on demons click this URL https://hoojewale.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/demonism-part-one …). When it came to Adam, the LORD God had to kill two animals, because they had no part in eternity. The animals, albeit soulish, they had not spirits to be regenerated for the Spirit of God’s habitation. Expendable lives, which cannot participate in celestial bliss, were sacrificed as covenantal witness to God’s soteriological intention. What a wise God!                                        

Blood sacrifices point to the ultimate Golgotha death on the cross

                Before the shedding of innocent animals’ blood, the innocent drops of Adamic crimson fluid had been received by the witnessing earth. “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof” [Gen 2:21]. On the indubitable account of blood related soteriology, in the spiritual emancipation of mankind, the bloody affair known of rib extraction must spill Adam’s innocent blood as well. Amen. A certain consanguinity was established when the innocent blood of the sacrificial animal met with the sinless blood of Adam and the rhema of, “Go and sin no more,” was applied to the life of the pristine family. The blood!                                                      

                  This is the first thing Noah did. “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar” [Gen 8:20]. The sacrifice was pleasing to the LORD so much that it is quoted of Him in verse 21, “And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.”

THE CLEANSING BLOOD!

                In the next chapter, a blessing followed the sacrifice in Genesis 9:9, “And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you:” –for the perfection of any sacrifice to God necessitates the draining of the blood of the object of oblation. It is the blood that atones for our spiritual derangement. Life for life. God is full of 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]! In His judgment of sin, God thundered, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die” [Ezekiel 18:4]. Since the shed blood has atoned for the sin, thereby removing the curse, the eating of blood revokes divine atonement. Man, through Noah, received the right to make a gourmet of flesh, “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat” [Gen 9:4]. One life, having been sniffed out for another life to be restored, to make a meal out of the sin stained fluid is quite pollutive.   

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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I WILL GIVE YOU REST [part two]

Who gave the Old Testament Job the spiritual and financial rest?

(2)          Our ultimate blissful rest simply rests in the bosom of the Adonai God. Our several years of satanic captivity yearns for the rest that the Divinity alone can provide. Psalm 116:7, “Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.” The psalmist, no doubt, has the deute (call of come) of Jesus in mind knowing fully well that Jesus is the Lord of eternal rest.

            It was His proper business to make this call. The oracular afflatus points this out in Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” The fact of Gentiles’ involvement proves its universality. The invitational all yedeute can only be extended from the Divinity. There are other verses to confer: Eccl 2:23; Rom 7:22-25 & Gal 5:1.

            Psalm 94:13 reads, “That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.” Who gives rest in this verse? He is found in the first verse, “O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself” [Psalm 94:1]. How could Jesus say, “…and I will give you rest”? He is the Lord God of the Old Testament. 2Thessalonians 1:7, “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,” and Hebrews 4:1 are good reference verses.

                Prior to Matthew 11:28 Jesus said “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him” in Matthew 11:27. This verse proves the Deity of Jesus, who, ergo, has the capability to bask mankind in the rest.

            ‘All things’ is the Greek pas (pas) meaning: ‘all, any, every, the whole.’ What is given into His hand is not few stuffs. Only God can containerise the wholeness of universal riches of creationism. ‘All,’ most definitely, does not exclude all the great men of history and of future endeavours. ‘No man’ is oudeis (oo-dice’) and it means: ‘not even one (man, woman or thing), that is, none, nobody, nothing.’ All religious founders of mammoth adherence and die hard fanaticism, philosophers of colossal strides and deified emperors; all of these do not know the Father.

                ‘Knoweth’ is epiginōskō (ep-ig-in-oce’-ko): ‘to become thoroughly acquainted with, to know thoroughly; to know accurately, know absolutely well.’ Christ, the fountain of all knowledge, is the only One who can achieve this impossible feat. It must take a celestial Deity to know another Deity. None can uncover the Father save the Son. The word ‘reveal,’ apokaluptō (ap-ok-al-oop’-to) means: ‘to take off the cover, that is, disclose.’ The Father is eternal. The Son must be eternal to have an absolute knowledge of the Father of lights. Jesus did not speak as a man when He said, “…and I will give you rest.” The Christ, who is the Second Member of the Godhead, made the pronouncement that can only be uttered by the Divinity. Amen!

Unto Jesus I surrender all!

          When the Lord Jesus made the asseverative pronouncement of Matthew 12:8, “For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day;” He unveiled the deity of the Christ. Jesus reestablished the facticity of “Before Abraham was I AM!” The transcendentalism of His essence proves His authorship of time and, His epiginōskō (absolute knowledge) of the attendant history. Here in Matthew 12:8, His deity takes the Jews to the days of our pristine parents in the Garden of Eden.

The LORD of Sabbath comes from heaven

                How could He be the Lord of Sabbath and still be standing before them? This conundrum is resolved in the book of John. “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven” [John 3:13]. He did not say to them, “Son of man which was in heaven.” Jesus, as He stood before their very eyes, was simultaneously present in heaven and on the earth. How could His physical being be a manifestation on earth and in heaven even as He spoke with them? No angel can replicate his celestial corporeality anywhere else. Only God, who alone can achieve this feat, is the One who can give this celestial rest. Jesus promises the same rest. Come to Jesus all that are heavy laden. He will give you rest. Amen!

He died to offer you His rest

                Jesus will give you rest only if you will receive His life. Get born again. Say this simple prayer:

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

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HE IS IN FULL CONTROL (Part one)

1)            You may be an atheist, Buddhist, Hindustan, Islamist, Humanist, Judaist or a church going person. There may, also, be diverse thoughts concerning creation. What is certain is that One Personage did bring all that is in existence into being. Elements, compounds, structures, animalia and intelligent lives of beings were His creations.

            While, as the Bible teaches, the atheist is long lost in spirituality, and the Humanist is groping in abject deficiency in his spiritual connection with his Maker, other forms of religious affiliated ones ascribe creation to this Being as myopia allows. The Bible gives His name as JEHOVAH. He spoke face to face with Moses, the prophet and first leader of Israel. “And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven” [Exodus 17:14]. “And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel” [Exodus 34:27].

The Bible reveals in Exodus 33:11, “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.” We also read from the Pentateuch in Deuteronomy 34:10, “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face:” to prove the creationism account of the Scripture to be true.

            God recreated the terra firma for mankind. “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men” [Psalm 115:16]. He gave him freedom. “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:” [Genesis 2:16]. This 16th verse is the biblical proof of Adamic free moral agency. Man’s dominion is not in question, albeit, the ultimate control was not in Adam’s hands. “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” [Genesis 2:17]. The Limiter is the One in full control. “Yes, dear son Adam, you have dominion, but to give you full control of your life will put you in an egregious jeopardy,” God probably mused in Adam’s ears.

The fall of the pristine parents

            And, drop the ball, Adam did. If he had been in full control of everything, the tempter would have assumed the role of ‘the winner takes all’ in the victory of his Pyrrhic and fugacious change of power. God made sure that the sinfulness of evil must occur in His earthly home, Garden of Eden. He has every right into His home. He, legally speaking, did not relinquish His ultimate control of terra firma to Adam by the codicil found in Genesis 2:17. Adam died spiritually. His wife died alongside his walking cadaver stance. The deceptive Lucifer had been billions of years dead –spiritually. Where were they? In God’s house. Remember 1Peter 4:17, about where God’s judgment should commence?

To save the earth from another cataclysm, the Living, sinless God had to manifest, to prove who is in absolute control. He did not only judge the wrong doers, He gave a calendar of salvation in His protevangelium of Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” In sending them away, for whom the earth was made, He established the fact of their dead situation. Death, as a matter of fact, is to be cut off from the presence of God. As more were born into the world, walking cadavers increased.

Adam lost the human glory

            We may not have the physical location of Eden again but that can never make Him lose control of the earth. Satan thought he had firm control, having executed a successful putsch against the dominion of Adam, and especially having, as his global priest, Cain, the very first born of Adam’s family. The Genesis 3:15 spoken word of God found a germination in Seth: for in his days men began to call upon the name of the Lord. God must save the world to prove His firm control so eight souls were the surviving evangelists of His coming.

                Again, the emergence of Nimrod gave Satan an impression of riding a huge stallion of victory not knowing that he was crawling on the back of a cockroach (a Pyrrhic victory)! Abraham took the word of God across the Euphrates. He saw the physical manifestation of Him in Genesis 18; why not? Abraham was a bona fide friend of God. He passed the baton to Isaac, who needed not see the physical manifestation of the LORD God.

worthy

                Man has always been a bad manager of his life. Let God be in control of your life for proper management. Get born again. Say this prayer, 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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Righteousness (1)

The LORD Jesus, our righteousness.

1)            Led, avidly, by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, founder and the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, many other churches treat righteousness and holiness as the two-in-one vehicle that takes one to heaven, making it the main Christian focal point. Huge mistake. Jesus is the knowledge and deed that opens the gates of heaven, leading to eternal peace. The scriptural understanding of these churches is that you must continue to lead a personal righteous and life of holiness to gain entrance into heavenly bliss. What, therefore, is righteousness? What is holiness? How are these dyadic virtues of Divinity attainable?

            “By the things we constantly do,” the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, will most definitely asseverate. This is the clearest indication of the fact that it is by works. Works? Nay! Let us understand how righteousness is attained from the Pauline extrapolative didacticism of Romans 4:2-4, 2) “For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3) For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4) Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.” The word ‘righteousness’ is dikaiosunē which is ‘justification’, by definition. Abraham received ‘justification’ by faith and not by works. Is it not a scriptural foregone conclusiveness of Isaiah 64:6 that ‘all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags’? The Hebrew for ‘righteousnesses’ is tsedâqâh (tsed-aw-kaw’) ‘rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).’ The legality of the terms and conditions of one’s justification before the thrice holy Jehovah is the application of faith.

                If it is by works, then, God has entered into indebtedness soteriologically speaking. Will God owe anyone? The Divinity does not owe anybody, can never owe anybody. Soteriology is strictly by faith, lest any should boast. Amen.

            If the Lord, who is ‘our righteousness’ in Jeremiah 23:6, is also ‘our life’ in Colossians 3:4, then my total exclusion in the acquired toga of righteousness is clearly stated in Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Paul drives it home, crossing every ‘t’ and dotting every ‘i’ in the next verse, “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Galatians 2:21). ‘Frustrate’ is the Greek atheteō (ath-et-eh’-o): ‘to set aside, that is, (by implication) to disesteem, neutralize or violate.’ The grace of God is the active ingredient that makes each one of our salvation, justification and sanctification a possibility. Righteousness comes with the total package of salvation. It is an inherent nature of the saved individual. It is not earned, it is an imputation.

God’s wondrous works

                Zacharias pointed out the necessary outwardness of our piety, saying: “In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life” [Luke 1:75]. The reason for this show of the inherent ‘righteousness’ is simply that it is our duty to interpret righteousness for the beneficial digestion of what we are to their blind ocular perception. Our Christian lives are interpretation of the righteousness of Christ, our Dwelling. In Greek the word ‘holiness’ is hosiotēs (hos-ee-ot’-ace) ‘piety towards God, fidelity in observing the obligations of piety, holiness.’ From the heathen, with whom God had no spiritual transaction of any covenant, God expected no piety. To the Israel of His covenant, even before the parturition of the patriarchal twelve, God said, “….Be ye holy; for I am holy” [1Peter 1:16]; taken from Leviticus 11:44. God was careful not to say it to the Egyptian, Roman, Indian or Chinese. Only to one nation of Israel He had the covenant, ergo, Paul will often write, “First to the Jew then to the Gentiles.”

This cup is the New Testament in my blood

                Soteriological attainment had to be modified by the original enactor when Jesus intimated, “the new covenant…” in Luke 22:20, “Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” The Greek for ‘testament’ is diathēkē (dee-ath-ay’-kay): ‘properly a disposition, that is, (specifically) a contract (especially a devisory will); a compact, a covenant.’ The Greek diathēkē comes from diatithemai (dee-at-ith’-em-ahee) Thayer Definition: ‘1. to arrange, dispose of, one’s own affairs a. of something that belongs to one b. to dispose of by will, make a testament 2. to make a covenant, enter into a covenant, with one.’Strong’s Definition: ‘to put apart, that is, (figuratively) dispose (by assignment, compact or bequest).’ Man’s pious ritualism will not attain soteriology. If it had become God’s business, then it must be understood that only the Members of the Trinity are involved in the establishment, execution and maintenance of soteriological grace. “By grace; through faith, it says, not of work lest any man should boast” [Ephesians 2:8-9]. ‘Lest’ is the Greek hina me (hin’-ah may’) ‘in order (or so) that not.’ ‘Any man’ is tis (tis’) ‘some or any person or object;’ and ‘should boast’ is kauchaomai (kau-khah’-om-ai) ‘to vaunt.’

                You can put on the righteousness of Jesus by getting born again. Say this simple prayer, meaning it from your heart:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died 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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“…and under his wings shalt thou trust

The Christmas Story (Part three)

The wise men worshipped Jesus

3)            The Christmas story is of heaven reinstating Adam to his dominion role. Power must change hands. And seeing an imminent abscission of the spiritual power (i.e. of spiritism) that protects the global political hegemony of Satanism, Herod became very jittery. An arrangement to surcease God’s intention preoccupied Herod’s demonic stance. God is always steps ahead of His enemies. The wise men who had by then come to the understanding of the incarnation that must precede the practicality of soteriological design had no problem, whatsoever, obeying the instruction of Matthew 2:12 “And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”

                Why did they give the Baby Jesus gifts of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh?

                Gold signifies royalty. They asked, in Matthew 2:2, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” Prophet Isaiah made a vaticination of, “…and the government shall be upon his shoulder…” To Pilate’s, the governor’s, question of Matthew 27:11, “Art thou the King of the Jews?” the Bible says, “And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.” John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” Of the same Jesus it is written in Revelation 19:16, “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

AND WITHOUT HIM WAS NOT ANY THING MADE THAT WAS MADE [John 1:3].

                The sovereignty of Christ is one and the same as that of the First Member of the Godhead, God the Father. Psalm 22:28, “For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.” The word ‘nations’ is gowy (go’-ee) (rarely (shortened) goy {go’-ee}) ‘1. a foreign nation 2. (hence) a Gentile 3. (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.’ Even foreign nations, represented by the wise men will come under the sovereignty of Jesus. “For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. 8) God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness” [Ps 47:7-8]. Who is this in the prophetic utterance of Daniel 7:14 “And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” It is none other than the One who would destroy the Antichrist. Jesus Christ! Is it not for this reason He came to the world at Christmas?

The annunciation commenced His earthly sojourn

                Zechariah 14:9 says, And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. Revelation 11:15, And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Who is the ‘Lord’ in this verse, and who, if I may ask, is the Christ? Can they be One individual? They are the First and the Second Members of the Godhead. The Scripture, through the Divine Logos, revealed Them in this rhema, I and my Father are one [John 10:30]. While the definition of ‘are,’ esmen (es-men’) is: ‘we are,’ [indicative of first person plural of eime –exist– is the same as the ‘am’ in Jehovah’s “I AM”]; the noun ‘one’ is heis (heis`) is a neuter gender, meaning, ‘one thing, essence.’ Jesus is of the same essence as the unseen God the Father. The Christmas story is about the Incarnation (of the Most High Jehovah).

Which was, and which is, and which is to come, the Almighty –JESUS.

                The Christmas story is about Jesus, “…ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting [Micah 5:2]. ‘From of old’ is the Hebrew qedem (keh’-dem) (or qedmah {kayd’-maw}) ‘1. the front, of place (absolutely, the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity) 2. often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward);’ and ‘from everlasting’ is `owlam (o-lawm’) (or lolam {o-lawm’}) ‘1. (properly) concealed, i.e. the vanishing point 2. (generally) time out of mind (past or future) 3. (practically) eternity 4. (frequentatively, adverbially, especially with prepositional prefix) always.’ Only God, I believe, can be said to proceed from eternity past.

                Get born again to receive the free Spirit of Christmas. Say this prayer of salvation:

“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…)

The birth of the Saviour

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Tithes Revisited (five)

Give unto Caesar…..and give unto the LORD….

(5)          A cautious look at tithing informs of its seed-faith stance. Jesus tells us to give in order to receive from divine operation. Paul teaches that the sown seed must die first, as a matter of fact, before its proliferation of scriptural thirty, sixty, hundred fold. Is tithing a giving act? So, where are some teachers getting their theological facts; from this same Bible? I will not encourage first-fruits offering (which some churches practice): for “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept” [1Corinthians 15:20]; is a pellucid indication that Jesus is already our first-fruit. Can I give a more satisfying fruit of the Jesus’ kind to God? The Temple, half Shekel, money is meant to be a divine insurance policy that took annual care of the spiritual policy-holding Israelites. When Jesus says, “It is finished,” the main verb, ‘finished’ is teleō (tel-eh’-o) meaning ‘debt paid’ (in full)!

  ”…but I desire fruit that may abound to your account” (Philippians 4:17)

            All these giving, done in faith, are actually business transactions with the Possessor of heaven and earth. For the simple fact that tithes, originally given out of faith, and in theological facticity that Jehovah is the Possessor of the universe and heaven, and an offer devoid of any legality, most definitely makes it an act of faith, without which no man receives anything from God. “The just,” the Bible points out, “shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4). Christians are connected to their God by faith alone. What about a rich man like Solomon, does he need to tithe, having all his financial needs and wants answered? A Solomon-rich person is still a needy individual. The word of God, “But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body” [1Corinthians 15:38] is what gives the dead rotten seed of faith (your money) the desired body. The seed sown will take care of childlessness, ill health, ignorance, weakness, security et cetera. Amen.

 Benchmark of 10% given takes care of Satan’s cankerworm proclivity

            The tithing benchmark is ten percent, but truth is: Abraham gave more than 10%. The well informed born again Christian makes sure he does not give less than this benchmark. How I know that Abraham gave more than 10% is found in the Bible. “Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils” [Hebrews 7:4]. The noun ‘spoils’ is akrothinion (ak-roth-in’-ee-on) in the Greek and means, ‘top of the heap, the first fruits, best of the booty or crops.’ This needs a bit of explaining. Let me use global currencies of Liberian, Jamaican, USA, Zimbabwean dollars and British pound sterling of the present world economy for clarity.

                In the days of Abraham the dollar of Zimbabweans will go to the very bottom of the booty because of its lowest value. Liberian or Jamaican dollars heap (depending on the more valuable between them) comes next atop the least in value Zimbabwean dollar. The almighty US dollars takes its heap valuable position above the various dollars. The sterling quality of the British pound occupies the akrothinion displayed position. It is from the pounds sterling that Abraham gave his tithe. Supposing Abraham’s display of the booty from his conquest is two million of each currency, totalling ten million, a tithe of £1,000,000, from the two million pounds is definitely more than 10% of all five national currencies, considering the international strength of the British pound sterling.

                Customarily, the Greeks selected from the topmost part of the heaps and offered this to the gods.


  “…if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing…”

                It would not come as a surprise to me if some people should ascribe this Greek connection, to assume an inference to its heathen practice and a consequent vitiation of tithing. Those who preach or teach against tithing know very little about theology or are antagonists of the truth. Even if the universal historicity of tithing is heathenish, does the Bible not make it pellucid enough to whom Abraham gave the tithe? Even if the world’s economic system of tithe adoration had been to Lucifer, and Abraham decided to honour the Possessor of heaven and earth, Almighty Jehovah Jireh, with his own substance, what makes it a scriptural anomaly for Christians to do the same knowing, especially, of “prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it,” of Malachi’s prophecy? Selah!  

 (…to be concluded…)

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TRINITY OF THE GODHEAD (7)

                “King of kings and Lord of lords” is epithetic of Jesus and of the Father. 1Timothy 6:15 “Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;” is of the Father. Other corroborative verses are 1Ti 1:17; Psa 47:2; Psa 83:18; Jer 10:10; Jer 46:18; Dan 2:44-47; Dan 4:34 and Mat 6:13. Jesus as the ‘King of kings is found in Revelation 19:16 “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Supportive scriptures are Rev 1:5 and 17:14. If Christ has the visibility of it written on Him, what is the evidential reality of the Father being so? Revelation 4:4, “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.”

                The ‘throne’ on which sat the Eternal Father is the Greek thronos (thron’-os): ‘From θράω thraō (to sit); a stately seat (“throne”); by implication power or (concretely) a potentate.’ The twenty-four elders sat on ‘seats’ which in the Greek is also thronos. Two seats of thrones: one has the occupation of the Eternal Father, in the eternal representative capacity of the Godhead. The elders sit on thrones as well, representing the triumphant Church: for does it not say of Christians ‘a royal priesthood’ of 1Peter 2:9 and ‘kings and priests’ in Revelation 1:6 & 5:10? Each one of them has a crown on his head. This ‘crown’ is not diadēma (dee-ad’-ay-mah) ‘a diadem, an ornamental headband worn as a badge of royalty, (or simply put) a ribbon.’

                This ‘crown’ is stephanos (stef’-an-os), meaning: ‘From an apparently primary “stepho” (to twine or wreathe); a chaplet (as a badge of royalty, a prize in the public games or a symbol of honor generally; but more conspicuous and elaborate than the simple fillet, diadēma).’ Now, this is what makes the Father ‘King of kings.’ When the four angels pronounce the deifying canticles of the Father, the twenty-four elders remove their stephanos, lie prostate before Father, the ‘King of kings.’ Amen! 

  The One of the 3rd Heaven throne sits in the Holy of Holies

                The Holy Spirit, if it is not forgotten, sat in the holiest compartment of the Jerusalem Temple. He sat in the holy of holies not only as the God of Israel but also as Jehovah, the political Head of the Jewish theocratic government. Israel had kings. Judah had kings and nations were ruled by kings. The One behind the second veil, the Holy Spirit, the energising force behind creationism, sat there as the King of kings. I do not expect the spirit of gainsaying not to take steps of facileness in asking where the thronos of the Holy Spirit and that of the Christ are, seeing that each of the elders do have a throne.

            The answer, found in glorious asseveration of Jesus in John 17:10, “And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them;” is of general application. Jesus is there on the thronos, duly sharing in the Divinity of the Father’s majesty. Seven is God’s number of perfection. The seven fires burning eternally before the throne, is the perfection persona of the Holy Spirit. He could not have sat for centuries, to receive worship, in the holiest of all compartments of the Jerusalem Temple and not be a Living Entity. The high priest must approach the third and most holy place with the sacrificial blood in his hands. He must not make any mistake if he intended to be the officiating minister the following year. To show the atoning blood in his hands to a ‘lifeless wind,’ as Jehovah’s Witness people would have us believe, is tantamount to sheer idolatry!

                The High Priest went in there to represent the entire nation of Israel for the forgiveness of the year’s transgressions. He stood sacerdotally before the unseen Jehovah Elohim and the Holy Spirit duly accepted the oblational approach. Without Him there is no Church administration. God’s thoughts came alive in the minds of Bible writers to checkmate any contradictory scripting of the word of God because He inspired them. Only God knows the mind of God. The Holy Spirit (i.e. the burning lamp of Rev. 4:5) is there in the celestial throne room to purify God’s word seven times. He is the lamp to our righteous feet before the LORD. The fire wraps us up in the righteous zeal for the Lord’s use.       

            The verity of the Godhead sits the Eternal Father on the throne.

            Through the macrocosmic truism of creationism, in the corporeality of the Godhead traverses the Saviour, Lord Jesus.

            Filling to the brim, the entire universe and creation, and to an overflowing is, yet of HIM, the Third Member, the Holy Spirit.

            Who among the three Members of the Godhead is greater or the greatest? “None!” is the answer. Theologically, they are one. They are one worshipful God. Let us pray the prayer of 2Corinthians 13:14 which says,“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”  Did I hear someone conclude the prayer with, “…be with us all?” Amen!

 (Concluded)

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The LORD has always been with Israel

TRINITY OF THE GODHEAD (6)

  Only God has the power to lay it down, and the power to take it again!

Dangers of non-Trinitarian operation

                There will be no forgiveness. The first case of forgiveness is found in Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. The One who steps out of the Trinity in corporeality of the Godhead, Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead, in His pre-incarnation manifestation, covered the pristine couple with the sin cleansing skin of the sacrificial animals, in the Garden of Eden.

                Non-forgiveness of every sinful act will lead to an outright condemnation and total annihilation of humanity. Creation gets to be prevented from experiencing the Creator’s pardoning Spirit. Man will be deprived of the service of a Savior. It is bound to culminate in a no-salvation.  

  The One of the 3rd Heaven throne sits in the Holy of Holies

               A Judge of no compassion: that is what Jehovah will be. God cannot be the Judge and the Solicitor; and anyone who must stand before God in mediation must be of Divinity. Only God knows what to say to appeal to His judgment. Through Jesus, who alone knows the divine mind of the Judging God (the Father), the sanguification, serving as the justification of born again ones, is presented as a verifying exhibit in the celestial assizes. Without the installation of Plurality in the Godhead, it would have been impossible to get anyone sanctified enough to take a judicial stand before Jehovah. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” [1Timothy 2:5].

   JEHOVAH ‘ELOHIYM IS ONE GOD

                There cannot be four, two or a thousand of THEM: in the Godhead. Whoever thinks there are more or less than three should come with the proof of Scripture. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” [1John 5:7]. The word ‘one’ is heis (heis`) in the Greek, meaning: ‘a neuter ‘one’ implying one in all things: essence, power, majesty, knowledge.’ Hebrews 12:24 reads, “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” The book of 1Peter 1:2 does strike the cord of the Divine accord found in the Trinity. It reads, “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” There, most certainly, would not have been any Divine Mediation without the instauration carried out by the Trinity, through which we become recipients of the soteriological grace of the Most High. Amen!   

DO YOU!?

                Revelation 5:6, “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” I culled the following from JFB Commentary on this verse: “seven eyes . . . the seven Spirits . . . sent forth—So one oldest manuscript, A. But B reads, “being sent forth.” As the seven lamps before the throne represent the Spirit of God immanent in the Godhead, so the seven eyes of the Lamb represent the same sevenfold Spirit profluent from the incarnate Redeemer in His world-wide energy.” 

And the Lamb is the light thereof (Rev. 21:23).

                “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” [Rev 21:23]. You may ask, “Where’s the Holy Spirit in this project of global illumination?” Remember He is there in the throne-room as the seven (speaks of perfection) lamps of fire. In Revelation 4:2, the One who sits in Majesty in the heavenly assizes is the very One who must be the Occupant of the Divine Seat of the Holy of Holies, in the Jerusalem temple, to receive worship due to Jehovah! Amen!

Do not forget in a hurry that He (the Holy Spirit) dwells in us to make us Godlike cum God carriers. Amen.

(…to be concluded…)

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TRINITY OF THE GODHEAD (4)

Omniscience of the Members of the Trinity:

            Erudition of Saint Paul was at its peak, in his bid to fathom God’s knowledge in Romans 11:33 “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!” Jesus is also, like the Father, omniscient. Colossians 2:3 says of the Christ, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” John 10:15 is quite lucent with the asseveration of Jesus. “As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” The verb, ‘knoweth’ and ‘know’ are the same ginōskō (ghin-oce’-ko) ‘to “know” (absolutely).’

                The starkness of this reality is that only God can know God absolutely! The Holy Spirit cannot be left out in being a Partaker of omniscient Personality as 1Corinthians 2:11 “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” reveals. The word ‘knoweth’ here is eido (ei’-do) ‘1. to see, to gaze (i.e. with wide-open eyes) 2. to discern or know experientially.’ If He knows what Christ knows then we definitely have Three Personages in the Godhead. Selah!

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things (Romans 11:36)

Omnipotence attribute:

                There is no gainsaying the Eternal Father’s almightiness even if Luke 18:27, “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God;” is silent about it. An eminent Job could not hide the prevalent truism of “I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee” (Job 42:2). Revelation 1:8 is an unveiling of Jesus as the ‘Almighty’, the Greek of which is pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore): ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all; the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’ This is the Lord Jesus whom the world would gladly see as nondescript –just one of the prophets.

                The Spirit flexed His unbelievable muscles of salvation in Romans 15:19 “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” His potency keeps us on the spiritual journey of righteousness. Romans 15:13 reads, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” He must indwell the saved souls, so innumerable -a proof of HIS ubiquity, a sole preserve of the Divinity. “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” [Ephesians 3:16].

Omnipresence is an attribute of the Trinity:

                David could not hide his sheer awe of Him in Psalm 139:7-16. Verse 7 reads, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” The wisest Solomon in the Book of 1Kings 8:27 acclaimed of God, the Father, “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?” This took place at the dedication of the great Jerusalem Temple. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” [Matthew 18:20]. This is the express declaration of Jesus, the Second Member of the Godhead. Imagine the billions of prayers around the earth? How can one Christ be ubiquitously present wherever prayers are offered? Simple! Jesus Christ is Omnipresent! That makes Him God.


The seven lamps of fire [Revelation 4:5]

The seven lamps of fire [Revelation 4:5]

                Revelation 5:6 “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” The Holy Spirit cannot but be ubiquitous as well. “Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out” [Act 5:9]. Nothing escapes His (Holy Spirit’s) searching eyes.

 (…to be continued…)

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