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.

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PROOF OF POWER (1)

  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

(1)          Power –the influential reaction to a situation or on an entity. What is an influence? It is an exertion or exaction of mental or physical energy. The account of Genesis 1:1 required great strength of sheer power. Jeremiah 27:5 tells us, I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. Other verses of note are: Jeremiah 10:11; 10:12; 32:17; & 51:15. Creationism is the proof of God’s power.

                 Going by the chronological order involving catastrophe of the situational understanding of Genesis 1:2, does the episodic script of this cataclysm indict God’s supreme Almightiness?    

  “And God said …,” ten times, undefeated.

                Genesis 2:17, “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.” This is an attestation of man’s free moral agency. As the ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’), the LORD God is a Judge, hence, a God of legality. Lucifer, having incurred the wrath of God’s judgment upon the atrocious sinfulness of the fictile inhabitants of that old world, remained trapped together with them, imprisoned in an absolute cataclysmic waste and darkness. So, when we read, in the 2nd verse of Genesis chapter 1, “….And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters;” it is indicative of HIS readiness to prove that the One who destroyed can also bring the perfection of Adamic couple into being on the same terra firma of old.                                                        

  HE is the ALMIGHTY

                Ten times in Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, 28 & 29 the Bible records “And God said…” And ten times it was incontestably so. That was power. Creationism recorded another perfection in Adam and the Eden home. God did not stop them from sinning. The Creator, King and God is also the seated Judge, in the celestial assizes. Adjudication in every intelligent act of creation must come before Him who was, is, and is to come. Amen. At the ultimate cup fullness of man’s iniquitous ways, only eight souls passed the spiritual test of righteousness. HIS miraculous power was again put to test.                                                                    

                The head of the surviving family of eight was aptly named Noah for a good reason. His sons, Shem, Japheth and Ham wore the toga of these sobriquets not for the fun of it. None of the four women’s name was revealed, interestingly.                                                                                               

Noah, whose name means ‘rest,’ is prophetic of God’s children who will receive His rest. Shem, ‘name or fame’ is a pointer to the fame which Israel, the progeny of Shem, will bring to the holy name of Jehovah and His beneficence to humanity. Japheth has the definition of ‘enlargement.’ The word of God will receive enlargement. ‘Warm or hot’ defines Ham. The word of God will be characterized by a fervour of intensity. All these point to none other than the Church! For the Church, He must prove the power of His saving grace. Amen!                                                                                                                                                        

 THIS IS THE SAME FINGER THAT ETCHED OUT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

                Israel, through Shem, preached Jesus, the Word of God, for the salvation of man. Europe is the descendant of Japheth, which spread the Word of the Church of God across the globe. Ham is the progenitor of Africa. Africa, in these last days, is hottest for the propagation of the Kingdom of the soon coming King.  The unknown names of the women represent the Church, “….which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” [Ephesians 3:9] confer verses 3-12.                                                                                                                                                                                   

                The miracle of His power protected the ark from being submerged by the fury of an unprecedented great, annihilating, Deluge. ‘Ark,’ in Hebrew is têbâh (tay-baw’), a feminine noun, which means: ‘a box i.e. a treasure.’ It is quite imperative to prove the efficacy of His power in protection of the Church He had had fellowship with since the Eden days when He was always ‘heard walking in the cool’ of innocent ‘days’ of sin-free periods. The femineity of the ark is a proof of the fact that the Church is a treasured property of His Divinity, and that, I tell you, is ponderous!  

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 WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

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NIGERIA’S ESCHATOLOGICAL ROLE (3)

THE ERUDITE REV. CHRIS OKOTIE

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

PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

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

PASTOR W.F. KUMUYI

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

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

CATHOLIC WARRING CRUSADE

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

THE CAPTAIN OF THE HOST OF HEAVEN

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

PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE               

To get born again say this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

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

A knight of an unchristian war

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NIGERIA’S ESCHATOLOGICAL ROLE (2)

THE VILLA: HOUSEHOLD OF GOD CHURCH

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

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

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

 HOUSEHOLD OF GOD CHURCH

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

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

This is God’s protocol –The Bible  

                To get born again say this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

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

Nigeria of Hamitish origin

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