Righteousness (2)

”…took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

2)            The Spirit of God no doubt led Paul into a future erroneous didacticism when he lashed at his converts with, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2) This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3) Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh” [Galatians 3:1-3]?

Desiderius Erasmus

                Armed with the influence of Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536) and Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) –Humanists, who were also church going teachers of Bible–, a man called Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609) taught ‘conditional predestination’ to lay the foundation for Arminianism, made global by his friends, called The Remonstrance, after his death. The Remonstrance issued a five doctrinal points known as Arminianism. The fifth teaches that having been “incorporated into Christ by true faith,” Christ “keeps them from falling” only if they continue to believe. Their cautious implication is that if a person does not continue to cooperate with Christ he will become “devoid of (saving) grace.” In scriptural honesty, I do not know of any verse that supports this fifth point of Arminianism. You can either be a Bible believing Christian or a follower of Arminianism. Selah!

                “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” [2Corinthians 5:21]. Our righteousness is resident in Him, the Holy One of Israel. The word ‘righteousness’ is dikaiosunē (dik-ah-yos-oo’-nay). From Thayer Definition it is: ‘in a broad sense, state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God.’ Strong’s Definition has this: ‘equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.’

                We have in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Our sinful nature, because it happens to be what we are innately guilty of, attracts the ‘wage’ of ‘death.’ We get paid for our wrongdoings. When it comes to ‘righteousness,’ however, it is not of our toil. Jesus toiled for it, so we can only be a recipient of it through the Divine generosity of being a ‘gift.’ A gift is not an original ownership of the recipient. ‘Gift’ of the above verse is charisma (khar’-is-mah): ‘1. a (divine) gratuity, i.e. deliverance (from danger or passion) 2. (specially), a (spiritual) endowment 3. (subjectively) religious qualification 4. (objectively) miraculous faculty.’ The Greek charisma comes from charizomai (khar-id’-zom-ai) ‘to grant as a favor, i.e. gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue.’ Grace, as we understand it, is an unmerited favour.

                The spiritual rebirth of our celestial regeneration that leads to our righteousness is brought to pellucid understanding in Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9) Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. The word ‘grace’ is charis (khar’-ece): ‘1. graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act 2. (especially) the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life 3. (also) gratitude.’ A different ‘gift’ in verse 8 is the Greek doron (do`-ron), which means: ‘a present, specially, a sacrifice.’ In verse 9 there is ‘works’ which in Greek is ergon (er’-gon): ‘1. toil (as an effort or occupation) 2. (by implication) an act.’ Kauchaomai (kau-khah’-om-ai) is the Greek for ‘boast’ and means: ‘to vaunt {in a good or a bad sense}.’ Now, the word ‘walk’ of the 10th verse is an interesting peripateo (per-ee-pat-eh’-o): ‘1. to tread all around, i.e. walk at large (especially as proof of ability) 2. (figuratively) to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary).’ Peripateo comes from peri (per-ee’) and pateo. Peri means ‘1. (properly) through (all over), i.e. around 2. (figuratively) with respect to’ and pateo (pat-eh’-o), ‘to trample {literally or figuratively},’ comes from a derivative meaning a “path.”

Righteousness is a gift from Jesus

                Not of pious toils of the believer’s faith, but by the graciousness of the Divine influence upon the heart of the believer is the submission of verse eight of the 2nd chapter of Ephesians. There is not even any room for righteous boasting. Extravagant self-praise is what the scripture views of it. This ‘walk’ of the 10th verse reminds me of Enoch’s. That walk and this one in this 10th verse is nothing short of ‘a lifestyle.’ The Hebrew ‘walk,’ halak means ‘lifestyle.’ Our righteousness is, ergo, an interpretation of the righteousness of Christ, in which we are wrapped. A lifestyle that points at the Lord Jesus. Amen.  

                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!”      

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                Do the womenfolk not still think themselves much smarter than their husbands? They got it from you know who –Eve. Who was the first created human? Adam, the male. Who was the first political ruler on earth? Nimrod. Who was the first to experience rapture without tasting death? The wisest king? The first recorded strongest of mankind, who was the person? Who is still regarded as the wisest of humanity? Solomon. The woman was the first to fall into sin, but who died for the redemption of mankind? The best singer, cook, athlete, fashion designer and scientist are all males; even the global one hundred richest people in prosperity, is each one of them not the man?                                                                                                                        

Stupidity lent Adam, the man, a hand. Tragically he took the evil hand of ungodliness (got into an unholy wedlock -unknown to him- with the Evil one). Adam lost the Divine-donated dominion of the earth. Sad! Rather than admit his culpability Adam tried to shift the blame with another stupid, “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat” Adam, were you trying to indict the LORD God? Couples are not truthful enough to own up to their inadequacies. Yes, Mr. Husband, you are the head of the home. But when you goof, admit that you have been a jerk! There is nothing to be ashamed of, because God expects us to exhibit a character of integrity. Amen!  

You weren’t deceived. Adam, you shouldn’t have allowed this!

                How he got himself into this mess still continues to knock one’s mind into an unfathomable befuddlement. A Yoruba proverb says, “It’s with one’s mouth that’s used to reject a meal.” Of all the hundreds of edibles in Eden why should this very cursed fruit be the one to be tasted? It did not occur to the intelligence of the man that this sinful acceptance was the earth’s inaugural installation of Satanism. It was an endorsement of the woman’s apostasy –what Adam did. This was the beginning of Adamic palaver of conjugal relationship. The eating of the forbidden fruit placed God’s institution at the mercy of the merciless Lucifer.

Loveless marriage

                 Having tasted of evil, it was not difficult for the adversary to whisper the next stupidity of, “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat” [Genesis 3:12]. Jawejura is a Yoruba parlance which literally means ‘throw leaves around the body.’ It is used in reference to a raving lunatic. Genesis 3:7 has, and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.The third stupid act of Adamic sinfulness proves that a stroll away from God causes dementia. Manipulation of Satanism easily told them to hide from the omniscient eyes of Jehovah, whose omnipresence is indubitable. Satan began the matchmaking of people based on sentimentalism. Asylums got on the increase. Marital homes became the lodging places for spiritually incongruous couples. Wonder why divorce cases are on the increase as the days roll by? The Devil hates God’s institution of marriage. With maniacal cackles we allow him to attack marriages.

Conjugal palaver is of Satanism

                Satanic incursion collapsed the institution, giving room for Cain to be installed as the priest of Satan’s religion. Religion espouses the worshipper to the deity. The marriage institution suffered a huge blow when Lamech, in Genesis chapter five, married two wives, the first in human history of conjugation. Lamech means ‘destruction.’ Cain’s sister, who also doubles as wife his is not named. The reason for it is not farfetched. The religion of Satanism must be shrouded in the secrecy known of the occult minaciousness. The first of Lamech’s wives is called `Adah (aw-daw’) in Hebrew and it means: ‘ornament.’ His second wife was Zillah, Tsillah (tsil-law’) in Hebrew, meaning: ‘shadow or fugitive.’ An ornament, just like another furniture and of course, a shadow of its original authorship; into this is what Lucifer turned God’s well intentioned marriage, intended to legalize Adamic relationship with God, the Eternal Creator. When Adam married the Woman, it was a conjugal union with his sister. What happened? God became Adam’s Father-in-law, who already was His Father –having created both directly with His hands.

                The marital palaver can be taken care of very easily. Let the man love the Lord with all his heart, mind, thoughts and strength. Let him seek the face of the Creator in every situation, no matter how inconsequential. Let him love his wife with the love of Jesus. Ephesians 5:25 reads, Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; Colossians 3:19 instructs, Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. The word ‘love’ is agapao (ag-ap-ah’-o) ‘to love (in a social or moral sense) {chiefly of the heart (wholehearted, unconditional, devoted). Agapao, the verb form of agape (ag-ah’-pay) is different from phileo (fil-eh’-o) which is chiefly ‘of the head (feelings, conditional, sentimental)}.’

                This is what the Bible says in the book of Colossians 3:18, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” What is ‘submit yourselves’ in Greek? It is hupotassō (hoop-ot-as’-so): ‘to arrange under, to subordinate; reflectively to obey.’ The woman is the Church. The Church obeys the Lord Jesus, the Head of the Church. What engenders the conjugal palaver is the man’s inability to love the wife as unconditionally as Christ Jesus loves the Church and died for her. The wife’s contumacious proclivity destroys the spiritual equilibrium of the home.


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The Christmas Story (Part four)

4)            The story of Christmas is about the LORD God who showed up in the Garden of Eden. God the Father will not descend from the throne room of the Rainbow Administration of the celestial assizes. Who, ergo, is the Visitant of Genesis 3:8, And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden?” In order to save the pristine parents, the LORD God did not only kill animals to effect an expunction of the sin of Adamic disobedience, He evangelized the ultimate soteriological blood sacrifice. He performed the Eden immolation to enter into a blood relationship with mankind.

Sword: Word of God. Sash: sacerdotalism (indicating answered prayers. Amen!).

                Frankincense, a gift from the wise men, is sacerdotal. It is in recognition of the fact that this holy Baby is going to be a priest –the Priest of all believers. “Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek” [Psalm 110:4]. The myrrh vaticinates His death for the salvation of humanity.

                The Baby Jesus came with human blood to perfect the exchange required to save man absolutely. 2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. When a statement begins with a conjunction like ‘therefore’ (hoste (hoce’-teh) ‘so too, i.e. thus therefore’) it presupposes a string of thought. Paul’s mentation of 2Cor 5:14 runs thus: For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: where ‘constraineth,’ sunecho (soon-ekh’-o) means: ‘1. to hold together, i.e. to compress (the ears, with a crowd or siege) or arrest (a prisoner) 2. (figuratively) to compel, perplex, afflict, preoccupy.’ The love of our Saviour has held us together to enable us have sound understanding.

His death atoned for our sin.

                 The scriptural pellucidity is here pointed at in this next verse, And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again [2Cor 5:15]. If the onliness of Jesus’ act had not gone beyond dying for us, we all would have died and remain dead as dodo, pathetically. He rose from the dead to give us the same zoe (Godly life of eternity). Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more [2Cor 5:16]. Jesus is no more of flesh and blood. He is no longer the man who thirsted, hungered and slumped in exhaustion. He is the true LORD from heaven. The Saviour of the world.

                So, when Paul said “old things are passed away,” the Greek meaning of ‘old things’ is archaios (ar-khai`-os) ‘original or primeval.’ Original sin of the Adamic nature of sinfulness known of the born again person are ‘passed away’ that is, parerchomai (par-er’-khom-ai) ‘1. to come near or aside 2. to approach (arrive) 3. to go by (or away) 4. (figuratively) perish or neglect 5. (causative) avert.’ The story of Christmas deals with the erasure of damning sins. You cannot have your spiritual location inside the Christ and be guilty of any sin. Impossible! Jesus took care of all that spiritual putrefaction. Amen! The verse says that every individual whose spiritual location is found in Christ is ‘a new creature.’ The word ‘new’ is kainos (kai-nos’) ‘new (especially in freshness).’ If the freshness comes from the throne of God’s celestial assizes, then it follows that this freshness is simply eternal!


                ‘Creature’ of 2Corinthians 5:17 is an interesting ktisis (ktis’-is) ‘1. original formation 2. (properly) the act 3. (by implication) the thing.’ Jesus has created an original creature the likes of Adam’s original sinless existence. You cannot be held of any sin again. This is what the excitement of the story of Christmas is all about. We are no longer sinners; we are righteous people, who are called born again Christians. 2Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Our righteousness is not of our making. We cannot maintain this new creaturehood. Christ maintains the righteousness. No man can be trusted with it. Too precious before the thrice holy God it is.


                Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: and this is what the Christmas story brings to mankind. The Christmas story is about the construction of a brand new creation. Merry Christmas! 

                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!”  


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The Christmas Story (Part one)

For unto us a child is born….a Son is given

                It is so amazing going through the contextual characterization of the Christmas story.                                         

Mary: the femininity of virtuous and vestal reserve.                                                                                                                                        

 Joseph: the just man and the provider of the legality of a ménage.       

Gabriel: the herald of celestial acknowledgement.                                                                                               

The Magi: wise men from the Orient.                                                                                                                                             The shepherds: characters who adumbrate Jesus.

Baby Jesus: the humanity of Christ, the Everlasting Father.                                                                                                                 

Holy Ghost: the energizing Spirit (the Second Member) of the Godhead.

God needed a just man. He found him in Joseph. Amen!

                Matthew 1:18, Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. The legitimacy of this birth warrants Mary’s espousal to a man. The celestial abode is a family entity. That is where Christ comes from. When Jesus said, In my Father’s house are many mansions: of John 14:2, the word ‘house,’ oikia (oy-kee’-ah) means: ‘1. (properly, abstractly) a residence 2. (usually, concretely) an abode 3. (by implication) a family (especially domestics).’ The angels are never referred to as slaves; they are called ‘sons.’ Two chapters of Book of Job do this justice: 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. Job 38:7 says, “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” In both verses, the word ‘sons’ is ben (bane): ‘1. a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition.’

                Joseph must be involved to provide paternal headship required of every family. Joseph must be a legitimate husband for the family to receive God’s approval. He met all the spiritual requirements. How? Joseph comes from the Davidic lineage which bestows the majestic status on Jesus. The book of Matthew chapter one has, undoubtedly, is of Joseph. Matthew 1:1 began the genealogy: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. It went on to verse six where the royalty of Jesus reads: And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias (Matthew 1:6); and to the conclusive, And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ (Matthew 1:16).

Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth

                In the first chapter of Luke it says somewhere: And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth” (Luke 1:26). Who is Gabriel? He introduced himself in Luke 1:19, And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. What is the meaning of Gabriel? It is the Hebraic גַּברִיאֵל Gabriy’el (gab-ree-ale’) ‘1. man of God 2. Gabriel, an archangel.’ Gabriy’el comes from two words: geber (gheh’-ber) which generally means: ‘a person simply’ but (properly) a valiant man or warrior;’ and the second is ‘el (ale) ‘1. Strength 2. (as adjective) mighty 3. (especially) the Almighty (but used also of any deity).’ This angel is ‘man of God’ who came to announce the incarnation the God-man, the Lord from heaven and the Second Member of the Godhead. Gabriel’s noel involvement is an endorsement of the One (of Revelation 4:2), who sits on the throne of the celestial assizes.

                Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, so says the Bible in Matthew 2:1. The word ‘wise’ is the Greek, magos (mag’-os): ‘1. a Magian, i.e. Oriental scientist 2. (by implication) a magician or sorcerer.’ They were, as men, more than one individual, ergo, Magi in the plurality of their number (the Bible, silent about the exact number, we cannot say three, regardless of the number of the gifts they offered). Professionally they were star and moon gazing astrologers of the Spirit offending Nimro-Semiramic order. It was very apropos to necessitate the visit of the Magi. They represent the spiritual powers of Satanism, which must bow before the LORD God, because it says, And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: [Matthew 2:11]. ‘Worship’ is proskuneo (pros-koo-neh’-o) ‘1. to fawn or crouch to 2. to fall face down (prostrate) in adoration 3. a physical act of lowering oneself in humble submission with an attitude of utmost adoration or respect.’

Shepherds must be involved. HE is the Great Shepherd!

                The Greek rendition poimen (poy-mayn’) meaning ‘a shepherd;’ will be well understood from the Hebraic ra`ah (raw-aw’) ‘1. to tend a flock i.e. pasture it 2. (intransitively, literally or figuratively) to graze 3. (generally) to rule 4. (by extension) to associate with (as a friend).’ The shepherds were so overjoyed to receive the Good Shepherd (John 10:11), Great Shepherd (Hebrews 13:20) even the Chief Shepherd (1Peter 5:4) of Psalm 23, Jehovah Jesus. Amen!

                Baby Jesus, the central of attraction, is the nonpareil Adam. The seemingly weakling of His infancy is the humanity of ‘which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. The swaddling-clothed infantility is the Bishop of our dying souls (1Peter 2:25).

                If this is the Son of God, is not germane that the Holy Spirit must be involved for the consummate midwifery of His incarnation? God must be involved in God’s business. Amen!

                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!”  

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IV)         Exodus 9:14-18 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. 15) For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. 16) And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. 17) As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go? 18) Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.” Ten is the number of trials. Ten horrendous plagues of national devastation were enough to bring Pharaoh to his succumbing knees. He believed he had enough gods of idolatry to gain an upper hand against the Almighty One of Israel.

                Pharaoh failed like the earlier putsch (of Lucifer) and demonic attempts. Verse 16 of Exodus chapter 9, is not an upholding applause to determinism of man’s philosophical stance. God would never create anyone for destruction. Jehovah is not the Author of fatalistic proclivities. All that God wants is a broken heart. Did He not send Prophet Elijah to prophesy to king Ahab, “Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel” [1Kings 21:21]?

King Ahab’s humility

                But Ahab’s adoption of a compunctious spirit made the same God to hold the impending annihilating curse in abeyance in 1Kings 21:27-29. “And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. 28) And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 29) Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house.” It was the same Elijah that gave king Ahab the comfy news. Jehovah is not an unforgiving God.

            Achan was warned not to pilfer sacredness. Joshua 6:17-19 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. 18) And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. 19) But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.” Three desecrating count charge of: covetousness, disobedience and stealing from the treasury of the LORD! What impudence!? Stealing from the hand of the LORD God. Had He not warned them not to expect leniency if they should disobey the Angel of the LORD who followed them in Exodus 23:20-21?

            Joshua 7:4-5,So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai. 5) And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.” They could not win this war simply because Achan, in Joshua 7:1, “took the accursed thing.” God does not support evil.

“And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones” (Joshua 7:25). God frowns at, and judges evil. His judgments arise from the laws that are duly acquainted with, by the people: for the Scripture rightly agrees that “Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression” [Romans 4:15].

If Samson had asked, God would have spared his life and restored his eye sight.  

                Samson and his recklessness got what he asked for. Judges 13:5 “For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.”  There is no gainsaying the fact that Samson had the custody of this vital information. If not he would not have allowed his affection to exhibit such duncical judgment to open his heart and mouth to utter, to someone who is not just an infidel but who happened to have come from a nation nursing enmity against Israel, the words of Judges 16:17, “That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.”  

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                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

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

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“…and one sat on the throne” (Rev. 4:2) –The Eternal Father.

        Jehovah is a God of legality. He sits on the celestial throne as the Judge and King in the heavenly assizes. His adjudicatory essence receives a proof in Genesis 15:14, where He foretold what would befall Abraham’s progeny. “And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.” The word ‘judge’ is dı̂yn or dûn (deen) ‘to judge, contend, plead.’ Abraham, when he saw HIS day, took the opportunity to haggle the salvation of the population of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:25, “That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”Shâphaṭ (shaw-fat’) is the Hebrew word for ‘Judge,’ meaning: ‘to judge, govern, vindicate, punish.’ The LORD lounges on a throne and that accounts for HIS Majestic office. One of the innumerous celestial ministering subjects was Lucifer.

As one of the stars of heaven, Lucifer was the light bearer

            His proximity to the Creator, as the ‘light bearer’ (which is the definition of his name), and a highly intelligent being, leaves him no excuse to feign benightedness of what was expected of him and the consequences of any disobedience. Ezekiel 28:15, “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” ‘Perfect,’ from this verse is tâmı̂ym(taw-meem’): ‘complete, whole, entire, sound.’ ‘Ways’ is derek(deh’-rek): ‘a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.’ The word ‘day’ is: yôm(yome): ‘day (which speaks of the hotness of the working period of sunshine), time, year.’ The next word,’created,’ is bârâ’ (baw-raw’): (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select,feed (as formative processes).’And ‘iniquity’ ‛evel‛âvel‛avlâh‛ôlâh‛ôlâh(eh’-vel) (moral) evil, injustice, unrighteousness, wrong;’ proves that Lucifer did bring a decadent change upon himself, which caused his prideful fall.

Lucifer: a moulded creation of the Eternal Potter.

            The Hebrew bârâ’,in contrast to ‛âśâh(aw-saw’), speaks of creation out of non-existing material. It is either that the LORD used non-existing materials to create Lucifer or HE chose to make him first before any other intelligent being. His position and estate, as the first created angel, brought him fame probably to the point of being apotheosized by the angelic ones.  Leading himself into an apostate abomination, he thought the apotheosis he enjoyed was a culmination into deification. God set him in the quintessential way he found his glorious self in the day of his moulding. Lucifer, therefore, looked for a day to perfect the treasonous felony. It led to the infamy of Isaiah 14:13-14 “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” These pronouncements were vociferations of maniacal proclivities that were carried out by demency of Satanism, for a procacious transmission to the sacred presence of the celestial throne room of the Majesty.

The fall of Lucifer

            Jehovah is eternal. When Lucifer’s errancy goaded him to the execution of the first putsch, it was before the Eternal Judge, the LORD God, that he committed the felonious cruelty. Christ and the Holy Spirit were not the only eternal Witnesses to the satanic antipathy, myriads of the two-thirds counterinsurgent angels, led by Michael are witnesses to Lucifer’s criminality in the court of celestial jurisprudence. In fact Lucifer himself will stand to depose his nefariousness. An eternal judgment is due, ergo, to a sinfulness before the Eternal Jehovah. Lucifer, I believe, knew what he was into. He tried to play a psychological game with God.


“…till iniquity was found in thee…” (Ezekiel 28:15)

                The word of Scripture’s couching intimacy of, “…till iniquity was found in thee…” (Ezekiel 28:15)is a proof that the Holy Spirit did remind him of his ministerial loyalty to the Divinity. Lucifer was hell bent in allowing his ungodly reverie to take the worst of his thoughts. Lucifer’s rejection of the counsel of the Holy Spirit brought him into the guilt of Matthew 12:31, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” It was the malison of the Eternal One that judged Satan, and for that simple fact, his sentence carried an eternal consequence, with no option of grace. Lucifer was doomed forever. Amen.

…shall bruise thy head….shalt bruise his heel

            Satan knew that he was doomed forever. The taboo he stepped into was more than what he envisaged. He would not even essay to ask for forgiveness, even if it was just for the record. He was too engrossed in the delirium of his procacious mentality. Lucifer must, he believed, brandish his cognitive dementia. To other beings he unleashed the dangerous insanity that had warped him to a stupor.

                Be wise. Get Jesus involved in your life. Get born again. In all sincerity, 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…)

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 (Continued from part two…)


    Hindu religion has a congregation of about a billion. Islam boasts of something like eight hundred million. And Catholic? A whopping 1.2 billion die hard adherents! The Lord Jesus is no doubt addressing religionists in the book of Matthew 7:13, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.” The next verse quotes Him in a conclusion of: “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14).

         And I will dwell among the children of Israel (as Jesus)

                Should our focus not be the One whose encouragement and warning is couched in Luke 13:24? He prophesied, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate:for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Why would John pen “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” of John 1:18? It was simply because He had opened up the truth in John 6:46, “Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.” Jesus is the truth that leads to the eternal truth -of Himself. Any other ground is sinking sand. Amen.

                Ephesians 5:6 enunciates, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” There is a certain frightening judgment upon those who are out of spiritual alignment with this Christological truth. ‘Deceive,’ from the above verse is apataō (ap-at-ah’-o): ‘to cheat, beguile, that is, delude.’ ‘Vain’ is kenos (ken-os’) ’empty, vain, devoid of truth; of places, vessels, etc. which contain nothing.’

 The Truth Must be unveiled at the age of HIS number: 12! In the Temple!

                The next is ‘word,’ logos (log’-os), meaning: ‘something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).”Disobedience’ is apeitheia (ap-i’-thi-ah): Thayer Definition: ‘obstinacy, obstinate opposition to the divine will.’ Strong’s Definition: ‘disbelief (obstinate and rebellious).’ There is nothing that surpasses your spiritual derailment in the spitish heartlessness of Lucifer. He hates with a determined passion!

 Whether it is religious coexistence or syncretism, it has not Christ.

                Romans 6:21says, What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. The end result of Christlessness is the doom of death. It is definitely a thing of eternal shame to step into the celestial realm without Jesus. It is a fruitless venture to be devoid of the Truth of all truths: Jesus. There are countless philosophies, religious dogmas, ethnic habitude and personal conceptions that do not actuate the Christological truism. It will be a thing of utter shame to bring these before the throne of the LORD God.

                For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself(Galatians 6:3). Remove the truth and there will be a flourishing business for deceit. The height of egregious stupidity is the commiserable deceit of oneself.     

     The Incarnation of the Truth

                “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” [Matthew 24:14] is the asseverative prophesy uttered by Jesus Himself. Only the Truth can shed divine light on what to come in the future. Euaggelion (yoo-ang-ghel’-ee-on) is the Greek word for ‘gospel’ and is defined as: ‘a good message.’ His kingdom comes with a good message of redemptive package for the earth’s populated walking cadavers. This is the most sought after answer to man’s biggest worry: life after man’s earthly life. ‘Witness’ is marturion (mar-too’-ree-on) Thayer Definition: ‘testimony’ Strong’s Definition: ‘something evidential, that is (generally) evidence given or (specifically) the Decalogue (in the sacred Tabernacle).’ The One who created mankind, gave him a freewill or free moral agency has made available a true way of escape. He is the only Person to intimate man with the time of the end of sinfulness.


                You can get born again by saying this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:     

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

 (…to be continued…)

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Lucifer desires to be seated and worshipped as god of gods

He does not want to be the only culprit. He will push some others to consummate his nefarious plots. This is an act he has mastered over the billions of years of his unfortunate existence. Has he not blinded billions of his conscripted force? He has tamed yet millions to believe that his satanic being is but a nonexistent mirage, in the perfection of their spiritual gulag confinement. He has promoted lots of them to the status of deified worshipful masters. This makes Lucifer the god of gods.


Could the above information be a fact?

If it looks like a huge joke of hilarity, it is simply because it is part of the wicked plot. To him it is a serious entrepreneurial venture with a mission to keep leering at God and His goodness. And I can promise you that Satan means a serious and apocalyptic business. Does it really surprise me how he could manoeuvre, probably, billions of holy angels to his evil side, even in the heavenly assizes of the rainbow administration of His Almighty Majesty? Not at all. How could Jehovah allow that, some will ask? The gullible spirits are the guilty ones. They did not check it out first with His Omnipotence before making a wrong use of their free moral agency. Everyone will stand separately before God to account for his deeds as a free moral agent.


Lucifer failed to make an evil goddess of the first woman: Eve

He thrives in the game of mendacity. The truth is that he cannot do otherwise. The path of credibility leads only to goodness, where Jehovah reigns supreme. Goodness nauseates what Lucifer had constituted for himself. Ergo, he trekked himself into the realm of obliquity. “I will give you kingdoms.” “You will be gods to be worshipped!” The overwhelming potency of Lucifer’s temptation was too much for the, already derailed, credulous angels. To their annihilation they followed the fraud of Satanism. Amen!

fallen angel

An angel of Jude verse 6

Today they are spending an embarrassingly torturous existence in Tartarus. 2Peter 2:4,“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;” where ‘hell’ in the Greek is: tartaroō (tar-tar-o’-o) Thayer Definition:  ‘the name of the subterranean region, doleful and dark, regarded by the ancient Greeks as the abode of the wicked dead, where they suffer punishment for their evil deeds; it answers to Gehenna of the Jews; to thrust down to Tartarus, to hold captive in Tartarus.’ Strong’s Definition: From Τάρταρος Tartaros̄ ‘(the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment.’


Demons: the dark angels of Satanism

Satan still boasts of dark angels. They are the demons. To know more about demons read my post, “Demonism” by clicking on this URL https://hoojewale.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/demonism-part-one … Satan has human minions as well. He could not perfect the exploitable stance offered by the first woman of Eden. Eve stuck to her husband to worship the true God. But Cain, on the other hand, donned a certain procacious toga. He was as brash and uncouth as his beastly, serpentine father. Cain and his descendants worshipped Lucifer. My post, “THE STAR AND THE CRESCENT,” with the URL, https://hoojewale.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/the-star-and-the-crescent-part-one … explains his satanic role. Demigods did present themselves in the likeness of the fallen angels and their offspring, the famous star giants.


Nimrod, after the great deluge, turned out to be the most reliably indefectible specimen for satanic deity. Through Nimrod Lucifer was able to catalyze his ambitious god-of-gods agenda. Nimrod, who worshipped Lucifer, was also worshipped as the Baal. Nimrod means ‘rebellion’ or ‘the valiant.’ Thus he qualified to be designated an Antichrist. Baal, a worshipped deity, means ‘lord, master, owner and husband.’ Whatever one worships becomes ones Baal (husband). Satan wants to own all who comes to him. Nimrod, who was the sun god made his wife, Semiramis, the moon goddess. Their son, Tammuz, by whom the Babylonian trinity was consummated, received worship as well, especially from the womenfolk, who would observe an annual traditional, ritual of prostitution to await his return (does that not point to Jesus?). Baal worship is still a universal phenomenon.


Reject satanic worship; get born again.

Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray 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 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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       My son, Ogoluwa, an IT giant, designed this on my 61st birthday.

 (…continued from the 1st part)

The word ‘terror’ of Psalm 91:5, in the Hebrew, is pachad (pakh’-ad) and it means: ‘object of dread; a (sudden) alarm (properly the object feared, by implication the feeling).’ The Lord God delivered me from the torturous goal of Satan, his demons and his human agents. ‘Pestilence’ of the 6th verse, is deber (deh’-ber) which comes from [dâbar (daw-bar’): ‘to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing] used (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence.’ I was wise enough to talk to Jesus, the express Word of God, for which reason the imprecatory resolve of the enemy could not bear any evil fruit upon my life. The power of Jesus made sure of that. ‘Walketh’ is hâlak (haw-lak’) ‘to walk (in a great variety of applications); lifestyle.’ The devil’s lifestyle is to move about in the surreptitious cloak of darkness. The light is of Jesus and my walk with Him has destroyed the ossified Jericho stand of Lucifer. ‘Destruction’ is qeṭeb (keh’-teb) meaning ‘to cut off; ruin.’ Knowing my divine mission on earth, his only preoccupation was to have my life severed at the tender age of fifteen, in the year of 1970.


‘Wasteth’ is shûd (shood) ‘to ruin, destroy, spoil, devastate.’ ‘Noonday’ is tsôhar (tso’-har) ‘a light (that is, window); dual double light, that is, noon; by extension happiness.’ The thing is: we do not see these satanic arsenal when they are sent flying ominously at us. God’s angels are always on guard; thwarting Satan’s incessant diabolical toils of enmity. Lucifer has done his worst to clothe me in a perpetual state of unhappiness. In a spate of two years about five years ago I had slumped four times. Look at me now, I am punching the keys on the laptop and the phone because I am alive and well to testify of the beneficence of the Most High. This is a rare opportunity: to speak on behalf of God! I must expose the nefarious ways and the failed deeds of the Devil: that I have told Satan. What can he do? Nothing! Is he not a failed and conquered foe in the name of Jesus? Selah!

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There are some times one sees things spawned by a psychological effect of ill health on the brain. Satan knows what nerves to tamper with to induce the worst cerebral form of terrorism. He could make you see twenty illusory venomous ophidian-meandering on the floor even as you wake up from sleep early in the morning! But the LORD God would not allow the evil intent to fructify, to the glory of His name. It is just the same way we do not see the destructive missiles of Psalm 91. The Lord has constantly thwarted the devil’s crazy intentions to turn us into raving lunatics. The LORD is good!


Psalm 34:19 informs, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.” ‘Afflictions,’ in this verse, is raor râ‛âh (rah): ‘bad, evil (adjective), disagreeable, malignant [with an intent to cause misery].’ ‘Righteous,’ tsaddı̂yq (tsad-deek’), means: ‘just, lawful.’ For those who are minding their businesses lawfully, please, do not be deterred by these satanic braggadocios. Now, the word ‘delivereth’ is nâtsal (naw-tsal’) ‘to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense:’ and in this context, it is the Lord’s duty to remove satanic influence that is badgering your soul. The epithet ‘LORD’ is the Hebrew yehôvâh (yeh-ho-vaw’) BDB Definition: Jehovah = “the existing One.” Strong’s Definition: (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.’ I believe now you know who is watching the backs of born again Christians. He does it always because the verb ‘delivereth’ is in the habitual tense: and herein lies my boasting confidence. The God I serve is the LORD, the One whose existence is by His own power! He is dateless, no beginning, no ending. He created all and controls all. Amen.


God used the willing brain of Noah; the eager and enthusiastic thinking organs of Isaiah and David. He knows how readily I am to do everything about His Word. The enemy knows also what danger my continued existence spells for his usurped kingdom. He will be stupider than what I know of him if he should stand idly at akimbo watching me prospering unheeded. Jehovah has decreed to use my compliant understanding of Jesus. There is absolutely nothing he can do to veto God’s precept. For the very great things the good Lord has done, the medium size aids, the small ones and for the very tiny, inconsequentially looking things He has done, I am full of gratitude. Jesus is Lord! Amen!!

images (2)  Be wise, 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!”       (Concluded)

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                                    Judas and his 30 pieces of silver

Judas means ‘praise’ (of Jehovah). In all our trials the Spirit of God is always there to encourage us to victory, only if we will acknowledge His presence with songs of praises. Did he not hear, “The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born” [Matthew 26:24]. He chose the trajectory of destructive failure for himself! Ask the rich man, from under whose table Lazarus used to pick crumbles, if he would have loved or expected a better treatment if he were to be in Lazarus’ shoes and Lazarus were to be him. We, each and every one of us, know what good thing should be done; the truth is we are so apathetic when it comes to the facilitation of the alleviation of the quandary fellow beings get entangled. This rich man is the architect of his after-life traumatic experience.


If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

Woman with the issue of blood acknowledged the fact that she was faced with a problematic situation. Yes, she had been to too many places. Yes, she had spent all she had to professional and unconventional health practitioners to no avail. This woman with an unprecedented health issue was able to apprehend another possibility. “Yes”, she told herself, “it’s quite surmountable, this trial”. When all avenues prove abortive, there is yet the Jesus untapped solution. She heard of Jesus, we all do; it is just that we discountenance this one great solution to all problematic issues of earthly life. The woman said what only faith prods man to an eventual achievement, “For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole” [Matthew 9:21].

Trials are meant to prove who we truly are and what is achievable. She made a connectivity with the sinless, last Adam. This is the very first step in anyone’s quest to being an overcomer. When she came to Jesus she did not listen to discordant faithless input of the evil adversary. The Mosaic Law disallows a menstrous woman coming face to face with a man of God not to mention an audacious physical connectivity. Faith is an enabling tool that gets you the right words of doing business with the LORD God. I do not know how messy any trial can be, but I tell you, although I am not a female, it will be difficult to see a more harrowing disturbance to what this woman went through. 12 is the number of Jesus. The blood that issued from her represents the captivity of man’s sinful nature. None can save from the Satanic entrapment of sin save Jesus, the Author of life. Be wise, reach out to the Deliverer!


   Paul, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, comparing scripture with scripture (1Corinthians 2:13)

Whether you want to do good things or you are already on the path of righteousness, you will definitely face daunting challenges. You can remain undaunted like Paul of Tarsus, that great apostle, evangelist and Church planter of all time. Hear him in 2Corinthians 11:24-31. 24) “Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. 25) Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26) In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27) In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 28) Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 29) Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? 30) If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 31) The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not”. One day Paul, in his farewell message, wrote, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: v8) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” 2Timothy 4:7-8. The word ‘fought’, in the Greek is agōnizomai (ag-o-nid’-zom-ahee): ‘to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend with an adversary), or generally (to endeavor to accomplish something)’. His fight was legally fought in that he said, “I have kept the faith”. Do things according to the word of God. You will succeed. Amen!


Was the Lord Jesus spared?

Jesus was not spared. He came to His own whom He had created, promised Abraham to protect, led from Egypt with great power. Even when your closest ones are against you, keep looking at Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). The word ‘author’ is archēgos (ar-khay-gos’): ‘a chief leader’. And ‘finisher’ is: teleiōtēs (tel-i-o-tace’): ‘a completer, that is, consummater’. Jesus is your Chief Leader in every good deed. HE is the Completer of all the well intentioned struggles we encounter. This is why HE came to our world: to identify Himself with our trials and troubles. We are, for this reason, overcomers. Amen! (Concluded)

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