JIHADISM MUST CONTINUE TO THRIVE (7)

“…and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times…” [Joshua 6:4]

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7)            Prophet Muhammad hacked a foxy ingeniosity by the use of a perversion of the Christian Bible to give a false façade to Islam. Where did Muhammad get the idea of one God? Deuteronomy 6:4-7 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5) And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6) And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7) And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” God’s instruction and warning to Israel are in verses 14-15 “Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; 15) (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.”

Jihad must continue to thrive.

                God did not send Israel on an embarkation of religious slaughter. Islam fundamentalism is on a sanguineous mission of religious expansion; why should it be dressed in a sanguinary toga? Islam fundamentalism loves religion more than salvation of the soul. ‘Religion’ appears 98 times, while its cognate ‘religious’ is written 6 times in the Qur’an which makes a total of 104 times in an Islamic Book which is about a third in the size of the New Testament alone. The entire Bible – of more than 780,000 words – does not have ‘religion’ and ‘religious’ more than seven times. The Bible is much more concerned about the salvation of the Adamic lost soul.

Jews remain in God’s calendar

                The yearly sacrificial ritual of animal slaughter intended to serve as remittance of the sins of Moslems is Bible based.   In Genesis 22:1-13, verses 1-3 and 6 read. “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

2) And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3) And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 6) And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.”

Abraham agreed to give Isaac to the LORD, so, God gave His only begotten Son.

                God never intended to embark on human sacrifice. He was only testing Abraham and to find the legalism to offer the Second Member of the Godhead in the substitutionary Golgotha crucifixion. The Bible, if you read it well, says that, “And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son” and that wood is the type and shadow of the cross that Jesus would bear to save the world. After the Golgotha experience, there was no need for any sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin – John 3:!6. Islamic annual sacrificial ram, cow and camel – the last (camel) being an Old Testamentary unclean animal – of Muhammad’s Islam proves to be a Janus-faced religion. Muslims will tell you that they believe only the Old Testament of the Bible, fine. But let us read what it makes of Muhammadan cleanness of the camel. Leviticus 11:4 “Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.” Too unclean was the camel even for sacrificial rites. Muhammad loved what Jehovah deemed unclean.

                In the verses of 10-13 we have. “And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11) And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12) And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13) And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.” If Abraham was ready to obey the word of God and to sacrifice his only available son, in whom he was well pleased, God was eternally ready to give up His only begotten Son. God is the Jehovah of legality. The ram represents the Lamb of God. Amen.Speaking strictly out of faith is what we read of Abraham’s answer to Isaac in Genesis 22:8 “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

“Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.”

                Why do you think Moslems visit Mecca for the annual pilgrimage? Muhammad definitely got it from the Bible. Luke 2:41-42 “Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42) And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.” This pilgrimage is God’s command to Israel. Exodus 34:23 “Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.” Do they walk round the Ka’aba seven times?  Joshua 6:2-4 “And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3) And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4) And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.” Does Islam teach alms giving? John 13:29 “For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.”

                 Muhammad instituted zakat – Hebraic tithing – which is strictly biblical. Leviticus 27:30 “And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.” Malachi 3:8-10 “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9) Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10) Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and 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.”

                Muhammad needed to employ the Christian protocollary documentation to sway scripturally untutored people of Arabian stock to his side; he also needed it to show Israel that he knew the God of Abraham. Muhammad believed in associating himself with demons, believing there are repentant, good jinns. These and many more of Islamism is what Muhammad designed to make nonsense of the Bible, Jewry and especially Christianity.   

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ prayer:

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

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ADAMIC ELEVATION [5]

“God instructed Abram to leave his home with his wife, Sarai and his belongs and to go Canaan. God promised Abram and Sarai children. Abram obeyed God. A famine hit Canaan. Abram decided to go to Egypt, but was worried that the king of Egypt would want Sarai. He told Sarai to say she was his sister instead of his wife. Abram was correct. The king had Sarai brought to him and tried to pay Abram with gifts. Disease hit the kingaas palace. The king knew God had sent the illness and sent Abram away. They returned to Canaan. God again promised Abram and Sarai children. They were 85 and still childless. Sarai had Hagar, her servant, deliver a child for her. His name was Ishmael. After his birth, God changed Abramaas and Saraiaas names to Abraham and Sarah. Time passed and three strangers visited Abraham. They said Sarah would give birth to a son. Sarah began to laugh. Hearing her laugh the men said aIs anything too hard for the Lordai When Abraham was 100 years old, Sarah gave birth to a son, the child God had promised, named Isaac. Years later, the Lord told Abraham to take Isaac to a mountain and to offer him as a sacrifice to God. Abraham obeyed. As he was about to sacrifice Isaac, an angel of the Lord stopped him. God provided a ram and spared Isaac. Abrahamaas faith had passed Godaas test. Sarah died at age 127. Isaac grew up and married Rebekah.The Bible Art Library is a collection of commissioned biblical paintings. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, under a work-for-hire contract, artist Jim Padgett created illustrations for 208 Bible stories encompassing the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation. There are over 2200 high-quality, colorful, and authentic illustrations. The illustrations are high quality, biblically and culturally accurate, supporting the reality of the stories and bringing them to life. They can be used to enhance communication of Bible stories in printed, video, digital, and/or audio forms.”

“I will certainly return unto thee” (Genesis 18:10)

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5)            Genesis 18:10-33 “And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 13) And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14) Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15) Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. 17) And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18) Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 20) And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21) I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

                23) And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24) Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 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? 26) And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. 27) And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes: 28) Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? (Genesis 18:23)

                29) And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake. 30) And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31) And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. 32) And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. 33) And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.”

And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre (Genesis 18:1)

                The above verses begin with, “And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day” (Genesis 18:1); and the ‘LORD’ is the Hebrew God, Jehovah – and this appearance was of none other than the Second Member of the Godhead, the Lord Jesus Christ, in His preincarnational manifestation. Verse seventeen proves His physical appearance going by the attestation of the soliloquy of the Divinity, “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” In their discussion Abraham said, “Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:” addressing his Adducer as JEHOVAH. What does verse 33 say? “And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.” There was an actual discourse of historicity between God and a created intelligence.

And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face

                Exodus 33:11-33 “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. Exodus 17) And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. 18) And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19) And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20) And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21) And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22) And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23) And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” By the expression ‘face to face,’ close proximity is meant. Did Adam not see Him in the Eden Garden? So, why would His face be hidden from ocular exercise? Christ came with the full glory known only of the eternal Father and the Holy Spirit, and to behold that divine visage of eternality is to be scrutinized for absolute sinlessness and be found absolutely guiltless, not even of a smidgeon short of the glory of God. Christ had not settled the Adamic conflict with his Maker; to look at the Creator in the face – an offensive affront – is to be ready for judgment without having the covering of the righteousness of the slain Lamb of God – quite ominous.

                Spiritual acquittal and discharge takes place only when one is born again. To be born again, say, with all your heart, 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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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [eight]

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8)            Noah. Of Noah it is said, “But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee” (Genesis 6:18). There were probably more than two million people in the world. Only eight souls, led by the patriarchal Noah were righteous enough to be saved from the impending annihilation. In a mad sinful world, Noah made a difference. He lived to please the Most High. His obedience earned him the patriarch of today’s world population.

                Abraham became the father of faith. Genesis 22:1-3 “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2) And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3) And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.” What he did sounds stupid and callous. Faithfulness to the word of God has always made the person of faith look stupid. Human philosophy has succeeded in vitiating God’s word of instruction. Satanism.

                And when Abraham passed the trial, we read from the Scripture, “And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17) That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18) And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” (Genesis 22:16-18). If God had to swear by His name, knowing that there is nothing by which He could swear, this is an accentuation of the act of faith.

Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David [1Samuel 18:11].

                David. Even though King Saul was very erratic and deserved to die at the hand of David whom he pursued with the wicked intent of killing without no just cause, David given the opportunity, would do no such thing – this is the difference between the one who fears God and the one who does not. 1Samuel 24:4-6 “And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily. 5) And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt. 6) And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD’S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.” David’s loyalty to the crown and the military head of Israel would not allow him to kill even an enemy who desperately sought after his life. But the more important reason for not wanting to end the life of Saul was the divine ministerial office King Saul held.

The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master

                At another opportunity which the LORD God furnished David with is when the Bible says, “So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul’s bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them” (1Samuel 26:12). Again, against the plausibility of military advice his lieutenant offered him, David ostensibly asked himself, “What would the LORD, my God, expect me to do?” The prevalent ethical code of divine will of “The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the LORD’S anointed:” of verse eleven prevailed in Davidic reasoning.

                None can become God’s child unless he gets born again. Soteriological establishment requires obedience to John 3:3 and submission to Romans 10:9-10 culminating in the process of the prayer involved. John 3:3 emphatically asseverates, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” This is the spiritual regeneration every intelligent being of terra firma must conform to. The perfection of this new birth, midwifed by the Holy Spirit, is the prayerful rendition of Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

                The driving force of redemption is the exhibitive character of faith. Every word of the prayer of salvation otherwise called ‘sinners’ prayer’ must be accompanied by faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

a reminder note with a quote of John 14:6 about Jesus

                Say this prayer, meaning it with all your heart:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe 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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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [six]

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6)            2Thessalonians 1:8 “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:” is the ominous fate awaiting unruly rejection of God’s command. That nothing seems to happen when we commit certain evil deeds cannot be interpreted to mean that God is either unaware or is unconcerned. Sooner than later, judgment comes, knocking ominously at the life of the evil doer.

                2Thessalonians 3:14 “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.” Scriptural epistles are contents of Holy Spirit’s breathed didacticism. They are Divine instructions that accompany us in our earthly journeys. Repudiation of scriptural establishments renders such perpetrators elements of anathema.    

“be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates”

                Titus 3:1 “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,” is the divine charge to His children. Authorities of governance are ministers of the Most High – whether they are God’s children or not. Disrespect to them is a direct confrontation with the Creator, who has appointed them. The word ‘principalities’ is arche (ar-chee’): ‘1. (properly abstract) a commencement. 2. (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank).’ Exousia (e-xou-siy’-a) is the Greek for ‘powers’. It means ‘1. authority, privilege, permission, the right to do something. 2. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom. 3. (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence.’ The next to be obeyed is ‘magistrates’, which is peitharcheo (pei-thar-che’-ō): ‘1. to be persuaded by a ruler. 2. (genitive case) to submit to authority. 3. (by analogy) to conform to advice.’

“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation…” (Hebrews 5:9)

                In chief order of state administration in the Apostolic days is the Roman emperor. Kings, Presidents and Prime Ministers will, in these days pass for the arche, who hold executive posts of national administrations. Governors of States (holding executive office could be arche), their equivalents, Federal Ministers and State Commissioners, to whom powers are delegated are the exousia. The legislative arm of the Roman Senate could be in this official role. Court judges are the peitharcheo. The three tiers or arms of government, no doubt, got its establishment here. The Bible will not allow us to obey them when they ask us to do things contrary to the word of God.

                Hebrews 5:9 “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;” and this is in reference to the humanity of the incarnate Christ, who as a man, went through the sufferings of Adamic realities of sinfulness, not that He committed any sin, but that He had to partake of human frailties, and having accomplished through the obedience of His own word, those who will obey God, through His accomplishments, they are endowed with the eternality of salvation. The words ‘made perfect’ is teleioō (tel-i-o’-o) ‘to complete, that is, (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character). What is ‘author’? It is aitios (ah’-ee-tee-os):causative, that is, (concretely) a causer.’ Aitios is the same as aiteō (ahee-teh’-o) which means: ‘to ask, beg, call for, crave, desire, require.’

“And being made perfect…(Hebrews 5:9)

                Now, the significance of teleioō is the accomplishment of a set goal. The consummation of this bourne is the death, burial and most importantly, the ultimate resurrection. This divine substitutionary death of the cross attracted divine legitimacy of Christ’s Authorship of the soteriological cause. Jesus Christ, therefore, is the sole cause of eternal salvation. Disobedience to the finished work of the cross leads, ultimately, to the eternality of hellish death. If the Bible says, “For all have sinned”, it does include every living intelligent being on the terra firma. If Jesus obeyed the set rules of salvation, those who wish to partake of this spiritual salvageability must show obedience as well.

                Hebrews 11:8, “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.” Imagine if father Abraham had not obeyed God’s instruction, who would have spoken a word about him? Obedience stood Abraham out. Abraham has the enviable title of ‘Father of faith’ all because he chose to believe and obey the word of God. We should likewise obey God’s word, whether it makes religious, psychological or philosophical sense or not.

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise [Mat 21:16]

Say this prayer, meaning it with all your heart:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe 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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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [three]

“And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go?

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3)            The Creator of the marriage institution is the only One who can help maintain this institution. We understand that the Woman was the first to dip her life into sin; it will not be easy for her who first walked into the evil way to practise humility. One of the chief reasons why affine establishments go awry is the inability of the woman to submit her personality to the man. Unfortunately, most wives do not realize that the husband is the representative of Christ in that marriage – disrespect to husband is disobedience to the God of creation.     

Marital rift comes from disobedience to the express word of God.

                Hebrews 13:17 “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” The heads of governmental institutions are scripturally said to be ‘ministers’ of God. Diakonos (d̮iy-a’-ko-nos) is the Greek for ‘minister’ found in Romans 13:4, meaning, ‘1. an attendant, a servant. 2. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties). 3. (specially) a male Christian serving in a specific function and post (i.e. tending the widows and the poor, teaching, pastoring, etc).’

                The same ‘ministers’ in Romans 13:6 is leitourgos (lei-tour-ğos’) ‘1. a public servant, i.e. a functionary in the Temple or Gospel. 2. (genitive case) a worshipper (of God) or benefactor (of man).’ Whether they believe in the finished work of Jesus, making them born again Christians or not, they are working for God in governance. God had good reasons to get the likes of Adolf Hitler, who started the Second World War, Idi Amin, the terrorizing President of Uganda, Vladmir Putin, who unleashed an unwarranted annihilating war on Ukraine, Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus, Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64 A.D.) but the Roman Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68), and many others will, one day, answer to the ultimate Judge, Jehovah God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

                James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Yielding to God is an engenderment of humility on the part of the submitter. The truth of scriptural protrusion here is that having yielded to the Most High, a resisting strength against the Devil – that leaves the evil one fleeing from you – becomes practically inevitable. It is for the indoctrination of humility that saw Jesus, the Lord of lords, at His incarnation, walked lowly strides of earthly sojourn. 1Peter 5:5, “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” Submission, a cousin to meekness, leads one to pious disposition of humility, ergo, a teachable spirit. The spirit of righteous docility is evidently in friendship with the Divinity. An imperious soul is, indubitably, in direct enmity with the LORD God.

Obey:

                What is obedience? It is simply doing what one is told to do. Obedience, which is not, in anyway, an allusion to a namby-pamby disposition, is a breeder of trust and eirenic coexistence. Obedience must flow from a volitionary heart: which does not do so just to cringe for a favourable conditionality.

Genesis 22:18 “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” The word ‘obeyed’ is shama` (shaw-mah’) in Hebrew meaning: ‘to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc).’ Abraham was blessed by God.

“…for now I know that thou fearest God” [Genesis 22:12]

                What did Abraham do to be so blessed? His acquiescent disposition to God’s direction and the unprecedented sacrificial task earned him the father of faith and through his seed the whole world is soteriologically blessed. By giving up Isaac, his only son, having sent away Hagar and Ishmael, Isaac’s half-brother, Abraham had set up the possibility of the ultimate sacrifice of the Golgotha cross – without which Jesus would not have received the legitimate pattern to die for the world. Without the crucifixion of the Lamb of God there could not be the salvation of one soul. Abraham’s obedience to God’s word made it possible for God to provide His own eternal Son for the perfect sacrifice. Amen.

For disobedience Pharaoh perished, pursuing Israel.

                Exodus 5:2 “And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.” Pharaoh of Egypt refused an intelligent understanding of Jehovah’s word. Pharaoh rejected the eternal direction of God, and what was the outcome? Pharaoh perished. Is it not stupefying, reading of Pharaoh’s bent on thwarting God’s plan for Israel, Jehovah’s professed firstborn? One of the established facts of Satanism is the blockage of the victim’s heart from practising the fear of Jehovah. Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” Pharaoh had his heart turned to imperviousness that disallows the permeation of godliness.

                Say this prayer, meaning it with all your heart:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe 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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IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part three)

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3)            Every ‘Lord’ of verses 27 to 32 of Genesis chapter 18 is the Hebraic ‘Ᾰdônây (ad-o-noy’): ‘Lord – title, spoken in place of Yahweh in Jewish display of reverence.’ No other entity, save Jehovah God, is addressed as the Jewish ‘Ᾰdônây. Abraham, indeed, had a real person to person discourse with ‘Ᾰdônây Jesus, in His pre-incarnate manifestation. And was he glad? Selah!

Joshua and the Israeli army

                As close to Moses as Joshua was, he only heard of the physical appearance of the Divinity. Not until Israel was about to take over the land of Jericho he did not experience a physical encounter with the Creator (Joshua 5:13-15). The connectivity of His Adamic goings began in the Garden of Eden. 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. Let us look at the definition of ‘heard’ which is the Hebraic shama` (shaw-mah’): ‘1. to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.). 2. (causatively) to tell, etc.’ The approaching act of ‘walking’ is halak (haw-lak’): ‘advance by steps; lifestyle’. So many Bible teachers believe that God neither walked nor was intelligently heard by Adam and his wife. Shama` by its definitions makes it so clearly understood that God did tell something into their hearing and they, Eden Garden occupants, heard the voice of the Lord God intelligently.

The image of Genesis 3:8

                The profound meaning of halak, that is, ‘lifestyle’ spells out the facticity of God being a habitual Visitant to the Eden Garden every cool of the day [Genesis 3:8]. God the Father, as theological pellucidity teaches, never vacates His celestial throne. Who, therefore, is this LORD God, whose goings forth did halak Eden’s grounds? It is the documented Personage of John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” Jesus made an unbelievable asseveration of Himself, as He visibly remained seated beside a befuddled Nicodemus, and at the same material time existing in the empyreal assizes of the Rainbow Administration of Jehovah. I can hear an understanding soul, screaming, “Incredible! But true!”

“Peradventure ten shall be found there.” [Genesis 18:30-32]

                Of Abraham the Lord Jesus revealed “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad” [John 8:56]. This happened in Genesis 18:13 “And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?” From the scriptural narrative, the scenario of this verse was not a vision of somnambulism. A slaughtered calf dressed and served was the sumptuous meal before the physical Visitants. It was in the course of whatever course of the meal that the LORD Jesus, in His pre-incarnate manifestation, brought forth the Divine query of Genesis 18:17-21, “And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18) Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19) For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20) And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21) I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”

Sodom and Gomorrah evil experience

                This was certainly not a case study of the fantasy of a somnambulist: for the eventual outcome of this Abrahamic souls haggling ended in the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19:24, 25 & 28 “Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25) And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.”  In the twenty-eighth verse, the Bible says of Abraham: 28) And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.”

                Most definitely, Abraham was not experiencing this visitation from the state of the vision of a night’s slumber. “And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:” [Genesis 18:27]. Will Abraham ever forget this day? Of course, not! It was too good to be true. He was served with an empyreal titillation. “And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31) And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. 32) And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake” [Genesis 18:30-32].

Get born again. Say 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 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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EXISTENTIAL RIGHTEOUSNESS (1)

1)            The connectivity that exists between unrighteousness and its inseparable sinfulness throws up horrendous acridity of funk in God’s holy physiognomy. It is such a revulsion to the Divinity that Ezekiel’s vatic office declared his Master’s divine decree of Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die” [Ezekiel 18:4]. Hellish death, truly speaking, is a transitional gaol of irredeemability.

Most enigmatic Being of earthly tread

               Scriptural facticity of Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth;” points to Adamic existential righteousness. Mankind does not only share with the Creator, His anthropomorphic physique, Adamic creation also had the package of the image of God, that is, the Christ. The ‘likeness’ of Jehovah is different from His ‘image’. While the likeness is about the palpability of His head, torso, neck and limbs of appearance, the image is an actuation of the Christ in man. This is the image of God: Colossians 1:13-15, 13 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” which shows that the image of God is a Personage: Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. If God made man righteous originally, what got man here in this unrighteous garb? Sin. Disobedience.

Holy unto Jehovah –Israel

               God did not have any problem intimating His covenant children with: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him” (Exodus 19:6-7]. ‘Holy’ is the Hebraic qâdôsh (kaw-doshe’): ‘Holy One, set apart; sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary.’ They are quite complimentary –holiness and righteousness. Holiness speaks of: sacredness of being set apart, making the object of holiness different from others. ‘Righteousness’, the Greek for dikaiosunē (dik-ah-yos-oo’-nay) is here defined: ‘in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.’ Equity, etymologically, speaks of: “conformity”, “evenness”, “fairness”.

The Woman was brought to Adam the Man

                Righteousness, ergo, has to do with right-standing (with God). The first Person Adam saw, coming into creation, was the LORD God, his Maker. Adam, having been created in perfection had the right-standing with Jehovah. Righteousness is a divine engenderment, bestowed upon Adam at creation. Adam did absolutely nothing to earn this righteousness. From a perfect rib, God made the first woman. Her righteousness is found in Genesis 2:22, And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Now, the word ‘brought’ is the Hebrew bow’ (bo) meaning:to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).’ If the act of ‘bringing’ has to do with ‘going or coming’’,’ it means that a walk, side by side, the eternality of God was embarked on by the nascent made woman. Right-standing enabled the woman to walk beside the Creator –as she was briefed on her coming conjugal role— to the waiting Adam.  

                The family of Adam lost it there and then. The sacrificial ritualism of salvation gave them coats of righteousness, pointing to the Second Man, the last Adam, Jesus Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead, and the Redeemer of mankind who must go to His Golgotha cross. Adam’s archetypal adumbration of Jesus must make him righteous as well. What did God tell him? 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[Gen 2:17]. Does that not mean that if Adam had not eaten of it, he would have continued to live till today, and forever? Righteousness.

                Genesis 15:6 reads, “And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” It was strictly a show of righteousness being run by the Divinity. Unbeknown to Abraham, God opened a bank account for him. When Abraham decided to put all his eggs, unlike the philosophy of mankind, into one basket –of faith— God entered it into the file of righteousness. The psalmist wrote, “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” [Psalms 23:3]. He could not have penned this verse of soteriological phenomenon without the inspired contribution of the Holy Spirit. All one does is just following the Shepherd. This ‘following’ is irrefragably of a spiritual significance. The good Shepherd, as the Eternal LORD, can only work an eternally secured salvation for the creativity of His wrought ‘image’. Amen.

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe 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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Delay Is Not Denial (seven)

Winslow Homer

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7)            God’s delay, for the benefit of questionary hearts, is never a denial of goodness. It is a means of testing the strength of an individual’s faith. Abraham most probably, at the age of around fifty, married Sarah. Had God not told the Adamic world to, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion in Genesis 1:28? So, what is the rationale behind these many decades of Abrahamic waiting on the LORD for his wife’s fruit of the womb? After many shows of Abraham’s unwavering faith, and Sarah’s supportive obedience to Abraham’s headship, the LORD God showed up, physically, at Abraham’s home. I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son [Genesis 18:10]. Circumstantial staging of existential phenomenality, most certainly, knows how to erode your prized faith during the workability processes of God’s promised word.

“Shall I of a surety bear a child?”

                Sarah had long stopped seeing her menstrual flow –emblematic of fertility. Her matrix had ceased functioning as a foetus nursery. These were experiential realities. What should one give one’s vote of faith to: doubtless physicality of one’s being, on one hand, or the word of the ‘unseen’ God? Sarah was not the only one to scorn the promise of Jehovah, Abraham in the preceding 17th chapter had shook his head, laughed to scorn, the promise of God: Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? [Genesis 17:17].

                What none expected began to receive biological attention. Sarah conceived. Months rolled by. The supposedly deadness of Sarah’s dishevelled matrix came to life and nurtured the foetus that eventually culminated in the accouchement of the promised Isaac. Delay is not denial. Sarah had the last laugh, so is the plan of God for every believing person. Amen.   

                How could a teacher of theology live a life of penury? So, Jabez prayed, wanting to be no more called a pitiful man of penury. Only God knows for how long he continued to offer the prayer of a man of hope. Did Jabez die hopelessly wretched? And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren [1Chronicles 4:9] is the proof that God’s delay is not a denial. In the Book of 2Kings chapter 5, Naaman could not get his healing the way of his dramatic wish, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper [2Kings 5:11]. The prophet, Elisha, would not have it according to the generalissimo’s way. The delay was to test Naaman’s faith in the God of Israel. He dived into Jordan and came out, dived in and out a total number of seven times. Seven being the number of perfection, Naaman’s tested faith yielded the desired result: “and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean [2Kings 5:14]. The delay in Naaman’s miracle was not a denial of God’s beneficence.

            Have they been laughing at you: calling you a failure; wretched poor; barren witch; useless idiot and even challenging your Jesus to do something about your predicament? Let the delay strengthen your faith. You will laugh last. Joy cometh in the morning. Jehovah’s delay is not a denial of your happiness. Amen.

Seven dives of delay did not deny Naaman of his miracle

            I was living in two very tiny rooms with my family in 1993. I searched and sought for a good apartment which yielded not a favourable success. My landlord was a man of incredible wickedness. Our disagreements made him take us to court. The court allowed us a stay in his house for not more than six months. He promised to throw me out of his property if I should stay for few hours after the 31st of October, 2000 court ruling. It would have given him the bestial joy of sadism; I know. The good Lord knew that we did everything we could; and asked everyone we came across, to help in getting another place.

                In those days –of six months of my stay in his house— I had to see Mr. Kusimo, the landlord, in his sitting room. I looked into his eyes and told him, “Sir, I know you’re counting the days of putting me to disgrace, but I’d like you to understand that, ten thousand years ago God counted the number of days I’d spend in your house; a million years ago God counted and He finished counting the number of days. So, please, stop worrying yourself.”

Hebrews 4:12

                I continued the discussion, “Honestly, I don’t know where He is taking me after this place, but, because I know that He is a Big God, and for His love for me, He’ll probably get me a big apartment.” Two years before the court case we had embarked on moving into another place to no avail. Just one day to the last day, the 30th of October, 2000, the good Lord found us a place! It was well after 9pm, when the new landlord said we should come the following day for the keys. I told him we needed to have the keys as a testimony of God’s beneficence. He agreed. The new landlord did not take the first rent from tenants -his lawyer was responsible for that. Now, because God was involved in our peculiar case, Mr. Ògún took the rent from our hands. The rent was 75 thousand naira. “All I have here is 70 thousand, I’m giving you my word that, you’ll get the remaining five as soon as I lay my hands on it.” You know what? Mr Ògún’s unbelievable answer was, “Okay.” We left his house –soon to house my family— sometime after 10pm, victorious soldiers of Christ.

                Early the following morning, my wife announced, in Yoruba tongue, “A ti rí’lé ooo! –“We’ve got an apartment!” and the entire tenants could not hide their joyous elation. It was electric. Honestly, the charged response was reminiscent of the jubilant shout one hears from enthusiastic Nigerians when the Super Eagles scores the winning goal of a football tournament. It was a three bedroom flat. The children’s room alone was bigger than the two rooms, we used to dwell in, put together! Delay is not denial!

XIR84999 Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) oil on canvas Musee Bonnat, Bayonne, France Lauros / Giraudon French, out of copyright

Job, in all his epic trials, did not die a wretched man

                Have you been told that you can never be a million naira rich? Have faith in the workability of divine operations. They that used their mouths to rubbish your future will have to queue up to receive monetary donations from your hands when the LORD God eventually makes you a billionaire, not in Nigerian naira but in the USA dollars. With God nothing shall be impossible. “And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren”, the Bible reveals. The word ‘honourable’ is the Hebraic kâbad (kaw-bad’): ‘to be heavy; be weighty; be rich’. Jabez became a heavyweight financial controller. Are you still reeling in poverty? God’s delay is not denial.

After Samuel anointed him, David had to wait 13 years to ascend the throne.

                 Isaiah was sent to tell the Southern Kingdom of Judah’s king to put his house in order, in readiness for his death. God delayed the king’s time of death, expecting him to look up to Him for divine intervention. He had been terribly sick, to the point of death, for some time [Isaiah 38:1-7]. The faith wielding king cried onto Jehovah God. Fifteen more years was added to the king’s days, which enabled him to father Manasseh, the next king of Judah. Is delay a denial? Selah!

                Get born again. Say 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 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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DELAY IS NOT DENIAL (one)

…joy cometh in the morning [Psalm 30:5]

Joy is coming by Blugi on DeviantArt

1)            Concoctions composed of cruel ingredients are the experiential encounters known of the boot camps engaged in demonic operations; the sole bourne of which is none other than to veer your course of destiny from God’s expected end. To achieve this bourne, ergo, it must come with it an excruciating deal of phenomenal torments. Thinking that delay is denial, the scripturally unschooled and the one who runs into a dearth of God’s words of His promises lose all hopes, having gulped the satanic laden motivational calumny, as one downs huge draughts of spirited brew, the victim is ushered into the sottish inebriation of the Devil’s gulag. This is Lucifer’s bourne: for in this state suicidal attempts and perfections have continued to drown mankind.  

Abraham’s experience of delay

                If delay is tantamount to denial there definitely would not exist in Scripture which says, For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” [Psalm 30:5]. ‘Favour’ is the Hebrew rawtson (raw-tsone’) meaning: ‘delight.’ Boqer (bo’-ker) is the Hebrew for ‘morning’ meaning: ‘of end of night; of coming of daylight.’ The word ‘weeping’ speaks of an overflow of tears. Too much of shed tears is of hopelessness. Genesis 15:1-3, “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2) And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3) And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.”

And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre [Genesis 18:1]

The Visitant is none other than physical genuineness of JEHOVAH –CHRIST.

                This was not a mere lord that spoke with Abraham. LORD (written in capitals) is the Hebraic Yahweh or Jehovah –this is the eternal Lord God of the creationism. At this point his name was Abram, meaning ‘father of heights’ which has a hyponymic term of ‘arrogance.’ As Abram, he was still under a probationary existence. Why would God go into the homiletic treatment of “fear not” exhortation? It was to serve as an insufflation of a spiritual inoculant aimed at taking care of Abram’s perturbatory trepidity. It was important that God Himself would visit Abraham. Through this man of faith, the Incarnation would be a historical facticity –correcting the Adamic fall. The Bible, today, is God serving all of us with the same admonitory, ‘fear not’ in every situation of a seemingly irremediable predicament. Can you just imagine the Creator telling Abram that He is his ‘shield’ and that would not suffice? The word ‘shield’ comes from the Hebrew mâgên (maw-gane’), meaning: ‘shield, buckler, figuratively, a protector.’ Mâgên comes from the root gânan (gaw-nan’) ‘to defend, cover, surround, hedge about’.

                The truth is that God understands our Adamic nature of puerility. One small wrap of candy can carry off a cute little child by kidnappers for good! Abram was so deaf, spiritually, that he did not even catch the part of “I Am thy exceeding great reward.” Many times our cravings becloud our sense of good judgment. God is a good Personage, who overlooks our shortcomings. So, one day He is the Visitant to Abraham’s abode.

Abraham’s prayer for a child

Genesis 18:1-14, 1) “And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2) And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3) And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4) Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5) And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 6) And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. 7) And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8) And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

“Shall I of a surety bear a child?”

                9) And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10) And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 11) Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12) Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13) And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14) Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

                Get born again. Say 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 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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HE IS IN FULL CONTROL (Part five)

Faithful Abraham

 (…continued from part four…)

5)            After many years of Nimrodic temerarious worship saw an introduction of the faith endearing walk of Abraham. Abraham’s tyro walk even as it exposed the tremulousness of an abecedarian at his sight of the imposing hegemonic Egyptian Pharaoh, God, latching on the covenant He had with Abraham, got Him swinging into action. The table turned in Abraham’s favour. It was the Pharaoh who had to appease Abraham, making him very rich.

                Show wisdom. Stand on the pillar of faith and the riches of the world will be yours, just like that, in Jesus’ name!

Abraham received blessing from Melchizedek

                All that was necessary for Abraham to have was not twelve princes like Ismael. Just one Isaac was all that was required to hold the baton of patriarchy: and that puts God’s transcendence to bear on weak human affairs. Have faith. Did Joseph not make his entrance as an Egyptian slave? What happened when God involved His control in his slavery life? At the time of a huge increase in Israel’s population, it was a return bout when Egypt had metamorphosed into the superpower of the entire globe. Pharaoh’s ungodly proclivity ran him as insane as his liar-father, Lucifer. His temerity earned him his comeuppance. Amen.

                Every machination of the Antichrist must be designed to accept God’s protocol. Control! Satanism cannot, dares not operate outside God’s sanction of his evil games. The Bible says he will give the number representing his name (666) to the people he will lord it over. He must do that. His hegemonic Satanism is just seven years. He cannot exceed this. Control. The Church must experience the eschatological rapture a la Enoch’s ‘translation’ and before then the Antichrist son of Lucifer cannot set up any earthly governmental machinery over born again members of the body of Christ -the true Christians. Impossible! “Impossican’t!” (My Pastor, Rev. Chris Okotie will jocularly asseverate).

The Holy Spirit is our spiritual energy

                Our physical presence on terra firma is God’s full control over the governmental emergence of the evil antics of the son of perdition. There cannot be two masters on a ship. The stark reality is simply that our presence will make it impossible for his satanic hegemony. One prayer from true Christians will bind and cast him to the hellish abode he eventually belongs. God’s equitable jurisdiction, therefore, must allow Satan to have his evil day.

                The propriety of jurisprudence, in this context of Lucifer being the god of this world system, owing to the historical fact that Adam gave the earth to the Devil when he sinned, man’s slavery to a physical dominion of the Antichrist is a comeuppance. Even in his hegemonic stance in the eschatology of Divine calendar, Jehovah does not cease to be in control. Israel will be God’s mouthpiece. His covenant with Israel is His legality. Israel has seven more years to receive her Messiah. God’s control makes it imperative for Lucifer not to have more than seven remaining years of the Law Dispensation. Of the seven, the Antichrist must do good deeds during the first half.

Satan almost killed lovely ‘BBB,’ a wonderful blogger, but Jesus was in full control!

                Jesus took three and a half years of the seven (in His ministry of going about doing good). After the peaceful years: “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” [1Thessalonians 5:3] is the betiding phenomenon. Evil as never before. He will be left with only the second half of the seven years to unleash all the cruelty of the demented mind of Satan, his lost father of lies. The Divine calendar of Dispensation of Grace, having brought to its logical conclusion by the rapture of Christians, the remaining part of the suspended Dispensation of the Law is employed to deal with the Antichrist and his foul father when Israel would have to cry unto Jehovah as usual, and even to the chagrin of Israel, Jesus will be the One to show up: for He is the Jehovah –in the fullest control! Amen. Hallelujah!!

                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!”       

 (Concluded)

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God forgave the first Woman -Eve.
Jehovah is in firm control