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!”

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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!”

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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!”      

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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

HE IS IN FULL CONTROL (Part two)

Isaac needed to adumbrate soteriological crucifixion

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2)            Abraham was a bona fide friend of God. He passed the baton to Isaac, who needed not see the physical manifestation of the LORD God.

                Isaac being the second of the three progenitors of Israel, prefigures Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead, even the perfect manifestation of the unseen Jehovah. God, in Isaac, was still in control. Amen. Jacob must come into physical contact with Him to prepare the exodus of Jah people. The Israelites must bring Him down to the earth a la worship –true adoration of the Most High. Pharaoh, the Antichrist of their days, kicked vehemently against an impending loss of slaves to lord over.

                Pharaoh concretized his true discipleship of Satanism by defying the Most High God. The Devil does everything to ensure that people should not know that Satanism is a deadly opium. Its involvement is an active production of a congregation of myopes. Power of false knowledge is all that the demons -of myopic state beings- makes available to the unsuspecting cultists of Satanism. God was ready to crush every presence of Egypt’s esoteric pride to prove His Almighty’s reality.

            “And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go” [Exodus 3:20]. God’s introduction of His power should have taken care of Pharaoh’s incaution. “For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods” [Exodus 7:12]. The word ‘rods’ is maṭṭeh or maṭṭâh (mat-teh’): ‘a branch (as extending); figuratively a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively correction), ruling (a sceptre).’ The ‘rod’ is an extension of ones power of influence. God’s influential power, too much for Pharaoh’s despotism, must be in control. The second object is the serpent.

Moses

                At the burning bush experience, Moses’ rod turned into the serpent called nâchâsh (naw-khawsh’), so called from its hiss, and being the same that tempted the woman of Eden. Moses had that one in his firm control as long as he obeyed his God. The serpent in Exodus 7:12 is a different tannı̂yn or tannı̂ym (tan-neen’): ‘dragon, serpent, sea monster; dragon or dinosaur, sea or river monster; venomous snake.’ Tannı̂yn, in its definition, is expressive of various religions of satanic establishments. The very essence of their being was swallowed up in absolute victory. Pharaoh probably told them, “Get more power of higher potency!” He must show this alien God who is in control. The stupidity of Pharaoh’s mind ignited the ire of the Most High which unleashed the ten devastating plagues.

Jehovah is the LORD of the waters

            Exodus 7:18, “And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.” The death of the fish was to alert Pharaoh of the incapacitation of Dagon, the worshipped idol of the river. “And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt” [Exodus 8:6]. The Hebraic word for ‘frog’ is tsephardêa‛ (tsef-ar-day’-ah) meaning: ‘a swamp; a marsh leaper, that is, frog.’ Water is emblematic of God’s word, people or the Holy Spirit. In their rejection of God’s word, the people of Egypt became the enemy of God and His counselling Spirit. As they said, “No,” to the Spirit of God, it was a positive provocation of the emergence of the unholiness of foul spirits, of which the social abhorrence of frogs represented. A denial of God’s control of full blessedness is an undeniable attraction of the otiosity that inhabits Satanism.

                The third plague is seen in Exodus 8:16, “And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.” The priests, who were the custodians of the idol worshipping Egyptian, got worse hit. They must shave their entire body every three days to ensure that they would not bring vermin into the temples. Even the magicians would not replicate the particularly disgusting offensive ‘anger of God’ that time.

Egyptian sun-worship

            Exodus 8:24, “And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.” And by the miraculous separation which exempted the Goshen land of Israelites from the plagues, which the LORD God effected, trouble began only in Pharaoh’s Egypt. The definition of ‘swarm‘ is: ‘a mixture of flies.’ Plaguing! Terrible! What is most significant about this fourth plague is the fact that the Egyptians boast of a pantheon of gods: Baalzebub, the fly-god of Ekron; Hercules, muscarum abactor, Hercules, the expeller of flies, of the Romans; the Muagrus of the Eleans, whom they invoked against pestilential swarms of flies; and hence Jupiter, the supreme god of the heathens, had the epithets of Απομυιος and Μυωδης, because he was supposed to expel flies, and defend his worshippers against them. None of these, and not even the pantheons could save Pharaoh. Jehovah is in full control.

                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!”     

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HE IS IN FULL CONTROL (Part one)

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

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

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

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

The fall of the pristine parents

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

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

Adam lost the human glory

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

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

worthy

                Man has always been a bad manager of his life. Let God be in control of your life for proper management. Get born again. Say this prayer, meaning it:

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

(…to be continued…)

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Righteousness (5)

“I AM the REVIVIFICATION.”

(Continued from part four…)

5)            Righteousness subjects one to the LORD God. Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. The meaning of ‘servants’ is the Greek douloo (dou-loh’-o): ‘to enslave.’ It comes from the root doulos (dou`-los) meaning: ‘1. (involuntarily) a slave 2. (of necessity) a bond-servant 3. (figuratively) a voluntary, fully devoted servant {literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency},’ it means the same as deo (deh’-o) ‘1. to bind 2. (regarding marriage) to be bethrothed, to pledge to give oneself in marriage 3. bond(-man), servant.’ Righteousness is a gift to only one species of creation: Christians!

The LORD JESUS, our RIGHTEOUSNESS!

                And there is a very good reason for robing us in this honourificabilitudinitatibus. Immediately you are born again it automatically turns you into a member of the celestial Family of the Godhead! You cannot be unrighteous and belong to this Godhood Family. “And if I go……that where I am, there ye may be also, is the Lord’s promise in John 14:3. God must do something. He robed His sworn children, ergo, in His own righteousness so that we may legally constitute of the Divine Family of Jehovah. It is never of our doing. Carnality has eaten, too rottenly deep into us to achieve this feat! It is that marriage to the Lamb that clothes us in eternal righteousness. Amen!

                The first time ‘righteousness’ comes out in the Bible is here in Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. Now, let us do some studies. The action word ‘believed’ is ‘aman (aw-man’), meaning: ‘1. (properly) to build up or support. 2. to foster as a parent or nurse. 3. (figuratively) to render (or be) firm or faithful. 4. to trust or believe. 5. to be permanent or quiet. 6. (morally) to be true or certain. 7. (once, Isaiah 30:21) to go to the right hand.’ Abraham’s faith in the God that called him did it. Faith, we understand, cometh by hearing and hearing the sound word of Scripture, God’s protocol. Righteousness is not a lucre proceeding from the sweat of our moil. It is a gift, a Divine donation.

                The next word is ‘counted’ which is the Hebraic chashab (chaw-shaɓ’): ‘1. (properly) to plait or interpenetrate. 2. (literally) to weave. 3. (generally) to fabricate. 4. (figuratively) to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense). 5. (hence, from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute.’ God did some calculations when He saw Abraham’s faith. Jehovah placed a value on Abraham’s belief (in HIM), then He credited Abraham’s act with ‘righteousness.’ If Abraham did not show faith it would not have worked. The ‘righteousness’ is tsdaqah (tsed-aw-kaw’), a feminine noun speaking of productiveness. Whose production? Abraham’s? Nay! God’s fabrication, tailored for those who receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Tsdaqah means: ‘1. (abstractly) rightness. 2. (subjectively) rectitude. 3. (objectively) justice. 4. (morally) morality, virtue. 5. (figuratively) prosperity.’

                Being defined as ‘rightness, rectitude and morality’ it is nothing short of a Right Standing. Jesus ‘counts’ us as His, and the resultant effect is to credit the Christians’ life with His righteousness. Why? He is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jeremiah 23:6. Praise the Lord!

“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Halleluyah!

                “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9) (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord” [Ephesians 5:8-10]. “Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God” [Phil 1:11]. “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” [Col 1:10]. Our walk of righteousness is, indeed, an interpretation of God’s right standing as opposed to covert wickedness of satanic creep. Is it of our doing? Certainly not! The righteousness of Scripture is evidently of Divinity, lest any should boast. Amen!                                                                                                                                                             The first biblical couch of ‘righteousness,’ in Genesis 15:6, was Mosaic. Moses never saw Abraham. How did he come to know of Abrahamic life? It was dictated to him by God, (which was, and which is and which is to come), Jehovah who saw it all. Without doubt, I can hear God telling Moses, “Abraham believed Me -the I AM- and, opening a celestial account on his behalf, I calculated and entered the sum of ‘righteousness’.” Where did Abraham get the faith? From the Word of God. Abraham owned neither the faith nor the Word: for both are of God. Selah!

                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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Righteousness (1)

The LORD Jesus, our righteousness.

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

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

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

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

God’s wondrous works

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

This cup is the New Testament in my blood

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

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

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

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“…and under his wings shalt thou trust

Tithes Revisited (six)

(6)            The first ever tithe of Genesis 14:20 was in gold (a means of business transaction). Tithes, in Hebrew is ma‛ăśer (mah-as-ayr’) ‘a tenth; especially a tithe’; and ma‛ăśer comes from a root word ‛aśar (aw-sawr’) ‘ten (only in combination), that is, the “tens”; also (ordinal) a “tenth”‘; which also comes from ‛eśer (eh’ser): ‘ten (as an accumulation to the extent of the digits)’. Where ‛eśer comes from is: ‛aśar (aw-sar’) ‘to accumulate; to tithe, that is, take or give a tenth’, and ‛aśar is identical with ‛ashar (aw-shar’): ‘A primitive root; properly to accumulate; chiefly (specifically) to grow (causatively make) rich’. Tithes, therefore, interestingly, means riches. Jacob, having struck a providential deal with God in Genesis 28:22 decided, “….and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.” Where do you think Jacob got that prosperity formula from if not from his good grandfather, Abraham? God definitely did not tie him (Jacob) with any tithing law or did He?

Tithing is of the Church!

            This is the most important reason why tithing is of the Church. I did not see it until my Pastor, Rev. Chris Okotie, showed it to the congregation on the 3rd of March, 2019. Let us look at the Pauline Book of Hebrews. “And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 9) And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 10) For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him” [Hebrews 7:8-10]. Now, the ‘here’ of the eighth verse points to the Mosaic instituted Levitical priesthood; while ‘there’ is of the eternal stance of the priesthood after the order of Melchizedek. It is a good thing poring over what one learns from Church, as Rev. Chris Okotie has always enjoined. In my perusal, some questions popped up. Which of the priesthood is nobler, Melchizedek’s or the Levitical order? Of whose priesthood has the superiority, Levitical or the one according to the order of Melchizedek?

 Blessed Abraham of faith.

            “And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better” [Hebrews 7:7]. The blessing from the priesthood of Melchizedek gives him a nobler personality role than, the tithe giving, faithful Abraham. This is the first element of Melchizedek’s superiority. If as verse 9 above, “And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham,” expounds, then Levi, the tithe collector from Jewish votary did not only receive what Abraham, his progenitor, received (the priesthood blessing that makes Melchizedek the better); he has continued to pay tithes, in Abraham, to Melchizedek. This is another fact of superiority of Melchizedek’s office. How do I know this fact? “And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth” [Hebrews 7:8].

                On account of death, the first high priest from Levi, that is Aaron, was replaced. Up until the time of Pauline scripting of the Book of Hebrews, death had brought about an ineluctable replacements to that office. But of Melchizedek, whose natural genealogy the Scripture is silent about, is absolutely antitypical to the office of the Lord Jesus. The Holy Spirit, through Paul, teaches that this king-priest Melchizedek, said to be figuratively living, undying like the eternal Jesus, continues to receive tithes. How is this possible? It is a theological issue. Melchizedek signalizes the true High Priest, even the Initiator of the Old and the New Testaments, the Lord Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega; the One who was, is, and is to come, the Almighty.

               If Christ is our High Priest, and one of His priesthood functions (in order to pour forth His Providence) is a la tithing, and the indubitability of His body on terra firma happens to be Christians, then the only place of storeroom tithe collection is none other than the Church. Where else? Selah!  

(Conclusion)  

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