Lucifer’s Smoothness of Shenanigan (3)

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3)            Where is the “Ye shall not surely die” liar, when the truthfulness of the Divinity stood before them? Genesis 3:12-15, “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13) And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14) And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 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.”

Lucifer fell, losing his empyreal estate

                The Creator did not even bother to acknowledge the physical presence of Lucifer, the real spirit behind the serpentine shenanigan. What does this tell me? Lucifer is a persona non grata. Uselessness is the order of his evil being. Adam’s wife gave her precious time and ears to a being of perdition. Methinks Lucifer had all the answers for spiritual ascendancy. Where art thou, Lucifer, when the LORD God stood to judge evil. Lucifer, the liar, and the father of it, could not be heard again. Of truth it is, that the light of God’s word which Adam made available to his wife, did shine but the darkness of Satanism that hung around the woman did not allow the woman to ‘comprehend’ it. The Greek for ‘comprehend’ (found in John 1:5) is katalambanō (kat-al-am-ban’-o): ‘to lay hold of so as to make one’s own, to obtain, attain to, to make one’s own, to take into one’s self, appropriate’. Now that the physical presence of the Truth stood to judge, the persona non grata stance of Lucifer is revealed. Though, unfortunately, he had caused an unforgettable havoc on the Adamic race.

Adam”, and said unto him, “Where art thou?”  

                Genesis 6:1-3 “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3) And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Why commentaries on this verses should run in diverse Scriptural didactics is quite untenable. Some teach that the ‘sons of God’ are the progenies of Seth. ‘The daughters of men’ to some others are the children of Cain. The word ‘men’ or the singular ‘man’ from verses 1-3 is the Hebrew ‘âdâm (aw-dawm’) meaning: ‘man, mankind, human being’. Seth was never the progenitor of the Adamic existence, his father, Adam, the first man, is. In the genealogy of man, Luke 3:38 reads, “Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.”

Adam: a personal mould of the Divinity

                The reason why Adam is called the ‘son of God’ is the same reason why angelic beings are given the same title. Angelic beings were created, one after the other, directly by the Creator, just as Adam was, in the Eden Garden. Seth was not directly created by God; his birth was through the matrix mechanism of Adamic procreation. An argument is likely to pose, “How do you explain the fact that Israelites are children of God?” The answer to this is quite simple. God’s covenant with Abraham made them God’s ‘people’. Leviticus 26:12 “And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” The noun ‘people’ is‛am (am) in Hebrew, meaning: ‘nation; persons, members of one’s people, compatriots, country-men; kinsman, kindred’. Israel means: ‘he will rule as God’ or ‘a prince by God’s side.’ Israel is God’s son by adoption: spiritual. Remember the Pauline exegetical unearthing of Romans 8:15 “…but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father?” The ‘we’ refers to Christians. ‘Adoption’ is uihothesia (hwee-oth-es-ee’-ah): ‘the placing as a son, that is adoption (figuratively Christian sonship in respect to God).’

“the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair” [Genesis 6:2]

                The daughters are the offspring of humanity; and the sons of God are the fallen angelic host. Did they not lose their estates – positions – in heaven? Revelation 12:7-12 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10) And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12) Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness [Jude 6]

                Fallen angels, and not demons, were the ones who fell down from heaven to the earth. The term ‘first estate’ of verse 6 is archē (ar-khay’): ‘(abstractly) beginning; (concretely) chief – in time or place.’ They were regarded as principalities. They lost their original excellency, purity, dignity and holiness. Let us read from Jude 1:6, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” Who were these chained in the hell of Tartarus? They are the same angels who married human daughters. The children that came from that unholy marriages were progenies of angelic pollution – half-angels and half-human freaky births.

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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OPPORTUNITY: DOES IT KNOCK ONLY ONCE? [3]

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3)            Ask yourself why God blessed the first Adamic family, knowing fully well they would disappoint Him. Was it not a second chance opportunity He was offering them? To get born again is nothing short of being offered the second chance. The Author of salvation would be stepping into our world, therefore, God must of divine necessity bless them. The blessing makes it possible for opportunity to knock at the doors of the heart of believers once again. The blessing of the first parents of mankind produced the good children of Adam, culminating in the birth of Noah. It brought forth father Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and the eventual nation of Israel.

Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:” (Genesis 1:28),

From Israel it is revealed, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” [Micah 5:2]. The One of biblical expectation, from the days of Adam is the Emmanuel, the Son of the living God, the Word, Jehovah Tsidkenu, the Second Member of the Godhead, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty, Jesus Christ. Involvement of Jesus will, if you believe, move opportunity to knock at your service again and again. That does not mean that one should take any opportunity for granted, though.

God showed mankind how to achieve another opportunity

                That God gives us more than a second chance is a Scriptural truism. Every hour, day or eventuality up to the millionth and more is the second chance. A second chance to get it right. Before they committed any sin, the LORD God blessed them. Why? So that nothing could serve as a reversal of the bestowal of Divine blessedness. To the angelic beings of the empyreal order, it is a case of, ‘sin once and you lose your estate’. Not so regarding Adam to whom is the decoration of the eternality of the ‘image’ of God. God did not absolve Adam of the disobedient sin. He was punished. But Adam was also given a second chance to live in his estate of God’s child.

Cain shunned God’s sacrificial second opportunity

                God showed the family of Adam how to get back on to the spiritual alignment with the Creator, when He slaughtered the sacrificial crouching animals of forgiveness. When Cain committed the unruly sacrificial blunder, he rejected God’s forgiveness; probably bent on riding on the prideful horse of Liberalism slant of God’s protocol. Genesis 4:7 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him”. The Hebrew for ‘sin’ is chaṭṭâ’th (khat-taw-aw’): ‘sinful, sin offering’. ‘Lieth’ is râbats (raw-bats’): ‘to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal).’ Theological Liberalism and Reformation are antichristian. How can anyone reform God’s protocol or liberalise the Christian mind from the known and received Scriptural facticity? Cain had been brainwashed by the philosophy of Satanism, hence, his rejection of the propitiating blood of Christ to come. He became the first Antichrist. It was, ergo, very easy for him to perpetrate the first murderous sinfulness. Cain disdained the providential second chance.

Samson got another opportunity

Samson misused his second chance – he had every opportunity to ask God to spare his life and to be restored as the Judge of Israel. Jonah got a second chance to preach in Nineveh. Even though he found himself inside the gargantuan jail of aquatic hopelessness, Jonah found an opportunity to plead for forgiveness. Jonah was not only forgiven he was restored to his vatic office. Peter, with curses, denied his Lord. He was restored to his apostleship when he came back – ready to serve – to the risen Saviour.

                Why does the Lord Jesus stand at the door of our hearts, knocking and expecting an opening of the door in Revelation 3:20, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. The LORD God allows opportunity to knock over and over again. Only the ones who refuse or reject to heed His knocking fail to achieve success. Amen!

Praying the sinner’s prayer as it is contained in Romans 10:8-10 is the prayer of salvation that gets one born again. This settles the spiritual quarrel man has with God. To get born again, say this prayer, 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 for my sins. I believe that You raised Jesus Christ from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. Today, I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and my Saviour and I give God all the glory. Amen.

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Christianity Is Acquittal And Discharge From Sinful Gaol. [1]

Queen Esther: Portrait of a Christian: acquitted, discharged and very beautiful!

1)            The logicality of it will be too herculean to the intellectualism of a rational mind. Honestly, I will not be surprised if the rational intelligence stares at me to encourage me to await my journey into Alice’s Wonderland before assuming the phenomenality of a Christian’s acquittal and discharge from the erstwhile gaol of his sinful nature. It goes beyond scientific or mental ratiocinatio. It is a beneficent act of Divinity, flowing from His sacred heart of eternal clemency.

                Adam probably never knew of divine grace and that he could approach the LORD God from the stance of His river-flowing mercy, which explains his taking-off-fright that got them hiding, stupidly, behind the fig tree. And arrested by an egregiousness of mortification, Lucifer could not believe the continued existence of the pristine parents. They had sinned and should be cut off from terra firma. He remembered the Scripture that said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Why they still lived was too much of a mystery for his apprehension.

Jehovah, the preeminent fashion Designer clothed them in His righteousness (Genesis 3:21)

                It was understood when, after all said and done, this happened,Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” [Genesis 3:21]. They who are guilty, and to whom justice demands hellish gaol of eternal punishment, death, that is, are here seen clothed: in divine righteousness. Unbelievable! That clothing was probationary. It was the temporary raiment of righteousness. How did God do it? The LORD God of creationism used His sovereignty to suspend Adamic death in hell. Adam was provided with an inexplicable second chance. The truth, Adam, is not because of you; it is on account of what the LORD God wanted to effectuate for Himself. The consummation of which will become a phenomenal glare when the LORD God will team up with this same Adamic nature –in the perfection of the hypostatic union—  to die the redemptive death on the cross of Golgotha.

                What do I mean by the phenomenality of this glare? It was not a supposedly discerning Jew –who had a walking experience with Jehovah— that voiced the asseveration; rather it was an unconcerned Gentile, an idol worshipping Roman soldier who saw what everybody saw, as well, and acknowledged, “Truly this man was the Son of God” [Mark 15:39]. This One on the condemned cross, and not the killed ones of Eden forgiveness, is the true Pascal Lamb. Amen. His death set in motion of the acquittal and the discharge of Christians from eternal damnation. Jesus takes all the glory and praise and the culminating latria. Does it not say, “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen” [Romans 11:36].

The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are one in thought, will, deed and might.

                If theological establishment makes, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30) appropriately of Jesus, then, it is apropos to exegete that “of, through and to” Jesus are all things. Scriptural lucidity unveils the Christians’ Advocate. Every guilt finds its establishment in the legality of an extant decree. It takes an eternal Entity to stand in advocacy before the Eternal Judge of the celestial assizes. The eternal Father’s adjudication was the Christian’s acquittal of the committed evils of his sinful nature. Jesus, the eternal Advocate, made the incontestable scriptural veridicality of, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” [John 5:24].

                An exegesis of this verse prompts me to start with the key word ‘believeth,’ the Greek of which is pisteuō (pist-yoo’-o): ‘1. Used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative and law of soul. 2. To trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith.’ Faith in the finished work of the cross is the only recipient’s requirement to obtain this empyrean grace of eternal consequence. Check out the verse, and contextually, and you will find no strings of moral rectitude attached to aid the consummation of this scriptural facticity.

Free from guilt of the Adamic sin is the Christian.

                It is quite interesting to note that the verbal ‘Shall’ and ‘come’ of John 5:24 are the same Greek erchomai (er’-khom-ahee) ‘to go or return.’ Understand the facts here: if the non-positive ‘not’ is ou (oo), meaning: ‘the absolute negative,’ then the eternal absolution of Christians from spiritual condemnation has a guarantee of Scripture. Coming to an understanding of ‘shall’ and ‘come’, what the LORD from heaven says in this verse is that, the one who believes in, and receives Jesus as Lord and Saviour “in returning will absolutely not return, ever, into condemnation.” Amen! ‘Condemnation’ is krisis (kree’-sis): ‘a separating, sundering, separation, trial, damnatory judgment’. ‘Passed’ is metabainō (met-ab-ah’-ee-no) ‘to pass over from one place to another.’ A very good definition of ‘life’, zōē (dzo-ay’) is: ‘of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic “logos” and to Christ in whom the “logos” put on human nature.’ The Christians have moved from the condemned, hellish gaol of the sinful nature to a justified state of life which the logicality of philosophy cannot explain: assuming an eternal life of the Almighty Creator Himself. Should this be a marvel in the eyes of beholders, it is because it happens to be the doing of the Divinity. Amen.

                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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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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Death [1]

1)            Death is not an absolute cessation of life. It is simply the reality of being cut off from the presence of God. In the tiniest fraction of a second, one is out of one’s body when death sniffs out the earthly life. To physicality, breath cessation of a living intelligent being is his end. Not so, it is, at all. Death is actually the absence of the vitality marking the essentiality of the spirit, one of the known tripartite quiddity constituting the Adamic creation. Simply put, theologically, death is to be absent from the presence of life –Jesus.

At the cessation point of breath, the dual entity of spirit and soul is transported to the realm of the ‘unseen’, either to eternal bliss or anguish. Who is the entity, of whom a cut off from His presence is death absolutely? Is it Brahma, Krishna, Buddha or Allah? None of them. It is Yahweh, the I AM THAT I AM, who was, and who is, and who is to come. Amen.

Lucifer was piqued to see the first couple still alive

      Adam, when he committed the disobedient, original sin of the Eden Garden, he died, not physically but spiritually. His spirit realm, sin-stained, failed to enter into the erstwhile sacred fellowship with the Creator. This is the truth about death. It was when he saw the sacrificial animals, one for him and the other for his wife that the gravity of the mark he had missed struck him. Dead animal friends of the pristine family told him: death was imminent. Every birth of Adamic progeny, as a result, became the accouchement of a walking cadaver. Death!

Then came the death of Abel, probably the most favourite offspring, which, definitely, shook him terribly. Death! Pellucidity of death passing upon every mankind became unbearably a truism.

In the couching of God’s protocol -the Bible- the very first words are, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” [Genesis 1:1]; and the title ‘God’ is the Hebraic ‘Elôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’): ‘Plural of ‘ĕlôahh (el-o’-ah); gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.’ The One who spoke the first words of creationism is none other than the First Member of the Godhead, the Father. Verse 2, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters:” is an introduction of the Third Member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. ‘Moved’ of verse 3 is râchaph (raw-khaf’): ‘to brood; by implication to be relaxed.’ It is the brooding likened to that of mother hen, creating the energizing spirit of hatching the egg into life. Like the eternal Father, the Holy Spirit is the life Giver.

There is life after death

 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” [Genesis 1:3]; bringing the Second Member of the Godhead, Jesus Christ, into creationism participation, ergo, Creator of life. Amen. Mosaic couch needed not say, “In the beginning God the Father …. ” simply because it was the Trinity –constituting one God—, working in consonance as co-Creators. Having established the concept of the Author of life, let us look at the users of it.

When one is pronounced clinically dead, a resuscitation of the essential vitality of life –the soul—, seen to be absent, is about to be scientifically carried out. Its failure renders the body, that did containerized the vital life, what my Yoruba people call, korofo –emptiness. Pinch, tickle and make verbal and physical advances at the cadaverous heap of remains, and there would not be the slightest response. Why? The soul [which is the realm of emotions, will and thoughts] is no longer present in the lifeless remains. After death is judgment. How do I know this fact? Lazarus died, the rich man died, each one to a separate region of the blissful Abraham’s Bosom and the fiery hell torment respectively.

It shall bruise thy head” [Gen. 3:15]

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. 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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THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (VI)

Chaotic aftermath of Rapture

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(VI)      1Corinthians 15:45 “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” In Scripture the name ‘Adam’, of Jewish origin, is Âdȃm (aw-dawm’): ‘ruddy, an individual, the first man; typically (of Jesus) man (as his representative).’ God will not allow the Antichrist to bear the toga of Adam: for to allow him to be the second Adam will give him the responsibility of undoing the pristine parent’s original sin. He will definitely exacerbate mankind’s opportunity of striking a peace accord with the eternal Father. In the Book of 1Corinthians 15:47, it reads, “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.” In the Adamic scheme, Lucifer and his son of perdition are technically nonexclusive, to perfect soteriology. Now, if there is an ordinal first and a second, what stops a third one?

First Adam: a creature; the second Adam: the LORD

                                The first man, Adam of the Eden garden, at creation, was the federal head of mankind. The second man is the Lord, the Hebraic Jehovah, the eternal LORD God Almighty of the empyreal assizes. We call Him Jesus. A third man will rule the world-evil-order like no other man of the earth. “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” (Rev 13:2). He is as unique to Satanism, just as Jesus, the Second Member of the Godhead is to the Eternal Father. If the Beast were an Adam, he would be authorised to witness the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He cannot be trusted by the Majesty of the Rainbow Administration.

Like the Devil, his father, the Antichrist will lose.

                He would choose the inglorious path of a renegade. Useless. Check this out.

                As number three, he holds the ordinal position of the third. The first man, Adam, went to heaven: a righteous man, right? Jesus Christ, the Saviour, is our righteousness, ergo, the Righteous One of Israel. Two out of three. The third man is standing alone, making one-third of the three men of authority. He is not different from his Lucifer, the father of lies, who led the one-third of the angelic host in the first ever putsch. Like the Devil, his father, he will lose. Like his father, all his desideration is to receive latria.

Behold the rapture of the saints of Jesus

                                He knows that he must commence his global rule as a peace maker. That is the incontestable rule of Divine operative. He cannot deviate a smidgeon of a millimeter from the laid down rules. God will always be in control, He owns everything. A deceitful –fake Jesus— show of affability, therefore, must be his modus vivendi. There is a good reason why the Antichrist will embark on the prophetic “he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.

                The rapture will take place!

                Many people do not seem to visualise the cataclysmic turbulence that will accompany the rapture. Imagine a long bus moving at top speed on a bridge, and suddenly the driver of the vehicle, being a born-again Christian, got caught up in the rapture. What if it is a huge aircraft being piloted by a spiritually regenerated pilot and the co-pilot? Imagine thousands of potential crashes everywhere across the large expanse of the globe!

He is a destructive beast, not a kind shepherd.

                The global cataclysm is all the Antichrist needs to decree the taking of his 666 mark. Those who refuse this mark on the forehead or the arm become the enemy of the world order of Satanism. Nominal Christians, who suddenly would realise the evil plot, are the main target. For the rejection of the simple gospel, that gets one born-again free of charge, those who would accept Jesus will, with their own blood, pay for the regeneration. The torture that the opposers of this mark will go through is best imagined. Daily lashes of the whip, breaking of bones, ocular gouge, tearing of flesh and abscission of toes, fingers and limbs. Cruelty of sadism is the joy of the Antichrist. This is why God had to shorten his seven years of tribulation to 3 ½ [Matthew 24:22]. It cannot be the whole seven years to the perfection of evil, lest it tends to assume a perfection equal to God’s righteousness! Hallelujah!

                His second coming is twofold; for the first part, He will appear in the sky, not touching the ground: the Rapture. If Jesus should set His divine feet on the terra firma, there would be two captains: an early elimination of the Antichrist. God will suffer the lawless one to be, as long as his keeps to the rules. For the second part, will come in the middle of the remaining one week (seven years) of the 70 weeks of Daniel’s eschatological prophesy. The Lord’s appearance is the proof of His prevalent control of the earth’s activities, including the allotted time for Satanism, Adam having asked for it a la the original sin of the disobedience to the strict commandment of Jehovah. The real second coming is His descent, landing His Majestic feet on terra firma, with the accompaniment of Christians, His Bride, to destroy the Antichrist and rule for a thousand years. Christians would have left the earth, very much unhurt, three and a half years earlier.      

Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

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

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THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (II)

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(II)        Romans 5:19 “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” ‘Righteous’ is dikaios (dik’-ah-yos) ‘equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).’ This fairness of justice that covers the born-again person, translates him to the innocency of absolute holiness. How? The legality of it comes from the celestial assizes, the very sphere of eternity. The Bible does not say, shall ALL be made righteous.” It says, “shall many be made righteous;” and the ‘many’ are definitely the ones who will make the decision to receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour. The first Adam, our pristine parent, brought destruction to mankind. Jesus Christ, the last Adam, must perform the prophetic second coming, which ushers us into eternal life. There is no shred of doubt that the trumpet of the rapture will sound three and a half years into the seven remaining years of the 70 weeks (490 years).

Christian calling is irrevocable Rom. 11:29

                Romans 6:2-4 2) “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” There is a difference between ‘dead’ to sin (v.2) on one hand, and the ‘dead’ of verse 4. While that of the 2nd verse is apothnēskō (ap-oth-nace’-ko) [which comes from apo (apo) -off- and thnēskō (thnay’-sko): -to die, to be dead; metaphorically to be spiritually dead] means: ‘to die off; of the natural death of man;’ ‘dead’ in verse 4 which is nekros (nek-ros’) means: From an apparently primary word νέκυς nekus means (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively).’ The nekros (i.e. physical)death of Jesus derobed us of the spiritual death resulting from the Adamic original sin. Amen. It becomes, ergo, apropos for us to be seen walking in the engendered ‘newness’ which is kainotēs (kahee-not’-ace): ‘in the new state of life in which the Holy Spirit places us so as to produce a new state which is eternal life.’ The Holy Spirit, the theological earnest of the regenerated soul, is our eternal reassuring terms of divine insurance. It will never expire: for this insurance policy is as eternal as the Holy Spirit. Amen.

How can any of these, of Acts chapter 2, lose the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?

   The Holy Spirit’s indwelling of our spirit realm makes us carriers of Jehovah. What that connotes is that we own the earth: for it says, “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men;” in Psalm 115:16. The Antichrist has his own hegemonic day on this terra firma. There cannot be two captains on earth –the Christians and the Antichrist. So, what is the solution? Rapture! O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! [Romans 11:33].

We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed –Rapture!

                Jesus was the first to intimate us with the rapture. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left (Matthew 24:40). Incredible! Paul mentioned it in 1Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

one shall be taken, and the other left

                The book of 1Thessalonians 4:16-17 is more explicit: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.Confer Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20-21. We understand, from scriptural view, that rapture is of Divine operative. How long will it last? 

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Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

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

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The Blood (III)

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3)            The blood is Jehovah’s protective devise for His woman. Before she could come into being, his future husband had to sacrifice his rib to allow the expiative innocent blood to go ahead of her disobedience. Its circulatory motility that ensures man’s vim makes it the perfect mechanism of spiritual regeneration. God does not toy with erratic ventures. The blood is a serious affair. It must involve God too. A messier than the clayey sculptural mould of Adam (Genesis 2:7), in Eden, would be the goriest sleep of Golgotha.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Adam’s tardemah gave the sinless life to the female Adam

                The first woman must possess the sinless blood of the first man, a typal Jesus. He must die to bring the church into creation. Did Adam have to die for his woman’s creation? Yes. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof (Genesis 2:21). ‘Deep sleep’ is the Hebrew tardemah (tar-day-maw’), feminine noun, meaning: ‘1. a lethargy 2. (by implication) trance.’ Now this tardemah has the root word radam (raw-dam’), which is: ‘to stun, i.e. stupefy (with sleep or death).’ The saints of Jehovah are not said to be dead, they ‘sleep in the LORD.’ The blood that was shed in Adam’s tardemah gave the sinless life of the female Adam.

Jericho falls but Rahab was saved by the blood

                The names of the four surviving wives of the antediluvian annihilation were kept secret. Why? The Church is God’s most guarded secret. Four is the number of creation. The Church is the creation of a new species of immortality. Christians have, running in their veins, the covenanted blood of God Himself, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. It was important for Rahab to ask for a token. Joshua 2:18 narrates Joshua’s sent spies instruction to Rahab, Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee. This verse is a complete soteriological narrative, no doubt! Everything is so amazingly compactly put together here.

The Blood: the binding connectivity

                Let us begin with the word ‘bind.’ It is qashar (kaw-shar’) which means: ‘bind (up), (make a) conspire (-acy, -ator), join together, knit, stronger, work (treason).’ Scripture makes it clear that Satan’s wicked conspiracy drove us into our sinful nature. The blood is the binding connectivity that engenders the closeness of ‘the body’ to the Christ. She was a gentile woman, with no covenant with Jesus, her faith in the finished work of the cross got her engrafted in the Israel of God’s covenant. Ephesians 2:13, But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

                ‘Line’ is tiqvah (tik-vaw’). This word is a feminine noun and it has the definition of: ‘1. (literally) a cord (as an attachment) 2. (figuratively) expectancy.’ The Church is attached to Jesus by a marriage. Our expectancy is the promised celestial bliss. Does it not say, ”If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable,” in 1Corinthians 15:19? Shaniy (shaw-nee’) is the Hebrew for ‘scarlet’ and it means: ‘crimson, properly, the insect or its color, also stuff dyed with it.’ This is the blood. The precious blood of Jesus. It is truly a big deal. It just has to be Shaniy which happens to be a masculine noun. Jesus is the Bride-groom of the redeemed Church, He is a Man, our dear God-man. The noun ‘thread’ is chuwt (khoot) ‘1. a string 2. (by implication) a measuring tape.’ It is another masculine word. How does it typify Jesus? The measuring stance makes Jesus what He is: the paradigm. Then we have ‘window.’ It is challown (khal-lone’) meaning ‘an opening -[a window (as perforated)].’ Interestingly, challown is either of the genders of male and female. Salvation is not gender partial. Was her household not delivered? Does it not say in Acts 16:31, And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house?

                God commanded male Israelites to cut off the foreskin of the genitals as an identity of His people. It is a bloody affair. The tabernacle, where Jehovah is worshipped must have a sprinkle of blood. It is for atonement. Jephthah’s daughter of Judges Chapter 11 needed not to have been sacrificed at all. Exodus 13:13 & Leviticus 18:15 give the solution. The woman of issue of blood was a reminder of the fallen man. The menses flowed for twelve years –the number of our Lord Jesus. She met Jesus, the Redeemer and the object of man’s offence ceased. Why?  Jesus says, And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world in John 12:47. The Church had been purified for the Master’s use.

                Mary Magdalene was the first to see the risen Lord. She stood in the capacity of the Church. The blood had been poured forth for the remission of sins. Amen! 

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

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

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The Blood (I)

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

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

The New Blood Covenant at the Last Supper

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

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

Blood sacrifices point to the ultimate Golgotha death on the cross

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

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

THE CLEANSING BLOOD!

                In the next chapter, a blessing followed the sacrifice in Genesis 9:9, “And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you:” –for the perfection of any sacrifice to God necessitates the draining of the blood of the object of oblation. It is the blood that atones for our spiritual derangement. Life for life. God is full of wisdom. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out” [Romans 11:33]! In His judgment of sin, God thundered, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die” [Ezekiel 18:4]. Since the shed blood has atoned for the sin, thereby removing the curse, the eating of blood revokes divine atonement. Man, through Noah, received the right to make a gourmet of flesh, “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat” [Gen 9:4]. One life, having been sniffed out for another life to be restored, to make a meal out of the sin stained fluid is quite pollutive.   

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

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

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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!”    

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