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)

Art by   Dennis Schmelzer

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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.

(…to be continued…)

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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.

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                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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CONJUGAL PALAVER (1)

                How could you fail to remember the instructional words of your husband, dear Mrs. Wife? You cannot afford to forget the generative utterance of the mouth of your husband. Your push into the mind of forgetfulness is a connotative disregard to the oracular afflatus of the Most High. The spirit of your forgetfulness is a goad of Satanism. The day you said, “I do,” to him is the day of his installation as the priest of your marital home. This is God’s protocol. There is, absolutely, nothing you can do about this, Mrs. Wife.                                                                                                                                                       He doubles as the head and the priest of the family.  

Marriage is a covenant

                Be wise, dear wife, and accord him all the support he needs. His instructions, his wants and vision earnestly need you to be his biggest fan and supporter. If you did not know these things concerning a husband then what are you doing in his life? If you had an awareness of this phenomenon regarding marriage and you decide to veer off the course of his words, you are nothing short of a Delilah and of course, the Jezebel come to disrupt the spiritual equilibration of the desideratum needed by this man to achieve his goals, as far as God is concerned.

Think Jesus, matrimonially.

                Marriage is solely God’s institution, designed to enable the population of righteous offspring of humanity. The LORD God who created Adam, the male, is the same Creator who brought Adam, the female, into physical phenomenon. As far as God is concerned, the pristine duo had spiritual briefing of His existence. Each had been briefed separately on his or her conjugal role. God brought the female to the male to be introduced to him, the first occupant of Eden Garden, and to see what he had to say about that new creativity. The superintendency of the male Adam is underscored by the facticity of the female Adam being brought into the Eden, where Adam, the male, sat in occupation of it in his domination of the entire globe.

                An affront to the ethics of divine protocol is not only unladylike; it is a total disregard to the physical presence of the Creator. You do not, as a matter of courtesy, welcome yourself into a home of the landlord, who is setting his eyes on you for the first time. The male Adam had to utter the words of welcome, not to the Creator who happens to be the true Owner, but the newly introduced entity, to whom was given the sobriquet, ‘Woman’.

                It is, whether you like it or not, and without sounding chauvinistic, a man’s world.

                No doubt, would it have been an affront to the protocol of the Creator’s institution if the Bible had recorded the introduced one as saying, “This is the bone of my bones and the flesh of my flesh, he shall be called man.” The aberrational push of the breath of those words were put in check by the briefing which the LORD God had etched into her psyche. The first set of the word ‘man’ that shows up in Genesis chapter 1 verse 26 to chapter 2:22 is hyponymically ‘Adam’. It comes out a total number of 11 times (Genesis 1:26, 27,2:5, –twice in 2:7–, 2:8, 15, 16, 18, 22; and 13 times if you add the two times Adam comes in chapter 2 verse 19. It is the Hebrew ‘âdâm (aw-dawm’): ‘ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).’ It (‘âdâm) comes from a root: âdam (aw-dam’): ‘to be red, red. To show blood (in the face), that is, flush or turn rosy.’                                                                                   

                It was the responsibility of the man to name, being the head of the family. The authority found in verbal pronouncement lies with Adam, the male. He stands, dear wife, in authority before the Creator, even to His divine admiration. Mrs. Adam, how could you have forgotten the Divine briefing of the day of your making? As you walked the first ever walk side by side the Creator, did He not intimate you with the protocol to be observed in the home you were about to be ushered into? God did tell you that His word was with the man. That every utterance of authority concerning the marriage institution must proceed from the lips of the man: for he is the appointed priest of the Most High God in your home. Amen.      

One flesh divided into two!

                She should have accorded her husband her infamous serpentine discourse. It never occurred to her where she was plunging the entire human race when she thought within herself, “I’ve got this.” The tempter meant a wicked business! Unbeknown to the woman was a tsunami that had taken the innoxious form of a three minute’s foggy drizzle. It, she ominously thought, was just a harmless curiosity that hissed through fanciful fangs devoid of venom of paralysis. She took upon herself, the role that had no existence in the marital code of Eden –God’s home.

                She spoke, unconstitutionally, without the authorisation from the authorised Adam. Words, before God, are so important that they must be brought before His adjudication. Armed with an idiotic confidence, unfortunately, she did not know that she was actually working against the will of God. What an ironic event! The one who was created to bait the enemy of God into incarceration is falling prey to a serpentine manipulation!  

(…to be concluded…)

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (2)

 THE TWO ARE SPIRITUALLY ONE!

(…continued from part one…)

(2)             Not until the marital execution, God did not rate His daily creativity ‘very good’, why? The connectivity between heaven and the earth had not received a legal concretization. Are Christians not the heirs of God? Our marriage to the Lamb is the consummation of the legality that seals the divine donation of our heirdom.

            Lucifer saw God playing with a valueless clay. Messing up His Holy Hands! Adam, by it, was made –the LORD God knew that He would have to carry the sinful mess of His bride on the cross of Calvary.

                Soon after, another being, proving the Excellency of the Sculptor’s craftsmanship emerged as well. “Oh! A brother and his sister,” exclaimed Lucifer. The apostasy of Lucifer was bereft of the mind of Christ, therefore, could not fathom the grand design of Divinity. The Evil one went livid with, “Nooo o! You can’t do that.”

So shall a man…..and cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh

            It dawned on Satan that it is not only the earth Adam is getting. “He’s being offered the celestial assizes as well!” What the species of angelic beings could not be, making it impossible for them to enter into marriage with the LORD God, is what the LORD God is giving away, just like that, to a clayey Adam. “If I could just make the woman mar this marriage I’ll get the Church. I’ll get the worship of my craving.” Lucifer destroyed the first Adam’s marriage. But, that was not the end of the story. (Tell yourself “It’s not the end of my unpalatable story). The last Adam rebuilt. He said, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18]. That which the Rock of Ages built was an eternal structure. This wife -the Church- lives in paradisaic eternity.

                The sobriquet, Peter, is the Greek Petros (pet’-ros): ‘a (piece of) rock (larger than lithos -lee’-thos- ‘small stones’).’ In the Greek, ‘church’ is ekklēsia (ek-klay-see’-ah): ‘a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).’ The word ‘make’ in Genesis 2:18 “…It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him;” is ‛âśâh (aw-saw’): ‘to create out of existing material.’ The Hebrew word for ‘made’ 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;” has a different meaning. It is bânâh (baw-naw’): ‘to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.’ The creation of Adam’s wife was ‘a building.’ The breath of the Creator had found a habitation inside the woman already. That was the reason why Lucifer could not get her to follow him like Cain, her son, did.

                She did sin, yes, she did. But a sin offering continued to serve as a temporary bridge until Shiloh, the Tranquilizer, even Jesus Christ came again and made the asseveration, “I will build my church.” Note the personalization of the Church. The pronoun ‘my’ is: mou (moo), meaning: ‘I, me, my, of me.’ It was not dead lambs that established this new building. ‘Build’ is an interesting oikodomeō (oy-kod-om-eh’-o): ‘to be a house builder, that is, construct or (figuratively) confirm.’ Oikodomeō comes from the root oikodomē (oy-kod-om-ay’) which is a feminine compound abstraction of oikos (oy’-kos): (‘a house’) and dōma (do’-mah): ‘(to build); properly an edifice.’ It was the blood of the Lamb eternal that brought this Building into existence. Jesus had to do this to build the Church and be married to her. This is what marriage is all about!

                It is about getting a people for His Divine pleasure. Are you born again? Better be! Every born again Christian is a lively, added stone to the Divine edifice of the ‘called out.’ The facticity of my claim has a scriptural support in 1Peter 2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

                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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”.

Lubricate the new birth by:

 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

2. Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8).

3. Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25).

4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).     

(…to be continued…)

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The Birth Of Jesus

            The essentiality of the birth of Jesus is couched so amazingly in the book of Luke 1:26, “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth:” The Lord God most certainly knows how to do things in style. The ordinal number 6, reminiscent of the 6th day of Adam’s creation, is the number of man. The sixth, ergo, is so apropos for God’s visitant to show up before mankind.

He cometh from Bozrah, with dyed garments!

           Gabriel is of Hebrew gabrı̂y’êl (gab-ree-ale’) origin which comes from (geber (gheh’-ber) man, strong man, warrior (emphasizing strength or ability to fight)) and (‘êl (ale) God -as a mighty One). Put together it means “warrior of God” or “man of God.” This archangel is the angel God used to send messages of great importance to man. He was sent to Daniel, to Zacharias, and that time around to Mary. It was important that a ‘man of God’ must be the one to be sent to a needy mankind under the unbearable yoke of sinfulness. That person must also be a warrior for: God, the Man of war, was about to redeem the lost world to Himself. Amen? Amen!

            Galilee, that is Galilaia (gal-il-ah’-yah), means “Circuit” (that is, the heathen circle). Satanic heathenism had ruled the wickedness of the vicious circle of our demonised earth. The putrescent stench of the fallen state of man had gone even to the nostrils of Him, on the throne of the third heaven. In Galilee, no wonder, should the divine rendezvous be. Nazareth or Nazaret (nad-zar-eth’) means “the guarded one.” “In this crooked world of Satanism,” pointed Nazareth, saying, “there are some guarded souls to be redeemed of the Holy One of Israel.” Why redeem them? Simple! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,” so revealed John 3:16.

 …To take away the sins of this world.

           The next verse reads: To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary (Luke 1:27). The word virgin is parthenos (par-then’-os) meaning: ‘a woman who has never had sexual intercourse with a man; a marriageable maiden; by implication an unmarried daughter.’ Do remember that God had always instructed them never to offer a blemished element for sacrifice. The womb that must host the Holy One of Israel must of necessity be of an untampered virgin. She must be marriageable. Why? It is because the Saving Lamb will be in a desideration for a Church to be espoused to Him. The first man was the husband of a virgin. How so appropriate!

             Joseph is the Greek Iōsēph (ee-o-safe’) which comes from the Hebrew yôsêph (yo-safe’) meaning: ‘let Him add i.e. Jehovah has added.’ The LORD God remembered Rachel and giving her a son, she named her first born Joseph. Rachel is râchêl (raw-kale’) in Hebrew. ‘It comes from a root: to journey; a ewe (the females being the predominant element of a flock) (as a good traveller).’ It is from this ‘ewe’ connection God finds a relevance to add Himself to mankind. God had come to Adam for a redemptive journey into eternal bliss. This is why He had to orchestrate the espousal of Mary to Joseph.

 David did conquer Goliath!

                From its Hebrew origin, David is dâvid or dâvı̂yd (daw-veed’) meaning: ‘beloved or loving.’ The Greek calls it Dabid (dab-eed’). The Incarnation is the product of God’s unfeigned love for the fallen man. So it must involve David. If Jesus is the prophesied King of kings then it is germane that His human ancestors should come from a majestic lineage. Jesus will be the conqueror. His lineage must be of a military conquering David. As David replaced the first king who failed to please God, so must Jesus replace the first Adam whose spiritual inadequacy plunged us all into sin. Jesus is truly about God’s expression of an eternal love. Amen!  

                Mary. Maria or Mariam (mar-ee’-ah) in Greek originates from the Hebrew miryâm (meer-yawm’) meaning: ‘rebellion or bitterness.’ Mary understood how spiritually jaundiced she was, hence, her effusion of Luke 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.The Lord of Israel had come, on account of the birth of Jesus, to remove all her carnal sinfulness. In Eden He (the LORD God) brought the sinless woman to Adam for marriage. Here, in His bid to redeem fallen creatures, He strikes a redemptive bargain with a just Joseph to take the hand of Mary to enable Him to break the satanic rebellious hold on man and to destroy the bitterness that had characterised the life of man’s rebellion to the word of God.

                At the birth of Jesus God had begun the earthly campaign of the erasure of man’s sinful nature. It is time to say, “Thank You JESUS!” in a special way. In my Father’s house,” Jesus made a declaration none dares to replicate, are many mansions: the LORD of glory continued, if it were not so, I would have told you. And, I go to prepare a place for you;” He promised in conclusion in John 14:2. This promise is only for those who are born again.

Merry Christmas!!!

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

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

I praise the Lord for your life for saying this prayer.

Once again, I wish you Merry Christmas!!!

 Yes! On account of the birth of Jesus! Amen!

  IT WAS AN UNPRECEDENTED PHENOMENON –THE BIRTH OF JESUS!