JESUS: The WORD Of God (What does it betoken?) Part 5

(Continued from the 4th part…)

5)            The Word is a celestial Personage. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God [Colossians 3:1]. ‘Risen’ is the Greek sunegeiro (soon-eg-ei’-ro) ‘1. to rouse (from death) in company with 2. (figuratively) to revivify (spiritually) in resemblance to.’ Death is conquered by the Word of God, resulting in one’s spiritual revivification. The word ‘above’ is ano (an’-o), meaning: ‘upward or on the top.’ You have heard of being ‘born again’ all the time, right? This ano is the root word for ‘again,’ anothen (an’-o-then) ‘1. from above 2. (by analogy) from the first 3. (by implication) anew.’ It says that Christ ‘sitteth’ which is kathemai (kath’-ay-mai) 1. to sit down 2. (figuratively) to remain, reside.’ Jesus, from eternity past to eternal existence to come, has His divine residence in the celestial assizes of the Rainbow Administration of the Almighty.

Jesus on His ascending way to the right hand of Majesty

                What the ‘right hand’ betokens is found in Luke 22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. God is Almighty, right? How great is Almighty? Indescribable. That is the power that the Word of God wields. Unquestionably an ineffability! The great power of God engenders latria obeisance. 1Peter chapter 3 in the last part of verse 21 and the 22nd read: by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. Now the word, ‘subject’ is hupotasso (hoop-ot-as’-so) ‘1. to subordinate 2. (reflexively) to obey.’ We know that the only One all in heaven is in subjection to is the LORD God, Himself; none else! Jesus receives latria due only to the Almighty. Is He Almighty? Find it out in Revelation 1:8. What is the Greek for ‘Almighty?’ it is pantokrator (pan-tok-rat’-ore) ‘he who holds sway over all things; the all-ruling, i.e. God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’

                Pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) comes from pas (pas): ‘all, any, every, the whole;’ and kratos (krat’-os): ‘vigor [“great”], (literally or figuratively).’ The word ‘Almighty’ is exclusively of Jehovah in Scripture. Its Hebraic couch (48 times) is shadday (shad-dah’-ee): ‘almighty, most powerful; Shaddai, the Almighty (of God).’ Fifty-seven times is its occurrence in Scripture. Nine times in the Greek New Testament and ten times –when you add ‘omnipotent’ of Revelation 19:6 which is the same Pantokratōr– bringing the total number of ‘Almighty’ to 58. Not one creature has the biblical description of Almighty. Note the article ‘the’ qualifying ‘Almighty.’ He did not say it by the employment of an indefinite article “an Almighty” or “one of those called Almighty.” The use of ‘the’ definite is a pointer to a particularly known Entity. Since the Creator alone is “The Almighty,” the Scripture “I and my Father are one,” becomes so limpidly couched. Selah!    

He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” John 14:9

                For this reason, Colossians 3:2 enjoins, Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. ‘Affection’ is phroneo (fron-eh’-o) ‘1. to exercise the mind, i.e. entertain or have a sentiment or opinion 2. (by implication) to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction) 3. (intensively) to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience).’ How important is the Word? Colossians 3:3 informs: For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. This is a double insurance. Of what benefit this eternal Word is to us is couched here in Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Is Christ eternal? What happens to whoever finds himself in Him? He most certainly lives eternally as his Divine Host, is it not? Certainly so! Amen!

                Jesus knows that our life is hid in Him, ergo, He made the transpicuous statements of John 14:1 and John 6:40. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me [John 14:1]. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day [John 6:40]. Christ is the Eternity of God’s thought, will, strength and verbalism. And that is ineffably ponderous!

               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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Which Is, And Which Was, And Which Is To Come. (four)

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4)            Colossians 3:11, Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all;” where the adjective ‘all’ is pas (pas`) and means: ‘(including all the forms of declension) ‘all, any, every, the whole.’  

                Jesus is the only corporeality of existence that will make Himself equal to the Divinity and will not be in danger of being charged with Divine robbery of an imposter. In case any wants to think of Him in the likeness of comic heroism of Superman, He just snapped whoever it is out of such disillusionment by capping His grand introduction with: ‘the Almighty.’ There is none of creationism great enough to go by even one of “I Am,” “Alpha and Omega” or “The Almighty.” As the “I Am,” Jesus is the corporeal manifestation of the unseen Jehovah. God, through Jesus, entered into our world for a salvific purpose. Alpha and Omega is the sobriquet that points Him out as the Word of God. Jesus is God’s protocol. Is there any difference between a person and his spoken vocabulary? I think not. Jesus, ergo, is JEHOVAH.

                Pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) is the Greek word for ‘Almighty’ which means: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all; the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign.’ This word comes from pas (pas): ‘all, any, every, the whole;’ and kratos (krat’-os): ‘vigor [“great”], (literally or figuratively).’ The word ‘Almighty’ is exclusively of Jehovah in Scripture. Its Hebraic couch (48 times) is shadday (shad-dah’-ee): ‘almighty, most powerful; Shaddai, the Almighty (of God).’ Fifty-seven times is its occurrence in Scripture. Nine times in the Greek New Testament and ten times –when you add ‘omnipotent’ of Revelation 19:6 which is the same Pantokratōr– bringing the total number of ‘Almighty’ to 58. Not one creature has the scriptural description of Almighty. Note the article ‘the’ qualifying ‘Almighty.’ He did not say it by the employment of an indefinite article “an Almighty” or “one of those called Almighty.” The use of a definite ‘the’ is a pointer to a particularly known Entity. Since the Creator alone is “The Almighty,” the Scripture “I and my Father are one,” becomes so limpidly couched. Selah!    

                Is the Revelation 1:8 Jesus’ self-introduction an intended appropinquation of His being to divinity? Certainly not. The Lord Jesus is very God of very God. He is the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Jesus told them in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” In another place it is written, “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me” [Luke 24:44]. The supreme theme of the Bible is Jesus Christ –He runs through every 66 Books of the Bible!

                 He is the Author of creationism (John 1:3 &10; John 5:17-19; Isa 45:18; Eph 3:9; Col 1:16, 17; Heb 1:2, 3; Heb 1:10-12). In Hebrews 1:3, the words ‘express image’ is charakter (khar-ak-tare’) ‘1. a graver (the tool or the person) 2. (by implication) engraving ((“character”), the figure stamped, i.e. an exact copy or (figuratively) representation).’ Was it for the fun of it that He said to them, “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father in John 14:9? Jesus is past finding out!

When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive [Ephesians 4:8]

               Only God can save, right? Is Jesus the Saviour of the world or not? He said, “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” [John 16:23]. As the Eternal Father giveth, so doth the Eternal Son doeth in John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” No other heavenly being can lay claim to this eleemosynary feat of Divinity. How many people pray in a minute worldwide? Millions? Billions? How can Jesus be in all these locations of prayers at the same time if He should promise, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them;” in the book of Matthew 18:20? Jesus is as omnipresent as the Father! Only God hears and answers prayers. Amen.

                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!”      

(…to be continued…)

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (VI)

”Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”

(…continued from part five…)

VI)         Judas was bent on this heinous mission of betrayal. I, honestly, do not see the reason why he should not have allowed table manners (since they were eating) to instruct him that wanting more money (having stolen from the ministry’s bag) is tantamount to gluttony, punishable by stoning, according to Divine Law of Moses. The incorrigibility stance of him had wedged stones in his dark heart to enable him to allow the reverberation of “but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born” in his Israelite mind.

Guilty of filthy lucre!

                The offending word ‘betray’ is paradidōmi (par-ad-id’-o-mee) which has a definition of: ‘to give a city or person into another’s hands, (according to Herodotus) esp. as an hostage, to deliver up, surrender, (Latin) dedere, (Herodotus), (Thucydides), etc.; also, with notion of treachery, to betray.’ Judas did not know that he was embarking on a treacherous escapade against the LORD, his God. The truth is that after Judas realized his wrong doing, the Bible says of him in Matthew 27:3 to have “repented himself” the Greek of which is metamellomai (met-am-el’-lom-ahee) meaning: ‘self-pity or regret;’ which is quite different from metanoeō (met-an-o-eh’-o) ‘to think differently or afterwards that is reconsider (morally to feel  compunction)’ of Matthew 3:2. Metanoeō or metanoia (met-an’-oy-ah) –of 2Peter 3:9– is the ‘repentance’ that leads to salvation.

But without faith it is impossible to please him (God): (Hebrews 11:6)

                Faithlessness and disobedience are opprobrious oppugnance to the persona of His awed Deity. These flaws of human proclivity prevent God from His providential role. To those who have been affected by the psyche of Satanism, it is an occasion to thank these human flaws which, according to their thinking, aid the calibration of God’s strength, ergo, His weakness as well. God? Weak!? It can only be a brew from the elements of turpitude! ‘Almighty’ in Greek is pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) –which comes from pas (pas) ‘all, any, every, the whole’ & kratos (krat’-os): ‘force, strength;’– and it means: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all.’ The opprobry of our faithlessness does not rob God of His dignity. It only informs Him of the choice of our moral agency. The LORD God is a Gentleman!

                The title ‘Almighty’ shows up 57 times in the Bible. 48 times in the Old Testament and 9 times in the New Testament (all begin with a capital letter) and each one is in connection with none other than JEHOVAH God. That any person will, from whatever perception, dump or smear the Living Jehovah God with the persona of asthenia is not only blasphemous and aberrational, it is a didacticism from the philosophical dyslogy of Satanism. As the Almighty, He does not just know all omnisciently, His nonpareil ubiquity is so phenomenal and His omnipotence is magnificently awe inspiring! How can any fool allow his audacity to trace even an infinitesimal debilitation to this God?

                The logical reasoning of fallen man will lead his dementia to a discovery of circumstantially known etiolated breach of God’s nonpareil power. They have no idea who the LORD God truly is. “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: 23) That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity” [Isaiah 40:22-23]. If doubt is an element of faith, as propounded by Tillich, it follows that God could probably had betrayed an element of doubt when creating the world by His faith! Beware of these misleading philosophers!  

                Verses 25 & 26 “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. 26) Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.” The erudition of the Old Testament prophet continues his writing in Isaiah 40:28-31 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

                God, from the above verses, is this great, powerful and omniscient yet He found it expedient to come to our world to save erring mankind! Pauline insight into Divine protocol scripts in Romans 5:8 pointing out that, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. How unforgiving can God be? Selah!

Judas, you brought this on yourself!   

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

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

(Concluded)

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Jehovah’s Witness Myopic View Of Jesus (VI)

 

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                                   HE IS THE PANTOKRATOS -THIS JESUS!!

(…continued from part V)   I am totally flabbergasted at the reading and the reasoning stance of Charles Taze Russell and his Jehovah’s Witnesses in relation to Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” I did point out the epithet ‘Almighty’ that Jesus called Himself; whether it deifies Him or not. The Witnessing guy explained it away by saying, “It says ‘Almighty’ not ‘Almighty God’ in the Bible.” This quite easily exposes their scriptural bankruptcy. Let us understand this verse very well by starting with ‘I am’ which is egō eime. ‘Alpha and Omega’ being the first and the last of Greek alphabetical symbols speak of words – of verbal communication.

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Every verbalism that depicts Christological bankruptcy is a betrayal of abject ignorance. Alpha to Omega speaks of wordage and utterance. Alpha, being the first of Greek letters, makes Jesus the first to know before God can be known. What about from beta (the 2nd Greek letter) to psi (the 23rd or 2nd to the last letter)? Jesus fills it for: does the Bible not teach that, “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” in Colossians 1:18? As the Omega Jesus is what Romans 10:4 says, “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”  The word ‘end’ in Romans 10:4 is telos (tel’-os) ‘From a primary word τέλλω tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid).’

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‘Beginning’ of Revelation 1:8 is archē (ar-khay’) ‘(properly abstract) a commencement, or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank).’ And ‘ending’ is telos, the as ‘end’ of Romans 10:4. In oldest manuscripts ‘Lord’ comes out as “Lord God” which makes the Greek kurios for ‘Lord’ an equivalent of Hebraic Jehovah Elohim. Which is, and which was, and which is to come, is first used in Revelation 1:4 in the description of God, the Father, seated on the throne. This expression is a Jewish periphrasis for the name Jehovah they regard as incommunicado. Why would John, of the divine use it in verse eight to describe Jesus Christ? ‘Which was’ is indicative of eternal past. ‘Which is’ points to His Divinity in the present time, while ‘which is to come’ concludes the indeclinable stance of Him who continues to remain His unchangeableness in eternity to come; and this is the Jesus Charles Russell and the host of his Witnesses refuse so blatantly to see. Does this change the unchanging Jesus of Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever?” Hallelujah!

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       He proved to be the LORD, even over the waters!

Charles Russell paraded himself in the bucolic office of Pastor. He did admit during a judicial cross examination that he could not read Greek at all. The aloofness that tended his ignorance of Greek or the Septuagint did escalate his myopic view of Jesus. It worked against his understanding of the epithet, ‘the Almighty.’ Fifty-seven times ‘Almighty’ shows up in the entire Bible. For the forty-eight times of the Old Testament is the Hebrew shadday (shad-dah’-ee) ‘almighty, most powerful. Self-sufficient One. Provider. Shaddai, the Almighty (of God).’ Shaddai, to the Jews, is associated with the breast, hence, seen as the ‘many breasted One.’ There is nowhere it is written with a small letter ‘a’ simply because it qualifies the invulnerable strength of Jehovah. In all the 57 appearances it is never used of any human, animal, an inanimate object or any situation. Almighty in Greek, pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore), comes from two words: pas and kratos. Pas (pas) means: ‘each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything. Kratos (krat’-os): ‘Perhaps a primary word; vigor [“great”], (literally or figuratively).’ Every Almighty is in reference to God. Would Jesus, may I ask Jehovah’s Witnesses, had arrogated the title of Almighty to Himself? Jesus definitely made a clear categorical statement and the truth of which is read in John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Amen!

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  The Eternal was born for our eternal rebirth

You can get born again by praying this prayer with all your heart and truthfully: Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.      (…to be continued…)

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ALMIGHTY (ii)

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                      The many breasted Diana: of fertility idolatry.

The goddess Diana in Ephesus is sculptured with many breasts in duplication of the Biblical El Shadday. This goddess dates back to Babel as Semiramis, the moon goddess and wife of Nimrod (the sun god). Idolatry has duplicated this goddess from one religion to another as Artemis (Roman), Ashtoreth (Hebrew), Astarte (Phoenician) and Isis (Egypt). A profanity of the truth. The business of Satanic doing. Unfortunately, the Roman Catholic Virgin Mary is unbelievably the same entity; the one Catholicism presents to the adherents as ‘queen of the saints, queen of the angels, mother of God (or god), queen of the world’. It is the same goddess Prophet Jeremiah calls the queen of heaven in: Jeremiah 7:18, 44:17, 44:18, 44:19 & 44:25. Let all who have ear pay good attention to the truth. Amen.

Luke 1:35, “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”. The power that comes readily to mind, of the Highest, is that of the Almighty. “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” [Romans 8:11]. The Holy Spirit wields this power too. The word ‘overshadow’ in Luke is episkiazō (ep-ee-skee-ad’-zo): ‘to cast a shade upon, that is, (by analogy) to envelop in a haze of brilliancy; figuratively to invest with preternatural influence’. Who else but God that can invest in anyone with the influence of preternaturalism? The Holy Ghost, Jesus Christ and the Father are the only three in the entire scriptures who are called Almighty.

The Almighty who appeared to Abraham in Genesis 17 is the same who says in Matthew 28:18, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth”. One’s spirit is not different from oneself. The Holy Spirit, being the Spirit Jesus (Galatians 4:6; Philippians 1:19) and of the Father (Matthew 10:20 1Corinthians 2:11) is hence the same Almighty God (Revelation 4:5; John 4:23-24).

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The Almighty is in firm control of the universe: fret not!

One of the THREE is the visibleness of the representation of the unseen Jehovah. Have you ever asked yourself who did appear to Adam and his wife in the Eden Garden, since we have the scriptural understanding that God is invisible to our eyes? The LORD God of Genesis chapter 3 is the same Jehovah of Genesis 18 and of Revelation 21:22. The same One made an unbelievable declaration in the midst of Jews, in Matthew 12:8, “For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day”. This same Personage, the manifestation of the unseen God, was on the island of Patmos where He paid an unexpected visit to meet the one whom he loved when He traversed the land of Israel for three and a half years as an itinerant Preacher (Revelation 1) saying of Himself, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” [Revelation 1:8].

I have, here, Almighty or shadday as defined by two dictionaries here. (1) Easton Illustrated Bible Dictionary: Shaddai: the Omnipotent, the name of God in frequent use in the Hebrew Scriptures, generally translated “the Almighty.” (2) Fausset’s Bible Dictionary Shaddai: (“ALMIGHTY”) Gesenius derives from shad, shaadad, “to be strong.” [Isaiah 13:6] plays on similar sounds, “destruction from the Almighty,” shod (“devastating tempest”) from Shadday. Rashi and the Talmud (Chagiga, 12, section 1) from sh “He who is,” and day “all sufficient”.

And this is all I am trying to tell somebody who Jesus truly is! Amen!

If the solution of the problematic issue has to do with Jehovah God then fret not. Cool down. It is all well. HE can and will do all that is necessary to make it happen. Creationism came into being a la ex nihilo. Why, have you ever asked yourself, would He create the Sabbath as the last of days? It was to prove that He had already basked in the euphoria of eternal accomplishment! Who is the Lord of the Sabbath? Selah! (concluded)

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ALMIGHTY (i)

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 Abraham believed in the Almighty

The adjective ‘Almighty’ is used fifty-eight times in the Bible, every one of which is written with a capital ‘A’. Forty-nine times in the Old Testament and nine times it comes in the New Testament. Not once is it used of a man. It is what the Hebrews call shadday (shad-dah’-ee): BDB Definition: ‘most powerful, Shaddai, the Almighty (of God)’; and in the New Testament, it is pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) Thayer Definition: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all; God’. Strong’s Definition: ‘the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign)’. Rev. Chris Okotie explains pantokratōr thus, “Target any distance in your wildest dreams and pantokratōr surpasses it far, by far. Think of atomic and hydrogen bombs together with the most devastating ballistic missiles and they will not come close to pantokratōr in strength”.

Hear Job in Job 11:7, “Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?” The word ‘searching’ is cheqer (khay’-ker) ‘examination, enumeration, deliberation’. Matsa’ (maw-tsaw’), which means: 1. (properly) to come forth to, i.e. appear or exist 2. transitively, to attain, i.e. find or acquire 3. (figuratively) to occur, meet or be present’, is the phrase, ‘find out’. The noun ‘God’ is Eloahh, the singular for Elohiym. Almighty is El Shadday, and ‘perfection’? It is the Hebrew takliyth (tak-leeth’) ‘1. Completion 2. (by implication) an extremity’.Takliyth is a noun female, and do you know what that implies? A worshipper is spiritually a woman or wife to the Deity, which is the reason why the Church is God’s perfect woman.

Exegetically, Job 11:7 teaches that there is no extent of worship or study of God (whether by scientific calculations or any religious affiliations) capable of taking you to a complete knowledge of the pantokratō. Remember what Jesus pointed out in Matthew 11:27, All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and [he] to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him]. Only an Almighty canst find out the Almighty.

   It is used the first time in Genesis 17:1, “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect”. ‘Almighty God’ in Hebrew is El Shadday, ‘all sufficiency God’, which gives a picture of a One with so many breasts, according to Hebraic understanding, hence, ‘the many breasted One’. Will God the Father appear to any mortal man? Joel 1:15, “Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come”; is the last time of its Old Testament use. In the Book of 2Corinthians 6:18, “And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty”; is the first New Testamentary use. Interestingly, the Revelation 1:8 use, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”, is attributed to Jesus! The last time ‘Almighty’ comes out in the Bible is in Revelation 21:22, “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it”. This speaks volumes of revelatory insight.

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Abraham in worship of El Shadday

Why will one hear of a voice he has no knowledge of and obey it. I believe one of the chief reasons why Abram would believe God when He told him to go away from his nativity was simply because Noah’s repetitive instructions and the saintly stand of Shem were passed down to him. The seed of obedience which Noah planted in his boys was fruitful. It made it very easy for them to agree with their father whom they supported all through a hundred and twenty years’ of evangelism and never did they feel crestfallen in the construction of the first ever gargantuan structure of an ark. The God who kept them safe while the whole world perished is the Almighty, a title that will not be a toga of appropriacy on any other. Some other child caught the revelation of an all-powerful and when he apprehended it too, Abram believed. (…to be concluded…) read the 2nd part here

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES (2nd part)

                                                      

                                              LYE

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The unfortunate, heartbreaking truth is that denominational leaders have sown Satan inspired doctrines in the hearts of already vengeful laity. Answer this simple question. Who is powerful, God or the witches backed by Satan and all the demons and even the hellish inmates if they will be released just for a day?

Christians just do not know the God they serve. For if they do, He will not tell them to pray, do good and bless enemies and they will, for a fraction of a second try to doubt or act contrarily. God alone, (in all the 58 times) in scripture, has the title, ‘Almighty’. The Hebrew calls it shadday (shad-dah’-ee) ‘almighty, most powerful’; it comes from shadad (shaw-dad’) properly ‘to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage’. In the Greek, it is: pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore): ‘the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign)’; it comes from two roots of: pas (pas): ‘individually; each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything’; & kratos (krat’-os): ‘force, strength; power, might: mighty with great power; a mighty deed, a work of power, dominion’. With these defined information what, which and whose strength matches God’s, especially when you see it in the light of pantokratōr? Reverend Chris Okotie explains pantokratōr thus: “Target any distance in your wildest dream, and pantokratōr surpasses it far by far. Also think of hydrogen bomb and all the intercontinental ballistic missiles, put them together and they do not come close to His Almightiness”.

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I have always asked whether they do not sin at all who pray prayers of vindictiveness. You say in prayer to a perceived enemy, “die, die, die!” Another person you offend without being conscious of it prays a similar prayer. You are in trouble! A lady (pastor’s wife) from Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry told me, “We’ve been told to always ask for forgiveness before any ‘fire’ & ‘die’ prayer”. So, word has gone around?! So, it is truly hard for one to kick against the pricks? (Acts 9:5).

My people use scripture to tie an enabling cord of legitimacy for their “die, enemy die” prayer. For anyone to use, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (Exodus 22:18), to exculpate his scriptural vindictive stance is a proof of his ignorance of scripture. Jesus taught in Matthew 5:44, “But I say unto you…” (the preceding verse says, “Ye have heard of old…”); to make good disciples of us. The Sermon on the Mount dealt with man’s spiritual ailments.

To make matters worse they drill their stubborn teeth deep into Matthew 11:12, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” to legalize their jihadist stance. A good study of this verse will take you to the preceding verse in order to put it in proper scriptural context (whether by omission or commission, pastors do jettison the context of scripture when they teach it). The violent act is not only spiritual, it is in strict connection with the entrance of the Kingdom of God i.e. getting born again! It is not an excuse to curse your enemy. Will Jesus contradict Himself? Can any apostolic couch supersede Christ’s (the very express Word of God) established pronouncement?

                A good Christian ought not to be afraid of the devilish machinations of witchcraft practitioners because Jesus who taught in Matthew 5:44 can save us and also because 1Corinthians 1:24 says “But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” Jesus has both power and wisdom to take care of those who trust and believe in Him. In Luke 6:35, Jesus reiterates, “But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.” The word ‘enemy’ is the same echthros as in Matthew 5:44. ‘Do good’ is one word, agathopoieo (ag-ath-op-oy-eh’-o) ‘to be a well-doer (as a favor or a duty)’. The word ‘reward’ is misthos (mis-thos’) ‘payment for service (good or bad)’. You do not only please the Lord praying for the enemy, you receive a misthos for the good act. It is up to you, I believe.

For those who would not love to pray for rulers 1Timothy 2:1-6 says “(1) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; v. 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. V. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; v 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. v 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; v 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” Verse four, “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (…to be concluded…)

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MY SALVATION (What Can Happen To It?) 2nd Part

Jesus The Warrior King

Jesus The Warrior King

Jesus The Warrior King

True Israelites understand what Jesus meant when He said that He is the good shepherd. They have studied the scriptures, originally scripted in their mother tongue. His disciples knew this was the Messiah come to save them, ‘The everlasting Father’ of Isaiah 9:6, the pantokratōr (Almighty) of Revelation 1:8 and pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) by Thayer Definition: ‘1. he who holds sway over all things 2. the ruler of all 3. almighty: God’; Strong’s Definition: ‘the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign)’. Rev. Chris Okotie explains pantokrator thus: “It means, you should target any distance, in your wildest imagination and Jesus will go far, far and beyond; think of the projection of an intercontinental ballistic bomb and pantokrator surpasses it”. The disciples knew, by this revelation of John 10:11, this was their Adonai, worthy of worship. Who are the sheep?

They are basically the believing Israelites for the Bible says, “First to the Jews then to the Gentiles”, Romans 1:16. Christians are the sheep of Jesus to whom He gave eternal life. He did not just give us life unending, He continues to be the Maintainer and the Sustainer of this precious life, why? It is God’s kind of life. God is known to implement the designs of His dreams by the utterance of words, so, we know what Jesus had wrought in His completion of our salvation when He declared, “and they shall never perish”. This is what Jesus is doing about my salvation. ‘Shall’, apollumi (ap-ol’-loo-mee) is a verb which comes from {apo (apo’): ‘of separation’ & olethros (ol’-eth-ros): ‘ruin, destroy, death’} it means ‘to destroy fully (reflexively to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively’. ‘Never’ is made of three words (A) ou mē (oo may) ‘never, certainly not, not at all, by no means (a double negation strengthening the denial)’. (B) eis (ice) ‘into, unto, to, towards, for, among’. (C) aiōn (ahee-ohn’) ‘for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity. ‘Perish’ is the same apollumi as ‘shall’ above. Jesus is ensuring that what is likely ‘to fully destroy His sheep will not and never come towards them in the perpetuity of eternity’.

“Neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” is what He continues to busy Himself with. ‘Neither’ is a combination of: {kai (kahee) – and, also, even, indeed, but- & ou (oo) the absolutely negative adverb; ‘no or not’}. ‘Neither’ evokes the impossibility of having any Christian removed from Christ. This is what He personally sees to. The next word, ‘shall’ is harpazo (har-pad’-zo): ‘to seize, carry off by force’. The word ‘man’ does not appear in the Greek text, it was only used to stress ‘any’ tis (tis): (an enclitic indefinite pronoun) which means: ‘1. a certain, a certain one 2. some, some time, a while’. ‘Pluck’ is the same as harpazo above. ‘Tis’ as an enclitic indefinite pronoun places a stress on the impossibility of the removal of any born again Christian (actually the clause ‘born again Christian’ is tautologous, in the sense that only born again people are the Christians) from the divine hand of Christ.

Hebrews 13:20, “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant”. What is the nature of this covenant? Mark 14:24, “And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many”. What is the need for a new testament? Hebrews 8:7, For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second”. In the new covenant the Testator did come back to life. The word ‘again’ in Hebrews 13:20 is anago (an-ag’-o), meaning 1. to lead up 2. (by extension) to bring out 3. (specially) to sail away. Jesus went to heaven, the place of eternity, to preserve my salvation. This covenant is forever, even God will not break it for HIS Word has sealed it. All I have to do is just receive Him as my Lord and savior. The Holy Spirit saw the sincerity of my heart and sealed me. HE took over from there because the scripture says HE will be my Comforter forever; knowing fully well that I am too human and weak to secure my salvation. And if you still are not convinced that what Jesus did on the cross give one an eternal security of salvation, please read my post on the subject titled, “Why Go Arminianistic Soteriology” which has well over a hundred treated verses, from the scriptural point of view.

Jesus is taking good care of my Christian life. I owe Him everything. I must do everything to prove my spiritual rejuvenation. I must make sure I live the life of God’s child to gain crowns in heaven. John 10:28 clearly proves that I can never lose my salvation; SOMEONE, in heaven, has paid in full for my justification. Hallelujah!

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