UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [eight]

THE WORD OF GOD

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                The ‘Son’ is revealed in John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Conclusion of His Sonship is in 1John 4:10-14 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 13) Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14) And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”

“The government shall be upon HIS shoulders”

                Of the Isaiah 9:6 ‘government’ of Jesus, there are some verses. Jeremiah 23:5-6 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6) In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

“…a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom” [Hebrews 1:8]

                Ephesians 1:20-22 “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21) Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22) And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,” and Psalm 110:1-4 “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2) The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3) Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4) The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” Confer Isaiah 22:21-22; Psalm 2:6-12; Zechariah 6:12-13; Matthew 11:27; 1Corinthians 15:25 and Revelation 19:16.

The Possessor of the sceptre of righteousness

                In Jeremiah 23 verse 6, the BRANCH, that is Jesus Christ, is revealed as The LORD Our Righteousness. ‘LORD’ in capitals is always the divine name of the God of the Bible, JEHOVAH, meaning ‘self-existing GOD’ i.e. ONE who is, by HIS own power. If the Christ is, by His own power, it, therefore, is crystal clear that He was never a being of creationism. Very God of very God is the Lord Jesus in divine revelation.

                Zechariah 9:9 calls Him the KING of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a representation of Israel, God’s own people, where the LORD God is their King, under the theocratic economy. As the God of Israel, the Christ is Jehovah Jesus. He comes with ‘salvation’, which in Hebrew is yasha` (yaw-shah’): ‘1. (properly) to be open, wide or free from captivity. 2. (by implication) to be safe. 3. (causatively) to rescue or succor.’ This kind of salvation is spiritual and only God can administer it.

                In Matthew 28:18-20, three things: omnipotence, co-equality with the Father and ubiquity are revealed concerning Him. His authority transcends the terra firma of humanity, it includes heaven itself. This means angelic host and the elders whose seats form a semicircle around the celestial throne bow down to Jesus’ authority. The baptism formula evokes the presence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and this is the Trinity. As a Member of the Trinity, Jesus Christ is co-equal with the Father in His Divinity. His ubiquity is seen in the fact that wherever the disciples go across the universe, He is with each one of them at the same time.

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       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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Lucifer’s Smoothness of Shenanigan (4)

“…till iniquity was found in thee.” [Ezekiel 28:15]

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4)            Two Peterine revelations prove who these beings are. 2Peter 2:4-5 “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5) And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;” and the word ‘ungodly’ is the Hebrew asebēs(as-eb-ace’): ‘irreverent, that is, (by extension) impious or wicked.’ The second Scripture is 1Peter 3:19-20 “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20) Which sometime were disobedient when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

The ‘spirits in prison’ are the first putschists in heaven; they heard Noah but were bent on the destruction of the Adamic race by polluting the earth, making it too unholy for the Incarnation. When Jesus Christ went down to hell preaching at the time of this Scripture (1Peter 1:19), it was the preaching of ‘time’s up’ impending doom for the angelic occupants of the deepest part of hell.

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan” [Matthew 4:10]

                 Those were, no doubt, the angels who married the daughters of mankind. Satanism had weakened the spiritual stance of mankind which made the angels too irresistible for them to say no to them. Lucifer had a very good reason for the conjugal relationship between the fallen angels and daughters of Adam. The offspring of their union led to the procreation of half-men-half-fallen-angels, whose pollution of mankind could affect the holy birth of the expected Messiah, Jesus Christ. The eventual Incarnation albeit put Satan’s smooth shenanigan in eternal trouble, he did not stop his evil deeds.

                Genesis 19:4-5 “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5) And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.” Is it not the same method of using man to achieve his satanic crave that is being unfolded in the lives of this Sodomized land? Satan’s malice aforethought, no doubt, was to goad them to display wanton amatory drive towards the annihilating choice for angels of the living God. Every satanic initiation is targeted at the destruction of the initiate, who thinks he has become a recipient of arcane power. Their forefathers, they thought, had enjoyed homosexuality all their lives; its continuance would be traditional.

Homosexualism is of Satanism; it caused the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah.

                There was something remarkable – exhilaratingly exotic – about these bright looking strangers, their pestiferous crave told them. The minds of perverts always want to be the first to taste of an iniquity. Prideful – unfortunately so – is the heart that deflowers innocent lasses. The smoothness of this shenanigan is certainly not the end of the story. It is God’s story, ergo, it must end in His salvific favour. The historical facticity of the death and the consequent resurrection of Jesus Christ embolden us to wield the exclamation, “Death is swallowed up in victory!” 1Corinthians 15:55-57 “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56) The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Like the bestiality of Lucifer’s impulsive destructiveness of the dragon in him, death has continued to prick mankind, with his steel pointed goad, into hell and triumphantly so, claiming his victory over the incessant deaths of the Adamic progeny. In the preceding 54th verse of 1Corinthians chapter 15, the Greek translation of ‘swallowed up’ is katapino (ka-ta-piy’-nō), meaning: ’to drink down, i.e. gulp entire’.

Satanism – the director of sin.

                Lucifer goads man into sinning. Sin is actually the prodding device. The enabling strength of the effectiveness comes from the canonical laws of the Bible. The Bible – of our determined shun –  is the very volume of protocol that Satan had always used to paint us in the ominous guilt before the throne of celestial assizes. “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is the crescendo of the matter of satanic shenanigan.

Only an incorrigibly insane being would dare tempt God, his CREATOR [Matthew 4:1-11].

                The second Man, also called the last Adam must meet with the Devil for another talk. Lucifer talked man into submitting to his shenanigan. Remember I said, earlier on, that the obnoxious opportunity given to Lucifer’s talk is the bane of man’s woes? Well, the Son of Man must have to talk with the Devil. It took place in the wilderness. Shame on you, Lucifer, you could not even keep the fruitfulness of the garden clean. The erstwhile luxuriant Eden, four thousand years later had become an aridity of fruitless wildness of uninhabitable forest. And the stage was staged. He thought he would have it easy feeding Jesus who was very hungry by the time of the meeting, owing to the forty days’ fast. Remember how he was able to feed the woman of his evil intentions?

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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Lucifer’s Smoothness of Shenanigan (1)

         Lucifer is the father of lies [John 8:44]

1)            It is spiritually strategic to be informed that this fallen, demented Lucifer cannot force anyone into Satanism. The Divine rule against devilry idolatry makes it null and void for him, Lucifer, to force anyone into accepting his dissimulation. “He comes,” as Reverend Chris Okotie taught in his Sunday Service of 17th January, 2021, “to change your nature.” “What”, I want to ask, “is the nature that Satanism is bent on changing?” It is spelt explicitly in Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” where the ‘image’ is the Hebraic tselem (tseh’-lem). Tselem, interestingly is a masculine noun, making it an object of dominion. It means: ‘1. a phantom. 2. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance. 3. (hence) a representative figure. 4. (especially) an idol.’

Sinless Adam and Eve

                Definition 2 which best fits, in this context, makes Adam the creature who has the endowment of his Creator’s resemblance. The 3rd definition of ‘a representative figure’ makes Adam God’s viceroy on earth. As the head of the Eden family he is also the priest of the world. Overcome by jealousy, Lucifer swore to employ every plot of Satanism to engender the reversal of the Eden status quo towards his own insane apotheosis. He knew that he could not just walk up to Adam and tell him, “Give me your hegemonic political and sacerdotal roles, I am in need of them.” Since direct confrontation stood an abortive chance, prevaricating machinations, therefore, should see him through to victory if he could get to make the Woman to speak weakly for her husband, lord and priest – Adam the male. Circumvention of Satanism, unfortunately did pay off.

                In the accounts of Genesis chapter 3, the verses from 1 to 15 lend credence to a diablerie coercionary subtlety that got the unwary woman totally beguiled.

                The subtlety of Lucifer’s shenanigan could not be accessed from the first words of his diabolical heart when he said, “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” of Genesis 3:1. This took place in God’s house – Eden. And I am of the expectation that if an animal could express itself from the vocal cords, those first words of Scriptural documentation must be words of praise and of worship to the glory of the Most High. Rather, this one who had accessed the Garden in a pad and a creep of ophidian meandering, threw a negative thought at them.

                Why should this strangeness beam the darkness of illumination on physical food? The wondrous eternality of spiritual life of God’s providential beneficence jettisoned, Lucifer had come to feed them of the putrefactive darkness of Satanism. Note that he did not use the title, “LORD God” in reference to the Creator. “God” is what one reads throughout chapter one of Genesis. To make a revelation of who this Elohiym truly is, Genesis 2:4, in recapitulation of the just concluded creationism calls Him the “LORD God”. The term ‘god’, as a matter of fact, can be any object of veneration. There is only one LORD God in the universe.

Lucifer is the god of this world [2corinthians 4:4]

                Lucifer had not only come to disparage the LORD God, he had come to set himself up as god – the god of this world [2Corinthians 4:4]. Lest his choice of “LORD God” should give his shenanigan away, he would not dare to use it! The subtlety of Satanism is revealed in the play on words. It would have been tantamount to swallowing poison, using the term ‘LORD God’ simply because it will never make any sense maligning the LORD God who alone IS, by His own power. Knowing fully well that man eats the food that the soul is accustomed to; and that the soul of man receives the strength of sustainability therefrom he must feed mankind with that which will give him perfection of control over Adam.

                He wanted to change the course of Adamic life, such that they will begin to live through what he shows them, making them think more about what to eat to fill the physical stomach, than ‘looking unto Jesus Christ, the Author and the finisher of our faith’ for dependence. His probing query was traps laden words of destructiveness. The Woman, unfortunately, would not change the subject, but stupidly warmed herself to this jejune point of pedestrianism. Try eavesdropping what is termed ‘girls’ talk’ and most of them though mirthful, they lack elements of spiritual growth. Has that innocuous looking discourse not affected the Church of God today? Do Christians not go from one place to another simply because they have itching ears? The obnoxious opportunity given to Lucifer’s talk is the bane of man’s woes.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

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

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OPPORTUNITY: DOES IT KNOCK ONLY ONCE? [3]

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

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

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

God showed mankind how to achieve another opportunity

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

Cain shunned God’s sacrificial second opportunity

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

Samson got another opportunity

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

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

Praying the sinner’s prayer as it is contained in Romans 10:8-10 is the prayer of salvation that gets one born again. This settles the spiritual quarrel man has with God. To get born again, say this prayer, with all your heart:

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

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Wisdom Is A Personage [1]

1)            God is said to have in His possession, wisdom, before creationism. Taken literally, does it not tend to infer that the Almighty went in search –to gain an acquisition— of wisdom to help Him in the perfection of the work of creativity? If the LORD God had to acquire wisdom to bolster His omniscience for a successful creation, does it not chime the bell of pellucidity that He never had wisdom before its acquisition? If He had to look for an enhancing tool, that tells the logicality of my reasoning faculty –hypothetically so— that what the LORD God looked for was placed there –where He found it— by a certain happenstance or another living entity. This will mean that wisdom is either older than the Creator or that the entity that placed wisdom where it was found is a contemporary of the Most High. It also means that wisdom knows the beginning of the Divinity, ergo, it is either older or boasts of coetaneous eld with the Creator.

                The eighth chapter of the scriptural Book of Proverbs begins with, “Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?” ‘Wisdom’ is the Hebraic chokmâh (khok-maw’): ‘skill in: a) war b) administration; shrewdness and prudence in: a) religious affairs b) ethics.’ Can God be said to be looking for this skill and its attendant prudence? Nay: for these are actually His inherent attributes. Wisdom, in this chapter of the Solomonic Book of Proverbs, is personified. The distaff appropriation of ‘wisdom’ is apropos for the gentleness of reason and of the known maternal productivity. Since wisdom is hyponymical to learning and instructions couched in words, this personification should not be seen as an absurdity. It may not represent the gender of the true person but Scriptural couch can be allegoric. The Holy Spirit is described as a mother hen [Genesis 1:2] when Mosaic script says, “And the Spirit of God moved upon…..” where the ‘moved,’  râchaph (raw-khaf’) means: ‘to hover; to brood -mother hen over her eggs- by implication to be relaxed:’ The word ‘cry’ (of Proverbs 8:1) is qârâ’ (kaw-raw’): ‘to call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim; encounter through the idea of accosting a person met.’

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The Word is a Personage

                 Verses one to the fourth are intimations of the universality of her call and fame. Verses five to six give evidence of her existence. The 7th to the 9th speak of her Excellency. The nature of her persona is mentioned in the 10th to 14th verses. The intimacy of verses 15 to 17 is of the power wielded by wisdom. The display of her riches is found in verses 18 to 21. The 22nd verse speaks of the eternality of wisdom. In verse 32, ‘Wisdom’ is to be desired for the blessedness it brings.

                        The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old” [Pro. 8:22]. The exactitude of the time of His first movement cannot receive a measurement of mathematical account. It must be of eternity. Nothing had been brought into creation. Wisdom says that the Creator possessed Her in the beginning of creation. Whatever or whoever was or were with the Creator must of an ineluctability be eternal as well. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” [John 1:1-4]. Reading Colossians chapter 2 from verse 1 makes it clear who the Subject of this verse is. “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge;” reveals Colossians 2:3. Ask yourself, “Can a being of the creation of God be capable of having hidden in his being, ‘all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?’” It is impossible! Why impossible? That being will be as knowledgeable as the Supreme Being Himself!

                “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was” [Proverbs 8:23]. Does the Scripture agree with this Christ’s externality of Solomonic revelation? The Old Testament profers the solution in Micah 5:2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” No entity of creation has an empiric tag of everlasting to his existence. When Jesus told His hearers, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me“ [John 5:39]; Prophet Micah and his vaticination happened to be one of those who, through the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, got mankind ready for the Incarnation of the Divinity. Is Jesus Christ truly eternal? He made an asseveration to the fact in John 8:58, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

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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Christianity Is Acquittal And Discharge From Sinful Gaol. [3]

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3)            The accentuation of our acquaintance has a documentation in 1John 4:17 “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.” I have always maintained that Christians are the most favoured species of creationism. A Christian must be first acquitted of the Adamic sinful nature to be God’s treasured possession. We are as Christ Himself is. ‘As he is,’ is the Greek καθως εκεινος εστιν, a transliteration of kathōs ekeinos esti. How is Christ? He is as we read in Psalm 45:7 “Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Isaiah 11:5 “And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.” Philippians 3:9 “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” 1John 3:7 “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” Christians cannot be wallowing in the debt of sinfulness and be said to have the righteousness of Christ. One should have been acquitted to don the righteousness of God.

                Jesus Christ is holy. Acts 3:14 “But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;” 1Peter 1:19 “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” for this reason we are holy and without blemish before the thrice holy Jehovah. Why? As Jesus is, so we (born again Christians) are in the world. The Lord Jesus is the One of purity. 1John 3:3 “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” 1John 3:5 “And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.” Our spiritual DNA does not have any nature of sin to display. We, favourably, are as the Lord our Saviour. Amen. “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” [1Corinthians 1:30].

                Spiritual acquaintance makes unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. If God be for us who can be against us, the elect? Absolutely none can. Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” One of Christ’s characters in this verse is, Everlasting Father. As the offspring of the eternality of His Fatherhood, we live as eternally as Jesus Christ. Amen.

                Discharged from sin, we stand by the side of our Redeemer. Romans 6:1-11, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 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. 5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7) For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10) For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11) Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

                Colossians 2:20-22 “Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21) (Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22) Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?” Our natural sinfulness, nailed to the Golgotha substitutionary death, we stand legally discharged for as long as Christ sits at the right hand of the eternality of the Divinity –in the celestial assizes.Hebrews 10:1-2 “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2) For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.”  The New Testamentary economy, unlike the Old Order, cleanses the sin nature thoroughly. Jesus addressed the sin question, solved it once for all and forever when He performed the substitutionary death on the cross.

                Spiritual acquittal and discharge takes place only when one is born again. To be born again, say, with all your heart, this simple prayer:

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

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IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part one)

Jesus at age twelve, in the Jerusalem Temple

1)            Was His Bethlehem procreation His very first time of treading upon the terra firma of Adamic reality? Had He an existence before His birth into the tribe of Judah? Erroneously, Jehovah’s Witnesses sect of Charles Taze Russell’s founding teaches that Christ was the first angelic intelligence of creationism in the person of archangel Michael, quoting 1Thessalonians 4:16 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.” Mohammedan Islamism sees Jesus as one of the myriad holders of the vaticinatory office of Allah. Cerintus, as the mouthpiece of gnostic Docetism, in the days of the Apostles, spread the Satanism of Christ as being just a mere consciousness; the intangibility of which just comes upon whomever it chooses as its receptacle, and goes away after an achieved purpose –e. g. it left Jesus when He died.

How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” [Luke 1:34]

                The protocol of the LORD God, the Bible, disagrees with these errors. So, how is it possible for an earthly being to experience an existentiality before an earthly life of 33 ½ years? It is quite simple!

                We read from the Book of John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  

                Johannine New Testamentary divine inspired of the above has the word ‘beginning’ arche (ar-chee’) meaning: ‘1. (properly abstract) a commencement. 2. (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank); origin.’ Two entities of Divinity have a mention here. They have an existence before creationism, from this biblical documentation. In order of time, place or rank the ‘Word’ of God stands in absolute supremacy. The next word ‘was’, can be en (een’), esan (ee’-san), ete (ee’-te), emen (ee’-men), es (ees’), or estha (ees’-tha) I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ What makes this ‘was’ interestingly worthy of note is its grammatical structure. It is an imperfect tense of eime (be or am), ‘AM’ part of God’s name -I AM.

                ‘Word’, logos (lo’-ğos), is: ‘1. a word, something said (including the thought). 2. (by implication) a saying or expression. 3. (by extension) a discourse (on a topic). 4. (informally) a conversation (on a topic). 5. (thus) a matter. 6. (also) a reasoning (of the mental faculty). 7. (hence) a reason (i.e. a motive).’ Zoe (zō-ee’) is the Greek for ‘life’: ‘1. life (more than merely the present physical or natural life). 2. life-above (above or elevated in relation to the mere physical condition. There may be strong connotations and direct inferences to Spiritual, Kingdom, or Eternal life in certain contexts, but not always. This word deserves special demarcation and attention). 3. epithet of Jesus (John 14:6), the source of life (Col 1:16-17), both of the natural existence and above this mere bodily existence. 4. (Note) The act of genuine, neighborly kindness is an example of living above the mere bodily, flesh-driven existence.  In a lower sense, watching the beauty of a sunset with someone and waiting as the stars appear is also an example.’ What is ‘light’? It is phos (fōs’): ‘luminousness.’

                The Johannine revelation used an imperfect tense ‘was’, classifying the existence of the Logos as an eternal one in the past –that came to no ceasing— that is, before creationism. His existence never came to an end from eternity past even through the creationism. The eternal life essence of Jesus shared zoe with God the Father. Simply put, zoe means ‘God’s kind of life.’ Now, as the Logos, Christ is: ‘the totality of God’s mind, will and thought.’ How can any entity be thus and exist in the classification of an object of creationism? Verse three in its unequivocalness, categorically says “all things were made by him.” If it says, “and without him was not anything made that was made,” does the spirit of limpidity not pour forth the revelatory facticity that nothing, absolutely, did create this enigmatic Personage, Jesus Christ? Can anyone be a life giver and not be God, the blessed Author of creationism? “And the life was the light of men” must of Scriptural necessity take us back to Genesis.

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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O! LUCIFER! [4]

Music: Lucifer’s métier and no doubt Satanism employment.

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4)            Music leadership made you the biggest star of the stars of celestial pomp. To the praise and worship of the Divinity of the Trinity, did you not receive directory manoeuvre, by the Holy Spirit, through the labyrinth treasure of the Logos where you got the true lyrics in the latria of the Most High? How could your universal fame, triggered by the Holy Spirit, in the name of the Christ, make you forget that the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created?” The word ‘workmanship’ is the Hebrew melâ’kâh (mel-aw-kaw’): ‘properly deputyship, that is, ministry; generally, employment (never servile) or work (abstractly or concretely); also property (as the result of labor);’ making this ‘workmanship’ an occupation of a religious business nature.

Lucifer must bow before the throne of JESUS –The Prince of Peace

 Is the One who gave you that employment not the Eternal LORD God? You failed, Lucifer, to understand that the elevation given to you was a gift to a mere object of creationism. You shunned the divine gesture of eternality for a vainglorious apotheosis. You asked for it! That, Lucifer, was absolute stupidity. Is it not the mind of egregious stupidity that dreams of retirement from Jehovah’s business? Jehovah is eternal. You did not want to continue in the use of the tabrets to beat the pulsating drums that sends the empyreal host in spiritual frenzy of stomping dance before the LORD God in worship. You were tired of playing the musical wind instruments of the pipes before the thrice holy God. Loss. Your eternal loss.

12 precious stones of the priesthood

Added to your unequaled dexterity was the preciousness of the awe-inspiring stones of your adornment. This is an unparallelable beauty of creation. You were pulchrified to an astonishing oomph. But for the pride that did ride you like a pony, you could not see that the number ten of the precious stones is of trials. In the starkness of woefulness, Lucifer, you failed; and is the sadness thereof not the eternality of your miserable hellish sentence? Little did you know that the fiery destructiveness of the carbuncle (gem of flaming colour), one of stones that pulchrified you, was the judgemental employment for your disobedience (check the above Ezekiel 12:18).

You probably were of the knowledge that these stones would, one day, adorn the chest of the Aaronic priesthood, ergo, you had been considered a high priest, just like the Christ. Again, Lucifer, wrong and wrong you were. While your ten stones were scattered about you, that of the Aaronic order were in four rows, each of three, totalling twelve, the number of Christ Jesus. The eternality of Christ presupposes that anyone who wants to be like Him must of necessity continue to follow Him all the days of his created life. And that guarantees eternal bliss from the throne of the Rainbow Administration of the Eternal Father. Amen.

The Prince of darkness

Well, you got what the desiderative crave of your evil heart longed after.

The name of the Tyrus king Ethbaal points to Nimrod, the sun god on your satanic behalf. The whole world serves the sun god, Lucifer, the god of this sinful earth. Politicians fall before you to help them to clinch political positions, globally. One day, the ultimate Antichrist will emerge in the power of Satanism. For how long? Seven years, just seven out of eternal years.

Meanwhile your metier, music, is what you continue to use to dominate the life of earthly beings. The entertainment industry which includes music and the movie businesses thrive under the supervision of Satanism –hardly would any Hollywood movie not contain pornographic scenes, and a societal acceptance of homosexuality. Soon, very soon all of this shenanigan will come to a halt. The Lord of creation will descend as echoes the cry of the Church, Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices [Song of Solomon 8:14].

Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. 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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EXISTENTIAL RIGHTEOUSNESS (5)

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5)            Galatians 3:21-23 “Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22) But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23) But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.”

                Jeremiah 23:6 “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Is this verse a pertainment only to the physicality of the Judean of Israel? Certainly not. It pertains more to the Christian than to any race. The name Judah means ‘praise’. Israel means ‘a prince, or better still, a ruler by God’s side’. The Christian is one creation brought into being to offer true praises to the Most High Jehovah. Who are referred to as the spiritual children of God? They are the Christians. 1Peter 2:9-10 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” ‘People’ from this verse is the Greek laos (lah-os’): ‘a tribe, nation, all those who are of the same stock and language.’ Who, therefore, are these Christians? We are the next of kin to the LORD God Almighty. It is on account of this kinship that the Scripture says, Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 4:7).

Jesus is the key to the righteousness of God

                Let us understand what “righteousness which is of God by faith” in Philippians 3:9 is. Romans 10:3 “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Ignorance of scriptural facts leads so many people into believing that their hands and acts will make them righteous before the LORD God. Romans 10:10 reveals, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Believing is an act of faith. The ‘faith’ in this verse is not unconnected with the finished work of Jesus, in His divine bid to save mankind. Faith is the key; inserted into man’s predicament, the key of faith turned, an ignition is in force, and the Holy Spirit perfects the act of faith. Faith in Jesus, when it has to do with salvation comes with a total package which include justification, sanctification, power and righteousness.

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus (1Corinthians 1:30)

                1Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” In this verse we see the First and the Second Members of the Trinity making sure of the actuating the inherent righteousness. Our righteousness leads to other spiritual benefits of the above verse of the Bible. Galatians 2:16, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” Should a verse like this not sum up the whole disquisition? But, unfortunately, many Church people want to prove that they must have a hand in this matter of righteousness which only the Divinity alone bestows.

 The unity of the Divinity consummates creationism

                2Peter 1:1 “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” The righteousness is never our making, God, who fashioned it in our genes, is the One who enhances its ignition. Galatians 4:4-7 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” This is a joint effort of the Trinity: the Lord Jesus, God the Son comes down from heaven to walk, on our behalf, the walk of redemption for us; the Holy Spirit is sent to midwife the regeneration our rebirth; and the end result makes us the heir of God the Father Himself. Ponderous! It speaks of eternality of heirship, most definitely.

                The good Shepherd, as the Eternal LORD, can only wrought an eternally secured salvation (if indeed He is a miracle Worker). Amen. All the Lord God did was to go back to the Eden right standing of Adam, carry out its evocation then wraps it around the redeemed soul, who happened to have it in his genes.

                If the creation of Adam (made from an unconscious gathering of dust) came with the bestowal package of righteousness, which he did nothing to earn, it should follow that the righteousness of his progenies of regeneration, through the sacrificial Lamb of God, cannot be earned as well. In the Eden he fell as the lord of the earth, because he could not save himself, cutting his supposedly immortality short. As a born again Christian, Adam is no longer his own lord, the eternal LORD saved him, bringing him into the eternality of his Divinity and righteous Lordship. Amen.

The Lamb of God

                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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EXISTENTIAL RIGHTEOUSNESS (4)

Man’s toil of righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)

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4)            Unknown to most Christians, as earlier explained, is the egregious anathema of the definition of ‘filthy’ (found in Isaiah 64:6), which is ‛êd (ayd): ‘the menstrual flux (as periodical); by implication (in plural) soiling.’ Beged (behg’-ed) is the Hebrew for ‘rags’ meaning: ‘treachery, deceit; garment, clothing (used indiscriminately).’ It was an unfortunate loss, that Adam plunged humanity into, unquestionably. Disobedient sinfulness eroded Adam’s righteousness, engendering a spiritual spillover of unrighteous existentiality unto every Adamic accouchement. It became extremely difficult for the Adamic nature to please God in this garb of sinfulness. “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven;” explained Jesus in Matthew 5:20.

                But all was not lost, all thanks be to God who bestowed an existential Image of Himself on the day six of Adam’s creation. Man had the eternality of spiritual survival implanted into him, just in case he decides to follow the right path in his future life of sin. Why would God say to the murderous Cain in Genesis 4:7 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door”? The feminine noun, ‘sin’ is regenerative. It is the Hebraic chaṭṭâ’th (khat-taw-aw’): ‘sin offering, sacrifice, expiation.’ And what is ‘lieth’? It is râbats (raw-bats’), meaning: ‘to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal)’; and that was the solution: “bring a sacrifice of a recumbent animal (sheep or goat): and I, the LORD God will forgive you, Cain,” was the divine solution to the sin question. Cain decided not to be a follower of Christ. Doomed, he became, for all eternity.

Purchase of regeneration very, very costly indeed.

                God, as a Businessman, will never lose His capital. He always makes sure of that. He knew that, unlike the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants, some of the Adamic stock would come to Him for salvation. Those ones would ignite the soteriological gene in them, and make their way to the Saviour, Jesus Christ. They will see the Light, after having believed the word of the saving grace. To them is the reservation of celestial regeneration midwifed by God, the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 1:17 “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Where comes the faith? It comes from the Word of God, Jesus Christ. The righteousness bestowed upon Christians does not come as an earned reward from a spiritual toil. Romans 4:6 “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works;” because it is something God decided, based on an act of faith from an individual. “Imputeth’ is the Greek logizomai (log-id’-zom-ahee): ‘to reckon, count, compute, calculate.’ Based on our ‘righteousness,’ impaired by our carnality, it is nothing short of ‘menstrual rags’ as offensive as the fig leaves apparels of Adam and his wife.

Not having mine own righteousness…but that which is through the faith of Christ (Phil. 3:9)

                 “Not having mine own” found in Philippians 3:9 has Scriptural corroboration in Psalms 130:2-4

“Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3) If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4) But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.” God, having walked with Israel, had engendered certain consanguinity. This reality emboldened David to ask for God’s ears. Access granted, an existential righteousness prompts an appeal to the Divinity, and in a so to speak manner, the rhetorical question of the third verse becomes so apropos. Knowing that all was not lost, the sanguinity of the fourth verse is a conclusive facticity.

                Romans 9:29-33, “And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 30) What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31) But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32) Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 33) As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”  What the legalism of the Jewry stance could not achieve is easily accessible to the supposedly hopelessness of the Gentiles: they tread the Scriptural path of faith. While Israel struggles with the mercilessness of the legalistic chambers of Mosaic institution, born again Christians are enjoying the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. A righteousness of faith ignition is the right standing that faith has enabled us to share with the LORD God. Amen.

                Jesus puts it very succinctly in Matthew 9:13 “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”  Temple sacrifices are of the Law, which cannot lead to eternal rest in heaven. The phrase, “which is of the law” from Philippians 3:9 receives corroboration from Galatians 3:10-14, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12) And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14) That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

The Bible insists: no man is justified by the law which has become a curse, when not totally observed; and that the promise of righteousness comes through faith.

                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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