ADAMIC ELEVATION [1]

….and Adam became a living creature of breath (Genesis 2:7)

1)            From the onset of creationism it was nothing short of glaring pellucidity that the Adamic creature would receive providential abundance. It was clear that God did pamper Adam with the sanctified justification of regeneration. This one would be quite different from the creativity that went into the making of the empyreal angelic hosts. He is different from the making of the beings that became demons – for their alignment with Satanism in the aftermath of Lucifer’s leading of the angelic conflict. Out of Adam is raised the glorious species called Christians. Hallelujah!

                Was Adam not a lifeless heap of dust? The scoop that was contained in the creative cupped of the Creator’s hands was a lifeless clayey stuff: dead at the point of contact. The minute the heap of dust received a sparge mixture in the Creator’s sculptural creativity it was clear that zoe kind of life was about to be invested in this dead heap of Adam. What is Adam? It is the Hebraic âdâm (aw-dawm’) -mankind- which comes from its root âdam (aw-dam’): ‘ruddy: from the native colour of the earth.’ If Adam was brought out from the deadness of the redness of its nativity (the soil), and was first sculptured into a lifeless, likeness of the Creator, it was clear that God was dealing with a dead situation.

Let us make man. And Christ made Adam.

                Then it occurred: the unbelievable miracle. The LORD God joined Himself to the dead situation, embraced the piece of sculptural work, and personally breathed into it, not one life but two lives. Astounding! Unbelievable! God was about to create someone who would receive divine pamper. “Adam, I will pamper you. Sin a million times and I will continue to forgive you,” that was the breath God ventilated into Adam – to humiliate Lucifer. Adam became God’s most precious possession of creationism.

                This is the first time Adam’s elevation becomes a revelation: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). The lifeless mass of Adam – as purely work of art – lay on the ground. If God did not go any further in His creativity, Adam would have been nothing but a sculptural masterpiece to adorn the Eden Garden aesthetically. The divine breath of Jehovah engendered a metamorphosis unknown to scientific calculation.

The sculptural piece of art became a living soul

                The clayey stuff changed, internally, into heart, lungs, kidneys, intestines et cetera, et cetera. The newly developed veins began to receive a flow of scarlet fluid of life. His eyes popped opened and they saw, for the first time, the Creator; and he knew without being verbally told that Adam was beholding his Maker. He rose up from the initial dead situation of dust-mass. This Adam received elevation among several mass of earth. While other masses of dust remained lying lifelessly, Adam, the man of God’s creation stood up, a living entity. Amen.   

Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” (Genesis 3:11)

                He and his wife, Adam the female, were wanting for nothing good for them. Then one day, unfortunately, they became sin stained – ready to be thrown into annihilation. They deserved, according to the law, to die; but unknown to them, the grace of God was about to be showered on them. Instead of sentencing them to an early death, two lambs of their domestic rear were made to be sentenced to a substitutionary death for them. Animals of sinlessness became the victims of Adamic culpability. The sacrifice brought back their lost lives.

                And the legality involvement stems from the two breathed lives into Adam. From the Hebraic point of couch, it reads, ‘breath of lives’ – animal and intellectual lives. Lucifer knew what button of punch manipulability to strike to appeal to the animalistic nature of Adam. The thing is that God created an Adamic entity whom He had decided, long before his creation, to forgive, ergo, Adam must possess an intellectual life, able to reason with his Creator. Breathed into Adam were the soul and spirit; the soul is the seat of his carnal emotionalism while the spirit is Adamic rendezvous with the Holy Spirit. At the fall he died spiritually. God was actually ready for that unfortunate eventuality – the Creator killed animals to sustain his life till the substitutionary death of Golgotha.

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7)

                Adam was made – truth be told – to put paid to the spiritual invasion of Satanism. That explains the rationale behind God’s personal attention when it came to the creation of man. Jehovah did not only make physical contact of sculptural artistry, He moved physically, with the wind of change in His holy mouth, and poured it into the Adamic work of art, probably yet to lose its sparge, through its nose. Adam is God’s personal issue. It, I believe, should still be under the influence of the sparge: for water is an emblem of the Holy Spirit. Out of Adam came, by the Incarnation of the Christ, the Redeemer of Adamic fall.

Adamic elevation must show forth praises of Him – the Creator.

                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!”      

(…to be continued…)

OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [nine]

(…continues from part eight…)

9)            Last of all let me use the Personage of the Word of God as the one to learn obedience and submission. Jesus. He is the perfection of humility. God does not get Himself bound by His word because the word is greater than His divine Being, as the logical reasoning of humanity will weakly allow in the heart. God binds Himself by His word so that man will learn to humble his own intelligence before God. Jehovah God and His Word are one and the same. Finding Himself in the likeness of an Adamic creature, Jesus Christ won the heart of humanity as the quintessence of submissiveness in obedience. At age twelve, even though Mary and Joseph made the mistake of not making sure that Jesus was going home with them before embarking on the journey of days, and for the fact that it was made crystal clear that the One they were dealing with is the only begotten Son of God, Jesus, the Bible says, “And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart” (Luke 2:51). Jesus taught the Church submission, Who first brought Himself under subjection. The word ‘subject’ is hupotassō (hoop-ot-as’-so) which I have earlier defined as: ‘subordinate’ or in case of the wife, ‘package yourself very well and place it under your husband.’

                Spirit beings of foulness are not unaware of the Person of Jesus whom we think is just an ordinary person. Matthew 8:29 “And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?” They know what we do not know: that this Jesus Christ is the ultimate Judge of the empyreal assizes. Another recording of His personality is seen in Luke 4:33-34 “And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, 34) Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.” Who is this Holy One of God? He is the Person of Daniel 9:24 “most Holy” couch. Jesus, the Messiah, is the antitype to the holy of holies part of the Temple. He is the One to be consecrated as the blessed Lord, the Holy one of Israel; the Prophet, Priest and King of mankind.

The daughter of Jairus

                Possessing these quiddities of Divinity Jesus did not wait till He was called before going out to preach the word of God. He was ready to visit the house of the centurion, even if he had not exhibited great faith. Humility. To prove that He meant really to enter into their abodes, the man whose twelve years old girl needed divine attention led Him to his house. The Creator was in their home and they knew it not. Was He not the Lord and Master of His disciples? When it dawned on Thomas that the One whose vaticinatory asseveration spread throughout the Scriptures stood before him after His resurrection, he could not help in his famous exclamatory words of John 20:28 “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.”

“…that ye should do as I have done to you…” [John 13:15]

                This same Jesus had humbly performed the duty of a servant which the ethical upbringing of Peter found quite objectionable. John 13:5-15 v.5) “After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.6) Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? V.8) Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. 12-15) So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13) Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. 14) If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15) For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” The humility lesson stuck: for they had learned from the Master.”

He is despised and rejected of men [Isaiah 53:3]

                How could the Creator of the world bend so low? How could He offer Himself for the substitutionary death to engender the workability of the soteriological cause? Obedience to the cause of salvation and total submission to the will of the Godhead made it possible. Philippians 2:5-11 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  9) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10) That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

“I am Alpha and Omega” [Revelation 1:8]

                Jesus was essentially equal to the Father. Just as the First Member of the Godhead is God the Father, Jesus is called the everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6). The Father is All-powerful. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8). The Father is All-knowing; and Jesus? He is the person of Colossians 2:2-3 “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Jesus knows everything – having hid in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge – a sole attribute of the Divinity. Is the Eternal Father omnipresent? Yes. Jesus is physically present with us spiritually. Matthew 18:19-20 “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20) For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Millions, in different places, across the globe do pray every second. If Jesus is ever present among every praying group, is He not omnipresent? Selah!

Christ has always been the Old Testamentary LORD God 

                 The man Jesus is different from the Christ. Christ has always been. Jesus began His life in the matrix of Mary. The Incarnation engendered the hypostatic union; which is the compound of God and man, such that the man becomes eternally fused into the Godhead. This is the most astounding miracle. Jesus allowed the will of Christ to prevail; consequently, Jesus never committed one single sin all His earthly days. Jesus has blissfully formed an unalterable compound with the Christ. He earned it through obedience and submission.     

                Say this prayer, meaning it 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 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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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [seven]

(…continues from part six…)

7)            Hebrews 13:17 “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” This is why we should, after having criticized our leaders constructively, obey them, pray for them, and do everything in order not to have any ill feeling towards them. If they choose never to do the will of the Creator who puts them there, that will be their problems.

                James 3:3 “Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.” Doing the bidding of its master is the worth of the domestic animals, the horse inclusive. To ensure the obedience of the horse we apply the use of bridles for effective control. It must be controlled if it is going to be useful. To be useful to the cause of Jehovah, what did He do? He gave us some ‘dos’ and ‘do nots’. Even in man’s perfection of Adamic state – before the fall –, he had to abide by certain rules. In our fallen state what do we need? More rules to perfect our paths of righteousness, of course. Obedience is the key to Godly life.

                1Peter 1:22 “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:” to keep the tempter at bay. We do have lots of obedient acts to perform – all contained in the holy writ. 1Peter 3:1 “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;” which is not difficult to perfect: for the wives do have a perfection of a pattern in a great woman, Abraham’s wife. 1Peter 3:6 “Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” You cannot be the daughter of Sarah if you neglect your submissive duties to your own husbands. Satan will do everything to make it difficult for the woman to show Godly obedience to her husband. He was the evil one who derailed the first woman of Eden. The woman was the first to have acquired knowledge of good and evil. The satanic slant is still with the woman; she would like to exercise that evil proclivity.

                1Peter 4:17 “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” Afflictive decisions await even the Church of God for improper teaching of the word of God. Did the risen Christ not promise to remove non-burning candles which were indicative of non-complying churches? If God would not spare people of His sanctuary, how worse is to be expected of unregenerate souls? Tragedy. But, the Christian is a blessed soul. The Christian’s life, knit with that of God the Father, is constantly watched over by the divinity of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ, the Author of our salvation: all because we have chosen to obey the eternal word of God, the Creator. Amen.

And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering

                We can learn from those who obeyed and submitted to the will of God.

                Abel. Genesis 4:3-4 “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4) And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:” Cain, the first born of humanity, decided to act the way he deemed fit. He forsook the instruction of God as passed to him by his father, the progenitor of the entire mankind, Adam. Divine forgiveness is perfected only by blood, so, God told Adam after He Himself had killed two sacrificial animals to save them from death to do the same, periodically. Abel heeded this instruction of blood sacrifice. He came before the LORD God with a sheep, the blood of which God used to cleanse Abel of his sins, just the same way Jesus would come to do a once-and-for-all substitutionary death for all mankind. Abel keyed into the futuristic finished work of the cross of Calvary. He, by his obedience, accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour. Faith in the word of God and the attendance obedience goes a long way to please God eternally, sometimes without one knowing it.

I give unto you power to tread on serpents

                Say this prayer, meaning it 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 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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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [three]

“And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go?

(…continues from part two…)

3)            The Creator of the marriage institution is the only One who can help maintain this institution. We understand that the Woman was the first to dip her life into sin; it will not be easy for her who first walked into the evil way to practise humility. One of the chief reasons why affine establishments go awry is the inability of the woman to submit her personality to the man. Unfortunately, most wives do not realize that the husband is the representative of Christ in that marriage – disrespect to husband is disobedience to the God of creation.     

Marital rift comes from disobedience to the express word of God.

                Hebrews 13:17 “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” The heads of governmental institutions are scripturally said to be ‘ministers’ of God. Diakonos (d̮iy-a’-ko-nos) is the Greek for ‘minister’ found in Romans 13:4, meaning, ‘1. an attendant, a servant. 2. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties). 3. (specially) a male Christian serving in a specific function and post (i.e. tending the widows and the poor, teaching, pastoring, etc).’

                The same ‘ministers’ in Romans 13:6 is leitourgos (lei-tour-ğos’) ‘1. a public servant, i.e. a functionary in the Temple or Gospel. 2. (genitive case) a worshipper (of God) or benefactor (of man).’ Whether they believe in the finished work of Jesus, making them born again Christians or not, they are working for God in governance. God had good reasons to get the likes of Adolf Hitler, who started the Second World War, Idi Amin, the terrorizing President of Uganda, Vladmir Putin, who unleashed an unwarranted annihilating war on Ukraine, Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus, Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64 A.D.) but the Roman Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68), and many others will, one day, answer to the ultimate Judge, Jehovah God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

                James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Yielding to God is an engenderment of humility on the part of the submitter. The truth of scriptural protrusion here is that having yielded to the Most High, a resisting strength against the Devil – that leaves the evil one fleeing from you – becomes practically inevitable. It is for the indoctrination of humility that saw Jesus, the Lord of lords, at His incarnation, walked lowly strides of earthly sojourn. 1Peter 5:5, “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” Submission, a cousin to meekness, leads one to pious disposition of humility, ergo, a teachable spirit. The spirit of righteous docility is evidently in friendship with the Divinity. An imperious soul is, indubitably, in direct enmity with the LORD God.

Obey:

                What is obedience? It is simply doing what one is told to do. Obedience, which is not, in anyway, an allusion to a namby-pamby disposition, is a breeder of trust and eirenic coexistence. Obedience must flow from a volitionary heart: which does not do so just to cringe for a favourable conditionality.

Genesis 22:18 “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” The word ‘obeyed’ is shama` (shaw-mah’) in Hebrew meaning: ‘to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc).’ Abraham was blessed by God.

“…for now I know that thou fearest God” [Genesis 22:12]

                What did Abraham do to be so blessed? His acquiescent disposition to God’s direction and the unprecedented sacrificial task earned him the father of faith and through his seed the whole world is soteriologically blessed. By giving up Isaac, his only son, having sent away Hagar and Ishmael, Isaac’s half-brother, Abraham had set up the possibility of the ultimate sacrifice of the Golgotha cross – without which Jesus would not have received the legitimate pattern to die for the world. Without the crucifixion of the Lamb of God there could not be the salvation of one soul. Abraham’s obedience to God’s word made it possible for God to provide His own eternal Son for the perfect sacrifice. Amen.

For disobedience Pharaoh perished, pursuing Israel.

                Exodus 5:2 “And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.” Pharaoh of Egypt refused an intelligent understanding of Jehovah’s word. Pharaoh rejected the eternal direction of God, and what was the outcome? Pharaoh perished. Is it not stupefying, reading of Pharaoh’s bent on thwarting God’s plan for Israel, Jehovah’s professed firstborn? One of the established facts of Satanism is the blockage of the victim’s heart from practising the fear of Jehovah. Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” Pharaoh had his heart turned to imperviousness that disallows the permeation of godliness.

                Say this prayer, meaning it 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 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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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [two]

God spoke directly to the hearing of Israel.

(…continues from part one…)

2)            Psalm 68:30 “Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.” This psalmodic exaltation, sung on Davidic harp, commences with the first verse: “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him” [Psalm 68:1]. David got this from the Mosaic “Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee” [Numbers 10:35]. Like Moses, King David is invoking the conquering presence of his God to reprimand the world powers for taking sides with the Antichrist. The ‘spearmen’ are Arabs and Egyptians. The empire of Rome is the bestial bulls of the Antichrist, the beast from the bottom of the waters. It will take the bestiality of unregenerate hordes of calves known of arrogance of powerful nations to stand in defiance of the word of God. Unbelieving nations must be brought to their knees and be subject to the submission that will lead to submitting their substances to the King of kings, Jesus Christ. 

                Psalm 81:15 “The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.” Failure to be humbled before the thrice holy God brings a curse on a person’s life. Rejection of the Most High culminates in not partaking in the eventual blissful life in heaven. God wants to bless mankind with angelic life; that is the reason for His insistence on man’s submission to Him. 1Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”  True love must be an attraction of submissiveness. The word ‘love’ in this verse is agapao (a-ğa-paō’): ‘to love (in a social or moral sense).’ The requirement of obedience seen in the appropriateness of love is evinced in the words of Jesus found in John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”  Submission to God’s will comes with an unimaginability of eternal blissfulness.

“…through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ…”

                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.” Paul, in this verse, accuses the Jews of voluntarily ignoring God’s only plan of salvation, found only in Jesus Christ. Christ, appropriately, is the true righteousness of God, who is Himself deity according to Peter. 2Peter 1:1-2 “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: 2) Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” to whom the Jews have refused to submit. The true Greek rendition of “through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” is in this wise: “in the knowledge of our God and Saiviour, Jesus Christ” or “in the righteousness of Him who is (at once) our God and (our) Saviour, Jesus Christ.” Jesus Christ, grammatically, is in apposition to ‘God and our Saviour’. Not submitting to Jesus is tantamount to showing disrespect to God the Father. How I know this is of the Scriptural, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30), where the neuter ‘one’ is the Greek heis (hice) meaning: ‘one or essence’. Christ and the Eternal FATHER are of the same essence of Divinity.

                1Corinthians 16:16 “That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.” Paul enjoins the Church to submit to the authorities of Timothy and the family of Stephanas who were workers in the Church vineyard. They operate under the leadership of Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ and to reject them is a rejection of the Person of Jesus, the Saviour. For submissiveness to be apropos it must undergo Christ acclimatisation. Scriptural submission must be a certification of biblical couch. 

                Ephesians 5:21, “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” This Pauline verse teaches humility among children of God. This submission finds itself in the locational sphere of reverence to the word of God. It is not borne out of guileful pleasing art. Colossians 3:18 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” Two things, I have always maintained, are the solutions to a successful marriage. The husband must love his wife; and the wife is scripturally expected to submit to her husband. ‘Submit’ in Greek is hupotasso (hï-po-tas’-sō): ‘1. to subordinate. 2. (reflexively) to obey.’ This Greek word comes from two roots of hupo (hï-po’) prep. ‘1. under. 2. (of place, genitive) beneath;’ and tasso (tas’-sō): ‘to arrange in an orderly manner.’ When you put hupotasso together what it says to the wife is: ‘package yourself very well and place it under your husband.’ The husband is the head of the family. The Greek for ‘head’ is kephale (ke-fa-lee’), meaning ‘the head (as the part most readily taken hold of); origin and source.’

He rose for our justification

Say this prayer, meaning it 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 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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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [one]

Jesus endured all the throes to engender the consummation of salvation (Hebrews 5:9)

1)            God’s protocol, the Bible, lays huge emphasis on obedience and submission. While obedience is a tug at man’s audibility to God’s express command, submission is an establishment of gregarious norm towards the LORD’s satisfaction. God’s obedience-demand is not borne out of the dictates of despotism. God is too good, too great, too holy and too powerful to be treated with a smidgeon of disobedience. He is the Creator of anything found in existence. The LORD God is the Owner of all beings, without Him nothing comes to fructification. It truly amounts to egregious barbarity for anyone just merely to allow the thought of disobedience to Jehovah to cross his mind. Submission to Him is to believe in His Divinity and His eternal suzerainty over His creation. The gospel truth is that, obedience to the word of God gives abundant favour to mankind.    

Submit:

                This is the first time the word ‘submit’ is used in the Bible “And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands” (Genesis 16:9). ‘Submit’ in this verse is `anah (aw-naw’): ‘1. to depress. 2. to humble (oneself). 3. to publicly humble another (i.e. chastise). 4. to intimately humiliate (a euphemism for forced sexual intercourse, rape).’ Properly, the first and second definitions are intended for Hagar towards her mistress, Sarai, the wife of Father Abram. Domineering proclivity of Satanism ordered the ungodly strides of mankind the moment the woman stretched forth her disobedient fingers to pluck from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Being the first to digest the philosophy of Lucifer, she had lost the divine ethics of submissiveness.

the woman sawgood for food, pleasant to the eyes,be desired wise, she tookand did eat

                Satan the Devil knew what he was aiming at when he goaded the woman to be the first to oppugn God’s word. Lucifer knew that by sowing views of divergency his anarchical intent would fructify. The minute a divergent view becomes a belief, the heart of its containerization puffs, having received the yeast of pollutive spread. Hagar suddenly found herself wearing the same sandals as her mistress the very moment she was given the legitimacy of sleeping with the lord and husband of her mistress. Sooner than later she hit the social jackpot. She was with a child, the child of none other personage than the great Abraham! Hagar saw herself as the mother of Abraham’s heir! She forgot where she was picked from. Hagar forgot the legality of Sarah’s ownership of her person. All that Satanism made her understood was her Gibraltar-like foothold she stood to have in Abraham’s household for giving him the heir Sarah could not produce all those decades of conjugation. 

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Cast out this bondwoman (Hagar) and her son (Ishmael).

                What played out in Eden assumed an encore of Satanism in the heart of Hagar. Submission is alien to a bodacious heart. It was quite unfortunate that Hagar would allow Lucifer to play his game of contumacious evil in her being. Unfortunately also, Hagar did not impress on her son, Ishmael, what the angel of God instructed her to do in order to enjoy God’s protection. I cannot find it anywhere in the Biblical documentation of Hagar’s apologetic words concerning the Mosaic couch of Genesis 21:9-10 “And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10) Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.”

Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands

                Psalm 66:3 “Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.” This Psalm exhorts the reader to exalt the LORD God with this song. The word ‘terrible’ is yare’ (yaw-ray’): ‘1. to fear. 2. (morally) to revere. 3. (causative) to frighten.’ The portrayal of ‘awe’ is what ‘terrible’ is intended to reverentially impress in the mind of the worshipper of the Hebrew God. The word ‘greatness’ is the Hebraic rob (roɓe), meaning: ‘abundance (in any respect);’ and `oz (oze) or `owz (oze) [fully] is the Hebrew for ‘power’ meaning: ‘strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise).’ An uncanny consuming mixture of wonder, fear and deep reverence is what strikes you when you come to an understanding of Jehovah’s greatness. Your knees will, without being told, bend before His Majestic presence. You reverence God, truly, not out of the fear one exhibits at the ominous sight of a poisonous debilitation of a black mamba or the ferociousness of a lion, but out of absolute respect.

The Household Of God Church, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Say this prayer, meaning it 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 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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FREE MORAL AGENCY [6]

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6)            Dirty politicking: Nero, a Roman emperor, long before whom was Nimrod and Pharaoh; Adolf Hitler, Sani Abacha, Muhammadu Buhari, Idi Amin, and a host of political leaders have engaged in dirty politics. Find out how they became the wielder of the reins of governmental clutch that they would rather die than relinquish. They had dined with the Devil himself, who had thrust the power of Satanism into their hands. Occasionally they must renew the sacrificial stance of that which bonds them to the worship of Satan. They belong to various local and international cultic covens. The Bible says that governmental leaders are ministers of the Most High God, but, they wilfully decide to give their allegiance to the god of this world, Lucifer, the fallen angel, who is going to be the father of the ultimate Antichrist.

Cain: the first to be guilty of murder.

                Irresponsible use of your free moral agent existence weakens the acquisition of celestial citizenry crowns. What do you think God was giving a clear asseveration of, when He told mankind through Adam, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17)? What one eats serves as the vehicular machinery of nutritional growth. Jesus is known as the Manna from heaven. Matthew 26:26 “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.”

“Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice” [Exodus 19:19].

                John 6:49-60, “Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50) This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51) I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 52) The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54) Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55) For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58) This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59) These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60) Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?”

Thou mayest freely eat – Genesis 2:16

                The eating in Eden is both physical and spiritual. So, what is God making known to them? “You do whatever is right in your eyes as far as My Word allows you;” the LORD God asseverates, “and after your life on earth, you will come to Me;” God went on, “then it will be time for judgment;” is the Creator’s conclusion.

                Many pastors, evangelists, born again Christians will lose crowns. Many husbands will have to contend with being under the leadership of their earthly wives or children. Crowns of good works determine the hierarchy of empyreal citizenry. Some pastors, who cannot do without engaging in certain vices like sexual immorality, will serve under their church members. It will not be painful an experience to find one in, but, what is sown is what is reaped. You will not wallow in shame, but, your official celestial status, which is dependent on the good things you do now as a Christian either places you lower or much lower than some people if you allow yourself to be dominated by sensual propensity.

           None will be plunged into slavery of any kind, but you will be low in the new world to come for all eternity. Imagine what the Creator’s elevation of a born again Christian will amount to in heaven before we come to spend the rest of eternity on earth? No one elects anyone into such celestial offices; none will ever be made to lose that office. It is eternally a bestowal of the Divinity. It will be mind-blowing. Let you be warned of the glory of eternal greatness, found nowhere else but in heaven.       

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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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FREE MORAL AGENCY [5]

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5)            The occult lean of your initiation directs you to eliminate the forces against your own cult. A good example is the Black Axe Cult (Nigerian) of your baptism. The lean of cultism has continued to force professionals of the entertainment industry, globally, to join the Illuminati – or be painfully unknown career wise. The mother of all cultism of Satanism, believed to be of the Freemasonry, continues to ask you to expend your free moral agent endowment on the participatory initiation of its organizational arcanum, if you must be reckoned with, in every sphere of this world’s engagement. The next thing you have always done is to carry out the executions, leaving no trace of your blood shedding evil. I know what is says in 2Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

Jihadism is Islamic righteous annihilation

                Why would someone say, “Jihadic execution of non-practising Muslims is Allah’s commission to righteous followers of Muhammadanism?” Globally, Jihad kills and continues to assassinate people who will not chant, “Allahu Akbar! And Muhammad is His prophet!” In the hand of Islamic jihadism is a lethal weapon. If he is a free moral agent, then that bestows the power of killing, in the name of Allah, to him. Of Muhammadan jihadism is the hadith couch of Sunan Abu Dawood, Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad) Book 15, Hadith 56, “Narrateded ‘Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (pbuh) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.”

Islam directs fervent Muslims to expend free moral agency on jihadic expeditions.

                In another hadith it says in Sahih al-Bukhari, Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad) Book 56, Hadith 2 “Narrated ‘Ibn `Abbas: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said, “There is no Hijra (i.e. migration) (from Mecca to Medina) after the Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and good intention remain; and if you are called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.” Yet in another documentation of Sahih Muslim, The Book on Government Book 33, Hadith 175, it reads, “Narrated ‘It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Sa’id Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said (to him): Abu Sa’id, whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Mubammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise. He (Abu Sa’id) wondered at it and said: Messenger of Allah, repeat it for me. He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!” As unambiguous as the Islamic hadith points out, “Jihad is the way of Allah.”

                Jihadism of Islamic religion is taken very seriously. Sunan an-Nasa’i, The Book of Jihad Book 25, Hadith 108 “Narrated ‘It was narrated that Anas said: “The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ‘Strive in Jihad with your hands, your tongues and your wealth.'” [1] [1] See 3098.” With these Islamic directions why would there not be ready human tools to flex the muscles of religious freedom of moral agency? So, these quoranic directions have terribly birthed Boko Haram of Nigeria, Isis of the Middle East, Al-Qaeda of global strength and many others which have aided terrorism of Satanism.

                Prostitution: In very high demand is the sex trade. I have always made the asseveration of the fact that we live, currently, in the world of sex.

                It suddenly dawns on the woman, from unbelievable expensive gifts and huge cash deposits her femininity attracts, that her body is truly endowed with money making venture. In prostitution she believes, and in that she has got a stupendous paying job. And lo and behold a professional harlotry is hatched in this lady who sees absolutely nothing wrong with the use of her free moral agency to service men’s outrageous sexual urge.

                 Accuse a lot of Yoruba womenfolk of harlotry, and what is their defence? “Every childbearing female is a prostitute: for she goes through the process of coition to get herself pregnant.” Prostitution has always been a glamourized business. What did Tamar do to force Judah to reckon with her membership of the Jewish people? She wisely covered herself in the garb of prostitution (Genesis 38:13-26). The Hebrew for Tamar is tâmâr (taw-mawr’), meaning ‘palm-tree,’ it is a metaphor for ‘uprightness’ and ‘flourishment’. There is not a doubt that prostitution is a global trade of rapid flourishment. The prostitute has always held her head, uprightly, high in society. Madness!

Samson ended his life tragically

                Judah, the fourth son of Israel, is the father-in-law to Tamar, who got Judah to be trapped in this web of prostitution. Jacob, also called Israel by God, had at least a son, a grown up son, involved in prostitution. Samson the great had serious, unwise dealings with prostitutes. Who offered protection to the two Israelites on a Jewish espionage to Jericho, was it not Rahab, a respected prostitute? There are enough Scriptures to prove that prostitution actually began in Nod, the city of Enoch, East of Eden, where Cain dwelt, as the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants. Well, that probably explains why prostitution is seen as the world’s oldest profession.

                Armed robbery: Well-armed, the robbery business is so dreadful that people do what is asked of a robbery gang. Robbers believe that societal breakdown is the cause for joblessness. A gun wielding miscreant could be under drug influence, hence, he should not be argued with. Prostitutional smear on free moral agency will account for delving into armed robbery as a job, indeed, for millions of humans. The power flow from the lethality of the robbery weaponry pushes them to go another step of dastardliness – raping robbery victims sexually; wickedly raising bastards.

Eve: the first to misuse her Adamic free moral agency

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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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FREE MORAL AGENCY [4]

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4)            The subtlety of Satanism sneaked evil appeal into man’s management of his free moral agency. It never strikes man that he is so precious to his Maker; an envious Devil is also after his life only to make nonsense of God’s creation.

                The Devil does not rest when it comes to evil missions. He gave man the option to choose an evil conjugal relationship with the fallen angels. The resultant evil effect was the half-human half-angelic progeny of Satan’s angels. Their offspring became giants, men of renown – to entrench occultism. The excogitation of Satanism was simply to populate the earth with spiritual freaks that would cause so much pollution to make the incarnation of the Christ an impossibility. 

King David

                Against sound advice of 2Samuel 24:3, “And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?” David would definitely pursue the dictates of his whim. And because the king was bent on perfecting the craving of his heart, “Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel” (2Samuel 24:4). King David had his way.

                God too must have His way. “And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. 11) For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, 12) Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 13) So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 14) And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man” (2Samuel 24:10-14).

Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” [Luke 22:48]

                Did Pharaoh not see all the signs of absolute inability to fight the LORD God of Israel? He chose wrongly. Why did Moses, the leader, priest and prophet of Israel not go to the Promised Land? Most times God will not come personally to stop you from the mismanagement of your free moral agency. He created you. He put His fear in you, expecting you to comply with what is right. In every individual’s heart is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The Creator is waiting for you at the end to face His judgment.

The evil of man’s heart is free choice of humanity

                Many saved souls will be astonished at the score cards of their free moral agency of earthly existence. The actuality of free moral agency tends to push one into a lethargic state of spiritual functionality. Believing that he can get away with some sins – after all Adam and Eve did make it to heaven eventually – man wants to taste of some forbidden fruits. One prayer of forgiveness, that is all he needs, and those spiritual misdemeanours are struck out of his dark accounts. Throwing caution to the winds, children of God begin to cut unscriptural corners of Satanism to book a majestic seat of financial autonomy – counting billions in monetary value aided by the altar of ungodly ritualism –, birthed in the oven of a sworn Mammonite. Promoted by the god of this sinful world, Lucifer, the ill-gotten wealth, however, forms a frown on the holy visage of the Most High; and most despicably, they make themselves to feel satisfied paying tithes on an ill-gotten wealth.

                More often than not, with wealth in his clutch, as an army of ants busy itself around sugar, so a bevy of beauties of Eve descent swarm around the nouveau riche. Formication becomes a sporting relish. Taste sex once and you are satanically hooked for good, care having been flung aside. You will not see it as an egregious lasciviousness. The blinding god of this world constantly makes you view it as a consensus act. You will hear yourself saying, “It has always been a serial harmony-sweetened understanding of coition.” It will never occur to you that you have often used your status and the power of your money to force these vulnerable ladies unto their coitus knees.

King David’s free moral agency chose adultery

                And sooner than expected of a Christian, your concupiscent degeneration will be telling the beautiful catch, “Give what you have – your luscious body – to get what I have – my cash.” The freedom of your moral agency does not support giving, especially a lady, without an attached string of behind-closed-door physicality. What makes you promote the philosophy of ‘nothing goes for nothing’ attitude is the immoral slant that has continued to ride you as a free moral agent. You know that your money can easily subvert the civil case against you. So, to work you have always gone. Every judge and every prosecuting attorney was treated with huge bribery; every case is won.

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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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3)            The subtlety of Satanism has sneaked an evil appeal into man’s management of his free moral agency. His first ever words of Scriptural documentation was laden with subtle evil appeal aimed at encouraging the misuse of moral agency. He asked in Genesis 3:1 “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” And when Lucifer told the unsuspecting Woman, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” of Genesis 3:5, she was being bewitched to misuse her free moral agency. Unfortunately, the woman capitulated. Sad.

                The Devil does not rest when it comes to going on his evil missions. He saw another target of corruption. Lucifer told him, “You don’t need to be tied to your old Dad; you are free to choose what you want; you are created a free moral agent. Break away from him and I will make you the priest, the progenitor and lord of your own people.” Cain nodded in agreement and helped Lucifer in an orchestrated stroll of perversion into free moral agency. Noah? You should know that you are free to go into vineyard planting. But your free moral agency does not support debauchery. Noah, you missed it when you chose to be led to drink a bit so much. 

“…from the roof he saw a woman washing herself” [2Samuel 11:2]

                As much as God had allowed you to marry as many women you choose albeit not morally okay, why must you take the only wife of Uriah, one of your superpatriotic soldiers? David listened to the Devil; he paid dearly for perverting the endowment of God’s free moral agent phenomenon. Ahab had the freedom of choice, but Scriptural veridicality frowns ominously on Baal worship; and Israel wallowed in spiritual darkness all the twenty-two years of the reigning days of King Ahab, the husband of Jezebel, the head priestess of Baal worship in Israel. Jezebel should not have been married to Ahab in the first place because God had told Israelites not to marry strangers because they would infect them with idol worship.

                There lived a man. He was the strongest in human history. God made him so. He was the Judge of Israel, given the responsibility of the highest Jewish political office of his time. But Samson chose an uncouth brashness and a penchant for illicit amatorial propensity. Foolishness resides, as a matter of fact, in man. It is the responsibility of man, no doubt, to jettison the evil appeal of concupiscent crave.

Moses the prophet

                Pharaoh dared the Most High thinking he could misuse his moral agency with impunity. He perished. Why did Moses, the first Judge, leader, priest and prophet of Israel not go to the Promised Land? This is what the Bible says. Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. 52) Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel [Deuteronomy 32:51-52]. What was Moses’ free moral offence? It is found in Numbers 20:10-12 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11) And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12) And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

Judas Iscariot made satanic use of his free moral agency (30 pieces of silver)

                Was Judas Iscariot stopped from his corrupt practices? John 13:21 “When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.” In another place, it says, “The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born. [Mark 14:21]. Judas had more than enough warning. John 13:26-27 “Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27) And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” This is how guilty we are before the LORD God, Who has given us everything we need to succeed as free moral agents. How guilty was Judas? John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; Judas misused an opportunity to please his Creator.

                Most times God will not come personally to stop you from the mismanagement of your free moral agency. He created you. He put His fear in you, expecting you to comply with what is right. In every individual’s heart is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The Creator is waiting for you at the end – to face His judgment.

                Each one of Vladimir Putin, Ibrahim Babangida, Adolf Hitler, Muhammadu Buhari, Idi Amin, Emperor Nero (political leaders), Delilah and Jezebel used his or her endowed free moral agency as he or she deemed fit, albeit, wrongly. After all said and done it will be God’s judgment seat that everyone has to face. Be wise. Be a good moral agent.

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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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