IS THE LORD GOD THE AUTHOR OF MORAL EVIL? (two)

God is irreproachable of Adamic fall

(Continued from part one…)

2)            “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” [James 1:17]. Evil does not emanate from God. Remember that at the end of every day of creation God’s assessment was “good.” And a basking in the euphoria of divine accomplishment was the well-deserved rest of the first seventh day of this present world. The book of James 1:14 explains that, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” The words ‘drawn away’ is exelkō (ex-el’-ko): ‘to drag forth, that is, (figuratively) to entice (to sin).’ Man, not God, is the true author of his evil predicament. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” [Romans 6:23].

                Life eternal, ‘zoe’ in Greek, is attributable to God. The only way God can serve a death penalty is by a creative act of bârâ’ (create or call forth out of nothing). Evil is absolutely alien to God’s characteristic goodness. Death hides nowhere in Him, in whom was life; the life of which was the light of men [John 1:4]. God is the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world [John 1:9]. God definitely tries people; but He does not tempt anyone into destruction. James 1:13, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.” While (from the Apostle’s teaching) the ‘temptation’ of verse 12 is peirasmos (pi-ras-mos’) –in this context- it is: ‘an experiment, attempt, trial, a putting to proof (by experiment [of good]),’ the ‘tempted’ of the 13th verse is: peirazō (pi-rad’-zo): ‘entice i.e. solicitation (to sin).’ Apostle James wants us to understand that peirasmos is a probatory act allowed by God for a reward e.g. Abraham and his trials (not temptations). Trials are meant to bring out the Godly best out of you, in the final analysis. Peirazō of verse 13, i.e., an enticement to sin, is never in God’s character. He will not bring an ineludible necessity to sinning on you. He will never be an accessory to any spiritual crime. Amen!

            Islam believes that the deterministic proclivity of God’s creationism had made Him to pen down what will eventuate in the life of every individual –destiny, they call it. The first question engendered by this belief is, were you there when the Creator was doing that (documentational preparation of your future earthly life)? Was anybody aware of it when an unpalatable omen was scribbled against his –about to live– life? Why would God decide that a particular man, before his parturition, must die peacefully; but for this woman before she was born, was tagged with a fatal death? Childlessness for some; others must live impecunious lives and die so. Whimsically giddy. God is not sadistic: for that is what necessitarianism (on the contrary) teaches concerning Divine operations.

            Divine documentation, kept in heaven, is believed to be in force, controlling every activity on terra firma. “In fact,” you will hear some people, “you did accent to every befalling predicament that was written concerning you (in heaven) before you came to the world.” Islam and its fatalism expects you to accept whatever happens. God, according to their fatalistic proclivity, is responsible for rape (it was written against your name after all –in heaven). Armed robbery, prostitution, backbiting, faithlessness etc. are God’s handiwork? What moral justification will He possess, after having planted these ills in man’s life, to sit in celestial adjudication? None! I am yet to come across any individual to testify of his heavenly existence before his eventual birth into our world. Adam and all of us, his descendants, began our lives here on earth. “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” [Psalm 51:5]. You cannot be fashioned in heaven and possess a sinful nature. The next scripture is Christ’s quotation, “Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father” [John 6:46]. This deterministic dogmatism can never be from the mind of God. Satanism, most certainly, is its concoction.

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

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

(…to be continued…)

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (III)

(…continued from part two…)

III)        They (Zimri & Cozby of Numbers 25:6-15) lack the conduciveness of the comfortable love of God. They must be of Midian i.e. midyân (mid-yawn’) which means: ‘strife.’ Midian is the son of Abraham by Keturah and progenitor of the tribe of Midianites or Arabians defined as: ‘strife, contention, brawling’ the origin of which is a variation for mâdôn (maw-dohn’): ‘object of contention; a contest or quarrel.’ Take a good look at Quranic teachings of Islam and you will understand that the Arabian begotten Islam is in a contest, with the Bible, for the True God. To them, He is nothing but Allah, never JEHOVAH. Their Allah, the creator of determinism that involves intentionalism, from Quranic point, made sure that some people were created for hell fire torture! The Logos, Christ, secernates the Bible from the Qur’an.

Is this inscription not anti-Christianity? Where is the Islamic salaam (peace)?  

            A wise individual will often allow himself a rewarding dose of ratiocinatio. The wise one will not waste time in asking God for the forgiveness of all sins. Praise the Lord!

Lucifer wanted to be the forth in the Godhead!

                Lucifer stepped out of the boundary of mercy, when he led the first putsch against the rainbow administration of the LORD God. Before the celestial treasonable felony, Prophet Ezekiel made known what had transpired billions of years past: Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee (Ezekiel 28:15). Lucifer meant to raise an insurrection when the Bible recorded Revelation 12:4, And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven…” And to perfect his nefariousness, Revelation 12:7 & 8 say, And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. He earned hell for himself together with the evil fallen angels.

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Cain! Why? How many brothers were on earth?

                Cain stupidly rejected the LORD’s offer. The LORD God spoke to Cain like a good Father does. Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? Cain, like Lucifer, his evil father, busied himself with too much sulking and would not give any respect to his Creator! 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 (Genesis 4:7). The words ‘doest well’ in Hebrew is yatab (yaw-tab’): ‘1. to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right).’ S‘eth (seh-ayth’) is the word for ‘be accepted’ and it means: ‘1. an elevation or leprous scab 2. (figuratively) elation or cheerfulness 3. exaltation in rank or character.’ Cain, how could you display such an egregious audacity before the LORD God, even the Creator?

                Cain would have had his firstborn rank reinstated only if he had followed divine protocol by offering the right sacrifice. ‘Sin,’ from this verse is chatta’ah (khat-taw-aw’) (or chattacth {khat-tawth’}) ‘1. an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation 2. (concretely) an offender.’ Chatta’ah comes from chata’ (khaw-taw’): ‘1. (properly) to miss 2. (hence, figuratively and generally) to sin 3. (by inference) to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent 4. (causatively) to lead astray, condemn.’ Sin offering, contextually, was all the Lord God was asking for to expiate his disobedience. The verb ‘lieth’ is rabats (raw-bats’): ‘1. to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal) 2. by implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed.’ The animal that crouches on all fours is the sacrificial lamb or goat. Do you not have them in abundance, O! Cain!?

They were forewarned in Genesis 2:17

                Adam and his wife knew what was in store for them. Genesis 2:16, And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: The Hebrew for ‘commanded’ is tsavah (tsaw-vaw’) ‘1. (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.’ This constitution makes man a free moral agent. Absolute freedom is chaotic. A codicil comes to make Adam responsible for disobedience in Genesis 2:17, 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. Did he and his wife, Adam the female not know that they would be cutting their lives short by the disobedience? Satanic knowledge killed them.

                Pharaoh knew that the God of Moses could only be the Omnipotent Deity. Exodus 9:13 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.” This is the Almighty God, the Creator. He had come to exercise His Almighty power over the mighty Pharaoh and his pantheons of Egyptian adoration. Pharaoh’s rejection of the True God was his destruction. Anyone who rejects the worship of Jehovah, is an Antichrist. Hell bound. The remaining verses were not threats. They served as soteriological evangelism to a heathen Pharaoh and the entire Egypt.

(…to be continued…)

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

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

(…to be continued in the next part…)

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SATAN FELL BEFORE THE ETERNAL GOD (Revised) *2*

 WORSHIP: SATAN’S UNHOLY CRAVE

*2*            Adam did not understand that Lucifer was merely extending his apocalyptic judgment upon him and the entire humanity when he came to show the woman how to become God. Even till this very day, people hardly know how steep into an apocalyptic end they are being hounded into as they vote an emphatic, “Yes,” to Satanism. The doomed guy has done his perfect homework, or rather his covin work, with the sole intention of derailing man’s destiny of actuating godliness. “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness,” is the revelatory word of the Scripture.

 I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven

            I know that he knew his doom was a certainty from the word of God. Luke 10:18, And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven;” was the revelation of Jesus. In John 16:11, the Lord said, Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. ‘Is judged,’ grammatically, is in the perfect tense, therefore, Satan’s judgment is a foregone conclusion. Revelation 12:12 reveals, Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Satanism is an attempt to give dividends of doom to the inhabitants of the terra firma. Lucifer is an evil genius. A calculating nocent, who leaves no stone unturned in his deleterious proclivity.

Thou wast perfect in thy ‘light bearing’ ways…

            Remember the things Ezekiel 28:15 told us? He was ‘perfect’ at his creation. God did not make an evil being. He decided to be so, against God’s design. This is why he had successfully deceived billions of intelligent beings. He exhibits fallacy of ‘perfection.’ Satan’s ‘ways’ are no longer God’s ways. He has suffered a spiritual derailment. Anyone who follows him runs into derailment. He has been able to chart a lifestyle of delusion for his followers. He has kept them in the gulag of his religions.

            God said, “till iniquity was found in thee,” making Lucifer the man of ‘iniquity’ which, in Hebrew, is ‛evel (eh’-vel): ‘(moral) evil, injustice, unrighteousness; wrong.’ Lucifer, in his garb of unrighteousness, dared to look at, and challenged, the holiness of the One who sits on the throne, Judgment fell upon his stiff-necked penchant.

Now an angel of doom: who was once the light bearer.

                In conclusion, Satan’s fall was before an eternal ‘Ĕlôhı̂ym, so, expectedly, his doom must, as adjudication should have it, be eternal. Dolorously, Lucifer has no second chance to latch on to. No angel has that spiritual luxury bestowed on him at creationism. Lucifer behaved like no true son of Jehovah. Bastardy. How could he walk before God, capped in sheer expropriatory audacity? Usurpation. To even think he could, with the third angelic host, expugn heaven is crazy. Procacious! Lucifer, you cannot be worshipped as God. You do not go by the epithetic, “who was, who is, and is to come.” Jesus is truly so: for “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist” [Colossians 1:17]. The verb ‘is,’ esti (es-tee’), means: ‘Third person singular present indicative of Eime –the AM of God name, ‘I Am’– he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.’ Esti, in this sense, is not about a being of creation. It speaks of ‘existence.’ The preposition ‘before’ is pro (pro) ‘fore, that is, in front of, prior (figuratively superior) to.’ This esti of Jesus is from eternity. None, save God, can claim to have an eternal existence.

                It also says of Him, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” [John 1:1]. ‘Beginning’ is archē (ar-khay’), meaning: ‘origin or commencement.’ Every ‘was’ of this verse is ēn (ane): ‘an imperfect tense of Eime; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ His being had been before creation and still remains so till eternity to come. So, what do we have here? “In the beginning” means: ‘before the origin or commencement of all time and created existence.’ Did the Word not give it (creation) being? Simply put, the time involved here is from all eternity. Jesus has all authority to claim deity; He, it was, who was involved in the ineffable kenoō of Philippians 2:7, “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”

                If the Bible says ‘form of a servant,’ it presupposes that He was, in truth, not a servant. The words ‘made’ and ‘reputation’ are of the same Greek, kenoō (ken-o’-o) ‘to make empty, that is, (figuratively) to abase, neutralize, falsify.’ Jesus emptied Himself of Deity! If not, who could had accosted Him, the Lord of glory, and arrested Him for judgment, flogging and the eventual crucifixion? If He had not kenoō Himself there would be no soteriological expectation!

           Thankfully, Adamic progeny has been graced with a second chance. Let him sin against God a million times; the million and first transgression that brings you before HIM becomes your 2nd chance. No angel was this fortunate!

                Be wise. Get Jesus involved in your life. Get born again. In all sincerity say this prayer of salvation:

“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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ISAIAH CHAPTER NINE VERSE SIX (three)

(Continued from part two…)

(3)          No created being boasts of the capacity or any capability to containerise all the treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge in him (Colossians 2:3). Impossible! The Bible tells us how Christ is able to bring into possibility that which is inconceivably tenable. The scripting of Proverbs 8:22, “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old:” is a poetical stunt that has been garnished with a heavy dose of metaphors. I have continued, in my reiterative theological stand, to say that if He had to create any attribute of His divinity before creationism then God’s essential deficiency calls His Almighty essence to question. Wisdom, which has been treated with pure aesthetic grandiose of rhapsodic nuances, is, in fact, a Personage. “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him” [Proverbs 8:30].

 The most Enigmatic Personage: JESUS.

                The words ‘one brought up’ is ‘âmôn (aw-mone’): ‘in the sense of training; skilled, that is, an architect.’ Who was training who, how and for how long? Verse 22 made the likes of, the 4th century, Arius to believe that Christ was a created being by its poetical construction. Being brought up with the Eternal Father gives a dramatic picture of two growing up brothers poetically. This is the perfection of intimacy of Divinity! Amen. How could a contemplation of the growing up of the Eternal Father and the Almighty Son ever be made to run through any mind? It can only be sponsored by an incursion of Satanism.

 Three PERSONS in one GOD

            El gibbôr is the Hebrew for ‘mighty God,’ (Isaiah 9:6) where ‘God,’‘êl (ale) is: ‘strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).’ Gibbowr (ghib-bore’) (or (shortened) gibbor {ghib-bore’}) ‘1. Powerful 2. (by implication) a warrior, tyrant.’ Theologically, this El gibbôr is none other than the Architect of creationism. Not even the great kahuna, Lucifer himself, has the adjectival epithet of ‘mighty’ accorded to his deified sobriquet in Scripture. None but Jehovah has ‘mighty’ describing His Deity. Some of the translations of El gibbôr are: ‘The prevailing or conquering God,’ ‘God the mighty One’ and ‘God the mighty man.’ Isaiah 45:24 reads, “Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.” The ‘LORD’ in capitals is Yahweh or Jehovah.

                Who is this in 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.” This is Jesus Christ, the ‘mighty God’ of Isaiah 9:6! Of the same One we hear the Father swore in categoric terms: “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre” [Psalm 45:6]. Confer these scriptures: Isa 45:24; Isa 45:25; Psa 45:3; Psa 50:1; Jer 23:5; Joh 1:1; Joh 1:2; Act 20:28 & Rom 9:5.

 HE IS FAITHFUL!

                ‘Everlasting,’ in Isaiah 9:6, is ad (ad) meaning: ‘perpetuity, for ever, continuing future.’ ‘Father,’ ‘âb (awb) means: ‘father of an individual; of God as Father of his people.’  As Abi ad, the Hebrew epithet for ‘everlasting Father,’ the Christ is ‘the Father of eternity’ or ‘The Father of the everlasting age.’ How does this revelation not mark Him as “Wonderful,” when He who is “a child,” is yet the “everlasting Father?” John 10:30 quotes Him in the revelation of “I and my Father are one.” John 14:9, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” As far as creationism is concerned, the joint participation of the Trinity makes each One the Father.

            Jesus, as the Prince of peace, is the potentate ruler of absolute peace. Only God can sit as the Governor of perfect peace. The Isaiah 9:6 title of ‘Prince,’ śar (sar) is: ‘a head person (of any rank or class).’ ‘Peace’ is shâlôm (shaw-lome’): ‘safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.’ A halcyon millennium rule of true tranquillity over the entire globe falls within His capability as the overall God, blessed forever. Amen. His Lordship is over the elements, circumstances, men and even the brutish animals.

                Isaiah 11:6-10 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7) And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8) And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10) And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” Amen. (Of the Prince of peace are: Joh 14:27; Act 10:36; Rom 5:1-10; 2Co 5:19; Eph 2:14-18; Col 1:20; Col 1:21 & Heb 13:20).

                Where else, if not in the Prince of peace, can we say with all assurance that: “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other” [Psalm 85:10]. In Jesus, Shiloh, the Tranquilizer, we have peace. Peace that passes all understanding. Amen!

  Yes! It is! Amen!  

                Get born again. Say this prayer, meaning it:

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

 (Concluded)

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The Lion of Judah

ISAIAH CHAPTER NINE VERSE SIX (two)

 LEGALITY OF REGALITY: INSIGNIA BORNE ON HIS MAJESTIC SHOULDER

(Continued from part one…)

(2)            The word ‘government’ (of Isaiah 9:6) is miśrâh (mis-raw’) meaning: ‘rule, dominion, government, empire.’ The legality of His regality is the insignia borne on His majestic shoulder. For the caught in the web of forgetfulness, this very One is the Governor of the nations attested to in the twenty-eighth verse of the twenty second Psalm (confer Psalm 47:7-8; Daniel 7:14; Obadiah 1:21; Zechariah 14:9 & Revelation 11:15). He will rule with an iron rod. When the LORD rules, He is a Dictator, albeit, not tyranically. Eliakim or ‘elyâqı̂ym (el-yaw-keem’) which means ‘God raises, God of raising or God sets up,’ stands in the representative capacity of Christ in Isaiah 22:21-22, v.21) “And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 22) And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.”

                In the Book of Jeremiah 23:5, it says, ‘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.”  Pauline 1Corinthians 15:25 has, “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” Of the governmental extent of Jesus is Ephesians 1:21 “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:” My concluding verse of His government is Revelation 19:16, “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND.” The reign of Jesus, as scripturally seen, can only be of the Deity. Psalm 2:6-12; Psa 110:1-4; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Zechariah 6:12; Zec 6:13 & Zec 9:9-10 are for further reading.

            The epithets of this Gift to humanity are absolutely of the Divinity. The first of the given Son’s name is ‘Wonderful’ and it is pele’ (peh’-leh) in the Hebrew, meaning: ‘miracle, marvel, wonder (extraordinary, hard to understand thing), wonder (of God’s acts of judgment and redemption).’ While other works of wonderment are of magical orientation, Jehovah alone performs miracles. Does history know of anyone who performed or performs more miracles than Jesus? He, it was, who went about doing good things, I mean, good things beyond human endowed capabilities.

                The first inconceivable awed attention to tax man’s sight of Him was the Incarnation: 1Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Hallelujah! Prophetic are Isaiah 7:14 and Luke 1:35. The prophetic parturition of Samson did reveal the awesome proclivity of this Enigmatic Visitant in Judges 13:18 “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” In the LORD’s assuaging bid to put an end to Manoah’s curiosity, whose name in Hebrew is mânôach (maw-no’-akh) and means: “rest,” His answer to Manoah’s curiosity is hoo pailee, meaning “it is wonderful!” This is the same Person of whom the Bible says, “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people” [Matthew 9:35]. In Acts 10:38 it has it thus, “……who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Amen.

            Yâ‛ats (yaw-ats’) is the Hebrew for ‘Counsellor’: ‘to advise, consult, give counsel, purpose, devise, plan.’ I do not know of any angel who can make this promise to anyone as we have in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist,” especially when the troth is of a distant period and in diverse locations of the world. A much older saint did spin the rhetoric Job 21:22, “Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.” The verb ‘teach,’ lâmad (law-mad’): ‘properly to goad, that is, (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive).’ God ‘judgeth,’ shâphaṭ (shaw-fat’): ‘to judge, that is, pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication to vindicate or punish; by extension to govern; passively to litigate (literally or figuratively).’ If God is the only wise One, how can Jesus be the Yâ‛ats? Is it not because of the scriptural facticity that makes Him the grand subject found in Colossians 2:3, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?” Selah!

The KING Of Kings: Jesus

                Get born again. Say this prayer, meaning it:

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

 (…to be concluded…)

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ISAIAH CHAPTER NINE VERSE SIX (one)

Most enigmatic Personage

(1)            Based on the theological stance of the Most High Creator, as it is known in the Scripture, it is quite apposite to infer that, albeit, certain biblical didacticism tend to the direction of it, none of God’s acts is ever an afterthought. In a clinical precision, He had, from eternity past, combed through time of creationism and into the eternity to come. The minutest event not escaping His Almighty’s scrutiny, He had placed Himself so strategically, to ensure that absolutely nothing eventuates by an unaccountable chance. He must remain the LORD God, the Creator, in eternal absolution. One of the Divine counterterrorism of activism happens to be the vaticinatory verse of Isaiah chapter nine verse six.

      The covenant with Israel must produce His humanity

          Two precedent chapters of seven and eight are intimations of the preponderant calamities to bedevil Israel. Only God can save the situation. The legality of the covenant between Jehovah and Israel gives Him every legitimacy to step into the terror of Satanism. Blessed be the ineffability stance of the wisdom of the LORD God. He made sure of His Divine control in Eden. An eternal covenant He established with Abraham. Out of the first seven verses of the ninth chapter comes the divine solution to man’s calamitous disposition. “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” [Isaiah 9:6]. The characterising profundity of the ‘child’ and ‘son’ is the Hebraic interpretations of them.

                ‘Child’ of this verse is yeled (yeh’-led): ‘something born, that is, a lad or offspring from infancy to young adulthood.’ ‘Son,’ on the other hand, is bên (bane): ‘a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition.’ This bên comes from bânâh (baw-naw’): ‘to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.’ There is a demonstrable limpidity proving an enigmatic duality of this personage. How can he be both an infant and a grown up builder of the home: God’s home, definitely speaking? The Adamic acceptance of the meandering Satanism of the ophidian deception was actually a devilish putsch to wrestle from the hands of Adam, his governmental dominion of the earth.

  The LAMB is also the LION!

            The infancy of this Personage is in the prophetic utterance of Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” God’s messenger came all the way from heaven to make the announcement of Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” It did culminate in the historical parturition of, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). This is the humanity of Jesus.

And the WORD was made flesh: the Incarnation!

            This is the Son. John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” He must, as a matter of appositeness, receive mentioning in the microcosmic verse of the entire Bible, “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” [John 3:16]. Is the whole matter not about salvation? John 3:17, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

Only the Righteous Blood!

                 If it is pertaining to soteriological theme, and we all understand that God alone can save, then this Son is the incarnation of the holy One of Israel, and most absolutely, the LORD God who did form Adam and his woman in the Garden of Eden. He had come to retrieve that which Adam lost. “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” [1John 4:14]. If Jesus is the Saviour, with a capital ‘S’ then one of my favourite verses, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” [John 1:3], is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Amen.

THE PRINCE OF PEACE: JESUS

Get born again. Say this prayer, meaning it:

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

 (…to be continued…)


The Prince of peace: JESUS.

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (3)

AND THE TWAIN SHALL BE ONE FLESH

(…continued from part two…)

(3)            What does our traditional belief system on marriage hold? Does a woman not get thrilled by the singular thought of being transformed into a Mrs. Somebody or Someone? She would have shamed her detractors the very second her third finger is a marital ring adorned. It has always been their traditional ‘best days of their lives!’ Another very important issue that finally shuts up the gainsaying mouths of envious enemies is when the protrusion of the stomach engenders a parturition and it is said of her, “She is not an arid ground. She has her own offspring as an incontestable proof!” But I want to believe that the carnal satiation of coition is the best untold story of matrimony. The man, of course and the woman too, now have the spiritual legality to enjoy sex and to the fullest. “Yeah! I can do, have all the sex anytime, day, anywhere, sex! Yes!” Is this what marriage is all about: physical, expression and consummation of carnality?

            Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” The adjective ‘one’ which is ‘echâd (ekh-awd’) is, properly, in this context: united.’ There is no gainsaying the fact that ‘one flesh’ is truly indicative of the consummation of the conjugal relationship. Their union, however, finds its united strength –spiritually– only in Jesus. Nowhere else. This is the reason why it must (true marriage) be for only Christians. Amen.

            Marriage adumbrates the espousal of the Church to the Lamb. It takes us back to the Garden of Eden when the LORD God is both the Father of Adam and his Father-in-law. How? Adam married God’s daughter. Being created directly by God’s sculptor’s hands Adam became God’s son. The sole desire of the couple must be to God. Is the marriage of Jesus not to the Church? To them, therefore, is the marriage made for. Is the Church made of Muslims, Hindustani, Taoists, Buddhists and other non-Christians? Not at all! Christians are not just church goers. They are the born again children of God, whose sins have been washed away by the precious blood of the saving Lamb.

            The union must serve its purpose. How? Ephesians 5:25 teaches, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” Love is not a feeling. It is a commitment. A great man of God defines love saying, “A love called out of the heart of the lover on account of the value placed on the object of his love.” For believing the finished work of salvation by Jesus, God places a huge value upon the regenerate soul. The husband, understanding the love of Jesus, goes to do likewise to his wife. The ‘love’ expressed is the Greek agape, ‘an unconditional affection.’ There is, therefore, no excuse for not loving the wife. None whatsoever. Ephesians 5:22 tells the woman, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” What is the Greek word for ‘submit’?  It is hupotassō (hoop-ot-as’-so): ‘to arrange under, to subordinate, obey.’ Hupotassō comes from hupo (under) and tasso (arrange properly). The wife is, ergo, expected to package herself, properly, under her husband.

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

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

Lubricate the new birth by: 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

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

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

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

(…to be concluded…)

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (2)

 THE TWO ARE SPIRITUALLY ONE!

(…continued from part one…)

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

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

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

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

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

                The sobriquet, Peter, is the Greek Petros (pet’-ros): ‘a (piece of) rock (larger than lithos -lee’-thos- ‘small stones’).’ In the Greek, ‘church’ is ekklēsia (ek-klay-see’-ah): ‘a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).’ The word ‘make’ in Genesis 2:18 “…It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him;” is ‛âśâh (aw-saw’): ‘to create out of existing material.’ The Hebrew word for ‘made’ in Genesis 2:22, “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man;” has a different meaning. It is bânâh (baw-naw’): ‘to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.’ The creation of Adam’s wife was ‘a building.’ The breath of the Creator had found a habitation inside the woman already. That was the reason why Lucifer could not get her to follow him like Cain, her son, did.

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

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

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

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

Lubricate the new birth by:

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

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

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (1)

HE STANDS PRIESTLY BEFORE THE HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE BRIDE

(1)            I do not see any reason why I will not be tagged a religious bigot for my asseverative stance that marriage is strictly for Christians. Before anyone makes the first move of painting my personality with Christian bigotry, he should wait a little bit while I serve the divine meals of God’s word from His protocol, the Holy Bible. Amen.

            Genesis 2:20 is actually the reason for that of the 18th verse. It says, “And Adam gave  names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” [Gen 2:20]. It is on account of the last part of this 20th verse that gave rise to 18th verse, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” [Gen 2:18]. The key words here are ‘help meet for’ -him. There is also the misconstrued ‘alone’ of the eighteenth verse. If, as it has been grossly misconstrued, the alone is about loneliness, then it will be an adjective or an adverb. How could a newly created Adam of less than a day of twenty-four hours of a single day be pining in loneliness?

                The beauty of Eden garden alone, of which I strongly doubt whether Hollywood can truly afford –in its all ramifications– to display in cinematography, will take Adam about a whole 356 days of a year to come over it. What about the grandeur of the hills, mountains and breathtaking plains; the gregarious proclivities of animalistic life? The twinkles of the heavenly bodies in conjunction with luminous glare of the lunar orb was something to look forward to every now and then! Where is the gaol of loneliness?

            The word ‘alone,’ bad (bad) in Hebrew, is a masculine noun. It is actually, from the context, a combination of –bad i.e. ‘apart’- and –le (a prep. pref.) i.e. ‘to, towards, in, through, before.’ This proves that ‘alone’ is a state of being and not a description of Adam’s feeling. This state of being alone brings Adam and his solitariness in contrast to the LORD God (not only of Trinitarian essence, but the future Bridegroom of the Church), before whom he stood. Bad means: ‘by itself, besides, a part, separation, being alone; only (adverb) apart from, properly separation; by implication a part of the body, [Bad comes from bâdad (baw-dad’): ‘be separate, be isolated, to divide, that is, (reflexively) be solitary’].

                The simplest definition of ‘alone’ in this context, is ‘different’. Different from God’s eternal plan of conjugal relationship of salvation. Adam’s solitariness was a state of his being: an absolute denegation of the Christ he prefigures. ‘Be alone’ in Hebrew is, lebaddo; i.e. ‘only himself.’ This definitely tells me that the creationism business of day number six had not got to its divine conclusion. A surprising oomph of a perfect completion was about to take place.

          The word ‘help,’ which is‛êzer (ay’-zer), means: ‘aid’: it comes from ‛âzar (aw-zar’): ‘A primitive root; to surround, that is, protect or aid.’ I love this one from Adam Clarke’s Commentary: “I will make him a help meet for him; עזר כנגד ezer kenegdo, a help, a counterpart of himself, one formed from him, and a perfect resemblance of his person.”

Now, having taken care of ‘help’ let us look at ‘meet for,’ which is a combination of neged (neh’-ghed) and ke (keh). Neged means ‘what is conspicuous, what is in front of, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate.’ Ke. ‘It is a marker of comparison: as, like; marker of similarity or correspondence: according to; marker of time: when, as soon as, about.’ Neged ke says a whole lot about this union. Does it not? The ‘help meet’ is actually ‘for’ him -Adam! She must correspond in thought and deed to Adam’s dreams. She is a very strong woman who must surround Adam protectively with the revealed word of God. She is made for Adam, and by the ultimate extension, the Lord Jesus’ soteriological agendum.

               Adam stood ‘before God all by himself’ –in an uncompleted glory. A detached organ of the wholesomeness. An atypicality. Quite irrepresentable of the Church. An unfinished statement of the Logos. The irrepressibility of Adam’s elocutionary rap was not expressive of a salivatory desideration of sexual crave. That was why he named her ‘woman’ from the Sculptor’s view of His divine desideration. The ‘woman’ surrounds him in the perfection of worship. With the woman in the conjugal place, it was God’s turn, the day after the sixth, to bask in the euphoria of Divine accomplishment! I have heard many pastors teach that an unmarried bachelor is incomplete. Quite untrue. Adam’s creation alone typified his LORD God. Christ has already got His bride, the Church. Is every other man Christ? Every bachelor is complete in Christ Jesus. Amen!

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

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

Lubricate the new birth by:

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

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

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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CATHOLICISM AND MARY (XII)

Apotheosis of Mary (wonder why she’s standing on moon?)

(…continued from part XI…)

(XII)       How many Catholic faithfuls pray through Mary each day? Are they not up to a billion? She is not omniscient to know all, like Jesus. Is she omnipotent with the capability endowment to do all? To attend to all prayers, she must be omnipresent. Catholics scattered all over the terra firma praying to Mary definitely do it in vain. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Jesus it is; not Mary. Amen.                                                                                                            

                How I wish with all fervour that Catholicism would be jettisoned by the Romish Church, go back to the Church of Jesus which received The Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Romans. This was an erudition of Pauline scriptural didacticism at his best. Paul did not make mention of Peter in this book, penned circa 58 A.D. neither did he make any mention of an apotheosis of Mary. Trust Paul to have admonished the Christians of Rome if Nimro-Semiramis was a religious practice. Paul taught the salvation found only in Jesus. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation(Romans 10:10). This is what the Bible says of Apollos in Acts 18:28, “For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ;” having understood the word of God through Priscilla and Aquila, who were tutored by Paul.                                                               

Is this Semiramis or Mary?

                It is most definitely Jesus, and none else as we read of divine divulgement in Matthew 16:16, “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The same Peter made the utterance of John 6:68-69, 68) “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69) And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” Mary, to whom apotheosis does not belong could never be quoted as voicing the verses of John 11:25-27. 25) “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27) She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.” The word ‘believe’ and all the inflections ‘believeth and believest’ is the same Greek pisteuo (pist-yoo’-o) ‘1. to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit 2. (by implication) to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ).’ Spiritual pisteuo is to be entrusted only to the Divinity of Jesus, otherwise, there is so much to lose. Reliance on Mary and myriads of dead saints of Catholicism in intercessory prayers is nothing short of filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness which Apostle James expects to be laid aside. Amen.

                Ascension of Mary, where in the Old or the New Testament does it boast of a biblical record? It is merely of unscriptural Catholicism. Did Joseph, her husband, go through the same physical ascension as well? I guess not! Selah!

Ascension of Mary, of Scripture?

                We understand what Exodus 20:4-5 commands concerning images. Acts 17:29 says, “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.” The term ‘Godhead’ is the Greek theios (thi’-os): ‘1. a general name of deities or divinities as used by the Greeks spoken of the only and true God. 2. Trinity of: Christ, Holy Spirit and the Father. 3. Godlike (neuter as noun, divinity).’ If the Godhead cannot be materially represented for adoration how could Catholics set Mary up for bending of the knees? Mary, whose pious enunciation placed the salvation of her soul in the Lord God asserted in Luke 1:47, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

What’s this!?

                Creationism embroidered in every intelligent being, a heart of adoratory predisposition. Docility, engendered by the original sin, man would prostrate in worship of what ignites his religious fancy. Catholicism, laden with speciosity of Scripture, has successfully wrapped her adherents in the straitjacket of religion. Honestly, no sophistry is required to inculcate John 3:3. A hardened criminal tore the Bible leaves to clean the defecation of the lower orifice of his alimentary canal. After some days, he decided to read ‘the stupid page’ before its desecration. He began to weep uncontrollably when his sinful proclivity hit him as he read, “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” [John 3:16]. The criminal, right there on the toilet pot, calling on Jesus, got born again! Not properly processed is the scripture that runs through the conduit of sophism: and honestly speaking, adorcism is very likely the resultant effect! Selah!

                You want to know what establishes the enforcement of Mariolatry? This is it. In the eighth century, the second council of Nicea decreed that the image of God was as proper an object of worship as God Himself. If you truly love God, will you obey or disobey His express mand? Selah!

Pope Francis touches a statue of Mary and Jesus after crowning it during Mass at Lobito beach in Iquique, Chile, Jan. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-LOBITO-MASS Jan. 18, 2018.

LIKE POPE FRANCIS, LIKE EVERY OTHER POPE BEFORE HIM –WOULD APOSTLE PETER DO LIKEWISE?

  (Concluded)

NB= I’d very much love to read your candid contributions. Thank you!

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