THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (I)

(I)          I am truly flabbergasted, each time, to hear and read of the fears prevalent among my Christian brethren, concerning the mark of the Beast –the Antichrist. “They want to use this coronavirus pandemic to inject the chip of the 666-mark into the bodies of unsuspecting populace!” Others warn people not to step out at a particular period of the day, saying, “The powers that be have decided to spray the mark of the Beast into the atmosphere, employing the strength of the 5G internet network.” One evangelist even said, in an article, that the LORD Jesus had told her to tell Christians to get ready to flee to safe places. Reason? The Antichrist had already given the directive to his apostles to forcibly start engraving the mark on people, especially, the Christians. The great tribulation, according to the article, has begun; and Christians, according to what Jesus had told her, are billed to partake of the eschatological tribulation. True is the word of God which says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”

   The article even stated that, Jesus Christ told her that Christians should be careful lest they should receive the mark and enter into eternal perdition! Unbelievable! Should we not be careful to whom we give our attentive ears? Merely saying that Jesus said it does not mean that Jesus truly did say it. The disciples asked Jesus about the end time and He taught it to them in the Book of Matthew.

   “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet” (Matthew 24:6). The turbulence of Covid-19, of wars and of social aberrancy definitely do not actuate the flagitious hegemonism of the Antichrist. It is merely a precursor to his eventual inauguration. How do I know this fact? Jesus was pellucid with the eschatological addendum: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.          

Spirit-filled Christians will not partake of great tribulation

                As at today, the 10th of July, 2020, the Antichrist, the son of satanic perdition cannot give the mark of his name to anybody. It is not possible. And it is simply because it is not yet his time. The LORD God is in absolute control of global occurrences. Verses 13 and 14 of Matthew chapter 24 reads: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14) And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

                Verse 13 does not, in any way, underpin the 5th point of Arminianism, which states that: “believers are able to resist sin but are not beyond the possibility of falling from grace;” simply because one cannot lose one’s toga of soteriology. Romans 11:29 clearly teaches: For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” The Greek for ‘without repentance’ is ametameletos (a-me-ta-me’-lee-tos) means ‘irrevocable.’ Those who must endure are the ones who never received Jesus as Lord and Saviour before the rapture, who must, painfully, pay with their blood, unfortunately. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9) Not of works, lest any man should boast. Kauchaomai (kaf-cha’-o-mai) is the Greek for ‘boast,’ meaning: ‘to glory, vaunt.’

                Matthew 24:15, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:).” This verse, credited to the Lord, Himself, points to a particular world event, when we can say unequivocally that the Antichrist and his afflictive agenda is a reality. That is when the mark will be branded on the people of the world. He will enter into the holy of holies of the Jerusalem Temple and nothing will happen to him, even though he is not the High Priest. Nothing will happen to him because he is that Wicked one who will be revealed (2Thess 2:8). The Greek for ‘wicked’ is: anomos (a’-no-mos) meaning: ‘1. lawless. 2. (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law. 3. (by implication) a Gentile. 4. (positively) wicked.’ The Jewish law of Jehovah does not affect him because of his different breed of humanity. Confer these verses: 2Thessalonians 2:3-4; Daniel 9:27, 11:31; 12:11

                “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” [Matthew 24:21-22]. Let us look at some of these words. ‘Tribulation’ is the Greek word, thlipsis (thliy’-psis) meaning: ‘pressure.’ It comes from a root word thlibo (thliy’-ɓō) ‘1. to compress. 2. to squeeze. 3. to press hard. 4. (passively) to be hard pressed. 5. to pinch. 6. (figuratively) to press in against, to crush (in a crowd).’ The next is ‘shortened’ koloboo (ko-lo-ɓo’-ō) ‘1. to dock. 2. (figuratively) abridge.’

                ‘Flesh’ is sarx (sarx’)1. flesh (as stripped of the skin). 2. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food). 3. (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred). 4. (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions). 5. (specially) a human being (as such).’ Saved’ is the Greek, sozo (sō’-zō) ‘to save, i.e. deliver or protect.’ The last word for treatment is ‘Elect,’ eklektos (ek-lek-tos’) meaning:‘1. select. 2. (by implication) favorite.’ God knows that if the Antichrist should be allowed to use the whole seven remaining years of the 70 weeks, even those whom the Lord had preserved for the soteriology would not be able to endure the tribulation.

(…to be continued…)

Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

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

 (…to be continued…)

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Coronavirus (2)

Taking a good look at masked people, do they not look like people from Mars –demons?

(…continued from part one…)

2)            He must silence the Christians. They are the only people who can confront him. They wield an authority, against which he has no clue! They have Jesus. And Jesus has deftly placed the Holy Spirit inside them. “All they have to do,” the Antichrist understands, so very well, “is open their mouths and puissant words of authority pours forth in uncontrollable torrents, pulverizing all our strongholds.”

Congregational worship is most rewarding, most acceptable before Jehovah.

                Keeping Christians out and away from their holy assemblage is a joy that knows no bounds in the malefic heart of Satan. Keeping them away from the effusive glossolalia is a huge accomplishment for the Antichrist. One of them kills a thousand, while through the miracle of inexplicable equation of mathematical theory, two of them will kill ten thousand! He knows what a thousand Christians will be capable of, not to mention the annihilating outcome of what a million of us will definitely do! He has been able to keep Christians quiet. “Pray where tens of you will not do our kingdom any harm,” is the stance of the enemy. How did he accomplish this? Simple.

Christians’ sleep –an enablement for the enemy to sow spiritual inconvenience.

                Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. He sprayed the spirit of somnambulism and the church went limp.

                What do I hear some Pastors say? “God wants us to take a rest.” Indeed! That cannot be true at all. I know what the Protocol says. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching [Hebrews 10:25]. What is the word ‘forsaking’ in Greek? It is egkataleipo (eng-ka-ta-lei’-pō) meaning:1. to leave behind in some place. 2. (in a good sense) let remain over. 3. (in a bad sense) to desert.’ Who says we should ‘desert’ the church, even for one church service day? We played into the hands of the government when we refused to do the scriptural requisiteness –playing the dual roles of the salt and the light of the world. The Church of Jesus went to sleep!‘Assembling’ is episunagoge (e-piy-sïn-a-ğō-ǰee’) 1. a complete gathering. 2. (especially) a Christian meeting (reoccurring for worship).’ The word‘together’ is the same episunagoge (e-piy-sïn-a-ğō-ǰee’) just as ‘assembling’. The only place Christians fellowship is done when they come together, and in the church auditorium, led by the Pastor of the local assembly.

The Household of God Church

                Going to church, in the Apostolic Pauline couch, is an imperative one. It is a must to go to church. We attend church service not only to get spiritually refueled, but, also, to get our spiritual battery well charged for effective Christian life. Church attendance renews the ignition spark plug for effective spiritual combustion. Congregational worship is not only most rewarding, it is the most acceptable before the Thrice holy Jehovah! 

                Paul instructs, by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, that we should, as a matter of fact, increase the weekly number of church worship when the end of time draws near. This is actually the time Paul mentions in the holy writ. What rest are they blabbing about? Our rest is found only in Jesus, the LORD of the Sabbath! The Church is not praying enough. Reverend Chris Okotie says, “I don’t want to ask you (members of The Household of God Church) to give you an extra Church Service day (apart from Sundays & Wednesdays) of the week, so, what I’m doing is increase the amount of time we spend on each service day.” Before the coronavirus epidemic, he told Householders to maintain a certain quietude after each service, expecting us to leave the Church premises very quietly, not talking to anybody at all. About sixty percent –if not more, I believe— of us disobeyed. Who knows maybe God wanted to use the strict obedience of Householders to take better care of Nigeria, and by extension, the world? Who knows?   

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                But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Selah! It is not so late dear saints of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

                Is it by our might or our strength? Certainly not. The power of the word of God resides in us. The Holy Spirit cannot leave nor forsake us. The Goshen experience, that covered the children of Israel is our hope. By the reason of the promise of God which says, And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26). I will put none of these diseases upon thee is our confession.

The Goshen experience protected Israel

                What does this tell me? Every born-again child of God is a Living Goshen. Goshen means ‘approaching, drawing near;’ it has fresh water running through it for irrigation.’ Who draws near to us? Is it not Jesus, the Healer? Who is the Water running through us for strength? The Holy Spirit, of course. Are we alone in these trying times? The true answer is, “No.” Confess the truth and say, “I AM A LIVING GOSHEN.” Selah!

People wear masks on a street in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party’s extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

COVID-19 cannot hold you down if you are a Living Goshen!

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

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

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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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I DON’T WANT TO MISS HEAVEN! (V)

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 Jehovah Tsidkenu (The LORD is our righteousnes

(5)          The book of Philippians 3:9-12 says in verse 9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith 10. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11. If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

My own righteousness cannot earn me a divine acceptability as attested to by Romans 8:3, 9:32, 10:3, 4, 5 and Galatians 3:10-13. Romans 8:3 says, For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” Galatians 3:11-12, But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12) And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. James 2:10, For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.  The new birth of a born again righteousness is designed to circumnavigate the merciless law. What serves as its lubrication is the divine grace of the LORD God.But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away (Isaiah 64:6).

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This is the Church, which includes every born again person.

Our righteousness is of Jesus (Romans 10:4; 1Corinthians 1:29-31; 2Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:16). This Jesus has been our righteousness since the Old Testamentary days. The Book of Jeremiah 23:6 reads, 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. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. It is lucidly not of carnal works but of a believing faith that makes us truly righteous. Amen. 1Corinthians 1:30-31, But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31) That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

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Paul quoted Jeremiah 9:23-24 which reads thus: “23. Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24. But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.” Now let us look at some of these words. ‘Glory’ is hâlal (haw-lal’): ‘to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify:’ ‘Understandeth’ is the Hebrew śâkal (saw-kal’) ‘to be (causatively make or act) circumspect and hence intelligent.’ ‘Exercise’ is ‛âśâh (aw-saw’) ‘to do, make or create out of existing material.’ Righteousness is a virtue we should be intelligent enough not to make boastful claim of an attainment, knowing fully well that it is solely God’s creation and preserve.

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The word ‘righteousness’ in Hebrew is tsdaqah (tsed-aw-kaw’) which means: ‘rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).’ The Greek rendition is dikaiosune (dik-ai-os-oo’-nay): ‘1. equity (of character or act) 2. (specially) Christian justification.’ If the LORD, Jesus, is our righteousness then it is clear whose moral rectitude, virtue and equity of character we are enjoying. It is by grace lest any should boast!

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1Corinthians 1:29, That no flesh should glory in his presence. 2Corinthians 5:21, For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Galatians 2:16, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” The only spiritual toil needed to make us participate in this glorious journey with the most High is the exercise of faith. God has magnanimously made it very easy for us. What a good God we all have to do! He knows that we will never pass the test of the legality of the law, so, He made us His body to enable us to be whatever He is. Hallelujah!

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

(…to be continued…)

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REVEREND CHRIS OKOTIE (one)

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 This is the man of Jesus, Rev. Chris Okotie.

1)            Men of God there are, who are called personally by the Almighty. They abound as well who have continued to call themselves to do work in God’s vineyard, not having been called. Reverend Chris Okotie has continued to prove to be called of Jesus Himself to shepherd the believers of Household Of God Church, where he is the Pastor since the inception, in the month of February, the year nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.

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The ebullience of Rev. Chris Okotie has continued to unravel the mystery of the Lord Jesus Christ, using God’s own protocol, the Bible. At the diamond age of sixty, this June 16th of 2018, he is still waxing strong in the pedagogical dissemination of scriptural veracity. This, none can take away from the one who goes by the sobriquet, ‘My Prince’ or ‘My Pastor’ by Householders i.e. Church members.

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He is the Paul of our time. The altitude display of this man’s erudition can best be described as bodacious in every Sunday and Wednesday midweek service. Call him a walking Bible and you will be closest to the very truth.

I just cannot forget my first time in Household! It was on a Sunday, the eleventh of September, 1994. I christen that day ‘my own version of America’s 9/11, albeit mine wasn’t a disastrous one.’ For two decades I had stopped going to church out of sheer disappointment. The churches I knew had the laity robed in dogmatic dispositions of unscriptural involvement. Eight years approaching the twentieth year I began to ask God for my church, a place where I would worship Jesus in truth and in spirit and absolutely devoid of any religious straightjacket. One day, after prayers, I fell into a sleep.

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The brilliant thinking Rev. Chris Okotie

I saw myself standing under the roof of the girls’ wing of my elementary school and someone looking exactly like Rev Okotie walked up to me and said something I cannot remember. Agreeing with him, I jumped down from where I stood. We walked through the gate, onto the tarred street which led through two cemeteries. I looked to the red brick walled cemetery to the right and it was overgrown with elephant grass, and the end of which lay in the geographical horizon, and to the left, it was the same outstretched, overgrown weeds. Waking from the sleep, I knew the Lord had answered the prayers of my place of His worship.

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Gifts galore to worshippers!

On the next following Sunday I became a Householder, and neither can I forget the topic of the powerful sermon which was “Christian Cults.” I knew I had been led to my Church! At the last time I counted, I had 650 audio tapes of Household Of God Church. Two of the very explosive didactic excellence of earliest sermons are “The Character of Satan” and “The Angelic Conflict.” You would think that the Pastor is in the business of error dissemination. I remember sharing some points of scripture from one of those tapes and the woman, Mrs Afolabi asked, “You mean from this Bible that we all read?” My pastor’s teachings are quite astoundingly deep! On this woman’s birthday I got her about 4 or 6 of Household tapes and she could not hide her excitement of, “I was truly blessed by these tapes.”

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My Prince! My Pastor! Paul of our time!

Every Sunday and Wednesday is a celebration of Jesus. Praises and praises. Beautiful Household songs with lyrics right from the throne of HIS celestial Majesty, all written by the Prince, Rev. Chris Okotie, himself. They are soul rending, spirit elevating and faith provoking songs. Household of God is truly solid!

Is it the serial sermonic topics like: “THE THREE MUSTS IN THE BOOK OF JOHN,” “THE TRIUMPH OF HEZEKIAH,” “MARRIAGE SEMINAR” that we want to talk about? Or is it the so many Easter, Christmas or hundreds of spiritual, eyes opening didactic journeys into the mysteries of scripture, where the swaddling clothes of the baby Messiah are carefully perused? My Pastor has taught us so many things regarding God’s protocol. Where do you think I got the knack to teach the Greek and Hebraic interpretations that feature in my posts? Rev Chris Okotie.                             (…to be continued…) 

10590614_10152166816841020_8143297342606130378_n  Get born again by praying this prayer with all your heart and truthfully: Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.              (…to be continued…)

LUCIFER’S DESIDERATION: God of gods (1)

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Lucifer desires to be seated and worshipped as god of gods

He does not want to be the only culprit. He will push some others to consummate his nefarious plots. This is an act he has mastered over the billions of years of his unfortunate existence. Has he not blinded billions of his conscripted force? He has tamed yet millions to believe that his satanic being is but a nonexistent mirage, in the perfection of their spiritual gulag confinement. He has promoted lots of them to the status of deified worshipful masters. This makes Lucifer the god of gods.

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Could the above information be a fact?

If it looks like a huge joke of hilarity, it is simply because it is part of the wicked plot. To him it is a serious entrepreneurial venture with a mission to keep leering at God and His goodness. And I can promise you that Satan means a serious and apocalyptic business. Does it really surprise me how he could manoeuvre, probably, billions of holy angels to his evil side, even in the heavenly assizes of the rainbow administration of His Almighty Majesty? Not at all. How could Jehovah allow that, some will ask? The gullible spirits are the guilty ones. They did not check it out first with His Omnipotence before making a wrong use of their free moral agency. Everyone will stand separately before God to account for his deeds as a free moral agent.

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Lucifer failed to make an evil goddess of the first woman: Eve

He thrives in the game of mendacity. The truth is that he cannot do otherwise. The path of credibility leads only to goodness, where Jehovah reigns supreme. Goodness nauseates what Lucifer had constituted for himself. Ergo, he trekked himself into the realm of obliquity. “I will give you kingdoms.” “You will be gods to be worshipped!” The overwhelming potency of Lucifer’s temptation was too much for the, already derailed, credulous angels. To their annihilation they followed the fraud of Satanism. Amen!

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An angel of Jude verse 6

Today they are spending an embarrassingly torturous existence in Tartarus. 2Peter 2:4,“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;” where ‘hell’ in the Greek is: tartaroō (tar-tar-o’-o) Thayer Definition:  ‘the name of the subterranean region, doleful and dark, regarded by the ancient Greeks as the abode of the wicked dead, where they suffer punishment for their evil deeds; it answers to Gehenna of the Jews; to thrust down to Tartarus, to hold captive in Tartarus.’ Strong’s Definition: From Τάρταρος Tartaros̄ ‘(the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment.’

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Demons: the dark angels of Satanism

Satan still boasts of dark angels. They are the demons. To know more about demons read my post, “Demonism” by clicking on this URL https://hoojewale.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/demonism-part-one … Satan has human minions as well. He could not perfect the exploitable stance offered by the first woman of Eden. Eve stuck to her husband to worship the true God. But Cain, on the other hand, donned a certain procacious toga. He was as brash and uncouth as his beastly, serpentine father. Cain and his descendants worshipped Lucifer. My post, “THE STAR AND THE CRESCENT,” with the URL, https://hoojewale.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/the-star-and-the-crescent-part-one … explains his satanic role. Demigods did present themselves in the likeness of the fallen angels and their offspring, the famous star giants.

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Nimrod, after the great deluge, turned out to be the most reliably indefectible specimen for satanic deity. Through Nimrod Lucifer was able to catalyze his ambitious god-of-gods agenda. Nimrod, who worshipped Lucifer, was also worshipped as the Baal. Nimrod means ‘rebellion’ or ‘the valiant.’ Thus he qualified to be designated an Antichrist. Baal, a worshipped deity, means ‘lord, master, owner and husband.’ Whatever one worships becomes ones Baal (husband). Satan wants to own all who comes to him. Nimrod, who was the sun god made his wife, Semiramis, the moon goddess. Their son, Tammuz, by whom the Babylonian trinity was consummated, received worship as well, especially from the womenfolk, who would observe an annual traditional, ritual of prostitution to await his return (does that not point to Jesus?). Baal worship is still a universal phenomenon.

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Reject satanic worship; get born again.

Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say, Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe 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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LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM EASTER (i.e. PASCHAL or PASSOVER) part 2

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 The covering blood of the covenant saved them from destruction

 (…continued from the 1st part…)              The number eight stands for a new beginning. As He walked with the three, there were 4, which means creation. He told the 3 (scriptural denotation of the Trinitarian perfect manifestation of the Godhead) “…tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a little further (Matthew 26:38-39). He moved on to stand alone, representing the number 1. One is the unity of the Godhead. In all things, Jesus takes preeminence (Colossians 1:8). He is the One. The Almighty. Jesus used 8, 3 and 1 to asseverate the divine proclamation of what He was about do: The creation of a new beginning for Adam by the joint participation of the Godhead. They could not assist in this one-time-creation prayer. Too bad! An angel came all the way from heaven to give a spiritual galvanism to Jesus: for the work must go on! Only Jesus fits in perfect Divinity to take on the Passover insurance coverage.

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 JESUS, THE LAMB OF GOD! Worthy He is!

Mohammed’s teaching on the crucifixion is quite an aberration. He did not mention the names of the apostatising disciples in the Qur’an of Allah. The historical arrest of Jesus saw Him with His eleven apostles. Which one of them did not accept Him as the Christ? Mohammed does not understand what the Hebrews call Christ else he would not have given this sobriquet to Jesus alone, eleven times, in the Qur’an. It is mashiyach (maw-shee’-akh) ‘1. Anointed 2. usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint) 3. (specifically) the Messiah, the Anointed One.’

The Mashiyach is the expected Saviour King, the holy One from heaven (John 3:13; 1:18; 6:46 & Proverbs 30:4). If God is the only Saviour, then the Mashiyach is equally God! Mohammed does not mention Peter, Paul, James or Timothy. I understand, from experience, that Paul, especially, is detested by Islamic scholars. He dwells extensively on the deity of Jesus, his Saviour, LORD and God; teaches like no one, the mystery of the Church. He cannot be their friend. Which one of Matthew, Andrew, John, James the less, Bartholomew, Philip, Thomas, Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite or the seventy apostatized to the Islamic faith?

 

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God’s children are safe in HIS hands

It is not possible! They knew that Jesus was the One “….which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (2) (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) (3) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (4) And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full (1John 1:1-4). Amen.

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These two disciples saw the historical risen Christ

Two disciples on their way to Emmaus saw Him, the risen Christ! The soldiers were bribed to spread the falsehood which has caught the jaws of Mohammed’s Islam. He was seen by many for forty days after His resurrection. He told the disciples to get ready for the commencement of the Church which became a historical eventuality on the day of Pentecost. On falsehood, therefore, hangs Islam when it comes to the Bible. Mohammed, you should have left the Bible alone! But I thank God that you did not. It has exposed the falsehood of your Qur’an. Amen!

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They ate the Passover in readiness to leave for the Promised Land

It is quite apposite for Jesus to make Galilee the last rendezvous. Galilee means ‘circle or circuit.’ Since the errant days of Eden, the Devil has taken over the infamous affairs of this sinful world. The vicious cycle of Satanic governance had continued unabated. God’s covenant had been renewed. It is still with Israel. Jesus said, “I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” The Church started in Israel. Israelites were the first disciples, the born again ones of the upper room and, from all indications most were among the first 3,000 converts. The uniqueness of Galilee congregation was His declaration of: All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth (Matthew 28:18). The vicious cycle of Satanism came under the feet of Jesus and of course, the body of HIM, the Christians! Hallelujah!

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“…the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).

You can be born again and be transformed into God’s child. 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 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”. Maintain 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).

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LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM EASTER (i.e. PASCHAL or PASSOVER) part 1

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  Israel, a prince by the side of God, means: ‘he will rule as God.’

This is in continuation of the posts: “HISTORICAL CORROBORATION OF THE CHRISTIAN EASTER.”              The first and primary reason why God instituted the Easter, or better still, Passover was to proffer a lasting solution to man’s spiritual estrangement from the Creator. He had to use the covenanted Israel as a point of contact to the world at large. Only the blood of a spiritual impeccability is required to flush away this sinful proclivity of Adamic nature. The adversary, Lucifer, is a most horrific one. None but God, the Creator, can save mankind from Lucifer’s devilish, prepotent clutch.

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God’s insurance policy kept every one of them safe

‘Passover,’ in Hebrew is the Aramaic pecach (peh’-sakh): ‘1. a pretermission, i.e. exemption 2. used only technically of the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim).’ Pascha (pas’-khah) is the Greek rendition [of Chaldee origin], meaning: ‘1. the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it).’ From the Hebraic understanding, it gives a picture of a covering. What God actually did was to spread Himself over every sanguinarily insured Goshen home. God instituted the first insurance policy to cover HIS people! Every Christian, because of the shed blood of His Lamb, is under the coverage of this insurance policy.

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The impeccability of the blood of Jesus is so uniquely matchless. He said in John 5:39, Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. Quoting Him, Luke 24:27 says, And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. Likewise in Luke 24:44 is, And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

Peter preached concerning Him in Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.John quotes Him 3:36, He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 1John 5:11, And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. If another had been substituted for Christ, as postulated by Mohammedan Qur’an, it would have negated God’s unique plan of salvation.

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This is the only nation God spoke with face to face

Jesus had a long teaching in John 6:6-65. In verse 46 He declared, Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. What needs to be asked now is, “Who did Adam and his wife see; and who did Moses see on Mount Sinai; and of course the armed Captain of the LORD’s army whom Joshua worshipped (Joshua 5:14)?” They all, at different times, saw the Second Member of the Godhead revealed in John 1:1. The word ‘with’ is pros, in Greek, which, in this context, is ‘forward, toward or face to face.’ If He and God, the Father, sit face to face, does this not postulate that God, the Father too has a face? Did we not read, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness?” Christ is the only One who could have engaged Lucifer and to have destroyed his work of ‘steal, kill and to destroy.’

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 Not one of the children of Israel suffered death this night

It was of utmost significance that Jesus would take them to Gethsemane to pray. Gethsemane means: ‘oil press,’ emblematic of the unction of the Holy Spirit, the LORD God seated in the holiest of the Temple, and who would eventually be sent to empower the Church. Jesus had to take them back to the Garden of Eden, where man’s sin commenced. His number is twelve. It was apropos that one of them would misbehave so that He would complete the numerical twelve. When He said, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee (John 26:36-37), Jesus left the first group of 8 of the disciples in a spot. The second group of 3, and the third consisted of 1 of Him, alone. (…to be concluded…)

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“…he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever” (John 6:58).

You can be born again and be transformed into God’s child. 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 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”. Maintain 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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HISTORICAL CORROBORATION OF THE CHRISTIAN EASTER (two)

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My soul is exceedingly sorrowful

(…continued from part one…)           From Ibn Kathir’s tafsir (commentary) of Badr Interactive Qur’an on An-Nisaa (chapter 4) verse 157 we have: “Some of Isa’s followers disbelieved in him 12 times. This caused them to be divided into 3 groups: i) Al-Ya’qubiyyah (Jacobites) said, “Allah remained with us as long as He willed and then ascended to heaven. ii) An-Nasturiyyah (Nestorians) said “The son of Allah was with us as long as he willed and Allah took him to heaven. iii) Muslims said “The servant and messenger of Allah remained with us as long as Allah willed and Allah then took him. The two disbelieving groups teemed up against the Muslim group and killed them. Ever since that happened, Islam was then veiled until Allah sent Mohammed.”

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    Nestorius (386–450)

Jacobite: according to Collins Dictionary, “a member of any of various Monophysite Eastern churches; especially: a member of the Monophysite Syrian church. Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jacobita, from Jacobus Baradaeus (Jacob Baradai) †578 Syrian monk.” What goes by the eponymous Jacobites was founded by the evangelism of Peter and Paul circa 37 AD. Jacobus Baradaeus could never have, having been born in the year of 500 AD, been one of the direct followers of Jesus to be culpable of (ludicrous) murdering of Muslim disciples of Christ. The twelve especially, were well known, by their names; which of them became Muslims?

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A distraught, historical Mary Magdalene.

Christ’s firm command to them was to “….tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Which, O! Mohammad, of the Apostles got tired of being good and fervent Christians who decided to become followers of Mohammad, of Nestorius or Jacobus? Paul went only after Christians, so show me the scriptural or other documentation of Peter’s killing of fellow apostles of apostasy.

Nestorianism is a Christological doctrine that emphasizes a distinction between the human and divine natures of the divine person, Jesus. It was advanced by Nestorius (386–450), Patriarch of Constantinople from 428 to 431 (Wikipedia). Would it be a logical safety to ascribe Christ’s direct apostleship to a fourth century Nestorius? How many of his fellow disciples did Nestorius murder for loving to share the truth in the name of Allah?

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Soldiers were bribed to spread the Mohammedan imbibed falsehood

How can Mohammed be oppugnant to a truly, accurately documented and historical reality as the crucifixion of Jesus? His death was prophesied in Isaiah 53:7-10 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8) He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9) And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10) Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

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WHY WOULD THE DISCIPLES ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD AND MASTER?

Angel Gabriel, who forced Mohammed to read, said to Mary, And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins(Matthew 1:21). Hear John the Baptist in John 1:29, The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world; and in the 36th verse, the same John told his own disciples, Behold the Lamb of God!”

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As Jonah, so shall the Son of man be buried for 3 days.

Jesus did say of Himself, “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth (Matthew 12:40). Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

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  Why would they see risen HIM as LORD if HE’s not?

                 Why did He say these words of Matthew chapter 26 in verse 38) My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me; and 39) “…..and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt?” It is simply because He had earlier prophesied in the second verse, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.”     (…to be concluded…)

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Jehovah’s Witness Myopic View Of Jesus (V)

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Charles Taze Russell (1852 – 1916)

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I doubt whether Charles Russell (Feb. 16, 1852 – Oct. 31, 1916) did not harbour an unchristian agenda when he decided to form this Jehovah’s Witness sect. If not, he should have allowed the omnipotence of Jesus to enlighten him. How did he read or treat Matthew 28:18, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” He has been given all ‘power’ that is: exousia (ex-oo-see’-ah): ‘privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence.’ A delegated authority that extends, from the heavenly assizes even to the belly of the earth is omnipotent. Jesus got this authority after the resurrection, to restore Christ to His preincarnate eminence.

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“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” this is what Philippians 2:10 says. The noun ‘things’ are in italics meaning that they were translators’ insertions which, therefore, were not in the original script. Every being in heaven recognises the Lordship of Jesus in a bending worship! The same One receives adored prostration on terra firma. Even the wicked souls of Hades, knowing that they are doomed forever, must bend double in worship of this enigmatic Personage! He can only be God to have His sphere of influence beyond imagination.

I am just wondering what Charles Taze Russell would had made of the Omnipresent nature of Jesus. Matthew 18:20 records the promise of Him “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” More than two billion people go to, let us say, one million churches on Sundays. All prayer sessions and places of Christian assemblage host the Lord Jesus just because He has promised to be there. Is this not indicative of His Omnipresence?

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He said in Matthew 28:20, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Not only on the Lord’s days of worship has He actually promised His divine presence, He is with us always. How could a created being achieve this miraculous feat? And when He asseverated the words of John 8:58, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am;” He spoke as God. The last two words, “I am,” is egō eime.

The myopic view, concerning Jesus, of their display has cost them their inability to know that He is very Omniscient. John 10:15 reads, “As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” The adverb ‘as’ is kathōs (kath-oce’)‘just (or inasmuch) as, that.’ ‘Knoweth’ is ginōskō (ghin-oce’-ko) ‘to “know” (absolutely), in a great variety of applications.’ Can Christ possess an absolute knowledge of God without being an omniscient deity Himself? 1Corinthians 1:24 “But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” The whole world’s affairs are basically standing on two legged stance of religion and politics. Both of the Greek insatiable lust for global political glory, and the Jewry anticipatory rejuvenation of her sacerdotal calling before Jehovah come under the preeminence of Jesus, who wields the worshipful pantokrator political and religious power.

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This is what Colossians 2:2-3 say: “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.” The mystery of the Omniscience of Jesus is, in these verses, revealed in Colossians 2:9,“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” The profundity of this scripture is that Jesus containerizes the eternity of all of the attributes of the Godhead. Will a created being possess enough capacity to bank all the fullness of the Godhead bodily? I think not!

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The Jews were ready to assassinate Jesus for equalling Himself with Jehovah, not knowing that He was the same Personage who told their father Abraham to leave Ur; was the very One who visited him to announce the procreation of the yet to be gestated Isaac when He and two angels supped in his tent. Little did they know that standing before them was the One whose power erected the saline ocean which stood at attention for their great, great, great grandparents to have a miraculous dry access through the Red Sea! They could not phantom how the One whose finger etched the Decalogue and whose mouth read it to them would be standing in flesh and blood before their mortal presence.

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      With dyed garments from Bozrah!

How could their (Jehovah’s Witnesses) imperviousness not allow them to believe that standing before them was the Personage of the prophetic afflatus, “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save” [Isaiah 63:1]? There is only one Jehovah made visibly known to those who truly seek Him – He’s Jesus. Are these Jehovah’s Witness people of an errant Charles Taze Russell truly witnessing the true kerygma? Selah.

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

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