Jehovah’s Witness Myopic View Of Jesus (I)

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Who is this Yehoshua? The God-man, the LORD, Jesus.

It is quite appalling when one observes the intransigent denial of the deity of Jesus by the Jehovah’s Witness doctrine. “Jesus can’t be God,” they go knocking, from a door to other available doors. Do I wonder how they read John 1:1, the lucidity of which stipulates, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God?” The intransigence of their scriptural stance will not let me.

The word ‘beginning’ is archē (ar-khay’) in Greek, and it means: ‘(properly abstract) a commencement, or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank).’ The commencement is not, in any way, in reference to God’s or Christ’s existence. Time is absolutely too weak to ever measure the agelessness of the Divinity. The ‘beginning,’ ergo, is the embarkation of His work. Now if at the embarkment of God’s creation there was another entity, it then follows that He was not alone. If the Bible says, “In the beginning” it also means that nothing, of creationism, had been brought into being yet. Amen!

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Simple logic should inform anyone that whatever or whoever exists before creation is indubitably as eternal as Jehovah! ‘Word’ in the Greek is logos (log’-os): ‘something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).’ Logos is the totality of God’s mind, thought, word and being. Did God have to create the Word before creationism? That will be tantamount to His Divine dumbness ere creation. So, the correct answer will be a resounding, “No! He wasn’t dumb.”

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THIS IS JESUS: the express word of Jehovah

Ergo, the Word is the Eternal One also. The Word is intrinsically of God, the Father! Is there any difference between a person and the word of his mouth? None, I believe. John 14:10, “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” They are, as the WORD reveals in this verse, co-eternal.

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The very first word of John 1:1, ‘in’ is an interesting en (en) Thayer Definition: ‘in, by, with etc. Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest {it is an intermediate between eis (ice) ‘A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases;’ and ek ex (ek) ‘A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote}.’ The definition of ‘in’ proves that as God was contemplating what and how to create, the eternal Word, Logos, was already in existence.

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The seated Father, the Saviour Son & the ubiquitous Spirit: The Trinity.

The Word, and God, and of course the Holy Spirit were the real Creators –constituting one worshipped God (and there’s a reason for that). John would not have penned, “and the word was a god” as wickedly scripted in the Jehovah’s Witness’ “New World Translation” of their bible. The Septuagint does not have an article before the last ‘God.’ Now, when the Greek uses the definite article before a person or object it is a way of designation or pointing out that object. But when the article is left out, the Greek is bringing out the inherent nature or quality of the object or person. This is a Greek idiom called the anarthous. What John meant by leaving out the article is: “and the Word was of the very nature or quality of God.” Is it not on the American judicial record that Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Jehovah’s Witness, did not know Greek?

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The Ancient of days; who became the Infant of days! JESUS!!

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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IS CHRISTIANITY AN IMPORTED RELIGION? (Part three)

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(Continued from part two)

At best defined religion is simply man’s own way of reaching out to God. You, an individual, will decide how best to stand in obeisance before the God of adoration. The first religious appropriation was the woman of Adam’s attempt when she uttered words of Genesis 3:3, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die;” quite independent of divine protocol. Religion is always a total incongruity with God’s tenet. The woman began by quoting God well in that scripture only to perfect the deviation of religion by the addendum of her personal perceptive stance of “neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”

The acceptable Judaism which Jehovah allowed through Moses had, in the days of Jesus, been stained with religion, causing it to assume the four superstitious headed sects of the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes and the Zealots. Religion is an atypicality. It is a breeding sty of freethinkers. The seat of man’s thought becomes the architectural workshop of the construction of the relationship between God and mortal man. God has to put in place a most accepted relationship between an errant man and Himself. Christianity.

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Christianity is both correctional and salvational. “…Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” [John 1:29]. Only Christianity boasts of an inevitability of the blueprint of celestial citizenry. John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” This is essentially categorical. Romans 10:9-10 teaches how to be part of God’s kingdom: 9) “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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The word ‘confess’ or ‘confession’ is not devised to unearth your sinful acts by asking you to go into the verbal enumeration thereby throwing you into a public opprobrium. Not at all –as so many Church ministers demand before administering the sinners’ prayer. The Greek word is homologeō (hom-ol-og-eh’-o) Thayer Definition: ‘to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent; to concede.’

Strong’s Definition: [From a compound of the base of homou (hom-oo’) ‘the same’ and logos (log’-os) ‘something said –including the thought’]; ‘to assent, that is, covenant, acknowledge.’

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This is what the winsomeness of Christianity is all about!

Homologeō, simply put, means to echo in agreement what the word of God says. And what sayeth the Word? 1. Believe in Jesus. 2. Believe that He died for your sin. 3. Believe that He rose from the dead –for your justification. 4. Declare His Lordship over your life (which is the same as “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus”). It is most definitely all about Jesus and His finished work of salvation. Amen! A refusal to embrace this salvation by grace is an open declaration of war against God. No religion has any true provision for this biblical heavenly bliss.

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I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life, the Almighty!

It is clear who is behind Christianity and if the Personage happens to be the Lord of glory, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the One who was, is, and to come; and the Almighty, then this way of worship is not imported from Israeli’s Shem or from Europe of Japheth. It is providential: the only available avenue for relationship with the eternal Father of light, the One of the Kingdom of the celestial assizes. Amen!

Get born again to become a Christian. 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!”  (Conclusion)

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IS CHRISTIANITY AN IMPORTED RELIGION? (Part two)

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          This is where the Church started –Garden of Eden

 (Continued from part one)

                How I know that the woman is the consummation of the Church, in Eden, is found in Genesis 2:22. But when the Creator was set to bring to fructification, the desire of His heart, the Bible says: And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Genesis 2:22). Interestingly the ‘made’ in this verse is a different banah (baw-naw’) which means ‘to build (literally and figuratively),’ –an architectural term. The Church, figuratively, is a woman, the bride of Christ. Adam’s woman was the consummation of the first church and Christ did fellowship with them every day. Christ, in the midst of the first human couple, every cool of the day, is the assemblage of first Church on earth.

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We do know that Israel, Europe and Africa can be genealogically traced to our pristine parents. These three races were sired by the antediluvian saint, Noah. Shem, probably his first son, means ‘name or fame.’ Ham, the progenitor of the coloured, African race, means ‘warmth, heat or hot;’ and Japheth, the father of Europe has the definition of ‘expansion.’ All of them survived the great flood just because they were obedient (the only requirement needed to qualify anyone for the survival of God’s wrath) to the prophetic evangelism of their father. Jesus, being the word of God, is very God of very God. He is the same yesterday, today and forever more. Amen!

To Shem, whose descendants happen to be Israel, was committed the oracular afflatus which birthed the Christian faith. Israel famed Christianity, taking it beyond the shores of its territorial landmass. Japheth did enlarge the gospel of Christian faith: for it was Europe that expanded the gospel of Jesus Christ, and who was forced to invent the printing press so that, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world…” shall become a reality. Today, look at Africa and its inclined hankering for the gospel of the LORD God, Jesus Christ. Africa is truly ‘hot’ for Christianity. Shem, à la Israel, made the nascent way of eternal life known to the world when Peter, on the day of Pentecost, preached the first Christian sermon of soteriology.

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Japheth it is, that took Christianity to the next level of operational evangelism. The Bible, God’s protocol, must need be made readily available. It was a herculean task producing just one New Testament, not to talk of the whole corpus of revelation. Necessity truly brought about the natal invention of the printing press to ease the production of copies of the Bible, in its millions. Japheth has played his evangelical role. He brought Christianity to our doorstep.

It is the turn of Ham to show his fervent disposition to God’s business. He has taken the evangelistic baton from Japheth, continuing the glorious proclamation of the gospel. This is what Christianity is unfolding. It must be this phenomenal. Africa must cross every available ‘t’ and ensure the proper dotting of every ‘i’ to actualize Christ’s dream of salvation to mankind. Africa is not hot for Jesus for nothing. It is his turn (of Ham) to preach, the same way Noah did, gave it to his sons, who took turns to deliver this spiritual phenomenon. Where, I ask, is the importation of Christianity to Africa or elsewhere? Selah.

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Christianity is not a religion. It is the way of life. It is all about Jesus –the way, truth and the life; the Word of God, the true Light, the power of God, the knowledge of God and who is seated in His rightful right hand of the Majesty in the heavenly assizes– who is the Author and Finisher of the faith that alone leads to God the Father with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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    The Church sinless of Eden

Get born again to become a Christian. 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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IS CHRISTIANITY AN IMPORTED RELIGION? (Part one)

 

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In the land of Israel, among the one hundred and twenty Jews, in an upper room, about ten days after His ascension, on the day of Pentecost: that was the genesis of Christianity. Christianity, which is the mystical body of the Second Member of the Godhead, is named after its founder, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Governor of the nations.

Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “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.” He did not build the church upon Peter. Peter cannot hold the Church together neither can he supply every spiritual need of the body of Christ. It is Christ’s outward existence not Peter’s. Two key words here are Peter and rock. ‘Peter’ in the Greek is Petros (pet’-ros): ‘a (piece of) rock (larger than a precious stone); as a name, Petrus, an apostle.’ ‘Rock’ is petra (pet’-ra) ‘Feminine of the same as Petros; a rock, cliff or ledge a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground.’

The petra is actually in reference to Jesus standing before Petros. While petros is ‘a piece of rock, petra is ‘a mountain, mass of rock,’ and that is the difference. John 1:1-10 categorically asseverates the deity of Jesus with: v1)”and the Word was God.” v2)”The same was in the beginning with God.” v3)”All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” v4)”In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” v9) “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” and in v10) “the world was made by him.”

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Also credited to the King of kings is: “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” [Matthew 24:14]. If the gospel, euaggelion (yoo-ang-ghel’-ee-on): ‘good tidings,’ must go to all the crannies of the world and HE did give the great commission of Mark 16:15, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature;” then He spoke as the Owner of the universe that He truly is. When He told mankind that, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” in Matthew 11:28, He was actually relieving us from the errableness of religion. The word ‘labour,’ kopiao (kop-ee-ah’-o), means: ‘1. to feel fatigue 2. (by implication) to work hard.’ And phortizo (for-tid’-zo), the Greek word for ‘heavy laden’ is defined as, ‘1. (properly) to load up (a vessel or animal) 2. (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety).’

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Christ was always here, every evening, to fellowship with them.

If religion cannot save by the reason of its fallibility why would Jesus build another? The Church, as a matter of fact, had been brought into existence right from the days of the Garden of Eden. The LORD God, Christ, in His pre-incarnate manifestation, said in Genesis 2:18 “…It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him; where the word ‘make’ is `asah (aw-saw’): ‘to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (to create out of an existing material).’ How I know that the woman is the consummation of the Church, in Eden, is found in Genesis 2:22.

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Get born again to become a Christian. 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 in the 2nd part)

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THIS EVIL COULD HAVE BEEN JUST

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THIS IS LUCIFER, THE LOSER.

He is the consummator of cruelty. He took the game of diabolism to an unprecedented height of scientific piece of art work, becoming the cognoscente of fiendishness (birth of wizardry). His name is Lucifer, Satan the Devil. The malicious dynamics of this angelic, evil incarnate, being is executed with an absolute accuracy. It could have been right for him to be so evil, but for the fact that from a chronologically incalculable eternity past the established normative conduct, even before creationism, is goodness. And there is absolutely nothing he could or can ever do about it. Amen!

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I’ll be like God and you’ll rule by my side as my lieutenants, he beguiled fellow angels.

Lucifer was created in a prevailing ambience of goodness, in the paradise of the blissful heaven. Goodness wielded the almighty power, a sweeping power that is beyond the depth of eternity past even unto eternity to come; it defies any form of measurement. Goodness is God Himself, hence, the expressed wrongs by the evil personage cannot argue the validation of its operations with the environmental goodness it had found itself. As globally the monstrosity of the destructiveness of Satan’s power is evidently lucid, he still is the broad space of eternity much less in power, compared to that of goodness. Goodness, the Divine, is totally supreme!

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The Devil, the liar and the father of it.

God did make sure that before He created anything at all He is seated on the throne as the King Potentate. All powerful Ruler. Jehovah (i.e. the self-existing One) God. The only Eternal Judge (HE is a God of legality). The all-knowing and the Omnipresent. He had known everything from the everlasting past to the eternity of eternity to come. He decided to assume a tripartite Personages called, in theology, the Trinity. The First Member is to sit on the throne of the celestial assizes, eternally, as God, the Eternal, Father.

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Angel of darkness: Lucifer.

The Second Member has the designation of the Saviour, because His faculty of foreknowledge saw that man would be caught in the web of the ruinous sin of eternal consequence. He knew that man could never be able to free himself from this spiritual aberration and that it will take God alone to undo the Divine curse. The Second Member, the Word of God, the True Light that lights the life of every procreation and the only visibility among the Trinity, is very God of very God. He had been before creation, so, He is essentially God. There had to be the Christ, as the Second Member to save those who would decide to come to Him, after the fall, believing Him and be saved. Only God can save, Jesus Christ, the Saviour, for this reason, is God. Amen!

Man would need to be tutored in the way and things of the unseen God. His Spirit, the Third Member, is the only One who can search the hearts of man –a preserve of the Almighty alone. God alone, and none else, can serve as the genuine seal of the One who is seated eternally on the throne. No angel can give any created being an utterance of divine discourse but God. The Holy Spirit endues us with this kind of power, which the Divinity alone is capable of, from above. He teaches us all things which only God can consummate. He is the Director and the Manager of our lives: God eternal.

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You cannot be just in this evil game, O Lucifer!

The Devil has the power to destroy and annihilate every life in the universe but he cannot. A paradox that continues to eat him deep into craziness. A prevailing arm is constantly restraining him to do that havoc. He saw the arm of Isaiah 53:1, Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? He witnessed the unbelievable power of the most high when Jesus was raised from the dead. It was a mind blowing, incontestable true event. He was hit by the rage of the salvaging arm of the Father such that he is still licking his deteriorating wound.

This evil being is smart enough to find a way of legalizing his malicious escapade by deceiving the woman of Adam to do the unexpected evil. The earth, legally speaking, became his, and for which reason he could parade himself as the ‘god of this world,’ with a tremendous power. But He is not eternal like Jehovah. His days, therefore are very short.

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EVIL MUST BE JUDGED, LUCIFER.

There is not a way for him to appeal the sentence of hell handed to him for the disobedience to the course of goodness. There is only One Judge: Jehovah God. Now it is too clear to his chagrin that his evil prurience is not true: an unattainable desideration. It is unreal according to divine operative. It is unrighteous, hence, a deceitful mirage that he did, unfortunately, dream of. His dream clashed, insolently, with Christ’s. His evil stance run antagonistically to the teachings of the Holy Spirit. The end of which no evil can ever justify the satanic means. Selah!

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EVIL IS DOOMED TO FAIL & FALL

IS IT WRONG TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ON THE 25TH DECEMBER? (part two)

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       And God spoke, “LET THERE BE….” ten times, without any opposition.

 

(…continued from the first part)

There was not even an effete objection to all His ten commands of “and God said” from day one to the seventh day of His rest. The day after His Sabbath rest happened to be the new beginning of the second week which had continued to be replicated ever since. Every day, ergo, is Christ’s, the Creator. When He died, to save the world, He rose the third day because He is the One “Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it [Act 2:24]. Amen!

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The word ‘loosed’ is luo (loo’-o) in the Greek, meaning: ‘1. to “loosen” 2. (by usage) to break, destroy, or dissolve 3. (maritally) to divorce.’ He was the first to establish, and to join in holy matrimony of our pristine parents. When sin entered our world, we got illicitly married to Lucifer. He that had power to lay down His life and take it back (John 10:17-18) cannot be an ordinary person. He must be Jehovah God. This Personage is found 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 the prophetic pronouncement of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. Is He Jehovah? Yes! The title ‘LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS,’ in the Hebrew is Yhovah tsidqenuw (ye-ho-vaw’ tsid-kay’-noo) which means: ‘1. Jehovah (is) our right 2. Jehovah-Tsidkenu, a symbolical epithet of the Messiah and of Jerusalem.’

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                 He rose to save this sinful world from a calamitous end. Some wise people decided to receive Him, JESUS, as LORD and Saviour. These are followers of the risen Christ, who is coming back for them. He clothed them in His righteousness and they, the Christians, became the body of Christ on earth, waiting for His magnificently grand appearance. Amen!

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If the mystical body of Christ, the Church, decides to make use of one out of the whole three hundred and sixty-five or the leap year days, in commemoration of His Incarnation, what is the big deal? Does He not own it all? Is the first day of the week, Sunday, not named after Nimrod, the sun deity? Did Nimrod create anything? Should we refuse to go to Church on Sundays just because Satan has hijacked the day for his global worship? Which of the days of the week is not named after idolatrous worship?

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Sunday is of the sun god. Monday is that of the moon: this is none other than the moon goddess, Semiramis. (Following definitions credited to Collins Dictionary) Tuesday is Martis day of Mars; (in Anglo-Saxon mythology) the god of war and the sky. Wednesday in old English is Wōdnes dæg Woden’s day, translation of Latin mercurii dies Mercury’s day; related to Old Frisian wōnsdei, Middle Dutch wōdensdach. Woden or Wodan the foremost Anglo-Saxon god. Norse counterpart: Odin. Thursday: Old English Thursdæg, literally: Thor’s day; thunder, day –Thor is the god of thunder. Friday: Old English Frīgedæg, literally: Freya’s day; related to Old Frisian frīadei, Old High German frīatag. Freya or Freyja [ˈfreɪə] Norse myth the goddess of love and fecundity, sister of Frey (the Norse god of fertility, crops, peace, and prosperity). Saturday is from old English sæternes dæg, translation of Latin Sāturnī diēs day of Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture and vegetation; Greek counterpart: Cronus

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January is the Latin Janus the Roman god of doorways, passages, and bridges. In art he is depicted with two heads facing opposite ways. February: Latin Februārius mēnsis month of expiation, from februa Roman festival of purification held on February 15, from plural of februum a purgation. March is from Latin Martius (month) of Mars (they worshipped heavenly bodies). May: Latin Maius, probably from Maia, Roman goddess, identified with the Greek goddess Maia. Maia [ˈmaɪə] Greek myth the eldest of the seven Pleiades, mother by Zeus of Hermes. July is from Gaius Julius Caesar, in whose honour it was named; while August was named after the emperor Augustus. Romans were hero worshippers.

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Oh come, let us adore HIM!

Would it not be so puerile to deny Jehovah His true worship on these days and months simply because Satan has shown interest in, and has polluted by hijacking, them? Selah. Jesus is Lord! Amen!        (The Conclusion)

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It’s all about JESUS!

 

CAN GOD WALK INTO AN AMBUSH? (three)

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(…continued from part 2)

Sinfulness is quite mysterious. Unseen hand goads you into adventurous evil. The deceiver makes you enjoy the immorality. For unknown reason you want to continue in it! Astounding!

Ghoulish slaughter of sacrificial scapegoats is believed to be the order on the altars of Freemasonry and the Illuminati. Voodooism and its attendant dreadful secrecy cut across Africa and South America. Baal worship, which drew God’s ire to the point of giving them up for destruction, has received a modern touch. Kabbalah is the choice of Jewry, God’s own chosen nation. Governments are cultic. Businesses belong to the initiates alone. The fear of the Most High, to them, is nil. Bad.

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Those who, like Paul, will, with all sincerity of their knowledge filled hearts, say, “…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day;” (of 2 Timothy 1:12) do understand who and what God is. It is evidently crystal that it is impossible to waylay God. Nothing, absolutely, takes Him by surprise. Is He not the Omniscient? Let us read some scriptural truisms from Isaiah 40:12-25. Verse 12, “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” In the hollow of his hand, and not even both hands? Well I understand that Disney of Hollywood will, effortlessly, put it on the silver screen, but certainly not without the gimmicks of cinematography and the dexterity of seasoned acting, however.

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Verses 13 and 14 rhetorically require answers concerning His knowledge. If verse 15 makes the a categorical “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing;” and that of 16 “And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering;” beams great lights on God’s majestic preeminence. Lebanon is famed for the best trees. Put the trees and all the expensive animals of Lebanon together and it will be too insufficient to serve as a proper sacrifice before His supreme Majesty, says the language divinely given to the historian and prophet Isaiah. Driving the truth home is the 17th “All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.” It is now apropos for another rhetorical question of the 18th “To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?”  The 19th and the 20th both serve as an intimation of the folly of any comparison with the Most High.

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One glaring and immutable truth I have learnt about God is that any moment He approaches with a question there is never an answer that will favour the respondent. So, what we read in verse 21, “Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?” actually prepares the sober minded one for: “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: 23. That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity;” the 22nd & 23rd verses to be well digested. This is, so that the effusive 24th, “Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble:” having been understood, there cannot arise any iota of the slightest misconception at any given moment when we read Isaiah 40 of the 25th verse, “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One?” I heard someone whisper, “It’s a rhetoric question, needing no answer,” and to which I say, “Amen!”       (Concluded)

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If God is for me

God is almighty   AMEN!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAN GOD WALK INTO AN AMBUSH? (two)

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(Continued from part 1)                Exodus 15:8 is the proclamation of His Omnipotence. It reads: “And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.” Awesome! And God alone is! Confer Acts 26:8; Rev. 19:6; Job 37:23 and God’s speech of Job 38:31-35, 39:1-20, 40:9 & 41:1-7. In Genesis 17:1, “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect:” not seeing God’s physical representation. But in Genesis 18:14, “Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son,” a physical palpability of Him sits before the physical being of Abraham. Was Abraham not glad (John 8:56) to see Jehovah? Only the Omnipotent can afford the rhetoric, “Is any thing too hard for the LORD?” Amen.

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“Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24. Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD” [Jeremiah 23:23-24]. The word ‘fill’ is, in the Hebrew, male’ (maw-lay’): ‘1. full (literally or figuratively) 2. (literally) filling 3. (concretely) fulness 4. (adverbially) fully.’ God sees all things and persons in all the universe at every time and all the time! This is an affirmative omnipresence of Jehovah. Awesome. The LORD God alone is. The incontestability of God’s omniscience has a verifiability in Isaiah 46:9-10, “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” And this clearly is the reason why God does not play games, and anyone, for this reason, who tries to play hide and seek with Jehovah must be stupid! Other verses of His omniscience are: Genesis 6:5; 1Samuel 2:3; Job 12:22, 21:22 & 28:24.

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Who can lay any ambush to the disadvantage of God with these three immanent nature of His? Even if He lacks those qualities His divine presence alone will throw all enemies into oblivious extinction! People just do not realise the ineffable power that God wields. As Reverend Chris Okotie puts it interrogatively, “From where do you begin to fight God, is it from the eternity past or from the eternity to come?” And may I contribute my own query: “Or is it in this present phenomenal, sinful decadence of man’s world?” He is bigger than the earth, in fact our Milky Way galaxy is smaller than Him. The Lord is larger than the entire universe!

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The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)

The diameter of the universe has a calculated distance of 92 billion light years. Bringing this down to our earthly measurement is like this: 1 light year is approximately 9,460,730,472,580.8 kilometers or 5,878,625,373,183.6 miles. Multiply 92 billion by 9.4 trillion and you will arrive at staggering 540,833,534,332,836,000,000,000 miles or 870,387,214,377,360,000,000,000 kilometers! A billion in USA and Canada is calculated thousand million in Britain, France and Germany. Trillion and quintillion of USA are counted thousand billion and thousand trillion respectively in Britain. The earth’s diameter above, in words, reads like this. Eight hundred and seventy sextillion, three hundred and eighty seven quintillion, two hundred and fourteen quadrillion, three hundred and seventy seven trillion, three hundred and sixty billion kilometers. Quite an arithmetic figure! The volume of the universe will be 870,387,214,377,360,000,000,000 × 22/7 × 4/3 cubic km.

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    To whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

A reason for these numbers is to show the inconceivably beyond-belief humongous, jaw-breaking magnitude of God’s stature. Another reason, lamentably, is that the terribleness of His inevitable judgment on His enemies does absolutely nothing as a deterrent. They keep fashioning devices of iniquitous existence. One scripture that holds me spellbound is the eschatological Revelation 16:9, “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.” The word ‘blasphemed’ comes from the Greek blasphēmeō (blas-fay-meh’-o): ‘to vilify; specifically to speak impiously.’  ‘Repented’ is metanoeō (met-an-o-eh’-o): ‘to think differently or afterwards, that is, reconsider (morally to feel compunction).’     (…to be concluded…)

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Get Jesus Involved (1)

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All you need to do is to get Jesus involved in any boisterous satanic bullying and the gargantuan frightening opponent will be nothing more than a ranting of a braggadocio.

The Bible says that “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19). The word ‘standard’ in Hebrew is nûs (noos) ‘to flit, that is, vanish away (subside, escape; causatively chase, impel, deliver).’ When Abraham believed in the LORD, hoping against hope for a child, it was Jesus Christ that he actually involved in that historical show of faith. And when the trial of all trials came knocking at the door of his faith he still believed God to do something for he said, “…..My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together” [Gen 22:8].

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How do I know it is Christ? Abraham spoke face to face with the epiphany of the LORD God in Genesis 18:1, 7, 13, 17-33. God, the Father, will never vacate the celestial throne. The only visible Member of the Godhead can be none other than Jesus Christ. Amen.

It was Jesus Christ who followed the exodus of the Israelites that gave Moses the heroic gutsiness to chart an unheard-of path in the Red Sea which brought the raging, saline water at attention! When they were thirsty Christ stood on the torridity of a rock to provide abundance of the needed liquid to everyone’s satiation.

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For the impossible to become a possibility, involve Jesus.

In the book of Judges 13:18 we read of an event which was a precursor to the birth of Samson, “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” Manoah had involved Jesus when he prayed to God for a son. The epithet ‘angel of the LORD’ is, in many cases, the epiphany of the unseen Jehovah. This is the preincarnate manifestation of Christ Jesus. He said HIS name is ‘secret’ which in Hebrew is pil’ı̂y or pâlı̂y’ (pil-ee’) meaning: ‘wonderful, remarkable, incomprehensible, extraordinary.’ Who does the oracular afflatus call ‘wonderful’? It is the expected Messiah of Isaiah 9:6. It is Jesus the Christ. As many times Samson got Jesus involved he brought the extortionate belligerency of the enmity of the Philistines to their knees.

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                                “…even the devils are subject unto us through thy name

The disciples of Jesus followed the ascribed due process of an operation Jesus’ involvement, the result of which was captured in Luke 10:17, “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” Jesus is the reason for their spiritual feat in verse 18, “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” Michael led the angelic counter force, in the name of Christ, the Creator, against the first putsch by Lucifer, the Devil. On the cross of Calvary, Satan’s power went into enervation for as many who would invoke the involvement of Jesus in their vexatious predicaments.

2. the church prayed

They involved Jesus on behalf of Peter

What things have the evil ones expropriated from your ownership? The kind of which he did when he came to the nascent Church unawares and plucked off James. Take your authorized stand in the same fashion as the Church, when she began to call on the name of Jesus in Acts 12:5, “….but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.”  What type of prayer was offered by the church? It is called proseuchē (pros-yoo-khay’): ‘prayer addressed to God.’ Proseuchē comes from another word, proseuchomai (pros-yoo’-khom-ahee) ‘to pray to God, that is, supplicate, worship.’ Proseuchē  calls for supplication which gives a picture of an appeal from someone to a familiar person. Proseuchomai comes two words: pros (pros) ‘to the advantage of; at, near, by’ and euchomai (yoo’-khom-ahee) ‘to pray to God; to wish.’

In supplication they told God how they grew lethargic and lost James, a pillar giant of His ministry and after apologising made a proseuchē  unto God for a miraculous release of another giant of a pillar in the person of Peter. We understand that anyone who dared to free Peter would have had to face a treasonous charge, no doubt. But how do you slam a treasonable offence on the angel of Jesus, the Governor of the nations? Do not wait until you are dispossessed of something priceless. If the Church had not brought Jesus into the spiritual fray Peter would have been lost, probably, when he was most needed.

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Use your faith, like the woman with the issue of blood, to involve Jesus.

 The Woman with the issue of blood was trammelled by the economy of the covenant of the old testamentary order. A woman having her periodical flow must not go near an ecumenical person or the temple. She heard of the liberating Jesus and wasted no time involving Him. And the emaciating shame of twelve, sanguinary years came to a miraculous end. Just like that! She brought Jesus into her picture when she uttered the faith filled, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.  Two words stand out here: touch & whole. ‘Touch,’ in the Greek is haptomai (hap’-tom-ai) ‘(properly) to attach oneself to, i.e. to touch (in many implied relations).’ Sozo (sode’-zo) is the Greek for ‘whole’ and it means: ‘to save, i.e. deliver or protect.’ Only Jesus can save, deliver and protect. It was the involving ‘touch’ which led to her salvation.

 (…to be continued…)

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The LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning

 

 

 

 

NO COMPROMISE (one)

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Did Daniel die in the ruinous den of ferocious lions? No! So, don’t compromise.

He is an exceptionally great sportsperson. This guy who has won so many laurels has, for so many occasions, been invited to join the secret cults of masonry but had for that many times declined. His sole reason being, “I’m already in the secret cult of JESUS.” As a Christian he believes he is 110,000% wholly Jesus’, therefore, there, ostensibly, is no room left to join another cult.

Anytime he is poised to score a good point an invisible dart will just fly towards his direction to maim him. An angel sends the dart off his direction, into the belly of the ground. There were times when the satanic weapons were sent back to the evil culprits, maiming or sniffing out their lives outright. Tongues begin to wag à la press publications. Little did they know that Psalm 91:5, “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;” was at work from the Lord whom this great footballer confesses as his Lord and Saviour.

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For I know that my redeemer liveth,” he said, in Job 19:25

He was Abrahamic resolute, walking the walk side by side his Jehovah. He would not trade-off his covenantal position with Jehovah for anything. In the face of aggravating vicissitudinary turns of life he becomes the philosophical Job in equanimity. Of course she is a Mary who, in expectation of her Lord’s demand, kept herself from youthful concupiscent inclination, thereby, making her matrix available for the LORD’s use.

He asked himself what Joseph’s stance would be if he were an athlete and found out, from the scriptures, that he would certainly have stuck to his uncompromising integrity. Hear an uncompromising Joseph in Genesis 39:9, “There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Emphasis mine).

Yes, David walked a route meant for a dastard when he ordered the assassination of Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba, whom he was committing adultery with, but this same David always knew how to come back to the Father and he never forsook the worship of Jehovah all the days of his historic life; and in this wise he trod the path of David.

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Abraham, the father of faith.

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect” [Gen 17:1]. The verb ‘walk,’ is hâlak (haw-lak’): ‘to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively), lifestyle.’ Abraham chose a lifestyle that put a smile on the divine countenance of Jehovah. ‘Perfect’ is tâmı̂ym (taw-meem’): ‘entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth.’ Abraham’s integrity remained in one piece; he died at an eld of one hundred and seventy-five years, having run an enviable race.

The book of Job 2:9-10 reads, 9) “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10) But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.The word ‘integrity,’ tûmmâh (toom-maw’) means, ‘innocence.’

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Job’s ‘no compromise’ stand paid off. Amen.

Job’s innocence and obdurate fidelity earned him one of the biggest earthly biblical rewards. “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” [Job 42:10]. This, no doubt, made him the richest man on earth! Your story can end so beautifully like Job’s: “Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold. 12) So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. 13) He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14) And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch. 15) And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. 16) After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations” [Job 42:10-16].

My advice is, “Don’t compromise.”

It is a well-known fact that Job was, personally, guiltless of the predicament he found himself. He faced his trials with a certain equanimity. Tribulations are good for us. They teach us how to wear the fitting robe of patience. It is getting worse these days after six thousand years of Adam’s unfortunate act that has plunged man into this quaggy state of depravity. Knowing fully well that God has imbued every individual with the spirit of equanimity, it is quite expedient for him to exploit this virtue to his own advantage when he gets ambushed in a trial. It will always rear up its head: trial.

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              “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

The no-compromise person remembers Joshua and Deborah. Joshua’s strength is predicated on, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” [Joshua 1:8].

(…to be concluded in the next part…)

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