JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [one]

“…that whosoever believeth in him should not perish…”

1)            It is the microcosm of the entire Bible. The infrastructural quiddity of soteriological quintessence rests solely on it. Of Jesus, and His salvation: man’s most needed essential commodity – as a fallen creature – is all the Bible is intimating man with and which is exquisitely couched in the Word of God – Jesus. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“…the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” [Revelation 13:8]

                The salient question is, at what point of time did God perfect this divine sacrificial beneficence? The timing of it and the essence of the act give an understanding of proven effectuality of this salvation. Revelation 13:8, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” The preposition ‘from’ is apo (apo’): ‘A primary particle; “off”, that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively)’. Revelation 17:8 has the same apo as in Revelation 13:8. Ephesians 1:4 “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” where another preposition, ‘before’, is pro (pro): ‘fore’, that is, in front of, prior (figuratively superior) to.’ In Titus 1:2, ‘before’ is the same pro.

                1Peter 1:19-20 19 “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,” and ‘foreordained’ of the 20th verse is proginōskō (prog-in-oce’-ko): ‘to have knowledge before hand; to foreknow: of those whom God elected to salvation; to predestinate; to know beforehand, that is, foresee’.

                When the contentious question of “Can a Christian lose his salvation?” is raised, I do not waste time in pointing to John 3:16 as one of the Scriptural solutions to this contention which several Christians will treat with heated acidity of negation. The famous verse begins with “For God so loved” and nobody seems to ask, “At what point in time did God shower the world with this love?” Trace the chronological reality of this beneficence and you may have to travel way back into the realm of eternality. A plan of an architectural edifice, as we all are aware, has always been with the commencement of an uninhabitability of the project. In like manner, God, the Architect of the universal creation, sat down long before He brought anything into creationism in the eternity past, and had decided that, this creature of humanity, who will sin against Me, must be given a second chance to acquire my zoë type of life-eternal. When God dwells on a course of action, He has always thought it through – nothing to amend; so it can be said of Him, “I am the LORD I change not.”

                Note that ‘change’ comes with a suffixal negation ‘not’. Found in Malachi 3:6, ‘change’ is the Hebraic shânâh (shaw-naw’): ‘to fold, that is, duplicate (literally or figuratively); by implication to transmute (transitively or intransitively)’. He has promised ‘eternal life’ and the celestial blissfulness of eternality is the portion of His Christian children. He will not change His mind of Divinity. God will not say something in Genesis and cause its mutation in the Psalms. Will He make a soteriological asseveration in the biblical protocol and then take a trip to the Islamism of Muhammadanism or of Hinduism, and build mutated versions of the Bible in the Qur’an, the Vedas or any other religious book? The factual Word of God is “Yea and Amen”; therefore, any theological work that has not the thematic thread of Jesus Christ – Jesus being the ‘Yea and Amen’ – running through as the Alpha and the Omega, can never ever be of the LORD i.e. JEHOVAH, the God of the Bible. Discard it, ergo, as quickly as possible.

Don’t be a manipulation of Satanism; get born again.

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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Conjugal Gist (1)

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*1*            There is no personal and cognitional adroitness on the conjugality of the Homo sapiens. The very reason, indeed, is not farfetched for the simplicity of the prevalent fact that the conjugal gist takes its seminality from God’s architectural design. The Bible, ergo, remains the sole protocol of its guiding constitution. Amen. Did the institutionalisation of this union commence in the heavenly assizes? Yes and no is the answer.

It is no, because the availability of male and female genders do not exist in heaven. Yes, in the sense that before the foundation of the earth, the LORD God had purposed in His heart, in the celestial assizes, to create a couple and even slain Christ in divine anticipation of Adam’s sinfulness. Revelation 13:8 quotes, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Adam’s sleep is archetypal of our Lord’s death on the cross, which was purposed before the creation of the world and man.

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This generation is the Church

Ephesians 1:4 says, “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” The word ‘chosen’ is eklegomai (ek-leg’-om-ahee), which speaks of ‘selection and picking.’ Those chosen before the foundation of the world were His bride to be (not from the whimsical arbitrariness of Calvinistic TULIP where the ‘U’ is an ‘unconditional election’). Marriage is the most serious institution, hence, the attendant difficulty which the enemy engenders.

“And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” [Genesis 2:18]. The word ‘alone,’ bad (bad), is both noun and adverb meaning: properly separation; by implication a part of the body, branch of a tree, bar for carrying; figuratively chief of a city; especially (with prepositional prefix) as adverb, apart, only, besides.’ This bad comes from bâdad (baw-dad’): ‘to withdraw, be separate, be isolated.’

Adam & Wife

Adam must not be different from God’s design neither must he remain in the atypical state that does not prefigure the One in whose office he stands: Jesus (the archetypical Bridegroom). Marriage was needed to eliminate the technicality of his separation from the Messiah he prefigured. He is God’s son by creation but this conjugality also has an attribute of legality. When God brought the woman to the man, He came as the Father-in-law and that is the legality. This way Adam’s stand had a divine, legal backing. Amen!

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The Bride: Church, needs the sword: Word of God.

‘Help meet’ is the Hebrew‛êzer (ay’-zer) ‘aid.’ Êzer comes from‛âzar (aw-zar’) ‘to surround, that is, protect or aid.’ The woman that was brought before Adam, the male, was a help meet for him, standing before, and very much like him. Jesus will have His bride. Adam must have his: for he must not be different. I have heard many Christians teach that Adam was bored, feeling so lonely in the Garden, where there was none he could relate with. That could never have been at all! Let us not forget that Adam had not spent the first twenty-four hours of his nascent life on earth yet.

There were hundreds of beautiful plants he was yet to be acquainted with. Thousands of created animals (all enthusiastically affable) to discover. There was the awe inspiring picturesque, vastness of the atmosphere and, of course, the enthralling twinkle of the stars he was yet to behold! How could a perfectly made Adam suffer from boredom, when he would need more than five years to luxuriate in the variety of the sceneries abounding the terra firma? His conjugal companionship was never a covert or overt wish of his, but Jehovah’s actuation of His eternally nursed dream. Amen.

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The Bride of Jesus is the Church

The marriage institution is God’s most guarded secret. Satan did everything to destroy the prognosticative Eden version. His preoccupied fetish was to bring Adam, the female, under his worshipful control. It was the moment of the truth. It was Lucifer’s scrimmage for the ownership of Adam’s dominion. There was only one woman. The woman did not fall into the machination of Lucifer. God’s triumph engendered the physical, bridal Church of Jesus. Today there is only one Jesus and only one Church. The emergent Church came into physical existence only after the death, resurrection, ascension and session of Jesus. Before the woman of Eden came into being the dead Adam had risen from sleep, which is the Hebraic tardêmâh (tar-day-maw’), a type of death in their language.

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You can be part of the conjugal gist by being born again. Say this prayer from your heart, believing every word. 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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