OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [eight]

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8)            Noah. Of Noah it is said, “But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee” (Genesis 6:18). There were probably more than two million people in the world. Only eight souls, led by the patriarchal Noah were righteous enough to be saved from the impending annihilation. In a mad sinful world, Noah made a difference. He lived to please the Most High. His obedience earned him the patriarch of today’s world population.

                Abraham became the father of faith. Genesis 22:1-3 “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2) And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3) And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.” What he did sounds stupid and callous. Faithfulness to the word of God has always made the person of faith look stupid. Human philosophy has succeeded in vitiating God’s word of instruction. Satanism.

                And when Abraham passed the trial, we read from the Scripture, “And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17) That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18) And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” (Genesis 22:16-18). If God had to swear by His name, knowing that there is nothing by which He could swear, this is an accentuation of the act of faith.

Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David [1Samuel 18:11].

                David. Even though King Saul was very erratic and deserved to die at the hand of David whom he pursued with the wicked intent of killing without no just cause, David given the opportunity, would do no such thing – this is the difference between the one who fears God and the one who does not. 1Samuel 24:4-6 “And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily. 5) And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt. 6) And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD’S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.” David’s loyalty to the crown and the military head of Israel would not allow him to kill even an enemy who desperately sought after his life. But the more important reason for not wanting to end the life of Saul was the divine ministerial office King Saul held.

The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master

                At another opportunity which the LORD God furnished David with is when the Bible says, “So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul’s bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them” (1Samuel 26:12). Again, against the plausibility of military advice his lieutenant offered him, David ostensibly asked himself, “What would the LORD, my God, expect me to do?” The prevalent ethical code of divine will of “The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the LORD’S anointed:” of verse eleven prevailed in Davidic reasoning.

                None can become God’s child unless he gets born again. Soteriological establishment requires obedience to John 3:3 and submission to Romans 10:9-10 culminating in the process of the prayer involved. John 3:3 emphatically asseverates, “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 the spiritual regeneration every intelligent being of terra firma must conform to. The perfection of this new birth, midwifed by the Holy Spirit, is the prayerful rendition of Romans 10:9-10 “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.”

                The driving force of redemption is the exhibitive character of faith. Every word of the prayer of salvation otherwise called ‘sinners’ prayer’ must be accompanied by faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

a reminder note with a quote of John 14:6 about Jesus

                Say this prayer, meaning it with all your heart:

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

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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [five]

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5)            Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.Had the LORD God not reeled out the Ten Commandments to the hearing of the Israelites, in the wilderness, where the first of human to human relationship of the Decalogue says in the 5th, “Honour thy father and thy mother:” with the beneficent addendum, “that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee” (Exodus 20:12)? It must of necessity follow that when an offspring rejects the fifth commandment, he is definitely calling for a short-lived life. The father, as the head, is known to be the priest of the family. The father, ergo, owns both the gregarious and the spiritual headship of the family. The mother, being one with the father, is to be accorded the same honour. The parents, having been around before the children, ought to know best, the mind of God. The truth is that every marriage is supposed to constitute two born again people. Marriage is strictly between God’s children. Adam and the first woman were God’s son and daughter.

“What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”

                Matthew 8:27 “But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!” Is this not an indictment of man’s disobedience to the word of God? If elements will obey the command of the Lord Jesus, the Word of God, does the obedience of a soulless wind not smear the stiff-necked stance of intelligent humans with ignominy? But I know that some will love to say that Jesus Christ is not human like us. Remember Jesus once told His human hearers, “If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you”(Luke 17:6)? Application of faith is tantamount to obeying the word of God which is utilized in show of faith. Even the elements must obey the command of the words of our mouths when faith is dispatched from our hearts concerning a matter.

                Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” This is the bottom line: obedience to the word of God is non-negotiable. When man decides to usurp the Godhood of the Most High he should be reminded that he is treading the path of the Antichrist. Many wicked people (Vladimir Putin and other politicians) will act the script of the Antichrist before the emergence of the ultimate son of perdition (2Thessalonians 2:3-4). Romans 6:12 “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Allowing Satan to engender lust of the sinful flesh evokes an endangerment of our spiritual health. An obligation that tends to tear us between the course of Jehovah – on one hand – and the evil, appeal tug of carnality on the other, should not be an allowability.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord

                Ephesians 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” The word ‘right’ is dikaios (d̮iy’-kai-os), meaning: ‘1. equitable. 2. (of character) righteous. 3. (of action or decision) right. 4. (by implication) innocent.’ The righteousness of parental obedience is located in the Lord: meaning that the adherence to God’s guiding instructions is the only hope of achieving social, moral and spiritual rectitude, as far as God is concerned. Unless our acts are guided by the revealed word of God, we are simply doing all we can to please the Devil, our enemy. Colossians 3:20-22 20) “Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21) Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22) Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:” Haplotes (ha-plo’-tees) is the Greek for ‘singleness’ and it means: ‘(subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking). (Objectively) generosity (copious bestowal).’

                Children, parents and servants have obedient roles to play in ‘pleasing’ the Lord. ‘Pleasing’ is euarestos (ev-a’-re-stos) ‘fully agreeable.’ A wise person will, without any smidgeon of doubt, do everything to obey, according to the good Book, God’s inspired Word, the Bible. Does it not say, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2Timothy 3:16)?

Christianity is the only way of the soteriology

Say this prayer, meaning it with all your heart:

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

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OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [four]

Israel learnt obedience from the holy mouth of God.

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4)            Exodus 19:5 “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:” is the divine charge to Israel. No nation boasts of this ‘peculiarity of treasure’. The Hebrew for ‘peculiarity of treasure’ is cgullah (seg-ool-law’) meaning: ‘wealth (as closely shut up).’ The nation of Israel up till now and till the second coming of Jesus Christ, remains untouchable. Israel produced the Saviour of the world. Israel of Shem was the first to propagate the soteriology. It is suicidal to reject God’s instruction. Jehovah is not just another object of veneration; HE owns the entire heaven and the earth. He alone is the Almighty.

                Exodus 23:21 “Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.” Is this One to beware of not the Second Member of the Godhead? His (God’s) name is in Him because this is none other than EMMANUEL – God is with us a.k.a. Jesus Christ. When Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it, Paul made us to understand that Jesus – in His pre-incarnation manifestation – stood on that rock. The name JESUS, the Hebraic Yehoshua means ‘Jehovah is Saviour’, authenticating God’s prophetic name in Him. The chicanery of Islam teaches that Exodus 23:21 is in prophetic reference to Muhammad. For his irreverent act, Moses did not set his leadership foot on the Promised Land. Disobedience is evil. 

Samuel reproves King Saul for performing burnt offering sacrifice [1Samuel 13:11-14]

                1Samuel 15:19 “Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?” King Saul brought into the land of Israel those things he was told to annihilate. He spared the life of an evil king ‘Agag (ag-ag’) whose name means: ‘1. flame.’ This Amalekitish king, like other ones, constitutes disturbing consuming fire of destruction to the children of Israel spiritually. Greed and ill-affection towards the very well-fed rams and the handsome visage of Agag blinded Saul’s loyalty to God. King Saul lost his rulership of God’s own people.

                Proverbs 15:32 “He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.” Man may be a free moral agent, but the hard truth that calls for digestion is the fact that God still gave the first couple some dos and do nots; to prove that God must be put into serious consideration. They were free to eat from all the surrounding trees save the one called the tree of knowledge of good and evil. They would not live to complete a thousandth year or another one thousand years of existence if they should come into disobedience. Death was God’s promise for disobedience. ‘Refuseth’ is the Hebraic para` (paw-rah’) and means ‘1. to loosen. 2. (by implication) to expose, dismiss. 3. (figuratively) to absolve, begin.’

The Bible – God’s protocol

                This word, para` , teaches that the ‘refusal’ of God’s word is indicative of giving oneself too much freedom; in fact, it gives a picture of one leering at the Creator. Definition two says that a disobedient person, having got himself exposed to Satanism, finds it sporty dismissing the LORD’s instruction. The receipt of Lucifer’s didacticism, based on Satanism, gives a person every stance of excuse, thereby absolving one of disobedient act; and lo and behold, he has begun a new life of belligerence against the will of God. The next word, ‘instruction,’ is muwcar (moo-sawr’) it means ‘1. (properly) chastisement. 2. (figuratively) reproof, warning or instruction. 3. (also) restraint.’ That God has always warned His intelligent creation cannot be debunked. The disobedient soul, ergo, is on a suicidal mission, because ‘despiseth’ is ma’ac (maw-as’) in Hebrew and it means ‘1. to spurn. 2. (intransitively) to disappear.

“Father Abraham….for I am tormented in this flame…” [Luke 16:24]

                 The lives of those who would dare refuse to get born again, which the Holy Spirit is doing everything possible, through Christianity in the propagation of eternal life in Jesus, will find themselves disappearing before the presence of the thrice holy God; hell is the eternal abode. It may sound like a Hollywood script, but it is not. It is the gospel truth. ‘Getteth’ is qanah (kaw-naw’): ‘1. to erect, i.e. create. 2. (by extension) to procure.’ 3. (especially) to purchase. 4. (causatively) to sell. 5. (by implication) to own.’ What is ‘understanding’ of this verse? It is leb (laɓe): 1. the heart. 2. (figuratively, very widely) the feelings, the will, and even the intellect. 3. (likewise) the center of anything.’ To the obedient people of God, the reality of their being bestows on them a representative capacity of God’s righteous perpendicularity. They stand erect in spiritual adoration of the Most High. They have allowed a creation of divine affinity in their lives. The heart of an obedient person freely wills to do God’s bidding, love Him and seek none but the LORD God.

Say this prayer, meaning it with all your heart:

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

(…to be continued…)

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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [four]

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4)            Hebrews 10:38-39, 38 “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” Staunch believers of the Remonstrants’ (5th point) stance of Arminianistic ‘Perseverance of the saints’, evidently first taught in Augustinianism, will love to pull out the 38th verse to inform the unwary Christian of apostatical contingency. But, thank God for the immutability of the Scripture; the 39th verse teaches: “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” Now, who are the ‘we’, the Apostles or the Hebraic Christians? The answer is in Hebrews 3:1 “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;” where we have ‘holy brethren, and ‘partakers of heavenly calling’ whose Apostle and High Priest is none other than Christ Jesus. Jesus is the first to call His followers ‘brethren’ in Matthew 28:10 meaning ‘one born of the same parents or sharing a parent’ from the Greek adelphos (ad-el-phos’) thus constituting the sacredness of our lives before the Most High. The word ‘partakers’ is the Greek metochos (met’-okh-os): ‘sharing in, partaking; a partner (in a work, office, dignity).’

                Only born again Christians wield the empyreal qualifications of brotherhood and partakers of celestial citizenry with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Pauline ‘we’ is, most definitely, in reference to Christians. ‘Draw back’ of Hebrews 10:38 is a perditionable hupostellō (hoop-os-tel’-lo): ‘to withdraw one’s self, i.e. to be timid, to cover, shrink; to shrink from declaring, to conceal, dissemble.’ The ‘draw back’ of Hebrews 10:39 is hupostolē (hoop-os-tol-ay’): ‘the timidity of one stealthily retreating; shrinkage (timidity), that is, (by implication) apostasy.’To the peddlers of perseverance of the saints true Christians can never be found in the web of the apostatical slant leading to being hurled into bottomless perdition, turning the Christian into an inmate of eternal hell fire.

                The strength of the Christian belief which is of Scriptural facticity is that “the saving of the soul” is based on the substitutionary death of the Golgotha cross which purchased the redeemed. The cost of this redemption is too expensive to make an availability of a repurchase of the redeemed soul of the Christian – it is absolutely God’s property –; also because God will not change His mind concerning the intent of His divine pronouncement. In this purchase, the good thing about it is its eternality – “that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. The reason why we, the true Christians, cannot ‘draw back’ is the eternality of the purchase. The cost of this redemption is too high to allow the object of this salvation to be lost. Love without measure. What is the cost? God Himself! Acts 20:28 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” The active word ‘purchase’ is peripoieomai (pe-riy-poi-ye’-o-mai):to make around oneself, i.e. acquire (buy).’      

    Ephesians 1:14 “Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” The words ‘purchased possession’ are one Greek peripoiesis (pe-riy-poi’-yee-sis):1. acquisition (the act or the thing). 2. (by extension) preservation.’ The seriousness of this ‘purchase’ is in the word ‘earnest’ in this empyrean transaction. ‘Earnest’ is the Greek word arrhabon (ar-rha-ɓōn’):a pledge, i.e. part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest.’ The ‘Earnest’ from Pauline exegesis, is the Holy Spirit, found in the preceding verse. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Almighty is, most definitely, an uncreated Being. An uncreated One is eternal. How much will God cost, and what is the measure of global cash or wealth which equals the Holy Spirit? If the Holy Spirit will serve as a down payment, where are the resources of repurchase? Non-existent! 

                It must be understood that if the Purchaser were not God His blood could not be divine enough for this acquisition. The purchase is both a sole ownership and the preservation by the Divine Owner – the Church having been wrapped around the divine Purchaser. A transiency of the acquisition will definitely portray a wrong notion of the LORD’s parochialism, ergo, the purchased Church is of eternality; no one, not even God Himself will get it lost: and this is one of the objectives of John 3:16. Amen!

                This birth is wholly a perfection of grace transaction. Romans 4:22-25 22 “And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” ‘Imputed’ of verse 22 is logizomai (lo-ǰiy’-zo-mai):to take an inventory, i.e. estimate.’ Spiritual regeneration comes with righteousness. Righteousness becomes an irremovable essence of the born again believer in the finished work of the gory cross.

                The righteousness that the Adamic race lost in the Garden of Eden received only a fugacious right standing before the Lord God which must be constantly renewed with the sacrificial butchery of another lamb. The seemingly inconsequential act of the belief in the word of God is all one needs to have ones account credited with righteousness. How can a seemingly ineffective act of faith make one a righteous person in the sight of God? The grace (an unmerited favour) of God is the response of divine beneficence to those who choose to expend the faith engendered by believing God’s word. The rebirth is not by works of morality; it is strictly by grace lest anyone should boast.   

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!”

(Concluded)

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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [three]

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3)            The sublimity of the person of John 3:16 has, among other qualifications, the phenomenality of ‘Justified’ and ‘Glorified’. These are pronouncements coming from eternality of the Divinity. What is the Greek word for ‘justified? It is dikaioō (dik-ah-yo’-o): ‘to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent’. ‘Glorified’ is doxazō (dox-ad’-zo): ‘to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendour: to impart glory to something, render it excellent.’ The Christian salvation is truly, from this verse, a total package. Predestination, calling, justification and glorification all have active verbal constative aorist; a grammatical construction pointing out that each one of them is already consummated. The genuine adherence to John 3:16 engenders an eternally completed salvation. The glorification of the Christian’s life is truly celestial – a citizen of empyreal blissfulness while yet on earth. Hallelujah!

                Where it says, “If God be for us, who can be against us” is, by all odds, a most cheering news. ‘For’ is huper (hoop-er’), meaning:in behalf of; for the sake of; over;’ while ‘against’ is kata (kat-ah): ‘down in (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).’ The 31st verse paints a picture of God taking the stance of protagonism over us; not pleading for the maintenance of our glorification, but hoisting the eternal flag of redemption for our sake. Can anyone or anything come down in opposition to God’s absolute desire: of which He had sworn to prevent from decay? Selah!

                One of the most dangerous things to do is to curse the LORD’s elect. The one who has been justified by the Most High can never have a charge brought against him successfully. Why could Balaam not curse the LORD’s Israel? Numbers 22:12 “And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.” God has made it impossible for a true born again Christian to ever be derailed spiritually. “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth” [Romans 8:33].S

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                Who benefits from this empyreal grace? The John 3:16 answer is, “Whosoever”. Matthew 9:13 “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” One has to agree with the Scriptures in its declaration of: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Agreeing with the Lord God that you need salvation is the first step to becoming God’s child. 1Timothy 1:15 “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” Even before we were born, we were sinners already. What does the Psalmist say lyrically? “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Psalms 51:5). Pauline didacticism above continues with, “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting” [1Timothy 1:16]. Any man, woman, boy, girl of any race or age who desires eternal life is the ‘whosoever’ of John 3:16.

                The words of John 3:16 promises ‘eternal life’ and the Scriptures supports this empyreal citizenship. John 17:1-2 “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.” Romans 5:20-21 “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21) That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

                Romans 6:22-23 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  1John 2:25 “And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” 1John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1John 5:20 “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

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!”

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HEARTBREAK

                Jilted, the wholeness of your world comes crumbling in a million, unbelievable shattered mess. It is one time of your life when absolutely nothing is of the capability to soothe you to pacification. You see your very heart broken: broken in pieces of impairment. It feels so irredeemably true – to you – that there is no sewing ingenuity capable of mending the torn-apart heart. You weep but discover, to your chagrin, that in your shattered moments that you actually need more weeping mouths to conclude a satisfactory cry of anguished woe. You believe so sorrowfully that the gallons of uncontrollable flowing tears will be too inadequate to flush out this excruciating pang: freeing yourself from this misery.

                How many have told themselves, “The best way out of this unbearableness is death.” Seeing death as the only panacea, without thinking twice or for the fifth time of the period of intense anguish, two minutes after those deathly decisions, they were found lifeless, ready for internment. So many are the suicidal attempts that had left, and have continued to leave victims of heartbreak: physically impaired; one or two limbs crippled; blinded in one or both eyes; mentally deficient. All caused by self-prescriptive administer of a kill-me-quick chemically charged antidote. A careless heartbroken victim is likely to be hurled into irredeemable suffering. This is why one needs Jesus.

Use the WORD of God

                A very young beautiful girl, my ‘area daughter’, Iyabo Aderoju, in the late seventies, was very pained when her boyfriend jilted her. More painful she felt, especially, for the calumnious rant towards her person by the misbehaving boy. Iyabo said to me, “Brother, I am weeping inside me, but the tears will not burst forth down my cheeks. I should be wailing, but there is a certain joy from Jesus in my heart – as a born again – that has swallowed up the tearful pangs.” This is what I am trying to put across.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” [Genesis 1:2].

                All a man needs is to fill his heart with the eternal love of Jesus Christ to the brim of his being and to an overflow, and swimming in that love of the Redeemer of souls. Get truly born again. Sign an eternal pact with the Author of faith in God the Father. Let the Holy Spirit fill you with the eternality of His divine influence: and let us see who can victimise you with a silly heartbreaking jilt. It is an attack well wrapped in the gauze of impossibility, when anyone tries to break the heart of God’s child. With Jesus, the eternal irrevocability of the sweetness of His love, well established in your person, the evil feeling of mundane jilt of a transient man or woman will meet with an overwhelming avalanche of the love of Jesus. It will be so infinitesimally inconsequential that it will just be flushed out of you without you even knowing of any pang of sensual disturbance. The love of Jesus is too powerful for any pad and creep of Satanism trying to gate crash your sanctified heart.

God gives peace that passes all understanding

                There is a certain peace that passes all understanding. Philippians 4:7, And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. The Greek word for ‘peace’ is eirene (ei-ree’-nee):1. peace. 2. (by implication) prosperity.’ The Greek for ‘passeth’ is huperecho (hï-per-e’-chō): ‘1. to hold oneself above. 2. (figuratively) to excel. 3. (participle as adjec;tive, or neuter as noun) superior, superiority.’ Phroureo (frou-re’-ō) is the Greek for ‘shall keep’, meaning: ‘1. to be a watcher in advance, i.e. to mount guard as a sentinel (post spies at gates) 2. (figuratively) to hem in, protect.’ ‘Hearts’ is kardia (kar-d̮iy’-a): ‘1. the heart. 2. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind). 3. (by analogy) the middle.’ And ‘mind’ is noema (no’-ee-ma) meaning: ‘1. a perception, i.e. purpose. 2. (by implication) the intellect, disposition, itself.’

                When relationships go awry the targeted realm of botheration is the mind. To the Christ-less individuals, they feel like being swallowed up by a gaping ground; life, to them, has come to a termination. But, never is it so – to the Christ initiated people. They show, in prayer, the unbearable cardiac situation to God in the precious name of Jesus and what happens? The LORD God who had long before then watched over His children showers them with the excellency of heart soothing peace. His words of protection flood their minds. The angels of the LORD sentinel the activities of His children, ensuring that the destructive arrows of jilt do not overwhelm our mental stability.

                The heart of a born again Christian belongs to Jesus; and He is the custodian of the hearts of the redeemed souls. When a man or a woman says, “I don’t love you anymore; this is the end of the road;” the eternal love of Jesus stands: a pillar of strength, loving you more than you can ever imagine. Amen!    

Praying the sinner’s prayer as it is contained in Romans 10:8-10 is the prayer of salvation that gets one born again. This settles the spiritual quarrel man has with God. To get born again, say this prayer, with all your heart:

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

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [4]

The ‘born again’ Christian is an initiated person into the ‘secret cult’ of Jesus Christ.

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4)            Jared means descent. Spiritual descent of a man cannot be a positive gradation, ergo, an Adamic degeneration. God, being good, had designed a horizontal – from heaven to earth – plan of soteriological reality intended to salvage the believing humanity. Jared’s life was indicative of God’s willingness to save the fallen Adam.

The English definition of Enoch is ‘dedicated; initiated’, pointing to the fact that God will never destroy anyone who dedicates his life to Him. The ‘born again’ Christian is an initiated person into the ‘secret cult’ of Jesus Christ. Enoch’s initiation was an enablement that kept him in his ‘close walk’ with God. Ham had been appointed to carry out this initiation in the latter days of Adamic earth.

The LORD is so good to HIS Bride, the Church.

                Methuselah means ‘man of a dart’ which possibly signifies ‘he dies and it (the flood) is sent’, prophetically named by his father, Enoch, at his birth. Nothing of spiritual note is credited to Methuselah, but, the fact still remains that, this Methuselah was not of the vagrant miscreants of the demonic land of Nod, known of Cain – their progenitor. Methuselah lived a righteous life as was shown him by his father; and is counted as one of the saint-patriarchs of the antediluvian age who did not do the will of Lucifer. All Methuselah needed to do was to believe. That he died just before the flood means that he went to Abraham’s Bosom when he slept the sleep, not onto eternal death, but the typicality that guarantees life eternal after earthly demise.

                Lamech is ‘destruction’ by definition. Unlike his antediluvian miscreant counterpart of Cainish descent, this Lamech was not destroyed by the anger of the great deluge judgment of Divinity. He was an antediluvian saint. He destroyed the evil hand of satanic death by calling on the name of the LORD God and did not fail to set the feet of his son, Noah, on the right path. Lamech gave birth to the LORD’s rest. Lamech is a pointer to the end time warning of God’s destruction of the wicked, from the lips of the evangelical business of Ham.

Ham must preach to a dying, Adamic world.

                There is a reason for not keeping the records of the names of some of the biblical daughters. The born again Christians constitute the Bride of Jesus Christ, ergo, a woman. Christianity is one of the most guarded secrets in the heart of the Divinity.

                The intriguing shenanigan behind satanic goad of Adamic race into sin is to get them into the eternal ire of the Divinity – Lucifer maniacally craves hellish accompaniment. Lucifer knows that all that Adam had to be guilty of was just one tiny sin and the pronouncement of judgment with a string attachment of a curse hemming the reaction of the Divinity. In the Garden of Eden Adam received the judgment for disobedient sinfulness; but the curse was not given to Adam directly; it passed onto the ground. The curse raged on throughout the antediluvian age.

The sun represents Nimrod, the sun god; the moon is Semiramis, moon goddess and Nimrod’s wife.

                In the postdiluvian error against the joy of the LORD, it was Ham who sinned. Who received the curse? Canaan, his son, received the excruciating lash of the curse. Lucifer took advantage of the curse, making it to snowball into an anomalous global government headed by Baal, in the person of a Hamish Nimrod – worshipped king, the next Antichrist after Cain. When Cain refused to use his spiritual javelin in the cause of Jehovah, he was substituted with Seth. Cain received a direct curse owing to the fact that he took the stance of egregious defiance, speaking face to face with the LORD God, Who had come with a Fatherly forgiveness. Cain must take a direct curse just like Lucifer, his spiritual father. Cain was the first type of the ultimate Antichrist, whom Ham must preach against. Yes, Ham of Africa is wreathing in the curse of Noah, which brings Africa down to the level of a Third World underdevelopment; the truth is simply that Africa remains in God’s soteriological calendar. Selah!

                The antediluvian patriarchs passed the baton of succession of God’s business one to the other, culminating in Noah’s leading humanity through the flood. Why? God wanted to preserve humanity. Noah passed the baton to Shem. Japheth continued on a larger scale. Ham, the supposedly cursed, must complete the soteriological enterprise. How come so? God had blessed him immediately after the great deluge. Abraham passed the baton to Isaac who also did the same to Jacob. Whether Jacob was a ‘supplanting’ schemer or not: the grace of God took care of his spiritual inadequacies. Whether under curse or not, in this end-time proclamation of the coming of Jesus Christ, it is strictly a divine appointment for Ham of Africa to champion it. Amen. 

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. 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!”  

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [2]

Simon of Cyrene: An African who must take the gospel to the whole world.

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2)            Cyrene is in North Africa, precisely in Libya. Cyrene, by interpretation, is ‘a wall’. God’s protective benediction placed Ham in His Divine calendar, serving as a wall of protective preservation. Simon means ‘hearing’ or ‘heard’. Though seemingly under curse, the progenies of Ham will hear the gospel and the vagrant African remnants will stand up to preach to a dying world this end time because God has heard the prayers of “…let Thy kingdom come…”

                Shem is the progenitor of Abraham – the grandfather of Jacob –. God Himself gave the name Israel to Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel. Japheth is the progenitor of Europe. And Ham? He is the father of Africa and some nations of Western Asian people. Where is the largest percentage of the Third World nations from? Is it not of the Hamish progenies? A coincidental stance? Do not bank on it! I quote from Keil and Delitzsch Bible Commentary on the Old Testament concerning the resultant effects of Noah’s curse: “The Phoenicians, along with the Carthaginians and the Egyptians, who all belonged to the family of Canaan, were subjected by the Japhetic Persians, Macedonians, and Romans; and the remainder of the Hamitic tribes either shared the same fate, or still sigh, like the negroes, for example, and other African tribes, beneath the yoke of the most crushing slavery.”

wounded for our transgressions, bruisedfor our iniquities [Isaiah 53:5]

                It is very easy to say, “But Jesus did remove the curse of our sinfulness from us on the cross of Calvary.” That is very true. But it is also an undeniable fact that even for the forgiven soul the consequences of past deeds do tend to rear up the ugliness of their heads. A husband committed an adulterous act. He begged his wife. The wife forgave him. But four months down the line of time, the second culprit, the Madam’s maid, began to experience the protrusion of the belly. Yes, adultery has been forgiven; but the natural consequence of an erroneous deed is another bone of contention. Reuben definitely earned the epithetic ‘excellency of disgnity’ of Genesis 49:3. He made sure that Joseph was not killed, suggesting the pit hurl (Genesis 37:21, 22 & 29). What is more? Reuben pledged his two sons to assure Jacob, their father that he would bring Benjamin back to him. He showed true remorse when Joseph took them through harrowing experience in Egypt. But because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it; the dying progenitor’s verdict consequentially, was, thou shalt not excel.” As Jacob’s son, Reuben received an acknowledgement of one of the tribes of Israel.      

                It says that “Japheth shall dwell in the tents of Shem.” While Japheth means ‘enlarged’, Shem is defined as, ‘name’ or ‘fame.’ The word ‘tent’ is ‘ôhel (o’-hel): ‘a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).’ The next word ‘enlarge’ is pâthâh (paw-thaw’): ‘to be spacious, be open, be wide.’ I believe this can be seen in variety of exegeses. I see a very profound explanation of this verse is in this wise: Shem is the progenitor of the Israel that hoisted the name of Jehovah Jesus, the Saviour of fallen Adam. The ‘fame’ of the LORD God and His salvific project, the accomplished business of the Lamb’s perfection – when sin was atoned for – was first published by Israel of Shem. The business is the proclamation of the word of God. Israel went from a community to another; then from the land of Israel to the land of the Gentiles: for does it not read, “… to the Jew first, and to the Gentile” [Romans 1:16].

                Shem, having successfully preached the gospel to the Japhetic Gentiles and Japheth had got born again, the two sons of Noah are found conspicuously dwelling in the tent or the tabernacle of the Lord God.

                When Japheth took the same word of God – for it cannot be in any way different from one person to another – there was a huge thirst and hunger for the glorious word of salvation. The Book was not only very voluminous, it was an arduous task making just the New Testament part of the Book. Necessity, the mother of invention, moved Japhetic Europe to invent the printing press. Voilà! Millions of the Bibles run in rapid circulation. Japheth, according to his name, enlarged the word of God universally.

Horus, Egyptian solar god, is of Ham.

                Ham, all the while, had been satisfying himself with the worship of variety of gods. Africa busied herself with the myriads of mythical deities. In the expansive drive of Europe, the progeny of Japheth, through seafaring brought the gospel to Africa of Ham, the son of Noah. Ham means ‘warm, hot’. The curse must not go directly to Ham. Why? Ham has his own calendar of divine timing for the proclamation of the word of Adamic salvation. Check this out. You will find out that Africa is the hottest in this end of time propagation of the gospel of atonement. Great teachers of the Word abound in the land of Ham. It is the Divine turn of Ham to preach till the rapture experience. Amen. Satan understands these things, so, he must do all he can to make it very difficult and if possible, outright impossible to continue Divine mandate according to God’s calendar in regard to Hamish duty in the business of the heavenly Father.

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. 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!”      

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [1]

                The entire land of human habitation situated under the solar glare is, without controversy, under curse. Six thousand years of Adamic perverse, malice aforethought ways against God’s will is the resultant effects under which our world is wreathing. It is absolutely correct to blame the political ineffectiveness of Africa on bad leadership. There is another huge angle to the African failure.

                Why does this very world wreathe in calamitous trends today? The Bible has all the answers.     Adam and his wife sinned; they should be destroyed; but check out what God did: “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life” [Genesis 3:17], making Adam an indirect carrier of the curse.

                Minus Cain – the one I call the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants – the first ten progenitors of the antediluvian age – those l call antediluvian saints – gave birth to biological sons and daughters, save the last one, Noah. The first nine – Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah and Lamech – according to the Bible records, “begat sons and daughters”. Noah fathered, biologically, only three sons: Shem, Japheth and Ham.

                After the Great Deluge, Noah, the progenitor of this present earth’s population, sacrificed unto the LORD God, Who blessed Noah, his wife, three sons, and the wives of his sons, eight in all. Genesis 9:1 “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” It was a re-enactment of Genesis 1:28. “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered” (Genesis  9:2). You cannot curse whoever God blesses.

Inebriated father Noah

                Noah, mistakenly, got himself drunk with the juicy liquid of the vine. Unconsciously he threw himself into nakedness. Ham, who was probably with his son, Canaan, saw the drunken nakedness, and made a huge, offensive fun of it.

                Noah woke up from the sordid experience which flowed from the inebriant grapes; but knowing what Ham did. Noah could not curse Ham – he had been blessed already by the divine pronouncement of the Most High – so what could he do? The Bible says of Noah in Genesis 9:25-27 “And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26) And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27) God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”

The fall of Adam’s race

                The similarity of this occurrence is when Adam sinned against the LORD God and He would not place the curse of Adamic perversion on Adam directly. Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” simply because the LORD God had already blessed Adam: Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

                If God had placed a direct curse on Adam, it would have been ominous in certain ways. A negation of God’s infallibility, pertaining to the Logos, would have stood to challenge the validity of God’s benediction. It would have meant that Jehovah God, either did not think well before blessing them, or did not make use of His foreknowledge; or maybe God did not truly know the future. Jesus would not have had the enablement to subdue death. God’s benediction says: “and subdue it – i.e. the earth. Jesus came to the earth as a man. It must be an indirect curse, so that, one day Enos and the antediluvian saints would have the legality to “call upon the name of the LORD.”

Ham’s gospel participation


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                A direct curse could render the “call upon the name of the LORD” ineffective for lack of spiritual legality. The Messianic connectivity to Ham’s involvement came to ocular perception in Matthew 27:31-32 “And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32) And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” Cyrene is the Greek Kurēnaios (koo-ray-nah’-yos), meaning: ‘a native of Cyrene; a Cyrenaean, that is, inhabitant of Cyrene.’

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. 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!”  

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UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [nine]

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9]            Concerning His ‘name’ in Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 7:14 unveils, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” It reads in one of His pre-incarnate manifestations when He visited the home of Manoah, before the birth of Samson, in the Book of Judges 13:18 “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” The word ‘secret’ is pil’ı̂y (pil-ee’): ‘wonderful, incomprehensible, extraordinary;’ and taking the definition of ‘seeing,’ wᵉ (wi), meaning ‘indeed’, into cognizance, ‘seeing It is secret’ should be defined as ‘absolutely and supremely wonderful’ and this cannot but be the name of the Most High. Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”  1Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

                As our ‘Counsellor’ of Isaiah 9:6, the prophecy said, “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both” (Zechariah 6:12-13). Jesus told His disciples in Luke 21:14-15, “Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15) For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” 1Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” Colossians 2:2-3 “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Read as well, John 1:16.

                In Zechariah 6:13 the ‘Counsellor’ is at once the King and the Priest after the order of Melchizedek – without a beginning and no ending of His Majestic sacerdotalism due to the fact of His eternality. The ubiquity of Jesus is captured in Luke 21:15. Who can give wisdom to the hearts of several people in diverse locations save the Most High? Jesus containerizes the entire wisdom and knowledge of God, ergo, He knows all things. There is no gainsaying the fact that only an entity of divinity can be made to us: wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption found in 1Corinthians 1:30.

                Jesus is the ‘Mighty God’ of Isaiah 9:6. Psalm 45:3 & 6 “Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.”  Verse 6 “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.”  John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”  Romans 9:4-5, “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5) Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”  Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” See Isaiah 45:24-25; Psalm 50:1; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Hebrews 1:8; and 1John 5:20.

                The 45th Psalm sings, most definitely, of the Christ, where He is aptly referred to as ‘most mighty’, wielding glorious majesty, whose throne is eternal. God the Father, sighting the Christ, addressed Jesus Christ, saying, “Thy throne, O God” simply because Christ is very God of very God. Jesus is the soon coming God and Saviour. 

                Does the Scripture agree with ‘the everlasting’ nature of His ‘Fatherhood’ found in Isaiah 9:6? Proverbs 8:23 “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” Hebrews 2:13-14 “And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14) Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Further reading: Isaiah 18:8 and 53:10. ‘Set up’ of Proverbs 8:23 is the Hebrew nacak (naw-sak’):1. to pour out. 2. (especially) to pour out a libation. 3. (by analogy) to anoint a king. 4. (also) to cast (metal).’ The Word of God, being a Personage of the Godhead, had been anointed for the mediatorial office of the Christ. The Holy Spirit, in the divine agreement with the Father, had poured forth the unguent of divine functionality on the Second Member of the Divinity in the long eternality of time before anything was brought into existence. This is what ‘set up’ means.

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!”

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