THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (IV)

The prince of this world is judged (John 16:11).

(…continued from part 3…)

(IV)      The rapture. It exempts the Christians from the great tribulation. Amen! Lego (le’-ğō), meaning: “1. (properly) to “lay” forth. 2. (figuratively) to relate. 3. (by implication) to mean;’ is the Greek word for ‘they shall say’ of 1Thessalonians 5:3. ‘Peace’ is eirene (ei-ree’-nee) ‘1. peace. 2. (by implication) prosperity;’ while ‘safety’ isasphaleia (a-sfa’-lei-a), meaning:security.’ Why would Paul assure Christians in the succeeding 4th and 5th verses that the tribulation should not ‘overtake’ them? ‘Overtake’ of verse 4 is katalambanō (kat-al-am-ban’-o) ‘to lay hold of; to seize upon, take possession of; of evils overtaking one, of the last day overtaking the wicked with destruction, of a demon about to torment one.’

Emmaus bound disciples met with the risen Jesus

                                                                                                                                                               Reverend Chris Okotie taught that the three and half years of Jesus’ ministry will account for the first three and half years of the Antichrist. This happens to be the reason why he must of Divine decree, toe the line of peace, if the Antichrist must deceive the world of his salvific mission. Prophet Daniel asked “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” The next seventh verse of Daniel chapter 12 had the angelic answer, “for a time, times, and a half.” Three and half years! Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Why should the fatidic ‘for a time, and times, and half a time’ be given in reference to the ‘woman’? It is simply because of what the ‘woman’ is; it is the Greek gune (ǰ ï-nee’) ‘a woman, (specially) a wife.’ Christians constitute the Bride of Christ, a woman. Revelation 11:3; 12:6 and 13:7 all point to an eschatological the three and a half years. 

                Of veridical perception is Satan’s title as the god of the world’s system. He wants to be worshipped. He will get this crave in the seven years of the tribulation. Revelation 13:15-17 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. 17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

TRIBULATION!

                The verb, ‘causeth’ is poieo (poi-ye’-ō): ‘to make or do.’ It properly refers to a single act thus differing from prasso (pras’-sō): ‘1. to practice, i.e. perform repeatedly or habitually. 2. (by implication) to execute, accomplish, etc. 3. (specially) to collect (dues), fare (personally). Remember that Jesus teaches that when all these things are happening, it is really not the end. The taking of the mark of the Beast will be a one-time affair of after the rapture, and never, as the Scripture reveals, before we, the born-again Christians, are taken out of the turbulence, which will be wreaked upon the people who are left behind.

                The antichrist cannot exercise his wickedness on the Bride of Jesus. It will be tantamount to carrying out a physical sexual rape on God’s wife. Who will allow that? Certainly not God! The Antichrist cannot touch the Christians simply because we are the body of Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead. He has no authorization to touch us.    

We will be in heaven all through the (3 ½ years) of tribulation.

                We are the spiritual phenomenon! The physical representation of the Christ. How can we be subjected to bestial worship? It will be unfair to some of us who would lack enough faith to face the Antichrist. The truth is that our continued existence on earth together with this son of perdition will harm the lawless one, so, greatly. One angry effusive torrent of the glossolalia ma so kakada na hashasha landia waka!– will blind and overwhelm him. His father, Satan, has no answer to what the Holy Spirit pours forth from our tongues! Two captains will not be suffered to dwell here at the same time. Heaven will be too happy to host us for just three and a half years.  

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

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

. (…to be continued…)

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

                Job and his trials

(…continued from part 6…)

(7)          A differentiating, incriminatory commination of Satanism was the tag placed on Lucifer in the scriptural documentation of: “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” [Job 1:8]. ‘Escheweth’ in Hebrew is śûr (soor) ‘to turn aside (off), depart.’  Râ‛âh (rah) remains the Hebraic definition of ‘evil’ here and in every mentioning of it. The Devil is explicitly the evil one and the propagator of it. If God were to have a scintilla of evil in Him, the boldacious proclivity of Lucifer would definitely had reminded God of it.

The usual outpouring psalmodic Spirit-infusion of Davidic scripting is of crystal clarity in, “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee” [Psalm 5:4]. Evil is a component of Satanism. It has its dwelling home with Lucifer, in whom the activism of iniquity was first a discovery. I just do not know why people would not see the eternal destruction it portends if God should bring Himself to an inconsequentially tiny taste of evil. He will cease to be the Almighty: simply because He stands to be judged for wrongdoing. For the sake of His eternal goodness, the LORD, my God will never drink of evil. Hallelujah!

The wisest individual poured it forth so beautifully in Proverbs 12:20, “Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.” Pregnant with arcanum is this Solomonic scriptorial ingenuity. Is God not too real to toy with a soiling deceitfulness? Jehovah is not the liar known of man, neither will He ever seek for repentance, having committed a sin. ‘Adonay alone is Jehovah; He must not change: to save us from annihilation. The verb ‘imagine’ is chârash (khaw-rash’) ‘to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).’ God is absolutely good and complete. He is the ultimate nonpareil Being. There is nothing to add and nothing to remove from Him. Only a demented mind will associate God with evil.

                The word ‘counsellors’, is ya`ats (yaw-ats’) ‘1. to advise. 2. (reflexively) to deliberate or resolve.’ The ‘counsellors’ from this verse can only be an advise from the mind of God, ergo, it is of ‘peace’ and the Hebrew word for which is shalowm (shaw-lome) ‘1. safe. 2. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly. 3. (abstractly, as noun) well-being, one’s welfare. 4. (by extension) health, prosperity, peace.’ It is quite understandable that while deceit comes from the imagination of evil, the counselling mind of God preaches peace that brings joy. The question now is, who is the Counsellor of Isaiah 9:6? Whose peace passeth all understanding (Philippians 4:7)? In whose presence is the fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11)? Selah!

                The minutest of evil, the size of the least of the fraction of an office pin poke cannot find its containerising incursion into the Holy One of Israel.

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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

(Continued from part four…)

5)            Pivotal to being subjected to a secured incarceration in the gaol of philosophy, is the inebrious sting with subjectivism. Defined by the Oxford Dictionary, subjectivism is: ‘doctrine that all knowledge is subjective only and incapable of proof.’ By faith alone, it is understood, man is made to appreciate theological truths. For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2Cor. 5:7) where the word ‘sight’ is eidos (ei`-dos) ‘a view, i.e. form;’ it comes from the root: eido (ei’-do) ‘1. (properly) to see 2. (by implication, in the perfect tense only) to know.’ Eido is an experiential knowledge. Philosophy is known to be very deficient in solving problems: for it keeps the question hanging. Another philosophy is thrown into your logical reasoning before you smell the mental fraud.

Desiderius Erasmus

            Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Paul Tillich (1886-1965) and Karl Barth (1886-1968), all hid under the cloak of Christianity to teach Humanism and doctrines of existentialism. They were not Christians. Not at all! They could not speak the mind of Jehovah simply because they operated quite independent of the Logos, Jesus Christ, even the express Word of God.

                I cannot understand how God could author moral evil and not be guilty as well. What kind of Being will God be, if for instance He should plan and orchestrate the sinful fall of Adam and his wife and made the soteriological arrangements to go alongside it? He most certainly will be the giddiest of all in existence. Why would He toy with innocent lives? I can hear a statement like, “Well, He is God Almighty.” Then the concluding rhetoric, “Who can challenge Him if He should decide to do just that (sin)?”

Søren Kierkegaard

                Is God like a man? They simply do not know the kind of Person, Jehovah, the God of the Bible is. He is Love. In absolute readiness to shower all pleasantness to all of His creations is His divine volition. He is the true Light. Full of knowledge and grace. Jehovah is full of goodness and to an overflowing ineffableness. The LORD God is absolutely faultless –the ultimate perfection of goodness from eternity to eternal existence. Amen.

                Who, ergo, is the author of moral evil? The answer is quite simple on account of the factuality that fatalism stems from Satanism, which happens to be antithetical to the sound theological message. John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” The Greek word for ‘murderer’ is anthrōpoktonos (anth-ro-pok-ton’-os): ‘a manslayer.’ The Greek for ‘abode’ is histemi (his’-tay-mee): ‘to stand’. What is ‘truth’? It is alētheia (al-ay’-thi-a): ‘truth, (figuratively) reality. The word ‘own’ is idios (id’-ee-os): ‘1. pertaining to self, i.e. one’s own 2. (by implication) private or separate.’

Emmanuel Kant

                As the father of lies, Satan is the author of it. It is not God who created lies. To prove that God has no hand in the fatalism of the determinism known of the Devil’s proclivity, Jesus employed the qualifying adjective of ‘own’ to describe Satan’s unholy utterance of lies. Lying is a private act, separate from God’s intention. The lying tongue has left the spiritual vicinity of God’s oracular afflatus. The ‘reality’ definition of Alētheia is a proof that God is not the author of moral evil. Moral evil is alien and unreal to God, the Author of creationism. Satan, not God, is the murderer.

                Romans 3:4 “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” From this verse, the word ‘liar,’ pseustēs (psyoos-tace’) means: ‘one who breaks faith, a false and faithless man, a falsifier.’  Its origin comes from pseudomai (psyoo’-dom-ahee): ‘to lie, to speak deliberate falsehoods, to deceive one by a lie, to lie to.’ And the word ‘justified’? It is dikaioo (dik-ai-oh’-o): ‘1. to render (i.e. show or regard as) just or innocent. Dikaioo comes from the root word, dikaios (dik’-ai-os) ‘1. equitable (in character or act) 2. (by implication) innocent, holy {absolutely or relatively}.’

                Who must be ‘justified’? Is it not the ultimate Judge, the Almighty Jehovah? His judgment, no matter the severity of it, makes Him holy, not because He authors it; but simply because of His inculpability in the scrofulous existential crisis of the Adamic nature. What am I trying to say? His guiltlessness does not derive from the fact of the phenomenal gargantuanism of the Almightiness of His posture, it is simply because of His inculpability; it is in fact of the sinfulness that characterises His Holiness, from eternity past to that of the future. Amen! Every man, according to Romans 3:4, may decide to live in the abjection of an existence quite contrary to Paradisaical flawlessness of creationism, but the actuality of the persona of His Divinity demands an absolute irreproachability. Amen! Is the LORD God the Author of moral evil? Selah!

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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

 WORSHIP: SATAN’S UNHOLY CRAVE

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

 I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven

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

Thou wast perfect in thy ‘light bearing’ ways…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Concluded)

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (2)

 THE TWO ARE SPIRITUALLY ONE!

(…continued from part one…)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

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

Lubricate the new birth by:

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

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

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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SATAN FELL BEFORE THE ETERNAL GOD (II)

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“See nothing good in Lucifer,” the Holy Spirit told Rev. Chris Okotie.

   (…continued from the 1st part…)

 *2*     The word of Scripture’s couching intimacy of, “…till iniquity was found in thee…” is a proof that the Holy Spirit did remind him of his ministerial loyalty to the Divinity. Lucifer was hell bent on allowing his ungodly reverie to take the worst of his thoughts. Lucifer’s rejection of the counsel of the Holy Spirit brought him into the guilt of Matthew 12:31, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” It was the malison of the Eternal One that judged Satan, for that simple fact, his sentence carried an eternal consequence, with no option of grace. Lucifer was doomed forever. Amen.

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He fell before an Eternal God

Satan knew that he was doomed forever. The taboo he stepped into was more than what he envisaged. He would not even essay to ask for forgiveness, just for the record. He was too engrossed in the delirium of his procacious mentality. Lucifer must, he believed, brandish his cognitive dementia. To other beings he unleashed the dangerous insanity that had warped him to a stupor.

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

Spiritual Warfare

”…he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

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

Paradise Lost_Fallen Lucifer

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

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“…till iniquity was found in thee…”

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

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

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Get Jesus involved in your life. Get born again. In all sincerity say this prayer of salvation: “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”    (Concluded)

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SATAN FELL BEFORE THE ETERNAL GOD (I)

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 *1*         Jehovah is a God of legality. He sits on the celestial throne as the Judge and King of the heavenly assizes. His adjudicatory essence receives a proof in Genesis 15:14, where He foretold what would befall Abraham’s progeny. “And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.” The word ‘judge’ is dı̂yn or dûn (deen) ‘to judge, contend, plead.’ Abraham, when he saw HIS day, took the opportunity to haggle the salvation of the population of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:25, “That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Shâphaṭ (shaw-fat’) is the Hebrew word for ‘Judge,’ meaning: ‘to judge, govern, vindicate, punish.’ The LORD lounges on a throne and that accounts for HIS Majestic office. One of the innumerous celestial ministering subjects was Lucifer.

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 The ‘light bearer’ is not The LIGHT!

His proximity to the Creator, as the ‘light bearer’ (which is the definition of his name, Lucifer) and a highly intelligent being, leaves him no excuse to feign benightedness of what was expected of him and the consequences of any disobedience. Ezekiel 28:15, “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” ‘Perfect,’ from this verse is tâmı̂ym (taw-meem’): ‘complete, whole, entire, sound.’ ‘Ways’ is derek (deh’-rek): ‘a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.’ The word ‘day’ is: yôm (yome) ‘day (which speaks of the hotness of the working period of sunshine), time, year.’ The next word is ‘created’ bârâ’ (baw-raw’): (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes).’And ‘iniquity’‛evel ‛âvel ‛avlâh ‛ôlâh ‛ôlâh (eh’-vel) (moral) evil, injustice, unrighteousness, wrong;’ proves that Lucifer did bring a decadent change upon himself, which caused his prideful fall.

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Judged: the god of this world.

The Hebrew bârâ’ in contrast to ‛âśâh (aw-saw’) speaks of creation out of none existing material. The LORD probably used a non-existing materials to create Lucifer: for HE chose to make him first before any other intelligent being. His being at creationism apotheosized the lifestyle of angelic ones. Leading himself into an apostate abomination, he thought the apotheosis he enjoyed was a culmination into deification.

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He cometh to steal, kill and to destroy.

God set him in the quintessential way he found his glorious self, in one of HIS working days. Lucifer also looked for a day to perfect a treasonous felony. It led to the infamy of Isaiah 14:13-14 “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” These pronouncements were vociferations of maniacal proclivities that were carried by Satanism of demency, for a procacious transmission to the sacred presence of the celestial throne room of the Majesty.

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Lucifer’s errancy goaded him to the execution of the first putsch

Jehovah is eternal. When Lucifer’s errancy goaded him to the execution of the first putsch, it was before the Eternal Judge, the LORD God, that he committed the felonious cruelty. Christ and the Holy Spirit were not the only Eternal Witnesses to the satanic antipathy, myriads of the two-thirds counterinsurgent angels, led by Michael are witnesses to Lucifer’s criminality in the court of celestial jurisprudence. In fact Lucifer himself will stand to depose his nefariousness. An eternal judgment is due, ergo, to a sinfulness before the Eternal Jehovah. Lucifer, I believe, knew what he was into. He tried to play a psychological game with God.

Blasphemy.

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Don’t fall like this wretched, incautious one!

Be wise. Get Jesus involved in your life. Get born again. In all sincerity say this prayer of salvation: “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”       (…to be concluded…)

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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.’

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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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ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED; SO WHAT HAPPENED (two)?

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  Outcome of sin: vagrantness

(…continued from part one…)

*2)        What was to be your glory, Adam, following your perceived logical reasoning, ended up with a leafy toga of insanity. Jesus prayed for an alternative route to the salvaging of mankind. Seeing that God would not bulge, Jesus chose the divine will of the heavenly Father: the sanguinary death of the cross. Adam entered death and died a, miserably wretched, walking cadaver. Jesus died, rose up in victory to receive the deification of Lord of lords, King of kings even the Almighty. Follow not your heart, the traditional route of man’s presupposition, but the express word of God.

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Adam was not lured into the entrapment account of Genesis 3:6, “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” His intense focus on her woman of transgression, instead of doing Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;….” turned out to be the bane of his failure. I believe it would be to his chagrin to recall his unguarded response of Genesis 3:12 “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” Realising his avoidable transgression, he probably hated what he did with his vocal cord and decided to send his voice to a monastery. No wonder none of his word, after the fall, was not given any scriptural recording.

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Once he tasted of sinfulness, the perfection of his human purity gone, he was made to understand 1John 2:15-17; 15) “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” Why, Adam, would you attempt a deliberate sinfulness with all your sinless consciousness still intact? Why did you have to wait till the ebbing away of your life before coming to your senses? Sheer affront to God and His Divinity is what the act of sin truly is. Any commission of sin, no matter how inconsequential it seems, is a direct challenge to a war with the Most High! Adam’s love for a deadly woman plunged us all into the pool of miry putridity of sin.

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Truth be told? Adam should have cut ties with the erring woman the second she entered the evil world of sin. The pollution got heightened when Adam acquiesced to the woman’s invitation. Satan, the Devil, had got them! I can hear the devilish cackle of his victorious laughter.

Adam; empathetic with his wife, decided to become what she had turned into. Stupidity!

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Adam refused to garb himself in a demurrable state: for he had destructively decided not to sign a pact with the Spirit of qualmishness. He led himself astray.

What he did not understand was that, being the first to sin, his wife would have a controlling superintendency over him in the nature of sinfulness. If not for the grace of God which empowered him to rename her, Satan would have perfected a change of the divine marital order. Adam would have remained in a marital incongruity under his wife. In naming her he regained his federal, Adamic headship.

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Your peregrination through the valley of the shadow of death, Adam, was beyond your league. How could you deign to plunge into an embarkation of such odyssey? When David, in the 23rd Psalm, penned “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:” it was based on the understanding of: “for the LORD art with me.” David was not alone in the trek. Was Jesus alone in the descent into the darkness of the unknown valley of Hades? No! Christ, the uncreated Messiah, was his obbligato accompaniment.

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Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say, Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  (…to be continued…)

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THE LORD OF EXODUS (part 3)

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“Why would God show Himself to man?”

 (…continued from part two…)         The question that should be begging for an audience, at this juncture is: “Why would God show Himself?” To Adam: it was to prove not only His true physical existence but to become man’s salvaging strength. He did not just appear to Adam every cool of the evening, He walked towards them to teach the lifestyle of righteousness. To Moses: to prove His integrity for: with Abraham a covenant was made to honour His word of Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” God deemed it essential to show Himself to Abraham.

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The possible site where God showed Himself to Moses

Abraham’s faith was essential to get him to perform an adumbration of the Calvary sacrifice with Isaac, engendering God’s promise to actuate Israel and eventually Himself, even Jesus. The LORD God had to show up personally to give the necessary legal backing to the raising of His covenanted Israel. This is God’s business. The business of giving man an eternal option of heaven or hell. It’s difficult to have riches on earth; Lucifer having cornered all the gold of Havilah. He showed up to present a leeway in circumvention of Lucifer’s incontrovertible volar grasp enthronement of financial oligarchy. In Hebrew, Havilah is chăvı̂ylâh (khav-ee-law’): ‘circle.’ And this is the vicious circle that Satan wraps round wealth acquisition. He gives it only to those who have gone through esoteric initiation. Check out the spiritual stand of the globally very rich people.

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The LORD of Exodus walked the walk to make us rich. 2Corinthians 8:9, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” The enemy is a roaring lion and a raging storm. He must be silenced, so what did He do? Mark 4:39, “And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” The verbal ‘arose’ is diegeirō (dee-eg-i’-ro): ‘to wake up, awaken, arouse (from sleep).’ Right from the day man tasted of sin he died. Man became a walking cadaver. Man began to live through spiritual somnambulism.

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Moses became living solar illumination whose countenance could not beheld!

For this reality the Lord of Exodus ‘arose’ for: He had to enter into death on our behalf. ‘Rebuked’ is epitimaō (ep-ee-tee-mah’-o): ‘to tax upon, that is, censure or admonish; by implication forbid.’ Adam did forfeit his dominion of the earth when he was found guilty of sin. The LORD, found in the habiliment of man, arose to the occasion, censured the enemy’s attempt and forbidding his evil intent. ‘Peace’ is siōpaō (see-o-pah’-o) ‘to be silent, hold one’s peace; used of one’s silence because dumb; metaphorically of a calm, quiet sea.’ The tempestuous enemy must be forced to keep quiet.

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The LORD, even over the waters

                 Peace that had eluded man all these centuries is now restored. Amen. ‘Be still’ is phimoō (fee-mo’-o): ‘to close the mouth with a muzzle, to muzzle; metaphorically: to stop the mouth, make speechless, reduce to silence to become speechless; to be kept in check.’ The enemy, officially, has been kept in check. Why should Jesus bother Himself with this that looks like a show off? It was germane that He should stand up for the fallen man. He was in the fashion of a man, ergo, it was expected of Him to champion the course of humanity. If He is the LORD of Exodus this was the opportunity to prove it.

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He came to calm the evil storm of mankind! Amen!!

He must of the necessity of legality rebuke the stormy ocean to authenticate His divine Lordship even over the waters. Water, in scripture represents humanity or the word. The Lord did not rebuke the water actually. It was the evil spirit of Satanism that was silenced and muzzled. Kept in check and the perfect consummation of which will be effected when he is imprisoned for one whole thousand years! And these are the reasons why He did take that walk away from Moses (whose sunny countenance they could not phantom) so as to enable this rendezvous. Jesus, the Rock of ages, in His preincarnate manifestation, is the LORD God of Exodus 34:6-7. Amen! Hallelujah!

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Get born again to receive eternal bliss from the LORD of Exodus, 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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