THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT (2)

 

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Of truth is the scripture which says, “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” (1John 2:16). ‘Pride’, in this verse is the Greek alazoneia (al-ad-zon-ei’-a): ‘1. Empty boasting, mere bragging 2. (by implication) self-confidence’. Her pride and self-confidence was unfounded in Christ. Pride made Lucifer to see himself as a recipient of sacerdotal obeisance, even before the LORD God, in the heavenly assizes. He failed. “Therefore”, Lucifer decided, “let man fail as well”. His intension was not a mere feeding with orange, mango, apple or guava as the case may be. It was a grand design to knock over Adam’s government – a successful coup d’état (unlike the unsuccessful attempt botched by Michael in heaven). He wanted to be in control of human affairs and his success earned him the title, ‘the god of this world’ John 12:31, 16:11; 2Corinthians 4:4 & Ephesians 2:2. His stratagem was to bring them before the destructive and strict judgment of God. The word ‘world’ is the Greek kosmos (kos’-mos) in John 12:31, 16:11, meaning: ‘1. orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration 2. (by implication) the world including its inhabitants’. It is from this the English got its ‘cosmetic’. Aion (ai-own’) is that of 2Corinthians 4:4 with the definitions of: ‘1. (properly) an age 2. (by extension) perpetuity (also past) 3. (by implication) the world 4. (specially, Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future)’. This ‘age’ is nothing short of the zeitgeist, controlled by satanic force.

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In the 7th verse of the 3rd chapter of Genesis the evil deed had reached perfection. They were left alone, gasping for life-enhancing oxygen like a fish out of its habitat, by the deceiving devil. “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons”. Saddest earthly moment! Verse 7 is the depiction of the vileness of the craving of Humanism. All Adam could do for himself was to put leaves together like a jáwéjura; a Yoruba expression meaning: ‘throw leaves about the body’ a euphemism for ‘a madman’. Pâqach (paw-kakh’) is the Hebrew word for ‘open’ and it means: ‘to open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively to be observant’. They began to observe only what the mockery of the enemy flogged them with. Secular Humanism teaches adherents that, “In the beginning man created God”. “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1 & 53:1). The word ‘fool’ is nâbâl (naw-bawl’): ‘stupid; senseless; wicked (especially impious)’.

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Demons’ peregrination across the globe is for one reason: to sow the forbidden seed. Check your heart, it is probably in possession of that which brought God into the Garden, in Genesis 3:8, “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day”, which will make a guilty you do what they did, “…and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden”. The word, ‘walking’ is the Hebrew word ‘halak’ which figuratively means: ‘lifestyle’. The enemy had just changed the lifestyle of our first parents. It could not measure up to God’s, so, they had to be evacuated. They did not know that it was on the same tree that the incarnation of the Lord God would hang to settle the sin question. Thanks be to God that we can now beat the devil to his game simply by an adherence to God’s sacred word.

Satan is always taking you far away from whatever he starts with you. Flush out every semblance of the wicked one inside your heart. Be wise. “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1John 2:17 – ‘world’, here, is kosmos).

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We have, at one time or another, bungled it before the very eyes of the Lord God. Is or was that the end of our spiritual rapport with the Holy Trinity? No! Get in touch with Jesus. He will lead you to the Father. Then He will send into your spirit, the Divine energizing Holy Spirit to ensure your eternal sonship of the Eternal Father. Be born again. Pray this simple prayer: “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!   (Concluded)

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                                Do what they didn’t do: obey Jesus.

THE GENESIS OF HUMANISM (1)

Human history places the rise of humanism, brought forth by an Italian Chancellor, Brunetto Latini (c. 1220-94), somewhere in the mid of the twelfth century. The truth, according to the revelation of Divine protocol (HIS story), is that it is a Luciferan proclivity, which he displayed before the throne of the Majesty on high, to proclaim and to establish the spirit of individualism. In the darkened, egoistic resolve of Lucifer, a messenger, we find the location of the genesis of humanism.

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Collins Dictionary defines humanism thus: “1. the denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity; the rejection of religion in favour of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts. 2. A philosophical position that stresses the autonomy of human reason in contradistinction to the authority of the Church. 3. (Often capital) a cultural movement of the Renaissance, based on classical studies.” Basically, humanism is against the worship of Jehovah and His Christ which will invariably jettison the dependence on the Holy Spirit. Lucifer failed in his nefarious attempt to actualize his utopian philosophy of individualism, which was intended to make him another personage of celestial adoration. Four is the scriptural numeration for creation so if he had succeeded he would have become the fourth Person in the Godhead, not by acquiescence of the Trinity, but by mere rationalism. Lucifer called himself God, when he is not the Creator, in heaven where the first church commenced. Humanism bestows deity on all humanists. So, you see, it did not begin on earth, in Italy, in the thirteenth century A.D.

                Put these scriptures, Jeremiah 4:23-26; 2Peter 2:4; Jude 6-7; 1Peter 3:18-20 & 22, together and you will find out that there is a difference between demons and fallen angels. While angels do not need to seek for a habitat to operate on earth for the simple reason that they, as spirit beings, can dwell anywhere as God’s messengers and can easily adapt (Genesis 6:1-4), a demon has lost his right to dwell on terra firma, having been stripped of his body (disembodied spirit) is constantly looking for a habitat (especially) human, to exercise his evil will. Jesus did descend deep down to preach dooms day to fallen angels. Evil spirits on earth will therefore be the foul demons who had inhabited the earth pre-Adamically whom the Devil persuaded, promising a utopian deification and leading to being their own lords, free forever. Humanism! The demons, no doubt are enjoying the utopia of being worshipped but for how long? A short time (Rev.12:12).

One thing I know about the Devil is that he never changes his modus operandi (which gives us an edge over him). In his Luciferian ophidism he had no choice but to preach, as always, an appealing oratorical, humanism. “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1. Lucifer, the Devil, asked thus to impeach the credibility of God’s verbalism. He needed to slander the Creator to win her over thus separating her from God with, “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” Genesis 3:4-5. This is pure individualistic indoctrination, with the sole attempt of making the Woman to believe that she did not need God after all; leading to a spiritual independence from the Most High!

She, like humanists, began to develop her own thoughts. She carried the thoughts to the evil conclusion, culminating in an evangelism of spiritual meretriciousness (for she, who belonged to God willingly did Satan’s bidding). Steeped in humanism, she did not see the preeminence of her husband but her own individualistic supremacy. So, she made sure that she must be the first one to acquire the knowledge. Individualism of humanism! Today’s wife thinks she is smarter than the man. She will rather dwell on gender inequalities, plunging steeply into vexatious state, instead of submitting to her husband. To Adam, the man, was the ordination of the Divine afflatus, hence, the priest, enjoying domestic superintendency. This is what her humanist induction blinded her to acknowledge (because, like Rev. Chris Okotie would say, Satan was taking them somewhere). The fructification of the injection of the opium of humanism into the woman led to Divine judgment and an inevitable eviction. It found a permeation in the first procreation. Cain.

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                 Secular Humanism “Man, in the beginning, they believe, made God.

Humanism as a pure religion on earth finds its seminar in,”…neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die;” Genesis 3:3. Religion adds inconsequential taboos to one’s life unnecessarily, in a bid to bind one fanatically to it. When Cain must stand in worship of the God of his parents he decided to do it in his own way, sourcing his stance from the spirit of individualism. Such was the ossification of the heart of Cain as he displayed contumacy before God, as he turned his back on God’s saving elixir of sin offering, because he had found another god in himself, and earning the title of the first antichrist for himself as he strolled arrogantly away, like Lucifer, his spiritual father, to build the first city on earth! Cain, like every true humanist, saw in himself an achiever of greatness. True to humanistic type, Cain jettisoned his role in God’s plan, to the first family of man, to pursue an individual agenda. Cain means spear or javelin. His role, therefore is to protect the first human family, by warding off all external evil forces. Cain pitched against God’s intention. Every act of initiation receives a religious stance but when it runs contrary to God’s word it engenders evil omen. Cain sired Enoch, his first child, whose name means ‘initiate.’

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