OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION [one]

Jesus endured all the throes to engender the consummation of salvation (Hebrews 5:9)

1)            God’s protocol, the Bible, lays huge emphasis on obedience and submission. While obedience is a tug at man’s audibility to God’s express command, submission is an establishment of gregarious norm towards the LORD’s satisfaction. God’s obedience-demand is not borne out of the dictates of despotism. God is too good, too great, too holy and too powerful to be treated with a smidgeon of disobedience. He is the Creator of anything found in existence. The LORD God is the Owner of all beings, without Him nothing comes to fructification. It truly amounts to egregious barbarity for anyone just merely to allow the thought of disobedience to Jehovah to cross his mind. Submission to Him is to believe in His Divinity and His eternal suzerainty over His creation. The gospel truth is that, obedience to the word of God gives abundant favour to mankind.    

Submit:

                This is the first time the word ‘submit’ is used in the Bible “And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands” (Genesis 16:9). ‘Submit’ in this verse is `anah (aw-naw’): ‘1. to depress. 2. to humble (oneself). 3. to publicly humble another (i.e. chastise). 4. to intimately humiliate (a euphemism for forced sexual intercourse, rape).’ Properly, the first and second definitions are intended for Hagar towards her mistress, Sarai, the wife of Father Abram. Domineering proclivity of Satanism ordered the ungodly strides of mankind the moment the woman stretched forth her disobedient fingers to pluck from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Being the first to digest the philosophy of Lucifer, she had lost the divine ethics of submissiveness.

the woman sawgood for food, pleasant to the eyes,be desired wise, she tookand did eat

                Satan the Devil knew what he was aiming at when he goaded the woman to be the first to oppugn God’s word. Lucifer knew that by sowing views of divergency his anarchical intent would fructify. The minute a divergent view becomes a belief, the heart of its containerization puffs, having received the yeast of pollutive spread. Hagar suddenly found herself wearing the same sandals as her mistress the very moment she was given the legitimacy of sleeping with the lord and husband of her mistress. Sooner than later she hit the social jackpot. She was with a child, the child of none other personage than the great Abraham! Hagar saw herself as the mother of Abraham’s heir! She forgot where she was picked from. Hagar forgot the legality of Sarah’s ownership of her person. All that Satanism made her understood was her Gibraltar-like foothold she stood to have in Abraham’s household for giving him the heir Sarah could not produce all those decades of conjugation. 

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Cast out this bondwoman (Hagar) and her son (Ishmael).

                What played out in Eden assumed an encore of Satanism in the heart of Hagar. Submission is alien to a bodacious heart. It was quite unfortunate that Hagar would allow Lucifer to play his game of contumacious evil in her being. Unfortunately also, Hagar did not impress on her son, Ishmael, what the angel of God instructed her to do in order to enjoy God’s protection. I cannot find it anywhere in the Biblical documentation of Hagar’s apologetic words concerning the Mosaic couch of Genesis 21:9-10 “And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10) Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.”

Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands

                Psalm 66:3 “Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.” This Psalm exhorts the reader to exalt the LORD God with this song. The word ‘terrible’ is yare’ (yaw-ray’): ‘1. to fear. 2. (morally) to revere. 3. (causative) to frighten.’ The portrayal of ‘awe’ is what ‘terrible’ is intended to reverentially impress in the mind of the worshipper of the Hebrew God. The word ‘greatness’ is the Hebraic rob (roɓe), meaning: ‘abundance (in any respect);’ and `oz (oze) or `owz (oze) [fully] is the Hebrew for ‘power’ meaning: ‘strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise).’ An uncanny consuming mixture of wonder, fear and deep reverence is what strikes you when you come to an understanding of Jehovah’s greatness. Your knees will, without being told, bend before His Majestic presence. You reverence God, truly, not out of the fear one exhibits at the ominous sight of a poisonous debilitation of a black mamba or the ferociousness of a lion, but out of absolute respect.

The Household Of God Church, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

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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FREE MORAL AGENCY [6]

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6)            Dirty politicking: Nero, a Roman emperor, long before whom was Nimrod and Pharaoh; Adolf Hitler, Sani Abacha, Muhammadu Buhari, Idi Amin, and a host of political leaders have engaged in dirty politics. Find out how they became the wielder of the reins of governmental clutch that they would rather die than relinquish. They had dined with the Devil himself, who had thrust the power of Satanism into their hands. Occasionally they must renew the sacrificial stance of that which bonds them to the worship of Satan. They belong to various local and international cultic covens. The Bible says that governmental leaders are ministers of the Most High God, but, they wilfully decide to give their allegiance to the god of this world, Lucifer, the fallen angel, who is going to be the father of the ultimate Antichrist.

Cain: the first to be guilty of murder.

                Irresponsible use of your free moral agent existence weakens the acquisition of celestial citizenry crowns. What do you think God was giving a clear asseveration of, when He told mankind through Adam, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17)? What one eats serves as the vehicular machinery of nutritional growth. Jesus is known as the Manna from heaven. Matthew 26:26 “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.”

“Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice” [Exodus 19:19].

                John 6:49-60, “Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50) This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51) I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 52) The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54) Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55) For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58) This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59) These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60) Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?”

Thou mayest freely eat – Genesis 2:16

                The eating in Eden is both physical and spiritual. So, what is God making known to them? “You do whatever is right in your eyes as far as My Word allows you;” the LORD God asseverates, “and after your life on earth, you will come to Me;” God went on, “then it will be time for judgment;” is the Creator’s conclusion.

                Many pastors, evangelists, born again Christians will lose crowns. Many husbands will have to contend with being under the leadership of their earthly wives or children. Crowns of good works determine the hierarchy of empyreal citizenry. Some pastors, who cannot do without engaging in certain vices like sexual immorality, will serve under their church members. It will not be painful an experience to find one in, but, what is sown is what is reaped. You will not wallow in shame, but, your official celestial status, which is dependent on the good things you do now as a Christian either places you lower or much lower than some people if you allow yourself to be dominated by sensual propensity.

           None will be plunged into slavery of any kind, but you will be low in the new world to come for all eternity. Imagine what the Creator’s elevation of a born again Christian will amount to in heaven before we come to spend the rest of eternity on earth? No one elects anyone into such celestial offices; none will ever be made to lose that office. It is eternally a bestowal of the Divinity. It will be mind-blowing. Let you be warned of the glory of eternal greatness, found nowhere else but in heaven.       

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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!”

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FREE MORAL AGENCY [5]

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5)            The occult lean of your initiation directs you to eliminate the forces against your own cult. A good example is the Black Axe Cult (Nigerian) of your baptism. The lean of cultism has continued to force professionals of the entertainment industry, globally, to join the Illuminati – or be painfully unknown career wise. The mother of all cultism of Satanism, believed to be of the Freemasonry, continues to ask you to expend your free moral agent endowment on the participatory initiation of its organizational arcanum, if you must be reckoned with, in every sphere of this world’s engagement. The next thing you have always done is to carry out the executions, leaving no trace of your blood shedding evil. I know what is says in 2Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

Jihadism is Islamic righteous annihilation

                Why would someone say, “Jihadic execution of non-practising Muslims is Allah’s commission to righteous followers of Muhammadanism?” Globally, Jihad kills and continues to assassinate people who will not chant, “Allahu Akbar! And Muhammad is His prophet!” In the hand of Islamic jihadism is a lethal weapon. If he is a free moral agent, then that bestows the power of killing, in the name of Allah, to him. Of Muhammadan jihadism is the hadith couch of Sunan Abu Dawood, Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad) Book 15, Hadith 56, “Narrateded ‘Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (pbuh) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.”

Islam directs fervent Muslims to expend free moral agency on jihadic expeditions.

                In another hadith it says in Sahih al-Bukhari, Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad) Book 56, Hadith 2 “Narrated ‘Ibn `Abbas: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said, “There is no Hijra (i.e. migration) (from Mecca to Medina) after the Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and good intention remain; and if you are called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.” Yet in another documentation of Sahih Muslim, The Book on Government Book 33, Hadith 175, it reads, “Narrated ‘It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Sa’id Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said (to him): Abu Sa’id, whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his religion and Mubammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise. He (Abu Sa’id) wondered at it and said: Messenger of Allah, repeat it for me. He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!” As unambiguous as the Islamic hadith points out, “Jihad is the way of Allah.”

                Jihadism of Islamic religion is taken very seriously. Sunan an-Nasa’i, The Book of Jihad Book 25, Hadith 108 “Narrated ‘It was narrated that Anas said: “The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ‘Strive in Jihad with your hands, your tongues and your wealth.'” [1] [1] See 3098.” With these Islamic directions why would there not be ready human tools to flex the muscles of religious freedom of moral agency? So, these quoranic directions have terribly birthed Boko Haram of Nigeria, Isis of the Middle East, Al-Qaeda of global strength and many others which have aided terrorism of Satanism.

                Prostitution: In very high demand is the sex trade. I have always made the asseveration of the fact that we live, currently, in the world of sex.

                It suddenly dawns on the woman, from unbelievable expensive gifts and huge cash deposits her femininity attracts, that her body is truly endowed with money making venture. In prostitution she believes, and in that she has got a stupendous paying job. And lo and behold a professional harlotry is hatched in this lady who sees absolutely nothing wrong with the use of her free moral agency to service men’s outrageous sexual urge.

                 Accuse a lot of Yoruba womenfolk of harlotry, and what is their defence? “Every childbearing female is a prostitute: for she goes through the process of coition to get herself pregnant.” Prostitution has always been a glamourized business. What did Tamar do to force Judah to reckon with her membership of the Jewish people? She wisely covered herself in the garb of prostitution (Genesis 38:13-26). The Hebrew for Tamar is tâmâr (taw-mawr’), meaning ‘palm-tree,’ it is a metaphor for ‘uprightness’ and ‘flourishment’. There is not a doubt that prostitution is a global trade of rapid flourishment. The prostitute has always held her head, uprightly, high in society. Madness!

Samson ended his life tragically

                Judah, the fourth son of Israel, is the father-in-law to Tamar, who got Judah to be trapped in this web of prostitution. Jacob, also called Israel by God, had at least a son, a grown up son, involved in prostitution. Samson the great had serious, unwise dealings with prostitutes. Who offered protection to the two Israelites on a Jewish espionage to Jericho, was it not Rahab, a respected prostitute? There are enough Scriptures to prove that prostitution actually began in Nod, the city of Enoch, East of Eden, where Cain dwelt, as the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants. Well, that probably explains why prostitution is seen as the world’s oldest profession.

                Armed robbery: Well-armed, the robbery business is so dreadful that people do what is asked of a robbery gang. Robbers believe that societal breakdown is the cause for joblessness. A gun wielding miscreant could be under drug influence, hence, he should not be argued with. Prostitutional smear on free moral agency will account for delving into armed robbery as a job, indeed, for millions of humans. The power flow from the lethality of the robbery weaponry pushes them to go another step of dastardliness – raping robbery victims sexually; wickedly raising bastards.

Eve: the first to misuse her Adamic free moral agency

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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!”

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FREE MORAL AGENCY [4]

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4)            The subtlety of Satanism sneaked evil appeal into man’s management of his free moral agency. It never strikes man that he is so precious to his Maker; an envious Devil is also after his life only to make nonsense of God’s creation.

                The Devil does not rest when it comes to evil missions. He gave man the option to choose an evil conjugal relationship with the fallen angels. The resultant evil effect was the half-human half-angelic progeny of Satan’s angels. Their offspring became giants, men of renown – to entrench occultism. The excogitation of Satanism was simply to populate the earth with spiritual freaks that would cause so much pollution to make the incarnation of the Christ an impossibility. 

King David

                Against sound advice of 2Samuel 24:3, “And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?” David would definitely pursue the dictates of his whim. And because the king was bent on perfecting the craving of his heart, “Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel” (2Samuel 24:4). King David had his way.

                God too must have His way. “And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. 11) For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, 12) Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 13) So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 14) And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man” (2Samuel 24:10-14).

Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” [Luke 22:48]

                Did Pharaoh not see all the signs of absolute inability to fight the LORD God of Israel? He chose wrongly. Why did Moses, the leader, priest and prophet of Israel not go to the Promised Land? Most times God will not come personally to stop you from the mismanagement of your free moral agency. He created you. He put His fear in you, expecting you to comply with what is right. In every individual’s heart is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The Creator is waiting for you at the end to face His judgment.

The evil of man’s heart is free choice of humanity

                Many saved souls will be astonished at the score cards of their free moral agency of earthly existence. The actuality of free moral agency tends to push one into a lethargic state of spiritual functionality. Believing that he can get away with some sins – after all Adam and Eve did make it to heaven eventually – man wants to taste of some forbidden fruits. One prayer of forgiveness, that is all he needs, and those spiritual misdemeanours are struck out of his dark accounts. Throwing caution to the winds, children of God begin to cut unscriptural corners of Satanism to book a majestic seat of financial autonomy – counting billions in monetary value aided by the altar of ungodly ritualism –, birthed in the oven of a sworn Mammonite. Promoted by the god of this sinful world, Lucifer, the ill-gotten wealth, however, forms a frown on the holy visage of the Most High; and most despicably, they make themselves to feel satisfied paying tithes on an ill-gotten wealth.

                More often than not, with wealth in his clutch, as an army of ants busy itself around sugar, so a bevy of beauties of Eve descent swarm around the nouveau riche. Formication becomes a sporting relish. Taste sex once and you are satanically hooked for good, care having been flung aside. You will not see it as an egregious lasciviousness. The blinding god of this world constantly makes you view it as a consensus act. You will hear yourself saying, “It has always been a serial harmony-sweetened understanding of coition.” It will never occur to you that you have often used your status and the power of your money to force these vulnerable ladies unto their coitus knees.

King David’s free moral agency chose adultery

                And sooner than expected of a Christian, your concupiscent degeneration will be telling the beautiful catch, “Give what you have – your luscious body – to get what I have – my cash.” The freedom of your moral agency does not support giving, especially a lady, without an attached string of behind-closed-door physicality. What makes you promote the philosophy of ‘nothing goes for nothing’ attitude is the immoral slant that has continued to ride you as a free moral agent. You know that your money can easily subvert the civil case against you. So, to work you have always gone. Every judge and every prosecuting attorney was treated with huge bribery; every case is won.

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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!”

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FREE MORAL AGENCY [3]

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3)            The subtlety of Satanism has sneaked an evil appeal into man’s management of his free moral agency. His first ever words of Scriptural documentation was laden with subtle evil appeal aimed at encouraging the misuse of moral agency. He asked in Genesis 3:1 “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” And when Lucifer told the unsuspecting Woman, “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” of Genesis 3:5, she was being bewitched to misuse her free moral agency. Unfortunately, the woman capitulated. Sad.

                The Devil does not rest when it comes to going on his evil missions. He saw another target of corruption. Lucifer told him, “You don’t need to be tied to your old Dad; you are free to choose what you want; you are created a free moral agent. Break away from him and I will make you the priest, the progenitor and lord of your own people.” Cain nodded in agreement and helped Lucifer in an orchestrated stroll of perversion into free moral agency. Noah? You should know that you are free to go into vineyard planting. But your free moral agency does not support debauchery. Noah, you missed it when you chose to be led to drink a bit so much. 

“…from the roof he saw a woman washing herself” [2Samuel 11:2]

                As much as God had allowed you to marry as many women you choose albeit not morally okay, why must you take the only wife of Uriah, one of your superpatriotic soldiers? David listened to the Devil; he paid dearly for perverting the endowment of God’s free moral agent phenomenon. Ahab had the freedom of choice, but Scriptural veridicality frowns ominously on Baal worship; and Israel wallowed in spiritual darkness all the twenty-two years of the reigning days of King Ahab, the husband of Jezebel, the head priestess of Baal worship in Israel. Jezebel should not have been married to Ahab in the first place because God had told Israelites not to marry strangers because they would infect them with idol worship.

                There lived a man. He was the strongest in human history. God made him so. He was the Judge of Israel, given the responsibility of the highest Jewish political office of his time. But Samson chose an uncouth brashness and a penchant for illicit amatorial propensity. Foolishness resides, as a matter of fact, in man. It is the responsibility of man, no doubt, to jettison the evil appeal of concupiscent crave.

Moses the prophet

                Pharaoh dared the Most High thinking he could misuse his moral agency with impunity. He perished. Why did Moses, the first Judge, leader, priest and prophet of Israel not go to the Promised Land? This is what the Bible says. Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. 52) Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel [Deuteronomy 32:51-52]. What was Moses’ free moral offence? It is found in Numbers 20:10-12 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11) And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12) And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

Judas Iscariot made satanic use of his free moral agency (30 pieces of silver)

                Was Judas Iscariot stopped from his corrupt practices? John 13:21 “When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.” In another place, it says, “The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born. [Mark 14:21]. Judas had more than enough warning. John 13:26-27 “Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27) And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” This is how guilty we are before the LORD God, Who has given us everything we need to succeed as free moral agents. How guilty was Judas? John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; Judas misused an opportunity to please his Creator.

                Most times God will not come personally to stop you from the mismanagement of your free moral agency. He created you. He put His fear in you, expecting you to comply with what is right. In every individual’s heart is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The Creator is waiting for you at the end – to face His judgment.

                Each one of Vladimir Putin, Ibrahim Babangida, Adolf Hitler, Muhammadu Buhari, Idi Amin, Emperor Nero (political leaders), Delilah and Jezebel used his or her endowed free moral agency as he or she deemed fit, albeit, wrongly. After all said and done it will be God’s judgment seat that everyone has to face. Be wise. Be a good moral agent.

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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!”

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FREE MORAL AGENCY [2]

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2)            Freedom of Adamic moral agency is not absolute. There is no way man can or should wield absolute authority as a free moral agent. An insuperable enemy, Lucifer, full of uncanny subtlety, is too formidable to be left at the mercy of man. If man must represent His Creator, then it is apropos that the seminal quiddity of an individual’s philosophical stance must not, in any way, be antithetical to the resting will in the bosom of the Eternal Father, Jehovah. Amen. They were free to eat from every tree. Yes. But were they allowed to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? No! Why? Free moral agency given to Adam is not absolute. He and his wife were on probation. Their probationary period was to inculcate in them the indubitable sense of Deuteronomy 13:3, “Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” The Hebrew for the Elizabethan ‘proveth’ is nacah (naw-saw’) ‘to test’; which underscores the probationary reality of free moral agency. Can you, as a free moral agent, from the Scriptural point of view, just do as you please, no matter how? Selah.  

                Why free moral agency? It is never God’s intention to create robots as people who would represent Him – whether in heaven or on the terra firma. A robot has no intention of his; it has no soul; it is devoid of spiritual intelligence, and it is too mechanical to appreciate the awesome wonderment that strikes an intelligent being of creationism, and leading to the sense of venerable appeal that eventually engenders the knee-bent latria in the presence of the Creator. A robot will kneel in worship simply because it has been so programmed, and never out of genuine reverential appeal. The LORD God has a sense of feeling; His intelligent creation must have an endowment of sensation as well. The Creator perceives intelligently; if the intelligent beings of creation must have the “likeness and the image” of their Creator, then their perceptive abilities must not possess the mechanical programming of computerized objects. They should be able to say, like David, “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name” in Psalm 103:1.

                God wants you to do His holy bidding from the willingness of your determined heart. That is,from the heart that has imbibed the instructions of the Bible. I can hear someone asking, “Why was Jonah not allowed to exercise the intention of his belief?” Jonah, as a Jew, was under God’s Abrahamic covenant – to “love the LORD with all his heart”. Jonah’s vatic office places him under the suzerainty of his Master’s voice. The lives of those who were ready to repent and make a volte-face return to the LORD God were residing in Nineveh. God will not lose the life of even one repentant soul.

                Did man make an aberrational mess of his free moral agency? Yes; in the Garden of Eden, when he took of the tree of Satanism and digested it to the pollution of his soul. Has the free moral agency been restored? Yes; when He began to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. Gethsemane (geth-see-ma-nee’) which means ‘oil-press’ comes from two Chaldean words: gath (gath): ‘a wine-press (or vat for holding the grapes in pressing them)’; and shemen (sheh’-men): ‘1. grease, especially liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed). 2. (figuratively) richness.’ That prayer (which had never been prayed and will never be prayed – for its consummate uniqueness), bloody sweat, culminated in the substitutionary death of the cross.

                This restoration is birthed with the John 3:3 understanding.

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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!”

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FREE MORAL AGENCY [1]

1)            Enshrined in the corpus of the revelation of His protocol, the Holy Bible, is the conceptual phenomenality of the facticity that makes every intelligent being of the creationism a free moral agent. Subtle capitalising stance of Satanism has enabled Lucifer to take wicked advantage of this freedom of moral agency, unbeknown to Adam –Lucifer’s main target—, to inject spiritual adversity into the lives of beings. As dominating as God is, He still wants man to express his will and wish, but, only according to the dictates of His protocol.

                The first proof of free moral agency is captured in Genesis 2:15-17, “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” The Creator’s speech, “thou mayest freely eat,” gives to created intelligent beings a discretionary status. ‘Took,’ from the 15th verse is lâqach (law-kakh’): ‘to fetch, lay hold of, bring, marry, take a wife, take in the hand.’ The LORD God took Adam by the hand to his Eden abode. ‘Put’ is yânach (yaw-nakh’): ‘to rest; settle down and remain; to deposit; by implication to allow to stay.’

                Was the Lord God in firm control of His creation? Telling Adam of his Eden responsibilities points to God’s absolute suzerainty. The word ‘dress’ is the Hebrew ‛âbad (aw-bad’): ‘to work, serve.’ And ‘keep’ is shâmar (shaw-mar’): ‘to guard, give heed, have charge of, keep watch and ward, protect.’ Simply put, the Hebraic word for ‘commanded,’ tsâvâh (tsaw-vaw’), is: ‘to enjoin.’ Now the words ‘freely’ and ‘eat’ of the 16th verse are the same Hebrew ‘âkal (aw-kal’): ‘to eat, devour, burn up, feed.’ It reminds one of ‘surely’ and ‘die’, both of which are mûth (mooth): ‘to die’ – i.e. thou shalt surely die – of the 17th verse which, in this case, has a literal rendition of “in eating you are free to eat any fruit of your choice” – free moral agency, no doubt.

                Scriptural veridicality, as revealed in God’s enjoinment of Genesis 2, verse 17 underscores God’s preeminent sovereignty over His creation. When you merge Jehovah’s authorship of creationism with His adjudicatory ultimacy, what you must be in awareness of is His Almighty Godhood over all phenomenality. Does His Almightiness not come in the way of His dealings with man so that He must of necessity force people to do His divine will all the time, making a whole lot of nonsense of this free moral agency?

Jonah and the fish

                God does not force people to do His will. Protagonists will ask, “What about Israel, Jonah and Jesus – His wilderness experience”? To Israel, God’s scriptural firstborn, He made known through the prophetic utterance of Moses, in Deuteronomy 11:26-28, “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27) A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 28) And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.” The free moral agency endowment of Divinity is never intended for any intelligent being to do as he so wishes in non-compliant attitude with the Creator’s will. Every intelligent being represents the LORD God in the sphere of his chosen intellectualism. The LORD God, indeed, is in firm control of the affairs of the beings of creationism.

                Deuteronomy 30:15-20 reads, “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 16) In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 17) But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18) I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. 19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20) That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” What does this message mean, in the light of free moral agency?

Adamic abuse of free moral agency

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this 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!”

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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

The June Celebrants of Household Of God Church.

[Picture by BODY-LAWSON]

                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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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [two]

And the Word was made flesh (John 1:14).

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2)            The fourth word ‘loved’ of John 3:16 is the Greek agapaō (ag-ap-ah’-o): ‘to love (in a social or moral sense).’ It is the verb form of agapē (ag-ah’-pay): ‘brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence; love feasts.’ This Godly love is not sensual; it has no strings attached to it; it is not a feeling – as a matter of fact – it is strictly a commitment. Agapaō is not an act of discrimination. The LORD God is terrifically committed to this love lifestyle. Absolutely nothing makes this love to depreciate. The act is eternally of the Divinity. It is God’s divine choice – to love the redeemed for all eternity.             The verse of John 3:16 also says, “He gave”.

 “…thou shalt conceive in thy wombforth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS” [Luke 1:31].

                John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” This verse does not say the Word was made flesh, in the light of the Greek word used. The original Johannine Greek couch is not ktizō (ktid’-zo) meaning:to create: of God creating the worlds’ which is the word ‘created’ found in Colossians 1:16; ergo, His making or ‘being’ is not of creationism. Johannine couch is not gennaō (ghen-nah’-o) defined as: ‘coming to life through parental birth’ i.e. the ‘begat’ of Matthew 1:2. Non-use of gennaō proves that the Word or Christ is not of procreative existence. Ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee): ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being’, is the Greek couched word ‘made’. The Word was not made. The Word, in the understanding light of ginomai, became flesh, which was not flesh before it became so – proving the incarnational reality.

                Romans 5:10 reads “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Our salvation does not come from our good works. We cannot even maintain this spiritual life; it is strictly an authorship of the Lord Jesus, the Perfecter of our faith. We are saved by His substitutionary death on the cross. His unprecedented resurrection is the power behind our salvation.

                Romans 8:28-39 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34) Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

                What God gave us in John 3:16 is well spelt out in Romans 8:28-39. Verse 28 teaches that it is ‘according to His purpose’, validating the incontrovertible facticity that the machinery that effectively enables ‘all things working together for good’ is strictly God’s sole preserve. This is exclusively divine work of grace – unmerited favour. Let us look at some words of verse 29. ‘Foreknow’ is proginōskō (prog-in-oce’-ko): ‘to have knowledge beforehand; to foreknow: of those whom God elected to salvation.’ ‘Predestinate’ is proorizō (pro-or-id’-zo): ‘to predetermine, decide beforehand; in the NT of God decreeing from eternity.’ ‘Conformed’ is summorphos (soom-mor-fos’): ‘having the same form as another, similar.’ Amazing Grace did not only foreknow the born again Christian, the grace of God predestined me for salvation knowing fully well that I would accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.

                Having said Romans 10:9-10 in the prayer that concludes the soteriological ritual, God did what none can ever bring to perfection. He ‘conformed’ me – a born again – to the image of Himself’: for is it not understood that “he that seeth Him – Jesus – hath seen the Father” (John 14:9)? Now, that brings one closer to understanding why it says, “Ye are gods”. God looks at me, a Christian, and who does He see? He sees the Christ in me. What does He call me? He will adorably intone, “My dear son in whom I’m well pleased!” Amen.

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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JOHN CHAPTER 3 VERSE 16 [one]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(…to be continued…)

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