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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Books: Going Deeper With God Into Life In Eternity

You cannot read these books and not cash a glimpse of eternity. To experience life in God, life beyond time, sin and earthly decay, beyond darkness and it dismay, and beyond all things pertaining to this fallen world. These books would bring you to experience the reality of the risen life, the power of his resurrection) Phil 3:10).

Do you hunger for a taste of true Christianity, a Christianity beyond sin and the fall? Do you desire intimacy with your creator, to be reunited with the eternal being? These books will take you there, step by step, page after page and you will experience a Christian life beyond your imagination.
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Eternal Plan Of Love

Let's go back to God in eternity, before anything was created. There, the eternal being, living in the sufficiency of Himself. This eternal being is love (1John 4:7), and love must have an object upon which it would be poured out. Love must have something upon which it would express itself. God desired to have an object of love, another being upon which He would pour out Himself. This desire pushed God to began creation. You see, the very essence of creation is to have man, the object of God's love. Do you know what this means? It means God began creation just so He can have you and love you. You are created to be the object of God’s love.

The very essence of your existence is so God would have something upon which He would pour out His love. Do you know that feeling, when you are alone and you have no one to love, no one to give your passion, to care for, to be responsible for, to be concern about, you are just alone in your own world. And do you also know that sweet feeling, when you are in love, that feeling of joy. You feel fulfilled, you feel like this is what life is all about. You just want to spend the rest of your life loving this person, you never want to go back to that state where you have no one to love. If you do understand this feelings then you would be able to understand why God desperately needs an object of love. He created man for this purpose, He realized life would be more fun if he has you. He wants to have you, He wants to pour out  His love on you.

"Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love." (Eph 1:4).

This plan of God was conceived before creation, it is the very purpose of creation. Everyone needs to experience love, and this very thing was including in God's plan even before the creation of the world. God created man to desire love and intimacy so that this need would bring us back to Him. The desire to experience love is not meant to bring you into works, but to cause you to come to the One who created you for the purpose of loving you. When darkness came it took away wisdom making it difficult for us to realize this truth.

"Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News." (2 Cor 4:4).

The darkness prevents us from seeing that God created us to experience His love, it prevents us from going back to God. All darkness does is cause us to fall deeper and deeper into enslavement. God conceived a plan before creation and that plan will get you all the emotional satisfaction you desire. His plan is to cause us to experience love, to experience what it means to be the apple of someone's eye, to be someone's beloved, someone's heartbeat. Look at Adam in the garden of Eden, God poured out His love on him by giving him a partner to love him. When you give yourself to God, and come into His rest He would not only love you, but He would cause others to love you. He would give you a spouse that would carry his love for you, He would bring people your way, people who would be instruments through which God expresses His love for you. You would be surrounded with people who love you with the love of God. It is far better to have people who loves you with God's love,  than people who loves you with mere human, carnal love.

God loves is eternal, He loves you because of who He is. He is love, His nature is to love and that is the very reason why he loves you. Imagine you are surrounded with people who loves you simply because it is who they are. You may change, you may do really bad things, but there love for you remains strong, because it was never based on who you are. They would love you as long as they are God's children, their love is not based on anything you do but on who they are — they were born of Love (God) and love is their nature. Hence, you don't need to do anything to make them keep loving you. That weight is taken of off you, you don't have to do any work, you are left to rest and enjoy this rest. This is the plan that God has in eternity, He would cause you to have rest.

Extracted from my upcoming book, "The Sabbath".

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Friday, 16 March 2018

The Fellowship Of The Life

"For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;" (John 5:26).
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10).

The life that the Father has He put in the Son, now the Son has come to make other sons. The Son would take the life that the Father has given him, and put it into all those who come to him. When you came to Jesus you died, now you live by the life of God. It is not your life, it is God's life, you and God now share one life. Do you know what this means? It means fellowship, it means you have to spend the life in fellowship with God. If it is your life you would have lived it on your own, but it is not your life, you have to fellowship with God to live this life. You see, you died and you have no life to live, the only way you can now live is to depend on God's life. You have to share God's life, you have to fellowship with God in order to live. You can't just live however you please, you can't make whatever decisions you like, it is not your life.

If you start a business on your own you can do whatever you like with the business, you are free to make whatever decision you want to make. But if you started a business in partnership with another then you must do everything together with that person. You can't just wake up one morning and start executing a plan you didn't discuss with your partner. You see, it is a share venture, therefore everything must be done in fellowship. You always have to setup meetings with your partner before any decision is sealed. So also in Christ you live in partnership with God, therefore you must do everything together with Him.

"I can do nothing on my own. I listen, then I decide. You can trust my decision because I do not seek to please myself but Him who sent me." (John 5:30).

The Son does does not decide on his own, he has to fellowship with the Father and carry out the decision that he has receive through that fellowship. The Son does not pursue his own pleasure, he is not out to do what pleases him, he does not carry out his own will because the life he lives his not his own. He is sharing a life with the Father, hence he must do everything together with the Father.

"So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does." (John 5:19).

The Father and the Son do everything together. The Son pursue fellowship with the Father until he sees his Father doing something then the Son does what he sees the Father doing. Notice the word is 'doing' not 'done', this means at that moment the Father is doing it the Son enters into that activity. The Father and Son do things together, that is how a life is shared. How do you deal with whatever challenging situations that comes your way? You do it together with God. As you live life you encounter a problem, what would you do? Would you jump in and begin to try your best to handle the matter? Remember, you cannot try, you are dead. Instinct will tell you to begin to do something about it, but that is not you, you are now a son. You have to pause and enter into fellowship with the Father, listen and then decide, this is how Jesus lived while he was on earth. It is not your responsibility to handle these things, it is the Father's responsibility because it is His life.

Go to the owner of the life, stay with Him until you see Him doing something then enter into that activity. Again, to be able to do this you must disconnect yourself from your life. If you are still attached to your life you would not know when you begin to do something. This is why it is very important you have a revelation of your death in Christ. You can only fellowship with God in the Sabbath, and you cannot come to the Sabbath except you pass through the cross. Yes, you must die to enter Sabbath. Life in Sabbath is the sweetest life ever and it is worth dying a thousand times. Come, embrace this death and begin to enjoy life in Sabbath, enjoy life in fellowship with God.

This is an extract from my upcoming book, "The Sabbath".

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Following The Word

What does following the word mean? The answer that most Christians will give you is that it means reading your Bible and doing what it says. But the word is not letter but spirit, it is alive, it is a person. Christ is the word of God.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1).
It didn't say the word is the Bible, but that the word was God, and now he has manifested in the flesh as a man called Jesus. God commanded that we believe and follow this Jesus. We are followers of Christ, this Christ is the Word.

When the Word manifested as flesh the believers followed this man. Anywhere he went you found them there. Then one day he was to go and he told them that he would send his Spirit and this Spirit is to help them follow him. This Spirit would become the helper of the followers, for by the Spirit they would follow him. A time is coming when they would not be able to follow him by the flesh, their flesh would not be able to perceive him and they must learn to lean on the Spirit to help them reach out into the spirit and follow him.

"Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more." (2Cor 5:16).

They used to know him by the flesh and they followed him by the flesh but now he had gone beyond the flesh. The Word is no longer with us in the flesh, he has gone back to the Father but the followers must continue to follow him. They are to follow him by the Spirit. By the senses of the flesh they can't perceive him but by the Spirit they can see him and follow him. With the empowerment of the Spirit they can reach out into the spirit and perceive him. They must follow him no matter what, for this is what they are — they are his followers.

We as Christians are the followers of the Word. We stop being Christians when we stop following the Word. We are not followers of pastors, of denominations, prophets, churches, movements, bible etc. No! We are followers of the Word. We stop being Christians the moment we start following anything other than the Word. We are called to simply follow the Word. We are called to be able to open up our spiritual eyes, see the Word and then follow him.

The Word is there in the spirit, he is alive and he is moving. He is moving us to God's purpose, God's fullness. For just as Joshua led the children of Israel into the land flowing with milk and honey, our Joshua is leading us into the fullness of God. Joshua is the Hebrew translation of Jesus (Jesus is a Greek word). This means, what Joshua is to old Israel, Jesus is to the new Israel. He is to lead us into the fullness of God. But how would he lead us if we are not able to see and follow him.

We are to follow the Word. At every stage of our spiritual life God gives us the Word; the Word moves as we walk with him. If you are able to see into the spirit you would see it. As you walk towards the Word, he moves. Each time the Word is revealed to you and you pursue him he would then change position when you've got to him. He wants you to follow him that is why he continues to change positions and you must continue to pursue and follow him. He remains at a position until it is time to move and then he changes his position.

At some point in my walk with God my spiritual senses opened, and I was able to perceive the Word. I could sense him in my spirit and when I open my mouth he flows out like a fountain. For a time the major word I saw in my spirit was, 'listen'. At first, I didn't understand what it meant but over time I began to realize God was teaching me to pay attention to Him. After a while the major word I see in my spirit changed and I started seeing grace. Each time I look into my spirit I see the word grace. Before I continue with my experience let me state that there are different ways we could perceive the Word, but the fact is that he is presented in our spirit. I perceive it by looking into my spirit and uttering it out with my mouth (this is what they call prophetic utterance). I began to see the word, 'grace'. In my walk with God I was coming to a point where I would need grace. I didn't know but God knew and I keep seeing the word grace. Then God brought me to experience grace in a way I have never experienced before. All those while I was seeing grace in the spirit God was working out grace in me. I was seeing what the Father was doing, the Son was unveiling the Father to me but I didn't understand. After, this God took me into another stage in my walk with Him. This time it was life I saw in the spirit, I didn't just see it I felt it, I tasted it and life is so sweet (I am referring to the eternal life). God began to teach me about life and all of a sudden a hunger broke out from my spirit. What was the hunger about? It was life my inner man seems to be in a deep and desperate hunger for life. I yielded myself to this hunger because I knew I must align myself with the Word and follow him. I always try to follow him, yielding myself to whatever he is doing. This is our we grow, we follow the Word, and he takes us step by step until we attain the fullness of God.

We must be able to perceive him and move together with him. We must be sensitive in the spirit to observe him, watch him move and move with him. Even when he is not moving keep observing him and wait with him there. You are called to follow him, therefore, if he waits, you wait and you must not move until he moves. You must allow the Spirit reveal this truth in you, for He is the one responsible for teaching all truths. He would lead you and teach you to translate the Word.Just remember to pursue him and desire to see him as you're following him. Desire desperately to be able to perceive the Word and the Spirit would help you perceive him.

Many Christians are just too distracted doing so many things that is not Christian. Some are so occupied pursuing knowledge; they want to know the word of God. You cannot know the word of God simply by studying the Bible. The word of God is not that letter, it is a person. You can have all this knowledge of scripture but you would never know what it truly means until you know the person of the word. We know the person of the word by walking with him. It is in this walk that you truly begin to understand what those scripture means.

It is not by studying deeper and wider that you know the word of God but it's by walking with the person of the word. This is why you must stop being distracted by the desire to know the meaning of grace, faith, power, discipleship, spiritual gifts, angels, demon, prosperity and whatever topic we may pick out of the Bible. No matter how deep you study these things you can never really know them until you start walking with the person of the word. As you walk with him you would discover things about him, the Spirit would then lead you to do further study, through this study the Spirit will expound upon that which you have discovered in your walk with the Word. Focus on following him rather than pursuing mere knowledge and as you follow him you would realize you are having deeper and deeper revelation of deeper truth. You would apprehend truth far greater and deeper than that which others are pursuing. Leave everything to follow the Word, for this is all that matters.

This post is extracted from the book, The Language Of God

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Life In The Old Testament

We must understand that the life of the people of the Old Testament is not the life of a Christian. The Old Testament people were not Christian, the religion they practiced was different. Many Christians do not know this, They do not understand that the Old Testament religion was never Christianity (it was Judaism). Just because we see it in our Bible we assume it to be Christianity. No, it is called Judaism, it is a different religion from ours, a religion that still exists till today. Each time we try to practice the Old Testament we are practicing a different religion. Many a times we do things and say, "yes it's in the bible, we are simply following the bible". But the truth is that practicing the Bible doesn't necessarily mean practicing Christianity. Just because we adhere to certain things in the bible doesn't mean we have done God's will for our lives.

God gave us Christ, this was something the Old Testament people didn't have, hence the life they lived was different. All they had was rules and regulations, and their religion was all about following this rules and regulations. They lived their lives trying to align their attitudes and behaviors to a law written on stones. But in Christianity God gave us Christ, and Christ came inside of us and became one with us.

"Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, a says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD, for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more (Jer 31:31-34).

You see, the law that God gave us wasn't written on stones, it is written inside of us, it one with us. As Christians we are not trying to become something we are not. The Old Testament people didn't have eternal life, they were dead man, their nature was vile and decay. Then God gave them a standard to follow, God asked them to try to become something that they are not. It's like a goat trying to act like a lion. That's just what it is, and trying to act like a lion would be extremely difficult for it, the goat would have to do things that is not in it nature to do, it would be doing things that it doesn't even like. Such a goat would go through a lot of difficulty and will never be happy, for it will continue to struggle with itself. Do you see, the Old Testament people had to live a life of constant struggle, a struggle to become what they are not. Everyday of their lives, they had to put up this act, they had to act like they are righteous. Acting can be fun but when you have to spend all your life acting, you won't be an happy fellow. Yes, it is extremely difficult and it follows with a lot of struggling and hard work.

Christianity on the other is Sabbath, it is a rest from this hard work, an end to this struggling. God made us His righteousness (Rom 5:21) so that we would not have to act like righteous people, we would simply be righteous. The life of acting has ended for us Christians and we are not subjected to that hard work. We are called to rest, to simply be who we are, it is such a relief to be who you are, to be free to express yourself. It is freedom, it is fulfillment and happiness, it is life. Such happiness and sweetness is the reality of Sabbath, yes Sabbath has come for us Christians. But we defy the Sabbath when we live our rest to go act like the Old Testament people. Yes, we want to follow the bible but in ignorance we subject ourselves to such hardship and then we declare, "Christianity is too hard!".

No, what we are practicing at that moment is not Christianity, it is a perversion, a result of a corrupt mind. This is why Paul said, "I fear, least... your minds be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." (2Cor 11:3). When your mind gets corrupt, being in Christ is no longer simple, Christianity becomes such an hard work for you and you are deprived of Sabbath. If Sabbath has been taken from you then you have gone out of true Christianity, you have entered into something ugly, something that is not God's plan for you. You must understand that the life God has given you as a Christian is far different from that lived by the Old Testament people, and you must strive for this greater life.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Glory Of The New Covenant

We find Christians constantly desiring things that is of the Old Covenant, it's almost like we do not understand the value of the New Covenant. We keep wishing for the miracles, the practices, and the dealings of the old testament. Borrowing practices from the old testament and wishing that God will manifest Himself like He did in the old testament as if these things are superior to that which is available in the New Covenant (for those who are getting confused because of the way I'm using the words covenant and testament, both words actually means the same thing). The practice we have in the New Covenant is far greater than that in the Old, the manifestation and dealings of God that is found in the New Covenant is immeasurably greater and superior than that in the Old Testament. Many of us are just too blinded, too carnal to see these things. Look at what Paul said;

"The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life? If the old way, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new way, which makes us right with God! In fact, that first glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the new way. So if the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever!" (2Cor 3:7-11).

Yes indeed, the glory of the New Covenant is far greater than the sun standing still, sea splitting apart, food falling from the sky, water gushing in the desert, fire falling, mountains moving, graveyard filled with the living, giant walls sinking, dreadful hordes destroyed, nature enraged and so on. But one may ask, could there be a glory greater than this? Yes there is, and if you want to see it then practice the New Covenant in its purity (without mixing it with any other thing). Get the book, The New Covenant, study and learn more about the New Covenant. Dive in with the Spirit, go as deep as it can get, explore the riches of the New Covenant and you would see indeed that there are glory far greater than that described in the Old Testament.

"The prophets, who prophesied of the grace (divine blessing) which was intended for you, searched and inquired earnestly about this salvation" (1Peter 1:10).

The people of the Old Testament, those who God has allowed to take a glimpse of the New Covenant long desperately for it. They hungered to taste it, to experience it. The New Covenant was a mystery to them, they saw it but they never knew it, they could never experience it. They would give anything to be in our place right now, but look at us. It is foolishness for a Christian to prefer the Old Covenant or try to mix it with the New.

"Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he" (Mat 11:11).

John the Baptist was a man under the old covenant, although he was the greatest of all the people under the Old Covenant yet the least person under the New Covenant is greater than him. This means that the most naive and immature Christian is far greater than Elisha, Elijah, Moses, Solomon, Samson, Isaiah, and Daniel put together. The glory he possess will make those great prophets look like children playing with sand. If only we know how significant the New Covenant is, we would let go of the Old and dive deeper into the new reality that our Father has gracious given us.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

The Ministry Of The Prophet

"Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip Gods people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of Gods Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christians" (Ephesians 4:11-13).

These are the ministries of Christ that were given to equip the Church. Note that the purpose of these ministries is to equip the Church. They are not meant simply to serve the Church and help Christians live a happy life. Their responsibility is not to manage sin and ensure that the people do not sin too much and get God angry. The Bible says, "their responsibility is to equip Gods people". To equip them to leave a happy life? No, it says in the bible that the people (the body of Christ) were to be equipped to do his work. Who's work? The work of the head, the work of the Prophet. The ministry of the Prophet in the new testament is to equip the rest of the body so that they would be able to function properly as a body and freely express the Prophet (Christ) in his nature.

The verse says that the people of God i.e Christians are to be equipped "until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ." The prophet in the new testament Christianity are meant to equip fellow Christians, teaching them until we reach the same level of knowledge and we are all able to operate in the prophetic like they do. The goal is that every one of us would reach the full and complete standard of Christ the Prophet. Each one of us are to be fully matured in the prophetic, because we are the body of the Prophet. The only way the Prophet (Christ) can be fully active in his body is if every member of his body is fully alive in the prophetic.

Christ wants to be alive, he wants to be fully active on earth, he wants his presence to be evident, he wants to be himself, freely expressing himself among men. And to achieve this he has placed in the Church ministers with special gifts and with the responsibility of equipping the Church until they attain fullness. Therefore the new testament prophet is not meant to simply give you prophecy, he is not there so that you can completely rely on him for the word of God. You are a member of the body of the Prophet and you are meant to operate in the prophetic too. If your prophet is not teaching you how to operate in the prophetic then he is not fulfilling the mandate of God upon your life, rather he has subjected you to immaturity and has made you an affliction to the whole body of Christ.

This post is part of a series and below is the full series:

Christ Is The Essence Of Prophecy
Christ Is The Prophet
The Body Of The Prophet
The Ministry Of The Prophet
To learn more you can get my book The New Covenant

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