Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The Riches Of God Upon His Sons

When you see a rich kid you will almost immediately know that he is coming from a wealthy family. The tone of his sink, the way he looks (like someone who has been eating well), the things he has (lacking nothing), even down to luxurious things that surrounds him. There is always a show of wealth, as long as the father is not a stingy man. If the father is so wealthy, loves his children so much, and his a very generous man, you will surely find traces of wealth on his children.

Hey, our God is rich, he is rich in glory, in power, in wisdom, in righteousness, in holiness, in grace, he is rich in all things and we are his sons. If our relationship with God is truly right, if we are living in his household, then his riches and wealth will rub off on us.

There is no way to escape in, you can't spend so much time in his presence without having all those wealth showing on you. Oh may we have sons who live in the household of the Father, not those who are living in the land of dead religion, working like laborer and slaves, like those who are under the curse.

"the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” (Gen 3:17-19).

Yes, that is what we see in the dead religion of man; struggle and struggle and struggle, yet nothing to show for it. Despite all the struggling you are still looking poor and wretched, you barely have enough of what you need. You barely have enough holiness to stand out in this perverse world, you barely have enough righteousness to overcome the temptation pressing upon you daily, you barely have enough wisdom to trump the foolishness all around you, you barely have enough glory to testify that you are of the divine, there is barely enough power to do the work of God, there is barely enough of anything you need yet you continue to struggle and work so hard.

That is dead religion for you, it is under that curse that came upon Adam when he sinned and died. It is sad that many sons have become captive in the land of dead religion. Oh, if only we have more sons who have find their way to the Father, sons who have made the Father's presence their home. When we have more of such people than the world would look at us, and with no argument at all, they will affirm that indeed there is a God and He is rich, full, supreme and superior over all. May the Lord's glory radiate through us in all its fullness.

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Thursday, 4 April 2019

The Unsearchable Riches Of The Ecclesia

The Scripture tells of the "unsearchable riches of Christ", this means there are an infinite number of varieties and diversities in Christ. If Christ is all these, wouldn't this be also true of his body? If Christ is unsearchable in riches, it means that his body is unsearchable in riches.

In the body of Christ you will find diversity of gifts and ministry; men and women with unique walk and experiences with God, through which God had deposited things in them such as unique abilities, skills, wisdom, grace etc. It is so diverse that one cannot begin to count or categorize. In fact, just when you think you have seen it all something more unique comes up — it is unsearchable.

Just plant a group of people in Christ, and watch them grow, you will be shock at the diversity and the riches. And they can be so powerful in their unique endowment that if they can work together as one they will not only revolutionize the body of Christ but also the world.

The kind of sons that God breeds — if He is allowed to breed sons without the hands of man defying everything — are powerful enough to cause drastic change in the world. The problem is man's dirty hands always coming to defy what God is doing, making it less powerful than it ought to be.

But let us have a people, planted in Christ, and allowed to grow without man's dirty hands coming to defy it — oh the riches that we would have. What man does is to try to box things, always trying to box things, he is afraid of anything that is outside his boxes, so he tries to bring it into conformity with his box, and if that thing doesn't conform with his box he attacks it.

This is why we can't have man tempering with God's work, it drains the beauty and the power in it. Let us have an ecclesia, a Christian fellowship void of the dirty and defying hands of man, let us have a structure that allows sons to be bred by God without man's filthy interference.

If only these things can be put in place then you will be shock with the kind of Christians that will spring forth from our midst. Men and women with unique abilities that can transform the whole body of Christ and change the world as we know it. Yes, that is what we will have, men and women who have seen the King of glory, who have sat with him, learn of him, soak up his presence, his glory, his being.

Each becomes a portal for different dimensions of God and His glory unleashed on the earth. Oh, may we have that, and the body of Christ will not be as powerless as it is today.

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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The Adventure Of Walking With God

The moment you become born again your were placed on a path and right there an adventure began. Oh how religion quickly swoop in like an ugly vulture, and snatch us away from that path, leaving us stranded in the land of confusion.

But let us rewind the time and see how things are supposed to play out without the intervention of religion. We got born again and became a completely new person, with a whole new life ahead of us. A baby that is supposed to grow into a grand design that fits perfectly into the body of Christ and into God's Eternal Purpose.

That very moment God begins a very unique work in you. So He invites you into a walk — a walk that will bring you to maturity. The pride of every father is to see his baby grow into something beautiful and glorious. Yes, the fullness that you are to grow into is glorious and amazing, something that will make the Father really proud.

He looks at you and He sees His grand design; He sees the completeness and the fullness from that very stage of beginning, and He is already proud. But as you know, a walk with Him is needed to get to that fullness. This is not a time to be wondering up and down in confusion, get into that walk with Him.

In this walk He sets you on a path providing His Spirit to guide you through that path. He is so sure of your success in this adventure because He has placed His Son in you. The moment you keep faithful to that path and persist in it He reveals Himself to you.

Yes, the secret of having God revealing Himself to you is keeping to that path which is Christ himself. Within that path lies all the revelation needed for you to complete the adventure. As you continue on this path you will come across revelations of him, encounters with the living God, even very supernatural and unique moments.

Each time you meet this it is to give you a revelation of His will, or to alter a course, to set you straight, or to give you speed or a little push, whatever it is, it is always important. Sometimes our blindness makes us pass through it without really noticing it or gaining what needed to be gained from it.

Sadly the devil snatches some of these things from us by placing people in our lives that will tell us, "Oh no! That encounter is from the devil, rebuke it". They will tell you all kinds of things, put into your head all the wrong teachings, and they may actually mean well.

But look at yourself again and where you stand. Are you standing on Christ, are you being guided by the Spirit, his your heart truly sincere, are you placing yourself in utter submission to God? If the answer is positive then you don't need to fear. You cannot toss yourself in the hands of God and have Him mislead you. Trust in the good Shepherd that leads you.

Decipher that revelation, draw from it what is needed and continue on the path. Sometimes it may take years to finish deciphering a revelation, sometimes it might require a series of other revelation to help you decipher it. But however it may be just continue the walk with God, don't get stock at some point, the Spirit is a moving Spirit.

Sometimes we journey out of this path to go have some fun in the flesh, but this quenches the fire and makes things more difficult. We must content to remain on the path and as we continue we gain more experience and become more and more mature. You started as a baby but now you are becoming a man, growing in the status of Christ.

Yes maturity, that is the Father's desire for you, and you will have to face a lot to get there. You will come across really tough times — times so tough you will think you have reached your end. But you have to keep going, one step at a time, no matter how hard it is. Every challenges you face are all meant to bring you to maturity. So focus on that, focus on the glory ahead.

"We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne." (Heb 12:2).

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Saturday, 30 March 2019

Intimacy With The Indwelling Christ

We have heard about intimacy with the Holy Spirit, and relationship with the Father, but what about the indwelling Christ? Without him we cannot live the Christian life. He is the life of the Christian life. It is sad how little we know about the Christian Life.

We think it is all about doing good and being mortally upright by the power of grace. Well, that "power of grace" is a person. God didn't just give you an ability to do good, He gave you a life, a new person.

This person is the real you, it is the you born of God. And it is Christ; the Christ that dwells in you. You can come to know him, he is another Life inside of you, how impossible to miss. That voice telling you that you are not doing the right thing, that's the Holy Spirit, I am not talking about him. He is meant to HELP you live by the Life, to call your attention to the Life especially when you are ignoring him.

I am talking about the Life himself, that one that always wants to do something different from what your flesh wants to do. Yes, you can feel his desires, you know what he wants to do but you often ignore him. You must understand that he is your Lord, you made him your Lord the day you got born again and now you are obligated to always obey him.

The reason why many do not know the indwelling Christ is because they spend so much time opposing him, hereby causing his hold over them to shrink until they can hardly feel him. Here is a principle; the more you yield to him the more his hold gets stronger then you can feel his will getting stronger and stronger overwhelming the will of the flesh in your life.

Yes, this is what you should desire as a Christian, that Christ in you might increase and you (the carnal you) might reduce to nothingness. That he might grow stronger and you grow weaker. You can come to know the indwelling Christ and learn to yield to him more. If he has grown weaker in your life that you hardly feel him anymore you can repent now and begin to pray to be apprehended by him. Pray it day and night, and within a week you should be able to feel his will again.

Learn to do more and more things by his Life, let him reign in your heart. You can know him so well that it becomes easier to recognize his will and differentiate it from your own will. You can learn to know his hold and how to be apprehended by it. You can enter into the indwelling Christ and experience the life of the Godhead (the Trinity).

In fact, I have been struggling in my head looking for words to describe the kind of things you can do once you come to know the indwelling Christ, but experiences most times are better experienced. Yes, come experience it yourself, even if I use words to explain I don't think you will get it.

I wrote a book that might help you in the quest to know the indwelling Christ, it is titled, "Apprehended By The Life". Just do whatever it takes, we are living far far below the normal Christian life, it is time we experience true Christianity.

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Monday, 25 March 2019

The Warrior Bride

Haven't you wondered why even after Jesus won the victory yet there are still battles for us to fight? Why didn't he just vanquish the devil once and for all and allow us grow peacefully as an Ecclesia?

"That is why the Lord left those nations in place. He did not quickly drive them out or allow Joshua to conquer them all. These are the nations that the Lord left in the land to test those Israelites who had not experienced the wars of Canaan. He did this to teach warfare to generations of Israelites who had no experience in battle." (Jdg 2:23-3:1&2).

The Hebrew word for Jesus is Joshua, so God did not allow Joshua to completely conquer the enemies. It will not be too difficult for Jesus to wipe out the devil, but that will leave us with nothing. The woman that the Lord desire is a warrior bride, she must be trained in the act of war. So a defeated devil is left roaming about so that we might use him to flex our muscles. The beauty that the bride possess will radiate when she is tried as gold glitters after passing through fire. She must come out most glorious for the final consummation of her wedding. All the battles we are seeing now is to bring out the glory in her.

She must be stressed to her limits, pestered and frustrated until she can no longer be lazy, playing religion. She must be pushed to brink, till she pick up her weapon and fight, she must master the act of war, the strategizing, the war devices. Yes, she must be a master of war strategy, and she must know her enemy so well that she can predict his every move.

She must learn to keep fortifications; so sealed that there is not a single crack or point of breaking in, and so strong that it cannot fall over. Oh, can we have that kind of holiness, a holiness without a single crack! But the bride must learn and master this. She must learn to fight with her many members as one body. Even her weapons must feel like another extension of herself.

And when she comes out of the battle she should come out with no scar, cut, spot, or even wrinkle. She should grow so fierce that she makes war look like child's play. Haha, some have begin to say in their hearts, "this is impossible, we can never get there", but that is the glory that resides in her and it must come out. The Lord will not let her be till that glory come out and shine. There is no hiding, no escaping from this, she will be beaten and beaten, dragged in defeat till she learn. Don't think Jesus will come and rescue us, that is not what his second coming is about.

"When He comes to be glorified in His saints [on that day He will be made more glorious in His consecrated people], and [He will] be marveled at and admired [in His glory reflected] in all who have believed." (2The1:10).

He will come when his bride has finally proven herself and emerge gloriously in this battle. No, he is not coming for a half baked warrior bride, she must be prepared in all ramifications.

This is an excerpt from my book; The Procession Of Holiness

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Sunday, 24 March 2019

God's Judgment On His People

How does God judge His people? To understand that we must look at the nation of the Israelites. The Ecclesia is the new Israel; the spiritual reality of God's people. By looking at the shadow (the Israel of the flesh) we can gain understanding on how God deals with a people that is His.

"This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the nations under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of you, and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you.’" (Deu 2:25).

"“I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you." (Exo 23:27).

This is what God does to His people, He makes their enemies fear them. The fear makes it easier for God's people to advance, defeat their enemies and establish God's kingdom. Even after the Israelites settled in Canaan and left some of their enemies to live among them these enemies did not trouble them because they feared the Israelites, the dread of God was in their hearts.

"After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel. The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight and served the images of Baal. They abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They went after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the Lord. They abandoned the Lord to serve Baal and the images of Ashtoreth. This made the Lord burn with anger against Israel, so he handed them over to raiders who stole their possessions. He turned them over to their enemies all around, and they were no longer able to resist them. Every time Israel went out to battle, the Lord fought against them, causing them to be defeated," (Judg 2:10-14).

The Israelites could no longer resist their enemies, the Lord fought against them, causing them to be defeated. This is what happens when God's people anger Him, He withdraw His protective shield around them, remove the fear He has put in the heart of the enemies and cause them to attack. It usually starts with raiders coming to steal their possessions and their food.

"The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. So the Lord handed them over to the Midianites for seven years. The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds. Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel, camping in the land and destroying crops as far away as Gaza. They left the Israelites with nothing to eat, taking all the sheep, goats, cattle, and donkeys. These enemy hordes, coming with their livestock and tents, were as thick as locusts; they arrived on droves of camels too numerous to count. And they stayed until the land was stripped bare. So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites." (Judg 6:1-6).

The raiders take away the wealth that God has given His people and their food too, leaving them to starve and begin to feed on junk. Do you see this same pattern in the body of Christ. When the Ecclesia was born there was great fear in the heart of carnal man and He cannot touch God's people.

"But there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife’s consent, he kept the rest. Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!” As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified. Then some young men got up, wrapped him in a sheet, and took him out and buried him. About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Was this the price you and your husband received for your land?” “Yes,” she replied, “that was the price.” And Peter said, “How could the two of you even think of conspiring to test the Spirit of the Lord like this? The young men who buried your husband are just outside the door, and they will carry you out, too.” Instantly, she fell to the floor and died. When the young men came in and saw that she was dead, they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear gripped the entire church and everyone else who heard what had happened." (Acts 5:1-11).

Great fear gripped the people, they dear not express the carnal man in the land of God's people. They strive to keep the carnal man behind the boundaries; the enemy must not cross the line. God has put His protective shield around the Ecclesia, no form of darkness could cross. But after the generation of the Apostles died, "another generation grew up who do not know the Lord" (Judg 2:10).

And the next thing we see is the raiders, they came and began to raid the Ecclesia until the gifts of the Spirit disappeared, miracles were no longer seen in the body of Christ. In fact Christians began to believe God does not do miracles anymore, and that the gifts of the Spirit died with the apostles. The raiders continued until sound doctrine gradually disappeared from the body of Christ.

The Pope had risen, the Catholic Church is predominant and God's people had lost the gospel. The Ecclesia was reduced to a religion, resembling that of the pagan people. God's people prostituted themselves with the pagan traditions, culture, and ideologies. They have been taken captive into the land of carnality.

"Then the king of Assyria invaded the entire land, and for three years he besieged the city of Samaria. Finally, in the ninth year of King Hoshea’s reign, Samaria fell, and the people of Israel were exiled to Assyria. They were settled in colonies in Halah, along the banks of the Habor River in Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes." (2King 17:5-6).

Part of God's people were taken to captivity, some still remain in the land but yet they have lost their identity, their wealth, their temple, their food, they are left in desolation. Even till today, can't you see how poor the Ecclesia has become? Many of us are feeding on junk (dangerous and harmful doctrines). We are lost in sin and all kinds of perversion, even our leaders are not speared.

The Judgment of God becomes more and more fierce the further we deviate from the covenant. We keep inviting the wrath of God in our actions. We must repent and appease God. But what can we do to appease God? Christ — yes, Christ is the one thing that pleases God. We fall in judgment when we drift away from Christ.

The only sacrifice that will stay God's judgment and cause us to enjoy the riches of the covenant is the sacrifice of dying to self that Christ might reign. Let everything that is not Christ die out from Christianity. Yes, let Christ be our all in all, our one and only Christian thing. Let us stick strictly to Christ, we must removed from our midst anything that is not Christ, anything that is not pleasing to God.

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Prayer; Stirring Up The Fire

I once wrote a post about how prayer is pouring out the desire that God has put in you in other for you to enter into it and become one with it [here is link to the post]. This post is an extension of that previous post. It is one thing for God to put something in you, it is another thing for you to enter into it.

The process is not yet complete until you enter into it, because this process is meant to make you one with God. This oneness is the most important thing in all of eternity, more important than buying cars, building houses, making wealth, having families and whatever thing humans consider important.

"Pray without ceasing." (1The 5:17)

Prayer is how you become one with God. He puts a piece of Himself into you and you must stir it up by prayer. Keep praying, keep stirring it up till it consume you and you are absorbed into it — this is the path to oneness. Let's say God gave you a desire to see the body of Christ grow, become mature, and be freed from ignorance.

Don't just sit there pray out that desire, pray and keep pray. Let that desire consume you, become passionate for this thing. This is how God builds us into the person He wants us to be. It starts with a little desire in your heart, but you must stir it up, you must pray without ceasing. By doing so you are entering into what God has put in you, you are being built into the person that God wants you to be, you are becoming one with the Christ in you.

I remember at a time I recognized a desire to manifest the indwelling Christ. It became my prayer, I just kept saying, "Lord I just want you, I want you to live through me, I want nothing else but to manifest you". I kept praying it morning till night, and even as I fall asleep I am whispering these words. The more I do so, the more the desire grows.

It became the only thing that matters to me, and before I knew it I could feel the Christ in me. I could feel him wanting to live, I could feel what he wants, what he thinks, what he feels. I know what he wants to do most of the time, I was no longer lost in myself, feeling and doing only what I want.

Now I know Christ, I could see him living in my. The next step is to learn to yield to him, and this was not too difficult because this was what I have been desiring and praying for — it has become my highest passion, my dream being fulfilled. As I yielded myself and live my Christ I felt excited, I felt that I have just started truly living the Christian life.

Many Christians after years of being born again do not yet know the indwelling Christ, they cannot see him. The Christian life is to practice Christ, but when you tell them to practice Christ they go looking for a practical theology. Look inside of you is Christ, do you see him? Then practice him, manifest him, that is the Christ life.

Becoming one with Christ always starts with recognizing what God has put in you, and seeking to enter into it. Praying without ceasing helps you enter into what God has put in you.

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