Thursday, 22 April 2021

Putting On The New Man



We have the reality in-Christ, we also have our old reality (the kind of life we were living before we were saved), and then finally we have our current reality. Our current reality is the transition from our old reality to the in-Christ reality. The goal of the Christian is to have his reality come into perfect union with the reality in Christ. When this happens the Christian gets to always experience and manifest the reality in Christ. 


When we got born again life was born in us embodied by the new man—Christ in us. However, there is a shadow (an illusion) of the old man, embodying the carnal nature, that nature of death.


“That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” (Eph 4:22-24).


We must forsake the old man and put on the new man. The old man is the old reality, and the new man is the reality in Christ. The Scripture says you (our current reality) must put on (come into union with) the new man (the reality in Christ). According to the Scripture, this process requires you to be renewed in the spirit (attitude) of your mind. Now what does that mean?


The attitude, the disposition, of your mind must be renewed. This means you must find out more about this new man in Christ and you must start to think like him. Yes, you must take on the attitude of his mind and start to think like him. This is how you put on the new man and come into union with the reality in Christ. Some of us have role models who we want to be like. In order to achieve this goal of becoming like this role model we must find out everything about the role model. You find out about his lifestyle and then you try to imitate it.


Most importantly you find out about how he thinks. You interview him or watch interviews of him, and you find out about how he thinks. Then you try to imbibe that kind of thinking. You renew your mind and take on his mental disposition and his attitude. If you can achieve this perfectly then you will look and behave exactly like your role model. In Christ we are not trying to act like another man, rather we are trying to finally be ourselves.


"put on the new man," (Eph 4:24).


This new man is the real you. To put on the new man, you must start by putting on his mental disposition and start thinking like him. When you start thinking like him, then you will start acting like him, and that is how your reality becomes one with the reality in Christ. We would discuss how to achieve this in another lesson. 


This is an excerpt from the course on Discipline. 


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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Ecclesia Vs Church; Responsibilities



They say the position of leadership can cause one to grow faster. This happens because once we are given responsibilities, the mere struggle of trying to meet up to those responsibilities will eventually lead to growth. In the church system the congregation are mostly passive, they have almost no responsibility. All they have to do is make it to church, dance and sing when it's dancing and singing time, shout hallelujah when they are asked to shout hallelujah, sit when they are asked to sit, stand when they are asked to stand, basically they are just like dummies wanting for the people on the pulpit to tell them what to do.


When people are abandoned to such a state it becomes difficult for them to grow. But give them some responsibilities and just watch how fast they will grow. This is why there will be faster growth among Christians in ecclesia then in church. In the ecclesia, everyone has a responsibility to go draw from God and share with the group. The only reason pastors tend to be the most spiritually mature people in the church is because they are overlaid with the responsibility to have a sermon every Sunday and strengthen the rest of the church.


As such the pastors have to spend more time with the word, they have to study it harder, and they have to press hard on God to give them a word. But the other members of the church do not have such responsibility, so they don't care. I remember one time during school days, I was studying my Bible on my bed, and I hard four Bibles (different translations) spread out on that bed. I was seriously digging into the Scripture. My roommate saw me and was like, "Do you really need to kill yourself over it, you are not even the pastor, just read the one you can read and go your way". 


This same roommate had read his bible that morning, but he did it religiously, "after all I am not the pastor", he must have thought to himself. In the church we've encouraged this mentality that since you are not the pastor then you don't need to know how to heal, perform miracle, preach the word, communicate with people on a spiritual level and draw them close to God, pray for people, encourage them, and inspire them. But if you are a pastor and you can't do these things, then you know you are going to lose your job or your members.


Pastors spend more time praying and fasting because they need to manifest power otherwise their reputation suffers. They need to know enough scripture, preach more eloquently, be more friendly and caring, and show concern for the people, drawing closer to them to know them and know the problems they are going through. If they don't do this their job will suffer, they might lose members and offering baskets will become empty, and they will have no food. They have a responsibility, and this responsibility have force them to grow in status.


Imagine all the members having this same responsibilities, but with different motivations (more godly motivations). They all have to study the bible otherwise the fellowship will be boring. Each member have to press hard to get a word from God for specific persons or for the general congregation. They must all draw each other close to know each other problems, for they are all responsible for each other. No member can keep to himself, he must open up, he must care for the other, show concern and get intimate with others. 


If anyone is sick everybody is responsible for getting that person healed. If no one could do it then shame on the whole assembly. If something terrible should happen to any member, everybody is responsible, because they should have seen it before it happened, they should have been praying and interceding for one another until God show them what is coming and how to avert it. They are all responsible, and this responsibility will cause each one of them to grow. 


As an ecclesia member you know that if you don't grow your beloved brethren will suffer, and because of your love for them you cannot remain immature. You want to help, you want to be a source of blessing to the assembly, and as you press like this you are growing faster than you would have imagined. That's the beauty of ecclesia. 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

What Is Christianity; A Free Course



Christianity is something that has come down to us through different cultures and different epoch in time. One thing about time is that change is constant. With its interactions with these cultures, there are bound to be changes introduced into what we practice today as Christianity. It is, therefore, necessary to strip off all the add-ons, to rediscover what Christianity is at the core. 


This course is the first of a series in which man's tradition will be stripped off so that we might grasp God's original design and purpose for mankind when he gave us this thing we now call Christian. Most of what we do in our church sermons is interpret Christianity based on our present culture. We interpret ancient writings based on what we see in the modern world. Every communication and interaction happens in a socio-cultural context. 


Therefore you cannot use a different culture to interpret something that happens in the context of another culture. That would only lead to all kinds of inaccurate conclusions. And indeed, we have been preaching many inaccuracies. In this course, we would look at Christianity from its historical and cultural context of those who initiated it. You will be shocked by what you will find out. This course will greatly enlighten you and transform your walk with God. 


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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Pressing Towards Absolute Victory


We are fighting against that mentality that says even though we are saved we still cannot live above sin. That idea that randers the sacrifice of Christ useless and made the cross powerless in our lives. We are fighting against this reality that is proclaiming that Jesus is a failure and salvation is a scam. When our very leaders and falling deep into sin and acting like unregenerated souls, it tells the world that what we preach is nothing but a lie.


Is there any real transformation in Christ, or is it that some people just get lucky? If it is by chance, then no need being a Christian, for even none believers become morally upright by chance. Yes, chance happens everywhere, so why come to Christ? If Christ is what we claim he is, then there must be a real evidence of his transforming power in the life of everyone who comes to him.


If Christ is the greatest then the victory we experience and demonstrate must be greater than anything the world have ever seen. In the midst of the thickest darkness we would shine even brighter. Yes, we would be victimized, assaulted and downtrodden with all the hate, bitterness, anger, mockery, wickedness and evil that the world could offer, and yet we would only respond with a love, sincerity and wisdom that is out of this world.


We are fighting to truly represent the God whom the angels saw and can't stop crying, "holy, holy, holy". A purity so beautiful that you can't look away but cry out in admiration. We are fighting to restore back this glory, for our name had been rubbish and we have become a mockery to the world. We are pressing to apprehend this victory in Christ and display it so that the rest of the world might know that indeed we are truly saved from sin. 


Let the banner of victory be raised, let the tales of our victory reach the far ends of the world, let people come from every corner of the earth, those who long to taste and partake of this victory. Let them come with confidence, knowing that this unbelievable victory truly lie with us and among us. Let the sheep that are scattered about, come and gather together under this banner of victory


Then we would be one glorious people, matching together in harmony and parading this victory that has become a reality in our lives, that the name of the Lord be glorified and the devil be put to shame. This is what we are pursuing in the course, "Victory Over Sin". This is where we begin to explore that victory and know it as a tangible reality, learning to submit to it until it masters us, apprehends us, and manifest effortlessly in our lives.

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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Pushing For Growth


 

It's war, we are fighting lukewarmness, and that lackadaisical attitude towards the things of God. These things that has penetrated deep into Christianity, that has made us satisfied with religion. Even those who are trying to press into the deeper things of Christ find themselves always struggle to keep the fire burning.


Everything around us is trying drain us of every passion and interest we have in God. So yes, we are at war. Constantly struggling to stir up the fire on the one hand, while fighting all those many things trying to put off the fire on the other hand. The battle is so tough that we are tempted to just quit and focus on doing religion. Yes, doing religion is much easier, and that is why the body of Christ is like this. We have settled in doing religion.


When it comes to growth, it is not always easy. This is why today we have the proliferation of motivational speaking. It requires a lot of motivation to walk on the path of growth. In fact, there should be constant motivation with every step taken. One must learn to always stay motivated otherwise you won't be able to make it. And one thing that these motivational speakers will tell you is, "set goals".


It's easy to relax when you don't have a goal. You must challenge yourself by giving yourself goals. You tell yourself that, "by the end of this year I want to have achieved..." This will help you as it causes you to push yourself hard in pursuing the goal. This is what Oneness With God course is for. It's a course for a period of time where you tell yourself that by the end of this period I want to be able to hear God more clearly, become more intimate with him, flow more frequently in the prophet, etc.


You set goals and push yourself. You learn to remain motivated, always stirring up the fire within you. A lot of Christians wait to attend some special programmes in order that their passion be stirred up. But people challenging themselves like this, understandd that they always have to stay stirred up whether program or no program. As such they develop a culture of consistent burning. They teach their heart to remain constantly burning for God.


These are the things that this course will do to you. At the end of the course you have developed this culture, and you will no longer be among those who are constantly losing their passion and looking for one program or something that will help stir them up again. Your heart has learned to remain stirred up through the process of challenging yourself and pressing towar ds a goal.


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Thursday, 25 March 2021

Is Salvation A Scam?



Christians often talk about salvation, and when you ask what this salvation is they are quick to answer, "we are saved from sin". But do we really know what that means, or is it just a cliche? If you are in a lion's zone and someone says, "we who are on this side are saved from the lions", it means they are safe from lion attacks. Probably at some point they were within the reach of being attacked and killed by the lions, but now they were delivered out of the den of the lions and they are now at a spot where the lions can't get them.


If you are saved from sin, it means sin cannot get you. Yes, you can no longer be influenced by sin. Other people in the world may sin, but you can no longer sin. Now, can we say this is true of those who claim to be saved from sin? You don't need to look far before you see one pastor or some Christian leader who is deep in fornication. How then are these people saved from sin? What is wrong with this salvation that we proclaim?


Our leaders who are supposed to be a model of what a mature Christian should look like are yet deep in sin. If it were the baby Christians we can easily say they are still being socialized into this salvation. But that is not the case. The ones falling deep in sin are the very leaders that are supposed to socialize us into salvation. What does that tell us? Is this salvation a scam?


When you speak of things like this some well meaning Christian will come to offer a psychological, social, or some human solution. They will tell you pastors should undergo sex education, they should be taught how to interact with ladies in the church and avoid temptation, they should do this and that. But if human solutions could deal with sin why then did Jesus died?


"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry." (Matt 4:1,2).


Avoiding temptation is good, I am not discrediting it in anyway. But here Jesus was not avoiding temptation. He went into the wilderness so that he could be tempted. He went looking for temptation, and in addition to this he made himself very vulnerable. This is like entering into a gladiator match with no weapon and armour after refusing to eat for a month, just because you want to prove a point. Jesus didn't went to the wilderness in order to fast and pray so that he could receive power to do miracle.


Jesus fasted so that he could bring himself to the lowest point of vulnerability. When a Man has not eaten for 40 day he automatically shifts to survival mode. At this point he could no longer think like a man, he is thinking like an animal. He could eat anything, even his own brother. Jesus intentionally brought himself to the lowest point of vulnerability so that the devil would bring his best temptation. He wants to defeat the best of the devil at his (Jesus') most vulnerable state just to prove a point.


Yes, even at his worst state — his most vulnerable state — the devil still cannot defeat Jesus. That is the greatness of the salvation that Jesus came to offer. Right there in the wilderness he demonstrated the salvation he wants to give to his body. No, it is not a salvation that needs to be supported and assisted with human solutions. It is a salvation so great that no matter the situation, no matter the level of temptation, it will always come out victorious.


Let stop giving excuses for pastors fornicating. It doesn't matter how many beautiful women are in your church or how sexually lose they are. This salvation that we have in Christ is all sufficient. It is very much powerful to overcome whatever temptation the devil brings to its doorstep. 


"Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah." (Psa 68:19).


"He [God] alone is my rock and my salvation," (Psa 62:2).


“The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation;" (Exo 15:2).


“Behold, God is my salvation," (Isa 12:2).


If you understand what these scriptures is trying to say, it will revolutionize your Christian life. Salvation is not just something that God gave us. God Himself is our salvation. Our salvation is God. This means whatever attribute that God has is what this salvation has. If God is Almighty and all-powerful, then this salvation is Almighty and all-powerful.


God has not given you a weak salvation — something that can only manage your sin. No, you have an Almighty and all-powerful salvation — one that vanquishes every power of darkness in its path. It does not struggle with the power of darkness. Oh when have Jesus ever struggled with casting out demons while he was on earth? Just one word from his mouth and they flee immediately. In fact, even before he says anything, even while he is still far away, the demons will run and start begging.


The power of our salvation is overshadowing, and overpowering everything it comes across. Nothing is remotely strong enough to resist. No addiction can resist, no perversion, no urges, no sinful habit, there is just nothing that has enough power to put up a resistance. They are vanquished at his mere presence. That is the greatness of the salvation that lives in you.


Oh Christians really need to see this, we need to see how great this salvation is. What is sin? What is the oppression of the power of darkness? What is sickness? What is even death in the presence of this mighty salvation? They are nothing, absolutely nothing. Yes this salvation is Almighty and all-powerful. He doesn't even break a sweat in vanquishing these things. He does it so graciously. Overcoming sin is child's play to him; living a sinless life is child's play to him.


We can't be going to church every week, singing how God is Almighty as if God is far far away, or abstract. This Almighty God lives in you; this Almighty God is your salvation. You need to see that your salvation is Almighty. There was a time I was talking about sinlessness and Christians were raising their eyebrows. They were like, "don't mind him, he is talking about impossible things". If nothing is impossible for God then nothing is impossible for this salvation that lives in me.


If nothing can defeat God, then nothing can defeat this salvation that lives in me. If God always have absolute victory then this salvation will have absolutely victory in me. All the powers of hell combined together cannot stop it, and I won't break a sweat in conquering them. Everything is done graciously and effortlessly because there is too much power available. 


The power available in this salvation is excess, it is exceedingly abundantly above every power that exist whether on earth or in hell. Nothing can ever be strong enough to even put up a resistance. Yes, effortless victory. That is the greatness of the salvation that is in you. So what then is wrong? If our salvation is this powerful why does our experience and statue quo say otherwise? 


The problem is definitely not from the salvation. That means the problem is with us. Specifically, the problem is with the way we have been administering this salvation. We are ministers of a gospel that preaches a salvation which gives victory over sin. We are like doctors who administer a drug that cures sin. A drug may be very potent, but if not properly administered might be detrimental to people's health. 


It might end up making people more sick, or even kill them. How many have come into the Church, sincerely seeking for salvation only to end up as atheist. Yes, after they've tried and tried in the way of the church, but meet failure every single time. They finally come to a conclusion that this salvation is all a scam and God is intensionally being wicked — he is probably a psycho. They end up hating God for demanding such an high standing when he knows how weak humans are. Looking for ways to hurt Him back, they deny His existence and teach others to do the same. 


Bottom line, we caused it — yes the church. We choke these little ones with legalism until they come to a point where they can't bear it anymore and they are forced to go deeper into the world and all its perversion. Even those who preach grace end up going deeper into perversion. Incomplete knowledge can be as terrible as false knowledge. When a drug is not properly understood it will end up being administered wrongly. You need to have a good knowledge how a drug works in order to determine how to properly administer it. 


The body of Christ have not properly understood the salvation that we preach and that is why we have such poor result. But if only we can acquire the proper knowledge then we would be able to build the right structure that will enable proper administering of salvation. Here in School Of Oneness our focus is unveiling the reality in Christ and learning to operate, exist and develop all the faculties needed to manifest this reality. 


We have available several courses, of which one of them is called Victory Over Sin. This an effective Christ-centered approach in dealing with sin. Join us and enroll for this free course. Our desire is to see every Christian demonstrate the fullness of the salvation Christ has given us. To join, follow the link below to the website and click "Join the community", then complete the registration.


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Thursday, 11 March 2021

School Of Oneness Community


 

Are you a Christian who;

1. desire to know God more intimately


2. desire to meet and fellowship with others of like passion 


3. struggling with certain sin, and desire to walk in victory


5. wants to become more passionate for God 


6. wants to grow in the prophetic and other dimensions of God


7. desire to grow in the knowledge of Christ and learn how to explore (acquire) spiritual knowledge


8. interested in deeper things such as Christian Mystism — the true one based on the historical Christian mystical tradition rather than new age and all of its perversion (learn to differentiate and discern between the authentic/Christ-centered and the perversion)


then join School of Oneness — a Christian online community and equipping platform. It is a community like Facebook where you can meet other Christians, edify each other, write posts, like comment (yes just like Facebook). Together with that, when you join this community you will get access to participate in various free courses such as the prophetic, priesthood, kingship/sonship, oneness, prophetic creativity and art, victory over sin, the knowledge of Christ, evangelism and so on. Click to learn more and join.

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