Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The Creativity Of The Creator And The Sons; Rich In Beauty

This is the second part of a topic I started on creativity. As I walk with God and study Him there are just things that I see about Him, things that amaze me, and I wonder why I don't see it in those that are called His children. In the previous post I focused on the diversity in His creativity. How God could take one thing and be creative about it in infinite diverse ways. But God is not just good at creating things in such diverse ways, He is also good at creating things in such pleasant ways.

"The LORD God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were pleasant to the sight and that produced delicious fruit." (Gen 2:9).

He creates things that are pleasant to the eyes, pleasant to the taste bud, pleasant to the nose, pleasant to the hears, and pleasant in all ways. He is not just a genius in diversity, He is also a genius at making things great, making them stand out. Look at the amazing world around you and the it beauty, for something like this to come out from one's imagination, it's genius.

Oh, I wish we have sons who have inherited the nature of this genius Creator. Wait, we do have sons, we are all His sons and we all have His nature. Wow, this means we should be seeing this kind of creativity among each other. We should be good at making things that stand out, things that people can't just ignore, things that are irresistibly attractive.

I get disappointed when I watch Christian movies, I feel we can be more creative than that. I see God, I see how creative He is, and I am expecting a lot from His sons but when I look I end up seeing something less than among us. I love fantasy stories, because of the level of creativity found in it, but Christians don't have much of such movies. It's like our imagination is just limited to quoting bible verses, it is just so disappointing.

The only fantasy Christian story I enjoy is Prigrim Progress. I mean, the way concepts of the Christian life were just scattered all over in such creative ways that it is able to unveil the mystery of the Christian life. Anyway, I don't read much fiction so who am I to judge, maybe there are really good Christians fantasy fiction stories out there. I just wish we have things that stand out, things that even unbelievers cannot resist, things that the whole world would be talking about (presently in the world there is so much talk about Games Of Thrones). Can we have something that catches that much attention, something that capture (captivate) people's soul and bury it into the concepts of the reality of Christ, even if it is just for two hours. A lot can happen in two hours.

I just believe we can do more, we can tap into that creativity of our Father and come up with things that would shake the world. Humans are humans, and they know good things when they see it, they are drawn to good things as a moth is drawn to a light. How come the sons of God are lack in this level of creativity? How can the world beat us in creativity, they are supposed to be learning from us, we have direct access to the Creator Himself.

Religion has totally killed us; it has killed our life, killed our creativity. We have left our creativity unexplored to go do religion, it is so sad. I long for the day when I would see Christians leading in anything creative in this world. Let us reach out into God and bring out such creativity that would blow people's minds away, things that would totally wow the world.

Well, you may say that is not our calling, we are to preach the gospel to the world blah blah blah. Who told you the gospel of Christ can only be preached through sermons? Our Father created the world to speak of Him, day and night they utter speech in their diverse ways (Psa 19:1-3). What makes you think we can only do it through verbal words. Oh, such limited thinking, we are not acting like the sons of the Creator. I just pray in this generation true sons would rise, those who have tasted of the Father and are impacted with His genius creativity.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Promised Land

In the Old Covenant there is the promise of a land — a physical land in the flesh called Canaan. The children of Israel fought to get this land, fought to expand what they have gotten of this land, fought to keep what they have already acquired. But in the New Covenant Christ is our land, he is the covenant promise given to us. So we have to fight to have him.

"And who was it who rebelled against God, even though they heard his voice? Wasn’t it the people Moses led out of Egypt? And who made God angry for forty years? Wasn’t it the people who sinned, whose corpses lay in the wilderness? And to whom was God speaking when he took an oath that they would never enter his rest? Wasn’t it the people who disobeyed him? So we see that because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest... So let us labor to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall." (Heb 3:16-19;4:10).

The author of the book of Hebrews was comparing rest in the promised land of the Old Testament people to rest in Christ for the New Covenant people. Just as they struggled and fought to have the land and enjoy God's rest in it, we must also labor and fight to have the fullness of Christ and find rest in him. Again, in the spirit all these things are already perfected. The struggling and laboring only exist in the flesh; we are fighting in order to have this reality manifest in our flesh. We not only fight to have the land, we also fight to expand and keep it.

Yes, there is a war going on out there, the devil and darkness are fighting to stop us from manifesting Christ in our flesh, they are fighting to stop us from becoming filled with Christ, they are fighting to stop us from spreading Christ and letting him fill all things with himself. Our land is an ever expanding land, it continues to expand till it fills all things. But the devil will not have that; he would not have Christ manifesting in this world, he would not have Christ filling all things, he would do anything in his power to stop that from happening. Can you see that we are faced with a war, a battle for the land. We are fighting for our land, to have our land fill everywhere and cover the whole earth.

"As you watched, a rock was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands. It struck the feet of iron and clay, smashing them to bits. The whole statue was crushed into small pieces of iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold. Then the wind blew them away without a trace, like chaff on a threshing floor. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth." (Dan 2:34-35).

The rock struck the works of the devil; every of his strategies, his struggle and resistance, struck and crushed by the rock, and then this same rock continues to grow till it covers the whole earth. This is what we are here for, to crush the resistance of the devil, to bring him to his knees and expand Christ, allowing him fill all things, and cover the whole earth. Can't you see our mission right before you, we are soldiers at war, we are a people, an army, organized to take down the resistance, and continue to spread till Christ fills everything.

Let every heart become filled with Christ, let the society be filled with Christ, let the government be filled with Christ, let every institution in the country be filled with Christ, let Christ spread from one country to another, from one continent to another, till he fills all things. Don't look at me, I didn't come up with these things, it is there in the scripture, this is our mission. Get on it, give yourself to it, let God have His beloved Son fill the whole earth.

An excerpt from my book — Christ; The Christian Spirituality

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

The Creativity Of The Creator And The Sons; Rich In Diversity

In my study of God there is something about Him that have always amaze me. The way He picks a thing about Himself and then speak of it in many different ways. Same thing, same principle, but yet being represented in ways too many and different. They are all saying the same thing, pointing to the same attribute of God, yet saying it in so many diverse ways.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard." (Psa 19:1-3).

Creation is God taking the attributes of Himself and speaking it in many different and diverse ways. They are all speaking of one person, one God, but in so much diverse ways. It is so fascinating how God could be so creative that He picks one thing and demonstrate it in ways so infinite.

I mean, when I am studying an attribute of God I look here and I find it, I go on to study this other thing and I find the same attribute, then I turn my eyes to another thing and find out that this other thing is still speaking of the same attribute. It is almost like God can never run out of the diverse ways He could demonstrate one thing.

His creativity leaves me utterly amazed, I am in awe of the infinite diversity of ways he could present a single thing. Not just in creation, but in everything He does He is so creative. He asked that the tent of the tabernacle be built, and it must be built according to His specifications. Right there, one could tell that this God is up to something.

The way He makes the tent as a whole speaks of something about Him, but He refuses to stop there. The instruments in the tabernacle is made to speak the same thing, the materials used to make the tabernacle is speaking the same thing, even down to the color of the tread, the way the tread is used, the kind of design, the nails that fasten the tent, every single one of them, made to speak one same thing. Yes, everything, down to the smallest detail, God is still being creative with that same thing He is trying to say.

I don't know if it is an hobby of His; something He just enjoys doing, but it is there, it is always there. I keep seeing this creativity of His and it amaze me, but then I wonder why I am not seeing this kind of creativity in those born of Him. If these ones are truly born of Him why am I not seeing this creativity in them?

I am hoping to see Christians do business and the business is speaking God, the very idea of the business is speaking about an attribute of God. The way the business is administered, speaking of God. The way the company building is even design is speaking God, the staff is organized in a way that unveils God. Down to the furnituring, the kind of instrument used, the whole of the system, speaking God, so that everywhere you turn to you are looking at God.

You can't hide your eyes away from Him, everything you look at is telling you about God. These people have known God to the extent that they have become super creative about Him. In everything they do they are just occupied unveiling Him. Whether consciously or unconsciously they are doing it, it is their nature, it just flows freely out of them.

They cannot think without thinking God (even when they are thinking about how to make money they are still thinking God), they cannot plan without planning God, they cannot do anything without doing God. His nature, his attributes, his person is the inspiration of everything they do. These people are so caught up in God that He is all they see, and do. They are so filled with Him that everything they touch begins to mold into His image. The sons of the Creator creating infinite ways to speak of God.

Look at us, we think it is only when we utter verbal words that we speak of God. God's plan is to fill all things with Himself, to make all things conform to the attributes of Him. This is His eternal purpose and He must achieve this, for it is inherent in His nature. And now He has given birth to sons with that same nature. Oh, may we grow into who we truly are.

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Monday, 22 April 2019

The Rock That Smashes

... I am talking about a fierce attack upon the minds and hearts of the people in the world.

"As you watched, a rock was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands. It struck the feet of iron and clay, smashing them to bits... During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever." (Dan 2:34, 44).

A rock cut not by human hands, a rock that is utterly Christ, that has no foreign thing but Christ. That very pure and holy rock that has not be defied by the hands of man, that rock comes to strike and smash and crush. Do you see this is a very violent and fierce attack? The rock was not petting the statue, it impacted it very hard and crushed it. This is what happens when holiness spreads, it comes very hard, crushing the power of darkness and the law of death and evil. Can't you see how hard the law of death and evil is spreading, the way it is imposing itself on people? Whether they like it or not, it presses itself against them till it possesses their minds and hearts.

There is a battle out there, a fierce battle. Everywhere you turn you see the laws of perversion and evil trying to penetrate into you. You try to resist but it is just everywhere, you turn on the TV it is there, you browse the internet it just keeps popping up, you run outside to take a walk and someone is playing a music and there it is again fighting to invade your mind. There is no where you can go to for escape, you just can't shut yourself out of the rest of the world, it is just not possible, but you realize the more you interact with the world the more these things are trying to possess you.
Yes, there is a war out there, it is time we recognized it, it is time we put up a fight. You think we are going to win by locking ourselves in our massive church building? No, that will do nothing for us, we need that rock cut not with the hands of man; it is a rock that impacts, that smashes and crushes.

We need to stop running and hiding like rats, we need to start doing some smashing. Let us become filled with Christ and let the one that fills all things with himself begin to fill all things through us. Yes, when he fills us with himself and begin to pour right out of us, spreading into everything we touch, we would realize that everything we do is reflecting the principles of Christ. And these principles begin to impose itself against the world in such a way that it is attacking people's minds, bringing their knowledge and thoughts into the obedience of Christ. Let me quickly show you Paul's words concerning this.

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty before God for the overthrowing and destruction of strongholds, refuting arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; We capture every rebellious thought and bring them into the obedience of Christ." (2Cor 10:4-5).

Can't you see the publicity of rebellious thoughts and knowledge that are against the knowledge of God. They are everywhere being publicize, in the movies you watch, in the news, in music, in the social media, everywhere. Suddenly carrying guns and shooting them at people has become a desirable thing. Fighting, being aggressive and causing destruction has become a thing to aspire to. Corruption, doing just any vile thing to get money has become wisdom and smartness. Even down to pornography, gay and all forms of perversion has become a normal thing, a trend, a fashionable thing. All these are being sold out to us, they are being forced down into our minds, we cannot but to embrace them as the new reality.

No, these things must not become the reality, this is why we have a weapon that is so mighty in God. One that can be used to overthrow and destroy all those knowledge, those rebellious thoughts being force down into people's minds. We really need to learn warfare, we cannot win by trying to hide ourselves, waiting for Jesus to come and rescue us. We are to fight, to impact, strike and crush. God has established the Ecclesia here for this very reason, we are the rock that smashes, how can we be hiding? We don't know who we are and we have not really become what we are. We have become contaminated with the hands of man, no we can't have that anymore. We need to be clean, to be purged of every impurity, to be filled with Christ our Holiness. When that happens then we would truly become that rock and we would regain our smashing ability.

Yes, smashing and smashing, impacting, hitting hard, till the principles and the person of Christ penetrate into people's mind and bring their rebellious thoughts to captivity unto the obedience of Christ. We are to engage the world, attack every mind and bring down the stronghold that the ruler of this world has put there. Oh, may we truly become what we are; may we become that stone that smashes.

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

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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