Exploring and restoring the kingdom message II

Preparing the way of the Lord...Making his part straight

Mark 1:1-3

1:1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.   2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way”- 3 “a voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'”   NIV

The beginning of the gospel

The greatest challenge present day Christians are faced with is the comprehensive understanding of what the gospel truly is. Most of the definitions we have had in time past are limited to the tradition and denominational beliefs.  The Body of Christ cannot be divided in regards to the standard and dimensions of what the gospel mean and represent in the mind of the Father, and still expect to have the same comprehensive revelational understanding of their purpose to one. We all have the same Holy Bible, yet when we read it, our knowledge, understanding and interpretation of what is written differs from each other. Why? The template of our revelational understanding of the Son of God who is the melting-point of all spiritual truth has not been synchronized which each other, such that what we read are not  influenced by religious, humanistic prejudice mentality. one of the result of the fallen nature of man is that his soulish perception always seek to interfere with the divine plan of God to his own detriment .  A church like that of Corinthians looks and sound highly spiritual from from the outside but are completely divided in the corporate revelation of the person of Christ and his purpose for their live. Apostle Paul when further to say, he could not speak to them as spiritually mature people but as babies who still need spiritual milk.

1 Cor 3:1-4

3:1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere men? NIV

What could have gone wrong in the spiritual foundation of this church? They look so successful outwardly and spiritually gifted but they lacked the basis of what defines true spiritual relationship as in regards to their corporate purpose.  The division and schisms we see today in the Church of the Lord are as a result of imbalance gospel of the revelation of Christ.  The emphasis on none essentials in the body of Christ is draining the spiritual life that ought to enhance our revelational understanding of Christ and each other.  The concept of the church of Corinth was outwardly based. The emphasis to build spiritual character in order to sustain their giftings and anointings were relegated behind.

Their need and pressure to spiritually impress others were overwhelming. This is the same problem we have today in the mainstream churches. Mega churches are building mega saints without character and inner fortitude to sustain a balanced spiritual lifestyle.  Their understanding of what the gospel means is completely opposite to the definition and purpose of the Lord for the gospel message.   The revelation of the true gospel begins with the footing of the understanding Christ as the pattern for all human existence.  Meaning, the revelation of Christ being the way, the truth and the life that sustains your being must be clearly understood from the initial stage of your spiritual development so that you are not pushed around by every wind of doctrine.

Understanding the multifaceted dimension of the gospel

One of the errors church leaders and pastors have caused this generation of Christians, to the point of becoming offended the moment they hear the undiluted truth; is the issue narrowing down to the meaning of the gospel, to a mere English definition of the word good news.  A message can only be good news to the hearer if there is a serious consciousness of a person’s present state of being in need of help.  In other words, the awareness of your condition defines what you term to be good news. In other words, to what degree are people aware of the seriousness of the fallen nature and condition. Do they understand that virtually nothing can be done in their own strength that can bring glory to God? Are they aware of the severe consequence of rejecting the truth of the gospel of our Lord?  Are they also aware that becoming a Christian is more than joining a local assembly where people become enslaved to their needs and so-called spiritual leaders?

They need to be deliberately aware that becoming a follower of Christ defines total freedom and liberty from their past bondage, and sometimes might face issues that will challenge their faith and trust in the Lord.   We must never try to defend the gospel of our Lord in such a way that might misrepresent the truth to these searching for the way. The need to come to the realization of the true meaning of the gospel and the demand it will make on them, so that when they finally accept the Lord, they will not be struggling with wrong expectations.   The gospel, according to Christ is only for those who are truly thirsty for its water and hungry for its bread.   Imagine you are not in need of water and you suddenly receive a letter from the ministry of water and environment that they will be supplying you with five thousand gallons of water for the next two months free of charge.

That is a lot of water for you and it might sound good but won’t count that much as good news to you because you are not really in need of water.  However, suppose you and your family have been living in the backyard room of your childhood friend for the past five years because you don’t have a good job to afford a house. You woke up one morning and suddenly heard you are required to come to the ministry of housing with your documents for verification.

You never applied for a house and you cannot remember anyone to have applied on your behalf. While you are waiting at the door of the chief officer of the housing department, so many thoughts are running through your mind and then you are called in.  A polite man smiled at you and asks for your documents because he needs to verify some information; came back into the office and shook your hands and said, in the next seven day you will receive a call from the department to come collect the key of your three bedroom apartment with two garage, all paid for. He went on to explain how the houses were built by some foreign NGO firms, in collaboration with the house department of your country to help alleviate the issues of housing and population.  You stood there speechless wondering how, who gave your details to be a recipient. Now that qualifies to be good news from the human perception.   Now the good news, which is the gospel, can be likening to a man sentenced to death because he murdered an innocent child cold-bloodedly only for him to be given a state pardon just an hour before his execution.

Pressing into the meaning of the gospel of the kingdom

As powerful as this may be, it is still limited in revelational experience of what the gospel is and intended to accomplish in human life. The gospel does not just pardon us from the sentence of death we deserve, but we are also given the very nature of Christ so we do not return to our old carnal nature. The process of this change is what the gospel of the kingdom is all about. The fallen human nature needs to first see the state of its fallen rebellious nature, in order to fully appreciate the need of the good news, called the gospel. The way the gospel is presented today by our so-called ‘Hollywood make me feel good’ preachers, do not give the people any opportunity to understand and appreciate their need for the gospel as a solution to their unregenerated soul. Firstly, let me inform your mind, the gospel is not just about a message that merely comes to pardon your sin, bless you and ultimately give a free one-way ticket to heaven. . Far beyond these benefits; the message of the gospel of the kingdom is about the revelational life and nature of Christ taking full residence and dominion over your mind and its faculties.

This gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ has various components, compartments and operational dimensions that must be clearly recovered in this hour of transition, and carefully understood in regards to the rebuilding, transformation and restoration of the total man and creation back to the Father’s intent. This message, I must admit, has not been fully recognized and taught in a manner that attracts the return of Christ back to the earth in the fullness of his majesty and glory. In Act chapter 3:20-21, we are informed that Christ shall remain in heaven until the time God appoints for the restoration of all things.  There is no doubt that we are in the season the Lord has appointed for the restoration.  This present generation is climaxing the prophetic promise of the return of the Lord first to his church and then to the nations. Upon us, the church, has fallen the sole responsibility of preparing the way of the Lord and making his path straight for his glorious return. The hearts of men are the ancient highway designed for the return of the messiah. Before the Lord makes his glorious appearance in the sky for all eyes to see, he must first make his grand entrance first through the doorway of human minds that have allowed the purifying ministry of circumcision to take place.

For those who have opened their hearts to the process of divine preparation do not need to wait for a day to be raptured away, since they are already living in the reality of their ultimate spiritual inheritance,  which is the reward of immortality.  The power of spiritual death is daily being conquered in the life of these saints who have totally given their soul to the Lord. Enrapturement of the spirit of the saints is a present reality. You do not need to wait for a day to die before making it to heaven. Death is a doorway to the other side of life. Those who choose to willingly lay down their life on the altar of daily sacrifice have received his eternal life, a life that cannot be stopped or hindered by earthly carnal interference.   The ones who understood the ministry of life have conquered death and the grave. Meaning, they are being cut-up {raptured} in their daily glorious worship and devotion to the one they love.    The one’s who have allowed him and his kingdom into their soul will certainly have the joy of their sight being re-calibrated to see his mortal appearance at the blast of the seventh last trumpet.

The interference of the soul in understanding the gospel

As long as the human soul continue to take dominance over the life and authority of the spiritman, little or nothing will be done within the inner development of man back to his original place of functionality. The human soul is designed to cooperate through the help of the Holy Spirit with his regenerated spirit in order to establish the counsel of God. The soul, which is the seat of desire, feeling and intellect, requires more than just the hearing of the gospel message to positively change; the soul must be€ compelled through a deliberate submission to the authority of the ministry of the truth.  Fallen humans are afraid of the truth because the truth exposes our hidden nature in a way we might not be too comfortable for others to see.  Shame and fear are two very powerful weapons the enemy uses to hide and hinder many from allowing God to heal and restore them. Death-separation from God’s presence produces shame and fear.

Only the restoration of the gospel of life, which produces light within the dark regions of the soul, can bring lasting freedom.  One can sit under a powerful word ministry and never allow the authority of the word to reach those deep unresolved issues of the heart.  Going back to the first statement I made about the gospel having various components and compartments becomes clearer, we look at the role the unregenerated soul has played so far in altering the destiny of individuals, families and nation.  Deep within us are various kingdoms and empires that has been sustained through the illegitimate authority of the soul that need to be pulled down for the truth of God’s kingdom to have a place for the construction of the house of God in us. Hiding behind a gospel that cannot save you from yourself is self-delusion.

The message we call the gospel today in the church is far from what the Bible describe and prescribed to be the gospel.  What is the heart of the gospel? How can we restore the message of the good news of the kingdom of heaven in such a way that will attract and men and women to the foot of the cross for their regeneration? While the Lord is still working in my own heart, I cannot help to feel the anguish and pain in the heart of the Father concerning the present despondent state of the Church.  While we struggle in fashioning tools and bricks to build towers to reach God, God is busy pulling down the towers and confusing our communication network but still we do not seem to get the message.  The church of Christ today owns most of the largest worship sanctuaries across the world, we can boast of the largest human gathering outside the field of sport, yet we are so far from the truth to the point we are almost losing our integrity and relevancy before political leaders.

The gospel designed for every aspect of your personality

The gospel of the kingdom is designed to reach every aspect of human existence and bring them under the total governing authority of the kingdom of heaven. No matter how exposed you may be to the gospel, if you have not opened your heart {mind} to  the scrutiny of the Holy Spirit in order to show you who you truly are in the light of the message of the kingdom, you will continue to live in assumption in regards to your nature. Each of us has degrees of darkness that needs to be deliberately dealt with in the light of the present ministry of reformation. I understand that you have read the bible, you can quote the scripture and preach all the so-called apostolic messages but to what level have you allow those words to preach within your own heart to the point of exposing you to your true self.

Remember the word is likening to a mirror. A mirror shows you who you truly are; even if you don’t seem to like what people tell you about yourself, you cannot deny what your inner self discloses about yourself.  When you look into the mirror, you do not see someone else, do you?     One of the characteristics of the revelational knowledge of Christ is the ability to call you by your true name-nature. You cannot hide from the true gospel, when you encounter truth no matter how hard and difficult you seem to be; the truth will certainly break you and expose you to yourself.  This was the case of Saul on his road to Damascus. No mortal has been able to resist the powerful force of the divine light that shines from the face of Christ. Moses at the backside of the wilderness encounter the same message, what about Jacob on his journey to Panda-Aram. Gen 28.

The gospel of the kingdom brings true and lasting experience that surpasses any temporary material satisfaction. When you encounter the gospel of the kingdom within your heart, you do not need to impress others to accept it. If what they see through your life is not powerful enough to draw them to Christ, then wait until the illuminating light of that gospel become fully radiant through your reformed character. The gospel of the kingdom of God is beyond a message preached on Sunday morning; it is an experience of divine encounter that brings the transforming glory and power of God to bear through your lifestyle in the marketplace. What did Christ do in his days on earth to impress thousands of people following him? The fact is, at a point his message became so hard on some of his own disciples to the point they had to stop following him. They can’t just bear his demand for self-denial, they felt it was enough to follow him but to sacrifices everything they have and represent was just too much for them to bear. You cannot follow Christ to the place of eternal life until you are willing to lose everything you think you have gained through your own strength. Your self-made tower must first come down and then, he can build his own house in you and through you.

If you must gain life, which is the core message of the kingdom you must embrace death, which is the foundation of the gospel of the kingdom. In him was life and the life has become the light of men. Translating life to the illuminating {knowledge} light in solving complex human challenges is one of the core purposes of the message of the kingdom. The beauty of the last days is the increase of the revelation of kingdom light we are going to witness as the world is baptised in the spirit of {confusion and frustration} darkness.  Darkness is the covering of the hearts of those who have refused to follow Christ who is the light of the world.  Almost everyone today says, “We are in the last days” but do we actually understand the prophetic implication of such a statement. The last days or the end of days as some theologians prefer to call it, defines a season in the spirit where two prophetic realities are being consummated simultaneously. One is seeking to bring final destruction and judgement to all creation while the other through the power of the Spirit is creating a way of escape and deliverance to humanity by the accurate preaching and teaching of the gospel of the kingdom of God. .

The Spirit of truth in each believer must awake to the ongoing work of his own inner regeneration and development in a way that keeps him uncertified until the inner working of the cross is fully accomplish within. Discovering the Father’s purpose for your life, family and generation, positions your spiritman into a new dimension of spiritual awareness in the act of knowing and engaging yourself in the light of the proceeding word of God. This conscious embracing of the ministry of truth, builds within you the capacity to abandon yourself to the pruning and process of your deliverance so that the message of apostolic reconciliation will find a pure place of expression through your life.  For this to become a reality, this message of the kingdom and its delivery must be void of the best of human ideology and what Christianity been defined to be from the religious point of view. Using the wisdom of this world to try to convey the message of the kingdom firstly is spiritual pollution, secondly it will only produce Ishmael instead of Isaac, the promised Son. Within the message is embedded the life that only answers to the operating system of heaven.  Due to the ignorance of this operating system by some of the church leaders, the worthiness and value that should accord this kingdom message in the context of Church’s reformation and the relevance of human development has been misplaced.

The heartbeat of the apostolic gospel

2 Corinthians 11:1-4

11:1 I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that. 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. NIV

The scripture in 2 Corinthians 11 verse 2, shows how far Apostle Paul was willing to go in accurately presenting and representing at the same time the heartbeat of the apostolic message, and the attitude of apostolic leadership in regards to delivering the message to the saints.   In your time of transiting from Pentecostal {wineskin} mentality to the Present emphasis of the Spirit, one of the core issues that is vigorously dealt with is your perception. Your perception certainly affects your attitude, behaviour and passion towards your past concept of understanding and existence.  When the Lord commanded, Abraham to leave the land of his nativity to the Land the Lord will later show him, he obeyed and never looked back to the land of his birth. Even when things became very difficult and unbearable for him, he still held unto the promise of the Lord. The scripture tells us that when he wanted a wife for his son Isaac, he warned his servant never to go to his home country to get a wife for his son.  Why?  The Lord has already separated him from his past and that past to him never existed again.

The advancement of the kingdom of God within our heart must become clear that we understand the repercussion of returning to the former place the Lord brought us out from.   The ministry of Apostle Paul like the servant of Abraham is to search out, prepare and expose the bride {the Church} to her husband-Christ in the spirit of truth. The duty of apostolic leadership is not to struggle for the place of Christ in the hearts of those whom they have been called to prepare for our Lord. Your duty is to expose to the true revelational nature and character of the husbandman in the heart of his bride in such a manner that ultimately brings joy and honour to the bridegroom. Permit me to ask you this question, who have you been exposed to as your husband? Is Christ the anointed one or some other spirit camouflaging to be the true Christ? You as a believer must know this if you desire to please the Father according to his will for your life.

Matt 7:21-25

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’  24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. NIV Brethren, this standard of the Kingdom gospel and its process has not changed.

In the same scripture, Paul used the word jealous to describe in a positive manner his anguish for the saints when he heard of how they have quickly turned back from the gospel of truth they were exposed to.  The promotion of another gospel that sounds and looks like the true gospel has been in existence right from the days of the first Adam in the garden. The plan of the enemy has not changed since then to see that men and women do not understand the true nature and life of what the gospel is from the Lord’s perspective. The intension of the enemy is to corrupt the seed of the revelation of Christ within the spiritual understanding of the saint so that their virginity-pureness of heart becomes corrupt, thereby rejected by the Lord as his bride.

He went on to say that he was afraid that they would also become deceived just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s craftiness.  Deception is Satan’s best strategy and most powerful weapon in fighting and neutralizing the advancement of the Christian walk. Every battle he has ever fought and won was through the platform of deception. Unfortunately, many are still not aware of the strategy of the enemy. He uses it to fight relationships in both our homes and churches. He uses it in the community and across the nations to promote wars amongst countries.  He tried using the same weapon on our Lord Christ in Mathew chapter 4, just after he had finished the forty days fast. The reason why he was unable to deceive Christ was not that he did not know the scripture. He failed because Christ clearly understood the law of scriptural application.  When we lack the knowledge of the written word and the Sprit of truth, we become easy prey to the lies of the enemy.  Deceptions work because there is a quest and desire in each of us to want to know things without the proper foundation that guides the principles of knowledge.

Waiting for the appropriate timing of the Spirit to guide us in all truth cannot be overemphasised. The enemy capitalizes on the subtle and lustful nature of the soul to amass knowledge it has no capacity to process. The insecurity that makes Christians lust after knowledge and achievement without necessarily trusting in the Lord will be exposed and dealt with at the foot of the cross. The Lord will not allow any religious ‘fig leaves’ to remain in our lives as he brings us to the place of complete surrender. We cannot hide on the pretence of being a Christian without our lives truly living for him in words and deeds.

Our devotion should not be limited to the seeking for spiritual knowledge because it gives us a sense of false security.  The quest for revelational knowledge has become more like a magic charm that most Christian’s today beliefs will suddenly make their problems go away.  Our passion for revelation should be to develop a strong inner relationship with the Lord in a way that establishes a personal encounter with the Lord as he also seeks to know us. Another gospel could be defined to be anything that does not bring us closer to the true revelational reality of Christ’s nature and life, such that his glorious illuminating light becomes radiant through our daily interface and interaction with the world around us.

Without properly addressing this misconception, developing the believer’s faith towards perfection will continue to be a difficult mission.  This present season demands all seekers of the true God to reappraise their foundational template so they can be ready to receive the new outpour of the wine of the Spirit.  It is highly important to know that the gospel is not western, African or Asian. Neither is the gospel of the kingdom an extension of Judaism like some are advocating today.   The strength of a structure is embedded within its foundation-the place where thoughts are processed and accepted to be true or wrong.  The scripture declares in Ps 11:3 If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? NKJV

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Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. NKJV

Prioritizing your relationship with God

Part 1

By Isaiah-Philips Akintola

Mathew 22 reveals an authentic spiritual principle taught by our Lord as he approaches the end of his earthly ministry. Both the principle and value establish in this message, to my opinion, establishes one of the most directive spiritual commands taught by our Lord because it deals with the ultimate call and devotion of anyone who have accepted the calling to be a friend of the Lord in this last day.  It is crucial that every true seeker of the Lord’s appearance gives serious heed to this prophetic caution because it portrays the final event that will consummate the whole essence of our redemption journey as the bride of Christ and those who will share table with the Father at the last supper feast of the lamb. Our Lord Jesus strategically preached this message as he sets his face towards entering Jerusalem for his final judgment and crucifixion.

In his usual style of teaching, he began to speak in parables to his listeners concerning the subject of how they should prioritize their relationship with the Father.  The communication of this truth was wrap-up in the story of a father who sent out invitation for his friends to attend the wedding party of his son.  One of the things I admire about our Lord’s method of teaching is the way he uses natural day to-day realities to teach and communicate deep spiritual principles and values. Now, it is highly important we understand why our Lord speaks in parable. Firstly, let me make it clear that spiritual things are not design for carnal {unregenerated}  humans. 1 Corinthians explains that spiritual things are  only discern by those whose spiritman {the inner you} has been made alive again.

Matt 22:1-14

And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,  3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.  4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”‘  5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.  6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.  7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.  8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.  9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’  10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.  11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.  12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless.  13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 

14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.” 

NKJV

 The starting point of understand or interpret the things of the Spirit, including the word of God  is to first divorce ourselves from the wrong ways we’ve been brought up to think as humans.  A shift in our template of thinking lays a solid foundation to knowing the ways of the Lord. We cannot have religious humanistic {or the New Age} pattern of thinking and expect to know or understand the accurate interpretation of divine truth.  Therefore, the Lord makes sure that while he his communicating spiritual truth to his listeners that his words are coded in such that only those who genuinely have a passion and hunger to knowing his heart gets to understand the heart of what he his communicating.

Several people who followed him for several reasons some flowered just for the sake of curiosity while others, flowered just to get a healing, a blessing or deliverance from demonic oppression, while there those who followed to make sure that his ministry his defamed and maligned like the Pharisees and teachers of laws; while you have another category though very little in members, who sincerely followed him because they are truly seeking the way of redemption promised by the prophets of old. They have seen the sign of a true leaders and prophet from the son of the carpenter.

the power of culture

August 14  2011

When you are born into a culture, you do not have to be schooled {trained, instructed, disciplined, drilled or coached} to learn its language, beliefs, traditions or behavioral demeanors; they just intuitively flow out of your life even when you seem so refined and educationally polished. For example, a colored South African, though white in skin, will never sounds like a white from the West, nor does a Zulu brother, though African by origin, will never sound like a Yoruba man from West Africa even though they both may look alike. Please note that this not some idealism doctrine but a true reflection of Gods expectation for those who are his followers. There is something unique about culture good or bad that reveal’s our identity no matter how hidden they are. What is born of the flesh will always produce or carry the identity of earth dwellers and what is born of the Spirit is design to carry and produce after God. It is so easy to identity where someone comes from just by listening to them speak without any formal identification. One of the baggiest problems in the church is that those of us who claimed to be born of God find its extremely difficult to manifest the fruit of our rebirth nature. This is a huge spiritual challenge that needs an urgent answer.

The cult living amongst the people of God

August 9th 2011

There is a powerful cult disguising as members of the body of Christ today. This cult uses scriptures {the word of God} to lie and deceive the uncultured in the way of God’s kingdom truth. Many have fallen into the trap of this cult, in their lust for unbalanced spiritual diet. Our faith and service to God Almighty is precisely located within the character nature of Christ Jesus who is our pattern. The power of deception lays in 99.9% truth with 1 % error. Gal 5:9 A little leaven (a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump [it perverts the whole conception of faith or misleads the whole church] AMP

The reality of true spirituality is to replicate Christ through the fruit of your regenerated spirit on a daily lifestyle. Meaning, every sector of your biology and psychology must realign to Gods way, truth and life. You cannot have one part of you saved while other parts are in rebellion to Gods blueprint. To merely desire or even pursue ‘a Christian faith’ without a clear understanding of what God is regenerating and restring in you will lead to faith to falsehood. Christ, THE TRUTH remains the anchor of your faith and not some scripture merely occupying your unregenerated soul. This truth most be engraved within the mind of your spirit or else you will undoubtedly venerable to be attraction of this false cult. The day has come for you and me to reexamine our foundation if we are still in the faith or just going through Christian ritualism.

1 John 2:18-21

Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.   21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. NKJV

The ministry of sanctification

August 4th 2011 

1 Thess 5:23-24

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. NIV

Have you ever wakeup from a deep sleep with a scripture scramming aloud over your ears? Well, this morning I woke up with this statement, “sanctity them by the truth for your word is truth”. This word is found in John 17:17. The plan of the enemy to use distraction to defile the Saints and ultimately cripple the advancement of the kingdom within them has never been so forceful. If there have ever being a time when the level of immorality has occupied the center stage of human activity, is this present day.

 While I personally consider, the Lord is calling my attention to a new level of walk in the glorious ministry of sanctification that builds the pillars for immorality readiness. However, I do believe we are in a season characterized by utter falsehood. If the Body of Christ is determined to live up to Gods expectation for lasting reformation in this season, we truly need to appropriate scriptures John 17 :17 template of behavior.  The reality remains; both the strength and impact of our spiritual structure is undergird by your commitment to a lifestyle of soul purity. Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit through your corporation.

The more you allow him to impress his will and desire upon your heart, the more it becomes easy to walk in the fruit of his nature, which is better known as the fruit of the spirit. Sanctification is a core foundational teaching of the Christian faith, yet, it remains one of the list-understood because the Church is yet to fully comprehend the purpose of this ministry of perfection. In days of ignorance, shortsighted Christian leaders reduced this ministry of sanctification to legalism, which negatively affects the understating of the Christian faith. God is restoring clearer insight into the operating nature of his word across the globe. Sanctification via the truth is the gateway of truly experiencing the glorious inheritance of the saints called the divine nature God.

The Book Mathew chapter five, in the beatitude teachings of Christ, informs us that the blessing of a purified heart amidst falsehood is to see the Lord. What does it mean to see the Lord? it means those who chose to walk in the light by applying their to continual consecration through faith and obedience, enjoy the pleasure of participating in realities and activity of the Spirit. Such a person his invited to share in the deliberation and communion of those whose minds have been freed from earth’s gravitation.  There is no doubt; we are living in a highly sensual and toxic environment. Our society is infected with iniquity just like in the days of Noah. Everything in the earth is in rebellion to the values and principle of Gods kingdom.

The Holy Spirit is calling the attention of all believers, regardless of your present spiritual quest or position to a deeper sense of morality. While this present transition emphasis on the restoration of lost apostolic truth, the level of the depth of her purity will determine its impact. The nature of temptation flowing out in this season is directed towards the most vulnerable areas of personality. Character transformation remains the solid foundation to spiritual breakthrough. To the degree we become purified is to the level we walk and manifest nature of the last day glory. There has to be a new level of purity in other to know the next chapter of your spiritual journey. Purity of heart opens brings clear revelation of Gods intention.

It produces sanctified idea for innovation and creativity. While this may sound elementary to some, it remains the driver into the next frontier of kingdom purpose. Trying to manage your carnal attitude through good works or psychological therapy will only lead to more frustration. Trying to elevate gifts or other ability without practicing what the word of God say by living a pure life will get you nowhere.

Living and walking through the life of the Spirit requires that we first need to understand that the undivided word of God is the only cleaning detergent. Secondly, the present world philosophy is design to defile and corrupt no matter how innocent it may look. Therefore, living daily under the proceeding influence of the word of truth is not negotiable.  believers of Christ who have chosen to leave ‘the Egypt religious system’ should know that daily sanctify on the journey is required lest we make the same mistake the children of. Remember, it is the truth that sanctify and not your self-righteous believe system.


  Those who overcome the influence of self overcome the power of sin

July 7th 2011

With all the complex problems, bewildering the Church and the nations today, one might almost think there is no solution. Yet, when you put into perspective the root of these evils, you immediately see the solution. Deal with self.  Self-interest is the root of all sin. It was the gateway of the very first sin recorded in the Bible long before the creation of the first man in the Garden. When you and I start living a selfless life, we stop sinning against God, our Bodies and the people around us. No wonder, we instructed by the Lord to daily carry our cross and follow him. Carrying the cross puts a demand on the flesh to die. To die to the flesh is to live a life of the Spirit. One of the most practical ways of showing you truly love the Lord is by carrying and following the master wheresoever he desire to go.

Please Count the number of ‘I will’ in this scripture for you to see the importance of living a crucified life.   

Isa 14:12-15

12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.   14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” 15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. NIV

Here is a scripture that requires our meditation: Gal 5:26 Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another. AMP


25th of May 2011

Migrating to the next level

As the voice of spiritual transition gets louder and clearer, believers across the globe must realize that not migrating to the preferred placed of the Spirit certainly gives the enemy advantage.  The unfolding nature of Gods prophetic character requires that we recognize and accept that past definition of Christianity, vis-à-vis the charismatic movement, no longer carry nor represent the unfolding power of Gods kingdom truth in this new day. To hear the voice of the Spirit in this present season, you and I must be willing to journey down to river Jordan, where the authentic prophetic direction and mandate of the Holy Spirit is located. In the days of john the Baptist, men from all works of life traveled to the wilderness to hear and know the Lords requirement for their lives.  this is the day to seek Gods apostolic direction for your life and ministry. Do you know the present requirement of the Lord for your life and community or are still bound by charismatic religious activity? The challenge of hearing the voice of the Spirit in this new day demands we live our former spiritual place to a higher realm of divine capacity. As the stress of life increases, the depth of your staying power in the truth should increase at all levels. You must not allow your soul to be captured nor overwhelmed by the cloud of confusion and frustration eclipsing the hearts of mortals. It is time to turn your compass to the direction of the north side where your help {salvation} come from.

Matt 13:45-46

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. NIV


Friday 19th 2011

A new perception to divine timing

Seventy years of enslavement in Babylon is a whole lifetime for the soul to be convinced that freedom from the earth’s gravitation {bondage} is impossible. Yet, to a spiritual traveller, it is enough time to see the fulfillment of the Lord’s prophetic promise come to past over the destruction of Babylon. Four hundred and thirty years under the Egyptian bondage, is but a fraction of a moment before the Lord’s eyes. Divine timing and human calendar works towards the fulfillment of Gods plan. How we see and interpret divine intervention plays a key role in the concept of we understand spirituality.

Jeremiah 29:10-12

10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV

Your deliverance is equal to your level of trust and obedience to the Father’s will. Don’t get me wrong, deliverance is beyond a mere expelling of an evil spirit as we mostly think; true liberation is binding yourself to the father’s will and desire even when it means denying yourself of certain privileges.  Many are already free from demonic influences but their unregenerated soul remains rebellious in accepting the purposes of the Lord. You cannot cast out yourself but you can enroll yourself in the school of divine submission. Israel learnt to live in a world {Babylon} outside their ritualistic religious system for seventy year; enough time for them to know and accept what the Lord has planned for them as a kingdom of priest to other nations. During this period, we see some of the best-refined human personalities representing the values; principles and standard the Lord want the world to see. Wisdom demands all followers of Christ to upgrade their spiritual value system in this new day of the Spirit.

The enemy is as power to the level you recognize his authority to influence and control your life’s destiny. Do not get me wrong the enemy exists and he is still very powerful even as a fallen angle. His ability to manipulate, control and easily deceive even the best of Christians is astonishing. He is presently doing what he knows best; by trying to lure you and all creation from entering the glorious rest in Christ Jesus. To peddle or view the gospel of Christ as some kind of battle between God and Satan, is to have completely missed the whole essence of the gospel the kingdom, vis-à-vis the ministry of the covenant of redemption.  A demon-centered gospel blurs your revelational ability to know Christ-the messiah as the ultimate authority over all creation, including the Satan.

Eph 1:9-10

9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment-to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. NIV


The mystery of death!

5th of August 2010

John 12:24-26

24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.  25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.  NKJV

Today is not just a miracle but a glorious mystery of the Lords creation. Just imagine the birth of a new day, a day that has never been in existence.  Many yesterday long to see today but never did, some fought and struggled through the night, willing to pay any price just to be counted amongst the living but have crossed to the other side.  Imagine If the Lord had not wakened you up this morning, you certainly would not be reading this article; you would have been dead.  Death is a living reality very few people like talk about.

Different cultures and traditions carries this myth that if you starts talking death you may actually die. Death is an interesting subject when you consider it from the view of the word of God. What you believe is as good as how you live your life. The fear of death has kept many in bondage but when understanding according to the word of God starts pouring into the heart it becomes a clear fact that death must be embraced if life must be lived to its fullest.

Many believers have become so engrossed in the act of trying live to the point they have also missed the whole essence of existence. Can we actually live life the way its intended without understanding and embracing the partway of death?  Death is a passage to life! Death is the price every human must pay to enter the act of living. To avoid constructive discussion on the subject is to live in denial of your predestined future.

The issue here is not are you going to die but how the Lord will have you die. We are all giving the opportunity to choose how to die. Not going to die is a big lie but what death is designed to produce in your life should be greatest concern of a mortal.   You will agree with me that the only time we seem to talk or remind ourselves on this subject is when someone just passed away; in other words, people only get this sense of soberness when they lose a loved one and that give them few minutes or hour to think about how they are living their life.

Are you still entrapped in your past?

Part 2

Song 2:11-12

11 See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. 12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, NIV

Yesterday we spoke about breaking away from the hold of your past. We said you can’t live in your past and expect to have a successful and a glorious future. The possibilities of where you are can only be discovered when you are aware of the beauties the Lord has surround you with.  Meaning we only get to realize the best of people and places around us when the inner light of truth becomes turned on. Living within the darkness of your past only creates a sense of resentment, fear and doubt even   amongst those who have your best interest at heart.

Even if you find yourself at the king’s court with all the opportunities at your disposal, if you have not learned to break the attitude of past mental imprisonment, you will seldom notice what has placed before you in the palace. Your future lies within the context of the present opportunity to give up your past misfortune. This implies, to take advantage of your now moment opportunity, you must stop imagining the entrapments of your past.  Personalities are not only formed by habits, they are also designed to be active by accepting the opinions and action of others over your life.

The human imagination is of the most powerful gifts the Lord has endowed him with yet it can become his worst nightmare if not properly disciplined. Who you is not only defined by what you think but how you see the world around you. This becomes worsen as a Christian if the same viewpoint determines how you see God and his word.

Actually, the reoccurrence of the feeling of your past that brings bad memories are the images stored up in your imagination or is usually call your memory bank.  This memory bank releases certain chemicals reactions under certain real time events that trigger your sensory feelings{ brain} to react in certain way when events similar to your past occurs in and around you.  By learning to behave according to God’s word you are building new positive neurons {memory lines} while the old ones dies off.

The scripture above gives you deep insight into the new season of freedom, hope and laughter if you chose to see from the Lord perceptive. Solomon understood season and the challenging reality they post to man. Winter symbolized a period where you feel imprisoned, can’t move or do what you really desire to because of the very harsh weather.  Yet it remains part of the circle of human life. No matter how we pray not to have winter because its harsh feeling, it must come for life’s circle to be complete. Believe it or not winter has it good side just like the terrible challenges of our past has its ordained purpose.

Becoming positive in attitude is not something that happens magically as we would have love to happen. You have to decide what you want of life. You cannot allow the evil seed sown in your past to keep bearing fruits of unrighteousness in your present. You have to pullout every root of bitterness for Gods will and purpose to have the right round of bearing fruits. Remember that all Christ needs to do concerning this matter has been done; he’s only waiting for your choice to decide on what side you want to be.   The God designed future for your life only gets activated when you not only see your past through his view-lens, but also when you allow that dreadful past to be consumed through the newness of your regenerated spiritman. {2 5:17}

The Pain of the past is definitely real but the glory of what awaits you cannot be compared that past. The worldly philosophy of a ‘perfect new age culture’ has done so much damage to people’s outlook, that it’s becoming more difficult for people to understand the values of love, forgiveness and mercy.  This false culture does not give room for humans to be real even in situation that dehumanized them. This new age culture makes them feel rejected and useless to the point of seeking some kind of reprisal.

Revenge in the name of justice has been used by the enemy to create very bitterness in the hearts of humans including Christian who ought to know better. Depression and other forms of emotional resentment diseases are very high amongst adolescents and young adult the US, Europe and South Africa. Billions of US dollar are annually been channeled to anti-depressant drugs.

As much as we should allow legislative justice to take her course in dealing with the matters, we also should remind ourselves that we have the power to let go of issues that are keeping us in bondage. The lord has given us the grace to break away from the past. See what the Lord is doing through where you are now and his word we strengthen your heart and mind to remind in his live. Holding unto things the Lord desire to handle is basically allowing the enemy to keep robbing you of joy and rest part of the fruit of the spirit.

Concept to apostolic Christianity

and the ministry of the Holy Spirit

Today’s word of meditation

16-07-2010

scripture:John 16:12-15

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. NIV

Introduction

The book of Acts of the Apostles gives a profound picture of the life, nature and ministry of the Spirit through ordinary men and women who pleaded allegiance to God’s redemptive and restorational purpose. This book like the book of revelation is highly misunderstood because of its one sided emphasis on miracles and power gifts. The overemphasizing of gifts rather than character and nature of the Spirit, in relating to fruit bearing has lead several out of the accurate apostolic pattern laid through the teachings and lives of those who paid the ultimate price to preserve the truth. Returning back to sound apostolic foundation will give the Body of Christ the right template to function and accelerate at the same time to kingdom lifestyle.

The heartbeat of the present ministry of the Holy Spirit is not one of performance Christianity but reforming mentality.   This book introduces present day Christianity to what the Spirit intends to do through us as we realign our inner structures and behaviors in conformity with that of Christ the pattern Son.  Acts chapter 1:1-8 we are given a brief background of the prophetic promise of the father in regards to the atmosphere, climate and culture of the type of society that will finally house and release his Spirit {life}. The function of the ministry of the Holy Spirit has been limited within the church view to remedial matters instead of dealing with issues that affect the course and destiny of nation. The redemptive and restorational purpose of God in our days is coming into clearer view and we must allow his Spirit to gain full right over our live so we can gain full place his using us to restore the earth back to the Father.

Stewardship, the foundation

Of apostolic concept of leadership

Continuation:

11-07-2010

The honor of leading God’s servants

To gain access into this realm of spiritual existence, you and I will have to go through the first and second level of our faith’s journey through the tabernacle. Commitment is the entrance door while faithfulness leads us into the holy place. Most leaders stop at the holy place of their journey while forgetting they have one more lap to go. The only place you can start gaining the true life of a steward is in the place of loyalty. You have lost all hidden interest to rape or take advantage of what is committed under your leadership. Your perception to the anointing and glory of ministry becomes redefined through the elevated sight of stewardship.

Those designed to carry the honor of leading the servants {leaders} of God in this end time ministry are those who have left the position of trying to be committed and faithful concerning the demand of the Spirit. Their entire live is completely sold out to seeing the will and desire of the kingdom become manifest in their world. They are not into ministry leadership to take advantage of God’s children; they are ready to spend and be spent on the altar of sacrifice. Their mission is gone beyond using spiritual gift to empress followers, they have come to the place of death to every self hidden glory.

The scripture above gives clear insight and direction toward the kind of quality of men and women the Lord is searching for in this season. The first point alighted through the voice of the master himself is that faithfulness goes alongside with wisdom. The glory of the apostolic which is wisdom is reinforced through ones commitment to faithfulness. Like I have earlier said, it’s not enough to just do {build} things, the heart condition places a major rule in the dimension of faithfulness. There is no doubt, the Church of the Lord is sustained and developed through the accurate leadership quality.

To carry out any major spiritual mission the first thing the Lord does is to find who is worthy of the mission. Leadership is the bedrock of kingdom advance. The Lord is very particular about the type of people that will represent his purpose on earth. We saw how meticulous the Lord was when he sent his prophet to anoint the next leader of Israel in the house of Jess. Though the best of his sons were paraded but none of them were chosen except the one not invited to the party. The Lord will not jeopardize his mission by assuming leadership. Leadership is a major issue in the heart of the Father and he takes careful time to prepare and groom his chosen man or woman.

For some to suggest the last day move of the Spirit don’t need human leadership structure because it is the season of the Holy Spirit is not only heretic but a complete misrepresentation of the entire principle of the Church ministry. Right from the beginning of the creation of man we’ve seen the Lord used mortal men in leading his purposes and desire to the next frontier. Even after the fall the Lord did not to calling and training men for his use. To desire to be use of God but not willing to submit under set leadership is unscriptural and not be stop. God’s Spirit uses ordinary people who have submitted themselves to the apostolic leadership of put in place. However we’ve also seen the complete abuse of leadership authority and power in the church for the past two decades, and I do believe this account to one of the reasons why many today have become skeptic of so called men of God.

The issue of balancing of leadership in the body of Christ needs to be accurately taught so that people are not unduly taken advantage of all in the many of being spiritual. Christians need to realize that leaders in the Church no matter how anointed they seem are still fallible. The Priest according to Hebrews chapter 5 is to be chosen from his nativity. No priest is allowed to be imported; he must be a known people from the community he grow up. This is strategic for several reasons; one he can’t boast that it’s his superiority of character that got him the position, it’s all God’s grace.  Neither can they people deny the power of lifestyle manifesting through his priesthood as he represents the community before the Lord. This principle is designed to entice the people out of their false lifestyle into the right pattern of living.

Stewardship the foundation

Of apostolic leadership

Continuation:

09-07-2010

Pathway to Christian service

One of the qualities of leadership and Christian service is the ability to commit oneself to faithfulness even when it’s not convenient. Faithfulness and loyalty under immersed pressure attracts spiritual reward. The value of true leadership is not what is done under supervision but bringing to pass the task at hand even when you are not seen. Loyalty is faithfulness and commitment added together. Many have tried to be committed but under great pressure they back down. While others have passed the point of merely been committed in their duties because they understood the reward ahead, so they will do anything through their share ability not to seen uncommitted.  To the degree of your commitment to in the worlds system is to the degree you are rewarded even if your commitment is toward something diabolica

Pressing beyond faithfulness

Numbers 12:6-8

When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions; I speak to him in dreams. 7 But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house.  8 With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” NIV

Here we see again God making a clear distinction of the quality of his servants. There is no doubt of the high standard and quality demanded of anyone who is going to be God’s spokes man. The ministry of the prophet is one of the most complex offices of the five ascended ministries anyone can attain. Seasons upon seasons to be groomed as one, yet the Lord made it clear that even the prophetic ministry is limited to the kind of grace and calling upon the life of Moses. Moses was more than a prophet. The kind of relationship the Lord had with him surpassed all his predecessors.

He was a man of God’s presence. The Lord spoke with him face to face; it has never been seen in human history that the almighty spoke to a mortal face to face.  What a moment Moses had with the Father!  Moses was faithful in his entire house. He knew what he was called to do and the administrative resource and capacity within the people he was sent to lead was employed without insecurity.  Fear and insecurity in the call and grace upon our lives is what makes most time behave in an improper way to our brothers. The position of faithfulness pushes you from depending on your strength and ability to Gods inner guiding voice.

When you move pass commitment into the realm of being faithful the whole demand and process of your spiritual structure {life} changes. You can’t be faithful without doing the right thing with the right motive. At this point you are not merely rewarded for your duties but for the quality of heart you employ in the doing.  Faithfulness requires your faith in action, your trust in position, your obedience to the voice of the master continually, encouragement to those you are called to lead, resilient and determination to keep fighting even when it’s like you are about to fail the war. These are some of the characters of faithfulness which proceeds on to lay the foundation of the third dimension of true leadership quality called loyalty. This is the beginning of the journey to what we can call ascended spiritual stewardship {leadership}

The life’s quality of loyalty surpasses the beauty of both the ministry of commitment and faithfulness. It’s a quality of leadership that lives in the world of its own. Nothing can be compare to a heart fully loyal to the Father’s command. Loyalty surpasses what you do, it is who you are! This is the point where many iconic leaders in the bible made their mark. Unfortunately very few leaders in our time comprehend the value and glory behind loyalty. Loyalty does not reward what a person sees and approves, rather it the heart that followers the precise pattern and direction of the Spirit no matter how insignificant it may look to the ordinary eyes!

Platform for the next generation of leadership

Leaders make leadership-the position. Leadership is an act that can be imparted through highly disciplined training and great things can be achieved but even this does not qualify anyone to be a leader. When you study history and scripture you’ll understand what I am trying to convey. The best of the best brain in leadership have turned to become the worst dictators ever lived because the philosophy or template of their leadership was accurately positioned.  You might have understudied a greater great leaders even our lord Jesus Christ without capturing the very life and Spirit of his leadership. Nobody can teach you to be a leader; you can be well informed on the various disciplines and strategic of effective leadership. The ministry of a leader is completely different from that of leading; when you know what to say, how to say it, who to say it to, you can successfully practice leadership.

To be a leader you need to be imparted with the Spirit of truth which then guides you through the three main stages of leadership maturity. These stages are commitment, faithfulness and loyalty.  The third dimension is where the revelation of the life and nature of Christ starts gaining expressing through your lifestyle. This is not about what people see you do, it all about magnifying Christ Spirit through the ministry given to you. Your entire being at this point reflects the both the beauty and authority of a born leader. You must be born-again to display this quality of leadership.  This is what Moses, Joseph, David, Daniel Jesus all reflected to their generation. The need is not what makes them leaders but who they are from within.   They don’t need the title or position to function as one they have been born again to leader!

Stewardship the foundation

Of apostolic leadership

Today’s word of meditation

08-07-2010

Matt 24:45-51

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NIV

Stewardship is defined as the ability to manage another person’s property, finance or household. Scriptures like this immediately call ones attention to re-evaluate how we’ve been   managing God’s resources and household. It is so easy for those who are not in what could be termed as front-line leaders to quickly exempt themselves from scripture like this.  But you should understand the scripture refers to your body as the house [temple} of God. This is to say that accurate stewardship starts with how you lead yourself. You can’t exempt leadership from self governance. The true is the type of leadership that will make great impact in the community starts from one’s ability to manage yourself. This includes your attitude, emotions dreams relationships.  Stewardship starts with internal government.

To the sooner you realize that leadership is given to change your own live and not necessary the people, you will continue to abuse your position.  Accountability to inner dealings of the Spirit helps a great deal to lead others in fairness and love. How much times have we displayed the very same attitude of this wicked servant who totally forgot he was chosen as steward over the household of his master. Abusing or misusing the power, authority or other resources within our disposal in a sign of immaturity.

In the next few days we shall be looking into the concept of stewardship and apostolic leadership and the scripture above will be the foundation pattern of this journey.

This day calls for a new re-appraiser of our commitment and faithfulness towards that which the Spirit has committed into our hands. Firstly, it should be clear that there is a household- realm of life we’ve been called to function as individual or as the corporate body of Christ. Understanding our hierarchies and marching order within the context of the present move of the Spirit is highly crucial to the success of our mission. Grace and anointing are given for various assignments that only get to function properly as we corporately realize our interconnections to each other’s spirituality.

We’ve been put in charge of various important posts that demand the right spirit and {character} attitude in using them to achieve the desired plan of the Father. Misplaced priority has caused unnecessary pain within the Body of Christ and I do believe that as we start correcting the wrong view to leadership in regards to stewardship we shall advance the kingdom of God in the earth.

A wrong perception of leadership position becomes detrimental to the people we are called to lead or influence for God. When we fail to realize that what we presently have no matter how small or large belongs to God we give the enemy room to snick into our heart by sawing the seed of pride. Do we know that we’ve been called into the ministry of stewardship? Do we understand we are going to give account of the resources placed in our care?

It is wisdom not to forget to regularly remind ourselves that we are the Lords steward and we’ve been given lives, time, money family, ministry and relationship and other thing to manage on behalf of God. First it’s important to reestablish the fact that whatever resource is in our possession belongs to the kingdom o God and how we use those resources both human and capital is highly important to God.

today’s word of meditation

A Cry for Help

Psalm 12:1-2

HELP, LORD! For principled and godly people are here no more; faithfulness and the faithful vanish from among the sons of men.

2 To his neighbor each one speaks words without use or worth or truth; with flattering lips and double heart [deceitfully] they speak. AMP

This psalm of David captures the present spiritual climate and atmosphere of the church all across the globe. The love for lie and deception is growing in the heart of people who were once lover of the gospel of the truth. The concept of righteousness and justice as the core foundation of what Christianity stands for is getting weaker on a daily basis. The values of Commitment, faithfulness and loyalty as the principle and culture of the believers faith are literally being exchanged and rejected for falsehood. David in his days faced the same challenge to the point where it almost becomes impossible for him to find a person who has the same kind of value system and passion for the things of the Sprit. Mind you, one of the things that qualified David as a man of God was his love and commitment to the truth. The scripture testify how the Lord found David as a man after his own heart. What is the heart of God made of? His heart is made of the purest of truth. The Spirit of God is the Spirit of the truth. truth is not just saying the right thing but incarnating the right thing through the power of lifestyle. This was the cry of David when he discerned that people are no longer seeking the pathway of justice and equity as the foundation of their live. He stood amazed how his own brethren could allow deception to rule their heart. He search for one who stand for righteousness but could hardly find so be began crying {moaning} for the spiritual condition of his nation. In season where truth has fallen to the ground and nobody seem to care what most we do? Let us see how Isaiah saw this same issue in his days where deception and flattering lips are the only options men desire to thrive in.

Isa 59:12-15 2 For our offenses are many in your sight, and our sins testify against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:  13 rebellion and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs on our God, fomenting oppression and revolt, uttering lies our hearts have conceived.  14 So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.  15 Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. NIV

This season requires all believers and intercessors of truth to start crying for the help of God so that the godly don’t get swallowed up in this river of falsehood.  A mindset of don’t tell the truth so you won’t be disliked or be rejected of provision by so called fellow brethren is gaining ground in the body of Christ. Many have losing their relationship with God because their eyes are on people instead on God. When you make man your source you can’t but compromise your stand of the faith you once received.

Those who stand for the truth without compromise are the tagged for rejection and persecuted, yet we know the scripture declared, you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. Could it be that most Christian have allowed the spirit of bondage back into their lives, ministry and families because they are unwilling to maintain their pathway of the truth? This is a question for someone out there to answer. In the beatitudes, Christ declared blessed are they who morns for they shall be comforted. Do you want lasting spiritual comfort? Then start asking the Lord to grant you the eyes to see and the heart to be burdened in intercession concerning the condition of his loved Church.

Today’s word of meditation

24-05-2010

Issues of the kingdom of God

It is good to be alive this beautiful morning. I have deliberately not posted any new article on the blog for awhile now. This is not because there are not message to post but because i have been waiting on the Lord to give the next direction on what he desire to communicate to you. Although i am still working on this particular message on the issue of the kingdom, i felt obligated to post this introduction.

As people truly desire to please the Father in issues of his kingdom purpose, we must constantly check our heart to see if we are still in alignment with the Lords pleasure, lest we move from the position of rest to law. As much as I’ll like to post daily message on the blog, we must remind ourselves not to become religious in this act of service. The scripture says, to as many that are led by the Spirit of God are the Sons of God. We desire to maintain this position of sonship in our daily experience.

Kingdom definition:

It is a state or people ruled by a kingdom or queen. The kingdom could also be defined as a sphere {realm, domain or area} of activity in which a particular thing is thought to dominate, further more: the kingdom could be defined as the dominant position of an ideology. Therefore, the kingdom of God is a state or group of people who have willing allowed the rulership of Christ to override their will, desire and interest in all things.

Revelation 11:15 “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.” NIV

Introduction

Mark 1:14-15

14 Now after John was arrested and put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God,

15 And saying, The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled (completed), and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ( have a change of mind which issues in regret for past sins and in change of conduct for the better) and believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to) the good news (the Gospel). AMP

One of the most important subjects on biblical truth is based on the issue of the kingdom of God. Sadly to say, it is also one of the most misunderstood and miss represented teaching in the Body of Christ. Many have preached and aught that which sound and looks like the message of the kingdom of God but alas they are not.

This is due to the lack precise revelational apostolic foundation within the lives of many. There is a growing pain and concern in the heart of those apprehended by the ministry of truth to stop and correct this deceptive messages been peddled in most part of the Body of Christ as the principles of kingdom.

One of the key subjects of the Bible from the time of the fallen of the first Adam to the book of revelation is edged on how man can legally find his way back into the kingdom of God. Many have tried different mean and methods to enter the kingdom, yet have failed because they tried to come in through the back door. Jesus called such people thieves.

John 10:7-9

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. NKJV

The issue of man trying to force his way into the kingdom has been from the very beginning. Remember the tower of Babel? The whole essence of the alliance to build a tower is to basically reach God. That sounds like a noble thing to do but when we carefully study the context of the building project one suddenly realises the selfish interest. “They say let us build a tower to reach God”. The principles and protocol of approaching God and his kingdom will be negotiated no matter how religious it may look.

We shall be considering some of the issue in this passage that will help us have a clearer understanding of the mind of the Lord as regards the manifestation of his kingdom. Due to this lack of basic foundational understanding of the purpose of redemption and the principle of regeneration, many spiritual leaders have downplayed the salvational demand and requirements of entering the kingdom. This is one of the most deadly religious humanistic spirits that has take control of the minds of majority today called the Body of Christ.

Today’s word of meditation

13-05-2010

Keep watch

Matt 24:42-44

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. NIV

As we advance in the prophetic season of the Church’s maturity, in becoming what she has been destined and designed to manifest as the ambassador {representative} of Gods kingdom on the earth; several spiritual issues needs to be put into proper perspective as priority to accurate development and dvancement of the last day Church.

The present cry of the Spirit calls for all believers to upgrade they’re understanding faculty in order to know by revelation the root and nature of the present darkness covering earth {the human Soul}. Only those who have receive the ears to hear and the eyes to see the Lord’s will and the present weapon of wisdom, will be competent enough to stand in the present day spiritual warfare.  Behold the battle is getting more in tensed as the day goes by.  Only those with the blue-print of the battle will prepare the city {the Church} for war ahead. Now is the time to march to the field of governmental strength for the days ahead.

Behold the Ark of the Lord has been brought to the battle field with great noise and shout, yet we have lost the war because of the iniquity and blindness of the prophets, priest and shepherd of Israel.  The Ark will not return again to the people of the Lord until the death of King Saul, the scepter of authority must come from one whose heart is after the Lords presence and will; a new day will be birth when King David takes his rightful place on the throne of Israel. The one who will pay the price in intercession for the restoration of the presence {Ark} of the Lord will bring peace and joy the nation of the world.

As kingdom based intercessor, the Lord demands that we spend time in the place of his knowledge and revelation, as the line between right and wrong gets more blur by the blindness of religion and humanistic philosophy today. The leaders of world are increasingly loosing the battle for moral transformation due to their blindness and rejection to the Lord’s order of transformation. The have forgotten that only him-the creator can fix the issues of human depravity.

A weakened hand brings defeat to the camp;

The prince of the air has continually polluted the vision of leaders and follower of men, to speak what God is not saying to his Church and the nation; the lack of right order and capacity in spiritual warfare has brought weakness to the hands{authority} of Moses by the ministry of Aaron and Hur.  The AMALAKITES have continued to defeat the army of the Lord due to this weak priesthood and authority. When we allow the hands of Church leaders to grow weary by the distraction of mammon and self empire building, the sheep of the lord suffers a great deal! When seduction and lies becomes the defining and motivating factor of our prophetic ministry and proclamation, then its obvious that intercessors have completely letdown their guard at the watchtowers.

The walls and the gates of Jerusalem is still burnt down without security. The Sanballat and Tobiar’s who are foreigners have continued in their harassment of the children of Israel. Who will rebuild the walls of Jerusalem? Who will rebuild the burnt gates? Where are those who can see into the burden of the Father’s heart for the state of the city?   Who will gather the scattered children of Israel again? Who will rebuild the army of the chosen people of the Lord? Is there no one in the city with sight and vision to see the state of the Church?

Is there no leader amongst the remnants tribe to mobilize intercessor {builders} for the reconciliation and reconstruction of the city once loved and praised my all nation? How have we fallen! Who then will send a massage to the Nehemiah’s of this world, to come with kingdom sight, capacity and strategy to rebuild the heritage of the Lord before she is completely ruined without remedy?  The reformation and restorational move of the house of praise is solely dependant on the capacity to strategically dispossess the activity of the prince of the air over the territories of our communities and nation of the world.

The success of our intercessory activity is based on the transformation of the atmosphere and accurate access of the present word of the Lord over Churches and families. When people in the house of the Lord begin to hear the voice of the Lord from a new order of spiritual revelation and understand, when the eyes of people suddenly begin to see the salvation of the Lord, we kingdom order and government is restored back to the home front, then we can say we have intercessors that are effective in the Lords mandate for global impact and reformation.

Developing sight for fresh capacity in intercession;

The season ahead of us demand that we press deeper into the realms of spiritual purity, maturity and manhood. This concept of kingdom based progressive truth will ultimately determine what the Lord will reveal and release into our vessels as, his agent of global reformation. To accept and walk in the perfect will of the Father is no longer an option for any true mountain dwellers {intercessor}, seeking not just to hear his voice but to also see him in his full glory.

Psalm 25:12-15. it high time we leave the realm of spiritual average and convenience, to the place of divine migration, impregnation and sacrifice for the real purpose of God in our various assigned gatepost. So many intercessors dues to the pleasures of life and deceitfulness of riches, have left their assigned duties as watchmen and town criers.

This has left the Church and our city open and vulnerable to attacks and invasions of demonic and satanic system over the live of our people. We need to repent and report back to our duty post in the place of persistence prayer and intercession for complete deliverance.

Today’s word of meditation

12-05-2010

Extract from the book,

Rediscovering Salvation

By:

By Isaiah-Phillips .A

Its been almost a week plus of struggling with our Internet connectivity. We do apologies for the setback.

Considering the ongoing leadership and political transition in UK and other parts of the world, I felt it will be just right to look into this with the  hope of getting spiritual clarity concerning the what is truly happening. i felt this few thought extracted from the book, rediscovering Salvation gives some perspective from kingdom view. knowledge is powerful especially when you get the right one.

Beyond kingdom knowledge

The battle of the last day will be one based on the foundation of what is defined to be knowledge. The heart of all forms of deception is built on half truth. Many will be deceived because they don’t have a true clear knowledge {reality} of what they claim to have believed. How many today are already deceived in both the small and the so called mega denominations due to the lack of exposure to the complete revelation truth of the gospel.

When the gospel is defragmented and classified into different value standards and belief systems, we have given the enemy a foothold into the community of the Body of Christ to destroy the people of the Lord at will. The foundation and source of all forms of knowledge including the Christian faith must be clear in all ramifications to all believers, lest we get deceived and entangled in the act of this present delusion.

The foundation of today’s world knowledge is basically built on the advancement of Greek methodology and philosophy. These are hypotheses and theories built on the principles of relativity, they are inconsistent and subject to change under pressure, and we’re already seeing some of this concept of thought is failing the socio-economic condition of nations. The challenge of fixing the highly complex global issues lies with first fixing the deformity of the human heart.

The perversion of Adam’s knowledge in the garden became the foundation of man’s doom, regaining the seat of true knowledge and wisdom within man will ultimately set the stage for his deliverance and the restoration of all things.

Man needs to be fixed and not the society! The problem with government and private institutions, including some parts of Christian denominations is the false acceptance of well seated {ignorance} darkness as their operating system in relating and dealing with issues and the society in general. When the lack of knowledge {of God} becomes the accepted template of operation what do you expect as a result? Many today within the Church circle are sitting with a concept of theoretical and theological knowledge, mixed with a highly religious metaphysics idea of faith.

The knowledge of kingdom gospel must journey beyond the expression of mere polished Pentecostal or Apostolic rhetoric’s or lingo, as it is seen today in major parts of the Body of Christ, to the realm of a well balanced spiritual doctrine and reality, built on a foundation of Christ’s revelational experience. The imprint of a well balanced apostolic orientational understanding will ultimately prepare you and me for the coming seasons of global trial and persecution of our faith. The day for accurate appearance of son’s of God is here and we need to start Re-examining the footing and foundation of what we defined to be salvation.

Apostolic patterns, strategies, values and understanding of the Spirit and nature of Christ must be sought for thoroughly, through the spirit of humility in the word of God, in order to precisely drive the present emphasis of the Spirit into that which is before us.

This is the time we need to invest into our individual and corporate capacities to grow and build unto divine proficient and effective living as we advance to the preferred day of kingdom manifestation. To not know and grow in the understanding of the voice and direction of the Spirit in leading to the place of divine approval, certainly will cost you and me a great deal as there are already voices out there mimicking the voice of the Spirit of truth. This season calls for a quick awakening of the inner man in response to the demand of the times. Spiritual development is going to become more and more difficult to attain because of the increase activity of the works of the flesh. Genesis 27:22-24.

Todays word of meditation

07-05-2010

A new lifestyle in Babylon!

Hi everyone, I felt I should share this extract from the book ‘the call of his harvest.

The issues of salvation are still very much paramount to the heart of the Father in this season. We hope to continue to bring as much resource that can help us have clearer understood concerning this issue.

The call of his harvest is written

by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

A new lifestyle in Babylon!

The consciousness of our salvation should constantly probe and purge our hearts and minds of the seductive influence of the lifestyles of Egypt and Babylon which are the core operating system of the present world order. The three Hebrew children and Daniel knew and understood quit well their unique Kingdom identity from the rest of the society they found themselves in.

They understood the consequences of pollution and defilement; hence they choose water and vegetable as their diet in place of the king’s delicacy that will eventually defile them, and consequently rob them of their priesthood unto God. This is one major principle and challenge of true salvation.

The grace and ability not to get entangled with the systems and patterns of the world we live in becomes a major key for advancement in true kingdom salvation as we trade in the market place. True and thoroughgoing salvation enables us to still be able to live and transact our daily businesses with the world without compromise or fear of pollution.

This is a major weapon the present day Church needs to be able to reform her world to that of Christ nature and character. This we cannot truly say about our present generation of believers. The understanding of the holy seed within our hearts is the very revelation of separation and preservation from iniquity.

The spiritual consciousness of who we are and what we are made of should become our deepest search in this season when the heavens are more eager than at any other time, to enable us function as sons of God. It is also a period that many have lost their focus and spiritual enthusiasm in their journey to Zion, the place of destiny!

The principle of the seed of the word within our heart must constantly be put to work in our transaction with Babylon. No one on his own wisdom or ability can face for a day, the pressure and power of the sin nature (without the working of the authority of the words of life, working within the operating system of such person.) Until your nature is completely entwined with the life of the Son of God, you are no march for the enemy

Developing the revelation of Christ;

It is highly important that I make it clear again that the revelation of Christ must be the focus of any person who claims to have received the gift of redemption. The true reality of Kingdom harvest will eventually be the perfection {maturing} of the seed of life implanted in every person. If we don’t have inner dealing and strength to fight and challenge all the wrong foundational mindset; there cannot be a true outward transformation.

I believe that salvation is an individual encounter with God’s mercy and grace to the person who has completely come to the end of his own life and ways. The acceptance of Christ into such a life leaves a lasting experience of God’s love and truth in the heart. Our salvation cannot be complete without the letting go of our will and desires for His own!

This is where the major work of spiritual maturity resides. As long as our own wills, desires and passions are still active and alive in our daily choices and decisions, we still remain limited in the authority and life of the Kingdom. God only walks with people who have embraced the cross of his Son in their daily walk. The cross is a reality we all need to embrace afresh if we must access the fullness of grace, Kingdom power and authority.

Today’s word of meditation

04-05-2010

Continuation on the principles and laws that ought to govern your life as a Christian

How do you find principle and laws that governs your life and destiny?

You first need to prioritize you time for personal development. Time is the only factor that determines your output or outcome in life. Your success or failure will be determined by how you spend your time! When this is becomes clear, what matter to everybody may may not matter to you because you’ve discovered your life’s priority.  You know that time is only given to in fulfillment of your assigned destiny. .

Eccl 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. NIV

You need to develop and devotional lifestyle that can give you the opportunity to know what the Lord is doing at on daily basis. What do I mean? I am aware of how today’s ‘fast line society’ has conditioned the minds of millions to follow routine that may not necessarily bring the desired development and advancement. Without been proactive in your daily life you might end up doing things you were designed for.

One would have assumed that the available 21st century technologies would have greatly improved the Sense of {time} management and development but the reverse is the cases.  The human life is becoming more and more complex with very little time to handle them. The desire for accelerated human development has continually left us deficient in our drive for spiritual and emotional liberation. The values that ought to hold family and society together are constantly bombarded by desire to climb the corporate ladder.

Our quest and passion to want to succeed at any cost has turned us to become enemies of our self, family and community. Something is definitely wrong with our perception of success! To be able to survive this madness, you and I need another system of living life that operates from a superior realm of existence that earthly gravity can’t stop.

Only the principle and laws of Gods word can beat the laws of Egypt and Babylon, when you learn to take time to know how they function and operate. Meaning you must first free yourself and family from the control of the world system. You need to dedicate your life and household to God ordained plan and purpose. Before you step out to do anything, you know that you have to consult with your maker for his approval. Only when you understand these laws of the kingdom can you have an accurate devotional life of true freedom. Prayer and meditation are great tools in your spiritual work. You need to be in the right frame of mind for your daily activity so that you can be productive and effective.

You must develop an accurate informative attitude;

The scripture says buy the truth and sell it not. What does that mean? You need to invest in anything that will help you develop spiritual capacity. This can come inform of getting materials that can accurately information and develop you. Revelations most time come because there is a foundation of spiritual interest. Information is the building block to your spiritual maturity.

You’ll become like the man who was informed by the word and went to use that information by building his house on a rocky. Its not enough to hear the right word, what you do with what you’ve had is what qualifies you as a man or woman of great wisdom. The Father’s desire for all His children is for them to become practitioners of his proceeding word. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of God.

Paying the price for your growth:

You must move with people of great substance who can add value and capacity to your spiritual journey. When you move with people who are not interested in spiritual development you tend to also lack behind in your pursuit for regaining your lost spiritual identity.

Do you know that Friends influence?  The kind of friends you keep predetermines the kind future you going to have. It’s no use complaining about your friends or companions when you know that they have nothing significant to offer you in context to your development in life. Therefore if you truly desire to mature in a way that will enhance your purpose and destiny in life you must move with those who can motivate your passion towards your destiny.

You want to marry someone who can encourage and motivate you in your God given assignment, not someone who is ever complaining about going to Church or programs that could enhance your level of knowledge in spiritual things.  It is highly important that when you meet people, you need to know that you’re also meeting all the persons past woes, hatred, pain, confusions, frustrations doubts, love, forgiveness or un-forgiveness. How you related to these realities can either build you or destroy you

Therefore, has kingdom based Christians, you need to see beyond people’s faces, you must develop the capacity to discern the hearts rather than judge by mere face value.   Allow the Spirit of the living God to grow your spirit, so that he can guide your decisions and actions. Young people are frustrated today due to the lack of accurate spirit of discernment.

We need to start teaching about the nature and life of the Spirit in accordance to the present emphasis of the present prophetic mandate of the Lord. Only those who have learned to be led by their regenerated spirit can survive the attack of hell in these last days. Are you ready to step into your purpose and destiny?  If your answer is yes, then, you need to start learning the laws, principles and patterns that defines your victory and success in life.

Today’s’ word of meditation

03-05-2010

Seeking to discover the truth for yourself

We concluded last week Friday’s teaching on a clear note that we can’t depend on what we receive in our weekly fellowship if we are going to come into a day of spiritual maturity. In as much as we are encouraged to discharge our spiritual obligation of corporate worship and fellowship, we can’t depend on a four to five hours commercialized fellowship a week and expect to be a breakthrough believer.

Passion and unending desire for the things of the Spirit is the womb of birthing your destiny. How badly do you desire God? Dr Mark Hanby, in one of his messages made this state this “until you desire God more than a sinner desire sin, you can’t have the fullness of God” There is a present famine of Gods proceeding word today in the church of the living God; people go to their different Church meeting and all they hear is the same recycled message preached ten years ago. Leader and pastors have refused to challenge themselves to press into the present wave of the Spirit, they are afraid that all they’ve build will collapse, so, they live things the way they are.    Any leader who refuses to change, develop and migrate into the present prophetic apostolic demand of the Lord in this season will have themselves to blame when their so called sheep start looking for grass where its greener.

You will continue to live at the mercy of circumstances until you learn to take charge of your own journey into searching and finding the laws and principle that defines and guide your breakthrough according to Gods purpose. What you don’t know by experience {revelation of truth} cannot respond to your command, no matter how religious you might be or sound; challenges and problems don’t respond to your feeling, screaming or even intellectual knowledge; the complex challenges of life only respond to your revealtional knowledge of Christ, which give you the key to handling issues. It’s time you get up and get studying to show yourself approved unto God a work man that need not to be ashamed, but rightly dividing the word of truth.

Getting your priority right; learning from marry Luke 10:38-11:1

38 Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house.

39 And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching.

40 But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!

41 But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;

42 There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her. AMP

I’ll like to ask you this question, how much of the word have you personally experienced in regards to the prophetic promises of God for your life, family and community? If you cannot boldly answer this simple question, then, it’s high time to do just exactly what Marry did when Jesus visited her house.

The scripture said she sat at the feet of the master to learn all she needs to know and understand about the revelation of Lord and her own destiny.  Sometimes we get to carried away with trying to serve the Lord without knowing and having a personal {experiential} revelation of him for our self. How do we offer to people what we have not tasted for ourselves first? Its time you stop every other activity and allow God to take his central place in your heart and mind. Allow Christ to be formed in you in order to be positioned to transform others around you.

It’s time to break yourself loose from the invisible system of {Egypt and Babylon} bondage, controlling, manipulating and determining your response to life. You need to deliver yourself from the opinion of men and church tradition; legalism will only put you in bondage just like the Pharisees tried to box {confine} Christ during his earthly ministry to the Mosaic Law. God cannot be boxed! You need to start discovering God’s will and purpose for yourself before you can be of great benefit to either your own live, the Church, the community, your family and generation.

Pressing to the realm of discovering your true image in Christ is vital to your purpose or mission to life. its highly important you don’t have a false agenda to seeking God. Countless number of so called Christians today is only in Church basically to gain spiritual knowledge or power for selfish reason. They are not seeking for truth because they desire to be free and regain their lost spiritual identity.

Your reasoning for searching for truth needs to be crystal clear. Millions through false leadership are merely seekers for revelation {not truth} only to preach and leverage themselves with other Christian brethren. They are not seeking the truth because they are truly hungry for Christ nature and character to be formed in them, their failure and insecurity in the world has pushed them to sound a look like a good Christian while they are only pretending. They need something or someone to leverage themselves so they can be accepted by the church or the general society. This kind of false mindset is highly dangerous to the Boy of Christ, especially those who are still immature.

Today’s word of meditation

30-04-2010

Discovering the laws and principles that govern our lives;

  • Prov 25:2

2 It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them. NLT

  • Col 1:9-10

9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. NIV

How you see spiritual things determines your level of spiritual engagement. Prayer is as a result of clear divine purpose and counsel of God. The place of divine interaction is a position of intelligence. The moment you set your mind to know the will of God, you’ve just enroll in spiritual school. Learning must become the attitude of a serious student.

The same principle that applies to educating the natural human faculty applies to spiritual re-discovery, development and maturity. The knowledge of God and his operations are governed by certain value system that must be carefully searched out, understood and properly put into application. The input of feeding on spiritual food {the bread of life}, which is the word of God, defines the outpour of revelation and wisdom we will appropriate. Too many people assume that spiritual knowledge comes by chance or religious activities.

The desire to move from where you are now must propel you to press into a dipper relationship with God in every aspect of your life. Coming to God is more than just becoming a religious person; coming to God brings you into the realm of total transformation of your thought and behavioral lifestyle which invariably positions you to become answer and solution to the ever growing challenges of human society.

Christians all over the world must realize the responsibility placed upon them through the power of {salvation} regeneration to emancipate their family and community from the powers of religion and spiritual {darkness} ignorance, salvation is the beginning of lasting deliverance! Meaning, anyone who truly desire to succeed and advance in their life must come via the rout of spiritual enlightenment.

This becomes possible when you sincerely submit to the guidance and instruction of the Holy Spirit. The more you yield to his directives, the more you internally change to the Lords requirement. Growing in the knowledge of truth is a major spiritual investment that requires our decisive focus and undivided attention especially in these last days.

In other to truly discover your calling and purpose in life you need without doubt to sit with the word in an attitude of continual learning and development until you find out the mind of the Father for your life, family and community. As you ready, study and meditate on the inherent word of life you’ll begin to discover the laws, principles the guides your access to the kingdom of God. The keys of David will be given to you and you’ll be able to bind and loose.  {Joshua 1:8}

These spiritual laws and principles needs to be continually set in motion every day of your life. When we live our lives outside the boundary of Gods inherent laws, we automatically give the enemy the control and right to determine and influence us in his own evil ways and pattern of living; but has long as you and I remain within the ambiance and circumference of kingdom rule and pattern, the enemy can’t manipulate or stop our advancement to that place of destiny.

It’s high time we know that we’ve been given all that it takes to grow, develop and mature in a way that we don’t need anyone to push us here and there by every wind of doctrine.  Your spiritual growth does not depend nor is it determined by human ideologies or philosophy. Those who depend on their pastor’s message or some other means to develop, without a lifestyle {attitude} of personally studying and discovering the voice of the Lord for themselves, will not be able to reach their full potential.

The message of your pastor or any other spiritual leader, be it a prophet or apostle is to help stimulate your passion to develop a relationship with your heavenly Father. True kingdom based mentorship should always point you to Christ and Christ alone! You can’t afford to depend on the message you only hear on Sundays and Tuesdays and expect to come into the day of perfection. Please consider these words a let Christ give you understanding as your enjoy your weekend in the presence of the Lord’s Spirit.

Today’s word of meditation

29-04-2010

Continuation

UNDERSTANDING BASIC LAWS AND PRINCIPLES THAT

GOVERNS SPIRITUAL INCREASE AND DEVELOPMENT

Finding your identity in the spirit:

Many are going through life without an iota idea of what life is all about from Gods perspective. They move as the wind of daily challenges directs them. To live in this kind of mindset is to have accepted defeat in your pattern of existence. One of the most wonderful gifts given to us is the word of God. The word gives us a glorious opportunity and ability discover not only what God did in the past, but also what He is presently doing in the now, which include your life and mine. Our breakthrough either in the spiritual realm or in the natural realities of life, even though these two dimensions are designed to be one, is based on certain educational skill and requirements.

Education is defined as the impartation or acquiring of knowledge through teaching or learning, especially at school or similar institution. The application of science today has greatly enhanced development and growth in almost every field of human endeavor. The landscape of human operation has completely transformed through the discovery of newer technologies. New findings in technology make the former obsolete!

These breakthroughs are the result of people’s willingness to search within themselves the inherent ideas, wisdom and capacities to be creative. Great scientific breakthroughs in the past came through believers who understood how to connect to the Spirit of God so they could tap into God’s creative knowledge and wisdom. The ability to wait upon the Lord gives us access to discover things in the Spirit that are beneficiary to humanity.

It’s important to say that all that science and technology has discovered and will yet discover are ideas already present in the dimension of Gods existence. The Lord desires his people through their regenerated spirit to take advantage of the resource this waiting to be tapped for the development and transformation of their lives and community.

The law of guiding physics and medicine as always been there until certain people began to venture towards the possibility of building machines that could enhance human productivity and medical solution to diseases.   To as many that are willing take the pain to study and meditate on the wisdom of God will discover that power behind the laws or principle that makes things happen. Laws are there waiting to be harnessed and deployed to the various aspect of human need.

Man, through science and technology today is only searching and finding out what has already been set into operation during the creation which is accurately proven in the word of God. The more we search by stretching the mind of our regenerated spirit, to know the Father’s eternal purpose for creation, the higher we step into the matrix of creativity. Spiritual and natural things are parallel in operation, what do I mean? The way nature and natural things occurs, explains the pattern how spiritual things operates. Meaning, if you want to have a harvest of a particular croup, you must first have a seed of such croup, you plant the seed; wait for climate and seasons to play their role before the harvest then takes its turn. Spiritual things are more organic in natural than the organisation concept we tends to limit or reduce it to. Pressing into the spiritual reality demands relationship with God.

Things don’t just have because we wish them to happen.   Laws and principles must be set in motion! The Lord said, give and it shall be giving to you good measure press down shaken together and running over shall men give to your bosom. That’s a law sowing and reaping.   The scripture is filled with examples of using natural things that can be seen to explain spiritual laws and principle. Just like we have physical faculties that can be related to, we also have spiritual faculties that can be related to, through the regenerated senses.

Mark 4:26-29

26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain-first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”  NIV

These sense have been made alive and reactivated when Christ came into our live through repentance. The vast experience of our spiritual inheritance cannot be imagined or comprehend by our carnal human mind. Spiritual law is only activated {made alive} when we understand that we are truly spiritual being connected to the very nature of Christ.

The spiritual laws and process that governs our lives are not bound to earthly realms. The only reason why we are in so much pain, frustration and confusion is because we have lost our spiritual identity and authority in Christ.  When we begin to learn and study who about the power and glory of the Christ in us, then we are ready to step out of defeat into the realm of kingdom dominion.

Today’s word of meditation

28-04-2010

UNDERSTANDING BASIC LAWS AND PRINCIPLES THAT

GOVERNS SPIRITUAL INCREASE AND DEVELOPMENT

Text scripture: Hebrews 1:3. …upholding all things by the word of His power…

Everything in both the natural and spiritual realm of life are governed and designed to synchronize to certain basic laws, principles, orders and patterns and structure of operations that must not be distorted, replaced, changed or even alter. When man refuses to take heed to these unseen inherent laws and principles that govern his life, he pays dearly irrespective of his position or influence in the society.  For you to have all round success in life, you need first to be informed and equipped with divine understanding, meaning the beginning of true advance starts with your spiritual awareness.  Life is spiritual by nature. Meaning, everything you in and around you are all products of the spirit. remember, the word Genesis chapter 1:3, and God said, let there be light and there was light… this was not limited to the act of creation but also an eternal law set in motion by God. the principle of the spoken word must be effective in every Christian life.  there are two major realities that guides human advancement or failure; what you  know from what you are assuming. building you life around assumption obviously will lead to frustration.  You can barely do anything successful life without the proper knowledge and principle that guides such existence. The law of success demands that we learn to study and apply knowledge to various field of interest.

We can only succeed as far as we are willing to adhere to in the values and principle that define such area of existence.  just like there are laws that governs finance we have laws the rule successful relationship, we can’t ignore these laws if we must advance. Laws and principles do not only determine the structure and standards of existence, they also predict the outcome of life. To be victorious or fail in life, all depends on your wiliness to process and apply the principles of divine existence.  to ignore spiritual laws is to be punished like a person who refused to obey the law of gravity! To be ignorant of a predictable action is to lack the required discipline, knowledge and ethics {value} that determine the outcome of your life. this is deadly! God is part of human life either we like it, recognize it or not! man is not designed live successful without the daily impute of God in his life.

The book of Hebrews gives us a clear insight into the revelation that keeps us in the ambiance of constant victory as regenerated humans. Chapter one verse three, introduced to us the secret of spiritual dominion and authority over the world and the universe. The upholding of all things; be it visible or invisible, is done though the authority and power of the spoken word of the Lord.  Nothing gets done or changed in life without first understanding the under laying principle and technology of the spoken word of God. The knowledge of the word reveals the operating system of the kingdom of heaven. This is highly crucial in the accurate building of your life’s foundation. Once anyone is able to lay hold of the truth behind the revelation of the spoken and written word, the principle of victorious living is set in motion within the heart of such person.

The Lord will have us learn of him in all things so that we can also respond to life and its issues according to the example shown through the word in Genesis chapter 1.  When we find the mold and template of the kingdom of God, it becomes easy to step into the same authority of existence Christ walked in while he was on earth.

Many are failing today not necessarily because they don’t have the knowledge of scriptural memorized in their brain; they are failing due to the complete lack of revelational understanding of the operation of the scripture via the life of the Spirit within them. Readying and studying through the help of the Spirit are two different things all together. To ready is to be informed about something, which is highly important, but then, if you must know and understand things, you have studied according to the scripture, you definitely need the help and ministry of the Holy Spirit to inspire and illuminate your mind to comprehend accurately. The time spent in ready and studying are never be compare in proportion to the illuminating power of the Spirit of Christ..

School of apostolic reformation

commenced yesterday,

the 26th of April 2010

TGIC Franschhoek, officially commenced school of apostolic reformation lectures yesterday, the 26th of April 2010. The Lord has been faithful to his prophetic promise to restore true judges {apostles} to the nations. Isa 1:26 I will restore your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.” NIV For the Lord will not leave his own without a witness. The community Franschhoek in the Western Cape, South Africa is going through a renovation. This reconstruction of the Spiritual base of the community will certainly affect many religious houses {mindsets} that are not certified skillful and functional in representing the kingdom of God.

The Lord is restoring the judges {leaders and fatherly ministry of the wise master builders} who will measure the temple of the Lord. Kingdom order, process and pattern must be followed in this new day. Ever since we began the proclamation of the Mandate we have faced enormous trials and challenges from the religious spirits of the day. Yet the Lord has been on our side because we represent his kingdom.  The challenges we daily face are just too small to prevent the forceful advance of the kingdom of God in the community. Indeed, the knowledge of the glory of the Lord is covering the earth {of Franschhoek in Western Cape} as the waters cover the sea.

We are seeing the mountain of the Lord becoming chief mountain through the accurate release of a valid apostolic house ministry within this region. Lives will never be the same again!     Isaiah 2:3 3 Many people’s will come and say,” Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. NIV

Taking the apostolic message of human reformation to various regions of the earth requires apostolic faith, humility, courage and focus. When opposition starts rising to confront your authority to build, you’ll need to remain focused on the prophetic mandate and grace of God upon your life in press through the religious and traditional barriers before you. You must make a point of duty to see the birth of Christ’s nature and his kingdom in the lives of ordinary people in the area you live. The kingdom of God must advance in and through the lives of people around you, never give in to fear and discouragement. The old is passing away and while the new wine of the Spirit is being poured upon the hearts of those truly thirsty for change!

We are here to change the spiritual climate of the community and the regions around through the continual propagation of an authentic apostolic mandate; this in turn will change the political and socioeconomic landscape of the community in benefiting the entire populace. I have included the profile of the school of apostolic reformation for you to read. Join us to advance the kingdom of God in the nation of South Africa. If you know any region in South Africa hungry and ready for the message of kingdom advance please feel free to contact us through the link email address.

apostolic school profile core values

Today’s word of meditation

23-04-2010

THE ORDER OF THE ARK IS THE IS THE ORDER OF TRUE SPIRITUALITY

1 Corinthians 15:45-48

45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.

The Life and activity of Noah typifies the nature and expectation of the Father for every person who has accepted the nature and lifestyle His kingdom. The lifestyle of the people who lived in the days of was completely out of place to the demand of God for their season; they could not just see themselves bowing to such demand that had no past reference. None of them had ever seen rain before.

It’s just unimaginable for them to start building an ark. This is where Faith comes in.  This present generation of believers needs to learn from the mistake of the past so we don’t repeat history. It is great virtues to give ones heart to the studying of history.   We are expected to study through the guidance of the Spirit in order to know the demand of God for our own lives in this now moment.  The Bible said, as it is in the days of Noah so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of man.

  • What were the people of the days of Noah doing before the flood?
  • What was Noah Doing before the flood?
  • What did God do after this command was finished?
  • How long did it take Noah to build the Ark?

These are questions I’ll like you personally answer

As you read the account in Luke 17.

Luke 17:26-36

Noah found grace in the sight of God. How did Noah found grace in the sight of God?  By humility; the Lord gives grace to the humble.  Because Noah was willing to humble himself in holy fear the Lord gave him the capacity to finish the building of the Ark. Reverential fear produces humility and humility produces grace {Anointing} that enhances the call and purpose of God for your life. 1 Peter 5: 5-6

Our live is a type of the Noah and the ark that the Lord will have us built in our days Humility must give us access for revelation to know the mind of God for we can escape in the days of his great judgment. While the people were advancing in their own social ideologies, Noah was busy building the culture and nature of a different kingdom.

What does the ark represent? The Ark was a type of the cross of redemption. It was designed for the salvation and redemption to those willing to listen to the voice of the Lords prophetic call before the day of his judgment. The ark was to be built according to the pattern that will enhance spiritual development.

It was to be built with three compartments. First layer, second and third layer respectively; it was to build engineered through divine measurement. Human idea must not interfere with its construction or else it will be rejected.  Every piece of the Ark is message that ought to give direction and clarity towards the development of our spirituality amidst gross darkness of today’s Christian faith. Looking at the pattern given to Noah, we can boldly say that God’s eternal plan for our lives has not change.

No one should say they don’t have the direction to the city of Zion. {Psalm 84} The Patriarchs lives are sign post to the leading and instruction of the Lord for your life and mine.    We can’t afford to build in our pattern of existence and expect the Lord to approve us. Our lives and ministry must be built according to that which was shown us. Revelation must be the quest and passion of every child of kingdom in this last day.

The nature of what we are building must manifest the values and essence of the Father’s requirement. Religion desires to follow uniformity while the kingdom of God longs to build the spirit of unity.  The diversities of the Spirit should be allowed to play out in the different mission the Lord as given to us yet manifesting one very culture which is Christ. One of the reasons why the people of the day of Noah missed out of what the Lord was doing through Noah is that it looks completely alien to what they knew or has defined God to be.

Who would have thought the building of an ark will be the saving grace of Noah and his family? This is why we need to follow the Spirit and not a form. When we allow ourselves to through in the nature of Christ we’ll then have a clear direction of his Spirit. Those who are born of the Spirit are like the wind…. Allow yourself to be infused with the Spirit of truth and you will not be deceived or confused by the whiles of the enemy.

Jesus must be revealed in what we are building, be it a fellowship centre, a career, a business or family. Noah’s life is a dimension of how the Lord will have you and me operate irrespective of what people around may think of you. Can you imagine the number of voices Noah had to contend with on a daily basis? To be a kingdom citizen, you must be ready to allow the Lord to shape and pattern your entire being according to his divine plan.

What does Noah’s Ark represent today? It was Christ concealed in the Ark but revealed in the heart. Today there is a project of rebuilding the Ark like in the days of Noah but the only difference is, this present Ark is within the heart of men.  Listen to his voice this weekend and allow his Spirit to guide and instruct you concerning the building of his house in you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Today’s word of meditation

22-04-2010

Reading the signs of the times

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Becoming an Enigma to your generation

Developing the mentality and character of Noah is highly necessary to effectively navigate this hour of gross human darkness.  Those who will press into the finish rest will have to develop an attitude of an Enigma to their generation. Living beyond the edge of your spiritual and social ideals perception is a major kingdom requirement for those pursuing their rebirth. You cannot be birth by the Father if you are sill been controlled by the system around you.   The more people get captured and frustrated by the present disaster happening around, you are living outside the spiritual and mental trauma of the issues because you are aware of what is taking place. Awareness is a major key to deliverance in this crucial season.

There is no doubt that the days we are in are characterized by high level fulfillment of biblical prophecies. But how many within the Body of Christ are truly aware that God is expressly speaking to this generation and that he is in control? Some are seeing these happening as means the Lord is judging the nations for their refusal to comply with his desired demand, while other are viewing the  challenges as a key bridge of transiting this generation into the next order of Gods’ eternal counsel. I think both school of thought t are right if they are clearly understood.

Death the passage to life

For the will of God to advance from one movement to the next, there has to be some kind of death. Dying to the past ushers in a new season not only to individual lives but also to nations and generation. The more we pray for the kingdom of God to emerge we should also be aware that we are going to lose certain things {people, systems} that have no capacity to produce in the next order of life. Death is a passage to kingdom life!

Just like the man is aging due to his confinement to time, the earth and everything in her is also aging. Brethren, this is not the end world but the beginning of a new age, a new era that require the fullness expression of Christ image {mentality} as the only key to triumphantly navigate this season without casualty. Indeed darkness is covering the earth and the earth of men. Only those willing to go beyond the outer court experience of their faith will see this season as an advantage to build a structure of life alien to their community and generation.

Just as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of man. The coming of the son of God is changing the face of the earth from the way we know it. How informed and prepared are you and your family concerning this manifestation of the kingdom of God.

It’s important to know that when the kingdom of God starts appearing in within the hearts of the nations, everything that is out of order will have to give way.  The appearance of the Lord’s desire will be judgment to those who have build dimensions alien to the will and counsel of the in the minds of people.

The signs of the time

You and I needs to come to a higher revelational dimension of existence that goes beyond being a good Christian to becoming a kingdom citizen.  Beyond the global shaken and uncertainties gripping the heart of earth dwellers, the Lord has commissioned his wise master builders to build a habitation of rest for those willing to hide the call of migration out of Babylonian system of living.

Matt 24:37-38

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;NIV

Both the Church and the nations are undergoing a major shaken that requires accurate interpretation lest they both miss the direction of the season. This hour is so crucial to Lord in that he will do whatever it takes to bring his purpose to bear. Either we like it or not the counsel of the Lord will stand and the trumpet of harvest of his righteousness will resound across the earth.

You as individual seeking to grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord need to constantly ask the Him for the Spirit of revelational knowledge, so that in humility you can walk in the direction of his desired will at all times.   This present world system is giving way to the preferred coming of the kingdom of God. Things and systems that were once effective are fast becoming obsolete, including inventions in the past few years seen as major breakthrough now required to be upgraded if they must remain relevant today.

The recent volcanic eruption in Ice land once again proved that man’s ingenuity and technological advancement is still very weak in dealing with nature’s anger.  Billions have been lost by the airlines industry just in few days; on the same breath, for the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, the secular world was able to challenge her on the child abuse. The kings of the earth and their prince are falling with great impact. It’s time to open your eyes to see what the Lord is writing on the walls of the palace of Babylon.

Their kingdom is being captured by a stronger empire. No movement or alliance can stop this nation of people coming with great power and dominion of heaven.  No government or system has been able to successfully challenge the Roman Catholic, yet we are seeing how the Lord is using the power of the mass to speak and bring the system to justice.

Before the child abuse scandal was exposed, we saw on the media a few months ago how a woman broke through one alleged world strongest security to pull down the pop while he was on his way conduct mass.  I watched this historic and prophetic event with another friend and I said to him, the Lord is speaking with a clear voice that this empire is coming down. It’s like the image shown King Nebuchadnezzar in his dream that needs Daniel to interpretation.

Dan 2:31-35

31 “You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue-an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.  NIV

This is a sober day for all of us and we must position ourselves according to divine structure so we can stand in this day of the Lord.   The Lord is showing us that it’s time to move because his cloud is already moving.  The once strong position of humanistic religious system is shifting and many are going to fall by the way side because of their lack of repentant heart.  Everything that can be shaken is being shaken in this season. In the next few months something else will happen that will devastate the heart of the nations again but people will still not turn to the Lord.

It’s my prayer that those of us reading this signs will not allow the enemy to push us to that place where we become spiritually blind. This is the time where our lamps must be trimmed and burning with unquenchable fire of the Spirit. More than ever before we must start building that ark that we have been commanded to build for our family.    How repaired are we to move into this new age of kingdom activity?

We can’t afford again to our lives in the way the religious Pharisees have been living their lives, with so much knowledge and information about the past, yet without the life and revelation of the present expectation and demand of the Spirit. Our Christianity must transcend a mere mouth proclamation and a religious commitment to a prophetic lifestyle that shapes and molds the very nature and event of people of this generation.

Today’s word of meditation

20-04-2010

Conclusion on the teaching, journey to the City

BACK TO BETHEL:

True pleasures can only be found in God’s right hand. Someone may say that Abraham left Egypt with sheep, oxen, donkeys, male and female servants, after Pharaoh discovered that Abraham lied about his wife being his sister, but you’ll also discover in Vs 3 of Gen. 13 that he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel and Ai. – Verse 4, to the place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Abraham called on the name of the Lord”.

You will also realize that Abraham could not journey on; he had to go back to where he started from. He had to retrace his footprint back to the altar at Bethel. There is no progress for disobedience. Repentance must be the foundation of our progress in this third day church.

Every time we disobey God, irrespective of the circumstance that surrounds our disobedience, it leads us a step backwards from our God given purpose. This must be a great example and warning to the body of Christ today.

We must return to our first love and start from where we first began in love and in godly fear. We must repent and call on the name of the Lord so as to advance in our journey to the city. The standard of God remains sure. The Lord will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear.

You must stand like Isaac in the days of his famine, who initially wanted to follow the footsteps of his father Abraham to run down to Egypt but was commanded to sow in that same land of famine and the word of God declared that he had a hundred fold return in the same year. “Gen. 26” When we learn to hear and obey the voice of God before we take any action on our present pressures we will definitely come out victoriously and will be perfect in His generation to walk with Him. No matter how terrible or wicked, a generation is, God will not leave himself without a witness of his true standard. Noah is a true concept of God’s tabernacle for those who choose to obey God’s voice.

Remember in chapter 6 of Genesis and verse 11 what God said before he commanded Noah to build the Ark. The Bible said “The earth was corrupt before God and earth was filled with violence that sounds like the present day generation who is filled with violence and is corrupt towards itself and God. The issue of the liberty and self-indulgence has become a major deceptive tool in the hand of Satan.

Corruption seems to be the only way to gain power, fame and popularity. The entire sphere of life seems to be built on the foundation of corruption. People don’t worry again about morals and how God feels or think concerning the way they run their lives. They say “if it feels good, then it is God”. It is heart breaking also to know that this same spirit is ruling in the house of God even in the very altar of Jehovah.

Nobody cares or seems to bother. Isaiah 57 declares “The righteous perishes and no man takes it to heat. Merciful men are taken away while no one considers it. We must wake up to this great message. Our hearts must be refined and purified with the fire of God’s spirit. We must wake up from our stupor and lukewarmness.

The Lord is calling for a Holy convocation of his people to gather around the Ark of Noah and begin to build for it is about to rain.  Gen. 7:1-7, Gen. 25:8-9. God gave charge to Moses for the children of Israel to build a sanctuary for him to dwell amongst them. This sanctuary must be built according to the pattern shown to Moses. You also build according to God’s dimensional pattern. This reveals that everybody that will take part in this great project must receive a blue print of his own in the building.

Nothing should be done presumptuously by Noah or the people who are to assist. The Ark was to represent the Hands of God for Noah and the people who are willing to follow the prophetic destroy of their time, But unfortunately, the people of Noah’s time had gone too deep into idolatry that they kept deaf ears to God’s calling, they were too busy with their social life, they were giving to marriage and party and making mockery of God’s servants.

One very character of God is his mercy, which never fails. But you must also realize that the mercy of God has a time frame; it could kill if not carefully followed, sometimes the life span of God’s mercy could last for 120 years or 5 days. There is always a penalty for one who disobeys God’s word and command. Note that everything you do on earth is limited to a time and a season. ECCl. 3.

There is a time of mercy, there is a time of judgment (…….) think of how many times the word of God has come to you either by a print media or by electronic media or by that young man on your street that you always abuse and feel is jobless because he preaches Christ to you. These are all God’s mercy, reaching and calling you to the Ark before it is too late. It took Noah, one hundred and twenty years to finish the Ark. You might want to ask why 120 years? God in His infinite wisdom and power can actually make Noah finish the Ark before seven days, but it was the mercy and the patience of God over humanity that slowed the building of the Ark so as to give you enough time to join the voyage of harvest.

I believe you know that God’s concept of work to man always end at the sixth day, by the seventh day, He takes full control, while man steps aside. The seventh day represents the Sabbath of the Lord. It is a time of His rest. Hitherto, God’s eternal and redemptive purpose for salvation has been working in the past six thousand years to save and restore mankind back to Himself. He has sent his messengers with the message of salvation and redemption, comfort and judgment but only few responded to this great call of harvest.

Please be not deceived. God is no respect of man. If all that will respond to God in His true standard of righteousness are eight (8) people, be sure that only these 8 people will be the ones that will actual reign with him in glory. God wiped an entire generation with his flood of anger, when they refused to respond to the proclamation of heaven for their time. Noah was the eight men who God saved in that generation.

As we approach the Sabbath of the Lord we need to begin to take the word of God to heart. Our lives must once again respond to the flow of heaven’s proclamation. We must not be dull of hearing. As we receive this divine warning of the things yet not seen, we must  move with godly fear in preparing the Ark for the saving of our generation.

The 21st century is a crucial season in God’s prophetic agenda for the earth. I believe this is that generation that will not only lay the foundation of God’s righteousness but would build an Ark and prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah. The church of this present generation, irrespective of his limitation must fulfill her prophetic mandate, by covering the earth with the knowledge of God’s glory.

The voice of the savior must be heard in the high places of the earth. “They would remove the old memory of the fallen state of their parents (Adam & Eve) who tends to discourage and hinder their response to the cry of their generation, by bringing them to a new level of mentality that will bring in the final harvest of their sons. As they respond to enter the Ark which is a type of a spiritual re-union between the people and God, they will come to that mount of transfiguration where they will see Christ in his true glory.

Hitherto we have seen Christ in denominational and religious eyes through our church structure. Our definition of Christ is still distorted by the religions spirit of the Pharisees or the Seduces of our days. But as we strive to enter into the Ark we will see Christ in his true nature. The Ark represents a place of conformation into the very image of God – Rom 8:29. This principle of the Ark represents the first principle of God’s salvation to mankind it is a type of outer count ministry. In the Tabernacle we have three parts that represent the redemptive work of God to man; the outer court, the inner court and the holies of holy. Now that we have entered into the first phase we need to quickly enter the second phase which is the inner court ministry.

In this realm you will learn to see the kingdom of God from afar. This level will restore to you your spiritual sight according to John. 3:3 “Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”. This realm is a good and a glorious experience, it is an experience that gives you a feeling of heaven, it also gives you a feeling of joy and a sense of reconciliation but you must also remember that you have not entered the kingdom yet. You will recollect that in the garden when man fell, he lost his spiritual sight. (The sight he uses to see God and appreciate the things of the spirit to gain his natural sight.) The opening of our natural eyes was the greatest calamity that has ever happened to man. This experience birth wickedness, corruption and iniquity into the mind of man.

Our natural sight is enmity with God, because it operates according to our feelings and selfish desires. Jesus said: “if your eyes cause you to sin, plug it out. This simply implies that your eyes have the ability and the capacity to make you sin. If you don’t discipline your natural eyes, you will discover that as a spiritual Christian, you will eventually become carnal. It was the natural sight of Cain through selfish desires and ambitious character that made him slew his brother and ever since them, man has followed suit. The Bible said “That when Adam heard the sound of the Lord. Walking in the garden in the cool of the day, they went to hide themselves among the trees of the garden. Gen. 38

You will notice one spiritual phenomenon here, that Adam could still hear the voice of God but could not see. This represents and shows a partial contact with the things of the spirit.  He had a distorted relationship with God; he could not walk in divine accuracy again based on the opening of his natural eyes. A lot of Christians are found in this realm today.

They could hear God partially, once a while but can never boast of having seen the Lord, we must learn to come out of our hiding place (behind the trees) to a place where God can see us and minister healing to our eyes. Until we learn to see God like Peter, James and John on the mount of Transfiguration, we will never be able to represent Christ, adequately to our generation. 1 John 1:1  “that which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the word of life…”

Today’s word of meditation

19-04-2010

Continuation of our message on journey to the City

ENOCH’S DEFINITION OF FAITH:

Looking at the life of Enoch, the Bible categorically declared that he had the testimony of pleasing God. How did he please God? He pleased God by walking with God. The scripture says that without faith, it is impossible to please God that means Enoch was a man of great faith. His life proved to us that faith is a tool for pleasing the Lord.

If we want to have testimony in our generation then we must develop our relationship with God in the area of walking with Him so as to please Him. But it is sad to say that the definition of most people’s faith today is “Get all you can get from God even though you can’t walk with Him”.Most men of God today are preaching a pseudo message that appeal to the bodies and souls of their audience without enriching their spiritman.

As long as we continue on this level, we will never get to that place of finishing strong. I believe every body must begin to correct their faith theology of the past generation to the required standard of true apostolic tradition. Our faith now must be channeled towards pleasing God rather than pleasing ourselves.

everyone must begin to ask himself/herself what it means to please God. (Heb.11:5-6). I believe the life style of Enoch is a true definition of faith. He was able to access the mind of God by the covenant relationship he had with Jehovah. He knows the difference between working for God and walking with God, we must believe God for his word to cut through the veil of our soulical realm, so as to become true spiritual people at all levels.

The walk that Enoch had with God wasn’t an evening stroll nor was it the walk of bless me mentality. It was a walk that migrated him into immortality. For the Bible said “Enoch walked with God and he was not”: the word he was not means he literally disappeared from the face of the planet. I believe this kind of faith is what will finally transit the entire saints to that realm of immortality. We must believe God for the same kind of spiritual capacity and consistency that Enoch in relating with his heavenly Father.

He broke through the mentality of sensory and soulish limitation into the realm of eternity. His body did not see corruption! What a testimony for this present generation of believers to learn from.

God was so pleased with the faith of Enoch to a point that he had to literally rapture him from the face of the earth. I believe the doctrine of rapture or transfiguration will be consummated when there is a full blossoming of our faith.

When the faith of the Body of Christ begins to rise to a final level of pleasing God, it would cost an attraction of God’s presence and glory back to planet earth.

This event will not happen by chance but by the choice of the faith of individual Christians who desires to please God. We must migrate from using our faith for possessing perishable things to an imperishable substance. Our faith must reach out to that Kingdom that cannot be shaken. You must realize that God is shaking every thing that can be shaken now, no matter how good or elegant those good things may seem to be, if they are not built on the solid foundation of true faith, they will finally be lost to God’s fire. You are warned ahead of time to put your house in order for this shaking that is about to occur not to catch your unawares.

Your Biblical and doctrinal mentality must be upgraded to this new level of pleasing God, rather than claiming His blessings without a lifestyle of pleasing him. Your heart must be set on a journey. Your eyes must be set like a flint to behold God in His glory. You must learn the language of sacrifice and giving irrespective of the circumstance you find yourself in, for this is true faith.

The Bible says in Genesis that all the days of Enoch were 360 years. He had sons and daughters, and he walked with God for 300years. This is a picture of the kind of man God is ready to do business with in this third day church. Out of the 360 years he lived, 300 years was dedicated to God. In other words he actually pleased God for 300 years. He was not bothered about the testimony of Adam and Eve his great grandparent, who had failed God. Enoch refused to look at their failures as a discouragement but rather chose to look up to God who came looking for Adam after he had disobeyed Him.

His mind was made up to walk with this God. He was determined not to be pressurized and deceived by the people of his days. He believed that God is, and also a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him. Enoch was a diligent seeker of God.   His heart was after God as the Deer pants after the water. He would not be satisfied with the pleasures and the treasures of his days. His heart had found God as his own treasure.

I believe it’s high time we face the truth of God’s word with all our heart and soul and stop using our faith to manipulate God and His word to enrich our accounts at the detriment of our spiritual maturity. This was the picture of the journey that God called Abraham into for he had this testimony of being God’s friend. It was a journey of pure faith that brought a deep relationship between him and God.

Before you open your mouth the next time to pray, please make sure you weigh the motive of the prayer on the scale of the faith that pleases God rather than yourself. Let your heart yearn for a deeper relationship as you take your journey to that Golden City of Zion. There is no doubt that needs will come but the scripture has also promised us according to Psalm 23, that the Lord who is your shepherd shall supply all that you need in life. The Bible also said “no good things will He withhold from them that walk uprightly”. As you determine to walk with God, in order to please Him, He is determined to give you all that pertains to life and godliness. Do you believe that God is, before you begin to possess? Do you have an understanding of what true riches wealth and pleasures are? 

Today’s word of meditation

16-04-2010

Continuation of the teaching journey to the City

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COMPROMISE – THE LIFE STYLE OF EGYPT:

Continuation from yesterdays though

Please note that when we talk about coming out of Babylon we are also referring to that fallen carnal nature within us. It is that ungodly culture that keeps hindering us from making the decision of moving to the preferred place of the Spirit.

Sometimes when we find ourselves going back to our former life-style, our reasoning begins to lead us down to that place we feel we can get help and be sustained even though we fail to realize that the supply will last only for a moment. At this point our comfort becomes a priority to that of our faith: we hardly remember our Bethel, the place where we met the Lord and built an altar. This is the point when God seems to be the last source of our solution.

The enemy grabs hold of our mind and capitalizes on our present needs. The scripture says: “Abraham went down to Egypt”.  You will discover that nobody goes down to Egypt without compromising his faith. Remember that that which God is about to manifest has to be purely by faith. Heb. 11:6 is the principle to enter the city. “But without faith it is impossible to please God.

Note – Faith is not given for acquiring treasures and pleasures only. It is a gift to please God. For he who must come to God must believe that he is…..

RE-DEFINE Faith; Heb. 11:5-6

The latter part definition of faith of the 20th century church has been altered by Babylonian definition of materialistic culture of possession. There must be a re-definition and balance of what true apostolic faith is, as we climax the end of the Pentecost {the second day} to enter the third dimension of kingdom life and its manifestation. Faith is a gift given to us to advance into the realities of God and not for material blessing. The fact that faith we can apply faith to receiving or doing great exploits does not give us the license to misuse and abuse it use for our own selfish carnal spiritual manipulations.

Faith is given to access and please God in our day to day walk with him. True faith has the capacity and the ability to migrate you into the next level of God’s presence and purpose. The fact is faith is not only given to believe in the existence of God only, but also to discover the next realm of Father’s will and desire for your life.

Coming to God is not a religious activity of your early Sunday morning service, nor is it the ability to use your spiritual gift for your gain alone. It is a constant continual migration into the next level of where God is, in other words, faith helps you to develop a right atmosphere for your spiritual relationship and transformation into the very image of God that was lost in the garden. Faith is the key to total restoration of the lost kingdom back to the Sons of the last Adam- the second man.

I believe without a shadow of doubt in my heart that one of the very first assignments for the 21st century Prophetic church is to correct the abuse of the faith gift.  There is no doubt that God wants his people to prosper in every area of their lives. But this prosperity must be acquired under the parameter and structure of pleasing Him. This first phase of faith grants you understanding of your identity and inheritance in Christ while the finishing apostolic faith grant you grace and access to die to materialism in order to press into the lost image of God. In time past, we had faith to possess material blessings.

I believe there must be a balance in the operation of the gift of faith. Remember, it is the Lord that gives power to make wealth (Deut. 8:18). Faith must not only be in agreement with what is written in the Word but what God designed faith to produce and restore back to His Kingdom.

We must believe God not to be myopic and selfish in our interpretation of the scriptures when trying to possess our blessing. You will discover from the scriptures, according to Hebrew 11:6 that the keywords there are pleasing God. It’s impossible to please God outside faith.

The very first reason why God gave us faith is not for our own selfish gains but to assess his totality. Faith is the high way to God’s presence. It is the road you drive on to get into the chambers of God’s grace, life and truth. When we are ignorant of God’s intention concerning faith, then there will be an abuse of its use. Faith is the bridge between humanity and divinity. When you carefully look into the scripture you will discover from Genesis to Revelation that there is one thing that God desires from every man, which is complete Obedience to his voice.

Obedience is the essence of creation. No matter how religious or sanctimonious you think you are; you can never please God outside faith. True righteousness can only be expressed through faith in God’s word alone. Faith is our source of life from God; it gives us the courage and the power, the love and the grace to continually look upon the face of Jesus in order to please the Father.

Today’s word of meditation

15- 04-2010

Continuation: Journey to the City

Gen 13:8-13

8 So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”

10 Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, toward Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

NIV

This generation can learn a great lesson from a man who walked closely with the most powerful and if not the richest man in his days, yet lot refused to learn from Abraham. When greed and covetousness grips the heart of men who ought to know better, they make terrible mistakes that eventually cost them dearly.  Lot lost his entire family because of his ungodliness. The state of your heart towards material things speaks volume of the type of future you are going to have. If your heart is not set on a journey you will definitely want to settle for what looks like the plain of Jordan. Babylon is the master of all deception and delusion.

This is one of the main reasons why the Lord is presently emphasizing the re-calibration of our spiritual sight. One of the benefits of redemption that is your entire spiritual organ that was once dead because of the fall becomes restored; ability to know things before they happen because a daily occurrence and not a onetime event. What is sight? It is the ability to accurately discern people and circumstance according to their true nature and intend. The whole essence of regaining apostolic vision {sight} is to help us make the right decision in whatever position we may find ourselves.

If only Lot knew that the Lord for had marked where he was choosing destruction he would not have chosen such a place, his decision was based on what is natural eyes saw. The power of Egypt and Babylon capitalize on man’s natural instinct. The enemy is aware that the human sense has no ability to know what is about to happen tomorrow so for those who don’t have what I call the sixth senses which is prophetic sight will make made investment.

The bible also declared concerning Moses that he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter but rather chose to suffer affliction with the people of God than enjoy the passing pleasures of sin for a season”. If you don’t develop yourself to a level where you can refuse some things, you will eventually accept any opportunity that comes your way in disguise of God’s provision.

It is so sad to know that most people today have lost their spiritual discernment. They don’t know the difference between good and evil, they are locked into their natural senses. Their lives are at the mercy of their present pressure and circumstance. They cannot see afar. Their eagle eyes need to be restored for their vision to be accurate again. (Heb. 5:14)

Abraham almost lost his destiny at this level of walk with God in Gen. 12:10, the scriptures says: “Now there was a famine in the land….”, this was after God appeared to Abraham in Verse 7 and promised to give him the land of Canaan, and there he built an altar to the Lord who appeared to him. Then he moved to Bethel, which is a type of the house of God, a place of provision. As he journeyed, the bible records that he came towards the South, and having discovered there was famine in the land, there was nothing he could do, his spiritual antennae or sensitivity became distorted by this obvious pressure of need, he decided to settle for the voice of the flesh for direction.

In our days of famine, everything in our lives ceases from yielding the required fruits of divine increase, you find it quite difficult to eat, you can hardly get a cup of rice grain to cook, bread and a bottle of coke needs lots of faith to get; money seems to be flowing to every direction except yours. This is when your business partner decides to dupe or sidetrack you from the contract you both planned for. And you find it very difficult to pay your house rent or your children’s school fees.

If you are called of God, things would look as if they are not working out the way God has spoken. As a matter of fact, you doubt if you ever heard God, you begin to loose faith in God and in yourself, and you also loose members of your church if you are called to Pastor a local assembly.

The church leadership gets disorientated and disorganized, your tithes and offerings drop drastically, and you can hardly get fresh revelation from the word of God. Confusion and frustration becomes your daily song but you must realize that all these are highways in the Spirit to that City of promise. Remember that we all must enter this city through much tribulation.

COMPROMISE – THE LIFE STYLE OF EGYPT:

Sometimes when we find ourselves going back to our former life-style, our reasoning begins to lead us down to that place we feel we can get help and be sustained even though we fail to realize that the supply will last only for a moment. At this point our comfort becomes a priority to that of our faith: we hardly remember our Bethel, the place where we met the Lord and built an altar. This is the point when God seems to be the last source of our solution.

The enemy grabs hold of our mind and capitalizes on our present needs. The scripture says: “Abraham went down to Egypt”.  You will discover that nobody goes down to Egypt without compromising his faith. Remember that that which God is about to manifest has to be purely by faith. Heb. 11:6 is the principle to enter the city. “But without faith it is impossible to please God.

Today’s word of meditation

14-042010

Journey to the City

THE DECEIT OF AN ALTERNATIVE VALUE SYSTEM:

We have been looking at the concept of our migration to the city of the Lord in this new day. This morning I’ll like us to consider some key values and principle that will enhance our journey out of Babylon or Egypt if you like. Babylon like we’ve explain earlier is a system of existence that demand we build against the required standard of the Lord.

There is no way the Lord will use in this season if we are unwilling to identity and remove every operating values in our live contrary to the pattern of the kingdom. Many still live in spiritual blindness to the demand and desire of the Lord. You can be in the Church and still be blind to the required demand of the Spirit because you are not position in the place where sight can be given to you.

So, what is Egypt in the context of our teaching? As much a Egypt is the place of our apostolic prophetic mandate, we also need to know that Egypt is also a type of an alternative standard to God’s pattern and principle of provision. It is highly important that while we are working in Egypt we don’t feed on their food lest we become conformed to their nature and culture.

The children of Israel feed so much on the food of Egypt to the point of willing to return to Egypt after their freedom. What you feed on in this season will determine your internal values and configuration.  Like Daniel refused the food of Babylon, you and I must come to that day of maturity where we can refuse the food of this world so we don’t contaminate the holy seed within us.

If this generation of believers is not careful, we would totally forget about God’s provisional plan for our lives and constantly hope, look and long for temporary measure which Egypt is always willing and ready to offer in order to still our worship. Mind you, the battle is about were to worship the true God. Egypt will continue to feed and provide for anyone who is willing to remain in the Land.

The Lord is calling this generation of people out of the system call Egypt to we can worship Him in mount Saina. Feeding on the food of Egypt will certainly weaken and blind you from moving to the place of the Lord requirement in this season.

This is because our natural and soulical mentality seems to have taken control over our lives; our spirit has been totally weaken and become dull of hearing and understanding the requirement of the Father’s desire. (Prove. 3:5-6) We must constantly take the word of truth to heart by continually meditating on it, if we must enjoy our redemptive inheritance in Christ. Ps. 37:3-7. “Trust in the Lord, and do good; jewel in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your ways to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring you to past….”

We must be careful not to depend on Egypt for provision, else we will learn to lie and compromise our faith for bread. Notice the words of Christ to Satan when he came to tempt him, “man shall not leave by bread alone, but by every word that comes {proceed} out from the mouth of God”.

Every generation has its own unique famine, every move of God has its own distinctive measure of challenges and needs, every nation must go through her own period crisis, and all these are to bring us into full trust and confidence in Gods timeless truth. The very foundation of our lives will be shaken, it is a principle of acceptance into the kingdom, and God wants to know what your foundation is made of. Remember there can be no other foundation except that which has been laid from the beginning which is Christ Jesus.

Economical and Political famine would be predominant in this last day, we must not be afraid when they occur, our faith must be anchored in Christ and not in our intellectual or religious philosophy. Our hope and faith must constantly behold that city before us, for that is where we would draw capacity and strength from. As we get into the boat of the trials of our faith, we must learn to press forward and not be distracted by the past success or failures, we must press forward to the ultimate goal.(Phil. 3:13-14).

Job was a good example of a man who was willing to appear before God in Zion in spite all he went through. Despite his temptations, afflictions and sorrows, he made up his mind not to allow his feelings to tarnish his destined purpose in Christ. He leant not to call to mind his past glorious days but to see him who is glorious in majesty. Job looked straight unto Jesus the Author and the Finisher of his faith, even though his wife did not understand while he should still maintain his faith in a God that seems to have failed him, by destroying all that he had ever possessed; she advised him to curse God and die.

Have you ever  found yourself in this state were you have been wrongly advised by someone very close to you, someone you highly esteem and respect telling you to compromise either to forsake your call, ministry or career for something obviously not the will of God for your life and destiny? These people reflect the spirit of the Anti-Christ, working to sway you from your mandate and purpose in God.

They capitalize on your temporal setbacks and failures; they love to replace the gold of Zion for that of Babylon. Most times they advise sounds good and right to the hearings but inwardly they are deceptive and destructive. Wise counsel should help you bring out the treasure in your earthen vessel and not destroy you through compromise. 2 Cor. 4:7

The bible says in Rev. 18:3 “….and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her (Babylon) delicacies. It is a pity that today most people, ministries, churches and businesses that cannot endure the heat of the desert (famines) in their journey to the city of God, have joined affinity with Babylon’s luxury (delicacies).

Those who believe that faith is all about acquiring and possessing the treasures of this present world are the ones that will be badly affected by this great deception, sweeping through the present globe. The scriptures say: “where your treasure is, that is were your heart will be”.We must learn to travel with kingdom bag that does not wax old.

Today’s word of meditation

12-04-2010

Continuation:

Journey to the City

Gen 12:1

The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.  NIV

DEVELOPING YOUR FAITH FOR THE CITY

The operation of apostolic Faith is the standard laid down for every believer whose desire is to reach the fullness of Christ. It was recorded that Abraham pleased God. How? He obeyed the voice of God according to Gen. 12:4. He departed from that which Lord was rejecting called his father’s house, even though his entire life was once determined it. Everything Abram once knew, accepted and deed was within the context of the scripture called his country and father’s house. To move from this takes a great deal of faith and courage.  Departing from the accepted worldly cultural standard will take more than just claiming to be saved; emotional attachment to earthly concept of thinking will eventually hinder you from stepping into the arena of kingdom lifestyle.  You have to consider that the departure the Lord desires in this season is from what we’ve come to love and enjoy as the accepted principle  of worship and building our family.

The same call once upon the life of father Abraham to migrate out of his father’s house is re echoing to the seed of Abraham. It time we leave the ungodly Babylonian system defining the present state of the Church. (Rev.21) the definition of kingdom faith keeps the saints on the path of spiritual migration. Advancing within the core values of kingdom requirements grants us the ability to keep our eyes on the Lord as we daily overcome the challenges of the fallen nature.  This mentality of journeying will bring us into the fullness of God’s ultimate glory on earth as we join our faith with God’s word.  Behold it’s a new day the Lord is calling out a people for his name who will bring in the harvest of righteousness.

In this journey you will learn to develop a life-style that pleases God, a character that reflects God and an attitude that reveals Jehovah. This journey is that of the Spirit. It’s a migration from the law of sin and death to the law of life in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1-4). This journey will train you in the area of spiritual sustenance at the backside of the desert. It is a journey of an inward experience with God on a daily basis.

I believe this is what God wants this present day church to understand and walk in. We must quit seeing the church as a static religious activity that only gives us a sense of good feeling or satisfaction without bringing any inward change of value and character. Our lives must be up to the precise standard of what we confess as true Christians.

There is a city that God has building within His people, a place where His glory and power will be experienced in its full essence; this city is set-aside for all those who are worthy and ready to enter through the narrow path. Excess weight and sin must be done away with if this city must be a reality to you. You need to also understand that the foundation to enter this city has already been laid in JOHN. 3:3 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God and except a man be born of the water and the Sprit he cannot see the kingdom. You must first see the kingdom (the city) before you can enter into it. Faith will give you vision to see the city from afar.

There are times in this journey that you will actually believe that you are close to the city but as you struggle to enter with all the human strength in you, you’ll suddenly discover that it is all a mirage. Sometimes it could be frustrating and discouraging but as you keep your face on Jesus and not the city itself, you will eventually get there. When your focus is ultimately Christ and not your sanctimonious attitude, denomination or religion, you will definitely enter His kingdom. “It’s neither by might nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord”. Heb. 11-15 says: “and truly if they had called to mind that country from which they came out, they will have had the opportunity to return”. Your eyes must totally be focused on this ultimate journey else you’ll loose your destiny and purpose to the distractions of building another Tower of Babel just as in the days of Nimrod. “Gen. 10:10”.

FAMINE WILL COME:

Luke 14:28, 33

Everybody must realize the free will of entering the city; you will not be forced into it. Those whose minds are made up, who have counted the cost never allow temporal set backs of farming to sway them from their journey. Abraham found himself in a place of farming; he could not understand how this could be when he had just had a glorious visitation of God’s appearance in Bethel on his way to the city.

The bible said after he journeyed towards the south, a great famine occurred, this farming was a type of a litmus test of his faith, whether he was going to back out or continue to hold on to his faith and experiences he had in Bethel. It is shocking to know that Abraham did not consider the God who spoke to him in his father’s house according to Gen. 12:1 and also the God who appeared to him in verse 7 at Bethel. He had soon forgotten this great experience when farming suddenly came. He was confused and pressurized by the sudden lack of food, the only thing he could remember was Egypt.

If Abraham the father of faith could falter during his time of famine, I want you to realize that we must be well seasoned in the spirit of the world of God else we will compromise in our time of famine. To be seasoned means to take the word of God to heart, to keep the word alive and active in your day to day experience. Until the word of God pierces through the veil covering our mind and soul, His word will not have the right access to produce the kind of quality fruits that God demands from us. The Axe of God’s word must be laid upon the roots of soulish and wrong mentality of our lives, in order for there to be maximum breakthrough.

Today’s word of mediation

09-04-2010

Escape from Babylon

It is time to arise and blow the trumpet of migration out of Babylon. Those who are mark to journey to Zion’s hill cannot have an iota of the world’s desire in them. Zion is calling us to begin the journey! “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities”. Rev. 18:4-5. The days we live in are full of corruption and defiling religious system that requires a continual deep hatred for sin and its charming power over our lives if we must escape the present systemic pollution.  The corruption we are talking about today is gone beyond just sinning because the flesh has not been tamed. This corruption as to day with outright rebellion against everything that defines the will and ways of the Lord, this evil spirit conspire nations to come up with policies that stand against the Lord’s counsel for human redemption and development.

Nations and cultures that have gone into covenant to false spirit to keep their people bound in darkness must be exposed through the present manifestation of apostolic spirit.   A generation of believers must arise with the capacity of father Abraham to move out of what they are used to. Breaking away from one dimension of existence to the next take apostolic faith! A faith that only sees and hear what the Spirit of the is saying and its ready to obey at all cost. Little or nothing will be achieved if we refuse to see what the Lord is revealing concerning the nature and lifestyle of Babylon. When you look around you what do you see? How do you respond to what you witness around you? The condition of your heart towards ungodliness and unrighteousness speaks volumes to the state of your soul. We must all find our way of Egypt and Babylonian system into the Ark of safety before the day of the Lord judgment we must crave for the heart of truth, a truth that goes beyond religious rhetoric’s. God could not fully execute His judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah with Lot’s family still lingering in the land.

The land has almost swallowed them. Many Christian have almost been captured by the spirit of the age because of the greed and pride stilling persistent in their heart. Even though Lot’s wife had lost her soul to Sodom and Gomorrah’s life style, God’s mercy still prevailed by first bringing them out before raining down His fire of judgment on the land. This was the very reason why God called Abraham to come out of his father’s land which was the Babylon of his day. The Lord prophetically is calling our generation to come out of today’s Babylonian system of lifestyle. Are you ready and willing to obey the voice of the Lord? (Gen. 11) God in His mercy found Abraham and placed a call upon his life that would stand as a yardstick for the redemption of all humanity. For this mission to become effective, God said to him in Gen. 12:1 “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house to a land that I would show you. This great call reveals the mind of God concerning the perversions of our days, and how we can escape from its corruption. God will not do anything until you and I are ready to hearken to this same call of leaving:- a. Our country: – which is a type of spirit and mentality that governs the society we live in, the worldly system that is in enmity to God’s rules. b. from your family: –this is a spirit that predominantly rules and influences a family   negatively. It’s a system that binds the family under the yoke of idolatry and Ungodly habits and characters: spiritual blindness, poverty, self-centeredness pride, anger, covetousness, unforgiveness, racism and religious pride etc. God’s plan was to bring Abraham into a new level of order of civilization that would enhance his work of faith with Him. But God had to first purge him of his old idolatry mentality and Rev. 12, Rev. 18, again gives us a clearer picture of this spirit that ruled the country that Abraham came out from. “And after this thing I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, fallen and has become the habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit and a cage of every unclean and a hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven and God has remembered her iniquities“ Verse 4 reveals why God called Abraham to leave as seen in Gen. 12. John declared “I heard another voice from heaven saying come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins and that ye receive not of her plagues”. God’s intention was never to allow Abraham to share in the plague of Babylonian judgment. God refused to allow Abraham’s background to pollute the relationship he was about to establish with him. Heb. 11:8 says: by faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would afterwards received as an inheritance and he went out not knowing where he was going”. This lays a foundation of a new faith for humanity. God’s intention is for everybody to start this journey of faith in reaching Him. Remember that when man fell in the garden he was separated from God. Abraham life-style gives the church a hope that we can all reach God by faith again. It’s time to come out of wickedness ruling the hearts of men in our day. The Lord is building a new generation of people who are completely free from the strongholds of their earthly nature. As long as you and I still define our lives by our geographical birth-place we are still control and ruled by the system of humanistic tradition and culture. Everything that defines this worlds rule over your life must be abolished completely! The Lord must gain total control and dominion over your entire world.

Today’s word of meditation

08-04-2010

We shall continue on the teaching on exposing the spirit of Babylon.

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication”. So he carried me in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten hands. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abomination and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Rev. 17:1-6.

Note in Verse 1 that the angels who spoke with John had to {reveal} show him the judgment of the great harlot (Babylon) who sat on many waters (people) with whom the king of the Earth committed fornication and the inhabitants of the earth were drunk with the wine of her fornication. The word show in this context is a revelation experience to expose the mystery behind the spirit and nature of the harlot. Note: This scripture is not talking about a woman down the street corner somewhere selling her body for gain.

This harlot represents a humanistic system of existence; this is an organized system of practicing iniquity and rebellion.  This satanic system was set in motion to seduce the entire human race from the true path of righteousness and justice. You’ll notice the description she causes the inhabitant {humans} of the earth to drink the wine of her fornication. She uses the power of seduction and persuasion to lour people away from their true love for God.

This is a spirit that cannot be comprehended by the natural carnal religious mind-set.  It will take a person who has been totally given over to the rulership and guidance of the Spirit of truth to discern, disarm and destroy the operational dimensions of this deceptive spirit.

Those who are spiritually blind cannot unravel the ungodliness of the false order of existence walking in the hearts of men. The Angel of the Lord had to {unveil or reveal} show John for him to know (Ascertain by seeing, comprehend, probe into) and understand this satanic personality.

If we must come to the knowledge of this level of insight and accuracy, we then must have the spirit of God working actively in and through us and also have our prophetic and apostolic anointing activated through continual fellowship with the Lord. A lifestyle of obedience is a major key to judging this spirit that controls nations, cities and communities.

I will also want you to know that John was carried in the Spirit into the wilderness to see what is happening over nations. This simply implies that Babylon can never and will never be comprehended by the human eyes, for the natural man understands not the things of the spirit for they are foolish {carnal} to him. There must be a desire to go the way of wilderness. This is where hidden things are made bear through your season of separation. This separation is mostly necessary to recalibrate your discerning ability. As prophetic generation of people we need to take out time to be separated from friends loved ones to hear the direction of the Spirit for our family, community city and nation.     For you and I to fully comprehend the spirit working in around your environment your sight must be constantly be washed through the revelation ministry of the word.

Eph. 1:18-19.

The reason for this is because Babylon is a MYSTERY (Rev. 17:5-6) that can only be unraveled or identified by the transformational power of the inner man. Worldly mentality cannot know or understand this spirit because it operates through humanistic ideologies.  The truth and life of Christ must be relevant and visible in the true church before it can be dealt with; a church born with a prophetic and apostolic anointing just like we saw in the book of Acts of the Apostles can easily identify and destroy this spirit. Everything they did was by the Spirit and through the Spirit in order to remain victorious. This was exemplified in Acts chapter 5;

Acts 5:1-15

But there was a man named Ananias (with his wife Sapphira) who sold some property 2 and brought only part of the money, claiming it was the full price. (His wife had agreed to this deception.)

3 But Peter said, “Ananias, Satan has filled your heart. When you claimed this was the full price, you were lying to the Holy Spirit.

4 The property was yours to sell or not, as you wished. And after selling it, it was yours to decide how much to give. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us, but to God.”

5 As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor, dead! Everyone was terrified,

6 and the younger men covered him with a sheet and took him out and buried him.

7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Did you people sell your land for such and such a price?”

“Yes,” she replied, “we did.”

9 And Peter said, “How could you and your husband even think of doing a thing like this-conspiring together to test the Spirit of God’s ability to know what is going on? Just outside that door are the young men who buried your husband, and they will carry you out too.”

10 Instantly she fell to the floor, dead, and the young men came in and, seeing that she was dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Terror gripped the entire church and all others who heard what had happened.

12 Meanwhile, the apostles were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Solomon’s Hall, and they did many remarkable miracles among the people. 13 The other believers didn’t dare join them, though, but all had the highest regard for them. 14 And more and more believers were added to the Lord, crowds both of men and women. TLB

The present day move of God must accelerate divine truth to fight against that spirit that is drunk with the blood of the saints and prophets so as to preserve the great seed of God’s prophetic and apostolic moves of the spirit.

It is time to arise and blow the trumpet of migration from Babylon to Zion “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities”. Rev. 18:4-5.

Today’s word of meditation

01-04-2010

Exposing the spirit of Babylon

Yesterday we began to look into something a little different from the past thought in our study. i know that some of the concept we’ve learnt and studied from the book of Esther has given us the right template and awareness of what the Spirit of the Lord is busy doing in our time and how we are to position ourselves through the help of Mordecai in participating. i felt it will be right to direct your thought toward another  present emphasis of the Spirit in regards to exposing the spirit of lawlessness. Nimrod was the founder of the empire known as Babylon. Today Babylon is not seen or identify as a physical place even though we have certain geographical areas within the earth who have completely dedicated themselves to rebellious ways of existence. We shall continue our teaching in looking into this ungodly spirit that operates within the lives of. Its my prayer that you will not all this spirit to take control of your heart. To understand the post you need to go back to the foundation we laid yesterday. THE FOUNDATION OF SEDUCTION The kingdom of Babylon was another type of Satan’s plot against God’s kingdom and creation in order for them to rebel against their Creator. Babylon is a type of fallen human government that out rightly stands against the rulership and principle of divine order to transformation and restoration back to the Father. It represents false unity. It’s a place of perversion of the spirit of excellence that God gave man to create and advance his destiny according to Gen. 2. They agreed to come together to make bricks and bake them thoroughly to build what their mind has imagined was completely against the pattern of divine process. The system of building with bricks is a worldly and a perverted system compare to the accurate pattern of the kingdom which is building with cute stones from the quarry. It’s a system that forces false unity and peace on humanity without God’s principle for peace in place; instead of following God’s right pattern of building with fitted stones that locks into each other according to the pattern shown in building Solomon’s temple. The scripture said all the stone where cut at the quarry before they where brought to the building site where each stone fit into each other without any form of force.  The driving force of human government today is completely built on the values and principle of Babylon. Unfortunately, this system has found its way into the Body of Christ. People are willing and ready to join affinity with anyone who has resource or talent without finding out where the resource or talent came from. The spirit of Nimrod is very much at work today in the life of many. The pattern of Babylon is an outright rebellion to God’s pattern, principle and system of kingdom building. We must realize and discern the effect and implication of Babylonian system of operation in our society today, if we truly want to be victorious in our Christian race. Today, Nimrod and Babylon may not be visible to our natural eyes but they are spiritual, political and economical systems presently working in our day today activity. They are there working to seduce every person who is spiritually blind and deaf to the will and purpose of God. Those who desire to be accurate in the things of God must increase their level of discernment and prophetic grace to avoid this seductive weapon of hell. This spirit fights against our migration to the next purpose of God’s agenda for our destiny; she will try to seduce us to compromise our spiritual standard of faith for temporal pleasure of Egypt at all cost. Jezebel, the present day spirit of Babylon: Today Jezebel is known as the Mother Babylon the city of harlotry. The charm and seductive power of Jezebel can only be resisted when we have completely given ourselves to the leading and controlling power of the Holy Spirit. No body in his or her right mind challenges this evil spirit without the backing of the lord. Wisdom is required to face and fight this spirit of the age. The word said when the prince of this world came to Jesus to find if he could hold anything against Christ; the scripture said he found nothing of himself in Him. This is the testimony we all need as Sons in the kingdom in this last day if we are going to overcome the spirit that causes Prophets to run away. The scripture warns us in Prove. 7:24-27 concerning the way of Babylon “Now therefore listen to me my children, Pay attention to the words of my mouth,Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways. Do not stray into her paths, for she has cast down many wounded, and all who were slain by her were strong men. Her house is the way to hell, descending into the chambers of death”. He who must be victorious and triumphant in this last day must depart from the way of Babylon for she has embarked on a mission to entice the whole world from believing in God and His Son Jesus Christ. “She tells you, you don’t have to suffer while pleasure and wealth is your portion”. She advises you to go down to Egypt and get whatever you need. She tells you “why go to God in prayer when I can afford to give you the money, the fame, influence and power for recognition. At this point I will like to take your mind to the biblical description of the present day Babylonian spirit”.

Today’s words of meditation

31-03-2010

The rise of a new age form of worship and the mystery of iniquity seating in the house of God demanding worship from the Saints.

2 Thess 2:7-8

7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

NKJV

Right from the fall of man, God embarked on the process of reforming and restoring man far beyond his original state of fall in the garden. This process or journey of restoration began when God killed an animal and used its skin in replacement for the drying leaves Adam and Eve substituted for the initial covering glory on them. This shows a great deal of the love, compassion and mercy of God over His creation even after their sin.

You’ll discover throughout the book of Genesis that God’s intention was to call out a man, a race, a tribe or a nation from the perverted rebellious humanistic system. We saw how God called Enoch and Noah in Gen. 5 & 6 to establish a standard and a new order of existence, pattern after complete obedience and unconditional love for truth and righteousness.

The call of Abraham in Gen. 12 gives us a vivid and a clear picture of God’s ultimate intention for the redemption and restoration of His people back to Himself. The Lord’s desire is for those apprehended for his name to exit the ungodly corrupt, perverted humanistic system of the day within the template of reasoning; his plan is for them to live in a realm of life pattern after the order of Christ, our high priest.

It will interest you to know that Abraham was a descendant of the Land of the Chaldeans (Babylon, the place known for idol worship). I am sure you are well familiar with the story of the building of this first manmade empire called Babel (Babylon).

INTRODUCING BABYLON

(Gen. 10:8-10) Nimrod was the founder of Babel, which is also known as {rebellion} Babylon. After the great flood of Noah’s days the scripture introduced Nimrod as a mighty hunter before the Lord and the beginning of his kingdom was Babel. Babel literally means confusion or rebellion. This implies that whatever inspired Nimrod to start building of his empire represents an idea of rebellion, disorder, confusion; self-rule and compromise in the eyes of the Lord.

The very foundation of this humanistic system that seem to the natural carnal eyes to be reaching high into the Lords presence can only be identity and destroy through a higher dimension of a true dynamic prophetic apostolic insight. This false apostolic spirit building on a level ground of soulish pride, instead of moving towards the preferred place of the Spirit was completely brought down when the Lord came to inspect what the sons of men a elevating before him. The foundation we lay or that was laid on our behalf certainly determines the type of {ideology} structure, template or view we are going to be building on even after we become saved if they are not pulled down through kingdom knowledge.

Nimrod began a kingdom of a well-organized idolatry system of existence which automatically gave Satan another leeway to operate within the affairs of mankind again. Gen. 11:1-5 gave us a clear picture of the intention of Nimrod’s Tower in Babel. It was a Tower of conspiracy; it symbolizes compromise, rebellion and disobedience against God’s divine rule and authority.

The aim of building this ungodly tower was to reach {Gods kingdom} heaven on humanistic new age terms; their desire was to claim equality with God through their perverted imagination. Many today even within the Body of Christ have completely gone the way of rebellion against the laid down pattern, principle and protocol of the Spirit all in the name of being led by the spirit.

Man’s government cannot stand or resist the order and authority of the kingdom of God. No matter how organized our iniquity and idolatry is, we are bound to fail. This was the birth place of organized religious humanistic intuition called the new age system of worship began. This unholy desire reminds me of Satan’s ambition in the beginning, when he said: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, on the farthest side of the north. I will ascend above the height of the clouds; I will be like the highest God…” Isaiah 14:12-14.

we shall be looking into this mystery of iniquity brewing in the hearts of the nations.  stay with me on this interesting topic.

have a blessed and a fruitful day.

Today’s word of meditation

26-03-2010

Continuation on the lesson to learn from the book of Esther

Josh 3:3-4

“When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. 4 Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about a thousand yards between you and the ark; do not go near it.” NIV

A very good morning to you, we concluded yesterday’s teaching by looking into the type of character quality {virtue} Mordecai instilled in the life of Esther before she made her grand appearance before the one of the most powerful kingdom in her days. Right away I’ll like to ask you if you’ve been able to discern ‘the Mordecai’ assigned to prepare you for the great interface with the kingdom of this world? It’s highly important you’re able to accurately answer this question truthfully lest you waste time and energy trying to be what you are not or doing what you’ve not been assigned for. After many gave to Christ they become redundant because they lack the required Mordecai’s capacity to build and groom them for their assigned destiny.

The scripture in Joshua chapter 3 gives us a very good lesson to be learned from if we are going to cross to the other side of divine purpose.  The Lord told Joshua to inform the people to break forth camp and move forward. The Israelites where rebuked for dwelling too long on the mountain. Their lives had come into a state of religion dogmas. They had abandoned the journey.    Sometime when we climb the mountain feel the presence of the Lord and come to that placed of glory, we seldom don’t want to go back down  the valley where the power of the glory we’ve experience is needed.  We forget the essence of the glory is to encourage and empower us to keep advancing the kingdom of God among those who desperately need him.

Moving into the third day ministry demand a new kind of visionary leadership with the right kingdom values system to train and release men to their assigned destiny.  Having said this, a new a kind of followership is required for this type of leaders to finish their purpose. A followership life Esther who is ready to truth and obey the leading and guidance of the Sprit through the life of Mordecai.  These two dynamics must interface if the glory of the Lord must cover the earth as the water cover the sea.

The book of Esther is a material of great analogies that helps us to put the battle between the kingdom of God and that of humanism into accurate perceptive. It takes a kingdom minded heart to fully understand what is taking place in the book. You need to think beyond the walls of religion to hear what the Spirit is saying through this powerful material.

The issue of mentoring or leadership has been grossly abused both from the secular world and the religious system many today called the Church. It is a clear fact that the Church of Christ will never rape the bride of Chris! The reality and failure of the past leadership should not in any way nullify the place of kingdom based leadership or mentorship like some prefer to call it in this new day. I personally have been abused by some of the people who were assigned to train, prepare and release me in to my ordained assignment, yet I have also met some of the most wonderful leaders in my time who did not take advantage of me but did their best to inform, transform and impart my life with kingdom education.

The fact that you are reading this material now testifies to their credit of impact in my life.  We need not to gaze our sight on past failure of men but on the future the Lord is preparing us for. Putting your attention of your past can sap your strength and vision of a better tomorrow. The fact that one million people have failed you in their position of leadership or mentorship does not necessarily suggest you will be failed again by those the Lord is presently brining into your life.

When you allow the past to be the determining factor of your response to the present demand of the Spirit you will continue in the circle of defeat!  Its’ an amazing thing to have a Mordecai type of leader in your life, a visionary empowered to build, prepare and release you to your filed of assigned destiny. Excellence in life does not come by chance; they come by choice to be different despite the challenges around.

Mistake is part of life and growing up, but if we allow ourselves to be developed and guided through inspired men and women the Lord has placed around our lives, we will definitely reduce the amount of mistake.  In most cases many are quick to forget it was the Lord who has being leading and directing their steps when they finally make to their palace of assignment.  We live in days of great darkness; this darkness is qualified in the bible as deep seated spiritual ignorance that will eclipse the minds of earth dwellers.  Unfortunately, many believers are allowing this forceful darkness to infiltrate their position in Christ.  What I’m saying, we need to guard our hearts and arm of faith with total obedience to the voice and leading of the Spirit. Deception is thinking we can successfully live our lives without governing authority of God. Even when we get to the palace like Esther did we still need the ministry of Mordecai like the Holy Spirit to keep us in check and remind us of the reason why we are sent to present position.

Accurate understanding of who you are, and the reason why you’ve been sent to where you are at this moment in time gives you unprecedented access to kingdom resource to effect lasting positive impact on your world.  Queen Esther had to be remembered of the reason why she was sent to the palace lest she become irrelevant! Many have been saved for decades without understanding their identity and purpose of mission. This is tragedy!

The ministry of Mordecai is curtail to the development and well being of Esther’s purpose in the day of choosing a bride for a king who rules one of the most powerful human kingdoms in his time.  As Lord plans to interface us with the worlds system in order to bring his eternal purpose to bear, we need to be alert and mindful of why we are in the king’s palace. For those who have not allowed themselves to be sanctified through the ministry of Mordecai will certainly find it difficult not to compromise the standard of the kingdom when they get to the palace.  Knowing and taking your rightful place in this season requires a translation from your old mold of thinking and perceiving things.

Complete exit from Babylonian concept of reasoning is one of the most difficult challenge yet it is doable if when learn to submit to the leadership of Mordecai a type of the Holy Spirit.  Kingdom sight is required for kingdom battle. We are not allowed to move before time. We have to be ready and fully inform of our reasoning for going to the place. Meaning in time past has had the opportunity to have audience with powerful kings of the earth but they got cutup with the beauty and fame of the place. They forgot they were sent for a mission.

Understanding the principle and process of how the Lord fights his wars and battle is highly crucial to achieving personal or corporate victory. When there is a lack of ungraded spiritual insight {clear understanding} to the strategic direction of kingdom takeover, we become weary and susceptible to the lies of the enemy.  Fighting the battle of the Lord requires more than just the now ‘how of prayer and intercession’; we need a clear prophetic insight in applying the ministry of wisdom in attacking the garrison of the enemy.

Mordecai and Esther showed us how to play the game of kingdom take power without lifting a fleshy weapon. You can’t win the battle of the Lord by using the same weapon you enemy fashioned.  Many times believers and church leaders have tried to defeat the enemy through using the very same weapon he invented and used to fight.  This is certainly a new day in the Spirit that requires man and women to return to the Lord for newer insight and direction for that which is before the 21st century believers. I can’t overemphasis the need to retrain and regain capacity and competency in fighting this complex war. The battle is not with flesh and blood but highly sophisticated principalities; these spirits governs the nature, culture and economic condition of a region.  They operate through those who have made themselves available to be deceived. Many thing of the enemy as a being with two horns, you can’t have this mentality a successfully live a victorious life.  Unmasking the enemy is the second most important thing you need to know after acquiring the revelation of Christ, the pattern Son.

we shall continue on this thought. have a blessed and prosperous day.

Today’s word of mediation

25-03-2010

Continuation on the book of Esther

Est 2:1-4

2:1 Later when the anger of King Xerxes had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what he had decreed about her. 2 Then the king’s personal attendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king. 3 Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful girls into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them. 4 Then let the girl who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.” This advice appealed to the king, and he followed it. NIV

The enemy is very strategic, subtle and decisive when he’s ready to attack and that’s exactly what he did to queen Vashti. Vashti is a type of a Church that no longer listens to the voice of the King because she has become so powerful.  The scripture said she also kept her own party with other women.  she might have done this with the consent of the king but the big question is, why did she refuse to respond to the call of her husband, the king when she was sent for? could her action suggest her dishonor for the King?

According to the law of Persia Media that seem to suggest high level honor and respect for authority at all level according to Chapter 1:16-20, she was quite aware of what she was doing. The issue here is about having a clear sense of the time irrespective of what you are doing or where you are. The voice of the king should be paramount to everything else.  She allowed herself to deceive by her place as the queen.  It cost her dearly!

As the Esther Church, growing our spiritman to know how to perceive and discern the leading and direction of the Lord’s voice, in regards to navigating the traps and pit holes of the enemy is vital to victorious living.  A sense of awareness of divine purpose and mandate will always keeps one alert from the unforeseen challenges that might come even in days of great blessing. Many get easily defeated or carried away due to their lack of sensitivity. Indulgence in self glory is highly dangerous to this new realm the Lord is calling us into.

We can’t afford to take our eyes of the Lord no matter where we are and what we have. Vasthi’s lack of discernment of the times demoted from her position as a queen.  She was replayed by someone with better quality of character, attitude and value. Please read Proverbs 31 and examine the quality of a virtuous woman. This is the type of Church the holy Spirit is preparing for Christ in the end time.

Most time we allow ourselves to be blinded by secondary issues. As important as certain things maybe we need the wisdom of the Lord to help know and keep the order of priority.  Allowing the external to define our values and priority we not only cost us but bring judgment upon ourselves.

A daily engagement of your faith in the reality of truth as a priority to your new found culture in Christ cannot be overemphasis if you must remain focus on that which is priority to the Lord.  I do believe the book of Esther is one of the most resourceful Bible materials that can help us make sense of the days we live, and can also give us the enabling capacity to navigate this season without casualty.

This book teaches us how seemly bad situation or circumstance can actually be the very source that leads us to our ordained destiny. The process of turning one Jewish slave girl into the wife of one of the most powerful kingdoms in human history to me is beyond what the mind can comprehend. This book is packed with principles, values, and strategies that are applicable to today’s believer’s fight against the activity of hell.

This material give shows us the rule of engaging high level enemies of the kingdom, yet completely silent about our religiously ideologies. Meaning, it’s the only book in the entire bible where the name God is not mention. Everything that was done in the life of Esther was done through the direction and guidance of the Spirit.

The word of the Lord says, for this reason the Son of man was sent {manifested} to destroy the works of the enemy. identifying the enemy and his activity through prophetic apostolic anointing {release} is crucial to destroying Satan’s activity in today’s society. Christ was sent to destroy the works and not the enemy.

How to destroy the works of the enemy is something religion cannot understand. This is because the works of the enemy works through religion and other humanistic activity that keeps people and society in bondage.

Your spiritual sight needs to be calibrated to find the works of the enemy within your own life and your family before you are enabled to advance to fighting the works of the enemy within the city. Heaven had to first identify what the enemy represent in each society and community before you are empowered to destroy them.  This means that you must work in close relation with what heaven’s directive at all times. Your ears and eyes must be focused on the Lord agenda for the earth irrespective of where you are.

The preferred principle should be; your kingdom come and your will be done just as its being established in heaven. The Lord’s desire is to duplicate his kingdom here on earth, and it’s your duty and mine to make sure that desire is completely establish it.  This was what Esther and Mordecai did in the land of bondage.  This should also be the guiding, motivation and priority of every true disciple of Christ in the 21stcentury.

Without the kingdom values instilled in Esther by his uncle Mordecai, she would have been captured and become blind by the amount of wealth and affluence she came into. It’s important you remind yourself that you are not allowed to be deceived by either by where you are at the moment or what you are about to come into, wealth and power could be tools in both the hand of believers or the enemy, it all depend on the condition or state of our heart.

Knowing that every opportunity you’ve been given is for the purposes of the Lord to become manifest on earth gives you a sense of fulfillment. Guarding your heart against covetousness requires a keen understanding of the divine hand that brought you to where you are at the moment and if you learn to remain faithful to the leading of the Spirit you will be taken to a higher realm of authority and dominion.

Esther and Mordecai where both accurate representatives of their calling and purpose in the land of the Medes, their condition never stopped them from fulfilling the Lord’s desired plan.  Babylon must be taken by a company of men and women who have no regard for gold and silver!

we shall continue tomorrow

Today’s word of meditation

24-03-2010

Extracting relevant patterns principles from the book of Esther Dan 2:19-21 19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven 20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. NIV Est 1:1-9 1:1 This is what happened during the time of Xerxes, the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush: 2 At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne in the citadel of Susa, 3 and in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his nobles and officials. The military leaders of Persia and Media, the princes, and the nobles of the provinces were present. 4 For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty. 5 When these days were over, the king gave a banquet, lasting seven days, in the enclosed garden of the king’s palace, for all the people from the least to the greatest, who were in the citadel of Susa. 6 The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly stones. 7 Wine was served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other, and the royal wine was abundant, in keeping with the king’s liberality. 8 By the king’s command each guest was allowed to drink in his own way, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished. 9 Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes. NIV

We started last week in looking into some very relevant blueprint and principles in regards to how the Lord is planting the seed of his kingdom amongst very powerful humanistic empires in our day. Globalization is the principle and process of bringing the world under one world government.  This is exactly what the Lord commissioned to the Church to do but we’ve allowed enemy take advantage of our lukewarmness.  The Lord is using the world to remind us of the great commission which says we most go into all the world {ethnos} and make disciple of all nations.Globalization is a powerful tool in the hand of the Lord in breaking the back of the enemy in this new day of the Spirit if the Church will present herself under the Leadership of the kingdom of God.  The issue of availability to the teaching and demand of the Lords for what he is doing is a complex one, in a day where the Church has become so power and mighty in the palace of the kings of the earth yet weak and blind to her purpose.  Lets read Rev 3:1-6 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘ I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.  2’Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.  3’So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.  4’But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.  5′ He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.  6′ He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’  NASU

Those who are mature in reading the signs of the time understand that we are living in an exciting season. A season ordained for serving the best of the wine of the Spirit. The Lord is preparing those called to serve at the table of this new day into a season of chastity. Purity of thought and intention within the house of the Lord is highly regarded. The scripture says in a great house, there are different kinds of vessels, some unto honor while others are unto dishonor but if anyone will purify himself he shall be vessel met for the master’s use. This is where you and I desire to reach in recommendation, a pattern of the best of wines ready and willing to be poured out for the drinking pleasure of the king and Lord of our soul. The Lord will not have us ignorant of the humanity in regards to how we are expected to discern and function in readiness to the coming of the Lord among the nations.   One issue that keeps coming to my mind is how the Church presently perceives herself and the world around her in line with her prophetic purpose. When we allow our polluted environment to shape and determine the level of our understanding in relation perceiving and dealing with issue, then, we’ve given the enemy a higher ground in the battle of the kingdom.

Today’s word of mediation

19 03-2010

Esther 4:14 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” NIV The call to raise a strong prophetic intercessory voice amidst this day of gross darkness cannot be over emphasis.  The Spirit of the Lord is stirring all followers of the Lamb into the arena of high level intercession that will intercept the counsel of darkness and bring the glory of the Father’s purpose to bear. A deep sense of the activity of this present season is getting cleaner as we press into the mind of the Lord. Those truly seeking the appearance of the Lord to their generation are constantly.  The sense of spiritual responsibility needs to dawn on you and me as the Lord demand we take back our communities and nation for him. We have been sent to wherever we are now for a divine purpose that must be fulfil irrespective of the challenge or trial we might be facing. Queen Esther was reminded of the reason of getting married to the king. Mordecai warned Esther according to verse 14 of chapter 4 not to remain silent of what is happening to the Israelite. Those who think because they are in the Kings house, they will not be affected by the war the enemy is posting to the tribe of the Lord are been deceived. We open our eyes and see what the enemy is string all across the world. This new day of the Lord demand a mentality of wisdom in strategic intercession. Please give yourself know what the Lord is doing where he has placed you. Do you know that you’ve been placed where you are now for a divine reason? As the Lord to open your eyes to see the reason why you are in the place you’ve been placed now. Esther must guard herself in prayer and fasting for three days and then make her grand appearance before the King. Are you preparing to yourself to appear before the kings of the hearth. We shall continue on this thought. Have a wonderful weekend.

Today’s word of meditation

18-03-2010

Greeting in the name our Lord, Isaiah 62:1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. NIV The heart cry {prayer} of an intercessor reveals what the Father desire to see birth in and around the nations. Without Out doubt, the Lord is sharing is glorious vision and passion with those who have dedicated their entire life to the ministry of his presence.  Ministering before the face of the Lord is the highest honor that can be given to any mortal. Very few people have the privilege of hearing this ministry not because the Lord has not called men but because men have refused to pay the price of leaving a selfless life.   One of the beauties of walking with God is that you have the privilege not only to see what the Lord is doing but to also shear in the doing. Nothing happens in and around your life without the Lord informing you because he knows you will definitely respond to his desire. Now, the shearing of information or revelation if you like, is spiritually based, meaning the carnal earthly minded person cannot understand divine things. To participate in the ministry of changing the course of human destiny you’ll certainly need to develop a template of true spirituality. In context to the scripture above we see two characters shown; one,  called not to be silent in bringing the will of the Lord into reality while the other will exhibit the power of kingdom based intercession. This last group of people called Zion’s generation is presently out of shape because they have refused to follow the will and plan of the Lord. Yet they have a role in reshaping and transforming the state and condition of the earth according to their prophetic promise. When one looks at the present state of the Zion’s company of men and women, one can almost doubt if the prophetic mandate of the Lord will have come to pass. They seem to be divided among themselves and also blind to the very desire of the Lord for their generation. The present condition of the Church is stirring afresh the ministry of prophetic intercession and apostolic realignment all across the globe. Either the church likes it or not, the determined counsel of the Father will be fulfilled. As the Spirit of the Lord stirs his remnant back to the altar of prayer, many will hear the call and respond in day and night prays until the righteousness of {Zion} the Church of Christ shines out like the noon day. Prophet Isaiah through the eyes of the Spirit saw the restored positioned of the people of the Lord and he warned that we must not be silent in the days when things may look contrary to the promise.  Our duty in this season of uncertainty is to mobilize all saints back to the threshold of pure intercessory lifestyle. The kingdoms of this world must become the kingdom of our Lord and his Christ. The glory and righteousness of Zion is about to be revealed in full.  Her salvation is ready blaze fort like the noon day.  It time you make yourself available for that which the Spirit of the Lord is doing in your community and the rest of the world. Don’t get distracted by false prophetic reports.

Day’s word of meditation

16—03-2010

We shall be concluding our teaching on Architect of the future this morning. A looking forward attitude toward a preffered tomorrow in Christ gives us hope, courage and stability in days of fear and uncertainty.    Let’s consider this apostolic admonition of Paul to the Corinthians as we conclude the rest of the message.

2 Cor 4:18

18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. NKJV

Infiltrating the kingdoms of the world;

Our mandate as believers is to infiltrate and invade every dark system of the world with the ever-blazing light of kingdom truth. This will be done through the use of a higher and more superior law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. The law that governs this present world’s concept of thinking and and handling issue are just too weak a philosophy to stand or resist the ever complex realities of the 21st century.

fallen humans do not have the required capacity to deal with issues. no matter how they try to put things in order, the fact that their lives are not in alignment with the perfect will of the Lord brings everything around down.  we have been giving the mandate to bring sanity and peace to all these areas of life been ruled and controlled by the power of darkness.  Until they kingdoms of these world becomes the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ we are not permitted to give up. The word of the Lord says we are the light and salt of the world. Our duty is to continue to shine and season humanity through our purified lifestyle.

A shepherd’s rod is all you need;

When the Lord finally trained and equipped Moses at the back side of the wilderness for forty years; he was sent back to confront Pharaoh with a shepherd’s rod. There is a gift or talent the Lord is busy calibrating in your heart that will be relevant in the day of your release.

When we allow God to take us through our own process of wilderness of preparation, we become qualify shepherds to lead a generation out of bondage.  All the Lord use was a rod to lead his people out of the house of Egypt because someone was ready to yield himself. God asked Moses what is that is your hands? To Moses it was just a shepherd’s rod to lead and correct straying sheep but to God it was all he needed to confront Pharaoh and his entire army and magicians.

The call and commission of Moses typifies our mission as present day kingdom based agents to confront the Pharaohs of our generation with the rod of God in our hand.  You’ll notice that Moses brought the magicians of Egypt to a realm where they could not duplicate or counterfeit the signs and wonders; hence they said to Pharaoh this is the hand of God. Capacity must be built at every level for strategic victory.

Judg 3:1-6

Now these are the nations which the LORD left, that He might test Israel by them, that is, all who had not known any of the wars in Canaan  2(this was only so that the generations of the children of Israel might be taught to know war, at least those who had not formerly known it), 3 namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath. 4 And they were left, that He might test Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

5 Thus the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons; and they served their gods.

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Due to the lack of proper teaching and prophetic understanding of the father’s intension for this generation, so many Christian are losing the battle of re-possessing the promised land; the wrong emphasis and focus of building capacity for the present and the future has left many in the camp to become weak and feeble on their knees to advance into the preferred realm of spiritual and mental breakthrough.

We need to know where we are prophetically in Gods agenda in order to accurately stand and advance in purpose. To successfully navigate into our day of maximum impact; we need a strong prophetic sight and an accurate apostolic base that will build and enhance the mentality required to face the philistines and Goliaths deifying the armies of the living God. Davidic life and ability must be built within every believer’s paradigm in this epic battle of the soul of the nations.

Welcome to the new world

It is imperative to accurately understand that the philosophy of the world’s system is constantly changing in such a speed that the key player of government institutions and the business community are finding it very hard to keep up with the trend of change. Laws and policies all over the world are crumbling in such a way that people don’t know what to belief again. as humanistic system infiltrates the fiber of the institutions including the Church, you need to raise the level of your spiritual resource.  Your heart must seek for the present voice and operation of the Spirit.

There are two basic mental paradigm shift taking place in the world. One seeks to promote the kingdom of darkness while the other seeks to promote the will and purpose of the kingdom of God in and through your life. These two realities are spiritually based but they need a house {body} where they express their reality. The battle of the last day will be fought and won within human mind. Therefore the emphasis and the relevancy of the present day message are to penetrate the light of Gods truth within the veiled human soul. The church must exit the realm of infancy to manhood in her strategy of using wisdom and authority in dealing the works of the enemy.

Capacities are in three levels

  • spiritual
  • education
  • psychological
  • and socioeconomic level

Understanding the core strategy for accurate change

Your ability to change must not only be determined by chance or present circumstance; your change must be defined and driven by an accurate vision of your predetermined future. People, situation or circumstances planned by the enemy must not push you into making ill prepared decision. You must never be at the mercy of situation. Your internal reality of the place call there must continue to stimulate your passion for that preferred future.  Do not let the lack of competency and capacity to drive you, your family or business to where the Lord has not planned for you.

Today’s word of meditation

15-03-2010

A very good morning to you, hope you had a blessed weekend? We shall continue our study on the Architect of the future.  the issue of building a better future through  prophetic understanding plays a key in advancing towards the finish. There’s a mission the Lord began and we are giving the mandate to accomplish.

2 Cor 4:18

18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. NKJV

Evaluating your capacity;

This requires a clear precise vision of the present existence capacity of the corporate and individual Body of Christ, and on the same stand, it also requires the paradigm to see and build the required future that will usher in the kingdom of God into this present generation. I’m sure you are aware of the rumors already spreading that the world will be ending in the 2012.

For those who do not have clear spiritual biblical foundation, will definitely be hit by this gruesome wave of deception. There’s no doubt that God is speaking through many signs all across the globe but that does not suggest it’s the end of the work. It’s time you set your mind and focus on the bigger picture of building the right capacity that keeps you on the path of following the voice of the lamb wheresoever’s he’s going.

Please don’t be deceive, give your heart to following the principles of truth concerning the appearance of the Lord. Until the Lord appears in the hearts of his people he can’t appear to the world. This world as we see it must be change and brought under the leadership and government of the kingdom of God. You and me have work to do and we must keep our focus on building the right capacity to finish our assignment in time.

Jesus said I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am is where I want you to be where is Jesus presently preparing for us as kingdom citizen? This place not limited to a heavenly physical mansion as we have been taught to believe, there is another realm of ascended truth that shows us that this mansion Christ is building is a type of his present priesthood of intercession that will bring those apprehended into total union with him.  This Manson is the present house of David that been crafting in the {heart of men} heavenly realms that will affect the condition of the earth positively.

The place of agreeing with his kingdom and will over the earth place an important role access that mansion, the transformed life of men. This mansion is a type of quality of life and capacity presently being built within our human spirit that through reveal the treasure of the kingdom of heaven. Heaven is presenting coming to dwell amongst men! You need to build a spiritual dimension that guarantees the ability to house and manifest the Christ governmental life, glory, and dominion within every sector of human existence.

As we embrace the new order of priesthood, patterned after the order of an endless life of melchizedik; we move into the realm where the Christ, through Church becomes the answer and solution to every human blindness.

The present generation of believers needs to be prepared and empowered by the revelation of the present emphasis of the Spirit in order to understand her calling and required responsibility in shaping and transforming the destiny of the 21st century community.

Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that processed out of the mouth of God…only the proceeding words carries the capacity to bring a lasting reformation and restoration of the people to their preferred destination.

Infiltrating the kingdoms of the world;

Our mandate is to infiltrate and invade every system and government of the world, by a higher law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus until they kingdoms of these world becomes the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ.

Today’s word of meditation

11-03-2010

Good morning to you. We shall continue this morning where we stopped yesterday. I introduced you to a word yesterday that is mostly use by buildings or engineers. We can say that an architect is a both a designer and an inventor. By default, God is the first inventor. Everything we can see or can’t see is created by him and for his glory. Not only did he invent the universe, he also created you and me in his own very image and likeness. Fallen humans have their own theories about the creation of man. Some say man came from ape, while others have their own funny ideology about where man came from. 

Heb 1:10-12 0 He also says, “In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.  12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”   NIV What do you believe concerning creation?  If you’ve been born of truth, you’ll surely understand that those funny theories concerning evolution are all lies and deception to sidetrack mankind from the path of knowing his creator.  The moment the enemy can convince you to believe something different from God’s definition of your creation; it becomes highly difficult for you to see into the eternal plan and purposes of the Lord for your life and community. Your destiny is secured in your knowledge of whom you are and where you came from. You are not a product of an ape. You came from the Lord who is the creator of the heavens and the earth.

To have a full assurance of your true image is to position yourself for a glorious and a blissful future. You can architect your future by believing and accepting what your ordained purpose in Christ is all about. Deception comes when people get confused about concerning what they belief. We are in days of great deception and lies that require you to be a student of the word of God. Millions today are going into all kinds of astral projection and funny things, just to be accepted or know the outcome of their future. You don’t have to bow to the pressure of the 21st century cultic culture. Stay in the position divine light and let Christ glory illuminate your entire soul. You don’t need men to affirm or approve who you are in Christ. One of the joys of knowing the Lord is you become free from popular opinions and ideologies of the world.

This truth I’m explaining don’t just work automatically, you need to step into the reality of its application on a daily basis. What do I mean by that? You need to start feeding on the meat of the proceeding word of God so you can grow in the necessary spiritual nutrient and capacity to bring that identity of Christ into reality. The image of God is inside of you but you have to allow it to be manifest through what the scripture calls the fruit of the spirit. Building a future for yourself means agreeing what is written about you and your generation in the holy word of God. What you are feeding on will determine what you are going to become tomorrow! Please not that all I have been trying to pass across to you is not just about you having a good future but realizing that your life has been designed for a specific purpose for your generation. This mean, you have move into the reality of feeding on what will give you the accuracy of your image and destiny in Christ so you can step into the arena of doing the will of the Father. The more you feed on the meat of the word, the more you develop the strength and capacity to accept and do the will of the Lord. Most Christians don’t get to this point of their journey because of the reality of carnality.

Your soul must be brought under the governing power of the Holy Spirit to step into the position of knowing and then doing the will of the Father. Here is Christ testimony concerning the issue… But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. (John 4:32-35  KJV) There is an apostolic mandate giving to all those apprehended for the Lord, designed and ordained for their generation. This mandate is like a relay race. One generation passes the Barton of the prophetic purpose to the next. God’s eternal council must advance from their hand to the next frontier.

Most are times; the realities and circumstances that surround the fulfillment of this mandate contradict our limited philosophy and ideology of Christian.  Vision for a preferred future; To become builders of a future that not only seek to save just our immediate family but generation of people like we see in the likes of Noah, Joseph, Moses, Roth, Esther, Joseph-the father of Jesus, David, Christ Paul and the Apostles.  We need a visionary capacity to find favor with God and men. This will grant us the ability to receive the dimension and measurement of the type of Ark we are required to build in anticipation for the coming flood. It took Noah 120 years to build an apostolic kind of quality lifestyle {Ark} to save his {generation} family from the coming flood, yet the people of his generation never for a minute give heed to the sign of the Ark they saw Noah built. Noah’s life and what he built was a type of a prophetic warning but they still did not change because the Ark never looks like what they know or can relate to. we shall continue tomorrow. have a blessed day.

Today’s word of meditation

10-03-2010

Architects of the future

Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. TLB I was listening to a man of God preached on one of the cable network program yesterday on developing the right attitude. This word came in such a refreshing way to me because I was truly battling with a issues. It is amazing how the Lord will speak to us through vessel we might sometime just want to push off. I guess that’s also a negative attitude most church leaders have developed.

I do know that this minister’s doctrinal belief is not hundred percept scriptural right, but then I felt I should listen on and I end up getting blessed with his insight on the issue. The Lord is ever speaking to us if we are ready to hear. We have all had or read the scripture that says the kingdoms of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ; in the realm of positional truth, this accurate. But for this scripture to become incarnated there has to be a birthing into existence by those who are custodians of the very life of the truth. The truth is most of us have been systematically indoctrinated through wrong religious beliefs and ideologies. Ideologies that has formed and shaped our response to things, such that it becomes very difficult to see, hear or accept what the Spirit of the Lord is presently saying through channels we are not familiar with. In this season of great Prophetic release, the Lord is doing strange things that will sound very ridiculous to the hearing of men but when you learn to follow his voice through daily prayer and meditation your mind will be sanctified to know the leading and direction of the Spirit of truth. When people, religion and humanistic cultural beliefs are allowed to architect your view of tomorrow, you will miss out of the prophetic purpose and plan of God. To know that God is not prejudice in him plan and purpose for humanity just set me free from what men have defined Christianity to be. The issue of misrepresentation of the Lord and his purpose amongst Christian needs to be addressed so we don’t keep shorting ourselves at the feet. In can understand that it’s quite challenging to move from a very strong position of option to the required place in Christ especially when it coming from someone you think less of. The nature of the fallen Adamic nature is selfish in its view anything outside what will personally benefit him is rejected even from his own close allays.  We need to check ourselves by allowing the penetrating light of God to illuminate our soul. Being part of what the Spirit is doing today requires humility and trust. Many are still on the pathway the Lord has left long ago. Can you see where the Lord is in his present purpose? Events, circumstance, incidents and accidents of the past are only tools for the rebuilding and reforming of the present required level the Lord will have us migrate into. What seem to have crippled and limited our capacity to dream and see vision of the intended future God has planned should be seen as opportunity to develop the right attitude and ability to advance instead of getting discouraged. The word of the Lord says all things work together for the good of them who love the Lord and are called after his plan. The Children of Israel could not imagine a land flowing with milk and honey; they just could not see a place that could be called there’s. They lived their entire lives under the influence and shackle of bondage. It seems as if Pharaoh had programmed their mind to think defeat and failure.  They have gotten used to just having barely enough. To dream of a day of emancipation and freedom from their tax master was just impossible until the Lord sent Moses back to Egypt. What kind of attitude do you have about life and negative issues around you? Do you see away out or do you feel it’s over? The attitude you have in responding to complex issues around you is very important to your deliverance. The Father is presently maturing his Church from her infant knowledge of mere survival mold to the pressing issue of development and advancement his kingdom purpose to the next frontier. The demand and spiritual responsibility of the season calls for men and women who have been completely wean from spiritual breast milk, to feeding not just on the bread, but on the solid meat of the living word. This will afford us to develop into the required level of Sonship. We shall continue tomorrow Have a great day!

Today’s words of meditation

09-03-2010

THE REVELATION OF THE BREAD

The Bread is never design to be whole but broken in order for everyone to partake of it. The very purpose of the broken bread is to birth community of people with fruit of humility, revelation and the true ministry of mercy. If we continue to limit our experience to assuming we have the whole bread, we shall fall into the deception of the enemy. The bread has been broken so that what was locked up in the grain of seed can now be made manifest for all who desires to partake of it. This is the mystery of the ministry of Christ when He died so that all that the Father has ordained and purposed for us can be shared to us through His death, burial and resurrection. Brethren, the bread has been broken for us and to us in order to know the next realm of our ministry operation to an unbroken generation. Christ has shown us an example of the kind of quality of life and ministry He expects of us. All that we do must express complete brokenness {HUMILITY} in its total ramification. Brokenness is defined in true kingdom humility and sufferings, and not being pious or foolish in our dealing with the system of Babylon and Egypt. 

Humility is never a sign of physical, mental or spiritual weakness but the very virtue of Christ’s life and strength working in those who have left the soulish realm (carnality) into that realm of true spiritual maturity {mercy}. This is the quality of life Christ came to show and share with us. Our desire must be to walk in humility – a true state of brokenness in our dealings with people. Pride must not be found in us. Our life and ministry must always be left on the altar of God’s sacrifice to maintain an un-interrupted signal of his fire from heaven. Remember, it takes a man who is in constant relationship with God to hear Him constantly. Jesus never for one minute or even second assumes what to do because he was ever in tune with His Fathers voice {John 5}. He lived His life and ministry in a state of brokenness spirit in order to know what His Father is saying and demanding at every point in time. He showed us his love, respect, submission and trust to His Father’s Will by an example of a prayer lifestyle, which is a true state of total trust and dependability. A true ministry does not depend on its own wisdom or strength; or numerical capacity and financial stability. Neither does a true ministry depend on its natural acquisition of materials belongings but in the ability to constantly hear from God at every point in time. Jesus found strength on His knees for the journey and not on the people with Him.

Here is the verdict of John: “I must decrease while He must increase” That is a man who constantly eats the bread. That is a man who has discovered the power of joy in affliction and pain. A true ministry of the Bread – the Word will always leave us in a position where men will reject us but yet approved and accepted by God and those who have accepted Him. Therefore, we must never develop the mentality of acceptance from men since we are not called to parley or compromise with them. Jesus new the hearts of men, he never committed himself to their hand in relating to trust and confidence. Read ISAIAH 53 THE SERVANT’S HEART: THE KEY TO EATING THE BREAD. For you to be a sharer of the broken bread, you must have a servant heart. A heart ready and willing to serve without complaining; the scripture said concerning Jesus after He took the bread and gave thanks; He gave it to His disciples who in turn gave it to the people. The people are the essence for the bread and the very essence of our ministry is to share the bread not with everybody but with those who has been following Jesus and not denomination or the tradition and customs of men.

One of the problems with the church today is that we have been sharing the bread with those who have not shown a sign that they are in need of {Christ} the true bread. We have done all kind of things to cheapen the quality and life of the bread. We have misrepresented the Bread to the people. Jesus said we must not give the children’s bread to dogs. Dogs here represent those who have refused and rejected the life and ministry of Christ. Dogs are those who are bound with the spirit of pride, believing that they have all that it takes to survive trusting in their own wisdom and connection. They are the Pharisees of our time. The book of Jude strongly warns us against such people because of the power of deception and seduction they operate by. They are of the sons of Babylon who arrayed theme self as one who is high above all. 

Jude 11-13 …But these rails at whatsoever things they know not: and what they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, in these things are they destroyed. Woe unto them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah. These are they who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been reserved forever… Everywhere we see such an image and pattern of operation, they must be exposed; the Word of God must be jealously guided from such or else through their religious spirit like they will make the Word of God of no effect in the life of the people, therefore as servants of the Most High God, we must obey the order of Christ before sharing the broken bread. What is this order? Jesus said make them sit in fifties.

What is the implication of this order in the present day ministry of sharing the bread? It is to bring equalization, balance and orderliness to the disordered state of man’s heart. It is to reflect the mind of God as in upholding a true state of life than adjust and alien the mindset of the peoples need to a lasting kingdom values and treasure. We must learn to make the people sit. Sitting is the accurate position of our kingdom life and authority. To sit is a spiritual state of willingness to hear and learn while to stand is a position of receiving and leaving to implement what we have learnt. We are to bring the people to a place where they must grow in the house of God where full due process of growing the seed to becoming bread must become a lifestyle of the people and not a market place where you come to buy, sell and go for no one sits in the market. The house of God is Bethel – the House of Bread. Anyone who desires to partake of the broken bread must be ready and willing to be a follower of Christ and also a RECEIVER OF INSTRUCTION from those that have been set over us{Fathers}.

We will not build a true accurate house until we pull down every form of disorderliness. A house is not built at random. Due process must be followed – first the stalk, the head, then the full grown corn. Mark 4:26-29 becoming sons of God is a process that must be embraced by all.{John 1} It is our duty as custodians of the word of God never to be in haste in sharing the bread of God with a heart that is not willing to learn of Christ character. The essence of the bread is to transform and reform us to reflect the image of the true Bread Himself – Jesus Christ. Therefore, we are expected not only to eat the broken bread but to share it amongst ourselves and the people who have been following Christ. We must never send them away but must always give them something to eat. Elisha must serve Elijah for 22 years before he can step into a greater dimension of the anointing.  Enjoin the rest do the day!

Today’s word of meditation

08-03-2010

Luke 24:35 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.  NRSV Greetings you this morning, hope you had a splendid weekend. We continue on our teaching on the revelation of knowing God. Last week, we considered the cost of pressing unto the place of revelation. The power of the broken bread gives clarity to how the Lord desires us to come into the realm of revelational understanding of how he intends to relate with us.

Please read the full account of this story in Luke 24:13-35. How the Lord brought out the children of Israel from the Land of bondage and led them through a wilderness experience is another example of how the Lord desires to school us in relating to developing true understanding of his revelation. You would agree with me that the children of Israel had a form of {provision} Canaan in Egypt, in the land called Goshen but that was not God’s full purpose for their lives because all they had excluded them from true freedom and knowledge of God. Egypt gave to the children of Israel almost everything they needed in the physical (soulish) realm to satisfy their longing as long as they never mention the issue of going to the mountain to worship their God before pharaoh. They had everything except the power of freedom and revelation of their God. It is important that we look at the difference between physical prosperity – material acquisition from a true spiritual freedom – spiritual prosperity that gives us access into the reality of Christ. This is where the battle of the Last days lies. Christ came as a seed sown in order for us to see and understand the other side of what made available in the light of the kingdom gospel.  Since the ultimate will of the Father is not to just be a material provider to us, but to bring us into fulfillment and satisfaction in everything through the grace of our inheritance as sons in his kingdom.

As long as our mentality is limited to continual needs – {the physical bread}, we will never come into the day of true and living bread, which meets, beyond our physical (natural and soulish) needs. The natural bread is limited to the natural needs. No wonder all the children of Israel who were partakers of the bread of Moses in the wilderness all died because they could not see the spiritual bread prepared for them in Christ. They lived in the shadow of things to come and never enter into it because of their unbelief. No amount of the natural and material bread given to man can bring him the desired satisfaction because the soul is insatiable in nature, only the word of life has the capacity to satisfy the needs of the heart and mind of the fallen man. When you add together all the wealth and pleasures of this world and you give it to a man for his enjoyment; he would still not be satisfied because of the deep emptiness within him. No wonder the children of Israel were quick to forget God’s past provisions at the point of every need they face in the wilderness. This was because they lacked a true relationship with God. They were only followers of men who heard from God, your religious service would never bring you to a place of spiritual stability if you do not start to develop a relationship with God now!

Therefore, if you must come into this new day of the feast of Christ you need to your eyes away from the material bread to the true Bread of life, who Christ our Lord. We must break away from the old religious mindset of Mosaic and Aaronic type of leadership who lived all their servicing the needs of the people without the capacity to bring them across Jordan. Be careful of the craving of men’s soulish need in your ministry, they could end up your life and ministry before time! If your ministry is people oriented, men’s motivated, you might never get to hear God afresh for your life, family and ministry to know the next point of call and purpose from God. Christ must always be the motivating factor for ministry no matter what is happing in your ministry.Individuals and Ministries are not form because of the needs of people; ministry is as of the result of our calling and commission to manifest Christ life and nature as the approve pattern of existence amidst corruption. Grace is made available in the area of your assigned vision and mandate. Ministry is not demand and supply; you must be called by God, trained and commissioned by a Father to fulfill his purpose and mandate! We notice a very important truth in the generation of Joshua. He always brings the people to a place of decision at every point of migration. Hence, Joshua said to them: “Choose these days whom you will serve”.

It is the absolute responsibility and mandate of an accurate leadership to bring the follower {people} to a decisive point through systematic teaching and training that will develop and enhance them to that realm of maturing into Christ the end of all spiritual journey {Hebrews 5:14}. Decisions are never to be made on behalf of the people without the contribution and agreement of the people. Everyone must learn to walk through the wilderness {of course with the help and council of his spiritual father} by his own decision in order for God to test the very state of his heart at every point in time. {The life of Ruth must come to bear in our spiritual journey} When we allow God to test our hearts by the bread of affliction we receive through His dealings and crushing; we would then learn not to live by bread {human strength} alone but by every word {revelation} that proceeds from the mouth of God. The proceeding Word of God, which is the sustaining power of Gods life, and Spirit is what we really need in this season in time for complete transformation and migration to the city of God! This season demands that everyone walks through the wilderness to hear God just like Moses heard and saw the burning bush for himself, nobody told him of the experience. The capacity to hear and see is what gives us the ability and the persuasion to go all the way for Him. How far you are willing go for God would depend on how much of His broken Bread {flesh} you are willing to eat.

When we take enough time to partake of His bread – His flesh and life; not only will we get wisdom and understanding to run our life and ministry, but strength to fight and overcome the attacks and challenges of this present Dark Age{Galatians 1:4} Bread will sustain the weak and weary but it will also open the eyes of the spiritually blind and strengthen the spiritually weak. The scripture said concerning Jesus after His resurrection when He met those two disciples, disputing on the way concerning what had been happening in Jerusalem. The scripture says Jesus walked with them and made an enquiry of what was happening in the city of Jerusalem as if he was not the very reason of the happening! They said to Him, are you a stranger in the land that you don’t know all that has been happening? But He said to them: do you know that all that has been happening has been written concerning the Son of man before He is taking back to His Father?

Then He went further to explain to them, took them through the whole scripture as they journeyed on the way; yet they could not understand until they got to the house where the disciples were. The scripture said He took the bread, He gave thanks and He broke it, and unexpectedly their eyes were open and understanding was given to them. But Jesus immediately disappeared from their midst. In this truth lies a foundation to divine revelation as we come into a season of fulfillment of our prophetic mandate. We must not be alarmed by the happenings but must constantly keep the Bread of God close to our hearts in order to keep afresh all that has been said and written concerning our assignment.

The test of what we affirm to know comes when we are right under pressure to compromise our stand. Remember that it was at the instance of the broken bread that their eyes where opened. This means that the ministry of the Word must constantly be made plain to the people in order for their spiritual vision to be kept open for accurate transition. The enemy will try everything within his power to shut us away from the truth that is presently needed for the present challenge of transformation into Him. It is our sole responsibility to always refer the ourselves and the people around us to a place where they will not just receive of the broken bread but also eat of it with all pleasure. God is bringing His church to the House of Bread {bethel}. In this House, we would find on HIM the wisdom, revelation and the grace of the very life of God. In this place, the el-bethel will keep us as one, just like the bread kept Jacob in the days of his journey to maturity. Have a fruitful day!

Today’s word of Meditation

03-30-2010

We began last week to look into an important issue that deals with we can properly access the revelational knowledge of God. Today’s world is suggesting many ways and medium to God that are completely perverted and destructive. The lack of the revelation of Christ in the hearts of millions is leading people into all types of ungodliness. I’ll like us to carefully look at what the Bible reveals concerning the revelation of God.  Precise understanding of the word of God grants us the required platform to access the heart of the Father. This morning we shall be looking into what I term as the revelation of the broken bread.

The mystery behind the broken bread {the Body of Christ} is one of the revelations the church of Christ needs to unravel as we advance into the fullness of the season of spiritual wisdom and understanding. The Fathers will is to release into His Church the very wisdom {capacity} that will make for her stability, advancement and performance, in this season of deception and ultimate compromise.  The ability to walk in the realms of Kingdom harvest lies a great deal on the capacity to understand and comprehend the truth behind the mystery of the seed sown by the Father when He gave His only begotten Son for the remission of the sins of the world.

Knowing the process and purpose of His death, burial and resurrection is a major strategy to migrate from the realm of the natural into the true divine life of God.  Everything that Christ did during His earthly ministry was a picture and a foundation to what the ministry of the church is to reflect from her inception unto the end of her mission as a Church. Now the latter time has come, we are the sons of the prophetic generation that will bring into manifestation, the fullness of the very will and purposes of the Fathers desire and plans.  In other words, we do not just live in the season of mere prophecy but in the midst of the very season of performance in bring to bear the very council of the Fathers full expression of life.

Prophecies foretold in time past must come to past in this season of maturity and son-ship. All that God had spoken through His prophets must come to reality in this season were the Church is expected to come into accurate alignment with the revelation of Christ as we journey to the preferred place call mount Zion the city of God. The ultimate fulfillment of the Father’s Will and Purpose in the earth is laid upon us as spiritual men with the responsibility and accountability to bring into divine performance the day of jubilee {freedom and restoration} in the power of Christ anointing for all who lives in the  in the earth.

Absolute responsibility and accountability of the spoken word of God is expected and demanded of us in order to bring this generation into a realm of deciding for God as the season of manna seize to operate; like the children of Israel witnessed when they came to the territory of the Promised Land. Everyone in the church seems to be talking about coming into Canaan. They are still held back by so many entanglements from the old order of Egypt in their mind set.

It important to remind ourselves that nobody in that fallen depraved mentality and lifestyle of Egypt, entered the land of Canaan; they all died in the wilderness because of their unbelief and rebellion to the voice of the Lord.  Until the very principle of leaving-migration has become a revelation in our hearts, the reality of entering will never take place in our walk with God. It must be rooted in the heart that the Promised Land is not a place where bread and milk is only given but also the place where we must contend{warfare} with the spirit of Canaan and other external forces like the Moabites, Jebusites, perezites and many others alike.

{we must win the battle over the flesh}

We shall continue tomorrow.

Today’s word of meditation

26-02-2010

John 1:1-5

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.

3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. NIV

Good morning brethren,

We are busy dealing with a practical but yet fundamental issue that might sound a little elementary to some of our matured bloggers. The knowledge and revelation of word is one of the most important aspects of the believer’s journey to perfection. Yet this word is broad and deep in revelation but can also be understood by anyone who just gave his or her life to Christ. Salvation to me is a beautiful experience that needs accurate mentorship of the Spirit. The Lord brings people across our way to help us understand his word better. A good reference is found in Act chapter 8:26. Our desire is to cut across all levels of spiritual divides through this medium. So, if by the grace of God you’ve past this stage please bear with those who are still struggling with this stage of faith.

Our aim is to bring every one the Lord has called us to reach into that realm of spiritual maturity, and that does not mean that we will know everything. Our desire is to keep pressing into the revelation of Christ in all things so that his life and glory can be made manifest in and through us. Maturity is not a superior state you attain concerning the things of God but an attitude of mercy and grace you come into as you start seeing your life and people around you from an ascended realm in Christ. In other words, the more mature you are the more humble and yielding you are to the leading of the Spirit! So we pick up this morning where we left yesterday

But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” Romans 3:21-26.

This blood stand not just as the atoning power, but the grace by which the voice of the spirit in man is activated to understand the works of the Father, this covenant sealed in his life {blood} releases faith into the hearts, not only to know God, but also to see and understand Him in your spirit.

“And without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Heb.11). Pleasing God has to do with first discovering the Father’s purpose and desires.

Romans 12:1 give a clear picture of this. Apostle Paul through the voice of His spirit urged the devotees of God with the mercies of Jehovah (to offer their bodies-spirit, soul and body) as a living sacrifice holy and pleasing to God. He said this is the ultimate of our spiritual act of worship.

A proper understanding and practice of this leads us to where we‘re able to test and approve what God’s perfect will is, in other to please Him. This clearly shows how to know Him, even though the scripture says in Romans 1:10 that what may be known about God is made plain because He has made them clear for all to see (vs20).

Creation release God;

For “since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities is His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen being understood from what has been made, so that man are without excuse”. The knowability of God is not a mystery that cannot be unraveled since God Himself through His visible attributes of the creation reveals his invisible nature and godhead. Job 32:8 (Fruit of the Spirit Gal.5:22).

Man is an invisible creation that reflects His visible and invisible attributes since man is made in the image and likeness of God. “May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”. (1 Thes.5:23)

God has not hidden Himself from His creation but He has chosen to reveal Himself to us through the pages of His word, the express image of his Son. if we can simply choose by faith to find Him through the passages of what has been written; but how do we do that?. Simply ask yourself these questions:

1. What are the things God has given to us as a legitimate way of finding and knowing Him?

2. How do we approach these things?

3. How do we apply them in finding Him?.

These fundamental questions can all be answered in the pages of God’s word. Rom.1:18-32, Heb.11:1-6.

Remember that it takes faith in a regenerated spirit to know God. Since a lot of people today go to church and perform their Christian obligations but still find this vacuum in their hearts. A lot are frustrated and at the point of giving up to this “God who claim by the mouth of preachers to heal, provide and protect but have proven to be a liar” since none of theses things are forth manifesting (Heb.10:39). It is sad to say that God can never be known or discovered by what the third person says. Even though his information could help a great deal, you would have to by a child-like faith tenaciously hold forth in complete faith and trust on him whom you have not seen but yet you believe (1Pet.1:7-9).

Apostle Paul has done a great deal of spiritual work through the grace of the revelation giving to him by the Spirit, which enabled him to answer this burning question in the heart of man. Those who still do not believe in God’s existence and supremacy over all things, including light and darkness, death and life has been deceived by the god of this age who has blinded their minds with unbelief so that they can’t see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ which is the image of God-2Cor.4:4.

No wonder Jesus said to Philip that whoever has seen me has seen the Father. This is to say that the revelation of God is revealed in the person of His Son (1 Jn.5:11-12). Unfortunately, I must say that all who have gone looking for God through other medium outside the word of God {Christ} are only laboring in vain. Their search will end up in confusion, sadness, emptiness, frustration and ultimate destruction just as it was in the Tower of Babel if they don’t turn to the way, the truth and life. (Gen.11).

Science and technology, human philosophy and wisdom can never reflect the true God the way your heart truly desires to know him. Going to church without a burning passion to know God will only lead to continued frustration and emptiness. Your heart must be set on a journey to migrate away from mere feelings and emotionalism to a true spiritual quest of true discovery which comes only by a deep intimate relationship with the word of God; for that is the only legitimate channel that God has chosen to reveal himself.

Someone may say, couldn’t there be any other way apart from the Bible and Jesus? Can’t we choose other ways and coming to a conclusion of picking the right one? The simplest answer to this question is in John 14:6. This emphatic statement made by Jesus Christ has forever settled the issue of trying or searching other ways to get to God Who is the only and the true God.

There is no doubt that there are other small gods and deities that exists without the power to redeem, save and restore you to the place of Gods intension and fulfillment; the lot of this mini gods are limited to this present life; they do not carry the power of the age to come. Only God, Jehovah is the Supreme and the Preeminent one, who must be worshipped through the revelation of his only begotten Son 1 Jn.4:14-15. There is no other way to having the revelation of God no matter how good or moral it may look or sound.

The bible says that there is a way that seems right unto a man but the end is destruction. God can never be approached or comprehended by human reasoning. For these are the things that a limit our faith, Faith to the world (cosmos, pattern, system, fashion, paradigm, and lifestyle) is foolishness while to God is pure wisdom (James 1:5-8). Simple child-like faith in approaching God through his word is of a great value to our spiritual maturity and experience.

The enemy has succeeded a great deal in deceiving man’s true biblical image of God, thereby going into mystic, spiritism, magic and other illegitimate ways of trying to approach for God. This is a major problem in our present society especially in Asian and African countries. It is my opinion that before the church of Christ can make a lasting impact in this present generation, we must be ready to build a capacity of tearing down false concept of God in peoples mind through the activities of demonic influence (2 Cor.10:3-5).

It is my ultimate desire is to try to prove to you through the pages of God’s word that not only does God exist but that he has made Himself known in ways that can be easily access in humility of heart. If we are sincerely ready to give ourselves to studying of His word not as a text book used in our secular schools, written by mortal men who discovers by theories and research in their laboratories; they come to conclusion by calculations and human reasoning. The word of God can never be compared to these. It is not subject to second or third editions. It can’t be improved upon neither can it be edited, for it is the voice of God penned down through the Holy Spirit by holy men.

I pray the Lord grant you the spirit of understanding to clearly see him the way he desired to be known. have a great day!

Today’s word of meditation

25-02-2010

GETTING TO KNOW GOD

THROUGH THE PAGES OF HIS WORD

Hi all, we will be looking into an important aspect of the word through the next days or weeks as the Lord leads and grants us his grace. I discovered that many in the Body of Christ especially amongst some who claims to be in the present prophetic apostolic stream still do not have a sound holistic concept and understanding of what the scriptures reveals concerning the knowledge, values and culture of God’s operating principle. The redeemed life is designed to conform into the image of the Son of God through the reformation of the  inner man. This is not a suggestion to a believer but a mission of compelling. So please read and study through this words and allow Him to grant you access and insight into the knowledge of the Fathers plan for your destiny.

The revelation of the knowledge of God is one major desire every honest believer must strive to have and perfectly understand by heart. His reality stands as a major foundation to our spiritual breakthrough and impact in these days where darkness is eclipsing the mind of millions of people with total confusion; including Christians who are still living under the control and influence of their soulish dictates and passion.

God is the center of all knowledge, be it philosophical, scientific or spiritual. He is the reason for all things and the purpose to all things! No matter which angle you look at things from. He is the beginning and the end of both the natural and the spiritual realities. Man his passionately craving to discover his creator outside the boundary, principle and partway of the written word of God.  Many today have been pushed and plunged into mystical Asian religion, African traditional culture, New Age legalistic human philosophies that beliefs one could pay his or her way into God’s presence through following his own mind. some have gone through the rout of good deeds and self sacrifice, hoping they will find him. God has not giving you or me options to knowing or discovering  him outside the standard knowledge of his Son, Jesus Christ the messiah. until you give your heart to him and start developing a keen relationship with him, you will never truly find God.

But how do you please or worship a God you don’t know? The scripture says in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth….”

It is of great importance for you to know without a shadow of doubt in your heart that God exist before the beginning of time, since all things began in Him and through him. Someone may ague how far is this truth? Since His voice cannot be audibly heard to proclaim His sovereignty or be understood by natural human senses. Thinking about this most with the human faculty most time could be frustrating even among those who claim to have accepted Him by faith.

This has left some of Christ followers to give in to the pressure of what they are facing to doubt and turn their back against Him who they actually never knew. Many have gone into other religions and cults like Free Mason, Ecankar, Islam, and Buddhism to mention but few. Most of these religions teaches the theory of good and evil, light and darkness, god and Satan; but have forgotten that the principle of Jehovah is greater and deeper than the good we tend to feel by our un-yielded soulish life. God is a Spirit and can only be connected and understood by spiritual knowledge which emanates from Him through his word (Heb. 11:6).

Human religions

The principle of world religion sounds ideal, reasonable and appealing to the fallen, carnal human nature that’s ever desirous to show its own desired standard of righteousness and self justification. However, it is of great importance to that the grace to know God and please Him, can only be found when we are justified by faith through the shed blood of the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ.

we shall continue tomorrow. have a blessed day.

Today’s of inspiration 24-02-2010

I greet you in the name that is above every name on earth and in heaven. It’s really been tough keeping this post updated on a daily basis but, one can understand such spiritual backlash when one dears to challenge these satanic gates that has kept people within the community incapacitated for decades. One of our core objectives is to use this medium to inform and equip as those willing and ready to move into the approved realm of existence in this season. I tried to position your mind yesterday on the importance of effective intercession in regards to the present emphasis of the Spirit. One of the reasons why you need to know how to effectively pray is to enhance and accelerate your revelational capacity. You can’t allow the natural realm of things to judge your action or reaction. You must see things and people from their spiritual disposition. You have to get your spiritual bearing right before you move into mold of decision concerning things. I said yesterday that God has begun to do something within our lives and community but we must move to toward the reality of that which the Father is busy with in order to be part of it. Our position is to be where the Lord is in his divine agenda. Understanding the required agenda of kingdom purposes and mandates infuses into your spirit the right technology of accurate kingdom intercession. The kingdom pattern of praying is not built on your own little agenda or need; rather, it is built on the overall will and purpose of God alone. Col 1:9-11 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; NKJV Eccl 3:11 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. AMP Getting the picture of the Fathers proceeding direction: It is highly important we accurately grasp the mind and thought of the Lord concerning His proceeding social and global purpose for effective intercession. This purpose is one without the accurate knowledge of season and time frame of impartation and execution. Meaning we can no longer afford to do things according to our old, formed religious template and pattern of thinking. To say we desire to see lasting change and transformation within our family and community, we have to get the precise blueprint of the present marching order of spiritual warfare. The demand for spiritual sight in this season of darkness far exceeds a mere passion to just want to succeed. Success is a byproduct of the inner realities and understanding vision and the capacities that force productivity into reality. The Lord carries out his plan through the keen sense of your spiritual foundation. As we see the Lord demanding complete reformation of his Church by releasing new insight for competency. The reality on the other hand is the shifting and upgrading at the same time intercessory capacity to enforce that which his Spirit is globally proclaiming. The Lord is pouring out fresh water to strengthen the spirit and soul of these men and women who defines the spiritual atmosphere of regions. It is no doubt that the nations and her false humanistic system of operation which unfortunately has also crept into the mainstream Church are presently undergoing a major shaking from its foundation. This shaking will ultimately collapse and dethrone the operation of evil system in the heart and souls of men all across the globe. In the context of this mighty move of the Spirit, the Father is calling out a remnant {residue} of people {intercessors} who are not just hungry for something new but are completely tired of the recycling syndrome of new wine in old wineskin. The mandate is, new wine can only be poured into new wineskin. This is the demand for our time. We all must come into this position of truth so that his plan can become a true and a lasting impact. Have a great day.

Today’s word of mediation

23-02-2010

Acts 12:1-5 12:1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. NIV Just before we had a little break last week, I was informing you about what I sensed the Lord is about to birth in this season. It is crucial that you key your mind and attitude in the direction of the Lord present emphasis.  Effective intercession start’s where the will of the Father is made clear. Nothing happens by chance, someone will have to pray the price! To pray the price of the Lord’s manifested glory will cost you and me a great deal but if we can hold on until the time of the Father’s approval there will be a reword. It’s important to note that Prayer places a key role in bringing into reality prophetic promises. Whatever the Lord is revealing in our time through his prophetic outrace, becomes our corporate responsibility to provide the womb to carry, nurture and birth it into manifestation. We need have the right posture, attitude, values and strength in the place of intercession {prayer} lest the promise is aborted. I’ll like to encourage you this morning never to give up on God’s plan and purpose for your life, family, community or city. Men always ought to pray and not faint says Luke 18. If you ever need to pray effectively, now is the time to just that! The Spirit of the Lord is stirring his Body all across the nation to position themselves in the realm of agonizing prayer.   When the Church refused to be positioned in the place of continual warfare the word says James, the brother of john was captured and killed by the religious rulers of the day. Religion and ungodly politicians always agree when it comes to persecuting the Church of the Lord. These are gates in our generation stopping our children from hearing the gospel of the kingdom. The enemy has positioned them at the gate of authority to stop and hinder the advancement of the Lord’s mandate in your family and community. I do believe the time is now when we have to start gathering as a prophetic generation of intercessors so we can put an end to the lies of the enemy as we push forth the mandate of the Father for our season. The Lord is about to break forth into those areas of our live and community the enemy has held hostage for decades, but we have a responsibility to agree with the Lord’s strategy and plan of execution. Like any true relevant believer, there are seasons were we are demanded to move up in revelational understanding such that we are able to advance and manifest the dominion of the Father’s kingdom with our family or community. The concept of sound spirituality demands accelerated illumination and revelation of the present move of the Spirit of the Lord. In others, to full grasp the present requirement of the master concerning the deliverance of life, family and community, we must be shifts from the wrong emphasis of prayer to the right pattern the Lord will have us prayer and intercede. The scriptures say we need to be watchful and prayerful at the same time; watchfulness is the place of higher revelational insight to the doing of the Lord while prayerfulness is the place of execution of what has been showed. These are two powerful combination of spiritual strategy of effecting the Lord will over the gates and doors of hell. We can’t afford to go to sleep in this season; we must be fully awake and alert in taking charge of the gates and doors positioned to hinder the entrance of Lord’s into those areas we want to see him manifest his life and power. This progression to the required opposition of the Spirit is known as spiritual migration or transitioning. Transition is the accurate spiritual and mental development {movement} from one realm or phase of truth to the next, until one comes into the fully preferred will {place} of God for our destined assignment in life. Every season of such transition makes immersed demand on you and me to leave our little limited understanding to a higher realm where we need someone else who has been through such part to guide and direct us. Transiting in the place of prayers and intercession is so important because it drives other areas of our life into effectiveness. To the degree we ‘able to effectively prayer is to the degree we will success in our ordained mandate.  To accurately flow in your spiritual work with God in this season, you must completely die to the old ways of praying and shift to the present require kingdom revelation of intercession. How have you been praying of late? Is it in line with the present move of the Spirit, or are you still praying the pattern? Change your focus to establishing the kingdom of God whoever you are and your prayer life will certainly change for the best. We shall continue tomorrow. Have a blessed day.

Today’s word of meditation

17-02-2010

A very good morning to you, I’ll to apologize again for not posting material on this blog for the past few days. I can assure you this is not intentional, but one of those realities beyond my control. We pray the Lord will grant us more of his favor and capacity to remain online 24/7 without any connectivity interruption.

My desire to continue to use this medium to inform, build and empower those who truly desire  sight, direction and deliverance in this day of the Lord. This can only be made possible with the right resources at one’s disposal. So please put us in your prayers for provision to maintain this spiritual commitment. The battle of the last day will be fought and won online. So be cautions!

I don’t know about you, but of late I have been having this sense of divine expectation, it like something is about to happen! I feel something is about to break fort that will shake the very foundation of humanity. You might want to say that’s already happening, when one considers what took place in Haiti few weeks ago and some other political cooled wars going on around the world. What I felt in my spirit will far supersede all these reality.  How prepare are you about the last day prophetic fulfillment of scriptures? It like a water dam that has overflow is about to break its barrier.  I woke up yesterday with psalm 24:7

7 Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors that the King of glory may come in. NIV:

This scripture seem to be suggesting something very powerful that requires our complete attention in other to have a kingdom entrance driven mentality. This is not the time to sleep but get awake up call in your spiritman. Breakthrough doesn’t happen accidentally; someone needs to be position and focused in a mentality of confrontation against these so called ancient gates who have} continually left their heads {power and authority} to hinder the advancement of the purposes of the Lord in your life.

This is the position of kingdom wars. The scripture prophecies that in the last day’s kingdoms will rise against kingdom, nations will rise against nations. You will agree with me that this scripture is already been fulfilled, as it is presently manifesting in the natural so it is in the spiritual realm.

There is a war going on right now for the contention of both your souls and that of your nations and only the stronger authority will win this battle.  You need to recognize your position as regents of Christ in the earth. Your duty is to stand against every gate that has raised her head against the counsel and purpose of the Lord over your family and community.

The Lord desire to break forth into homes, family, community and nations but someone must be on ground to speak the desire of the Lord against the gates- illegitimate governmental authority. The Lord is calling for high level prophetic intercessors all across the globe for this present battle taking place.

Let read the new living translation

Ps 24:7-9

7 Open up, O ancient gates, and let the King of Glory in. 8 Who is this King of Glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, invincible in battle. 9 Yes, open wide the gates and let the King of Glory in. TLB

Pray this morning that the Lord will grant you the grace to be accurately positioned against the every false gates {authority} that have lifted their heads against the prosperity  and deliverance of your family and community.

Dealing with brokenness of human life

12-02-2010

Eph 1:17-18 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. NIV

A different knowledge

Precise undistorted knowledge into both the past and present traumatic position of an individuals vis-à-vis a community requires more than a psychological analyst. As important and necessary this field of study is; and I do supporter government and other health organizations to increase investment and founding for research and technology in expanding the frontier of this specialized filed.

Yet we must not neglect the key role of the creator in our entire search, lest we become not just arrogant in minds but futile in our struggle to discover answers.  We need to remind ourselves that wisdom and knowledge come from God and if we ask him he will surely give them to us without measure.  the precise wisdom and revelation in dealing with some of the most difficult traumatic challenges issues facing humans today can be solved just be acknowledging the glory and wisdom of God.

Rom 11:33-34

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!

34 For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor? [Isa 40:13,14.] AMP

I strongly believe that there more in God than we’ve ever seen, this are the day where the Lord is pouring out a freshness of his person and glory. All that have been taught in the Church in relating to the manifestation of the glory and power of God since the early movement of the Charismatic outpour cannot be compare in measure to what the Father is about to do in new this season.

As the Lord start to redeem his name al through the earth, a remnant of people will carry and manifest the very nature of the name of the Lord in every sector of human life. From the health sector to the education institutions will witness the life and glory of Christ.

New scientific discoveries that will blow away the minds of cutting edge humanistic scientist is about to take place, the battle of the Last days is about of knowledge and information. The Church of the Lord will not be left out in this race. Remember the early church; they pioneered the industrial revolution of their generation.

The Lord used their discovery to advance his purposes and desire. This new discoveries will certainly challenge the standards of what is already know and accepted because this new breed of young men and women will give glory to him who gave them the wisdom and knowledge. He is the only wise God! The manifested glory of Christ is about to be reveal through the lives of those apprehended for the glory his nature {NAME} in this season.

Understanding the foundation

Believers need to have clear positional understanding that well balanced God given insight into all condition of human existence can make us answer and solution to issues. We read in Daniel that He and the three Hebrews Boys where ten times wiser than all the greater philosopher and magicians of the Chaldeans. The more we know of Christ the better we know of ourselves and are able to deal with the broken emotional state of men life.  Many are suffering with very little help because we’ve not taking quality time to listen and know the Lords voice and mind.

Both dysfunctionalities and deformity of human capacities comes from a background of spiritual death.  The position of the Lord is a position of life and when men come into the area of his life they get illuminated through his light every form of darkness {ignorance} disappears.

Most of the so called solutions being used today are just too weak to deal with these internal abnormalities.   We’ve got to come to the mountain of the Lord for divine sight to see and understand what His Spirit is saying. Until you been on the mountain with him, you have no capacity to deal with these complex issue of broken fallen human nature.

Accepting that man is a spirit, with a soul who lives in a Body changes all clinical protocol and approach to seeing and dealing with illness.  I am using the term illness from a broader term. Everything that causes both spiritual and psychological dissatisfaction is a disease that needs to be address holistically with the authority of the word of his power.

Sight into human’s life

Divine insight into every aspect of life is one of the most important aspects of gifts of one claim to be followers of Christ. How much does man knows concerning the very nature and state of things, especially when it seeing from a face value dimension?  What informs your knowledge and understanding? Where do you get your source from?

What gives followers of the Lord advantage above the rest of humans is the recalibration of our sight. Believers of the way have moved from a position of mental and spiritual blindness {unawareness} to a realm of total wakefulness of our spiritual sensory organs. Precise understanding of the condition and position of both human and creation have been given.

As fragile as humans are, they are yet the most complex and in most cases, the most complicated class of God’s creation. How many time have look at a situation and we immediately assume we know what to do or what to say, only to later realize we are wrong. The position of spiritual blindness always manifest through the pride of the human.

Our soulish understanding of people and situation has caused to forfeit the divine knowledge and direction of the Spirit. The Lord does not reveal or dialogue with anyone who lacks humility and meekness of heart.  The presence and manifestation of the fruit of the spirit is required to access the resource data of heaven in order to receive empowerment in dealing with complex human challenges.

The advantage

To say you are saved is to have a clear understanding of what it means to be saved from your carnal mindset and whose mentality you are presently operating from. {Colossians 3:1} You need to first come to the awareness that your salvation saved you from your false mental position.  The fallen humanistic character in you has built major strongholds that guard several false positions of beliefs. The way you’ve chosen to see and do things from your childhood has formed layers of wrong perception which ultimately has shaped your view of yourself and life in general.

Through the grace and mercy of God, he orchestrate both people and circumstances our way challenge that wrong ideological of belief system in such a way that world help us to see things more clearly if we’re willing. Man generally does not like anything that will challenge is system of believe or mess-up his little pet-doctrine. The Lords concerning is to get us off the hook of the enemy through whatever means he sees fit enough to bring us to his redemptive purpose. We need both the hearing ears and the seeing eyes to help people who might be in need of our help.

Lesson to learn

Lets consider who we are in Christ when we’re talking to people. Lets not address people or situation from our own myopic perspective, rather, let Christ reveal the heart and condition of things to as you speak.  Pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation to know the Lord better so you can know yourself and the people around more precisely. The word of the Lord according 1 Corinthians 5:16 say we must not know {judge} people in the flesh…

Have a fruitful day.

Today’s word of meditation

11-02-2010

1 Kings 10:7-8 7 However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard. NKJV The type of life Christ came to manifest through his humanity reveals the quality and standard of what guarantees victory and success to all who embrace his part of life. There are a thousand examples of those who chose to follow the principle of the word of God to prosper. King Solomon was one very good example who proved to outsider that living in the principle of divine wisdom can produce not just peace for the entire nation but prosperity. This quality of life came because he chooses the way of right ethics. He did not allow his position as a kingdom to stop him from obeying the directive of God and his Father, King David. There are no two ways to fulfilling your God-given dream or calling without embracing the pattern and partway show through the word of life for you. You need to be adequately trained in the principles of human relations. Going back to our discussion yesterday, you’ll realize that what make people to easily succeed is not more of our technically good they are, rather, it is their ability to exhibition of the virtue of godliness even when it looks difficult. The word of God must be precisely formed within the spiritman to be able to resist that spirit of compromise. Having a clear view to life and all that is happening around you will give you the right information to press into the realm of strategic takeover. What do I mean by this? Learning from how Christ overcame in his time of challenge is a very important tool in fighting social pressure either in the workplace or in your community. Our present generation does not see the reasoning to having a clear sound moral value system because there are very role models today. The concept of leadership and mentors is a major issue both in the church and the world circle. Most people who portray themselves as leaders are bad role model. Yet we can’t use that as an example not to do what is right. We can borrow pattern and leadership from Christ who is our perfect role model who gave up his life just to please his father.  Many today are struggling to succeed without the right foundational behavioral structure; they desired to become famous and rich without the precise internal values to keep up them at the top. They say success is like climbing a ladder, every step you take a principles and values that must never be taken for granted lest you fall.  I’ll like you to consider this quality if they are working in your life. If they are not, you should start building them within the accepted point of view of your thinking because they will help sustain you in days to come.   These are some of the keys that will keep you in the marketplace even when they look unpopular. These are like universal laws that can’t be broken.

  • The ethics of honesty
  • The ethics of quality
  • The ethics of hard work
  • The ethics of faithfulness and loyalty
  • The ethics of respect and honor

Have a good afternoon!

Today’s word of meditation

10-02 2-10

Having a good working relationship

Prov 22:29 29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men KJV

As we continue on the issue of self empowerment for lasting productivity, I’ll like us to consider several issues or points around the values and ethics of a productive life. Firstly, I’ll like to say that whatever area you might be working at the moment is your place of assignment.

Meaning you where strategically placed there by the Lord to manifest is name and glory. Your duty as a Believer is to show and magnify the light of God through your character within in the atmosphere.

We are sent into the world to bear abounding fruit. This is our mandate and we need to be accurately trained in areas where we still lack the required revelational understanding of implementing the knowledge of Christ glory.

Our mission in the marketplace

As kingdom oriented believer’s we are commissioned to be productive at all level of life.  Productivity does not happen accidental; rather, people became creative in their desire and passion in cultivating the atmosphere and culture for strategic change.

This is one area human find highly difficult to adjust their paradigm due to a rigid concept of behavior.   To keep your job or improve your business, you’ll need to consider the values of character transformation because it will enhance your work evaluation.  Individuals who desire to remain or retain their position must daily improve their relational work ethics.

Understanding humans

Becoming aware of interpersonal relationship is a very important cornerstone in achieving success in whatever field of profession you might find yourself at the moment.  Humans are very complex in nature; we need to understand how to keep ourselves in the right relationship atmosphere to be productive.

Dealing with the toxic nature of the fallen Adamic nature will help not only to improve your work ethics but also the way you evaluate people who are still spiritually blind. As Christians we are called to go into the world and make a difference. How can we make lasting difference when we’re also blind and insensitive to the challenges people are facing?

Little things that can give you edge over others

Personality and character evaluation is needed if you truly wish to reach your crest without being limited either by the present global economic crisis or they way you allow people to define you.  It’s important to that what kept certain people from losing their job in the period of recession was their high level skilled mixed with profound moral character.

Just things like saying hi, good morning, I am sorry, always smiling to customers and members of staffs; you talk about a good working relation can make a big difference.

I have met several people who are very good in what they do but lack moral character to balance their highly developed skill.  Companies are more than willing to pay any amount for research and develop in discovering new technologies that will improve or enhance their products and service in a globalized economy.

A different working environment

We live in environment where there is a great pressure on companies to come up with new strategic innovation for their goods and service to remain at the top.  Research and technology in areas of production and marketing becomes a key reason to sales.

This means that companies will pay any amount to get you the required skill to improve your service capacity. Yet this type of investment in improving your professional skill is not enough to keep your job or get you promoted in days where moral ethical values standard are regarded as life guard goods and service in the market.

We shall continue tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day.

Today’s word of meditation

09-02-2010

Conclusion on the study of Eccl 10:15

The place of dependence on the Holy Spirit

Eccl 10:15

15 The labor of fools wearies them, For they do not even know how to go to the city! NKJV

Depending on the Holy to lead you into your city

The nature and life of the Holy Spirit place an important role in our quest to becoming what we’ve been ordained and designed for. There is no doubt about his great influence in the life of those who have gone ahead of us. Studying the word of God and history proves that almost every believer who made major impact in their field of assignment had an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.  You can’t be close to the heart of God and still fail in your work. The God we serve designed life to be lived from the realm of success. Productivity brings glory and honor to his name and kingdom. Mediocrity is not the nature of those who are born of him. You have to start breaking limitation, fear and doubt that cripples people from achieving in life. Your achievement is directly related to your broadness of mind. How you think and what you think about place an effective role yourself development. You can reinvent yourself by depending on the ministry of the Holy Spirit to give you the mind of Christ. The scripture says, if any man be in Christ he is a new creation. To be in Christ means to have the mind and thought of Christ. John 15:4-6 4 Remain in me, and I will stay in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must stay in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you stay in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. NIV When you gave your life to him, he exchanged your failure for his productive life. When you stay within the ambiance of that life you will certainly produce the fruit of his nature and character in all you do. John, in his writing told us that Christ is the light of this world, to manifest this light in the midst of darkness you’ll have to remain and abide in the light. It’s all starts with your state of mind Soundness of mind is a byproduct to maximum productivity in your area of mission. When your mind and thoughts is not in correct alignment with that of Christ it’s become impossible to think productive. Where the enemy get most people is frustrated when he’s been able to lock their mind in one direction of thinking. When you come from an environment where people are not motivated to dream and see vision, they become a product of where they are born. Your environment could either be a limitation or an enhancement to maximum impact, it all depend on your view-point. As I try to close our lesson on Eccl 10:15, we need to remind ourselves that only when we’ve learn to depend on the leading and prompting of the Spirit of truth, we won’t be able to confidently say we know how to enter the city. We need to become one with the Spirit of the Lord in thought and in action!  Moving from the ‘position of a fool to the area of the wise’ requires total surrender of your present and future life to the ministry of the Spirit.One of the most important things we can do is to break away from the view-point of people around us. Friends, family or colleagues must not be the primary source of your decision; rather it should be the leading of that inner gentle voice of the Spirit. Most are time we assume we know what to about issues of our workplace. Learning to discourse your problem with the Holy Spirit we certainly produce clarity and answer for you. Leaving the realm of self dependence to believing and trusting in the inner voice of the Spirit is something you have to cultivate on a daily basis. You don’t leave you house or office without turning to Him for help. Do you know that the Holy Spirit can arrange meeting with people you might not be able to meet on your own?   People who have a say concerning the next level of your life; due to the lack of in-depth relationship with the Lord, we have missed so many opportunity around us. There is no way you can succeed in this complex society without his help. When you start cooperating with the Lord, his Spirit will start giving you strategies and concept to entering your own city. He will bring material, information and people across your path that will help you move up in the ladder of success. The whole essence of submitting to the leadership of the Holy Spirit is to become productive in every area of your relationship and calling in life.  The favor of the Lord is with them that fear {reverence} him. God to God in prayers and let him inspire you on the way forward. The map to your destiny is in his hand. You not let your life be submerge in the opinion of men, rather cultivate a culture of waiting on the Him for guidance and direction to the preferred place in him. Remember the scripture that says, in Him you live and move and have your being. This word must become a reality in your mentality. Don’t be fear driven be faith inspired! Matt 17:20 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  NIV It’s time to grow in your faith so you can take full benefit of what the Lord is doing your life as he lead you into your city of productiveness. Have yourself a blessed and fruitful day.

Today’s word of meditation

08-02-2010

On Friday we began to explore Eccl 10:15, which a fool’s work wearies him because he does not know the way to town. NIV

The King James translation says for he does not know {understand} how to enter the city… firstly, the city represent the marketplace of life, the place political and economic transaction are carried out. The city is the arena where development at all levels is put into effect. This is a place of high level representation of all human gathering; communities, businesses and educational enterprise are defined within the structure of the city.

The city goes beyond high rising buildings, fancy cars or broad highways; it is the seat of power and authority, high level communication both natural and spiritual.  We’ve seen development and transformation of cities in the past decades like we’ve never seeing in human history. Increase in research and technological advancement has help a great deal in interfacing humans and their culture at the global level. Today the word is a global village!

The complexity of a cosmopolitan culture of existence is one that we need not only to study but gain mastery and authority over if we must establish the kingdom of God within the core nature of the 21st century. Looking closely into the core nature of the person King Solomon the author of this book is describing brings certain realities into focus.

  1. 1. This person is not lazy but working yet unproductive- had working doesn’t always result in increase productivity
  2. 2. He lacks wisdom {the operating system for change} so he is refer to as a fool
  3. 3. It is obvious that he is not an informed person. We are in world of information. When you learn to gather in right information you will certainly increase in whatever you are doing
  4. 4. His business { ministry, profession or career}  wearies him instead bringing fulfillment
  5. 5. He does not know how to make a well informed and productive decision
  6. 6. He lack the capacity to increase in the knowledge and wisdom of his business
  7. 7. He is not informed about the importance of strategy change
  8. 8. He is afraid to take risk

All these points highlighted can be summed up in one word; this man lacks what I can call a breakthrough mentality. What is a breakthrough mentality? It is that internal capacity to break all forms of limitation hindering one from advancing in full capacity of one’s ordained vision, calling or assignment. Breakthrough model comes as a result of a well developed spiritual base and a highly informed revelational knowledge of God’s plan and purpose for life.

These two combinations give you the right foundation to leverage our resource with the city you and I need to access to become effective in our enterprise. The power of commerce defines the area of the 21st century community. To successfully do what we’ve been called or designed for, we surely need the wisdom to trade in the marketplace of life. We are told to do business and occupy till Christ come.

Like I’ve just explained, entering the city is significant to the place of effectiveness. Your greatest impact in whatever field of profession you might be requires that you are able to enter the city of such.  Please not that this city is metaphor. A figure of {language} speech or words that symbolize what is not real.

Whatever you need to do that will eventually bring you to a higher level of impact or effective production is a city you must learn to enter lest you become weary in your present assignment.  You might be doing certain things now that is bringing some income but you need to ask your self are you produce to the maximum capacity? If you can’t answer the question, you need to start thinking about how to reposition yourself or business in becoming more productive.   How many of us are doing things right now already brining weariness, frustration and dissatisfaction because we are either afraid to shift our place of location or we’re just completely ignorant of what to do?

we shall continue tomorrow

have a blessed day

Today’s word of meditation

Principle: self-development and

Economic empowerment

05-02-2-10

Eccles. 10:15

The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city. KJV

Eccl 10:15 A fool’s work wearies him; he does not know the way to town. NIV

This morning I’ll like us to consider something a little different from the direction of our thought since we began this daily devotion blog post. I sincerely believe this will help to give direction in some of the challenges we are faced with either as a family, community or nation. The issues of global financial crisis did not catch God unawares and anyone who is following the voice and leading of the Spirit should not also be cut unaware.  By Monday we shall be looking deeper into the scripture to have a proper direction on what the Lord is prophetically saying. its time we put spiritual matters in perspective so we don’t miss the steps and direction of the Spirit. This scripture before us can be stretched in different direction of the spirit but we shall not be doing that. We want to look at its relevancy toward person economic and social empower in this season of socioeconomic challenge.  Many today are already getting frustrated due to the lack of proper direction. we can be laboring without maximum productivity if we refuse to follow the order and guidance of the Lord especially in the area of finance. The Lord desires us to be productive and fruitful in the {business} garden we’ve been assigned.  The lack of spiritual knowledge has caused failure in several areas of productivity. How do we enter the city the city? What those entering the city means in context to productivity and development?  We can find volumes of answer and solution to the present crisis if are ready to spend time in the Lords presence for direction. The word of God is complete in guiding and instructing us about any area of life, some Christians do not believe that they can have correct answers or solution to the business or career challenges. It does not make sense to trust God with your life and find it difficult to truth him with your business or money. Thought I’ll try not to throw blame on some who might holding this wrong view, seeming the type of gross damage some of our Christian leaders have caused in the lives of people, all in the name of trying to get them rich. Wisdom is profitable to direct, says the word of God. If the wisdom we are offering people is not bringing precise godly direction, we are certainly not operating from the realm of Christ, the wisdom of God.  On the other hand, due to the false mentality people already have about God and his plan, it becomes very easy for them to deceive by this ungodly teaching. The nature and character of God concerning money and business is so clear and if we take enough time to read, study and ask the Holy Spirit who is the best teacher to reveal his mind and counsel concerning whatever area we might find confusing, he will be more than willing to help. God is not a magician like millions assumed we have to get to know how the lord relate and communicate with his people.  The Lord works through certain lay down orders, principle and instruction that we are advice to corporate with if we must have his approval and blessing. Life is multifaceted and complex by nature, to excel in your assigned calling or mission you need to familiarize yourself with the guiding rules lest you fail by default.     certain keys {knowledge and wisdom} that could help in our daily business and family interactions. The rules that regulates life is one and if you take enough time to understand it you might just be heading towards success. Defining success itself is a very complex issue because everyone is called to do something different from other. Our success in life is determined by a given vision and the process of bringing it into reality.  The concept of transaction and interchange of information a capitalist driven economy requires a broad base resource capacity. The ability to acquire the necessary information in the area of our expertise certainly we plays a major part in breaking self or environmental limitation. Today’s society is gradually moving from the predominant white color job to what person can produce and trade at the same time.  These shifts in economic culture means that the nature of the quality of goods and services will eventually be determined by individual continual upgrading of their capacity and technology. The ability to penetrate existing market through the creation of added value certainly will give you the required edge.  Having said this, if you must stay as the leading power house in the field of purpose, you need to create new market through new products that can obsolete others around. Your research and development department must be up to standard. Strategic innovation cannot be over emphasized as stiff competition becomes the order of the day’s market. Life is designed and structured in a pattern that demands we all live in certain frame of mind to engage its complex challenges. we shall continue on Monday have a blessed and fruitful weekend

Today’s word of meditation

04-02-2010

Continuation on lesson of the fig tree

13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it. NIV

One of the keys to having or learning the act of receiving revelation {the ability to see beyond the veil of natural occurrence} or the principles and values of the kingdom is to develop a keen attitude to how the our Lord speaks to his audience. Having a comprehensive understanding of how the Lord conveys his mind either by using natural things or parable can be learnt if you have enough patience to wait and meditate on the word.

Spiritual communication is a learnt act for those who are truly eager to hear and know the master’s voice.  Let me quickly say this, the whole lesson of this fig tree was to shift the mindset of Christ disciple from one position of thinking to the accurate place of the Father’s mind.

Beyond our surface theological religious understanding of scripture writing and readings are unimaginable dept’s of insights, principles values and lessons to be learnt if we are just humble enough to identify our false spiritually blind position and be ready to allow the Holy Spirit to grant us clearness and understanding of truth.

Remember, he is the Spirit of truth. Truth more than doctrine, it is a spirit and until you gain the Spirit of truth you can’t precisely understand what the Lord is conveying through is message or parables.

The Lord, in his discussion with Nicodemus, the religious ruler of Israel, said, “if I speak to you about natural things and you do not understand {comprehend to the point of making the necessary change} how can you understand when I speak to you about heavenly things?

John 3:12

12 If I have told you of things that happen right here on the earth and yet none of you believes Me, how can you believe (trust Me, adhere to Me, rely on Me) if I tell you of heavenly things? AMP

If you are a good student of the word you immediately realize that the Lord always uses natural daily {things} occurrences to explain spiritual truth. Paul told us in 1 Corinthians 15 that the natural comes before the Spiritual. This is the pattern of kingdom manifestation. When there is a lack of understanding of natural events it will be difficult to perceive spiritual events and realities.

In our yesterday’s note we saw the mind of the Lord concerning false humanistic religious position. The Lord does not take kindly with the spirit of deception no matter where it emanates from.

Deceptive religious spirit has lived fat of people far too long and the Lord is presently raising a judgment sword against this false order so his people can be free to know and serve him in truth and in Spirit.  Yesterday I said we shall be considering what food means.

Food is that nourishing substances eaten by man and animals to keep energy active. Without eating food for awhile, one could die. Food is highly necessary for the development and existence.  Relating food to spiritual place, one could also say, it’s that nourishing substance eaten by the spirit-man to gain both spiritual energy and reality.

Without balanced spiritual food one could spiritual die. This means that you’ll become desensitized by natural realities, your spiritual faculty become deaden. You can no longer hear or discern the leading and direction of the Spirit for your life.  This is a place you don’t want to find yourself!

13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it. NIV

This natural reality of hunger speaks directly about a spiritual malnourished condition of the people of Israel, who have been constantly deceived by traditional temple worship. The lack of provision of spiritual food by the religious elders to feed and develop the people of Israel was brought under divine scrutiny.

While this tree looks attractive, presentable and edible from afar reflected the dimension of deception; the word said when he came closer to the tree found no fruit but leaves. Like I said yesterday, the edible fruit that usually appear around March-April was not found. This implies that figs will not be blooming in the month of May.

The fig tree also represents our today’s society, whose system and ideology of existence is completely built on false traditional and cultural beliefs. It represents a religious church order that continually invest in the outward appearance without internal transformation and capacity to produce fruits after God’s image.

It also represents an personal life that is under the pressure of trying image a false concept of life that has not internal kingdom values system of sound productivity. Whatever you are on the inside is what you’ll eventually manifest, it’s only a matter of time. The whole essence of the fig free is to produce figs while the leaves are also useful in their own order.

To merely produce leaves without fig is unacceptable in the kingdom of God. If this tree was tress not designed for fruit bearing it would have been incur the judgment of the Lord. This tree was made to produce after its kind at the due season just like you and I were created to produce after the image of the Lord.

The question you need to ask yourself now is, am I producing after the image of Christ or am I just pretending? You have to be sure of your spiritual position so you don’t become dissolution by mere leafs on your tree. The kingdom of God wants to partake of its investment in your life.

The Lord’s judgment on this tree {system, structure or organization} became highly necessary for the preservation of other lives that might fall under the deceptive manipulation of this religious system. It pretends to have fruit {food} but has completely become unproductive in the eyes of the Lord and it must be cut down.

Please don’t just look at some physical structure or religious building somewhere deserving this kind of word but look into your own personal life and let this word bring just judgment so you can escape the final condemnation in the last day.

This fig tree with leaves but lacks capacity to produce fruit of righteousness is a condition of the fallen human heart that need to be adjusted through the power of kingdom salvation. You and I must come to the place where we decide not to stay in that order of leaves bearers but move into the position fruit producers.

It’s going to take completely migration from our false position of thinking and existence to the required kingdom accepted point of view to become fruit bearers.  The Lord is judging every false human position in this season. The day of man is over the Lord is stepping back into the scene of human affair with his full authority.

Whatever represent fig leaves we’ve been using to cover those necked {exposed] areas of our lives should be discarded as the Lord offers us a better covering of his life and nature. We need to allow the Lord through his wisdom to judge the wrong mentality of trying to do things by our own weak ability. We don’t have to fight the will and purpose of the Lord like the Pharisee did only to incur his condemnation.

Gen 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. NIV

Three years of salvation ought to produce more than just leaf; you must come into a day of maturity where you become asset to the advancement of the purposes of the Lord in your community and generation. Please consider these words and let the Lord grant you a wakeup call.

Daily word of meditation

February 1, 2010

A very good morning to all our brethren and readers out there, it’s good to be back again. I hoped you guys had a fulfilling weekend in the presence of the Lord. Our last posting was Friday, 29th of January. I was a little indisposed to post or comment on daily inspiration writing. However this morning, we shall be continuing on the matter of dealing with wrong positional strongholds.

I do belief that the Spirit of the Lord to a degree is using some of the insight been shared in this foot note to help our readers and others out there to have a better and a clearer understanding of the fallen human and how it can be changed to the required and desired pattern. The issue of understanding stronghold is fundamental to social transformation and development. the more government and other social sector of the society understand how human thinks and behave from godly perspective the easier it become get the message of transformation across.

Strongholds are the core system of thinking that finally defines our outcome thought pattern and overall action, irrespective of the level of knowledge or information available at one’s disposal. Strongholds are highly developed mentality built within the human soul through certain past events, dealings, incident, accidents, or acquired knowledge and information designed sometime to last for awhile.

Meaning that people could build very powerful stronghold around certain actions or experiences that could be defined to be bad or good;  In most cases these false positional viewpoints {strongholds} become inter-connected to our emotion and feeling faculty which latter development into a personality behavioral mold.

The more we ask the Lord to grant us spiritual dept and insight into the present cause of weak Christian life; they better we will be able to preferred the right solution at the level of human endeavor. The dilution of believing and accepting that what we’ve defined today as Christianity is good enough to change or transform society, the enemy shall continue to rob millions of their destiny.

As long as we have Christian’s giving themselves to spiritual corruption and death, we shall continue to have problem in the general society. As long as we’ve got government who are also refusing to see the way of the Lord, but has chosen to legislate laws and constitution to excuse people with ungodly behavioral character that should be addressed through the power of kingdom truth, society we continue to waste away.

There is no society no matter how morally potent they are, can live successful or productive without the direct acknowledgement and intervention of the word of Christ among them.

As long human still finds it difficult to accept that there is a perfect preferred pattern of thinking and behavioral existence found Christ alone, they will continue to give the enemy {Satan} the opportunity to steal, kill and destroy their destiny.

Your behavior to a degree is influenced by someone or something either in your past or present. To be aware of wrong behavioral character and reject such influence at any giving time is of the most powerful human character anyone can display.  Those who are under the pressure of pleasing friends, colleagues, family and the society just to be loved, accepted or known are under a powerful delusional mental stronghold.

The issue of identity in your life needs to be adjusted and a redesigned through the power of redemption. The word of God gives us the value on how we should live our lives at all level of society. You should not be forced at any time to do things against the counsel and purpose of God for your life and destiny all to please people.

Those you are trying to please also have issue in their lives they need to resolve. If you all them to decide or define your response to challenges because you don’t know what’s taking place within their own hearts, you’ve giving them undue power to determine the course of your life and destiny.

We shall continue tomorrow.

The Lord bless you!

Today’s word of meditation

January 28, 2010

We continue our study on the issue of the danger of stronghold {false position of existence} and how they can hinder us from moving into the curate position the Lord requires us to operate from. May the Lord give you a clearer vision and understanding this morning as you humbly submit your false mind-set to the Father’s will and desire.

We will start again by defining what a stronghold means:

A stronghold could be any false views, ideology, philosophy, words and accepted thought pattern or imagination {fantasy}built, and acknowledged within the human thought as the accurate acceptable paradigm lifestyle within and outside the will of God.

Understanding humanity:

You may have to go back to yesterday’s note to refresh your mind and thought. We said yesterday that no matter what we’ve gain outside God’s ordained pattern and plan for us will have to give way if we must step into the Promised Land. Humanity inherited a fallen nature that has ultimately defines our attitude and character behavior.

Irrespective of well disciplined we are the human fallen carnal human nature is self seeking and self promoting. Only the nature of Christ within the human heart can bring lasting transformation and restoration, the whole essence of salvation is to give humanity the opportunity to be entirely free from the fallen Adamic nature.

1 Cor 15:22-23 for as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. NIV

Who we are is define by the spiritual and psychological condition our existence except we’ve been translating into the kingdom of Christ. The fallen human nature defines our position of life and regulates other realties of our personality. Only in Christ can we truly live life the way it’s been intended.

What you generally manifest is as a result of the state and disposition of your inner condition.  Why do people behave or see things in certain ways? As much as we can give psychological answers to this question, however the bottom line to answering this complex question as to do with the spiritual configuration of human life.

Many of us have allowed our lives to be defined and re-nature by wrong issues and relationships. In situation where Issues of our upbringing still hold our minds and thought from becoming what the Lord as originally designed us for.

One of the ways to break the holds {control} of {wrong positioning of thinking and doing thing} strongholds is to allow the word of God permeate our heart daily. Developing this discipline of meditating on the words of Christ is a very powerful tool in effecting positive Change.

The core structure of our paradigm can change to that of Christ if we are ready and willing to follow through. Deliberately giving ourselves to the authority of the word certainly will take discipline and courage from us. The enemy those not mind us go to Church, give offering and even pray as long as what we hear have no transformation capacity within the core structure of our thinking. This is where the challenge of reformation lies!

we shall continue tomorrow by the grace of the Lord.

have yourself a wonderful day!

Today’s word of meditation

January 27, 2010

Isaiah 31:9 9 Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic, “declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem. NIV

We couldn’t update yesterday’s daily inspiration due to some technical issues but it’s good to be back this morning again.  Hoped you guys are getting inspired through this flowing revelational river of God’s truth.

My desire is for all our readers to get spiritually nourished and developed in this season of gross deception. The scripture according to John 10: 10, informs us that the thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy.

There are dimensions of kingdom life within the transformed human spirit that if they are not well guarded, the will be stolen by the enemy. This is the day of spiritual enlightenment. Darkness is passing away and we have to keep drawing closer to the mountain of the lord’s truth.

Whatever it is in our hearts that make us dislike the truth must be crushed through our increase of spiritual hunger.  Christ must be well seated within the frame of our thought pattern. The Lord will not allow another god to seat upon the throne of the heart of his children.

Pulling down strongholds:

Whatever we have built or allowed men to build within our mentality which does not reflect the nature {character} and reality of our heavenly Father must be cast down. We are no longer to use the wisdom of the{world system}  flesh to build or guide our live. No matter what we’ve gained or achieved through this earthly wisdom, the Lord demands now that we start pulling down the structures lest we suffer lost. You and I must start removing the old warring garment of Saul if you must win the war of fighting the goliaths of our minds. {1 Sam 17}

A stronghold could be any false views, ideology, philosophy, words and accepted thought pattern or imagination {fantasy}built, and acknowledged within the human thought as the accurate acceptable paradigm lifestyle within and outside the will of God.

The issue of our old stronghold is a major battle field we must fight and win without losing any ground. The scripture says, as a man think in his heart so he is; your thought life is equal to your outlook to life.

Today’s battle field is within people’s mentality and this filed needs to be precisely understood by those whom the Lord is given the Promised Land which is the human heart. Remember one key principle about the word of God is, whatever the Lord give us directive to change in the world must first become a reality within the heart. Our heart is the lunching point for both spiritual and social transformation.

The Lord since the beginning of this year has spoken expressly to us through a powerful prophetic unction that requires absolute clarity and understanding to navigate and accurately access the capacity of breakthrough the hindrances within our minds.

The present spiritual resource coming to believers all across the globe is to position us in the place where the Lord can completely have his way in and through our lives. The Lord will not allow Jacob to step into his inheritance without a change of his old nature. All that we have possessed through illegitimate channels will not cross Jordan to the Promised Land.

to be continued tomorrow!

Today’s word of mediation

25th of January 2010

Danger of a stronghold

2 Cor 10:4-6 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. NKJV

A stronghold could be any false views, philosophy, words, thought or imagination {fantasy}built, and accepted within the human thought pattern as the acceptable paradigm of knowing or reaching God. This means that to accurately define what a stronghold is, one need to prove and establish what truth is. The very purpose of stronghold is to have alternative to God and his plan.

The battle of the knowledge of God has continued to be one of the most dividing topics within the body of Christ. Theology and denominations have all crafted their own image of God in the heart of men. The reason this is still an issue today is due to the fact that people have accepted others opinion about what truth is and not what the truth says about himself.

Many claimed to know the truth or even have relationship with the truth but when you study their behavioral attitude in relating to sound biblical concept of the truth, they are no way close to it. Christ who is the truth is the foundation and characteristic of how life and the human society should be viewed. Meaning if you don’t have a solid revelation of Christ the messiah as the pattern of your existence, you will be deceived by the enemy.

Our unregenerated mind-set in most cases lacks the ability and consistency to find or accept the nature and character that drives the way of truth into our hearts to such we can accept it as the right way to think or behave.

In a society where everyone beliefs they are right and the law promote such ideology, Christians are expected to show a better dimension of existence through the quality of their lifestyle in every situation. You are expected to manifest Christ nature at all times and occasion.

This can only become a reality when you allow the old way of thinking to give for Christ though to gain ground in your life. pray that the Lord will grant you grace and understanding to see in humility those areas of strongholds you have refused to let go. As the Lord shows you start dealing with them by pulling them down. We shall continue on the issues tomorrow. Have a great day.

Today’s word of meditation

January 23, 2010

Fallen short of the glory of God

Rom 3:23

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, NIV

The scripture says for all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. This scripture gives us one of the fundamental kingdom keys needed to regain our place and position in Christ. Dealing with the issue of restoration requires that we first deal with the reality of the fall. Due to the lack of revelational understanding of what the fall is, and its impact on the entire creation many have not taken the concept of their salvation serious.

Secondly, we need to understand what the glory of God is; do you know what the glory of God is or represent in the earth? Until the Lord opens the eyes of our understanding, clarity towards the Father’s glory will still elude us. Adam was cloth with the Father’s glory in the garden, he did not need any eternal covering because there was nothing to cover {hide in the presence of the Lord} until he and his wife fell.

The glory of God was the very life source of kingdom existence. This is the highest level of approval any person can attain in the Spirit; to be cloth with the glory of God.  When they sinned, they were stripped of their glory.

This glory they were cloth with represents the sustaining life of the Father over their live; the glory gave them authority and power to execute dominion over other creation of God until the serpent was used by the enemy to deceive them.  The power and ministry of redemption was sent through Christ death of the cross to bring new life to all men who are ready and willing to accept the way of salvation.

Many are too quick to settle for a superficial externality show, without a true and lasting work of regeneration within their heart.  When man fell from the glory of God, he from a position of divine life and light to a condition of spiritual death, darkness and corruption. Meaning that, everything produced and manufactured after the fall irrespective of its good intension will eventually bring forth death.

Sin {death} operates as the template that defines values and choices the fallen man.  Until the life of God fully takes is residence and authority over the heart of men, the soul will continue to dominate everything man represent.  People have tried to just be nice, kind loving on to realize that they become more frustrated because the fallen man no matter how he or she tries to show the fruit of the Spirit with completely giving one’s self to God is vain. Pray that the Lord will give your clear understanding of the ministry and power of regeneration, so that his revelation of His glory flows through your life.

Today’s Word of meditation

Continuation of the ministry of wisdom

January 22, 2010

Greeting to all our readers this morning, hope you had a wonderful night. James 3:17-18 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. NIV

Like I said yesterday, we will be comparing the nature and characteristics of the two kinds of wisdom in operation within the human life. I’ll like to start by saying that your choice of wisdom is solely base on the condition and passion of your heart. Those who desire to please the Lord in all things will certainly follow his directive no matter the cost. Whichever of the two you allow to dominant your life will certainly determine the kind fruit you’ll produce. It is crustal that we know the source of our knowledge, wisdom and understanding we are applying to the issues around us. One of the reasons why it seems the church has no answer for the issues and challenges of our society is simply based on the operation of our wisdom. When we borrow wisdom from the world system how can we produce a better solution?

I do believe that the reason the Lord laid this topic in my heart is to help correct the wrong ideologies we have embedded as fallen humans.  We will not see the required change until we are ready to give up our carnal ways of thinking.

As long as were feeding on dust {the wisdom of the earth} we shall be dominant by the works of the flesh. The serpent was caused to feed on dust as judgment of his deception to man. Remember that the outer man was made of dust while the inner man is a product of the Spirit of God. All that s beneath is of the devil and all that is above is above

James 1:16-17

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV

Remember that there is a wisdom that comes from the earth;    Many Christian truly desire to please God but the template of their understanding of pleasing God is built around their own ideologies or a tradition passed down to them by their denomination or culture.

The Lord those not have double standard yet the operation of those standard differs from region to region.  When Apostle Paul said I became all things to all men that he may win some, he wasn’t suggesting an idea of compromising the standard of the word of God, rather, he actually trying to show us the strategy of allowing the word of God to blind into the lives of people irrespective of their cultural or traditional orientation.

Many lack the how to use the word {wisdom} of God in situations because they have not taking time to meditate on the living word of God. The word of life must take root in your heart for it to produce after God’s nature.

Let’s consider some of the characteristic apostle James gave about the wisdom that comes from above:

The wisdom that comes from above is:

1 Pure

2 Peace and loving

3 Considerate

4 Submissive

5 Full of mercy

6 It has good fruit

7 Its impartial and sincere

We are going to do some word study tomorrow in order to fully understand the nature of this nature of wisdom.  It is highly important to know this character of God by heart in order to excel and prosper in this world of destruction. I hope this words will bring change to your heart as you press into knowing and allowing Christ to build his house of wisdom in you

have a blessed and prosperous day

Today’s word of meditation

21 of January

Still considering the thought of yesterday’s scripture

Yesterday we considered a very important issue that should keep us focused on the part of wisdom that gives us victory. We said that this wisdom only comes when we allow Christ to build his house in us. We also said this wisdom is not archived through mental disciple, but through a continual relationship development with the Spirit of Christ.

We can’t any more depend on our earthly knowledge and wisdom to survive the complex challenges of the 21stcentury. Our homes and community desperately need people who can express this type of wisdom that brings lasting solution. Decisions are made from a well of information already sitting in our hearts. This information could either come through the carnal human senses or the revealed knowledge of the Spirit. we cannot make true informed decision when the strongholds of past mentality still drives and control our outlook. the lord is ending the days of man while on the other hand he’s brining in his day.

The Spirit of the Lord is calling us to ascend in our revelational understanding o Christ, the wisdom of God to become effective in our daily decision. I still want us to go back to the scripture and the foot note of yesterday’s message.

We need to be very careful of the danger of seeking newer truth {revelation} when the old that was received yesterday has to become {flesh} engraved or rooted into our thought pattern. The scripture warns us to be careful how we hear because we will be judged by the same measure of hearing. we must determine to become stewards of the words committed into our hands. we need to thrive to become what we read irrespective of what the enemy says. the word must become flesh!

Tomorrow we shall consider this scripture in James:

James 3:17-18

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. NIV

Please read and start meditating on it

If you need more explanation or clarity on any of our past word of meditation note, please send me a mail or just drop a comment on the comment block at the end of page.

Thanks have a wonderful day.

Today’s word of meditation

Proverbs 24:3-4

3 Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], 4 And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. AMP

  • Definition of wisdom from the Encarta dictionary:
1. good sense: the knowledge and experience needed to make sensible decisions and judgments, or the good sense shown by the decisions and judgments made
2. accumulated learning: accumulated knowledge of life or of a particular sphere of activity that has been gained through experience
3. opinion widely held: an opinion that almost everyone seems to share or express
4. sayings: ancient teachings or sayings

The scripture above lays a beautiful foundation to successful living amidst ruthless Babylonian corrupt value system. We live days we people have become blind to the operating values and principles of the kingdom. Yet these people still demand that Christ provide whatever need they may have.  Living or building your life according to the principles and values of this fallen will not get you and me anyplace near the life and power of kingdom of God. The word of God says though we are in this world we are not of this world.

Meaning, our values and operating system should be alien to the corrupt pattern of this world. How we build and what we build from should be from the wisdom descending above. The pattern and ways we raise and develop that which the Lord commits into our hands should be in accordance to the principles and values of heavenly dimension. The life and nature of Christ the wisdom of God should always be seen in and through our lives.

To allow the world’s system to shape and culture marriage, children business and family will definitely hinder whatever plan the Lord has ordained our lives for in the earth.

The operation of believers must become ten times better if victory must be secured. This position of having ten times more capacity of wisdom in the land of Babylon is beyond mere intellectual understanding of the principles and strategies of applied wisdom. The wisdom that is needed in our time and age is a person who must live, talk and move in us. The book of James told us that there is a wisdom that originates from the earth {the carnal fallen human frame of mind} while there is the other type of wisdom that come {originate, initiated and produced] from above.

These two types of wisdom define the values and operating system of those who dwells in the earth. The person who operate from the wisdom that comes from above will manifest the fruit of kingdom initiated solution irrespective of the challenge, while the one who operates from the wisdom that come from the fallen man will definitely produce fruits after the glory and values of the world.

This is not about what sounds good or fair, rather it sis about what the Lord will and desire for every occasion of our live. Eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil will make you become a rational person in your outlook and this will definitely make susceptible to the deceiving power of the enemy.

As good as the definition from the Encarta dictionary is; we need more than such intellectual outlook to all these complex human problems, Christ the wisdom of God must be formed in us to triumphantly overcome and bring the right solution.

As one considers the multifaceted challenges of our days, we’re in and the failure to proffer the right solution as pervaded societies, it become highly necessary to seek and follow the voice and way of Christ, the wisdom of God in order to navigate this traumatic season triumphantly. Right from individual to government intuitions are like Peter, who had been toiling all night in issues of life that just refused to either move or change.

According to Luke 5:5-6

5 And Simon (Peter) answered, Master, we toiled all night [exhaustingly] and caught nothing [in our nets]. But on the ground of Your word, I will lower the nets [again].

6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish; and as their nets were [at the point of] breaking, AMP

Until Peter finally met the Lord and allowed divine wisdom to prevail over is obsolete skill and expertise no solution was giving. Please clearly understand what I’m trying to convey this morning; this is not about you Jesus answer to the innumerable answers or solutions you’ve had in time past.

Neither is it about trying Jesus method as you have tried several both from the religious and social sectors in time past. The point here is not just looking for any kind of {way-out} wisdom to resolve problems, but discovering the only solution which is Christ the wisdom of God.

The challenge of our time is no different in comparing to that which Jesus Christ faced in his days. The only different is how did he handled and dealt with the issues such that he commanded total victory?  Taking time to study the operational strategy of Christ will definitely empower in dealing with realities of life.

Therefore, to break through the spiritual and psychological barriers hindering advancement at all levels of our lives we need to learn how the master navigate both men and demonic impositions. This implies that, every religious and humanistic wisdom assumed before now, must be discarded at his feet as we allow him to led and guide us through the express voice of his Spirit.

By wisdom a house is built, how are you allowing Christ the wisdom of God to build his house {family, ministry, business and career} in you? You see, until the Lord is giving the opportunity to build his house in you, you will not have the necessary wisdom, understanding and knowledge to express the type of life he desired for you to manifest.

Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the answer you need to those issues but you have to let him do what he knows how to do best. Sometime the overburden of life challenges pushes to a point where we tend to want to settle for anything just to get out of the problem only to face similar issue in the future.

Sometime the wisdom of the Lord will lead us to a place where we don’t want to God because it is not a familiar territory.  To follow the wisdom of the Lord we need to fully trust and depend on Christ o matter what. Many are set in their ways about what they want to hear from the Lord and other has become dogmatic through a particular pattern of hearing the Lord.

This type of religious attitude is highly dangerous in this season.  To the degree you allow Christ to build his house in you is to the degree you will manifest in the life and power of true kingdom living. We must become flexible and pliable in the hand of the Lord

Word of meditation for today

15th of January 15, 2010

Continuation of yesterday’s word; Quench not the Spirit

A very good morning to you, hope you had a blessed night. It’s a new day to be alive in Christ. Whatever might be the struggle in your life today may the Lord grant you rest, grace and wisdom in handling them…amen

I felt I should include these beautiful words of Apostle Paul to the brethren in Galatia who also faced similar spiritual challenges we are also faced with today.

Gal 5:16-18

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. NKJV

Like I said yesterday, our greatest challenge in this day the Lord desires to manifest his glory is not even from Satan but from our carnal desire and unsurrendered soul. There are detentions of carnal activities within our soul {mindsets} that have become fire extinguisher. It is not enough to know how to get the fire of the Spirit into our lives; I do believe the greater work is to know those things that can put off the fire.  In most cases we get defeated due to our lack of unawareness of the lies and plans of the enemy.  The kind of ground we are made of will determine if the seed of God will grow or be rejected.

The condition of the heart determines how the fire of the Lord will burn and be maintained. The scripture above did not suggest that the will force you to keep the fire burning, it says, walk in the Spirit…meaning you will have to initiate your move and then the holy Spirit will give you the enablement. If you are not ready to put effort concerning that which you desire how you can receive it?  Brethren we need to learn that spiritual things are not automatic; someone must be ready to engage his or her faculties to the demand of the Spirit for there to be change.

Here are some points that I think you need to carefully consider:

  • What are the activities you need to engage yourself in so that the life and nature of the Spirit becomes experience of your life?
  • How do you develop and matured culture of remaining in the presence of the Lord without getting directed?
  • Understanding the nature and ministry of the Holy Spirit in such a way that will constantly pulls your entire passion toward him should be a priority and not a onetime Sunday event.
  • Our salvation which is wrought through the life and power of the Spirit is also designed to be maintained through the same means or else we will fail in our spiritual development.
  • The joy of salvation and the benefits of it realities only come into manifestation through the active participation of the Holy Spirit at every giving point. To the degree we allow him to lead and guide our hearts and words is to the degree the ministry of the Lord will be expressed in and through our lives.
  • Everything the Lord desire to birth in and through our life starts from the accuracy of our foundation. If your salvational footing is inaccurate your entire spiritual journey becomes a waste.

To cheapen or trivialize the ministry of the Holy Spirit to formulas or some kind of theory will only produce continual frustration and confusion. The spirit of truth desire to do more than just the ability to speak in tongues in our lives, I strongly believe that we are in a season where we desperately need to know, understand and actively participate in the ministry of the person of the Holy Spirit so that his life gift and power can become functional in and through our daily existence. The power of community transformation lies within the heart of people who are called believers and followers of Christ.

Developing an aggressive warfare mentality towards living a life of spiritual consciousness will take more than just being a nominal Christian. Many have bought the lies of thinking that they can live a successful life without been daily empowered by the Holy Spirit.

There is no doubt that those who are truly born of God have a measure of the Spirit in them, yet there are vastness of divine life and realities that need to be attained after the initial outpouring of Pentecost.

Do everything to make sure that your life reflects the full manifestation the fire on the altar of the Spirit and you’ll become the pleasure of the Father in this new day.  May the inheritance of your spiritual walk become manifest in due season…amen

Word of meditation for the day

14th January 2010

Lev 6:12-13 13 The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out. NIV A very good morning to all the beloved of the Lord, I truly do not have any excuse for not keeping up to date on posting current blogs on our daily inspiration note.  i am sorry. I must confess that It’s been a difficult and challenging start of the year 2010 for me, but I do know that the greater our temptation, the better our triumph in Christ. The word says all things work together for the good of them who loves the Lord and are called after his purpose. I truly solicit your prayers in whatever level the Lord will allow you to intercede for me and the ministry he has placed in my care.

The scripture says we must be on our guard because the enemy, like a roaring Lion is seeking whom to destroy and we need to learn how to consistently resist his attack. Quench not the Spirit As the Lord give me strength and direction I’ll always try to post that which I feel the Lord is impressing in my heart for your meditation and edification.  This morning I felt I should remind our brethren in Franschhoek of what the Lord spoke to us during our first Saturday morning prayer.  The Lord through His Spirit graciously impressed a word of warning just as we were about to start praying; this word I believed laid the right footing and foundation of entering the year 2010. It was a strong prophetic word I believed captured the Father’s present emphasis for the spiritual state and condition of almost everyone who was present in that prayer meeting.

This statement expressly flowed out of my mouth; quench not the Spirit! quench not the Spirit! This statement released a depth of the Spirit of intercession that very morning that rekindled in the fire of the Lord back to us.  We are in a day where the enemy is strategically quenching believer’s fire all across the globe. We have to be watchful and prayerful at all times as the enemy will do everything to try to stop your devotion and relationship with the Lord. 1 Peter 5:8-9 8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. NIV I shall continue tomorrow by his grace. Keeps the fire burning!

Today’s word’s of meditation

November 26, 2009

John 16:13-14 3 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. NIV This powerful prophetic promise revealed by Christ is not merely limited to the initial coming of the Spirit at the inception of salvation, but also showed the continual coming {flow} of the Spirit as believers develop intimate relationship with the person of the Holy Spirit in their daily interaction. The Lord said, this latter coming of His Spirit will release into the believer, the true identity or reality of things no matter how dark or obscure they may look to the ordinary eyes.  The highest title or characteristic of the Spirit is known as the Spirit of truth. We live in days of profound obscurity. Many, including believers are running from pillar to post looking for answers to issues beyond their cultural or religious philosophy. We’re presently faced with a highly complex homogeneous society where people have lost a sense of their values and identity. What use to work as solution and answer in the past no logger suffice in this new globalized society; where religion, culture, tradition and the economy are been tied into one unified order. Yet in the midst of this challenging problem of social identity and spiritual blindness, we are promised as believers of Christ to patiently set our heart towards the coming of the Spirit of truth. One of the predominant manifestations of the Spirit of the Lord amongst believers in the last days will be their ability to make bare highly difficult and complex issues.  Like Daniel in the land of Babylon we will be able to interpret difficult dreams {issues} that none of the magicians or philosophers of Babylon can. Please take time in your busy schedules to prioritize moments, minutes, hours or days if possible to learn to hear and respond to the voice of the Spirit of truth. Please note that the truth carries a unique Spirit that must be known before you can be certain if you’re being lied to or not. Only when you start disciplining yourself in this spiritual act will you be able to make strategic and accurate decisions in life. Mind you, your decision-making starts momentary to a long-term ones.  Don’t forget to look up Romans 12:2. Have a blessed day!

Today’s Word of meditation

25th of November 2009

Gen 37:18-20 19 Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! 20 Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!” NKJV

I realize that the Father deliberately place certain people some time are very close to us as the very stumbling block to help prepare our character and attitude us what he has planned for us in the future. Many of us are good dreamer but very few are ready and prepared for what the dream will demand and expose us to.  Reading and studying through the life of Joseph a type of Christ our Lord this morning opened my eyes again to see the required process and standard of the making of the man of God.

Whatever purpose or plan the Lord has prepared for us will first attract the negative from people and the society. Most time it your family or friends that will stand against the dream. Their resistance or negativity is highly needed to build the necessary character behavioral responses capacity when we get to the place of power, reputation and affluence.

Facing setbacks and challenges from people who supposed to be close friends or relative without reacting or fighting back is the setting of the stage of the manifesting of your God-given dream. No matter what you’ve seen in your night vision, without the place of adequate exposure to fear, failure, pride or poverty in some extreme cases and learning to handle them well  without complaining show you’re getting ready to handle the blessing or wealth of the Lord properly. Learning to die before living is the key to a breakthrough life! You can read Isaiah 53 to give a better picture of the pattern and process of divine preparation. Have a great day.

May God grant you the spirit of understanding and wisdom to remember Joseph the next time you are being betrayed or persecuted by people who are supposed be your brother or sister in Christ.

Today’s word of meditation

24th of November 2009

Colossians 1:28 28 Him we preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone and instructing everyone in all wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God), that we may present every person mature (full-grown, fully initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the Anointed One). AMP

Foot note

In days where anything and almost everything are being preached except Him who is the central theme of the Gospel; Christ the messiah, Apostle Paul through his apostolic mandate as a chief architect of divine engineering {building} re-echoes and establish once again the heartbeat of kingdom based gospel to the Colossians brethren, lest they get carried away by the seductive and deceitful preaching of a fine gospel void the life, power and nature of Christ, the anointed one.

Any message preached or taught, no matter how powerful and inspirational it may be or sound to the listeners, if it lacks the ability to expose {magnify} and imprint the life and nature of Christ to the people, such that the heart starts gravitating towards conforming into the revelation of the person of Christ is another Gospel. All believers of the gospel are called and assigned to preach and magnify Christ not just in words which is highly important but also in their conduct and attitude to people around.