UNMASKING JEZEBEL’S ARCHITECTURE OVER THE NATIONS. Part 6

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

MASTERING THE BABYLONIAN LANGUAGE. Part 6

Another powerful strategy of the enemy which is part of the narrative of the spirit of Jezebel is the altering of words and their meaning, and I’ll like to highlight this point briefly we before begin to deal with the issue of how Jezebel infiltrate our lives, families, community and society.

Words, language, phrases are some of the most powerful tools in capturing and expressing culture. There’s absolutely no way we can capture the spirit of an Age or civilization without understanding the lingua of such society. Today, new language is be coined while old, relevant words are systematically being eroded, and this is what I’ll like us to briefly consider.

Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. 11 If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and the speaker is a foreigner to me. 1 Corinthians 14:10-11

The more I look into the scripture in the context of what we are assigned to represent in the 21st-century society, the more I see a lack of preparation and almost the sense of total disconnection in terms of awareness and understanding of the nature of the season.

Being a sheep among wolves requires a deeper sense of the operation of the Spirit of wisdom, and being wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove is certainly operating from another realm of life that gives us the edge to effectively represent the eternal intentions of the Father is an ever-increasing hustle society.

The nature and character of the days we’ve been brought into demand we are skilled in all the langue of the Chaldeans, the Babylonians, and the Egyptians, and we should stop seeing this idea as a foreign idea or unbiblical.  As we know, Jesus spoke Aramaic because that was the language of the day.  The big question we should be asking ourselves is, what is today’s language?

When I speak of language, please note that I am not merely referring to lingua franca but the generation ideological, operating interface within societies; a manner of thinking that connects people, places, things and even machines in a manner that allows a general communication and understanding. Every generation developed and operated through this kind of language they adopted in promoting certain values, beliefs and ideologies we sought to promote.

Cultures, ideologies, traditions and captured within the language. Language is the total sum of what defines our identity.

As we can notice, the past three decades or so, the world and its philosophers have been busy developing a new language that has almost become matured in use to promote their ideology today but the church has been caught sleeping in combatting the wrong ideology behind this language.

One unique thing we witness throughout the scripture that gave the people of God the edge to stand out even in times of captivity is their ability to quickly learn and use the language of their captors as an advantage to advance the purposes of God.  Indeed, language is a medium of communication. However, we are seeing various forms of communicating today that goes way beyond two people merely talking. Communication today has become a very powerful tool to imprint and establish a philosophy that is weaponized to kill, steal, and destroy.

The art of communication has become one of the most lucrative 21st-century business that yields lots of profit. My point, however, is not just about the profiting side of communication but to highlight the deliberate war on destroying the meaning and definition of words, as they are today viewed to serve the certain narratives and agendas.

Society is being assaulted from all angles by those whose agenda is to destroy the very fiber of society and sought to change the order of things redesign. Language today, has transcended to the level of ideology; an ideology that should promote certain ‘progressive beliefs’

We live in a day where we are constantly being bombarded by various voices, opinions, and ideologies that society seek to impress upon us regardless of our interest or not. Unfortunately, many within the community of the Church have not been adequately sensitized and prepared for these kinds of subtle confrontations.

Indeed, these voices, when we face them, come across aggressively, demanding we take a side, and of cause, they want us to take their side because they’ve tried to desensitize the minds of many us using phrases the promotes their ideology of the new world order they are trying to create. 

Many spiritual leaders are yet to fully comprehend the nature and complexity of the battle before the Church, and I do hope this few points will wake us up as we confront the spirit of Jezebel and other powerful Satanic principalities.

While I strongly believe the Father gave the Church the platform of social media to propagate the gospel of Christ to the lost, and to serve as a melting point to speak redirection to the disgruntled members of the lost sheep of God. We are yet to understand that the social media just like other platforms is actually a 21st-century language we must learn like Daniel and his friends learnt the language of the Babylonians in other to carry out the mandate of the kingdom.

Those who are masters of language will determine the direction of society, its philosophy and economy. Everything today has a coded language that should be learnt in order to utilize its power or influence. We, as the ecclesia is in the midst of powerful warfare, and this war is all about influencing other nations.

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT CIVILIZATION

One of the main reasons countries like America and China are fighting what is termed as economic war is for the single reason of language. As I said, languages, which the scripture also refers to as voices, has gone beyond voice communication to an ideological war that is playing out on every form of system that made has created to establish his dominance.

In other words, those who are skilled in computer language have the edge of power and influence. Introducing computer program language from early childhood is necessary and highly critical for any nation or society to service. 

Someone of the wealthiest companies today is those dealing with computer language and pregaming. I have used these points to further stress the point I am making.

The world of social media has become a tool to increase the volumes of the voices and noises to distract many away from the pathway of sound moral judgement.  There is all kind of voices today that have been empowered and indeed, amplified through the tool of social media that has brought more confusion and challenges regarding being able to ascertain what the Spirit of the Lord will have many knows.

When we talk about information overload, we are dealing with a reality that has come to define the culture and structural fabric of today’s society. We are at the twilight of a new sociocultural revolution; a revolution that is not fought with guns and sword but with language and what I define as New Age opinions.

In the last three decades or so, the English language has dramatically revolved to the point that the meanings of certain key words that defines our social lifestyle have been forced to change their meaning, or in some cases have been reduced to obsolescence.  Words are losing their true meaning, and this is a deliberate act in reconfiguring how we process thoughts, meaning, intentions, and actions.

The agenda of the powers of darkness in this season carries various faces of expression as we have earlier discussed, all depending on the position of the battle line they find themselves and the objective they seek to achieve.  As we continue to witness the systematic introduction of certain phrases and words into the society the idea is to reprogram how we see, process and accept meanings.  One of the keyways the enemy can infiltrate any heart or space is to change the meaning of words, particularly, if those words expresses certain sense of morality, accountability and demand to correctness.

The American society and a larger part of Europe have lost a major ground during the first battle around language in the last three decades, and the loss opened the door for certain ideologies and philosophy to be introduced their society to the point that an average teen or adult today are struggling to comprehend or appreciate the meaning of certain words that ought to give them moral definition and a deep sense of correctness.

Right from the beginning of time, language has played a major role in the development of humans and the desire to build a strong, shared community, and we saw this greatly impressed during the building of the tower of Babel. Every time there’s a need to build a tower of [Babel] rebellion, human always seeks for a common language to implement such a task, even if they have nothing in common with each other. The enemy also play behind the call and support for

[global]

unity for as long as such call play towards its diabolic agenda.

To be continued…

UNMASKING JEZEBEL’S ARCHITECTURE OVER THE CHURCH AND THE NATIONS. PART 4

Principle of spiritual authority

 and governmental warfare

by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

Part 4

DEALING WITH THE GENERAL OVERVIEW OF

THE PRESENT NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT IN WARFARE.

Hebrews 11 32-38

32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again.

There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning; e they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.

This highlighted scripture above defines the spiritual framework and character posture the ecclesia must assume as a kingdom priestly regents Heaven is empowering and releasing in this season of engaging the ongoing, complex issues and challenges the nation’s and creation is faced with under the insidious influence of the activity of Jezebel.

Divine upgrade

it is important to note that there’s a current, general update and upgrading of our spiritual base and the apostolic resources at our disposal in order to be effectively and efficiently prepared to  engage; this is to prevent us from being trapped by the same religious web of division and extremism that entangled many in the past who tried representing the purposes of God from a very shallow, narrow, and myopic perspective.

What is Gods agenda for the earth in this new day?

The Father’s agenda is to fill the earth {people} with the knowledge of his glory through a company of priesthood, emerging with the ascended revelatory reality of the son, but functions from an ascended, eternal realm of representation, the pattern of our ministry priesthood must change from the obsolete first and second day reality of representation; we must come into the ascended ministry lifestyle of Melchizedek.

Functioning within the framework authority and power of this priesthood is highly important if we must effectively move and function within the current Satanic activity challenging our position and identity in Christ.

The remnant of individuals who will live and function within the framework of the ongoing complex, false order off the earth must have shift from the house of Saul to the present, restored {house} tabernacle of David, and that is because only David carries the ascended insight of the authority of the kingdom to face and behead the giant, evil system challenging us today.

Beyond this, these company of men and woman will carry and operate in the iconic spirit of the patriarchs. Each of the Patriarchs represent a dimension of grace, wisdom, strategy, and capacity that must function in the power of corporate unity in dislodging the spirit of Darkness before us.

 These are days where Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Esther, Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary, and the rest are all being awaken within the hearts of the saints, emerging in their various respectable position in defeating the spirit of humanist, Satanic activity distorting the prophetic mandate of God for creation.

There’s no doubt that the Spirit of the Lord is forcefully leading the Body of Christ to a new position of more advanced, governmental engagement which requires we shift from our old position towards a more accurate, matured reality of the prophetic requirement of the Spirit for the season.

The nature of spiritual resistance and opposition we are faced with today, demands the finest of the Spirit of wisdom and faith. There’s a need we redefine and update our prophetic insight in order to be strategically repositioned with maximum, sustained capacity to advance.

The mandate of entering to repossess our lost spiritual space and heritage as legitimate, custodians of the earth has become an assignment that cannot be neglected nor defer to the future, yet, we have to advance with caution due to the kind of subtle but powerful enemy we are contending with.

The prophetic objective of rebuilding and restoring the architectural structure of the burnt gates and broken walls of lives, families, institutions, and the society at large, will certainly demand we move towards a more advanced, prophetic engagement towards all illegitimate spirits and entities at the gates.

Maintaining a biblically sound and balanced spiritual [perspective] neutrality in responding and representing the eternal agenda of the kingdom of God within a sharply, racially charged, and divided society is highly critical, if we are to truly manifest the spirit of redemption, healing and restoration to creation, and ultimately, reign with Christ in his millennial kingdom Age.

We cannot afford to be found biased, religious, and denominational in our prophetic philosophy and perspective as we advance in this season. Every form of charismatic, blind spot and misconceptions regarding the ascended, operational pattern and direction of the kingdom and its initiatives in this season must be thoroughly examined and addressed before we step out again in divine representation.

The position of our utilization of kingdom authority and power in warfare should be strictly built on the apostolic template of Christ nature and character which must not be compromised by any form of religious assumption, humanist beliefs, or some form of an overt, nationalistic, prejudicial attitudes.

This is the day of the operation of the kingdom values and principle, meaning, we have to test whatever we’ve been taught to believe in our various church community within the principles of the kingdom so we are not found to be misrepresenting Christ out there in the name of our own traditional, charismatic Church believes or expectations.

The standard is, if any man be in Christ and not in a church, such a person is a new creation, behold, old [ways, patterns, culture, ideologies, and philosophy] things have passed away, observe, all things have become new. The operational position of those in Christ is a spiritual value and posture of an ever-increasing newness. Newness should reflect the position of advanced spiritual development, perception, interaction, and engagement with all humans and creation regardless of how hateful or bitter they may be to us.

When Joshua met the captain of the Lord of host standing, he asked him if he was for them or against them, the captain of the Lord of the host said, am neither for both sides. This is an important truth and attitude we need to understand and embrace in a day where polarization has become the order of political engagement.

Religious bias and other forms of humanist prejudice will not only blind our insight from seeing the intention and direction of the Lord in this hour, but will in fact, cripple our ability and capacity to effectively engage in the arts of advance prophetic initiatives, even as we are called to charge in warfare against the spirit of Jezebel and the high places of our communities, cities and generation.

Laying this foundational narrative is crucial, because many are still divided behind some charismatic, religious ideological differences, fueled on racial grounds, depending on which side of the fence they find themselves. To develop a biblically sound world view in dealing with the socio-cultural and economic divides is to allow the Spirit of the Lord to first strip us of our presumptive ideas and knowledge, gathered under the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 Secondly, is to allow the Father to enlighten and broaden our spiritual standpoint regarding the current political or socioeconomic realities of our time, which I usually term as a position of prophetic spectrum.

As we know, when a ray of light passes through a fraction prism, what we experience is a spectrum of colors. This truth is the same when considering the idea of allowing the light of God’s truth to pass through and permeate our spiritman, what happens is, we effectively see and identify the various, glorious, unique beauty and identity of the Father for each person, family, community, nation, continent, and of course, this generation as a whole.

PROPHETIC PRISM AND THE POSITION OF ELIJAH

To understand and effectively Administrate the justice system of the kingdom of God on earth, which is totally different in view and value from the humanist and religious viewpoint, is to be ready to prophetically represent the priestly, governmental authority of the kingdom of God according to Isaiah chapter 11.

A prophetic student will be keenly aware that one of the manifest Spirit of the last days and before the final coming of Christ is the spirit of Elijah, and we are told that this spirit, or, the posture of life if you will, carries the authority of reformation and restoration in the earth. We’ve seen the progressive released of this spirit in a dimension, right from the days of John the Baptist and throughout church history. Today, we are witnessing a greater outpour and the release of this spirit as we confront one of the deadliest, Satanic assault, unleashed upon this generation.

The restorative, prophetic capacity of the spirit and ministry of Elijah in this season is a clear sign of the accelerated nature of kingdom activity that is currently taking place across the earth. The emergence of the spirit of Elijah amongst other apostolic governmental grace being restored to the ecclesia is a high watermark in the call to the arena of divine representation, even as the day of the Lord becomes more eminent.

The kingdom of God is suffering violence, and the violence we must be ready to take by divine enforcement of kingdom truth. We shall further consider the relevant position and influence of the spirit of Elijah as we track the position of divine confrontation.

THE NATURE OF THE ENEMIE’S ATTACK

Therefore, in the context of this apostolic framework, our war gear of readiness and engagement must totally reflect what we see in Isaiah 11. Elijah which is a type of the Carmel skin we should wear in this season must be dressed in these qualities of spirit of Christ described as the full armor of God according to Ephesians chapter 6. Having brought this into perspective, we then need to begin to understand the nature of the common enemy of the kingdom we are assigned and dressed to deal with as a type of a Davidic generation, assigned to watch our father’s sheep.

Our position as watchmen requires that we are truly positioned with the capacity to watch the Lord’s sheep which is way beyond the walls of our local churches and families. We must be prepared to watch and guard the sheep against the humanist and religious lions and bears of our time. The spirits and assigned wicked systems out there now charging against the vulnerability and identity of the sheep of the Father out there must be protected across the nations.

THE VARIOUS FACES AND OBJECTIVE OF SATANIC ATTACK

Unmasking these lions and bears are a critical aspect of the current prophetic upgrade, so we can effectively channel our Strategic attack. There are several types of enemies with their unique focus of attack against the children of Israel as we see in the scripture. Each character manifested by the enemy reflects a specific objective of result in the mission to destroy the redemptive mandate of God for his people and the nations.

A significant number of the enemy’s attacks on the people of God are carried out through their own acts of rebellion and disobedience, and in some cases, their ignorance to the values and demand of the Lord as they are being led to their Promised Land.  It is critical we take time to study and carefully examine the various character, focus, methods, and objectives the enemy applies in launching its assault against the children of Israel.

This is important in unveiling the systematic idea of attack against the current Church and society in general. When the enemy, through a particular nation like the Philistine launches an attack, and decides to produce a key figure like the giant, Goliath of Gath, behind such an attack is an objective which is more stronger than the very confrontation itself which is to send a message to the nation of Israel and the next generation, and this message is fear and intimidation.

Fear was a powerful, effective weapon the Philistine and the Midianites used in trying to cripple the entire army of Israel from fighting until a young teenager who had conquered the spirit of fear, through the abiding presence of the Father in his life charged against Goliath.

We noticed the same concept of engagement about Giedion when he was called to lead his people to fight the Midianites and see to the freedom of the economic siege the Midianites waged against his people.  [Judges 6]

You’ll notice that the moment little David killed Goliath, the entire army of the Philistine fled, and the army of Israel that was once crippled by fear suddenly got bold and courageous as they chase after the army of the Philistine and defeated them. This is a powerful, strategic concept of tactical warfare playing out in our own very eyes today.

The enemy is using fear and intimidation against the Church, and many churches and its leadership have gone hiding. The spirit of Jezebel and the Midianites has pushed many into some holes and cave to hide; we’ve lost our voices on issues that truly matter. We are afraid to speak out against things we know we should not defend.

There’s but one enemy in the kingdom of darkness and we all know his name, but this enemy wear different faces; manifest different characters, expresses itself through various philosophical beliefs and uses different methods of attacks depending on what he desires to achieve in the battle.

The launch and objective of an attack, using culture or religion, seeks to creates a different objective and impact from the launch of attack, using slavery, racism, sexual perversion, and it certainly different from an attack that comes through poverty, sickness, or even some other forms of freedom and liberty, without a true sense of respect, responsibility or accountability to mention a few.

The enemy is a Strategist, master planner in launching his attack on humans, and where there’s no clear, prophetic, governmental oversight, societies, which includes, the church, becomes highly vulnerable and victims of such attack unfortunately.  As we understand this natural phenomenon, we Begin to gain keen insight into the nature of spiritual warfare, and the various methods the powers of darkness employ in attacking the church’s position and identity as the nation of God in the earth.

This understanding I’ve tried to lay down as a foundational framework of what we are trying to track through this message gives us the context of why I’ll like us to carefully examine the spirit of Jezebel as one of the most advance, Satanic, method of attacks in this season of kingdom warfare.

To be continued

UNCOVERING THE ARCHITECTURE OF JEZEBEL OVER THE CHURCH AND THE NATIONS

ARCHITECT OF THE FUTURE SERIES.

principle of spiritual authority and governmental warfare

UNMASKING JEZEBEL’S

ARCHITECTURE OVER THE NATIONS

by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 Revelation 2: 18

“To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:

These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

INTRODUCTION

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

Permit me to start this note by defining the meaning of a thief because it gives us a footing and a perspective into what we shall be examining at the cause of this message. A thief is defined as a person who steals another person’s property, especially by stealth [cautious and surreptitious] and without using force or threat of violence.

This scriptural declaration by our Lord Jesus Christ himself and the definition of a thief give a clear, in-depth, characteristics of the subtle nature of the battle we’ve found ourselves as the Body of Christ. This description further defines for us how we should engage the reality of the days we’re in with a deep sense of cautiousness, sobriety, and prophetic discernment.

We are back to the very same point and method the enemy used in invading the Garden in Genesis without the voice or visibility of the man placed in charge to challenge the invasion of his space and territory.

As the Garden was invaded and violated by Lucifer, the Church and the nations today are being invaded by the same enemy who is now using the rebellious spirit and persona of the woman called Jezebel. 

The increase of deception and seduction to lure the nations and the Saints to follow the charming voice of the woman who sits upon many waters, according to the book of Revelation has become increasely visible in many homes, government institutions and Churches across the globe. The degree of compromise in today’s Church as seen in the society is a testimony to the failure of sound leadership.

The central focus of this teaching, we are about to examine is the concept of a failed leadership. Leadership is about being present and visible! Jezebel thrives where sound, biblical spiritual leadership has been compromised as we saw regarding King Ahab of Israel.

The powerful spirits of deception, delusion, and corruption begins to operate in a society, family, or Church when fathers and leaders abdicate their position and responsibility.  It is my strong believe that behind the woes of today’s civilization is the reality of leadership failure. We shall later consider these points as the Lord will grant us direction.    

There’s no doubt the nature of the battle the Church of the Lord is currently faced with, characterize the spirit of Jezebel, and we are going to examine this spirit as we allow the Lord to open our eyes of wisdom and spiritual understanding.  We shall look at what Jezebel is currently stealing, killing and destroying both the Body of Christ and within society.

There’s no doubt we are living in one of the most intense seasons of spiritual warfare seen the beginning of human history, and this battle will continue to increase even as the Church and the nations enter the scope of the visibility of the manifestation of the kingdom of God.

The closer we step towards the declaration of the appearance of Christ’s government on earth, the more intense our battles, birth pang, and of course, our tribulation.

The sociocultural war of ideology and identity dysfunctionality we are seeing today, even in the Church, reveals without a doubt the narrative objective the enemy desire to see. However, this battle is far from you a cultural war; it is a spiritual battle that is geared toward a total annihilation of human dignity, morality, and obedience toward the standard of God and his kingdom.

Only those aware of this diabolic attack and have been well built and equipped with the sevenfold spirit of Christ will stand their ground in facing this deadly assault. Ignorance of the ways of the Lord and his dealings both within human affairs and the Church of the living God is already costing many in the Body of Christ in a great deal, but I hope that through some points that will be highlighted through this note will help you see things in divine perspective.  

Perspective is everything when it comes to understanding and responding to the demands and challenges of our day. Both reading and studying the word of God in the light of revelation and spiritual understanding in such a manner that gives clarity and illumination is a high virtue required today in dealing with many of the seemingly complex questions being asked, and I hope by the end of this resource note, with the series of videos webinars already published on this topic should add to the  insights and keys of the kingdom to effectively bring answers, solution, and direction.

The current assault to change God’s moral code, order, values, and standard of existence is a deliberate attack on the wisdom of God that has intensified in a manner that is almost eroding the position of spiritual authority and leadership within the community of God’s people, and this is where we need to walk in reclaiming our position of biblical truth and its foundation.

The assault of Satanic powers through the spirit of Jezebel is one major battle today’s church and society is faced with, and unfortunately, many, including some of our spiritual leaders are not adequately equipped nor prepared to face. This is a battle that has already claimed many lives in the Body of Christ.

My joy however is, the Lord does not wait for everyone to be ready before he begins to equip his Saints to rise and fight the enemy already causing casualties across the nations.

We are now being giving spiritual tools, for divine upgrade; additional kingdom keys to unlock truths that will allow us to strategically address certain challenges that may seem as complex, or even mysterious to us at this end of days. Getting the keys and access the realms in the Father are two different things.

It seems to me while ready Mathews 16:20 that the first key to access within the bunch of keys is the revelation of Christ.  And Jesus Christ said to his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.

Let’s look at some scripture to give us perspective.

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then He admonished the disciples not to tell anyone that He was the Christ. Mathews 16:18-20

Galatians 3:

1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?

Revelation 2:18-23

18 “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

Daniels 7:25-26

And the ten horns are ten kings who will rise from this kingdom. After them another king, different from the earlier ones, will rise and subdue three kings. 25 He will speak out against the Most High and oppress the saints of the Most High, intending to change the set times and laws, and the saints will be given into his hand for a time, and times, and half a time. 26 But the court will convene, and his dominion will be taken away and completely destroyed forever.…

Engaging the reality of the season

We now live in days where the prevailing culture of Babylon and the ancient, established high places has almost swallowed the moral compass and spiritual identity of many who claimed to be followers of Christ and members of his kingdom.

The dominant culture of the New Age spirits and the awakened occultic, eastern demonic worship order has almost succeeded in changing the names, language, diet, and apparels of many, particularly, in the Western world concept of Christianity as we’re now seeing in Africa and the rest of the world.

As this Satanic agenda that seeks to change times and set laws, continue to harass the Saints and the nations, [ set time and laws, meaning, moral, ethical standards of human existence and biblically sound spiritual values] many, unfortunately, have given into this false agenda and lies because they were never grounded in the spiritual philosophy of a sound, apostolic biblical paradigm.

Millions of Christians today are now being assimilated into the very way of life we’ve been empowered and commissioned [sent] to change; the people we are called to redeem, disciple, and deliver for the Lord have almost managed to capture our weak spiritual position and ideology of ‘Christianity’. They are pursuing the agenda to change the times and the laws of God before our very eyes while we hide in caves and holes as we see during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel.

The spirit that captured the kings of the earth have managed to bewitch and seduce society, they’ve been charmed and bewitched; the spell of Jezebel is today written all over our desires, actions, conducts, our pattern of thinking, desires, spiritual, and emotional preferences, unfortunately.

To be continued.

IN SEARCH FOR SOUL REDEMPTION. NOTE 3

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IN SEARCH OF SOUL SALVATION NOTE 3

The principle of soul redemption.

BY ISAIAH-PHILLIPS AKINTOLA

2 Timothy 3:5

Having a form of godliness but denying its power.

Have nothing to do with such people.

FOR SOUL REDEMPTION. NOTE 3

PRESUMING SPIRITUAL MATURITY

Thanks for stopping by to read the concluding article on this subject, I hope it will help to realign your heart to the current emphasis of the Lord, or maybe, reaffirm the things you already know regarding this vital subject.

There are still lots of loose ends regarding our understanding of redemption we need to carefully address, especially in this period, heaven is inviting us to a more ascended, position of governmental authority and representation.

Countless many, as we can see in the word of God and in modern history were defeated by the enemy during their prime days of strength and glory. A very good example of this is that of Rehoboam, Son of King Solomon. The scripture affirms that when Rehoboam’s position as the King of Israel was firmly established with all the fortified cities he had built and the great numbers of armies at his disposal, he and the rest of the people abandoned the laws and ways of God.

It was clear that this king did not understand the principle of redemption, solidly built on an ongoing, developmental relationships. He thought he could use God to achieve something grand for himself and the nation with maintaining a heart of love and commitment to the ways of God.  This is the same value system many have applied towards their relationship and interaction with the things of the Spirit, and this is the reason why many are struggling to find joy, peace, and righteousness in their so-called Christian faith.       

2 Chronicles 12:1-2

After Rehoboam’s position as king was established and he had become strong, he and all Israel a with him abandoned the law of the Lord. Because they had been unfaithful to the Lord, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam.

For us to effectively present ourselves as accompany of them ready to represent the Father’s prophetic intention for this season, we must close the various gaps of truth, insight, Revelation, and wisdom within the basic philosophy of our spirituality.

Becoming an integrated, spiritual, kingdom entity is a must in our qualification of advancement to the next frontier, and I do believe this is one of the main reasons the Spirit of the Lord is calling our attention to this subject of the salvation of the Soul.

What differentiates David from Saul was where they stand regarding the work with God in leading the people, and how they responded to the voice of God when they were both found wanting. Perfection is never about a sinless life as critically important, we daily press towards a sacred life of consecration, but about how we honestly respond to our sinful acts.

King Saul responded with lies, deceit, and self-glory to the voice of God’s judgment while David responded in repentance, humility, and submission to the judgment of God. These two individuals highlight the configuration of the hearts of those called and anointed by God to carry out an assignment for him.  Pride and self-deception are one of the most powerful weapons the enemy has used right from the days of the fall of the first man and his wife in the garden. 

To effectively deal with the dysfunctional character, nature within us, we must be honest, truthful and willing to allow God into every aspect of our lives. Those who hide behind the term, ‘am a Christian’ without adhering to the value standard of a Christ-like life are deceiving themselves, and the enemy loves such individuals.    

 Apostle Paul, in his letter to Timothy, who was the resident Elder of the Church of Ephesus, highlighted this critical point, which is still the main challenge of today’s Church, which is, the idea that we can replace authenticity with a form. A form is that which looks like, feels like, sound like, but in fact, it’s fake. This text speaks of having a form of godliness but denying its power is something that should seriously concern any true spiritual leader and any serious follower of Christ.

The form of godliness has almost replaced the authentic, particularly, amongst spiritual leadership, and this has unfortunately opened the many lives to the lies of the enemy, particularly in the arena of spirituality. Many of the messages, teachings, and so-called biblical initiatives we see being practiced today are nothing but products of forms of godliness while the power of the gospel of the kingdom is being denied.

This lie has eaten deep into how the majority see and relate to the salvation’s relationship. There’s a lot of activity to show some sense of commitment to the ways of God while deep beneath the hearts of this professed believers this a disconnection. The mismatch in the Church today is a serious issue of not understanding the nature or function of the operation of the Soul, which I believe needs to be urgently addressed before it’s too late.

THE COST OF PRESUMPTION

To presume, and generalize knowledge, and the progressive experience in spiritual subjects is to make one of the greatest errors in the art of spiritual journey. Spiritual things from biblical perspective are often not related to formulas. Secondly, when it comes to the issue of Spiritual maturity, you begin to talk about the reality of kingdom principle and Christ lifestyle which is alien to what many have come to believe and accept as Christianity today.

Most of the teachings and traditions being practiced in our Christian gathering and denominations are a clear extension of the refined Roman-catholic Spirit and Judaism, traditional practice. These two schools of thoughts are the most influential customs that influence what today known and called the Christian religion is, and of course, they are not consistent with what Christ established as his ecclesia.  You must have noticed that this two-main influence, with many others, carries a form of godliness, but denies the power of right biblical value relationship.    

A FORMULA OF RELATIONSHIP, WHICH ONE SHALL IT BE?

A formula by design will always give a predicted result as long as your calculation is defined and precise in relating to your expected result. However, in spiritual dealings and realities, you can accurately get all the formulas right and still not arrive at your predictive, expected outcome. Why? The Father never intends to relate to his body of the earth from a mentality or perspective of some formulas or laws. Yes, in our early days of the salvation experience, we might assume that the Father can be related to from a position of specific formulas.

MY PERSONAL JOURNEY

 Example, I could still remember when I was growing in the Lord, often times when I pray regarding certain issues of need, I will usually get my prayer answered almost exactly the way I have requested it. I had somewhat mastered the formula of my approach to God in terms of what I desire him to do in my life, and to some level, it seems the Father was playing along in relating to me in terms of this limited, somewhat religious mind frame I was using to approach him.

I was innocent, naïve, or even ignorant regarding the ways of the kingdom. Back then, I am not sure if I do understand what salvation truly means and how to experience the spiritual life within my new relationship with the Father.

All I did was an extension of what I see many do around. I didn’t understand that there’s anything like spiritual development or the right protocol value of approaching the things of the kingdom. All I understood was the language of the word of faith; confess it and claim it, and then, a lot of hype in my praise and prayers; and of course, a passionate sense of worship without necessarily understanding what I was doing as long as there’s the result. I was result oriented and not principle and value focus like many believers back then. 

If I can pray the more and worship with more passion, God will answer my prayers. As you can see, my motive of doing those things was already predicated on what God can do for me, rather than, doing those things because I am a son, called and chosen to give glory to my Father who has already given all things to me. 

RITUAL OR SPIRITUALITY?

The unfortunate thing however was, these powerful spiritual principles of approach back then were taught from a perspective of what I can gain or get in return for my benefit. Basically, this concept, or idea of spirituality, is a user-friendly philosophy of spirituality’. Everything is passionately pursuit if it is going to bring me a blessing, increase, promotion personally, and prosperity regardless of the alternative Father may have in store for me.

As you can see, the principles were right, but the motives were utterly wrong. Unfortunately, this is how many are still approaching the things of God, which is formula based. This is an approach of a slave, orphan spirit many are still expressing in their spiritual quest.  The Father does not desire to deal with any of his children from this fallen, humanist, religious value. Formula is a deep reflection of the ministry of the law still operating in our lives.

We are called to journey in the redeemed nature of our Spirit in a true relationship; a relationship that is born out of trust, faith, and complete obedience to the ways and life of the kingdom of God. 

The term relationship is one of the most abused and misunderstood words today, both in the body of Christ and generally in society. And this is a deliberate, strategic plan from the kingdom of darkness to corrupt, dilute, and desensitize the power and value the word, like many others within the hearts of men.

WHEN SPIRITUALITY MEANS SOMETHING ELSE

There’s no strategy as powerful as reducing or nullifying the meaning of something in the public domain until such a thing means something else from its original meaning of intent. This is one subtle way the enemy has tried desensitizing our spiritual sight and values, especially in this contemporary Age. The battle to reduce the meaning of words and discredit the power of God’s values and philosophy has been ever-increasing warfare in our time.

We live in a day where truth today is viewed as relative. People now have the audacity to challenge the truth and value behind every word spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ.  Keeping the true meaning and intention of words in it’s original, intended, context has become critical to the objective in maintaining the very essence and value of kingdom truth. 

The purpose and value of truth are reduced if the words used in conveying such truth is not clear or understood to be saying what it is intended for. Therefore, if I say I love you, and you don’t understand the original meaning and purpose of the word love, you will undoubtedly borrow the general meaning and value system society uses to measure the value of what I am saying to you. This is a grave matter that needs those in the apostolic ministry to clarify, at least this is one of the core objectives of those in the office of the authentic apostolic governmental ministry.  Words are no more words if they’ve lost their very essence, values, and core objectives.

RELATIONSHIP, A JOURNEY TO SPIRITUALITY

Therefore, to say that relationship is the very essence of our spiritual development is a serious statement when we capture the true essence of the word term relationship from divine meaning and perspective.  A relationship is the single thread that ties the mystery of the Godhead together in that order of perfect unity that makes them one in three. My point is, there’s more to understand in the very nature and life of God in relating to relationship than we can comprehend with our unregenerated frame of thought. 

The idea of a religious formula, rituals, and the inscription of the laws is easily understood from the carnal, humanist frame of thinking, but God does not live in such a realm. Even when he gave us the law, a type of formula, was for the objective of schooling us to understand certain fundamental principles required to build the necessary character values have been in living in slavery, abusive lifestyle for a long season. It’s more challenging to manage freedom if one has been in bondage for as long as one can remember.

You need to set specific guidelines and rules in place to protect those coming into this freedom. Freedom can soon have turned to self-bondage when the right values and understanding of lifestyle has not been taught. This is what the Lord did when he gave the children of Israel the commandment of approaching him and relating to one another in the camp.

The moment we move into the art of living according to his eternal design, the good, elementary principle of formula and laws no longer suffices or applies to us because we’ve transited into the lifestyle of the covenant through the blood of Jesus Christ, for this is the heart of our calling in kingdom order of relationship.

UNDERSTANDING SPIRITUALITY

Back to the point, I was trying to make about the idea of maturity. I have highlighted all this explanation to make this critical point that I hope you’ll now be able to appreciate. You cannot presume or jump into conclusion when it comes to spiritual development and maturity. Therefore, to assume the fact that you stand shoulder to shoulder with your teacher at school, or boss at the workplace suddenly makes you equal with them.

 Or better still, to assume the fact that you have the same matured body features and figures with your parents suddenly make you equally developed as your mother or Father is to express utter ignorance that can cost you dearly according to the word of God.

Maturity, in particular, spiritual maturity, is not merely defined by a person’s Age; if your definition of maturity or the respect of individuals is merely limited to their age gap or material acquisition and influence in society, then you’ve certainly proven that you lack the knowledge of basic life principles and the core values that drives human existence.

 I see this sense of disrespect within the body of Christ in the name of spirituality, especially on social media. If you have ‘knowledge’, such knowledge, regardless of how potent must function within an atmosphere of humility, honour, wisdom and respect. If your quest for knowledge exhibit pride and arrogance, you have nullified the law that makes truth work within your life, and therefore, you will be rejected from accessing divine things.

The template that gives you the code to access spiritual Revelation is a template of humility to those who are given the mission of spiritual apostolic stewardship. Because many have not been taught that spiritual things operate through the ministry of what could be likened to the ministry of certain folks within kingdom called gatekeepers, they assume they can just walk into the presence of the Father to ask for anything in terms of spiritual Revelation. 

THE PROTOCOL OF BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITY

Spiritual things work through divine protocol and these protocols work through specific underpinning value systems that interfaces between heaven and earth. If you lack the knowledge of the ways of the Spirit, you will be denied access to the ascended life of God, or the things of his kingdom, especially in a position or atmosphere where there’s a corporate gathering of the Saints.

There are people within the body of Christ who are designed over regions to be portals of revelatory access. These elders at spiritual gates of nations, cities and communities regulate and carefully administrate the apostolic construction, or prophetic engagements that generally flows into regions and atmospheres according to heaven’s divine season.

This is the idea behind the Church and the angle position within the seven nations in Asia minor according to the book of Revelation. Those churches are planted to regulate the spiritual, socioeconomic, and political destiny of their cities for Christ. They are the original governing leaders of their communities.  

CHRIST, OUR NATURAL HABITAT

 

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CHRIST, OUR NATURAL HABITAT

Allow me to bother you again with one of the life-messages of wisdom. Many Christians today have become so naturally accustomed to specific and essential, practices to the extent that we have almost forgotten the transforming-life lesson we should be learning from them.

Yesterday evening my wife brought these plants home, and she immediately got a cup with water inside and dropped the plants in it. I didn’t give much attention to it except for the fact that she said one of the plants is a pine tree.

 

This morning while I was making myself a cup of tea, the Holy Spirit drew my attention to the cup and asked me, what do you see? I immediately cut the reason for the question; if the plants are not secure in the appropriate environment, they will eventually die in the next few hours or days depending on their longevity.

The right habitat of the plants does not only secure their existence but also their potential in growing and fulfilling their ordained purpose for life.

What a profound truth that we daily take for granted. Living daily in the environment that sustains who we are made to be is an ever-fresh revelation we should always cherish if we must remain relevant in life.

We’ve been placed in an environment that sustains everything we are, and should represent as humans made in the likeness of God. A life lived in the consciousness of the abiding presence of God is one that receives provision for life and godliness according to brother Peter.

Let me remind us that we do not have any excuse whatsoever not to remain in our natural habitat as followers of Christ, and for those who are none-Christians, nature speaks to us of who we are, and how we ought to be sustained in life even without a preacher.

This is the reason the book of Romans declares that as humans, we have no excuse for not living our lives according to the ethics code of God.

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For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Why is it easy to see the repercussion of not transplanting a plant in their right habitat of water supply, yet, it seems so difficult to accept our own inherent sustained environment within the stream of living water?

While these plants do not have the will of their own to jump out of the water, and if they can, they will eventually die. We, however, see the will of these plants bound to the eternal objective of what they’ve been ordained for in their service to the use of man and the rest of creation.

Man, as the most superior of all Gods creation has been given a will because the one who created him has a will. However, we have not truly fathomed, understand, nor appreciate why we’ve been given a will that should be continually surrendered to the one who gave it to us as part of our daily devotional service to him who created us for his own good pleasure.

We’ve assumed that because we have a sense of where we came from, at least as Christians, immediately translates to been secured within the environment of our sustainability which of course is a terrible lie.

Refusing to consciously yield ourselves in obedience to the will of God is like a fish out of the water, assuming it will survive. Friends, this is not just some natural law, but a spiritual one, that should be daily sustained and in practice if we desire peace and fulfillment.

If you ever assume that you can survive with your supposed advanced intelligence and secured financial muscle without you abiding continually in the presence of Christ who is the source of all things, is a lie and you will soon die if you don’t remain in your natural spiritual habitat in Christ.

I hope these few lines will stir and motivate your spirit mind to start abiding in Christ our eternal source.

BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL. PART 2

 

 

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BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL. CONCLUSION.

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

A considerable amount of Church community has managed to raise men and women who are more popular than the very Christ they claim to be representing. We today have church folks who believe more of what the preacher says in excitement than what is biblically correct.

The image of the man of sin is now seating in the temple, demanding worship and praise from the people of God. Many of our church folks have been bewitched by falsehood; truth has fallen to the ground, and no one seems to care.

Today, the act of carnality has become more fun and trendy to many, including church leaders, who by default ought to be the very exemplary standard-value of spiritual representation. Hardly do we see the concept of a church community gathering today that is not driven by some form activities that merely seek to exalt men.

We have raised a generation of Christians who are uncomfortable with a message that probes the heart and demands a change of character lifestyle. Our gospel messages and initiatives are focus around getting the people motivated for as long as we do not require them to change or sacrifice for the things of the Spirit. The pressure of material blessings, increase Church numbers,, and financial success has led many so-called church leaders to the house of wicked people to get demonic power to increase or maintain their status.

The voice of sensuality is growing more powerful than the sound of the spirit that seeks to please the Father, and we all need to corporately address this perverted spirit before we lose the next generation to the soulish, demonic lifestyle.

The world of the soul-life is a well-organized universe that requires individuals who have successfully graduated from the University of identifying each component and operations of the Spirit of truth, particularly, in the area of the principle of human redemption with the capacity to engage and expose the complex nature and operations of the unregenerate soul.

It does take a person who has lived and operated in the conscious, carnal character and a degree of the sound spiritual state of life to assist us to make sense of what it means to be carnally spiritual, and this is what we find I found in Paul and David.

What do I mean by this? David understood a profound character mechanism of the ministry of the (principle) laws of God in the conversion of the human soul.

Now, that takes a certain degree of relationship with the values of God’s word to be shown such level of profound truth. It is true that man, including those of us who have claimed to have experienced salvation to front a sense of spirituality that is derived from the soul realm because we’ve not been exposed to a certain depth of truth in our work with God.

The soul of man can virtually mimic, or even perform certain acts of spiritual activity, including what we may term as miracles, especially when it’s exposed and accustomed to the knowledge and operational system of the spirit, and there’s no doubt that the soul is very familiar with the peripheral environmental activity of the spirit. In the ascended operatives dimensions of the spiritual life, no part of the unregenerate soul faculty is allowed to function without their submission to the divine order of the spirit.

The function of the soul faculties alongside the governing authority of spirit-man is the divine pattern from the beginning. However, the fall has brought a sharp division that has continued to prevent a man from operating in his restored, ascended spiritual lifestyle. It must be clear that our spirituality and its operatives cannot be complete without the functional mechanism of the entire soul faculties.

The priority of heaven in this season is not just for us to understand the functional division of these two realms but to find the divine pathway of restoring them so that Man can once again function in that synchronized position of his restored life. Every autonomous faculty of man, particularly in the soul realm must be regulated and reunited under the governing, leadership system of the kingdom of God’s Holy Spirit.

Many of the spiritual realities and kingdom initiatives we are trying to achieve through an idealistic pursuit like the ministry of the oneness of the Body of Christ may not be quickly achieved due to our obscurity of this truth.

The unity of the Body of Christ and the corporate function of the ascended gifts will only become a true reality when we’ve successfully unseat the soul from the leadership position of the Church and general behavioral human lifestyle.

Unfortunately, the understanding of this highly, technical, operational mechanisms of the unregenerate soul-life is still a mystery to several believers, including many of the so-called spiritual leaders who have allowed the enemy to seduce and subdue their spiritual faculty into this sensual, demonic type of leadership.

Being able to function in what may be termed or seen as spiritual is perhaps one of the deadliest deceptions today especially within the Body of Christ, and we are warned to be wary of such manifestation when we see them in operation.

I have to some degree experienced what I am sharing through this note. Therefore, it is not some theoretical or some third-hand information.

it might be commendable to practice a form of spirituality that is based on some mental process information we’ve gathered, or have been exposed to due to the privilege of proximity and association with those who are knowledgable in spiritual matters.

But certainly not recommended nor commendable when such knowledge has not been duly processed and refined within the crucible of heaven’s designed process.

When ministry does not flow from a pure, devotional state of an ongoing relationship with the Father, it will ultimately produce fruits sourced from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which will manifest itself in pride which will lead destruction. It is so easy to build our dependence on what we know mentally, and present such mental knowledge to people as a first-hand spiritual experienced; this is called spiritual deception.

When we mention the term carnality, we are quick to think of a particular sin which is true to some extent, but the very nature of carnality as I have earlier described is a lifestyle that operates through sensual knowledge depend on the soul-faculty for what it sees, belief, choose, and decide, and many unfortunately operate their concept of spirituality from the point of view.

Therefore, carnality is to allow the position and influence of men, including that of so-called men God and spiritual leaders to override the mind of Christ and his standard of truth in our lives.

Carnality which is the soul-life is to be more afraid of men than the one who called us and send us to represent him.

Carnality is to lose your voice when heaven expect you to speak in defense of its values and standard. Carnality is when you and I seek to judge things, including people through their material or physical disposition.

Carnality is when the title of our so-called ministry r gifts becomes more important than the very life-fruit of him who called us and sent us to represent him.

Carnality is to eat and be Continually sustained by the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

There are two kinds of wisdom in the scripture just as they are two types of knowledge, one sourced from the tree of life while the other emanates from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

The scripture informs us that knowledge will increase in the last day, and we are seeing the fruition of this biblical prophecy coming to pass before our very eyes; an awareness that contradicts the principle of God and the respect for each other is increasing at all levels.

One of the characteristics of the last days is a total shift from the depending on the wisdom and knowledge of God to depending on the philosophy and ideology of man.

Human wisdom is one of the most significant challenges of today’s church, and the reason is clear, the wisdom or knowledge of God sound and looks foolish to man.

Sensuality is mixed with the knowledge, Eastern philosophy is becoming more prevalent and accepted among the western culture.

These forms of thinking that derive its source of information and inspiration from the soulish, sensual thinking is rewriting the template of how humans see and process morality and spirituality.

Of a truth, this is the age of knowledge as it has been prophetically declared according to prophet Daniel, and we are seeing the power of knowledge giving rise to many things not just in the general society but within the Church, which is contradicting every form of sound, biblical values of spirituality.

Knowledge is a product of the Spirit. However, we are now witnessing the accelerated, advanced development of another type of knowledge which the fallen man is very much familiar with, gaining precedence over the wisdom that comes from the tree of life.

This knowledge that flows from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil has almost taken over the entire spiritual culture and worship system of the Church.

What is generally define as spirituality today are mostly sourced from the fruit of this tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and unfortunately, very few are keenly aware of this important deceptive and seductive activity taking place before their very face.

Today’s definition of spirituality is a learned art, mimic by what the soul as glean from those who many sees and deem to be successful. When we see and judge success merely by the obvious, it means that we subject to demonic control, manipulation, and witchcraft.

Being spiritually carnal is a term I have coined out to give voice and perspective to one of the most challenging topics in the contemporary Christian faith and human development. Particularly, in an era where carnality is now wearing the image of what men define and termed as spiritual.

The increased influence materialism and visualization has continued to Rob the church of the true sense of spirituality. When we base reality on what can be touched and seen, am afraid, we cannot go on with the Lord to that place of spiritual maturity.

Please note this point, being carnal does not necessarily prevent us from being aware of specific information either natural or spiritual.

We can be very aware or exposed to profound spiritual knowledge and still be highly sensual in our values and desire because information on its own does not have the transforming power of change. What we do with what we know is where the power of truth lies.

Here is a profound statement that gives voice to what I am trying to convey. Truth is not just about what we know or do with what we believe. The truth is about who we are becoming by what we believe in thought and through experience.

Lucifer is one of the most spiritually intelligent beings, yet, totally sold out to a sensual lifestyle, expressed in rebellion to the set standard of the Father. Some of his deadliest weapons at his disposal today are the ability to manipulate the knowledge and truth he was exposed to while he was the cherubim that cover the glory of God, and his the single reason the ecclesia must study and understand the doctrine of truth.

What defines true, biblical spirituality is not just about the degree of knowledge we have acquired or have been exposed to which have eventually become part of our residual, intellectual property.

But a continual relationship with the Father that keeps such knowledge or information alive in the place of unbroken, daily relationship.

I firmly believe that this was the principle and value the Father was instilling within the mindset of his children when he introduced the principle of manna in the wilderness.

Living out of the proceeding word is a powerful spiritual discipline that keeps us away from the deception of soulish, self-dependence attitude.

Learning to depend on the Lord for our daily [provision of sustenance] bread either for our emotional, psychological, material, or spiritual need is the most beautiful thing, and the most important spiritual principle we can ever attain.

Total dependency on Christ is the highest level of faith attainment in the spiritual journey. This has however proven to be one of man’s most challenging spiritual quest due to the advanced operational nature of the unregenerate soul faculties in man.

It is easy to depend on your own will, desire, or emotion regarding a need or decision that than to trust and wait for the Father’s verdict. Human needs, particularly, emotional or material always expose human carnality.

The children of Israel proved this point time and lever gain. Whenever they met a situation of need, they would run back to their default position of reasoning which is usually soulish and not spiritual. exposed.

In fact, at a point in their journey due to the delay of Moses on the mountain with the Father, they decided to choose another means that will lead them to the Promised Land rather than waiting for Moses, the leader God choose for them.

Further still, you will see them praise God whenever things work for their favor. Their understanding of spirituality means that things should always work out for their favor, then they will give praise and glory to God.

This lifestyle is, however, a profound manifestation of pure carnal tendency which is what we see being practiced in today’s context of Christianity.

The soul faculties are designed in a manner that they can both receive and [release] give knowledge in whatever form or format such knowledge or information is required.

In other words, when a person gets to be exposed or grows in a particular environment that offers the privilege to know certain arts, by default, such a person is able to duplicate or replicate the art in a different environment.

This is a law; what we learn can be replicated with or without our personal interest. This same goes for the concept of language.

When a child is born a different environment to his or her mother’s tongue, the child naturally picks up the lingual of such environment of birth. Knowledge is a learned art beyond the orthodox four walls of a classroom.

General knowledge is usually imparted through contacts and the influence we come under. Knowledge is what we are exposed to particularly through cultural philosophies.

Religion and even spirituality is a learned art that can be further developed into a personal experience depending on what caught our attention and what happens when our attention is caught.

This is one of the reasons why we are commissioned to go preach the good news to the world, and then make disciples of all nations. So, how would the people hear without anyone being sent?

When we consider the various aspects that make the communication of the truth or the gospel of Christ to the world, we see a progressive pattern that carries a systematic, continuous form of engagement and development until individuals arrive at their point of deciding that they need to have a relationship with the Lord.

The arriving point of deciding to have a relationship with Christ is never an instantaneous thing as many have assumed and this one of the end I am trying to raise as we examine this principle before us.

Many unfortunately have remained in the awareness point of what the scripture revealed about truth and spirituality, and in fact, have to build things and ministry around this awareness knowledge that is yet to be translated into a relevant relationship with Christ and his kingdom.

In an Age where another form of spirituality that does not involve pure relationship that flows from the heart of total devotion to the Father is fast gaining popularity across the world, we need to reexamine what defines the art of true, biblically sound spirituality so, don’t fall into the trap of this New Age spirit.

The rise of the New Age ideology of spirituality has continued to give precedence to this false, ancient lie that promotes that ideology that one can be spiritual without necessarily adhering to the value standard of God’s oracle.

The New Age spirituality promotes any form of religion that allows a man to be whatever he decides to be for as long as he or she feels right about it.

This is undoubtedly a false religious belief that must be challenged with the most advanced, biblical, prophetic insight and wisdom.

I do believe there’s a synergistic connection between sound biblical spirituality and human development. There’s no way we can accurately arrive at a perfect development without the restored inflow of biblical spirituality.

While the fallen man has continued to enhance the various aspects of his unregenerate soul faculties in terms of his exposure to foreign knowledge in the realms mental, emotional, and intellectual aptitude. He, however, remain estranged to the divine, unified, perfected life of his being in Christ.

Until the soul and his entire faculties surrender to the divine authority of the awakened spiritman, he will never enter the day of unified, perfected rest.

This is the day the Lord is calling us back to the realm of total harmonization of our entry back to its first state in the Father.

The division man experienced in the garden between his faculties must first be identified and restored before the advanced reformation and restoration of the various part of the body of Christ, and his ascended gifts can become a true unified, corporate church that executes the bedding of the Father seamlessly without friction.

This is, however, not going to be easy as many have assumed. we will have to first return to correct the assumption we have nursed and built regarding the ministry of salvation and redemption.

The lack of a well-balanced, knowledge of the way of the Lord has led us to the point of presuming the ways and arts of the Spirit. unfortunately, this false reality has become the very template of the operation of many in terms of dealing with life issues.

Our ignorance of the divine precepts of the kingdom of God has led us to create a false reality of a spirituality we today call Christianity, and this has to be of the major hinders to the precise development and transformation of the total man and his society.

I do not mean to be cynical with this title but to rather help to paint a picture of the dilemma of today’s spiritual dysfunctional state.

This is a subject that has fascinated me for many years as a follower of Christ who had struggled in many occasion to understand myself and the meaning of spirituality, and why I fail in many cases from living out the standard showed to me by my Lord.

An honest follower of the Lord must have at some point arrived at the reality of asking some of these critical, challenging questions especially around their weakness and failure to enter the realm of rest and upward development in the art of biblical spirituality.

Frustration, challenges, and resistance are synonymous to any honest seeker of the way, the truth, and life of Christ standard for lifestyle.

In my years of pastoral ministry service, I’ve come to this conclusion that many do genuinely desire to walk with God, but their inability to understand the origin and nature of their weakness and struggle in terms of gaining mastery over their carnal behavior is a major setback.

The practice of spirituality either by biblical values or on some other foreign ideological means requires the involvement of the entire soul faculties.

Therefore, who or what controls the soul realm of soul carries the upper hand in influencing the decision we make regardless of the direction or intention of such a person’s spirituality. Spirituality cannot be divorced from the harmonization of the entire human faculties.

It is essential we state that spirituality is the harmonization of the entire human faculties bringing glory to the Father. The spirit, soul, and body of man must be in agreement when the act of spirituality is being practiced.

Devotion cannot be completed until there’s a valid agreement between what the spirit desires to how the soul process and response to the passion of the spirit.

After all, both the passion and longing of the spirit can only be revealed through the faculties of the soul which are the very seat of human will, intellect, and emotion. And once the soul faculties agree on a desire that reaches her either through the imagination or thought realm, the chemistry of action goes into effect; action follows suit.

What eventually determine sound spirituality must be based on discipline, agreed action of the soul-faculty. It is highly possible to live and practice what many terms as spirituality within a divided, dysfunctional belief system, and in fact, this is the present concept of how many today practice their Christianity, or else, we will not have had so much of Christian activity with very little or no result. I would like us to examine this concept as we search to biblical answer in answering this long, ancient challenge to the Church. We need to deal with every form of carnal tendencies that will hinder us from enjoying the full life of the Spirit.

We need to address the desire and passion that seeks to mix spiritual truth with carnal activities; this is the day of spiritual purity so we may adequately represent the advancement of the kingdom of God to our world and generation.

BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL

 

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BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL.

 

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 

THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SOUL.

 

Part 1

 

Introduction.

In this latest article, I have sought to provide insight, answer, and direction to some of the most perplexing questions before the Body of Christ in relating to what has been erroneously defined and termed as spirituality or Church practice.

Several young and upcoming spiritual leaders today are confused, particularly in the area of determining the correct footing of what could be defined or described as an appropriate biblical practice of spiritual leadership. Jesus made a profound statement when he said, these people draw close to me with their mouth, but their heart is far from me.

This is one of the most deceptive characters highlighted regarding a spiritual relationship. The fact that we can vocalize all the right spiritual ‘things’, and still be spiritually disconnected and dysfunctional is a serious issue that should not be ignored or neglected.

The increase of sensual and demonic inspired leadership practice demands that we raise our prophetic discernment and biblical doctrine and spirituality such that everyone can easily identify false spiritual projections, particularly, in this season of increased darkness. We cannot fold our hands while charlatans continue to corrupt and misrepresent the prophetic intention of God for the Church and the nations.

We should engage these raised false altars and impression that has brought so much shame to the Body of Christ. I have tried to examine this highly interesting but complex subject through the eyes of the Spirit. It’s my prayer that you will take the time to carefully study and meditate on some of the points highlighted in the article. Please feel free to engage me in any area you may seek further expansion.

When we buy the lie

one of the major lies we have accepted as humans but particularly a major part of today’s church is to believe that one part of human is spiritual while the other aspects are none spiritual. The truth is, every single aspect of man is intricately designed to be spiritual both in existence and function. The creation of man and its various complex functions are all reflection of a certain degree of spirituality that takes the spiritually inform and awakened to understand.

Being spiritual is an integration of who we are, what we represent, and how we function emotionally, intelligently, physically, and of course, spiritually. Let’s examine some simple but critical facts that can assist us in the understanding of how human beings get to be shaped, develop, and function in behavior. I am not an expert on human development but I can say that I have extensively read books and research materials that back my knowledge on this subject. Further still, my work in the matter of spiritual development and leadership has given me rear opportunity to glean certain biblical values that have enhanced my insight and understanding.

 

Development and knowledge

 

We’ve all had of what is known as early childhood development (ECD). Experts reckon that the first 1000 days in the life of a child is critical because that is the formative process period of a child’s interaction to life. In other words, this period determines how the child will see, view and interact with so many things we define to be behavior and intelligence.

Intelligence is shaped and enhanced through early exposure to the necessary information and nurturing the brain requires to effectively function. As this point of fact applies to the natural realm, so does it apply to the concept of the spiritual infancy development of man.

Meaning that environment, either physical or spiritual plays a significant role in shaping our idea of knowledge and how we interpret such knowledge, especially in the area of defining truth and its application to real life events. The development or better still, the none development of the soul, which is the residence of human attitude, character, and behavioral pattern control how the brain process information, and how humans react and respond to such information, regardless of the spiritual state or carnal tendencies of such a person.

The brain which is part of the faculty of the soul operates based on a particular system of data inflow, particularly when such data is released frequently on a systematic, repetitive format.

Research has proved that the brain does not recognize the difference between imagination and reality. Thus, whatever gets infused within the human brain cognitive character long enough, becomes by default, the very reality the brain projects to such a person — this a profound law that has enhanced or even weaken the developmental journey of humans throughout history.

 

 

The power of reinforcement

 

Repetition reinforces what the brain thinks, sees, believes, and accept as its reality. No wonder the word of God declares, “as a man thinks in his (mind) heart so he is.

Any form of thought pattern, good or bad, creates a profound sense of reality within the mind if they are not immediately dealt with correctly.

Whatever we believe and accept as spiritually correct becomes what our brain accepts and reinforce as the truth within the various faculties of our being as the truth.

If we, therefore, do not have a biblically set pattern of determining and measuring truth and spirituality, we can easily fall into any deceptive trap of the enemy, and in fact, this is what the enemy is busy with today to lure many into his den of destruction.

I’ll like these basic facts to be the footing of some of the principles I want us to examine through this article as we continue to find the divine pattern for our spiritual reformation, transformation, and ultimate restoration even as the battle of light and darkness continues.

 

 

Unveiling carnality within spirituality.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

 

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

To be carnally minded is death and but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. The term carnality is a berry broadened word that goes beyond a particular act of sin. The biblical definition of carnality is anything outside the standard order and functional state and value system of the Spirit of God.

I will frequently use this term on a broad definition that should help us make sense of what the Spirit of the Lord is emphasizing in this hour, even as we continue to witness the false impressions of spirituality all around us. To understand and thoroughly apply the perfected law of the Lord in its true essence is to begin to step into the journey of the conversation and transformation of the soul back to its ordained, original place and function in Christ.

There are several ascended truths and high values we can glean from this profound statement made under divine inspiration through David, centuries-long before Christ our Redeemer came to earth. It’s evident that the main focus of the Spirit in this season is the conversion of the human soul and its entire operational faculties.

The need to continue to unravel the character nature of the soul-man is necessary to begin preparing the Body of Christ for the next spiritual emphasis of kingdom lifestyle and its governmental expression. There are just too many assumptions flagging around today in the name of biblical spirituality, or in the name of some kingdom manifestation that is totally contradictory to God’s divine order and value pattern.

Many out of shared zeal in our time have sought to run with some kind of apostolic mandate or prophetic message without clear knowledge and insight into how the deceptive, operative influence of the unregenerate soul seeks to corrupt and disregard the advancement of kingdom assignment. I do not believe that we can fully enter the scope of the third day ascended ministry of the ecclesia without a clear, broadened, prophetic insight into every sphere of human faculty operational system.

It will be a great mistake to venture into the realm of high-level kingdom spiritual activity within the context of the humanist, New Age definition of spirituality without a well-balanced, matured sense of biblical spiritual wisdom and authority of engagement.

 

Removing the footing of assumption

 

Therefore, pressing into the realm of kingdom possibility in this hour necessitate that each one of us returns to the school of Christ, and be upgraded on how the soul-man seeks to manipulate and circumvent the divine protocol of accurate spiritual ministry lifestyle.

In my past articles, I have sought to deal with the concept of the soul and how the mind operates. In this article, however, my focus is slightly different in the sense that I am trying to unravel how the unregenerate soul-man can almost successfully camouflage in its operations as an authentic spiritual manifestation.

 

It is a known fact that is worth repeating that many of the acts of war, destructions, wickedness, enslavements, corruption, perversion, religious cultism, social abuse, and many other destructive tendencies we’ve witnessed in history till this very day, all emanate from the fruit of the rebellious, unregenerate souls of men. The soul faculties of man by the act of the fall is morally corrupt and continually wicked in its desire and aspirations. The unrefined behavioral patterns of men find their roots from the fallen, Adamic character of the soul.

Beyond this, the influence of illegitimate leadership power either from the viewpoint of political manipulation, socioeconomic degradations, or the abuse of spiritual authority, are all products of the fallen, dysfunctional character values within the human soul. When that which is defined to be spiritual and sacred becomes the very instrument of deception, perversion, corruption, then, such narrative of spirituality calls for significant concern, and this is what I am seeking to highlight through this note.

What worries me is, a significant part of today’s church is fast losing the true meaning and essence of spirituality to that which is soulish and carnally motivated. As I read and interact with folks, especially on social media platforms, I see how a vast number of church members; individuals we once thought have spiritual understanding, stand up in defense of criminals who call themselves men and women of God.

It baffles me to see how folks confront and criticize authentic followers of Christ who stands up in defense of the truth. It is surprising to see how so-called Christians today can rise in defense of that which is indefensible. These brethren seem not to know nor understand what is biblically deem heretic from what is spiritual and doctrinally correct. I cannot but wonder what in the world is going on within the mind frame of many of our church folks today.