4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
Unmasking the architecture of Jezebel
WHO DEFINES YOUR RIGHT AND WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF JEZEBEL?
this part three we are going to be defining the spirit of Jezebel, but before
we do that, lets conclude the thought of line we’ve established in our former article
on part 2
The enemy the Church is confronting today is not interested in fighting a random battle; he is very deliberate, precise, and strategic in his use of weaponry and the nature of how the battle should play out.
Therefore, we must never put ourselves in a situation where the enemy can define the battleground or the weapon of warfare.
When we allow the enemy to use his narrative of weapons known as gender inequality, gender insensitivity, feminism, gay right, child right, human right, social justice, and the so many ideas of reasons, defined through its own paradigm narratives, values, and belief system, we will eventually become entrapped and defeated.
The enemy has mastered the art of using State machinaries in circumventing legitimate reasons for specific laws and policies of the land.
The devil today is using sensual, humanist, ideologies, and wisdom as an effective tool in trying to frustrate and prevent the values and standard of the kingdom of God from being established in society.
our rights to another definition of rights and false advocacy is the most foolish
thing we can do, and am afraid, we have done.
our rights to some advocacy with a different agenda that refuses to acknowledge
the values and moral identity of God’s definition is indirectly abdicating our authority
to the lies of the enemy who is entering our gardens again to challenge the authority
and influence of heaven’s values over our space.
afford to make the same mistake the first man-made in the Garden. We cannot afford
to get into slumber as women again; we cannot allow the enemy to use our inherent
power of influence persuasion to manipulate things against the order of God.
allow the enemy to pervert and corrupt your administrative capacity to destroy what
we are called to build and protect, and lastly, women, you cannot afford to offer
your Bodies to fallen [spirits] angels’ knowns as sons of God to birth illegitimate,
rebellious sons in the earth again. Genesis chapter 6
today is women today engaging in sexual intercourse with demonic spirits to gain
influence, power, authority to push their agenda of male dominance.
one of the seven angels with the seven bowls came and told me, “Come, I will show
you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. 2The kings
of the earth were sexually immoral with her, and those who dwell on the earth were
intoxicated with the wine of her immorality.” … Revelation 17:1-2
carry no gender
we deal with a Satanic force like Goliath, we should know that we are dealing with
in terms of the spiritual character that would manifest on the battleground. In
most cases, we might find ourselves dealing with an intimidating, domineering male
figure kind of character, that takes advantage of our lack of spiritual covering,
insecurity, fear, and of course, the lack of the assurance of the presence of God.
things are not limited, or necessarily defined by the gender they dress to manifest
themselves. I shall further explain is concept
later, because I do think it’s highly important we deal with this misconception
the enemy has often used to shut down certain important issues and teachings we
need to carry out in the Body of Christ or even in the society because we don’t
want to sound to be offending the opposite sex.
no room for ignorance or sentiment in this season of advanced warfare. There’s a reason why the Father sent his Son to
die for humanity as a male man and not a woman, and there’s a reason why wisdom
is often referred to as a figure of a woman. If you study the book of revelation,
you’ll immediately notice that the ultimate battle is between two women and not
two men. In fact, the battle of creation right from the book of Genesis to the book
of the end-revelation is about two women, two kinds of wisdom, and two types of
not create the woman as the man’s competitor; no. Elohim, in his sovereign wisdom,
authority, and power created the woman as man’s [complement] completion. If this
perspective is not clear, we will always embrace the humanist narrative of the New
Age which has almost succeeded in putting the woman against the man, and this is
the number one reason many Churches, marriages and families are imploding and collapsing
the Father does, carries a unique, prophetic, fingerprint objective, and we should
carefully seek to understand his ways and arrangements of life in the light of these
objectives, including the role and position of the female and male, man, so we don’t
fall into the deception of the New Age spirit that is pushing certain feminist narrative
that is painting God as bias or sexist. We must track and unravel the nature of
spirit manifesting through an antagonistic, feminist and humanist character.
neglect to address this important aspect, am afraid that we have bought into the
very narrative the enemy wants the Church and the nations to accept. Both the beautiful
image, character, and inherent administrative value of women is currently under
relentless assault, and many of our sisters, particularly, our church women have
not yet truly identified this attack, even though we all can see these devastating
assaults against our homes and family institutions. So, let us attempt to define what the spirit of
Jezebel is as we continue to unravel the operation of this evil spirit.
THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL
know what is now restraining him, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one who now restrains
it will continue until he is taken out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will
be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and annihilate
by the majesty of His arrival.… 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8
the points we’ve highlighted we can begin to have a vivid image of this entity anointed
to fight and resist the plan and purposes of God for a nation, society, family,
and individuals. We must make it plain again that while the default operational
framework of this spirit function through the persona of a female character, it
is, however, not a female spirit as we have explained, nor is the spirit limited
to a woman character as much as it prefers a woman character to operate.
is an operational, governmental principality that is set up from the powers of darkness
to frustrate the redemptive and prophetic initiatives of God over nations. To effectively
identify the image and character of this spirit we will have to go to the book of
Revelation. Any spirit we see in the Old Testament that shows up again in the book
of revelation is worthy of note because there’s every likelihood that we are dealing
with a territorial and generational principality.
I’ve said earlier, Jezebel is a principality assigned over realms that seeks to
control, corrupt, hinder, frustrate and destroy in order and pattern of God’s intent.
When our Lord Jesus Christ described Satan as a thief that has come to steal, kill,
and destroy, this description perfectly fit into the character of Jezebel.
the fact that Jezebel kills the prophets of God and send the Saints into hiding,
she is in fact, a thief that forcefully takes want doesn’t belong to her and kills
the owner as we see in the case of Naboth [1 Kings 21:5-6]. This spirit goes further to destroy men’s identity
by emasculating their manhood by destroying the entire family order and system of
existence. Further still, Jezebel turns the hearts of a whole nation from serving
the true God according to the biblical pattern of worship to serving Baal which
is her primary objective.
words, the pursuit of idol worship [the worship of self, feminism] and sexual perversion
is the trademark of the spirit of Jezebel when she is unleashed upon society. The
scripture informs us that when Jehu was sent to carry out the final judgment of
God upon Jezebel that she beautifies her face and dressed her heir, postured herself
by the window to entice Jehu.
was never (empowered by the Spirit) anointed by the prophet of God for this high-level
assignment, I believe that Jehu would have been seduced by Jezebel’s charm, and
he would have been able to carry out the execution against her. All the Spirit of the Lord is highlighting regarding
this evil spirit has a direct implication and lesson for us today, so, we are not
entrapped by the seductive, destructive spirit of Jezebel.
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that
day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness a is revealed,
the man doomed to destruction. 4He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything
that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple,
proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
of Jezebel is one of the major high places that demands we collaborate our God-given
governmental grace, resources, and capacity to effectively deal with, less, our
children and the next generation continue to suffer her attack. It took a three-generational
anointing to finally destroy this spiritual entity wearing the persona of a woman.
mandate is to unmask the architectural structure of this powerful Satanic spirit
that has crawled into the very framework of society and is now expressing false
prophetic and teaching spirit within the Body of Christ.
can see according to the book of Revelation chapter two that this Satanic spirit
took upon herself a persona of a prophet and claimed the position of a teacher.
These are two profound areas that shape the minds and believe system of the people
of God, and the society we are assigned to disciple, and if we allow this spirit
to capture the office and ministry of the prophet and that of the teacher, our apostolic
thrust is as good as being compromised. It’s important we state this point clear
that there’s no bias in the Father; he does not choose sides.
our acceptance or rejection of the spirit of Jezebel on the premise of gender indeed,
reflects our immaturity and the lack of spiritual understanding regarding the ministry
of redemption, of cause, to live in some form of self-denial in the operation of
this spirit within individuals, families, community and nations is to have bought
the lies and deception of the enemy. The
Enemy throughout history as used the card of race, gender, religion, culture, and
inequality to mention a few, to perpetuate his destructive agenda, but the church
itself, in her spiritual blindness, has exacerbated this evil.
his wisdom, created male and female as part of his eternal prophetic plan and governmental
administrative executives on earth. The structure of community which begins from
the family unit is a powerful expression of the Father’s wisdom and creativeness
in growing and developing humanity. These two organs of government called man and
woman carries a unique assignment in the support and execution of the Father’s eternal
program on earth. We shall later expand on this thought as we continue to develop
the foundational framework of this subject.
time I did an intensive teaching on this subject was in the year 2001, and in fact,
I found one of the notes I wrote back then on this subject recently, and the truth
is, there’s still a great sense of relevancy and coherency to what the Spirit of
the Lord said back then to the current emphasis of the Spirit of the Lord. The only
difference is that my understanding of interpreting what was written then is now
broadened and clearer as the spirit of wisdom has brought perspective and maturity
in the arts of prophetic insight and interpretation.
of spiritual activity today has drastically changed at an accelerated level since
2001 yet, the problems back then, are as vicious and complex as they are today.
But as we can see, these challenges, particularly, the attack on race, morality,
truth, justice, and religious rights have become more hostile to the point of polarizing
society. It’s as if the stage is being set for the anti-Christ, the man of sin to
take the stage openly.
of Satanic forces of the earth has been so unprecedented, and therefore, it will
be right for us to begin to contextualize the present prophetic activity of God,
particularly when we examine what is currently playing out within the political
ideology of the nations around the world but in particular, the United State of
America due to its power and influence globally. It is important we thoroughly
examine the present battle taking place in America, to appreciate the degree of
the influence and impact of the spirit of Jezebel.
Allow me to take a few moments of your time to call your attention again, to this one single challenge that has continued to bedevil our reintegration and development as a community and the nation as a whole. I will quickly give you a background to this article, but I will love to broaden the perspective of this discussion so you can appreciate my concern regarding this subject.
A few days ago, the 24th
of July to be precise, I was racially attacked and removed in the name of religion
from What’s on Franschhoek group page on Facebook for giving words of hope and encouragement
to the people. I took offence to the way I was collectively attacked, even though
I am not offended as a Christian with the way I was treated, in fact, I had taken
time to pray for my protagonist and the rest, but I felt it necessary to highlight
this issue to the public and the members of the Body of Christ to know the nature
of what we are dealing with especially here in the Western Cape of South Africa.
If anyone wants a copy of my transcript
with these folks, I’ll be more than willing to share them with you. While this debate went back and front, I thought
I should copy my discussion because I might just be removed, and I was right. While
some may argue that the group is not designed for my kind of post, well, they may
be right, but there was nothing that suggests I was wrong. Secondly, it was not
my first time of sharing words of faith and comfort, and I have also seen others
share on their faith on the page.
Thirdly, I have never received any
words of concern from the administrators regarding my post. However, some felt objected to this Christian
value, which a later realized is not just about the words I have shared but about
the person who posted it.
Some of these white folks had a problem
with my colour, and maybe my name, and of course; my intelligence from the way I
communicate, and then decided to launch an attack against me. Someone said you must
have an agenda on this group because you write intelligently. What a statement of
prejudice coming out of the mouth of a person to another human you have no clue
nor understanding of his identity or place in the community or the larger society.
The fact is, this kind of insinuation
is not just a reflection of shared ignorance and presumptive attitude we’ve seen
with many, but in my opinion, one of the highest forms of human prejudice, spiritual
blindness, and insecure dysfunctionality I have ever seen, to say the least.
They then threatened to report me
to the administrator of the group, which I was actually waiting for, but to my surprise,
by the next day, I discovered that I had been removed from the page without any
prior contact, or charges against me from the administrators of the page, if this
is not racial prejudice, then I wonder what it is?
It amazes me that one could be removed
from a page without committing any crime than the fact that I shared my faith in
love with others. As I said, this is just a background of the expansion of this
subject, and I will further speak about it at the cause of the article, and I will
like you to be patient in reading my highlights because it may just be a part of
the puzzle you need in securing the future of your children and family as they grow
in this racially toxic environment. The reality is, if I was a white man, we will
certainly not be having this discussion.
The battle against Racism goes
beyond a talk shop
Fellow readers and fellow citizens,
the mere acknowledgement of Racism, Xenophobia, religious bias, and other forms
of racial prejudices in our community is not enough in its total eradication. The
reality is, we must start from the point of the admission that we have not done
enough as government, community leaders, social activist, Church bodies, and the
general society in recognizing and conscientizing ourselves regarding this vivid
evil that has continued to eat our society like cancer. The removal of all forms of racial thought pattern
and tendencies should be aggressively engaged from all positions in our community
and the larger society.
Only the blind will not see the systematic
expression and impression of Racism and Xenophobia in the community of Franschhoek
under the pretext of safeguarding what they defined as their commercial tourist
space. What they forget to realize is, Franschhoek is not just a tourist space,
it’s also a community where people with great needs, challenges, and struggles resides,
who are desperately seeking for hope and direction in life, and this cannot be factored
out of the landscape and demography of Franschhoek as a space in South Africa.
For a couple of months now the community
of Franschhoek has witnessed the loss of lives. The kinds of accidents and deaths,
no one can explain has taken place, and unfortunately are still happening. For anyone to charge against words of hope, faith,
and encouragement in the name of posting on a wrong space in my opinion, is selfish
and devilish. When people no longer live
within the reality of the common culture of the community, they assume the world
revolves around their little world of perspective
The worrying thing for me about this
ungodly spirit of Intolerance is the fact that it has almost been accepted as the
norm, after all, many would argue, we’ve tried our best in fighting it, but there’s
very little or nothing we can do if the government cannot do something about it.
This kind of excuses is so flimsy
that it has continued to embolden certain sections within the community to continue
to take advantage of this seemingly lack of enough will and resolve in addressing
racist tendencies across the board. It’s just so worrisome how many people I know
complain about racial prejudice, even within their business and workplace, but are
speechless and powerless to do anything about it.
It’s time we teach and empower ordinary citizens on how to locate and address racial prejudice. We are a nation who love to talk about rights, and that is good, but the fact is, we often talk above the heads of those who are victims of racial abuse the most, unfortunately.
I am flagging this point again because
I want every one of us to sincerely and carefully examine ourselves, perhaps, there’s
an iota of this negative attitude living inside us, and to sincerely seek help in
dealing with it because Racism is a disease of hate that seeks to dehumanize and
destroy other’s value, identity, and dignity.
When you have children, as I do have two of my
own who are growing in an environment highly intoxicated by this evil spirit of
hate just because of their colour or race, it carries the potential to paralyze
their identity, dreams, potentials, and creative skill in contributing to the development
of the human race.
No one predesigned nor defined their colour of
skin or nationality, providence did! If in the 21st century, some still define others
through the veneer of their fear and insecurity, that tells me, we have a bigger
problem in our hands that even the idea of a prosperous society cannot resolve.
How can a nation prosper when there’s
a sharp division amongst its people and political parties? The spirit of divide
and rule is still much alive within the culture of our so-called new South Africa,
and it’s the number one reason for the ongoing collapse of the State economy.
Forgetting where we came from
One would assume that a society like
South Africa shaped under the brutal regime of apartheid will commit themselves
and resources to the eradication of any form or tendencies of racial inequality.
Unfortunately, this is yet to be manifested
even though this project is enshrined within the architectural framework of our
constitution. We may have one of the best
constitutions in the world, but we are certainly one of the worst, in upholding
and practising the spirit of the constitution, particularly, when it deals with
this issue of racism.
If I may draw your attention why a
young, vibrant, but divisive party like the EFF is increasely gaining ground across
South Africa, but also here in the Western Cape, is due to how the people feel on
the matter of the economy but in particular, on issues around racial prejudice and
For as long as there’s any form of
racial abuse and Xenophobic attacks, the EFF party will continue to grow because
they have positioned themselves as a party that fights for the freedom of the voiceless
and the equality of the people even though this may not be totally true in practice. I am not a politician, but a servant of the Most
High, and my duty is to speak out against inequality mindset, and prejudicial belief
system that has continued to dominate how some of our white folks see others.
To effectively rebuild the ruins of
the unfortunate legacy of apartheid here in South Africa, everyone should be willing
to look at themselves in the mirror of truth and genuinely ask themselves this question,
am I a racist in my perspective and values? Do I perpetuate racial tendency unknowingly
because you can manifest a racist attitude in so many ways without even knowing
To say you’re not a racist, you’ll
have to be extremely aware of what constitutes Racism, and for this to happen, you
must be able to see people through the eyes of their maker. Only a person with a
redeemed spirit of God can truly look at another person, particularly, if they are
wearing a different colour of skin as see them for who they are and not from some
socio-cultural believe or identity.
I am an optimist, and my position
from a vantage view gives me hope of a prosperous, well-integrated society, where
no one is judged or honour due to their colour, race, religion or sex. I am looking
forward to that day not afar where all who lives in this nation are truly treated
with dignity, respect, and not because they are white or any other colour but because
they are South African, and if they are foreign migrants, we should accord them
the respect and dignity we offer to guests who come to visit us.
Unfortunately, before we get to this
point, we will have to confront all this demon of Racism or Xenophobia, which has
eaten deep into our social culture. There are those who still choose to see and
believe from their dysfunctional perspective of white supremacy in our society,
but particularly, here in Franschhoek, and this calls for great concern if we must
secure the future posterity.
Am not new to the battle of racism
I am not new to the issue of xenophobic
attack; I am quite aware of the operation of this ungodly spirit of insecurity.
I had to face the reality of how it feels to be challenged, suspected, accused,
and lied upon by so-called pastors and Christians, due to the colour of my skin
and the region I came from.
If I wasn’t keenly aware of my prophetic
mission to the nation of South Africa, particularly, why I am currently based in
the Western Cape, I would have been driven into the hole or some cave in hiding
like many have been force to do by this demonic spirit. To a large degree, I believe
that I cannot be a faithful prophetic intercessor without facing what many have
suffered and are still facing as South Africans from the hands of those who think
they hold the key to the economy of the nation.
I do not believe that it’s by accident
or chance the Lord directed my steps to the community of Franschhoek here in the
Western Cape. I do think that my marrying
a woman of colour is part of my prophetic assignment to see and feel the level of
suffering and damage inflicted on this nation of people. For those who care to know,
my marriage was not a marriage of convenience.
I did not marry to become a South African citizen; no. I became a citizen
of South Africa by pure merit.
The wrong perception you grew in makes
you devalue people or overvalue others who don’t deserve such level of honour. When
a white beggar looks down at your gift because you’re a person of a different colour,
such a beggar should not be helped until such perverted, dysfunctional mindset is
The reality is, everyone speaks and
view life from a specific ideological frame of mind. I could speak from an intellectual
point regarding this matter, or speak from a political perspective, and I could
also choose or speak from an immigrant view, and I’ll still be correct.
However, I’ve chosen to speak from
God’s view and value regarding this matter because that’s my primary value system
and philosophy of existence so I could be justified by him. The point I’m trying
to make through this write up is more than just an incident that happened to me,
I am trying to draw your attention and that of South Africans, particularly, the
spiritual and political leaders because they are responsible in shaping the destiny
of the nation on the right path. They’re still the landmines of apartheid buried
within the ground of our socio-cultural, economic engagement that will continue
to lame many if we don’t strategically locate and defused them.
Racism is a landmine
Racism is a landmine of apartheid
that is still very much alive within the hearts and the social fabric of our communities.
Unfortunately, it seems we lack both the political and spiritual leadership will
in dealing with it. I have gone way past the point of trying to prove a point to
anyone regarding my believe and stand for truth and justice, not just in the community
of Franschhoek but in the entire nation of South Africa.
The reality is, if some of the mortals
choose not to see nor recognize this side of me, well, the heavens will continue
to testify of my presence and footprint as one whose agenda is to bring healing,
hope, and restoration to many who cannot
even identify themselves as part of this great nation because they’ve been racially
abused and marginalized. The battle of Racism and Xenophobia is in the realms of
human thought and mind process, and only those with a sound mental and spiritual
capacity can effectively challenge this evil spirit.
Racism on social media
As I explained earlier, three days
ago, I posted two images on a Facebook group called ‘What’s on Franschhoek’ that
made some whites feel I do not have the right to publish those words on the group
page. Now, I’ve been on this group for the past two or three years if I could remember,
but I hardly post on the group.
Secondly, the few times I did post,
I did not receive any word from the administrator to stop what I was posting, why?
Because there was nothing hateful, or prejudicial about my posts. Like we all know,
group posting is first approved before they allow others to see them. I am not sure
why I did not receive a word from those administrating the group that what you are
sharing is hate speech or something that is not relevant to the community. In fact,
the few posts that I shared, we’re loved and appreciated by a few white folks even
though I noticed some of my earlier post were mucked by two men.
Thirdly, as a person of principle
who understood the idea of protocol regarding people’s space, I hardly impose myself
on others, including on social media; I would never go out of my way to violate
people’s space and right. I have seen one of two messages in this group that seeks
to encourage people on the issues around the Christian faith. More so, there nothing
on the group that says this group is strictly business while many, of course, on
the group basically use it for their business advertisement.
Religion, Philosophy, and economy
the heart of human search
From the cradle of time as we read
about the great cities, empires and kingdoms, known for their merchant trade routes,
philosophy, religion and the search for wisdom were known to be the center core
of their trade, and this was highlighted by the great merchant, philosopher, and
adventurer by the name Marco polo. The search for truth in philosophy while the
merchant’s trade has always been the light that illuminates the hearts of the people
To remove what is termed religious
in the name of preserving the culture of buying and selling in society is totally
contrary to the heart of economic philosophy. Steve Job, the founder of Apple at
a point of his struggle with the idea of his company, went to India to consult some
of the top Hindu Guru for direction. The point I am making is, religion has always
been part of the concept of conceptualization, creativity, skill upgrade, and socioeconomic
advancement. A tourist who goes to Indonesia, Malaysia, India, know that they will
interact with ideas, concepts, arts and music that captures the spirit and religion
of such regions.
The same goes for those who travel
to places like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Dubai, and so on, knowing that they cannot
avoid ideas and arts that impresses the religion of Islam. We may argue that South
Africa is a secular state, and that’s true, but nothing in the constitution of South
Africa prevents the expression of the Christian faith publicly.
Those who have no sense of eternal
vision for the development of others and the community only focus on what fits into
their narrative of self-definition. Life is a complex reality, captured in the very
reason for its existence through the eyes and faith of others.
As wealthy as the nation of India
in its economy and keeping in mind that India is a secular state, yet, its Hindu
religion is seen and visible across the board even within the business space. Those
who are trying to use the pretext of secularism to try to shut down the voice of
truth and that of God’s kingdom should think again because it will not work.
Cities and communities regardless
of rich or beautiful they are should never be reduced to a common commodity of trade.
Every society, including this community, has a soul seeking for redemption even
amongst the highly rich and influential. About last month, I felt led to start posting one
or two words of encouragement from the scriptures on the group, and this was not
a daily routine, and by the way, I was very aware of the kind of audience I am trying
to minister to one group knowing the kind of resistance I may face.
Talking about audience, I am quite
aware of various spiritual levels of those following me online, and therefore, I
try to give varieties to cater for everyone, including some who immature or are
teenagers following me. I have allowed a day to pass by before speaking about this
matter so that I don’t find myself speaking out of unprocessed thought or emotional
I have carefully considered my position
and the position of all those who attacked me for speaking words of truth and hoped
to anyone who may need it. In all fairness, a few of the posts that I have shared
were like, mostly by some of the white folks, because only a person that has a different
agenda will see those words and will not appreciate it.
Why I was attack on the card of
Friends, the issue of my attack was
not for the fact that what I said was wrong or right; the reality was, my pigmentation
does not fit into the narrative of the white population on the group. Secondly,
I must have a hidden agenda since my writing sounds intelligent; now, this is a
direct quote from one of my protagonists.
One of them, a white lady threatens
me, if you don’t stop now, I’ll report you to the administrator. So, I replied her
please do, so I could explain myself and position, of course, they carried out their
threat without getting any notification from the admin calling or warning me
not to write anything pertaining to Christ on the post.
I have been removed from the post,
and I give thanks to God to have used me to highlight to the people that Racism
is still very much alive in South Africa, particularly, here in the Western Cape
and in Franschhoek. Please, do note that there are several reasons why I chose to
highlight this matter, particularly, now that the issue of racial profiling and
discrimination is rearing its ugly head again across the globe.
We should not be talking about tolerance
when we all have equal rights of existence as humans. After apologizing that am
sorry to the very first guy who took offense at my post for my sharing of the gospel
truth, that apology was seen as a weakness from my side, and just after that, everyone
jumped on in to ask me to leave the group. They saw my apology as a weakness to
launch an attack on me, but they were indeed blind to know that my apology was my
strength and position of courage to stand for my right, and what I have believed
for the past thirty years of my calling into ministry as the servant of Jehovah.
I will never give in nor bow to racial
discrimination regardless of where or from whom it’s coming from. Racism is an anti-Christ
spirit, and behind this evil spirit, is a deep sense of insecurity, fear, lack of
trust, and pride to say the least. I’ve got friends that are whites; one of my best
friends was white before he went to be with the Lord, and it took a while before
we could finally agree on some very critical issue around race, politics, migration,
Sometimes, we had heated arguments
to the point that he will leave my place a bit angry, but by the next day, the matters
are resolved through the common ground of our faith in the Lord. The reality is,
many whites, are still unwilling to recognize and accept the common ground that
defines and bind us together as a nation. Many unfortunately, still believe they
are in charge of the country due to their economic investment and this is a terrible
The very first white friend I had
was in Nigeria; we met in a bus-taxi while I was preaching. We became the best of
friends for many years until I lost contact with him. One of my family members,
a big aunty, was married to a white Canadian for more than thirty years. I have
always had white folks around me, and they all know where I stand on the ugly issue
of prejudice and racial bias. On the flip side, I have confronted people of my colour
and skin again on racial remarks or attitude against white folks.
Wherever I hear some generalizing
the idea that all whites are racist, I fight against such ungodly statements or
notion. I will never allow any person to treat a white person with contempt due
to his or her colour of skin. I know that this is a serious issue because it deals
with how the environment, we grew up shaped our thought pattern and perspective
to life and others. We must take a deep, sincere self-examination if we are found
wanting in this Satanic spirit that is today destroying our humanity.
I don’t want my children growing up
at start feeling something is wrong with them because of their colour of skin or
how they look. Neither do I want any white child growing up thinking he or she must
behave in a particular manner to be accepted by the rest because of how he looks.
When the issue of Race and Religion
shutdown your voice
The more we reject the value of God’s
word and continue to accept the agenda of those who want to change the order of
things that is so unnatural, the more we are going to have these issues, unfortunately.
How do we build an integrated society when perception is still rigid; how can we
develop a coherent, patriotic nation when some group still chooses to see from a
supremacist, prideful, prejudice mindset?
Another point I’ll like to highlight
is the fact that many of the people who know me on the group, and I think they should
be about five or so, including my wife, could not jump into the conversation to
my defense; if for nothing, say but we know this person you guys are challenging
or attacking. But further still, if they cannot stand up for me, they should be
able to stand up for the defense of the cross of Christ and their own faith.
Not one person came to my defense
or that of the kingdom, and you know why they couldn’t do that? They’ve all been
captured by the spirit of apartheid; fear, intimidation, and limitation have crippled
them to the point that they have totally lost their voice to speak out for justice.
I saw this as a great test, not the whites that I know said anything, not some of
the colored or my African brother or sister will dare rise to my defense.
I felt glorious like Stephen, who
stood before the Sanhedrin in the Bible, defending his stand for Christ and his
kingdom. If you cannot stand for truth and
the messenger of prophetic truth, what then are you standing for? What do you call the silence of this so-called
Christians? Many of what we claim to be practicing today as Christians is an extension
of the worship of Baal because we are afraid of Jezebel. They rather be quiet than
incur the wrought of Jezebel
Friends, I’ve been doing a write up
on the architect of Jezebel, and one thing you’ll see in the attack of Jezebel and
other tactics of the enemy is to use the spirit of intimidation to cripple their
opponents. Many, today, who attend some Christian gathering or community have no
capacity to stand up against the spirit of intimidation and fear.
Many only make noise in the holes
and caves they call churches. When spiritual leaders don’t seem to have the capacity
to address these evil tendencies on the pulpits, what then are they preaching and
teaching the people. Those who promoted the agenda and the development of apartheid
used the spiritual leaders and the platforms of the Church, and this is still happening
Today, we are seeing certain white folks trying to pay penitence for the sins of their fathers by serving foods to the poor communities; many have used Mandela day to try to show they are helping in the poor while we know that the spirit of prejudice still lingers in the hearts of many. If you asked me, this is playing on the intelligence of the people. If the white South Africans truly want to change the way things are going, let’s all start by changing how we see our fellow blacks or coloured humans.
Perception must be where change begins from and not in the mere handing over of some food packs or clothes to our vulnerable black folks or colored children in need.
This is good, but not good enough if we desire to escalate the agenda of grassroots integration, transformation and transformation.
If I could be judged and looked down upon based on the colour of my skin and not on my character or intelligence, then, something is still fundamentally flawed with the architectural framework of how many in our society think and see themselves and others.
My call is for everyone to stand up against this evil that is threatening the future of the community of Franschhoek and our beloved nation.
The voice of the Church must be awakened in addressing this problem; political leaders should never allow anyone to use the card of raise to abuse or dominate others, especially on the grounds of religion.
Those in the fields of business should stop abusing and underpaying their workers because they see them as vulnerable. Respect for all humans is a right and a necessity because we all love to be respected.
I will continue to be indebted to those white folks in the community of Franschhoek, and in other places who are selflessly serving not because they feel guilty, or seek to pay some form of penitence for the sins of their ancestors but because they love humanity regardless of their colour, tongue or creed.
Let it be known today that any individual who think they have a dominant voice or hand over any space in this new South Africa should think again because they will be stopped no matter what.
It’s a new dawn for South Africa, and indeed, racism has, and all forms of racial prejudice has no place here.
INTERPRETING WITH ADVANCED SIGHT REGARDING GOD’S INTERVENTION OVER THE PRESENT BATTLE OVER THE NATION OF AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE REST OF THE NATIONS.
Several parallels, or do I say paradox is taking place within the nations, particularly, in America, South Africa, Nigeria, as well as the UK but it will take a genuinely advanced, prophetic ( spirit) sight to bring clear prophetic, perspectives and interpretations to these things to the extent that we are not overrun by our views or well ingrained religious and nationalistic or globalist prejudice in our analysis.
13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord e have for his servant?”
Only those who have explicit, in-depth knowledge of biblical definition and spiritual perspective regarding present, global crisis are able to clearly see things, and correctly separate truth from their own human (views) interpretation and expectations.
When Joshua saw this man standing, he immediately placed a presumption perspective and expectation on the stranger without allowing the man with a draw sword to introduce himself, and this is the unfortunate stand or view many Christians have chosening in approaching the many complex issues of life. Sometimes, the place or point where we stand regarding the battle of life can preoccupy and overwhelm our thoughts to the degree that they negatively impact or blur our judgement.
While standing before a type of a Jericho’s resistance challenge, we should never allow our prophetic perspective of approach to be compromised. Keeping a perspective of balance of judgement in decision without being pushed into a comer of concluding on issues we are get to get divine judgement could cost us.
We must be cautious that we don’t continue to promote the narrative of God is for us, and he is against them. The perspective of Which side God is regarding certain issues must require well matured, biblical and spiritual insight. Our battle must always be on. The point of principle and value and never on the personality. The rules of engagement regarding the battles of life, especially in this season demands we excercise the finest of redemptive approach to any situation as kingdom regents. Joshua was taught a good listen that Jehovah is not a politician; God is neither a Republican nor is he a Democrat.
The God of America, as he is likewise the God of the rest of the world is not on the side of our religious or political biases.
He maintains his position of neutrality in his redemption purpose of all human.
It is us that must align our belief, motive, and agendas to his define standard.
For us to precisely see and appreciate the deliverance methodology of the Father for our nation and generation, we have come to the place of circumcision.
The Lord of Host wants to remove the reproach of our nations, including that of the United States of America, but it will not be done on some charismatic, believe or manipulation of intervention.
Hearts must be brought to God in sincere repentance from our blind spots, religious prejudice, our ingrained superior complex attitudes.
Pride must come down, and humility must be exalted and allow to flow like a river starting from the heart of the head of state to the ordinary Jones on the street.
Everyone needs to be circumcised by heart as we approach the battle of Jericho.
This battle will only be won through the power of obedience and the presence of God.
The priest must now take their place as the undress themselves from the spirit of pride and arrogance that kept them blind. It’s time to be redressed to bear the government of the nation upon their shoulders again.
The governing authority that will bring healing to the nation of America, South Africa and the rest of the world will flow from shoulders that have perfected the sacred call of carrying the (ARK) Presence of God.
May the Lord continue to grant us his grace and wisdom to both see and share in his truth with the finest of redemptive spirit, and ascended revelation in this season.
Iron must continue to sharpen iron for us to develop and maintain clearer, biblical, prophetic insight and wisdom in our interpretation!
The mystery of beauty. Spring is a reflection of the glorious beauty of Christ to creation.
God gave us beauty to express his glory and majesty.
One of the characters of God is beauty; beauty is a deep reflection of the Father’s creativity. Very few today appreciate nor understand the purpose of beauty, and due to this ignorance, the enemy has sought to pervert the beauty of God in and around us.
When we read and familiarize ourselves with the account of creation in Genesis, we begin to get the sense the Father’s eternal intention, which I believe is to express his glorious beauty, power, and majesty across the earth. The’s no way we can begin to talk about God without mentioning his beauty, majesty, and glory.
The beauty of God is still relevant teaching we should pay more close attention to even as we are invited to step into a new spiritual epoch. We can choose to shift our focus from the present darkness and begin to pay more close attention to the dawn of the new season, emerging out of the shadow of yesterday.
I believe that within the present challenges of darkness eclipsing the earth that there’s a dawning of a new day; a day where the light of God is becoming even brighter than when we first began.
The choice to choose to see beauty in ashes is a wonderful training we must endeavor to go through, so has to become a testimony of heaven’s brilliance in time where people find it difficult to see nor appreciate the investment of God’s treasure in earthen vessels.
I love to take pictures, and I’ve been able to use my camera to capture the most beautiful images out of the worst condition or situation around. Creating images out the chaotic, life, realities is something I cherish and love as a follower of Christ. it was not always like this. I have had my own share of seasons of pain, frustrations, disappointment, fear, discouragement and even the sense of giving up.
The Father was gracious to me to have given me another chance to see life through his eyes. Indeed, until we learn to see and understand ourselves and life itself through the eyes of the Father, we will never see anything beautiful about our lives.
It takes a person that has been invited to the hill of the Lord to see things and people from an elevated point. when the Lord brought me to have a glimmer of life from an ascended point, it changed my self-perception, and the way I generally see other and things.
Sprint is upon us again; what do you to see? Are you going to fix your eyes and attention on just the troubles, needs, pains, disappointments and failures around you? Or are you going left your eyes and behold the blooming of beautiful flowers springing up all around you?
Many of the flowers grow in the most disadvantaged and marginalized communities. The pain and challenges of our environment do not stop the flowers from blooming when their season arrives. this is a lesson we should learn as we see spring dawns upon us again.
Are you going to allow your fear and worry to rob of the beautiful things the Father desire to reveal to you in this season. There’s more to those beautiful butterflies and flowers blooming; there’s a spiritual message the Father is conveying to you, and you don’t want to miss his voice in this season of [spiritual] spring.
Within the chaotic challenges of life, beauty is all around us. The appreciation of beauty starts with the configuration of our self-perception. When we cannot recognize our own inner self-beauty, it will be hard press to value and appreciate the beauty of others or what is around us.
When the rainbow appears in the sky, it does not remove the reality of the needs, pains, and the complex challenges around us, but it sure does reminds us of the eternal, promised covenant of God to creation.
I live in an environment of two contrast, and I am sure that is this is the story of almost everyone living in one community or the other South Africa. You can be living in some worth define, expensive, beautiful estate when the bridge across your estate or complex is a total reflection a sharp contrast.
A contrast that highlight by the facts of marginalization, poverty, inequality, the lack of essential socioeconomic opportunities and so on. , To, therefore, define your status by where you live is some worth blind and inaccurate at least here in South Africa.
The legacy of Apartheid housing layout is still very much visible in the so-called post-Apartheid political state. I brought out this point to say that living in South Africa, particularly as believers, requires that we keenly understand the true definition of beauty and how to appreciate even in the midst of struggle. But to merely fix our eyes and attention on the darkness of our history is to rob ourselves in the ongoing transformation of a new nation emerging in beauty and glory.
Beauty is not measured nor determined by class, race, gender or wealth. The grace of Beauty is a character that is reflective in the value of self-awareness and self-worth, entrenched in the identity of every human, especially those who have discovered the unconditional, eternal love Christ for them.
It takes a person who appreciates the investment of God in his or her life to see the worth and value of God in others, and therefore, perceive their beauty and appreciates it as they grow and bloom for God and creation.
Beauty is an internal and eternal design of our unique identity and ability, or maybe, our disabilities as the case may be, this means that when we’re able to discern each other’s essence precisely, we can then begin to appreciate each one’s potential and contribution to life.
No one is an accident; we are all born and located where we are for a reason, that should positively impact and transform someone else life.
I try to see and appreciate beauty in everything around me. 90% of my picture are taking in places people will hardly ascribe as beautiful. I’ve been able to see grace, elegance, and beauty through the eyes of God because everything he created was designed excellent and beautiful.
The challenge many are faced with today, especially here in South Africa is that we’ve stopped seeing the inner beauty in ourselves and around us. We’ve become more fixative on others definition and description of beauty either through the social media or amongst other social groups and friends to the point of rejecting God’s eternal definition of who we are and what we represent on his behalf. We are a nation of beautiful people and landscapes, but we’ve allowed darkness to almost cover these beauty.
It’s like the more we absorb the identity others regarding who we are as a nation, the more we lose our moral values and identity. The lack of seeing and appreciating our self-beauty has led us to become something terrible to each other to the point of manifesting the spirit of Cain-the spirit that kills his own brother.
When what is designed beautiful becomes altered by insecure dysfunctionality and corrupt Imagination, when have then directly, or indirectly turned the image of God into an idol of human craft that will eventually bring sorrow and pain to the heart. To design or craft an image that expresses the beautiful values of God for creation is to extend the glory of God within such fields of existence.
Beauty is a mystery that can only be correctly defined and understood the way God sees his creation in the beginning…after he created man, and he said, it was very good. Goodness and beauty are synonymous to the awakening of light of God within a heart that is once darkened by corruption. Beauty is the act of perfection in creation; it is not the expression of adornment.
Why do today’s Christians, mainly ladies use the term sexy to refer to a beautiful person or image? It’s important we note that sexy and beautiful are two different words that mean two completely different things. Please take note, when human minds and imagination begins to get transformed, they will start to enjoy the art of pure beauty.
Capturing the image of pure beauty through lens view of the transformed mind, passing through eye gate, expressed through the art of (sound) words, writings, or even paintings and photography is one of the glorious mysteries of the redeemed spirit that is called prophetic.
The prophetic is a reflection, and also an expression of the beautiful heart of the heart revealed through various arts and acts. Beauty is not just about what you see; it is about how you understand the value of what you see.
There’s beauty in sight
There’s beauty in sound
There’s beauty in words
There’s beauty in silence
Entering the art of appreciating beauty is first to learn to unlearn the perversion the soul has accumulated as the image beauty. Admiration is a beautiful thing when the soul is free of the wrong definition accumulated by false impression. Inspiration is wonderful when the mind has yielded to the creative life source of the Spirit. To think you can be inspired to create anything outside the life of God is to believe that a fish can survive living outside water.
Not acknowledging the giver of a thing doesn’t make the person less the giver of such a thing. Your acknowledgment of the presence of God in your life only creates more magnificent room for him to do much more you can ever imagine or think. Not recognizing and appreciating does not erode the fact that thing you have belongs to him. Beauty is of the Lord. All good and perfect gifts come from him.
I am an art student; this implies that every aspect of my life is by default drown to the creative life and nature of God…even science is an art of beauty in the sight of the creator. What he imagines, he creates, though we may not see it, the Lord is forever creating new things, yet, ancient in his eternity.
Do you know that the beauty of eternity is both past and future? There’s nothing new under the sun than to appreciate through the lens view of the Spirit what has been brought your path through providence.
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.
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.
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.
THE LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SOUL.
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.