Seasons and generations have been shaped by the character quality of the leadership spirit of those at the helm of affairs. However, men in leadership are often motivated by the historic ideology that forms the basis and framework of such a region. In other words, leadership is as good as the philosophy that determines its course.
The ancient battle nations and regions have always been centered around ideology, religion, and economy. Today’s 21st-century battle is no different. We’ve continued to witness the influence of ideology, religion, and economy shape what we believe and how we look at others. Amazingly, we’ve begun to see these three elements shaping the face of many calls the Church.
This new decade has, indeed, usher us into a confrontational position in the prophetic objective and advancement of God in the earth. Still, it will take those who can read the signs of the time to precisely articulate what is unfolding before our very eyes, particularly when you consider the recent assassination of the second in command in Iranian leadership core by the America drone strike.
Anyone following geopolitical affairs within the middle east would know that this strike was long coming due to the building up of tension between Iran and America right from the time President Donald Trump took office. Of course, the world of media at this time has continued to speculate and even predict what would happen next; TV networks and social media have continued to air various opinions, and many have already decided which part or side of the story they will believe, depending on which side of the political divide or school of thought that has influenced their perception.
The world today is completely divided on various grounds, from the concept of ideologies, race, religion, economy, and national identity. These concepts of divisions have created a good ground for an ongoing proxy war, and this will continue as the strategy of invading and influencing the battlefield of the days ahead.
The believer’s perspective
Being prophetically balanced [neutral] in analyzing what is happening across the globe allows us to effectively interpret what the Lord is doing or saying even from that which might look chaotic. Keeping our head clear and focused is one of the hallmarks of spiritual maturity because you need that to see and examine things accurately. To be prejudice is to disqualify yourself from the things of the Spirit, and how I have seen a degree of bias among Christians of late, even among those we thought were spiritually sound and mature.
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 advancing heaven’s prophetic initiative, even as we are called to charge in warfare against the Spirit of wickedness and destruction across the globe.
Laying this foundational narrative is crucial, because many are still divided behind some charismatic, Evangelical, religious, ideological lines, fueled on racial and economic grounds, depending on which side of the fence they find themselves. To develop a biblically sound world view in dealing with the socio-cultural, geopolitical, and economic divides is to allow the Spirit of the Lord to first strip us of our presumptive ideas, ingrained false identity, and knowledge gathered under the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Secondly, it 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.
The sovereignty of God’s wisdom
Is there anything that happens without the knowledge of God? or are things happening right now regardless of their implication on a national or global scale that surprises the Lord because he was not aware of it? Absolutely not. The influence of God within human affairs is still a mystery many are trying to grapple with; more so, we one considers the impact or influence of evil growing daily.
There’s a weak, humanist lens view we can use in trying to examine or comprehend the complexity of life that brings more and more challenging, unanswered questions. Yet, on the flip side, there’s a position of advantage we can allow heaven to locate us within the framework of biblical truth that gives us unprecedented prophetic [spirit] insight which ultimately allows us to see and know things differently; even things that might seem too complicated for our religious, limited, spiritual understanding to comprehend.
The further we move towards the days of the end, the more we are going to be left with questions that we may not find immediate answer, but if we have the right biblical, foundational understanding of truth and the operational wisdom of the sovereignty of the Father in our lives, it gives us the right state of attitude in approaching what is happening before our very eyes.
To be spiritually informed and aware of the nature of the days we’ve been brought into allows us to possess the right spiritual sight, capacity, and wisdom to engage effectively. As we proceed further into the days of the appearing of our Lord, we should be ready and prepare for regional instability even as we pray for divine intervention.
Our position is not to take a stand for or against regions, but to take our stand on the walls of NATION BUILDING in intercession for the redemption of the soul of the people, which include that of Iranians, China, and America, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, and the rest. We must continue to pray for wisdom to guide the heart of the President of America and the rest of the world leaders to do what is right and just.
We should ask the Lord to grant us his Church to see beyond what the Front-line news wants us to see and believe. We should pray for Pastors and leaders to be spiritually informed and prophetically aligned. Hence, they are prepared to rightly inform and develop their followers to follow the way of the Spirit and not what may look popular. May your kingdom come, Lord…
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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.
ideologies, traditions and captured within the language. Language is the total
sum of what defines our identity.
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.
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.
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.
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’
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
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.
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.
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.
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
POWER OF LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT CIVILIZATION
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
unity for as long as such call play towards its diabolic agenda.
Principle of spiritual warfare and kingdom authority over the high places
By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
JEZEBEL ATTACKS THE PROPHETIC
we have noticed, this is a spirit that is not afraid to charge against the
gift, ministry, and office of the prophet. Arguably, the office of the prophet
is one of the highest governmental position of spiritual authority,
representing the activities of God’s affairs within the church and around the
realms of societal affairs across earth.
are in a day of the awakening of some dark, ancient, governmental spiritual
activities within the realms of men that need urgent, but bold, courageous and
strategic intervention. Let me highlight
at this point that all that is unfolding from the powers of darkness,
assaulting the very nature and identity of both the Church and the nations,
specifically, today from the house of Ahab with his wife, Jezebel is a direct
response or confrontation to the prophetic awakening and engagement of God’s
Saints across the earth.
Mount Carmel, a type of the gathering of the nation under the false leadership of Jezebel will be the very place and point where the power of God will finally judge this evil spirit of Jezebel and the male prophets who have yielded their authority and ministry under her illegitimate authority due to her financial economic influence. Jehu reflects the personification character the Lord will employ to finally destroy this character or entity that has sought to capture, incarcerate, and change the desired order of God for man and the society but it will take a courageous spirit of Elijah to stand instead of running from her.
Jezebel had that prophet, Elijah had commanded the execution of her false
prophets on Mount Carmel, she sent words to the prophet of God that by this
time tomorrow, your head will be given to the vulture to feed. This was a
direct confrontation to intimidate and neutralize the authority and the
position [influence] of the prophet of God in the land.
Spirit of Elijah.
Spirit of Elijah is shifting things back to the Father’s ordained program for
the earth. The Spirit of the two witnesses is being released to prepare the
ecclesia for the great showdown. The Spirit of Exodus is characterized through
the anointed grace of Moses while the Spirit of Elijah is the Spirit that
breaks the hold of identity bondage from the illegitimate power of Jezebel;
this is also known as the Spirit of fire.
Lord is restoring his wind and fire in this third day. We are told that before
the dreadful day of the Lord, the Lord will send Elijah who will turn the
hearts of the Father’s back to their sons, and the hearts of sons back to their
Father. This prophetic activity in the earth is activating the closer proximity
and visibility of their kingdom of God.
coming or emerging reality of God’s presence and glory to the earth is shaking
the foundations, ideologies, beliefs, philosophy and the dominant political
cultures that have ruled and reign in the minds of men for centuries. The day
of the Lord is emerging with great noise and the rolling away of everything
that can be shaken.
said to Jeremiah, this day, I have made you a prophet over nations…the
jurisdictional matron authority of a prophet in most cases, especially, a
seasoned, well-matured prophet reaches far beyond his or her place of
prophet based on one end of the continent can speak authoritatively, of course,
according to the directives, guidance and wisdom of the Spirit into another
city or nation. This is often carried according to the prophetic seasons and
initiatives of the Father around realms and continents. We saw Samuel,
Jeremiah, and many of whom we call minor prophets, operated in the apostolic,
governmental grace over nations. The
seven churches in the book of Revelation were all positioned prophetic across
Asia minor to spiritually influence the realms as we shall later examine
regarding the church of Thyatira.
governmental authority of prophets always creates a deep panic in the camp of
the enemy, and therefore, the assigned, principalities, powers, and wicked spirits,
over such realms gets agitated and therefore, tries to shut down or frustrate
the influence of the prophetic voice within such regions.
Spirit and operation of Jezebel are primarily assigned as a corrupt,
illegitimate, governmental spirit assigned to attack and frighten the prophets,
and their prophetic position and authority over cities and nations. The enemy is quite aware that if they can
stop or frustrate the operational initiatives and assignment of the prophet
over any community, city or region, such a region is already captured, it’s
only a matter of time.
and the fight for the Soul of America
cities, nations, and regions carry or wear certain unique character or
personality traits that heaven identifies, relates to, and engage in judgement
accordingly to such persons. It is critically important that the Saints,
particularly, those called and grace with the spirit of intercession to
identify the image and personality each city or nation wear, so that when they
are praying, they can address such personality.
city or nation in the Bible can be related to in particular name character.
Some cities, however, exhibit more than one character just as ordinary humans
can have more than one name or character expression. Most times in the
scriptures, the Lord addresses, cities by their predominant character
personality. In other words, the name of Israel can be exhibiting the character
of Sodom, therefore, when the Lord is addressing Israel in a context of a
certain issue, he will rather address Israel in the appropriate name that
captures the spirit he is addressing amongst is people.
nation has got a soul that allows certain inflow or outflows of values,
beliefs, and philosophy. This is one of the reasons we are called to war for
the soul of cities and nation. To effectively address the predominant spirit
over an atmosphere, you need to identify the spiritual personality, such city
or nation is operating, and in most cases, not always, such spirit can be found
within the character framework of the founding fathers of such society.
character trait that defines the image-soul of the nation is then passed down
the ages through those thoroughly vetted and initiated into key leadership
positions of such society. This is one of the reasons why we need to understand
that there’s another election behind the so-called democratic election citizens
votes are important, but not as important as the vote of those who are
following the agenda and narrative of what has been covenanted by the dedication
of what such city or nation should maintain.
An alliance is formed on behalf of cities and nations through certain
foreknowledge agreements that are sealed by blood, and this is where compromise
is reached regarding how such cities or nations should express themselves in
all manners of policies and values.
have said, my main objective in is article is to unmask the subtle, but a
powerful operational spirit of Jezebel within the current global affairs which
is unfortunately now shaping the narrative of most political debates and
discussions as the battle for the position of power in the new world order
reality is, the sociocultural ideologies of societies, including many, who
today claimed to be Christ-followers unfortunately has almost been eroded by
this wicked spirit of Jezebel to the degree that if what you think and say
don’t fit into the narrative of political correctness, then you’re labelled as
the enemy of God or enemy of the state.
powerful Satanic system has almost capture, crippled, and redefine the
identity, culture, and authority given by God to men to be responsible in presenting
themselves, families and communities at large before the Lord as kingdom
priests. As we shall later study, we
will highlight the main purpose of the spirit of Jezebel which is to mainly to
emasculate, frustrate, and neutralize the identity and authority of manhood
within society, and that is the current agenda across most countries in the
name of democracy but in particular, in Europe and America.
the institutionalized power of governance
are today seeing one of the greatest, satanic assault against the church and
the lives of ordinary Americans. There are various ancient, demonic stronghold
with being awaken today with the objective to disrupt, capture, and change the
very prophetic identity of the people of America and the rest of the world as
the Jezebel spirit leads this campaign.
assault should be worrisome to all awakened sons of God, particularly, those
with an advanced intercessory, leadership spirits, and elders within the order
of the fivefold ministry. America is a strategic nation that plays a role in
shaping the cultural and socioeconomic status of many continents. Whatever is
birth, established and accepted within the context of the America society, it’s
only a matter of times before such in adopted. The influence of America,
globally, is a two-way stream; it all depends on the school of thought or
agenda that is sought to be promoted from the political leadership class.
political party is an ideology that seeks to promote an ideological belief.
these beliefs are systematically integrated into the political process that
shapes and forms the policies that inform society. Therefore, we need to adjust
our understanding and narratives about economic struggle. Behind the agenda of
fighting for equality and prosperity, there are invisible key players that seek
to manipulate the outcome of things. [Rev 18:} speaks about global trade and
whom the world trades with.
is not just about goods and services; the heart of global trade is about the
influence of lives, territories and mineral resource, and no doubt America is a
key player in this global trade as we can with the current trade war between
the two parties biggest economy-China and America.
nation of America has never been so divisive on almost everything, and there’s
a reason for this. The election of Donald Trump as the president of America was
a game-changer. His appointment was a statement that will shake the very
foundation of certain narrative that seeks to utter and change the prophetic
program of God not only for America but for the world at large.
war between the nation of America and China is far beyond the idea of goods and
service; the is about the control of power, and it’s important we have precise
prophetic insight into what is going on. We have always taken the stand that
God has a definite, prophetic program for each nation. No nation exists by
their own effort or plan; God has set nations and regions where they are for
his prophetic mandate. Just like Egypt, Mali empire, Rome, and Greece to
mention a few, were a powerful trade route in the early century, United
Kingdom, America, China and Russia are today, some of the most powerful economies,
and this is translated to global influence or power.
is currently being invaded by the spirit of Jezebel, and it’s critical for us
to study what’s going on as we reexamine the word of God in finding the
prophetic weapon to paralyze this spirit. What makes this study important is
the fact that Jezebel operate under a false, illegitimate authority. Therefore,
it is highly important we understand what leadership and spiritual authority
mean, and how it’s designed to function, so we are not captured by false spirit
in the name of leadership influence.
this point, I’ll like to highlight some concerns I believe needs to be
addressed in the context of the revelation of the spirit of Jezebel in relating
to what is today known as political correctness, which is my strongest point
has almost crippled the leadership authority ordained to guide and protect
families and individuals from the assault of the forces of darkness.
of the things that have become almost the trademark of the current political
landscape of the European society and of cause, the larger American political
narrative is the subjects on the accuracy of truth definition and other concepts
around moral values, issues relating to biblical position of sociocultural and
institutional development. These important fabrics of strong, family and
institutional structures are almost no longer accepted, nor is room given to
teach and debate on these subjects due to what is now known as gender
we are increasingly seeing certain important subject that speaks to the issue
of moral correctness, faith, identity, the natural definition and
characteristics of the male species, and the concept of womanhood from a sound,
biblical perspective are today seen as unaccepted In the promotion of the idea
of progressive beliefs.
push for humanist value has almost eroded the right order of human existence
and this is being promoted by the ideology of the new world order global
narrative. Therefore, the idea of gender-sensitive has become a weapon the
powers of darkness are today using to short down the voice of truth that needs
to be had regarding the current distortion of the identity and structure of
human values within society.
many within the Church are almost crippled to speak out regarding certain laws
and institutional practices that are contrary to their faith and believe due to
the fear of powerful political backlash against their organization, this is
totally unaccepted. Issues that deals with order, leadership and correctness
regarding homes, family, marriage, manhood, and womanhood are all today left untouched.
children are becoming more and more confused and dysfunctional without the
right leadership identity and authority to bring nurturing, correction,
direction, and affirmation to them because the authority of father has almost
been stripped from them through the Satanic influence of the spirit of Jezebel
controlling the state powers.
promotion of feminist power is destroying the very structure and order of
family and societal values, and this is presenting feeding into how many now
view the principle of God’s word. Many are now interpreting the word of God
with the humanist and feminist lens view and this totally unaccepted.
perversion of sexuality and the right order of identity, which speaks into who
we are as the male man or a female, are almost now known existence. The moment
you begin to deal with subject that points to certain wrong values connected to
the female entity, suddenly it becomes an issue of the lack of gender
spiritual leaders are increasingly become frustrated due to the fact that they
are not able to exercise the spiritual authority God has given to them in
dealing with issues as they should be because they are afraid of not being
politically correct. The idea of political correctness or gender equality is an
idea that was systematically introduced into the political space through a
Satanic agenda to create a false narrative of inequality on issue of gender so
that the feminist agenda can use such a platform to promote the various program
they desire to push to society and the various institutions of society.
truth is, this has been the plan of Satanic agenda in promoting Jezebel
influence as the economic system, empowered by state and global institutions to
silence the voice of truth and to discredit and neutralize the authority of
faith and God’s word in their so-called New Age, progressive society.
this, I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and
the earth was illuminated by his splendour. 2With a mighty voice he shouted: “‘Fallen!
Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ a She has become a dwelling for demons and a
haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for
every unclean and detestable animal. 3 For all the nations have drunk the
maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery
with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive
The spirit of Jezebel which today has taken the form of political and economic authority and has infiltrated almost every arm of government institutions and sociocultural view.
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.
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.
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.