DEPARTURE OF SPIRITUAL ELDER LIKE REINHARD BONNKE?
By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
What is the meaning or spiritual implication when a spiritual (gift) personality like Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, who literally shifts the spiritual realm of an entire continent, exits the earth? What does it mean for a man who expresses humility to the core, but carries an awesome governmental authority that many of the high and mighty in the elites of ecclesiastical leadership listens to his voice? What does the departure of this kind of spiritual representative mean to the Body of Christ? These and many more critical questions, we should be asking ourselves as spiritually minded individuals and the corporate body of Christ, if indeed, we are moving towards the ultimate maturity and the finishing of all things.
More so, we’ve prophetically entered a more accelerated realm of the nearness and the impact of the kingdom of God upon the earth; many of the things happening now carries a high-level prophetic frequency and implication that we cannot afford to ignore or trivialize.
We live in a time where it has almost become the norm to trivialize spiritual things, particularly when what is seen seem not to make sense through carnal, human understanding. Appreciation and honor are no longer defined by a deep sense of prophetic insight but through the visual lens of material possession or sensual appraisal.
The concept of engaging values by spiritual knowledge, wisdom and revelational understanding has almost become a thing of the past, especially when almost everyone now claims both intellectual and [spiritual] psychological sigh as long as they have the pulpit and altar of social media to voice the opinion or objection about any spiritual matter.
In our overt quest for information and unending knowledge, we’ve managed to raise a generation that is highly informed, but also shallow and opinionists in its expression. Many have mistaken acquired information and psychological awareness for the inflow and impartation of the Spirit of knowledge, counsel, wisdom, and understanding, which comes with the fear of God.
The relationship between Elisha and tutorship under Elijah took Elisha beyond the realm of mere awareness. When the Sons of the prophet said to Elisha, did you know that the Lord is about to take your master from the earth today? Elisha replied, yes, I know, but hold your peace.
The apprentice [Sons] prophets all know that Elijah was to be taken to heaven, but they did not understand the prophetic implication of what they knew. Yet, for the first time that Elisha was also very much aware of the departure of his master, but he will not allow such knowledge to distract him from the bigger picture of his prophetic assignment.
The implication of allowing one to be submerged in the quest of seeking to know [information] without the formation of Christ in us as brought about a disease of spiritual blindness and the inability to discern movements, seasons, and divine directive. Wisdom is when we can carefully marry the vast realm of information power, we are exposed to with the virtue of humility that comes via the school of obedience in wisdom. To pursue the narrative of the 21st century of boundless information is to expose ourselves to falsehood, shallowness, and the seduction of the wisdom of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Tracking the prophetic implication of a man of such spiritual caliber like Reinhard Bonnke is highly necessary to see what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the Church, notably when he departed on the 7th day of the month of December. Without flogging the idea of numerology, I believe his departure, on the seventh of the last month of the year, speaks to us of several things that allow us to shift our perfective as the Church.
Furthermore, there are other prophetic shifts, directions, and implications we should consider and be keenly aware of; least we underestimate his departure as just another death that happens in the Body of Christ. The passing away of such carrier of grace, wisdom, and anointing in the redemptive, prophetic program of the Father in creation is never to be taken for granted or be just another incident of old Age death.
The passing away of God’s prophetic vanguards in a generation means several things, including the closure of a prophetic season and the opening of another. The passing of the type of ministry leadership grace and voice should be highly noted. Elijah and Elisha are two different personalities with unique grace, but we see Elisha receiving a double portion of the anointing upon the life of Elisha.
The anointing is God’s prophetic voice that allows certain things to be done on behalf of the kingdom of God, especially in the objective of redemption. There are certain individuals the Lord had developed and matured in the spiritual ranking to the degree that they have been entrusted with a specific position of influence as Eldership and governmental authority at the gates of nations and continents.
Such an individual has is not just limited to how we conventionally see their gifts; these individuals have become a prince over global affairs as we see them in the book of Daniel. They’ve been shifted and positioned in the realm of spiritual administration in order to advance and execute the judgment of God in the earth. The problem of generalization of grace, gifts, and ministry office due to the abuse of charisma and leadership position has aggravated our spiritual blindness and the lack of honor in the Body of Christ.
As we begin to exit the day of Saul’s type of leadership towards the restoration of the tabernacle of David, one of the things we must learn fast is the ministry of sighting and honoring faithful Elders at the gates. The scripture speaks about 24 Elders that surround the throne of the Father and not 24 gifts.
When our gift matures into the realm of Eldership, we’ve entered into the sphere of governmental authority that can be used to shift times and seasons according to the calendar of heaven, and I firmly believe that Reinhard Bonnke functioned in this capacity even as Evangelist.
There’s no single part of the ascended ministry that is lower and less in quality than another, even though they function in accordance with divine order. Ranking in the ministry gifts is a personal reward of how we respond to the unique dealings of the Father.
The Father is the one who defines our level of obedience to and reward. It is said of our Lord Jesus Christ; this day I have begotten you as a Son. Sonship is the place where we come to in the Spirit of obedience that enhances our gifts to function in a governmental capacity. Meaning, we function in our ascended gift from various levels of spiritual authority.
When we are keenly sighted and knowledgeable and spiritual things, we are open to receive the required training that allows us to receive and function within certain leadership, administrative Spirit that engages the operations of spiritual darkness over realms, cities, and nations.
People like Reinhard Bonnke though functioned as an Evangelist but carried a much mature, governmental influence in the prophetic activity of God in the earth and within the leadership of the Body of Christ. The way the Father used this great servant to awake and further push the prophetic agenda of the Lord of the can only be seen and measured by those who have been spiritually aware.
The inability to acutely reorganize elders and kingdom accessing point [gates of authority] beyond just a functional gift or even office is one of the main weaknesses of the present spiritual knowledge of the many in the Body of Christ, and worst still, amongst professors of the current apostolic initiatives.
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.
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!
Thanks for stopping by to read the concluding article on this subject, I hope it will help to realign your heart to the current emphasis of the Lord, or maybe, reaffirm the things you already know regarding this vital subject.
There are still lots of loose ends regarding our understanding of redemption we need to carefully address, especially in this period, heaven is inviting us to a more ascended, position of governmental authority and representation.
Countless many, as we can see in the word of God and in modern history were defeated by the enemy during their prime days of strength and glory. A very good example of this is that of Rehoboam, Son of King Solomon. The scripture affirms that when Rehoboam’s position as the King of Israel was firmly established with all the fortified cities he had built and the great numbers of armies at his disposal, he and the rest of the people abandoned the laws and ways of God.
It was clear that this king did not understand the principle
of redemption, solidly built on an ongoing, developmental relationships. He thought
he could use God to achieve something grand for himself and the nation with maintaining
a heart of love and commitment to the ways of God. This is the same value system many have
applied towards their relationship and interaction with the things of the
Spirit, and this is the reason why many are struggling to find joy, peace, and righteousness
in their so-called Christian faith.
2 Chronicles 12:1-2
After Rehoboam’s position as king was established and he had become strong, he and all Israel a with him abandoned the law of the Lord. Because they had been unfaithful to the Lord, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam.
For us to effectively present ourselves as accompany of them ready to represent the Father’s prophetic intention for this season, we must close the various gaps of truth, insight, Revelation, and wisdom within the basic philosophy of our spirituality.
Becoming an integrated, spiritual, kingdom entity is a must in our qualification of advancement to the next frontier, and I do believe this is one of the main reasons the Spirit of the Lord is calling our attention to this subject of the salvation of the Soul.
What differentiates David from Saul was where they stand regarding the work with God in leading the people, and how they responded to the voice of God when they were both found wanting. Perfection is never about a sinless life as critically important, we daily press towards a sacred life of consecration, but about how we honestly respond to our sinful acts.
King Saul responded with lies, deceit, and self-glory to the voice of God’s judgment while David responded in repentance, humility, and submission to the judgment of God. These two individuals highlight the configuration of the hearts of those called and anointed by God to carry out an assignment for him. Pride and self-deception are one of the most powerful weapons the enemy has used right from the days of the fall of the first man and his wife in the garden.
To effectively deal with the dysfunctional character, nature
within us, we must be honest, truthful and willing to allow God into every
aspect of our lives. Those who hide behind the term, ‘am a Christian’ without
adhering to the value standard of a Christ-like life are deceiving themselves,
and the enemy loves such individuals.
Apostle Paul, in his
letter to Timothy, who was the resident Elder of the Church of Ephesus,
highlighted this critical point, which is still the main challenge of today’s
Church, which is, the idea that we can replace authenticity with a form. A form
is that which looks like, feels like, sound like, but in fact, it’s fake. This
text speaks of having a form of godliness but denying its power is something
that should seriously concern any true spiritual leader and any serious
follower of Christ.
The form of godliness has almost replaced the authentic,
particularly, amongst spiritual leadership, and this has unfortunately opened
the many lives to the lies of the enemy, particularly in the arena of
spirituality. Many of the messages, teachings, and so-called biblical
initiatives we see being practiced today are nothing but products of forms of
godliness while the power of the gospel of the kingdom is being denied.
This lie has eaten deep into how the majority see and relate
to the salvation’s relationship. There’s a lot of activity to show some sense
of commitment to the ways of God while deep beneath the hearts of this
professed believers this a disconnection. The mismatch in the Church today is a
serious issue of not understanding the nature or function of the operation of
the Soul, which I believe needs to be urgently addressed before it’s too late.
THE COST OF PRESUMPTION
To presume, and generalize knowledge, and the progressive
experience in spiritual subjects is to make one of the greatest errors in the
art of spiritual journey. Spiritual things from biblical perspective are often
not related to formulas. Secondly, when it comes to the issue of Spiritual
maturity, you begin to talk about the reality of kingdom principle and Christ
lifestyle which is alien to what many have come to believe and accept as
Most of the teachings and traditions being practiced in our
Christian gathering and denominations are a clear extension of the refined
Roman-catholic Spirit and Judaism, traditional practice. These two schools of
thoughts are the most influential customs that influence what today known and
called the Christian religion is, and of course, they are not consistent with
what Christ established as his ecclesia.
You must have noticed that this two-main influence, with many others,
carries a form of godliness, but denies the power of right biblical value
A FORMULA OF RELATIONSHIP, WHICH ONE SHALL IT BE?
A formula by design will always give a predicted result as
long as your calculation is defined and precise in relating to your expected
result. However, in spiritual dealings and realities, you can accurately get
all the formulas right and still not arrive at your predictive, expected
outcome. Why? The Father never intends to relate to his body of the earth from
a mentality or perspective of some formulas or laws. Yes, in our early days of the
salvation experience, we might assume that the Father can be related to from a
position of specific formulas.
MY PERSONAL JOURNEY
Example, I could still
remember when I was growing in the Lord, often times when I pray regarding
certain issues of need, I will usually get my prayer answered almost exactly
the way I have requested it. I had somewhat mastered the formula of my approach
to God in terms of what I desire him to do in my life, and to some level, it
seems the Father was playing along in relating to me in terms of this limited,
somewhat religious mind frame I was using to approach him.
I was innocent, naïve, or even ignorant regarding the ways of
the kingdom. Back then, I am not sure if I do understand what salvation truly
means and how to experience the spiritual life within my new relationship with
All I did was an extension of what I see many do around. I
didn’t understand that there’s anything like spiritual development or the right
protocol value of approaching the things of the kingdom. All I understood was
the language of the word of faith; confess it and claim it, and then, a lot of
hype in my praise and prayers; and of course, a passionate sense of worship
without necessarily understanding what I was doing as long as there’s the
result. I was result oriented and not principle and value focus like many
believers back then.
If I can pray the more and worship with more passion, God
will answer my prayers. As you can see, my motive of doing those things was
already predicated on what God can do for me, rather than, doing those things
because I am a son, called and chosen to give glory to my Father who has
already given all things to me.
RITUAL OR SPIRITUALITY?
The unfortunate thing however was, these powerful spiritual principles
of approach back then were taught from a perspective of what I can gain or get
in return for my benefit. Basically, this concept, or idea of spirituality, is
a user-friendly philosophy of spirituality’. Everything is passionately pursuit
if it is going to bring me a blessing, increase, promotion personally, and
prosperity regardless of the alternative Father may have in store for me.
As you can see, the principles were right, but the motives
were utterly wrong. Unfortunately, this is how many are still approaching the
things of God, which is formula based. This is an approach of a slave, orphan
spirit many are still expressing in their spiritual quest. The Father does not desire to deal with any
of his children from this fallen, humanist, religious value. Formula is a deep
reflection of the ministry of the law still operating in our lives.
We are called to journey in the redeemed nature of our Spirit
in a true relationship; a relationship that is born out of trust, faith, and
complete obedience to the ways and life of the kingdom of God.
The term relationship is one of the most abused and
misunderstood words today, both in the body of Christ and generally in society.
And this is a deliberate, strategic plan from the kingdom of darkness to
corrupt, dilute, and desensitize the power and value the word, like many others
within the hearts of men.
WHEN SPIRITUALITY MEANS SOMETHING ELSE
There’s no strategy as powerful as reducing or nullifying the
meaning of something in the public domain until such a thing means something
else from its original meaning of intent. This is one subtle way the enemy has
tried desensitizing our spiritual sight and values, especially in this
contemporary Age. The battle to reduce the meaning of words and discredit the
power of God’s values and philosophy has been ever-increasing warfare in our
We live in a day where truth today is viewed as relative.
People now have the audacity to challenge the truth and value behind every word
spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ. Keeping
the true meaning and intention of words in it’s original, intended, context has
become critical to the objective in maintaining the very essence and value of
The purpose and value of truth are reduced if the words used
in conveying such truth is not clear or understood to be saying what it is
intended for. Therefore, if I say I love you, and you don’t understand the original
meaning and purpose of the word love, you will undoubtedly borrow the general
meaning and value system society uses to measure the value of what I am saying
to you. This is a grave matter that needs those in the apostolic ministry to
clarify, at least this is one of the core objectives of those in the office of
the authentic apostolic governmental ministry.
Words are no more words if they’ve lost their very essence, values, and
RELATIONSHIP, A JOURNEY TO SPIRITUALITY
Therefore, to say that relationship is the very essence of
our spiritual development is a serious statement when we capture the true
essence of the word term relationship from divine meaning and perspective. A relationship is the single thread that ties
the mystery of the Godhead together in that order of perfect unity that makes
them one in three. My point is, there’s more to understand in the very nature
and life of God in relating to relationship than we can comprehend with our
unregenerated frame of thought.
The idea of a religious formula, rituals, and the inscription
of the laws is easily understood from the carnal, humanist frame of thinking,
but God does not live in such a realm. Even when he gave us the law, a type of
formula, was for the objective of schooling us to understand certain
fundamental principles required to build the necessary character values have
been in living in slavery, abusive lifestyle for a long season. It’s more
challenging to manage freedom if one has been in bondage for as long as one can
You need to set specific guidelines and rules in place to
protect those coming into this freedom. Freedom can soon have turned to
self-bondage when the right values and understanding of lifestyle has not been
taught. This is what the Lord did when he gave the children of Israel the
commandment of approaching him and relating to one another in the camp.
The moment we move into the art of living according to his
eternal design, the good, elementary principle of formula and laws no longer
suffices or applies to us because we’ve transited into the lifestyle of the
covenant through the blood of Jesus Christ, for this is the heart of our
calling in kingdom order of relationship.
Back to the point, I was trying to make about the idea of
maturity. I have highlighted all this explanation to make this critical point
that I hope you’ll now be able to appreciate. You cannot presume or jump into
conclusion when it comes to spiritual development and maturity. Therefore, to
assume the fact that you stand shoulder to shoulder with your teacher at
school, or boss at the workplace suddenly makes you equal with them.
Or better still, to
assume the fact that you have the same matured body features and figures with your
parents suddenly make you equally developed as your mother or Father is to
express utter ignorance that can cost you dearly according to the word of God.
Maturity, in particular, spiritual maturity, is not merely
defined by a person’s Age; if your definition of maturity or the respect of
individuals is merely limited to their age gap or material acquisition and
influence in society, then you’ve certainly proven that you lack the knowledge
of basic life principles and the core values that drives human existence.
I see this sense of
disrespect within the body of Christ in the name of spirituality, especially on
social media. If you have ‘knowledge’, such knowledge, regardless of how potent
must function within an atmosphere of humility, honour, wisdom and respect. If
your quest for knowledge exhibit pride and arrogance, you have nullified the
law that makes truth work within your life, and therefore, you will be rejected
from accessing divine things.
The template that gives you the code to access spiritual
Revelation is a template of humility to those who are given the mission of
spiritual apostolic stewardship. Because many have not been taught that
spiritual things operate through the ministry of what could be likened to the
ministry of certain folks within kingdom called gatekeepers, they assume they
can just walk into the presence of the Father to ask for anything in terms of
THE PROTOCOL OF BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITY
Spiritual things work through divine protocol and these protocols
work through specific underpinning value systems that interfaces between heaven
and earth. If you lack the knowledge of the ways of the Spirit, you will be
denied access to the ascended life of God, or the things of his kingdom,
especially in a position or atmosphere where there’s a corporate gathering of
There are people within the body of Christ who are designed
over regions to be portals of revelatory access. These elders at spiritual
gates of nations, cities and communities regulate and carefully administrate
the apostolic construction, or prophetic engagements that generally flows into
regions and atmospheres according to heaven’s divine season.
This is the idea behind the Church and the angle position
within the seven nations in Asia minor according to the book of Revelation.
Those churches are planted to regulate the spiritual, socioeconomic, and
political destiny of their cities for Christ. They are the original governing
leaders of their communities.
[AND ARROWS], TURNED [AND RAN] ON THE DAY OF BATTLE.
by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
Many seemingly mighty and elegant edifice, erected within the minds and around many Christians to behold will be collapsing at this end of days, particularly, from amongst what is presumptively defined as kingdom communities due to their weak, imbalanced spiritual philosophy and understanding.
We shall continue to discover as the new dawn of the days of the Lord falls upon us that that size, weight, and height do not necessarily amount to vision, strength, longevity, capacity, and productivity. The root or foundation we build will ultimately determine how far we go, and how long we shall remain, and this truth has now become a critical focal point as the sound of this present, spiritual advancement begins to lead us to a new frontier.
During one of our recent morning beyond devotional series, I was interested in probing why 22 thousand soldiers, armed for battle were disqualified, having failed the test of their fears and their lack of courage.
I have often used this scripture in Judges 7: 2-3 to reinforce my strong points while I am extrapolating on the subject of kingdom apostolic values and its principles, but it never really dawned on me to view this scripture from a redemptive perspective which is highly critical on the matters of advancing our kingdom mandate in this season.
During this last Easter week celebration, I took the time to do a series of teachings to highlight the importance and meaning of our salvation in Christ, and it’s advisable that we should often revisit this foundational truth even as we go on with the Lord.
The reality is, we cannot exhaust the ascended, revelatory, knowledge infused within the ministry of redemption. If creation is waiting in anticipation for its redemption, the logical reality will be that it’s those who have thoroughly understood the process and working of the various aspects of regeneration within the complex soul-life will be able to effectively and successfully carry out such a complicated task.
The important lesson from these 22 thousand, sandaled soldiers is that It’s so easy to make a declaration that we are taking back the land from the forces of darkness who have invaded our cities and space, it’s a different ballgame to be equipped ready for the warfare of reclaiming our lands.
The bottom line was 22 out of 33 thousand chosen warriors on the way to the battle were sent back home because something that ought to have been part of their default, the footing of readiness as the army of God was not there, hence, they were sent home. What could disqualify you and me in this season of preparedness and enrolment for the battle of the Lord?
I am sure you’ll agree with me that they’ve been times when we’ve assumed a sense of preparedness and readiness for an assignment only for a superior eye to access and scrutinize us, only to fish out of fear, weakness, ignorance, and unpreparedness.
How many times have we been told we are prepared and ready, particularly, from those who we assumed should know better than us; how many times we’ve presumed readiness in terms of receiving the necessary intelligence, training and capacity to engage the complexity of life like becoming a wife, or ready to be a husband and a father?
What about raising children, going into business, taking that position of leadership either in ministry or in some corporate, secular position, only to realize we’ve been disqualified because something regarding our foundational footing and philosophy is not in order?
Redemption does just deal with our initial position of salvation but also addresses the dysfunctional realities within the core structure of our humanity. The ability to identify and accept the various dysfunctional, well-seated, Adamic has fallen believes and characters that have become part of our default operational system of thinking and behaving is a milestone in the journey of redemption.
“The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many men with you for me to hand Midian over to you. Israel might brag and say, ‘We saved ourselves.’ Announce to the troops, ‘Whoever is scared or frightened should leave Mount Gilead and go back home.’ “So 22,000 men went back home, and 10,000 were left”. GOD’S WORD Translation. Judges 7: 2-3
One of the most unfortunate things we can accept as followers and members of the Christian faith is to allow the deception of the enemy to shut change, reduce, downplay, or even confuse the core meaning, purpose, and implications of our redemption. 90% of the challenges we are facing today are due to the lack of insightful knowledge of the implementation and impact of the ministry of redemption.
Moving from a presumptive notion to a more precise understanding will allow us to begin the adjustment process in our orientation to sound biblical concept of redemption. We cannot bring light to humanity if our spiritual ideology is out of synch due to a wrong and imbalance doctrinal knowledge.
The re-civilization of creation, according to the word of God, starts from the precise redemption of creation. Redemption [regeneration] is both the footing and the framework of the value worth of spiritual essence and maturity.
Once the foundation of what we define to be redemption is not in alignment with the divine architectural design principles of progressive spiritual development, whatever we seek to achieve or build, including our family values, or ministry objectives will never arrive at the divine intention of God.
This is a day, a season of spiritual breakthrough for us. We are not leaving any stone on turned; we are not giving the enemy any chance within the space of our lives. We want to enter the realm of spiritual breakthrough without hindrance, and therefore, the Spirit of the Lord has led me to pen down this short prayer of confession. I’ve deliberately generalized the prayers; you can personalize it if you wish. This is a timely prayer of self-deliverance and breakthrough. There’s power in your confession and word declaration. Please, pray these words by faith and total trust in the word of God, and you will see the liberating power of the Holy Spirit manifest in your life.
Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, we, your people, today declare that we are united with you through the eternal blood of your Son who died on the cross to redeem us from the curse of the law. Because of the new life we have through the virtue of our covenant as joint heirs with Christ, we declare that we’ve been free from every form of bondage and Satanic imposition. We renounce every known and unknown allegiance with the spirit of disobedience. We break the bondage of ignorance, wrong affiliation, and demonic presence within our lives and space.
We are sons of obedience; bearers of the eternal light of Christ, and therefore, we refuse every form of Darkness or Satanic, New Age projections over our life, family, ministry, or community. Your words say, for my people, perish for the lack of your knowledge. Father, perhaps, we have been living in ignorance through certain wrong affiliations, decisions and relationships that may have become open doors for the enemy to gain access into our lives and space.
Today, we ask for your forgiveness, and we confess every wrong action, decision, and connection we have that is contrary to your intention for us; we submit to your leadership and authority. We shut the doors we’ve ignorantly open for the wrong spirit to torment and hinder us from the life of liberty you’ve given to us. We bind our soul to the love of Christ; we yield our thoughts and imagination to the will of Christ.
We accept the good plans of the Father for us; we eat of the fruit of the tree of life that produces righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. We receive the love and mercy of God for us. We are partakers of the good life in Christ Jesus. Our confession is that of faith, hope, and love for Christ and his kingdom. We, as your sons and daughters proclaim the liberty of the gospel of Christ that sets free from every Satanic, occultic and demonic influence.
We rise against the spirit of fear, depression, oppression, insecurity, perversion, manipulation, intimidation, control and abuse. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we are free from the lies and deception of the enemy. For he whom the Son sets free is truly free indeed. I declared that I am free from the spirit of religion, wrong ancestral connections, poverty, sickness and diseases.
Today, we renew the covenant of eternal union and oneness we share with Christ. We confess that we are delivered and liberated from every limitation, bondage, doubt, fear, intimidation, insecurity and lack. Father we declare, may your kingdom come into our live and space. May the authority of your kingdom dominion override every authority or dominion we have ignorantly allowed to influence our lives and space. In obedience, we submit to your love and wisdom.
We, therefore, declare and confess the enemy has no foot whole over any area of our life. We are secure in obedience, faith, and total trust in you. We are free from the influence of wrong words, interference, and negative, soulish people in our lives. We are no longer controlled nor prejudiced by the mistakes, misdeeds, and the wrong decisions of our childhood or teenage years
Our minds, thoughts, and imagination today are freed, renewed, transformed and delivered through the spoken words of life. Yes, we are people birth through the incorruptible word of life and not of death; we are free from the curse of the law of sin and death. We have the life of Christ reside in us, and therefore, we have the penetrating, illuminating light of God residing and transforming us from inside out.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, the name that is higher and stronger than all names and authority in the heavens, on earth and beneath, we declare we are stronger than any Satanic and demonic words sent to cripple us from advancing into the new beginning of the Father for us. We take our place in the ministry of divine governance; we proclaim today that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above all powers, principalities, and wicked spirits. We break into a new day of glorious light, favor and abundance blessing. We are bless and not cursed. We are rich and not poor; we are well and not sick.
We proclaim, no weapon formed or fashioned against us will prosper. We condemn every tongue, words, thoughts, idea, imagination and intentions, designed to harm, frustrate or stop us from reaching our destination. We cannot be stopped because the Lord is our strength, shield and defense. We go forth in the name and authority of our Lord Jesus Christ. We reclaim our inheritance in the name of Jesus Christ. In faith, we take possession of what belongs to us and our family, ministry and community. We declare that greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world. We go forth in the spirit of breakthrough to God’s ordained plan for us in this season and beyond….In Jesus name… Amen.