WHY JEZEBEL ATTACKS THE PROPHETIC. Part 5

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Principle of spiritual warfare and kingdom authority over the high places

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

Continuation…

WHY JEZEBEL ATTACKS THE PROPHETIC

As 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.

We 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.

When 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.

The Spirit of Elijah.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Prophetic Perspective

God 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 geographical location.

A 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Jezebel and the fight for the Soul of America

Societies, 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.

Every 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.

Every 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.

This 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 carry out.

Our 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.

As I 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 plays out.

The 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.

This 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.

Jezebel, the institutionalized power of governance

We 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.

This 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.

Every 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.

Trade 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.

The 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.

The 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.

America 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.

At 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.

One 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 sensitivity.

So, 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.

The 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.

Today, 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.

Our 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.

The 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.

The 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 insensitivity.

Many 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.

The 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.

Revelation 18:1-3

After 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 luxuries.”

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.

To be continued…

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UNCOVERING THE ARCHITECTURE OF JEZEBEL OVER THE CHURCH AND THE NATIONS

ARCHITECT OF THE FUTURE SERIES.

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UNMASKING JEZEBEL’S

ARCHITECTURE OVER THE NATIONS

by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 Revelation 2: 18

“To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:

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

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

INTRODUCTION

John 10:10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Galatians 3:

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

Revelation 2:18-23

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

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

Daniels 7:25-26

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

Engaging the reality of the season

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

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

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

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

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

To be continued.

IN SEARCH OF SOUL REDEMPTION. NOTE 2

IN SEARCH OF SOUL REDEMPTION. NOTE 2

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Re-examining the footing of our redemptive,

biblical status.

THE MEN OF EPHRAIM, WELL-EQUIPPED WITH BOWS

[AND ARROWS], TURNED [AND RAN] ON THE DAY OF BATTLE.

Psalm 78:9

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.

 

A PRAYER OF LIBERATION AND DECLARATION

 

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A PRAYER OF LIBERATION AND DECLARATION

OF ANY HIDDEN, SATANIC INTERFERENCE

OR IMPOSITION OVER OUR LIVES.

 

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.

CHRIST, OUR NATURAL HABITAT

 

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CHRIST, OUR NATURAL HABITAT

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL. PART 2

 

 

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BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL. CONCLUSION.

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL

 

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BEING SPIRITUALLY CARNAL.

 

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 

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

 

Part 1

 

Introduction.

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

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

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

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

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

When we buy the lie

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

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

 

Development and knowledge

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

The power of reinforcement

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Unveiling carnality within spirituality.

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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.