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.

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MANAGING YOUR SIGHT AND FAITH

 

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MANAGING YOUR SIGHT AND FAITH

A Christian refresher

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 

1 Corinthians 12:11-13

Now these things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. So, the one who thinks he is standing firm should be careful not to fall. No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it.

 

Correct [vision] perception, and the proper management, or maintenance of our faith in the Lord does not only build a sound spiritual life, but also accelerate the Lord’s prophetic intension and dealings in an individual, or within the development of a kingdom, corporate community.

In our movement towards the day of [maturity] perfection and manifestation, it is becoming more glaring that maintaining a well-defined, and focused biblical, philosophy of prophetic sight and faith as part of our core spiritual components will greatly enrich and enhance our journey.  I regard these two, vision and faith, in my opinion, as twin value standards, designed by The Lord to work hand in hand in the reformation of our spiritual DNA unto that order of the ascended life in Christ.

Integrating this truth within the ongoing formation of kingdom culture, lays the precise footing, strong enough to build that divine Ark, ordained to transport us to the mountain of the Lord, even through the ongoing flood of destruction sweeping across cities and nations of the earth. Constructing a solid, broad-based spiritual structure with the capacity to house all of the Father’s prophetic intensions and purposes within the spirit-man requires a holistic paradigm of what Kingdom faith means and represent.

 You will agree with me that the moment The Lord summons or enlist an individual in the process of transition and restoration, there is first an aggressive process towards the correction of sight and the operational faith philosophy of such a person.

 The reason for this first position of call is clear in the scripture; the correction, or would I say, the right perception of vision and faith lays the foundation for any form of relationship, interaction, engagement or transaction in spiritual matters.

If this is the case, then it is important we reclaim the true definition of [sight] vision and faith so that we don’t make the mistake of building on the general assumed definition that is prevalent in most Christian community today. Like any other gift or grace (special resource or capacity) given to enhance our kingdom culture, vision and faith are not exempted from perversion and their extreme misappropriation.

 The moment spiritual gifts or values are reduced to the mere gaining of perishable material objects, they become abused and corrupted. I do understand why this is so; blindness to man’s corruption and his complex inner deficiency has been a key player in preventing him from precisely seeing the core objective for spiritual gift. Let him who think he stand take hid least he falls.

This is the time to test the footing and philosophy of our sight and faith again if it still aligns to the very divine will and standard of the father. These words may sound elementary to some of us, but they are the very foundation on which the framework of our spiritual structure is built on.

ESSENTIALS TO MAINTAINING A STRONG FAITH WORK AND LIFE’S OBJECTIVE IN 2017

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ESSENTIALS TO MAINTAINING A STRONG

FAITH WORK AND LIFE’S OBJECTIVE IN 2017

Wisdom builds her house series.

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

Conclusion

Here are the rest essentials we need to either remind ourselves or build within the spiritual template of our being as we move further in fulfilling our various missions and life objectives. These are not exhaustive in themselves, however, but they give us some of the guidelines into the foundation that keeps our focus and objective in harmony with the character consistency for a successful developmental journey.

Here’s our foundational scripture again.

 

Luke 14:

28“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

29For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.

Highlighted points to consider:

  1. Desire and pursue to be a person of integrity. Learn to practice keeping your words and promise. Never promise what you will not keep. Always stand by your promise even to your own hurt. Let your yes be yes, and your no be no. The lack of integrity devalues you and your relationship with people, even if you’re a person of great wisdom and revelation. If I cannot trust your promise, you have no voice or message to offer.
  1. Daily make it a conscious priority to practice killing the spirit of covetousness, and the manipulation of others to force them to do things for you, for this is witchcraft in operation.
  1. Be quick to repent of a known, revealed sin, and daily ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any hidden sin in your life so there’s no hindrance between you and your Heavenly Father.
  1. Practice blessing people around you with good, motivational, encouraging words even in days you may not feel like doing it. Remember, goodness is not the act of feeling. It is the attitude of love and care. Beyond this, seek to bless others with financial or material substance, especially if you live in an environment where such practice is uncommon. Gain full mastery over the spirit of materialism and mammon, even as you learn to value money by investing it into things and people that adds value to your work with the father.
  1. Daily long to pray for your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, spiritual leaders, and the ministry community you belong. Pray for those in political and business leadership, pray for your nation, and other regions of the globe. Develop the love for the ministry of governmental intercession.
  1. Make it your priority to quickly ask or receive forgiveness from others.
  1. Make it your choice and practice to know and develop in the practice of obeying the will of the father for your life. Trust the lord to give you a clear prophetic insight into his agenda for your life, family, ministry, and even for your nation and generation.
  1. Seek to improve yourself in the core areas of your vision assignment. Don’t give in to procrastination or the fear of insecurity. Be the best in your field of business or Career. Be a true kingdom professional representative wherever you are placed or called to function.
  1. Be creative and prompt with time. People usually rate and value you by how you spend your time.
  1. Seek to be a person of insight, wisdom, and rich understanding not just on the issues of time and season, but also in the way you interact with people of other culture or nationality.
  1. Make it your practice to stay away from people, places and things that may stir your soul to be lustful and carnal.
  1. Always create an atmosphere that is conducive for you to hear the voice of God, and freely move in the direction of the Spirit. Vigorously pursue the development of the spirit of discernment all the time. Remember, everyone you meet daily are first spiritual being. Therefore, learn to relate and respond to them as one.
  1. Be in charge of your (money) income regardless of how small or big it may be. Don’t let trend, fashion, the media, and your insecurity determine how you spend your money and other resources. Learn to streamline your income to areas that can add value to your life. invest in assets and not in liability.
  1. Seek to improve your value in the relationship the father has given to you. Look for ways to add value to people in your life. Don’t use people. Rather invest in their grace, gift, and skill so that they can reach their full potential.
  1. We all are called into some form of leadership responsibility. As I will regularly say that leadership is first a spiritual state before we recognize its responsibility. You need to continually build your leadership grace, insight, and skill through the various avenues the father has planned for you daily.

 

ESSENTIALS TO MAINTAINING A STRONG FAITH WORK AND LIFE’S OBJECTIVE IN 2017

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ESSENTIALS TO MAINTAINING A STRONG
FAITH WORK AND LIFE’S OBJECTIVE IN 2017
PART 2
Wisdom builds her house series.
  By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
A brief recap of the introduction
There are commonalities of grace, wisdom and understanding we all share as kingdom regents that must be maintained as basic priorities that keeps us in perspective of our sheer spiritual identity, culture, and heritage within the broader scope of our spiritual migration and perfection, which I strongly feel should be highlighted and rehearsed again as we press further in this new day call 2017.
Luke 14
28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,
30 saying, ‘This man began to build, and was not able to finish
These essentials we all must pursue if we must go on with the Lord and be part of the spiritual house the father is constructing for the ultimate representation of his prophetic program in this season. Some of these points may appear, or sound very elementary. Yet, many of us have either forgotten them or don’t regularly exercise them.
The aim of these highlight therefore is to awaken our remembrance and passionately stir our desire again toward their fulfillment even as the day of the Lord presses in on us.
 
Philippians 3
12. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
 13. Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before,
 14. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
As the apostle, Paul engaged with the Philippian church brethren to keep them focused on maintaining a sound, steady, spiritual momentum, he admonishes them on several highly important, spiritual value system that will keep their eyes single on the journey of life.
However, verse 12-14 of Philippians 3 seem to summarize the central theme his message, more so, as they face unending assault and persecution from the political, religious system of their day.   There’s no question that today’s 21st century church will also need to walk in the newness of this spiritual truth as we daily rehearse the powerful value principles locked within it.
It is so easy to come to that point of relaxation and familiarity, where we either assumed we have outgrown some of the spiritual exercises, required to maintain a sound, healthy spiritual life, or we just feel we no longer have the conducive time or space to regularly practice these essentials. While some believe that the church is now in some kind of deep, ascended, revelatory, a spiritual mystery era that has outgrown these basics they now call old school, Pentecostal teachings.
 I guess it’s just immaturity and presumptuous, to get into such conclusion since there’s no scriptural reference to this mistaken assertion. We need to be a balanced student of God’s word in order to be able to precisely divide the word of God.
When you thoroughly examine some of the spiritual content and context of those who are supposedly carriers of present day apostolic reformation teaching, you will, unfortunately, see the shallowness, or even, the emptiness of their message.
A message is not the semantics, or of the trendy phraseology being used. A biblically sound apostolic message is one that carries the eternal heartbeat content of the father, being declared in a relevant manner that awakens, development and transit the body of Christ to that next reality of heaven’s desire.  
One of the things the Lord has graced me through the years is a deep burden to see the body at all levels grow and mature to such a level that we all can interact with each other’s spiritual state in a manner that assist us to minister to the society.
Therefore, I have learnt to discern and understand my audience, and to also be able interface with the various dimensional flows of the Spirit without necessarily deemphasizing or over emphasizing one aspect of spiritual truth to the other. Seeking to minister through the grace of balancing biblical truth and perspective is one of my aims in walking with the Lord.
Paul reminded the brethren, that not as though he himself has reached that zenith of spiritual perfection, but one thing, he has learned, that has consistently kept him in perfect view of eternity is not to recall the memories of the past in a negative form, or prideful, assumptions manner of some attained greatness.
Instead, he seeks to daily pursue the very intention of his calling in Christ, in order to understand and fulfill his mission as he presses through the agonizing trials, temptations, and the attacks of the enemy that may seasonally come his way.   Friends, the days ahead of the church demands that we not only strive to remember these admonitions of the apostle Paul, but equally determine to consistently practice them until they become our second nature.
As Paul sighted his devotional lifestyle, attitude to the brethren, we too must learn to [force through] press through certain challenges, people and events, the enemy may utilize in trying to derail or even stop our spiritual advancement. Many are familiar with this particular scripture to the point that they’ve almost lost its value content.
 As I have mentioned in my previous post that there are several initiatives, many of us are going to embark on this year that are required for our life’s sustainability even in the marketplace. Notwithstanding, the points I am highlighting through this note are what I call the essentials to move on with the Lord in our spiritual journey.
These highlighted points are necessities regardless of our calling or business focus. As humans, we all face difficult times.   There are past issues and circumstance that tends to build within our minds regrets, doubt, fear, and uncertainties with regard to our future. Nevertheless, the future is not a place or event.
The future is a person-the person of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Moving into the reality of our spiritual development is a call to a daily watering of our desire and passion to maintain a lifestyle of purity, love and passion for Christ and his kingdom agenda regardless of where we are serving in Babylon. This is the concept the life of Nehemiah reflects in Babylon.
While it seems, he was in a place of comfort in captivity, his heart is forever connected to the broken, fracture and dysfunctional state of his homeland. While serving the king, his heart is burdened with a more important matter to his father and ancestors. What a life he leads!
Some of us have become too busy and preoccupied as chamberlains in the palace of the king of Babylon to the degree that we have completely forgotten that we are in captivity, and must keep the burden of Jerusalem alive in our hearts so we don’t get assimilated by the powerful foreign identity and culture of Babylon.
If Jerusalem is not in view, through your penthouse house window, it’s only a matter of time before your identity and name will be lost in the genealogy and chronicles of counted, authentic kingdom priesthood. Therefore, these key points we I have highlighted must daily, or regularly practice to maintaining a fervent, precise and refreshed spiritual journey into the mountain of the Lord.
So, lets continue to examine these points.
6. You must develop a continuous hunger and passion for the person of the Holy Spirit since he is as equally God, as the person of the Son, or the Father.
This truth must become a personal, continual, progressive revelation to you, regardless of your spiritual status. We are all living in the [day] era of the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
7. There are dimensions past Pentecostal or charismatic move, or even the current apostolic reformation initiative has come to understand in the context of the mysterious nature and ministry of the Holy Spirit, and we need to open ourselves completely to what the Lord is saying today with regards to the ministry of the Spirit as he assists us to navigate the days ahead of us.
8. There’s no revealing of Jesus Christ, the pattern Son without the reality of the Holy Spirit working in and through our lives. Without him your revelation and spirituality is all futile.
to be continued…
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Essentials to building a strong faith work and life’s objective in 2017

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Wisdom builds her house series.
By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
Part one
Luke 14:
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
In the next few days, I will be sharing some basic, essential spiritual values I believe should help give direction and bring perspective to our starting point in whatever the Lord may have in store for us in the days ahead.
The scripture in Luke chapter 14:28-30 lays the right focal view and footing into how to approach our faith and the objective of the Lord for his assignment in our lives. If you carefully look at verse 28, it started on the note of supposing one of you want to build a tower. Some scripture used the word desire instead of want. However, the two words connote the same meaning or purpose.
In other words, the project of building a tower, which is symbolic of a position or place of security and defense requires a clear, mid, and long-term planning. The concept of spiritual longevity is highly essential in the beginning and finishing of our God-given objectives for 2017.
Furthermore, a tower is a place of communication, a place of anticipation, preparation, and offense against the oncoming enemy. In our contemporary, 21st century era, it represents a position of power; both economically and politically.
The point I’m trying to emphasize here is that too, just merely desire to want to build a tower and merely estimate the cost will not get you to the place of accomplishment.

Often time, when we look at the word desire or want, we usually limit it to what we want.

However, if we go deeper into the understanding of what sound spirituality entails, we begin to realize that a truly redeemed believer is one whose soul faculty has been totally offered to the Lord on the altar of sacrifice. Meaning that his or her desire, will, emotion, feelings, and longings have been harvested to the Lord.
When the Lord completely takes control over your spiritual being, your soul, which houses the faculty of your desire, will and emotion, cannot but align with the divine regulatory, standard and value of the Spirit.

Therefore, to desire to build a spiritual tower from the point of truth and understanding is a corporation between the spirit and the soul in total agreement with the will of the Father.

I gave this brief illustration to make this point as we further embark on the various projects the Lord may have assigned us.

There are various things, or decision that is highly important for many of us to carry out this new year. And I will truly encourage us to get started as we gather the necessary information, skill, strategy, resources, and capacity.

However, most of those seemingly money-spinning ideas may be irrelevant to some of us because they are not part of our core area of calling, purpose, and assignment in life.

Nevertheless, there are commonalities we all share as kingdom regents that must be maintained as basic priorities that keep us in view of our sheer spiritual identity, the culture within the broader scope of our spiritual migration, which I strongly feel I should highlight in this twilight of the year 2017.

These essentials we all must pursue if we must go on with the Lord and be part of the spiritual house the father is constructing for the ultimate representation of his prophetic program in this season.

Some of these points may appear or sound very elementary. Yet, many of us have either forgotten them or don’t regularly exercise them.

The aim of this highlight, therefore, is to awaken our remembrance and stir our desire again toward their fulfillment.
1. You must seek to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind.
2. You must Vigorously pursue righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit
3. You must daily gather the wood of fresh fire on the altar of prayer, worship, praise, and thanksgiving.
4. Loving your family, neighbor, and colleagues as you love yourself could sometimes turn out to be highly challenging, especially where there’s been a long period of systematic abuse, severe rejection, manipulation, and regular misunderstanding.
5. Nonetheless, our call to love is not a suggestion or some good idea, but a true godly command we all must adhere to if we truly desire to be free from the chain of bondage and go forth to prosper in our life’s journey.
to be continued…

Redefining your new beginning for 2015

REDEFINING YOUR NEW SEASON

New beginning in God are current position governed by the spiritual timing that certain demand and desire of heaven be accomplish in the mortal realm. New beginnings are the position of entering into the next grand reality of the Father’s Requirement as we press into Christ.

REDEFINING YOUR NEW BEGINNING FOR 2015
A word of admonition for the ecclesia in 2015

By Isaiah-Phillips

Our prophetic compass for 2015

I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. 12So give me the hill country that the LORD promised me. You will remember that as scouts we found the descendants of Anak living there in great, walled towns. But if the LORD is with me, I will drive them out of the land, just as the LORD said.” Joshua 14:11-12

The lord through his continuous speaking has brought us to a (now) new moment in his demand for our lives. The current external look of things across the globe could spell more confusion and destruction, and certainly, we are going to witness more of that across cities.

The word of God already for warns us that has humanity gets closer towards the end of all things, we are going to witness an increase in earth Groaning’s, birth pangs and an unprecedented darkness and destruction across nations. But the Father also promised to keep his own from the hour of destruction. As we know, fear and confusion is one of Satan’s greatest weapons, and he uses them effectively to stop those who are yet to have a personal encounter with the Lord.

The further you and I press into that place call the secret place of the most high, the more we find security in Christ. Our security is certainly not in a place, but in the person of Christ. It is certainly clear that there is no secure place on the earth. Places we use to think are secure for holiday have today become the very prime target of the enemy. We need to learn to develop an atmosphere that builds a sense of safety and security within Christ.

Overcoming the spirit of fear

Therefore, the disasters, famines and mass killings of our time really should not be what define our response to life. We should not allow fear to stop or cripple our destiny from becoming a true reality. Our pursuit should rather be driven in pure faith and the wisdom of the Father’s prophetic desire and demand for our family, community, city, and this generation becomes a true reality, even if it demands that we go through the valley of the shadow of death.

We should never be afraid, for God has not given to us the spirit of fear. Rather, we should be that generation of saints, who are spiritually positioned, motivated, energized and competent enough in building the ark of the Lord’s pleasure and safety for a company of those who will listen to the voice of redemption.

Anyone who is properly disciple of the Lord in this season of great darkness, and are in tune to the frequency of heavens broadcast will certainly agree that we are in one of the most exciting seasons since the birth of creation. The density of the speakings of Heaven is upon your life, family, and community. You should not be discouraged or stopped by the lustful desire of the flesh, nor by the mass killings are we witnessing across cities and regions of the earth.

For the Lord, has not given to us the spirit of fear, but of love and power, and soundness of mind to know how to precisely listen and respond to the complex issues around us. This period is defined by a much paradox that we must understand. We cannot afford to only see one side of an event without insight to what is happening on the other side. The nature of the cherubim with multiple eyes and the ability to fly in all directions at the same time must be precisely built within our spirit man. We shall carefully consider this concept of understanding in our subsequent article.

Suffice to say, when the Lord begins to talk about a new beginning, it is crucial we understand that he is not necessarily referring to the starting afresh of something, even though that may be necessary in some cases. A new beginning with God is current position governed by the spiritual timing that certain demand and desire of heaven accomplished in the mortal realm. New beginnings are the position of entering the next grand reality of the Father’s Requirement as we press into Christ.

It could be to unfold afresh what he said to us at his invitation to journey with him. New beginning is ‘the adding of flesh to the current adjusted born structure coming alive within us, like we see depicted in the vision of prophet Ezekiel at the valley filled with dry born.

Furthermore, it could be a position of kick starting an abandoned project like we see in the day of Ezra and Nehemiah. It can also mean the readiness to engage and confront certain lingering issues in our lives, family, or community. It could be a time to put to an end an obsolete religious or humanistic system that has kept the people in bondage for a long period.

New beginning could personally mean a time to finally let go, and allow the ministry of the Holy Spirt to help you deal with that habitual sin that has almost destroyed your life, family, and career. It could also mean a time to forgive so you can be free from every form of resentment and anger. New beginnings are exciting moments to learn to listen and follow the next required demand of the Lord.

Defining our current position

A continuous definition of where we are as the ecclesia either from a personal or corporate position, in my opinion, is extremely crucial to where we are heading. The lord gave us a word last year regarding the marching order of this new day, and I already can see the pathway opening up into this next season. It is certainly clear that the days ahead will require a new updated understanding regarding some of the basic kingdom principles and models learned in our initial introduction to this third day reformation in the early 90s.

I sense that the Lord is opening a new portal to the revelation knowledge of him being the Lord of Host and the mighty warrior. The Lord revealed himself differently at various seasons of his dealings in the lives of the patriarchs. Those revelations became the weapon and the new marching order for the patriarchs. To successfully step into the next required location, we certainly need to know how he is currently revealing himself to us and this generation.

The Lord has not stopped revealing or speaking regarding his prophetic activity and agenda for your life, family, and generation. If we incline our ears and open our heart in the purity of his voice will shall hear and know his prophetic direction.
However, for us to adequately walk in the newness of his current reality, we must adjust our current imperfect understanding of Christ and the false sense of achievement we have built. I will be speaking more about the concept of the garment the Lord will have us where in terms of what we are being called to.

But allow me to pass this message to you, especially if you find yourself struggling, worried and afraid to step into what the Lord is requiring from you in this season. Fixing your eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ is the most effective antidote in dealing with fear, discouragement and disappointments, and other forms of uncertainties you may have to face on this journey pathway.

Many, including church leaders today is deeply troubled and pressured about many complex subjects they seem not to have the answer and direction for guidance, particularly in the lifetimes of their followers. It seems the heaven’s voice is shut down on them. Well, the Lord is speaking to us about new beginnings, and I am sure the word of the Lord can give us insight regarding what to do about where we are now if we have what is known as the hearing ears and the seeing eye.

Christ, the measure of our achievement

The summary of our purpose in life and ministry is not really about what we’ve been able to achieve for God, but who we are becoming in Christ Jesus. Fixing your eye on the lord is the most important thing you can do in this now season. The enemy is using various issues happening around our lives in trying to block, intimidate and frustrate our love, faith, and hope in God’s prophetic program. Falling in love with the word of God afresh, and cultivating the attitude of meditation on the scriptures you read is a powerful spiritual tool.

Positioning your heart in prayer and fasting will certainly enhance your spiritual vision and understanding. Once the enemy can succeed in distracting us from the place of the word, prayer and meditation, our heart become vulnerable to the attack of darkness.

The Lord is speaking regarding those areas we desire to hear him, but we must be precisely located and positioned where we can hear his voice without distortion. We need to remind ourselves that the Lord is speaking loud and clear in the seemingly confusing issues around, and we have to develop the discipline to be still, listen and accurately respond to the voice. Whatever we’ve been called to build on the earth in terms of family or ministry should be measured up to the very quality life and standard of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our success as followers of the lamb is not to be assessed by the magnitude of what we have achieved, as important as this maybe before the Lord. It is my firm believes that true and lasting success is a byproduct of a restored and transformed life in Christ. Christ is the completeness and perfection of all things in this life and the one to come. This understanding sets the guideline for our advancement into the next frontier of the Fathers prophetic mandate. New seasons in the Spirit are new emphasis of development and maturity into the person of Christ.

Gaining insight into the new

Therefore, stepping into a new season (the current Approved location of the Lord) demands a deeper spiritual insight into Christ life and his kingdom. Knowledge into the closure of a once approved season, and the opening pathway that led into the next season, in my opinion, is one of the most difficult spiritually learned acts today. Often, when we sense the Lord is putting a closure to what was formally approved and validated by him, we find it highly challenging to immediately make the necessary adjustment to shift and respond to his voice.

The success or failure of the past, and of course, the concern of the unknown new declared season of the Lord tend to keep us crippled in our current situation or position. Moving into God’s ordained plan for your life, family or community should come with an apostolic faith attitude; Meaning that your governing life’s philosophy is not one that is seeking to run and escape from the challenges of life but to confront them with the power of kingdom truth.

An governmental, apostolic response to life issues is the only precise template that guarantees maximum spiritual breakthrough and advancement in the days like ours. This configuration of faith brings to bear the entire necessary tool needed to accomplish your ordained purpose. An attitude of fear and the lack of confidence in what the Lord has spoken has indeed emboldened the enemy to continue to stop many from rising to fulfill their ordained mandate for this generation.

The lord is calling you and I to see what he is doing in this new day, and his desire for us is to leave that seemly comfortable nest of religion and humanistic ideology built within our soul faculty. There is absolutely no way we will be able to step into new dimensions without trading our past achievements for what is ahead.

Our dependence on the energy, resource and relationships given or acquired for the building of what we may now term as a productive and successful assignment is often seen to become the very hindrance and obstacles to the next required demand of the Lord for our lives and ministries. A continuous attitude of undressing the mind from self-dependence, and its rigid old ways of seeing and doing things is one of the ways of embracing lasting change. This attitude opens our spirits to see and accept the current emphasis of our faith development.

Our attitude or heart quality in responding to the newness of the speakings and the demand of the Lord is crucial not just for how we step into the new things of the Lord, but also to the forceful movement of the Lords prophetic activity around our lives and the society.

Breaking away from the old wineskin

Another point worth noticing is, when we finally find the grace and mercy of God to move into his new day, we are found to be attached with issues or things we ought to have left behind. It is highly important to understand that you cannot carry things that have become disapproved before the Lord into his next plan for us.

Sometimes, we are seen to be Rebekah, who has found the favor to become the wife of the man carrying the prophetic promised seed of the nation of Israel seating on a stolen household god of her father. In some other cases, we are found in the same religious position Peter found himself, according to Acts 10.

God was about to use him to pioneer a powerful apostolic movement among the Gentile world, yet, this great apostle of the lamb was found to still be struggling with the old Jewish dietary religious stronghold order. I am sure you can relate to the position of a man like Peter. The three trainings he got from the Lord was certainly not enough to remove the rigid, religious template his life has been accustomed to.

Asking him to do what was once seen an abomination is a true challenge of his faith in the current reality of the demand of the father. But the fact that he was able to hear and recognize who was speaking to him was an advantage, at least, to make the right decision to adjust his position. What is it in your life now that you can point to as a number one hindrance to stepping into what the Lord is requiring? If you can identify it, then you are on your way to a major spiritual breakthrough, but if you cannot, you need to seek the face of the Lord to open your eyes to see it.

We certainly cannot step into a new era with a prideful attachment mentality on the old concept of seeing and doing things. We need for a certain to believe the Lord for an updated grace to see, hear, know, and understand his voice with profound clarity, so we don’t find ourselves standing against what the Lord is calling for in this new day. Indeed, the Lord will not pour his new wine into an old wineskin. This is an ancient principle that is currently being highlighted in the now moment of God. Let’s believe and agree with the father’s grand design as he call’s us into his new beginning.

A journey beyond Easter

A journey beyond Easter,

There is a tendency for us in the Church to turn powerful spiritual realities into mere rituals and ceremonies celebrated yearly. The message of Easter, which is the revelation of the resurrection of our Lord should not be relegated to a day’s event. Rather, we should encourage one another by reminding ourselves daily on the ministry and importance of personal resurrection. resurrection, we should all experience if indeed we are walking in truth and total submission to the voice and ways of the Holy Spirit.

one of several reasons why the church, individual or corporate seem weak today is the fact that the foundational truth in which the Church was founded on are almost nonexistence due to the humanistic ideologies we have ignorantly accepted.

This past Easter should be a prophetic signal, calling you and me not to forget the basis of Christian fundamentals as we press unto kingdom exploit. we remind ourselves that the apostolic ministry of the Church began From the foundation but does not stop there. in the days of building unto perfection, one aspect of kingdom truth should not be neglected or exchanged in place of others. There must be balance, direction and clarity to what the Spirit of the Lord is doing in his Church, which we are in body and experience.

It took apostle Paul about 20years or more after the statement “i die daily” to “I have been crucified with Christ” Please do not allow religion or humanistic ideas to limit your mind regarding the revelational message of resurrection. Easter is not a few days event that start from the lent-season. religious beliefs, which are the traditions of men, nullified the power to experience Christ in the lives of men. the hope of human race depend on the foundation of Christ resurrection,and if you as a believer have not come to terms with this truth, am afraid, you have not begun the journey of Emancipation.

The foot of the cross is where your life and mine begin. How much you know by heart of the power of resurrection will determine what you will experience and display as a christian. For all i care, you may preach prosperity, love, faith and hope and other byproduct messages we feed on today in the church, if you are yet to embrace the ministry of the CROSS, DEATH, BURIAL, RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION you cannot fully enter the reality of Gods GLORY.

We must die daily to experience the full inheritance of a glorified life. Please do not give a listen to those who are going to tell you Christ has done it all, you don’t have to go through the cross. some will even go further to say, you are making the work of grace of no effect. well then, if that argument is true, we should then be seeing the fruits of such ideology in the way we handle issue and the challenges of life. We should by now to have reach the entire world with the gospel of the kingdom.

Kings, presidents, governments and their institutions should be lining up at the gates of our churches and ministries in search of answers and solution for their socioeconomic challenges. that’s what I saw and read in the bible, but that’s not what we are witnessing in generation of todays christians. believers of the 21st century need to be shown the ancient pathway to kingdom lifestyle. There cannot be a kingdom lifestyle without the embracing the life of the cross.

Indeed, Christ had paid the price once and for all, however, he told us to daily carry out cross and follow him. Well, what is the purpose of the Cross? The cross if the place where you die. . It is common sense that if there is a cross, there must be death, burial, resurrection and ascension in our spiritual experience.

All believers in Christ are found in one level of these process. whare are you?
. Our journey has face and a direction to the city of God.