WHY JEZEBEL ATTACKS THE PROPHETIC. Part 5

principle of spiritual warfare

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…

THE NEUTRALITY OF GOD’S INTERVENTION

INTERPRETING WITH ADVANCED SIGHT REGARDING GOD’S INTERVENTION OVER THE PRESENT BATTLE OVER THE NATION OF AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE REST OF THE NATIONS.

Several parallels, or do I say paradox is taking place within the nations, particularly, in America, South Africa, Nigeria, as well as the UK but it will take a genuinely advanced, prophetic ( spirit) sight to bring clear prophetic, perspectives and interpretations to these things to the extent that we are not overrun by our views or well ingrained religious and nationalistic or globalist prejudice in our analysis.

13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord e have for his servant?”

Joshua 5:13-14

Only those who have explicit, in-depth knowledge of biblical definition and spiritual perspective regarding  present, global crisis  are able to clearly see things, and correctly separate truth from their own human (views) interpretation and expectations.

When Joshua saw this man standing, he immediately placed a presumption perspective and expectation on the stranger without allowing the man with a draw sword to introduce himself, and this is the unfortunate stand or view many Christians have chosening in  approaching  the many complex issues of life. Sometimes, the place or point where we stand regarding the battle of life can preoccupy and overwhelm our thoughts to the degree that they negatively impact or blur our judgement. 
While standing before a type of a Jericho’s resistance challenge, we should never allow our prophetic perspective of approach to be compromised. Keeping a perspective of balance of judgement in decision without being pushed into a comer of concluding on issues we are get to get divine judgement could cost us. 

We must be cautious that we don’t continue to promote the narrative of God is for us, and he is against them. The perspective of Which side God is regarding certain issues must require well matured, biblical and spiritual insight. Our battle must always be on. The point of principle and value and never on the personality. The rules of engagement regarding the battles of life, especially in this season demands we excercise the finest of redemptive approach to any situation as kingdom regents.  Joshua was taught a good listen that Jehovah is not a politician; God is neither a Republican nor is he a Democrat.

The God of America, as he is likewise the God of the rest of the world is not on the side of our religious or political biases.

He maintains his position of neutrality in his redemption purpose of all human.

It is us that must align our belief, motive, and agendas to his define standard.

For us to precisely see and appreciate the deliverance methodology of the Father for our nation and generation, we have come to the place of circumcision.

The Lord of Host wants to remove the reproach of our nations, including that of the United States of America, but it will not be done on some charismatic, believe or manipulation of intervention.

Hearts must be brought to God in sincere repentance from our blind spots, religious prejudice, our ingrained superior complex attitudes.

Pride must come down, and humility must be exalted and allow to flow like a river starting from the heart of the head of state to the ordinary Jones on the street.

Everyone needs to be circumcised by heart as we approach the battle of Jericho.

This battle will only be won through the power of obedience and the presence of God.

The priest must now take their place as the undress themselves from the spirit of pride and arrogance that kept them blind. It’s time to be redressed to bear the government of the nation upon their shoulders again.

The governing authority that will bring healing to the nation of America, South Africa and the rest of the world will flow from shoulders that have perfected the sacred call of carrying the (ARK) Presence of God.

May the Lord continue to grant us his grace and wisdom to both see and share in his truth with the finest of redemptive spirit, and ascended revelation in this season.

Iron must continue to sharpen iron for us to develop and maintain clearer, biblical, prophetic insight and wisdom in our interpretation!

TOWARDS THE REFORMING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST AND SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP.

 

MISSIONS AND THE CHURCH-18

 

Exposing spiritual pride

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

The bride of Christ is maturing in all dimensions of her faculties. The Spirit of Christ is now being allowed into those realms and positions he had been earlier refused access, and this is highly commendable.

However, the level of continual arrogance and pride manifest through some so-called, privileged access to some apostolic, ascended truth or revelation about the Father and his prophetic, kingdom realities by some brethren amongst us is a thing of great concern that should be addressed even though we’ve been talking about this for years now.

This is a day of light; this penetrating light is shining from a more brighter position of truth and wisdom that speaks to the issues of spiritual pride within us and in the body of Christ across communities.

No one can be close in his or her natural, human work with the Father than the privilege position Lucifer once enjoyed at the presence of the Father until iniquity was found in him.

Doing the things that prevents (lawlessness) iniquity to gain access into our hearts is one of the highest spiritual values and discipline we can attain in our relationship and various ministries.

In my work with God I’ve learned to discover that there’s just a fine line between truth and error; between light and darkness. It’s so easy to miss the primary things of the Spirit while we focus and fixative on secondary matters.

It’s so easy to lose focus and direction while trying to carry out what we believe is the heart of our assignment. Ministry and relationship are two unique, different things that we cannot afford the mistake of separating them or allowing one to overshadow the other.

One of the warnings the Lord echoed to the hearing of Cain was that sin lays at his doorsteps because of his wrong attitude towards his brother, and if he refused to gain mastery over it, it shall enter in and destroy him, and that was what eventually happened.

Ministry and our relationship with divine things are birth through a deep, close work with the Spirit of Christ as we saw manifest in the garden when Adam enjoyed a regular visitation of the Father in a time frame the scripture calls the ‘cool’ of the day.

This work of the Spirit which is both reformative and transformative by nature produces mobility to walk toward the direction of the formation of the Body ministry in a manner that is revealed through one’s testimony of the in-depth work of the cross of Christ.

The deeper we work in the ascended life of Christ produced by the cross, the close and more precise we can see the inner work of Christ in the lives of our brethren who may not be recognized or accepted by the blind multitudes.

Not being able to see or identify with the inner scar of the sacrificial work of the cross in the life of traveler of light with his unperishable bag of kingdom treasure that wax not old, is a clear reflection of such a person’s spiritual blindness and deficiency of apostolic life.

The truth is, What will eventually unite the various parts of the body of Christ on that mountain of confluence will certainly not be the degree of our revelation, or how we’ve been able to authenticate and articulate such revelation. What will begin to unify the broken, fragmented Body of Christ is going to be our ability to manifest before others, the fragrance of the sentence of our spiritual death at each season or junction of our call to migrate to a new spiritual position of life in Christ.

Many have romanced the loadable ministry of the unity of the body but have indeed invested very little or nothing in the divine call to die to their loftiness and sense of spiritual pride and ministry exclusivity.

It is highly essential and required that we are able to clearly articulate the ascended revelation of Christ and his kingdom as part of the reclaiming of our identity and culture as members and followers of the new nation in Christ.

However, our articulation of this identity must align with the in-depth formation of Christ in every sector of our human existence.

The reformation of our humanity is the only channel by which humans both saved, and nonsaved alike can see and appreciate the fruit of Christ and his kingdom lifestyle through us.

Revelation is for your personal reform in the journey while the participation of such revelation is your testimony of the new man you’ve become in Christ which then gives you the courage and boldness, but not in pride to express your authority of revelation to represent Christ to others.

If you keep saying what you’ve not genuinely become through the grace of spiritual process in redemption, you’re not better than a glorified, 21st century Pharisee.

Some I felt we need to consider or reconsider carefully. Pls, share this note to benefit others. Thank you.

REVELATION, PERCEPTION AND ITS INTERPRETATION

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INTRODUCTION

The most elementary, basic definition of the word revelation means to reveal or to unveil. Elohim, from the dawn of time has made the ministry of revelation his primary assignment. Creation itself is the very revelation of the father’s creative character nature.

Due to the deepest, hidden character nature of the father’s existence, he chose to create, formulate and express his own very nature through the creation of the first man in Eden. When he said let us make man in our own image and likeness, that was one of the most powerful and amazing declarations in the word of God that proves the ever-willingness of the father to both show and express his unveiling nature and creative wisdom.

 

It is obvious that Eden was not the genesis of all the creation of the Godhead. Eden however was the beginning of the introduction of another dimension of his character essence through the introduction of man. That which once lived solely in one dimension of eternity can now be seen or even accessed through the creation of man.  The conception of man in the garden of Eden was the beginning of the revelation of another dimension of the glorious, majestic, powerful nature of the father’s sovereignty over all things.

 

Man, was, and is still is the mystery that conceals and unveil some of the deepest secrets of the nature of the Godhead, and it’s for this reason it is said that eternality is (hidden) placed within man. Deep within the spirit of the regenerated man lies one of the most powerful spiritual realities and characteristics of the very essence of God, the creator of all things. Everything about man speaks and breath the very life of his creator. Man, is the seed of God, manifested in fruit of the character essence of his creator. The more man learns his place and substance in his creator, the more he can discover and recover from his fallen position from grace.

 

MY FOCUS

My focus, however, through this short note is not on the nature or purpose of revelation, but on how it is perceived, interpreted and misused in the vast community of saints across the globe today.

My intention is to therefore distinguish between the various understandings that guide and lead us to assume and prematurely conclude on the issue of personal revelation, which is today causing a major problem within the corporate community life of the church.

 

DEFINING REVELATION

Revelation, by nature, deals with issues and events that are both within the confines of time and outside of time. Revelation is designed to bridge two realms and worlds within the life of a redeemed person. Revelation is a sneak-view into the magnificent mystery of the life of Christ that is a living, embodied testament of an unfolding event that is already fulfilled within the characteristic life of the ministry of Christ in eternity.

The ministry of the (that which is revealed) mystery of Christ is the most eminent of all courses of knowledge and uncovering. There can’t be nothing higher or greater of either spiritual, academic or scientific than to possess a pure revelatory knowledge of the ascended Christ in his full glory. Nevertheless, this eternally fulfilled life in Christ must first become a working process of redemption and devotion in time for the union of what is already fulfilled to be completed in us.

 

Revelation is a continual process of an unveiling finished prophetic destiny of humanity and creation, carried out by a remnant generation, worthy to be chosen to participate in the birth and the fulfillment of the mysteries of the father, as seen through the exemplary life of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the son of Mary and Joseph.

 

COMPREHENSION AND REVELATION

 Our understanding and interpretation of revelation must precede beyond the confinement of what may have been suggested to us by various school of thought and opinions, or better still, by what may appear to be the obvious interpretation of the answer needed within our own limited definition and understanding of knowledge, and I am referring to spiritual knowledge.

Since the comprehension of revelation or other forms of spiritual reality is an integral part of spiritual development, then it is assumed that anyone given access into divine reality will vigorously seek the deepest and most precise meaning and interpretation of what has been shown. This was clearly seen through the engagement of most of the prophets in the word of God. A good example is Zachariah, Daniel and John the beloved on the island of Patmos.

The upgrade of our Insight and perception into the character nature of sound, biblical spiritual foundation must then give us the precise footing and framework in both approaching and growing to comprehend with the objective for accurate interpretation of the given revelation. This, of course, must be done within the context of both the scripture and what has been communicated to us through the vehicle of revelation. How well informed in the matters of sound and balanced biblical doctrine and the maturing of the spiritual template of the recipient spirit-man, in relation to the character quality of the Spirit described in the book of Isaiah chapter 11:2 will ultimately determine the degree or intensity of the accuracy of his or her interpretation.

 

A PERSONAL VIEW OF REVELATION

It’s so easy to describe and even paint the image of a view seen from a (elevated) point or dimension without the necessary awareness of higher heights of the same mountain. There’s no doubt that this same view reality defines how most Christians experience and apply their dimensionality (revelatory) insight of a truth received as the yardstick standard in measuring their own growth or worst still, the spiritual level or position of others.  Cast your mind back to the amount of time you’ve been in some sort of argument or quarrel with another believer based on the issue of revelation, or better still, what you believed is the truth that should be emphases. I can confidently state that the major battle taking place today within the body of Christ is that of revelatory acceptance and practice.

 

We struggle and push each other to accept our own side of the story without considering maybe there’s a greater depth to what we’ve received.  We long for people to understand and believe what we are so certain the lord showed and gave to us on the mountain. Many of us have made enemies of our own brothers just for the fact that they cannot understand or receive what we believe to be our momentary truth.  The war over truth is now one of the fiercest battles of all times. Some today, who have taken the position of determining what is truth or not, seems to be lacking in some of the basic character qualities of the fruit of righteousness needed as the template that formulate the nature of the truth they claimed to be representing.

 

In other words, we can claim to have what may be termed as revelation, but yet, not necessarily displaying the necessary transforming lifestyle of the ministry of kingdom truth that judges and holds the basis of our revelation.

 

REVELATION WITHOUT FRUIT

 

Some of the company of what may be recognized as the prophetic apostolic reformation is becoming more of a spiritual elite club that only allows a particular kind of individuals who exclusively believe and accept the doctrine and dogma of such groups. I sometimes wonder what would have become of my own fate and that of millions, if the father had left the benchmark of spiritual growth and attainment to the hand of few ‘spiritual elites’.

 

Spiritual elitism has become a major challenge among many today, who claim to be seeing and representing the new spiritual shift and standard within the apostolic reformation company. There’s absolutely no question that we are during one of the glorious days of the lord, since the advent of the ecclesia over 2000 years ago.  Seasons of refreshing have been witnessed across the globe. Still, a far more glorious day of the lord is now upon us that requires corporate development and mutual understanding of the ministry of ascending truth.

 The church has witnessed some major growth and development since its inception, and we are near to witness again a more powerful movement of the redemptive prophetic program of the father across the world, and all this will take place because someone hungry enough of the things of the Spirit will be given access into a dimension that can shift and impact realities in the natural realm.

When we tap into dimensions that allows us to see what heaven desire to birth and model in the world as a true reflection of the father’s purpose and will, his kingdom becomes even more and more visible in the earth. The increase and flow of the ministry of revelation, particularly that which holds a rich sense of prophetic initiatives and engagement, usually comes with a touch of excitement, mostly where there’s little or no sense of balanced knowledge and wisdom to absorb.

 

MISINTERPRETATION AND REVELATION

More so if the received revelation is immediately associated with prioritizing training, skill, preparation and of course, maturity for precise representation. This wonderful sense of preparation and readiness are in most cases, misjudged due to a misinterpretation of the time or season of the fulfillment of the received revelation, which usually leads to a fictitious sense of expectation.

When revelation is mixed with a sense of preparation, steadiness, consistency in the lifestyle of truth appropriation, this development will eventually bring to bear the ministry of fulfillment. There’s certainly no doubt of the fact that ninety percent of the challenges currently being witnessed in the body of Christ are associated with the issue of revelation. Think of how many times we hide behind the word revelation or ‘God showed or told me’ just to get even with those who hurt us and release a relationship we encounter no longer befits us.

USING REVELATION FOR PERSONAL AGENDA

Since there’s no monopoly to revelation, and there are very few biblical values being taught to help us accurately judge what brethren term as revelation, we have continued to witness confusion and chaos, so much that the sacred ministry of truth and revelation has become one of our best vendetta machinery to settle lots of unresolved issues among ourselves, and this has continued to hinder and weakened the maturing and manifestation of the fullness of Christ life within the body.

In my strongest view, that which we are seeing today in the name of revelation amongst the saints is not a true reflection of the kind of fruit that matches the divine, biblical measurement of the ministry of revelation.  There’s so much noise of what is expected, but less fruit. Many have perfected the act of identifying what the kingdom looks like or should reflect. But very few have (entered) accessed the realm of the kingdom life to accurately model and display what the kingdom truly is. We are still stock in the realm of our first day knowledge of the matters of the kingdom. Yes, we’ve been born again filled with the Spirit, but our conducts and level of understanding still proves that we are among the first and second day of the outer court activity of the kingdom life.

 

To be continued.

 

the function of a cyber church in a cyber age

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The Place and Function

Of A Cyber Church in a Cyber Age

Redefining the Church in an Information Age,

 

Part 2

by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

Seizing the moment of opportunity

One important lesson I have learnt in life is that new season often come with various kinds of challenges and opportunities. The issue, however lies in our perceptional ability to precisely discern and judge things through the wisdom that is from above, so we can turn to our own advantage what may present itself as the enemy’s scheme. Opportunities are disguised in trials, challenging and even in fear in some cases. The fear of the unknown is really what hinders us from taking advantage of the various opportunities heavens is opening up and presenting to us especially through the World Wide Web and its various social media platforms.

my journey into the world of computer

Moving into the next phase of the Lords agenda for the church means that we must learn how to go down to Egypt and recuse those enslaved by the spirit of Pharaoh. In some cases, our apprehension over situations we are not familiar with is highly rooted in cultural or religious beliefs. For those of us who are not early in life expose to the world of knowledge and information may react to things in a different way to people who have been exposed, and have leveraged themselves through extensive traveling opportunity. You may find what I am about to say funny, but this is a true story of myself.

When I finished my bible training in 1991, I was offered the opportunity to go learn computer illiteracy course but I rejected it.  My main reason for the rejection was built on the fact that I’ve been already informed that the anti-Christ was going to use the computer to destroy the world. Since my view of computer knowledge was already established on its negative impact on people globally, it becomes difficult for anyone to persuade me of learning it.

the power of exposure

As much as that information carries a large degree of truth, the issue however was my approach of understanding.   If I had known someone back then who could precisely explain to me, and give me important reasons why I need the computer as a servant of the Lord to enhance my bible study and research, I am sure, I will would have been persuaded.

The point here is, the perceptions we’ve developed through the years in approaching things or people alike does greatly impact how we interact, respond or even utilize opportunities open to us. By 1995, my mentality towards the world of computer had been greatly enriched through my exposure to certain folks I came in contact with who purely preached the message of the kingdom back then but were also computer savvy. Beyond my spirit in agreement with what I had from them, I also noticed how they utilized the power of information technology, coupled with their laptops and projectors to seamlessly communicate the gospel.

This experienced galvanized me to buy my first laptop in 1996. By 2004 just before I relocated to South Africa, our church community launched a skill empowering project, which back then, was one of the first of its kind.  The church auditorium, was turned into a computer lab where everyone, including people of the Muslim faith were all given the opportunity to be computer literate. This project brought so much joy into my heart when I saw the zeal and passion of individuals who are hungry to learn.

 My point is, if the church will ever move up to the next reality of divine intent, we need to adjust our perception and concept of interface with the world around us. The truth is, the church will not always have these free social platforms to express the knowledge of the kingdom as we have it today. We therefore need to awaken ourselves to the realization while we still have this opportunity made available before it’s too late. No one really knows when this door of social media will be scrambled or even shut down completely. Yet, while we have this lifetime opportunity, let us maximize every moment to strategically share and push the agenda of heaven through all social media.

Using these platforms to showcase a prideful, frivolous and selfish agendas is certainly a misrepresentation of the purpose of the lord for Facebook, Twitter Google plus and other platforms available. We have to start taking the focus off ourselves and truly start promoting the cause of kingdom agenda through social media forums. We need to be weary and careful of what we say, post and twit.

As believers, your words and mine must be highly seasoned with the divine wisdom and intent of this season. Our words and statement should go viral until society and governments across the world notice that the kingdom of God is coming near them.  Our hearts must be awakened to the unheard cry of millions surfing aimlessly and vulnerably on the internet.

The field of social media 

Think about this for a moment, the most vicious hardened jihadist make most of their recruitment via the social media platform. What indignation on the church of the lord. The very same platform, we have been given as a gateway to reach the unreached are the same tool this destructive elements are using to advance their destructive agendas.  We need to step up our mission and mandate to reach this powerful digital field many have neglected to humanist, capitalist and jihadist ideology.

 It is unfortunate that we still see believers and spiritual leaders alike, who are so timid and afraid to use the social media to effectively advance the purposes of the Lord because they still sees it as something inspired by the devil.

While on the flip side, those who have taken advantage of   now using it to abuse, control and manipulate the spiritually blind and on-informed.  Some pastors and spiritual leaders, due to their insecurity and unbiblical agendas, have gone as far as trying to censor, monitor and even discourage their members from using the social media.

This is mostly unfortunate. Heaven has granted you and me to be part of a company of warriors of righteousness and harvesters at the same time; and our field is the World Wide Web.  We need to start integrating our voices, resources and other forms of capacities to take this vast land of the internet world. The fact is, I am not certain if the church will continue to exist from the way many of us have grown to know it; the idea of investing in some palatial building structure with congregation seating and listening to the preacher, in my opinion may no longer be realistic in the era we are stepping into, if biblical prophecy is true to its description of the operational character of the third day church.

I however do know one thing which I am fully certain about is that the church of the lord will abide and remain strong until the final appearance of the Son of man. While this is not my focus in this article, I, however, do believe we need to start considering and making the right adjustments in terms of changing the concept of our gatherings and meetings in a manner that will help us travel light.

One way we can start changing the face of the 21st century church community is through having a strong online presence. And this means that we have to invest in building a strong community cyber platform across the web that is not easily penetrated by viruses.

Why we need to build a cyber church system

Constructing an impregnable cyber system with the necessary technical edge to advance the initiative of the kingdom of God is a must for us today. Why? There are more people today who are more active in the cyber world than in the physical world. It is so design today that nothing works in the physical realm without a direct connection to the cyber world. I feel this strong urge to remind you as I remind myself why we’ve been given this window of opportunity through the social media platforms to preach the gospel of the kingdom.

We have to be keenly aware of the reason the Lord has made available the world of Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, YouTube and the rest of the social media platforms for this season. Believe me, the 21st century media hub initiatives are divinely orchestrated to push and advance the prophetic agenda of the lord to a precise conclusive end. Regardless of what these social media platforms are presently being used for, their primary objective must be kept afresh within our hearts and alive in our as prophetically oriented individuals.

You and I as members of the church of the Lord needs to start seeing things strategically, most especially what is happening in the world of social media and it’s a-complained technologies. To still view Facebook and the rest media as some trending platform to express our own self agenda opinion is certainly a misplaced priority as a believer in Christ. We are told through the word of God that whatever we do must be done as unto the lord.

If we follow scripture for what it says, our priority will drastically change and enhance the larger body as we engage the gates of hell. The social media is an effective and strategic tool, heaven has inspired certain individuals to create the spirit of fulfilling biblical prophecy. The only way prophecy like the mountains shall be made low, the valleys filled and the crooked parts made straight can only be through a Channels like this. Imagine the numbers of open source collaborations communities online that has made a huge difference in the lives of millions.

 The release of the Cyrus spirit

There is virtually anything you are looking for to help you become whatever you believe you’ve been designed to achieve with minimal amount to purchase such application or information. The Lord has not only poured out his spirit for us to prophesy, and see visions and dreams, he has also equipped certain individuals with the spirit of Cyrus to build a system that can birth and midwife kingdom initiatives through technological innovations and development.

This grace or resource if you will, is a capacity associated with the ability to invent and Engineer things that could further fast-track the fathers redemptive plan for humanity and all creation. Regardless of how humanist philosophy sees technology, believers should understand that all forms of technological breakthroughs are ordained and designed by God to fast-track the manifestation of the Son of God.

This spirit of Cyrus as we’ve seen it is manifesting in an increased level in our time through individuals leading the frontier of technological breakthroughs and development in the Silicon Valley. This spirit is usually released at the threshold of a new prophetic turn in the earth. new technology are signs of impending coming judgement of the Lord like we see in the days of Noah.  

This grace in most cases, function through men and women we may not term as religious, yet the father raises them to strategically release creative opportunities and resources for his Church and purpose to be known. These individuals accelerates and further amplify the prophetic voice of the Lord across platforms and system especially in marketplace. 

This creative spirit is consistently released through the turn of a new century as the church transits into a higher, matured level of the promotion new strategic truths for kingdom representation.  As the advent of the printing press technology accelerated the spread of sound biblical knowledge during the unfortunate Roman Catholic Dark Age era, the lord is also now using the various technology initiatives of the World Wide Web and the social media platforms to release the pure strategic apostolic truth for humanity. This is the most important hour for the church to unite in faith and grace in order to fast-track the divine intent of the Lord of creation.

preparing for war

Having said this, sadly, we still have brethren, even though they’ve been exposed to the reality of the shifting seasons like this, are still pervaded by wrong frame of thought and beliefs with regards to the usage of the social web. Their attitude toward technology and the use of social media as a vehicle of propagating the gospel is still very much hindered by the lack of openness to the current speaking of the Spirit of the lord. Their misgivings towards the utilizing the full potential of social media as a platform to advance the general development of the corporate body through integration is a major setback for kingdom initiative.

As we meditate on this great phenomenal, we should start to think of how we can effectively translate this opportunity to a powerful irresistible recognized force in the earth. When you think of the success story of a community like the life church who built Youversion bible App, you then begin to understand and appreciate what I am trying to communicate. The Youversion bible App is one of the most used bible Apps globally today. As powerful as this may sound, it is just a fraction of what still need to be done within the kingdom community if we are going to fulfill the mission of the great commission.

Building a true kingdom community that becomes a hub of representation and expression of sound biblical principles that can answer and defend the cause of the faith we are called to preach and teach in my view is highly recommended and necessary today.

I sense prophetically that we have to drastically shift away from a low ranger mentality of using social media. We are already seeing how individuals are being targeted both online and offline in some countries just because of their faith orientation.  Believers across all platforms should learn to connect to other platforms with the resource technology that will not only protect them against the new types of enemies surfacing online, but that can also help them to achieve their individual ministry mandate online and offline.

There is a need to awaken our research and development department in building a powerful irresistible firewall system. We need to build a community system that can stand bold, strong and strategic as  watchmen on the watchtower of kingdom initiatives online. The enemy is not sleeping. The fact is, he’s already planning his next attack and we have to be on the watch before he strikes. Cyber war is becoming more real and popular to the point that it has today become a game changer the concept of conventional battle.

There more we accept the reality of a cyber world as believers the more we need to start putting a strategic digital firewall in place to keep our activity online and offline secure. My point is, the church need to drastically change its focus, platform and strategy of expression from a mere physical building to a structure of strategic digital systems that can easily and effectively interface with the reality of the 21st century community.

Still ignorant of the purpose of social media

While I am excited with regards to the development and progress the social media has afforded today’s society, I am also a bit worried due to the sheer ignorance that still paved the minds of certain people when it comes to the utilization of the social media tool. The time where a large number within the body of Christ still view social media merely as a platform to consume, share or post entertaining materials is now over. Please don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with us having fun on these platforms as long as we fully understand the very essence and purpose of their existence.

We cannot build a true kingdom hub online if everyone is merely speaking or doing their own thing without willing to integrate with others. The ‘promotion of my own thing kind of attitude’ only further enhances the evil scheme of the enemy online. In a situation where so called friends on your Facebook account ignore and refuses to engage and interact with important issues being discussed in my opinion, is a reflection of another agenda. If we cannot intelligently engage in discussions or comment on a vital point that bothers or affects a friend, I truly why such a person should be maintained as a friend on such social media account.

One thing is, now clear, the social media network has to a large degree helped us identify those who share the same passion, vision and objective with us, and this is highly important. While those who don’t can still be maintained as friends, but at least you now know where to place them in the order of priority. We most never forget that the primary purpose of social media in connectivity and interaction. Regardless of what we know, if we are unwilling to connect with others idea and opinion, something is critically wrong with our relationship concept.

Social media, the point of convergence

If the church is going to make a serious impact through the social media, we certainly need to start streamlining our thoughts, words and expression under various unique banners of kingdom initiative. Please note this, I am not just referring to pastors who just open a corporate account for their churches.

Pastors and spiritual leaders must learn to interconnect and integrate their grace, gifts and community with other parts of the body so that their own community can fully benefit from the supply of other members of the body. We need to remember that the body is made out of many parts, and not one single unit. There very core objective of the social media platforms is to enhance our integration and collaboration as members of the body of Christ.

The propagation of the gospel of reformation, redemption, transformation and the ultimate restoration of all things back to Christ can be greatly enriched through these platforms the lord has strategically positioned for his church today. But in a situation where some view these platforms as a place to display their carnality, promote their myopic pet doctrines, and unduly take advantage of the confused and desperate folks, I believe this is a huge disappointment and a setback for the reason of social media. There’s a need to be awakened to the present opportunity given to us as members of the body of Christ to utilize this season of opening to push out as much research possible for people to be able to access.

Like Joseph in Egypt, these are seven seasons of abundance. The season and days of need are coming. Whatever can be stored for communities must be stored because the days of spiritual drought are getting closer.  There will arise another King, who does not know Joseph nor his God, and will seek to persecute the lord’s people in the days of his ruling.

To be continued…

Pressing forward in 2016

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    Pattern of things to come

                          THIS MESSAGE IS ADDRESS TO BELIEVERS WHO

                          SEEM TO HAVE A CLEAR SENSE OF THEIR FUTURE

                            AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT THAT CERTAIN OF

                                WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THEM

                                           

                                          By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

Entering a critical moment of change

Greetings friends and family! We are indeed so grateful to the most high who has again granted us grace through his mercy to be found alive and active as we press towards the finishing line of the year. 2015, like the previous years have witnessed an incredible increase in what the scripture refers to as the birth pang.

The various cultural shifts, socioeconomic and geopolitics maneuvering witnessed across the globe in 2015 all attest to the fact that our world as entered a critical moment in the redesigning of its political and economic reliance.

We have seen unprecedented changes take place within the core belief system of society in terms of how religion and the New Age believe system is now shaping leadership and the perceptive moral footing of the 21st century society. Our nation here in South Africa was not left behind in the crusade of seeking and charting a new socioeconomic leadership direction.

 

South African, searching for a new leadership philosophy

As we begin to witness the true reality of the closure of a ‘leadership, built on the liberation philosophy’ to a different type of governance that is skillful and strategic in redesigning the platform of socioeconomic opportunity for all South Africans, we also need to be weary of those who may desire to hijack the process by taking undue advantage of the transitional gap.

The truth is, the current voice of opposition to the ANC lead government are not ready and mature enough to lead a complex nation like South Africa, and of cause, it is crystal clear that the current political leadership team have ran out of creative leadership strength, and it seem the people are saying they have over stayed their welcome.

While we see a lot of zeal without the balance of knowledge and wisdom to lead, we need to precisely pray and intercede that the current national leadership transition does not end up like some of the failed state we are witnessing across the continent. We will discuss more on this in another article coming soon.

However, as society moves from what has long been defined and accepted as the core moral norm into an uncertain terrain of the humanist frame of thinking, the church needs to strategically accelerate her drive towards the reestablishment of what is known as a true apostolic community as seen in the first century. The new normal as to be that which is sourced from the stream of Heavens River flowing out of the Garden of Eden. We can no longer drink from the order of the polluted stream of the Law of Moses.

Changing the obsolete wineskin

The obsolete wineskin of the current church will continue to make her vulnerable not just to the extremist jihadist crusade but also to the ever-growing voice of the antichrist movement in the west. There’s a need to now increase the voice of God’s prophetic marching order for the church and the nations so we can see a new order of a well matured governmental prophetic company arise in the earth in the fulfillment of their ordained mandate in this third day.

Keeping ranks in the order of our various levels of grace and gifting’s in the true spirit of mutual submission will enhance the power of true governmental community lifestyle needed to face the demonic principality over spheres across the nations.

The prophetic parallel  

We must remain relevant to our various posts, gates and walls as the angel of the Lord once again passes through the land of Egypt in total destruction of its firstborn. The day of the birth of the Sons of God kind of church is the day of the death sentence of the first born sons of the Egyptians. The day heaven came to judge Pharaoh and his nation is the same day the Lord liberated his own. We need to understand the parallel. First the natural then the spiritual.

As we discern this moment, there are things we need to start aligning our lives to in terms of the appropriation of the prophetic mandate of the Lord for our generation. Now is the time for the full restoration of the missing apostolic doctrine and tradition. We must learn again to continue in the purity of the apostle’s [teaching] doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. There must be a restoration of the message and spirit of the covenant that births the heart of true community and relationship.

In this day of increase darkness and weeping in the land of Egypt will also be the greatest season where the church will witness the unprecedented global harvest. This means that the army of the Lord must be dressed ready to lead a nation out of bondage into the glorious freedom and jubilee of kingly priesthood.

I was greatly encouraged by listening to Dr. Ben Carson recently, who is one of the leading presidential republican candidates who made it is political campaign to face and challenge the very foundation of the American politics call politically correct philosophy.

This ungodly philosophy has been used for decades to attack and stop anything and anyone that sound godly and righteous in the American society. The lord is using this man and many others to regain the voice and liberty of the church among Americans society and its leadership.

One very reason why the current Donald Trump presidential campaign is leading and gaining ground among the people is a clear view that people are fed up and tired of the lies, hypocrisy and deception the American political philosophy is currently built on. Heaven has begun to shake and shift things from the corridor of power.

A foretaste of things to come

I believe, this is a foretaste of the kind of debates and discussion, we will be having in seasons to come, and we have to prepare a church knowledgeable and mature to stand and debate the doctrines and tenets of our faith in the hope of winning some.

We need to build and invest in the competency of every believer as the wisdom of this world arises to challenge the philosophy of our faith. Dr. Ben Carson reminds me of Daniel in Babylon. We have to believe the Lord to give us the Spirit of wisdom and boldness to defend our faith without aggression.

As the day of the Lord draws closer upon man, the earth will continue to witness groaning of all kinds; they will be increased labor pain that tells us to remain prepared and be ready for the birthing of a glorious company of people known as the man-child tribe, the sons of the God Company of saints who will finally stand as the three of heavens witness on earth.

We are getting closer to that season where everything we know and understand about the church and humanity is taking a new form and shape. My point is, the context of our plans and objective for the coming year should be defined in the light of the progressive unfolding prophetic agenda of the father for this end of days.

Don’t be carried away be false prophetic prediction

Let us not be carried away by some emotionally stirred prophetic prediction future-telling of religious charlatans. More than ever before, there’s a need to readjust our eyes and focus on the Lord that no matter what may be happening around or within us we will remain unmovable and unshakable. I strongly believe that this year has afforded many of us the opportunity to learn and be equipped with various unique knowledge and experienced that can further enhance our advancement in the coming seasons.

If you have lost a sense of direction

Yet not too many will be able to precisely say for a fact that they are looking forward to the coming year with great expectation unfortunately. Many are in the place where they have lost their sense of meaning and direction to life. The meaning of purpose, vision and destiny is almost becoming a foreign idea for these folks.

 While they may be found among believers or even seem to be handling spiritual leadership matters, there is something deeply wrong with the philosophy of their relationship with God and men. On the natural, when you encounter these brethren, you will assume everything is perfect with them. However, they’ve been discovered to be the most isolated, lonely and frustrated folks within the community of God’s people.

While they may be the best in caring and ministering to others, yet, their own life is filled with discouragement, unending emotional pain and bitterness of their childhood memories which is presently affecting their current relationship and work productivity.

 Their connection with social media is basically to help them go through the day or they will lose their mind. Facebook and other social media platforms have become their source of strength and therapy.

There’s no doubt about finding quality information and answer on social media platforms if we know what we are searching for. My point however is, you cannot depend or survive on social media alone as the precise reference point of gathering strength in dealing with the highly complex inner struggles of your life.

 

The rise of true kingdom community

There has to be a real-time community where we can truly connect physically and spiritually in searching and receiving the pure kingdom truth that can build and enhance our sense of community, integration, transformation and restoration.

The days ahead of us requires that the church becomes a powerful kingdom community center where individuals and families alike can come to and find strength and hope for the days ahead.

The future is in your past

Back to my main point, our childhood is one of the most influential reality still shaping our present existence. If we don’t effectively handle this aspect of our past that is still a threat to us today, I am afraid, it will continue to predict and shape the very outcome of our future regardless of the prophetic team or title we give to the coming year.

Experience, good or bad is some of the best tools heaven employs to refine and perfect all that is required to shape us into what we’ve been designed for in life. Furthermore, if we’ve not been taught how to positively make use of the various experiences of our lives either good or bad, there is the possibility that we can be found to be perpetually trapped in the negative experience and circumstances of our past.

In the next few days, we will be stepping into 2016. And as usual, many already have sets of objective, purpose and plans for the coming year. This is a very good discipline that encourages motivation, focus and direction as a believer. Life’s development is designed by a sustained practice of movement towards a set goal and objective.

The word of the lord enjoys every believer to discover their place and purpose in life. Not until we have fully grasped the very essence of our life and the purpose why we are born into the environment we find ourselves, we will certainly not have the precise sense of objective and direction towards the place of our ordained prophetic assignment.

if you however fall into this category of those who through knowledge or providence are able to identify, and are able to move towards a set objective for the coming year, I salute you and will encourage you to keep focused and pace with that which you have set before yourself.

The father has a placed for you in the future if you will return to the past

However, there is another category of individuals who may not be as certain and clear with regards to what the future, 2016 holds for them. By the way, this group I am referring to are not just limited to the unsaved folks. This includes Christians and even those in leadership position if you ask me.

And the reason for this is not because these individuals lack knowledge or understanding with regards to how to dream or make things happen. Nor is that they don’t know how to pray. No, some of the people I am referring to here to some degree are seen to have achieved some level of ‘success’ in life and ministry.

 However, deep within some of these men and women, there is a subtle, brutal ranging battle within them that is almost seeking to enslave them to their past pattern of thinking.

The past is a crucial part of any person that cannot be wiped off or wished away. We can, however gain vital lessons that can help our development or that of another through the appropriation of the right lessons even though these lessons may sometimes expose us to very deep emotional and psychological pain for a season.

The power of pain

Pain is good if it will led to us winning and breakthrough in our immediate future. Yes, the story of some of our past is quite difficult to tell or share. However, the only way we can conquer those feelings of abuse, misuse, injustice, miss future, and marginalization, the loss of a very close family in our childhood or teenage life is by confronting them in the spirit of true forgiveness. If the memory of our past still hurts and hunts us, it means that we have not truly learned what forgiveness is all about, and therefore, we are not ready to advance into the future.

If we are yet to let go of those inner issues of our hearts that causes us so much pain and depression, we are then saying we are not ready to step into the future. Remember, the future is not a calendar year. It is the decision we make daily to leave behind what holds us back yesterday.

As long as you still feel the sense of guilt, neediness and victimization mentality, it means there’s still a major stronghold erected within the invisible wall of your mind that needs to be pulled down. These strongholds are like parasites that feeds on every negative thought and feeling you allow within your soul.

For example, the thought of fear and rejection will build or enhance the stronghold of insecurity and uncertainty. The motivation to step into new areas of life will be interpreted as a challenge from such a person.

When you condone negative thoughts and feelings

They are forever in opposition to change. When you condone the thought of rejection, you will see your best friend and ally as an enemy who is playing to attack you. Meaning that you interpret people’s good will from a suspicious negative perspective. This kind of people eventually becomes isolated and of cause, prone to satanic or demonic attacks.

The enemy keeps the pressure of attacking their thought and emotion of these people until he tries to snuff every ounce of hope, faith and love out of their lives. The point I am making here underscores the fact that seemly activity towards a goal does not necessarily define progress and fulfillment in a life that is still trapped by his or her past.

 Some of the things we see or even term as great achievements today in the body of Christ are actually fig leaves we employ to cover our inner nakedness and shame. As individuals suffer insecurity and dysfunctional behavioral challenges, so does a family, community and the larger society. The inability to embrace a healthy emotional or spiritual life can damage, and is damaging the very structure of society.

 This is a position many, especially within the body of Christ will not like to acknowledge or deal with due to levels of difficulty strongholds they will have to confront.

Secondly, the type of entertainment setup pattern of worship in most church community those not allow for such kind of serious issues. And if such issue shows up unnoticed, we relegate them to individuals without the training and skill to handle them. This kind of attitude is indirectly telling the people to keep their problem.

Why some cannot emotionally free in our church settings

While we may preach and teach the truth, the kind of administrative structure within this gathering does not encourage individuals to come forward in sharing the deepest secrets of their lives. The only time people seem to be willing to share something in our church community is when they have a testimony of a job promotion or financial increase unfortunately.

Why? That is the kind of culture set in the house by the leadership. More so, those who in the past have dared to share something that tends to make the church look or sound incompetent was immediately shut down. Therefore, people will rather keep silent with their challenge and emotional struggles because they don’t want to be seen as though they lack faith, vision and Revelational understanding to mention a few.

I felt identifying with this group of people in terms of trying to make sense of their inner struggles and condition will give them a sense of hope, faith, love and courage they need first to adequately understand what is happening to them and take the necessary step to move out of the prison of past emotional bondage.

Some of the things I have learned about people is that everyone is looking for someone who they can truly share some of the deep issues troubling their hearts. They just need a listening ear.  Due to the lack of sincerity and openness most especially in the church community, many have remained trapped in the prison of the past; they are dying silently out of loneliness and self-rejection.

Because we live in society that only thrives on lies and deception, it has become even more difficult today to actually find those who are willing to acknowledge that we have issues that requires serious assistance even among people of the way.

 I know what I am taking about

I can talk about this because I have been in that state of life where the thought of ending your life crosses your mind even as a believer. Depression becomes your companion, fear takes the place of faith. The voice of hopelessness becomes almost stronger than the voice of hope and faith. Hate almost pushes away your inherent nature of love by the power of deliverance manifest to pull one out of such dark alley.

Dealing with the complex dysfunctional realities of our lives could be highly challenging if there is a lack of truth and the unwillingness to confront the past reality of our lives.

I struggled to make sense of the condition that seem to have trapped me with little or no answer even after praying. While you are among people, the sense of emptiness and loneliness flood your mind without knowing what to do until there was a divine intervention.

The impact of what I am sharing takes more than the general bible knowledge and response you may get from a friend or fellow church members am afraid.  Understanding who you are in the light of truth is one the most important aspect in stepping into the zone reality of lasting freedom. Yes, freedom and liberty in Christ is what gives you the courage to step out of that inner conflict no one but you can see.

The future is what you make of it today

As you get yourself ready for the coming season, allow me to highlight some point I felt should help you make sense of your future. The days ahead of us all are symbolic of a mountain climbing experience. Those who remain in the valley will be decided for by the circumstances, challenges and evil system of the Age.

 Regardless of who you are, where you are, where you’ve been or what you’ve done, or what someone has done to you; you belong to Christ and him alone! You are never disenfranchised. I need you to be firmly established in some of these facts and truth that will guide you as you press further into 2016, and you need to press into 2016 with the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Here are the things you need to know by revelation:

  1. 1. God, your Heavenly Father knew you before you were born. The fact is, he created you, and set up the circumstances within the environment that now shape what is now termed as your life.

You’ve been destined for a successful life, regardless of your knowledge, what you term as failures or inabilities. He is the one working in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do you believe this? You need to.

  1. You are not a product of an accident, even if you were born out of wedlock or rape. The circumstances surrounding your birth might not have been right in human eyes. Yet, the Lord used them as the vehicle to Lunch you into this world. Your Heavenly Father, the creator of your life, has the most perfect plan for you regardless of the condition or confusion around you.
  1. The reality of your past memory can be one of the most powerful instruments designed to shape you into your heavenly ordained assignment on earth. Do not allow the enemy to turn what your heavenly father ordained to build and nurture you in displaying his glory for your defeat.
  1. 4. Remember, whichever way you are born, you have an enemy that is relentless in his pursuit to destroy you. Even if you are born into royalty with all the opportunities in life to be whatever you want to be, you will still have enemies and challenges that will try to stop you.

Therefore, only when you live in the revelation of Christ, who is your victory, you will be defeated. Christ is your key and driver into the future.

 Never fill embarrassed about your own challenge, embrace it and use it as the tool the Lord has ordained for you to be the best you’ve been designed for. Note this, all human has their own unique challenges regardless of their admission or not.

  1. 5. Progress is not about the big things done or achieved as good as they may be. Progress is about gaining that sense of:
  1. a) MEANING TO LIFE
  2. b) PURPOSE FOR EXISTENCE
  3. c) FULFILLMENT WITH WHO YOU

ARE AND WHAT YOU ATE SENT TO DO

  1. d) RIGHTEOUSNESS PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
  1. 6. NEVER RUN WITH THE PACE OF OTHERS. BE ENCOURAGED AND MOTIVATED BY WHAT YOU SEE OTHERS DO OR ACHIEVE, BUT NEVER TRY TO COPY THEM, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GRACED NOR GIFTED TO DO WHAT THEY DO, AND MORE SO, YOU WILL ONLY BE REWARDED FOR YOUR OWN GIVEN ASSIGNMENT.
  1. THE FUTURE IS NOT A PLACE BUT THE PERSON OF CHRIST. IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST, YOUR FUTURE WILL NOT ONLY BE SECURED BUT FULFILLING.
  1. REMBER THAT PROPHECY ARE NOT MERE WORDS AND THEY CANNOT FULFILL THEMSELVES. THE KEY IS, THE TESTIMONY OF CHRIST IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.  THERE, KEEP THE TESTIMONY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ALIVE IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL BE A LIVING FULFILLMENT OF EVERY PROPHETIC WORD ORDAINED FOR YOUR LIFE AND COMMUNITY.

 Please remember that your future is in Christ and not in the crisis of the days head

Have a fulfilling and prosperous 2016

9

the rediscovery of faith part 2

Faith by nature is a powerful movement towards the preferred position of the Spirit. Detaching from what we have learned and experience from our previous walk with God can be highly challenging if our orientation does not change drastically

Faith by nature is a powerful movement towards the preferred position of the Spirit. Detaching from what we have learned and experience from our previous walk with God can be highly challenging if our orientation does not change drastically

Faith, the living seed of spiritual substance

1Now faith is [the] substantiating£ of things hoped for, [the] conviction of things not seen. 2For in [the power of] this the elders have obtained testimony. 3By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by [the] word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.

We have already established the fact that nobody can truly know or please God without the activation or coming alive of the seed of faith. Why? Faith is that living seed or spiritual substance if you will, that quickens to life the dead spirit of men into reality, or what can be call the knowability of his creator. All humans carry within them the seed of God’s faith even though they may be ignorant of it due to their fallen status.

This is one of the reasons why the Lord through the nature and life of the second man, the last Adam had to go through the process of birth, death, burial, resurrection and ascension to awaken the slumbering spirit of creation back to Gods consciousness. Having said this, faith does more than just to weaken our dead spirit. It carries the substance to effectively take us through the school of development and perfect of our spirit-man to the point that it can confidently arrive at the point of full stature in Christ. {Ephe 4}

The Lord is bringing his people into the realm of that which is yet to be seen or apprehended from past knowledge or experience of faith. The evidence of what Jude calls the common {corporate} faith is becoming a true reality in our day. This concept of faith is anchored on the spirit of a hope, locked in the future of the salvation that is about to be revealed in Christ. It is to this intent that God imprisoned creation in the hope that when the ecclesia start to come into the revelational understanding of her prophetic objective as an agent to facilitate the redemption of creation from bondage that this faith will become more active.

It is a known fact that hope lives in the future realm, and faith bridges that gap between what is seen to the unseen reality. Paul further tells us that faith has become the evidence or proves that what you hope is a living reality in Christ. Now, when you read scriptures like this, it’s so easy to slide back into the old concept of interpretation, which obviously limit the spirit of your mind from fully grasping what the Lord intends to show you in his progressive truth. Let’s examine an ageless truth from God’s current speaking.

 The misconception of faith in the past charismatic move of the 80s

Between early 80s, and late 90s, the charismatic Pentecostal movement enjoyed a season of  refreshing, ordained to prepare the (heart) ground for Gods apostolic agenda in regards to that which was about to be unleashed upon nations in the coming decade.  Few Believer’s in that period neither comprehended nor gave heed to the prophetic purpose and direction of was about to be released. What was released was confined to a merely blessing, which it was, but they never saw the bigger picture of what the Lord wanted to achieve through the blessing.

Up until that time, the organized church system had been in a state of spiritual drought and famine even though the Lord had been moving mightily among his called out people. Many have spent countless seasons praying and interceding for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God to change the spiritual landscape of the church and the nations. A visitation of the spirit, as they call it back then was desperately needed, especially when one considered the backdrop of events during those dark periods across the continents.

Most parts of Africa at that time where just gaining their independence From the imperialist nations, even though people back then tends to be content with the little they had, yet poverty was on the increase; a campaign for a more progressive social freedom was on the increase amongst young adults back then in America.

Many in Europe were also searching for some meaning to their lives especially after going through so much destabilization and economic recession. While the moral of many nations where down, Many where seeking the face of the Lord to do something new.

The outpouring of the Spirit could not have come at a better time, yet, very few understood the intention of the lord regarding this release. The ignorance displayed by the front line leaders was just the right opportunity the enemy needed to distract, derail and manipulate the leaders from precisely administrating this great season of refreshing from the Lord.

The release of the charismatic spirit and giftens was ordained to usher the Church into a season of divine training and readiness in pressing unto the reality of the kingdom behind the veil. However, the unbridled and undisciplined life of many in the church allowed the flesh to hijack the  move until that which was intended to bring hope and a renewed sense of faith became repulsive to the Father. The gifts and what it could reproduce had almost replaced the purpose and heart of God, the giver.

 The blessing also brought judgment

The embracing of the charismatic word of faith move of no doubt, Established many in the area of getting to know the benefits of salvation. It also boasted the faith of many to exercise their priestly authority in areas of healing, miracle, gift of prophesy and financial prosperity to mention a few.

This season of bliss however, came with so much excesses and imbalance understanding of Gods plan due to the lack of a clear knowledge of the Fathers prophetic Agenda for that season and the coming future.

While it was God’s plan to bless, heal and prosper his people, they however, missed the whole purpose and objective of the blessing or release of the Spirit to the point that this misrepresentation of purpose became the very object that brought the church to the place of disgrace and disrepute.   While many spiritual leader back then stepped into what can be term as power gifts, and where able to build very lofty structures due to the financial gain that flowed into the church. Many, however, missed the mark to the point that a lot of Christian leaders in America back then where indicted by state official for financial malpractice.

How can what was legitimately given by God bring so much shame and misrepresentation to the name of the Lord. Well, the answer carries many faces. Suffice to say, the issue of zeal without knowledge, the lack of accountability and the issue of an circumcised and consecrated heart played a major role. For my people perish for lack of the knowledge of Divine plan and direction. Every time we allow ignorance to becloud our judgment of the sacred things of the Spirit, we often find ourselves misrepresenting Gods purpose.

It is said that when there is no clear insight Regarding the Fathers prophetic program, abuse and misrepresentation becomes the result.  We are highlighting this issue because we about to step into another season of a great release that will further take us higher in the reality of Christ prophetic agenda in the earth, and we cannot afford to make the same mistake made in the past.

 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God

The present speaking of God as we have established is releasing a new sense of faith to hear Gods voice precisely from a higher position of the Spirit. If faith does come by hearing and hearing by the word of God, we should then precisely ask ourselves what is the component and quality of the word we are hearing today because that is what will eventually determine the direction and emphasis of our faith understanding.

The next question we should be asking is, are we listening or feeding on that word with the same old paradigm of processing the word of the Lord, because if we do, our faith then becomes benchmarked by the dramatic fire or the wild-wind experience like prophet Elijah had at the backside of the wilderness while the Lord was waiting for him in that still small voice.

Are we responding to the voice of God by running back to Eli, a priesthood that has lost legitimacy and the illuminating light of the speaking of God? Moving into the current atmosphere of Speaking of God of no doubt releases the ‘now faith’ needed to develop, advance and please the Father.  Faith is forever proceeding from the throne of the father into the hearts of those who have steadfastly inclined their ears to listen to the now proclamation and declaration of the Spirit.

Faith by nature is a powerful movement towards the preferred position of the Spirit. Detaching from what we have learned and experience from our previous walk with God can be highly challenging if our orientation does not change drastically. We need to constantly remind ourselves and the company we belong that faith was never given so that we could merely have things or build a name for ourselves or ministry.

Faith was given to help us walk with him so that one day we may arrive into his fullness.  If you sincerely desire to see your faith grow and develop, start by feeding your spiritman with quality materials that challenges your current state of spirituality. When i say prophetic, I am referring to the dispensing or the administration of all of the purposes of the Fathers desire and intent for the precise manifestation of his kingdom through your life.

 Faith is the forerunner of the speaking of Heaven. There is so much heaven is declaring regarding the divine counsel of the Father but there is little faith within the hearts of the people of God to truly believe and accept. From personal experience I discovered that most of what is being declared today, especially in the reformation move are truly sounding nice, idealistic and in most cases highly technical to the hearings of believers. Why?  Their faith is still anchored on past experience and position of the truth. They need to allow their faith to die to old position experienced at Bethel, and be awakened in the newness of the revelation knowledge of (the God of Bethel) El-Bethel.

 The Spirit of the Lord is calling a remnant of people to a new day of elevated understanding of truth that has been misunderstood and therefore misinterpreted in the past. To proceed further, we have to change out old wineskin; a new sense of light must dawn on every facet of our spiritual understanding. The scale of our inner blindness must fall off for you and me to see what the Lord is showing us in the now faith.

 Growing in understanding

In our developmental stage, we were taught that ‘thing’ we hope for are related to material or emotional needs. While this may carry some iota of truth, it does not however fully reflect the full revelational meaning of this scripture. The word ‘things’ we hope for relates to divine materials or components that defines the building blocks of our spiritual (life) substance. 1Corinthians chapter 2. Paul extensively spoke about the things of the Spirit here. I will encourage you to spend time in both studying and meditating on the verse because it will certainly shed light on what I am trying to communicate by the Spirit.

There are things in In Christ waiting for us to Apprehend and appropriate in other to fully reflect the new life or nature of our ascended image and identity.  Therefore, as we step into the border of the days of the coming of the Son of man, we need to upgrade our definition of faith, love and hope.  If you have been journeying in this season of restored truth, you will agree with me that the Lord is correcting understanding and perceptions so as to get us in the right spiritual frame of mind. In fact, one of the major emphasis been amplified is that the quality of your life in trust and obedience to Gods will defines a great deal the quality standard of your faith.

Therefore, the more spiritually mature you become the more your faith gets redefined, upgraded and transformed into a higher divine lifestyle. In other words, as the divine life within the seed of faith grows and developing in your spirit, the more you become transcend in your earthly existence as you begin to reflect the image and likeness of God which we have established that it is not a figure as it where, but a quality of life in the Spirit.

This concept of faith we are coming into will enable us to fully represent and manifest the very life and glory of Christ here on earth just has Jesus Christ represented the life and desire of his Father while on earth. There is a faith we are being baptized into that will cause every son of God to stand and proclaim the bidding of the Lord across Hostile territories and regions without fear of death. This, shared faith, powered by the authority of the ever-increasing kingdom will enable us to bring the work of the Lord to bear across the nations.

A reexamining of your motive, exiting false expectation

When one considers the concept or philosophy of many Christian regarding God or the things of the Spirit you immediately realize that something is fundamentally wrong with their ideology. The idea of a God been there to merely bless and service the needs of his people is totally out of order and unbiblical. Indeed, God as a Father is obligated to fulfill his responsibility of provider and a protector. However, the moment the idea of your Christianity is reduced to a religion that seek to be merely blessed, enlightened and bring good fortune to you as a follower, you have then given the enemy an opportunity to corrupt the purpose of your faith.

 I strongly believe that this is the time people need to be properly taught what true faith is all about so nobody continues to nurse a false expectation about why they should follow the Lord.

In the name of evangelizing the society, many people unfortunately have brought into the wrong message or emphasis regarding the whole purpose of becoming a Christian or serving God. Whatever your idea is about why you need to know the Lord or serve Him can only be reveal to you when your idea or the idea someone puts in your mind comes to a complete death.

There should be any for conflict about the reason why you are a Christian than to totally yield your entire life to him and allow his ordained desired plan for your life to come forth. If you are in the Christian service as a mean to escape poverty, lack, sickness, death or even going to hell; I am afraid, you will have to reconsider your motive because those reason are not authentic enough for following the Lord.

And if your reason is even to have some form of supernatural means or power to help others resolve their problem, unfortunately, your reason is still not founded on the true foundation, All these reasons are what the enemy is looking for in people to corrupt and pervert the intention of the Lord within lives and across the society. While the reasons may sound good or reasonable, they however, those not reflect the accurate footing of a follower of the Lord.

What is your definition of faith?

The word of God abundantly made it clear why we should follow the Lord and what is the genuine reward given to those who hid the call to come after the Lord. More about this idea of the motive of serving the Lord in the Spirit of true faith can be followed in our article on discipleship. I strongly felt I should point out at this point; going back to the issue of redefining our faith. I am not sure what your definition is, but one thing is clear, if our definition or understanding of faith those not tally with comprehensive biblical concept, we are going to soon run into trouble.

Therefore, considering the whole concept and reason for faith I think is a reasonable thing to do more especially, considering the nature of the days we live in where Christians globally are been targeted and killed for their faith. More than ever before, Christians today are likely to be killed for believing in Christ than any other generation.  If we are been guided by clear prophetic direction, we should be ready to face this reality.

This statement is not intended to trigger doubt or fear but to bring us back to the true definition of what is known as biblical apostolic faith. We can no longer live in the state of presuming or assuming regarding one of the most important reasons of our spiritual existence. How many people have been to some church worship centers in Nigeria, Kenya, Sudan or some other regions where hardcore Islamic jihadist have been allowed to lunch attacks, and innocent people have been killed in their hundreds.

My point here is not the fact that people were killed, but how solid is the authenticity of the faith of those who were killed built on the revelation of Christ.  Some may immediately argue that after all they died in the Church therefore they have a one way ticket to heaven.  That indeed maybe right, but my point is, where their faith built and founded on the solid foundation of the reality of Christ, or where they just merely following a man who promised them divine intervention from poverty and financial difficulties. How many today are afraid to go to their worship center, and how many church leaders today are investing millions into securing themselves and church property as if this is the lasting solution.

While precaution must be taken, they however, need to realize that this war is not flesh and blood.  Right from the inception of the church, believers and followers of the Lamb have been killed and murdered. The difference back then is that the faith of the brethren was solidly built on the uncompromising integrity of the revelational knowledge of Christ. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same of how we view or practice faith today. Faith is defined and understood from the harmony of scripture as a core spiritual component that enhances the spiritual movement of a believer from one reality of God to the next. For he that must come to God must believe that he is, and a rewarder of them who diligently seek him.

Hebrews chapter 11:1 tells us what faith is while verse 6 defines to us what faith does. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.  Both the definition and perception of our understanding regarding the Father, The unfolding of his kingdom and purpose for the Ecclesia in the earth defines to a large degree the quality of your faith.

We cannot separate the quality of faith from the correctness of sound biblical perception and lifestyle.  In other words, the more broad and holistic your understanding becomes regarding the current prophetic demand and direction of the Lord in this season, the more you become perfected in reality of an ascended faith. Faith is defined as the substance of what is hoped for and the very evidence of things not seen. This is one of the most profound statements in the entire scripture in that it captures the very life or essence of true spirituality.

The Journey into the unity of the faith

 The word of God is filled with various unique emphasis and expression regarding the purpose and nature of faith. The epistles highlight to us the unique insight, wisdom and revelational understanding expressed through the apostles shared understanding of kingdom centered faith.  These various dimensions or classes of faith if you will, is something we need to put into relevant context as the Lord brings us into a new season that requires the church to truly function within the concept of what Paul defines as the unity of the Faith.

You will notice in that chapter 4 of Ephesians that Paul did not talk about faith unity but about the unity of the faith. The word, ‘THE’ stands to define and qualify the idea of what he was trying to convey into the spirit of the Church. The statement ‘the faith’ seem to suggest that he was not referring to a faith individuals possessed in engaging the throne of a God over a need, petition or request. The faith is dealing with something that transcends the idea of religious carnal materialistic paradigm. The faith is the confluence of heavens ultimate intend for the ecclesia. It is the place where we become the manifestation of the prayer of our Lord according to John chapter 17.

Having explained this concept, let us however proceed further by saying that we cannot step fully into this season of the unity of ‘the faith’ without walking in the light of the revelation of what is known as the unity of the Spirit. The unity of the Spirit is the premise by which we can correctly and effectively walk in the unity of the faith.  Unity or uniting in the Spirit goes way beyond verbal agreement. it is not about merely agreeing as torching something or an idea. it goes way beyond what defines us a members of the same community or denomination. It is not something we can fathom with our carnal religious frame of thinking.

 The unity of the Spirit is first and foremost uniting with the Spirit of the Son of God. meaning that your life is in total sync with the eternal agenda of heaven. it is that which defines the mystery of the Godhead and operation of their function in perfect oneness. It is the convergence of the sevenfold Spirit of the Lord, walking in perfect symphony to bring to bear heavens desire for creation.

The unity of the Spirit is the foundation by which the Church was birthed on the day of Pentecost, and it remains the key to the perfection of the Church of the last day. Unity of the Spirit is allowing the will of God to be planted within your spirit, and allowing it to be effectively carried out through your behavioral lifestyle within the Ecclesia. It is in this context of understanding that we as individuals can allow the very life of Christ to cause us to love and submit in the Spirit of Gods eternal plan for the ecclesia such that we are able to see pass the weakness or imperfection of the brethren.

 This spirit of unity further defines to us the protocol of divine relationship and kingdom government. The moment we grasp the reason for the existence of the community in the Spirit of unity, we are able to love, respect and submit to each other grace and gifts without friction. Schism and divisions becomes a thing of the past within such body.  From this point on, we are then taking into knowing the role our individual faith plays in the perfecting of the corporate body and the advancement of the prophetic agenda of the Father. it is on this revelational footing you and I are correctly establish and are expected to function.

A picture of the Spirit of Unity

The prophetic image the word of God paints in regards to the life and ministry of the cherubim in the book of Ezekiel and Revelation clearly and accurately defines what the unity of the Spirit is; four living being with four unique character and ministry, yet, functioning in perfect ones is a clear picture of what the Lord is impressing into our hearts of his ecclesia. Anyone who has a passion for the perfecting of the Saints and has come across these scriptures must have pondered and wondered regarding the mystery behind this awesome perfection. Yet, this is a shadow of how the Church will someday function before Christ returns. Therefore, let’s start practicing how to live and function in this community life of faith by submitting and honoring one another.

 There was a faith that united the 120 in the birthplace of the church in the upper-room on the day of Pentecost, and there is a Faith presently being release that is (maturing) unifying the church in the spirit of perfected Sonship. This faith is what will ultimately drive the manifestation of the release of the Spirit of God within his body. The Father said he will pour out his Spirit upon all flesh, and we are in the midst of the prophetic fulfillment in a greater measure.

The outpouring of this spirit that has be coming through the seasons of refreshing to the church will ultimately make available the fullness of the life and nature of Gods character which is the manifestation of his seven fold spirit of truth for every member of his Body to precisely reflect and represent the true meaning of the ecclesia. it is this faith that will eventually breakdown the walls of division and every form of religious stronghold and denominational spirit within the hearts of Gods people.

When you carefully study the word you notice the various use and emphasis of the term faith, which in my opinion was deliberately ordained to gradually lead followers of Christ from one reality of life to the next. The scriptures talked about moving from faith to faith. The nature of faith is transitional; meaning that is carries within its operational life the ability to transport and transform our spiritual experience from one reality to the next. The various position of the church in transition requires deferent concept of learning and exposure in terms of moving unto that perfect day of his appearance.

The journey into God is experienced through the various chapters of faith experience we are introduced to. One position of faith helped our spiritual muscles to develop to move into the next realm. Yet, we have entered into a new day in the transition where what used to work in our former position of spiritual dealings and experience will no longer suffice because the Lord is bringing us into a different new and a higher position in him.

The corporate faith is primarily designed to mature us is forever seeking to lead us into a new spiritual experience where we are able to identify Christ from a new realm. Those who talked, walked and even lived with Christ from one position of faith could not recognize or identify him from a different position. Our pre-resurrection knowledge and experience of Christ becomes obsolete in his post resurrection life. Think about, Christ own very disciples could not recognize him even after taking them through the scriptures. What an understanding we need to come into in this new day of the Lord.

In my experience, balancing this understanding or trying to convey this reality to those who are still babes or have just refused to grow in the things of the Spirit can be highly challenging.  Having said this, I will like you to understand that the church of the Lord is in the midst of a mighty move that is redefining our faith experience at all levels. Like I said earlier, each of the apostles seems to be specialized on a particular concept or branch of faith the Lord will have them inject to his body for the maturing of the saints.

While Paul brought to view what faith itself is made of, Peter, on the other hand, systematically takes us through the process of how the virtue of faith can bring deliverance, salvation and perfection to our once corrupt soul. Abraham showed us how we can kick start faith by completely trusting in the promise of God. Jude talked about faith as the life given source of the community of Gods people. All of these aspects of faith are complete in Christ Jesus, if we truly press unto knowing and pleasing Him.  There will constantly be an addition of the dimensions of faith which will eventually bring us into perfection.

Ascending in the knowledge of Faith

The completion or perfection of the body of Christ requires the various impute of the ascended ministry grace of faith. The insight Paul had regarding faith and other concepts of the Spirit was needed to build a dimension of Christ life within the body so as to bring nourishment to each lacking part. It is highly important that I emphasize that each member of the Body of Christ is expose to a dimension or measure of faith that to some degree has defined their philosophy of understanding the things of the Spirit.

The objective of this kind of faith experience is to create a level of spiritual experience and culture that can benefit the individual as member of the Body of Christ. However, it must be said that it will take another orientation of an ascended truth to shift such emphasis from an individual bases to a more corporate standpoint to be able to function within the sphere of the unity of the faith.

When you study the operational mode of the church, one sees that on an individual level, the church seem to be doing fairly but on a corporate level, we have failed almost completely. Why? The emphasis of the faith being preach or taught does not promote the culture of a unified corporate faith. Most members of the body of Christ do not understand the reason why the Church is required to live and function as a community of faith people without borders.

Insecurity has led Pastors and church leaders to systematically build up walls of segregation and separation which has caused huge division across the Body. The kind of atmosphere that eclipses most churches today does not make room for God nor his will to flow. When church members read the word, their interpretation is based on how their leaders see the word. This is a true picture of what the scripture refers to when it says ‘up until now when the people read the scriptures, they are reading Moses.

When we build a philosophy of ownership around the things of God or the people we are assigned to equip for God ministry, we have then become instrument of division.   The veil that has becloud the minds of the people must be remove for the Spirit of unity and the common faith to freely function within the lives of the people. The power of the church which is built on community is strongly under attack for various reasons. Suspicion, pride, unforgiveness and competitive spirit has almost crippled the movement of the people of God.

We must start teaching and growing in the knowledge of the common shared faith if we desire to see the fullness of God Spirit release to this generation. The early Church understood the life and power of this shared faith and the result was that they had all things in common and were able to bring judgment to any issue that arises before them. It is in this context of shared common faith that they were able to finish their assignment without wavering.

The scriptures say if two or three shall agree regarding anything, it shall be done in heaven. The bases of this agreement are built on the power of the shared faith of the community. The power and authority of the community is far greater than the authority or influence of any individual. One shall put to flight a thousand but two shall put to flight ten thousand. That is a huge increase of power just by adding one to one. The Lord is doing something in our day through the spirit of the unity of faith that not only give us power to advance, but will completely change the image of his people in the earth.

These dealings or experience of faith will become as it where, the common language of our heavenly identity and approval as members of the community of God ascend to the mount of Gods pleasure. This is the point where we become perfected in the testimony of our walk with the Holy Spirit, thus binding and unifying our hearts together as members of the same spiritual Farther. This understanding of personal concept of the development of faith however does not erode or negate the corporate community life that is designed to establish each part of the member of the Body of Christ in their advancement towards what the scripture refers to as the perfect man. {Eph 4}

Therefore, generalization of the things of the Spirit, which includes faith under the stewardship of the second day reformation movement of the Church has made things a bit difficult, in terms of trying to now adjust the focus of the brethren from a personalized ‘bless me concept of faith interpretation’ to a more broader knowledge and application of we can term as the corporate kingdom centered faith.

You will be surprise regarding what you still need to learn about faith 

I have been richly blessed by the Lords mercy to have been plunged into a period of sabbatical rest from the activity of religion and unproductive faith exercise, and this period has truly afforded me a lifetime opportunity to revisit and review some of the things I thought I knew and had been established on. Indeed, how wrong I was.  Many believers, including Church leaders have this notion that for the fact that their prayer request was answered meant that the Lord approved their state of being.

This concept is far from biblical the truth. When we take time to study the word of God we see many are times how the Lord allowed his blessing to rest upon something or someone that does not necessarily reflect his direct approval. This comes with different reasons especially when the Lord seeks to protect his name and integrity among his people. Ishmael was blessed by the Lord even though he was eventually rejected on the standard of divine approval. The church in the wilderness was provided for yet, the Lord was not happy with them. in fact, the scripture records that they all perish in the wilderness because of their disobedience and rebellion.

The defining factor of our approval before the Lord is not based on how much our faith is able to achieve or produce in terms of things, but rather, on how far we have come in the reality of obedience and complete trust to Gods voice, ways and dealings at each new season of our migration.  In my season of waiting and spiritual renewal I learned that things are not usually how they look on the surface. Time is always the definer into a dipper reality of the Fathers requirement and approval.

When we hastily rush into concluding that what we know is the right thing, we forfeit the lesson the Spirit of the Lord desire to teach us in the place of waiting. We know in part, therefore, we prophesy in part, when that which is in parts is done away with, and then come the full reality hallelujah! To know some part of the things the lord is saying or doing is not a sin, but to live and remain on that part can be catastrophic to one’s entire spiritual structure and development.

I guess the removal of that which we know in part is what the Lord is currently dealing with across his Body because he desires to bring every one of us into the fullness of his ways and life. For he has come to give us his life in fullness so that we in return can be true dispensers of his light to a generation eclipsed in gross darkness.

The Lord of recent have been speaking extensively regarding the whole issue of living In the spirit of an ascended life, and one of things that is prominent in this emphasis  is the issue of developing a new sense of what Could be define as an ascended faith. To adequately understand the whole concept of ascended faith we need to first all come to terms with the idea of an ascended life.

The ascended life is the epic call of the Spirit in this hour to bring every cell of our DNA INTO FULL ALIGNMENT WITH THE LIFE AND NATURE OF CHRIST. In other words, the ascended life is awakening into the full life and purpose of our existence before the fall in the Garden. It is moving from one dimension of glory of Christ to the next as we cover the earth of our lives with the knowledge of that glory.

Therefore, the ascended faith is a living seed, an operating system if you will, within the life of the Spirit of truth, designed to nurture, enhance, encourage, develop and keep us Mobil in our journey of reaching the assigned end of kingdom centered faith which is the salvation of your soul. for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your soul.

What Enoch is still saying today regarding faith?

There are several (truths) things the apprehended ones are stepping into that will require a reorientation of the ways of faith and moves of Spirit for proper and accurate grasping? This is the day of perfection (maturity) of all things including how we have understood and perceived faith.

 The reality of the days ahead demands that we learn not only to redeem the time for accelerated maturity, but to also resolve within our spirit-man not to be shaken by the threatening of the forces of darkness charging against us. In our previous messages and writings we have to somewhat extensively consider the reasons why living by bible prescribed concept of Faith is important to the whole reality spiritual lifestyle.

 The mystery the Father deposited within Enoch in terms of the nature of faith and other concepts of living a spirit-led life, in my opinion is yet to be maximized or exhausted.  Enoch can be said to be the portal of faith even before Abraham stepped into the tittle of been called the father of faith.

The word of God reveals to us THAT BY FAITH, Enoch walked with God. Now, that to me is the whole essence of the mystery of kingdom centered faith; learning to walk with God. In my opinion, Abraham learned from Enoch such that his understanding of the mystery of faith becomes more comprehensive and matured to the point that he earned the title, the father of faith.

 The release or what some will prefer to call the outpouring of the Spirit of the Lord in this new day requires a more developed and matured knowledge of the word of God which ultimately releases the seed of faith into our inner man. To try to step into understanding both the coming and the speaking’s of the Lord with old unrefined charismatic definition of faith will be absolutely impossible and counterproductive.  What the Lord is doing within his body today demand a revisiting again of all the basic foundations and pillars of our spiritual structure, which faith happens to be one of them.