Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Authoring of an ‘Unfinished Faith’! - Part 13

Dearly Beloved,

I looked into the epistles and I realize that as far as the heavens is from the earth, so far is The English Dictionary’s definition of Blindness and Enlightenment from The Lord’s definition.

I then tried to reconcile this contrast with the grave elusive responsibility before the Church of treating a blindness that can never be treated by any miracle on a crusade ground or by any Outer Court Operation of the gifts of the Spirit and I can only agree with Apostle paul that there is a depth of Riches and Wisdom in Christ to help his Church to ultimately fulfill this mandate! Rom. 11:33

I now know why many Christians are yet to begin the Patient Race set before us all, where blindness can only be dealt with through a Holy Place Walk with various specifications of truth delivered by the disciples-made-apostles, concealed in the epistles! Heb. 12:1

By blindness, I mean the fallen inspiration that made Adam to condescend to a degraded wisdom where he saw fig leaves as a substitute to his former clothing of God’s Glory.

By blindness, I mean the ‘wisdom’ that led Cain to depart from the presence of God and yet ‘prosper before men’ by building a city. Gen. 4:17

By blindness, I mean that which prompted the questions from Elisha’s servant, Nicodemus, the disciples and even Father Abraham when he earlier had a carnal definition of God’s Eternal Promise.

By blindness, I mean that which makes Christians to unconsciously assume that Sacrifices (the operation of God’s hand/blessing that thrives on Faith Towards God) could be an acceptable substitute for Obedience (the operation of God’s Face that unlocks the Faith of The Son).

By blindness, I mean the limitation of eloquent Apollos who though mighty in scriptures, only knew about the Baptism of John until he was enlightened by Aquila and Priscilla. Acts 18:24-27

By blindness, I mean that which Apostle Paul’s ministry was primarily raised to confront. Acts 26:18

By blindness, I mean that which informed the barbecue approach from the Hebrew/Corinthian Churches to The Milk of God’s Word at the expense of The Meat of God’s Word. Heb. 5:12-13/1 Cor. 3:2

By blindness, I mean the natural strength that some ministers fall back on to ensure a ministry’s outward ‘configuration’ is built ‘by all means’ and prioritized above the internal building of the saints on their Most Holy Faith.

By blindness, I mean that which incapacitates Christians from relating with Truths/Eternal Realities/Substances of An Undiscerned World To Come wherein Righteousness would dwell like iniquity currently dwells in This Passing World, leaving many to see the present heaven as a place of rest when God clearly confirmed through Old/New Testament prophets that it would pass away!

2 Pet. 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for New Heavens and a New Earth, wherein dwells righteousness. i.e. The Present Heavens would pass away in fulfillment of Isa. 51:6 and give way for The New which we must understand/conform to before departing here

1 Tim. 4:8 ... godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of The Life That Now Is, and of that Which Is To Come (i.e. The life to come is not that which the present heavens is expressing. David confirmed that God has been humbling himself to behold/dwell in the present heavens while Isaiah clarified that the current heavens is a throne where he hasn’t found rest in)
Pls see Ps. 113:6/Isa. 66:1

By blindness, I mean veils that limit believers to caressing biblical promises that pertain to their physical/personal/earthly lives and ostracize many from fellowshipping with the blessed insights from Romans to Revelation which in turn should wean them from every other Earthly Races other than the Patient Race and cause an understanding of the sayings/parables of Christ in Matthew-John.

By blindness, I mean what which prompted the illumination by The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to minds that once dwelt in darkness, an experience that only took place after they had graduated from Faith Towards God and excelled in the syllabus of Faith in The Lord and Love Towards ALL Brethren. Eph. 4:18/5:8/1:17-18/15

By blindness, I mean The Love of This Present World that caused Demas to depart from Apostle Paul despite the fact that he had endured with him on his first missionary trip to Asia. 2 Tim. 4:10

I am therefore trying to say that:

1. That The Beginning of Faith is the Foundation for Faith for all believers and the materials for this are the elementary principles of the doctrines of Christ detailed in Heb. 6:1-2 which gave birth to Faith Towards God (that gave birth to prosperity/healing move), Doctrines of Baptisms (that gave birth to The Baptist Movement), Repentance from dead Works (that gave birth to ministries/messages against sinful living e.t.c.) BUT NONE OF THESE CAN OPEN THE EYES OF THE UNDERSTANDING OF A BELIEVER!

2. The above experiences (initial faith walk) don’t take place in what was clearly symbolized in the Old Testament as the Holy Place and it takes a migration here to experience the 1st pair Spirit (The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him) where treatment for blindness begins.

3. The main fact that a believer has been in Church for decades doesn’t confirm that the Eyes of their Understanding has been enlightened. We can only build on what a foundational Apostle like Paul laid, lest spirits would supervise our ignorance and Christianity would continue to be a religion and not a revealed life from the Spirit. 1 Cor. 3:10. When we do,

a). Heaven would begin to watch how such believers ‘Continue in the Sincere Milk of His Word’ and appreciate the tailored made trials that help them to shed the carnal nature in the Soul.

b). Heaven would also weigh how such believers have added the costly act of Loving other believers, irrespective of their denominations and their carnality.

c). Then fervent prayers would have to be made by or on behalf of such a one like Apostle Paul did for the Ephesian Saints, for ‘veils be taken off their Eyes’.

d). Then Knowledge of Truth would gradually be opened, our individual theologies begin to wither and we would then Discern The Spirit from The Letter. 1 Tim. 2:4/2 Tim. 3:7

e). Then we would comprehend why the issue of Our Spiritual Inheritance has been weighty to God from the days of Abraham/Esau and also appreciate its emphasis throughout the epistles.

f). Then we would see why The Lord is calling us to experience a Faith in Him, the only Faith specimen that is superior to/overcomes the might of The Wisdom of This World! Acts 26:18

My prayer is that The Church/Christians would move from Eph. 1:15 to Eph. 1:17-18 so that veils upon Ephesians chapters 2 to 6 & other epistles would be lifted we then undress Satan’s wiles and apprehend Christ Hidden Wisdom ordained for our Glory! 2 Cor. 2:11/1 Cor. 2:7.

Bless You!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Authoring of an ‘Unfinished Faith’! - Part 15


I looked at eternity past, and I realize that Satan, a one-time elite in spiritual things, employs a light called darkness (Matt.  6:23/Jn. 3:19) that man could use in prospering outside grace (Pls read Prov. 1:32/Ps. 73:12/73:17-18)

The enemy has preyed on generations of men who don’t settle for sincerity, i.e. the sincere milk of the word (1Pet. 2:2) and has limited many Christians from morphing through the BELIEVING PHASE to the KNOWING PHASE of the Christian faith. Such inverted lights were described by Apostle Paul as Philosophies, Traditions/Doctrines of men, Rudiments of This World which fights the propagation of truth and remain subtle enemies of Grace. Jn. 1:9/Col. 2:8/22/Heb. 13:9

I look into the day called today (Heb. 3:7), and I’m amazed at the unhealthy assumptions with which many Christians believe they can ignore depths of truths (revelations) and escape being a subject of Satan’s Wiles/inverted wisdom (2Cor. 2:11) and ultimately finish their course.

I now attempt to look forward into eternity, and I see how God’s hope of reaping ‘Trees of Righteousness’ (matured sons) and not just ‘Shrubs’ (children) has been increasingly limited by virtue of the attitude and mindset of contentment with conventional Christianity/elementary ABC aspect of the faith-to-faith meal, which ostracizes many from desiring the depths of both THE WISDOM AND RICHES OF CHRIST! Jam. 5:7/Isa.61:3/Rom. 11:33

1 Cor. 3:3 For ye are yet CARNAL: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men/unbelievers?
i.e. They were toiling with their eternal reward/inheritance by not receiving Spiritual Ministrations that would heal their Carnal Souls

Lk. 23:43 And Jesus said unto him (the thief on the cross), Verily I say unto thee, today shall thou be with me in paradise.
i.e. He got to heaven but with no fruits and a lame soul that hadn’t walked from Faith to Faith

So, when I, like many, once thought I was ‘Enjoying My Life’ during my youthful days, my soul was actually being depleted of the residual life in my soul.

Satan knew that every man would need a light (wisdom) to thrive in the natural, so before The True Light (Christ Jesus) came knocking, he had dressed a kind of light called ‘darkness’ that the natural/carnal mind can easily embrace/‘proper with’. So by the time the Lord was introducing the issue of Life Unto Souls, men had married Another Life/Light whose only desire was to be elites in the natural but Simple/elementary in the Spirit!

Matt. 6:23 ‘If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! i.e. Darkness is the ‘Light’ of some who don’t lack ‘results’

This is the Light that Satan presents to every soul from childhood to adulthood and men have enjoyed/profited with it and it has become man’s confidence and pride!
  1. No wonder the producer of MTV Base could boast that he controls the minds of teenagers through his ‘ministrations’ from earthly thrones of pleasures!
  2. No wonder Israel still awaits the first coming of Jesus!
  3. No wonder the trials of Job or of Jesus on the Mount can hardly ever be understood by children because it has to do with contentions against Sons from a one-time light-bearer called Lucifer!

This is the inverted light that was responsible for fleshy chapters of the life of old faithful from Genesis-Revelation, from Adam to Father Abraham to the even unto Apostle Peter! Gal. 2:11-14/Acts 10:13-17

This light is the reason why some Christians are deceived into believing that they can eat of the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil (accommodate the love of the world) and also eat of the Tree of Life (qualify for fellowship with the Father) 1 Jn. 2:15

This light was the wisdom employed by past and present religious leaders who handed various down religion to generations by introducing doctrines of men and intellectually appealing philosophies that has led to disunity in the body of Christ today.

  1. The presence of such light in an anointed David was what made him to sincerely cry out “Lord, enlighten my darkness”! Ps. 18:28
  2. The presence of such that light in the Church was why Apostle Paul was raised with a commission to ‘turn men/believers from Darkness to Light’. Acts 26:18.
  3. The presence of such light in believers was why Jesus Christ inherited a has engaged a more excellent name/ministry as the Apostle and High Priest of the profession of faith through which he perfects saints whose sight has been recovered (blind souls, not just blind eyes). Heb. 1:4/3:1/Lk. 4:18
  4. The presence of such light was why the Faith of many continues to rest in the Wisdom of Men (intellectually sound but spiritually bankrupt teachings) 1 Cor. 2:5 
  5. The presence of such light in a believer is what unconsciously fights God when He attempts to wean Christians from the Initial Faith Foundation of the Milk of The Word (Faith Towards God) unto Higher Faith meals (Faith of The Son) meant to guarantee our being built as lively stones for an habitation for God. Eph. 2:22/1Pet. 2:5
 The Apostles left us without an excuse by declaring through their epistles to us that it took a High Wisdom for Satan to dress darkness as light/human wisdom (Eze. 28:12-15/1 Cor. 2:7) and it takes a Higher Wisdom That Was Hidden In Christ (Eph. 3:10) and unknown to Satan to undress/subdue it. Interestingly, the perimeter of this Hidden Wisdom was only spelt out in The Faith/Walk of The Son and not around Faith Towards God where The Church on the average has settled!

May we find Mercy and Grace to humbly appreciate The Purpose of Revelation which was ordained to engraft saints into a higher faith walk where we should bring forth Precious fruits and not remain as Seeds, Amen!

James 5:7 … Behold, the husbandman waits for the Precious Fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receives the early (Beginning of Faith Fruits) and latter rain (End of Faith Fruits).

Bless You!

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Authoring of An Unfinished Faith - Part 11

Dearly Beloved,

I realize that I love Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin of blessed memory the same way I love a foundational Apostle like Paul!

I love their insightful veil rending/Faith to Faith teaching messages that has established generations of saints who opened up to their ministry to the body of Christ!

I love the skills with which they wisely weeded out theologies and doctrines of men that promote teachings outside the perimeter of the garden of truth ordained by Christ for His Body

I love the qualitative and quantitative work which they carried out during their earthly sojourn to ensure that believers are established on The Milk and The Meat of God’s Word respectively

I love to see The body of Christ have more of such spiritual ministries that would selflessly dispense the Spirit-Life with abounding Grace and cause more Children to graduate into Sons!

I realize that the Lord employed a Spiritual Wisdom in reaching out to every soul that had earlier been led by what was confirmed by Apostle John as idols.

I see the wisdom with which He projects a long term plan to disengage souls from affections they lavished on the fallen life by stirring up Faith to Believe in Him

I see the wisdom with which He gradually strengthens their confidence in his ability to Meet Their Physical Needs while preparing them to Meet His Spiritual Need.

I see the Patience He then employs as he watches young believers wax stronger in their ‘Faith Towards God’ as they carry out various natural exploits around what they see as their Needs.

I realize the Lord later adds an uninteresting ingredient called Patience to this initial Faith, thus expecting them to Trust in Him when he seems to delay in answering their prayers.

I see a wisdom with which the Lord then begins to wean believers here from that initial elementary Faith/Doctrine of Christ unto a higher Faith Meal that begins to change the Soul-State through Trials

I see how the Lord begins to then teach them the art of waiting where such would begin to shed the former ‘Egyptian’ life/carnal nature acquired during a previous Love/Walk in The World

I see how the ability to now add ‘Love unto all brethren’ to their Faith later brings those who yield to The Lord here to a place where their Faith would be christened as Faith In The Lord Jesus!

I realize the Lord then prepares those that have excelled in the Faith/Patience/Love Walk for the first experience of the Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation in the Knowledge of Him

I see how the operation of this 1st pair Spirit then causes an Enlightenment of The Eyes of Their Understanding where veils are gradually dealt with and Faith to Know Him is Received!

I see how the Lord then commends his Righteous Judgments to such a Believer-Made-Disciple to see God’s plan to Save the Soul and make it wear a higher glory than that which Adam wore!

I see that only then would the Lord open up such disciples to The Realm called Truth and increasingly grant such the skills to handle The Word of Righteousness, The Faith of The Son of God! Selah
Bless You!