Friday, June 25, 2010


Dearly Beloved,

There is an unfathomable Volume of Life concealed in every inspired scripture and I doubt if we can afford not to ‘wrestle with the Lord’ to receive Mercy and Grace to trade our humanity for His divinity and in doing so, I hope to pay homage to what Eph. 4:17-18 has to say about the above subject i.e.

…walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, BECAUSE OF THE BLINDNESS OF THEIR HEART…

Apostle Paul must have perceived that the Ephesians Church would become a victim of an assumption that has become a norm today, one of equating the New Birth/Conventional Church Going/’Bible Believing’ Experience with Walking with The Lord, so he began to confront their hearts with an understanding that the dividend of their previous walk in the course/wisdom of this world had left their souls with a degraded nature that the New Birth Experience couldn’t address. He told them a hard truth, “There Is Hardly Any Spiritual Growth Without Understanding Why & How Satan Trimmed Down The ‘Life of God That once Resided In The Souls of Men’ before men were reduced to flesh. (Eph. 2:2/Rom. 5:14/Gen. 6:3/12).

Apostle Paul was therefore illustrating why the Lord Jesus earlier christened the ‘fallen life’ that Christians once ‘married’ before coming to Him as ‘Darkness’ and he tried to reveal why ‘that life’ was the light/wisdom through which Satan exalted Things Created/The Ephemeral above The Creature/Things Eternal. He therefore exposed Satan’s snare that effortlessly gets believers to trade their birthright (Spiritual Inheritance) for ‘morsels of bread’ like Esau did. (1 Pet. 1:4/Eph. 1:14/18)

Apostle Paul  knew many saints would find it hard to come to terms with the Gravity of What They Lost In The First Adam after falling short of fellowship with The Tree of Life so he was challenging them to open their hearts to the commission of Recovering of Sight To Those who are Born Again but assume that initial experience has dealt with the Blindness that came upon men after the fall. (Lk. 4:12/Acts 26:18).

He also knew that like the Lord’s disciples of old, many saints would return from following him if He chooses to suddenly wean them from the initial course called The Milk of The Word where the excitement of believers is traceable to God’s ability to meet their earthly needs and not His ability to give them what he has never shared with those who haven’t had an Intimate Knowledge of Him, so he was challenging them to deal with the blindness that could only be treated when The Eyes of their Understanding is Enlightened so that they can experience Revelation of His Will and Grow in Grace. (Jn. 8:31/Isa. 28:9/Job 13:15/2 Pet. 3:18)

He therefore confirmed to posterity that ‘a believers would ‘make heaven’ once such fulfill and retain their new birth status but warned against the prevalent lackadaisical attitude in believers that ignores the individual task of dealing with blindness that accompanied the previous rapport/walk of believers with The Wisdom/Principles of The World! Apostle Paul was trying to illustrate to them, the design of ‘The Faith Life’ as the only antidote to Finishing their Course Strong! (Jn. 3:3/2 Tim. 4:7/Eph. 3:9).

Interestingly, Peter seconded Paul’s motion in 2 pet. 1:9 by stipulating some of recipe that we need in journeying to deal with this blindness. This is a knowledge that transpires from the place of Intimacy with The Lord where the Lord ‘impregnates’ the Soul with Truth Substances for A WALK BEYOND CONVENTIONAL CHRISTIANITY! (2 Pet. 1:5-7/Ps. 19:14/Matt. 25:12/Lk. 13:27/3 Jn. 1:3/1:12)

No wonder God had to define the timeframe between which a saint initially Sights The Kingdom (New Birth Experience) and when such graciously continues in the art of Laying Down His Life daily until An Entrance into The Kingdom is administered as THE SALVATION OF THE SOUL. (Jn. 3:3/Jn. 15:13/Matt. 10:39/Lk. 9:23/Jn. 15:13/1 Cor. 15:31/2 Pet. 1:11/2 Pet. 1:9).

A clue to this in the Old testament is confirmed by Moses, a man heavily anointed and mightily used by God who only Sighted The promised land (a type of ‘The kingdom/REST’ in the old testament) but never ENTERED it because he had gotten to a realm where PROMPT AND COMPLETE OBEDIENCE was in high demand, A REALM OF WALKING CIRCUMSPECT AS ‘A SON’ AND NOT AS A CHILD OF GOD WOULD’!  Scripture gives us this account so that we, unto whom the end of the age has come would be ‘without excuse’. (1 Cor. 10:11/2 Cor. 10:6/Rom. 1:20/Rom. 2:1).

The Lord desires to deal with The Nature that made Moses to err that still resides in many of us, one that resides deep in the Soul and it must be dealt with by A Wisdom Concealed In The Epistles, a prescription that would enable the Saints to complete their Walk With God.

Those who respond to the call and demand of Grace to deal with any Carnal Soul-State before they meet with the Lord face-to-face are those who actually Labour to Enter into Their REST/Spiritual Inheritance. (Matt. 11:28/Jn. 6:27/1 Cor. 3:8/1 Cor. 15:12/2 Cor. 5:9/Col. 3:24/Heb. 4:11/Heb. 11:8). Selah!

May this be our portion before we ultimately check-out of the earth, Amen.

Bless You!
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Dearly Beloved,
I found grace to fetch a burden a long while ago, after weighing the great disparity between that which the natural estate of the eye/mind of a believer has been accustomed to as a norm in Christianity and that which only the Eyes Of The Our Heart (if accessed/exercised) would appraise as being at variance with God’s eternal Counsel on The Wisdom Ordained for His Church.

I therefore agreed with old faithful like Job and Apostle Paul that there is a generation that can hear him by the hearing of the ears and another whose eyes would see him during their sojourn on earth.  (Job 42:5/Eph. 1:11/18; Acts 26:8/Eph. 3:10)


The first eye which God gave mankind in Adam was traceable to God’s Awesome Breath. (Gen. 2:7). This was man’s God-Given instrument to discern the Spiritual and reconcile it with the natural. Those eyes were once exercised in giving names to various animals with an unprecedented precision. With that eye, Adam related with God when he strolled into the garden and he governed the air (i.e. The realm of authority over the earth that was hijacked by Satan which is meant to be recovered by The Church). Gen. 1:26/Dan.10:13/Eze. 28:2/Eph. 2:2.

That eye was strictly meant to comprehend the Counsel of God. (Exo. 28:30/Num. 27:21/Eph. 1:11/Acts 20:27/1Cor:2:16)

Unfortunately, the first man lost that eye/jugement after fellowshipping with the tree of the knowledge of Good & Evil, the very Knowledge of Sin/death which still introduces Corruption/Worldly Wisdom to her patrons till date. After Adam lost that eye, heaven had Nothing to say about his Walk With God which was after the order of the living soul and not the quickening Spirit! But for Christ, the destiny of generations were eternally mortgaged by that decision and two key questions we should ask are:

·         What Are the 21st Century Substitutes and Representatives of This Tree That Robs Man Of Access to God’s Counsel

·         Does The New Birth Experience Restore This Eye?

In keeping this article brief, I would not attempt to answer the previous question, trusting The Spirit of God to help us individually, but I would try to give clues that should enable us answer the later. You may recall that Apostle Paul appraised the Ephesians Church as having fulfilled two key Spiritual Syllabus which ‘enabled heaven’ open them up to the next chapter that brought about an Enlightenment of The Eyes of their Hearts/Understanding.

He then prayed for them after they had fulfilled two spiritual protocols i.e. A Walk In Love Towards All Brethren and Prospering  In The Exercise of Faith in what they had only BELIEVED but not KNOWN (Eph. 1:15/Col. 1:4/1 Thes. 1:3/2 Thes. 1:3). Selah!

We can therefore deduce that a believer who hasn’t gone through the chapter of Walk in Love Towards Other Believers and Faith Towards God cant graduate into the next level meant to be The beginning of Spiritual Maturity! We would therefore see the need to pray for the Lord’s children who have built a monument around their ‘New Birth Experience’ and are At Ease regarding the next Process and Purpose of migrating from being ‘Children of God’ to becoming ‘Sons of God’… i.e. Knowing 'Salvation as an Ongoing Process' which ends when we meet the Lord face to face (Please read 1 Pet. 1:23/1 Jn. 3:1&2/Heb. 12:7)

The purpose of the Epistles is therefore to bring about a distinct growth from the realm of BELIEVING IN GOD (as believers) to the realm of KNOWING/WALKING WITH GOD (as sons/priests unto God) which precedes the ultimate realm of GOD WALKING IN US (2Cor. 6:16). This is the difference between what we can relate with as Jesus earthly ministry in Matthew Mark Luke & John’ and a More Excellent Ministry where He is now unsealing the epistles and dispensing truths/things to come (Jn. 16:12-13)

2Cor. 6:16 … for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

The experience of thief on the Cross give a clear illustration about attaining or falling short of spiritual maturity. He ended up ‘believing/a believer’ on that faithful day but His Faith couldn’t be tried in the Process of Time before him and he transited the earth as a baby in issues of faith. He didn’t experience the chastening of the Lord where God would snatch his carnal life and therefore couldn’t access ‘Sonship’ (Heb. 12:6-7). Spots, Wrinkles and Blemishes resident in the Soul hadn’t been dealt with. He believed in ‘The Cross’ but Never Carried ‘The Cross’! (Lk. 9:23). BELOVED, HE MISSED OUT IN A QUALITATIVE BEGINNER FAITH WALK, AN EXPEREINCE OF THE SOUL WHICH THE LIKES OF ENOCH ONLY CONSISTENTLY BEGUN AT THE AGE OF 65!

Apostle Paul therefore calls us to engage the patient race that has been set before every true believer (Heb. 12:1), which is meant to deal with die-hard carnality/works of the flesh that we acquired before we came to Christ (2 Cor. 12:8-9). Saints like David who dared to engage heaven in a dimension of such Walk prophetically called it ‘The Path of Righteousness (Ps. 23:3), Solomon called it ‘The Ancient Path’ (Prov. 22:28), Prophet Isaiah called it ‘The Highways of Holiness’ (Isa 35:8), Jeremiah called it ‘The Way to Zion (Jer. 50:5) and Apostle Paul described it as a Walk in ‘THE NEWNESS OF LIFE’ (Rom. 6:4)

You would therefore agree with me that the initial new birth/born again experience that quickened our human spirit from spiritual death is ‘free of charge’, but the ultimate experience of the soul called 'rest' is only accessible via a walk after dosages of enlightenment of our hearts/understanding! Rom. 5:17&10:10/Heb. 4:1

I hope to conclude this article by further shedding light on the above inspiration, explaining why the church is at the mercy of the enthronement of a gospel (an embodiment of Truth/God’s Life),  committed to the early apostles by the Lord for the restoration of the Eyes of Our Hearts. (Pls see Acts 26:18/Rom. 2:16)

Bless You!

Tayo Fasan
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