Friday, March 25, 2011

The Authoring of An Unfinished Faith - Part 22 (The Faith of The New Testament)

Dearly Beloved,

I realize that my generation has approached the issue of The SOUL rather intellectually than revelationally and therefore the gates/perverted wisdom/stolen authority of Satan subtly prevails because we haven’t known The SOUL as we ought to! Satan is therefore more skilful in leading souls than ministers who now specialize in reaching the flesh of Souls not the heart of Souls and thereby limit congregations of believers from experiencing an internal reconstruction of the soul that is meant to make it an abode for Truth/Christ!

Satan has led many simple souls with dumb idols and many ‘wise men’ with sophisticated idols over ages! He has effortlessly twisted the soul constitution of many with vain deceits, philosophies, traditions of men and the rudiments of this world. Even Moses that was once  the meekest man in the earth couldn’t complete his syllabus in managing God’s flock (Souls) as he ought to, so how dare I tell you I really understand The Soul? Heb. 11:40 therefore declared, that those who handled a weaker testament could not be made perfect without the produce of the New Testament meant to produce full blown sons who would Declare God, i.e. a generation that would experience the full redemption of souls that would attain the measure of the stature of Christ – The True Definition of MAN!. Unfortunately, messages today mainly minister to many brains not to The Soul.

Heb. 11:40 ….God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Dan 12:3 And they that be wise (the wisdom of the epistles) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars (Sons in glorified states) forever and ever.

Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith/Gal. 6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

(i.e. Christ is dwelling in our Spirit unhindered but wants to dwell in our Souls before which he has to replace the former laws of our Hearts & Mind (Our Soul) with spiritual laws.

The Lord in great mercies is therefore opening the eyes of the ecclesia to see that the entire bible is the story of the soul! It documents the selfless and tireless efforts of God to reach an elusive being called The Soul, while very little was devoted to the Human Spirit. From Genesis 3:6 to the tail end of the synoptic Gospels when the perfect sacrifice was paid for the raising of man’s spirit that died in Eden, Souls Were Walking either in The Course of The World or The Paths of Righteousness! Apostle Peter therefore had to describe The End of The Faith as The Salvation of the Soul (1 Pet. 1:9), not The Salvation of The Spirit because that takes place at New Birth!

So, we can see that God has been in the battle to increase the life content in the souls of men while Satan has been scheming to reduce the residual life in souls and degrade it totally to beastly flesh, into an earthly/sensual/hellish order. Jam 3:15

James 4:1 From whence come wars and fighting among you? Come they not of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war…
(i.e. the spiritual capacities of the soul was reduced through lustful trafficking into a carnal sensual state now called the 5 senses, which can’t discern Christ/Truth

While battling to promote faith on earth, heaven witnessed various expression/kind of faith:

-       They saw The blood of Abel (His Life/Soul Walk) which spoke and called forth the restoration of a righteous seed called Enos (Gen. 4:26), whose coming reenacted The Life of Faith as men began to call upon the Lord.
-       They saw the Faith of Noah that survived doubts and mocking over a space of 120 years while building the ark.
-       They saw The Faith of Enoch with no record of ‘SUCCESS’ as clamored today but rather, a constant 300 years of walking and romancing the unseen until heaven branded the world as being unworthy of him by taking him
-       They saw The Faith of Elijah that made him to alter seasons and later disobeyed gravity at death.
-       They saw The Faith of David that brought him into various Prophetic Priestly Experiences whereby he gave tutorials on THE TABERNACLE IN HEAVEN, one of the keys to the priestly book of Hebrews, a strong meat indeed!
-       They saw The Faith of the Centurion, who as a gentile/unbeliever, humbly placed himself under the authority of the Lord’s words and manifested a faith that Jews fell short of.
-       They saw how the centurion man Believing In The Words of Jesus Before Seeing His Works, God therefore leaving him as witness to those who need to see signs like the Jewish nation and yet couldn’t believe!

Today, we primarily relate with a faith that brings material rewards! We preach the milky aspect of faith as if it represents the totality of faith and therefore secretly veil men to The Righteousness of God which can only be revealed by preaching Righteousness from Faith To Faith Rom. 1:16-17

Lk. 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls. (i.e. the true test of the strength of a believer is in his ability to wait)

You may therefore agree with me that The Faith of The New Testament is different from that which Old Testament saints experienced! Only the likes of Father Abraham, David etc through their Priestly Art of Waiting had a foretaste of that kind of Faith, but yet, they were all limited by its unavailability which God alone can operate through a man, because IT TAKES THE SON TO KNOW/REVEAL THE FATHER WHO WAS ONLY REVEALED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT!

Isa. 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder…
(i.e. The Church has received ‘a child’ and thereby The Blessings of His Hand – prosperity/healing movement etc – but we now need to receive The Person of ‘The Son’, The Speaker of the New Testament/New Creation through the ministry of His Face!

Matt. 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and No Man Knows The Son, But The Father; NEITHER KNOW ANY MAN THE FATHER, SAVE THE SON, and HE TO WHOMSOEVER THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM.
(This is where we have an undiscerned edge over all the Old Testament saints, but unfortunately, their Faith walk is weightier than ours as we seem to settle for WORKS!)

We can therefore see a kind of Faith that was obtained and described by the likes of Peter as a ‘Precious Faith’ (1Pet. 1:1), by Jude as ‘Most Holy Faith’ (Jude 1:20) by Apostle John as ‘Our Faith’ (1Jn. 5:4) and by Apostle Paul as ‘The Faith of The Son of God’.

2 Pet. 1:1 “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, To Them That Have Obtained Like Precious Faith With Us (i.e. to those that shared that kind of faith) through The Righteousness of God
(i.e. It takes the revelation of divinity to gradually migrate from The Foundational Faith unto The Finishing)

-       Faith here is The Faith of God/The Faith of The Son, an advanced course where we are instructed under The Latter Rain (i.e. The Rain of Righteousness/STRONG MEAT) which comes after The Moderate or Full Former Rain (i.e. Teacher of Righteousness –MEAT) and The Early Rain (Preparation/Introduction To Righteousness - MILK).

-       This order of Faith is traceable to allocations which Rom. 5 called An Abundance of Grace, meant to enable us enjoy His Righteousness/His Person the same way unbelievers/carnal believers enjoy sin.

-       This order of Faith engages the Soul in a Spiritual Walk and grants it the passport to lay hold of spiritual inheritance kept beyond the reach of corruption (i.e. in heavenly places).

-       This order of Faith was inherited by FEW who completed the course of ‘Falling Like A Grain of Seed’, died to the reputation/standards of this world and through their lives defined obedience as The demand of Things To Come.

-       This order of Faith prepared the Souls of the likes of the Apostles to experience the New Creation World (i.e. The World To Come) not just in their recreated Spirit but in their souls!

The New Testament edition of Heb. 11 kind of Faith/Soul Walk is currently being documented by heaven into what John the beloved called ‘Another Book’ in Rev. 20:12. Creation has been waiting for the raising of Many Sons who would download and churn out divine life from their Souls and thereby DECLARE GOD TO THEIR GENERATION!

We are at the mercy of UNDERSTANDING THE FAITH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT which is different from what we celebrate as faith today.

Bless You!

Tayo Fasan

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wisdom According To Solomon & Apostle Paul - Part 6

Dearly Beloved,

A colleague once asked me why I always make reference to Apostle Paul in most articles and I found myself replying thus "…without discerning what was committed to him on behalf of the Church, Understanding The New Testament would remain shut” i.e. our personal/group bible study would continue, millions of messages/programmes around various biblical subjects would we preached, miracles around The Outward Man would keep taking place, many would break forth from financial poverty but what keeps Satan up there as the Prince of The Power of The Air would remain intact and his arrangement/imprint in The Inward Man (the Soul) which the new birth/many religious meal can’t deal with would continually give direction to various daily conversations/pursuits. Eph. 2:2-3
2 Cor. 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. (Ministrations/activities today primarily seek to reach to the outward man because we have hardly discerned that the inheritance of wisdom is the portion of the inward man)

1 Cor. 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power (control) of any. (i.e. not all lawful things/ministrations fit into God’s Revealed Purpose)

1 Cor 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not (i.e. not all Christian activities tangent towards the ordination of the New Testament – TO RAISE THE SOULS OF SAINTS INTO AN ESTATE OF WISDOM THAT IS HIGHER THAN THAT OF THE PRINCES OF THIS WORLD).

I’m therefore greatly privileged under heaven to be one of the students of Apostle Paul! My mentors in the faith and a company called FEW in every generation who enroll under his living message centered on The Wisdom of God (Christ) cannot but adore the Father for the manner of love he bestowed on us to be called into such a fellowship. 1 Cor. 1-2
It may also interest you to note that Apostle Paul was the first saint under heaven to receive the download of Spiritual Wisdom which was hidden from angels from the beginning! The Disciples who first KNEW CHRIST IN THE FLESH had to extend a right hand of fellowship to Paul before they could truly actually KNOW CHRIST IN THE SPIRIT (i.e. KNOW TRUTH)! As relevant as Peter, James and John were to the birth of the Church in Acts 2, they had to later come under Apostle Paul’s Wisdom tutorials to understand/receive the Ministry of Wisdom and only thereafter were they authorized by the Godhead to write/instruct the Churches/saints about Christ!

Gal. 2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship…

2 Pet 3:15-16 … even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things (spiritual wisdom); in which are some things hard to be understood…

The mercy that my generation (the Church) earnestly need is an illumination on why the wisdom granted to Solomon was one with the least life-count when compared with the wisdom that the prophets apprehended, which enabled the likes of Ezekiel/Isaiah to break into prophetic Visions about the celestial/the stratum of the heavens and see how Satan fell and how he would ultimately be destroyed. Solomon’s wisdom was of a far lesser life-count than that of the Patriarchs and of the Sons of Adam (Enoch e.t.c). Solomon’s wisdom is incomparable to the wisdom of Adam which was overcome by the wisdom of a fallen angel! How come we are contented with the Wisdom of Solomon where many motivational messages have their root in? How come we have brazenly despised the calling of The New Testament to fellowship with a wisdom that is higher than the wisdom given to glorious angels who are still in charge of this age? (Heb. 2:5) How come we are not preparing to become wiser than Satan/his cohorts and thereby make up the company of overcomers who’ll lay hold of Divine Life/The Wisdom of Christ before meeting him face to face?
Acts 7:12 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the Excellency of Knowledge is, that Wisdom Giveth Life To Them That Have It. (i.e. the quality of wisdom is known by the measure of spiritual life it carries). Money though a weak power is very mighty before men who have been weakened by the fall and therefore can’t see/relate with the power kept for the true Church! Little wonder why Money can’t address the disobedience like cancer, a bodily affliction from Satan. Money has also not been able to purchase Peace/Contentment for millions who have it. Was Adam governing the earth with money? What medical advancement was employed in rejuvenating the body of Abraham/Sarah at the age of 90/100? The church has an untapped power superior to money and Solomon realized it late

The church needs to discern why Satan is always rattled when we tend to seek our realm - The Unseen/Spiritual Realm which was once more real Adam than the physical realm before he fell! Satan plotted man’s fall using the glories of the physical realm like also tried with our Lord Jesus in Matthew. 4 and he’s still cheating the Church today by promoting ministrations that stresses solely the natural where he has dragged man into. That was the summary of his message to Adam. HE PROMOTED THE NATURAL AND RELEGATED THE SPIRITUAL! He doesn’t mind the preaching of financial prosperity for decades because that way, the wisdom of the epistles won’t be unveiled and his wisdom/wiles/operations would remain veiled. He has an advantage over anything physical because angelic wisdom is higher than the physical which has been put in subjection of them (Heb. 2:5). He has used it as bait for generations of ministers. He has weaved ‘his blessing’ (lust) around the physical life and promotes it so man won’t use The Goggle of Faith To Explore The Invincible & thereby inherit it! That was how he once drew Adam (A Son of God – Lk. 3:38) and other Sons of Men (who had a spiritual stature that pierced where he now occupies) away from spiritual life. He did it to principalities & powers who later fell, he did it to Adam, Eve, Cain, Nimrod, Esau, Saul, Judas, Demas and he’s still doing so on a platter of gold to believers who haven’t sighted the Wisdom of The New Testament!

We are therefore at the mercy of looking like our Lord Jesus did, like Moses did! Looking for what can make the soul to escape the corruption weaved around everything physical so that it can lay hold of what was kept in heavenly places, beyond the reach of corruption, i.e. A Spiritual Blessing called The Wisdom of Christ! 2 Pet. 1:4/Eph. 1:3
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy (an unseen reality) that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb. 11:27 By faith he (Moses) forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. (i.e. we are being cheated when we only hear ministrations that talk about the visible/physical world)

1 Cor 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (i.e. there are glorious things beyond the physical sighting of the eyes and being rooted in it before getting to heaven is the only way we can inherit it)

So what separated Apostle Paul and distinguished his walk/exploits from others initially was traceable to his encounters, the revelations he received of the Lord and such experiences (visitations) are still present today, as long as there is a selfless focus on unveiling/exalting Christ whom God has made possessor of all things and an administrator of the World to Come!
When the focus of the message is to prepare the soul to become an abode for him, he’ll show up! Anything less, we would keep receiving the blessings of his hands which even unbelievers have access to! 1 Cor. 2:2/Heb. 1:2/Matt. 5:45
Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee. (The disciples made Apostles hadn’t encountered the Lord in such revelational manner and were therefore behind in their comprehension of Truth/Spiritual Wisdom)

Heb. 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (i.e. appearances through revelational teachings that reveal Christ and therefore the father end up saving the soul)

May the blessed Church of Christ find grace to hearken to the counsel of the Lord to His Church, to cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter (the inward man), that the outside of them may be clean also i.e. clothing the Soul with Truth and trusting God to take care of things without (the additions of all other things promised in Matt. 6:33).

Bless You!

Tayo Fasan

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Authoring of an 'Unfinished Faith' - Part 21

Dearly Beloved,

I feel humbled knowing I have been the first student of each of these articles. I perceive that is the one of the uniqueness of inspirations that has to do with the Faith of The Son of God! You never ‘qualify’ to teach it or study your way into it. You simply come under the mercy of the New Testament to be instructed in it, comprehend it in measures and then share it as inspired. I earnestly hope we would find great mercy before the Lord to fellowship with many other wells of salvation that would further open us to what really is The Gospel of Christ and how only a Faith to Faith Walk can lay hold of The Hope kept in The Gospel. (Gal. 2:20/Rom. 1:16-17/1 Tim. 6:12/2 Tim. 4:7/Heb. 6:18)

May I reiterate again with all sincerity that what has been preeminently embraced as the gospel today (i.e. what bothers positively on our natural life or what can be seen with the physical eyes) is actually only an introduction/auxiliary to The Gospel! Through this, we have seen The Early Rain (Introduction to Righteousness) but the Lord is saying to His Church ‘You must thirst and prepare for The Latter Rain’ i.e. we must come under Ministrations of Righteousness which would ultimately bring The Rain of Righteousness or The Power of God kept in the nucleus of The Gospel. 2 Cor. 3:8-9

James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive The Early and Latter Rain.

Summarily put, The Early Rain is the ministration under the name which angel Gabriel declared unto Mary (i.e. Jesus/Emmanuel) which had a measure of glory and entertained many gracious earthly exploits and was fulfilled/expired on the cross while The Latter Rain is the Ministration of The Word of Righteousness or The Ministration of A More Excellent Name (2 Cor. 3:9/Heb. 5:13/Heb. 1:4) which the Son obtained only after obeying the Father to the uttermost/after resurrection, prophesied about by Prophet Jeremiah

Jer. 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of Righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land, Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

The Glorious Church is at the mercy of ministrations/spiritual blessings/declaration of this more excellent name, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is where The Lord as heir of all things can share his eternal riches with those who OBEY HIM (not with those who BELIEVE HIM) i.e. where Christians can inherit God/partake of divinity in the days of his flesh! (Heb. 1:2/Heb. 5:9/Mark 9:39)

Jn. 3:12 If I have told you earthly things (things which takes place on earth e.g. New Birth, Healings, ‘Prosperity’ etc), and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things (i.e. things which he couldn’t declare and had to later commit to His Apostles to communicate to the Church – i.e. The Latter Rain)

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name (his initial name) shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues… (The Church today is yet to operate this aspect of his name/authority like the early church did in the book of Acts under the Early Rain all because of a lack of SIMPLICITY & GODLY INSINCERITY)

2 Cor 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

So, what we have branded, packaged and exalted as OUR NEEDS is a surprise to the cloud of witness in heaven because it is now the source of direction for messages today and this is at the expense of the wisdom which made Moses seek/see the invincible and thereby lived above it (The World)! The inspiration of Heb. 11:27 is that ‘when we don’t clearly see things that are higher than the glories of the world, divine things higher than OUR NEEDS, we would keep living below the wisdom of this world (Vanity) and we would keep loving The World unknowingly!

So there are ministrations in the bible (The Milk of The Word) that can’t deal with what made man carnal/earthly but would enable you Believe in The Son and this is God’s wisdom to reach (catch) many who have been weakened by The Course of The World. Such are ministrations like miracles which reach the OUTWARD MAN - you can see with the physical eyes so it’s a Carnal Ministration. IT IS FROM GOD BUT DOESN’T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO OVERCOME THE WORLD! There are also ministrations that reach out to the INWARD MAN (THE SOUL) which can’t be seen with the physical eyes and such is classified in the epistles as Spiritual Ministrations. IT IS OF GOD/IT IS BORN OF GOD AND HAS THE CAPACITY TO DISCERN/OVERCOME THE WORLD! Such meals are higher in operation that the former and it can enable us complete the unfinished syllabus of Adam which was to eat the Tree of Life/complete the syllabus of The Faith of The Son of God wherein we can attain perfection. Such meals carry The Wisdom of Christ that can unmask the operations/wiles of Satan and how he designed corruption/lusts in such a way that one won’t mentally accent/perceive it but yet possess it for decades unknowingly! No wonder it took a saint in the stature of Moses to slow down the reign of corruption and it took a priestly stature of Christ to annihilate it! (Rom. 5:14/2 Pet. 1:4)

2 Tim. 1:10 …Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death (the end product of the reign of corruption), and hath brought life and immortality to light through The Gospel (i.e. The Rain of Righteousness/Latter Rain)

1 Jn. 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even Our Faith. (i.e. not all faith meals can discern/overcome the world)

I feel pained knowing that years are rolling into decades and SEEKING THINGS still supersedes SEEKING THE RIGHTEOUSNESS HIDDEN IN THE GOSPEL! No wonder we have not come into a definition of FELLOWSHIP in 1 Jn. 1:3! I would therefore submit that one of the greatest tasks of a true minister of the New Testament is to confront/preach out the Fellowship of The World buried in the souls of believers because this is the only way such can walk against the course of This world! All manner of pursuits in Church today are traceable to the crafts/wiles of Satan. It has informed many fasting and prayers and it has made many to unconsciously use their entire lives solving problems and priding in the results they get from such! Satan has engaged many on the race of seeking what was neither lost nor their inheritance in God. Men now race to gain what God didn’t empower man to keep at the expense of loosing what really belongs to them and pay no attention to the development of the transformed state that we need to reign with Christ in the ages to come! I’m talking of an arrangement that made even Apostle John to marvel when he saw the beauty of The World (Babylon) after journeying from a geographical Patmos into the throne. No wonder it was called Mystery Babylon i.e. it takes the secrets/hidden wisdom of the Lord to discern it. For John the Divine, it took an encounter with the throne! For us today, it would start by Extensively Seeking The Mercy of God Unto Eternal Life. Jude 1:21

I feel encouraged to realize that the lord has actually expired the imprint of The Wisdom/The Course of The World in the lives of the likes of the Apostles who could die to the love of their lives, the love which when present enables Satan to captivate even a heavily ‘anointed minister’! We have claimed it for years but the apostles inherited it by Walk From Faith to Faith until every carnal constitution was swallowed up by the life of Christ. They had so much life that the Lord had to reveal to some of them before they put off their earth suit/their body (2 Pet. 1:14). Today, almost every obituary reads ‘call to Glory’ even though heaven is yet to receive a single believer into a Glory Realm once such despised the precept upon precept journeying with what the apostles handed down as Commandments To obey The Faith of the New Testament.

Now unto him that is of power to establish you according to Apostle Paul’s Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery (God relocating from the throne to dwell in man through Christ – Col. 1:26), which was kept secret since the world began, which has been made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, is being made known to all nations for the obedience of Faith.
(Rom. 16:25-26 paraphrased)

Bless You!

Tayo Fasan