Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wisdom According to Solomon & Apostle Paul – Part 7

Dearly Beloved,

I realize that the original definition of Life designed by the Godhead was stolen from The Earth when men married a course called The World! Alien Ways and Thoughts was later introduced by The Prince of This World so as to craftily incarcerate the original life, so we now hear sayings like ‘I want to enjoy my life’, when the ‘I’ and the ‘Life’ being referred to on almost all such occasion is A Life that can be traced centuries back to The Tree of Knowledge, not to The Tree of Life! The ‘I’ and the ‘Life’ that men want to selfishly enjoy are one and it is The Unsaved Life that Christ asked us to trade in for His Victorious Life. Gen. 3:6/Eph. 2:2/Jn. 12:24/Jn. 13:30

Jn. 12:25 He that loves (i.e. withholds the former life/nature) his life shall lose it; and he that hates (i.e. despises) his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Gal. 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption (the weakening of the soul); but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting (the divine nature).

So what many have been accustomed to is the life that The Cross/Christ came to crucify so he could introduce man to ‘A Higher Life’ which was wisely documented and encrypted in the synoptic gospels/epistles. Believers made disciples only access this life when they lay down/die to the life rooted in self while journeying to fellowship with His Life, the life currently being used in throne of God! So those who wake up from their deep slumber at New Birth then see a polished edition of an arrangement called Life, which has a hope that elevates of man’s kingdom and subtly despises the cry of 'They Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done On Earth'.

The enemy knows that the primary place where God can express himself is His Footstool (the earth) so he vehemently fights every of God's attempt to introduce the divine order of life by arranging the minds of men to celebrate vanity and despise True Life in The Spirit! Isa. 66:1/Matt. 6:10

How did Satan steal the original life meant for man? Very simple! He quickly introduced ‘another life’ that man can operate, pride in and prosper outwardly with! That was what Cain loved after Satan convinced him he could be independent of God and be a god unto himself, giving birth to the first idol called SELF! He then gradually reduced man from a glorious estate into flesh, a carnal life which he has an advantage over because it is that is hinged on the 5 senses!

Such was the crafty imagination he employed in deceiving a company of great angel in the first and second heavens over which he had a wisdom edge as an anointed Cherubim of the third heaven. Till date, they are not yet aware that they were deceived!

Such is the wisdom fighting the entire church, you and I! Satan knew that Souls would have to live by Promises, so he packaged promises in the Tree of Knowledge which promised to Make Man Wise (Pride of Life), Open His Eyes (Lust of the Eyes), satisfy his belly/Soul (Lust of The Flesh)! God commanded Adam to only fellowship with The Tree of Life because that was the only way he could attain a stature of wisdom higher than that of the serpent’s and thereby overcome it but Adam through the measure of knowledge he had counted the cost of the Narrow Path which came with the demands of longsuffering, patience, Love, Faith e.t.c. but rather chose to despise the tree of Life as many still do today!

Matt. 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is The Way, which Leads Unto Life, and Few There Be That Find It. (Beloved, that path is still narrow and it takes the mercy of Christ through revelations to discern/agree with it)

If Adam could be tempted by The Hope/Glories of This World, what makes believers who haven’t settled for The Blessed Hope believe they can easily disobey Satan without fellowshipping with The Tree of Life, Eternal Life?

Titus 2:13 ...Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious ‘revelation’ of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

1 Jn. 3:2-3 ...but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath This Hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure (i.e. the progressive revelation of the face/wisdom of Christ embosses his image in our souls and purifies us from every worldly constitution)

Jn. 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might KNOW (Not Believe) thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

So, it took a stature of wisdom to introduce such life to man and the battle taking place on earth between the enemies of Christ and His Church is A Battle of Wisdom! Let me attempt to explain summarily different kinds of wisdom:

1. There is The wisdom of MEN which Solomon said man used in seeking out many anti-faith inventions/schemes at the expense of seeking God, the wisdom that makes man seek to conquer his external world while being clueless about the internal cosmos within him.

Eccl. 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions/schemes.

2. There is The wisdom of The World called Vanity which is higher than The Wisdom of Man because it is the inverted expressed of the wisdom given to a cherubim - Lucifer. He understands beauty/arrangements more than men (pls see Eze. 28:12-17). He used it to deal with Solomon, generation of believers and ministers! This wisdom is the code of the invincible software that runs various aspect of the earthly life today! It arranges the souls of men long before they become born again. It is fabricated to ensure believers never come into an experience called The Love of The Father. 1 Jn. 2:16

3. There is The Wisdom of The Princes of This World called Wiles which the Apostles by virtue of their stature/walk could discern/overcome. These princes are masters in charge of charting courses/paths in every sphere of life and shape the thinking of men in various generations! As many as haven’t come into a fellowship of The Hidden Wisdom of Christ cannot but swim with the tide of such courses, designed to limit believers from coming into The Love of The father and ultimately the company of OVERCOMERS that would seat and reign with Him in His coming kingdom. 1 Jn. 5:4/Rev. 2:7&17/3:21

4. There is The Wisdom of Satan which he hasn’t shared with even His Princes who he has kept in deception till date. This is the wisdom that he would ultimately give unto The Man of Sin (The Beast) after successfully training/raising him to carry out what he couldn’t achieve through mystery Babylon for centuries. Rev. 13:2 -

Unbelievers (Children of disobedience) are lawful captives of The Wisdom of The World. Satan seeks to harden them further through the deceitfulness of sin and thereby produce more Sons of disobedience who love the wages of unrighteousness and cannot cease from sin. Rom. 6:19/2 Pet 2:10-14

- Young believers remain captivated by The Wisdom of This World until they grow/develop spiritually and have the laws of Sin and Death gradually expunged from the soul through The Power of The Gospel. This is why Apostle Paul made reference to the opening of the eyes of believers, their turning from darkness to light and from The Power of Satan unto God in Acts 26:18. Many are yet to understand this today

- Young believers that haven’t journeyed from Eph. 1:15a to Eph. 1:15b and then unto Eph. 1:17-18 cannot see the world in its true color, which is not a one-off experience. The imprint of the world upon minds/hearts still informs their definition of ‘good ideas’/exploits/dreams and their conversation/soul walk. Believers here can neither SEE nor REST in the command of Matthew 6:33, a scripture that has been reversed as men rather firstly seek what God ‘clearly’ said would come as an addition! This is where men pride in the works of their hand when even God said all that his hand made would be ultimately done away with and only that which is begotten by the ministry of His Face (His Hidden Wisdom) would endure beyond this age.

- A believer made disciple who is being conformed into the image of Christ begins a journey into realms of Sonship by communing with the mysteries that the Lord committed to Apostle Paul on behalf of the Church and thereby gradually receives the engrafted word which is able to Save The Soul unto the uttermost. Prior to this phase, a lot of knowledge of Christ is in the flesh and access to the New Testament Wisdom/Life remains closed. Wrestling against the arrangement of the above Wisdom only begins here via the hearing of revelational meals by the help of the Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation which alone can unveil the Knowledge of Christ in the Spirit. Subsequent development here is at the mercy of a fellowship with other dimensions of the 7 Spirits of God and this is where a saint becomes a liability to fallen Spirits! This is where Christ hopes to raise ‘Many Sons’ that would deal with his/our real enemy which hitherto has been seen as demons/mere men. Gal. 4:1-7/James 1:21/Heb. 7:25/Eph.1:17-18/Heb. 2:10


Man needs to be delivered from the great captivity of an invincible prison called self, which has housed laws contrary to The Laws of The Spirit of Life! The realm in The Soul meant to house truth/spiritual wisdom has been reduced to primarily house goods/natural things and this order must change before the Glory of God would come! THE SOUL MUST HOUSE SPIRITUAL WISDOM!

May I therefore submit that we must resort to seeking The Only Wise God who alone can to open up The Secret Archives of Wisdom Kept In The Epistles, meant to groom us into statures of Wisdom so we might Discern the operations driving this world, Separate ourselves from it and Overcome it ultimately to the praise of His Glorious Grace, amen. 1 Tim. 1:17/2 Cor. 2:11/2 Cor. 6:17/2 Tim. 4:7

Bless You!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sons & A Destiny Called Nigeria - Part 2

Dearly Beloved,

I’ve been waiting for counsel regarding the reshaping of the natural/spiritual landscape of my great country Nigeria for a while now and I really wish I could understand/envision as I ought to, the ordination of The Gospel regarding this nation of ours i.e. how our cry for change must go hand in hand with a fellowship with the mystery/wisdom of the Gospel or of Salvation. 2 Tim. 3:15/Eph. 3:4/9-10

1 Cor. 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

The reason why we trust God for a change in our current leadership is because it is built on a faulty foundation and David rightly questioned how limited the righteous is when he attempts to build on such foundation. NIGERIA CANNOT BE BUILT ON A FAULTY NATURAL/SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION! The Lord has therefore been secretly ploughing our foundation so that it can ultimately carry the weight of his prophetic purpose for it.

I believe in the quest for change! I trust him to supervise such in his mercy!! But more importantly, I perceive that once this involves the church as evidenced by the great expectations of believers in this forthcoming election, we must see something far higher, deeper than an unbeliever or carnal believer can ever perceive! A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT IN THE NATURAL that won’t ultimately lead to A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT IN THE SPIRIT would only profit man’s kingdom and Satan would later find such more useful for his kingdom than God would, as history has clearly proven. It may interest you to know that fallen Spirits have been battling for The Soul of This Country long before our independence and probably much more than any other nation on earth! Many other nations have traded their birthright for various ‘morsel of bread/glories’ which Satan carefully packaged/presented while others are on the queue to do likewise, but thank God, Nigeria is yet to mortgage her birthright – a mysterious lot in the Gospel!

The same God that ensured Satan had so trained himself with lust to Kill before raising Jesus whom He later killed to his detriment is the same God that always reserves the best wine for the last! In God's hidden wisdom, He has watched Nigerians endure so much because like a wise man once said ‘the more immense the proceeds, the immense the process’! God has preserved something higher than that which our current outward construct can reveal and even veiled it thereby! It takes that takes The Sure Mercies of David to see it!

Satan is always excited when things move with a neck-break speed, when we develop externally in a far greater proportion than we do internally. No wonder Isaiah described what obtains in most developed nations today as the desolation of many generations and also prophesied about how they would be raised and built with The Produce of The Gospel which Sons being groomed with in a country like Nigeria. We must therefore sincerely be thankful to the Lord. He’s the same God who created great angels and arranged them in the strata of heaven before he brought forth the last creature, Man, and yet ordained him to be the greatest of all creatures including those glorious angels remain in-charge of this old creation/present world – Isa. 61:4/Heb. 2:5!

Nigeria has passed through stages of incubation and in doing so, God has mercifully ‘permitted’ some crude leaders in the past who though disappointed Nigerian’s and also God but somehow they didn’t succeed in tampering with THE NATION’S SOUL like some perceivably ‘exposed’ intellectuals would have and gave in road to Spirits to feast! I therefore thank God for all the great ‘potential leaders’ that came close to leading this country but didn’t!

Nothing can stop the coming of the wind of change at its appointed time, and that should be one of our consolations! That is why I’m resting about this election! Nothing short of God's Will would prevail! But there are very salient questions that must envelop our minds regarding what should complement the pending change in the long run? I learnt of some developed nations that have envisioned the next 40-100 yrs and in like manner, there are eternal plans of God for Nigeria beyond the next four years/beyond before us which we can’t gate crash into but rather must seek/nurse burdens that would enable us carry the grave responsibilities allotted for THE TRUE CHURCH. 

One of such questions that we must not be clueless about is that, ‘after Nigeria has had a good leadership that delivers all campaign promises beyond 4 yrs ahead and we become probably a top 2nd world country by say 2020, what next? Only if our hearts are enlarged by answers to such questions, we would be able to receive periodic minutes of meetings of the throne regarding how the pending Dividends of Change would not be ultimately hijacked by our arch enemy who has employed most civilization/natural advancement much more than God has, right from the days of Nimrod till date. The Lord called Satan “The Prince/Ruler of This World” i.e. the spiritual software running the system where we expect change to prevail isn’t God’s and until when that spiritual state called Babylon would be judged, it would not be God’s! Rev. 11:15/17-18

A New Testament minstrel I respect so much (Ernest Paul) once asked one of such questions in ‘Let the Artists Prophesy’:

- ‘Something I discerned in the spirit is causing me great concern. It's about the nature of God's response to the present evil. Do we know the nature of enmity we are up against? Do we understand what battle we are fighting? Do we understand God's strategy for it? Are we ready to go along with Him? God's strategy for the present battle in which the church is engaged includes the VESSEL as well as THE WORK. Because the battle is of a deeply spiritual nature, it has to do with our heavenly placement, our manning of spiritual positions, perhaps even more than any physical activities we get involved in. Can we become 'divinely strategic' in the whole scheme of things? Are we willing to be everything God imagined when in the ageless past he foreknew us?’

May I therefore postulate that there is a bigger picture behind this transitory phase before us which we must all comprehend, because it has to do with Nigeria’s rise into her prophetic destiny in God for which many known and unknown faithful have labored! The consummation of Prophesies about this age must not be delayed for another generation and we must corporately bear this burden! Our Generation Must Praise God Unto Another! Ps. 145:4

Finally, considering some trend/perceptions that have ensued lately, permit me to submit the following for your wise consideration:

·        Vessels who engaged in 'politics' in the Old Testament were not lead by the failure of the leadership of their day. God prepared and gave them authority to carry out such divine mandate. They didn’t intellectually strategize their way there but where first developed spiritually (became sons/sons of men). God desired much more Sons but only found few, some of who engaged in ‘politics’. Some remained unknown, dwelling in caves and dens, while about 7,000 of such ‘endangered species’ were once hid by God. Evil kings ruled when there was nothing like a constitution but God still preserved A REMNANT in each generation! Politics was not a norm for the ecclesia who had a higher calling whereby God would raise then from being Children of Men (Custodians of Acts) into being Sons of men/Priests (Custodians of God’s Ways/Knowledge) and thereby enact a higher wisdom that would colonize the earth with his ways, starting with Israel! He hardly succeeded then! He has hardly succeeded today!!

·        Old Testament prophets had a primary jurisdiction – the called out people of God! They primarily prophesied to the Israel of God, The people of God in their flesh by virtue of the circumcision (BELIEVERS), meant to become The People of God in their soul by Obeying The Law (KNOWERS/PRIESTS). God unfortunately only succeeded in raising the house of Levi according to that pattern.

·        The New Testament order is higher, because the divine materials to reach the Soul and make it conformable to the New Creation Fabric (Thronic) had been downloaded. The royal priesthood/oracles in the New Testament are dispensers of Spiritual Laws that would raise unto the Lord Many Sons who would deal with his enemy, who was once a priest in the tabernacle in heaven before He fell! Heb. 2:10/Ps. 110:1/Heb. 9:5&23/Eze. 28:14.

·         The 5 fold ministries have a jurisdiction called The Church/The flock of God/The Purchased Possessions/The Soul. 1 Pet. 5:2/Eph. 1:14/Acts 20:28. They are called to deal with the love of the world/vanity in the soul (Eph. 4:11-2/17)

·    The New Testament goal is to produce priests who can reach The Inward Man (The Soul). Reaching the natural/outward man like any government in the natural would do is a lesser responsibility than reaching the inward man, therefore, carnality survived all the gifts of the spirit in the Corinthian Church because most of it couldn't Raise The Soul! A good political government can only help the natural life, though by extension, create a conducive base for men to seek the spiritual Life. After a 'good government' has delivered on their mandate, Nigeria would still be stuck in the Spirit if the church hasn’t been ‘oiled within’ to reach the real man in the various tongues, tribes, kindred where man’s original problem has been domiciled!      
·       Angel Michael with all his might couldn’t use his name/operation/authority to rebuke Satan (who still bears authority) when he contended for the body of Moses in Jude 1. He had to use a higher name/authority, that of the Lord to rebuke him. The Lord would have to be merciful to believers who draw inspiration from the fact that ‘things are not working as they ought to’ or from the fact that Pastor Bakare went into politics and therefore step into politics without being prepared for it/being lead by the Spirit. David only ascended the throne after being trained, after defeating The Lion/The Bear and Goliath (types of The Grecian/Medo Persia and Babylonish kingdoms) and therefore never lost a battle till his death, thereby typifying the OVERCOMERS of Rev. 2. Lesson: IT TAKES AN ANOINTED LIFE TO DEAL WITH SATAN!      
·     Eph. 4 confirms what would happen even after the 5 fold ministry has fulfilled their course in raising the church within the church, the stature of truth in men, the complete man (the true definition of MAN) and that has clearly signified that it would hardly ever be a pattern for Ministers of the Gospel to govern in the natural/politics. We can only use ‘the doctrine of necessity’ to explain the place of Pastor Bakare in the likely success of the Buhari/Bakare candidacy. It can only be an exception not a norm. In the word of Late Rev. Kenneth Hagin “Ministering to the Body of Christ is the highest privilege a man can ever have on earth”.

·         Finally, we must see this battle as the Lord's and our dependence on God’s Great Mercies through such phase and beyond must appreciate far beyond its present estate.