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