- Facets of the corporate church has gradually slipped into carnally handling the least strata of fallen angels (i.e. demons which folks like Judas Iscariot once cast away –Lk. 9:1), simply because we haven’t been equipped with the technology (know-how) of disobeying Satan’s wiles (Eph. 6:11)
- Painfully, many gatherings today are no threat to his reign or air advantage (Eph. 2:2) because they are not in sync with the feast of knowledge (Hab. 2:14/Isa.11:9) prophesied in Isaiah 25:6-7, which should give the saints Zion’s height advantage over the enemy (Eph. 4:13/Rev. 14:1).
- The Lord Jesus has been restricted from many pulpits ever since truth was declared an unwanted commodity (Jer. 5:31/2Tim. 4:3), and He has had to use unconventional and unpopular channels to ‘smuggle’ truth into the earth (Isa. 59:14).
- Jesus, who has been made both Lord and Christ (Acts 2:36) must be Preached and Revealed (1Cor. 2:2/Rom. 16:25), so we can know and have His Father as Our Father (Jn. 20:17/1Jn. 1:1-3).
Pls find grace to patiently tarry with the following transcribed message, and I trust that we would gradually see ‘the other side of the bible’ (Acts 22:14), Learn the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit and ultimately join forces with the forces of heaven as prophesied by late Kenneth E. Hagin, amen.
Your delighted servant,
Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 4
(An Appraisal on Seeking God For God & Seeking God For Things)
If you check the Bible, the owners of dominion were those who did not necessarily have things around them, people like the prophets. In God’s sight, the prophets of Israel where the actual kings over Israel. The clothing of someone like Samuel was not ordinary, though it was a rag to a natural eye. King Saul mistakenly tore it and he said to him ‘the dominion has been divided from your hand’. So Samuel was actually wearing Israel.
Those prophets were even higher than the kings of Israel. They may not have sat on physical thrones but their prophetic office was their throne. Elijah was handling a dominion and therefore anointed Jehu as a king, anointed priests and also anointed Elisha.
When Jesus was on earth, the dominion of the world was on earth (Jn. 3:13/Matt. 28:18). While tempting Jesus with the glory of this world in Matt. chapter 4, Satan was perverting an Adamic dominion and He simply took man’s space to do so.
Food and raiment was actually God’s business from the beginning, but after man fell, man fell into seeking such things. If you have spiritual understanding, you will know that I am not speaking against engaging in a work, but rather, I just want to show you the real state for entrance into the kingdom. Satan has changed human labour to things and called it life, but that was not man’s life before.
Adam had a high kind of life, but God gave him a vocation to seek a higher life in Eden through the tree he planted. Then came Satan who showed him another life which was another lie inherited by all and resulting in soul diseases (Ps. 103:2-3). The reason for church is to treat this soul problem/overcome it (i.e. corruption – 2Pet. 1:4)
Ps. 103:2-3 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases
(i.e. medical doctors can carnally treat diseases of the body but only New Testament ministers with priestly sights can spiritually minister to, and treat the diseases of the soul caused by sin and disobedience)
WHEN GOD ATTEMPTS TO TREAT OUR CORRUPTION/SINS (1JN. 1:9) AND SEES OUR UNWILLINGNESS, HE COMPROMISES WITH US UNTIL WE CAN BE WEANED (ISA. 28:9). FOR BELIEVERS WHO GET TO HEAVEN WITHOUT GOING THROUGH SUCH WEANING OR CHASTENING PROCESS (HEB. 12:6-11), GOD WILL HAVE TO START WITH THEM WHEN THEY GET THERE BUT IT IS GOING TO TAKE A LONGER TIME IN ETERNITY (2Pet. 3:18).
IT IS FASTER HERE WHEN IT IS BY FAITH, BUT IN THE WORLD TO COME, IT IS GOING TO BE SLOWER BECAUSE MEN WOULD BE SEEING EVERYTHING AS IS HAPPENS. WHAT WE ARE HEARING NOW IS A COMPRESSION OF ETERNITY IN HUMAN TIME
2Pet. 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Selah
Eternity is so vast that you cannot finish it and God is saying ‘I am going to bless you with eternity while in time’. Our time is like a vapor or shadows that vanishes away, but God is saying; I will put my reality in you so that you can inherit me in the days of your flesh.
Jesus was teaching us the concept of the nature of the Father in these passages and was saying “I feed the sparrows” (Matt. 6:26). The fowls of the air don’t eat by mistake; their survival is a deliberate act of someone (Ps. 145:9). In like manner, God cares for that mad man that lives underneath the bridge.
When you see mad women with babies, they do not need many of the medical prescriptions we depend on to survive; they survive by God’s mercy, and God is still saying “If I can feed the birds of the air, how much more you, oh ye of little faith”?
From Matt. 6:27–29, we can see that birds are creatures who neither talk nor ask God for clothing, but God comes down to dress them! The wisest and the richest king on earth (Solomon) had no clothing like theirs. The glory of each flower is very expensive, because it’s a living pigment (i.e. our clothes fades and is dead but their clothes transpires). Let us believe the scriptures, let us believe our heavenly Father and we would set his supernatural power into motion.
A translation of Matt. 6:31-32 renders it this way; “For all these things the nations of the Gentiles seek”. Check out the national budget of the nations of the earth; it is all centered on clothes and food, and that tells you what the kingdom of this world is made up of. They do not spend money on eternal life because they cannot see it. They only spend money and draw up budgets around that which is subject to corruptible because that is as far as they can see. They cannot see beyond that which fades or passes away.
The earth is a gift and your stay on earth is a gift to seek God’s dominion. It is a privilege for you to be breathing, and if so, the next thing you should think about shouldn’t be clothes, food and shelter but rather, how you can gain enter the kingdom
This passage differs from praying for things. It is possible for you to pray for things and get them but not get the dominion of God’s Kingdom. There are a whole lot of people that have amassed things but are clueless about the kingdom. Gentiles believe in getting things alone but Jesus said; “we should not be like the Gentiles”. The reason why the Gentiles seek these things alone is because they cannot see.
We are in an hour of the giving of this dominion. God can no longer tolerate corruption and corruptible things. What betrays us is how we think. It is not easy to fight corruption because you are fighting Satan when doing so. Satan knows that when a man enters the kingdom, he is in trouble; his time would be shortened and the judgment of lake fire would draw closer. Satan is not afraid of hell fire but of lake fire and he is simply delaying that programme by perpetuating his dominion.
If you ask God; “When are you going to come? God will ask you ‘When are you going to bring me’”? God is always ready for us, but we need to break allegiance with the thoughts of the enemy to receive him.
Ministries are so weak that they cannot raise men above things. The house of strength is the church which God loves direly. Things have defined our life. What we call our life is what has enslaved us under one man’s dominion. The adversary has taught mammon and has given mammon commission not to let man eat until man passes through it.
Things of the world were once free to man before the fall, but now, we have to pay to get almost everything on earth. The original design from the beginning was that man should not pay for food and clothe but mammon took everything from man. Do you know the land you bought is not yours; somebody borrowed you, - the government, and they did so for ninety nine years! After a while, you will have to renew your tenancy again, telling you that you really don’t own it. Any Christian that is interested in politics should enter the kingdom first and then he will handle this world very well and remain incorruptible.
Jesus spoke about the eyes in Matt. 6:22-7:5 and drew our attention to the fact that no man on earth should judge because we all have a sight problem that is corrupt. Our system of evaluation is completely wrong, so our judgment can’t be trusted. Why should you judge when you are not okay? The day you become a judge is the day you submit to God to remove the mote in your eye.
The word Moth in that passage denotes an agent of corruption (Matt. 6:20) and the word Beam denotes things that blurs our vision and limit us from seeing properly. Jesus was simply saying, “you need to treat your eye with righteousness and righteous judgment needs to be administered to you” (Jn 5:22). When you apply the medicine of righteousness to your eye, you will come into correct judgments and you will see as you ought to
When your eye is single, it will lead you to life but when it is pluralized or scattered, it will lead to destruction. You cannot locate the narrow way (Matt. 7:14) without a single eye. When you still serve God for things and not for God, you will be susceptible to false prophets.
Our problem is lust and it gets us captivated. Lust is the snare of the Fowler and that is what Satan sells. As long as that lust is in you, Satan will always get you. Satan will close deals with you when he knows that you have lust and nothing will deal with lusts but the incorruptible seed, which is the word of God that liveth and abideth forever (1Pet. 1:23). The day lust is done away with in man’s heart, he begins to gain entrance into the dominion and can’t be pulled anymore by Satan.
You cannot discern someone who is false except you have treated corruption. We all used to be false. When Jesus was talking about the evil tree, He was actually talking about all of us. We were all false when we met Jesus, but afterwards, some refused to be purged of the corruption as light came their way. John 3:19 says “This is the condemnation that light has come but men love darkness rather than light’. Darkness here is this way of life which some will not let go of
Matt. 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
THE REVEALED WILL OF GOD IS THE ANTIDOTE TO REMOVING CORRUPTION. You do not get cleansed except you are doing something called THE WILL OF GOD. Col. 1:8-10 confirms that “the purpose of having the knowledge of His will is to deal with the corruption”. It means the church of Colossi hadn’t been free from corruption when Apostle was praying for them.
Ananias said to Paul when he was still blind, “you are chosen for a purpose; to unearth the secret of great deliverance for the people of God”. That is why the God of our fathers chose you to see the Just One, hear the voice of His mouth and know His will (Acts 22:14)
Nobody knew the will of God until Paul arrived on the scene in Acts 9. Jesus could not communicate the understanding of that will and for Apostle Paul to understand it, he had to suffer many things. Eph. 1 therefore declares Paul an apostle of Our Lord Jesus Christ by the will of God. He was a minister of His will and anybody that hears what he said will be cleansed (Eph. 1:4b)
Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
The Pathway into the Kingdom (Second half/Part 4)
VGC Fortnight Lively Stones Fellowship
2nd Feb. 2014