I could only pray and trust that we find grace to patiently tarry with the following counsels, which are faithful and true and are better learnt during the days of our sojourn in the flesh.
Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 6
Scriptural Reading: Matt. 25:14-30
In this parable, one of those given a talent (measure of life) despised it and buried it in the earth (flesh). The light of your candle it is meant to shine and not to be kept underneath a bushel (Matt. 5:15-16). According to Jn. 1:4, it’s the light of men. The life that is in your spirit is that of eternal life and is light (illumination).
What is making Christianity ugly is that want to look like the world and thereby beam another light called darkness (Matt. 6:23/Jn. 3:19). The world is actually looking for something new that hasn’t been seen before and you have what kings and queens are in need of (Isa. 60:1-4)
Kings here are not of an earthly order but men that direct the affairs of this world from the realm of divine life, so they chat courses for natural men. They may not have physical thrones but they unveil paths which men follow. The gospel cannot attract such natural men because they can’t see it (1Cor. 14:17). Things that would cause kings to bow is yet come out of us because we have not done enough with what God has invested in us (i.e eternal life resident in our spirit meant to become the life and conversation of our souls).
The apostles of old kept faith by preaching out a wrong life called darkness (1Jn. 1:5) out of the saints. The most beautiful thing we need to comprehend is the life that is in God, which isn’t religious and remains the greatest beauty that we can ever think about (Ps. 27:4)
In Israel, many references to the word ‘Ram’ had to do with the kingly anointing (Isa. 60:7). In this dimension, you do not go to the Gentiles, they come to you and this is evangelism made easy (Isa. 60:3). When your light is not shinning, you go to the gentiles but when your light is shining, they will look for you.
Solomon was not looking for the Gentiles but rather, they came to look for him. There is something of God in you that need to be brought forth through preaching. Hours of ministrations needs to be invested in you. Nobody goes to school and dictates the pace of how many hours he wants to spend in lecture theatre. No wonder those preachers did not have mercy on the saints; they preached for long hours (Acts 20:9).
Anytime God has allocated for you is actually for redemption. It is good for you to realize who you are, what God has kept in you and for you to see the essence of life, which that God has called you unto. He has called you unto glory and virtue and has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness (2Pet.1:3–4). God knew that no believer will attain by studying the Bible on his own, so He raised the five-fold manpower to teach the church (Eph. 4:11–14)
You have to know what Jesus knows, which made him to sit at the right hand of the majesty, expecting the fivefold to teach the church this knowledge. We have been called and blessed with ministry gifts that are meant to equip us in righteousness but unfortunately, many do otherwise and the head of the church is pained daily.
From Jn. 3:5, we can see that after we have been born again, there is another birth (1Pet. 1:23) for entrance into the kingdom of God. We need to be born of water and born of the Spirit (Jn. 3:5). Being born of THE WATER and THE SPIRIT are two unique births of God’s word. There is the word of God that is WATER and there is the word of God that is SPIRIT.
Water here isn’t physical water, but rather a state of The Word. When that word works on you, it prepares you for a more solid aspect of the word which is His Spirit. The water of the word prepares you to connect something much stronger; the Spirit. One is sticker than the other just like blood and water (Jn. 19:34/1Jn 5:6-8)
From 1Pet. 1:22, we can see that purification of the soul does not come at once but rather takes a gradual process of obeying the truth. No one can come to the tree of life except by obeying his commandments which would enable us to partake of the tree of life. (Rev. 22:17/13 –14)
You cannot call a place paradise except it has both the water of life and the tree of life (Rev. 22:1) and this is where the dominion of God is established. We need this ministry of the throne of God. If we have been raised together with Christ, our spirit has been made to sit together at the right hand side of majesty on high, waiting for our souls to overcome and sit likewise (Rev. 3:21). Before our soul can be purified, we need the meal of where our resurrected spirit is seated and this is our destiny. No dominion should be shown to you except what is issuing out of that throne
There is the tree of life and there is the water of life and the only way to have life (Jn. 5:26/40) is by these two things. You cannot come to the tree of life except you have tasted the water of life. The water of life quenches your thirst while the tree of life ministers to your hunger. Any man that is satisfied by these ministries of the throne cant hunger or thirst anymore because such a soul has been eternally sealed (Rev. 14:1).
From Rev. 22:2, we can see that the city in the world to come is the place where God planted His vineyard. It has an external dimension, but what makes the city glad is the internal dimension of the city (the bride of Christ). We need the strength of this future city to get out of this world (2Cor. 6:17). The people who come to the city do so to receive ministry from the throne, because out of the throne issues the water and life. This is the New Jerusalem (company of overcomers) that comes down from heaven (Rev. 3:12/21:2)
If there is a river issuing out of the throne, flowing in the midst of the city, then that city must be mighty. When you walk some distance, you will get to a place where you will see the tree of life on either side of the street (Rev. 22:1-2). The street talks about your walk in the Spirit and if you keep on walking in the Spirit, you will end up drinking the water and eating the fruit of the tree of life. Your walk is also your drinking. As you drink, you have strength to continue walking until you would access the tree of life.
You cannot eat the tree of life until you have fulfilled the commandment of the path. The way you can get the tree is to follow the course of the river. When Jesus said ‘except a man is born of water and of the Spirit’ He was actually saying ‘except a man is born of water and the tree’. John 3:5, Rev. 22:1–4/17
Adam’s first birth took place after he eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God started by giving birth to your spirit but says your soul also has to eat of the tree of life through obedience (Rom. 1:5&16:26/Heb. 5:9). It is the experience of the water that issued out from under the threshold of the house in Ezek. 47 and that threshold is still the throne of God.
You have to get to that place that what sustains you is the water of God’s life which is meant to take you to a place where you will partake of the life that is in the tree. There are two dimensions to God’s life: WATER OF LIFE and TREE OF LIFE. One flows while the other is solid so taking only that which flows isn’t enough. You can enter the kingdom by water but such entrance would only be in a small measure.
2pet. 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
There is an entrance and there is also abundant entrance into the kingdom and for the latter to be ministered to us, we need to journey from drinking to eating of the tree. Obeying the truth (1Pet. 1:22) begins with the water of the truth and ends with eating of the tree of life. Disobedience killed Adam but by obedience we will live
The corruptible seed is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil while the incorruptible seed is the tree of life. Some people may live but not all do abide (Jn. 15:4/7/1Jn. 2:17). When you are born of water, you will live but when you are born of the Spirit, you will abide. The season for grasses (carnal men) is about to pass away (1 Pet. 1:24). We are entering into a dimension whereby grasses will not be able to abide.
Mal. 4:1 says “Who shall abide in the days of His coming for the earth will burn like the oven”. When God comes, the world cant endure him because he is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29). When you are a grass, you cannot abide under His heat.
WHAT THE CHURCH OUGHT TO BE DOING IS TO BE TURNING GRASSES (ISA. 40:6/1PET. 1:24) INTO STONES (1PET. 2:4-5). That is the power of the kingdom. What the world does to man is to wear him away until they becomes vain and lighter than vanity (Ps. 62:9). Wind (meaning spirit) can carry you. Spirits can toss children of God to and fro by winds of doctrine (Eph. 4:14) and thereby dictate their pace. For you to overcome a wind (a spirit), you need to be born by another type of wind (Jn. 3:5/8). You need the revelations of Christ (Gal. 1:12) which would make you solid.
What we are hearing through the gospel is that which endures forever (1 Pet. 1:25). God wants to teach you how to abide. The church ought to take off the grassy glory and grace believer’s with the glory of Christ. The Bible calls Him the Lord of glory and the Father of glory (Eph. 1:17). To come into glory, the eyes of your understanding has to be enlightened.
God said to me ‘Do not be at the same level with things, you are higher than things that perish with usage’. When you are separated from a thing, you gain control of it. All these things have in them some magnetism for to pull you. The day you overcome their pull, they become your servant. Gold will obey you because it knows that you have conquered lust for such. In the beginning, things were simply for use but the adversary anointed things with lusts to get man to disobey God. Things corrupt. Ordinary clothes can corrupt. I like beautiful things but you need to draw the line so they do not become your God.
An abider is a kingdom man, one that cannot be pulled by things and does not change (1 Jn. 2:15-18). Such a one has been sealed. Kings sit, they do not wander, unlike Satan who cannot sit (Job 1:7d/1Pet.5:8). One day, he was discovered and God asked him where he was coming from and he said he “From going to and fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it”. Wandering is a nature of the devil and we are meant to be delivered of such. May God deliver us from the things we are not supposed to be carrying, which we still carry, amen.
Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
The Pathway into the Kingdom
VGC Fortnight Lively Stones Fellowship
2nd March, 2014 (2nd half)
The Pathway into the Kingdom
VGC Fortnight Lively Stones Fellowship
2nd March, 2014 (2nd half)
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