Thursday, July 24, 2014

Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 15

Dearly Beloved,

We bless the name of the Lord who in his sovereignty has chosen to restore New Testament patriarchal blessings (Ps. 24:5/Heb. 11:39c-40/1Jn. 2:25) in his church, which has been encompassed by much infirmities (Heb. 5:2/12:12/Ps. 103:3)

We also bless his holy name for one of the unconventional mediums described by Apostle Paul as the foolishness of preaching which he has chosen to employ in dispensing himself (i.e. his kingdom pearls), as he populates the knowledge of his glory that would soon be celebrated better than Silver and Gold (Heb. 8:11/Isa. 11:9b)

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Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 15

Scriptural Reading: 1 John 5:1-2
Whosoever BELIEVES that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that LOVES him that begat, loves him also that is begotten of him.  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

This passage is not just talking about the new birth; it is actually about those who love God (Rom. 8:28/1Cor. 2:9). The first commandment in that passage begins with verse one – believe, and the second commandment is to love God. So Faith and love are the two major commandments for to be born of God.
The first aspect of the birth is the birth of faith and the second is the birth of love. Both commandments are to initiate the birth process. After you have completed the birth of faith, you will come into loving God and that will bring about the final birth.

Being born again is beyond what we experienced when we first believed (the day we gave our lives to Christ). It is the program of God for the salvation of the total man, therefore that passage is not speaking of the salvation of the spirit man, but that of the soul. That is the reason for that epistle of John is written for the soul to be initiated into the birth process of God, and move from one birth to another. There are commandments that are responsible for our continuous birth. We need to be born again and again until we have been fully born.

1 Jn. 3:22-23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

The commandment of God is in two folds: to believe on the name of Jesus Christ and to love on another . To believe on that name is to align with the purpose of Christ. The whole essence of Christ is His name. You need to be born again so that you can gain the capacity to allow the other commandment find its fulfillment.

Loving one another goes beyond what was mentioned in Ephesians 1:15. That kind of loving is what you do before the eyes of your understanding are enlightened (Eph. 1:18), but the one in first John is what you do after the eyes of your understanding have been enlightened.

There is a new birth that we experience without doing anything but there is a birth that cannot occur except we have done something (1 Jn. 2:29/Matt. 6:33). When righteousness is being sought for and done, you are born. Righteousness gets you born.

Righteousness is an alien law. It is a law higher than the angelic law, it is the law of the Father and it is a law at His right hand. If you are able to carry it out, it will automatically result into your birth – you are going to experience a birth that will open the door into the kingdom.

Some people cannot do righteousness because they are not born of Him. Anyone who is doing righteousness is born of Him that is why He said; ‘Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Mat 5:6 How much of righteousness you have is how much of birth you have. It is not possible to do righteousness and not be born of righteousness.

From 1John 3:9, The word ‘Born’ isn’t the first birth we experienced the day we give our lives to Christ. John wrote about a higher birth experience needed for entrance into the kingdom. The introduction of his epistles was an introduction for the birthing of our souls.

The spirit of a believer is born of God but his soul needs to be born, and that soul cannot be born in a day. The birth of the soul is the spiritual race of the believer (Heb12:2). This race is a lifetime experience of being born which will continue until the soul reaches the end of the race, which is the joy set ahead of us. As the soul races, he is being born. The race is our faith is that which Jesus authored and finished (Heb. 12:2/1 Jn. 1:4). The fullness of your joy takes place when you complete your birth process.

There are many births that a believer needs to experience, and Jesus experienced all of the births. When He finished the faith, it was said unto Him, Thou art my Son today have I begotten you. God did not say that to every one of us, but to him who authored and finished the faith. Jesus started the faith and finished it. At the end of His earthly walk, He was fully born: spirit, soul and body.

The new birth started with your spirit, then it will come up to your soul. The birthing experience of the soul is what the church needs to come into so we can overcome the wicked one. This is why Satan is fighting hard against the entrance of this message into churches

When you look at verse 22 of 1 Pet. 1:21-23, you will discover that the punctuation mark used there was semi colon. It means verse 22 and 23 are together. The word ‘Being’ in verse 23 is the same thing as ‘Obeying The Truth’ in verse 22.  

The birthing process begins with the purification of the soul through the administration of the word of truth, which is the incorruptible word that is able to save your soul (Jam. 1:21). The purpose of this birth is to escape the corruption of the world that works through lust (2Pet. 1:4).

The world also births souls because she too is a mother of souls (Rev. 17:1-5). When you look physically, you cannot see her, but she is around. She is a maternity ward where souls are being formed and conformed (Rom. 12:2). That conforming is death and that is why God will judge this world.

The reason why the world is giving birth to souls is to give the reward of her birth to the beast that is carrying her, i.e. the anti-Christ (Rev. 17:7/1Jn. 2:18 & 4:3). After the anti-Christ is done with her, he will burn her with fire, and then he will receive the souls in her (Rev. 17:16/18:8). People will only accept him after Babylon has finished with them – when their birth process have been completed. So also God would only receive us (Heb. 12:6b/Jn. 1:12) after we have been born of God (1Jn. 5:4).

No wonder the Bible says, ‘come out of her and be ye separate’ (2Cor. 6:17). The uncleanness there is this woman – Babylon. She is the mother of all abomination. The abominable is that which is corrupt. When something is evil, bad and spoilt, it is coming from a place of defilement and God abhors it. The reason why God abhors it is because it emits corruption which is anti-God’s nature.

We need to be purged of Babylon and it will take the incorruptible word to deal with the corruptible seed. The identity of the Babylonian nation is corruption. Babylon catches her own by corruption. If you are corrupt, you are an entity of Babylon.

Your spirit can be born again while your soul remains corrupt. Your spirit can be in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17), while your soul is resides in the world (1Jn. 2:15-16). God wants to take corruption out of the soul. The souls of men have a footing in Babylon, but when God came, he started by saving the spirit man in order to get souls out of there. Many spirits that have been quickened (Eph. 2:1), their souls are still in the world, but they have the privilege of being redeemed out of her.

Babylon corrupts by commandments (1Jn. 2:16), so also God heals corruption by commandments. When you disobey the commandments of Babylon, you are disobeying Satan. We have been ordained to disobey Babylon and we shall in Jesus name, Amen. (1John 2:14-17).

The purpose of being born is to escape corruption. Only the incorruptible will enter the kingdom. So if you are corruptible, there is no entrance into the kingdom. Your spirit can be saved and your soul remains corruptible. As long as you still have the identity of Babylon, your soul is still corrupt. And you can’t enter the kingdom.

Babylon is the very essence of the kingdom of this world. Actually, the kingdom of this world is Babylon. The kingdom of God is the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2). Jerusalem is the sphere of the operation of God’s dominion; that is where the throne of the King is. Babylon is where the throne of the king of darkness is. That is why the Bible says that the whole world lies in wickedness (Gal. 1:4/1 Jn. 5:19)) and it is operated by the wicked one (Matt. 13:19). Babylon is corruption; it is of the world. To escape it, you need God to flush corruption out of you.

Pls watch out shortly for part two of this ministration which has been broken down for conciseness sake.


Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
Learning the Father’s Pleasure (Part 1)
VGC Bi-Monthly Outreach
6th July, 2014.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 14

Dearly beloved,
My greatest daily concern is that I don’t want to realize in heaven (Matt.7:21/25:11-13), and learn in the world to come (Rev. 22-2-3), what God has made provision for in this day. Painfully, this would be the case for any believer who isn’t awake unto the daily revelations of righteousness (1Cor. 15:34/Rom. 1:17

Access to God’s domain of life (Jn. 7:34/12:26/14:3/1Jn. 1:3), which remains inaccessible to glorious angels like Gabriel or Michael can’t be negotiated. God’s terms remains that we LEAVE/MOVE (Heb. 6:1-2) from CALLING HIM LORD (which includes preaching, fasting, giving, evangelism, faith as corporately known today) to KNOWING HIS WILL (which starts after the eyes of our heart has been restored, we wait on the EPISTLES, so we can subsequently relate with the PARABLES OF JESUS) – Lk. 4:18e
I.        Blessed are they, whose hunger deficiency are being exposed and addressed right now.
    II.        Blessed are those who would overcome the curse (the former things/limitations highlighted in Rev. 21:4/22:3) that made Job, Solomon, Isaiah & Apostle James to compare man with trees, animals and grasses respectively. (Job 14:7-10/Eccl. 3:18-19/Isa. 40:6/Jam. 1:10).
   III.        Blessed are those who in the days ahead would only be comparable with Christ (1Jn. 3:2/Rev. 14:1/21:23)
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Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 14
Scriptural reading: Matt. 25:1-13/14-30
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
All the parables of the Lord were not mere stories but realities in the spirit. In the parable of the ten virgins for instance, virginity refers to the spirit of man that was begotten through the operation of God’s faith (Col. 2:12b). When Adam sinned, all died (Rom. 5:19/Eph. 2:1); the spirit of man became the child of Satan (Jn. 8:44), but at new birth a new spirit is born (2Cor. 5:17). That spirit is a virgin because it has been raised with the same power that raised up the Lord Jesus and attained resurrection status.
There are two kinds of virgins according to this parable; the wise and the foolish and this is a prototype of the present day church. There are wise virgins (believers) and there are foolish virgins (believers). The wisdom of the spirit as communicated by the Lord has nothing to do with mental intelligence; it is determined by what we do with the word of the kingdom that comes to us. This is the acid test to know those who are wise and those who are foolish.
The coming of the Bridegroom (Christ) is the coming of the kingdom because He is the kingdom. He is called the Bridegroom because He knows how to groom the bride and make her fit for the kingdom. He has utensils, things, words and goods that He uses to prepare the bride for entrance. These ten virgins knew that the purpose of their being saved was to meet the Bridegroom. They knew this because the word of the kingdom was being communicated to them for their preparation.
Matt. 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him
Have you ever asked why the Lord likes coming at night? He testifies of in the epistles to the churches (1 Thess. 5:2,1Pet. 3:10), and mentioned it repeatedly in the book of Revelation (Rev.16:15/3:3). Night is when men are asleep. Such times are unguarded ‘hours’ when the heart is overcharged with surfeiting, men are drunken with the deception of riches and overtaken with worries (Luke 21:34). This drunkenness happens at night when the revelation of Christ isn’t heeded, hence men fall asleep. When revelation is not heeded, there will be darkness, and when there is darkness (night), men will sleep (1Thess. 5:7 Isa. 60:2, Rom. 5:20)
Lk. 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
The ten virgins knew that the Bridegroom’s coming would be in the night, but they did not know the exact time.  He comes when men are asleep because He is a very costly being. Those that will lay hold on Him must be found worthy of Him. He will not come according to the timing of man.
Some believers will be given eye salve to discern the advancement of darkness upon the earth and they will stay awake so that the day will not suddenly come upon them. These are the children of light (Eph. 5:8) that have been delivered from darkness through the revelation of Christ (1Thes.5:5-6/Acts 26:18). Beloved, there is need for us to understand that the Lord is close even as the earth is gradually coming into the night season.
Some of the virgins took oil with their lamps, but some did not (Matt. 25:3-4). The lamp signifies the soul. That is what the Psalmist calls ‘my darkness’ which he prayed that the Lord would enlighten (Ps. 18:28). The oil in the lamp is the amount of walk that has been generated by the activities of the holy unction (1Jn. 2:22&27). Every walk of obedience in the spirit grants you oil to continue in the son (1Jn. 2:24). The oil is the supply of grace for further walk and it lubricates our feet to reduce friction. The reason for the oil is that our walk in the spirit is a walk against the course of this world (Eph. 2:2). We need measurements of oil to generate a walk that is contrary to the walk of mere men.
Oil here refers to the oil of gladness which our Lord was anointed with (Ps. 45:7/Heb. 1:9). You cannot gain entrance into the kingdom without the oil of gladness. THE MORE WE WALK IN OBEDIENCE, THE MORE OIL WE ACCESS FOR ENTRANCE INTO THE KINGDOM. Christ is called the Anointed One because He is the one who has been anointed with that oil of gladness which consecrated Him as High priest forever. Satan hates that oil and fights it; that is why he sent the spirit of the antichrist (1Jn. 2:18). The oil of gladness is not the anointing to do miracles (Matt. 10:6-8) but for obedience (Rom. 1:5b/16:26d/Heb. 5:9b) and living (Heb. 12:9d). These are two different of anointing.
The oil of gladness is not poured on a soul except such has learnt to love righteousness and hate iniquity by obeying to the Anointed one. You may have anointing to heal the sick and raise the dead and yet you might not have that which would enable you disobey fallen spirits because it is a costly oil and this is what the church needs at this hour of gross darkness. The light we use at present cannot handle the darkness that is upon the earth now. The church is stuck because darkness has mutated. The church needs the light that saves (Ps. 27:1), the light of eternal life (Jn. 1:9a)
The ten virgins were waiting for the Bridegroom and during the period of waiting, they expended oil. The most difficult thing for man is to wait without the knowledge of how long the waiting process would last. Waiting is stressful for the flesh and flesh does not like it; but that is God’s way. He employs the process of waiting to trim the carnal nature so that when He comes, there is no flesh remaining. God will delay things and see who will keep their flesh or let go of their flesh. That is the time of selection. It is silently ongoing presently. When God is at work, you cannot really tell, but some are found wise by their understanding of the season while others are found foolish.
Those who were wise were the ones who were walking as they were hearing (the word of the kingdom). That walk was their extra oil which kept their lamps burning until the twelfth hour when the bridegroom came. Those hours of waiting and walking were crucial seasons in the spirit that prepares us for the ultimate arrival of the bridegroom. At the time when the Bridegroom arrived, the lamps of the five foolish virgins had gone out because they did not have enough oil to last while the Bridegroom tarried. They could not generate a walk that could keep the lamp burning, so their light went out. It is as we obey the things we hear that we buy oil for our feet. We should not just hear the word; we have to do something with what we are hearing (Jam. 1:22)
There was a cry at midnight, go ye and meet the Bridegroom. Midnight is a meeting point between two days – night and morning. Midnight is the period when darkness begins to lose its strength, light gradually breaks out and God separates light from darkness. At midnight it looks as if it is the darkest time, but it is actually the breaking of another day. At the coming of the Bridegroom, all ten virgins arose and trimmed their lamps (Matt. 25:7). The lamps of those who were not wise went out
The trimming and burning of their lamps was an indication that their souls were awake unto righteousness, but to reveal that the passion, desire and love of the foolish virgins had expired, their lamps went out before the bridegroom’s appearance. Because Iniquity hasn’t been overcome, the love of many would wax cold (Matt. 24:12, Rev. 3:16)
The period of darkness is a time when everything is shutdown and the weather is cold. It is like the winter period when all the trees are shedding their leaves. It is very easy to sleep at such time. When a soul sleeps, he gives up on God. Many have given up on God and coming to church has become a mere routine. Their fire has gone out, their oil has dried up, their love has waxed cold and they have lost their passion.
THE CONTINUOUS REVELATION OF CHRIST (1PET. 1:13) IS THE ONLY THING THAT CAN HELP US TO STAY AWAKE.  That is why God keeps speaking to us. He speaks of His anointed life and when we hear Him, we are awakened and we live. What comes out of His mouth is His anointed life and that is the oil of gladness. The virgins were able to collect oil in their lamps through the visitations of many voices. But there was one final voice that they were all waiting for after previous voices had come. If the oil received is not translated to a walk, we will not be able to receive the last voice.
The foolish virgins were seekers but not diligent seekers (Heb. 11:6). Their oil expired just when entrance was about being administered (2Pet. 1:11). They began to ask, Give us of your oil for our lamps have gone out, but the wise ones answered them, no lest there is not enough for us and for you, go to them that sell and buy (Matt. 25:8-9). They knew where oil was being sold but they did not take enough. The foolish virgins did not give full attention and diligence to what they were hearing so they were not able to get much oil out of the words that were being spoken to them.
THOSE WHO REALLY FIND GOD ARE NOT JUST THOSE WHO ARE SEEK HIM BUT THOSE WHO ARE DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM (Heb. 11:6). There are seekers and there are diligent seekers. Some virgins are wise – they are putting extra. It is good to seek, but the Lord’s requirement is diligent seeking. Diligent seeking (going the extra mile) is a principle in the kingdom. The world stole it but was originally propagated and enacted by Jesus Christ through His earthly walk (Matt.5:40-45).
The foolish ones went out to buy oil but at a time when the oil seller was no longer available because there is a time and season for everything (Eccl. 3:1). There are seasons when oil will be available and there are seasons when oil will be scarce. You must be very sensitive of these seasons. There is a corporate season that comes upon us and there are also seasons that come upon us individually. There are times you would seek Him but He will not be found (Isa. 55:6. There are specific seasons He makes Himself known. When He reveals Himself, take advantage of it and quickly get enough oil from Him, because the time will come when you will seek Him, even with tears, but you will not find Him (Heb.12:17).
Seasons are important. Even in your individual life, there are times the anointing will be so strong without much effort in prayer or study. When such season comes upon you, don’t take it for granted, quickly take advantage of it. If you dont, another season will not come. We can be so used to the things of God and miss God. Sometimes the reason why we do not find the Lord quickly is not that He is far; but because we did not take advantage of previous seasons when He came knocking. The foolish virgins did not take advantage of the seasons that came, but those who understood the importance of the anointed life quickly entered the kingdom before the ones that went to buy oil came.
The wise virgins entered and the foolish ones came and began to knock saying, open to us. For them to have called Him Lord means they were Christians; they called Him Lord but Jesus said It is not all that call Me Lord, Lord that shall ENTER THE KINGDOM but they that DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER (Matt.7:21, 25:11-13).
The second parable was about a man who took a journey to a far country and gave talents. To one, he gave five, to another, he gave two, and to the last one, he gave one and divided his goods. It is the same thing (Matt. 25:14-30). The goods of God which are His wealth are the words of the kingdom. That word is anointed; it has the oil of gladness inside.
There is an initial oil that comes upon us when we gather for meetings and Jesus speaks to us, and then there is another you get in your closet. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WITH THE OIL YOU GET IN A MEETING IS TO ENTER YOUR CLOSET AND TRADE WITH IT. Your closet is the inward tabernacle where you commune with God, not necessarily pray. YOU TRADE WITH THE OIL BY OBEYING INSTRUCTIONS YOU RECEIVE IN YOUR CLOSET AND THIS INVOLVES EXCHANGING YOUR LIFE WITH SUCH INSTRUCTION. That is how you trade out your flesh to live the anointed life.
God gave them talents according to their several abilities. Sometimes we look at someone and say, How I wish I had his anointing or I were like him. I want you to know that the one that was given two talents and traded with it also entered the joy of the Lord (i.e. the kingdom). Likewise, the one that had five and traded with it entered the joy of the Lord. If all what God wants you to do is to sweep one corner of the church and you do it faithfully, He will reward you the same way He will reward someone who pastors a one million member church. What God rewards is faithfulness. If God tells you to do something and you leave it to do another thing, you will not get any reward for it. The Bible says, Obedience is better than sacrifice. The reason why we cannot obey God is because of the flesh life; it is not easy to trade it off (to let it go), but the kingdom of God demands diligence (Matt. 13:34).
The goods God gave them was the word of the kingdom. Such is His wealth and His testimony. The oil of gladness is his treasured possession. That testimony is His anointed life that cannot be stained
What are the goods being delivered to you and how are you trading with them (Matt. 25:24-30)? When God places demands our flesh, we raise questions like this unprofitable servant did. Every time we come to meetings or hear the Lord speak to us through different mediums, goods are being delivered to us. These goods are what make God good. God is not just good, He also has many goods. When He gives such goods to us, how do we trade with them? We are supposed to trade our carnal life with them in order to inherit eternal life.
Bless You!
Pst. Danladi Hassan
The Essence of the Anointed Life
VGC Lively Stones Bi-monthly Fellowship