Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 18

Dearly Beloved,

It may interest you to note that long before God set eternity in the hearts of men (Eccl. 3:11), it was unsafe to ‘live in time’! Jesus didn’t for 33 yrs, but rather lived prophetically as it was written concerning him and therefore remained too windy for the enemy to decode.

Great and awesome things have been written concerning the days we live in and are being implemented. Heaven is set to watch the greatest drama of all time – that of God’s enemies being made his footstool, and so the Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord is presently unearthing the weighty agenda governing the birthing of new creation souls, which remains Satan’s greatest fear.

Pls find grace to tarry with this timeless meal that promises to hasten the timeframe in which Satan will fall like lightening.

Graceful Reading!

Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 18

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds;

‘Worlds’ here refers to the heaven and earth that God created in Genesis 1, which the Psalmist declared was founded upon the waters (Gen. 1:1/Ps. 24:12). It also refers to the world to come which we are to eagerly wait for (Heb. 2:5/2Pet.3:13). This present world was the world of the first Adam; it was pure and free from contamination and God once declared it “good” (Gen. 1:31).
The world had a beautiful expression of life until sin entered through the disobedience of Adam; and death reigned through sin. The world was later polluted by disobedience and mortgaged to Satan (Rom. 5:12/Jn. 14:30) who ruled and still rules the earth with another law, system and civilization (Eph. 2:1-5/Ps 94:20).

The most cursed among creatures was the serpent, because through it, sin was imported into the earth (Gen. 3:14) and the earth became an abode for hateful birds and unclean beasts (Rev. 18:2). From the least to the greatest, no creature on earth escaped death and Satan began to train men on how to carry out a faith deprived civilization (Eph 2:1-2/1 Cor. 12:3)

Man has come up with various civilizations, but hasn’t been able to create the civilization of life, because death has passed upon all men. A fallen world system was created for man by Satan and no man has been greater than he is in his world. He became the god of this world (2Cor. 4:4), took the center stage of activities and became “He that is in the world” (1 John 2:4). He can give away other inferior seats to man, but he will not share his seat with anyone because that is his order of  control.

His seat is the throne of death and he governs everything in this world by it. It is the throne that brought a curse upon mankind - but the Lord has promised that “there shall be no more curse” by virtue of another throne that He shall ultimately raise (Rev. 22:3). As the prince of the power of the air, the enemy has taken over the heaven (i.e. the realm of spiritual authority over this world – Eph 2:2), but there is One who is greater than him, even Christ (1 John 4:4). Through the New Birth, the Lord by the Holy Spirit lives in the Believer and this has created an abode for God to find expression of His rule on earth (Eph.2:22/Col. 1:2)

By the movement of Christ from our spirit to our soul (Col. 1:27), Satan’s territory will be dispossessed and the soul will also be completely taken, just as the spirit of a believer has been taken over by Christ. This occurrence is symbolized in the Gospels as the little mustard seed which begins as a tiny grain but gradually grows into a mighty tree and fills the earth/takes it over (Matt. 13:31-32). This is how the kingdom of this world shall become that of our God and of His Christ (Rev. 11:15d)

Presently, the dragon (Satan) is occupying some space in the souls of men through the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2). He rules the world by governing men’s hearts with darkness. When he takes the world of a man from within, he is in touch with our cosmos, and that is how he is sustained in the air. Right now, men’s allegiance to him is much more than men’s allegiance to the Christ, but Jesus will one day take him out of that space.

Every saint has Christ reigning in his or her spirit because the spirit of every believer is Christ’s. The Lord simply wants to produce greatness out of us as we allow his expressions to flow out of us. The Bible says five will chase a hundred; and a hundred will chase ten thousand (Lev.26:7-8), so you can imagine what will happen to Satan if God produces greatness out of 144,000 (Rev14:1).

The Church is meant for a greatness that is higher than that which the wicked one has advertised. The Church will come into her great destiny when she manifests the greater One and overcomes the wicked one. God is in the business of raising many who will attain greatness according to the order of Christ, the greater One. The tool by which He will achieve this is the teaching/preaching of the gospel of Jesus. The preaching of the gospel of Christ opens up portals which bear the authority that can conquer atmospheres and turn men’s hearts away from the workings of the wicked one.

Paul was in the school of Tyrannus, teaching daily for two years (Acts 19:9-20) and thereby created another world for God to reign. The spiritual atmosphere in that locality was restructured and the Word of God grew mightily and prevailed and this led to the fall of the goddess Diana (Act 19:20).

The Word of God is spirit, and when it is deposited, it grows and gradually builds a mighty fortress both in people’s hearts and in the air of that locality. This is because there is a connection between the hearts of men and the air space. The air is the place of earthly power and rulership. Whoever rules in the heart will rule in the air. Satan is called the prince of the power of the air because he holds a strong place in men’s hearts. He governs men within by controlling their thought patterns through the forces of darkness (Eph 4:19-20). To stop satanic reign, hearts must be flooded with the light of the Word so that men can break free and begin to think differently.

The nature of the word of God is that it takes dominion (Dan 2:34-44). When the revealed Word of God is being administered, there are heavenly actvities and transactions taking place. The preaching of the Word is like spiritual deposits coming from heaven to the earth to dislodge everything contrary to God. Angels that bring such ministrations of the word to our world have to war with evil spirits in the air because those spirits do not want the angels to come (Dan 10:13, 20).

When a territory is taken for the Lord, the flag of eternal life is planted in that air space and it becomes a stronghold/fortress for God, and the dominion of God will gradually spread. The evidence of such victory will be seen in the natural as people will turn to God in their thoughts, change from being carnally-minded to being spiritually-minded; and they will make decisions to submit to the will of God. These things happen because the Word of God is preached with the authority of the Spirit. From that portal where the Word has made an influence, many sons will be produced who would go and open other portals, with ministering spirits (Heb. 1:14) assigned to work with them.

God does not want us His children, especially ministers of the Gospel, to walk by our senses/natural human minds because we are not supposed to work alone. We are supposed to work in concurrence with other warriors in the spirit and according to the timing and programme of heaven. If a man does not know how to mark time accurately and goes to a place where heaven has not yet opened, such a man would miss the target. That is why some people die in the course of ministry. Some do ministry but are unable to take territories – they do not succeed in taking over those whom God has committed to their trust. As a result, believers under such ministers would be earthly, unable to think above Satan’s thoughts. For this reason, ministers of the Gospel are supposed to be “raised” to do the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12) in these last days.

Ministry is a warfare; therefore, we need a company of ministering spirits (angels) to accompany our ministry and work for us (Heb. 1:14). One should not only desire to do ministry but also to wait until the Lord sends one forth. He who is called a ‘sent one’ is not just he who has learned the Word, but he whom heaven is ready to back up. Heaven does not back up a man whose heart has not been aligned to the divine will.

A man whom heaven would back up would be one who lives no longer for himself, whose life has been taken. Such would be able to represent the divine interest and heaven can trust such (Heb. 2:13/Ps. 9:10). It means that a man has to be commissioned by heaven before he goes forth. If a man goes without having this background, he will be exposed to spirits that are stronger than him and he will have to fight the war alone – like the sons of Scev (Acts 19:15-17).

Barnabas and Paul must have known that they had been called into the apostolic ministry (Acts 13:2). Paul had earlier secured a strong encounter with the Lord Jesus, but he waited for the appropriate time (Act 9:17/22:14). When the time was ripe, the Holy Ghost spoke to the brethren who prayed and laid hands on them (Act 13:1-5). Ministering spirits were assigned to follow them around because they waited for the right time (Acts 27:23-24).

For a man to be sent, he needs to be cleansed and given the tongue of heaven (Isaiah 6:1). He needs to be armed with a mouth and a wisdom which his adversaries cannot gainsay (Lk 21:15). How could Paul and Barnabas have preached in the region of Antioch and taken the territory? How could they have passed through Paphos and all those other dangerous places? It was because they were sent and so they were being accompanied by forces that stood with them against their opponents (Acts 13:42-52). How would Paul have been able to survive the messenger of Satan who was sent to buffet him? (2 Cor 12:7). It was because he was sent.

In the calendar of the spirit, God has brought the church into a season of greatness. God’s people will learn greatness and this will terminate the reign of Satan. That great tree of death that is so high up to heaven (air) will be cut down because the decree of the watchers is being issued from the throne (Dan.4:23). In this day of His power, men will cooperatee with heaven to birth this greatness (Ps 110:3/Rev. 12).

Men have looked at Babylon and admired her greatness; they have seen the elevation of the world. No wonder the two sisters, Aholah and Aholibah saw Babylon’s greatness and bruised the teats of their virginity (Eze. 23:4). They did that because of the light and glory that were cast upon them. They never checked the greatness within themselves because they never knew that they were great on the inside. They did not realize that what they carried was far greater than what was on the outside. But the time has come for men to begin to see the elevations of our God, the greatness of He who alone is truly Great.

The soul of man is designed for glory and greatness, and that is why the soul will always be pulled by glory. We should not admire the princes of Babylon who ride upon the horses of glory (Ezek. 23:23). Those who have profited from Babylon and become stars or captains of industries mustn’t be our yardstick of glory.  Those horses do not have any greatness in them, they are but grass; they will fade away but those who find God’s greatness will remain. The horse may be prepared for battle but safety is of the Lord (Prov21:31). This is the time when the horse and its rider shall be thrown into the sea (Exo. 15:21). Babylon’s might can only give fake chariots to men

There is one sitted upon a white horse; His vesture dipped in blood.  His name is The Word of God; on His thigh is written King of kings and Lord of Lords. His name is Faithful and True, and behold He is coming! (Rev.19:13, 16). We are in His season, the season of the glory of the Lord Himself. It is a season beyond the elevation of man’s name. The clouds and veils that have kept the Lord back will open up. He will break through the clouds; and His revelation will come forth.

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised! Great is the Lord Jesus and great is His Father. He that dwells on Zion is great. Great is He who rides upon the wings of the wind. He is great indeed, who makes His angels spirits and His ministers flames of fire. He is coming and nothing can stop Him, for He is the owner of all things. He is the great God of glory who is greater than all things.

God isn’t weak at all. All He is waiting for is a generation that will pull Him out of where He is and show Him forth. Such is the generation that says,Come Lord Jesus, We are ready for your coming, for it is your time to come”! We are that generation that will learn of His glory and come into His strength, a mighty people and a powerful company who will continue to grow in the power of  His might until our horns (authority) appears (Ps. 18:2/75:10b). We are the generation that will pull down the great Leviathan. Amen.

Bless You!

Kayode Oyegoke
The Greatness of A Greater King (Part 2)
Rev. Hr (30th Nov. 2014)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Non-Negotiable counsel of the Kingdom - Part 17

Good news! The corporate church would soon morph into a disposition where it would admit and declare that greatness/success as hyped by the world is nothing but a subtle lie, because it comes at the cost of the SALVATION OF OUR SOULS (1Pet. 1:9)

When we SEEK the lord with all our HEARTS, MIND and SOUL, we would arrive at God’s definition of success which is simply TO LOOK LIKE HIM (2Cor.3:18/Heb. 1:3b)! Every other thing should come as an addition (Matt. 6:33). Looking like God (i.e. being great/successful) is a calling that wasn't granted to glorious angels, and when the devil lusted after it in Isa. 14:14b & Eze. 28:15b, he erred and remains smarter than anyone that’s lacking in the approach the Lord Jesus gave while seeking the father on earth (Jn. 5:19-20).

Graceful reading!

Non-Negotiable counsel of the Kingdom - Part 17

Rev. 12:And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Scripture here describes Satan the dragon as greatbecause the things he has done are great and we need to know thatBut must more importantly, we should also know that the one (Christ) who is in us (Col. .2:27 ) is greater than the one (Satan) who is in the world (1John 4:40). God does not want us, His children, to treat the works of Satan with levity. If we are oblivious of his greatness, we will not be able to escape from his hand. He expects us to be watchful and sober so we can receive help and escape the sphere of the dragon’s greatness.

When the scripture speaks of greatness, it is not only talking about the force of subduing something, but a kind of power and authority which manifests as wisdom. The wisdom of Satan is his wiles and this is considered to be greatness (Eph 6:11). It was the dragon that fabricated Babylon, and the Bible calls it in Rev. 17:1-5 “Babylon the great”, but the Person who is in us is greater and His works are greater. Amen.      

What makes the works of the dragon great is that they are enshrouded in mysteries. Satanic work is crafted with a highly perverted priestly sight, and it will take a higher Priest to demystify and undo it; that is what makes it a mystery, and that is why he is called, ‘the great dragon’ (Rev 12:3). Anyone that is able to work mysteriously is great. To work in a mystery is to carry out a work without it being known (2Thess.2:7). The works are done in secret, yet having great impact. Satan is working, yet his works are unidentified. His works are being embraced and they are bearing fruits.  

So it will take a mysterious work to destroy a mysterious work (2Thess 2:7). By mystery, I am talking about secret (2Thes. 2:3-7). Iniquity is mysterious. You cannot know iniquity except by revelation. For you to know sin, you must be equipped. Sin wants to perpetrate its reign without being known for what it truly is. Sin is growing and working; it is a mystery that works.

2thess 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The man of sin is not just a physical entity but he defines the operations of the Antichrist spirit, commissioned by Satan for the purpose of sealing men with the name of blasphemy (Rev 13:1)This spirit is mysterious because his operation is already at work, prospering in the lives of men, and they are not even aware of its influence. However, the time is approaching when the veil of its working will be lifted up. Then, it would have finished his work to a great degree and that is when men will know and by then, they would have fallen in love with sin.

There is only one mystery that can deal with sin; it is the mystery of God (1Cor 2:7/1Tim 3:16). If the mystery of iniquity is allowed, it can cause a man not to receive the love of the truthso we need to be equipped to unveil sin. It is not enough to deal with fornication, lying and other works of the flesh and think that we have successfully handled sin. Works of the flesh are like the tentacles of sin; they are traceable to sin but sin is far beyond thisSin is a nature that produces a work and you cannot successfully deal with the tentacles when the real mother remains buried in the soil of darkness.

To deal with the mystery of iniquity, and overcome the Antichrist, a saint will have to know and use the commandment of an overcomer, which is the love commandment - 1John 4:16, 2:15There is the initial commandment of love that we must first obey, which is our love for the brethren Eph 1:15, 1John 2;9-11. This initial love is the one that trains our muscles for a higher love that can overcome the wicked one.

The second love commandment that would eventually overcome the wicked one is the love of the Father. When a saint begins to live by that commandment of God’s love, the power of God is generated within his system. The one who generates the overcoming power of God is the Holy Ghost who needs an atmosphere of love to manifest such. Such atmosphere cannot be born in a saint when the love commandment has not been received and obeyed.

Every soul has darkness (Ps. 18:28/1Jn. 1:8), and as long as the soul retains darkness, the Holy Ghost would be limited to only residing in your spirit. There is the fullness of God resident in the spirit of every believer, but that fullness will be denied an outflow as long as the atmosphere in the soul isn't conducive. The presence of darkness in you will inhibit the flow of God’s life  inside you. God would be in you, but He would not be able to find expression inside you. If at all He does, it would be limited.

The soul is the place where the life in the spirit is manifested, therefore it needs to receive and obey the instructions of life so that darkness can be dispelled. How much of God a soul can carry depends on how much commandment the soul has been able to trap and obeyThere will not be greater manifestation of God’s presence and strength in your life except a conducive atmosphere is created in the soul through the obedience of love commandment.

God designed the programme of love for His children and His desire is that all should partake of it. This love programme is the only thing that can swallow up death or sin in victory because it is the very core of God’s nature (1John 4:8)The abode of God is love and He cannot dwell in a heart where this atmosphere has not been created. The Holy Ghost is in every saint, but that is not enough to confront this world. Our ordination is to be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph: 3:19), and it is as we receive and keep the love commandment that we create a home for the rest of the trinity to come and stay. When God commands, it is for the purpose of abiding: ‘you in me and I in you’ (John 14:20/John 14:23)  

To be great in the sight of God is to have life. If the Holy Ghost is in you and you do not operate in the commandment of love, you will not have life and His greatness will not be manifest in you.When the Bible mentions the great, it is talking about those that have life. If the life in you is unable to override Satan, you will not be greater than he isAlready we are great people, but our greatness will not be seen until we do the great commandment.

For kings of the earth to come into greatness, they have to fornicate with Babylon (Rev 18:3). Fornication with Babylon is the outpouring and exchange of life from the soul in order to receive a kind of glory. That which the kings of the earth wear as glory is a cast taken from the glory that Babylon parades. Babylon gives height because Babel means ‘gate to heaven’though not the heaven of God.

By fornicating with Babylon, a soul partakes of her wine and there is something about the wine of her fornication: it sends the soul into a world that is not his, and opens a door into a realm that where he actually is not. A drunk man could be walking on water while thinking he is walking on the bridge; that is what natural wine does. If wine can do that to man in the natural, the spiritual wine can do much more in the realm of soul. Babylon’s wine is a wine for souls, any man who drinks it will walk  contrary to God’s provision of faith. There are people who have the greatness of this world in them, and there are different riches by which men come into such greatness. Some people employ the power of money to come into that greatness. Some people use the crowns of this life to buy into status so that kings would desire to see themFor instance, the crown of sports can give a man access in the midst of men who parade the greatness of this world. All such greatness is being crafted by a great dragon and if the church does not have greatness in her, this spirit of the Antichrist would bring his own greatness into the church. The essence is to stop what is about coming to the church which is greater than the Antichrist.

1Jn. 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

When the bible says we have overcome them, it is not talking about sickness and disease. God is saying that we are higher than the regalia and operation of the antichrist. Many believers desire the greatness and status of this world because they cannot see their greatness in God. A believer who is a professor would consider himself to be greater than a believer who does not have that kind of packaging, and he would begin to teach the saints things that look good and appealing, but actually they are not Christ’s. Such things are lower than the greatness that God has prepared for His people in Christ Jesus, and there is need for us to see into the reality of our greatness so that we will not be swayed by an inferior greatness.

The spirit of the antichrist works through men who have been dressed with Babylon’s glory. All the learnings, trainings and processes that men subject themselves to in this world are for the purpose of achieving the greatness of this world. If a man fails to count these as dung, hwill perpetrate and raise such things as the standard, instead of ChristSuch a man will substitute God’s doctrine with what he has learnt..

The essence of the commandment is to bring Christ into the flesh. Making Jesus to appear in the flesh is true greatnesss and this is what the antichrist spirit wants to stop (1Jn. 4:2-3)When this is stopped, greatness has been stopped. A man who is great is he who has the commandment, and keeps it until it manifests the mystery of godliness in him (1Tim 3:16).

When you operate in that commandment of Jesus, you are operating in the greater One because truly He is better and far greater than he that is in the world.
As a saint, we should invest our earthly sojourn into bringing out the greater One in usHe must be seen; He must not be denied His full expression in the flesh. When the greater one appears in you, those who are bound under the deception of the antichrist will come to you because they will see the brightness of your rising (Isaiah 60:3)

Men will not come to you when you are not coming into your brightness. The brightness of your rising is the manifestation of the praise and the glory of God out of you. If you do not invest your life in the greater one finding expression and fully taking over your soul-your mind and your heart, you will not be greater than he that is in the world, and those who are great in this world will not have a reason to come to you. They need to see something greater and better than what they hold before they will come.

God gave us the great commandment of love (Matt. 22:36-38) so that we might come into His greatness. The first and the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and your soul. This implies that the commandment must be brought to our physical screen (the flesh)

Anyone who holds this commandment will come into headship (Deut 28:13). He will come to thronic manifestations because he will come higher than the kings of the earth.  This was the commandment which the son obeyed, making Him much better than both angels and the present. Anyone who does this commandment will also go above the glories of the world. This great commandment will take you higher and exalt you higher than the so called great men of the worldActually, there is nothing called greatness in this world; it is all make-up greatness.  It is a facade; it is not real.

The greater One is in you, but He needs to be seen. How do we bring Him into manifestation? It is 
 using His teachings. Earthly learning cannot bring forth the manifestation of God in the flesh; all He requires from us is to obey His commandment. His commandment is love. When we love one another, we are obeying the beginning of His commandment.

Christianity is not a religion; it is actually a path into greatness. Preaching true greatness is not synonymous with preaching material prosperity. To be great is to remain i.e to live and abide forever (1Pet. 1:23e). To be great is to be certified by heaven that you are greater than the devil. To be great, is to overcome the one that overcomes others. When Satan is unable to buy you with his lying glory, it shows that you are greater.

Bless You.

Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
The Greatness of A Greater King (Part 1)
Rev. Hr (23rd Nov. 2014)