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)

Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 16

Dearly Beloved,

The following transcribed message remains simple, religiously-unfriendly and fearful. I must confess that it takes Esther’s kind of resolve to manage the sophisticated distractions that abounds today and then fulfil the glorious destiny articulated in the New Testament

The Law of Truth remains perfect, sure, pure, clean and to be desired more than gold. A generation is being groomed by such law; their hearts are beginning to rejoice, their eyes are being enlightened and their souls are being made childlike.

I trust you would find grace to openly tarry with this weighty ministration that promises to hasten the pace at which believers would be redeemed from among men (Rev. 14:4)

Graceful reading!

Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 16

Matt. 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Before a man can escape destruction and enter a dominion different from that of Babylon, he needs to gain the incorruptible life. Babylon is a custodian of destruction (i.e. corruption). Babylon is a harlot (Rev. 17) because she fornicates with powers to trap souls on earth so that people will do her will instead of doing God’s will. So carrying out Babylon’s commandment turns you into a corruptible fellow.
For you to enter the kingdom, you need to sight it first. Jesus needs to treat your eyes and raise your judgment through revelations of righteousness (Rom. 1:16). You cannot know a false person except the eyes of your understanding are enlightened.

When the eyes becomes single, the body (i.e. soul) will be full of light and that is when you will be enabled to locate the narrow and unpopular way. It doesn’t seem good to men but when your eyes are healed, you will be able to differentiate between the false and true way.

Jesus was simply saying that the gate to the kingdom is not something that a sheep can find on its own. The broad way and the narrow way represent two trees: tree of Life and the tree of death (i.e. knowledge of good and evil). These two trees also represents two kinds of prophets: the true prophet and the false prophet. What makes a prophet false is that he propagates a life that is apart from the fruit of the tree of life, which is Christ. Every man has the nature of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, therefore every man’s judgment is corruptible (Mat. 7:15).

These gates leads to a two destinations; unto life, and unto destruction. Gates can be men. The gates to destruction are human beings that have trapped corruption and would not let it go. What is responsible for corruption is the EVIL EYE (Matt. 6:21-23). This is the door to the soul and this is what has hindered many believers from entering the kingdom.

The evil eye is the eye that is turned away from God towards self through the cares of this life (Matt. 13:22/6:25-33). A man cannnot escape corruption that works lust (2Pet. 1:4) except His eyes are properly treated. 

A time is coming when the gate to destruction will be widened and made more popular, but thank God that Jesus also said that few will still find that unpopular way. One thing that is very prevalent here is that these gates (of life) are many. Jesus will send His men to His people, men who will be gates to the kingdom, not gates of hell. He would have purged them of corruption, and they will not preach this world, but they will preach Him. That is how you to know true prophets.

True prophets do not preach this world; they preach Christ. They are teachers of the kingdom and they open the gate for men to pass through them into life. True prophets will not hold people down; rather they stand as gates whom men will pass through to arrive at the dominion of the Father. Likewise, the gates of evil will not hold people down but lead people to Satan (i.e. destruction)

Mat. 7:16-20  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

A good tree is a gate that is narrow (Christ). It is Christ in men; men embodied in Christ. An evil tree is a corrupt tree. A corrupt tree is a worldly tree; it has corruptible ingredients of the world in it. This tree will lead a man to destruction. Jesus admonishes, do not enter the road that this tree propagates because it professes death.

Jesus is saying here that in these last days, there will be many trees of life and there will be many trees of death (Mat. 7:20) and they’ll be known by their works. If their fruit is worldly, it reveals that they weren’t sent.

Matt. 7:22-23 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.And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Every child of God will be faced with iniquity because iniquity is looking for those who will do her pleasure. Iniquity is that which stands against the father’s desire. Its not just the obvious sins people commit, its any desire, passion, idea, intention, plan, ambition that seems right according to human wisdom but is totally contrary to divine interest. Many cooperate with iniquity all their lives because deeper dimensions of iniquity has an appearance of good. Iniquity could be very logical and legitimate but harmful to the soul

For example, God’s intention for a man could be for that man to seek and know Him, but the man by his own human calculation would think that knowing God is not enough. He would begin to think of building a big cathedral for the Lord, or some other big project. Building a cathedral for the Lord is not a bad idea, but it may not be in the plan of God for such because it will not work out the salvation of God in his life. INIQUITY IS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD IS THE ACT OF TAKING THOUGHTS (Matt. 6:25) CONTRARY TO THE WILL OF THE FATHER

SUCH PROJECTS SOILED WITH INIQUITY ARE ALWAYS VERY MAGNIFICENT BECAUSE THE PURPOSE OF ITS EXPANSION IS TO STEAL THE PLACE OF THE WILL OF GOD. Iniquity is enlarged so that the Father would be denied of pleasure. There are things that appeal to the flesh and those are the things that iniquity magnifies before us.

What will make a soul hate the world is the opening of the eyes of his understanding. When your eyes have been flooded with light, you would receive the ability to discern the world. Fellowship with the world weakens us from running with God’s projects. The more a soul is seduced by the world, the more empowered he would be to SEEK THE WORLD and the weaker he becomes to SEEK GOD. God wants to blind the eyes with which we lust after the world so that we can carry out his will.

Many can see the world, its name and its elevations. They know the pride of life and they pursue it. Such men cannot go ahead to be good trees because of what they are beholding. They can see so much, and they would not want to give it up. God becomes little before them, and there is nothing in Christ that can be compared to the exaltation which they see in Babylon.

Satan steals might and strength from people by giving them a vision. He gave the Lord a vision on the mountain of temptation. He spoke to Eve and she began to see things about the forbidden tree. Such temptations are usually enticing. Jesus could have gone for it, but He called Himself back.

You cannot enter the kingdom except you are purged of the corruption that works through lust. What makes us lust after things is the corruptible seed we carry and it must be totally destroyed by the incorruptible seed programmed in God’s will. God’s will is called the meat of God (Jn. 4:34) and this is the instrument that would get our souls born again (1Pet. 1:23/Jn. 3:5-6)

The word of the kingdom is the incorruptible seed which the Lord referred to as the seed sown by the sower. The seed has two natures or commandments: It lives and then it abides. When you finish doing the word (walking), you will abide forever (rest).

1Pet. 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

1Jn. 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

1Jn. 2:17 describes the end of the nature of the word after it has been sown in a soul. If the word abides in you, you will abide. The reason for faith is so that we may have life and live thereby, but afterwards, we will not just live, we will also abide, which is a higher dimension.

Abraham LIVED by faith, but after his experience on Mount Moriah, he went on to ABIDE at Beersheba where he planted the groove. Abraham began to abide; he was not moving out of Beersheba. It was there he divided the inheritance because he learnt both to live and abide.

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments (i.e. live), ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept (i.e. lived) my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Love makes the soul to abide. By faith, you learn life, you acquire life, and by love, you abide.

From Eph. 1:3-6, we can see here that the blessings referenced in verse three will make you experience verse four (i.e. being made holy and without blame). It will take all the spiritual blessings in heavenly places to be made holy and blameless before Him in love. If there are heavenly places, it means each place has a purpose. All the blessings in heavenly places are supposed to be a download for complete holiness i.e. divine empowerment

The reason why they call God ‘Holy, holy, holy’, three dimensions of holiness, is because our Father is so blessed. You can call blessings virtues. The good news is that He is bringing us into the very thing that separated Him from creatures. God wants to give us the blessing of the character of His holiness.

The holiness of God is not rules and regulations, but a separation from the world. Holiness is a status above corruption and darkness. It is an immunity against corruption because to be holy is to be made whole and to be blessed as God is, and that must be in love. God’s holiness is in love. It is God’s obedience to the law of love (highest love) that keeps Him on the throne. The separations of God flows from His love nature. To say that God is love and to say that God is holy both mean the same thing.

Spiritual blessings in heavenly places include the total package of blessing, first of all in the wisdom of God. Anyone who is wise is holy because wisdom comes from that holy place and is a holy thing. We have been predestined before the foundation of the world unto the adoption of children and that means our destiny is to be adopted as children.

Adoption and glory are the same. The word ‘adoption’ means to receive; it speaks of a time when God will finally take responsibility over a man as father (Heb. 12:9). That is when according to Matt. 3:17, He will fully declare to the universethis is my son’, but we must be set apart first. You need the dews from heavenly places to fall on you to make you as white as snow

God takes pleasure in beings that have come into that state of adoption of children; they are the givers of pleasure to the Father.  In Eph. 1:5, reference to adoption of children is made because one can’t please God except those who have attained this childlike state; they who can generate pleasure to Him, such are the sons of God.

One of the things that the will of God does is that it trims you down. It trims down your haughty height and makes you innocent, unable to do anything without the Father (Jn. 5:19). It will take a child to do what the Father wants. These are not just children, they are sons (Matt. 3:17) because they will have maturity to carry out the will of the Father, even to the minutest detail. They will also be innocent about the will; they will neither touch that blueprint nor add to it, because they are holy.

TO BE A CHILD IS TO BE HOLY, PURE AND WISE. The more a pleasurable being you become to God, the meeker you are, until you attain the stature of the least or meekest (Matt. 18:4). That is a place of power.
A who has become a little child is one who can arrive at His presence and touch His pleasure because in His presence is fullness of joy, and the things at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Ps. 110:4/Heb. 7:17). When a man gives God pleasure, he too will enjoy pleasure (Ps.16:11).

No man who has not brought the Father pleasure will come into the kingdom of God. The kingdom is a world of God’s pleasure where both God and man are pleasured because in pleasing God, man comes into the pleasure zones of divinity. This pleasure is not just for a while but forevermore.

No wonder Jesus faced the cross with joy (Heb. 12:2). Can you endure many things (sufferings) when you know that pleasure is awaiting you? This pleasure is encapsulated in His will, and that is what births us into the world of God’s pleasure.

Bless You!

Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
Learning the Father’s Pleasure (Part 2)
VGC Bi-Monthly Outreach
6th July, 2014.