It may interest you to know that my zealous pursuit of God from 1995 to 2000 gave me a measure of milky foundation of faith (1Cor. 3:1-2a) but unknown to me, I knew nothing about Darkness, Sin or Satan as I ought (1Cor. 8:2b) and only carnally knew Christ. Heaven couldn’t speak unto me as unto spiritual (1Cor. 3:2b/Heb. 5:14) because I couldn’t bear it (Heb. 5:11/1Cor 3:2c). my zeal was lacking in spiritual knowledge (Rom. 10:2).
- I never knew that the journey from 1Tim. 2:4a to 1Tim. 2:4b and from Eph. 1:15 to Eph. 1:17-18 and from Jn. 8:31b to Jn. 8:31c/32 would take decades, during which the Lord would gradually confront my darkness (Jn. 3:19/Ps. 18:28/1Jn. 1:6/8)
- I never knew that to open the eyes of my heart, the Lord would first have to Turn me from darkness to light and from the Power of Satan unto the Power of God (Acts 26:18b-c), then my sinful nature which had escaped many ministrations/conventions would be remitted/forgiven (Acts 26:18d/Eph. 1:7/1Jn. 2:12) so that I can prepare to partake of my Inheritance, as I subscribe to the faith of the Son (Acts 26:18e/Gal.2:20)
But sometime in 2000, heaven saw my helplessness and brought my way Ministers of Righteousness (2Cor. 3:8-9) who began to undress darkness in me, confront the common love grounds I had with the world and prepare me for the ultimate love (fellowship) of the father (1Jn. 2:15). Like militants, it took another 5 years (sometime in 2005) for me to willingly consent to be disarmed of my righteousness, my confidence and secret independence from God, as I began to see my wretchedness (Rom. 7:24/Isa. 6:5). My eyes began to see (discern) the actual Person called The Word of God (Heb. 4:12/Rev. 1:2/9 & 19:13) which isn’t necessarily encountered because the bible is opened, read, preached or even ‘believed in’, but because a believer has found Mercy in the sight of the Godhead (Heb. 4:16b) to access Grace to relate with their world – TRUTH.
The following transcribed message is another attempt of heaven to help our helplessness by judging to the works of the enemy (1Jn. 3:8c-d), still hidden (2Cor. 4:2a) in the souls of men.
Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 19 (A Redefinition to Greatness)
Text: 1 Jn. 4:1-4/5:4-12
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 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.
We have victory over the world because our faith is in Jesus the Son of God And this faith is greater than the world and it system designed by Satan. (1 Jn. 5:4). The Son of God came for this reason, to destroy his works, and having achieved that, He become our victory. He did not overcome the world on the cross, He had already overcome before going to Golgotha. He said, The prince of this world cometh and findeth nothing in Me (Jhn 14:30) and also in John 14:27, he declared “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” ).
The world is designed to overcome man and keep him in captivity. Through seduction, it seeks to offer things to men in order to pull their souls to her side. The world boasts of solutions to the very problems which it created for man. The system is designed in such a way that the things of the world are dangled like a carrot before fallen men: comforts of life, solutions to needs, provisions for greatness, patterns and definitions for living, and man has been set on a race for the attainment of these things, but these are not the actual help that man needs because these things in themselves are low, and cannot make a man higher or better than the earth.
Any man who is limited to the earth is under the reign of the dragonic seat from whence issues curses (Rev. 22:3a). His intention is to provide a pseudo solution and satisfaction for man to rest, rely on that which is not the original, and thereby remain earth bound.
But in God there is a greatness that’s far better than what the world can give! The world for example considers education to be a great thing; but inside the Father there is something far greater, even the true illumination of life eternal. It is okay to get some education, have a career etc, but these should not be exalted above the riches of the saints in Christ Jesus, and no one should think that God cannot offer anything outside of such. If Adam did not sin, we would not need all these to survive.
The world is for use, and our relations with the things of the world should be confined to such use (1Cor.7:31). Worldly goods that are meant for “use” do not last because they are not made of the substances of eternal life. Except we understand this truth, we will not put things in their proper perspective. Satan does not want man to just use the things of this world, he wants those things to define and control man. That is why today, different things have become life to many: Clothing, money, property, beauty, fame, education, positions, titles. For some, if these things are not there, they cannot follow God, so you can see how man has degenerated.
1Cor. 7:30-31 ‘and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no good and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away’
This is the great lie and decepton of the dragon, but no matter what he has offered man, Christ alone has what man truly needs, and He alone can give what the world cannot offer. Jesus Christ alone is the real solution to the present state of man. That is why He is greater than he that is in the world.
To be greater than the world is to be better than what it offers. If you are not better than what it offers, you are not greater than he that is in the world. The essence of the faith revealed in the New Testament is to upgrade our make into a higher value that is better than the present world. We come into the victory of faith when we embrace the faith life that is in the Son, and that is how we become greater than the world. We come into greatness as we begin to access the secret to greatness which is found only in the SON. Faith is that key that unlocks the secret of greatness.
He who seeks greatness from the world will get it according to the definition of the world, and as such, he would be limited. This limitation makes its subject to be earthly and subjected to corruption. This is the reason why any greatness attained in the world will end up in corruption, and that is not true greatness. True greatness will make a man to endure forever. To endure forever is to come into a state of incorruptibility by the acquisition of the properties of God’s will programme (1John 2:17). So whoever is looking for true greatness should go to Him that is true (1John 5:20). Until a man comes to this point of desiring to know that which is true, he will not be delivered from lies. Such a soul will not come into the true meaning of things and would have a low quality of life.
The world has taken every landmark of definitions. Satan has put his sign post of meaning to everything, and until a man encounters Him that is original, he will not be equipped with spiritual intelligence to discern that which is fake. The evil thing about these fake things is that they look so real and appealing. You would think you are handling the original, not knowing that it is the fake. Many have lived and died, without having encountered the original definition of life. Many are in the church, believers, tongue speaking, yet oblivious of God’s definitions of how things have been from the beginning. For a man to understand the definitions of God as it was in the beginning, he needs to learn of He Who is from the beginning because HE is true.
Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
Revelation Hour Dec. 7th 2013
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