Monday, January 12, 2015

Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 24

Dearly Beloved,

Heaven’s commitment to bless us with himself has commenced on a fearful note. Saints have started grazing on green pastures (Ps. 23:2a/Rev. 22:2f) and drinking of living waters (Ps. 23:2b/Rev. 7:17/21:6) meant to prepare their souls for resurrection status (1Cor. 15:41c) and grant them a superior healing to that which Adam had before he fell.

The following transcribed message attempts to breakdown a meaty aspect of God’s Hidden Wisdom that should gradually see us gradually conform to the 100, 60 and 30 fold bridal company of the kingdom called PRAISE (typifying Little Children - Isa. 60:18D/1Jn. 2:12), HONOR (typifying Young Men - 1Pet. 1:7/1Jn. 2:14c) and GLORY (typifying Fathers -2Jn. 2:14/Rev. 21:11).

1Pet. 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto PRAISE and HONOR and GLORY at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Graceful reading!
Non-Negotiable Counsels of God's Kingdom - Part 24

The enemy is closer and angrier with truth seekers like never before. He's angry with their course in the Spirit and afraid of the reality of his end which is at hand. The more God’s life is unveiled, the more he gets angry. If you have his things (1Jn. 2:15), start renouncing them (2Cor. 4:2). This is the time we are to give out everything Satan has deposited in us, so that we can say like Jesus 'The prince of this world cometh and findeth nothing in me' (John 14:30). This is the time for purity, a time to hate to the uttermost, everything that’s unrighteous.

This is a sensitive year that can break or make you. Do everything to stand! Check your heart and thoughts, let there not be anything accursed in it. Pills of bitterness can get you and others defiled and also get you angry with God. Like Peter, Satan desires to have seekers of truth. He loves and lusts after them and desires to have them at all cost, but someone's prayer (the Lord Jesus) has prevailed. Have faith and don't keep your heart unguarded. Prepare to take him out completely so that you can stay totally free.

The epistles admonish us to BE SOBER and VIGILANT (1 Pet. 1:13/5:8; 1Thes. 5:8/Tit. 2:6). To be sober is to be calm and to be vigilant is to be at alert. Some of us don't know we have an adversary. On this terrain, you don't boast with sayings like 'greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world' (1John 4:4). The epistles ‘respected’ Satan even till the book of revelation. Even in the Old Testament, Michael didn't bring a railing accusation to him but rather employed the authority of the Lord against him, saying “The Lord rebuke thee” (Jude vs.9). Also, in Zech. 3:1-4, the angel of the Lord had to intervene when Satan stood at the right hand of Joshua the son of Josedech (the high priest) to resist him. Thank God we have a superior advocate who is superior to glorious angels. Satan talks too much, so please don't listen to him. The Lord will keep your mind in this year of great feasts, amen.

Jude 1:20  "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost"

Jesus said the weightier matters of the law are judgment, faith and mercy (Matt. 23:23), but there's a new faith unveiled in the New Testament and it’s called your most holy faith that enables us PRAY IN THE HOLY GHOST. Our most holy faith is not faith towards God but the faith of the son of God. The level of your tongue is the level of your entrance into the Kingdom, which is not in meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Rom. 14:17).

The new birth baptizes your spirit into the righteousness of God and therefore the spirit is life (Rom. 8:10). There are things your spirit has but as long as your soul doesn't have or own it, it's not yet accredited to you (your soul) as righteousness (Gal. 3:6)

1 Jn.  3:7 "Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous."

The righteousness in our spirit doesn’t belong to our soul. Only does that do righteousness are righteous so the question now is “How can I do righteousness”? The first commandment to a child of God is to do righteousness, so that he can be born of God (1John 2:29). You didn’t do any righteousness before you spirit became righteousness. Righteousness was imputed in you because you got born again but God wants you to bring righteousness into his being by doing and birthing your soul in righteousness

1 John  2:29  If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
To UNDO iniquity, the soul must LEARN to do righteousness. If the soul isn't doing righteousness, it can't experience a new creation birth (1Pet.1:23/Jam. 1:21) like the spirit previously did by believing in the Lord. The spirit became righteous at Christ expense but because the soul is another man with a will, it must be made willing and obedient (Isa. 1:19/Ps. 110:3) before it can be born again or attain a new creature state.

Did I gather you all by myself? God brought you. Through these teachings, God wants to make the process that occurred in your spirit to also take place in your soul. Manifestations are like witnesses to the word of God that encourage us, but when it's higher than the activities of the unseen in our soul, it can shut down our inheritance.

When you check the gospels, before you get to the end of Acts, miracles began to be silent and it started becoming an internal thing, not just external manifestations. I can be healed bodily but my soul is dying (i.e. malnourished). I can have money and yet be poor in my soul. Some souls hasten into becoming children of God and we should not be left behind here. It's the doing, not the preaching. It’s 'He that doeth’ not 'he that preacheth' righteousness. Heaven is campaigning for doers because these are the days where doers of the word would be glorified/perfected

Your physical body is your house, but your soul is more real it. It’s disastrous for your outward man to be okay while your inward man is perishing. The outward man ought to be ‘perishing’ for the inward man to be renewed day by day (2 Cor. 4:16). The outward man has the ability to suffocate the inner man (soul) and also disallow the spiritman from expressing himself. The war is between the two (Gal. 5:17), between the inner man and the outward man. Anyone that wins rules the other. If the inner man wins the war, he'll rule the outward man and vice versa.

2 Cor. 4:16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Paul was dying outside (2Cor. 1:8-10) but he was living on the inside. He that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin (1 Pet. 4:1). Not just by confessing or hearing the word, but doing the word! When you begin to do righteousness, you trigger suffering (Heb. 5:8-9). Immediately you put your hands on the plough, you trigger suffering. So, don't judge a spiritual man with a carnal man. A carnal Christian and a spiritual Christian have different laws at work in them. A carnal Christian can divorce his wife on grounds of adultery, but a spiritual Christian would rather yield to a higher law of love through the leading of the Spirit (1Cor:2:14/Rom. 8:14).

Heb. 5:8-9 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he SUFFERED; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY HIM (i.e. suffer with him and would therefore reign with him -1Tim. 2:12)

1 Cor. 2:14  "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because THEY ARE SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED."
A carnal Christian cannot spiritually discern the things of God. There's a way you speak to a carnal man who would always find wrong in what a spiritual man does. For example, two days before Jesus went to the cross, he was praised, but these same carnal men either despised or rejected him when he was heading for the cross because he failed to display his power.

When sons are going to Golgotha, there are men placed by the enemy to despise or accuse him. There is a lot of evidence against someone who is a son. The Bible says "he that is spiritual judgeth all things yet he himself is judged (discerned/understood) of no man" (1Cor. 2:15).

1 Pet. 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you

Peter wrote to the churches not to think it strange when some strange things happen to them (1 Pet. 4:12). They were breaking Satan's strength, so the man behind darkness will try to prove to you that what you are holding is not right. He knows you're looking for God's throne and want to end his reign. He knows anyone who pleases God will be promoted by God into honour and glory, so the devil would try to discourage you from this path of righteousness.

Righteousness is the tutorial of the work that’s ongoing in your spirit. To understand or own it, the soul has to learn it. You need to make the soul understand. Understanding means discernment. As long as your soul isn't getting it, you won't manifest it. A blind soul would remain blind until spiritual understanding comes (Ps. 119:130/Acts 26:18)

Righteousness is that which God has done. The day the soul knows, understands and lives by righteousness, it would begin to move into righteousness (Matt. 6:33/Jn. 3:5). So when I'm acquiring revelations of righteousness (Rom. 1:16), I'm entering the kingdom which is the Holy Ghost –Rom. 14:17)! No other life exists in the Holy Ghost rather than the life of the kingdom of God. A soul that does righteousness habitually (1Jn. 2:29/3:9) has entered the Holy Ghost but I can't do righteousness except I find the gospel of righteousness (Rom.1:16-18).

Living by faith is entering into the kingdom. Anyone not living by faith can't pray in the Holy Ghost, and this faith is the faith of the Son (Gal. 2:20). What resides in Christ also resides in the Holy Ghost. When you walk and live by the Faith of the Son, you enter into the Holy Ghost (the kingdom). You enter by partaking of understanding which the Holy Ghost communicates.

Imagine the Holy Spirit teaching you! He's turning you into a spirit (Jn. 3:6/8). He'll teach you things that will make you a spirit/spiritual. There are teachings that have turned men into carnal beings. What solves the problem of flesh is the kingdom. 

Can flesh enter the Holy Ghost? No! Before it can do so, the Holy Ghost has to turn (convert) it. (Matt. 18:3). To be a little child means to be spiritual. It's the communication of the Spirit that the Holy Ghost will teach you. The Holy Ghost is a teacher (comforter) just like Jesus (Jn. 14:16)

Matt. 18:3 Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven

The Holy Ghost comes to teach our souls how not to be flesh again; how to convert flesh to spirit! That's the true deliverance and true liberty (Jn. 8:32). The Holy Ghost was sent to teach you the how of both the Lord Jesus and the Father – Eph. 1:14/Jn. 14:23). The Holy Ghost comes to your soul through teaching (Acts 18:11/28:30-31).

When entrance is being administered (2Pet. 1:11), flesh is always positioned to steal you dominion by making you at ease concerning entrance into the Kingdom. It takes suckling and babes to enter in into kingdom. So when I'm praying in the Holy Ghost, I'm praying the prayer that the Holy Ghost through the quickening of my soul is praying, I'm praying as one in the Spirit. My soul needs to be in the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost can't trust you into His belly when He can't trust your soul. Anything that defiles can't be brought into the Holy Ghost.

To be in or to enter the Holy Ghost is not speaking mysteries or tongues. Rather, entering the Holy Ghost has to do with him teaching you the things that are in Him. If I'm able to live the life of peace, I've moved into him because "blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" (Matt. 5:9).

Melchizedech was called king of righteousness and peace and that is the type of man that will enter the Holy Ghost, Jude 1:20 threw light to second Peter chapter 2 by saying “to experience freedom you need to be praying in the Holy Ghost". Praying with all prayers in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18). A watcher is he who has entered the kingdom and you can’t be one if the eyes of your spirit are not open. When your eyes are open, you’ll see righteousness and you watch over men in the kingdom. When you pray with and enlightened spiritual understanding, you are praying in the Holy Ghost and you are building up yourself (soul) on your most Holy Faith.
Don't use senses that haven’t been cultured by the Spirit (Jude 1:19). When you're sensual, you have not in the Spirit. Such a person has the Spirit in their spirit but not in their soul.

Jude  1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

What we need is the mercy that kept Jesus until He obtained! We need this mercy! When you walk by faith, you train your soul to walk by the unseen, because what is seen is temporal. Things that pertain to life and godliness are unseen.

All the armor listed in Ephesians chapter 6 dwells on one armour called LOVE. Paul was a teacher of faith but didn’t go deep like apostle John did on love. You're supposed to walk by the faith of the son until you come to the love of God. You can't know love until you've known faith. Faith and love are two forces of life but faith works by love! I start by being born of faith (of the son) and then go on to be born of love.

1 John  3:23 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.

1 John 4:15-17 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Believing and confessing that Jesus is the Son is a profession of the state of a soul, hence God indwells such a believer. To overcome the dragon (Rev. 12:11), you need to go further and be born of God (1Jn. 5:1). As you begin to agree with the syllabus of sonship in the Lord Jesus, He'll show you His true colour to know if you will deny Him. 

Some came but couldn't continue in the son (1Jn. 2:9), they couldn't take the principle of life Jesus stood for. He came by water and blood (1Jn. 5:6). To come by water is to be born of faith, while to come by blood is to be born of love. Jesus is both faith and love.

1 Jn 4:16 declares that God is love, but you won't read of God is faith because faith is the way to God and no one comes to the father but by Jesus. You can't come into love except you see Jesus as he is. I need to know Jesus to come into this love. It's not by saying 'I love you' but rather, it's a life of the brotherhood (brethren). By loving my brother love, I must lay down my life for my brother.

You need the ladder of faith to get to God. For John to teach love, he was referring men back to faith, saying “you need the faith of the son to understand love”. You need to be a son of God by faith so you can then complete your sonship course in love. I can't get to God except through the Son of God. "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (Jn. 1:12).

Paul demonstrated that man can attain the faith of the son by saying "it's no longer I that lives but Christ that lives in me" (Gal.2:20). When you're dealing with love, you're dealing with a high truth. Before Satan fell, he was a morning son and a love being (Job 38:7/Isa 14:12). Every morning son are love beings. They knew something about love and could relate with the commandments (Ps. 103:20)

Satan was once an angel of Love and to break him completely, you need to be in the love of the father. You need to keep yourself in the love of God (Jude vs 21). When I begin to live by his faith, I relinquish all my things and become ripe enough to enter into God's love. When you're learning faith, you are learning how to live in righteousness, but when you are learning love, you're LEARNING HOW NOT TO DIE!

Satan tempts us to bring about death. He comes to steal, kill and to destroy (Jn. 10:10) but because you've learnt how to Love, you will overcome him. Love is a dwelling place, while Faith is a pathway. I walk by faith to come into a dwelling place where I will find an abode. He that doeth the will of God shall abide forever (IJn. 2:17). You need to understand how not to die. When you walk in love this way, you screw yourself into God's realm, sit or abide in Love and you become love. You can't get such a person out, neither can you make him to change because he has been sealed with the son and father (Jn. 14:21/23)

May God make you see love! I see the Father very near over us. We will have insight into immortality. Immortality is when Satan can no longer kill or steal from you. It will get to a place where you will be living out immortality. The food that love prepares for your soul is for the soul to enter into immortality. This is the realm of God that Heaven is opening to us, the very realm of love and a fresh revelation being unsealed by the father.

Bless You!
First Prayer Meeting of the Year - 06/01/2015
Minister: Rev. Kayode Oyegoke