Though I found grace to be present at this January 2015 intense Writing the Vision Monthly Feast, reading through over and over again, the following (full transcript) – with excerpts below, made me appreciate the Lord as an AWESOME COMPETENT SAVIOR!
I/we can only trust the Lord that you would MAKE OUT TIME and patiently read/share, because the attached “3-COURSE MEAL SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT YOU – ABOUT ‘CHRIST IN YOU’ AND ‘YOU IN CHRIST’ - Col. 1:27/Jn. 17:21-23”.
Writing the Vision Monthly Feast (3rd Edition)
Ministration #4 (The Law of Divine Life)
Ministering: Pastor Emeka Egwuchukwu
The programme of God in believers through the unveiling of Christ is an offshoot of God’s mercy and that is why no man can boast. This work is done in prudence and wisdom for the purpose of finishing God’s work (Eph. 3:11).
There is nothing that is happening to us right now that God is not aware of, because God, according His eternal purpose, has designed us for this season. This programme of God is all about Him; it starts with Him and ends with Him (Phil. 2:13).
We should not count the duration of God’s programme according to natural calendar but by the administration of the allocation of heaven at a particular time by the Spirit. We should not be in a hurry or be discouraged because the end is longer than we think? That is why we must walk by faith and love.
Faith and love is the power of God. As children, we have understood power to mean a physical demonstration of power (1Cor. 13:11). That childish understanding we have is what we try to use to understand the gospel, which is the power of God, and this has limited our understanding. What a child calls “power” is not really “the power of God” – Rom. 1:16.
Faith is demonstrated in various degrees and measures, beginning from faith towards God. We need to understand that God loves faith in all its levels of manifestations and whenever He sees faith, He sees a ground that can receive life. A heart exercised in faith can thrust forth into the invisible and believe that which is not seen.
There is faith and love at a lower dimension (Eph. 1:15), and there is also faith and love at a higher dimension (Gal. 2:20). The lower faith in Eph. 1:15 was called “faith in the Lord Jesus”, and the love of that lesser faith was described as “love unto all saints”. These faith and love cannot bring us to perfection but are meant to prepare the heart for a higher faith.
When someone is operating in faith towards God (faith in the Lord Jesus) and love unto all saints, he has not received the life of God that is in his spirit, in his soul. This is because it is the soul that receives faith, not our human spirit. It is with the heart man believes unto righteousness and it is from the same heart that unbelief springs from. It is “the soul that sinneth shall die” (Eze. 18:20). The soul sins when it refuses the end of faith (1Pet. 1:9) and love measured out to him so as to inherit a higher life.
Faith towards God that operates by believing, prepares us for a higher provision of Faith which operates by the opening of the inner eyes.
We do not automatically come into this higher dimension, if not, Apostle Paul would not have prayed for the church in Ephesus and Colosse (Eph. 1:15-17, Col. 1:9-11). This prayer is for the soul and not for the spirit. The reason for this is that the life of God is received in the heart by the faith of the Son of God
From Eze. 18:20, we can see that the soul dies as a result of not agreeing with the faith and love that brings life. The soul can be nice, believe in supernatural exploits, but as long as the faith of the Son has not been communicated to such a soul, he remains a sinner. What will make you not to sin is because the seed of God is dwelling in you (1Jn 3:9). Many souls do not allow this seed to be planted in them and would rather rest with exploits of faith towards God.
ANY TIME GOD SEES AN ACT OF FAITH IN A MAN, HE IS EXCITED AND WILL BE WAITING FOR THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO BRING A HIGHER FAITH FOR LIFE IN THE SOUL. THIS WILL COME WITH SOME DEMANDS TO RELINQUISH TROPHIES THAT THE LOWER FAITH HAS ACQUIRED AND THAT IS, WHEN YOU BEGIN TO SEE WHAT MAN ACTUALLY IS.
In faith towards God, you really do not know men because there is a whole lot of boasting and some works of flesh can thrive without been questioned. It is at the unveiling of a higher faith that the diseases of the soul will begin to be judged (Ps 103:3). These diseases can escape the light of faith towards God, even use it to thrive and can acquire for the soul pseudo justification.
What God’s life will do is to confront our infirmities because He wants to deposit His life. It is the life of God dwelling in you that will make you abide in the Son and the father. The consistent thought in the epistles is not just what happened to your spirit. It is talking about the administration of God’s life to the soul. The soul is the being that God wants to quicken. The soul is the one that will receive God’s seed. It is the soul that can sin and it is the soul that can do righteousness.
Our level of understanding actually makes us not to know what sin is - “All unrighteousness is sin” (1John 5:7). I used to ask, “What was it that Moses did that made God deny him entrance into the promise land?” What Moses did, when compared to what the children of Israel did, were worlds apart. The children of Israel murmured, they tempted God and did all kinds of things. To them at that level, that was transgression or sin and they got punished for it. Moses never did anything like that, but when little disobedience was found with him, God held it against him.
Children cannot commit sins that sons will commit, because God’s things has not been committed into their hands: their inner eyes have not been enlightened. And that is why the sins of Children are different from the sin of sons.
1 John 3:1-2. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:
The love that is being spoken in that passage is the love that sons have come into, and this love is not “love for all the saint” - Eph 1:15, but rather, the love of the father (1Jn. 2:15)
1 John 2:15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
It is that love of the Father that God wants to deposit in us to upgrade us from children to sons. Sonship is not in the so called exploits - outward show or childish definition of sonship. It is receiving the love of the Father as the seed that will abide in you and make you not to sin. Such a person will not love the world because the love of the Father is in him. Anyone that does not have the love of the Father is not yet a son. You cannot love the world and be a son. Every one of us that will ever become a son must come out of the world, by the calling of God, for the purification of the soul from the world.
“The world knoweth not us” - 1 John 3:1, is in the same sense whereby a man will know his wife sexually and when this happens, a seed is deposited. When the world has fellowshipped and deposited its seed in a soul, and the seed has been carried to a period of maturity, it will bring forth a son of perdition.
“The world knoweth us not” in 1 John 3:1 can also be put this way, “the world did not impregnate us, and therefore we have kept the teeth of our virginity”. He has helped us in such way that a veil has been created between us and the world such the world cannot penetrate us again. THIS WALL IS THICK AND IS CALLED SONSHIP.
You must desire to get to the place where the world cannot find you again. Right now, I cannot say, “The prince of this world cometh and find nothing in me” - John 14:30. There are plenty things that the prince of this world can still find in me, not only as acts but also as thoughts.
In the realm of thought, we flutter and we have forgotten that as a man thinks in his heart so he is. You may not even have done it, but you think about it, and by it, you err, because sin begins from the realm of thought and eventually it comes into action.
“The world knoweth us not” is a place for someone who has entered into the love of the Father (1 John 3:1). It is coming fully into the power of God and the faith of the operation of God (Col. 2:10). You will get a place where you will not sin either in thought or in action. It is at this realm that we can declare “The prince of this world comes to me and find nothing in me” (John 14:30).
One of the strength of sons is that they know how to avoid traps of Satan, which children easily stray into - the trap is sinning against life. Right now, we still sin against life because we cannot discern rightly. There are things we get involved with, even with good intentions that are against the law of the Spirit of life. Faith and love is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Faith here is not to believe God for things, but I am talking about faith of the operation of God which is called faith of the Son of God. Faith of the Son and the love of the Father are the laws of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
Something was in Christ Jesus, which limited Him from sinning and that thing operates by faith and love. Sons will not go outside the boundary of faith of the Son and of the love of the Father. They will not disobey commandment that is supposed to guide and keep them within the boundaries of the Spirit of life. They cannot sin against the thing that is in them.
What Satan uses to seduce us away from faith is this world. There is a system that is upon the earth that has fashioned a lifestyle for everyone and it is difficult to relinquish. If you are vigilant in the spirit, you will know it.
Your inconsistence in the path of faith and love is a sin, and this is because of our depraved sense of judgment. That is why our judgement has to be raised. Blessed are you if the Spirit of God always helps you to know when you err. Erring here is not committing fornication but sinning against the law of life, and the reason we err is because we are low in discernment.
God has to help us, because our adversary is very crafty. He can accompany you to church and be talking to you even when you are reading Bible. WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW NOT TO LOSE LIFE AND SOME OF THE WAY OF LEARNING THIS IS AVOIDING SOME CONVERSATIONS THAT DRAIN LIFE OUT OF YOU. We need to know the love of the father that passes understanding and that love is not feeling; but dying to this world, its lust and passion.
(Obedience to the Law of Divine Life)
Ministering: Rev. Mrs Kayode Oyegoke
The more attention we give to the light (the revelation of Christ) that is coming, the more victory we have over distractions. God is giving us much Grace to look more upon Him like we have never witnessed before. As we shun distractions and check our spirits in times of trouble, we will see the joy of the Lord springing forth. We are in for joyful moments ahead of us.
God is speaking - it is our duty to connect to what He is saying at this time and move with the light that is shining. Our prayer this time is to ask the Lord help us tune to heavenly frequency. The devil comes to jam our frequency most of the time so that we can come down to the flesh and not hear what God is saying. Heaven is moving on and there are people who are moving on with heaven. It is my prayer that we will all move on at the frequency of heaven. The Lord is speaking from heaven, heaven is moving and the church is matching. I will take part in the matching group.
The church is matching to glory, honour, and dominion to reign with Christ unto life and immortality to as sons of God (Romans 2:7). This has always been the plan of God, and that is why Jesus died on the cross (2Tim. 1:10). The devil cannot abort this plan because it has already been written and prophesied that sons will arise unto God. We must not allow the devil to abort this great destiny in our lives because that is the reason for the revelation of the Lord that is coming to us.
Light, here, is the revealed standard of God which is as high as the earth from the heaven, Isa. 55:8-9. As we journey further into light, the standard gets tougher because God will be confronting our standards that seem righteous with a greater standard. These standards are the laws that operate in God. Our standards are what constitute our ways and that is what make us inglorious, void of God’s life and earth bound. This is what has also made us lack dominion which is one of the blessings of sonship.
Sonship is the original plan of God for man because Adam was crowned with glory; he was a son (Luke 3:38, Heb. 2:7/8) but he fell from glory and that is why God is raising sons. If he hadn’t fallen, there would not have been any need for raising sons from the scratch. The intention of God from the beginning is that every man on earth will become sons of God. Adam was meant to eat that tree of life in the garden, which would have made him become an authentic son of God full of life, glory, honour and strength - and never die again. Man lost life after the fall and became flesh, Gen. 6:3.
When the Bible says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called the sons of God (1John 3:1)”, you will need to understand the hope of the gospel to appreciate this. You cannot understand that passage until you know “what we shall be like” and then you will “know the manner of the Father’s love” (1John 3:2”. He wants us to conform to the image of His Son and Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life, the Bright and the Morning Star. (John 11:25; John 14:6; Rev. 22:16). This is what the Love of the Father aims at making us.
God is love, and that is what He is bestowing on us, and it is the same love He is bringing us into. When I look at it, I get scared because naturally, no man can love at that level. It is this love that makes God desire that man should be called His sons. Eph. 2:4-5.
The light of God that is coming at this time is out of His love. He first demonstrated that love to us when He sent Jesus to die for our sin. This Love quickened us, brought us from the grave and is able bring us to an expected end. Phil. 1:6. The expected end is that, “we might become the sons of God”. John 3:16.
The gift of love is LIFE and that is the most important need of man. THE PROJECT OF GOD IS HOW HE CAN GIVE ETERNAL LIFE TO ALL FLESH. The dominion of sons is handling eternal life which is the tool for reigning in life. We cannot talk of sonship without reference to eternal life which is the ultimate gift of God for man. 1Tim. 6:12.
God gave Jesus Christ the authority to quicken flesh (John 5:21) and that is how God shows love to any man. He makes flesh alive by the teaching of righteousness and He brings his ways that are higher than man’s, because Christ has to teach flesh His way for it to be quickened. The essence of the light that is shining is to make us alive.
We need to continue in well doing by giving heed to the light that is shining - Rom. 2:7. Any standard that God raises by revelation, is what is counted as “well doing”, and that is what will lead to glory, honour, immortality and eternal life. You have to be patient to lay hold on the kingdom.
The promise (eternal life) can only be inherited by the faith of the Son of God. This type of faith is what delivered the promise of the Spirit to us, unlike faith towards God which can only take care of our natural life. THE SUBSTANCE OF FAITH TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IS THE REVELATION OF THE LIFE THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS. You cannot locate this faith except Christ is revealed, and we follow what is revealed with patience. The reason for patience is because it takes time for eternal life to appear.
Whenever we are in a hurry to manifest eternal life, it is good we also consider how long it takes God to help us out of sinful habits. We are the ones delaying the manifestation of eternal life because we are not taking steps as light comes. If we respond to light immediately it comes, there will be much progress in life coming out from us than we have experienced.
We need to ask God not just for light to shine on us, but also for grace to obey the light that is shining this season, because the blessing is in doing his commandment. If light shines and we do it, we will enter into life. Entering into life is entering into God’s rest and His strength.
The light that God is bringing will defeat the process of aging, because it will bring about quickening. Our souls have tasted death through trespasses, so quickened and remission of our ways would only be addressed as we take heed to the light that is coming to us. The coming of righteousness is for our soul to be instructed away from the way of death. For instance, when God brings a demand to us, to be quiet, the soul and the body may find it difficult but as we obey such instructions, we fulfil righteousness which will in turn, bring life and peace to us. The soul will want to react to issues naturally because it has been used to rejecting the way of life but we re-train our soul to reject the way of death and cleave to light.
We lose life anytime we disobey God’s instruction and we have to walk to regain it. The law of the Spirit of life is what will re-retrain our senses to discern how not to sin against life. When this law is not revealed to you, you will not even know when you are sinning against it. The more the light you have, the more knowledge of the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus you receive.
I was invited to a gathering where all kinds of things have been said concerning me. One of the things they said was that I was poor. Because of that, I wore my best attire to that event so that they could know I was not poor. After the event, the Lord told me I should not have worn my best attire but put on what might be likened to sackcloth. For days I was begging God that I was sorry. To God, what I did was a sin against life - a sin against life.
As our eyes are being opened, we will see in their true light, substances of darkness which we have formerly justified and wallowed in, without any sense of remorse.
Those who want eternal life do not need recommendation from men - Gal 1:10. That is one of the things you must learn. If not, you will always live for man to commend you. Flesh (natural man) is so particular about what people say about him and, at times, he will want to show to people that things have changed. Jesus Christ spoke to the Pharisees that they could not believe in Him because they sought the honour that comes from man, but He never sought honour from man but from God - John 5:44. Anyone who is seeking honour from God must go the way of honour - Rom. 2:7. As light increases, the road becomes narrower. May God give us the grace to go through it, amen.
The honour that comes from God is eternal life. When you submit to the law of the Spirit of life, you receive more life and then come to honour (2Pet. 1:17). God will not announce you if you have not come into life (honour). The Morning Light that is shining is what God uses to bring men into honour and we must receive grace to submit to it.
We are a company of people who have been called to honour and glory - 2Pet. 1:3. This light is shining from Zion and is beckoning on us to come home and as we obey this light, we journey into our city so do not allow anything to distract you.
The devil will do everything to take your eyes off of the light that is shining. The contention of the moment is DISTRACTIONS, because the light will keep shining. The light that is shining has a purpose, a reason, and a destination.
God is doing something - there are activities in the spirit; He is taking His people on a journey to the end and we must cooperate with Him. One of our prayers in this season is that God should give us grace to be focused. The devil will not fold his hands and watch us go just like that; he will by all means want to distract us but do not ever take your eyes off the kingdom. Do not ever lose focus on where God wants you to come.
What will take us to Gods presence is the light of God that is shining and as we journey by that light, we would end in great joy. Every step you take in the revelation of Jesus takes you to the presence of God and we come into the fullness of Joy - Psalm 16:11, Rom. 6:15.
When you yield yourself to sin, you have yielded yourself to death - Rom. 6:23. Sin is everything that contradicts the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus; it is an alternative life to the life that is revealed. By sin here, I don’t mean filthiness of the flesh like fornication, which the bible admonished us by saying, “Let it not be once named among you as becometh saint” - Eph. 5:3. You should have journeyed above that by now.
Overcoming works of the flesh -Gal. 5:16- is an elementary sanctification that is required from a child of God. When you get born again, there should be a loss of appetite for works of the flesh and this is a work of grace - not something that you boast of. If you walk in the Spirit, you will not commit fornicating, because He will guide your daily activities. THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH ISSUES OF FORNICATION AND THE REST IS TO FOLLOW THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT - Gal. 5:16. So sins here are the one committed after the eyes have been enlightened.
Christ is our doctrine and this doctrine is delivered to us when Christ is revealed and we obey from the heart. You do not get free from sin in one day - Rom. 6:18. Our sins are plenty so God through the revelation of Christ, by the Spirit, has to treat them gradually. God treats sins by bringing light. Grace comes with light - Rom. 6:15-17
When you yield to sin, you are yielding to death - James 1:15. Sin not just brings physical death, it makes us to lose life in your soul and empties you of eternal life. Eternal life has laws that regulates and guide its operations. The more you yield to those laws, the more life you get - Rom. 6:19-23
Sons are those who are going to learn and obey righteousness. Learning righteousness is learning the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, because He is the Righteousness of God and also ours. As you obey Him, you are being made right. In being made right, you are acquiring eternal life and you are coming into authority - you are coming into dominion, into honour and you are into reign with Him.
You cannot separate righteousness from the making of sons. Eternal Life Is The Authority And Sceptre Of Sons - Heb 1:8. When you come into life, you come into dominion and that is when the Godhead will say, “you are a son”. God is gradually taking us there.
Do not forget, you must not lose your focus - Heb.12:2. The devil can say so many things, but God is saying something else. Hold fast anything God is saying to you. As you hear God, submit yourself to it. Your vindication is the life that you come into. You cannot come into life except you submit to the laws of life. You have to pay attention to the laws of life. God will constantly bring the laws of eternal life so that He can move you from death to life and when you come fully to life, you are vindicated.
Ministration #6 (The Birth Process of Sons)
Ministering: Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
Text: John 1:10-12, Matt. 28:18-19
The commandment in Mathew 28:18-19 to, “Go ye therefore, teach all nations and baptize them” () far transcends water baptism like we saw Philip baptise the Ethiopia Eunuch in the book of Acts 6:27-40. This is a teaching for the soul. THE SOULS OF MEN ARE BAPTISED BY TEACHING THEM THE NAME OF THE FATHER, OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST – Matt. 28:19
Jesus was talking about God’s programme to all nation that will last throughout this age and he was saying “that the baptism of nations will continue to the end of the world”. Jesus has said, “He would be with us to the end of the world”, and that means this baptism (teaching) will continue to the end of the world. Those who will carry out the works of this baptism must know that He is with them.
The Lord will not put His approval on our work in the vineyard if we are not baptising men in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son and in the name of the Holy Ghost - Matt. 28:19. If you want His approval on anything you are doing for Him, then, do what He has commanded - baptize men.
Another word for baptism is “to immerse”, which also means, “to put into”. So Matthew 28:19 can be paraphrased as, “Put them into the Father, put them into the Son and put them into the Holy Ghost” - and that is the order of authority, though the functionality starts with the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Baptism into the name of the Holy Ghost begins with the new birth is a pre-requisite for being baptized into the name of the Son. It will not be easy to receive the name of the Son when you have not received the name of the Holy Ghost.
The name of the Holy Ghost means the allocation that is in the Holy Ghost by the Godhead. It is a decision made by the Godhead that the Holy Ghost has to start first. Before Jesus came to the earth, the Holy Ghost has been coming in measures and then He would go away. The Holy Ghost can manifest a token of His Person among men, but that is not all of Him.
Before the Holy Ghost was released to stay on earth, it took Jesus thirty–three and half years of work. Jesus said He would pray the Father and the Father would give us another comforter. He said the Holy Ghost would be in us and with us. (John 14:16-18). While Jesus was on earth, and also after His resurrection, He prepared the soul of the apostles to different degrees.
Baptism into the Name of the Holy Ghost was what the Holy Ghost came for on the day of Pentecost. In Acts 2 - on the day of Pentecost, the disciples of Jesus were not just filled with the Holy Ghost, but their spirits were also birthed into God. At Cornelius house, while Peter was yet speaking, the Holy Ghost fell on the people and they spoke in tongue because they believed in their heart, the word of the Lord from Peter. All this happened even though Peter hadn’t made an altar call for repentance.
Baptism begins with being sealed with the name of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost begins with you from the foundation of your faith - He births you as a baby and then fills you with Himself. That initiates you into the realm of the Spirit so you can relate with spiritual things.
This baptism does not start with the name of the Father, because that is the greatest and much more complex. For instance, you start school from the elementary level, then you graduate unto a tertiary level. Our elementary teacher is the Holy Ghost, and receiving this dispensation of divine resources is known as “baptism with the name of the Holy Ghost” - and evangelism, speaking in tongues e.t.c, are all contained in the name of the Holy Ghost.
In the name of the Holy Ghost, there is also the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit, because each NAME has its gifts. With each coming of the persons of the Godhead, there are manifestations. The Bible says, “The manifestation of the Holy Ghost is given to every man to profit withal” - 1 Cor. 12:7. All the nine gifts of the Spirit are from the Holy Ghost. He gives the gift of: prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues, discerning of spirits, healing, working of miracles, faith, word of knowledge and the gift of the word of wisdom.
The word of knowledge is to know something supernaturally without being told by anyone. It is the Holy Ghost telling you about something, about a person or about a situation that will occur in the future, has occurred in the past or is occurring in the present. The word of wisdom is to know how to solve a problem supernaturally, because wisdom is profitable to direct.
Inside these baptisms, apart from the encounters, are doctrines that each of these Personalities carry, which fully unveils their names. The doctrine that the name of the Holy Ghost carries are highlighted in Hebrews 6:1-2, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment”.
To “leave” the principles of the doctrine of Christ means to leave the little beginning of the doctrine of Christ. All these principles of the doctrine of Christ are all contained in the name of the Holy Ghost.
The message of faith towards God is meant to help our hearts to believe God for our natural needs to be met. These churches were powerful churches - God started them and they are His God’s works.
The doctrine of baptisms in Heb. 6:2, has to do with the new birth: with the Holy Ghost baptism and with water baptism. “Laying on of hands” was not taught in those days, but we found ourselves doing so. The Jews do it because it was a tradition from the Old Testament, shown in the New Testament.
The doctrine of resurrection of the dead refers to “rapture” - that is our dead bodies being raised from the graves. We are waiting for Jesus to come so that our bodies can be change to His. We have heard such messages several times and we even have songs about it.
The doctrine of repentance from dead works is the so called “holiness message”, which some churches are built around. Repentance from dead works purified people’s heart in those days. The S.U. (Scripture Union) Movement for example, was purely based on repentance from dead works and was characterized with “discipleship messages”. When the message of faith towards God came, the message of repentance from dead works” waned a bit, but many people misunderstood the actual interpretation of faith towards God.
The reason for faith towards God is to train our souls to get used to the invisible, so as to trust in the One who is not seen. GOD WANTS TO USE FAITH TOWARDS GOD TO TRAIN OUR BELIEVING SYSTEM. The intention of God for this provision is that, through this, we should be trained to believe Him for Christ, and be attain his likeness. God is moving us from faith to faith, until we will trust Him completely.
The actual trusting in God is that of positioning our hearts on the unseen. The reason is that, no matter what you get with your faith (faith towards God), it will neither change you nor profit you.
In this end time, God is sealing men, not just with the name of the Holy Ghost but also with the name of the Son - until we get to the last name, which is the name of the Father. If Nations of the earth can come fully into the allocation of the name of the Son, Nigeria will not be an ordinary country. The earth will not be an ordinary place, and the church also will be strong.
God wants to raise churches that will be sealing men, not only with the name of the Holy Ghost, but also with the name of the Son. It is God wills to raise churches that will take the name of the Father and put it on people’s forehead - Rev. 14:1/22:4
John 1:12 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:
When you begin to grow up spiritually, you will begin to discern and understand the scriptures. If you don’t believe on the name of the Holy Ghost, you will never be a son but rather remain a baby and the best that can happen to you would be to make it to heaven.
Neither a Heavenly nor earthly status is our destiny. You are born again for a purpose, and that purpose cannot be revealed “seminars” that centres on “what we can do on earth”. Attaining such goals is no fulfilment.
There is only one work a man will do, and that is what God is raising New Testament ministers up for. To point to men what they should do. Every other work is nothing if this is not done. I am not against hard working in our offices. It is good and lovely. For the fact that you are a Christian, you should even work harder than your colleagues, because of the grace you carry. The Bible says, “Anything you are doing, do it heartily” - Col. 3:23. When you are working for somebody, serve that person with all your might - that is how you show you are of Christ. People will see you that you are serious. At times, what reflect outside is as a result of what is inside.
You cannot become a Son of God until power is given - John 1:12. Despite the fact that you have received Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you still need to receive the power God that’s given for the making of sons. The word “power” in that passage is not the “miraculous power” which can be easily understood by unbelievers or carnal believers. Power here is not to heal the sick; rather, this power is to make sons. This is where we make mistakes and err, because we neither know the scripture nor the power of God.
Jesus became the Son of God with power after He was raised from the dead, so for you to be a son in the order of Christ, you need to receive power Romans 1:3-4. The power He manifested before resurrection was miraculous power but the power for making sons is given to us after Jesus was raised from the dead.
Mat. 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, BAPTIZING them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: TEACHING them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The power Jesus was referring to here, was the power to make sons and not miraculous power. According to Mathew 28:18-20, “Jesus did not say, go and preach the gospel, raise the dead and heal the sick because all power in heaven and on earth has been given unto Me”. But before He went to the cross, He gave them power to cast out demons (Matt. 10). This is telling us that the resurrection power does much more than raising the dead, cleansing the leper and opening the eyes of the blind, which are things He did before he went to the cross.
Resurrection power is to form the person of the Son in you, and this starts with sealing us with the name of the Holy Ghost. IT TAKES POWER TO MAKE YOU A SON. The church of Christ is coming to a place where she will understand this concept of divine power beyond what has been previously known before.
God is gradually reducing the activities of the gift of the spirit in the churches especially in the power gift so that the church can move to the next phase of God’s programme. What God is saying now to the church is that the church should be built up. God wants us to move into the next allocation of power. The next allocation of power is for believers to graduate from babyhood/childhood state and become sons of God - that is the power you need!
When you see Jesus, you are seeing power because God has raised Him to become both the power and the wisdom of God (1Cor.1:24). Power Is Not Just What One Does, It Is Who One Is – It’s Ones Internal Configuration.
Your inward change by the Spirit is much greater than the external activities of the Holy Ghost around you. The apostles performed miracles, not because they fasted for seventy days but because the Lord was confirming their words. Miraculous power can even be wrought through a new believer. Working of miracles, healing etc. are not the real power of God; they are gifts of the Spirit which are signs that points to God’s real power.
Also, demonic operation is not Satan’s power; it is Satan’s gift. The real power of Satan is blindness. Satan can allow you to deal with his gifts (demonic operations), but he does not want you to touch his power. Once you overcome his power, Christ will be formed. A minister of the gospel is one who takes down the power of Satan from people’s lives and installs in them the power of God.
Tongues and Interpretation:
The Son is being given to you. Sonship is being given to you. There is a distribution of this allocation even upon you. Sonship is being given. For it will not be long, you will see the manifestations of my sons which you will see in the lives of many. You will see power – power for supernatural life. Life that is branded by Me, life that is different from that which is seen here on earth.
I will raise for myself a high banner for all to see. I will raise a high banner in the spirit for all to see. I will raise a high banner in the churches for all to see that which I have done.
Giving the Son is giving you power, and people that receive this power are those who believe on His name. At this point, a man can experience the new birth but refuse the power to become a son of God.
THE POWER OF THE SON IS THE NAME OF THE SON, WHICH CAN ONLY BE TRANSFERRED BY TEACHINGS - BAPTISMS. The word “teaching” also means colonizing, culturing and nurturing. This baptism is to nurture people by the advent of these names. The name of the Holy Ghost is the Power of the Holy Ghost. The name of the Son is the Power of the Son. The name of the Father is the Power of the Father.
The name of the Son is the key the two other names. The Holy Ghost acts on the name of Jesus Christ and on the revelation of the father’s name. This shows that it is not the MENTIONING of the person but the REVELATION of the person behind the name. None of these names is the name of man, not even the name of Jesus, because “man” (flesh and blood) cannot be the son of God.
The new birth is the total migration of our spirit from that which pertains to man, and the revelation of all the names is our total migration from the realm of man. You need to have your constitution and configuration changed into that of a son of God - that was why God got you born again and made you His son by faith.
Your spirit is God’s son but you cannot show all the characteristics of God by your spirit alone. When they (the Godhead) see you, they do not see a son. This shows that not all believers are sons of God. If all of God’s children have already become sons, why would Satan fill the heart of Ananias and Sapphira? With the Holy Ghost in them, they still lied (Acts 5). True sons of God would not do that. Ananias and Sapphira could do that because their souls had not changed, even though they were born again.
It is not easy to take Jesus’ name, but it is easy to embrace that of the Holy Ghost’s. To appropriate the name of Jesus needs some death. To appropriate the name of the Son, you need the revelation of Jesus and Him crucified. A preacher can unveil the word, but the Holy Ghost carries out the baptism of that name in us and He does that by working out the operation of that name in us. It will take power to receive the power of God.
Rom. 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Apostle Paul was simply saying that, “he was raised to teach obedience”. Obedience here is to obey faith. He was raised to teach a system of believing which has to do with the syllabus of the Son - just for His name. The Father has packaged a lifestyle for us as saints, and this is the core of believing in the Son. When God begins to teach us about the name of the Son, we are being taught to believe in what the Son stands for; in who the Son is and how He lives.
Rom. 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
It is not everyone that will believe the gospel of Christ. The gospel of Christ is the teaching of power. No man knows the power of God; it has to be revealed. You cannot understand the power unless you are prepared to receive it.
Judas Iscariot casted out demons, yet, He betrayed Jesus. Peter’s shadow healed the sick and yet he did not come into the understanding of God’s power as at then. Peter had preached the gospel under the allocation of the name of the Holy Ghost, but not the understanding of the name of the Son He had not come into it by then; no, not until Jesus found Saul of Tarsus whom knew Jesus in the Spirit. He saw the resurrected Lord dwelling in light. It takes time to reveal the Son of God.
All Paul’s teaching was the operation of the name that he bore - Act 9:15.To bear the name means people will see that name in you - Gal. 1:13-17. What was revealed in Apostle Paul was the power of God. Paul was not just born again and filled with the Holy Ghost; he also had the privilege of receiving the revelation of the Son in him. It was not on him but in him; meaning - Jesus was formed in him before he preached. When he taught from morning till evening, he was unveiling the unsearchable mysteries that had been formed in him.
The revelation of Jesus in the heart is the bearing of the name of the Son, which is revealed from faith to faith - Acts 9:15. This was what Paul Bore and this is the way by which God gives power to sons. The measure of the Son you have is the measure of His life that can live. You can be born again and Christ is still not in your heart Ephesians 3:17.
To reveal His Son in me - Gal. 1:13-17, is to be sealed with the name of the Son which is baptism into His name. The baptism of the Holy Ghost will give you the Holy Ghost and the baptism into the name of the Son gives you the revelation of the Son in the heart.
1John 2:28-29 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
What makes up the Son is His righteousness, and as you “do righteousness” - 1John2:29, as revealed from faith to faith, you are “doing” the name of the Son - Romans 1:16-17. When you finish it, you will become the son of God. By faith, you have the Son revealed in you and the corresponding action that accomplishes this is - doing the Son! To do the Son means living and aligning yourself to what the Spirit reveals concerning the Son.
The natural man does not appreciate this job of doing the son, because it is not a natural work. No company or establishment will pay or you reward for this. When you are doing this work and you have done it to completion, the Godhead will come to reward you, because “God is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” - Heb. 11:6.
The “good work” is to “work Jesus” - to do Christ, and then to build Christ in people. This good work comes by the gospel of Christ which is the material for making Sons. A powerful man is one who has received the power of God - the Son. (1Corinthians. 1:24)
When the Son is revealed in you, you will begin to live in Him with a unique destiny. When He is fully formed in you, He will begin a journey through you which no man can begin. The journey is towards the father, because if you have not received power, you will not get to God (the Father). The Son is living a life that ends in the Father. If you want to get to God, you need the Son’s life. Without the Son’s life, there will not be door to the Father. The Son’s life is what opens the door way to the Father. The Father is a terrible being whom no man can approach, except the Son is formed in such. When the Son is in you, He will begin to walk through towards the Father, because the feet and the path of the Son head to His Father.
You would hear Him saying constantly while He was on earth, “I go to My Father”. His greatest inheritance has always been His Father. What He was crazy about was His Father. One of His disciples asked Him, “show us the Father and we would be satisfied”. He looked at them and “confused” them further again by saying, “He that has seen Me, has seen the Father” (John 14:8-10).
Jesus was not talking about physical mansion when He said He wanted to go and prepare a place for us - John 14:1-8. To prepare a place, He needs to talk to the Father on our behalf. When Jesus arose from the dead and got to the Father, the Father looked at Him and said, “This is My Son, today have I begotten Thee. Sit down at my right hand”. The Father was pleased with Him and Jesus told the Father that it was not only Him that would sit at His right hand. There were other guys coming that I died for. No one can declare the Father, except the Son.
The ultimate house of the Father that Jesus spoke of was the Father’s heart. The Trinity are watching our order in the spirit to know who has found help from the Son into the father.
Tongues and Interpretation:
As I have told you, even as I have spoken to you. These are the days of sons. Let him that has ears hear that which the Spirit is saying for these are the days of sons. I am raising sons. I am harvesting sons. My Son is standing waiting and I am harvesting sons that will be as bright as Him for He is the Bright and the Morning Sun. I will bring sons that will be bright as He is. I will raise sons that will be after His brightness, after His likeness and after His image. I am raising such sons that will look exactly like My Son. They will be bright sons.
Yes, press on for this blessing. For this is a great blessing. For only they will have the Father – for only these ones will have the Father. It is a great blessing to have the Father. Press in for this blessing for this is the final blessing.
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