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  1. I should put myself in this. I believe it didn't. We'd only need to open the pages of the book once again and live according to the written script. Thank you for this and glory to God.
  2. The greatest hope for all of creation is love, nothing else but, love in Christ Jesus. Love remains the greatest of God's command. Just as we love for the salvation of our soul, we also must love for that of others, as we love to be comforted, helped, loved in whatever ways of God, we also, ought to reflect the same for others, even unto those who pose to be enemies when viewed in the eyes of flesh. Our neighbors, in contrast might be people who considers us as enemies or even people you've not even seen in your life time just as I haven't seen you. Love must be of heart and love from heart must be felt as having remorse for not being able to do more as a result of our limitations, I mean, a love that sacrifices cheerfully for others. " Let no love remains outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfil the law." [ Romans 13:8 ] Whatever we do have, according to God's given ability, we should give and reflect unto others. However, still, we all have one in common to give by one spirit, " prayer," for the restoration of souls from death and strengthening of the body of Christ. You have been restored, so also, you ought to desire the restoration of others, you have been restored, you also, ought to be strengthened. My prayer is your strength, your prayer is my strength, for we are of one body. When the body of Christ is strengthened, all members of this body are strengthened all together, as we play our role functioning fully to bring about it's restoration. Know that whatever we do must be done in God's spirit, anything done not in God's spirit is not done at all, I mean anything that does not comes from heart. One can pray but, not of heart, one can give according to his ability but still, not of heart. That which comes from heart is of Love, for love is of heart and love from heart is love in God's spirit i.e. God's will, not ours. Nothing is too little to give, God is interested in the heart which gives not the substance. As we once said before; everyone is of different ability to give, as it is given by God. However, one ability everyone do have in common, given by God is; the holy spirit, a spirit of prayer. The greatest hope for creation remains " Love." In love, all that is of God's spirit is released, even the gospel. Let us love, not only reflected as material but also, as immaterial substance from the heart.
  3. Faith is a gift originated from God, to us, by hearing God's word to heart, without doubts or double mind i.e walking according to His will. The moment we hear God's word, we have Faith by believing, if our hearts are willing. God's word is power and life and it is received in our heart ( spirit man ) and so, one can have no ears to hear, eyes to see, but still, receive God's word. Receiving God's word by faith, we must have a free heart. It all takes a free heart, a heart at ease. When our hearts becomes free then, we can receive God's word to heart. Receiving God's word is receiving Jesus by faith. Faith is deposited naturally in us through God's word the moment we believe. If one cannot willingly come with an open and free heart, he can not receive God's word therefore; not receiving Jesus. God's word seeks only after a free heart, a heart of faith. A heart of faith, is a heart of Jesus because, through the word, God's faith is deposited in us and Jesus in us. Faith is of spirit while believing is of man. Everyone can believe but, not everyone can have faith because, faith is of God's spirit through His word. When we then receive God's word with a free heart, we then receive God's spirit and faith to continue in a relationship with Him. In all these, our faith must be tried to reveal our heart. Our heart standing the test of faith then, ushers us deeper in God when we continue to believe as we are refined through the fire, i.e. when we continue to look deeper in God. Now that we know that faith is of heart and is of God's origin, God's word to heart, His word in us, i.e. being immersed in God's word to become filled with more of His spirit of faith, we must hear God's word to heart, eat it, for it is our spiritual bread, a food to our spirit, meditate on it slowly, attentively and repeatedly to become immersed in it, as we grow in God from faith to faith. I.e. deeper in our relationship with Him. We cannot journey deeper in God if we aren't filled with His word, having faith to stand with and trusting Him as He takes us deeper in His path of everlasting life. At the cross lies salvation, however, as we carry the cross, therein lies believing and believing is trusting, trusting is relationship, it is continuous. As we walk with God progressively, His spirit of faith in us enables us to trust in Him even in trials knowing that it is to improve us eternally. Having faith then, we must believe, we must continue in our believing God. One can have faith and believe and then, cease in believe, not completely but, coming to a pause. However, one can have faith, not only believing but, rather, continue in believing. Believe and believing are two different things, what I mean by believe and believing, I mean; one can have Jesus and remain in salvation. Whereas, another can have Jesus and by faith, by God's spirit continue to look deeper in God. We come to a pause wen we venture into the world, our hearts must be busy in God to remain in believing and not believe. For example you worry and think all the time and neglect interacting with God in heart. By believing, I mean we build Intimacy in God by faith, by believing we don't stop at salvation rather, we continue in the word, in intimacy to become more integrated with Jesus. Believing is our desire to know God more, believing is our heart, it is our will to have more of God by faith, believing is knowing Jesus. One can look to God but, another can look deeper in God, it is more rewarding and blessed to look deeper in God. Take not of this: When we believe, we have Jesus but, when we continue in believing, when we have a believing heart i.e. when we desire to spend more time in God's presence, meditating in His word then, more of Jesus is unveiled unto us I.e. we become more of Jesus and less of self. Believing is a relationship, not just a relationship but, a relationship built on faith, faithfully walking with God as we carry our cross, for in it lies our glory in Christ Jesus. Many do believe, i.e. many have received Jesus by faith however, not too many continue in believing. I want to believe you're continually believing, for believing is total surrender In faith to walk in God's will. When our will, our desire or fleshly convenience entangles with God's will, we believe only. But, when we walk in God's will not being entangled by ours, we continue in believing even as He walks us in His path of life even through the valley of death, not to die, no, no but, to be restored fully even more with life everlasting. Do not believe only, but rather, become a spirit.
  4. There is a love that restores from death unto life, by God's power acting through His word. God is love and love is God, God is power and power is God, for the right hand of God ( the word, "Jesus" ) is power. If we have been born of God, we have God's power working by Love in us, through God's word, to release His power. How much of God's love abides in us through intimacy, determines the extent to which God's power can be released through us. We all born of God, are born with power when we believed, accepted and came under the authority of the name " Jesus." We all have authority in Jesus, but not all have the necessary power to release that authority with much effect. Power in God actually, it is earned as we work on our relationship with Him, the more we build on intimacy, the more His power is released. How much of God's love is seen in us is a reflection of how much we spend time with God in our heart, which will in turn determine how much of God's power will be released upon us to exercise His authority in the name "Jesus" through His spoken word. God's word is a delivering power. And, we born of God, are in Him and He in us, in other words; what God is, all that is God, we are a reflection, a manifestation by His spirit. When we speak according to God's will, not ours but His, we speak God's word, released with power, because of His word in us. Again; how much of God's word ( life ) dwells in us, determines how much of Jesus dwells in us. How much we build our intimacy determines how much our heart becomes more integrated in Jesus. The more you do so, the more you become more like Him, when you speak in His word, i.e. His will, then, you speak with power and authority in accordance to how much He dominates your inner being. God's power is released first, through His word for our deliverance from death as we work on our relationship, building intimacy with Him. In turn, we ought to become a deliverance unto others through God's power at work in us. We are delivered by the word, that through us, He shall deliver others. You're delivered to deliver. No one has too little to pray, having God's spirit makes us a priest, for our heart is the alter of God. Everyone, should according to his faith pray for all. As it is written, I'll point out a little, emphasizing mostly on verse 6. Do well to meditate on the rest okay. " Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;" [ Romans 12:6 ] " For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; Or ministry, let us use it in our ministering, he who teaches, in teaching. he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness." [ Romans 12:3‭-8 ] We must work on our faith, for faith comes from God's word. It is given as a gift, but it is cultivated through God's word. How much faith we have, will determine how much God will work through us. God acts in us according to the measure we build our faith. Faith is heavenly currency. However, when we build Intimacy, we grow in faith and power side by side. We build Intimacy to gain naturally, more of God's power, it is our reward, not for show, boasting or pride, it is given naturally for us to become vessels unto honor. Through love, God's power is released incorruptible without fleshly tendencies to bring about God's deliverance and life unto others. A little bit of pride will corrupt it all and, it'll at the end, a danger for us. And, so God made it so; the more we love Him, the more we work on our relationship, the more we're being sealed in His trust. When we come to a place of trust in God, He then begins to work through us, releasing His power to bring about restoration from death to life unto those who are in death or in need of life. Death is a process, when Adam ate the forbidden fruit he died spiritually, although he lived in the flesh, but there was a spiritual death, a decay, degradation from death to death took place. But, through the power of God's word, by His blood ( holy spirit ) we are being restored back to life. Having been restored back to life, we ought to spend time with Him to become fully restored in life as we were originally made of life in God's spirit. This brings us to love, God's power being released in love through us, restoring others from death unto life. " If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There's a sin that leads to death. I'm not say he should pray about that. All wrong doing is sin and there's sin that does not lead to death." [ 1 John 6:16-17 ] Just as we have been restored back to life, we are to bring God's restoration unto others. What the holy spirit is telling us in the scripture is this; There is a sin that doesn't lead to death, such we should pray for i.e. there are those who are still in darkness, who are still in death, but not utterly, i.e. they are still in death but, they've not yet received in full measure the delivery power of gods word. They want to be saved but, they just can't due to their weaknesses. We then are to pray in their stead, that through our prayers, sin's power over them will be broken by the power of the word in Jesus name. Then, they can truly be restored back to life. However, there are those whose sins leads to death I.e. those who willingly choose to do evil, not out of being bound by darkness, but they willing do so and enjoy sin, not wanting or minding to be saved, such we shouldn't pray for they are doomed for condemnation, their judgement is hanging around their neck. Many has heard the word but, sins power over them has to be broken first before they can be free to accept the word. It is a deliverance issue, there's a first deliverance before acceptance, then a total deliverance ( salvation ), you might not notice it, but so it is for all, you don't just accept the word like that. This is what the Holy spirit has revealed to us, love a restorative power. How much we truly love to Intercede for the church, for others, will bring about God's deliverance unto all who are willing to be saved. Pray for your brethren in the measure of your faith, and work on your relationship to increase how much of God's power can be released through you to bring about God's restoration. We'll let you in on a little a mystery; When we build Intimacy, spending time with God, we never aren't having wasted times, no, so the world sees it. In actuality, if we truly love God and, when we do so more by His spirit, He'll act in us, empowering us to give every second of our time in His presence. I'd always give an example; while I'm typing this my heart is busy giving thanks to God, now that is intimacy. When we build Intimacy, we are rewarded with power, being rewarded with power. The power of God in us is a reflection of God's power sealed in our spirit man which walks in heaven even while we're on earth. How much power we attain then, is a revelation of our spiritual status and rankings in God's kingdom. A man who's of more power status is of more authority. And, when we shall meet the Lord, we'll be judged and glorified in accordance to our rankings built through intimacy and love, and how much of God's will is fulfilled in and through us. It is written; " There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory." [ I Corinthians 15:40‭-‬41 ] This is an encouragement unto us. We should love naturally, that through us, God's love would be released unto all creation Let us love.
  5. Love is the basis of our Christian life, it is natural by God's spirit in us. However, still, the greatest form of love God desires for everyone of us remains; love which sacrifices for his fellow brethren, including those whom you never knew existed. If your love haven't yet begin to hurt your flesh, if your flesh haven't begin to die and give way for more of God's love to flow through you then, although, you might have attain more of God's love, but still, lacking in maturity. Love given through sacrifice is the greatest form of love one can ever have. One who's willing to die to flesh is one who's willing to lay down his life for others. I mean; one who's willing to live no longer for fleshly desire in other God love to be reflected through him. Meanwhile, for God's love to be reflected upon all, God need us. We are to live in death to fleshly and worldly desires, things having nothing to do with God or standing as a hindrance or Interference in our relationship with God. God is a jealous God, He wants our all. This is our death, a death to flesh. Just as Jesus went on the cross for us, we too must walk the same path so, that a sacrifice of greater value can be offered when we release God's love upon others. We must come to a place where our all lies in God's sufficiency, with contentment and commitment being our foundation, believing God to provide and strengthen at all time. He that truly loves as a sacrifice is he who can truly give his life to the world indeed. The world is in death, and how much life we have to offer by God's spirit of love matters. One who's willing to give his life doesn't desire anything in return but for God's glory. One who prays for example, should live a life in God, no longer being entangled in the world, but rather, walking the path of the cross, the path of death to fleshly desires and of the world. To achieve this and keeping at it, living as a living sacrifice, fills us with more of God's power to exercise God's authority in other to express more of His love, bringing God's deliverance and life to the world at large. Same goes with whatever ability or gift God has given you. Such is the highest path of an overcomer, not too many thread upon this path. There's nothing much to say, those who are willing and have been, will attain the highest form of love in God as they lay down their lives as a living sacrifice. How much value is your love walk? How much you lay down your life ( flesh ) will determine how much of God's love will be manifested in you. He that lose his life ( flesh ) will gain it ( God's life ) eternal. " This is love: not that we loved God, but that He sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." [ I John 4:10 ]. Such love we should reflect. In the same way God did, we also must pour out our lives as a drink offering, a living sacrifice unto God, for His will to be fulfilled in us and through us. Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved Him. He didn't ask Him this because He didn't know his heart, of course He did. Rather, but as a reflection of love we ought to have as God's children, a love willing to lay down his life for the flock as a good Shepherd. Another good example is Daniel. Daniel, because of His love for God and the God's people, he was willing to refuse the rewards of the king of Babylon, choosing only to stay in the courts of king. And even In all these, being a man of nobility, he gave willingly gave his life, he sacrificed his fleshly and worldly desire for more of God's love to be expressed through him as a high priest of God, an Intercessor for God's people. It takes a man willing to lay down his life to be a shepherd, that's the qualification of a shepherd. We all are called to be shepherd with different gifts and ability in Christ Jesus, all for one purpose, " the sheep." We must be a reflection of God's sacrificial love, for it is our qualification, we must be like Jesus for He is all that He wants us to be. He's our path, a denial of such degree of love is a denial of whom we truly are in God. Whatever God has predestined us, He strengths and makes us fit for it. You only need faith and love. As it is written; " This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers." [ 1 John 3: 16 ]. Such love is the greatest.
  6. Whoever loves, by God's spirit, finds His security in God. Whenever we begin to live as a reflection of God's love we then are tested by fire to prove our worth. However, in the end therein, lies our security in God. When we act love, we do not do so to get anything in return, rather because, God by His nature of love, is acting in us according to His will. We have to move for God to move, He wouldn't move unless you let Him move through you, He has given you already, His nature of love, but you'll have to move according to your strength ( weakness ) to enable Him move in you. Love which desires anything material in return isn't love. Love which desires nothing material or mental in return, but rather, desires the blessings and anointing of God to have even more to release unto others, truly is love. A man who truly acts in God's love, must love not for himself, but rather, giving himself, pouring out himself as a drink offering for other. That which God has given you, you'll give to others not for anything else, but naturally by God's spirit of love. And he who does so, receives the blessings of God, God's strength, God's anointing to do so even more, not for his selfish appetite but, to do so even more for God's glory. Contentment is one crucial basis of our life in Jesus, in fact one who isn't content can't maintain his relationship in Jesus. God cares for us always. Do know that when He does provides in abundance, it is meant for others not necessarily for you alone, if we truly are content we'd know this. Meanwhile, not all the time He provides to test our faith and to make us grow in spirit. Everyone born of God having God's love in them must be tested by fire to reveal the worth and value of their love. God's fire is judgement, not to destroy, but to enhance, it reveals every weaknesses in us that need to be remolded. Our heart must be checked for contentment, will you give thanks to God where there's no food on the table? Where things seems bad? Would you give thanks to God in your weakness and press even harder in Him, so His strength can be made manifest in you? The fire of God test and reveals our weaknesses, our ability to acknowledge our weakness and glorify God in it, drawing closer to Him more and more so we can be strengthened for His glory, reveals truly, a mature and ripened fully in the fruit of God's love. Not every time we act love we receive material blessings from God, not every time we pray we receive a revelation of victory, sometimes it can be threatening revelation which seems like a nightmare, but in actuality it's not when revealed by the holy spirit, this tries us to see if we'll pray the more or withdraw as a coward. But if you truly love, you'll be selfless and work harder, draw more closer to God, not to save your skin, but rather, having faith in God that through you He wants to save others. When your love affect others, then it affects God and it in turn influences His kingdom. Whatever trial, are meant to test our faith, to reveal our hearts and also to ripen to maturity God's fruits of love in us and every other fruits which then, prepares us to handle and maintain the gift of God which He's to give unto us to fulfil His will on earth for His kingdom. When God blesses a man, when God strengthens a man, it is for His will, because such has been found faithful and trust worthy, he has been found a good investor for God's glory. Meanwhile, man has his own ability and strength which in reality are his weaknesses, man can become rich, man has ability to do this and that, but in the end it'll lead to death ( spiritually ) and vanity. The security of those who love by God's spirit comes also form love. We'll say again, " God is love." " God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him." [ I John 4:16 ]. He that lives in love, lives in God and God in him, because God is love I.e. the more you love, the more you become love ( God ) the more you're being built into God, because God is love. God, being love, makes us one with Him if we live fully in love. He that loves, is in God ( love ) and God in Him. Therefore, he finds security in God for he is in God. Such a man never live in want i.e. begging God for wants because, he has faith and contentment for being in God, through love, he has been hid in He ( a mighty fortress ) who is love. For God's love to be reflected, He must provide means for it to be reflected, and we are that means. Only those who are in Him ( Love ), can He reflect more of His love to the world. if it is material needs it is provided, if it is in strength, anointing it is provided and reflected through he that has been hid in Love ( God ). You become more like a secured distributor. The secret to Job's wealth wasn't in him being a chosen one, no, he wasn't actually. It was all about intimacy, Job had an in-depth level of Intimacy in God, he had deepened love in God, both in good and in bad, and so he was blessed and blessed even more after his trial. Through the blessings he had by intimacy in God, he ripened even more the fruit of his love by loving others, not because he was rich, but because of His love for God which has grown to maturity. If you can't love God, you can never love others ( enemies included ), and If you can't love men, your love for God begins to depreciate. God allowed Job's trial because, He wanted to reveal to us that it was because of Job's intimacy and not because he received goodness from God. If you examine the life of job, he had an habit of praying at all time, as they do in those days through burnt sacrifices. Anytime his children caused a little scene, whatever he and his family does, he always render offerings unto God which is what we call prayer today, intimacy in our heart. That is love, it was that deepened love in God that secured Him in God's blessing, God's security and all that you can have in God. One who has been found faithful in love, lives naturally in God's security, it is a new dimension of security in God. Such a man Jesus would pray even more than the others for God not to take away from the world because, they are a rare specie on earth to fulfil God's will, because such has become a vessel to fully express God's love, His will and God would do everything to secure that which is of much value to Him. Know that in a house there are vessels of different value and purpose, some of wood, clay, gold and all. God loves everyone but, He finds more precious, those who love Him even more, for they are values of great worth. Anyone who truly loves, no longer need to ask for material things or security, because through their love, they have become one with He who is love ( God ). He then, is in God and God in Him. Being in God therefore, all that is needed for God's love to be made manifest, revealed unto men is provided to him, his security lies in God because, through love, he has been hid in the Almighty fortress of love ( God ). Many wants to have but, they do not want to love, you must first love God more through Intimacy, before you can love Him through others. As it was said earlier, your ability, I don't know, the holy spirit does, but even if you're in the receiving end, you have prayers to give. The security of those who love, lies in Love, for God is love.
  7. One can become a Christian but, still lacking in love. Every good fruit God has given us by His spirit are merely unripen, there's need for ripening, unless ripened we can say; " by God's spirit, through His word, He has given us the fruits of His spirit, He has given us a loving heart." However, still, if we refuse to act in God's love, if we refuse to nurture it, it'll remain unripe. God has naturally given us His fruit of love on account of accepting Him as Lord over our hearts, because it is His nature and He is love. Meanwhile, unless we willingly decide to work on our love, act love, do love, show love, it'll remain dormant, I.e unripe. In the end, we'll have to give account of our fruits, will yours taste sour in the mouth of the Farmer? Or sweetened and of great worth? For our love to grow in maturity, we must first willingly act love by our strength, I.e by our righteousness which is our weakness. We must move before God can move through us, we must will it before God does, it is when we move in our weakness then, God's strength is made manifest in our weakness through His word by His spirit. Everyone can love, but our love as gifs children is different from that of the world. Love which doesn't Influence or translate to God's kingdom is no love at all, but rather lust. And love which influences or is being translated to God's Kingdom must be of heart, i.e. of sacrifice and genuineness from heart without murmur or remorse. The world can give but, not genuinely, a man who gives without God's spirit, is giving of himself, although, he has offered help to someone, but still, it doesn't have any influence in God's kingdom, because God's spirit is not in it, it is vanity. God is building a Kingdom in our heart. Material things or our love being expressed are just reflections of our heart to make love complete. Meanwhile a man born of God can give, but still, selfish, such love although, helped someone in need still, doesn't have any influence in God's kingdom, hence vanity. How then do we give? Love that which have an influence in God's Kingdom is; love given not in how much is given, but the heart on which it is given, that is, a giving that gives according to it's ability, being limited by it's limitations. What we're trying to say is; to express love, it must be of sacrifice, i.e. you must be able to feel it for not being able to do much because, of your limitations, there you no longer have fleshly pain, but a pain for God to lift you out of your limitations so He can do more through you. More importantly, our giving should be in tandem with God's spirit, it should be as the widow who gave more out of the little she had, I.e a giving of heart. God doesn't judge what you give, He's more interested in the heart that gives. It is the heart ( our spirit man ) not our flesh that expresses love which then has Influence in the kingdom. If you give partly of flesh and heart it is then, corrupted by death ( flesh ). Whatever you have to give, give cheerfully, whole heatedly, without restraints. Love expressed without restraints is love which expects nothing physically or material in return, is love that gives to God naturally because, God is love. When you express love, do so for nothing else but, because it is God's nature in you to do so. Automatically you'll ripen your fruit of love and when being harvested and brought before the king it'll be of great value in eternity. Whatever means or ability given by God to express you love, do so, if it is encouraging, if it is in the word, in prayers, counseling, helping whatever ability. However, the greatest form of love remains a love that lays down his life for his neighbor ( stranger, anyone ). There's no such thing as having nothing to give, everyone has something, no matter how little or much, what God really is interested in, is the heart which gives. Like Cain's, our love ( offering ) can be corrupted by flesh. While everyone's different, I believe there's something everyone has in common to give in spirit; " Intercession." The fruit of love given naturally by God unto everyone born of His spirit, is firstly maintained and watered through God's word. God is love and He is the word, the more you spend time in His word, the more you build His nature in you, His love nature also. However, it doesn't end in maintenance and watering, love would never grow without you moving first on your own, then when your faithfulness is proven, you'll be carried by the holy spirit to impact love according to God's given ability. I tell you, it's more blessed to act love than, to give offering in the church, now I'm not against church offering. But, I'll tell you my experience; If I should, for some reason not be in church, the holy spirit has His way of bringing to me someone who's in need for me to assist physically, now that is offering, because it is from heart. Anyone can pay tithe but, offering is of heart. Loving God, then, is knowing God, God is love, the more you love according to your abilities, the more you know God. For instance, a seed taken from a tree being planted will have to grow from being a seedlings into a tree which bears fruit, until then, you can't really call it a tree, although you'd know it's a mango specie, but unless it bears fruit, one can't necessarily notice it from afar and call it a mango tree. We cannot be more like God but, we can however, become all that He has made us to be, through Him. Again God is love, how much love you have for others is a reflection of how much of God's love is seen in you. How much love you have for others determine how much of God is invested in you, how much love you have for others determines how much you know God because, knowing God is a process, knowing God is a building, knowing God is becoming more like God. This is knowing God. Loving others more however, isn't possible without knowing God, the first place of knowing God is in intimacy. As you love to spend time in His presence giving Him your life time, not in service for self gain, but in His presence, in you heart through intimacy, you'd begin to know Him more and as you do, then naturally by His spirit, He'll move you to begin to love Him through others. As it was said earlier, everyone has different ability, but there's is that which everyone has in common, " Intercession." " By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren." [ I John 3:16 ] We have diverse aspect of knowing God, but the greatest is love and it all revolves in intimacy. Loving others more, is loving God, and loving God more, is knowing God more and more. Without loving God, you can't love others and without loving others, you can't love God fully. If it is counseling, cautioning, bring other out of darkness and leading them in the path of right ( life ), well they might see it as you being troublesome because of the spirit acting in them, but as you do with love by God's spirit… No one has to little to give, if you have two cloak give one to another who doesn't. God actually is more interested when you give out of the little you have than when you give little out of the much you have. If you cannot learn to give out of the little you have you can never give much out of the abundance you have. Everyone born of God is born of a praying spirit. Meanwhile, not everyone is predestined and ordained an Intercessor. Discover what God has called you to be, that'll usher you into heights dimensions of love, in God, all other are just basis. In simplicity, Knowing God is becoming more like Him as you grow in Him by His spirit. Loving God is indeed knowing God.
  8. Our heart i.e. our spirit man is the light bearer of God's light, " Jesus." And, anyone, who've received Jesus by faith, genuinely receives this light. A soul once filled and bound to darkness is then, being liberated from death unto life, from darkness unto light, coming under the authority of Jesus. Receiving Jesus, automatically and naturally transforms our heart into God's light house, " a light bearer of God." Although, living in a world of darkness but, being a bearer of light. All that was hid in the dark we couldn't see are being unveiled, for we bear the light of God. And as we live to secure and fuel God's light in us, His light in us radiates more intensely to dissipate every darkness and unveil more of that which has been hid from us. " That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world." [ John 1:9 ] As I earlier said, one can be in the world, which has been lighted already by Jesus but, still, be in darkness, not only being in darkness, but also, being also a bearer of darkness, because the heart is bound to reflect either darkness or light. Jesus, already has lighted the path of everyone who has come into this world, we only need to receive Him to become that light which He has given already. It only takes Jesus, accepting Him genuinely by faith, not for anything else, but to love Him as He loves you, building your relationship with Him faithfully by spending time with Him always. Do not spend more time with yourself, do not spend more time talking in your mind, let your heart be busy in God. We seem to love ourselves more than we love God when we do this. Having receive God's light ( Jesus ), all we have to do is by His spirit maintain and continually work to increase the radiance of His light in us through intimacy, because Christ is in us and we in Him, He is light and He in us, makes us light. We must spend time in His presence daily in our hearts, through His word, in prayers I.e. in intimacy with Him at all time. Prayer is intimacy, whatever it is, be it; feeding on God's word, giving thanks and praises to Him, talking with Him, not in accordance to your will, but His. He is the closest person to you than you can ever think of, every other are far off, but He is in you, He has become an integral part of you. You are in Him and He in you. And so, as your mind become busy in thoughts constantly, your heart ( spirit man ) must be busy constantly in intimacy with Christ Jesus. If you do this by His spirit, you'll know Jesus more closer than a friend or brother and I tell you a close friend is better than all. Your heart is the contact point for God, you only need busy your heart in communion with Him, even while I'm typing this my heart is busy in prayers saying; " Thank you Jesus." To make it plain, let your mind be a reflection of your heart, I.e. keep your thoughts in meditation in God's word ( Jesus ), then you'll see Him. You can do this even as you do other things, you can do this even as you're thinking of other things. And when you do this by His spirit, you become; Christ minded, likeminded, you walk as He walks, acts as He wills and then, you begin to overflow in the fullness of His life. His mind, His will, becomes known to you gradually, more and more. It's my habit to always remind of us on how to build Intimacy. Here's an excerpt of a written word. I've been repeating this, do pardon me. Here were given some scriptural references, then show you also, how I do pray without ceasing; [ 1Corinthians 14:15 ] " What should I do, then? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray also with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will sing also with my mind." [ Colossians 2:6-7 ] " So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." [ Ephesians 5:18-20 ] " Do not be drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the spirit. Speak to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." [ 1Thessalonians 5:16-18 ] " Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Praying without ceasing is of heart, it's not in the mouth, but in your heart, for me I meditate on these constantly in my heart; - Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord - Take more of me and give me more of you - Jesus, ( continually in my heart ) - Locate me Lord in your mercy - in the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus - Then I switch to spiritual song at times You can add yours if you feel like. These are all prayers, as long as you are communicating with God constantly. What do you think happens when you're disconnected from a dear one for a long time, there be a decline in relationship, so it is with God. I was listening to Andrew Wommack’s some time ago, and he was saying the same thing, he did said " even if you look at the trees and say, " God they're beautiful!" That's also prayer, he said. These are what many don't know, but this was the daily life of the Apostles. Peter would say; " But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." [ Acts 6:4 ] However, do remember, we are in the world but not part of it, when you receive God's light, at first it is of low intensity, everything starts little; fire starts little, a bulb light starts little, only because, it's too fast for our eyes to see. But God's light in us is fixed as the sun is fixed. Meanwhile, He is eternal and that which He has given is eternal. Being limited, we then have to grow to attain more of His eternal glory. In a world of darkness, in the path of the kingdom, there'll be trials and all that, not to destroy you, but to enable you work, pray more, build more to intensify the brightness of God's light in you. Trials, they serve rather as fuel. There'll be darkness all around trying to choke your light, but glory to God His grace is sufficient, you must do all by Christ's strength to maintain your light which is drawn from His word sealed in our hearts. Remember our previous instance of the upgrading of an artificial light to be more like that of the sun? And, how much of our intimacy in Jesus will determine how much His glory will be revealed in us? We are in a battle of the Kingdom. However, a man of little light, will be in constant battle of survival, trying to escape darkness. But a man of greater light intensity, being built in intimacy with Jesus, no longer lives a life of survival, but by the spirit of God, he becomes a dissipater of darkness. It is better and it is the will of God, to see us grow, not living a life of little light, being threatened by darkness, sin and death as a result of our lack of Intimacy. But rather, it’s His will to see us being filled with His life eternal, through intimacy, no longer living by survival but, as one who becomes naturally a dissipater of darkness. Such a wonderful life in Christ Jesus. I want to give glory to God for those who are working on their eternal building and I give glory to God for those who will do so now. It is an encouragement, no it is a command that; even as much as some of us do bring the light of Jesus unto others all over the world, we all, ought to pray for the church, no for the whole world, that God's light will be ignited more in the hearts of men, raising more light bearers for His glory. How pleasant it is to be of light, who wouldn't want that? Walking in the light of God, becoming more of a reflection of God's eternal glory.
  9. Being more like the Master. It is the desire of the Master to see His servant become more like Him. However, it is impossible for a servant to become greater then He, because he is a servant. Jesus said; " Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them." [ John 13:16‭-‬17 ] It is God's will for us to become more like Jesus. For a servant to become more like the Master, he must, from his heart, engage in that which the Master has bought him for. Therefore, we in Christ Jesus are to engage our hearts in that which Jesus has restored us for, " intimacy." And the only way to do this is to work on our relationship. How much of your life spent in God will determine how much you'll be restored back to what he has made you, it will determine also, how much you'll become more like Him as it is written; " But one testified in a certain place, saying: “What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than God; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him." [ Hebrews 2:6‭-‬8 ] While love ( sacrifice ) in obedience is the highest of intimacy, i.e. walking the path of the cross ( death unto glory ), the basis remains; our lives lived in holiness as living sacrifices unto God. How much time you spend meditating on God's word slowly, attentively, and repeatedly to become immersed in His life, how much time to pray without ceasing in your heart, giving thanks and praises to Him, communing with Him I.e. talking with him always, being busy in your heart, will determine the depth of your Intimacy in Him. How much of your love will determine the depth of intimacy and how much depth of your intimacy in Jesus will determine how much you'll be restored to become more like Him. It's like a building, the more you spend your life time with Him, being busy in your heart, the more you become more like Him. For instance; If you want an artificial light as bright as that of the brightness of the sun at it's peak to light up the planetary, you'll do more to increase the intensity of that artificial light to become as that of the sun. However, it is impossible, but it is possible to get a near achievement. If you want this, it doesn't just happen, you must work at it until you develop such artificial light to become a bit more light that of the sun's intensity, not like it, but more like it. It takes processing, and working hours. How much time invested will determine if it'll be completed in your lifetime. But you can't live above your life span can you. This just an illustration. This is the basis of our being restored back to the original position God has made us, only intimacy will take you there. How much you spend to develop that artificial light will determine it all, when it's all said and done. You'll never develop an artificial light like the sun but how much brighter will you're shine when the working hours are over? Paul said; " Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day." [ II Corinthians 4:16 ] We have spent so much time in the world, whiling away time. We have been degraded like an ancient lantern. However, the hope of Christ's resurrection is for our restoration. We are being renewed inwardly, day by day i.e. Every hour, every second of our lives must be lived, keeping our hearts busy in intimacy with God. Jesus has done it, making our hearts an alter of God therefore: every second, we ought to burn as a sweet fragrance offering through intimacy. How much you spend, will determine how much you'll be renewed inwardly in glory. As I said earlier, there is light, but not every light is of same intensity. we are in the world, but not part of it, we must not be engrossed in the world, even though we are engaged in the world in our works, for we must eat, in our walk, relationships, in the midst of it all, we must keep our hearts busy talking with God. If you spend less time with God, engaging in the world to satisfy the flesh, it is at your loss, for you'll become far from everything the Master is. How much do you really love God? I'd say again; " While it is day we must build, for night is coming when no man can work."
  10. Faith comes from God's word, how God's word dominates our heart determines how much faith we have. We all have been given faith as a gift, else we wouldn't have believed the word "Jesus." How much Faith you have is manifested by how much of God's life dwells in you. Without the word one cannot be filled with the life of God and without being filled, such will be of little faith. Meanwhile, understanding God's word is understanding God, His mind and His will. Understanding God's word is understanding the mind of God concerning how He functions at given times and seasons of men and How He wants to function through them at the level they've attained spiritually in Christ Jesus, i.e. our rankings. God's word will be revealed unto us in accordance to our level or rather rankings in Christ Jesus, so we can become of use unto Him at anytime. Jesus is never limited, He's eternal, but He'll only function in us and through us based on our limitations, i.e. how much we've Journeyed deeper in Him will determine how much He'll function in us, do not limit Him okay. This is why it seems as if only a selected few experience God more, still people see it as normal. This is the reason also many find it hard to chew on hard food substance, because they're still of low ranking ( babes ) to accept that which is from a higher dimension of God's word. God's word is eternal, the more you feed on it, the more you'll discover you knew nothing, it renews as it is eternal. It is being unveiled from truth to truth, not from truth to deception or from theology to theology, but from truth to truth. I'm not trying to brag, but I'll give a few example through God's word to better explain what we're saying. Many of you might have read the scripture below, but not too many sees it this way, it was only seen according to them by the holy spirit in accordance to how much ranking they've attained, as they Journeyed in Jesus. " Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “ It is because we have taken no bread.” But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread?" [ Matthew 16:6‭-‬8 ]. We'll talk about this as we progress. Faith is heavenly currency, and heavenly currency is life. How much faith you have also, is how much Heavenly currency you have to purchase heavenly resources. How much life you have will determine how much you can access in God through Jesus. While faith is heavenly currency, life is more than just currency, it is everything, life eternal is like an access card. How much life you have will determine how much access you'll be granted to things hid in God. Life, just as it gives access, it is also age in the realm of the spirit and this is what we'll be talking today. In eternity, there no age, but there are rankings, our age in eternity is sealed and interpreted as rankings, i.e. how much value of life we've harnessed in God, how much worth is the value of life eternal in you? If you're more ranking in eternity you'll be greater than one who isn't. I and Moses would never be of equal, he'll be far greater and wiser, he'll be more than me in everything i can think of when i cross into eternity. it's not about how long you've lived on earth, a son can be greater than his grand father in eternity, a member can be greater than his pastor in eternity, because of how much they've lived as living sacrifices unto God and how much life they've harnessed while on earth. The only way you can grow in eternity is to grow in time, time becomes an investment factor unto eternity, immediately you get there, you become fixed. Even witches and the occults whatever attain ranks in the realm of darkness, how much you live to become filled with God's life, having authority and attaining ranks in the spirit will determine your age in eternity, I.e. your value. " But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work." [ II Timothy 2:20‭-‬21]. When I see people while away their time in the world, I do get sad at times. If a man of flesh can be sad, how much more do you think Jesus who created us will feel for deviating from our true act of worship. Faith comes from the word, and life in God's word, if you slack off in attaining life through intimacy, it'll affect your value in eternity. And so Jesus said; “O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread?" He wasn't just telling His disciples ( us ) they had little faith, He was actually telling them they had so little life, the value of their life eternal was of little worth, and so they were babes, not being able to understand when He was talking about the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Jesus was telling them indirectly and also directly that they couldn't understand such little parable because they were low on life eternal. Well I tell you, they're even better than us. We have Jesus dwelling in us through His word ,yet we do not understand God when He speaks, because we failed to be filled with His life. We ought to grow spiritually to understand in much in-depth whenever God speaks. Understanding God's word is not for you to go showing off with the gospel, if you do this, well don't be surprised, the holy spirit would never teach you again. Rather, it is for us to understand what God is speaking to us through His word in other to help us build a better relationship with Him. We are of different class in the school of the spirit, when you feed on God's word, God will speak to you through His word by the holy spirit according to your class. If you're a kindergarten, He'll teach you as a kindergarten, not as a college student. One can be filled with life, but not having knowledge to execute the will of God. We need the word to become filled with God's life and also, to become more of God and less of us. However, without knowledge we can't give God permission to fully execute His will in and through us Have this in mind; no kindergarten knows what he wants to become in life, he can say all he wants, but as the wind blows, when he attains maturity he'll have to know where he'll fit in. In other words, if you don't become filled with God's life, attaining maturity you'll never know what course you're to study in the college of God, you'll remain a kindergarten and leave as one. Life is eternity, God is life and He's eternal. It is your life value that'll determine where you'll be placed in God's Kingdom, not everyone will be the same, God is just. Be filled with life and by the spirit of wisdom, understanding will be given, to know the mind and will of God, enabling you become all God has called you to be. Whenever you give way for the world to encroach your heart, not being busy with God, think of your eternity. Every wasted time you spent on your television, talking all the time, engaging in whatever meaningless leisure you have, your eternity is being bargained. Many will say we have our time and God's time, well that doesn't affect God, it does really affects you in eternity. We are eternal buildings, where intimacy cease, our building comes to a pause. If you make much sacrifices, if you love God more, if you're willing to walk the path of death, the path of the cross then, your building ( your spirit man ) will be of greater value. Jesus is the king of kings, and we are predestined kings in God's kingdom under the true king "Jesus." Being born in a fallen nature, we've fallen from our thrones. How much time you spend with God will determine how much of your throne will be rebuilt. Jesus said; In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." [ John 14:2‭ ] Oh, did you think Jesus was only talking about your house in heaven? You are that building and He has gone to prepare a place for you, i.e. your position. How much you let Him, will determine how much He'll restore you, He has already made you, you only need to be built back to restoration. Do not let the world have it's way in your heart. It's unfortunate but, I'd say, a great multitude of us haven't even gotten anywhere in their foundation, they're still on foundation level, some haven't even begin laying a foundation. When you get to eternity then, you'll remember these words of God; " Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." [ I John 2:15‭-‬17 ] God's love in you, is to restore you back to the original place you've fallen from. If you love the world and spend less time with God, you don't truly love God, because you're not willing to sacrifice walking fully in His will. Invest more on God, for night is nigh when no man can work.
  11. When a man is resurrected from death unto life, there are bindings keeping him restrained to fully walk in God. Although he is resurrected but there lies the bindings of death ( His death clothing ). As long as this man lives and walk, he'll be reckoned a man once dead because of his bindings and still being restrained by the devil, because of the clothing of death. He must be filled with life through God's word to be clothed fully in the spirit of God. When he's clothed, doesn't necessarily mean he's clothed in royalty. No one functions in this king's palace without purple clothing, else he'll be left outside the courts, although within the kingdom but at the fringes of the kingdom. Therein the fringes lies salvation, but within the courts lies everything, closer intimacy, government and authority. It takes the power of God to roll away or destroy the wall blocking a man's heart from receiving the word. And so, we who are saved must not only be saved, but we also, must be born anew being filled with great power and authority. Everyone has authority in the name Jesus, but not everyone has same power in Christ Jesus as another. How much you spend with God will determine how much power you have in Him. It is the power of God, by the authority in the me Jesus that works. When we work more on our relationship, we're being filled with more of God, and more of God is more of God's power; power to deliver, power to save, power to heal, power to express the manifestation of God in manifolds of His glory. You only need to work on your relationship. Everything in God is simple, although tested with fire, but simple. The more you build Intimacy, the more power you're given to advance His Kingdom and fulfill His will. It takes the power of God indwelling in us to break the walls blocking a man's heart from receiving the word, it's not mouth language, no, rather it is God's power being released through us. You don't necessarily need to speak, that's why others can see Jesus in a man, not necessarily because of the life of God in him, but as a result of God's power in him which has broken the walls blocking their hearts and also, unveiling the hearts of men to see the Jesus in you else, they'll continue seeing flesh. We seem to have drifted a bit. When a man is resurrected from death unto life. It is the power of the word that breaks the stone of the grave ( the spirit blocking his heart ) but still, even as he has been brought to life, he still has the bindings of death wrapped around him. There is a reason why many do fall at times when they are in Jesus, there's also, a reason why many are pressured by the weakness of the flesh when there in Jesus. It is all because there is a binding. These bindings remains until you loose it all, that doesn't mean you won't go to heaven no, but these bindings will stand as restraints, hindering from get you further in God, for God did not just call us to salvation, He called us into a relationship, salvation was necessary because we were in death. When our relationship is built more and more, when you give more of your heart to meditate on God's word always, then as a close friend, He'll reveal unto you more of Himself and also things hid in Him. However, how long you spend to unbind your heart matters. Many Christians are still bond even though they've lived fifty years in Christ Jesus, but there are those who've lived only few months, but still completely broken free, because of their desire for a relationship with Jesus. If you see Jesus only as a savior and a provider or deliverer, you won't experience even the slightest of Him. You never had intimacy with a delivery man or a mail man, do you? It's not how much you've lived, it's how much life you have in Jesus. It is the life of Jesus in us that breaks loose completely the bindings of death in our heart. And this life is given more, when we build Intimacy in Jesus. How much you spend with Jesus will determine how much life of God will dwell in you. As you build your intimacy, naturally the life of God will begin to loose and break the bindings of death. You can no longer be controlled by the flesh or swayed by the world. A man who's completely loosed is then set to walk the path that God has predestined him for, right before the dawn of time. Breaking the bindings of death is as simple as it is, you only need a heart which desire to know Jesus more than anything else in this world. If you can't cast aside the things of this world, if you put even the slightest of them first before Jesus, you can't get completely unbinded. Your heart must yearn after Him, not for anything, but to know him more, a relationship. All that is needed is a relationship. All that has been bothering you all these while, all you needed was a relationship. It really is true when the world says in cartoons; " the power of love." It is God's joy to see you work more in your relationship, it opens doors which has been sealed, I'm not talking about breakthrough in finances, because I believe that's what some would be thinking ( flesh ) no, I'm talking about the doors of eternity. You begin to walk eternal life here on earth. Everything you do on earth will be from and will be translated back to eternity in God. We'll continue to stay it over and over again, you only need to spend more hours in God's word genuinely, feeding on it slowly, attentively and repeatedly praying without ceasing in your heart. When you do these, you're in communion with God, you're building your relationship. I can assure you, it'll will hard at first because of the flesh, but when He sees your genuineness, He'll assist you by His spirit, then you'll experience God more as your bindings begins breaking off. When your bindings are taken off, you're then given a royal robe, to venture into the courts of God to full that which He has written concern you. Do not live out of your book, you're a book written by God, don't write you own story, but you can't live out what's written in your book if you don't know the writer. Thank you Jesus.
  12. Acknowledging God is; inviting God's presence always into your heart, not sometimes, but always, both in good, bad and things that seems stupid and irrelevant. How many of you say; " thank you Jesus " when your phone drops on the floor? Sounds irrelevant, right? How much you think of Jesus will determine how much He'll reveal and manifest Himself in you. It's as simple as that, the reason why many don't experience more of Jesus is, because they've failed in acknowledging Him at all time. How much you commune with God in your heart is all that matters. When you talk about your situation more than God, you're no longer concerned or afraid of it, but rather, you're giving glory and acknowledgement that spirit behind that situation. We should know also that God can allow things to happen, but if we see it in a negative sight, it is no longer for God's glory rather you then give glory to a negative spirit. It is either God or the devil, there's no neutral. The more you entertain fear or doubts, concerns through your flesh, you give more invitation to let darkness gain dominance over you. Whatever you acknowledge gains dominion over your heart. If you acknowledge God, surely He'll gain dominance over you. However, if you acknowledge the beast, a demon rather, he'll gain influence over you. You might say; " Hey! what's this one saying," but those who have been struck with fear knows what I'm talking about. If you're too focused on your situation, instead of using it as a tunic to draw more closer to God, you'll end up inviting a negative spirit to gain Influence over you. You'll begin to find yourself deviating from God, spending less time with Him even though you're free, you'll become also mentally affected, because you've surrendered your entire being to a negative spirit. Acknowledge God, and spend time in His presence always, else you'll find out that although you have Jesus, your relationship will become worse than when you were even occupied in the world. Acknowledge God always, keep your heart busy in Him, in His word, in hymns, Psalms, spiritual songs, making melodies in your heart, praying always. Then you'll find yourself being dominated and integrated with God. Do Acknowledge God.
  13. A break in intimacy is a break from church. We are the church, not necessarily those who goes to a physical place of worship, but rather, those who are born of God's spirit and living in Him, a progressive life of intimacy. The church can never be shutdown, of course the place of gathering can, but the church is spiritual and it is the body of Christ with many members having different role to play. We have different role to play in the body of Christ, but I must say most of us born of God's spirit haven't yet recognized what member of Christ's body they are. Meanwhile, that's a different aspects, " Kingdom." We'll be looking at the general aspect; " a true act of worship." The spiritual church, cannot be shutdown. However, a break in relationship is a break in church. We born of God are the church, and we are living sacrifices unto God which is our true act of worship. We are to worship God always, every second of our lives, because He has designed us, a living sacrifice. Our heart is His temple, are we are to keep the alter burning at all time as the Israelites did. Our hearts is the alter of God, therefore; a break in intimacy, is a break in rendering offerings, and a break in rendering offerings is a break in worship, where there is no worship the presence of God departs. If you break in praising and thanking God always in your heart, if you break in communion with Jesus, talking with Him always in your heart, praying to build Intimacy, if your heart does not meditate on God always, then you've been taking frequent break from church every time you've done this. The moment you break, you've excused yourself from God's presence. Meanwhile, the worship still goes on, because you're not the only one on earth who appears in heaven. Whenever we strike the chord of Intimacy in our heart, we appear immediately in heaven even while on earth, then you begin your Journey, a Journey closer to God's throne. Those who spend more time with God in heart, they'll get closer to God's throne in time than those who often take break and appears back on earth. There are many of us, heaven don't know us, because we barely appear there, and even if we do, we're at the far end from God's throne. What member of the body of Christ you are will be revealed unto you when you have gotten closer to the throne of God. You'll begin to hear what God has for you, because you're close enough. Your true purpose in God will be unveiled and you'll do everything to live in fulfillment of that ordination ( your eternal purpose). Many think is about taking care of the physical building, well, that's well and good, but that isn't your true and eternal purpose. That's just a normal thing as you would normally take care of your house. The hearts of men have being unveiled before men, if you break in relationship, if you break in intimacy, you've locked yourself out of the church temporarily or eventually permanently if you persist in doing so. Those who are wise won't restrict their worship to Sundays only, rather they would become a living sacrifice unto God. It is now true worshipers will be revealed and judged. He that has an ear let him hear.
  14. How you can know yourself? From the natural point of view, when one says "know thyself" he would actually refer to your potentials, skill or personality. However, we don't talk about things that'll pass away. Your real self, is your heart ( your soul ) and not your flesh with a brain. This is your real self, the one ( flesh ) you're seeing is just there as a vessel to help you function in the physical, because it is made out of physical stuff. Knowing thyself, the real person ( your soul ) I'd say is the real deal, because reality actually is spirit. You can only know thy true self in God, because it is hid in God when you were sent into this fallen nature. Every other thing apart from thyself ( heart ) is a misrepresentation and deception the devil can use to make one think he is living in reality when in actuality he's not in God's will ( reality ). You can achieve whatever desire you want with great success, but that doesn't mean it is the original purpose set for your true self. If it really is from God, why then, are you always afraid, drawing out outlines for your future without God's Input on how to secure what you've got. Meanwhile, being born of God's spirit doesn't necessarily mean one knows himself, one can be in God, but still live according to the standard of the world. A man who begins to know his true self is one who functions fully in the will of God, " intimacy." Let's get to the life of Solomon. I believe everyone one is a unique specie. You just have to gain access to that gene which has been locked and hidden in you because, we have been hid in God, only when you get closer to Jesus, they're being unveiled, " our supernatural ability," by God's spirit in us. Hey, Solomon wasn't just wise for no reason, neither was he wise because he asked for wisdom. God's spirit is the spirit of wisdom, but if you remain a babe in Christ, you'll think like a babe. Solomon's wisdom given by God was an ability in him that was hid in God until he drew more closer to God. Through the sacrifices he made then, He was given access to it. There was no man as wise as Solomon on earth because that was the path God has chosen to walk with Him. You are a unique specie, discover that which God has hid in Himself concerning you. You are a unique specie in God, the same way also I can't be like you even if I want to, I can try, but I'll only be a poor and total failure of a copy, because we are different. In more simplicity, as you spend time with God, growing in His spirit through His word and building Intimacy in prayers and obedience, then God's spirit in you will begin to unveil thyself, your original design set by God. You'll then begin to walk eternity on earth, bringing to manifestation God's kingdom on earth. Now that is "thyself."
  15. God has called every man for a specific purpose, you didn't just see it coming, you'd never expected it to come that way. God uses the foolish things in life to call us into the path He has set for us. An angel or even Jesus might appear to a man, but that actually isn't his call, it was only meant to keep his heart fixed in a vision that God is more interested in him. Many don't like the situation "trial." Our call, begins actually from a place of trial, because it is through prayers we are then built in intimacy in God, in other for that which had been hid in God concerning us to be unveiled. Every trial you've faced in life was a call from God, when God allows the devil to tempt a man or when God tries a man, He actually wants Him to pray the more, not necessarily to come out of that situation, but in reality, God wants to restore such a man back into the path He has originally set before Him. We all began In a wrong path, our will, until you get off that path God will never have any business with you. When you're faced with trials, you'll have to be wise to tarry in prayers without being weary or in doubt. When that trial comes, you'll begin to pray at first, not in God's will, but yours, ( your selfish will ) because you want God to deliver you from it. You want God to deliver you from it all, but you don't yet know what God wants in reality, "His will." That trial is the trigger of your greatness in eternity and partly in life. God is more interested in building you eternally, because you are His building stone, a block in His building. When you begin to pray for God to Have His way in that situation, He won't answer you at first, He'll cause you to tarry there in prayers for months. Here, if you doubt God, you'll only increase the time duration, or if you find other means, you've cut yourself off completely from God's calling. As you tarry in prayers, you must be faithful, never doubting, for God is making His own way, not yours. Eventually, months will pass by, it might seems God's no longer hearing you. Meanwhile, what you don't know is that, when God seems silent, a season of silence in God is the moment God wants to decide your future in eternity. if you're wise you'll continue, but if you're not, you'll stop in your prayers or grumble against God, because all you care about is flesh and not God's will. If you're wise then, your prayers will be controlled by the holy spirit, no longer to pray for deliverance, but rather, you'll naturally find yourself praying God's will, and what is God's will? " Intimacy." You'll then have a new heart which says; " Lord! I don't care any more, let your will be done, it doesn't matter where my future ends up, but let your will be done." If you can be faithful in this, this is where prayers in the dimension of intimacy comes in. When the season of planting is over, then the harvest will come and God will not only deal with that problem, rather He'll reveal Himself to you and that which he has created and designed you for. There you have it, the mystery of God's calling in a man's life. I believe with this, many will become wiser by the spirit of wisdom and invest more in prayers, not for anything, but for God's will, " Intimacy." Intimacy then, reveals all that is to be revealed hid in God as we Journey deeper in Him.
  16. Whatever was done in the law or in the flesh ( physically ), are all reflections of what has been fulfilled in the spirit, in Christ Jesus. For He didn't come to abolish the law but to fulfil as He said, " Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill." [ Matthew 5:17 ] It was made so, that all, all might be saved and not a selected few just as Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well; " But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him." [ John 4:23 ] Everything physically done by the Jews were all reflections of what we have been given by grace through Jesus Christ. Whatever was done, be it; sacrifices on alters, circumcision, the Passover, water baptism, whatever it is, were all translated spiritually into our hearts in Christ Jesus. The sacrifices on alters; is a reflection of Jesus using our hearts as substitutes for physical temples and alters. For all who receives Him, their hearts are being unveiled for Him to come in, just as the curtains at the temple were torn at the hour of His death. Upon our hearts therefore, sacrifices are made, for we are made to become living sacrifices unto God. When we ask for forgiveness, when we pray, our hearts becomes that alter, and the blood sacrificed on it, becomes His spirit in us and the fuel, His word. The Passover, is a reflection of being sealed in the covenant of blood of Jesus. As a lamb was slain, with it's blood at the door post, so also, Jesus was slain and those who are willing are sealed in the covenant of His blood, in other to be broken free from the covenant of sin and death and eternally escape it's judgement. The same goes for some of the Egyptians who escaped the angel of death by staying at the houses of some of the Israelites. So also, all are called to be saved. The circumcision, is a reflection of the nature of sin and death in us being cut off when we genuinely accept Jesus. When we receive Jesus, our hearts are being circumcised, and all that is of no relevance with God, standing as a hindrance will be removed by the holy spirit who, also is our mark or rather, identification as God's children. Circumcision really is painful, and so not many do go for it or see it through to the end. You know what I'm talking about. Don't you see how the Lord Jesus made things easy and brought salvation and the presence of God upon all. We must glorify Him for all He has done in our stead as a sacrifice. He has brought us all together as children to become sons of God. Meanwhile, it is written; " Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) This will take place on the day when God judges people's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares." [ Romans 2:14-16 ] Those who've not heard about Jesus, but still living in darkness, but in accordance to the law, rightfully, doing that which is right and not wrong, they'll be a judgement unto themselves. We who've known the Lord are called to build in His kingdom, i.e. those who know Him in spirit and truth are called to be in His government. Not just Heaven, but part of His government. This is why the gospel is being preached, that upon the restoration of men from death unto life, they might become lively stones being built into God's kingdom. We've said before, that everyone on earth has been foreknown and predestined by God. But we live in a fallen world of death and darkness, and so many being dead cannot perceive that which God has made them for. It's up to us then, whom have received the gospel to live as functionaries of the kingdom to advance the Kingdom of God in whatever way God has called and made us fit, so that those in death will know Him who is Life, not for heaven's sake, but for the will of God " the kingdom." We who are born of God, it is for us to be restored and enthroned, so we also, can revive the fallen thrones of kings all over the earth that have been laid wasted by sin, this is the true and main perspective of the gospel, " the kingdom gospel." However, it's unfortunate, not too many preach or fight for the kingdom, their limit is "heaven," heaven a place of rest and hell a place of unrest. We are at war for the kingdom, Satan isn't necessarily fighting for you to get to hell, he has been fighting against the Kingdom of God, you just happen to be part of it, because indeed you are that kingdom. If these men should die in righteousness without knowing Jesus, they'll be in heaven, but because they've never known the authority in the name " Jesus," and also, sealed in His blood to become a building block of His kingdom, they won't have an inheritance. In the end it's our fault for failing to live in accordance to the blueprint God has made us. Do pardon me, seems we've digressed again. Now you see why the gospel is being preached. Meanwhile, not everyone is predestined and called to preach, there are those who are warlords, war generals ( Intercessors ), if they don't dethrone the principalities and powers of darkness, those who are called to preach cannot get the word to the hearts of men, because of the great wall blocking their hearts. Today there has been a heavy task upon those who are advancing the kingdom, those who are called to proclaim the word and now also war generals, because of the lack of men rising to their ordination. Well, your Minas has been given to them, an extra reward. For God is just and He'll fulfil His will completely whether your part of it or not. Those who haven't heard, but lived right, won't have the grace to become a building stone, because we've failed in wasted years. Unless you come under the authority of the name Jesus you can't build. And if you're in that government and you don't build, then, what more should I say? Being baptized in the name Jesus, is being immersed completely in Him ( The word ) by the authority in the name given " Jesus." Without one coming under the government of the Christ by the authority in the name " Jesus " he can not be baptized, immersed in Him. However, Jesus needs your input in this, because He needs your heart also, to will it. He'll come with His authority, waiting for you to act in accordance to His government of the Christ by the holy ghost. The holy spirit reveals naturally the laws and life of the Kingdom when you come under His authority, then He'll require of you to get in the water ( word ). The "water" which is God's word is already provided, it is your will to get in and become immersed, being infused with the life of God, then the ceremony has begun. A ceremony of death, to gain life. When you're immersed in Jesus ( God's word ), then His death at the cross will begin to function in you, to fade away all darkness, all that is of sin and death, weakness or whatever old nature, so that you can be filled with His life, being resurrected from the old to become restored and renewed by his spirit. However, this doesn't happen immediately, when you accept Jesus you're written in the book of life already, but to attain salvation, a firm foundation in Jesus, then you must remain to attain death at the depths of the water of life. It is at the end of this baptismal ceremony you then are resurrected in salvation to live a life of holiness naturally by the holy spirit through the word dominating you. If you come out half way, at consecutive Intervals like a drowning man struggling to catch his breath, you can't attain salvation and so you begin to falter all the time. This is why many will say it's not possible to live without sin, because they weren't completely immersed in the word. You and the word must become one, integrated. It's like frying a chicken with oil, it becomes chicken fries. The moment you decide, the moment you answer the call, you're in for baptism, it is authorized by the holy spirit. The holy spirit is that voice crying out which draws you to God, not you, but the voice of the holy ghost. He has been crying out through God's word, it resonate everywhere in creation, even within you. It is when you decide to harken to His voice then, you're drawn by a force to make your genuine decision of heart against death or to gain more life in Jesus. When the name " Jesus " is mentioned genuinely, then the ceremony begins by the authority of that name. Then, you're being brought under the government of the Christ. it's like taking an oath, when you take an oath under an authority, you're bond to the government of that authority. So also, the moment you accept Jesus as Lord over your life in the government of the Christ, your name is written in the book of life as one restored and sealed in God. This is baptism In the name Jesus. Still, salvation hasn't come. Unless you're proved faithful, there are chances of falling away, because of a weakened foundation being built from scratch, this is where baptism in water ( word ) and communion comes in. Before we go further do take these down; Jesus is the word, God's word is life and Jesus is the word of life. If you meet the word, you meet Jesus, In other words, He is the written or spoken word of God. The word of God is the fountain or well of life, and Jesus is the water of life. If you must be baptized in the name Jesus, then you must be immersed in the water of life which is Jesus ( God's word ) and become one with Him. And for this to be achieved, you must come under His government by the authority in His name for you to be given key access " faith " and the " holy spirit " to feed on His word until you become completely immersed in it. Unless you see God's word this way, as life that is, unless you see it in the vistas of the spirit, then the word will remain irrelevant to you. This is why many read the Bible, not " feed," but " read," and are not immersed in God's life, they can't find Jesus in it. Forget the history, it's for spiritual knowledge, you must first see it as life, and take a dive in it, for no other reason, but to become immersed in it. Without being baptized in the name " Jesus," in spirit, by genuinely accepting Him as Lord through faith, baptism in water ( word ) and communion can't take place, because the authority of the name Jesus is needed. Just as some churches won't baptize you until you've become a member and have undergone discipleship classes. Now you see why many get baptized in actual water and still fall into sin, because in heart they were never under the authority of the name Jesus. Let's get to the scripture, then you'll know why many do live in the dark even though they're baptized in physical water. " While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have? ” [ Acts 10:44‭-‬47 ] Do you want to know one dangerous thing about water baptism? It's can most likely turn out like the seven sons of sceva, when the evil spirits told them, " Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” If you're baptized in water when you're not yet born again in the holy ghost. Since water baptism is a public declaration, It's like proclaiming to demons you're born again when you're not, because men aren’t the only witness there, there are devils. They'll come and do a quick check on you and when they can't find any light in you, they'll say, " We know this Mr. we know that one also, who are you?" They'll get you so bad and you'll become even worse than you were in sin than you can ever imagine. This is all for claiming what you're not. Those who are water baptized but not having a firm foundation in Christ in the past or none at all, they know what I'm talking about. They know how much the pressure of sin became intensified. Let's look at John, the Baptist. Many don't understand how the spirit worked with John. John was the originator of baptism as it was given to him by the holy spirit to reveal the Messiah. Upon anyone the holy spirit descended upon as a dove during baptism, He is the Messiah. John's baptism wasn't the main thing, John was a preacher, a voice crying out in the wilderness. Men never came to be baptized, they were drawn by the holy spirit to hear him. And whenever he does baptism, he preached he gospel and brought life into the hearts of men, breaking the wall is sin and unveiling their hearts to restore God's spirit in them, this was why John's baptism was effective, because the people received God before or after when they are baptized. Meanwhile is strategy for baptism was by the holy spirit to reveal the Messiah. But many has taken this as a doctrine, that one can't get to heaven unless he's baptized. Now this will strike fear in the hearts of many, through doubts and fear is not of the spirit of God, then you'll be leading them to hell by giving them that spirit of fear. If you're a pastor in this, I'm talking to you. You can continue with baptismal ceremony, but don't make it the basis of salvation. In most churches you get baptized before you can partake in the holy communion. But in Christ Jesus, you do so simultaneously and when salvation is attained you communion also for the rest of your life, every second of it. When God's word says we should pray without ceasing, it means also; we should drink wine, the blood, without ceasing to become filled with the holy spirit. In communion; The bread is the flesh of Jesus, God's word while the wine is the blood of Jesus, the holy spirit. " And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you." [ Luke 22:19‭-‬20 ] When you're called and restored to Jesus, you must attain salvation which lies at the end, a firm foundation in Christ. And so you must remain immersed in the word for it is the delivering power of God unto salvation. You must dwell on God's word to become completely immersed in Him until death is achieved. Then, you'll be resurrected in life to live in holiness naturally, by God's spirit acting in you through His word. When you're saved then, you must do this in remembrance of Jesus " communion," by breaking of bread and drinking of wine. You must meet and eat with Jesus daily, and the only way we can remember Him is by spending time in His presence, in His word and in prayers. A life filled with remembrance you must have, in breaking bread, that is feeding on God's word slowly, attentively and repeatedly and drinking of the wine "His blood," I.e. in prayers, to become filled with the holy spirit. Without eating the bread you can't drink the wine, I.e. without being filled with the word you can't pray to become filled with the holy spirit. This is were our kingdom Journey really begins, when you communion with Him always, every second, then He'll begin to reveal to you things that are to unfold and also prepare and strengthen you for the Journey to ahead. You must eat and drink for the Journey ahead is far, only those who have and continues eating and drinking of the bread and wine will be taken on a path of the kingdom, our eternal purpose. The reason why many fall to sin is, because they failed in their communion and also, the reason why it seems a selected few are called by God is, because many failed in their communion after attaining salvation. I'm not against ceremonial baptism and communion, you can choose to if you want, but in this advent of the spirit which Jesus has brought unto us by His grace. You must be baptized in His name, through immersion in the word and in communion, by breaking of bread and drinking of wine ( in the word and prayers ). In all this, we commune with Him daily, at all times, every second, that we shall remember Him and as we do, He'll remember and become closer to us more than a brother and a friend and that which has been hidden in creation will be revealed. How much you remember Jesus will determine how much He'll reveal Himself to you. Remember Him.
  17. No, no, I'm not a good writer. I give God the glory
  18. We are all are parts of God's blueprint, designed for His kingdom. And unto everyone is ascribed a piece. You are a unique piece of God's kingdom blueprint. The blue print of God concerning each and every one of us, not many can find and have access to, it is given only to those who are certified in faithfulness to fulfill the will of God. it is not impossible, neither it is for a selected few, it is only revealed unto those who desire to know more of God. Knowing God more, is to become less of yourself and more of Him, and as you become more of Him, then you'll no longer be the one living, but God living in you to bring to full perspective the aspect of His kingdom upon the earth. The reason this is hidden from many it's, because it is a desire given only to those who genuinely desire to hear from God. It all starts from wanting to hear from God and one can't hear from God without a life filled with prayers, because it forms the core basis at which our intimacy in God is built. Prayer is the main requirement not only to hear, but to have a constant relationship with God. God speaks constantly to us, you just have to venture into His presence with a right heart and tune in to the right frequency in other to hear Him more distinct and clearly. First, your heart must be still and quiet, not easily distorted by the distractions of the world or issues of life. Our hearts are too loud. Your heart must be in a right state before the spirit can pray through you, else you'll be like Cain, and it'll become meaningless. Praying ( Journeying ) to God do take time, depending on how much of your life time is spent in God, and at the appointed time which God chooses, He'll reveal Himself to you and how He'll choose to do so also. You don't tell Him how or when. No one can pray without being filled with the word. If you want to measure the scale of your spiritual health, it's either in the word or in prayers. If you can spend hours in the word or in prayers without being disturbed by the flesh, then your spiritual life in God is healthy. For anyone born of God, the first thing the holy spirit puts in him is; zeal for the word, zeal for God's word must consume your heart, you must spend hours, it's a must, the holy spirit doesn't neglect this foundation. If you truly want to hear from God, do not read the word, but feed on it slowly, attentively and repeatedly, not for anything but to draw from God's well of life, for it is life. At first, it will be difficult, because of the flesh fighting against the holy spirit, but in time He'll assist you, then it becomes natural and interesting. There must be an infilling of life to become filled with the spirit. When you're filled, then the holy spirit will switch into a life of prayers, because you've been filled with the holy spirit already through God's word to operate naturally in things of the spirit. It is the holy spirit dominating us that quickens and prays in us. He does as He likes, at times it might be balanced, ( prayer and the word ) but you can't have a life of ceaseless prayers without being filled with the word. There's no God's general or anyone used by God, be it in the secret or in the open who has walked this earth without a life of ceaseless prayer. Jesus was cut off from God at the cross with the weight of sin upon his shoulders just for a few moments, and then He shouted " Why has thou forsaken me." But you've been living years not talking to your Father as a son and you feel comfy. When, you begin to hear from God at the time He pleases Him to reveal Himself, then in processing, He'll take you through the path of death as He unveils gradually that which He wants you to be. I know many don't like to hear " death." Death to self, actually is interesting when you've become a dead man to this world and flesh, and without it you won't go far in God. You want to pass through the eye of the needle, you must be squeezed and become dead to self to pass through it, If you're rich in flesh, you'll be too bulky to pass through. " And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." [ Matthew 19:24 ] Jesus wasn't talking about Heaven, he said " kingdom," that is; except you lose yourself, all that is of the world or self that'll stand as a hindrance, you won't be able to become a functionary in His Kingdom, you'll be just a regular Christian. All that is of hindrance, the holy spirit will unveil and stir your heart to drop them, if you refuse, He'll let you alone and find someone else, there's always someone. You must be willing to become obedient to the holy spirit as he take you through death. When all disobedience have been avenged then, then He'll reveal unto you, your blueprint, a part in God's kingdom building, you then, begin to build from that firm foundation you've filled through the word. When you've been dwelling in the word, all you've been doing and will do is lay a firm foundation, unshaken. Your prayers is a means to get you to Journey unto God to get that blueprint, without it you'll remain in the foundational level. You have to pray for hours daily, I'd say ceaselessly, rather, because it'll get you there on time. Who gets to his destination in time? One who takes breaks or one who doesn't? It's one thing to be in heaven, it's another to be part of that kingdom building as a building block of that new Jerusalem, God's government. It takes a lot of chiseling to be a perfect block. But, then your foundation in the word and intimacy with God to trap revelations and hidden mysteries of God's dealings with men pertaining to that dispensation of time, will bring conviction, which will then give you faith to make real movement in obedience to the holy spirit without thinking twice. Jesus said and it is written; "And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” [ Luke 9:61-62 ] It is a path of death, and it defies all that a babe in Christ knows. For example; many believers thinks a child of God can't die. Well when you get to walk in rankings and authority as functionaries and not merely by grace then, you'll know that if you've not outranked a demon, they can kill you if you overstep your bounds ignorantly. Don't say; " what!" You have the seven sons of sceva and Jesus disciples trying to cast out a demon they didn't have the authority for when he went it the mount with Peter James and John. When you're given your blueprint, when God have revealed your real purpose in creation, then the real process begins, a complete death to self to birth more life and authority in God. I'm not trying to scare you, maybe I've been saying much of death. However, God's will cannot be fulfilled without walking in the fullness of His authority as you waste in death. If all Christians really do manifest the fullness of God's authority in the name Jesus the moment they become born again, then they'd have done even greater things than the apostles, but why is it restricted to a certain few? God can speak to us as He wills, for some who are of great faith, He might choose not to reveal Himself to them physically in His glory, all He'll do is speak through revelations or visions, whatever. For some who are had to break or because of the urgency of the kingdom, He might reveal Himself unto them in His glory physically, or even take them to heaven, He does as He wants. But your heart must be still, because He'll begin as a small still voice, don't call it you mind. Everyone's thoughts are influenced by spirits, either of light or of darkness. It is a long process, but as you do this genuinely, the holy spirit will help you and you'll see it in full manifestation. It is the will of God to have a close relationship with us. That's just it, that's just the summary, the rest of it all, the holy spirit will unveil if only you're faithful and obedience to death at the cross where glory is revealed. This is a path in Christ Jesus that defies all logic and all the milk many have been drinking as babes in Christ. However, it is a path of sons, a path that restores and enthrones us as kings in God's kingdom. You've achieved and have had many goals in life, but none of it all was about hearing the voice of God and knowing also, the true purpose He created you for. It's not too late, God can restore that which the canker worm has eaten. For those who haven't heard me talk about a life of ceaseless prayers, I'll give you my prayer Life, still you can choose that which is fitting for you, as long as your heart is busy in God, it is prayer. In this world of too much distractions, you'd need it, so that even in your office, in your classroom, wherever, your heart will be busy in prayers. I'll be repeating that which I've said before, giving some scriptural references, then show you also, how I do pray without ceasing; [ 1Corinthians 14:15 ] " What should I do, then? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray also with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will sing also with my mind." [ Colossians 2:6-7 ] " So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." [ Ephesians 5:18-20 ] " Do not be drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the spirit. Speak to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." [ 1Thessalonians 5:16-18 ] " Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Praying without ceasing is of heart, it's not in the mouth, but in your heart, for me I meditate on these constantly in my heart; - Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord - Take more of me and give me more of you - Jesus, ( continually in my heart ) - Locate me Lord in your mercy - in the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus - Then I switch to spiritual song at times You can add yours if you feel like. These are all prayers, as long as you are communicating with God constantly. What do you think happens when you're disconnected from a dear one for a long time, there be a decline in relationship, so it is with God. I was listening to Andrew Wommack’s some time ago, and he was saying the same thing, he did said " even if you look at the trees and say, " God they're beautiful!" That's also prayer, he said. These are what many don't know, but this was the daily life of the Apostles. Peter would say; " But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." [ Acts 6:4 ]
  19. The reality of wealth does not lie in the material things we possess or achieve, rather, the reality of it all is wealth eternal. The things provided and given unto us by God aren't necessarily for our enjoyment, but as a means of investment, sacrifice or rather, offerings to gain wealth eternal which never fades. Whatever God has given you or whatever God has allowed you to acquire out of His will even though it never came from Him, He's making a demand of it all. Out of it all, you should sacrifice from the depth of your heart unto others in great fold, for they are offerings to gain in eternity. Your heart is the alter of God, it's not what you give that pleases God, but how you give it, this is what will produce a sweet fragrance offering unto God of priceless value. How much your offering is pleasing to God will determine how much He'll be moved to give you wealth eternal, and physical blessings, not for you to brag and live in lust, but for you to give more. The reason why many pray for blessings, working hard side by side, but still not increased, isn't necessarily because they're cursed or a demon is against them, no, it's because of their heart. God looks at the heart, if you cannot please God with the little He has given you, if you're not content with the little, giving glory to Him, if the little He has given you cannot be invested in the lives of those in need, in His kingdom, then He'll leave you at your current level, else if He gives you more, He knows it'll destroy you. He's more interested in what you do not see than what you see, your eternity, which is your reality. When we give we must feel that something has left us. If you believe you have too little to give, you're selfish, these three bible character will be a judgement unto you; Zacchaeus, the widow at the temple, and John. " And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham." [ Luke 19:8-9 ] " But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others." [ Mark 12:42-43 ] " John answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” [ Luke 3:11 ] For Zacchaeus, Jesus acknowledged His as a son of Abraham, not in the physical linage of Abraham, but as a spiritual son of Abraham through faith. He was given an eternal blessing for the sacrifice of giving he had made. You don't seem to think about it; He gave half his property to the poor, and then from the remaining half, he gave in fourfold unto every one he has duped. Do know that anyone born of God is born of faith, and therefore He's a son of Abraham, but if he fails to sacrifice to gain eternal blessings which is our glory, then he'll remain a child of Abraham with little or no inheritance. For the poor widow; she had put into the treasury of heaven more than others did, because she gave almost all or even all of what she had as a sacrifice, not minding her flesh, but God alone. She became a living sacrifice of priceless value. Although, she might have lived a poor life till death, but in heaven she'll be seated upon her throne while others will be far from God. It's not what you give, it's the sacrifice generated in your alter ( heart ). For John; he said, give that which is valuable to you, give as you would want the demands of the person to be met if you were in his shoes. If for example; he wants five dollars and all you have in your savings is two dollars, give him one dollar and pray for him, because you know your heart is in pain for not being able to give five dollars, because you don't have it and so you ended up giving him one out of the two you have. That is sacrifice. Now you see all your giving has been wrong or of little or no value in heaven and you want God to bless you. If all you can give is prayer, pray then. The people of the world can acquire wealth, you can acquire wealth with you skill and without God, but of what benefit is it? If it does not appear in heaven as an offering. If our hope lies only this world, if all you do have relevance only in this world, then you're of all men most miserable. Although, you might venture into heaven, but, then you'll realize you've been living as a waste. When God blesses, He blesses according to His will, not yours. He'll not give you less than what will sustain you, neither will He give you more than what will sustain you. When He blesses, He blesses to our heart content so, that some won't complain and so it won't destroy the relationship others have with Him. When He blesses abundantly, He does for the advancement of His kingdom. Contentment must be part of the basis of our Christian lives, with bread or no bread on the table. When you give that which is of value, it might hurt at first, God wants to see your genuineness. Then when you're faithful, He'll help and direct you in it, and also fill you more with His spirit of love. Give, not because you want something in return or what you want to gain in eternity, but rather, give because of your love for God. What you do unto men, that you do unto God. God provision of physical wealth is for you to gain eternal riches. You can be rich in the flesh but poor in eternity. It all comes to the word of God, God's life. You can never have love, If you're not filled with the word, God's life to build God's nature of love in you. You'll find your flesh still struggling if you're not filled with His word. I don't mean cramming the scriptures, I mean, being immersed in His word. However, the ultimate form of giving is; pouring out ourselves, our time, as living sacrifices unto God. There's eternal treasures and there is also, eternal glory. It is eternal glory that'll determine you place in God's government in the kingdom of heaven, not treasures. And so; " For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." [ 2 Corinthians 4:16‭-‬18 ] There's no glory that can be compared to that of giving your lifetime for God to walk, work and live completely in you and through you. All other sacrifices like giving from the depth of your heart, whatever you have, be it in cash, valuables, love, encouragement, whatever it is, if you can do in the spirit of Christ, not as men would, every one can give or express love ( lust ) but not God's love. However, if you do in the spirit of Christ from the depth of your heart, then you'll store up heavenly treasures. These are the basis of our Christian life, no one needs to tell you. These acts automatically in you through God's word, by His spirit, still you must will it to happen. But it's unfortunate we need to tell our generation this, because they are lacking in the word ( life ) and full of self. These basis are what yields eternal treasures. Meanwhile, if you've been ordained to give for the advancement of God's kingdom, if what you do is for the kingdom as you've been called to walk in by God, then do so with the last ounce of your blood. Anyone born of God can give, but there are those called specifically for it. For such, even if they have a billion dollar, five hundred thousand or even less might be for them and the rest for God's kingdom, just like Zacchaeus. Then it is for glory, for walking faithfully in your ordination. However, not too many are called for this, a great multitude of men were designed as functionaries of the kingdom, either as priest ( Intercessors ), Apostles, prophet, teacher, pastors, evangelist and whatever. Know that, you preaching the gospel as a pastor or evangelist doesn't mean God predestined you for it, you'll do it and still live a purposeless life, God must have called and sent you In power and authority. God is much more interested in your sacrifice to walk according to the blueprint He has designed you to be, all these are just titles of recognition, the real thing is a throne occupied. Being a called pastor, or Apostle is a throne occupied in heaven. That's why many preach and no one is saved or imparted by the holy spirit, because there's no authority from a throne. We are blueprints of God to be manifested in his kingdom building, if you're not yet walking in that blueprint, you might be a Christian, yet nothing in heaven. These days men call themselves, Jesus never sent His disciples until power and authority was given, through their life lived in sacrifice as they forsook all to walk with Jesus, it didn't just come like that. There were other disciples there at the day of Pentecost, but when the holy spirit came, others were filled with the holy spirit, they were given power, but only the twelve who walked in death with Jesus were baptized by the holy ghost and given authority to advance the kingdom. Pardon me, let's not digress further. If you can cast all aside to dwell in the secret place, in prayers, in the word, hearing and walking in line with God as a living sacrifice to fulfil the will of God, then true glory is attained. When glory is attained, eternal treasure follows alongside. One can not begin to phantom what it means for the manifold of God's glory to be unveiled in Him, but glory, glory.. John the revelator, saw a man in glory, and he fell down to worship him, not until the man whom appeared to him revealed he shouldn't, for he is a fellow man like John. There will be a great multitude of Christians of lesser glory in heaven, if you're of lesser glory, you won't be able to gaze upon a man of greater glory, neither will you be placed in same dimensions. And you'll be far from God. There are throne, you know how hard it is for a commoner to see the governor, that's how it'll be over there. The only way we can achieve greater glory, is by firstly being rooted in the foundation of God's word, we must cultivate a foundational life of spend hours and hours in the word to become dosed and filled with the life of God, God's spirit. And we must also, pray without ceasing, not for bread, but the will do the Father, which is to build Intimacy. Actually you can't pray for bread if you really are filled with the holy spirit, because He's the one who prays in us and when He has taken over, He'll never pray for bread, you're the one praying for bread, not Him. Then as you Journey deeper in intimacy through prayer, you'll then, begin to walk the dimensions of heaven even while on earth, you Journey in the spirit closer to God as you walk the earth realm. If you break in the word, you break in building your foundation in Christ Jesus, a break in prayers, you break in your Journey to God's throne. And so, even while we're taking a cup of tea we're praying within our heart, even while I'm typing this, I am praying. As you journey in the spirit to get closer to God's throne, all that is of darkness begins to fade way, you don't need a pastor to deliver you, and your heart will fully become the temple of God. When you get closer to God, then His mysteries will be unveiled from truth to truth by the holy spirit, no one might necessarily teach you, but the holy spirit. And then, mysteries sealed before the day of your birth in the flesh, your ordination, will be unveiled unto you, because you've journeyed unto God's throne to get that which He has hid in Himself, for you are in Him and Him in you. And when you do, you begin to walk in that which God has written concerning you, not to be a doctor, no, not to be that, but to walk as a functionary of God's kingdom, manifesting His kingdom on earth. You'll be transformed from glory to glory and renewed inwardly. Actually, all these "Glory" has been, and was hid in God before you were created, but you see, man has fallen from His throne and glory. However, when he dies to self, when he walks as a functionary of the kingdom in fulfillment to God's will, he's being renewed and restored to become more like God, His throne is being restored. And when he leaves the realm of time, he'll see the unveiling of all the glory he has restored through time while on earth. He'll find himself already restored back to his throne in God's kingdom, being a little lower than God. [ Hebrew 2:7 ] This is the true reality of wealth, "Glory." The holy spirit just gave me this hymn; - I lost it all. I had won all I could win, there was no place I hadn't been But my heart was so needy and so poor Then, I heard Him gently say, "Lose it all and find my way." So, I gave it up, and found it all and more Chorus: I lost it all, to find everything, I died a pauper, to become a king When I learned how to lose, I found out how to win Oh, I lost it all to find everything. Many don't seem to understand this hymn, I love him writers, they sing from the fountains of heaven. The "king" he was talking about is being a king in eternity, while being a "pauper" is dying to self and the world so that the will of God will be made manifest in us, and His will, which is of the kingdom, a government where men will seated upon thrones. This world has been given unto Satan, that was the bargain man made I his ignorance when he fell, originally it was given unto man. Hence, the devil has designed this word and governed it by the principalities of worldliness to keep men in captivity, whiling away time in the things of the world, things that wouldn't translate unto eternity. If you're born again, the devil doesn't necessarily care about trying to take you to hell, what he'll do is entangle you in the world so that your time factor to invest unto eternity will be wasted, all you'll do is live to survive and pleasure, which will perish. You won't know this until you've woken up from this world of a dream into reality ( eternity ) only to find you're a pauper in heaven, but rich in a dream ( earth ) you've woken up from. He'll keep you from being restored to you throne, not touching even a bit of what God has originally designed you to be. Men were fallen from thrones, why do you think Jesus came to restore us? You think it's about salvation? Salvation was only necessarily because we are fallen. And why do think it was written; " And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." [ Revelation 19:16 ] But just a few of Christians are willing to see beyond salvation to restore their thrones." What are you willing to lose? Your time, your life to spend time in God and to be spent. Men are called to live in the world temporarily, it's just an investment ground to gain in eternity. That God's system of reward will be just. May the best investor win, those with greater sacrifices, that is. Are you willing to die a pauper, this doesn't necessarily mean you'll be poor in life, it means dying to flesh and the world, unless you die a pauper, you can not become a king in eternity. You'll be rich here on earth but a pauper in heaven. When Jesus said to His disciples; " this one can only be casted out by prayers and fasting." Many believer don't care, they only read story. And so many don't fast, they think fasting is to solve a critical problem or need. Jesus was talking about the spiritual state of His disciples, us rather. He has given us authority over all devils, but you can't get the fullness of that authority, if you don't undergo death, and build Intimacy through prayers, and by fasting ( which mean; giving your heart and you life completely to God ). Don't get it wrong, this also reveals that if you're able to cast devil's be it physically through deliverance ministry or spiritually through Intercession, then a manifold of his glory has been spiritually unveiled in you already, you've been renewed daily as you die to birth more authority. That is your eternal wealth. But many don't fast, they think it's about fasting to solve their problems, everything is about the kingdom. Jesus only talked about Heaven once or twice, I think. All He does was about the kingdom, God's government. Heaven is a spiritual place, but "kingdom" is a government, and those in that government will reside in the New Jerusalem which is in heaven. It's like being in the White House. But it's a shame, you now see how many have been living purposelessly. You must fast to attain ranks and new dimensions of glory, Jesus said; " And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days." [ Mark 2:19-20 ] Jesus is more concerned about your eternity, not now. He's the one who created you and He knows He made you a king seated upon thrones, but you've fallen from it. He won't force you, you must willing decide to build that throne by His help. I tell you many who just gave their lives to Jesus, who recently are born of the spirit of God will take this to heart and. And so the word of God shall be made manifest; " So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen." [ Matthew 20:16 ] For many will be called to their thrones, but few are chosen. It's not all about how many years you've spent in Christ, it's how much you've died to self so your throne can be built. We'll all be weighed on the scale of death to gain life.
  20. Whatever God does, He does in processing to attain perfection through His word, by His spirit. We all are predestined sons of God not until the fall. However still, our place in God as sons still remained, but we were then casted out of God's family. The purpose of the sacrifice of Jesus is to adopt and restore all who are of willing heart, back into the arms of the Father and that through our willingness to grow in Him in spirit and truth; we'll grow from our fallen state into children and then, from children into sons, that we all shall function fully as sons in the household of God. God made it so, that He'll be just in His system of giving inheritance unto every one He has called unto Himself. Meanwhile, it's unfortunate how many seem to have remained in the state of being children. For those who have being adopted recently, being born again of God's spirit as new born babes in Christ Jesus, I give glory to God for your faith. Now, you must grow and not choose to remain a child, for it is the will do God that every child should grow in Him. The growth of every child is a necessity, even as God's word remains the standard of our growth and also, a life of ceaseless prayers so also, death is an important supplement in our nutrition to help us grow rapidly, being restored back to our original position in God's kingdom. As we have died to sin at the cross, so also, we must carry our cross and put to death the world and self. " Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." [ John 12:24 ] From death life is birthed, and just as we die daily in diverse ways to birth life, by the holy spirit, death in the aspect of trial will be revealed unto us. I believe there's no one who's walking with Jesus or have decided to walk with Him in spirit and truth that haven't been disciplined through certain trials in life. It is through God's discipline by allowing the evil one to afflict or does whatever he wants according to God's permission, He uses to call us back to Himself. Of course, those who are illegitimate children sees God's discipline as punishment and wickedness and so, they run farther from Him. However, we who are called unto Him through the trials we have gone through, must grow in Him from new born babes of His spirit into sons. And our most important supplement as said earlier for our growth are " trials." Our trials are like food substance taken by our soul for spiritual growth. Every child of God must face trial, even the ungodly are faced with trials not to destroy them, but rather, to restore them back unto God, only if they are willing, that is. If you're not faced with trial then, you're not a child of God, because God wants for every of His child "growth," and that’s the only way for our spiritual growth, building a relationship with Him and also building in us His character, His nature, in other to become a vessel for His spirit and a perfect conduit to channel His life. You might be born again but still have pride lurking in you, or rather you might be lacking in love. It is through trials God will unveil by the holy spirit to prune and remove all that is not of Him. You can be a pastor and have a little essence of pride, now that doesn't mean you aren't born again, but that nature of the flesh, will stand as a hindrance of God's workings in you. And so, He'll bring a trial to unveil your heart, so that, through your faithfulness to come out of that trial, your heart will be reconfigured to become more like God. Then, your love for Him truly will be revealed. God loves us all, but there are those He loves even more, you can deny it all you want, but if God really loves us all equal, He would have invested His kingdom on you already, because of the level of trust he has on you, through your faithfulness to Journey deeper in intimacy in whatever death ( trials ) He brings you way. God's trust in men is built through trails, how much you Journey deeper in him, or what you did to escape your trial will determine His trust in you. God will use any foolish thing as a trail to draw you back to Him and to take you to greater dimensions of His glory. He can use poverty, financial struggles to stop you for awhile so, you can rely only on Him and not men or self, for students he can use failure, for the rich, this I know very well, He mostly uses death of a loved one or affliction by the devil, sickness, diseases, whatever foolish thing to call us back to order. If you can have discernment, to discern demonic attacks from God's trials to Journey deeper in intimacy in Him, if you love God in good and in bad, then in all this you'll draw closer to Him, not for what He can do for you, but to restore and build your relationship with Him. And when he has found you faithful, rooted firmly in the foundation of His word then, all other thing will be added, not mainly for your sake, but to build you to become a functionary in His kingdom, your true purpose on earth. " These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." [ John 16:33 ] Anyone who's born of the spirit of God must under go trials, whatever trials you undergo, don't complain. If you truly love God, you'd never complain, if you really are filled with His word, you'd never complain or murmur in the face of trial, because already, His word, His life dominating you will automatically build God faith in you, knowing that all thing are working out for good according to God's will both physically and even more spiritually. Now, you might not curse God with your mouth or heart, but do know that whatever complain or murmuring is a curse you're throwing at God, and there, your relationship declines and the devil gets you even more. Your trail is to nurture you from a sinner into a child born of God and from a child into a son. It's not enough being children of God, we must attain sonship in God. If the only dimension you see in God is for demands and supply, if all you do is demands from God and not God demanding of you then, you really are still a child, it doesn't matter if you've read the Bible back and forth, or how many years you've been in God. Only a child will ask for food, a son lives to fulfill the will of the Father, and His will is of " kingdom." of course, he'll be rewarded greatly in due time, not only on earth but greatly in eternity. Don't say we're all going to heaven, I tell you a great multitude of Christians will be homeless and of lesser glory in heaven. I see so many believe today, complaining and murmuring; "Oh! why the trial? Why the pain? The frustration?" Jesus knew many will come after Him for their own selfishness and so He said; " But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." [ Luke 22:32] Surely, trials will come to sieve those who aren't really for Him and those who don't really care to Journey deeper in His love, only after what they can do on earth and eventually get to heaven, just like Lot. Many believe when they get to Jesus all pains and problems will pass away at the snap of a finger, no, it doesn't work that way, even if it did, your faith still, must be tried for the unveiling of your heart. It is when you've been faithful in your relationship, never cursing God though your complaints then, you'll be brought out of it refined and ushered into a new dimension of God's glory. We must attain maturity in spirit, without trials you can never grow, because just as Christ went as a sacrifice to be given the name "Jesus,' a mantle of authority above all authorities which is given unto us to bring the manifestation of the power and glory of God on earth. So also, you must undergo the path of death, you must experience death in other to gain a life of value in God's kingdom. Don't think the name Jesus is the real name given to Him, If you read revelation you'd have known the rider on a white horse. The name "Jesus" is an authority given to function in the office of the Christ, well let's not get there. Death in Christ, isn't natural death, this death as I've said earlier; is whatever trial God will bring your way. It's all up to you to die successfully, or dwell in it longer, or rather escape it. It is for your promotion in Christ Jesus. As you grow in maturity, then it affects the physical, because you've won and attained a higher level in the realm of the spirit above powers of darkness. Even as it influences the physical, we should not use because of that manifested in the physical to draw farther from God, rather, we should use it also to bring to death, "self" and the "world" so we can gain much life in eternity, vice verse. You grow in your relationship with God to win more spiritually and just as the spiritual is made manifest in the physical, that success or victory which you've attained, you also must use as an investment unto eternity, it's a cycle. You build your relationship and again die to self to gain much life in eternity and then you walk the path of death again, not living in the pleasure of what you've gotten, but rather, for God's kingdom to gain more in eternity. The cycle goes on. This is the growth of one born of God, in the end it all sum up to your eternity. In eternity life has value just as currency has value in the earth realm. However, in eternity you can only gain life through death by investing you time factor and self. For example; you righteousness to put to death the flesh to spend time in God's words, births life in eternity. If you have life of little value, you'll be irrelevant over there. I have seen many believers who are faced with trials and then, instead of working on they relationship as it was intended, they'd turn to others to pray for them. While God is faithful to work through the anointing and authority upon His servant to deliver, you should also know that escaping that trial without doing the needful to get out of it is your loss in eternity. In eternity, you'll be irrelevant because you had someone take the exam for you, thereby losing your eternal promotion. That trial is your exam to promote you spiritually, you must pass it, no one will write it for you. God wants to bring to your realization through every trial, that prayers and dwelling In His word or whatever trial it may be, be it in character, will build and graft you spiritually into Him more and more. And also, restore you gradually back to the throne you've fallen from because of the fall of man. For instance; if God wants to work on your faith, He might allow a situation where.. as you begin to trust in Him, at that very moment you think victory has come, He then adds another trial to that trial and makes it seems as if He's not there, if you fail to recognize His presence, if you fail to recognize it is meant to build your relationship with Him, you'll remain there and it'll be used by the devil as depression and eventually cause you to falter in faith. Evey child of God must face trials at certain point in life, it's not because you're a sinner or you've done something wrong, it is for your benefit. When you become a son, then trials aren't given to unveil your heart as a child who might falter from the path of life, rather trials are given then, unto sons; to build them in other to become a perfect conduit of the holy spirit, a vessel remolded and refined to bear the weight of the kingdom, a vessel of noble purpose fit and meet for the Master's use. Only sons walk in fulfillment of God's written ordination pertaining to them before the dawn of creation and through their lives lived, they bring to manifestation in earth the original blue print God has designed them to be, a part of His kingdom building. 'Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:" [ 1 Peter 1:6‭-‬7 ] If you can come to knowledge that every trial given; is a death process to self, in other for more of God's life to be birthed in you, making of much relevance in eternity then, you'll find joy in it. In eternity, value is measured in life, how much life you birth or harness through your obedience to live faithfully through death, not only in trials, but also to self, Journeying deeper in God and walking in your ordination according to His will, will determine your placing in eternity. Your will, righteousness to be faithful in perseverance, building yourself in spirit during trials, will determine your walk with God. Remember, not specific people are called, we all are predestined by God. How far you walk in God will determine if you'll be called by God. Will you walk far in the world and less in God? It is your inability to willingly walk the path of death and use every trial as a means to draw much closer to God that'll hinder you from walking the path of your ordination. If you know this then, not only in trials, but at all times, you'll spend time with God, and pray for His will to be done in you, being ready to be used by Him. Now that you're adopted as children, trials will come as hard food substance for your spiritual growth in Christ Jesus. It won't last, just as you eat your daily meals at consecutive Interval of shorts minutes, so also, your trails will be. However, still, we should do well to take time in finishing our meals, to gain the necessary nutrients to grow into maturity, and not whiling away time in one meal all because you don't have the appetite for it. In other words; we should be faithful in times of trial and use it as an opportunity to draw even more closer to God in His word and in prayers, so He shall reveal unto us our true purpose as sons. It's time we grow from children who think only of earthly things and then, sons; who think of only of that which is of the Father. Many don't like the path of death whenever the holy spirit speaks about it or even whispering it to their heart. And so, we have many preaching against it, neglecting the truth, that through death glory is revealed. If your life does not translate to eternity, if whatever you do end in the realm of time, then your life has been a waste. All the trials you neglected to build your relationship with God, were actually designed to restore you back to your original place In God as you live for Him as a sacrifice in the realm of time through that all which He has given you.
  21. As the holy spirit draws our heart and immerses into God's word, we'll trust Him to interpret this in our hearts. Now, I don't know much about banking, do bear with me. There came a bank staff who came to work like every other day. He was an exceptional staff and all exceptional staff had special keys. He got to work not knowing that would be the last. He got in, did a few transactions and while he was about leaving, he wanted to see the manager, but no one was allowed to. He dropped His key, took a fresh box where he kept all his important stuff and was leaving when suddenly a lady came and questioned him of this; " Hope you're not carrying anything in that box that'll be traceable?" He looked in with boldness and said, "no." While He was about leaving, another lady rushed at him saying, " where can i get that box?" Ofcourse he showed it to her. However, strangely, most of the boxes are crumpled, apart from a few. She picked a box and then, was about leaving. When suddenly, she was stopped by that lady restricting her from going beyond the security door for trying to take with her something traceable. Meanwhile, the exceptional staff has gone out successfully, he took with him his box, and went outside without the security man saying nothing. While he went out, He saw the manager came from an entrance no one enters. And so, he said to himself, " so this is where you came from!" He went on, shook the hand of the manager, but the manager said nothing. Then he got into His car and eventually drove off. That was the end of the banking career for that exceptional staff. He was relieved off duty and congratulated by the manager. While the other lady, and staffs were left behind for extra working hours with no pay, until the manager gets back. A time is coming where many would want to leave the bank, but won't be able to, because sometimes traceable was found in their possession. Will you be amongst those bank staff who would be found wanting for taking with them something traceable? you much search yourself very well even if you do find yourself to be a good employee. Some will leave the bank with nothing traceable, but empty handed or crumpled boxes, a few will drop their keys and leave with fresh boxes of valuable documents. Which one will you be? Will you be locked in for overtime or will you be let out? will you be let out and go empty handed? Or will you be let out and shake the hand of the manager? What is it that belong to the bank you're still holding unto? You know you can't take it with you out of the bank, you can't get through that door without being found out. And those who won't, how long will you continue wasting away your working hours in the bank for unnecessary and unprofitable activities? What is that you do that takes your working hours? What are your excuses to keep your self comfy while others are laboring? All workers are called to work in the bank with little break or no break. Know that you'll be paid according to your working hours and with that payment you'll live the rest of the future never to work anymore for a good pay. The time is nigh, when the working hours will be over. That time is nigh, it's nigh. It is over already, but at least you can gather a little pay before the manager leaves the bank. Let's ask the holy spirit to search us of any traceable, and of anything that has made us irrelevant and lazy staffs. Working an overtime in harsh working conditions with no pay when the manger is gone is something terrible you wouldn't want.
  22. Our eternal building, do pardon me, I'll be writing little on this by the help of the holy spirit. When we talk eternal building, the first thing that comes to the mind of many is; " our heavenly mansion," well that's right, but still, it is not all completely right, there is more to heaven than mansions, even the heavenly mansions we talk about many won't have it or they'll have so little of lesser glory when they get to heaven, because they were living mainly for their flesh. That situation, that trial, God allowed you to go through was not for you to use Him and dump Him when the solution comes, it was a design by the spirit to cause you to cling even more and to walk in alignment with the holy ghost, so you can journey even deeper in God through your prayers of intimacy and the word in other for God to reveal His eternal purpose concerning you written before the dawn of creation, not for demanding bread. Many Christians seem to have failed here, and so they've lost greatly in eternity for living as a living sacrifice. Today, when many are faced with trials, they run to men of God in other for God to get rid of it, and surely He'll, but know that you've lost your purpose on earth already, if you keep aborting trials either through servants of God or your own way or if you keep dwelling on them without growing even more spiritually. We are God's building, in eternity everything is fixed, but in other for God to build His kingdom ( us ) in eternity, He had to place us in the realm of time to invest unto eternity. Our lives lived in sacrifice is what makes us part of God's eternal building. How much you sacrifice to die to flesh so you can be immersed in life " God's word," and also your consistent life of ceaseless prayers, not for bread but God's will, which is intimacy, will determine how much you'll be built in God's kingdom. [ 1 Corinthians 3:9] " For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building." [ 1 Peter 2:5 ] " you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." It's unfortunate how a great multitude of Christians seems to be ensnared in a deception by the evil one through the things of the world preoccupying them thereby hindering them from building in eternity, but rather in the flesh. We're God's building, and as we feed more on God's life ( His word ), when we pray the will of God ceaselessly, and more importantly incorporating a life of death for the advancement of God's kingdom, we then become an eternal building. How much do you die to self? How much do you spend to be renewed to become more glorious and of higher rankings in eternity? We all will not be the same in eternity, God is just and He'll reward everyone in accordance to how much life he lived through death. If you decide to live like a foolish virgin, if you decide to live a life of laziness, attending too much to the things if the world thereby giving little of your lifetime to God, then your eternal building, will be of little value or of no value at all. Paul would say; [ 2 Corinthians 4:16‭-‬18 ] " For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." Many Christians don't want to adopt the way of death. Nevertheless, you should know the word and prayers are merely the basis every child of God should live on in other to built in eternity, they are just the basis that ushers us and also continues to propel us as we die daily to self for life and authority to be birthed, so that through our death, the kingdom of God shall be advanced and built, as we walk in our ordination predestined before the dawn of creation. We must see that beyond death at the cross lies not only salvation but also a death to self which births the glory of God in our inner man, making us functionaries of the kingdom in other to walk our eternity purpose on earth. If you stop at salvation at the cross, if live a life to gain only from Jesus but not what you can do for Him, then you're a selfishness Christian. There is more to beheld, a death to self to meet the need of God, the advance of his kingdom. In that realm of eternity, you'll find men of different glory, men in greater dimensions of glory, and a great multitude at the lowest rankings of lesser glory, because they were too busy focused on the world, what to eat and drink, and less on spiritual affairs and of the kingdom. Many fail to recognize, that the devil has many strategies. If he fails to pull you to sin, he'll try to engross you in worldliness, eating away your time, making you focus more on flesh, and then you begin to pray less, spend less time in God's word, let's not even get to forsaking all to live as a sacrifice, walking in the ordination God has sent you here on earth for. When you venture into eternity, then you'll realize at the judgement, you've wasted your life on Earth. Earth is a realm of time and time is a factor of investment unto eternity, I'm sorry I'm telling you this now that it's already too late, but I've been saying it times without number. Men will be judged, ( not sinners ) in accordance to how we lived we harnessed for the kingdom through death. Will you be judged in your selfishness to die the flesh, will you be judged in your prayerlessness, word life, fruits of the spirit, whatever aspect. Then you'll know that all we do while in the flesh has an effect in God's Kingdom, you'll know that your prayerlessness was what resulted in a decline in what God wanted to achieve in his kingdom, even if you fail to achieve it, He'll give your minas to someone else and achieve it. Then, also you'll know that Christians still fight against the kingdom of God by failing to fight for the kingdom and so Jesus said; [ Matthew 24:48-51 ] " But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." " That evil servant " is not a sinner, he's a Christian living only for himself. And also " the place of weeping and gnashing if teeth " isn't hell but rather a place of the lowest rankings in the kingdom of heaven. Your prayerlessness have resulted in the death of many God would have saved, but because you wanted to satisfy flesh and you think all we do is get to heaven and everybody will be rewarded same, get a rest and a mansion. Every child of God will enter into heaven, but not too many will be part of the new Jerusalem in heaven, not the one to descend on the new earth, but in Heaven, I'll leave you with that mystery. He that is wise will build with the little time he has, well it's too late already, times up already. You've always known you were to build, but you ignored the holy spirit, you pray only when there's problem, you don't pray the will of the Father, neither to you spend time in the word to be filled with His spirit so He can dominate your being and use you as He wills for His kingdom. You don't know this, because you purposely failed to know the realities of how the kingdom works. This was written not as a judgement, but to stir our hearts by the holy spirit to return back to were we've fallen. Know that this is not about you it is about a kingdom, God's kingdom, His government.
  23. I don't know how to begin this, because of how it was revealed by the grace of God through the holy spirit. I believe whatever God has revealed, He doesn't reveal for nothing, for when He sends His word, it doesn't comes back to Him void. I pray the hearts of those who the Lord has given this message will be unveiled to receive His spirit in Jesus name Amen. I was in a revelation when the Lord took me to hell, though I couldn't feel His presence, I knew He was there, but I wasn't concerned about it. I saw in the revelation as I watched from above, a busy high way and besides it was a rocky hill with a cave in it. This actually looked like cave but in the supernatural it was actually one of the gateways of hell. As the vehicles passed by, I saw demons waiting in ambush beside the road. I don't know how they did it, but they caused an accident, a car hit another luxurious car and there came those demons rushing in, with four red curtains they covered the scene and the body without anyone seeing what was going on. Then, they went away with the body covered in red clothing and just dumped it on the hill and went through hell's gate, no one was seeing this. This was when I knew it was one of hell's gate. Suddenly, I found myself drawn into this gate, and to my surprise when I ventured in, It was like a castle, an old dungeon actually, it was dark with dim lights coming from furnaces underneath the floor below. I had a tour guide actually, a demon, as we went through a narrow hallway, I could see demons in an inferno carrying out some sort of activities I don't quite understand in an. The tour guide then told me; " This section is where we get our raw materials and also power this dimension of hell." The narrow hall way led to a round hallway which we eventually came to a stop. Beyond this hallway there was another narrow hallway filled with darkness, and all around us were rooms which are really too claustrophobic for one to stay in. In each of these rooms I could see men in captivity, some in complete darkness, others in a dark room with dim lights, they were without clothing, clustered or alone, sitting or standing in that disgusting cell with their bodies covered in black goo. They weren't bound, but still couldn't leave. The floor around us was filled with some kind of disgusting, slimy, black fluid. It was so real, I could feel I was there. There came along, a talking snake. Not noticing I didn't come on my own, It then said to my your guide; " why did you bring only one." I picked up the snake, it was talking, it went on and on, then i said; " Why not go to earth and do it yourself." Then it called a great beast, the general of that section. And out came of the narrow hallway of darkness ahead of us, a giant beast having huge hooves like that of a bull. He came out of the dark, very huge and hefty, about 12 to 14 feet tall, he was muscular, he wore a combat clothing like those you'd see in mortal combat or ancient Japanese generals, he was wearing a helmet looking like that of a Shogun. I couldn't make out his appearance completely but he was a beast. The beast was mighty but he seems defeated already. Jesus was with me but I couldn't see Him, no one could. The beast sat down on a drum, and we began talking. Then I grabbed the head of the snake and something happened I'm not allowed to share. Suddenly, I saw in hell, one who was given a spirit of deception by the beast through the venom of the snake to make utterances and ensnare the hearts of men in deception. When he speaks, his mouth was filled with a strong fragrance. There appeared in hell men and women of the world, Christians, but not so in heart, but amongst them was one who was genuine, he was there, not in deception, but as a warning. There names were written in front of them, and whatever was spoken by whom was given the power, materialized in the are with great fragrance, the hearts of men were taken captive, I saw men influenced by this spirit of deception, they began complimenting women who dressed in the way of the world and they find it normal. As it was spoken by the spirit of deception, so they were ensnared. The spirit began singing worldly songs and men where ensnared in deception, giving glory to Satan as they sang along or accepted it. The atmosphere was filled with demonic fragrance and no matter how foolish or whatever meaningless this spirit does or utters, it doesn't matter to the deceived, they would scream in joy, pleasure and enthusiasm for such nonsense. However, amongst them was a young man who wasn't affected, and he was yelling at the top of this voice, telling the people they're being deceived, still they wouldn't pay any attention to him, because they've been dosed already. We eventually left the dungeon of hell. I suddenly find myself at home and I shouted name "Jesus," for I thought it was real, and that I would miss heaven for being possessed by a spirit. The revelation continue but this is where we'll stop. Then by the grace of God the holy spirit gave me insight on what was revealed. Hel is not all about fire as many thought it to be, sure all condemned will be judged in accordance to the gravity of their sin or in accordance to how much they walk with God and then lost their soul. There'll be torment in fire for sure, but also in diverse way. That aside, the place I was taken was a different dimension of hell, " a dungeon " without fire, where souls were kept, souls who've yet died and gone to hell, living in this world still, but in sin or in worldliness. Their souls were already in hell. The same way we children of God are already in heaven even as we walk the earth in earthen vessel. This was revealed by the holy spirit, because of many who claim to be Christians but not in heart. Mark 12:27 " And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him." You cannot have God and then dabble in worldliness, because His spirit won't allow it. 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." As we came to this section of hell were men were imprisoned in deception, it was revealed the major cause of lukewarmness in the church is worldliness, things that gives pleasure and comfort to the flesh, glorifying the devil and not God. There's no such thing as a child of God who repents now and falls again and continues the cycle, that's not being born of the spirit, that's a deception. I believe no one is ignorant of these, for there's no one who's ignorant of that which is not of God, no matter how it might be coated in deception. This is a plain revelation, it is not told just to share about hell, no, rather it was given by the Lord, that upon the revelation of this, anyone still having a divided heart who accepts these words of life with an open heart, that which is of the spirit of worldliness or that which is of darkness that has replaced the spirit of God in them will be unveiled. There'll be an unveiling of hearts, anything not of the spirit of God, be it in the way many dress, the pleasures of the flesh and the world that takes many away form God's presence, what they feed their heart with, whatever it is, the holy spirit will unveil. If I begin to list them out, it'll be of my flesh and so many won't be convicted by the holy spirit and so I trust Him that He'll have His way. What is that thing you're doing you first deliberated on at your first trial before you acted on it, that was the holy spirit speaking. Whatever were doing now, there was a deliberation in the spirit between light and darkness. What is that you're doing because the world does the same. Remember, before you began, the holy spirit once convicted your heart. No one is ignorant of that which he does that is not of God, no one. All you have to do is not kill the holy spirit again by disobedience when He comes with His convictions. He won't take it off you, you have to do it yourself, for He's spirit, all he does is unveils and then you have to obey and put of whatever worldliness or that which is not of God. Not much insight was given concerning t he revelation, but that doesn't matter, God's word is life and His written words are just carriers of that life. The beast has been defeated, the powers of hell has been placed under the feet of our Lord Jesus. If your ways still aren't right, and you choose, still to remain entangled, then such will be the most foolish decision for the last battle of the kingdom is over.
  24. The flesh is weak, it is weak always, but when you Journey too far in God, then you won't feel it's weakness. Do not lose guard therefore, for the very moment you do, you'll begin to realize the weakness of the flesh that pressures or automatically causes one to do evil through the death factor at work in the flesh by the spirit of darkness. Therefore, you must watch and pray, that is; you must wait, remain and dwell in God's presence always, in His word and in prayers and faithfulness to willingly live in obedience to God's word in spirit and in truth. It is by the spirit of God the flesh is subdued. And that's why we keep in the presence, to remain constant in the spirit and filled even more by the holy spirit else, you'll see the flesh overcome the will of the holy spirit. It is through God's word we are strengthened and by His spirit, the flesh is tamed and quickened to remain in God's presence. The weakness of the flesh, it hides ( subdued ) where the holy spirit prevails, that is; but becomes visible, dominant where the holy spirit begins to fade and depart. We must be filled constantly by the holy spirit. If you find yourself falling to sin at times or consumed by it, it's because, you do not willingly do enough for God's word to assist you by His spirit to subdue the flesh. We all have flesh corrupted and weak in sin and death. However, those who aren't tamed by the flesh live in the spirit, by the holy spirit, even though in the flesh. And so therefore, they cannot sin, because the weakness of the flesh has been swallowed up and put to death completely by the holy spirit through God's word. If you must walk in the spirit to subdue the flesh, you must constantly pray for hours and feed on God's daily. If you're not dosed by the holy spirit, the moment you step into flesh, the holy spirit in you begins to degenerate, how much you're filled or baptized in the holy ghost will determine how much the flesh will eat up to get to your heart. Anyone who falls into darkness, is not really dosed with the holy spirit, and so when the flesh begins to bore through his spiritual barrier, it gets to his heart in time. The holy spirit dwells in us and he also expands continuously as a spiritual barrier, you must pray and feed on the word to keep this barrier expanded else, it'll be you're own fault for falling into sin. Receiving Jesus is not enough, you must grow his spirit in you to fortify your heart. And as I said earlier, to do this, you must pray for hours and feed on God's life ( word ) daily. Any who refuses to spend more time in God than in the world, cannot be dosed by the holy spirit. Such casualty is seen in our world today at a greater scale in the confession people makes; " It's not possible to live without sin." Yes it is, by God's spirit, if you deny this, then you've made God a liar and have blasphemed the death of Jesus on the cross for the total salvation and restoration of man back to His original relationship with God. If you're reading this, and your heart is not yet configured by the holy spirit, now is the time to do so, else it'll be too late. You don't have much time than you think you do.
  25. There was a crippled man who was being delivered by Jesus. He has been delivered already, he knew, but still hesitated in getting up even though he was told to. He did eventually, in little doubts, but glory to God he did. So also is the state of many, it's unfortunate but I must say many have experienced Jesus many have met Jesus but still refuse to get up and walk with Him. These are those who are still willing entangled in the world and in sin. Just like the crippled man who knew he was crippled and is now delivered, so also many knows the state they're in, they know the state of their hearts, being divided of heart, but are still unwilling to get up and walk with Jesus, forsaking their crippled state of death caused by sin and worldliness. There's no man who has known or heard Jesus that's hasn't met judgement, you meet God's word, you meet Jesus, you meet Jesus, you've met judgement. You know that which you're doing is wrong if it's wrong that is, but still willingly allow the devil to keep you in deception by deceiving yourself everyone is handicapped. If then, you've blasphemed against Jesus as the healer. Like the crippled man, we all were born crippled, we all know we've been delivered, but just as there are many who have willingly gotten up by faith to walk with Jesus, so also there are a great multitude still willingly dwelling in their crippled state, because of the temporary, but rather dangerous benefits of a handicap. Jesus never delivered anyone unless such is willing by faith. He has delivered already and His deliverance is complete and perfect by His spirit ( blood ) through His word, you just need to willingly walk in Faith. Those who're still handicapped, you know your heart and you've been warned, away with the deception " everyone is as handicapped just as you are." That's a deception from the devil, get up and walk in Jesus name Amen. [ Revelation 22:10‭-‬12 ] " And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
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