Archives for February 2019

    A THOUGHT ON SPIRITUAL FATHERING

    Who truly is a spiritual father, now that we have the emergence of so many. How do we identify a true spiritual father?

    Of Timothy we are told –2Tim.1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.)

    Meaning it wasn’t Paul that brought Timothy to faith, but he only circumcised him.

    Of Hezekiah we read – 2Chron.29:1 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old,

    2And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done.)

    But we know that his father was Ahaz,(an idolatrous king),he was the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah. But here we are told David was his father.

    so then how did David became his father? just like Paul becoming Timothy’s father.

    Could it be that true fathering is the one that opens you up to the true will of God for your life ? I mean could it be the man that truly opens up the scriptures to your understanding, and guiding you on the way you should go ?

    Could it be the man that weaned you away from religiosity to true Christianity, and so identifying your sonship in Christ ? Who is a true spiritual father. ?

    Am still wondering how David became Hezekiah’s father. For we do know that Ahaz was his biological father .

    We have so many laying claim to this Grace today .

    But how do we truly identify a true spiritual father.

    Just as so many are lost because of its abuse and rejection.

    But if Paul will call Timothy my son, I don’t know what Timothy will refer to Paul, my course mate Paul ?

    Oh no, it must be my brother Paul for we are all brethren in the Lord , Yes!

    just pondering!

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    THE CROSS

    “Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”.

    The cross was regarded as the appropriate punishment of the most infamous of mankind, such as for thieves ,robbers etc just as gallows , and every other instrument of execution is today.

    But after Jesus used it, we now think of the “cross,” not as of the multitude of slaves, and robbers, and thieves, and rebels, who have died on it, but rather of the one great victim (Jesus) whose death has ennobled, digninified even changed the true meaning of this instrument of torture, and he encircled it with a halo of glory.

    So Jesus brought glory to the cross, now people use it all over as a symbol of ornamentation and beauty. Decorating themselves and the alters of worship, no more an instrument of shame.

    Don’t you think embracing the cross can also bring such glory to your life?

    Don’t you think you can be honoured with the cross of Jesus?

    Meaning, that all your shame of any sort was and can be taken away on and by the cross.

    He has come to dignify you and yours forever removing from you all that can and will ever bring shame to you. The power of the cross?

    You can’t look down on it no matter your spiritual or apostolic enlightenment.

    Whatever glory you have attained to today, whether you be the highest Apostle in the land . You are just basking under the influence of the cross.

    Yes the cross is what it is, Freedom from spiritual and mental slavery . I love the cross of Jesus with the halo that speaks of a renewed mind, for that is what the crown of thorns represented. For just as his strips you were healed, and received peace in your soul by his chastisement, even so is your Adamic mind healed by the thorns on his head.

    Now you have the mind of Christ through the cross . Praise the Lord.

    Just pondering.

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    TURNING WATER TO WINE

    In John 2: 6-8, Jesus turned water to wine, speaking of joy and happiness in the Holy Spirit.

    In contrast with the ministry of Moses, he turned water into blood as a sign of God’s judgment (Ex 7:14-24),

    Jesus brings joy and Moses the ministry of condemnation and judgment.

    Where do we belong in our ministrations, are we turning water, (the word of God) into wine for the joy of God’s people as Ambassadors of reconciliation, or turning water to judgment and condemnation, terrorizing people to serve God and not out of love ?

    Are we in the ministry of Moses or that of Jesus? If you are for Jesus , then please turn water to wine.

    It’s a new Day of joy in our Saviour. Let out the glad tidings of the finished work of Christ.

    Stop promoting the devil in your ministrations as if the sacrifice of Jesus is on vain.

    We are asked to cast out devils and not to honour, plead or conduct interview with them .

    Making the devil more powerful than Jesus ,and so creating fear in the people in other for them to believe and honour our ministry is turning water into blood.

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    THE THREE MOST DANGEROUS ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST

    Col.2 :8 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

    Philosophy; being the Greeks concept of things and life. It’s simply values as defined by reasoning and approving that which is acceptable to man outside of the dictates of the finished work of Christ. It is the wisdom of man outside of the wisdom of God which is Christ. (1 Cor.1:24)

    Tradition of Elders; Jewish concepts of morals and values beyond and outside of the laws of Moses as upheld by the Scribes and Pharisees .This is man’s concept of prescriptive religious rules and dogmas, instead of sticking with the values provided by and through the Cross.

    Rudiments of the world; The diehard religious man that defines life based on the laws of Moses, the old testament without giving definition and finding values of the law through the Cross of Christ as being the fulfillment of the law. This is the life lived outside of the grace of God, through man’s attempt to live life based on esoteric and metaphysical principles as laid down by ancient religious gurus in societies and not after the Christ.

    So, in the words of Paul who has walked through all these enemies of the Cross with religious zeal. He said ,

    “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Gal. 2:20.

    Nothing therefore in life can suffice to meet the demands of Godliness other than the life of Christ, the son of God within us.

    Life is from within friends!

    For Christ truly is ourLives

    Col.3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

    4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”

    Anything external is religion and can’t do the job.

    Let’s seek him from within that’s where he is .

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