Archives for April 2020

    MAN IS A FREE MORAL AGENT?

    How true is the word, “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps” (Jer. 10:23).

     Again, “It is NOT of him that WILLS or of him that runs, but of GOD that shows mercy” (Rom. 9:16).

    Looking at the above scriptures, is man truly a free moral agent?

    Let’s consider the elements in that phrase viz;

    1. An AGENT is an actor, one who is able to act or perform.

    2. A FREE agent is one who can act as he pleases without any restraint of any kind placed upon him.

    3. A free MORAL agent is one who is free to act as he pleases and without any restraint on all moral issues, i.e. questions involving the qualities of right and wrong.

    My question then is this:

    Is that child free who is born in a communist land and in a godless home; who is told by its government and taught by its teachers that there is no God in heaven, and never knows even a verse of Scripture until that child is steeped in unbelief and infidelity?

    Can we really say such a child is a free moral agent?

    How free morally is such an individual?

    Is that child free who is born in the slums; the child of a harlot and a whoremonger; a child without a name no true identity, who grows up with the brand of shame upon his forehead wherever he goes, from the beginning; who grows up amidst vice, and never knows virtue until he or she is completely drunk in vice?

    Is such a child a FREE MORAL AGENT, free to act intelligently, as he chooses, upon all moral questions?

    Was it by your choice, you were born by your parents or even the country you are born into?

    How accurate is this brand of theology. Why haven’t we ever given it a second thought or get a balance in it?

    You may be right that man is a free moral agent!

    But am just wondering how far this is truth.

    Just thinking about our theology sometimes as to what everyone has come to believe in, without a second thought. #JustAThought!

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    ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, 666? CALM YOUR NERVES – PART 1

    Luke.21

    25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

    26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

    The above statement was primarily made by Jesus to his disciples in their days because of the happenings then. The point I want to make clear here, is the fact that you might have a heart attached by looking and observing  the things that are going on today , right from the signing of the document of the one world religion, the Corona virus pandemic, the Bill Gate G5, the enforcement of corona virus vaccine in Denmark etc etc. I write to say calm your nerves people!.

    So will there be a one world Government?

    Is the corona virus a sign of the end time?

    Is the stay at home an indication of that, because you now work from home and so the implementation of  their agendas of the A.I, (Artificial Intelligence)? Are all these to birth the coming of the Antichrist? And on and on?

    Again I say save your nerves.

    Quarantine

    Let me start with the, stay at home. Which is actually a quarantine procedure to prevent and curb the spread of the diseases?

    Is this a new thing?

    Whatever happens to lepers in the Bible? e.g the four lepers by the gate

    2kings 7: 3 ¶ And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

    Why were they by the gate? They were self-quarantined.

    What of Miriam when they spoke against Moses, and the lord afflicted her with Leprosy,

    Nu 12:10..15 ¶ And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous… And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again” 

    That was quarantine right?

    God asked Israel to quarantine themselves when he sent trouble on the land, like in Egypt and Babylon.

    Isa.26: 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over past.

    21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain”

    All these have nothing to do with the end of the world or an Anti-Christ rising therefore it’s a sign.

    To self-quarantine is the method God has ever used to save his people from the spread of dangerous diseases and troubles.

     Friends, rest your nerves.

    One world Government?

    For human government, the last one was the Roman Empire. Right from that time, God has never or will ever allow another one rise.

    We see this from the image of Nebuchadnezzar.

    Dan.2: 32 this image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

    33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

    34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

    35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.’

    Interpretation:

    Dan.2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

    45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure”

    Meaning, after the rise and fall of these kingdoms, of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and the last being the Roman Empire at which time Jesus was born.. God will set up his own kingdom,

     “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.”

    And that is why Christ was born at the time of the Roman Empire.

    And so in response to Pilate at the time of his judgment, Jesus said:

    John.18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?

    Jesus answered; Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”

    What truth was he referring to?

    The very prophecy of Daniel we just read. .Again the matter doesn’t end there, Daniel further said prophetically.

    Dan.7: 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion,(the beast that spoke great words, the very system of man) to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

    27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him”

    This is why Paul said:

    1Cor.6: 1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

    2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

    3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?

    So you see, the real one world Government is the kingdom of God operated by the Saints of the most High, the en-christ company of God’s people. Hence creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. No fear of an Antichrist. Rest your nerves.

    To be continued.

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    THE STREET OF GOLD? (REV.21:21) PART 1

    Now, I was in this flight to South Africa, this advert came up on the screen with the late Nelson Mandela wearing a golden ring on his left finger, and instantly I was reminded of how we have been taught even in my early days of the Christian faith of how the street of heaven is made of pure Gold and the only scripture we relied on for this belief till date is Rev.21:21.

    ”And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass”.

    Instantly, the question came to my mind as quicken by the spirit, can God use a perishable mineral to decorate the imperishable?

    If heaven is the eternal state of being, how come God is using the natural to decorate the eternal realm of existence?

    One really wonders sometimes what we teach, preach and believe in, in our faith.

    So if I may ask, what is Rev 21:21 talking about.

    Verse 10 of Rev 21 described for us what the whole chapter is all about….

    “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”

    It is all about the heavenly Jerusalem as opposed to the earthly Jerusalem.

    This is fully clarified in Gal. 4:22-26, where the two women of Hagar and Sarah are compared..

    24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

     25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

     26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”

    So, this heavenly Jerusalem is simply talking about a people, the New covenant people, Paul will further says…

    “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and church of the firstborn” (Heb.12:22-23)

    So essentially Rev.21 is not describing something up in the sky but a people redeemed of the Lord, the Lamb’s coming into manifestation on the earth.

    What then does the street of God mean?

    Again, the answer is found in the scriptures as we compare the Jerusalem of old in the Lamentation of Jeremiah. Look at it;

    Lam. 4:1 “How is the gold become dim! How is the most fine gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street;”

    What then is he saying, the prophet, was here contrasting the various effects and  the wretched circumstances of the Jewish nation then, as compared to when she was in a flourishing state of her affairs in former times.

    He first compared her state to the gold, (bhz zahab), which was the native gold from the mine, which, contrary to its glorious nature, has become dimmed, destroyed;

    Furthermore that even the fine, the sterling gold, (Mtk kethem,) that which was stamped to make it current, is changed or adulterated, so as to be no longer acceptable. Notice that, two golds were mentioned in the passage.

    And all these though, speaks of the temple was actually describing the fallen priests and apostate prophets.

    So you see that? It was a people!

    And when we talk of ‘The stones of the sanctuary’( vdq ynba abney kodesh), the holy stones; we are there talking about the Jewish godly men, who were even then the living stones of which God built his Church.

    Now, what did the Bible called believers today? “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” (1 Pet.2:5).

    So basically the Bible uses Gold to describe for us the Divine Nature of God. This is so because; the Ark that was made of shittim wood in the Most Holy Place was plated with pure Gold together with the Cherubim on top of the lid of the Ark.

    Therefore, man that is redeemed of God is clothed with his Divine Nature and so we read..

    “….Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” 2Pet 1:4.

    Therefore, when we read of the street of Gold in Rev. 21. We are simply describing the purity of the way and Nature of God that the redeemed man has come to possess and to walk in and with.

    Think of it, how could a whole city have just one street?

    And what makes up a city?

    It is several houses put together. 

    speaking  therefore of the several dwelling  places of God that he resides in by the spirit,  the believers. Eph2:20-22.

    When Jesus said He is THE WAY.. Another way of saying that is, HE IS THE STREET.

     He wasn’t talking of a literal street, for A WAY is only descriptive of the direction you follow to get to a destination.

    The street of pure Gold therefore is simply the purity of the Divine Nature of God that the Church, the Lamb’s wife has come to possess.

    Why? Because when a woman gets married to a man, she changes her surname and takes on the name, identity of the man. It has nothing to do with certain street up in the sky that we are going to be walking on when we gets to heaven. But rather it’s a state of being.

    The divine Nature of God now possessed by the redeemed of the lord.

    To be continued…

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    COV19-D IS NOT A SIGN

    This is where I get amazed when men get into eschatology, using Mathew 24 etc to threaten people about the end time.

    Which end time are you truly referring to?

    Which end is ending?

    When Jesus said Math 16:

     28  Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom”

    Who was he talking to?

    Are the disciples still alive?

    When he said

    Mat 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.”

    Who was he talking to?

    Are we in Jerusalem today?

    Why not we stay with that which the father has revealed to us instead of clinging on every happening around to be the sign of the end time.

    So now Jesus is coming soon because of the pandemic of coronavirus.

    My friend these things are NOT the sign of the end of the world neither are the sign of Christ coming.

    Stay in what the father has graced you with, and stop posting fear in the heart of people on facebook.

    If there is any evil pandemic like coronavirus as spoken by the scriptures, the Lord provided the solution to the believer in PS 91.

    Go deeper in God and get protected under the shadow (the glory emanating from under the wings of the cherubim on top of the Ark in the most holy place) and be protected.

    Bless you all, for there is the end of the no ending.

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    THE NEW CREATURE

    2Cor.5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:..”

    That’s what the word says. The NEW CREATURE, is the man that is IN CHRIST, not just the man that has Christ in him.

    Christ in you is the hope of glory.

    So what’s the difference?

    If Christ is in you, men will see you first. But if you are in Christ, Christ is seen first when we look at you.

    So the truth is, the New Creature are men that reveal and manifest Christ wherever they are.

    Their life is a message all by itself.

    The best way to explain this is like Christ said “if you have seen me you have seen the father”

    Meaning the invisible God is made manifest by the man Jesus. Even so, the New Creature is the invisible Christ made manifest by man.

    In summary, if you have water in a bottle and you drop the bottled water in an ocean. You have the water in the bottle and the bottle in the water .That’s the New Creature.

    When men look at you, what do they see?

    Can people merely looking at you find the Christ?

    Just as he is the way to the father, we are also the way to the Christ and then to the father.

    Again this is the man as the express image and glory of God in Christ.

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