WHY THE GOOD VISIONS OF CHURCHES DIE A NATURAL DEATH.

Church leaders who teach their congregation that honour is money given, will end up in the end with the same disappointment God had with the old covenant. The old covenant was about material things, about physical observances. It didn’t get to the heart of those who practiced them, and so it failed to produce the life of God in people. These church leaders will end up having many ‘sons’ and ‘daughters’ who will give them money, but whose hearts will be very far from why the ministry was even born in the first place.

Some church leaders start out with a godly vision from God, and soon God sends people their way, sons and daughters who ought to inherit their vision and honour them by taking the vision to different spheres of society, and to higher levels. But when some church leaders begin to teach their people that honouring them as ‘fathers’ is the same as giving them financial gifts, these sons and daughters will imbibe this lie, and lose sight of what honour really means. Their greatest efforts will be to out give everyone else, because they want to honour the ‘father’.

That is how the godly vision dies. It becomes replaced with mammon. Isaac said to Esau, bring me venison such as I love, that my soul may bless you. You see, when church leaders make it clear to their congregation that the venison their soul loves, is money, that is what they will bring to them, money. Where a man’s treasure is, there will his heart be also. That is how the devil subtly reduces the ministry God committed into your hands to money, and most of you never even realise it.

Dear church leader, if the venison your heart loves is money, if money is what provokes the anointing on your life to fall upon your sons and daughters in the ministry, and not the actions and accomplishments of these sons and daughters in ways that express, increase and spread what God laid in your heart when you began, then Sir, Ma, you are raising children that will break your heart in the end, that is if you are still standing with God to even notice you have raised children that dishonour the memory of the thing that their father lived and is dying for.

May God open your eyes to see.

THE RULE OF LIFE.

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: (Hebrews 12:14 NKJV)

INTERPRETATION: Do not struggle with people in life, do not fight over anything, do not quarrel with people over what they want or believe, but don’t let yourself be influenced to go against what you believe in your own heart, because it is in following after what you believe, that the aspect of God which you are to reveal to humanity shall come into manifestation for all to see.

EXPLANATION: Peace is tranquility. It is a state of being without struggle, where the heart is not agitated over anything, it is a state of calmness and non-anxiety. To follow peace with all men, is to make sure that in all your dealing in life you make decisions that will maintain the above conditions in your own life, the scriptures says you should do that as much as it depends on you.
Holiness means to be self existent, to be internally ruled, which means to live a life that is governed by ones own innermost convictions. It is a life that doesn’t succumb to external conditions and agents. It is a life that flows out of ones heart as against a life that is conditioned by the things that ones senses perceive, including people’s opinions and expectations.
Scripture tells us that no man has ever seen God, that it is the Son who has revealed Him, which means that no eye sees God except when the Son, through His own life shows what the Father is like. And we also read from scripture that we are Jesus’ brethren, that He is the first born among many brethren, which means we are like Him. Scripture says creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God; us, to show more and more of the unseen aspects of God.

So, when scripture says that we should follow peace with all men, and goes ahead immediately to talk about holiness, without which no eye shall see God, it is telling us that, even though we are not to fight over anything with people, yet we must not let anybody keep us from following what God has impressed upon our hearts, because it is when we follow through on those things, that people can see Him for real.

HOW TO PRACTICALLY OPERATE IN GOD’S SHOES (PT. 101)

People get to that point in life where they judge possibilities based on what is presently obtainable, or based on what has been known to work in the past. They get into that mode where they feel that what the state of things currently are, is the best that can be achieved, and they begin to put down and kill everything that threatens the present set-up of things. We see these sort of things in all aspects of life, from ‘religious’ set-ups to political and world orders. This is where people depend on the five senses for direction. This is what it means to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

The cause of this is the serpent; what is also called the deceitfulness of sin. Let’s remember that sin is not the act in itself, but the decision that produces the act, just as righteousness is not the act in itself, but the decision that produces it. So, just like Peter on the mount of transfiguration, human beings are easily tempted to make idols out of experiences where prophecies or the revelations of God in the hearts of people, or dreams and visions in people’s hearts are transfigured from the unseen into the seen reality. Those points where God shows a glimpse of Himself to the sons of men, are usually taken by men, and attempted to be made into an ‘image’ to which the identity of God is given. These are ‘high places’ in life, and people erect ‘images’ on them, and ‘bow’ their heads to these images.

This is how people eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And this is not restricted to just ‘high places’ in life, it is also applicable to ‘valleys’ in life. The tree of knowledge of good talks about the ‘high places’ but the tree of the knowledge of evil talks about the ‘valleys’. While people want to protect and preserve a ‘good’ experience forever, worshipping it as a god, they want to never have anything to do with an ‘evil’ experience ever again. An ‘evil’ experience here refers to something that didn’t work out as expected. In both cases, what people do, cuts them off from God, because both instances work with the senses and not the heart(spirit). Both instances create carnal people, which is enemity with God. ‘Real’ things flow from the heart, not the senses. Love, faith, hope and every other thing that branch out of them flow from the heart, not the senses.

YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS.

HOW TO PRACTICALLY OPERATE IN GOD’S SHOES (PT. 100)

When the scriptures say ‘eat’ in certain instances, like in the instance of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and eating the flesh of Jesus, it means the same thing as when it talks about ‘living by’, like in the instance of living by faith, or they that keep the law shall live by it.

So, when Jesus talks about eating His flesh, He means living by His flesh, which is living by the word, for Jesus is the word made flesh. And when the scripture talks about eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, it means living by the knowledge of what worked and what didn’t work in the past. So, assuming a person tried doing something, and it didn’t turn out as planned, which is ‘evil’. They become aware of what didn’t work, their actions being the tree that produced the knowledge of ‘evil’ which is the fruit of their actions in that particular situation.

Now, if they face a similar situation, or a situation that has something to do with that former experience, and if they approach this present situation with the conviction that what didn’t work the last time, will not work this time, or that what worked the last time will work this time as well, they are eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they are living by what they learnt through observation. And that kind of life gets you cut off from the life of God, you die, you become unable to see by faith what God wants to do, or is doing at the moment. For it is only by faith you can please God, which means, it is only by faith that one can walk in agreement with God to bring divine intentions into physical manifestation on earth. What pleases God is Christ, the manifestation of His word. For it is written, this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.

(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)

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FOR THEIR OWN SAKES, LEAVE THEM BEHIND.

When Jesus says, “where I go you cannot come now”, He really is saying that “what the will of God for my life demands of me right now, you will not want anything to do with it, but afterwards you will have to, and even do it willingly.”

You see, there are points we come to in our walk with God, at which we must leave father, mother, sisters and brothers, friends and even loved ones behind, otherwise we will disobey God. There are people in your life that will go only so far with you on your own personal life journey, you must have the boldness and courage to leave them behind when you come to that point beyond which they cannot come. Most people come to that point in their walk with God and stop, because of emotional bonds and sentiments, or for some other reasons like thinking they cannot do without those people, etc, and while they stop, God keeps moving and they are left behind. They stop because they are unable to leave these people behind and follow God where He is leading them. 

Jesus talked so much about this matter, of denying parents and children, of being forsaken by them, of being hated by them, of bringing enemity between them. Those were some of the hardest teachings of Christ, but those who go far with God in life, in whatever direction He leads them, are people who accept and live by these teachings. Don’t let people hold you back and keep you from following after God. LEAVE THEM BEHIND FOR NOW, THEY WILL FOLLOW YOU LATER. I am telling you the truth. 

When it happened, all of the disciples scattered from Jesus, and even denied Him. But afterwards, when He had performed the sign and wonder of rising from the death situation, they all came back to Him. People will desert and deny and do all sorts of things against you, just because they don’t want to be identified with you at a particular point in your walk with God, but don’t worry, leave them behind and keep following God. When you get to the promised land God is taking you to, they will all come back to you, it’s a fact.

And let me tell you something you don’t know. The reason why you have to leave them behind is not out of an “ok don’t worry, just wait and see what I’ll become, or an I will prove it to you kind of spirit” NOOO! The reason you will leave them behind is because you love them. You see, the promised land you are going to conquer, is for there own benefit, they will be the ones to benefit from it. Jesus died for the benefit of those who denied and rejected Him. That is love. I have left a lot of loved ones behind because of the place God is taking me to, even yesterday I had to leave another one of my closest friends behind. I have seen a future that will benefit them and their children, and that is more important than their smiles today. Look, following Christ is not talk, it is real and it is about love, real love not emotions and sentiments. So, let your concern be there good, not their smiling faces.
I love you.

CALL NO MAN ‘FATHER’!

Do not seek to become like any man on earth, no matter how good and wonderful that man is, if you do, you are making that man your idol, your god. Even Jesus never asked us to copy Him, only to follow His path to God. Call no man father! Your father is the source of your being, the original from which you were derived, the image you are being replicated into, no man but God meets that qualification, not even Jesus dared claim such a position, why should you bestow such on your pastor or man of God. BE VERY VERY CAREFUL FOR YOUR SOUL MY DEAR FRIEND!

DO NOT TAKE UNGODLY ADVANTAGE OF GRACE.

It is in the midst of the thickest darkness, that the brightest lights shine. But we cannot talk about these things in detail because of the possibility that we may be misunderstood, and said to encourage sinful practises. Paul just couldn’t help but speak a little about them, yet he sounded a loud warning about it. Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? GOD FORBID!

Many leaders who are unskilled in the word of truth have gone forth preaching a brand of the grace message that is nothing like what Paul taught, and by so doing they’ve increased lawlessness instead of grace. You cannot preach the correct message of grace if you do not understand the doctrine of the resurrection of Christ very well. Christ died with a lesser body, and rose up with a more glorified body, the former temple gave way for the latter, and the glory of the later was more than that of the former. When grace acts on you, it leaves you better.

Grace teaches, grace is the release of actionable wisdom in times of absolute darkness, or situations of death. What Paul was saying is that, when we find ourselves in a mistake, or a hopeless situation brought about by our own sins, and don’t know what to do, or run out of options, even lawful options, the grace of God, which teaches, comes to our rescue, and shows us a way out, a way we never knew before, elevating us to a higher level of spiritual consciousness in the process. That statement, “that grace may abound” actually says “that good may come.” That is why when people try things in life and then make mistakes, they tend to learn and grow more than those who want to get everything right the first time.

However, Paul is concerned that some people may take ungodly advantage of this mystery, and start getting themselves consciously into mistakes and death situations, in order to gain wisdom and more knowledge about life through that. Paul warns us not to do that, we must always seek to do what is right at all times and in every situation, we must never willingly sin in order to tap into the mystery of grace. DON’T DO THAT! In the days of ignorance God forgives, but…

We must remember the scripture which talks about those who have been in bondage because of the fear of death, who have been held in bondage all their lives because of the fear of death. That is talking about people who have been kept from acting on the true desires in their hearts, good desires, dreams, visions born out of love and faith in God, because of the fear that they may try and fail and never accomplish it, or because of those who have tried such things in the past and failed, or because of those who made grievous mistakes and ended up badly, or maybe even because of their own former mistakes or sin which has left them without confidence or no reputation before people, etc.

You see, faith in Christ, the invocation of the truth that what God says does become what it is physically, that the word of God does manifest itself physically in this physical reality, releases the grace of God to you, sometimes it comes to you in an instant, sometimes it comes to you when you meditate on the word of God in your heart, but whenever it comes it teaches you what to do, and step by step it gets you from whatever pit you are in, no matter how dark or deep it is, to the top of the mountain where you shine forth the glory of God like Christ, again. So, grace doesn’t make you lawless, it only shows its superiority over the law, by getting you out of the law-prescribed consequences of your actions. It teaches you a higher law in the process, thereby maintaining order and justice, not condoning lawlessness.

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:2-4 ESV)