WHAT IS FAITH?

Imagine this parallel. A car engine generates so much force and torque. When you start a car engine and fire it up, the engine revs and screams with so much power, but because the gear hasn’t been engaged, all that power does nothing to move the car forward, it just goes to make the engine scream.

To transmit the power of the engine into motion, the torque in the engine has to be channeled to the tyres through the gear wheels. We move the gear from ‘neutral’ into ‘drive’, then the power in the engine begins to act on the tyres, moving the car forward.

The gear of a car does exactly what faith does in a man. The Spirit of God is the engine of life, it generates or communicates the wisdom or knowledge of God comparable to the torque or power of a car engine. In prayer and meditation, we fire up this engine, it revs within us with so much power, but until we engage faith, all that power does nothing, no movement is recorded.

Faith is the gear of life, faith is, to give your being(thought, emotion, words and actions) to the wisdom and knowledge of God ministered in your spirit by the Spirit of God. To give your being, I mean releasing yourself to it. If it says walk on water, you step out unto the water without fear. If it says point your right finger to that man sitting in a wheel chair and say, “get up and come here”, you do it without arguing the man’s condition in your mind.

In God, seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing. So, we have the eyes of faith, and what we see with it is what is real. Yeah that’s right! When Jesus says that if your eyes be good, then your whole body will be full of light, He means that, if your faith is engaged to the right engine, which is the Spirit of God, and you are receiving the knowledge of God mixing it with faith, then that light shall saturate and be manifested through your life. The glory of God shall be seen upon you. You shall shine with the glory of God. The appearance of God shall be transmitted via your life. You shall be the visible manifestation of an invisible God, just as the performance of a car whose gear is engaged demonstrates the power of the engine within it.

Simply put, faith is acting like what you know about God is also true about you. AND YES, IT IS! You are made in His image.

Your life is so exciting. You’re blessed!

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WHAT ARE YOU EATING?

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.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU’RE EATING. STICK TO THE WORD DIET.

HOW TO PRACTICALLY OPERATE IN GOD’S SHOES (PT. 96)

We are seeking to understand the evil of double mindedness, how it is occasioned by what the scriptures refer to as ‘eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’. What really is the message of the biblical account of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, what is this tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and how does one eat of it? Now, there’s a tree, and what you eat from a tree are it’s fruits. So, this tree produces fruits that are ‘the knowledge of good’ and ‘the knowledge of evil’. It was these fruits that Adam and Eve ate.

We have talked about how darkness comes over people, how people get blinded spiritually through repetition, and the observation of this repetition by the senses. We saw how a cycle of knowledge intake, belief, actions and results ends up producing a mindset in people. A tree grows out of a seed, and then bears fruits, and within those fruits are seeds that contain all it takes to reproduce that same tree. Knowledge is seed, when it is planted in the heart, it germinates as belief, then it begins to produce actions, these actions make up the tree, and when this tree is fully mature, it produces results, and these results are fruits. Refer to the parable of the sower.

To understand what this tree of the knowledge of good and evil is, we need to understand what the scriptures mean by ‘good’ and ‘evil’ here. This is going to be difficult to explain, because the English language lacks adequate words to correctly denote these realities, however, we shall seek to understand them by means of examples and explanations. I pray the eyes of our understanding be enlightened to grasp this truth.

Before we delve into that explanation though, I will love you to ponder over something. While God was making the earth, haven gone beyond the level of conceiving creation(knowledge and belief), and come up to the level of working out what He had conceived(actions), scripture records that after each action, corresponding to a conceived reality in the mind of God, scripture would say, ‘and God saw that it was GOOD.’ Now, scripture says that in God, there is only ‘YES’, there is not a ‘NO’ in Him. His words are yea and amen. It is written that there is no variableness or shadow of turning in Him. Please ponder on that for now.

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

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HOW TO PRACTICALLY OPERATE IN GOD’S SHOES (PT. 82)

To ‘fear something’ is to be under the controlling influence of that ‘something,’ an influence born out of deep seated and active respect. It produces in the one, a complete trust in the ability and characteristics of that ‘something.’ When one fears ‘something,’ the things known about that ‘something,’ govern the affairs of the one’s life. As far as that ‘something’ which one fears is involved, one calculates the benefits of one’s dealings, the results or consequences of one’s actions, and the final outcome of one’s methods or ways based on the known attributes and workings of that ‘something.’

For example, let’s imagine a fifty storey building, with a porch on each floor, including the ground floor, and each overlooking the compound. Now, imagine you are afraid of heights, and you are going from floor to floor, checking out the porch on each floor. Because of your fear for heights, your entire behaviour when on the porch, as you go higher up the building, will keep changing with respect to what you know of heights, and what can happen with heights. How you move around on the porch, the closest you get to the edges, the degree of carefulness you excercise, how you look down the porch, your behaviour changes as you go higher up. This is what fear is, it is not a feeling, it is a governing system composed of knowledge and belief, which is strengthened more and more with each experience.

Remember our illustration of the two men, one swinging a rope with a dagger at one end and the other swinging a rope with something harmless at the other end? You realise that the movement of the objects at the end of the rope is governed by the movement of the men’s hands? And that the only reason why the objects were moving in agreement with the movement of the men’s hands is because of the rope connecting them? Don’t be told otherwise, each person is led in life by some knowledge and a set of beliefs based on that knowledge, if that knowledge is supplied by your physical senses, you are living in “the fear of death”, but if that knowledge is supplied by the truth, then you are living in “the fear of God.”
(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)

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HOW TO PRACTICALLY OPERATE IN GOD’S SHOES (PT. 43)

How do you build your faith so that your faith will remain strong all through the period between when you first begin to believe for something till the point at which you see it’s manifestation? How do you put yourself in that position of advantage where you pass the tests that your faith goes through, instead of your faith being snuffed out like a flame of candle light? What could Papa Abraham have done to not be weak in faith, retain his hope in a hopeless situation and eventually, against reason see the birth of his son by a wife that was way past child bearing age?

Yes, if we are like those whose heart are described as a stony ground, which when the word is planted in it, germinates and starts growing, then all of a sudden, when the adversities of life come, and the contradicting facts emerge, and what is “naturally realistic” and obtainable begin to attack the “seemingly unrealistic” nature of the reality of faith, then the growing word is killed by these things. If we are like that, the scripture tells us that our strength is small, our faith energy is weak. So, how do we build spiritual stamina?

Let’s begin by finding out what faith is made of. What is spiritual strength constituted of? It is knowledge. Spiritual strength is made up of spiritual knowledge. Remember that just in the same way a building is composed of cement blocks, reality is composed of “thought blocks” called words. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So we are talking about the thoughts(or will) of God formed into words, which we have in scripture. So faith comes or increases whenever we come into direct contact with the word of God.

“…the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32 NKJV)
Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 24:3-6 NKJV)
See you tomorrow.
YOU ARE CHRIST.

From 1 Timothy 1:3,4

As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith. (I Timothy 1:3, 4 NKJV)

The key to knowledge for man. Any man who has the privilege to teach the people of God must with all carefulness avoid corrupting the written truth of life as laid out in scripture. Such men must ensure that their teachings do not generate or foster understanding contrary to that intended by scripture.

They shouldn’t venture into any philosophical value mining of man-made stories told in order to explain life or certain aspects of it. Any need for answers to anything should be satisfied by the bible. Let these teachers and preachers get busy and search the scriptures so they can equip God’s children for life.

Let these teachers know that no good can come from tracing generations and lineages that never come to an origin. Natural descent cannot reveal anything final about anyone nor Christ himself since it cannot lead us to their life-source.

Such practices only create a sense of uncertainty in the hearts of men and unending series of questions that only take people farther and farther from walking in faith. They kill your faith and take away your right to live. It’s the same earth old deception that manifested in the garden of Eden.

The only way you can develop into a super-human, a god-man, an incarnation of Christ on earth is by faith. Faith in the un corrupted, properly understood and rightly practiced teachings of the bible.
O LORD COME SOON.