Many people are searching for God through religion, carnal, research meditations, etc. But the fact of the matter is, if natural world rulers such as presidents, prime ministers, kings and so on have in place protocols that people must observe in order to have an audience with them, then it makes no sense whatsoever to think that God who is the Sovereign Supreme Ruler, The Invisible Immortal holy God of the universe does not have a protocol for accessing His presence. If no one in the natural world can simply barge into the White House or into number 10 Downing street and demand an audience with the president of USA or with the prime minister of UK who are mere mortal, how realistic can it be for anyone to think that he or she can just gatecrash into the presence of the Immortal God and demand an audience with Him without firstly observing or adhering to His protocol for accessing His presence?
God is a God of divine protocols. And no one can stumble on God or mistakenly discover Him through carnal research. God is an Invisible Spirit Being and unless He reveals Himself to us, there is absolutely no way of seeing Him, knowing Him or ending up in His presence. God's protocol is simple: Search for Him with a genuine heart and mind of humility and not with an arrogant mindset, confess your sins and repent from your sinful ways, believe in His Word, which is Christ, who as the only truth is life itself, and as proof of your believe in Christ, surrender your all to Him so that you can have His forgiveness and be made riaghteousness unto God through Christ (Matthew 6:33, John 1:1-14 & 14:6, Romans 10:9-13, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, 1 John 1:9).
God hates sin but love sinners (John 3:16). Therefore, a person that is full of sin cannot enter God's presence and indwell in His presence. The only way to enter His presence is if you are first washed from your sins through the blood of His unblemished Lamb, which is also Christ Jesus (John 1:29, Romans 3:20-31, Hebrews 9:22, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Colossians 1:12-17). As bizarre or meaningless this might all sound to you, it is God's protocol. And unless you adhere to it, you simply cannot enter into God's holy presence (John 14:6). Disagreeing or disbelieving God's protocol does not change the protocol or render invalid the enforcement powers attached to it. Just because you hate the laws relating to parking fines for instance does not mean you will be excused from paying it if you were to breach the parking rules. And just because you disagree with a ruler or you simply can't wait to meet with them face to face, so you can give a piece of your mind does not mean you can simply toddle off to the governing headquarters and insist they bring out the ruler so you can give a piece of your mind. The only thing that a person stands to achieve in such circumstances is an arrest as an intruder. And the fact of the matter is if the only thing a person stands to achieve by non-adherence to human protocols is an arrest, then it is completely delusional to think that you can simply gatecrash into God's heavenly kingdom without being subject to immediate arrest by His heavenly security soldiers, (the archangels, the Cherub and living host of angels), and be thrown back immediately into the deepest part of spiritual prison, known as hell.
God's Cherub, His archangels and His host of angelic army are no respecter of men. They cannot be bribed with anything and they do not take lightly to acts of rebellion against God. The very first angel to rebel against God known as lucifer aka the devil and satan, met with a fierce resistance from God's loyal army of angels led by the archangel Michael (Revelation 12:7-13). Satan was shamefully defeated and as punishment for his act of rebellion, he was stripped of all glory and him and his rebellious angelic gangs were sentenced to eternal death damnation by the Almighty God. The key benefit that we stand to gain eternally by obeying God's laws and rules of engagement is eternal life of peace, rest and joy. Acts of rebellion and disobedience against God does not profit any soul. Rebellion against God is a crime of spiritual treason against His righteous and holy order. The judgment precedence set by God for rebellion against His holy order as evident through His judgement on lucifer, is basically death penalty and total disinheritance. Therefore, any human being who follows the path of lucifer and rebel against God's holy order runs the risk of becoming a permanent partaker of the eternal damnation of death that is upon satan's head.
God wants us to have eternal life and not eternal death (John 3:16). God does not want the death of a sinner but for the sinner to repent and be saved (2 Peter 3:9). And it is for this very reason that He wants us to repent from our sins, believe in Christ as His Word manifested, invite Him into our lives as His righteousness, so we can through Christ have His forgiveness, become transformed from our sinful nature into His righteous nature, and stand in line to inherit His everlasting kingdom of peace, rest and joy (Romans 8:14-17). God wants to have a peaceful eternal life relationship with us as our Creator. He wants us to respect and honour His ways even if it does not make any natural sense to us. God as the Creator and divine Ruler of the universe is all-wise and all-knowing. His ways are not unjust. And our only means of ending up with a just end result is by abiding with His divine ways (Isaiah 55:8-11). God as our Maker wants us to enter His kingdom and not be denied access by His host of angels. However, the only way His security hosts of angels will usher you in and not fiercely prevent you from entering is if you observe God's supernaturalism protocol, become super-naturalised through the blood of Jesus so you can be granted His heavenly citizenship passport in form of the mark of Christ and through Christ, become reconciled to the Holy Spirit of God to indwell in His presence as a living soul (Romans 5:1-5, Ephesians 2:8-15).
God is a God of principles. And nothing outside of His principles can ever work. Therefore, no religion ideology, chantings, carnal meditations, your own beliefs of right and wrong or so called good works of charity can enable you attain God's divine righteousness and get you into His presence. The only way you can ever enter into God's presence and have an audience with Him is through the one and only door, which is Christ Jesus (John 10:9). This is God's protocol. Whether or not you hate it, disbelieve it or couldn't care less about it, does not invalidate the protocol. The truth cannot become a lie just because it is unpopular with mankind and lies cannot become the truth just because it is popular with mankind. God's protocol stands and as His creation, you are subject to it, and you will be held accountable for not observing or adhering to it no matter your feelings or objections to it.
God is life itself. Therefore, outside of God none is truly alive. Therefore, do your soul a favour, obey God's protocol, accept Jesus Christ as your personal LORD and Saviour so that you can be eternally saved from the oppressing, depressing, soul compressing heavy laden of death (Matthew 11:28-30, Acts 4:12). Choose today to follow Jesus Christ. He is the only pathway to God. And it is only by following Him as God's line of divine protocol that you can avoid the penalty for not adherence, which is eternal death (Romans 6:23).
Believe it or not, God loves you dearly and He wants you to have eternal life (John 3:16). Obey God's divine protocol and receive Christ Jesus into your life today! He is God's gift of eternal life for your soul (Romans 6:23). And it is only by surrendering your all to Him that you can be assured of eternal life of peace, rest and joy in the everlasting kingdom of God (1 John:2-24-25).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.