" For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
~ 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
God is a covenant making and covenant keeping God. God created us to eternally partake in His blessed dominion authority provided we remain in blood covenant relationship with Him as our Father and Creator (Genesis 1:26-28). Man became disengaged from God's dominion covenant of blessings and ended up entangled in a mystery babylonian covenant of sinfulness following the fall of the first man Adam into sins (Genesis Chapter 3, Romans 3:20-31). The covenant of sins placed man under a curse of death, which is judgement for sins. And to release mankind from the curse of death and restore us back again to His dominion blessings, God made His Word, which is His power of creation flesh in the form of the Person of Christ (John 1:1-14). Through Christ as God's Word of creation revealed, we are once again able to enter and remain in living partnership covenant relationship with God. The blessed partnership covenant agreement we are privy to enter into with God through Christ is not for the sake of building our own worldly empire. It is for the sake of manifesting God's kingdom love for man on earth through preaching Christ as the only means of attaining salvation from sins and redemption from death (Acts 4:12). And when we fulfil our bit of the covenant agreement in the natural by sowing the seed of God's Word into souls, in the form of preaching Christ as man's only Saviour and Messiah, God fulfils His part in the supernatural by watering our seeds in the souls that we have planted it in to ensure it produces His pre-ordained plenteous harvest.
The message of salvation and redemption through Christ as power of salvation is the key to activating and sustaining our faith in God (Romans1:16-17, 10:17). And it is precisely for this reason that the devils of this world inundates a genuine preacher of righteousness with all kinds of trials in order to discourage him or her from focusing on preaching the true Word of God to the lost souls of the world. Satan as chief of the devils does not only inundate the true elect of God with trials for the sake of discouraging them from preaching Christ as the truth, but he has also appointed his own ministers of sinfulness and worldliness whom he constantly showcase and masquerades to appear as preachers of righteousness. Worldly centred messages are diversion tactics used by Satan to ensure the focus, attention and desires of man remains continually fixed on the perishable things of his counterfeit worldly kingdom and not on the imperishable things of God's kingdom. The world is temporary but God's kingdom is eternal. Therefore, by focusing the human mind on the world, which is temporary, Satan not only seeks to prevent man from receiving God's eternal life covenant kingdom promises, but also seeks to ensure that man perishes with him eternally when God draws the final curtain on the world and destroys Satan's counterfeit world kingdom with brimstones of fire (Revelation 20:12-15).
Satan's end times pyramid Egypt formulae economic system is specifically designed to ensure that the human mind remains focused on natural world survival and not on our soul survival. Satan takes evil advantage of the ongoing financial struggles suffered by man under his Egypt formulae financial system and uses it as means of diverting human attention away from hearing and embracing the true message of salvation and redemption through Christ. Unfortunately, due to the human desperation for financial breakthroughs in the end times spiritual Egypt babylonian world, Satan has managed to place several souls firmly under the spell of his repeated lies. The eyes of many have become covered with thick dark spiritual veil. And several have become addicted to only listening to so called preachers who ministers worldliness and promises of big financial payouts supposedly from God in exchange for the sowing of so called 'seeds of faith'.
Whilst I am fully convinced that God wants us to live in abundance and that He can enrich us on this earth beyond our wildest dreams, it is important that we do what the Bible says and seek first God's kingdom and trust in Him to add unto us all other things that He deems fit for us to have in our temporary world existence (Matthew6:33). It is essential that we by all means avoid making the grave mistake of prioritising having the perishable things of this world over and above the imperishable things that awaits us eternally in the kingdom of God. In order for us to sustain our lively hope and assurances of inheriting God's eternal life kingdom, the substance of our faith must continually remain centred on God's eternal life promises for our souls. Our utmost focus and desire in all situation and circumstances must always be to have and sustain our covenant relationship with God and not on the temporary things of this world. It is only by prioritising our relationship with God over and above everything else, that we will avoid becoming stagnated from spiritual locomotion due to worldly disappointments.
God sees all that is going on in the world. He knows just how desperately wicked the devils are and He sees our daily struggles. He is mighty to save and deliver us from all the evil pranks of the devil. He is able to supply all our needs according to His riches and glory in Christ. He is able to sustain us in all the seasons of our lives. He is able to nourish us in the drought season and ensure that we blossom in winter. He is able to make a way for us where there seem to be none. He is able to make the impossible possible for us to achieve. He is our light and shield. He is all we need to remain more than conquerors in all situations and circumstances. He can do exceedingly and abundantly much more than we can ever expect from Him. In all things He remains now and forever the All in all. And as long as we love Him as the Word and not the world, He will in one way or another continually supply our needs in this world and keep us in His covenant Will of eternal life inheritance.
The LORD as our Shepherd came from heaven to earth in the Person of Christ to make us permanent settlers of His everlasting dominion of green pastures (Psalm 23, Ezekiel 34:23-24). Christ as God's Spirit, blood and living water manifested in the flesh came from the invisible to the visible world to make us to be born again so that through our new birth in Him, we will be completely free from judgement of sin, which is death and united again with the Holy Spirit of God (John 3:3-8). In Christ, we are covenant sons of God and heirs to God's eternal life kingdom (John 1:12, 3:16). Through Christ as our Shepherd of life revealed, the devils cannot touch us and we cannot lack or be in want of our needs in any realms or dominion of our existence (John 10:10-11, Philippians 4:19). As adopted sons of God through Christ and heirs to God's kingdom, we remain exceedingly rich beyond the measure and quantification of man irrespective of our natural life financial situations and circumstances (Romans 8:14-17). And as long as we remain in Christ, no weapons of evil formed or fashioned against us by the wicked can ever prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
Faithful is the LORD who has saved us from death by the covenant blood of Christ and reconciled us to His Holy Spirit of life. Faithful is our God who has fully completed the work of our salvation through the Person of Christ even before we came to conscious knowledge of sins and knowledge of need of redemption from sins through Christ. God has not called us to love the world but to manifest His love for the lost souls of the world through our active and faithful service as His adopted sons through Christ. Let us therefore live and do all things in the assurances of our sonship identity in Christ. Let us in all seasons of our lives trust God our Father as His faithful sons. Let us continually fix our eyes on Christ who as the covenant Word of God revealed in the flesh has made us overcomers of the world in Him. Let us remain active believers of God's Word in all circumstances and trust that He will fully recompense us with eternal life of peace, rest and joy for all that we go through in this world.
God as our Redeemer by His graceful mercies has called us out of the world of darkness fear into His dominion of faith to witness and bear record and testimony of His demonstrated love for man through Christ. And God who by His mighty power delivered us from the evil covenant of this dark fallen world of sins and transported us into His marvellous light of life, which is Christ is able to always make a way for us where there seem to be no way (John 8:12, Colossians 1:12-13). In Christ, even though we are continually tried by the world, we are already by grace of God justified by the covenant blood of Christ and accepted by God as His beloved (Ephesians 1:2-6, Revelation 12:11). Christ as the Word of God revealed is the anchor of our souls. And by His anchor power and dominion authority, we cannot sink into the sea world of afflictions. In Christ we have overcome the world to the glory of God (John 16:33). And greater always is the Christ in us than the fallen angels Luciferian devils that are in the world who are judged already by God and destined to eternally perish in the abyss lake of fire (2 Peter 2:4-9, 1John 4:4, Revelation20:12-15).
To God always be all the glory now and everlastingly. Amen.
" Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
~ 1 John 2:15-17
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.