Pastor Olabisi

Pastor Olabisi

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.

27.06.2015

The wiles of the devil - The Crisis Agenda

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As a champion in Christ, the devils will immensely try you in this world and you will indeed face daunting overwhelming challenges

For the fact that you are called to bear witness and daily testify to the effectual working of the excellency of God's power, you will indeed be truly tried and tested in this world.

The world will hate you because God loves you and you are the apple of His eyes

You will be labeled a hater because you are a lover of righteousness

You will be persecuted by the world because you are a passionate believer of truth

You will be made to appear as a fool because you operate in the knowledge and wisdom of God

The devil will try hard to convince you that you are a nobody because he knows that you are in fact an extremely important somebody in the body of Christ

You will be made to feel insignificant simply because you are significant in Christ

You will be made to appear as if you are permanently disqualified from ever having success in this world because you are already qualified by God to have and enjoy eternal life success as a born again living soul in Christ Jesus

The devil will try hard to convince you that you are at a dead end because he knows that you are indeed operating in the resurrection power of Christ

For the fact that you are already triumphant in Christ, the world will relentlessly bombard you with trials left, right and centre, and you will face extreme tribulations in the world

As a born again new creature in Christ, the devils will endlessly target you with trials tactics and push you beyond the very limit of emotional sufferings in order to make you depart from the righteousness path of obedience towards God, and join the disobedience rebellious worldly gangs. They will unleash all their magic tricks on you, deploy all kinds of crisis strategies for the sake of crippling you from faith action, and they will desperately persecute you by any means possible in order to lure you away from the protective presence of God back into the world where you will be vulnerable and defenceless against their evil attacks.

But in all of these things, if you are in Christ, God the Almighty is on your side. And if God be on your side, all things intended by the devils for your evil can only work together for your good. Jesus Christ is the only LORD in all realms and dominion. As the only true LORD in all realms and dominion, He has already overcome the world. Therefore, be of a good cheer!

In order for your spirit man to become perfectly regenerated and for your soul to be in endless good pleasure for eternity, your flesh, which is the nature of sin must indeed suffer pain and completely die in this fallen world of sin. The pain and permanent decay of your flesh is necessary for the eternal goodness pleasure of your soul. In Christ, your soul is justified and no longer in darkness trials. Your flesh is tried because your spirit man is justified by God, and the trials of your flesh can only work together for the promotion of your spirit and for the perpetual increase of your spirit man in the goodness of the LORD. Therefore, count it indeed all joy that you are tried by the world for righteousness sake and not subject to the wrath of God for unrighteousness sake.

The LORD is the defence of the righteous and in His presence, your spirit man will always be in peace and can never fall into pieces. In your challenges you will increase in His heavenly endless glory championship qualities. Your test will continually work out a life changing, kingdom glorifying testimony. In the midst of your daunting natural trials, your spirit man is daily refined as gold and your soul is being renewed daily, and increasing in the good pleasure of the LORD. As your flesh daily disintegrate into nothing and decays in the midst of your testing situations, your spirit man is continually being transformed into the fulness of the likeness of the image of the living God. In Christ, you remain a winner in all circumstances. And because God's grace is on your side, you cannot suffer shame or disgrace. You are tried for His name sake, and in Christ, you will remain in your trials an overcomer by His graceful mercies to the glory of our living God.

The truth of the matter is, in Christ, your spirit man is always in the good pleasure of the LORD and not in crisis. Your soul is fortified by power of God and your spirit man is shielded and protected by His whole armour light of glory. Therefore, remain in good cheer, and don't fall for the wiles of the devil. The devil is nothing but a terrible stubborn loser, desperate liar and, a cunningly divisive deceiver. The reason why he is focusing all his attention on you is not because you are insignificant. But because he knows for a fact that you are loved by God, justified by His grace, significant in Christ and mandated by the power that is in the blood of justifications of Christ to be of a good success in all realms, dominion and dimensions from eternity to eternity.

As the redeemed in Christ, you remain in all natural situations supernaturally blessed, and highly favoured. You have through Christ become restored to God's dominion of light and have been made to be a shinning light in Christ who is the light of life. You are in Christ a citizen of God's heavenly supernatural kingdom, and a subject of His righteousness kingdom of eternal glory. You are no longer subject to the dominion of sin and darkness cannot comprehend or apprehend you. You are not under crisis but blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ! And in Christ, you have risen above all natural crisis situations, and you are full of His eternal success powers, dominion and authority.

Therefore, Arise! Shine in the light of His glory, throw caution to the wind, and still every stubborn crisis storm with the authority and power that is in the name of Christ. Decontaminate the atmospheric realms from demonic pollutions with the fragrance of your praise! Plague the enemy's camp with confusion with your faith proactive responses, and do not respond with the fear reactive responses the enemy clearly expected you to respond with by targeting you with his crisis divisive tactics. Keep firing and bombarding the enemy's camp by daily unleashing Holy Ghost consuming fire into their spiritual hiding places. Arise daily in prayer and praise, and be bold and confident in the fire power of God. Rejoice and be gladdened daily in your praise of the living God. Stay in your good watch, pray without ceasing and continually express the love of Christ through standing in the gap in prayers for the nations. Rise above crippling emotional crisis by surrendering your all daily to the LORDSHIP of Christ, and with the power of Christ keep reaching out and impacting lives with kingdom glorifying proactive sacrificial work of charity. Do not be ignorant of the wiles and devices of the devil. Live and operate daily by Godly discernment powers and do not make the mistake of falling for the wicked spiritual warfare tactics of the devils.

Keep on praising the LORD in the midst of your painful natural circumstances. Engulf the camp of the enemy daily with the burning furnace of consuming fire that flows from the riotous praise of a true worshipper of the living God, and do not cease firing with your praise and effectual prayers because of your natural life situations. Rise above worry daily with worship, And with your hallelujah praise, continually dismantle every stronghold walls attempting to stand in your spiritual pathway of progress. Keep marching forward to the finishing line and, don't look back. Focus daily on Christ the author and finisher of our faith. In Christ, no crisis mandate of the enemy can cripple or stagnate you from marching forward to the finishing line. If you are truly in Christ, God's goodness and mercies shall surely always rest and abide with you. And by His grace, all things are indeed working together for your good. Keep on marching on the path of His righteousness and don't get derailed because of the temporary trials that your face.

The devils are busy daily desperately persecuting you and bombarding you with trials to ensure you naturally suffer immensely because they know that God's eternal life rewards for your soul for remaining obedient towards Him and for persevering in the midst of your trials are indeed endless and immeasurable. Do not fall victim to Satan's wicked tactics and, forfeit your eternal life permanent rewards because of the temporary things of this fallen world of sinfulness. Keep persevering in the midst of it all of your trials for the sake of manifestations of glory of God in your life, and the eternal reward of goodness for your soul. The sufferings that you are undergoing in this temporary realm of time are indeed nothing compared to the permanent eternal life rewards that awaits you forever in the everlasting kingdom of the living God.

Shalom to all the genuine saints in Christ and wishing you a restful weekend in God's Holy Spirit presence.

Romans 8:18

"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

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20.05.2015

I Am Not Ashamed of The Gospel

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I have uncountable reasons as to why I am not ashamed of the Gospel. But my core reasons are mainly encapsulated in a nutshell in the following Biblical principles of salvation, which as the building blocks of true faith is indeed the message, which carries the power of salvation:

1. There is only one true God:

Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord."

2. This one true God revealed Himself in three Persons:

1 John 5:7-8 "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."

3. This one true God is the Creator of the heaven and earth:

Genesis 1:1-3 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."

4. God is a Spirit Being and as a Spirit Being, He made man in the likeness of His Image to be His living souls sons and, partakers of His everlasting Kingship dominion:

Genesis 1:26-28 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."

5. He made them male and female to be one flesh and called them both Adam:

Genesis 5:1-2 "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."

6. He forbade man from eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil:

Genesis 2:16-17 "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

7. This tree represents Satan the spirit of death, and chief gang leader of the fallen angels God banished from heaven due to their rebellion against Him:

Revelation 12:7-9 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

8. The tree of life in the Garden represents Christ. Christ as the light of life and anchor of our salvation is also the first light manifested in (Genesis 1:3).

9. Satan the evil fallen angel through the body of a serpent deceived man in the Garden to disobey God:

Genesis 3:1-5 "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

10. Man fell for Satan's lies, disobeyed God and died spiritually. The spirit is the main being so, the death of the spirit is indeed the death of man. Adam of course physically lived for a total of 930 years after his fall into sin. He had male and female children descendants but, his descendants from, which all human beings came from were all spiritually dead. Also, a thousand years equals one day in God's spiritual calendar. And neither Adam nor any of his descendants lived for a 1000 years after the fall into sin. Therefore, literarily, man indeed died both spiritually and physically on the day he sinned:

Romans 5:12-15 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many."

11. But God has preplanned for man to have deliverance from sins and redemption from death through His very own flesh and blood, which He has preordained to be our gift of salvation. This gift is Christ:

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

12. Sin is transgression against God. The penalty for sin under God's law is death of the soul, and once the soul dies the spirit becomes basically lifeless and will be occupied by dead treacherous demonic spirits. Death separated man from God and rendered man vulnerable to the control of evil spirits fallen angels headed by Satan. God hates sin but loves the sinner and does not wish for man's soul to perish forever. Therefore, to save man from the devastating effect of sin, God had to give us a life gift in the form of Christ. Christ came to fulfil the remission spiritual law, that is needed for the perfect atonement of our sins.

The remission law, which requires the shedding of the blood of a sinless holy Lamb is a law that must be fulfilled before sin can be placed in remission. God is a God of all nations. And sin had to go into remission before God can pour His Holy Spirit on the earth and enable both Jews and Gentiles to have a sinless relationship with Him:

Hebrews 9:22 "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission"

13. The true prophets of God notably the prophet Isaiah prophesied about Christ:

. His virgin birth

Isaiah 7:14-15 "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good."

. His Divine nature as the Godhead revealed in Person

Isaiah 9:6 . "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

. His suffering as propitiation for our sins and His crucifixion on the cross as a necessary action for the remission of sins:

Isaiah 53:1-5 . "Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant,- and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

14. These Old Testament prophecy about Christ was indeed fulfilled as prophesied:

Matthew 1:22-23- "Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."

15. God as Creator of all is Word of life and eternal dominion authority. To deliver us from sins and restore us back again into perfect relationship with His Holy Spirit, He manifested Himself in the Person of Christ:

John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

-John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

16. The Word was made flesh in form of Person of Christ to deliver us from the unrighteous nature of sin and redeem our souls permanently from death.

Christ as the Word came from heaven to earth as God's portal of reconciliation manifested in the flesh for the sake of bridging the gap of relationship between the visible man and the Invisible one true God. In essence, He came to the earth to reveal to us that at the heart of God's eternal royal kingdom mandate is God's divine Will to restore mankind back to the sonship dominion man lost in the fall of the first man Adam into sin. Man needed to have sonship dominion in order to have eternal life and inherit God's eternal life kingdom as His living souls sons. In order for man to be restored back to sonship dominion, man needed to be sinless through a new sinless birth. And the only way this can happen is if man experiences a new sinless birth through a heavenly Adam, that is born of a virgin and, representative of both God and Man in the flesh. Christ fulfilled God's heavenly restoration to sonship mandate for man in the following context:

As the Word: He is the incarnate God in the flesh (John 1:1-14).

. As New Adam Man: He is representative of the perfect sinless heavenly Adam Man that, God intended for us to be in order to have sonship status in His kingdom, and rest and abide with Him everlastingly as His royal blood seeds. As the new perfect Adam, He is the one and only heavenly Adam by which we can be born again in newness of nature and become adopted sons of God (John 3:3-7, 1 Corinthians 15:45-49, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21).

. As the only begotten Son of God: He is the only means by, which we can acquire sonship of God and avoid perishing forever in the slavery of sins (John 3:16-17).

. As Lamb of God: He is the perfect once and for all atonement remission Lamb sacrifice for our sins. And only if we are covered by His atonement blood can we acquire the right of access to God's presence and reconciliation with God's Holy Spirit. We can only become covered by the atonement blood of Christ when we genuinely repent from sins and accept Him as our personal LORD and Saviour (John 1:29, Romans 10:9-13).

. As Resurrection and life itself: He is man's only means of having redemption and resurrection from death and, through resurrection right to the tree of life and, eternal life in the everlasting kingdom of God (John 11:25-26)

17. Through Christ as God's Word of creation made flesh, we are able to become transformed from our sinful nature into the righteousness nature of God, by Christ as righteousness itself (Jeremiah 23:5-6, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21).

Romans 3:21-31 "But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."

18. Christ as the fulfiller of the remission law is the activator of dispensation of grace and the end to the dispensation of the law (Romans 10:1-4). Grace came through Christ and, by grace alone can we become totally redeemed and saved from the first Adamic man curse of death, that mankind acquiesced in due to the fall of the first man Adam into sin.

John 1:17 "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ."

19. Man in sin became slaves of sins and as slaves of sin, entered into a deadly covenant relationship with the fallen angels. Christ as the mediator of God's new covenant is a sinless mediator (Hebrews Chapter 8). And only through Christ can man attain permanent redemption from the deadly covenant relationship man became locked into following the sinful fall of the first man Adam. Christ as the Son is also man's only means of acquiring sonship of God. -

John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

20. Unless a spirit experiences a new birth in Christ who is the Living Water, the blood of atonement and the Spirit of God manifested as flesh, he or she cannot enter or see the kingdom of God.

John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

John 3:5-6 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

21. Those that are born again in Christ are living souls sons of God. And, as living souls sons of God, they are through Christ restored back to Godly dominion authority and able to operate in God's dominion authority power, and manifest His kingdom glory on earth.

John 1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name"

22. Through Christ Sonship dominion we are able to acquire Godly sonship reconcile to the Holy Spirit of God, and become in line to inherit His everlasting kingdom of eternal life:

Romans 8:14-17 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."

23. Christ as God's grace manifested to mankind is evidence of God's divine love for mankind.

John 15:13-14 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."

1 John 3:16 "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."

John 15:17-20 "These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also."

24. The world of flesh is pro sin and anti righteousness of God, which is Christ revealed. The world is basically an antichrist world. And as an antichrist world desperately persecutes the believers of Christ in order to deter them from spreading the Good News of Christ as the only Messiah of mankind (Acts 4:12). Christ is not only Saviour or Messiah for Jews but the Saviour and Messiah of the whole of mankind. Whosoever repents from sins, confesses Christ as LORD and Saviour and believes in who He truly is will be saved regardless of whether he or she is male or female or Jew or Gentile.

Romans 10:9-13 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

25. As believers of Christ we face persecutions in this fallen world of sin because the world hates Light, which is Christ but loves darkness, which is the devil (John 8:12). But through Christ we overcome all to the glory of God our heavenly Father.

John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

26. Our focus as the redeemed in Christ is not meant to be of this world but of the eternal kingdom of God of His New Heaven and Earth, which shall be revealed to the saints after time has server its entire purpose.

2 Peter 3:8-13 "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."

27. The old earth and heavens, and all the evil at the heart of it shall pass away. But the Word God, and His Word of truth and life endures forever:

Isaiah 40:8- "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."

28. Indeed great is the mystery of our God, who as Word created the universe and by His Word perfected is through His gift of grace in the Person of Christ:

1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

29. Many souls across the world in the generation of mankind have had to sacrifice their lives for the course of the Gospel so, that someone like me can come out of bondage of sin into the marvellous light of Christ. As a person that was born naturally into a Gentile nation, if not for the finished work of Christ, I had no means of knowing, that the covenant making and covenant keeping God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is also my Maker and God, let alone become in line to inherit His eternal life kingdom. Today, thanks to Jesus, I am a citizen of the spiritual holy Jerusalem city of God. My natural nation or gender makes no difference because in Christ, I am a born again new creature, and have become Abraham's seed, and heir of God's eternal life promises through the finished work of Christ Jesus:

Galatians 3:26-29 "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

30. God is worthy of all praises and thanksgiving.

Colossians 1:12-18 "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."

Thank You LORD Jesus. I give thanks and glory to You always for all that you have done to save me from consequences of sins and reconcile me back to the Holy Spirit of life.

Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."

31. As mysterious as all of these things might sound to an unbeliever, it is indeed the truth. And we need to keep preaching this truth in simplicity and it's rawness so, that lost souls of the world can see the need for repentance and also the need for giving their lives to Christ.

Romans 10:17 "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

Galatians 1:8-10 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ."

32. Jesus Christ remains now and forever the only truth and, only way to eternal life.

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

33. Who then is a liar?

1 John 2:22-25 "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life."

34. The unavoidable end of the chief liar Satan and his entourage of rebels as it is written in the Bible, the holy Scripture of God:

Revelation 20:12-15 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

35. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD

Revelation 22:10-17 "And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."

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11.05.2015

Are All Who Speaks In Tongues Disciples Of Christ?

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The evidence that you are a genuine disciple of Christ is not in your church title or ability to speak in tongues. It is in the fact that you are fully blood washed by the blood of Christ, your heart has been circumcised by the divine surgical sword Word of God and you are readily willing to sacrificially love in the mannerisms of Christ all to the glory of God.

Tongue speaking as clearly highlighted by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12, is one of the diverse gifts of the Holy Spirit that we can receive from Him following our reconciliation with Him through Christ Jesus. And as a person that speaks and prays in tongue, I know for a fact that tongue speaking is indeed a powerful gift. However, just because a person speaks in tongues, does not make him or her a better Christian than someone else who although might not speak in tongues, but gifted in other areas of gift of the spirit from the Holy Spirit. Also, the evidence that someone is a genuine Christian is not at all to do with tongue speaking. The devil as a counterfeiter has counterfeited every gift of the spirit for the sake of confusing many so as to continue to dominate several souls in darkness regiment of sinfulness. As a result of Satan's relentless counterfeiting of the things of God, the end times world is indeed a world of minefield of all kinds of false doctrines, concepts and ideology that are particularly propagated in the Church arena for the sake of keeping people's heart bent on coveting all the wrong things, which can only work to the devastating detriment of the soul. And in order to avoid becoming completely blown apart by the grenades of confusion doctrines, which are daily being thrown around for soul destruction purposes by the false prophets that are in the end times Church arena minefield, it is highly important that we like never before seek God for discernment so that we can accurately differentiate the counterfeits from the original (1 John 4:1-3).

In order for us to be able to operate in discernment, we need to seek God in mind of relationship and make it a point of duty to fellowship with Him on a daily basis to ensure we learn directly from Him, and not just rely solely on what a supposedly 'man or woman of God' says the truth is. It is only by yielding our hearts and minds to Holy Spirit direct teachings that we can be better positioned to recognise the false prophets, accurately tell apart their seeds and fruits of corruption from the incorruptible seed of God, and steer well clear of them (Matthew 7: 15-23).

The seeds of corruption are quite diverse in form and style, and whilst some can be easily identifiable some are so carefully wrapped with sugar coated layers of what appears in the outward as sound doctrines to the extent that they are hardly recognisable as false doctrines. Indeed if it were to be possible, the very elect can be easily led into believing that, such carefully wrapped sugar coated seeds of corruption are in fact truthful unleavened bread doctrine Word of the Holy Spirit. One of the key give away signs that a sugar coated layered seed is sourced from foundation of corruption and not from the incorruptible holiness foundation of God is to do with the outright denial of Christ as the entire manifestation of the Godhead in the flesh. Also, character as a smokescreen is always a giveaway sign that can identify a person who is a corrupt seed and tares sower. A person whose character only characterises the characteristics of the flesh and not the fruits of the spirit is highly likely to be a human temple of corruption and not the indwelling temple of God's Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:13-26). Basically, anything from a spiritual assessment perspective, which promotes a one sided teaching instead of the whole contextual principle Word of God or that is not in alignment with the holy character of God as manifested and exemplified by Christ who is the expression of God's glory is not of God (Hebrews 1:3). The false prophets as mandated by the devil are indeed heavily decisive in their ways but, as Christ clearly emphasised in (Matthew 7: 15-23), by their fruits we shall indeed know them.

The fact however, is that it will only be possible for us to know them by their fruits if we yield our hearts and minds to the direct teachings of the Holy Spirit, and allow Him to lead us by His divine Will instead of our worldly wants and desires. If all we are after is self-glorification and gaining people's approval that, we are a firebrand Christian and as such mainly mindful of coveting after the gifts instead of seeking to have an everlasting relationship with God who is the giver of the gifts, then it is easy to end up becoming terribly deceived. Also, it will be impossible for any person that is bent on chasing after worldly fruits of lusts, vanity and fake miracles to recognise the wolves that are in sheep clothing who although appear to the ordinary eyes as if they are clocked in righteousness but realistically speaking, inwardly cloaked in sinful garment of ungodliness. The only way we can accurately discern and through discernment see the hidden lies behind the human mask for what they are, is to humbly seek God daily for relationship with Him and for His truth, and not make it a habit of chasing after gifts, spiritual power for self-glorification purposes or positions in the church for self-edifications reasons.

God knows what position He has ordained for you to be in. And if you seek Him in mindset of relationship, He will by His special grace place you in the right position and furnish you with the entire gifts that you need to fulfil the purpose of any position He has ordained for you to be in.

I pray you will by God's special grace finish the race of life and receive from Him the highest gift and reward of life, which is the righteousness crown of glory. Amen.

Colossians 2:6-10

"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power."

1 Corinthians 12:27-31

"Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

But covet earnestly the best gifts:and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way."

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22.04.2015

Rise Above Trials Shock Reaction -Manage Your Expectations

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My expectations at the very start of my journey with Christ as I have now come to realise was totally unrealistic and absolutely mythical. I expected approval, acceptance and huge support especially from everyone that I considered to be fellow Christians and not rejection. I did not expect to be labeled as hateful, bitter and unkind for preaching the truth. I was so excited about preaching the truth that I have found in it's raw undiluted form, and I actually thought that everyone would immediately embrace it and support my entire efforts to spread the Good News of salvation through Christ. I had a huge expectation in regards to quick turn around of things and expected all the physical world problems that I had before my coming to Christ to immediately disappear. I never expected things to get worse and I did not under any circumstances expected to suddenly find myself in the midst of a spiritual battlefront minefield. I did not expect to vigorously labour and end up with outcomes that are far below my  natural human expectations. I was't expecting any kind of disappointments and I certainly was't prepared for the fiery trials that immediately came at me from left right and centre the moment Christ entered into my life. 

My lack of expectations of trials and immense tribulations not only threw me off balance when I suddenly became inundated with trials, but it shattered my feelings. My faith was thoroughly shaken, my hope was deeply dented with disappointments and my emotions were pushed to the utmost limit of human distress. If it wasn't for God's grace and mercies, my shattered hope and faith would have totally crippled me from my spiritual walk of faith and most likely ended up converting me from a vibrant believer into an angry disappointed chronic unbeliever. God's grace saved me and kept me saved and indeed through it all, my testimony of God remains that He is indeed faithfully loving and kind. It is by His graceful love that I am saved and it is by His comforting graceful love that I remain saved. 

Trials and tribulations as I have now fully come to realise are indeed unavoidable experiences that any true Christian in this fallen world should expect to go through. And the only way we can rightfully enable people to rise above the shocking effect of sudden trials, and help them to remain in the right path of faith is by emphasising the fact that extreme long sufferings in this fallen world of sin is unavoidable for the  true redeemed in Christ, but through the comforting love of the Holy Spirit of God we can overcome all and receive from God His reward of faith, which is eternal life of rest, peace and joy in His everlasting kingdom. 

If you happen to be reading this today, and you are having a trial shock reaction due to whatsoever you might be going through, let me as a quick reminder emphasise what we ought to expect from this fallen world of sin as true believers of Christ so that you can from henceforth realistically manage your expectations:

1. Expect terrible hatred from the world and heart wrenching criticisms for who you are and for speaking the truth not just from unbelievers but often times from those who claim to be co-believers 

2. Expect huge hope and faith shattering disappointments and a long run of let downs for your expectations 

3. Expect people you least expect to turn against you to suddenly turn against you and those you had hoped will endlessly love you to end up rejecting you 

4. Expect immense long suffering 

5. Expect trials, tribulations and temptations of the highest order

6. Expect people to despitefully use you and then end up blaming you for deserting you

7. Expect mind boggling endless terrible spiritual warfare attacks from the evil forces of this world 

8. Expect a lengthy run of little returns for your big efforts and be prepared to suffer, labour and endlessly battle even for the minute outcomes for your efforts 

9.   Expect a heartbreaking long run of spending your raving seeds on projects and ending up with a disappointing return 

10.  Expect to suffer loneliness, isolation and highest deep feelings of emotional downturns 

11. Expect nothing from this world to minimise your feelings of disappointments 

12. Expect the very worst outcomes in the world but hope for the best in eternal life 

If you are able to identify with any of the above expectations and you are now in despair for experiencing these unexpected bundles of real life expectations that we ought to be mindful of in our walk with Christ, my word for you today is do not despair. You are not alone!  These things are not abnormal but indeed a norm in this world for the genuine followers of Christ. Yes, I admit it is a tough run to walk with Christ in a world that is antichrist, but the eternal life rewards that awaits us makes all the sufferings we can possibly go through in this world altogether worthwhile. I pray that through Christ and the comforting love of the Holy Spirit of God, you will daily overcome every fiery trial both expected and unexpected to the glory of God the Father.  And that you will by His special grace persevere in your trials, and receive from God at the end of your earthly journey the eternal life reward of everlasting peace, rest and joy in His holy kingdom. Amen.

1 Peter 4:12-19

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you:on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."

 

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17.04.2015

Faith Instincts

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"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."

~ Matthew 10:16

In the natural jungle of the world, one of the major ways animals avoid danger is through application of their survival instincts. Through application of their survival instincts, they are able to quickly recognise and manoeuvre their way away from the dangerous situations of ending up  becoming killed and eaten up by a stronger animal in the animal jungle world. In addition, the fact that animals don't look the same and are easily recognisable to each other for who they are makes the assessment of danger and avoidance of danger an easier thing for them to achieve. 

However, in the human world whereby all humans have the same outer human suit, recognising dangerous people or averting any wicked plans that they might have through application of natural instincts is unlikely to work. The human world is indeed more of a dangerous jungle than the animal jungle world. As the entire Bible clearly makes us to understand and as nicely summarised by the words of Jesus above, the human jungle is packed with dangerous serpents and wolves who are unfortunately in human suits and impossible to identify for who they are by natural assessments or application of our natural human instincts. 

The human jungle is the way it is mainly because God wants us as human beings to live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:6-8). By sight, a person can only see the negative side of the actual real pictures of life. And as long as the only thing a person is able to see is the negative, it will be impossible for he or she to ever make sense of the reality of a positive end result. Negatives brings fear and fear cripples and debilitates. Fear is activated through anticipation and expectations of occurrences of harm, danger or a deadly negatives outcomes. Expectations drives reactions and when the anticipated outcome visualised by the eyes of sight as likely to occur based on circumstantial natural evidence of outlook of things are of danger or of a dead end outcome, fear will immediately set in to cripple.  

God of course has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love and of a sound mind.  Fear therefore as a crippling emotion is a weapon used by evil forces to debilitate and cripple. 

Fear stems from imaginations of harm, danger or dead end and imaginations of danger or dead ends only brings nothing but: 

F-false 

E- Expectations 

A- Appearing as 

R- Real. 

The suggested imagery of negative outcomes by evil forces, which they flood the mind with, is basically for the sake of distorting the spiritual eyes from seeing the positive outcome God has already established for us in the spirit realm and, which He has ordained to manifest in the visible realm at His own appointed time and due season.    

Fear is rendered powerless by deactivation through our faith activation. To deactivate fear and keep fear deactivated we need to operate by faith. Faith the Bible tells us: "Is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things that are not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).  From the definition of faith, it is clear that evidence is at the heart of faith just as it is at the heart of fear. Therefore, whether you end up with an outcome of fear or faith, it all depends on the evidence you are relying on. The evidence of faith is 'unseen' meaning invisible but real. The evidence, which activates fear are the visibly seen or the suggested false imagery to the mind and made to appear real by the external forces. To combat fear, we must see the unseen, meaning that, our spiritual eyes must be open to see the spiritual reality, which is yet to manifest in the visible. 

Faith is indeed all to do with seeing beyond the evidence of the visible and the only way this can happen is if God opens our spiritual eyes. The natural evidence which causes fear are usually directly opposite of the spiritual evidence, which although is completely real but unseen by the natural eyes. Fear is a reaction to an evidence that produces an anticipation of a negative end result. Faith enables us to be proactive and not panicky reactive. Faith keeps you active in line of God's will and purpose. And as long as you are faithfully active, fear cannot achieve its reactive aim of stagnation and crippling of the spirit man from continuing with Godly approved proactive actions. Faith equips us to operate in righteousness instincts and it keep us in line of obedience towards God. Fear generates a confusion and panic instinct and any decision made out of panic or confusion can never be the right one. Panic opens the mind further to suggestions from the wicked and lawless spirits and without faith it is impossible to silence these suggestions and remain in continuous walk of obedience towards God. Fear cripples but faith enables. Faith is a movement power that fear cannot contend with and this is why it is important for us as the redeemed in Christ to always live by faith and never in fear. 

I pray today that by power of Christ's  own faith as author and finisher of our faith, that you will keep on moving in the righteous path of life to the finishing line, and that you will not  end up stagnated in any circumstances by fear. Amen. 

 

 

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