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.

22.02.2015

The LORD our Righteousness

Published in Articles

Just because you are faithful or deemed righteous by God does't mean you will be excused from trials. And just because everything in the life of person seems perfect in the eyes of man doesn't mean it is because such person is faithful or deemed righteous by God. 


Righteousness is imputed by God and none can attain righteousness by his or her own independent works. Evidence of righteousness or faithfulness towards God is not in how perfect things seems in the outward. Rather, the existence of God's righteousness in us is evidenced by our willingness to remain faithful and appreciative of His grace and divine love for us irrespective of what we end up going through in this life.


God's righteousness revealed in entirety is Jesus Christ. Christ as God's righteousness revealed is man's only chance of becoming holy in line with God's standard of holiness. Outside of God's own righteousness, which is Christ it is impossible for man to meet God's standard of holiness.  The world of flesh is a fallen world of sin and as a world of sin, stubbornly into all kinds of self-righteousness. Self-righteousness is basically to do with legitimisation of sin as a self right for man to commit. The self-righteous are of course inspired by non other but Satan who is the number one enemy of righteousness. 


The ultimate goal of Satan in the end times world is to legitimise every act of sin as a human right to commit and criminalise righteousness. To achieve this wicked aim, human satanic agents as motivated by Satan are daily constantly busy engineering people's mind to be pro sin and anti righteousness through for instance the media. All manner of subliminal antichrist messages are constantly splattered across the media information gateway to ensure people despise righteousness and passionately love sinfulness. Unrighteousness and ungodliness are regularly packaged and promoted through media platforms as fun-packed harmless activities. And many lost souls are as intended by Satan constantly busy engaging in all kinds of sinful activities to the detriment of their own souls. Several people in the world are like never before desperate to pursue sin as a right and offences against righteousness is at an all time high.  The preachers of righteousness are repeatedly dubbed as haters of humanity. The world of man is terribly polluted with legions of demons.  Multitudes of people are heavily  laden and extremely depressed in their souls due to demonic possessions. The world is increasingly pro sin and anti-Christ. And as offence against righteousness increases the afflictions of the righteous indeed increases!  The end times preachers of righteousness are faced with all manner of trials and at the very heart of it all is financial trials. Several of God's elect indeed appear poor even though they are full of God's kingdom riches and are daily making many rich (2 Corinthians 4:7-18). 


The trials of the elect by the world is in itself proof that the elect is not of the world but born of Spirit of God therefore no longer subject to the dominion of sin (John 15:17-21, Romans 6). The world loves the sinful spiritual human portals. But deeply hates the vessels of God who as living souls are His portals of operations for the manifestation of His kingdom glory. Christ as righteousness itself revealed had to endure trials in the world of sin in order for us to be saved from sinfulness and become transformed into His holy and righteousness image. And if indeed we are genuine followers of Christ and partakers of His righteousness, we should expect to be tried by the world and not loved by the world. Scripture in whole context indeed made it clear to us that the faithful and deemed righteous by God cannot avoid trials and tribulations. Job being an obvious example. But even though the righteous are bound to suffer many afflictions for the LORD's sake, Christ who is the LORD our Righteousness will always deliver the righteous from it all for His glory and honour sake. 


The reward of unrighteousness is eternal death. The reward of righteousness is eternal life of peace, rest and joy in the everlasting kingdom of God. The suffering we go through as elect of God in this temporary world of sin is nothing compared to the reward of righteousness that awaits us in eternity (Romans 8:18).  Therefore, in all things, let us continually keep our eyes focused on Christ, who as the LORD our RIGHTEOUSNESS is also author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-3). By the special grace and mercy of God, even though we are persecuted, we will not be destroyed. And even though we are in our trials perplexed, we will not despair (2 Corinthians 4:7-10). For greater is Christ the LORD our RIGHTEOUSNESS in us than all the antichrists spirits that are in this fallen world of sin (1 John 4:1-4). 


Wishing all the saints of Christ the LORD  our Righteousness a productive week in Jesus mighty name. Amen. 


As it is written: 


"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.


He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken". ~Psalm 34:19-20





Read More
20.02.2015

Who is LORD over you?

Published in Articles

Blessing is something that is only possible for us to have in righteousness and not in sinfulness. Although  many people desire to have the blessings of righteousness, they are unwilling to live a sin free righteous  life. This is like saying you want to eat your cake and still have it.  People get excited and shout a big 'Amen' when they hear those "you are blessed or will be blessed" prayers. But often times when the true message of repentance and righteousness is being preached, it is usually met with a stone cold reaction. 

 

 

The fact is we cannot allow people's fleshy reactions or actions of disapproval towards our righteousness message change our commitment to preaching the righteous message we are mandated by God to preach or discourage us from continually preaching the Word of God undiluted. Whether or not we get a big "Amen', a big frown, few likes or no likes at all, we must continue to show true love towards sinners by preaching repentance and righteousness in every channel of communication to the glory of the Almighty God who is the first and final Judge of all matters. 

 

God's righteousness revealed in the flesh is Christ Jesus (Jeremiah 23:5-6). And attaining righteousness through total surrendering of our life to Christ is what Christianity is all about. True Christianity is all about accepting Christ who is God's Righteousness revealed not just as Saviour only but as personal LORD. To say you have accepted Christ as LORD and Saviour is to say you are willing to totally submit all to His righteous Lordship, authority and dominion. Meaning ready to live a sin free life.  

 

Unfortunately, there are several people in the end times Christian arena of today who although profess Christ to be their Saviour but continue to live a sinful life and worse of all, unwilling to yield their total members to His LORDSHIP.  It is also not uncommon to hear such people justify their sinful lifestyle with a grace argument such as: God is gracious and He loves us regardless. The fact is, God indeed loves us and He indeed evidenced His love for us by sacrificing Christ His only begotten Son for us as propitiation for our sins. However, God's judgement for sin remains death (Romans 6:23). And God did not manifest His grace for us in form of Christ so we can make a mockery of His grace by continuing in sin.  Instead, God expects us to repent from sinning and yield our entire members to Christ for the total transformation of our sinful nature to that of Christ's sinless nature who is His righteousness revealed in the flesh (Romans 6:23). 

 

Christ is God in the flesh and as God in the flesh, complete evidence of God's love for us (John 1:1-14, 3:16). God as He manifested Himself through Christ is entirely holy and divine. And we cannot say we truly believe in Christ's divine nature of sinlessness and righteousness if we are unwilling to submit to His righteous Lordship and holy dominion. Justifying wilful continuation in sin by an argument of grace is in effect equivalent to saying: Although you are married to someone you profess loves you dearly, which you also claim to love dearly, it is perfectly okay for you to continue to have an adulterous relationship on the side with someone else you have vowed to never again have anything to do with. 

 

Sin is a curse in the soul and to live in sin is to have an open gateway for the enemy to dominate the soul. And the only way one can shut down such gateway is by dying to self and choosing to live a sin free life in Christ. 

 

Today we all need to examine ourselves and ask: Does my lifestyle evidence total submission to Christ's Lordship? Or am I just excited about the idea of Christ being a Saviour but completely unwilling in my heart to submit to His Lordship so I can be truly saved? We are all born sinners. And the only way we can avoid permanent consequence  of sin which, is eternal death is by ending our journey here as saints still in Jesus Christ our personal LORD and Saviour. 

 

We live in a world whereby those who are completely lost and spiritually dead and in need of salvation are daily busy trying to save one thing or the other. If it is not trees, it is some kind of animal. The fact however, is that the only one that can save man from wages of sin, which is eternal death damnation in hell is Christ Jesus (Acts 4:10-12). Christ as a Saviour is LORD and we cannot call Him Saviour yet refuse to submit to His Lordship. Christ is Saviour only to those who not only profess with their mouth that He is their personal Saviour but who also surrenders in their hearts to His Lordship dominion as the only true Saviour. And if we are truly in submission to His Lordship we will not make a mockery of grace by continuing in sinfulness. God is truly gracious but His judgement wrath for sinfulness remains death (Romans 6:23). Let us therefore truly seek to repent and stay repented for the kingdom of God is indeed at hand! 

 

So, help us all LORD. Amen. 

 

Romans 6:1-7

 

"​What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 

 

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 

 

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 

 

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin."

 

 

 


Read More
16.02.2015

What Is Truth?

Published in Articles
 
Often times as believers when we try to minister the Word of God to unbelievers, we hear them respond by either saying, "I have actually read the Bible back and front and I am not convinced." Or "I believe in Jesus but I don't just believe He is the Son of God and I certainly don't believe that He is God in the flesh." It is also not uncommon for such unbelieving people to suddenly come up with isolated Bible verses to make use of as the ammunitions for justifying their unbelief conclusions. It is course understandable for a believer to easily get frustrated in an instance whereby an unbeliever suddenly starts to make use of what he or she admits not to believe in as his or her ammunitions for attacking the believer. The truth of course, is that the real contender is not the visible being that we can ordinarily see. But the invisible antichrist spirit that is desperate to keep the unbeliever bound in death and enslaved in sin through convictions of lies. 
 
The number one strategy used by antichrist spirits to frustrate a believer from ministering the truth is in fact to do with stagnating and reducing a conversation a believer meant for affording knowledge of eternal life, into an argumentative debate that, is centred on arguing on the unbeliever's point of lies. The whole essence behind the application of this strategy by the inward hidden antichrist spirits is to immediately throw the believer into  an angry flesh state of offensive defence.  Through motivating an unbeliever to make offensive usage of isolated Biblical texts for instance, the hidden antichrist spirits that are well hidden in the inward of the unsuspecting unbeliever, aims to keep him or her stagnated by the wrong conclusions they have embedded in his or her soul, that he or she is in fact the intelligent person and that, the believer who through flesh arguments is made to appear as logically incapable of defending his or her beliefs, is actually the complete fool.  
 
A major fact antichrist spirits does not want any unbeliever they are keeping bound to ever understand is that, he or she although is a human being, is first and foremost a spirit being. For the fact that we are spirit beings, the question of what is truth and a lie is not a physical matter but a matter of spiritual determination. And as human beings who are first and foremost spirit beings, we are for all intent and purposes ruled and governed by our spiritual beliefs. Every one is a believer of something or someone. Realistically speaking, no one in his or her right mind wants to believe in lies. Every human being as a spirit being has a belief that is rooted in a spiritual foundation, which they naturally consider to be the absolute truth. And if the belief a person has in the natural and considers to be final truth is in fact a total spiritual lie that is sourced from the foundation of evil, it will be virtually ordinarily impossible to convince such person to ditch his or her lies most especially, if he or she already have a  misconceived  conclusion that the real truth is actually the lie.  Based on the fact that the truth is actually what we all realistically wish to believe in as human beings and not lies, the number one hindrance to embracing the truth is to do with believing that, truth is a lie and that lies are actually the truth. We can only begin to embrace the truth if we first admit that we do not have the truth in the first place. 
 
The spirit of lie and father of lies is of course none other but Satan (John 8:44). And anyone who is convicted in satanic lies and concludes in his or her mind, that the lies he or she is concludes in is actually the truth will be held bound by Satan and stubbornly resistant to the real truth until he or she becomes set free by the real truth. The evil spiritual fathers of lies that is headed by Satan the chief of the fallen angels patriarchs of lies, knows very well that mankind is not after believing in lies but the truth. And it is precisely for this reason that, Satan always presents and masquerades his lies as absolute truth and not as the blatant spiritual lies that they are (2 Corinthians 11:14). Satan's number one goal is to keep the human spirit man bound in his spiritual foundation of lies with the binding thesis of lies, which he has deeply embedded in the soul of the unsuspecting human being and intended to continually work from within the soul as a resistance point against the real truth. Lies are basically the spiritual biding ropes that, Satan uses to keep a souls enslaved to sin and bound in death as the spirit of death itself. And the only means by, which  a person can become free from lies remains the truth. 
 
With regards to answering the all important question therefore, which is what is truth?, Jesus in (John 14:6) says:  "..I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  The fact therefore is, if as believers we were to indeed only preach this one verse alone, we will by that in effect be saying that, all other ways aside from Christ are lies and not the truth. And if this happens to be the truth, then the only way a disbeliever can ever embrace Christ as truth is by first admitting that, what he or she believes in and considered as truth, which is contradictory to Christ as the only truth is actually a lie and not the truth after all. This of course is not something we can simply do ordinarily. It is something that can only happen when Jesus as the truth itself breaks down the evil wall of offence and pierces through the soul by grace and mercy of God. 
 
God intends for us to personally believe in Christ not unconsciously but in conscious awakening through personal encounter of Him as the truth. A belief of any sort is indeed a conviction that rules the soul. And as a conviction, it is not something we can simply handover to someone else for them to inherit.  Hereditary beliefs are traditions of man centred. And as a result, it is void of truthful soul conscious personal spiritual convictions and works only to serve as a terrible offensive wall against the piecing of the real truth into the soul. And this is the main reason why it is often common to find people who although are passionate about their inherited religion, but realistically totally clueless when it comes to articulating what exactly they believe in. 
 
A belief that is centred on points and arguments of lies will remain a major terrible brick wall of offence to the truth until brought down by the truth. To believe you already have the final truth is of course to be unprepared to listen and embrace anything else presented as the truth.  And this is exactly the outcome Satan is after in binding people with pointless lies, which he masquerades as extremely highly intelligent points of truth. The debating strategy that is often used by satanic antichrist spirits, that are lurking inside unsuspecting unbelievers is actually for the sake of stagnating conversation on points of lies. The whole essence of this is mainly to make the believer appear as a fool and the unbeliever as the one that has all the meaningful intelligence. Satan of course knows that man in spiritual state of blindness only sees and makes his conclusions from a natural perspectives, which usually are by no means representative of spiritual reality. And it is precisely for the sake of manipulating human judgement and conclusions, that Satan uses the stagnated debate strategy to make the believer appear as a fool in the eyes of man and in so doing frustrate him or her from releasing the true spiritual Word of fire into the hearts and souls of those, that he is keeping bound in death and enslaved to sin through his satanic lies. 
 
The stagnated debate strategy is also a terrible offensive dart, which antichrist spirits deploys and unleashes on believers from within the human spirits they are holding captives purposely for the sake of activating an angry fleshy centred response from a believer. The antichrist spirits can of course see that the believer is armed with the true shaper than double-edged Word of God (Hebrews 4:12). And it is simply for the sake of disarming and discouraging the believer from making continuous usage of his or her spiritual Godly sword Word of fire ammunitions, that the antichrist spirits immediately incites an unbeliever to provoke a flesh reaction from a believer that they see to be unleashing God's Word of fire into the atmospheric realm.  The strategy of provocation is for instance often deployed in the social media spiritual gateway platform of travelling lost souls, in the form of extremely unwarranted abusive comments by possessed lost souls on Godly inspired posts. And the whole essence of such blatant antichrist bullish tactics, is to discourage the believers from continually unleashing the fire power in God's Word of truth into the spiritual atmosphere gateway of social media, that is of course clogged with spiritual lost souls who are desperately searching for the truth. 
 
The antichrist spirits who as evil spirits are desperate to keep the human spirits bound are highly strategic in their wicked ways. Their number one area of focus is of course to do with convincing people, that the Word of God is nothing but a mythical idea that is only trusted and believed in by some bunch of unintelligent foolish people. And in order to keep people enslaved to this false ideas, Satan the chief antichrist spirit and cunning twister of true Word of God, gives those that he is keeping bound with isolated black and white Biblical texts and misleads and misguides them to make use of it as tools for provoking the true believers that has the spiritually substantiated sound knowledge and understanding of the true meanings of the Word of God, that is in the Bible. Satan as a rouge teacher of the Bible of course knows that the Bible knowledge his unsuspecting students, believe they have is nothing but a falsehood, that is completely void of the substance, form and character of the true meaning and understanding that only the Holy Spirit of God who is the real Teacher of the Bible can give us. But unfortunately, armed with what they consider as knowledge and in so doing disarmed against Satan in the spirit, the  unsuspecting enslaved possessed satanic student of the Bible blindly goes around as intended by Satan using the isolated Biblical verses that he or she sees as sound knowledge of the Bible, as means of provoking a flesh reaction from a believer in line with Satan's wicked wishes. The sad thing about it all is that, the unbeliever's real enemy is of course the satanic legions hidden antichrist spirits who unbeknown to him or her are keeping his or her soul bound in death and sin through nothing but lies. And who for the sake of keeping the soul stagnated  in death, are busy as wicked antichrist spirits working tirelessly from within the unbeliever's mind regulating his or her acts of provocation against a believer to ensure the message of truth is continuously rejected by the unbeliever as nothing but foolishness.  
 
As believers that are living in this end times fallen world of flesh, it is indeed of course expected by the hidden devils that we will out of weakness of the flesh, react in anger when unnecessarily provoked and lose our spiritual composure. And this is why it is highly important that we avoid lashing back in anger at who we see as an ordinary human being meaninglessly provoking us through unwarranted use of abusive language. Provoking us to react in flesh anger is indeed a key strategy used by Satan and his antichrists gangs to keep the wall of offence standing between the messengers of God and the souls that needs to hear the message of Good News that he or she is anointed by God to release as seeds and power of salvation into souls for the releasing and setting  free of the human captives from the hands of their antichrists captors (Romans 1:16-17). As believers, our only means of avoiding falling for the antichrists provocation tricks and moving beyond the strategic spiritual wall of offence that they have erected in their human victims souls, is by rising above our own flesh offensive responses, inwardly take authority over the hidden invisible antichrist spirits and remain in total surrender to the LORDSHIP of Christ Jesus in totality.
 
The knowledge of the Bible is spiritual and not carnal. And as human believers that are living in this world of emotional  flesh, I must admit that, rising above our flesh and calmly retaining our spiritual position of authority is not something we can easily do when we suddenly find ourselves in a provocation state of ambush with the hidden enemy working through the possessed human and busy trying to make use of the darts of lies that the unsuspecting human sees as sound knowledge of the Bible to entrap and make a fool out of us. But by God's grace and with His power and dominion on our side, we can rise above the challenge and fulfil our assignment of releasing His piercing double-edged sword Word of fire into the inner man's spirit of the oblivious human beings, that are held captives by the evil antichrist spirits. And by operation of dominion authority of Christ, we will to God's glory continually succeed in executing our spiritual bailiff warrant against the evil entities of evil, set the captives free, bind the hidden legions of demons that are keeping the people bound with lies and catapult them back to the pits of hell where they belong!  
 
Should in case you have read this far as an unbeliever and wondering, how am I as a believer of Christ so sure, that Christ is the truth? My simple answer to this question is that, my believe  in Christ as truth is not something I came about from carnal research, self-centred human reasoning or human intellectual curiosity. It is a belief afforded to me through graceful spiritual revelation by God (Matthew 16:13-19). The truth is spiritual and Christ as spiritual truth is not dead but alive forever. The only way of having the true knowledge of Christ as the truth is by revelation and not by our own own ordinary physical analysis of spiritual information. And revelation we only occur when we soul search with a humble heart and not with an arrogant mindset of we already know all there is to know.  Once we have revelation of the truth, our conviction of truth, which is by grace of revelation embedded by God into our souls will protect us from every attempt by lies to penetrate into our souls and corrupt our minds again. The truth does not appear logical to the flesh because the flesh is convicted in lies and only seeks and desires to embrace lies. The truth however is the desire of the soul. And it is only when the soul has the real truth, that the soul search for the truth will be over. I know I have the truth because, every question I once had before coming to Christ is now entirely answered for me in an unquestionable manner. And although my truth is considered by the world as foolishness, my spirit man is convinced that Christ as the truth is indeed the embodiment of God's knowledge and divine wisdom. 
 
Christ as truth is spiritual truth of God and as spiritual truth, no human being can simply understand or appreciate Christ as truth except by the grace of God. Christ as truth needs to be experienced and encountered to make sense to our ordinary mind of reasoning. Those who have Christ and have experienced Him as truth knows exactly what they are talking about. My conviction of Christ as truth is out of personal encounter and experience of Him as the Redeemer, Saviour and Resurrection and Life itself. And to be a partaker of this truth, you must have your own personal encounter and experience. My prayer therefore for an unbeliever of Christ is that He will by His special grace reveal Himself to you just as He did to me. And should in case you happens to be amongst those that claims to believe in Christ but dispute that He is the Son of God, my answer again to that, is that revelation of who Christ is does not come to anyone ordinarily but through the graceful revelation of the Holy Spirit of God. To actually say that, you believe in Christ but don't believe or let alone understand who He says He is as detailed in the Bible, is exactly the same thing as you saying you don't know what you believe in even though you passionately believe, that what you believe in that you don't know is actually the truth. It is actually a fact of life that, you cannot by any means be in a position to consciously spiritually articulate what you believe is the truth if you are in indeed outside of Christ who is truth and life itself. Therefore, today if you will not harden your heart toward Christ and humbly embrace Him as truth, He will reveal Himself to you and open your spiritual eyes to see just as He opened mine by His special grace to see that, He is in fact the only truth that He says He is and as the only truth, the only true Messiah, through which mankind can have everlasting life in the eternal kingdom of God (Acts 4:12). And as the only truth and Messiah, He will if you were to surrender your life unto Him today, also place you in conscious convictions of the fact that He is indeed the only one with the power to set you permanently free from Satan who as spirit of death itself, is not just a liar but the father of all lies (John 8:44). 
 
"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
 
~ John 8:31-32
 
 
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
 
~ John 14:6
 
 

 

 


Read More
16.02.2015

The Essential Gospel

Published in Articles

"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable."

~ 1 Corinthians 15:19

It is common this days to hear an entire sermon based only on worldly solutions. The usual ministration trend of: 'That baby you are looking for, you will get it' 'That husband you are looking for you will get' etc, is now becoming more and more the only Gospel preached in the end times Church compounds.  The arena of this type of teachings if I may call it 'teachings' is often packed and overflowing with people. And just as expected, the gathered crowd who in their majority are undoubtedly undergoing problems of one sort or the other, usually respond to the flesh edifying 'worldly solutions centred' messages coming from the so called 'teachers of righteousness' with a very loud, Amen!  

The key question we all need to ask ourselves to begin with in regards to this trend of 'problem centred' ministration approach is, what happened to preaching patience, long suffering,  perseverance and remaining faithful to God no matter what for the sake of eternal life abiding with Him? (Matthew 5:1-12, John 15:18-27 & 16:33,  Romans 5:1-5, Ephesians 4:1-3  & 6:8, James 2:4, 1 Peter 4:12-19, Galatians 5:22-26,). And what about making a disciple out of people by preaching repentance from sins and the blood of Jesus as the only means for overcoming sins and consequences of sins's which is death? Is the whole essence of the Gospel to do with what God can give us here and now or is it about what He has done for us through Christ on the cross of Calvary to ensure we receive His forgiveness for our sins and become saved from eternal damnation of hell fire? Is the Gospel all about focusing people's attention on the world or on Christ Jesus who as the Author and finisher of our faith is our only means of making it safely to God's eternal life kingdom? Is God only worthy of our worship if and when He gives us our worldly wants and desires?  Is He only God unto those who supposedly receive from Him, that 'husband' they are looking for or that 'financial breakthrough' they are after? Is evidence of God's presence in a person's life all to do with having the things that are physically desired as and when one desires for God to supply it? Can it really be true that the evidence of God's blessings and favour upon a person's life are all to do with a person's marital or financial status?  If yes, does that then mean that everyone who has a wife, husband, money, fame and what have you, are all blessed and highly favoured by God?  If so, will it then be right to then say those early disciples who were rejected by the people, beheaded, killed and all the genuine saints of God who are currently experiencing all sorts of trials in their lives right now despite their diligent service to God are not truly of God?

My only answer to the above thought provoking questions is, if indeed our mindsets for following Christ are to do with expecting Him to solve all our physical worldly problems as and when we desire for Him to, then we will indeed for all intent and purposes be of all men, most miserable!  

The Gospel is a message of salvation for the soul. Yes, God is interested in our here and now problems. But the Gospel as power of salvation itself is not a message that is meant to concentrate our minds on what God can do for us now but on what He has already done for through Christ Jesus (Romans 1:16-17). The message of the Gospel is a message that is meant to activate our faith in God not just for the sake of the things of now that we are desperately yearning for Him to do for us but for the sake of receiving the eternal life promises He paved the way for us to have through Christ's finished work of remission and atonement of our sins on the cross of Calvary. 

The Gospel is Good News because it is the good news of the fact that resurrection from death has been made possible for man through Christ Jesus who is resurrection and life itself (John 11:25-26). It is only in our faith of resurrection that we can maintain a lively hope of eternal life. A hope centred on the world is a hope rooted in vanity. And the only thing a hope centred in vanity can give the soul is nothing but frustrations, miserableness and worse of all fleshy anger towards God. Our only means of remaining in good cheer is by walking in daily remembrance and understanding of the fact that, Christ did not simply die and suffer on the cross just so that we can have all the things we consider as here and now blessings. But, mainly to ensure that we receive the promises of God, which is eternal life. It is only if our eyes is centred on the promise and our eyes fixed on Christ who as Author and Finisher of our faith suffered on the cross to ensure we receive the promise, that we will continually remain in good cheer in our souls and not end up as the 'most miserable' as the devil would rather have us to be (Hebrews 12:1-3). 

"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."

~ 2 Timothy 4:1-5



Read More
15.02.2015

Smoothen By His Oil Of Anointing

Published in Articles

The journey path of a true preacher of righteousness in this fallen world of sin has always been a very rough one. And it has become even rougher this days with so much antichrists spirits in the world coupled with the increased desire by man to pursue sin as a human right instead of abiding in the righteousness of God. But the reward of eternal life makes all the roughness all worth it (Romans 8:18). 


Christ as God in the flesh is with His own elect as our good Shepherd. And no matter how rough the road might be, we remain smoothen always by His oil of anointing, covered by His glorious light and strengthened always to keep going by His dominion might and strength. Our journey with Christ is our only means of reaching our soul desired destination, which is the everlasting eternal life peaceful kingdom of God.  And as long as we remain the sheep of Christ and not branch off to the worldly wolves-gang camp, we will overcome all the rough patches, trample on every serpent, wolves and scorpion spirits that are likely to be in our way and make it all the way home to the everlasting kingdom of God.  


Keep marching forward oh ye dear saints of the Most High in the righteous path of the good Shepherd.  As long as we are in Christ, our feet cannot go weary, darkness cannot shackle our feet or restrict our movements because God's Word as a lamp unto our feet is dominion and authority over every power and evil ground of darkness. 


No matter how rough the road might seem, always remember that Christ who has already finished the work of your salvation on the cross of Calvary is with you in your daily walk to guide you with His Shepherd rod of authority. And by His authority and power, you are guaranteed to overcome every mountain of evil, oceans of afflictions, sea of storms, valleys of death, all realms of trials and make it all the way home to the everlasting eternal life kingdom of God to the glory of God our heavenly Father. 


I pray you will have a Holy Spirit filled week. Amen. 


Matthew 28:16-20


"Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 


And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, 


All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 


Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 


Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."





Read More