For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. (Titus 3:3 NKJV)
But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:4- 3:8 NKJV)
This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. (Titus 3:8 NKJV)
A disobedient person is a deceived person. This is because obedience is the key to real success and health. It also guarantees a beautiful life in heaven in the after life. Why then do most people scorn and despise obedience? The reason for this error is that most people are sincerely confused and deceived because they judge by outward appearance.
They assume that because they see a lot of successful unbelievers and disobedient people, they can conclude that obedience is not necessary for happiness and success. They therefore follow other ways and routes to health and wealth. The sad truth that they don’t know is that the devil gives wealth and health – poisonous, cancerous deceptive wealth, health, success and happiness .
The devil gives the type of wealth that leads to complete destruction of body and soul. They end up deceived because they judged by outward appearance instead of seeking the true God. Anyone who loves the light goes to the light, however it is those who love the darkness that are constantly seeking blessings without seeking the true God. That is why they end up deceived.
Every good and perfect present comes from God but the deceived do not know this. They do not know that it is God that permits the favours they receive through false worship and idols. They receive it through the forbidden way that God has cursed. God as creator has created every way and road but He has ordered a superior narrow way and has commanded man to follow the narrow way.
“Prophets or interpreters of dreams may promise a miracle or a wonder, 2 in order to lead you to worship and serve gods that you have not worshipped before. Even if what they promise comes true, do not pay any attention to them. The Lord your God is using them to test you, to see if you love the Lord with all your heart. Follow the Lord and honour him; obey him and keep his commands; worship him and be faithful to him. But put to death any interpreters of dreams or prophets that tell you to rebel against the Lord, who rescued you from Egypt, where you were slaves. Such people are evil and are trying to lead you away from the life that the Lord has commanded you to live. They must be put to death, in order to rid yourselves of this evil. Deuteronomy 13: 1-5
Do not bring any of these idols into your homes, or the same curse will be on you that is on them. You must hate and despise these idols, because they are under the Lord’s curse. Deuteronomy 7:23
God hates disobedience and loves obedience but sadly, most people don’t care about obedience to God anymore. They are under the illusion that it does not matter and they point at certain committed Christians they know who are suffering various afflictions and they conclude that there is no need to worship God or obey Him. Ultimately, it is only after death that man will know his true condition.
It is possible to gain the whole world ( extraordinary blessings and favours) and loose your soul. Jesus would not have warned us if it is not a real threat or temptation. Also the devil promised to give Jesus all the kingdoms of the earth if only Jesus would worship him. This shows that the devil can give false blessings and the deceived have been enticed by the devil to worship him and despise God.
We were once deceived and disobedient but God chose us to be His own. We must therefore walk in obedience and maintain good works as redeemed children of God. That is the only way that we can please God and demonstrate that we are sons and daughters of grace and light.
For us to become mature Christians, we must get to the place of “I don’t care.” I don’t care will save you from bitterness, anger and revenge. I remember a long time ago, a boy I knew so well, who was just four years old was being persuaded to fight back nastily against a female bully in his class.
This four year old boy gave so many reasons why he would not do so. He said he would get into trouble with his teacher, but he was still being persuaded to treat his bully the way his bully was treating him – Nasty. Finally, he screamed, I don’t care, I don’t care, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter! I marvelled at this boys angelic nature.
This boy had super confidence and he was not going to change his nature because of a naughty four year old bully. Does it really matter? It does not matter and it does not matter who is right or wrong – we must stop anger, bitterness, ill-will, revenge and all manner of fighting.
Some people might ask if I am encouraging people to remain silent when bulled. No, I am not . I am simply saying that fighting back tit for tat and fighting dirty and competing with the super bully on who is the “bulliest” and “baddest.” is wrong and encourages revenge and ill-will. By the way I know that there is no word like bulliest and baddest. I am using the word baddest as a slang.
That boy is grown up now and he is a confident boy. That episode of bullying never changed him into a victim.
The key is to teach children and adults the importance of confidence and conflict resolution. Emotional intelligence is a great key to happiness and peace. They must also be taught interpersonal and coping skills. That way, they will not be traumatised. Children must also be encouraged to report bullies because some children are super sensitive and find it difficult to cope.
This post is not about bullying. I told a story to illustrate and emphasise a point. The point is we must try not to care too much about other people’s words and opinions when we do not have power as humans to control or change their behaviours and opinions.
When we care too much we loose power to the nasty. We must look inwards and up to God to be able to cope and react rationally to nastiness.
We must get to a place of complete resilience and mental toughness. I hope I don’t sound like I am boasting, but recently, I have noticed that I am never bothered by what people say to me, say about me, and do to me. I simply don’t care and I say it that I don’t care. I can’t be bothered. I even go out of my way to be nice to people who are nasty to me and I just don’t feel angry at them. I don’t care. However, I make sure I am not intimate with them.
The Lord taught me about the secret and principle of not being intimate with enemies or people who hate me or cause me to sin. I am not saying you should be sleeping with the enemy or wining, dining and dancing with the enemy – that does not fall under not caring, it is silliness. Jesus was never intimate with His enemies and the only enemy He was intimate with betrayed Him and sold Him and that led to His death. However, it had to happen so that the Scriptures would be fulfilled.
I am surprised that I am this way however, it is not by my own power. I spend hours everyday in the presence of God, so God is doing His work in me. He is the one that is sanctifying and purifying me. I just know that I don’t care about a lot of things that people cry and fight over.
Sometime ago, someone made me angry and I went to bed angry. The Lord took me in a trance to the first heaven to covert a human being who belongs to that kingdom in order to make her an Evangelist. I led her into the sinners prayer and I am waiting for her to repent. Everyone I have prayed for in visions, dreams and trances always became true believers.
As we were ascending up into the first heaven to enter into that kingdom, the first thing I said was, “Lord I am sorry I was angry today.” My anger had become a gap in our relationship and my Spirit apologised to the Lord before we could continue with the mission. When I came out of the trance I realised that when Paul advised us never to go to bed angry he was not joking. I realised that if we die with anger in our hearts, it is not good. God wants spotless purity and it is possible. He wants us to constantly put on our white garments. I am not perfect but I have realised that spending time in God’s presence helps to activate His cleansing, sanctifying presence.
May we all get to high levels of mental toughness and emotional intelligence and not care about irrelevant things. May God give us the grace to overlook insults and offences because our offenders are human and we too are human and not perfect.
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. Proverbs 12:16 NIV
When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Smart people will ignore an insult. Proverbs 12:16 Good news bible
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. Proverbs 12:16New Living Translation
A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible. Proverbs 12:16 Holman Christian Translation
Of being a servant of Christ Jesus to work for the Gentiles. I serve like a priest in preaching the Good News from God, in order that the Gentiles may be an offering acceptable to God, dedicated to him by the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:16
But you have been purified from sin; you have been dedicated to God; you have been put right with God by the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11
This Scripture tells us that it is the Holy Spirit that dedicated us to God. We can see from this that the Holy Spirit plays a very important role in God’s salvation. Everything that God did, He did through the Holy Spirit. Everything that God is doing, He is doing by His wonderful Spirit.
To dedicate is to set aside and offer. We are offerings that have been dedicated to God by the Holy Spirit and we are acceptable and precious in God’s eyes. We are a chosen people, royal priests and holy people. Because we are offerings to God, we must keep dedicating ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to Him by constantly renewing our minds with His words.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 1 Peter 2:9
The Holy Spirit is still active on earth, dedicating men to God. He is still helping to convert men to Christ and He dedicates them. We need to realise that we do not have the power to convert and dedicate men to God. That power belongs to God and He does it by the power of His Holy Spirit.
When we, as men partner with the Holy Spirit, conversion becomes easy because the Holy Spirit Himself will convert, offer and dedicate men to God even as we preach. After dedicating men to God, the dedicated are expected to be faithful to God.
The dedicated must be holy
To be dedicated to God is to be dedicated to His word and will. This means that we no longer live for self but for God. The dedicated now belong to someone else to serve and please that person. It is a holy and royal dedication. Even though we are now slaves of God and righteousness, it is not a bad kind of slavery but holy slavery – slaves of love.
We are His sons and daughters but when the Bible says slaves, it says so because we are still in the flesh and must suffer discomfort in sacrificing our wills and obeying God. It won’t be pleasant to do the will of God when the cost can be so tedious and uncomfortable and whether we like it or not, we are to please God as dedicated sons and slaves.
This kind of dedication has the most glorious reward, more wonderful than any human mind can imagine. Jesus showed us the true meaning of dedication and loyalty towards God and He was eventually crowned with glory.
If we allow ourselves to live out the dedication done by the Holy Spirit, we will be richly blessed and crowned with His loving presence here on earth. We will also enjoy glories and pleasures untold in heaven.
The Holy Spirit who dedicated, washed and purified us is still with us to enable us live out that dedicated life. We must keep praying to God and relying on the Holy Spirit our helper to make us victorious in Christ Jesus.
A very long time ago, I was in a dream and was trying to climb over a wall. The wall was very high and difficult to climb. I became very frustrated and gave a tired sigh before giving up. Suddenly, a man walked up to me and said, “ I know the way, I will help you.” Surprised and pleased at the man’s magnanimity, I looked closely at him as I queried, “ Who are you?” He replied, “Grace, my name is grace.” Then I woke up.
His name is Grace
Jesus is the grace of God and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of grace. A lot of Christians have forgotten about grace and are doing things their own way. I know because I was once like that. As a human being the temptation is still present and I constantly watch my back and examine myself and my doctrines. Also, a lot of false doctrines focus on one thing – self dependence.
Self dependence is not very far away from the devil because the devil is the god of self. self dependence, self promotion self satisfaction at the expense of others is a foundation for devil worship.
Most Churches including orthodox and non orthodox believers have fallen into the error and trap of self dependence without even being aware of it. Most of the visions and revelations that the Lord has given me is for correcting errors and false doctrines in His Church.
Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you from the right way. It is good to receive inner strength from God’s grace, and not by obeying rules about foods; those who obey these rules have not been helped by them. Hebrews 13:9
Guard against turning back from the grace of God. Let no one become like a bitter plant that grows up and causes many troubles with its poison. Hebrews 12:15
The Lord Himself kept correcting and teaching me until I became much more submissive. It is certainly human nature to forget about grace and rely on ourselves but that is not the will of God. If we could do it and experience God by our own effort, Jesus would not have died for us and we would not have been given the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of grace as a gift.
What, then, of those who despise the Son of God? who treat as a cheap thing the blood of God’s covenant which purified them from sin? who insult the Spirit of grace? Just think how much worse is the punishment they will deserve! Hebrews 10:29
Jesus as the grace of God is a need that we can never deny. Everything comes by Him and through Him and without Him – the grace of God, we can do nothing. We can continue trying to climb high walls and mountains by our own effort but that is a road to futility.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” John 6:65
God wants us to depend completely on Him for our needs because we have a high priest that is able to meet our needs. He made and designed us that way. Paul had this secret and he utilised it to get to become the mature believer that he was on earth. God even permitted thorns to afflict Paul in order to make Him more dependent on His grace.
But to keep me from being puffed up with pride because of the many wonderful things I saw, I was given a painful physical ailment, which acts as Satan’s messenger to beat me and keep me from being proud. Three times I prayed to the Lord about this and asked him to take it away. But his answer was: “My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak.” I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ’s power over me. I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7
His grace is all we need
His grace is all we need and it is only the wisdom of God that will teach us and make us realise this. The Bible says that we should ask for wisdom is if we lack it. His strength is perfected in weakness because it is in the place of weakness that we hear God better.
God permits weakness to give us the revelation of self awareness. It is a gift and a grace in itself. Most of the visions and revelations I have had, have been when I was in difficult places. As I matured and knew the way, God took away the difficult places because there was no longer any need for me to be in “ Spiritual Prison.”
The weakness that Paul experienced enabled Him to keep humble and remain in the place of self awareness – man’s power is of no use. A lot of deceived people are the way they are because they have not experienced the kind of weakness that leads to self awareness. They exalt themselves because of money, fame, power, success and influence. They keep thinking they are great and look down on God until they die and find themselves at the gates of hell. Hell is a place of absolute weakness. It is better for us to know our true condition as human beings on earth than to realise our true condition and powerlessness in hell.
Self dependence leads to frustrations
In the very vision that I described above, I stated that I became frustrated after a while. That is what happens in reality in our daily lives as Christians. If we are frustrated by failures in our Christian lives and lack of spiritual growth then God is trying to tell us something. He is letting us know that we need to depend more on Him and His grace to get the the pinnacle of the “Christian Experience.”
Self dependence is pride
It is pride that leads to self dependence and the Bible tells us that God resist the proud but gives grace to the humble. When we become humble by true self assessment and realisation of our need for God’s grace, we will keep praying and asking for more grace and God who is faithful will provide great grace. He is the God of all grace. No matter the level and type of grace that we need, God is ever willing and ready to meet us at our point of need.
But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:
He knows the way
Jesus is the way and knows the way. He is the one that can tell us how to climb the tallest walls and mountains. He is the one that will tell us the root of our problems and the solutions to our problem. He will also tell and teach us us how to become mature Christians by His wisdom. He definitely knows the way and He is waiting for us to come closer to Him to learn more about “The Way.”
He can Help us
He is our helper. He said to me, “I know the way and I will help you.” All I needed to do was ask for his help and depend on Him completely. We all need to realise that the Holy Spirit is our helper. If we ignore Him, He will ignore us and if we invite Him, He is ever ready to help us.
Several times in the past I have found myself in visions and trances where I asked the Lord, “Lord, why are you ignoring me.” These were periods when I was not enjoying deep fellowships with the Lord and not hearing Him the way I was used to hearing Him. They were periods of spiritual dryness. The Lord would reply me and say, “you are the one ignoring Me.” I would come out of the trance and vision and admit that I was the one ignoring Him.
If we draw close to Him, He will draw close to us. I was ignoring Him by not depending on Him, spending long hours with Him or talking to Him. Yes, the Lord loves it when we talk to Him even if we think He is not hearing or responding to us. He loves it. This is a separate topic that I will talk about in another post.
Throne of Grace
Grace is so paramount that the throne of God is called the throne of grace. It is that grace that helps us to be victorious in our Christian lives. Grace comes from the mercy of God and Jesus is also the mercy of God. May we never ignore the throne of grace and keep approaching God’s throne in prayer everyday day.
Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it. Hebrews 4:16
We must continue growing in grace
Grace is in levels and we must continue growing in grace and not give up until we get to a place of all grace and great grace. The apostles enjoyed great grace upon them and Jesus was full of grace. If Jesus and the apostles needed grace, we also need grace and we must keep climbing the mountain and tower of grace until we get to the top. At the top of that Holy Mountain is where we will enjoy glory, power and touch precious stones.
We will swim and dance constantly in the living water. He will become our soap and perfume, constantly cleansing us, purifying us, protecting us and empowering us. At the holy mountain of great grace, we will constantly bathe and soak in the latter rain.
But continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory, now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18
Brethren, let us realise that Jesus is the grace of God and depend on Him – “God’s Grace” completely. That is the only way to victory in Christ.
Some weeks ago, I was lying down and suddenly the Lord said to me, “ the atheists are strangling America.” I was not thinking about America, atheists or anything related to this revelation. Sometimes I would be thinking about something and the Lord would speak into my mind concerning that very thing I was meditating on but this was not the case in this revelation.
I believe the Lord wants the atheist to hear this message. Their ideologies have taken over a lot of things including entertainment, media and politics and their constantly increasing arrogance is unmatched. They might think they are wise and smart but they are causing harm and bringing judgement on America.
The atheists need to know this – they cannot reject and spit at the face of their creator without repercussions. They insult God daily by their utterances, practices and validation of sins and abominations.
The Lord is on His Holy Throne and sees all that goes on, on earth. I pray that more people reject atheism to love, honour and cherish God. I also pray that the atheists in America realise that they are strangling America and causing harm to God’s own country. God loves America and all that America is today is because the Lord decreed it.
Atheists and all men are breathing because God permits it. May the atheists in America and all atheists realise this truth and learn how to be grateful and loving towards God.
May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
The Holy Spirit is the only one that can renew our minds and make us grow our hope. God is the only source of hope and it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that our hope can grow. He is also the power that enables our faith and love to grow.
A lot of people unfortunately rely on themselves for their hope, faith and love to grow but that is pride. Faith, hope and love come through God’s grace and God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud. The proud are people who lack self awareness as a result of spiritual blindness. They have been deceived and programmed to rely on themselves and ignore God and His grace.
We get no credit for having faith, hope and love because they are given and sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you want to be filled with hope, you must meditate on the scriptures, pray and depend on God who is the source of hope to help you and fill you. He must takeover and we must reduce. When the Holy Spirit controls our minds, we will be empowered to think His thoughts and have the mind of Christ.
May the God of hope enable our hope grow to maturity and also transform our image from glory to glory.
Now, however, we are free from the Law, because we died to that which once held us prisoners. No longer do we serve in the old way of a written law, but in the new way of the Spirit. Romans 7:6
The Holy Spirit is the new way because He is the Spirit Of Jesus Christ and Jesus is the way. He is the way to Heaven. The new way of the Spirit is a way that is decreed, ordered and guided by the Holy Spirit. The new law is the law of Christ and it is also the new way of the Holy Spirit. His voice is also part of the new way. Our ability to walk in the word of God and the voice and direction of the Holy Spirit is the way that leads to victory in Christ.
We must make conscious and deliberate effort to walk in the new way of the Holy Spirit. Walking in the Spirit is not an option but a must for every believer. Failure to walk in the Spirit will only bring defeat, Judgement and sorrow.
Walking in holiness and righteousness is the new way of the Spirit. That is why we received the Holy Spirit. He is the one that produces godliness and holiness in us by circumcising our hearts.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
Walking in sin is against the way of the Spirit. That is the direct opposite of walking in the Holy Spirit. Walking in false doctrines and man made laws is the devil’s way that leads to hell.
The Spirit gives life and walking in Him guarantees life. If we don’t walk in Him we can find ourselves battling with sin, death and judgement even though we have received life. Because He is the only source of righteousness and holiness so we must depend on Him to bear fruits in us.
The new way of the Spirit is a precious way. May we constantly abide in this glorious way of the Holy Spirit.
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud,But gives grace to the humble.“ (1 Peter 5:5 NKJV)
Grace is still very much available. God sits on the throne of grace waiting to shower us with grace. Our success as Christians depends on the level of the grace we are enjoying. Jesus was filled with grace and Mary was full of grace. Paul was also blessed with extraordinary grace.
The only way to be filled with grace is by humility, desire and prayer. We need to realise that we need grace day by day until we get to a place of all grace. When we get to the place of all grace, great grace will come upon us by the power of the Holy Spirit and we will be crowned with all ability to fulfil the word of God and God’s plan for our lives.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.1 Peter 5:10
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
And so with deep affection they will pray for you because of the extraordinary grace God has shown you. 2 Corinthians 9:14 Good News Translation
And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. 2 Corinthians 9:14 New Living Translation
We can only receive great and abundant grace by diligence and asking. Jesus said we must ask in order to receive. If we do not ask we will not receive. We must never assume that we will just receive things from the throne of God without effort and prayer. The lazy lifestyle of receiving things without effort is for pagans not Christians.
Pagans depend on luck and we depend on grace. What they call luck is actually secret human blood. Blessings come after forgiveness and it is only human blood that purifies and achieves forgiveness that is why Jesus had to become human to set us free with His blood. Human blood removes temporal punishments but cannot remove eternal punishment in hell. The blood of Jesus removes both the temporal and eternal punishments for sin.
The foundation of every pagan religion is “the secret” of human blood cloaked, shrouded, hidden and dressed up in the cover of idolatry, alters, images, physical objects and incantations. The foundation of true Christianity is the blood of Jesus.
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Hebrews 9:22
Pagans including orthodox “christian” pagans have priests who constantly offer human blood on their behalf so they can have good things even when they don’t pray or honour God. That is why they are so arrogant and utter blasphemies against God – I know because I was sacrificed in a orthodox “Christian” pagan religion. The Lord Himself permitted me to learn their deep secrets. I was able to pass through the fire in their alters and come out alive because “an Evangelist cannot be sacrificed” and “the gifts and callings of God are irrevocable.”
The Lord spoke to me and said, ” no one has ever been able to come out of the fire of that alter alive to tell their story.” The intensity and ferocity of the fire of that alter is so fierce and destructive that I cannot even begin to explain it – let it be a story for another day. All I can say is that I was ravaged beyond description but my experience led me into a place of deep intimacy with the Lord.
He has also consoled me beyond words. I will never trade the intimacy and fellowship I have with Him for anything in the world – He is my happiness, comfort, consolation and joy. In the past when I complained bitterly about the battery as I said, “Lord, I am so battered, so battered.” He replied me and promised, “I will console you.” The truth is that Christians should depend on grace. and never envy those who do not know God but are successful. It is wiser to know the foundation of people and things you admire – all that glitters is not gold.
Brethren, Christianity is not for the lazy and idle. It is for the fervent and zealous who burn with fire for the Lord. We must keep climbing the Holy Mountain of grace without tiredness and lukewarmness. When we get to the top of that Holy Mountain of all grace, life will become very joyful and exciting because of the Holy Ghost upon us with the fullness of His grace.
May we persistently seek all grace with perseverance and humility until we are at the top of the Holy Mountain where glory rules.