Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
(Psalm 43:3 NLT)
Light and truth will lead us to God’s holy mountain. On that mountain, His glory dwells. Without light and truth, we will not be able to experience the glory of God. If you are not experiencing the glory of God, you need to pray for more light and truth. The word of God is light and the word of God is truth.
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalm 119:130
The entrance of His word gives light. When the word of God enters your heart you will have understanding, light and truth. It is that understanding that brings about the conviction necessary to walk in God’s ways and please Him. As we please Him and fellowship with Him, the Holy Spirit will lead us to His holy mountain.
May God’s light and truth be abundant upon us in Jesus name.
And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. (Romans 11:26 NKJV)
Jesus did not just deliver us and stop there – He is our constant deliverer. He delivers and He saves. That is why He came. We have a mighty deliverer who is higher than the heavens and is supreme over all of creation. We are truly blessed indeed.
Do you need deliverance or healing today? Reach out in faith to your deliverer and seek God’s face. Our mighty deliverer will definitely hear your silent or loud cries for deliverance.
Now unto him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1:24 – 25 KJV)
God alone is able to keep us from stumbling and make us faultless. If the Bible says He can, then He can, and we need to believe this word or else we make God out to be a liar. Some believers do not believe that we can be blameless or faultless but we can and it is a function of God’s grace not our power. The blood of Jesus already made us perfect, blameless and faultless but we need to grow into the fullness of our inheritance.
Jesus died so that we can die to sin and live for righteousness – complete righteousness. Some people who have gone off balance with the Faith Message love to contradict any message on works, holiness and righteousness but they are misled. Even the proponents of the faith message will tell you that faith works by love and that if you are not in line with God’s will, your faith will not work. I am an avid reader so even when I was very young, I read most of Kenneth Hagin’s books and did a lot of critical analysis, evaluation and reasoning. I noticed so many contradictions in a lot of Christian books and messages so I became cautious.
After a while, I stopped reading Christian Books and focused exclusively on the Scriptures. That was when the Holy Spirit started exposing Scriptures directly to me in line with my calling. Clarity came from focusing on the word of God, the Holy Spirit and prayer. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and He teaches us with the Scripture. If you examine the Scriptures closely, you will notice that both faith and works are very important. Jesus and Paul had both – they never traded one for the other. That is balance.
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Revelation 3:2
So that you may be innocent and pure as God’s perfect children, who live in a world of corrupt and sinful people. You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky. Philippians 2:15
In the final analysis and conclusion, God loves faith and He also loves works and wants our works to be perfect. He wants our faith to be complete and He also wants our walk, work, obedience and righteousness to be complete. He wants us to put on the whole counsel of the word of God and the complete armor of God. He does not want us to reject or look down on any armor.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Mathew 5:6
He is willing and eager to make us blameless and faultless. All He needs, is our faith in His grace and ability and our dependence on Him. He wants complete and absolute surrender. He also wants passion, hunger and eagerness. He wants us to hunger and thirst for righteousness so that we will be filled with grace.
May grace mercy and peace be ours in full measure.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:5-8
The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God’s blessings were upon him. Luke 2:40
Jesus grew both in body and in wisdom, gaining favor with God and people. Luke 2:52
I have always loved James 1:5. The Bible advises us to ask for wisdom in faith without doubting. Wisdom is the foundation for a successful Christian life. Jesus Himself was full of wisdom and is the wisdom of God. It is only God that gives wisdom and He can never deny anyone that craves and asks for wisdom in faith. We simply have to keep digging for the hidden treasure.
So then, friends, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and we will put them in charge of this matter. Acts 6:3
But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom that when he spoke, they could not refute him. Acts 6:10
Wisdom is a hidden treasure that leads to another hidden treasure – the manifest presence of God. Jesus Himself is that hidden treasure. He is the wisdom of God, the glory of God and the mercy of God. He is the visible likeness of the invincible God. People think that visible likeness of the invincible God refers only to when He appeared on earth. The Bible used the word is. That means He is not He was.
But for those whom God has called, both Jews and Gentiles, this message is Christ, who is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24
The glory of God is the visible likeness of the invincible God. We cannot see God but we can see His glory – Jesus. We can touch, feel, taste and experience the glory of God with our spirits in the spirit world. The glory of God appears and disappears in the spirit world. If we are in the physical and see the glory of God, it is our spiritual eyes that are seeing what is happening in the spiritual world.
Anytime you see the glory of God you have seen Jesus. That is why He said that we must eat Him and drink Him in order to have life. To eat Him and drink Him means to experience His glory or manifest presence.
Without wisdom, we will not know how to pray or experience that glory. So you see how important wisdom is. Wisdom is given to us as we read the word of God and pray for wisdom, revelation and understanding. The word of God is both the written word and the voice of God spoken directly through the Holy Spirit to us. It is the Holy Spirit that gives wisdom. He is also the one that explains, interpreters and gives meaning to the written word.
Those who do not have the Holy Spirit are the ones that misquote the written word as they deviate into false doctrines, occult practices, magic and occultism. In the same way that Satan misquoted and twisted the word of God while tempting Jesus, he still employs the same tactic. He twists and perverts the scriptures and gets men to misquote and misinterpret the word of God while engaging in the most heinous crimes.
Idolatry is the abomination of abominations because it works hand in hand with murder. The murder is done spiritually without any physical trace or evidence and the practitioners look innocent on the outside but are worse than the worst physical murderers. It’s foundation is human blood and flesh. A lot of false Christians are practicing idolatry while quoting the word of God. Those who have the Holy Spirit are the ones that worship Him in Spirit and in truth – they reject falsehood, magic and demon worship because they know the Holy Spirit and the truth. They do not use human sense or reasoning to interpret the written word.
For this reason we have always prayed for you, ever since we heard about you. We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will, with all the wisdom and understanding that his Spirit gives. Colossians 1:9
Without a personal knowledge and experience of God through His wisdom, we will not be successful Christians and we will find it difficult getting to the mountaintop of His glory.
And went back to his hometown. He taught in the synagogue, and those who heard him were amazed. “Where did he get such wisdom?” they asked. “And what about his miracles? Mathew 13:54
On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue. Many people were there; and when they heard him, they were all amazed. “Where did he get all this?” they asked. “What wisdom is this that has been given him? How does he perform miracles? Mark 6:2
May we all keep praying for wisdom. Wisdom is known by its fruits. You will know that you have wisdom when you are filled with the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the manifest presence of God. Wisdom is measured by result. It is the highest form of emotional intelligence but it is even higher than emotional intelligence. It is intelligence in every aspect of life and existence.
Intelligence is not measured by wealth, physical blessings and academic excellence. I have personally come across some people that are extremely intelligent but without academic excellence and I have also come across some people with academic excellence and brilliance but without emotional intelligence and other forms of intelligence. All they have is book intelligence. Some people have been deceived into believing that the most physically blessed, educated and prosperous pastors have the most wisdom and intelligence. By doing that, they look down on the principles of God and are walking on worldly wisdom.
The pastors they listen to end up teaching them worldly wisdom and they wonder why they can not be like the apostles of old. If the apostles of old were worldly minded and silly like some of today’s Christians, they would have judged Jesus by mere physical and worldly standard. They would have assessed His level of material wealth, blessings and educational excellence and refused to listen to Him. Some Christians of today will not listen to you if you do not have wife or children. Thank God those apostles of old were not like today’s Christians. Jesus was a carpenter without the highest physical educational qualification, money and physical blessings.
Paul had very high physical, educational qualifications but he was not wealthy or swimming in physical blessing. He did not even have wife or children. Jesus and Paul had one thing that differentiated them – the Holy Spirit and super wisdom and spiritual intelligence. They were taught and educated spiritually by the Holy Spirit. Spiritual education transcends and controls the physical world with all its forms of wisdom and education. Spiritual eduction is targeted towards life preservation, enhancement and love. This is not the type of intelligence that comes from going to the best schools. It is the type that comes from God and God can give it to the most educated and the most uneducated.
Emotional intelligence is shown in all the fruits of the Holy Spirit but when you have mastered the art of praying down the glory of God in addition to the fruits of the Holy Spirit, that is a higher form of intelligence and existence but it must be built on the foundation of emotional intelligence and the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
A man who claims to have power or the manifestations of the Holy Spirit without a healed character and the fruits of the Holy Spirit in abundance is a liar. He is not manifesting the Holy Spirit but demonic power. I believe that those people that Jesus told, “go away from me, I do not know you” were manifesting demonic power using the name of Jesus like what is happening today.
They were not true believers but pretenders. They had “faith” without corresponding actions – they had false faith. They were not doing the will of God and were not filled with the fruits of the Holy Spirit. They acquired power but not God’s power. Some might even have been deceived into thinking that they were manifesting the power of God but they were not godly, faithful or walking in the word of God and wisdom.
Jesus and Paul were men of wisdom and we can see the external manifestations of that wisdom through the fruits of the Holy Spirit and manifest presence of God upon their lives.
When the Son of Man came, he ate and drank, and everyone said, ‘Look at this man! He is a glutton and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!’ God’s wisdom, however, is shown to be true by its results.” Matthew 11:19
Jesus said that people quote a proverb “physician heal yourself.” A wise person who goes around preaching and teaching will have a healed character which is the greatest evidence of wisdom. A wiser person will have a healed character and the manifest presence of God because He also knows how to pray for the manifestation of the Holy Spirit – that also requires wisdom.
An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Titus 1:6
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach (1 Timothy 3:2 NKJV) 1 Timothy 3:2
May God help us never to look down on wisdom or presume that we have it even when we have no results to show for it. May we be humble like little children and constantly pray for wisdom. May we also not doubt but ask in faith because if there is one thing that God can never deny us, and is ardently craving to give us in limitless measure, it is wisdom.
Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28 NKJV)
Jesus gave His life as a ransom for us. He paid the price and set us free. This is a wonderful news that we need to believe and rejoice in. When we believe this good news, and thank God for it, we are expressing our faith. There is need for us to worship God for His great salvation by acts of thanksgiving, love, praise, prayer and obedience. Worship, praise and thanksgiving enable us enter His gates and courts.
They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work. (Titus 1:16 ESV)
Works, actions and fruits reflect and show what is inside us. Humans can profess and confess to know God but not really know God. The human heart is naturally wicked and deceitful even to the owner of that heart. It is not what we say that matters but what we do.
It is very easy to say anything. Some people can lie so much that they can tell any kind of lie without batting their eyelids. Some people are self aware and know that they are pretenders and do not care. However, some people are unaware and self deceived. They keep professing to know God but do not care about their actions because they believe that faith alone will save them. We are saved by faith alone but that faith is a faith that expresses itself in actions, fruits and works. It is not a dead, lifeless, cruel faith. The type that talks and talks but causes harm and destruction everywhere it goes. No – it is not.
Those who have real faith in God, naturally respond to God with thanksgiving, worship, praise and obedience. Their faith might not be perfect or complete but they care to please God and are trying, while depending on God to provide more grace. Many things in life have counterfeit and faith also has fake, false, counterfeit faith. It imitates and mimics the original but it is not. When you study it and look closely, you will discover that is is counterfeit just like counterfeit money.
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17
Women and men lie all the time especially to obtain favors and get what they want. A lot of hearts have been broken by the actions of partners and spouses who claimed to love them. These partners can go to any length to profess their love but display very bad actions towards the people they claim to love. For such people, words and love are just ways of control and winning the game. They trap you with words of love and lies but hurt you without remorse. They are very happy as long as they are getting what they want from you.
Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Mathew 7 : 17 -20
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Mathew 7:21
Humans also play such games with spiritual matters, but fortunately, God can not be deceived, controlled and trapped by falsely expressed words. He sees directly into our hearts and knows our motives and intentions. However, a lot of humans judge by outward appearance and believe that everyone that professes Christ and Christianity is a believer. Wrong – there are many unbelieving believers. Outwardly they pretend to be believers but inwardly they are not believers. They are just pretenders and hypocrites. They are false believers just like false prophets, apostles, teachers, ministers, preachers, and pastors.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6 New Living Translation
Many profess to know God but their fruits, works and actions deny God and oppose Him. These people can end up causing great harm to the undiscerning and unsuspecting. May God help us to detect false Christians, and protect ourselves from them. May God also help those who are self deceived, and open their eyes to make them match their words with their actions, before it is too late.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28 ESV)
For those who refuse to love, respect or honor God, there is one last card – fear. This fear comes from a place of wisdom because it is impossible to escape the judge and judgement after breaking the law. This fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but unfortunately, the devil has blinded many eyes in this era of history.
Some believers will even criticize those who mention hell, and warn people about hell, but the words ” fear Him who can destroy body and soul in Hell ” comes from the lips of Jesus. Nowadays, some believers know more than Jesus or maybe they are deliberately watering down the message to be more acceptable to the world. A lot of people in the world do not want to hear that word hell.
God prefers love and wants humans to see Him as a loving, gracious Father, and love Him. However, a lot of people do not go down that route. God then permit’s fear of Him as a judge. Those who experience this fear experience it as grace from God. This holy fear makes them run to God for shelter and peace. By the time they dwell under His canopy, God begins to give them more grace and revelation of Him as a good, loving, perfect God.
This insight then makes the believer love God with awe, respect, wonder, admiration and reverence. This is a holy fear. The other kind of fear is dread and terror. The holy fear comes from love and wisdom but the dread and terror come from sin and self.
Those who do not have any fear of God at all end up living in fear of the devil and exalt death and destruction over the grace and love of God. I know a lot of believers who came to the Lord through fear or problems. However, today they are filled with love for God and are on fire for God. Even Paul the Apostle was arrested by judgment, power and fear. He was struck blind and had no choice but to obey God and stop the killings. God can use bodily sorrow to make people repent and submit. Every sorrow and judgement attracts fear.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. Romans 13: 1-5
Even in the physical world, the wise ones fear the law and the judge. They might not agree with everything in the law but they still keep the law to avoid the judge and law enforcement officers. Even when they travel to foreign countries, they try to learn their laws and avoid punishment. It is only the not so wise that go to foreign countries and live in ignorance of the law. When they break the law in ignorance and are caught, they end up in prison. At the end of the day, no amount of pleading or begging can save them.
Is it not baffling that those who fear the physical law, scorn and deride the spiritual law that was established to uphold and maintain the life of every human.? The reason for this, is that some people do not believe that there is a spiritual law – they do not also believe in judgement. This leads them to loose every form of fear and respect for God.
Jesus advised that men should fear God. This fear of the Lord is a holy fear that comes from love and respect. It will save men from fear of the devil, demons and hell. When men refuse to fear God, it is inevitable that they end up fearing judgement, death, Hell and destruction. May God fill us with godly fear and respect for Him – the type that leads to obedience.
I wrote about spiritual journeys yesterday and last night from midnight to early hours of the morning, as I was worshiping, the Lord began to give me more visions on spiritual journeys. I have noticed that sometimes, it is what I meditate upon that the Lord uses to give me revelations.
Sometimes, He would tell me what to meditate on or pray for. He would say, “meditate about heaven, pray to me to see heaven, or pray to see me.” If I meditate about Him, He would reveal more of Himself. He wants our hearts and minds to delight in Him and think about Him, His ways, words and His works. We should not meditate about demons and demonic activities. They will only create fear, open doors to bad dreams and deplete your aura and spirit.
The Bus With True Believers
In this vision I saw myself running up a platform to enter a waiting train that would leave at any moment. I jumped into the train very happy that I did not miss it. As I strolled down the aisle of this very beautiful train, I struggled to go to the front seat of the train. I wanted to see the scenery very well. The front seats were occupied, so I sat on the row behind the front seat. I gazed out of the window and there were beautiful long buses flying past me.
The Children At The Refreshment Centre
I gazed at the long beautiful buses all flying past my wondering, bewildered eyes – they were all heading to somewhere.They are much more beautiful in size and appearance than the physical buses – they were very long.
They had the number of kilometers of their destinations written on the sides of the exquisite buses. I read and saw that the number of kilometers was so big that I wondered how a bus could travel that distance. In the physical world, it was not possible. That was when I remembered that I was in a vision in the spiritual world.
As I gazed at the number of kilometers, I realized that the buses were headed towards a spiritual destination- heaven. The train stopped, and I found myself on a bus. The bus was a bus that had believers and there were no children on the bus. Some believers had covered their hair with scarves and some did not. They were all dressed modestly. I sat quietly like every other passenger. I liked the look on their faces.
We travelled and got to a stop for rest and refreshments. The place was so beautiful and I found myself in a section of that refreshment center that had many children. I did not know these children physically but I recognized only one child that I know physically. That refreshment center was so big and beautiful with exquisite ultra modern structures better than most structures on earth. I looked out of the window of the refreshment center and saw a glorious modern scenery with water fountains.
The water from the fountain was purple in color, and I immediately thought that we were in heaven, but as I looked around, I realized that we were not in heaven. Heaven is much more glorious and beautiful than that. I looked up at the sky, and the cloud was purple. That was the presence of the Lord.
I knew that to get into heaven, we would have to pierce through those purple clouds to get to the Kingdom above. As I looked at the fountain again, the water changed back to normal water color. It was no longer purple. It seemed that the purple color had come from the purple cloud in the sky.
As I looked, some of the children at the refreshment center where I was, ran to me in excitement. I asked them, “What are you all doing here?” They replied,”we are on our way to heaven.” And as I wondered about them and their words they continued, “All children go to heaven.” They were all little children, so I believe that they were talking about little children. I was talking with three of the children. The children looked out of the window and saw the beautiful scenery and asked, “ Are we already in heaven?” They had become confused because of the lovely sight.
I replied, “no, but we are on our way there.” After a while, it was time for everyone to go back into their buses. Remember that I was in the section that had only children. The children started going through their gate to get to their own buses. I followed them and said to them, “when you get to Heaven, tell Jesus about me. Tell Him to remember my case.”
They said they would. Then I gave my full name to them. One of the children said my middle name and last name and another child said my first name and last name, but I strongly objected and said my full name to them again. I insisted that they must get my full name right and they did. They said the full name and I was glad. “Use my full name when you tell Jesus about me.”
Then they entered their gate and I started entering their gate with them and they asked, “have you forgotten that this gate is for the children’s buses only? You cannot go beyond this point.” I realized that they were right. I could not get into their gate or enter their buses. Then I came out of the vision.
Brethren, we are all on a spiritual journey. We are pilgrims on earth traveling towards Heaven.” We are all also traveling to a place of spiritual maturity, rest and glory even while still on earth. We can dwell in glory and in Heaven even while living on earth. The Kingdom of Heaven is within us. May we never forget that. May God’s grace lead us into His glorious manifest presence.