The Lord will be your refuge and protection. He will show up when you least expect Him to. You will marvel at the Lord’s goodness and mercy.
1 Why do the nations conspirea]”>[a] and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. 5 He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, 6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father. 8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You will break them with a rod of ironb]”>[b]; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. 12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (Ephesians 1:3 NKJV)
He gave us life, love, forgiveness and eternal blessings. We were once sinners, lost in the world without hope and stumbling around in the dark. God knew from the beginning of time that we would need grace and forgiveness and He gave us grace, mercy, love and forgiveness. He sent His only son to die in our place and He purchased our redemption and delivered us.
But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. 2 Peter 1:9
As redeemed, sanctified children we are free from past errors, mistakes and sins. Death, hell and the grave have been defeated and we have life. Confessed, forsaken sins no longer have power over us.
The only sin that has power over a redeemed child of God is active sins that have not been forsaken and discarded. Praise God there is hope for the hopeless. All we need to do is divorce any active sins that are openings doors of judgement and death into our lives.
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11
For all the brethren struggling with afflictions inherited from the womb or suffering for sins they committed when they were in the world or even sins committed as a believer which has been renounced and forsaken there is a good news. The good news is that, that sin has been destroyed by the blood of Jesus and has no legal power over us..
All we need to do is to keep praying with faith, thanksgiving, praise, worship, and persistence until God uses His mighty power to enforce that freedom and deliverance.
The word of God is superior to all the forces of nature because everything was created through the word of God – when Jesus says yes, no one can say no and His word is yes and Amen. The word of God says we are free, cleansed, washed, sanctified, justified, redeemed and delivered. Praise God!
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men (Psalm 12:8 NKJV)
Vileness With Focus On Sexual Immorality
Humans exalt vileness. Yes, they do and I will tell you how. When humans defend sin and perversion, they are exalting vileness. Men are the ones that make excuses for fornication, adultery and homosexuality. What is the meaning of all this? I really don’t know.
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie (Revelation 22:14 – 22:15 NKJV)
A minister I once knew said to me, ‘fornication is not a sin and is not bad, God can forgive Evangelists anything because of their high calling.’ I shuddered. That is one big lie. I examined his life and found out he lived what he believed and would always make excuses for fornication.
That is the same way that adulterers and homosexuals make excuses for what they practice. Some non homosexuals even make excuses for them and campaign on their behalf but the word of God advises us not to share in the sins of others. We must never make excuses for our sins and the sins of others.
We must not encourage ourselves in our sins and we must not encourage others to keep on sinning, rather it is our obligation to pray for ourselves and others to repent and turn away from sin. That is love. Love is when you know that a certain lifestyle can attract judgement and harm and you enlighten people to desist from actions capable of attracting the judgement of God into their lives. The worst judgement is hell – we must help people escape hell not push people into hell.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Mathew 10:28
If you love the fornicators, adulterers and homosexuals then pray for them. With God, nothing is impossibly. I know for a fact that some homosexuals are victims who were unwittingly sacrificed on the alter of life. They need prayers not encouragement to persist in an abnormal lifestyle. Homosexuality is also some sort of judgement for idol worship, God rejection and refusing to retain knowledge of God.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:21-32
People can disagree with me for saying some of the homosexuals were scarified and get angry but I speak the truth as a an Apostle, prophet, evangelist, and teacher of the good news. The Lord has shown me deep mysteries and shown me the operations of several kingdoms and there are some I cannot even share. Life is a mystery and life is spiritual – if you look at life from the physical perspective without fear of God, you are not wise. James says we must ask for wisdom if we lack wisdom.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. Psalm 111:10
Sin is deeper than we think – it is spiritual. Sinners including homosexuals are victims and slaves in bondage and must be prayed for in love but never encouraged. The unbelievers are permanent slaves while Christians are temporary slaves. When you go out there and march for gay rights as a Christian you are a partaker of something that is not your business. Love everyone and pray for everyone but don’t share in the sins of others. Pray to God for supply of more grace to heal people from every form of sin. Sin is sin and is a perversion of nature and creation.
Very soon some so called Christians will go out there and march for adultery right and fornication right. Mind your own business and pray. Do not march for anything that is against the word of God. When you do that, you are marching against Christ the stone and if Christ decides to fall on you, you won’t be able to bear His weight.
As it is written:
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense,
And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame (Romans 9:33 NKJV)
“And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.” (Matthew 21:44 NKJV)
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
’The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the LORD’s doing,
And it is marvellous in our eyes’ ? (Matthew 21:42 NKJV)
We Christians must stop giving God bad name by our actions. We must decide whom to follow and stop being in between and lukewarm.
Sin is not the problem, pride and attitude is the problem. There is no sin that God does not forgive. We must not claim to know more that God. If God calls something a sin, we must accept it and agree with that word. Humility is agreements with the truth. When we oppose what he has said out of stubbornness and pride, that is where the real problem lies.
Just as Eve believed that God lied to her and believed the devil, when we reject what God has said concerning homosexuality and sin we become opposers, criticisers and judges of God – that is the real problem. We become haters of the word of God and God.
Even if at one time we judged Christ according to human standards, we no longer do so. 2 Corinthians 5:16
The blood of Jesus already set us free, it is our pride and stubbornness that destroys us not the sin. Why? If we admit and agree that we sinned or that fornication, adultery and homosexuality are sins, and sincerely plead with God for help and grace in humility, God is so loving, kind and gracious that He embraces us with extraordinary love. It is the hatred of the word of God that grieves God. Hatred of the word of God is hatred of Jesus.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelation 19:13
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.” James 4:6
When we oppose and contradict the word of God, we are dragging and contesting superiority with God, and that is the real problem.
Our mindset is what grieves God. Brethren, if you claim to be a Christian and a lover of Christ – the word of God, do not defend any thing that has been labelled a sin by the word of God even lying and gossiping that look like they are little compared to murder. Sin is sin and must be denounced and rejected publicly and vigorously.
Sin is nothing and less than nothing – we must look at sin as inferior to the blood of Jesus. When we put sin in its proper place, the desire and temptation will die.
If I fall into any kind of sin, I don’t pamper that sin or make excuses for it. I admit it before God, ask for forgiveness and ask for grace to completely eradicate it from my life – that is what God expects. Ultimately, we must get to a place of maturity where sin becomes alien to us. That is God’s expectation and desire. He hates lukewarmness and halfhearted devotion.
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16
The urge for any sin can die, by the grace of God and the blood of Jesus, if we decide to let go of that urge and not glorify the urge or evil desire. All God wants is admission, repentance and humility.
Only acknowledge your guilt– you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favours to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me,'” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 3:33
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.
Are you ashamed of your state and sin, run to Jesus. He understands every struggle with homosexuality, fornication and adultery. He is waiting with love and arms opened wide to hug you and heal your broken heart. Yes, it is broken heartedness that leads to evil desires. Once He fills you up, and you feel complete and whole, you won’t have those desires again.
Recently the Lord appeared to me and my white garment was stained. I had not spent the usual number of hours that he commanded me to spend each day with Him because of certain events beyond my control that needed my attention.
In the vision I talked with Him and told him I love him. I was a bit far from Him and He said, ‘my love come to me.’ I went closer and He looked so handsome and I said, ‘Daddy! My father, please I need you, don’t deny me yourself because I can’t live without you. Come upon me, ‘ He did, and I started speaking in tongues as I exclaimed, ‘you are handsome, so handsome! You are the most handsome man I have ever seen and I don’t look good.’ I bent my head in shame and I could not look Him in the face. He put his palm under my chin to raise it up so I could look at Him. ‘I understand weakness,’ He said tenderly and lovingly with great compassion. Then I prayed, ‘please give me the me the grace to be loyal to you always.’ I also made some specific requests concerning my assignment and ministry and I finished with , ‘ I love you.’
I came out of the vision and His words kept on ringing and echoing in my mind. He understands weakness. He was so loving and so compassionate that I was energised and invigorated to come out of my weakness. I went back to my normal routine of spending hours in His presence and my garment became white again.
The Lord commanded me to denounce sin everywhere so it is my obligation before God to denounce idolatry, fornication, adultery, homosexuality and every other sin in line with that command. I do it out of love for humanity and man. I believe that every Christian owes it to Christ who saved them to denounce sin and not pamper sin.
If we do that, combined with prayer, the captives of the mighty will be delivered and the world will be a better place with less evil and less divine judgement.
The Lord Himself understands weakness and our struggles with fornication, adultery and homosexuality. He was tempted too but He did not sin. We must fight off sin because our great compassionate big Daddy is here to help us win the battle against sin. We must not hug and pamper any sin including homosexuality.
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. Hebrews 12:4
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)
A son of sin is the one who believes in gay rights, loves the sin and approves of it without any desire to repent or ask for help. The slave is the one who struggles with sin including homosexuality and is ashamed. The slave repents and asks for help while the son sees nothing wrong with it.
A son of sin campaigns for gay rights and spits at the face of Christ. The son is the one who hates Christians and anyone who dares to tell him to change his lifestyle. The slave will go to heaven through the blood of Jesus because of his humility and the son will go to hell because of his pride. Christians who commit sin and are remorseful will be saved.
Christians who are trapped in sin and seeking God will be saved even by the destruction of the same flesh that is drawing them into destruction. Christians who persist in sins are handed over to the devil for the destruction of the flesh so that they can be saved in the day of the Lord. Judgement also begins in the house of God and that judgement should lead to godly sorrow.
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgement in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,ab so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 5: 1-5
Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme. 1 Timothy 1:18-20
For it is time for judgement to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10
Vileness must never be exalted by the sons of men – it is pathetic and sad when men exalt and pamper vileness. It is simply ugly and profound in its ugliness and it is a road to nowhere.
The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. John 14:26
The Holy Spirit makes us remember the word of God. The worst thing that can happen to anyone is to forget the word of God. Is it possible for a human being to forget food or water? Is it wise to forget that thing that keeps you alive? When we forget the word of God, we fall into mistakes and sins. We also loose faith, love, and hope. It is the word of God that builds us up and makes us whole.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
We Have To Keep Looking
If we keep looking into the perfect law – the word of God, He will help us retain and not forget the word. However, we need to keep looking so that He can help us. If we never read our Bibles, it becomes harder to retain and easier to forget the word of God
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it–not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it–they will be blessed in what they do. James 1:25
It is the Holy Spirit that plants those thoughts in our minds that tell us to pick up the Bible and read. The Holy Spirit has spoken so many scriptures to me in times that I needed comfort and encouragement. I will mention two scriptures from the many scriptures that He has spoken to me.
Some years back, I was in an Air plane, and we had a long one hour queue and traffic waiting to take off from LaGuardia to Atlanta. I was drifting in and out of sleep, terribly bored by the long queue, as planes were taking off every one and half minute. As we patiently waited for our turn to take off, the Holy Spirit said to me, ‘He who started a good work in you will complete it.’ He also said some other time, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’
He quotes and refreshes relevant and right scriptures into our minds for maximum impact according to our situation and circumstance. If you are always sad, He will tell you to be grateful and rejoice in the Lord always. If your are always restless and busy without time for Him, He will tell you to be still and know that He is God.
Anytime a holy inspiration or thought enters our mind, it is by grace. We need to respond to those holy nudges and not ignore His voice. If we ignore those promptings that we have that encourage us to fellowship with the Holy Spirit and read the Bible, after a while, our hearts will deaden and harden up and we won’t hear Him often or we might even stop hearing Him. Not because He is not talking but because we have hardened and deadened our hearts. But He never leaves us or forsakes us.
After a while, He comes back to remind us of His word again. He keeps working in us and never gives up on His beloved children. He can also use judgement to make us reverse from dead paths to hear His voice. He will quote scriptures into our hearts and remind us of things He told us in the past.
Praise God, we have a faithful helper who reminds us of God’s words.
Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. (Romans 11:22 ESV)
God’s kindness and severity. Some translations say kindness and sternness. A lot of people know that God is kind but they do not understand His sternness. We are advised to continue in His kindness. This means that we can actually discontinue in His kindness and reverse to begin walking in God’s sternness.
To really know someone and love someone you must appreciate everything about that person. I have always prayed for God’s kindness and tender-mercy to come upon me even as I remain unshaken that I have received His mercy as a redeemed Child. I am also aware of His sternness and judgement.
To know God as a kind and stern God is to know Him as the Lion and Lamb, deliverer and judge. I know a lot of people prefer unbalanced teachings that only talk about the kindness of God but pretend that we can’t offend God and attribute everything to the devil. It is man that is the problem not the devil.
We are the ones who have free wills and we are the ones who grieve God and sin. The devil remains constant and changeless in evil and God remains constant and changeless in good. But man is the one that has variations and varies or changes. Every time we change in the wrong direction towards evil, we mess up the world and create imbalance.
Additionally, we attract judgement. This judgement is the sternness of God. Every change is from man who is not constant and causes changes in the spiritual world and we feel those changes on earth as both negative and positive. We activate the changes, we are the cause. We attract curses or judgement by our actions and inactions. If every man on earth was constant in goodness and love, there will no sin, evil and judgement on this earth.
That is why Paul is telling us about the kindness and sternness of God. He is telling us so that we lean towards His kindness and refuse to provoke His sternness. Just as earthly fathers can be stern to their silly wayward children, God can be stern to His silly children and His haters. Yes, there are some people who hate God, it is sad but true.
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents. Romans 1:20
You are no more intelligent than the others,” Jesus said to them. “Don’t you understand? Nothing that goes into you from the outside can really make you unclean. Mark 7:18
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7 NKJV)
Anytime we fall short in understanding the word of God, we exhibit some level of spiritual silliness. When we refuse to fear God, that is a confirmation of silliness. Jesus was full of wisdom, understanding and truth and He demonstrated His wisdom by constantly having the fear of the Lord. It is the fear of the Lord that reminds us of the sternness of God even as we cling to His kindness in great love and appreciation.
Therefore, we must appreciate who God is and constantly seek to please Him.
Points to note.
1. God is always good and never bad
2. The devil is always bad and never good
3. Man is sometimes good and sometimes bad
4. The devil has no freewill
5, Man has a freewill
6. Man is the cause of evil when he partners with the devil. The devil needs mans cooperation.
7. God is always blameless in judgement
8. God disciplines his children
9. God permits tests and trials
10. God cannot temp anyone to commit sin
11. Temptation comes from the human nature and the devil is the tempter
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Hebrews 12:6
because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Proverbs 3:12
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent (Revelation 3:19 NKJV)
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things. Isiah 45:7
Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. (Revelation 2:22 NKJV)
I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. (Revelation 2:23 NKJV)
Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. (Revelation 3:3 NKJV)
The Holy Spirit is the one who cleanses our garments and makes them white. He said, “buy from me white garments to hide your shameful nakedness,” and He also said, “if you have ears hear what the Spirit says.” We are to buy that garment from the Holy Spirit by letting go of the flesh with its thoughts and desires and accepting and embracing the thoughts of the Holy Spirit which is ‘ the word of God.’ We must embrace Jesus, the word of God.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelation 19:3
I had this vision a long time ago when I was still behind in my journey to the mountaintop of grace, faith, love and maturity in Christ. We were many students in a hostel all busy with different activities. I was on my bed in the hostel when all of a sudden, a group of men with a leader came to take me away by force.
I immediately knew they were taking me to a place of torture so I began pleading, “ please don’t torture me, please don’t take me away.” The head of the group who had a stern face and was not good looking then said to me, “ Did you not hear that you are supposed to be putting on your white garment?” I shook my head in amazement. “No I did not hear, please I will put on my white garment, don’t torture me.” Then he gave me a very ugly look.
He looked at me from my feet to my head and from my head to my feet with a nasty sneer. Then he said, “look at you, you and your stomach problem.” Then I exclaimed in shock and disbelief, wondering how he knew about my stomach problem, “how did you know I have a stomach problem!” and he replied, “I know, I know, Satan has been dealing with you.” Then he left me and I came out of the vision.
Everyone in that hostel were students of the word of God, who were not putting on their white garments. They were living in disobedience and were facing all sorts of trials until they repent and put on their white garments. The white garment is for purity and the word of God is pure seven times refined. If we judge ourselves and purify ourselves with the word of God, there won’t be any need to pass us through the fire of tests and trials.
The purpose of the fire of tests and trials is purity which means putting on the word of God or the white garment. If we are purified in the word of God, the purpose of purity is achieved in us and the cleansing fire will no longer hurt us but it will baptise us.
I am sure the meaning of this vision is clear but so many truths are embedded in it. They are:
1, We must put on our white garments – the word of a God
2. I opened the door to torture by not putting on my white garment – the word of God
3. We are all students of the word of God
4. God is sovereign over Satan. Even though Satan was dealing with me, God permitted it. The root cause of my torture was spiritual deafness, stubbornness and inability to put on the word of God.
5. When I showed willingness to put on the white garment or the word of God, the tormentors left me.
6. Demons or tormentors believe in God and the word of God. Do not be deceived, it is man that does not believe in God, the word of God and defies the word of God. Man also sometimes partially believes the word of God. Do you believe that there is only one God? Good! The demons also believe—and tremble with fear.James 2:19, And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him (Matthew 18:34 NKJV)
7. God is not satisfied with partial acceptance of His word. All those students of the word of God were believers but partial believers of the word of God. They had not embraced the whole counsel of the word of God. They did not have thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Acts 20:27
8. Did you not hear? Where was I supposed to hear this command or announcement of putting on the white garment from? The answer is my Bible. I must read my Bible, pay close attention to the instructions and follow those instructions.
At that time a Jew named Apollos, who had been born in Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent speaker and had a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. Acts 18:24
Ezra was a scholar with a thorough knowledge of the Law which the Lord, the God of Israel, had given to Moses. Because Ezra had the blessing of the Lord his God, the emperor gave him everything he asked for. In the seventh year of the reign of Artaxerxes, Ezra set out from Babylonia for Jerusalem with a group of Israelites which included priests, Levites, Temple musicians, Temple guards, and workers. Ezra 7:6-7
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. (Revelation 3:18 NKJV)
You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. (Revelation 3:4 NKJV)
“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (Revelation 3:5 NKJV)
We are supposed to constantly put on our white garments, failure to do that will result in judgement because judgement begins in the house of God. God does not joke with faith, love, cleanness and purity.
It is so vital and imperative to put on our white garments. The Holy Spirit is the only one who can make our garments clean by constantly leading us, reminding us of the word of God and planting His words in our hearts. After cleansing our thoughts and actions, He decorates us with white garments.
Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and many people were brought to the Lord. Acts 11:24
No one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit so this Scripture speaks for itself. Can we really confess the word of God without the help of the Holy Spirit? Can we say, “ I am redeemed, the blood of Jesus set me free” without the Holy Spirit? Faith comes from the Holy Spirit because He is the spirit of faith, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. He is the one who makes us understand the word of God.
Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:3
He writes God’s laws in our hearts. He plants His words or thoughts deep into our hearts. These words are seeds that are supposed to grow and produce faith. When He plants those words, we can vomit them or even reject them. The words can also be aborted by the cares of this world and weeds living in our hearts.
The weeds are unhealthy false doctrines that choke the life out of the word of God already growing in us.Then He starts again and keeps planting until our spirits are able to accept, digest and retain His Holy words that produce faith.
He teaches us as the perfect teacher. He keeps teaching us and eliminating confusion until we fall in line with His words. John 16:13 says that the Holy Spirit is the one who will lead us into all truth.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
Understanding precedes faith
The entrance of His word or light gives understanding. He enables understanding as we meditate. If we meditate on the word of God, the Lord will enable us to understand. When the word penetrates deep into our hearts and stays there without abortion, understanding is the result. Understanding precedes faith. Anyone who has understanding of the good news, will definitely have faith and be joyful. Fear will also fly out of the window.
Think about what I am saying, because the Lord will enable you to understand it all. 2 Timothy 2:7
I do this in order that they may be filled with courage and may be drawn together in love, and so have the full wealth of assurance which true understanding brings. In this way they will know God’s secret, which is Christ himself. Colossians 2:2
The steps of the righteous are ordered of God. God will have to reorganise and rearrange our thoughts before our actions can be in line with His ways. The thoughts of the righteous are ordered of God
Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him, but he disappeared from their sight. Luke 24:31
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, Luke 24:45
Paul planted and Apollos watered but God enables and causes the seed to grow. Let the word of God dwell richly in us. It is only when our hearts are filled with the word of God, especially the good news of salvation that we are saved. We are already saved but if we do not cling to the word of God and obey it, we won’t actualise that salvation on earth, even though it is a Spiritual Law and reality in God’s eyes. We need to accept the word of God with meekness so that we can grow up and be saved.
I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 1 Corinthians 3:6
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 1 Peter 2:2
In the parable of the sower, a good soil is the soil that has been softened by the power of God. It is God that breaks the heart and softens it to accept the word of God.
Many years ago, I did not know the meaning of faith and I was very far away from understanding the word of God. I knew God and loved Him but I did not understand His word. I believed in Him as a good God. However, the word of God was not living in my heart. The Lord spoke to me and said, ‘ faith is a way of understanding, faith is confidence.’
Then I had a vision of a seed falling on my heart and it was bouncing off my heart. Then the Lord said, ‘it is falling on a hard surface.’ The damage to my heart was caused by all the false doctrines I had been hearing from childhood catechism.
When I came out of the vision I quickly opened my Bible to the parable of the sower which I knew but did not understand. That vision showed me that my heart was a hard stony surface, incapable of accepting and assimilating the word of God. That was when I started digging and digging for the hidden treasure and bit by bit the Holy Spirit taught me the good news.
In another vision, the Lord suddenly asked me, ‘ Now, what is the message?’ I replied, ‘is it not about sins and how we pay for our sins.’ Then the Lord responded in exasperation, ‘no! Don’t you see? You can’t pay for your sins.’ All my life from when I was a little kid, I was taught that I had to pay for my sins and suffer the temporal punishments due to sin. That teaching went deep into my soul to my spirit and caused a lot of havoc.
I defeated myself by believing I had to pay for my sins. How can God help the one who stubbornly believes he must pay for his sins even after Jesus paid for those sin? The only way God can help him is to reverse that unholy doctrine and psychology. You must reject lies to enjoy freedom. Only the truth can set us free.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducee’s.” Matthew 15:6
The conclusion is this : I am saved by the blood of Jesus. I do not have to to pay for my sins because Jesus paid for my sins. This is the good news and it is a spiritual law – it is the message. If I reject this good news and do not accept it with meekness, I have insulted the Spirit of grace, despised Jesus and looked down on the blood of Jesus. I will end up not delivered physically, not because God did not deliver me, but because I rejected the good news and refused to rejoice in my salvation.
If I accept the good news of salvation, rejoice in it, thank God and celebrate Jesus, I will end up experiencing deliverance if I cling to that good news and do not give up or turn back into unbelief. When lots wife turned back, she turned into a pillar of salt.
When we turn back in our journey of faith or reject the good news of salvation, we also end up suffering the penalty for unbelief. The penalty is this; if you don’t believe that the blood of Jesus saved you from temporal punishments for sins, your sins remain it terms of temporal punishments. You will go to heaven as a practising Christian who believes in Jesus and is running towards heaven and has rejected and renounced sin but you will struggle here on earth.
If you don’t believe that the blood of Jesus set you free from both temporal and eternal punishments, you will suffer the temporal punishments on earth and suffer the eternal punishments for your sins in hell. That is the conclusion.
The Holy Ghost then, is the one who can help us erase and eradicate the poison of unbelief. We must let Him uproot and erase every weed of false doctrine in our hearts so that the good news is not choked to expulsion. Those weeds are the contrary thoughts and imaginations fighting against the word of God in our souls. We must keep on depending on Him until we have full assurance of salvation without any shadow of doubt.
The glory for faith goes to the Holy Spirit. He will never share His glory. I was thinking to myself a long time ago, and thought to myself, ‘this happened and that happened until I discovered the truth.’ then unexpectedly, the Holy Spirit interjected into my thoughts and said, ‘I told you.’ Then I reflected on what He said and realised He was so right and I was so wrong. He told me and taught me faith and truth. I did not discover. He had to correct me because the glory goes to Him. Without Him we can know nothing and do nothing. Glory to God!
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of grace, truth, wisdom, glory, mercy, might, counsel, fear of the Lord, understanding, and knowledge; Jesus had all these in abundance. No wonder He was so successful. Unlike most humans, as Jesus grew, He grew in body and Spirit. His body did not leave His spirit behind when he was growing.
He ran His race with His body and Spirit, while a lot of believers are running faster than their spirits or running with just their bodies. In their spiritual lives, there is a massive disconnect between their bodies and spirits. By the time that they realise they left their spirits somewhere in the valley and decide to go back and unite with their spirits, a lot of mistakes would have been made. but glory to God, it is never too late to walk in the spirit with our spirits. Better late than never.
Jesus ran with His body and Spirit. That explains His great extraordinary life. He was filled and crowned with extraordinary and extravagant grace. He had limitless supply of the Holy Spirit.
“Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, the one I love, and with whom I am pleased. I will send my Spirit upon him, and he will announce my judgement to the nations. Matthew 11:2
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. (Isaiah 11:2 NKJV)
For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. John 3:34
For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, Philippians 1:19
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:13
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Luke 2:52
The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel. Luke 1:80
Jesus had all the attributes of God made available to Him by the presence of the Holy Spirit on and with Him. He was filled with favour and grace. Imagine a human being filled with grace, what a wonder. Jesus as a human, was greatly endowed and decorated with grace. That grace gave Him all the ability that He needed and it came through the Spirit of grace that was constantly with Him.
The Holy Spirit was His Holy companion so He was constantly successful. If Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to be effective and successful, then it is imperative that we realise that we cannot succeed without constant great supply of the Holy Spirit. He is our help and success and we need great grace upon us.
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
I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. (1 Corinthians 5:9 NKJV)
But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner – not even to eat with such a person. (1 Corinthians 5:11 NKJV)
But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.“ (1 Corinthians 5:13 NKJV)
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness, believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:14- 6:16 NKJV)
A so called believer can be an idol worshipper. He or she can also be very sexually immoral. Paul warns against such believers – they are unbelieving believers. These are very serious Scriptures that are often overlooked. Some will contradict and twist the word of God by saying that we should not judge.
Paul is clearly telling us not to fellowship with the sexually immoral and idolaters. The reason is not given but if it is not dangerous to us, the Holy Spirit would not have given us these instructions through Paul. Paul also warned about fellowship with idol worshippers in general.
Some years ago, the Holy Spirit clearly spoke to me and told me not to be intimate or close to people who worship idols for instance, people who use enchanted magical objects and materials like holy water, holy or anointed oil, anointed handkerchiefs, prayer beads, etc.
We are sometimes shy when we describe things, but the Holy Spirit is never shy in description and word. He said to me. “If you keep being intimate with them, their idols will rape you over and over again and steal your glory and blessings.”
Now think of this revelation. That was when I understood that no instruction in the scripture is a joke. We might not understand it but it is always for our own good and protection. Idolaters are spiritually unclean and their uncleanness rubs off us even when we are not aware of it.
The Lord said to me, “I always wear white garment and your garment must always be clean and white. I never put on dirty garment.” He also told me never to put on black or red spiritual garment. Because I am a prophet, I can clearly see when the colour of my inner garment has changed.
If I am visiting a friend who is an idol worshipper, I can clearly see the demons change my inner garment to black. Then I fellowship hard with the Holy Spirit and He changes my garment back to white, then the demons or idols stubbornly change it back to black. and the perplexing cycle continues because I am breaking a serious spiritual principle, key or law. The environment becomes a hostile environment, not favourable to a true believer.
The only option I have is to leave that polluted environment. In such a conflicting environment, the harder I pray, the more the demons fight back. The Holy Spirit actually opens my eyes to show me exactly how ugly their savior demon idols are. If idol worshippers can have even very little idea of how ugly and disgusting their demon idols are, they will flee idolatry. No joke.
The home, the outer temple is very important in sustaining the presence of Christ in the inner temple, our hearts. Our environments need to be spiritually clean. The only way that that house can be filled with the glory of God is for the owner of the house to renounce and give up the idols. The persons will must yield and accept the gospel and the Holy Spirit. Without that, the house becomes a battle ground where two different worshippers clash and meet.
If we fellowship and are intimate with people who worship idols, they have demons attached to their aura – this makes them unclean. Because they are temples of idols or demons, when we fellowship with them, their uncleanness will rub off on us and we will get stained by their demons or idols. The demons can replicate themselves and attach themselves to our aura. They leave their imprint, footstep, stain, poo or urine on our aura. Their poo or urine is their dirty aura.
They can be acquaintances but not intimate friends. Intimacy is reserved for very loyal, loving friends who do not worship thieves and killers. Idols are spiritual thieves, killers and blood and glory suckers. The only bad intimate friend that Jesus had, betrayed Him by selling Him to the people that killed Him.
Fellowship with idolaters opens the door to afflictions. Jesus carefully selected His apostles then selected His inner circle – Peter, James and John – The ones that loved Him like crazy. Love is very important in life because it nourishes and protects the spirit of the beloved. We must not be careless or foolish.
The Lord Himself thought me these principles of fellowship and love. Surround yourself with people who really love you and care for you. Do not allow people who hate you or who are disloyal or indifferent into your inner circle. Do not allow idol worshippers or the sexually immoral who have defiled their temples into your inner circle.
The above Scriptures are very important to God, not because they will help God but because they will help us. We must not be unequally yoked with idol worshippers, if we want to remain clean and affliction free.
We must cherish our white garments and and avoid any thing or sin that will stain them. I am not saying that it is easy, however we must persist in remaining clean by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. Persistence, patience and perseverance will surely lead us to the mountain top if we don’t give up.
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: “and the rain descended “and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:24- 7:27 NKJV)
In this Scripture, Jesus is stressing the importance of building our lives on the word of God. So it is all about hearing the word of God and doing it. It is very possible to hear the word of God everyday and refuse to do it.
It is very possible to be in Church everyday like the pews and chairs in church and refuse to change. Inanimate objects remain constant just as stone hearts remain constant. Only the power of God can break and change stone hearts – that is, if we are willing and cry out for grace.
Nobody can force anyone to practice the word of God and God does not force us. We have to decide that we love God enough to desire, treasure and practice His word.
The Bible describes us as being slaves of righteousness. This means that even though we have a free will to obey or disobey, we must obey. It is just like having a free will to eat poison, yet most rational beings will not take poison so as to preserve their lives and keep living.
Righteousness is not a choice but a mandate and a commandment – we have a choice but we really have no choice but to obey because disobedience is judgement and death.
not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Ephesians 6:6
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:18
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24
Sin is spiritual poison – we are free to eat spiritual poison but spiritual wisdom will warn you not to try it because sin when it is full blown leads to death. It kills and is a killer.
The root cause of judgement or death is sin. God who is the author of life does not cause death and Satan does not cause death because he has to take permission from God before he can test us, tempt us or afflict us. He took permission from God to test Peter. Death comes from the sinful nature of man – period.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat. Luke 22:31
If God is testing us it means that there is an unfinished work in us. The purpose of testing is to purify our faith so if we determine to be purified and not give up on our journey to spiritual maturity, we will get to a state that is acceptable to God. We will never be perfect like God is but if we are mature and acceptable in our ways before God, God will regard us as perfect.
Remember God called Job blameless – it means that Job was acceptable to God in his ways. God boasted with Job and the Bible also boasted about Elijah being a man with passions like ours yet he stopped rain for three and half years. These men were exceptional.
When we disregard the word of God, a fall or many falls await us because our lives are built on chaff instead of the rock. In that state, a wind or wave can knock us down and leave us spiritually breathless. We become wells without water and trees without leaves. We become dry and empty.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
The word of God is bread and water to our soul. May God give us the wisdom to desire and practice the word of God so that our souls will grow and be saved. May the word of God dwell richly in us.