Wait!

Where are you? 

 

"Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!" (Luke 17:1). 

 

Jesus is the door (John 10) into God's Way. 

 

It is easy to come to the door, but that is not the ultimate or end, rather it is the beginning of the journey.  

As Christians, we are expected not only to go through the door, but to continue further into the life behind the door.  

 

Many have turned back after going through the door because of the life behind it.; a challenging life, full of trials and persecutions; a thing God hates.   

 

"Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him." (Hebrews 10:38). 

 

Walking in the way of God while on earth makes you an enemy of the world. 

 

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

 

Walking with God makes you a candidate of trials and persecutions. 

 

How you react in the dark tunnels of tribulation would tell if you are matured for promotion into the next level or not.  

As you pass through the fire of affliction, would you change, mangled from what you profess to be (Christian),? Do you loose your saltiness and drop every goodness? Or do you maintain who you are?  

 

Spiritually it tells if you are on top of or below the trial mark. 

 

Adam fell beneath the trial mark when he dropped every goodness by blaming Eve, refusing to take responsibility; even when given a second chance.

 

Cain, reacted violently when God asked him for his brother Abel. Even when God made him know He knew what he had done, there was no remorse or goodness in him.

 

Abram, Called to walk with God, could not retain the word of God when the pressure of childlessness became too great for him. He followed his wife’s advice and acted like the “culture” of the people. God “killed” Abram, and called forth Abraham.

 

Elijah lost his ministry to Elisha, when he allowed despair to change him from a man of Faith to a man of fear.

 

Hezekiah, went through a trial when on the issue of the ambassadors from Babylon, God left him to see what he would do. He got carried away by fame and affluence and could not repent of going into friendship with the enemy.

 

The list is endless!

 

However, despite all he went through, from the pit to slavery and prison, did not stop doing good. He remained on top of his trials.

 

Moses, shamefully ejected from Egypt, could have charged against God for not giving him support when he tried to “liberate” Israel; walked the serpent and scorpions infested desert. Yet, in his hunger and weakness, the good in him could still be seen as he fought for the helpless daughters of Jethro.

 

Jeremiah, was tempted to drop the will of God, and quit the ministry to go into business. But no; he had to be the man God wanted him to be.

 

Steven forgave his killers, despite the pain he went through.

 

Our ultimate example, Jesus, went through a battle at Gethsemane. A trial that made His sweat as droplets of blood. And on the cross, with all the pain, refused to change from Whom God wanted Him to be.

 

When trials come, do you lose your saltiness and change from good to bad

 

 


 

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” - Eph 3:20 (KJV)

 

God can do much more than we can ever ask or think!

 

But why are we not experiencing it?

 

The power in you! God can work only to the extent of His power in you!

You and I are the limitations to God’s work in our lives.

 

How can we grow this power?

 

First we need to know what the power is.

 

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” - Heb 1:3 (KJV)

 

His Word or plan has been set in motion and things unfold accordingly. He does not need to come uttering His voice every time for things to move. No. All things are upheld by the “Word (that came) of His power.”

 

Joel tells us that whosoever carries out His word is powerful!

 

“….. for he is strong that executeth his word.” - Joel 2:11b (KJV)

 

The word of God we retain is His power in us!

 

So we should:

 

(1)   Digest His word for it is the source of Faith.

 

No amount of tongue-talking can produce faith. Yes; tongues can build Faith, but not produce it! Faith comes only by the Word!

 

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” - Romans 10:17 (KJV)

 

(2)   Pray from your heart!

 

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” - Jude 1:20 (KJV)

 

 

The revelation that comes from the Word should inspire you to pray not just with your lips but from the overflow of the heart!

 

“My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue.” - Psalms 39:3 (KJV)

 

Beloved, build yourself and see God do for you, beyond your wildest imaginations!

Our God is awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

A THING MONEY CANNOT BUY!!!



"The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute." (Proverbs 12:24).


Success in whatever you have chosen to do, does not come without a price. Nothing in life is free! Even Salvation cost God and Jesus something.

How much are you willing to pay for success?


You have to be willing and obedient to eat the fruit of the land.


"If ye are willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:" (Isaiah 1:19).


Success is expensive and if you want it, you have to pay for it!

The price to pay for success is nothing but a resolute determination. A mountainous determination to succeed is the price to pay. A strong desire to counter disgrace poverty, failure, misfortune, etc, must be put in motion day and night; in thought and in deed.


A resolute determination is a mixture of desire and expectation.


I read a story of people engaged in a week long prayer asking for rain. On the last day of the programme the Minister suddenly realized that not a single person, including himself, came with an umbrella all through the days of the programme. There was no burning desire!

It takes a desperate desire to succeed!


"He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich." (Proverbs 10:4).


Diligence means hard work. A person who works hard is a diligent person. Laziness, idleness, is not tolerated by a diligent person.


Poverty, like a vagabond, stalks everyone. It takes diligence, hard work, to keep it at bay.

A diligent person does not need "motivation" to work! Joseph was diligent in the house of Portipher; he did every available and undone work that came to his attention. He needed no external motivation to work. His motivation was from inside. A diligent person works for himself, even if employed. He works almost round the clock, consumed with the passion of the work. He places value on the work and derives satisfaction when work is done and done excellently; this fulfillment, the satisfaction that follows a work well done is what he values more than the financial reward.

May we learn to look beyond financial reward and see the worth of the inner reward; a thing money cannot buy!

"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed." (Proverbs 13:20).



Time is the basic wealth that God gave to man.

We spend time in exchange for money; what we call salary. We spend time for what we want to be; a thing we call education.


Time helps shape who we are and what we become. We spend time with friends. Yes, we become like them! A man is the product of what he did with his time, and the company he spends his time with.

What we become or achieve in life depends on what company we keep; the friends we keep. "Show me your friend and I'll tell you who you are."


Multitudes of people have been brought to ruin by bad company.

Some people have no plan or vision; nowhere to go, no dream or ambition. If you keep company with them, they will kill your time: the wealth you came to the world with!


If you have to get somewhere in life, don't company with fools!


HOW TO KNOW FOOLS?


"These six things doth the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren." (Proverbs 6:16-19).


(1) a proud person: one that looks down on others.

(2) a liar: a peddler of lies: never known to tell the truth.

(3) a murderer: a person who kill either with weapons or with the tongue.

(4) an evil plotter: one whose mind constantly devises wickedness.

(5) an evil executor: one not capable of wicked imaginations but delight to hastily carry out devised wicked plans.

(6) a perverter of justice: one who knowingly stands as witness in cases he/she knows nothing about, just to pervert justice.

(7) a destroyer of friendship: someone who carry evil stories from one person to another just to destroy relationships.


God calls these people fools, and indeed anyone that keeps their company.


Stay away from them, remember:


"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers." (Psalms 1:1).

End-time Hypocrisy



I am appalled, and more than that, I am fuming at the hypocrisy being exhibited. The Federal Government set up and fund the NFA, yet have no control over her. Reason: she belongs to "another Federation" - FIFA. While the Church, neither set up nor funded by the Federal Government, and belonging also to another kingdom, is gradually being brought under its control!

This is a spiritual Kingdom for crying out loud! A kingdom that human intellect cannot understand and consequently should not subject under its system. Jesus Christ is the founder, builder and Sole Administrator of His Church.


"And I say also to thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18).


It is not a democratic body but a "deocracy",  He alone sets up Leaders (Pastors).


"And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, next miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of languages." (1 Corinthians 12:28).


And alone, has the power of time; how long a leader should be at a given "Mansion" (John 14) of His house - the Church.


"And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power." (Acts 1:7).


He alone reserves the power of judgment over how useful a Leader is, and when to remove same.


Human mind and might no matter how powerful or highly placed SHOULD NOT remove by means of secular law, a Leader set up by spiritual law; by the owner of the Church!!

This is an insult to my God and a raping of my Faith!

Are we not to draw a line between the natural and the spiritual kingdoms by giving to Ceaser what is Ceaser's and to God what is rightly His? Or has the Kingdom of our Lord now become the kingdom of this world?

Yes, I acknowledge that the Law should protect the interest of its citizens but the issue of Time or duration of Church leadership is God's exclusive reserve!

That is the reason I said my Faith, belief, is under attack! You do not compel a Spiritual Leader to go, even with the rule of Secular Law whereas Spiritual Law put them there!! The spiritual is something the natural man cannot understand; so why dabble into and interfere in something you cannot understand or have right over? No matter how good secular law may be, it has NO JURISDICTION over the spiritual! How can you terminate an appointment you did not give? Or sack someone you did not employ? He that pays the piper dictates the tune. The Lord gives and the Lord takes. He alone employs and terminates spiritual appointment; not man!!

They have no jurisdiction over the NFA, a secular body they set up, yet here they are exerting influence upon a spiritual body; a trespass!!

My grouse however,  is directed at our spiritual leaders who for years, have been winning and dining with the Government, swallowing hook, line and sinker every interference of the same into matters of the Kingdom. Certainly, the monster they created has matured and come to hunt them and everyone in this spiritual Kingdom.

The world has always wanted to rule over the Church. and make her its own.

Jesus told Pilate, "you can have no power over me."

But what should we do? We go to the scripture. The Church has been producing martyrs, however the end-time Church, like the early Church, would produce more martyrs: those not ready to compromise their faith.

"And white robes were given to every one of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:11).


Beloved, lets not deny our Lord and Kingdom just to save our life. The end-time persecution is taking a higher dimension. This is the time when "they that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits".


Our God is still alive, his grace is ever abundantly available. The early Church grew and thrived with persecution. God is set not only to grow but revive His Church if we are willing and obedient to stand firm.

We may have made a mistake, this is the second chance given us to prove our faith.   

The early Church went underground to avoid interference from the secular world. 

We do not go underground today because of freedom of worship, but we must not forget that the desire of the world to rule over the Church is still there. The pressure may be gruesome, God has released greater grace to carry us through the tough times.

May that grace not be in vain.

Shalom

When Men Expect You To Die.


"And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza to this day. And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me? So David brought not the ark to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that he had." - 1 Chronicles 13:10-14


David led the children of Israel to bring the Ark of Covenant back to Jerusalem after God had dealt with the Philistians who captured the Ark.

Israel rejoiced to go receive the Ark. It was an elaborate praise session, a time of jubilation never before recorded in the history of the Kingdom.

The jubilation was punctuated however by God's anger upon Uzzah, whom He killed. I can imagine the players of instruments suddenly stop, singers stopped singing, dancers stopped dancing and all movements ceased. Mouths opened wide as they looked with bewilderment from the lifeless body of their kinsman, colleague and friend, to another bewildered face. Gradually, as the bewilderment turned to confusion, they turned to David with fear written all over their faces.

Sheepishly, he equally looked around at the elders present, then at the Levites, noting that all eyes were on him for direction. 


His gaze went back to the Ark. It looked harmless but has proven to be deadly. Momentarily, he remembered how the Ark dealt with the Philistians, how it broke the neck of dagon, how it brought pestilence and diseases to any Philistian city it was taken, how it directed the animal it was placed upon till it entered the land of Israel, and now Uzzah. No, this must not go with him to Jerusalem. It could wipe out every life there. No; since the Ark has become a killer it should be left in the house of an insignificant man, one whose death may not so matter.

But who could such a man be? He lifted his gaze from the Ark and there was Obededom, a Levite whose house was just around the corner, off the bush path.

"Obededom".

"My lord", the man answered walking to the king. He perhaps needs some advice, he thought.

"You are a Levite, right?"  The king asked.

"Yes my lord."

"The Ark is you people's business, not mine. Take care of it." Even if it kills you, he added to himself.


Perhaps Obededom would have abandoned it too. But the king gave the command for it to taken to his house. He was speechless. Reluctantly, out of fear of the Ark, the Levites turned and wheeled the cart to the house of Obededom.

He couldn't complain, despite the look of pity and apprehension on the faces of his friends and colleagues.

His death sentence has been passed by the king.

With unsteady steps, and head bowed, he followed after his colleagues who wheeled the cart bearing the Ark. Of the others, no one looked at his direction. They looked from the corner of their eyes, avoiding his eyes. They looked at him from behind, to see him for the last time.

Why him? Obededom's mind was agoge with questions. What explanation would he give his wife? That the lot fell on him to die for the kingdom? That the king subjected him to death "by the Ark?" What offence could have warranted this? He was not the only Levite there. Why him? Tears flowed freely down his cheeks. It must be because of his poverty. Did the scripture not say the destruction of the poor is their poverty?


There are certain situations and things you cannot run away from because our King and Lord commands it. People may have been used to bring about the inconvenience and life-threatening situations, in your home, Marriage, job, business, etc. Don't complain! Don't murmur! There is a reward and the labour of the righteous shall never be in vain!

Obededom did not know that blessing was coming. Everything God permitted to come your way is for a purpose; to fulfil the good plan of God for you.

People may have their plan for and opinion of you. They can push you with counsel or command, who to marry, what to do, where to go or where to live. And when you refuse because it is your life and decision to make, they expect evil to befall you.

Something happened in a certain Assembly where my wife and I had served for years. Over one year, the Lord told it to the pastor that a family would be leaving but did not tell him the family. In good faith, we all, church members, including ourselves, prayed for the family; that God would uphold them in the faith wherever He might lead them. It turned out to be my family. The pastor was distraught that we were leaving! All the church members suddenly became hostile to us! These were people that seemed to celebrate us, suddenly becoming hostile? "Dangerous" prayers and prophecies were released against us. But glory to God, "a curse curseless" shall not come! The "brethren" looked out to see us suffer afflictions and beg for food! But God is God!! What if we did not pray for the family for over one year? And what if God had revealed the family earlier? I still shudder when i think of this!

From corners and windows, they would peep like rats though holes, into your home, job, ministry, health and business as though they genuinely care! They would laugh and make mockery like Sanballat and Tobiah against Nehemiah and others.

  

But their expectation shall be cut off! And rather than see you fall, they will see you rise, getting better and better, in Jesus Name! Amen!


When people force things unjustly against you, they move you to the place of blessing! God can use the devil to push you to that place, that is why you should learn to give God thanks in all things; knowing that all things "worketh together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to His purpose"!

Look at Joseph. It was his brothers that pushed him. What about Jephtah, it was his brothers. For Mordecai, it was an enemy. For Obededom, it was his king!

Nevertheless, in all it was still God working! That is why you should not hate those who push, persecute or despitefully use you! The devil will tell you to be angry at them, hate them, pray against them, curse them. But no; that is not the way of the Lord.

God allows them to push you. So that with what they push you through, He gives you a testimony, which He uses to shame them.

The Ark of Covenant stayed with the family of Obededom for a period of three months, within which time the Lord blessed him. Rather than kill him as men expected, God blessed him. When people refuse to make time and room for God out of their busy schedule, make God the possessor of all you represent and He will overwhelm you with blessings. Obededom made room for the Ark, he gave time and attention to God, and three months transformed his status.

Obviously, David must have kept a close watch to see what would befall Obededom; though he got busy with other things, his ears must have itched to hear of his death but was disappointed. Many who are watching and listening for evil concerning you shall be put to shame.

I believe this disappointed expectation was what prompted David to make further research into the Ark and Uzzah case. He was not so sure of God's presence and love anymore, but when he “perceived” ( 1Chronicles 14:2), that God was still faithful to him, he looked deeper into the case, located their mistake which prompted him to prepare a place for the Ark and confessed that non but the Levites ought to carry the Ark of God.

"And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister to him for ever." - 1 Chronicles 15:1-2.


Knowing that the Ark did not malfunction, but proved God to be faithful, David removed the it from Obededom’s house to the place prepared for it in the City of Jerusalem.

Obededom must have learnt a big lesson; that God would bless anyone who stands with Him, even when men expect such to die.

Remain true to Him.

Shalom

Jacob wrestles the Angel
DAY JACOB SAW THE SUN



"And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh." (Genesis 32:30-31).


Running from his brother Esau,  Jacob was left alone, he encountered the Lord and wrestled with Him. This was the day Jacob "saw God face to face". Yet we know no man can see God and survive.


"And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." (Exodus 33:20).


So what could he mean?

This was the day he "saw" God's plan for him and accepted it; the day he made his ways right before the Lord: the day he got born-again.

All his life he had been controlled by situations and circumstances, and what people thought about him. He lived in the paradise of other people's imagination, consequently he ended up supplanting his brother, deceived his father and cheated his uncle. He was on his way to inherit God's possession (Canaan)  pronounced on him by their father, Isaac. Indirectly, he was going to possess God's gift by manipulation. Yes, God had him in mind for that land but not through lying and deception. He connived with his mother to lie to his father; certainly God cannot be in a lie, this was not His way! Again, no unclean thing can inherit the possession of God.


"And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called, The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the way-faring men, though fools, shall not err therein." (Isaiah 35:8).


"Who shall ascend upon the hill of the LORD? and who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation."  -Psalms 24:3-5.


This was a land that God chose for Himself before the foundation of the world to be His headquarters on earth; a land that rejected and "vomiteth" the inhabitants whose ways were not right with God.


This was the land Jacob, in his carnal, "fleshly" nature was going to inherit.


God does not change; in nature and in principle. Jacob had to be stopped: hence the wrestle with the angel; in which Jacob was brought down "dead" while "Israel" came to life. Jacob did not inherit Canaan, because of his supplanting nature; Israel did!


After this experience with the angel, he became transformed, he became changed, he became a brand new man.


"Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17.



 


For the first time in his life, he noticed the Sun rise upon him. This was no ordinary sun, but the Sun of righteousness (Malachi), giving approval of the new man who has come to know the Lord for himself: a man who now has power "of agreement" with God to enter Canaan and possess it. For the first time, he saw himself in a different light.

God had been walking with him like He walks with everybody today; to lead, to guide, to protect and to bless. But we have to mend our ways: to agree with Him.


"Can two walk together, except they are agreed?" - Amos 3:3.


The blessing of God does not come by how much we work, even for the Lord: how much we run around, where we go, who we meet or associate with, or by what methods we employ. No. The blessing of God comes by obedience and agreement with Him.


"If ye are willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:" - Isaiah 1:19.


"Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: by this good shall come to thee." - Job 22:21.


The word "acquaint" is old English for "agree". In other words "agree with Him then good shall come." Good comes only when we are in agreement with Him.

"By this" (Websters)

"By that" (Amplified),


Whatever comes outside agreement with Him, does not stay, yet multiplies sorrow.


Jacob was at the verge of losing everything to Esau (a man of the flesh; a man of the world), thanks to God for His mercy, his life was preserved.


If we have to experience not just success but growth: the increase that establishes success, we MUST AGREE with Him. Only by agreement do we have the Sun of righteousness lead us.


"But to you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." Malachi 4:2.


"Breaking forth" and "growing up" are things we pursue everyday, but can only get when the Sun of righteousness rises over us, taking the lead and ordering our affairs.

The Sun rising upon Jacob means he agreed to walk with God in total surrender, led by God. Not like before when God walked with Him; no, it was different now: he walked with God!

His conduct and character changed. He began to see things from a new perspective, his mode of dressing changed, his language and speech changed; all reflecting his new found life in God. Even his manner of walk changed! He began to limp: unable to do certain things he did easily in his former way of living, or should we say he felt ashamed of those deeds and could not indulge in them anymore. However way we interpret it, Jacob became a new creature and old things passed away, paving the way for the new - Israel.


The power to live holy comes, when we surrender to the Lord and agree with Him to drive our life. Let us learn from Jacob so that the sweet fragrance of God "shut" in us would find expression.

Shalom.

  



Divine Judgement


IT WAS NOT SO!


When people flaunt the will of God, judgement will follow.

Judgement starts from having an opinion, taking sides, taking a Decision, through to the consequence of the decision taken.


For every decision there is a result; it could be a good result or a bad result. As Christians we are expected to take "perfect" decisions; decisions that are from the heart of God.


"For from him, and by him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." - Romans 11:36


"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect." - Matthew 5:48.


Jesus tells us to be perfect because God, our Father is perfect. We are extensions of God and should be His exact replica, and especially being made in His "likeness."


Abraham was perfect before God until his episode with Haggar.


"And when Abram was ninety and nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect." - Genesis 17:1.


The rebuke came after he derailed.


Before him was Noah, of whom the bible records:


"These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God." - Genesis 6:9


Noah was recorded as perfect.


Job was another perfect man.


"There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and shunned evil." - Job 1:1.


Being perfect, means being one with God: completely in agreement with Him, fully and willingly submitted to His will and leading.


We are created to be perfect. Adam, before his fall was a perfect man. He knew nothing of right or wrong, of good and evil. He had not eaten of the tree of knowledge, therefore knew nothing of his own, and was wholly dependent on God.


Adam did not know anything about offence or of being offended. He was innocent as the word "innocent". There was no distrust or suspicion. No negative knowledge that would birth negative thought or emotion. Had he such a knowledge he would not have eaten the fruit from Eve. He trusted everything and everyone. The purity of God filled his heart and soul.


Jesus said however, that only One is good: God!


"And he said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." - Matthew 19:17.


He alone should be trusted! He alone should be relied upon!


Adam did not know this!

What a hard lesson for man!

Must we wait until something happens to us before we learn?


Adam made that mistake!

He was like a child who despite the parent's warning drank poison because of its inviting colour.

Look not upon wine while it is red!



As wise people we should learn from Adam's mistake.


TRUST NO OTHER OUTSIDE GOD!


If God asks me to trust you, I will trust you there and then only! I may not trust you some other time until He tells me again to trust you!

I trust you only WHEN God asks me to!

The knowledge of good and evil, right and wrong, came after Adam had eaten the fruit. This was when he began to lay blame and point accusing fingers.


He deviated from divine judgement.

It was no more "bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh", but "the woman you gave me".


This was a clear deviation from God's way of seeing things; God's judgement.

From that day man began to decide for himself what is right and what is wrong,

who is right and who is wrong.


IT WAS NOT SO AT THE BEGINNING!


Being in Christ means a new creature; restored to God's way. We should not judge or go by the way of Adam; the way of death, the way of the world.


Nothing has damaged our Christian testimony more than our trying to be right, demanding our rights and demanding to be treated right! Always ego, ego ego! This is the root of envy, jealousy, unforgiveness, pride, hatred, etc.


Our judgement therefore ought not to be on right and wrong, good and evil, but on the Cross. A surrendered life. A life that willingly humbles itself and knowingly minimises itself; admitting to be but a worm.

Do not assert yourself! Be willing to suffer wrong!


"Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?" - 1 Corinthians 6:7.


A man was on His right. Another man was on His left. He was at the centre.

If you decide on the right, it is man's wisdom. If you decide on the left, it is still man's wisdom.

In-between right and wrong stands the Cross. There on the Cross, at the centre, stands the wisdom of God; there at the centre lies divine judgement.


Hear Isaiah conclude:


"He will delight in obeying the LORD. He will never judge by appearance, false evidence, or hearsay." - Isaiah 11:3.


Let us return to the Way before the fall of Adam.

God gave man 6 days to labour. God's 6days is about Man's 6000years.

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

If from Adam to Abraham is 2000yrs, and Abraham to Jesus is 2000yrs. From the baptism of Jesus in 26 AD to the end of this final dispensation is another 2000years.

This takes us to 2026.

This means the Church age is left with approximately 9yrs!!!! 

This timing corresponds with the time given to Daniel!!!

“Seventy weeks (490 years) are determined upon (1) thy people and (2) thy holy City, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity and to bring in everlasting righteousness and to seal up the vision prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.” - Daniel 9:24 (emphasis mine).


“Thy people” ended with the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD by Titus.

“Thy Holy City” does not refer to the earthly Jerusalem, but to the Church! Transition to the Church era started with the baptism of Jesus in 26AD.

The last decree to rebuild Jerusalem, was given by Suleiman The Magnificent in 1536AD. Add 490 years. (70×7 Dan. 9:24 “Thy Holy City”) to 1536

This takes us to 2026!!!


"Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days." (Daniel 12:12).

The Dome of the Rock, the abomination that causes desolation, that Jesus referred us to in Matthew 24, was set up in 691AD.

Add 691 to 1,335.

It brings us again to year 2026!!!


The frightening thing is that the days shall be shortened!!!!

ARE YOU READY?