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Proverbs 6:6-8 CSB. Go to the ant, you slacker!; observe it’s ways, and be wise. without leader, administrator or ruler. It prepares it’s food in summer. It gathers it’s food in the harvest.

This is the starting point for all human beings within the kingdom of God, work which translates to harvest. In this scripture we are being referred to an ant that is so strategic when it comes to it’s provision. It knows the time to gather and it knows the time to prepare it’s food that will translate to harvest for gathering. This because it has mastered the cycles of being. It doesn’t need a leader to guide it nor does it need an administrator to administer it’s provision. It uses the wisdom of an ant. Isn’t that amazing! Here we are being referred to the wisdom of an ant, as the ones who were given dominion in every way above even that ant. Purely because somehow, laziness has overtaken humanity so much that they have to be referred to the wisdom of an ant. This laziness is so subtle because it comes in different forms, and it’s main contributor being attitude.

PREPARATION

Exodus 34:21 You are to labor [work] six days but you must rest on the seventh day; you must even rest during plowing and harvesting times.

The Israelites while in the wilderness, were told to collect manna for a day for 5 days, but on the 6th day they had to collect double for both 6th and 7th day, even preparation thereof. God blessed and hallowed the 7th day, He declared it a day of rest from normal labor. If we continue reading we see that in the 7th day He declared a fast to Israel. During this fast, He required them to do works of charity; to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke. mhhhh! Then for six days they could go about their business. When this day is dedicated to do the good works of the Lord, He promised His glory to follow them; to hear their cry; to guide their paths; that this one day’s work would qualify as work of righteousness and that work would go before them, they would ride in the heights of the land and eat of the inheritance of Jacob (Is 58). Just one day’s work! So, if we say Jesus is the Sabbath [the Lord of the Sabbath] and the very same Jesus lives in us, what does that say about us? First and foremost, that teaches us that the Sabbath takes care of our needs, only in response to how we treat the Sabbath. Then it tells us that, our work in itself cannot yield anything, but the respect and observance of the Sabbath ensures that whatever work we do, will lead to a harvest. We don’t even need to put aside a day now to do the good works listed in Isaiah 58 and showcased by Jesus. The Lord of the Sabbath Himself did this good work everyday of the week. Therefore, so can we.

The ant does it’s preparation in summer, a season known to be wet and therefore, makes it easy for the ground to absorb the seed. As the water falls on the ground more regularly, the germination process becomes more fruitful. In this case planting is done once and only tilling thereafter applies until harvest time, which is a season after summer. Then harvesting time, it gathers and eat from such until it can plant again and harvest. We have adopted a method of working like elephants and reaping like ants purely because we have our priorities upside down. Neither do we at least have a day set aside to do good works, nor do we contribute to a mission dedicated to do these good works. Instead, seven days of the week we go about our business to take care of our own desires. Yet, Sabbath is the spiritual summer given to all humans to prepare their food. We do not prepare our provision by working hard or hustle hard. Our law in the kingdom is different to that of the world. Our preparation time is the Holy Sabbath, our spiritual summer. It is doing good works for these works are counted as righteous works, and therefore go before us to provoke the Good Lord. It is not your hard work that God counts, but the works of Sabbath. When we master this, we will see how whatever we do will yield to a harvest. It won’t matter your qualification or type of work that you do because this yields a blessing to the work of your hands, whatever that is.

One of the best companies I worked for had two divisions. It was set up to help struggling households depressed by poverty, that’s the first division. A second division was formed to collect funds through investment partnerships. This, so that the program doesn’t rely solely on grants. Few years later, the investments were all that was sustaining the program as well as the two divisions. This organisation was formed as an NPO, but the profits it was making were nothing compared to a company designed for profit making. It had nothing to do with believing in God but just the hunger for charity, to bring change and embetter the lives of others. This is an example of what respecting and observing Sabbath does. It is what Sabbath is about, God helping others through you.

SEED

So you may ask, ‘what happens to someone who would love to do something, but what they wish to do requires money but they have no money to even start?’ 

2 Corinthians 9:10, Now the one who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will also provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

Of course we don’t always have money to contribute or to help us do what we wish. However, in all things, Jesus is our example. He was neither rich nor did He come from a well off family. Because of such, He had no monetary seed to plant. Instead, He was the seed that God planted. If you do not have a monetary seed, become a seed, let God plant you. There are churches that run or do missionary work. There are orphanages, elderly homes, homeless shelters and many more other places you can offer your time for Sabbath. The scripture above says, God will multiply your seed and increase your harvest. Which means that as you offer yourself as a seed, He will give you more or different types of seeds in order to increase your harvest.

John 12:24, Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat (seed) falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.

Sometimes, The Lord gives us a seed in a form of employment or an idea to do something that doesn’t require start up capital. This enabling us to earn some form of an income. This then, becomes our seed to help us gain multiple seeds in order to increase our harvest. However, hunger and troubles have a way of sneaking their way in to pollute the mind and steal the seed. I don’t know how many things, or what thing you’ve heard about a tithe. I do however, want to share with you what The Lord told me it is. It is a seed. A seed that needs to be planted every season in order to produce. When you are a farmer, first you get the seeds of what you want to farm, then farm. At the end of the farming season you harvest. If what you farm requires you to buy more seed in order to farm again, out of what you make you have to set aside money for the seed so that you can continue your farming business. We call this cost of sales. If you eat the seed money, you have literally eaten the business away because you have eaten the core cost that sustains it. When you run your income statement, cost of sales would have been subtracted directly from revenue generated, this excluding other income to give you your gross profit. This is the actual produce of the business. From this produce, the company can now do what it needs to in order to meet it’s other obligations. The principle is the same even with an individual. Your actual earnings are your gross earnings. When you eat the tithe you have literally eaten the seed.

Let’s look at what this does in the famous Malachi 3:10-12

Bring the full tenth into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house.Test me in this way,” says the Lord of Armies. “See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not ruin the produce of your land and your vine in your field will not fail to produce fruit,” says the Lord of Armies.

This heavenly seed

  • enables the provision of food for the house of the Lord, even an individual is the house of the Lord. ‘Know we ye not that your body is the temple of the Lord?’ It is like stocking up your tuck shop, which agrees with it being the cost of sales.
  • releases an outpour of blessings, which literally translates to the multiplication of the seed
  • It provokes God to rebuke the devourer from ruining our produce. The devourer is all about killing, stealing and destroying. This speaks to those problems that always rise closer to you earning your income. The devourer’s aim is to either strip you of the seed, or make sure that you never have enough so you end up eating the seed which kills the produce. So you end up working but never increasing financially, even to a point of losing the income altogether.    
  • It also kills the ‘insects’ that eat the crops, yielding them to a misproduction. A misproduction is an incorrect or bad production. One puts in the work that is way more than what they actually reap. Else, they do the work but don’t receive payment or receive what is not equivalent to the work. 

I know that most of us see this as irrelevant because of the first coming of Christ. However, in the first chapters of Malachi 3, the word tells us of the coming of John, then Christ before it tells us that we must bring in the tithe. I also have not yet come across a verse that tells us that tithing is no longer necessary, so I stand to be corrected if there is one.

The rule of tithing was also set in a way that they be given to the priests who would present them to the Lord. This because they were sanctified and qualified to stand before God, and offerings through them were acceptable. However, Christ removed that pathway, so we could all qualify to present our tithes and offerings directly to God. Mal 3: 3-4 tells us that Christ would purify and purge the priesthood so that the offerings would be made in righteousness, and they would please the Lord. Which means that offerings made in righteousness, carry a certain degree of yield in comparison to the other. More than that, this tells us that the tithe as a seed is the core element of wealth production, next to works of Sabbath. It is our form of production and cost of sales. If we can get that, we are half way through to good harvesting.

THE POOR

One of the biggest instruments used to neutralize the gospel of Christ was the formalization of the church. In the book of Acts, we read that in the time of the Apostles, the synagogue which became because of the increase in numbers never lacked anything. People who wanted to be part of the movement willingly sold their belongings and gave the money to the Apostles, who subsequently distributed the money in good proportions. This including food for the widows, orphans and any other poor. The Deacons were appointed to ensure that this function runs smoothly and without neglect. The poor are very close to God’s heart and scripture tells us that giving to them is like lending to God and He will repay that which is lent. We are also told in Ephesians 4:28 by Paul that we should steal no more, but work so we can have something to give the one in need. Meaning that we cannot in any way forget the poor.

The Lord had structured all this for us in a simple way of tithing. People’s tithes would take care of all this, including the portion of the priests who have no inheritance. However, the formalization of the church took away the portion of the priests, the poor, the orphans and the widows. A huge chunk of this now goes to the running costs of the church. This including the prosperity Pastors whose priority is to enrich themselves. Is this not then the best part of the Lord, giving us the Holy Spirit individually instead of only meeting with God in the temple? For us to be the priesthood in our own individual capacity. Which means that I can now decide to split my tithe in the original way that the Lord structured it. However, before such, I must present it to the Lord.   

OFFERING

There were different types of offerings that Israel was required to make in their time. The two that stand out with relevance in this day is the thanksgiving and the first fruit offerings. Philippians 4:6, says we must make our requests known to God accompanied by thanksgiving. He also says in Psalm 100:4 enter His gates with thanksgiving. This is because coming before God is like coming before a King. No one comes before the king empty handed. You bring gifts and these gifts provoke the king to showcase his own glory by giving the same person gifts. Because of this, it is an advisable thing to bring a thanksgiving offering, even a freewill offering whenever one comes before the Lord. Israel was required to bring their offerings three times a year, in the periods God called them to His presence. They were instructed not to appear before God empty handed (Deut 16:10-17)
      
INVESTMENT

This is the language spoken now in the world by those who have a desire to grow and create wealth. At some point, stock trading was the biggest and ‘easiest’ type of investment which was made accessible to people of ‘all levels’. A lot of us fell for it because of the systems that were being sold to make it seem easy. Now, the biggest thing is investing in Bitcoin. The most unpredictable currency to invest in, a very high risk type of investment. Believe me, if you want to be involved in investments that make real money, have real money. The big players in these investment platforms first made their money mostly in shady ways. Then moved to influence the markets to make more money corruptly. This promotes a mindset of get rich quick, hence so many Ponzi and pyramid schemes. There is no such thing as get rich quick, wealth is built over time and lots of patience. The most stable kind of investments is private equity,  joint ventures, debentures and other debt instruments as well as tangible assets. Instead of property, I’ll say land. With land, it is up to you how you can convert it to income. At the least, foreign currency investment, but with a well recognized banking institution.  I could say trading CFDs also, but that is no different to gambling, although others do it on your behalf.

However, the world is changing very fast. The last thing anyone wants is to be stuck in these passive kind of investments possibly with a huge loss. This changing world will be favoring people with real money. However, that doesn’t mean one should give up or stop saving. There are still those emergency expenses that rise up every now and then. They need to be provided for. It is said that your goal for this kind of investment is 20% of your annual income at the very least. You want a stable and risk free investment for such e.g. fixed term deposit and yes, the interest is low compared to high risk but it guarantees safety on your money.

The bible tells us not to worry about tomorrow, what we will eat or drink for the Father knows what we need even before we ask. Which means God will always provide for our needs. Our attitude with money should never be about getting glory or to hold a status higher than others. It should never be about making us gods above God. Yes, we may, differently want certain lifestyles. Kings had lifestyles different to others and that was ok. But none of that should ever be a drive for you to gain wealth. Kings were entrusted with wealth because many would benefit from it and subsequently, their lifestyle would be taken care of.  Therefore, when you want a King’s wealth, first have a King’s mindset and act it before that wealth comes. That way you can be trusted with that wealth when you continue to demonstrate to God that you can through every little He gives you. This is what today we call business. Many businesses and investments are built on the foundation of earning income passively to sustain wealth and lifestyles, that is why they lack sustainability. However, businesses should be built like kingdoms, on the foundation of servicing  people. That way they will be surrendered to a partnership with the Lord. We have read of what God did for the kingdoms where He was the leading partner.

So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt Let Pharaoh do this: Let him appoint overseers over the land and take a fifth of the harvest of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. Let them gather all the excess food during these good years that are coming. Under Pharaoh’s authority, store the grain in the cities, so they may preserve it a food. The food will be a reserve for the land during the seven years of famine that will take place in the land of Egypt. Then the country will not be wiped out by the famine.” Genesis 41:33-36

There is nowhere in the bible where the Lord tells us to hustle hard or work hard to earn wealth. Instead He tells us not to labor (toil) for wealth. He is the one who gives us the ability (wisdom) to make wealth.

This then is our summary of how we can do things differently in future in order to attract wealth, increase and retain it.  

  • Do the works of Sabbath
  • Plant the heavenly seed
  • Give to the poor (financially disadvantaged)
  • Offer thanksgiving offering and first fruit, even freewill offering
  • Invest in fixed and risk free investments purely for emergencies. If you can afford it, invest in land and other commodities.
  • If you need the wealth of a King, get into business and make God the leading partner, build your kingdom purely to service people, to make their lives better and the Lord will make your life better.  

Believing in God, which Christ preached is not a complex thing as it might be projected. It is just believing that God exists and rewards those who diligently seek Him. We seek Him purely by obeying His law, and that is counted as righteousness as it was with Abraham. It is not enough to just say ‘I believe in Jesus Christ’, to qualify that belief it has to be accompanied by the acts of righteousness – fellowship with Christ. These acts are the ones that yield results.

God bless!



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Love for Christ

The month of August in South Africa is a month in which women are  celebrated. This, founded on a march taken by women on the 9th of August in 1956 to the union buildings, to demand their own rights. That they also should be treated like a living, breathing and fit human being. So, as the magazine we are also celebrating women this month, the daughters of Zion, the lovers and the brides of Christ.

Mary Magdalene, a woman Christ delivered from seven demonic spirits was a lover of Christ. She is the same woman Christ saved from being stoned by the Jews. A sister of Martha, who sat on Jesus’s feet while Martha was busy in the kitchen. The same woman who anointed His feet before crucifixion. She became an intense follower and lover of Christ. The bible tells us that along with others, she ministered to Christ and the Apostles with her resources. She was the first at the grave to look for her master as per the promise of the third day.

Our issue this month is dedicated to this woman, the intense and unapologetic lover of Christ. An imperfect made perfect in love, in Christ. She sees no other, her heart is fully occupied by Christ. He is her beloved and she is His.

May this woman teach us how to have this kind of love for Christ. 

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the fiery serpent

While our norm is to feature a man or woman of God who will give us insights concerning the things of God and of the Spirit. This month we felt it important and significant as it is father’s month, that we should lift up the name of the Lord, our Father who art in heaven. Especially with everything happening this year so unexpectedly.

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life – John 3:14-15. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” – John 12:32

The Lord did not take away the serpents in the wilderness to save Israel. Instead, He called on them to have faith. This year is indeed a year that has and continues to test our faith. We are indeed in a similar position as was Israel during the time of fiery serpents. It’ll take us applying the same concept that worked for Israel to sail through. Looking up to Christ.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. – Numbers 21:8-9

As I was cooking this one day, the Holy Spirit pressed on me to hearken and write what I hear. I will detail below what I heard, then wrote and then discuss it.

“People are patiently and some reluctantly waiting for the covid-19 vaccine. What they do not know is that the vaccine has already arrived. The covid-19 itself is the vaccine. Vaccine for what? Vaccine for the new technology that is being rolled out. Many have been dying before the covid-19 rollout but their deaths not made known to the people instead concealed. These deaths, their stats were used to study the symptoms and ills caused by this technology that in some cases lead to death. The results of this study were used to formulate what is now called a disease covid-19. However this ‘disease’ was created to
– cover up for the new technology
– use as a vaccine, and
– instill fear
1)The new technology is necessary for the evil plan of centralizing the world into one. However, the side effects of this technology will kill people. The enemy doesn’t need a disease to kill people. It has been given the power to kill by the sword; famine and beasts of the earth. He needs as many people possible in the short time he has and having them under the one world gives him an upper hand. Therefore, for the technology to be installed smoothly without fire, the enemy created covid-19 exactly with the same symptoms as the symptoms that come out as a result of this technology’s radiation. Therefore, people would get used to covid-19 as a killer disease and not the new technology.
2) The same covid-19 has been created also as a vaccine. There is no vaccine to come, whatever will come is only air. That is why the spread is so vast and aggressive. People have to be vaccinated against the radiation but how do you vaccinate people without telling them what you are vaccinating them for. Many doctors are arguing that wearing masks, rejecting certain medications and sanitizing are the opposite actions of what should be done to combat the disease. However, the plan is not to combat covid-19, it is to spread it. When you have been subjected to covid-19 you have automatically been vaccinated. Those that have died from the vaccine, would have died from the radiation but the study continues to collect facts. The vaccines come in different strains and so will covid-19.
3) When the whole world is trembling from covid-19 due to people dying. The enemy is gaining tract on his plan. The plan is to cause people to tremble enough. It is to subject them to taking the ‘vaccine’. He will deceive even the elect. The vaccine, the air is only to get many to get tags, the mark of the beast. This only achievable through fear. I have not given the spirit of fear.
Why do nations rage and rulers of the world plan a vain thing? The Lord sits on His throne and indeed will ridicule them. The Lord has spoken.”


Firstly, I give honor and glory to the Most High God, whom by His Spirit gives us understanding and revelation knowledge. The words above are not mine. However, below I will share my understanding of these words…

But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” – Daniel 12:4


COVID-19 THE COVER UP
At the beginning of this pandemic, a lot of information spread through social media. Mostly giving people enlightenment re the 5G technology that has been installed in some places and also under plan to be rolled out. To be honest, I didn’t even know about 5G when this info came. There was a particular message, a recording that circulated on WhatsApp by a certain Pastor that used to work for Vodafone, a revelation. The revelation above on covid-19 as a cover up is only confirming what was revealed through him on 5G. I don’t know about everyone else but I love confirmations. I had to learn the hard way how important they are.

The information on 5G installation and its radiation effects is vast on the internet. I will therefore, not dwell on it.

COVID-19 SPIRIT OF FEAR

I have recently started studying psychology, just to get basic understanding on human behavior. It was interesting to me the first thing I found out just before this revelation came.

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian scientist who investigated the digestive system of dogs by presenting them with meat powder and measuring the amount of saliva they produced. Pavlov found that the dogs began to salivate even before the meat powder was presented as they associated the feeder with the meat powder. This led Pavlov to conclude that the dogs were conditioned to respond to the feeder through the process of classical conditioning.

Classical conditioning: This type of learning involves the repeated association of a previously neutral stimulus [feeder] with an unconditioned stimulus [meat], to elicit a conditioned response [salivate]

Researchers Watson and Raynor wanted to test the idea that fear could be acquired through classical conditioning. Their subject was Little Albert, an eleven-month-old son of a female employee at the clinic. The child’s mother knew nothing about the experiment. Watson and Raynor presented Albert with a white laboratory rat [NS] while sounding a loud noise [UCS]. Little Albert soon associated the loud noise with the white rat and was conditioned to fear the rat [CR]. This fear was then generalised to other fluffy white objects such as Santa’s beard and a sealskin coat. – extract from alison.com


The purpose of this rat experiment was to make the child fear the white fluffy rat. The noise was used as the conditioner. It already triggered the required response. While the rat would have achieved a neutral response, together with the noise the child was conditioned to associate the rat with the noise that already triggered fear.

This is the conditioning done through covid-19. Death is an unconditioned stimulus. People are generally afraid of dying. While on the other hand no one is afraid of flu. But flu associated with death will definitely trigger fear. This is the conditioned response that rulers of this world need from covid-19 to help them get people to willingly subject themselves to the ‘vaccine’. I am convinced that anyone who has had covid-19 or has been exposed to a covid-19 experience will run for the ‘vaccine’. Young and old, black or white, rich or poor, believer or nonbeliever will deem it necessary. It doesn’t even matter the fact that there is no proof that the covid-19 death stats are real, or if people are dying from other causes during the covid-19 time. Therefore, they are dying to covid-19. Just the fact that the rate of transmission is so high accompanied by death stats is enough to condition the subjects.


For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. – Matthew 24:24


One of the wonders that Jesus performed was the miraculous healing. I had to check the definition of a messiah the other day out of interest. [a leader regarded as the savior of a particular country, group, or cause.]


COVID-19 THE VACCINE
First let’s discuss scientific facts about vaccines

Definition

a preparation containing usually killed or weakened microorganisms (as bacteria or viruses) that is given usually by injection to increase protection against a particular disease.

Did you hear someone saying they were given injections while in hospital under covid-19 recovery supervision? I did…

So a vaccine is a preparation of killed or weakened viruses given to protect one against viruses. e.g. a flu vaccine is a preparation of killed or weakened flu bacteria or virus given to one for protection against flu. But we all know this, right?

How does it work?

A vaccine works by training the immune system to recognize and combat pathogens, either viruses or bacteria. To do this, certain molecules from the pathogen must be introduced into the body to trigger an immune response. These molecules are called antigens, and they are present on all viruses and bacteria.

Do we want to join the doctors and ask why we are wearing masks, knowing that this will lead to us continuously subjecting ourselves to the virus if one already has it? Are we not training the immune system?

I have heard a few people saying that after taking the shot they fell ill. This is said to usually be mild side effects of the vaccine.

So if the vaccines are usually given by way of injection, how can covid-19 be a vaccine when it is transmitted by small droplets released from coughing, sneezing or talking that fall on a surface?

Firstly, the droplets are pathogens, they are infectious. Vaccines contain pathogens, weakened or killed. It’s not about the form of subjection, it’s about the virus being imposed.
Secondly, the vaccines are taken to train the immune system to recognize the virus and respond with a fight. Our bodies are being subjected to covid-19 so that it can train the immune system to recognize and respond to the virus. That is why it has been said that the most who have passed had underlying illnesses, their immune system was weak to fight. We are being trained so that we are able to withstand the effects of 5G.

Suddenly there is medication being made available soon strictly manufactured for covid-19. However, the vaccine is not yet ready and it takes 18 – 24 months to prepare one except for trials underway. Because that will be enough time to repeatedly subject people to the conditioned stimulus of death and flu. Enough to cause them to run for the “vaccine”. While in the meanwhile another strain of covid-19 is being made ready for distribution.

When Israel in Edom got saturated by poisonous snakes, them crying to Moses didn’t move God to remove the snakes. Instead He ordered that Moses design a snake and put it up on a pole so that whoever looked up to the pole would be healed.

The rulers of the world are planning a vain thing against God. When the enemy comes in like a flood He raises the standard. While they took this ‘vaccinate against 5G’ action, God took the opportunity to pour out grace. The battle is the Lords and the battle is for the body and soul. Subjecting people to the ‘vaccine’ means Satan gaining many bodies and souls. He can only do that through fear.

In conclusion, there is never anything new under the sun. What is happening now might have different features, but it has happened before and the children of God survived it through God. It won’t help us to fear or worry, instead, we must shift our focus from all of this and find a new way of living through these circumstances rather than clamping ourselves up or rebelling. The governmental lock downs are enough, let us not let them extend to our minds as well. Unfortunately, if God didn’t take away the serpents we are also possibly going to have this problem for a long time. Therefore, I am all for the medication than I am for the vaccine especially for the children of God. Forgive my ignorance, but I don’t understand what vaccination would actually do at this stage. If it had come before the breakout of the virus, it would have made sense to vaccinate people in order to guard against it. But the disease is spreading like fire on dry grass and it’ll continue to do so. Which for me indicates that we need a different way to deal with it than vaccination. I believe that while the rulers of this world have started this problem, God will finish it in a way that glorifies Him. Therefore, I wait in faith for such a time.

May the Lord open our eyes that we may see His wondrous works!

work


Hebrews 4:9 – 11. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

When we read this scripture from the first verse, we see that there are those to whom rest was given, yet they didn’t enter into it because of unbelief. Yet, rest is the one thing that we all desire. Not even one person wants to continue toiling or labouring hard for a better life. We are all strapped up in the rat race by unbelief. I actually find it amazing that the Lord created everything first, then on the 6th day man, on the seventh rested. However, scripture also tells us that, while created, nature didn’t spring up yet. The Lord didn’t release the rain, for there was no man to till the ground. Meaning that it was set as man’s responsibility to care for the ground, while also eating and benefiting from it.

To rest means to cease from activity or work in order to relax and gain more strength. Biblically, as stated in Hebrews 4:10, rest means ceasing from your own works or efforts. While we cease from our works, we cease not from God’s. Hence Israel could do their business for six days, but on the seventh only that which God approved of could they do.

We have a bit of a crisis in the Word ministry. While part of the confusion is caused by the rules and legislations, most of it is due to the spirit of sloth. I came across an audio once, where a Pastor had sent this to his congregation, rebuking them for not paying tithes. He went as far as ordering them to sign an affidavit which agrees that their salaries will be paid directly to the church. After the church would have taken the tithe, the balance will be paid back to the congregant. His argument was that, while the congregants are enjoying their tithe-less lives, he is suffering staying in a small space. Yet he has to constantly intercede for them. Now don’t get me wrong, I know the toil that interceding for others or just spiritual battles have on a person’s wellbeing. However, in all those times, one can only depend on the Lord to endue them with strength. He can never put us up to something He cannot get us through. Yes, the task is not easy, but the Lord of strength is able to strengthen with might in the inner man, that one is able to accomplish all that is set upon them. Therefore, it cannot be an excuse as a minister, that interceding is on its own too much for one to add work to it also.

Genesis 2:15 – 16. And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Question then is, how did Adam and Eve benefit from the fruits of the trees in the garden, did they go and get the fruit or the fruit came to them? Again, how did the Israelites feed from the manna, did they collect it or did the manna come to them? The work that God approved for Adam and Eve was to tend and keep the garden. The work of Israel in the wilderness was whatever the Lord instructed them to do. This means that they were working, only the work that God approved for them to do, so they were at rest. At the very same time for food, while God provided it, they still needed to put on some work in order to feed themselves. God provides the food, but it is our efforts, our work that converts the food into a meal. That includes, harvesting or gathering the food, preparing the food and serving the food. By food, I mean that which nourishes the body. It is the full care of the body. Adam and Eve had to keep the garden in order to enjoy the fruit from it.

The world is unto us the garden of Eden, one which we are to tend and keep. And of every tree of it we may eat, by virtue of harvesting using the wisdom of God rather than sin, manipulation and oppression. The wisdom of God infuses us with ideas that we can turn into gold on this very earth. Those ideas, coming from God will give us work that is approved by God for us to do, and that is rest. Meaning that, no more shall we toil to make it in life, but we will just be instruments God uses to manifest His will by the works of our hands. Rest is what redeems us from the curse spoken over Adam – “in painful toil you will eat of the [cursed] ground …” Only sloth can convince one that working for their food is not for them. The riches of this world belong to the kingdom of God and we are heirs of such. However, when we keep convincing ourselves that when we are ministers we cannot also work, we are depriving ourselves of what the Lord has freely given to us.

Business in God’s kingdom means working to serve the needs of the people, not to make profits. It also means accumulating resources that can be converted into income without exploiting others, but adding to others through employment. In summary, work for us is whatever is approved of by the Lord for our food. We cannot make people our source of income using the word of God that has been freely given to us. At the end of the day, whether or not people offer, tithe or not is between them and God. Paul himself, in the midst of all the things he had to do and went through while evangelizing, he still found time to work for his food. These very work places we want to run away from are filled with souls that need to be harvested, they are our fields. The church is a place where Believers gather to worship Christ in corporate fellowship. It should not keep us from working in the field to harvest souls.

May the Lord fill us with the desire to work, and renew our minds about the administration of His gospel.

substance

Hebrews 11:1 ~ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

substance refers to the reality of a thing. Reality is not in the ‘what’, it is defined by belief. Meaning that a thing can be whatever you believe it to be, isn’t that amazing!

Scripture tells us in Romans 12:3 – that to each has been given a measure of faith. The reason being that, since we are created in the image and nature [likeness] of God, we have to have the abilities to do the things that He can. However, these abilities are only activated in us through belief in Him [faith]. It is a gift that all humanity needed to have right from formation. It is the instrument that links us to heaven. This faith, we use on anything else when we have no knowledge of Christ Jesus. God gave to us a mind that creates, meaning that our thoughts become our words and words form into energy. Formed energy is what we call reality. Hence scripture tells us to guard our hearts because every thing we speak, first becomes substance in our hearts. Then, when we speak it becomes reality. This is the substance referred to as faith.

Concerning faith however, there has to be hope first. We need to hope for something, and stay hoping and speaking what we hope for in order for faith to bring it to reality. In most cases our hope is influenced by what we feel. The power of feeling (emotion) drives us to burn with the desire to see something, mostly as a form of revenge or to prove something. This means that faith as the substance truly does work in our lives, but understanding God teaches us to control our thoughts that they build good hope. This helps us use faith positively, to build rather than to destruct.

Faith is not working much to our advantage at the moment, because we have not yet understood God enough to understand faith. Because of such, we place it on the most minimal of things, like getting a job; promotion; a new car or a business deal. These are the things we are guaranteed to have when we are in the kingdom of God. Therefore, it is minimising God’s glory when we focus our faith on that. Faith is the creative element of our Being. God spoke everything into being, first by thinking it. As we are in His nature, the same power He has given to us through faith.

Numbers 21:8 – 9, And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

How is this different in our times? Why is it that we don’t think that the same way the Israelites were healed from fiery serpents bites, can be with us concerning any sickness in our days? Yes, it may be figurative and we have Jesus, but Jesus did not remove the yields of faith in His coming. Meaning that whatever worked for Israel through faith in their days, can still work for us. Afterall, God is the same yesterday, today and forever.

We first have to understand that it is not the bronze serpent that healed the Israelites with snake bites. Imagine coming across a bronze serpent now, would you consider it as a healing aid? It is what they believed about that bronze serpent that healed them. Meaning that it can have the very same effect to anyone who believes it to be a healing aid even today.

We have to awaken our creative power by considering faith to be such. We are dead bodies walking and wanting, yet we have such power dwelling in us, using it in an adverse manner rather than for our benefit. We activate this creative power [faith] through …

  • Wisdom – wisdom is the word of God applied in our lives. Through wisdom, we transform our mentality, our way of thinking and reasoning. We see things differently than when we do when we are physically oriented [carnal].
  • Understanding – to have understanding means to have a knowledge of God [Father, Son and Holy Spirit]. Scripture in proverbs 3:19 says that, by wisdom the earth was founded and by understanding the heavens were established. Meaning that, without wisdom we cannot bring to reality anything here on earth even with faith. It also means that we have to know God in order for us to bring heavenly things down to earth. For us to do as Jesus did, we need the knowledge of God [understanding]. That we get through the Spirit of God.
  • Hope – hope is both, a feeling that a desire will be fulfilled and a person on which expectations are centred. Hope is one of the virtues of a child of God besides faith and love. In His word, God has given us all sorts of promises on which we should base both our desires, and belief that they will be fulfilled [hope]. His word determines our expectations on Him. It is this kind of hope that places a demand on faith [our creative power] to bring to reality what we desire.
  • Attitude – I prefer to refer to attitude as mental posture. It is one’s standpoint, a mental position acted out. It is an act that constitutes one’s belief, values and feelings. It is what causes faith to be effective. It causes one to act a certain way.

Faith then challenges everything we believe from the physical point of view. It tells us that nothing is as we deem it to be, but everything we believe it to be. It truly is evidence of things unseen, like energy. We don’t see energy, but when it has formed and is substance, we see it through one’s actions. If our hope then be in Christ, what do we choose to believe?

It is now time that we challenge our faith. May the Holy Spirit help us with courage and boldness.

misery

Romans 14:17 ~ For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Paul said the above while correcting people, rebuking them from judging others based on what they ate or did not eat. He then brought them to the understanding of what resembles the kingdom of God, which is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Meaning that, whatever is not the kingdom of God, will breathe to one the opposite of these things:

  • righteousness – sin
  • peace – unrest
  • joy – sorrow

For the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on the opposite of joy, which is sorrow. Sorrow is defined as a feeling of great sadness, mental suffering or deep distress. This feeling is triggered either by loss, affliction, disappointment even regret. In my understanding, sorrow is an energy that is released by the body, with its power originating from the mind. We then have a spirit which we call a spirit of sorrow. This is a demonic spirit that feeds on this energy secreted by one’s body. In the class of sorrow, there is misery (unhappiness); pain (affliction); desolation (isolation) or even despondency (hopelessness). The spirit of sorrow feeds on any of these conditions. The more there is energy released from these conditions, the more the spirit becomes stronger and stronger in controlling an individual, to bind them in this state.

Misery, the state of great physical or mental distress or discomfort is what we are discussing in this class of sorrow. To deal with misery one has to first identify the root cause of their sorrow. For different people there are different reasons. The saddest part of it is when one is not able to understand what they are going through. To start dealing with the problem, one first has to accept that they actually have a problem.

but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. ~ Genesis 2:17

The Bible also tells us that the wages of sin is death (rom 6:23), while righteousness is the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus (rom 5:17). Therefore, our first problem as humanity, which we also translate to death is loss, loss of connection to God our Creator. He created us in a way that fulfillment and life be in us through our connection to Him, who is the source of life. When we are not connected to Him our souls are literally wanderers on earth, as with Cain. We then fall in the state of survival, which leads to labouring or toiling. Through this toiling or labouring, we are subjected to many things that raise up conditions of affliction; unhappiness; isolation, hopelessness even regret. It is from these conditions that many suffer from depression to even committing suicide. Not only is labouring for survival is the source of these, but also the desire and need for unconditional love. This is the void that many of us carry with when we are not joined together with God, the Creator. It is a broken tie that can only be re established by Christ.

Misery then, as it is said, loves company. Whoever is subject to this condition somehow leans towards the direction of others who are in the same space, or the power of the energy ensures that even those that are not subject to it, the one who is corrupts the energy, such that all feel it’s power. The spirit that draws from this energy attracts itself and connects people in order to strengthen it’s hold. Anything or person who is a possible danger to take the person out of that space is a threat that needs to be removed at all costs. This spirit is even able to strengthen its hold using sex which translates to soul ties. For as long as the one that is trying to relieve themselves of such a bargage, continues to sleep outside of a God ordained marriage, with one who is firmly gripped by this spirit, their chance of deliverance becomes a mere wish. This is the same reason why those who are in abusive relationships also struggle to get out. However, sanctification inside a God ordained marriage is a given covering through the one who is connected to Christ. In other words, in a God ordained marriage, the one connected to Christ continuously delivers the one who is not through intimacy [1 Cor 7: 12-14].

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those who are bitter of heart. Let him drink and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. ~ Proverbs 31:6-7

In this space of misery, substance abuse is prevalent, just as attracting more damaging spirits is. Substance abuse for example, attracts poverty. Somehow, alcohol or drugs have a way of shrinking one’s problems, while they don’t take them away. In that space of drunkenness or intoxication, one believes to be in a happy space because they have no understanding of what truly being happy is like. So they continuously search for that space because, in sober mindedness there is a turmoil of distress and very little solutions. This eventually puts together the whole class of conditions under sorrow. If one doesn’t get out of this space, depression, destruction or even suicide is inevitable. Unless an awakening happens that directs one to Christ, and they are willing to allow the Holy Spirit of God to work through them, to bring them to a tranquil place.

Ambassadors of Christ, we all have a responsibility towards each other. We are each brother and sister’s keeper. We have to get to a space where we spot these works of the devil in others, and be willing to assist. Assisting from the point of understanding that while we may be free, others are still in bondage. That allows us not to judge them but to help them anyway we can. Yes, there will be those that you will continuously stretch a hand to assist and they will reject your help, pray for them, they need God’s intervention more than they need someone’s assistance. God will eventually help them His own way. It might even mean hitting rock bottom, but when they hit rock bottom in the presence of God, they are safe. We have to understand that ministry is not just standing on the pulpit to preach the gospel, a major part of ministry is administering Jesus as a remedy to each person’s individual problem. This at times we have to do through our actions.

May we all be strengthened with power in the inner man!

exodus

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Jeremiah 51:7 ~ Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

In this month, our brothers in Christ will be celebrating Passover, while in the Christian space, a week after which falls in April, we will be celebrating Easter. Passover reminds us of two biblical events:-

  • the release of Israel from Egypt by Pharaoh himself.
  • institution of the Lord’s supper by Christ Himself a night before His crucifixion. Something that links us as Christians with the celebration of Easter the week after, in remembrance of this crucifixion.

There is something in me that screams exodus, about this month …

Psalm 126: 1-2, When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them”.

Jeremiah 51 explains to us how the Lord shall deal with Babylon, the captor. A reference to this is also found in the book of Revelation chapter 18. Besides Him telling us to come out of Babylon so we do not share in her plagues, He also tells us to deliver the souls of men from the wrath of God set apart for Babylon. The Lord requires us to deliver each other from His fierce wrath through Jesus Christ who died for the salvation of all.

Revelation 18, tells us that Babylon has made nations drink from the wine of her wrath of fornication. However, the Lord instructs us to speak against her, for God to give to her double the portion of what she subjected people of God to. See, the golden cup in the Lord’s hand has been Babylon, but inside that cup is the wine of the Lord’s wrath against the very Babylon. This is the wine that Babylon caused the nations to drink, in order to share in her [wrath of] fornication, subsequently leading them to drunkenness and madness. The punishment cannot come unto one unless they commit the crime first. The madness is the chase of vanity leading to the seven things that the Lord hates [Proverbs 6:6-19]. Drunkenness is that of fornication and other sins. She has trashed Zion into this state  of ‘nothing’ and now needs to be repaid for her actions, and the Lord says we must speak a double portion of her own wine upon her. The nations have not yet experienced the wrath, instead, are still subject to madness and drunkenness, for the time of the wrath of God has not yet come. However, when God pours the wine, His whole wrath shall come upon Babylon as plagues. Wrath that He is cautioning us of.

Children of God, Jesus asked the Lord in the garden of Gethsemane to take away the cup from Him, but God didn’t. We see that He didn’t because of the fact that He was in so much agony, that the drops of His sweat were like blood. Jesus drank from the cup with the wrath of God on our behalf, that we may not have to share in the cup of Babylon. Not only did He drink on our behalf, He also exchanged the cup for us with the cup of His blood, a cup of life. That instead of drinking in the cup of Babylon, we would drink in the cup of life, that of the kingdom of God.

Therefore, as God sent Moses to Egypt to go and set free the children of Israel, He is sending you and I to set free the souls of men from Babylon. However, we cannot do so unless we ourselves have come out. This is the great exodus of our time, we also shall laugh and sing like Zion when we look back and see that God truly has saved us.

May we willingly yield ourselves this month to the call of God, and join in the great exodus, that many may follow suit because of our actions, righteous works and us rightly dividing the word of God.



life in Christ

Acts 3:6, Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

Our understanding of acquisition is centred around the idea of accumulating cash in order to afford buying a particular thing, your pocket determines your buying power. This is why it is so tricky for us as the children of God to receive from Him. When we desire something, we ask Him in prayer and our first imagination of how He will give to us, is that He will make us financially able. At times we forget that His ways are not our ways. That is why humility is key in the kingdom of God, being able to humble yourself before God enables one to be humble enough to receive from God, whichever way He chooses to give. Believe me, this is the concept one needs to grasp and grasp well if they need to be wealth creators in the kingdom of God. Giving is very easy, but receiving is the most trickiest because it treads on our pride. That is why society is willing to starve and die alone than to ask for help. No one wants to be judged and no one wants to belittled and ridiculed because they have asked, yet God wants us to do it. Why is this important to God?

God is the Creator of Heaven and Earth and all that is in them. He is the owner of every resource ever in existence from idea to money. All these resources, He set them up because He knew that there will be a need for them here on earth. He is the only Jehova Jire, the Lord who provides. So, He setup the resources and then structured the provision [distribution] of such resources. That is why He told Nebuchadnezzar in a dream that, he would go through seven seasons until he understands that the Most High is the ruler over human kingdoms and gives them to whomever he wishes. No one can tell God how to distribute His resources. He does so as He wishes. This is the first thing we need to understand about the earthly resources, they belong to God. Secondly, He is the one who distributes them as He wishes. So, then if you cannot humble yourself before God to ask for or receive what you need, what will you do?

You will sell your soul, sell your body or give yourself to enslavement for the sake of accumulating monetary value. Purely because, the earthly system says that you cannot buy except if you have the buying power.

Isaiah 55:1-2, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy?

So, the Lord is asking us to buy from Him. He asks us why we are willing to spend money or our wages on something that does not satisfy. You would think that He is saying, rather let us spend our money on what He has to offer, but instead, He says come and get this that I offer without money. Putting the point across that what He has is not only for those with buying power, but even those who have none whatsoever.

What we need to accumulate resources children of God is not money, it is life in God. He says in Is 55:3, listen and come to me, so you can live, then I will enter into a covenant with you as I did with David. David lacked nothing, instead God raised him up as a king. A ruler of nations. This is the same promise He is giving to the one who comes to Him for life and enter into a covenant with Him. It is a covenant with God that sets us up.

Matthew 17:27, But so that we do not offend them, go to the lake and throw out a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a piece of money.

If it be money that you need in order to settle an obligation, God does not run out of ways to give that to you. He is able to command anyone who has, to give to you what you need. However, the pride can be a stumbling block from receiving. Hence God needs us to be humble. He knows that not all His ways of providing to us will we like, but humility will enable us to receive from Him no matter the way He chooses to give. Wheeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. It might be painful to receive through a certain person because you know their attitude. However, if God uses that very platform that brings wheeping to receive, is He not strengthening your humility? At the end of the day, will you not have gotten what you need?

Knowing and accepting that God is the owner of all resources as well as the distributor, helps us to humbly receive no matter the platform.  In this knowledge we understand that he who is made to give to us, God will repay. That is why it is important to be a cheerful giver, our works go before us and the condition of the heart during that giving is measured. That measure determines the repayment from God. We should therefore, not concern ourselves with the condition in which God gives to us. If those He uses to give to you insult you, belittle you or degrade you in their giving, whatever condition in which they give goes before God because He is the one using them to give to you. Therefore, child of God, be a cheerful receiver, giving thanks to God no matter the condition of receiving. This will ensure that your receiving leads you not to sin e.g idolatry or any form of ungodliness. This happens when you are thankful to the person instead of God who gave you through the person, and will repay the person accordingly.

Isaiah 55:5, Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the Lord your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you.”

When your life is in God and are in a covenant with Him, you have something unique, buying power that is not monetary. Hence He says “buy without money”. This is the same buying power we saw in Solomon. Kings and Queens from afar brought their wealth to Him, as a result, He became the wealthiest man that earth ever knew. Instead of Him seeking buying power, resources sought Him out. Which tells us that we have things upside down. Instead of pursuing buying power, we should be pursuing a covenant with God, life in God which will afford us all these earthly resources. Jesus was the most resourceful ‘poor’ man on earth. He lacked nothing.

Peter and John now introduce the lame man, whose lifestyle depended on alms to something else, a life in Christ. They tell him that what you are asking for we do not have, but we are willing to share with you life in Christ, which will afford you the resources you want to get with silver and gold.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. It was a Babylonian king that God revealed Himself to and made an Israelite ruler in his kingdom. It was a Persian king that God instructed to give Israel resources to build His temple. It was an Egyptian kingdom that God instructed to give gold and silver to Israel when they were to exodus. There is no limiting God as to whom He can use to give to you when you are in a covenant with Him. Yours is to be a cheerful receiver and let God deal with the rest.

The concept of humility that God is instilling in all of us, is so that we can understand who truly is The Provider. When we do, even when we are able to give, we cannot boast as though we are the ones giving. Instead, we will give humbly, knowing that it is God giving through us. Therefore, we cannot expect anything from those we are giving to because The Provider Himself will repay us accordingly.

See, when we give our lives to Christ, He sends us the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in us, Jesus is in us. However, when we enter into a covenant with God, we are now entering Christ because He is the covenant. That covenant is letting go of ourselves, giving Christ access and authority to our mind, body and soul. Allowing Him to take over what is ours to utilise as His, with His will prevailing our will. In this space Christ is in us and we are in Him. We are surrendering ourselves to God to manifest Himself and His will on earth through us, as it is in heaven.

John 14:20, At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you

May God grant us wisdom to surrender to Him our all, that His kingdom may govern earth.

come out!

Revelation 18:4-5, And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

At this point in our lives, we are aware of the portion set aside by God for Babylon. We are also aware of the fact that, [Mene], God has numbered the days of her kingdom and brought it to an end. Therefore, none of the children of God can still be found attached to her, unless they be willing to fall with her. The scripture above tells us of a voice from heaven calling out for the people of God to come out of Babylon so as not to share in her reward. However, to come out of Babylon means first understanding Babylon and then knowing how to come out of her. In the days of Israel in Egypt, The Lord told them to slaughter a lamb and mark their door posts with the blood of the lamb on the night of Passover. Had any of the Israelites neglected to do what God instructed, they would have shared in the plague of the first born sons. Vice versa, had any of the Egyptians did what was instructed Israel, their household would have been spared from the plague. God, however, shared the secret of the blood on the door posts with His chosen, Israel. Child of God, we cannot act like God doesn’t warn us of the things He is about to do and tell us how to escape them, because He always does. He says in Amos 3:7, Surely the Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. At this point, He is telling us of what He is about to do to Babylon and calling for His own to come out before He does it. Even when He was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, the Angels told Lot that they could not destroy the city until Lot be out.

Sodom; Egypt and Babylon refer to the same thing, the highest level of self consciousness. When one is highly conscious of self, they tend to notice everything wrong about self, are self centered and self dependent. They pay extra attention to how people respond to them and end up being very critical of self and others, especially those who disagree with them. They are in a state of carnality where all things revolve around satisfying the desires of flesh.

In life coaching, we have a method that we use to start off a person who is highly self conscious away from themselves. We call it ‘focus on others’. Giving one room to divert their attention from self in order to understand how others are becoming. In that process we encourage them to pay attention to all sorts of detail concerning others. This in an effort to bring them to an understanding that no one is perfect, in fact, everyone is living in their space of truth while trying to figure out the real truth. This then would help one stop being too critical of themselves.

Hebrews 12:2 – 3 Looking unto [fixing our eyes on] Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Instead of focusing on others as according to life coaching, this scripture tells us to focus on Christ who has the script of our faith, our race of life.

John 3:30, He must increase, but I must decrease.

The disciples of John complained to him, that Jesus and His disciples were now ‘taking’ the people who needed baptism from them. It is in this space that John pleaded, that Jesus must increase and He must decrease. He further explains to them that He that comes from heaven is above all. Jesus is above all. He has no competition and no equal. Focusing on Christ causes Him to increase in us while we slowly shrink to ‘nothing’. Paul declared himself a prisoner of Christ for no longer did he live but Christ in him. It is in this space that Christ would have increased and you decreased as an individual. Christ has to take over the mind of an individual in order to accomplish His mandate for earth, putting under His feet all of His enemies, the last being death. He also needs a body to host His Spirit so as to operate through it by His Spirit. He bought the bodies of every individual by the price of His life. Therefore, whoever is surrendering to Him, first has to be cleansed by the washing of the waters by the word and set apart by His Spirit so as to host the Holy Christ. When the principles of the word of God have become substance and are alive in one’s heart, every wicked thought can be silenced and terminated. That is what it means to come out of Babylon, fully surrendering mind, body and soul to Christ. Letting go of our own lives so that Christ may live through us.

Letting go of our own lives is what challenges us the most because we have been conditioned to want attention from others, that way we get our significance defined. Without this definition we roam through life. Our identity is centered around worldly achievements, affirmation and recognition by others. How people perceive us drives our every action. All of this to get us to this very state of high self consciousness, Babylon. This is what we need to let go off. We can never be willing to decrease while we still pursue significance in the world the worldly ways.

Sodom, Egypt or Babylon have similar sins – sloth; gluttony; drunkenness; sexual immorality; pride, greed and more. Gomorrah, now a familiar spirit, the illuminating spiritual force behind all of it, encourages people towards these sins under an illusion of a lavish lifestyle of ‘success’, while in the process imprisoning them into the Babylonian system. We will do anything for a ‘great’ lifestyle, even to an extent of selling ourselves to the highest bidder knowingly or unknowingly. This is what the Lord is calling us out of, the mental enslavement motivated by ‘success’-lifestyle. He cannot force us out of it, we have to will it. Lot’s salvation meant coming out of a luxurious lifestyle of Sodom, to living [temporarily] in a cave. It is a case of what you value the most, life or a lavish lifestyle. It only just takes having a different mindset than that of the world.

Romans 12:2, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Freedom and salvation are obtained through a renewed mind. When we are no longer slaves to fear; lust; temptation; envy; covetousness, pride and more, we are free. When we have come to the acceptance of the yoke of Christ and therefore, in pursuit of righteousness instead of money, we are free. It doesn’t take much to enslave a person. Just condition their mind towards a certain need, then structure how they get that need met. It is Christ that we truly need, and it is up to us as to how we can get Him as our need met. Having that need met first, will open up a fountain that will meet all the other subsidiary needs.

Unfortunately, we all have a Lot in our lives, just like Abraham. He represents the dark force in the mind of an individual which connects them to the spiritual world of darkness. He manifests himself as negative energy, negative mindset or what we call doubt. He goes against faith in God. When one’s walk of faith expands, Lot expands even more. This Lot functions well in Sodom [high level of self consciousness], and Gomorrah [familiar spirit] ensures that one remains in Sodom. This as an effort to cause people to go against their faith in God. For us to be who God has called us to be, we have to come out of Sodom [Babylon or Egypt]. To come out, we have to change our mindset about life. Life is not a lifestyle. To change our mindsets we have to allow the word of God to work in us and the power of the Holy Spirit to set us apart. To allow the Word and the Holy Spirit to work in us, we have to allow ourselves to be ‘nothing’. To allow ourselves to be nothing, we have to focus on Christ. Christ is our starting point. Believing in Him and accepting Him as our Lord and Savior, not just in words but also in our hearts. It is then that Babylon will lose her grip on us. Every element in our minds that hinders us from fully surrendering to Christ has to be destroyed. We have to yield it to Christ to deal with it because these stumbling blocks are enmity towards Him, blocking Him from fully taking over our minds, body and soul. Therefore, we need Him to deal with them, ours is to will it. That is how we come out!

May we allow the brimstones and fire of heaven to purge us of Lot, familiar spirits and the Babylonian mindset, so as to become who God intended for us to be, in the name of Jesus!

adar

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. – Proverbs 16:33

I’m always intrigued by the fact that, from the history of Israel, there is a reference point for what we find ourselves going through. In every year, there is something that Israel went through that helps us figure out how God will glorify Himself in our own experiences.

Today marks the beginning of Adar in the Jewish calendar. We care about the Jewish calendar because spiritually, we are aligned to it. Unfortunately, Julius Caesar changed the presentation of dates and years when he was the dictator of Rome, subjecting the whole world to adopting such. If the previous calendar that was adopted then, is the same calendar still being used by the today Jews, there is a purpose to such.

With that said, the month of Adar is known for joy, happiness and I add, love. It is a month where Purim is celebrated, on the 14th day of Adar [26/02/21]. This day is the day when Israel received freedom from the persecuting hands of Haman who marked the Jews for execution on the 13th of Adar. Through queen Esther, Haman who had planned to execute the Jews was himself killed by the very gallows he had set to kill Mordecai.

The reference scripture says that while the lot is cast, the whole disposal of it is determined by the Lord. Haman did cast lots, but the Lord disposed of such as He deemed fit. The Lord’s disposal led to Jews being free and the lot caster dead.

In 2021, we find ourselves in a similar position as Israel back then. Haman had power over Israel and he exercised it. However, the Lord God has power over all things in existence, and He also exercised it then in favor of Israel. All of this was initiated by two people whose actions brought salvation to the Jews. Yes, we mostly speak of Esther, but Esther would not have acted the way she did if it wasn’t for Mordecai’s rebellion. God says, you shall worship no other gods beside me. Sometimes when one acts out this command, they may come across as stupid. In this world, we worship anything even unaware. At times God tests our love for Him against that one thing we treasure, to bring out our unknown worship towards it. For Mordecai, it was his job. God tested him using Haman, the operating boss in the palace. The result of his rebellion could have just been a mere case of him being fired. However, God worked the heart of Haman to a point of wanting to murder him. Mordecai on one hand, could not bring himself to worshipping a mere mortal. He stood his ground and defied the laws of a man in favor of the law of God.

God is looking for those in this period. Those that are willing to lose even their lives standing for God. It is through such acts that we also can experience what Israel experienced and today celebrate as Purim. God is always showing us His love. We also have to show Him our love and through such, He will move mountains for us. It is said that actions speak louder than words. Lots have already been cast against us as the children of God. It’ll take the Son of God [Jesus – in us] standing against the son of rebellion [satan] to move the wheel forward. Yes, Esther [Holy Spirit] will intercede and the King will respond to her intercession, but first there must be an act of rebellion against the system of this world. Then we can stand and watch God dispose of the casted lots against us. The greatest thing today is that, Jesus [The Word] and the Holy Spirit are in us individually. Which means that rebellion will also be personal, even intercession will be personal. It is our personal love for God that’ll set us each free from the lots of Haman. We can then realise the joy and celebrate our freedom as Israel did back then.

The kingdom of God is joy in the Spirit. May we have wisdom to experience this joy through our own personal sacrifices as we portray our love for God. Through our personal sacrifices, we will definitely see God glorify Himself in our lives.

God bless!

the prophet

As we close our month dedicated to prophecy, we leave you with few verses from the old testament that were given as instructions to Israel on what to do concerning prophets.

~Deuteronomy 18:18-22~ I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. And I will hold accountable anyone who does not listen to My words that the prophet speaks in My name. But if any prophet dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or to speak in the name of other gods, that prophet must be put to death.” You may ask in your heart, “How can we recognize a message that the LORD has not spoken?” When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD and the message does not come to pass or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.

~Deuteronomy 13:1-5~ “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

~Jeremiah 5:30-31~ An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?

We already know that we are approaching a season of the two witnesses, we have to know the difference between the true prophet of God and a false one. Scripture tells us in Revelation 13 that the false prophet will perform great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people. Also, in Matthew 24 Jesus says, for false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. We have seen the season of the false prophet but we have not yet come to its climax, so we have to be vigilant.

Having said that, I came across the following extract on Facebook written by Amanda Shiflett. It is very comprehensive and gives us a full picture of what we need to understand about the prophetic…

UNDERSTANDING PROPHETS

Although there are many similarities, there is quite a big difference between prophets and those who flow in the gift of prophecy. These differences need to be more understood in the wider body, so I have felt led to share some things that are the primary differences.

First of all, not all who flow in a high level gift of prophecy are prophets. They can be gifted greatly prophetically, but not carry the mantle of prophet.

Many who function in high level gift of prophecy are continually in a flow of the prophetic, and may have something new from the Lord quite often, as they tap into all that the Lord is saying.

It isn’t necessarily that way with prophets.

Many times, prophets are living the words that He gives them, they are having to walk it out. It’s not that they can’t get into the flow of what the Lord is saying prophetically at any given time, but they are usually a bit too focused on the weightier, heavier things that the Lord is revealing and speaking about, and they are usually having to walk out those words in reality. This can be quite intense, and takes a lot of energy and effort. Many times, the Lord will keep them on a particular theme or word for some time, until they feel the full weight of it, and they will be required to walk it out. In many ways, they become the word and the word becomes a part of them. Their life is actually a prophecy in and of itself.

Prophets are focused on what He is saying for the big picture, and not always what He is saying for just the moment. They simply can’t be. They must focus on the weighty things that the Lord is revealing for His church, the world, and the nations of the world. Their scope is much more expanded, and it takes a lot of “RAM” to process on that level, if that makes sense?

That’s not to say that what the highly prophetic person is speaking is not important, because it is, but it will simply be for a different sphere, and for a different time frame. They also may not feel the words as intensely as the prophet does, nor will they necessarily have to walk the words out and live them.

The mantle of the prophet is a weighty one, and they feel and experience it on an intense level as they move with it. This makes them much more focused when they have been given a mandate or heavy word from the Lord to walk out.

So please don’t confuse the prophets silence with “nothing to say”, or for lack of hearing from the Lord. Many times, their silence means they are hearing quite a bit actually. For certain, they have many things to say, but not everything are they allowed to say, and sometimes they are simply processing what the Lord is showing them in the bigger picture and larger scale, and figuring out how to parse that out, and what He is wanting them to do with what they see, hear, and perceive.

The weightier the word, the longer it takes to process, and the more careful the prophet is with how they release it. They feel the weight of heaven on it, and many times, even a great fear of the Lord on the things they see and hear.

Can I be honest? I believe we have many people in the body who think they are prophets, and even other people may think they are prophets, but they are actually simply highly gifted in prophecy. I believe there are way fewer actual prophets than we realize, who are called to walk out and live the words they speak, and have a mantle of prophet on their life.

The scriptures say that any and all may function in the gift of prophecy, and we should even covet to prophesy. It is a wonderful and very useful gift in the body. But not all can be a prophet, nor does it tell us to covet to be a prophet. We should be very careful before declaring someone is a prophet, or before declaring we ourselves are one. Many can prophesy, but not as many are prophets. This is something that needs to be understood more within the prophetic realm!

~ 2 Peter 2:1-3~ But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep

In addition to what has been said above, anyone who calls themselves a prophet and is not grounded in the word of God is to be tested. Prophets are grounded in the word of God because God communicates with them with His word and tests them through His word. It is not enough to just know the word but they also live the word.

There is a lot happening in the body of Christ including covetousness. We have people chasing after what they see others do instead of positioning themselves where God has placed them. In the kingdom of God, no one is more gifted than the other. We all are gifted differently yes, but equally according to our calling, purpose and capacity. It is only by faith that the level at which the gift is at is increased. Yes, the enemy has infiltrated the body and has perverted the gifts. Room for such we open to the enemy ourselves. We should be pursuing Christ constantly and focusing on Him. By doing that we carve our relationship with Him through His word and by His Spirit. It is this relationship that leads us to the knowledge of who we are as He defines us. When we want a shortcut to a definition of who we, circumventing Christ, we are highly likely to end up with our own definition or other’s definition concerning us. There are no shortcuts to being a prophet of God. It is a very intense process that one goes through and still even after that, they will still not see themselves as prophets. Jeremiah had to be threatened to take his position, Jonah had to be swallowed by a fish and Moses came up with many excuses. Prophets rarely go around proclaiming that they are prophets because even they have not come to terms with such. Elijah, when he was called a man of God he always would say – “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven…”, still testing it himself for he had not believed to be such. The gift of prophecy on the other hand is available to all. In us we have the greatest prophet, the Holy Spirit of God. It is better to desire this gift for yourself through the Holy Spirit than to go around looking for people who can prophesy over your life.

May the Lord God open our eyes in these end times that we are no longer deceived in the name of prophecy.

Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:17 – 19 ~ And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

What do you do when you run out of water? Water is an essential part of our bodies. It evaporates and requires replenishment every now and then. If we go without it for the longest of time, we become dehydrated and that can lead to death.

Jesus said to the Samaritan, whoever drinks from this water will never thirst again. Instead, the water will become a well of water springing up in him to eternal life (John 4:14). This is a conversation where the two were speaking of water that satisfies a thirst. While the woman was speaking in physical terms, Christ was speaking in spiritual to physical terms. See, our carnality limits us to physical provision. Christ however, enlightens us to a certain flow of provision that starts from heaven to spirit to physical. Christ’s kind of provision works with the conscious mind. The conscious mind is the ground where heavenly things are meant to spring out. It is a well of immediate knowledge and understanding. However, this well works well together with the subconscious, the heart from where the heavenly things are placed and government of such also is. In other words, heaven works well with the mind. Without the  mind being intune with heaven, it cannot bring forth heavenly things. Christ tells us that whoever believes in Him, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water. Therefore, instead of thirsting, one will spring out the water that quenches the thirst in many ways. In other words, one will be a well of water.  In the physical sense, just drinking water when we feel thirsty revitalises us. However, in spiritual sense, drinking water means believing in Christ, the I AM That I AM. Because that name in its own right knows no end, that means that the fountain from where an individual draws their spiritual water knows no end and therefore, shall yield no end, unless the drinking has been halted.

For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks – Mat 12:34

Whatever we speak is what we think. It is purely uttered thoughts. The mouth cannot utter what the mind didn’t first think. Hence scripture says, as the man thinks in his heart, so is he. It is because wherever the mind goes (thinks), the man (body) will utter or execute such. This is why we highly advocate for self control. Self control allows you the power to subdue your thoughts to what is right. It gives you the power to say No to whatever is wrong according to your principles and God’s standard.

This tells us that, our well as human beings refers to the influx of thoughts. The fountain of such however is determined by the state of our hearts. Our worlds are shaped by our hearts, what is in our subconscious. The subconscious is the pool to which the heavenly ideas flow, then transferred to the conscious mind as thoughts. However, when the subconscious, the heart is not in tune with the fountain of life (heaven – Christ), the pool is filled with the wordly ideas.

For us to be able to manifest the heavenly ideas that manifest as thoughts that come into our conscious minds, we have to have the knowledge of The I AM that dwells in our subconscious. See, I AM desires to express Himself on earth through the physical man. That is the purpose of the physical man, to host I AM. However, each individual is to express an element of I AM. Because of such, we can never feel totally complete outside of I AM and the rest of the Body of Christ. We feel complete in our individual capacity when I AM is in power and in control. An individual is the space from which He can operate to bring together the church to complete Himself through the Body. I AM is the truth. He is our true identity.

Beer stands for (a) well and Sheba for fulfilment, completeness, fullness of time. Together meaning a well of fulfilment. Biblically meaning, a well of oath, or a well of covenant. This is a place where the Lord is said to be the Everlasting God, the I AM That I AM.

God has given us Beer-sheba. A well in our hearts, a pool for ideas from The Great I AM. Many a times we get excited when we have a fresh idea perhaps for a business, a hobby, a solution or even a revelation on something. This excitement inspires us to do something about this “click”. It becomes a driver for us. What we don’t realise at times is that what we call inspiration is actually a spirit, giving us something to do powered by an unseen motivation. We have a well in us. It is a well to spring out rivers of living water, rivers of life.

Hagar called the spring of water on the way to Shur between Kadesh and Bered, Beer-Lahai-Roi – the well of the ONE who sees. See, we need that well in us. Infact we need God to open our eyes to see it. The God who is EL Roi sees us, sees our situations, sees our struggles and even our efforts. Above all He sees Himself in us because He made us in His nature. Because of such He has answers to every struggle we face. He created the whole universe, it’s principles and responses. So He has an answer to how we can and should deal with things. The struggle only comes from an opposing space that forces us to think differently to what God is giving us. We were formed out of the dust pushed up from the dark waters. So, there is that negative force in us that wants us to believe things that are not concerning us. However, Jesus gave us His word – the truth and His Spirit – the Helper. All this in an effort to make us come to a full realisation of who we truly are, the vessels of I AM. In an effort to transform us, He aims to bring us to a space of salvation, the well of fulfillment.

Hagar, cried for her child, forgetting that she had already met ONE who sees, and as such even at that moment He was seeing her struggle. Not just seeing, but had an answer to it. The Bible tells us that God opened her eyes and she saw the well of water. Jesus said, I have come to make the blind see and those that see blind. The first time Hagar ran from oppression, her ungoverned thoughts brought her to Beer-lahai-roi, the next stage of her life – spiritual consciousness. However, the second time she left Sarah’s house, Abraham, her divine mind took her to the wilderness of Beer-sheba. Though her thoughts were still wild, they were in a space of faith. It is in this space that God made her see who she was, the well of living water. All answers were inside of her. She just needed to tap into them by confessions of prayer so that I AM could spring them out of her to life.

Child of God, we have a well in us, Beer-Lahai-Roi which becomes Beer-sheba as we mature in faith. We have a covenant with God. He is our God and we are His people. When Jesus opens our eyes to see this well, He opens our eyes to endless possibilities. He opens our eyes to our covenant with the I AM That I AM. See, how we hear God is determined by what we believe about ourselves.Our faith in God, and growth thereof is shaped by our perception of self. That is why in a faith journey there are people who always want to suppress and limit you. It is so that you don’t get to the full understanding of who you are, I AM. Also in our journey there are two voices that’ll always speak. The voice of the negative force deep down in us, as well as the voice of truth in our hearts. It is the Spirit we yield to as inspiration that’ll always direct us. Beer-sheba is the Holy Spirit of God in us. A well through which all positive things come, for the truth is that All things are possible with God, the I AM THAT I AM, that is in us. Hence we are called gods. He is the source of our godship.

Revelation 14:8. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Babylon, Egypt, Sodom or Edom is a mindset of the blind. We may believe that the fall of Babylon refers to an actual physical city falling. A city is a people, a system, a mindset. It is a people, system or thing controlling the minds of many. It’s fall represents the loosening of it’s hold over people’s minds. When Media and Persia (Medo-Persia) overthrew the reign of Babylon, It only overthrew the method of enslavement, but kept enslavement. In it’s reign media, science and technology became the tools of enslavement promoting blindness. Paul was blinded by Christ, and after his process had been completed, the scales in his eyes fell off. This is the fall of Babylon, the scales of blindness on the people falling off, opening their eyes to the Beer-lahai-Roi (spiritual consciousness) and subsequently, Beer-sheba. When you are blind, you are dependent. When you are dependent you are prone to be a slave to that which you believe is your solution. Better yet, you conform and settle because you do not see a way out. Like the blind man at the pool of Bethesda.

Hagar was a slave woman to Sarah. As such, Sarah was her answer. Hence when she ran from her torture she went to the wilderness. This is what we do also when we are in an uncomfortable situation. We run to the wilderness. Wilderness is synonymous to wildness. When we have unstructured, ill-disciplined thoughts, we tend to be wild, ungovernable or unstructural and at that point are unproductive. In other words, spiritually speaking she became full of fruitless thoughts until God showed up and told her who she was. She was special to God, but to herself, she was just a slave with no way out. In the wilderness of Beer-sheba however, God opens her eyes to see who she really was, a mother of a nation. Not the nation under Abraham as she had perceived, but a nation under God. It is in that realisation that she started acting as such. She was fighting for a wrong position yet God had a different position for her, similar but more powerful. It is only blindness that keeps us looking where we should not. Blindness limits our options. The well of God however, confirms that all things are possible with God because He is I AM That I AM. His Spirit is always ready to inspire us towards the perfect direction. We just have to believe. Beer-sheba is the space where God fulfills His covenant with us, being one with Him. It is a space where He reveals who we are to Him and opens our eyes to see ourselves as He sees us. We have to believe and see who we are in order to become I AM. Is it not amazing that God told Moses to say, “I AM sent me”? God was presenting Himself before Pharoah through Moses. This is the realisation that Hagar came to when her eyes were opened. She became conscious of who she was. However, for the conscious to produce in the level of I AM, the will has to be aligned. From that point, opportunities become endless.

May your eyes of understanding be enlightened!

the eternal gospel

Then I saw another angel flying high overhead, with the eternal gospel to announce to the inhabitants of the earth—to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He spoke with a loud voice: “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship the one who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” ~Revelation 14:6-7~

Beginning September 2020, I had a dream. In this dream, I was trying to climb up a cloud to see what was going on the other side of it. When I had finally and successfully climbed up, I saw ONE seated on the cloud on a throne like chair. Around him, there were few men, a number similar to that of the chosen Apostles. I looked at all of them, and the ONE seated on the throne said to me, “these are the ones I will minister with, the eternal gospel”. Suddenly we were all on earth and I was following Him around. He was not preaching but wherever He entered He pulled up whichever person He desired. At a very swift speed, whatever individual pulled up was gone from the earth. When I woke up the morning after, with the dream still so perfectly clear in my mind, I wondered about the eternal gospel. However, not more than I was distressed by the fact that there were only so very few individuals chosen to minister with Christ the eternal gospel. My distress was on the fact that, the world is full of teachers; pastors; evangelists and apostles, yet there were only so few that Christ chose to use to minister the eternal gospel with. When I enquired about the eternal gospel, the Holy Spirit sent me to the scripture above. About a month later, a sister of mine in Christ sent me an invite to a session she was to attend, teaching about the gospel of the kingdom to be preached before the coming of Christ [Matthew 24:14]. Her words, “The Lord told me not to send this invite to just about anyone but to the one He reveals to me. I have been pacing in my house waiting for Him to reveal whom I should send to, and your face popped up. If you are free, may you please join us for the session?”. I honestly chuckled to myself when I saw that message, thinking to myself, “the Lord has jokes”. Before I agreed to attend, I shared with her the dream above and she was amazed by the works of the Lord, and so was I. Nevertheless, we attended the session and it literally confirmed and clarified a lot of things that the Lord had already revealed to me.

Child of God, fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgement has come. Worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water. Before the coming of Christ, John preached in the wilderness, “make straight the way of the Lord” and baptized the repentant in water. Right after Him, Jesus was revealed. We are already in the season of the revelation of Christ. Let it be known that in March 2019, again I had a vision while at church – a white horse came out of the firmament. He who sat on it was also dressed in white, carrying a sword. His horse galloped up a hill right to the top of it. When it got to the top, He drew out His sword and pointed it up. Around the hill was a village like, many white houses with green trees. This was the beginning of it all, a visual of Revelation 6:1 and 19:11-16. There was a lot that the Lord did also in 2018, to prepare the church for the actualization of the first seal. In 2020, revelation 6:1-8 became a reality, with the fourth seal still about to come to maturity. However, there is comfort in the Lord. December 2020, He again sent me to revelation 14:13 …

Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

We are in the days of Revelation 14. Therefore, pay close attention to the final and official outcome of America and Donald Trump. The kingdoms of the Beast and the dragon are shifting. The end of Donald Trump will be the biblically proclaimed fall of Babylon. Truly, everything is happening very fast, we have very little time to comprehend and analyze things. However, our spiritual eye of understanding should have been sharpened in 2020 if we were all in tune with the spiritual things. However, there is comfort in the Lord …

Matthew 24:22, And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

Revelation 14: 14-17, Then I looked, and there was a white cloud, and one like the Son of Man was seated on the cloud, with a golden crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Another angel came out of the temple, crying out in a loud voice to the one who was seated on the cloud, “Use your sickle and reap, for the time to reap has come, since the harvest of the earth is ripe. “So the one seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested. Then another angel who also had a sharp sickle came out of the temple in heaven. 

The 144k, the first church of Christ has already been sealed. Out of this church shall come the two witnesses which are the prophets, as well as those chosen to minister the eternal gospel. The season for the five fold ministry is folding up, saints have been equipped and harvested.

There was a time in my circle, when I told people to examine themselves according to the seven churches of the book of revelation, so as to know and understand what they needed to do. Some people were revealed to me which churches they were, and the grace of God instructed intercession for them. The Lord was clear on one thing, that one was to repent or judgement shall befall. The sealing of the 144k was the reaping of the harvest which was ready at the time of harvesting from the seven of these churches.

Revelation 14: 17-20, Yet another angel, who had authority over fire, came from the altar, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Use your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the vineyard of the earth, because its grapes have ripened.” So the angel swung his sickle at the earth and gathered the grapes from the vineyard of the earth, and he threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath. Then the press was trampled outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press up to the horses’ bridles for about 180 miles.

The [wild] grapes from the vineyard mentioned above refer to the house of Israel [Isaiah 5:7], the unbelieving believers as my pastor would put it. You will remember that in revelation 11, the bible speaks of the measuring of the temple of God excluding the outside court to be given to the gentiles. This outside court shall be trampled upon for the very same period that the two witnesses will be prophesying. This shall lead us to the fifth seal of revelation 6.

However, there is comfort in the Lord …

Revelation 7:9 – 10, After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!

Child of God, the eternal gospel is here – “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship the one who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Whether you are one of the sealed 144k or not, the truth remains this – Jesus is Lord and He has another chance waiting for those who missed the first harvesting season.

Peace be unto you and your house …

The 144,000

Keep your eye on the ball child of God. Yes, it is good to be aware of the happenings around us so as to understand the times. However, let us not lose sight of what is important. Distractions are called such for a reason. For a child of God, the important thing is to keep our minds focused on Christ, the author and finisher. Like a friend of mine always says, “this battle is not ours and it’s already won”. We are not activists as the children of God. We don’t fight for our rights by holding physical marches, protests or petitions. We hold a different kind of such. The kind that Joshua held in Jericho. The kind that Jehoshaphat and his army held. Ours is to pray and bring to manifestation by God’s directed acts, the answers and the promises of God. See, we resort to activism because we are short of understanding how we can work with God so as to allow Him to be God on earth. He has already dealt with it all and revealed it for us the how, in His word. However, He needs us to work with Him to manifest His victory in the physical. Many times He has used the wicked to bring about His plan on earth because we are not in tune. None of us knew the details of the new world order. However, covid brought us all to a place of awareness of its plan, also awakening us to the knowledge of the times. We need to be in tune with Christ.

Exodus 3:9-10. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Moses grew up in the house of Pharoah, as a Prince. Yet, when he killed an Egyptian, Pharoah was after him to kill him. Such that he had to flee. He knew the ins and outs of the house of Pharoah, it’s ways and operations. He had an upper hand of knowledge than an ordinary guy who could have done the same. Still he ran instead of using the knowledge to his advantage. Christ said, I am sending you out like sheep amongst wolves, be wise as a serpent and innocent (humble) as a dove. Moses’s act portrays exactly that. When time came, God sent him back to the very place he ran away from, to do the very thing he tried to do and caused him to flee. Except this time He was coming back to do it with God. Therefore, it was a guaranteed success. We can never allow our faith to take us to a place where God hasn’t sent us. We’ll be going without the chief commander of the army.

John 4:23 -24. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

This verse became very loud in 2020, such that those who understood it, engaged in spiritual consultation with God. Many prayed and fasted last year under different assignments for it was time to worship God in Spirit. However, 2021 brings us to the place of worshiping Him in truth. Such we do by bringing to manifestation His word and His promises by faith. A Joshua and Moses kind of faith. Worshiping Him in truth means bringing the truth forth, to the surface, by God’s instruction for God to take His glory.

Twice have death come for me in a form of a sickness. The first time I knew nothing about demons, but I knew prayer, so I prayed to God for healing after a whole month of consultation with doctors without help, God healed me. The second time, the same sickness came at me. Except this time I knew about demons. After 10 days of enormous pain, the Holy Spirit explained to me that a demon called death was the cause of my anguish. Then He told me what to do. Immediately the oppressing gigantic pain left my body. I have listened to testimonies of how this covid kills people, and through my experience of death, have come to realise that while covid is a disease, what is actually killing people is the demon called death. This demon hears no medication or medical therapy and will certainly not be made to go away by a vaccine. It requires a different kind of treatment. These things can treat the contagion yes, but they cannot treat death. So what will happen to the news about covid deaths after the vaccines are fully rolled out?

December 31, a prophetic warning circulated in our country. There was a call for the nation to participate in a light-a-candle-campaign. This to commemorate those who had lost their lives to covid. However, this prophetic message was warning people against doing such. Saying that, the campaign gives an open door to death. However, many unknowingly and ignorantly participated in it. There was another call in this prophetic message, for people to plead the blood of Jesus as the Spirit of death would be passing through that midnight, as in the days of Israel in Egypt. Personally, from the morning of the 31st, my Spirit was urging me to take Holy Communion at midnight. The following day, the 1st, the Holy Spirit gave me understanding, that “on the 31st the Lord sealed His first church, the 144,000. This done by the mark of the blood”. I was surprised to see on social media that some people also took Holy Communion that night.

Revelation 7:4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

12k was sealed according to each tribe of Israel, the first church to inherit the kingdom of God. These tribes stand for the following:

  • Judah                   –              kings – wealth creators
  • Reuben                –              warriors – men of war
  • Gad                       –              leaders for execution of God’s will
  • Asher                    –              farmers
  • Naphtali              –              carriers of God’s favor
  • Manasseh           –              daughters of Zion
  • Simeon               –              warriors – men of war
  • Levi                       –              the priesthood of worshippers; teachers and helps
  • Issachar              –              prophets with knowledge of the times and what to do
  • Zebulun              –              prophets with knowledge of God’s desires
  • Joseph                –              administrators for appropriation of wealth
  • Benjamin           –              peace makers

Revelation 14:1. And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

Child of God, the army of Christ is set to move together with Christ. To fight the battle that has been brought fought by the Beast and his army. Do not be dismayed or discouraged. God has already won the battle. Is it not amazing that He sealed His army before the rollout of the vaccine?

Let us remember the days of the Apostles and the days of Moses and Joshua. Keep your minds focused on Christ and know that the enemy is always behind, God ahead. Whatever He has brought us to, He will bring us out of.

peace be still

Mark 4:39 – 41 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Beloved children of God, as we continue to find our ground in this new year we have just entered, may we be mindful of the Almighty Power of The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Everything created bows down and worships Him who is the lamb that was slain, be it in heaven, on earth and under, the sea and under. Everything that has breath praises God, every knee bows down to Him and every tongue confesses that He is Lord, even unintentionally. Therefore all shall hear His rebuke, “peace be still”, and men shall witness His power. This is my belief concerning 2021.

This year we will focus on recording notes from the Believer’s bible study. As such, this month we will focus on prophecy. We are now entering the phase of the two witnesses. However, during the time of the five fold ministry, equipping of the saints, [false] prophecy became means to greed and manipulation of the weak. Therefore, this month we try to understand both the office and the gift, from the Believer’s study notes.

We will also be discussing the bible prophecies from the book of revelation that have been revealed and manifested so far.

His word is a lamp unto our feet. It orders our steps, directs our paths and leads us down the path of righteousness. Therefore, we are grateful for every God centred and purposed revelation knowledge, for it helps us discern the times in order for us to know what to do. Scripture tells us that the sons of Issachar were gifted with knowledge of the times so as to guide Israel accordingly.

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. – 1 Chronicles 12:32

Peace be unto you and your house …