​THE GOSPEL: GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE, MYSTERY NOW REVEALED

The Gospel has always been the gospel. It had been a mystery from the beginning of time, until Jesus came and revealed it by his teachings, his miracles and His death and resurrection. It is the same gospel Paul preached and the same one we teach today.

By faith, men of old laid hold of this mystery (now revealed as the gospel) and they obtained a good report. See Hebrews 11:2. They saw the promises from afar and acknowledged that they were but strangers and pilgrims on the earth. They embraced the promise of the gospel, even without knowing what it was. 


That’s how Job would say,


 “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,

And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

“Even after my skin is destroyed,

Yet from my flesh I shall see God;” Job 19:25,26


That’s how David would say,


“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation

And sustain me with a willing spirit.” Psalm 51:12


That’s how is is written of Abraham,


“Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6


That’s how it is written by Isaiah of Christ, over a thousand years before Christ and the Cross,


“Surely our griefs He Himself bore,

And our sorrows He carried;

Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,

Smitten of God, and afflicted.

But He was pierced through for our transgressions,

He was crushed for our iniquities;

The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,

And by His scourging we are healed.

All of us like sheep have gone astray,

Each of us has turned to his own way;

But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all

To fall on Him.” Isaiah 53: 4-6


See that? Isaiah writes as if it had been done, because God spoke it as it it were done. And it is true, it had all been DONE from the perspective and annals of eternity, because the gospel is the eternal purpose of God towards mankind, being unfolded and revealed to us today in Christ. It was a mystery in times of old, still yet it was there and men of old laid hold of the inheritance promised by the gospel. Hallelujah! The Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world!


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“Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,” Titus 1:1-3


“Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,” Romans 1:1-4


“that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:26-27


“that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,” Colossians 2:2


So we can see easily that:


1. The promise of the gospel was made a long time ago to the prophets.


2. Old Testament saints laid hold of the promise of the gospel and obtained a good report for their faith.


3. The gospel lies at the core of God’s eternal purpose for mankind.


4. The gospel has always been the basis of God’s relationship with humanity. It wasn’t an afterthought. The gospel is not a plan B. It has always been THE PLAN OF GOD.


5. The saints of old received the PROMISE of the gospel. But they didn’t receive the revelation of the Gospel itself, or it’s promises. We received the revelation of the gospel, as a fulfillment of the Promise made to the saints of old.


6. The saints of old received the substance of the gospel, same as we have, even though it was a mystery to them.


7. This is why the early church was able to preach and teach the gospel from the Old Testament. To them, the Revelation of Christ was the key to unlocking the scripture. Imagine Paul’s delight when all the scripture verses he had memorized (by virtue of his religious training) suddenly began to make great sense, after he had an encounter with Jesus!


By the gospel and through faith, those men and women of old along with us will inherit the promises of the gospel. There is no occasion for us to feel superior to them, but to be grateful at the opportunity to be born on this side of the cross. There is greater revelation given us, which gives us greater accountability to handle the New Covenant. This means greater responsibilities and a warning of a greater punishment if we treat this covenant lightly!


So saints, we must beware of folks who have lost touch with the historical progression of God’s movements on the earth, who twist the scriptures to their own peril because they are unlearned and unstable.


~ Ovo Okpubuluku

“WORLD” INFLUENTIALS. 

John 15:19  

“IF YE WERE OF THE WORLD, THE WORLD WOULD LOVE HIS OWN: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”   


John 17:9  

“I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”



It is wise to note from the above verses that if the “world” loves and accepts you as one of its influentials, it is because YOU ARE OF THE WORLD.



If your aim as a minister is to be one of the world influentials, you will be BUT at the expense of your soul. 

Matt 6:24, John 17:9,16; 15:18


Because “the world” has never liked CHRIST-LIKE people and they are not about to change with you and YOU CANNOT influence THE WORLD you are not a part of ~ John 17:16. 

What happens is that CHRIST via The help of The Holy Spirit uses the believer to draw those in the dark to The Light.



In order for YOU to be amongst the world’s influentials, you will have to bow to Satan.



Satan is very very cunning and deceitful. He tried same tactics with Jesus Christ Who rebuked him immediately ~ Matthew 4:8-10.



THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE TO “KNOW” THE TRUTH (John 8:32) because Satan has used and is still using same tactics on “the remnant”{Revelation 12:17} and most have bowed and some are still bowing. #SMH. 1 Kings 18:21-22



ARE YOU AMONGST THE 7000?? ~ 1 Kings 19:18.



#PERSONALRELATIONSHIPWITHCHRIST

#THEWORDOFGOD 

#HOLYSPIRITDWELLINGinYOU

#NOTBOWINGTOBAAL  

ASSOCIATION OR FELLOWSHIP?

​It is a malicious #IRONY that our “NEED for #Association” far outweighs our need for #Fellowship;

This is to; 

¤Identify-with without belonging to.

¤It is Believing without Obeying.

¤It is Loving without Submitting.

¤It is Congregating without Interacting.

¤It is the #Form without the #Power.


The mystery of Christian fellowship is our baptism into #theSpirit , #theWater, and #theBlood,  

not by joining a sect, or a religious  institution.

And this fellowship is essentially a partnership to the MUTUAL benefit of those involved.


Acts 4:32,” All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”


Acts 2:44,” All the believers were together and had everything in common.”


It is a SYMBIOSIS, a perpetual interactive IRON SHARPENING IRON.


But how do you BELONG, 

¤when your participation is restricted? 

¤when your loyalty is demanded, not earned?

¤when you dare not question or disagree?


So at best you give them your body, but NOT your heart.

And when people truly lack something, they surround themselves with the paraphernalia of that thing.


Under this counterfeit, and illusory fellowship we’ve all grown accustomed to, the mark of our maturity is Not #Unity, but our break away.

So the land is filled with Christian Brands and Logos, while the Christian values become subjects of debates.


John 17:21,” that all of them may be one, FATHER, just as YOU are in Me and I am in YOU. May they also be in US so that the world may believe that YOU have sent Me.”- The Prayer Of Jesus. 


#UntilWeComeToTheUnityOfFaith

READ YOUR BIBLE, MEDITATE, PRAY, TRUST, AND OBEY GOD…Kuorire


~ Kenny K’ore. 

THE MAIN AIM OF FELLOWSHIP. 

​Most are gathered today to fellowship. And out of the most;


– Some came because the building is so world-class standard and it just adds to their self-importance being inside it. Matthew 13:5-6



– Some came because of the cadre of people (e.g, the elites, the affluentials, the celebrities, etc) they will get to meet and socialize with at such gathering. Matthew 13:7



– Some also came because of the contacts or connections they can get in order to boost their musical or business career.



– Some came because of a guy or babe or someone else’s spouse who they seem to have taken an interest in.



– And some came to unburden their past, present, and future problems to GOD (Like they couldn’t do that in their rooms at home…)



– Others came to lord it over their fellow human beings while the rest are still fighting for high positions which will give them “lordship” rights. Isaiah 65:2-5, Matthew 23:13-39



– Just a countable few actually know and came for the main aim of the fellowship ~ HEARING TO “UNDERSTAND” THE WORD OF GOD. Matthew 13:8


How do I know all these? Look at the world around you. It is very evident.



Matthew 13:23 

“But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, AND UNDERSTANDETH IT; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”



IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE TRUTHFUL WORD OF GOD WHERE YOU ARE, MOVE TO WHERE YOU CAN. YOU OWE THAT TO YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE. 



Matthew 13:9 

“Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”


#UNDERSTANDINGTHEWORDOFGOD 

THE FOOLISH PROPHETS. 

​​Ezekiel  


13:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,  


13:2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD;  


13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!  


13:4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.  


13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.  


13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.  


13:7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?  


13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.  


13:9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.  


13:10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:  


13:11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.  


13:12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?  


13:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.  


13:14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.  


13:15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;  


13:16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.  


13:17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,  


13:18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?  


13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?  


13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.  


13:21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.  


13:22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:  


13:23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

GREATER WORKS. 

​Jehovah Yahweh exalts His WORD even above His Name and so thought it wise to give His Word a “personality”…



…That “personality” is Jesus Christ. 



It is written, “The WORD became flesh{after The HolySpirit came in contact with Mary} and dwelt AMONGST us” then.



But NOW, The WORD dwelling IN US becomes flesh(ours) when The HolySpirit lights it up. John 14:16, 26.



Jesus Christ himself had this knowledge, which is why He said in John 14:12  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, HE THAT BELIEVETH on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and GREATER WORKS THAN THESE SHALL HE DO; because I go unto my Father.”



“The issue is that there are too many converts who have not become believers and a lot of believers who have not become disciples.”

~ Paul Adefarasin.



#HOLYSPIRIT  #THEWORDOFGOD

#DISCIPLESHIP #JOINT-HEIR #GREATERWORKS

CONSIDER JESUS, IN LONELINESS. 

​Octavius Winslow: Consider Jesus, in Loneliness


Prophesying of Himself, Jesus said, “I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me.” How lonely may be your grief, O believer! None share your sorrow, few understand it. You are ‘as a sparrow alone on the house-top.’ There are none to watch with you in the garden of your anguish–your wounded heart, like the stricken deer, bleeds and mourns in secret. But your sorrow is all known to your loving, compassionate Savior; whose wisdom appointed it, whose love sent it, whose grace sustains it, and who will soothe and strengthen you with His tenderest sympathy. 


Let your labor of love, your lonely sorrow, throw you more entirely upon, and bring you into closer, more believing, and more loving relations with, the Savior; wean you more from the creature; separate you more from the world; and set you more supremely apart for God. Oh! then you will thank Him for the discipline of loneliness as among the holiest and most precious blessings of your life!

BLESSINGS.

BLESSINGS.



The TRUTH is that most have “delayed blessings” because they are not even asking GOD~ JEHOVAH YAHWEH for anything in the first place…


…They are actually asking SATAN via their “IDOLS”~ “Men of God”.



Have you never wondered? That everyone that ever asked{and even those that didn’t ask} JESUS CHRIST for blessings in the scriptures, received it either instantly or almost instantly. 

Why is your case different? Are you really a follower of Jesus Christ?



Remember; the MAGICIANS in Exodus 7 could do (on a smaller scale) the miracles MOSES performed…


…Same way SATAN gives you after much delay, what you are asking for via his Men{supposed “men of God”~ MAGICIANS} and in few days or months or years, it’s gone OR worst still, you do not have peace of mind with it. 



James  

4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.  

4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.  

4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?  

4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  

4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.



JEHOVAH’S BLESSINGS has no sorrow attached to it.


Proverbs 10:22 “THE BLESSING OF THE LORD, IT MAKETH RICH, AND HE ADDETH NO SORROW WITH IT.”



What should I now do? You ask. 


You should have a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with GOD~ JEHOVAH YAHWEH via JESUS CHRIST His Word.

 

※ HE wants to FREE YOU from the demonic shackles of slavery you’ve been held bound all your life without you even knowing it. John 8:32



Luke 13:16 “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?”



※ HE wants to heal you of your blindness{Matthew 15:14}, opening your eyes to THE TRUTH.



#PersonalRelationship #HolySpiritIndwelling

#TheWordOfGOD

#BlessingsOfJehovahYHWH

HOW BAD THEOLOGY DUPED US…

​STANDING WITH COUNTERFEIT ISRAEL AND THE 501C3 GOVERNMENT STONE TEMPLES, 

and how bad theology duped us into supporting terrorism and oppression. 


My heart grieves every time i see a “stand with Israel ” post on my timeline.  I’m grieved over the fact that so many have been taken in by this new and dangerous theology, and in so duped into supporting terrorism and oppression, all in the name of God.


I believe that this theology of the “church and Israel Distiction” is actually one of the most dangerous and destructive theologies in the world today, and is causing a great many Evangelical’s to embrace violence, condone oppression,  support torture, and is actually creating terrorism. This behavior is anything but Jesus-like.


Standing with counterfeit flesh Israel ironically causes one to stand opposed to God, blindly because all the indoctrination from the world and false prophets. This theology is premised upon the promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12, when God said, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”


From this verse, and other passages from the Old Testament this theology states that there are TWO covenants in the world today. One with the ethnic descendants of Abraham and one with everyone else. Essentially, it claims that God has two plans, one for Jews and one for Gentiles. 


As a result, this theology necessitates that all of the promises God made to Israel in the OT must only be fulfilled via the ethnic descendants of Abraham. This theology, at the core, differentiates God’s plan for humanity based upon race.


Beholders to this theology see the modern “political state” of Israel as the recipient of the promise God made to Abraham, and as a result, believe that we must unwaveringly support them lest we experience God’s wrath. Such attitudes have become deeply ingrained into Evangelicals culture. 


However, the truth is that this theology is a new theology that was popularized by denounced heretic John Nelson Darby in the 1800″s along with his collection of extra-biblical beliefs, such as the “secret rapture ” snatching away.


 Among Darby’s heresies included this new idea that God had TWO, SIMULTANEOUS COVENANTS, one for Jews and one for Gentiles. Sadly, much of Darby’s teachings caught hold in the UK and eventually America, and turned much of American Evangelicalism from an optimistic social justice focused movement into a pessimistic, end-times movement. 


However, Darby’s theology on Israel didn’t really take radical root in America until after the Rothschilds created the political state of Israel in 1948. Besides being an extremely racist theology, it is a very dangerous and destructive theology as well. 


Yes it is true that in the OT, Israel was the group of people God set apart. However the “seed of Abraham ” or the descendants of Abraham, have ALWAYS included those outside ethnic Jews (i.e., converted Gentiles) simply put, the OT never makes ‘Israel ” an issue of race, as most Evangelicals do, but instead describes a group of people who have decided to follow God. Any person, of any race who followed God, was included in Israel. It was NEVER a race, but a religious community. 


The New Testament affirms and teaches that the people of Israel are not those Jewish by blood but those who are Jesus-followers. Romans 9:6 “For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. . .in other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. 


Romans 2:29 tells us that the true Israelites are not so ethnically, but spiritually; “A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code.”


God does not have TWO SETS of chosen people, only one. We are saved by grace and not by race.


However, the “stand with Israel ” movement rejects what is PLAIN in Scripture, instead insisting that God has a very specific, chosen race of people for which He has a special plan.


Instead of the God Who is “not a respecter of persons “, this theology creates a “god” who is severely racist- receiving people not on the basis of their hearts, but on the genetic origins of their DNA. 


As Paul says in Galations 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”


This passage is perhaps as clear as it gets, that there is no longer a distinction or separation between Jews and Gentiles; the previous barrier has been removed. 


Furthermore, Paul ever so clearly states in Ephesians: 


Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised ” by those who call themselves “the circumciision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)- 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought through the blood of Christ. 


14 For He Himself is our peace, WHO HAS MADE THE TWO ONE AND HAS DESTROYED THE BARRIER, the dividind wall of hostility.15 By abolishing in His flesh the law with it’s commandments and regulations. HIS PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE IN HIMSELF ONE NEW MAN OUT OF THE TWO, THUS MAKING PEACE. 16 And in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hospitality. 

(emphasis mine)


In this we see, that it was God’s intention to completely remove ANY separation which once existed between the categories of “Jew” and “Gentile” and that as far as God is concerned, there is a  new humanity where all are included together. 


However, the stand with Israel movement rejects these Scriptures along with hundreds of others; insisting through there indoctrination that a barrier still exists, where God has one distinct plan for ethnic Jews and a separate plan (covenant) for Gentiles. I can think of no other more racist position that stands opposed to the TRUTH of Scriptures and His New Covenant on Love. 


Jesus was the fulfilment of the Old Testament, including GOD’S promise to Abraham. “We stand with Israel”  theology is literally destructive. 


By saying that you “stand with Israel ” you are, by definition, saying that you “stand against” the Palestinian people. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors not to stand against them. 


“Love fulfills the law.” Romans 8:3-4


~ Deborah Gillette.

THE EPIGNOSIS OF THE TRUTH.

​The “Epignosis” Of The Truth


14th July 2017

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome 


…For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:3-4).


God’s desire is for all men to be saved and come to the knowledge (Greek: Epignosis) of the truth. The reason for bringing salvation to all men isn’t only for them to receive it and escape eternal damnation but also to come into

an intimate knowledge, a fellowship or oneness with the truth.


That’s when you really start living. For example, 1 Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” This means you’re born of the Word; you’re the Word in flesh! Your life as a Christian is the manifestation of the Word. God wants you to come to the knowledge of this truth.


Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God….” This means you can’t be disadvantaged or defeated in life; the whole world is yours; you’re an associate of the God-kind. There’s no such thing as failure or poverty when you understand this revelation. These are basic truths revealed to us in the Word; receive and accept them, and your life will be an unending stream of the supernatural.


The Bible talks about those who are “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7). These are individuals who refuse to yield to the knowledge of the truth of their inheritance and identity in Christ Jesus. As a result, they turn around in circles, and never make progress. You can break the cycle by coming into the knowledge or oneness with the truth of your success, victory, prosperity and glorious life in Christ Jesus. You need to come to the knowledge of the truth that you’re in God’s class.


PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for granting me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of you. You’ve granted me the specialized knowledge that enables me to function in your perfect will, now and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


FURTHER STUDY: Philemon 1:6, Ephesians 1:18, John 8:32

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 22:22-23:1-11, Job 36-39

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 8:40-56 Joshua 10