THE ROOT.

The root of man’s problem  is not his birth.

The root of man’s problem  is not his lineage.

The root of man’s problem  is not his character.

The root of man’s problem  is not his attitude.

The root of man’s problem  is not even “money”.

The root of man’s problem  is actually his spirit.

Yes! His spirit. (And when I say “man”, I refer to the man and the woman also)

*When GOD talked about man’s death in Genesis 2:17, He was referring to his spirit (created in Genesis 1:27) and not the body (formed in Genesis 2:27).*

THE SPIRITUAL CONTROLS THE PHYSICAL.

And THE ONLY BEING who can RECREATE (REBORN) the damaged spirit (as a result of Genesis 3:3,6) is THE HOLY SPIRIT (who created it initially. Genesis 1:2,27).

Man didn’t ask to be created before (Genesis 3:12) but now have to “ask” to be recreated ~ Romans 10:10, Matthew 7:7 and thus be BORN AGAIN by The Holy Spirit. John 16:7

“Therefore if any man BE IN CHRIST, he is a NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Note: “A NEW CREATURE”. This is why Christ (after His death on the cross) went (in His Spirit form) to preach to the spirits {those who had died(“without the promise..”) before His ministry} – 1 Peter 3:18-19, so that they too could be RECREATED (become BORN AGAIN). *Some might be asking why it’s only Noah’s family that was mentioned…..Your answer is in John 21:25.*

GOD DEALT WITH THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM!

So, when a preacher and his “followers” focus more on the LETTER (which kills), using it as a guide to raising “Godly” children (forgetting GOD IS SPIRIT), he/she is simply raising physically perfect and STILL spiritually dead beings~ “ZOMBIES”. (The same error the pharisaic religious leaders made)
Matthew 23:25-28 sheds more light.

If you’re still in the 1st Adam – FLESH, you’re under Satan’s dominion.
If you’re in the 2nd Adam a.k.a CHRIST – SPIRIT, you’re a “new creature”(joint-heir with Christ).

Therefore, It is of utmost importance that a believer have The Holy Spirit indwelling. Galatians 6:15.

NEVER FORGET LUKE 11:13;
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ASK HIM?”

ASK!!!

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BE ENLIGHTENED.

Here are 16 quotes from the same preacher

1.
We believe, that the work of regeneration, conversion, sanctification and faith, is not an act of man’s free will and power, but of the mighty, efficacious and irresistable grace of God.

2.
Salvation is all grace, which means, free, gratis, for nothing.

3.
If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, “I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it.” But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness.”

4.
Justification by religious performances, and meritorious deeds, is nothing better than the old Pharisaism with a Christian name stuck upon it. . . That doctrine makes the Lord Jesus Christ to be practically a nobody; for if salvation be of works, then the way of salvation through faith in a Savior is superfluous, and even mischievous

5.
There is no other salvation except that which begins and ends with grace.

6.
And, my friends, if any of you shall be saved, it must be by Christ alone. There must be no patchwork; Christ did it all, and will not be helped in the matter. Christ will not allow you, as some say, to do what you can, and leave him to make up the rest. What can you do that is not sinful? Christ has done all for us; the work of redemption is all finished. Christ planned it all, and worked out all; and we, therefore, preach a full salvation through Jesus Christ.

7.
Learn, then, that if you take Christ out of Christianity, Christianity is dead.
If you remove grace out of the gospel, the gospel is gone.
If the people do not like the doctrine of grace,
give them all the more of it.

8.
Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin.

9.
THE GRACE THAT DOES NOT CHANGE MY LIFE WILL NOT SAVE MY SOUL.

10.
The greatest argument against the Bible is an unholy life; and when a man will give that up, he will convince himself.

11.
Remember that the Lord Jesus came to take away sin in three ways; He came to remove the penalty of sin, the power of sin, and, at last, the presence of sin.”

12.
The grace that does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves His people, not IN their sins, but FROM their sins. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord.

13.
O Christian people, be holy, for Christ is holy. Do not pollute that holy Name wherewith you are named. Let your family life, your personal life, your business life, be as holy as Christ your Lord would have it to be. Shall saints be shams when sinners are so real?

14.
Not that our salvation should be the effect of our work, but our work should be the evidence of our salvation.

15.
Lower the Law and you dim the light by which man perceives his guilt; this is a very serious loss to the sinner rather than a gain; for it lessens the likelihood of his conviction and conversion. I say you have deprived the gospel of its ablest auxiliary [its most powerful weapon] when you have set aside the Law. You have taken away from it the schoolmaster that is to bring men to Christ . . . They will never accept grace till they tremble before a just and holy Law. Therefore the Law serves a most necessary purpose, and it MUST NOT be removed from its place.

16.
Brethren and sisters, it is no slight thing to be holy. A man must not say, “I have faith,”and then fall into the sins of an unbeliever; for, after all, our outer life is the test of our inner life; and if the outerlife be not purified, rest assured the heart is not changed. That faith which does not bring forth the fruit of holiness is the faith of devils. The devils believe and tremble. Let us never be content with a faith which can live in hell, but rise to that which will save us—the faith of God’s elect, which purifies the soul, casting down the power of evil, and setting up the throne of Jesus Christ, the throne of holiness within the spirit.

All 16 quotes are from Spurgeon, Charles Haddon….a wonderful 19th century preacher of grace and eternal salvation, without an ounce of legalism in him.

Not an ounce.

SPIRITUAL FATHERS…

Everyday, church members are taught their responsibility to their spiritual father.
They have heard it from almost every guest speaker who visited the church. They have heard about how to honor their spiritual father, serve in his vision, give to his vision, defend his name, cover his nakedness and not be like the sons of Noah BUT…

Nobody is teaching about the responsibility of spiritual fathers to their sons, how spiritual fathers should honor their sons/daughters, how spiritual fathers can serve in the vision of their spiritual sons or daughters, how spiritual fathers should give to the vision of their sons/daughters, defending the names of their sons/daughters and cover their nakedness like God covers ours.

You see, this spiritual fatherhood thing in Nigerian Pentecostal circles is One Sided. It’s turning SOME fathers to Slave Masters and the rest of you to slaves.

If this spiritual fatherhood doctrine is not reviewed in the light of the finished work of Christ then the on going reformation will destroy that system. It’s ALMOST looking like a scam.

True fathers should rise up and speak.

Rev Johnwhyte Ede is one father who have pushed me forward in life. When he is not comfortable with my posts, he will come inbox and correct me like a father. He looks out for ways to connect me to opportunities and has never asked me for a seed. I am comfortable to discuss ANYTHING with him. We need fathers like him. Fathers who are humble enough to see their sons as friends.

Truth will distinguish true fathers.

Maranatha!

~ Pastor Charles Awuzie.

MIRACLE ZONE.

Be carried into the miracle-zone…

Feeding the Five Thousand: The disciples dared to do something that looked ridiculously impossible – starting to distribute a handful of breadcrumbs. They could have stood beside Jesus and done nothing, or prayed for him to do something somehow. That would have been so familiar.

People pray for the Lord to work when what he wants is for us to work. What use is it going to one prayer meeting after another to pray for power if you never do anything that needs power?

What good is it to spend twenty-four hours a day in prayer, if your prayers are steeped in disobedience and unbelief? We can give way all too easily to the fear of failure, the devil’s constant temptation.

We try to be logical about the small piece of bread we have. Unfortunately, that will not get us very far; faith does not come by logic.

You do not need a university degree in theology to believe. Omnipotence only flows through hands that distribute bread. Obedience is the vehicle, which carries believers – even timid ones – into the miracle zone. Are you ready? God bless you and please share.

~ REINHARD BONNKE.

A PROPHET OF DOOM???

Sayings like this ~ “New Covenant prophecy is only meant for: edification, exhortation, and comfort. There are no prophets of doom sent by Christ” is one of the main reason for the high rise in “false prophets” (and prophecy) nowadays; those who have not seen but are prophesying what they “think” is right.

Lets not forget that TRUE prophets DO NOT CONJURE UP VISIONS. It is what GOD shows/tells them that they speak.

The Prophets will tell you of the impending doom/gloom and also tell you what needs to be done to avoid it…

…ALL the prophets in the scripture did just that, Christ inclusive. Matthew 11:21; 23.

The “unrepentant souls” in Noah’s time chose to focus on the “prophet of doom” rather than follow instructions so as not to perish, same applies to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah in Abraham’s days, and they all perished.

The people of Nineveh were wise, though. They didn’t focus on the “prophet of doom”(Jonah) but listened and did the right thing. And they were saved.

Are you still focusing on the “prophet of doom” OR are you making amends already??? #FoodForThought.

“The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.”
~ Matthew 12:41 

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THE BODY OF CHRIST.

THE BODY OF CHRIST is NOT the mixture of “wheat and tares”, “sheep and wolves” gathered in a building called “church”.

THE HOLY SPIRIT is the bond “unifying the body” so THE BODY OF CHRIST is NOT divided. Matt.16:18

Ephesians 4:4 
“There is ONE BODY, and ONE SPIRIT, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;”

THE BODY OF CHRIST IS “ONE BODY” ~ THE HOLY SPIRIT. Romans 12:4-5. 1 Corinth 10:17; 12:13

A “worldwide (or local) christian association” is NOT synonymous to THE BODY OF CHRIST.

THE BODY OF CHRIST is the summation of all INDIVIDUAL body(person) housing Christ inside them via The Holy Spirit. Acts 7:49-51.

The Disciples of old weren’t gathered forming association. They were scattered everywhere in the world, doing exploits via soul winning…

…and same way, we now have THE REMNANTS (BODY OF CHRIST) scattered everywhere in the world doing exploits in their little corner.

1 Corinthians 12:13 
“For by ONE SPIRIT are we all baptized into ONE BODY, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

~ “whether we be Jews or Gentiles, Igbo or Hausa, Black or White, Asian or African, Pentecostal or Orthodox, CEO or Gateman, etc”, the ONLY focus is CHRIST via The Holy Spirit.

“TITHES” VS “WEIGHTIER MATTERS”.

When it’s time to talk about ‘abstaining from sin’, these false preachers will begin to say “you’re no more under the law but under grace, Christ has paid ALL the price…. blah, blah, blah”.

…But when it comes to money matters (tithes and offerings), they will remember “the law” in Malachi and how they’re related to Abraham (who was under the law).
“Tithes and Offerings” were not included in the price Christ paid… You’ll just have to pay them that one. #SMH

Matthew 23:23
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have OMITTED the WEIGHTIER MATTERS of THE LAW, ‘judgment’, ‘mercy’, and ‘faith’: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”

WEIGHTIER MATTERS;
#Judgement of sins.
#Mercy on repentant sinners.
#Faith through which one daily learn from The HolySpirit how not to be a slave to sin.

GOD’S WILL IN EARTH.

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.”

You know why Christ didn’t pray for the world?

It’s because “the world” is Satan’s jurisdiction.

Here’s the story again;
Satan wanted to be “like” GOD and got banished for it. Isaiah 14:12-14

GOD then made man “like” Himself. Genesis 1:26

Thus, Satan hated man so much for this and started hatching his evil plan.

Satan knowing “Romans 6:16” well and how GOD is bound by His Word went to deceive man(Adam) with lies and man “obeyed” him. Hence, man relinquished power over to his new master – Satan, who then gets to be “lord” over all that man was given in Gen.1:28 – The world.

This is why Christ came to redeem as many as would believe and accept Him (repenting) back to GOD.

In Christ, man is restored back to his rightful position and given what he had in Genesis 1:28. 1 Corinth 6:2

This is why a rebirth (being BORN AGAIN wholeheartedly and not just with mere mouth) is very important because it signifies a ‘severance’ from the lineage of the first Adam whose kingdom (world) is being ruled by Satan…

…to a ‘connection’ to the lineage of the second Adam (Jesus Christ) whose kingdom (Heaven) is being ruled by THE MOST HIGH GOD, JEHOVAH YAHWEH.

Matthew 6:10 
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

Christ prayed the prayer above because of THE REMNANTS still here in earth, that through their evangelizing to the lost, GOD’s Will (of “one on one” fellowship/relationship with His creation) shall be done…

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
~ Romans 10:14

..And although presently, false preachers have turned men to start having relationship/fellowship with Satan via them instead of with GOD, GOD’s Will is still being done in earth in the lives of THE FEW – Matthew 20:16, 22:14.

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
~ Revelation 22:12

#PersonalRelationship #AcceptChristAsLord #HolySpiritIndwelling #ToHeWhoHasEars #TheWordOfGod

GOD’S SHEEP.

John 10:27  “My SHEEP hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:”

You know why Christ always refer to His own as “Sheep” (singular) and not sheeps (plural)?

It is because He relates with His own INDIVIDUALLY and sees each as an extension of Himself (John 14:20). Acts 2:3
He created John this way and Tina that way and thus relate with each accordingly.

Remember, EACH individual (not collective) will stand to face judgement so doing “church” is definitely not going to help you on THAT DAY.

Christ communicates with His own now via The Holy Spirit.

And the preachers tell you that The Holy Spirit is residence in you when you genuinely give your life to Christ and yet, you still can’t hear Him speak to you or feel Him leading You…

…one or all of these reasons could be why;
1) You don’t understand what “giving one’s life” entails so you didn’t genuinely give your life.
OR
You gave a part of your life.

2) Just like Samuel, when HE spoke, you ran to tell your pastor/”spiritual parent” who instead of telling you what to do rightly (like Eli told Samuel), decided to be a stronghold/stumblingblock ~ telling you “I don’t want you to suffer what I suffered, blah, blah, blah….” and thus became “the voice”(of deceit) in your life, making you tune out The Voice of The Holy Spirit.

3) You believe deeply that you’re “forever saved” and so started serving God and Mammon. And because THE MOST HIGH GOD doesn’t share His glory, He left you to your devices. ROMANS 1:28.

4) You know your belief system is wrong but have chosen to go with the masses. Hosea 4:6

If you fall under any or all of the above category, this is the time for you to genuinely repent and seek GOD by yourself. Hunger and thirst, and you shall surely be filled. Matthew 6:33.

#PersonalRelationship #HolySpiritIndwelling #ToHeWhoHasEars #TheWordOfGod

THE FALSE TEACHERS.

Matthew 16:24 
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

The deal Christ offered them was “to fish for men” and carry their cross, coupled with trials, temptations, self denial, and everlasting life…

Matthew 4:8-9
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 

And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”

…and then, Satan came to offer them a deal which came with wealth, influence, jets, world recognition, be an idol to many, power, etc.

They accepted the latter. They sold their souls and have vouched to take You (Yes! YOU) along to hell.

Note: Know that when they tell you they’re “men of God”, the “God” they’re actually talking about is SATAN.

We’re already living in the days Christ warned about and just as He said in Matt.24:23, this is the time for you to really know Him for yourself via personal relationship.

And if you’re still following all these blind bats (calling themselves “men of God”) blindly, just know that you’re doing so at your own detriment.

#ToHeWhoHasEars #PersonalRelationship #HolySpiritIndwelling #TheWordOfGod