WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? 3

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? 3

Jesus did not do the will of God for us.  We have to do it for ourselves. What is the way, the truth and the life of eternal life, which is...

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (2)

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (2)

In order for us to do the will of God, we must know the way, the truth and the life. The will of God was not done on earth before Jesus came...

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (1)

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (1)

God wants what is best for those in heaven to be accomplished in our lives on earth.  But we want what is best for us on...

WHAT MAN OF GOD IS PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME?

WHAT MAN OF GOD IS PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME?

If our marriage breaks down, we must not fool ourselves and others by insisting we are standing in the righteousness of God.  Christian...

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (2)

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (2)

Somebody physically opened my door.  And when I looked to see who it was, I discovered it was a demon. A nightmare occurs when an invisible...

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (1)

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (1)

Everything here on earth is a very poor imitation of what exists in the kingdom of God.     There is a fundamental...

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 2

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 2

When we truly forgive, men are freed from the bondage of their sins.  God, our Father, is merciful.  Once we repent, he immediately...

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Christians today are the people who betray Jesus; but with a kiss. A blogger became so exasperated with my criticism of the Christian Church; he...

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WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? 3

willJesus did not do the will of God for us.  We have to do it for ourselves.

What is the way, the truth and the life of eternal life, which is the will of the Father?  Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6).  God the Father required Jesus the Son to lay down his life out of love for him in order to return to him in heaven and inherit eternal life.  Jesus had all the power to save his life but refused to do so out of love for God.  He refused because he was determined to fulfil the will of God.

Jesus laid down his life for God; therefore God raised him from the dead to eternal life.  Nobody in human history understood that this is the will of God before Jesus’ shining example.  Nobody in human history had ever laid down their life for God’s sake and for the sake of his kingdom before Jesus blazed the trail.  Jesus was: “the first to rise from death, to die no more.” (Revelation 1:5).

Jesus says: “My Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from my Father.” (John 10:17-18). Jesus, the Good Shepherd, lays down his life; therefore, his sheep are also required to follow his example by laying down their lives.

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (1)

will of god 2God wants what is best for those in heaven to be accomplished in our lives on earth.  But we want what is best for us on earth. 

Christians often go to “Nicodemus pastors,” seeking the will of God.  We want to know whether to accept this or that job-offer.  We want to know if we should marry Joseph or Kunle.  “Which one will enable me to fulfil my destiny?  Which is God’s will for my life?” we ask.

“Nicodemus pastors” are well-schooled in the ways of men.  They throw up coins in prayer asking “heads or tails?”  “Which job pays more?  Which suitor has the better prospects?  Which choice will yield the bigger tithe and thanksgiving offering?”

“Nicodemus pastors” can always be trusted to be ignorant of the will of God.  They deceive men into believing the will of man is the will of God.  This makes them enemies of the souls of men. 

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (2)

darth vaderSomebody physically opened my door.  And when I looked to see who it was, I discovered it was a demon.

A nightmare occurs when an invisible person presses us down on the bed while we are sleeping.  Literally, it means someone rides us like a mare at night.  According to European myth and legend, a nightmare is a demon or evil spirit that harasses and suffocates people in their sleep. 

Nightmares are real and they often betray our weak spiritual conditions.   They indicate that we need to be better nourished with the word of God, and walk accordingly.  Thus, David plea-bargains with God: “O LORD, do not rebuke me in your wrath, nor chasten me in your hot displeasure! For your arrows pierce me deeply, and your hand presses me down.” (Psalm 38:1-2). 

This does not mean it is God himself who literally presses us down on the bed.  But he allows the enemy to do this in order to alert us of the need for repentance and to pay more attention to spiritual matters.  One thing is certain, no one presses down on us when we are on fire for the Lord.  If they dare, they will get burnt.  

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 2

keysWhen we truly forgive, men are freed from the bondage of their sins. 

God, our Father, is merciful.  Once we repent, he immediately forgives us; provided we also forgive others.  Jesus says: “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14-15). 

Jesus does not say we shall be forgiven because he will die for our sins and wash us in his blood.  He says we shall be forgiven if we forgive others.  It is all that simple. 

 

Kingdom keys

Jesus says to Peter: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (2)

will of godIn order for us to do the will of God, we must know the way, the truth and the life.

The will of God was not done on earth before Jesus came because Jesus is: “the beginning and the ending of all things.” (Revelation 1:8).  Jesus says: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).  This means, as far as God is concerned, we did we not have life before Jesus came.  The life we had was the counterfeit life.  It was the life of men and not the life of God. 

There is a fundamental difference between the life of men and the life of God.  The life of men is temporal.  The life of God is eternal.  The life we had before Jesus was dead to God.  The life Jesus gives is alive to God.  Jesus said to the Jews: “Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.  For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

WHAT MAN OF GOD IS PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME?

anita oyakhilomeIf our marriage breaks down, we must not fool ourselves and others by insisting we are standing in the righteousness of God. 

Christian pastors have become demigods.  Their word is law; no questions asked.  As Jesus said, they teach as doctrines the commandments of men. (Matthew 15:9).  They come up with all kinds of self-serving principles that turn scripture on its head; just in order to justify themselves before men and control their lives.  One such manipulator is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy.

 

Man of God

Pastor Chris is going through a rough patch at the moment.  His wife, Pastor Anita, has filed for divorce, accusing him of having inappropriate relationships with female church members, among other things.  Instead of waiting for his day in court, Pastor Chris has resorted to bogus interpretations of the scriptures; even proclaiming he is a “man of God” and therefore above sin. 

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (1)

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Everything here on earth is a very poor imitation of what exists in the kingdom of God.    

There is a fundamental difference between God-given dreams and God-given visions.  Dreams are revelations we receive from God while we sleep.  Visions, on the other hand, are revelations we receive while awake.

Visions are communicated through a variety of ways.  Sometimes they come through divine or angelic appearances.  Or they come through our falling into a trance.  But sometimes they are "open;" we perceive them through the natural eye. In open visions, we are privileged to see into the realms of the spirit; even while still aware of our physical surroundings. 

Jesus says: “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” (John 3:3).  To see the kingdom is to see what God is doing or going to do.  This is reassuring.  It confirms we are really walking with the living God.  Accordingly, Jesus says: “I tell you this now before it happens, so that when it happens you will believe I am the Messiah.”

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

world lightChristians today are the people who betray Jesus; but with a kiss.

A blogger became so exasperated with my criticism of the Christian Church; he decided to launch what would be the definitive counter-attack.  “Femi Aribisala,” he declared triumphantly, “is not a Christian!”  When I thought about this, I concluded that, using the same logic, the prophets of Israel were not Israelites. 

This is God’s mandate for his prophets: “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1).  Those who had a problem with this killed the prophets.  I have been killed time-and-again by Christians; but the Lord always raises me from the dead.

 

If my criticism of apostate Christianity disqualifies me as a Christian, then most Nigerians can no longer be Nigerians.  Indeed, where two or three Nigerians are gathered, you can be sure we are busy criticising our dear country.  However, Nigerians criticise Nigeria because we are Nigerians and not because we are not.