The GOD of WAR II

Thanks for reading the first part of this series. I want to believe it has blessed you in one way or the other. Please if does endeavour to share to liberate people from the shackles of religion and mental slavery.

Thanks for checking out the part 2 of the post, I make this succinctly succint as you stick around much longer for the Part 3

Please don’t forget this Scripture as we go through this series. I’m always super ecstatic about it especially due to  the way The Amplified Bible rendered it.

  • Hebrews 1:1-3 AMP

[1] IN MANY SEPARATE REVELATIONS [EACH OF WHICH SET FORTH A PORTION OF THE TRUTH] and in DIFFERENT WAYS GOD SPOKE of old to [our] forefathers in and BY THE PROPHETS,

[2] [But] in the last of these days HE HAS SPOKEN TO US IN [the person of a] SON, Whom He appointed HEIR and LAWFUL OWNER of all things, also by and through Whom HE CREATED THE WORLDS and the reaches of space and THE AGES OF TIME [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].

[3] He is the SOLE EXPRESSION OF THE GLORY OF GOD [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and HE IS THE PERFECT IMPRINT and VERY IMAGE OF [GOD’S] NATURE, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by HIS MIGHTY WORD OF POWER. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,

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Let’s Get Started!!

The principle of sin and death that operates in the world has taught us wrongly!

We so much believe in Karma, Nemesis etc. Supported by a few Scriptures like;

Jeremiah 49:2, 12 KJV
[2] Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord , that I WILL CAUSE AN ALARM OF WAR to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a DESOLATE HEAP, and her daughters shall be BURNED WITH FIRE: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the Lord .

[12] For thus saith the Lord ; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? THOU SHALT NOT GO UNPUNISHED, but thou shalt surely drink of it .

1 Samuel 15:18 KJV
And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and UTTERLY DESTROY THE SINNERS the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

Proverbs 11:21 KJV

Though hand join in hand, THE WICKED SHALL NOT BE UNPUNISHED: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

That is why it’s easier for us to associate tyranny and Great destruction with Great power Other than Great Love, Great Compassion, and Great Goodness

[NLT] Jeremiah 9:24 But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they TRULY KNOW ME and understand that I am the Lord WHO DEMONSTRATES UNFAILING LOVE and who brings JUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord, have spoken!

If He kills a sinner for his sin [as Justice] how about his Love and Righteousness part in the same scenario?

We have enthroned ‘Death’ higher than ‘Life’

Hence we miss out big time of the knowledge of God

Hence we see Jesus, God in man, as Weak

But we see Elijah and merciless Elisha as Powerful

I have not really heard plenty people cry and pray to receive the single portion of the anointing of our Lord Jesus Christ

But we have fasted, prayed and sowed dangerous prophetic seeds to receive the double portion of Elijah’s Anointing

Think About it

Why was John called the greatest of the prophets? Yet he did no miracle

Mat 11:11  Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:

See the reason here

Joh 10:41  And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.

He presented and represented God well

He introduced the messiah well! Although he made mistakes too but

  • He didn’t present Jesus as the one that is coming to punish the world
  • He didn’t talk about Him as the one that killeth and maketh Alive
  • He didn’t talk about him as the one that will send down famine should in case men refused to believe

Rather He spoke of him plainly as the one that came to take the punishment that the world deserves away

Joh 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

He spoke about him not as the one that gives sickness, but as the one that gives the Holy Ghost

Joh 1:33  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

So to see the prophets that exercised so much authority in destruction as superior is poor appreciation of the Scriptures!

God wants to be known for Goodness

For Goodness is what he does

Psa 130:3  If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Psa 130:4  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

That is serious! 

  • That is clear! Meaning God does not mark iniquities
  • Meaning God does not invoke some experimental and experiential punishment on the sinner because of his atrocities

Rather He forgives them!

Think about the Scripture below

(Ezekiel 33:10 CEV)  

The LORD said: Ezekiel, son of man, the people of Israel are complaining that the punishment for their sins is more than they can stand. They have lost all hope for survival, and they blame me.

So they were asking that ‘How will they live since they have sinned’

And sadly and ignorantly, they blame God for the punishment

Hmmm

And God gave an Epic response

How I wish mankind can get this today

Eze 33:11  Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Wow wow

So, if God does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked
It means HE DOES not KILL the wicked!

It means, ‘He will be vexing himself if he does’
He will be sinning if he does

FOR HE SAID

I DON’T TAKE PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF THE WICKED

I DON’T DELIGHT IN IT
I DON’T REJOICE IN IT

Stop sending such prayer points to me!

So To pray FALL DOWN AND DIE on men in a congregation is to together gang up as one to grieve the heart of GOD

HE HAS NO PLEASURE IN DEATH!

HIS POWER IS TO SAVE THE SINNER FROM DEATH!

2 Peter 3:9,15 KJV
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. [15] And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

Also, See what he did to sinners who perished during Noah’s era

1 Peter 3:18-21 KJV
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: [19] By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; [20] Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. [21] The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

Wow that is love and righteousness!

Death came by Man, but LIFE came by God in Christ

He never told Adam that if you eat of that Tree, I will then Come and kill you

No
God is life
And rejecting Life is creating Death

And you know it took time for even physical death to catch up with Adam’s body? Over 930 years. That’s to Show that Death is not God’s weapon/ or else, why did it take that long for it to swallow Adam up?

(Romans 5:12 GNB)  

Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned.
Now see this

Death is man’s creation But Life is God’s!

(Romans 5:17 GNB)  

It is true that through the sin of one man death began to rule because of that one man. But how much greater is the result of what was done by the one man, Jesus Christ! All who receive God’s abundant grace and are freely put right with him will rule in life through Christ.

Glory to God
See
Life is Greater than Death

Simply because LIFE IS of God

Forgiveness is Life

While Anger, malice, unforgiveness and their resultant prayer points is death

So God’s reaction to His Enemies is not WRATH but MERCY (not killing them)

(Romans 5:10 CEV)  

Even when we were God’s enemies, he made peace with us, because his Son died for us. Yet something even greater than friendship is ours. Now that we are at peace with God, we will be saved by his Son’s life.

So He came to make peace with the Sinner

Not to make War

And today, he is giving us the same ministry to continue on his behalf

2Co 5:18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2Co 5:19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

He doesn’t count sins
So God gave us a ministry of NO-SIN IMPUTATION

2Co 5:20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

We are to represent him based on facts that his son came to tell us and demonstrate to us in his death, burial and resurrection

Not based on Rumors that we have been told of him

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Lastly, see our Commission here as stated by Jesus and Paul

Luke 24:46-47 KJV
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: [47] And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Act 26:16  But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

Act 26:17  Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

Now see what we are sent to do to sinners

To people who pose/stage themselves as our enemies and as God’s enemies

Act 26:18  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Wow just like Isaiah 66:1 huh? 
Goodness for the bad man!

And Thank God for Paul

He obeyed this and refused to run his own witch killing or anger filled ministry

Act 26:19  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

So

  • if you are still advertising a God that is angry everyday with sinners
  • A God that wants to kill both repentant or unrepentant witches and wizards
  • A God that does not forgive without collecting back his own pound of flesh

You are running your own ministry o! Not God’s

The Only War God had was not with man

But with his enemies of man;

SIN
DEATH
HELL
THE DEVIL
SICKNESS & INFIRMITIES
 And this he did in the death, burial and resurrection of his SON

SO help us beg the plenty merciless ministries and prophets around

That they should stop decorating demons and camouflaging them as God and angels to achieve the devil’s mission

Joh 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Kindly help like, comment, share and stick around for part 3

I call you blessed!

Inspired by: Omoba Temitope Thompson @The Edifying Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria

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The God of War 1

ares_god_of_war_1280x960Thanks for checking out my blog. The title of this article might have aroused your interest in one way or the other. As it brings to mind different interesting perspective.

If you’ve been adequately acquainted with the ancient Greek mythology, Ares also called Mars by Romans [God of War] comes to the fore. And if you’re an ideal guy who loves gaming. Lord Kratos [whose creed is Vengeance] comes to mind amongst other possibilities. 

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However this series is not in anyway related to any of those angry God stories. The objective of this series is;

  • To expound on my previous post The Law Was Given by Moses [Not God]
  • To bring some issues into clearer perspective
  • To answer a number of questions from the post
  • Most importantly to Reveal God more accurately differently from what you used to know of Him
  • To reveal His constantly consistently consistent nature
NB: In the course of this post
you'll be reading what negates the truth you ever knew!

You’ll be least offended if you could just forget what you know first and just be as objective as possible.

Don’t just jump into hasty conclusions. It’s not a quick-read but kindly read to the very end. 

Read (especially the Scriptures), pay close attention to words in Upper case,  pause, think, re-read, don’t be in haste to quickly finish reading it. 

Drop your relevant questions (from Scriptures) in the comments, I’d answer them 

Stay tuned by following my blog for the next series

Share the post if it blesses you. Thanks

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Let’s Get Started

THE GOD OF WAR

Psalm 68 vs 1 KJV

Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. 

This is a scripture that has given birth to several dangerous and ferocious prayer points and ministries. The scripture is almost more popular than the name of Jesus in some ministries. 

Let me say this to begin;

The Type of Prayers you make people pray is 
a reflection of the ministry you run 

We have seen men use scriptures like that above to fuel their own anger, selfishness, revenge;

  • That my boss must die
  • That old woman must not see the New Year
  • I give El Rufai 7 days ultimatum else… 
  • God punish my village people that are doing me
  • Lots and Lots 

However, so as not to drive the matter too far we actually saw God arose and the enemies scatter!

But David is not God! 

Neither is Hezekiah! 

So don’t see the enemies of those folks as the enemies of God!

But we really Saw God arose

In fact, He did more than Arising, He came down

He came to us

He came to the earth WITHOUT DROPPING ANY OF HIS CHARACTER 

  • Isaiah 9:6  

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and HIS NAME shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, The Prince of Peace.

OH HE CAME! 

The Word Became Flesh

  • John 1:1-2 KJV  

[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

[2]  The same was in the beginning with God. 

GOD ON THE STREETS  of men! THIS IS IT!

  • IF HE TRULY DEALS WITH HIS ENEMIES, THEN it’s time to see who and who is his enemy
  • And how he dealt with them

So How I wish we can fully grasp this Truth 

  • That God truly came DOWN 

John 1:14  KJV

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

  • YES GOD ONCE LIVED IN the Palestine I mean GOD!

1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

  • HE CAME FULLY I SAY 

Hebrews 1:3 KJV

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

[AMP]

He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is THE PERFECT IMPRINT and VERY IMAGE OF [GOD’S] NATURE,… 

[MSG]

This Son per­fectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s na­ture. He holds ev­ery­thing togeth­er by what he says—powerful words!

[NIV]

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF HIS BEING,..

[NLT]

The Son radiates God’s own glory and EXPRESSES THE VERY CHARACTER OF GOD,…

  • And instead of killing people that poses themselves as his enemies

We got the shocker of our lives

  • Acts  10:38 KJV 

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about DOING GOOD, and HEALING ALL THAT WERE OPPRESSED OF THE DEVIL; for God was with him.

People rejected him! He didn’t kill them!

  • A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus

Luk 9:51  And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

Luk 9:52  And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

Luk 9:53  And THEY DID NOT RECEIVE HIM, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

Luk 9:54  And when his disciples JAMES and JOHN saw this, they said, LORD, WILT THOU THAT WE COMMAND FIRE TO COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, AND CONSUME THEM, EVEN AS ELIAS DID?

Luk 9:55  But HE TURNED, and REBUKED THEM, and said, YE KNOW NOT WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT YE ARE OF.

Luk 9:56  For the Son of man IS NOT COME TO DESTROY men’s LIVES, BUT TO SAVE THEM. And they went to another village.

So even Elijah misrepresented God in that regard. I believe David must have learnt when he saw Jesus refused to kill those folks

Oh! He thought Killing the remnant of the household of Saul,  Killing the Philistines and Moabites is God’s will and delight

But The GodMan Came down and prove that hypothesis all wrong!

  • People injured him! Pierced him! But to our greatest surprise! The persecutors got a Wawu

They were blessed in return

Instead of judgment, they got forgiveness instead!

  • Luke 23:34 KJV  

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

MY GOD!! THAT IS STRONG!

SO WHICH GOD WAS DAVID talking ABOUT?

If it’s same God that came in Jesus [As Jesus], then we have to look a bit more closely at the enemies he destroyed

In Prophecy we saw his enemies

Please and please
 Focus on the capitalized words in the scripture below

Isa 53:4  Surely he hath borne OUR griefs, and carried OUR sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5  But he was wounded for OUR transgressions, he was bruised for OUR iniquities: the chastisement of OUR peace was upon him; and with his stripes WE ARE healed.

Wawu! Looking closely at that Scripture

‘OUR’ was used like 5 TIMES in those verses alone

And this is one of the clearest we can see

Meaning the enemies of God ARE; the Adverse / Negative Condition of the entire Humanity

We see these conditions clearly stated in the Epistles

  • Romans 5:12 KJV

Wherefore, as by one man SIN entered into the world, and DEATH by SIN; and so DEATH passed upon all men, for that all have SINNED:

Brother James gave us another clue to what they are

  • James 5:13-16 KJV

[13]  Is any among you afflicted? let him pray…

[14]  Is any sick among you? ….

[15]   And the prayer of faith shall SAVE the SICK, and the Lord shall RAISE him up; and if he have committed SINS, they shall be FORGIVEN him.

[16]   Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

So we see Sin, Death and all that came with it like sicknesses etc

So when the God arose and came as Jesus, let’s see the things that scattered

Mat 8:16  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were POSSESSED WITH DEVILS: and HE CAST OUT THE SPIRITS with his word, and HEALED ALL THAT WERE SICK:

Mat 8:17  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES, and BARE OUR SICKNESSES.

Sickness scattered!

Demons scattered! NOT Men!

And ultimately upon his death burial and resurrection

The Real foe of Man which is actually the enemy of God was given an eternal blow by the Godman

Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the DEVIL;

Heb 2:15  And deliver them who through FEAR OF DEATH were all their lifetime subject to BOUNDAGE.

GLORY!

‘Fear of death’ too was destroyed

  • WE SAW HIM DESTROY MORE

SCATTERED MORE

  • 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 KJV

[54] So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

[55]  O DEATH, where is thy sting? O GRAVE, where is thy victory?

[56]  The sting of death is SIN; and the strength of sin is the LAW.

[57]  But thanks be to God, which GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

So WHO/WHAT ARE THE ENEMIES OF GOD? 

  1. THE SIN OF MAN
  2. THE DEATH THAT MAN DESERVES
  3. THE DEVIL and his co-deceivers (demons)
  4. The Fear of death

We call everything Above the Kingdom of Darkness, Where Sin is the rules and for the very reason The Godman came. 

Behold, the Lamb of God

  • John 1:29 KJV  

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

So the witch, the Sinner, the wicked man are not GOD’S Enemy! That is why they didn’t die or vaporize at the presence of the God-Man!

Rather they are his delight! They are the reason why he came down

  • Luke 15:1- 7 KJV

[1] Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

[2] And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

[3] And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

[4] What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

[5] And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

[6] And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

[7] I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

He never came to destroy the sinner but the SIN that united MAN and the DEVIL. That is what this scripture is saying;

  • 1 John  3:8  KJV 

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

SO the man in Hell today is the one that refuses to break his alliance with sin (God’s Enemy) by simply believing the Gospel

He didn’t stop there!

What he did, he also does through us today! 

  • Mark 16:15-20 KJV

[15] And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

[16] He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

[17] And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

[18] They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

[19] So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

[20] And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

So today,

AS WE RISE and PREACH, get men saved, heal the oppress and cast out some Demons!

The Gospel prospers in your hands! 

That is GOD SCATTERING HIS ENEMIES

HE ROSE FOR MAN! NOT AGAINST MAN

HOPE IT’S CLEAR?

STAY TUNED FOR PART 2

I CALL YOU BLESSED!

Omoba Temitope Thompson

[The Edifying Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria]

https://edifyingassembly.com/contact

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The Amplified Bible on Eternal Salvation

hebrews-5-9The week has been a very eventful one!

Aside my professional practice, I was able to reason with scriptures with some folks [online]. Thank God a few were humbled like Apollos [though very mighty in scriptures] to learn more accurately from Priscilia & Aquila

Acts 18:24-28 AMP

[24] Meanwhile, there was a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, who came to Ephesus. He was a cultured and eloquent man, WELL VERSED and MIGHTY IN THE SCRIPTURES.

[25] He had been INSTRUCTED in the way of the Lord, and BURNING WITH SPIRITUAL ZEAL, he SPOKE and TAUGHT DILIGENTLY and ACCURATELY THE THINGS CONCERNING JESUS [Luke 24:25-27, 44-48], though he was ACQUAINTED ONLY with the baptism of John.

[26] He began to speak freely (fearlessly and boldly) in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him with them and EXPOUNDED TO HIM the way of God MORE DEFINETELY AND ACCURATELY.

[27] And when [Apollos] wished to cross to Achaia (most of Greece), the brethren wrote to the disciples there, urging and encouraging them TO ACCEPT and WELCOME HIM HEARTILY. When he arrived, he proved a great help to those who through grace (God’s unmerited favor and mercy) had believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ as Lord and Savior).

[28] For with GREAT POWER he refuted the Jews in public [discussions], SHOWING AND PROVING BY THE SCRIPTURES that JESUS IS THE CHRIST (the Messiah).

That being said, let me do this prestisimmo and I would make the decision easier for you.

At the end of this post,

You will either conclude and believe that the writers of The Amplified Bible are demonic [anti-Christ] hence will completely avoid AMP/AMPC like a plague forever [vow to never open the scriptures brought to the fore in your reading, studying, meditation and teaching ministry]

or

be convinced possibly too that Salvation is ETERNAL contrary to what you had known and hence provoked to do an unbiased study around it.

I would rather have you do the latter though

Let’s Get Started!

NB: Except stated otherwise
all scripture in this post are from the Amplified Bible [AMP/AMPC]

John 3

[16] For God so greatly LOVED and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that WHOEVER BELIEVES IN (trusts in, clings to, relies on) HIM SHALL NOT PERISH (come to destruction, be lost) BUT HAVE ETERNAL (everlasting) LIFE.

This bible verse is well known worldwide by most folks (saved and unbelievers alike).

Some preachers of the Gospel looked into this verse only to bring out money “Rhema” because of the word “Love and Gave” used together but intensionally overlooked the purpose of the gift “Whoever believes in Him has Eternal Life and thus shall not perish

For several ages [even before Constatine] men had adequately tried to cheat/defeat death exploring several ways [physics to meta-physics, sorcery, spiritism, other X-crafts] to live forever. Some age even believed that there is an “Elixir of Life” a magical potion that defy death to attain immortality.

Some sects also believed in the concept of “After Life” and that there are Compulsory requirements to secure a good place in it. Some believed it had to be bought [with plenty gold and precious gems] while some believed it had to be earned [by good heroic deeds]

A quick look into history revealed several other non conforming practices based on divergent religious beliefs on “The After Life”.

The Goodnews is that they were all wrong!

If it were really possible to be attained by human performances all these years, we should have heard another Eureka! [universally acceptable scientific breakthrough invention]

You don’t have to meet any of the divergent requirements and non-conforming practices to cheat Death!

There is just ONE TRUE requirement! [any other is fake/ a lie]

  • Irrespective of your sex, race, standard of living, social standing etc. [Whosoever]
  • Believes Him [the only begotten of the Father who is full of grace and truth]
  • Shall not perish [defy death, escape eternal death/misery in hell]
  • But have Ever lasting life [Life that is Eternal] sequel to BELIEVING!

If this life could be cut-short [aborted, interupted, truncated], I submit to you that can never qualify to be called ETERNAL! but if qualified to be so called then…

Yes you can say it again!

NOW GET YOUR BIBLES! AMP/AMPC

  • Matthew 25

[34]Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to ETERNAL SALVATION], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

  • Mark 10

[17]And as He was setting out on His journey, a man ran up and knelt before Him and asked Him, Teacher, [You are essentially and perfectly morally] good, what must I do to inherit ETERNAL LIFE  [that is, to partake of ETERNAL SALVATION in the Messiah’s kingdom]?

  • Luke 3

[6]And all mankind shall see (behold and understand and at last acknowledge) the salvation of God (the deliverance from ETERNAL DEATH decreed by God). [Isa. 40:3-5.]

  • Luke 10

[25]And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit EVERLASTING LIFE [that is, to partake of ETERNAL SALVATION in the Messiah’s kingdom]?

  • Luke 18

[18]And a certain ruler asked Him, Good Teacher [You who are essentially and perfectly morally good], what shall I do to inherit ETERNAL LIFE [to partake of ETERNAL SALVATION in the Messiah’s kingdom]?

  • Acts 6

[7]And the message of God kept on spreading, and the number of disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem; and [besides] a large number of the priests were obedient to the faith [in Jesus as the Messiah, through Whom is obtained ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God].

  • Acts 11

[24]For he was a good man [good in himself and also at once for the good and the advantage of other people], full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit and full of faith (of his belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain ETERNAL SALVATION). And a large company was added to the Lord.

  • Acts 13:46-49

[46]And Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly and boldly, saying, It was necessary that God’s message [concerning salvation through Christ] should be spoken to you first. But since you thrust it from you, you pass this judgment on yourselves that you are unworthy of ETERNAL LIFE and out of your own mouth you will be judged. [Now] behold, we turn to the Gentiles (the heathen).

[47]For so the Lord has charged us, saying, I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles (the heathen), that you may bring [ETERNAL] SALVATION to the uttermost parts of the earth. [Isa. 49:6.]

[48]And when the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified (praised and gave thanks for) the Word of God; and as many as were destined (appointed and ordained) to ETERNAL LIFE believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Jesus as the Christ and their Savior).

[49]And so the Word of the Lord [concerning ETERNAL SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST] scattered and spread throughout the whole region.

  • Acts 15:9,35

[9]And He made no difference between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith (by a strong and welcome conviction that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God).

[35]But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch and with many others also continued teaching and proclaiming the good news, the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of ETERNAL SALVATION in God’s kingdom].

  • Acts 16:1,32

[1]AND [Paul] went down to Derbe and also to Lystra. A disciple named Timothy was there, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer [she had become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and the AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION, and yielded obedience to Him]; but [Timothy’s] father was a Greek.

[32]And they declared the Word of the Lord [the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God] to him and to all who were in his house.

  • Acts 17:11-13

[11]Now these [Jews] were better disposed and more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they were entirely ready and accepted and welcomed the message [concerning the attainment through Christ of ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God] with inclination of mind and eagerness, searching and examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

[12]Many of them therefore became believers, together with not a few prominent Greeks, women as well as men.

[13]But when the Jews of Thessalonica learned that the Word of God [concerning the attainment through Christ of ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God] was also preached by Paul at Beroea, they came there too, disturbing and inciting the masses.

  • Acts 18

[11]So he settled down among them for a year and six months, teaching the Word of God [concerning the attainment through Christ of ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God].

  • Acts 19:10,20

[10]This continued for two years, so that all the inhabitants of [the province of] Asia, Jews as well as Greeks, heard the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God].

[20]Thus the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God] grew and spread and intensified, prevailing mightily.

  • Romans 1

[16]For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God’s power working unto SALVATION [for deliverance from ETERNAL DEATH] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,

  • Romans 5

[4]And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident HOPE OF ETERNAL SALVATION.

  • 1 Corinthians 1

[30]But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from ETERNAL PENALTY for sin].

  • 1 Corinthians 13

[13]And so faith, hope, love abide [faith–conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope–joyful and confident expectation of ETERNAL SALVATION; love–true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  • 1 Corinthians 15

[50]But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of ETERNAL SALVATION and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal).

  • 2 Corinthians 1

[24]Not that we have dominion [over you] and lord it over your faith, but [rather that we work with you as] fellow laborers [to promote] your joy, for in [your] faith (in your strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain ETERNAL SALVATION in the kingdom of God) you stand firm.

  • 2 Timothy 2

[10]Therefore I [am ready to] persevere and stand my ground with patience and endure everything for the sake of the elect [God’s chosen], so that they too may obtain [the] SALVATION which is in Christ Jesus, with [the reward of] ETERNAL GLORY.

NOW check this verse in many bible tranlations!

It’s constantly conforming and consistent!

  • Hebrews 5

[9]And, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped], He became the AUTHOR and SOURCE OF ETERNAL SALVATION to all those who give heed and obey Him, [Isa. 45:17.]

[KJV] Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION unto all them that obey him;

[NIV] Hebrews 5:9 and, once made perfect, he became the SOURCE OF ETERNAL SALVATION for all who obey him

[NLT] Hebrews 5:9 In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the SOURCE OF ETERNAL SALVATION FOR ALL those who obey him.

LASTLY

  • Isaiah 45

[17]But Israel shall be saved by the Lord with EVERLASTING SALVATION; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity. [Heb. 5:9.]

[NLT] Isaiah 45:17 But the Lord will save the people of Israel with ETERNAL SALVATION. Throughout EVERLASTING AGES, they will NEVER AGAIN be humiliated and disgraced.

To cap it all. compare this OT versus NT text

[NLT] Isaiah 43:11 I, yes I, am the Lord, and there is NO OTHER SAVIOR.

[NLT] Isaiah 43:13 “From ETERNITY TO ETERNITY I AM GOD. NO ONE CAN SNATCH ANYONE OUT OF MY HAND. NO ONE CAN UNDO WHAT I HAVE DONE.”

Versus,

[NLT] John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

[NLT] John 10:28 I GIVE THEM ETERNAL LIFE, and THEY WILL NEVER PERISH. NO ONE CAN SNATCH THEM AWAY FROM ME,

[NLT] John 10:29 for MY FATHER HAS GIVEN THEM TO ME , and HE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ANYONE ELSE. NO ONE CAN SNATCH THEM FROM THE FATHER’S HAND.

[NLT] John 10:30 The FATHER and I are ONE.”

That is so Apt!

See the definitions  of the following words in the Originals as seen in Strong’s Concordance

The Gospel,

Called (as in 1 Corinthians 1:1) 

Faith, Gift and Hope
The Gospel strong concordance
The Gospel Strong’s concordance
Called Strong's Definition
Paul G3972, called G2822 to be an apostle G652 of Jesus G2424 Christ
Faith Strong's Concordance
Faith Strong’s Definition
Gift Strong's Definition
Spiritual Gifts Strong’s Concordance
Hope Strong's Concordance definition
Hope Strong’s Definition

By the Law of EVIDENCE

Both from Scriptures and Strong’s Definition of Keywords in the Originals, I hope I’ve been able to convince you and not to confuse you as touching Eternal Salvation which is through faith alone in Christ Jesus?

We that have believed have ETERNAL LIFE!

Hence we live forever!

We defy death!

It is not our own doing. This is God’s doing! He gave us THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS [credit alert of righteousness]. The only requirement to access this is through faith alone which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

We that have believed can only sleep not die!

Ressurected Bodies awaits us!

We win in Christ!

©Victor Oluwatobi Fabuluje

The LAW was given by Moses [Not God]

Hello Readers, the spread of the Epignosis [Accurate and Precise knowledge] about Christ has been intense lately and thanks be to God for boldness and strength generated in the place of prayer.

Thanks for reading, liking and most importantly sharing to liberate believers from the shackles of religion

No giving up in speaking the more now! Eternal destiny of men are being changed.

That being said, there are many instances in Scripture where Jesus had to correct some of the truths the Jews ever stood for for centuries. 

He was eventually killed not because of the good works he did after all but because of His teachings which challenged everything they had ever believed about God. 

The Good news is that He did not remain dead. God Raised Him on the third day according to scriptures. [1 Corinthians 15:1-5]

One of those instances is Matthew 5. There are six places Jesus said “You have heard it said… But I say…” [Please open your own bible to read it]

Matthew 5:21-22,27-28,31-34,38-39,43-45 KJV

[21] Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time… 

[22] But I say unto you, That…

[27] Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time… 

[28] But I say unto you, That…

[31] It hath been said,… 

[32] But I say unto you, That… 

[33] Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time…

[34] But I say unto you…

[38] Ye have heard that it hath been said,…

[39] But I say unto you,…

[43] Ye have heard that it hath been said,… 

[44] But I say unto you, Love…

[45] That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

So you’ve seen the God-man correcting them six times in just one chapter

Most of the time when that happens;

  • most people will generally feel offended,
  • some might behave rashly,
  • some might argue it
  • but others might be calm about it, be humbled enough to go back to double-check if what was said was accurately and precisely true or not.

When it’s the truth, they believe it while others would still be arguing and fighting it.

I would rather have you be in the latter group as pertaining this post.

🚫⚠⚠Stop reading now if you wouldn’t like to hear this shocking truth ⚠⚠🚫

Let’s get started!

John 1:16-18 KJV

[16] And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

[17] For THE LAW WAS GIVEN BY MOSES, but GRACE and TRUTH CAME BY JESUS CHRIST. 

[18] NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, which is in THE BOSSOM OF THE FATHER, HE HATH DECLARED HIM.

For many years largely due to [things we’ve heard from ‘church-people’ and ministers of God] and veiled understanding in the Holy Scriptures [Genesis-Malachi] which are types and shadows [but not the reality] we just assume we had knew enough of God.

Hebrews 10:1 KJV

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

Behold I shew thee a mystery [truth] that GOD NEVER GAVE THE LAW TO MOSES!

I say it again “GOD NEVER GAVE MOSES THE LAW!!!”

Now before you yell out loud “Heresy!” “Apostasy!” “This Hyper-Grace Bros don come again”  ehn,  

CALM DOWN!!!  

Calm down and let me show you infallible evidences from scripture.

An intelligible question you should rather ask me is “So Who Gave Moses the LAW?”

Well, Angels did!

Let’s Open Scriptures together! 

Hebrews 1&2 [Read the complete Chapter please

Hebrews 1:1-9,13-14; 2:1-18 KJV

[1] GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners SPAKE in time past UNTO THE FATHERS BY THE PROPHETS, 

[2] Hath in these last days SPOKEN UNTO US BY HIS SONS, whom he hath appointed HEIR OF ALL THINGS, by whom also he made the worlds; [Genesis 1, John 1:1-5]

[3] Who being THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS GLORY, and THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, and UPHOLDING ALL THINGS BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

[4] Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 

[5] For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? [Psalm 2:7, 2 Samuel 7:14]

[6] And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 

[7] And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. [Psalm 104:4]

[8] But unto the Son he saith , Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 

[9] Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. [Psalm 45:6,7]

[13] But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? [Psalm 110:1]

[14] Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

….

[1] Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 

[2] For if THE WORDS SPOKEN BY ANGELS WAS STEADFAST, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 

[3] How shall we escape, if we neglect SO GREAT SALVATION; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ; 

[4] God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? 

[5] For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 

[6] But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 

[7] Thou madest him A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: [Psalm 8:4-6]

[8] Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. 

[9] But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 

[10] For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 

[11] For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 

[12] Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. [Psalm 22:22

[13] And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. [Isaiah 8:17,18

[14] Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

[15] And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 

[16] For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. [Isaiah 41:8,9]

[17] Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 

[18] For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Don’t lose this in a hurry especially verse 2 of Hebrew 2!

[1] Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 

[2] For if THE WORDS SPOKEN BY ANGELS WAS STEADFAST, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 

[3] How shall we escape, if we neglect SO GREAT SALVATION; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Let’s proceed to see more Evidence from scripture

Stephen was a man full of wisdom and Holy Ghost chosen in Acts 6. Let us quickly read it

Acts 6:3-12,15 KJV

[3] Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 

[4] But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 

[5] And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 

[6] Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 

[7] And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. 

[8] And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. 

[9] Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. 

[10] And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 

[11] Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. 

[12] And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him , and caught him, and brought him to the council, 

[15] And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

[wow wow wow

Let me quickly say this. Wherever you read “filled with the Holy Ghost” or full of the Holy Ghost” ehn It simply means. The person has been baptised by the Holy Ghost and thus speaks by inspired utterance which includes; tongues, interpretation of tongues cum prophecy. In any instance there must be a form of utterance following just like in Acts 2:4 and so on] 

Stephen was so acquainted with Scriptures such that He quoted accurately from over 50 chapters and 100 verses of Scriptures [Genesis to Malachi] by heart summarised in Acts 7:1-60.

Look at what he said about this charter below

Acts 7:30,35,37-39,52-53KJV

[30] And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina AN ANGEL OF THE LORD in a flame of fire in a bush. 

[35] This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer BY THE HAND OF THE ANGEL which appeared to him in the bush. 

[37] This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. [Deuteronomy 18:15,18]

[38] This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness WITH THE ANGEL WHICH SPAKE TO HIM IN THE MOUNT SINA, and with our fathers: WHO RECEIVED THE LIVELY ORACLES TO GIVE UNTO US: [Exodus 19]

[39] To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

[52] Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: 

[53] Who have RECIEVED THE LAW BY THE DISPOSITION OF ANGELS, and have not kept it.

And Lastly,

Let us hear from Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians’ churches. He talked about the law and the righteousness of God which I previously did wrote about. Check it out!

Galatians 3:6-19 KJV

[6] Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 

[7] Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 

[8] And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying , In thee shall all nations be blessed. 

[9] So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 

[10] For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 

[11] But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. [Habakkuk 2:4

[12] And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 

[13] Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 

[14] That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 

[15] Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. 

[16] Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ

[17] And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 

[18] For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

[19] Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and IT WAS ORDAINED BY ANGELS IN THE HAND OF A MEDIATOR.

And Who is that Mediator?

MOSES!

The Israelites even broke the very first law in the 10 Commandments while Moses was still with the Angel to receive the engraven law on the tablet of stones. They went after another god aside the Almighty God. About 3,000 souls lost their lives as a result.

Moses now realising it that the very law he gave them was indeed THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH/THE MINISTRATION OF DEATH [Romans 8:1-16; 2 Corinthians 3:3-18]

He went back to God asking for Grace [Unmerited Favour] which came through Jesus Christ [John 1:17] [which is exactly how we’re saved today haven believed the Gospel about Christ  [Romans 5:17 KJV] 

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE and of THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL REIGN IN LIFE by one, JESUS CHRIST.) 

See what Moses said below

Exodus 33:12-13,16-17 KJV

[12] And Moses said unto the Lord , See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also FOUND GRACE IN MY SIGHT. 

[13] Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have FOUND GRACE IN THY SIGHT, SHEW ME NOW THY WAY, THAT I MAY KNOW THEE, THAT I MAY FIND GRACE IN THY SIGHT: and consider that this nation is thy people. 

[16] For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have FOUND GRACE IN THY SIGHT? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. 

[17] And THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, I WILL DO THIS THING ALSO THAT THOU HAST SPOKEN: for THOU HAST FOUND GRACE IN MY SIGHT, and I KNOW THEE by name.

You see God answered his prayer and hence this scripture?

Psalm 103:7 KJV

HE MADE KNOWN HIS WAYS UNTO MOSES, his ACTS [deeds] unto the children of Israel.

If you’re hearing all about this for the very first time, I know I must have jumped your fences and the truth you ever stood for. I’d recommend you read some of my previous posts [In no particular order]

I have yet so many things to say to you at this point which would be too hard for you to bear them.

However, I would save them for subsequent posts stay tuned! HIT THE FOLLOW BOTTON!

This will help you pending that time

The word translated as God in the originals [Hebrew] is:

Elohiym /e-lo-heem’/

Hebrew: Elohim. The word Elohim, used here, usually means “God”, but can also mean “gods”, “princes”, or “angels”.

Hebrew Elohim God

It’s the same word used for God, gods, ANGELS, heavenly beings etc.

A classical scripture below [Check it in many translations!

[KJV] Psalms 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than THE ANGELS, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

[NIV] Psalms 8:5 You have made them a little lower than THE ANGELS and crowned them with glory and honor.

[NLT] Psalms 8:5 Yet you made them only a little lower than GOD and crowned them with glory and honor.

[BBE] Psalms 8:5 For you have made him only a little lower than THE gods, crowning him with glory and honour.

[NET] Psalms 8:5 and make them a little less than the HEAVENLY BEINGS? You grant mankind honor and majesty;

[YLT] Psalms 8:5 And causest him to lack a little of Godhead, And with honour and majesty compassest him.

The Septuagint reads “angels” here. See also the quote from the Septuagint in Hebrews 2:7. as stated above in our previous reading.

Thanks for reading.

Discernment is not arrogance, only a baby puts everything in the mouth as food

Charles Spurgeon said

"Discernment is not just knowing right from wrong 
but knowing right from nearly right"  

Moral: Don’t just swallow everything I wrote in this article please be a good student of the Bible to check out everything.

I’ll take it from here subsequently

The Law which is a shadow came through Moses (Given by Angels), Grace and Truth (Reality) came through Jesus! (John 1:17)

I hope it’s clear?

Jesus is Lord!

In him We Win!

©Victor Oluwatobi Fabuluje

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The Righteousness of God: Right Doing and/or Right Standing? 

RighteousnessStudy Objectives: At the end of this post, you’ll be able  to answer the questions below

  • What exactly is Justification/Righteousness?
  • Is it my righteousness or the righteousness of God
  • Is this Righteousness by Faith alone?
  • What if it’s also by my effort (works)?
  • Is it right standing or right doing? 

Before I give directly succint answers and thus sounding too assertive for your liking huh, get your bible and writing materials please don’t be too lazy to read o!

You’ll find answers to those questions by:

  1. Reading first of all your own bible contextually (the whole chapter) every text reference here (especially Romans and Galatians)
  2. Reading between the lines every scriptures in this article
  3. Pay close attention to those bold letters and other text formating
  4. Critically examine it possibly in other translations
  5. Think about it asking yourself some very intelligent questions
  6. Read again if you don’t fully comprehend after the first read
  7. Ask me by dropping a comment if and only if you’ve done all the above and something is not clear enough
  8. If this post blesses you, then it’s worth every effort it took me to compile amd edit it. Please share with others too

LET’S GET STARTED! 

  • Romans 1:16-17 KJV

[16] For I am not ashamed of THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST: for it is THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION to EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 

[17] For therein is THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD REVEALED FROM FAITH TO FAITH: as it is written, The JUST shall LIVE by FAITH. [Habbakuk 2:4]

Let us see it again in New Living Translation

  • Romans 1:16-17 NLT

[16] For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.

[17] This Good News tells us how GOD MAKES US RIGHT IN HIS SIGHT. This is ACCOMPLISHED FROM START TO FINISH BY FAITH. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

Now let us see if Verse 17 is consistent in the light of other scriptures and hence an Absolute Truth!

  • Romans 3:10,20-24,28,30 KJV

[10] As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE: [Psalm 14:1, 3]

[20] Therefore by THE DEEDS of the law there shall NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED IN HIS SIGHT: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 

[21] But now THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WITHOUT THE LAW{Works!} is MANIFESTED, being WITNESSED by the law and the prophets; 

[22] Even THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST unto ALL and upon ALL them THAT BELIEVE: for there is no difference: 

[23] For ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the GLORY OF GOD; 

[24] Being JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE through THE REDEMPTION that is IN CHRIST JESUS: 

[28] Therefore WE CONCLUDE that A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT THE DEEDS OF THE LAW. {works!}

[30] Seeing it is ONE GOD, which SHALL JUSTIFY the circumcision BY FAITH, and uncircumcision THROUGH FAITH.

Wow! That’s so accurate and very precise with Romans 1:17. Let us examine more evidences from Scripture. 

Remember our deal to first read the whole chapter in your own bible before you proceed to read my summary here

  • Romans 4:1-9,14,16,23-25 KJV

[1] What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, HATH FOUND? 

[2] For IF Abraham were JUSTIFIED BY WORKS, he hath whereof to glory; but NOT BEFORE GOD. 

[3] For what saith the scripture? Abraham BELIEVED GOD, and it was counted {Credited/ credit alert} unto him for righteousness. [Genesis 15:6]

[4] Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 

[5] But to him that WORKETH NOT, BUT BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT JUSTIFIETH the ungodly, his FAITH is COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 

[6] Even as David also describeth the BLESSEDNESS of the man, unto whom GOD IMPUTETH RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHOUT WORKS, 

[7] Saying , BLESSED are they whose iniquities are FORGIVEN, and whose sins are covered. 

[8] BLESSED is the man to whom THE LORD WILL NOT IMPUTE SIN. [Psalm 32:1,2]

[9] Cometh THIS BLESSEDNESS then upon the circumcision only , or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 

[14] For IF they which are of the law be HEIRS, fAITH IS MADE VOID, and the promise made of none effect:

[16] Therefore IT IS OF FAITH, that it might be BY GRACE; to the end the promise might be SURE TO ALL the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, 

[23] Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 

[24] But FOR US ALSO, to whom it shall be IMPUTED, IF WE BELIEVE ON HIM that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 

[25] Who was delivered for our offences, and was RAISED AGAIN FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION.

The gist continues to chapter 5

  • Romans 5:1-2,17-19 KJV

[1] Therefore BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD through OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: 

[2] By whom also we have ACCESS BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE wherein WE STAND, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

[17] For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE {either you call it Amazing Grace or hyper-Grace} and of the GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 

[18] Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the FREE GIFT came upon ALL men unto JUSTIFICATION OF LIFE. 

[19] For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many BE MADE RIGHTEOUS.

Let us see another one Galatians (though we are still coming back to Romans)

  • Galatians 3:5-7,9,11-12 KJV

[5] He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the HEARING OF FAITH? 

[6] Even as Abraham BELIEVED GOD, and it was ACCOUNTED to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. 

[7] Know ye therefore that THEY WHICH ARE OF FAITH, the same are the children of Abraham. 

[9] So then THEY WHICH BE OF FAITH ARE BLESSED with faithful Abraham. 

[11] But that NO MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, IT IS EVIDENT: for, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. [Hab 2:4]

[12] And THE LAW IS NOT OF FAITH: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. [Lev 18:5]

You’ve seen contextually from all the text above that; Righteousness is not of works, so it couldn’t have been “right doing” but “Right standing” before God!

  • Galatians 3 AMPC

[11] Now it is evident that no person is justified (DECLARED RIGHTEOUS and brought into RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD [the JUST, THE RIGHTEOUS] shall LIVE BY and out of FAITH and he who through and BY FAITH IS DECLARED RIGHTEOUS and in RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD shall live. [Hab. 2:4.]

  • Philippians 3:9 KJV

And be found in him, NOT HAVING MINE OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IS OF GOD BY FAITH:

  • Hebrews 12:2 KJV

Looking unto 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. [Psalm 110:1]

  • Psalm 110 AMPC 

[1] THE Lord (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool. [Matt. 26:64; Acts 2:34; I Cor. 15:25; Col. 3:1; Heb. 12:2.]

The above scriptures have been consistently consistent with Romans 1:17!

None of those scriptures seemed to be contradictory nor deviating!

Remember you are also reading in your own bible first the whole chapter to avoid errors sequel to proof-texting and deceitful & selectively lifting of scriptures to say whatever we want (which was what dragged us into this mess in the first place)

  • 2 Peter 3:15-16 TLB

And remember why he is waiting. He is giving us time to get his message of salvation out to others. 

Our wise and beloved brother Paul has talked about these same things in many of his letters. Some of his comments are not easy to understand, and there ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE DELIBERATELY STUPID, and ALWAYS DEMAND some UNUSUAL INTERPRETATION—they HAVE TWISTED HIS LETTERS AROUND TO MEAN SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT HE MEANT, just as THEY DO THE OTHER PARTS OF THE SCRIPTURE—and the result is disaster for them.

Below are two instances from scripture where some people tried to “attain” righteousness by works (human effort)

  • Luke 18:9-14 KJV

[9] And he spake this parable unto certain which TRUSTED IN THEMSELVES THAT THEY WERE RIGHTEOUS, and despised others: [who are not “righteous”]

[10] Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 

[11] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are , extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 

[12] I FAST twice in the week, I GIVE TITHES of ALL that I possess.

[13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME A SINNER. 

[14] I tell you, THIS MAN WENT DOWN TO HIS HOUSE JUSTIFIED rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Also,

  • Romans 9:30-33 KJV

[30] What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IS OF FAITH. 

[31] But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. [Isaiah 51:1]

[32] Wherefore? Because THEY SOUGHT IT NOT BY FAITH, but as it were by the WORKS OF THE LAW. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; [Isaiah 8:14; 28:16]

[33] As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. [Isaiah 28:16]

The charter continues to Chapter 10

  • Romans 10:1-12 KJV

[1] Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 

[2] For I bear them record that THEY HAVE A ZEAL OF GOD, but NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE. 

[3] For they BEING IGNORANT OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and GOING ABOUT TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, have not submitted themselves UNTO THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. 

[4] For CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS TO EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH. 

[5] For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 

[6] But THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IS OF FAITH SPEAKETH on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above 🙂 

[7] Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 

[8] But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the WORD OF FAITH, which WE PREACH

[9] That if thou shalt CONFESS with thy mouth THE LORD JESUS, and shalt BELIEVE in thine heart THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, thou SHALT BE SAVED. 

[10] For WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS; and with the mouth CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION. 

[11] For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him SHALL NOT not be ashamed. [Ps. 34:22; Isa. 28:16; 49:23; Jer. 17:7.]

[12] For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the SAME LORD over all is RICH UNTO ALL that call upon him.

Now let’s examine some facts

  • Matthew 6:33 KJV

But seek ye first the KINGDOM OF GOD, and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Then again,  it couldn’t have been your own righteousness! We must seek God’s righteousness.

  • Job 15:14 KJV

What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Before God ehn, your so called “Right Doing” is nothing but a used sanitary pads!

  • Isaiah 64:6 NET

We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called RIGHTEOUS ACTS are like A MENSTRUAL RAG IN YOUR SIGHT. We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.

  • Isaiah 64:6 CEB

We have all become like the unclean; all our RIGHTEOUS DEEDS ARE like a MENSTRUAL RAG. All of us wither like a leaf; our sins, like the wind, carry us away.

It’s just unacceptable to God because it’s so filthy mehn!

  • Isaiah 64 AMPC

[6] For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and ALL OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God’s favor, hurrying us toward destruction]. [Lev. 13:45, 46.]

  • Isaiah 54:17 KJV

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the HERITAGE of the SERVANTS OF THE LORD , and THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF ME, SAITH THE LORD .

  • Jeremiah 23:6 KJV

In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE Lord OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Because of the above, God Revealed His Own Righteousness through the Gospel from START TO FINISH BY FAITH (works has no input/slot in it) [Romans 1:16,17]

God’s Righteousness is not something you earn nor work for!

You don’t work to “attain” it! 

You are MADE Righteous!

You are DECLARED Righteous!

  • 1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV

BUT OF HIM ARE YE IN CHRIST JESUS, who of God is MADE UNTO US WISDOM, and RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SANCTIFICATION, and REDEMPTION:

  • 1 Corinthians 6:11 KJV

And such were some of you: but ye are WASHED, but ye are SANCTIFIED, but ye are JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, and BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM {Christ Jesus}.

  • Galatians 2:20-21 KJV

[21] I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

[21] I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

You RECEIVE the free GIFT of Righteousness!

Dictionary could have defined Righteousness as; “Having good moral values“, “right doing“, “moral conduct” etc all tending towards Works and not Faith. 

Note that the Dictionary never got you saved in the first place!

A believer places premium on the WORD and nothing else!

According to Scriptures, what the dictionary describes as Righteousness is never in anyway The Righteousness of God!

It fits more into human/self righteousness which is right doing (works) and not by faith and this kind of Righteousness is like a menstrual rag before God. 

The Righteousness of God Is through faith which is in Christ Jesus!

I hope it’s clear?

I call you blessed!

©Victor Oluwatobi Fabuluje

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Rapture: The Redemption of our Bodies

o death, where is thy stingWHAT EXACTLY IS THE RAPTURE?

The Word “Rapture” was coined to describe a series of phenomenom. It’s not exactly seen in any verse of scripture and hence there seemed to be divergence of understanding hence varying perceptions and beliefs

Some folks in their attempt to preach the Gospel amplify eternal judgement (heaven and hell) to threaten the unsaved folks in an attempt to win them but that’s definitely not the message of the Gospel.

There are other need based gospel such as; 

"Come and Give your life to Christ and you will make heaven"

"Run away from Hell"

"Hell is real! Repent!"

"Give your life to Christ Now! Tommorrow maybe too late!"

"Is Your Name in the book of Life?" (click to read more)

"Give your life to have a better life"

I’ve done a previous post on “I Gave my Life to Christ” where some of the issues above were adequately dealt with please kindly check it out. 

You simply PREACH the Gospel to the Unsaved folks while you TEACH the Saved!

An unsaved man has no business with Teachings on Escatology, heaven or hell.

The above teachings too are not in anyway to threaten the believer! 

It’s taught to believers for them to rejoice!

It is the hope the early believers had and to wit they encouraged one another in the face of peril and sword!

These days, it is taught primarily to invoke fear in believers which should not be the case. 

At the end of this post, you’ll see why every believer should rejoice whenever and wherever they hear about The Rapture!

At salvation;

  • Our spirit was saved! Our soul and body wasn’t exactly born again though
  • So our soul is being saved! (by the renewing of your mind Romans 12:1-2)
  • Then our body will be saved! (Rapture: Redemption of our bodies)

Enough of talking let us examine a couple of scriptures… 

Are you ready?

#One

  • Romans 8:11-39 KJV

[11] But if THE SPIRIT OF HIM THAT RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU. 

[12] Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 

[13] For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye THROUGH THE SPIRIT do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 

[14] For as MANY as ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, they ARE THE SONS OF GOD. 

[15] For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but YE HAVE RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 

[16] THE SPIRIT itself BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT, that WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD: 

[17] And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him , that we may be ALSO GLORIFIED TOGETHER. 

[18] For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with THE GLORY WHICH SHALL BE REVEALED IN US. 

[19] For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD. 

[20] For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 

[21] Because the creature itself also shall be DELIVERED FROM THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION into the GLORIOUS LIBERTY OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD. 

[22] For we know that the WHOLE CREATION GROANETH AND TRAVAILETH in pain together until now. 

[23] And NOT ONLY THEY , but OURSELVES ALSO, WHICH HAVE THE FIRSTFRUITS OF THE SPIRIT, even we ourselves GROAN WITHIN OURSELVES, waiting for THE ADOPTION, to wit , THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY.

[24] For we are SAVED BY HOPE: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 

[25] But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it . 

[26] Likewise THE SPIRIT ALSO HELPETH OUR INFIRMITIES: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but THE SPIRIT itself MAKETH INTERCESSION FOR US with groanings which cannot be uttered. 

[27] And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because HE MAKETH INTERCESSION FOR THE SAINTS ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD. 

[28] And we know that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD to THEM THAT LOVE GOD, to them who are the CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. 

[29] For whom he did FOREKNOW, he also did PREDESTINATE TO BE CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that he might be THE FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN. 

[30] Moreover whom he did PREDESTINATE, them he ALSO CALLED: and whom HE CALLED, them HE ALSO JUSTIFIED: and whom he JUSTIFIED, them HE ALSO GLORIFIED. 

[31] What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US? 

[32] He that SPARED NOT HIS OWN SON, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not WITH HIM ALSO FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS?

[33] Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is GOD THAT JUSTIFIETH. 

[34] Who is he that condemneth? It is CHRIST THAT DIED, yea rather, that is RISEN AGAIN, who is even AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, who also MAKETH INTERCESSION FOR US. 

[35] Who shall SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 

[36] As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 

[37] Nay, in all these things WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US. 

[38] For I AM PERSUADED, that neither DEATH, nor LIFE, nor ANGELS, nor PRINCIPALITIES, nor POWERS, nor THINGS PRESENT, nor THINGS TO COME, 

[39] Nor HEIGHT, nor DEPTH, nor ANY OTHER CREATURE, SHALL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.

(Verse 28-39 simply put is Eternal Security  (click to read more!) 

For the sake of comprehension, Let us look at some few verses again in the New Living Translation

  • Romans 8:16-25 NLT 

[16] For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.

[17] And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

[18] Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.

[19] For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.

[20] Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope,

[21] the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in GLORIOUS FREEDOM FROM DEATH AND DECAY.

[22] For we know that ALL CREATION HAS BEEN GROANING as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

[23] And WE BELIEVERS ALSO GROAN, even though WE HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN US AS A FORETASTE OF FUTURE GLORY, for we long for OUR BODIES TO BE RELEASED from SIN and SUFFERING. We, too, WAIT WITH EAGER HOPE FOR THE DAY when GOD WILL GIVE US FULL RIGHTS AS HIS ADOPTED CHILDREN, including the NEW BODIES HE HAS PROMISED US. (John 14:2,3)

[24] WE WERE GIVEN THIS HOPE WHEN WE WERE SAVED. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it.

[25] But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, WE MUST WAIT PATIENTLY AND CONFIDENTLY.)

IN John 14:1-3 Jesus talked about going to prepare a place for us. It is figurative. The “mansions” simply put are Bodies prepared for us. Let us examine more evidences from scripture

#Two

  • 2 Corinthians 5:1-21 NLT

[1] For we know that when this EARTHLY TENT WE LIVE IN IS TAKEN DOWN (that is, when we die and leave this EARTHLY BODY), we will HAVE A HOUSE IN HEAVEN, an ETERNAL BODY MADE FOR US BY GOD HIMSELF and not by human hands.

[2] WE GROW WEARY IN OUR PRESENT BODIES, and WE LONG TO PUT ON OUR HEAVENLY BODIES LIKE NEW CLOTHING.

[3] For WE WILL PUT ON HEAVENLY BODIES; WE WILL NOT BE SPIRITS WITHOUT BODIES.

[4] WHILE WE LIVE IN THESE EARTHLY BODIES, WE GROAN AND SIGH, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, WE WANT TO PUT ON OUR NEW BODIES so that these DYING BODIES WILL BE SWALLOWED UP BY LIFE.

[5] GOD HIMSELF HAS PREPARED US FOR THIS, and AS A GUARANTEE HE HAS GIVEN US HIS HOLY SPIRIT.

[6] SO WE ARE ALWAYS CONFIDENT, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord.

[7] For WE LIVE BY BELIEVING AND NOT BY SEEING.

[8] YES, WE ARE FULLY CONFIDENT, and we would rather BE AWAY FROM THESE EARTHLY BODIES, for then WE WILL BE AT HOME WITH THE LORD.

[9] So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, OUR GOAL IS TO PLEASE HIM.

[10] For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.

[11] Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, WE WORK HARD TO PERSUADE OTHERS. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.

[12] Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are GIVING YOU A REASON TO BE PROUD OF US, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart.

[13] If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.

[14] Either way, CHRIST’s LOVE CONTROLS US. Since we believe that CHRIST DIED FOR ALL, we also BELIEVE that WE HAVE ALL DIED TO OUR OLD LIFE.

[15] HE DIED FOR EVERYONE so that those WHO RECEIVE HIS NEW LIFE will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will LIVE FOR CHRIST, WHO DIED AND was RAISED FOR THEM.

[16] So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!

[17] This means that anyone who BELONGS TO CHRIST has BECOME A NEW PERSON. THE OLD LIFE IS GONE; A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN!

[18] And ALL OF THIS IS A GIFT FROM GOD, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And GOD HAS GIVEN US THIS TASK OF RECONCILING PEOPLE TO HIM. (i.e Salvation as well as the redemption of our bodies remains a gift! Not a reward! No requirements to merit it!)

[19] For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, NO LONGER COUNTING PEOPLE’S SINS AGAINST THEM. And HE GAVE US THIS WONDERFUL (too good to be true) MESSAGE OF RECONCILIATION.

[20] So we are CHRIST’s AMBASSADORS; GOD IS MAKING HIS APPEAL THROUGH US. WE SPEAK FOR CHRIST WHEN WE PLEAD, “COME BACK TO GOD!”

[21] For GOD MADE CHRIST, WHO NEVER SINNED, to be THE OFFERING FOR OUR SIN, so that WE could BE MADE RIGHT WITH GOD THROUGH CHRIST.

Before we continue let us quickly examine how true the statement in Verse 5 above. 

[5] GOD HIMSELF HAS PREPARED US FOR THIS, and AS A GUARANTEE HE HAS GIVEN US HIS HOLY SPIRIT.

First and foremost

  • 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 NIV

[18] But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.”

[19] For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.”

[20] For no matter HOW MANY PROMISES GOD HAS MADE, they are “YES” in Christ. And so through him the “AMEN” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

[21] Now it is GOD WHO MAKES both US and YOU STAND FIRM IN CHRIST. HE ANOINTED US, (You see Anointed! past tense o! and you’re still praying with fasting for anointing huh? Acts 10:38)

[22] SET HIS SEAL OF OWNERSHIP ON US, and PUT HIS SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS AS A DEPOSIT, GUARANTEEING WHAT IS TO COME. (which is the redemption of our bodies)

Secondly, here’s another evidence. 

  • Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV

[13] And you (gentiles) also were included in Christ when you heard THE MESSAGE OF TRUTH, THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION. WHEN YOU BELIEVED, YOU WERE MARKED IN HIM WITH A SEAL, THE PROMISED HOLY SPIRIT,

[14] WHO IS A DEPOSIT GUARANTEEING OUR INHERITANCE until THE REDEMPTION OF THOSE WHO ARE GOD’S POSSESSION—to the praise of his glory.

And lastly;

  • Ephesians 4:29-30 NLT

[29] Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

[30] And do not bring sorrow to GOD’s HOLY SPIRIT by the way you live. Remember, he has IDENTIFIED YOU AS HIS OWN, GUARANTEEING THAT YOU WILL BE SAVED ON THE DAY OF REDEMPTION. (…of our bodies)

I hope you’ve seen and thus persuaded based on the inffalible evidences from scripture that the statements in 2 Corinthians 5:5 is so accurately and very precisely correct!

You see why a believer CAN NEVER MISS THE RAPTURE?

John 14:16 KJV

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that HE MAY ABIDE WITH YOU FOR EVER;

He doesn’t come and go like for folks under the Old Covenant, He is rather fully and permanently resident (abiding) in us!

Let us continue, I have two more passages of scripture for you. I say with all assurance that you will certainly rejoice if you really caught the understanding.

1 Corinthians 15:1-58. I have done an adequately explicit explanation to verse 1-32 in my post “I DIE DAILY SCAM” (click to read more) so I would just start from verse 30-58. Let us examine it in the New Living Translation

The letters to the Corinthians Church was to address factions and divisions on so many issues: marriage, gifts of the Spirit, communion, resurrection of the dead etc.

Apostle Paul in this chapter from verses 1-33 was defending the message of the Gospel (Death, Burial and resurrection) of Christ according to scriptures as well as the messengers (the many eye witnesses)

Let us begin to read.

  • 1 Corinthians 15:30-58 NLT

[30] And why should we ourselves RISK OUR LIVES hour by hour?

[31] For I swear, dear brothers and sisters, that I FACE DEATH DAILY. This is as certain as my pride in what Christ Jesus our Lord has done in you.

[32] And what value was there in fighting wild beasts—those people of Ephesus—if there will be no resurrection from the dead? And if there is no resurrection, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

[33] Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”

[34] Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don’t know God at all.

[35] But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? WHAT KIND OF BODIES WILL THEY HAVE?”

[36] What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless IT DOES FIRST.

[37] And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but ONLY A BARE SEED of wheat or WHAT EVER YOU ARE PLANTING.

[38] Then GOD GAVE IT THE NEW BODY HE WAIT IT TO HAVE. A different plant grows from each kind of seed.

[39] Similarly there are DIFFERENT KINDS OF FLESH—one kind for HUMANS, another for ANIMALS, another for BIRDS, and another for FISH.

[40] There are also BODIES IN THE HEAVENS and BODIES ON THE EARTH. THE GLORY OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES IS DIFFERENT FROM THE GLORY OF THE EARTHLY BODIES.

[41] The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.

[42] It is the SAME WAY WITH THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. Our EARTHLY BODIES ARE PRAYED IN THE GROUND WHEN WE DIE, but they will be RAISED TO LIVE FOREVER.

[43] Our bodies are BURIED IN BROKENNESS, but they will be RAISED IN GLORY. They are BURIED IN WEAKNESS, but they will be RAISED IN STRENGTH.

[44] They are BURIED AS NATURAL HUMAN BODIES, but they will be RAISED AS SPIRITUAL BODIES. For just as there are NATURAL BODIES, there are also SPIRITUAL BODIES.

[45] The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, BECAME A LIVING PERSON.” But the LAST ADAM—that is, CHRIST—is a LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT.

[46] WHAT COMES FIRST IS THE NATURAL BODY, then THE SPIRITUAL BODY COMES LATER.

[47] Adam, the first man, was made from the DUST OF THE EARTH, while Christ, the second man, CAME FROM HEAVEN.

[48] EARTHLY PEOPLE are like the EARTHLY MAN, and HEAVENLY PEOPLE are like the HEAVENLY MAN.

[49] Just as we are now like the EARTHLY MAN, WE WILL SOMEDAY BE LIKE THE HEAVENLY MAN.

[50] What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that OUR PHYSICAL BODIES CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THESE DYING BODIES CANNOT INHERIT WHAT WILL LAST FOREVER.

[51] But let me REVEAL TO YOU A WONDERFUL SECRET. We will not all die, but WE WILL ALL BE TRANSFORMED! (Rapture niyen o) 

[52] It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, THOSE WHO HAVE DIED WILL BE RAISED TO LIVE FOREVER. And WE WHO ARE LIVING WILL ALSO BE TRANSFORMED.

[53] For OUR DYING BODIES MUST BE TRANSFORMED INTO BODIES THAT WILL NEVER DIE; OUR MORTAL BODIES MUST BE TRANSFORMED INTO IMMORTAL BODIES.

[54] Then, WHEN OUR DYING BODIES HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO BODIES THAT WILL NEVER DIE, this SCRIPTURE WILL BE FULFILLED: “Death is swallowed up in victory.

[55] O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

[56] For SIN IS THE STING THAT RESULTS IN DEATH, and THE LAW gives sin its power.

[57] BUT THANK GOD! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

[58] So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. ALWAYS WORK ENTHUSIASTICALLY FOR THE LORD, for you know that NOTHING YOU DO FOR THE LORD IS EVER USELESS.

GLORY TO GOD!!! 

And Lastly

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV

[13] But I would NOT HAVE YOU TO BE IGNORANT, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that YE SORROW NOT, EVEN AS OTHERS WHICH HAVE NO HOPE. 

[14] For IF WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN, even so them also which sleep in Jesus WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM. 

[15] For this we say unto you by THE WORD OF THE LORD, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 

[16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

[17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

[18] Wherefore COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS.

I rejoice in the Holy Ghost!

You’ve read the scriptures yourself and you’ll agree with me that all those silly visions of “Rapture and only 10 people in the Whole World making it to Heaven” etc are really very very dumb! lame! silly! ridiculous! Nothing but 100% Falsehood from the abyss of hell!

When someone tells you stuffs like;

“The rapture was supposed to be last week Sunday but the Church wasn’t ready hence God re-scheduled it”

“In fact, He sent me to warn believers to watch and pray because the end time is nearer than before”

“Your mansion in heaven was abadoned because you refused to “sow seed”into his project”

“The Angels building it wanted to use Glass and Marble walls etc. before then you told a lie one day like that and then God told them to use ordinary concrete, wood and carpet”

“The roofing of your heavenly mansion wasn’t completed because you stopped paying tithe and hence the Angels ran out of building materials since you’ve stopped laying up treasures in heaven”

And so many others in that category, you’ll agree with me that it’s either secondary to pure ignorance or a very chronic intentional deception which is tantamount to sorcery! 
It has gone beyond preachercraft! Even fans of “48 laws of power” wouldn’t do that sort of manipulation. 

Don’t be mad right now that you’ve been deceived… You’re not alone!

I was brainwashed too but thank God for the Truth!

Arrrrgh! 
I sufferred terribly for years believing some of those crappy senarios I painted
The Truth is what Librates (John 8:32)

John 8:31-32 KJV

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; [32] And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

We have the Earnest/First fruit/First Installment/Seal of the Spirit Now!

This is the GUARANTEE that we will RECEIVE the Full Payment at the Day of Redemption!

That is when (contextually) Romans 8:11 will be fulfilled!

  • Romans 8:11 KJV

But if the Spirit of him that RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU.

The Spirit of Him that raised up JESUS from the Dead (which DWELLS in you already) Will Quicken Your Mortal Bodies!

It will give life to your mortal (corruptible) bodies so as to take on immortal (incorruptible) bodies!

Earthly bodies for Celestial Bodies!
Dying and Decaying bodies for Undying and Undecaying ones!
A body that falls sick for a body that will never took ill!

Glory to God!

You don’t have to greet nor be greeted “stay rapturable” since you now know better!

When the roll is called up yonder… “

“Eternal, eternal life, I want to reach eternal life Lord save my soul… “

“When you come to collect your people remember me o Lord… ” 

“O when the saints are marching in…”

” When he shall come with trumpet sound o may I then in Him be found, dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the Throne…” etc.

Such songs were composed secondary to ignorance (shallow understanding) of The Word! Since you now know better, you should completely remove them from your playlist.

At this point it all sounds too good to be true you’re still not convinced? Check out my previous posts linked to this one then check this out in as many Bible versions as possible.  

  • John 10:27-29 KJV

[27] MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, and I KNOW THEM, and THEY FOLLOW ME:

[28] And I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE; and THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH, NEITHER SHALL ANY MAN PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY HAND.

[29] MY FATHER, WHICH GAVE THEM ME, IS GREATER THAN ALL; and NO MAN IS ABLE TO PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY FATHER’S HAND.

This text just like in Romans 8:28-39 referenced earlier (perhaps you look it up again) simply put is ETERNAL SECURITY! (click to read more

The statements are written in red ink in the KJV which means Jesus himself said so. He couldn’t have been paranoid to say that. He said exactly what he meant and meant exactly what He said! 

Eternal Life meant eternal life simple! Look into Greek/Hebrew/English It’s the same! Ever lasting life/ Life without end! Iye ainipekun [in my mother tongue].

This life is like an irreversible nuclear reaction. So there’s really nothing no man /angels /demons /principalities and powers in this present age or in the future, could possibly do to the New Creature in Christ to make him/her old again!

  • Hebrews 6:16-20 KJV

[16] For men verily SWEAR by THE GREATER: and an OATH FOR CONFIRMATION is to them an end of all strife.

[17] Wherein God, willing MORE ABUNDANTLY TO SHEW UNTO THE HEIRS OF PROMISE the IMMUTABILITY OF HIS COUNSEL, CONFIRMED IT BY AN OATH:

[18] That by TWO IMMUTABLE THINGS (His promise and confirmatory oath), in which it was IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO LIE, WE MIGHT HAVE A STRONG CONSOLATION, WHO HAVE FLED FOR REFUGE TO LAY HOLD UPON THE HOPE SET BEFORE US:

[19] WHICH HOPE WE HAVE as an ANCHOR OF THE SOUL, both SURE and STEADFAST, and which entereth into that within the veil;

[20] Whither THE FORERUNNER IS FOR US ENTERED, even JESUS, made an HIGH PRIEST FOR EVER after the order of Melchisedec. 

  • Hebrews 7:24-25 AMPC

[24] But HE HOLDS HIS PRIESTHOOD UNCHANGEABLY, because HE LIVES ON FOREVER.

[25] THEREFORE HE IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE TO THE UTTERMOST (COMPLETELY, PERFECTLY, FINALLY, and FOR ALL TIME and ETERNITY) THOSE WHO COME TO GOD THROUGH HIM, since HE IS ALWAYS LIVING TO MAKE PETITION TO GOD and INTERCEDE WITH HIM and INTERVENE FOR THEM. 

  • Jude 1 AMPC

[24] NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU WITHOUT STUMBLING or SLIPPING or FALLING, and to PRESENT [YOU] UNBLEMISHED (BLAMELESS and FAULTLESS) BEFORE THE PRESENCE OF HIS GLORY in TRIUMPHANT JOY and EXULTATION [with UNSPEAKABLE, ECSTATIC DELIGHT]–Jude 1:24-25

[25] To the one only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory (splendor), majesty, might and dominion, and power and authority, before all time and now and forever (unto all the ages of eternity). Amen (so be it).

This post might have challenged your understanding and possibly everything you’ve always believed for years but I hope it’s clearer now? This is why we speak and defend the assurance of the gospel without mincing words.

If this post blesses you, kindly do well to share with others to be blessed and librated too. 

You’re Blessed because You’re in Christ!

©Victor Oluwatobi Fabuluje