et us contextualize the pith of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:26:"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." This is what in theological circles we refer to as the Discourse on Money and the Eye of the Needle. Our Lord Jesus Christ was making the disciples and His audience understands that Mammon and God strive over the hearts of men and women on earth. If our love for money triumphs love for the Creator then woe to the rich person, because a camel in those days could easily be smuggled through the hole leading to the city than a rich person making it to heaven. The audiences were aghast since a rich person should be able to obey the Creator. To allay their surprise, the Lord Jesus made the above statement which was the same statement made by Angel Gabriel in Luke 1:37 when Mary asked how could she, a virgin give birth. It has never been recorded and would never be recorded in human history after the Virgin Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Hallelujah! Our Lord Jesus Christ rendered his epigram in positive way, while Angel Gabriel made it in the negative: "With God, nothing shall be impossible."
What both the Lord and Gabriel meant is this; anything that aligns with the Will of the Lord God Almighty will and must always be done. In other words, the Character and Personality of the Lord God Almighty compel Him to act in accordance with such qualities, but if anything falls outside His Eternal Values, such things and issues shall be impossible. If we apply these two characteristics, it means, if the riches were given by the Creator to anyone who is walking in His will, it would be possible for the rich person to love the Lord God Almighty and thus make it to heaven. Virgin Mary doubted the possibility of a virgin becoming pregnant and her incredulity was understandable. Virgins don't give birth, because it is against the natural law of reproduction. Angel Gabriel had to chime in, that when the Sovereign Lord God Almighty is involved in a person, thing or matter; all other laws are kept at abeyance, for after all, the giver of the law is also the maker and God of the law, Hallelujah! That is reason the Lord Jesus Christ is also the lord of the Sabbath, because He gave the law in the first place.
This brings us to certain things, matters and issues that fall outside the Character and Personality of the True Lord God Almighty. There are certain things that the True Lord God Almighty cannot and can never do, because they are against His Deistic Personality. In other words, there are certain things the True Lord God Almighty will not, cannot and can never do.
First, the Lord God Almighty cannot lie. His Word as revealed in the Holy Bible cannot be more direct: "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19; See also Hebrews 16:18, Titus 1:2). In our post-modern and post-truth world of moral relativism when looking for the truth is like American military forces searching for Saddam Hussein in a spider's hole; there is only one place on earth to find truth: the Holy Bible. I don't care how wise, alluring, convincing and attractive a saying, concept or an idea is; if it doesn't align with the revealed Word of the True Lord God Almighty as contained in the Holy Bible, it is not the truth, because as the Psalmist says: "Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David"(Psalm 89:35). So I affirm, "The Lord God Almighty Who had revealed Himself in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has sworn by His Holiness: I will not lie to Moshood." Praise the Lord, for it is impossible for the Lord to lie.
The Sovereign Lord God Almighty of the universe doesn't change. What exactly does the Holy Bible mean by the immutability of God? It simply means; whatever He says is final. He is not wishy-washy. He doesn't contradict Himself. He doesn't say something today and then tomorrow changes it making you to wonder which one to believe; yesterday's words, statements and promises or today's? "I the Lord do not change," He disclosed to us in Malachi 3:6. Whatever He says, you can count on it. The difference between lies and change is this; the former is the opposite of truth-that is, what does not proceed from the mouth of God-while the latter is something you cannot count on because it comes in different shapes and circumstances leaving you bewildered and confused. Prophets, pastors, deacons, etc can and do get it wrong multiple times, because "…For we know in part and we prophesy in part…" (I Corinthians 13:9), but the One who is perfect and cannot and can never change is the Lord God Almighty.
I listen to some spiritual colleagues and I cringe when they say God forgets our iniquities. We will be in trouble if the True Lord God Almighty does in fact forget our sins. Suppose He also forgets His promises as well? No, no and no, My Lord and Daddy cannot forget. So what does He do with our sins after we acknowledged our sins and trust in the sacrificial death on Calvary by His Son; Jesus Christ? He promised that
"For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more" (Hebrews 8:12). He also promised in Jeremiah 31:34, Isaiah 43:25, and Micah 7:19 etc to not remember our sins and transgressions immediately we embraced the saving grace of His only-begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ who took away our sins. There is a difference between "forget"" and "not remember." To forget is to loss memory and sense of past events and activities; both the good and the bad. Since the Lord God Almighty cannot suffer dementia and memory loss; He cannot forget our sins. Not to remember is re-assuring, because it is the conscious decision to forgive and wave away wrongs, because someone else has mitigated the wrongs committed. If the True Lord God Almighty simply gives us a slap in the wrists for disobeying Him, which is what sin is all about, then He has to apologize to Satan and his fallen angels for kicking them out of heaven. When the Holy Bible says the Lord God Almighty has chosen not to remember our sins, it doesn't mean all the sinful people of the world. His Son, only-begotten Son; Jesus Christ of Nazareth paid with His Blood on the Cross; an agonizing and excruciating Death to pay the price you and I would have paid for our sins before a Just and Fair Lord God Almighty. It is only and only when you come to this Savior and ask Him to wash you clean of your sins that the Lord God Almighty the Father will not remember your sins no more. As Jesus Christ Himself said: "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world" (John 6:51NKJ).
Thank God that the sins of sinners; the bad manners and disobedience of human beings had been paid for by the righteousness and obedience of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But there is more that the saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has guaranteed us after salvation; it is not in the Character of our Lord to keep wrongs. Anytime you mistakenly sin as a redeemed child of the Living God and your heart working in concert with the Holy Spirit point this out, go on your kneels quickly and ask for His forgiveness. He forgives but you make sure you do not commit the same sins again, because the True Lord Almighty is "…compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;…" (Psalm 103:8). Any thoughts or feelings accusing you of wrong doing after confessions of your sins and disobedience are from Satan and his demons. Far be it for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to keep records of our wrongs after we have become His own treasured possessions.
As benevolent and compassionate; ever-forgiving and loving as the True Lord God Almighty is; there is one other thing He cannot do in spite of His Majestic and awesome powers. He cannot let the guilty and sinners go scot free. Yes, you read that! If God is a fair and just God, then it means He must punish sins and disobedience as well. His Character and Personality compel Him to punish those who have chosen to disobey and disregard His laws and commandments. Ezekiel 18:20 made this plain to us: "The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him." There are three reasons the True Lord God Almighty must punish the guilty: first; it is right and apt in accordance with His fairness and sense of justice; second, it brings orderliness and discipline to His creation and thirdly and finally, it is the ultimate comeuppance for the wicked and the damned. Satan and his demons have been deceiving human beings for ages that; there won't be repercussions for wickedness and the idea of hell fire as punishment for disobedience and sin is just a threat. If there is no punishment for wickedness and final judgment for sinners; then those who died and were murdered unjustly on earth; innocent souls beheaded for standing for the Truth of God and countless lives killed for witnessing for the Lord Jesus Christ throughout human history would have died in vain. If the Lord God Almighty allows the guilty to go unpunished, life itself has no meaning and there are no heaven and hell.
The fifth thing the True Lord God Almighty cannot and will never do is to prejudge any of His creation. In other words, the Creator doesn't have in His mind what each human being would become for bad or worse when He sends us to the earth. Haven't you heard such unbiblical saying that someone is a pervert or sexual molester, a homosexual or lesbian because they were created so? In other words, sinners and law breakers of the Lord God Almighty were made that way by the Creator Himself! How illogical? If sinners are made to be sinners by God Almighty, then it is utterly preposterous for the same Lord God Almighty to judge them on the Last Day. That doesn't even make sense! I asked the Lord one day: "Daddy, you know all things and You are the repository of Wisdom, so didn't You know Satan would rebel against you and yet you went ahead to create Satan, why? The Lord answered me in His sweet and Fatherly Sotto voce: "Son, I didn't create Satan." I was flummoxed! What, Satan is an independent entity? Like the gently Father He is; the Lord directed me to His Word in I Corinthians 13: 5: "…Love thinks no evil…" (NKV).
He said the original angel He created was Lucifer and he was very good (Ezekiel 28:12), but when he rebelled, he became Satan. He also told me that the other angels that He created alongside Lucifer were all good for according to His words from the beginning "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Genesis 1:31). Don't ever believe those so-called psychologists, behavioral counselors and those spiritually-blind wise men and wise women of the world who said you were genetically wired to be abnormal and a train-wreck you are. They told the same lie to a guy called Jabez (I Chronicles 4:9-10). He didn't believe their crap and he fulfilled his destiny. The True Lord God Almighty doesn't prejudge us and it is not in His Character and Personality to create some people as good and some as bad guys. This leads us to the next thing that God cannot and can never do.
He will not override the individual wills of all His creation. One of His Deistic and Divine attributes is Love and love cannot be forced or compelled. Just as He cannot force Himself on human beings; so also He has given individual wills to the angels and unbelievably to animals too. Yes, before Adam and Eve sinned, animals also had freedom of choice. Lucifer and the one third of the angels that rebelled alongside him had individual choices as well. Lucifer went round the other angels while plotting his abortive coup in heaven (Isaiah 14:12-23 and Revelation 12: 1-17). The same personal and individual wills He gave to Adam and Eve when He warned them against eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the center of the Garden of Eden. Satan also exploited this principle by going round all the animals asking any of the animals to indwell him so he could enter the Garden of Eden by stealth and used an animal voice to speak to Adam and Eve. All the animals rejected him until finally the serpent obliged him. That was the reason the Lord God cursed the serpent: "Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life" (Genesis 3:12-14).
Throughout an individual's life journey, including those of us who have given our lives to the Lord God Almighty and have take Him as our Lord and Savior, He follows this principle to the letter: He will never encroach on our individual wills. To the sinner, disobedient and unbeliever; He will plead, exhort, appeal, show love, grace, mercy, kindness and endurance toward us just as our Lord Jesus Christ said: "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me" (Revelation 3:21). That is how far our Lord Jesus Christ can go: standing at the door of our hearts. He cannot break that door; although He has the power to do so, but the way He has set up the system precludes Him. The same thing after you open the door of your heart to Him and you become one of His own, His intimate relationship with us changes us to seek His Will in all things at all times in all ways always. Immediately you choose your will over His Will in any matter, you jeopardize that intimate relationship. That is why He warned us His true children in Jeremiah 9:24: "…let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me,…" The highest form of spiritual power and growth is not speaking in tongues, performing miracles, prophesying, or all those man-made personal self glorious assertions; rather this Jeremiah 9:24 is the pinnacle and zenith of spirituality. Praise the Lord!
The Lord can do all things and with Him, nothing shall be impossible. But another thing He cannot and can never do is be envious of His Creation. I listened to Ms Oprah Winfrey the other day in Chicago on her show where she complained that, she couldn't understand the Sovereign Lord Almighty of the Holy Bible being jealous of her. "Why should God be jealous of me?" She said. Anyone who has never been jealous cannot be in love. Yes, my Lord and God is a jealous God and I love that! How can I know He loves me so intensely, if He is not jealous of me, if I dare attempt to share His Glory with anyone? How can I be convinced He is indeed and truly my Creator and the Only Source of Life in my life, if He is not passionately and intensely jealous for me? Satan doesn't create me and he doesn't give a crap about anyone so he is the one who is envious of God and me. To be jealous is a demonstration of love, true love and because He is our Loving Father and Daddy; He is jealous for us, but He cannot be envious of us. When you want to be like another person and can't be like that person, you become envious. Satan is envious of God, because he wants to be like the Father which he isn't and cannot and will never be. My Lord God Almighty and Father is the Lord of lords and King of kings, He owns all things and there is no one like Him. Far be it for Him to be envious, because He owns all! So Ms Winfrey be happy that my Lord and God is jealous of and for you, because He is your Creator and you and me, indeed all human beings have no other Creator, beside Him. Hallelujah!
Nothing catches the Lord God Almighty by surprise. He cannot and can never run out of options. No issue or problems in life can escape His answers and so He cannot be in a dilemma. Angels do run out of ideas and do rash things at times as we saw Gabriel making Zechariah dumb in Luke 1:20 when the message for the birth of John the Baptist came. Satan and his demons are always and constantly frustrated and always run out of ideas. The Source of Life cannot run out of ideas and the way forward.
He keeps to His testaments, covenants and promises. The Lord God Almighty cannot and can never violate His testaments or renege on His covenants. As He disclosed in Deuteronomy 7:9: "Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments." Nehemiah acknowledged this Personality of God: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments" (Nehemiah 1:5).
The True Lord God Almighty cannot and can never choose not to see all things; in other words, He sees all things unlike Satan and his demons that cannot see all activities. His Seven Spirits go to and forth all over the earth watching all the activities of all His creatures, including what Satan and his demons and menageries of factotums are doing on the planet earth. Even inside hell where the disobedient are kept for now before the final judgment of the living and the dead, the eyes of the Almighty God sees all. Unlike Satan and his demons that are limited, because they are also creatures of the Living God before they sinned; only the Sovereign Lord God Almighty can see and monitor all the activities of His creation. He cannot pretend not to see all of life's activities.
Another thing that the Lord God Almighty cannot do is tolerate sin. He is so holy and righteous that sin of whatever shape, stripe or form cannot stand in His Presence. Sin is an anathema before my Holy and Righteous God. He cannot tolerate evil and sins. As He told the Israelites and He reiterates same to all of us His true worshippers today: "'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy" (Leviticus 19:2).
For those of us who have settled our eternal destination here on earth by placing our trust and faith in the secured Hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we still have to contend with the forces of darkness. When you become a born-again child and redeemed soul of the Living God, the game plan of Satan and his minions is not to stop you from entering heaven. They know that your name is already written in the Book of Life. Their main pre-occupation against us is to stop the saved soul-you and me- from opening our mouths to witness about the Good News to a perishing world. Remember what Satan spoke through the phony Jewish leaders and Pharisees when they put Peter and the apostles on trial in Acts of Apostles: "What shall we do with these men?" they asked. "It is clear to everyone living in Jerusalem that a remarkable miracle has occurred through them, and we cannot deny. But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name" (Acts 4:16-17). Our Lord Jesus Christ warned us that, if we do not bear fruits as His disciples, we shall be cut-off from Him. In other words, if you say you are a Christian, blood-bought and truly regenerated by the Precious Blood of the Lord of lords and King of kings, you must be a "soul winner." To be an effective soul-winner and herald of the Good News, you must be ready for spiritual warfare with Satan, his demons and their human accomplices. We are commanded by the Lord to: "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7). The Lord God Almighty cannot and can never resist the devil for you and me. This is another thing that is antithetical to the Character and Personality of the True Lord God Almighty. No child of the Living God can fight Satan and his malevolent hosts on his/her terms. The rule is simple: Submit to the Lord Jesus Christ first and then resist the devil, then he will flee.
Another thing the Lord God Almighty cannot do after you have become a born-again Christian is how to renew your mind. The Lord Cannot Renew Your Mind For You. In Romans 12:2, we are admonished thus: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will" The Lord God Almighty will not force you to read your Holy Bible regularly; He won't compel you to pray just as you ensure that you eat everyday in order to be physically alive, so also you must pay prime attention to your spiritual life and development via menageries of spiritual exercises. If you shirk in these areas, you will atrophy spiritually. Again, you are responsible to renewing your mind. The Lord God Almighty cannot renew your mind for you.
Finally, the Lord Will Not Forgive the Trespasses of Your Trespassers. In other words, God cannot forgive on your behalf those you are supposed to forgive, because they sinned against you. He commanded us thus: "Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation" (Luke 11:14). Every human being has the ability to forgive those that have sinned against us, thus, the Lord God Almighty will never and can never do what He has commanded us to do. It is when you forgive those who sinned against you that the Lord God Almighty will forgive you in turn. It works the other way round as well.
OUR PROPHECY ON PRESIDENT -ELECT NANA AKUFO-ADDO OF GHANA
When the supporters of Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo came calling last year to inquire about the political future of their principal of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ghana, I answered with my earlier prophecy Ghana written in this column on Sunday January 02, 2016 reproduced below:-"GHANA AND THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Ghanaians will join their Nigerian counterparts in inaugurating a new president in 2016. Mr. John Dramani Mahama will not return as president this year and his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will lose Osu Castle and major parliamentary seats. Mr. Nana Akuffo-Addo who has tried three times to be president will win the 2016 presidential election, just like Gen. Muhammadu Buhari did in 2015 in Nigeria. The New Patriotic Party- NPP- will form the new government and command sizable parliamentary seats in Ghana in 2016." Please click the web link:-
First and foremost, I want to thank the Sovereign Lord God Almighty of the heavens and the earth who called me to His Ministry and gave me this gift. Glory, Honor, Adoration and Power belong to Him forever and ever Amen. I want to thank our numerous readers and those who believe in us, especially in the beautiful nation of Ghana for counting us worthy of respect and recognizing the working of the Holy Spirit in my life. I pray Ghanaians will witness the positive impact of President Akufo-Addo in their lives in the next four years. Congratulations and Akwaba!!!
INTRODUCING MY LATEST BOOK: "ASIWAJU: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BOLANLE AHMED ADEKUNLE TINUBU
It is my pleasure to introduce my latest book co-authored with Dr Margie Marie Neal. We began work on this biography in 2010 and I am happy we were able to finally put this book to bed. This is the first and only biography of Asiwaju Bolanle Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, whose political sagacity and democratic credentials are unassailable. My co-author and I want to thank all those who spoke to us in Nigeria, Ghana, and also in Chicago, Illinois- our second home- during the field work for this landmark project. We want to express our gratitude most especially to His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, the Executive Governor of the State of Osun, Federal Republic of Nigeria, who unhesitatingly agreed to write the Foreword to this interesting book.
As we noted in this latest biography and earlier biographical works we have authored; history is extremely important in the lives of great men and women to be left untold. The Western nations are ahead of the curve in many areas, and pointedly in chronicling the activities of their great men and women, because they know the importance of such historical records. In the life of a nation, it is very important to tell the stories of our leaders for today and generations coming after us so that the life histories of such leaders can serve as sources of inspiration for our children and to generations coming after us. The tragedy in some African nations is that some of our leaders prefer "foreigners" to write their biographies, as if these "foreign"" writers have better qualifications than "local" authors. This is a sign of inferiority complex. We must learn to appreciate our own and this is where real nationalism begins.
Asiwaju Bolanle Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is a political icon; hate or love him. We have written his biography in our quest to explore his unique contribution to Nigeria's political development and push the urgent debate further in contemporary Nigeria's quest for stable and virile political leadership.
*Asiwaju" will be available to the reading public in the New Year
READER'S REACTIONS AND LETTERS THIS WEEK
Dear Dr Fayemiwo, another one of your prophecies has been fulfilled on Ghana Election. Ghana Opposition Leader, Nana Akufo-Addo has won the Presidential Election exactly as you have predicted in last year's Prophecies Sir. Not only did the Opposition win, you also said the NPP would form a sizeable majority in the parliament and that was exactly the results of the election. Glory be to the Lord God in the Highest. Hallelujah. The Lord is Good all the time---From Mr. Daramola Abiodun Ekiti State Nigeria.
That is the Power and Work of the Holy Spirit. All Glory and Honor to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of lords and King of kings, Hallelujah!
Dear Sir, I read your predictions for 2016 which you released in December 2015 and I say to you sir that indeed God lives in you. Your prophecies are different from the norm. They are accurate, precise and copious Biblical verses to support and illustrate each of all your prophecies for all the individuals. I love Jesus. He is living and He is forevermore. I hope and pray you will read this mail and revert back to me, because I saw your mail and number at the end of the message but I decided to send you a mail.
Here is my story; on September 3, 2013 I resigned from a company I had worked for 8 years because I simply told them I could not commit fraud and the management wanted to demote me so I turned in my resignation. They pleaded with me but I refused insisting I would not destroy my name. Six months after I left this company, the Lord opened another door. For the six months I was at home, the good Lord provided for all my needs. I will be forever grateful to the Lord Almighty who showed me mercy.
Then on March 15, 2014 I started another job not knowing I was going from frying pan into fire.
When I worked for four months in this new place, I found out the rate at which the staff under my purview and the senior management had defrauded the company was alarming. The fraud perpetrated were running into millions of Naira, I was so scared because I was the head of that department, I decided to invite the Auditors which at the end they discovered so many fraudulent transactions. I thought I was safe not knowing that they had planned against me, the auditors didn't summit the report and I was retrenched last year November 15, 2015 and currently I am searching for another job.
I have been praying, praying and praying for another job but all roads seem to be blocked. But I know Jehovah will make a way. Please put me in your prayers and it will be nice to hear from you sir. May God bless you and keep you. Master Jesus is on the Throne and He loves you. Regards -Brother O.O. Lagos, Nigeria
Dear Brother O.O. Please check your email. It shall be well in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo is the Chairman, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Jesus Christ Newspapers and P.M. Express based in Lagos. He is Resident Spiritual Head, The Jesus Christ Solution Center, a non-denominational retreat center in Cameron near Austin, TX USA. He can be reached at 254-605-4035. Visit his website at www.jesuschristnewspapers.com Email him at [email protected]