THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Monday, March 2, 2020|
Cameron, Texas, USA
he True Lord God Almighty loves beginnings, because that is one of His several nomenclatures, sundry panegyrics and awesome names as the Great Alone and the Alpha, Who is the First as He declared: "I am the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End" (Revelation 1:8; 22:13). Why is the beginning so important to our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ? Because beginning defines a purpose while the end, last or omega of a thing defines the achievement of a purpose. The Almighty God told me matter-of-factly one day; "Son, I am not so much interested in what you are doing for Me, but who asked you to do what you are doing for Me?" That disclosure is in tandem with His Written Words: "Why do you call Me Lord, Lord, but not do what I say?" (Luke 6:46). Some people who style themselves pastors and workers in the Church will be shell-shocked on the Day of Judgment when the King will dismiss them: "…I never knew you, depart from me, you workers of lawlessness" (Matthew 7:21-23). There are five positions or spiritual works in the work of the Lord God Almighty you cannot do or exercise because of mere desire but must be called and appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself namely: pastors, evangelists, apostles, teachers, and prophets (Ephesians 4:11). If you call yourself any of these five names and you are not sure of your calling and still continues to parade yourself as such in the Body of Christ, not only are you an impostor, fake and false, but our Lord Jesus Christ will definitely call you a worker of lawlessness on the Day of Judgment. You must be called as disclosed in Hebrews 5:4: "And no one takes this honor-referring to the five posts referenced in Ephesians 4:11 above-on himself, but he must be called by God just as Aaron was." Unlike these five-fold ministries, there are other five spiritual posts that are mere activities that can exercise through aspirations and desires without being appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ namely: general overseers, bishops, deacons, deaconesses, and church elders (I Timothy 3:1).
It is apposite to stress that; the Holy Spirit must train you after He has called you into any of the five -fold ministry listed in Ephesians 4:11 above just as He spoke about Paul and Barnabas: "While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said; Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them" (Acts13:2). It took the Almighty God 40 years to train Moses. He was sent to the University of the Holy Spirit, Midian Campus for training so that Moses could be used by the King for His Utmost. Joshua too waited for 40 years in order to be promoted as Moses' successor who took the Israelites to the Promised Land. Elisha washed hands and poured water for Elijah as part of his training while the apostles, including stubborn Saul had to be trained by the Holy Spirit for the Master's use. It took the Lord God Almighty 30 years to train John the Baptist in the desert where he was fed wild honey and locusts till he was publicly revealed to the nation of Israel. Even the Creator of the heavens and the universe Who came to sojourn with sinful humanity as Immanuel meaning God with us was under the radar for 30 years before He embarked on His Rescue Mission of fallen humanity. Any pastor, apostle, teacher, evangelist or prophet that cannot tell you how he or she was called and trained by the Holy Spirit is fake, false and charlatan. Hear me folks; performing of miracles is not the sign of the truly-called and genuinely-trained by the Master as He Himself warned: "Many will say to Me on that day; Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in Your Name ad in Your Name drive out demons and in Your Name perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly; I never knew you, depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness" (Matthew 7:22; Luke 13:25).
My spiritual training as the Lord's teacher and prophet began at the University of Lagos in the mid-80s and my Midian Campus training unfolded fully inside the dreadful dungeon of the Directorate of the Military Intelligence-DMI- Apapa, Lagos Nigeria for two years (1997-1998) (See Pages 5 & 6 U.S. Department of State Nigeria Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997, Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1998. (See the web link here as reported by the Department of State of the United States and world media reported as politics but subliminally a spiritual training ground put together by the Holy Spirit for His Utmost: (https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2013/06/07/hrp97nigeria.pdf) While my spiritual training was orchestrated by the Holy Spirit in the Gulag 23 years ago, it took a political undertone which it was to the outside world, but the Beginning and the Alpha was behind it all, just as Joseph told his siblings who sold him into slavery thinking they would succeed in torpedoing his destiny without realizing they were fulfilling the plans of the Almighty God for their youngest sibling thus: " You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done; the saving of many lives" (Genesis 50:20).
When I completed my first spiritual training in 1998 at DMI and I planned to start implementing all I was taught under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit in my native Nigeria, the Lord Jesus Christ told me I needed more training outside the shores of Nigeria. In fact, I was about to be involved in Nigerian politics, but my Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ forbade me. "I will use you to put people in power, but you must not play politics," so the Master instructed me. Furthermore, He said it was necessary for me to undergo more spiritual training outside Nigeria. So I relocated to the United States. I couldn't believe the way the Holy Spirit took me to the next training session. To be arrested and taken to prison in the United States as a non-citizen means automatic deportation and I complained to the Holy Spirit why did He allow this to happen to me again in America? "Son, I am training you, you need more training, because in your future ministry in the United States that I brought you, I am going to send ex-prisoners and those with immigration issues to you. How will you be able to help them, if you haven't experienced what they have gone through?" Folks, the Holy Spirit kept His words! Hallelujah! The Holy Spirit told me to fire my immigration attorney and He said He would work miraculously to let me know He-Jesus Christ-was the One training me. The charges against me were dropped and I was asked to go a free man even to the bemusement of the one used by Satan to cause all the immigration wahala. Just as the Word of Life says: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). Hallelujah!
So last month when Brother Kola Olatunde, our Technical Director here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center Texas brought an immigration matter involving a fellow Nigerian, it was one of the latest cases the Holy Spirit has used our ministry to solve since we answered the call of the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and Omega. Mr. I.O. D is a visitor to the United States; he has overstayed and he had a run-in with the law. He was arrested and clamped into jail. In this era of anti-immigrant ambience and wave of especially anti-Nigerian policies, everyone concluded that Mr. I.O.D was on his way back to Nigeria. I asked the Holy Spirit, if we should be involved in this seemingly hopeless immigration matter, and He reminded me of what He told me more than a decade ago. The most pathetic aspect of Mr. I.O.D's case is that, he has no relative, no one in the United States, but since the Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ gave us the go-ahead to take over his case, we all visited the hapless man in jail. I instructed him on what to do and returned home to spiritually prepare for his case. Brother Kola delivered the materials to him at the jail house and within 72 hours, Mr. I.O.D was freed from the jail house unconditionally and the criminal charges against him were dropped. He didn't even appear at his so-called court hearing and the Lord Jesus Christ took all the Glory.
In the world today, we are afflicted with sundry calamities and ailments, individually and collectively as a people. We are told and exhorted as a people that the answer to the myriads of problems afflicting the human race can only be found in our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ. He Himself minced no words on this: "I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have light of life" (John 8:12). As I am putting this to bed for The Christian Walk, the coronavirus plague ravaging the world is fast becoming pandemic and nations of the world are in currently in most teasy and panic mode. The question is; If our Lord Jesus Christ is the Answer, what then is the question? The question is sin. We have transgressed and all become worthless and lawless. Our First Parents; Adam and Eve caused the wholesale wahala of lawlessness on the human race in the Garden of Eden when they disobeyed the Creator. Adam and Eve disbelieved the Lord God Almighty and chose to believe Satan, the archenemy of the Most High God and the implacable foe of the human race. Satan deceived our First Parents, because he is the father of lies and lie telling is his native language. Ever since that First Lie which put all of humanity under the sway of Satan and his fallen angels, in fact, the lie has so metastasized that the human race has engulfed in it. What do we do with all the sins plaguing and weighing on the human race? Can we get away with our disobedience to the Almighty God? Who and how would the sin of the human race be atoned or paid for? No human sacrifice and slaughtering of goats and animals could atone or pay for the sin of the human race. It was not animals that sinned but humans so why should be blood of animals atone for the sin of the human race? Angels in heaven did not sin aftermath of the sin of Satan and his demons so an angel could not have come to rescue fallen humanity. It is man that sinned and it is man that must die as the Word of Life plainly disclosed: "The soul that sins shall die" (Ezekiel 18:20-24). Adam and Eve as original sinners sinned and must die.
Consequently, the whole human race, including you and I inherited this sin-soaked nature from our First Parents. We sin not because we should sin, but because sin is our born nature. We can help it and so the Almighty God Himself had to come down to this earth to rescue us from the hands of Satan and his demons who were the instigators and beguilers of our First Parents; Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden. How would I have been able to help Mr. I.O.D a fellow Nigerian arrested and was about to be deported from the United States few weeks ago, if I haven't been involved in immigration case here in the United States? As I told a young man few years ago, how do you seek advice from people in the Journey of Life? You ask and look at the lifestyle and life experiences of that person and find out if that advisor has overcome in that area of your life that you are having challenges. If you want to lose weight, you don't look at a fellow human being who is overweight for advice. If you are poor and want to better your financial life, you don't go to a person who can't pay his or her bills and struggling with chronic poverty? Will you go to a divorcee and serial monogamist for marriage counseling? Will you allow a sick medical doctor battling with health issues to treat you when you are ill? In life today, we are all battling with the vexatious issue of sin and we have no role model, except the Only One in human history Who never sinned: Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Hear the Words of Life: "God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God" (2 Corinthians 5:21).
AMERICA 2020: WHO WILL TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP AS THE FLAGBEARER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY?
It is crunch time for the battle for the heart of the Democratic Party for the epochal 2020 Presidential Election here in the United States of America? Whoever clinches the party ticket automatically faces President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday November 03, 2020. The latest election results in South Carolina seems to be reshaping the party primaries.
My fellow kinsman, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu will be re-contesting for his final and second-term as governor of my state; Ondo State later this year. He is currently celebrating his 3rd year in his first year as chief executive of the Sunshine State. He has pulled all the stops and the state has been agog for what Aketi has achieved. Will my fellow Owo man return for his second and final term as governor in October 2020? Will Akeredolu win re-election? What is the Holy Spirit telling us? We will disclose everything in this column next week to the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. Watch out!
Q & A OF THE WEEK: A brother sent in this: "For the Lord God Almighty knows everything and since He is Omniscient, why did He create Satan knowing that Satan would rebel against Him? Thank you."
This question has been asked in this column in the past and it was answered through the Holy Spirit according to the Written Word; the Holy Bible. It followed the same pattern of the question and answer published here last week to wit; why would an omniscient God create Adam and Eve to rebel against Him instead f stopping them to disobey Him since He knew ab inito that they would rebel against Him? Just as we explained in our answer to the latter last week; the Almighty God is Love. One of the attributes of Agape Love is that; Love doesn't think of evil (I Corinthians 13: 6). Consequently, as the Creator of all good things, everything created by Him is indeed good and so He doesn't anticipate evil as part of His Divine Nature. Just as I explained last week, Adam and Eve were created with free will and so were Lucifer and all the angels. The Almighty God didn't create Satan, He created Lucifer, the son of the morning (Isaiah 14:12; Ezekiel 28: 12-19; Revelation 12:7-17). Lucifer sinned alongside some rebellious angels and the rebels were driven from the Presence of the Lord. This Lucifer then became Satan or the one who opposes and resists the Almighty God while his co-rebels become demons, principalities, fouls spirits etc. To read more in detail and answers to other pertinent issues about Satan and the questions, please grab a copy of our book: The Kingdom of Satan Exposed: Activities of Principalities and Demons in our World ( https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-kingdom-of-satan-exposed-activities-of-principalities-and-demon-worship-in-our-world-inside-the-world-of-witchcraft-voodoo-warlocks-and-spiritual-warfare-moshood-ademola-fayemiwo/1120887689)
STILL CELEBRATING MY 23-YEAR CALLING INTO THE MINISTRY AND ONE-LINER PRAYER REQUEST
I am celebrating my 23 years as a man of the True Lord God Almighty called and anointed by the Holy Spirit to fight in His Vineyard. To celebrate this Divine Calling for His Utmost, I am inviting precious souls in need of God's Protection and Power to send me an email and request for one need from the Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ. What is it that is bothering you? Do you desire a love one to be saved? Are you unemployed and in search of a job? Do you want to settle down? Are you praying for elevation and promotion at the work place? Are you seeking the Face of the Lord Jesus Christ for His calling into your life? Are you struggling in your ministry? What is it that you want the King to lead you? Just write one central need and one-liner prayer request and send as email to: email@example.com with the Subject Line: On Your 23rd Year Ministry. I look forward to receiving your most pressing and number one top priority prayer request in this regard. It is well in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen