THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Wednesday, May 26, 2021|
Cameron, Texas, USA
he Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully Man. His Theophanic Being made it possible to reconcile fallen humanity to a Righteous God, because the True Lord God Almighty is the Only One Who is Omnipresent- present everywhere at the same time-Omnipotent-having unlimited power and able to do anything and Omniscient-ability to know everything. Without the Holy Spirit of the Almighty God to illuminate your heart, it is virtually impossible to understand this spiritual truth. You will keep on wondering and asking: How can Jesus Christ be God while at the same time He said on the Cross: "My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Matthew 27:46). Only the True Lord God Almighty could have split and divided Himself into Triune Being as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, Hallelujah! Christ's Divinity is irrefragable only to the person with the Holy Spirit, and that is why the philosophers and so-called wise people of the world are clueless about the Immanuel meaning; "God with us." As Apostle Paul disclosed: "…No one can say: Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Spirit" (I Corinthians 12:3). Because no one has seen and will ever see the Almighty God with the naked eyes; He cannot be heuristically known. Consequently, He made Himself known to us by our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ. As the Word of Life says: "For in Jesus Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form" (Colossians 2:9) and that was why He chastised Phillip during His 33-year sojourn with us in this earthly realm when Phillip demanded that the disciples should be shown the Father thus: "Phillip said to Him: "Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us." Jesus answered: "Don't you know me Phillip even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, "Show us the Father?" (John 14:8-9). I have written argosies of time on this spiritual truth in past column articles and so grab them and prayerfully study them for spiritual enlightenment.
When Jesus Christ Who is Immanuel-God with us-(Isaiah 7:14 & Matthew 1:23) came to our human dimension for 33 years to bring lost humanity to Himself as Lord God Almighty, He referred to Himself as Son of Man (Genesis 1:26 & 28). Consequently, His earthly ministry involved two sets of disciples; the Twelve Disciples namely: Peter, Andrew, John, James, Matthew, Phillip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot, James son of Alpheus and Judas Iscariot. These 12 were mostly known, but there were Other 12 that supplied the physical needs of our Lord Jesus Christ from His Virgin Birth in Bethlehem of Judea to His Crucifixion and these 12 disciples are known as the Lord's Needs Disciples. These Needs Disciples are as follows: The Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, Salome, Mary Mother of the Zebedee Brothers (John and James), Joseph of Arimathea, Joseph the husband of Virgin Mary, Lazarus Twin Sisters-Mary and Martha, Nicodemus, The Three Magi. (See Mark 16:1, John 20:18, Luke 1:34, Mark 15:43, Luke 10:41, Matthew 1:20, John 7:50, & Matthew 2:2). The gold, frankincense, and myrrh The Magi from the East presented as gifts to Mary and Joseph helped tremendously in taking care of the family.
This pattern of having 2 sets of disciples laid by our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ permeated the ministries of the early apostles, from Peter, Phillip, John to Paul. Immediately 3,000 believers were added onto the 12 apostles-Matthias replaced Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:25-26)-it became necessary to create opportunities to Needs Disciples because "In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So, the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word" (Acts 6:1-4). The Twelve Disciples knew that they needed to create the Needs Disciples as done by our Lord Jesus Christ, so they chose these Seven Needs Disciples namely: Stephen, Phillip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas. The Phillip here was different from the original Phillip who was part of the original Twelve. It is unfortunate today in many Churches that this principle is at abeyance. We should note that Stephen who belonged to the Needs Disciples was the first martyr of the faith so the faithful works of the Needs Disciples will be recorded and adequately rewarded by our Lord Jesus Christ.
We also observed this practice of separating the Ministerial Discipleship and Needs Discipleship in the ministry of Paul and Barnabas. Read it here: "Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." So, after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off" (Acts 13:1-3). I have heard many brethren say that Apostle Paul was the greatest apostle to the Gentiles. That is not true. Apostle Barnabas was indeed more anointed and greater than Apostle Paul, because first; Barnabas was already a converter and a Christ follower years before Paul was called and he was the person who introduced Paul (formerly Saul) to the Hebraic Apostles in Jerusalem ("When Saul came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. So, Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord" (Acts 9:26-28). Barnabas was full of the Holy Spirit, but Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit ("Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, a great number of people were brought to the Lord-through him" (Acts 11:24). (Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit…" (Acts 13:09). I respect Barnabas who was full of the Holy Spirit than Paul filled with the Holy Spirit, but the Greatest of them all is our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ "For He-referring to Jesus Christ-whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Holy Spirit without limit," or measure (John 3:34), because He is the Almighty God in the flesh, Hallelujah! As the Almighty God normally does, Barnabas was blessed with the gift of garb while Paul had calligraphical prowess which enabled him to pen for us almost half of the New Testament through the Holy Spirit hence we concluded he was the greatest apostle. Not so! (See 2 Corinthians 10:10).
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8); thus, since He doesn't change like shifting shadows, the pattern He laid by example was abided by the Apostles. These two arms of spreading the Gospel as laid down by our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ permeated throughout the Early Church and if it is not evident in your ministry or church, you need to go back to the drawing board to fix it. As Apostle Paul told the early believers in Corinth pointblank: "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ" (I Corinthians 3:11). And Apostle Paul did not just talk the talk of the solid foundation laid by our Lord Jesus Christ, but certainly walked the walk in his lifetime ministry. Here are the lists of the Spiritual Disciples of Paul in spreading the Gospel as listed in the Word of Life: Barnabas, Silas, Timothy, Apollos, Epraphas, Dr Luke, Timothy born in Lystra, Titus, Mark, Aristarchus of Thessalonica, Justus, Jason, Lucius and Sosipater. The Needs Disciples were: Phebe (Romans 16:1); Lydia (Acts 16:11-5 & 40), Aquila and Priscilla (I Corinthians 16:19), Persis (Romans 16:12); Gaius (I Corinthians 1:14), Crispus, Julius (Acts 27: 1, 3 & 43), Julia and her husband Philologus (Romans 16:15), Sisters Tryphaena and Tryphosa (Romans 16:12), Epaenetus, Tychicus, Apostle Paul's private secretary (Ephesians 6:21-22); Philemon and his wife Apphia (Philemon 1:2), Archippus (Colossians 4:17), Onesimus (Philemon 1:16), Artemas (Titus 3:12), Sister Nympha (Colossians 4:14), Trophimus, Sister Damaris, Dionysius of Areopagus, and Erastus of Corinth. The Holy Spirit still follows this principle today in using His Own for His Utmost.
As I stated numerous times in this column, the Lord Jesus Christ didn't call me to pastoral ministry. I am not a pastor, but a teacher and prophet of the Lord of lords and King of kings. When the King called me, He told me that He Himself would send precious souls to me from the four corners of the globe for me to deliver His messages to such souls. And He has been faithful to His Words. That is why I do not stress or bother to join the crowd, because as Jesus Christ told me, He is not interested in what any of His Own is doing for Him as much as doing what He wants each of us to do. In other words, we cannot impress the King on what we claim to be doing for Him, because Our Lord Jesus Christ did not need any testimony about any man or woman, for He knew what was in each person (John 2:25). Consequently, Jesus Christ is not interested in the ministerial work anyone is doing, but who asked you to do what you are doing for the Lord?
Any spiritual work done by any believer in whatever title or capacity you are doing it; as general overseer, pastor, evangelist, prophet, teacher, apostle etc., if it is not initiated and directed by the Holy Spirit, it has no eternal value. In other words, if your ministry is your own idea but not communicated to you by the Lord Jesus Christ, you will have no reward, period! For the Lord Jesus Christ to declare that He would not share His Power, Glory and Honor with any human being, then He is the One and Only One that must disclose and reveal your ministry to you, otherwise you have the right to share in His Power, Honor and Glory. Just as Apostle Paul disclosed: "No one takes this honor-that is, ministerial calling-upon him or herself, he or she must be called by God, just as Aaron was" (Hebrews 5:4). That is why our Lord Jesus Christ warned: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and 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 7:21-23). You can't go to the School of Law in a university because you know how to argue, when you were admitted to study Political Science. The True Lord God Almighty will never, never compromise on His Will-that is, what He created you to become and achieve here on earth-and when you choose your will instead of His will and purpose for your life as a believer, you are lawless and you won't go to heaven, period! You do not choose your purpose and God's will for your life, rather you discover it. That is why many will be shellshocked on that Day when our Lord Jesus Christ will dismiss them as lawless people and there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth. I pray you who are reading that this will not be your portion in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Not all spiritual works will be acceptable to the Lord of lords and King of kings, believe me. Don't just do any spiritual work for Him because you will be wasting your time, if it is not disclosed and communicated to you by my Lord, Jesus Christ. The way out is this: "Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble…" (2 Peter 1:10).
MY CO-WORKERS AND FELLOW NEEDS DISCIPLES: - When the King called me into teaching/prophecy ministries (1 Corinthians 12:8 &10b); He said I needed to be trained. Then He applied the Spiritual Law of Subtraction and Addition to my life while under training. In other words, after discovering His Will and Purpose for your life, which is your ministry, He will perform clinical spiritual operation in your life and part of the scalpel will remove those He has to remove who do not belong to your life's journey so that those who belong to you will come in. You saw that in the life of Papa Abraham- (Lot)- Joseph, Moses etc. Then He may have to relocate you, because you weren't made for everywhere. There are some people that must let go in your life for you to discover His Will and Purpose for your life. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for bringing my wife, Dr Margie Neal-Fayemiwo as my helpmate for His Utmost. For 15 years now, she has stood by me in this ministry and shoulder to shoulder in all seasons, we have been an unbreakable team and unbroken combination for His Utmost.
I want to publicly acknowledge my fellow workers that the Lord Jesus Christ brought on board for the work He has committed onto our hands. Dr Gerald Onyebuchi Onukwugha (NJ), Brother Kola Joseph Olatunde (TX), Dr Olena Braginska Kheylo (Ukraine), Dr Caroline Adeolu Ojomo (TX), Dr Bosede Adejoro and Dr Tolani Osunsanya (Scotland), Pa Lawrence Anifalaje (UK), Brother Rolland Omaran (Scotland), Prof. Sunday Fakumoju (MD), Dr Tajudeen Dabiri and wife (TX), Dr Emmanuel Udoeyop and Dr Victoria Udoeyop (Canada), Brother Osondu Nworu (UK), Sister Sola Paulina Okuneye (UK), Brother Victor Imhangbe (Malaysia), Evangelist Stella Ade-Oni (TX), Pastor Friday Udofia (TX), Dr Richard Obisanya (WA), Brother Doubra Porbeni (Nigeria), Pastor Shola Adeyanju (Nigeria), Dr Olufemi Olatunji (MD), Brother Victor & Sister Dupe Ilori (TX), Brother Toye Odubiro (IL), Brother Rahman Kolawole Oladele (Nigeria), Brother Erikefe Oderhowho (Nigeria), Brother Kennedy Oderhowho (UK), Brother Anthony & Sister Ann Owolabi (UK), Brother Biodun Malomo (MD) and Brother Oluwaseun Akinrolabu (USA/Japan). The Lord Jesus Christ has used us tremendously in this ministry to touch legionary lives; believers and unbelievers alike, all over the world. Today, this ministry is represented by virtually all continents of the world, except Antarctica and we give the Glory to the King of kings and Lord of lords, Hallelujah! No human being would have been able to put this together, but the Lord Jesus Christ Himself Who called us in truth and in deed. Every week you read the Good News of our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ in this column, uplifting words of life that will enlighten and bring us closer to the King and help us to reach the finished line in our Christian Walk, there are many prayer warriors that are our backers for His Utmost.
Early this year, the Lord Jesus Christ instructed us to seek His Face for 30 days with intense prayer sessions and fasting which we obeyed this outgoing month of May 2021. Another marathon prayer and fasting sessions will begin for 90 days from June 1 to August 31, 2021 for the Nigerian nation, Africa, and the world. This ministry is heavily backed by our Needs Brethren and we shall acknowledge them individually in this column: Mama Dorcas Omosebi (TX), Pastor Mama Tawa Babayale (MD), Mama Victoria Ogunniyi (TX), Sister Roseline Atanor (Nigeria), Sister Bukky Ogundimu (Canada), Evangelist Olufunke Adeosun (OK), Sister Bola Ogidan (Nigeria), Sister Folashade Ajiboye (Canada), Sister Celestina Omaran (Nigeria) and other precious souls directed by the Holy Spirit as partakers of this ministry and E-Congregation Assembly. We will not remiss to thank our friends and ministry lovers all over the world; among them are Mr. and Mrs Kehinde Obafemi (Nigeria), Sister Musa Christiana (Nigeria), Mr. Joshua Agbebakun (DC), Brother Eby Chibueze and Sister Precious Onu (TX), Dr Ify Ogo (Ethiopia), Sister Reginald Akinleye (UK), Brother Tunde Phillips (Nigeria), Sister Yinka Amoo (RI), Brother Oreeditse Keabetswe (Botswana), Dennis Vardon-Dove (Ghana), Brother Olubunmi Adetula (Saudi Arabia), Brother John Faloye (Oman), Brother Paul Ikhenoba (Nigeria) and others too numerous to mention, especially those who are in government in many nations around the world. As we disclosed last week, we shall begin our series on Nigeria 2023 Presidential and Gubernatorial Elections starting next week. What is the Almighty God saying and what is the future of Africa's most populous nation?
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