THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Saturday, June 2, 2018|
Cameron, Texas, USA
ost people aren't aware that sins, which are inadvertent or willful violation and disregard to the commandments and wills of the True Lord God Almighty are equivalent to curses. In other words, the corollaries of sins are inevitably spiritual curses which translate to failures in all ramifications of life, depending on the nature of the sins and curses. Furthermore, Sins and curses are Siamese twins operating pari- passu in the lives of the disobedient. In Exodus 15:26, the Jehovah Lord God Almighty told the Israelites that: "If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you." He reiterated the same in Deuteronomy 11:27.28; 28:1 and much throughout the Word of Life. From such copious scriptures on the causality between sins and curses, there is a logical deduction; there is affinity between sins and curses.
When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they were driven out of that Elysian Abode as first punishment, but curses followed when nature rebelled against them as a result of the pronouncement of God in Genesis 3:17: "Cursed is the ground for thy sake." Everything and anything that could go wrong as soon as the curse caused by Adam's sin was committed began to unravel. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty didn't need to curse the food, clothing or shelter and other areas of life of Adam and his offspring, but since it was and still is through Nature that all the earthly needs of our First Parents would and always come from, that is the tap root and main source of life existence. The other side of the vile is commission which are hardly emphasized and taught in organized Christianity. In other words, sins and curses can arise both from what we have done and also from those we have neglected to do called in the Book of Life; sins of omission. The former deals with sins and curses arising from; "Thou shalt not…"" while the latter deals with sins and curses from ""Thou should …" As the Holy Bible pointed out: "If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them" (James 4:17). So what are those sins and curses James meant here? Sins of omission which most Christians think are not sins, but are sins and curses such as not reading the Bible, spreading the gospel and witnessing unto the unbelievers, not associating with fellow Christians and many more which we shall elucidate on next week.
When you gave your life to the Lord Jesus Christ and your name is written in the Book of Life, you're saved. We have been taught or made to believe that everything and whatever we do from this time of salvation onward will be right and good. In other words, our finances for instance will take positive jumpstart as soon as we are saved Christians; ditto for our marriage and other activities of life. The saved Christians who witnessed the Good News to us even compound the issues when they told us ab intio that all would be well as soon as we embrace the New Life. Why is it difficult to pay the rent and bills after becoming a Christian? Why does our marriage become threatened and we lose our job so soon after we gave our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ? Why should things turn upside down and our life seems out of whack when we are saved? Why do we tell unbelievers that they should give their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ and everything will be OK and their conversion experiences turn otherwise? Is Christianity bait and switch? Every last day of the year on December 31, most of our churches and places of worship around the world are filled to the brim. We call it cross-over since the last day of December, Man's designed last month of the year is supposed or regarded as the segue to January 1, another human kind's cultural and traditional device for a new beginning. Those who have never stepped into the halls of churches and parishes mall around to make and utter the traditional oath taking of "New Year Resolutions." For sure, some of these so-called New Year resolutions are genuine, but mostly the resolutions are perfunctory and desultory. If we take statistics of those who worshipped at churches and parishes on December 31, 2017/January 1, 2018 this year, we will be taken aback by those who still come to church. Why is the mortality rate of church attendance so staggering in mid-year after people thronged worship centers to make New Year Resolutions?
There are seven types of Christians on earth from the time our Lord Jesus Christ came physically to this earth and died on the Cross of Calvary for the sins and curses of the world. These sins and curses are still extant 100 percent in the lives and activities of those who have refused and do not want to give their live to the Lord Jesus Christ. Not only did Christ die on the Cross for the sins and curses of Adam and Eve, yours and mine and the entire world, He ensured that He obliterated those sins and curses once and for all by coming back to Life to give us a road map of our Eternal Journey. We are familiar with that evergreen scripture which made our eternal redemption a cinch in Christ Jesus: "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). This propitiation or "taking away the harmful effects of wrong doing-sins and curses" had freed those who trusted and faithfully believed in Jesus Christ Redemptive Works. Another word commonly used alongside the last word to give us double assurances is Atonement which is "paying or making restitution for the wrong committed-sins and curses of Adam and Eve and all of us" which again, the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished fully, totally and unreservedly. Why then do saved Christians complain bitterly of this lack of saved experience; rather the harmful corollaries of the sins and curses are the experiences of many professed Christians? If you are saved, should your salvation experience not include your finances, marriage, employment, health and blessing? The Book of Life delineated between the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Principles of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Life that the King of kings and Lord of lords lived and taught didn't refer to the now and present. In salvation He talks about the Hereafter and in Principles, He talks about the Here now. In other words, His Redemptive works and salvation prepare us for Eternal Life, while His Principles and Teaching prepare us to live a righteous life here on earth in the midst of a cruel, perverse and crooked generation. For three years, the apostles had no clue about "My Kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36) that our Lord Jesus Christ was talking about.
In historical contextual analysis, the subjugated and subdued Israelis were tired and incensed at their parlous state under an overbearing and crueler Rome. Never had a proud and self-respecting race been subdued and tamed by Rome using some of their own as toadies and flunkies especially the loathsome tax collectors who perpetrated their shaking down in plain sights. The Israelites wanted out and earnestly sought and desperately waited for a Messiah or Deliverer. Many insurrectionists had taken matters into their hands by hasting the coming of this deliverer only to be crushed by the autocratic Romans. Many had been clamped into jail when our Lord Jesus Christ came onto the scene. At last, the Deliverer had landed and with His miraculous wonders, He was a shoo-in. Secular historians even alleged and have analyzed that the Traitor; Judas Iscariot had this earthly kingdom in mind when he sold his Master for 30 pieces of silver thinking he could precipitate a backlash by compelling our Lord Jesus Christ to herald the kingdom quickly and now. He saw our Lord Jesus Christ opened the eyes of the blind, cured leprosy, raised the dead and perform menageries of earth-shaking miracles no one had ever performed and surmised that Jesus Christ would never allow Himself to be maltreated and suffer lamely in the hands of the people. The messiah had indeed come but the Messiah was different. He was and still is the Messiah of the whole world and the Deliverer of the human race. How often our finite mind works at cross purpose with the Infinite Mind of the Sovereign Lord of the heavens and the universe! I could still remember as if it were yesterday while we were in the Gulag of Sani Abacha at DMI Apapa Lagos Nigeria between 1997 and 1998 during the pro-democracy struggles and a prominent Nigerian detained with us sent a word to me after the expiration of that cretin that, I should prepare to become either a senator or governor in post-military Nigeria. I laughed. Upon my release from that dungeon, the Lord God Almighty told me; "Son, I didn't take you to Abacha's prison to play politics, but to prepare you to be used by Me." Didn't He tell us pointblank in Isaiah 55:8: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD?"
Our Lord Jesus Christ didn't come here to set up a kingdom that is run by Satan and his demons that control and run the present earthly system. Satan even offered the One who owns the earth what is His, but He told Satan He came to overthrow Satan's kingdom to build His own eternal Kingdom just as it was prophesied at His Birth: "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever; his kingdom will never end" (Luke 1:32-33). This is the Kingdom those of us have seen and are convinced is more enduring and everlasting and not the kingdom that currently exists. It is possible to be aiming at that Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ while also trying to be in the earthly kingdom here. There are some Christians that are saved, yet are being enticed by this temporary kingdom right here and the consequences are the sins and curses manifesting in varying degrees in their lives. Until a Christian knows with certainly that he or she cannot operate in these two diametrically-opposed kingdoms simultaneously, certain manifestations of the sins and curses are inevitable, albeit saved. It is not for fun that Apostle James screamed: "You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God" (James 4:4). Is it possible to be a friend of the world and simultaneously a friend of the True Lord God Almighty? Apostle James was not alone in this, his brother; John said the same thing; "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them"(I John 2:15). Our Lord Jesus Christ identified and addressed seven types of Christians that would emerge when He left here physically over 2,000 years ago and before He returns soon to judge the living and the dead. Next week, we will look at the sins and curses that often give birth to the types of Christians our Lord Jesus Christ warned against after His Resurrection. We will explain through the Word of Life the seven types of Christians on earth and how you can apply these Biblically-sound teachings to your Christian Journey. Which of the category are you as a Christian? Watch out!
WHY I DON'T WRITE REJOINDERS IN THIS COLUMN? I have received many letters from readers of this column asking why I don't normally reply to articles written about me or issues that I have raised in my column. Some writers lack original thoughts and are die-hard critics who want to make name and publicity for themselves at the expense of other writers and authors. I have learned to deprive such puerile writers that privilege to prominence through traducing. I don't write rejoinders because first, I owe no one no apology on what I write here since I am called by only One Person; my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to Him I will give account to when I am done here on earth. Second, the Christian Life is not about competition or persuasion. We are not spiritual pamphleteers or missive propagandists, but we tell people what we have seen and taught by the Holy Spirit. It is up to the Holy Spirit to convince and convert those He knows are willing, ready and sincere to hear our Good News. No human being can change the mind and heart of another human being. Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to spread the Good News and witness to a perishing and unbelieving world; He didn't tell us to argue and debate the message of the gospel. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty doesn't need to be defended; He is able, willing and capable of defending Himself and Honor. I don't fight for my Lord Jesus Christ; He fights for Himself. He only told and commanded me to bear witness and this is my calling in this column.
Finally, the secular world operates on dog eats dog method in all it does and says, including retailing views in the marketplace of ideas. A genuine and thoroughly redeemed soul cannot and should not use the templates of the world in spreading the Good News. As Apostle Paul pointed out in 2 Corinthians 10:12; "We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise." A brother got in touch with us like other precious souls at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Texas and we explained through the Holy Spirit his spiritual condition. His spiritual problem is like the others on earth; he has an Achan in his life (Joshua 7:18). As we began to work with him spiritually, his spouse told him she wouldn't work with us because I am a "controversial" man of God. Which man or woman of God on earth isn't controversial? From Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Elisha to Peter, James, Apostle Paul and even our Lord Jesus Christ, we are all controversial. Praise the Lord! But what controversy rankle this particular lady? Our prophecy in this column that Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton would win the 2016 US Presidential Election! Oh my God, didn't she win? Yes, she did as we prophesied in this column. According to the total votes counted in that epochal eletion, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton won 65million, 845, 063 votes to Mr. Donald Trump's total votes of 62million, 980,160 votes. Who won? Mrs. Clinton. Also, we said and prophesied in this column that Mr. David Cameron would not return as Prime Minister of Great Britain in 2015 and shortly thereafter, he voluntarily left and quit his position confirming our prophecy. Anytime we prophesied in this column through the Power of the Holy Spirit, lily-levered souls and simpletons turn the final message upside down and distort our thoughts. Spiritual knowledge is important, but do we have to write rejoinders to such spiritually obtuse thoughts and come to their level? Absolutely not! Because that is exactly what Satan and his demons want; distractions and we will not give such distractions our platform, period! Now you know why I don't write rejoinders.
THIS WEEK LETTERS FROM READERS
Dear Sir, my name is Mr. D., from south east Nigeria. I have been reading your column in Nigeria world from quite some time now and I know you're a true man of God.
Thank God for what He is using you to accomplish in the life of God's people and in the nation Nigeria. I want you to help me inquire from God about my proposed travel to the Republic of China, if I will be successful or not. I was denied entry in 2015 without any explanation. But I suspect it's because I have once over stayed there some years ago. Now I want to go and buy goods I don't want to be denied entry. I want to know what God is saying to me concerning the issue. I will be glad if you can help me seek the Face and Wisdom of the Almighty God to know what the spirit of God is saying about the matter. Thanks---Brother D. southeastern Nigeria.
Good day sir, my name is A.S from Nigeria, a junior brother to Mr .M.A in the UK. My brother that is in UK referred me to you and sent me your email address, and said he got it from one of his friends resident in the USA. Sir, I want to make inquiries about Canada Visa Lottery and some other legitimate and legal means to immigrate with my family to Canada. You can contact me through my WhatsApp Number as provided. Thank you sir and remain blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen----From Mr. A. S. Lagos Nigeria.
LATEST ON EKITI 2018
The outcome of the governorship election in Ekiti state will not be decided by federal might or the numbers of political heavyweights Dr Kayode Fayemi will be able to muster to his campaign rally this year. Unlike the last time, there won't be godmothers and godfathers to beat their chests this time that they made it happen. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty says He wants to pass through Ekiti state in 2018 and crown His own. Money and financial muscles will fail this time around, security agents will not make impact either but only the person on the Lord's Side will emerge victorious. This is what the Sovereign Lord of the earth and heavens said we should convey to the political gladiators in Ekiti 2018: "And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not." There will be surprises, twists and turns in the governorship election which will end up at the apex court in the land; the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
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