THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Sunday, August 19, 2018|
Cameron, Texas, USA
he called from the far eastern end of Nigeria, pleading to see me in Abuja. I obliged her only for her to make an encore pleading for a lady friend as a tagalong. I had never met her in my life. She had been reading me for some time she disclosed and the Holy Spirit directed her to come see me. I was a guest of a high government official in a whole building by myself complete with stewards and the unique accoutrements of well-heeled hospitality. Faith Akhabueze was a divorcee living alone with three kids to cater to, and her friend had just been asked to leave a European nation, because her marriage to one of the citizens deemed suspicious by the nation's immigration. Both had ugly experiences to tell in the hands of religious racketeers and false prophets; those Apostle Paul swiped at, who used religion to feed their stomachs; "… the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,…" (2 Timothy 3:6).
I was addressing a group of leaders in a country few years back and the governor of the state who was my host asked for the secret of my spiritual success. I had no hesitation to reply that, next to taking my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as my All in All and being born-again; sexual purity is next. I have never, I repeat never have sexual intercourse with any woman in my life besides my lawful wedded wife; Dr Margie. Any so-called man or woman of God who engages in sexual liaison with any woman or man outside his/her spouse and tells you that the True Lord God Almighty talks to him/her through His Holy Spirit is lying to his/her teeth. I told Faith when she and her friend arrived we do not do that in our ministry. They stayed for four days, were fed and taken care of by my hosts and I prayed for them. The spiritual personalities of both ladies were diagnosed and Faith was told her husband was coming and how she should prepare to meet him. Her friend was told the man in Europe would come with his entire family to wed her and cart her away back to Europe. "Sir, the man is a white man," she reminded me. I told her the white man would not only come; his parents would accompany him to marry his Nigerian wife in Abuja. I returned to base few weeks later, but I warned the lady what she should not do before, during the wedding and after returning to Europe. All were fulfilled. Faith is now a married woman, her friend is now back to Europe, but with a snag as we warned her three years ago.
Majority Christians see prayers as putative answers to all spiritual problems; this is partially true but it isn't the whole truth. For example, you don't need prayers for financial success in life. There is nowhere in the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation that born-again children of the Most High God are commanded to pray for money. First, the True Lord God Almighty didn't create money and so, He told me; "My son, why are you asking Me for what I didn't create?" If prayers are needed to make money; plenty of it, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote must be the greatest prayer warriors in North America and Africa/Black World respectively. Ask Jeff Bezos of Amazon or Mike Zuckerbeng of Facebook how many prayers they offered to usher them into their stratospheric wealth. Financial success and money making are twin blessings in the Holy Bible you don't need prayers and even faith to access as born-again Christians, yet precious souls dissipate efforts on prayers and other spiritual activities that have no bearing to the Law and Commandment of the True Lord God Almighty for financial blessings. And trust me, Satan and his demons are not so chivalrously generous and powerful to the extent of bestowing such stupendous wealth on Gates, Bezos, Zuckerbeng, Dangote and other genuinely wealthy men and women of the world.
There are 12 spiritual matters that determine and define the spiritual DNA of every human being on the surface of the earth. No human being determines these 12 constituents just as no one can determine his or her physical chromosomes. That was the reason the True Lord God Almighty told Jeremiah that: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5). Nature also submits to these 12 spiritual matters in the realm of the terrestrial, amphibian and arboreal realms. For examples, none of us can turn the hand of the clock, because 24 hours are available to every human soul on earth. You do not determine the hours of your life, but what each of us does with our each and personal God-given 24 hours is up to each of us and ultimately determines our success or failure. The same 24 hours that the Almighty God gives to Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola in Nigeria everyday are the same 24 hours available to you and I. What Aliko or Femi does with their 24 hours is what makes the difference. In the journey of success, you and I cannot determine if it rains or not, yet the dew of heaven doesn't reward each farmer proportionately and so one farmer has a bountiful harvest, while some harvest little, or bad/woeful harvest. Why. Do you notice it rains more in Virginia than Arizona, and why do residents soak in water in say Lagos more than those that reside in Kano? Why is it that America, with all her scientific and technological know-how, can't tame the monster known as hurricane or earthquake, yet Africa is so blessed and spared? Who determines the seasons of winter; spring, summer and autumn in the temperate western world? While we go on space exploration looking for new galaxies and new race, are we so technologically-powerful and scientifically-smart to get rid of the sun, moon and stars and replace them? Each time we drink any other liquid drink, no matter the price, taste and sophistication, no human being is ever and fully satisfied until we drink water; the one drink directly from Nature-another euphemism for the True Lord God Almighty-which is free. Is any human being alive capable of erasing his or her shadow? Is there any human being on the surface of the earth able to tell us the number of hairs on his or her head? Yet, the King of kings and Lord of lords said confidently and matter-of-factly: "Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered" (Luke 12:7 & Matthew 10:30).
A sister was so elated for being proposed to by a pastor the other day the she was extremely gooey to break the news to me on the phone. I asked her why the mawkishness and she burst out: "He's a man of God! Well, we administered the spiritual compatibility matrixes on her and the supposed man of God and there was a huge daylight between both. Simply because someone is a Christian like you or a man/woman of God doesn't mean the two of you will have successful marriage. This is why it is important to know your spiritual DNA. When sickle cell people consort with each other, they replicate the same product in the physical realm and that is why the medical world insists potential couples watch and conduct blood tests or genotype compatibility to stave future heartaches in marriages. Those who ignore that timely and important medical warning often lament after the fact. As it is in the physical, so also in the spirit realm as James disclosed: "For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead." (James 2:26).
Knowing your spiritual DNA helps you to know where you are meant to succeed. Many Christians are complacently at ease on Mt. Zion; living or racing toward Tarshish while they should have been heading for Nineveh. You do not belong everywhere, but somewhere. Take a fish out of water, its natural habitat and it is dead. The Creator made places, before He created life and human beings. That is why birds live in arboreal world and aquatic creatures live in water; you do not belong in some places. There are certain places I avoid and there are some people that do not belong in my circle. A brother told me, he is a world evangelist and I chuckled. If David Oyedepo had remained in Kaduna, he would have remained a pauper. Enoch Adejare Adeboye would have been a complete failure, and no one would have heard of him, if he had relocated from Nigeria to the United States. If Abraham had remained in the land of Chaldeans, he would have missed his blessings. His blessings were waiting for him at a land His Creator was about to show him so the Lord instructed him thus: "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you" (Gen. 12:1-3). I know of someone who has relocated to seven cities in the United States and his material conditions still remain the same. Check your spiritual DNA to find out where you are created to be so that your Creator can make you become what you shall become for His Glory, Amen!
Some Christians don't even know who they are, spiritually. I was a guest speaker/teacher at an assembly in a nation and as usual, many precious souls were waiting for me for spiritual counseling. Pronto, a brother was given way and he poured his heart out to me. I beckoned to his wife who was sitting at the back and as she came forward to shake my mind, I knew she came to try me spiritually. I warned her afterward never to try it again and she confessed she wanted to know whether I was real or fake. I would have fallen, if I were a fake because the sister was the man's husband in the spirit realm while the brother was actually the wife. They were looking for the fruit of the womb and I laughed. If the brother had known his spiritual DNA a priori, that would have been the deal breaker from the beginning and no marriage would have been contracted between the duos in the first place. Do you think, if Samson had known who he really was spiritually, he would have risked it all for Delilah? Do you see how King David suffered fleeting moment of spiritual identity crisis and Satan set him up for near downfall through Bathsheba? The Zelophad Sisters discovered their spiritual DNA and argued their case at the Spiritual Court of Divine Eternal Justice and the law was changed to usher them into success land. You are not just a person; you are a spiritual personality. As the King Himself disclosed: "The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." (John 3:8).
WHY DO A SPIRITUAL DNA? To know who you are is the first step to the voyage of spiritual discovery. We are not all the same; and the Creator has created us differently and with unique mission on this temporary planet earth. How can you be lurching from one job to the other, one relationship to another and from one part of the world to another seeking greener pastures as they say when you have no clue your mission on earth? A Christian Brother called me from one of the Appalachian states in Central United States to know his purpose in life. He had left his wife and three children back home in Mother Africa to go abroad and hustle as many are doing today. You know how these things work, folks; stay abroad, arrange a relationship and begin to send money home, working your butts off on both ends, with both ends unaware of what is going on in one legitimate home and the other adopted family existing almost 5,000 miles apart. I asked the brother, if he really and sincerely wanted to know and do the will of God and he affirmed positively. The Lord God Almighty said He needed him in Africa and I should tell him to return. The brother told me he was done with Africa, because he was suffering while at home and why should the Lord tell him to go back to suffering. You see, many Christians want to know the Will of God, but aren't willing to do His real will just as God Himself told the Israelites asking for the Coming of the Lord: "I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty. But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears?" (Malachi 3:1b-2). The Lord eventually came, but are some human beings still not arguing who the King really is more than two thousand years after He visited us in the flesh and completed the mission of rescuing us from the heels of damnation?
Not all people belong to your life. Your destiny helpers are constantly butting heads with your destiny destroyers. As the Lord God Almighty is orchestrating your divine encounter with your baker, as we saw in the summer life of young Joseph, Satan was on the other side arranging his Potiphar's wife as his Achilles' heels. A woman's shadow fell on my Divine Assignment early in life and Satan nearly used the woman as agent to abort my destiny, but thanks to His Power, I ended that 18-year unholy alliance through His Grace and I am what I am today, Hallelujah! Some Christians are in unholy alliances and relationships with their Achan, and others are in dalliance with their Delilahs; unbeknownst to them, these Delilahs are already negotiating how they can give them out to their enemies. How can you know those who belong to your life and those you should avoid like plagues? Not until you know who exactly you are spiritually and I have written about this before in this column under the spiritual law of addition and subtraction; so check it out.
Knowing who you are spiritually enables you to know where you belong. God doesn't send money and material comforts to His redeemed souls as organized Churchianism has taught us for ages; no, He only makes provision for the called where He has called them for His use. How do you know He has called you for His Utmost? Wherever money is waiting for you to be used by Him is the proof of your obedience. Anytime He calls me to prepare for a trip overseas, my lovely and beautiful wife would tell me my Boss-the Holy Spirit-should provide for all that I will need to carry out His Assignment and He always does as confirmation of His Promises: "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus"" (Philippians 4:19).
If you think you can acquire all that you need in this temporary life by yourself and via self-efforts; then you are not called unto His Majesty's work. Even our Lord Jesus Christ, God-in-the-flesh, didn't do all by Himself; He had to train a Didymus, a fearful Cephar, a finicky Iscariot, a manipulative Matthew, the competitive Zebedee Brothers and a host of other broken vessels who later turned the world upside down for the King. Everything I have ever owned and acquired was given to me by the Jehovah Jireh by precious souls. I flew to Port Harcourt in coastal southern Nigeria the other day and the sisters waiting had already sown my native attire for a befitting outing and I asked how they knew my size and took my measurement and we all laughed. Friend, anywhere I go in the world, someone or group of people are already waiting to provide, encourage, motivate, assist, henpeck me for spiritual assistance, provide succor, refresh and join forces in His Majesty's Work. You can only achieve that by making your election and calling sure so that you will lack nothing (2 Peter 1:10)
When you know your spiritual DNA, access is open for you to do what He has called you to do for His Utmost. Esther, the most beautiful woman in the world knew this spiritual truth first hand that no one can bless you untill they see you, and no higher person can see you until you are granted access. Access is a Divine Arrangement orchestrated from On High so you can keep a date with your destiny. You can be highly talented and a genius, but if you are not in the place -not just a place or any place, but the place-where your talents are recognized and appreciated, you're useless. Only access can take you to where you are meant to be and your spiritual DNA is all you need to convey and transport you to the place of recognition. If Barack Obama had remained in New York and brushed-off that inner voice that told him to relocate to Southside Chicago, he would not have met Dr Jeremiah Wright and from there succumbed to certain divine forces that catapulted him to the America Presidency. Do you know your spiritual DNA? Find out.
"For this reason, the king of Aram became enraged and called his servants to demand of them, "Tell me, which one of us is on the side of the king of Israel?""None of us, my lord the king," said one of his officers, "but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom."---2 Kings 6:11-12).
Do we still have prophets who hear what is discussed behind closed doors these days? Here was the scenario we heard between former First Lady of Akwa Ibom state and her husband, Hon. Godswill Obot Akpabi, CON. Ms Ekaette Unoma Akpabio was complaining about the rising political profile of His Excellency Udom Gabriel Emmanuel who we henceforth designate as HUGE. Remember Akpabio was used by the Almighty God to install HUGE as his successor; against the backdrop of the apolitical nature and humble man from the private sector. Akpabio didn't have any clues why he was a Divine instrument in planting HUGE as his successor in 2014/2015. Now the apolitical and gentle man is fast becoming a political star. See how HUGE is becoming the darling of the president, reaching out and building political alliances; from the south-south political axis, the governor's forum to becoming a voice of reason in nation-building. HUGE brought maturity and class into political governance; you hardly hear any dirty talk or snide remark from his mouth and his temperance has been so contagious that President Muhammadu Buhari even confessed somewhere; he would love to hitch his political wagon to HUGE. Suddenly, the political neophyte of four years ago is now bestriding the nation's political firmament and Akpabio couldn't believe it. Another star has emerged in the Land of Promise and Akpabio and his wife couldn't handle it.
"Here is a man you called made politically and now becoming powerful," Ekaette Unoma complained concernedly to her husband inside their bedroom.
"I can't believe it myself," Akpabio replied with consternation. "Even the president is courting his political support to win Akwa Ibom state which I used to control. Who made Udom but me?"
"So, what are you planning to do to reclaim the land?" former First Lady asked former governor.
Folks, you have read the general news as told by the press and bandied by the grapevines, but this is the real news inside the Akpabio Household. The issues of EFCC, political disagreements, Ekaette being proposed to replace Ekpo as deputy governor and in 2019 are tangential to the real and core news we just disclosed. It has always been part of history that destiny helpers often turn around to lament why they were instrumental in playing their divine roles in human affairs. Do you ever hear of Mr. Potiphar after Joseph became prime minister? Do you see how things panned out after the Lord God Almighty rejected King Saul and replaced him with young David? One of the greatest political rivalries in modern Nigerian politics was between Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his erstwhile deputy, Chief SL Akintola. The former paved the way for the latter in the 1940s/1950s and while Awo was at the federal level in Lagos as Leader of Opposition, Chief Akintola held court as premier in Ibadan. Chief SLA began to dig in to displace his leader and in one political whistle stop as supporters of the Action Group-AG were shouting Awo, Awo, his wife looked at him and demanded; "Why are people shouting Awo? Aren't you the premier? Can't they shout Akintola?." Her husband cast a wry glance and remarked determinedly; "Give me six months and you won't hear that name Awo again." The highlights of the political rivalries left the first born sons of both political leaders dead in the crisis which soon engulfed the defunct Western Region, the imprisonment of Awo, the precipitation of the famous Wild, Wild West, a violent military take-over of government, the assassination of SLA, a bloody civil war and concatenation of events that still reverberate in our psyche and national politics today.
But thank God, HUGE is one of us and as the King assured His Own inJohn 3:8:
" The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." There is no political contest and mudslinging in HUGE Land. His Excellency Udom Gabriel Emmanuel-H.U.G.E 2019-is solid, intact and impregnable. Please your Excellency, do me a favor and let's start to dismantle and destroy the "manafiki" that is being put together right now before 2019 and thereafter, because those who win tomorrow prepare for it today:-
First, dissolve your entire cabinet now and right now. We see saboteurs and Janus men and women going to and fro with only vested and permanent interests. Show them the way and let them go to where they permanently belong but certainly not in HUGE Land.
Second, the Holy Spirit says we should tell Mr. Governor to do complete overhaul of his security apparatus, from top to bottom and bring in new and fresh faces. We had cause to pass this message a year ago as directed by the Holy Spirit and we are being told by the same Holy Spirit to re-pass this message once again.
Thirdly, His Excellency should cut short and drastically reduce his trips outside Akwa Ibom state between now and October 31, 2018.
THERE ARE FOUR OTHER MESSAGES FORTHCOMING BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT DIRECTED THUS: "I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down."---Rev. 10:4.
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