THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Sunday, September 30, 2018|
Cameron, Texas, USA
e will conclude the second part of our exegeses on 30 characteristics between Spiritual Boys and Children-SBC-and Spiritual Men and Elders-SME-which we started last week. We also have Spiritual Girls and Women versus Virtuous Spiritual Women which we shall discuss next week to the Glory of the Lord. The dominant trait of Spiritual Boys and Children- SBEC-based on last week's point is that they are envy-personified (I Corinthians 3:3). You can't be in Agape Love and not be jealous, since our Creator is jealous for each of us as His unique creation. Jealousy is the attitude of exclusivity; we do not want anyone to be like us. The Almighty God doesn't want any other spiritual entity to be like Him, because there is no other one like Him and that is why He is jealous. As He Himself pointed out in Isaiah 45:5: "I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God…" and consequently, every human soul show a streak of jealous once a while. But to be envious is to crave and desire to be someone else, which is unfortunately contrary to your Maker's desire for you. Lucifer wasn't content to being the son of the dawn for which he was created; rather, he wanted to be like the Most High God. This envy led to his banishment and that of his renegades from heaven. Envy is demonic. SBC are experts at hero worship and prefer honor from fellow human beings than from the Lord God Almighty. We are supposed to give honor to whom honor is due; but becoming too gooey to fellow fallen creature of yore is demonic. I hear the deification of another spiritual soul all the time with words; "My father in the Lord," My mother in Israel" etc. No, it is unscriptural. Our Lord Jesus Christ warned against it: "And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven" (Matthew 23:9). Even the apotheosis of a hero/heroine is demonic. Stop it!
I was visiting an African nation few years ago and was privileged to be a guest of a classmate of mine who was a foreign student when we were at the University of Lagos in the 1980s. He studied in Nigeria, went back to his country and now a regional governor -a political position the Lord God Almighty used us to happen for him. My visit to him coincided with the visit of a popular man of God in that country, who is well known and a mediagised personality. As soon as he entered the room we were, everyone stood up and called him; "father," but I was the only one sitting. He was wondering who I was and he got the answer when the governor himself came out and came straight to courtesy to me: "My president, thanks for taking the time to visit me in my country, I am highly honored." I was the president of the student's union during our days at the University of Lagos, and those watching were confused. Honor is situational but worship is eternal. There is nothing like greeting people thusy; "My Lord, both spiritual and temporal." SBC argue about spiritual matters like crazy, because they have refused to let go of the former brain which Apostle Paul referred to as: "things taught us by human wisdom" (I Corinthians 2:13b). Corinth used to be a citadel of Oriental learning and with its counterpart city of Mars Hill in classical Athens where the Epicureans and Stoic philosophers congregated on top of a hill called Aeropgaus outside the city for high philosophical and spiritual disquisitions all day (Acts 17:19). Apostle Paul had an intellectually violent discourse with these earthly talkers during his missionary journey and his attitude was simple: "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified" (I Corinthians 2:2). I was invited years ago to speak at a Christian gathering composed mostly of white audience in Florida during my doctoral years and I allowed the flesh to get in the way. I used the word: "dialectics" and the lead discussant asked the audience the meaning of that word and none understood it. That was nearly one and half decade ago. I don't do that anymore, because; "…Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength" (I Corinthians 1:22-25). This is the signature mark of the SME-Spiritual Men who are also Spiritual Matured Elders, Hallelujah!
SBC do things through instincts, rather than by inspiration. Every human being has instincts given us at birth, which distinguishes us from animals. Your gut feelings can also get you in trouble. A sister was physically abused for 11 years out of her 18 years marriage to a "pastor" and they went their separate ways while they remain single. The sister called few weeks ago and said I should advice her about returning to the abuse. I asked her why and she said; she knew by instincts that the man was her God-given husband and she must return to him for further physical abuse. I asked, if she wanted me to counsel her on how to protect her face or nose from bleeding when the abuse resumes or how she can hold the man's private part to inflict damage to him. I told her to contact the management of World Wrestling Entertainment-WWE. Hear how Jude described those who do things by instincts: "These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit" (Jude .19). SBC use words that are funny as Christians, compared with SME. A sister was talking to me on the phone and belched these words out: "He's a bad Christian Dr." I told her that is an oxymoron; Christians do not have qualifiers; you are either a Christian or non-Christian and there is nothing like "bad or good Christians." Here is another one among sundry jeremiads from spiritual babes: "I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ 10 years ago and then I backslid but God has been faithful…"a brother began during telephone conversation. What he meant was that he sinned, but his solecism is emblematic of his spiritual state. Truth is; a born-again Christian cannot backslide; but a Christian can backslide. Both born-again Christian and a Christian can sin, but backsliding is different from sin. Spiritual boys do not understand the difference; Spiritual men and elders do.
Spiritual boys are still being controlled by the spirit of the Zebedee Brothers. They want to choose and dictate their spiritual rewards in the Kingdom of God, whereas, they have forgotten that as the Overall Giver of the Talents, the King is the Boss Who rewards. If you have read our magnum opus: "The Kingdom of Satan Exposed," you will remember that pastor in Tampa, Florida we mentioned who was consumed by the Zebedee spirit. It is the hallmark of Spiritual Boys and Children. I received a letter from the Eastern Coast praising what the Holy Spirit is doing in our ministry with a plea to consider pasturing a fledging church and I laughed. I have not been called to be a pastor so I respectfully declined. You may have the largest concentration of worshippers in a church gathering as a pastor, and receive nothing, nada, zilch reward when you get to heaven, if the Holy Spirit hasn't called you to be a pastor. It is not what you do for the Lord on this temporary earth that pleases God; rather; who asked you to do what you are doing? I cannot emphasize this spiritual truth enough in our individual Christian Walk. Brother and Ms. O. had been in the United States since the 1960s. They studied here and got married with grown-up children and grandchildren. Then the wife committed what we might refer to as a "minor slip-up" which should have been ignored, but according to law, she wasn't entitled to that government benefit, because she wasn't a US citizen. For that act of stupid indiscretion, the United States Immigration insisted she and her family must be deported after spending nearly forty years in America; except those kids and grandkids born legally here in the US. Newspapers cried, the Christian community demonstrated, people wept in New York but all to no avail, the law is the law and they were all deported. This was before the Trumpian Era. Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ said: "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. Away from me, you evildoers!'" (Matthew 7:22-23). But why and what is evil about prophesying in Your Name and driving out demons, including performing many miracles? Didn't You say we shall do all these things as Your disciples so is that doublespeak on Jesus part? So, the King replied and answered these questions Himself: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 7:21). Ask yourself; this spiritual work I am doing as a pastor, miracle worker, evangelist etc, am I really called to do it by the Holy Spirit?
Spiritual boys and children are adept at comparisons and lack spiritual insight. Some people will love to come to church service when their "favorite" pastors are schedule to speak and they compare spiritual gifts in human terms. I was in a place where for thirty minutes while spiritual discussions were on and didn't utter a word. The Holy Spirit instructed me not to talk but listen to all the discussions, because "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: …a time to be silent and a time to speak,…" (Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b). When it was over, those who participated wondered why I didn't talk, because according to them, they had been reading me and expected me to live up to what they had read about me in my column. The brethren in Corinth made the same fatal error in spiritual judgment of Apostle Paul when they said; "For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing." (2 Corinthians 10:10). But spiritual powers aren't demonstrated by physical appearance and eloquence. I was on a 23-hour flight across three Continents and as usual, Satan and his demons began to mess with the flight. We were cruising on altitude of 42,000 above sea level and all of a sudden, we began to record 35,000; then 33,000 and the emergency lights came on. Not a word from the pilots but we knew something was wrong. The jumbo aircraft began to shake and it appeared we were going down into the ocean below. The two white ladies sitting near me began to weep. Then I shouted as our Lord Jesus Christ taught us thus: "That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm" (Mark 4:36-39). So, I shouted for everyone to her me and said: "My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; I am here Lord and I command this storm and inclement weather to cease right now in the Mighty Name of Jesus!" About five minutes later, all was calm and the chief steward announced dinner. The crying white ladies beside me smiled and asked; "Are you a pastor? Which church do you minister?" In the words of Apostle Paul: the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is not about your physical stature, how you dressed, your age, the color of your skin or gender, rather; "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power" (I Corinthians 4:20).
Now talking about power, Spiritual boys and children look for miracles and supernatural occurrences, whereas Spiritual Men and Elders demonstrate the Spirit's Power. There is a boy in South Africa who pastors a church and boasts he is spiritually powerful and to demonstrate his so-called powers to his gullible congregation, he began to levitate in the air and wowed his beguiled audience. I laughed. The monks in Tibet and Buddhists in Cambodia have been using such demonic powers for eons. Miracles and supernatural occurrences do not build people's faith and the Israelis-more than 2million of them- witnessed cornucopia of supernatural occurrences in the wilderness and all perished in the jungle except Caleb and Joshua. When I was growing up in a village near my ancestral home of Owo in Western Nigeria in the '60s, I saw firsthand supernatural works and miracles wrought by herbalists, masquerades and Voodoo practitioners all superintendent by demons. Warlocks, Tonge men and women, witches and wizards and other menageries' imps are capable of pulling supernatural streaks that pastor, evangelists and missionaries can perform. They are plenty in the Holy Bible and we chronicled them too in The Kingdom of Satan Exposed. Spiritual powers are not synonymous with miracles and spiritual wonders; but Spiritual Boys and Children-SBC- equate them as one while Spiritual Men and Elders-SME- get it!
Spiritual boys and children look for spiritual exclusives and think they have reached the apogee of spiritual power and enlightenment. They think they're equipped with the very oracles of God and have direct telephone lines to His Majesty on High. Even so-called spiritual juggernauts can fall into this spiritual error once in a while like Elijah who made such atrocious audacity: "Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me"? (I Kings 18:22, Romans 11:3). Hey Mr. Spiritual Giant, Stop priding yourself as a spiritual goliath who has exclusive and unique "direct telephone hot line" -as my wife, Dr Margie once said-to heaven; the direct Throne of the King. No matter the strength of your congregation or the title you assign yourself, we are all children of the Great King and with Him, there is no favoritism although He gives His Anointing in varying degrees, period!
Spiritual boys are all-weather jack of all trades and manifest rolling stones that gather nil moss. They want to do it all in the house of God, so that they can be praised and commended. It is all eye service, self chest-thumping and sole accolades. Spiritual boys think the Holy Spirit must renew their minds for them. They have forgotten that He doesn't do that, for the Sovereign Lord of the heavens will never do for us what He has already commanded us to do by ourselves. In any church gathering or so-called places of worship where spiritual boys are gathered, two-third of the events center on church activities; announcements, dancing and singing, celebrations while 5 percent is committed to reading and studying the words of God.
Spiritual boys still aren't convinced and intuitively inspired and taught that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord God Almighty Himself. Spiritual boys are led instead of leading those the Lord God Almighty has given to them to provide leadership. They buckle under pressure and crave the accolades of supporters and the people like Eli-a 96-year old lousy father and irresponsible priest and King Saul. Spiritual men and elders are ramrod leaders who beckon to their understudies to ape and adopt their lifestyles. Examples are our Lord Jesus Christ, Apostle Paul and great men and women of God in the past and our contemporary world. Spiritual Boys do not know how to provide spiritual leadership for the home. Spiritual Boys do not know the reason why they are married, except the physical attraction of their wives, while those that are single have no clues on the differences between wives and women. Spiritual Boys genuflect, pass the buck and blame their spouses for many of their problems, instead of owning up and protect, provide and secure the leadership needed for their spouses and family. Spiritual Boys find it difficult to forgive. They dredge old wounds and won't let go. Because they nick pick a lot, they lead shambolic relationships, although they may be old physically but they are emotional babes and spiritual boys not ready for spiritual prime time equipped for solid spiritual food. They're perennial consumers of spiritual milk, even though they have been in Christianity from birth. So ask yourself: Am I Spiritual Boy and Child-SBC-or Spiritual Man and an Elder-SME?
LETTERS FROM READERS THIS WEEK
Calvary greeting sir, I believe that the road to discovering spiritual DNA for anyone is to first know Christ, accept him as your personal Lord and savior then move on to the call of perfection that comes through sanctification and Holy Spirit filled. Sir it's my utmost desire to know what God wants me to do for him here on earth but I am perplexed, I have prayed and still praying to hear God's voice yet I've not heard it, no,not in my whole existence yet on earth. Please sir advice me on next step to take. Your advice will be highly appreciated, Thanks---From Brother Okafor E. Nigeria.
RE-PROPHECY ON OSUN 2018 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION AND REACTIONS
On Tuesday July 24, 2018 I revealed through the Power of the Holy Spirit that the 2018 Governorship Election in Osun would be inconclusive. Here were our exact words: "…Now we want to tell the world what is about to happen in 90 days' time in the Great State of Osun. The outcome of the Saturday September 22, 2018 Governorship Election will be inconclusive, if the ruling APC doesn't make some strategic moves to keep the state in its columns…" Here is the link to the prophecy. Read it here: https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/072418.html
Yes I am a living witness to your prophecy on Osun Election and as you said so it happened. Man of God, He is a great God----From Brother Steve Oloko, Crimona, Italy.
The accuracy and precision of this prophecy is very uncanny. One would think by now our politicians would learn that ignoring divine instructions are at their own perils. Also, the naysayers would keep mute and silent now waiting for a prophecy that was not fulfilled as predicted in the natural realm so they can start gloating and lecturing the man of God on what to say and not to say. That this is the work of the Lord God Almighty through His anointed servant is evident. More grace to you sir in Jesus Name, Amen.----From Brother Dayo Odeseye, Laos, Nigeria.
I think you already told them that winning is not guaranteed. Although I don't know much about politics in Nigeria, as it is, it seems anyone of the two parties (APC and PDP) that is able to win the support of Omisore of SDP will win. The good news for APC is that they did well in most of the areas that the reelection will hold: Orolu Local Government (Orolu LG: APC: 5442, PDP: 7776, SDP: 2043); Ife South Local Government (Ife South LG APC: 7223, PDP: 4872, SDP: 6151) Ife North Local Government (Ife North APC: 6527, PDP: 5486, SDP: 5158) and Osogbo Local Government areas (Osogbo LG APC 23379; PDP: 14499, SDP: 10188). From these, it seems PDP will do better in the two Orolu Local Government areas, while APC will do better in Ife South, Ife North, and Osogbo Local Government areas. Based on this, it seems APC has a better chance of winning but if SDP decides to support PDP, it will be impossible for APC to win. So, it would be advisable for APC to woo SDP or pray that SDP did not support PDP.
I tried to do some statistical analysis to see what the outcome might be if no reelection was scheduled. At present, the total votes of the three major parties for the four local government areas are as follows: APC: 42571; PDP: 32633; SDP: 23540. The percentage distribution of each party is as follows: APC = 43%; PDP = 33%; and SDP = 24%. The total vote voided is 3,498. If those votes were not voided, one would assume that the parties would have won the votes as follows: (APC = 3498 x 43% = 1507), (PDP = 3498 x 33% = 1155), and (SDP = 3498 x 24% = 833). PDP currently leads APC by 353 votes. If the 353 votes are added to the apportioned number of voided votes for PDP, the total score of PDP would be 1508 votes (353 + 1155) while the total score of APC would still be 1507, which means PDP would have won by 1. In fact, judging from these permutations and statistical analysis, the winner of the rerun would most likely be in the digit of 100-200; it would be a razor thin victory, provided the SDP did not endorse either APC or PDP. But whoever the SDP endorses will most likely win the reelection. So, the SDP holds the key to the winner of the election.---From Prof Sunday Fakumoju, Maryland, USA.
Good Afternoon Dr. May the Good Lord continue to use you for his great works. Very accurate prophecy indeed. Thanks for sharing the write-up to refresh our memory. I was about to write you and ask how you felt about the inconclusive result and the rerun in a few days. My regards to your family and have a blessed week ahead. Respectfully Yours ---From Brother Ayodeji Okuwa, Washington DC, USA.
My father in Lord, I know you are a prophet of God---From Orisakiya Raphael Abiodun, Ikare, Akoko Ondo State Western Nigeria.
This is to affirm the importance of carrying out instructions as the Holy Spirit directs. Quite strange to me as of yesterday but your mail just clarified to me and to anyone who cares to know. I know people will still talk rubbish but you have done your part as the Holy Spirit directs. Please Dr, I am hoping to hear from you. Please schedule time and go through my mail. Hoping to hear from you soon. Thanks and remain blessed--Peter Bookish
Dear Dr Fayemiwo, God Bless you. Please keep on doing the work of the Lord. We all appreciate everything you do. God will continue to bless you, your family and all your staff. Please remain blessed. Yours in the Lord.--- John.D. Taiwo Atlanta GA.
The Almighty God has indeed prepared you for His work Dr Fayemiwo. Come to think about it, the Lord's calling on your life, when, how and where are akin to the way He called and endued the old prophets of the Holy Bible with visions, prophecies and teaching. You are really fulfilling God's full purpose for your life not only in Nigeria but around the world and His manifestation in your ministry is not in doubt. I am happy for your life and man of God, you are a blessing to our generation.--- From your elder Brother Abraham Yahaya Shehu, Lagos Nigeria.
Dear Dr Fayemiwo, I must commend the Holy Spirit of the Lord God Almighty in you for His Greatness. I have been following all that you wrote and prophesied about Osun and all were fulfilled according to your prophetic utterance. The Lord is proving His words through and from you. Regards sir----From Oderhohwo Irikefe, Nigeria.
Dear Dr Fayemiwo, the Lord God Almighty will continue to use you for His Glory We pray the Lord God Almighty will help Nigeria in her current tribulation in Jesus Name, Amen. ---AVM(Retired)Monday Morgan, Abuja, FCT Nigeria.
EXCLUSIVE: 7 GREAT EVENTS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN NIGERIA BETWEEN NOW AND APRIL 2019 BEFORE SWEARING-IN-CEREMONY
Beginning next month after the celebration of the 58th independence anniversary of the formal founding of Nigeria, certain things will begin to happen in all spheres of Nigeria's existence. Of course, events and occurrences are parts of daily affairs, but these occurrences we're referring to have never happened before. They're phenomena that will alter the ramifications of life in the nation and cut across, politics, economic, culture, education, business etc. They are phenomena; things that etch out in people's consciousness and haven't happened before. Some are bad, but mostly they're a not salutary developments. Most Nigerians will be shocked and flabbergasted by these phenomena, but as assured by the True Lord God Almighty, only those who know the God they serve will weather the in-coming storm. Genuine men and women of God should not cease praying for the nation. Here is a clue: The Jehovah Lord God Almighty will pass through the Federal Republic of Nigeria beginning from next month October 2018 till the seventh month-April 2019 so that Nigerians will know He is God Almighty as He told Moses in Exodus 12:23: "For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you." I will be pointing out each month as the phenomena occur in Nigeria.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI VERSUS ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI 2019!
A self-redemption is on the way for taking the PDP from life support and coma on its way to political morgue when its NEC recently bar any presidential aspirant on corruption allegation from being considered its flag bearer for 2019. So let's remove the non-starters from the presidential hordes that will gather at the Garden City this Saturday; first, former VP Atiku Abubakar will never govern Nigeria as president. In addition to his corruption allegation and probe here in the United States, he can never become president. Mr David Bonaventure Alechenu Mark should be happy he is still alive and he should deal with the spiritual bounty hanging on his shorty baldpate before pushing his luck too far. He is going nowhere! I do not have the time to walk through the rest contenders. The only person that has the spiritual fortune of squaring with incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential contest in 2019 is Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, current President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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