lory be to the True Lord God Almighty, David is now indwelled, imbued and sanctified also known as being set apart by and with the Holy Spirit and thus now truly and a genuine and real "born again" Christian. Now, if the ultimate goal of becoming a born again Christian is to make heaven, why can't David and all born again Christians, including this columnist go to heaven directly and right now? Why are David, all born-again Christians, including this writer left on earth by our Lord Jesus Christ to do what? Your Christian Journey in life has just started immediately you gave your life to the Owner of your life in the first place; the Lord Jesus Christ and are imbued with His Spirit Who is also known as the Holy Spirit. Take for instance, if a person is supposed to live on the earth for about 80 years for instance and the person became a born-again Christian at the age of say 60, the Lord God Almighty has only 20 years to use for His Will on such a soul. The former 60 years of the person's life will never count in the things of eternity. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself gave the reason in John 17:15-18 why you and I, including David in our example in our series in this column so far, are left in the world after becoming born again children of the Living God. In the greatest prayer in the entire Bible, my Lord Jesus Christ said the following prayers: "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world."
Do you read the last verse 18 where my Lord and Savior said He is sending you and me including David to the world? Which world was Jesus Christ talking about? Jesus didn't send any born-again Christian to the earth but to the world and that world is the way things are done in the current system that is being run by Satan. Yes, Satan is the God of this current world but not the god of this earth. So how should you and I, including all genuine born again Christians do what our Lord Jesus Christ say we should do? Again, He answered the question Himself earlier on in John 15:16 before He prayed the prayer above thus: "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you."
So how should you and I and all born-again Christians remain in the world and bear much fruit for the Lord Jesus Christ while operating in a world controlled by Satan and his demons? After all, didn't Jesus Christ say His kingdom is not of this world but it is Satan now the god of this age? This is where it is tricky again for genuine and innocent born again Christians who have zeal and desire to operate in Jesus Christ Kingdom in a world controlled, albeit temporarily by Satan? Many born-again Christians peremptorily rush into this spiritual combat thinking they can use their zeal and desire only to advance Jesus Christ's Agendas in a sin-soaked and demon-infested world. As Solomon warned in Proverbs 19:2,"Zeal without knowledge is not good." And as Apostle Paul similarly cautioned in Romans 10:2: "I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge."
I have stated in this column severally that, it is not what we do for the Lord that pleases the True Lord God Almighty, but who told you to do what you are doing? No matter the benevolence, altruistic motive, genuine intentions, beneficial advantage, well-intentioned and abundance of zeal of any spiritual works or activity, if it originates from man, it will never please the Lord and therefore a waste of your time. I remembered when I was in Tampa, Florida about fifteen years ago, a small household meeting started in my living room. As we began to expand, we felt it was right to establish a church and so those of us that began the house fellowship mulled the idea of a pastor for the inchoative church. All of a sudden, one of the brothers, a foundation member stood up and said he must be the pastor. I asked him, if he had prayed to the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus Christ had revealed it to him he should be a pastor. He said no. I looked him straight in the eye and told him he should wait until we hear from the Lord Jesus Christ. I will never forget the statement the brother made: " I am going to be the pastor, because I had promised Daddy G.O. Adeboye that I'd establish a church once I got to the United States." Here was a church that began in my living room and I had made it known ab initio that the Lord Jesus Christ didn't call me to be a pastor, even today when I am invited to come and pastor any church, I tell those people that I haven't been called to be a pastor. Anyway, to cut the long story short, the ulterior motive of our man later came out in the open, but before that happened, the Holy Spirit had shown me and He instructed me not to fellowship in the inchoative church. When I told the foundation members, they were shocked. They came to my house and pleaded that I should return to the assembly, but I told them pointblank the Hoy Spirit had told me not to fellowship in that assembly. Some thought it was spiritual arrogance and the brother in question used al kinds of schemes against my returning to the assembly. He was threatened by my anointing and I laughed. Few years later, his real intentions surfaced as several thousands of Dollars were misappropriated and other unsavory things he did. Some of the brothers later came to me and said, "Yes, Brother Moshood saw this few years ago." You can read more of the story in my co-authored book: "The kingdom of Satan Exposed."
I have been to some churches that are filled to the brim and the Holy Spirit told me they are doing their thing, for He never told the pastor there to set up a church. There will be many surprises on that Day when the thoughts and motives of every human soul will be laid bare before His Majesty. Everywhere I go, especially in my native Nigeria, churches are everywhere: charlatans, homosexuals, pedophiles, rapists, fraudsters, 419-ners, thieves, armed robbers, kidnappers, drug barons, cheats, scammers, religious racketeers, and all manners of shady characters are pastors in churches. It's amazing! Half of these guys that parade themselves as pastors and general overseers, including other man's devised titles weren't call by the True Lord God Almighty to what they are doing. They will answer unto Him on the Day of Judgment.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PURPOSE IN LIFE?
Your purpose in life is also called the revealed will of the Lord Jesus Christ for your life. The general wills of God are different from the revealed will of God which Apostle Paul described thus in Romans 12:2: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." In other words, you cannot rely on your university education, chains of college degrees and all the "rubbish" they teach in secular education to know the good, right, acceptable, pleasing and perfect will of God for your life. I am not discounting the utility of good, well-rounded and quality college and university education, because I have so many of these university degrees myself, but in doing the work of the Lord and His perfect will for your life, such secular accomplishments are of zero-utility. Apostle Paul, himself one of the greatest philosophers that ever lived, warned against what he described thus in Colossians 2: 8: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." This is the ailment afflicting virtually the so-called learned and intellectual minds of our age. I have seen professors and so-called academicians that are spiritually blind and obtuse, in spite of their so-called human knowledge. So what do you need to do as a re-born soul in your quest to discover the purpose f your existence in this world?
You must undergo what I call mental detoxification first through the Word of God, which is the Holy Bible in order to discover the good, pleasing and perfect will of God. Second, the purpose of God for your life has to be discovered by you through the Holy Spirit. You do not choose your purpose or God's will for your life, but you discover it. Here was how Paul and Barnabas discovered the will of God for their lives in Acts 13:2: "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." Do you read that again? That Apostle Paul was an apostle to the Gentiles was not his own making; he was called by the Holy Spirit. You who are a pastor, general overseer, and other fanciful titles being paraded nowadays, were you really and genuinely called by the Holy Spirit?
Here are ten major keys to look for when you want to discover through the Holy Spirit your purpose in life and the good, pleasing and perfect will of the True Lord God Almighty for you as a born-again Christian
First, what deprivation did you suffer most in your life while growing up? Satan doesn't attack just any area in a person's life but that aspect that will glorify the Almighty God. I was in Canada to pray for a family and the Holy Spirit told me the young man who is sick and bed-ridden is being attacked by Satan in his health, because when he grows up, he will be a faith healer. A young man is always having constant run-ins with law enforcement agents landing him behind bars for inexplicable reasons. When he came for counseling, I told him to set up prison ministry.
Second, what burdens do you constantly bear in any area of your life? The Holy Spirit puts a burden in our lives so we can be challenged by Him to carry out spiritual assignment, whereas, Satan represses the soul and instill fear into the human spirit. That is how to know when the Holy Spirit is calling us to our assignment and when Satan is opposing Him.
Third, your assignment is already decided ever before you got to this place so when you are searching for it, you are already suited for it. Consequently, you are excited and thus a round square in a round hole. The Lord God Almighty never makes a mistake, thus, you are wonderfully and fearfully made in the image and likeness of our Father, the Lord God Almighty through His only-begotten Son, my Lord and Master Jesus Christ. I am a masterpiece, you re a masterpiece too. The Lord didn't make a mistake in placing you in this world. He had a purpose in mind. As the True Lord God Almighty Himself disclosed in Jeremiah 29: 1 "I know the plans I have for you." Yes, He has plans for you and me. Find out and fulfill it.
Fourth, your assignment is always territorial and geographical. Any born again Christian who says he/she is sent to the whole world should go back to the drawing board and pray again. Peter was an apostle to the Jews, Paul was sent to the Gentiles. You must be able to pinpoint without hesitation who and those you were sent to and where to operate.
Fifth, the evidence that you are on your assignment and are carrying out the will, good and purpose of the Lord for your life is the provision that He provides while carrying out your assignment. Money has always been the reward for obedience and money is waiting for you at the place of your purpose in life. A sister complained endlessly that her pastor husband can barely sustain himself, the family and pay the bills and I told her to tell the husband to cross heck again, if he was really and genuinely called to be a pastor by the Lord Jesus Christ, Another sister also called me for counseling that her pastor husband is so rich within a short period of time he began his church now he doesn't stay at home anymore and has slept with virtually all the single women in the church. I told her, the husband wasn't called to be a pastor in the first place and he and many of those types described by Apostle Paul this way in Philippians 3:18-20: "For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,"
Sixth, in most cases, your purpose in life and the good, pleasing and perfect will of God for you as a genuine born-again Christian requires a partner. The Almighty aged hardly sends one on any assignment singly. Moses needed an Aaron, later Joshua; Elijah disciple Elisha, Paul disciple Timothy, Paul and Barnabas were called together by the Holy Spirit, our Lord Jesus Christ sent His disciples out two by two and Adam couldn't exist alone without Eve. Over and over again, the Lord God Almighty has set up His system in such a way that we do not rely on our individual strength but as Apostle Paul aptly pointed out in Galatians 6:2: " We should carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Your most trusted spiritual partner is your spouse. That is why it's extremely important you need the Holy Spirit to direct you when you are considering choosing a wife or husband. When the Lord God Almighty wants to protect his own, He will remove certain people from your life, including spouses you are unequally yoked with that Satan continuously uses to impede the Glory of the Almighty God in your life. Similarly, when the Almighty God wants to take you to the next level in revealing his good, pleasing and perfect will for your life, he will bring in new people into your life, including a God/fearing, genuinely born-again man or woman. The changes are always noticeable, even those who knew you before will be appalled at what the Lord God Almighty is doing in your life.
Seventh, your assignment always is always conveyed in a concise and straightforward way and manner by the Holy Spirit. There is no ambiguity in the things of the Lord God Almighty. He doesn't send out mixed and confusing signals. As Apostle Paul reminded the Corinthian Christians in 1 Corinthians 14:33: "For God is not the author of confusion." A Christian brother called me and as we started discussing about the purpose of God for his life, he made a un- cheeky remark: "I think God is calling me to be a pastor." I corrected him, if he thought or sure he was being called to pastor a church.
Eight, when you discover your assignment and purpose in life, your life is focused. Your life direction becomes meaningful; you are not tossed up and down, but you know the essence of life. You know where you are from, why you are here and where you are going. Hallelujah!
Ninth, when you don't know your calling and the will of the True Lord God Almighty, your Christian life is miserable. The Holy Spirit doesn't waste His time on disobedient children and He requires 100 percent commitment and devotion and not 99.9percent. If you are doing what the Holy Spirit hasn't revealed to you, you are disobeying Him, hence you will not have the peace of the Lord God Almighty. You may be rich and successful by worldly standards but the peace that passes all understanding will elude you. If you are a self-made pastor, you will be happy but hardly will you have the Joy of the Lord. The happiness of the life gives you momentary titillation and is dictated by circumstances; but only in His Presence does genuine and everlasting Joy found. That joy was what our Lord Jesus Christ referred to in John 7: 38: "… as rivers of living water springing or welling up to eternal life."
Tenth and finally, the Lord God Almighty through the Holy Spirit will reveal His will to you directly without mincing words. He did this the in lives of Samson, Saul or later become Apostle Paul, Simon Peter, Jeremiah, Amos, Isaiah etc. he revealed his will directly to me too. Hallelujah! The revelation can be through dreams, trances, and vision, both open and close visions or via inspiration. How do you know it is Him talking to you and conveying His purpose? The provision of the resources for you to carry out that assignment is the proof of his revelation, period! You will know yourself that it is humanly impossible to carry out such tasks, assignments or purpose in your life, because as He Himself disclosed in Zechariah 4: 6; "It is not by power or by might but by My Spirit-referring to the Holy Spirit-says the Lord."
There are still many more signs but these ten are the basic minimum. Just examine your Christian life and ask: can I apply these ten checklists into my life and ministry?
LETTERS AND READERS' REACTIONS
It gladdens my heart to see that a prophet's word does not fall to the ground. Your recent prophecies regarding Rivers and Akwa Ibom States are note worthy. However as an indigene of Ekiti ,I remember the prophecy you made about Fayose is yet to come to pass. Are we approaching the season? Blessings---Femi
Has he-Fayose- spent a year as governor? Is he not supposed to be there for four years? Go back to our prophecy once again and re-read it. Thanks for your letter and remain blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen
Again I want to thank the Almighty God for the way He has inspired you with this aspect of salvation. To me, it is a wake-up call. But I have some clarifications to make from the seven characteristics of a born- again Christian that you listed last week. Does it mean a born- again Christian need to have all the seven characteristics manifesting? If it is so, then I am still missing in praying in tongue. Also as regards the discovery of one's purpose in life, even though I have discovered my purpose in life, but I am still struggling about how to actualize that purpose. I am seriously praying to God to grant me the will and grace to fulfill that purpose. Please I will need your help and guidance on this sir. Thank you and have great week's ahead sir. Yours in the vineyard of God, ---Mr. Olusegun Sunday Osho, California
Go back to Him again and seek His face afresh. He will convey His purpose without mincing words. He is a loving and caring Father Who leads His own clearly and straight. He has been talking to you and once you hear Him, ask for all heavenly resources which by the way are inexhaustible, for you to carry out that purpose. It is as simple as that. It shall be well in His Holy Name, Amen.
Dear watchman of God, I thank the Almighty Lord God for what he has been doing through you, I bless his holy Name. My name is…(name not disclosed ). I do read your writings in Nigeriaworld.com when ever I have the opportunity, I just finished reading your article entitled "God still talk to his watchmen and watchwomen 'and was seriously moved to seek for your prayers because of the state of things in my family now. We need God's perfect touch, and I believe He can talk to us through you His genuine servant .Please put us in your prayers and do not hesitate to reach us through this email address. God bless you the more. Kingsley Owerri Imo State.---K. U.C, Owerri, Imo State, eastern Nigeria.
My dear Sir, I have been following up on your messages for Nigeria. I am particularly delighted with your accurate prophecies in respect of the last Presidential and Governorship elections. May the anointing of the Lord continue to increase in your life and your Ministry, Amen; may the good Lord grant our new leaders divine wisdom and direction to do the will of the Lord for the down trodden people of this nation, Amen. I request you pray for me too to enable me achieve my purpose in life. The days look a bit uncertain but I am sure that it is well with me because God is good. Have a wonderful day, Sir. Best regards, ----Mr. Victor Odutola Mayomi, Nigeria.
Amen. Thanks for your letter. It's well in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Dear Dr Fayemiwo, I want to thank God for giving you to us. I have been reading your write ups from that man called Joshua that was when I discovered you. Please Dr I want you to pray with me over diabetes that have been troubling my health. I believe God can heal me. Please help me in prayers. I know you are a true man of God. Sir I do not want my name to be published please. My name is … I live in Ireland. Thanks. ----Mr. B.A. Ireland.
Call me. Thanks.
Dear man of God, greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am a business man living in Lilongwe Zambia. I grew up in Lusaka though and I am currently an investor and general supplier in a communication business. I am currently having difficulties to walk and my business has halted; no business for the past four months. I will need your prayers sir. Yours in Christ --- John Banda Managing Director, Ariel Investment & General Supplies, Lilongwe, Republic of Zambia.
Mr. Banda, call and let's chat. The Lord God will animate your foundering business and you will sing anew song in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
ON KOGI AND BAYELSA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS
The Gubernatorial Elections in both Kogi and Bayelsa States are few weeks away this month and many interested stake-holders have been calling asking and wanting to know the latest. Nothing has and will change from our earlier predictions and prophecies. Hear what the King of Glory and the Lord of lords says in Hebrews 13: 8: "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever." Mr. Abubakar Audu of the APC will not and win never govern Kogi State as the Living God lives. Hear what the Sovereign Lord God Almighty says to you Mr. Audu: "Dishonest money dwindles away…" (Proverbs 13: 11), and as Jeremiah 17: 11 says: "Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them, and in the end they will prove to be fools." Even if there are irregularities in the forthcoming Kogi State Gubernatorial Elections and you "win" it will be a pyrrhic victory.
As for Bayelsa, we have a message for you Mr. Timipre Sylva and it is found in Mark 3: 25; "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Governor Seriaka Dickson will serve his second and final term in office without qualms as we wrote here few months ago.
PROGRAM NOTE: I am seeking the face of the True Lord God Almighty on who will become the next President of the United States among more than a dozen presidential candidates canvassing for votes to succeed President Barack Obama. In January 2016, we shall unveil Who the Holy Spirit will reveal as the 45th President of the United States of America. This will be a major part of our usual annual prophecies ad predictions for the Year 2016. Watch out in this column.