IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST GOD ALMIGHTY OR SON OF GOD? THE MARRIAGE ANGLE TO THE TRINITY
n the heavens, there are three heavenly dimensions; the first, second and third heavens (2 Corinthians 12:2: "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows"). The Third heaven is where the Seat or Tabernacle of the True Lord God Almighty is located: Revelation 4:1-5: "After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God." The 24 elders are not the 12 children of the sons of Jacob and they the 12 disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. These 24 elders have been with the True Lord God Almighty for eons and we do not know who they are. Their number of 12 by 12 underscores the power of 12 which we used in our forthcoming book:
"How To Get Your God-Given Husband The Bible Way in 12 Months."
In this Third heaven are the Guardian Angels of Gabriel, Michael and Lucifer. The latter lost his position when he rebelled and became Satan (Isaiah 14:12-20). When Lucifer was created, he was made as one of the three guardian angels or cherubim (Ezekiel 28: 11-19). The Sovereign Lord God Almighty didn't create Satan as He told me; He is a perfect God who created a perfect cherub known as Lucifer, but who made himself Satan or the one who opposes. Lucifer stayed mostly in the Second heaven with his angels of worship until he sinned by rebelling against His Maker (Isaiah 14:13-15: "You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High." But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit." While Angel Gabriel is more like the Chief of Staff at God's Tabernacle, Michael is in charge of the Army of God stationed at the Northern Side of the Third heavens (Daniel 12). Lucifer and the angels under him constituted a third of the worshipping angels stationed in the Second heaven. They came routinely to the Third heaven to worship and pay obeisance to the King of kings and Lord of lords until the day iniquity was found in Lucifer who henceforth became known as Satan as the Sovereign Lord God Almighty declared in Ezekiel 28:14-15: "You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you."
When Satan and the angels under him sinned, they were banished from the Third and Second heavens. They remained in the First heaven throughout the Old Testament since the Lord God Almighty came down to create the earth. The Lord God Almighty created a barrier between the First heaven and the earth and five other dimensions which were created namely; the amphibian world (Genesis 1: 20); the terrestrial world (Genesis 1: 24-25), the arboreal world (Genesis 1: 20-21); the human world (Genesis 1:28) and finally, the nether world (Genesis 1:3-5). The nether world was the first to be created as the future and permanent home of Satan and his rebellion angels confined to the First heaven. These rebellious spirits/angels are those referred to as principalities, demons and powers in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12: " For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Why were they in the heavenly realms? To oppose every plan of the Lord God Almighty on earth after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. That was the reason one of the principalities' opposed an angel sent to bring an answer to Daniel's prayer (Daniel 10-13; "Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia." Satan and his fallen angels were not dislodged from that First heaven until our Lord Jesus Christ came to the earth as a human being, even though He is God in the flesh to pay the supreme sacrifice for the sin and disobedience of Adam and Eve on Calvary. Satan and his demons did not take it lightly and they fought not to be removed from that First heaven (Revelation 12: 7-10: "Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down-that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:"Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down."
It was because Satan was in the First heaven that made him had access to the Garden of Eden to tempt Adam and Eve. The Almighty God allowed it because He is a fair and just God, even to Satan and his demons. It was because Adam and Eve fell for Satan's trick and temptation that made Satan to become (2 Corinthians 4:4: "The god of this age (that) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."). Adam and Eve disobeyed the Lord God Almighty and obeyed Satan; thus, the power and authority that God Almighty gave to our First Parents passed unto the hands of Satan; either by default or trickery. No wonder Satan said gleefully to our Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 4:5-7: "The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.") Please pay particular attention to the expression in Verse 6: "…it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to." Satan is saying he owns the current worldly system by the virtue of his ability to deceive Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to obey him and disobey the Lord God Almighty. No wonder, Apostle John warned us thus: "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not from the Father but from the world" (I John 2:15-16). No wonder, our Lord Jesus Christ disclosed in John 18:36 while confronting Pilate: "Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place." Whether you acknowledge it or not, the fact of the matter is that the current worldly system is organized and run by Satan and his demons. That is what the Bible refers to us genuinely-redeemed born-again Christians as "strangers in the world." ( I Peter 2:11: "Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul."
If Lucifer sinned alongside his co-angels and were banished to the First heaven, and the first realm outside of the Three Heavens was created as their permanent abode, why did the Lord God Almighty create a space in between the three heavenly realms and the Nether Gloom? Here was how the human race came into the picture; you and me and the rest of humanity. We came here to shame Satan and his rebellious angels who were consumed by the acquisition of power to stage a rebellion against their Maker. Here was the reason you and I were created by our Maker: "What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:5-9). Why did Lucifer rebel against the Lord? Read Isaiah 14:12-20 again. Why did the angels under Lucifer join with him in his rebellion? We provided a veil answer in my co-authored book; "The Kingdom of Satan Exposed" Why did the Lord God Almighty create Satan and the rebellious angels when He is an omnipotent and omniscient God and should know they would rebel against Him? Well, I once asked the Lord God Almighty the same questions. Here was His answer; "I didn't create Satan, I created Lucifer, a good and perfect angelic being (Ezekiel 28: 11-15) and he made himself Satan. I didn't create demons and the fallen angels, I created perfect and good angelic beings, but they made and turned themselves into rebels and so I have created hell fire for them to live permanently." So I asked the Lord God Almighty again; " Since You are all powerful and can do all and anything; Why don't You stop them from sinning and rebelling against You, O Lord?" He replied me back; " I am the Sovereign Lord Who will not compel or force any of my created beings to worship and obey Me. Those who listen, obey and fear Me will enjoy my blessings and those who disobey and sin against Me will taste my wrath and eternal punishment." So I was embolden further to ask the Lord God Almighty: "You are a forgiving and merciful Lord God, why don't You forgive Satan and his rebellious angels of their rebellion so everything can be good again as it was in the beginning and cancel hell forever?" The Lord God Almighty replied: "Satan and his rebellious angels haven't asked for mercy and forgiveness." So I continued my conversation with the Lord God Almighty thus: " Why did You allow Satan to tempt Adam and Eve when You knew all things? Didn't You Know Adam and Eve would fall for Satan's temptation?" The Lord God Almighty replied: "Haven't I told you son; that I am a Sovereign Lord God Almighty Who would never force My created beings to obey or disobey Me? Didn't I warn Adam and Eve? How could I have warned them earlier on only to turn around and make up their minds for them? Would I not be violating the free will I have given them? I knew all things; that Adam and Eve would either obey or disobey Me. But I left the choice to them, because I am a God of Love, and love cannot compel." "But after Adam and Eve fell, You drove them away from the Garden of Eden, Why? I asked the Lord. The Lord God Almighty replied: "So they would not eat the other fruit that would make them live forever in their fallen state; "And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken" (Genesis 3:22-23).
In my discourse with the Lord God Almighty, I asked that after He drove Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, why did He turn around to rescue the human race, because that would be violating His Character which says; He does not change. He answered according to His Words in Genesis 4:26b: "At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD."
THE DIVINE PLAN OF SALVATION AND REDEMPTION: Unlike Satan and his fallen spirits who were not deceived to rebel against God Almighty, Adam and Eve were deceived to disobey God. As original sinners, God's plan of salvation and redemption had been foreclosed for Satan and his demons. But for Adam and Eve, the Lord God Almighty had to come Himself to save and redeem fallen human beings. However, He would not force anyone to accept this plan of salvation and redemption. If you do not like the way Satan and his demons are making a mess of your life and you're tired of lack of joy, real joy and rest, this salvation and redemption plan are for you. Since He is a Sovereign Lord God Almighty of Love; He would not force Himself on anyone Who does not love Him back. The sin that Adam and Eve committed in the Garden of Eden had been atoned for by God Almighty Himself when He came from the Third Heavenly dimension to the human dimension to be one of us to save us all. So I asked the Lord just as anyone will ask Him: " Why should I be made to suffer what Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden when I wasn't even alive? So the Lord God Almighty answered on our behalf; " That was why I came as the Lord Jesus Christ to pay the price for Adam and Eve disobedience so you and I will not have to pay the price." All He-God- wants us to do is accept this fact and it will become a reality. That was the first spiritual marriage the Lord God Almighty contracted on behalf of the human race. Only those who put faith in this work of salvation and redemption are invited into the marriage supper of the Lord as His Words declared :"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure"-for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said[a] to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are the true words of God." (Revelation 19:6b-9).
This spiritual marriage has causality with the marriage contracted on the human earthly realm. As we have God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, so He has modeled earthly marriage between husband and wife with the Holy Spirit as the Third in the earthly union. As someone who has been married to the same woman for over ten years and has NEVER had sexual intercourse with any other woman, I have to realize the spiritual meaning and parallel between this Union of the Trinity and the earthly union in the human marriage. I never knew about this power of conjugal amity and marital fidelity vis-à-vis our individual communion with the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit until the Holy Spirit taught me. Each time I am asked the "secret" of one's spiritual power and success, I do not hesitate to reply quickly; acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as one's personal Savior and Lord as the repository of the Holy Spirit and spiritual purity through marital fidelity. Any person who says the Holy Spirit speaks to him/her and engages in extra-marital affairs is lying to his/her teeth. Hear what Apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 6:18-20: "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." This is why you have to get it straight once and for all before you settle down with any man or woman as your husband or wife respectively. Folks, I tell you that all that you want to do for His Utmost and Highest come down to this marital issue. Whatever spiritual activity you desire to engage in, your thirst for spiritual growth and maturity, indeed all that you want to accomplish for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ boils down to this marital foundation. I am writing from the heart and from personal experience. You must have been divorced before and made mistakes in this area of your life, but you can't afford not to get it together once and for all. First mistake is pardonable, but repeated mistake on the same matter of marriage is unforgivable. You must get this marriage issue right and right now for on it and on it first and foremost all your other spiritual progress revolves.
FROM MY MAIL BAG THIS WEEK
Hello sir I live in Philadelphia and I have been reading your column articles in the Nigeria World for a while now. May God continue to increase you in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. I wish to get one of your books titled: " The Kingdom of Satan Exposed (hard copy). Please kindly tell me how I can buy it. Also I will like to receive spiritual counsel from you sir and I will appreciate it if I can get a phone number with which I can call you. Remain blessed sir in Jesus Mighty Name----Ms Maryanne, Philadelphia, PA USA
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