February 2018

 

By: Oscar Nze


The Church Is The Body Of Christ Not Denominations – When I finally quit the denomination (divisions, alternative kingdoms to God’s) in which i was also a pastor, initially, there were suspicions about whether i was going to start “my church” This is because pastors quit denominations for different reasons and they end up NATURALLY starting their own club. Some quit because they were hurt or suppressed or jealousy etc. Out of this hurt they start their own club and try to prove that they are also anointed.

I quit the denominations because my eyes were opened to CHRIST IN ME,  the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the reality of His Body that transcends artificial walls and that cannot be experienced in those walls.  I quit because denominations are opposite kingdom to God’s and a false husband that loves to fornicate with Christ’s bride. I don’t have to start anything because the Church of God is already built.

After quitting i received offers from different quarters either to join another denomination who needed my service or offers from well-meaning people who wanted to support me get a place and to start “my own.” I rejected all these offers because i was no more ignorant about Christ, Church and ministry. Everything has been redefined by God for me.

The Church Is The Body Of Christ Not Denominations

The blessings – when i left i began to experience true service to the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ is ALL AROUND us to be served. I had no pressure, no budget to meet, no name to protect, no brand to build, no building or Secretariat to finance, no fund to raise. I was no more pastor but brother. I was a free man.  I saw new possibilities and unlimited level of service (ministry) to the Body of Christ. I started doing things I couldn’t do before. My Ministry was EVERYWHERE. I would be invited over in the houses of brothers and sisters sharing the Word of God, i would go anywhere i was needed, wherever fellowship was possible. I was sleeping over anywhere serving or talking about God. I was still serving the people of God. In fact i would be  more busy sometimes more than I was in the denominations but my time was mine, my pace and in freedom. Everything was spontaneous and not official and formal or ritualistic but living. It was in the homes, in their shops, in a café, under a tree, on a relaxed stroll etc. There was no need to be different, to look different, to be special, to wear a suit.

There was no need to appear strong. I could open my weaknesses, share my battles and victories etc. I became real friends with God’s people and my home became a place of friendly interactions and people went as they came without having to own them.

Till today I haven’t still started “my church”  and some people are still amazed about it because naturally, pastors leave to only start their own sect because its like a religious crack Cocaine you cannot help it’s addiction, a vicious cycle you cannot escape.

When you quit because God revealed His Son to you, it ends the addiction to “ministry and churchinianity” because it’s about a relationship with Jesus. The Church Is The Body Of Christ Not Denominations.

The Body of Christ is not a wall of bricks neither is it a human organisation headed by men. It is all those who have His Life in them all over the Earth with Christ as their Head.

The Church Is The Body Of Christ Not Denominations

However it will be good to define “the Church,” and define the basis of our fellowship or gathering. That is the ground of the great deception we see today.

The Scripture tell us that the church simply means the saints – those separated from the World unto God through Jesus. So it’s God’s PEOPLE. There is nothing else to be added to them to MAKE them the Church. The church is all those in Christ. It’s WHO WE ARE. Our Union and connection with Christ Jesus the Head is what makes us His Body nothing more.

Gathering Together: the gathering together of the saints is not to have a church or to make us the church. Our definition is not found in gathering but in Christ. Being in Christ makes one a part of the Church. The church is not a physical gathering but a spiritual gathering from the World into Christ. The Church doesn’t gather to be the Church rather it is the Church that gathers.

Gathering together is an important aspect of the Life the Church (the saints) but the BIG question is, what is the ground of the gathering? That is, on what basis does the Church gather? The basis is not a human religious organization, it is not a man whether pastor or anybody, it is not a name given by man apart from the name of Christ, it is not a holy place called church building neither is it a day. The basis of our gathering together is Christ – our common existence in Christ. Hence whenever or wherever believers (the Church) gathers together is accepted by God without respect to any external, temporary or earthly thing. We gather BECAUSE we are in Christ together not because of anything else.

I meet and gather with believers – two or three in His Name for the purpose of mutual edification. Those who have left religious institutions are never the ones who don’t want to gather with fellow believers…the church is the body of christ not denominations.

Televangelist Benny Hinn Admits Going Too Far With Prosperity Gospel in Wake of Billy Graham’s Death

By: Leonardo Blair


Televangelist Benny Hinn Admits Going Too Far With Prosperity Gospel in Wake of Billy Graham’s Death

In the wake of the death of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, controversial faith-healing televangelist Benny Hinn, who has often been criticized for his endorsement of the prosperity gospel, said in a stunning confession Wednesday that sometimes he has taken the erroneous gospel too far.

“We get attacked for preaching prosperity, well it’s in the Bible, but I think some have gone to the extreme with it sadly, and it’s not God’s word what is taught and I think I’m as guilty as others. Sometimes you go a little farther than you really need to go and then God brings you back to normality and reality,” Hinn, 65, said as he reflected on Graham’s death with a ministry colleague in a Facebook Live broadcast.

He admitted that as he has grown older and come to understand the Bible more, he now realizes that some of the things he learned from preachers when he was growing up aren’t biblical and the popular interpretation of the prosperity gospel — the teaching that believers have a right to the blessings of health and wealth and that they can obtain these blessings through positive confessions of faith and the “sowing of seeds” through the faithful payments of tithes and offerings — is one of those things.

Televangelist Benny Hinn Admits Going Too Far With Prosperity Gospel in Wake of Billy Graham’s Death

“The more you know the Bible the more you become biblically based and more balanced in your opinions and your thoughts because we are influenced. When I was younger I was influenced by the preachers who taught whatever they taught. But as I’ve lived longer I’m thinking wait a minute, you know this doesn’t fit totally with the Bible and it doesn’t fit with the reality. So what is prosperity? No lack. I’ve said this before,” Hinn said.

He then elaborated on how he believes “no lack” should be interpreted.

“Did Elijah the prophet have a car? No. Did not even have a bicycle. He had no lack … Did Jesus drive a car or live in a mansion? No. He had no lack. How about the apostles? None lacked among them,” Hinn said. “Today, the idea is abundance and palatial homes and cars and bank accounts. The focus is wrong … It’s so wrong.”

He said even though he has been accused of living lavishly and flying private jets in the past ,that is not how he currently lives.

“I mean forgive me. People have accused me of things that aren’t even real. One guy wrote a comment ‘Oh he’s worth 40 million.’ Oh how I wish. I would give it all to the Kingdom before God Almighty,” he said.

“‘Well he flies private jets,'” he continued mimicking criticism. “No, I don’t. I have not flown private in dear God years. I fly commercial just like anyone else…

“We all sadly make the mistake of thinking that this is what God wants and God says ‘No, that’s not what I want.’ It’s time to live biblically. You know it all comes down to one thing. Do we love Jesus, yes or no? If we love Jesus then it’s all about Jesus. If we don’t love Jesus then it’s about other things,” he said.

Hinn was one of six televangelists who were part of a 2007 Senate inquiry that raised questions about the personal use of church-owned airplanes, luxury homes and credit cards by pastors and their families, and expressed concern about the lack of oversight of finances by boards often packed with the televangelists’ relatives and friends. No definitive findings of wrongdoing were made. Hinn’s World Healing Center Church and Joyce Meyer Ministries were the only two ministries that fully cooperated with the investigation and even implemented financial reforms.

Hinn, who was born into a Christian family in Israel, has repeatedly been accused of being a fraud and criticized for living extravagantly while leading a ministry that rakes in more than $100 million annually.

In a 2009 interview on ABC’s “Nightline,” Hinn denied being a fraud.

“I think if I was fooling the people, over 35 years of it now, I would have been caught already fooling them,” he told the network.

Last April, after criminal investigators from the IRS and inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service executed a closely

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Plentiful Eating Diminish Spirituality

By: Abigayle Mutua


Plentiful Eating Diminish Spirituality – Food is killing This generation. This is the generation in which our babies as young as months old develop Diabetes and Cancer! Something has to be wrong!  And if we don’t get up to do major lifestyle changes, our future generations will be at stake. 

It’s food that made Adam and Eva get kicked out of the presence of God.

It’s by food death entered the world!  Where there is plentiful eating there is diminishing spirituality.

The more we eat the more our bodies are weathering and dying younger. Can we have a real talk in church about food?

Why are many people getting obese?  The very same thing we need to live is killing us.

Prayer and salvation does not take away the place of common sense.  There are many diseases you can avoid by simply watching what you put into your body.  We cannot be eating every single junk, then, when one gets a heart attack, we suddenly want to pray for healing.  Please take care of your body. That is your vessel on earth.

If you eat well, you will avoid some prayers. Be a fasting Christian.

By: Charles Awuzie


Nigeria is not a godly Nation!

A Nigerian prophet came to Durban some years ago and preached a message titled “Grace for New Levels”…he kept screaming “I prophesy, you shall get your visa to America” and nobody said Amen. It was in an 80% Indian Church. Nobody in that service needed a visa to America, they were very comfortable in South Africa.

They visit America and come back to their good jobs and families. At the end of the service, the prophet chatted me on WhatsApp and told me that the people were not “RECEPTIVE” of his prophetic grace. He said that every time he preached such messages in Nigeria, people will begin to testify of getting visas etc. 

I said to him…

“My brother, calm down. South Africans are not running away from their country like Nigerians. South Africa has a functional system unlike Nigeria. If the Nigerian Government was functional, no Nigerian would say amen to prophecies like getting a visa. Visa is not the gospel, new car is not the gospel, new house is not the gospel, these things can be bought by anybody who earns an average salary in this country. Next time, just preach Jesus and the people will be open to receive Jesus.”

His response was very embarrassing and I can’t even reproduce it here.

Admonition to Nigerians:

The things Nigerians sow seeds for back in Nigeria are freely available in functional societies.

Nigerian Christians fast, bind wicked uncles and sow seeds for visas… South African, British and American Christians just get their papers together and go ahead to the embassy and get their visas.

The difference is not spiritual, the difference is in the functionality of the systems.

Nigeria is not a godly Nation!

A Nigerian tithes to prosper, the rest of the world work in multiple jobs, engage in business and prospers. The difference is not spiritual, the difference is in the functionality of the system. 

90% of Nigerian pastors in South Africa complain that South Africans don’t take God serious and I laugh at them. Nigerians don’t take God serious, not South Africans. A Nigerian drug dealer will have drugs in his pocket while leading in intercessory prayers. A South African will rather stay back at home than to come to church and live a hypocritical life. So who is really joking with God? Nigeria is not a godly Nation!

I know how Nigerian internet love scammers sow seeds to Prophets for god to make their victims fall into their scam. 

Nigeria is not a godly nation, we are a religious nation. All our political leaders claim that it was God who put them there.

Nigerians should go and seek God without attaching their needs. Then we will know that we are truly a God-loving nation. For now, we are just the most religious nation in Africa.

We are using God to get visas, cars, health, houses, marriage etc…Nigeria is not a godly Nation!

Maranatha!

Upholding Carnality Over Spirituality In The Name Of Fashion

By: Clement Ntukogu


Upholding Carnality Over Spirituality In The Name Of Fashion

MATHEW 5:27-28: “Ye have heard that it’s was said by them of old time; thou shalt not commit adultery.” verse’s 28 say’s “But I say unto you, that whosoever looked on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”.

Over the times lots of Christians don’t really understand to what extent the devil who is Lucifer deeply knows the word much more.

Lucifer who also is Satan knows the word and he is also known as a thief, a killer and a destroyer, but not with a Gun, Knife nor does he come throwing a Bomb at you; but does steal, kill and destroys by getting hold of your mind, filing it with lies and negative thoughts, hence, the Lord warns us to guide our Hearts with all diligence. Proverbs 4:23.

Now Lucifer who is also the devil know the word more than you; think you do? he knows and understood that once the Lord say’s anything, that the thing stands and could bring enmity between God and anyone who goes contrary to it…so he Upholds Carnality Over Spirituality In The Name Of Fashion! The devil knows that the commandment says “any man who looks at a woman to lust after her in his heart, has already committed the sin of fornication or adultery; so it wasn’t only until they had canal knowledge of themselves .

Upholding Carnality Over Spirituality In The Name Of Fashion

Satan being a heart and mind game player, a manipulator, and in his unrelenting efforts to causing humans to sin and become enemy of God, he now invented and influenced the fashion sense and style of women dressing in skimpy, partially or totally revealing dresses, showing the most enticing and asexually arousing parts of their Bodies. Women wear and put on what they call leggings and trousers which clearly cave out their parts. Their dresses outline and show the clear shapes of their frontal down bellow, while some wear and put on too tight of a dress which cling too tightly, showing their panty lines, presenting clearly and massively the full shapes of their back side, and as well seductively advertising either their down bellow or  frontal upper chambers.

I know a lots of them would say and call it fashion, even lots of Pastors would even tell them that there’s nothing wrong in the sight of God with the way they dressed, that the Church is in the heart and not in appearance.

But I disagree, because total and genuine repentance, demands that you’re changed from inside-out. Wherefore is the change on the inside, if it does not and can not show on the outside? I tell you, that Pastor is telling you a very BIG LIE! Though I may be a fool who may not have any academic qualifications from any school(s) of learning, but I thank God whom through the Holy Spirit teaches, and He is teaching me all that I know and can do, because you may want to say; “what does this person know for saying this or is he claiming to know more than some great theologian.” please I knew nothing.

Folks! Do not let any pastor lie and deceive you, saying “it never or does not mater to God how we dress, and telling you that Church is in the Heart.” but I say again that it is a BIG LIE! Because Christ said it in Mathew 7:20; and before anyone dresses or dressed the way they do, they thought it up in their heart.

Now you must know those who are of the household of Satan, Daughter of Jezebel who is the Mother of seduction, and would always dress this way to show whom they are; whores, call girls, harlots, slay queens, street hawkers and more like unto them.

Yes I know many of you reading this would get angry at this “Nonsense” message, and say wearing or putting partially or wholly revealing or too tightly clinging dresses doesn’t mean or makes one a harlot, whore or a call girl…what a pity because sure you maybe right, but how are you in any way wiser, smarter, intelligent and cunning than Satan; who through the Spirit of his daughters of fashion, invented and influences women to adopt and wear such things, thinking that it’s all just a fashion, but without them knowing they are being used as an agent to accomplish a mission for the devil. Mathew 5:27-28.

Believe it or not you may say or claim to be a Christian but you still dress and put on such clothing, saying there’s nothing wrong! of course you can never see it, but you are indirectly being used by the devil to fulfill a purpose. The way you dress sends a message, when you show all your body parts, men think you’re willing to share them, the reason for advertisements are solely to attract, show off, woo, captivate, entice and seduce potential customers.

So don’t  tell me you are not ready and willing to sell when you advertise your body openly with style.

People are too damn spiritually blind, so they can not see or understood anything wrong with it, but they say it’s just a fashion because they are too blinded to decode the purpose and intention of satanic agendas behind the so-called fashion which the devil is using them as a tool to carry out.

Upholding Carnality Over Spirituality In The Name Of Fashion

And remember the Bible said in Mathew 18:6-7 “But whoso shall offend(cause them to Sin) one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a milestone were hanged about his(represents both M/F) neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Verses 7 says, “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man(both M/F) by whom the offences cometh.” Now as a woman or a man who you are and a christian, and moreover a child of God you claim to be, are you sure that the devil is not using you the way you dress or what you do to cause many to Sin? And remember according to Mathew 5:27-28 and Mathew 18:6-7 that both the one who sinned and the one who caused the other sin shall both face the judgement. So how are you dressing? is how you dress what you do? Is your life style or character causing others to fall?? Check yourselves!

A true Christian who is a real Child of God has no business in wearing or putting on too tight-fitting, clinging and revealing of a Clothe. this practice makes people wonder when they see some Christian women going home from Church, if they had gone to Church from the Hotel or actually from  home, due to the way they are dressed in the name of fashion. Don’t try to use that to cover up why You should just dress the way You want, because our God is not and can never be a God of carnal fashion. You must know that to every happenings or existence of any thing here on Earth, there’s a spirit which influences it.

You may want to argue it, if I told you that the spirit of seduction is the power that influences the fashion senses of men and women who produces skimpy tight clinging and revealing dresses. But I know many of you will argue and say there’s nothing, but well I am not to argue, rather i am called to pass the warning message. Let them that are with ears let them hear .

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