WHAT IS THIS “GOSPEL OF IMMORTALITY”?

By: Evangelist Izobofolo, Theophilus


WHAT IS THIS “GOSPEL OF IMMORTALITY”?

It appears to me the crave for immortality is a reality man can’t escape. It seems the desire is innate and man can’t help himself from seeking ways and means to achieve it. Although people may not say this directly, their actions often betray them. Even those who do not believe in God would admit they desire immortality if they would be honest enough.

Various steps people take, among others, to immortalize themselves include:

(1) Prioritizing Male Children Above Female Children:

Although this may not apply to all cultures, men in some cultures would do anything humanly possible to have a male child because of the belief that the male child sustains the lineage and family name. If their first wife is unable to bear a male child they could marry another wife or get a concubine outside to get them one. Some may even divorce their first wife and marry a concubine who has been able to bear a male child to replace her. Those who want to stay faithful would keep trying until the wife can no longer bear or their economy can’t accommodate more children.

(2)Street Naming:

Some pay handsome amounts of money to the local authorities to get streets named after them. This, they do to immortalize themselves. Sometimes it is the society or the government that names streets after people because of their immense contributions to the society. They often say they do this to immortalize the persons.

(3) Monument Building:

People build monuments in form of statues, public facilities and sometimes whole institution to immortalize themselves.

(4) Immortality Through Work:

People seek to immortalize themselves through their work. They do this through inventions, innovations, extraordinary altruistic acts and writing.

(5) Immortality Through Leadership:

Some seek immortality through leadership. They say they want to leave a good legacy for future generations.

These and others are ways and means by which the natural man seeks immortality. Does any of these confer immortality on them in the real sense of the word? The answer is capital NO! None of these attempts confer immortality on anyone.

As far as the Scripture is concerned, only God has the power of immortality. He is the only one who cannot die either physically or spiritually. He is the only one who can give eternal life or immortality to man.

“Who only has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen” (1Tim 6:13-16)

Not only does God have the power of immortality, He has also commanded man to consciously seek immortality through Christ.

“16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

18  He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16 & 18)

“9  Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

10  But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” (2Tim 1:9-10)

We know that it is not enough to mentally assent to Christ, the seeker of immortality must also deliberately believe Christ and obey Him.

“6  Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

7  To them who BY PATIENT CONTINUANCE IN WELL DOING seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

8  But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath.” (Rom 2:6-8)

Despite we are told we have immortality through Christ, we are also told God has appointed a day in His own timing when our mortal (corruptible) bodies would be transformed to immortal (glorious or incorruptible) bodies. The whole of 1 Corinthians 15 is devoted to this subject.

“51  Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55  O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?” (1Cor 15:51-55)

This is the final consummation of our redemption called the resurrection. Concerning this, the Bible says the whole of creation earnestly awaits and we that have the firstfruit of the Spirit yearn.

“19  For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20  For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope,

21  Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22  For we know that THE WHOLE CREATION GROANS AND TRAVAILS IN PAIN TOGETHER UNTIL NOW.” (Rom 8:19-22)

Though the proponents of Dominionism would have us believe Romans 8:19-22 is about the attainment of earthly dominion in this present age by a privileged group who have access to special revelations that are not available to all, this scripture isn’t talking about such. Rather, it is about the consummation of our redemption which would happen at the second appearing of Christ. Romans 8:23 says the manifestation that all the creation and the believers earnestly await is the redemption of our bodies (the resurrection of the saints). It is not a superhuman manifestation of Christians as it’s being erroneously taught.

” And not only they, but ourselves ALSO, WHO HAVE THE FIRSTFRUITS OF THE SPIRIT, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, WAITING FOR THE ADOPTION, THAT IS, THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY.” (Rom 8:23)

Verses 24 and 25 of the chapter categorically say we are saved by hope and we should patiently wait for this hope. That is, we should patiently wait for the resurrection of our bodies on the last day.

” 24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?

25  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” (Rom 8:23-24)

Of late, I have noted with great concern some brethren who go about preaching what they call “the gospel of immortality” which is quite different from what the Scripture says. They say their bodies would attain immortality in this present life through the special revelation they’ve got.

Some of them also appear to be pushing special revelations that are not documented in the Bible.

Please permit me to humbly warn that this move has taken too much upon itself. Let those who are into it retreat because it won’t end well.

Of a truth the Gospel of Christ is the Gospel of immortality but nowhere in the entire scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are we told our bodies would attain immortality until the resurrection day.

Though, the proponents of this doctrine may think what they are saying is new, they need to be aware it isn’t new. What they are teaching is not in reality different from the teachings of an old group called “Manifest Sons of God”. This move is a rejuvenation of the old sect.

They should also note the humiliation the people who said they won’t die until Christ’s second coming suffered in the past. They all had to eat their words. Why would anyone want to go through that again?

Let those who are involved be aware of the dangers of establishing doctrines with extrabiblical revelations. It’s like opening a Pandora box that has a beginning but no end. Once the frontiers of scriptural revelation have been shifted to establish a doctrine, there would be no end to the number of strange doctrines that would follow.

As far as the salvation of mankind is concerned, there is nothing new to be revealed. Please, note that the Scripture is not given to satisfy human curiosity. No one, except God, knows the day the resurrection would happen. This is why He is God. Let’s be content with the faith as it was once delivered to the saints. Shalom!

Reference: Dr. Abiodun 

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RESURRECTION POWER LIVES PERMANENTLY IN YOU

By: Evang. Theophilus Izobofolo


RESURRECTION POWER LIVES PERMANENTLY IN YOU

Before Jesus died and resurrected, people were already getting married, succeeding in business and conquering nations.

If you are waiting for Resurrection Morning Anointing to resurrect your business ideas, you missed, WHY, Jesus died and rose again. Your teachers didn’t teach you the truth. Very soon, you will become frustrated when your business collapses despite sowing into today’s resurrection morning anointing. Calm down and learn the true gospel which is void of materialism and materialistic ‘blessings’ and curses.

The major reason why Jesus died was to ACTIVATE the New Covenant between Himself and God for Man. “For where a covenant is, there must of NECESSITY be the death of the one who made it.” ~ Hebrews 9:16

It was NECESSARY for Jesus to die, not to help you reach orgasm or give you millions of dollars, but SOLELY to activate The New Covenant of Salvation through Grace. This actually is the greatest blessing – that our sins no longer comes between us and the Father. Wow. That’s the good news. The power of sin has been destroyed. For those who hate to hear it, Sin is Dead. Calm down and celebrate Jesus.

Don’t let anyone scream resurrection prophetic nonsense into your ears. A sound teacher of the word will take his time to bring you to the knowledge of the Finished Work of Christ and not be in a hurry to make empty prophecies which never materialize because they are not inspired by the spirit of truth but by the spirit of greed.

When you know this truth, you will rest. You will stop going from one Easter Vigil to another in search of resurrection power. You will realize that the resurrection power LIVES PERMANENTLY IN YOU. Glory to Jesus.

Nonsense sermons on a resurrection morning…I prophesy, because He rose, your marriage, career, business will rise again. And the crowd screams AMEN like thunder.

Jesus didn’t rise so that your business will rise again. Stop that nonsense. If you want your business to rise again, be innovative and strategic. The resurrection of Jesus has nothing to do with buying and selling.

He rose to execute His will (the new covenant) which was activated by His death. He is both the Testator and the executor of His own will. In His resurrection, we have hope that It Is truly Finished. Stop using His resurrection to make motivational speeches. It’s a spiritual matter – not an economic issue.

Friends, Easter has come and has gone… But the truth will never go away…. Wake up… Rise up in knowledge. You are now mature. You are no longer a spiritual babe in need of milk and honey prophetic ginger… Rise up in calmness of spirit… And start walking in the knowledge of the Finished Work of Christ.

Maranatha.

Reference: Dr. Charles Awuzie 

Why Do So Many People Seek After Signs And Wonders?

BEWARE OF ALTARS 

 

By: Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala


BEWARE OF ALTARS 

As a minister of the gospel whether old or young, one of the most important thing that you should be very careful of is to mind the kind of altars you mount or stand on.

An altar is a meeting place between spirits and humans, it’s a place of sacrifices and a place where humanity comes to draw strength. It is also a place where battles are lost or worn. It’s a place where destinies are made or destroyed.

So many ministers have been destroyed spiritually because of the altars they mounted on. Don’t be deceived on how beautiful and well decorated it can be,  what matters is how is the foundation.

Many altars of some churches are fire quenchers. They quench the fire of a minister who is not spiritually sensitive, some altars dry the flow of anointing and can also limit manifestation.

BEWARE OF ALTARS

Most pastors bury animals like cows, goat and even human in the foundation of their altar. Some bury these things alive with the intention that once the animal or human dies and decays, as maggots begin to eat it, that is how members will be trooping it. And once a minister who is not spiritually sensitive mounts on such altar to minister without knowing its foundation, the altar strikes and fights his/her virtues. 

When you receive an invitation to minister in any church as a pastor or a music minister, ask God if you are to go or not. Don’t sell your birthright because of the honorarium they are going to give you. Negligence to God’s voice and permission can cause you to loose your unction to function.

Many ministers who were on fire for God has been dimmed, caged, destroyed, benched and killed because of the strange altars they mounted on.

They altar may look very beautiful, well decorated but HOW IS THE FOUNDATION???

Be careful for nothing (Philippians 4:6a)

Reference: Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala

POSITIVE SEDUCTION 

By: Charles Awuzie


POSITIVE SEDUCTION

Let’s Talk About Positive SEDUCTION, let me stretch your mind.

Seduction means to persuade or cause someone to do something that they would not usually consider doing by being very attractive and difficult to refuse.

For Example 1) “The online shop seduced you to buy from them by offering you the attractive Discount and FREE delivery. You couldn’t resist them”.

2) “Michael seduced the CEO to employ him by appearing very professional, confident and polite. The CEO couldn’t resist him.”

Now here’s a deep truth…

As a pastor, I have been approached by thousands of people for prayers on issues I know that they needed a simple lecture on the Principles of Seduction…. I couldn’t lecture them on these basic principles for fear of been misunderstood… I have watched unemployed people go from one prophet to another looking for a miracle job without success… I have watched single sisters go from one prayer house to another looking for a husband without results… I have also seen business people give huge amounts to prophets/witchdoctors in expectation of miracle business opportunities… And somewhere in my heart, I knew that what these people lacked was a basic knowledge of the NATURAL laws of seduction – The serpent’s wisdom which Christ asked us to seek…. The wisdom of Babylon which Daniel possessed… The basic principles of life.

I once visited a shopping complex in Johannesburg… I interviewed some Christian shop owners and they were all ‘hoping’ that God Would SUPERNATURALLY bless their business… But every non Christian shop owner I met in that shopping complex was actively SEDUCING customers… The management of the shopping complex is connected to me and through him, I learnt that majority of those owing rent for their shops are the Christian shop owners who were praying and ‘hoping’ for a SUPERNATURAL business breakthrough while the non Christian shop owners who applied NATURAL principles of attraction paid their rents regularly.

As a pastor, the single sisters who approach me to pray for them to get married are the spirit filled, tongue talking, Bible quoting sisters…. The ones we call ‘loose’ who understand the natural principles of seduction are never in want of suitors…. There must be a ‘serpentine’ wisdom inherent in non-religious people which religious people must seek.

FYI… I am a praying Machine… I speak in tongues at least 70% of the time… I once told you that I speak in tongues even in ‘bed’ and I wasn’t lying. Yet, I know when it is time to pray and when it is time to apply Natural Principles of attraction to attract my desired results. I once told someone that since my religious mind got enlightened by knowledge, I have never desired anything without attracting it. And I wasn’t exaggerating.

Are you in business? Do you know your point of seduction? What is it about your business that is IRRESISTIBLE? What is the most attractive offer by your business? What would persuade me to come to your business and not patronize your competitor?

Are you looking for love? What is your point of seduction? What is it about you that is IRRESISTIBLE? What is the most attractive aspect of your personality? What would persuade your partner to leave everyone else around him/her and spend their life with you?

Are you a job seeker? What is your point of seduction? What is it about your CV that is IRRESISTIBLE? What is the most attractive point in your CV? What would persuade a potential employer to abandon thousands of other applicants and employ you?

The height of wisdom is when you define your art of positive seduction…. Sexual seduction is the lowest level of seduction – avoid it. You are not a sex worker. Mental seduction is the realm of leaders like you… You seduce with your mind, in your mind, from your mind and at their minds.

If you understand this basic principle, you will stop praying for what you should be attracting.

You’ve been waiting for a supernatural breakthrough for years, why not follow this natural process and secure a natural result.

Stop being a pseudo-supernatural fanatic…. That was never God’s intention… In man’s natural state, man is a god. In other words, man is God expressed in nature. Emmanuel means God in/with a natural man. So stop despising God’s image in his natural state. China, without focusing on the supernatural, is exercising Dominion over the earth…. They are a very good example of the problems humans can solve by exercising their natural potentials. Unfortunately, religion strips us of the divine powers and intelligence available to us in our natural state and forces us to depend on a pseudo-supernatural void of the true God. The true God is expressed in the natural man as Emmanuel – God WITH man. Remember, I believe in the supernatural but not the type taught by African pentecostalism. Christ is the embodiment of the supernatural and if He lives in you, though natural, yet you carry the supernatural. Do you understand?

It’s time to start attracting what you desire…..its time to express your natural powers….. The new creature MAN is not ordinary… The New Creature is the supernatural in a natural realm….. We don’t PRAY (beg) for what we should attract INTENTIONALLY….

We pray to experience fellowship with God, not to beg for what He has already given us the intelligence to attract.

Have I stretched your mind?

My name is Charles Awuzie and my assignment is to make believers THINK and make Thinkers believe.

Maranatha.

THE 48 LAWS OF POWER AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION DESTROYED CHURCH MINISTRY

HOW TO SET SEXUAL BOUNDARIES

HOW TO SET SEXUAL BOUNDARIES

(For all Christians,  Pastors, Shepherds, Deacons, Deaconesses, Elders, Dep’tal leaders, Music Ministers, Church members)

“I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin? (Job 31:1, NET BIBLE’)

Sexual immorality is on the increase all over the world. Adultery is fast becoming the norm and men of God are also joining the club. Married women are not left out, many are having secret lovers and emotional affairs are becoming the order of the day.

The rate at which immorality is increasing is alarming! It is spreading fast into every nook and cranny and children are also being initiated into the club. It’s no news that 4, 5 years old kids now have sex with each other. Staying sexually pure these days is becoming a Herculean task.

One of the reasons people fall flat into illicit sex is over confidence. The stupid belief that you can be free around the opposite sex and nothing would happen!

A lot will happen! One of the ways you can stay sexually pure whether married or single these end time is to set strict boundaries. If you are too careless around the opposite sex, you will fall flat on your face! That is the truth. The ealier you believe this and work on it, the better. You can’t be careless around the opposite sex and hope to stay sexually pure, set boundaries!

There are some people who can’t be your friends, raise the standard. Any body can call you names, that’s their headache, you have your destiny to protect. As a rule, I don’t make friends with liars, gossips and jealous people. They make life so complicated. If you believe in illicit sex, we can’t be friends, period.

Monitor your chats. Don’t allow anybody send you flirty messages, no matter how innocent it sounds, warn them and if they refuse to stop, block them!

Limit the hugs and touches. If your hugging anointing is only for me, I want none of it.

Don’t allow anybody call you pet names (except your close family members and same sex friends), it doesn’t make any sense. Pet names turn the opposite on, if you don’t know that, know it right now.

Be sensitive to attractions. Don’t be naive around the opposte sex, know when a man/ woman is sexually attracted to you and move back from that person. If they focus too much on your physique and body, they are sexually attracted to you, move back.

Know when you are sexually attracted to someone and move back. It’s perfectly normal to have chemistry for someone. Marrying the greatest man on earth or the most beautiful, virtous woman in the universe will not automatically stop you from being attracted to someone else. Know when the thought of another man/ woman get you excited and move back.

Don’t jump at new relationships. Give it time. Study the person, know what they stand for, see if your core values are compatible, if not, move back!

Leadership attracts all kinds of people. If you are a leader or you are gifted, talented or intelligent, the opposite sex will show more interest in you, be careful whom you allow to get close to you.

Accepts gifts with care. Men don’t joke with their time and money. If he spends so much time and money on you especially when you do not ask, he may one day ask for sex. Stop begging men for money. Work with your two hands and raise your standard. Men will respect and honour you for it.

Work on your marriage. Fix the problem as soon as possible or else you get attracted to someone who gives you what you lack in your marriage, adultery is the result.

Be prayerful, be watchful. Jesus says “watch and pray that ye may not fall into temptation…”

Don’t stay with the opposite sex in a dark or lonely room.

Don’t counsel the opposite sex on a bed in a lonely room.

Avoid provocative dresses and pictures. Let your spouse or parents advise you on what is okay for you.

Mind the pictures you post on the social media, if it is getting unecessary opposite sex attention, delete it.

Don’t visit the opposite sex alone, especially at night. It doesn’t make sense.

These and more are the things you need to do to stay sexually pure in this 21st century.

People may laugh at you, it doesn’t matter. They may call you a neurotic, psychotic, fanatic, over sensitive or paranoid, don’t give a damn! Your destiny is too precious to waste on the altar of sin. Avoid friends who make fun of holiness and make friends with people who appreciate purity and holiness.

Finally, avoid the second look, as far possible. I agree perfectly with Job on his resolution never to look lustfully at any lady. Yes, you can avoid the second look. Set your boundaries and never allow anyone to compromise your holiness.

Stay blessed

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