ARE BELIEVERS CHRISTS? PART 2

By: Abiodun Jemilehun


ARE BELIEVERS CHRISTS? PART 2

Those who claim they have now become Christ by reason of their faith are quick to quote Obadiah 1:21 to support their claim

“And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.” (Obadiah 1:21)

A closer look at the book of Obadiah, however, shows this is another clear case of scriptural misinterpretation engendered by a violation of the historical-grammatical principle of biblical interpretation.

Historically, the book of Obadiah is a prophecy about the impending judgment of God on the Edomites (children of Esau) because of their cruelty towards the children of Israel.

Verses 1 and 10 of the one-chaptered book clearly show this. It is not a prophecy about the Church.

“The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a message from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle.” (Obadiah 1:1)

“For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.” (Obadiah 1:10)

Grammatically, the word SAVIOUR in verse 21 of Obadiah in the KJV Bible was translated from the Hebrew word yâsha.

Yasha means “to be saved”, “to be delivered” or “to be liberated”. In essence, it is better to translate yasha to SURVIVORS rather than SAVIOURS in this Bible verse. So, we see this is a mistranslation in the KJV and some older English versions of the Bible. Several newer English translations of the Bible have now corrected this error as we can see in the four examples cited below.

“The victorious men of Jerusalem will attack Edom and rule over it. And the LORD himself will be King.” (Obadiah 1:21 GNB)

“Those who have been delivered will go up on Mount Zion in order to rule over Esau’s mountain. Then the LORD will reign as King!” (Obadiah 1:21;NET)

“And those who have been kept safe will come up from Mount Zion to be judges of the mountain of Esau, and the kingdom will be the Lord’s.”

(Obadiah 1:21;BBE)

“Those who have been saved will go up on Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom will be the LORD’s.” (Obadiah 1:21;NHEB)

What exactly is Obadiah 1:21 saying? This scripture is essentially a prophecy about the future survivors of the Jewish Babylonian exile who would return to build Jerusalem and rule over the children of Esau.

Historically, this prophecy was partly fulfilled in the post-exilic returnees like Zerubbabel, Ezra, Nehemiah and all the other unnamed people who rebuilt Jerusalem and Judah.

It was fulfilled in full in the Maccabees, the Hasmonean family of priests, who joined the priesthood to the state and literally ruled over Edom (the children of Esau).

The Hasmonean priests led a revolt of the Jews against their Greek colonial masters (the Seleucids) and ruled Judea semi-autonomously between 140 and 116 BCE.

From 110 BCE, the Hasmoneans ruled Judea (Judah) and the neighboring regions of Samaria, Galilee, Iturea, Perea, and Idumea (Edom, the children of Esau) independently until 63 BCE when the Romans, led by General Pompe, invaded Judea and ended their independent reign over Isreal and the surrounding nations.

So, we see this prophecy has been literally fulfilled.

Like I mentioned earlier, this pernicious doctrine is premised upon a crop of poorly interpreted scriptural passages. It can not stand the scrutiny of sound biblical exegesis.

Take each of the scriptures the doctrine is premised upon one by one and subject them to thorough biblical exegesis, the doctrine won’t have any scriptural foundation to stand upon.

Let the reader be advised.

ARE BELIEVERS CHRISTS? (part 1)

By: Dr. Abiodun Jemilohun


ARE BELIEVERS CHRISTS? (part 1)

My thought on the doctrine of man’s deification.

The doctrine of deification of man is not new. It originated from Lucifer who is the father of all lies. How can man become Christ? It seems to me that many of the espousers of this doctrine don’t even know the meaning of the word Christ? How can the saved become the Savior? This makes no scriptural sense.

One of the scriptures those who believe they are christs often reference is an excerpt from 1John 4:17- “as he is, so are we in this world.”

The reality, however, is that the scripture in question has been taken out of context to say what the writer never intended in a bid to establish their hifalutin “revelation”.

A closer examination of 1John 4 from verses 15 to18 easily gives the intent of the writer out.

That we have been perfected by the love of God through Christ and we need not be afraid of the day of Judgement like those who don’t know Christ.

“15  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.

16  And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.

17  In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has to do with punishment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.”  (1John 4:15-18)

Our becoming like Christ in this world implies that we have been made righteous like Christ through faith. That is, we have been perfected through faith in Christ. This provision was made available by the love of God through Christ’s death and resurrection.

Therefore, we have no need to be afraid or panicky because of the day of judgment. This is the context in which John the beloved wrote. That scripture has nothing to do with the deification of believers like some are now teaching.

Let the reader be guided.

Shalom!

ARE WE TEACHING THE TRADITIONS OF MEN OR GOD?

THIS IS WHAT THEY TAUGHT ME IN THEIR MINISTER’S CONFERENCE THAT MADE ME LOSE MY FIRE FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE GOD SHOWED ME MERCY AGAIN

Republished by Evangelist Izobofolo

THIS IS WHAT THEY TAUGHT ME IN THEIR MINISTER’S CONFERENCE THAT MADE ME LOSE MY FIRE FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE GOD SHOWED ME MERCY AGAIN

The 1st speaker came up and told us to stop sitting idle at home, in the name of studying bible, praying and fasting. That we should start looking for businesses to enter, to raise money to help God’s work in our hands. I agree money has a role in carrying out the mission.

The 2nd speaker came up and spoke on the need for young ministers to start having international exposure early. Therefore, that we should start looking for visa to go abroad …If not, people will not respect us … Again, I agree, connection is necessary to synergize for greater achievement.

Friends, I got home and stopped looking for God and started looking for money. I began to get involved in every business that comes. All to help the vision God gave me.

I started looking for visas and international connections. Everyday, I will be online, looking for who will invite me abroad. The money started coming. I began to dress better and more expensively.

The international contacts started coming. People began to say that I was doing well. Some began to envy me because of how I used to wield money.

They said the Lord was too good to me, but they did not know that the Fire had gone.

I was no more a problem in hell. Apprentice witches and wizzards began to play with people around me.

Before, any time I carry the microphone, before minutes, the heavens will open…and the Presence of God will cover everywhere.

But when I began to have more money and more nice shoes and suits, I will have to struggle for long before the heaven will open a bit.

Before, when I used to go out with any kind of cloth I want, I don’t use to preach to a sinner for long before he will be broken and I will lead him back to Christ.

But with all my big phones and nice perfumes and costly shoes, I began to struggle to win someone to Christ. There was money. There were international open doors, but the Fire had gone.

I know you are already a superstar sir…Therefore, I am not talking to you. I am talking to local champions like us. I am not talking to those that knows what they are doing, I am talking to those like us who doesn’t know what we are doing.

If God will not provide for the assignment He gave me, sir, I will not kill myself.

If He will not sponsor it, then, know that the vision/or timing did not come from Him.

We need money to build nice auditorium for God, yes sir, it is true. But we need Power more than we need money.

A furnished auditorium where there is no power of God will be depending on drama groups, dancers and comedian to bring people back to church the next Sunday.

Let them keep looking for money… Sir, let’s go and look for POWER. Let them come online everyday, begging people to bring them abroad…Let’s keep bruising our knees, looking for Power.

When God will use you to heal a known mad man in the streets, people will troop to your church the next Sunday, without minding if there is gallery or not.

Jesus asked them: “When I sent you out, did you lack anything?” They did not go to buy and sell to sponsor God’s work in their hands. They went with the Power of God, and a man who is loaded with the Power from on high cannot lack anything.

That last minister’s conference Jesus had with his disciples, He told them: ” And ye shall receive Power.”

He knew that they needed money. But He also knew that money could not have helped Philip to bring revival to heathen Samaria.

He knew that the cripple at the beautiful gate had been receiving money from pastors for many years, yet he was still a burden to his people. He knew that what Peter and John needed to give him was POWER.

Jesus remembered that Prophet Jonah did not enter Nineveh with money. He entered with the Power of God and a whole city surrendered their shrines. Even new born babies and animals prayed and fasted for 3days.

No amount of money would have brought revival to Nineveh and No amount of money can bring revival to our sin – addicted cities.

The church in our time is boasting with money. We are boasting with Fireless auditoriums and unction less titles.

But the early church boasted with the Power. No wonder, native doctors were even offering money to buy the Power of God.

But unfortunately, we are now hiring native doctors to come inside our well decorated auditoriums to raise money for us.

If we still have the Fire, we would not need boys that sleeps in burial grounds for power to come and bring money out from our members.

Is that not why our members are the ones patronizing all the false prophets in the area?

Is there any secret society one will not see the names of our committed members?

They are looking for answers, since there is no more bread in the house of bread.

In America and Europe, they are now serving tea and bread…So that people will not get bored and leave the church.

In some places, they even pay people to come to church. Conferences without food will be empty.

Beautiful cathedrals, with nice interiors. But the Fire has gone.

What an Ichabod!

That is what happens when a generation of ministers abandoñes the Fire in search of the praises of men. Thank God for degrees, money, titles etc. But sir, if these things will quench the little Fire I can see in my heart, please, away with them.

Wo/man of God, yes, apostle Paul did tent making business at some time to fix his needs. But that man never depended on his business for all his missionary expenses.

God raised people that helped His work in his hands. If you are the one paying the bills of all your meetings, it means God is not with you or not the timing.

How much would have Evangelist Reinherd Bonkee had worked for, to raise the money for his worldwide crusades that lasted for over 3 decades?

What kind of business can give you such money? But that man sort God for Power and he got it without measure and God raised men to carry the burden for him.

Apostle Paul went to the mountains of Arabia to look for God.

And he grew in Power. He had found Power before we saw him doing tent for sustainance, at that time. He raised the dead…healed sicknesses and brought revivàl to cities.

You are looking for a big car to start using when you cannot command small demons to run and they will obey.

You have abandoned your prayer altar and now, you are looking for money to do God’s work in your hands.

Sir, go back to your knees…Heaven will soon show up.

Bible says, through the greatness of thy power your enemies shall submit unto you.

And one of your enemies is poverty. When that Power comes, poverty will be broken, because it is God that gives you the POWER to make wealth…

Stop being distracted Sir/ma…Look for God.

When we find Him, a time will come when we will have too much money that we will start investing into many other businesses.

A politician has a lot of money, therefore, He will not follow you because of your money or cars or international exposures. But when God uses you to heal his daughter from an incurable disease, he will have no choice but to bow to the God you are carrying. Such testimonies were everyday occurances in the days of my fathers.

When members, not even their pastors used to raise the dead everywhere they go. And they were feared everywhere.

But unfortunately, in our time, we don’t hear such testmonies again. Because all everybody talks about in our churches today is money.

And some of us who saw what God used the generatioñ of our fathers to do are now asking: “WHERE IS THE POWER OF GOD? IF GOD IS STILL WITH US, WHERE ARE THE MIRACLES?”

Brother, go ahead and start looking for money. You can be online and onland looking for visas. But I know that there are men and women who are crying day and night.

They go foodless and sleepless, waiting for the promise of the Father. They don’t want to talk too much to this stubborn generation.

Take your church politics away.

They don’t care about such godless networks.

You can transfer them from one small church to another smaller church.

They will not be moved.

Because they are looking for Power.

They want that thing Peter got that made his shadow to be heàling the siçk.

Kathryn Khulman carried that same THING.

Smith Wigglesworth was a commander of that same THING.

Benson Idahosa was a carrier and commander of the same power.

Others were looking for big church postings while T.L Osborn seperated himself.

In search of that same THING.

When he caught IT. He carried IT to all the continents of the world, raising countless dead and healing all manner of incurable diseases…

Friend, when they bring a dying child to you, your title, business or corticate will not be needed… Jesus is not just the WISDOM of GOD. He is also the POWER OF GOD. Let’s look for HIM!

I’m sure that talkatives will not have any place to stand on in this end time … I am  hungry for GOD’S POWER … AND AM GONE LOOKING FOR IT …

If you have already gotten that Power, please, pray for your hungry friend.

I LOVE YOU.

CHURCH WORKERS/MINISTERS: THE MESSAGE IS THE BIBLE

AN INQUIRY ABOUT THE LAW OF ATTRACTION AND THE GOSPEL 

By: Abiodun Jemilohun


AN INQUIRY ABOUT THE LAW OF ATTRACTION AND THE GOSPEL

Inquirer: But sir, I am in utter shock as to some of the deep issues you highlighted linking the origin of the New thought movement with the Word of Faith theology. Because the very foundation of churches in Nigeria, especially Pentecostals, are rooted in the practices of the Law of Attraction if I will be sincere here.

My concern however is, is the law of attraction poisonous ultimately the soul of man, or it is just that it is different from the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and thus the distinction should be clear to the believer?

Me: Your candid observation is correct. A substantial part of what we call faith in Pentecostalism today, not only in Nigeria, is the Law of Attraction.

You have asked two questions. I will start with the second question.

Is the Law of Attraction different from the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ?

The answer to this question is Yes. The Law of Attraction is a metaphysical ideology that has its origin in different pagan religions and occultism. It is centered around self. Self is its god. It is primarily about releasing the “energy” of the human mind (the subconscious mind) through repetitive confession to accomplish things for man. Whereas the Gospel is about what Jesus accomplished for man through His death and resurrection.

The first question is more difficult to answer but the Bible would guide us.

Is the Law of Attraction ultimately poisonous to the human soul?

What we currently have as the Gospel in the Pentecostal circle is a mixture of the Gospel of Christ, the Law of Attraction, Judaism and the American dream of socioeconomic upward mobility. It is syncretism. In that case, we can say the mixture is a poison to the human soul because the Bible explicitly warns against mixing the Gospel with any other form of religion or human philosophy. The Gospel of Christ alone is sufficient for the salvation of man. No addition is needed.

Hear what the Apostle Paul said concerning this:

“7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest any man spoils you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Deity bodily.” (Col 2:7-9)

” 8  But then, when you knew not God, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9 But now, after you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? 10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11 I am afraid for you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.” (Gal 4:9-11)

In order to underscore the seriousness of this matter, the Apostle Paul went further to call the mixture of the Gospel with another religion or human philosophy “ANOTHER GOSPEL” and places a curse (anathema) on whosoever propagates such, including both man and angel.

“6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preaches any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed.” (Gal 1:6-9)

Why did Paul do this? It is because whoever adds to the Gospel is directly or indirectly saying what Jesus accomplished for man through his death and resurrection is not enough. Something else must be added to it like the Judaisers and heretics of old claimed.

Some people may have done this in the past out of ignorance. The truth, however, is that God is not pleased with the development. God is a jealous God. He won’t tolerate forever whatever diminishes the accomplishment of His Son Jesus. This, to my mind, is why all these errors are now being exposed by the least of the brethren.

The Gospel of Christ is simple and we must do all we can to maintain its purity and simplicity. Many a time, the love for the spectacular and special revelations is what leads people to add these occultic and pagan philosophies to the Gospel.

” 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his cunning, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.” (2Cor 11:2-4)

Let those who have ears listen to what the Spirit is saying.

Shalom!

CHURCH COMEDY IS NOT SOUL WINNING, IT IS SEDUCTION OF THE CHURCH WITH WORLDLY ACTIVITIES!

THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHER IS NOT A BIBLE TEACHER

Written by: Charles Suzie & PA Frances Akinnola


THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHER IS NOT A BIBLE TEACHER

If you are very religious, keep off this post.

“But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I NEITHER RECEIVED IT FROM MAN, NOR WAS I TAUGHT IT, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.” ~ Paul.

I have said it several times that even Paul will be disappointed at today’s Grace preachers who believe and teach that God has stopped revealing deep truths to His children besides/beyond the INCOMPLETE epistles of Paul. Paul boasted several times that HE WAS NEITHER TAUGHT BY ANY MAN NOR RECEIVED THE GOSPEL FROM ANY MORTAL….

Friends, if God has never DIRECTLY given you UNIQUE revelations and TRUTHS about Christ, Yourself and Himself, you are still in the flesh. Switch to your spiritual mode.

When God taught me the deep truth about the Godness of man, I shared it with a certain Nigerian Grace preacher and it scared him because despite being a grace preacher, he was still limited to only what Paul, a mortal man taught…. He is a MERE Bible/THEOLOGICAL teacher. Yes, you heard me well… I said a MERE BIBLE/THEOLOGICAL teacher.

Neither Christ nor even Paul taught scriptures, they taught mysteries (unveiled deep revelations to the natural man)… The new testament teacher is a not a Bible teacher…. The new testament teacher is a teacher of the mysteries of God revealed to him directly by the Father through the Holy Spirit and confirmed in the documented scriptures.

If you don’t understand this simple truth, you are a baby and you should continue with milk.

This 2019, I will reveal the mind of the Father in a way that will shake the roots of anti-Christ religion.

Calm down and meditate deeply on Paul’s words quoted above.

Maranatha.


Now, Pa Francis Akinnola BEAUTIFULLY ELUCIDATED 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

I want you to take note of these facts (even as enunciated by Charles, above) 👇

(1) The epistles of Paul (or any other epistles, for that matter), are INCOMPLETE. We’re still writing epistles, and we shall continue to write.

(2) Paul WAS NOT TAUGHT BY ANY MAN, NOR RECEIVED THE GOSPEL FROM ANY MORTAL! And God is still showing things to us that are NOT from any man, not even from Paul himself!

(3) God directly gives us UNIQUE REVELATIONS and TRUTHS about CHRIST!

(4) If all you know, is what Paul and/or other Bible writers have already written, YOU’RE A MERE BIBLE/THEOLOGICAL TEACHER!

(5) Neither Christ nor Paul taught Scriptures, rather, they TAUGHT MYSTERIES! Scriptures only came in handy, where necessary, to ILLUSTRATE, where need be, the MYSTERIES they had unveiled!

(6) The New Testament teacher is NOT a “Bible teacher.” He’s a CHRIST REVELATOR!

(7) “The New Testament teacher is a teacher of the MYSTERIES OF GOD revealed to him DIRECTLY by the Father through the Holy Spirit and confirmed in the documented scriptures.”

(8) “If you don’t understand this simple truth, YOU’RE A BABY”

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