Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' "Luke 17:10

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Greatest Prophet of All Times

Deuteronomy 18:14-15
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practise sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.

The greatest prophet of all times since the creation of the world is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no one greater than Him, absolutely no one. In the Old and the New Testaments, there were many prophets of the Lord who had faithfully served Him even when, they were faced with many trials and testing of their faith. Moses and Joshua were two prophets who had served the Lord mightitly inspite of the many difficulties and challenges they had encountered. Moses was a prophet whom God had used to deliver His people out of Egypt. Moses was singled out by the Lord for this work. There is a record of who Moses was before he was led into this. He was an ordinary child but the Lord raised up him as a member of Pharoah's household.Nothing is impossible with the Lord. This would certainly help Moses later, when he turns as deliverer of God's people. The Lord chose him for this sole purpose the Bible says.

Deuteronomy 34:9-11
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses. Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, who did all those miraculous signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land.

Moses was sent as a deliverer and so did the Lord Jesus Christ come to deliver us from the grips of the sinful nature of the Devil in us. What Moses did was just a picture of what would occur when the Lord Jesus Christ appears. Moses pointed the way forward to the coming Christ. Why did he point to the coming Christ? Because Jesus Christ is the Word of God. Every prophet of the LORD has the Word of the LORD or else he isn't the prophet of the LORD. But here, Moses was pointing to the one who is; The Word of God.

John 1:1
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

This same Word of God became flesh so that all flesh who believe, love and obey Him will have His Word formed in them. His divine nature will be formed in them to the fullest of their born again spirit when the Word of God is formed in them through their obedience to Him.

Hebrews 4:12
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

God's Word pierces the heart and brings eternal life through the formation of the divine nature of Christ when it is obeyed by the believer. So powerful is God's word to anyone who comes humbly to Him. Even Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus Christ our Lord was not spared. Even she experienced the piercing of God's word, because she was close to that Word, very close. Sometimes we are so close to the Word and yet we can miss obeying His word. Simeon prophesied about this in the passage below when Christ was born.

Luke 2:33-35
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
the child's father and mother marvelled at what was said about him.Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.

God's prophets brought God's word to God's people at the right time but remember, Mary wasn't a prophet of the Lord. for she did not have the word of the Lord to speak to God's people, She just carried the Word of God in her womb for a while and delivered Him to this world and that was all. She still needed the word of God to be preached to her so that she could obey it. That is why the Lord had said:

Luke 11:27-29
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

This is the message that the Lord Jesus Christ brought to this world, that all those who will enter the kingdom of God will be marked by their obedience to Christ and the words He spoke. If you obey His words, it will show to the heavenly Father that you have believed in whom He had sent for our salvation. There was no exception even for the earthly mother of Jesus. She had to obey all that Christ had commanded or else there will be no blessing for her. If she obeyed all that Christ had commanded, she will be the blessed one and will join the many prostitutes and tax collectors who had believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and had obeyed Him too. This reminds us that we are not judged by our position or status we are born into in this world but by our obedience to God's word through Christ, because He is that revealed Word of God to us. He is the greatest prophet of God because He is also the Word of God who turns us back to God the Father.

Special Message

This is our 200th Post on this Christformation In You Blog. The LORD has been faithfully guiding and leading us to complete these series. This blog is dedicated to the greatest prophet of all times, The LORD JESUS CHRIST. Completing this blog took us over a span of seven years from 1st January 2005 to 1st January 2012. We will start posting afresh from 2nd January 2012. This pause is necessary so that you could reflect upon God's leading so far.

Thank you for visiting this blog regularly, whoever you may be. We hope that you have received blessings from God's word. God's word, especially that which comes from God's appointed prophet and Shepherd of God's flock , THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will not return to God without accomplishing God's will and desire for you. Stay tuned to the voice of the Great Shepherd of God's flock and His fresh leading for God's precious people on earth!

Matthew 28:18-20
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

The Best Parable Describing A Life of Prayer

Luke 16:19-31
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house,for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.''No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'

Thr rich man and Lazarus is an example of one who lives according to the desires and passions of the sinful nature and one who doesn't. The consequences of living both the kinds of lifestyles are warned here. In this world, it is more attractive to the eyes, to live a lifestyle of obeying the sinful nature of the Devil in us. The lifestyle of obeying Christ is not perceived to be attractive. In fact, it is even despised by some who claim to follow the Lord. Living in comfort and style is the norm of all those who obey the sinful nature because this could make them attractive to gain more and more luxury for themselves to enjoy. For those who choose to obey the sinful nature of the Devil in them, a lifestyle of sufferings is avoided at all costs.

There is nothing wrong in living without lack but no one in this world can live without experiencing a lack, no one! If you do not have material lack, there will be that spiritual lack, as in this case above. What kind of lack do you take it to be grave and dangerous for you? We will have a spiritual lack that was once stolen from Adam and Eve that we need to recover. The rich man viewed life in the opposite direction from beggar, Lazarus. Beggar Lazarus accepted the lack he had suffered and decided to do something about it, but the rich man did not. He did nothing about his actual lack. How will all these relate to a life of prayer? Humility is important, more important than pride and arrogance. Humility can only come from Christ, as pride and arrogance can only come from the sinful nature of the Devil in us. Satan is a proud and arrogant being. Let's read this verse below that speaks of our prayer life that should be our daily lifestyle. Sadly, many do not view a consistent prayer life as an important part of their daily lives.

Proverbs 8:34
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

Giving Birth To Christformation In You

2 Corinthians 4:6-7
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
For God, who said, Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all- surpassing power is from God and not from us.

The treasure in jars of clay is Christformation in you. This occurs through the demonstration of God's power in you. God the Holy Spirit demonstrates this power as you obey all that Christ had commanded.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Who Is This Who Darkens My Counsel.....

Job 38:1-2
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said:
Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?

Who are we to say; God can do this and He cannot do that? God can do anything on earth. There is nothing that He cannot do. He can bring the rain. He can stop the rain. He brings sunshine and hides the sun whenever He wants to. Who are we to question His sovereignty? He knows what is best for everyone. Even if you think that someone you know is grossly evil and deserves God's severest punishment, He knows best what to do with them. He has a day reserved for everyone, to lift up or abase them. To bless or to curse. To put an end to things or to let them continue for a few more days on earth. He has full knowledge of everything. He knows it when the motives of our hearts are bad or evil. He knows everyone who trusts, love and obey Him.

We can fool man but we cannot fool the Lord our God.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Superstitions of Men Will Fail Them

Isaiah 2:1-22
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days
the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Come, O house of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the LORD. You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and clasp hands with pagans. Their land is full of silver and gold;there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots. Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made. So man will be brought low and mankind humbled— do not forgive them.Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty! The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled), for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty,and all the oaks of Bashan,for all the towering mountains and all the high hills, for every lofty tower and every fortified wall, for every trading ship and every stately vessel. The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day, and the idols will totally disappear. Men will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. In that day men will throw away to the rodents and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship. They will flee to caverns in the rocks and to the overhanging crags from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?

The superstitions of men will attempt to come against the Spirit of the Lord. The Lord will arise to shake the earth. The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled. Stop trusting in man who has but a breath in his nostrils, of what account is he? The superstitions of man are a disguise of evil. The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled). All the evil that they trust in will fail them soon. The Lord Jesus Christ is exalted at God's right hand. He rules everything God has created. The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. What He says will happen on earth. What He wills for all man will come to pass. His day is here.

Christformation from the Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel 37:1-14
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’”

Many will rise up with the life of Christ fully formed in them. Their trust will be in the Lord and they will obey the leading of the Spirit of the Lord.What seemed impossible for them with their own strength will occur within them through God's Spirit. What seemed impossible to man will occur with the demonstration of God's power in all who believe, love and obey Christ for the heavenly Father's glory.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Trampled Pasture and Muddied Water

Ezekiel 34:17-19
New International Version (NIV)
“‘As for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats. Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?

Have some fear for the Shepherd of God's flock. There is only one flock and one shepherd of God. Why do you ever think that the pasture and the water belongs to you and you can do anything as you wish to them? Is it not enough that you have enough to eat and drink? Must you also intention evil on what others have the right to feed on? Are you beginning to assume the role of the Great Shepherd, when you know you are not one?

Are You Promoting Sin or the Righteousness of Christ?

Philippians 3:1-14
Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless. But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

If you are not promoting the righteousness of Christ, you will be promoting sin without you knowing it. You have the sinful nature of the Devil in you to overcome but were just careless about it, so the Devil will use the space you give him to promote himself through you. The advice for you here is; wake-up from your sleep! Or else, your house will be fully occupied and taken over by the enemy, if you do not rise up in time and attack the enemy. The righteousness of Christ is supposed to be formed in you and if you do not make every effort towards it, then you will be found to have been careless like the 'five foolish virgins' in Matthew 25. You have been careless about filling yourself with full Christformation through your obedience to God the Holy Spirit. Apostle Paul says, I don't care about gaining anything from this world because they are all of the quality of garbage that is to disposed of. "I'm more concerned about gaining Christ fully in me", he says.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Only Two Choices For Three Generations

Ezekiel 18:3-4
New King James Version (NKJV)
“As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel. “ Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.

God wants all three immediate generations to live obeying Him. Grandfather,son and grandson are required to obey God. If anyone of them do not obey God, then they will be answerable for their own sins. The two choices He gives is either you obey Him and reap blessings or disobey Him and reap curses for sins. However, God always allows some time for you to repent when you have fallen into sin. You should return to Him as soon as you realize you have sinned and not wait as you take His grace for granted.

Ezekiel 18:5-32
New International Version (NIV)
“Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right. He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife or have sexual relations with a woman during her period. He does not oppress anyone, but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked. He does not lend to them at interest or take a profit from them. He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly between two parties. He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign LORD. “Suppose he has a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these other things(though the father has done none of them): “He eats at the mountain shrines. He defiles his neighbor’s wife. He oppresses the poor and needy. He commits robbery. He does not return what he took in pledge. He looks to the idols. He does detestable things. He lends at interest and takes a profit. Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head. “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things: “He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel.

He does not defile his neighbor’s wife. He does not oppress anyoneor require a pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked. He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor and takes no interest or profit from them. He keeps my laws and follows my decrees. He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people. “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them. “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? “But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die. “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust?

If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. Yet the Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust? “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

You may argue that this scripture above is taken from the Old Testament and it does not apply to us. It does! You may ask, how? This is how.....

Romans 8:1-17
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Take Off Your Sandals.

Exodus 3:1-6
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

Moses are you ready for your tough ministry ahead of you? Then, take off your sandals. You are standing on holy ground where I too stand with you, but please maintain a distance with Me because I AM the LORD, your GOD. The idea is we will move and act together by faith and not by sight. That's how I worked with Abraham,Issac and Jacob who are your patriarchs. Shall we do this together? The LORD asked Moses. Do what together LORD, Moses asked? Here it is.....

Exodus 3:7-10
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

God is not blind,deaf or dumb as many of us think He is. He sees the misery that arises among men, especially when there is wickedness involved. God is concerned about our suffering that arises out of the wickedness of evil men. He does not just sit there doing nothing. He comes down to rescue us from wickedness, from time to time. God hears our genuine cries and He recognises oppression and suppression as wickedness. He sends the necessary help we need for deliverance from evil men.

Matthew 11:28-30
New King James Version (NKJV)
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

The journey from Egypt to Canaan is a picture of the spiritual Christformation journey today.
The invitation above from Christ our Lord is for you to come out of Egypt to be freed from the bondage of sin. Canaan is the picture of full Christformation in you. True rest comes from being freed from the grips of the sinful nature. You can be freed. Only the Lord Jesus Christ can set you free from the sinful nature of the Devil in you, when you come to Him humbly and are willing to be obedient to Him. Below is the record of another man who was told to remove his sandals. You know what ministry was ahead of him.

Joshua 5:13-15
New International Version (NIV)
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” The commander of the LORD’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Friday, November 25, 2011

It is Mine to Avenge; I Will Repay,”Says The LORD

Romans 12:19-21
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

You cannot overcome evil by returning evil. You have to return good for evil. If you return evil for evil then there will be more evil on earth. Just ponder on this for a moment and refrain from returning evil on those who do evil to you. God who is just and holy knows what to do with evil. Make room for His righteous and upright wrath. He knows how to turn men away from sin. He has been in this for the past 6000 years or so, since Adam and Eve first fell into sin. For Cain, Adam and Eve's evil son, who killed Abel his brother out of jealousy, God was just towards him. We can read that in book of Genesis in the whole of chapter 4. But, think of the consequences of living in sin. Just pause and think after reading that chapter. After you have pondered on that deeply, now ponder carefully on the given passage below.

2 Samuel 21:1-6
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During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the LORD. The LORD said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.” The king summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not a part of Israel but were survivors of the Amorites; the Israelites had sworn to spare them, but Saul in his zeal for Israel and Judah had tried to annihilate them.) David asked the Gibeonites, “What shall I do for you? How shall I make amends so that you will bless the LORD’s inheritance?” The Gibeonites answered him, “We have no right to demand silver or gold from Saul or his family, nor do we have the right to put anyone in Israel to death.” “What do you want me to do for you?” David asked. They answered the king, “As for the man who destroyed us and plotted against us so that we have been decimated and have no place anywhere in Israel, let seven of his male descendants be given to us to be killed and exposed before the LORD at Gibeah of Saul—the LORD’s chosen one.” So the king said, “I will give them to you.”

David was put in a very difficult situation. He was the king of the land where injustice was practiced by the past king, king Saul. As a result of king Saul's evil rule, king David had to settle matters that regard injustice and unfairness for the people of his land. He talked to the affected people. But before he talked to them, it was the LORD who had alerted him of this gross injustice. The LORD brought three years of continuous famine. King David felt that there was something wrong and he sought the LORD in prayer. Sure enough, the famine was sent by the LORD to signal the unresolved injustice in the land. King David upon hearing the injustice done to them made peace with the people (the Gibeonites). They sought revenge from the LORD against Saul's house and they got it through king David. This is a lesson where we should learn that God knows everthing that is going on here, on this earth. Every injustice is taken into consideration by God. He waits for the right time for a man like king David to come into power. God is in control of everything on earth but it may seem as though He is not. Don't be fooled, you would have to give account to God , one day. Never think in your heart that you could do as you please, this earth and everything in it , is His!
There will be a day of vengeance and a year of retribution from the LORD and you will not be able to escape from Him.

Isaiah 34:8
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For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Biggest Question or Mark?

Isaiah 59:6-8
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Their cobwebs are useless for clothing; they cannot cover themselves with what they make. Their deeds are evil deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands. Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are evil thoughts; ruin and destruction mark their ways. The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks in them will know peace

The biggest question mark is, who you belong to? Like a tree that shows no marks of its fruitfulness until it is harvest time,we do not know who belongs to the Lord and who really don't. Anyway, harvest time is coming soon! Our mouths can claim the heavens but what are we marked out for? Ruin and destruction or eternal life and peace in Christ? Is the mark of the beast or the mark of the name of Jesus found on you? If you live obeying the sinful nature of the Devil then the mark of the beast will be found on you. If you have Christformation in you, there will be the permanent mark of Jesus on you. By the way, '666' is the mark of maturity of the sinful nature of the Devil in you. That would mean you have obeyed the sinful nature of the Devil in you to the maximum. The full fruitage of sinful living will show through you. If you choose to obey the sinful nature of the Devil in you to the maximum, you must be ready to face the eternal consequences of your own willful actions.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
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Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Day When The LORD Listened to A Man

Joshua 10:12-14
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On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a man. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel!

There are many instances where God had listened to man but this one is special. Joshua had asked God for something that none of us would dare ask for. To ask for the sun and moon to stand still for nearly twenty four hours.The record showed no one had dared ask God for such a thing as this. What was the reason Joshua had asked for this impossible thing? "Till the nation avenges itself on its enemies".The enemies were five nations that had united to attack Israel. Surely Joshua needed the help of the Lord. Justified reason! God listened to Joshua and fought for Israel with His power and majesty as the God of the universe. What have you to say about this? Amazing God of the universe, right? He is there when you really need Him!

But, why Joshua? Joshua was a man who saw everything God's way while they were in the wilderness and when he had spied the land that they were about to enter. Except for Caleb, all the other ten spies who had spied the land brought negative reports about the people who lived there but Joshua and Caleb saw everything through their eyes of faith in God. Joshua's faith in God pleased Him. He was chosen to succeed Moses because of His faith and obedience to God.Here, Joshua was just obeying God, warring in Gibeon and Valley of Aijalon. Anything done out of faith and obedience to God honours Him. Therefore, God was on the side of Joshua.

Joshua 14:6-8
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Now the men of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and me. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, but my brothers who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt with fear. I, however, followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly.

Friday, November 11, 2011

God is Sovereign over the Kingdoms of Men

Daniel 5:20-24
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But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like cattle; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets over them anyone he wishes. “But you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.

God speaks but when He knows they won't listen, He writes it down as His decree. King Nebuchadnezzar thought that no one could oppose or overthrow him now. He did not know that God opposes the proud and overthrows the wicked. In God's eyes, you are considered proud and arrogant when you do not acknowledge Him to be the Most High God who is sovereign over the kingdoms of men. When you start thinking that you own everything in this world and no one can terminate your service or replace you, that is when you have become proud and arrogant.Nebuchadnezzar had thought that no one could challenge his authority for he had at one time taken captive of even God's own people. He became proud and arrogant.Little did he know that God was watching him closely. He thought he could do just anything he wanted and get away with it.Not for long though!

As proud as Nebuchadnezzar was, he was abased to the position of the lowest of all animals- a grass eating cattle. His mind was transformed into the mind of a grass eating cattle. Was this possible? Why not! He ate grass like cattle and lived with donkeys.This tells us that nothing is impossible with God. He can change anyone to be anything, if one's heart becomes proud and arrogant when he or she will start doing things as though they were soveriegn over the kingdoms of men. Until he learned that God alone is sovereign over the kingdoms of men, he was so lowly abased before men. He was once living like an emperor and now the lowest of all animals, not even better than the lowliest of all men. This should remind you of Lucifer, who was once the highest of all God's angels and how he was turned into the lowliest, a dust eating serpent. You have to pay a heavy penalty if your heart becomes proud and arrogant towards God which translates into evil actions before man. You will show no respect towards God and His things when you are proud and arrogant in heart and mind.

What about his son, Belshazzar? Do you think he learnt any thing from his father? No, 'like father, like son'. Belshazzar, like his father was proud and arrogant too. He knew what had happenend to his father but he never learned anything from it. Probabaly the pride came from the capture of God's own people. He thought that their God was as the people he had taken into captivity. No it was God who had willed this for His people so that they would turn from their sinful living. Belshazzar dared to challenge the great God who had created heaven and earth and the whole universe. He did not honour the God who had willed all these. Instead, he gave the praises to images he had made to be his god. In his drunkeness, he did not respect God. He was slain on the same day he had received this rebuke from God's prophet Daniel, after he had described the inscription on the wall to Belshazzar. God is to be feared.

Even if you are the next great Pharoah, you ought to rever the God who is sovereign over the kingdoms of men. Exercise some fear for Him because we know what had happenened to the great Pharoah in the end.

Isaiah 61:11
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For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Many False Prophets Will Appear

Matthew 24:10-12
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At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

At a time when there is an increase of wickedness, we have witnessed the love of most people become cold. There is that growing mistrust because of betrayal and hatred for each other. Truthfulness is visibly lacking. People do not know who they should trust and not trust. In the first place, why do people have to place their trust on fellow man, when they can place their trust in God. God cannot be seen, so it is safer for them to place their trust in man. If life is just about survival on earth, then it will be okay to trust in fellow man, but life isn't just about survival. What is it then?

Ecclesiastes 3:11
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He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Life is about eternity. This is what many are not aware of. Many just choose to live a temporal life, not wanting to know where we each one of us are eventually headed to. There is that personal freedom of choice deep inside of us, even though we do not admit it openly, for fear of persecution of men. Our eyes are narrowly focused unto fellow man because we cannot see God. Yes, I admit it is not easy to see God but it is easier to claim that you have seen God. If we have seen God we would not behave in the same way we do today. So, we take a lousy short-cut to life. We just trust anyone who claims that they have seen or heard from God. The problem here is we can never see or hear from God until He wants to reveal Himself to us. So it is not about seeing or hearing God but about believing in Him even though you do not get a chance to see or hear Him.

John 20:27-29
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Then Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

When it comes to God, if you only believe when you see, then there is a possiblity of you seeing the wrong thing for the right one. One can believe in God even without having the need to see Him first for this is faith in God. You do not have to see the like of Him to believe in Him. Some still insist on seeing the like of Him to believe in Him. This won't be necessary if you have the faith of God in you. In this way, you would not be easily deceived.
In fact, this is how many false prophets will appear suddenly. This unbelief of God is from the sinful nature of the Devil in you. The Devil who has sowed this unbelief through his sinful nature in you, will introduce these short-cuts to you. These short-cuts are the false prophets.You do not need to seek God yourself but you can go through these false prophets who are his agents to destroy your faith in God

Hebrews 11:1
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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Through your faith in Christ, you should be hoping for full Christformation in you. You must be certian that when you believe in Him, you will be filled with Him in everway so that God the Father will be pleased with you. For this to occur in you, you will have to obey God the Holy Spirit who dwells in you and not just anyone who claims to be a prophet of God. This is God's provision for you- God the Holy Spirit to lead you to full Christformation. Prophets of God are there but they too trust in God the Holy Spirit to lead them on earth. They do nothing on their own.

Luke 11:13
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If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Always remember that the five-fold ministers of God are led by God the Holy Spirit to assist you with Christformation in you to its fullest. If that doesn't occur in you and something else strange or worldly is being introduced to you, WATCH-OUT! for they haven't heard from the Great Shepherd of God's flock-The Lord Jesus Christ and this could spell danger for your faith in Christ that should result with full Christformation in you. You must be led by God the Holy Spirit to be watchful and careful of the spirit of the False Prophet.

Revelation 16:12-14
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The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty

Monday, November 7, 2011

Living a Life of Falsehood

Proverbs 30:7-8
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“Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

Your daily bread can only come from God. Poverty and riches that come as a result of you living a life of falsehood will bring along the curses of God with it. When you choose to keep on obeying the sinful nature of the Devil in you but still claim you know God, you will be living a life of falsehood. We know the consequences of choosing such a path.

Revelation 22:14-15
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“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

The right to 'eat' from the Tree of Life is Christformation in you. You have to 'eat' daily through your obedience to all that Christ our Lord had commanded. You will live on Mt. Zion if you do this. Outside of Mt.Zion, will be those who love and practice falsehood. Falsehood produces the above sins that God detests such as witchcraft, sorcery, idolatry, murder and all forms of sexual immorality. If you love and practice falsehood, you will love and practice all these sins too.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Greatest Sin

1 John 1:10
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If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

We have committed the greatest sin when we call God a liar through our actions that proceed from the sinful nature of the Devil in us and yet not admit it to Him. What we claim to be may not be what we really are. If you claim you have not sinned when you know you really had, then you do not have the fear of God in you. You are calling God a liar. You will be committing one sin after another and yet not admit it to God that you have sinned, if you do not have the fear of God in you.

You had thought in your heart that God is blind like a human sculpture. You are claiming that God cannot see your sins that you commit wilfully when He actually can. Aren't you a great liar through your actions? Do you think that there would be place for God's word or truth in your life when you are a liar yourself but deliberately call God a liar instead? This deception comes from the sinful nature of the Devil in you.

John 8:43-45
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Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!

The greatest sin that proceeds out of the sinful nature of the Devil is lies. The Devil is the father of all lies. So, if you keep obeying the sinful nature of the Devil in you but still claim that you believe in God, you are the greatest liar on earth and God is not the liar but you are! There will be no place for God's word to be formed in you as long as you are that great liar in God's eyes.

Revelation 21:8
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But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Monday, October 31, 2011

You Have No Room for My Word

John 8:34-37New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word.

Only the Lord Jesus Christ can set you free from slavery to the sinful nature of the Devil in you. The only reason why there is no room for God's word to be formed in you is that; the sinful nature of the Devil has fully claimed ownership over it and you are fully its slave. All the rooms of your heart are filled with it. You could only do evil as a result and never could for a moment have good thoughts or desires in your heart. The sinful nature of the Devil have fully overcome you and therefore, all your actions are only misdeeds of that evil nature.

You can be freed from the sinful nature of the Devil in you and it will only be by the Word being formed in you. That Word is Jesus Christ, who is Word made flesh so that all flesh that obeys the Word will become like the Word with all His divine natures formed in them. Our sonship to God can only come through Christ our Lord because He is the Firstborn of God. All those who love and obey Christ will be re-created in His likeness. If we belong to Him, we will be like Him in everyway. If we don't, we will look like Adam with the Enemy of God filled in him.

Jeremiah 22:13-17
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“Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his countrymen work for nothing, not paying them for their labor. He says, ‘I will build myself a great palace with spacious upper rooms.’ So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar and decorates it in red. “Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well.
Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD. “But your eyes and your heart
are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion.”

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Working your Land with Diligent Hands

Hebrews 6:7-8
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Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

What you produce out of your faith in Christ will determine what you would deserve in the end- blessings or curses of God. You have to carefully decide how to make every effort towards full Christformation in you. Without Christformation in you, I do not see how you could be useful to those whom it is farmed. If there isn't Christformation growing in you, there will be thorns and thistles growing within you then. Thorns and thistles grow inside when you obey the sinful nature of the Devil in you. When you obey all that Christ had commanded, Christformation will grow in you.If the soil is a good soil, it will absorb the rain that the Heavenly Father provides. He provides us God the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us towards full Christformation. You have to allow God the Holy Spirit fully into your life before you could work out your salvation with fear and trembling. How will the fear and trembling come; except through God's word. God's word comes as a seed and grows in you. God's Word is Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 1:14New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Only the Lord Jesus Christ can bring this fear of the Lord into you. This fear of the Lord comes as a seed and grows in you as you obey God's word. The Word became flesh so that every flesh that believes,welcomes and obeys this Word into his life will become more and more like the Word. The Word will be formed in you through your obedience to that Word revealed to you by God's Spirit. God the Holy Spirit reveals the divine natures of Christ that is to be formed in you. Through your obedience to Him, they will be formed in you.You have to work your land with diligence with the help of God the Holy Spirit. You cannot work out Christformation in you with your own strength. You have to obey His leading and guidance at every step of the way towards full Christformation in you.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Reward for Waiting

Psalm 130:5-7
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I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.

There are three kinds of examples of those who are rewarded for waiting patiently:

1) The hardworking farmer who waits for his crops.

2) The pregnant mother who waits patiently to deliver her child.

3) The watchman who waits patiently for the morning to come.

Have you ever thought why full redemption is with the Lord? Could it mean that there is a half or a third of redemption, or even a quarter? Is there a 30% or 60% or 100% of redemption with God? Could the child be aborted or could it not survive the pregnancy at all? What could make the child ready for a safe delivery? Who or what could make the difference in all of these end-results? What relevance does Christformation have with these end results?

The farmer and the pregnant mother could alter the end-results of their waiting by being careless or foolish because the end-results would still depend on human effort. Half of the help is from God and the other half is the effort of the farmer or the pregnant mother. Whereas, the breaking of the day is totally in the hands of Lord.The faithfulness of the morning is in His hands. He causes the sun to shine on the earth and calls it, day. He causes the moon to shine faithfully to call it, night. But the watchman could fall asleep and yet the morning would come. He could still be caught sleeping even when the sun had arisen. The watchman who watches faithfully will welcome the faithful breaking of day.

Full redemption is full Christformation in you. If you are foolish and careless about Christformation in you, even though you had believed in Christ, you may not have full redemption in you. You must wake-up from your sleep and slumber to 'watch and wait' for full Christformation in you. Like the 'Wise virgins' in the parable of the 'foolish and wise virgins' in Matthew chapter 25, you must do all you can to be ready with full Christformation in you before Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom returns to earth. You must be like the hardworking farmer and the caring mother who is pregnant to see the end-result of full Christformation in you. You must be careful and wise about Christformation in you and not be found sleeping when He comes.

He wants to give you full redemption or full Christformation in you. Do you really want this? Are you making every effort towards full Christformation in you before its too late?You cannot afford to be careless about full Christformation in you. You have to sow with tears before you could reap full Christformation in you with eternal joy. You have to obey the leading of God's Spirit in you for full Christformation in you. You should not be careless about this, if you truly desire full Christformation in you.

Matthew 5:6
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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

God's Powerhouse.

Hebrews 1:3
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The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

God's powerhouse is the Lord Jesus Christ and He is at God's right hand now. There is no other powerhouse in heaven, on earth or even underneath the earth. Everything starts from there and everything is for Him.Thats how God the Father had made it to be. Without Him there would be nothing existing. All of God's authority has been placed on Him. There is no one more powerful than Him besides God the Father in heaven, on earth, or even underneath the earth. Who can come against this powerhouse?

Romans 8:37-39
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No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord is one of the greatest power that fills God's right hand. The relationship between God and His right hand is the love of God. The love of God cannot be compared to anything else in this universe. Only this love of God can defeat all evil and The Devil. The love of God is something that can never be found in the Devil or the demons. It will be imposible to find any in them or those who do not belong to Christ our Lord. The love of God is one of the greatest divine nature of Christ and the Heavenly Father. For us who believe and love Christ, it is shed abroad in our hearts by God the Holy Spirit. This divine nature of Christ must be formed in us. We must obey the leading of God the Holy Spirit within us in order that this divine nature of Christ be formed in us. Once formed in us no one can separate us from that love of God in Christ Jesus. Thats why the Lord said, if you love me, you will obey Me or my commamdments. Do not ever expect to find this love of God in those who hate Christ our Lord. You will never find in them. Those who hate Christ will never obey His commandments and for such people, God has this to say:

John 14:24
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He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

If you were to ask me which is the best place to be at all times, I would say waitng and watching at the doorway to God's powerhouse. That will be at God's right hand.That's the best place place to be at anytime of the day! You may ask, what is there? Let's look at this verse below.

Proverbs 8:34
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Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

It will be not easy for anyone to "wait and watch" at the doorway of God's powerhouse which is at God's right hand. He must be desiring to listen to God and His Christ carefully. Anyway, 'listen' here means obey. Blessed is everyone who obeys Christ and all that He had commanded us. This will bring him or her to God's right hand when he or she chooses to 'wait and watch' at the doorway of God's powerhouse to hear what He has to say to us. He is the Great Shepherd and we must be able to hear what He is saying to us all the time. Didn't the apostle Paul advise us to do the same in the verse below.

Colossians 3:1-3
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Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light

Psalm 119:129-136
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Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts. Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees. Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.

Obeying God is different from obeying man. God's decrees and statutes are righteous all the time while man's may shift. Man's decrees and statutes may be kind on one day and cruel on another. Man are always experimenting with what they know but not so with God. He does not need to experiment on humans. God never changes but man do, because of the sinful nature of the Devil in them. We should fully obey God's statutes and decrees and never should we obey the sinful nature of the Devil in us. For example, If God says, love is patient, you have to obey and be patient by trusting in the power of God's Spirit in you. He is there to produce patience in you when you obey Him. If God says love is kind, you have to be kind by the power of God's Spirit in you, not by your own strength though.

When God unfolds His words to us, we will not be in the dark about His decrees and statutes. What He wants us to do will be made clear to us when we obey Him. Step by step He will lead and guide us with the help of God the Holy Spirit in us. We need not fear the power of sin when we fully obey Him. Sin cannot rule over us. The Devil would want to rule over us by the power of sin. Sin can never rule over you, when you obey God's word. Men or systems of man can only oppress you when you do not fully obey God. Remember, the Old Testament 70 year captivity to the Babylonians? This should serve as a reminder to us.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ

We know that evildoers will not see the light. For them, darkness will seem as light, as they delight themselves in wickedness. This will be their delusion that will eventually destroy them. The wicked are denied this light that comes from the unfolding of God's words. God's Son who is the Word of God reveals all things of the Heavenly Father to us through His Spirit in us. The wicked who do delight in doing evil will be denied of this light. Their 'upraised arm' is their hands that delight to do evil. God will break this arms and render them powerless before the righteous of the Lord.

Job 38:15
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The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

He Spoke to Them from the Pillar of Cloud

Psalm 99:6-7
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them. He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.

God does not speak with no message in it. If He speaks there is surely a timely message that will be useful to those who hear it. God speaks His statutes and decrees. His statutes and decrees are to be obeyed by those who hear it. His statutes and decrees are not for exhibitional purpose. They are to be obeyed by those whom He had intended it for. God does not simply speak. He speaks when there is someone genuinely calling upon the Lord. He answers them and speaks to them. He does not speak when there is no genuineness of calling upon Him.

Today, God speaks through His beloved Son who is the Word of God. It is the demonstration of the power of God the Holy Spirit in you, if you could hear His voice. That's the Great Shepherd's voice. When His sheep hear it they will follow Him.

John 10:14-16
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

John 10:3-6
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.

In fact, disobedience to the Lord will lead you to the stranger. The stranger is out there to mislead you down the path of destruction. Are you carefully listening to the Great Shepherd's voice and obeying Him? Following Him is obeying Him till the end. The sheep who obey the Great Shepherd's voice and follow His leading will run away from the stranger, meaning that, he will run away from obeying the sinful nature of the Devil in him and follow the Great Shepherd towards full Christformation in him. Why did Moses, Aaron and Samuel keep the statutes and decrees that God gave them. Because they too, desired Christformation in them. They knew that obeying God's statutes and decrees will produce Christformation in them, even though they had not seen Him. They had only heard of Him and seen the semblance of Him in all that they had experienced.

Would the Lord Jesus Christ Do This?

2 Samuel 11:15-16
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In it he wrote, “Put Uriah in the front line where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.” So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were.

No, He would not do this as there was no sin in Jesus Christ our Lord even though He was tempted just as you and I are tempted. King David was different. Even though he loved God, he still sinned. In King David's life, one sin led to another. He was bound by the sinful nature of the Devil in him. Sometimes we claim that we are serving the Lord but actually we have been only serving the sinful nature of the Devil in us, just like King David.

Read the whole chapter of that passage and you will understand what I am saying here.
King David was pointing to the coming King. You will read from the whole chapter how God viewed the sin of King David. He was tempted by the sight of the bathing Bathsheba. He fell to that temptation and commited adultery with her. One man is to have only one wife. Remember, one Eve was created for one Adam but of course, with the sinful nature of the Devil in them, they weren't satisfied. Eve saw that the life that is not satisfied with one was more pleasurable. More pleasing to the sinful nature of the Devil in them. King David did not stop there. As soon as he had received the news that Bathsheba was made pregnant through him, he planned for the murder of Bathsheba's husband, Uriah. He made Joab as the accomplice in this premeditated murder. Uriah died being in the front line of war.In this way, they would not have to account for his death. How clever? Not so!

But, God saw all these and brought His swift judgement on David, Bathsheba and Joab.
Just because you are placed in power over others, does not mean that you could do whatever you liked and get away with it. That whatever 'you liked' might not be what God liked. That whatever you liked came from the sinful nature of the Devil in you.
So, who have you been serving, God or the Devil? King David knew that he needed the King of kings in his life, The Lord Jesus Christ to save him from being in bondage to the sinful nature of the Devil in him, after he was judged for the horrible sin he had committed.He cried , repented and sought to be freed from the sinful nature of the Devil in him. So, he became a singer expressing his sorrows in a song to the Lord.

Psalm 38
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
A psalm of David. A petition.

O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me. Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly. I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning. My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart. All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes. My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away. Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception. I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth; I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply. I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God. For I said, “Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips.” For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me. I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous.Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God. Come quickly to help me,
O Lord my Savior.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Who will rise up for Me?

Psalm 94:16
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?

Will all those who fear the Lord rise up against those who don't, for their's and the good of others around them? It's about time for us to rise up against the wicked and take an open stand against evildoers. God frustrates all the evil plans and schemes of the wicked. He stops evildoers from spreading sinful living among men. Why would He call upon all those who love and obey Him to rise up and make a stand against those who hate Him? Because, He himself is against them.

1 Samuel 2:8-10
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; upon them he has set the world. He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails; those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder against them from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth.

Do not let it ever cross your mind that God is not doing anything about the wicked of the earth. It will be like saying, He isn't going to do anything about the Devil and the fallen angels. He will surely bring to a drastic end all His enemies.God allows time for everything. If He allows the rain, He will allow sunshine too. You will experience times of refreshings and times of dryness on this earth. God allows the wicked to live as though they own the earth for a while. He will observe to what extent they claim ownership of this world even though it isn't theirs. They did not create it. They cannot maintain it but they claim ownership over it. How silly, when they can't even create a particle of sand! Those who fear the Lord will appear like 'lamb for the slaughter' in the eyes of the wicked but not for long. We will live to see their punishment that will come from the Lord.

Psalm 91:7-8
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Eleventh Hour, Come Believiing....

Matthew 20:5-7
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
So they went. “He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

The door is still open for Christformation in you, but remember it is a "narrow door" that you need to make every effort to enter. Many will try entering the path of Christformation with their own strength without having to obey the leading of God the Holy Spirit but it will bring them no where. They will go only in circles never having any Christformation in themselves. Remember, Christformation only occurs in you when you obey all that Christ had commanded. The day is nearing where the ownwer of the house will get up to close the door of Christformation in you. When it is already too late to put in every effort towards Christformation in you, when the door is already closed, you may cry asking for more time but it will be over for you.

When there was ample of chances and time for you to know Christ's divine natures and allow them to be formed in you through your obedience to His word, you blew it away by turning to know and try the pleasures and passions of the sinful nature of the Devil in you instead.And now when the door is closed, you cry, "open the door". If you did not make every effort to know the divine natures of Christ, the length, the depth, the height and width of it and allow them to be formed in you, will it not be right for Christ our Lord to say to you,‘I don’t know you or where you come from.?'He is a just God and the foundations of His throne in heaven are made up righteousness and justice but here you are doing all the evil you can on earth. Musn't His will in heaven be done on earth? You have taken what He had said lightly.

Luke 13:23-25
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

Do Not Think Evil of Others

Zechariah 7:10
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.’

The days of greed and emergence of every evil desire is here. Oppression imposed on the vulnerable is growing because of greed and emergence of every evil desire on earth. The mind, if it is not transformed into the mind of Christ, it will think evil of others. How does the mind(soul) get transformed into the mind of Christ? It is through Christformation in your born again spirit. But, how does Christformation occur in your born again spirit? Again, how does Christformation in your born again spirit bring about transformation of your mind into the mind of Christ fully? What happens after you have full Christformation in your born again spirit which has successfully transformed your mind into the mind of Christ fully? What will all these lead to? All these questions will be answered in the book 'Christformation in you'soon.

For the time being I would like to take a break with this question: How can you not think evil of each other, if Christ has not been formed in you? God detests the thoughts of the wicked. He knows the thoughts of the wicked are useless. They do not benefit anyone. Not even themselves!

Psalms 94:10-11 New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?
The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Flee the Evil Desires of Youth

2 Timothy 2:21-23
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.

Quarrelling is the way of youth. When I was a youth, I remember quarelling a lot. I wanted my way so I would just quarell with anyone who was attempting to stop me from doing the things i felt like doing. Does this sound familiar? We hear this statement very often, don't we? "Flee the evil desires of youth" means put to death the misdeeds of the sinful nature in you which urges you to misuse and abuse your body, mind and spirit. Make every effort to please God the Holy Spirit's leading in you and do not follow the overpowering desires of the sinful nature of the Devil in you.

If you are caught in a temptation, run from it! If you walked into it, turn back and run! Remember what you are after in life. You are suppose to be after full Christformation in you and why are you taking diversions? Pursue the divine natures of Christ so that they be formed in you. They can only be formed in you, when you obey the Lord Jesus Christ. A pure heart can only come from a heart that obeys all that Christ had commanded. Stupid and foolish arguments produces quarrels and how can your heart be pure if you are involved in it? You should run away and not be a part of anything that would make your heart impure.

Proverbs 4:13-15
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Spending What You Get on Your Pleasures

James 4:1-3
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

God knows all the hidden motives of your heart. You cannot fool Him like you always fool men. If you only live to please the sinful nature of the Devil in you, God knows it! God is aware of, how you brush aside His Spirit in you, when it comes to obedience. He knows why you kill and covet,quarrel and fight. You have only been living according to the desires and passions of the sinful nature of the Devil in you, although you claim otherwise. You can fool man but you cannot fool God. You have always filled your mind with the thoughts of how you could spend what you get on your pleasures.

You are not the only one who is battling with evil desires, many peoople are. It is what you choose to do in this battle that will make the difference. Do you obey God the Holy Spirit in you or the evil desires that originate from the sinful nature of the Devil in you? You should decide and be ready for the consequences of your own actions. You will be rewarded with full Christformatiion in you when you obey the leading of God the Holy Spirit.
But, when you decide to spend all your resources and strength on all that God has given you to please the sinful nature of the Devil in you, then there will be no Christformation in you.

Romans 8:12-17
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba,Father. ”The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

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Galatians 4:19
Christ must be formed in you....

Welcome to the diligenthands of the Christformation prophet

Welcome to this prophetic writings blog that warns and saves lives from eternal condemnation as a result of continual sinning. Overcoming sinful living is the objective of the prophet. Diligently writing down of every timely warning to avoid catastrophic disaster by the fruit of our sinful living.

The fierce wind that blows away the bad fruit may also unintendedly throw to the ground, good fruit because they grow on the same ground. If forewarned, the good fruit could safely grow on solid ground and be well guarded and escape the wrath that they don't deserve.

Romans 16:25-27
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him— to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.