Ilumination

Earning Heaven

October 15, 2020

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The toughest battles I have ever fought were battles between what I knew and what I felt. I see divine truth as stated in God’s word, but sometimes my feelings say something else. I see God’s word says that if I believe in Jesus who died for my sin and was raised for my justification, then I have salvation by faith, without works. But I don’t always feel saved. I have to learn to ignore my feelings and focus on Jesus. I see God’s high standard of walking in holiness and consecration, yet I find that sometimes I have to fight my feeling so it can conform to God’s standard. I see God’s word tells me of my permanent victory in Christ, of my greatness in Him, but I have to force my feelings to agree in the face of staggering oppositions. I see God’s word tells me the gifts of the Spirit are mine, that the sick will be healed through my hands, but I have to bring my mind into subjection to it and insist until it complies to the truth of God’s word. I think this is a fight I must keep fighting and keep winning as I walk on in my Christian faith. When the feeling of sickness attacks me, the feeling of sorrow, the feeling of pain, the sense of loss or lack, and all the challenges of this life, I have to insist on God’s word, inspite of how I feel. God’s word alone is truth. Anything contrary is a lie. I have come to realize that my circumstances and feelings will not always automatically agree with or reflect what God’s word says, so I fight to ensure it aligns to God’s word. I believe this is an honourable fight for the sons of God on earth. I think we will keep engaging in this fight until we put off this body of flesh. I believe this will be the basis of our eternal reward on that day. So dear believer, fight! 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

The level of your spiritual understanding and maturity influences how you pray and how you react to challenges. For example: Brother A read If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5. And he prayed thus: “Father, according to James 1:5, I ask you to give me wisdom in Jesus’ Name.” Brother B read the following scriptures: But of him are ye in CHRIST JESUS, WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Corinthians 1:30. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8. WHEREIN HE HATH ABOUNDED T OWARD US IN ALL WISDOM AND PRUDENCE; Ephesians 1:7-8. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, Ephesians 3:10. IN WHOM (CHRIST) ARE HID ALL THE TREASURES OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE. Colossians 2:3. 9. For in him (Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10. AND YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power: Colossians 2:9-10. And prayed “Father, I thank You because I do not lack wisdom. Christ is my wisdom. In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,and Christ Is in me and I am one spirit with Him. I therefore declare that the wisdom of God finds expression through me all the time. Glory Hallelujah!” Taiwo Akinyemi

JESUS IS THE PROBLEM! Not hyper grace preachers! Not eternal salvation preachers! Jesus is the problem! I didn’t give you eternal life. If John 3.16 had said you have temporary life, I would have preached it, Jesu n’gbo. I didn’t die for your sins eternally. If Hebrews 10 has said Jesus’ blood paid for sins till your next unconfessed sin, I would have preached it sir. Jesus caused the trouble! By my natural temperament, I am a tough person, and sometimes can be wicked (depending on the context). You think I like people in heaven? Lols If heaven is so cheap, those of us who labour everyday to make it have no pride. It will make sense to see just 3000 of us in heaven so I can watch the rest of you roast in hell, especially those of you who hate me so much, and never appreciate anything I do. But Jesus is the problem! He is the one who died for all men even when they hated Him! He is the one who gave His Spirit forever to everyone who believes. He is the one who intercedes forever at the right hand of God. He is the one who saves to the uttermost! Jesus is the problem o! He is the one redeemed us eternally! He is the one who forgives all sins even when the sinner is busy committing more sins! Didn’t you hear what the psalmist say? Psalms 130:3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? Psalms 130:4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Psalms 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. Psalms 130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. again? Psalms 103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Psalms 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Jesus is the problem o! He is the one that sent all His prophets just to testify of His forgiveness! The Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. The Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. Jesus is the problem o! He is the one who advocated for a woman caught in the very act of adultery! He is the one who chased off all her accusers! He is the problem o! Show me a Jesus that marks iniquities and condemns sinners, and I will preach Him! 2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

JESUS IS THE PROBLEM!

Why do we preach Christ to Muslims? Many Muslims have better character than Christians. If heaven was by good character and salvation was earned by conducts, many Muslims will be seated with Christ before any believer in Christ draw close! The sad thing about the gospel many preach is they will tell you no matter what good an unbeliever does, ONLY JESUS IS THE WAY! Then when the unbeliever believes, they will tell him when he sins any little sin, he is going to hell if he doesn’t quickly confess or repent. It appears your eternity is far more definite when you are an unbeliever than when you believe in Christ. As an unbeliever, hell is sure! But as a believer, well, heaven depends on many variables. From how hard you can cry when you sin to your very thoughts to the conduct you engage in when the trumpet sounds to your last action before you die etc It is all a chaos of faith! John 3.16 is not believed by most preachers who preach it! The verse says the one who believe WILL NOT PERISH, HE HAS ETERNAL LIFE! Most preachers will tell you that, then tell you ten ways to make heaven. The funny thing is, we all know many people who offended us by their conduct one way or the other but rather than tell such of his or her wrong doing, we keep quiet and seeth! We expect that if the trumpet sounds such a person wouldn’t go to heaven because he or she offended us even if he or she doesn’t know he or she had erred! We call that the sin of omission and commission It is such a pity that our salvation would ever depend on anything other than Christ and that for us the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world didn’t do a complete job, we were left to clean up after him! If eternal life is not enough, then what is?! May God help our minds, it is well.

Revd Harrison Ayintete

I find myself playing catch up with time today, activities piled up and battling with the technology of the new phone I was given by my siblings to work with felt like writing JAMB. I had wanted to write about how i met Prophet Flow, the almost telepathic and synchronized mannerism of our spirits! I am troublesome and he is patient! I dislike order and things looking too put together! For me it has to be spontaneous, it has to be unpredictable! All the characteristics i listed above are the characteristics of a prophet. Priests were the orderly ones! The “I follow programme and I follow protocol kinds!” Prophet Femi is a rare kind of Prophet! Mildly tempered and quick to sue for mercy and peace. He is a brother and a friend! He lives and preaches the gospel He is a good example and he is transparent! Humble to a fault! The Holy Spirit is real and true! The deep indeed calls to the deep! The sons of the Last Adam were indeed Baptised into Him by the power of the Holy Spirit as one. He sent a message, I responded! We met and talked! His heart and my heart indeed yearned for the same thing! I bear witness to the world that he is my father’s son! Prophet Femi, I love you! I love you for your lack of “airs” and simplicity! I love you for recognizing and understanding the move of the Holy Spirit in all of us and calling us brothers. I know where you are coming from sir, a lineage of prophets and I see where you are going! The Holy Spirit has promised you a season of double of doubles of doubles! I see why! Blessed are the sons who follow your footsteps as you follow Christ. Happy Birthday Brother! You are a testament of His epistle in the midst of the sons of Men and the fellowship of the saints In light. You have embarked on his mission and He has perfected your walk! Happy birthday, my pastor

PS: I celebrate the Head of Mission, Theikos Doxa Evangelical Missions Prophet Femi Oladehin as he celebrates The date of his birth today, being the 15th day of October, 2020.

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