… An appraisal on the essence of WAITING ON THE LORD – FOR GOD

Dearly Beloved,

Somehow, I sometimes find myself forgetting names and scriptures, but one of the wisest sayings that has stuck with me for over a decade is this, “the true test of the strength of a man is in his ability to wait”. With a better understanding today, I can now add to that, “on the Lord – for God”.

If a believer has never faced a season where the Lord interrupts his arrangements – from one where he calls the shot or has control over things, to one where like Hebrew 11 saints, he doesn’t, he most likely still retains his former strength which is detrimental to his journeying unto God. Such new seasons is when we are helped to appreciate the leading of the Spirit (Rom. 8:14) like we never did; i.e. the profession of waiting on truths that fashioned Jesus to become the Christ and the Son of God (Matt. 16:16/26:63/Mk. 1:1/Jn. 6:69).

So as far as the east is from the west, so far is the reality of the above counsel from anyone who yet to be led by the Spirit. He has the strength to do many lawful things that can’t build the soul (1Cor. 6:12/1Cor. 10:23) but unlike Jesus, he hasn’t been empowered to do nothing but believe The Christ and then believe the Son of God (Jn. 5:30/Jn. 6:28-29/Jn. 20:31/1Jn. 5:1) – and as such, he is neither coming to God nor being made perfect (Heb. 6:1b/10:1c). His mentally-appealing plans and pursuits can’t be submitted for oversight or to faithful men, and rather than the Lord having the power of veto– he does.

When a chapter opens up to us were we consistently begin to hear truths that pertains to Christ and God, season has actually changed over our lives and the Lord would no longer wink at our ignorance or our inability to respond to His revelations. Trading with our previous light (darkness) would now come with consequences and we are the mercy of cutting down activities and busyness without that encumbers and limits us from being led by the Spirit.

In previous seasons, we are always involved in activities around sacrifices (1Sam. 15:22); exploits we can do without a grasp of the knowledge of Christ that Paul introduced the churches to; conversations that we ignorantly equate with obeying Christ which disobeys an unknown lifestyle in Christ. We do so forgetting that the wages of disobedience (of not obeying faith) further separates us from God, and comes at a pay-day that mostly isn’t month end, and also plans to rob us of being crowned with glory and honor at the appointed times ahead.

While waiting, nothing seem to be happening – in the eyes of natural/carnal men – but that is actually when we can get heaven’s attention and resources like never before! While not waiting, things seem to be happening – in the eyes of natural/carnal men – but that is when our souls are mostly involved in conversations/walks of no eternal value, which leaves us more disadvantaged.

Waiting on the Lordfor God became unnatural and alien to mankind after the fall, so God had to resurrect it in the New Testament as a lifelong process whereby we would gain back lost strength to our souls (Lk. 21:19) by replaced (renewing) our strength with His, and the fullness of this should see us being caught up to God after an uninterrupted walk with the Lord (Heb. 11:5/Rev. 12:5)

Through waiting; kingdoms have been lost and gained (1Sam. 13), hidden things that escapes conferences and conventions have been exposed, new personalities in Christ have been born, men have repositioned their battles as the Lord’s, some are stilling obtaining a better resurrection while others are walking in ways and manners that would bring this age to an end.

The heart transactions while waiting on the Lordfor God was well summarized in 2Pet. 1:5-7 as one that promises to make the daily conversations of life and godliness (i.e. of Christ’s divine power – 2Pet. 1:3) increasingly tangible and ultimately end us up with an abundant entrance in God (i.e. fully save us with God’s His divine nature – 2Pet. 1:4/11).

Because God is the ultimate reward of seasons of qualitative waiting, this process comes at a cost to everything that is not born of Godeverything that still has a life can be used by the enemy to limit us from inheriting God – just name it (houses, brethren, sisters, father, mother, wife, children, lands – Matt. 19:29)! While fellowshipping with truth – with various voltage of light kept in the custody of the Holy Spirit, the Lord’s Grace comes as our comfort for the loss of our former life (walk/conversations) and our destination (God’s Love) becomes clearer (2Cor. 13:14).

This is when the sufferings of Christ (i.e. the dealings of His Power from Faith to Faith – 1Pet. 1:11/Rom. 1:17/1Pet. 1:5) employs every available reproach (contradictions we must endure while disrespecting the standard set by the world) to separate us from the world (2Cor. 6:17-7:1), from the things of the world and from the wicked one (1Jn. 2:15/5:18) –  unto God and the lamb (Rev. 14:1/Rev. 21:2-3/23)

  • Heb. 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done (i.e. stood perfect/complete by the Faith/love of Christ – Rom. 5:2/Eph. 1:4/Col. 4:12) the will of God, ye might receive the promise (eternal life – 1Jn. 2:25/Jn. 17:3).

Taking the path of least resistant always spares that nature (carnal/fleshy being) that limits us from inheriting Christ and God. Flesh (sin) understands and survives seasons prior to our learning the Faith that God commanded us to obey (Rom. 16:25-26), and only by obedience to this Faith would strength (knowledge of life in Christ) be restored back to our souls so it can it be said of us that we lived in Christ and thereby looked for God – even for the blessed hope and appearing of our savior and great God (Tit. 2:11-13).

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

 

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… ANOTHER LOOK ON THE ESSENCE OF WAITING TO LIVE

Dearly Beloved,

Findings available from the days when the Holy Spirit was sent into all the earth reveal that if we can seasonally wait on the revelation of Christ (Matt. 16:16a/Eph. 13a/1Jn. 5:1a) as the Lord (Jer. 23:6/Acts 2:36/ Eph. 4:5/2Cor. 6:17c) and as God (Isa. 9:6d/2Cor. 6:18c/Heb. 1:8/Rev. 4:8), we would be raised above our enemies (Ps. 110:1/Lk. 1:74/Eph. 6:12) and would inherit God (2Pet. 1:4a/Rev. 12:5/21:3/7). We would be graced to deliver Christ and God to those previously entangled in seeking God for things (Isa. 4:1/Matt. 6:31-32).

Waiting to acquire life first has always been the toughest and wisest thing to do – because of our common adversary. It was the culture of the Spirit that raised elders (prophets) in most generations and Genesis chapter 5 detailed the accounts of some of such wise and faithful men that waited for decades/over a century to beget life before begetting children. We later saw this same order of waiting during the days of Abraham and Zachariah when unusual seeds were to be raised unto God as great prophets of their day (Gen. 17:24-18:14/Lk. 1:5-7).

  • Gen. 5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
  • Gen. 5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

These elders developed a prophetic nature with a lifestyle of consistent warfare against the world that earned them a kind of dominion that slowed down Satan’s reign lustful drive to take the air (Eph. 2:2b/Isa. 14:12a/1Thes.4:17/Rev. 12:7a); to morph from being a serpent to being a dragon (Gen. 3:1/Rev. 12:7). They were not just prophets by virtue of anointing upon but prophets by virtue of their inward stature/prophetic development.

Isaiah’s prophesy on waiting on the Lord (Isa. 40:31) pertains to those who would come to God through power and increased strength – i.e. from faith to faith (Isa. 40:29/Rom. 1:16a/17a/Eph 1:19/Col. 1:10c-11). As a prophet of the holy place, he prophesied concerning those who would become virgins while being espoused to Christ in the holy place (Matt. 25:1/2Cor. 11:2); those meant to become the bride of Christ (Matt. 25:5-6/Rev. 21:2-3) that would qualify to meet with God in the holiest of all;  those meant to go through a grace preparation in Christ (Acts 20:32/Gal. 4:19) for a glory encounter with God (Ps. 84:11/Rev. 12:5)

So waiting was (and remains) a culture of the Spirit that men laid down their lives for – and became the elders/sons of God of their day (Gen. 6:2/Lk. 3:38/Rom. 8:14-19/Heb. 11:4-7/Rev. 12:11). By seeking righteousness first – with their life/youthfulness – even unto death (Gen. 4:4-8/Matt. 14:2-10/Rev. 12:11), these prophets became “more than prophets” (Matt. 11:9). They counted the cost of preserving faith (righteousness) as a legacy on earth and committed God to immortalize their names in scriptures. They waited on the face/presence/knowledge of the Lord (Gen. 4:14/16) which was responsible for preparing them to walk with/experience God (Gen. 5:24).

  • Gen. 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah (after living by faith for 65 years – Gen. 5:21) three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
  • 2Cor. 6:16 … as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them (i.e. after living by faith, after being chastened and fathered by Christ or after overcoming – Heb. 12:7-9/Rev. 2:7/11/17/26/3:5/12/21); and I will be their God, and they shall be my people

So through the technology of waiting, these men (prophets) lived like the fowls of the air and the lilies the field do – taking no thought of their life or for tomorrow (Matt. 6:25-34). They fought not to offend faith life that the knowledge of the Lord was communicating – until they earned a testimony before God that they lived (Gen. 5:3-32/Heb. 11:2-39). Indeed, the world was unworthy of them! They were separated by their sights, and pressed closer to the prophetic stature/greatness of John the Baptist’s and Adam – men who were more than prophets because of their testament.

  • Jn. 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth (secret of prophetic nature development) the Father do:

But by Genesis 6, the order of waiting to attain stature in life (against flesh/the world) and of contending for faith was disobeyed by most spiritual sons of their day (Gen. 6:2). The leading of the Spirit through which God raised and kept sons depleted; faith was stolen from the earth and men dropped from being Adamic (i.e. a living soul – 1Cor. 15:45) to a state called flesh (Gen. 6:3/12/13/Rom. 8:6). Men used their stature in the spirit to promote flesh and became independent of God – and stopped living!

  • Gen. 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose (i.e. contrary to the leading of the Spirit – vs. 3).
  • Heb. 12:9b … shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

But thanks be unto God for a New and eternal testament today, ratified by the blood (life) of Jesus; which continues to speak and promises a better quality of life/living (i.e. God’s righteousness) that guarantees our overcoming/perfection (Heb. 6:1b/11:39c-40). It is on this ground we have been called to fight the fallen state of an angelic testament – the fallen law/walk of Faith and Love that once made a Cherub/angel glorious; laws that mutated via lust to become the law/walk of sin and death (Eze. 28:12-17/Rom. 8:2)

It would take the eternal laws of the New Testament, domiciled in the blood of the lamb and administered by the eternal Spirit to make us lambs that can overcome the devil (Rev. 14:1-5). It would take our ownership of the lights, laws and commandment of Faith and Love that fashioned Jesus to become the Alpha and Omega to secure this victory.

In Christ Jesus, we keep acquiring life for the days ahead until it becomes ours (Jn. 10:10d/Col. 3:4b), and we can only do so by Christ’s Faith/testament which is different in substance/spiritual understanding (Heb. 11:1/3a) from all other previous expressions of faith/testaments from Abel’s Day. As we do so, we would ultimately commend the appearing of our great God – into our very flesh (Tit. 2:13/1Tim. 3:16a).

The faith of their day (of living souls) was as unpopular and unwelcomed as the Faith of the Son is today – yet some (Heb. 4:6) contended for it – because their souls needed a rest that only comes though such faiths of testament, and the choice to do likewise remain ours. Selah.

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

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… AN APPRAISAL ON THE BLESSINGS OF THE DAY IN CHRIST

Dearly Beloved,

Blessed was that day, when a measure of light came our way that said we have been raised and caused to sit with Christ (in our spirit – Eph. 2:1a/5-6), and blessed is the day when a greater measure of light comes our way that tells us that our soul is yet to become a man in Christ; seated with Christ Jesus (2Cor. 5:17/2Cor. 12:2-4/Rev. 3:21)

Blessed is that day, when a believer realizes he is yet to overcome the world (1Jn. 5:4) or the god of this world (Jn. 14:30/Rev. 3:5/12/21) because he is yet to complete the syllabus of divine life by being born of Christ’s Faith (i.e. believing that Jesus is The Christ – Jn. 1:11-12/Heb. 11:6/1Jn. 5:1a/4a/18a) and also by being born of God’s Love (i.e. loving Him that beget Christ Jesus– 1Jn. 1:2-3/4:15-16/5:1b/18b-c)

  • 1Jn. 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God (i.e. of Christ’s Faith – 1Jn. 5:1a) sinneth not (i.e. has the antidote to sin/escapes this world’s pollution – Isa. 4:2/2Pet. 2:20); but he that is begotten of God (i.e. of God’s Love – 1Jn. 5:18b-c) keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not (i.e. such a one has a resurrected soul or has the antidote to both sin and death {corruption} or has partaken of divine nature – 2Pet. 1:4/Rev. 12:11/19:10d/22:9c).
  • 1Pet. 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God (i.e. the seed of Faith and Love that empowers and quickens the soul – Heb. 4:12), which liveth (i.e. guarantees victory of the world/sin) and abideth (i.e. guarantees full victory over sin and death – 1Cor. 15:55-56/2Tim. 1:10/Rev. 12:11) forever.

Blessed is that day, when we realize that we were made a man outside Christ (Jn. 1:13a-d/1Cor. 15:50) by various legitimate-looking conversations which we had or still have with the world; which came via the unrighteous influences of our background, our upbringing and our life experiences (Eph. 2:2/4:22/Phil. 3:4-6). Blessed are we, if we can faithfully take the daily prescriptions of Col. 3:10-16/Eph. 4:20-24the conversations of the new man that empowers us to put off that old conversation (walk).

Blessed is that day, when we are humble and wise enough to see trials and tribulations as God’s provisions to help us disown our former inheritance; the nature of sin that limits us from inheriting God’s nature. Blessed is that day when we begin to trade what we once held and/or still hold at the expense of Christ (i.e. the world/the present life), for what we need to own and hold at the expense of things that perish with the use (i.e. Faith/things to come) – so that things we seek would gradually start seeking us (Matt. 6:31-34)

Blessed is that day, when the eyes of our hearts is open to see that our greatest enemies aren’t mortal men (i.e. flesh and blood); rather they are the presence of the laws of corruption in men’s souls (Rom. 8:2); laws from an angel higher than the present earth who fell by lusting after divine life and immortality (Isa. 14:14b/Eze. 28:14-17), and has since used the law of sin and death to steal strength/deceive all men (Isa. 14:12e/Jn.10:10a-d/Rom. 5:6a/Rev. 12:9e), save those who learnt and lived by the laws of Faith and Love in God.

Blessed is that day, when we have been made willing and obedient enough to acknowledge that the life of dominion which Christ offered believing believers comes sandwiched with reproaches through which God crumbles our unseen pride and our independence spirit; so we can eat the good of an invaluable land/city/inheritance called God (Isa. 1:19/Gen. 17:8/Josh. 13:33/Num. 18:20/ Heb. 11:16)

Blessed is that day, when we can humble ourselves and fight our unwillingness to learn what God wrought in Christ on our behalf by sitting under the tutorials of the first appearances of grace (Tit.  2:11-12/2Tim. 4:8/Heb. 9:26/Jn. 14:21/Rev. 3:8d-e) that promises to end every worldly affinity in us. Blessed is that day, when we would have kept faith with this commandment (1Jn. 2:15-16) and be counted worthy by the Lord to entertain his further appearances that saves to the uttermost (1Pet. 1:13/Heb. 7:25/Tit. 2:13/1Tim. 6:14/2Tim. 2:10/Heb. 9:28/10:37/1Pet. 1:5/Rev. 3:11)

Blessed is that day, when a biblically vast believer with a unique experience of God’s anointing, becomes a prisoner of Faith (i.e. a minister of Christ/God’s Righteousness – Eph. 3:1/Phil. 3:7-9), but yet can acknowledge like Paul (amongst other servants of his day) that he needs to become a full prisoner of love (i.e. of God – Phil. 3:10-14/1Jn. 1:2-3)

Conflicting definitions of blessings littering the earth has caused many believers to lose touch with the true definition of blessing which was only revealed in the New Testament. We were added to the church/saved (Acts 2:47/13:48) – for one purpose – to be fully saved which is to inherit eternal life or to have the Father and Son or to be truly blessed.

  • Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as (whose soul) should be saved.
  • Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life (i.e. to inherit the Father and Son through their doctrine of Faith and Love – Jn. 17:3/14:23/Isa. 28:9b/2Jn. 1:9) believed.

Does “our doctrine” disagree with “this doctrine”? Does our conversation/spiritual exposure disagree with that of the Faith and Love revealed only in the New Testament? Mercy oh Lord!

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

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… AN APPRAISAL ON THE SEED OF GOD AND ITS TWIN JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Dearly Beloved,

Like most developments in companies don’t earn the attention of great CEO’s, so also do most happenings on earth don’t earn the personal attention of the devil! But when an activity involves the transportation and nurturing of the seed of God (1Pet. 1:22-23/1Jn. 3:9), he fights it until he either overcomes the carrier of that precious seed (2Pet. 2:20/1Tim. 1:19-20/Jude 1:11-12) or until he is overcome in the process (Jn. 14:30/Rev. 12:11).

  • 2Pet. 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world (i.e. after overcoming the world by Faith – 1Jn. 5:4/2Pet. 1:4c) through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

The seed of God is the word of God (1Pet. 1:23) or the word of the kingdom (Matt. 13:19) that no Old Testament saint ever handled.

  • While Paul the Apostle was bearing the first allocation of that seed (i.e. of Christ’s Faith), he referred to it as the word/commandment of Faith (Rom. 10:8/17/1Tim. 6:12-14) that prepares us to live with power – like we never did before hearing that class of word (Isa. 55:3d/Rom. 1:16-17/2Cor. 13:4)!
  • While John the beloved was placing some unusual emphasis on the last allocation of that seed (i.e. God’s Love) he referred to it as the word/commandment of the beginning (1Jn. 2:7/24/2Jn. 1:5-6)

INTERESTINGLY, THE EPISTLES OF PAUL AND PETER BOTH ENUMERATE THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF THE FIRST ALLOCATION OF THIS SEED AS THE POWER THAT SAVES AND FACILITATES OUR ESCAPE FROM KNOWN AND UNKNOWN LUSTS (Tit. 2:12/2Pet. 1:4c/Acts 26:18) UNTIL CHRIST’S STRENGTH IS RESTORED TO OUR SOULS AND WE ARE MADE HEALTHY OR FAT ENOUGH (Isa. 55:2) TO ENTERTAIN AND PROSPER WITH THE SEALING OF GOD’S DIVINE NATURE (Isa 55:4d/Jn. 10:10e/2Pet. 1:4a/3Jn. 1:2)

  • 3Jn. 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health (i.e. with the doctrine of the son and father meant to bring them both – Jn. 14:23/Tit. 2:13b/2Pet. 1:112Jn. 1:9e/Rev. 2:7-10/26/Jam. 5:7), even as thy soul prospereth.

Nothing fights this great provision for the elects like wrong exposure to doctrines contrary to Christ (i.e. of the antichrist – including worldly success principles, vain philosophies and traditions of men). Thereby, souls become barren or spoilt (Eph. 4:14Col. 2:8) and can’t conceive the seed or word of Christ’s faith (2Pet. 1:8), while some others who come across it (Matt. 13:5-7) despise the process that accompanies the nurturing of that seed and end up being unfruitful – i.e. being unable to bring forth the peaceable fruit of righteousness in any given spiritual gestational cycle (Phil. 1:9-11/Heb. 12:11).

  • 2Pet. 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the (soul saving) knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

One litmus test to discern if a message/teaching is actually after the order of the New Testament is to check the faith trials that the recipients of that word are face and the fruits they bear (Matt. 13:21c/Acts 14:22/Heb. 10:32). Beloved, there you can’t come into spiritual understanding without experiencing reaction from fallen spirits as your eyes gets enlightened. Pressures to drop that seed/word or to draw back (Heb. 10:32-38) in the face of pressures from the care of this world is a default reaction from the gates/elders of hell.

  • Heb. 10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated (by the seed of faith), ye endured a great fight of afflictions (i.e. afflictions always follow the revelations of Christ)

Any message that truly promises to build and establish us in Christ will cause stones (pressures) of all kind to be hurled against us, and only by contending earnestly for the faith (Jude 1:3) can we prevail with the no-turning-back kind of resolve that we saw in Esther, Ruth, Daniel, Paul etc.

The world has been arranged in such a way and manner that you either chose the pleasures of Egypt (i.e. be at ease in matters concerning Zion – a mountain for faith fighters) or embrace reproachful-looking seasons when nothing would seem to be happening in your natural life but actually, the seed of the kingdom is taking root in you while you are being empowered to supernaturally handle the natural (i.e. our earthly needs/cares etc)

  • Isa. 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man (i.e. who has eaten the showbread in Christ and should end up partaking of the hidden manner in God – Heb. 9:2-4/Rev. 2:17c), saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

So in this very day we live in, God is raising true breadwinners who would fully feed their souls above the reproaches of sin – which includes the fear of tomorrow (Prov. 13:34/Heb. 2:15); above conversations that takes the center stage of our lives whenever we do things at the expense of faith.

Through God’s great and precious promises of Christ’s Faith and God’s Love, a rear opportunity to become SONS OF POWER and SONS OF GLORY (Ps. 63:2:/2Pet. 1:4/2Cor. 6:17-7:1/Matt. 6:13) is being given to believing believers – like it once was in the early church. If you are a bearer of the seed in question here, God’s hand may seems to be lacking in your outward life but His face (true blessings) is actually carrying out an eternal work in your inward man; your soul – so you can ultimately become an abode for God the Son and Father! Selah

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

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.. An Appraisal On How The Cares Of This Present Life Subtly Fights Faith!

Dearly Beloved,

Have you ever asked why every industry/field of professionalism is regulated by a body that defines the standards, preserves its values and demands accountability from its members/subjects, and why there are grave consequences for falling short of it?

Have you ever asked why the regulation surrounding the profession of journeying back to God was received by a body of elites who represented the counsel of heaven after professing faith with their feet/walk, or why God would someday refer to the sayings of Christ in the epistles of His apostles while judging men? (Rom. 2:16)

By journeying into Christ, and through Christ (Faith) into God (Love), these elites and fellows (i.e. the early apostles) saw beyond time and offered judgments of the kingdom that would enable us escape this world. They exposed how the world uses the promise of achievement, security, influence and affluence to carefully lure us over time to a place where we exalt the legitimate pursuits/cares of the present life above the promise of attaining divine power (i.e. life and godliness), and because this was done at the expense of faith (inheriting Christ), it was called idolatry.

  • 1Tim. 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness (which is a dividend of divine power – 2Pet. 1:3) is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

So whenever we do things at the expense of Faith, we lose life and our walk (account) earns a deficit! Appreciating outwardly (in the present life) at the expense of appreciating in things to come (i.e. truth – Jn. 16:13) is another synonym for disobedience and that is a byproduct of deception (Eph. 2:2/Rev. 12:9).

A century-old bait that the devil uses to achieve this in our lives is the world – which very few believers are committed to fighting aggressively; from the place of hearing to that of walking – because known or unknown to many, they secretly or openly love this world and what it has to offer (1Jn. 2:15).

To fight the customized arrangements in this world that inspires many (especially in developed nations) to use their natural minds rather than their regenerated spirit (Rom. 8:5-8), we need all the illumination/eyes that the Faith that is in Christ (Acts 26:18e) offers. We need to esteem spiritual riches kept in Christ, which should reflect in the choices we make – of what proximity is it to God’s promise/inheritance (Heb. 11:9)? Of what cost is it to the outward man? (2Cor. 4:16)

  • Gen. 13:10-12 And Lot lifted up his eyes (i.e. used his carnal mind at the expense of faith), and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere… Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east… Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

So nothing weakens believers like living by sight. The world consolidates daily to empower us to live by sight – so we don’t address the issue of our separation from God and thereby deny eternal life! Living by faith (i.e. esteeming the leading of the Spirit) on the contrary takes Christ’s power, which enables us to deny this present life.

What God is calling us to overcome is what we legitimately love above Him (Mk. 4:19/1Cor. 6:19), and the world compounds this love by calling it our life (Jn. 12:25)! This present life engages the same energy and devotion that we are meant to use in seeking God for eternal life, so many end up continue in an earthly race that is being fueled by messages from pulpits that limits believers from possessing their souls in patience (Heb. 12:1d/Lk. 21:19). So men end up offering God their old bones.

  • 1Cor. 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any (i.e. there is a power governing the present life/conversations and it takes the Faith of the Son/divine power to overcome it).

In a nutshell, the Lord has unresolved personal dispute(s) with any believer who is not employing His Faith to govern his daily affairs in this present life, and He is simply saying, “there is a superior way to go about the natural – lest we be enslaved by it”. Selah!

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

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… A Brief Finding On Man’s Deficiency In God’s Righteousness And A Biblical Remedy For This

Dearly Beloved,

Once upon a time, sin dressed in a cloak that looked righteous and visited John in the prison, but due to lack of righteous judgment, John couldn’t undress that thought and as such entertained it (Lk. 7:19)! He then took offense at the inaction of Jesus to “do something about his imprisonment” – though that inaction was righteousness in the sight of the Father and Jesus (Jn. 5:19/30).

What a legitimate looking reaction! What a like-minded argument we still present to God in our pleas and prayers that we buttress with “the letters” of the scriptures (2Cor. 3:6). What a proof that the absence of God’s righteousness had limited generations of men from overcoming sin and entering the kingdom! What a confirmation of the need for the Holy Spirit who would shew man things to come (Jn. 16:13), truths from the world to come wherein righteousness dwells (Eph. 1:3/2Pet. 3:13)!

So only the thoughts OF God (Rom. 1:17) can handle and overcome every other thought that is morally sound, intellectually appealing and religiously correct but yet spiritually infirm. Thoughts FROM God visited men all through the Old Testament and raised many (from Abraham to John) from an estate of flesh/carnality to one where they could live by the faith of a living soul (Heb. 11:4-39a), but it took the thoughts OF God to raise man (Jesus) to a place he lived like God does – with power!

By this class of thought, Jesus was framed and raised above angelic wisdom. He so treasured righteousness that he used the opportunity of encouraging John to baptize him, to acquire more righteousness and to complete a season of being justified in the Spirit (Matt. 3:15-17/Rom. 5:1/1Tim. 3:16c), which was needed to confront the world; i.e. the devil (Matt. 4).

He acquired the mind of Christ in the place of serving and preferring others (Phil 2:3-5), and it was with this same heart posture that the mind of His Apostles were empowered to serve God and to write epistles, and only with such heart disposition can we understand what they wrote and live like they lived – with divine power!

A wise man once said, “our sins are our things”! Why? Because most of man’s thoughts (knowledge) can be traceable to man’s fall – to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Man’s thoughts are of the present and are mostly revelations of flesh and blood, not of the Father (1Cor. 15:50/Matt. 16:17). Man’s thoughts are fetched from the air (Eph. 2:2) – not from above (Jn. 3:31/8:23).

Righteousness remains an abundant commodity of the throne though scarce in the church and on earth, because we are yet to place the right premium on it – we don’t seek it like we seek things that have commercial value! Righteousness is such a treasure that it had to be kept in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, and God looks forward to the day when His Righteousness would find its way into much more churches and hearts

Most of man’s thoughts are vain! Most of man’s brain waves can’t stand sin and needs to visit the cross of Christ – which is His Faith/Power. So our souls needs to be subjected to a process called the sufferings of Christ (Heb. 11:8-26/1Pet. 1:11) which is the leading of the Spirit against sin and self, and the end product of those who endure this process (Matt. 10:22/1Pet. 1:6-9) is that their souls would be born again (1Pet. 1:23/Jam. 1:21)

Here, God according to the wisdom of salvation (2Tim. 3:15) watches out for any opportunity to chasten us of our ways and of our thoughts (Heb. 12:5-9), and the temptation of the devil serves as a very useful tool here. So be it delay in childbearing, job, pressing financial need, or lingering health issue, persecution – just name it, God can figure out how it would cause us to appreciate in our soul state (Job 23:10/Isa. 13:12), and sovereignly approves of such on many occasions so He can teach us His ways (Ps. 25:8-12/103:7) and disarm us of ours

This is where we go through the fire, afflictions or mighty waters (Isa. 43:2) and realize God isn’t quick to rescue us from it, but gives us the opportunity to add patience to our faith (Jam. 1:2-4/2Pet. 1:5-6) so we can spiritually grow through it. If we despise such dealings meant to make us future sons (Heb. 12:5-9), we would remain carnal. If we endure such dealings, our souls would appreciate in salvation and we would be blessed with more hunger for righteousness; for more of God and less of self – and would end up being comforted with fresh revelations of Christ (1Pet. 1:13/2Cor. 1:3-6)

As we acquire more of such thoughts (righteousness) that the lord would comfort us with as such hour, known and unknown sins would lose its value; and as this cycle continues, the strength of Sin which is the law or the knowledge of Sin (1Cor. 15:56) gets weakened and abolished in us.

Then would we become free enough to live by God’s Power and be instrumental to setting free other captives of Sin (Obad. 1:21/Isa. 61:3-4/Acts 26:17-18), because we are no more grasses (i.e. carnal) but trees of righteousness, bearing the precious fruit of the kingdom; even eternal life (Isa. 4:2/Jn. 15:2/Rev. 14:1-5). Then can we say that by the state of our souls (not just our recreated human spirit) we have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2Cor. 5:21). Amen.

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

 

….. Searching Out Concealed Matters Concerning Christ & Reasoning With Truth Concerning The Word Of Righteousness

(Prov. 25:2/Isa 1:18/Heb. 5:13-14)

 

…Findings of an investigation carried out on Sin!

Dearly Beloved,

One amazing adventure that we can all have is while seeking answers to the process whereby Jesus received illumination from the Father, or how the early apostles fetched spiritual understanding from Christ’s light (Eph. 3:4/17/5:14/) and God’s light (Matt. 5:48/1thes. 2:12/2thes. 2:141Jn. 1:5), or how this experience (education) would someday become a reality in us (Gal. 2:20e/1Jn. 1:1/5:20). These are musings on salvation that angels desire but can’t behold (1Pet. 1:12), and one sure way to embody these lights is by being as restless and single eyed as David was with the present creation (Ps. 27:4/63:1/Matt. 6:22).

While doing so, we would realize they all had one common trade secret – they knew sin sought a relationship with them and they had to respond on all occasions with what sin can’t comprehend – God’s Power (i.e. Faith)! They came to a place where they saw sin in its true color because sin was an angelic problem (Eze. 28:14-15) that thrives when man attempts to solve it carnally, and it would take something higher and stronger than the angelic realm (i.e. God’s Love) to come over it!

They saw beyond the use of human wisdom to carnally solve problems and knew that the empowerment that solving problem would bring their way (i.e. comfort, money, fame, influence) was no substitute for the empowerment that comes via the learning Faith. So Jesus learnt the Father’s Faith until he inherited it, the apostles also learnt it until it became theirs (1Jn. 1:1-3/Rev. 12:11) – and it became the tool with which they untied the works of darkness and liberated believers from the bondage of corruption (Jn. 8:32/Rom. 8:21).

Man came into different definitions of exploits by his ability to solve problems created by an unknown problem called sin. Sin has persuaded man till date that all other legitimate cares of life requires more attention than the actual learning of Christ (Rom. 16:25-26/Eph. 4:20). Somewhere, sin doesn’t mind if a believer uses any other faith other than God’s Faith (commandment) which God tried to teach Adam in Eden. Sin put in place an arrangement on earth whereby man labours for the meat that perishes (Isa. 55:1-3/Jn. 6:24-27), one that can only be sighted by Christ’s Faith, and sin doesn’t want believers or ministers to settle for it lest they come into perfection (Matt. 5:48/Heb. 6:1/5:14). So most cares of life till date continues to be at the expense of inheriting eternal life.

Flesh (man’s carnal nature) has hijacked the ministry of solving problems (miracles/giving of fishes) on many occasions! By so doing, men have their physical breakthroughs but don’t have a breakthrough into God afterwards (i.e. get fishes but can’t become fishers of men or saviors of souls – Obad. 1:21/Matt. 4:19/Rom. 8:19-20). This was why Jesus (and his apostles) employed wisdom while solving carnal/earthly problems and didn’t allow them create a ministry for him (Jn. 6:26-29 – pls read). Jesus focused on solving man’s actual nature problem and this really pleased the Father

In God’s wisdom, He used almost every opportunity where he solved problems or did miracles to witness or advertise something higher than miracles – the need for lost strength to be restored back to their souls through the bread of life. So man’s primary need has always been to receive an immovable kingdom called God (Ps. 90:1-2/Heb. 12:28), and our eyes has to be opened (recovered or enlightened) to receive Him (Lk. 4:18e/Acts 26:18/Eph. 1:17-18). We can therefore paraphrase Jn. 6:27 by saying, “labour not for the meat (i.e. what miracles can give) that perishes, but for the actual bread that the person (nature) of Jesus has to offer”, which is the best way to get breakthroughs, miracles, additions (Matt. 6:33)

SO THE PROVISIONS OF GOD’S HANDS (PROVISIONS, BREAKTHROUGHS ETC) CAN END UP SERVING A LESSER PURPOSE – IF IT DOESN’T STIR US TO COME TO GOD FOR PERFECTION (HEB. 11:6B/5:9/7:19). We really need miracles in the church no doubt, but it shouldn’t become the unique selling point or branding of a believer, minister of ministry. MIRACLES HAVE BEEN SOUGHT AT THE EXPENSE OF SEEKING GOD, AND HAS BECOME A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE PREACHING OF CHRIST AND HIS FORMATION IN THE LIVES OF NOT A FEW BELIEVERS.

Christ is the remedy to the situation we have in the church whereby we keep hearing (before and after we receive our breakthroughs) but are never able to come to the knowledge of truth or experimentally handle His life (2Tim. 3:7/2Tim. 1:12c/1Tim. 2:4). We receive our breakthroughs from Jesus of Nazareth (i.e. by leveraging a provision of His name that caters for our present life) but we don’t proceed to receive the actual breakthrough from Jesus The Christ (whom we can only know in the Spirit by the light of His Faith).

Another secret of these men was what they were empowered to love what uproots sin – i.e. righteousness! Like Jesus, they learnt God’s Faith (i.e. Christ) to a place where they were empowered to love and to hate what God hates – unrighteousness/sin (Heb. 1:9/1Jn. 5:17). This was how Paul journeyed to the end of Faith, gained mastery of righteousness and became a king of righteousness (2Tim. 4:8). This was how they loved the light/judgments that came their way when headed to God (perfection). The loved the light that emanated from the Holy Place of the New Testament (Christ), and they used this light to extinguish the world’s darkness in themselves and in others.

Through the leading of the Spirit (i.e. the sufferings they went through while unlearning sin and learning of Christ), their souls prospered by gaining God’s life. Without worldly goods (1Jn. 3:17a/1Tim. 6:17a/2Cor. 6:10e) they enriched and empowered men with Christ (2Cor. 6:10d). They were gods (Ps. 82:1/Jn. 10:34-35), ambassadors of righteousness, kings of peace, elites of Christ and givers of God – and I believe every true believer should look forward to being a part of that roll call someday. Selah.

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan