1. COUNSEL is born of WISDOM and approved by her FRUITS, “Ye shall KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every GOOD TREE bringeth forth GOOD FRUIT; but a CORRUPT TREE bringeth forth EVIL FRUIT” [Matthew 7:16-17] No farmer desires EVIL FRUIT, likewise God, after He created this world planted man and confirmed it was VERY GOOD, in expectation of GOOD FRUIT, “And God saw EVERY THING that he had made, and, behold, it was VERY GOOD. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day” [Genesis 1:31] God COUNSELLED Adam how to bring forth GOOD FRUIT and Adam obviously heeded Godly COUNSEL for a while and all was well until UNGODLY COUNSEL crept in, “But while MEN SLEPT, his ENEMY came and SOWED TARES among the wheat, and went his way” [Matthew 13:25] The present world is configured in the COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY, howbeit in Christ we have God’s COUNSEL to reclaim Paradise, “BLESSED is the man that WALKETH not in the COUNSEL of the UNGODLY, nor STANDETH in the WAY of SINNERS, nor SITTETH in the SEAT of the SCORNFUL. … And he shall be like a TREE planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his FRUIT in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall PROSPER” [Psalms 1:1-3] 

2. COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY is a SNARE, a present peril for those who WALK in the WAY of TRUTH. The UNGODLY is Satan and his COUNSEL is canonization of SELF above the WORD of God, illustrated by the error of Eve, “And when the woman SAW that the tree was GOOD FOR FOOD, and that it was pleasant to the EYES, and a tree to be DESIRED to make one WISE, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and HE DID EAT” [Genesis 3:6] COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY is the craft of the WICKED ONE to undermine Christ’s pattern for His Church, placing what men deem RIGHT over what is TRUE. Brethren, it is the COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY to replace God’s ordained government of the Church, the five-fold ministry with Nicolaitan heresy of General Overseer, “And he gave some, APOSTLES; and some, PROPHETS; and some, EVANGELISTS; and some, PASTORS and TEACHERS; For the PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS, for the work of the ministry, for the EDIFYING of the BODY OF CHRIST: Till we all come in the UNITY OF THE FAITH, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a PERFECT MAN, unto the measure of the stature of the FULNESS OF CHRIST [Ephesians 4:11-13] Wheresoever the heavenly pattern is faulted, there is a form of godliness but no FULNESS; there is learning, none is made PERFECT but “EVER LEARNING, and NEVER ABLE TO COME to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH” [2 Timothy 3:7]

3. COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY is the spirit of DISOBEDIENCE, “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the COURSE OF THIS WORLD, according to the prince of the power of the air, the SPIRIT that now worketh in the children of DISOBEDIENCE” [Ephesians 2:2] It is REBELLION against the revealed WORD, repackaged in pedestals of earthly glory to bridge the gap between the Church and the world in one BROAD WAY, as it is written: “… BROAD is the WAY, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY WHICH GO IN THEREAT: Because strait is the gate, and NARROW is the WAY, which leadeth unto life, and FEW THAT BE THAT FIND IT” [Matthew 7:13-14] BROAD WAY is a form of godliness where men STAND to worship at the altar of NEEDS, FAITH is measured by possessions and INIQUITY discounted with monetary offerings; these are the same things SINNERS do. Every time we allow fleshly passions to override the WILL of God, we are no longer WALKING but STANDING IN THE WAY OF SINNERS, “This I say then, WALK IN THE SPIRIT, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the FLESH LUSTETH AGAINST THE SPIRIT, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would” [Galatians 5:16-17] Let us be vigilant, daily renewing our MINDS in Christ to discern the COUNSEL of God for the present that we should not be entangled in the WAY OF SINNERS, “… And BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: but be ye TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” [Romans 12:1-2]

4. COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY is a fashion of Christianity unregulated by compass of PROPHECY and understandably so; PROPHECY portends the end of the UNGODLY, “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the DEVIL IS COME down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a SHORT TIME” [Revelation 12:12] SHORT TIME of the UNGODLY and his COUNSEL is fast running out and there are SCOFFERS on every window; spellbinders in cassocks, putting the people to sleep with mantras of peace and prosperity, as it is written: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the LAST DAYS SCOFFERS, WALKING IN THEIR OWN LUSTS, And saying, Where is the PROMISE OF HIS COMING? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” [2 Peter 33-4] Let no man deceive you, the LAST DAYS are here. I charge you to be vigilant, putting aside all entreaties of UNGODLINESS, watching and praying not to be caught naked and unprepared at the appearance of Christ, “Wherefore LAY ASIDE ALL FILTHINESS and SUPERFLUITY of NAUGHTINESS, and RECEIVE with meekness the ENGRAFTED WORD, which is able to save your souls. But be ye DOERS of the WORD, and NOT HEARERS ONLY, deceiving your own selves” [James 1:21-22] Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, if you have not done so, amen.

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