WHERE ARE THE PROPHETS?

1. No man or nation is exempt from present sorrows of this dying world, as the Bible says: “…the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” [Romans 8:22] The fabrics of society are crumbling and families shattered like glass against a rock. Rulers and governments are perplexed by failing economies, social disorder, terror and rising wave of unprecedented natural disasters. The stability of heavenly kingdoms is disturbed and prophecy is fulfilled, as it is written: “…but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven” [Hebrews 12:26] Bottomless pits are broken and their prisoners escaped to afflict the earth with unparalleled horror. There is no end to growing tribulation and confusion, with: “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth…” [Luke 21:26] Those who trust in the appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ ache and sigh in pains, “…earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven” [2 Corinthians 5:2] The Saints daily ask one another; when shall these things be and where are the prophets?

2. Where are the prophets?
The RIGHTEOUS ask, “WHERE ARE THE PROPHETS? The simple-minded, retort; “WHY ASK FOR PROPHETS in the 21st century of a technology driven civilization?” The answer is simple; man and his civilization have pushed the world to the edge of mutually assured destruction. United Nations, super powers and international peace accords are a ruse and; “…when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” [1 Thessalonians 5:3] As the nations rush headlong to collective annihilation, God is primed to translate those who trust in Him to a new earth and new heavens. The way forward is in PROPHECY and the PROPHETS [Revelation 21:1] The MYSTERY of all time is coming to pass in our time, beginning with the return of Jews to the Promised Land. A greater Exodus than the one that brought Israel out of Egypt is about to take place, when the BRIDE shall be TRANSLATED, in the twinkling of an eye to heavenly glory. Israel was led by a PROPHET out of Egypt and so shall the ELECT, as it is written: “And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved” [Hosea 12:13] God has prepared and revealed his secrets unto his servants the prophets [Amos 3:7] In the midst of mounting tribulation we shall be made ready by prophets of the Most High; “…to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” [1 Thessalonians 4:17] Alas, where are the prophets?

3. Where are the prophets?
Prophets are ordained by God in classes for specific assignments, as it is written: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” [Jeremiah 1:5] There are also man-made prophets who see vanity and speak lies, saying: “…Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken” [Ezekiel 22:28] Many lives are daily destroyed by magicians, seers and diviners dressed as prophets, “…after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” [2 Thessalonians 2:9] Whereas a seer operates a spiritual gift but is not a prophet, magicians and diviners work with familiar spirits for material gain. Prophets are the mouthpiece of God, established to declare, confirm and activate prophetic agenda. Every prophet is approved by testimony of Jesus Christ and not by fame, wealth or title, as it is written: “…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” [Revelation 19:10] God-sent prophets are sealed by prophetic revelation of Jesus Christ; his birth, death and imminent appearance. Where are the prophets proclaiming prophetic mysteries of Jesus Christ?

4. Where are the prophets?
There is a special order of prophets for this generation; “…upon whom the ends of the world are come” [1Corintians 10:11] An army of Elijah prophets are reserved for the last days, as it is written: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse [Malachi 4:5-6] John, the Baptist, came in the spirit of Elijah and turned the hearts of the “fathers” to the children. The “dreadful day of the LORD” is here. The heart of the children shall be turned to the “fathers” by “fire” as a refiner purges gold. The Saints shall be sanctified by the message of Elijah prophets and cleansed by; “…the washing of water by the word” [Ephesians 5:26] Elijah prophets shall purge the Church with the fire of Truth to seal “wise virgins”. The “little flock” and their shepherds shall be hated and persecuted by the world and organized religion; “…but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” [Matthew 10:22] The present tide of harassment and intimidation of Christ’s followers is the tip of the iceberg. As the world staggers in confusion, faithful men and women whisper to one another; where are the Elijah prophets?

5. Where are the prophets?
Some are hiding in plush parish “caves” fed by men as in the days of Obadiah, who took; “…an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water” [1 Kings 18:4] Many voices that spoke with passion in the past have turned back to settle for; “…bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the LORD did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water…” [1 Kings 13:22] Those who left their duty post to receive fame and wealth are lepers before the Lord and like Gehazi, executive storytellers in the courts of their paymasters [2 Kings 8:4-5] Beloved, the army of Elijah prophets is here. They are not “temple priests” and do not go from house to parish in quest of tithes and offerings. Elijah prophets do not “serve tables” but committed; “…to prayer, and to the ministry of the word” [Acts 6:4] You will find them when you earnestly seek Christ and separate your faith from hypocrisy of organized religion. Let those who have ears hear as the Spirit say: “…Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” [Revelation 18:4] God bless you, amen

THE BRIDE

THE BRIDE
“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife [Revelation 12:9]

1 The Bride is the harvest of the earth.
The Bible says: “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens” [Proverbs 3:19] The wisdom that “founded the earth” is God’s foreknowledge of all things, seen and unseen. For example, before any man was formed, God foreknew sin and offered Christ as; “…Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” [Revelation 13:8] God offered Himself in Christ as offering for sin to receive a harvest of sons and daughters free of sin and made perfect in His own image. The Bride is the harvest of the earth whose names are written in; “…the book of life from the foundation of the world…” [Revelation 17:8] This is the hidden wisdom of God; God compiled the names of the Bride before any man was made and by understanding set His throne in the congregation of the Bride, as it is written: “…the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads” [Revelation 22:3-4] Every age gave up her Bride, this generation shall be reaped for the final harvest of the earth and the Bride shall be joined to the Lord in the marriage supper of the Lamb. The Bible says: “…Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God” [Revelation 19:9]

2. The Bride is foreknown.
It is written: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” [Romans 8:29] You may be tempted to ask; if it is foreknown, why bother? The foreknowledge of God is not what you think. It is not a predetermined end but the sovereign faculty of God to know and see the end from the beginning. God does not interfere with man’s free will but in every age foreknows those who are conformed to the revelation of Jesus Christ, in who; “…dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” [Colossians 2:9] No man is predestined to error or perdition but every man or angel is accepted or rejected according to the template of Christ, who is the; “…express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…” [Hebrews 1:3] God revealed a measure of Christ in all generations through His prophets and sundry messengers. The Bride was foreknown and gathered by conformity with the Present Truth of Christ revealed. In the last days, God has; “…spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” [Hebrews 1:2] God was manifest in Christ to set the records straight and will have no respect to traditions of men and doctrines of devils. The Bride shall be gathered of those who mature 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 4:13]

3. The Bride is separated by voice of prophecy.
The Bible says: “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called…” [Romans 8:30] Now, some do wonder; if He foreknows and predestinated the Bride, why call? The answer is simple; all men have sinned and; “…the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” [Romans 6:23] The preaching of Christ is the fountain of living waters that refreshes and resurrects our comatose spirit to everlasting life. The Bride is called and separated by prophetic Truth. It is prophetic because only the Spirit of Christ gives eternal life, as the Bible says: “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” [John 6:63] If it is prophetic, it must also be Present Truth, that is, revealing the identity, purpose and agenda of Christ for the age. Let no man be deceived, there are many voices in the world proclaiming safety, deliverance and prosperity. They draw men to themselves and denominations, not Christ; from such, I encourage you to depart. The Bride is not known by huge numbers, but a “little flock” fed by the Word of Truth, as the Bible says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” [Luke 12:32]

4. The Bride is justified.
It is writtens: “….and whom he called, them he also justified…” [Romans 8:30] Justification is acquittal from sin and power of death by sanctification in Christ Jesus, as it is written: “… even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word” [Ephesians 5:25-26] Justification is not a religious ritual but of faith anchored on personal fellowship and revelation of Christ, who Himself said: “…no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him” [Luke 10:22] The Bride is not dependent on man’s catechisms or angels for the revelation of Christ but are taught of God, as the Bible says: “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” [Matthew 16:17] The Bride is not a religious order but the company of Saints justified by faith grounded in heavenly revelation of Truth, unadulterated by crass materialism and fleshly lusts. The verifiable proof of justification is the fruit of the spirit [Galatians 5:22-23] The identity of the Bride is not hid, as the Bible says: “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” [Matthew 7:16]

5. The Bride is the glory of creation.
The Bible says: “…and whom he justified, them he also glorified” [Romans 8:30] The glory reserved for the Bride surpasses anything in this world and exceeds the brightness of angels, as it is written: “…Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” [1 Corinthians 2:9] Presently, we groan in this body awaiting the appearance of Christ but; “…when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2] God reserved His own glory for the harvest of the earth. I speak as one appointed to remind you; we are in the last days. Let us put aside all distractions and entanglements of worldliness and be established in Present Truth. Beloved, with every passing day, the Bride is gathered from every nation. When the last name is called, there shall be time no longer. Today is the day of salvation, come right in and receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Finally, I commend you to the grace of Christ and the voice of prophecy;: “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” [Revelation 22:17]

THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (part one)

THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY

“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” [Amos 3:7]

1. Spirit of prophecy is Christ speaking to the Church.
The Spirit of prophecy testifies that we are in the last days and the; “…beginning of

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent” [Revelation 2:5]

1. The Church is trapped in strong delusion.
I write in good faith, not to condemn but draw attention to what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Thus says the Lord: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” [John 10:27] Over the years, the Church disdained sound doctrines of Christ, as foretold: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” [2 Timothy 4:3] As “itching ears” worsened, the Church became deaf to the Word of Truth and prophecy was fulfilled: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” [2 Thessalonians 2:11] Presently, multitudes are deluded to worship pastors, and pastors, supposing that gain is godliness, venerate the mammon of unrighteousness [1 Timothy 6:5] The harvest of strong delusion is a rash of rich and fast-growing congregations marketing deception in the name of the Lord. I bear witness that Scripture is fulfilled as the Bible says: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” [Revelation 3:17] The sentence of strong delusion is from the Lord and cannot be prayed off by dirty lips or wished away. Let us humble ourselves before the Lord, return to Him in godly sorrow and seek His face in repentance.

2. The Church is descending into hypocrisy.
As delusion matures into sheer hypocrisy, the Church continues to grow in numbers and; “…outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” [Matthew 23:28] The hypocrisy of this generation is grounded in the error of Balaam who prophesied in the name of God but; “…loved the wages of unrighteousness” [2 Peter 2:15] This generation is saddled with a Church and priesthood that loves filthy lucre and testify that “gain is godliness” [1 Timothy 6:5] The mad rush for material riches is the breeding ground of the budding cult of Nicolaitans in the fold [Revelation 2:15] “Nico” means rule and “Laitans” signify laity. The doctrine of Nicolaitans legitimize oppressive rule of priests over their flocks for gain. I call attention to those who divide the Church into laity and priesthood through pretense and deceit to feed their carnal appetite. Beloved, are we not of one Spirit and; “…all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit” [1 Corinthians 12:13] Truly, we are one Body in Christ, who; “…made us kings and priests unto God and his Father…” [Revelation 1:6] We are all royal priests and Christ is the Head. Let us retrace our steps; “…knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed” [Romans 13:11]

3. The hour of apostasy is coming.
Apostasy is denial of faith in Jesus Christ It is a sin unto death and the end of the road for those; “…who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,…if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance” [Hebrews 6:4-6] The road to apostasy is paved with soiled lips speaking lies in hypocrisy, as it is written: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy;…” [1 Timothy 4:1-2] Those who validate gay marriage, women ordination, worship of angels, divorce, etc., expound doctrines of devils and hasten manifestation of prophecy. At the appointed time, all structures of religious perfidy and souls ordained to damnation shall be separated and “fall away” from the faith of Christ, as foretold: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” [2 Thessalonians 2:3] Apostate Church is coming as a snare and many shall be deceived and caught in the net of perdition. I warn you beforehand; take heed what you hear and stay true to Bible Truth. Remember, there is no repentance after apostasy; “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” [1 Corinthians 10:12]

4. Cruel persecution is imminent.
The season of tribulation is right ahead when false brethren shall harass, oppress and kill Saints in the name of God, as it is written: “…yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service” [John 16:2] When God rejected Cain, he killed his brother, as the Bible says: “…Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him” [Genesis 4:8] When Esau lost his birthright and blessing to Jacob, he persecuted and sought to kill his brother, saying in his heart: “…The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob” [Genesis 27:41] High priests and their flocks persecuted the Church because God rejected them and; “…there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad…” [Acts 8:1] Cain, Esau and the high priests were prototypes of Apostate Church harassing the chosen generation. I bear witness that the hour of tribulation is coming. We shall be purged of the last vestiges of flesh by persecution and our robes washed clean in fellowship of Christ’s suffering [Philippians 3:10] By predetermined counsel of God, we shall be delivered by translation and the great tribulation follows after the Bride is translated. Therefore, let us be strong in the Lord, knowing that our “redemption” is at hand, as it is written: “… when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” [Luke 21:28]

5. I challenge you to be faithful.
Brethren, permit me to remind you; “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” [1 Corinthians 15:51] I affirm that the Lord Jesus Christ is returning very soon and His reward is with Him. Thus says the Lord: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12] Now, here is wisdom; no man should be elated or depressed by earthly things he has or has not. I tell you, nothing in this world is reward for serving the Lord. If it were so, men will hoard and sell it to the highest bidder. We are all His servants and shall be “paid” when He comes, not before. We know that the Lord is coming to receive for himself; a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” [Ephesians 5:27] Therefore, let us do away with the spots and wrinkles of sin in our hearts. My fellow soldier in Christ, having come this far, hold on tight to your profession of Jesus Christ and let your deeds match your words. Today, the door of grace is open to everyman to seek and receive Christ as Lord and Saviour, tomorrow may be too late. Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” [Revelation 3:20]

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WhatsApp +(234)8023469838 sorrows” [Matthew 24:8] This generation is witness to prophecy fulfilled as forces beyond human control tear nations, governments and societies apart in savage fury. Nothing seems to work as it should and; “…the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” [Romans 8:22] There are wars, terror, poverty, pestilence, confusion and panic everywhere as the world staggers from one disaster to another. Regrettably, as multitudes run from pillar to post, they are caught like rats in pits dug by religious and political carpetbaggers. All praise and glory be to God Almighty who gave us a way of escape and eternal redemption in Jesus Christ.

2. Christ, our redemption is coming.
Thus says the Lord: “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh“ [Luke 21:28] This is no time to be fooled by catechisms of men and doctrines of denominations. The Spirit pleads with you to look up, see beyond your pains and seek Christ in godly sorrow and total repentance; “…for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed” [Romans 13:11] Beloved, we live in perilous times and everything about Christ’s coming will happen; “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” [1 Corinthians 15:52] Sadly, the Spirit warns that many shall be caught unawares; “…because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth” [Romans 9:28]

3. Beware of wolves in sheep clothing
Beloved, do not be distracted or deceived by what you feel, see or hear; “…because many false prophets are gone out into the world” [1 John 4:1] Avoid “political preachers” who thrive on forecasting election results. Steer clear of “Philistine bishops” who see wars and enemies everywhere. Shun pastors who worship mammon and foretell crass materialism. Keep away from “prophets of Beelzebub” who only see and prophesy antics of demons. Settle all doubts about your faith, owe no man anything and place your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the fulfillment of prophecy. Remember, your salvation is in Christ and not in the purview of any man. Refrain from sin, live in the revelation of Present Truth and it shall be well with you.

4. Jesus Christ is prophecy fulfilled.
The Bible says: “…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” [Revelation 19:10] The Spirit testifies that prophecy both written and unwritten are all about Jesus Christ and if everything should be written of Him; “…even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen” [John 21:25] If any man prophesy outside the testimony of Christ, he is a liar. All prophecy is domiciled in time and we are so close to the end of time. The end of prophecy is the return of Christ and closure of time. The Spirit of prophecy is crying to warn and prepare the Church for the coming of the Lord, saying: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12] I preach the coming of the Lord, in good faith, to the Church and whosoever will listen to repent in readiness for the appearance of Christ.

5. Today is the day of salvation.
If any man is not saved, let him receive Christ freely today, as Lord and Saviour. To the Saints; “…beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen” [2 Peter 3:17-18] I commend you to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ who is able to save to the uttermost. And the Spirit says: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” [Revelation 3:22]

FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” [Genesis 1:28]

1. Almighty God is Jehovah Sabbaoth
Jehovah Sabbaoth means the mighty man of war. The Bible says: “And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel” [Joshua 10:14] God fought for Israel and she prevailed over her adversaries. God made man in His own image, blessed him and gave him clear mandate to subdue the earth [Genesis 1:28] To subdue means “to bring somebody, thing or things under forcible control”. To subdue means “to contend and overcome”. To subdue means to “fight and prevail. Every bona fide child of God is a fighter and conqueror. Our weapons are not tongue, fists, guns or nuclear bombs. The Bible says: “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;“ [2 Corinthians 10:4]

2. Satan is the adversary.
The Bible says: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not;…And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” [Revelation 12:7-9] In the deep recesses of time, Satan rebelled against God, he lost and was exiled to this world. The Dragon turned the earth and her unseen regions to a fortified fortress and evil empire. The old serpent crowned himself god over the earth. He dispenses favour to those who worship before him and is a ruthless foe to those who deny him. He went against the Lord Jesus Christ, boasting and offering riches and glory of kingdoms of this world, if Jesus would bow before him, as it is written: “…All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” [Matthew 4:8-10] The Lord rejected his offer and battle was joined.

3. The battle is joined.
Satan boasted before the LORD, as it is written: And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life” [Job 2:4] Satan already lost his “life” and place in God’s presence. His objective of his warfare is to drag you down to the pit, forever separated from God. The battle is for your life, not your parish, tribe, nation, business, etc. Your life is not your heart beat. It is the image, likeness and inheritance of God in you [Genesis 1:26 28] Satanic warfare leaves no room for umpires or spectators. The shrill cry of the new-born baby is not of pain but the war cry of a soldier going to battle. As we grow older, the choices we make determine outcome of the battle. I am a fighter; I fight for my life to be reunited with God. I fight to stake my claim to eternal life. If you are not fighting, you are doomed to; “…everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matthew 25:41] If your battle is not for your life, you are a damned loser, as it is written: “… what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” [Mark 8:36]

4. Fight the good fight.
The Bible says: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” [Ephesians 6:12] The battle for your life is not against family members, business rivals, neighbours, etc. Those who spend their lives fighting for material riches, power, fame, science, nature, and the like, are ignorant and short-sighted. It is written: “…Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” [Luke 12:15] Your life is the measure of likeness of God in you, not your bank statement. Fighting for your life is the good fight. I encourage you to fight the good fight, as it is written: “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,…” [1 Timothy 6:12] Fight, because no man may fight for you. Fight to “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” [Philippians 2:12]

5. Put on the armour of God.
The Bible says: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” [Ephesians 6:11] Satan is not man, he is spirit. His battle plan is to get you to fight him on his own terms. The Devil wants you to fight him with flesh and earthly weapons. God is Spirit and any man that will put on His armour must be in spirit. Your preparation for battle begins with shedding fleshly muscles for spiritual biceps. This requires that the natural man/old man give way for the spiritual man/new man. It is written: “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” [Ephesians 4:22-24] The new man is born when you turn your life over to Jesus Christ [John 3:1-5] The new man is born of God and equipped to overcome the world including Satan and his hosts, as it is written: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” [1 John 5:4]

6. You must fight to win.
The Bible says: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” [Matthew 28:18] The power and munitions you need to fight and win are in Christ. Thus says the Lord: …in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” [John 16:33] Jesus not only has all power, He has overcome the world. His purpose on earth is to lead you to victory over the Devil, as it is written: “…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” [1 John 3:8] If you are a fighter, hold on, victory is certain. If you are ready to jump in the fight, the template for victory is Jesus Christ. The first step is to confess and repent of your sins and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. The second step is to grow in the: “…knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” [Ephesians 4:13] The battle is won as you grow in the Lord. Beloved, Christ in you is victory and hope of glory [Colossians 1:27]

HOUSE OF GODS

HOUSE OF GODS

“And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest” [Judges 17:5]

1. Micah built a house of gods.
The Bible says: “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes” [Judges 17:6] After some years in the Promised Land, Israel departed from God and every man “did that which was right in his own eyes”. In their new found prosperity, the people kicked against their God, as it is written: “But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation” [Deuteronomy 32:15] As gross darkness covered the land, a house of gods sprang up in the house of Micah. This son of Belial stole money from his mother, for which she placed a curse on him [Judges 17:2] When he returned the money, mother and son conspired to pollute the land with idols, as it is written: “Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah” [Judges 17:4] Micah made his son a priest and got a Levite to preside over his abomination [Judges 17:12]

2. This generation is drifting in stormy waters.
The Light of God is gradually going out in Western Europe and America. The nations that God favoured have forsaken His precepts. Those who took the Bible round the globe are trapped in mirror of darkness. The Church they helped to propagate is infested by house of gods. Every denomination is right in her eyes and every preacher is law to himself. The flocks are like sheep without shepherd and every man is right in his own way. Prophecy is fulfilled, as it is written: “…in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy…” [2 Timothy 3:1-9] There are “Micahs” in every city and house of gods on every street. The sheer number of these abominations is proof that organized Church is fast falling into deep slumber. Present Truth is far from her pulpits as she swims in murky waters of strong delusion, of which it is written: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” [2 Thessalonians 2:11-12]

3. Micah was a thief.
Thus says the Lord: “Thou shalt not steal” [Exodus 20:15] Satan is the ultimate thief who came: “…to steal, and to kill, and to destroy… [John 10:10] His seed are in priestly robes, presiding over house of gods. Jesus Christ planted His Church on the Rock, not a stash of stolen money. Thus says the Lord: “…thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18] The “Rock” is the revelation of Jesus as Christ, the Messiah [Matthew 16:16] Every parish planted outside the revelation of Jesus Christ is a house of gods and den of thieves. Every local assembly built with borrowed or stolen funds is a business venture for trading in souls of men [Revelation 13: 11-13] Every house of gods is a platform for deception, where men of corrupt minds celebrate gain over godliness, as it is written: “…men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself” [1 Timothy 6:5] House of gods are shameful spots in the fold, they are clouds without water; “…carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots” [Jude 1:12]

4. Micah sinned unto death.
God said to Moses: “And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons” [Exodus 28:1] When Micah made his son a priest, he sinned unto death by usurping the sovereign right of God to ordain priests [1 John 5:16] To feather their nests, Micahs in this generation make priests out of every available hand. Those so “ordained” contrary to divine injunction, wear dishonoured robes, for it is written: “… no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron” [Hebrews 5:4] God made a distinction between priests and Levites. Priests minister before God in the Holy Place and Holy of Holies. Levites minister in the outer court, slaughtering goats and receiving offerings from the people. Levites serve tables, priests are called; “…to prayer, and to the ministry of the word” [Acts 6:4]

5. Come out of house of gods.
Thus says the Lord: “…Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” [Revelation 18:4] Do not be deceived, house of gods are out there. Check out where you fellowship, try the spirit, as it is written: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” [1John 4:1] Your life is precious to God, do not mortgage it to that thief in cassock. Take heed you are not trapped in stomach ministry of a Levite turned priest. Tell that impostor, it is written: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” [Matthew 6:33] Salvation of Christ is not slavery, come out of the house of gods. Find a parish where Present Truth is preached. Thus says the Lord: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28] God loves you, irrespective of race, status or gender. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.