CIRCUMCISE YOUR HEART

1. CIRCUMCISION OF THE FLESH is the physical TOKEN of the EVERLASTING COVENANT between man and God. God said to Abraham:

“This is my COVENANT, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall CIRCUMCISE THE FLESH OF YOUR FORESKIN; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you” (Genesis 17:10-11)

2. CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART really came first, followed many years later by that of the FLESH. CIRCUMCISION, in the infinite wisdom of God, was designed to RESTORE and bring man into God’s ETERNAL REST through Jesus Christ. Adam, the first to hear from God, was also the first to have his heart CIRCUMCISED and RESTORED. As you may well know, God passed the INSTRUCTION not to eat the forbidden fruit to Adam, not Eve (Genesis 2:16-17) The choice of Adam for CIRCUMCISION over Eve, is therefore a consequence as well as symbol of the requirement of CIRCUMCISION for the CHURCH. The CHURCH, like Adam, was established on the SPOKEN WORD of God and received His ORACLES. Evidently, the primary tool of CIRCUMCISION is a SHARP KNIFE, which in this case is the WORD of God, as it is written: “For the WORD OF GOD is quick, and powerful, and SHARPER THAN ANY TWOEDGED SWORD, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12) As soon as Adam fell into SIN, God brought out the SHARP KNIFE and cut deep into the foreskin of his heart, saying: “…WHERE ART THOU? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I WAS NAKED; and I hid myself” (Genesis 3:9-10) When Adam “saw” and “heard” the SHARP KNIFE, he hid himself, because he was NAKED. That was exactly where God wanted him! Every man that will be CIRCUMCISED must stand NAKED before God. In any case, the SHARP KNIFE caught up with him in his hiding place. Adam was confronted with his SIN, CONFESSED ALL and the FORESKIN of his heart was removed, as it is written: “…HAST THOU EATEN OF THE TREE, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?…The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I DID EAT” (Genesis 3:12) Adam answered the question correctly, though some argue that he merely passed the buck to his wife. More importantly, however, God accepted his CONFESSION. Right there in Eden, the template of CIRCUMCISION, i.e., RENEWAL of FAITH in God through CONFESSION and REPENTANCE was established. Adam CONFESSED and REPENTED, not because he had not known God, but for falling short of His requirements. God, in turn, SEALED his RETURN and RENEWAL with the shedding of blood. The Bible says: “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” (Genesis 3:21) Blood was necessarily shed when God killed a lamb or more and made coats of skins for Adam and his wife. By the shedding of blood, the sure foundations of CIRCUMCISION were built into SALVATION via the blood of Jesus Christ. In the natural, blood is shed when the KNIFE cuts the flesh. In the real sense, the blood of Jesus Christ, the LAMB of God, is shed every time hearts are CIRCUMCISED, to RENEW, SANCTIFY and CLEANSE the CHURCH, as the Bible says “… 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) The CHURCH is CIRCUMCISED, CLEANSED and REAPED in every age to bring in the harvest of the earth. Those who HEAR the VOICE of the Lord, in their generations, like Adam, and submit to the SHARP KNIFE of Present Truth are SANCTIFIED and gathered into God’s REST. The FINAL HARVEST of the earth is coming of the Lord to receive His BRIDE, but the CHURCH is not ready, by reason of UNCIRCUMCISION. This message echoes the VOICE of the Lord calling His CHURCH to present herself for CIRCUMCISION. If any man has ears, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the CHURCH.

3. CIRCUMCISION was given to Abraham as a TOKEN of the COVENANT God made with him and through him, to bring ALL MEN under the SHARP KNIFE of His WORD including YOU. The COVENANT had TWO CLAUSES. The first pertained to the territorial estate God bestowed on Abraham and his CHOSEN HEIRS, for an everlasting inheritance, as it is written: “In the SAME DAY THE LORD MADE A COVENANT WITH ABRAM, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18) The SECOND, which also incorporated the FIRST, opened the door of GRACE and CIRCUMCISION to all nations, as it is written: “And I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an EVERLASTING COVENANT, TO BE A GOD UNTO THEE, and to thy seed after thee” (Genesis 17:7) The two CLAUSES were SEALED with the TOKEN of CIRCUMCISION in the FLESH, to ALL MEN born in the household of Abraham or BOUGHT with money, as it is written: “And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, OR BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF ANY STRANGER, WHICH IS NOT THY SEED” (Genesis 17:12) By this subsection of the COVENANT, YOU and I were ADOPTED and established in the COVENANT OF CIRCUMCISION, not because we are Jews, but as ONE BOUGHT and ADOPTED by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. The Bible says: “For ye are BOUGHT WITH A PRICE: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:20) So then, God is our FATHER, not by TOKENS in the FLESH, but by proof of CIRCUMCISION “MADE WITHOUT HANDS, IN PUTTING OFF THE BODY OF SINS of the flesh by the CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST” (Colossians 2:11) The CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST is not an outward show of piety or religious rituals, but the Lord purging His CHOSEN VESSELS, “That he might present it to 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) If truly YOU and I were bought with the blood of Jesus Christ, “let us lay aside EVERY WEIGHT, and the SIN which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the RACE that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1) The RACE before the CHURCH is the EXODUS to Gilgal, to be CIRCUMCISED at the HILL OF FORESKINS (Joshua 5:3)

4. CIRCUMCISION inevitably became the sole prerequisite for Israel to enter the Promised Land, after forty long years in the wilderness. God said to Joshua: “…Make thee SHARP KNIVES, and CIRCUMCISE AGAIN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL the second time” (Joshua 5:2) Imagine being led by GLORY CLOUDS in the day and PILLAR OF FIRE by night for forty years, only to denied entry to the Promised Land by reason of UNCIRCUMCISION. These people ate angel’s food and fellowshipped in God’s Presence, but were disallowed to the Land until they were CIRCUMCISED! (Psalms 78:24-25) If CIRCUMCISION of the FLESH prevented Israel from entering the Promised Land, how much more shall UNCIRCUMCISION of the HEART deny access to God’s heavenly kingdom. The children of Israel were not CIRCUMCISED all the forty years spent in the wilderness and all elders who had their foreskins removed in Egypt died on the way, as it is written: “…All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness…Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised” (Joshua 5:4-5) The present CHURCH is in many ways like Israel at Gilgal. All the elders who had their hearts CIRCUMCISED by the REVIVAL of the 1930s and 40s are mostly dead and gone to be with the Lord. The JOSHUAS and CALEBS in the FOLD are very few and we are largely an assembly of UNCIRCUMCISED flocks. We are so close to our destination, like Israel, yet so far away by reason of UNCIRCUMCISION. Our pulpits are overtaken by men who are neither CIRCUMCISED nor skilled to use SHARP KNIVES of the WORD of TRUTH. The ALMIGHTY has decreed that CIRCUMCISION must commence from the pulpit. Let every man that ministers at the altar of Christ step forward to be CIRCUMCISED.

5. CIRCUMCISION must necessarily begin from the priesthood, irrespective of age and status. Abraham, the prophet of God, was ninety-nine years old when he submitted to be CIRCUMCISED, as it is written: “And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin” (Genesis 17:24) I challenge all shepherds leading the flocks of Jesus Christ to step forward, NAKED before God and CONFESS every FAULT and SECRET SIN. We need not be told that CIRCUMCISION demands that we UNDRESS our hearts to the scrutiny of the SHARP KNIFE of the WORD of God. Though the VOICE of the Lord is calling all preachers and teachers His to Gilgal, those who have BLASPHEMED and SINNED against the Holy Ghost are deaf and will not heed the summon, because “…blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men” (Matthew 12:31) Beloved, no genuine servant of the Most High is exempt from CIRCUMCISION, by reasons of status, titles, riches, fame, size of congregation, etc. All these things are merely gifts to assist in the work of God. God, in the same manner, gave Eve to Adam as HELPMEET, but he mismanaged his HELPER and allowed her to rule over him. Is it true that God blessed YOU with earthly riches, spiritual gifts and dominion, for His work, but you allowed yourself to be enslaved to sexual sins, hypocrisy, filthy ambitions, covetousness, lies, emulation, political distractions, etc? What you need now is CIRCUMCISION, and though the pain is severe, the Lord insists that you allow His KNIFE to cut to the innermost parts unhindered. When we REPENT and RETURN to Him in sincerity and godly sorrow, the Lord surgically removes our FORESKINS of SIN, SELF and FLESH. Being CIRCUMCISED, we are CLEANSED, REVIVED and made ready for His Coming. CIRCUMCISION of the CHURCH prepares us for the OUTPOURING of the Holy Ghost and the GREAT REVIVAL that precedes the coming of the Lord. I plead with all men, irrespective of sect or denomination, to willingly submit to be CIRCUMCISED by the preaching and teaching of the WORD of TRUTH. Our time is far spent and this is no room for CANDY-COATED sermons and doctrines of devils. Whether you are reading or listening to this message, I admonish you not to harden your heart, as the Bible says: “TO DAY if ye will hear his voice, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEARTS, as in the provocation” (Hebrews 3:15)

6. CIRCUMCISION is for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and are desirous to be made ready to be TRANSLATED at His appearance in clouds of glory. If you are not BORN AGAIN, I enjoin you to turn you life over to Jesus Christ right now. REPENT and BELIEVE, by FAITH in the SALVATION preached in His NAME, amen
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HARVEST OF THE EARTH

1. HARVEST OF THE EARTH is ripe, the Lord of HARVEST is ready and REAPERS are at work to separate WHEAT, TARES and CHAFF. The Bible says:

“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the HARVEST OF THE EARTH is ripe” (Revelation 14:14-15)

2. HARVEST OF THE EARTH is the conclusion of allotted cycles of SOWING and REAPING. The earth is the FIELD and the “SEED is the word of God” (Luke 8:11) The SOWER is God, the SEED is His WORD and the WORD is God, as the Bible says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1) The WORD was planted in the Garden of Eden and grew into the TREE OF LIFE, whose fruit is EVERLASTING LIFE “and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations” (Revelation 22:2) Shortly afterwards, another seed crept into Eden and the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL sprang up beside the TREE OF LIFE. God warned Adam to stay clear of the second tree, saying: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE” (Genesis 2:17) It is evident God did not plant this tree because everything God made “was very good” (Genesis 1:31) God did not plant the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL to tempt Adam , as some argue, because “God cannot be tempted with evil, NEITHER TEMPTED HE ANY MAN” (James 1:1) The TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL got into the Garden because Adam slept on duty, as it is written: “But while men slept, HIS ENEMY came and SOWED TARES among the WHEAT, and went his way” (Matthew 13:25) The enemy that sowed TARES is Satan and the seed is FALSEHOOD. The Lord Jesus Christ related this parable above to explain how FALSEHOOD was crawled into Eden. Over time, the two trees filled the earth with WHEAT and TARES. WHEAT is the HARVEST of TRUTH. TARES are the offsprings of FALSEHOOD. The two SEEDS brought forth, in every age, according to their pedigree and REAPERS gathered them by their fruits, as the Bible says: “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” (Matthew 7:16) In the process of time, TARES grew abundantly, polluted the FIELD and MINGLED with the WHEAT. The HARVEST of WHEAT was threatened and God moved to renew His FIELD and preserve His HARVEST. God did two things. ONE, the WORD, that is TRUE SEED, became flesh and dwelt on earth. God was manifest in Jesus Christ to sow undiluted WORD/SEED by SACRIFICE on the Cross, at Calvary. TWO, the blood of Jesus Christ was shed to purge toxins of TARES and prepare the hearts of men to receive SALVATION. This is the incorruptible SEED; God was manifest in Jesus Christ and SALVATION is preached in His NAME in all nations and languages. If any man believes something else, it is FALSEHOOD. The Lord did not pull out the TARES, as that may harm the WHEAT, but said: “Let both grow together until the harvest:… ” (Matthew 13:30) Having done all that, Jesus Christ went back to heaven to await the FINAL HARVEST OF THE EARTH. Now, the FIELD is RIPE and READY for HARVEST. The Lord of HARVEST is coming to receive the bounty of His FIELD. He will burn the TARES and TRANSLATE His precious WHEAT to MANSIONS prepared for them in heavenly placed (John 14:2) Where do you stand? Are you WHEAT or TARES?

3. HARVEST OF THE EARTH kicked off as soon as the RAIN fell as promised by Jesus Christ, before His ascension. The first SHOWERS came at PENTECOST and the apostles went forth to sow the earth with the WORD. Faithful men and women, in who dwelt the Holy Ghost, followed their footsteps and sowed the TRUE SEED in all nations and tongues. They went out in every generation, empowered by the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. At the end of every dispensation, those who heard and received the undiluted WORD were separated and gathered as WHEAT into the bosom of the Lord. But TARES found their way into the told as soon as the men and women who received the SHOWERS were gone, no sooner were they gone, as foretold: “Also of your own selves shall men arise, SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS, to draw away disciples after them” (Acts 12:30) And as RAIN over famished land, God always remembered His people and poured His Spirit to renew the Church in every age. Regrettably, the same thing happened as TARES crept in and built sects and denominations on the ashes of every REVIVAL. They attach themselves to the vineyard with FALSEHOOD, thrive on DECEPTION and grow into a form of godliness but lacking the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Christ, as WHEAT. The Bible says they have, having “…a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5) TARES look so much like WHEAT by all outward appearances, tassles and all, but have not the SEAL and POWER of the Holy Ghost. TARES are planted in the Church but are not born into the family of God by His Spirit. TARES know and venerate their pastors and bishops as lords, but neither know nor are known by Jesus Christ, as the Bible says: “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:8-9) It is all so muddled up today, that no man may justifiably separate WHEAT from TARES, but Christ’s REAPERS are not men but angels (Matthew 13:39) Angels of God are not deceived by riches, fame, title or mantle and see through every mask of false piety. They are already here, searching every heart to gather, first, the TARES, as it is written: “…in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, GATHER ye together first the TARES, and BIND THEM IN BUNDLES to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn” (Matthew 13:30) REAPERS are presently busy all over the world, GATHERING TARES in BUNDLES. Every parish Church that will not endure Present Truth is a BUNDLE tied up in LIES. Every denomination or sect that glorifies tradition over the incorruptible SEED is a BUNDLE of TARES bound together in FALSEHOOD. Finally, smaller BUNDLES are BUNDLED into one monstrous INTERFAITH BUNDLE, ready for burning with fire. Perhaps you want to ask why TARES are gathered first. I will tell you. ONE, to allow more WHEAT to mature and bring forth bountifully. TWO, to give room for CHAFF to be separated from WHEAT. Now that you know about TARES, I plead with you to come out the of BUNDLES before they are set on fire. If you have escaped the BUNDLING, rejoice not yet, but do everything possible not to end up as CHAFF.

4. HARVEST OF THE EARTH is not over until every CHAFF is separated and WHEAT is safely TRANSLATED to be with the Lord. The Lord of HARVEST is determined that His HARVEST is pure, sans CHAFF and “will throughly PURGE HIS FLOOR, and gather his WHEAT into the garner; but he will BURN THE CHAFF with unquenchable fire” (Matthew 3:12) CHAFF is not TARES and is handled differently. Whereas TARES are uprooted and gathered in BUNDLES, CHAFF are separated by THRESHING and WINNOWING to obtain HARVEST of WHEAT without spot or wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27) CHAFF is the tragic end of those who started well, nourished by the OIL OF SALVATION, but ended up famished and dried. They started out with oil and burning lamps but somehow the oil leaked out and the lamp went off. Having tasted the goodness of the Lord and denied Him, there is no repentance for those who go the way of CHAFF.The Bible says: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame” (Hebrews 6:4-6) The Lord has surveyed and weighed His vineyard. He sees a Church riddled with CHAFF from top to bottom; men and women who were once bubbling with the LIFE of Christ are now LIFELESS. The SALT of the earth are now trodden down on the altar of fame, riches and satanic power. The handwriting is on the wall for all to see, as it is written: “…if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” (Matthew 5:13) Present distress and uncertainties in all nations is proof that the THRESHING and WINNOWING of the Church has begun in earnest. Multitudes are THRESHED, WINNOWED and blown away daily, from pressure to maintain RIGHT-STANDING with God in perilous times. Those who will not endure fellowship of Christ’s suffering to the end are CHAFF, and the Bible says: “Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them” (Psalms 35:5) If truly you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, I challenge you to keep your lamp burning and do not allow your oil to run dry. If any man has ears, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

5. HARVEST OF THE EARTH is the glorious TRANSLATION of the ELECT CHURCH after TARES are uprooted and CHAFF separated from the WHEAT. WHEAT, that is ELECT CHURCH, is the assembly of men and women who are “born again, not of corruptible seed, but of INCORRUPTIBLE, by the WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23) ELECT CHURCH is the LITTLE FLOCK that stayed true to the INCORRUPTIBLE WORD in all ages (Luke 12:32) At the end of every move of the Holy Ghost, those who stayed true to REVEALED TRUTH were gathered and sealed as the HARVEST of the age. At the coming of the Lord, those of us alive shall be united with them and shall all be TRANSLATED to be like Him and with Him forever, as it is written: “Then we which are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP TOGETHER with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17) I bare witness that very soon, the last bunch of TARES shall be BUNDLED with the rest and the tiniest CHAFF blown away. Then, shall the Lord of HARVEST appear in clouds of glory to receive His HARVEST. Beloved, the coming of the Lord is so close. This is not the time to stake your SALVATION on denominational doctrines or tradition. I plead with you to seek the God now when He may still be found and prepare to meet the Lord.

6. Perhaps you are not BORN AGAIN or got caught up in the BUNDLING of TARES, I witness to you that Jesus Christ is God manifest in flesh. The preaching of SALVATION in the NAME of Jesus Christ is the TRUE SEED and WORD of God. Receive Jesus Christ today, as your Lord and Saviour, and stake your claim to ETERNAL GLORY, amen
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STEWARDS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“Let a man so account of us, as of the MINISTERS OF CHRIST, and STEWARDS OF THE MYSTERIES OF GOD. Moreover IT IS REQUIRED IN STEWARDS, THAT A MAN BE FOUND FAITHFUL” [1 Corinthians 4: 1-2]

1. Jesus Christ is God made flesh.
This is the mystery of creation; that God became flesh and lived among us. God prepared a body for himself to do His will [Hebrews 10:5-7] Though the fullness of Godhead dwelt in Him, Jesus humbled himself to perfect divine purpose [Colossians 2:9] He offered Himself a sacrifice for our sins [Hebrews 10:9-14] Jesus Christ came not to be served, but to serve. He became for us, the Steward of our righteousness and salvation. Every soul that comes to Jesus Christ is required to acquire the mind of Christ and be raised as steward of Truth. As it is written:
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” [Philippians 2:5-10]

2. Stewardship is obedience to God.
Jesus Christ put aside His heavenly glory endured indignities of flesh, in absolute obedience. He was longsuffering and capped obedience in willing submission to death on the cross [John 10: 15—17] Our salvation is therefore not an end, but passage to stewardship in the manner of the Son of God. No one is exempt and every child that comes to the Father must learn obedience through stewardship. The Lord is our perfect example of stewardship, though the Son yet learnt and suffered in the school of obedience. The Bible says:
“Though he were a son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of salvation unto all them that obey him” [Hebrews 5:8-9]

3. Stewards suffer to perfect obedience.
The pains of a steward are the agony of a righteous soul in a wicked world. Lot was a steward in Sodom. His soul was afflicted by what he saw and heard in [2 Peter 2:7] The “suffering” of Lot was not punishment for evil, but the wounds of his battle to remain upright in a decadent society. Likewise, the suffering of Christ was the burden of being a righteous man in a backslidden generation. Every steward is called to fellowship of Christ’s power and suffering. We are His members and stewards if we know Him in truth and live in conformity with His example. As it is written:
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead” [Philippians 3:10-11]

4. Stewardship is pilgrimage of service.
When Abraham left the city of Ur, he was a steward on pilgrimage [Hebrews 11:8-16] Every son adopted into the family of God is a pilgrim on spiritual odyssey of service. The journey is long and filled with danger. He, who called us, has blessed us with spiritual gifts and blessings in heavenly places for the journey [Ephesians 1: 3] Every steward is accountable for the gift or gifts bestowed on him. We are required to use His spiritual endowments to serve and please the Master and not for personal gain. The Lord gave gifts to all according to His purpose and divine agenda. As the Bible says:
“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 fullness of stature of Christ” [Ephesians 4:11]

5. A steward is a minister.
Every man that comes to Christ is required to mature into a minister of Christ’s righteousness. The sons of Levi received goats and rams from Israel to minister at the altar. We have a better sanctuary in Christ, made by God [Hebrews 8:2] We are called by divine mandate as ministers on an altar not made by men. We have no need of bulls and rams. We are equipped by Christ to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God [1 Peter 2:5] Priests in the temple received gifts from men, but Jesus Christ gave us heavenly gifts to minister in His Presence. As it is written:
“But unto everyone is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men” [Ephesians 4:7-8]

6. We are saved to serve.
No servant is above his master [Luke 6:40] We are stewards of Christ and must be like Him. Jesus Christ ministered heavenly riches and was not a treasurer of earthly treasures of silver and gold. We are commissioned to feed His sheep with heavenly bread and meet their material need where necessary. Let every man be mindful how he serves, lest we run foul of the Master. We are called to minister to His lambs not to impoverish them. No steward is superior to another; we all have one master, that is, Jesus Christ. Every steward is bound by service rules set by the Lord. Thus says the Lord:
“But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, …and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes….For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: …” [Luke 12:45-48]

7. Every steward is a servant.
Beloved, we are not heirs of salvation because men call us bishop or prophet. We are accounted as sons of God when we have been tried as stewards, purged of flesh and approved by Christ [James 1:12] We must never forget that we are stewards and not lords over the flocks of Christ. That ministry we cherish so much is by no means personal business; it is God’s heritage [Jeremiah 23:1] Those who rule the household of God with the fist of wickedness and extort the poor have a case to answer at the coming of the Lord. Thus says the Lord:
“Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD” [Jeremiah 23:1-2]

8. Stewardship is not competition.
We are co-labourers in the vineyard of the Lord. Every steward has his appointed place and hour to fulfill divine purpose. Those who cause divisions and bicker over personal interpretation of scripture are chasing shadows. Divisions breed pride, strife and competition [1 Corinthians 3:4-9] Pride is at the root of denominations and sects. Pride reigns where flesh is not broken and fuels unending strife. Strife provokes divisions and inflames unwholesome competition. Competition in the fold is satanic agenda; we are all baptized to one body. As it is written:
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we 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. For the body is not one member, but many” [1 Corinthians 12:12-14]

9. Stewardship is Christ in us.
The son is born with DNA of his father. He does not struggle to prove his paternity. When we come to Christ, we are adopted into the family of God and His Spirit dwells in us [1 Corinthians 3:16] Every steward has His Master dwelling in him. God is working in us to will, do and fulfill His purpose [Philippians 2:13] We please God not by intellectual exertions or will power but of His Spirit that dwells in us. Our stewardship is not a death struggle because His seed is in us. If any man ministers without Christ’s seed, he is at best a hireling. A hired hand struggles for material gain and flees his duty post at the least sign of danger. Thus says the Lord: “But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep” [John 10:12-13]

10. Are you a steward or hireling?
Every offering shall be salted with fire [Mark 9:49] Every man or woman that comes to Jesus Christ shall be “salted” by the rules of stewardship. If any man is in the way, let him assess himself, whether he is a hireling or faithful steward. Let every man consider his foundation. Faithful stewards are born of incorruptible word of God and established on sure foundation of apostles and prophets with Christ as Cornerstone [1 Corinthians 10:11; Ephesians 2:20] Beloved, our stewardship shall be examined and made manifest by fire and hirelings shall be put to shame. As it is written:
“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire” [1 Corinthians 3:13-15]

11. God is not a respecter of persons.
He does not see as men see or judge by sight. God sees and judge by the heart. The thoughts and intents of every steward shall be judged. Nothing is hid from the Lord, who keeps record of secret and hidden things [Revelations 20:12] Men are easily deceived by what they see; large auditorium, huge congregation, wealth, fame, etc. God is not deceived and His judgment is true. God is not mocked by miracles; He is looking for men and women whose hearts are right towards Him. His eyes search the earth; nothing is hid from the Lord. Thus says the Lord:
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work iniquity” [Matthew 7:22-23]

12. Jesus Christ is coming.
The Master is coming with His reward. Whatever any man has today is not a reward from the Lord. The reward of His stewards is with Him and He shall give every man according to His work (Revelation 22:12) Beloved, time is far spent, let us put aside selfish interests to seek and serve the Lord, who laid down His life for us [2 Kings 5:26-27] Let us do away with madness and strong delusion of self approval [2 Thessalonians 2:11] This is the time to put aside every weight and fight the good fight of faith. The Bible says:
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” [Revelation 22:11-13]

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FINISHING STRENGTH

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint:” [Isaiah 40:31]

1. Strength is effective use of power.
The rise and fall of nations and civilizations is a power equation. The breath in your nostrils is driven by strength and when it fails you die. When a business loses strength it crashes. Failure of any sort is proof of little or no strength, as the Bible says: “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” [Proverbs 24:10] This is the ultimate season of adversity as the world staggers from distress to confusion and; “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” [Luke 21:26] The faithful and faithless are weary and faint in excruciating pains of a world tottering to disaster. Living and enduring faith is scarce and many fire-spitting bishops, pastors and disciples have gone and traded spiritual gifts for material gain. As we turn the last lap of time, those who trust in the Lord gasp for finishing strength to run and obtain the crown of glory. These are perilous times, let him that has ears listen to what the Spirit says: “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” [Hebrews 12:1]

2. Life is the race for eternity.
King Saul started well, got a new heart and; “…the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied…” [1 Samuel 10: 9-10] King Saul spoke in tongues but that was not enough to finish strong. When he was established, he rebelled against God and sought finishing strength from a witch, saying: “…Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her…” [1 Samuel 28:7] He lost his soul, kingdom and three sons, all in one day! [1 Samuel 31:6] The man in Christ was exhausted at the tail end of the race and said: “…Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done” [Luke 22:42] He stuck to divine purpose and an angel appeared to deliver finishing strength, as it is written: “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him” [Luke 22:43] Finishing strength is God’s enablement to succeed in everything you do. Finishing strength is not the property of any denomination or sect and cannot be bought or transferred. Finishing strength comes from God to accomplish His purpose according to His vision

3. Run with purpose.
God has purpose for your life. God’s purpose is the mission He has for you, separate from secular chores or duties assigned by your pastor. It is your assigned place in the body of Christ, as it is written: “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” [1 Peter 2:5] Finding and keeping your location in God’s “spiritual house” is the ticket to finishing strength. Those who run outside God-approved mission are disconnected from finishing strength. Each soul born of God is a “lively stone” hewn from the same Rock, i.e., Jesus Christ. Every “lively stone” is shaped to fit into God’s “spiritual house” as; “….apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers” [Ephesians 4:11] Whatever your office, the mission is to reflect and be a true witness of the prophetic revelations of Jesus Christ. In doing so, let us “offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God” in the manner of Jesus Christ; “…who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” [Hebrews 12:2]

4. Run in the vision.
God has a vision for man that runs from creation to eternity. God’s agenda was passed from age to age in prophetic revelations of Jesus Christ, who is the brightness of the glory of God and; “…the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…” [Hebrews 1:3] Those who ran before the birth of Jesus did so according to the prophetic vision of Christ revealed in their days. This generation is the beneficiary of the fullness of God’s vision. The prophetic revelation of this age is the; “…Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” [Matthew 24:30] This is Present Truth and a sure word of prophecy [2 Peter 1:19] Beloved, it is not enough to run, we must run in full understanding of the present time and season. Let us run the race like the; “…children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” [1Chronicles 12:32] Let us run as men who know that the Lord will return “as a thief in the night” [1 Thessalonians 5:2]

5. Receive Finishing Strength.
This generation speaks in tongues, having; “…a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof…” [2 Timothy 3:5] The Church celebrates numbers without power. This is the lukewarm Church that boasts, saying: “…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 race has been long and we all need to be revived for the crucial last lap. The power of the Holy Ghost is the finishing strength that shall power the gospel; “…in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” [Matthew 24:14] Let the Church repent and return to the mission handed over to us and demonstrated in Acts of the Apostles. Let us run in the vision of Present Truth, turning away from crass materialism. When we have been purged, we shall be revived by the power of the Holy Ghost and the Lord; “…will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth” [Roman 9:28] Amen

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LOOK UP

LOOK UP

“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)

1. There are three general classes of people on earth.
I can tell the three categories by the direction of their eyes. The first group looks down on the earth. The second set looks around. The third class looks up. This classification applies to all affairs of life. In the corporate world it is known as target audience. In warfare it is battle objective. In the Christian race, It is the prescribed format for running to victory, as it is written: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” [Hebrews 12:2]

2. Looking down is rebellion against God.
The man that looks down blames God for his shortcomings and failure. His head is down, overtaken by dark clouds of defeat, shame and sorrow. The world is full of people looking down and in anger against God, overwhelmed by terror, poverty, sickness, war, social decadence, etc. Whatever you are passing through, rebellion against God is the last thing you want to do. Before you bury your head in confusion, remember that Satan is right down there waiting for you. The Bible says: “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life” [ Genesis 3:14] The man that looks down adds destruction to his calamity.

3. Looking down is not a solution.
Looking down is one-way route to destruction. This generation is bedeviled by multitudes running the steep slope to perdition. The economy is bad, nature is gone is crazy and a rash of unknown diseases torment the world leading many to look down and cling to alcohol, drugs, spiritism, false religion, hedonism, etc. This is the broad way, glamorous and acceptable to the doomed. It is the way of the world and the end is eternal separation from God, as it is written: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” [Matthew 7:13]

4. Looking around is fool’s paradise.
Those who look around spend their times in fool’s paradise. They bend backwards to be religiously, socially and politically correct, glossing over canons of God’s righteousness and faith. We have them in religious leaders and flocks who justify themselves by themselves. They have best ratings with men and zero score with God. To such folks, the Bible says: “…Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” [Luke 16:15] God is not fooled by long robes and pretentious prayers, as It is written: “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” [2 Corinthians 10:12]

5. Look up.
Looking up is sign of submission to God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ. I tell you, as the day goes by things are going to go from bad to worse. The economy will soon go bust. There shall be more wars and terror all over the globe. The Bible says: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” [Luke 21:25-26] The hearts of men are failing and many are turning to looking down and around. I tell you Look up to Jesus

6. Look up, Jesus Christ is coming.
He is coming to put an end to the groaning and suffering in the world. Those who look up to Him, like the fiery serpent in the wilderness shall be delivered from this dying world. The children of Israel were in anguish in the wilderness, bitten and tormented by snakes, and God said to Moses: “…Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live” [Numbers 21:8] Look up to Jesus Christ, accept Him as your Lord and Saviour and receive strength to do exploits, as it is written: “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits” [Daniel 11:32]

WHERE ARE THE PROPHETS?

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 civilizations have pushed the world to the edge of mutually assured destruction. United Nations, super powers and international peace accords are a ruse because; “…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, the SOLUTION is in PROPHECY and the PROPHETS. God is primed to translate those who trust in Him to a new earth and new heavens [Revelation 21:1] This is the mystery of all time and a sure prophecy. The movement of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land was a dry run for the ultimate Exodus, of which the Bible says: “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] 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 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 birth, death and coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. 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] The 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