Jesus made it clear that He is more than a mere saviour; that He is truly Jehovah God. John 15:5-7 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” The bottom line, in this verse, is that “for without me ye can do nothing” and only God makes such asseveration and will never be found dwelling in the error of blasphemy.
Matthew 26:27-28 “And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28) For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” And a new covenant was established to erase the Adamic annihilating sinfulness, one sacrifice for all mankind and for all sins. Amen. Hebrews 9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” What is the word ‘remission’? It is aphesis (a'-fe-sis): ‘1. a removal. 2. (figuratively) a pardon, a release (from guilt and penalty).’ When Abel performed his sacrifice, it was the blood of a domesticated quadruped animal. Hanging on the cross of Calvary, the Lord God shed His salvific blood. Praise the Lord!
What makes Sheikh Gumi’s people, the fighters, as their warriors is easily traced to the protocolary of Muhammadan warfare of jihadism. The protocol says, “Fight against those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth [i.e. Islam] from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled” (Qur’an 9:29). Fighters of any cause are warriors, indubitably. Gumi is simply advocating for the legality of Boko Haram, ISWAP, atrocities of Fulani herdsmen and the inhuman abductions of people for ransom that has, all these years of this qur’anic cruelty, enriched in billions, If not a trillion naira in the treasury of Gumi’s jihadism.Read More
The beseeching philippic of the pour from the lips of Abel was not, in any way, evil. He was totally consumed by a visceral conviction of Cain’s guilt. It is, to Abel, rationally tenable. Cain was too blinded by wickedness to see his crime standing in judgment before God. Satanically, he could not care at all. In His infinite mercy, God would not apply Adamic irrationality. “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel” (Hebrews 12:24). The word ‘speaketh’ laleō (lal-eh’-o), means: ‘To utter a voice or emit a sound; To utter articulate sounds.' If it is important for God to be merciful to mankind, it was then needful for Him to make a vocalization, out of His eternal heart of mercy, hence, ‘better things' which in Greek is kreittōn (krite'-tohn): ‘more useful; more serviceable; more advantageous; more excellent.’
The blood that held the life essence of Abel demanded a vengeful justice. He was not wrong in his appealing philippic. Abel simply did not draw his visceral drive from the heart of God’s mercy. This is the reason why God would not use someone like Abel to make the soteriological covenant. Noah, whose righteousness saved fallen man from annihilation, was not good enough to take on mediatorial role for mankind. Not Moses, Samuel, David Paul, John or Peter could successfully assume the role of the Mediator between God and man. Only Jesus can save. Jesus as the Christ made the Old Testamentary covenant. Only the Initiator of the first covenant could have told them in Mark 14:24 “And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.”
Do verses 22 and 23 say categorically that Jesus is the Head of the Church and does it reveal that the Church is His mystical body? Did I not explain clearly that the saved soul is the full responsibility of the Godhead? If the Church is His mystical body, does it not behove God to do the Jude verse one needful? “…to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:” (Jude 1:1). The Father “purifies” for salvation. Jesus Christ is the divine refrigerator that continues in “preserving the regenerate Christian from injury, rottenness and loss,” because that is what the Greek word for 'preserved', tēreō (tay-reh’-o) means.
Through the inspired energy of the Holy Spirit, the gospel becomes meaningful; the “call” is made and what does the Father-sanctified and Christ-preserved do? Led by the Holy Spirit the utterance of the prayer of salvation is made from the heart, you get born again and the Trinity takes over the purchased life, and your new life becomes the full responsibility of God; how can it be lost? Has God ever lost anything He truly wants for Himself? Selah!
The first stance of soteriological existence is the act of faith. It does say somewhere, “faith cometh by hearing;” and when the heard substance is led to the state of digestion, the risen hope transforms into a deeply rooted faith in the rhema of the Logos. The LORD God, seeing this display of sheer intent of the abiding faith, the Godhead takes it up from there: for He alone can bring the objectivity of faith into its destined consummation.
It is God’s business transaction, which requires not a less in Divinity of participation. Another Entity of eternality, the Holy Spirit, must, as of divine requirement, serve as the earnest. God the Father did not perfect the payment of regeneration of the Christian with the denarii of the Roman tentacles of nations’ occupation. He did not pay with the British pound sterling to save Europeans; the globally sought after US dollars was not the currency of transaction; neither is the Nigerian naira offered for the redemption of Africans. The tectonic relevancy and divine bourne is the onliest reason why God must use Himself as the down payment for the Church: God’s biggest dream.
The saved is in the eternality of, not One, but in the Divine hands of Two Members of the Godhead; in fact the saved soul is held in the eternal hands of the Trinity – the Holy Spirit is actively involved in the soteriology. Theologically, we understand that what is in the hand of the Christ is said to be in the Father’s hand as well. But the seriousness of the Divine Insurance Corporation (headquartered in heaven) enforces me to dwell on the individuality and the distinctiveness of each of the Members of the Godhead. The hand of Christ, from which none can pluck, is a mystical arm of eternality. It is impossible to even come to an approaching distance, not to talk of touching it. If you cannot touch it what possibility, on earth, gives anyone the strength of moving just one finger of eternal existence? Need we dwell on the impossibility of plucking the saved soul out of the hand of the Christ?
Now the same saved souls are secured in the Father’s eternal hand. One eternality is much, too much enough to effect security for all eternities; but two hands of the Divinity? Phew! It is the end of the discussion! How it seems too difficult to understand this simple scriptural facticity is disturbing to my theological mind, honestly! Does it not make it explicitly in abundance of clarity in Romans 11:29 that “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance”; where ‘without repentance’ is the Greek ametamelētos (am-et-am-el’-ay-tos) meaning: ‘unregretted or better still, irrevocable’? The predestined quiddity of the born again, which before creation was an issue of Godhead predetermination concerning the Christian, makes his spiritual rebirth unreversible.
He says pointedly, ‘a man-faced being of Adamic nature’ cannot be justified save by the faith, faith in the word of God. Any person who comes to Jesus, knowing that he was born in sin and wants to be justified, must get born again, a birth engendered solely by the beneficence of Divinity, maintained and perfected by the same God and which has absolutely nothing to do with man’s moral rectitude is what this new birth of soteriology is all about.
“Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied” (Jude 1:1-2). God Almighty, the Eternal Father, already knew in the eternal past who will seek to be redeemed. So, what did He do? The Greek word for ‘sanctified’ is hagiazo (ha-ǰiy-a'-zō): ‘1. to make holy, to set apart unto God and apart (alienate) from the world. 2. (ceremonially) to cleanse. 3. (mentally) to reverence.’ What God did was to use His omnipotence to ‘set those who will receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour apart’ unto Himself.
Everything that marks the process of salvation is God’s work, therefore, the born again person will continually have the Divine attention of ‘mercy’ (to be forgiven always), ‘peace’ (prosperity in all its ramifications) and ‘love’ (God’s unconditional, protective affection) multiplied unto his soul, simply because this regenerate soul must not be lost. Amen!
Have we forgotten that Jesus, the Good Samaritan, took the injured victim to an ‘inn’ that is pandocheion (pan-dokk-i'-on): ‘a public house for the reception of strangers; all receptive.’ Remember also that the victim did not supply anything towards his recuperation. The Good Samaritan provided everything, including the payment for the place of rest. How much did He pay? Two pence; and in those days a penny is regarded as a day’s wage. Theologically, a day in God’s heaven is like a thousand years on our terra firma. According to Rev. Chris Okotie, the two pence is the payment of our rest in the Church, divinely presided by the Holy Spirit, for two thousand years. As long as the Church age functions on earth, the Christian is protected against any evil eventuality. Jesus has not performed His Second Coming, therefore, we must remain divinely protected from falling into any loss of salvation. It is just not possible that what Jesus paid for will suffer spiritual deterioration. The terms and conditions of this salvific transaction are absolutely in the hands of the Members of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit will never accuse the Lord Jesus, the Second Member of the Godhead, of defaulting in payment, and consequently throw out an erring inmate of ‘the Inn’ – the Church of the Living God. The belief in the loss of the salvation brought by Jesus is quite unscriptural.Read More
Jesus Christ is indubitably the Rock of Ages – the eternal stability of the souls of regenerate born again children of the Most High, making sure no soul is lost, once saved: for who can pluck Christians out of God’s hand when it is clearly understood that, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
How could our superintendent pastors not see that the word ‘pluck’ is the Greek harpazō (har-pad'-zo): ‘to seize, carry off by force; to seize on, claim for one's self eagerly; to snatch out or away; to steal (absolutely). How can teachers of the Word not grok that even the practicality of the viciousness of Satanism cannot, and will never remove the saved souls from the hand of the Creator? When John revealed the drama that took place in the heavenly assizes, where the One Who sat on the empyrean throne of the Majesty held the scroll, could any being of creationism approach the throne to take or even accept the scroll? None, save the One Who possessed the kind of hand that held the scroll could stretch the similitude of hand and to take! Only the eternality of the hand of Christ could legally and appropriately be stretched towards the eternal hand of the Father. As long as one has got himself initiated into the soteriology of the Godhead both hands and that of the Holy Spirit are holding that one firmly.
In the book of 1Corinthians 10:12, the reading is, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” The word ‘thinketh’, dokeō (dok-eh'-o) means: ‘to be of opinion, think, suppose, to seem, to be accounted, reputed; it seems to me, I think, judge: thus in question, it seems good to, pleased me, I determined.’ Pauline script here is chiefly at the Corinth citizens and less to the true Christian believer; it is meant to he logical capability to question the divine doctrine of Christianity. According to Fausset, it is said of Corinthians to be “Notorious for immorality, ‘to Corinthianize' was proverbial for playing the wanton. The worship of Venus, whose temple was on Acrocorinthus, was attended with shameless profligacy, 1,000 female slaves being maintained for the service of strangers.” Pauline script was on point in telling them to keep away from the acts of: murmuring, fornication, tempting Christ, lust and idolatrous proclivity. This could either, as a true believer, end him not receiving any reward in heaven; or if he has not yet believed, end his eternal being in hell!Read More
So, what Scriptural explanations debunk preachers of “you can lose your salvation”? The very few words of the microcosm of the entire Bible, John 3:16, make indubitable provision for the answer, which reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Greek for ‘everlasting’ is aiōnios (ahee-o’-nee-os): ‘without beginning and end; that which always has been and always will be; without beginning, without end; never to cease.’ And ‘life’, zōē (dzo-ay'): is specifically ‘God’s kind of unending life.’ The question now is that did God ever know that the saved Adamic entity would commit sin after the spiritual regeneration? If His Omniscience knew this fact, why should He bestow a life unending unto the born again knowing fully well that it stood to be lost immediately the individual commits one sin? There is no way God would give an eternal life that stood to be lost. Prove to me that what God, through grace, gave was never eternality of God’s life and I will agree with Oyedepo that “once saved is not always saved.”Read More
Theologically speaking, is it possible for God, the Creator, to have a mother? Mothering Jehovah is an absolute possibility of the deification of Mary. Could she be a ‘Goddess’? Why, for crying out loud, would such an aberrational latria be accorded a good and very humble natured Mary of the Bible, who will definitely deny this Mariolatrous crave of Catholicism?
The quiddity of maternity presupposes superiority of age above the object of parturition. If this is a truism, then Mary must be older, biologically, than the pristine Adam the female. Why do I think so? Mary must, of biological necessity, be older than the Incarnation of her parturition, simply because the LORD God is older than the Woman of Eden. Is Mary older than the Christ? Ascribing aeipartheonos to Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a proof of the fact that some theologians are bedevilled with the problem of philosophers, who, suffering from idleness of mind, will, on their own volition, decide to theorize things that cannot be found in the mind of the divine Object of theology: the LORD God. When you seem not to have anything to do, the right thing to do is to read the Bible, not as a literary stuff, but with the aid of the Holy Spirit.Read More
An Entity of anciency whose existence has no beginning cannot be said to be begotten of another, especially by someone whose existence has a historical beginning. The theological hypostatic union of Jesus Christ, as one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man is the clincher. It is the enablement, galvanizing the full legality of Divine participation in the soteriological consummation. Jesus, armed with His free moral agency and in righteous intent to please the Father; and in joint participatory of the Christ, coming from the eternality of eternities, with all the Omnipotence of His Omniscience, boasting of Divine Omnipresence, apprehensive of every evil intent of Satanism and blocking off all its acts, nothing could go wrong with the salvation having made seven times sure that the holy pregnancy could not be terminated. Mary had, absolutely, nothing to do with this intervention of the Godhead. His humanity went through the biological parturition, and of His Deity? It only partook of His humanity.
The humanity of Jesus could never have been able to save the world; only God could, can and will ever consummate such soteriological feat. Hebrews 2:16 “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” What this verse is teaching is that of a dramatic scene where two people are sinking to the point of drowning; Jesus looked at the first one; it was an angel. He looked at the other one who happened to be a human being; and the Saviour decided that it is the son of Adam that He would save.
The Incarnation came with a foetus coming into existence for the first time in the matrix of Mary. The fleshy humanity of Him is Jesus, ‘born’ unto us. Inside the foetus is the eternal Christ, very God of very God, the ‘gift’ from the Eternal Giver. Christ can only be given; He cannot be born. What is very clear is that, for every parturitive reality there is a maternal existence that is always an older entity.
The maternal reality, being older, nurses the infant till the weaning period, and guiding the child into adulthood. These Mary did in bringing up the Jesus, the humanity of Immanuel. What could she or Joseph have done to nurture the eternality of a Member of the Godhead to adulthood? A baby is characterized by physical, mental and spiritual weakness; is God ever weak? What knowledge or wisdom has Mary to impart to the One of Whom it is written, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3)? Who taught Mary that she could teach the Christ, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3)?
In contrast is the story of rich faithful man of God, Job. The devil was maniacally jealous of Job’s success even in the face of the reign of earthly Satanism. Job went through excruciating trials like none other in biblical accounts; yet he stuck, like the three Hebrew teenagers adamantly defied Nebuchadnezzar, to the LORD his God. After the trials Job was restored, becoming, probably, the richest on earth, where Lucifer prides himself as the god of its system. Job enjoyed his riches with no sorrow. In his majestic days Solomon was unarguably the number one richest person on the surface of the earth. He asked God for wisdom to rule successfully in the land of Israel. His prayer before the LORD God was not only answered, God told him in 1Kings 3:13, “And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.”Read More
In the anomalous apotheosis of his desiderative drive against the eternally sacral mind of the LORD God, Lucifer got his inordinateness banishing him into the vagrancy of apodiabolosis – having lost his glorious, first estate – not holding the eternal Light of the Godhead but flung into absolutely pitch darkness. Cain knew no peace all his days; Judas Iscariot found himself in the straightjacket toga of Gehenna, for willing in himself to bewray the Lord of glory. The first thing Lucifer did after the fall of Adamic race was to establish covens of secret societies, to which members he gave riches and fame. But his donations come with hideous prices to pay: prices of wicked ritualism too disturbing to the soul of man. Nebuchadnezzar would tell you what manner of disgust it was going through those three aspects of divination: use of arrows (belomancy); consulting images (idolomancy or Hebraic teraphim) and looking into the liver (hepatoscopy), towards the end of his life when, as an idol worshipper, he consulted his gods for prosperity.Read More
Jesus Christ is the Prince of wealth and not Plutus, Lakshmi or any wealth distributing idolatrous deity of human obeisance. The Greek ploutos speaks of having more than enough of a need, only God can be such a providential Giver. When did God become this rich? Is it a million or septillion years ago? It is from the time ever before eternity past, when any physicality of creationism was yet to be. The Christ, God the Father and the Holy Spirit (The Trinity) own the inexhaustible riches in existence. The true God is the One who dispenses the wealth that comes with no sorrow. How could Jesus make the categorical John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it?” It is because of His providential wealth suzerainty.Read More
He, Muhammad, tells them that those who die in the Islamic cause of jihadism should not be distressed because a blissful aljana – Islamic heaven of Allah – awaits them, which includes the houris – fair-eyed wives. Ad-Dukhan [i.e. chapter 44] verse 54 “Thus. And We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes.”
The contrary stance of this qur’anic, motivational opium is absolutely not in tandem with biblical facticity, making it a dangerous mirage. Ask yourself, even if there are wives for men in heaven – which is absolutely incorrect – why should it be an outrageous 72 houris per celestial jihadist? Why should Muhammad teach that each man will have an uncanny sexual strength of a hundred men? Is this not a bait of appeal that presses the button of carnal greed of Adamic proclivity? Many times I wonder how many husbands are due to a female jihadist! Who is advertising theological lie, Jesus or Muhammad: for Jesus taught that there would be no marriages in heaven?
Unfortunately for Islam, the LORD God made sure that Jesus is accorded the title of Al-Masih – about 33 times – from the mouth of the prophet of Allah. Masih is etymologically of Hebraic root. The Hebrew tongue calls it Mâshı̂yach (maw-shee’-akh) meaning ‘the Anointed’ i.e. Christ. The Mâshı̂yach, to the Jew, is the Saviour King of the world. There is no way Islam can by any vitiation, wriggle out of the Scriptural fact that Al-Masih, a Hebraic borrowed name, is the Saviour of the world. Shem spread the fame of Jesus; Japheth enlarged the fame of His Divinity; and Ham must ensure that the end time evangelism of the salvation that comes only through the Person of Jesus is preached. Satan, the Devil is not comfortable with it. His jihadic method of annihilation must be brought heavily down on the evangelic willingness of the children of Hamish Christianity.
There is not a smidgeon of doubt that Nigeria is the arrow head of God’s end time proclamation of Jesus. Jihadism is truly a premeditated brutality of Satanism. It must be unleashed on Nigeria to thwart the Hamish end time evangelism which is to be anchored by the Nigerian Christianity through divine authorization. Was there anything the Devil did not do to destroy Shem in the hands of Pharaoh when Israel sojourned in Egypt? I thank God, whose mighty hand led Shem to victorious safety. Europe was debilitated by two annihilating world wars, yet the word of God did thrive. Hallelujah! The same mighty, eternal hand of Jehovah will take divine care of Ham (Africa i.e. Nigeria), politically, socially and economically, just as He protected Shem from being destroyed – Israel was well fed; well protected against aggression; in fact the shoes and apparels of Israel remained intact for the whole forty years in the wilderness! Incredible? Deuteronomy 29:5, “And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.” God made sure that Ham was not cursed when he made jest of Noah’s drunken state. Ham must be safe. In Noachian Ham, Nigeria too is safe. Amen.
Farmers, in their thousands, kept complaining and when the government of President Muhammadu Buhari remained uncaring, the affected farmers decided to wage wars against the notorious Fulani heavy-rifled-wielding marauders. What was Buhari’s reaction to fighting against his fellow Fulani herders? “You can’t be fighting your fellow brothers.” It was then I understood former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s warning that Buhari had hatched the campaign of the Fulanization of Nigeria. The former president knew what he was saying, obviously.
Before one knows what was happening, the herders had become bandits of terrorism. Guess what their slogan is? The inevitable, “Allahu akbar!” Many local governments are under their conquests, and they demand jizya – Muhammadan instruction of ‘tax levy’ on jihad-conquered-territories. These jihadists of Islamism have abducted thousands and demanded ransom that have always been on the very higher side of millions per person – all in the name of jizya of Muhammadan Islamism. An Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, had on numerous times spoken on behalf of these terrorist, both in terms of aiding their ransom demand and making excuses for their nefarious acts. One wonders why the government of President Buhari could not use this Gumi’s connection to track and arrest these terrorists. You smell a rat? Well I do smell an elephant! A young girl, Leah Sharibu, when abducted along with other girls, refused to denounce Jesus, and in anger, the jihadists refused to release her. Since February 19, 2018 – over four years ago – Buhari’s government in conjunction with Sheik Gumi has failed to have her released. Gumi wants pardon and amnesty for the surrendering jihadists. There is every reason for any right thinking human being to believe that the government of Muhammadu Buhari is engaged in subtle support of Fulani and Boko Haram insurgency, which had annihilated communities.