Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Faith) – Part 72

Dearly Beloved,

The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh various inspired thoughts, on another blessed day.

1.   The devil and his cohorts are angry with man; with you and I. He is angry that we have been given on a platter of gold, a lifetime/eternal honour of knowing and inheriting God’s nature which he once lusted after (Eze. 28:15-18, Isa. 14:12-14). He is scared that a provision is being committed into our trust which, if faithfully managed, would, in due time, bring an end to his reign (1Cor. 2:7-8, Isa. 14:14-16, Matt. 8:29, Rev. 12:7-9). So believers have no business being at peace with the system they created or entertaining the pseudo peace they offer, however favourable it looks. Our peace is meant to come from bearing the cross of Christ that promises to crucify the world within and without us (Gal. 5:24/6:14).

2.    Take away the motive and philosophy of gain as promoted by mammon through men or as promoted by the god of this world through ambitious souls, and this world would come crashing down like a tidal wave (Rev. 18.7-17). Take away that same philosophy of gain, away from the Church by the preaching of the gospel, and she would evolve in beauty and glory (Isa. 4:2). Gain brought down a tree, even the first Adam – in Eden. Christ Jesus – through the gospel – overcame gain for the first time at Jordan, and that same gospel of His is raising many trees of righteousness who’ll selflessly handle gain and fully win Christ (Lk. 4:3-8, Isa. 61:1-3, Phil. 3:7-8).

3.   Gain, even that strong wish to get an advantage or keep money, possessions, position etc., would always firstly consider or ask, “what is in it for me?”. The gospel, even via conversations influenced by godliness with contentment; would always firstly consider or ask, “what is in it for others?” (2Cor. 5:15). As legitimate as it can or look, it has a thin boundary which when crossed becomes a terrible captivity; a machine manned and managed by the god of this world (2Cor. 4:3-4). Gain has been a god to generations of anointed believers/ministers, even to those who trust in uncertain riches or whose motive for seeking it isn’t being regulated by the tenets of the gospel of Christ.

4.    Any peace that our souls can have while not being justified by faith; or while not journeying from faith to Charity; or without keeping the commandments that the Lord has measured out to us, is not a peace emanating from God. Rather, it is a pseudo peace emanating from the world (Rom. 5:1, Jn. 14:27).

5.    The Lord can hardly bring us into a new allocation of true peace or into new formation(s) in Christ, if He can’t usher us into a new dealing of His Faith or lead us like He previously couldn’t (Rom. 5:1, 2Pet. 1:5-7). His motive for doing so is to enable us count or account as loss, the things/goods of our souls that we previously accounted as gain, even things that are at the expense of us winning Christ (Phil. 3:7-8). But when we appreciate/prosper with such dealings, we come into more justifications in the spirit and qualify for higher leading of the Spirit, even the leading of the Spirit that would keep pruning and purifying us until we come forth as gold (1Tim. 3:18b, Jn. 15:2, Job 23:10).

6.    No one can look for God or truly love His righteousness, who doesn’t have Christ or who hasn’t hated the world (Tit. 2:12-13, Heb. 1:9/9:28). No one can be sealed with the Father’s name or inherit His love: without having the first inheritance of His Son’s Faith; or without being sealed by His Son’s name (Heb. 2:11-12, Rev. 14:1, Matt. 28:19). The Father has to find Christ – comfortably indwelling us by His Faith (Eph. 3:17). He has to see us possess our first inheritance (Christ) or see us prosper in the fellowship of the Son before we can be admitted into His fellowship (Col. 1:27b, Acts 26:18e, 1Cor. 1:9, 1Jn. 1:3).

7.    The kingdom of God is a gift to man, unveiled through the consistent/systematic teaching of the secrets of the gospel of kingdom, so men can experience a life that was once alien to mankind until it was authorized for use in the flesh by Christ Jesus (Matt.19:11-12/13:11). It is spiritually understood as God’s righteousness; revealed from one lesson of faith to another, and it places a demand for us to trade our strength (natural human grace/confidence), for that of the Lord {Rom. 1:17, Matt. 19:12, Phil. 3:4-8, 2Cor. 12:9}.

8.    If during our sojourn on earth, our conversations end up not being found worthy by the Lord as being in tune with His gospel, or if we haven’t lived by the constitution/laws of the kingdom enumerated in Matthew chapters 5 to 7, then, we must have lived by the constitution of another kingdom and thereby fallen short of expressing the nature, law and influence that citizens of God’s kingdom should wield on earth (Matt. 5:1-end). We must have also failed to use the light and promises in the epistles to unlock the parables/teaching of the Lord, and thereby uniquely interpret His faith and love through our daily walk (2Cor. 6:14-7:1, Gal. 6:8).


Tayo Fasan


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