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Sowing To The Spirit

[Phaneroo 83]

The Bible is Just a Sample

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were recorded one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written [John 21:25].

There are many things that were done by the Christ but they were not recorded. If the bible says that there are many things that Jesus did and that if we have to write them down, the scriptures tell us that the earth cannot contain the books that could be written, it means that the Bible is only a sample of who Jesus is. The Bible is too small to tell us about all that Jesus is.

John who is writing knows those things that were not written. Don’t think he is imaginatively supposing. He could have said ‘there could be’ but he says there are many things Jesus did. Now when John is writing, he has to pick a few of these things. Jesus is bigger than even the Bible.  He is bigger than what we read in the word; these are just a few pages about the man.

Of the Dimensions of Christ’s Teaching

The reason why we do not see God is because we do not understand the dimension by which he teaches men. God is not subject to the way we think he ought to teach or we think men ought to learn and sometimes I have seen that delusion around the camp. That is why Paul says, ‘let us go without the camp and bear the reproach of Christ.’ There is a camp which thinks that Jesus has to be predictable and fit in their box the way they think he should. If he does not do it a certain way then it is not God. That is why when the disciples meet a man casting out demons, they forbid him because he did not follow with them.

Now here is the challenge. I thought a disciple was going to ask Jesus Christ, ‘How did this one learn? We were with you. You spoke to 5000 people, you fed us and we walked with you. When we were alone, you expounded the parables, and you healed the sick while we were there. We watched you opening blind eyes, raising the dead and healing the sick. We saw you with our very own eyes. How did you teach a man who was not with us? How did you reveal yourself to a man who was not with us?’

The Bible says that, By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.   It means that Jesus appeared to Moses, but not in the fashion and way men think he ought to appear. So Moses refused to be called the son of the daughter of pharaoh because when he saw Christ, he started to respect the recompense of the reward. He started to have a certain honour of the reward that should come with that and the Bible says that he counted the house of Pharoah lower.

Let me tell you; men don’t just leave comfort zones. If a man has seen Jesus, he will let go of anything that he holds dear; he will let go of those things that you think are important. If you see men who are not ready to lay down their lives, they have not seen Christ. I see Christians who are still being pleaded with to pray and preach; they have not really seen Jesus. The day you see Jesus, everything grows strangely deem; everything starts to loose sense and meaning.

The challenge with many Christians today is that many people have not seen the Christ. He has not been revealed. They love him, yes, but they have not seen him or interacted with him. You cannot see God and stay the same. You cannot see Christ and walk away.

Look at Cornelius. The Bible says that he was a devout man. He was not a Jew. He was an Italian but the Bible says that the angel of the Lord appeared to him. I always tell people that there is always a place for men who are hungry; it is there.

Now, when we look at the man who is casting out devils, he was not shown “the five steps of rebuking devils”  or “Seven ways to know that spirits have left” or “Thirteen ways to identify which demon is tormenting an individual” or “two ways to know whether you can rebuke or not” or “three easy steps to demon chasing. He did not have those books but God taught him.

That is why you ought to take heed of men who are taught outside the camp. When Jesus Christ revealed himself to Paul, he said that no man taught him this gospel. He was in Damascus preaching “Jesus is Lord”. But when Jesus wanted to take him to a certain depth, he separated him unto an experience in Arabia. When he was in Arabia, he was not in Bible school. I am not saying that there is no place for Bible school in a man’s life but I have seen men who have come from bible school and they still don’t know Jesus because there is something deeper about God and the way he wants to teach you that is deeper than any camp. Because of the fulfillment of prophesy that in the last days knowledge shall increase and fill the earth, I have come to the understanding that God is going to start and has started teaching men in ways we can never understand. The one thing I know is that men shall start speaking and other men will ask themselves; where did this one go to school? People will start asking you; ‘how did you get it? Where did you dig it from?’ And honestly, you won’t be able to explain it because the way God teaches is too diverse to be limited to the way we think he should teach.

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His Depths and Heights

John 8:31-36; Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Of Abiding

The word for continue used therein is  meno, the very word for abiding. So he says, ‘If you abide in my word, then are ye my disciples. If you stay present to me, then you are my disciples’. It is not about attending fellowship. Attending fellowship is the outside duty. The Bible says to be present with the lord, is to be absent from the body. The sad experience is that whenever we use that scripture of being absent from the body, people think it alludes to death only. However, you can never have an experience of the presence of almighty God until you are absent from the body.

When the bible says that if you continually stay and are present to God, that you become disciples and then you know the truth, the pattern of knowledge is that we stay present before God to know truth. That is why he says and ye shall know the truth and when that truth comes then you are set free.

Of Truth

The Lord has been speaking to me about how Christians understand truth and perhaps why we have been having a big issue in the body of Christ regarding what men define as truth. If the Bible has said that the place of truth is to make a man free, then the life of Christianity is supposed to be a life of freedom because we know truth. That is why when Paul is speaking to Titus, he speaks of a place of how he is a bond servant, called to the elect of God who speaks the truth that must tend to godliness. The true translation is; a truth which leads to godliness; which fosters godliness; which manifests godliness. In other words, the degree of truth you know is the degree to which you manifest God.  If I don’t know truth, I cannot manifest God.

Of things that Must Be Shaken

The bible says; Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain[ Hebrews 12:26-27]

There is a move coming; it is not only going to shake the earth, it will shake the earth and the heavens. Men will preach and the heavens will shake. The bible says that Stephan preached and the heavens opened. He preached and Jesus literally got up.

There was something coming out of him and the heavens could not close; that is what is about to happen. Men are going to speak stuff and heaven will get our attention. It has never been written in the history of the world that the son of man ever left his seat. After he defeated his enemies, he sat down at the right hand of God. However, when one man, Stephen spoke a deep mystery, God said yes! This is it! We are moving into a time where men will minister and God will stand up. There was a time when Amens were only on the earth but the glory we are moving in is going to change things.

The secret of Access

The secret of access is in sight and hearing. The moment I can see and hear in the spirit, there is nothing that can deny me access. What you don’t have, you have not seen and heard. It is not an issue of your grandfather’s devil; it is not the government. What you don’t see happen in your life, you have not seen and heard because the true place of conversion is when men start to see and hear. God cause us to see and hear.

So you ask, must your next job be seen and heard, your marriage be seen and heard in the spirit? Yes. That is why he says, ‘faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word.’ It is not by hearing the word but hearing by the word. Get the word in your spirit! In your soul!

I realized that the reason why we were not having results was because we were shown the wrong things and we heard the wrong things.

Short Cuts

The things that entered our spirits could not convert us because they could not align us to the fourth dimension of time. This is why men cannot understand why certain things happen much quicker for some people and they do not happen for others. It is an issue of quantum physics; there are short cuts in higher dimensions. The world is not flat but curved because every time the heights come in, spaces fold in the higher dimension. He says, one day in the house of the lord is like a thousand in the world. That means that if you spent twenty four hours in the presence of almighty God, you can redeem 2.7 years, that is 1000 days. If you spent another two days, that is 2.7 times two; if you spent another three days, that is 2.7 times three. That means that a man can spend three days in the presence of God and redeem eight years. It is why some men can struggle with anything and one day they see God and that is it. It is only one experience you need in the presence of almighty God that can change your life forever.

Take Jesus for example. He went to the wilderness and he fasted and the bible says that he came back in the power of the Holy Ghost. That was the beginning of the second dimension of his function. Before that, he could not perform any miracle even if he was the son of God; not until he separated himself. That is why you must learn to abide. Hosea 10:12 says you must break your fallow ground. It is time to seek the Lord until he rains down righteousness. We need to see a certain manifestation of God. Those days of praying for two minutes are over. Have you spent twenty four hours praying? If you spend fifteen minutes praying and six hours on TV, you have a big problem. If you speak with your boyfriend up to 3am in the morning and never have time in the presence, you have a big problem. No man can pray in spirit and in truth for twenty four hours and his life remains the same. Shortcuts come when we are in the presence. Strength will come when we wait upon the lord and that strengthening is the quickening of the spirit. The days of not praying have come to an end. We have to wake up and seek God! We have to stop sleeping! We have to break these grounds until God just rains his spirit on us.

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The Lord Is That Spirit

2 Corinthians 3:13-17; And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Of Veils

Because of that veil, every time that Moses is read, men’s eyes are covered. That veil is the place where revelation and understanding are covered because where there is no revelation, there is no redemption. That is why the Bible calls revelation as God’s redemptive power. The power of God to redeem is in the spirit of revelation. If the spirit of revelation is not working in the life of a Christian, he or she cannot see God.

Now, their eyes became blinded every time that Moses was read. But, he says that when the ministration of the spirit came, things changed. When a man enters Jesus Christ, the veils are done away with. There are many veils in church but they are carried on in the name of tradition. Take for example worship. One time I heard a Christian worship and say, come go with me behind the veil, come on and go with me behind the veil because in his presence we will find prevail.’ They have veils. They go into the presence and then come out. Some are even far from the veil. They are in the outer court and sing, ‘as I come into your presence, past the gates of praise….’

The veil is done away in Christ. I have seen that worshippers, even in their preparation, act like they are trying to go behind a certain veil in the presence of God. Who told you to put veils? The Bible says that the veil was rent into two. It means that twenty four seven, you and I have access. Do you realize that when the bible says that ‘and the lord is that spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty’ the word used therein for liberty is access? There is license to get everything because where that spirit is, you don’t need to go through veils; you do not need to go through the first level to the second level to access Him. It means that in any form of worship, do not create veils for God.

Moses had a reason to because he did not want the Israelites to see the glory diminishing. When a man covers, it means that there are parts of him that become human and he does not want anyone to see those parts. However for us, that glory resides permanently so we have no reason to cover because there will never be a part of us or time when men look at us like men. We will always look like children of God. In every circumstance, you will have something upon you that will prove that you are more than a man. That is when I realized that men who have not understood grace cannot really have liberty in the spirit because the Lord is that spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 

Liberty to Access

The church is moving to a place where men are going to have experience upon experience, upon experience because the spirit of God gives us liberty to access; the very spirit of liberty gives us the grace to behold God in all dimensions of the spirit. You are not going to see God in one way or in two dimensions but you are going to behold all the dimensions of the spirit. You will function in the earthly time and the heavenly time.  Everything around you is going to start drawing a correlation of someone who is not just earthly but there is something about you that men will look at and say that there is something on this woman that is different from the men that walked the surface of the earth. Now the Lord is that spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is access. You have access.  The Bible says that you received not the spirit of this world but the spirit of God that you may know the things that are freely given unto you by God.  These things that he has given us; he has also given us the access to get them.

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The Wisdom From Above

The wisdom of this world has crept into the church unawares. Men do not know this but there are many things that come out of our pulpits but they are the wisdom of the world and not the wisdom of the spirit. There are many things that leave our lunch hours, evening services and overnights but they are not the wisdom of God. They are the wisdom of men. 

The Bible says in James 3:17 AMP; But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile].
This wisdom from above is pure. There is a necessity for people to listen to something and it ministers the purity of the spirit; unadulterated. It is life when they receive it. People do not want to feel like what is shared has a certain defilement to it.

Because we have employed in our spirits the wisdom which is of this world, everything that comes as the wisdom of God is too hard for us to interpret because it is not revelation. It is a counter attack. Somebody considers it a threat when truth is spoken. Back in the day, when people heard the truth, they would get on their knees and repent and ask God to help them. Today when the truth is spoken, a man realizes that his ministry is coming to an end. Take for example the preaching of the grace of God to someone who has built a school on the law, a home on the law, educated his children on the law and gone live on radio and television on the law. When you start to preach grace, he will know that the teaching is breaking his ministry. However, God did not call us to build our own ministries. He does the building. He said, ‘on this rock I will build my church.’ When a church is built by men, it will go down. When a church is built by Christ, it is established on a foundation, a solid rock. 

Of the things freely given
The Bible says that you have not received the spirit of this world. The spirit of this world tells you that you don’t have and that you lack. The Bible says that you have received the spirit of God that you might know the things that have been freely given unto you. People should not go to church to get a car. They should go to know what they have been freely given.

Imagine! The beginning of the gospel is supposed to be a man coming to know what he has in God. But today, the wisdom of this world is teaching men the things they do not have and the things they must do to get those things. As a result, men are doing everything they need to do to get these things. There is nothing they have not done in the book; they are still not receiving because they are at a place where the things that are supposed to be free, are thought to be priced and that is why when they get to the things that are really of price, they do not know the difference. There are those things that they must really pursue. However, they do not know the difference because they have been taught to pursue the things they are not supposed to pursue because they think that they are not free. 

We are not hungering for the things of the spirit. We are hungering for the things that are carnal and end with their use. Men do not lock themselves up in their rooms to say ‘God deal with me.’ 

We are like prostitutes, and are playing whoredom with God. All we say is, ‘I want. I want. I want. I want. More Lord. More Lord. Add me more.’ Christians are hoarding and hoarding many things, even stuff that they will never use. They are waxing fat. They are about to kick. 

We want to raise a generation where a man can say, ‘okay, I might not have a job, true, but I want God.’ A certain musician sung a song and said, ‘I know you want something from God but I advise you to seek him. You will get those things’. The Lord told me that is not the right way because it means that a man is going to go to God to seek him such that he gets those things. It means that there is a certain lust. They ask and receive not because they want to consume it upon their own lust, the Bible says.

If you have not had the fullest revelation of what is free, you can never really start to seek God because the true beginning of seeking God is the revelation of the things that are free.

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Condemning The Guiltless

Matthew 12: 1-7;

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.  But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Judge Not the Guiltless

I realized that sometimes, the spirit of religion seeks to blame the guiltless. It is easy by religion to condemn the guiltless. The disciples of Jesus went through these corn fields on the Sabbath and started to eat corn. The Pharisees judged them and Jesus asked them, ‘have you not read?’

The truth of the matter is that they had not read. They were doctors and teachers of the law. They appeared to be reading the word but they were not actually reading it.

They did not ask themselves, ‘what makes a priest break the law and remain blameless?’ What makes a priest blameless? It means that God’s dealing with this priest is not based on what he does or what he breaks and build. Rather, he relates with him on another platform.  

Why were priests blameless when they were breaking Sabbath rules all the time? What was it about the priest that imputed righteousness on him even when he was wrong? Was it meant to just encourage the priest to do what he wanted to do or it had something to do with how God wanted to deal with certain people?

The Kingdom Suffers Violence

For example, many of us have read this scripture about how from the days of John the Baptist, the kingdom suffers violence [Matthew 11:12]. 

Why violence? It is because all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. When John came onto the scene, he appeared to be bringing in line something that the prophets and the law were not saying, hence violence came.

When John the Baptist came, his language was, ‘repent ye, for the kingdom of God is nigh.’ He was saying, ‘change your mindset because the realm of the spirit is nigh’. In other words there was a necessity for a man’s mind to change because what was coming was not to find men in their carnal minds. That is the beginning of violence because when men read the law and the prophets and relate with what is in there, because they do not even understand what the law and the prophets say, when the life of the kingdom comes and the realm of God starts to manifest, many of them get contradicted and they start to wage violence.

That violence is not from the outsiders but from within. When John the Baptist was killed, the next thing Jesus did was that he carried on the message; ‘repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ When he did this, his biggest persecutors, the ones who showed him the most violence were the Pharisees and Sadducees, religious people. The biggest source of violence in the kingdom of God is from men who have read the bible and not from men who have not read it. 

Dead to the Law, No longer in the Flesh

Romans 7:4-5 says; Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

We bring forth fruit because we are dead to the law and married to Christ. When a man is dead to the law and married to Christ, he doesn’t continue to sin; because he married Christ, he brings forth fruit.

God no longer regards you in the flesh. When you were under the law, you were in the flesh. This is the kingdom; this is true repentance. It is when a man walks out of the flesh and gets into the spirit. A spirit cannot steal because it does not need a necklace. Can you lust in the spirit? Have perversion in the spirit? That seed of the spirit, the Bible says, is incorruptible. The biggest limitation for every man is in the flesh. Everything that leads men to sin is the lust of the flesh. When you became born again, that was the thing that God dealt with.

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It Is A Covenant Issue

When David heard that Goliath, an uncircumcised Philistine was planning to destroy Israel, he said something very important: Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God [1 Samuel 17:36].

Many people do not respect the power of the covenant they are under.  Understand that the first victory of David was without a sword.  He did not quote a scripture. It is not that the scriptures are not profitable or important, no. He simply went into the covenant. He knew that there are certain things that he had to become simply because he is circumcised.  He had respect for the covenant under which he was. He looked at this giant and it did not matter how tall he was because of the covenant that he was under.

When Paul says, ‘brethren we are persuaded of better things that accompany salvation’, it means that when it comes to the things that follow you because you are Born Again, Paul said, he was persuaded. I have learnt that there are things that cannot happen to me, not because I prayed last night or fasted on Tuesday but because I carry a certain covenant.

The God who honours covenant was looking for a man whose eyes would open up to understand that this is a covenant issue and had nothing to do with strength and power. It had nothing to do with the fact that he was a warrior since he was young or how much strength he had. It even had nothing to do with the precision of the sling shot. The Bible does not say that David was a good shooter; it was not about the ability to shoot. It was about the covenant.

This is about more than just the sword; first understand the covenant. That is why when Saul gave him the sword and the armor, he did not take them. He trusted the covenant. I may not know how to use a sword but I am circumcised. He knew that because of the covenant, even if he was to use a small stick, it would still have killed the enemy. The Baganda say that when you are on the wrong side of fate, even a banana can break your tooth. The devil is on the wrong side!

Two Kinds of Justification

Do you know what killed Goliath? It was his sword. There are two kinds of justification. There is a false justification and there is a true justification.

Job 9:20 says; Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

When Goliath was approached by David, his words were, ‘Am I a dog?’ The question is, Did David say he was a dog? Why did he think he was a dog? He was seeking a place of justifying himself and his own mouth condemned him. The place that leads to our condemnation is when we justify ourselves without the understanding of how a man is truly justified.

Romans 8:33 shows us what true justification is. It says; who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. In this covenant that you and I have, we do not justify ourselves. It is God who justified us. Before you were formed in your mother’s womb, he knew you and called you, he had a pre-program regards you. That is why I tell people that the only reason why you can die early is if you don’t know what is in you. The bible says that God has invested too much in Israel to give up on her.

Goliath justified himself. The difference between us and Goliath is that God justifies us. In other words, I am not rich because I said I am rich. I am rich before I even say it; God did it.  That is the justification.

A Better Covenant

Hebrews 8:6-8 AMP says; But as it is, Christ has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is more excellent [than the old Levitical priestly ministry], for He is the Mediator (Arbiter) of a better covenant [uniting God and man], which has been enacted and rests on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one or an attempt to institute another one [the new covenant]. However, God finds fault with them [showing its inadequacy]

The Christ has obtained a far more excellent ministry based on a better covenant. The old covenant was a problem because it made you faulty. In its own, it was not faulty. He could have said, ‘and finding fault with it’, but he did not have a problem with it, he says, ‘finding fault with them’. The problem was that every time that covenant would come to you, God would have issues with you. So he removed the covenant that creates issues between him and people and replaced it with the one that did not put issues between him and them.  Every time he looks at this covenant, he justifies you. He looks at it and sees you right for everything in Christ is ye and amen. It is a covenant issue.

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Christ Revealed

Apostle Grace Lubega

John 21:9-13; As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.  Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

Of the Christ Revealed

For three years, the disciples saw Jesus perform miracles; they saw him heal the sick; they protected him from the multitudes; when he was with them, he expounded on the scriptures yet he spoke in parables to the multitudes. He did all these things while they watched; they even started to cast out devils in his name. However, when he died and resurrected three days later, they could not identify him.

Let us look at another account in Luke 24. The Bible speaks of the disciples on the road to Emmaus.

And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

In the account of John, the word used for ‘knowing’ that it was the Lord  is eido while in Luke, the word used for ‘knew’ is the Greek word epiginosko.

When it was eido, the experience of just understanding that it was him, he did not vanish, he ate bread and meat with them but when he got to a point where he breaks bread and epignosis comes to their spirits, the Bible says he vanished. It means that you do not need to see him in the flesh any more if you carry epignosis.

Why could they walk with Jesus and not understand that it was him three days later when he resurrected? The Lord told me this; that the resurrected Christ can only be revealed. He cannot be taught, preached or prophesied without revelation.

The resurrected Christ can only be revealed. If a man is not walking in a relationship with the Christ out of revelation, that man has not yet understood the life of salvation or even worse he is not yet Born Again because salvation is the experience of understanding the resurrected Christ through the spirit of revelation.

Paul says in Galatians 1:11-12; But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

When Jesus is revealed, that is it. The only challenge is that we train men when they get Born Again in discipleship class to ministry class, they are committed as ministers, then we commission them without the revelation of Jesus Christ but with only the theological understanding of Christ so Christ becomes a job like any other profession in the university and not a person with whom they can relate.

Who is Jesus?  In these scriptures, we see an example of men who having been with him for three years and more could not identify him just after three days. That is why when he is praying for the church, Paul says, I never cease to pray for you that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Why? Because he ought to be revealed. If he is not revealed, he is not personal yet.

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What Do You See

[Genesis 30:31-43]; And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock. I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire. So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me. And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons. And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle. And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods. But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.  And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

What Do You See?

Jacob had initially not asked for anything from Laban because he knew the blessing of God upon his life. When Laban asked him to state his price, he said, ‘if you want me to stay, let me have the speckled and spotted animals.’ Laban agreed but instead removed the speckled or spotted animals and gave them to his sons. When Jacob looked for the speckled or spotted animals he could not find any.  

He got an idea and decided to peel rods and then spot or stripe them. He knew that the issue, was once the animal got to drink and mate, all you needed was to make it see something. When it did, it would produce exactly what it had seen.

The KJV version of Luke 1:37 says; for with God nothing shall be impossible. The Message version renders it this way; nothing, you see, is impossible with God.

It is not just that with God, nothing shall be impossible. To a deeper sense, nothing you see is impossible with God. Even if you were born plain and you want to be spotted and speckled, just sit where the water is. What do you see? At the time of conception, when the word is coming into your spirit, what do you see? When you are told that you are above and not beneath, what do you see? When you are told that you are more than a conqueror by Christ who strengthens you, what do you see?

Of Illumination

There are two kinds of illumination. The first is when light is cast on the things hidden because the spirit world is hidden. That is why for any man who sees in the spirit, you will realize that when your eyes are opening, it is as though you are trying to light up something in darkness. It is not demonic ungodly darkness but rather, God conceals these things by a certain darkness. It is not ungodly but it is for men who carry light. That is the essence of preaching salvation to us. The Bible says that if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. The moment the gospel comes to you and you believe, your eyes open.

The scriptures say that you have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence. Everything you need in God is already provided for. You just need illumination.

God is Bound to Do What You See

God works by the principle of what you see. This is why if you get the story of Jacob and put it in the context of the mind of God and how He relates with us, you realize that He calls us sheep. We are His sheep and He is the shepherd. This also takes us to the primary responsibility of the shepherds- the pastors and ministers of the gospel. Our responsibility is simple- to make men see because whatever they see in conception by the waters, they will produce. It means that we need the waters, that is the Holy Spirit, and we need the power to conceive.  When he power to conceive is available and the waters are also there, just show the man- he will produce exactly what he sees.

If sheep can look at speckled and spotted rods and what they see enters their DNA and they reproduce something spotted or speckled because they looked on these rods, how much more can you reproduce when you start to see in God? That is why Luke says, nothing you see is impossible with God. That means that God is bound to do what you see. The availability of his power is distributed according to how much you are seeing.  You cannot see yourself fail and say ‘I am a success, I am a success, I am a success.’ Christians have a problem-many have a bad sight and speak positive statements to change their eyesight. That is not the life of a Christian. The Bible says that this is the spirit of faith, for as we have believed, so have we spoken. We do not speak things to come to pass. We speak things because they are. That is the mind of God. He is the God who speaks the things that are not as though they are and not as they will become.

If sheep can see speckled sticks and produce speckled lambs, you as a Christian do not see speckled sticks, you see Jesus, because you are the sheep and he is the shepherd, how can you fail? You cannot fail.

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It Is Finished

[John 19:30]; When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

What was finished?

Many people think they understand why Jesus came but they actually do not. If you ask many Christians why they think Jesus came, many will tell you what they think brought Jesus or what they assume Jesus came for and some will give answers which are true but are only part of his mandate. For example, Jesus came to save the lost. That is true but there were men who went to heaven before Jesus ever existed in the flesh. Jesus came to wash away our sins. It is true but there are men who did not sin or who walked this life blameless such as babies. What then is the truth from his lips? He says, the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly [John 10:10].

The Lord Jesus came that you might have life. His mandate was to work out the plan and process to make sure that that is possible. When he did that, he said it is finished. You are not believing God to have a good life. Everything that pertains to life and godliness has been fixed.

What is finished? The fact that you have life abundantly, to the fullness, till it overflows. Many Christians walk in the unfinished work but they live as though they are walking in the finished work of Christ.  

What You Need Is Seed

[Genesis 15:1-3]; After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.  And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

He asked him, ‘what will thou give me seeing that I go childless?’ He meant that God first had to give him something for him to have a child. He goes on to say; ‘I have nothing, seeing that I go childless, I do not have a seed.’ He means, ‘I am childless because I do not have a seed; not because I am barren but because I do not have a seed. I do not have a job not because I cannot get one but because I do not have a seed. Give me a seed. I will get a child. What will you give me seeing that I am not married for I do not have a seed?’ Abraham just needed a seed. If he had had a seed, he would not have had to worry about a child, a car or anything. All he needed was a seed.

Seed and child look like they are the same but they are not. Listen to a man’s problem; he realizes that he has no child and that his problem is that he does not have a seed. His problem is not a child but a seed. Another Christian’s problem is a child.

Conceive Seed

In Hebrews 11:11, the Bible says;

Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

This means that with God, conception is about the seed, and if it occurs, then a child will be delivered. Through faith, Sarah received dunamis, that is the anointing to conceive seed. When she conceived seed, she was delivered of a child when she was past age. Without seed, Sarah could not deliver a child. Seed was the primary place of conception. Luke 8:11 says, now the parable is this; that the seed is the word.

If the seed is the word and the Bible says that you conceive seed and it delivers you a child, it means that men conceive seed and get jobs, men conceive seed and get married. The moment you conceive seed, ministry comes; the moment you conceive seed, healing comes. Just conceive!

So, ultimately, the issue here is how fast you can conceive the word. The moment conception takes place, you will deliver anything. The moment the word of God comes to you, you will deliver anything.

Your problem is not what you think is the problem. You might feel like you are stuck in a certain box and cannot move. Your problem is not that box; your problem is that you need seed. The Bible says that he giveth seed to the sower. When seed comes to the sower, the sower gets bread and he eats. You cannot eat before the seed. It has to be sown. I am not talking about money but about the word.

What is the Seed?

Galatians 3:16;

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

What is the seed? The Bible says that God promised Abraham. He spoke of seed and not seeds to mean many but one seed which is Christ. God did not promise anybody outside that equation. He promised Abraham and his seed.

Galatians 3:15 AMP;

Brothers and sisters, I speak in terms of human relations: even though a last will and testament is just a human covenant, yet when it has been signed and made legally binding, no one sets it aside or adds to it [modifying it in some way]. 

When a natural man makes a covenant/ testament or writes a will, it is usually final, what about God? When he says that I have blessed Abraham and his seed Jesus, that is it- It is final.

The Law is Late

Galatians 3:17 AMP;

This is what I mean: the Law, which came into existence four hundred and thirty years later [after the covenant concerning the coming Messiah], does not and cannot invalidate the covenant previously established by God, so as to abolish the promise.

The law came 430 years later. Let us do the math. In Genesis, the Bible says that Ishmael represents bondage because he symbolises them which are of Sinai. When Abraham was 86 years old, he produced Ishmael, but God did not agree with it. God came back when he was 99 years old and told him that the real thing was coming which was Isaac. What is 99 minus 86? It is 13. The number 13 is the number of promise that was representing the fulfillment of the true promise that God made to Abraham. This was the true promise which was of God and orchestrated by Him without any human effort to fulfill it. Jesus ultimately becomes the figure and representation of the fulfilment of the promise because he becomes the promise. How long does Jesus live in the world? For 33 years. What is 33x 13?  It is 429. 429 years later, the covenant was sealed and thus he said, ‘it is finished.’ When Jesus said it is finished, now the law could come.  

It means that the law is too late to stop you. So, when they say that by the law, no flesh shall be justified, that scripture is too late for the Christian because God sealed your story before the law. There is nothing in the law that can hold back the covenant that he made through Christ. There is nothing that you can do to take away the blessing upon you. Does that mean I am telling you to do anything? No, to the pure, all things are pure but to the unbelieving and defiled, everything is impure.

He said it is finished when it clocked 429 years.  He said it is done.  Now that the law came later, it can’t change what God established. It cannot make void and disannul the promise. He did not say promises, he said promise. Which promise? The one that he made to Abraham and Jesus. This was the mystery which was heed from the ages past; the man God promised (Jesus) in you, the hope of glory. How can you not conceive? How can the law refuse you to conceive? It cannot because it is too late to refuse you.  There is no law in this world that can stand in the way of your blessing; not even gravity. No man in this world can stand in the way of your blessing and no man can frustrate your blessing. Amen!

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The Liberty Of The Spirit

[Psalms 48:8]; As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah.

How vs What You Hear

The Bible in this scripture does not say, ‘what we have heard so have we seen in the city of the Lord.’ It could have said that what we have heard, so have we seen in the city of our Lord. It says as we have heard so have we seen in the city of our Lord.

If it was to say that what we have heard is what we see, it would mean that the total sum of how much is spoken to you is the total sum of how much you see. But here God says, as we have heard. It means that to the degree of our hearing in what is given to us, so have we seen in the city of our Lord. God draws a distinction between how and what you hear.

In the gospels, there is a place where the Bible tells us to take heed of what we hear [Mark 4:24]. This means that primarily, the witness of what every Christian receives in their soul must be aligned to divine truth. If a man says, ‘I need the anointing’, the question is, what are you hearing? When he says, ‘I need to increase in knowledge’, the question is what are you hearing?

He says, take heed what you hear. Some people think that you can listen to every preacher as long as he is Born Again. However, as you start to grow up in God, you realise that you do not listen to everybody. Anybody can teach you but you don’t learn from everybody. We have to have a place of humility to be taught by anybody and the maturity to minister comfort to those who are not necessarily teaching us, but we don’t learn from everybody. That is why when Paul is talking to Timothy, he tells him to take hold of that word of life, knowing from whom he has learnt. In this world, you have to know who teaches you and who doesn’t.

In another account however, the Bible goes deeper and says, take heed how you hear [Luke 8:18]. It is good that you are hearing the right word but are you hearing it the right way? It is good that you are hearing the right message but are you receiving it the right way? If you lose that picture, then you lose a much bigger picture.

Now then, psalms 48:8 makes sense when it says ‘as we have heard, so have we seen.’ At this point, the scripture takes us to another level; that a man cannot see if he has not understood the ‘hows’ of responding to what is ministered to him. ‘What’ pertains to the measure of the thing heard. ‘How’ is the place that presents perception in the life of the man. You will never see in the word until you learn how to hear the word because the place of ‘what’ is the one that distributes measure for you to launch deep while the place of ‘how’ is the one that distributes perception-vision in the things of the word.

In psalms 48:8, the city of the Lord is the New Jerusalem, the line of promise where men live in the fullness of all things.  That experience is not for men who only listen to the right message but for men who yield to the degree that is necessary for them to see the things that they must see because the ‘hows’ of the word position a man to the perception of the spirit through the word of God.

The spiritual realm is a place where God has created a flat plane for every man to determine their way and make it prosperous. However, because of how men do not see the way they should see since they did not hear the best way they ought to have heard even though they heard the right word, many people carry frustrations. Such frustrations are simply because of how they yield to the things of the spirit; how they yield to the word.

Milk with No Cows, Honey with No Bees

Let us study an example in the scriptures. When God appeared to the children of Israel, he told them that he was going to take them to a land flowing with milk and honey. He did not say that he was going to take them to a land with cows and bees. If he had said he was taking them to a land with cows and bees, it would have meant that they did not need to ask whether there would be milk and honey because the entities that produce those products would be available. If I give you a cow and you see that its adders are swollen, you don’t worry about milk because it is a cow.

This God who calls the things that are not as though they are says, ‘the land I am taking you into is not going to have cows or bees but I promise you that it is going to have milk and it is going to have honey.’ That is the total sum of the life of every Christian. Sadly, certain men get into that land and look for cows and when they do not see cows, they ask, ‘God why is it that I have believed you for all these years but I see nothing? I have prayed and fasted in vain.’ Having prayed, they get back to the situation and when they see no cow, they go back to God and cry that there is still no milk. To such, the reasonable explanation for them is that when God promises milk there has to be a cow or where they expect honey, there has to be a bee. Welcome to the world where milk and honey flow when there is no cow or bee but brother, it has to flow. Such is the life of the spirit. With such a mindset, I wake up in the morning and have to believe for milk where there are no cows and for honey where there are no bees. God tells me that I do not need a bee to get honey and I do not need a cow to get milk.

Others are waiting for products (milk and honey). That is why Christianity has become legalistic rather than revelational. Many people think that every man who carries the product in his spirit must have a certain process. However, God frustrates process because as you grow in the dimensions of the spirit, you realise that there are shortcuts.

A Different Spirit

[Numbers 13:27-30]; And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Spies were reporting what they saw and Caleb stopped them immediately. He knew something was wrong with what they were saying. He instead said, ‘let us go up at once and possess it for we are well able.’ He meant, ‘Do not say we are unable. He sent us there.’ It means that God cannot send you where there is no victory. How can you say that the giants are bigger? Do you know that there are people who give excuses for why they are not a success? They blame everybody except themselves. They say, ‘I would have been this, but for my auntie. I would have done that but for my uncle.’ If what your uncle or auntie is doing to you cannot kill the kind of cow that gives milk in this sense or this bee in Canaan, you cannot be stopped. I am not referring to physical bees that you can spray and they die. What I am trying to tell you is simple; if I carry milk and you cannot see my cow, there is no way that you can frustrate me because I have an affirmation of the kind of cow I carry.  This cow is not physical but when you drink the milk, brother, you will know it is milk.

God is about to do things in your life that men cannot explain. He is going to put something upon you that people will say of it that it is not on any man but only on you. They will not know the cow that produces your kind of milk. We are going to flow in a grace whose sources men cannot explain. In the name of Jesus.

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