The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Christ’s Faith to weigh all conversation and filter all thoughts under the sun.
A believer can have giftings like the Corinthian saints did, can be multi-talented and charismatic, can be an inspiration to many, become popular, and then be tempted to equate all these to the growth, walk or stature that the New Testament has to offer his soul. If God can’t instruct him to sit down and learn Christ or to shut down his platform and learn what would lead to the exploit Daniel prophesied about, then He is and would remain carnal (1Cor. 1:7/Eph. 4:20-24/Dan. 11:32)
It is easier, but exceedingly less rewarding to love and appreciate those who would return such gestures to you, but when you habitually do so to those who can’t return such gestures to you, you’ll keep appreciating in formation; in Christ-like additions – on the way of faith and hope that leads to a more excellent way; a feast called charity, which in turn ultimately leads into the kingdom of God or love. (Lk. 6:32-35/1Tim. 1:5/1Cor. 12:31-13:13/Phil. 1:9-11/2Pet. 1:5-11)
As needful as academic light is, it is limited to rewarding men for proffering earthly solutions to problems created by a high but fallen being from heaven, who is still occupying man’s heaven (Eph. 2:2b/6:12/Rev. 12:7). It is as limited as giving men fishes which won’t enable them grow above their problem – their soul state. Christ’s Faith was therefore designed before time, to raise men to become fishers who would fish men (believers) from the waters of limitation; waters of sin and death – so they can bear God’s glory, and as such, it is the highest profession (Heb. 3:1/10:23)
Without holiness, no man can see God. Without being sanctified by faith commandments, and perfected (or consecrated) by love commandments, no man can see God. Without the doctrine of the Son and Father, no man can see God. Without coming through the separations of FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY, into the consecration of LOVE, no man can receive the appearance of God. (Heb. 10:20/12:14/2Jn. 1:9/Jude 1:20-21/1Tim. 6:14-16/Tit. 2:13).
The devil doesn’t have what it takes to limit any believer from becoming all that God has called him to be; from being exactly like Christ Jesus! He only thrives on our seasonal ignorance of God’s ways and thoughts which has been declassified in the epistles. He celebrates our not being sheepish enough to follow the Lord’s under-Shepherds, and feeds fat on our assumptions that we do. (Jer. 23:3-4)
God would give most believers today, the golden opportunity to hear of His Son’s Faith – to know of His Son’s Power; and would thereby leave them with a choice of learning it, keeping it or denying it (Matt. 10:32-33/Rev. 2:13). Christ’s Faith is destined to become more popular and fought than the word of faith movement was – from within the church. It would be preached upon housetops, it would have its own martyrs, and ultimately usher in the last move of Love; of God (Matt. 10:27/Rev. 10:7).
There are legitimate rights we are better off not claiming on occasions and in seasons; especially when the light of truth increases upon us and the Lord expects us to thereby witness to the supernatural conversations of the world to come, while committing ourselves to Him (God) that judges righteously (Matt. 5:11-12/Pet. 2:23).
It is one thing for God to change the initial grip a believer has over his life over some decades, and then bring him to a place where he is not in control of God life, and it’s another thing for him to be at rest concerning not being in control. Then would the claims of his lips regarding trusting God, actually spring from his heart. Then would he have ceased from his works. (Heb. 4:10).
The same way some African leaders over decades, laboured to institutionalize corruption in their nations, making it difficult to overthrow, so is the Lord raising leaders who would labour and build saints in the Faith of the New Testament, to a place where they can’t be overcome by corruption because they have been sealed with the name (nature) of the Son and Father. (2Pet. 2:20/1:3-4/Rev. 14:1)
After entrance into the kingdom has been administered to a believer, and he becomes a sanctified little child whose sins are remitted or forgiven (Acts 26:18d/Eph. 1:7/1Jn. 2:12) through the revelations of Christ Jesus (i.e. the Son of Faith – Matt. 16:16b/Acts 26:18e/Heb. 5:9a), he still needs to learn and obey what Christ Jesus learnt over 3yrs, from Jordan to Gethsemane – until he, like Jesus, becomes a Son of God – in Love and truth, or until he bears the very fullness of God. (Matt. 16:16c/Eph. 4:13b/Col. 2:9/Heb. 1:8/4:14/5:9b/2Jn 1:3).
Pst. Tayo Fasan