Ministering: Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
Thank You for Your divine heart and mercy that flows from the essence of Your person. We thank You Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev. asking, “Who can recap last week’s message?”
Pastor Ayo answering:
“The paradise God has called His children to enter is He Himself. Paradise is a place of bliss and rest. Satan doesn’t want anyone to enter paradise. All angels in the 3rd heaven are trees in the paradise. Satan was also a tree in the paradise. He was a personality of paradise.
The paradise is God. There’s a place in God called paradise; entering it is a process. You live and then keep abiding till you enter fully.”
2 Corinthians 12:1-6
“It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.”
“Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.” (2 Cor. 5:12). The realm of Paul was a glory associated with infirmities. “Infirmities” in this verse are not just sins, but imperfections. Paul wasn’t perfect yet, but he knew someone who was caught up to the realm of perfection. He was comparing himself with such a man.
Paul had revelations. Revelations are the vehicles to glory. Having revelation is having access to glory.
1 Corinthians 2:6
“Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought…”
It’s not everyone that can reason along the line of perfect things; not everyone belongs to that school. Wisdom is discussed in the school of the perfect. This wisdom isn’t of this world (how a man can be smart in this world), neither is it that type which God gave to Solomon; this wisdom is of God.
The wisdom of this world isn’t what is discussed in the school of the perfect. The Lord gave the fivefold ministry for the perfection of the saints (Eph. 4:11-12). Wisdom will play a principal role when we enter the school of perfection. “Wisdom is the principal thing, in all your getting, get understanding” (Pro. 4:7).
1 Corinthians 2:9-10.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
A wise man is a glorious man. I can have the wisdom of God and not have the depth of God. Wisdom is in phases; “things” and “deep things”. These things are “OF” God not things “FROM” God. The things of God are linked to the deep things of God.
You can’t know the deep things of God if you’re not a lover. A lover is known by how much things he has been given. You can’t come into the environment where deep things of God are spoken if you don’t love Him. All things of God are the wisdom of God. You can’t be wise in God’s order except you love Him. I can’t come into being wise as God if I do not love Him. Satan wants to be as wise as God. He said: “I will be like the Most High” (Isa. 14:14).
Wisdom is deep; don’t take it at the face-value. A lot of people read Solomon with a worldly arrangement; they read his wisdom and bring out motivation. The five fold ministry is not for motivation, but for perfecting the saints. Perfecting saints isn’t a worldly work; motivational preachers cannot do it; they are not ministers of the Spirit. Don’t talk like congress men; the testimony of Jesus must be done with the demonstration of Spirit and power. When one has learnt to use words, he won’t be able to break down Satan in people. What can unlock the mystery of Satan (death and hell) is in God; Jesus came and said, “I have the keys to life and death”.
“May you understand Satan in Jesus’ name”. You need to know Satan, else you will be ignorant of his devices. If you don’t quit and cease from men, you’d be under his captivity; Satan has captured man completely.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”
“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever…”
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is also designed to give some kind of false god to man; this is the apex of good and evil. It’s not a new thing if someone says he wants to make all men gods; it’s already been said in Genesis. It is knowledge that will make men gods.
Money came from an evil and fallen wisdom who designed an ally that can help men die. Money is a servant of wisdom, but both are defences. They are defences as to what they both can do. What money can do, wisdom can do too. Any wisdom that can do what only money can do is not God’s wisdom. The excellency of knowledge is that wisdom gives life. Excellence means that which surpasses all; that’s where Jesus received glory from.
The wisdom of this world is also propagating another god. What Satan is selling is “believe in yourself”: an ability to do things and get things done.
Satan got to where he left God. To completely leave God is not easy. I can’t say I don’t want God just like that; God won’t believe me. If God visits such a one, he’d cry, ”I love you’ Lord”. Many people can tell God off, but God knows they are terrible lovers who can die for Him. Yet, it’s possible to get to a place where you do not want God again. If you’re able to get another god before God comes, then you can say, ”I’m already full; there’s no space for You God”. Such a place is a place of competence where you’re no longer weak: you’ve mustered strength from another wisdom.
Cain was sharp and wise; he always knew what to do, but Abel always had to wait like the lambs he was rearing; he was helpless; he was always waiting on God. Satan taught men how not to wait for God. Cain began to take steps towards leaving God; He began to be wise. When you’re beginning to be wise, you’d say it’s not necessary to wait for the Holy Ghost. He who created you knows you better than yourself, but satan tells you to study yourself and your own genes without the One who formed you. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do “anything” until you have waited for the Holy Ghost. I’m neither saying you should always wait for the Holy Ghost for all things, but if there’s a chance to ask the Holy Ghost for permission to cough, I’d do it, because it’s better: He’s our key; He’s our life. That being called the Holy Ghost is jealous; He wants to take you over completely. He’s so loving that He wants you. Everything you do; your gesticulations and your dreams; He wants to be seen in all. He wants to be seen in all of your expressions.
It will get to a place, you won’t be believing God for your healing. The remedy isn’t in believing God; it is in coming to God. The actual thing is for God to move into my blood genes. When God comes into you, there won’t be sickle cell or other diseases; He’ll be living there. I’m not saying you should go as far as asking the Holy Ghost to come and help you wash. No! I’m only trying to show you His formula. He is trying to drive us into Godhood. The seed sown is like God; its target is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition…”
It is called “man of sin” not “child of sin”. Unbelievers are not men of sin. Men of sin are trees of sin. A time will come when people won’t be stealing; it would seem they love each other. They may even be humble, but that humility is sin. The acid test is the introduction of Christ. Have you seen “Grey Message” folks?; they act all gentlemanly. By your judgement you can’t understand a man of sin; you need the wisdom of God to discern him. Some metaphysicists preach a consciousness of being God conscious; it’s all a lie. One acid test of the antichrist spirit is that he loves this world (1 John 4:1-5).
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
The name of blasphemy talks of sealing. The full manifestation of the beast is that he will enter a place where he becomes a god. If that is his name, he’ll compel everyone to have his name. The people would exalt their hearts above all that is worshipped and called God. They would have had a breakthrough into an idea called “God”: there will be proofs to their godship; they’ll have some abilities they can express. The beast will break into the essence of the Godhead through the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and people will be conformed.
The image of the beast is the image of a god; people will be modelled and fashioned in their souls according to that image. All who don’t have that image will be beheaded; many will love it; few will be forced. The image of the beast is more enticing than the world. There are names in the world; the Bible also is made up of names. Something higher than this world is coming; a terrible name that will be so enticing. The beast will make it attainable. It’s a name so enticing that before you can get it, you’d need to reject God completely. You will have to reject God completely before that image can be engrafted. The name will be on the forehead.
The name will be written with the tongue of the beast; that’s his sword. He’ll be teaching with that sword. At the appearance of Jesus, the lord will slay him with the spirit of His mouth, but before he’s slain, he’d have captured men with his glory and brightness.
If Bill Gates enters a church now, the people who were singing and worshipping God before would be distracted the moment they see him; they would pour forth worship to him. Now, that’s just a name in this world, what about the beast who is higher than this world? But the pull of this world would lead to the pull of the beast.
To a degree, the beast will have insight into revelation; he’ll understand wisdom and be able to decode things.
What was the beast doing in the temple? The temple is man first and foremost. There’s a place in man Satan hasn’t got to. A man that will manifest satanic dimension in full will open that door to him; that’s when man has given up to Satan totally; one little conscience won’t be in such a man. The aim of Satan is for you to kill your conscience and your soul. He won’t do it by force; he’ll teach men to murder themselves for a price. This price is his name.
Satan keeps seeking if he can overcome the saints. This fight isn’t a physical battle with saints; he does it by overcoming the light in the them. The saints that have God’s light will he war with; some of them that are not strong will be overcome.
Many people send their children to “christian schools”, but these children come out being atheists. The lecturers of such know how to tear out God out from them. I’m not saying we should begin to build our own schools; rather we will send our boys to those schools and they’ll tear down that beast.
I met one fellow who wondered why we eat animals (things that have life)…I thought in my mind, “So you now respect animals instead of God?”. I waited while we were gisting and then I finally said, “One thing I know is that: He’s alive and real, and He’s with me right now.”. This fellow then began to tell me of his brother who was a preacher, I then said, “You’re fortunate to be born in that family; Heaven is after you”. Immediately I said this, he dropped his arguments. He’s a medical doctor; very skilful. I said to him, ”God is awesome and He is alive. I know Him, and He’s here right now”. He replied, “I can feel Him too.” I asked him if he wanted me to pray for him so that his wife would give birth to a child: He agreed. We came down from where we sat and went together to get a bus. I was delayed at the immigration: he carried my bag and made sure I got the right bus to see Dr. Lamikaran. Don’t argue with them; they can change; bring God to them.
The antichrist won’t deny the existence of God. He’d say, “There is God but we can beat Him”. He won’t strategise the war neither will he use nuclear weapons. He wants to blast the lamb with all the armaments he’d come into, but he does not even know who the Lamb is.
What’s the difference between the two trees? The promise of the two trees is wisdom. They both carry the genetics of a “god”. One carries the gene of the true God while the other carries the gene of a false god: This means there’s a true God and there’s a fake god.
God will quench the light of the glories of this world. God will humble the pride of life; their light will no longer be glorious. Before the glories of this world will rise again, a lot of people would have been saved. Anyone who refuses to receive the love of the truth will be captured. Men will turn to God; the church herself will cry, lament and shed tears; she will wail. Churches will wail. The church will wail because they’ve loved another which is not their God. Healing is coming. Amen!
The key to glory is wisdom. A glorious man is a wise man. Paul got to a level of glory. There’s the first level of glory with infirmities. Paul’s revelations are revelations not void of infirmities. You will attain glory, yet you’ll be suffering with glory; glory mixed with suffering. Jesus was glorious but he had to suffer to enter into the most perfect glory. At Jordan, Jesus received honour and glory.
There’s a glory compatible with suffering. Infirmities also refer to sufferings.
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”
Many ‘sons’ in this scripture is not many ‘christians’. It’s possible that there are sons amongst us here. Jesus is a perfect example for sons, not believers. Believers may escape suffering, but not sons. In the world to come such believers would have to wait to be schooled to enter. Suffering is a course for sons, not children. When you talk about suffering, children will attack you: sons won’t. Sons have their champion: Christ; the perfect one.
“This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased…”. This statement brought more suffering, then more glory: sufferings to death. How Jesus moved on earth has to be seen by us whom God has called to sit on the throne. Sitting on the throne is entering into glory. If you don’t sit on the throne, you’d be limited in glory. When that man was caught up to paradise, he found things that were not meant for a man to speak. There’s a glory that’s excellent; perfected glory. Paul said he saw such a one in a glory more excellent, but we, we still glory in infirmities. We are glorious, but our infirmities have not been taken from us; they are still pruning us till we become perfected. The suffering of Jesus is to make us perfect.
Can you sell your CV which you suffered to build to anyone? No! Why? It’s your most precious asset. Who is that son that God doesn’t chastise? No one can be learning the Son without chastisement. Suffering is beyond lack of eating food: you can be eating salad everyday but your suffering has been well packaged.
We have a captain; we will follow Him to death; that death. Satan will be afraid of you when you’re no longer afraid of the life he gave to us. That life is a testimony, and by nature, testimony must be kept. When heaven is coming for Satan, you’re the one keeping him. Satan’s life is still being kept, but a time will come, you will leave that testament. You’ll learn to submit that testimony. That testament is the culture blood of life which Satan has given men to keep. A time is coming when many will reject that life by the blood of the lamb, and they will kill the other testimony. You kill a testimony by not loving it.
“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”
Some of us still boast of what we left in this world. We say things like: “If not for Jesus, I won’t be here; I’d have gone far”. We shouldn’t boast with flower; it fades away. AlI things must be lost before the faith of the Son will be at work in you. “…to be found in Him…” (Phil. 3:9): You can’t appropriate faith while you are still found in yourself.
What the world gave you is to keep you as a graveyard. To be found in the righteousness of God is for righteousness to be quickened in you. If you’re being quickened, you’re being reunited into quickening life; this is a high order of life.
Knowing God is learning the faith of the Son. You’d be experiencing resurrection as you know the Son. Each knowledge of the Son is a resurrected level. The stature of the Son we are learning is resurrection; you come into it bit by bit till you’ve acquired it fully. I can be a son and be suffering, and suffer till death. It’s death and suffering: I will suffer the life of the dragon till he dies. You can’t just kill the dragon; he doesn’t die like that; you suffer him. The sufferings are the first deaths of his life. Death to death: Death is the end of the dragon. To expire him completely out of you, you will have to kill him to the finish.
The power of the dragon is his path: the course of disobedience. If you want to expire the dragon you have to get to his head. If you cut his tail, you’ve not got to him. He’s head is at the end of his path; you need to get there.
In the course of inheriting God, we unlearn disobedience and learn obedience, and as we do so, we receive forgiveness of sins. I can be forgiven and purified, then turn back. Many people turn when they are face to face with the creator of the path (the dragon). When Jesus came, He walked against the dragon’s path, walked to him and destroyed him that had the power of death. How? Cross! The cross is the end of satan. There’s no killing Satan without death. You can hang yourself on the cross, and nothing will happen; it’s God Who will show you how to die the death of the cross.
There is power of death and there is death. The path is the power while death is the end of the path. “There is a way that seemeth right to man, but the end of it is death.” The path refers to sins. If you want to take out death, go through death: unlearn sin and learn obedience. There’s no formula anywhere that can detonate sin; you have to learn obedience.
Jesus died for you yet you’re not saved wholly; it means you have your own part to play. You cooperated at the beginning but now you are doing your own things; even after God talks, you still remain on your things. God’s grace won’t force you to stop; you have to cooperate and walk by the faith of the son. The farther you walk, the closer you are to death. To be completely sealed against death, is it to take death by the neck.
The enemy isn’t Philistines or Boko Haram, or your uncle. The enemy is not even diseases; diseases are children. The enemy is sin and death, and the principalities and powers who are enforcing it.
The path of life is Christ. Life is God. Just when you’re about to enter into life, you need the crown of life. The crown of life is the Father. The end of Christ is God. What Christ is wearing is God. No one can wear God and Him as a crown except he or she is a pillar of life. We will fight sin, overcome sin and finish the last enemy which is death.
My Life. I am life.
“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.”
There’s a faith that leads to God; at the end, you lay hold on eternal life. Jesus finished the faith but there was something ahead. To endure the cross means to endure the faith. Two things made Jesus finally sit on the throne. At the end, He endured the cross, despising the shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne. When you’re going towards the cross, contradictions will come; just continue!
The Hebrew church hasn’t yet resisted unto blood. Blood is life. Striving against sin means you’re still stumbling. You should have finished the path of faith. The blood is life; I’m supposed to resist blood. Blood resisting is higher than sins. It’s not physical death; it’s a pattern of life that you live that hinders you from eternal life that will be taken away. Sins are path to life.
Blood is death. The blood itself is death; that death is blood. “The blood of Jerusalem shall be quenched in one day”: that’s where sin is coming from; the life of sin itself. Death captures us by sending sin. When man has sinned and walked in sin, he dies till he arrives at real death. Also, when he walks in the path of life, he gets to resurrection at a degree to resist blood.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
The army here is a warrior against death; It’s an armour of God for to fight death.
“Having done all to stand…”. You don’t know those things in one day; you do them till you have a standing regalia of death. When you overcome him, you’ll enter into paradise.
2 Timothy 4: 6-7.
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…”
Paul said he had fought the good fight and had kept the faith. It means he had resisted to the blood, hence, a crown of righteousness is laid for him and to all that love his appearing. After fighting comes crown.
James 1: 12.
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
The crown is for lovers. He will give to them that love His appearance. The path to making Him appear has to do with love. Crown is a promise (The crown of life which the Lord has promised them that love Him).
Pst. Emeka concluding…
Let’s thank Him for the strength that has been communicated to us. We are being strengthened unto all long suffering with joyfulness, as we see what is ahead of us: great glory.
God is preparing us for tomorrow. Whether we like it or not, there’s going be a revelation of the wicked one; the man of sin. He’s a man filled with guile which will bring ‘peace’ to the earth. Just follow God; that’s the activity required of the saints: to pursue after God. Press further till you enter; that’s what is considered a faith.
This message ought to be titled “Admonition of sons”.
The sufferings of now that might have glory in man is not without suffering; keep pressing on.