Belivers’ Convention 2015
(Friday, 21st August 2015)
Day 6 – EVENING SESSION
Ministering: Reverend KAYODE OYEGOKE
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
John said he is in tribulation though he is in the kingdom. “… and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). There is a tribulation just before entering the Kingdom. What tribulation does is that it opens the door to the Kingdom. When you are being born of water and spirit, some tribulations will come. Immediately Satan sights a new season around you, he would begin to bring tribulations around you to prevent you from entering, but that tribulation is also necessary for your entrance. All that Satan is doing is to prevent your entrance, but God has allowed it as a way to help you to enter. As you are holding the Word, you are also losing Satan. Once you become tenacious, you have patience. Patience is a force that would make you hold on, and as you hold on, the Word becomes your own.
The seven churches had entered and yet, they were still in tribulations, and John said he was with them in tribulation. Entering the Kingdom is not enough, there is the central core of the Kingdom which is the glory of the Kingdom. Christ was in the Kingdom while on earth, but he still had to enter the glory of the Kingdom. You may enter the Kingdom and yet, you have not come to the glory of the Kingdom.
Tongues and Interpretations:
I hear the Lord say, I am bringing My people into a place of entrance, into the place of the power and the glory of the kingdom. For this is what I have designed for the delivery and witness of My testimony. Press in and press on, Press in and press on, Press in and press on, even for this great glory that have been reserved for My people. Press on, for the time is upon you.
There are stages in the Kingdom: PRAISE is entrance, HONOUR is strength, and GLORY is rest; Glory is the end. Jesus received honor and glory when He was on earth, but the glory was not the glory of the end.
God spoke concerning Jesus at Jordan, He spoke concerning Him again at the Mount of transfiguration, and on the throne, God spoke concerning, and this was when Jesus entered His glory. He had a dimension of it on earth, but He still suffered. He was honored to be killed – He had honor for to die. After death, God brought him into another level of glory
“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. 10. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12. And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel…”
Everything about the bride, the Lamb’s wife, typifies things in the Kingdom. If God never shared His glory with an angel, He won’t share it with something that does not have life. If it was a physical city, the glory of the Lord would not need to rest on it. The city here is not a geographical location, it talks about people that have formed an abode for God. “…You are a city set…”(Matthew 5:14). When you move into the gates, the next thing you find is the street. “Lord God Almighty” is the revelation of our Father in the highest realm.
“And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.”
Tongues and Interpretation:
“Gates are being opened in the realm of the spirit, access is being granted to the people of God. Gates are manifesting and gates are being rebuilt. Gates are coming for you, gates as entities. Gates, as powers of heavens are being opened. The gates that the princes walk in; the gates that grants access into the things of God, the treasures and the resources in the city of our God. Gates that have been accessed in the past. I see a summon in the realm of the Spirit. I see the nature of confluence that is taking place. I discern by the spirit that there are beings that come from the era of “the voice of healing revival”. Those entities are being permitted to come, authorization is being granted to us and light is coming to guide us. There are mantles that we have not been familiar with, but it has been released, but the word of righteousness, this word of testimony, that is being given, would make this path to be known to us”
Isaiah 60 is fulfilled in Revelations 21. The establishment of the city is to do away with death. Destruction is the end of death, of perdition. “Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.” (Isaiah 60:18)
Tongues and Interpretation
“I hear in my spirit, the Lord saying; rejoice! Rejoice and be glad in your heart, for the time appointed has come upon men. For the time appointed in heaven, for this great visitation hath come upon this present church. The time appointed by heaven has come upon the church. Yea, I would move within My church and I will show My glory through My church. Wherever My church is, I would show this manifestation by My spirit. There would be burning and glory manifestation, for all the things that need to be burnt would be burnt and there would come glory”
I see keys, the keys are not conventional keys. They are modes, vibrations frequencies in the spirit. The authority of these frequencies is to open the gates. They are frequencies of light and life. They are keys that have been released from the nature of the past for the coming seasons. The keys are being brought, they are authorities in the spirit.
It is only the glorious church that would deal with the light of kings that has held men bound from coming to God, because those kings are some sort of stars that people look up to. These kings have cultured destinies, but they would bow when they see the rising of the true church. These kings would submit their strength and become nothing. This is the time when the forces of gentiles would be converted. To come to the wall is to come to salvation. In the wall are the pearls. You can’t go into the city except you go through the wall.
“And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel”.
The city inside the wall lies foursquare, and all the gates lead into the city. All the streets are twelve streets, and they all lead to the midst of the city. The gates are pearls. It is not difficult to bring God when you make the right altar. Inside salvation is pearls. The gates are fixed into the walls, the pearls are on the wall and they are the gates to the city.
The gates represent SALVATION, while the pearls represent PRAISE. NOTHING ENTERS THROUGH THE GATE EXCEPT PRAISE. The key to unlocking entrance through the wall is the pearl. The pearls are there to discourage carnal men, because when you look at the pearl in the natural, they are not comely. It is from the fossil of the water. I need to have pearls before I can enter the city.
Jesus said, “…cast not holy things to dogs, pearls to swine…” (Matthew 7:6). When you give pearls to swine, you are giving praise to swine. When you give pearls to any man, you are giving him entrance into the Kingdom. When you give pearls to swine, it means nothing to him.
The treasure of entrance into the Kingdom is the pearl; the praise. God is saying, “My gate, the beginning of me, is praise”. Entering into God, or coming into the Kingdom is by praise; not by singing, but by one becoming praise. Another word for pearl or praise is the will of God.
“… Beware of false prophets…” (Matthew 7:15). False prophets here are thorns (thistles). Good prophets are grapes (figs). Holy things are for sight, while pearls are for entrance. Gates are prophets, so those gates in the city and on the walls are entities. Without them, there is no entrance. So, if God wants us to enter into the Kingdom, He would build prophets and send them to us, and we would enter. False prophets are gates to destruction.
The problem of the church is that it is already infested with false gates, and Jesus said that the key to defeating false gates is by building. “…I would build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
When God is giving you an open door, He uses people. A person can be a gate, but if he is not prepared, he cannot do anything. Ananias was a gate to Paul: He told Paul what he must do and took him in. When God is giving gates to you, He is giving you His will. To give you will is to give you open doors, gates, and keys to enter into God’s things. You cannot partake of the things of the city except by the pearl gate. The gates are for children; if you are not a child, you cannot enter into the Kingdom.
Jesus prepares and makes one a gate. The trial of our faith is much more precious than that of gold, so that we can be found unto praise – entrance (1 Peter 1:7). The glory of the kingdom is the throne of God in the midst of the city. You cannot reign with the Lamb in that pedigree except you have sat on the Throne.
When you have entered into the Kingdom, it does not mean that you have sat on the Throne. The streets of the city is a place of warfare; your overcoming of the world is by entering the Kingdom, while your overcoming the wicked one is by seating on the Throne. The epistle of Paul from Romans to Philemon is to raise praise-grant entrance.
The way Paul saw Jesus was not the way Peter saw Him. The disciples didn’t see Him in His glory, they saw Him as their brother. They saw Him ascending to heaven but Paul saw Him descending. The epistles of Paul were to bring conversion, so that we can be made children for entrance into the Kingdom. Some souls are taller than the wall of the kingdom, hence, the way to enter is by a reduction in the height of the soul; conversion. The essence of the epistles of Paul was to make us a praise.
“Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”
He has already predestined us unto the adoption of children, this is not new birth. Without His will, we can never become children. It is those who do the will of God that would enter the Kingdom. Good will is for entering the Kingdom, acceptable will is for journeying through the streets of the city, while perfect will is to sit on the Throne (Romans 12:2).
Your spirit is in the Kingdom, but your soul is still outside and until your soul enters, the Kingdom is not yours yet. There is a power of the Throne that is different from the power to do miracles. The Throne is God; the Throne is not just a seat, it’s a person. Good will is to be a child, acceptable will is to be a young man, while perfect will is to be a father. (1 John 2:12-14). When I attain praise, I would begin to see the glory. Praise is Christ; Christ the gate. “… I am the way, the truth and the life…” (John 14:6). To the praise of His glory means that one would become His gate and one would have entrance.
The will of God is what makes things to happen. What counsels God is His will, His will is the reason for His dominion. His will is as old as Jehovah. Paul was carrying water and Spirit which made him a child. The praise of His glory is entrance to get to His glory. All that Paul was doing was to enter the Kingdom (Acts 28:30-31).
John was an elder in the midst of the churches in the Kingdom. All the churches that John wrote to were Kingdom churches. John was a pastor of children in the Kingdom, but the fact that they were children in the Kingdom did not mean that they had overcome the evil one. John was delayed not to handle WATER of the Kingdom, but to handle the BLOOD of the Kingdom. “Water” is enough for the world, but to overcome the wicked one, you need the “blood”. Water of the Lamb is the faith of the Lamb, but blood of the Lamb is the life of the Lamb.
Any man that is born of water and Spirit enters the Kingdom, but when a man is born of the Blood and the Spirit, he sits on the Throne. When you come to blood, you have come to God. God is blood. The sardine stone is red carnelian; when they showed God as the sardine stone on the throne to John, he saw blood on the Throne (Revelation 4:3).
Satan too metamorphosed and became the red dragon. It is blood for blood. You cannot overcome the red dragon with water, he was made with the substance of the Almighty. God dwells between the cherubims; the cherubims are small gods. God means ‘Elohim’, it is a specie of work made for those gods, but we have the Almighty God.
When Christ arose, He was not just water, He was blood; He is also God. It was blood that sat on the Throne, the elders and the four living beasts worshipped blood, saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, the heaven and the earth are full of your glory”. The water is Faith and the blood is Love. When the angels behold God and worship Him, they are worshipping Love.
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