Theme: Servant of His Face

24th of August 2015.

Ministering: Rev KEN IGBINEDION

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Rev. Ken Igbinedion

Prayers: Father we thank you for you have been here before we came, lord God we ask for utterance; we ask for entrance that today we would receive life forever more.

We come against the counsel of darkness. We refuse the spirit of argument. Thank you for in you there is light, and this light would shine upon our darkness.

Revelation 22:1-5
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. [2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. [3] And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: [4] And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. [5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever”.

Its beautiful to talk about Jesus. God is the creator of all things, the creator of the Heavens and of earth. He made all things by the word of His mouth. But this God Who made all things from his throne has never been seen.

In Genesis, when God made the first man and put him in Eden, God had a plan. “The word (voice) of the LORD came walking  in the garden” and so there was an objective of
His operation in the garden, and that was the man Adam.

The reason for this was so that He might teach Adam his own testament – testimony of light; that he might teach Adam how to chose and approach the tree of life. But there was an enemy that had been cast out of Heaven before the man was made in Eden and he had sworn that the very purpose of God would not be achieved.
Satan also wanted a witness. As God wanted a witness, satan also wanted a Man who would echo what he is working.

The garden was a place of avangelism (like catch them young program for freshers in the University). So satan too came into the garden. As the voice of God came walking, satan too came walking. It is important for you to know that God is Spirit, and God made man that He (God) might be revealed. He lives in the realm of the invisible and made man visible that he (God) might be seen.

Having made all things, man was the last thing He made, and so man came into the garden to enjoy Gods labour, so that GOD in return shall reap of man. The enemy came in and truncated the work, but the will of God shall stand. So God placed a curse, because man made the wrong choice.

God told man:

Genesis 2:17 KJV
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die”.

Gen 2:17 – “…You would surely die…” But because man did not know the meaning of death as he had never experienced any before, the enemy took advantage of this. Gods plan was that as His voice taught man, man would get to the place where he would become the minister of His life.

Man was supposed to eat of the tree of life, but Satan made him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and of evil. The tree man ate from became his life, such that what man calls good was no longer what God sees as good.

Man and God then  had different testaments, hence, God sent man out of the garden.

Genesis 3:23 KJV
“Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken”.

The outside of man was made from the dust but the inside of man was made in the image of God.The body was formed -“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen. 2:7), but the spirit was CREATED – “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:26).

The man that was made was a living soul, he was supposed to transcend from living soul to quickening spirit by eating of the tree of life, but he touched the wrong tree. The ground was cursed in Genesis 3:23, and that’s where the nations and tribes of the earth came from. The language i speak to you now is not the language that is spoken in Heaven.

One meaning of curse is to scoop; to remove everything spiritual and leave it as a carcass, but when you start hearing the right words, curses start dropping. Don’t believe in lies, the devil is a master at that. That was what he used to decive Adam and Eve.

Genesis 3:1
“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?…”

Satan asked “….. has God Said…” Eve was not there when God said, He (God) only spoke to man, and devil used this against Eve, because it was a reported speech to eve.

In Gen. 3:24 – God positioned angels to block “the way” to the tree of life, that way needed to be opened. That way is not just a path in earth, it is a path of Faith.

Everything that was CREATED in the garden was made as thoughts in God, everything there – the water, the trees and many more were all in God.

In Gen. 8:20-21, The first earth and everything God created, was wiped away because sin had taken over everything. God did not actually recreate everything again as in Genesis 1&2. Noah was seen as a righteous man so he could start up a new creation,

Man lost his way after the death, so man did not know his way back to God. His hands was still available to men but his face was no longer available as it were, but to few men who could withstand the evil in their days, satan was fighting, and his fight is against the way back to the father; to His person, so His face was never known. He doesn’t mind if man prospered on earth, built cities, but they should not find their ways back to God. So God became like “an absentee landlord” to the extent that he came to his own and his own did not recognise him.

God wants to interact with you. God wants to reveal himself to you, that you would now know him and you will become his mouthpiece on Earth.

Jesus came and said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one COMETH to the Father except by me” (john 14:6)

By the time Jesus came, Satan had so eroded the way to God and he was so high minded. So
God sent a seed from himself,

John 1:1
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”.

Jesus came for the nation’s; He came to draw man back, there is no other way that can bring man back to the face which is the presence of God but by Jesus, and he came in the foolishness of preaching.

Men did not understand, so, when he did miracles, men believed, when he performs a wonder, men would believe.

Jesus came in Mary, Mary was the Envelope. Jesus was the letter, and this same Jesus, when he came of age, he was led by the Spirit to Jordan to be baptised of John. John did not quite understand, so Jesus, told him to baptise him to fulfil all righteousness.

As Jesus stepped into the waters, the heavens opened and we heard God speak again,”… This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased….” Meaning that this is the one who would lead you back to me (God).

Jesus spoke to the people, you read the scriptures thinking that in them, you would get life, not knowing that you Need to come to me (Jesus) to learn life.

Jesus asked, “who do you think I am …. And peter said: “you are Christ, the son of the living God…” (Mark 8:29)

Jesus Christ said to him, only the spirit could have revealed this to you.

The cross is our identity.

Jesus said “pull down this temple and in three days it would be built again” (Mat. 26:21), they did not understand; he was saying to them that “I am that temple”.
In the cross, the veil, which represents the covering of the holy place from the outer court was torn showing that, the natural temple was no longer in use, the temple is now in Jesus. So we have been granted access to see the Father now.

I pray we would know him in our own days, in the name of Jesus. Amen

Apostle Paul, who was known as Saul of Tarsus, as he was on his way to Damascus, to persecute the “people of the way”, Jesus came to him and said “Saul Saul, why do you persecute me” he didn’t say why do you persecute my people, NO, He (Jesus) said why do you persecute me, because he is the way.

In John 14, Jesus said, anyone who has seen me has seen the father. Jesus is NOT Junior God, in the book of Isaiah a prophecy came:

Isaiah 9:6 KJV
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”.

When there is a way, it leads somewhere. This same Jesus is the one that carries the express image of the personality of God. God is spirit but he has a personality, He has been looking for that being that would show His personality. Jesus was the one who brought the God head to visibility. No one had seen God until Jesus came. He is still speaking, may we hear him. Amen.

THE ONLY THING THAT CAN REMOVE CURSES FROM THE EARTH IS HIS VOICE”.

His voice is going to bring His stature; His voice is going to bring you formation.

Revelation 22:1-2
“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. [2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations”.

When Adam took of the tree in the garden, the first technology was the making of clothes out of fig trees. He became naked by his acts. Nakedness was not lack of clothes, nakedness came because he fell short of his GLORY (Adam).That Glory is coming back to the church, not that glory of the living soul (first Adam) but the glory of the last Adam (Jesus).

Adam was naked, all he needed was something that could cloth him; something higher from God, rather, he clothed himself with fig, which in the sight of God is a veil. Many men of God have now veil themselves with religiousity. If you want God to help you, you have to remove the veil and open yourself to him.

You need to come to the place where you turn to God and He will remove the veil.

God is saying I am here to help you. The help is that He wants to bring us back to life.

Genesis 2:7 KJV
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”.

God breath into man the “BREATH OF LIFE” but when he fell, something left him.

Satan has been fighting this way, one way he has been fighting this is by bringing in veils, and each of these veils are bondages. The bondage was the seed of the devil, so that man would not come into the way of the Lord. But the God of heaven has brought his own seed and this seed of God is the antidote to everything that Satan has done among men. Everything that Satan has worked in men is his curse, and this curse is in the soul of men.

You can cast out demons, but you cannot cast out spirits. Healings from the curse in the soul do not come except by the face of God which He has put in his son. The new testament is to reveal Gods face, as God begins to unveil his face, corruption would be dealt with.

Ministers would rise who would bring the face of God back to man.

Colossians 1:19-23
“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; [20] And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say , whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. [21] And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled [22] In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: [23] If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister…”

Jesus has become the face and now He is shining that light. And it is only that light that can take darkness away.
Darkness is a work; it is a spirit, but Light shines and darkness comprehended it not. That light would shine again. Amen

it doesn’t matter what Satan has worked in our hearts, Gods light would shine. Amen

Satan is working an image into the souls of man, he is working his own image of darkness, so that men’s heart would be hardened. When sin came, it first killed the spirit of man and the heart of man died as well. Man could not live a full day in the sight of God. But light would come back.

What can stop man from ageing is NOT anti ageing cream, it is righteousness and God’s glory. Moses wanted to see the face of God. God said to Moses, there is the cleft that has been caught out of me, the son (Jesus), I would put your hand on that cleft, i would block my face, and you would see my back part, and Moses saw the back part and he rejoiced. The books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers… Came from the sighting of the back part of God. Moses was not there when God created Adam and Eve, but he was able to account for all of that by seeing God’s back.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 KJV
“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. [5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. [6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”.

The new testament is the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ; from Romans to Revelation, it teaches the face of God. The teaching of the face of God was given to Paul, and not any of the twelve apostles, because they knew him in the flesh, but Paul did not know him, our lord appeared to paul (He revealed himself). In the flesh while he was still with the disciples, Even when He resurrected they did not recognise him.

May you see him. May your eyes be open. As you read the Bible from Genesis to Revelations, may they give you sight and you would know Him. Amen. As you see him,darkness would go, light would come and we would know him. Amen.

(PRAYERS)
I want to know you Lord, I want to be a servant of your face, reveal your face to me, show me your face, unveil yourself, let me see you.

Jesus, let veils be removed, I want to know you. Show yourself to me, no more fear, darkness is gone away, flesh is removed. Unveil yourself to me.

#Singing#
🎼🎶🎵 Jesus, the Son of God, I believe in You, I believe in You.

Veils are removed in the name of Jesus. You would see the face. Light is come, thank you Jesus.

(THE END)

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