There are carefully and consciously laid out procedures for us to relate with, worship and work
with God. Moses was repeatedly warned to ensure that the Temple he built conformed with the
revealed pattern. God is a code; He is a syntax that must be appositely and appropriately
combined, not just to get result, but to please Him which is the ultimate to Him. These
procedures, syntax, codes, etc. have all been given in the gospel; but we need the Spirit of
Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Christ to find them out otherwise, we would have run
in vain. Else, we would have done the work of God without the God of the work; we would have
gained speed in the wrong direction; we would have beaten the air; we would have sought what is
to be added and added what is to be sought; we would have become miserable having pitched our
tent only in this fleeting world; we would have sweated for the bread of vanity!
Stay tuned to the upcoming meeting titled THE SAHPE OF THINGS TO COME, 5-7 Nov. 2015 @ 175, Adeyemi College Rd. Ondo. Ondo State. Nigeria
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The Lord always desires to do something new in His people’s lives. He seeks always to move them from where they are to where they SHOULD be. In accomplishing this, He sends His word – the Word of rightness (righteousness) which shows us where He is standing so that we can adjust and align accordingly. The Word of righteousness is the voice of Wisdom who affirms in Pro. 8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. The opening of His mouth bring forth THINGS. These things are substances capable of shaping us into the right frame of mind, chiselling us into God’s desired form for us and this is tantamount to being transformed into the image of Christ. This is what He intended when He announced to the Divine Council Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… (Gen. 1:26). Jesus also came and reiterated this project when He said in Matt. 4:19 …follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. These THINGS, which Wisdom speaks, are described as EXCELLENT and RIGHT. Excellent things are domiciled in the realm of the excellent glory wherein proceeds a more sure word of prophecy without which we cannot be made.
Excellent things are the materials of the glory that excels; the glory of the New Testament which is the very glory of Christ. Without being chiselled, crafted, formed, transformed, transfigured, configured, structured, shaped, fashioned and assembled into His image by the Words of the excelling glory, we cannot bear His glory. The glory of God is the body of the knowledge of divinity; the knowledge of the Son of God. It is the totality of the Faith, the curriculum of eternal life which can only be accessed by light. The word is light; God Himself is light (Psa. 119:106, 1 John 1:5). So he declares in 2 Cor. 4:6 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. We need to keep exposing ourselves to the ministration of glory. It is not the ministration of the perishables which most people, in their ‘gentilic’ nature (seekers of things beneath the sun), pant for and thirst after. It is a ministration of the FACE. When we are exposed to it and it is exposed to us, CHANGE takes place. This is why the ministration of the New Testament is the ministration of change. It is a ministration that alters our inner structure and recalibrates and reconfigures it to be the same with the structure of Christ.
Wisdom of the Father
Can You help me?
Can You help me crack this household of my lies?
Every house of deceit
And envy and of strife
Can You help me break out?
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In John 5:37, Jesus said: “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape”. Three key words stand out in the theme of this great meeting scheduled for 5 – 7 November, 2015: SHAPE, THINGS & COME. From the words of Jesus, it is obvious that the Father is not only a Voice, He has voice and equally SHAPE. This literally or figuratively means a “view”, that is ‘form’; it also means appearance, fashion, shape, sight. The word “things” is used in the Scriptures to represent spiritual realities that exist in God, which He has put in the custody of His Spirit to reveal unto His people, the Church. They are not physical, yet they are substantial and tangible. The epistle is replete with the use of this word.
Paul talks about: “the deep things of God” (1 Cor. 2:10), “comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Cor. 2:13), God, “of who are all things” and Jesus Christ “by whom are all things” (1 Cor. 8:6), the “things which are not seen” which are eternal (2 Cor. 4:18), approving “things that are excellent” (Phil. 1:10), seeking “those things which are above” (Col. 3:1), God being the builder of “all things” (Heb. 3:4), “better things that accompany salvation” (Heb. 6:9), Christ as the High Priest of “good things to come” (Heb. 9:11), Isaac blessing Esau and Jacob “concerning things to come” (Heb. 11:20), the Blood of Sprinkling that speaks “better things than the blood of Abel (Heb. 12:24).
Peter talks about “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3), John speaks of the unction we have from the Holy One whereby we know “all things” (1 John 2:20), the Book of Revelation was to show “things which must shortly come to pass” (Rev. 1:1) and lastly here, John was commanded to inscribe “the things which he has seen” “the things which are”, and “the THINGS which shall be hereafter”. This exactly is the focus of this meeting. There are things the Church has seen, there are seemingly present realities with the Church, which many believers, assemblies, ministers, commissions and movements have tried to capture and hold unto as all there is to know of God; but I want to announce to us that there are THINGS of God, things that are exclusive preserves of the Deity and Divinity which pertain to the perfection, sealing and maturity of the Church but which unfortunately, she is yet to come into; the THINGS which will prepare her for the world to come, which will appear as we speak about it. (Heb. 2:5).
The THINGS to come have nothing to do with what God’s hands made but with what He gave birth to – the things OF God, not the things FROM God. Sadly though, the Church, like Martha, is encumbered with the things that are, the things underneath the sun and is not so much concerned with the THINGS above. Many believers are “hand- seekers” and not “face-seekers”. God Himself attested to the reality that the things He made with His hands, which the bulk of the Church, like the Laodiceans, sees as blessings and prosperity, will pass away and perish (Heb. 1:10-12). But it is only God who will not pass away and whose years will not fail because His material, shape, substance, matter, essence, person, glory and life are not of this realm.
They are materials of the Divinity by which the World to come is sharpened, fashioned and structured. The beauty of this is that through Christ, the essence of Divinity, the Wisdom of thee Deity, the Humanity in Divinity and the Divinity in humanity, in whose Face the Light of the Knowledge of the Glory of God radiates and beams out, the Sun of Righteousness indeed, we have been given divine GRANT by GRACE to ACCESS this deep PORTAL of unfathomable riches of the fullness of the Deity packaged in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! Hallelujah!
I am sure you do not want to miss this meeting as God has carefully chosen and prepared His vessels in whose mouth He has ordained His Wisdom which shaped the THINGS to COME to flow forth in a gracious utterance of the mystery of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we ask Him of THINGS to come, I personally look forward to receiving you at this great feast. The table is ready; the Spirit and the Bride say COME!!!