TODAY’S DEVOTION (Monday 20th July 2020)
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.
“Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. Matthew 24:23-28 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 200th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
Glory to the LORD GOD almighty! Today is the 100-fold times two (100-fold x 2 = 200 days) of this remarkable year of the LORD. The year is remarkable because it brought some of the greatest shock waves to the world, but our GOD who saw it afar off called it our year of rejoicing.
Meaning, no matter what happens, there is a people who has been favored by the LORD to rejoice, and we have seen that these 200 days. Glory to His name. But God has a word for us today. I hope you are ready to eat!
To start with, there are two places we hold gospel meetings today as the body of Christ. The first is the desert (under tents and camps), the second is the inner rooms (conference rooms and Church buildings). We can add our homes as part of the inner rooms, following the Corona Virus Outbreak and the lock down.
I have always taught in all our SCHOOLS OF BIBLE PROPHECY that Deception will be one of the major signs of the last days. Jesus said that in the last days there will be men who will come to us as men of God, saying, they are our messiahs. That we should not believe them.
Today that is happening but in so many subtle ways. A lot of so-called preachers now claim our destinies are in their hands or mouths. That if we want to get married, succeed in life or ministry, or in any other aspect of life, we must obey them like fools, support their ministries like donkeys and even have sex with them.
Talking about having sexual intercourse with preachers as deliverance process, I have heard countless of verifiable stories of victims of these abuses, with some of the predators attacking me in the process for choosing to scream against their evil work.
Some think I am not being kind to them, and that anyone can fall into sin. Because of that, I need to make something clear here!
You see, I understand, and can tell the difference between a wounded soldier of the cross and a soldier that belong to the army of Satan parading itself as the army of the LORD. The cases of these abominable acts are not cases of genuine preachers falling into sexual sins because of spiritual carelessness. If they were, they will humbly behave like any fallen child of GOD will do and seek help. And I would not have said anything about them.
WE ARE IN WARFARE, AND THAT I KNOW VERY WELL.
I need to say this so that you will understand that I am not being unkind to anyone. The LORD Himself is using me to do what He did to the sexual perverts and con men found in the early Church through our apostolic fathers.
It may surprise you to know that about 22 years ago, I caught a Nigerian father of faith the LORD used to bless me so much having sex with a lady. I did not mention it to anyone because I knew what really happened. They both repented and continued the race. I would have been stupid to bear it up against him!
You do not shoot a wounded soldier of the cross; you treat him or her. So, if these cases were cases of some WEARIED WARRIORS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, becoming careless and falling into sexual sin, I will not entertain any word against them, I will locate them and help them.
But these are cases of predators, who came into the sheepfold in sheep clothing, twisting scriptures, and living a life of sexual perversion, with kids from every woman in and outside their so-called churches and operating powerfully in the prophetic.
We all know that is how Ashtoreths operates. The Bible says we should have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them.
If Sons fall and they stand up immediate and return to the LORD, even the ladies involved will do the same. It will not fit into the Biblical description of a fruitful work of darkness, it will be an UNFRUITFUL WORK of darkness because of their repentance. They fell and got up and continued the race.
But if sexual predators and occult men, who seek for the blood of unborn babies and eggs of women for spiritual sacrifices to the demons powering their ministries, are caught, they should be exposed and not covered.
THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS! AND IT IS OUR JOB TO DO THAT THIS END TIME!
In as much as I am believing God to raise a breed that will be pure enough not to add to these scandalous in Church today, I will not shoot down a wounded soldier who falls. I will treat them and send them back to battle filed under GOD if they are under my apostolic command.
By God’s grace we are doing just that. Those we have touched silently can testify to that. We do not discuss people’s nakedness after circumcising them. We only expose unfruitful works of darkness. That has been my stand for 28 years of ministry.
Jesus also warned us of people who will come to us pointing out some so called powerful ‘men of God’ to us, saying, “look, your messiah is in some tents and camp meetings out there” or “in some Church buildings and conference halls in this city.”
He said we should not fall into that kind of trap; we should not believe them. “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
There is so much about the end time to uncover here, but we cannot because this is just a devotional.
Now, this is different from referring a genuine preacher to someone who is unsaved to get saved or delivered. Jesus was warning us against those hell will send to us to make us partner with false preachers and con men and women to build their ministries.
Friend, the apostolic need of the hour is the cultivation of hypersensitivity in the Spirit and impartation of deep discernment through sound prophetic and practical teachings. Let me reiterate again that we are living in the last days. Jesus spoke of deception as being one of the horrors of the last days.
WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE SPIRITUALLY BLIND.
Actually, from the day Adam lost the likeness of God in the garden till date, mankind has been battling with the consequences of spiritual blindness and lack of discernment, making us cheap preys to terrible predators in the spirit and human realms.
Part of the likeness of God is spiritual sensitivity and deep discernment – which can be simply defined as the ability to see through the eyes of God. I began a teaching on operating in God’s likeness in our special outreach called CHURCH IN THE HOUSE through Television and online streaming facilities.
Spiritual blindness is simply not having the ability to see things through God’s eyes.
For instance, not seeing things through God’s eyes is the reason many do not see the spiritual side of who they are about marrying before marrying them, consequently losing their marriages, sometimes their lives, and for the elects, their callings after marriage. It is the reason we call the unclean clean, and the unholy holy.
Not see things through God’s eyes is the reason many cannot differentiate between wounded soldiers of the cross who fell into sexual sins, and messengers of Satan who got exposed through their sexual abominations.
You see, a wounded soldier who fell into sexual sin, will never rejoice over his or her iniquity or excuse himself or herself by saying, “we are all sinners. If you have not sinned cast the first stone.” He or she will never call sexual perversion a weakness. They will call it the way the Bible calls it and do what the prodigal son did to get back to GOD.
But agents of Satan are different; especially the ones that specializes in using sex to gain spiritual power. They have a way of being subtle, presenting the act either as a marriage process or deliverance condition, hence getting the naïve, desperate, and gullible into it. They do not call it what the LORD calls it.
I have seen agents of Satan who are anointed by the devil to use sexual perversion to ruin the lives of young Christians, successfully stirring believers to treat them like wounded soldiers of the Cross. No army treats a false soldier who gets caught as a wounded soldier. It is a bad warfare!
There is so much more we can learn about the difference between true soldiers of the cross who got injured and false soldiers who got caught. However, we cannot state all here. Only hyper spiritual sensitivity in the Spirit and deep discernment will help us.
THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN DEAL WITH THE SCOURGE OF HYPER DECEPTION TODAY.
David says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105 NKJV). Jesus also said …“I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life” (John 8:12 AMP).
Hyper-sensitivity makes the word of the LORD a light to our paths, even as we follow Jesus, the LIGHT of the world.
If a Christian life is not guided, day by day, by a word of truth and righteousness from the Light of the world, it will be full of darkness. Lack of, or absence of daily sufficient light from Jesus Christ (the Light of the world), is the reason for spiritual blindness.
A major highlight in our devotional text says,
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.
A wise man once said, “to be forewarned is to be forearmed.” Divine warnings are God’s way of arming us before the main days. That is why Satan hates people being warned.
Today, he even sways some preachers to give a bad name to divine warnings coming from the mouths of GOD’s end time messengers, simply to dissuade men from heeding them. But no one can take away THE STEWARDSHIP of bringing timely warnings from the LORD to the world, through His apostolic and prophetic ministries in Church today.
The key words in our scriptural highlight today are the words “to deceive if possible, even the elect.” That tells us how powerful hyper deception is. It can capture the heart of the elect if he or she becomes careless for a moment. That is why the elects of Christ must learn to spend every moment of their lives to cultivate hypersensitivity in the Spirit if we will overcame what is going on today.
God’s way of dealing with hyper deception is through the cultivation of hyper Spiritual sensitivity in the lives of His sons. It has a way of bringing them to the place of deep discernment in the Spirit. Deep discernment in the Spirit is the place where you can be able to tell the difference between two spiritual things that look very alike.
That is why, the Bible presents “Teaching God’s people the difference between the holy and the unholy and causing them to discern between the clean and unclean” one of the primary responsibilities of genuine apostolic and prophetic ministries.
In simple terms, our primary assignment is to bring the elects to the place of deep discernment in the Spirit.
It is my prayer that God will use these words to build you up and give an inheritance among they that are sanctified! AMEN!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY;
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NKJV