TODAY’S DEVOTION (Tuesday 19TH October 2021)
“Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.
“But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”
“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” 2 Corinthians 4:1-4 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 292ND DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS.
Welcome to another glorious day for our LORD Jesus Christ! His mercies, kindness, greatness and goodness has been the reason for our being here.
I laugh when I hear people say Jesus was a myth and not real. I marvel when I hear people say He was a criminal who died for His own sins. When people talk about someone who lives in you, guides you, speaks to you, teaches you, protects and provides for you, you just laugh and marvel at their blindness.
There is a lot of spiritual blindness and provocative ignorance in the hearts of many. The Bible made it clear that one way we know a man or woman in the world or the Church who is perishing is in how they handle the revelation of Jesus Christ, or His word of truth and righteousness.
If what the Bible says has been made clear by the Holy Ghost, directly or indirectly to anyone, and they still cannot agree with it, it’s a sign that the gospel has been veiled to them, and that if they die they may not make Heaven.
There are two kinds of gospel ministries today; we have those that are adding veils to the veils people already have in their minds, primarily to scoop worship and wealth from them, and we have those that are removing veils from people so they can see things in scriptures as God intends, and connect the glory of GOD for our age.
The ministries that are removing veils from hearts have renounced the hidden things of shame. In other words, they do not walk in craftiness calling it wisdom, nor handle the word of God deceitfully. Their ministries are simply driven by a pure motive not by a money motive; hence the manifestation of the truth is what you see in and through them.
FRIEND, THE DAYS ARE RUNNING VERY FAST.
Time has come to depart from preachers whose ministries are veiling people’s hearts with lies and heresies; turning them into oil drinkers, altar raisers, breakers, or silencers, drinkers of holy water, users of Goliath stones, and etc. We must detach from lying Churches, prophets, apostles and etc.
The days are running fast, and according to Bible prophecies, we are at the door of the ages to come. We must not continue on paths that lead to no-where but eternal judgment.
And talking about Bible prophecies, many do not know that the most solid Christians in the early Church were those who were taught what we now know as Bible Prophecy, as soon as they gave their lives to Christ. That alone is a lesson that if our faith is anchored on the revelation of the ages to come, we will remain solid in Christ and hell will never have us back; especially, in a season of the falling away like the one we find ourselves.
So many today, are departing from the faith that was once delivered to the saints, and God wants it stopped. He wants this POPULATION OF HELL through hyper deception by some in Church to stop. Jesus indeed warned us that as we approach the end of times and days, there will be catastrophic events that will shake the human world. But these events will be preceded by hyper deception both in the Church world and the outside world.
In one of our most recent devotional, we did share about “hyper deception” and made it clear that it will take a daily cultivation of “Hyper Spiritual sensitivity” and “Deep Discernment” for us to be able to deal with and overcome the scourge.
It means if you will not cultivate Spiritual sensitivity and deep discernment this end times, you will be a victim of deception.
The deception in Church today is really alarming. Even the power of education is not helping the learned to escape the snare. You see a professor of Chemistry either putting salt in water to wash his face for breakthrough, or drinking oil or what the prophet calls holy water in Church.
THE DECEPTION IS REALLY ALARMING.
Actually, people are in hell today because of deception, not really because of their sins. Deception is not letting them withdraw God’s mercies for their sins through repentance, hence spending eternity in hell today! Really sad!
Some were deceived that there is no hell and there is no heaven; but when they died the reality dawned on them. Others were deceived that the redemptive death of Jesus Christ was a criminal punishment for ‘his’ sins and that ‘he’ did not die for anyone. Today they are in hell!
Some even died believing the lie that Jesus is not God but a prophet, hence ending up in hell. While others who believed in His redemptive death believes that He died for their sins, but they do not believe that they have to accept that sacrifice for their sins by living His life on the face of the earth; a life of Holiness and righteousness.
To these unfortunate ones the grace of God was “a license for sin” instead of “a pardon from sin” and “an empowerment to go and sin no more.” They called Him, “LORD, LORD” but do not do what He said. That is why the Bible made it clear that except there is genuine repentance, none of this breed among us today will see His blessed face when they die.
So, people go to hell because they are deceived.
That is why Heaven considers ministries that are raised by God to expose deception and deal strongly with it, as some of the greatest ministries born on the face of the earth. The true gospel of Jesus Christ actually exposes deception. Don’t forget, He is the way the TRUTH and the life.
Truth will indeed expose falsehood.
God has raised and planted ministries on earth today that we must encounter to be free from deception.
Personally, if I had not encountered such ministries myself, to further reinforce what I already know as an upcoming minister of the gospel, I would have been deceived too.
I have shared often times how I attended conferences in Nigeria that were capable of turning any preacher into a money spinning machine or a diviner called prophet. So I would have been doing ministry today believing that the anointing oil is the Holy Spirit, praying with sand, salt, candles, mats, bottles of Water, constructing pools for cleansing, and all that, is deliverance ministry.
I would have been dishing our money scooping revelations, and prophecies to the naïve and smiling to the bank saying “the LORD is good.”
I would have taken sorcery for prophecy and divination for prophetic ministry and yet not know that I have been deceived and that I am being used to deceive others. Ministry to me would have been all about how much money I can scoop from people through the promise of liberty and miracles and all that.
Sleeping with the beautiful woman and young girls who come to me for pastoral oversight would have being nothing to me. I would have been among those saying, “We are all sinners. We are humans. We make Mistakes.” That is after over 15 years of living the same kind of life as a preacher.
But God met me early enough and saved me from the dissipation and corruption we are seeing in Church today.
I can tell you, child of God, that if you are not planted in a ministry that is raised by God to deal with hyper deception these end times, you will become a victim of deception. Sadly, every deceived person believes that he is the one walking in truth and that others are in error. Just as a mad man sees sane people as mad, so do deceived people see those walking in discernment as mad.
I have never seen a deceived person who does not treat those who know the truth of the gospel as mad. Deception is actually akin to insanity!
For instance, those who are being told to sleep with prophets and prophetesses for cleansing are doing it trusting God that He will really visit them.
THEY DON’T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT UNTIL THE PROMISES THEY GOT FROM THOSE PROPHETS FAIL TO COME TO PASS.
Those who are being told to sow this seed and they will get that miracle, drink this oil and get that breakthrough, raise this altar or the other one and etc. are seeing nothing wrong with the rituals. In fact, if you try to show them what the Bible says about what they are doing, they will say you are judging or criticizing their man of God. They have been deceived or zombified hence not seeing the light of the gospel.
A major highlight in or devotional text today says,
“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
The way we treat God’s word of truth tells of our destination after death.
One day I was worried about people in Church complaining that my teachings are too deep. Even some pastors will come up with rebukes and other corrections, telling me that they don’t even understand what I am saying that I should water it down. I was worried because young believers and those who are not even born again understand me perfectly.
Then it began to down on me that it was not that they did not understand me; they really understood me, but their hearts just refused to accept what they understood because of the religious veils in their hearts. If there are veils in your heart, the Bible says it’s a sign that you are perishing.
Apart from perishing eternally, there is perishing also in time.
People are perishing in marriages, financial troubles, sinful habits, and etc. God wants them free; however, they must have the veils in their hearts dealt with.
The purpose of present day apostolic and prophetic ministries by content (not by Titles) among other intents, is to deal with the veils in the heart of believers so they can step into realms where deception and error can no longer ensnare them. That realm is a realm of God’s glorious Light!
You cannot get to that realm drinking from fountains where preachers preach about the devil, altars, and all money making doctrines. You cannot get to that realm giving heed to preachers whose ministries does not have the manifest presence of Jesus Christ as “the commander of LIGHT from darkness.”
If you will get to that realm, you must plant yourself in ministries that are operating in that realm.
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.”
“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 NKJV