THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION: The Good and The Perfect Gifts of God

Rev Kayode Oyegoke

God is interested in meeting our needs. Having our needs met is not a miracle as having it met through an impossible means. Often times the greatest way to meet needs is not to face them. Every need wants attention from us, and the way to get it met is to focus on God.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning’.

Why God cannot change or turn is because of the things He fathers. He is the father of two things; the good and perfect gift.


1Jn 1:5

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

On the inside of God are Judgments of good light. He has the urim and thumim. Urim means light. The other means perfection. When we say God is good, it is because of these things. His light counsels him. He has in his nature, taken an oath not to change.  If He wants to bless you, He will have to give you the things that He keeps.

Hebrews 9:11

‘ But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building’.

In Chapter 2:17.

Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

 

As a priest, He mediates between things to come and things we keep. This Priest of ours has remedy for sins. That which is against God in our lives is sin. Our sins are our things. Dominion cannot find expression until deliverance takes place.

2Cor 5 vs. 17 –

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

What this man has constitutes new things. The things that have become new are the things of God. After then will He give us the ministry of reconciliation. There is a ‘you and us’. The ‘us’ here are the apostles. You cannot be called an ambassador until this reconciliation takes place in you. We are being beseeched. Reconciliation won’t be fulfilled until we carry the word of reconciliation. You are not an ambassador until you have used the ministry of reconciliation, and by faith old things are passed away.

Your spirit is your candle, and belly is your soul. Where things are stored is the soul. Candle is solid. The spirit of an unbeliever enlightens their soul to be more wicked. Like Hitler, hell was in his soul. One can kill His conscience depending on what one is exposed to. Tell a murderer he is a child of the devil, he won’t like it. He doesn’t want to identify with the devil. God worked with David’s soul, even Abraham. When our spirits got saved, our soul is called to be saved. The soul should be watched. The lord is the shepherd of the soul.

Psalm 23.

 The flock of David consisted of soul. They are needed to be led. The soul cannot attain what the spirit has become until it has gained what the spirit has gotten. Leading of the soul will continue for change to occur. As God doesn’t trust the soul so also the devil. We need shepherds with wisdom who can lead the soul.

The things of man are in the soul, the inward man. The spirit is the inner man. It is a vessel. It is also referred to as a cup. The use is on the inside. When you wash the outside of the soul, it remains dirty. Things of men are in the soul. God’s things are also in his inner being. He wants us to open our beings for his things. When your soul is keeping his things, reconciliation is taking place.

1Cor 2:7-10.

 But we seek the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

God has revealed them to the apostles and the prophets, not the church. There are good things and there are perfect things—the deep things of God.

Urim and thumim are kept in the chest of the high priest. You have to open it to come into understanding. There are things of God and there are deep things of God.


2 Peter 1:17-19.

For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

 There is something more sure than what the apostles heard on the mount. When you take heed, you do well. It is light that will wash away those evil things from the soul. We can do service yet darkness is still within. We must be able to stand in the evil day. When you bring in the amour of light, the evil day fades away. A day is typified by light. To eradicate Satan, bring in a new dominion. It will affect principalities and powers. That was what Paul did, and it took time. For God to remit that day is to allow the day star arise in your heart. You have to keep fighting until the soul is lit with light and the day star arises. “The path of the just is like a shining light…” the day comes as a result of good light. And the perfect day comes as a result of the perfect light. At that point, there is no falling. When evil comes, the day becomes dark. When your light turns darkness, how strong is that darkness! There is a warning not to turn back having tasted of the good word of God. When you have partaken of the divine nature, you come into immortality.


2 Peter1:4

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

There is one that gives us life and godliness; there is another that gives divine nature. In the feast of light, there were spoils in those days because of love for this world.

For the word of God is quick and powerful… you begin with one side and complete your course with the other—both good and perfect. Good and upright is the Lord; His ways are perfect. God does not easily release his perfect light. These things of God are new things.

2 Cor 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

By just confessing this, evil spirits can leave. But it doesn’t mean the old things are really gone. We have things in our souls that are deadly.

The new things constitute the ministry of reconciliation.

 
Rev 21:4,15.

 Our spirit is new. There are things of heaven and earth and there are things of the new heavens and earth. So the things you are reconciled to are new things. John 16 10-15. He is going to show us things to come. While Jesus was the word, he was not God’s son, not until He became flesh. That means these things are given to man.

Heb 2:3.

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

We are to see the world to come. It has not been give to angels but us. They have authority in the present world. There is one they cannot handle—the world to come. Jesus has been made a high priest of things to come. He was made higher than the heaven. We are children of the world to come yet God wants us to taste of the power of that world while we are here. What the saints should be taught is the world to come. Jesus controls the things by the word of His power.

 Seek his Kingdom, every other thing will follow, even the present heaven. The whole creation awaits the manifestation of the sons of God. They will use and affect creation with higher powers. But Satan has a legal claim. That is, our sins, which are our things. God will bring the ministry of reconciliation which will bring things to come. If the High Priest of that world is made so much better than the angels, it means His things are superior. He is Perfect!

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