Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
Our being tried and tried over and over again, will lead to our dying daily and resurrecting daily, because we must not die at once. If the devil cannot stop this thing to go forward, He cannot stop the Progress. He wants to remove the bearers of Light, so that the commission will be cut off. It is a technique of the Devil.
2corinthians 5 vs. 1-7.
‘For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)’.
The issue of Faith has been so much explored even in the Church, Faith for things, Faith towards God and that of Men, has been explored. When God established Faith exactly, what was on His mind? Like the issue of the woman who wanted healing for Her Child, and Jesus told her that Healing is the Children’s bread. She had so much response by her Heart when she talked about the crumbs. Faith is believing the unseen, and it has always been part of Man’s principle of Life, but it is not the Faith God wanted us to come to. The Lord wants the totality of His person in our Faith walk. Back to what Apostle Paul was saying in the book of 2corinthians. Vs. 6, that when we are at home in the body, we are absent where the Lord is. The devil can threaten with death when He sees that our trust is in the body. The body of man is very weak, even when we are trusting the Holy Ghost to quicken our mortal bodies, we must not out our trust in the body. When Jesus was walking on the face of the earth here, His body still experienced frailty. The trust is not and should not be in the body. The essence of the Urim and thumim is to bring man to God.
For even the scriptures says, now, Know we no man, after the flesh.
The devil will collapse our faith when we want to walk out of serious meetings and go and do things that we have never done before. It takes time to be perfect, the process is a gradual one, and we need to know that, we should walk by Faith and not by Sight, that without the feeling of that thing in our body, that it still exists, despite all. The building is complete and it does not need anything to show its completeness. Apostle Paul makes us understand, that if we want to prove the essence of our Faith, in this world, then we are of all men, most miserable.
All the teachings we hear are expressions of Truth. We need to use our Faith to believe the Lord and believe truth.
A human’s method cannot be used to run the Lord’s style, and we need to know the power of God, that way, we need to know the scriptures. There, we get to talk about resurrection, and that is what the Lord wants to teach us, and give to us.
The issue of Faith cannot be taught, except we are taught Love. There is one which is not seen and hidden in eternal Life, when it is preached; it becomes Faith, which is the substance of the things hoped for, and those not seen.
John 1 vs.1- 3
‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made’.
When the Lord started creation, He focused on the Light, as in ‘Let there be Light, but when it came to the issue of Man, the Lord said ‘Let us make man in our image’. It was the three of them. One can become three by virtue of what they share, and own. The three are not complete without each other. It is so easy to understand the God-head, we only need to see.
It is not every believer who believes on His name, for that is what makes us to become sons of God.
1 John 3 vs. 23
‘And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.’
How can believing on His name be a commandment? Without believing on His name, we won’t come into His Love. He gave us commandment.
John 1 vs. 12
‘But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.’
Those whom He gave power are those who believe in the name of His son. It is the same thing when we say, believing His name, will make you a Son. There is a power that can make us to become sons of God, but it starts by believing on the name of God.
Romans 1 vs. 1-4
‘Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead’.
The Lord promised us the gospel, the work of God is His gospel. Understanding the verses 3 and 4 in the book of Romans, can make us understand the gospel.
Tracing the genealogy of Jesus, He could have been born in the house of Joseph, but He was born in the house of David. He whom always sought after the Lord. For David to have taken the ark, He took the throne of God, and the messiah was born in His lineage. So, God was manifest in the flesh. The Lord now, by Himself, raised Christ Jesus, not Jesus Christ. God came into flesh, and He was living in the flesh, been fathered by an earthly father, He became flesh, so that flesh can become God. He became us, so that we can become Him.
What He really wanted to demonstrate is that man can stop using Human power, and use God’s power. Elijah and Moses used Human power which is earthly, it is the power in the terrestrial, a power allocated for the earth, it is different from the power that Heaven has.
Earthly powers constitutes of miracles. And Man has a lot of earthly powers. Walking on the sea was even an earthly power. Jesus left divinity and came into humanity, and used earthly power for a start. He is not the man the Lord was talking about, but there was need to have started from somewhere. He needed to die, to surrender all that is Human. After Jesus died, God started another man, called the new man.
Jesus is the beginning of God and the end of man. He is the beginning of God in man’s end. And all that God is as a man is what gives as a gift. When we cry for the power of God, what we ask for is Christ. If Christ is the power of God, then Man is God’s power House, because He is the man Christ Jesus. When we talk about the gospel, we are talking about the power God made, and it is in a man. We do not need to fast to get powers, what that will bring is just a tiny power, but there is a power that man does not need to fast for. Understanding the concept of the new man, is the power of God.
For as many as believed Him, to them He gave power to become.
First, this gospel is God’s gospel, but now, it is also the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 1 vs. 5-6; Romans 1 vs.16.
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
A man that has come into this gospel will no longer be man. God wants His son to be many, Christ is the begotten son. He is the first, means that there are many more coming behind Him. In Romans 16 vs. 25, the Gospel was first God’s gospel, before it became Christ’s, after thirty-three years, then became Paul’s gospel. Now, it is time for the gospel to become ours. Man is God’s power house.
Becoming like God has been reserved specially for men, and the fact that an Angel coveted it, made God to cast Him away, because He desired what belonged to the children of God. It is not about what we have now, for a time is coming when we will have so much gold, and it will be useless.
Romans 16 vs. 25 again, the throne can contain all. God wants us to become Him, and inherit Him. By learning this, we will learn and see that Love can be shared. With God’s throne in us, we will bow to Him, and give Him ultimate pleasures, for we have been called into it, and we have to make it sure. It is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and as if that is not enough, to the Greeks, then to Africa, to all, everyone.
Romans 1 vs. 17.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
We need the faith revelation to reveal the power of God, which is Christ, and only Him is Faith. For now, man cannot use that Faith; He will have to change man totally. For if God were to come in the flesh, the way He will work, is the way man needs to walk. We have to be dead, and it means we have to cease from being ourselves. Without Faith we cannot have Life, it is the only room for living.
There is a higher dream to pour our lives on, until we understand it fully. We need to consciously partake of that power by Faith. When Abraham believed God, it was counted unto Him as Righteousness. A powerful man is that man who took decision in Faith, and it is righteousness in Faith path. Faith cannot be tapped into except by instructions which only come by revelation.
How shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Romans 6 vs. 1. Whatsoever is not of Faith is Sin. All sins lead to death, but there is a kind of death that takes man away from God. And anytime our eyes is not been enlightened, there is sin in us. We must be dead to sin in our soul, just like we are dead to sin in our Spirit. Walk by Faith is walking in the resurrection life, and it is only seen by instruction that cannot be seen, because we see it as a mere instruction.
Romans 8 vs. 1-2
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
The law of sin and death is in man, and that is what man lives by, so much that when the Lord is bringing His law by revelation, we reject it. But we need to recover by life and turn to the law of God which is of Faith. It is not a saying Faith, but a living Faith. And without light, we won’t be able to work it out.
Looking at the frame of a woman, there is a bound and a limitation for her, and profession of different kinds, which will not make her see her Lord. The Faith message towards God is not for claiming. It comes by hearing the word. It is not by reading the word, but hearing the word. Hear from the mouth of the Lord Himself, we need to hear by the word of truth. For as many as are led, by the Spirit of God, are the sons of God. He will lead us, and allow us to go in our path. What he does with us, is that, we will have to be led through the paths of righteousness for His name sake.