Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”– for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
If you want to understand what a prophet is, you need to understand the testimony. The prophetic is not ordinary. It is state of servitude. A prophet is a bond servant and a true bond servant of Christ serves Him. You will harbor in your mind the fear of the Lord. We are true bond servants when we are willing to complete our right to freedom. Being a bond servant is to give up my right to freedom and liberty in exchange for power and God’s pleasure. Bond servant hood is to sacrifice every ambition. It is a matter of necessity. We are to be His Kingdom diplomats, given to His pleasures.
The Will of the Lord is to be done amidst God’s people, the holy brethren. We are to love the brethren. We cannot gain much ground in the Spirit without the brethren. The force of the Kingdom will come from the brethren. We must be committed to the brethren by covenant. We should not be haughty and should be ready to be offended because it helps our growth process. To bear the seed of Christ, you will be bruised, you will be offended. That’s how to get the seal. The essence of the testimony of Christ is to uphold it.
What we pursue is not sign, though there is a place for sign, but what we pursue is Christ and what the Lord is giving the church is access into the prophetic dimension of God in order to be able to have access to the mind, counsel, might and the wisdom of God. For us to have this access, we must have the license and the testimony of Christ which is what become of us by submitting to the spirit. The testimony is what God works out in you. If you do not witness the testimony of Jesus, you do not have the evidence. For you to have the testimony of Jesus, you must have the witness that is, an oath- what is at stake and covenant based.
The word testimony of Christ is from the word “MARKUS” which literarily means someone giving and laying down his life and in this connotation, he laid down his life not for marriage or success but for the Will of the Father.
1 John 5:4-13
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he who came by water and blood–Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.
The testimony of Jesus is expected to establish and fill in us God’s Sonship agenda. That is why the scripture says ‘this is he that overcomes. The word overcomes is tied to the word victory. The purpose for submitting to the word of God is so that the Son of God will be formed in me. The victory is nothing pertaining to the physical. It has nothing to do with buying a new house, car or passing an exam. It is a victory that overcomes. It is a triumph in the earth that resounds in the heavenlies. The word “NIKI” means triumphing in earth and resounding in heaven.
Heaven does not recognize the shout of a new car but that death is swallowed up in victory. This victory is to dehuman us from our humanity. Our greatest problem is the sin nature which came as a result of the fall. Our souls therefore need to be redeemed so that the Life of God will be projected. A lot of people don’t realize that the advantage the high priest is the ability to interface with the three realm i.e. the outer court, holy place and holy of holies, and these applies to the believer. Healing and financial blessings are package that comes with the salvation of the spirit. They are the benefits our redemption and they are also the by-product of what Christ did and not the prize.
The word victory was inspired by the Holy Spirit to be spoken of by Apostle Paul and the purpose of submitting to the Will of God is that the purpose of the Son of God will be enshroud in me and the word “NIKI” meaning victory was designed to enshroud the Will of God in me and not essentially designed to pass exams or marry and through this word victory, our enemy will be overcome.
Each time the Life of God affects our souls, the Lord is pleased. Godliness is embedded in the soul, the nature of man. It is from head to toe, not in padding oneself, if the soul is corrupt, the world keeps on triumphing. Godliness is in the salvation of the soul. We must therefore create an environment for godliness and brooding on the scripture is a necessity. Salvation comes through taking the heat from the brethren knowing that anything that the Spirit brings propels one towards the Kingdom and total victory. When we have this victory, we will gain an unprecedented access into God’s Life.
And the triumph that will be triumphed in heaven is when death is overcome and the only way the testimony of God will be established in us is when Christ the son of God is formed in us and it will go through the process of regeneration of our souls. This will deliver us from our sin nature activated through the fall of man and our humanity and souls need to be redeemed.
The life of God must triumph over death and that is recorded in 1 John says he that is born of God does not sin, because the seed of God remains in him. Worldliness is the nature of sin and that’s what triumphs over man. That worldliness is what is finding outlet. The salvation of the soul is what will deal with this worldliness and it is by the working of the Holy Spirit through the revealed word.
We study the word of God to create an avenue for the Holy Spirit to brood on the word. You can have a head knowledge of the word of God without coming into the regeneration of the soul. Anything prompted by the spirit is what brings about Life and the entrenchment of the testimony of the Christ and it could be as simple most times as letting go or helping out a brother or sister.
We cannot attain this through pretence, it is simply through the formation of the Son of God in us, so that we will be given access in to abundant Life. The reason you cannot but forgive a brother who betrays you badly is because you cannot afford to miss inheriting abundant Life. Eternal Life is what the Lord wants us to attain. It is the only remedy to corruption. We cannot afford to miss it. Let us do all we can to press into it.
I can see in the spirit God saying any ministry that is not built by Him will collapse and God is saying He will only reside in buildings built by Him. And God is sending professional with the materials for the building. The Lord has come to supply the materials, the resources, and the grace to build the house of His glory. The lord is saying grace is being given and because of the pollution of earth, God is saying haven will be diffused and new utterance that will subdue the enemy will be given.
He has come to show his Glory, to manifest His power, to lead in the path of truth and obedience and as you continue, power will be given.