- What is the difference between sin and iniquity?
Sin is a nature, sin is who we are before we got born again, Sin is basically a nature, a realm of existence, a domain of operation, a fallen state, that brings us to certain base operations of life, sin a realm of dwelling, but iniquity has to do with knowledge. Lucifer was the first person whom iniquity was found in him, as iniquity has to do with knowledge, sin has to do with nature. There could be a sinning believer. An unbeliever is sin in his nature. It is not what he does, the nature he has, his father is a devil, and that is what makes him a sinner. A believer can commit sin, but that doesn’t not make him sin in his nature, because he has an advocate, there is hope for the believer, that one day he can stop sinning, but there is no hope for an unbeliever.
Hebrews 6:4. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost.
It takes knowledge for you to commit iniquity, it takes being born on the earth to be in Sin. Either you are in Europe or Africa, as long as you are born on the earth you are born in sin. But for you to be in iniquity, it means you have been in light, and you went off the way of that light, iniquity isn’t going against the rule of the pastor. There is a knowing in the heart, that bears witness that you know these things. Iniquity is only committed by sons for it is sons who knows and have the knowledge of iniquity.
Adam did not commit iniquity, Adam sinned. Adam was in rebellion, he was in his estate and he fell, Lucifer orchestrated his fall. If you get to heaven Adam and Eve was will be there.
Before the day iniquity was found in Lucifer, he has been sinning before, but the day iniquity was found in him was the day heaven could no longer bear it. Don’t push yourself to the point of iniquity.
There are many words that are used to describe sin in the scripture. There is a difference between Sin and Sins. Sin is the nature. You sin because you are a sinner, sins are actions you do after knowing God after being born again.
I John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. Erring and going out of the way, to miss the mark is sin. Iniquity is wickedness, perversity. You cannot perverse something without knowledge.
ROMANS 1, described the way people has turned away from the law of God. Perversion is what you do in consciousness, you know about it, you are a conscious about it, and you deliberately decided to turn like Lucifer corrupted his brightness.
Both sin and iniquity are bad, but iniquity involve sons, it is not something done without knowledge or understanding.
Jesus has appeared to take entities called sin away, and it must come to us as a reality, Christ has come to take away sin. For a child of God is who knows how to do good but didn’t do it, it is sin unto him (cf: James 4:17. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
But what is GOOD? You cannot know good until it is revealed, it is not sin. Good is what God revealed, (Romans 14:23, “…….whatsoever is not of faith is sin), what is of faith? Sin is more than the way we look at it, we need the knowledge of God to judge sin, that knowledge will make you to turn away from sin”.
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Sin must be dealt with, and that is why after they have dealt with sin, they need to deal with iniquity, you can see sin nature, but you may not discern iniquity, you need higher light to discern iniquity. There are some veil that the enemy has provide for us to see, instead of seeing what God has provided, we look for another thing, a worker of iniquity (cf: MATTHEW 7:23), is one who helps iniquity to prosper, you need light of God so that you won’t help the enemy to propagate what he is doing. Those who do not love the truth will work lies and hence help iniquity to prosper because when you don’t have the light of God you will work iniquity.
- Please I need clarity on these thoughts: I use to think that heaven is my reason for being a Christian but I have seen now that God is my goal. But what happens to the saints and generals of faith who are late already? Could they be in heaven or in God knowing fully well that some of them do not have the understanding that God is our goal? If they are in God what happens to them? If they are in heaven what happens?
(I Corinthians 15:58; I Thessalonians 1:15; Hebrews 6:10). You should worry about yourself and not those who has gone. God is not unrighteousness to forget your labour, you did was minster to the saints but the work was for God, forget about those people, they are faithful, what God reward in the people is their faithfulness. The Holy Spirit didn’t leave the earth when the disciples left the earth, God will judge the people who lived in the dark ages by their heart. You may deny God, but God will not deny himself, what God reward in people is not the amount of light in their days, but how faithful they are to it.
Don’t judge yourself with men of old, the people of the past, God reward faithfulness and how faithful you are to the light. It is God that brings light to you, that is why you have to be faithful to the light. Heaven is God, God is in heaven, and heaven is heaven because God is there, that things you called heaven is in God. If God is in your heart, heaven is there. Certain thought can affect your dream at night, it doesn’t mean it is a reality, the generals are gone to be with the lord and whenever heaven (God) is moving, he will move them, for Heaven and Earth will pass away (Matthew 5:18 “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”).
The generals are in God, they are not going to have the same measure of light, but they will eventually know. The parable of a man who went to hire labourers at different times of the day, yet he paid them the same amount. We cannot plot eternal life on graph, they are in God, they will find rest, their tears will be wiped away, by the time you have journeyed you will find out that you are not yet all you can be in God.
What happen to the saints who have gone is that they are in God. It is our taking step on what we hear by believing that brings more light to us. We should not despise revelation, majority of Christians do not have light on the fact that God is our destination, actually in the real sense, we will never be on the same page with the men who doesn’t have that light, because we have used that light on the earth. The past generals walked in the light God gave them, who knows if heaven has revealed our present light they would’ve fought against it and God had to allow them to walk in that light. There was a light that was from the beginning, the knowledge of the glory of God must cover the earth, just as the light of going to heaven has covered the earth, the same way the light that God is our destination must also cover the earth.
God has his intention for every generation, the best is kept for the last, if you are in the allocation of the last, don’t toil with it, don’t play with it, it can be for a short time, there is a major warfare that we will handle that the past man cannot handle. We are going to handle the dragon, if God is given you a light in this time, it is not a joke, these things is not about revelation, it is about the dragon we are going to face. The oracles of righteousness that kept the past generals may not keep you and that is why you need a new light. There was a time great light broke upon the earth. God has spoken about the last days that in the last days he will cause to bring to us both the former rain and the last rain together. (C.f. Joel 2:23) Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
The message we have been given is not to castigate people, but to respond to heaven, the light Daniel got was not his light, it is a light from God. When God gives a gift to save a whole generation, you should not play with it. Revelation is God’s mercy to break the judgement of death and we should use it, wait on it, and help others with it. If after today Jesus call you home, by the reason of light you have you will be better than those who gone in the last century, and you will miserable compare to those who will come a century after you. It is about election, those who are alive and living (C.f. I Thessalonians 4:15), means those who are alive and abiding.
In my father’s house there are many mansions, meaning the house is a whole kingdom, none of us here loves God as David, but after he has served his generation he slept, David and others are witnesses in their days, based on the revelation given to them, they attained a stature of witnesses, just as we must witnesses unto God, based on an order, people will be judge based on what God has revealed to them. Revelation is progressive, (Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law). Revelation is that which is kept hidden, meant to be revealed in the last time, last is not last year, it is a program. What Abraham did was a starting, we are reaping, and without us they will not be perfect, God is not unrighteous, it is all about election. It is not for us alone, it is for every saints. Imagine if the little light you have can be open up to the saints in Nigeria? The truth we have must travel forth.
- (Rev 21:1). Please who/what will be the inhabitant of the new heaven and who/what will be the inhabitant of the new earth? Which one should I want be?
Just do what will make you be at that destination, what you know now is not all of God, what you know is now everything that has been revealed so far, the essence of God revealing what he is revealing now is for us to do the work. The heaven and earth will pass away, it will melt with fervent heat, another will come, but in the new heaven and the new earth righteousness will rain. God could have put man in heaven but he chose to put him on earth. Being earthly is not sinning but being a dweller of the earth.
The New Jerusalem is coming out from God, there is a city, not a literal city, a city that has breadth, height, length. Heights talk about layers, when Jesus was coming down (C.f. Revelation 12:19), the armies of heaven came with Jesus, in the new heaven, God will make everything new, what God actually intended will come to pass. Because we never knew what Adam could have been if he had not fall. Link revelation back to Genesis to know what God has in mind when he created man. In the new heaven, man will actually be in his image. It is not about being on the earth or heaven, it is about access to God. The city in revelation is a joint assembly of people, people formed the body of Christ. Our goal should to be at the appropriate place, wherever God is should be our goal.
The reason God is putting emphasis on God as a goal is that all things came from God, God is the creator of heaven and earth. From God both visible and invisible thing came forth. When you talk about going to heaven, there is a heaven that has a geographical place. Hell is both a geographical place and a spirit. The whole of the visible constellation is earth. The earth is a place that has organic life that supports the living man. But when you get to God, you will get to the place where these physical things were birthed, the highest place in God abode is God himself. God is saying if you can see the visible things that came out of God, you can see God himself.
(Psalm 89:1) There is a very heavens, which are place in God, other heavens are not very heaven, the heavens of angels are not the very heaven, and the essence of the gospel is to bring men to the very heavens. The very heavens is God’s throne, the things there are the showing forth of his faithfulness and mercy, the promise of God for eternal life is a showing forth of mercy, you cannot access it by your willingness, but by activity of mercy. It is not every person that can access it, it is who God show mercy to access it. I will have mercy on who I will have mercy on (C.f.: Romans 9:15) For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. The gospel truth are the very things. Not for this world but for the world to come, every heaven has its own earth. The current earth and heaven is for prophets. Our authority is not designed for this earth, let us focus on the message coming to us that is showing us our very place. Because the things to come are waiting for the vessel that will make them appear. Jesus has to come, because he is the gateway for the world to come. We are the gateway to coming of Jesus, if we don’t come to this realities we will just continue like this, because Jesus will not come.
- I am new in this waters but I long to grow up into Sonship. How can attain Sonship in shortest time possible?
Continue to hear and abide by the waters, if you want to attain sonship, you should know that there is work for you. Attainment of sonship is in all the hastiness of your heart. Sonship programme cannot be attained in short time, but God can shorten the days. Except the days is cut short……Mark 13:20 “And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days”. The cutting short of the days is not of us but of God, it is not a mark of spirituality, it is light, light makes you accelerate fast. Someone who got born again last year can accelerate faster than you. Celebrating the years is Christ is of no relevance, what counts is growth in Christ. Light travels fast, growth is accelerated by light.
The way to grow is not somebody pushing you, but you pushing yourself. It is exercise, we must exercise ourselves. A challenge you can take up for yourself is to want to know everything about God. Don’t wait till you have opportunity to preach, give attention and diligence to make your calling and redemption sure. This will come as a result of applying yourself. Majority of people apply their heart to natural things, but we should apply our heart to the things of God, when you put your heart on any things, that thing will open up. It is a light that breaks out in you. You can have a secular vocation, but be conscious of growing in these things. Find a way of staying at these things and something will rest on you.
Authority rest on stature not on emptiness. Study to show yourself approve to God (C.f. II Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”), it is God who approves. It is not about what you do in church is it about the stature. Give your heart to these things, place demands on yourself. You must deny yourself, something must go. Discipline yourself, and leave the place of increase with God. Have you planted, have you watered? So what will God grant increase in?