Satanic Accusations and Judging Nations, Communities and Cities at the Court of Divine Justice
Every creation of God Almighty has a purpose. There is no person, animal, element, or whatever that God spoke into existence on Creation Day that is not meant to solve a problem or provide a solution to a thing or meant for a purpose. After the Great Maker completed all creation, He handed everything over to Man, and Adam and Eve became the representatives of the Man that God created to have power, authority and dominion over everything under heaven (Psalm 8: 4-9). By committing every level of creation unto the hands of Adam and Eve, whatever our First Parents employed and engaged those created things on earth must be determined by their original purposes. The eco-system, weather, forest, the aquatic and other elemental forces such as the sun, moon, and the stars would only serve the original purposes for which the Creator made them. Even in human affairs, created things such as electronics and other human made devices operate on this principle. As long as human beings use other aspects of creation for their intended purposes, they work for our good. But as soon as Adam and Eve rebelled and were driven from the Garden of Eden, nature too was badly affected. Drive a motor-car into an ocean, you spoil it, and bring a canoe from the ocean or try to fly a malfunction aircraft and you have disaster on your hands. The human eyes see, mouth speaks, ears for hearing, brain to think etc. Similarly with nature; water quenches thirst even with all the human inventions of beverages to supplant water; we discover that nothing can take its natural place. The moon, sun, and stars were created for sings and seasons (Genesis 1: 14) and any attempt to employ these elements for other uses constitute sins and the elements too would rebel. The way Nature operates so harmoniously should convince any human being the Presence and unmistakable Hands of an Intelligent Being. This is why atheists are stupid, because as Apostle Paul aptly disclosed, “…since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse,” (Romans 1: 19-20). Thus, it is foolish for any human being to second-guess the existence of God Almighty, because Nature has made this known plainly to all souls.
The issues therefor are; how are human beings that have been given the power and authority over Nature supposed to dispense with such powers in order for us to achieve harmony? Look all around you; there is nothing human beings can produce from within and between us without input from Nature, even in the so-called Age of Technology. During organically originate from within; they all originate with our contact with Nature. No matter how we brood over any invention in our minds, we need external inputs to bring such thoughts into tangible reality. Even Robots need to be programmed. Only the Lord God Almighty can bring something out of nothing through His spoken Word Who is the Lord Jesus Christ and that is only One Creator, period! We need air to use cell phone and satellite; we need water for virtually every human food on earth, we are finished as human species without sunshine, and the stars, the moon, just name it. There is absolutely nothing human beings can do with harnessing Nature, although we process all the stuffs but organically they are all from Nature. Oil, steel, wood, iron ore, gold, bauxite, diamond, etc; the list is inexhaustible which members of the Homo sapiens need and actively rely on to function on the earth. Consequently, if there is so much causality between Nature, the eco-system, and human life, does it stand to reason that our actions as human beings also affect these elements and terrestrial life? Absolutely!
For those with spiritual knowledge, Satan doesn't accuse human beings of the sins of commission only as I explained in this column in previous articles, he also accuses human beings of sins of omission. The Bible says, he/she who knows the good he/she is supposed to do but doesn't do it sins (James 4: 17). Even among us born-again Christians, we emphasize too much on all those sins of commission (Exodus 20; Galatian 5: 19-21), but we often neglect the sins of omission-things we are supposed to do, which we neglect to do. One of such sins of omission among several others is neglecting to care for the environment. God Almighty specifically warned the Israelites not to destroy the trees, vegetation, nature, and the eco-system of the Land of Canaan when they entered the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 20: 19). He also warned them that Nature would rebel against them too if they committed the same abominations that the children of Canaan committed which warranted God Almighty to kick them out of the land. If the Israelites lived holy and righteous lives and live in obedience to God's Laws, He promised: “I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit. Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land. "'I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove savage beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. (Leviticus 26: 4-6). Per contra, if the Israelites copied the same abominable lifestyle and abhorrent practices of the Canaanites, God told them pointblank the repercussions thus: “Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit. "'If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve. I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted,” (Leviticus 26: 20-22). The land that was flowing with milk and honey would become desolate, Nature would rebel against the Israelites and “And if you (the Israelites) defile the land, (Canaan) it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you” (Leviticus 18: 28). And that was exactly what happened as we read in the Holy Bible. Do you know what it means for the land to vomit out nations? This is happening all over the world today in the forms of water flooding, monsoon, earthquakes, water tsunami, moon slide, starvation, desertification, famine, bad harvests, ocean warming, earth warming, volcanic eruptions, fire outbreak, tornadoes, and other natural disasters that are occurring at greater rapidity than ever before. But what is the connection between all these natural disasters and Satan's accusations of nations and communities?
Read your Bible very well; when God Almighty appeared on earth to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, what did He tell Abraham? “Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know." (Genesis 18: 20-21). How could the people of Sodom and Gomorrah be called sinners by God Almighty when there were no laws at that time? How could there be an outcry against a land which neither lived by codes of conducts nor the laws of God? Who were those crying against the people of Sodom and Gomorrah during this pre-Decalogue Era? This is where the Holy Spirit fills the vacuum of what was unwritten in the Bible because of space. Today, the sin that readily comes to mind when the Twin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are mentioned is homosexuality, which is true. But make no mistake about it, from secular history; the Twin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have been identified as two of the greatest cities of commerce and modernity of the ancient world. Commerce was booming, everyone was enjoying and it was because of this wealth that made Lot to be reluctant to leave the Twin Cities, because he and his wife had large investments. As a matter of fact, Mrs. Lot was so agitated that she was compelled to look back rather than being saved and Lot's future sons-in-law laughed him to scorn when he told them God was about to destroy the Twin Cities. Many years later, Prophet Hezekiah told us how life in Sodom and Gomorrah was really like: "'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom; she and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy,” (Ezekiel 16: 49). We also know that debauchery and prostitution, degradation of the environment and carelessness in taking care of Nature were parts of the sins of the Twin Cities (Deuteronomy 32: 32). So back to our question; who were those crying against Sodom and Gomorrah referred to by God Almighty which necessitated judgment? Satan and his demons because they knew what Nature was supposed to be used for and communities and societies that misused them for their original purposes as God Almighty intended will be brought to the Divine Court of Justice. Satan says something like this: “Look at so and so nation, country, community or society, they are worshipping the sun, moon and the river, didn't you say human beings should not do all these, so you must judge them.” Apostle Paul told us years later that “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Romans 8: 22) and the reason why Creation-Nature- is groaning is the misuse we human beings have turned creation and nature into from their original purposes as God Almighty intended.
Make no mistake about it, nations and countries too are going to be judged corporately just as individuals would be judged on the Great Day. The Great Judge disclosed this plainly during his 33-year visitation to us here on earth. “But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the Day of Judgment than for you,” (Mathew 11: 24) Jesus Christ denounced Capernaum and pronounced woes unto Corazin, Bethsaida and other cities where He had preached, performed miracles and yet the inhabitants did not repent. Why would He say Sodom and Gomorrah would receive fair shake, and Tyre and Sidon would be treated fairly than those Jewish cities on the Day of Judgment? Simple; cities and nations would be judged too as individuals would be judged. How did we treat the animals in those nations, cities and communities we live? Yes, God Almighty permitted us to eat them but do we sacrifice them too to Satan and his demons? In my forthcoming book; “The Kingdom of Satan Exposed: Activities of Principalities and Demon Worship In Our World Today and Inside The World of Witchcraft, Voodoo, Warlocks and Spiritual Warfare” I explained, through the power of the Holy Spirit why Satan and his demons normally ask human beings to sacrifice blood of either animals, or even human beings to them. Have you ever asked, why witches, wizards, warlocks and voodoo people who are evidently satanic agents ask their clients to buy chickens, rams, cows, goats and all the rest for sacrifices when you visit them? It's for a purpose. That was why our Lord Jesus Christ told the Israelites: “Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar, “(Mathew 23: 34-35). But not only would the innocent blood of human beings shed by communities, nations and societies be accounted for by such corporate organizations, but the blood of bulls and animals too shed by human beings short of eating them would also be accounted for, because as God Almighty told Prophet Isaiah to tell the Israelites in Isaiah 66: 1-3:
“This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?" declares the LORD. "This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word. “But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a man, and whoever offers a lamb, like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig's blood, and whoever burns memorial incense, like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in their abominations.”
There you have it! Do you know of any human festival, or tradition in the world today that do not accompany such celebrations with food, meat offerings and drink offerings under the guise of entertainment? When natural calamities occur in such climes, who do the people blame? God Almighty of course! But that is just a tip of the iceberg, for the present judgment they receive as a result of their disobedience to God through Satan's right accusations cannot be compared with the Great Judgment coming up at the Great Day before the Great Judge, who is Jesus Christ Our Lord! I pray your spiritual eyes will be opened for you dear reader to understand what the Holy Spirit is teaching us in this column.
Next Week: We will proceed to other areas of the Third Heaven in addition to the Throne and Court of Divine Justice shown by the Holy Spirit. How do the houses and mansions in heaven look like? Why are some houses bigger than the others? More on these houses next week and you won't want to miss any of these series. We're not making up anything here but telling you what the Holy Spirit has shown us.
This is huge! Something of global importance, an earth-shattering event and a cosmic occurrence is in the offing in the world. I don't know what it is but the Holy Bible has predicted it and we shall all see it with our very eyes soon. This event is part of end-time prophecy and it's about to take place very, very soon in the next 12 to 24 months. I don't know what it is; I repeat again, I wasn't shown what it is but again, it's HUGE. The whole world will be shocked; from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun; from the East to the West; from the South to the North, the planet earth is about to witness a catastrophic event. The Divine Hand of God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the universe, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is about to intervene in the affairs of humanity. The world media, the commentariat, the scientists, the astrologers, the men and women of earthly wisdom and their ilk will be talking their heads out but will not be able to explain but those who know the True God will be unshaken and unperturbed. What is it? I wasn't shown but was only told (Luke 21:11 & 25).
ISSUES OF THE WEEK:
Pastor's Femi Aribisala's Exegeses on Tithes in the Vanguard Newspapers of Nigeria
I have read what Pastor Femi Aribisala wrote in his Sunday Vanguard column of May 05, 2013 in Nigeria about tithes and I was a little taken aback by his Biblical analysis. He said tithing should be confined to crops and money is not what the Lord meant when He commanded in Malachi 3: 8. I read most of his column articles regularly and there are some I agree with and some I disagree with but fundamentally the aim of the Christian writer, either commenting on doctrinal issues or secular affairs, the rule of thumb is that all exegeses must be Biblically-sound. I know that Christian writers have different grace as given to us by the Holy Spirit and the Spirit works in unity to build up the body of Christ and not to pull down. Those of us who write about matters of eternity MUST be very, very careful to tear apart the Words of God as directed by the Holy Spirit because every letter and word we write while here will either mar or make the Christian journey of fellow believers. Their Christian pilgrimages here on earth will either be easy, or difficult by the writings, sermons and lifestyles of Christian leaders and this is why we writers must be extremely careful what we wrote. In that wise, we are not gathering for the Lord but are indeed scattering and we stand at the Judgment Seat of our Lord Jesus Christ to account for such deeds.
I emphatically depart fundamentally from Pastor Aribisala on his take on Tithing in Christendom. First, I am not pastoring a church anywhere and as I have said numerous times, I am not looking forward to pastor a church either now or in the future, because the Lord God Almighty who called me through His Spirit hasn't called me to pastor a church. As far back as 1998, I was approached by a lady who wanted to bankroll a church congregation for me to be the pastor in Nigeria but I rejected the offer. I know my calling so my take here is not self-seeking or self-serving but based on the revealed Word of God. I worship in a church here in Chicago and because of the spiritual anointing of God on me through revelation knowledge; I give offerings when I want to and I DO NOT PAY TITHE. My wife pays her tithes in fits and starts based on her knowledge too and once in a while, we skirmish over what constitutes a 10th, your monthly salary or your annual income, which eventually boils down to the same thing.
Pastor Aribisala was off the mark when he said, Papa Abram only tithe his spoils of war. The Abrahamic Covenant had not taken effect when Abram offered a tenth of his spoils to Melchizedek, the king of Salem who was a prototype of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As a matter of cat, there was no Divine Law instituted until the fullness of time when God finished preparing a nation of priests to show the Canaanites how God intended human beings to live and worship Him(Exodus 19: 6). That was why God chose the Nation of Israel, period. Ever before Malachi 3: 8 that pastors quote with relish to collect tithes from parishioners, God told the Israelites that they must convert their cash crops, animals and other harvest into money and pay tenth of all to the Levites. Abram wasn't commanded to pay tithes and so what he did was volitional. Neither were Isaac and Jacob but they may have followed the footsteps of Papa Abraham. “…then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the LORD your God will choose (Deuteronomy 14: 25). Silver simply means what it is; silver, another word for money, period! This is straight forward.
In pre-Decalogue Era when the Divine Laws were not instituted, tithing was not a command just as marrying your half-sister as Abraham did to Sarah, or marrying two sisters as Jacob did to Rachel and Leah. Those sexual liaisons were later forbidden by God (Leviticus 18: 1-30). The idea of offering tenth of produce to God Almighty is initially for guilt sin offering to let the Israelites know that sin is bad business,(Exodus 29: 40) but tithe is different from tithe offering. Tithe is meant to be paid for the upkeep of those who work full-time on the Lord's vineyard, because as Apostle Paul said in 1Corinthians 9: 14 “In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.” You may not like that verse, but that is how God Almighty has set up the system. But are there people who would exploit the system to line their pockets, defraud worshippers and lie they are called to become pastors when they are not truly called? You bet. In these end times, and especially in Nigeria, these religious racketeers are on the prowl and are increasing. But does that mean we must confuse the principle with the practice? Certainly not! Will these religious swindlers who Apostle Paul placed a curse on be severely punished by God Almighty? Absolutely! “Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things,” (Philippians 3: 19). In Malachi 8, Pastor Aribisala should read the preceding seven verses and the finishing eight verses for what is called; “Contextual Organic interpretation” of the Bible. A rule of Biblical interpretation is that, how was a certain word first used and what was the meaning? Two words: tithes and offerings are different in that Malachi 8 which God said constituted robbing, or literally stealing from God. In the Decalogue, God commanded: “You shall not steal (Exodus 20: 15). That commandment is not about human relationship as erroneously believed by some people when they say; “Oh God has no property for anyone to steal, but He only gave that law so that we would not steal properties among ourselves.” That is not correct. God's law about business transactions, human relationships on commerce, stealing and properties are separately listed in Exodus 21 and Leviticus 6, 25 and 27. There are three spiritual properties that the Bible listed as spiritual thefts that believers must not engage in namely: seeking to know the future because the future belongs to God (Isaiah 41: 1-29). So when anyone goes about seeking his/her future from psychics, spiritists, warlocks, mediums, witches, wizards etc. (Leviticus 19: 31), you're stealing from God. Another spiritual property of God that some people steal is what Apostle Paul put this way in Romans 2: 22b “… You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?”
The temple that Apostle Paul was referring to here is neither a synagogue nor a church building but the physical body of a Christian. Haven't we been told by the Lord that the temple of the Lord God Almighty is our physical body? What do you do in a temple? You worship so Jesus told the Jewish rabbis, destroy this temple (His physical body) and I will raise it up on the third day (His Resurrection (John 2: 21) so the highest demonstration of righteousness and worship any Christian can offer the Lord is allow the Holy Spirit to inhabit your physical body so that God and you can have a relationship and thus your physical body become His Holy Temple. That was why Jesus said the kingdom of God does not come by observation but is in you. When you as a Christian don't allow the Holy Spirit to take residence in your physical body, Apostle Paul was saying in that Romans 2: 22b that either way, a spirit will inhabit your body because Satan and his demons also want to take residence in the human body. There is no middle ground or splendid isolation in this matter. At every point in a human being's lifetime, your physical body can never be fallow; either demons or the Holy Spirit inhabit the human physical body period. When this happens, you become an idol worshipper and rob God-that is dispossessing God- what rightly belongs to Him, which is stealing. Do you get it now?
Finally, the third properties you steal from God according to Him are in the twin duties of tithes and offerings. He said as much: "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' "In tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3: 8). So what do offerings mean? Back to verse 5 in that Malachi 3, God listed those offerings as “So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty.” The first time the word: “offerings” was used in the Bible; it refers collectively to “the animals that Noah sacrificed to the Lord in post-Deluge Era (Genesis 8: 20). The subsequent uses of the word referred to personal properties, animals, crops and harvest either as burnt or fellowship offerings (Exodus 10: 25; 20: 24 etc.). In building the Ark of the Lord, willful offerings referred to gold, silver etc. and today, nothing is equivalent to gold but money which is the world's medium of exchange. Consequently, it's Biblical for Christians to pay tithes and offering to the Lord. These are the principles.
Now to the practice, simply because a principle is not followed doesn't invalid the sacrosanct of such principle. Simply because there are religious racketeers and Christian charlatans using the Word of God to feather their nests by deceiving the unwary and the ignorant doesn't mean there are no true prophets of God as well. It has always been so since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden until the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that was why He declared: “Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy." "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done, (Revelation 22: 12 & 13). Now in our present dispensation when money is the medium of exchange, a Christian is supposed to tithe and give offerings in his/her resident church. The pastor of that church, who is genuinely called by God and is a full-time pastor will collect the tithes and again set aside tenth percent of that tithe (Numbers 18: 26) to take care of widows who are 60 years and above ( I Timothy 5: 3-16). These widows who are 60-plus are supposed to satisfy certain conditions listed by Apostle Paul and then taken care of by the church, while the whole church meets and fixes the salary of all full-time pastors, elders and their needs (I Timothy 5: 17 & 18). The remaining money from the tithes and offerings are supposed to support evangelistic works and missionary activities around the world and other activities jointly agreed to by the elders of a church after praying and asking for direction from the Holy Spirit (not by voting) (Acts 24: 7; I Corinthians 16: 1-14). Now those pastors, general overseers, deacons and elders of any church who divert the tithes and tithe offerings to other uses and buy private jets with the foods of God's house have a date with God Almighty. We should not abrogate the principles of tithes and tithe offerings. No matter how filled or full of the Holy Spirit a man or woman of God is, you can't argue over these matters. THE HOLY SPIRIT TOLD ME PLAINLY THAT TITHES AND TITHES OFFERING SHOULD BE PAID AND I KNOW WHEN HE SPEAKS. Sir, please pray again to the Holy Spirit and ask Him for more revelation.
Our Lord Jesus Christ commended paying tithes and giving offerings in the forms of money during worship services (Mark 12: 41). I think Pastor Aribisala should write an addendum to his last article on this topic and put populism aside by cleverly re-explaining what he meant in the light of the revealed Word of God so that those of little faith will not digest his words hook, line and sinker. The Lord God Almighty will continue to increase you in revelation knowledge and your services for Him in His vineyard will continue to increase in the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Iron sharpens iron and so we shall pool resources together to confront our common enemy; Satan in Jesus Name. I love you my dear worker in His Vineyard. May God Almighty continue to use you for the edification of the Body of Christ in Jesus Name.
FROM MY MAIL BAG THIS WEEK:
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Thank you brother Christopher, I hope you too are saved? Remain blessed in Jesus Mighty Name
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What a nice compliments? Mr. Adepoju thanks for those kinds words; I pray also that you too will be a blessing to our world. I honestly believe each and every one of us put on this planet by our Creator has a purpose to fulfill and my prayer for you too is that you will be a part of the purpose of fulfilling God's purpose on the earth. Once again, thanks for your love.
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