The outward man which can also be called the ‘body’ is not limited to the ‘earthly body’ alone. There are bodies celestial and there are bodies terrestrial (1 Cor. 15:40). The celestial bodies are not futuristic. They already exist.
Celestial here does not mean the Celestial Church that is commonly known in Nigeria, celestial means heavenly. The intent of the celestial church in Nigeria was to pattern the church after the heavenly realm.Season of the Spirit First Sunday (Transcript). @nlwclife Click To Tweet
They however missed it because they derived the pattern without the orchestration of the Holy Ghost. This caused wrong spirits to hijack their good intention and present a wrong template for them. One thing we can understand from this is that when we see things that are negative in a particular area, there is a positive side that has not been trapped.
The church cannot come to her full potential until she joins forces with angels. Churches have partnered with fallen spirits a lot of times because they tried to summon angels by their will.
The partnership that occurs between the church and angels cannot occur by the will of man, rather, it is by the determinate will of God. Fallen angels disturb a lot of churches in the east and west because of cultural practices men have known for a long time.The church cannot come to her full potential until she joins forces with angels. @nlwclife Click To Tweet
These cultural practices involved the interaction with fallen spirits. So when men got born again, they imported this culture into the church and mixed it with Christian practices.
At the initial stage of the pentecostal move of christianity in Nigeria, the church did not know that healing could take place when the word was ministered. All they knew and could relate with were the practices that the Roman Catholic church brought, such as homily and benediction.
So after people went to church, they went back to their cultural fetish practices. Many people went to church, but they never got born again. It was so terrible, those fetish men could assault priests in the church with no fear of repercussion.
The church enjoyed different giftings, for instance the celestial church was blessed with the ability to sing in such a manner that they easily broke into spontaneous spiritual songs. In spite of all this, it was evident that the church did not understand the light of the new birth. The church yearned for God but there was no recreation of their spirits.
So people went to church, did a lot of church activities but were never born again. These same people who were not born again vied to enter the realm of the spirit. It is for this reason that most of their moves, healing and miracles alike were not pure.
A lot of churches that we have now had their founders as members of the Celestial Church, Christ Apostolic Church and Baptist. It is important that we do not mock our parents or mock the Celestial Church because they did not have sufficient light. God will still visit those places with light.
The desire of Satan is to kill churches and he does this by gradually diminishing the light that has been given to the church. If the light is not successfully transferred from generation to generation, people will do religion but not have life. Satan likes to wait for the light to wane before introducing things that can kill the generation and weaken hearts from following hard after the Lord. We need the light of the scripture at every point in time so that we do not go into error.
In these end times, God will humble every nation that does not acknowledge Him as God. Every wrong posture of pride would be dealt with. Many nations have come to the state where they no longer acknowledge God because they hindered the move of God in their times.
A time is coming on the face of the earth where everyone will know that there is God, the choice will now be left for men to choose whom they will serve, either God or the beast.In these end times, God will humble every nation that does not acknowledge Him as God. @nlwclife Click To Tweet
Some people get agitated at the mention of the ministry of angels because they do not understand it. It is also easier for men to believe that demons constantly surround them than for them to believe and accept the ministry and presence of angels. However, the ministry of angels is key for us as God’s people and we need to be in proper alignment with these beings (angels) who worship God. Angels are servants of God. They are also emissaries sent to help us.
A person who is saved in the spirit must have been born again, filled with the Holy Ghost, and must go on to learn the order of the spiritual. The spiritual is guided by scriptures.
It is possible to have angelic encounters, as a matter of fact, they are meant to be regular parts of our services, but these encounters do not guide or chart courses in the realm of the spirit. In order to reap the fullness of the angelic, one must be properly aligned with the scriptures. If we go out of the scriptures, we can contact the wrong spirits.
In this season, we have been given the privilege to enjoy the visitation of two dimensions of angels. These angels are the archangel and the angel given for healing of the body. The archangel is the higher angel and is an angel of the outward body.A person who is saved in the spirit must have been born again, filled with the Holy Ghost, and must go on to learn the order of the spiritual. Click To Tweet
The significance of the outward man is in the name – body. It is called body because it is that which completes. Body also means wife. It is for this reason that the bible says men ought to love their wives like their own body. A wife is the body of a man. This means that she completes him, this also signifies that a wife is the outward man of the husband (Eph. 5:28). A man is not complete without his body.
Adam and Eve, though naked in the garden, were not ashamed because they completed each other. There was no room for shame because they were well fitted to each other from the inside out. Although they had no physical clothing, they did not consider themselves as inferior beings. This is because what filled them were not things, but themselves.
The man is supposed to be living in the woman and the woman in the man so that they can become one flesh. When a man and a woman become one flesh, they would not be ashamed. Any couple that is ashamed because they lack material things has not yet been covered.
True love brings fulfillment to both parties. The conjugal fusion in marriage can only occur between a man and a woman and not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. Fusion brings about joining; therefore, a man cannot fuse with another man, or a woman with a woman because they can never complete each other.
Marriage is not just the joining of bodies; it is deeper because it cuts through to the soul. When people are married and there is still shame, mirrors that marriage is still not complete because fusion has not taken place. Marriage was designed to serve the purpose of fulfilment. True marriage is a transmission of properties from the man to the woman and vice versa. It is however possible to be together as a couple without marriage taking place.The conjugal fusion in marriage can only occur between a man and a woman and not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. @nlwclife Click To Tweet
Marriage sometimes starts when couples get into a disagreement. This disagreement is meant to lead to fusion. Wedding is a joining and can be likened to welding. When welding iron, there is always a spark, sometimes small flames and the fusion of irons together (Genesis 2:24).
It is normal for a man and his wife to disagree and disagreement or arguments is not a sign that the marriage will not work, rather, it is a sign that welding is taking place and fusion is close. One of the keys to healing is in the instruction in Ephesians 5:24-25.
Unless an order is completed, a new order will not be enacted. In like manner, until we have completed the curriculum of everlasting life, we will not be granted eternal life. Man must demonstrate everlasting abilities to be granted eternal life. One place where this strength can be shown is in marriage because marriage is everlasting. Our Lord is coming back to marry his bride. Therefore, marriage must be lived to its apex as this will prepare us for the marriage of the Lord.
Satan constantly attacks marriages because he wants to prevent the Lord from coming back. Marriage was instituted in Eden but when man fell, the template for marriage was lost and it was lived outside of Eden. God wants marriage to be lived according to how it was instituted in Eden.
When men are able to live marriage like it was instituted in Eden, Jesus would then come and marry those who are well married. It is only those who have obeyed the commandments of marriage fully that would be able to be enjoined to Christ as His bride.It is only those who have obeyed the commandments of marriage fully that would be able to be enjoined to Christ as His bride. @nlwclife Click To Tweet
This does not mean that those who do not get married on earth will not be enjoined to Christ as His bride when He returns. Rather, those who do not get married would have gone through dealings that will form in them a stature similar to those who had been married. Therefore, no one will say they are incomplete or were not given the chance to live life fully according to what was ordained for them.
Satan has attached many things to marriage that men must possess to gain a sense of completeness in marriage. This is why people feel they must achieve certain things like, own a car, have a lot of money and so on to be complete in marriage. This however is not true. None of these things are needed for marriage. Having any of these things does not mean that you are complete in marriage. Materials things are only meant to complement and not rule us, they are things that are added.One place where this strength can be shown is in marriage because marriage is everlasting. Our Lord is coming back to marry his bride. @nlwclife Click To Tweet
Michael is the archangel. He has the crown or arch of everything other angels have. He is also an angel of the body in that he can administer healing to the body. These angels; the archangel and the healing angel, are not ordinary. They do more than repairing the body, they administer resurrection properties to the body. When these angels minister, they strengthen the body beyond natural capacity.
Some people who experienced angelic ministrations to their bodies include; Abraham, the children of Israel, also Elijah. Elijah was fed through angelic help (1 kings 19:5-8) and he journeyed without eating any other food for 40 days.
Everlasting life is the mystery of the Father which culminates to the beginning of the mystery of God. Angels of everlasting life are all angels of the resurrection of the dead and are also angels of the mystery of the Father. Every doctrine has its angel.
This means we have angels who serve and minister the mystery of Christ, the mystery of the Father and the mystery of God (Col 2:2). Christ is the custodian of the mystery of Life, the Father is the custodian of the mystery of Everlasting Life, and God is the custodian of the mystery of Eternal Life.
The bible is recorded in types and shadows. The book of Genesis is one book that is a shadow of things to come. The men in Genesis lived in the shadow of the everlasting covenant. They experienced the visitation of angels regularly. For example, Abraham had visitation of angels, Haggai his maid servant experienced the visitation of an angel who showed her the well of oath, Eleazer the bond servant of Abraham employed an angel in selecting a wife for Isaac.
If Genesis which is a shadow of things to come could record men having encounters and visitations with angels, then these further buttresses the fact that we are to experience the visitation of angels because we are standing upon better promises.
It is good to entertain strangers because we can entertain angels unawares (Heb. 13:2). It is good to entertain angels because they always give blessings in return. The archangel has properties for transition. It is for this reason that it was Michael the archangel that went to contend for the body of Moses.
He moved the body of Moses to heaven. The body of Moses was not just taken, it was contended for by disputing with words of scripture (Jude 1:9). The body is vital because it is what completes a man. The spirit and soul cannot minister to God satisfactorily. Ministering to the Lord is satisfactory and complete when it is done with a complete man; spirit, soul and body.It is good to entertain strangers because we can entertain angels unawares (Heb. 13:2). @nlwclife Click To Tweet
Satan tried to provoke Michael to sin, but Michael did not raise a railing accusation against him (Jude 1:9). For Michael to have escaped the snares of Satan, it means that he was extremely guarded with meekness. If there was an iota of pride in Michael, Satan would have flawed him. If Michael is meek, then it means he has elements of salvation because the Lord beautifies the meek with salvation (Ps. 149:4). We are expected to have more meekness than that which this angel possesses.
Meekness is the key to beauty and beauty is salvation. God gives beauty and collects ashes (Is. 61:3). Ash is a finished process, it is a sign that one has served God, and it is a sign of brokenness and meekness. Ash calls for salvation. Job was clothed in ashes when God came to beautify him. Ash is a place of meekness and lowliness. Dust is also a kind of ash because it is broken-down sand. Ash is a broken-down wood.Meekness is the key to beauty and beauty is salvation. God gives beauty and collects ashes (Is. 61:3). Click To Tweet
It took time for Satan to manifest in the human body. The first state of the human body was everlasting. The outward man was originally made to live forever. It took a fallen angel who understands the laws that operate the outward man to disintegrate the body. The outward man is sustained by a doctrine that is tied to the mystery of God.
The body was made in such a way that it reigned above everything on earth. Such that, as long as man could subdue his body, he could rule and inherit the earth. A saved man is an heir of all things; an heir inherits things. The man that will inherit the earth must therefore be meek because it is the meek that are beautified with salvation.
Sin reigned unchecked until the time of Moses. God raised a people in the generation of Moses with which he slowed down the process of death. This caused a generation to live, responding to God. It takes time to break down the body but one thing that fast-tracks the process of death in the body is sexual sin. Sexual sins are numerous.
In Sodom, the kind of sexual sin against the body that was practised was between people of the same sex; man, to man, woman, to woman, but in Gomorrah, the kind of sexual sin practised was bestiality. Men went after strange flesh, that is, after bodies that were not human. A body that practices bestiality is a body that is soulless. Such a body has disintegrated. When the body is twined to the sins of the outward man, such a soul begins to behave like a beast.It takes time to break down the body but one thing that fast-tracks the process of death in the body is sexual sin. Click To Tweet
The more essence of life a man has in the soul, the more dignity the outward man possesses. In the New Testament however, God raised our spirit with the intent of raising the soul and raising the body. When the spirit of Adam died, his soul was still alive. Cain was the first man to harm his soul. Cain killed his soul to slay the body of Adam. In the time of Cain, the estate of the soul was so high that a person could not commit murder. Cain journeyed to the regions of death where he could kill. By reason of his journey, he generated abilities to kill. The type of body Abel possessed was high, it could not just die like that. It means Cain must have done something severe to ensure the death of Abel.
It is possible that the angels after the order of Everlasting Life which were present in the days of Abraham and which were supposed to always be around were neglected. This is because men no longer kept the commandments that made it possible for these angels to interface with man.
It is very possible that they went back to heaven. The way death settles in the body is different from how it settles in the soul. Therefore, it is difficult to remove it from the body. As death travels from the spirit to the soul and then to the body, it metamorphosizes. It will take the ministry of everlasting angels to remove death from the body.
Angels minister to the body. The bodies of angels are not the same, they all vary in glory. The bodies of the cherubs are higher than the bodies of seraphs. Our sojourn on earth prepares us for the kind of body we will have in the world to come. We would not be given bodies that are higher than our conversations. This means those who have an earthly conversation will have earthly bodies and those who have heavenly conversations will have heavenly bodies. We must therefore inherit our bodies. Inheritance is bodily.
Death reduced the body from an everlasting nature to a body that can collapse in thirty years. Our bodies are weak and need to be built up. This building process is not a sudden change but a gradual process. It took the doctrine of a fallen angel to break the body down, it will take the doctrine of Christ, the Father and God to fully restore the body.
When Christ is learned and obeyed, and the soul has come into the estate of being Christ, the body comes into an estate of a living body. A living body, however, has limitations. Such a body is only reasonable for the next level of service. Living people are lively stones, they are spiritual houses, they are bodies of the temple of the Lord. it is living because the spirit of Christ is at work in that body (Rom 8:11), it will however not make the body new. It will take the eternal spirit to give a man the body suited for the new heaven
Christ administers resurrection from the dead to bodies, but there is still the resurrection of the dead that our bodies must experience. Adam when created possessed the body that was of the dead but when he sinned, he came short of the level of life he had in his body. Such that in dying, he died (Gen 2:17). He lived for a long time but could not stop the process of death that was already at work in his body by reason of the fall.Christ administers resurrection from the dead to bodies, but there is still the resurrection of the dead that our bodies must experience. Click To Tweet
Your body cannot live beyond what you know in the spirit. God designed the body to be preserved through knowledge. This knowledge is not ordinary knowledge but the knowledge of God. Knowing God is tied to our spirit, soul and body. You cannot know God haphazardly and expect your body to be everlasting. Jesus knew God so well that He had the power to both keep and put off His body (John 10:18).
It is not necessarily sickness that kills people. There must be an agreement in the soul to put off the body. Most times when people are sick, they give up the ghost because they give in to the speaking of evil spirits. Also, people who commit suicide do so because they give in to the speaking of spirits. It is impossible for the natural man to withstand the speaking of evil spirits. Also, it is impossible to get rid of what the Holy Spirit has spoken. Jesus had to agree to put off His body.
It took years to bring Jesus to a place of agreement to put off His body. As a matter of fact, it took the visitation of men who possessed everlasting powers on the mount of transfiguration to convince Jesus to put off His body. This is because Jesus has trapped so much life in His body that it could only take His agreement to put off His body.
There are things in the spirit that if we do, we would get rid of things Satan has written in our bodies. All nations need to be strengthened against the adversary. The presence of the adversary in the air weakens the nations but when he falls, nations will be strengthened. The first point of fall for the adversary would be in men, then the next would be from the air. Men are so weak that they no longer believe there is God. They try to prove the existence of God through science. Science is further proof of weakness. Faith is strength.
The resurrection of the dead is packaged in conversation. Conversation flows from the kind of knowledge and understanding of revelation one understands. Satan teaches the first and second death as conversation. Those who will partake of the second death will willfully choose satan over God. It takes a lot to change what is in the body. Anyone who obeys the Everlasting gospel will experience the visitation and ministration of angels.
Satan is a prince of second death. He is an heir of death. Just as we have so great salvation, he has so great death. No one will die the second death except, such a person conforms to the image of Satan in the same way the beast did. The beast by reason of fellowship and obedience to the doctrine of Satan, conformed to the image of Satan. So will anyone who follows the pattern of the beast.No one will die the second death except, such a person conforms to the image of Satan in the same way the beast did. Click To Tweet
Death is neither the property of God nor of man but a negative angel’s property. Resurrection means knowing God. it is not necessary that someone dies before the person is resurrected. A man can be raised even before he dies because resurrection also means raising. Trees signify resurrection. The tree of life in the garden of Eden was a tree that was meant to raise men into life whilst the tree of knowledge of good and evil was meant to raise man to death.
God had proposed that Adam would eat of the tree of life. This was meant to resurrect him or better still, administer the resurrection of the dead to him. He did not have to die to partake of the tree. It means that if he had partaken of the tree, there would have been no need for Jesus to become a man. It was the need for redemption that made Jesus come as a man.
Jesus is a beautiful specie of the Godhead; the Holy Ghost and the Father shields Him. The Old Testament saints do not know Jesus but we in the New Testament have been given the opportunity to know Him. Jesus was behind the idea of man from the eternal realm; He was fully interested in the project. God planned that man will live His life. Thus, when man failed, Jesus came to show him how to live that life.God had planned that man will live His life. Thus, when man failed, Jesus came to show him how to live that life. Click To Tweet
Angels are coming down to make sure that what God is giving is properly installed. They are joyful at the removal of Satan’s things. It took time to purge heaven from Satan’s inquiry. The earth has to be filled with the knowledge of God for it to be completely purged. Therefore, it will take the knowledge of resurrection of the dead to clean the earth from Satan’s things.
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