DO WE NEED JESUS TO TURN GOD’S WRATH?

DO WE NEED JESUS TO TURN GOD’S WRATH?

The wrath of God is against sin, but not man. So Christ came to turn it away so God could get closer to us again. (Romans 1:18)
For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God’s anger or wrath is not against man but sin and its destructive force. His interventions through the course of history in the affairs of the human race, like the flood or Sodom and Gomorrah fires, were to deal with sin that was destroying creation.
Sin didn’t separate us from God. It was I believe, the obsolete old covenant (the law) which separated us from God when it was introduced so many years later. We only fell short of His glory (Romans 3:23, the spiritual connection) by sin, but not His presence. Not necessarily that He was angry with us, but that His Holy nature couldn’t allow us into fellowship with Him (the spiritual realm of true worship, the standard) as He wished to: like He was doing with Adam and Eve in the garden at the beginning, free fellowship.
The presence of God has always been with humankind even after his fall. That is seen clearly in His continued communication with humankind as seen in Genesis 4:6-9-15. God is constantly present with us and sees all things.
God has set laws in place and He is just. So if Lucifer was driven from His fellowship (the spiritual realm of true worship, the standard) because he sinned, God would have been unfair to keep us in that place when we sinned (the human race, having Adam as the father).
A holy God then needed someone who could meet that standard of fellowship to redeem His lost image. He understood that standard and knew how to bring us there. That is why He introduced the sacrifices of lambs, indicating it will take blood to reconnect us to Him: and what ultimate blood than His only dear and unblemished son (a provision He made to take care of the sin of disobedience). Blood signifies life (Leviticus 17:11) and in most cultures, throughout the world it has been used to atone for sin for people and individuals before their gods. But God provided the ultimate sacrifice.
In the following verses is shown why Christ came.
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 KJV
“The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” — 1Jn 3:8 AMP.
“For this reason He is the Mediator and Negotiator of a new covenant [that is, an entirely new agreement uniting God and man], so that those who have been called [by God] may receive [the fulfillment of] the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has taken place [as the payment] which redeems them from the sins committed under the obsolete first covenant.” — Heb 9:15
So it is clear here that, the devil had taken advantage of sin to oppress humankind and so Jesus came to destroy his works through His death and resurrection. After that, Jesus mediates and negotiates a new agreement uniting God and man; that spiritual realm of true worship, the standard, by placing the blood on the altar and turning away the wrath of God forever, for His blood doesn’t speak vengeance but mercy;
“…and to Jesus, the Mediator of a new covenant [uniting God and man], and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance].” HEBREWS 12:24 AMP
When Jesus died, he took sin down with Him, but alive He brings God down to us.
Does Jesus seem to be kinder than God?:
‘SEEM’? Yes. That is how religion has made it look like.
But if my intro is right, then we realize the two complement each other in fulfilling what was set from the foundations of the earth. The wrath of God is against sin, but not man. So Christ came to turn it away so He could get closer to us again.
So yes, we need Jesus to turn away God’s wrath for He is the only one who meets the standard God required. But has He done that already? Yes, He did that a long time ago. Now in this present age, we don’t need Him again to do that, for the death He died, was once and for all.
So Now What?
What is required of us now, is to accept what Jesus did for all humankind.
“For the  death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the  life that He lives, He lives to God.” Romans 6:10 NKJV
Note here that, He has died for all, therefore we can conclude all have been saved, for God’s wrath was turned from all humankind.
So what is required of every people living everywhere is to only believe in what Christ has done and to stop trying to pacify God again and again, by offering sacrifices and trying to live good lives by themselves. We need to settle down in complete dependence on Him who knows what’s best for us.
“God, the Master, The Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me — The very thing you’ve been unwilling to do…” Isaiah 30:15,-17‭ MSG
God loves us just as we are and yearns to fellowship with us. He is more interested in having a relationship with you and not about you going to ‘hell’ or ‘heaven’. Sin has the power to destroy us and God wants you to get out of its shackles.
Deep down every human is the will to do good because we carry the very nature of God. God knows we can’t do good on our own unless he helps us. He doesn’t want you to stop doing the wrong things you don’t enjoy doing before you come looking for Him. He wants you to come, so together you will fight what plagues you (Isaiah 1:18). He has the strength to help you get out of it.
His son overcame that very demon that frustrates you and He can give you that strength to deal with it, once you align with Him. You just have to admit you can’t and allow Him to take over.
If you are trying to open a door and you are not able to, the stronger person next to you can’t help you until you relinquish the door handle and let him do it for you. As long as you keep holding on to it, the strong guy next to you can only sympathize with you.
Empathy works with God when you relinquish control to Him, trusting in what His son did and say; “I accept what Your son did take control of me now.”
The efforts you make (self-righteousness), to please a deity as a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or Atheist, etc., through sacrifices of food, daily prayers, offerings or meditations just to please the deity you know, is all summed up in what Jesus did on the cross.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. MATTHEW 11:28 AMP
You don’t need to go through such rigorous activities no more. Just accept what he did and you will be free from religion and its shackles. I am a testimony of how free one can be after relinquishing “Christian Religion” with its rituals and traditions.
Only Believe: for truly, God is not angry with you. JOHN 1:12 AMP
NB: This is not a call for anyone to be a ‘Christian’ for God is no ‘Christian’, neither Jesus the Christ. Only know that God loves you and wants you to have fellowship with Him, His way and not through your efforts. The only effort here is, “BELIEVE” in the provision He made: Jesus’ Sacrifice! Yeah, that simple.
LIGHT PENETRATES

LIGHT PENETRATES

7th September, 2017, I received a revelation on how Light is able to have its way with time.
I had put some sheets (old newspapers) to help blind the light from the corridor on my floor, from penetrating my room so I could sleep at night. But after listening to Andrew Womack this dawn on the message I am on for the month, “You’ve Already got it in you,” and was about to pray into sleep, I realized the light is throwing back inside, though lightly than before.  It was totally dark when I first put the sheets, over only a week ago.
The Spirit ministered to me, how powerful light is.
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:5 KJV
As one spends more time with the light, being constantly aware of His presence and communing with Him in His word, i.e: listening to true teachings that bring revelations and being focused on Him, every darkness (any form of the old man), is cast away and one begins to reflect the light of His glory which is already in our born again spirit. And so is anyone who has received enlightenment in other ways.
Also, as one looks constantly in the word, which is light (John 1:1-5), the person tends to reflect that light and he or she shines brighter. It was same of Moses of a passing glory, but we have that which remains: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV (ref. Vrs. 13-17).
In the same way, generally in life,  one gets more and more enlightened as he spends more time seeking knowledge: one is illuminated.
Furthermore, those who have had an encounter with the Christ, have become the light of this world; (“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 KJV, “And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness.” Romans 2:19 KJV), and the same for those who have found enlightenment in other ways. So they should know that the more time we spend with others who are in ‘darkness’ (those who haven’t received our revelation), we rob on them our light and in time the darkness in them has to flee and give way to light,“ for darkness cannot comprehend light.
But our time with such should be spent wisely, knowing that we are; “…a guide to the blind, a light of them which are in darkness.” It sometimes takes time. But with patient endurance, we shall succeed. I have a first-hand experience of a brother who has succeeded in this area, after 2 years of endeavor: “for we are not of those who draw back and perish…” (Hebrews 10:39).
Sometimes we are too quick to judge and stop because we are not seeing the change in the way we want. It is said that; “the wound is the place the light enters you.” So know that the light once it begins to expose things, may not receive a palatable response. But you need to be patiently persistent.
With time, I realize the best way to minister to others of other faith or belief different from ours, that what we have is the best option, is not by trying to push ours on them but to live out what we profess. If it’s about the man Jesus Christ, not condemning but accepting all, just as He did to all that came to Him. Just as the master did not force anyone to accept Him, but only showed love and demonstrated power, so should anyone who claims to follow Him.
At the end of it all, people will always choose to believe what they want. For Christians, we must realize the faith with which we believed, is that of Christ and we couldn’t have, without it. The knowledge of this will help us be thankful and be patient with others as God is.
In conclusion, let us, who’s spirit man has been born again through Christ, be conscious of His presence and commune with Him every minute of our time and keep our focus in His word, hearing and hearing to build our faith so that we will reflect that which He has already accomplished in us, manifesting it for the total salvation of creation. And those who have found enlightenment in other ways, should keep getting deeper and reflect the true beauty of what they believe and make the world a better place.
Be aware that, the effort you take to worry, is the same you use to meditate on His word or the truth in your faith. There is nothing so strange and religious about communing constantly with God. You can do that while eating, bathing, chatting with friends, undertaking your favorite activity and even when sleeping; yes, because it’s your body that sleeps, not your spirit.

THE LIGHT PENETRATES

DISCLAIMER:
I write these things not as an authority but by revelation. Revelation I believe is progressive, but as I receive based on certain experiences at a point in time of my journey with my Love and Lord, I write and I hope it becomes a blessing to someone. Maybe someday, I may gain a deeper understanding and add to it or have better knowledge than this. However, what I write now, has been real in my life and very consistent with His written word as I have understood it.
FINALLY! THE LITMUS TEST

FINALLY! THE LITMUS TEST

TAKE NOTE:
TAKE A LITMUS TEST AGAINST THE PROBLEM YOU FACE
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
What is it the problem you face? Is it financial, delayed marriage, facing foreclosure, marital or domestic issues, way ward children, job search, upgrade of education, etc.? Can you put it through this litmus test first before you go breaking down and cry?
1. Is it bigger than something God has taken care of in your life in the past?
2. Is it bigger than what you know God has done in the past in someone’s life or even in     history?
3. Is it a light affliction like that of Paul in the new testament of the Christian Bible or a heavy affliction? (2 Corinthians 4:17‭, 11:25-29)
4. Is it bigger than God your Creator and the Creator of the universe?
If your issue can pass this litmus test, then you can go on ahead, break down and cry, for there is no hope for you. Take a little time to read Paul’s light afflictions and you may likewise read that of any successful person you know:
“Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;  In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?” 2 Corinthians 11:25‭-‬29 KJV
So tell me. Can your situation pass the test? If your situation can’t pass the test, then brace yourself my dear one and laugh your heart out till your ribs hurt, and relax.
There is nothing happening to you now, that hasn’t happened to someone before, for there is nothing new under the sun. The problem we face today, is experienced all around the world: it’s the same everywhere you go: What will I eat tomorrow? Will I be able to survive till tomorrow? I lost my job. I have completed school for 2 years now and still haven’t found job. The landlord is demanding the rent. I am facing a foreclosure in 2 days. My wife is unbearable. My husband is cheating on me.  I have terminal disease and I don’t know what to do. The list continues.
Of course, not everyone was able to overcome their situations. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a way out: for whatever that happens, is something common to man and there is always a way of escape. And if you will be sober enough, you will find it. Learn to guard your heart: and I mean your thoughts. Try to meditate on what makes you feel good and not that which makes you worry and fret. A positive mind is good for the body and has the ability to bring solutions to some issues. But a sure thing is to meditate on the written word of God in the bible, by searching out what particular scripture that best addresses your situation and meditate on it constantly and trust that God’s word is true and does not fail.
To follow the example of those who overcame their difficult times and made it, will be a good thing. These were forward looking people who for the joy set before them, made light their troubles, knowing it could not compare with the benefits ahead. All the great stories you may have read of others could be yours as well. If you can just hold on for a while with hope and keep fighting ahead, in time yours will be an example for others. By all means don’t give up, for that is one thing their examples teach us.
Sometimes, it may mean changing the way you do things. One can’t be doing the same thing over and over and expect different results. On the other hand, these seeming difficult situations, are sometimes actually molehills that have been turned into mountains by our own imaginations. But if we are willing to be sober and take a critical look, we find that they were only like roaring lions, but not lions: shadows of our own imaginations.
By all means, do something about your situation to make it better. But know that your situation is common among men and there’s always a way of escape and if only you will be sober enough, and not be hysterical about it, you will find a solution.
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Remember the darkest night is closest to the dawn. Wait a minute! Dawn is here. Can you see it?
#K@Kakraba
SOME ONE NEEDS YOU TODAY

SOME ONE NEEDS YOU TODAY

TAKE NOTE:
Be There
Be there for someone by a phone call. Be there by a helping hand. Be there with an encouraging word. Be there on social media to say hello or encourage others. Be there.
*And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).*

Whatever the need, irrespective of the circumstances, He wants you to be self-sufficient, so much so that you require no aid or support. The reason for being self-sufficient in all things is for you to abound in good works. That immediately brings something to mind: you really don’t live for yourself, but for other people.

A wise man, Rev. B.K Arthur Snr. once told me a story about life. He said there are 3 major events in a man’s (human beings) life; when he is born, when he marries and when he dies. Of all these, it’s only one the man sees. And like all the other major events, it’s others that suffer in the process most. So if your life doesn’t become of benefit to someone or society, you are of all men most useless.
God will make happen for you what you make happen for others. If you bless people, you’ll always be lifted. This is because your promotion is in promoting others. You’re a greater success as you help others to succeed.
There are many people in distress for example, whose healing will be perfected and their needs met, if only they’d, for a moment, look away from their own pains and needs and be there for others.
So go! Be there for someone today, for that is the beauty of life. Let someone smile today. Keep giving, and keep helping those around you to stand strong. When you get a bit concerned about helping others, God will take care of your own desires.
And the world will be a better place.
#K@KAKRABA
FAITH AND REALITY

FAITH AND REALITY

TAKE NOTE:
The WORD of God does not come to the strong to tell them they are strong. But rather to the week to tell them they are strong.
The WORD of God does not come to the rich to tell them they are rich. But rather to the poor, to tell them they are rich.
The word of God through revelation, tells you of who you are and are not aware of, and that must be accepted by faith. That revelation will not come to tell you of what you are aware of.
Rely on the revelation of the word for that which you are not aware of, for it sees beyond.
K@Kakraba
WHAT DEFILETH A MAN.

WHAT DEFILETH A MAN.

TAKE NOTE: 3/06/17
WHAT DEFILES A MAN? It is not that which goes into a  man, that defiles him, but rather that which comes out of him. Matthew 15:11What is your situation right now? Refuse to speak it out to yourself or a friend; pain, tumor, cancer, distress, a sense of poverty, disappointment, etc. Don’t let it out and be defiled.There’s power in the spoken word. That is why they who love the two things the tongue gives, will enjoy it’s fruits. Choose to love the other ‘twin’,  which is LIFE and enjoy it’s fruits of prosperity and long life. Prov. 18:21

Many have died, not because the doctor told them they have a disease, but because they accepted it and spoke it out! Aids is one typical example of such who were so healthy until someone told them they had the disease.

Let that which come out of you be that which will ‘defile’ you righteously unto increase (Isa. 26:3 / 30:15, Jn. 14:27), rather than defile you unto decay.
I speak of things I have experienced.

K@KAKRABA ®