Monday, February 26, 2018

The Law: Sabbath | Tithe | First Fruits | Use of Jewelries | etc

Galatians 5:18, “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.”
Giving money is of God. But making it A LAW is of the devil. This is what we must understand... When you create or accept a religious law and insist that you must adhere to it very strictly, you work against THE SPIRIT OF THE FATHER. Strict adherence to religious laws makes it difficult for you to, "Walk in the Spirit". Such laws seek to put you in a box BUT no one can put the Spirit in a box. God DOES NOT do things a particular way all the time. This is the beauty of "spiritual liberty". Such laws enslave people and force them to look "outward" for direction instead of looking "inwards" - inwards to the indwelling SPIRIT FRAGMENT OF THE FATHER for divine leading.
To eternally secure your salvation and to experience great spiritual growth, you MUST NOT bring yourself under such laws: laws that say you must not use jewelries; you must Tithe; you must observe a Sabbath day; you must be circumcised; you must give your entire January salary to your Church (a corrupted version of First Fruits), etc, etc. Now for example, if you wish to give 10% of your income, fine. But allow for flexibility as to who, where and how you give it. LET THE SPIRIT LEAD. Also, NEVER MAKE IT A LAW!
Now how can you tell you are under the bondage of a law? Here are some tips:
- You place yourself very strictly and rigidly under a religious rule or regulation.
- You believe that something bad will happen to you if you do not follow it strictly.
- You live in FEAR that things will go wrong with you if you allow for flexibility.
The Law was a faulty and flawed document: Hebrews 7:18-19, “So the former commandment is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the Law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.”
The Law puts you in a slave-matrix of curses: Galatians 3:10-11, “All who rely on works of the Law are under a curse. For it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” And it is clear that no one is justified before God by the Law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.””
Please, note that a part of the real “motive of the Law” was for it to be impossible for you to do everything written therein. The Law tells you that you cannot do one and leave the others; that you must do all. (Galatians 5:3, “Again I testify to every man who gets himself circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole Law.”) At the same time, it was crafted in such a way that made it literally impossible to even do all. It guaranteed your bondage and curses (all kinds of unnecessary problems: mental, emotional, psychological, spiritual, physical, etc).
Strictly following a Law makes you to fall from grace and brings curses (all kinds of unnecessary problems) into your life: Galatians 5:4, “You who are trying to be justified by the Law have been severed from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.”
You are to walk in the Spirit; be led by the Father’s indwelling Spirit NOT by some cleverly crafted Law: Galatians 5:5-6, “But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. All that matters is faith, expressed through love.” Please note, “Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value” translates to mean DO NOT bring yourself under any religious law. All you need is faith and love. Simple.
Galatians 5:18, “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.”
Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.”
Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no Law.” 

No law: law of tithes, law of Sabbath, law of fashion, etc can stand against the fruit of the Spirit. Please, do you understand this?

Friday, February 9, 2018

Are You Under a Curse or a Blessing? #law #grace

You place yourself under a curse if you insist that in order to please or obey God, you MUST do a certain thing, a particular way ALL THE TIME; that you MUST rigidly follow a particular practice through just one method or one way, leaving no room for flexibility. This is a curse because it shuts out spirit. You cannot place the indwelling spirit of our Heavenly Father in a box. You cannot place a strict limit on God. Such a posture drives out divine influences and divine spiritual manifestations. 

When you understand these things, you will begin to appreciate why Jesus did not insist that it is a MUST for people to do this or do that: for example, that it is a MUST to be circumcised; a MUST to give tithes; a MUST to give your entire income of the first month (by the way, the law of Moses didn't even demand the entire income of the first month); a MUST not to wear earrings; a MUST for opposite sexes not to shake hands or exchange hugs, etc, etc. The New and Living Way established and promoted by Jesus Christ did not say, "It is a MUST". Instead it says, "Walk in love." Do all in love as you are led by the spirit from within. It teaches a life that communes with the Father intimately and follows the "divine leading" of the Heavenly Father.

This is a key reason why Paul rightly said in Galatians 5:4, "You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace." It is not possible to walk by FAITH and JUSTIFICATION if you put yourself under the yoke of, "a set pattern", which is what "the law" does. Also, you cannot implement one or two laws and leave out the others. You must implement ALL. Please, see Galatians 5:3, "And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law." And also, Galatians 3:10, "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”"

Frankly and sincerely, it is not possible to do ALL things written in the book of the law. From the get go, it was designed to put people in bondage. Even if you succeed in implementing all, you will end up in a very severe and terrible bondage. You will shut out the leading of God from your life. You will turn off the Still Small Voice within you. If you place yourself under the law, you cannot successfully walk by faith and great love.

In the New Covenant in Christ Jesus, we are admonished and encouraged to give money or material goods in accordance with what we have been blessed with and to do so cheerfully (lovingly). Let the indwelling spirit of the Father lead you. That’s it. However, do you wish to tithe? Then do it cheerfully and never make it "A LAW" in your life. Even with the tithe, let the spirit lead you as to when, how and to whom to disburse it. Do you wish to give first fruits? Again, the principle is the same. But if you make these things a law, you remove yourself from the blessings of grace; from the blessings of being led by the spirit; from the advantages of “doing things in different ways as opposed to strictly and rigidly following a set pattern”. You may unknowingly invite curses into your life, as explained above.

Be led by the spirit. You are under grace not the law. You are under the anointing of faith that works by love not religious laws. For example, the spirit of God the Father within you can say to you, “I know you are in the habit of taking a tithe to your local Church. However, this month, I want you to take that 10% and give it to your Aunt who is going through a financial crisis.” Bear in mind, in the kingdom of God, you are not chained down by a strictly rigid way of doing things! So, would you acknowledge that as God’s voice or would you rebuke it, “I rebuke the devil in Jesus’ name.” Deep speaks unto deep!

Please, understand that you are to live a life of liberty, obeying the law of the "Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus", the law of "Faith that works by love". (Please, see Galatians 5:6). This is the perfect law of liberty, the law of love (James 1:25-27). Be guided by the divine love not religious laws. Be led from within you!
The heavenly Father’s perfect law is in your mind, and it is written on your heart (Jeremiah 31:33). What you need to do is to “activate” a real, living and powerful personal relationship with Him. We need to come to a very high place of deep intimacy with the Father in order to understand and walk in the reality of these things. Amen. This is the all powerful domain of the realities of the New Creation “in Christ”. May God Almighty bless us! Hallelujah! Hosanna in the Highest!