COUNSEL OF AHITHOPHEL SHALL NOT STAND

Peter  2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. They promise joy,  yet they inflict suffering. They promise happiness, yet they are source of agony and pain.

People look unto them as men of dignity,  yet they are men if dishonor. Little did they know,  God will bring vengeance on every man that lie, that deceive others,  that oppresses the poor. If you are in the same category, it is time for you to repent,  before the anger of the Lord cut up with you.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Just as God is a Spirit, man is also a spirit, and was made in the image and in the likeness of God. Thus, your body isn’t you; it’s your house, the home of your spirit. Your physical eyes can’t see by themselves; they’re windows through which your spirit sees the world around you.

Romans 12:1 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” If your body were the real you, how then would you be able to present it to God? Who would do the “presenting,” seeing that your body is what YOU are to present? This lets you know there’s more to you than your physical body; you’re a spirit being.

The real you is who Peter calls the “...hidden man of the heart” (1 Peter 3:4). He’s the same one the Apostle Paul calls the “inward man” (2 Corinthians 4:16). The inward man is the human spirit; the one who can’t be seen with the physical eyes. The “outward man” is the body with its five senses. The real “you” is the inward man, not the outward man. When you speak, it’s the inward man that talks through your mouth.

Too many are only concerned about what’s going on in their bodies, not giving the required attention to developing and educating their spirits. The man inside, your spirit, is the one that God deals with and relates to, not the physical body. The Lord relates with your spirit in leading and guiding you; He contacts you through your spirit. Walk in this consciousness, and live beyond physical circumstances.

Your spirit is where the life of God resides. When you received the Holy Spirit, He mingled with your spirit and became one with your spirit, in an inseparable union (1 Corinthians 6:17). Now you can better understand why your spirit is what really matters to God. It’s important to learn how to function from your spirit, and the way to do this is to keep your focus on the Word of God, and live from inside out, refusing to be moved by the dictates of your physical senses.

Colossians 3:3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Proverbs 20:27 NKJV
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the inner depths of his heart.

In this transient world, every one of us is looking for something, working towards something and reaching towards an end, and this is of course right; because this is what makes life meaningful/interesting. No one ever existed without aspiring to become or have something in life, but not all who aspires to get it gets it and not who try to become actually becomes.

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Heb.3:12.

The most vital and pressing reason why most people don’t achieve their dreams is their dangerous state of heart. The word of God said to be careful lest there be in any of us a heart of UNBELIEF. Unbelief does not two things but one- destruction. When we are talking about unbelief, it is a state that is assumed when things are no longer working according to our plans, when things are going contrary to what we intended; but in all these things, total faith is required to get to the end, and lay hold of the awaiting victory.

When we have a solid and operational belief in ourselves, mission, vision and dreams; it will surely come to pass. God promised his children a hope and a future, and he said, this particular hope that he promised them does not disappoint, it is just left to the people to do the work of believing in him. Many people think they can get all they wanted to in this world without God, But I can tell you, the end of all men without Christ is eternal death in Hell (take it or leave it, I need not conceal it this time). Jesus said, ‘what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and loose his soul.’ It is like the foolishness of a young lad who traded all his happiness in school just to be relevant among his friends, but a time of going home alone will come and he wont have anything else. Why? Because he hath traded it in school. The world is like a school, we will all return home alone, and if we had traded our life by living it our own way excluding God, it is a catastrophe.

When we have total belief in God and our faith is unshaken despite present circumstances, then God will show himself mighty on our behalf; as things will start to work in our favour, to our advantage, and there will be a glorious announcement of us into the limelight. Note, the last verse of our bible passage said, the people could not enter into the rest (Promised Land, a place of victory) because of unbelief. They could not achieve it because of their dangerous state of heart ‘Unbelief.’  But with the right state of mind, whatever is before you is achievable; have faith in God and he will bring it to pass-That’s the right state of mind.

Jesus alone is the way to God; no man comes to God except through Jesus. Jesus loves you and desires to fill you with faith that brings victory. ‘Here is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith (faith in Christ Jesus). Jesus loves you.

“He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭5:12-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Dearly beloved and friends, today more than ever before ,the body of Christ is confronted with such outrageous atrocities and affront.The devil is raging ferociously because his time is very short. "Why do the heathens rage and the people imagine a vain thing ?"Psalm 2:1.

National,household and domestic enemies can only bark but cannot bite;if we take a firm stand for the Lord and pray earnestly.(Jeremiah 1:8;Isaiah 41:10-16,2 Chronicles 7:14).

Complacency is a very dangerous step in the direction of destruction.There is a kind of fast growing lethargy and apathy on the parts of many Christians in this our generation. The church comprising of you and me will in those days speak boldly against any aggression,from any quarter but today many have become lame ducks.We must not allow the name of our Lord ,His people, our family and our faith to be trampled upon again.Stand against evil counsel.
Peter spoke against evil counsel(Acts 4:19-21).John the Baptist openly rebuked immorality of Herod (Matthew 14:3-6). Three Hebrew Children are not bowing down to any false god no matter the threat(Daniel 3:16-18).

What to do:
1.Be bold as the Lion because you are righteous.
2.Have nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reproof them sharply.
3.Make prophetic utterances against all the uprising of the wicked and all their agents.
4.God is the man of war,He fights while you praise Him.He will never lose a battle.
5.Utter prophetic mysteries to your situations.

Prayer Points
1.Father thank You that I am Your battle axe,please make me valiant in battle.
2.Arise oh Lord in Your wrath and fury,as a bulwark with thunder and lightning against every one rising against the church,our nation and against our family and against my destiny.
3.Father,do not withdraw Your hands until all enemies are vanquished, and we have peace.
4.Father,show Your anger in no small measure against those who are bent on frustrating our destiny,that of Your church ,and our family.
5.Father,please let me stand firmly on Jesus the Solid Rock as I praise You in battle.
6.Father,in every warfare make me more than a conqueror in Jesus victorious name Amen.
7. Lord I praise you for calvary that makes forgiveness of all sins possible.
8. Lord, give me the right heart and attitude to your Word that will always flee from presumptuous sins.
9. Lord, I am sorry for all the presumptuous sins of the past. I promised a total change. Cancel the punishments in mercy.
10. Lord, send the true fear and honour for God that keeps from presumptuous sins into the hearts of all your children in the Church.

Psalm 27:14 Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. Some times, what happens to us should not have happen,  if appropriate measures had been applied. Abraham and Sarah could not wait for the unfailing God, they helped themselves, and latter discovered it was not necessary. King Soul could not wait for God's direction from Samuel,  his kingdom was turn apart

Gehazi could not wait for the appropriate time to receive blessing,  the line of prophet was ended on Him, and also receive course that last through his entire  generation .It is better to wait for God's time, so that one does not discover at the end that one has foolishly lost all. It pays to wait for God in "all things "Don't be faster than God. I pray,  in the journey of life, you will not be wasted in Jesus name. “That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God” (Numbers 15:40).

God’s untiring efforts to let people know His Word and ways, and walk therein are for their benefit. For instance, had King Zedekiah heeded Jeremiah’s counsel, the destruction of Jerusalem would have been averted. His failure not only brought about the destruction of Jerusalem but his children were also killed before him; his two eyes were plucked out and he was carried bound with fetters to Babylon where he died.

God warns against presumptuous sin – a deliberate, defiant sin which is an affront to God’s authority over man, and therefore carries capital punishment or death. God commanded Moses to instruct the Israelites to make fringes in the boarders of their garments, as a reminder of their obligation to keep all His commandments. Similarly today, all believers are expected not to “live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:15).

Knowing the truth of God’s word and obeying them sets a man free – sinners are saved, and believers are preserved in true righteousness. Christians are no longer required to put fringes on the boarders of their garments. But the demand to remember and obey every word of God still subsists. A sustained and fruitful fellowship with God can only be guaranteed when His people continue in His Word – in total obedience and holy living. As we read, study and meditate on the word of God daily, He will give us strength  to obey it.
The same sins can earn different judgements. If a person sinned ignorantly without knowing it to be sin until later. It is still sin. There is an atonement for it vv27-29.If a person is in doubt whether an action is sinful or not and he chooses to go the wrong lane, he has sinned presumptuously. He will receive capital punishment as someone who deliberately sins. Doubtful actions are sinful vv30-31. In OT, presumptuous sins are as serious as deliberate sins. No atonement for them vv30-31. Thank God in the NT, we have the sin Bearer. Any presumptuous sinner who does not repent and come to Jesus will bear his sins and the implication is eternal death v31, Isaiah 53:11.

At this point in time, there was no clear law that sticks should not be gathered on the sabbath day except that no work  should be done Exodus 20:8-11. It was a doubtful or presumptuous action for the man gathering of sticks to "force" himself to do so. He should have made the choice of avoiding it totally in honour to God. He was nonchalant and he was given capital punishment. Why do you think God rates presumptuous sins as deliberate sins? Are there controversial conducts in the Christiandom as to whether they are right or wrong? Wisdom and the fear of God demand staying clear and staying safe completely.

In this transient world, every one of us is looking for something, working towards something and reaching towards an end, and this is of course right; because this is what makes life meaningful/interesting. No one ever existed without aspiring to become or have something in life, but not all who aspires to get it gets it and not who try to become actually becomes.

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Heb.3:12.

The most vital and pressing reason why most people don’t achieve their dreams is their dangerous state of heart. The word of God said to be careful lest there be in any of us a heart of UNBELIEF. Unbelief does not two things but one- destruction. When we are talking about unbelief, it is a state that is assumed when things are no longer working according to our plans, when things are going contrary to what we intended; but in all these things, total faith is required to get to the end, and lay hold of the awaiting victory.

When we have a solid and operational belief in ourselves, mission, vision and dreams; it will surely come to pass. God promised his children a hope and a future, and he said, this particular hope that he promised them does not disappoint, it is just left to the people to do the work of believing in him. Many people think they can get all they wanted to in this world without God, But I can tell you, the end of all men without Christ is eternal death in Hell (take it or leave it, I need not conceal it this time). Jesus said, ‘what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and loose his soul.’ It is like the foolishness of a young lad who traded all his happiness in school just to be relevant among his friends, but a time of going home alone will come and he wont have anything else. Why? Because he hath traded it in school. The world is like a school, we will all return home alone, and if we had traded our life by living it our own way excluding God, it is a catastrophe.

When we have total belief in God and our faith is unshaken despite present circumstances, then God will show himself mighty on our behalf; as things will start to work in our favour, to our advantage, and there will be a glorious announcement of us into the limelight. Note, the last verse of our bible passage said, the people could not enter into the rest (Promised Land, a place of victory) because of unbelief. They could not achieve it because of their dangerous state of heart ‘Unbelief.’  But with the right state of mind, whatever is before you is achievable; have faith in God and he will bring it to pass-That’s the right state of mind.

Jesus alone is the way to God; no man comes to God except through Jesus. Jesus loves you and desires to fill you with faith that brings victory. ‘Here is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith (faith in Christ Jesus).  Jesus loves you.

God has given us the victory and edge over sin and has given us life, but the responsiblity of keeping the life in us alive lies with us. we've got to choose whether we will look back after putting our hands to the plow or follow and do the biddings of the master. There is a state of danger that a child of God can subject himself to if he abides in sin. We are saved not because we are righteous, but we are saved to be righteous. "...But whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire." Matt.22

I know we live in the dispensation of grace, but grace as i will continue to say by the spirit of the living God, that grace is an enablement to do right not a license to do wrong. grace is placing you on a standard you never merit simply because someone already merited it on our behalf, but the only way to stand strong in it is to abide in the one who merited it for us, and the meritor will never lead us to do contrary to God's will; the seed remain in us.

Danger is not death in itself, but danger is a messenger of death that draws people to death. The best way to deal with danger is not to negotiate with it or compromise it, the only way in danger is to come out of it. danger is danger and it cant be degenerated of its deadly effect or be redirected to something else. The only way is to come out of danger, the only way to also escape the danger of hell fire is to come out of the sin that easily entangles us and abide under the grace of Jesus and do only his biddings.  

The word of the Lord told us that sin when it has conceived, brings forth death. There is a lot of things involved in conceiving to giving birth. what is being conceived grows from little to bigger, from dimension to dimension, and totally transforms into a greater force. So likewise, sin draws people to death. So, when we make mistakes, lets quickly repent and not let it have dominion over us. dont be addicted to doing wrong, repent of all wrongs. Jesus talked about some prophets who will go to hell in the end of days. He said, this prophets will come to me and said, 'in your name we have prophecy great things and do many wonderful things' but he said, i will say to them, 'depart from me (into hell) you workers of iniquity'. jesus gave the life to them when they accepted him, but they refuse to take responsiblity for it, they let sin grow in them till the extent of it conceiving death in them. They were like those that Apostle Paul said, it would have been better that they didn't even hear the gospel in the first place.

Sin shall not have dominion over us, 'let the weak say i am strong' why? 'becasue of what the Lord has done'. you have access to the grace to live the Zoe (God) kind of life. accept it in faith and live it. Jesus alone is the way out of sin, we cant save ourselves. Accept Jesus today, Jesus loves you.


HYMN: Just Obey

1. Just as God who reigns on High
Spake to men in days gone by,
So the Lord is calling men today;
And, my brother this is true,
Whatso-e'er He says to you
There is but one thing to do, just obey

Chorus
Just obey, just obey,
Is the way, God's way;
When His message comes to you,
There is but one thing to do,
Just obey, just obey

2. If you're in the Saviour's hands,
You must do as He commands,
For there is no other gospel way;
Never put the message by,
Never stop to reason why,
When the Saviour speaks to you, just obey

Chorus
Just obey, just obey,
Is the way, God's way;
When His message comes to you,
There is but one thing to do,
Just obey, just obey

3. If for mansions fair you sigh
In that land beyond the sky
After time with you has pass'd away;
Tho' the way you may not see,
Christ is calling ''Follow Me''
Faith and duty both will cry just obey

Chorus
Just obey, just obey,
Is the way, God's way;
When His message comes to you,
There is but one thing to do,
Just obey, just obey.

REFERENCES
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