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    THE TRIAL OF OUR SONSHIP – PART 4

    The covenant of sonship.

     

    Again we reiterate the fact that Adam never fell from Grace but from sonship realm into a carnal man, and so the word says “…Adam, which WAS the son of God” (Luke 3:38) But Christ IS the son of God (Math.16:16) .

     

    To the Galatians Church Paul said “1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?..This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? .Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (Gal.3:1-3).

     

    This is falling from Grace, when you move from faith of the simplicity that is in Christ into legalism in your worship, you have falling from Grace.

    When God gave Abraham the law to circumcised every male child “that is eight days old” (Gen17:12, Luke 2:21), that was the covenant of sonship. And it was ever understood as a consecration of the person to God.

     

    Now the Jews have what is called an adoption ceremony, this is not picking someone who is not part of your family to join you. That is the western sense of adoption but for the Jews, adoption is the placement of a mature son into position of authority before the elders in a city that henceforth, the young man can as from this hour be able to stand to transact business on my behalf. He can sign my signature, he is matured enough to manage my estate so you people should honour him if he does so when am not around.

     

    So when we read of “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” .( Math 3:17) at the time of Jesus Baptism in River Jordan by John the Baptist, that was an adoption ceremony. And in scripture, this adoption of Jesus took place three times, you began to wonder why?

     

    Firstly, in Math. 3, account, he was adopted as a Prophet, everybody saw and believed John to be a prophet, and now the father was turning their attention from John to Jesus as the ordained prophet that has just risen for the people of Israel by God Himself.

    In Math . 17:5. We have his adoption as a priest, and in Heb.1:5-8.we have his adoption as a king. Therefore we have Jesus functioned as a Prophet, Priest and king.

    Now we are going to be more concerned with his priestly adoption as it relates to our walk in and with God as the father intends to bring many sons to glory in Christ. “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings”. . Heb 2:10 (KJV)

     

    Jesus transfiguration.

    We read in Math. 17: 1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

    In other words, he was transfigured before them on the eight day. In fact Luke’s account says. “..eight days”. “And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

    And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.”( Luke 9:28-29)

     

    So why the difference?. The answer is found in the Book of Leviticus, in relation to the consecration into priesthood of the sons of Aaron.

    Lev.8: 33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

    34 As he hath done this day, so the LORD hath commanded to do, to make atonement for you.

    35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

    36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

     

    So we can see that, the sons to be consecrated were not to leave the tabernacle until seven days, which is their consecration period and then on the eight day the glory will appear. (Lev.9:1-23)..So the eight day is the glorification period.

    Therefore, Luke’s account gives us the glorification period while Mathew’s account speaks of the consecration period, it’s just one and the same ceremony taking place.

    So could it be we are in the consecration period in God’s agenda to be gloried in the revealing of our true sonship as priest to rule and reign on the Earth (Rev.5:10)?

     

    Now why do you think Moses and Elijah have to appear to him at this moment ..

    Luke 9: 30 “And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem”.

    They appeared to strengthen him to be able to go to the cross for if Jesus should fail to go to the cross, then that makes the testimonies of the law and the prophet to fail, they will be made liars.

    Here then is the trial of our sonship, the ability to endure, remain focused and to finish up with that which the father has given to us as true sons in the making.

    To be continued…

    (c) 2016 – Dr. David O. Ogaga

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    THE TRIAL OF OUR SONSHIP – PART 3

    The tail of the dragon is false ministries (Rev.12:4)

     

    So when we read that .. “ the dragon ….and his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth” (Rev. 12:3-4). What does the dragon-tail symbolize?

     

    We know that the stars of heaven stands for the sons of God..God promised Abraham that his sons shall be as the stars of Heaven,, The eleven stars that bowed down to Joseph were his eleven brothers., who were actually the stars , the sons of Jacob that Lucifer, the very king of Babylon wanted to rule over (Isa.14:13) even as we do know that “the sides of the North” to which he wanted to ascent to is Moutn Zion, the city of the living God, the church.(Ps 48:1-2) Jesus Himself is the bright morning star. No room to explain of Isa 14 here.(But you can request for our message on JUST WHO IS LUCIFER.?

     

    So what is the tail of the dragon that caused the stars to fall? It’s right there in the scriptures for us.

    “The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed”.(Isa 9:15-16.)

     

    The word teacheth, here is very important .. yarah, yaw-raw’ a primitive root; to flow as water (i.e. to rain), to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); to point out (as if by aiming the finger), shoot,

     

    Interesting, what we are seeing here is the unceasing flow of the false prophetic ministries aim at the sons of God in the making, to get them off course. As through these ministries/teachings, other thoughts will begin to arise in their heart as touching who they are and what they can now do even though it’s not yet time as allotted by the father to do such. They are promising things that could make them assume power in no time and do a lot of miracles as well outside of the mandate of the father

     

    Again, we see Jesus the firstborn son being tempted in this regard..Math.4: 8 “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

    9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me”

     

    The fact beloved is, there is no mountain in the whole world that you can climb and see the entire world talk less of being in Palestine. The highest that I know of, is Mount Everest and it’s not in Palestine. So which mountain is this that the devil took him to? It was the mountain of his own imagination.

     

    Yes, that is the only mountain you can climb and assume and see anything. That tells you that the real devil is working from within the hearts of men. To be on the mountain top is to be in total dominion, here the thought was you can now rule the world because the father just said to you, you are his only begotten son. But what needs to be done first like going to the cross has not been done. So the overcoming ability here was Jesus mastering his thoughts to wait and come to the obedience of the cross and the rule over the universal was and is rightly his. This is what Adam and Eve could not endure, they became gods in the flesh. We cannot assume full sonship in a presumption manner .

     

    The tail of the dragon therefore is nothing more than false ministries that teach things that prevents and turns us away from attaining to the place of full sonship in God. When men begin to teach you and proclaim that sonship is not attainable or that you have already attained to all that the father has for his sons, the dragon tail is at work.

     

    While it is true that as many as believe, the father gave power to become the sons of God (John1:12-13) The fullness of Christ sonship was made manifest only after resurrection..

     

    “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Rom.1:3-4) Therefore “…but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body” Rom.8:23.

     

    Friends, the trouble we are facing today is not about Grace not being available, but how to be focused in God to attain to the place of full sonship with dominion on the face of the Earth. The birthing of the cooperate man-child that can shepherd the nations with the rod of iron is the problem.

    And this is what the dragon doesn’t want so we are immersed in one form of religious deception or the other through the tail of the dragon. But the fathers will shall prevailed; He shall yet have a son. For in the “.. evening time it shall be light”. Zech.14:7.

    To be continued…

    (c) Dr. David O. Ogaga

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    THE TRIAL OF OUR SONSHIP – PART 2

    The fallen stars were sons of God.(Rev 12:4)

    “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and, behold a great red dragon…and his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth” (Rev. 12:3-4).

     

    First of all let as understand that this dragon have nothing to do with some monsters running around in the world, but rather this is a spiritual reality amongst men. It is a negative, corrupted, and carnally perverted spiritual dimension in operation.

    Have you ever wondered that the same said dragon is the same creature that was in Eden.?. see it

     

    “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”. Rev.12: 9.

     

    Did you noticed that the major weapon and strength of the dragon is nothing but deception ? and that was what it used against Eve in the garden to cause the fall of Eve and Adam? Gen.3:1. From a mere serpent he became a dragon as men multiplied with his ministry on the earth, yes, that is how it grew from a tiny serpent to a dragon when men began to multiply on the face of the earth.

     

    The greatest war against our sonship is deception. You found that the appearance of the dragon into the scene is directly connected to the birth of the man-child. That mature son of God that is expected to rule the nations with a rod of iron, which actually speaks of shepherding the nations, for that is what the rod stands for.

     

    So we state again that as soon as Jesus was proclaimed to be the son of God , the tempter, the dragon that old serpent came.

     

    And so in verse 5 of Math 4. “Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple”

     

    Yes the devil wanted Jesus to be religiously relevant outside of the will of the father. That is where the sons of God have fallen into today. We proclaim ourselves to be who we are not. He took him to the temple, yes the highest point in religious attainment if you will in the Holy City, the very church of the living God. He wanted him to proclaim himself who he was as the head of the church before time, but even in a wrong location.

     

    Essentially you find that the three major areas wherein he was tempted was in the areas of Economy, Religion and power-politics, if you will.

    To be continued…

    (c) 2016 – Dr. David O. Ogaga

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    RACISM IS A PRODUCT OF THE FALLEN MAN

    Dt.32: 7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee

    8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.      

    9 For the LORD’S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance…..

    Acts 17: 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

    “And hath made of one blood”. All the families of men descended from one origin, or stock however different their complexion, features, language, colour etc. maybe. All men originate from one common parent. And that is exactly what the word ‘blood’ is often used to denote in scriptures, that is race, stock, kindred.

    So the above scripture completely proves that all the human families are descended from the same ancestor; consequently, all the variety of complexion, etc., is not to be traced to some other causes other than that they were originally different races created.

    Prophet Malachi lend his voice to this when he said…

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    GREAT SALVATION

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    Heb.2: 1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

    2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

    3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

    4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

    First began to be spoken by the Lord.

    What was this Great Salvation that was first began to be spoken by the lord.

    In Mark.1: 14 -15, we are told.. “Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

    15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel”.

    So we can see that what Jesus began both to speak first is the message of the kingdom.

    It is evident that though John the Baptist went before our Lord to prepare his way, it cannot be properly said that he preached the Gospel; Just as Christ’s preaching was only the very beginning of the great proclamation of this great message

    Essentially it was the Spirit of Christ in the Apostles and Evangelists, the men who heard him preach, that opened the whole mystery of the kingdom of heaven to the rest of mankind, especially in the land of Judea as the Father confirmed their words with signs and wonders following that declaration.

    So then we read of the Lord bearing them witness and confirming their words with signs following as in …

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    The Prince of Persia

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    “Dan. 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.” (chief: or, first)

    Often and again, we hear in our sermons of the Prince of Persia. Basically, this is commonly taken to mean the devil, Satan that was resisting the answer to the prayer of Daniel based on the above passage of scripture.

    But I have always ask myself this question, how come an angel or person sent by God to deliver a message have his mission thwarted by a demon or Satan? Who is stronger here? Paul could speak to a damsel with the spirit of divination and she becomes silent in Acts. 16:16-18. He could cause blindness for a season to Elymas the sorcerer who was trying to turn away the heart of Sergius Paulus from hearing the Goodnews that Paul was delivering.Acts.13:7-11.

    How come this angel sent to deliver this message to Daniel was so weak that the prince of Persia could stop him for twenty one Days until help will come from Angel Michael. Who is Angel Michael in the Bible?

    Is this prince of Persia a territorial spirit as we have commonly been taught and have come to believe?

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