Who Do Men Say that I am? Inspired by the Book of John

The Word came among us, but we knew him not.

Who is God? Is Jesus God? With information at our finger tips and the different modalities of dispensing information, humans have become more self-seeking and liberated as they seek to understand themselves and the identity of the invisible hands that seeem to direct their daily circumstances. Interestingly, as humanity becomes more inquisitive and hungry for knowledge about their existential selves, hidden hands of censorship of thoughts and access to knowledge seem to lurk behind every inquiry and expressed thought. This begs the questions even more, “Who are we and “Who is God?” and more profoundly, “Who is Jesus?”

For many of us, God represents the giver of good things and satan represents all that is evil. It is said that satan was created by God as one of his chosen and most radiant archangels who became jealous of His creator and staged an attempted coup before being cast out of heaven with his troop. This eviction has left him enraged as said in the scriptures, hence his desire to deceive humanity so they too can fall and reap condemnation. That narration of human existence has been the bedrock on which Christianity and other religions rest.

Think about the juxtaposed portrayal of God and Satan below. Satan was ready to war from the get go and seems to have pulled out all his arsenals. As technology unfolds on Mother Earth, and as time as we know it wind down, boundaries have become seamless and goggles thrown off for an all out onslaught. Yet humanity, still in limbo using physical eyes to view a spiritual battle for souls that began in Eden, resolved through the cross and heading for the final showdown. Instilling fear seems to be the ultimate tool of Satan who has all the tools to magnify this fear. Breaking human hearts and spirits seem to be his most utilized strategy. Can you imagine how easily a heart without God’s spirit will crumble under such attack? If the war originates in the spirit how can guns, vaccines or gadgets be used to fight it? I am thinking that everyone who accepts that they, through Adam is originally made a spiritual being needs to seek a personal relationship with God, especially now based on the way life has been unfolding lately.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord; thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” KJV

Revelation 12:12

Woe to the inhabiters of the Earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth he has but a short time.

With access to technology and the flow of knowledge, plus the extra time on our hands due to the total global lock down of human movement since early 2020, I found some time to listen to biblical scriptures that I have listened to umpteenth times but was usually too busy to process and internalize. Follow me on this inward journey.

Who is God and Who is Jesus?

The trinity explanation of who is God was never quite clear to me although I know that God is real and supreme. My knowing of a supreme power is more personal and rooted in my being so I never really resolved that question of God, the supreme being as ‘trinity in unity’ or Father, Son and Holy Ghost’ of the Christian Godhead principle. I remember asking a ‘man of the cloth’ to explain the ‘trinity,’ and the brisk movement of his head and the way he skirted around it had made me uneasy. Thanks to ready access through modalities that are digestible and ubiquitous, I was able to listen to a repeat of the book of John and suddenly had my eureka moment of understanding about the Godhead explained in this scripture.

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. John 1:1

I have long had the self knowledge that I am a spirit in a vessel called a body. The Bible which has been my man-u-al has explained at the very beginning that humanity was carved from the Earth in the likeness of God himself who blew breath into him and had given humankind the Earth as his or her habitation. But what is God like? It is generally accepted based on the manifestation of God in the Old and New Testament that God is spirit, but how do we reconcile Jesus, the man who lived on Earth as God’s son, if God is a spirit?

It seemed logical to me that if humans were genetically linked to the dust of the Earth then the natural habitat that would be ideal for the human body would be Gaia or Mother Earth. In explaining the genetics of man, Genesis also explained that woman was made using a part of Adam, the first born of the current human race to create a mate, a woman or wo(mb)man to be his companion and bearer of his fruits or children and in extension, mother to the Adamic race. It made sense that the mate was called a womb man or woman to remind future men that women were part of their own bodies so they should treat them well even as they treat themselves well. we do not have to go farto see that individuals and many religiously run societies did not fully understand the principle of ‘oneness’ established in this manual. The sacredness of this union ordainedas a spiritual exchange is lost even in some marital union, hence the chaos in families and societies.

Based on the account of early Adamic and Earth’s genesis, I posit that to live and operate on this Earth on a long term basis solely as spirit, a body is needed. It is therefore logical to think that for spiritual beings to live indefinitely on Earth they would need bodies to occupy to operate on this earthly environment. It is no wonder that the vast part of Jesus’ ministry involved casting out demons, healing the sick and feeding and teaching his flock. Some of us do not like to be thought of as flock or mindless sheep because of the out pouring of knowledge giving to humanity as promised in the scriptures, however, Jesus at that time was Rabbi and the good shepherd who was literally trying to rescue people blinded by pleasures and treasures of the physical world to the truth of God’s Kingdom within us.

In the Beginning

Genesis 1:26

And God said, ‘Let us make man in OUR own image, after our own likeness...’ This excerpt, clinches the argument that humans were made spirits but housed in flesh, referred to as God’s temple to adapt to the Earthly environment that suits their genetic composition. The soil or dust that man was carved from became the primary tool in his physical existence. God may have been talking to himself in his totality when he used in our own image. If this sounds outrageous, think of you having a conversation with yourself. To whom are you speaking when you have inner dialogue? Is it the flesh or body that the mind is addressing. Some argued that he was speaking to the angels, his earlier creations. The question is, where was he when he spoke the heaven and Earth into being? Did he take his angels from the third heaven down to Earth with him? If the Earth was without void or form then the idea that God came in his totality as a spirit, the Word who became flesh as the son is plausible unless we accept the idea that the spirit is solid and fixed in its form. We learned that as spirit God spoke from a burning bush or the clouds so it is easy to visualize him as spirit hovering over the waters and speaking his Earth into being then reasoning with his other states about creating mankind in their likeness of body and spirit to occupy the Earth he created.

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in His own image. in the image of God created he him; male and female created He them.

Genesis 2:7

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breathe of life; and man became a living soul.

The Book of John

In John 1:1, the words say: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

John 1:2-3 say:

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

These verses literally explain that God and Jesus the Word are one and can exist as one unified being or composite existence working together as one.The dominance of the spirit over the Word that ‘was made flesh and dwell among us’ in John 1:14 seem to depend on what goal is being carried out. Consider that whenever humans meditate or pray, the spirit take dominance over the body or flesh but when they eat, it is the physical body that takes dominance but both body and spirit comprises the unified embodiment of that person. Simply put, Jesus and the Father or spirit was one at creation. When God the spirit said, let us make man in OUR own image, it makes perfect sense to say he was speaking to the Word who later came to Earth in the flesh to dwell among us. It could even be that the Word as flesh (Jesus) said those words speaking to his inner self, the spirit or Father.

Notice the word earth and heart are just letters rearranged. I think that when God said he would make man in his own image this was fulfilled when he breathed his spirit into the heart of man and made him a conscious soul and connected mankind unto himself. I believe a binding spiritual connection occurred here. Also, I think that God had some work to do to reconcile the Adamic seed that became compromised with the encounter in the garden of Eden between the first family and the Satan in the form of a serpent (as narrated in Genesis 1 and 2). This shape-shifting being had committed an atrocity so great that God condemned him to crawl on his belly from then on. It is said that the first family was banished from the garden to fend for themselves as farmers. Some scholars speculate that the eating of the fruit is symbolic to a sinister genetic contamination that had serious repercussion and have introduced sinful acts including the first sibling murder and perpetuation of this spirit of envy and murder among humans to this day.

God Came to Earth to Reconcile His People unto Himself

For God the spirit to appear among the people, He had to take on a form that human understood. This form would adapt well in the environment since the first man came from the Earth itself. He came in the form of a male child within a family to re-establish his relationship with fallen humanity on a level to which fallen man could relate A son, being a part of or emanating from a source, his father is plausible thinking, yet Jesus proclaiming in John !0:30 that, “I, and the Father are one.’ fell on deaf ears as the listeners sought to stone him to death for blasphemy. They were so far removed from the spirit given to Adam with his first breath that even though God came as one of them, they were using the flesh and the indwelling spirits raging within them to respond to His every manifestation and proclamation. Had He appeared as an adult man among the people, how would he explain his human roots or family lineage in a society structured on tribal lineages.Had his spirit entered an adult such as John the Baptist in order to carry out His redemptive mission, that would have been tantamount to demonic possession. Free choice ordained in the garden of Eden would have been infringed upon hence he came as a child declaring peace and actually being announced to humanity by then prophets long before his arrival.

My conclusion from this epiphany realized during the COVID19 lockdown is that God who is spirit made us in His image as spirits housed in flesh. He wanted us to inhabit Earth so we were genetically made from the dust of the Earth to which we return when the spirit leaves us at death. God breathed his spirit within us so we can be likened unto Him in our nature. He gave us this earth as a suitable environment to thrive and put his spirit in our hearts connected by conscious souls to keep in commune with him as he watched over and guided his creation. Whatever happened in the garden of Eden had derailed God’s plan for Adam’s race so to re-establish mankind as his people. He came in the flesh but was murdered by those who ‘knew Him not.’

Man and Woman become one in marriage and union

This knowledge that I am flesh on the outside but who I am really lies within the body or flesh that people see has helped me to understand the notion of a Godhead Trinity that Christianity ‘tried to explain to me.’ This understanding seemed like a divine revelation as it filtered through.

Simply put, we have heard many stories of people having out of body experiences where the sprit man leaves the body and floats around observing what was happening to their bodies below. If the created can exist as body separated from spirit then God the Creator who made the created in His image, should be more than glorified to create flesh for himself to fit in a habitat for him to be understood as being like man not only in spirit but in flesh. Also, if the created has become so far removed that they can only relate to what the eyes could see, then it made sense that God would need to fit into the norm of the world thinking that His creatures and satan have established in the world.

God made the Earth and laid out in the Old Testament how it should be governed (Books of Kings), how judicial systems should support government(Book of Judges) and how His people should relate to him by being in the world but not of the world, however, the scourges from the breech in the Garden of Eden persisted until He decided to leave His heavens to save His flock. It is understood that he would want to intervene and make adjustments so He could relate to the conditions of the world at the time of Jesus’ arrival. My last argument lies in the notion of ‘astral travel’ where New Agers are said to practice leaving their bodies during sleep to make trips outside the body for clandestine reasons or the thrill of pushing barriers of time and space. Again, if these events can happen to the created why would the Creator be confined to one state, just Spirit.

The truth is that the more we push barriers through technologies and other awakened awareness, the more plausible those contentious areas of the Bscriptures become opened to possibilities. Humanity is being awakened to the critical approach in understanding taken for granted dogmas as they construct meaning of reality through questioning and biblical research. Of course, this may throw a cog into the perception that knowledge is static and be should handed out packaged for human consumption, no question asked. Knowledge as a seat of power to be accessed by the worthy is now threatening seats of invisible power and equity in accesss and use is being questioned in mainstream discourse on every front.

Freedom of thoughts and speech though enshrined in world constitutions are threatened. Therefore, it is incumbent on each person to find his or her own truth of who God is and explore it until it is fully understood or revealed. Yes, God reveals himself through His words. He beseeches us to read His words to find knowledge and to call upon Him while he can still be found, hence this journey of inquiry and reflection.

My Final Thoughts about the Trinity: New Age Thought Connector

We know that God’s spirit was there in the beginning. Quantum science agrees that all is energy and we are all vibration forces that attract or repel based on our own vibration wave length in relation to stimuli around. The higher one’s vibration is the higher the dimension in which he or she operates. Why am I stating this scientific babble? Well, science has much to offer in helping us understand scriptures, however many theologians see science as the major tool used to refute biblical knowledge.

Whenever someone is heightened spiritually, physicality is blocked out or dimmed. Whenever I spend time in nature: among plants, birds, animals, in or near water, I experience heightened energy or vibration that releases hormones that trigger joy, peace and relaxation within. I become lighter, clearer in thoughts and more in tuned with the real self inside me. I would shut the world and its theatrics out and become one with God or being where He needs to take me in the spirit.. When someone pray or meditate in spirit and truth, He or she feels more fully alive; not bogged down with worldly matters of the five senses and the flesh. Sometimes, he or she gets taken to a spiritual plane or level where he or she feels fully charged, vibrating and ready for any battle. If mere humans can vibrate and experience reality beyond the five senses, then how much more can the supreme maker, the original source of all things spiritual, exist as spirit?

What state would God have adopted to reflect His highest glory as He spoke the world into being. He realized that Earth was the jewel in all his creation, so for each manifestation, the narrator in Genesis states, ‘He saw that it was good.’ My thoughts are that His vibration levels according to current scientific thoughts, would have gone off the scale. It is the positive arousal of the spirit that produces these high frequencies that lifts hearts, minds and souls so body can respond. Along this same line of thinking, let me add that to come to Earth only in a high vibration spiritual state would not fulfill the purpose for coming as humankind then was using the five senses and Mosaic laws as points of reference in relating to God.

The low vibrating flesh, visible to the five senses and understood as physical, observable and rational was more relatable then. They were mostly spiritually dead so they followed Jesus to be fed with the word as they renewed their spirits. Also, God the Spirit was ever in touch with the son protecting Him and speaking directly from heaven at times. In John when Jesus healed someone or referred to himself as being the Son of God, many unbelievers became incensed so Jesus started strategizing His miracles to get the crowd to see God through what He did. In the end, his portrayal of himself as God became too much of a threat to the hierarchy of knowledge and power at that time. His admission to His true identity cost Him his life as seen in John 17:1 states:  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: In verse 24 -26 he again stated that he was there before the foundation of the world. He gave up the idea of trying to convince the crowd of God being the one who sent him as son to bring men back unto God. He prayed that those who believe him would have his spirit within them. Here the transitory nature of his being is applied.

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.King James Version (KJV)

His exit from this realm allowed the Comforter or Holy Spirit to remain on Earth to guide mankind until he returns to reign as King over his people.

His death completed the redemption plan despite humankind’s dimness to their spiritual identities.

If humans drag themselves around while ignoring the nourishment of their true selves, their spirit, then they would have been attracting low vibrations through which demons could enter and operate from within. A human who is aware of the spirit within will sense when entities enter and chase them out. The human body was not created to entertain these low vibration entities who need bodies to exist in an earthly environment. Human choices and unawareness of the spirit within have opened doors even unknowingly to devils and demons. It behooves us to awake from our slumber and recognize our totality as we take our true positions as caretakers of this Earth as ordained by the Creator in His totality at creation.



The Fear Factor- What God Has to Say about It

God did not give us a spirit of fear. Satan did. God is love. COVID-19 is hiding behind a spirit. Its name is fear.

Eve’s Tale

Tale speaks of Eve’s ill evil
Don’t make me the master of every ill
I am but a gullible woman who’d never kill
I’ve taken no pill and avoid bills
still, don’t make me evil
I was the victim of jealous vile will d-evil.
who dissed Eve or deceived me to pen
humankind on earth’s crust.

The garden of E-den was the twist, fate’s will
No pen, no den was of my intent so
Evil is a misnomer, not whom I represent.
Think of me when you believe, receive,
conceive, not when you deceive. Evil is
the d-evil’s ill not mine, not Eve’s.

2 Timothy 1 :7 “For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind.”

How comforting are these words today? This sobering thought begs the question, if God did not give us a ‘spirit of fear’ then who did?

Entire global family units have become stricken by fear unleashed through COVID-19 that has laid to waste many human lives. This invisible enemy has become staple news on both main stream and alternative media. Social media have all been swamped with horrifying details of dead bodies, urns, global statistics of the affected and fallen. Even political leaders and staff manning hospitals have been seriously affected by this pandemic. While some people remain skeptic about COVIDs true nature, impact and origin, everyone agrees that something threatening has impacted humanity. Not only have we expanded our vocabulary to include fancy terms such as ‘social distancing, flattening the curve and N95 mask; we have now adjusted our movements and human relation dynamics to include ‘self isolation, shelter in place and rapid testing.’ Many who have had themselves checked into hospitals as precautionary measures never made it back home or say goodbye to love ones before transitioning. The fear of death has never been so real and terrifying on such a massive scale, thanks to the impact of global internet and news coverage.

The fear triggered by this disease seems to have ignited a wave of insanity across some nations to the point that civil liberties seem to have flown through the door. For example, it has been heartbreaking to see several videos of police using batons to randomly beat people who violated stay at home laws, no question asked and disregarding the fact that some people actually live on these streets. Images of  homeless being hauled off to a cell for not being at ‘home’ highlighted the absurdities unearthed by COVID 19. The  extent of the COVID madness was played out in a Facebook post which showed a man’s slashed face or throat covered with bandages and wearing a blood soaked T shirt. His crime was that he sneezed after using seasoning to prepare meat for cooking. Another man who sneezed while riding on a bus was promptly beaten by a crowd that disregarded the need to socially distance themselves from this individual. The lack of empathy and poor reasoning ability of these perpetrators point to the sobering fact that fear left unchecked can lead to volatile situations and utter mayhem.

In this regard, I must say that many world leaders including President Donald Trump have become the buffer between the mayhem and total imprisonment of the human spirit. Kudos to those political and health leaders who remained calm and positive even when hell has broken loose within the walls of many countries. Fear is an unclean spirit that should not usurp caution. We should be wise and cautious, not fearful as we get to understand this virus. A state of hopelessness may well have been the factor that induced some of these deaths. Just listening to the daily media blitz about projected millions to die was enough to send anyone without hope into hypertensive cardiac arrest if there is such a medical term. Fear can become the disease.

Elsewhere, the selfishness and indiscipline of some millennial have been on display, more so in countries that embrace ‘notions of personal liberty and free speech.’ Human ideals of ‘total’ freedom are being shaken at the core in both young and mature democracies. Some wear these civic convictions as badges of honor yet disregard the fact that freedom comes with responsibility and their actions should not affect the well-being of others. Yes, the fear factor has been let loose giving media houses both mainstream and social media platforms users a field day in fearmongering. Meanwhile, some countries with a firmer grip on citizens’ ideals of civil liberty seem to have simply put full control mechanism in place and tightened the noose on its youth population to contain COVID-19’s rampage and ‘flatten the curve’ of its mortality rate within reasonable time limits. Other nations, use targeted strategies that adjusted as the COVID 19 conditions changed within their borders. It would be interesting to see how the mortality rate will add up among countries based on the fear level projected to each population through policies and COVID rhetoric within each country. Personally, I would expect countries who acted early and who tried to maintain a modicum of calmness and rationality to end up ahead of their counterparts.

From my ramble so far, it is clear that the fear factor does not allow for rationality in the bid to counter an attack on the Corona virus aka COVID-19. Through fear, this virus has veered us into i-so-relationships with family, friends, countrymen and God. As usual, I choose to go to the MAN-U-AL to direct my thoughts on this because I think the words of God can address many current problems of humanity that are spiritual in their origins. Also, I have come to the conclusion that despite skepticism by many, the Bible was intended to be a manual for relationships with self, others and the environment. If God were to be brought back into human relationships, we would operate from seats of gratitude, praise and peace and know when to let go and let God, both as individuals and nations.

I started out with the comforting words that fear did not come from God, instead, it came from that old adversary to the Adamic race, in the form of Corona to ‘kill, steal and destroy.’ As such, in 2 Chronicle 7:14 God admonishes that:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”King James Version (KJV)

Here, we have a complete recipe to the global pandemic right there in Chronicles. How many countries have called for a national day of fasting, repentance and prayer for the healing of their land? When the Israelite in the Old Testament gave way to disobedience and idolatry, they knew to turn from their wicked ways once they experienced God’s wrath against them. Usually, leaders such as Kings would speak to God directly or hear from God through the prophets and priests. Do leadership seek God’s face for guidance today? Has the fear factor diverted their attention from God to that of serving mammon? What happened to that spiritual gift call faith? If we believe God to restore or save the economy, He will. Instead of predicting and preparing for the number of deaths manifold through fear- driven utterances and diabolic predictions, we should speak life and celebrate restoration of health. What is the purpose of telling masses of people they will die from something they cannot see if there is nothing that can be done to eliminate it.? Why not give precautions without computer generated models of mass death of humans? How can a human fitted with a spirit rule out what God has to say about this global fear driven pandemic? Did He not say man was made in his image? If He is spirit, wouldn’t this spiritual likeness mean that spiritual resolutions exist when faced with situations humans cannot readily solve or understand?

I have deliberately posed many questions to remind myself to think and consider other options to fear that can provide entrances to other situations not in the interest of ordinary people. Yes, it is okay to get wary and even cautious especially when God is not invited into the equation and choices decided for the masses who are without full transparency. Hopelessness seems to have set in at the get go while riding on this spirit of fear behind the virus. As such, the fervor to find a vaccine has totally eclipsed the fact that in Genesis where human genetics were perfected and genealogy began, God left a blueprint for sustaining the body. In Genesis 1:26-30, not only was man made from the earth, but he was given stewardship of the Earth and told that the herbs from he earth should sustain both man and beast alike.

Have we stopped to consider that in the United States and elsewhere where people were told to stay home and not come to hospitals unless their lungs were visibly under extreme stress, people have found ways and means to ward off and prevent flu like symptoms that would otherwise be labeled COVID19 had they gone to an emergency room? Can we rule out the fact that simple cures and preventative measures might exist to eliminate this virus outside of laboratories? Indeed, this would defeat any need for injecting strange entities into the human body. It would be interesting to know the number of COVID deaths that happened at home.

Vaccination should be a last resort for illnesses and they should be carefully developed and safely tested before even thinking of mass administration to any population. People should know what the composition of these vaccines are to anticipate and prevent adverse reactions and fatalities. Humans originated from the humus in which herbs that feed and heal them grow. The fear induced environment seems to have altered perception and commonsense and released individual choices about one’s body to bureaucratic networks whose agendas seem blurred in the mayhem of fear.

Final Thoughts

Pride can be a stumbling block preventing God from instilling grace in people and nations. Recently, a known leader met in a prayer group that the media published and he was taken to task for doing so. Satan cannot have his way with prayerful believers without permission granted. With Job, he had to ask permission. Sin can cause a breach or open doors to Satan giving legal right to his destructive penetration. Have we become too pompous as nations and individuals to seek God? Have we opened doors to Satan through idolatry, persecution of the powerless and innocent, self pride, perversion, bloodletting and other immoralities? The manual says we should repent from our wicked ways and seek God’s face so he can move heaven to heal and restore the land. During this social distancing lull, we need to individually seek God’s mercy for our nations and the world. With faith, all things are possible.

To the unbeliever, first you must recognize that you did not appear in this world of your own doing. You are a spiritual being and spiritual matters demand that you use spiritual weapons, not just your five senses to address them and understand your spirit man. There is an answer to every problem in the man-u-al we call the holy Bible. With humility and believing in the divine power of the Creator, you will get God’s mercy. The word in John 12:32 says:

“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

Are we lifting him up through obedience, humility and praise or have we surrendered to the deception of fear. Believers, where is the power and sound mind given to us through Christ who is high and lifted up? If you accept Christ you are given the power to face darkness and fear. Luke 10:19 reminds us:

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

We are also reminded that it is not a physical war with a virus called Corona or COVID-19 that the world is up against. Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Prayer is the spiritual line of communication to combat fear. Due to social distancing, we have to seek God through prayer in our own quiet space, not letting up to fear or media distraction. To battle this war, each has to put on the whole armor of faith and seek after righteousness to dispel humanity of the fear factor behind COVID-19. Ephesian 6:11 states we should:

‘Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.’ what does the armory of God look like? Let’s read.

Ephesians 6:11-24 King James Version (KJV)

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:

22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.King James Version (KJV)

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My parting words are: when everything seems like a free fall into despair, go back to the source. From Genesis to Revelation every word is relevant in these times. Do not allow hopelessness and fear to take prominence in your situation right now or in the weeks ahead. Seek God, repent and use your authority as your weapon. As children of God’s Kingdom you are equipped and ready to break the tentacles of fear on you, your family, your nation and the world. Spend less time sleeping at nights when evil is busy plotting and destroying; fast and pray having the full armor of God. Blessings and love. Stay strong.

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Words for Today: Galatians 6:2

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Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

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Blessings everyone. I declare 2019 to be the year when all good things will work together to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. He said in Jeremiah 29:11′
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

May this year bring you that joy and peace that resides in Christ Jesus so that God can carry out this plan and do His work through you.

As you can see, my reflection is linked to Galatians 6:2. which implores us to bear one another’s burden and so fulfill the law of Christ which beseeches us to love our neighbours as ourselves. We all agree that humanity is suffering. The ingredients of love and neighbourliness seem to have become lost as we become centered on ourselves and technology. We just have to look at the trending news to understand that we are not bearing each other’s burden, but have become “lovers of self.”

For 2019, if we can reverse the chains of hate and individualism or being ‘lover of self” The ‘selfies’ or ‘social media’ should not replace face-to-face relationships among family members, ‘real’ friends and neighbours. I said ‘real’ friends because as the hearts of men harden, we are seeing more ‘unfriendly friends’ manifesting and creating havoc on human relationships through barefaced wickedness. Many have become more cautious and even suspicious towards each other but in faith, we can be guided by the words of today given above.

Truly, for 2019 we can be mindful of those who are in trouble and need even our encouragement or understanding. The rest of the scripture reminds us to do so in humility and be not puffed up about bearing the burden of someone who is going through situations. It speaks especially to those who are operating in the faith of Christ. Verse 6 states, “Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

Like myself, many are far from being learned in the words but as we seek understanding we can communicate to those who are carrying burdens. We might just start them on their own journey of seeking knowledge for their deliverance.

I will leave verses 7 and 8 for your own reflection as the Spirit leads:

Be not be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. Verse 7

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Verse 8

These are perilous times but we will invest in the Spirit of God by being His hands and feet on the earth. By touching the spirit of another, we store up treasure in God’s kingdom. As we face this new year, let us consider those around us carry visible or invisible burdens and pains. Verse 11 encourages: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially those who are of the household of faith.

Yes, even the faithful in Christ need brotherly assistance, so use your opportunities to help all men. Many believers are being tested and prevented from becoming what God has in His plan for them. The apostle therefore added, “especially” those who are of the household of faith.

Let 2019 be the year we stand for and with Christ so we can bear one another’s burden and grow as spiritual beings with divine purposes.

I will leave with you, the assurance in verses 17 and 18:

“From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.”Verse 17

If you have given your life to Christ and the enemy has come in through an open back door to deceive, distract and destroy; this year you can close that door and take back what was stolen. Reorder your step in his words and he will fix that breach.

Verse 17 assures that the devil has no legal right to torment and manipulate your life if you are anchored in Christ. If you have not dedicated your life to your heavenly Father, by accepting his son who is the Way- the start of a new year is a good time to turn over a new leaf. Start by praising and worshiping him in spirit and truth. Ask forgiveness in penitence for all your transgressions including those you are not aware of, forgiveness to those who trespassed against you and those you have hurt. Look at your heart to see which of his commandments you need to adhere to and acknowledge Jesus as your Redeemer. Establish connection with a true community of believers for growth and guidance. Your relationship with the Father is a personal one, however with internet access there are many avenues to link with true believers if none is close by.

I intended to just share my reflection this morning but was led to share an invitation to Christ to someone who might be going through burdens and do not know where to turn. Be blessed and encouraged whoever or wherever you are. Guard your soul and trust the Father to fix all that has been broken.
Verse 18, “Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen”

What Doth a Soul Worth?


A soul is priceless;
not taken nor given lightly
without consent.

Not for stealth,
bartering, wealth
nor deceptive gain.

A soul is priceless,
guard it, renew it
but never give it to Darkside.

Let it light your way and others
through the journey called life.

Protect it and if taken,
snatch it back.

If you give it, make sure
it is given unto life not death,
freedom not control,
light not darkness.

The soul is a gift, protect it.
What doth it profit a man
to gain the whole world
and lose his soul?
Nothing, nada, nill, null, zilch!


The Word for Today: 1 Peter 3:18

In the beginning was the Word. The Word is the Alpha and Omega-the beginning and the the end. This is relevant today with systems failing around us.

The Bible as a point of reference was once the manual by which the world was ordered and understood. Notice the word ‘world’ without ‘l’ gives us ‘word.’ In the beginning and ending of the manual we see clearly who is referred to as ‘the Word.”

Today, many of us are far removed from its teachings, however, as a point of reference, it provides us with both understanding and divine solutions to the myriads of negative encounters humans face daily. Are the physical solutions and systems by themselves working today? I would think (based on my own observation and experience), that only those solutions rooted in love are bearing fruits right now. What do you think? Anyway, it is really important that we start the day with spiritual guidance rooted in light and love.

Today, I want to share just a few words of encouragement from my own reflection this morning. You may read the whole chapter of 1 Peter 3 to understand the full context of these words. My central message though is there is hope and a deeper understanding for people who are being oppressed unjustly by forces that operate out of pure evil; under the influence of deceit, darkness and invisibility. If you read these words and can identify, just remember who the Light of the World is, and who the Word represents. Also, remember who you are in Christ as ransomed member of God’s kingdom.

Here goes:

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”

Many of you have been or are going through unspeakable, incomprehensible events, but the words today remind us that such suffering may indeed bring death to the flesh or that which is worldly and carnal. and as such may allow us to be quickened by the Spirit. Remember, God is spirit who created us in His image. Your pain and suffering must open your consciousness to see that something bigger must be at stake for the vicious attacks on you and humanity.

The human factions that attacked the flesh of Christ on that day probably had no idea of what was at stake in the spiritual realm. They saw Him as a threat to their physical kingdom on earth at that time. Had they known His purpose to redeem fallen mankind; they would have probably worked to keep him alive in the flesh. The spirits of revenge and dominion behind their actions are still at work against humanity in 2018.

We are spiritual being with earthly bodies but have become blinded in consciousness of self. The limited senses and carnal vision conditioned by our worldly systems of reality have conditioned us to respond within this limited vision of our reality by way of what we see, hear, smell, touch and taste or what is touted in science as hard facts. We ignore our God given spiritual senses that could have averted some of our sufferings had the Spirit been quickened in us much earlier.

The words remind us that Christ himself suffered unjustly not for something He did, but for the sins of mankind, even those who sought after His flesh. His physical flesh was put to death by people who perceived Him from this carnal perspective of being just a man or flesh. If they had a good sense of whom they were as humans, they would have understood the purpose of Him dwelling among men; they would probably have sought to keep him here in the flesh and protect him from death.

People today are still missing the point that humans are spirits held in individual bodies which is the temple of God- the creator who breathed life itself into His creation. They who were made in the image of God (whose breath was put into Adam for him to become a living soul) and who were redeemed unto Him by the death of Christ (who through this act, overcame darkness in the realms of spirits and on this earth)- have reduced their consciousness to that of being just flesh.

The parting word is that though you suffer unjustly, like Christ, it should quicken you in the Spirit to become who you truly are. It will empower you to reject this script of unjust dominion, deceit and suffering as the way God intended this world to be when He created it and saw that it was ‘good.’ Praise be to God, the Father Almighty for suffering in our stead. I will leave a few more words from this scripture for you to ponder throughout your day. Thank you.

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are opened unto their prayers; but the face of the Lord are against them that do evil. Verse 12

Here is a poem written some years ago that embodies who you really are. Hope it lightens your spirit today.

More Than

A spirit trapped in bones and flesh, tendons and muscles. A complex network of breathing cells, sinews and veins- a vessel.

Yet, I am more than curves, smiles and curls. More than brain and gain. I am an old soul made in His image
A soul who cradles love
as the spiritual clutch
to the seat of my being.
A vehicle of amorous peace.



How to Walk


Walking in God’s favor emerges as a process not an instant end point. Having the knowledge of how to walk in and through Christ will be summarized based on the continuance of the sermon on which the post, ‘Concept of God as Light’ was based.

So if God is light and light feeds life, knowledge, truth and all that is good then having knowledge of how to walk is crucial to perfecting this walk  according to the word of God

Thought 1: Walking in the  Light of God

Children of the light will not stumble if ‘God’s words become a lamp unto their feet and light unto their hearts.’ to shed light on all the dark choices and situations faced daily. Believers are appointed light of the world through the spoken divine words of God. As admonished, this light should be placed on a lamp stand not under a bushel so that it can shed light for others to see.

The Lonely Candle

A light at the end of the tunnel

a single candle flickers bright

signalling hope to the dreary.

Without the grip of its stand its beam fades

but this single flicker stands its ground

awaits the shout, ‘ he has come!’

Then this lonely light welcomes a stranger in.


If we let the Holy Spirit into our hearts and minds Light enters to guard and guide the works that originate in our hearts and minds .

Thought 2: Walk in the Knowledge of God

When we walk in the knowledge of God we learn to do things like forgive even our enemies and give even when we have little for ourselves. The knowledge of God enlightens our spiritual darkness.

Thought 3: Walk in and by Faith

When we walk by faith we trust God to do things and our light will show. We walk by faith not by sight, we walk by the Spirit not by the flesh or the carnal mind.The unbeliever who walks by sight is led by the flesh while the believer who walks by faith is led by the Holy Spirit. There are many promises made by the giver of light and life to those who trust in His judgement. For example, there is a simple reminder that no weapon formed against the children of Light will prosper and in 2 Timothy 1:7 they are reminded that God gave them a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. Goodness and mercy are rewards for walking in and by faith. The flesh is subdued and light shines.

Thought 4: Walk in Love

God is love, children of God should let their love shine forth. Children of Light understand forgiveness and giving as well as obedience to the Word as demonstration of divinely centered love or agape love.

Thought 5: Walk in Wisdom

We are encouraged to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things will be added unto us. Also, like King Solomon, in all our getting we should get knowledge. We show wisdom when we manage time like the ants who gather in the Summer in preparation for the Winter when there is scarcity of food. Having a twenty year plan for ones life according to this Minister is a necessity and demonstrates wisdom because we cannot redeem wasted time. We should not waste money on addictions so that we can live a good life even on a low salary. Wisdom is shown when we manage resources, money, relationships, study and prayer time.

These are sobering thoughts on how to walk in the light of God that only some will contemplate. May these thoughts resurrect a stirring in someone’s heart today..


The Light Concept of God

We put our light on the lamp stand when we choose good over evil and obey the will of the one who spoke light into being. Choosing the light should be a natural human response on this earth journey.


Today’s sermon on ‘God is Light,’ courtesy of ‘International Central Gospel Church’ spoke to my heart. This post will review the sermon as basis for my own self process. I will chronicle my notes on the sermon.

Thought 1: God is Absolute Light

As expounded based on 1 John 1:5, God is absolute light with no darkness. The verse predisposes that there is absolute light and absolute darkness. The concept of God as light was established in Genesis 1:3-5, “Let there be Light and there was Light.” Light was spoken into being by God who then separated the light from the darkness and called the light day and the darkness night.

Since light proceeds from the word of God then if God speaks to the mind or the heart, light will enter. God’s word is knowledge which is another light concept. Ignorance may be seen as synonymous to darkness and knowledge, light.  God’s words bring us into goodness and knowledge so in Genesis God, having separated the darkness from the light saw that ‘it was good.’  The thought then is that light should be separated from darkness as he symbolically divided light from darkness since creation.

Thought 2: Jesus is the Light of the World

Jesus declared that ‘I am the light of the world’ among other representations of his divinity. The light has transcended to the Son and Redeemer who was from the beginning and forever will be. Christ therefore comes to “bring life more abundantly,” not death. Light supports and represents life while darkness supports and represents destruction and death. The concept of light may therefore be viewed as being synonymous to life and knowledge from a biblical perspective. Therefore, actions that seek to destroy life or hide or misrepresent truth or knowledge may  be perceived as being not of the light but of the darkness. God is light and Jesus is the way to light, life, truth, love and all that is good (The Gospels).

Thought 3: We are the Light of the World

Those who believe and receive the word through Jesus are also called children of the light in the same way those who seek darkness are children of darkness. As stated in the gospel, “you are the light of the world…. let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify thy Father who is in Heaven.”

Children of the light should choose good over evil or light over darkness in all things. The light of the world should be like ‘a city set upon a hill that cannot be hid.’ Light provides revelation of God to the world. Ignorance should not be an option for the believer. The more intense the light, the less is the darkness. As stated by the Minister, if something is not lined up with the truth of God, it is of darkness or a lie. As God is light, Christ is light and the children of God are the light of the world representing their creator and redeemer who personify light.

Luke 8:16 admonishes that we should not put our light under the bushel, basket or mat but on a lamp stand so it can shine. The bushel, a vessel used to establish a standard measure adds a bit more to the idea of the light going out because it is hidden. It augurs that if the light is put under the measure approved by the world the light can suffocate and eventually go out. The world should not dictate what the light should be or do because the children of light are the God given light of the world who should spread their lights into the dark areas of this world. How can we shine our light in a world without getting dizzy by the world’s distractions?

Today we can choose to be destructive towards self and others or live in darkness or we can choose to do good and live as children of the light with our light shining from the lamp stand of our hearts. Like the Psalmist, we can let God’s words be a light unto our paths or we can choose to be dazzled and lived in spiritual darkness. Do we choose darkness which brings hurt and death or do we choose light and  life?

I pray my little self indulgence may ignite the light in someone today, Amen.

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