EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 5, No. 16 – Sunday, 26th April, 2020
(Dan.2:29-45, Rev.4:1-3, 1 Pet.2:5, Lk.19:40)
A MEAGRE MYSTERY ABOUT THE FORMATION AND THE REALITY OF THE GREAT GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH PART 1
The words improbable and impossible are near-end answers or outright end-answers to many questions at varying times. A research into how the Almighty was formed is just one of those questions with perhaps impossibility as the end-answer. For how is it possible for the one formed to explain the manner or the medium through which his Maker was formed?
But the content of Deuteronomy chapter 29:29 informs that: ‘the secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of His law’.
In similar semblance, Proverbs chapter 25:2 clarifies: ‘it is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search a matter’.
Put together, By revelation born out of His passionate mercy and unconditional love, God endows humanity with the grace to search into spiritual archives with an interest to unravel deep mysteries even the mystery of how God was formed. At all times, such is done with a divine intention in order to accomplish a divine purpose.
Separate and distinct from God’s supply of grace to man in order to search out the understanding of mysteries, the great God of heaven and earth often unilaterally gives divine instructions and independently supplies the understanding of such instructions to man by dreams and visions without man’s prior requests (Job.33:14-15).
Indeed and in fact, with the presence of the Holy Spirit in the heart and the life of man, no research is now impossible. Therefore the word impossible is no more an end-answer. Perhaps the word improbable may doubtfully suffice as an end-answer in extremely limited circumstances.
So, with a limited sense of improbability, let us examine the composition and the reality of our God. Rev.4:1-3 informs:
‘1 After this, I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
3 And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald’.
Whether the book of Revelation is written in a sense of its vision being figurative or not may be a fact but not a fact in issue. What is the fact in issue is that the Bible states that God is seen in the semblance of a jasper and sardine-like stone.
According to the MerriamWebster dictionary, a jasper is ‘an opaque cryptocrystalline quartz of any of several colours especially: green chalcedony; coloured stoneware with raised white decoration’.
So, without being a patient suffering from that psychological disorder which I would like to refer to as argumentative plus-plus (a phrase invented by my secondary school English teacher), the pinpointing fact is simply and strictly this: God, in the best human comprehensible description, is, in appearance, like a stone of a most special kind.
It is a statement of fact that every tree produces after its own kind except in circumstances where there has been an interference with nature through scientific means or by some sinister media. Otherwise, it is impossible for a woman to give birth to a cow, duck or kitten. So, as like a stone, God can only produce a stone-like personalty as His offspring.
Dan.2:45 puts this conclusion in brighter light. It reads: ‘inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold’’’’’’…
Understand that the foregoing Scripture states that: ‘the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands’. Impossible or improbable?! Remember: ‘for with God, nothing shall be impossible’ (Lk.1:37). How can a stone be cut out of a mountain without human hands?
What this simply means is that the greater mountain reproduced itself by itself and delivered of a perfect replica of itself in the form of the stone without human assistance. Put more apt, God reproduced God. For sameness cannot reproduces opposites but sameness. And do we not yet understand that the Almighty God reproduced himself by the raw power of the Holy Ghost into the womb of a woman who had never known a man but was yet in the pure state as a virgin?
And by so Doing, God reproduced God in the form of human flesh called Jesus without the mix of human semen and the ovum. Because He had no mix right from His formation, although born as human, yet as an original hard stone-like-rock cannot be broken nor mix but simply attach, So, the Lord Jesus as a spiritual-like-stone could not mix with sins but could attach Himself to sinful man for the purpose of salvation.
For as a special stone in the appearance of jasper and sardine-like-stone (precious stone of distinct colour) mixing will smeer unpolishable stain. Mixing as a result of stain will of course make Him of no difference from all others. And if He is of no difference, then He, too is like the sinful world that He came to save.
John Chapter 1:12 states: ‘He came unto His own but His own knew Him not except those unto whom He has given the power to become the sons of God’.
Only spiritual-like-stones like Him can know Him. For at that level when salvation has been gained by man, forms of spiritual appearance have attained the status of sameness. And as same personalties have no diference from each other, so forms of the same form cannot differ.
Let us understand this better from a nearer perspective of a rock both in scientific and spiritual terms. How?! God is a rock, a spiritual rock with tangible effects and with physical outcomes (Ps.18:2, 1 Cor.10:4).
A rock is essentially a large stone. Rocks are composed of certain elements present in sand which forms stone-like-rocks. These elements include: silicon, oxygen and molten magma. Molten magma which condense into rock(s) after its cool is basically liquid fire.
The Holy Scripture states that ‘our God is a consuming fire (Heb.12:29). In one sense then, our God is a fiery rock. But God cannot just be a rock, He is a most special and a most dignified kind of rock. How and why?
1 Peter chapter 2:5 informs that: ‘ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ’.
If the formed/the created are ‘lively’/living stones as Apostle Peter informs us through the Holy Spirit, what can the creator be?
The natural law of man states that: ‘nemo dat quod non habet’ meaning (you cannot give what you do not have). The Holy Scripture informs that: ‘God breathe into man the breath of life and man became a living being’ (Gen.2:7).
The entire human race was made out of dust (e.g. silicon oxide, sand). But as yet, he remained dead object until breath came into him from God. In the most correct sense then, God, the giver of the breath of life, cannot just be a most special and a most dignified rock, He is most importantly a living rock who is the sole giver of life because He contains life in Himself and He is forever living (Rev.1:18).
No wonder, the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to his audience at the time that if they fail to offer praises to God, stones will perform that assignment with the greatest ease (Lk.19:40). Why? Stones are dust that have hardened up. So, stones in their natural forms are in essence dead human matter. As soon as the breath of God enters them, they will automatically be transformed into living human beings (that is, living stones). And why won’t they praise the one who has given them opportunity to become humans?
Dearly beloved, are you a ‘lively stone?’ Are you offering worthy sacrifices to God? More spiritually deep and frankly speaking too, dearly beloved, do you know that as a Christian (a transformed living stone out of the greatest Living Stone) that you are a god under the Most High God?
Psalm 82:6 states: ‘I have said, ye are gods; all of you are the children of the Most High’. If then, you are a God under the Most High God, understand also that you are a God over that situation of life confronting you.
Now that you have understood by the Spirit that you are a God, why will you not take authority over that situation. Don’t wait for your prophet to exercise that authority. As a God, don’t you know that you are an authority over any global pandemic even corona-virus, evil patterns, personal delays, non-achievements, yokes, curses and evil covenants?
But before assuming this role and position of authority, you must need to answer the question: is your spiritual house so clean dearly beloved? Is God’s Spirit dwelling truly in you? What divine exploits are you doing for our God?
Last Sunday, I heard the great Man of God, Apostle E.A. Adeboye preaching about the power of God, and how much Christians need this power. That is so true. But we must understand that we cannot be indwelt with the power of God except the Holy Spirit is first and foremost dwelling in our hearts. For Acts chapter 1:8 states that: ‘but ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you’’’’…… Isn’t it a good business to take time out to obtain the genuine baptism of the Holy Ghost? But in reiteration, is our heart clean to even receive the Holy Spirit?
Ah! Understand dearly beloved that every spiritually-good thing is always perverted by the forces of the dark realm. Our God who dwells on the throne is a fiery stone from whose throne emerges ‘lightnings, ‘peals of thunder and voices’ etc (Rev.5:6).
But for the dark realm, ordinary stones are converted to gods and in their blindness they decorate such stones by pouring libation, oil, etc on them and even bow down to them. Men of God are to be honoured and respected. But has your pastor become the stone that you worship and give God’s glory to dearly beloved? Remember the words of the Lord Jesus. ‘Apart from me, ye can do nothing’ (Jn.15:5).
Your pastor is a mere chaff without the Lord Jesus. Him Christ alone deserves your worship and glorification.
IN THE END, ARE YOU THAT STONE ISOLATED FROM THE WORLD OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OR ARE YOU THAT STONE WHO IS SELF INSULATED AGAINST THE TRUTH AND SPIRIT-LED CONTROL? THERE IS A REWARD WAITING IN THE WINGS FOR EVERY KIND OF THE TWO STONES. IT IS A SPIRITUAL PARADOX THAT NON-MIXING STONE IS SOFT AND SUBMISSIVE TO GOD. WHEREAS THE MIXING STONE IS HARD AGAINST GOD. I PRAY EXTREMELY SO HARD THAT YOU WILL NOT MISS THE MAJOR THING IN LIFE. AMEN.
Question and Answer Section
Question: The great questions again! Do you serve God with joyful heart or with reluctance? How much hurt is in your soul against that fellow? Won’t rather forgive them and forget their mischief so that you can rightly serve your loving Father? When was the last time you smiled genuinely and truly from your heart about yourself bearing in mind the bright days to come? when was the last time you heard a force praying within your belly without your consciousness? When was the last time you gave some thing to support God’s work apart from your tithes and offerings? When was the last time you supported any man to fulfill a divine or a personal agenda? When was the last time you put smile on the face of someone?
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: The Great Physician
1. I repent O Lord for giving your glory to something or someone else.
2. Idols of my father’s household and the evil covenants backing you up, I bury you today by the power in the blood of Jesus.
3. Evil words that have kept me down at a single spot, let the word of God and the voice of the Lord nullify you all today, in the name of the Lord Jesus.
4. Wicked spirit and terrible family strongman that have refused to let me go, I poison you today with the blood of Jesus.
5. O God, make me your battle ax and weapons of war.
6. Visit every member and worker of Express Image Glory Ministries so that Covid 19 turns to be a blessing and not a pandemic curse.
7. Deliver the Superintendent Pastor of Express Image Glory Ministries from conspirators and gang planning falsehood.
Present your personal petitions.