THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 4, No. 22 – Monday, 10th June, 2019
(John.14:15-18, 25-26, 16:5-15)
THE ULTIMATE PERFECT FOUR AND THEIR UNILATERAL ONE CATALYST
If there is any other pursuit of man other than the pursuit after these four perfect and ultimate combinations being in perfect unison, then such pursuit is either ancillary and subsidiary or outrightly a most useless pursuit.
The foremost problem with ancillariness and subsidiary status of anything is that such a thing or pursuit as it is in this instance is never on the same pedestal with being major. An ancillary or subsidiary vision for example is never the original vision.
Ancillary and/or subsidiary vision or goal, at all times, are substituted visions which do not stand at per with God-given or original vision. They are oftentimes accepted as substitute for nothing else.
Examining deeply the idea behind ancillariness in the light of the four pursuits of perfect and ultimate combinations mentioned above, an intelligent mind makes only one conclusion that ancillary and subsidiary pursuits in parri passu with the four perfect and ultimate combinations is a choice between option and priority.
Every spiritually-discerning and intelligent individual agrees with the fact that priority cannot be contested against. Neither does it permit competition because there is never an existing competition where a priority goal is in the equation. For priority is simply the ultimate. And what else is important when the ultimate is the pursuit?
Man certainly has an end; for none would doubt the reality of death eventually at some point in man’s existence. So, the pursuit of man’s eternal home (that is heaven) is an ultimate pursuit.
Since man’s eternal home is preponderant on the quality of man’s life in the present, therefore, holiness is not an option but a foremost priority in the pursuit of man. Believe me; how can holiness be sustained? How can heaven be gained?
Neither of these two (that is, heaven and holiness) can happen without another major pursuit; it is the pursuit of happiness. Happiness in this context is that which is made possible by the catalyst of the four perfect and ultimate combinations which is also one of the four.
Without a pursuit after this catalyst which is the fourth ultimate of the four perfect and ultimate combinations, none of the other three can be realistic. Man’s pursuit after receiving and knowing the Holy Spirit is non-negotiable. For it is by Him and through Him that all other pursuits are realizable.
Understand the enormity of the indispensable role of the Holy Spirit to man and in man. Every christian from the time of Christ’s departure would have been a perfect orphan were the Holy Spirit not promised and given.
The best preacher in town would have offered his/her greatest spiritual thesis without a single soul being saved except the Holy Spirit were in place and position to breathe on the message preached.
Believe me; money and certain other things guarantee peace and security. But how deep sustaining and sure are such peace and security guaranteed by those other things? Lasting peace and security is one of the fundamental functions of the Holy Spirit. We are quickened by the Holy Spirit.
Happiness is given and sustained by the Holy Spirit even in the midst of the greatest storm. There is no satisfying life of holiness without the Holy Spirit being resident in our live (Rom.8:1, 4-11, 13-17).
Shocking! What a biblical revelation by God that even the Lord Jesus Christ The Most Blessed could not begin His earthly ministry nor perform any miracle until the Holy Spirit came down upon Him (Matt.3:16-17 And Acts.10:38).
Shocking still, Understand the mystery and get the connection between the Holy Spirit and God’s working of miracles. This is in that until the Holy Spirit ‘moved’, God could not utter the word of miracle which commenced the creation of the world. Ah! It was not until the Holy Spirit alighted on the Lord Jesus that God could confirm Him as His only begotten Son (Matt.3:16-17).
Far more shocking still is this next mystery. Do you know that if a man does not have the Holy Spirit such a man is not born-again? (Rom.8:9). Are we aware that the Holy Spirit is the spiritual elevator which will convey those who possess Him to heaven on the day of Rapture? This means that no Holy Spirit in a man and no rapture for that man.
In fact, no man is truly a heaven-bound citizen without the Holy Spirit. Christians are second-class citizens on earth today because of our attitude towards the Holy Spirit. The few outstanding people on earth today waxing strong and doing exploits for God and for humanity are so doing because of their turn of attitude and faith towards and in the Holy Spirit.
You can only go as far as your turn and time to and for the Holy Spirit so permits. The truth is this: the more and more ordinary a Christian becomes the less and less of the Holy Spirit such Christian permits to function in his/her life. No vehicle functions without an engine. There is no daybreak without the dawn and the brightness that accompanies it. No great dream, wonderful thought or word of favour can effectively dawn reality without the signature of the Holy Spirit being first appended to any such. Carefully read the account below.
Two spiritual daughters of Pastor Bangbayan of the Deeper Life Christian Ministry came to him years ago. Their lamentation to him was for him to assist them in fervent prayers because according to them, their flatmate who was of the spirit of witchcraft was oppressing them. The Man of God (Pastor Bangbayan) did what experienced pastors do. He did not pray. But instead, he admonished them. Among a number of things, the Pastor said, ‘if you have the Holy Spirit in you how can someone with a lesser spirit oppress you’? With these words, Pastor Bangbayan steered his spiritual daughter into spiritual action and God overcame for them soon after.
Christians! Why are we where we are? Is the spirit we claim to possess truly the Holy Spirit? That is a question deserving personal answers. Good dreams and glorious thoughts are fulfilled by the Holy Spirit with supersonic speed and without an iota of hindrance. Words of prophecy become realistic by dint of right-positioning to the Holy Spirit. Likewise ill-words die as soon as they are uttered by the actions of the Holy Spirit.
Pictures have greater immense effects on the human mind more than words. Being attention-sustaining and highly impressionable on the mind right from the first glance and further stare, the message engraved in pictures can keep focus, direction and target forever or almost.
Indeed, to most people or at least to so many, the underpinning impact and preference for pictures is such that cannot be so easily underscored in mere words and expressions. Dreams, imaginations, thoughts, visions and revelations in general are spiritual dramas presented in pictorial manner.
For instance, revelations reminding us about the second coming of the Lord, rapture, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, events of the past (for the purpose of warning) events yet to occur, come oftentimes in revelational manner by the activity of the Holy Spirit.
These pictures presented to us by the Holy Spirit have lasting impact on human memory so that the prospects of considering such revelations in the optional sense and not as foremost priorities can be quite remote.
The human mind is a magnet. This is a trait of the human mind well understood by the Holy Spirit. So, when the Holy Spirit operates in frequency of a satellite, signals are easily picked up by the natural magnetic force of the mind. This is also the activity of the Holy Spirit.
Can man understand that the Holy Spirit is a living personality who relates with man in the simplest way man can understand if allowed to freely operate? Can man climb down from his natural high horse and realize that man is merely man and that the Holy Spirit is the true, senior director of any life who will be successful?
Can any board meeting successfully commence or be successfully concluded with binding legal effects without the assent of the Managing director who ordinarily presides over such meeting in the company of the company’s chairman? The answer no doubt is no. So it is impossible to succeed in the journey of life without the Holy Spirit. So it is impossible to be happy, maintain a holy life or ever make it to heaven at last without the Holy Spirit. He is the unilateral catalyst of the entire perfect and ultimate four combinations in unison.
The Holy Spirit is a most unstoppable and the only unhinderable force in the entire universe. His gifts are ever irrevocable and comforting words are the most soothing. The words of the greatest of men do fail. Not that of the Holy Spirit. The only hindrance to the Holy Spirit is that He hates one thing, and that is sin.
IN THE END, TAKE THE HOLY SPIRIT OUT OF ANY LIFE EQUATION OR NEGLECT TO HAVE HIM IN YOUR COMPANY, AND THEN YOU FINALLY FORGET AND FORSAKE ANY SUCCESS AT ALL. KNOWING THIS: IS THE HOLY SPIRIT TO YOU A FOREMOST PRIORITY OR A FORGOTTEN OPTION?
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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: When The Pow’r Of God Descended
1. O God, purge my vessel today.
2. O Holy Spirit, breathe upon me afresh, return me to your first love and fresh power.
3. O Dew of heaven fill me with the Holy Spirit, happiness, Holiness and heavenwardness.
4. O Blessed Holy Spirit, visit my foundation today and ever more.