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Friday, 9th of September 2022 – 09/09/2022
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Perfect Unity – What can I be and what can i do by God’s UNDERSTANDING? A Call to Mustard SEEDING ACTION! Find out why we struggle with Perfection in Christ and fruitfulness in the JESUS TRIBE
Friends, I have four paperback Bibles, excluding the electronic ones at any point in time during my study of the word, usually the early hours of the morning.
One is a complete Jewish bible, the old king James, the New king James, and the Message and to make it five, I add the Amplified electronic version.
When I don’t have a particular book I am studying, I just ask the Holy Spirit to lead me to where I need to study today, concerning specific area of focus He would want me to explore.
So, I close my eyes, right there in the dark room, pull out any of the Bibles and just open a page, I then open my eyes and read the chapter or group of chapters that come out. Sometimes the Bibles are upside down before I open them. So, there is no particular order. As I open, I say, “Holy Spirit, speak to me today through the page I am about to open” and I go ahead and open it.
I can confess that 90% of the time, the word bears witness to my spirit that that is what He DESIRES me to hear and meditate upon with the aim of CONTEMPLATION and application.
Now, this is the message. Four consecutive times in four consecutive days, from the different version of the bible, the Spirit lead me to John 17 – point blank.. That passage is the longest prayer Jesus prayed just before He headed to the garden of Gethsemane and it circle around praying for unity.
Each time, I read this chapter, three times in a roll, I ask the Holy Spirit where He is drawing my attention to in those 26 verses that make up John 17.
Each time, in each of those verses were hidden mysteries that I have never picked up before as enter into meditation and CONTEMPLATION and I engage the Holy Spirit and He engages me.
Jesus said in Matthew 13:11
“He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.”
Mysteries are not on the surface for you to just pickup.. mysteries are mysteries because they are hidden so that those who are hungry to be fed can keep digging until the reach and get hold of the gem 💎 so that you and i can be thoroughly equipped to divide the word, as it were, and discover the mysteries of the kingdom as our spirit and soul are fed so that we can also feed others the Lord leads our way.
We read in
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
6 The Lord executes righteousness and justice [not for me only, but] for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.
The question to be asked is why didn’t He make His ways known to the Israelites? Why just Moses?
As Christians, are you and I Israelites or Moses? Where we end up depends on our hunger for Him.
Paul said in Ephesians 1:9-10
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
Also, in 1 Corinthians 2:7
but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory
The Nexus between the ways of God and understanding
Wisdom is the application of the knowledge of God, through His word, as revealed through scripture and expounded by His Spirit.
But wisdom is not enough, we need understanding.. wisdom and understanding go hand in gloves 🧤.
Why understanding? Understanding makes us understand the ways of God! The whys that follow the knowledge or the instruction or the command of God.
Solomon said in
King James Version
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
In the account of Jesus and the confused and dazed disciples on the road to Emmaus, we read
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures
We also read from Solomon in
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth,
By understanding He established the heavens.
Prophet Jeremiah also said in
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens
Let me give a vivid example of the importance of understanding why God tells us to do and be certain things or people that does not make sense to our finite minds..
Look at this scripture below for instance. Let me show you how understanding God’s heart concerning this instruction will help you carry out that command:
New International Version
Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
I must say that this is one of the most difficult command to carry out when we are in the flesh and looking out for the acts of God like the Israelites.
When I asked the Holy Spirit for understanding, this what I got..
When I hate people for who they are and what they did to me or others, I become like them and begin to act like them over time. It does not matter if this person we hate is our earthly father, or mother, or sister or cousin or niece or nephew or neighbor or killer herdsmen or pastor or wife or husband or children, or denominations or Muslim, or president of our nations or tribes for that matter.
He said, first we break a command by judging them.. essentially, we become the judge and the executioner of the verdict or judgement so we hate them for the wrong we perceived have happened and why it happened..
The scripture to that are:
King James Version
7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
1 Corinthians 4:5
King James Version
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
I said ok, let me understand how I become like them .
This is what I got.
Matthew 6:22-24 “If your eye is pure, there will be sunshine in your soul. But if your eye is clouded with evil thoughts and desires, you are in deep spiritual darkness. And oh, how deep that darkness can be! “You cannot serve two masters: God and money. For you will hate one and love the other, or else the other way around.
Take note of if your eye is clouded with evil thoughts and desires
When we pass judgement and hate people, our thoughts towards them cannot be holy.. it will be evil that that darkens our thoughts and our soul.
Secondly, they become the center of our thoughts with hate.. replace that Mammon with whatever becomes the center of attraction . The enemy, the job, the gold the people we hate.
Over time, because they are our centre of attention, we begin to reproduce after what we see in our hearts and minds continuously ..
We become them.. Have you noticed that the very things we hated about our parents our childrens complain we have? Or what we complain about our husbands and wives others tell us we are like them? Why because we have made them the center of our world instead of God and we are doomed to replicate after our kind.
Now, let’s look at a practical example from scripture in Jacobs sheep breeding program
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
37 But Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees and peeled white streaks in them, exposing the white in the rods.
38 Then he set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink. And since they bred and conceived when they came to drink,
39 The flocks bred and conceived in sight of the rods and brought forth lambs and kids streaked, speckled, and spotted.
40 Jacob separated the lambs, and [as he had done with the peeled rods] he also set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the dark in the [new] flock of Laban; and he put his own droves by themselves and did not let them breed with Laban’s flock.
41 And whenever the stronger animals were breeding, Jacob laid the rods in the watering troughs before the eyes of the flock, that they might breed and conceive among the rods.
42 But when the sheep and goats were feeble, he omitted putting the rods there; so the feebler animals were Laban’s and the stronger Jacob’s.
43 Thus the man increased and became exceedingly rich, and had many sheep and goats, and maidservants, menservants, camels, and donkeys.
This trick advertising companies use to hook us to their products and services.
Summary, we produce after what has become the center of attraction.. it could be what we hate and what we love. If we focus on God, we become like Him and if focus on other people or things, good or bad, we become like them .
Now, let’s look at Perfect Unity – What can I be and what can i do by God’s UNDERSTANDING? A Call to Mustard SEEDING ACTION! Find out why we struggle with Perfection in Christ and fruitfulness in the JESUS TRIBE
We struggle with Perfection and fruitfulness because there is disharmony amongst us. We have made ourselves competitors rather than complementors.. we are to complement one another.. just like Jesus will not usurp the place of the Holy spirit or the Holy Spirit usurping the place of the Father or the Father usurping the place of we humans.
We must understand that we cannot be perfect in God without unity with others in the same tribe..the Jesus tribe.. there is just one tribe..the Jesus tribe..
We are not perfect if we are not in Harmony with God, with self and others..
The glory God gave us His children is for Unity and the glory will fade away if we live in disharmony as we are today…
How? Read Jesus message here in
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one:
23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
24 Father, I desire that they also whom You have entrusted to Me [as Your gift to Me] may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory, which You have given Me [Your love gift to Me]; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
New king James says
New King James Version
New King James Version
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who [a]will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
Our imperfections are as a result of disunity. Our lack of fruitfulness in soul winning is as a result of disunity because Jesus said three times that we should be one and followed up by the world knowing that God sent Him.
No one would like to join a disharmonious home.. unbeliever look at us and say, “we don’t want to have anything to do with this Jesus followers when His followers cannot get along in Harmony.. if Jesus and God are love, then how come these ones don’t have love for one another? There is something wrong with Jesus message or the people carrying out this message.
An example for us is in the first church how people joined them for the sake of unity..
New King James Version
A Vital Church Grows
40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this [a]perverse generation.” 41 Then those who [b]gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ [c]doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and [d]sold their possessions and goods, and divided[e] them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added [f]to the church daily those who were being saved.
Have you gone to any gathering today where souls, unbelievers, upto 3000 were added to the gathering in one day?
I haven’t seen it happen.. many come forward but not with heart felt repentance like we witnessed in this first church.
A call to Mustard SEEDING action
The action is simple continuous.. prayer for unity like Jesus did in John 17
Lord, remove the veil from our faces, from our minds and hearts so that with understanding, we will see each other as one family, one tribe, the Jesus tribe, protect us from the evil one that is sowing the seeds of disharmony and plant in our hearts, by your Spirit, the mustard seed of unity in our hearts and minds in Jesus name, amen.
Make this part of your daily prayer for the church for the leaders and expect the salvation of the Lord in our midst in Jesus name, amen
Ambassador Monday Oreojo O. Ogbe
God’s Eagle Ministries