A believer has the right to do whatsoever he so wishes – the Bible says all things are lawful to the believer but also not all are expedient for him to do. This is because the very life God lives is what HE gave the believer. The same spirit that flows from God through HIS son Jesus, also flows through the believer and it is the reason we are entitled to all the riches in Christ Jesus as believers; at least Prophet Prince Manasseh Atsu explains that very well.
Nothing is impossible for God to do and so is the believer but God doesn’t do everything or just anything so the believer who resides as a member in the body of Jesus cannot also do everything or just anything. Bible calls those that walk according to the word of God children of light and calls those who don’t as the children of darkness. The gospel of Jesus is higher, bigger, greater, and more tangible than secularism.
The systems of the present world are controlled by Secularism(which is filled by the three things that define an unbeliever(someone who has not accepted Christ as their Lord and personal saviour): 1. Lust of the flesh 2. Lust of the flesh 3. Pride of life(riches, fame, power, vanities of life, etc) Prophet Prince Manasseh Atsu has mentioned a lot of important things to know in different sermons and one of them is: ‘The most important thing to know about the word of God is that; the Word(Jesus, John1:1-3) is God.”
Therefore whatsoever God does is done by and through the word. God doesn’t do anything without HIS word so HE lifted HIS word beyond(above) all things including heaven and all of HIS names. The Word of God in person(Jesus) and in all other forms indeed cannot be subjected by man as a tool of licentiousness to qualify, regularise, normalize, legitimize or sanitise an action, word, deed, intent or behaviour that the Word of God clearly calls sin or evil. In simple terms, a man cannot come under the umbrella of God and then later use his name to redefine what God calls sin or evil to be good.
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There are many entities speaking today, at every split second there’s a new word out there that is coming from all kinds of sources in this world and generation where secularism reigns. Every entity speaking or giving any kind of word whether physical or spiritual is winning souls for a particular course. These words or messages coming from all these sources compete with the Word of God sometimes in the life of the believer and where care and diligence are not upheld, the believer may end up poisoning the true Word of God with the words of deception and lies from all the other sources.
You can put into perspective all the commercials you see on a daily from media to billboards, pop-ups, telemarketing and social media links that engulf your space on a daily; including the ones displayed everywhere you find yourself. Are all the claims being made in those commercials true? Are the services being advertised truly giving value for money as purported in those commercials? Your guess will definitely be as good as mine! Don’t let anyone redefine the Word of God for you in any form or context. Go for the true Word of God and keep it only. Anything else is either diluted, poisoned, or a wrong representation of God.
So as a believer the moment you drift from the narrow path(God’s way) to the Broad path(everything goes way) then you cannot manifest your mandate, glory, praise, and intended purpose or destiny for whatsoever you’re called for – to do. God has a destiny for all things HE created and handed over to us. Until we use them rightfully, we are just out of God’s way. When man tries to redefine the pathways to experience God’s glory which is given us by Grace, what he does is not spirited by God or from God. Whatever he does is by himself no matter how it is branded, smeared, sandwiched, brandished, or presented with the name of God, it is still not from God because that is not what HE has given or said in HIS word. It is not what HE gave.
For instance, God is love and HE created love for us all. There’s the Agape love which Christ expressed by dying for us. There’s the erotic love that is intended to exist between the married couple yet the devil and his cohorts have tried from the beginning of creation to corrupt love by generating selfish desires in people – called ‘lust’. This stirs unholy and selfish sexual desires in the sons and daughters of men to do shameful, disgusting things that do not express love or define it in the will of God. In other words, lust can never be the definition of love because it is pseudo, corrupted, or evil. It doesn’t fulfill anything good in people but rather comes to drain the life, peace, joy, and hope of people. It is a tool of deception that deceives to steal.
The family system is under attack today because the systems of this world that are founded and spearheaded by secularism are trying so hard to redefine it. For instance, the definition for marriage some two decades ago is no longer what it is today. Some lifestyles and actions that were unacceptable including ‘language’ in the last decade have been legitimized through many social concepts and constructs. The issue of Gender and its definition is still a subject in the contention that has brought about a lot of division in the world today.
In the end, remember whatsoever you choose to do will put you in a certain category; light or darkness – truth or falsehood – reality or vanity. One thing that separated the believer from the unbeliever is the Holy Spirit. This is because the Holy Spirit teaches us through all truths. Truth is what helps us to do right and live right so when the truth is missing then all other things existent without it is false no matter how good they appear and the results they may be giving.
The unbeliever, carnal or natural man can have everything in God’s creation except the Holy Spirit. When our works go through the fire of God, it is only those that are spirited and were formed by the Holy Spirit that will stand. All other works inspired by self-will, the lust of the eyes, flesh, and vanities of life will be burnt. We are the results and products of what we believe and do. Don’t copy blindly something that is founded or created by ungodly unbelieving people or systems and defend it with the gospel of Christ Jesus. It won’t work and even if it does it is dead works.
By: Listowell Acquaye (@chosenyesuba) | 2021