I can tell you that as I type this, I am really angry! I am angry and I’m not sorry. My anger is a good one. I am going to yield myself to the Holy Spirit to use me as much as he wants so if you get offended over anything, it’s not me. It’s God through me.I attended a seminar few weeks ago, where Myles Monroe was the guest speaker, after hours of sitting at his feet, I realized how religious I was. I always counter religious people, I hate religion, but I still had it in me, I still had it in me. This is the revelation I got from his teaching.
I am tired of religion! Everywhere I turn, I smell it. It’s freaking me out. It’s really sad to know that there’s a minimum of 2 churches on every street in Lagos and Nigeria and we still have problems to last us a lifetime. We have so many pastors and yet sheeps are dying. The main reason why these things are happening is because to too many people, Christianity is a religion. There are so many religions in the world but I tell you that Christianity is not one.
Firstly, the bible is about a King— God. God is not a governor, prime minister, president etc. All these people can be elected. A king is a king because he started a kingdom. God started the beginning; there was no beginning until he started one. God created ‘time’, time was non-existent until he decided to create it.
Secondly, the bible is about a kingdom. A kingdom is completely opposite to democracy. The king says and the people do!
Thirdly, the bible is about a royal family because the king has children.
Fourthly, the bible is about a government.
Fifthly, the bible is about a colonization project.
God’s original plan is to extend heaven to earth and to administrate the colony on earth through his children. God wants his ‘Glory’ to fill the earth. When people hear the word ‘glory’ they tend to think it’s smoke, No—it isn’t smoke…We hear statements like “the glory of Rome” “the glory of Greece”. It’s not smoke is it? Glory means culture, value, and lifestyle. God’s original plan is that his kingdom expands.
Jesus came to earth not to start religion but to establish a kingdom which is RADAH in Hebrew (there’s a growl with the ‘h’). He came to bring more sons into glory; he came to bridge the gap between God and his lost sons. So, you are sons and daughters of God. Jesus is the first born among many brethren! He’s our Elder Brother. I don’t know what number you are but if you’re born again, you’re in the family. When the bible says “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” the word ‘repent’ there actually means ‘change the way you think’. So, you have to change the way you think because the kingdom of heaven is here. We were used to killing twins weren’t we? When the British were here, they stopped it. Mary Slessor, helped us change the way we think about twins because their aim was to get us to begin to think like them. When Nicodemus came to Jesus at night to ask him a question, Jesus said “except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven” which means except a man becomes one of God’s sons, he doesn’t have a right to see God’s kingdom. Jesus mentioned being born again once in the bible but he kept mentioning “the kingdom of heaven” because he came to establish a kingdom. The only way we can be part of that kingdom is to be ‘born again’, which some of us are. So, you are a son! You are a heavenly being. Your body is an earth suit, ‘speaking in tongues’ is your language, when you speak your language you communicate with your father. You were sent here on an assignment!
Our assignment is to colonize earth for heaven. If you want to colonize another kingdom, you need to use natives and indigenes of your own kingdom. When Britain wanted to colonize Nigeria, they sent their natives to live here; they lived here for a very long time, why? It’s because the only way you can really colonize another kingdom is to live among them. Britain gave us our independence 53 years ago but we are a colony of Britain. We eat their food, wear their clothes, and speak their language. Some people cannot even speak their native dialect anymore because when a higher kingdom colonizes you, you become like them. Some of us can even be mistaken for a British except for our color. They left us but their glory never left! That’s our mission on earth, to fill earth with God’s Glory.
Sons never get scared of being accepted in their kingdom. I do not understand this fear of going to hell! “I hear people pray ‘God, help me to make heaven’. This is a prayer that cannot be answered because it’s either you’re a candidate of or you’re not. When a man gets born again, his nature is changed. He becomes a citizen and an indigene. I hope you know that nothing you do can get you to heaven or hell! It’s all about what Jesus did. We often quote this passage “Let us work out our salvation with fear and trembling” but religion really gets you stuck doesn’t it? Why not go on to the next verse that says “for, it is God who works in me both to will and to do of his good pleasures”. So, you not the one doing the working out! God is doing it through you. God never lets us do things on our own anymore after the incident in the Garden of Eden. He always does through us. We say “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” but the next verse says “being justified freely by grace”. We also say, “Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” The next verse says “Looking diligently lest any man fall from the grace.” When you rely on your works, you fall from Grace. The only way you can follow peace with anyone or be holy is to rest in his Grace. So, I ask what is wrong with us? IT IS ALL ABOUT THE GRACE OF GOD. Grace is not a part of the Gospel, it’s the whole Gospel.
There’s a second part to this article. Kindly be expectant.