This is a pivotal time in the purposes of God upon the earth. There is so much happening in the Spirit.
It is a season for those who hear and see to perceive the great wonders God is doing in us even now. Things are rapidly changing, just like The LORD said to Moses I dwell in darkness. God has appeared for the greater move upon the earth but it has begun with us.
Many of us, we are waiting for an outward appearance but a deeper work is been done in the Church right now.
God appears in the darkness, not after the darkness. This chaotic moment is a demonstration of the appearance of God for the great and unmatched harvest.
God is closer to us now more than ever. Just that He is not beginning with us the way many think. He is here for the restoration but first He must prove us;
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. Exodus 20:20-22
Look deeper and you will see, He has appeared but the first work He is dong is the refining.
Just that refining is not done the way many think. It is done in the furnace, in the hottest of fires but the reason is for us to be promoted to the place of abundance
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. Psalms 66:10-12
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a large swimming pool full of water, this swimming pool was for students but at this time they had gone on HOLIDAY and I saw The LORD appear with very Large concrete blocks and strengthened the foundation of the pool all round before the students would return.
Coming out of the encounter, The Holy Spirit led me to this scripture;
]That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:16-21
And The LORD said to me“say to My Body, ‘It is not over yet, I am only strengthening your foundation for the weight of the glory upon you.
You are being filled with all the fulness of God.
This is not the end, No! Never, it is only a break! Things will return. Your sons shall return.
I AM not coming, I AM here with you in the darkness. What you see is the lowering of the sky.
Look beyond and see that even though things will never be the same again, they will return but you will be stronger, bolder and more deeply rooted in me to reign with Me.’ ”
Blessings in Christ, Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua Living Hill Christian Church April 30, 2020
What is happening today is bad but we can learn a lot during this period about what and where God is expecting us to be. It has always been the mind of God that He be sufficient for us in all things.
God is not a story, He is reality and we can live on and from Him. I felt so strong to ask about where and what He is expecting of us even now and the LORD led me to this scripture;
Deuteronomy 8:2-3 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
We can live by the word if God says it. When I mean live by the word I mean living the way the word was manifested upon the earth. He ate food, rested because of the physical body but never asked Doctor Luke to give him Medicine for headache.
God wants us to grow up into him in all things. I believe We are passing through this wilderness right now because the LORD wants us to start living effectually by the word.
The Lord has been impressing upon my heart for sometime now to speak to the Body of Christ on the realities of the Kingdom. I have been shying away from this because of how offensive people get when it comes to actually living on the body and blood of Jesus and not just verbally confessing that we are doing it. But I believe this is the right moment.
A lot of Christians are not living the life Jesus came to offer but are waiting to live the life in heaven. We have when-we-get-to-heaven Christians singing of how it will be amazing for us to enjoy eternal life in heaven but funny enough there is no one scripture in the word of God that says we going to live in heaven forever.
Many believers profess we already have eternal life here on earth but do not live the life to its fullness. It is in the time of this pandemic that my soul has being much vexed with most of the responses I have heard and seen among believers.
We have a very popular scripture that has proclaimed the mind of God for those that would believe. It says clearly that;
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
This is not a promise but a law. It is a covenant declaration from the throne of God that whosoever believes should not perish but should have everlasting life.
Not momentary but perpetual life. The word used above for everlasting is from the Greek word aionios which means perpetual (Strong’s Concordance G166).
Hence, it is the decree of God that if we believe we should have a continuing uninterrupted life.
The statements of Jesus on eternal life were always addressing two sets of believers, those that will believe and live the eternal life here on earth and those that will live the life when he returns and raises them up. The Apostle John addressed the former in his first letter which is my concern;
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13
John is addressing the believers to reveal to them that they already have eternal life. He doesn’t say they are going to have but that when they believed they received eternal life. The striking thing for me in the above verse is the last part of the verse …and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Were they not believers already ? They were believers but there is a recognition of this life that produces the realities. This is what the Apostle Paul addressed in his later to the Philemon;
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Philemon 1:6
They are two words that I will like us to observe in the above verse, effectual and acknowledging. The word effectual is from the Greek word engerges where we get the English word energy and it means to be operative and the latter word acknowledging is from the Greek word epignosis which means a recognition; that is full discernment. (Strong’s Concordance G1722 & G1922).
Therefore, John was saying to these believers that; I want you go beyond knowing you are born again to a full discernment of the eternal life in you that it may become operative in your life.
The Good life of God is already in us, this continuing uninterrupted life of God is in us but until we fully discern the life, it will be in us but operating to our level of discernment. Who or what is this eternal Life? We are told by the same Apostle John;
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 1 John 5:20
Now Jesus is the son of God, The eternal life and The true God in our mortal bodies. He further describes this eternal life;
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 1 John 1:1-2
Eternal life is tangible, it is not a religious way of living but God manifesting himself in the bodies of men. The word of God is not a story book, it is not an advisory counsel. It is the life that can be handled, looked upon, heard, and seen with the eyes when manifested. This is what Apostle Paul was explaining in Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Romans 8:11
This is saying that when eternal life enters our body, He vitalizes our death doomed bodies. Our bodies become living tabernacles. He gives life to our bodies that were death doomed and now they become living bodies because resurrection life is dwelling in them. A true recognition of this destroys the fear of death and sickness
A lot of Christians have watered this scripture down by the religious perspective that it is reserved for heaven. First observe that it says “his Spirit that dwelleth in you” The Holy Ghost does not dwell in dead bodies. For as the body without the spirit is dead..(James 2:26).
And there is something else the Holy Ghost revealed to me from the verse when I studied it carefully, …he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Romans 8:11
There is no shall in the original even though it does not make any difference, the word used for shall in the above verse is the Greek word zoopoieo which means to vitalize (Strong’s Concordance G2227) and it is the same word translated as quicken in the above verse. The word translated for also above is the Greek word kai meaning and also even so (Strong’s Concordance G2532)
Just like when the Lord would use statements like verily verily, if we are to read the verse as it is in the original it will be,
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead quickeneth and quickeneth your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Romans 8:11 (emphasis Mine)
It is not going to happen, it is what we have right now. The LORD is a quickening Spirit. quickening our bodies second by second, minute by minute 24/7. It is because many have not acknowledged this reality which is the reason for the fear of sickness and death. Jesus came to deliver us from the fear of death;
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2:14-15
A lot of Christians cannot entrust themselves to this kind of scriptures because they are so afraid of death. But we have been delivered from the spirit of fear. We have the spirit of love and a sound mind. It is the determination of God that the Church should grow up to live by the life of Christ and not medicine.
I am not against it but it is not God’s best place for us.
We keep proclaiming thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, but I don’t think there are doctors in heaven for sick Christians. The word of God is eternal life and he can be your medicine if you go up higher (Prov. 4:20-22).
We have become lovers of our lives. Overcoming victory comes when we are ready to believe the word and are ready to die for what we believe. This is how the ancients believed God, time and space will fail me but Esther lived this way, and we know of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
This scripture is often quoted but the last part of it neglected;
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11
When we begin to loose our lives we will find resurrection life, this what Jesus said. God will certainly not be ashamed to be called our God when we are ready to start laying down our lives for what Christ came to do to be made manifest before creation. Creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. When will that generation come forth?
What I am saying is not new, Christians are living like this who have found the light; I have being living on the eternal life of God together with my wife and children for about five years now. My children do not know the difference between how a drug tastes and chocolate because they have never had drugs for of sickness.
Have we been tempted? more than you could imagine but we know that the enemy brings affliction for the sake of the word and we will not let him steal the word from our hearts. For we have resolved we are not afraid to go to heaven. To live is Christ but to die is gain. Just imagine if the cure for the scourge is never found?
The word of God is the sufficient medicine. I am not against doctors, I believe God has given us doctors to help in a lot of ways but I do not believe that they are God’s best for us. There is no help in man but God. There is a higher place in God.
My wife was wondering why the world was so much in an uproar looking up for a vaccine because we do not watch the news often by reason of the negativity being always proclaimed. I had to explain to her the reason, that there is a virus that even Christians are scared of. And after that she said to me, for Christians it is not supposed to make any difference if we have being building our houses on the rock. The storm would have made no difference.
The Church in the wilderness lived for forty years without doctors, God was their healing and He is still the same yesterday, today and forever.
Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
The Church is doing a lot no doubt but I am looking forward to the time when the Church will be a true refuge, we will not agree to be hidden but request that nations come under our tabernacles in a time of disaster as this;
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. .Isaiah 4:5-6
This morning as I was praying the LORD said to me “Say to My BODY, ‘COME UP HIGHER.’ ”
Blessings in Christ, Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua Living Hill Christian Church
In this season of resting in The Grace of God and receiving new strength, God is descending deep into the abyss of our hearts, resetting and realigning us for the Glory upon us.
Before walking in a new level of fruitfulness, God does the deeper work of pruning so we can actually bear MUCH fruit.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. John 15:2
If you observe, there is a loneliness being felt within even as things are beginning to speed up, a lot of things and people are being pruned away. But this loneliness is an indication that we are on the narrow road of experiencing greater kingdom manifestation.
It is not a season to doubt all the incredible prophecies upon The Body, but it is a time to embrace the work of God and actually praise Him for the foundation he is strengthening in us.
I had this heavenly encounter in which I saw a Christian, and I saw a lady profusely demanding encouragement from this Christian. Instead of standing and ministering to her, I saw him run away but the more he ran, the more the demands were upon him.
On the road to his home people were looking for him all over, some were even waiting for him at his home but this Christian’s heart was in fear.
Coming out of this encounter, the Holy Spirit led me to Zechariah 8:20-22
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also. Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.Zechariah 8:20-22
And while praying I had this word encounter;
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. Psalms 89:34-35
Then The LORD said to me “Say to My BODY, ‘Fear not but only believe, trust my word and believe my prophets.
For I have spoken through them, I have multiplied visions and have used similitudes to strengthen your faith in my word. This is the hour of the great restoration.
My power has arisen and the nations are willing, do not be afraid but hear the nations say ‘Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts.’
Yes, many people and strong nations are coming to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
Enlarge your hearts, enlarge your Coasts, stand! fear not and receive the great harvest.
My word is my oath, My word is my covenant, I AM My WORD. I do not change, therefore you will not be put to shame.’ ”
Blessings in Christ, Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua Living hill Christian Church
The kingdom of God has it’s own dynamics at variance with the operation of man’s thoughts. God chooses to defy natural expectations and fulfil his thoughts in ways contrary to our natural way of thinking.
Our journey is to unify the thoughts of our natural minds with the thoughts of the Spirit resident in us. As we do this, there is always a spark of light to us from the light of God, and we become fruitful outwardly through this unification.
How do we do this? We sow, we keep on sowing, we faithfully sow and yet after the sowing, there is still a waiting period where no man knows how the harvest is going to come about. Here man has no power, he knows not how but God owns the how and does it how and when he wants it.
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. Mark 4:26-27
This is what the apostle Paul related to the church at Corinth, he did the planting and Apollos did the watering but only God has the power to give yield;
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7
God does this so that the excellency of the power might be all of him, and hence, promotes dependence on Him, thereby destroying faith in the arm of the flesh.
There are those that have been faithfully sowing into their lives and into the lives of others in the assignments God has given them. These ones have been expecting the increase, sleeping and rising night and day, waiting to see God give the breakthroughs;
In an encounter with the LORD, I saw a Christian, he had been labouring for a long time in God’s vineyard even though things weren’t moving according to his own timing and expectations.
As he was faithfully sowing still, I saw the Lord appear to him and I heard him say these words to him, “The little favor you have received is a door opener to the major breakthrough that has come upon you, what is coming in the next three months will exceed your expectations”
When I came out of this encounter, The Holy Spirit Led me to Ephesians 3:20-21
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
Then The WORD appeared to me saying, “Say to my Body ‘I cannot be mocked, you have kept the word of my patience, you have sown and now you are breaking forth into your unprecedented increase.
keep glorifying The LORD, for in the next three months I AM exceeding your expectations, you are breaking through and overflowing with abundant provision for my assignments.
I AM doing abundantly above all you have asked or imagined according to My Power in you.’ ”
Blessings in Christ, Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua Living Hill Christian Church
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It is a wonderful moment indeed, the Lord is doing a great work in many of us right now.
There is an emptying of our trophies and counting of our medals as dung and embracing the simple but all encompassing, all satisfying and unspeakable inheritance, which is The Person of Jesus Christ.
With eyes fixed on Christ our inheritance, the changes in the season are becoming immaterial and the reality of the kingdom is steadily surfacing.
The season may be chaotic but there is a greater kind of grace The LORD is pouring out upon The Body even now ;
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw this vision of a Christian, he a had a heart for the truth and desired that the kingdom be planted in the hearts of men.
Then I saw a lady come to this Christian with so much affection, seeking to know the way of the Lord and I saw this Christian expound Romans 8:9 to the woman that the Spirit must be in you for you belong to The LORD.
“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.”
Then I saw this Christian pray and lay hands on this woman and I saw the Spirit come upon her with power and she fell under the power of God.
This Christian prayed for her again but this time he only needed to touch her hand and she still fell under the power of God.
Then as he intended praying for her the third time, I saw the Power of God overshadow her from a distance and she was totally shaking as she struggled to approach him.
Coming out of this encounter, The Spirit led me to the story of Isaac in Genesis 26. In a time of famine where the options were to run from sowing for fear of no yield and to look to other nations for provision, God told Isaac to not fear, to not run but to sow because it was not a matter of the season but a matter of God with him,
and when he did we are told; Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: Genesis 26:12-13
Then The LORD Said; “Say to My Body, ‘I have times and seasons in My Hands and I say this is your season of sowing and reaping the superabundance.
I have poured out My exceeding Grace upon you and you are waxing great, going forward, growing and becoming very great in the demonstration of My Power, Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding and Love.’ ”
Blessings in Christ; Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua Living Hill Christian Church April 21, 2020