Speaking In The Tongues of Angels

1 Corinthians 13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
THIS IS A STARTLING INSIGHT! PAULS SAYS though we speak in the tongues of men and of Angels. Wao!

The tongues of men are natural languages of men that we speak either through our learning or supernaturally by the spirit of God.
While the tongues of Angels are angelic language given to us by God; this language is richer in its powers of expression, it is deeper in its communication. That is why when you pray in tongues for long you come out satisfied. When you praise God in tongues, you come out sure that you fully expressed yourself to Him. This language is not bound by man’s senses, it is not limited like the languages of men. It is an esoteric language beyond the comprehension and articulation of men. Paul said “it cannot be uttered in articulate speech”.

Notice that Paul said “though I speak in the tongues of men and of angels”. That means it is possible for us to speak with the tongues of angels.
That is what happens when we are filled with the Holy Ghost; automatically we receive the ability to speak with the tongues of angels.
That is why it doesn’t make sense to humanity what we are speaking. Some people call it gibberish, others call it nonsense. It doesn’t matter what they call it, IT IS THE TONGUES OF ANGELS!
You must understand that God gave us this tongue of angels so we can use it massively and on purpose whenever we pray and praise Him.
This tongue of angels helps us in expressing ourselves to the fullest in our prayers and praises to God.

There is nothing on this side of heaven to be compared to this beautiful, special, and wonderful gift of the tongue of angels. This tongue of angels elevates our communication with God!
With more usage and mastery of this esoteric language, your life becomes richer, deeper, and more exciting!
This gift is available to every Believer. Receive the blessed Holy Spirit and this exciting gift will be yours.

If you have not received the Blessed Holy Spirit, lift up your hands now.
Now receive ye the Holy Ghost! In Jesus Blessed and wonderful Name!
Now begin to speak in that esoteric language.
Use it on purpose and win, win, and win!

Enjoy!

God Bless you richly!

Put Your Name on It

1 Corinthians 12

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
IN THIS CHPATER WE ARE INTRODUCED TO THE GIFTS OF THE Spirit. These gifts are a total of nine in number.
There are the power gifts which comprise of gift of faith, working of miracles, and gifts of healings.
Then you have the knowing gifts which comprise of word of wisdom, word of knowledge, and discernment of spirits.
Finally you have the utterance gifts of prophecy, divers kinds of tongues and the interpretation of tongues.
These gifts are spiritual enablement manifest the supernatural.

These gifts are given as the Spirit wills.
But notice that there is no one’s name in the list of these gifts. It simply says to one is given, to another is given…..
So do not discount yourself.

When you read this chapter, put your name on it.
Anyone can manifest any, a group of, or all of these gifts.
Reach out, desire these gifts and earnestly covet them.

I see you function in these gifts!

God bless you richly with many blessings.

For This Cause

1 Corinthians 11

30 For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
THIS MUST HAVE ASTOUNDED Paul THE APOSTLE.
In writing to this Corinthians, he points out that they are in error when it comes to the way they participated in the Lord’s table.
He made it clear that their wrong attitude and behaviour in participating in the Lord’s table was causing them harm.
Infact he points out that this is the reason many (not few) of them were weak, sick and even sleep (die).
We then ask, what then is “this cause”?

The “this cause” is unveiled to us in the previous verse, that is verse 29. “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”
Notice that he says “he that eateth and drinketh unworthily”.
To eat the element of the Lord’s table unworthily means partaking of it in an improper and irreverent manner. Remember that when ever this Brethren gathered it was rambunctious and a fighting over food.

They fought over who got what during their love feast and then carried that attitude into the observance of the Lord’s table. As a result, they partook of the Lord’s table irreverently.
And because they are partaking of it irreverently, they are not discerning properly that it was more that crackers and wine. They were not discerning that what they are observing was a command from the Lord. They are not discerning that by observing the Lord’s table, they are shewing forth the Lord’s death until He comes.
As a result of this, they are not releasing and taking advantage of the Blessing and power of the Lord’s table.

Though weak, sick and dying, when they partake of the Lord’s table, they still remain weak, sick and die.
No, participating in the Lord’s table is supposed to reverse these things.

Always observe the Lord’s table with proper reverence, and you will unleash the power in it.

God bless you richly.

Choose Gratitude

1 Corinthians 10

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
MURMUERS HAVE NO FUTURE IN THE KINGDOM of God and generally in life.
The life of a murmurer is hard, bitter, and extremely difficult.

In our text today, we are instructed not to murmur as others did; and the consequence of their murmuring is that they were destroyed by the destroyer.
It shows that when people murmur, they open themselves up to the destroyer.
This is a very serious matter. God hates murmuring. And murmuring opens people up to the destroyer.

Murmuring is ingratitude gone to seed. It means there is nothing to be grateful for.
Instead of murmuring, choose gratitude. Choose to be a grateful person. Find the things that will cause you to be grateful.
Gratitude is an amazing force that can turn failure to success; it can turn defeat to victory.

God wants us to be grateful in life. He wants us to be thankful for the opportunities, and privileges that we have.
I noticed that God is very disappointed when we don’t give thanks, when we are not grateful.
When our Lord Jesus healed the ten lepers in the Book of Luke, only one came to give thanks.

When the Master saw only one person come to give thanks, Jesus answering said, “Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.”
Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
That signifies He was expecting all of them to come back and thank Him!

Make a decision to confront life as a grateful person.
Gratitude is a choice, make that decision today to always be grateful not only to God, but also to every one that crosses you path.
Gratitude will put you over, and bring restoration into your life.

Be grateful!

God bless you richly!

The Place of Discipline

1 Corinthians 9

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
PAUL IS MAKING AN ALLUSION TO THE FACT that when men strive for mastery in a thing they become temperate in all things.
In the same way, he argues, we should be temperate in all things.

Yes we may have many liberties; we may have many rights and privileges in Christ, but we must not always use them all because we have to reach the unsaved, and lift up the weaker Brethren among us.
This tells us the quality of this man and the things that were important to him.

Paul was so obsessed with reaching people for the Master that he became all things to all men.
He lived a very disciplined life.
It is important to know that without a life of discipline, a life of restraint, people will not achieve their goals.
Life doesn’t just happen!
Success doesn’t just happen!

Men discipline themselves in this world to obtain a corruptible crown; why shouldn’t we discipline ourselves in order to obtain an incorruptible crown?
The incorruptible crown Paul is talking about is not heaven. He is talking about the rewards due us when we get to heaven.
When we get to heaven we will be rewarded for the way we lived our lives for the Master here, and the way we carried out His instructions and the expansion of His kingdom.

You have to discipline yourself to give financially towards the gospel. You have to discipline yourself to pray for the advancement of the gospel. You have to discipline yourself to win souls and establish those souls in the kingdom. You have to discipline yourself to attend church and cell meetings regularly. You have to discipline yourself to read the Bible. You have to discipline yourself to fast. You have to discipline yourself to meditate on the word.

Our lives here are temporary. That is why Paul is saying we should be very temperate in all things here in order to obtain an incorruptible crown. Our eyes must be set on that incorruptible crown. We are really living for those rewards. And nothing should make us not to reach the goal of obtaining the crown.

The key to obtaining this crown is discipline, temperance.

God bless you richly!

Use Your Liberty Wisely

1 Corinthians 8

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
LIBERTY IS A PRECIOUS GIFT THAT we have under the dispensation of grace. Unlike under the law, where there were restrictions of what to wear, eat, drink and go.
Under the law, the adherents could not visit the homes of Gentiles; they could not eat certain foods; they had to pray in a certain manner and wear certain clothing. They had to worship in certain places e.g. temples and synagogues.
Under grace all such have been done away with. Paul said that under grace, food does not commend us to God. Under grace we are at liberty to wear what we like. Under grace we are at liberty to pray anywhere and at all times. Under grace we are to worship anywhere (I even used a beer parlor for church services once).
We have so much liberty in the New Testament that the Old Testament saints will never agree that with such liberty we can be committed to God.

In our text today, Paul is simply telling us that yes we have liberty but we should not let our liberty become a stumbling block for others.
He is saying that you should be considerate of others in the way you discharge, exercise and utilize your liberty. For instance even though you are free to wear anything, there are still some things you can’t wear for the sake of others. You cannot wear necklaces with satanic symbols (even though such things are powerless to you). Brethren and others will think you are an occultist; why don’t you have the necklace remolded into something more neutral and acceptable.

Don’t let the way you use your liberty be the very reason, others stay away from Christ.
It is amazing how Paul maintains that we should inconvenience ourselves for the cause of Christ. He must have known for sure that we will be eventually rewarded for all we do for the cause of the Master. As a result no present inconvenience can compare to the overwhelming reward that will be due us.

Use your liberty to advance the gospel and not to hinder the faith of others.

God bless you richly!

Power of Righteousness

1 Corinthians 7

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
PAUL THE APOSTLE HAS SO MUCH CONFIDENCE IN THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT A CHILD OF GOD possesses.
In our text, he is talking to those that were married as unbelievers before they came to the Lord.
I must point out the Lord does not allow a Believer to be married to an unbeliever. He calls it unequal yoking. Light and darkness cannot marry. It will not work!

In the case before us they were already married before one of them came to the Lord. Paul is saying when one of them comes to the Lord, the one that is saved should not seek to separate from her spouse if the spouse wants them to stay married. But if the spouse doesn’t want to continue because the other person is saved, then the Believing spouse should exit the marriage. This is a very clear instruction.

In the case before us, both spouses have decided to stay married, in this case then Paul is telling us the power of righteousness to sanctify the other spouse. I must point out that sanctification here does not mean salvation. The unsaved spouse must believe the gospel for him or herself and be saved.

What Paul is telling us here is that the unsaved spouse will be set apart by God because of their relationship with their saved spouse. Now it will be easier for them to be saved. They will be living with a saved person, seeing the evidence of Christ’s transformation in their spouse firsthand. The very presence of God will rest upon their house and as a result upon even the unsaved spouse and their children.
As a result, this unsaved spouse is set apart and marked by God. All because of the presence of their saved spouse.
In the Old Testament under the Law, the priests and the people were easily contaminated by things. But in the New Testament, the life of the Believer “contaminates” everything he comes in contact with.

The Believer is of a life giving spirit. He is the effulgence of god’s glory. The pulsating life of God is resident in his spirit. In the old testament, the priest could not touch the dead or they will be defiled; but in the new testament, we are commanded to raise the dead.

We are life givers and anything that hails from us is sanctified unto God.
God bless you richly!

The Life of The Believer

1 Corinthians 6

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
THIS GIVES YOU THE MINDSET OF THE APOSTLE PAUL. He believes that the Believer is superior to the Unbeliever. He believes that as children of God we are beyond this world. This world does not know nor understand us.
Remember that the Master said that we are the light of the world. If we are the light, it means that the world is in darkness. How then can darkness judge or settle matters pertaining to light.
Paul is really deeply angry at the fact that believers are quarreling among themselves and going to unbelievers to settle for them in the courts. He said it is wrong!

His insistence is that the least child of God can settle any issues between believers.
In the house of God, sometimes husband and wife can have issues, business men can have issues, brethren can have issues on different matters; Paul says no matter the issue, it should be brought before the church. And whatever the church decides should be final for the child of God. He has no spiritual right to involve the police, or judiciary of this world in matters concerning another Believer.
This is why being in church and being under a Pastor is crucial. Whenever a child of God is not under the authority of his pastor, they will live carelessly.

Naturally speaking, there is nothing wrong in seeking redress in the natural legal system. But when it involves another child of God, you should never do it.
Paul said it is better for you to take wrong (that means suffer wrong), or be defrauded.
By going to the world to seek redress, you cast aspersions on the gospel. You bring shame on the gospel; you bring disrepute to the Name of Christ; you make the enemies of the gospel to mock the gospel; by doing that you help them justify their denial of the gospel as a positive force to reckon with.

Paul said it is better to suffer wrong than to go to the law.
The church is able to handle these matters between Brethren. And what the church says should be final for every child of God. If you are not satisfied with the judgment of the church, you can plead your case before God and not before the world!
The life that Jesus brought for us is not a religion; it is a way of life.

Success is not necessarily the ownership of things but living life as God has instructed us. As we live our lives as God has instructed us, we will experience His peace and joy. And will be rewarded for living for Him.

He will bless you greatly as you live to honor Him

God bless you richly!