RAPTURING FAITH (PART 6)

Introduction:

"BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, THAT YE MAY PROVE WHAT IS THAT GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE, AND PERFECT WILL OF GOD" (Rom.12:2). Apostle Paul said: "Be renewed in the spirit of your mind". (Ephe.4:23).

The enemy's last battle-ground is against the mind, to keep worldly and evil thoughts in the saints. Why? Because the mind is to be the control center for translative propulsion! Do you want to go in the rapture? You must be renewed in the spirit of your mind! I pray that your eyes of understanding be opened as you read this rapturing faith part 6.

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THE MIND OF CHRIST

"The foundation of God standeth sure". (2Tim.2:19).

In my previous writings, I have presented fundamental principles which we have always applied to specific areas; and that these same fundamental issues are what we must apply to produce rapturing faith. For instance, the Lord asked the apostles after calming the raging sea: "Where is your faith?" (Lk.8:25 ). Faith is a fundamental principle. However, in which areas of our life do we apply faith? This is the key issue.

For salvation from sin, it is faith in Christ. For healing of our body, it is faith in God's word. For overcoming poverty and meeting our physical needs, faith is necessary in the promises of God. For overcoming death and going up in the rapture, "the just shall live by faith!" You see now that all things about the life which we are called to live in Christ require various degrees or applications of the same fundamental principles.

In Rapturing faith part 5, I wrote about keeping instruction diligently, and also trusting that God will not fail. These two words, "instruction" and "trust", are fundamental principles of the christian walk. I applied them to the inter-galactic transportation for which the Lord is preparing the saints in rapture. Therefore "instruction" and "trust" become important in rapturing faith.

In this part 6, I will talk on another principle from the bible verse that says we should renew our mind and also that we must have the mind of Christ, to teach the power the Lord wants to build into our mind. Our mind will finally become the control center for casting abroad God's force to push back the enemy, and finally to propel us into translative transportation -- at the speed of our thought.

The anointing to translate will finally control the mind that has been perfected in the Lord's holiness. No wonder the Lord said "Be ye perfect even as your father which is in heaven is perfect".

I was in a vision one morning and the Father was sitting by my side. Playing on the ground nearby was one chicken. Suddenly, right before our eyes, a big bird of prey, perhaps a kite, sweeps down from the sky with its claws to kill the chicken. When the Kite was about 7 feet from this chicken, the Lord passed his mind into my mind and I heard myself saying, in my mind, "Don't do that! It's evil!" A panic struck the kite and it turned around and fled in fear, giving up its pursuit.

When I woke up that morning the Lord told me: "Behold I have given you the power (in my mind) to cast forth the force of God that will resist evil". Since that day, I have seen torments knocked off and tormenting spirits cast out by sheer force of the Holy Ghost from my mind. This is the type of force God refered to when he asked Job "Hast thou an arm like God?" (Job 40:9). "Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath and behold everyone that is proud and abase him. Look on everyone that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place." (Job 40:11).

The power of the mind is wielded by whichever spirit walks with you. "Enoch walked with God and he was not for God took him!" If the spirit that walks with you is God, He is only to save, to deliver, and to rule over the affairs of men and nations in the spirit, as it is written: "And he that overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. (And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers) even as I received of my father)" (Rev. 2:26-27) "THEY SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON " (Rev.12:5).

Be warned that satanic people use the same mind-wish to send their evil agents on errand in witchcraft. So if your mind is full of wrath and hatred, and evil wishes for people, the devil is controlling your mind and you need deliverance.

"In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God. Neither he that loveth not his brother".(1Jn.3:10). But if you have the mind of Christ and you humble yourself, the Lord will anoint your mind to produce a mighty force which can knock off diseases and push away satanic forces. We are in a warfare. This is why God is decking men with such power at this time of the end. Even if the devil sneaks around behind you to whisper an evil thought, the goodness of God, which fills your heart, will reject the thought immediately and you will not do evil with your mind as the word of God abides in you.

You can now realize why the Lord Jesus said "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." (Mat.5: 44). We must fully abide in the word and let the word abide in us. Or else how do you expect the Lord to open your spirit to such power, that whatever you wish should immediately take effect in the spirit, when your heart is full of hate for some folks contrary to the word?

"WHOSOEVER HATED HIS BROTHER IS A MURDERER! AND YE KNOW THAT NO MURDERER HAS ETERNAL LIFE ABIDING IN HIM". (1Jn.3:15)

I was at work in my office one afternoon. The colleague in the next office was being tormented by cold and he was sneazing really hard at one point, almost seven times in a row. He just couldn't stop. From my seat, without opening my mouth, I simply said in my mind "leave him alone, devil!" When I said that, immediately, the sneazing stopped and the cold just disappeared at the peak of its rage and the man was delivered.

When our mind is anointed by the Holy Ghost , there is power to push back the devil with an inaudible word. Indeed, the energy of the Spirit in his "groanings which cannot be uttered" is now being materialized in us by the Holy Ghost when our mind is anointed as I am describing. (Rom.8:26).

Remember in my earlier literatures I pointed out that the Lord is building up the saints so that we can live in the realm of the spirits and partake in the galactic trasportation system when we are raptured, at the speed of our "thought". Behold our thoughts are processed in our mind! No wonder the devil's last battle ground is in our mind so that we could not tap into God-ordained systems which we need for the final uplift. It's like someone who has an airline ticket but the enemy put a lot of traffick hold-up on the road to the airport so that one can miss the flight. There is a fixed time for takeoff, and you want to be ready at the airport, and not be caught up in a traffick problem.

By the force of the anointing in our mind, which has joined to the mind of Christ, we shall propel ourselves, by the Holy Ghost, into the spectrum of inter-galactic travel to wherever we wish. Now, Christ is the door! Any man that goes aside to learn mind-power from the metaphysical or other religious group goes through the false door which does not and cannot lead to the rapture of the saints. Neither can the agents of the devil show any goodness because the devil does not implement anything good.

The Lord Jesus said: "VERILY,VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, I AM THE DOOR OF THE SHEEP. ALL THAT EVER CAME BEFORE ME ARE THIEVES AND ROBBERS, BUT THE SHEEP DID NOT HEAR THEM. I AM THE DOOR: BY ME IF ANYMAN ENTER IN, HE SHALL BE SAVED, AND SHALL GO IN AND OUT AND FIND PASTURE! THE THIEF COMETH NOT BUT FOR TO STEAL, AND TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY. I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY." (Jn.10:7-10).

Therefore, don't go through the wrong door! Stay with Jesus! Seek more of Jesus! Be zealous for his power. (Rev.3:17-19). Also, submit to the basic principles of the word! Every word of the Lord is to be obeyed. The Lord said: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." (Mat.5: 44). We must fully abide in the word and let the word abide in us. If you expect the Lord to open your spirit to such power, that whatever you wish should immediately take effect in the spirit, your heart must forgive and love, all the time, rather than hate. (Mat.6:15).

We are going to use our mind to form or wish a thought which the Holy Ghost will use to propel us into the translative spectrum. The more reason why our mind must be purified and rest in Jesus, the word of God, at all times.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." (Isa.26:3). The bible has a lot to say about keeping our mind pure for the Lord's use. This rapturing faith series is simply pointing out the greater utilization of our mind yet to come from the Lord. Therefore the basic principle of keeping the mind free from evil thoughts and wrath, where Holy Ghost does not dwell, is very important.

The mind is the laboratory of our spirit for processing ideas. Remember in Daniel chapter 2, the thought came to Nebuchadnezzar upon his bed. Yet God responded to his thought by bringing a vision to him overnight.

"Daniel answered in the presence of the king and said ...As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what shall come to pass hereafter; and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass". (Dan.2:27-29). This should warn you that God is particularly concerned with our thoughts and what we do with our mind, whether we can execute the thought or not. "God trieth the heart and reins" (Psa.7:9, Jer.17:9-10, Rev.2:23).

Remember also that Lucifer's downfall was by a purpose first in his heart which formed in his mind. (Isa.14:12-15) . "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of congregation, in the sides of the north; ... Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit".

Actually when your spirit speaks, it appears in your mind as a thought or an idea. However if other spirits speak from the outside to you, it also appears to your physical body as thoughts that come to you. (Eze.38:10).

Thoughts from outside enter through the mind and if you welcome them and accepts them, they go to be in your heart as your idea or your understanding. Therefore as the scriptures said: "keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life" (Prov.4:23).

DO NOT EXPECT EVIL
Another form of evil thought which we must guard against is the thought that people entertain when they watch for the fulfillment of prophecies.

Remember that "Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen". (Heb.11:1). Expectation is the exercise of faith. Should you then be expecting evil?

Suppose a minister prophezied that a nation will be torn apart by civil war. Years passed by and nothing happened. Then suddenly, there is political upheaval in that nation. While other concerned saints are praying for the upheaval to subside, this minister will find it hard to join in the prayer because his heart is expecting the trouble to escalate, and for the nation to break apart. The minister can only be justified of it if he is the one who prayed for the evil to occur as a chastisement of the people, as Elijha the prophet called for famine on Israel. Otherwise the devil who is the accusser of the brethren, can point to you that you agreed with him to bring the evil to pass.

As I pondered on this topic, the Lord reminded me of Prophet Jonah. Did not the Lord rebuke Jonah for wishing evil to the Ninevites though they repented after hearing Jonah's prophecy? (Nineveh's pardon was contrary to Jonah's desire!). I believe that holy people should not delight in iniquity because "love rejoiceth not in iniquity" (1Cor.13:6). If your heart is filled with the expectation of an evil report, how then can the Lord anoint your mind to be used by him to "have whatsoever your spirit saith"? The scripture says "we are the salt of the earth". Also it says: "Only He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall the wicked be revealed". (2 Thes.2:7-8). Therefore the saints should continue to resist all the evils which the devil will bring to the world until the saints are taken away in the rapture.

For instance, Abraham prayed and interceeded for Sodom because his nephew, Lot, was living there. Perhaps the Lord kept us on the earth for this long to postpone the tribulation. "It is not the will of the Lord that any should perish but that all should come to repentance". Therefore we ought to have the mind of Christ, "So that thou mayest be justified when thou speaketh and be clear when thou judgest". (Psa.51:4).

For another example, Moses interceeded for the Israelites when God spake of destroying them and starting all over with Moses: "Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them, and I will make of thee a great nation." (Ex.32:10-14). But Moses interceeded for them.

Have you considered that some of those visions and dreams or prophecies we receive may serve to test our own heart and mind about how well we can interceed for a people that are off the right road of salvation? How much of the mind of Christ do we have? If your heart and mind is not ready, the Lord will not bring you up to this spiritual anointing to be able to cast abroad the force of God by your mind. Why? Because, instead of resisting evil, your mind will be helping the devil to fulfill the wickedness. "There is no unrighteousness in God" (Psa.92:15). All of us need to repent, one way or another, of such evil heart which watches for the fulfillment of evil prophecies, and let the Lord cleanse our heart and mind. (Prov.20:9). "These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are abomination unto him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imagination, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren" (Prov.6:16-19).

To keep our minds pure therefore, we must mind the things of God (Rom.8:5,7). Until Christ took control, there were desires of the flesh and of the mind that overwhelmed us day and night. (Ephe.2:3). When we allow the Lord to control our thoughts by the word, and our mind is anointed, we come to the realm of faith whereby "we shall have whatsoever we saith". We shall be able to control the elements by our sheer mind. This is needful because it is the same mind which the Lord will deck with anointing to be used to propel the saints into the inter-galactic transportation system by translation. Therefore as the scriptures said "be renewed in the spirit of your mind (Ephe.4:23), (2Tim.1:7), (Heb.8:10).

Apostle Paul summarized what to exercise our mind upon in his statement thus: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS". (Phil.4:8).

May the Lord guide your heart to always resist the bad thoughts; "bless always and curse not". "May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Phil.4:7).

This ministry is given a key by the Lord, in a visitation one morning, which opens the door that can lead the Saints into becoming more spiritual. (Read "Revealed truth" magazine). I pray that many more believers will receive these literatures and be anointed by the Lord to receive the messages therein. If these messages do not mean much to you, perhaps you are NOT tuned to the same frequency in the spiritual things of God for "DEEP CALLETH UNTO DEEP" (Psa.42:7). But you can seek the Lord and search the scriptures to see if these things were so. He that seeketh, findeth! Amen!

Power in Praising God

After I was born again, the Lord laid on my heart to wake up in the night and pray because the devils do a lot of evil while men sleep. Therefore Christians should redeem the time at night. I began by using an alarm clock to wake up at 3AM, so as to pray beside my bed. The Lord gave me insight that I should sing praises first, before prayer. I later found that other ministers have written about this. Since then I have always woken up between 2AM and 5AM to sing praises and to pray.

The Lord delights in such activity which I voluntarily put upon myself. Nowadays, I donot use the alarm clock. On several occasions, the Lord himself had knocked on my bed or my door to rouse me up from sleep, only to wake up and find that no one visible was knocking. You must realize that this happens to be the lifestyle of prophets in the bible. Elisha was reported to be on a mountain top (2Kgs.4:25,27). Elijah also! (2Kgs.1:9). The Lord Jesus himself: "in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of olives" (Lk.21:37). We also read in the scriptures that the Lord Jesus, "in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed" (Mk.1:35). When I meditated on these verses, the Lord made me realize that they were not just having a quiet sleep on the cold mount. But what kind of prayer can take so long - all night??? They were SINGING PRAISES! That will take long: if the Holy Ghost takes over. If you are singing in the spirit, the Holy Ghost can sing all night and you will be edified.

Even King David, who also was a prophet said : "At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgements" (Psa.119:62). Also he said "Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgement" (Psa.119:164). If a king of a nation can step aside seven times a day to sing praises, I was unctioned to meet the challenge; so I began many years ago to step aside from my daily schedule to pray every three hours, (9am,12pm, 3pm, 6pm,9pm), even if only for five minutes. These are the hours of prayer observed by the apostles of the Lord. (Acts. 3:1 "..9th hour" is 3pm).

The Lord delights in every individual effort of his saints towards the furtherance of his kingdom, especially in intercessory prayers. If you have nothing to pray about, pray that you may be accounted worthy to escape all the evils of the end time and to stand before the Lord Jesus; also pray that his kingdom come. You are admonished to pick up these prayer and praise practices as much as you can do, and watch the Lord move you up to higher spiritual heights. Be sure to praise the Lord first in songs, before every prayer, in your hours of prayer, "and let the earth be filled with his praises".

When you sing and pray after the midnight hour, the devils will not like it and they will try to resist you. But because the Lord Jesus delights in it, and he is the head of all principalities and powers, you have nothing to fear. The Lord will come to you to build up your anointing beyond what the devils can resist. "He shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways"(Psa.91:11).

By praising the Lord regularly, you will feel and know that you are really abiding under the shadows of the almighty: that is how to dwell in the secret place of the most high! (Psa. 91:1). We were created to praise and worship Him. Remember God came to Adam in the cool of the day (Gen.3:8). We were made to fellowship with the Lord, one on one, and this is how you do it: by praising him, one on one! "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord" (Psa.150:6). By praising the Lord, gifts of discernment and spiritual dreams shall be your reward from the Lord. You may even be visited by Angels. Listen to this testimony: One morning in 1974, about 5 minutes after I finished singing and went back to my bed, a band of angels appeared in my room. They were like little children. One was pulling at my leg and another was carrying me at my arms. I had clearly a physical visitation because I saw myself on my bed. I spoke to them thus: "Servants of God, let me stand up by myself". That was because I noticed they were trying to carry me up. (Psa. 91:12). It seemed they were speaking another language other than the English I spoke to them. They carried me joyfully to a cool place, like a shaded river-side. Then I saw that they were many who came that morning. They stood in front of me while I was made to sit on the stump of a tree. They stood like a choir in three rows. The smaller children in the front while the taller ones at the back. From human estimate I will say the age of human of their size will be from 8 year-old to about 16 year-old, both boys and girls. The leader was standing besides me carrying a musical instrument which looked like an accordion. I perceived they wanted to sing for me, so I asked them to begin by introducing themselves to me one by one. Throughout, the Lord was monitoring my words lest I say something wrong, since I was then a baby christian. Therefore when I spoke English to them, they paused to receive the interpretation from above before they replied. Yet for the few moments I was in their midst, they were conversing cheerfully among themselves in a language I did not know. When I returned to my bed, Oh, what a melodious song was playing to my ears even for a moment after I returned to my bed.

I tell you, heavenly singers will pay you a visit when you take up the practice to sing to the Lord every night.

(The following is a quote from another minister who wrote about praising the Lord:)

"The SPIRIT OF PRAYER IS FINE BUT ONE SHOULD PRAISE THE LORD MORE OFTEN THAN JUST PRAY. PRAISING THE LORD CREATES MORE FAITH AND THE ANSWER IS QUICKER IN COMING! PRAISING IS A DIMENSION UNKNOWN BY MOST, IT IS THE DIMENSION WHEREIN THE LORD WHIRLS AND STIRS, WHEREIN FEELING OF THE SPIRIT OCCURS! A GROUP PRAISING THE LORD CONSTANTLY WILL CAUSE A REVIVAL TO BREAK FORTH AROUND THEM, IT WILL TURN INTO A DIMENSION OF PROPHECY! THE DIMENSION OF HEALING AND MIRACLES WILL BEGIN TO IGNITE, DEMONS WILL CRY OUT AND FLEE! FEAR AND NERVOUSNESS WILL TRAVEL FROM THEE AS FAST AS LIGHT. TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION WILL TAKE ON A DIMENSION OF REALISM AND WILL STRENGTHEN A CONGREGATION! WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE WILL RUN LIKE A BUBBLING BROOK OF WATER! FAITH WILL LEAP FORTH LIKE A FIRE IN THE FIELD DRIVING TROUBLES AND DISEASES AWAY! THE DISCERNMENT TO SEE GOOD ANGELS AND THE DISCERNMENT TO KNOW EVIL ANGELS WILL BE THY GIFT IN PRAISING HIM!...

PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS ALREADY DONE! IMPORTANT IN THE ART OF FAITH IS THE PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING. ENTER THIS WAY INTO GOD'S PRESENCE; THE POWER TO MOVE ANY OBJECT IS AT THE BIDDING OF THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF PRAISE!" (N.V.F).

There is a relationship between keeping the mind pure and praising the Lord. Praising the Lord will help to focus your mind on the Lord as the Holy Ghost helps you to focus on the words of the songs which you sing to the Lord daily. In a way, it is the exercise that will teach your mind how to concentrate, because it is when you focus on the words of the songs which you are singing to the Lord in praises that your spirit will be edified. If you put such responsibility on yourself, and you are dilligent, like offering your daily sacrifice of praise to him, the Holy Ghost will help you to concentrate on the words of the songs.

Yea, new songs shall you receive, like the psalmist, for the treasury above is inexhaustible for fresh, original songs of praise to the Almighty. BEHOLD I SHOW YOU A MYSTERY: WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, AND YOU FALL OUT OF THE LOOP, WHEN THE ELEMENTS REFUSE TO OBEY YOU, BLESS THE GLORY OF THE LORD IN PRAISES AND YOU WILL BE BACK UNDER HIS GLORY FOR THE ELEMENTS TO OBEY YOU. Yea, the prophets of old recognized the power behind a true worship and personal songs of praise to the Lord; therefore they loved it on the quiet mountains having their all-night fellowship. "God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (Jn.:4:23-24).

We must do the same thing to obtain the same reward: Lo, "ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD AND HE WAS NOT FOR GOD TOOK HIM"; AND A CHARIOT OF FIRE APPEARED AND TOOK ELIJAH AWAY! To go in the rapture, we must also walk the walk which the prophets walked, and please the Lord by keeping watch at night. And behold, He cometh soon! "AND LET THE WHOLE EARTH BE FILLED WITH HIS PRAISES!"

If you are edified by these literatures, please write and let us hear from you. As the Lord said "AND UNTO YOU THAT HEAR SHALL MORE BE GIVEN" (Mk.4:24b).


Bro.Julius Adewumi, Gospel Distribution,