Program: Lekki Soul Centre (LSC)
Date: Wednesday, 12th April 2023
1. "And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me" (Luke 24:44). All the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation have one thought and mind. The Lord in His wisdom orchestrated the arrangement of the Scripture the way it is so that we can have a wholesome judgment. True apostolic spirit has the strength to see Jesus from all Scriptures.
2. God dealt with and prepared men upon whom His Spirit would rest to write the Scriptures. Moses, who wrote the law (Genesis to Deuteronomy), was not an ordinary man. The Lord dealt with him for forty years in the wilderness, to remove what Jane Lead called the “impurity of the natural mind”. God purified his mind to the degree that he could take the new order of worship ‒ the pattern of the tabernacle worship. All the arrangement of the tabernacle, the offering and sacrifices, the wisdom of holy days, the seven feasts of the Lord, the clothing of the priests, the furniture etc., are all Scriptures; and Moses fetched doctrine from them (Deut. 32:2).
3. David was also raised to write the book of Psalms. The Holy Ghost, who is the Spirit of Scriptures or the Spirit of truth hardly comes upon people in Old Testament times because it requires a discipline of learning a lifestyle compatible for that Spirit to rest. However, the Spirit rested mightily upon David. Most of his Psalms are Messianic. The Lord purified his vessel (soul) for the Spirit of truth to rest on him at the level of Christ and the level of everlasting life; this was so that he could pen down things that would be a roadmap for the New Testament generation. Prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea, etc., were people who found favour to prophesy Scriptures. They might not have had the full understanding, but they had measures of understanding which gave them a ground to prophesy.
4. The hallmark of a true apostle is one who is able to unveil the person of Christ from the book of Moses, the Psalms, the Scriptures of the prophets and through the eyes of the other apostles. The things we are hearing are not cunningly devised fables; it is our inheritance to understand them. We need to resolve this in our minds so that we do not hedge ourselves out while they are being ministered. This is why Satan attacks our hunger; he wants us to be hedged out of what God is saying. Every saint has the capacity to understand what God is saying. To believe otherwise is to have lost already.
5. “This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,  His legs of iron, his feet part of iron.” (Dan. 2:32-33). Some of the things Daniel saw were prophecies ‒ some have occurred while others are still occurring. While the Lord is speaking of the end (Dan. 12:4), there is wisdom for salvation in what is being said. As taught by God’s servant, Reverend Kayode Oyegoke, the image typified in Daniel 2:32-33 was the negative expression. The positive side has the head of gold referring to the Most Holy Place. The arms and the breast of silver speak of the Holy Place, the belly and thighs of brass speak of the Outer Court, while the feet speak of dimensions outside the Outer Court. All these refer to spiritual locations that we ought to journey into.
6. “And wheresoever the children of men dwell,… and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.” (Dan. 2:38). What is referred to as “gold” is a kind of man. As such, the different parts of the image Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream are also different kinds of men. Nebuchadnezzar was the full embodiment of gold. In Daniel 3, he built an image of gold and commanded men all over the world to worship it; he was that image. Satan built him with wisdom, knowledge and judgment, and also exalted him. God also allowed it because He had an interest in that project; this was why Daniel acknowledged that it is God who sets one king up and brings another down (Dan. 2:21). The Lord permitted the sprouting of one kingdom after another, for the purpose of confronting them and bringing them down. Daniel was very instrumental because God was also raising him.
7. When God raises apostles, He commends wisdom to them. God gave Paul wisdom (2 Pet. 3:15). This is not a wisdom that is learnt; it is one that the Spirit presses out. This wisdom is the ability to press out counsel in a manner that makes one grasp (or trap) life in thoughts.
8. The Lord is bringing wisdom and secrets to make us “golden”. To be everlasting is to be “golden” after the order of Jesus. To be “brass” and “silver” is to be Christ. “Brass” typifies the Outer Court. The things in the Outer Court are chiefly brass ‒ the brazen laver, the brazen altar. One who is in the Outer Court and has taken all the dealings of God for that realm is a “life-being”. Such a person’s mind and heart have trapped and lived a life via the wisdom of the Outer Court. The wisdom of the Outer Court is faith (Hab. 2:4).
9. The pure milk of the word can be likened to “iron”. When this milk is adulterated, it can be likened to “iron mixed with clay” ‒ that is, the judgment of what milk is but with an earthly sense. Such a state typifies one who is not looking up to God – one who is not yet having his gaze strengthened towards the tabernacle for God’s sake only. Such a person uses milk for mixed operations ‒ for God and also for earthly things. The milk of the word in its purest form would give life in a small measure. However, this life is void of the law of life. The pure milk of the word ‒ faith towards God, repentance from dead works, doctrine of baptisms, laying on of hands, eternal judgment, and resurrection of the dead (Heb. 6:1-2) – are doctrines that can break “earth” out of the soul. When pure milk is taken consistently till one reaches the end of it, one would reach the foundation called Christ.
10. The real work begins in Christ. However, when heaven brings sincere milk to a person prior to the Outer Court and also brings dealings and arrangements around such a one, repentance follows. This repentance is what will foster a resolve toward God, which is faith towards God. It will also bring measures of understanding for the purifying of the soul.
11. (Romans 8:1-6). “Life and peace” is “bronze and silver”. When God gave Moses the commandment, God intended that through that law the brass of Satan in the children of Israel – which is sin – will be broken (Ps. 107:16). But the law of Moses could not accomplish that. However, the law that is in Christ Jesus, which is the preaching of Christ, broke the gates of brass by destroying sin in the flesh (Rom. 8:3). The law of life and peace in Christ is what will defeat sin and death. Sin is anything that is not of faith (Rom. 14:23).
12. When the workings of the law of life are perfected in a man, such a man would gain life or righteousness. This law is a secret that the Lord needs to raise people in the Church, just like He raised Paul. A man who uses this law of life will be free from the powers of sin. Sin is first an understanding, which when it sits in a man, determines how such a man walks (lives). When one is being made to see or understand faith, sin as an understanding is being purged from such a one. As this takes place gradually, a demand is placed on such a person to obey faith (Rom. 16:26). Obeying faith is walking by faith. When one is walking by faith, he is said to be “living”. As the soul lives, it comes into the strength of being able to oscillate with the person of Christ – having the ability to think His thoughts and walk His walks.
13. The law of life is the means through which we are washed from the wisdom of this world and taught how to sacrifice by obeying the doctrine of Christ in the measure of the Outer Court. One who uses this law properly becomes a Levite in the Outer Court of heaven. Through the leading of the Spirit, such a one knows what to do; failure to live accordingly translates to sin (Jam. 4:17). After a period, a soul that is a Levite can move further into the Holy Place where more light is given. The light of the seven golden candlesticks (in the Holy Place) would begin to teach him in order to enable him to eat the bread of Christ (peace).
14. The Outer Court is for separation while the Holy Place is for sanctification. The latter is where the laws of this world ‒ the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life ‒ are killed. When a man has fully obeyed the teaching of Christ – which deals with ambition and purges one of evil eyes by reason of the operation of the seven eyes (menora) – such a man would come into a state where he is at peace with God.
15. On the positive side, the image King Nebuchadnezzar saw typifies our salvation journey. Jesus told the Laodecian church, “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire…” (Rev. 3:18); this means Jesus is a seller of “gold” because He is "golden". His bride is also golden (Ps. 45:13). One who is golden is a wealthy man; the riches of God are fully demonstrated in such a man.
16. (Isa. 13:12). A man who is more precious than gold, is one who is better when compared to the gold of the earth. Satan is also "golden". A man that natural wealth, money and earthly gold can still tempt is not yet “better than gold”. However, when God has perfected His own "golden" state out of this generation, we would see men who would cast disdain on the wealth/gold of this world. The nature and standing of such men cannot be corrupted because they are enduring. Even the angels would acknowledge them to be better, as they did to our Lord (Heb. 1:6).
17. To be “golden” is to be incorruptible. It is to be a people who cannot be influenced by the corruption that is in the world. God is going to raise “gold” all over the earth; this is how the gold of Satan will fail. The elites and the bright minds of this world who are seats and footstools for evil spirits will see believers and be taken in awe. We must pray that God will make us golden. We must trust God that at whatever level of the curriculum we are presently (be it brass or silver), we would be tried and purified, without dross, earth or impurities.