Eternal Glorious Fountain Ministry (EGFM)
Programme: School of the Spirit (SOS)
Date: Thursday, 4th November 2021
Ministering: Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Gen. 1:27). When man was created, God referred to both the male and female as one or as “him”. So “he him” is the same as “he them” and this refers to male and female together. The word “him” here is not the English word for the male gender but for both the male and female together. It means that the male and female moved together as one at creation. In Genesis 2, Eve was inside the man when he was formed and given breath to become a living soul, but she did not have her own separate body. God first formed man before the woman and that is why a woman should submit to a man; it’s because of formation. The man and the woman were both in one body until God decided to bring the woman out of man.
“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Gen. 2:18). God made this statement because the female spirit and soul was still in Adam even after God gave him a body. So God saw that man should have two expressions. “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” (Gen. 2:21-22). We must understand that a woman is beyond the physical rib of a man.
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Gen. 2:23-24). Adam said, “she was taken from me…” not “her body was taken from me”. This means that the rib that was taken was the spirit and soul of the woman. A rib is a bow - it’s not straight. It speaks of something hidden or within and that bows. A bow does not stand erect and it is resting on another. So it means that the woman was resting in the man.
However, when God was removing Eve from Adam, He took that ability to keep life within from the man and gave it to the woman. God gave Eve the responsibility of the womb. Adam used to have it, but he was not designed to carry babies. The woman is the man with the womb, whom a man should woo. The law of scriptures is that men should die for their wives. The women in this ministry should be enjoying because our men should be dying or laying down their lives for them. A man lives by dying for his wife.
The woman was not made directly from the dust of the ground, she was taken from the man. This tells us that it is the responsibility of the head to take things from the raw state and bring it to an appreciable state. So there is a suffering that every man should go through, and that is why the woman should submit themselves to their own husband. Submission is the code of the woman, while love is the code of the man. The commandment God gave to the husband to love his wife is another kind of submission that involves laying down his life for the woman. The woman ought to use the man’s life to rise. We are going to a place where God will resurrect wives when their husbands have laid down their lives.
Our Lord Jesus did the same, He suffered for the wife (the Church) and broke through for her. Jesus suffered for the Church at large, and even went so far for the woman He would marry. However, our Lord Jesus is presently alone but God has promised that he would raise a woman for Him.
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” (Eph. 5:25-27). The person who loved the Church was Christ. Christ needs to wash the wife and present her to Himself as a glorious Church. Christ is able to make the Church holy and without blemish. There is no Church that is born glorious. It can only take Christ to make the Church glorious, and He does this by sanctifying and cleansing her with the water of the word. Christ is the water of the word.
If Christ will present the Church to Himself, it means that the man Christ is more. The one to whom the glorious Church would be presented is the Son of God. The materials or substances of Christ are able to make the Church presentable to the Son of God. However, the provision of the water of the word is not what makes the Church completely glorious. There is a dimension of glory that the Church can come into via the doctrine of Christ, and this is what is referred to as the “glorious Church” in Ephesians 5:27. The phrase “glorious Church” does not refer to a Church that has attained the actual glory of God, but a Church that is emanating some wisdom or glory that is constituted in Christ. The revelation of Christ is also glorious; it’s the lowest glory in the ordinance of God.
“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:14). The “peculiar people” here are the “glorious people” in Ephesians 5:27. It can only take the revelation of Christ to make a people peculiar out of the Church. The one who gave Himself in the above scripture to purify the Church until she becomes peculiar is Christ. The Church is made peculiar to do peculiar things.
“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:15-17). The “good works” here are works that are higher and beyond the cleansing that Christ provides. The cleansing and sanctification that the revelation of Christ provides is to make the Church zealous of these good works. This is when the Church will be presented to a person that is beyond Christ (who is the cleanser).
Christ is able to make the Church peculiar enough to enter into good works. Peculiarity does not begin when you enter the Holy of Holies; you must be peculiar enough to enter the Holy of Holies. The law of charity is a strong power found at the end of the cleansing in the Holy Place; and it is a further cleansing that will make a man presentable for good works. Whosoever has not received all the cleansing in the realm of Christ will not be zealous of good works. Such a one will not be born with the zeal of good works. This tells us that iniquity and sin are attackers of this zeal. The good works here speak of nothing but the promise of God.
The good works are what will make a man or a company of people to be called a people of God. When the children of Israel got to the land of Moab, Balaam was already seeing a people who the wilderness had already cleansed and prepared for the promised land. The journey in the wilderness typified the season of Christ while the plain of Moab typified the charity junction for entering into the promised land.
So the Israeli had developed stature; they had become a people that could enter the promised land. There is a life called the “life of the people” that those who have fully finished Christ are promised to enter - it’s the life of the good works. This life is the promise of everlasting life that those who will not perish should have. However, a man who is handling the commandments of everlasting life is being purified. Such a one will handle or inherit the life after he has been cleansed or purified by its commandments.
Everlasting life is the sure life that will ascertain that you have been totally cleansed. So, everlasting life is the cleansing provision for a Church that has been made glorious by the revelation of Christ. This is because there are certain things that the water of the word cannot deal with but the blood. The purpose of blood is to access God’s glory. So a glorious Church is needed for a glorious life or for glorious works. The removal of iniquity from a man’s life is a glorious thing.
David cried and said, “O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.” (Psalm 25:11). Iniquity is a negatively great thing. Iniquity is a negative glory that needs to be undone from our souls. So you need the glorious things (or good works) of God to undo the glorious works of the devil. What Satan was doing to Cain was too great that he could not resist it. The word “pardon” here does not speak of forgiving obvious offences. David was not just talking about himself; this is a psalm for men who would be journeying into God.
We cannot claim that we do not have iniquity. John said, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8). We must first have Christ as truth, then we go on to have the truth of the Father as truth. So Christ presents a man for the Father or for the Holy of Holies. This presentation is also called the adoption for everlasting life. Everlasting life is the purification provision for those who are already Christ. It’s the purification for those who have been sanctified by Christ.
“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” (1 Peter 1:2-3). These people here have been sanctified, and now going into obedience and cleansing by the blood of Jesus Christ. Sanctification is a freedom from small death, and this is what will lead to being begotten to a lively hope. However, there is also great death that can only be dealt with by the inheritance of the Father.
“To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,” (1 Peter 1:4). This inheritance provides the purification and cleansing required for the attainment of Eternal Life. Incorruptibility is a material of the Most Holy Place. Everything about the Most Holy Place is incorruptible but incorruption also has grades.
This incorruptible inheritance is not something that will be jammed down anyone’s throat; it will need a man’s cooperation or will. You will need your will to accept incorruptible things and allow them to work in your members, then you will gain incorruption. The incorruptible inheritance is a work that is designed against the corruptible. A man must do a work so that he will not perish. The corruptible is also the mystery of iniquity that is already at work. If the light of iniquity increases, men will race more into corruption. Presently, there is not enough light or awareness about the corruptible.
The world is a sphere of corruption but there are high corruptions that are above the world. There are men on earth right now who have gone beyond being worldly. That’s why God is hastening to bring the light of everlasting and Eternal Life. Some men are already tired of the things of this world: a man has already decided to go out of earth to live on other planets. They have seen that there is nothing on earth, so they will begin to build towers towards heaven. They will begin to tangent higher than our space just like Nimrod. That was the sin which called for the flood. Sin is beyond obvious offensives like murder or fornication, but an access to a life other than the life of God. We are in such seasons right now when men will begin to raise towers.
Raising a tower speaks of raising a status above this world. There is a promise of life higher than this world that is coming, and men will go for it. There may not be anything wrong with going to Mars, but there is a quest or a wrong passion in the soul that is taking people to Mars. They are looking for life; they want to become another kind of man. Satan is putting them into a formation, an everlasting cyst that will not allow God to reach them anymore. The everlasting gospel will be a destruction to the lives of men who are set to attain Satan’s life. God is not coming to smile with men; He is coming to destroy so that He can get the attention of men.
We should overcome everything that Satan can do. The works of the devil are beyond this world; they are not yet revealed (1 John 3:8). God is not allowing iniquity to find full expression; He is not letting the devil get his works out until the sons who have overcome those works have been raised. If the devil lets out his works, the whole Church will be swept away and men will begin to doubt the existence of God. There is nothing Satan can do to a man who has overcome his works.
Everlasting life is a cleansing meant for a Christ; it is a regeneration unto a higher life. Many Christians will get to heaven only to painfully realise that they have not done a lot of works. Christ is a work, and the Son of God is a work as well. We are blessed in this generation to be seeing the works of God in scriptures and receiving grace to do them. Satan works as well but instead of doing (his) evil, we are supposed to be zealous unto good works.
We should learn how to use everlasting life to overcome evil. Satan can capture anything earthly just to blind men and get their attention. But God can wrought a work in us, so much that we won’t be moved when we see the great works of Satan. We will be wiser than the dragon. If the gospel of Christ is a wisdom unto salvation, then salvation is a higher or superior wisdom. Salvation is a wisdom for undefilement, or for inheriting incorruptibility and that will keep you from fading away. Salvation is our preservation unto Eternal Life.
Our Lord Jesus was formed to the uttermost and He is alone in Eternal Life. This is why God is bringing us into all formation. There is still a life after everlasting life called Eternal Life or Eternal Salvation. Eternal Life is also a wisdom; it is an eternal thought pattern that will make a man invisible to Satan. Everlasting life offers a thought pattern that will make Satan see a man but unable to touch him. However, gaining eternal thought patterns will make a man become invisible to Satan. Invisibility here does not refer to physical disappearance but operations in the spirit that Satan cannot see. This is what it means to be the head only (Deut. 28:13). Head here speaks of the life or thought pattern of the Godhead and that is what God is offering us.
There is a way Eternal Life or Immortality thinks that a man ordinarily will not reach (1 Tim. 6:16). Satan is wasting the brain power of young people; there is a need for the resurrection of our minds for our brain to truly be useful. Eternal Life is in a realm beyond the coordinates of creation. Eternal Life is the dimension of the Creator. God will not give this thinking capacity to mere men, but He will give it to His children. Thinking is a work which when done overtime unlocks the brain power.
Man is only using five (5) percent of their brain power, and some are thinking of going to Mars; how much more when he is functioning maximally. The full capacity of the brain is meant for the things that God has prepared for those who love Him. God wants us to think things that eyes have not seen and that have not come into the mind of men. The moment your mind can think of a life, you have worn the crown of that life. God is bringing us to a point where our thoughts will be continually righteous. For a long time, God could not find such men who could continually think life, the way some were continually thinking evil in Genesis 6. However, He has found one now, and we should not disappoint Him.