The Prophetic Induction Of Man Created In His Element Of Purpose: Part 3 | INFEMI Sermon Series By Bishop Gobanga

The Prophetic Induction Of Man Created In His Element Of Purpose – Part 3: Sermon By Bishop Gobanga

For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

 Colossians 1:16 (AMP)

In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 

Genesis 1:1-2 (AMP)

He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. 

John 1:2-3 (AMP)

God existed before anything was. He was there before time.

Satan is a creature so he is not eternal. He therefore cannot operate in eternity but is subject to time and space. He is subject to God’s sovereignty.

Even though there is a lot of evil going around, God is still in control. The purpose of God has factored in every positivity and negativity in your life. 

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being]. 

Romans 8:28-30 (AMP)

God is infinite and omnipotent and is not circumscribed by time and space for He is eternal. He doesn’t need time and space to exist as opposed to creation that needs time and space. He instead defined time and space at their creation.

God does not dwell in man-made temples. 

For thus says the high and lofty One—He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].

 Isaiah 57:15 (AMP) 

God cannot have a contest with Satan because He cannot debase Himself to have a contest with the works of creation. God would have to stoop low to have a contest with Satan. He instead allows angels to contend with Satan. Angel Michael was released to contend with Satan. 

God has allowed the rebellion of Satan to run its full course to demonstrate His love for us. 

The supreme Love of the Father is demonstrated by the vicarious death of Christ on the Cross. This love is further demonstrated in that He allows us to choose if we will love Him or not.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 (NKJV)

God allows us to make a choice between good and evil because love allows us to make a choice, not to be coerced. God will not force His creatures to love Him. Not just humanity but also angels. Love is in and of itself a choice. 

The only creatures – at the end of time – that will be spending eternity with God are those that opt to love Him.

God will validate the choice to follow Him only when it is genuine pure heart, not because of what we expect Him to do for us or benefits we accrue from Him. If we choose God, love will defend, vindicate and redeem us.

We will be judged based on the choices that we make. Not on the things that we don’t know but what we know and what we did about it. As God allows Satan’s rebellion, it is part of the condemnation from God. 

Satan is a function of creation – constrained into the universe of time and space. God has allowed sin to exist but He is not the author of sin and evil. The evil in the world is there to show us the attributes of God. His attribute of love.

It is by the impact of the rebellion of Satan and subsequent fall of man – that the world is as it is. God wants to bring us to the point we understand what He has provided for us to be free from the shackles of the enemy. 

Our circumstance are supposed to be a launching pad from the place of limitation to the place where God wants you to be. We are meant to see the grace of God thorough the trials we go through. By persecution and trials do we experience His unmerited favour and grace.

Even though we have suffered we are not to make others suffer as we did. That is the way of the enemy. With God when you suffer you are meant to a protector of the ones who fall victim.

This is the wisdom of God in as much as it sounds paradoxical. If you want to go up – go down. The more pain you go through – the more will succeed. The more you go through rejection – the more you will express love and acceptance in your life. 

God wants us to appreciate His love and providential grace.

God created time and space out of nothing. The only thing He has was purpose. Purpose is not matter but the nature of God and it comes from God. Out of the fullness of the nature of God purpose came forth.

Before purpose comes forth in your life, you must have His nature in you. God had a prophetic purpose for everything in creation – a home and habitation for man. It was an atmosphere and a context where God was. 

God gave us this temporary environment where we are going to live and exercise our free will.

The environment we are in is a context for us to exercise our free will. For Adam and Eve it was the Garden of Eden and the two trees in the garden. Everything that transpired was as a result of the choice Adam and Eve made. He gave us a choice so that we don’t blame Him for the choices that we make.

When Christ was tested in the wilderness for days, He wanted to demonstrate that man in his free will would still pass the test seen that Christ was tested as a man and not God. 

For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently. 

1 Corinthians 10:13 (AMP)

God created because it is in His nature to create. It was not because He was in need of the praise of created beings. God does not need creation. He created because He is a creative and that He loved us. He created everything because He loved us. His motivation was love and wisdom not need. 

He executed His eternal will and purpose by Wisdom (Proverbs 8). Creation was a way for God to apply all the wisdom and knowledge He had. When you love, you give. As creatives, we need to give.

God first created angels. All things were created by Christ and for Him, including angelic beings. However, God doesn’t want us to focus to angels more than Him that is why the Bible does not put a lot of emphasis on angels.

For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him

Colossians 1:16 (AMP)

Angels came before man but they are finite beings. They are dependent on time and space. God created time and space before He created angels – they are not omnipotent omnipresent and omniscient.

Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul. 

Psalm 103:20-22 (KJV)

In order to change the course of matters [between Absalom and his father] your servant Joab did this. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God—to know all things that are on the earth. 

2 Samuel 14:20 (AMP)

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me for twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief [of the celestial] princes, came to help me, for I remained there with the kings of Persia. 

Daniel 10:13 (AMP)

For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39 (AMP)

You who received the Law as it was ordained and set in order and delivered by angels, and [yet] you did not obey it! 

Acts 7:53 (AMP) 

Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of heaven ([a]a heavenly knighthood), praising God and saying. 

Luke 2:13 (AMP)

Angels are the hosts of heaven – they are innumerable. Our God is a God of eternal units. What we do know is that they have never increased or decreased. They are also very organised. 

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this law. 

Deuteronomy 29:29 (AMP) 

There are certain secrets only God can reveal to man. 

Angels are not subject to any material subjection such as old age, hunger, fatigue, etc. They tend to be invisible because they are spirit beings. They, however, can be held to material restrictions by God. They are spiritual in substance but there are material restrictions they are subject to. cf: the angels in the bottomless pit. 

Each angel has an assignment and they can take the human form. They can also take possession of human bodies which is the case with demons. Good angels do not possess man. 

Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood—being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it. 

Hebrews 13:2 (AMP)

God still sends us angels. This is why we need walk in discernment.   

How are angels superior to man? They don’t die and do not reproduce.

The fallen angels are separated from God forever awaiting eternal damnation i.e. the second death. 

Then death and Hades (the state of death or disembodied existence) were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 

Revelations 20:14 (AMP)

Then He will say to those at His left hand, Begone from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!

 Matthew 25:41 (AMP)

Their existence is in one perfect present. They experienced a continuum of existence in heaven before creation; in eternity there is an all-at-oneness. 

Angels have a longevity that causes them to be endowed with superior wisdom and knowledge. Their nature is superior in intellect, mobility and appearance compared to fallen man.

Angels are similar to mankind in that: They are created beings and have a personality and individuality. They work as individuals and not corporately. It is proven in Scripture since God sends one angel when he has an assignment that needs to be done e.g. Gabriel – sent to Mary and Joseph; Michael – for warfare for the nation of Israel. He is an arch cherubim.

They were created to serve and worship God.

They have a free will. Lucifer and the 1/3 rebelled against God out of their free will. Fallen angels will face judgment. They, however, will be judged my man.

Do you not know also that we [Christians] are to judge the [very] angels and pronounce opinion between right and wrong [for them]? How much more then [as to] matters pertaining to this world and of this life only! 

1 Corinthians 6:3 (AMP)

The character of the choice of the angels as opposed to that of man is due to the nature of the beings. Their nature does not allow them to repent. Angels’ wisdom and knowledge does not allow them room for error in their mental faculties and when they make a decision it is final. Their ultimate decision to move away from God’s presence is a final one in that it is a sum decision of eternity past, present and future. 

Angels’ decision making encompasses time in a way that we cannot fully appreciate. They do not have a nature that causes them to repent. Their longevity and intellectual ability causes them to make decisions with finality. They handle high divine energy where once things are set in motion it is impossible to turn back.

Man’s decisions are based on many limitations. Man is born in a fallen, sinful state – but we have an opportunity to return to God. Angels were created in a holy state but should they stray from holiness, they don’t have the opportunity to return to God. 

There are things that angels and man will never know about the nature of each other since they are not like each other.

Sin has a way of taking over the mind and we do the unthinkable because our thinking is in reverse. Iniquity is an accumulation of wickedness; like a volcano erupting with lava. Iniquity is a fullness of sin until it runs over. This is what corrupted Lucifer to the point of rebellion. 

It is impossible for Satan to tell the truth – the nature of iniquity is full blown in him. 

Man now has power and authority over fallen angels. 

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give. 

Matthew 10:8 (AMP)

And He went up on the hillside and called to Him [for Himself] those whom He wanted and chose, and they came to Him. And He appointed twelve to continue to be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach [as apostles or special messengers]. And to have authority and power to heal the sick and to drive out demons.

Mark 3:13-16 (AMP)

The manifestation of God causes demons to flee! 

We thank God for the eternal covenant of redemption that affords man the opportunity to repent. 

What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him? Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 

Psalm 8:4-8 (AMP)

Man is made in the image and likeness of God but angels are not. They do not have a soul or a physical body or a physical environment. Man was created in the image and likeness of God that angels do not have. 

There is the aspect of being physical and having a spirit that angels do not understand. You also have a soul. You have an interface on earth and heaven. This is what caused angels to covet the daughters of men and copulate with them and giants were born – the sons of Anakim. 

Angels are ministering spirits – they are sent to wage warfare on your behalf. Angels take an interest in human affairs and are enthusiastic to minister to us. They know we have something they do not have and are enthusiastic to minister to us.

Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word. 

Psalm 103:20 (AMP)

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