SAINT’s FOCUS: Of Family and Tutelage

SAINT’s FOCUS: Of Family and Tutelage

“But you do not be called ‘RABBI’; for ONE is your TEACHER, the CHRIST, and you are all brethren.

Do not call anyone on earth your father; for ONE is your FATHER, HE who is in Heaven.

And do not be called TEACHERS; for ONE is your TEACHER, The CHRIST.”

Matthew 23: 8-10

Most of the deep teachings of CHRIST were for the Disciples’ consumption and edification. HE spoke many words to them and gave instructions and commandments they were meant to live by. It does not suggest or prove in any way that one is under the law when s/he has these instructions written on his/her mind and heart. The complete and diligent obedience to these teachings, instructions and commands are by all standards compulsory for our perfect restoration to GOD’s design.




After building in peace, establishment through The Fear of The LORD, we also need comfort for the process of multiplication. This is because the process of growing according to GOD’s definition is different from that of men and the world. JESUS started HIS ministry with 12 disciples that were devoted to HIM and for the period of 3.5 years, HE painstakingly multiply 12 disciples int0 120 that received the HOLY SPIRIT in the Upper Room.




 The delight of CHRIST if not the only delight is that HE fears the LORD even though HE is LORD. Isaiah 11: 1-3 talks about the distinctions of CHRIST through the manifestation of the HOLY SPIRIT in HIM but much emphasis was laid on the Fear of The LORD as the manifestation HE delights the most despite all the wonderful manifestations that were mentioned before it.

The True Pentecost

Acts 2:1-13

There is a movement that is not based on mind sentiments but on the true heartset of the HOLY SPIRIT . . . A movement that is not acknowledging a particular issue in our walks with GOD over other issues that are as important. A movement based on the wholesomeness GOD is offering to HIS people as a means of salvation from the old ways.

Epistle of the Heart

2 Corinthians 3: 2-3

Jesus warned that no one should covet being a teacher. This is because according to Jesus, a teacher is meant to teach the people the ways and laws of God and His Kingdom; expounding mysteries for the sake of facilitating understanding in the hearts of disciples of CHRIST. So if a teacher teaches wrongly, he would be responsible for misleading people and ultimately generations that are yet to exist if the recipients do not unlearn.

If a teacher’s destination is the heart of the people, then we should fear by not taking the responsibility lightly. Most importantly, the heart of a teacher is the first point of notice. His heart would determine what would come out to the people and find place in their hearts. According to Paul’s inspired letter, the teacher’s heart would determine the lifestyle of the learners or students . . . The students’ lives would take form out of the abundance of his heart. The focus would not necessarily be the content of what has been said but the spirit from which the contents emerge from. This is because it is possible to concoct messages and contents according to the calculated mind without giving attention to the heart (the spirit) but this would not stop the heart from releasing its issues with the words that are coming out of the mouth.

What is in the heart/spirit of the teacher? Is it accumulation of experiences and knowledge outside God that has blended with the amount of God’s virtue that is also present? Are the words we speak merely take roots from the letters that have been read and studied cerebrally while the real words are embedded in the spirit that is responsible for voicing these cerebral words out? How come students/learners/disciples tend to do contrary to what the teacher teaches/preaches vehemently?

Although the students are responsible for either rejecting or accepting the spoken words, teachers should nevertheless, always endeavour to speak from the heart that is connected to the heart of the Father in Heaven. The teachers must endeavour to be faithful and devoted students to the Holy Spirit so that He can imprint in and upon their hearts true Words and Laws of God so that when they speak, they speak from the abundance of God in their hearts.

What will exonerate teachers from the shortcomings of the students would be the embodiment of the epistle of CHRIST they have been given to teach or preach . . .


The C.U.P of Ministry

2Corinthians 6: 4-10

There are many people claiming to be ministers of the LORD before men and they present themselves as such before men. But according to the original design, ministry goes a long beyond proclamation and presentation. In truth, proclamation of a minister should be left to GOD and presentation as one before men is a later stage in the process of making a minister.

There are some inner workings that the prospective minister must have gone through before GOD can present him before men. The ministry of every man to GOD has it’s own cup just like when JESUS had its own during HIS time. This cup has been duly mentioned by Paul . . . Pointing to the three major attributes that would present one as a true minister of the LORD whose goal is to do the will of the LORD by ministering the LORD to the people according to GOD’s particular instructions:


“But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of GOD: IN much patience, IN tribulation, IN needs, IN distresses, IN stripes, IN imprisonments, IN tumults, IN labours, IN sleeplessness, IN fastings.”

Why does the Scripture made mention of bad and cruel scenarios only? Is it that ministers only function in bad conditions?

The truth is that in favourable conditions, everything always seems so obvious and flourishing . . . the abundance and superfluity of things make even the works of a self-acclaimed minister abound effortlessly. But true ministers abound both in favourable and trying times. For them, persecution and tribulations are like fire to their gold.

So if you want to know a true minister of GOD, wait till the trying times seasons and those who are ministers only in the times of abundance would be blown away like chaffs; leaving behind the abounding ministers whose strengths are not found in the abundance of things but in abundance of their communion with GOD. Even in abundance of things, they are not without distinction for they are given to fated life . . . a life that understands that expediency should be pursued over lawfulness because they are Nazarites of GOD.


“But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of GOD: BY purity, BY knowledge, BY longsuffering, BY kindness, BY the HOLY SPIRIT, BY sincere love, BY the WORD of Truth, BY the power of GOD, BY the armour of righteousness on the right and on the left, BY honour and dishonour, BY evil report and good report.”

Even though our liberty is potent and sure as the day and night, there are boundaries and gracious guides on how we are to minister the LORD to the people HE has sent us to. There are umpires of ministration and they must be what we should operate by if we desire to have good success in the assignments GOD has given us to do.

In the ministration that GOD approves, anything cannot go . . . there are always instructions and guides to follow and specific path to tread if we want to reach the destination GOD has at heart for both the minister and the ministered. To be what GOD wants the people to be, ministers are also meant to be what HE wants them to be first. By this, ministers can also serve as umpires, having embodied all that GOD wants the peoe to know,learn and ultimately embody.

Ministers must know that the deciders of what is good or evil is GOD and even though what is done is good or evil before men, it does not change GOD’s view or perspective. Whatever reservations we have must be subjected under the umpires that GOD had set for any mission to be successful according to HIS will . . . this means that there are ministers who do not operate under the umpires of GODly operations because they are always thinking about the perceptions and perspectives of those who are to be ministered into than the author of the ministration.


“But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of GOD: AS deceivers, and yet true; AS unknown, and yet well known; AS dying, and behold we live; AS chastened, and yet not killed; AS sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; AS poor, yet making many rich; AS having nothing, and yet possessing all things”

GOD has a way if fashioning out strength from what seems weak not because what is strong is not strong but so that HE could render the wisdom and strength of the world that so hates HIM and that HE cannot reconciled with. And this may not be because what is weak is actually weak but because the world has tagged it as weak in their own shallow and unGODly reasoning. So GOD in HIS sovereignty would work out HIS will in a way that would shatter the systems and beliefs of the world.

This would be the lot of ministers: for them to be relevant in the kingdom of GOD, they must seem useless and unprofitable to the kingdom of the world. They must choose to be covert and unseen even when the world is continuously reaching out to them. By this GOD would be ‘successful’ in fashioning out HIS will in and through them. Even CHRIST forsook all so that HE could minister salvation to mankind; posing as what HE is above and partaking in the lot of people HE had come to save.

Most times, many ministers tend not to adhere accurately to this attribute of a minister because after all they have gone through and all they have attained in stature and resources, they find it hard to pose as below their true stature . . . many revel in this attainment thereby failing to minister the LORD to the people they are sent to. In their own reasoning, they have worked so hard for the extraordinary that they could no more now to live the ordinary life needed to reach those who are yearned to be misnistered unto. They fail to realize that GOD has chosen to use the weak and te foolish things to confound the strong and the wise in this world. Unless they see themselves as weak and poor before the LORD, HE cannot fashion out out HIS strength and wisdom in and trough them as HE used to do before they became ‘great’. A minister may be a great man but his success according to the will if the LORD would be determined by HIS willingness to go so low for the sake of CHRIST and the ministry to HIM by GOD.


Spiritual Intelligence


Intelligence is not access to information even though it is almost useless without it; it is actually the ability to maximize or optimize whatever information, tools or resources one is accessible to either for the benefit of himself or his environment/society.

It is also the ability to process information in order to know its usefulness or detriment after which he makes use if the tools available either to harness the potential of the information or deal with its detriment by required means necessary . . . And one of the most important and direct feeder of information for intelligence is emotion.

So, if intelligence deals with the reasoning ability or thinking capacity of a man, how does the spirit comes into play? What is the relevance or connection of the spiritual to/with the intellectual? But as interesting and complicating this issue sounds, it simply boils down to two elements – The WORD of GOD as the information and the HOLY SPIRIT as the embodiment of GOD’s intelligence . . . But unlike natural man, a man full of the Spirit of GOD has the same HOLY SPIRIT as the emotional sensor and receiver.

It is the oneness of the spiritual emotion and intelligence that makes the HOLY SPIRIT processes information and responds instantaneously. The fallen man no longer reason as he should be because he died . . . and deadness is of the spirit. The moment he died, he failed to reason according to GOD’s design and was reduced to thinking more about the perishable things than the things that are eternal . . .

Our natural emotion and intelligence have been given tasks that are not necessarily theirs . . . Man is meant to carry out what has been duly processed in the spirit. Man was not initially wired for the machinations they are given to orchestrate presently. The brain/mind was initially designed to serve as a synergy between the spiritual and the physical; it is not meant to serve as both the source and the synergy.

Now, for a man to go back to that realm, he must submit to the HOLY SPIRIT and activate the same mind in coherence with the mind of GOD . . . and gradually, the mind will be at rest, doing what he was initially designed. A man whose mind is at rest is that man that has yielded his ability to process information either through the WORD of GOD and men to the HOLY SPIRIT. His mind will only be a relater of Spirit-processed intelligence to the body that is meant to realize as actualize it. Selah!

Peace To The Wise!