A question of Identity
The sinner was once darkness
but upon hearing the gospel and
believing he got translated out
of darkness into God’s marvelous
He or she also became light
Though once darkness dwelling in
darkness, in Christ he became light
dwelling in the light
His identity and position changed
Now in Christ, he might do some
wrong things due to his level of
growth and the out working of
his new reality!
If he got filled with the Holy Spirit
immediately and was nurtured by
the right gospel, he will overcome
the carnal man quickly and make
only a few mistakes due to the
flesh but if he got born again and
was put in a religious gathering with t
he “performance” gospel, he will
remain a Neppios (unskilled and
immature) believer for a very long
If he or she was made to wait for
the Holy Spirit to fall from heaven
for many months, things get a
He or she doesn’t get to exercise his
faith and remains locked in the flesh
while his new nature is purely spiritual
Praying in tongues helps us grow
quickly because it is a mind bypass
process which enables our bodies to
\acknowledge and engage the Holy
The more a believer engages the
Holy Spirit, the more he or she change
in mindset, perception and language
Jesus said the Holy Spirit Is the one
who will teach, guide and lead believers
into our new reality and lifestyle in the
His Kingdom (John 14,15 and 16)
Denominations tried to substitute Human
moral ideologies and philosophy for the
Holy Spirit (because they don’t know how
to impart Him on believers and trust
Him to develop believers) with Bible
studies and human teachers.
All that does was create hypocrites
because humans were not meant to
do the duty of the Holy Spirit in training
the new believers.
There is a role for human teachers and
a role for supernatural teachers (The Holy
Spirit and Angels) in the church.
Apostle Paul was taught by the Holy Spirit,
he wrote this plainly in the Galatians.
He said all the time he spent with Peter
was two weeks!
When you read his writings, you will
see the depth to which the Holy Spirit
can take one to if He is allowed to do
his work in us.
Human leaders end up teaching doctrine
and slanted gospels that legalize hypocrisy
and keep the believer loyal and committed
to the payment of his tithes and offering
and also sowing seed.
I remember the day I got ordained as a
Deacon. We finished the ordination and
some of us needed to use the ATM,
so we queued up at a bank
Suddenly a fight broke out.
Somebody came to beg the first person
on the queue to allow him withdraw
some money because he had an
The person obliged
The next person insisted he must go
and queue at the back because he
had given his space to someone
who was not on the queue, he refused.
They started fighting.
The ordination tag was still on their
Their language, thought pattern and
orientation was very carnal and the
others on the queue didn’t do any
Even pastors on the queue took sides
depending on how they perceived
the gesture of the man who gave
someone who was not on the queue
the space to withdraw some money.
Eventually it was settled, everybody
got to collect some money and yet
neither of them or their supporters
parted as friends.
It was a bitter row, the type that got
me thinking for days with tears in my
I am not saying believers don’t have
disagreements, but there is a way
disagreement ends that quickly dissipates
bad blood and bad taste...
Becoming a deacon in that denomination
meant you had been born again, a
consistent tithe payer, a house fellowship
and HOD of department(s)etc
But it is very consistent with religion,
to produce actors and pretend as long
as we are on the flesh we cannot do
This is why many are afraid of the once
saved, always saved truth
They know they are not yet saved,
even though they had given their lives
to Jesus Christ and are committed to a
church they are hoping to get saved
somewhere along the way
They have given their lives to Christ
but their lifestyle was still carnal and
full of secret sins, so they convince
themselves they will be saved when
they get it right.
The moment darkness got translated
into light, it cannot be untranslated
Sin has nothing to do with the deed
and everything to do with identity
The unbeliever is darkness, no matter
how much good he does he or she is
still darkness as long as he or she
did not accept Jesus Christ as Lord
Good works cannot save anybody
So here is the problem The “so called”
born again who is living a carnal life
and doing all sorts of wrong things.
We don’t want to believe such is
going to heaven because that would
mean encouraging such to go on
We want such to believe heaven will
reject him or her if he doesn’t change
This places a psychological leash on
the excesses of such
We are wrong!
Such a believer is suffering already
There is nothing as painful as an eagle
living as a chicken!
I have seen sin break people in
pieces many times I have seen pastors
die untimely deaths and at least a
spiritually gifted sister die of AIDS
because of the choices such made
after becoming a believer.
It’s like a new born baby who crawled
into the fire and got badly burnt
We cannot say he or she is not human,
but he or she will have to live with the
consequences all the days of his life
There is a way the word of God gets
into the reality of the new creature
if we allow him or her to be led by
the Holy Spirit as designed by God.
Religion has made a mockery of this
The doctrines show this
You can lose your salvation by sinning
but you cannot become saved by
merely being upright or doing good
A very unbalanced weight
Eternal life is temporary life depending
on what you do.
When you refuse to put a slave in
his place, you create a problem!
Solomon said it is dangerous to put
a slave on a throne!
If he is born again, he is a son and
you must put him in the palace
When he gets into the palace and
realizes who he is, he will shed the
old nature and grow into his royal
status very quickly but if you keep him
in a position where he is never sure
who he is, he will continue to behave
Good today and bad tomorrow.
Lacking consistency and unable to
A lady once came to me in tears,
she said “Why can’t I stop cheating
on my husband? I try and try all I can
but I cannot!
She is a believer, a Sunday school teacher
and yet her struggle with adultery after
she became born again lasted over
She said she went for a wedding once
and to her shock she realized she had
slept with almost all the men at the
I told her the gospel and she began to
Believing she is a citizen of Zion and
Believing she is born of God and can
only do the things she sees God do
Confessing who she is daily “I am
the righteousness of God in Christ
Jesus, I have the life of God in me!
I and my Father are one!
Greater is he that is in me than he
that is in the world! etc”
She took it as a joke at the beginning
but within a year she was a totally
She didn't even know how she stopped
cheating on her husband
She just stopped
She even forgot what her past used to
The last time we talked about how
she was, I noticed she became
uncomfortable when i referred to
how she was and how she had changed
She almost didn't believe I was
talking to her about her own past
Because by the word of her mouth
through her daily confession and
affirmation of who she had become
she had stopped seeing herself that
Old things had really passed away
and all things are become new!
Assert your reality today!