WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION?

CHARLES AWUZIE SPEAKING FOR A TV SERIES.

CHARLES AWUZIE SPEAKING FOR A TV SERIES.

WARNING: THIS MIGHT CHALLENGE YOUR THEOLOGY.

Jesus had a crucial meeting with Moses and Elijah. Moses represented the era of the law while Elijah attended the meeting on behalf of the prophetic era. The meeting on that mountain was not about transfiguration. It was about the close of 2 eras and the emergence of another era. Jesus didn’t climb that mountain just to show off white shining clothes. He simply went up there to shut down two eras in the presence of 3 witnesses who were His disciples.

During the process, Peter suggested that they build 3 tents for the 3 personalities. More like what we do today…We tend to say to Jesus…”let’s build 3 houses, one for the grace you bring, the other for the law Moses brought and the other for the era of the prophetic.” So we religiously hold on to the law, seek God through prophets and still call ourselves followers of Christ Jesus.

We must not be like Peter. There is no need for 3 tents to house 3 eras. We only need one tent and that is the Kingdom of God which came through Jesus. Peter said: “Lets stay here”…Like seriously? “Peter, you want us to stay in between Moses, Elijah and Jesus?” I mean you want us to live by the law, seek God through the prophets and yet enjoy the Grace of the Kingdom?

Oh no Peter. Moses is dead, let him rest. Elijah was taken away, let him be. Jesus is alive and only HE is relevant in this era.

Well in the twinkle of an eye, Elijah disappeared from the mountain, Moses also disappeared, but Jesus was left alone and His body shone like the sun. They disappeared that the era which Jesus brings would shine.

Friends, this is the era of Grace and Truth. The law and the prophecies have been fulfilled in Jesus. Jesus brought Grace and Truth to replace Law and Prophecies. Now the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy.(Rev. 19:10) Now we walk not by the law nor by prophecies BUT by Grace and the Truth revealed through Jesus Christ.

We don’t get blessed because we live by the law, nor because we are covered by prophets BUT BECAUSE WE ARE REDEEMED BY HIS GRACE AND COVENANTED TO PROSPER IN ALL THINGS BY HIS BLOOD. IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

Advertisements

iANSWER Series: Why Do Yesterday’s Friends Become Today’s Strangers?

DSC_0020Sometimes it hurt but often times it is more frustrating than it hurts that the closest people in our lives yesterday have become the most distant people in our lives today. We wonder why and how it happened. We miss them but they seem so far that our hands can’t grab them.

But why should my best friend yesterday be a stranger today? Does God have any hand in this? YES!

Lets read a scripture, Genesis 11: 6&7 “The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

Like seriously? What is God’s problem with some collaborations, partnerships, friendships and relationships that would make Him seek to break it up at its peak? These guys united with one voice to erect a tower called Babel and here is God tearing them apart. More like when we get into friendships and relationships with singleness of voice and focus but almost suddenly, we seem to be speaking a different language which our partner no more understands. Then Misunderstanding sets in and we break up. Could God also be involved? YES!

3 Reasons why God broke the Unity of the Builders of Babel: (Ref: Genesis 11:4)

1) They wanted to build a city for themselves.
God will always oppose any union that is not centred on HIM and HIS kingdom. The moment you gather partnership to build your own empire, be sure that God will cause division. This is also why most churches keep splitting because the Vision bearer envisioned a ‘family empire’ and NOT Kingdom advancement. Every believer’s first priority must be to Build His Kingdom and Not to build their Lives. The Bible says “Seek ye first the Kingdom”…People will seek the man who seeks the Kingdom…People will abandon the man who abandons the Kingdom to Seek personal success.

2) They wanted to Make Name For Themselves:
Hello, are you surprised that your friends deserted you when you embarked on a journey of building your own brand? Perhaps you’ve even pulled a hate-war on your friends just because God took them away from being part of a self-exalting venture? Calm down friend. God will never sponsor any vision that will exalt itself above His Name. If you make it about your name, then leave HIM out of it. Leave His children out of it. Leave His resources out of it. After all, there are other shortcuts to ‘success’ apart from God. LOL. But if your vision will bring Glory to God and His Kingdom yet friends left you when you needed them most then Number 3 Reason is for you.

3) God Wanna Move You:
The last objective of the Babel Unionists was to resist MOVEMENT. They didn’t want to “scatter all over the earth” which was God’s original intention for man’s creation. If God had allowed their union, then humanity would have been limited, so God destroyed their union to liberate them from limitation.
Let me drive this home, imagine yourself surrounded today by the same people in your life 10 years ago…Imagine how limited your life would have been today? You wouldn’t have MOVED to where you are today. So God saw your future and Confused the language of your past friendships/relationships lest it resists your movement into your destiny.

The Next time you wonder what happened to your past friendships, collaborations and relationships, Just Remember that it had to go so God can MOVE you. God’s intention is to make you a global phenomenon and not a domesticated pet. Let it go and go ahead fulfilling destiny. You’ve gotta MOVE.