Last week we delved into an analysis of our heavenly citizenship. To read up on that please go to www.myilluminare.com/the-church-and-politics/ Today we want to look at the issue of earthly citizenship – what it entails, what is involved.
Last week we began the series, The Church and Politics by laying the foundation for the discourse. We came to the conclusion the Church is a political organ and Jesus is a political figure. You can read more at www.myilluminare.com/the-church-and-politics/ This week we begin exploration of the concept of citizenship.
Part 1: The Political Nature of the Church I’ll like to welcome you to Illuminare this year. It’s the political season and since Illuminare deals with contemporary issues in Christianity, it’s only fit and proper we address the “political question”.
I present lessons from my teachings in 2017. I hope you keep them in heart as we approach 2018. There are two mystical orders in the Bible: they are the Levitical or Aaronic order and the Order of Melchizedek. The Melchizedek order is a religio-secular order. It is a hyphenated order – priest-king. Sometimes we[…]
We all know Melchizedek, right? He’s become very popular of late over the issue of tithes though he had always been a celebrity. He was a king actually, the king of Salem, back in the days of Abraham. (Genesis 14:18) We really don’t know much about his background – his family, his kingdom, his accomplishments…[…]
This is the concluding part of the series, Understanding Tithing. We began the series three weeks ago to clear misconceptions about tithing. In Part 1, we looked at the historicity of tithing – how tithing began. It began with a gentleman named Abraham. We saw the two regimes of tithe in scriptures – elective and[…]
Two weeks ago we began the discussion on Understanding Tithing. In Part 1, we discovered why Christians can’t tithe according to the book of Deuteronomy or Malachi – we’re not under the Law. In Part 2, we examined the rationale behind tithing. We concluded tithing is elective in the New Testament. It is not compulsory.[…]
Last week we began discussion on Understanding Tithing. We saw the two regimes of tithe in the Bible. The first regime is the Abrahamic regime. The second regime is the regime of the Law – Law of Moses or Ten Commandments. We examined how tithing came about in the Bible and the reasons Abraham and[…]
There are two regimes of tithe in the Bible. The first regime is the Abrahamic regime. The second regime is the regime of the Law. That’s shortcode for the Law of Moses. It’s also known as regime of the Ten Commandments – the body of legislation enacted to regulate the nascent nation of Israel. It[…]
In The Beginning (Part 2) – another free chapter from The Genesis Project, a new book by Leke Alder. Last week we began discussion on how the Universe came into being. We touched on time, timelessness, dimensions and dimensional limitations. Today, we’ll be looking at the concluding part by examining the dimensions of God –[…]
Religiosity is a terrible thing. What religiosity does is that it makes us blind to the obvious, and the reason is because we’re processing illumination through a refractive medium and so it ends up crooked. Religiosity defines Christianity as essentially a religious proposition but the evidence in the Bible suggests it’s more than that. The[…]
Let us put things in proper context. When we’re talking about kingdom takeover we’re talking about taking over the political, economic and cultural dimensions of a nation. You can’t take over a national expression without acquiring control of those strategic assets. You have to take over political power, control the economy and influence popular culture[…]
“For the time is coming and now is, that the Lord will raise a spiritually articulate and well-spoken generation. They will be fearless, have an understanding of the mysteries. They will marshal the truth of God’s word by the power of his Spirit, counter the cultural sophistry of the enemy. They will defend the faith with cogent fervency, stand against the bulwark of debilitating and pervasive ignorance prevalent in the body of Christ. They will own stalls in the market place, use the resources for the kingdom, unbidden. They will explore places unknown, spaces unknown. They will function with aplomb in two dimensions, challenge the status quo, insist the idols bow down to the authority and inerrancy of the Word. They will align this nation with the heavenly vision. This is what the Spirit of God is prognosticating.”