Saturday, 13 October 2018

Contact with the dead

Black Smith series.

King Saul wanted direction, but when God seemed as if he was silent, he became so desperate that he went to seek a medium.

The medium was to call back the spirit of the prophet Samuel who had recently died. But as the king of Israel, Saul knew God was against such practices. He had even instituted a law to kill all mediums and those that practiced sorcery.

But in his desperate moment, Saul compromised the values he once upheld. The Bible warns against such practices and says “why seek guidance from the dead when there is a living God?”

The rift between these worlds seems so thin because even after one has passed on, their family members and friends still have dreams and visions of them.

 Yet there is so much about death that a lot of people don't understand. When a person dies, they lose all rights to function in this physical world and can no longer affect the world beyond the works they left on earth?

The first law one has to understand is that anyone who has crossed over can't communicate with the living. Although the Bible does not say it is impossible, it stresses that once a person a has crossed over, they cannot interact with the living.

Many dreams are not interactions with the dead but the dead are just symbols of the messages that are being communicated. One example maybe a dream of a deceased grandfather, which can indicate positive or negative foundational issues dating back to his lifetime.

Remember that the dead cannot talk to the living but their images can be used as symbols. You cannot talk to a sign post because its purpose is limited to what it has been erected for. Some talk to the dead and open themselves up to interaction with the demonic spirits.

People often interact with demons in these encounters. You do not desire and even seek after a person when they have died. Let your dead remain dead. It becomes impossible to accept that my close friend or relative has passed on and at times a single word from them would allow one to move on.

But then the only reassurance we have is that when one has died in Christ we shall see them again. Some ask what if I still dream of them what should I do? The secret to any supernatural encounter is that it can be interpreted. Some are simple messages from God.

Remember, we said they are sign boards but a sign board gets to a season that its use expires. Some of the dreams are demonic, especially if the dead person calls you. Some have even passed on in their dreams because they answered the call of the spirit of death that took advantage of their ignorance and manipulated them.

Man has a hunger for the supernatural but the challenge is lack of knowledge of this dimension and how it impacts our daily lives. In ignorance, many open doors that bring them and their family into bondage when they try to contact the dead.

There is healthier way to seek the supernatural and that is through Jesus and God's word. There is world beyond the natural and it's supernatural. Don't seek the dead seek him who has risen from the dead that is Christ Jesus

Friday, 17 August 2018

Dream Dialogue


Joseph could have forgotten his dream because nothing in his surrounding showed signs of the fulfilment of this prophetic dream.

There is no greater Joy to our father than to see the fulfillment of the Word He released . He even said in the scriptures "my word shall not come back unto me void". God stood on the word he gave to Joseph as He is standing on the Word He has released to you.

Are you waiting on his Word  or you are now in a place you say . "was it you Lord"

Habbakuk 2 vs 3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Appointed time

Every prophetic word has an appointed day and time of fulfillment and at times if you don't know the appointed time for the manifestation of your dream or vision you may abort it or disqualify yourself from it.

What has the Lord shown you and did he release that word with an instructions.

The wisdom of Manoah

Manoah when his wife was given instructions on how they would raise samson and how at her old age would have a son. He asked of the Lord and said "O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born."

He asked for a confirmation to the word that was released. If you don't understand ask again because each prophetic word has specific instructions. When you fully understand the word released it is easier to tarry . What has he said to you.  What did he say to Joseph that He would   rule over his brothers or that he would save them.

What has the Lord shown you and did he release that word with an instructions.

Tarry it will come to pass

Note as well waiting on the promise is easier when you understand the nature of God.

intergrity is one of those aspects of God that makes him God. If he says it he will see its manifestations. He has never broken his word he even says
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thingwhereto I sent it."




God bless you

Apostle Humphrey.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Dream dialogue

Part 3

_And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and remain there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. *(Mathew 2 vs 13 NKJV)*_

The importance of a message is measured by the method of communication used to transmit it.

Effective communication is imperative and the best communicator is God because his communication ability transcends culture or tradition and there is nothing that can stop him from effectively transmitting a message.

When he decided to warn Joseph of the danger that was coming, he chose something as simple as a dream.

Dreams are night parables and it has been said that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.

The Lord Jesus frequently used parables as a means of illustrating profound, divine truths. A dream carries pictures and information that you can relate with in your daily life.

Parables are stories that you can easily remember. Jesus employed many graphic analogies using common things that would be familiar to everyone. It is no wonder, therefore, that he still employs dreams in our time to communicate with us. He often uses the same pictures we can relate with.

What was your most memorable dream and how did you relate with it? How many dreams have you ignored that were meant to warn you of some danger ahead?

I have received testimonies of people who evaded trouble because of a dream. when Joseph the father of Jesus had that warning dream, he immediately acted upon the dream.

The family spent three years in Egypt until another dream came, instructing them to return home for he who sought to kill the child Jesus was now dead.

I was reading a book by Bishop Oyedepo in which he said he acts on the last instruction he received from God and won't move until a new one has been released.

_*Job 33 vs 14-16 (KJV)*, "For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction._

What instruction has been sealed up in your ears and do you have the interpretation?

Philip in the Bible asked the Ethiopian eunuch if he understood what he was reading. Today I ask you: do you understand your dreams?

Dreams are important and I urge you to tap into these night parables to discover God's instructions to you.

*Here are a few symbols to learn from*

 1.Gate – spiritual authority, entrance point for good or evil

2. Key – spiritual authority, colour of key is also important.

{a}Green key represents access to life.

{b}Silver key is a symbol of salvation.

{c}Gold key means divinity unlocked in your life.

3.Bee/hornet- painful, strong demonic attack

4.Butterfly – Freedom, flighty, fragile temporary glory, transformation

5.Flies – Evil spirits, filth of Satan’s
kingdom. Beelzebub -“Lord of the flies.”, live on dead
things, occultic

6.Grasshopper – destruction

7.Moth – symbol of destruction

8.Roach – Infestation, unclean spirits, hidden sin

9.Scorpion – Evil spirits, evil men, pinch of pain

10.Spider – occultic attack, witchcraft
Spider Web – place of demonic attack, ensnaring, a trap

God bless you.

Apostle Humphrey .

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Black Smith Teaching Series

Part 5

There are regions in the spirit that have not been explored yet and these regions control unreached or the desolate regions of the world.

Until the light of God's word affects the people of a land, the inhabitants continue to live under a cloud of darkness.

Demons have inspired wars and some of the loss of blood experienced in different nations. Without the preaching of the cross and intercession, this world can be a chaotic mess.

Man's sinful nature is a destructive force. Look at some of the most violent regions in our time. These are found in the Arabic peninsula and so much blood is shed in those nations.

In some parts of Africa where there is bloodshed and chaos, one common aspect is that they have not opened their nations for the Gospel.

1 Corinthians 1 vs 18
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God."

Could the preaching of the cross bring stability to war-torn regions of the world and can the Gospel change the state of a nation?

If we do not preach Christ, our families and nations may continue to be under the enemy's dark cloud of influence.

The best tool of warfare is the preaching of the Cross.

Proverbs 11 vs 30
"Fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

 Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. The last words Jesus left the apostles was to preach the gospel to the ends of the world and make disciples of all nations.

Have we preached this Gospel to the whole world? Your life is a message and an epistle because we are trees we should attract people to us by the fruits we produce.

People are not attracted to a dry, fruitless tree. The proverb win souls and use words was coined in the 20th century and is key to us achieving the commission of our Lord.

Fruits are not only physical wealth or natural achievements. The Bible says a good name is far better than silver and gold. But still wealth makes it easier for man to accept Christ's message through us. How many souls are accounted to your heavenly account?

One great evangelist's message titled "He Touched One But I Touched A Thousand" is a testimony of a single man who ministered to him and how, though he won him alone and even had no pulpit ministry, his single act of preaching the gospel in a class room was a seed for the kingdom for the millions the evangelist won.

Let's take back the dark regions of the spirit through the preaching of the cross. The Bible shows us that the wisest of men are soul winners.

How many have you touched by your life? The Lord has always said to me, "If  you testify about me, I manifest myself through you." He even said, "Those that speak about me, I testify about them in different places."

Win a soul for Jesus. Tell others about how he came to die for us on the cross of Calvary. Let's make sure every region receives the light of God's word.

God bless you.

Apostle Humphrey.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Black Smith teaching series

Part 4

Pull Down The High Places

"He removed the high places, and brake the images, cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made for the children of Israel: for unto these days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and called it Nehushtan."
(2 Kings 18 vs.4)

Hezekiah pulled down the altars that were established when the children of Israel came into Canaan.

When the brazen serpent was first introduced, it was made to deliver and save the children of Israel from death but it was not to remain after fulfilling its purpose.

God speaks and revelation is progressive . You should always seek a word and a revelation for today. The brazen serpent was introduced during Moses' time as an instruction from God but during the time of Hezekiah it had become part of the Israelites' idolatry as they were now worshipping it.

Never do something God has not instructed you to do. Seek God for today and when you receive an instruction, do not turn it into doctrine. (Mannna was always for that day)

 Each day he should reveal himself again  and again to you . I have a duty to pull down anything that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ. Our responsibility is to point men to Christ. Its not about man but God  ,lets not stick to unnecessary religous acts and practices.

The hardest thing as a minister is to seek God for a fresh word and leave the old, usual approach. Pharisees missed Jesus because they stuck to old tradition. Don't miss God.

Remember, the brazen serpent in the time of Moses was set up as an instruction from God but in the time of Hezekiah, it had become idolatry.

God bless you.

Apostle Humphrey

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Black Smith teaching series

Part 3

One day God said to me, faith is your response to my word and if you act when I have not released a word, it's not faith.

You can walk into a car sales shop without my word and come out without a car because it's not faith but foolishness. The best place to start is the threshing floor or place of prayer where you seek and push me to release a word. And when I release that word, step out in faith.

If God has spoken and you act out that word in faith, it does not matter what it is that he said, he will do it. The Bible speaks of women who received their dead back to life. The best place to look for his word is in the Bible and when you receive revelation, you can act out your faith.

The easiest way to receive a word is by allowing a man of God to speak a word over your life. If there is no specific word, it is not faith and God himself can speak but you have to be familiar with him. But then, believers are now too lazy to wait in the place of prayer for the word.

 Most of the things you desire in this life are locked up in two areas, his word and prayer, and you can receive a rhema word from him and when you act on it, there is nothing that shall be impossible. The Bible says you will say to this mountain move and it will move. Those that move mountains carry the rhema word of God.

Can I challenge you to seek a fresh word from him and when you receive it, walk by faith and possess whatever he would have promised. What is his promise for your marriage, prosperity or ministry? Seek his word and respond to that word for your miracle.

My definition of faith is that faith is the response of the human spirit to the word of God. If he has not spoken, it is not faith. Seek a word from him.

God bless you.

Apostle Humphrey

The man who walks with God

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Understanding The Spiritual Realm

Part 7

Over the past years, I have interacted with a few people who had encounters. Most of the times, they would say it was a scary experience and because of their fear, they were not able to push forward and hear properly the message they were given.

Why is this dimension so scary even when man is so curious about it. Man can live his whole life surrounded by this majestic dimension of the supernatural and not see it. Yet upon death, he immediately sees this place. The death of the flesh opens one's spiritual eyes to see in this place.

So, does it mean those that experience the supernatural are the walking dead? I once preached a message titled The Walking Dead and preached saying there is a level of God you will never experience if you are still alive to the world. The walking dead do not have any fears. Supernatural experiences are normal to them. These people have died to the world and its passions and because of this, they have become more alive spiritually.

The question is: how does one die and become the walking dead?

Romans 6:8
"Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him."

When we accepted Jesus as Lord over our lives and became Christians, we also died with him. And though we died with him, some can continue to live because they will not put to death there flesh. It is a personal decision to deal with the flesh and it's lustful tendencies.

If we don't die, the spiritual remains a mystery. I choose to be the walking dead. Will you be among the walking dead and begin to to live a life beyond the flesh? A life where the supernatural becomes natural and visions common.

God bless you

Apostle Humphrey