At Truth Assembly, we are called to bear witness to the Truth (John 18:37). We envision a generation that demonstrates the glory of God.
Pastor Tom Amanya
A Call To Higher Standards
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17).
As a Christian, the Bible teaches moderation, not excesses. There're things you just don't allow. A Christian has some decency. Today, you can pass by a public space or shopping mall and find people in compromising positions. But don't condescend to that level of behaviour.
As christians, we have a higher life, and higher standards; we have decency. There should be some decency in your dressing, speech and way of life. There're places you just shouldn't be found in.
Our opening verse says, "...come out from among them, and be ye separate..." In other words, be different. You have a different life, a different culture, and a different mindset; it's called the mindset of the righteous.
You were sanctified by the Spirit; meaning that He separated you and declared you holy and undefiled. Therefore, walk in righteousness. Don't let those of the world drag you into ungodly behaviours; otherwise, you can't win them. Your standard has to be higher to win them.
Copy the Master; think like Him; act like Him; talk like Him. There's a decency that goes with the Spirit of God, and that decency must be in your life. Let everything about you edify others, and bring glory to the Lord in every way, and every day, for you're the light in a dark and perverted world. Glory to God.
Pastor Tom Amanya
Redemption and Remission
"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Ephesians 1:7).
Redemption in the theme scripture is the Greek word "apolutrosis" and it means riddance. In Christ, we have our riddance. He rids or plucks you out of trouble, and rids your life of anything that's wrong. So, you can say, "I have my riddance in Christ, no matter what!" That's redemption. It doesn't matter what mess you may think you're in, you can trust Him to get you out.
In Christ Jesus, we also have remission of sins; the total removal or blotting away of sins. God did much more than forgive us; He blotted out our sins. There's completely no trace or record of your sins; it's as though you never sinned.
That's why it's wrong for a Christian to keep a consciousness of sin. Some are ever praying and asking God for forgiveness, because they're always overwhelmed by the burden of sin-consciousness. The truth is that the Bible never tells us to ask God for forgiveness. God never made provision for your "forgiveness." This may upend some people's theology but it's the present truth.
"...that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me" (Acts 26:16-18). The same way you receive the inheritance is how you receive the forgiveness. If you don't ask for your inheritance (Romans 8:17), then, you don't have to ask for the forgiveness; receive it!
According to 1 John 1:9, when you do wrong, confess (Greek: homologeo, meaning acknowledge) your sins. There's an automatic cleansing going on (1 John 1:7) because He's faithful and just.
God wants you to walk in your riddance, your righteousness, your justification, your holiness and your sanctification in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Tom Amanya
Justification in Remission
"Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:38-39).
What we have in Christ isn't forgiveness, but remission of sins. The word translated "forgiveness" is the Greek "aphesis" which means "remission- removal." Remission is the complete removal of sin. Another word akin to remission in the Old Testament is found in Leviticus 25:10; it's the word "liberty," which means "release." Part of the verse says, "And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land..."
The word "liberty" is the same word "aphesis" which means remission. We're to proclaim remission; man's total release from sin, it's effects and consequences. Just as all debts were cancelled during jubilee in the Old Testament, remission in the New Testament is the wiping out or blotting out of a debt (sin), as though it had never been; as though it never happened.
In forgiveness, the record shows that you're the offender but have been pardoned for the offense, whereas in remission, there's no record of offence.
In remission, the offence is separated or divorced from you; it doesn't exist, hence, you're justified. Yes, in remission, you have justification! The Bible says in Acts 13:39 that by Jesus Christ, all that believe are justified from all things, from which they couldn't be justified by the Law of Moses.
To be justified means you're acquitted; you've been declared "not guilty," in spite of your sins because they have been remitted; they don't exist. How is this possible? It's the righteousness of God: "To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus" (Romans 3:26).
The God We Serve!
Job 5:8-14, "I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night."
Pastor Tom Amanya
He Doesn't Rest Upon You
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me" (2 Corinthians 12:9).
It's not scripturally correct in the New Testament to say, "May God's Spirit rest upon you." What Paul said wasn't about the power of Christ resting upon him. The word translated "rest" is from the Greek, "episkenoo" which is a combination of two words, "epi" meaning "a superimposition" and "skenoo" meaning "habitation." Episkenoo therefore means "Coming over something to take charge from within." In other words, we can describe it as being filled with the Spirit.
Another use of the term "rest upon" is in 1 Peter 4:14, where the Bible says, "If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you..." Here, the word "anapauo" is used and it means to be refreshed or given rest, but not as sleep. Contextually it means, if you're persecuted because of Jesus, happy are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God will give you rest; He refreshes you and strengthens you.
In the New Testament, there is no suggestion of the Holy Spirit coming to rest upon us. The emphasis throughout the Scriptures is for us to be full of the Spirit because He lives in us. This was the standard in the early Church, and it's still our standard today.
The Bible says, "...and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit..." (Acts 6:5). In Acts 4:31, it says, "After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit..."
This is the will of God for us today in the Church: being continually filled with the Spirit.
Pastor Tom Amanya
Take With You Words
"O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive [us] graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips" (Hosea 14:1-2).
Notice the words of the Prophet in our theme scripture: "Take with you words," not bulls and goats. We're to take the calves (bulls) of our lips; the sacrifices of our lips, which are better than the bulls (animals) offered as sacrifice. Remember, the blood of bulls and goats couldn't take away sin (Hebrews 9:13-14).
Hebrews 13:15 says, "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name"; the fruit of our lips are WORDS. We're to give thanks to His Name, rendering words.
The expression "giving thanks" in the Greek is "homologeo" which means "to make confessions; to say what God has said in harmony with Him." Two can't walk together except they be agreed (Amos 3:3). Thus, God expects us to walk in agreement with Him.
When you declare that Jesus Christ is Lord of all, as Peter did in Acts 10:36, you're making confession to His Name. When you say, Lord, you're holy, and righteous; all things belong to you; you're exalted above all; your hands have made all things"; that's making confessions to His Name. This is what is required; to offer sacrifices of praise, giving thanks to His Name.
Thus you can say, "Thank you for what you've done for me; you've really blessed me in all things, and given me the advantage"; you're making confessions to His Name in a way that praises Him.
Even now, render unto Him the calves of your lips. Hallelujah!
Pastor Tom Amanya
Patterned After His Love
"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight" (Colossians 1:21-22).
The Lord presents you to Himself, holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight. In His sight.... Hallelujah!
It doesn't matter what anybody thinks; this is what God thinks about you; He thinks you're holy, unblameable and unreproveable. That's how He has presented you to Himself in Christ Jesus. It's not because of what you did or didn't do, but because of what Jesus did.
Now, He has given unto me the righteousness of Jesus Christ, not in mine own righteousness. How I pray that many begin to see themselves that way before God. This is the Gospel. This is when you begin to understand how much the Father loves you. You're that valuable to Him.
Stop focusing on what you've done, unto what He has done. What He has done is bigger than your sin; His love is bigger than your sin. This is awesome!
Jesus Christ presents us faultless before the presence of God with exceeding joy (Jude 1:24). If He's not presenting us faultless now before the presence of God, then He'll certainly never present us after death.
But who is it that condemns you when Christ died for you? You can't condemn what has been accepted (Ephesians 1:6). By His Word, God has already named us, and you're what He names you. Therefore, you're holy, accepted, righteous and holy. Blessed be God.
Pastor Tom Amanya
The Fellowship Of Love
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him" (John 14:23).
The verse above prompts a question: "Didn't the Father already love everyone?" John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
When He said the Father would love the one who keeps His words, He wasn't talking about the "general" love of God, but love that produces fellowship. The Father would take notice of you and have special fellowship with you if you love Him. If anyone has this weighty and intense love for the Master, He says, "...we (the Father and the Son) will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
This wasn't going to be a visit; rather, He meant the Father and the Son would set up their headquarters with and in you. When I discovered this years ago, it made a deep impression on my spirit. It's such a glorious communion. You're in Him, and He's in you; you've become His operational headquarters, while He becomes your dwelling place.
This is what sets you apart in life- your fellowship with the Lord in love. You love the Lord passionately, and He's all that you seek. Your love for Him is the reason you pray, fast, study the Word, win souls, and do the things you do.
There are God's blessings that are only experienced by those who are in this class, those who are in fellowship with Him by love, and not by law.
As we start the new month, take note of the following:
1. Pray for the month of September and May 2020. In the realm of the Spirit, I see strong orchestrations by the devil; demonic global arrangements being planned. The Roman Catholic church shall be used to reveal such plans and arrangements, says the Lord, but they are not the will of God.
2. Pray for the leadership of this land. I see "bad" issues getting ready to be exposed in the Director of Public Procesutions (DPPs) Office. But they that be the Lord's shall be saved.
3. Pray for Egypt, Iran and Russia. May the Lords strong hand guard, protect and defend the righteous there.
4. Pray that the Church shall come to the understanding of the need to #stand with Israel. And that many there (in Israel) shall come to the saving power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Tom Amanya
The Love of Christ Constrains Us
"For the love of Christ Constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead" (2 Corinthians 5:14).
Love has a constraining virtue. When you were born again, the love of God that's been shed abroad in your heart will constrain, drive or compel you to do what's right. You're a completely changed person and you don't need to be compelled to love. Love is your nature, and it constrains you to love God intensely.
Now, if the love of Christ is to constrain you, you've got to let it do it. You have a responsibility! When love gains dominion over your heart, you'll begin to do things differently because of the love of Christ that is at work in and through you.
You can't significantly impact your world without love, and until you're motivated by the God-kind of love, you'll not be effectual in leading others to Christ. The call is not to live unto yourself, but unto Christ Jesus. This is why there's a remarkable difference between "a purpose-driven life" and "a love-driven life.
The Apostle Paul while journeying to testify both to the Jews and the Greeks said, "...behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me" (Acts 20:22-23).
And because he wasn't disobedient to the heavenly vision, he said, "But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24).
How can a person reach a point where their own life isn't the most important thing to them? It didn't come naturally; Paul had chosen to be that way. THE KEY WAS THAT HE HAD DIED. YOU CAN'T THREATEN, INTIMIDATE , OR KILL A DEAD MAN. Let the love of Christ constrain you.
Pastor Tom Amanya
Look Beyond This World
"That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:7).
The Bible says, "If our hope in Christ is good for this life only and no more, then we deserve more pity than anyone else in all the world" (1 Corinthians 15:19 GNB). If all there is, all we do, and all we live for is about this world, then that's a hopeless and wasted life. Life on earth isn't the end result; we are here for a reason: to be trained for the life hereafter. Life in eternity is what counts.
How we live here on earth as Christians will determine the life we'll have or enjoy when we get to heaven and the ages to come. The life we live here has alot to do with your faith in God and His Word, and your knowledge and understanding of spiritual realities.
The less understanding you have, the less effective you'll be in the ages to come. So, our life here is to train us for that future, because God is going to give us great authority; we will reign and rule with Christ in the ages to come.
If you've been faithful in that which the Lord has committed to your trust, He'll commit more to your care (Luke 19:17), not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. He's going to bless you and give you authority over cities, nations, and territories.
Not everyone will run nations, cities and territories in the world to come; it depends on your knowledge and understanding of the Word, and it's application in the earth. This is why you must train and educate your spirit in the things of God. Use your faith. Subdue nations, and dominate in this world, in readiness for the life of dominion in the world to come.
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