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THE SIMPLE TRUTH

An inspirational classic for spiritual, mental and physical success

Understanding the essential ingredients and dimensions of success

Gift Ekekezie





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Copyright 2018 Gift Ekekezie



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Table of contents

Preface

Chapter one- The truth about you

Chapter two- The truth about your finance

Chapter three- The truth about your family

About- Gift Ekekezie

Other books by Gift Ekekezie

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Author’s Preface to the Reader

The saying “Content is king” is powerful information, but I think that truthful content is rather chief king. Sincerely and simply speaking, the matter or the word “Truth” like a pendulum has been dangling passionately within the confinement of my curious heart. Before now, it’s been in my mind that a classic work of this sort will come out from me- what we call “Dream comes true”. Have you ever noticed that the word “Truth” lyrically and personally dances unhindered at the corridors of politics, judiciary, institutions, organizations and even churches with its face mask? Truth is essential commodity in its absence no real life is known. Truth is the only foundation that has ability to smile at the past, carry the present and the future as William Shakespeare rightly quoted “No Legacy is as rich and rewarding as truth”. The word “Truth” undoubtedly remains a vital force that must stand and withstand the falsehood of time and prevail while piercing through eternity. In my humble course of intensive and extensive research, I profoundly discovered that truth abides absolute and never ready upon any force of lure to take the nature of chameleon. For instance it is true that a man can never give birth. It is true that a woman can never impregnate herself. It is true that a new born baby can never make her bed. Get the picture?

Truth remains unwavering, unquestionable, uncompromising and sometimes uncomfortable. The great masterpiece in your hand though not voluminous remains a V.I.B (very important book) born out of protracted passion to convey an absolute truth to you.

This book is the very mind of God, treat it with priceless mentality. Having made a long research, the book culminates into three indispensable chapters ready to reveal a concealed truth for which you’ll glorify God for its encounter. On very guiles manner, the pattern of my writing is just the area of my passion. Thus the entire masterpiece remains a piece of my consuming passion. I can’t help it but write; my works are just like incubating egg that must hatch. Believe me reader, I may not be the omniscience guru who claims to know it all but open heartedness and simplicity of mind will assist you achieve the purpose of this publication. I believe that every writer’s piece wears the face of its own uniqueness. This book is not just a mere propeller only aiming at offering motivation and stimulus; in it are combustible insights and revelations targeting the readers mind and setting the spirit on ablaze thus painting the entire anatomy with valuable color. Relax with this book and progress by the sincere mindset of “Let me find out”. Words when informative and illuminative become wealth in view.

Like an old Preacher said, “Human Mind is like a Parachute, it works well when it is open”. So open your mind and let this book bless you. I know you’ll be blessed for making it your digestive.

I implore you to Journey with me as we explore this classic book on the truth about you, your finance and your family and by the time we are through patiently and progressively, we must have discovered this timeless and simple truth. The truth is that when you finish reading this book, your life must have been improved spiritually, financially and practically. What is the truth about you? Do you know you are a spirit? What are the components of your spirit, mind and body? How would you truly lead a life that will be profitable to you and others? How would you access your life and the real world and engage your anatomy for practical, purposeful and profitable success? This book is a practical classic compass to guide you spiritually, mentally, financially and physically. From chapter one which is the truth about you, there are amazing things you will discover about yourself that will really help you. The first chapter deals deeply with man as a spirit. It will help you understand perfectly why you are a spirit and how to maximize it. It went further to touch your soul which is your mind; how to make use of it and be a success here on earth. It also touches the aspect of human in the physical frame. Is man an animal? What and why did man possess animalistic trait? It touches and treats why man is tripartite in nature. It also delved into your natural, universal and spiritual family. This book is truly what it is called; the simple truth that will help you to attain spiritual, mental, financial, physical and universal success. You will never regret purchasing this masterpiece. It cost me hours of hours of sleepless nights to produce this book for you. This is what I love to do; writing destiny molding books. This masterpiece passed through laboratory of other great minds. Well scrutinized and filtered for you. There are indispensable insights you will encounter that will solve a problem somewhere for you. If you truly desire to know about your whole self, study this book. Let’s just share thoughts together. Get this power; enjoy it as God uses it to transform you. I love you with passion, this is the simple truth.

Gift Ekekezie – Nigeria.





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Chapter One

The Truth about You

Man is a spirit; he has a soul and lives in the body. This is an indispensable and incredible truth. May I put it this way. The spirit is man; he has a soul and lives in the body. May I still put it another way. Man is fully and basically spirit, fully soul and fully body. The state of your spirit determines the state of your soul and activity of your body. If your spirit is dead, that is if you are dead spiritually, your soul will be consciously sensual, abhorring godliness. One of the most inspiring quotes ever uttered by man was that of Socrates which says “Man know thyself”. Over the years man has traveled the path of the science of self discovery with little or no success. I discovered that man possesses not the ability to fully discover himself, what we need is divine light to find our path. This book is just a piece of my passion, directed by God to bless its readers. If you must comprehend your personality and grasp the whole component of man, then you must focus first on the spiritual, for life is simply spiritual.

My Teenage and Tender Weeping Heart

Never will I forget the night I sat under the light of a crescent moon totally lost in thought. That night I was a bit happy, my mood taking a positive shape because of lack of darkness. The pale light of the moon was actually icing my night while battling with my teen thought. Sitting under that fade light of the moon blended with fade darkness, with my two hands on my jaw, the thought of my friend's sudden disappearance kept racing through my mind. I must confess; it was not a romantic thought because I watch my soul tie friend buried. What they called death took her away through what they called brief illness. From my early teen through to my late teen, most times I see myself helplessly monopolizing my hanging out while questioning my melancholy self about my friend's death, disappearance, state and general existence and termination of man. I see her almost every given night but only in the dream state. In reality, the simple truth is that she is no more; but another simple truth is that she is somewhere. Her demise and that of other friends of mine broke my heart, burdened my soul and left me with life questions and puzzles too difficult to solve and too paramount to seal. Sometimes I forget myself and at the same time discover myself asking certain salient questions like why should my friend die? Why did God create her in the first place? What is man? Why was human being created? So one day I will die like my friend? What is the essential component of man? Why couldn’t my friend just rise up as earth is being poured on her? Being lonely and having no one to really ask, I see my teenage weeping heart getting more confused, implicated and complicated as tears was naturally flowing down my cheeks. As a teenager, I saw myself constantly questioning my curious mind what is man and why did God made man. I discovered that man was not manmade, you are God made. Man was not naturally made, man was supernaturally made. Man was not made by chance, man was made by plan. Man is not a fluke of nature; man came from a being that is spiritually and emotionally powerful and intelligent. Man is just exactly what the maker said he is; “Created in the image of his maker”. See Gen. 2:27. So the simple truth about you is that you are a spirit, you have a soul and reside in a body. As we go further with this masterpiece, we will discover more of the simple truth.

The Component and Original Purpose of Man

Whatever that is made, was made for a purpose. Purpose is very powerful. God is a God of purpose. From the giant galaxy to the smallest amoeba, all were made by a purposeful God. Until you sincerely, hungrily, humbly and practically understand your component, you cannot fit in and fulfill the purpose of your living. Get to really know yourself; this is the most nobility of all discoveries. Your whole true ecstasy and true success is totally dependent on getting to know the reason of your existence; what we call purpose. Now if I may ask you to pronounce or define “Pqxtybshf”, you'll find it difficult and the whole effort completely worthless. The reason is because “Pqxtybshf” is meaningless and does not possess a defining outlook and outline therefore no value is attach to it. Many people's life is just this way; they can never define their existence. All they ever experience is constant confusion. Though they eat, make some money, engage in marital affairs and some kind of sexual affairs, have some dreams, move around and all that but deep within, this life is just meaningless to them. Others value mental, intellectual and physical activities and relegate spiritual matters because they are ignorant and so value it not. The result becomes internal darkness, emptiness and spiritual dryness. Man ought to really live from inside out; spirit, soul and body. With your spirit you contact the spiritual world which is the highest plane and the real world, (very important, needful and most powerful). With your soul you contact the intellectual world which is the lower plane. With your body you contact the physical world which is the lowest plane. All planes very powerful, indispensable and interlock. Now we'll sail proper into understanding the purpose of making man tripartite in nature. When you look around you'll discover there are many things naturally and purposefully tripartite. For instance the egg we boil or fry and enjoy. First the shell, then the white part and the yellow part called egg yolk. You find that the real thing is the egg yolk, but it cannot exist, perform and thus actively fulfill the purpose of its existence without the white part and the shell. Looking at the egg carefully and insightfully, you'll discover that the first is not necessarily the shell but the yolk. The egg first develops from the yolk to the white and the hard shell. Therefore it is not the hard shell and the white part that holds the yolk rather it is the yolk that holds the other two. In life, the internal is first designed to carry the external. In the body structure, the hand, mouth, eyes, feet, all external cannot function without the brain, kidney, liver, heart and so on. Back to the egg analysis. When something is said to be rotten, it is decayed, very bad and therefore hopeless and helpless. When an egg is said to be rotten, it is actually the yolk that's decayed. The white part and the shell become also affected. So the real egg is the yolk. From the light of the egg analysis, the real you is the deepest and first part of you which is your spirit. Failing to get it from this light, we fail woefully. So man is a spirit (the yolk) he has a soul (the white part) and lives in the body (the hard shell). This is the simple truth. Below we'll consider first the purpose and component of man as a spirit. How and why were you a spirit?

The Purpose and Component of Man as a Spirit

I believe you agree that God remains the indisputable source of the whole creation. There is no success without a source. No house without a foundation. The earth is a house with a foundation but one mystery about its foundation is that it is not beneath but above. Every creation plus you and the world billionaires, celebrities, icons, politicians, pastors and whoever you may remember have never existed without a source. So human beings are no beings without spirit being. Without controversy “God is a spirit”. See John 4:24. Many insightful scholars and spiritual authors have written in this light with unquestionable revelations to help man. If you really want to know, you will. The major problem of man is pride and satisfaction in ignorance. One powerful truthful revelation given to us about the spirit man comes from the book of proverbs. “The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts” proverbs 20:27, AMP. This revelation proceeds from the word of God which is proven, indispensable, infallible and eternal. You'll carefully notice that it says “The spirit of man is the lamp or candle of the Lord”. This same powerful revelation was given to Paul the apostle when he shouted “... though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day” 2 Corinth .4:16 KJV. There is what is called the inward man, which is your original personality. Paul used the phrase “Our inward man” meaning you and every human being who ever lived. This inward man who is your spirit is what Solomon by revelation called “The candle of the Lord and the innermost being” So why did God made man spirit? It’s because man came from God who himself is a Spirit. God cannot be a Spirit and give birth to a different thing; everything delivers after its kind. This remains an irrefutable law. So God as the originator of purpose must have had immortalized reasons why He made man a spirit. The question is why? Well, people like Solomon, Moses, Paul and others gave us the answer; still by revelation. Solomon told us "The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord". So what do you use candle or lamp for? Unarguably, the purpose of candle or lamp is to light its immediate environment. Candle brings light which makes movement, business, activities and functions within the room accessible and possible. So without light, everything will be static, making relationship and even fellowship impossible. “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” 1 John 1:5. Everything about God is associated with light.

The Power of Communion

Sincerely speaking, in the component of the spirit man you'll get that factor called conscience, intuition and communion. Many people are not benefiting from the ministry of conscience and intuition because the centre of the spirit man called communion is not functioning. In other words their spirit is dead; that is they are dead spiritually. One reason God made man spirit is for communion. This is where the whole life of man is. Jesus said in John 5:26 that the Father (God) hath life in himself. Paul said in that life we live and move, and have our being Acts 17:28. Have you ever seen somebody who is physically dead and still vertical and standing by himself? Impossible! The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord. You'll discover that when you want to make use of your candle, you make it stand and then light it. You enjoy the candle because it’s fulfilling its purpose. Any candle lying down in your room is just useless. The spirit man referred to the candle of the Lord is an entity meant to illuminate the soul, and the body for wholeness of communion. Since God is life, he supplies life to your spirit through the means and power of communion.

The Power of Communion Defined

Moses in his powerful and insightful revelation called God “The God of the spirits of all flesh” Numbers 16:22. Apostle Paul in Hebrews called God “Father of spirits” Hebrews 12:9. Zechariah said God “Formed the spirit of man within him” Zechariah 12:1. All these are referring to human beings as spirits. For deeper understanding and revelation, look at how the message translation gave us the picture. “... The very God who threw the skies into space, set earth on a firm foundation and breath his own life into men and women” Zech. 12:1 MSG. The powerful picture given to us by King James Version and the message version will help us realize what happened at man's original creation. The bible said in Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”. This lets us know undeniably that man is more than a dust. Man was made by a wise God with a blue print for a purpose. So at the point of breathing the breath of life into man, God actually gave man his kind of life. Zechariah 12:1, the message version lets us know that God actually breath his own life into man. The King James Version told us that God formed the spirit of man within him. To ordinary mind this sounds incredible but to us it’s crucial. At the moment God breathe life into man, an automatic instant incubation took place, and the spirit man was formed which became the candle of the Lord, informing us that God is light. No wonder he said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...” Gen. 1:26. Man was made for communion and constant fellowship. Cambridge dictionary explains communion as a close relationship with someone in which feelings and thoughts are exchanged. “And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou”? Gen 2:9. This is the depiction of communion. Till date, God is still asking that same question where are you? Until you answer that question and sincerely connect to God, your life will totally remain empty; devoid of inner peace and true fulfillment. You can't truly live apart from God, you came from him.

The Necessity of Communion and Mystery of Spiritual Intercourse

When detached from its source, human life becomes impoverished. God is the source of life. Just the way the life of your body is in your blood, that's the way the life of your spirit is in communion. The holy bible said “... He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” 1 Corinth. 6:17. This is the power of communion. It helps you be what God made you to be. Research revealed that most couple has intercourse once a week. Apart from eating, talking and doing other things together, the real avenue where couples share their spirit, soul and body is intercourse. Couples who are genuinely in love lubricate that love affair by intercourse. This is a mystery. “For thy maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name...” Isaiah 54:5. “... Although I was a husband unto them, saith the Lord” Jer. 31:32. In John 15:1, Jesus said “My Father is the husbandman”. If you are a student of the bible, you will notice that whenever the people of God goes away from God and cut off communion or communication; God calls them harlots. Because God is love, he told the Israelites “I am a jealous God” Exodus 20:5. True love goes with jealousy; this is the power of fellowship. So communion is necessary because it is the blood of the spirit. God said because I am your husband, spiritual intercourse is paramount and indispensable. God said without mincing words; I am your husband. This explains why he first formed man spiritually so he can always connect with man. You must move away from living for yourself and start living for God.

The Place of Spiritual Intercourse in Communion

Spiritual intercourse is not having sex with God; it is fulfilling your purpose on earth through fellowship. “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” 1 John 1:6-7. In explaining communion Paul in 2 Corinth 13:14 used the Greek word koinonia, meaning intercourse, closeness, oneness and constant fellowship. This is the reason God made you from immaterial platform, to relate with him, and because he is a Spirit, it must be from spiritual angle and perspective. In the light of communion, Paul further gave us a powerful insight. “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones...This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church” Eph. 5:30 and 32. God made you to be a member of his body. This is the climax of the joy of your being.

Connecting God through the Channel of Communion

This is the most important aspect why God made you; to connect. So many people on daily basis are not connecting because they are not connected. Because God is known as the “Joy of the whole earth”, your real joy in life is dependent on him. Your intuition and conscience will not actively work, when communion is not in place. God leads you through your intuition and constantly correct or applaud you through your conscience. These are the order, arrangement and component of the spirit man. It is from communion that you get the word commune and communication. Too many are acquainted with Christian ceremony in the area of taking Holy Communion, but they are not really connected to God. They can't tell if they hear God or not. The power of communion empowers your intuition and quickens your conscience. Many have accidentally lost their lives, jobs, money, loved ones and real important things because their channel of getting information is blocked. Information, ideas, directions, visions, dreams and revelations are God's delight to pass to man. The bible said “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” Proverbs 29:18. Never neglect the power of communion. Your life will be sweet and a lot better when you mind and focus on spiritual things. “For to be carnally minded is death: but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” Romans 8:6. Do you really want to enjoy life and always enjoy divine serenity? Then be spiritually minded. How? I will tell you.

Prayer: The Power Bank and Life Wire of Your Spirit

There are so many lessons we learn daily from advance technology. For instance you could have your phone but if you don't have the micro chip known as sim card, you can't get any service from any provider because you are not connected. The sim card allows you store your information, access the network and get your desired service with a price tag. Prayer is your spiritual sim card and the word of God is the information you store in the sim. These are the life wire and power bank of your spirit man. Now hear this. The word of God said “For the life of the flesh is in the blood”... Lev. 17:11. Then in another place it says “It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that you hear, they are spirit and they are life” John 6:63. Yet in another place he says “Men ought always to pray and not to faint” Luke 18:1. Just the way the life of your body is stored in your blood, that's the way the life of your spirit is stored in the word of God and prayer. Your body has its life, your soul and spirit has its life as well. Your body and soul are useless to God when your spirit is dead. Haven't you seen people who will boldly inform you that they don't go to church or worship God; but they go to day and night club, belong to football clubs, politics and things like that. It’s a sure sign of spiritual sickness and death. When your spirit man is alive, you will have hunger for spiritual things. You see your spirit man weeping because it’s no more praying privately and hearing or studying the word of God. God gave us laid down rules and principles to really live a spiritual and successful life. The truth is that if you are not alive spiritually, then you are not really living; you just exist. Prayer is a spiritual transaction, its profitability is not only spiritual; it extends to physical manifestation. Psalms 82:6 gave us very powerful information “I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most high”. This divine declaration is not questionable. Truthfully speaking, both God in heaven, including the host of Angelic beings plus Satan and his demons and every other creation are actually beholding humans as gods. “I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most high”. gods are powerful spirits who carry out spiritual obligations. Because humans are small gods, God rightly use small letter to depict us. You see, we have features of divinity. God is a creator and we are also creative in nature. gods being spirits perform spiritual activities. When you neglect your spiritual activity, you die spiritually, that is you are cut off from God. Paul warned in Galatians 3:3 “Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh”? It is foolishness, stupidity and spiritual blindness not to desire to pray always and commune with God. “Men ought always to pray” Luke 18:1. As a spirit being who is packaged in the body, you must pray and feed on God's word to maintain your powerful position. The simple truth is that when you don't have hunger for spiritual things, then something is wrong with your spirit. Its either you are spiritually sick or dead. This is the simple truth. Never neglect and underrate this aspect of your structure. It is highly animalistic not to fulfill spiritual obligations. You must learn to live in whole. By insight, John the apostle gave us a piece of his passion. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospereth" 3 John:2. Here you'll notice the apostolic passionate revelation. He prays that you (spirit man), will prosper and then be in health (bodily) even as your soul (mentally) prospers. Real prayer and revelations from the word of God blazes and prospers your spirit man, keep you in good health and renews your mind (soul). Your failure becomes history when you passionately roll by this divine principle. I recommend you look out and get my first two books on prayer titled Dominion through Prayer and Sleep Less Pray More. It must make a champion out of you. By the help of the Holy Spirit, I shared divine insights in those books of prayer. The word of God and practicing prayer are the food and life of your spirit man. When you devalue it, then you are devastated and detached from the source of real joy and real success. Job clearly understood this simple truthful reality when he echoed "I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food" Job 23:12. Is your heart yearning for God? Like the psalmist you can cry out, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee O God: My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God..." Psalms 42:1-2. Prayer is indeed the life wire of your spirit man. When you pray and live a life of prayer, there would be a constant transformation leading you to immeasurable profit. Notice this scripture on the message translation. “Six days later, three of them saw that glory. Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled. Then they realized that Moses and Elijah were also there in deep conversation with him” Matthew 17:1-3. The key word in this verse is “Glory”. This is what the power of prayer can do. Jesus went not to the mountain just to chat. The magnificence and splendor which the disciples saw was a wonder to them. They were in total awe of such experience. Mountain is talking of prayer. In short the bible used the word “High Mountain”. As he communed with his father on that mountain, there was a change from inside out resulting into literal glory. This kind of prayer attracted men of prayer in the person of Moses and Elijah. The Hebrew word for “Glory” is kabowd while the Greek word is doxa meaning weight, dignity, splendor, brilliance and honor. When you pray you are changed from inside out. Prayer causes you to carry weight. It makes you to become spiritually heavy. The weight of sin, disgrace and shame will be far from you. Prayer makes your spirit man to become so light, removing every weight of sin and makes it to become weighty, carrying the glory of God. This is why you are formed from inside out-spirit, soul and body. The reason is for you to communicate with God constantly. This is where your glory lies. Remember as you behold his face, you are changed from glory to glory. This is known as ever increasing life. Truly for you to live a glorious and victorious life, your spirit man must be blazing always, and indeed prayer and thoroughly feeding on God’s word are indispensable. Don't forget, the spirit of man, is the candle of the Lord. God wants to relate with you. With your spirit you contact the spiritual world. With your soul you contact the mental world. With your body you contact the physical world. God made you as a spirit man so that you will share in his glory. The first Adam literally shared in that glory and the last Adam said “...the glory which you gave me, I have given to them”...John 17:22. You need this kind of glory so that the weight of wealth, fame, popularity, and what have you would not sweep you away. The mountain experience will help you with that. Feeding on God’s word hungrily and living a life of prayer brings you in the class of doxa that will constantly dazzle your world. You are dead when you are not a person of prayer; prayer is the blood of the spirit man. The life of the flesh is in the blood; the life of the spirit is in prayer and voracious feeding on rhema in God’s word. This is purposefully the wise arrangement of the all wise God. We'll proceed into the aspect of soulish realm.

The Mental Power of the Human Soul

Because the human soul is immaterial in nature, it does not necessarily make it to be the same with human spirit; there is a vast difference. In the spirit man you get communion (the part that really fellowship with his maker), conscience (the part that takes instruction from God through communion) and intuition (the part that knows when spiritual instruction is given). In the soul you get the mind which is the seat of intellect, emotion and volition. From the aspect of the intellect you think, reason and understand. Careful and creative thinking is powered by the mind from the seat of intellect. The other aspect of human soul or mind is called emotion. This is the part that emits strong feelings of love, likeness, anger, hatred and stuffs like this. The other part is called volition. It is the aspect of decision, action and choice. These are powerful organs, made by God, to make us enjoy life successfully on this side of the world. The truth is that the spirit and soul are independent, but also mysteriously interdependent. The soul is originally fashioned to take signal or instruction from the spirit; but if it chooses to be independent, it could, but very dangerous. For instance the manufacturing of weapons of mass destruction is an activity of the soul independently. The original intention of the work of the spirit man is to guide the soul think in line with God, unfortunately, the soul having the power of decision chooses otherwise. Man could have been robotic, if he does not have a soul. The supreme one in his infinite wisdom gave man a soul, so that man will be successful and enjoy his success. Nothing could have been in existence if man does not have thinking faculty. The soul, which is the mind of man, is very powerful. We have many intellectual giants around the world doing great and incredible things. God does not want you to be a failure, that's the reason he gave you mind. You can tap into the mental power and be a success here on earth. This empirical knowledge is widely welcomed and has produced many global geniuses, icons, celebrities, successful business gurus and models idolized by men. Though money is not actually your life but vital to be in your life, the truth is that no amount of financial success can truly feed and satisfy the spirit man. There is a vacuum within you which only God can fill. This truth is unknown to so many global celebrities. This is why they mentally labor to acquire wealth, award and fame, but still lack internal settlement and serenity. If you make money your God, you will wake up one day and be bitterly disappointed. Money has its place, God has its place also, and it takes spiritual wisdom to draw a line.

Insight into the Power of the Mind

Mind power is the second strongest power next to the spirit. One of the best quotes on human mind is that of Joyce Meyer which says “You cannot have a positive life and negative mind”. People fail in life because they never mind their mind. Your mind is very powerful. It can empower you to succeed or fail depending on where you channel it. A practical case study of the picture we are painting is seen in this inspiring bible story. In Luke 16:19-21, Jesus showed us three minds in operation; the mind of Lazarus and the rich man. The bible told us that the rich man though not connected to God was wealthy, and Lazarus though connected to God was extremely poor. The key word as shown in the bible which made one wealthy and the other poor was Desire. The wealthy man simply desired to be wealthy while Lazarus desired at least to feed from the rich man's table. The latter carried the same mindset of many present day Christians; “O God, give me my daily bread”. The word Desire is a strong ability of the mind. It is connected to imagination, thought, emotion, choice and decision. The rich man through the power of imagination and wealth thinking decisively chose to be rich. He understood the workings of the mind. He tapped into the power of his mind. Another rich lawyer in the time of Jesus was like this rich man. They understood that wealth is a function of a positive mindset. A powerful quote said “The mind is what the mind is fed”. Lazarus was a child of God just like Abraham was. One died poor and the other died wealthy. In fact poor Lazarus was carried to the bosom of Rich Abraham. Abraham was rich because he believed he could, Lazarus believed something else. You can become anything you firmly put your mind into. If you mind it, you can magnet it. Your mind is like a balloon, you can blow the air of success into it and watch it fly; or leave it as if it cannot expand. Success here on earth, even in heaven is a matter of your mindset. Like a soil, God gave you a soul; what you plant in there is up to you. Lazarus left the legacy of poverty to his posterity just because he fails to cultivate his mind. Human mind is a powerful workshop and the tools to success are all there. This is the reason why God gave you a soul. The key to everything is in your mind. The highest machine ever successfully manufactured for success is the human mind. You can choose to succeed or fail to fail; it’s all in your mind. The power of desire is simply a strong feeling that you want something. This is the game of the mind. This is what differentiates successful people from failures. Global intellectual giants knew much about the mind and little about the spirit. The rich man in our case study was mentally rich and spiritually impoverished. Lazarus was mentally poor and spiritually alive. Abraham was mentally wealthy and spiritually healthy. These are powerful products of the mind. Joyce Meyer said “You cannot have a positive life and negative mind”. The truth is that the spirit cannot really enjoy God if the mind is unsuccessful. Your success in this life is God's desire but he cannot help you when your mind is negative. We'll see more of mind power in chapter two of this book. The key to everything is in your mind. Let's conclude this chapter as we look into the aspect of human body.

The Aid of Man to Human Soul and Spirit

Man they say is a higher animal. This is true when the spirit is dead and the soul sensual. All animals have body and soul but no animal have a spirit. You can beat your dog and it shed tears because it has emotion; one powerful aspect of the soul. Though man has the same kind of blood life of animals, yet man is not an animal in nature. Indeed the potency of man is beyond mere animals. Man really carries the attributes of God. I believe it is logically wrong to say that God is an animal. To affirm such is to be blasphemous and silly. Man is a spirit; he has a soul and lives in the body. This is very remarkable. Man is really an enlightened creature. In contemplation of this, David in exhilaration exclaimed “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; the fowls of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” Psalms 8:3-9. You'll also notice this same inquisitive mind in a man called Job. “What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him”? Job 7:17. When God created man, he actually said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” Gen.1:26. There are so many revelations in these scriptures; Dominion given to man. Honor given to man. Exaltation given to man. God duplicated himself in man. Man a creature of excellence. Glory given to man. Man the center of divine attraction. Above all, God put his name in man, and ordained him crown of his creation. Some people in their understanding teach that God can do without man. How true is this? David cried out to God and asked “What is man, that thou art mindful of him”? Job also cried out “What is man, that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him”? Psalms 8:4 and Job 7:17. Man is still far more intelligent than the cleverest animal and robot. Man is a creation of distinction. Contrary to what philosophy teaches; God never depicted man as an animal. Man is never an animal or higher animal, man is the image of God.

Similarities and Differences between Man and Animal

Man is not a beast, man is a being. Human philosophy told us that man according to evolution came from apes. This is a strong and influential norm held by many. This notion like a wind is a mighty motion moving the emotion of masses. My friend Emerald Uwabunkeonye insightfully said; “If man really evolved from apes, man by reason of evolution over the centuries must have metamorphosed into another thing, since evolution is a process of change”. There is no mystery about this. Man actually has the same kind of animal life in some sense. For instance animals eat, engage in intercourse, procreate, enjoy the company of each other, release positive and negative emotion, sleeps and all that just as human; but it is nonsense to conclude man as higher animal. This destructive philosophy has held many spellbound, making them reasoning and acting like animals. The truth is that if chimpanzee, the closest intelligent creature to man by DNA had the mandate to manage the earth, the earth would still remain as it were, in its state of formlessness. Scientific development proved that man is not animal. No animal can reason and think like man but man can reason and think like animal if he chose to. Man was created a creative creature. Man was made as a problem solver and solution provider. No animal carries the ability to articulate, reflect the past, present and future. No animal contemplates the possibility of afterlife. No animal relates with the spiritual world. Having taken time to research and study the animal life, I discovered that man is totally a different creature. Man is an enlightened powerful creature, fashioned to function in the capacity of his maker. In the order of existence, man is next to God. To think that man is a higher animal is to be an animal in thought. Indeed and in all ramifications, animals and even Angels behold men as god. This is the simple truth.

Revealing the Animalistic Nature of the Fallen Man

To live without God is to live as an animal. The worst tragedy to man was a fall from grace. Man’s disconnection from divinity reduced him to an animal in thought and act. Adam was in a state of perfect order when he was created. It took something greater than mere animalistic instinct to single handedly give names to all the animals in the world. Adam operated by supernatural insight and knowledge, loving and relating with God without any sense of guilt. He walked the earth and lived in his garden, not as a higher animal but as a god, decorated with glory and honor. The highest hunger of Adam as a perfect spirit man was the presence of God. God’s presence does not repel him rather it propels him. God was his attraction. He was in love with God, his presence and communion. He cultivates a strong fellowship with God. Any day God did not show up, Adam feels lonely and lost. God was his father and best companion. Adam would not trade God for the best of gold in his garden. He knew the meaning and value of the presence of God. When he disobeyed God through the forceful enticement of his beautiful wife, he ignorantly chooses the path of animal by the law of depravity. Satan the original and most wicked animal consciously deceived Eve thereby influencing Adam to out rightly disobey God. Sometimes I wonder at what really transpired, making Adam abhor what he formally arbor. Sometimes I try to imagine the kind of Satanic influenced crying and tears from Eve that moved Adam to taste the proverbial bitter fruit. If Adam had known that the tears of Eve will drive him out of their presidential villa, he would have traded with caution. At least he would ask God and remedy would be provided. When I grew up as a man, I learnt that sometimes heeding the voice of unchecked emotion will land one into demotion than promotion. Many men have been deadly flooded by tears of ladies. Don’t follow tears follow truth. When you follow things at face value, you can pick up liability with the label of asset. The disappointment and bitter cry of the first Adam was waiting for the second Adam, to reconnect man to God. Adam fell into the realm of sensuality, totally and dangerously receiving pleasure from something else, other than the presence of God. Satan knew quite well that if man is spiritually cut off from God, man is capable of behaving like animal. Man can kill its fellow, snatch someone’s husband or wife, mess up and behave disorderly like an animal. Even nowadays, most animals are taking most men as their negative role models. Many people are now thinking like animal, living as if man was only created for food and fleshly satisfaction. The thought of man now taking the shape of “Let us eat and enjoy today, for tomorrow we may die” making them food marshal. This is animalistic. It is a misfit of purpose. Man is now driven by senses. Things we see, feel, hear, smell and taste are now charting the course of our lives. We have no regard for spiritual knowledge any longer. I met a pretty young woman on transit; tearfully I found out that the big voluminous novel she was passionately glued to, was only talking about sex, attire, fashion, friendship and how to be hot sensually. When a fellow passenger wanted to pray, she grabbed her cell phone and was making noisy and lousy calls. What about the internet and social media, there you’ll see the animalistic traits of shamelessness. The simple truth is that if the spirit of God is not in you, then you are just a little higher than your dog or whatever animal around you. Think of it, most animals you see only sleeps, wake up, eat, excrete, fight, engage in sex, enjoy, eat, fight again and all that. Animals are only interested in taking care of their gratifications. Most human are this way, and you know what, it’s painful. One discrepancy between man and animal is that man is made to be God conscious. Man is not created to be ruled by sense of the flesh. This is the simple truth. Paul the intelligent and insightful spiritual lawyer gave us insight on how to handle the body. “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” 1 Corinth.9:27. This is revelation, instructive and paramount. In telling us on how to balance our lives and not live like animals, Paul used the word “Subjection”. Holman version called it “Strict control”. New century version called it “I treat my body hard, and make it my slave”. Why, because if you don’t treat your body hard and make it your slave, your body will enslave you. You must employ strict control system. The word subjection means to govern, rule, defeat, and limit freedom. If you must be different from every other animal you see, then you’ve got to do something. After the fall of Adam, man in reality became animalistic in his flesh and blood that is bodily. You see, the flesh or body is extremely powerful that if you allow it, it can control your mind and even spirit. Just as the spirit and soul are powerful, that’s how the body is. If you permit the body, it will only desire to eat, sleep, play, enjoy, have sex, laugh, drink, excrete, move around, visit sweet places, buy expensive things for itself, Crouse and all that without considering spiritual and mental relevance. The body is only interested in wearing good things, (that is feeling good) tasting good things, seeing good things, hearing good things and smelling good things. The body does not want to work, think, and stay awake, wait, plan, labor and all that. It is the soul which is the mind that forces the body to work, stay awake, join in thinking, waiting and planning. This is the animalistic nature of the fallen man. When the body is left on its own, it reduces the spirit and soul to permanent pleasure and sensuality. Paul said like a boxer and wrestler, you must consciously defeat your body and bring it under strict control. You must have the mindset of limiting the freedom desired by your body. This is where the work of the spirit and soul comes to play their role. The spirit along with the soul controls the body to pray, go to church, read the bible, fast, listen to sermons and other spiritual and mental activities. Failing to do so, man becomes progressively animalistic in thought and act. This is why you see a professor (an intellectual giant) or a pastor (one who is supposed to be a spiritual giant) accused of raping a little girl. The body was not under subjection. Paul advised that for us to successfully make our body profitable, we must evaluate and ensure spiritual and mental success. We must be alive spiritually and engage the mind profitably, that’s how to defeat the animalistic desires of the body. Hebrews 4:12 and 2 Thessalonians 5:23. That is why consistent and real serious prayer and fasting plus feeding on God’s word are indispensable. You can never defeat the body without engaging the spirit man. This is the simple truth. The body is not just made of dust as most people casually assume; it’s made from powerful chemical components. Your body carries its power and effectiveness just like your mind and spirit. Your body on its own is a force. You can never use intellectual ability to defeat the body; that is the reason self control is listed as one of the fruits of the spirit. Depravity remains the permanent status of the body. Until you’re given a new body, you’ve got to constantly use the force of the spirit man to limit the desires and freedom of this your present body. Without the help of the spirit man, man can have sex with his own mother and even with real animal. This is called depravity. Have you indeed seen that without controversy, man remains a higher animal, only when the spirit is dead? When Adam opened his eyes and saw Eve, he knew that this is not an animal, and so he called her “Woman”. Man is created to live from inside out. So when Jesus said you must be born again, he knew this is the starting point and the only way to bring the spirit man alive, and so defeat the animalistic desires of the fallen man. This is the simple truth. If you neglect to control your body, it will enslave you as if you’re an animal. Remember to consciously refuse to give your body whatever it desires. Most people are spiritually, mentally and financially impoverished because they are controlled by their body. Control your body through the power of your spirit and mind. Learn to live from inside-out. You must be a habitual prayer person to subdue the desires of the flesh and arouse the power of your spirit. A garden left on its own will eventually bring up wild weed. You are a spirit; you have a soul and live in the body. This is the simple truth about you.





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Chapter Two

The Truth about Your Finance

“Money is only a tool, it will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver” – Ayn Rand. “Ye cannot serve God and Mammon” – Jesus of Nazareth. Passionately speaking, the discourse on financial issues has eaten deep into my fiber. The truth is that money is wired into human blood. Money is so powerful that it makes the strong weak and the weak strong. I am a man who has seen the foolishness of the wise man when money is lacking. Money they say makes the world go round. While I love success, I hate poverty and failure with the hatred of merciless vampire. The true proof that you love success is found in the hatred you have for the opposite of success. I hate poverty, really I do. There are two things that drive the soul, success and security. When you are unsuccessful, you feel worthless and insecure. When you attain one level of success to another, you feel safe and important. The question about financial success shouldn’t be treated with loose mindset. You need money and more of it. The subject of financial prosperity ought to make your cells to jubilate in great expectation. Having studied so many books on money, success, prosperity, affluence, influence, wealth, fame, control and what have you. I made an eye-catching and smart discovery. Progressively, I discovered that every book ever written on the subject is built on immutable laws and those laws drawn from the bible. Every book written by great thinkers, insightful authors, mysterious philosophers and incredible scholars took their principles from the bible whether they know it or not. That’s why I intensively and extensively immerse myself into the study of the bible to gain this empirical knowledge. As Myles Munroe rightly affirmed, “Whatever you know and have is for sharing”. As I share this truth with you and you asses and assimilate them, great will be your success. As I make some progress in this chapter, I will quickly outline the most, few and top scriptural laws on finance and success, they will boost your soul. Remember every book, author, writer and speakers come with its uniqueness. This book is not an exception. Money, we crave for it, but few of us are willing to sacrifice to get it. Those who have it paid for it, and those who don’t have it come up with flimsy excuses why they can’t get it. You must agree with me that the poor are always debtors. Every shame and disgrace finds its way easily into the abode of the poor. You must convince yourself irrespective of your woes, sufferings, challenges and failures that God wants you to be rich and influential. “Honour the Lord with your substance (Wealth) and with the first fruits of all thine increase” (Prov. 3:9). “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Prov. 10:22). “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33). Convinced? Do you get the idea? No matter who you are, and where you are, God wants you to be rich and successful, it brings God pleasure. I have heard so many people affirm that money doesn’t bring happiness, yet they look for more money. If you understand the power which your mind possesses, you will never be poor. We will critically consider the capacity of our mind through proven mental laws. These are laws that if we neglect them, they will neglect us. In this chapter(s) we will find out what we must use our mind to do to succeed here on earth. As you read through this book, don’t forget that laws, principles, ideas, rules, and what have you are waiting for conversion. People only read and fail to convert that is why they don’t succeed. What we need is knowledge, revelation, insight and ideas. When we convert them, we will have wealth and fortune. Are you ready? Let’s look through these top potent Laws.


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