HaShamayim 1A: Angels, Heavenly Structures and the Sons of God
By Dr Adonijah Ogbonnaya
If a believer is born from above, is it not logical then that the believer should return there as often as he or she desires or is able? If the believer is seated in the heavenlies, does it not call forth a need to understand what the heavens looks like? I began very early in my journey to ask for understanding of how heaven is structured and also to seek for a language on how to narrate my experiences. These experiences are the results of my travel to the heavens through the person of Jesus who is the way and door to enter those realms of heaven. To me, the primary purpose of the coming of Jesus into the world is to open the gates and the door to the heavenly dimension, for me and for all of humanity. The true message of Christianity then is that the door to the heavens has opened to all who, by their freewill, choose to believe the Messiah whom God has sent in the Person of Yeshua (Jesus) HaMashiach (The Christ). In my journey towards understanding who I am in the Father through the Son, Jesus Christ, I have had many experiences whose examination and analysis, instead of proffering final solutions to intractable spiritual questions, has rather fueled more burning questions. So rather than offer you a final answer to your questions about the heavens, I hope this book spurs you to ask more questions and to press into the heavens and to search the Scriptures to find more of what the Father has for us as God's Children.
The Golden Chord: The Prophetic Alchemy of the Lord's Prayer
By Ph.D. Adonijah O. Ogbonnaya
Book Excerpt: "Prayer is the meditational harmonizing of our being with the nature and purpose of God. Prayer is the concreted effort of our whole being to become attuned to the creative Spirit of the Creator. We can pray collectively or individually. It can be done by thought, emotion, and even attitude, in quiet serenity or with boisterous sound and movements. Prayer is very powerful. This power of prayers is often affected by the attitudes we hold---both about the one whom we pray, God; and for whom we prayer, others and ourselves. In relating to God we must have an attitude of faith, "For he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that he a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). In relating to others we must express love and forgiveness because God measures back to us the measure we mete out to others, and when we relate ourselves with acceptance and grace we oppose self-hatred, the root if unbelief and lack of forgiveness. These are catalysts for te power of prayer. How deep we can go into God and this power depends on how much we are willing to let go of the wounds and inner pain we harbor either against God, others or ourselves. One prayer which the Lord Jesus taught us to pray commonly is called "The Lord's Prayer". This prayer calls us to live as we pray, and to pray as we will live. In other words, our daily thoughts, actions, and beliefs must strive for the same level of attunement with God that we seek in prayer."
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