EMPOWERED TO REVEAL HIS GLORY
Excerpts of Pastor Kunle Oreofe's message at the Sunshine Service on Sunday, November 12, 2017
Bible Text: John 8:12-16
It is possible to carry the light of God and it is possible for the Kingdom of God to be made manifest wherever you are. No matter how difficult it is, you must be ready to live your life to please God; you must be ready to point out to the next generation to live their lives with the power of the Holy Spirit. It is important to know that the Church Jesus Christ left behind is a Church that must have breakthrough warriors who will be able to bring down the mind and will of God in every place they find themselves. This cannot be done by mere wishes but with deep intercession (Matthew 6:10). The possibility of God is in God, and hence, you cannot solve spiritual problems with carnal solutions (1 Corinthians 10:4). A disciple who wants the possibility of God to be manifest in his or her life must be intentional to know what the will of God is, for where he or she is. You must be intentional to do what pleases God and this is the only way you can enjoy God's possibilities.
The possibility of God is waiting for you to be positioned in order for God to use you for His glory in the world and in the coming generation (Romans 8:19). The key word for a disciple is discipline (John 8:12).
1. A disciple must be disciplined not to get comfortable with the world's system (Romans 12:2). The call for redemption is not a call for reduction; you cannot lose when you are a disciple of Christ (Isaiah 60:22).
2. A disciple must be disciplined enough to watch and pray (Luke 21:36 [NLT]).
3. A disciple must be disciplined enough not to lose focus in winning souls. The power of possibilities will only follow you when you make other disciples in your sphere of influence (Mark 16:15-17).
4. A disciple must have the perspective of the Kingdom of God on all issues. When you have the Light of life, you will have the mind of Christ; when you have the mind of Christ, you will think like Jesus (Proverbs 23:7). In addition, when you have the Light of life, you will have access to the strength of Jesus (Philippians 4:13), and have access to the revelation from the Word of God which has the capacity to stretch your thinking (Philippians 4:8).
Furthermore, don't be too comfortable where you are because you were placed there for such a time as this (Nehemiah 1:1-4). The power of possibilities cannot flow through you if you don't recognise how you can bring down God's Kingdom where you are. The only way you can be a breakthrough believer is for you to be concerned about discipleship. So, you need to have the desire to move in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that can bring meaning, value and significance to a believer's life. You also need to be ready to resist every form of evil once you have decided to bring down the glory of God in your sphere of influence. Don't lose the power of the Holy Spirit for the power of the world. Be ready to give God glory and praise in the midst of challenges (Psalm 50:14), and God will show up for you (Acts 16:26).
You should note that the possibility of God cannot work when reality is hidden under image. God is looking for those who will trust Him. Until you realise that your money, physical appearance, network, connections or contact cannot take you to where God wants you to be, you deny yourself of God's possibilities in your life.
In conclusion, everyone called by the Name of the LORD is created to reveal His glory. However, you need to have a personal relationship with God in order to reveal His glory, plan and agenda here on earth.
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