BECAUSE HE LIVES
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya
Speaking on the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, the Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya at the Easter Sunday service held on Sunday, April 4, 2021 told the onsite and online congregation that the ability for one to live a Christian life is by the resurrection power of Jesus Christ, noting that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives inside of every born-again child of God.
Taking his theme scripture from the book of 1 Corinthians 15:1-9, the cleric noted that this power of resurrection of Jesus Christ makes it possible for anyone, no matter how hardened and wicked they maybe, to repent. “If Jesus never resurrected, Apostle Paul would never have been a Christian and neither would we,” he said.
He went on to say that when a believer’s thought is dominated by the resurrection power, their life and all that concerns them will experience resurrection. “Ours is a resurrection life, a recovery life in Christ. The resurrection gives us hope for a future that can be compare to nothing,” he said.
He reminded them that the core of Christianity is the resurrection power of Christ Jesus as the entire gospel is peaked at the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “No matter how much a message is embellished from the pulpit, if it lacks the message of salvation, it is useless,” he said
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @ Thursday showers
While admonishing the participants at the April 1 Thursday showers on the efficacy of prayer, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya said that God answers prayers of the saints because He alone is the One that can answer prayers. According to him, when believers understand the God they serve, they will be filled with prayers of thanksgiving.
Speaking from Revelation 3:7, the clergy noted that God is able to shut every and any negative door that the devil has opened in their lives, noting that nobody dares shut down whatever door He has open. “When He opens, no man can shut and when He shuts, no man can open. Any door that God has not opened in your life will be shut down, in the name of Jesus,” he said.
Allowing some members to share their testimonies of how God answered their prayers, Pastor Taiwo further noted that when God answers the prayers of His children, there is always the shout of victory and songs of joy.
He therefore declared to the congregation that God will open to them doors of blessings, mercy and joy in the month of April. “Whatever the devil has prepared for you in this month will never succeed in Jesus’ name. This is because the One in you is greater than the one in the world,” he declared.