Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @Sunday Service, June 16, 2019
As a Christian, when the power of God has come upon you, you have the ability to become all He wants you to be. It does not matter what the enemy does or says, your life is in the hands of God. Pastor Taiwo stated this on Sunday June 16 as he continued his teaching on ‘The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit’.
Taking his texts from Acts 1:4-8, Ephesians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 2:14 and Ephesians 2:4, he stated that grace opens doors for God’s children but relationship (fellowship) is the only way He (God) can reach them, explaining that fellowship means sharing, participation and partnership.
He noted that fellowship is not a one-sided thing; the believer has to be involved in order to receive maximally from God, adding that one receives the power of the Holy Spirit by being in Christ. “You can’t have Jesus as a partner and still be a failure,” he said.
He therefore urged all to open their hearts for the Holy Spirit to work through and in them so that they would enjoy the many fruits of the Spirit.
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @ Thursday Showers, June 13, 2019
Dwelling on the theme scripture for the month (Acts 1:8) and other scriptures—2 Corinthians 13:14, John 14:15-18 and Ephesians 2:4, Pastor Taiwo at June 13 Thursday Showers service spoke on the need for believers to live in constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit. He said some people lack this fellowship because their motives for becoming Christians was wrong. One of the reasons such people become Christians, he said, is to find a life partner or acquire fame, power and money, among others. He however stated that the disciples in Act 1:8 were not just waiting for power, they were waiting to receive the Person of the Holy Spirit who gives power.
Pastor Taiwo added that besides giving power, the Holy Spirit is made available to us as our comforter, our standby, our intercessor, our helper, our teacher, our guide, our advocate, our wisdom, our sanctification and our righteousness. “He is our everything,” he said.
He then stressed the need for every Christian to live a life of constant fellowship with the Holy Ghost. “There is no Christian life without the Holy Spirit. The secret to a victorious Christian life is fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit,” he said.
He reminded believers that the Holy Spirit is not just with them, He lives in them too. “The Holy Spirit is with you always. There is no second of your life that He is not with you. He is not only with you, He is in you,” he stated.