Pastor Kunle Osunkunle @Sundays First Service
Wisdom is the ability to judge correctly and follow the best course of action based on knowledge and understanding. So, every child of God who is seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus should always function with the wisdom of God which comes from the above. These were the words of Pastor Kunle Osunkunle at the September 30 Sunday first service.
Speaking from Proverbs 3:13-15 and James 3:13-18, he said that there are two types of wisdom: worldly wisdom and godly wisdom. These two, according to him, have different origins and operate differently. He noted that worldly wisdom is limited, rational, not constant and most often against the wisdom and standards of God. This, he said, will hinder believers who apply it from living to their full capacity. “You need to make sure that you are walking in the wisdom of God. Anytime the wisdom of the world contradicts the wisdom of God, then you should drop the wisdom of the world irrespective of who is offering it,” he said.
He then encouraged them from Romans 12:2 to always walk from the perspective of God in handling every situation. “God is not against you using your mind because He created it. He only stands against an un-renewed mind because it is wicked. Don’t filter everything through your mind but through the Word of God,” he stated.
SONS OF GOD
Pastor Yemisi Akindolie @ Sunday Second Service
The dictate of the flesh is the default mode of every human being but for those who have received the finished work of salvation, they have the mode setting of the Spirit of God and His dictates. According to Pastor Yemisi Akindolie during the second service of September 30, those who have received Christ and walk in the Spirit are the true sons of God. “Without the Holy Spirit you cannot submit yourself to God’s law,” she said.
Speaking from Romans 8:1-14, she said that being led by the Spirit of God is non-negotiable for a believer if he/she wants to be constantly connected to God. According to her, son-ship has privileges as well as responsibilities and guidelines, noting that believers would achieve success through prayer, the Word of God, knowing their right in Christ and living accordingly. “The earth has been given to us, and we are expected to bring heaven to it. But we need to be mature to carry out our responsibility and exercise our God-given authority” she stated.
She then admonished them to always check their spiritual mirror, which is the Word of God, to know their status in Christ. “Don’t just follow anybody, because the most popular may not be a child of God. You need to always check if you are still like God,” she said.
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THE TIME IS NOW
Pastor Paul Briggs @ Thursday Showers
Pastor Paul Briggs at the September 27 Thursday Showers service said that believers are kings and priests, and a good understanding of this would determine how they think, talk and walk. “If you don’t know who you are as the son of a King, you will be frustrated,” he said.
Speaking from Revelation 5:10, he said that anything is possible for a believer who knows his or her identity, and takes necessary steps at the right time. “Don’t move except God has said so because He knows where the fish is and where you need to go to get what you want,” he stated.
He urged all to always live with the consciousness of who they are. “You don’t have the right to dwell on anything negative but only on positive things, because that’s how kings think. You must ensure you always speak like a king,” he said.