Saturday, December 5, 2009
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10,11
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel [The Incarnation], which being interpreted is, God with us. [Divinity in union with humanity]” Matthew 1:21,23
The word ‘Incarnation’ literally means “in flesh”. The word is used to describe the teaching that God through Jesus Christ of Nazareth has taken on human flesh and become God in human form. The Incarnation is the greatest miracle of the ages! It was the only solution to the sin problem which has brought mischief to the human race through the first man (Adam) and it was the only way for man’s redemption to be on legal grounds. Do you know that you are an incarnation by your identification with Jesus? You are hundred percent spirit and hundred percent human. If you are not, then Jesus was not. You must understand that redemption was based on God’s principle of Justice and the Judge of the whole earth cannot be unjust. The Word tells us that Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of God’s throne (Psalm 89:14). However, by virtue of Jesus becoming our substitute, He became what we were that we may become what He was – this is how the law of substitution operates. The incarnation made Jesus the only qualified person to handle man’s misery. The incarnation is also what makes the Saints the only qualified beings to communicate the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to the human race. Christianity is the manifestation of the divine life on earth. This is the reason Jesus committed the Great Commission to us and not to angels or to some other beings. What a calling! This is what we celebrate at Christmas. We celebrate Jesus and what He has made us by virtue of His substitutionary work.
There are many ways of celebrating but there is also the love-way to celebrate, and we as the love-children of a love Father-God must celebrate the love-way. As a Christian you don’t try to become what you are already. You don’t try to love because the love of God is already shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost (Romans 5:5). So then, all you need do is to choose to walk in love. Just as the bird has the ability to fly but chooses when to fly. As love-children we must pass on the Gospel and always remember the poor. Just imagine what men would become if they receive this great Gospel in your mouth and imagine the difference it would make when the poor have something to eat or wear because you are alive. I think it shouldn’t just be during Christmas, it should be a lifestyle. We must ensure that people are thankful to God that we are alive for everyday we live in this world – that's impact!
May this season usher into your life the extra-ordinary manifestation of God’s divine presence
May the anointing of the Spirit cause you to walk in the same direction with the Master
May the Precious Holy Spirit bring excellence and beauty into your life
May the Father-God work on, in and through you to bring hope to hopeless humanity
May Christ be formed in you and may you come to experience the reality of His personality
May you be filled with contagious faith, hope and love in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A GREAT NEW YEAR!
David C. Okoye
Monday, November 16, 2009
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! He still seeks and saves those that are lost today as ever! We bless the Name of the Lord for His marvellous works in the land of Zawan. Eternal Life Gospel Crusade, Zawan, Plateau State was indeed the answer to the heart cry of many saints there who have made up their minds not to stop storming heaven with continued, heartfelt intercession until their change come.
The meaning of the word ‘Zawan’ is ‘unwanted grass’ which in reality accounts for the spiritual and physical depravity of the community. The land is known for massive drinking and worship of idols. The Crusade Team would bear witness to the fact that we faced no little opposition to get the gospel to that land even from the Churches there. There seemed to be a kind of terrible coldness about the spirituality of the Churches in Zawan. But thanks be to God who had purposed to bring salvation and liberation to the land. On the first day of the Crusade, we had 84 decisions for Christ and 88 on the second day totalling 172 souls for Jesus! But it didn’t end there, by divine instruction; we claimed the entire land for Jesus as strong intercession and prophetic declarations were made over the land.
We had barely finished the day 2 service when a brother informed us that the venue we used for the Crusades was actually the community’s spiritual alter. It was then we recognized how great a deliverance the Lord had brought to Zawan. Not only were souls won, the Churches were also set ablaze with a holy flame to take the whole community one time for Jesus! The present state of Zawan is described in Isaiah 62:4 “Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.” The Lord gave us these worlds for the community. The demonic alter has been replaced by the eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ! The Churches in Zawan would never remain the same again as a fresh fire has been kindled in their hearts for the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
It’s very common to here people wish each other “have a great day” but we have hardly taken out time to define what really a great day is. Well, I don’t know what your definition of a great day really is. From the Scriptures, I see the following to be what a great day is and how to have a great day:
1. Start everyday with Prayer and the Study of the Word of God – this brings peace, tranquillity & holds the day together. I’m a witness to this.
2. Make up your mind to and really do something in relation to your Purpose in life (Your life assignment) – everyday.
3. Make up your mind to and really live daily for divine love – let someone be happy that you’re alive everyday (evangelise, give out something, help someone, share encouraging words etc).
4. Invest every time of the day in something productive or expedient (an idle man is…).
5. Watch what you say, see or listen to. Avoid places where unhealthy words of fear, failure, strife etc. are spoken. Words are very powerful!
6. Be sure to ‘jist’ or talk with The Holy Spirit moment by moment daily. He’s your Big Friend who cares.
7. End everyday with prayer of thanksgiving to the Father. Let The Lord have your last word as well as your first word.
Now you know th1s. If you practice these daily, things would change – you will change. HAVE A GREAT DAY!
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24.
Do you know it only takes a choice to determine your eternal destination? Jesus says "... I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10). The devil's purpose is to destroy you so that you cannot possess the life Jesus offers you. The choice to remain in the kingdom of the devil or to be transferred to the Kingdom of God is yours. God wants you to come to the side of eternal life and for that to happen, you must choose to accept what He has accomplished through His Son (Jesus Christ) for you. Just pray this prayer sincerely from your heart. It has to be now, please do not procrastinate. Make it NOW!
Dear God, thank you for giving your Son Jesus Christ to die for my salvation making it possible for me to possess eternal life instead of eternal death. I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour and I believe in my heart that you raised Him from the dead for my justification. I declare that I am saved, I am born again, I have eternal life. I ask that you also fill me with your Holy Spirit and help me connect with your eternal purpose for my life. Thank you Father, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Congratulations! You are now born again. It is important that you get a copy of the Holy Bible, read it and pray everyday to your Heavenly Father and attend a Bible-based Church. You can also get in touch with us, we shall be glad to hear about your salvation.
Monday, November 2, 2009
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
It’s so amazing how many people live their lives as though life begins and ends in this present world. This world is coming to an end – this isn’t out for debate. The Lord Jesus clearly gives us the signs by which we shall know the end of the age in Matthew 24 and we see this in many portions of the Scriptures prophetically highlighted. “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,” (2 Peter 3:11). The best way to live as Saints of the kingdom of God is by living on earth with eternity in view. This consciousness would help us a great deal. We must always have eternity in view to be able to do things of eternal value. You would agree with me that so often we get carried a way by the cares of this world that we forget what really matters with the Father-God. This ought not to be.
Time is precious, time is opportunity, time is value, time is asset, time is treasure, time is everything! When we leave this earthly world we simply leave the realm of time into the realm of eternity and it is what we do with our time in the world of time that determines our placement in the world of eternity. This is very important and it should get your attention like never before. In the business world, they tell us that time is money, the fire service men would also tell you that delay is dangerous, so would the medical world re-emphasize! Time is God’s gift of value to man. God doesn’t operate in the realm of time and so He sees things differently from men. 2 Peter 3:8 tells us “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” To the sinner, time is hope for salvation and once he misses it, he sinks into the realm of eternal death (2 Peter 3:4, 9). To the Saints, time is opportunity to store up eternal treasures as we spend and are spent in the extension of the Kingdom of God on earth.
The Lord Jesus says in Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” This is the heart beat of the Father-God! We must act for Him in the rescue of lost humanity. Do something about the Gospel of Jesus everyday you live on earth. This is your only opportunity to make history – to let the whole world know that Jesus is alive and well! We must act fast or we lose! Get going now – it's all for Jesus!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Greetings to you in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
Please I ask you to stand with me in intercession for my next Crusade. My Team and I would be holding a 2-day Eternal Life Gospel Crusade in Zawan, Plateau State of Nigeria, 30 & 31 this Month.
The word of God declares in Matthew 18:18,19 thus: "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." I believe in prayer, but I believe much more in the God who answers prayers. I also believe much can be accomplish when we lift our voices and call upon the Lord of the harvest over the lost souls desperately gasping for eternal life. I love reading James 5:16b from the Amplified Bible. It says “…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].”
As we intercede together, we are sure that the power of God is made available for these Crusades and it would work in dynamic ways. If you are born again you are the righteous one because God makes us righteous who accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Thank you for seeing the need to stand with me as we reap these great harvests of souls into the bans of the Lord. Let the Lord once again see the travail of His Soul and be satisfied!
God bless you richly,
David C. Okoye
Friday, October 2, 2009
“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”
Luke 22:31, 32
The realm of faith is not a place we run in and out at intervals. Christianity is a faith-life, a life of faith. When you are not operating in faith, it is no longer Christianity – it is something else. Maturity in the faith-life is one of the major characteristics of real spirituality. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says “(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” and Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 all declare: “the just shall live by faith” Stay in the faith realm. Faith is not just important to the Christian life; it is the life wire of Christianity. The Christian who would not walk in faith cannot please God for without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6).
You can see the importance of faith in our daily walk with God from the prayer of the Lord Jesus for Peter. “…that thy faith fail not:…” You see, faith failure to the spirit is what heart failure is to the body. You must be sure to fan to flames the embers of your faith – never let it quench, it is deadly! The Apostle Paul tells Timothy that many have erred along the faith line and have made shipwreck (1 Timothy 1:19). Faith is more than the tool we use in receiving ‘a miracle’ from the Lord. Faith does something to the recreated human spirit that brings it into perfect harmony with the Father-God through fellowship in the Word. Fellowship with God is on the bases of faith and the Word. Faith is what keeps us on our knees, it is what makes us take heavy doses of the Word, it is what makes us live everyday with joy unspeakable full of the glory of God despite the odds. When we walk in faith, the spirit realm becomes more real to us than the physical world. That is actually what it is because the spirit realm controls the physical and the physical world came from the spiritual. That is why spiritually-minded Saints are not moved by what moves mere men.
We are more useful to God when we actually live the faith-life because God is a faith-God and His children must be faith-children too to operate with Him on a balanced and equal level. It is too costly to live in unbelief and doubt. With the present economic and political situation in the world, it is so easy for fear and doubt to find their way into anyone. But you must always have your shield of faith on to quench every fiery dirt the enemy is throwing – it’s a fight of faith! You’ve got to be alert and faithful to the Word of God. It’s actually a choice to live the faith-dominated life. So choose to stay in faith. I pray for you that your faith fail not in Jesus Name. Amen.
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