YOUR LOVEWORLD SPECIALS.
SEASON 6, PHASE3, DAY 2
13th October 2022
Opening Prayers led by Highly Esteemed Pastor Emeka Eze
(Documentary: The deception of Big Pharma)
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc DD
Welcome to today’s program.
I hope you have an understanding of what is happening in our world. These things are not new. Covid and today’s technology helped to amplify the voices that have been calling out the deception all around the world.
Yesterday we talked about many things.
The cure to deception is making the truth known. And that’s what we do. We are sharing the truth with God’s people, because God wants to protect, guide and lead his people. And he does that through the word and through the Holy spirit. He said “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. If you don’t know the word of God, you will be deceived. You will be destroyed.
Prov.4.7 – Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
How do you get wisdom?
Prov.9.10 – The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Wisdom comes from God. Infact the word of God is divine wisdom and the Holy spirit is the voice of wisdom. Jesus is the embodiment of wisdom.
Christ has been made unto us wisdom.
No man is wise who is ignorant of the word of God. No man is wise who is destitute of the Holy spirit for the holy spirit is the voice of wisdom.
Today I want to move a step further from where we left off yesterday.
I have a rhetorical question for you
DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
It’s an important question.
In 1986, I was attending a conference, not as a speaker. There were several things that got my attention and I asked myself a question. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ABOUT JESUS?
I wanted to know for myself what I truly believed about Jesus.
The other thing on my mind was “I have power to cast out devils”.
“Who is Jesus?”
As I wrote down the things that I could find about Jesus Christ and the power that he gave us, I was stirred.
So I’m asking you today. Do you truly believe in the kingdom of God?
What is the Kingdom of God? Where is it?
When the Pharisees came to question Jesus, understand the attitude with which they asked questions and what was behind the answers Jesus gave them. They were not genuine seekers. Jesus always gave them answers like Parables then gave more clarity to his disciples.
When they asked him “Where is the kingdom of God and how far should we look to find it?”.
Jesus said “The kingdom of God doesn’t come by observation. The Kingdom of God is within you”. He was telling them, “you don’t have it” . He gave them a low blow.
Some people can run off with that and say ” the Kingdom of God is not coming because Jesus said it is within you”. That’s crazy. That’s not right.
Jesus taught about a real Kingdom
In Matthew, he uses 2 terms. The Kingdom of God, and the Kingdom of Heaven.
They are synonymous but not exactly the same
The Kingdom of Heaven is The kingdom of God as established by Jesus Christ in the earth.
Jesus came to set up the Kingdom of God in the earth, and it is called the Kingdom of Heaven. .the principles of the Kingdom of God are the principles operational in the kingdom of Heaven .
The Kingdom of God functions by the will of God and executes the will of God.
That’s so important.
Nobody knew the kingdom of God and it’s promises better than the Jews because of the prophets. They knew that the Messiah would come and establish the Kingdom of God in the earth
Remember Jesus and the Woman of Samaria. She said “we know that when the messiah comes, we will know all things”. They knew the things that would happen when the messiah comes. So they were waiting… And because they were ignorant of the writings of the prophets, when he came, they didn’t know him. Yesterday, I told you how Jesus said to the Jews “The Kingdom of God will be given to another nation that will bring forth the fruits of it”
V22- The man was Possessed, Blind and dumb.
V23- They asked this question because those things were meant to be done by the Messiah.
V28- What a sign! ” If I cast out devils by the spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you”.
Luke.11.20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
The finger of God is the term for the spirit of God.
Jesus was telling them that he brought to them, the kingdom of God.
But the King was rejected. The people initially believed but the Leaders came and told them he was casting out devils by Belzebulb.
During the triumphant entry, the City was moved and people were rejoicing. But the Leaders came out and condemned him
Matt.21.42 – Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Matt.21.43 – Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
This went on all the way to chapter 23:37-38
Now Jesus weeps over them. These are the most painful words from the lips of the man of Galilee.
Matt.23.37 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Matt.23.38 – Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Matt.23.39 – For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Matt.24.1 – And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: …..
Mic.5.1 – Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
Mic.5.2 – But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
(This means they were going to reject this Judge of Israel)
Mic.5.3 – Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
He tells them exactly when he is coming back.
.”Until she which travaileth hath brought forth”.
Shall a nation be brought forth in a day?
V4: When he gives them up, he will become great unto the ends of the earth.
V5: The Assyrian is a prophetic name for the antichrist.
(Remember the study we had on the books of Zechariah, Daniel, revelation etc).
Jesus said what Daniel said was true. (Matt 24:15. Daniel 9:26-27)
Rev 11:1-2… That’s the second part of the seven year period.
Rev 12 explains Micah 5:3
12:6- Same 3 and half years. In this biblical period, a month was 30 days.
12:7-9. The Devil is a real personality. Not an influence. If you don’t believe there is a real devil, you don’t believe there is a real God. Everything is given to us in scripture.
Jesus said the Kingdom had come, then he was rejected and then he gave it to the righteous nation. We are in his kingdom now
Col.1.12 – Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Col.1.13 – Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Dear means “agape” meaning God’s ‘Love son. You were transfered into the Kingdom of God’s love son. In the mind of God, you are in that kingdom now. You are in his kingdom now, where his will is being enforced. You have authority execute his will the earth.
Remember, when the children of Israel got into the wilderness, they carried their own atmosphere. They moved in their own atmosphere. For 40 years in the wilderness.
Their shoes didn’t get old. Their feet was not injured . There was not one feeble person among their tribes for 40 long years. God was merciful to them. They moved in his cloud. They followed the atmosphere.
When Jesus came, he was exactly that way. But he was just one man. He came with the kingdom to introduce them to the kingdom. But you’d have to get into his world by faith like the woman with the issue of blood.
In the wilderness, those who didn’t have faith could not enter in. They died in the wilderness.
Why is this important?
As a child of God, you are in the kingdom now.
Matthew 6:9- (the format of prayer. Not a recitation)
V10: This was still early. They rejected him 15 chapters later.
When the Kingdom comes, Gods will is done.
When Jesus showed up, he was the will of God in human flesh.
If this prayer would not be answered, Jesus wouldn’t have taught it to his disciples. Jesus was living in the kingdom of God 24 hours a day. He was at the right place at the right time for the right purpose in the right way. Even at the time when he had to escape. He was still the will of zmGod sneaking out. God’s will is manifested in his kingdom.
If we are in God’s kingdom now, the will of God expected to be wrough in your life 100%> you live in the will of the Father. Live by the spirit. Walk in the the spirit and you shall not fullfil the lusts of the flesh. The flesh will not guide you. You are of the spirit. That’s where you belong.
We walk by faith and not by sight because we live on a kingdom that’s not seen by others. Our sensory perceptions are directed towards the material world but our spirits are acquainted and connected to God’s realm.
As a new believer, you have to be taught not to live in the real of the senses. Christians live and walk by the spirit. We use spiritual perceptions. We live by the holy ghost and by the word.
God’s word is the NOW of the kingdom.
You wert born from death.
Jesus is called the first begotten of the dead. Before you were a Christian, you were dead in sin so you had to be born again because our sins were laid on him. God turned his back on him because He had become sin for us.
We were born from death into the kingdom of God. Your day one was in the kingdom of light. You are not in the darkness. You may have found yourself affected and afflicted by disease because of your ignorance.
Bad things can happen to good people. And it’s not God that is making them happen to you.
There are people who as you to pray for them. There is no power in the praying. The power belongs to God who have you the authority to effect changes.
There is a way to function in the kingdom of God.
Years ago, I wanted to know “why do people suffer a long time”. Then I saw in the bible the man who was sick for 38 years. Why did he suffer so long. He was the seed of Abraham. A jew. Why would he suffer for so long. Jesus knew exactly where the trouble was. He asked him “do you want to get well?”. The man didn’t ask for help. He complained.
One of the reasons certain people suffer a long time is because they have more focus on their condition than on the good things that happen to them.
The one who sent the angel to stir the water was standing right there.
And do you know what? He is always with you.
The very spirit by which Jesus cast out devils, healed the sick and raised the dead… The same spirit, Jesus gave to you, to live inside you.
Jesus was a child of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost was the Father that dwelt in him. The Holy Ghost is the spirit of God. He is the divine essence. This Holy spirit is the one that lives inside you now.
If the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead……