Making an impactWritten by Adeolu Oluade
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MAKING AN IMPACT
Obadiah 1(KJV) verse 21 “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge mount of Esau; and kingdom shall be LORD's.”
James 5(KJV) verse 22 “Let him know, that he which converteth sinner from error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”
Judges 2(KJV) verse 16 “Nevertheless LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of hand of those that spoiled them." verse 18 "And when LORD raised them up judges, then LORD was with judge, and delivered them out of hand of their enemies all days of judge: for it repented LORD because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.”
This present generation is in dire need of message of Jesus Christ more than before as it sinks deeper and deeper into gross darkness. This message is not obsolete but is relevant as long as we remain in dispensation of grace. Thereafter it will be too late! Therefore now is time for each member of church of Jesus Christ to carry heart of God to world around in power of Holy Spirit!
The message remains fresh and relevant in lives of millions of Christians all over world even in countries where Church remains underground! And God's purpose for each Christian within his or her God given territory is that each one should make an impact that is so positive and powerful to demonstrate and establish kingdom of God!
Salvation is Spirit-initiated and Spirit-driven process whereby anyone is 'delivered from power of darkness and translated into kingdom of his dear only Son [the Lord Jesus Christ]’ (Col 1:13)'. For this process to be activated, individual under convicting power of Spirit, repents of his or her sins and trusts in Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Saviour. In this context, 'saviours' are just human channels whom God uses in different ways to introduce others to His salvation through their preaching and lifestyle. They are simply agents of Saviour to rest of mankind. Each one's territory extends beyond local assembly (mount Zion) into places (the mount of Esau) where they live, work, study, or travel through amongst others who are yet to know Christ-these places form battlefield for warrior of Christ to fight for and win over souls of men through power of Spirit from a heart of unconditional love! This ‘apostolic/prophetic warfare’ involves three aspects which are as follows:-
Winners and losersWritten by Adeolu Oluade
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WINNERS AND LOSERS
John 10(KJV) verse 10 "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
On stage of life,there is always three conspicuous characters that seem prominent-they are villain,the victims,and victors. There is only one person that really fits this role-the devil himself(John 10:10a). There are those people who seem to be villains when actually they are only victims-tools of villain himself. There are also victims who think that their fate is irreversible! There are several people who are actually victors-more shall be written about them below. There is still a fourth character who seems to be invisible but he is always present on stage ever ready to transform any victim into a victor-more shall be written about him below. 2 Corinthians 2(KJV) verse 14 "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest savour of his knowledge by us in every place."
"Every saint has a past,and every sinner has a future."-Oscar Wilde The above quote could be adapted to read as follows:-"Every winner has a past,and every loser has a future." The first part of adapted quote reminds 'every winner' of a past of defeat so that he/she will not glory in himself/herself as a winner but in God who gives us victory through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ-he is mysterious fourth character mentioned above. The second part of adapted quote assures 'every loser' of a future of victory which he/she will experience when he/she trusts in God who gives us victory through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In battles of life,mankind is always divided into winners and losers. But no-one is born into this world as a winner no matter how prominent that person's cradle may be. And no-one has to die as a loser! While transformation from a loser to a winner is a matter of personal choice,the accurate measure used to determine whether one is a loser or a winner is not made by any man. this is reason why human traditions,philosophies,religions,arts,and sciences continue fail all who seek them as a means of change. Colossians 2(KJV) verse 8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after tradition of men, after rudiments of world, and not after Christ."