​New Covenant Realities.(1)


 By Rev. Onayinka Olusegun.


We must stay abreast with the facts of the scriptures. The scriptures teach concerning two covenants. 

The old and new covenants. Oftentimes we think it’s a series. 

Series one is the old covenant, series two the new. Hence in our imaginations we assume they are complements or even supplements. How our imaginations have failed us. The old is thus called because it is OUTDATED AND EXPIRED.
Jesus warned about putting new wine in old wineskins (Mark 2:21-22). 

How we have done this too often. We often practice both covenants side by side! We must quickly know it’s an error. These two covenants aren’t the same. One has REPLACED the other. 

Thus everything has changed, from culture, relationships, worship, service, prayer etc.! Attempting to mix an expired practice with a new one will give a bad product. This is the norm today in many places!
Let’s patiently examine the following scriptures
2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
Obviously, we have a clear distinction of the covenants. 

Death vs. Life. 

Condemnation vs. Righteousness. 

Spirit vs. Flesh. 
The Old is DONE AWAY WITH!
Hebrews 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Again the Old Testament is referred to as expired!
The New made the first old and outdated!
When we seek to merge both we end up confused in our giving in church, faith towards God, attitude to sin, fellow believers etc.
A few salient facts:
1. The Old is the shadow, the New is the substance(Heb10:1,Col2:16-17)
2. The Old justified no ONE, Justification is only by the New Covenant(refer to 2 Cor. 3 above and Gal. 3:10-14)
3. The Old was for ISRAEL and the New, ALL NATIONS (Including Israel)
Seen this? 
I am a product of the new covenant in the blood of Jesus, not the Old covenant of the blood of bulls and animals. I function with the reality and not in types and shadows! Agreed? I am thankful for the new covenant! 
You have a great week ahead 
Jesus is lord,We win!

​What are you doing with the gospel of Christ?(5)


By Rev. Onayinka Olusegun.
Jesus’ instruction(s) for us as touching the world is in the present tense

Mark 16:15 KJV

[15] And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Go.

Keep going ,since He didn’t add any time lines .

I once heard a preacher say ,this command was for the apostles ,referring to the twelve .

I asked him which of them preached to him to receive Christ .

Lazy interpretation ,dodgy theology .

There’s no other place outside the four gospels where such instructions lie .

If this was for the apostles ,Stephen,Phillip,Paul,Barnabas ,Judas,in fact the entire church in Acts 8 were in error .

Yes,His immediate audience were the 12, but His reference was the church .

Every local church ought to be missionary in orientation .

Acts 8:4 KJV

[4] Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

We are all called into the ministry

If you are a new creation in Christ

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Then you are reconciled to God by Jesus Christ

2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV

[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

And you have been given the MINISTRY of reconciliation .

This ministry is a speaking ministry ,involves preaching and teaching

2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV

[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Word of reconciliation ,meaning message ,preaching .

Every believer ought to be taught to receive this ministry .

In fact the work of Christian leadership is to train us all for this work .

Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV

[11] And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 

12] For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

The term perfect here,means equip,used for fitting parts in devices and machines for effectiveness .

The local church ought to be a school for ministry .

Like Kenneth .E. Hagin once said ,” if local churches were doing their work as prescribed by scriptures there would be no need for bible schools”( paraphrased )

This ministry is primarily for reaching the unsaved with the gospel .

Almost Half of prayers in the epistles were directed at praying for the gospel to reach the unsaved .

The other half was for spiritual growth by the word,revelation knowledge after men are saved.

Jesus had led in this earlier

Matthew 9:38 KJV

[38] Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Labourers are preachers and teachers of the gospel .

Harvest refers to the unreached .

When the church was threatened in Acts

Acts 4:17 KJV

[17] But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

The scare of the enemy isn’t big and Guinness book of records -breaking massive church structures .

That’s no threat at all .

It’s the Word,the message that he seeks to stop.

The church prayed .Not against the persecution ,you can’t stop persecution .

Acts 4:29 KJV

[29] And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Boldness to preach ,on the streets ,buses ,tv etc despite the clampdown .

With signs following

Acts 4:30 KJV

[30] By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Just like Jesus earlier said

Mark 16:17-18,20 KJV

[17] And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 

[18] They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

[20] And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them , and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

They didn’t attempt to use natural means ,the message is a supernatural gospel and needs no watering down because of the state of things .

No stand up comedian required .

Signs and wonders.Healing and raw miracles

Just to reach the unsaved .

They received .

Acts 4:31 KJV

[31] And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

They preached boldly .

Acts 4:33 KJV

[33] And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

The church grew.

Church prayer meetings shouldn’t be filled with career ,marital ,financial needs .

It should be dominated primarily by these two key things .The unsaved been reached and the saved growing up in the word .

As we have seen ,praying is for the word to be preached .

Romans 15:30-32 KJV

[30] Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; 

31] That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints; 

32] That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.

Notice ,prayers are for ministers to preach not the sinner saved

Sinner can only be saved by preaching not prayers .

Romans 10:17 KJV

[17] So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

This is the reason for the unreached

Romans 10:14 KJV

[14] How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Faith happens when the gospel is preached .

Romans 10:8 KJV

[8] But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Which we preach .

Our prayers are thus focused on the preacher(s)not the sinner .

Ephesians 6:19-20 KJV

[19] And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

[20] For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Boldness and utterance for the preacher

Colossians 4:3 KJV

[3] Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Same here

2 Thessalonians 3:1 KJV

[1] Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

The prayer is for the preaching of the word,that it be unhindered .

It means the messengers aren’t stopped ,maimed ,held captive ,stopped by bad press ,or even killed

2 Thessalonians 3:2 KJV

[2] And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

Men preach the gospel and men stop the preaching

God uses men,satan does too

Man can only be stopped by man .

Our prayers are for men who preach the gospel .

Hebrews 13:18 KJV

[18] Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

We must keep praying for those preaching .

There’s no prayer Like ” let’s ask God to touch the sinner ”

God will touch no body’s heart

Only the gospel will ,by preaching

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV

[3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 

4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

They are blinded by the hindering of preaching

So we persist

2 Corinthians 4:5 KJV

[5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

We preach Christ Jesus ,not our salvation testimony .

The key is to keep preaching inspite of the troubles against it

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 KJV

[8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; [9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

We keep at it

No matter the troubles ,We remain resolute .

2 Timothy 2:9 KJV

[9] Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Preaching must continue .

Hence we pray and travail in the same .

The gospel of Christ has been committed to our trust

1 Timothy 1:11 KJV

[11] According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

We must be faithful stewards of it

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 KJV

[1] Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. [2] Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

We must be committed to its preaching

1 Corinthians 9:16 KJV

[16] For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

What awesome heartfelt approach .

We must all become missionary Christians .

In countries we visit,we must not be found as mere tourists,we are mission minded .

Matthew 28:19 KJV

[19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations ..

Whether for professional ,academic or such visits ,we must see our heavenly calling in it .

Out of station trips too

Acts 8:4 KJV

[4] Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

Or conversations amongst men

Acts 8:29-30 KJV

[29] Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 

[30] And Philip ran thither to him , and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

We must ensure we bring men into this understanding of Christ .

Acts 8:35 KJV

[35] Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

Phillip didn’t ask him how many women he had been with or about his sinful life,he preached the answer for every one to him,pious,immoral ,criminal etc 

The solution is Jesus .

As local churches we must reinforce strong evangelism ,street ,personal ,one on one evangelism .

T.L.Osborn once said ,”those who come to church are already saved ,sinners don’t come to church,we must go to where they are ”

I get his Point.

We must imbibe what he called “20/20” Vision .

He gleaned it from Paul’s ministry

Acts 20:20 KJV

[20] And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you , but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

House to house ,publicly .

Church must be done both in central locations and where men are too.

I pray that the heart of everyone reading this will burn with fire for souls .

That those who have lost the art and fire regain it now .

Those with it have it rekindled for greater works .

I pray that every pastor reading it will be enveloped by a fresh vision to reach the unsaved .

Daniel 12:3 KJV

[3] And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Those who preach the gospel are wise and will shine as stars for ever and ever .

Let’s obey God and boldly acclaim Like Paul

Romans 1:16 KJV

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Amen .

I call you blessed

Jesus is Lord,We Win !

​What are you doing with the gospel of Christ?(4)


By Rev. Onayinka Olusegun.
Jesus’ death and resurrection and Ascension is for the whole world to know.
1 John 2:2 KJV

[2] And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
His death is an act of the Father making peace and reconciliation with all men 
2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV

[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
In this message, sins are not counted ,just like Abraham ,only faith is counted .
Romans 4:5,7-8 KJV

[5] But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 
The ungodly believes and he’s justified .
7] Saying , Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 

8] Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
In this message righteousness is given to anyone who believes .
He is treated as if he never sinned .
It happens as he believes the message of Christ
Romans 10:10 KJV

[10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness..
This is a gift not a reward 
Romans 5:17 KJV

[17] For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
You recieve the gift of no condemnation in Christ.
This is so because of the sacrifice of christ .
1 John 4:10 KJV

[10] Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
This event is now our message ,His message ,the gospel,His gospel 
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

[3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; [4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
As earlier said,it has become news we should be telling .
It’s not just for knowing,it’s for ” going ”
A friend years back once retorted ” The gospel means,God is good to you,it must be news to others ”

That sounds okay.
My sins are forgiven,righteousness is mine,eternal life is mine .
This was given to the whole world hence Jesus’ instructions to us
Mark 16:15 KJV

[15] And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
All the world .
We mustn’t be found praying if we should go,we have been instructed to .
Now let’s see a few more details .
In the four gospels Jesus once lamented about men not been available to herald  the gospel 
Matthew 9:37 KJV

[37] Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Harvest means the unsaved in scriptures here ,unsaved ready to be preached to and reached out to .
John 4:35,41 KJV

[35] Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 

[41] And many more believed because of his own word;
The harvest is the turning of men to the gospel by faith .
Every harvest needs labourers,hence Jesus’ lament about the labourers ,i.e men 
Labourers are preachers ,gospel heralds .
So he instructs to pray ,
Matthew 9:38 KJV

[38] Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
We shall touch this later .
Now,he doesn’t stop at praying or instructing to pray .
Truly the few labourers he referred to were his disciples ,his 12 apostles 
Matthew 10:1,5,7-8 KJV

[1] And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 
He sent them out 
5] These twelve Jesus sent forth…
[7] And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 

8] Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Not to go and survey sinners but preach .
Whilst we pray for more labourers we must use those yet available .
Paul was clear about this 
Romans 10:14 KJV

[14] How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
He never said how shall they hear without prayer .
We are told to pray but you don’t pray anyone ” saved ”
In what I refer to as the dilemma of the unsaved ,the key solution in verse 14 above is the preacher .
So when ever we see any community , city ,town or nation with much godlessness ,they only need a preacher ,a messenger 
They don’t need Lamentations in our church sermons ,but those who will tell them .
You will be amazed that despite numerous churches around certain places many around it haven’t heard the gospel .
We assume people must have heard .
Jesus didn’t ask us to analyze or do research or second guess.
He simply said ,go and preach !
Paul tells us how this is done
Romans 10:15 KJV

[15] And how shall they preach, except they be sent? …
Men must be sent !
The church must keep sending its members,those who have believed ,to the streets .
Not to give out church invitations or tracts ,both of which are commendable .
Most importantly ,to tell the goodnews by themselves .
15b..as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Preach the gospel and bring glad tidings .
Not do street campaign for a special program .
That’s not what is being said here.
There MUST be a deliberate attempt ,design and program by every local church to keep sending out men to places where verse 14 holds sway .
The local church is in Jesus’ stead like Matthew 10,His stead to send men out .
A church shouldn’t be found selecting men into an evangelism group .
All believers must be involved in this .
If we are true church disciples,then we become its messengers ,its apostles .
We must ask ourselves ,which areas around us are unreached,have much ungodliness .
That’s the harvest .
Handling duties for the church like ushering ,music ,sound etc is not the harvest or the labourers referred to earlier 
This same men Jesus sent out were still involved in other duties like distributing food,protocol for Jesus ,ushering for the crowds etc 
Yet they were involved in preaching the gospel .actively too.
Mark 6:7 KJV

[7] And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two by two 
This was after their ushering duties .
No matter what you do for your local church,you are living in disobedience till you are on the streets,the buses,markets ,found preaching christ to the unsaved 
Giving mighty offerings doesn’t substitute this .
In the book of acts ,those who were chosen to handle food and natural things ,the seven 
Acts 6:3,5 KJV

[3] Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 

5] And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
They didn’t  take that as an excuse not to reach out by preaching .
Some would have said ,since I sing ,handle sound etc in church then I am preaching the gospel .Thats a huge joke ,
A sister once told me when I asked when last she went out on evangelism ,she answered thus ” since I sing in the choir ,the annointing comes upon pastor and he gives altar calls and the sinner is saved ,so we did it together ”
Incredible !
She further said ” my seed goes to the unsaved ,it’s used to reach them ” ( referring to her giving money ”
Wow !
She’s been either wrongly taught,deceived or she’s acting stupid .
Those who preach aren’t excused from giving and vice versa.
The men chosen in Acts 6 as explained earlier were actively in preaching the gospel 
Stephen was
Acts 6:10 KJV

[10] And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
Phillip too
Acts 8:5 KJV

[5] Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
In fact the whole church did
Acts 8:4 KJV

[4] Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
Except the apostles ,every other person in church went everywhere preaching the gospel .
Being involved in church duties is no excuse .
As said earlier,been engaged in departments in church doesn’t exempt you from preaching the gospel actively and vice versa
Paul and barnabas were engaged actively in preaching and teaching 
Acts 11:25-26 KJV

[25] Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 

26] And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Yet they were involved in ” departmental ” duties .
Acts 11:30 KJV

[30] Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Took relief ,physical things to Jerusalem 
Acts 12:25 KJV

[25] And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, 
The church must keep sending its members to the streets ,places where the gospel is required 
If we had many more believers in this,we would spend less money on open air campaigns ( crusades )
Evangelism reaches far more people than tens and hundreds of such crusades will.
It’s time to be sent ,to go ,to stand up ,sit down with men,engage them ,just like Jesus ,the twelve ,seventy ,the entire church in Jerusalem did ,preaching the gospel to them 
We mustn’t be found ashamed to do this 
Romans 1:16 KJV

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Again ,What are you doing with the gospel of christ ( to be continued )
I call you blessed 
Jesus is Lord,We Win

​What are you doing with The Gospel of Christ?(3)

By Rev. Onayinka Olusegun.
2 Timothy 4:2 KJV

[2] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season.
We are messengers.
Our duty is similar to the town crier .
We aren’t to add power or details to the message .
We aren’t supposed to add flavor to an already prepared message .
Romans 1:16 KJV

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God ..
You can’t do more than preach a message already  called “His power”.
It has its own inherent ability to do what it talks about .
No need to dramatize it or try to use worldly strategies .
Its power is effective ONLY via preaching .
1 Corinthians 1:21 KJV

.. it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
What pleases God is preaching 
What saves is preaching not choreographing it or adding some make believe .
It reduces or totally obliterates its effectiveness .
1 Corinthians 2:1 KJV

[1] And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
No adds on ,just declare it !
Don’t ever attempt to remove what makes it powerful .
1 Corinthians 2:2 KJV

[2] For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Christ and his cross .His redemption ,His blood,His grave,His tears,Cries,His resurrection .
It’s not just a general talk about God .
It’s about Christ .
Not how great he was on earth or his benevolence or the sermon on the mount .
But the sermon of the cross,the grave and the right hand of the Father
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

[3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 

[4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
The event of the death ,burial and resurrection and Ascension of Christ to the right hand of the Father is Not only powerful ,IT IS GODS POWER AT ITS FULLEST DISPLAY .
Ephesians 1:19-20 KJV

[19] And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

 [20] Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places ,
You don’t make this anymore powerful .You only deprive it of its power .
By adding to it or taking away from it ,adding entertainment ,fiction ,make believe etc
The message is as powerful as the event .
In The event ,Jesus was raised 
The message raises the sinner .
Ephesians 2:5-6 KJV

[5] Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

 [6] And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
All the power is now in the message .
Hence the needless and harmful attempt to secularize it .
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 KJV

[4] And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 

5] That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
No enticement ,no seeker sensitive approach else its audience might not be saved .
Power is found in christ and His cross only .
You are a messenger not a reviewer .
Just preach !
Like a town crier 
News casters read the news ,report it not add their own personal feelings or views or testimonies .
Your personal experience is not the news ,it has no power to save 
The news is about christ alone .
We are gospel newscasters .
That said .
Our preaching must have a goal which our passion must entail and carry .
Gusto,Passionate and heartfelt preaching 
Jesus’ parables had this ingredient .
We viewed this earlier 
Luke 15:4 KJV

[4] What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
UNTIL…he finds it 
Luke 15:8 KJV

[8] Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it ?
Seek DILLIGENTLY TILL..she finds it 
We must have a never say die attitude 
Our motto must be ,Never give up.
1 Corinthians 9:16 KJV

for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
We must seek to save like Jesus did 
We mustn’t preach out of an obligation ,just to fulfil a demand.
It must be about the sinner receiving salvation .
Our passion must be unmistakably for the unsaved to not remain so
1 Corinthians 9:22-23 KJV

….I am made all things to all men , that I might by all means save some. 

[23] And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you .
For the gospel sake,we go all out !
Attimes this might take a few minutes,sometimes hours,days,weeks .
It yet must be done !
It mustn’t be reduced to our convenience ,when I have the time .
Salvation is the singular most important event to God.
It’s the only action on earth that changes the mood of heaven 
Luke 15:7,10 KJV

[7] I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. 

[10] Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
More than teaching meetings ,more than healing the sick ,more than anything spiritual activity .
We must pursue it this way.
We must go out to do this .
The streets,the buses,the cabs ,markets etc 
Not church buildings.
Just like this parable 
Luke 14:21 KJV

[21] Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
Go to where men are 
And after the servant did and ” church ” still wasn’t filled 
Luke 14:22-23 KJV

[22] And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 
He asked him to keep going till we should need another church venue 
[23] And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
This is the passion of the preacher.
We must empty the bars,dance clubs,religious places etc
We must fill the churches with brand new converts ,from our going out( we shall touch this later )
I heard of a prominent preacher in my country Nigeria,who asked that the streets be emptied of non churched people on Sundays,hence men were sent out Sunday mornings to do this .
That’s the spirit !
Don’t just preach without a goal 
Preach with the desire and compelling intensity to ensure you are well Heard and with the sole intent that the audience recieve and is saved !
No one will be saved by your bible study or prayer or arguing over issues on social media 
Romans 10:14 KJV

… and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Not without a prayer warrior or a great organizer.
It will take to declare it,announce ,on the streets,corners,markets ,buses etc
It will take doing this passionately ( to be continued )
Once again ,What are you doing with the gospel of christ ?
Have a blessed day ahead 
I call you blessed 
Jesus is Lord,We Win

Overcoming Sinful Habits.


By Wilson Emmanuel.
If your Salvation can be “Sinned Away” meaning you can lose it through a committed Sin, then you don’t know or understand what you received in Christ at New Birth.
Salvation is a Gift of God from God given to you in Christ Jesus which is also Kept and Preserved by God Himself(Jude 1:24). You can’t lose God’s property, you can’t get lost, God looses nothing. He can’t lose you to Sin He conquered Sin for you, He has given you His Life and that is His Eternal Seal of ownership on you.
But you say, “I have been struggling with overcoming Sinful habits, it’s weighing me down and I’m tired.”, Beloved you will still keep struggling as long as your focus is on struggling

It will be NYSC(Now Your.Struggle Continues) for you , because sin isn’t to have dominion over you because Christ has given you dominion over Sin.

Let’s look at this.
Romans 6:6-14(KJV).

6Knowing this, that our old man is cruci­fied with him, that the body of sin might be de­stroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

7For he that is dead is freed from sin.

8Now if we be dead with Christ, we be­lieve that we shall also live with him:

9Knowing that Christ be­ing raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more do­m­in­ion over him.

10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11Like­wise reckon ye also your­selves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13Nei­ther yield ye your members as in­stru­ments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield your­selves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as in­stru­ments of righteousness unto God.

14For sin shall not have do­m­in­ion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Your old Man(not your Dad o), the Old Nature of Sin has been crucified and this becomes a reality for you through your identification with Christ’s crucifixion for Sin by your believe in and acceptance of His death for sin for you. So the body(nature) of Sin has been destroyed, and you are dead to Sin.
If Sin has no dominion(power) over Christ, it also has no power over you, why? Because the dead is powerless. The Nature of Sin has been made powerless, disarmed.

You are dead to Sin and alive unto God. You have God’s life and Nature and no more that of Sin.
So don’t give sin a place to dominate in your mortal Body nor in your mind, how would you do that? By keeping your mind renewed with the Truth of your New Nature and personality in Christ. By renewing your mind, you are able to yield your body as an instrument of righteousness.
You have been told countless times how harmful Sinful habits are and have been threatened to stop it with an information that breeds fear, condemnation and more Consciousness of Sin.
You can never overcome sin that way. Never! What your mind is conscious of always is what your body will follow suit to perform in actions in different shades. Be fed with Sin consciousness and how you have to struggle and fight not to sin, the more you plunge deeper into Sin with many shades and colours.
What’s the way of victory? Christ Jesus in You.

Keep your focus on Christ. If your eyes are on the Law, you will fall and that is always.

Sin shall not have dominion or power or strength over you why because You are Under God’s Grace not the Law.

The Law only produces Sin, that’s why it is called “the Law of Sin and Death.”(Romans 8:2), and also called the ministration of death.(2Corinthians 3:7).
The best the Law can produce is death, sin is its instrument of production.

Sin is given strength and power by the Law.

All the  “Thou shall nots….” only gives rise and power to sin.
Look at this.

1Corinthians 15:56-57(KJV).

56The st­ing of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
So Beloved, change your focus. Fix your eyes only on Christ in whom is our victory. We have won over sin.
See yourself as one who has Dominion over sin, then exercise your Dominion and Control over it.

You have been made Lord over Sin, Satan, sickness and death in Christ.
Again I say change your focus.

Look at this again.

Hebrews 12:1-2(KJV)

1Wherefore see­ing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside ev­ery weight, and the sin which doth so eas­ily beset us, and let us run with pa­tience the race that is set before us,

2Looking unto Jesus the au­thor and fin­ish­er of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despis­ing the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
How do we lay aside that weight of Sin? By Looking unto Jesus who has perfected Faith for us by becoming the Faith we received.

He is the faith we received at Salvation because He came to us by the hearing of what He had done. Jesus is All that He has Done.
He was full of Joy seeing how victorious we would become that’s why He endured the cross, not looking at what shame and ridicule He had to face. We are and were the source of His Joy and the reason why He came and did all the did.
Look to Him. Take Your eyes off all distractions, the Law and YOURSELF inclusive. Take your eyes off yourself, fix your eyes on who you are in Christ.

There’s a lot about you and your ability in Christ you will discover.
Do you now see Your challenge? It’s not Sin, it’s Knowledge.
Apostle Peter says to us in 2Peter 3:18(KJV).

18But grow in grace, and in the knowl­edge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glo­ry both now and for ev­er. Amen.

 

Hope this meets you well and blesses you,
Tell me.
Loves.

​What Are you doing with the Gospel of Christ? (2)


By Rev. Onayinka Olusegun.


The Gospel is news .

It contains facts that only become effective when preached .
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV

[3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 

[4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
I delivered unto you ,in order words I told you.
Jesus’ last words are instructive 
They demonstrate in pellucid terms what the gospel means .
Matthew 28:18-19 KJV

[18] And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 

19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…
We are to take the initiatives ,and educate ,inform,explain His gospel to men.
Mark 16:15 KJV

[15] And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
To preach here in the original words implies the duty of a town crier .

He heralds ,announces ,shouts it,makes it available for hearing.
Not preaching the gospel is rendering it inoperative .
Romans 1:16 KJV

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
It’s potent ability is its saving power .
If it’s not saving,it’s not working and if it’s not working ,then it’s been treated unduly as sterile .
The “password “to the power of this message is to GO!
Until you Go,you are making it of non effect.
Like salt losing its savor .
Matthew 5:13 KJV

[13] …but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?

 it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
We mustn’t trivialize it,turn its facts into tease,jokes,mere knowledge ,if we do, it loses its saving power as it were 
The gospel is an aroma ,it’s workability is in its spread ,it’s being  taken from place to place 
2 Corinthians 2:14 KJV

[14] Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
Every place is for the aroma of this message .
We must spread it.
That said .
Let’s see what exemplifies this .
Notice we aren’t to expect men to come and hear it,even though that could occur too
We are to go to them .
Jesus demonstrated the meaning of this in his actions and his Precepts
Matthew 4:23 KJV

[23] And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom…
Matthew 9:35 KJV

[35] And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom
Have we observed he didn’t set up a building or monument .
The work of the gospel supercedes structures .
It’s a work on the go!
Structures can be put in place to make the ” Going” more effective but must never be seen as the work itself .
Peter says he went about 
Acts 10:37-38 KJV

[37] That word, I say , ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

 [38] How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good..
It was published,announced ,everywhere .
We mustn’t allow either unserious believers or unbelievers blackmail us ,

Some say ” too many churches “, etc too many Christian programs on tv and radio etc 
Yes,it’s the meaning of the gospel .
Every space !
In his teaching ,Jesus gives clarity to how this is done 
Luke 19:10 KJV

[10] For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
To seek means to look for,search for,find ,dig out .
This is done passionately .
He gave parables in this regard 
Luke 15:4 KJV

[4] What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
Notice the terms ,Go after..,you search for ,look for ,
John Hyde ,a renown gospel minister will ask for the names of all the unsaved in towns he visited .In order to reach them .
The above parable is very instructive .
In commercial terms,it’s unwise to leave 99( ninety nine ) and search for 1(one )
You cut your losses and even tell folks you made more profit this year .
Lives aren’t articles of commerce .
They must be sought out .
That one person is dear to God as much as the rest .
Luke 15:8 KJV

[8] Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it ?
Seek,diligently .
Evangelism must be done passionately .
Not just saying it without gusto,tears,commitment or rigor to see men hear it well and recieve it.
The gospel is a message that affects and effects eternal things ,beings and issues .
We must discuss it,talk about with vigor ,handle it More passionately than we discuss sports,politics,entertainment ,arts,happenings,business etc 
Paul had an attitude Like this,recall he had his own career too and responsibilities to cater for others 
Acts 18:3 KJV

[3] And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.
Acts 20:34 KJV

[34] Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Yet,he pre occupied himself primarily with the spreading of this aroma,this message 
1 Corinthians 9:16 KJV

[16] For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
He calls it necessity .
We must be known by this message,seen talking about it,we must seek those who should hear it,ensure they do .
If we don’t ,we live in disobedience .Its a Sin not to preach the gospel .
Sin is to disobey .
Are you in obedience ?
It’s not enough to listen to ” Word” materials and be excited ,then do nothing about it or say nothing meaningful for others to hear it .
We must outline when and were we should look for and find our hearers
Once again,What are you doing with the gospel ( to be continued )
Have a blessed day ahead 
I cal, you blessed 
Jesus is Lord,We Win

​What Are You Doing With The Gospel Of Christ? (1)

By Rev. Onayinka Olusegun.

I once asked a fellow believer the above question,and he was taken aback after he answered by saying ” am enjoying it ” and I said ” it’s not for enjoyement or aquisition of information but for sharing 
Proverbs 25:25 KJV

[25] As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
The term gospel means good news that is told not found out or searched for 
The term implies a Message and a messenger .
It’s the message of salvation 
Mark 16:15-16 KJV

[15] And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. [16] He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Romans 1:16 KJV

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
It’s not a message of asking unbelievers to confess their sins or to condemn them 
If it’s the gospel of christ at all,there will be no condemnation for sins ,only for unbelief 
John 3:17-18 KJV

[17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
It’s the message of reconciliation .
God seeking peace with sinners not the other way round 
Luke 19:10 KJV

[10] For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
He is( was ) the one seeking 
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 KJV

[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 

[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
This is very critical as we shall dwell later on this fundamental fact ,we don’t ask sinners to come we seek for them ,just like God in Christ 
It’s a message of unconditional forgiveness of sins 
Luke 7:48 KJV

[48] And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
By faith anyone receives forgiveness of sins by the gospel 
Luke 24:47 KJV

[47] And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Remission means to take away .
Exactly what Jesus did 
John 1:29 KJV

[29] The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
1 John 2:2 KJV

[2] And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
We must never preach the gospel with creeds or some legalistic requirements 
Acts 10:42-43 KJV

[42] And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 

[43] To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
We are COMMANDED to preach this unconditional forgiveness of sins .
Acts 26:18 KJV

[18] To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
They only recieve !
They aren’t to pray for salvation or confess sins or ask God to accept them .
It’s a receiving .
It’s a message of Faith 
Romans 10:8 KJV

[8] But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
It’s not to ask for penance or change of ways .
It is for believing 
It’s a message of grace
Acts 20:24 KJV

[24] But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
It means it’s freely given and freely recieved
Romans 8:32 KJV

[32] He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
That said 
What are we to do with it ?
Haven recieved it we automatically become its ambassadors 
It’s messengers 
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 KJV

[18] … and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 

19] … and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Many have not recieved this ministry even though it has been given to and committed to them 
This message has to be told or it loses its vibrancy and flavor .
It’s an aroma 
2 Corinthians 2:14 KJV

[14] Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
Savour here means fragrance .
It must be spread .
It can’t be smelled whilst in your bible ,notes ,MP3 or even your mind !
No one gets to notice the fragrance of a perfume while it’s still in the bottle .
We shall be touching this subsequently .
Till then ,Never forget the gospel is not primarily a body of knowledge ,but a message that becomes effective when it’s TOLD.
So what are you doing with the gospel ?( to be continued )
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Have a glorious week ahead 
I call you blessed 
Jesus is Lord,We Win !