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  1. By Rev. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

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    “Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You?” (Psalms 94:20 NKJV).

    The Christian walk with God can equate to the three sections of the tabernacle in the Bible, namely the Outer Court, Holy Place and Holy of Holies.

    Most professing believers are outer court christians. This is the stage of sin consciousness, falling in and out of sin on a regular basis. It is characterised with endless sacrificial cycle of sinning, repenting, and obtaining forgiveness. They are baby christians, and largely due to ignorance of the word, are more or less under law, striving to keep the commandments, and little or no intimacy with God.

  2. By Rev.Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

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    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1 NIV).

    If you are born again, then Christ has already set you free from sin, sickness and poverty. If you do not know this truth, then the devil will keep you in bondage to these evil through his lies. You will be sinning, because you don’t know you already have power not to sin, and you will be sick and broke because you think that is your lot in life. You are however required according to our text to stand firm, and not allow yourself to be burdened again by any of these yokes that will enslave you. 

  3. By Rev. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

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    “Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours”” (Mark 11:22-24, NLT).

    You can give expression to your faith in two ways: by SAYING IT, and by PRAYING IT. 

    From verse 23, you can say it, which is the same as making a demand. Jesus said in John 14:12-14, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Peter demonstrated this with the lame man at the gate called Beautiful in Acts 3:6, “But Peter said, I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk.” The man rose up and walked.

  4. By Rev. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

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    “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:1-2, NLT).

    As we move on in the second half of this year, another thing that must be in our minds is spiritual growth. Every day added to your life naturally is automatic growth in age. It is usually accompanied by physical growth, and about the only thing you do to effect this is eating. Spiritual growth is not automatic and is contingent also on eating spiritual food, which is the word of God. 

    In Acts 11:26, when people saw the disciples in Antioch, they called them Christians, because they were Christlike. While a lot of people go by the appellation of Christian today, it is difficult to find many who are Christlike. Though they might profess Christ, you will not find much difference between them and non Christians in speech, conduct, and even what they believe. What makes the difference is one’s belief in, and relationship to the word of God.