Pastor Emeka Egwuchukwu
Rev Busuyi Olabode
May God give us mercy and blessing, and let the light of his face be shining on us; Selah. So that men may see your way on the earth, and your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples give you praise, O God; let all the peoples give you praise. O let the nations be glad, and make song of joy; for you will be the judge of the peoples in righteousness, guiding the nations of the earth. Selah. Let the peoples give you praise, O God; let all the peoples give you praise. The earth has given her increase; and God, even our God, will give us his blessing. God will give us his blessing; so let all the ends of the earth be in fear of him.
One of the things that God is also expecting is that the earth will bring forth increase. God has been waiting patiently for this increase and He must get the harvest before he closes the age. Before the earth can yield increase, the earth must be blessed. There is a blessing that we can demand for and there is a blessing that is beyond our comprehension. There is a blessing of the first day and there is that of the seventh day which is higher. When God brings us into the blessing of the seventh day, we will cease from our labour. The blessing of the seventh day is required to enter into the eight day. Anyone who has not yielded to God completely and partaken of the seventh day cannot enter into the eight day.
Mercy is the very core of the ark of covenant. When you are asking for mercy, you are asking for the face. The blessing of His face is the blessing of mercy, and it’s a blessing of light. God has to show us mercy to give us light.
What makes God blessed is light and He wants to bless us with the same blessing. The great salvation that the people should seek is the blessing of his face. God once told me to keep teaching His people instead of trying to heal them. And after some time, everything natural was settled. Natural things are also blessings but our real inheritance is light. If you don’t get the real inheritance, you have been robbed. Seeking for things is not seeking for God. Even our fore-fathers did not serve God because of gold and silver but for the hope of eternal life. God only gives things when they are needed and when they are given, they perish with use. Things that perish with use do not deserve our pursuit. You can lose the little light you have in your soul if your whole pursuit is natural things. The only thing the soul can take along while leaving this earth is God. Your life here is a gift that is given to you to acquire God.
Ho! everyone in need, come to the waters, and he who has no strength, let him get food: come, get bread without money; wine and milk without price. Why do you give your money for what is not bread, and the fruit of your work for what will not give you pleasure? Give ear to me, so that your food may be good, and you may have the best in full measure .Give ear, and come to me, take note with care, so that your souls may have life: and I will make an eternal agreement with you, even the certain mercies of David. See, I have given him as a witness to the peoples, a ruler and a guide to the nations. See, you will send for a nation of which you had no knowledge, and those who had no knowledge of you will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, and because of the Holy One of Israel, for he has given you glory. Make search for the Lord while he is there, make prayer to him while he is near: Let the sinner give up his way, and the evil-doer his purpose: and let him come back to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for there is full forgiveness with him. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, or your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not go back again, but gives water to the earth, and makes it fertile, giving seed to the planter, and bread for food;
Our life here is to look for God. God has found us and we need to find Him too. When God finds us, we always look to God for our own things, but that is not why He has found us. He found us so that we can find Him and get Him. That is the major thing. He is prepared and eager to give himself to us. The soul feeds on knowledge. The body does not cry for God but David was able to get to that place. Satan has put a price tag on every soul but God said all souls are mine. It means God is the only one who will fill them by giving Himself to them.
We need our spiritual ears to hear because it is through hearing that covenant is made. God wants to pierce our ears so that we can hear. God wants you to hear Him so that He can hear you. What begat you is words. As the son is speaking to us, we are gaining life. It is through hearing of the New Testament that sin is remitted. As you sit and hear, you are being immersed, baptised and initiated. The two things that will be communicated to us through His face are his ways and his thoughts. God cannot trust any soul that does not know His ways because such a soul will be twisted. The reason why God will lighten the candle of a man is to search the inward parts of the belly (soul). You are not holy until your inward parts have been searched. We have to desire in this conference that God will expose all our darkness, make them manifest by his light.
What make up light are the ways and thoughts of God. What make us unrighteous are our evil ways and thoughts. There is a way that God thinks and there is a way that man thinks.
The church is supposed to be a place of healing us from our soul diseases, a place where there is the balm of Gilead. Not a place to flog people with words and make them feel condemned. The church should be a place where a man finds rest from the former race and run the new race with patience. God has sown seeds and He wants to reap fruits. When God reaps you, he eats and sows again and we multiply. God does not sow seeds and ignore it, He sends rain. God will continue to shine his light upon us until we are able to produce fruits unto him.
We thank God for His spirit and the ability to minister the New Testament. These are express words of the throne to us and not just somebody trying to say something to us. These thoughts are from the highest, not our thoughts.
The Lord is high and holy, and the gospel of Christ is of the highest. Jesus made his disciples realise that they would get something better after his departure than they did when he was with them physically. Each time you see the picture of Jesus of Nazareth, it reminds you of your saviour. Nobody was able to retain the true picture of Jesus; He took the wisdom to be able to retain it from everyone, even Peter.
As you ascend from the realm of the physical to the spiritual, you begin to lose touch with tangible things even though the spiritual is a realm of existence. If you want to worship God from the realm of tangibility, you will worship idols. The realm of the spirit is not tangible but it is real.
Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the purpose of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and those who have faith in Christ Jesus:
Living by faith does not mean you shouldn’t have an idea or any plan of your own, but submitting everything to God. Love the lord with all your heart and do what you are doing with all you might. The way you handle natural things is the same way you will handle ministry if you come into it.
The Jews tried to catch Jesus by his words but they couldn’t because Jesus is from another realm. Jesus was humble to dwell in the flesh but that did not conflict with who He really is. Moses did not talk about resurrection but Jesus did because he is from that realm. Our faith is not from the realm of physical tangibility but from the spirit. You can’t learn it from the human genealogy.
God has His own way of begetting sons for Himself which is not by physical marriage. Jesus did not have a child but His name still continues because He begat children through the wisdom of resurrection. He was not defined by any tradition, not even as a Jew. If He were a mere man, His name would have been wiped off. Man is man and God is God.
God is calling us to come and live in his own world. As the Jews accused Jesus of making Himself equal with God, so your flesh and blood will accuse you. Everything God is saying to us in the New Testament is from the realm of God and people who have understanding of it rejoice even while in affliction.
1 Peter 1:1-3
Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to the saints who are living in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Who, through the purpose of God, have been made holy by the Spirit, disciples of Jesus, made clean by his blood: May you have grace and peace in full measure.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his great mercy has given us a new birth and a living hope by the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Moses was a veil. He moved from the realm of the physical to the spiritual, but it was a lower spiritual realm, else he would have preserved the people of Israel eternally. We have our conversation and life style from the realm that does not pass away. Christianity is not as simple as just believing Jesus and walking away. The Israelites lived in the realm of the spiritual, but not the realm of God. It was the realm of angels. The Law of Moses was not even tangible it was spiritual but not divine. It is possible for a thing to be spiritual and not divine. All those prophets in the Old Testament were just preparing a ground for Christ. Christ is the one who is seated in the Glory, not the Jesus of Nazareth. The mystery of Christ is not just preaching. Preaching is meant to make us see Him. As we see Him, we keep changing. The lightings of Jesus come on us in bits because if it comes at once, we will be consumed. The lights in Jesus are like lasers. Jesus coded most of what He wants to say and He said when the comforter comes, He will decode it. There are many things going on in Jesus’ heart that the church is given the grace to access. These are higher realms of God because the law and the prophets are a shadow of spiritual realities; they are lower realms.
Death reigned on the earth through sin but life also has come to reign and it must reign.
Hope believes in the invisible but faith moves the invisible. If it is by death, it is not by faith. Once the emphasis of our preaching is right, we will discover that there is only one light. Salvation comes to you as the light of the lord shines in your heart. The Bible talks in 1 Peter about appearing and not appearance. Jesus keeps appearing to us continually to save us. Nobody can make progress to the father without the revelation of Christ. Even the Psalms preached Christ and not David. All the prophets preached Christ. Christ’s righteousness is full of forgiveness. God wants to see that you are looking for Him, it is not church issue. It is the churches of men that have sign posts, the church of Christ does not. When you are in Christ, you must be mobile enough to be able to follow the directions of the spirit, but not flying and jumping around. If you are a seeker, you would fall in love that you won’t be able to hide it. Throne is a place of authority and trust of the kingdom. Light makes your feet movable.
Light of the world you stepped down into darkness
Open my eyes let me see
Humbly you came to the earth you created
All for love’s sake you came down
Lord we desire that your face will keep shinning on us even after this meeting. We will be a generation that seeks your face continually, a generation of light, a generation of your face.