Pastor Seyi Osanyinbi
There are different seasons for different kinds of crop and you need a specialist to guide you aright as to when to grow the right crop. The problem of the church has been laborers who are not competent enough. The five-fold ministry of the spirit is given for the edification of the saints and to equip them. Amen.
Let this be my last word, brothers; be glad; be complete; be comforted; be of the same mind; be at peace with one another: and the God of love and peace will be with you.
I want to talk about the word FINALLY.
The basis of the so called breakthrough among Christians in our days is lawlessness. Your sense of judgment has to change. The proof of the gospel is eternal life. It was eternal life in Paul’s body that killed the snake and not the fire. Do not be deceived or intimidated. Natural things don’t show that you have acquired eternal life. He said “live in peace”, to live in this peace, you have to become friends with God who is light. The peace declared was that between man and God, not the peace of the world.
Lastly, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power.
The power of God’s might is both light and life. He alone has immortality dwelling in light. He has acquired all the mastery of light and life. There is nothing that can come up that He cannot handle so, be strong in the power of his might. If it takes a God to create this universe, then it takes only that God’s strength to maintain it.
The strength is in the armor described in the Bible. The amour of God is that which He puts on when He goes to war. It is called the armor of light. The belt of truth is the fundamental truth of the gospel and we really need to be grounded in it. Go and know every truth and be consolidated in it so that you won’t be tossed to and fro. If you even attend meetings of great servants of God and you are not well consolidated in the foundational truth, you won’t be able to withstand the adversary. This belt of truth is important. Don’t cherish your positioning than God. You must consolidate yourself in the truth because if you don’t, you would do the wrong things. Wrong doctrines cover the heart of those who are not grounded in the truth. The breastplate of righteousness is that gospel of truth which covers your heart. We need to be able to preach to our friends. Declare the counsel of God among men and see men reconciled back to God. Peace is the reconciliation of men back to God. In season and out of season, we must be ready.
For the arms with which we are fighting are not those of the flesh, but are strong before God for the destruction of high places;
We have to always be on the offensive to bring down strongholds. We have always been defensive but the real pace of our warfare is on the offensive. We must be able to take care of weaker ones and cast down every imagination.
With prayers and deep desires, making requests at all times in the Spirit, and keeping watch, with strong purpose, in prayer for all the saints, And for me, that words may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make clear without fear the secret of the good news,
Finally, we must learn to pray for the body of Christ and ourselves. Paul even made a special request for utterance. And in addition to this we need assurance, boldness and strength.