DAY 3 (EVENING SESSION) RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS 2018

DAY 3 (EVENING SESSION)

RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS 2018

THEME: GLORY AHEAD

TALK 1 TOPIC: ROYAL PRIESTHOOD

MINISTERING: REV. FELIX OMOBUDE (THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT, PENTECOSTAL FELLOWSHIP OF NIGERIA AND THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, NEW COVENANT GOSPEL CHURCH, BENIN CITY)

TEXT: EXODUS 19:4-6

DATE: 5TH DECEMBER, 2018

Everybody Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!!!

At the wave of hands, Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!!!

I greet everyone of you in the Name that is above every names – even in the Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

On behalf of all the Pentecostals in this country, I bring greetings to our Leader and Father, Pastor Adeboye. We are very grateful to God for your life and leadership you have continued to offer to us.

I thank God for our Mother. Mama. May God continue to strengthen you in Jesus Name. And all the Leadership of this great, great, great Church. I celebrate everyone of you.

Go ahead, give the Lord a Big hand, please!

The subject of our consideration this evening as has been announced is – “THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD”.

May I ask you to open with me to your Bible to EXODUS 19: 4-6 ;

4. Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

5. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

6. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

God gave an insight to His dream of a very unique people inside His people. He told Israel don’t forget what I did in Egypt. I bore you on Eagle’s wing. Pharaoh was subdued not because of your strength or arm. I bore you on Eagle’s wings. The Red Sea divided not because you were powerful but I bore you on Eagle’s wing.

In other words, this people rode or the few; on the wings of God’s Grace. And God said, the reason was that: I want to bring you to myself.

When we realise what God has done for us, when we walk within the orbit of His Grace in our lives, we celebrate His goodness in the Generation that don’t know Him. For this group of people, the Israelites, God said to them, if you will obey my voice indeed and keep my covenant, I have a dream of making you a kingdom of Priest.

Sadly, Israel failed God severally and could not fulfill her part of this agreement. And also the dream of a kingdom of Priest was not fulfilled. But God saw the Glory Ahead and was not ready to give up on His dream. It was necessary that humanity be redeemed from the clutches of sin. So God made a way when He sent His Son into the world; Jesus Christ fulfilled the demand of Justice when He paid the Supreme price on Calvary’s Cross.

Somebody shout hallelujah – Hallelujah!

In other to understand what this Kingly Priest was supposed to be. It is important for us to look at the kind of Priest that Israel had at that time.

… Priests ordained according to the order of Aaron;

1. Basically, this Priests were to offer sacrifice for the sins of the people and for their sins.

2. Secondly, they stood as Meditators trying to make God and man reconcile and make people walk right.

3. And thirdly, they rendered services to man in things that pertains to God.

But God saw that this kind of Priesthood every time they sacrificed goats, they sacrificed rams, they sacrificed unburnt incenses and did all kinds of sacrifices and the sacrifices could not put an end to the sin problem.

So God made a way. The Covenant that Israel violated, that Israel couldn’t keep; Jesus fulfilled the Covenant.

In Hebrew 10:14; the Bible says: by one offering, just one offering, He has perfected forever, He paid for it.

Unlike the Priest of old, the offering of Christ, the Great High Priest of the Royal Priesthood was once and for all.

In I Timothy 2:5; Jesus did the Mediatory role more than any of them that lived and indeed the Bible says for there is One God and One Mediator between God and Man and that Mediator is the man Jesus Christ.

Somebody shout hallelujah – Hallelujah!

He came and redeemed a peculiar group of people not just Israelites. His redemptive work gave birth to a New kingdom.

Somebody shout hallelujah – Hallelujah!

In Revelation 1:5; the last aspect of it says: Unto Him who loved us and has redeemed us, washed us with His own Blood.

In Revelation 1:6; it says: He has made us Kings and Priest. He has bequeathed to us the right to be Kings andPriests. This is where Royalty meets the lPriesthood.

And everyone of you in this house tonight, if you have been redeemed with the precious Blood of Jesus Christ and you have experienced His deliverance through Faith in His Name, you are a part of this Royal Priesthood!

If you believe you say Amen loud – Amen!!!

Now, what are the DUTIES of this Priesthood?

In I Peter 2:5, He says we are; He called us Lively Stones. And that we are built up as a Spiritual House.

When we serve as Royal Priesthood to offer Praises unto Him as Kings and Priests, we are called to reign here on earth, to show forth His Praise, to show forth His light, to show forth His righteousness. We are called to RULE our world!

Somebody shout hallelujah – Hallelujah!
Wave your hands and shout hallelujah – Hallelujah!

In I Peter 2:9, the Apostle says that we are Peculiar, Unique, called out like Israel was delivered through the Grace of God from Egypt. This group of people have been delivered from the slavery of sin by the Grace of God in Christ.

We are Unique, I call on you today to begin to reign in your dream – Amen!

… The Amen is low – AMEN!

Somebody shout Glory – GLORY!!!

You are a Peculiar People. You are a Royal Priesthood, not like the Priesthood of Aaron, No? Not like the Levitical Priesthood. You are called to Dominate this World and fill the Earth with His Light, with His Glory, with His Power. Bring Praise to Him, bring Honour to Him. Exalt His Name by the way you live.

In closing, I Corinthian 1:26 says: ‘For you see your calling brethren…..”

Give it a consideration; that not many Mighty, not many Nobles, are so called.

God in His grace considered us and gave us a Holy Calling. This is exciting and you will live and continue after this Congress: never you forget who you are; Peculiar, Special, Called Out!

You rarely don’t need the Ordination of a Church to work in this office. By means of your redemption, you are a part of the Royal Priesthood.

Royalty is going home with you – Amen. I didn’t hear your Amen oooo – AMEN!

You know the Priest of Aaron’s day rendered services so much so that if someone was afflicted with leprosy, until a Priest declare him whole, he cannot enter the congregation or midst of people.

But we have a higher Priesthood.The Bible says we have not gotten a High Priest which cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmity. You can touch Jesus, the Great High Priest of our Royal Order and you will not be Healed – Amen!!!

And the Bible says by His stripes we are already Healed. So we don’t really need to be certified someone. He brought Healing, He brought Grace, He brought Favour, He touched the untouchable.

… Such a High Priest have we become!

The world need the touch of your Gospel. The world need what we have. And as we leave this Congress, consider your role as a Royal Priest. Honour the Royalty. Give Glory to the King of your kingdom.

May I hear His Royal Highnesses and Her Royal Highnesses in the house; may I hear you shout Glory – GLORY!!!

… Stand on your feet and lift your two hands.

Ask God to help you. That you will be a Priest that will not bring disgrace to Him. That you will execute this office with Dignity, with Purity.

Open your mouth and draw strength from the Great High Priest of the Royal Priesthood. Let the Heavens hear your voice. Open your mouth and tell Him what you want.

Thank you Father. In Jesus Mighty Name we pray – Amen!!!

CLOSING PRAYER:

Father, we thank you. We give you Praise and Glory. Once we were not a people but now we are the people of God. We rejoice in your Faithfulness. You called us out of darkness into your Marvellous Light and you forgave us. You called us into a Ministry of Reconciliation and Anoint your children tonight with a Royal Anointing – Amen!!!

May ROYAL OIL come upon your life – Amen! As you officiate as Royal Priests, may your Generation hear your voice – Amen!

You will not bring disgrace to our King – Amen! You will further the kingdom of God in your time – Amen!!!

I declare this to be so in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit – Amen!!!

And let the Royal Priesthood shout hallelujah – Hallelujah!!!

COMPILATIONS BY

MOSES DURODOLA, TITILAYOMI AJAYI AND BANJO ADESOLA
© DISCOVERY MEDIA CREW 2018

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