DAY 4 (EVENING SESSION)
RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS 2018
THEME: GLORY AHEAD
TALK 1: FROM GLORY TO GLORY
MINISTERING: PASTOR TAIWO ODUKOYA (SENIOR PASTOR, FOUNTAIN OF LIFE MINISTRIES, ILUPEJU, LAGOS)
TEXT: ROMANS 5: 17-18 AND 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18
DATE: 6TH DECEMBER, 2018
Somebody shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah. If you know you will experience the greatest breakthrough in this Conference, let your shout be louder than everybody’s shout. Shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
I count it always a very high privilege and a great honour to stand before God’s great people. And I want to say: Thank you very much ma and thank you very much sir, for giving me the privilege.
GLORY TO GLORY!
For our Scriptures, I like us to turn to the book of Roman 5:17-18. Then we read 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Romans 5: 17-18
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.)
18. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Then 2 Corinthians 3:18 says:
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.”
Father I receive utterance in the Name of Jesus. I ask for understanding for my hearers. Take all the Glory in Jesus Name – Amen!
The concept laid out in Roman 5:17 is clear. Some Theologian would call it “The Roles of Federation”. But anyhow we call it, it’s an allusion of the Covenant. I have been looking at it for some time and it has affected me tremendously.
Permit me to say quickly, the first time I had the privilege of sitting in the presence of Daddy G.O, I asked him a question. Then he was in our Church and I was with my late wife. Daddy had come to Minister to us and we sat there. And I was just kind of struck it all. I was just praying inwardly and looking. Then my late wife said: Ask him question. And I remembered the first question I asked him was: Sir, you have an usual understanding of the Covenant. I…, can I ask if there are certain things you want to tell me?
Daddy, laughed… he went on ha ha ha ha … He said few things, as it were. So I looked at it; and I began to look at it in this particular way: that the concept of the Federal Head should be such that: “You present your champion; if your champion wins, you win. If we defeat your champion, you are our slaves”.
And Paul looked at that and decided to teach us that the life we are living in, something is happening. It is the question of: who is reigning in life? Who is reigning in my life? Who is reigning in your life? What is reigning in my life and your life?
It is either sin is reigning or you are reigning by the Grace of God.
I pray for you today, and I decree in the Name of Jesus, that for the rest of your life; you will reign as Kings/Queens – Amen!
The Wayman version says: “those who have received the overflow of Grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in this life as Kings.”
So I ask myself a question: Are there still such people here? Yes! Are they on earth? Yes! Who are they? They are those who have received abundance of Grace. Who are they? Those who have received the Grace of righteousness.
If you are one of those here today, you know that you are born again, you have received the abundance of Grace and the gift of righteousness; Shout “Am a King/Queen in the Name of Jesus”.
I can’t hear you – Am a King/Queen in the Name of Jesus.
The Bible says: sin reigns through one man. And that got me looking at the Book of Genesis. And I looked at how God created, and everything that has God’s Signature rules. The Bible says in verse 18; it says God created the two (2) Lights: Sun to rule by day, the Moon to rule by night. Then He created the fishes in the sea. He said, let the fish bring out abundance. And He said to them … In fact, the Bible says: He blessed them and He said to them, multiple and fill the Medium. The same thing to the fowl of the air.
… Filling the medium is subduing your medium; subduing your environment; subduing where I have put you.
But when He came to man, Ladies and Gentlemen, in Genesis 1:28; you read that: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
So man was created for an OVER and ABOVE life. God actually created a King on earth.
I mean, if you are going to be in His image and after His likeness, and we are going to have Dominion; then we just have to be like Him: High and Lifted up!
Isaiah said that: the year that King Uzziah died “I the Lord”; He was High and Lifted up.
If He has created us in His image and after His likeness, and given us dominion. No wonder we are created OVER!
Tell your neighbour, say: Am created OVER! I can’t hear you – Am created OVER – Hallelujah!
But you see: as high as man was; as full of
authority as he was – he fell. He lost it, he exchanged it for Nothing. Man fell and this concept started to play. He damned fell. And I looked at the concept, and I found it again in Hebrews. Talking of the Levi; He said: Levi gave tithe and received tithe and I began to wonder where is Levi and Melchizedek. He said he was in the bosom of Abraham.
So when Abraham and Melchizedek were exchanging title on the communion; everything in Abraham gave Tithe! So, you see the concept running through the Bible.
Am here to say that the Glory of the Lord in your life can never, never go down, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
Follow me closely; if man shaded things as it were and man became subdued for the first time. So Adam took all of us and moved us into the kingdom of darkness.
Somebody say, the first regeneration was not from darkness to light. It was from light to darkness. The first being born again was not from darkness to light. It was from light to darkness.
Permit me to describe this in Glory Parlance “Everything that bears God’s Signature carries His own Glory”. Because He is the Lord of Glory. He is the Most Glorious. And that is why you read from the Epistles of Paul it says: “There’s one Glory of the sun, there’s one Glory of the moon. There’s one Glory of the star.”
No star; no two (2) stars have the same Glory: they differ in Glory!
God has created you with Glory; you carry God’s Glory. There is a Glory of the Terrestrial; there is a Glory of the Celestial. Any person that bears His Signature has it!
So, still talking about this concept; then the issue of this scripture is: “It is who is reigning”.
So Adam lost it! And permit me to make some assertions here, because of my time – “The natural man, no matter how good, no matter how intelligent, no matter how rich, no matter how high, by default: is a slave.”
He said: what do you mean? It means: Whatever they have and they are priding themselves; does not last. “It is ONLY what the Lord does, that last forever”.
And we too, though by creation we were Kings but when we lost it by default; we became Slaves!
Hear it in another way; He said: For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God;
So, we were born with Glory and birthed in Glory. But then, we fell short. We lost a lot of things when man fell.
I am talking of the Federal Head; am talking of Adam. For everyone born of a woman ” suffered the consequences of sin”.
But thank God for JESUS. Because it didn’t stop there; it says: but all who have received the abundance of Grace and the gift of righteousness “Will Reign in Life”.
Am saying in this Service; Your Next Level is Unquestionable in the Name of Jesus! You are Unstoppable!
You say how? How did it happened? Permit me to quote my first Law of Motion: “Everybody born of a woman is heading for hell ‘tarara (straight without stopping)’; except it is acted upon by the Love of Christ”.
And my Bible tells me in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that MOSES/TITILAYOMI might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
I have the righteousness of Christ; I have received it. Have you received it? If you have received it: shout Amen – AMEN! I can’t hear you: If there is anybody here or reading, who has received the gift if righteousness; let him/her shout Amen – AMEN! You are a KING on earth!
Early in the Ministry, the Lord spoke to me. He said: “Any time you hold the Mic (microphone) before my children; you are addressing Kings and Leaders.
And I say to you, “I am talking to LEADERS!” You may not look like it, you may not smell like it; but I know that as you behold Him as in a mirror; “It is from Glory to GLORY!” You will get there in the Name of Jesus.
Hallelujah. I say hallelujah – Hallelujah!
And so Jesus, who knew no sin became sin. What did Jesus do? Ephesians 2:1-6 (Refer).
Now hear me; what is the Transformation like? What is the Regeneration like? He came, you were dead in your trespasses. I was dead in my trespasses. I was heading no where but hell.
Ephesian 2:4 says: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith He loved us”.
Because of His great love. God loves you! Did you hear me? I said: God LOVES You!
He came and He quickened me.
SONG (in Yoruba dialect):
Opelope Re, Opelope Re,
Aiye i ba yeye me,
(But for your mercy Lord, the world would have ridiculed me)
He quickened me together with Him. He raised me together with Him. He made me to sit down together with Him. In heavenly places; high above all principalities.
Are you Born Again? Have you received abundance of Grace? Have you received the Gift of Righteousness?
… You are seated with Him above all Powers and Principalities.
Now hear me; by default today, you are a king. Did you hear me? I said you are a KING!
Now you say; why are you saying this? Because in the Kingdom; if you don’t know, you can’t benefit from it. Well, if you know and you forget; you won’t benefit from it.
Thank God for the Holy Ghost; He will not only teach you. He will also take the things of the Master and reveal them to us by Revelation. He will REMIND us; He will GUIDE us; He will LEAD us.
Let me put this to you again: Your Next Level is Unquestionable, in the Name of Jesus.
Am still going; but let me just teach you one more thing about this Creation Thing: “Everything that God created; He created to INCREASE! He created to Grow!” Everything He created, He blessed. He said: be fruitful, multiply and replenish.
You see, Increase is fundamental to the Kingdom. If it is of God; you will INCREASE!
Glory be to God in the highest. I say: Glory be to God in the highest.
If anything will stop your increase in life, it will be because you are yet to get Born Again. Or because you are Born Again but you don’t know who you are or what you have in Christ Jesus.
… But NOW you know!
I decree in the Name of Jesus; By the time you are leaving this Congress Ground; you would have been moved Up: going higher and higher; and higher and higher, in the Name of Jesus.
We used to sing this song in the University. I didn’t know then, but I later understood the meaning.
Am going higher, yes I am; am going higher today (2ce)
Reigning with Jesus today,
Am going above the shadow,
Into the presence of God,
Into the presence of Jesus,
Am going higher today.
So I used to wonder; Now let me explain this, so that you can understand: this story in 1 Samuel 17.
… I don’t want to dwell on it, because of my time.
Remember, King Saul had taken the children of Israel to war against the Philistines. And the Philistines had a Champion – GOLIATH! The description of this man and his armour was enough to intimidate any man.
And this guy will not just keep quiet! He will come out and blaspheme God; despise the King of Israel; despised the Armies of Israel and despised the God of Israel. And the Bible says; he did it for Forty (40) days and Forty (40) nights.
Whatever has been despising your God is troubled tonight, in the Name of Jesus – Amen. They will know a King/Queen has arrived, in the Name of Jesus – Amen!
Forty (40) days and Forty (4) nights; and the king will run. All the people in the Army will run. And nobody will dare challenge him. And then by “Divine Orchestration”; the boy (David) was called to run an errand for the people.
… There is nothing “small” that God will not use: that will not invariably be a blessing, no matter how small.
Then he did what he had to do. The Bible makes us to understand that he left his sheep in the care of someone; and then he ran to the war front. And so it happened, that when David was coming in, was when Goliath was coming to BRAG!
Everything that has been rising against you; trying to prevent you from going to your Next Level: It shall be BURIED on this Ground, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
So he (Goliath) came to brag at that time David was coming in. And it was such a coincidence. Though there is no coincidence with God.
And at that time, David stopped short and listened to the bragging of Goliath. Then he said, “What will happen to the man that fights him?”
… And I tell you why in a minute. You say why? I will tell you. Because, of all Old Testament Saints, ONLY David knew that he was a King.
At least I support it with the Bible. I stand to be corrected; but I support it with the Bible: ONLY David knew that he was a King!
You say how ? Psalm 8:1, 3-5 says:
1. O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy Name in all the earth! who hast set thy Glory above the heavens.
3. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5. For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with Glory and Honour.
… You crowned him with Glory and Honour!
No wonder when God was looking for a King; he went into the wilderness.
When you know who you are; Heaven will always look for you.
After this Congress, they will look for you. I say: You are the next Glory! They will look for you; because Heaven has chosen you. You are a King on earth in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
What will happen? At this time his elder brother came and said: “I know you like to dig to things that you are not called to do; with whom did you leave those few sheep?”
Men may decide to bring you down, but because God has earmarked your next level; No man can put you DOWN – Amen!
Is someone hearing me? I say God has lifted you up; no man can put you down, in the Name of Jesus – Amen! Your Next Level is a MUST, in the Name of Jesus – Amen. Never mind all those who are saying rubbish about you. It is sheer jealousy! One thing you don’t want to do: is to LOOSE FOCUS!
… So we behold as in a mirror.
Keep your focus! You are doing a great work. I say you are doing a great work. Heaven is applauding you. Hallelujah! In the Name of Jesus – Amen.
He moved to the second person. But he answered the brother before he left. He said: Sir, Brother, “Is there no cause?” If somebody had taken on this man, will I be here?
There is a Goliath that you are about to bring down. And up until now, the whole of creation has been waiting for you. Your Time has come, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
And while he was asking; they took him to the King. Guess what he said? He said, Sir! “Let no man’s heart fail him”. He knew he was a King!
No wonder the lion will always trouble David. Not with any other man, but with David. How? He said he has put him under his feet. He knew it! No wonder he will go after a bear to rear it. Because he KNEW!
“Let no man’s heart fails him; your servant will go and fight him”
He said: Whose son are you? He said, I am the son of Jesse the Bethlemite, your Servant. I keep my father’s sheep. And when the bear will come, I will go after the bear, pull up the kid and tear the bear.
Because he knew: “Am deck with Glory and Honour.” Am deck with God’s Majesty. All things: including lion and bear are beneath me.
They that know their God will be what? Strong! And they will do what? Exploits!
You will rise out of this Congress to do unusual exploits in the Name of Jesus – Amen. Your Next Level is a must, in Jesus Name – Amen.
“Ibaje enia ko le da ise Oluwa duro (the wickedness of man cannot stop God’s work).
Let me finish this; and then the King said something to David. He said: eeh! You are just a youth; you aee not able to fight him. He said, he is a Warrior right from his youth.
Sir, he was a was a Warrior from his youth. I can as well be a Warrior from NOW! If he has been a Warrior from his youth; then my own Warrior starts NOW!
I declare to someone here today or reading; Your Warrior Nature will begin to manifest from today, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
Please permit me to say this: Enough of the days of “jatijati” (rubbish). Today, it is bye bye to “Jatijati” (rubbish).
You are busy doing good works for the Lord. Let no man’s storm disturb you. We condemn those storms now, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
Then Saul gave him some armour; he wore the armour. David moved and he fell. He said: Sir! I am not used to this.
… And that’s why; what you are not used to, DON’T USE!
God will never call you without equipping you. Appreciate God enough, to appreciate what He has given you. That’s how you carry Glory.
He ran into the battle; holding a staff and a sling: with five (5) smooth stones. Come on, Can I speak to someone here today or reading? What you will use to overcome will look so meaningless to the world. But thereafter; they will sing the praises of your God, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
The Bible says: he ran in there, and we were told in that Scripture that Goliath cursed him. Let me speak Yoruba: “Goliath fi David bu!” (Goliath cursed David). If it was today, you will say: Curse ko, Curse ni! (Which one is curse).
David didn’t even care, because “A curse causeless shall not come!” When you know that you REIGN over things here; he didn’t even bother himself, he ran forward!
And then Goliath said: Am I a dog? He said it and he died like a dog. Then he also boasted; he said: “I will cut off your head and give it to the dogs”. David said “Iro lo pa!” (You are bluffing)! I will kill you; not only cut off your head, your flesh and the flesh of your entire Army. I will use them to serve the kites of the field. Only ONE SHOT!
Can I explain to you …, you know what we do in Congresses like this? We came to be Prepared. We came to be Sharpened. We came to be Thrilled, and to be Released!
I was listening to Daddy yesterday, he said: can you imagine the Body of Jesus, and then Paul; he said: and you too. I said AMEN!
You are here to be: focused, sharpened and released! You are coming back with Testimonies in the Name of Jesus.
He killed Goliath!
Now the question is this: king Saul was in the war front – the Champion of Israel; and Goliath, the Champion of the Philistines was there. But who was the King in the war front? It was David, who was the King. It was David.
As I close, I want to say this; from today: Know that He who has started this Good Works in you will always bring it to perfection, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
When we say GLORY TO GLORY; it is as related to us, not God. God is the embodiment of Glory. He is Glory Personified. We are the ones that change from day to day; from Glory to GLORY.
From today, begin to rise in the Name of Jesus into your Next Level and into your Next Strength. Grow in Grace. I say grow in Favour in the Name of Jesus – Amen. Grow in knowledge, Grow in wisdom. I say increase in Strength in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
Paul said: “my little children in whom I laboured until Christ be formed in them.”
The time is coming, when as you walk the street of Lagos; they will be calling: “Is this another Jesus?” And so shall it be in Jesus Name – Amen!
Shall we rise! If you are a King/Queen rise up and shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!
Just this SONG as I go with my Bible. It says:
When you see me dance
I dance like a Winner.
When you hear me shout
I shout like a Winner.
I want to hear you SHOUT! I can’t hear you; I want to hear you shout the SHOUT OF A KING (5 Times).
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