RCCG JANUARY 2019 HOLY GHOST SERVICE.
THEME: SWIMMING IN GLORY
SECOND MESSAGE BY: PASTOR KOLA OYENEYIN
TEXT: LUKE 9:28-33
DATE: 4TH JANUARY, 2019
Well, if that clap was for me it’s definitely too much. But if it is for God, it is not enough!
Now, let’s give to Him, who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we asked, imagined according to the Power that worketh in us. To Him be Glory, Honour, Dominion, Adoration forever and ever. For His Dominion shall be an everlasting Dominion. For He is the Alpha, the Omega; the Beginning and the End. The First and the Last. The One who was, the One who is, the One who is to come. Immortal, Invincible, the Only Living, the Only Wise God.
Guess what? In Him we live, in Him we move, in Him we have our being! He is our Eternal Excellency. Our Joy of many Generation. He is the soon coming King. He is the Glorious God. He is the King of Glory. The One that speaks, it is done. And commands, and it is established. The One that sits in Heaven and make the earth His footstool!
Bless the Name of the Lord! For “from the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same; the Lord’s Name is to be praised”. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing Praises unto your Name oh Most High. To show forth your loving kindness in the morning and your Faithfulness every night. Upon an instrument is ten (10) strings; upon the Psaltery and upon the Harp. For Thou oh Lord has made us glad through your works. We will triumph in the works of your hands. Oh Lord, how great are your works. And your thoughts are very deep.
Now let us enter into His Gate with Thanksgiving; into 2019 with Praise. Be thankful unto Him at all times. For the God that kept you from: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and brought you to December. And then crossed you over into Year 2019.
Many have died, many have perished. You are breathing, you are living; you are walking! Come on, put your hands together. Come on make some noise for the King of Glory, for the Lord God Almighty; the Giver of every good and every Perfect Gift. The King of Glory. Bless the Name of the Lord!
Give Him all the Glory; give Him all the Honour; give Him all the Adoration! He is our King; we are the people of His pasture. Let the people Praise Him now. Oh! Redeemers, Praise Him, then the Earth will yield her increase. And God, even our God shall bless us.
Come on, lift up your voice and bless the Name of the Lord. We give you Praise, we give you Glory. We Exalt you, we Magnify you. Oooh! What a wonderful Father we have; what a wonderful God you are! Let’s celebrate the King of Glory. We give you all the Glory. The whole Earth is full of your Glory. And we are Swimming in that Glory.
Tonight we bless your Name, we give you all the Glory. Thank you Father, thank you Lord.
For you are Alpha, and Omega;
We worship you our God;
You are worthy to be praise (2 times)
We give you all the Glory;
We worship you our God;
You are worthy to be Praised (2 times)
This is the generation of them that see you; that seek your face, oh God. Now, ift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. In case you want to know: Who is this King of Glory? The LORD strong and Mighty, the LORD Mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The LORD of hosts (3 times) he is the King of Glory.
Holy Ghost, this moment is yours. Make it your finest moment, yet. Let no man see me; let no man hear me. But let all eyes be fixed on the Cross of Calvary tonight.
I bring a Message from you tonight; Not my Message. Lord, let everyone disregard the Messenger. Let them take the Message. Oh! that you would rend the heavens, and you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy Presence. As when the melting fire burns, the fire cause the waters to boil, to make thy Name known to thine adversaries, that the Nations may tremble at thy Presence! When you did terrible things which we looked not for, you came down, the mountains flowed down at your Presence. For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside you, what you have prepared for them that wait for you.
We wait for you this night. Thank you Father. In Jesus Name we have prayed – Amen!
God bless you. You may please have your seat.
I give the Almighty God the Glory. The One that qualifies the unqualified; the One that endorses the unendorsable; the One that establishes the shifted. No man takes this Glory unto himself; except to throw it back to the Owner of Accolades.
And I thank my father in the Lord and our mother in the Lord; for such a great privilege and honour to stand on this exalted Platform and Altar. I do not take it for granted. Thank you for the opportunity. May God continue to bless and increase your Oil. It will never run low, not even dry; in Jesus’ Name.
Our fathers and. mothers in the house, I salute and I celebrate all of you. Thank you for your labour over us; over the years. We are standing on this Platform because of your sacrifices. Thank you for teaching us how to pray. Thank you for teaching us how to worship. Thank you for teaching us how to study the Word. It might not be popular out there; but it is popular in here, but thank you! Because of what you did, some of us are able to stand here tonight. Thank you so much!
Shall we please celebrate our Pastors and our Ministers in the house? God bless you! I honour the Grace and the Anointing of God upon your lives. God bless you!
Tonight, I have not come to preach; tonight, I have not come to teach. Indeed who am I to preach when my fathers and mothers are sitting right behind me. Or who am I to teach? What can I possibly teach?
Tonight, I bring a Message; I bring a Message from God. Like i said earlier on: sometimes you may not like the Messenger, but you ignore the Messenger and take the Message. Tonight, I want to please encourage you to please ignore the Messenger and take the Message.
And also, there is no point for me to even teach; because my Sister that came earlier on has already taught us about Glory, defined what Glory is. Has given us the Essence of Glory (You can request for the First Message by Deaconesses Yewande – as compiled by Moses Durodola and Titilayomi Ajayi of THE DISCOVERY MEDIA CREW).
So, I will go straight into the Message tonight, without the need to teach or preach. God wants me to tell us something concerning 2019; as the Body of Christ. Turn your Bibles, please with me (if you have one) to the Book of Luke 9:28-33.
28. And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
29. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
30. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
31. Who appeared in Glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.
32. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his Glory, and the two men that stood with him.
33. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
And am praying for someone tonight, that before the end of this year: “Men will see your Glory!”
It says: “they saw His Glory and the two (2) men that stood with Him.” Ladies and Gentlemen, three (3) things that are very Important to NOTE ABOUT GLORY:
1. That Glory is Attractive to everybody; But Glory is not Attracted to everybody.
Meaning that everybody likes the sight of Glory; when we come to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, when we come to the Redemption Camp: we are attracted to Glory. But Glory itself is not attracted to everybody.
… Because, only a few can carry Glory; but Glory is available to all.
2. The second thing is that Glory shines to everybody; But does not shine on everybody.
3. Everybody expects to Swim in Glory; but not everybody can Swim in Glory.
The same way everybody likes the idea of a Swimming Pool; but not everybody can Swim.
Ladies and Gentlemen, these I call them: “The Sad Realities of Glory”.
Jesus came to save mankind, Jesus came to build a Movement that will last thousands of years after He’s gone; left at the age of thirty three (33) years. But Peter saw a glimpse of the Glory of Jesus and said: “Let us build a Tabernacle!”
God told me to tell someone here or reading this message, that you have built a Dorm, where you supposed to build a Tent. God is a “Moving God!” Jesus understood that: what he (Peter) just saw was just a ‘Touch of Glory’. He had not even started Swimming in Glory. Yet, Peter said: “Let’s make a deal Sir; let’s build a Tabernacle for you, so that we can remain here”.
It is important to know that it is easy to say now, say: “haba! Peter, how could you have said that now? Jesus came to save the world”.
But there are many Peters today. God said that:
1. A Peter is a brother or sister who experience a glimpse of Glory and thought that was all. So he settled down where he was meant to simply pass by.
… I pray that the Word of God will transform you tonight – Amen!
2. A Peter is a sister or a brother, who is chasing Ordination instead of Revelation, Impartation or Illumination.
3. A Peter is a Man of God who God has possibly been kind to and given him a thousand Members Church. And really, he thought; oh! Whaoo! I have arrived! But there are million souls waiting for his Call to come.
4. A Peter is a Politician; Sir/Ma, who won election and now he is known as ‘His Excellency’ or ‘Honourable’. He thinks that he is already Swimming in Glory. But what God really wants is for him to deliver Nigeria out of the shackles. But he settles down in a Position in an Office; regardless of what the Office is. But God has a Nation to deliver.
… Oh! There are many Peters all around.
5. A Peter is a young man who releases an Album, and just because people bought the Album, he thinks that, that’s what God has called him to do. He didn’t know that God wants to use him to turn Pop culture’ to ‘GOD’s Culture’.
6. Oh! A Peter is, Sir; God healed you of cancer. The healing itself was a sign to you that you were meant to be Swimming in Glory of HEALING. But you forgot it. You just thought that it was all about healing. And you moved on with life.
7. A Peter is somebody who all of a sudden God has blessed; a house in Banana Island (Lagos, Nigeria) is great. Rolls Roy’s is fantastic. Bendy is good! These are good things of life; but God is calling you to more.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Peter wanted to build an Altar. And I can’t blame Peter. How can I blame Peter? Because he has never read Matthew 25:31-32 that says: When the Son of man shall come in his Glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his Glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Essentially, when Jesus’ full Glory comes; Nations that rejected Him will line before Him: China will come, America will come, Uganda will come, Ghana will come.
How come then, that Peter wanted Jesus to remain on the mountain; when all Nations were still going to flow to Him in His Glory? What more could there be?
You see, for Jesus: ‘what Peter saw that didn’t change Peter; was a bit offsetting for Jesus’. Because when you behold Glory, as the Bible says in the Book of 2 Corinthians 3:18; it 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.”
… That’s where Jesus wanted Peter to get to with His Glory.
Ladies and Gentlemen, but imagine if Peter had stayed on the mountain:
1. How would he had met a Lame man and he would just by speaking, say: “get up and walk; silver and gold I have not” Acts 3:6
2. The same Peter, his shadow healed the sick. Because Jesus refused for him to stay on the mountain; now he is Swimming in Glory. Acts 5:15-16.
3. The same Peter, he preached a Message in one day; three thousand (3,000) people gave their lives. He preached another Message another day; five thousand (5,000) people. And he wanted to stay on the mountain and build Tabernacle to Jesus and Moses; Can you imagine?
Ladies and Gentlemen, as I begin to really draw this to a point; God gave me an Analogy about Swimmers and people that must Swim in Glory.
He said that Glory is likened to water. You will find this in the Book of Habakkuk 2:14; and Isaiah 11:9. It says that the whole EARTH shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of God, as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14 and Isaiah 11:9).
But there are different types of waters. Geography taught us that you have: poodle, poll, pond, lake, river, sea, ocean.
Tonight, God says there are some people that are swimming in a poodle or a pool or a swimming pool in their house; and that’s the measure of their Glory. But where God is taking you is OCEAN!
How many people want to Swim in an OCEAN of Glory this year?
If you are that fellow let me hear you say: Yes – YES!
Now, if you want to Swim in an Ocean, not a swimming pool Glory; let me hear you say: Yes – YES!
… Well, am glad that you said YES!
Now, He gave me the second Analogy. As a Computer Scientist; I was trained to measure data. To measure data by what you call: kilobytes by bits; Bytes, kilobytes, Megabytes, Terabytes, Gigabytes, Penza bytes, Hetabytes.
And God said that there are some people; all their lives to even up to today, they have been swimming at the level of Megabytes, in Glory. And if you have a Mobile Phone, you know what that means now. When you don’t have the right amount of data, you cannot do certain things; your capacity is limited.
God wants you to swim at the level of Terabytes of Glory. At the level of Pexabytes of Glory. At the level of Hexabytes of Glory and at the level of Unlimited Glory.
That’s what He was calling Peter to; but Peter wanted to stay at the level of Kilobytes. What a shame!
So Glory, Data and Water; God said, the same way you can measure them is the same way you can measure Glory. And the level at which a man would swim would depend on what am about to say now.
You see, Ladies and Gentlemen, let us not kid ourselves; There are three (3) things we must know about God.
1. God has an Agenda;
… If you don’t remember anything from this Message, remember these Three (3)
God has an Agenda. Ladies and Gentlemen, He said in the Book of Isaiah 46:10; my counsel (which is my Agenda) shall stand. And I will do my pleasure.
2. God does not Waste His Resources.
He won’t waste His Glory on anybody. He has bottomless pits of Resources; but He won’t waste it. And you wll find this in Isaiah 55:11; He said even His Words will not even fall to the ground.
3. God has Replacements.
The day God created you and I; He created our Replacements. So the day we refuse to ‘DIVE’ into Glory, God Replaces.
And He said: ‘those are the three (3) things to let you know. And that the only way to really begin to Swim in Glory is to understand that: “There is MORE!”
That’s what Peter didn’t understand. We must understand that There is More!
There is more, Ladies and Gentlemen; there is more Fathers and Mothers. The MORE is hidden in God’s Agenda. It is important to know that!
Sir/Ma, how can there not be more? When you live in a Nation like Nigeria, where ninety Million (90,000,000) people are living in poverty. And God is expecting His children to live in ‘Political Glory’.
How can there not be More? Even in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, there is more to do. And I bless God for our father in the Lord; who when we were at the first Auditorium, he didn’t say let us stay there. We moved to the second; we didn’t stay there. We came to the third, we didn’t stay there. I remember when he said three by three (3 by 3) Kilometers; most people said: ‘what is this?’ But you know what? He is seeing the future. And I hear the next one is the “size of Ibadan”.
Well, that is the level of Swimming in Glory. That’s what I call Terabytes, Texabytes, Hetabytes of Glory!
If you are looking for that level if Glory, let me hear you say: Yes – YES!
Redeemers, there is MORE; as I begin to round up. Abraham was ok, even without children. But God said there is more. Even after the birth of Ishmael, still God said: “Isaac is on the way”.
Am saying to somebody this Year 2019; your Isaac is on the way – Amen!
Isaac came, God said: ‘Abraham, there is still more to this swimming; you will yet see and be father of Nations, as far as your eyes can see”.
Hannah didn’t know that there was more. She was asking for a male child; God was asking for a Prophet. The moment she got the Message, God gave her a son.
There is more! John the Baptist knew that there was more. He said: ‘I baptise you with water, but He that is coming after me will baptise with the Holy Ghost and with Fire’.
… There is more, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Esther; oh! Thank God for Mordecai. She didn’t know that there was more. She got to the Palace, and became a Queen. And thought that was all that was supposed to be. Mordecai said: “you have being sent for such a time as this!”
There are some Esther’s of this generation. Now am speaking to my Young People; hear me and hear me well. Peter, these same people: wanted the Gospel to remain with Jesus; but Paul emerged!
Paul said: “Oga, with all due respect; I know you got here first. But this thing is also made for the Gentiles: they are supposed to Swim in Glory”.
There is more! Oh, Ladies and Gentlemen, please know the Bible says: ” Woe unto them that are at ease in Zion” – Amos 6:1.
The call today is “God is not short of Glory”. In fact, God has so much Glory. But “He is short of Swimmers!”
And tonight, He has asked me to call for Swimmers who are ready to work with God. Who will no longer say: “God, what are you going to do for me? But will say tonight, God what can I do for you today?
In 2019, who will no longer say Lord heal me, deliver me, provide for me. But say: Lord, let me know just what I can do for you; so that I can Swim in Glory.
Ladies and Gentlemen, there is more! Say to your neighbour: There is more – THERE IS MORE!
As we stand up on our feet and as I begin to round up.
There is MORE! Young People. There is more!
Except you DIVE into God, it is impossible to Swim in Glory. And so tonight, when the Altar Call is made for Salvation; come and DIVE into God, so that you can Swim in Glory. Not kilobytes, not megabytes, not even gigabytes. But Terabytes, Hexabytes, Texabyte of Glory.
Tonight, our prayer is simple: as we stand up on our feet and lift up our two (2) hands; we are simply going to say:
Lord, I am hungry for MORE. What can I do for you? For a moment, I forget my needs, I forget my house in Banana Island, I forget my car; they are not important. What can I do for you?
The MORE you do for God; the MORE He does for you. The Less you do for God; the Less He does for you.
What can I do for you, Lord? Open up your mouth and ask the Holy Ghost.
He is the Carrier of Glory. He was the One that activated Peter and the Apostles; when He came in Acts 2. They began to do, they DIVED into Glory. Thy swam in Glory.
Ladies and Gentlemen, ask heaven: What can I do for you? There is More! This is not the only Christianity we know. There is More! This is not just for us to come to Church, clap our hands and go. There is MORE!
In 2019 there is More. In the Redeemed Christian Church of God, there is More. In the Body of Christ, there is More. In Nigeria, there is More. And he that must Swim in Unlimited Glory must be ready to do More.
Lift up your hands and say Lord, I am ready for More. Oh! Pray that prayer….
Thanks so much for staying with us and reading all through.
… It is quite unfair to ascribed the Glory for a work you didn’t do by deliberately removing the name of the source of the work. In fact its a sin!
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