Believers Convention 2015 (London, United Kingdom)
Theme: The Word of His Power
Day 1 – Evening session
(Wednesday, 26th August 2015)
Speaker Two : Reverend Kayode Oyegoke
Song by Don Moen – Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the name of the Lord
He is worthy to be praised and adored
So we lift up holy hands in one accord
Singing blessed be the name of the Lord x2
Ministering: Reverend Kayode Oyegoke
(Prayer of Thanksgiving)
Our father we thank You for tonight. Thank You for this meeting, which is for the conforming of our souls. You’re fulfilling Your promise even at this time when men are weak. We thank You; We bless Your Name.
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds…”
“And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel”.
Now when we arrive at Zion we have come into the ministry of the blood (Ministry of Life). God is speaking through the blood of His son; He’s speaking through the Life of His son. The blood of Jesus is much more wonderful than that of Abel’s blood which also spake. Abel’s blood in which his lifestyle was rooted in God, also spoke of a testament.
After the death of Abel, God then gave Adam another son, called Seth.
Genesis 5:3 KJV
“And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth…”
Within that line of Seth came Enoch, who began calling on the name of the Lord. “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Genesis 5:24).
The fact you’re born again isn’t enough, you need to learn the spoken word. The book of Hebrews is much more prophetic; Its emphasis is on the spoken word from the beginning till the end. We can’t escape if we neglect what is being spoken to us.
“See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape , if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:  Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven”.
The Old Testament shook the Earth, the New Testament shakes the heaven in addition. It is from the blood of jesus that God’s voice is coming from. Abel was dead, and yet his blood spoke by faith. He offered a more better sacrifice than Cain before he died. And after his death, his blood which was of that path of faith still spoke.
Jesus came with a greater faith than Abel, because jesus’ blood never remained here. After resurrection, it went into the heavens; it transcended to the realm of the unseen. Nothing heavenly can stand Jesus’ life.
Looking at jesus’ blood that transcended the heavens, what it speaks are higher than what is created. While Jesus was on the earth, He spoke these things. When He spoke, he walked in them, obeyed them, and became perfect by obedience. He then moved into the heavens and took greater powers.
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…”
He sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high, where all powers in heaven and earth are given to Him.
If we are to take heavens, we must follow Jesus’ example of obedience, only then can we posses all powers like jesus did. Heaven will release their powers to us as we attain our obedience in what is being spoken to us. You know we can shake heavens. If we shake heavens, then earth will give way easily by reason of the things we have gain access to in the heavens.
Things are shaking, yet you cant see them. As the word of God is coming, things are shaking. Satan and his hosts are always scared when you start attending to a greater force that can shake them, so they don’t want you to be close to a greater force that can take their stronghold away in your soul. But they are being shaken from their positions in your soul because of the words that are being spoken to you.
Everything that satan has established is being shaken. Right now, they are more afraid of the atmosphere coming through the word of God. In the lives of every believer are things that are to be shaken. Being born again has shaken your spirit, but your soul too must be shaken. Your spirit can’t be shaken again because it’s of God already, but there are things in your soul that God needs to shake by exposure to greater power.
“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear…”
When the word God is coming, dominion is coming. Every dominion that isn’t correct will move. Satan can have a hold over you and you don’t know. It takes journeying with God to see what satan has done. When Satan has finished his work, you’ll think you’re very normal. It’ll take God to show you that you’re wrong. No amount of prayer can take it away. It’ll take an intrusion; an intervention which will always come when you fellowship in the word.
Our spirits got born again first, but our souls still have issues. Satan wounded the soul.
A blind eye can’t see God’s things, but it can see the things of the world. When Satan is opening your eyes, He’s actually blinding you. Inability to see God’s things is actually blindness.
Not everyone will accept what I’m teaching. I remember teaching at a place where a Pastor came to me and said, “This message you are preaching isn’t solving people’s physical problems.” I had to humble myself by moving from ministering to the souls of the people present, reaching out to their bodies.
All I’m saying is that when God is about to heal the “real you”, you will be the one to stand against Him. We value the outward (seen) man than the inward (unseen) man. Your soul is more real than your physical body.
Full measure of salvation is what God is about to do. All souls are God’s: He wants them back, and so He sends labourers to harvest them.
Who wants to risk his/her life and go to Iraq to preach? But a time is coming when men will be given the rod of iron to break nations.
It’s not easy to minister to the church. The church is a people called out of darkness, with a destiny to manifest God’s marvellous light. No church is perfect from the beginning; churches have to move from being imperfect to being glorious.
The church is a company of souls. You can’t pastor raised spirits: they have already been joined to the Lord. The raised spirit-man is the body of the Lord.
Your spirit has been raised from the dead. The day you became born again, God came to your soul, and bought it with His own blood. Souls are the flock that need to be led; they have been led wrongly before now, but they can be led rightly.
Your spirit is a new men, and is seated at the right hand side (Eph. 2:5-6), but God needs to feed the soul (Acts 20:28).
The soul hasn’t sat like the spirit yet. The reason for the five-fold gifts of ministry is to take souls to where the spirit is seating. It’s not easy to remove your soul from London and set it at the right hand. We don’t know the way to heaven. God doesn’t want our souls here; He wants it seating at the right hand. We have laboured so much on earth and have become earthly kings.
The joy of a pastor should be that souls are won- that souls are seating at the right hand. He that wins souls is wise (Prov. 11:30). This is the reason ministers have to be strong. Who can make men sit where the spirit is seated?
There’s a lot going on here that will attract us and won’t allow us go up. You know, all these things I’m saying are in the bible. If we go to heaven right now, and stay there for a while, we’ll become uncomfortable and ask God to send us back to earth. A time is coming when you’ll see many Christians who are here (earth), but don’t live here.
“1. The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?”
Imagine God founding the earth upon the seas. We are in a battle of instability: all that we are doing here on earth is to gain balance. The earth will demand that you be established on her, but God is saying, “I want you to go up.”
“He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.”
Vanity are the things that pass away. A man whose heart is lifted up to earthly things cannot partake of ascension. As one sets his heart on uncertain riches, he’s made up his mind not to rely on the invisible.
Mango Park discovered River Niger (a river in Nigeria). What was he looking for? He was looking for glory. Our forefathers knew that river existed, even before him. What made him leave England just to discover a river?
There are two aspects of vanity: wealth and name. The purpose of the anti-Christ’s name is to promote pride. If you can’t resist the glory of this world, how can you resist the glory of the anti-Christ?
“5. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.”
To seek God is to seek His face. I just want to show you Jesus’ agenda for the church. Any church that is unable to make people sit at the right hand is a weak church. A strong church is a church that delivers men from vanity. Vanity is very strong; it has design for everything; it’s vain and dark. When you say, “I don’t want money; I just want something.”, you’re still vain. This world designs what you should go for. You can’t escape her (this world); they know you, even if you say you don’t want to be rich.
Are you seeing deliverance?
“He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”
When Jesus went up higher than the heavens, He gav ministry gifts. You see, this means these gifts are higher than the heavens. Some men have used these gifts for merchandise. We (ministers) are the ones that have made the church earthly; I ask for forgiveness behalf of us all. If you preach money 24 hours-a-week, the people will see only money.
The heavenly world is angelic, not of God. Jesus was made higher than the heavens. The gifts should bring blessings that are beyond the earth. I’m not saying a man of God can’t bless the people with physical things, but I’m saying we (ministers of the New Testament) were not just appointed to give physical blessings, instead we were ordained to give true blessings: God.
The blessings in all spiritual places is God Himself (Eph. 1:3). These blessings are the things the five-fold ministries are to minister to the church. The five-fold are to minister the realm of the sanctuary, into the most holy place, until we all come into the unity of the faith- to the knowledge of the Son of God.
“13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ…”
Kenneth Hagin asked us to stay on the epistle prayers (Eph. 1:16-19). Until eyes are open, God understands that we can’t seek him for spiritual things. When your eyes open, your order of seeking changes, and you’ll know the true hope of His calling. God’s hope is that we be conformed to the image of His Son.
If God says He’s going to burn, with fire, the heaven and earth (2Pet. 3:12), it means He wants to give you the world to come. In the book of Revelations, when God unveiled His face, the heaven and earth skipped before Him, and the new heaven and earth came to be. The face that burnt the heavens and the earth became the administrator of a world that can accommodate it.
The world to come is where righteousness dwells. This righteousness is God’s face. As I’m teaching, I’m showing you God’s face, and this present is passing away. The earth will actually be set ablaze by these teaching- teaching of His face.
The more of God’s face you know, the more things that can’t accommodate His face goes. In the world to come there won’t be anyone seen raising the dead, because all bodies would have been resurrected. What everyone will be doing in that world is to learn God. They’ll be healing in the world to come, but such healing will be for the soul (Rev. 22:2).
There will be believers who will still be earthly, even in their resurrected body-state. For you whose soul is changing from glory to glory now will have a kind of glory different from He who never had the opportunity of learning God’s face while on earth.
Your soul is your curriculum-vitae (CV) in the world to come. Your reward, in the world to come, will be measured by the state of your soul. “Silver and gold is mine”, says the Lord. How many souls have become silver? And how many souls have become gold?
“13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive…”
Before the church can defeat winds of doctrine, many ought to have come into the stature of the fullness of Christ, making the whole body able to grow up to the head. The head of the church is above heavens; we are to go up, passing spirits, to touch the head.
When you grow up spiritually, above angels, you have begun to bring Jesus; and not only Jesus, you are also bringing His Father: just by growth.
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind…”
This verse above is telling us how possible it is to be a Christian and still walk like a gentile. I’m being built by my walk. The walk of gentiles is walk of a soul whose drive is on the earth. Gentiles live out life on earth. Walk not the way gentile walks in the vanity of their mind. The best of a gentile is but grass. Some gentiles we see as models are actually dressed in death; if we know this, we won’t envy them.
There’s a way we see, and God needs to make us trust the unseen, so we might be able to preach Him accurately.
We were all brought to church to be washed- to be washed from vanity. If you’re not ready to walk in the Spirit, you are vain.
Apart from seen vanities, there are also unseen vanities. For example, “Name” is an unseen vanity.
“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart…”
Vanity of the mind is formed by darkness. Paul is saying you can’t stop walking like a gentile until your eyes are open.
“16. Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints…”
Apostle Paul knew the church in Ephesus couldn’t discern vain things, and so he began praying for them that the eyes of their understanding be enlightened. This means it’s possible to be a child of God and still have your understanding darkened. To defeat vanity, God needs to illuminate us and give us the revelations of the Lord Jesus Christ.
When God is taking you through a realm that you don’t understand, He’s removing your vanity. God gave acts to Israel and ways to Moses. A baby can’t tell a son: He’ll (the baby) persecute and insult him (the son).
Don’t you think Zechariah’s fellow priests laughed at him? They must have mocked the inability of he and his wife in bearing a child. When God delayed child bearing for Abraham, God was trying to strengthen him in being able to offer up Isaac. Isaac was vanity, and God was Abraham’s reality. Though we are vain, God still loves us. Anytime you’re paying your tithes you should say, “A miserable Assyrian is my Father.”
There’s nothing here! Don’t be angry with me. Don’t put your hope here; build yourself up. God has promised you salvation. Truth is the reality that deals with that which is vain.
If you have the world to come, you’re not poor. Don’t kill yourselves because of gold; gold is nothing.
Can we begin to thank God?
“Lord, I thank You; I give You all the glory. I worship You, Father. Thank You, Lord Jesus.”
You don’t know who you. God is saying you are a child of His jewels- a child of His ornaments. Part your waters; that’s all you’ll need, because God will bring you to your safe place. He’ll supply all your need according to His riches. Angels are ministering to you. You’re receiving a lifting. Grace has been ministered to you. Your Father in heaven cares much for you, but He’s saying, “Think of Me.