Believers Convention 2015 (London, United Kingdom)
Theme: The Word of His Power
Day 2 – Evening session
(Thursday, 27th August 2015)
Ministering: Rev. Kayode Oyegoke
“Father You reign
Great are You, Lord;
You’re greatly to be praised
Greatly to be praised
Father, You reign.”
“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…”
There are three types of world. They are this present world, the world to come, and the world which Satan made- (the one scriptures asked us not to love [1John 2:15])
God sent me to London to seal people: I’m not here to give you a car; I am sent to seal you with His Word.
“23. Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, 24. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: 25. The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26. The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. 27. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.”
God is interested in preserving Israel. The reason for His blessing is for Israel to be kept. To be destroyed is to be degraded- a point where death is at work in a soul. What will keep Israel for degradation is the power of God’s face.
To be blessed is to be kept by His face. God knows how to go ahead of time to preserve humanity; He knows what He is doing.
By the time you are carrying God’s blessings, things will begin to worship you. You’re more powerful than having to suffer before you get things. Things have power: people can become evil because of their quest for things. Satan killed man, and made him seeker of things; now, God is making you go above that power (Deut. 28:1).
These are days where you shouldn’t look for things; things should begging to give themselves to you. “All Camels of Sheba will come to you!”
(Back to the teaching on the three types of “world”)
There is the world God made, there is also that which Satan made and designed (The design of Satan called this world is wickedness. When they give you this world, they are giving you wickedness. Jesus loves righteousness and hates wickedness [Heb. 1:9]).
The third type is the world which is to come. God is raising entities of the world to come out of London. I sense the move of the Spirit coming upon us. God will give strength to His Word: the numbers that will hear this Word will be many.
“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…”
” 1. Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2. Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3. And this will we do, if God permit. 4. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost…”
The message of John the Baptist is very crucial; it begins the doctrine of the opening of eyes.
I went to a deeper life conference (The doctrine of deeper life isn’t too far from the Apostolic faith) where restitution was heavily preached…
We need to be set free from religion. Some people say the Word, yet they don’t believe it. There are spirits behind this kind of unbelief.
The early church, especially the Hebrew church, started with the milk of the Word; they were built on milk, and knew how to use it. Doctrine of baptisms, eternal judgement, faith towards God, and so on were what they fed on.
Faith didn’t start from the New Testament; it dates far back as the Old Testament. When we were babies in the Lord, we needed milk. God gave us grace to hold the milk aspect of faith. I went into university by faith; I travelled by faith; I did many things my faith.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God…”
The church is gradually approaching the season of perfection. God wants to bring the church into perfection. We need to leave the fundamental principles of Christ, although you should still know them.
Pastor Emeka, my son, wrote a book about the fundamental principles of the doctrine of Christ: I like to give that book to people who are new in the Word.
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost…”
God wants you to stay with those fundamental faith lessons until another level of faith lessons come.
For example, there is that fundamental teaching which causes a believer to believe that God has forgiven him/her when they have confessed their wrong doings. In one of churches I attended while growing up in faith, when someone commits fornication, he/she will have to sit on a black bench separately prepared for such people. You can’t shake their hands, even the pastor won’t shake his/her hand. You should have faith that God has forgiven you.
Healing and laying on of hands is very easy when operated by faith. How many of you know many ministries are built around the milk of the world? If “milk “can do so much, how much more “meat”?
Inside my stomach is Kenneth Hagin, and also inside me is the faith of the Son: I’m carrying many people I’ve stayed under; I need them all.
Hebrews 6:4-5 is the beginning course for a new believer.
“And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come…”
“Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.”
Remember Jesus also once told His disciples that there were many things He wanted to say to them, but they couldn’t bear them.
“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.”
The first principles of the oracles of God is the milk of the word, but the major thing is the oracle itself. The oracle is the major learning of the believer. Just like traditional priests, they don’t show you the oracle at the beginning, until much later. They’ll first tell you to bring things, so you might know how to attend to oracles. Oracles are for priests; they can only be interpreted by priests.
When you come to God, He’ll first train you to be able to handle Him. God is a mysterious Holy shrine; it’ll take priests to deal with Him. When you speak in tongues, do you understand what you say?
When speaking in tongues, you speak an unknown language. Consequently, when you’re dealing with God, you’re dealing with the unknown. What He’s doing now is to train you with tongues. People who like to use their minds do not like tongues. Faith isn’t of the mind; it’s of the heart.
They’ll give a man little duties before he can be able to attend to the oracle. You won’t value what I’m teaching you except you understand; but those who are around oracles, who use some of these media to contact the unknown world, will appreciate what I’m teaching you.
How many of you know that Christianity is a priestly call? All of us who are Christians are called to be priests. God has ordained that one day you’ll be a priest. The hebrew church refused to be priests, yet they had been enrolled into priesthood.
“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.”
The Hebrew church had heard things about priesthood. The person speaking to us is the high priest. Jesus is a high priest; He is a priest indeed.
(The fact that I’m a pastor doesn’t mean I’m a priest.)
“1. Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2. A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.”
If Jesus is a priest, He’ll need a tabernacle.
The sanctuary is the holy place; it prepares you for glory. You need the sanctuary before the holy of holies. Milk is for babes in Christ, while meat makes priests.
“11. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.”
The Hebrew church had graduated from milk, but they wanted to go back to it, and God refused them because they are no longer babies.
You’ll still use milk, if God permits. Milk is not a meal on it’s own, but it can be taken alongside a meal. Milk is easy to digest, but meat, on the other hand, brings challenges. When God wants to move you into meat, he won’t make milk work anymore. A time came in my life when I began to think I was slipping into doubt, but God made me see that I wasn’t; I began to understand that He wanted to move me higher.
The exercise of meat is a thing the mind of a child can’t take in. A child doesn’t have patience. When you tell a child to wait for his or her goodies, he/she will scream and cry. This is what a lot of us do before the throne, and so angels have to bring answers quickly, because they want to rest from your noise.
“For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.”
Why is the one who uses milk unskilled?
A child can’t take the discipline of an adult. You need skill to endure training. If you want to progress in Christianity, you must endure. When God is changing dealings from child to sonship, you’ll need skill. The skill is what allows the method of meat to take its course in you.
All a child understands are acts, but God says you need to move from acts to ways. What makes sons are ways. Ways are what God uses to train sons.
“Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?”
If you’re flesh, God can’t be your Father; after sometime, when you are ready for the fatherhood of God, God will begin to take out carnality from you.
What makes for carnality are ways. When God comes to train you, He’ll throw you into His ways. His ways are spiritual. As long as you stick to your own ways, you remain a bastard.
You correct a child (take carnality away from a child) with a rod. The rod is a different dealing upon a child, to make him a son. Look at how God suffered Israel to hunger. You remember that song the church loves to sing?
“Me I no go suffer,
I no go beg for bread.
God of miracles
Na my papa o.”
Some people can’t take the rod, and so they remain children. Very soon, God will throw the whole church into the wilderness.
(The word of righteousness is the meat of the word, and it is the oracle. That oracle was talking to Jesus while on earth, and Jesus was eating it: doing that which is right.)
God slew the all the first-born in Egypt, because of His ever enduring mercies. Isn’t that odd? In killing, God is still good, and His mercies still endure forever.
“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
The righteousness of God is the training of that which is good. It’ll take the restoration of right senses to know that which is good. A child doesn’t know what is good.
All I’m saying is that priests are the ones who attend to the oracle. The word of righteousness is the word that teaches us righteousness; it is the meat of the word. The meat of the word can be divided into two kinds: ordinary meat and strong meat; you move from one to the other.
The Hebrew church had battles moving into strong meat, so they decided to go back to milk. They where tired of the training of meat. It’s not ordinary to train a priest. God is training you, when He teaches you that which is right. The milk of the word of God only prepares me for that which is right.
The reason Jesus was allowed to sit on the throne is because He loved righteousness: this is the same reason He’ll allow us too (Heb. 1:9).
How many of you know that the earth and heavens do not have God’s kind of righteousness. This present doesn’t have God’s righteousness: it is in the world to come rightesouness dwells (2Pet. 3:13).
“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”
Why “O God”?. Why “forever and ever”?
It only means Jesus’ kind will never end: they have accessed secrets of an everlasting realm; and that secret is right, because God is right.
It is the righteousness of God that raised Jesus from the dead. Where men expire is where God begins. Any time you say and believe “Jesus is Lord”, things that have expired will come into being. This is called the doctrine of resurrection from the dead.
Let’s bless the Lord; let’s honour Him.