Believers Convention 2015 (London, United Kingdom)

Theme:  The Word of His Power

Day 3 – Evening session
(Friday, 28th August 2015)

Reverend Kayode Oyegoke Ministering:

Mummy Oko I just want to thank you. It’s like you’re a general who comes to encourage soldiers at the war front. I trust that you’ll come next year to Nigeria and speak to the youth. I just want to thank everyone of you. 

Hebrews  6:4-6
“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, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

The good  word delivers to me the powers of the ‘world to come’. What’s called the ‘milk of the word’ and then the ‘good word’. From the above scripture, the milk of the word is not the ‘Good word’.

Hebrews 6:1-4
“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, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. 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 milk is not the word. It’s from the word and it leads to the word. Faith towards God in the above scripture is the milk from the word. All the repentance from dead works are milk from the word of God.

Ephesians 1:15 – let’s connect
It to Hebrews 6:1.

Ephesians  1:15
“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints …”

Hebrews  6:1
“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 …”

God begins with babies on milk. Milk is the first principles of the oracles of God, but God expects us to advance further into the ‘good word’ as we grow.

Hebrews  5:12
“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.”

Hebrew 6:1
“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 …”

Repentance from dead works is a holiness doctrine. Many of us need to be in love with our brothers. We need to use that milk very well. You can’t move except you pass the milk. It begins with the fundamental principles.

Ephesians 1:15
” Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints …”

When we got born again there was a faith-life; a faith message that the Ephesians church had done well. Jesus planted that faith in the churches. There was a measure of faith that God gave you in your soul when you got born again but it needs to be strengthened.

That faith leads you to the love of God. That will make you qualify for another faith and love. God saw it in you and allowed trials to come to you. It happened to me: where I had to just walk in love. God then gave me the spirit of revelation and love  in the knowledge of him (Eph. 1:17).

Before knowing God, I can have faith. You may not know God but you can have faith towards God. Even though I have faith to move a mountain or give my body to be burnt, it still profits nothing (1Cor.13:1-3).

When God is talking of love in Corinthians, it’s not a simple love. In My name you shall cast out demons, heal the sick, that’s done in faith towards God. God had carnal milk for carnal people.

The day you got born again, you were still carnal; he needs to give you carnal food. If He gave us spiritual food, you’ll run away because the standard of spiritual food is higher.

1Corinthians 3:1-3
“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”

Getting born again doesn’t deliver you from carnality. Your spirit was delivered, but your soul has to walk out of being carnal. God is delivering us into spirituality. We can also read the scriptures carnally, that’s why you don’t expect too much from a carnal man. Some milk are wicked, they’ll make you stay at one place.

Ephesians  4:14
“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 …”

The Hebrew church decided to go back to milk. Milk is good but don’t stay on it; it will sicken your Father’s heart. How many of you want to have a 10 year old child who is still behaving like he’s a 1 year old.

Carnality is now a mighty industry in the church. Ministers are to be blamed because we are also carnal. God has to heal ministries.

Hebrews 6:1
“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 …”

The people  in churches right now should leave the milk. When a particular number are matured, they’ll take care of those that are not mature. God is a loving Father; He’ll lead us to the utter most.

Hebrew 6:5
“And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come …”

When you leave milk , you go into knowledge.

Ephesians 1:18-19
“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, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power …”

Come and know Him. The churches should come and know Him. She (the church) wasn’t called to just believe. I will believe first, then I’ll know. The season of knowing will also commit blessings to us; a greater measure of new experiences in Christ.

“THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM IS THE KNOWING OF HIM”.

I can’t experience the power of the world to come; I can’t come into encounters of the good word except the eyes of my understanding is being enlightened. God has to change how I see. For Darkness to be captured, you must see (having sight to walk out of darkness)

When you are born again, you have life but it’s possible not to live it (your spirit had life when you got born again, but living the life is done in the soul). You must walking out of the darkness in your soul. I can have life in my spirit, but not able to live life in my soul because of darkness. For us to start living, our soul too must start receiving life.

If the life in your soul is different from the one in your spirit, it’ll render the life in your spirit of no value to your soul. When you hear ‘walk’, it is to live (living in the ways of God through His instructions). A lot of people are just alive in their spirit and they’re yet to start living the life that is in the spirit in their soul.

Your spirit is the life, your soul is the walker. I can have life in my spirit and yet not living in the level that God expects. So Paul prayed for the church of the Ephesians; God was trying to make them live. He gave them faith to teach them how to live.

When you have testimonies of milk, all He is doing is sensitizing you to be aware of the invisible. You see this ‘walk’; “walk not as other Gentiles”. Vanity is precious to the gentiles,  do not walk after that order.

Ephesians  4:17
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind …”

Can you cast your mind back? What was your life many years ago? You’ll see that nothing in the natural can bring satisfaction to the soul. The mind of a gentile is a dark mind. I’m not talking about someone who is a paedophile.

There is something that God is calling out: it is the inability to attain Life. You don’t know evil. When you think you know it, you don’t know it. All of us in this nation (United Kingdom), we have been taught our rights. In Nigeria no one knows their right. A police man will stop you even when they shouldn’t. They are demons. When you say ‘oga you’re not meant to stop me’ he’ll Harrass you. We know that, and in fact we manage ourselves.

But here, you know and you practice your right. I want to say something crucial. I just want to tell you the wisdom of darkness: it’s a smart programme. Whatsoever you hold as righteousness; it comes around to stain it. You can’t beat darkness with an ordinary mind. I can’t be free from darkness by myself.

Having that knowledge of your right can push you far away from life if you are not careful. You can always say: “I have my life to live, nobody can tell me what to do”. I’m not the one giving instructions,  it’s God’s instructions  you are hearing. If you want to overcome darkness, you have to wait for God’s instructions.

Satan is smart, he doesn’t want you to be free either way. He is also building his own programme by instructions.  He hates you. The greatest programme of America is satan’s instruction.

The way God built the tabernacle was by giving instructions on how and what to build; satan also does that – he gives you instructions but you think it’s you.

You need revelations to break free of satan’s smart programme. That’s why God designed church in the world. The purpose of God designing tabernacle of churches in the world is to people escape the smart programme of satan. Church isn’t the place where you just sit and clap your hands; it’s a house of Light. We are supoose to receive the light that will deliver us from darkness. It’s a place where we sit down and learn how to live in God’s ways. In God’s heart, He doesn’t want churches to live like the people living around them.

Ephesians 4:17-18.
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 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 …”

No matter how educated you are, you can’t delete this darkness. The darkness is stronger than the light of the most intelligent people. The mind of Albert Einstein (a physics scientist) is dark because he doesn’t know God. He made lots of scientific discoveries in his genius, but he doesn’t know God so he’s still in darkness.

Every understanding you have is still darkness without God. Darkness is a material deposit – to live contrary to the life of God. Why you ignore the life in God is because you don’t see it as something. You count it as nothing because the life of God is foolishness to a darkened mind. Church is where you wash people off their darkness.
What is darkness? A conviction of another life  that is not of God.

Before you can stop living darkly, you need to be born again first (this delivers your spirit from darkness),afterwhich your soul must also walk in light to be delivered from darkness.

For you to live God’s life, you need to offend gate keepers: rulers of the darkness. They rule over us by how we think and how we define life. To be free from it, we have to come to a temple where darkness can be stopped. The church is that temple where darkness must be stopped, because the abode of satan is that darkness.

Ephesians 1:15
“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints …”

Milk of the word can’t remove your darkness. What can remove it? It is that which is designed to remove darkness.

Ephesians 1:17
“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”

It means you can’t know God except you are wise in God. God needs to make you wise. The spirit of wisdom comes to enlighten your darkness. Nothing takes out darkness but light. This light comes through knowing – knowledge.

It’s not every man that is ready for “the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” (Eph 1:17). When I now come to know God, I become strong.  The presence of darkness is weakness. The absence of darkness is strength. When you begin to get enlightened in His knowledge, you’re receiving strength.

What makes me strong is the amount light I have been able to trap. Satan will be cast down as men begin to know their God.

Isaiah 14:12
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”

Revelation 12:10-11
“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

Immediately he was cast down, what came back to the earth was salvation and strength. Strength is coming to nations; that strength will come by knowing God. When you know God, it removes darkness and displaces satan away.

Habakkuk  2:14
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”

When Jesus came,  we were without strength. Imagine now, churches are still definitely not strong.

Ephesians 6:10
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might”.

This is power that comes from knowing Him In the power of His resurrection. God’s armour are armours of knowledge; by it, you are able to stand. If you want to wrestle, you must know God. When do I begin to wrestle? It’s when the darkness in me is being removed. They don’t want to go, but they will go as I begin to know God.

Ephesians 6:12
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”.

You get stronger by knowing the lord. The stronger you are, the more you win the war against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places. The strength is the ability not to think the way the world thinks. The presence of darkness is a manifestation of weakness. The world is weak because of darkness.

I’m praying a time is coming, that all churches will deal with darkness and teach people how to know God.

My people perish for lack of knowledge (Hos. 4:6). To Perish; it’s for someone to expire without God’s life. Perishing is the way that seems right to a man but it is destruction. You are set free tonight. God is bringing you into a new place entirely. Let’s begin to thank Him.

The leading of the Spirit has increased in your life. God has opened a path of victory in your life. Blessing has come upon you. Some of you have escaped from a dangerous season.

Thank You my Father. For You have said Israel will be kept. Thank You my Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen

***Message Ends***

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