New Year message: Excerpts from sermon: Pastor Ogochukwu Nweke. The Lord’s House Church Theme: And it came to pass
We must learn to come to a point where we embrace the word of God in its entirety. Jesus manifested as a Lamb and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Certain things made Jesus relevant. God declared – this is my beloved son in whom I’m well pleased.
Wherefore because of His obedience and endurance, God also- highly exalted him and gave him a name that is above every name. Philippians 2: 9
Most times we tend to only run after things that only promote us but we don’t want to pay the price for that promotion. Note: there is no prize without a price. Christ paid the price for his high –eternal honour.
Realize that there is a Lion and a Lamb dimension to your existence. The lamb dimension is your period of learning, humility, suffering and endurance. This is a period of preparing for your calling in life. The apostle Paul is considered the greatest of Christ apostles but the story of his greatness is not complete without endurance and patience. The lion dimension represents power, relevance, prestige, authority and influence.
The evening star only shines in darkness. Your light will only shine in the midst of darkness (confusion & upheavals). Gross darkness has covered the whole earth. For this reason a star like you were created to shine in darkness. This is your year of showing forth.
Your dreams will come to pass with the changing of mindsets. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… Philippians 2: 5. The truth never destroys, it only sets free. Tough times will come but keep your head high and keep going in the right direction.
For the joy that was set before him, he endured the cross. Endure your cross for the sake of your high calling. May the eyes of your understanding be enlightened that you may know what is the hope of your calling. That he may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; That we may know the exceeding greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great power. Ephesians 1: 17-19
We need to learn to celebrate faith. Once the word is released, you need to start celebrating your faith. Live it up. Act it up. Celebrate it. Let that light in you shine. Your dream cannot die. You are the light of the world.