The Power House of God – The Living Church

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The Power House of God

Text: Psalm 114:1-end

Today, the Holy Spirit would want us to journey through the pages of biblical history as a means of recovering back our heritage of power and dominion.

History is important for us because when history is jeopardized, the future becomes uncertain.

A generation that is not acquainted with her history, may not operate a decent future of exploits.

There is no doubt that David was a superb student of history. His good knowledge and thorough understanding of the great deeds of God even during the times of his ancestors gave him a vantage position as an excellent King who could easily relate well with the King of kings.

Some of the things David recounted in these psalms were not things that happened during his age and time. The things he recounted occurred during the times of Moses and Joshua.

And because he served a God (our God) who is relevant in the past, present and the future, David could distill wisdom and power from the happenings of the distant past and that made him very relevant in his time.

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Taking a cue from the wisdom of David;

I am convinced that if we shall live a life of power and relevance as Christians, and have it that our words, actions and deed will not be ignored. If we will not make a mess of the grace of God upon our lives. If our purpose will generate positive impact and will indeed attest to our existence as the salt and light of this world, then we must take time to peep into the wisdom of God that preserved our fathers in the past.

Let’s consider these verses again…

Psalm 114:1  When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Psalm 114:2  Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

From these two verses of scriptures, God reveals to us the secret of power and dominion.

The reason why so many Christians live spiritually-impotent lives symptomatic of fear and lack of exploits is buried within these scriptures.

I can imagine the situation that will unfold in a typical church if a terrible masquerade suddenly enters the church with a sharp cutlass on his right hand and with a human skull on his other hand. The panic and confusion, the cacophony and the restless situation that will pan out. Also that some of our ushers will be too overwhelmed with fear to be able to usher the masquerade into the church for proper deliverance. I imagine that the people counting money will suddenly drop the offering bags with trepidation and run for their lives.

And as I continued to see this terrible imagination, I saw husbands running away without their wives because of this blood-thirsty masquerade, wives and mothers bailing away in fear without remembering the whereabouts of their own children and finally I saw heaven not happy with this unfortunate situation. A terrible situation where a chick now rules over the giant eagle, a drama where a feeble goat now controls the destiny of a fierce lion.

This was the terrible situation of Israel for over Four-Hundred years as Egypt took them for a cheap ride; a typical situation of the present-day Church.

The Church This Present Day…

The Church today which is supposedly the emblem and symbol of God’s power now seems to be parody of her glorious reality. It now seems to be a caricature, a misrepresentation of the original intentions and plans of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Church today in my personal opinion seems to lack power and spiritual depth. An institution too weak to deliver on its heavenly mandate.

You tell someone today outside there that you are a Christian, and they begin to look at you with an eye of suspicion. A lot of the times, they don’t even take you seriously. Christians today have lost credibility in the area of business.

By God’s perfect design and purpose, the Church is meant to be ever matching on so that the gates of hell can scatter.

But the current happenings in our times show that the Church is losing so much force and power. The church seems to have paused a little in her matching mandate and is now coasting in the murky waters of complacency.

But what are the evidences that the power meter of the church has gone low?

I will tell you…

Today, we hear and see more of violent killings and ritual murder than we hear of personal evangelism and witnessing. An evidence that the church may be sleeping.

We hear and see more of the prevalence of fornication, adultery and other acts sexual impurities than we hear of chastity and sanctification. News around the world is now permanently stained with issues of sexual harassment, rape and nudity. You call it the way of the world, I call it an indictment on the church.

Today, we are inundated with news of strange diseases like cancer, fibroid, hypertension ravaging the lives of people than we hear of deliverance and supernatural healing. Genuine miraculous healing and deliverance are now very scarce occurrences in our midst as a church. As I do not reckon with the magic that are performed on the altars today in the name of miracles.

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

I perceive that the ministry of Jesus was a threat to the medical industry in his time. I say this because, the people needed not go to the hospital, they only needed to go the good man, Jesus Christ.

In the same vein, I believe medical doctors should be threatened when they hear that an anointed Christian is around.

Why?

Because the anointed Christian like his Master Christ Jesus will provide healing and deliverance free of Charge.

So, if all Christians in all Churches all over the world were carriers of power and anointing, my prognosis is that the medical industry would have gone into extinction. And there will be no work for the doctors because one of us will chase a thousand, and two will chase ten thousand.

Deuteronomy 32:30  How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

Joshua 23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

It is therefore unfortunate that now-a-days, we have so many Christians who cannot even lay hands on themselves to pray against personal headache.

The question then is: “how did we get to this level and what is the way forward?”

Going through the pages of biblical history, the Holy Spirit reveals to us that as long as Israel remained and dwelt in Egypt, as long as the peculiar people called by God’s name dwelt and lived amongst the people of strange language, they remained unqualified to express divine power.

But as soon as they left Egypt and became perfectly aligned to the will of God, power was born in Israel.

Psalm 114:1  When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Psalm 114:2  Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

This is the meaning:

Calling yourself a Christian means nothing to God as long as you are still living and absorbed in the ways of this world.

If your character, utterances, songs, books, dressing, thoughts…etc are still similar to the ones we see in this world, you may indeed be a born-again Christian, but you would have disqualified yourself from the access and usage of Divine power.

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Are there not Children of Zion today who still speak the strange language of Egypt?

I am talking about Christians;

  • Who still drive one-way because they feel they are getting late and others do it?
  • Those who wouldn’t pay their NEPA/PHCN bills but want to use free light. And they feel comfortable employing the street electrician to reconnect their disconnected cables.
  • That still giving bribes to by-pass due protocols just to have their way. Christians who still go to work late, attend meetings late and also come to church late.

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These are strange languages spoken by the world and should not be seen in our lives.

Someone says but Joseph was also in this same Egypt and God blessed and empowered him.

I found out that although Joseph lived in Egypt, he refused to speak the language of Egypt.

Psalm 81:5; This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

Listen, if God is in view, the things of the world should be out of your purview.

The Power of God is readily available for us. He has promised us as a loving Father, mighty power to live successful and victorious Christian lives.

To access this power and be the Power house of God, you must cut off all relationships from Egypt.

Please say this prayer, if you would like to give your life to Christ;

Dear Jesus Christ, I confess my sins today and renounce them all.

I confess you as my Lord and saviour.

I am saved.

In Jesus Mighty name I pray.

Idowu Oluwayinka

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