Calvary greetings to everyone in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, Amen.
I want to teach on the message titled “Present Your Bodies A Living Sacrifice To God”. I picked the topic from the book of Romans 12:1, which says “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”. Once you are a Christian you have to present your body to God as a living sacrifice. It means that you must totally surrender to God as a believer so that you can withstand the troubles and demons of this world. You must know that when you submit your flesh to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, God is the one that is going to fight your battles because the warfare that we are fighting is not carnal not by the use of gun, we are fighting the wicked powers of this world, in the river, in the sea, in the cemetery, etc, it means we are fighting the evil powers of this world. Until you submit and surrender completely to God before He can fight for you, but if you don’t submit to God, the devil will rule your flesh and there will be difficulties wherever you are, that is why in the book of Romans, Paul admonished the Romans to totally submit themselves to God as a wife submit totally to her husband. That is how Born Again Christians should behave to God, because if you don’t submit totally you will not be Born Again and the troubles of this world will not leave you.
Some people think that what makes them a Christian or Born Again is by carrying Bible to the Church, not at all, until Jesus begins to rule all your affairs, rule your thoughts and imagination, rule your actions and rule your decision, then He will become an instrument to pull down the strongholds of Satan, according to the word of God in the book of Second Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds”. Without you submitting to God the weapon to fight carnality and to fight the devil will not stand in your life. For when you submit God takes over your thoughts and imagination, God will now fight against everything that will not allow you to dwell in the knowledge of God. God will now loose you from all the captivities that accompanies sin, that is what it means to submit your body to God as a living sacrifice. Most persons don’t know that to submit themselves to God is what is referred to as being Born Again and not to just carry the Bible to Church.
When you submit yourself to God as a living sacrifice the good spirit of God that is more powerful than the evil spirit of Satan will be in control of your daily life, that is when you now have peace and joy, as written in the book of Hebrews 10:20, “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh”. Jesus died for us to make us to be new in ideas, in dealings, in any way that we are performing our business, our talk, our work, Jesus will be involved in them, if you are a farmer Jesus will be involved in it, if you are a trader you will see Jesus in your trading, that is what the above passage is saying, “Present your bodies to him as a living sacrifice.
We must learn how to present our bodies to God as a living sacrifice. We want to thank Him for dying for us, Christ coming to die for us at the Cross of Calvary has taken us to Newness of life. When we say Newness of life we mean doing things that are right, that is why the book of St. John 10:9 says “I am the door : by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture”. The passage clarify to us that Jesus is the door of life, it is through the door that you pass to enter into every house, and Jesus said when you enter into Him you are saved and not only that you are saved, He will be responsible for your going out and your coming in, which means that your going out to do business, your going out to preach the gospel, your going out to do any type of thing, you will always have Jesus Christ as your escort and pilot. The word you will find Pasture, means that you will find peace, contentment, comfort and your heart will not be troubled as the world is troubled today, Just as the current happenings around us, where you see people dying, properties being destroyed, such will not be your portion. By the grace of God, Jesus Christ is the door, when you follow Christ your life will be saved, the saved here means that you must be a child of God indeed, that is the meaning of giving your life completely to God. So, for you to enjoy Christ you must submit totally to God, you must be someone who does not worship idol, a person who does not commit fornication, a man who does not go into all those abnormalities and worldliness, when you go through the book of St. John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life : no man cometh unto the father, but by me”, Jesus said I am the way, what is the way? It means the way of life that carries peace. Jesus says I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life, that is why the life in Jesus Christ does not carry calamity, disappointment, poverty, sickness, death, stealing, fornication and diseases like the dreaded COVID-19 virus.
A genuine Christian does not tie mouth, since the outbreak of the virus I haven’t tied my mouth and I will not tie my mouth because Jesus Christ has taken away all my sickness, for He said at the Cross of Calvary that by His stripes we are saved and that is why he said in the book of Isaiah 33:24, “And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick : the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity”.
When you are in the camp of Satan what you see is hypertension, diabetes, chronic headache, malaria and you will be full of diseases. But when Jesus Christ is inside you He will swallow up all those sicknesses, that is why i am teaching on presenting your body as a living sacrifice, it symbolizes that when you are of Christ you are saved from all the embarrassment that is associated with diseases. Jesus Christ said “I am the way, the truth and the life”, you need to know that this three things are very important, the way, the truth and the life. Life is what makes a man to be happy, truth makes a man to be happy, the way you follow, that you don’t encounter trouble, you are not in Police net, nobody accuse you of any wrong doings that defiles man, invariably it means that you are in the midst of enjoyment. So the Pasture which Jesus Christ said that you will find in Him and dwell in comfort, is a reality. This is what Christians should be highly committed to in achieving, so that the blessings which God promised Abraham will be theirs, because God promised Abraham that He will bless him and bless his children, as written in the book of Genesis 12:1-3, which says “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee : And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing : And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”. That is the highest blessing and Abraham merited it, we are the offspring of Abraham and we need to catch this blessing by living a holy life and submitting to God by forsaking idol worshipping, occultism and secret societies.
Being involved in such satanic societies will bring doom, shame and disgrace to their members. Today, you will discover that most of these societies have faded away, Ogboni society have faded away. Occultism and other secret societies are witchcraft that does not favour their members, check all the notable personalities that belongs to all these societies such as the Presidents, Governors, etc, presently they have no life they are down with sickness and diseases and they don’t last, any person who leaves the temple of God will never last. I urge everyone to pick up their Bible and study it thoroughly and live a holy life, so that as an individual your life will not be marred with pain and difficulties. Thank you.
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Prophet Joseph Igbodo, is the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International, he is also the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and the Proprietor of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, all in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.