Calvary greetings to everyone in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, Amen.
I want to teach on the word of God, titled “What Makes A Man Is In Christ Jesus”.
Christ is the church, that is why from Genesis to Revelation all the statement of God is very significant for Christians. The qualification of Christians is the Holy Spirit, another qualification of Christians is the Cross of Calvary, any person that does not dwell in this area is not Born again.
What makes a man is in Christ Jesus, that is why the book of First John 5:11-12 says “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”. If you don’t have Jesus you have no life, how do you have Jesus? When you believe in Him, when you believe in His word from Genesis to Revelation, because the word of God is indelible words. So if you want to enjoy Jesus Christ you will live by the word of God in your daily life. In your daily life the word of God will instruct you, the word of God will lead you, the word of God will direct you and this word of God is Anointing; that is why without the word of God there is no Christianity. According to the book of St. John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you”. It means when you abide in the word of the Lord and His word abide in you, He said ask for anything under Heaven and Earth, He shall give it to you. The word of God is Knowledge, the word of God is Power, the word of God is Man; that is why the word of God makes a Man great. When the word of God tells you, this is what God forbids and you don’t forbid it, you can’t see God.
So Anointing, Wisdom, Knowledge, Power, Favour, Greatness and Long life comes from the word of God; that is why God blessed mankind with the word of God; that is why I titled this message that “What Makes A Man Is In Christ Jesus”, that is why He said in the book of St. John 15:1-6, if you don’t abide in me and my word do not abide in you, you can do nothing. So the word of God is the foundation of Christianity.
Another thing that will help a Man to become what God wants him to be is that you must use the word of God to Pray in your daily life. Let me emphasize on that, you must use the word of God to Pray continually night and day, you must use the word of God to sing your praise.
The word of God has it’s own language, that is why if you are born again you don’t speak the language of the world; your music will be different from the world, your dressing will be different from the world, your talking will be different from the world, your looking will be different from the world; that is what I want everyone to know.
One of the reasons why Christians are not prospering is the jamboree that is inside the church, Makosa, dancing ignorant dance in the church. What will make the blessing from the Cross of Calvary to work for me and you is when we live by the word of God. There are things God forbids, God forbids iniquity, God forbids fornication, God forbids adultery, God forbids lying, God forbids abortion, God forbids evil; anything called evil will hinder God from answering a Man’s Prayer on earth, that is why He said in His word “Without Holiness No Man Can See God”. They can ordain you as an Elder or the Father of Church, are you bearing fruit? What makes a Man great is the Fruit; What is the Fruit? The blessing of God the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost; will make people to know that God answers your Prayers. If you say that you have been with Christ, where is your Fruit? What do we mean by Fruit? Fruit is the Goodness of God in your life. How can you be serving God, yet signs and wonders are not following you?
Mark 16:17-18 says “And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up Serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover”. God says in my name you will do this, in my name you will heal, in my name you will drink deadly thing it will not hurt you. God called Man for bearing Fruit.
This is the word of God, if you are a Christian that is not bearing fruit you are a liar; Abraham bear fruit, Paul bear fruit, Peter bear fruit, Daniel bear fruit, Joseph bear fruit, Samuel bear fruit, Moses bear fruit; so where is your Fruit? Jesus bear Fruit, signs and wonders followed Him; People saw the word of God in their lives. God said “Moses because you have found favour in my sight all my goodness will follow you. There is no place in the Bible where Moses begged for money or food; likewise David, Solomon, Jehoshaphat and even Samuel; God established them, but today what you see are Christians without Fruit.
Jesus said any tree that does not bear fruit I will cut it down. What does He mean by that Fruit? The Goodness of God. The Children of Israel bear Fruit when they were in Goesha in Egypt, they were far better than the Egyptians.
How can someone be in the Ministry, you are a Pastor for ten years, fifteen years, you are a believer for ten years, twenty years; you have nothing to show. It’s a precarious problem today and that is why we are not attracting people to come and join us to worship God because we lack the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. Many people do not bear fruit, they however, claim to bear fruit but the fruit is not visible in their lives nor in the lives of their Children; and that is why you see that it is very difficult for people to believe on Men of God nowadays. The book of St. John 15:16 says “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, He may give it to you”.
God called believers to bear Fruit, the Fruit is Prosperity in terms of Marriage, in terms of Business, in terms of Farming, in terms of any kind of things you do; God’s hand must be there and when you look at the book of the Psalmist, he said that we will flourish like the Palm tree, we will be like Olive trees. The blessing of God must be pronounced in the life of every Christian; but when you dwell in iniquity it will not come. That is why the Bible says in the book of James, that the Prayer of the righteous availet much; Not sinner. When you are living in sin it will not work. According to St. John 9:31, “Now we know that God heareth not sinners : but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth”.
So what held the Church, Pastors and the Believers bound today, is that we are living in sin and iniquity. And iniquity God cannot look, that is why He said “You must not be a sinner, a fornicator, a killer, someone who commits abortion, an idolator, a liar, an occultist, someone who is crafty, witches and wizards; people who commit the above crimes, God will not hear your Prayers; that is what He said in the above Bible passage St. John 9:31.
Jesus Christ performed several signs and wonders. We we are seeing today is a different thing; you will see what God says in Acts 9:22. Jesus Christ was approved of signs and wonders, wherever he went there was signs and wonders which made people to follow Him, He was healing people, but today when you see a Pastor he is a liar, a fornicator and a cheat; so they make things difficult. The Church is not growing as it ought to grow because we failed to recognize the word of God that No sinner can pray to God and God will answer.
So, this where I want everyone of us to have a rethink and examine ourselves and turn to God in righteousness; so that God will establish us. 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.
Prophet Joseph Igbodo