Prayer at 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT) - Wed Nov 20 Our International Pastors and Partners Conference 2019 concluded on Sunday, with a 'hotter than fire' LIMA 2019. What a glorious time of inspiration, training, impartation, and blessings! See highlights on Loveworld news at http://loveworldnews.com, and on the Loveworld Networks. The Holy Spirit is our extraordinary strategist; with Him, we win all the time. Learn more in this Wednesday's Rhapsody. 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 says, "Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name". At 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT), we'll pray in tongues of the Spirit for all 15min, also praising and worshiping the Lord, in accordance with the above verses of Scripture. Remember to attend the Midweek Service today in Church onsite or online. God bless you.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE BIBLE! It’s the celebration of the world’s most influential book in history. Join us to send Bibles to Prisons, Refugee and IDP camps around the world. Happening this Sunday, 24th November 2019.
PREACHING THE WORD .* Sunday, November 17th . Pastor Chris _*And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen (Mark 16:20).*_ Always, we tell people to preach the Word, because it’s an instruction from the Master. The Apostles preached the Word; Jesus Himself preached the Word. We’re mandated to preach the Word. However, that someone is preaching or talking about God doesn’t mean he’s preaching the Word. So, what is the Word? The Word is that message from God that reveals or communicates His works, will, thoughts, plans, purposes and pursuit; to bring men into or promote fellowship with Him in love. It’s His message of truth with content and power to build His image into the life of the hearers. Its content is the embodiment of Christ’s revelations, provisions, perfections and instructions—profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction or training in righteousness. This is what Jesus preached. He didn’t preach politics or His own opinion; He preached the Word. If the Word Himself would preach the Word, how much more should you and I? Being born again, you’re a minister of the Gospel; you’re called to voice God’s message; the Word is His message that reveals His works, will, purpose and character. A true preacher of the Word is one who preaches God’s will, God’s thoughts, God’s plans, purposes and pursuits, and constantly brings men into fellowship with God or promote their fellowship with God. The more they listen to you, the more the image of Christ is revealed in them and to them. Glory to God! Be a true preacher of the Word. *PRAYER* *Dear Father, I thank you for making me the expression of your Word, unveiling your goodness and excellence to the world through the Gospel. As I boldly proclaim your Gospel of truth, righteousness, life and immortality are unveiled; many are brought into fellowship with you, and their inheritance in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.* *FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *Acts 8:25* And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans. *||* *||* *Acts 13:5* And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to [their] minister. *||* *||* *Acts 14:25* And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia: *||* *DAILY SCRIPTURE READING* *1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Hebrews 13 & Ezekiel 16 *2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* John 12:30-41 & 1 Chronicles 17
Calling on all soul winners! Yesterday's Soul Tracker seminar was lit! - impactful, educative, enlightening! If you missed the seminar yesterday, you have another opportunity today to attend. It would be holding at the Exhibition Seminar hub located at the Exhibition Hall A( healing school) by 1pm and 3pm. You can also visit the 360 lumine stand for enquiries. See you there!
GIVE NO FOOTHOLD TO SATAN .* Saturday, November 16th . Pastor Chris _*Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me (John 14:30).*_ The Bible teaches that demon spirits are real, and they can influence, torment and even possess anyone who gives them the chance. That’s the reason you must not give the devil room or opportunity in your life (Ephesians 4:27), and the way to ensure that is living in the light of God’s Word. It doesn’t matter that you’re a church member, a pastor or senior minister; there’re no “no-go” areas for demons. They only bow to God’s Word. If the Word isn’t in you, that’s a slippery slope. God’s Word is light, and light repels darkness. The Bible admonishes that we walk in the light, as He is in the light. When you walk in the light of Christ, Satan has nothing in you. In our theme verse, Jesus said, _*“…the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”*_ It’s important that you check your life—you look into the mirror of God (His Word)—to examine yourself. Anger, malice, bitterness, etc., are all from Satan, and if you have them in you, you’re giving him a foothold in your life: _*“When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]”*_ (Ephesians 4:26-27 AMPC). Anger is a spirit; bitterness is a spirit; hatred is a spirit. These aren’t just emotions. Just as every part of God has His personality, every part of Satan has his personality. So, refuse to accommodate anything from the devil; rather, walk in the love of Christ; be gracious and kind. Yield your faculties—your entire being—to the Word, and to the Holy Spirit for the glory of God and life of righteousness to be seen and revealed in you. *CONFESSION* *I have the light of life; there’s nothing of darkness in my life! I’m full of joy, peace, love, kindness and continually filled with the Spirit, as I walk in the light of Christ! Blessed be God!* *FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *Ephesians 4:25-27 NIV* Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. *||* *||* *James 4:7* Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. *||* *||* *Galatians 5:16* [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. *||* *DAILY SCRIPTURE READING* *1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Hebrews 12:14-29 & Ezekiel 13-15 *2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* John 12:20-29 & 1 Chronicles 16
LIGHT IN A DARK WORLD .* Friday, November 15th . Pastor Chris _*Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee (Isaiah 60:1-2).*_ There’s so much evil, wickedness, and persecution in the world today, and many are troubled as a result. But it’s actually a fulfilment of the Scriptures; the Bible says, _*“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come”*_ (2 Timothy 3:1). The ensuing verses 2-5 enumerate some of the evil that’ll characterize these last days: _*“People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power…”*_ (2 Timothy 3:2-5 NIV). Now, while all these are happening, something even bigger will be taking place as well. The Bible says, _*“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: BUT THE LORD SHALL ARISE UPON THEE, AND HIS GLORY SHALL BE SEEN UPON THEE. AND THE GENTILES SHALL COME TO THY LIGHT…”*_ (Isaiah 60:2-3). Notice the underlined portion, and then recall what we read in our opening scripture. Irrespective of the darkness and evil in the world in these last days, you’re to shine ever so brightly. He says, _*“...the Gentiles shall come to thy light”;*_ this is much more than God’s light shining upon us, and His glory seen in us. Rather, it’s us bringing forth a new season; a new day. Think about it this way: when Jesus came, He brought forth the new creation; He raised sons of God; that was His purpose. Then He said concerning us, _*“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid”*_ (Matthew 5:14). So, what’s happening is, while there’s darkness in the world, we’re not waiting for the light of God to shine; rather, we shine, for He’s made us His light in a dark world. How do you shine? It’s by acting out God’s Word; living out the Gospel; doing the works of God. Matthew 5:16, _*“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”*_ Glory be to God! *CONFESSION* *I’m the light of the world, and my light shines everywhere, dispelling evil, wickedness and other works of darkness; ushering men into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. Hallelujah!* *FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *Luke 12:35* Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning; *||* *||* *2 Corinthians 4:6* For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. *||* *||* *1 Thessalonians 5:5* Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. *||* *DAILY SCRIPTURE READING* *1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Hebrews 12:1-13 & Ezekiel 11-12 *2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* John 12:12-19 & 1 Chronicles 15
Happening Now. The CEO of LOVEWORLD INC. Pastor Deola Phillips, delivering a most glorious opening speech at the ongoing the IPPC 2019. To all our delegates we have moved. The spirit of God has brought us into a new level. #SWZ2 #SWREG
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th 2019* *PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME PhD. D.Sc. D.D* *IT’S A FORMAT; NOT A PRAYER* *📖After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name (Matthew 6:9).* *When Jesus walked the earth, He prayed on several occasions, and His prayers are recorded for us in the Scriptures. His disciples observed that He always had results when He prayed; and so, they said to Him, “…Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11:1).* *Thus, He gave them a format for prayer. He said, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name” (Matthew 6:9). Many Christians have misconstrued this to be “The Lord’s Prayer.” They insist it’s the prayer Jesus asked us to pray, and that we must pray so.* *They further base their argument on Luke’s writing in Luke 11:2, which reads, “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven….” What they fail to realize, however, is that the Greek word for “say” in the foregoing verse is “lego.” It doesn’t mean “to say something”; rather, it means to ‘systematically lay forth.’ Jesus laid forth a format or pattern for prayer for His disciples. He didn’t say we should quote or recite those words in prayer, which is what many do today.* *The real Lord’s Prayer is in John 17; read the entire chapter and you’ll be so inspired. Moreover, this model for prayer that He gave His disciples was before He went to the Cross. He taught them to pray in expectation of the Kingdom of God. At that time, He hadn’t died for the whole world, and the world was still being dominated by another kingdom, which is the kingdom of darkness.* *However, being born again, we’ve been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son (Colossians 1:12-13). In this kingdom, we have our needs supplied according to His riches in glory. So, today, it doesn’t quite make spiritual sense to recite the words in Luke 11:2-4; it’s not a New Testament prayer. In the New Testament, prayer is based on our new relationship with the Father; a divine fellowship. This is what Jesus made possible. Now we pray through the Spirit and worship in the Spirit. Hallelujah!* *PRAYER* *Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the enlightenment of the Scriptures; I’m informed with accurate and precise knowledge of the Word, which enables me to pray the right way. I declare that the nations of the world are coming to the knowledge of the glorious Gospel of Christ, delivering men from the power of darkness into their glorious inheritance in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.* *FURTHER STUDY* *Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.* *John 16:26-27 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.* *DAILY SCRIPTURE READING* *1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 11:17-40 & Ezekiel 8-10* *2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 12:1-11 & 1 Chronicles 14*
*FOLLOW THE DIVINE PLAN .* Wednesday, November 13th . Pastor Chris _*God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).*_ In all things, it’s important to know God’s will and be sure you’re serving Him the way He wants, and not according to your own opinions or the ideas of men. He wants us to serve and worship Him according to His plans and purposes in His Word. Recall the story of Cain and Abel. Abel brought to God the sacrifice that God demanded, while Cain brought the sacrifice he chose to give to God (Genesis 4:3-7); these are two different things. In walking with God, you must follow His prescribed order. He said to Moses, _*“…make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle…”*_ (Exodus 25:8-9). It always has to be according to His plan. Jesus said, _*“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”*_ (John 4:24). It’s clear how you’re to worship God: it’s by the Spirit and in accordance with His Word. To do it any other way would be to deviate from His plan. It’s like what happened when David needed to move the ark of God into the city of David. He got a new cart, and two men, Uzzah and Ahio rode in the cart together with the ark (2 Samuel 6:3). As they journeyed, suddenly, the oxen pulling the cart stumbled and the cart shook. Uzzah tried to stop the ark from tipping over and when he did, he died instantly. David was terrified by what happened and in his quest for answers, he found out in the Scriptures that only the priests were qualified to carry or touch the ark of God in the Old Testament (1 Chronicles 15:2). David realized the error and enlightened the people, saying to the priests, _*“For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order”*_ (1 Chronicles 15:13). God’s things are to be done God’s way; follow His plans and you’ll experience His grace and blessings in your life and ministry. *PRAYER* *Dear Father, there’s none like you; from generation to generation, you’re God. I worship and adore you today, for your love, grace, mercy, and kindness. Thank you for the ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life. Thank you, for the written Word given to me, to inform, enlighten, teach, and to instruct me in righteousness. I honour you, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and will walk in your prescribed order and purpose. Amen.* *FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *Psalm 29:2* Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. *||* *||* *Philippians 3:3* For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. *||* *||* *1 Chronicles 15:13-15 NIV* It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way." 14 So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel. 15 And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded in accordance with the word of the LORD. *||* *DAILY SCRIPTURE READING* *1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Hebrews 11:1-16 & Ezekiel 5-7 *2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* John 11:47-57 & 1 Chronicles 13
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TUESDAY 12 THE GREATER ONE IN YOU Pastor Chris For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring (Acts 17:28). Being born again, the Almighty God lives and walks in you, through the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 6:16 says, “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” This is neither an assumption nor a promise; you’re the temple of the living God; He lives and walks in you. In 1 Corinthians 3:16, the Apostle Paul asks, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” The word translated, “temple” is the Greek word, “Naos,” which also means shrine; the shrine where the God-presence is. That’s who you are— God’s shrine; His mobile headquarters. Everywhere you go, He goes. When someone asks, “Is God in this place?” your answer should be an immediate “Yes” because He’s in you. Hallelujah! This is your guarantee of a life of greatness, dominion, excellence, health, and unending victories: Christ in you (Colossians 1:27)! Because He lives in you, you’re not trying to overcome; you’ve already overcome all things: Satan, the world, and its failing systems: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). It’s about the greater One that lives in you. That’s the assurance that you’ll forever be successful, and walk in His glory. PRAYER Dear Father, I thank you for making me the headquarters of your operations in the earth. In you, I live, and move, and have my being. There’s no room for sickness, disease or infirmity in my body, because I’m filled with your fullness, and dispense the verities of the Kingdom in every place. Amen! FURTHER STUDY 2 Corinthians 4:7-9; Colossians 1:26-27 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 10:19-39 & Ezekiel 3-4 2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 11:35-46 & 1 Chronicles 12 EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional
Happy birthday to our Zonal Admin, Sister Taiwo Oyetunji. A big thank you for all you do for the ministry in our great Zone. Thank you been a great support to our Zonal Pastor. We love and celebrate you dearly. #SWZ2 #SWREG