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
Prayer at 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT) - Mon Nov 11 The Name of Jesus is a great blessing for us in the body of Christ. Learn more in this Monday's Rhapsody. Get and share the November edition. Visit http://rhapsodyofrealities.org Psalm 133:1- 3 says, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore". At 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT), we'll pray in tongues of the Spirit for most of 15min, with the growth, development, unity and progress of the body of Christ around the world in focus. Pray fervently in the Spirit. IPPC 2019, (pastors conf) begins today. What a blessing in the Month of Blessings. Looking forward to seeing you. God bless you.
Relive the Moments at IMCC 2019, Day 1 In a warm welcome address, convener of the International Media Connectors' Conference, the esteemed Director of LoveWorld New Media & Pastor Chris Live Departments, Pastor Rita Ijomah, urged the delegates to make the most of the opportunity to attend the strategic conference. She congratulated the attendees ahead on the wealth of knowledge they stand to gain in line with the theme for this year's conference; "Leveraging Evolving New Media Platforms for Strategic Global Evangelism. " Stay connected to LoveWorld News for exclusive updates as IMCC 2019 continues in day 2.
This is why we can't wait to have you at #Ippc2019 and celebrate you at the Loveworld awards. Here are our cute kids at the #InnerCityMission School Center in Yola, Adamawa state, Northeast Nigeria at their school assembly Truly nothing is impossible, you have made the almost impossible, possible for their financially stretched families. Now the income they recieve can be boosted and channeled to meet other needs their children may have. More impact stories of your partnership await YOU at our Exhibition Stand holding at the Healing school, Campus B. See you there! #EveryChildisyourChild #EndChildpovertynow