Joyous celebration met the announcement of September as ‘the Month of Uplifting’ by the man of God, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome at the just concluded Global Communion Service.
Reading from 1 Chronicles 14:1-2 and Acts 3:1-8, Pastor Chris further expounded on the word of the month. He highlighted the story of the lame man at the gate of beautiful who was healed by Peter and John, as recorded in Acts 3:1-8. He remarked that, the man responded to the apostles, in order to be lifted. Pastor Chris, then admonished the congregation to always respond to God in this ‘Month of Uplifting.’
This month of September is a special one. Ok. We’re talking about God and all He does. Really, that’s all He does. Talk. That’s wonderful.
That’s very correct. Jesus said I do what I see my Father do. All He does now is talk. Why is that important. It’s a sign of importance. You’ll be amazed what talking does to your life. Saying the right things. Say the right or wrong things, they’ll come to pass.
Last month was a very beautiful month. It was the month of beauty. Was your life beautiful? What glory He has brought into your life. What you see matters. Some have color blindness. They don’t see correctly. Do something about your sight. In the spirit, learn to see as God sees. Learn to call things what God calls them.
Look at this. This is black. All the colors have been absorbed. I was told that this is black. It doesn’t matter the language. That’s black. Why do they call it black. You were taught. This is red. That’s what we were taught.
In the spirit, you have been taught to interpret what God calls things. Some of us have been taught to use our spiritual senses. You can’t use sense of touch to interpret color. Same in the spirit. Sensitivity to see and respond. As a child of God in His image. In training royalties, there are certain things they are taught, they are taught authority and humility. Every great person is a humble person. God exalts the humble. He was great by being humble.
You teach royalties the importance of authority and how to be humble. How to respond and conquer their emotions. Otherwise you can’t live the royal but common life. God teaches us to be royals. How to control anger, and other emotions. Royalty never uses anger until the limit. It’s only against those that must be destroyed. Don’t be angry for long.
Why is all that important because of what God is preparing us for.
And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel. (1 Chronicles 14:2 KJV).
How could a kingdom be lifted? It was exalted. There was honor on the kingdom. Because of his people Israel. His kingdom was lifted on high. Wow.
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him (Acts 3:1 – 3:10 KJV).
I don’t have the money you’re asking for. What I have I give you. He didn’t have prayer but the power to heal. Not power to pray. There are people conjuring power to pray instead of to heal all manner of diseases. He didn’t pray but commanded healing. He lifted the man and he leaped. Wow. The man leaped and walked.
I don’t know… The feet and ankle bone received strength, the bible didn’t let us know that the man felt, like the woman with the issue of blood felt in her body that she was healed. It’s an inner feeling. Many just felt something inside. Her faith at work. Remember it was hemorrhage. She felt. There was a feeling inside.
Here the man’s feet and ankle bones received strength. Bones don’t feel. The bones received strength, something got injected there. Oh God. It’s like someone receiving life in the blood. What I have I give you. What I have I give. The man responded and leaped up and stood.
Learn to respond to God. That’s where the power is. David he perceived that he perceived that God has confirmed him King. His kingdom was lifted, there’s a knowing of faith.