YOU CANT BE CHANGING FIGURES AND CRYING FOR REVIVAL. YOUR LIFE MUST BE AN EPISTLE
THERE IS NO VANITY IN SEEKING GOD
YOU MUST GET TIRED OF MEDIOCRITY WHETHER IN GOD OR LIFE IN GENERAL
ANYTHING YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH, THERE IS NO PUSH FOR MORE
THE FIRST THING TO SEEK IN LIFE IS GOD; PEOPLE WHO RUN AFTER GOD, THINGS RUN AFTER THEM
GOD IS NOT A SHADOW. HE IS NOT THE KIND THAT YOU WILL CHASE AND YOU WON’T CATCH UP WITH. IF YOU CHASE AFTER GOD, YOU WILL FIND HIM.
- Pastor Temi Areo at Just Us Girls Conference tagged ‘Revived’.
Day 1 Evening Session
Mama I just want to thank you so much. Thank you Ma. It’s so easy to love you. The first day I saw Mama, it was just so easy to love her. Minister Eben said something, he said sense was just jamming sense between her and Papa. That’s exactly the same way we felt. I remember when she came to Ilorin, my husband was like; where did they get that kind of wisdom from? I was like I don’t know ooo. Is it the same Bible? It’s so easy to love Mama. Church Gist. Thank you so much Ma. She is truly a Christian; God has lifted her, she is so anointed. God has lifted her so much but my husband said it this way that; she is someone that when you stand in front of greatness, you are not intimidated. She wants to lift you up; she wants to bring you up – that’s the true Spirit of Christ. She doesn’t want to intimidate you, she doesn’t want to make you feel like, “I’m the big one here”. She wants you to rise and I saw that. Please celebrate Pastor Mildred.
Thank you so much Ma. I absolutely love you Ma and I honour you Ma.
Mama said that one of the things she noticed about me is that I’m honourable. Well, I feel really excited to hear that but then I think the person that taught me honour is actually my husband. Church Gist. In fact, when I got married to him, God told me that just watch him and do everything he does. My husband is a proper Yoruba boy. When he sees you, he will prostrate and so I will also kneel down. I learnt honour from him, thank you baby. Another thing is that he is my number one fan, he is one man that believes so much in me. I won’t be here standing here today, doing what I am doing if I didn’t get married to this man. Thank you, thank you so much.
Pastor Ayo, I love you Sir. The Baker; fresh bread, hot, Holy Ghost bread just like that. Nicer than Agege bread, hot in the Spirit. From the bakery of Heaven, he will just be dishing it. Thank you for all that you do Sir. Church Gist. And my covenant friend and sister, I met Pastor Deola and it was like everything I’ve been looking for in a friend I found. She is truly a friend. When Mama was trying to introduce me, she just looked at me and said; don’t worry, I will be praying for you. When you have that kind of sister, you will just be flexing. Pastor Deola, I love you, thank you so much. Minister Eben, thank you Sir. Thank you minister Jay Clef. Thank you DCC for having me. Thank you so much.
I’m going to be bringing God’s word to us and before that I just want to declare these things that the Lord spoke to me. Church Gist. This morning when I was praying, not alone, I was leading prayer in the sitting room in my house this morning and I was leading people to pray and I led them to pray that prayer that God is going to give us the ministers, a word in season to minister to him that is weary and immediately Mama came up and said those words, I looked at Pastor Deola and said God gave me that word and you know, the Spirit of God is not a talkative, if He says it and He is saying it again, every time you see repetition in scriptures, it is because it is absolutely necessary. That means He is trying to get beyond your head, He is trying to get into your spirit and whatever area you are experiencing fatigue, whether spiritually, physically, mentally; whatever area you’ve been experiencing fatigue, God is coming for you today.
- The Lord is bringing to you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness and you shall be oaks of righteousness.
- There is going to be establishment in this place today. Women are going to rise up to who they are, giftings are going to find expression. The giant in you is going to rise up in the name of Jesus.
- After you leave this meeting, people will know that you have truly encountered something because everything in your life is going to show that you met with God and you have encountered God in a fresh and in a living way in the name of Jesus.
- There will be solutions to problems, answers to the questions of the heart of men, water to the thirsty, food to the hungry in the name of Jesus.
- By the time you come back next year for this program, everything would have turned around in the name of Jesus. You are going to take flight in the name of Jesus.
- Where you have been crawling, you will begin to run. Where you have been running, you will begin to fly in the name of Jesus
- There’s no vanity in seeking God. You will find God in the name of Jesus and truly you will be revived.
- Everything that is dying, fresh life in the name of Jesus.
Thank You Lord Jesus. The Lord said it is a mountain of transfiguration. Dry bones shall rise again! Dry bones are rising again. Fresh fire! The same you that people have looked down upon, the same you that people have given up upon; that same you, the Lord said He is making you a wonder unto many. Church Gist. For the Lord is your strong refuge. He is making you a wonder unto many. Everything is changing.
Thank You Lord.
- Mantles are dropping in this place, clarity in this place. Men will come to work in their ordination in the name of Jesus. Thank You Lord.
You may be seated.
The Lord gave me a word for you and I’m just going to talk about Igniting and Sustaining Revival.
What is revival?
Revive is from the Hebrew word, chayah. It has an eight-fold meaning:
- To live.
- To nourish up.
- To preserve.
- To recover.
- To repair.
- To restore.
- To save.
- To make entirely whole.
- Whatever is dying, whatever does not look the way it ought to look, as it ought to be, the Lord is restoring it back! You see, the world we live in is dominated and ruled by the devil. Church Gist. Scripture calls him the prince of the world, the god of the world and the way the world system is structured; we are in the world but really, we are not of the world. The world system is not Christian friendly. The world system is structured to snuff out the life of God in you but there is something that God has put on your inside and that is what is coming alive today. There is something the Lord has put on your inside, that thing pushes against the world system. That thing that helps you stand your ground in God and that thing that helps you superimpose on the world system.
Right from the time of John the Baptist, the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth resistance and only the determined shall take it by force.
- Today, fresh fire is coming upon your altar.
For you to ignite revival, the first thing is:
- Have an earnest desire and a longing for revival. God will always work with your desire. Church Gist. You must get to that point whereby you are tired of your present state in God, that lukewarmness; you want more in God. You need to get to the point whereby you are tired of status quo, of mediocrity whether in God and even in life generally, you want more. When you get to that point, revival is near. It starts with desire.
Anything you are comfortable with, there is no push for more. You need to get to the point whereby there is something on your inside that is crying for more; “I can be a better Christian; I can do more for humanity”. Something on your inside crying for more especially in the area of spiritual revival. Church Gist. Where you want your spirit to be revived; “I’m tired of this one hour prayer, I can do more, I can tarry in the presence of God, I can hear God. It doesn’t have to be my Pastor hearing God for me. As crucial and vital that is but then I want more. I can commune with the Holy Spirit, I can have a walk with God”.
There must be a longing where your heart is panting after God. You want it so bad. Until you want it so bad, you might not have it. Until you want God badly, you might not have Him handy. Church Gist. You must want Him so bad and that’s why it is those that seek Him that find Him. It is not that you stay in one corner and you are just comfortable with life as usual, you must go after Him. You must pursue Him relentlessly.
There is more in God. I don’t know how good you are doing but there is more in God, you must pant for God. God must become your utmost treasure hunt (Psalm 69:32). God must be your priority. The first person to seek is God. We are in a time whereby people really don’t understand how things are supposed to be prioritized; you seek after things, you run after things but you don’t understand that the people that run after God, things run after them and you see some people, you look at Papa and Mama, it was not the things they were running after. Their motivation was just to love God and you see; God is a good Father. You can’t abandon yourself to Him and then He won’t do you well. Church Gist. I know how to think about my children but I am not a better parent than God. Just get your priorities right. It is time to begin to pursue after God relentlessly. Let me tell you something, God is not a shadow. He is not the kind that you will chase and you won’t catch up with, no. If you chase God, you will find Him.
The Spirit of power is the Holy Spirit and that Holy part of Him is very important, holiness unto God. The container is as important as the content. Church Gist. God is raising a generation of people that will not touch anything that they should not touch. God is raising in us people that will raise their head up high in God, people that will live righteously. I know a lot of things are flying on the internet but God’s standard is still God’s standard. Things flying on social media is the prince of the power of the hell and he will use anybody to type anything to confuse you but don’t be children tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. Be stable. Know the truth and stay with the truth. God is not a 21st century God; He is, He was and He is to come. With Him every time is now, He created time and stepped out of time so He is not bound by time. No 24 century will change the scripture.
If you want to carry revival, you need consecration. You set yourself apart from the world. You are a different breed and you know that you are a different breed. You are a holy people. One of the tricks of the enemy is that he plays down on sin. When people are fornicating, they will say; “we are making out”. When people are practicing sin, they will say; “It’s my weakness, I just have some struggles”. But are there a generation of women that will not touch the unclean things, that will set themselves apart for the Master’s use? Don’t make sin a perpetual lifestyle, there can’t be revival that way. Don’t make excuses for sin, deal with it.
Your nature must align with your actions. Something is wrong if your nature can’t align with your actions. Church Gist. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus but because you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, give expression to that righteousness – live right. There is a way to carry yourself, if revival is going to come upon your spirit, it will still come upon your body because your body is the one housing your spirit.
The level in which your spirit can express itself is to the degree your body permit it and that body is so important that you treat it well (Romans 12:1). Your body is an altar where fire can come upon; your mouth is not for lying, your body is not for fornication and adultery. You can’t be the one changing figures and crying for revival. Church Gist. It must begin in the spirit and then transcend to the body. It must clean you up spirit, soul and body.
Consecration, it is not about what is trending. Everybody can do it; I can’t do it – that’s consecration and those are the people the Lord is looking for. Women that have set themselves apart ready to carry the Holy fire. Church Gist. Consecration is major in revival. It is time to drop somethings. You can’t pour new wine in old wineskin.
It is time to get yourself ready. God is ready, the fire wants to fall. The Holy Spirit is ready, He is the Spirit of revival and everything He touches comes alive.
Somebody said something, the person said preach the Gospel, if necessary use words. Let your life be an epistle of Christ that people can read. You are a believer you don’t need to announce it, let people know that there is something about you.
A life leading with sin and guilt cannot carry revival fire. For revival to start and continue with you then you must attain a level of maturity, if not that same fire you are asking for might destroy you. Church Gist. So you must attain a level of maturity. Until you are spirit tamed, revival fire cannot break forth. You can’t just do anything. You don’t use your liberty as an occasion for the flesh.
Stay with the scripture, it is time to grow up so that greater responsibilities can be handed over to you, God can commit more to you and God doesn’t use men, He makes men. Church Gist. So when I say God is committing more to you, then He is about to make you; He is making you bigger, He is making you better. It is time to walk with God, a deeper walk. God wants to use you in this generation. Availability is the first love used but it is not equal to use. Usability is what is equal to use.
Open your mouth and speak to the Lord. Say Lord help me.