Welcome to March 2017

Lift up your head and stop dwelling on the past as you proceed into this month.

The Lord will do a new thing in your life, not for your sake, but for His own glory. He has formed you for Himself, that your life may proclaim His praise.

Expect new things; look forward to seeing a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

The tables are turning in your favour; the story is changing.

People and situations which did harass you will give you up, for they will honour God in your life because of what He is set to do.

Happy new month to you and all yours; get ready for a new testimony.

Isaac Boluwatise

We Are A Part of the Body of Christ

If we fail to remind our congregation regularly that we are a part of the larger body of Christ, than just our local church or denomination, we will end up with

  1. Christians who are raised to believe in their Pastor’s distinctiveness at the expense of other ministry gifts in the body of Christ. This is cultic followership.

No minister is anything in himself other than what he has been made to be to the body of Christ. Ministry gifts are to the body of a Christ; whatever each does is complementary to others. Paul plants, Apollos waters; increase comes from God.

  1. Christians who are raised to think that their church or denomination is better than every other, whereas no church is an island. This is denominational bigotry.

We are so interconnected that to think otherwise is dysfunctional. We fed from those before us and share with those around us. The body of a Christ is one. Jesus’ very important prayer is ‘that they might be one’.

  1. Christians who think that their teachings/doctrine is better than all others. This is Doctrinal pride.
    No pride/boast is right, unless it is in Christ. We are called to grow in the unity of faith. That growth is together with others in the body.

#selah

They Might Not Be Called For What You Want of Them


There is no man that is sent to everyone. It is God who determines the calling of His servants, not the people. They did not get into the ministry because you voted them in.

The beginning of the crisis in Saul’s life was because he responded to the pressure mounted upon him by the people in the time of war. 

He offered sacrifice, because the people were leaving him; whereas that was the prerogative of the priest. He finished with his costly mistake when the one called to offer sacrifice arrived. God judged him for that. The kingdom will not continue in his house again. 

The problems in Nigeria today have caused people to define their role expectation of prominent Christian voices. Even those who should know better have joined the call to these personages to do what God might not have called them for. 

If they respond to the popular call, they might end up disappointing Him who called him or worse still, loose their place if they don’t loose their lives. 

Every ministry calling is an honour from God and each calling has it bounds. When a man listens to those who did not call him to do what they want, He may not be preparing to meet His maker, unto whom He will definitely render his account. 

Christians ministers are not called into their role by the people. Some will never express political opinion because they respect their bounds. 

You may be angry with Him, but you will not answer for him on that day. 

It is not everyone that has business with what you want of them. 

Selah!

Keep To The Instructions Or The Specifications


Do not loose your calling and the specifications that God has given you concerning it. The specifications are crucial to your race and your track.

You are free to turn to any right direction in terms of examples when you have not received definite instructions from God in certain areas.

In track events, lane is not specified in all. However in those where your lane or track is specified, you are responsible to adhere to the specifications if you do not want to be disqualified at the end of the race.

When you have received specifications, you know what you will account for at the end of your race.

Ministry is according to the pattern. Paul’s direction was slightly different from Peter’s; yet they draw from the same grace.

This is not to promote subjectivity. It is to let you know that you will be responsible to God on that day.

Instructions are based on Biblical teachings; they may also specify what you are permitted to do.

Be careful about doing what everyone does because of the quest for result. Result is important to every asignment; results however must issue from obedience.

We shall all be responsible for our assumptions or for the instructions we have received on that day.

There is a particular ministry practice that is not sinful, but that the Lord has always pointed me away from from the earliest days of my response to Him. He did not kill me when I strayed into it due to relationships that were even godly; He only lovinly reminded me of the instruction after some time.

He has His reasons for giving you those instructions in the midst of open field of practices.

Obedience is better that sacrifice!

#HearGod #FollowHim #PrepareToMeetYourGod

Higher Ground Rally Is Just Days Away

Many are about to receive a special visitation in a matter of days.
Hearts are about to be illuminated, enlightened, and encouraged 

Bodies are about to be healed under the ministry of the powerful word of God.

Gaps shall be bridged between your existence and God’s purpose for your life.

A higher ground of Kingdom relevance and existence to God’s glory awaits you.

All these and more according to your faith and expectations are going to be made real from 4:00 pm this Sunday, 26th February, 2017.

The venue for the event is The Emperor Place, Beside St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos.

God is set to initiate the fulfilment of some of His plans for your life. These plan shall be seen by all around you to the glory of God.

Arrivals and Registrations of attendees and check-in for online preregistered attendees start at 3:00 pm.

Music shall be on before the clock hits 4:00 pm.

Departures from the venue shall be before the clock stikes at 6:00 pm

Registering online before the day is an advantage. It helps you to beat the queue for registration at the venue. Your confirmation happens just in a few seconds.

While admission is free, registration is required for everyone above age 16.

You, your friends, and loved ones can still register now at http://bit.ly/hgr0217

You can complete the registration in just few minutes.

Don’t forget to share this information with those who are significant to you. You will be glad that you carried them along.

Remember to pray with expectation in preparation for the event.

See you there on Sunday.

FEBRUARY 2017 HIGHER GROUND RALLY


Dearly Beloved,

HIGHER GROUND RALLY INVITATION

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This is to invite you to the Higher Ground Rally, an initiative through which we teach and challenge the Disciples of Christ to live practically and optimally and to bridge the gap between their existence and their calling.

Tickets at http://bit.ly/hgr0217

Through the Rally, we raise the bar for practical Christian living, by helping people to realise that there is more to life than the current sphere of experience, that they might break beyond the status quo by being all out, both in obedience and service, to the kingdom of God and for fulfilment of His will and glory in their lives and their generation.

We seek to accomplish these by exploring and practically applying models and principles from the scriptures to aid the contemporary person.

This edition is a must attend as it promises to lead you into relating with How God Initiates the Fulfilment of His Plan on Earth.

The event will hold on Sunday, 26th February, 2017, at The Emperor Place (Beside St. Raphael Mercy Specialist Hospital), Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos. Time is 4:00 pm.

While admission is free for everyone, registration is required for everyone above age 16. You can register at http://bit.ly/hgr0217

WELCOME TO FERUARY 2017

While the world complains about recession and depression, the Almighty will fulfil His counsel in your life. As you yield yourself to His word/promises/plan, He will make you like a tree planted by the waters; everything shall happen to you in its season.

Look away from the troubles; make the Almighty God your focus and His word, your guide – as lamp to your feet and light to your path in life.

Instead of wantonly pursuing His blessings and works, yield yourself to Him as servant of His purpose; seek only for His glory and praise in your life; and it shall be to you according to His word.

Settle into this new month with the knowing that “… no word from God will ever fail.” Luk 1:38

Happy new month to you and all yours. Peace be to you all round.

Yours in His service,

Isaac Boluwatise

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