INTERNATIONAL YOUTH PROGRAMME 2021 DAY 1
MINISTERING: General Overseer
Topic: MY GOD, MY GLORY PART 1
Text: Isaiah 60 : 19 & 20; Jeremiah 9: 23 & 24; John 15 : 4 & 5
Many people do not know the source or means of glory in this life or thereafter and as such has neglected the embodiment of glory. These ignorant people pursue vanity as their standard of glory and end up in vain glory. That is empty glory.
Hosea 4: 6
If you have knowledge, you will know the source of glory and not wallow in ignorance.
2 Kings 17: 15
In the above scripture, the children of Israel and Judah followed vanity when they followed the heathen of whom God had commanded them not to walk in their ways.
Ecclesiastes 1: 2
As they follow vanity they end up in vanity.
Mark 8: 36; 1 Corinthians 7: 31
The glory of this world passeth away.
1 Timothy 6: 7
If a person is given to the things of this world, it is vanity. When you depend on mundane acquisitions as your source or standard of glory, it is a mistake.
Believers, youths and everyone that is here must be careful to understand and therefore not join the ignorant multitudes. The glory of this world passeth away. It will not follow us to the next life.
Whatsoever you have acquired here on earth, on the day you drop your body, none of them will accompany you to heaven or anywhere you find your self. My prayer is that all of us will make heaven at the end of this life. Amen.
Do not follow the multitudes that lack knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Knowledge is very essential in this regard and in everything.
John 8: 32
When you know what matters; when you know the source of glory and give yourself to it, I am assuring you that you will end up in glory.
Daniel 11: 32
When you know God as the source of glory, in this world you will do exploits. Everything about your life will be full of glory.
Paul the Apostle says, ” I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me” ( Philipians 4: 13).
When you connect to this glory, I am assuring you that you will excel. The Lord will make you to excel in every area in Jesus name.
You see you, after this programme, you will excel.
Our God, the Father; the Son and the Holy Spirit is our source of glory. If you have God, you have all things. You will not be limited. If you do not have him, no matter what you acquire, you have nothing.
If you have God, no matter how you are despised, you have everything.
Isaiah 60: 1 & 2
You see you, God will arise upon you. In your family, school, business. No matter the darkness in the world, your light shall continue to shine.
Isaiah 60: 19 & 20
You see you, God shall be to you an everlasting life. You shall shine in righteousness, holiness and purity.
You see you after this programme, the days of your mourning shall be ended.
You will rejoice.
Philipians 4: 19
You see you, there shall be divine supply of knowledge, power, faith, zeal, love and righteousness.
If you see that man or woman basking in the glory of this world, forget that man. That glory shall fade. However, your glory shall not fade away. It is from everlasting to everlasting.
Jeremiah 9: 23 & 24
If you must glory, it should be that you glory in God. It is my God, my glory.
We shall consider this message under the following sub-headings:
- THE IGNORANT MULTITUDES, THEIR VAIN GLORY AND COUNSEL OF THE LORD.
Multitudes of people all over the world are ignorant of the fact that God is our glory.
Genesis 1: 1 & 27; Colossians 1: 16 & 17
Everything is existing by the power of God and therefore it is my God, my glory.
Revelations 4: 11
God created us for his glory and pleasure.
Our beauty and glory therefore should come from God.
Take note the reason multitudes are not running after the Lord is because of their ignorance. Many are looking for glory where there is no glory whilst leaving the source of the embodiment of glory.
This is the same reason why many are in the valley of indecision. They do not know the source of glory.
Joel 3: 14
Multitudes upon multitudes are yet undecided. If they have known the Lord, they will rush after him.
The glory of the Lord never fades. It is from generation to generation. It is authentic glory.
In addition, there are many ignorant Believers as well. They profess to know the Lord but do not pursue after the Lord as the source of glory. This is a worse situation and this is why the Bible says, “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4: 6).
This is why many of these people follow after vanity and glory in vanity. They glory in titles, academic degrees, houses and cars.
Let me ask us a little question.
The Mercedes Benz of the 1970s and 80s, is it still in vogue today?
How about the Santana of 1985? Is it in vogue today?
What about the beautiful women of 1950s?
The glory has faded.
Vanity upon vanity, all is vanity.
Give yourself to the Lord here on earth. God will use you to do exploits here on earth and you shall shine forever in eternity.
The Bible says we brought nothing into this world and it is certain, we shall carry nothing out.
Many have mortgaged their soul for earthly glory and yet the Bible says, what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul (Mark 8:36 & 37).
Let him that glory therefore glory that he knows the Maker, the embodiment of wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 1: 2; 1 Timothy 6: 7 (further reading)
The counsel of the Lord to me and to you today is Jeremiah 9: 23 & 24.
God delights in holiness, righteousness, compassion and love.
We should therefore glory in God the source of all good things.
John 10:10a; Philipians 4: 13; Isaiah 60: 1 & 2, 19 & 20.
According to the above scriptures, I can say confidently, “my God, my glory”.
The Lord gave me this scripture, Isaiah 60 by revelation and as I was reading it, i woke up. This was over Two decades ago. It occured to me at that instance that God had decided to use me and it is not by my wisdom or hardwork. It is “my God, my glory”.
It is as I depend on him and follow after him, I will excel. No matter the persecution or trial, as I depend on him, I will shine.
Since I received the knowledge of this scripture and obeyed the Lord, it has been my God, my glory.
Everyone should understand that God is our glory. He is the source of every good thing.
Philipians 4: 13; John 15: 5.
We are nothing without God.
Youths, Chosen People, listen to me. If you desire to be anything in this life, hold unto God.
When you are holding God, you are holding him that holds the future and holds all things. He can do everything.
This is why this theme has come your way and it is the best of its kind. “My God, my glory”.
Every wise youth and every wise person must follow after God and endeavour to follow him .
Surrender to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and let him take control of your life. Let Jesus Christ be the source of your glory.
Adam and Eve were our first parents. However they disappointed God and lost the glory.
The glory was lost, but God in his infinite mercy restored the glory again through One man.
Colossians 1: 27
Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Adam lost it but when you receive Christ, you are connected to the source of glory again.
While you remain in Christ, you shall have all your needs supplied through Jesus Christ the hope of glory.
Philipians 4: 13 & 19
You need this knowledge. Having Jesus Christ in you will make you to excel.
You must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour and through him you shall shine again. You shall have good future and make Heaven at last.
- OUR GLORY, REASONS AND THE BENEFITS
1 Corinthians 3: 21
Please read these scriptures again Isaiah 60: 1 & 2; 19 & 20. This is the conclusion of the whole matter.
As you come to the Father through Jesus Christ today, your life shall be saved and whatever you are looking for, the Lord will do it for you. You shall excel and in this life, darkness shall never comprehend you.
As you repent confess your sins to the Lord and promise him, “no more”.
Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on calvary and rose again for your justification. From today, you will dwell in glory and in this life you shall excel.
If you be a Christian, live your life according to the needs of God.
You can neither identify with drunkards nor thieves. You should not be named amongst adulterers and fornicators.
As long as you are a Christian, old things have passed away.
You must not be amongst those people who are playing gamble and betting business. You must not identify with Internet fraudsters. You must run away from unfaithfulness, insincerity and unfaithfulness. You should not harbour bitterness and unforgiveness in your hearts.
You must not visit Native doctors or be involved in any form of occultic practice. There should not be any covetousness or seek to be like the world or dress like them. You must not carry the hair styles or hair cuts of the world.
No matter how desperate you are to achieve success in life, if it is not with God, you will crash.
If you must make good success, rely upon him that also been my Helper.
The One that helped me in the midst of crisis. I do not know the evil you are into. Please follow after righteousness.
Do not go into exam expo. Rely upon God and study your Books.
When you go to the place of Work, ensure that you do the work faithfully.
When they employ you in the place of work, do not steal or go into fraud. God will make you to excel.
If you are ready to marry, do not submit your body before marriage. Keep yourself pure. If the man or woman wants to be too close to you, run away for your life. Do not go into premarital pleasures before marriage. If you go into it, you will crash.
Do not go into fornication or Adultery. Do not go into abortion.
Those things you are enjoying before the time will hinder your future enjoyment and make you to be poor.
You should wait in righteousness until the appointed time.
When the time comes, God will elevate you and preserve you.
Joseph as a righteous person had the privilege of everything committed into his hands.That is the benefit of a Child of God.
You will have favour withbmen and favour with God. Keep to purity.
Do not go into any kind of drugs. It will ruin your life.
Run away from masturbation, homosexuality or lesbianism. These are the things that will send you to hell. Even at gun point, do not participate in that wickedness.
It is an abomination. Make sure you flee from evil and all unrighteousness. The Lord will cause you to shine in glory in Jesus name.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Do you know that evil communication corrupts good manners
As we conclude this message today, it is important that you amend your ways and do not return to sin. Sin will hinder you and deny you of God’s glory.
For the sinners and Backsliders, they should repent and surrender all to Jesus Christ.
Confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and personal Saviour.
A Sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a Sinner.
If you are there and you are involved into armed robbery, duping people, do not bring such money to this Church.
Fighting and quarreling, smoking and drunkenness all these are evil. Ask for the mercy of God.
Are you into fighting and quarreling? Are you disobedient to your husband or you are beating your wife, that is sin.
Are you into any kind of killing, poisoning people, hired assassin? Confess that sin and amend your ways. Promise God you will not return to that wickedness.
Are you into divorce? That is sin.
Matthew 19: 4-6.
Are you into polygamous marriage or you have sent away your wife or you moved away from your husband, that is sin. Marriage is between a man and a woman until death separates you.
Are you a woman dressing like a man or a man dressing like a woman, all that is sin. Deuteronomy 22: 5
Are you among those that take snuff, take cigarette and banned substances, that is sin. That is wickedness against your soul and against humanity.
All these people that bleach their body and turn yellow over night, that is sin.
I have not spoken this word to condemn you but to point out what is evil thereby enabling you to amend your ways.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 28: 13; John 14: 6; John 1: 29; John 10: 10b; Matthew 11: 28; John 1: 12; 2 Corinthians 5: 17
As you give your life to Jesus Christ and begin to live the life of the kingdom of God, I am assuring you, that power shall come upon you.
Romans 10: 13