Beloved Servant of God,
Greetings of love in Jesus name!
You are specially invited to the upcoming Annual School of Ministry (ASOM) 2017.
Date: 8th - 11th Feb. 2017. (Wednesday-Saturday)
Thursday & Friday-8am-2pm, 5pm-9pm
This year's ASOM is peculiar because I had a vision of the Lord where God revealed to me the Theme :THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT... THE COST OF IT!
Joining me and my wife to minister are these anointed servants of God-Rev. (Dr.) Francis Olonade &Rev (Dr) John Akpami.
The Venue is the Dream Centre HQs, Osogbo, Osun State.
Be there... All things are ready!
God bless you!
Rev. Olusola Areogun
This morning, I want to conclude this study on developing the strength of God in your inner man.
3. Righteousness: Hebrews 1:9 says, “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Righteousness will multiply the grace of God in you. Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
4. Fasting: Isaiah 40: 28 -31
Fasting is another means through which God strengthens our spirit man. As a child of God who is going somewhere serious with the Lord, you should separate at least a day in the week when you will be waiting upon the Lord in fasting and praying. According to Isaiah 40:28-31, when you wait upon the Lord, He renews your strength. He takes away the old strength and gives you a higher one. You remember the day some of the disciples of the Lord could not cast out a devil tormenting a boy, Jesus cast it out and when they asked Him why they could not do it, Jesus told them that kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting (Mathew 17:14-21). The implication is that there are some levels one will not get to under God and things one will not be able to accomplish under God without a lifestyle of prayer and fasting.
5. Staying under a right spiritual father:
Some of the major blessings of a spiritual father in your life when it comes to the development of spiritual strength will be to help you develop the strength of God in your life, help you identify activities in your life that can destroy your spiritual strength and then sharing their strength with you. Another activity of a true spiritual father which a great number of Christians do not like is rebuke and correction. If you hate rebuke and correction, you will never carry authentic oil, strength and grace and if you will carry it, you will lose with time or you will destroy yourself with it.
The brothers of David could not face Goliath, because they had not taken time to develop spiritual strength with God. When David was old, one of the descendants of Goliath was about to kill him one day before the son of David’s brother came in and killed that giant. That boy had the story of how his father ran away from a giant, but he made up his mind to be trained by a giant killing spirit called David, that strength was developed in him and he became a giant killer (2 Samuel 21: 15 -22)
PRAYER: Lord, I take responsibility for acquiring strength in my inner man. I take hold of grace to grow from strength to strength in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Genesis 28:1-29:35, Matthew 9:18-38, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 3:11-12