Pastor Olabisi

Pastor Olabisi

Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.

She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.

 

Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.

13.07.2016

Holiness Is of God

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Holiness Is of God. No one is entitled to be called 'His Holiness' except the LORD God Almighty. In the Old Testament of the Bible God gave several laws to Isreal His chosen nation as representatives of mankind. But, they were unable to fulfil the entire laws of God and they repeatedly backslide and sinned against God simply because by nature man is sinful. God of course foreknew that man will fall into sin and that man in the fall into sin will be unable to meet His standard of holiness independently of Him and reconcile back to His Holy Spirit without His divine intervention. Therefore, God from the very beginning in His foreknowledge intended to make us holy and acceptable unto Him eternally not by the Old Testament sacrificial system or by laws written on tablet stones, but through a new covenant blood relationship sealed by the remission blood of Christ Jesus (Jeremiah 31:31-33, Revelation 13:8).

Our sinful nature, which is impossible for us to get rid of independent of God's remission intervention was the main barrier in the way of man reconciling with God's Holy Spirit to have and enjoy an eternal life relationship of peace, rest and joy with Him. God as our Maker is entirely sovereignly independently divinely righteous and holy because of who He is. And if God will only grant man relationship access to His Holy Spirit if man is sinless and holy just as He is, then unless God who is His HOLINESS in itself intervenes for us to enable us meet His holiness standards, it will be impossible for us as mankind to get rid of the first Adamic man sinful nature that we all acquiesced in let alone attain God's holiness standard independently of His Holy Spirit (Romans 3:19-31).

God's divine remission intervention for mankind came in the Person of Christ. Through Christ's finished work of remission on the cross, God paved the way for us as mankind to completely do away with our sinful nature and fully adopt His perfect holy nature. Christ through His remission work on the cross crucified the corporate body of the sinful natured flesh and in so doing, He once and for all paved the way for us to have forgiveness of our sins from God, reconcile back with His Holy Spirit and have a sinless relationship with God our Maker and heavenly Father. As a result of Christ's complete remission works we are now able to:

1. Do away with our sinful nature when we repent from sins and adopt God's own holy and perfect righteous sinless nature from the sinless Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)

2. Have access to God's Holy Spirit and have a sinless peaceful covenant relationship with Him (Romans 5:1-5)

3. Obey God's laws, which is all about divine love through the power of obedience we receive from Christ (Matthew 22:35-40, Romans 1:1-5).

4. Fulfil God's primary purpose for creating us, which is to worship Him eternally as our God, Creator and Maker in spirit and in truth (John 4:21-24).

5. Exercise dominion over sin, evil powers and the wicked principalities forces of this world who are the primary agents of sins (Romans 6:6-23, Ephesians 6:10-12).

6. See and enter God's kingdom through our new birth in Christ (John 3:1-8).

7. Be free from condemnation of sins, live unto God in newness of spirit with a lively hope of eternal life and no longer live unto sin indebted to consequences of sin, which is death (John 1:12, Romans 6:23 & 8:1-17, Galatians 2:19-21).

Christ Jesus as the fulfiller of all Old Testament remission laws remains man's only means of receiving forgiveness for sins and reconciling with God (Romans 10:1-4). Choosing to surrender your life to Christ therefore is not just a choice of a religious ideology amidst the several religious ideologies in the world that are considered to be of equal standing in promoting the attainment of God's holiness and righteousness standards. Instead, choosing to surrender your all to Christ, is in fact a choice of God's holiness in itself and a departure from devil's nature of sinfulness. This choice is not by force. It is a choice we must all make by willingly surrendering our entire being unto God through Christ and not by any forceful means.

If your desire is to avoid the eternal consequences of sin, which is eternal death, and have eternal life in God's kingdom, then as it is written, your only chance of realistically realising your desire is by fulfilling God's holiness standard through Christ. God's holiness standards requirement is not discretionary. It is a mandatory requirement we must all fulfil if we are to end up in His eternal life kingdom. God will not allow an ungodly or an unholy spirit to enter His holy kingdom to have benefits and rewards of eternal life (1 Corinthians 15:50). And none can ever meet God's holiness standards requirement through vain religious practices or by independent works of so called righteousness. Our only means of entering God's kingdom and receiving from Him the everlasting rewards of eternal life is by meeting His holiness and righteousness standard through His own only divinely approved way, which is Christ Jesus.

Holiness is of God and holiness, which is of God is God's very own divine sinlessness standard. Therefore, it is impossible for man to attain it through any naturalistic centred religious prescription no matter how heavy the dosage is. Holiness is only possible through us reconciling with God's Holy Spirit who as holiness itself is the only one that can make us holy! Christ Jesus as the manifested body of holiness and righteousness of God is the only divinely approved sinless body given to us by God to enable us reconcile back to His Holy Spirit and meet His divine sinlessness, holiness and righteousness standard. Outside of Christ therefore, none in the eyes of God can ever be sinless, righteous and holy just as God is holy let alone have a legitimate lively hope of spending eternal life in the holy kingdom of the Almighty God who is forever and ever: Holy, Holy and Holy.

Jesus Christ is calling you today! Not into a religion, but to enter into a sinless, righteousness and holy relationship with the LORD God Almighty who as is His HOLINESS itself is: our Saviour, Redeemer, eternal Rock of Ages, KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS.

Stop wasting your time labouring in carnal vain religious practices, which profits your soul nothing. Come out of sinfulness into God's holiness by accepting Jesus's holy calling upon your life today if you are yet to!

1 Peter 1:2-5

"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

13.07.2016

Persevere In All Things

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Persevere In All Things  so that you can receive the benefit of God's grace and love, which is eternal life. God's grace and love revealed in the flesh is Jesus Christ. Christ as God's grace and love revealed endured the cross not because He deserved to die, but in obedience to the Father. Today you may be thinking whatsoever you are going through you do not deserve it and as a result, you might be contemplating giving up on perseverance and quitting your walk of faith because you have had enough and you simply cannot take the suffering and pain any more. The fact of the matter however, is that you have nothing whatsoever to gain by giving up, but everything to lose.

Obedience to God is indeed the key to our promotions. Your endurance and perseverance therefore cannot lead you to a disappointing end. Therefore ensure you always persevere in all things. Your perseverence will surely work together for the promotion of your spirit to the glory of God. And as you continually endure and obey God in all your doings and ways, you will indeed discover that what seems as your tomb of doom is not actually for a dead end, but a learning and training ground God allowed you to be in to enable you graduate from the tomb to His infinite Throne land of eternal glory.

Your perseverance is a central evidence of your heart of obedience towards God. And as you continually persevere and remain in steadfast walk of obedience towards God, be rest assured that God will indeed continually work everything together for the eternal goodness of your soul and for His infinite glory!

Persevere in all things, remain fervently prayerful, hope in God always and continually trust in Him to work out the perfect result for your soul.

Prayer:

Thank You LORD for Your finished work of remission for my soul through Christ Jesus. Let Jesus's power of obedience fall upon me and let me continually walk in obedience towards You. Give me the grace to always persevere in all my trials and let me endure in all circumstances from beginning to the end. Purify me LORD Jesus from the effects of sinful covenants. Break every yoke of sinful relationships and destroy every ungodly contract of the enemy. Set me free from wicked unproductive spiritual relationships and shed Your atonement blood afresh upon my soul. Forgive me all my trespasses and account Your righteousness daily unto me. Establish my spirit in your Will of life and confirm my name in your Book Of Life.

Show me Your loving kindness daily and comfort me as my Comforter oh Holy Spirit my infinite Comforter. Overcome all the wicked intentions of the flesh for me and let the resurrection power of Christ overpower every death wish and intentions against me. Free me completely from the enemy’s constraints and let my soul operate in the power of Your righteous and authority. Liberate my spirit from every oppressive spirits and deliver me daily from evil. Renew my mind daily with Your knowledge of life and enrich my soul with Your divine wisdom. Purge me daily from every secret faults and let me never go back to my vomit.

Have mercy on my soul oh LORD my God and do not take Your Holy Spirit away from me. Open the eyes of my understanding so I can always see, understand and appreciate Your divine plans for my life. Let Your grace rest and abide with me daily. Let my soul magnify You daily. Let my heart be perfectly circumcised and focused on You. Let my mind be filled with Your righteous thoughts and let it always reason in alignment with Your Will for my life. Let my body be daily sanctified and let it remain Your tabernacle of praise and a living and acceptable sacrifice unto You. Let my spirit be led always by Your Holy Spirit and let me never stray away from Your presence. Yield the entire members of my components of existence to Your regeneration plans and let Your perfect Will be for ever done in my life. Amen.

28.06.2016

Victory In Christ

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Victory In Christ is our only means of overcoming the world! The world is a spiritual warfare battle-zone and no human being is neutral in this battle. You are either on the devil's side or on God's side. The devil's warfare objective is basically to kill, steal and destroy.  And man's only means of winning against every evil battle plan objectives of the devil is to have victory in Christ through total surrender to Jesus. It is only through active surrender to Jesus that we can avoid defeat in eternal death and have assured victory of eternal life of peace, rest and joy in the kingdom of Cod.

Believe it or not, there is a spiritual battle going on for your soul and none can win this battle with physical weapons (2 Corinthians 10:3-6). Your only chance of winning is by inviting Jesus Christ to come into your life as light of life to indwell in Your soul. Christ as the light of life is our whole armour shield of protection against the wicked darts of the devil and none outside of Christ is safe or protected from falling prey to the evil attacks from satan's battalion legions of demons.  It is only  through Christ as righteousness of God revealed that you will be in right standing with God. And if God be for you none can be against you (Romans 8:28-31).

The devil as the chief warlord of the darkness regiment world has already lost all his battles and his entire case before God even from before the foundation of the world (Revelation 12:7-12). The devil is a loser in all realms and dominion, and there are no winning opportunities or chances of real victory whatsoever for anyone that is in lucifer loser's camp.

Victory in all aspect is only assured through you having victory in Christ! And by surrendering your all to Him today if you are yet to, you will automatically become a winner against satan the chief devil and will continue to stand in victory against satan and his entire axes of evil for as long as you remain in Christ. Christ is calling you today into His winner's camp. Come out of the loser's camp of the devil and begin to enjoy every day of victory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:10-13

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

20.06.2016

Jesus Christ Knows What It Feels Like!

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Empathy is different from sympathy. One can be sympathetic but not necessarily empathetic. We can only be empathetic towards a person that we have walked in his or her shoes. If a person for instance does not know what it feels like to be discouraged, then he or she is highly unlikely to understand what it feels like to be discouraged. And a person who is clueless about what it feels like to be discouraged will lack what it takes to rightly encourage the discouraged.

Christ our personal LORD and Saviour is our perfect encourager because no matter how daunting the situation we find ourselves in this world, He has actually been through worse things for us in this fallen world of sin. He knows exactly what it feels like to be rejected by those you love dearly. He knows what it is like to be accused of telling lies when you are in fact speaking the whole truth. Christ as the truth itself was not only rejected and called a liar back then when He walked the face of this earth, He is still being rejected daily by human beings across the world that He died and suffered for. Even though He is the righteousness of God itself manifested in the flesh, the majority of the people who were living on this earth back then when He walked the face of this earth did not receive and embrace Him with joy. He was constantly accused by the people of lying. He was called mad. He was accused of rebellion against righteousness even though He is as the Spirit of Righteousness itself revealed, the only one who can fully deliver us from the damming consequences of rebellion against God's righteousness, which is eternal death (Romans 6:33)

Christ knows what it feels like to be wrongly accused of something you are innocent of. He knows what it feels like to be punished for a wrong that is actually committed by another. He knows what it feels like to be side-tracked and treated as unimportant. Throughout His ministry walk on earth, Christ was constantly referred to as an ordinary man who is a mere carpenter's son even though He is in fact the only begotten Son of God, King of kings LORD of lords and God in Person (Isaiah 9:6, John 3:16, 1 Timothy 3:16). Even though Christ is the King of kings and LORD of lords, no public holiday was declared back then to celebrate His birth when He was born. He was born in a manger and not in some big palace. He wasn’t regarded by the people as a Prince let alone accepted as King of kings. He had a very humble beginning with His birth in a manger and even though He is entirely sinless, He was sentenced to die the kind of death that was deemed fit for the worst criminals of that era. Christ our personal LORD and Saviour knows exactly what it feels like to be persecuted, oppressed and constantly picked on by the devil. Jesus is indeed not a High Priest who has not walked in our shoes. And as our High Priest who has walked in our shoes, He is totally empathetic and not at all inhumane in His ways and attitude toward us.

Jesus Christ as our King of kings momentarily stepped out of His eternal existence into time in human form, not to set up a worldly religion, but to finish the work of our salvation on the cross and to walk in our trial shoes so that we can through His redemption blood and victorious pass marks, overcome all to the glory of God. Christ as our Saviour who has in fact faced all the trial test that we can possibly face in this world knows just how tough it is for us as humans to live and survive the daily struggles that we constantly face in this fallen world of sin. Christ our victorious King of kings who faced all trials of the world and overcame all by His righteousness Will and holy authority is with His redeemed daily as our Immanuel. He is invisibly with us in this visible world to encourage and take us through each challenging day of our lives safe and sound, preparing us daily for eternal life abiding with Him in His everlasting kingdom of peace, rest and joy. Therefore, no matter how tough or challenging the situation or circumstance you can possibly find yourself in the world, as a redeemed in Christ, always remember that Christ is not only taking you through it, but He knows exactly what it feels like to be going through whatsoever you are going through!

Christ as our holy Saviour has indeed walked in every trials shoes that you can possibly find yourself in. He knows just how tight our trials shoes can be and He knows just how daunting and discomforting it can be for us as human beings to suddenly find ourselves endlessly struggling in extremely tight trials shoes that we have not bargained for or feel we deserve to be in. Christ as our Saviour is not detached from our pains. He knows our pains, feelings, emotions and He is the only one that is perfectly qualified to encourage, empower, take us through all our challenges and bring us out of it all full of His might and strength, perfectly refined and in complete wholesomeness.

No matter how daunting the challenges you are facing today, my word of encouragement is, that you should keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and never look away from Him. He knows exactly how you are feeling and why you are feeling the way you are feeling. Look daily unto Christ our holy and righteous High Priest (Hebrews 12:1-3). Give thanks to the LORD Jesus daily for His finished work on the cross and rejoice in the knowledge of His pure love for your soul. Magnify His presence in your life by reaching out daily to impact the lives of others. Delete worry with your daily worship of Christ the King of kings. The joy of the LORD is your strength. Step out of the daunting feeling of problems and step daily into the joyous rest of your Maker with your hallelujah praise! Amen.

Wishing all the redeemed of Christ out there a joyous and restful day in His presence.

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" ~ Hebrews 4:14-16

11.06.2016

The Pathway To Eternal Life

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My physical body says ‘This journey called life is just too daunting for me.’

My feet says ‘I am too tired to carry on marching ahead in the midst of all these challenges.’

My heart says ‘We must keep going for this world is not our home.’

‘My home is in heaven and I must get there’ says my spirit. ‘Fear not’ says my soul! ‘You are not travelling alone, The Shepherd of life is with you Holding you by His arms Leading you by His grace’ ‘He is the only pathway to eternal life and His name is Jesus Christ’ says my Maker.

'As long as I keep following Christ’ says my entire being:

I will find comfort in the midst of discomfort Relief in the midst of distress Peace in the midst of anxiety Hope in the midst of my challenges Strength in the midst of my weakness Joy in the midst of sadness

Light in the midst of darkness Courage in the midst of fear.

‘Stick to this pathway of life’ says my mind.

‘It is the only pathway of assured victory’ says my spirit. ‘I will gladly follow Christ to the end’ says my soul!

 For in Christ alone, I am destined to win all battles and guaranteed to reach my heavenly destination of eternal glory! Amen.