this message is an excerpt from the 2016 cross overnight service as taught by Bishop Thomas Aremu
When we talk about the glory of God, we are talking about the kind of glory that is elastic; without an end. The glory of man has its end but the Glory of God is without end. All high flyers in the scriptures were raised by instructions. Examples are:
- Abraham-Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 22:1-18, Galatians 3:14.
- Isaac– Genesis 26:1-14
- Paul– Acts 26:19, Galatians 1:15-16
The time to glorify us has come but our dedication to Christ and to the course of His kingdom is what will deliver our glorification to us, John 12:23-26. Seeking first the kingdom of God must be our priority because it entitles us to everything; those things that others are running after, Matthew 6:33. Jeremiah 3:16 in this year 2016, you must adjust your program and give God the number one position. Serving God makes you operate in greater realms of glory, Psalm 24:6-7. You will always reflect where you belong, you cannot serve God and not experience His glory. Luke 18:28-30.
The access to the realms of greater glory is consistent stewardship, John 15:8. Whatever you do to glorify God, qualifies you for glory on earth. There is no holiday in stewardship. Fruit bearing is a commandment not an advice, Matthew 28:19-20. John 14:21 the proof of your love for God is obeying His commandments. 1 Corinthians 2:9, John 15:16. Serving God makes answered prayers your heritage. God is all about people John 21:16-17. The heartbeat of God is all about souls. What you make happen for others God will make happen for you. John 10:16, John 17:17-18. If you love God you must love souls.
2016 is the year of distinction where God will separate those who love Him and who don’t love by their service, Malachi 3:15-16. The ultimate desire of God for men is to become His servants not title bearers, Joshua 1:1.
God is not looking for who to use but who to bless Exodus 23::23-25. Proverbs 13:17 God is not looking for who to stress. There is nothing God will do in your life that will not be initiated by you. Don’t just sit down, initiate kingdom issues. God is not looking for who to disgrace but who to honour John 12:24-26, Job 36:11. God is looking for who to distinguish not diminish, Psalm 115:10-12.