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Some Teachings of Jesus Christ, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

Some Teachings of Jesus Christ, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

About Himself

  • That He is the only way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father, except through Him.

  • That His assignment was to fulfil the Law and the sayings of the prophets and not to abolish them.

  • That the shedding of His blood is the only power that cleanses from all sins.

  • That whatever we ask in His name, His Father will do it for us.

  • That anyone that has seen Him has seen His Father.

  • That He will never leave those who believe in Him.

The Kingdom of God / The Kingdom of Heaven

  • This is the centre of Jesus teaching.

  • Like the earthly kingdom we know, there is an eternal kingdom on which God reigns.

  • That the kingdom is about to be introduced on earth soon, and repentance from sin is a requirement to be part of that kingdom.

  • That for those that have repented, the kingdom has begun within them already.

  • That three things are crucial to benefit from in that kingdom: understanding of God’s word; commitment to obey the word; and devotion to God alone.

  • That the time is fast approaching when God will separate those who belong to that kingdom from those that do not.

  • That it will be particularly difficult for rich men to enter the kingdom of God.

Love the Lord your God (Mt. 12:28-30)

  • This is the greatest commandment, it must be done with the whole of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

  • That if we claim we love God, then we must obey Him.

  • That we must put our trust in God alone; and put Him first above everything else.

  • That we must show our commitment to God.

  • That we must be humble before God.

  • That we must make out time to communicate with God.

  • That we must not let money (mammon) become our greatest love, otherwise God will reject our love.

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mt. 12:31)

  • That the love we have for our neighbours is very crucial to our relationship with God.

  • That our love to our neighbours must be according to Christ loved us.

  • That it is by the love we have for one another that all men will know that we are His disciples.

  • That our neighbours are not just people we are related to; but anyone we come across in life.

  • That we must forgive those who sinned against us, just like God has forsaken us.

  • That if we do not forgive, God will not accept of us and will not receive from us.

  • That we must help the needy, the poor, the stranger, the imprisoned and the sick.

  • That we must do unto others, as we want others to do unto us.

  • That we must only examine ourselves and not try to judge others.

Giving

  • That all our giving must be prompted by love: love for God; or love for the recipient.

  • That the best-given offerings are those that were done sacrificially.

  • That our giving must be done not as a show-off.

  • That the measure with which we gave will determine the measure we will receive.

  • That tax and offerings to God are two different obligations, and we must fulfil both.

  • That we must always give a worthy offering to God.

  • That tithing must not be neglected or left undone (Mt. 23:23; Lk. 11:42).

Service to God

  • That it should be desired more than the necessary food we eat.

  • That we must not only start serving God but must finish our life with it.

  • That our service to God must be done with the whole of our being.

  • That if our service to God is done rightly, we will be rewarded here on earth and also be granted eternal life.

  • That our service must not be done as a show-off, as an eye service, for the recognition of men or just to please men.

  • That no one can serve two masters without failing. We must be prepared to serve Him alone or serve some other thing/person.

  • That service to God brings someone into honour (John 12: 26).

  • That we must go to the temple at service times and also use our gift to serve God in His temple.

Marriage

  • That marriage is an ordinance of God, and that once it has been joined, no one should put it apart.

  • That marriage is between a man and a woman.

  • That marriage should be for oneness, permanence

  • That sex before marriage is sinful (fornication).

  • That sex outside the marriage is sinful (adultery).

  • That divorce must be avoided, though it’s allowed on the ground of infidelity.

  • That care must be taken not to marry a divorcee.

Paradise & Hell / Eternal Life & Eternal Condemnation

  • That those who believe in Him will enjoy eternal life, but those who do not believe in Him will suffer eternal condemnation.

  • That Paradise is for those who obey God’s word while they live, and Hell is for those who do not obey God’s word.

  • That it is not possible to criss-cross in between the two eternal destinations.

  • That Paradise is a place of everlasting joy, while Hell is a place of everlasting torment.

  • That both destinations does not have respect for anyone nor discriminate against any person; but whatever one has done on earth will determine which one of the place they will go.

  • That especially what death or rapture meet with us will determine our eternal destination.

Prayer and Fasting

  • That we must pray to the Father in His name.

  • That our prayer to God must be daily.

  • That the prayer of agreement is very powerful.

  • That we must ask until our joy is full.

  • That our prayer must include: worship to God; eager to see His kingdom; request for daily provision; protection from evil; forgiveness of sin; deliverance from temptation; praises and majesty ascribed to Him; etc.

  • That prayer combined with fasting goes a long way to get difficult things done.

  • That we must embark on fasting, especially when we are to commence a task.

  • That our fasting should not be done to seek approval of men.

  • That we must not compare our spiritual state with another believer on these bases, for God sees beyond these.

His Second Coming

  • That He will come back again to establish His kingdom.

  • That those who believed in Him will reign with Him in that kingdom.

  • That there will be signs preceding His Second Coming (Fig tree buds; wars; earthquakes; etc).

  • That the gospel of Christ will be preached at the end of the world as a testimony then the end will come.

  • That we must watch and pray as this will happen unexpectedly.

  • That it will happen in a twinkle of an eye, which will not give room for instant repentance.

  • That becoming a ‘bride’ of Christ to be is not just sufficient, but we must be ready for the ‘wedding’ anytime

The sermon, Some Teachings of Jesus Christ, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on January 14, 2018.

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Destinies Do Speak, May Yours Not Keep Silent, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

Destinies Do Speak, May Yours Not Keep Silent, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

What is destiny? – Destiny can be defined as “The events that will necessarily happen to a particular thing or person in the future”.

How do I know my destiny?
Your destiny is what you are created for; what God intended for your life. What you were created for. The original plan of God for you; it is your divine purpose and assignment on earth. The way God sees you is your destiny.

For example, the destiny of Gideon was that he would be a mighty warrior and a great deliverer, but he was seeing himself as an insignificant fellow.
Judges 6:12 – And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

Jeremiah was ordained to be a voice for God to nations.
Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Ephesians 1:11 – In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

How do I know my destiny?
Our destiny usually manifest through our gifts. The kind of gift and talent God has bestowed on you will tell you what your destiny is or will be.

I Peter 4:10 – As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Proverbs 18:16 – A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

For example
Bazaleel, was destined to be great as he was gifted to be an anointed craftsman.
Exodus 31:1-5 – And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.

Joseph was destined to be great as he was gifted to be an anointed dreamer and interpreter of dreams.
Genesis 41:15 – And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.

Jephthah was destined to be great as he was gifted to be an anointed warrior.
Judges 11:1 – Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah.

For most of us like Gideon, the way God ordained and see our destinies may not be how we are yet. Two things may be the case: the crucial time for us to manifest that destiny is yet to come; or something serious may have happened to our destiny along the line.

If it is that the time for your destiny to manifest has not come fully, may God help you to wait for it, it shall surely come in Jesus name.
If it is that something had happened along the line, may God restore you to His original plan and purpose for your life in Jesus name.

6 things that can happen to a destiny
1. Destiny can be diverted.
Genesis 31:1-3 – And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory. And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 – There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.

Esau destiny was diverted.
Eli destiny was diverted.
King Saul destiny was diverted.

I pray in the name of Jesus, your destiny will not be diverted. If there be anyone in this gathering, that their destiny has been diverted for any reason, I decree a return, restoration of your destiny in Jesus name.

2. Destiny can be silenced.
Moses destiny was silenced for 30 years.
Jehu’s destiny was silenced for many years (I Kings 19:15-17; 2 Kings 9:5-6).

Someone here, your destiny has remained dormant, may the power to become active come upon your destiny in Jesus name.

3. Destiny can be truncated or stopped altogether. It can be made to come to an end prematurely.
Samson destiny was brought to an end by Delilah.
Gehazi destiny was brought to an end by his own greed and covetousness.
Naboth destiny was brought to an end by sheer wickedness.

In the name of Jesus Christ the Son of God, your destiny shall not be truncated. It shall not be cut off in its prime.

4. Destiny can be messed up and molested.
Mt 13: 24-28 – the enemy sow tares in the wheat.
Jabez destiny was messed up big time. He was to be an honourable man, but was a pain and sorrow his destiny was full of.

In the name of Jesus Christ, may your destiny not become messed up, may no one molest your destiny.
May the cry of what is messing up with my life not come from your mouth.

5. Destiny can be empowered, assisted or aided to do well.
In Luke 22:31-34, Peter’s destiny was aided by Jesus.
David’s destiny was aided by Jonathan.

I pray for you, may God empowered your destiny to succeed.
May God send formidable helpers of destiny to you.
Your destiny will not lack support in Jesus name.

6. Destiny can be fulfilled and achieved.
In 2 Tim. 4:7, Paul declared that his destiny was fulfilled.
In John 19:30, Jesus said His destiny was completed successfully.
In I Sam. 12:1-15, Samuel said his destiny was blamelessly fulfilled.

In the name of Jesus, your destiny will be fulfilled.
May your destiny not attract shame and reproach in Jesus name.

6 ways to fulfil your destiny – Joseph as a case study
1. Try and identify your special gift – For Joseph it was dream.
2. Live a life of obedience: Joseph obeyed his father, obeyed God. Eph. 4:1
3. Be kind and well behave to people wherever you go – Brothers, Potiphar, Chief Jailor…
4. Make adequate use of your gift – Tell me I prayed thee your dreams…
5. Be patient, the voice to a destiny has a voice it must speak, wait for it – 13 years…
6. Trust only in God, God usually use helpers, but do not trust in any – Butler used

May your destiny speak and not be silenced in Jesus name.

Prayers
Father, remove every darkness shielding your plan and purpose for my life.
Father, whenever I want to make a mistake regarding my destiny, please direct me aright.
Father, destroy every power that is trying to re-program my destiny wrongly.
I command every enchantment against my destiny to be nullified in Jesus name.
Father, do not allow me to be removed from your divine agenda.
Father, repair every damage that may have been done to my destiny in Jesus name.
Father, let my life be restored to the original plan you have for me.
In the name of Jesus, I refuse to live below my Divine destiny.
I command every power of darkness that want to mess up with my destiny to be disoriented in Jesus name.
In the name of Jesus, I shall fulfil my destiny.

The sermon, Destinies Do Speak, May Yours Not Keep Silent, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on January 7, 2018.

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Though It Takes Time, Wait For It, It Will Not Be Late, Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

I tried to use simpler tenses to drive home the point rather than using the original version of “Though it tarries, wait for it, it will not tarry.

There is one of the Yoruba proverbs that say “There is no time one sews a dress and won’t find an occasion to wear it to”.
That proverb will arise when one is getting perplexed about having something before a particular occasion. The proverb says that one’s priority is to be patient and have the something first; once you have it, there will certainly be another occasion to use it.

Eccl 3:1 – To everything, there is a season. To every purpose, there is a time.

For every occurrence under heaven, God has put their seasons in place. They run according to a set pattern, so that their cycle and timings cannot fail (Earth rotation, earth revolution, gestation periods, etc.).
Genesis 8:22
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

For every purpose of God under heaven, there is also a stipulated time. This is what we call appointed time, set time or fullness of time.

For example, in Gen 3:15, God declared that the war of supremacy between the Serpent (Devil) and Man was not over. That while the Serpent will bruise the heel of the Seed of the Woman; the Seed of the Woman in turn will still crush his head.
Genesis 3:15 – And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

The set time for that prophecy was to be about 4,000 years later.
Galatians 4:4 – But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Likewise, also the purpose(s) of God upon the life of an individual has set times, or appointed times in which they must occur.
I have come to understand that in the life of we humans, there are three kinds of time: Desired Time; Appointed Time & Occurrence Time.

The destiny of Moses could be used as an example. God already told Abram that his descendant would serve a foreign nation for 400 years, after which He would bring them out with great riches (Gen. 15:13-14).
Moses was born 50 years to the end of those 400 years of servitude. When He was 40 years, his Desired Time to free Israel came (come of age, spies), but alas it was short of 10 years of the set time. Moses ran away for the next 40 years, pushing the Occurrence Time 30 years beyond the Set Time (Ex. 7:7; 12:40-41).

Sometimes these three times collide and happened at once, then one may say “I said it or I knew it”. However, it is not because you said it, or knew it; it is because God allowed it.
E.g. “Someone may say I must be a graduate at 21…” Some of us that didn’t graduate at 21, it wasn’t because we were dull; the three times did not just collide at that point.

Sometimes, the Desired Time and the Appointed Time are at conflict. One will need to exercise patience at such times, for if care is not taken, excessive Desired Time can nullify the Appointed Time; so that there may not be an Occurrence Time (Gehazi; Achan; Judas).

Eccles 8:6 – Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.

Because there is an appointed time for things to be done by God, and Man has his own desired time, frustration and anxiety may set in when desired time has elapsed or elapsing; whereas the appointed time has not come.

Our God is however merciful, He can still overlook our errors, if we make amends and bring another opportunity for a further Appointed Time (Abraham – Isaac).

Habakkuk 2:2-3  – And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

This is an answer God gave Habakkuk as he questions God’s judgement of good and evil. His complaint was in chapter 1:1-4. He became frustrated the more as God even kept quiet regarding his complain and murmuring.
Habakkuk 1:1-4 – The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! Even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? For spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

It was when he became sober and exercise patience in chapter 2:1, that God began to explain to him.
Habakkuk 2:1 – I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

God told him that there is an appointed time for everything. Because a wicked man prospers does not mean is upright. Judgement may tarries, we must wait for it, as it will surely come, and it will not be late. But the just shall live by their faith.

– You are here, there is a particular burden in your heart; you have cried to God about it, and it appears He has not heard, something you know God is not supposed to be allowing or tolerate, yet it appears that God has refused to save.
Know that there is an appointed time for that vision. For the vision to speak and not lie, you must wait for it. It may delay, but please wait. It will surely come to pass.

Illustration
The departure of trains from station. 12:15 Train to London Kings Cross. You may get to the platform for 11:45 and the train is there. It’s not going yet. You can’t even enter yet.

The bible makes us to understand that God loved Naaman the Syrian, (Jesus) an appointed method and time was set to heal him of his leprosy. He finally made it to Elisha’s house and was asked to go and dip himself in Jordan River seven times and his healing would occur.

Unfortunately, that was not the desired method and timing for Naaman. He thought Elisha would come out, laid hands on him and the leprosy would disappear. Even though this is what God can do, but that was not the specified appointed format from heaven for him.

Thank God for his servants who kept urging him to comply, so that he was able to complete his requirements for his appointed time to occur.

– There is someone here; an advice has been given to you by a godly person regarding something in particular you desire. You are still reluctant to take the advice, even though your heart tells you its right. I have been asked to tell you to heed to the advice before your appointed time becomes lengthened.

– There is another person, you have made few attempts at something and you have given up. Run with the vision again. You are close to the set time than when you began.

One of the most painful things to bear for man is waiting time. We don’t want to wait long; some people don’t even want to wait at all.
– My experience at the Bank on Wednesday. Thank God I wasn’t late.

We always want the quickest ways of getting things done: quick Pando, instant noodles, 2 mins oats, microwave meals, etc. We feed ourselves with chemicals just because we want to save time. Often, such time saved comes at an expense to one’s health.

Our God hates impatience. Neither does He wants us to be impatient; because He Himself is a patient Being, though He has the power to do and undo anything at any given time.
Ezekiel 18:23 – Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Matthew 13:24-30 – Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

God made a statement that is hard to swallow about a set of twin brothers. Esau have I hated, Jacob have I loved, even when they were yet to be born! This was borne out of the fact that Esau was a profane person (he treated a sacred opportunity with abuse and disdain); this was due to his impatient character. He thought he would die before his meal would be ready. What a loss he suffered!

You are here, something that can be likened to your ‘meal’ is still in preparation and you are already removing the cover to ‘eat’, take it easy, be patient. A meat that is half done is dangerous to health, it disturbs the system. You will not be disturbed in Jesus name.

One of the ways whereby God tests our faith is through patience in waiting. Temptations test our obedience; trials of patience test our faith and trust in God. Such that we cannot claim we are just, if our faith collapse through impatience.

Joseph was shown by God that he would be a leader in the future. He was tempted by Potiphar’s wife; he had to wait 13 years for his appointed time, though it tarried, it wasn’t late.

David was anointed as a replacement king for Saul over Israel. He was tempted to kill Saul; he had to wait 13 years to reign over Judah and another 7 years to reign over the whole of Israel. It took time, but it wasn’t late.

Abraham was chosen by God to start a godly race. He travelled thousands of miles through the desert to live as a sojourner in a land that he was promised. He was tempted by his wife; he had to wait 25 years for the promised child. The promise tarried, yet it came to pass.

Moses was born to be a deliverer of the children of Israel; he was tempted by his passion and he had to wait 40 years for his appointed time to come again. It was a long wait, the promise came to pass.

If waiting time is not handled properly, it can lead to something bad. It can degenerate to:
– Anxiety/Worry – the Israelites at Red Sea, if Moses did not say “Wait & see…” They would have drowned.
– Doubt/Unbelief – Abram, almost derailed the plan of God for his life twice, with Abimelech king of Gerar and Hagar the housemaid.
– Fear – Saul making sacrifice, Elijah escaping from Jezebel.

As humans, we are very time conscious, even though we can’t make everything happen the time we want them. God however is not just timely but also timeless. He does things on time; yet He is not bound by time.

What we can only do is in Psalms 37:5 – Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

As this year draws to a close today; is there anything God has promised you that is yet to happen? Write the vision down. Make it plain in bold letters. Run with it. Though it delays, wait for it, it shall surely come to pass, it will not be late.
May you eventually testify of that vision in Jesus name. Amen!

Prayers
1. Father, do not allow any of the vision you have shown me to die. Let them speak.
2. Father, help me to wait for the manifestation of the visions you have shown me.
3. Father, do not pass the vision you have for me to another.
4. Father keep me alive to see all the visions you have for me to come to pass.

The sermon, Though It Takes Time, Wait For It, It Will Not Be Late, Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on December 31, 2017.

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The Son of God Who Became The Son of Man, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

The Son of God Who Became The Son of Man, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

After the disobedience of Adam Eve in the Garden of Eden; God promised and proclaimed that the Seed of the Woman will later do justice to the serpent – the Devil that deceived the first Man and Woman to commit sin (Gen 3:15).
Genesis 3:15 – And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Later on, several men of God prophesied about the coming of the Son of Man who will be the Messiah of the world, especially of the Jewish race. Prominent of them are Moses, David, Isaiah, Micah and Daniel.

In Daniel 7: 13-14, Daniel prophesy that he saw the Son on Man, who has access and a very close relationship with the Almighty, which he referred to as the Ancient of Days.
Such that Daniel was even able to see beyond the first coming of the Son of Man – the Messiah, but also into His second coming.

Daniel 7:13-14 – I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him:his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

According to the scriptures, this prophecy tallied with the assignment of Jesus Christ, who will later come to reign on earth for a thousand years with great power, authority and peace.

There are many instances in the bible where Jesus was referred to as the Son of Man; and where He referred to Himself as the Son of Man.
The phrase ‘Son of Man’ in the Jewish understanding refers to Messiah whom God will send to deliver His people. So when Jesus spoke about Himself as the Son of Man; the Jewish people understood what He meant, even though the didn’t receive Him as such.

Jesus was and is that Son of God that became the Son of Man.

In the bible, God called Prophet Ezekiel the ‘Son of Man’ many times, obviously because he was born of man or by man. A son of man is unarguably a man.

However, it goes forward to mean that Jesus though a Son of God, the only begotten of the Father, and the firstborn among the resurrected saints, became a human being by coming in flesh.

John 1:1- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 – And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Interestingly, we too were first created as sons and daughters of God; but later became sons and daughters of man.

Genesis 5:1-3 – This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

For us to regain our position as sons and daughters of God; it was necessary for the first born of God to lay down His life and die; so that through His death and resurrection, we can be reconciled back to God as His sons and daughters.

Galatians 3:26 – For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Jesus was explaining to Nicodemus – the Pharisee, that for one to make it to heaven, there is only one way to follow – what Jesus called being ‘Born Again’. Jesus declared that having come from heaven, as the Son of God that became the Son of Man, He alone was in the best position to show man the way to heaven and God.

John 3:13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

We have put today aside to sing special carols to appreciate the Son of God who left His unimaginable throne in heaven to become the Son of Man on earth for you and I. The only way, we can give Him the fulfilment of what He has done is to declare by way of confessional statement that Jesus the Messiah came in flesh; that the price of death He paid is for us; and that we are expecting His return.

How many believed this?
How many will like to say this confessional statement with me today?

Almighty Father, I acknowledge that your son Jesus Christ to came to this world in flesh. I humbly confess and repent of my sins (both committed and/or inherited). I ask that you please forgive me and write my name in the book of life.
Let your Spirit help me to wait righteously for your Son’s return or my coming home.
Let me see you in glory.

Thank you Father, for saving my soul, in Jesus name.

Congratulations & Merry Christmas in advance!

The sermon, The Son of God Who Became The Son of Man, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on December 10, 2017 on the occasion of 2017 Christmas Carol.