There are many times in our lives when we don’t acknowledge God’s blessing upon us, and continue struggling with the circumstances. We blame God for not helping us, but we never realise His blessing in disguise until we experience something that reveals His favours upon us. Whatever circumstances we are going through, we should not ever forget that our Father always stands by us and never allows wander off the track if we devote ourselves to him.
Here we are sharing one of the messages of Pastor Chris – a renowned Christian Pastor and preacher – on acknowledging the blessings bestowed upon us.
“Thank God for making it possible for us to receive the Holy Spirit! That’s the greatest blessing anybody could ever receive. The Holy Spirit is the One who reveals to us hidden mysteries and secrets that natural men can’t perceive. The people of this world have the spirit of the world, but we have the Spirit of God, Who reveals to us those things that God has freely given to us.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)
Pastor Chris says:
“Many people would just run down the scripture mentioned above without ever stopping to ask: “What has God freely given to us?” There are a number of things that have been freely given to us by God, and it is important that we acknowledge them. That’s why the Holy Spirit came into our lives to show us those things. Even though God has prepared so much for us, it is impossible for us to go through the life without ever recognizing those things. Many are not aware that God has freely given us a great life to enjoy.
We carry on living like paupers, when actually we are princes. Until someone receives the Holy Spirit, we would not acknowledge what God has in store for us. We will keep walking in darkness as though we had nothing from God. We will keep struggling for everything; we may even cheat, lie, and do all sorts of evil because we don’t know the wonderful blessings and glorious benefits of the Kingdom God called him to enjoy. A glorious life pronounces peace, righteousness, divine healing and health, prosperity, forgiveness, fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. These are God’s glorious blessings given to us to enjoy freely.
“The Holy Spirit came to reveal these blessings to you, and teach you how to walk in them. Recognize His ministry in your life today, and He’ll transport you into your place of divine inheritance where God ordained for you before the foundation of the world!”
“But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,” (Acts 1:8 NKJV).
The Word of God gives life and is able to cause extraordinary changes. The Words of Jesus inspires us to praise & worship God amid trials and challenges and have hope amid despair to lead a victorious life.
A message on the Supernatural Power to Effect Changes – from Pastor Chris Oyakhilome addresses God’s people around the world on the power bestowed on us.
“God has given us a life of glory and power in Christ Jesus. Our theme verse gives us an important information about this life of power. It lets us know that through the Holy Spirit, we’ve been infused with supernatural power to effect positive changes in our lives and in our circumstances.
The choice of words in the Scripture is very important because if you don’t understand the exact meaning, you wouldn’t be able to incorporate the words in your personal life. For example, the Lord Jesus said “…you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you….” The word “power” derives from the Greek word “Dunamis,” which means power or ability to effect changes. It refers to miracle-working ability; the ability to make supernatural things happen. It also means the power of excellence.
You received this supernatural power and ability when you receive the Holy Spirit; a special ability to perform! This supernatural power for excellence and extraordinary might effect changes is in you now. Do you see why you ought never to be a victim in life? Jesus gave you a life of power.
If you find yourself in a predicament or in a precarious situation, you don’t have to give up. There’s power in you to effect a change. You don’t need to go around looking for help or seeking power from place to place; the power you need is already within you. The Holy Spirit is the power of God and the power-giver, and He lives in you in His fullness! Therefore, you’re full of power. You can do anything and change anything through the power of the Spirit.”
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”.
Books have unparalleled power to encourage and inspire someone. Adorned with impactful words, each leaf of a book inspires thoughts that it is reflected through words uttered and actions made. Keeping the unrivalled importance of books on thoughts, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome initiated the publication of LoveWorld Books covering a number of topics including faith, love, mind, devotion, spirituality, divine healing, and health.
Authored by Pastor Chris himself, the words embossed on each leaf of every book fosters your faith in God, thereby making you live under the light of God. So if you want to learn secrets to live a victorious life, overcome your sins, and come out of bondage of anything unwanted, you should get yourself engrossed into the depth of words.
Here are some books published under the umbrella of the LoveWorld Books that you must read.
Book: Healing Heaven
Category: Divine Healing & Health
God wants His children to be physically and mentally sound. He desires that you, His child, prosper in your spirit, soul and body. No matter the situation you are going through, there is a message in this book – Healing Heaven – for you. If you are sick and bed-ridden, if medical science has given up on you, the divine truths contained in this book will foster your faith that makes your spirit to rise from your bed and walk.
This book is an outstanding revelation masterpiece that teaches us not only just how to receive our healing, but also how we should put our faith to work so we can live the life of victory, success, joy, health and prosperity which God has ordained for us.
Book: Seven Spirits of God
Category: The Holy Spirit
The indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in our soul and mind is one of the greatest gifts we could ever have as a Christian. If anyone knew the importance and ministry of the Holy Spirit in man, it was Jesus. There is no authentic Christianity without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our Eternal Comforter. “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth…” (John 14:16-17).The Holy Spirit will never leave you. Jesus Christ helps, guides, counsels and strengthens our spirit to live a victorious life and inspire others around us to do the same.
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalm 32:8)
Book: When God Visits You
Category: Prayer & Prophecy
Our Heavenly Father earnestly desires us to maintain a rich and enduring fellowship with us. But, how can we enjoy such communion with all His blessings. Praying the right way not only makes us to gain insight into dynamic principles of faith but also ignites a passion for prayer within us.
Through this compilation, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has attempted to reveal how to take advantages of the powerful gift of prophecy to create the future we want.
To order Love World Books, visit loveworldbooks.org.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)
God is here telling us that if we establish faith in us, we will achieve victory. It is our victory, yes, but really, it is Lord’s victory – in us. The faith itself is the victory. The faith isn’t unto the victory. The faith is the victory. The existence of faith in us is evidence of our Father’s victory in us.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome delivered a message addressing His children across the world to persuade them to build faith in themselves to overcome grievances.
“Faith is the victory that has overcome the world! There’s no battle left for any of God’s children to fight. Every battle has been fought and won by Jesus. All He expects today is for us to live in the realm of the finished works by maintaining the victory that he obtained for us as a result of His death, burial and resurrection. As we consistently take our stand in faith against sickness, disease, poverty, death and every other manipulations of the devil, we are maintaining our victory in Christ Jesus.
You must completely reject anything that hurts or binds because you’ve been delivered from all the oppression of the enemy. Life in Christ is a super-life. It’s a daily expression of victorious and triumphant living!
2 Corinthians 2:14 says; Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ! Notice it didn’t say we’re triumphant sometimes but always! I tell you, there’s no defeat for the Christian. A true Christian does not fail in life, he’s an all-round success.”
Hear Him, when you come to that level where faith becomes your conscious lifestyle, you’ll never have a reason to despair, and neither would you any more give room for despondency in your life. You will not blame anybody for whatever problems you may face because you’ll discover that you’re responsible for whatever happens to you. Nobody can make you poor, sick, or subject to the low life of a victim because you operate daily by faith! Faith is the victory that overcomes the world and its systems. Hallelujah!”
Have faith in your Heavenly Father and in yourself as well to get through your problems like a warrior and achieve triumph.
For more such motivating messages, visit christembassy.org.
Every day children are faced with one major challenge or the other and they tend to rely on their parents for support. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most children who survive on the streets, some without parents and some with parents who can barely take care of them.
These children have been made to pass through certain ordeals and with no one to turn to , these children are left to fend for themselves. Some die in the process while the others that managed to survive have little or nothing to hold on to.
An example is the case of 9-year-old Uche. Rendered homeless by the painful ordeal that strikes his family, Uche is welcomed by the dark corners of the slum where he seeks refuge. Another is Ladi, a 7-year-old girl who sells wares on the sunny streets of Rano in order for her handicapped 50-year-old mother and two younger siblings to pull through life on a daily basis.
All these and more are the travails faced by indigent children in our society today. The Bible says in the book of Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (NKJV). A child who is left on the street uneducated tends to cause havoc in the society, and without timely intervention, many grow up to become notorious criminals.
With the InnerCity Mission’s “Back to School Campaign“, hope is restored and the child who needs to be off the streets is taken off and given a new mindset as he embraces the learning process in the four walls of a classroom.
The society stands to be the greatest beneficiary of this because education is the antidote to illiteracy and violence in any country. For every child that is educated, he becomes the hope he longs to see and the future is realised in him.
Much kudos goes out to the many partners who contribute daily to the success of this NGO . They have taken on the challenge of the poor through their ceaseless giving; “Good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will men give unto your bosom.” (Luke 6:38).
Not forgetting the father of these children, the founder of this faith-based NGO, the President of Believers’ Loveworld Inc. Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome DSC, DD, for the life-changing vision called the “InnerCity Mission for Children“; which is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and delivering a sustainable solution to the problem of urban and rural child poverty, giving new destinies to indigent children like Uche and Ladi.
You too can be a part of this vision by partnering with the InnerCity Mission in taking these children off the streets. Log on to www.theinnercitymission.org.
According to statistics, poverty kills one child every 3 seconds. If truly this is correct, then there is need to take action quickly to change the status quo.
Children are usually the primary victims of poverty. Take, for instance, 9-year-old Chioma; gifted with a melodious voice and dreams of being a music minister with a difference. She has no parents, no means of survival, and begs for alms just to survive; her dreams seem so distant.
“INDIGENT” – A word that classifies the poor, needy, destitute, has now become the description of many children in our society today. The children in our society are said to be the leaders of tomorrow. But, how can they lead us and take good care of our society if they are uneducated, neglected and stricken by poverty?
Rev Chris Oyakhilome the founder of this NGO has not only put in place the innercity mission but makes sure the organisation stays true to its name. He continually strives to imprint the fact in the hearts of everyone he reaches out to that “EVERY CHILD IS YOUR CHILD”. He further lets everyone know that a future secure can only become a reality if the children of today are given proper care and given a solid foundation in life. For this cause, this faith-based NGO was birthed and so far they have reached out to children and families who are victims of poverty.
You may ask, “Why must we help them?”. Well, the answer is quite clear and simple;
- Children really cannot help themselves and we who have gone ahead of them must give them a helping hand. We must give them the opportunity to fulfil their dreams. We must teach them love by helping them build their world.
- To secure the future of these children is to secure our own future. We cannot expect to live peacefully in the society when we have not taken care of children who if not helped today could someday unleash their wrath on a society which they feel deprived them of the right to live.
- And lastly, we must help them because every child is our child. This means every indigent child out there is our responsibility. We must be the answer to their cries. We must be the solution to their problems.
With combined effort from Rev Chris and the esteemed partners of the InnerCity Mission, a lot has been accomplished and is still being achieved. Because of them, many indigent children have been given a reason to smile again. Because of their support, many indigent children are now set on a course of greatness.
With your partnership today the InnerCity can reach out to more children and families in distress. Be a part of the InnerCity and secure your future today. “Remember, every child is your child” – Rev Chris Oyakhilome.
It’s sad to hear children say there is no hope for them. The little ones in our society are often times left alone in the dark and with no one to come to their aid, they are left to face life’s harsh conditions and in turn out to become a problem to the society.
Some of these children are seen in refuse dumps, roadside drainages, shacks and sometimes areas that are life threatening. This was the case of Oliver, Amina and Kemi .
As they walked the streets, their faces covered in dirt, dressed in tattered clothes and unsure of where and when their next meal would come from, they face the pain of neglect and starvation.
Like these kids, many indigent children live in extreme poverty, lacking the basic things needed to survive. This impoverished state affects their spiritual, emotional and physical well-being and many are denied the choice of a better life.
– Did you know that almost half of the children in the world (1 billion) live in poverty and 22,000 die daily as a result of this?
What about the other children who have to face untold hardship daily? Most of these children if not identified and rescued, will be consigned to a life of perpetual underachievement and many may grow to become menaces to the society.
Therefore, we all have a responsibility to ensure the children in our communities thrive and become good citizens contributing positively to the society. Like the man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Dsc, DD said, “…every child is your child.“. We need to take a stand and help make a difference in the lives of these indigent children.
Your partnership with the InnerCity Mission can help provide food, clothes, healthcare and education and so much more for one or more children in the inner city communities.
We need to keep the hopes of these children alive by playing our role in ensuring they grow to their full potential in life.
Government and industry leaders were inspired with the message of Believers Loveworld during an exhibition hosted by Christ Embassy PH Zone 2. They were exposed to the impact of the BLW ministry arms in Port Harcourt.
The Exhibition, themed ‘Spreading the Message Everywhere‘, was graced with the presence of representatives from the Federal Road Safety Rivers State Command, the First Bank of Nigeria and the Old GRA Police Division.
The Chairman of the exhibition, with joy, welcomed guests as he cut the ribbon, declaring the exhibition open. He was then escorted through the stands for various ministry arms and enlightened on the impact of the ministry through various projects, consistent with the message of the year.
Through the exhibition, which runs through September 14, many in the community have come to know so much about the ministry and have been inspired to run with the BLW vision as partners.
With the message of Jesus Christ in the hearts of people in authority like Government officials and so on, it is without a doubt that a positive turnaround will soon be witnessed and they will, in turn, have a different and more commendable attitude to work with a sense of reverence for God and man.
Embracing technology by adopting cutting-edge mobile applications ,the deployment of various mobile technologies and has made a headway in technological revolution by introducing a first of its kind social media application from Africa by Africans, Rev Chris Oyakhilome has proven to the world that what matters is not the fact that we have lived but the difference we have made in the lives of others and this will determine the significance of the life we lead.
One of the ways his ministry is making sure they stay abreast of recent developments in technology is by organising media conferences where staff are trained in workshops and practical training sessions.
Recently a Zonal Media Connectors’ Conference for delegates was held in Benin for rapid digital expansion. The Media Connectors’ Conference, hosted by Christ Embassy Benin Zone 3, pulled an exuberant audience of 700 delegates in spite of the torrential downpour.
Featured at the timely conference were strategic workshops, super sessions, highly interactive practical sessions and a most beneficial question and answer forum. In addition, the throwback talk session engaged outstanding media connectors, who vibrantly discussed the impact of their work, following the IMCC they attended in the past ministry year.
One of the insightful workshops trained the brethren on the RON Digital Revolution. Pastor Oge Oketunji emphasised each one’s role in embracing the call to digital activism, clearly outlining strategies for taking particular advantage of the ReachOut Campaign this year in order to spread into every man’s device and ultimately form disciples of our ministry and message.
The Zonal Secretary of BLW Zone J, Pastor Henry Akasili, in an enlightening expose tagged ‘the Church, New Media and Impact Everywhere‘, charged the congregants to become the catalysts for the change in this era of digital evangelism, using our new media platforms as the vehicles to reach the ends of the earth. “The world has become our parish; we are no longer local champions. We are now global players!” he said.
In her plenary session titled ‘the Message, the Mandate and the Medium‘, the esteemed Zonal Pastor, Pastor Mary Owase challenged the delegates, each committing to an active and increased participation towards specific goals, especially through the ‘Every Cell A Group on KingsChat‘ initiative.
In an effort to encourage the media personnel present, Special Recognition Awards were presented to those who had distinguished themselves in the use of and spread of Christ Embassy ministry apps and in the execution of digital campaign outreaches in the outgoing year.
Psalm 127:3 says Children are the heritage of the Lord , and Prov 22:6 lets us understand that if a child is properly trained and given the right instructions for life with adequate guidance, that child will grow with the right mindset and information and up till his or her old age, that training will forever remain with that child.
The ministry of Christ Embassy has taken giant strides and have made a noticeable impact in the lives of children today. Under the leadership of Rev Chris Oyakhilome, Pastors, leaders, parents and guardians have seen the need to give children access to the right information to enable them live a successful godly life.
On this note, Christ Embassy PH Zone 3 organised a Children’s Festival for kids and pre-teens which turned out to be a landmark experience for the children who participated. It was a special opportunity for kids in the Children’s Ministry to be trained, imparted with greater abilities and to express their God-given talents through various engaging activities.
Children arriving for the weeklong camp activities were elated to meet new friends, interact with other preteens, work in teams and be trained in godly principles and lifestyles. The kids exercised themselves at early morning drills, enjoyed the camp bonfire and played exciting group games. Informative workshops on subjects such as ethics, etiquette, hygiene, savings and Kingdom investment further added to their memorable experience.
It wasn’t all fun and celebration as the children were taught by Pastor Joy Amenkhienan, the zonal director, on her visit to the camp, to embrace God’s Word, which would steer them off worldly influences and peer pressure. She also ministered specially to the children, imparting them with special grace and abilities.
The festival concluded with a grand graduation ceremony for preteens into the LoveWorld Teens Ministry, a rewarding experience for kids, teachers and guardians alike. Prior to this, the children presented in music, spoken word and dance. They also displayed exquisite artworks in the Zonal Church auditorium. The extravagant carnival float of kids dressed colourfully in Bible character costumes was quite the sight to behold.
Truly these kids had fun and an awesome time in the presence of God and one can agree that this is the perfect time for kids to come to the realisation of the revelation in God’s word and who they are in Christ.