Pastor Dele Olowu
Assistant General Overseer
October is a month when the double grace of creation and redemption is celebrated. But the key to experiencing this multiple grace as stressed by the Lord in both the old and new testaments is obedience to the Holy Spirit. The Lord wants us to make Him our focus as we enter the second month of the RCCG year. Unfortunately, a lot of covenant brethren- men and women, young and old -are being robbed of their inheritance in Christ through a lack of appreciation of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit in the present dispensation. The focus of many is religion or ritual when what the Lord wants is a dynamic relationship with us through His Spirit. The Lord stressed that anyone who would worship Him must do so in spirit and truth (Jn 4: 23-24)—and so in good standing with God and man.
Our key prayer is that this month would be one of restoration as we learn to obey His Spirit and not our own or satanic spirits. Scripture teaches that there are three types of spirits. These are the spirit of the devil which controls our present world, the spirit of man and the Spirit of God. At salvation we reject and disconnect from evil or worldly spirits (Eph.2.1) and submit or align our own spirit with the Spirit of God. This is what the apostle referred to as transportation from the kingdom of satan to the Kingdom of God’s Son. (Col. 1. 12-13).
Just as only the spirit of a man can understand the man, so also can the Spirit of God understand God and that is why the scripture alerts us to the fact that the defining character of a child of God is that she/he hears God through the Holy Spirit and obeys Him. (1 Cor. 2: 11-12, John 10.27, Rom. 8.14).
The Lord made clear to us that in the new month of October all of God’s children must stop grieving and offending Him by our behavior. He would like us to mount up with eagles’ wings as we seek and obey the Holy Spirit. In the same way the Lord’s anointing enabled Him to do exploit, we would do the same in this new month and experience divine manifestations beyond our comprehension.
Welcome to the month of the Holy Spirit and Obedience. Please do yourself and all yours and God’s family a favor this month: learn to obey the Holy Spirit. Expect great victories and breakthroughs as the Lord by His Spirit leads us to get wealth as we give bountifully and cheerfully to Him and His Kingdom. We would also know joy we have never known before as we allow His Spirit to use us to give joy to others in our homes, work places and in the church (Acts 10.38).
May the Lord surprise us all as we enter this new month determined to discern and obey the Holy Spirit.
PROPHECIES FOR YEAR 2019 — All in coded form as established in the scripture by the General Overseer, RCCG Worldwide.
Joel 2: 28-32—Mighty outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit
Lamentations 3: 22-23—Mercies of God …
Is. 3:10-11---It shall be well with the righteous …
Ps. 91—Establish the benefits of dwelling in the Lord’s secret place.