A MESSAGE FROM THE CONTINENTAL OVERSEER

July 2021: MONTH OF TRANSFORMATIONAL
THINKING AND PERFECTION

Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Pastor Dele Olowu

Pastor Dele Olowu

Continental Overseer,

RCCG Europe

Pastor Dele Olowu

Assistant General Overseer

We bless the Lord for the extraordinary things He did for us in the first half of this year. Life--physical and spiritual life-- are His greatest gifts to us on which He has added others: deliverance, answered prayers, divine provision, visitation etc.

 

As we enter the second half of the year, the Lord wants us to engage in transformational thinking (TT) for several reasons. First, this is what He had to do when He sent His Son to come to the world to reconcile us back to Himself.

 

Second, the assignment to take the land we live and work in for Him requires that we think in a totally different manner than we did before now --so we can prove His perfect will for us. This was how David took down the Goliath of his time (1 Sam. 17. 50-51).

 

Thirdly and most importantly, we are the product of our thoughts. What we say or do today are the product of our thoughts of yesterday. The world bombards us on all sides today to influence our thoughts on such matters as sexuality, gender, marriage and family, directly assailing and ridiculing the word of God. By so doing they try to cast doubts in our thinking on the veracity and relevance of God’s word for our times.

 

Fourthly, most of the world’s greatest innovations came through transformational thinking. Imagine how today’s mini-computers synchronized typewriters and telephones into one product the whole world utilizes today.

 

Finally, the revelation in the above passage is that God’s perfect purpose can only be proved in the manner we relate to the world and His word. We are not to conform to the world but to His word. The world’s wicked and sometimes depraved way of thinking has a way to invade our commitment to serve the Lord and please Him… on several moral and social issues including the ones mentioned above.

 

God challenges us to try and understand the world around us and its thinking so we can proffer credible and godly alternatives for all ages, but especially the younger generations to the challenges that confront us all today. For instance, we need to help our young men to understand that they do not need to wear earrings, weave their hair or do drugs to be cool. We would also need to demonstrate that conventional or straight families do work when under the Lord’s cover, from our own practical experiences, therefore discouraging experiments with same-sex marriages. We should also not be shy to share our testimonies of the Lord’s faithfulness to us on various issues including the noisome coronavirus.

 

Instead of allowing ourselves and especially our youths and the people among whom we live to be led away from the Lord’s word, we should lead the ungodly to the Lord’s word but this would require that we think and do things profoundly differently than we did before. This may include lending our voices to social issues through the social media and active social engagement. As a man thinketh so is he….Let us think of the fulfillment of the Lord’s purpose in our calling as we obey Him in this last and final half of the year. It means, like Abraham we commit to perfectly obeying His word--so we can experience His perfect will (Gen. 17.1). The New Living Translation captures the above scripture well when it says:

 

Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you which is good and pleasing and perfect.

 

This means that the Lord’s perfect will must be proved through transformational thinking (TT).

 

TT helped David kill Goliath; made Joseph indispensable in Egypt and shot him to the throne. Ditto for others like Daniel, Esther, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and His closest followers e.g. Philip: Acts 8: 5-8; Peter: Acts 10-11, Paul: 1 Cor 9.20-23.

 

Welcome to the Month of Transformational Thinking and Perfection! 

Pastor Dele Olowu

Assistant General Overseer