A MESSAGE FROM THE CONTINENTAL OVERSEER

SEPTEMBER 2021: MONTH OF ALL-ROUND FRUITFULNESS

He that abides in me brings forth much fruit; for without me you can do nothing… Herein is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit, so shall you be my disciples. Jn. 15. 5b, 8.

 

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion… Gen. 1. 28.

Pastor Dele Olowu

Pastor Dele Olowu

Continental Overseer,

RCCG Europe

In the last month, the Lord gave us a new beginning in many areas of our lives and we also started experiencing the new waves of His glory.

In this ninth month, the Lord wants us, if we have not already done so, to engage all the three things that bring and sustain His glory in our lives. The presence of His glory made it impossible for the first man and woman to experience any kind of shame--and that is exactly the definition of glory. (Gen. 2.25, Prov. 3. 35). The reason they were not ashamed was because they were covered with a suit of spiritual glory invisible to the physical eyes. Unfortunately, Satan took advantage as he continues to do till today by deceiving us to disobey God and that glory cover suit was lost. Rom. 3. 23.

 

The Lord Jesus came to restore us to that original glory. He makes clear to us the three things that bring and sustain His glory once we are in Him. First is prayer. We have to desire His glory, like Moses who cried to the Lord: show me your glory. Ex 33. 18. He argued that if you would not go with us with Your glory, we would not go hence. Ex 33. 15, 18. And the Lord accompanied him and his people with the pillar of cloud in the day and fire in the night. That glory cover is available to us also today by the Holy Spirit.  Lk. 11. 13.

 

Second, hearing and heeding His commandments brings His glory. Jn. 14.23. The more we listen and obey the more we are moved from glory to glory by the power of His Spirit. 2 Cor. 3. 18.  This was the experience of Peter. He obeyed a commandment that looked ridiculous to him as a fisherman, having fished all night to launch out into the deep….no deep fishing possible…but he was amazed at his catch. Lk. 5: 4-6. This is how the Lord would surprise you as you obey all His commandments you deemed difficult and impossible for you to comply with in this new month.

 

The above two have been taught and discussed at length in the past month. In this new month, the Holy Spirit wants us to focus on the third essential driver of the Lord’s glory in our lives---fruitfulness. Fruitfulness in every area---physical, material, financial, spiritual etc brings the Father glory!

 

The key to fruitfulness is death to self--a very difficult proposition but one that we all need to engage as we enter this new month. The Lord Jesus declared: except a grain of wheat dies it abides alone but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit. Jn. 12. 24.

 

May the Lord help you and I to do whatever it takes to become fruitful in this new month. As we do, the Father’s glory would perpetually be our covering and all shame would become a thing of the past. This is the case for us as individuals, communities of God’s people and nations.  I congratulate all those who have been looking towards the Lord for answer to prayers. Please appeal to the Lord like Hannah…let the Lord know what you will do for Him if he does what you desire from Him. The Lord is ready to make you fruitful --physically in sound health, financially, materially etc.

 

Welcome to the month of All Round Fruitfulness.

Pastor Dele Olowu

Assistant General Overseer

Pastor Dele Olowu

Assistant General Overseer