A MESSAGE FROM THE CONTINENTAL OVERSEER

APRIL 2022: MONTH OF RESURRECTION VICTORY

I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes in me even though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25

 

..If the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you,, he that raised up Christ from the dead will also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells within you. Romans 8:11  

Pastor Dele Olowu

Pastor Dele Olowu

Continental Overseer,

RCCG Europe

As we enter a new quarter and spring season the world celebrates the Resurrected Christ this month. No other religion claims to have had a leader who died and rose up never to die again. But Christ Himself claims to be the Resurrection and the life. This means everyone who knows Him experiences a

new life in this world and when they die physically, they also resurrect to life with Him as He promised (Jn 14: 1-3). No other religion offers these to its adherents--and the reason is that Christianity is NOT a religion. It is a relationship with a Person, the Person of the eternal Christ.

What makes this transformation possible is the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT . This is the same power that raised Christ from His grave never to die again.  This same power is available to raise our mortal bodies from the natural proclivity of all mankind to sin and death to a supernatural life of victory in Christ. The Apostle Paul, once a persecutor of this faith, explains the three steps towards this supernatual life Phill. 3.10.  This Spirit is the Person of the triune God and must be cultivated by all of God’s people. Jn. 14.26, 15.13-15; 1 Cor. 12.31.   

 

First, there must be a desire to know Christ more. The more we know Him the more like Him we become-and is what it means to become His follower as another of the Lord’s closest apostle explains in 1 Jn. 3. 1-3. Christian was first used to describe a group of people by observers who saw that the lives of the Lord’s followers were transformed and lived and manifested just like Christ. Acts 11. 26. Christ’s message to those  He called was/is to ‘follow me’ or and walk in His steps. 1 Pet.2.21.

 

Second, like Christ, we must die to self and the flesh. The natural man, even after receiving the Lord must deny the flesh and live in the power of the spirit because the two are contradictory to each other. Gal. 5. 16; Jn. 6.63. This death to the pursuit of self-interest was a price the Lord Himself paid and challenges all those who would have a fruitful life to do the same. Jn. 12. 24. Indeed, when the Lord told Abraham to sacrifice his only legitimate heir and one he had waited 25 years for, it was hard but he passed the test and obeyed by the power of God’s spirit and his generations are still reaping the blessings till today. Gen. 22: 1, 15-18.

 

Finally, once we pass this test we enjoy an all- round resurection victory  that brings life out of death and any other challenges that life can throw at us. Not even death can defeat a person who has experienced this resurrection power. Rom. 8: 37-38; 1 Cor. 15. 55-57.

 

This power restores every dead or lost good in individuals, whole communities and nations. God gave the vision of very dry bones of people buried for thousands of years becoming a mighty united army of God’s people in ancient Israel (Ezekiel 37.1-19). The same story is being played out around the world in these last days as the coming of the Lord Jesus looms closer. The whole earth would be filled with the knowledge of God’s glory at the end times according to prophecy (Hab.2.14, Mt. 14.14)--and are being fulfilled today before our very eyes. Our prayers are that you would not be left out and that He would use two international events happening this month in Europe to ignite a resurrection victory that brings the people of Europe back to Christ. As these happens, our world would be gravely impacted. Please join in the prophetic praying and mobilizing for European Convention (Eurocon) 2022 in Amsterdam and Festival of Life (FoL) in Bratislava, Slovakia.on April 21-22,and 24 respectively. Pray for peace, the unleashing of God’s power in the western and eastern halves of the continent and for unity so that Europe would once again impact our world positively for Christ. Also that you too enter into a season of death to all ills and a resurrection of all that is good that died in your personal lives and circumstances.   

 

Welcome to the month of Resurrection Victory.