Let me share my notes from today's Christmas sermon at the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
Preacher - Pastor Poju Oyemade.
Text: Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew 2:1-12, Micah 5:2, Gal 2:20, Psalm 40:1-3, Psalm 139:14-16
The minute you received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, a star was born in you.
Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes, meant for the low class, yet the wise men worshipped him as King. They identified Him correctly.
Some of us identify ourselves by what we are wrapped in (social status).
It does not matter what you look like once you have found your star.
He that is born of the Spirit has a star.
Every one in the Spirit has a more sure Word of prophecy. The same way it was said about Jesus that it was written about him.
If the birth of Jesus could shake Herod, you have the same capacity if you properly identify what is in you.
Because some have not identified themselves, they have gone into palaces, expecting advantages.
There is a definite purpose of my existence which is written inside God's book. Outside of which the wonders of God will not be seen.
Our assignment is to find our true identity inside God's Word and run with it. John found his purpose in the Word. (I am the voice of one crying in the desert) So he did not mind when he was decreasing and Jesus was increasing.
The only time you will find fulfillment is getting into your purpose.
Caesar Augustus called that census to fulfill what was written about Jesus
When Government issues a policy, it is that it shall be fulfilled what has been written concerning you.
The biggest blessing of this life is rejection from men. That's when doors open. (There was no room for him in the inn)
All of my members are written in your book. My assignment is to find out what is written and walk accordingly.
The people you are trying to meet, if you grow your own house, they will be the ones trying to meet you.
The purpose of you shining bright is to lead other people to the man in swaddling clothes.
Radiant ~ December 2018