Lead Apostle Geoffrey Nwogu conducted a Youth divine service at the Ikeja central church, Lagos-West Nigeria on Friday 5th March 2021
While using the Text word in Matthew 13:26: "But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear."
It was a joyous moment in the circle of the youths in Lagos, as the Lead Apostle accompanied by the responsible apostle for the West working area Apostle Nwanza O.K, Bishop Adelabu and all District Ministers in the area served them in a divine service, with so much love and enthusiasm.
At the beginning of the sermon, Lead Apostle Nwogu welcomed brothers and sisters to the divine service and appreciated them for channeling their youthful energy to the service of God by performing various tasks in the vineyard of the Lord and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He went on to elaborate the text word with the core thoughts below:
Hearing and seeing according to the will of God.
He admonished the congregation to hear and see things the way God want them to see it.
To obey God, follow Him, rejoice in affliction, and wait patiently for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Draw near to God and heed to His counsel.
The Lead Apostle cited the example of a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was
righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the savior Jesus Christ. At the sight of Christ, He proclaimed that his eyes have seen the salvation of God which He prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of the people of Israel (Luke 2:25-32).
He also gave example of Apostle Peter, James and John in the mount of transfiguration.
While Peter was speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid" (Matthew 7:1-13)
We should always hear from God and act according to His will and purpose.
Seeing Christ in your neighbor.
It is very important we see Christ in our brethren and neighbors.
Have a forgiving and reconciling spirit and love our neighbors with the love of Christ.
See your brothers and sisters as one whom Christ died for.
When we allow our eyes to be sanctified, we see things God want us to see.
We have been equipped with the Holy Spirit, to see Christ in our lives.
His faithfulness towards us is continuous.
Hearing the words of God as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The words of God that we hear at times may not be pleasant to us from a fleshly point of view, but they are meant to enrich our soul and help us live a worthy life. Do not be angry when sermons from the altar reproaches you and focuses on putting you in the right path, rather accept it and use it for your benefit. Let’s hear correctly the voice of Christ through the servants of God and say like Peter: “Where else can I go? Only Christ have the words and the gift of life.
The desire of God is to give us everlasting life. Let us come together in the unity of the Father, sing songs of Joy, hear the will of God and follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
“May God strengthen your minds, soul and spirit, to hear and see things the way God want it and remain prayerful at all times, hold unto the will of God in faith so that on the day of the Lord, we shall be like Christ and see Him as He is”. These were the concluding words of the Lead Apostle.
Apostle Nwanza Oscar and Bishop Adelabu Isaac were called to assist in the divine service.
At the end of the divine service, the Lead Apostle assigned fourteen elected youth executives to in the two district in Lagos (Lagos West and Lagos East) to their various roles and prayed that God strengthens them to accomplish the task they have been given, to support the growth of the work of God in the Apostle working area.