​The story of the prodigal son and his journey into true fellowship with his father – Poju Oyemade


The story of the two sons one which we today refer to as the story of the prodigal son is a very powerful illustration of the forgiveness of the Father and His compassion. We should, however, be conscious of certain things that are also pertinent in the account.
First of all the fact that the son who was received and celebrated first repented. He came to a realization of what it meant to live outside His father’s presence. The Bible recalls he came to himself and said even the hired servants in my father’s house have enough bread having to spare that I feed with swines here. He walked back to his Father having realized the consequence of sin and a life of disobedience, saying I have sinned against my father and heaven. 
It wasn’t that the father was angry at his son and sent agents to punish him for leaving him, it is that a life in sin does have consequences. Apostle James said sin when it is finished bringeth forth death. It was sin and not God that rendered man naked in the garden. 
The Father who never stopped loving his son and whose heart was obviously always with his son never once sent substance to the son to try to help him. The father understood his son needed to go through the process to come to know what being in fellowship with him meant. The father always loved the boy through the process but it took the boy coming to himself and then going back to experience fellowship. 
Hebrews 12:7-9

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
The boy only experienced the party when he came back to his father even though the father always loved him. Allowing the son to go through the process of knowing what it meant to live outside his presence in a life of disobedience was part of the father’s love for his son. I seriously doubt if that boy will have ever again entertained the idea of walking away from his father. 
His love wasn’t just shown through the party but even in restraining himself from going to look for him even when the father knew this boy must be suffering out there. I mean we all agree the father always loved the son, why didn’t he seem to check up on him? Was he a control freak who only showed compassion when you came under his roof? To say the father only loved when the boy returned is to describe a conditional love. 
Those who will preach true fellowship with the Father must also teach that repentance must precede it where one actually realizes the true privilege of being in fellowship with God and having the priceless treasure of receiving direction daily from Him.
Poju Oyemade is the senior Pastor of Christian Centre, Lagos. Find out more on www.pojuoyemade.org

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CREFLO DOLLAR PRAISES BIODUN FATOYINBO AND SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE AT COZA, NIGERIA. 


Founder and senior Pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI), Creflo Dollar lauded Nigerian Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo and the entire Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA, Nigeria) as he preached about the grace of God a few days ago. Pastor Creflo needed to sight an example and the case study that popped up in his mind was of COZA and so he shared:




“I went to Nigeria and I’ve never, never ever in my life been treated with such excellence everywhere in the world. Never have I seen this. Never experienced it. And I thought I would never experience it. I think it’s in Ibadan now, no not Ibadan (where, where’s it?). It was the capital of Nigeria … Huh, huh, Abuja! I was in Abuja and I went to this church, I think the name of the church was COZA. You ever heard of that? In Abuja Nigeria, COZA…”



“…I have never experienced, the level of excellence blew my mind! I’m talking about ‘BLEW MY MIND!’. So when I got there I’m thinking mehn, this guy, I don’t know who he’s been listening to to preach the Gospel of Christ but they have done a fine job teaching him”


See video below:




Biodun Fatoyinbo could not hold back tears when he found this video where Creflo Dollar lauded his zeal and dexterity in preaching the word of God and so he let them roll down his eyes as he shared:



“I just shed tears and I am totally humbled. Guys, keep doing things right, there is always a reward for it. Honour is my secret. I have been so blessed and lifted just by honouring people. I have been rewarded with honour too. I have seen a crazy dimension of honour in my life. I’m just so grateful! Thank you Jesus! Stand by your values, you may be criticized or mocked at first, but in the end you’d be copied! Blessings!”

Frank Edwards however, shared the same video an hour after Pastor B did and made a pretty good comment about the man of God saying:

“This made me very happy sir. Now people can hear what I’ve been saying from a higher authority!!!”

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Emmy Chuks officially drops the lyrics for his brand new single “Never change” 

The fast rising gospel minister Emmy Chuks officially drops the lyrics of his single (Never Change) in anticipation of its release.

The worship song which has a blend of rock is slated to be released on Saturday, 1st April,  2017. Get accustom with the lyrics before the sing drops. 


NEVER CHANGE



You can never never change

You can never never change

You can never never change

You remain the same

You can never never change

You can never never change

You remain the same


Omnipotent God, Omniscience God

Faithful God, i pour my love on you

You no dey change

You no dey fail at all

Ageless God, you can never change

Ancient of days (you never change)

Mighty God (you never change)

The beginning and the end

The first and last you are

Ageless God, you can never change


Repeat chorus


Mighty man of war(You never change)

Great and mighty God(You never change)

The beginning and the end

The first and last you are

Ageless God, you can never change


Repeat chorus



I call you Reliable God

Dependable God

Unstoppable God

Incomparable God

Unchangable God

Unshakeable God

Ageless God, You can never change….