CentreNDL Signin on CentreNDL
Discover Your Personality Type in Less Than 15 Minutes
Featured Videos



Popular Posts
Have You Also Been Called  A Leader?
HAVE YOU ALSO BEEN CALLED A LEADER?
Vision of Mount Carmel - Children from the Rock!
VISION OF MOUNT CARMEL - CHILDREN FROM THE ROCK!
The Burden of Nationhood
THE BURDEN OF NATIONHOOD
The Principles of Walking With God
THE PRINCIPLES OF WALKING WITH GOD
Leading By Prayer
LEADING BY PRAYER
Spiritual Sensitivity
SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY
The Law of Impact
THE LAW OF IMPACT
Building Your Spiritual Capacity
BUILDING YOUR SPIRITUAL CAPACITY
Rediscovering Man
REDISCOVERING MAN
Divine Call and Your Response
DIVINE CALL AND YOUR RESPONSE
Latest Posts
The Essence of The Power of God for Believers
THE ESSENCE OF THE POWER OF GOD FOR BELIEVERS
As Helpless As Banana Leaf
AS HELPLESS AS BANANA LEAF
Beholding the Glory of God: What Does This Do For Us?
BEHOLDING THE GLORY OF GOD: WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR US?
Success Is Not Luck
SUCCESS IS NOT LUCK
The Synergy that Drives Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
THE SYNERGY THAT DRIVES LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
How to Make the Word of God Work for You
HOW TO MAKE THE WORD OF GOD WORK FOR YOU
The Seed That Overcomes The World
THE SEED THAT OVERCOMES THE WORLD
The Law of Works Versus the Law of Faith
THE LAW OF WORKS VERSUS THE LAW OF FAITH
The Anointing And The Heart Of The Anointed
THE ANOINTING AND THE HEART OF THE ANOINTED
The Marriage Between The Time Of God And The Time Of Man
THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE TIME OF GOD AND THE TIME OF MAN
Latest Podcast
Understanding What It Means To Abide In Jesus Christ
UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT MEANS TO ABIDE IN JESUS CHRIST
The Spirit And The Life
THE SPIRIT AND THE LIFE
Silent Moments Before Any GENUINE Ministry Under God
SILENT MOMENTS BEFORE ANY GENUINE MINISTRY UNDER GOD
Christ Jesus: His Reign & His Returning
CHRIST JESUS: HIS REIGN & HIS RETURNING
Beholding The Glory of God: what Does This Do For Us?
BEHOLDING THE GLORY OF GOD: WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR US?
The Synergy That Drives Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
THE SYNERGY THAT DRIVES LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Reviving The Destinies By The Word of God
REVIVING THE DESTINIES BY THE WORD OF GOD
The Essence of God
THE ESSENCE OF GOD'S POWER FOR BELIEVERS
How To Make The Word of God Work For You
HOW TO MAKE THE WORD OF GOD WORK FOR YOU
The Law of Gravity
THE LAW OF GRAVITY
Being Overshadowed & Empowered By The Holy Spirit
BEING OVERSHADOWED & EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Law of Works Vs The Work of Faith
THE LAW OF WORKS VS THE WORK OF FAITH
Most Downloaded Podcast
Jesus: The Power And The Wisdom of God
JESUS: THE POWER AND THE WISDOM OF GOD
What Kingdom Do You Represent?
WHAT KINGDOM DO YOU REPRESENT?
How To Lead Your Organization Through Turbulent Times
HOW TO LEAD YOUR ORGANIZATION THROUGH TURBULENT TIMES
Manifesting FAITH In Challenging Times
MANIFESTING FAITH IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Discipleship: Faithful Is He Who Calls - He Will Do It, You Are Not Alone, Nor Abandoned
DISCIPLESHIP: FAITHFUL IS HE WHO CALLS - HE WILL DO IT, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, NOR ABANDONED
The HARVEST of His Presence
THE HARVEST OF HIS PRESENCE
The GATES of DECISION: Broad Way Vs Narrow Way Dichotomy
THE GATES OF DECISION: BROAD WAY VS NARROW WAY DICHOTOMY
Leadership Focus: The Proof of Progressive Leaders
LEADERSHIP FOCUS: THE PROOF OF PROGRESSIVE LEADERS
Leadership By Value: Why Must People Follow You?
LEADERSHIP BY VALUE: WHY MUST PEOPLE FOLLOW YOU?
The Cornerstone of Church Authority, Responsibility & Influence
THE CORNERSTONE OF CHURCH AUTHORITY, RESPONSIBILITY & INFLUENCE
How God Preserves And Prepares Generations Through Effective Leadership
HOW GOD PRESERVES AND PREPARES GENERATIONS THROUGH EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
How Did You Come About Your Leadership Vision? Created or Captured?
HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT YOUR LEADERSHIP VISION? CREATED OR CAPTURED?
Popular Categories
Self Growth (147)
Spirituality (142)
Leadership Growth (118)
Kingdom of Christ (82)
Self Awareness (63)
Work, Career & Ministry (72)
Leadership Awareness (70)
Biblical Exposition (49)
Relationship & Marriage (47)
Spiritual Growth & Maturity (46)
Leadership Strategy (18)
Spiritual Warfare Strategies (17)
Churchshift (17)
Politics & Governance (15)
Capacity Building (16)
CentreNDL™ MBTI Personalities
 The Artist
The Artist (ISFP)
The Caregiver
The Caregiver (ESFJ)
The Doer
The Doer (ESTP)
The Duty Fulfiller
The Duty Fulfiller (ISTJ)
The Executive
The Executive (ENTJ)
The Giver
The Giver (ENFJ)
The Guardian
The Guardian (ESTJ)
The Idealist
The Idealist (INFP)
The Inspirer
The Inspirer (ENFP)
The Mechanic
The Mechanic (ISTP)
The Nurturer
The Nurturer (ISFJ)
The Performer
The Performer (ESFP)
The Protector
The Protector (INFJ)
The Scientist
The Scientist (INTJ)
The Thinker
The Thinker (INTP)
The Visionary
The Visionary (ENTP)
Tag Cloud

Church   ministry   God   work   how   life   Joy   Bwari  leadership   Faith  Great   leader  7   Marriage  how to   CentreNDL   leaders   Christ   purpose   Disequilibrium   power   vision    Kingdom   discipleship   Growth   Jews   nigeria   human race   Islam   taking responsibility  
The Key To Living A Profitable Kingdom Life In Your Generation
Stats: 1,006 words / Reading Time: 5.03 mins

Published: Thursday, 14th April 2022

By: John Ojoagbene

The Key To Living A Profitable Kingdom Life In Your Generation is read 460 times on CentreNDL.org 460
  

THE KEY TO LIVING A PROFITABLE KINGDOM LIFE IN YOUR GENERATION

Death Is An Unavoidable Principle In The Kingdom

The death of Jesus on the Cross is not so that you and I don't need to die again. Of course, the death of Jesus is to teach us how to also die. Only that our death won't be dying on the wooden cross, but death is a necessary condition that we must all experience if we must live a victorious Christian life daily amid the crooked world.  

There is a big lesson for us to quickly learn from Jesus' submission to the cup of suffering (the choice of the Father for Him) rather than living for His Will and pleasure as recorded in Luke chapter 22 verses 42, see what the Bible says, "Father, if you will, please don't make me suffer by drinking from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want."

The Apostles of old understood this requirement of the kingdom life, and they were given to daily denial of self (dying to the flesh). Apostle Paul attested, "I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily."

The dying is not the death of falling and giving up the ghost, but a life yielding to the Spirit — appetites, and ambitions given up for the Will of God for you — the choices of self-life given up or denied or lay down for the choice and choose of the purpose of God for us. A life (desire, fame, taste...) crucified to live and walk in the Will of God daily being yielded to the Spirit.

For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. (Romans 14:7-8, 2 Cor. 15:15.)

None of us is exempted from yielding our members wholly to the Lord Jesus. It is not for pastors, prophets, teachers…or apostles alone. God is not asking us for 90% of our submission to His Will, the Living Word of God. Jesus said, "Except we are willing to die to self, say no to our craving, we can't be His followers." Do you see that there is a Cross for us to still bear, death side to our daily journey with the Master? We have not been called unto God to continue to spend our lives still on ourselves (or by ourselves) the same way we were doing when we were still in the flesh, in disobedience against the law of righteousness, Faith in the Word of God.

Our confession of Jesus as our Lord and saviour is not without a cross to bear daily. Sometimes, life will demand more than you are ready to bear or has to offer, your faith would be tested, trials will come, hard times would come, false accusations would arise...but in all of these, Jesus said, "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." We can't keep the old and the new together in the same bottle, meaning we can't retain our old self and the new life in Christ. The old life will always insist on its ways and opinion while the new life is always a lover of the Will of God; submissive to the Will of God, our eternal Father.

Let the old life go, lay it to rest. (See Romans 12:1—2.) Always yield to the Word of God, believe every Word of God, and live just as you have believed. Don't say you believe, yet you are doing a different thing — you are in between the old and the new. When it is not palatable you excuse the new life and compromise for that time, you do what your mind is telling you, what public opinion is saying, even when you know exactly what the Word of God says concerning the thing you are disregarding the leading of the Spirit on.

You and I wouldn't have the stage forever. If you miss your turn — the season of your relevance in your generation — certainly, you can't forgive your regret at the feet of the Master — the Lord Jesus. Arise now, be up, it is time, silence can't deliver a nation, and quietness can't heal the pains of the mind and sadness of the soul. You have been called and anointed for this very time — you are not a product of chance.

Decide and stand faithful with the Lord Jesus, and walk just as He walked in obedience to the Spirit of God. Except our lives can speak Jesus in our generation, the world would lack Jesus to see or behold.


Thanks for the gift of your time, I am John Ojoagbene!

Feel free to share your thoughts or testimony in the comment box below. I promise to respond to them as soon as possible!

Word of Confession: (Optional)

Lord Jesus, I confess to you that I have sinned against the LORD God - in the rebellion of my heart, I have disappointed your expectations on my life. I have fallen from Your grace and followed wrong influences around me. Today, I retrace my steps back to you - and I ask that in your mercy you accept me as your son and give to me (again) the promise of the Father - the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, please, come and make my heart your home, and from there rule in the affairs of all men. In Jesus Name I have prayed.

Tags:     

God Cross Death Self deny denial daily


Many Christians run into lots of errors because they fail to engage the Spirit of God in them. He isn't supposed to be dormant. He is in you for a function. He is your special advantage.


Published: | Friday 18th June 2021


0 0
Do You Like This Article? If yes, share it!

Many Christians run into lots of errors because they fail
  Many Christians run into lots of errors because they fail
  Many Christians run into lots of errors because they fail
  Many Christians run into lots of errors because they fail
Article Publisher
JohnOjoagbene on CentreNDL
John Ojoagbene

John Ojoagbene on Facebook John Ojoagbene on TwitterJohn Ojoagbene on Google+John Ojoagbene on YoutubeJohn Ojoagbene BlogSend Email to John Ojoagbene


John Ojoagbene is a servant of God; a teacher of the Word of God, the Living Truth; a writer, and a live coach—a mentor.


What Do You Think About This Article? Share Your Comment
Leave a reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Join the Conversation on Facebook
Join the Conversation with CentreNDL on Facebook
Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter
Understanding What It Means To Abide In Jesus Christ
My Accounts Assorted Links Useful Links Affiliate Links Follow CentreNDL
CentreNDL founding purpose is to see transformed Nigeria and World led by servant-leaders with Christlike character in all sectors of the society!

Join CentreNDL
Staff SignIn
Members LogIn
Lost Password




Australia Missions
Four-Layer Development Programme™
Cave of Adullam Project™
Leadership Growth Package™
Leadership Network™
CentreNDL MBTI Personality Test™
Podcast
Lifeline
Blog
Quotes
Shop
Video Archive
Facebook Live
Youtube Live
About Us
Our Faculty
Our People
Contact Us
Online Bible Study
Leadership Fellowship
Disciplers Convocation
Evening Bible School (E.B.S)
Access Women Fellowship
Forms & Patterns™
Life Treatment™
Leaderview™
Internship at CentreNDL



LeadStra.org
Hubpile
Pay4ebooks
Cordly Video Downloader
kpiBooks
Fridayposts
Cordly
Junkyard
CornerTalk
Livingflow
Flickers of Hope Foundation
CentreNDL on Facebook  Facebook

CentreNDL on Twitter  Twitter

CentreNDL on Google+  Youtube

CentreNDL Blog  Blog

Send Email to Hubpile  Email