The March 30 Thursday Showers was a power-packed service as worshippers experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit from the opening prayer led by Pastor Dapo Williams to the praise and worship session and testimonies of Brother Seyi Sowemimo and Brother Kunle Alabama which showed the intervention of God in various aspects of life. It was evident that the Holy Spirit was present at the service.
Pastor Soji Bukola from Grace Baptist Pentecostal Church, Mushin, encouraged the worshippers from Romans 8:26-27, saying that a believer should not be obsessed with the dictates of the flesh but that of the Spirit.
He said, “The roles of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer cannot be over-emphasised because we are not saved to live this Christian life on our natural strength.”
Titling his message ‘The Dictates of The Spirit,” the clergyman noted that believers can not live a fruitful Christian life outside the Holy Spirit.
“The subject of the Holy Spirit is so important because everything that God will do in your life and through your life will be done by the power of the Holy Spirit,” he said.
Referencing Romans 8:9 and Ephesians 1:13, Pastor Soji said that the Holy Spirit and the presence of the Holy Spirit validate the sonship of the believer.
He added that believers are sealed by the Spirit of God when they believe and accept Christ into their lives.
The cleric then admonished them from John 5:30 to maintain deep intimacy with the Holy Spirit, just as Jesus did on earth.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, while exhorting the worshippers, also enjoined them to live and surrender to the Holy Spirit.
The Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, TFOLC, Ilupeju, said: “The best life you can ever live is to live and surrender to the Holy Ghost. We live life in collaboration with the Holy Spirit.”
The clergyman admonished the believers never to neglect the Holy Spirit, “As God never created you just to watch you, He created you for his habitation, yet He never ceases to show us His mercies.”
Pastor Taiwo added that a believer should always back off once the burden has been handed over to the Holy Spirit instead of having to conclude on the matter before praying.
“If you are going to God believing Him for something, and before you begin to fast and pray, you have concluded that it is the one you will be waiting forever, you had got your answer before you prayed,” he said.
Furthermore, while sharing from John 16:13, Pastor Taiwo insisted that the Holy Spirit can never confuse nor deceive but will always guide and give advice when needed with sure results.
While adding that the reality of the Christian life is to be guided and led by the Holy Spirit within, the TFOLC’s helmsman suggested that “Trial and error will be minimal in your life the more you depend on the Holy Spirit.”
In conclusion, Pastor Taiwo cited Romans 8:14, saying, “Nobody has the monopoly of the Holy Ghost, God is leading that big man, God will lead you too; the same attention, same focus of the divine.”