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The Rebirth of a Nation & You!

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WHAT WAS JESUS' CORE MESSAGE

• Contrary to popular perceptions, the kingdom of God is not primarily in heaven or in our hearts. Rather, the reign of God touches all dimensions of reality.

• God’s rule impacts actions, thoughts, relationships, families, institutions, and governments, as well as heaven and human hearts.

This teaching is to remind us of our call and duty!

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The Rebirth of a Nation & You!

  1. 1. T H E R E B I RT H O F A N AT I O N & Y O U ! F R A N C I S E M A D O J E M U
  2. 2. V I D E O I N T E R V I E W W I T H V I S H A L M A N G A LWA D I W H A T D I D Y O U L E A R N F R O M T H I S S E G M E N T O F T E A C H I N G
  3. 3. W H E N Y O U R E A D T H E B I B L E • 1. Who was this originally written • 2. What is the principle being taught • 3. How do I apply this to where I am today
  4. 4. T H E R E A R E P R O D U C T I V E C U LT U R E S " J A C O B " A N D U N P R O D U C T I V E C U LT U R E S " E S A U " • Prof Anigbogu said if an african sees a bird he's see food to eat, kill and eat, but when other cultures see a bird they see aerodynamics, flight to learn and develop. • It's all culture
  5. 5. N O W L I S T E N A G A I N A B O U T H O W D O E S T H I S H E L P M E • Why are people not migrating to Nigeria • Why aren't Americans immigrating to Nigeria
  6. 6. N O W L I S T E N A G A I N A B O U T H O W D O E S T H I S H E L P M E ! • He calls it the Myth of Multiculturalism where all cultures are equal but they are not to be dealt with equal respect.
  7. 7. N O W L I S T E N A G A I N A B O U T H O W D O E S T H I S H E L P M E • We carry our culture our backgrounds our family habits instead of filtering it through the bible. It's the only filter that we must pass through • We may be right culturally but wrong scripturally
  8. 8. N O W L I S T E N A G A I N A B O U T H O W D O E S T H I S H E L P M E • Regional government is not going to change hearts or the culture • Because the hearts of man is desperately wicked
  9. 9. T H E S E A R E T H E C H A R A C T E R I S T I C S O F T H E S E C U LT U R E S • 1 Don't know how to Live with civility • 2. They are oppressive • 3. They are brutal
  10. 10. T H E S E A R E T H E C H A R A C T E R I S T I C S O F T H E S E C U LT U R E S • 4. People run from them to other nations • 5. They don't know how to develop • 6. They don't know how to progress
  11. 11. I N C O N T R A S T T H O S E C U LT U R E S B U I LT O N T H E F O U N D AT I O N O F T H E B I B L E • 1. Love • 2. Justice • 3. Equity • 4. Fairness • 5. Peace • 6. Prosperity Extoll Shalom
  12. 12. J E S U S C A M E T O G I V E U S T H E C U LT U R E O F H E AV E N • That's why we pray for your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven
  13. 13. W H AT WA S J E S U S ' C O R E M E S S A G E • The core of Jesus’ message was the proclamation of the coming of the kingdom of God: • “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news” (Mark 1:14-15).
  14. 14. W H AT WA S J E S U S ' C O R E M E S S A G E • Contrary to popular perceptions, the kingdom of God is not primarily in heaven or in our hearts. Rather, the reign of God touches all dimensions of reality. • God’s rule impacts actions, thoughts, relationships, families, institutions, and governments, as well as heaven and human hearts.
  15. 15. W E D O N ' T N E E D T O L O O K L I K E O T H E R S • It's not about being like American or looking like Europe with sky scrapers etc but a productive people who live together
  16. 16. W E D O N ' T N E E D T O L O O K L I K E O T H E R S • A modernized country is not the roads or skyscrapers came out of a culture of creativity productivity and improvement
  17. 17. W E D O N ' T N E E D T O L O O K L I K E O T H E R S • They started like we did also but grew and overcome their environment but we want the skyscrapers and cars without the culture
  18. 18. T H E P R E S S C O N F E R E N C E • People describe me as an English man and at the press conference all of us got here on tme it was in 2 hours before the press conference to be ready • Every single press man came late! • Why? They assumed we were going to be late • Why? The Culture, that's how we behave! • Some stayed 2 hours had fun because we have a different culture
  19. 19. F O R T H E N O N - D I S C E R N I N G , PA R T I S A N & B L I N D S U P P O R T E R . . . H E R E I S T H E S I T U AT I O N W E H AV E A R R I V E D AT: • Towards 2015 & Beyond, • IF President Jonathan DOES NOT RUN, we have a Problem. • IF President Jonathan RUNS and 'Loses', we have a Problem. • IF President Jonathan RUNS and 'Wins', we have a Problem.
  20. 20. F O R T H E N O N - D I S C E R N I N G , PA R T I S A N & B L I N D S U P P O R T E R . . . H E R E I S T H E S I T U AT I O N W E H AV E A R R I V E D AT: • SO, WHILST WE CONTINUE to encourage divisiveness, let us also start to prepare ELSE we end up where we started, which got us here in the first place. • Who would want to be President Jonathan right now? ... Not me. • THE REAL QUESTION is WHICH IS THE LEAST POISON PILL? BEFORE the MADNESS consumes us all, #BringBackOurGirls first. - Ivor Ekpe
  21. 21. T H E R E I S O N E M O R E O P T I O N • ......BUT GOD • THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY WITH GOD
  22. 22. N I G E R I A W O U L D B E E M P T Y • If someone offers you a visa and free ticket and an opportunity to settle in one of these countries • It's not so much that life or work would be easier in fact it's harder but you are confident it will be rewarded and you are secure. • Promises would be kept
  23. 23. T H I S I S N O T T H E C U LT U R E G O D H A S F O R U S • Why don't they plead the blood like we do when traveling • Or pray for power and water or Favour in hospitals • Why don't they bind the devil as much • Because their culture has minimized that! • The environment is right or the culture • Something is wrong with our culture
  24. 24. W E N E E D A N A G E N D A • We need to have an agenda but not a "Christian Agenda" but a Kingdom Agenda that provides and protects everyone believers and unbelievers alike including Boko Haram and those who hate us and are trying to destroy us
  25. 25. L I K E Y O U R FAT H E R I N H E AV E N • Matthew 5:45-48 (NKJV) • that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
  26. 26. H O W D O W E P R AY A B O U T I T: • First and foremost we must believe it is possible, thy kingdom come but this is not carrying the bible and singing praise and worship songs. Running around being religious before we consider it
  27. 27. H O W D O W E P R AY A B O U T I T: • Singing praise and worship songs is not worship. • Worship is a lifestyle • Let your kingdom come in our lives and in our land. In our business let your will be done
  28. 28. N O W W E U N D E R S TA N D T H I S S C R I P T U R E B E T T E R ! • 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (NKJV) • 1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
  29. 29. N O W W E U N D E R S TA N D T H I S S C R I P T U R E B E T T E R ! • 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (NKJV) • 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 7 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. • That we not just us but all of us
  30. 30. L E T S B R I N G T H I S H O M E T O Y O U & I R E M E M B E R T H E V I D E O
  31. 31. N AT I O N S T H AT W E R E B L E S S E D W E R E M E A N T T O D I S C I P L E O T H E R N AT I O N S • Genesis 12:1-3 (NKJV) • 1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
  32. 32. W E A R E T O D I S C I P L E N AT I O N S I T ' S T H E S A M E A S S I G N M E N T A S A B R A H A M • Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV) • And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “ All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
  33. 33. T O D I S C I P L E A N AT I O N W H AT D O E S T H AT M E A N T O U S • Discipleship class, water baptism this is not masking a nation born again but how to live successful life according to the principles of God • Problem solving, live prosperous lives • A nation can be a family a Tribe or a class • By teaching Gods principles but we have not adopted them • We are children of abraham, • But we are not disciples as individual nations for God to use you to help others
  34. 34. T H E R E A R E A B R A H A M I C N AT I O N S , A M E R I C A B R I TA I N , G E R M A N Y A U S T R A L I A • But there are Abrahamic people like you and I that need to claim the blessing of Abraham to be a blessing
  35. 35. W E A R E S O N S O F A B R A H A M • Galatians 3:5-7 (NKJV) • Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? — 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
  36. 36. W E A R E S O N S O F A B R A H A M • Galatians 3:8-9 (NKJV) • And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
  37. 37. I W I L L M A K E Y O U A G R E AT N AT I O N • I will make you a blessing to all nation • You are a nation to teach other nations • We become a blessing by Teaching these nations
  38. 38. A N O T H E R T R A N S L AT I O N . . . • “Matthew 28:18-20 • 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
  39. 39. " D O E V E RY T H I N G I H AV E C O M M A N D E D Y O U " T H AT ' S T H E S E C R E T • If you are not disciples or taught by Jesus how do you teach or disciple other nations but you are holding on to your culture how do you teach others • Nothing like a Yoruba Christian or a northern Christian
  40. 40. 7 S P H E R E S O F D I S C I P L E S H I P • First, it's the institution set up by God first, the family. • After the family was church, or the people of God. • The third was the area of school, or education. • The fourth was media, public communication, in all forms, printed and electronic.
  41. 41. 7 S P H E R E S O F D I S C I P L E S H I P • The fifth was what I call "celebration", the arts, entertainment, and sports, where you celebrate within a culture. • The sixth would be the whole area of the economy, which starts with innovations in science and technology, productivity, sales, and service. • And so the last was the area of government.
  42. 42. G I V E M E T H I S M O U N TA I N • But those seven can be considered like Caleb: "Give me this mountain," and they can be a "mountain" to achieve for God.
  43. 43. T H I S I S Y O U R W I S D O M & U N D E R S TA N D I N G • Deuteronomy 4:5-8 (NKJV) • “Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. 6 Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. ’
  44. 44. T H I S I S Y O U R W I S D O M & U N D E R S TA N D I N G • Deuteronomy 4:5-8 (NKJV) • 7 “For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the Lord our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him? 8 And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous judgments as are in all this law which I set before you this day? • Advanced Medical Knowledge in the Bible
  45. 45. W H O I S T O D I S C I P L E Y O U R N E I G H B O U R C A N A D A O R E N G L A N D • LORD COME TO DISCIPLE US SO WE CAN DISCIPLE OTHERS • My experience in RCCG Dallas Convention • When you become an American you take an oath to forsake the other kingdom or country
  46. 46. T H E O AT H O F U . S . C I T I Z E N S H I P A N D A L L E G I A N C E T O T H E U . S . C O N S T I T U T I O N • The following United States Oath of Citizenship must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become naturalized citizens of the United States: • I hereby declare, on oath, • that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
  47. 47. • that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; • that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; • that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law;
  48. 48. T H E O AT H O F U . S . C I T I Z E N S H I P A N D A L L E G I A N C E T O T H E U . S . C O N S T I T U T I O N • that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; • that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; • and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. • In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.
  49. 49. W E A L S O H AV E C H A N G E D K I N G D O M S • THIS IS DISCIPLESHIP A MODEL OF OUR ALLEGIANCE AS BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS • WE TOOK AN OATH BUT WE HAVE NOT KEPT IT • WE MUST KEEP IT AND RESPOND TO THE CALL OF GOD • why American? The model the blessing of Abraham not ILE-IFE
  50. 50. W E A L S O H AV E C H A N G E D K I N G D O M S M AY G O D M A K E Y O U R L I F E B U S I N E S S S U C C E S S A N D P R O S P E R I T Y B E T H E T Y P E O F L I F E P E O P L E A R E I M M I G R AT I N G T O WA R D S
  51. 51. W E A L S O H AV E C H A N G E D K I N G D O M S • Let your will be done in my life • Disciple me in your productive culture • A nation that is prosperous worthy to be emulated • A business people are running to to find out more • Help us to be discipled
  52. 52. W E A R E T O B E D I F F E R E N T I N E V E RY T H I N G W E D O • Aso ebi weddings naming spending saving investing etc • We are here because we admitted that we do not know what to pray and what to do
  53. 53. ! L O R D T E A C H U S T O P R AY T H A T ' S T H E N E X T T H I N G W E A R E D O I N G
  54. 54. W H Y B E C A U S E W E D O N ' T K N O W W H AT T O D O . . . . O R T O P R AY • If you believe or think you know how we would know by your fruits...
  55. 55. O U R P R AY E R T O D AY ! • Teach me, • Teach the church • Teach this nation • To pray... • Pray inspired by the Holy Ghost

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