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About The Church

Our Hstory

Christ Revealing Church, an arm of The Exalted Christ Ministries began in a living room at the Staff Quarters of Asokoro District
Hospital, Asokoro, Abuja – Nigeria on the 1st of April, 2012 with just 3 people in attendance….

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Church Mission

  • We teach and train believers to understand and be established in who they are, what they have and what they can do in Christ.
  • We emphasize a strong atmosphere of New Testament worship where Christ is the focus and impossibilities become possible.
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Adedayo Ponnle is a teacher of The Word whose passion is to see Christians walk in the reality of the revelation of eternal life in them. He believes the knowledge of the person and the finished work of Christ is the main ingredient for victorious living. He has served in different capacities ranging from being a worker in various departments to Assistant Pastor in other local churches for more than two decades. He serves the Lord Jesus and the CRC Family as a pastor.

He is happily married to Omotola who is also a minister of the Gospel. They are blessed with a lovely daughter.

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THE FATHERHOOD OF GOD

Part 1

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named” Eph. 3:14-15

One of the most important revelations you can ever have as a believer about/of God is the amazing fact that He is your Father! He maybe a God or the great Creator to the world, a Jehovah to the Jews but He is a Father to us. Jesus, the express image of God to the earth called Him Father several times in the four gospels. “Father” was Jesus’ favourite term for addressing God. It was altogether strange to those who heard Him refer to God as Father, in fact at some point the Jews sought to kill Him for this same reason (Jn. 5:18). Until this moment in history, every other person called Him God, from the priests to the kings and the prophets! The Gospel according to John alone recorded the account of Jesus calling God “my Father” and “the Father” 103 times, chapter 14 only has 20 mentions! Jesus introduced the Fatherhood of God to the world. He came to reveal God the Father to us.

Jesus taught His disciples to pray this way “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name...” (Matt. 6:9). He affectionately informed that “...the Father Himself loveth the you...” (Jn. 16:27). He boldly proclaimed at the tomb of Lazarus for all who were present to hear “Father, I thank You that you have heard me...” (Jn. 11:41). After His resurrection, He appeared to Mary who was worried about where they had kept His body “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God” (Jn. 20:17). Jesus chose to call Him Father!

The Greek word translated to “father” is “pater”. It carries a connotation of one who is the source, the originator, one who nourishes and nurtures. Over the years, men have invented their own words or ways by which they refer or defer to God! But we must choose to stick to what we have read or heard Jesus call Him. Don’t try to look for some mysterious names in your dialect to call Him. In my Nigerian local dialect, Yoruba to be precise, God is often called some names that you begin to wonder, do these names or terminologies make any sense at all? E.g. Oyigiyigi, alapa nla, opomulero, aseda, asewa etc. Some of these descriptive names sound like incantations made to some little lifeless gods by ignorant idol worshippers. Let’s not reduce God to our human or cultural perceptions. Keep it simple! The less is more! God is okay by you calling Him what Jesus called Him! Let’s stop these emotional tantrums that we refer to as praise to God. He doesn’t even want us to see Him in the light of certain miraculous interventions we’ve received from Him. Miracles don’t define Him! He loves the eternal relationship He has established for us in His Son, Christ Jesus. He is our Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! (1 Cor. 1:9).

Lift up your hands today and simply call Him Father! My Father! Our Father! The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! We’ll continue this teaching tomorrow. Till then, do have a great day.
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This Sunday

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His Worship Our edification

Our Prayer His Answer

His Word Our Spiritual Growth

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THE INTEGRITY OF THE WORD

God’s word has integrity. It is dependable, unchangeable, and reliable. The word of God is irresistible and invincible.

The word “integrity” points to a state of completeness and wholeness. The quality of being honest and having strong principle; if it is upright and honorable then it has integrity. If it has good character and nobility, you are describing the term “integrity”. We’ll be considering the word of God in the light of those qualities / attributes. The word of God is complete, the word of God is whole, it is a reality, and it remains unshakable and everlasting.

Our understanding of the word of God is our understanding of God. To know God is to know His word. The word of God, is the very thought of God. That is, the logic of God. If you want to know how God thinks, you’ll find that clearly in His word. The word of God is who God is. There’s nothing like, this is God, and this is His word. No! The word and God are together to the point that you cannot separate them or distinguish one from another. The word is God and God is the Word (John 1:1). “In the beginning was the word …” That means the word has always been. It is not a new invention or a new creativity. The word has been from the beginning and has been before the beginning began.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made… He came unto his own, and his own received him not…” John 1:1-17.

The word is the revelation of God. Verse 18 of John 1 states that, “No man hath seen God at any time; only the begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” The word is an acquaintance with the Father. No man can know the Father, outside the word. The Word is who God is, the Word is God himself.

God said it; I believe it; that settles it. I often say it this way, “God said it that settles it, and I believe it.” The proclamation of the word of God is the settlement of that word. So, it is not my believing that settles it - No! God who has spoken, has settled what He said. “All the promises of God are in Him yea and amen..” (2 Cor. 1:20). How one takes God’s word, shows how he/she takes God. The word is an unseen reality, it is an invisible reality. The word is real, but cannot be touched with physical hand – so if you take the word seriously, that means you take God seriously and if you take the word with levity, then, you’ll equally take God with levity.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” Heb. 4:12 – 13.

The word that became flesh was the intention of God, the thought pattern of God, carrying upon itself flesh. This is the way God came down to man. He came down to man through the instrumentality of His Word via human vessel . We got born again by the word of God (Rom. 10:6-17; I Pt. 1:23). The Psalmist said, the word of God has been tested several times and it comes out purer than gold. Every believer must approach the word of God with the mindset of its integrity. The value you place on the teachings on/ of God’s word shows the value you have for God. If you don’t honor the word of God, if God comes down in person to you, you will not honor Him. So our approach to God must be from the point of view of our knowledge of His word.

The Hebrew describes the term “word” as ‘Dabar’ which means “matter”. The Greek words are “Logos” and “Rhema”. In John 1:1 – in the beginning was “the Word”… the term used here is ‘Logos’, In the beginning was the logic of God, the thought pattern of God, the message of God and then in Romans 10:17 where it says,”So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”. The term there is ‘Rhema’, you find it also in Verse 8 too. Rhema points to what was spoken about the message. So ‘Rhema’ is simply explained as the content of ‘Logos’. That means then that ‘Logos’ is an entity and what the prophets of old said about this entity is called ‘Rhema’. Rhema are the words spoken by the prophets ahead of time that were documented. Rhema is already a written and concluded fact. It cannot be improved upon (I Peter 1:23-25). Simply put, ‘Logos’ is a Person; which is the Person of Christ. ‘Rhema’ are the words spoken by the prophets concerning that Person (Heb. 1:1).

WHAT THE WORD IS TO BELIEVERS:

 The believer was born again by the word (I Pt.1:23-25; James 1:18). We were saved by the Word. We are offsprings of the word. Only the word of God can make a sinner, a saint.
 The word is our contact with God (Jn. 17:2-3).
 We are built up (spiritual development) by the word (Acts 20:32).
 We are in-dwelt by the word (Col 3:16).
 We are healed by the word (Ps 107:7; Prov. 4:20).

THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE WORD OF GOD

 The word of God is the word of faith (Rom. 10:8).
 The word of truth. The word conveys truth to us (Jam 1:18).
 The word of righteousness (Heb 5:13).
 The word of life (1 Jn 1:1).
 The word of His grace (Acts 20:32).
 The faithful word (Titus 1:9).
 The word of His power (Heb. 1:3).
 The good word (Heb. 6:5).
 The word of prophecy (II Pt. 1:19).
 The engrafted word (Jam. 1:21).

WHAT DO I DO WITH THE WORD

 Delight yourself in the Word – I must delight myself in the word of God. That means I must find the word of God exciting (Ps. 1:2-4). Excitement brings expectation. Be excited about the word of God only!

 Desire – Desire is an irrestible longing. The bible admonishes us to desire the sincere milk of the word (I Pt. 2:1-2). Value is critical to desire. Delight births a strong desire.

 Devour – Devour the word. Just like one who is addicted to drugs is not himself when he has not taken them, so also it should be with you as a believer when you’ve not studied, read or listened to the word of God. Be known for playing teachings of the word with your device (Phone).

 Distill – To distill means to meditate. Meditate on God’s word. That’s the only way you engage your mind on the word. The mind that thinks through the word, cannot engage the mundane things of the world.

 Do the word – Act on the word. It begins with delight and ends with doing. Hold the word dear to your and do it. Feed on the word and you’ll see yourself acting it out. Your doing is a product of your meditation.

Delight --–> Desire –->Devour –->Distill –->Do the word.

Say these words out loud

I am born of the Word
I delight myself in the Word
I feed on the written Word regularly and consistently
No amount of pressure or contrary evidences can take me out of the path of the Word
I do not find it difficult to act on the Word
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PRAYING FOR THE NATIONS

Part 3

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matt. 24:14).

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1Tim 2:1-4).

For God so loved the world that He gave...Jn. 3:16
The motive or motivation of the One who gave His Son for the world and those who pray for the propagation of the Gospel of the Son is the same! Love was why He gave and it is the same reason we pray. Praying for the nations should be borne out of love. There are no unanswered prayers on the lips of love.

The nations are ours for the taking with the Gospel of Christ. God has no group of people on the earth other than believers in Christ. He carries out His will through them, His counsel is established through their deeds and if nothing gets done it will be due to their non availability or unyieldedness.

An important take away from our second text is this, praying for all men is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. When we reach men in prayer we are reaching nations. God notices when we prioritise praying for the salvation of men

When we pray for the nations, what do we pray about? What should be the content of our prayers?

1. That the hold of ignorance on the minds of unbelievers be broken as the light of the Gospel shines through.
2. That there will be more willing vessels to take the Gospel to places it has never been preached or heard.
3. That the needs of missionaries be met and their hearts strengthened to do much more.
4. That disciples will be raised in different localities who will win their communities for Jesus.
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