COMMUNION SERVICE WITH PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also
– Genesis 1:14-16 KJV.
There’s something about the night.
The greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night.
O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of Lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136:1-9 KJV
The terminology is to rule. To rule is to exercise dominion and power. This is authority. We’re children of light. We rule day and night. We’re not the children of night. We repel darkness. Let your light so shine…
There are different kinds of lights. Light to give illumination. Some will give all or some.
Leadership, empowerment. Energy. Capacity to perform. You’re empowered to perform. I’m a performer. I get results. I’m empowered…
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light
– Ephesians 5:14 KJV.
He’s talking to Christians. It’s light, not life. The non Christian is not sleeping. He’s dead spiritually.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light
– Ephesians 5:7-14 KJV.
Get up, Christ shall give you light. Don’t sleep like others. Preach Christ.
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night
– 1 Thessalonians 5:5-7.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation – 1 Thessalonians 5:8 KJV.
Wonderful. We have thousands of staff members working behind the scenes… During the year, we commended the efforts of these ones in the annual staff awards.