By the anointing God makes, blesses, and consecrates me Queen: I am till my dying day “His anointed servant.” In the anointing God creates a new relationship between Himself and me, giving me for my use in this office just those resources of His divine grace which I need to dispose hands and heart and mind to do His will – The Queen Elizabeth ll The anointing of the Holy Spirit is a definite and distinct experience assured and verified by the witness of the Spirit. The experience of the baptism and anointing of the Holy Spirit is distinct...Read More
Author: Deji Okegbile
QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s PLATINUM JUBILEE: Celebrating the Biblical ideals of Marriage, Home, and Good Government.
A royal jubilee is a significant milestone in the reign of the sovereign. Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, seven decades of royal history is very spiritual and missional with the Bible as the source of her strength. The Queen said at Christmas in 2002, “I know just how much I rely on my own faith to guide me through the good time and the bad. Each day is a new beginning; I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in...Read More
Worthy is the Lamb! Hallelluyah. This is the year the Lord has made to celebrate Methodism, Nigeria premier church at 180 and autonomy at 60. Methodism to post-colonial people such as Nigerians have a long history as a living cell within the Universal Church. Celebrating Methodism, Nigeria Premier Church at 180 and autonomy at 60 beyond a local adaptation or ceremonial leadership or the spirit of the age that has taken over the church is about becoming a disciple movement who make disciples by precept and example in the world as our parish. Using the words of a pioneer...Read More
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another – Jn 13:34 The “New Commandment” Jesus refers to here is in the missional sense of renewal, prophetic, and counter-cultural. The context of Jesus’ washing of His disciples’ feet informed the re-issued commandment (Jn 13:2-5). The “New commandment” in this context is not another commandment to love our fellow man. Jesus, after three years with His disciples called the commandment ‘New’ because the disciples already know the old commandment to love our neighbour as ourselves. Leviticus...Read More
OBA AROMOLARAN, A METHODIST, NIGERIA’S FIRST PhD MONARCH, A PUBLISHER of over 100 Titles, 40th Head of the Ijesa Sovereign Kingdom @ 40 on the Throne
Forty years is quite a long time. To God be the glory for the life of His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland to have had the chance to witness 40 years on the throne, and to give leadership in, and many dramatic and developmental changes in Ijesaland and Nigeria in general. Oba Aromolaran’s mantra is, “Education is life; education is light. It dispels all darkness.” Oba Aromolaran followed his dream like the Biblical Joseph and today his name is ‘specially emblazoned in the Royals’ Hall of Fame for his good deeds,...Read More