You’re Not an Immigrant, You Own the World – Pastor Chris
The Pastor’s Conference of the International Pastor’s and Partner’s Conference 2018 has been literally soaring on Eagles wings with Pastor Chris living up to promise in breaking mental ‘gates of brass’ with his insightful expositions. Preaching on the importance of having an ownership mentality, he told the delegates that the world belongs to them by virtue of being connected to Abraham and his seed because God willed the ownership of this world to his children, he said.
Speaking further, Pastor said that “When I enter a city, I’m taking over. I’m a man of the spirit. Never allow a city to overwhelm you”. He gave an apt example with his experience when he the Church had a programme at the O2 Arena in London, and the crowd was overwhelming, but, “the first time I had a programme the crowd was about 100 people. I told them to have a different mentality… You’re not an immigrant, you’re the owner of any place you find yourself, the Lord owns the whole world, we are the seed of Abraham. The whole world belongs to us”.
Backing it up with scriptural references, Pastor read from the book of Joshua 11-3 (KJV) “Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.”
Joshua according to Pastor was supposed to be an immigrant with a slave mentality, but God trained him not to think like a slave. God told him to “meditate on the word day and night, turn not away from it. Stay on it. Unto these people shall you divide their inheritance of the land I will give them, everywhere the sole of your foot gets to, I’ve given you”.
“I’m never impressed by the tall buildings. I’m a possessor. I know who I am. Think differently. Raise your vision. Don’t think like a man. When did you become a man or a woman? Pastor asked. He further drew allusions from the Book of 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 (NIV) where Paul admonished the Corinthian Church on their rights in Christ, “Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?”
Concluding, Pastor informed the delegates on the importance of talking into their lives. According to him, “in your Christian life, your talking takes you there. What are you? You’re new creatures. You’re indescribable because of your constantly changing glory. It’s about fighting the fight of faith with your body which is given to you as a gift of trust. You resemble your words. What you say is who you are in the spirit. See yourselves as a new creature of beauty and excellence” he added.