15 Sep EMERGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2019: ANOINTING SERVICE WITH PASTOR TAIWO ODUKOYA
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya is the Senior Pastor of the fountain of life church together with his wife Pastor Nomthi Odukoya. He is also a petroleum engineer and worked with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
In his sermon at the grand finale of the Emerge Leadership Conference, 2019, he shared insights on the theme Unleashed.
To understand the definition of the word ‘unleash’, we must understand the word ‘leash’ which is defined as a line for leading an unrestrained animal. The word ‘unleashed’ means to have freedom, liberty, be unchained, be liberated, to break a hold to an extent that nothing external can hinder it.
“We as Christians are not created to be controlled, but to have dominion and be unstoppable. However, to live an unleashed life depends on two things – knowledge and practice.
- Knowledge: This includes knowing man was born leashed/shackled -Psalm 51. The only man born unleashed is Jesus Christ, “for He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” 2 Corinthians 5:21. Therefore to be unleashed and have dominion, we have to be like Jesus.
- Practice: Matthew 17:1-9 tells the story of the transfiguration of Jesus in front of Peter, James and John. Jesus unleashed during the transfiguration. The question then arises as to why Jesus transfigured.
Why did Jesus Transfigured?
- To affirm His power as a treasure in an earthly vessel.
- To affirm His glory
- To affirm His authority over everything that was created including death- John 1:12
- To destroy the works of the devil; by bringing many souls to glory – 1 John 3:8
How did He achieve transfiguration?
- By the anointing, Acts 10:38, Isiah 10:26-27.
As Christians, we have what it takes to be unleashed.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”. Luke 4:18
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