The Glorious Church - Recharge 2021, Day 2
It is indeed great, spending time with the Almighty God. The second day of the “Recharge” Summit held on Thursday, 30th December 2021 with soul lifting praise and worship as well as Bible Study.
Pastor Isaac Olori (International Director, GEWC) spoke on the theme, “The Glorious Church” (Ephesians 5:25-27). He stated that the primary purpose why Christ came, died and resurrected was to prepare for Himself a glorious church where the Church is the assembly of believers.
Going further, he said that Paul referred to the Church as the bride of Jesus Christ hence we, as believers are that bride in the making, while God is the King, preparing the marriage feast for His Son (Matthew 22:2). Elaborating on the euphoria, expectations and preparations of a couple for their wedding, in the same vein, he said, we must be prepared as the bride of Christ for the marriage supper of the Lamb (2 Corinthians 11:2, Revelation 19:7-9, Isaiah 54:5). We must live in expectation of that marriage.
Being glorious is to be held in honor, gorgeous, shining brilliantly in majesty . We must also be in the right wedding garment and be glorious from the inside to the outside. (Matthew 22:2, (Psalm 45:13).
He further spoke on the characteristics of the Glorious Church.
- Purity and power: A Glorious Church is a pure church and purity produces power. We must examine ourselves according to the standards of the Bridegroom (Ephesians 4:13-14).
- No Spot: A Glorious Church is one without spots. Spot refers to any impurity derived from sin. The glorious Church must be unspotted from the world.
- No wrinkles: A wrinkle is a deformity as a result of decay. We must remain fresh spiritually and Christ has everything that can keep us spiritually fresh (James 1:27).
Recharge your Spirit Man – Recharge 2021, Day 1
What a refreshing time in God’s presence as “Recharge 2021” kicked off on Wednesday, 29th December 2021. The theme for this event is “The Glorious Church”.
Laying the foundation was Pastor Isaac Olori (International Director, GEWC) on the topic “Recharge Your Spirit Man” (Isaiah 40:27-31). He defined recharge as to refresh, renew, reenergize, revive and restore. He also stated that the length you will go in life, pursuit or career is determined by the amount of energy you carry within. Furthermore, for any energy to be sustainable (whether in the physical or spirit), it must have a source of recharge.
He used several examples to illustrate that whatever is not rechargeable can get exhausted. An example is the battery of mobile phones which is recharged at least every other day. He stated that many care for the physical battery of their phones but do not care about their “spiritual battery” which is the spirit man.
Going further, he stated that anyone can faint or be weak whether you are God’s servant like Elijah (1 Kings 19) or a youth (Isaiah 40:30), which is why it is vital to take timeout to recharge. Below are more highlights of his talk.
Signs of being weak (Psalm 63:1-2)
- Loss of relationship with God
Causes of weakness
- Sin which breaks our relationship with God.
- Double mindedness
- Walking in the flesh
- Lack of spiritual Sabbath where you give up on physical activities to seek God’s face.
Other causes of weakness are pain, sickness, mental and emotional stress, challenges, unfulfilled dreams, vision etc. (1 Kings 19:1-5, 9).
How to recharge your spirit man (2 Corinthians 4:5, Colossians 3:10)
- Renew your faith
- Renew your hope
- Renew your mind