Babies In The Temple By Pastor D.K Olukoya
THE MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS SUNDAY SERVICE
DATE: 22ND, NOVEMBER 2020.
THEME: Babies In The Temple
MINISTER: DR. DANIEL OLUKOYA (G.O MFM WORLDWIDE)
Anchored Scriptures: Galatians 4:1-3, Hebrews 5:11-13, Hebrews 6:1
This morning, we are looking at what I call ‘babies in the temple’. It is important for you listen to this message carefully.
In the book of Galatians 4, we read one of the most sobering scripture in the New Testament. It is good to open there so that you can see what we are saying, ‘babies in the temple’.
Galatians 4:1-3 “1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:”
From the scripture passage, it means the childishness put you in bondage, under the elements of this world.
It means the powers of darkness in all its ramifications (witches, wizards, anything), when we were children; we were subjected to those things.
Here is this boy, he’s 4 years old but he has inherited a whole estate of properties, cars, everything. But as far he remains at that 4 years old, he is not different from a servant; he is totally helpless. Although he’s the owner, of course he’s a child; he cannot access and possess it.
Listen to me very carefully beloved, no matter how beautiful you are, no matter how handsome you are, no matter how wonderful you think your destiny is, no matter what power God has given to you to fulfill your mandate, no matter the divine position that God has made available to you, no matter how intelligent you are, no matter how talented you are, no matter the bombardment of anointing upon your life, no matter all the opportunities that God has made available to you, no matter the provisions that heaven has made to you, no matter the spiritual weapons God has given to you to fight the battle of your life, no matter the spiritual gadgets and equipments you have, no matter how wonderful the promises that you have had, no matter how wonderful those dreams you are having about your future (or what God wants to do in your life); you will not enter into it as long as you remain a child!
I don’t know whether you understand what I am telling you?
No matter how wonderful the things God has prepared for you, no matter what heaven has deposited into your life; no matter the position of God for your life; it will not make any difference as long as you remain a child.
Beloved, so the first major issue in your life as a Christian, the first critical issue for you to do so that you can fulfill your mandate in life as a believer is that you must grow! It is not negotiable.
As long as you remain a child, what should not punish you will punish you; what should not terrorize you will terrorize you; the kinds of dreams you should not have, you will be having it; people that are not supposed to be talking to you anyhow, they will be talking to you anyhow.
One of the greatest tragedies in the church, is that the church has become a big nursery school! Those of you who have been nursery school teachers, you know what I am talking about.
- ‘Excuse me sir, excuse me sir; he is pinching me’. The teacher will say ‘stop pinching, stop pinching’.
- Another one will say: ‘excuse me sir, excuse me sir; he has taken my biro’. The teacher will say ‘bring the biro, bring the biro’.
- ‘Excuse me sir, excuse me sir’; and the teacher is running about like a crazy person in class.
The church has become like a nursery school like that. Pastors sit down to settle quarrel between husbands and wives, a quarrel that shouldn’t take them 2 minutes to resolve.
You have been sleeping in with a woman for 15 years, now you are waking up that the woman is a witch.
Many who claim to be growing, they are not growing; they are just getting fat. There is a difference between vertical growth and horizontal growth. Many are growing horizontally. You are expanding in the flesh, but in the spirit; they are a paper weight. That is why they are messing you about in the dream.
- Another mark of babies, they don’t know what is important and what is not important. They couldn’t care less where they are and it’s a strange thing.
- Don’t you notice how Christians rush to miracle services, because children loves the spectacular, but only the mature are interested in love, peace, patience, discipline, and brokenness.
There are plenty of babies in the temple.
If we call a meeting now, titled ‘possess your possession’; people will come!
If we put another flier, titled ‘we want to study the nature of hell fire, nature of heaven,’; many will not turn up.
So like children, many don’t know how to value things. You offer a child a 50 naira note or you offer a child a 1000 naira note, you place it side by side with biscuit; he will pick the biscuit, not knowing that the money there will buy that biscuit many times over. Many Christians are the same when it comes to materialism.
I’m praying that you will grow.
There are people who have been Christians for 10 years, 20 years, and they still cannot lead a person to Christ; they’ve never led anybody they know to Christ. They preferred to be fed with milk.
Many of our seminaries and bible colleges, they are just teaching them milk.
Look at the Bible, Hebrews 5:11-13; I’ll not be doing you much good if I see what is making you a constant deliverance candidate. I will explain to you that the reason you are a constant deliverance candidate is because you have refused to grow. When you focus on growth, there is a level you will grow to in God; that certain things don’t move close to you anymore. They will come to you but they cannot enter.
There is a level which heaven wants you to get to, if you do not move to that level and you are in lower level; the powers that are not suppose to be troubling you will be troubling you there because you refuse to change your level.
Hebrews 6:1, all those things he just mentioned; these are primary school subjects and kindergarten topics (repentance from dead works, faith towards God, baptisms, laying of hands, resurrection of the dead and eternal judgement). Unfortunately, in most churches on Sundays and week days; we repeat the same repentance and faith messages. Paul calls those ones kindergarten teachings, he calls them milk.
Many are just drinking milk and milk. The Bible says ‘the time they ought to be teachers, they themselves needed to be taught again the basic doctrine of Christ’.
Are you a baby? I hope not, but if you are; this morning is a morning you pray yourself out of babyhood. This morning is a morning to pray yourself to the next level, it’s a morning of very critical decision.
Raise up your right hand and declare this: I must grow by the power in the blood of Jesus!
Many pastors, all they do on Sundays and weekdays; is to warm up the milk and begin to feed the people. We have plenty of the congregation of babies.
This is why there is so much deliverance going on, too many babies.
- A baby is a little person who is utterly dependent on another.
- A baby is a person who cannot fend for himself. This mountain, that mountain, just roaming around mountains, instead of you to sit down in your house and grow and convert that your house to the mountain.
- A baby is a person who often times is amused by rubbish. What is not interesting, that is what amuse them.
- A baby is a person who seem to put into his mouth anything he sees flying around. Ha, they say they are there; you run there. There is another one in the bar each, you run there. You go from vigil to vigil. Grow, stop roaming around like rabbit, stop running about like mosquitoes; grow.
Immediately you grow, which is the joy of people like us. The mountain of fire is a church that teaches you to war. We teach spiritual independence. You can stand on your own without any pastor, you don’t need any pastor to fight your battle and that is what we teach. Any man of God, any prophet or any pastor who wants you to make you dependent on him is a slave trader.
My joy will be that everybody in mountain of fire has grown to a level, everybody is growing to a level, that even as we are having a service now, if they are bringing in a corpse to this church for us to pray on and an usher can stop them and say ‘you don’t need to bother our father in the Lord, this is something we can do for ourselves and the usher will pray and the miracle will happen’. That is the kind of place we are looking for.
The strange reality is that we have plenty of baby Christians in the house of God, immature Christians, undeveloped christians.
Imagine a 50 year old man, going to work with a dummy in his mouth and his toy underneath his arm pit; it will be a strange sight. Or a 70 year old woman with a baby rattle in her mouth.
- Babies cannot feed themselves, they need to be bottle fed or spoon fed; they are being fed by others.
When you cannot sit down and take your own bible and read and meditate and understand, you are a baby. Although you cannot; when you are now avoiding the meetings where they can teach you how to be a bible scholars, then you are a baby.
The Bible says ‘babies cannot take strong meat, milk’,
99% of the messages we are teaching to Christians in this country is all milk. And sometimes, when we introduce the meat; it feels so hard for some people. Some fight it and resist it, saying ‘they don’t like it at all’.
The story of a man, shared by Daddy G.O:
There was a man coming to this church many years back. After some time we stop seeing him, he started going to some of these new generational churches outside.
So when we met him, I said ‘daddy you are not coming to service again’. He said ‘ha, I can’t come, any time I come to that service, they are always making me feel guilty’.
They are saying you cannot marry three wives, you can’t do this and that, and I have three wives; and I want to marry one more and they are already preaching against those three. So they are making me feel guilty here, and I am not coming again. So in the new church that I am now, the pastor has never mentioned that polygamy is bad one day. ‘So I feel comfortable there’, these are the things he said.
Ten days ago, they called me and say the man was sick. He is now calling for MFM prayers where he ran away from, many years ago. I believe he would have been buried now, he died. The time he should stay and learn, he didn’t want to learn anything.
- Babies will not like to take medicine that is bitter, they will not like to take what is sour or bitter. Even when the thing is good for them, so this is why they had to sugarcoat their medicine because they don’t like those bitter things that will help them.
- Babies are not ready for meat and there are plenty of them in the temple and this is what we want to pray against here this morning.
Do not settle for anything, settle for growth. Do not struggle to be known in church, struggle for growth. If God has not exposed you yet, He’s asking you to grow.
For 30 years, Jesus was in the incubator. For those 30 years, he was growing.
Do not struggle to go to the pulpit, don’t struggle to the stage but settle for the growth.
Stop seeking for recognition or for notice, settle for growth. If you have grown, nobody can stop you. If you have grown, nobody can take your place.
Instead of grumbling, grow. Instead of complaining, grow. Instead of saying ‘this is wrong with this church, that is wrong with that church’; leave them alone and grow.
The reason you have not entered into your full inheritance is because you have not grown.
The reason they are pushing you here and there, is because you have not grown.
No power can subdue you when you grow.
There are plenty of 50 year olds, 60 years old, 65 year old and 70 years old babies in the church. If at the age of 60 or 65 years old, you are still going to prostitutes; it shows that you are just a baby.
At your age, you are still telling lies; it means you have not grown.
The reason why the enemy is subduing you is because you didn’t grow.
No power can subdue you when you grow.
Do you know the major problem of the church today? The major problem of the church is what I am telling you now. Nobody can stop you when you grow.
Even if they lock you up in the desert, and you grow spiritually there; many will trace you out.
I can tell you as a pastor that our greatest problem in the church today is the problem of growth. We have plenty of members but very few disciples.
Make up your mind that you will not use excuses to stop your own growth, excuses can never finish. Somebody has said ‘those who are finding excuses will always be excused’.
Don’t say ‘because I have failed before, I don’t want to try’; that failure is not fatal and that failure is not final defeat, you must try again.
You should not surrender your growth to money. Many are not able to grow because they put consideration of money in the first position in their life.
Some are completely unteachable, and because they are unteachable; they can’t grow
The story of a poor boy, shared by Daddy G.O:
University of Ibadan in those days, college of medicine; a boy had come from a poor home. He had prepared for this exam. He had studied hard, he didn’t sleep.
The exam was to start at 9:00am, then at around 8am; he decided to just put his head on a table and get just 15 minutes sleep before the exam.
But the time he will lift up his head from that table, it was 12:00 noon. The paper had already been done.
May it not be too late for you in the name of Jesus!
Rise to your feet now, all eyes closed.
You need to repent before the Lord for all the times you were spiritual babies. Strong meat you cannot swallow, when they say ‘don’t do this, don’t do that’; you think they are trying to control your life. Your eyes are somewhere else where there is no control, this is a sign of being a baby Christian.
Bow down your heads, tell the Lord to forgive you for all those periods when you were a baby. Ask Him to forgive you!
Before Ministration prayers by Daddy G.O:
- Any curse of infirmity working against me, die in the name of Jesus!
- Any ladder or pipe supplying evil current into my body, break away in the name of Jesus!
- I receive divine tonic and vitamins by the power in the blood of Jesus!
- My immune system, become unchallengeable by any infirmity in the name of Jesus!
- Yokes and covenant of disease, break in the name of Jesus!
- Program of the spirit of death for my body, be extinguished in the name of Jesus!
- Witchcraft sponsored infirmity will not come close to my camp in the name of Jesus!
- I speak woe unto every troubler of the Israel of my life in the name of Jesus!
- By the power in the stripes of the Lord Jesus Christ, I chase every infirmity out of my body in the name of Jesus!
- Every garment of infirmity, catch fire in the name of Jesus!
- I drink the blood of Jesus and I pass out from my body system, every demon of infirmity in the name of Jesus!
- I inhaled the fire of God and pass out every deposit of infirmity from my body in the name of Jesus!
- Every anchor of the wasters, vanish from my body in the name of Jesus!
- Let the power of the shadow of the Almighty overshadow me in the name of Jesus!
- O Lord, make my body too hot for the demon of sickness in the name of Jesus!
- You my blood, be vaccinated by the Holy Ghost in the name of Jesus!
- Diseases unto death, I’m not your candidate; die in the name of Jesus!
- I render my body undevourable to eaters of flesh and drinkers of blood in the name of Jesus!
- Anything that I’ve eaten or swallowed, assigned to attack my health; die in the name of Jesus!
- Rain of divine immunity, envelope and soak me in the name of Jesus!
- Holy Ghost fire, secure my defense against infirmity by fire in the name of Jesus!
- Every dark prophesy, dark prayers and dark wishes against my well being; I dash you to pieces in the name of Jesus!
- I crush every serpent and scorpion of generational infirmity in the name of Jesus!
- Blood of Jesus, Holy Ghost fire; detoxify my body in the name of Jesus!
- Powers drinking the blood of my wholeness, die in the name of Jesus!
- Agenda of wasters for our land, be nullified by the blood of Jesus in the name of Jesus!
- You dark stronghold in charge of sickness and diseases in our land, fall down and die in the name of Jesus!
- We use the blood of Jesus to sanitize our land and cleanse it from every coven sponsored sickness and diseases in the name of Jesus!
After Ministration prayers by Daddy G.O:
Everybody will shout this prayer, the prayer is for those who want to grow. Those who are not interested in growth should keep quiet. You will shout this loud and clear:
- My Father, I am here; revive me in the name of Jesus!
- I Bolaji Abiodun Emmanuel; will not listen to the voice of strangers but I will listen to the voice of God in the name of Jesus!
- Every information stored in the cauldron against me, catch fire in the name of Jesus!
- Axe of God, cut down every witchcraft tree battling my life in the name of Jesus!
- Every cage fashioned to imprison my star, I smash you in the name of Jesus!
- Powers exalting yourselves as eagle against me, I knock you down in the name of Jesus!
- Power of ‘right place at the wrong time’, you are a liar; die in the name of Jesus!
- Any evil meeting summoned against my destiny, scatter in the name of Jesus!
- Powers assigned break my protection, die in the name of Jesus!
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