Eternal Glorious Fountain Ministry (EGFM)
Programme: Believers’ Convention Prayer Meeting (Week 1_Day 2)
Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2023
Minister: Reverend Kayode Oyegoke
1. There are two-fold names in the begotten Son of God (John 3:18). He has the name of the Son of God and the name of the only begotten Son of God. The name of the Son of God is the “every name” mentioned in Philippians 2:9. Every name speaks of a singular name, not plural names. But much more, our Lord Jesus has been given a name that is above every name. Every name is Jesus’ name which He had before He died. After His death, He was given a name above that name. Every name is what scriptures refer to as “My name”, while the name Jesus received after His death and resurrection is "My new name" (Rev. 2:13; Rev. 3:12).
2. The reason why the adjective “new” is added to the description of the “New Jerusalem” is not because it is the latest Jerusalem but because she has acquired the new name (Rev. 3:12). The new name that she acquired is the name of “My God”. Our Lord Jesus was the first person who acquired the "new name" after He had used “every name” to overcome Satan. Every name has to do with a pillar or a full stature, and that pillar is a name. In the opposite way, Satan only gave the antichrist a name after he had become full of other lower names.
3. The church’s idea of sin falls short of what it really is; this is why self-righteousness can develop in us. The issue of discerning sin and wickedness is a priestly honour. Only a priest can discern and take away sin. No man can naturally know sin except he has become a priest; this is because a priest is one who has been cleansed from his sins. The reason God showcased the tabernacle on earth is so that men can learn from it and change. It is only those who have learned the name of Christ that have the capacity to relinquish the name of iniquity (2 Tim. 2:19). God wants to remove everything in us that is contrary to Himself, so He can dwell in us (Ezek. 43:8-9).
4. “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18). Not believing here does not refer to the resolve of an unbeliever only, but one who is shown the light and refuses it because of the unbelief in his soul. Believing the name of the only begotten Son is a high-powered demand. Many believers use the name to seek natural protection. We cannot believe the name of the Son without believing the name of the "only begotten Son of God".
5. There are two major levels in the Son: the begotten Son and the only begotten Son. Jesus was a "begotten Son" while He was in the flesh but after He was raised, He became the "Only begotten Son of God". To believe the begotten Son of God requires believing every name that is in the begotten Son of God. This belief is beyond not doubting; it is to obey and align. To believe is to agree to all of the demands of the name, and this is not easy because we currently see another name as a source of existence instead of the name of the only begotten Son of God. Therefore, believing in Him is choosing to trust Him.
6. “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:6-8). God will not place a demand on us to do the truth when we are not yet in possession of the truth. Having the truth is different from doing the truth. When truth is done, it leads to life because the sequence is from way to truth and then life (Jn. 14:6).
7. “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.” (Ps. 25:10). The season of fellowshipping with God is for us to break free from sin. Without walk, there is no fellowship. Many people pray sincerely but are not in fellowship with the Father. The Father can talk back to us (through the Holy Ghost) while we are yet in our sin, but He is not in fellowship with us.
8. Truth is a particle of spirit that is found in the way. A way is a spirit or a flow of the Spirit of God. When God is giving spirit, He is giving a way. We only locate the truth when we allow the way to run its full course. The truth gives life by teaching us what to do. It is beyond knowledge; it is a gene in our Lord Jesus and the Father. This gene gives its own instruction concerning sin, and even against that which is a lie and an anti-grace property. It is possible to have knowledge but not have spirit. Hence, Satan likes to quickly mature people from his own knowledge into his spirit.
9. The Holy Ghost will not create the same ambience as the Father because not all fellowships have the same spirit. There is an ambience of the Spirit that the Father cannot enter; such is the kind that is between us and the Holy Ghost. The ambience that the Father can enter is called the presence of God. When the Holy Ghost creates this ambience, then the Son and the Father will be present there. This ambience is premised on truth. There are different levels of truth, the highest truth is the spirit in the Father, and this is what Jesus was full of (Jn. 16:15). We need an upgrade in truth to defeat sin. Such an upgrade is what the Lord God calls judgment. When truth is in a transaction, a person is involved in judgments. Thus, when we can judge, we are handling truth commodities so as to end up having life. Without judgment, we will not break free from the covenant of sin.
10. Sin slips into all of us without our knowledge because it was done in us in ignorance. However, Satan opened up the door for some people to have more fellowship with sin. A man’s wisdom is traceable to the kind of fellowship he is involved in. “The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;  For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.” (2 John 1:1-2). The truth ought to be in us all forever. This is the giving of life. This is what God did to Jesus. As He has life in Himself, He is also giving life to us.