Sunday Pulpit Series – Transformation 11

Sunday Pulpit Series

Transformation 11
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

The events leading to the fall of Babylon were gathering speed. The same pride that led to the fall of Nebuchadnezzar, filled his son Belshazzar.
Ecclesiastes 10:16 NIV
“Woe to the land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning.”

The nobles of Babylon loved partying, drunkenness, feasting and orgies.
Daniel 5:1 NIV
“King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them.”

It was drunkenness and pride that pushed Belshazzar to call for God’s vessels to use for drinking and eating at his party.
Daniel 5:2a NIV
“While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple in Jerusalem.”

He was under the influence of alcohol.
Daniel 5:3 NIV
“So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them.”

God’s judgment was swift.
Daniel 5:5 NIV
“Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote.”

Terror and dismay fell upon Belshazzar.
Daniel 5:6 NIV
“His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.”

Belshazzar called his wizards to interpret the handwriting on the wall.
Daniel 5:7a NIV
“The king summoned the enchanters, astrologers and diviners.”

None of them could interpret the handwriting.
Finally they called for Daniel who interpreted the writing, and prophesied the immediate fall of Babylon.

May all barriers and obstacles blocking your path, fall as you go to church.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference

Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Accra Airport

Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017

Time:
6pm daily

Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

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Morning Message of Motivation – Trophies of Grace: 12

Morning Message of Motivation

Trophies of Grace: 12
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Saul’s early ministry brought both amazement and persecution. There was no shyness in Saul. He did not hesitate or tread cautiously. He was not worried about what people would think about his turnaround.
Acts 9:20-21 NKJV
“Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
Then all who heard were amazed, and said, “Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?”

Saul however, was absolutely focused on his new found mission in Christ. The same zeal he applied in persecuting the Believers, he now turned to preach the gospel.
Acts 9:22 NKJV
“But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.”

Persecution made him stronger. People accused him of betraying his fellow Pharisees and the religious establishment, but he was not moved. Soon he attracted major enemies.
Acts 9:23 NKJV
“Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him.”

The former persecutor was now facing serious persecution. The religious establishment was now plotting to kill Saul but he had some friends who gave him a tip off.
Acts 9:24 NKJV
“But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him.”

Saul knew the plans of the enemy and avoided their traps.
May God empower you to escape all the tricks and snares of the enemy. May the Lord give you advance knowledge of all Satan’s plots. You will escape every pit, in Jesus’ name.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference

Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Airport

Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017

Time:
6pm daily

Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

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Morning Message of Motivation – Trophies of Grace: 11

Morning Message of Motivation

Trophies of Grace: 11
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

One of the most beloved hymns of old is the evergreen hymn “Amazing Grace.”
Generations have sung this hymn with deep personal meaning.
Every true child of God can identify with the verse, “I once was lost, but now I am found.”
Everyone was once lost.
Those who are saved through Christ know what it means to be “now found.”

Ephesians 2:8 NKJV
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,”

Saul was healed and baptized in the Holy Ghost when Ananias laid his hands on him.
He also was baptized in water as any new convert.
Acts 9:18 NKJV
“Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.”

Saul then joined the Believers in Damascus.
The people Saul was coming to persecute had become his new family in Christ.
Acts 9:19 NKJV
“So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.”

The disciples in Damascus must have taught Saul the fundamentals of the gospel.
Saul’s ministry began immediately in Damascus.
Acts 9:20 NKJV
“Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.”

Saul’s transformation was simply amazing.
Acts 9:21 NKJV
“Then all who heard were amazed, and said, “Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?”

God’s grace transformed Saul and made him a wonder to his generation.

May the grace of God ignite great changes for the better, in your life.
May God empower you to begin to do all He called you to do early, in Jesus’ name.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference

Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Accra Airport

Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017

Time:
6pm daily

Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

ADMISSION IS FREE.
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Morning Message of Motivation – Trophies of Grace: 10

Morning Message of Motivation

Trophies of Grace: 10
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Saul received Ananias as Christ’s messenger.
He was ready for everything that Christ had sent Ananias to do for him.
Saul was ready to be healed of blindness and ready for the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 9:17 NKJV
“And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

Ananias laid his hands on Saul. “Laying on of hands” is a very effective way of ministering God’s grace to a needy person.
Acts 9:18 NKJV
“Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.”

Laying on of hands was first used in the Old Testament for imparting blessings.
Joseph brought his two sons to be blessed by their grandfather Israel.
He brought Mannasseh to Jacob’s right hand and Ephraim to Jacob’s left hand, because Mannasseh was older.
Genesis 48:14 NIV
“But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim’s head, though he was the younger, and crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head, even though Manasseh was the firstborn.”

Joseph protested.
Genesis 48:18 NKJV
And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”

Jacob however said he knew what he was doing.
By the laying on of his hands, Jacob promoted Ephraim above his elder brother Mannasseh.
Genesis 48:20 NKJV
“So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you Israel will bless, saying, ‘May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!’ ” And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh.”

May you be among those whose hands bring healing and blessings upon suffering humanity.
May God’s blessings flow upon you and also through you to others, in Jesus’ name.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference

Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Accra Airport

Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th Oct., 2017

Time:
6pm daily

Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

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Sunday Pulpit Series – Transformation: 10

Sunday Pulpit Series

Transformation: 10
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

God promised to judge Babylon for its excessive cruelty. Jeremiah prophesied about the fall of Babylon.
Jeremiah 51:8 NKJV
“Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed. Wail for her! Take balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed.”

The rule of the Nebuchadnezzar dynasty would come to a sudden end.
God stirred up the anger of the Medes to bring judgment on Babylon.
Jeremiah 51:11 NKJV
“Make the arrows bright! Gather the shields! The Lord has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes. For His plan is against Babylon to destroy it, Because it is the vengeance of the Lord, The vengeance for His temple.”

God was going to take vengeance upon the Babylonians for desecrating His temple.
Belshazzar was a descendant of Nebuchadnezzar.
He was ruling Babylon when the 70 years of captivity was drawing to a close.
Daniel 5:1 NKJV
“Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand.”

Belshazzar gave a sacrilegious order under the influence of alcohol.
Daniel 5:2 NKJV
“While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.”

He and his concubines and friends used God’s holy vessels for their drunken feasting.
Daniel 5:4 NKJV
“They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.”

Suddenly a hand appeared and wrote on the wall.
Daniel 5:5 NKJV
“In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace;”

May every spirit of Babylon against you fall as you go to church.

NB:

Fresh Oil Conference

Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Airport

Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017

Time:
6pm daily

Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Morning Message of Motivation – Trophies of Grace: 5

Morning Message of Motivation

Trophies of Grace: 5
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

The grace of God to help a man, often involves the active help of other men.
Jesus Christ did for Saul what God alone could possibly do.
Jesus shined a light brighter than the noon day sun on Saul, and spoke audibly to him from heaven.
Acts 9:5 NKJV
“And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

No man could do that.
Indeed Saul would never have accepted this message from any human being.
Saul’s encounter with Christ changed his life but he needed further help.
Saul wanted to know what Christ wanted him to do next.

Acts 9:6 NKJV
“So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Jesus did not tell Saul who would give him his next assignment.
Jesus just told him to go to Damascus.
Saul’s helpers would locate him in Damascus.

Acts 9:8 NKJV
“Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.”

When Saul arose from the ground he found out that he was blind, and could not see anything.
The only thing he knew he had to do was to go to Damascus.
Jesus was going to send him some destiny helpers.
Saul spent the next three days fasting and praying.
As Saul prayed, God began to move upon the hearts of his destiny helpers.

May God’s grace release helpers for your destiny.
May God direct you to the places where your destiny helpers will find you, in Jesus’ name.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference
Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Airport

Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017

Time: 6pm daily

Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Morning Message of Motivation – Trophies of Grace: 3

Morning Message of Motivation

Trophies of Grace: 3
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Saul had a life changing encounter with Christ Jesus.
He didn’t seek for it.
He didn’t even believe in Christ but Christ visited him by grace and favour.
Acts 26:14 NKJV
“And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’”

Jesus spoke to Saul in an audible voice.
Christ said Saul was persecuting Him.
Saul had been persecuting the Believers but Jesus said he was actually persecuting Him.
Matthew 25:40 NKJV
“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”

Christ taught that both good and bad deeds done to His people were actually done to Him.
Saul was amazed to discover that he was actually fighting the Lord of Lords.
Before this experience, Saul had no idea that he was doing anything wrong because all the religious leaders supported him.
Fortunately, Jesus showed him his error and Saul repented.
Saul for the first time addressed Jesus as Lord.
Acts 26:15 NKJV
“So I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

Jesus revealed Himself to Saul.
Jesus told Saul the purpose of God for appearing to him.
Acts 26:16 NKJV
“But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.”

Saul was to become a minister and a witness of divinely revealed truths.

May you see your way clearly by the help of God’s revelation.
May Almighty God grant you dreams and visions that will advance your purpose in life, in Jesus’ name.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference
Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Airport
Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017
Time:
6pm daily
Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Morning Message of Motivation – Trophies of Grace: 2

Morning Message of Motivation

Trophies of Grace: 2
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Apostle Paul was arrested in the temple during a visit to Jerusalem, on false charges.
The whole city was in an uproar.
Acts 21:30 NKJV
“And all the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut.”

The Jews got ready to stone Paul to death.
Acts 21:31 NKJV
“Now as they were seeking to kill him, news came to the commander of the garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.”

The former chief persecutor himself was being persecuted. The Roman soldiers rescued Paul from the mob, and kept him in prison awaiting trial.
While he was in detention he was brought before king Agrippa.
The king asked Paul to defend himself.
Acts 26:1 NKJV
“Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You are permitted to speak for yourself.” So Paul stretched out his hand and answered for himself:”

Paul recounted his early life as a persecutor of the church.
Acts 26:9 NKJV
“Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.”

He described how he chased Christians even into foreign lands.
Acts 26:11 NKJV
“And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.”

Then he described his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus that changed his life. Acts 26:13 NKJV
“At midday, O king, along the road I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me.”

Saul and his team were thrown to the ground.
Jesus Christ then spoke to Saul. Saul was totally changed forever.

May God grant you life-changing experiences by the revelation of His word.
May God grant you grace to make every necessary change for victory in your life, in Jesus’ name.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference
Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Airport
Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017
Time: 6pm daily
Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Morning Message of Motivation – Trophies of Grace: 1

Morning Message of Motivation

Trophies of Grace: 1
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

A trophy is a prize given to acknowledge victory.
Paul received mercy so he would become a trophy of God’s unlimited grace.
1 Timothy 1:16 NKJV
“However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.”

Paul became an example unto all Believers.
Philippians 3:17 NIV
“Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.”

Christianity becomes a mere religion of rituals if there are no available living examples for Believers to follow.
Christ went to great lengths to provide an example for His followers.
John 13:3 NKJV
“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,”

Jesus knew He had complete authority over all things.
Jesus knew that God sent Him to the earth.
Jesus knew He was returning to the Father.
Jesus knowing all this, decided to provide an example of humble service for His disciples.
John 13:4-5 NKJV
“Rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.”

Jesus said that He did it to provide an example.
John 13:14-15 NKJV
“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”

May we always be aware of the examples that God has raised up for us.
May God’s Hand raise you up and make you a positive example for your generation, in Jesus’ name.

NB:
Fresh Oil Conference
Venue:
Holiday Inn hotel, Airport
Dates:
Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017
Time:
6pm daily
Speaker:
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Sunday Pulpit Series – Transformation: 9

Sunday Pulpit Series

Transformation: 9
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

God raised two special men to fulfill Jeremiah’s prophecies. God raised Daniel as a prophetic intercessor, through the writings of Jeremiah.
Daniel 9:2 NKJV
“in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”

Daniel began his intercession by the direct inspiration of Jeremiah’s prophecies.
Daniel waged a good warfare with Jeremiah’s prophecies.
1 Timothy 1:18 NKJV
“This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare”

God heard the prayers of Daniel.
God raised Cyrus to become the new king of Babylon.
God also stirred his heart to fulfill Jeremiah’s prophecies.
Ezra 1:1 NKJV
“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,”

Cyrus was a heathen king but through the prayers of Daniel, God touched his heart.
Ezra 1:2 NKJV
“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah.”

Amazingly, Cyrus the heathen king said God had commanded him to build Him a temple in Jerusalem. This was an amazing answer to Daniel’s prayer.
Cyrus was not a Jew. He was a Gentile warlord. Normally, such a man would not care about the things of God, but the heart of the king is in the hands of the Lord.
Proverbs 21:1 NKJV
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord,
Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”

God turned the heart of Cyrus and he released the Jews to go back and rebuild the temple.
May God work incredible miracles in your life as you go to church.
NB: Fresh Oil Conference
Venue: Holiday Inn hotel, Airport
Dates: Sun. 8th to Tues. 10th October, 2017
Time: 6pm daily
Speaker: Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi