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The Dynamics Have Changed - April 14th 2024

Sunday, 14th April, 2024

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome


“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9 KJV).       


One remarkable distinction between Jesus and the prophets of old is that Jesus had the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in Him. The Holy Spirit was within Him, but the prophets only had the Holy Spirit come upon them from time to time.

For example, we read the story in Judges 6 when Gideon was chosen by God to deliver Israel from the Midianites. The Bible says, “But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him” (Judges 6:34).

Also, in the 14th chapter, we find the story of Samson who encountered a young lion while on his way to Timnath. The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, enabling him to tear the lion apart "as he would have torn a kid" (Judges 14:6).

In 1 Samuel 10:10, before Saul became king, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he prophesied among the prophets. Also, read the story of David in 1 Samuel 16:13. After Samuel anointed David as the future king of Israel, the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him.

But today, the dynamics have changed. We’re in the generation of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit doesn’t come on us like He did with those in the Old Testament. He lives in us now in His fullness. The Holy Spirit lives in you in His maximum capacity and entirety, just like Paul said about Jesus in Colossians 1:19, “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.” 

In the next chapter, Paul also reiterated, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9). Then in the very next verse, He was quick to add that we are complete in Him: “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10).

So, today, just like Jesus, when you walk the streets, it’s with the fullness of the Godhead. God Almighty, in His fullness, lives, walks and talks in you. Hallelujah! Can you see that you aren’t an ordinary person? You’re a God-carrying vessel, filled with His fulness, and doing extraordinary things. Glory to God!


"Dear Father, I thank you for the indwelling of your Holy Spirit within me. I’m a God-carrying vessel, replete with the maximum load of God. I am not an ordinary person; I am a vessel of divine power. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Amen."


1 John 4:4; Ephesians 3:14-20; Colossians 1:26-27


Luke 14:1-24; Judges 17-18


Romans 10:11-21; Psalm 119:65-80


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