To God be the glory for the impact of the past editions of Glory Summit where we have had to examine “Redefining good Success”; “Redefining Greatness”; “Rediscovering true Riches” and “Rejoicing with Joy unspeakable and full of glory”.
After I received the inspiration for the theme of this year’s Glory Summit in the middle of last year, I could not readily make anything out of it until I was led to examine an aspect of the life of Apostle Paul in the Bible. There and then the Holy Spirit began to put expressions to my thoughts and hence this year’s theme: “Enthroning the King in His Kingdom”.
I have been able to establish a trend from the lives of Paul the Apostle and the other folks who were first called Christians in the Bible. I have come to the understanding that a Christian is someone that has revolted against “Self” – conviction brought about by the hearing of God’s word; has surrendered the reign of “Self” by Self - dethroned himself; and has allowed “Self” to come under the lordship, control and reign of God – enthroned Christ so that the kingdom of God can be set up in his heart.
Apostle Paul summed up the three stages in Galatians 2:20 when he says “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Apostle Paul revolted against “self” – by his demonstrated conviction. He dethroned “self” – by his noticeable repentance. He enthroned Christ as his Lord, Master and Saviour – by his fruit bearing life of genuine salvation.
Enthroning the King starts from the centre of our hearts and works outward to the circumference of our beings: inward change - repentance; outward change - reform. The circumference will never be touched until the centre has a new master that rules. Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” It is in this wise that I believe God has permitted our gathering together once again at this year’s Summit for a fruitful exposition of His Word for our edification.
Beloved of God, as I welcome you to “a season of the ministry of God’s Word” at the Glory Summit 2012, let me say that Heaven wants you to sweep your throne room clean by taking out the old sordid throne and throwing it away. The thrones of pride, deceit, wickedness, idols, fear, hate, wrath, lust and evil desires must be removed. The Carnal Christian rules upon these thrones and as long as he does, he will not allow Christ in the throne room. When Christ is enthroned, He comes bringing a new throne, the throne of the Kingdom of God. Christ, ruling from this throne will produce a new, radical change in you.
Jesus Christ came to give you a new way of life. Have you revolted against yourself? Have you dethroned your sinful self? Have you enthroned Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? Open the door of your heart for Him today and allow Him to come in. Give it a thought; He is definitely saying something to YOU! It is a year of a new thing.
I trust God that in all of the Summit sections, the Lord will do something glorious for all of our lives that will be of a spiritual significance. Welcome!!!
JESUS IS LORD.