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 Pastor's DeskExpectation 
Wednesday, January 13 2021

We bring you greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Thanks be to God for giving us a place in the triumphant procession of Christ.

It is with a heart full of joy that we welcome you all to Year 2021 edition of our Annual Glory Summit - the Ministry of God’s Word. It is a Summit we have looked forward to and finally the Lord has enabled us to see it. We specially give thanks, glory, and honour to our heavenly Father for the provision and opportunity to see one another as we share in His love.

The Bible says in Titus 2:11-13 "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ”.

The second coming of Christ is the hope of the church. It is indeed a living hope that God has set before us throughout the pages of the Bible. It is what Jesus reveals in Matthew 24:64 "Hereafter ye shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." It is what the Angels confirm in Acts 1:11, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." It is what Paul affirms in 1st Thessalonians 4:16 "The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God." And John in Revelation 1:7 declares: "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him."

Same was Apostle Peter’s witness in Acts 3:19-21 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”

The crux of Christianity is the coming of Jesus Christ into the world as a son of man (completely human) to destroy the works of the devil and create a new people for His own glory. The core of our faith is that He did this by obeying the law of God, dying for the sins of His people, rising victorious over death, ascending to God’s right hand with all His enemies under his feet. The second coming of Christ is the completion of His saving work and if this is taken away, the whole fabric of His saving work will unravel.

Over the course of this Year’s Annual Glory Summit, themed: The Herald of His Coming, by His grace, we shall be discussing what we believe is the mind of the Holy Spirit as revealed through Peter in Acts chapter three above. And enfolded right inside the text is what could be summed the run-up to “His Return” (Jesus Christ, the Son of God) to the earth, namely: times of repentance; times of refreshing; times of restoration and His eventual return.

With joyful hearts filled with expectations of what only God can do, we sincerely and respectfully welcome you all to the 14th edition of the Ministry of God’s Word: Annual Glory Summit 2021, themed“The Herald of His Coming.”

Welcome you and God bless!

Yours in living hope of His return,

’Sogo & Abi Adelaja

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