This is the blogspot of Dr. John Ojewole, the undershepherd of Agape Bible Fellowship, P.O. Box 1739, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA. This is his attempt to share inspirational messages and necessary updates from time to time. It is his desire that people get saved, believe the scriptures, become sanctified, gladly serve in a local church, and become heaven-bound. Please consider following this blog for regular updates. Follow him on twitter @ojewole or @agapebfm
John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm
18:21 (NKJV) 21 Moreover you shall select from all the people able
men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of
hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
Memory Verse:John 14:16-17And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another
Counselor to be with you forever-- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept
him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives
with you and will be in you.
You Seem to be Unsatisfied with What You’ve Got
(NKJV) 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”;
for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14
But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15
Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is
full-grown, brings forth death.
Memory verse:Philippians 3:13 (NKJV) 13
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which
are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
4:31–32 (NKJV) 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil
speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to
one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ
Watchmen on the Wall & Prayer Walk
to Strategic Points in Washington DC
been a very long day that is filled with enormous and impacting spiritual
activities. The day started with an hour of Prayer for the nation and for
pastors from 6am to 7:00am. There were many guest speakers today. Two of them
stood out because they are well known names in evangelical circle. I will share
about some of their speeches before the end of this blog.
of the programs planned for today include a meetings and prayers with our state
congressional officials. As it happened, our California Congressional officials
did not respond to our request to meet with and pray with them. I suspected
that this could be because it coincided with the visit of President Obama to
California. Another program that was planned for the day was prayer walk around
the strategic points of Washington DC. I was a part of a group that went on the
prayer walk to the area of the Whitehouse, ACLU headquarters, Planned
Parenthood headquarter, Treasury Department, FBI headquarters and National
Museum. One remarkable thing in this prayer walk is the unity by which we
prayed for the president, the elected officials, and the nation in general. The
focus was not on painting one party as saints while the other is of the devil.
That is remarkable. It is an inspiring exercise as we also sang some historical
national songs like Battle Hymn of the Republic and the like.
indicated earlier, two noted speakers spoke, in addition to a host of others
like, Dr. Johnny Hunt, Ken Ham, Dr. Kenyn Cureton.
David Jeremiah who spoke on the Biblical Perspective of the America’s Debt
shared talked about 4 things that we could as Christians during this time of
financial crisis. Here are his suggestions:
Keep your head in the game. 1 Thessalonians 5:6; Romans 13:1; 1 chronicles 12:32;
Keep your house in order.
a personal inventory. Minimize your indebtedness.
Crown ministry is very helpful with debt and financial education.
your heart in your faith. Daniel 8:27; 11:32-33.
can still do great things.
Keep your hope in GOD. Job 17:15, Jeremiah 17:7-8. Lamentation 3:21-26.
is too difficult for GOD.
Ravi Zacharias spoke on the topic: convincing your church to engage culture. He
was a very powerful speaker. He captivated the audience throughout the time
given to him. He used the story of Nehemiah to motivate pastors to action. He said that when there was a need, Nehemiah
rose up to the occasion. He gave us a few suggestions as follows:
Nehemiah felt the pathos for his people. You will never lighten any load until
you feel the pressure in your own soul.
Nehemiah prioritized his mission in prayer. Eleven times in the book of
Nehemiah, he fell on his knees to pray. He shared a popular quote of Chrysostom
on prayer. I remember sharing the same quote in our church before.
Nehemiah got close to the situation. You cannot address the problem in a
distance. We must understand that we are dealing with people and people have
feelings and needs.
Nehemiah prepared for the task ahead.
avoided the paralysis of pessimism and we should do the same.
Nehemiah built the build the wall in 52 days and returned to Persia.
conclusion, we are advised to do what is bright and we will be able to help the
concluding this brief blog for today, I must say that we also had a great
worship experience throughout the event. Charles Billingsley, worship leader
for Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA led us in a rejuvenating and
inspiring worship time.
ended the day with an hour of night watch prayer for our nation. I am now
getting tired and needs to go to be because we are starting out by 5.00am
tomorrow morning. See some of the pictures and videos below: