*_Youths as the pillar of the church/ministry_*
We need to understand the key words _Youth, Pillar, Church/Ministry_
Youth: The part of life following childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity, the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
Pillar:An essential part of something that provides support.
Ministry: Work of a spiritual or charitable nature.
Church: The body of Christ where those converted converge with one accord in true faith fellowshipping with in one spirit fully committed to the purpose of God
The Celestial Church of Christ exhibits the mysteries of God which is explained in a practical way but can only be explore by prudence, God made it known to us the importance of godly youths that is why He intensified the need of sanctification and holiness all ways because only those set apart for God’s purpose can do things properly becoming pillars of the pure faith.
It is the youths who are set on the right path that can get their settings right to be greatly used by God, in the area where training is lacking there will be lapses and the whole assembly will pay greatly.
This explains why the God of Celestial is usually concerned with the kind of children in the fold because they are the ones that will become the radiant youths who will become a great forces in kingdom expansion
*_Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6)_*
We need to understand the concept of the divine order because it stressed more on youth development, that explains why the life of the young ones are very important to God because most people called by God in the early days of the church as youths.
Emmanuel Mawunyon (Olorundara) Guton was 7years old when God called him as the 1st prophet of the Church.
The founder was called at 38yrs of age, the only Supreme Evangelist was called at the age of 22. This shows clearly that for the house to stand the building materials must be strong and skilfully put in place where the foundation of any setting is out of place there nothing can be put in place no matter how we patch it.
1 .Spirit: We need to understand the mode of the Spirit inorder to flow in that spiritual manner. Most youths don’t really know what CCC is that is why the see other setting as suitable for them. Hymn762 was the 1st spiritual song given us which stressed the reason for us to know why we are in this congregation. When you have the Spirit then God will make His habitation with you
*_For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father (Ephesians 2:18)_*
The Spirit of God makes one stand in the truth to standout in every area. You cannot become a pillar in the place you are ignorant of
2.Source: In the early days our mothers use to pray for children from the throne of God (Omo rere latori ite) because only those from the right source can become the great resource. This explains our children before learning to speak a word it is the praise of God _Halleluyah_ that comes from their mouth before any other word *_Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger (Psalms 8:2)_*
3.Standard: The establishment of CCC is with divine standard one needs it to stand out everywhere. God doesn’t change His standard for anything, when you stand for it you will be able to withstand any challenge that comes up against you in your line of calling.
*_Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once (Proverbs 28:18)_*
4.Strength: Youths are noted with much strength that is why they must be well directed so as not to use it in a wrong way. The strength is channelled in for the right course then good things will emanate from them. Joshua and Caleb were good examples who became great pillars in the nation of Israel
*_The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head (Proverbs 20:29)_*
5.Skills: Celestial breeds are blessed with great skills from heaven that is why we have young people that are gifted in different ministry. When you develop yourself more in the grace, the way you will do things will not only be different but distinct from others.
Bezaleel and Aholiab in their field outshine when others because they were inspired by God *_(Exodus35:30-35)_*
6.Self-Discipline: Youths who intend to be pillars in the house of God must embrace discipline because when one is without it then one will lose direction. God doesn’t work with anyone who lacks self control. Though Timothy was a young pastor his mentor Apostle Paul warned him to flee from youthful lusts because when you allow lust then you will be at loss also ending up as a loser
*_Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Timothy 2:22)_*
6.Success: Success doesn’t come by accident but through attitude, active plan and apt work. Baba Bada evangelized the gospel through many places when the church was still growing, his diligence made him to be known as Asiwaju (leader) even when he was to be given Supreme Evangelist heaven witness his anointment because he contributed great to the growth of the church. Youths need to awake from their slumber arise from their sleep to do the work of God without looking back because we you work for God things will work out for you also *_But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry (2 Timothy 4:5)_*
7.Success: Success doesn’t come by accident but through attitude, active plan and apt work. Baba Bada evangelized the gospel through many places when the Church was still growing, his diligence made him to be known as Asiwaju (leader) even when he was to be given Supreme Evangelist heaven witness his anointment because he contributed great to the growth of the church. Youths need to awake from their slumber arise from their sleep to do the work of God without looking back because we you work for God things will work out for you also *_But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry (2 Timothy 4:5)_*
As youths we need not the follow bad examples like Hophni and Phineas who descrated the sanctuary of God. Jonadab who gave his friend Amnon a wrong advice that led to his untimely death. Like Noadiah an erring prophetess who conspired to deter the mission of rebuilding. Also like Balaam a prophet of gains who fell out from the grace because of corruption.
We need youths in the mode of Joseph, Deborah, Esther, Daniel, Hanaiah, Mishael and Azariah who brought great honour to the name of God.
By Celestial Word Oracle
Prophet Samson Adefowokan