Through his ministry, Christ Embassy, spanning over 30 years, pastor, teacher, healer, television host, and best-selling author Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has helped billions of people all over the world experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.
As we celebrate Easter this weekend, let’s delve into some of his teachings.
What is the Meaning of Easter?
Pastor Chris tells us in a spiritual training session that when Jesus was on the cross and had already been crucified, something significant happened. One of the soldiers approached Jesus with a spear to make sure he was dead. Pastor Chris reminds us that Jesus was not the first person to be crucified in those days, however, the soldier pierced him with the spear through his side, and the Bible tells us in John 19:34, “forthwith came there out blood and water.”
Pastor Chris continues to say: “John 19:35, means there is something about this water and blood that came out of Jesus that was so important to the writer that made him say it was a sign. And on this occasion, he lets us know a sign has just taken place, blood and water just came out of the body of Jesus and he says the one who saw it bore record.”
But what is the message, Pastor Chris asks? The answer is explained in John 2:19-21. “John said Jesus was talking about the temple of his body, John understood he was talking about his body. Jesus Christ was the Passover lamb, on that great day. That night, that lamb was killed, and John already alluded to that.”
Jesus was our Passover lamb
When Jesus died, he died when that Passover lamb was supposed to be slaughtered. And as John is standing there, he remembers going to the temple and seeing blood flowing, and he was told about the soldier who pierced the side of the mater, and blood and water poured out. How can that be if the man was already dead? That means there was still pressure, as Pastor Chris reiterates that ordinarily, it shouldn’t come out like that; he bore witness, he said that’s blood and water coming out, and in John 2:19-21, he was talking about the temple of his body.
So who is Jesus? Pastor Chris answers this question by saying: “He is our lamb sacrificed, the new temple, the new and living way when he died, he tore the old temple in two opening and the new and living way, that old temple is gone, the new and living temple is here. Jesus Christ is our temple. The lamb was slain once, you never have to come to the temple again and see the blood, and he was slain once and for all.”
What does Easter mean to you personally?
Pastor Chris tells us in another teaching that in Ephesians 2:10 it is written: “For we are God’s handiwork recreated, not renovated..” The Man of God explains that he didn’t say we meant to be, he didn’t say if we pray very hard, we will become God’s handiwork, this a supreme declaration of the Almighty God.
Pastor Chris tells us that a statement like this is a spiritual law, this means in the mind of divine justice it is what it is, it is the knowledge of the spirit, you are God’s workmanship, he has declared it what else could you be looking for?
“Religion is struggling to please an unknown God, truth is a reality, you have arrived, it’s called absolute knowledge, or divine revelation, you just know something has been impacted to your spirit, you come into a knowledge of him, it is not scientific knowledge, it is no left in the reasoning faculty, it is imparted to your spirit,” expounds the Man of God.
“Just like you just know, I was not there when Jesus was born, but I believe and I know and I’m assured, he was born of a virgin. I know in my spirit because I believed it and that truth became resident in my spirit, I know that I know that God raised him from the dead.”
Christianity is not an assumption; Christianity is not a speculation, it is far removed from the assumption arena, there is nothing speculative about Christianity. You know you are brought into knowledge, a divine knowledge, a divine revelation, Pastor Chris continues, “I want your spiritual eyes to be open to understanding what has been given to us, in Christ Jesus. We are not ordinary men, something has happened, there has been a translation, a transfer from the domain and arena of darkness into the kingdom of God’s love son, and there is where we now live.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter, filled with joy, peace, and blessings. May our Lord fill your hearts with hope through his spirit and remind you of the immense love that God has for each and every one of us. Let us celebrate this season with grateful hearts and a renewed sense of purpose.