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Apostle Joshua Selman at Koinonia on ‘THE HOUSE OF GOD’. (Part 1)

Shall we lift our hands up to Heaven and bless the name of the Lord. Give Him all the praise and worship Him. Go ahead and bless Him. Can you worship Him from the depth of your heart: Father we thank You.

Father, as a family of faith, we choose to say thank You for the marvelous and all inspiring things that You are doing in our midst. Indeed, no man can do these things except God be with him. Lord, we thank You for You are in our midst.

We choose to be grateful. We choose to be discerning. We choose to see the things that You are doing. Lord, we are joining the nations from end to end to say thank You. Thank You for the miracles. Thank You for the signs, the wonders, healings, transformation and salvation. We bless You.

Tonight, we have come to learn. We have come to be built and to be established in righteousness. We pray that our hearts will be opened and we pray that Your Holy Spirit and Your Word will prevail over our minds and our lives. Change us oh God and let us go from glory to glory, in Jesus’ name I pray.

God bless you. Please be seated.
Everyday, I receive testimonies from people, literally around the world, just sharing the marvelous workings of the Spirit through the Word and through this Ministry and you will think that, having gone through this routine for a very long time, you will think there will be no more excitement but I tell you sincerely, for every time I hear and get to see the wonder working power of God through this Ministry and across the Globe, I am humbled afresh.

You must maintain that attitude of excitement and that attitude that celebrates the slightest manifestation of the hand of God.

For as long as no man can do it by his strength, we owe God thanks and forever.
Let me tell you something; I give you a guarantee by the Spirit of the living God. If you pay attention to the things that you are learning weak in, week out.

If you make up your mind as a determination to submit yourself to these doctrines and truths, I give you a guarantee based on the integrity of the Word of God; you will never live an ordinary life.

The responsibilities is on you to be determined. You don’t get determined when you come to Church. You make up your mind, God giving you the grace that, “I will submit to these truths. I am not going to come and argue or try to tamper with these spiritual equations. I am child-like enough to receive with meekness like the Bible says, the engrafted Word.”

The Bible says that the Word of Christ should dwell in you in all wisdom. We are not going to become great just by wishing. We are not going to do so much for the Kingdom just by blind desires. It takes more than that.

There is a part way according to Jeremiah 6:16.
So, every time I come here for Koinonia, whether it’s here in Abuja or anywhere at all, I come with a determination and I come with a safe assumption that everyone who will be under the influence of my voice would have made up their minds to receive, not just hear. Hearing and receiving are two different things.

Make up your mind to not just be a hearer, be determined – a student kind of determination. I am receiving truth that is consistent with scripture backed up by the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit. First, to help me know the Lord and love Him more.

This is the protocol:

  1. My assignment here is to fuel your desire for the things of God. That is my primary assignment in order of priority. You should never be part of this vision and not love Jesus and not be passionate about the things of God.
  2. You are able to understand the systemic character of God, the structure of the Kingdom. That, nothing just happens and then to submit yourself to the truth that makes for transformation.

You are moving from one stage to the other, superior version of yourself. So that the version of you that came is not the version that remains. Nobody meets with the Word of God sincerely and returns back the same. You should return back home wiser and better (John 1:5).

So, I want you to make up your mind, inspired by the Spirit and this charge to be a student. Submit yourself to knowledge, doctrine and truth. Be malleable enough to allow the Word of God come, not just to inform you or to be an addition upon the negative templates that may have been in your mind.

You must submit to the Word of God.
We come from different cultures, we’ve gone through different experiences and when God brings this convergence, you must submit yourself to learn as though you do not know anything. This arrival mentality is why many people do not receive from the Lord.

So, when you come before the Rabbi (the Spirit of God), not just the vessel He is using, you must be intentional.

See the value behind the truth that you’ll learn; that every spiritual truth and principle will add value to your destiny. The peace and satisfaction that comes to you, knowing that you are working in dominion.

Ignorance is dangerous, it keeps you in fear and doubt. The Bible calls knowledge and wisdom stabilizers “…they shall be the stability of your time”.

Every time the Word of God is about to come, beware of the following:

  1. Distractions. Satan wants to fight you from receiving the Word. You can be in a meeting and not really be there, distracted by all kinds of things. Let your mind, spirit, soul and body be there with a determination to learn.
  2. Familiarity. You have to be careful. Never get to a point where you think “I know”. John 3 and then you’ll help the preacher say 16. You can say 16 but you will never learn anything.

Approach the Word of God with the passion of a child. It will take the attitude of a child to receive the things of the Kingdom.

As for me, I remain committed under God to make sure that every opportunity God grants that I do not waste your time, shadow boxing. It is my commitment under God to ensure that every time we are gathered like this you are exposed to sound doctrine that is consistent with the template given by the Apostles and consistent with the recommendations of scripture.

God according to scripture is mindful of every aspect and every dimension of our lives, cutting across mental transformation, fire and passion for spiritual things.

The supernatural, finances, peace, all wise and this we will do as God grants grace. My part is to remain committed; your part is to remain intentional about reception. One more time, I will like you to pray tonight and ask the Lord for illumination.

You are praying for yourself but you are also praying for the destinies connected to you in Jesus’ name.

Many years ago, I had a vision. In this vision, I was caught up in the realm of the spirit and I saw this giant door, very ancient door and the Holy Spirit just zoomed that vision closer to me and I found out that that giant door was made up of smaller doors and it was opening and closing and every time it opened, I saw light coming out of it and as I came closer, I found out that on every one of those smaller doors, there was a scripture written on them.

That was when the Lord taught me that every revelation of truth in scripture has the grace and the anointing that backs it. For every revelation of God’s Word that you have, that becomes spirit and life to you, there is an anointing that is backing that revelation and that compels you to produce results consistent with the truth you have learned.

The assignment of the anointing is to validate the speakings of God. If God does not say anything, the anointing has no ministry.

The anointing does not work outside of the Word. Here is the balance between the age long error that had existed specially among Pentecostals and Charismatics. There are a group of people who choose the anointing and ignore the Word and there are a group of people who choose the Word and ignore the anointing.

The anointing is the validator of the Word. That means if God says “be lifted”, the anointing that insists that in spite of all odds, you remain lifted comes into motion. So, in order of priority, the Word of God precedes the anointing (John 1:1).

So, tonight I’m here again as a faithful spiritual chef to serve us a menu in the spirit that makes for nourishment and growth according to Jeremiah 3:15. So every man of God according to scripture is a spiritual Chef and the assignment of this spiritual chef is to make sure you combine the ingredients accordingly.

You don’t cook in the presence of the people, you prepare the meal and when they come, you serve them. It is important that we sustain the grace to be diligent. Ministry is serious business.

Tonight, I am teaching on a subject that I believe will bless us all:


Every Sunday, Wednesday, Tuesday or every other day especially in Africa, we have people moving from their homes to Christian religious places of worship and on average, most believers would tell you, “I am going to Church” and the word ‘Church’ has been seldom understood by many believers and we’ve heard preachers here and there trying to bring illumination to the subject of the House of God and the Church.

It is my responsibility under God and my joy to enlighten us according to scripture, to understand in addition to the truths we have learned and learning. To understand what exactly is the Church.

The goal for this teaching is to bring us to superior spiritual knowledge as to the implication of being in and part of the house of God.

Genesis 28:10-17, Matthew 16:13-18
The idea of Church did not start with the Founders of ministries. The idea of Church did not start with some of our patriarchs alive and dead.

The idea of church was not just a government initiative to have an institution that supports activities that relate to faith and spirituality. No!

The idea of church was God’s own invention. It was a product of God’s own intelligence. Many believers see the Church as several things.

For others, the church represents a building that has some level of excellence connected to it. Where believers come together and then they have the opportunity to worship God.

Others see the church as a body or that a church refers to any platform that carries a semblance of spirituality or any platform that seem to have loyalty to the Christian faith.

So, my question tonight very briefly is, what is the Church? I’m going to be giving you three dimensions of the Church because if you do not know what the Church is, you will embrace any definition that the devil gives you about the Church.

The reason why many people do not respect the Church is because they do not even understand what it is.

It is a very mysterious entity that the government and academicians cannot define. It was not a product of a research from an institution. The Church came from the mind of the Fountain of wisdom Himself.

So journey with me as we explore three definitions which represent three dimensions to our understanding of the Church.

  1. The first revelation of the Church according to scripture is found in Jeremiah 51:20-23. The Church is a spiritual strategy, more than a people, the first revelation of the Church that I want you to have is; the Church as a spiritual strategy. An invention from God’s intelligence.

A spiritual strategy mandated to be used by God as the only tool that is able to purge, to cleanse and to reveal Christ and His purposes in His fullness.

For instance, if I have a problem with my car and I am unable to move it, I can hire another car that will help to drag it to a place where it will be fixed and a strategy is usually invented where I can connect and connect with the moving car that is alive and then connect it to the vehicle.

That is a strategy to remedy for something. The fact that the Church came into being is already proof that there was something that was not correct. So the Church has come as a spiritual strategy to remedy a condition or a situation.

Jesus Christ Himself called us light and salt in scripture. That immediately suggests that for us be called light means there is darkness and for us to be called salt means there is a level of tastelessness somewhere and lack of preservation.

So the Church is a spiritual strategy. The Church in fact is the only spiritual strategy that has the capacity to reveal Christ in His fullness and to bring Him glory and to subdue principalities and power.

That means wherever there is darkness, confusion, lack of growth and enlightenment, wherever the purposes of God have not been made institutional within any territory, it is a reflection that the Church may not be there or shinning as light.

So, do not ask why you are put in midst of darkness. You are a strategy – God’s own strategy.

For every car that you buy, usually you will have a few tools in that car (a tool box containing screwdrivers, spanners, extra tyre somewhere in the car, jack etc). All of those things are tools and they are strategies to make sure that for no reason will you stop moving forward if you need to.

That means, whenever there is darkness, God pulls out from His toolbox and brings someone out. The Church is a spiritual strategy.

I am not just a man of God; I am a strategy. Do you know what that means? I am a strategy, a tool to be able to achieve something very divine, very exact as far as the revelation of Christ is concerned.

That immediately cures you from this sense of complex and inferiority.

You are a strategy. A strategy takes time to bring forth. Many of you are mathematicians, if you want to solve a problem, you’d sit down and think.

You are the final decision of the intelligence of God. The Church as a strategy means you are the final decision of a conclusion. The parliaments of Heaven sat down and thought of how the purposes of God will remain and the conclusion of that meeting is you.

The only strategy that sustains the ability to make Kingdom come a reality is the Church.
If it is true that the Church is a strategy, it means that strategy should find expression in politics, government and business.

The Bible says I will break in pieces and He began to list different people. Men were captured in that experience, women, maid, rulers, princes, captains – everyone. So, the cure for the political decadence in Africa generally is the Church.

The cure for the economy problems of men, this is the reason why when you say the Church has no business in empowering men, you are already insulting the very definition of the Church.

Wherever there is darkness, it is exactly where we are invited. If everybody becomes a preacher, the Church will die because the Bible says, some He gave Apostles, Evangelists…

So, the proposition that everybody should become a man of God, like to preach as the way to bring Kingdom come is a very sincere but inaccurate understanding.

The pulpit is the platform that shapes the understanding of the people like I am doing but the real place of assignment is not the pulpit. The real place of assignment is wherever there is darkness.

Based on scripture and based on history, all most (I’m saying this thing as an opinion which is grounded on scripture) every other religion and institution that I know do not have the power to cast out demons. We are represented in the realm of the spirit by the Word of God. When principalities and powers are discussing our destiny, we must refuse to be a victim of their discussions and use the power of the Word.

The only way you move spirit from one safe location to another safe location is to stimulate the habitation of that spirit. Let me give you an instance: we will never glorify the devil in the name of Jesus. Let say, I’m not a believer and I’m a idol worshipper in the village somewhere.

If I want to call a spirit from wherever it is to a festival that is happening, do you know what I need to do?

My first assignment is to study the habitat of that spirit spiritually and then through these sacrifices, I stimulate the same environment of that spirit, it can now leave wherever it is and come right here and still feel at home.

This is the reason why based on that same principle, God is comfortable to be in Heaven and yet live in your heart because your heart is a stimulation of the throne, so He can stay comfortable in your heart.

When you go through that process of salvation, something really happens to your heart. It is Heaven manifesting in your heart. On legal basis, the Holy Spirit can reside within your heart and find the same comfort He’s having on Jesus.

Most of the problems in our world today are spiritual in origin. When manifesting physically, they will have political, economy, sociological, medical, intellectual expressions but largely, the same way all good things came from the realm of the spirit, all troubles come from the realm of the spirit. For further study, I make reference to the book of job and you will learn there that nothing just happens in this realm.

I made up my mind that nothing will be discussed in the realm of the spirit about me without my participation. No way! I will not be a victim of the conclusion. I am a spirit and I dwell in a body. I have the advantage of duality of realms. I have to be invited in that meeting and find out whether the conclusion there has Kingdom-come connected to it.

You don’t have to be there in a visionary experience, the Word of God is a worthy messenger that can enter the realm of the spirit and represent your interest there. Send the Word to be present in that meeting and you are sure that your interest will be defended.

So, if you are discussing my destiny in the realm of the spirit even while I am sleeping, the Word of God will show up in that meeting, invited or not, provided you mention my name. Mentioning my name is the invitation.

The days that we are living in now, if you allow things to just happen and you become the victim of the conclusion, you will see things happening in your life that will surprise you. Every time you pray, whether it is convenient or not, you are sending words like messengers to line up in the realm of the spirit, protecting your interest.

Anything that does not represent what the Word of God says, they have the assignment to fight it even while you are asleep. The Word of God does not work in this physically realm alone, He is exalted above every other word, dominions or thrones in this world or the world to come.

There are many of you now, wanting to know who is meeting against you is a waste of time. You can only respond to the ones that you know but the Word of God complete and whole, send it in prayer through your confession to the realm of the spirit to form a garrison around your destiny. Let me tell you this, before Jesus died, he kept sending the Word that, “I will die but after three days, I will resurrect”.

Can I tell you, if Jesus Christ did not send the Word, those gates will not open because now been dead, he did not have a body and according to the law of territory, once you exit this realm, it will take someone with a body to call you from that realm, you cannot enter without a body.

You can send the Word of God into your 2023, 2024. It is only you that celebrates new year, the Word of God does not celebrate New Year. The realm of the spirit is a continual…
Someone in one minute send the Word:

“I am the head and not the tail. In the name of Jesus, above only and not beneath. I decree and declare by the power of the Holy Ghost, Gentiles shall come to my light, kings to the brightness of my rising. The favour of the Lord is upon my life.

I decree and declare, no weapon that is fashioned against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against me, it will fall in judgement. I decree and declare; a thousand shall fall by my side, ten thousand by right side, none shall hurt me. With my eyes shall I see and behold the reward of the wicked.

When men say there is a casting down, I decree and declare; that there is a lifting up in the name of Jesus. My path is as a shining light that shines ever brighter even unto the perfect day. I know whom I believe and I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which is committed unto Him against that day.

I am above only; above thrones, dominions, seated with Christ in the name of Jesus. Blessed in the morning, evening, afternoon and blessed in the City. Favour on me by the spirit of the living God”.


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