EPIC 2024: Pastor Aluko speaks on biblical foundations for spiritual gifts, says God works through ordinary men


Regional Superintendent of CAC Pearce Region, Pastor S.O. Aluko

By Boluwatife Oparinde 

At the just concluded 2024 International Conference of Christ Apostolic Church and Overseas, for all Evangelists, Planters, Prophets and Prophetesses at Babalola Memorial Camp Ground, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State, the Regional Superintendent of CAC Pearce region, Pastor S. O. Aluko has laid emphasis on the workings of God in a lecture titled "Biblical foundations of Spiritual gifts in the Body of Christ."

"God owns the Heavens, the Earth, the programmes and decides the time. He has works to do - physical and spiritual yet, He is spiritual, indispensable, invisible and unstoppable," he said.

Speaking to the attendees, Pastor Aluko emphasized that God works through and with ordinary, limited and ever-changing men citing examples of "Moses the herdsman; Samuel the son of Vow; Elisha the businessman; Amos, a herdman and farmer; Deborah, a woman with many gifts; the pardoned and forgiven women; Matthew, the Levite and tax collector; Paul, the dangerous, legalistic Jew" among a host of other biblical examples.

Adding contemporary examples like Oba I. B. Akinyele, Baba Odusona, Baba Ayo Babalola, the cleric opined that God graciously chooses vessels through mercy and grace, endowing them with gifts, spiritual gifts and powers.

According to him, "the power and gifts are absolutely at his discretion, proportion and the location for His work. It is God who decides who would be a teacher, prophet, an Evangelist, a missionary, Pastor, etc."

Explaining the gifts of the Holy Spirit, he stressed that they are called gifts because they are evidences of the presence of the Holy Spirit in an individual, adding that "during and after conversion, by the Holy Spirit He, Holy Ghost comes into the believer as a token, deposit, foretaste of God's presence and evidence of ownership (His Stamp).

The Pearce Regional Superintendent charged the ministers that the gifts are the Spirit are given for God's business not for selfish aggrandizement.

On the church and the gifts of God in action, the clergyman explained that God the owner and head of the church is unlimited and cannot lose any battle, charging the ministers to "be occupied till He comes, the harvest is plenteous but the labourers are few. Faithful is the one who has called and will do it to the end."

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