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W E L C O M E

IGNITE

INSPIRE

CREATE

Scripture says: And I have filled him with

the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in

understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge,

and in all kinds of craftsmanship.

Exodus 31:3 (AMPC)

As believers we have been given the indwelling Spirit

of Christ: the Spirit of power, love and a sound mind.

I believe this year’s IGOC will open our eyes to

possibilities and the bold things we can achieve as we

are led by God.

Whether you are feeling as though you have dwelt in

the same place for too long, or if you are seeking clear

direction as you take the next step in life; IGOC 2019

will be a turning point for you.

I pray that you let the Spirit of God ignite you, inspire

you and empower you to literally create your best life:

a life that will bring God glory.

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CREATIVITY

INCREASING

YOUR CAPACITY

FOLLOW YOUR

DREAMS

MAXIMISE

YOUR LIFE

CONTENTS

Welcome to IGOC 2019

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CREATIVITY

BY PASTOR MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO

We were created by God

to be creative. For

us to understand

this statement

and to understand that God has

literally wired creativity into our

DNA, let’s imagine our planet

from the days of Adam. When

God created Adam and Eve and

put them on this planet, there

were no houses, no modes of

transport, no electricity, nothing

except a planet pregnant with

possibilities. Fast forward to today

and witness mankind’s many great

achievements.

Skyscrapers, scientific and

technological advancements,

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uildings of amazing designs,

and unusual architectural and

engineering feats have been

achieved.

Creative capability runs in our

veins. We all have it. It comes in

different shapes, sizes and styles.

Some people write, while others,

sing, paint, cook, design, sew,

carve, build and much more. We

all have an irresistible, divinely

inspired impulse to create, to

fashion and to organise.

WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

Creativity is simply our ability to

make something that did not exist

before; it’s to do things in a new

way.

“bereshit barah Elohim” this is the

opening statement of the book of

Genesis in Hebrew and it means,

“In the beginning, Elohim God

created out of nothing.”

The opening statement of the

Bible gives an account of the

creation. In the beginning, God

created the heavens and the

earth out of nothing. This very

statement totally contradicts

every argument of evolutionary

science.

Evolutionary

science argues

that mankind

evolved from a

lower form to the

other and that we

are here because

of the survival of

the fittest.

On the contrary,

the scriptures

make it known

that everything

God created was by fiat and was

perfect at its time of arrival.

The scriptures say that when God

looked at His creation, it was the

best and in its fullest form and

therefore He said it was good.

God’s process of creation started

by Him speaking the universe

into existence. His creative ability

reveals His person to us: Romans

1:20 “For since the creation of the

world His invisible attributes are

clearly seen, being understood

by the things

that are

made, even

His eternal

power and

Godhead,

so that they

are without

excuse,”

God’s

creative skill

and design is

shown in the

universe that

surrounds us.

Isaiah 45:18

- “For thus says the Lord, Who

created the heavens, Who is God,

Who formed the earth and made

it, Who has established it, Who

did not create it in vain, Who

formed it to be inhabited: “I am

the Lord, and there is no other.”

We see design and purpose in

everything He did. Some of His

purposes may not be immediately

obvious to mankind but

everything has a purpose.

MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

There is an absolute

synchronisation in the process

of God’s creativity. Nothing was

made out of place. Even the

human body is a wonder of God’s

creativity and if we look beyond

our bodies and into the world of

nature we would be amazed at

the capacity, creativity and variety

of God’s work. The creative God

left His signature in every corner

of our universe and particularly on

our planet.

When God made man on the

sixth day, He fashioned him by

His own creative hands. Man was

the finality of creation and he was

came out of an agreement of the

Trinity.

Genesis 1:26 - “Then God said,

“Let Us make man in Our image,

according to Our likeness; let

them have dominion over the fish

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of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the

cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping

thing that creeps on the earth.””

Once created Adam lay on the ground lifeless. The

outer shell, his body, was formed, he had eyes that

could not see, ears that could not hear, lungs that

could not breathe and a heart that did not beat.

Then God breathed into his nostrils the breath of

life and man became a living being.

We are creative because we are made in the image

of the creative God. We are an extension of our

Maker.

EXPRESSING CREATIVITY

Creativity happens when we refuse to judge

ourselves, stop doing the regular things and step

outside of the box.

Oftentimes we remain inside the box we want to

be safe and accepted. We are comfortable with

the regular.

STEPPING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX OF LIMITATIONS

What are the mechanisms that get you out of the

box and into the world of creativity?

Several points will be suggested here, and they are

by no means exhaustive.

1. Think outside the box. Value long thinking and

judge ideas by how they fit as an ensemble, not

just individually. This whole process will require

a lot of patience, particularly if you are used to a

particular way of thinking and operating.

2. Realise that there is no correct answer but an

alternative approach to every matter. What you

do may seem absurd but do it. It seemed absurd

when the Wright brothers began their attempts

to fly in 1904. Some argued that if God had

meant for man to fly, He would have given him

wings. Today, we benefit from their creative

exploits.

3. Look for what causes constraints

4. Try simple thinking. Creativity does not have to

be the impossible and the difficult.

BE PATIENT

Step-by-step methods for being creative need to be

explored. Start thinking and write what pops up in

your mind, take notes and expand the picture you

see. Take your time because new ideas can crop up

in the subconscious.

Creativity is not only about inventions. It is also

about conceptions, imotivational ideas and personal

acumen. It’s about the seeing things from anew

angles and using different strategies.

If one method does not work, try another one. Do

not box yourself in. Remember that it is exploration

that will lead to experiment. Do not be afraid of

being wrong.

When the Body of Christ discovers, develops,

deploys and demonstrates its creative edge we

can tap into all the resources we need for global

evangelism.

5. The obvious answer may just be the one we

never thought about.

6. Be willing to borrow ideas from others

7. Finish before you lose the zeal. How many

people have had unusual ideas, real creative

concepts but became complacent and don’t

pursue their idea? Fix timelines to achieve what

you want to do. Do it now. Do not wait for

perfect timing

8. Stay curious about everything Children are

creative because they are curious. They yearn

for answers, question everything and want to

know ‘why?’. Curiosity stimulates the brain of

children and makes them more creative. Have

a child-like approach to life, question almost

everything and discover things previously

hidden.

This article is based on

the book The Creative Edge

© Matthew Ashimolowo.

To order your copy of

the inspirational work

visit pastormatthew.tv

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increasing

capacity

your

BY PASTOR MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO

Capacity is the ability to

receive or contain; it is

the maximum amount

or number that can be

received or contained. Your capacity

is an indication of what you can

receive, hold or absorb. It is a

measure of ability and performance.

Your capacity reflects your innate

potential for growth, development

or accomplishment.

Increasing your capacity is

therefore:

• To augment your gift to become

greater in the things you are called

to do

• To multiply by propagation

• The ability to perform a given

task with the highest intensity and

magnification

The problem with our performance

is that what we are doing today, is

a fraction of what God can enable

us to do. This is why we need to ask

God to increase our capacity.

God Himself has no problem

increasing our anointing and

capacity; the problem lies in our

ability to receive what we are asking

for.

This is illustrated in the story of the

widow in 2 Kings 4:1-7 and in the

life of Peter in Luke 5:1-11.

In these two illustrations the

problem was not in the supply but

in the container to receive it. God

never runs out of the supply to

increase our capacity. It is man who

always runs out of the container to

receive what is being supplied.

WHY INCREASE YOUR CAPACITY?

When you reach full capacity

anything else you receive pours out

and goes to waste.

However, you determine your

capacity to receive. To prevent

waste, you must increase in your

capacity to receive. God wants you

to receive all that He has but you

must make room. It is the duty of

men to develop their capacity.

HOW TO ACQUIRE CAPACITY

Jesus teaches us in the scripture

below on how to increase our

capacity:

Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask, and it will be given to you;

seek, and you will find; knock, and it

will be opened to you. For everyone

who asks receives, and he who

seeks finds, and to him who knocks

it will be opened.

To ask is to inquire, desire, request,

demand and call for.

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Follow your

Dreams

BY PASTOR MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO

Upholding your dreams is your way of fighting the

‘realities’ of life when they don’t seem to endorse the

desires of your heart.Don’t shelf your dreams, keep

them alive. Pursue them. Write them down. Follow

your dream. Visualise your dream.

Remember ….

1. Dreams are pathways to self-discovery and self-discovery is a

pathway to fulfilment.

2. The dreams of a man reflect unborn creativity and unreleased

potential.

3. A mentor will help you fulfil your dream

4. Value, visualise and verbalise your dreams

5. To maximise your dreams you must learn how to say no

without feeling guilty

6. The ability to walk away from momentary gratification is

necessary to qualify you for the lasting glory of your dream

7. Stand under attack. When you are close to the fulfilment of

your dream, false accusation and character assassination mayl

be raised against you. This is an indication that you are close

to your promotion.

8. True and lasting success is given from above.

9. Forgive others. If you do not know how to give forgiveness,

you burn the bridge upon which you will one day have to

travel.

10. Make up your mind not to wallow in the pit of self-pity and

fulfil your enemy’s prophecy. God will plant you in the midst

of circumstances that will bring out your true potential.

11. Adversity is necessary in the realisation of your dream because

it will expose friends from foes and true brothers from strange

relations.

12. The size of your dream and the fulfilment of it must not be

dictated by people’s reactions to you.

13. Never adjust the colour and size of your dream to please

people who have made themselves your enemy.

14. You are a summary of your own dream.

15. Let your dream inspire your life and follow where it takes you

16. Men can take your coat of many colours but they cannot take

your dream.

17. You will continue to be unhappy until you follow your dream.

18. Live your dreams now – the right time may never come

19. God will deliberately assign people to provoke you so that

your dream will become a blessing

It’s impossible to achieve anything unless you have faith in God

and confidence in the giftings He has deposited in you.

This article is based on the book

Follow Your Dream

© Matthew Ashimolowo.

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maximise

your life

BY PASTOR MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO

Maximising your life is achieved

over a lifetime; it doesn’t just

happen in a single day. God

issues 24 golden hours to

each one of us and expects us to maximise

each hour.

It’s the way that we manage the seconds,

minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and

years that determines if we truly maximise

the opportunities given to us. Each fresh

day is either an investment or a waste.

1. MAKE AN INVESTMENT

In order to maximise life we must make an

investment.

1. Invest in yourself

If you don’t believe in you, you cannot make

me believe in you. The first and greatest

investment is the one you make in yourself

and it is shown in your actions, words and

the management of your time.

The right investment in yourself starts with:

A desperation to do the right thing

A determination to succeed

The courage to face challenges

Maintaining a holy ambition to succeed

Having great expectations

2. INVEST IN CHAMPIONS

You must invest in champions as are the

people who stretch your faith and challenge

you to rise and be like them.

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Real champions, true champions are the

people who never leave you the same way

they met you. They make you a better

person.

Who was the first champion in your life?

not have been apparent to you at the time

of your growth because a champion never

sides with you but rather works hard to

bring out your potential.

Champions encourage you and help you

to take a giant leap. Some Champions may

not be men and women you encounter

personally, you may inspired by their

books, blogs or podcasts.

3. INVEST IN RELATIONSHIPS

True success is a network of relationships.

It is said that you are only four contacts

away from the person you want to meet.

So if you do not invest in relationships you

cannot have true success.

4. FORGET THE PAST

You cannot go forward looking backwards.

If you must build relationships you will

have to understand that as long as you live

in this world people might hurt or offend

you. No one builds great relationships by

holding onto the past. Let the past stay

where it is. Don’t bring it into today.

5. INVEST IN GOD

Maximise life by using your time to

serve, use your talent to bless others and

your treasure to make God’s Kingdom

progressive.

God is worth investing in because He

invested in you first. He loved you first

and if you were the only one on earth He

would die for you all over again.

A maximised life means knowing that God

understands and answers our prayers,

even when we do not have enough words

to describe what is on our heart.

A maximised life is finding what God wants

you to be and pursuing that precisely.

You must recognise that you cannot

fix anything but with God all things are

possible.

Every time I think of a maximised life,

the picture that comes to mind is fossil

fuel. When it’s put under pressure

several products emanate from this

black substance. Some of the derivatives

are: petroleum gas, lubricants, asphalt,

kerosene, petroleum, aviation fuel, tar,

diesel, waxes and polymer to produce

plastics.

Just as we have succeeded in putting

pressure on fossil fuel and maximising the

benefits for our optimum use, God has

also given you a life that He wants you to

live and maximise. In order to maximise

your life you can use today’s advantage to

buy tomorrow’s opportunity.

WHAT IS OPPORTUNITY?

An opportunity is when you find a problem

and solve it. The problem you solve will

determine your progress.

This article is based

on the book

Maximise Your Life

© Matthew Ashimolowo.

To order your copy of

the inspirational work

visit pastormatthew.tv

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increasing your capacity

continued from page 12

To seek is to endeavour, require, investigate, ransack,

search out, explore, and track down

To knock is to persist, hit at, swipe, and strike

There is a sequence of intensity in what Jesus said. True

value is acquired through exploration and discovery.

However, there is a more violent, persistent, stronger

sense of urgency to increase capacity.

It comes by challenging your current situation and

expanding your perspective. This requires seeing things

differently. You cannot change what you are comfortable

with.

Where you are stationed determines what you see.

To change your perspective you must change your

location. You also need to:

• Have an eye for discerning the genuine from imitation

• Set new models and accept that some of your old

models may be faulty.

• Develop significant relationships. It says in

Jeremiah 12:5: “If you have run with the footmen, and

they have wearied you, then how can you contend with

horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted,

they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain

of the Jordan? There is a season to run with footmen.

There is a season to contend with horses.

We must start at the footmen level.

Capacity building for a higher level of success is

determined by victory at the lower level. An example of

this is seen in the relationship of Elisha and Elijah in 2

Kings 2:9-13. Elisha reflects a man of intense focus, who

had a desire to increase his capacity. He also had:

• The power of sacrifice – he gave up all he had

• An ability to withstand discomfort

• Humility – he served with joy

• Ambition – he wanted more

This grace of combining humility and ambition is a

unique source of power; a unique source of increasing

capacity. Elisha also exhibited:

• Determination – he overcame opposition

• Focus – he kept his eyes fixed

The world is being redefined. Science is changing things.

The Church cannot stay silent; neither can it run as if it

is hooked into the past. In order for you and I to make a

global difference we will need to:

• Increase our capacity

• Cross the boundaries

• Teach people to think and become giants for God

• Get believers ready for achieving dominance in our

world

• Teach people to own businesses, airlines, banks,

universities. The result is that we will raise a generation

of people who will

Break the boundaries:

“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places

straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut

in sunder the bars of iron” Psalm 107:16

Break forward:

“Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and

from there it parted and became four riverheads. The

name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the

whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.

And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx

stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon;

it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush.

The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one

which goes toward the east of Assyria.

The fourth river is the Euphrates.” Genesis 2:10-14

Break through:

“So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated

them. He said, “As waters break out, the LORD has

broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place

was called Baal Perazim.” 2 Samuel 5:20

Break out:

“And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy coast, as he hath

sworn unto thy fathers, and give thee all the land which

he promised to give unto thy fathers; If thou shalt keep

all these commandments to do them, which I command

thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk

ever in his ways; then shalt thou add three cities more

for thee, beside these three.” Deuteronomy 19:8-9

This article is based

on the book

Increasing Your Capacity

© Matthew Ashimolowo.

To order your copy of

the inspirational work

visit pastormatthew.tv

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