Declaring the promise for the week from Psalm 41:11, Pastor Nomthi said that no demonic power can be effective on any true child of God. “Because you are His child, the devil who is your enemy cannot triumph over you; in Christ you are victorious, you are a conqueror,” she said.
According to her, the reason this is so is because the Spirit of God is in and on His children and is always on standby to raise a standard against any evil power against such children. “Whatever the enemy throws at you will miss you and the more the enemy comes, the more the Holy Spirit will stand against him. So rejoice because the Father takes care of you; you are safe in His arms,” she stated.
From Psalm 145:18 (the promise for the week), Pastor Nomthi admonished the congregation at the February 5 Sunday service that God always answers those who call upon Him in truth. According to her, just as earthly kings pay attention to truth and sincere requests, so also does God pay attention to those who pay attention to Him and call upon Him in truth.
She noted that God can be approached anytime and anywhere; He does not need protocols like earthly kings. “He is your Father and He is the King of kings. He loves you and wants you to call upon him in truth and He will definitely answer you,” she said.
Admonishing the congregation from the promise of the week which is in Psalm 91:3-4, Pastor Nomthi at the January 29 Sunday service said that God is always mindful of their well-being and always watches out for them, just like a chicken protects her chicks from hawks. In her words, “If a hen can see to the protection of her chicks and covers them with her feathers to protect them from harm, how much more will your heavenly Father see to your protection and make sure you don’t get harmed?”
Believers, she said, need to be bold to confront the devil and his cohorts irrespective of their threats. This is because God will always keep them safe and protected. “You are kept safe in His hands and He will make sure no harm comes near you because He is the Creator of the universe,” she said.
She noted that full protection can only be guaranteed when one continually stays under God’s wings of protection. Moving outside His will and arms, she said, will lead to harm. “Don’t go away from His presence because His presence is where you get protection,” she stated.
So many Christians, according to Pastor Nomthi, are like the proverbial woman who had a heavy load on her head even while enjoying a free ride. She said this at the January 22 Sunday service while admonishing the congregation from Matthew 11:28, which is the promise for the week. “As a Christian, you don’t need to carry your load anymore. Take the load off your heart and drop it at Jesus’ feet in exchange for His rest,” she said.
She noted that the death of Jesus Christ has paved way for a resting and refreshing place for anyone who believes in Him and so believers should make good use of this rest in Christ. This, according to her, would make them affect their environment positively and attract others to that resting place. “If you carry that load in your heart, it will disturb other people because they will see the impact of the load in your heart. So, come to Christ and get restored and energized for the journey,” she enjoined.
Dwelling on John 9:39, Pastor Nomthi admonished the congregation at the Thursday Showers service to command, through the Word of faith, every stone stopping them from fulfilling destiny to be rolled away.
This, according to her, is because Jesus is our Chief Corner Stone and He is the only stone that should be seen in our lives. Just as Jesus commanded the stone covering the tomb of Lazarus to be rolled away, every believer must be in the habit of commanding any stone hindering his or her progress or breakthrough to be rolled away, she said.
Exhorting the congregation from Nahum 1:7, which is the promise for the week, Pastor Nomthi at the January 8 Sunday service declared that the Lord is good and a stronghold in the day of trouble for those who trust in Him. “God is always good and He will always be there for you. All you need to do is trust Him,” she said.
According to Pastor Nomthi, there would always be a day of trouble because the devil is angry out there and walking about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour ignorant people. But his paws, she said, cannot touch God’s children because they are already hidden under the shadow of His wings. “There is no problem too big for God and once you are hidden under His wings, the devil’s attack can’t get to you,” she said. (more…)
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Reading the promise for the year in Revelations 3:8-9, Pastor Nomthi at the first service in the year 2017 emphasised that God has set an open door for us and is giving us free access to it. She added that inside this open door are all the blessings we desire, and urged the congregation to enter into it without fear. “We know that the door is open to us. All we need to do is enter,” she said. (more…)
Dwelling on the promise for the week which is in Leviticus 26:9-10, Pastor Nomthi said at the December 25 Sunday service that every promise of God that a believer received has a gestation period and when the right time for delivery comes, such a believer would need to push to deliver that child.
According to her, Mary received a promise from the angel Gabriel and began the journey of gestation. On the day of delivery, she said, she pushed forth baby Jesus. “Your promise has ripened and your water has just broken. So push, because today is the day your promise will be birthed,” she said.
Pastor Nomthi has said that every child of God is complete in Him regardless of circumstances, status, background and challenges. She said this at the December 18 Sunday service while dwelling on the promise for the week in Colossians 2:10. “You are complete in every way in Christ Jesus, and nothing can reduce that fact,” she stated.
According to her, nothing should discourage believers or make them lose the consciousness of their identity in God. The negative ideas and words of the devil, she said, should not be allowed to grow in their lives; rather, they should know and believe what God has said about them and boldly go to Him for whatever request or anything bothering them. “Jesus can deal with anything that comes against you, so know who you are in Christ and go boldly to God because you are complete in Him,” she said.
Using the story of Governor Felix and Apostle Paul in Acts 24:22-27 as examples, Pastor Nomthi at the December 8 Thursday Showers service said that no child of God should compromise his or her faith for anything in life. According to her, it always pays to stay with God and keep one’s faith, irrespective of whatever is happening, just as apostle Paul stood firm and refused to bribe the governor. “It doesn’t matter the prison you feel you are in, you have Christ in you who died for you at the cross at Calvary and can save you,” she said.
Instead of taking revenge, Pastor Nomthi urged that the best thing children of God can do for those who hurt them is offer forgiveness because it is key to receiving their own blessings. “Forgive anyone who has hurt or imprisoned you irrespective of their reason for doing it. Don’t partake in their wickedness by holding them in unforgiveness,” she enjoined.