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.