Dwelling on the promise for the week in 2 Chronicles 1:12, Pastor Nomthi at the March 12 Sunday service said that wisdom is the principal thing every child of God should have and therefore should not be ashamed to ask Him for. This, according to her, would help them handle issues in life. “God will give you the wisdom to deal with matters when situations are presented to you. Don’t be rigid, always ask God to give you grace to be flexible in applying His wisdom in any situation in your way,” she said.
Pastor Nomthi at the March 5 Sunday service said that God’s love towards His children is forever and it is a life-covered insurance policy. She said this as she encouraged the congregation from the promise of the week in Deuteronomy 7:9. “Everything you need is in Him. So you cannot lack anything if you have this God as your God and Father,” she said.
She noted that it is a powerful thing for Christians to know that God loves them and that this He will never turn His back on them. This should make them rejoice in Him always, she stated. She also said that their divine blessings will be passed on to their children and generations after them, hence they need to be taught the love of God for anyone who trusts Him, just like Abraham did to his children and those around him.
Pastor Nomthi has urged all Christians to cultivate the habit of giving thanks to God irrespective of their situation. She said this at the February 26 Sunday service while exhorting the congregation from 1 Thessalonians 5:18, which is the promise of the week. “In everything always give thanks, for this is the will of God concerning you,” she said.
According to her, no circumstance or situation should hinder a child of God from giving thanks to God. The enemy, she said, would always come to disturb and distract them but the understanding of the Word of God to make all things work together for the good of those who believe in Him should inspire them not to give the devil any foothold. “If you are threatened or confused in life by any situation, just give thanks and get into the Word which will give you the victory,” she said.
Dwelling on the promise for the week in Amos 9:13, Pastor Nomthi at the February 19 Sunday service said that God’s miracles are always jaw-dropping and unexplainable to humans. And when such miracles are wrought in a life, such automatically becomes amazing and sweet. “God will bring sweetness out of every difficult situation so much so that everything sweet will flow your way and your middle name will become ‘Sweet,’” she said.
She noted that miracles are usually God’s intervention when man’s efforts have failed, adding that faith is the channel for receiving His miracles. “God’s miracle will launch you from obscurity to the limelight,” she stated.
She therefore urged them to always believe God’s Word as that is the assurance of its fulfillment if they do not faint. “God is doing new things for us by opening new doors; the whole world will hear about it and glorify Him on our behalf,” she said.
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…)