Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. Genesis 22:17-18 (NKJV)
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya@ Sunday service
The Senior Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya while admonishing the congregation at the March 28 Sunday service pointed out that the Word of GOD was inspired by men through His Spirit and passed on to us for our edification.
Anchoring his sermon on Matthew 7:7-12 as well as James 4: 1- 5; 1 John 5:14 – 15; John 16: 24 – 27; and John 14:12 – 14, the clergy who encouraged the congregation to be assured that there is no special ritual to believing GOD except to trust and be expectant said that believers are indeed in the days of His power.
While many people may question the need to ask since GOD already knows all the needs of His children, Pastor Taiwo admonished that asking reflects love, dependence, commitment, and obedience. He charged that it was time believers stopped struggling with the devil and focus on GOD, their Covenant Father.
He went ahead to highlight the challenges of not asking due to pride and ego, admonishing that such attitude hinders GOD’s blessings; noting that believers need to be prepared to stand in faith and place demand on the Word of GOD knowing fully well that there is nothing that can withstand the promises of GOD concerning them. “The wisdom required for successful living is in the Word of GOD. You only need to ask,” he said.
He therefore encouraged them to always go to God for whatever they desire, assuring them that He will not chase them away. “God always give good things to His children as long as they ask Him,” he noted.
REMINDING YOU WHAT YOU KNOW
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @ Thursday showers
Worshippers at the March 25 Thursday showers were reminded that the power of God is always available for the miraculous wherever the name of Jesus is mentioned. This reminder was given by Pastor Taiwo Odukoya while speaking on the supernatural in the name of Jesus.
Citing the example of Peter’s Mother in-law who came in contact with Jesus and her fever disappeared in Matthew 8:14, Pastor Taiwo said that. “Every time Jesus touches somebody, something changes. When he touched, there was a change, so whatever has constituted opposition to your life, regardless of the nature or the enormity, it is from the devil and Jesus has defeated the devil and any time Jesus comes, the devil flees,” he said.
The clergy noted that believers are the evidence of Jesus’ power because they believe in Him. He also said that there is life, deliverance, breakthrough and so much more in Christ. In his words, “If we’re talking Jesus, mostly out of the conviction of our heart, there must be testimony of deliverance, lifting up, breaking down and destruction of the power of the devil. There must be capturing what has never been captured before in your life.”
He therefore urged them never to joke with the name of Jesus or the efficacy of His power “We are not subject to the powers of this world, rather the weapons of our warfare are mighty to pulling down of strongholds. The devil can make attempts to kill you but he will never succeed because in Christ was life, and the life was the light of men and this light shines in the darkness,” he said.