Pastor Taiwo @Sunday Service
In continuation of the message which he started the previous Thursday, Pastor Taiwo at the April 22 Sunday service said that believers will enter their rest when they believe in the finished work of Christ at Calvary. That is the labouring to enter His rest as admonished in Hebrews 4:9. “Your work begins by believing in what He said would happen. So even in the face of contrary circumstances, your responsibility as a child of God is to believe in His word,” he said.
Speaking from Matthew 11:25-30, he said that God does not encourage laziness. According to him, every believer needs to know who they are in Christ and what He has done for them in order to enter their rest. He further said that man, irrespective of his position, will always disappoint, but believers who trust in God and understand their identity in Him will stand firm and not take offence when man fails them. “If you dare to believe this God for yourself, He will answer for you,” he stated.
He therefore encouraged them to always meditate on God’s word so as not to forget their identity in Christ. “There is power in the word of God,” he said.
“GOD WILL GIVE YOU REST”
Pastor Taiwo @ Thursday Showers
The assurance of love, safety and protection of a father always gives a child the boldness to approach him no matter what happens. In the same manner, the understanding of one’s identity in God and total submission and obedience to His instructions would always give a believer the boldness and assurance to approach Him. This was the crux of Pastor Taiwo’s message at the April 19 Thursday Showers service. “If indeed you are a child of God, you will have rest,” he said.
Speaking from Matthew 11:1-30, Matthew 14:29 and John 11:43, he said that total trust and obedience to Him will always bring about positive change in one’s life. According to him, one strong opposition to the fulfilment of God’s words in a believer’s life is reasoning. “Anyone who follows Jesus and responds to His instructions will never lack supernatural manifestation,” he stated.
He then urged the worshippers to follow and obey their Father’s instructions as that is where their expected results lie. “Anytime Jesus asks you to come and you obey, there will be miracles,” he said.
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