Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @ Sunday Service
Pastor Taiwo at the January 10 Sunday first service noted that every creation and miracle of God was done by the word. He values His word and that is why His covenant with His children will not fail because it is His word, he said. In his words, “You can’t define covenant without the word—it is based on the words of two people, on a promise to each other.”
Dwelling on Mark 9:23, Luke 5:1- 11 and Hebrews 11:3, he said that when believers trust the word of God and act on it, the miraculous happens. According to him, challenges are sometimes divine setups for believers to have a miraculous encounter with God; their trust in His word and obedience would bring it to manifestation. “What is totally impossible in the natural is within the control of the supernatural,” he said.
He therefore urged them to always stand on the word of God irrespective of their situation. “You have not fully experienced walking with Jesus until you get to a place where you know that men cannot help you, He is the only One who can,” he noted.
“THE SECRET OF CHRISTIANS’ VICTORY”
Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye @ Second Service
Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye, the wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who was the guest minister at the January 10 Sunday second service, admonished the congregation on how best to engage and win the spiritual battles they face daily.
According to Mummy G.O. as she is fondly called, every Christian engages in a spiritual battle and can only wear the crown of glory when he or she wins. Speaking from Ephesians 6:10-18, she said that believers need and should always deploy the help of the Holy Spirit who is their ally to help them win the battles. In her words, “We wrestle against unforeseen forces, so we need an ally who is equally invisible. Our God is invisible, so He is able to fight the invisible.”
She mentioned faith, God’s word, prayer, praise and the blood of Jesus as the unseen weapons to use in winning life’s battles, encouraging the congregation not to allow distractions as they journey through life.
Other scriptures cited include Mark 11:22-23, Matthew 4:4-10, Philippians 4:6, Psalm 22:3-4 and Revelation 12:11.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @Thursday Showers
Dwelling on Mark 9:23, Pastor Taiwo at the January 7 Thursday Showers service said that believers should always put their trust in God and not their challenges, because God is able to solve their problems and fulfil His promises to them. “No matter how fierce the storm is, only believe in God. If you can believe, all things are possible,” he noted.
He used the experience of Peter’s trust and obedience to Jesus’ instruction to launch out into the deep as recorded in Luke 5:1-11 to explain that abundant blessings await believers who trust in Jesus and obey His word, just as Peter did and caught a great number of fish. “There’s nothing wrong in stating the fact, but hanging on to the word of God will reverse the fact and glorify God in your situation,” he said.
He then urged believers to be conscious of God’s mighty power to turn around their situations. “It may look absolutely impossible but as a covenant child of God, you are within the limit of the possibility of a turnaround; just believe Him and act on His word,” he urged.
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