Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday Service
In continuation of his message on restoration, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya at the April 7 Sunday service noted that God started the plan to restore man after creation. Using Adam, Cain, Noah and Abraham as the earliest examples of GOD’s restorative works, he stated that God always brings His own beyond their initial levels at the end of His restorative agenda.
Speaking on Joel 2:25–27, Revelation 21:1–3, Ezekiel 37:1–14 and Luke 4:18–19, he stressed the need for every believer to know that God would restore whatever the devil might have stolen from them. This is why, according to him, Christianity is not just a religion but the demonstration of GOD’s power in the affairs of men.
He then urged them to keep declaring the Word of God over every situation no matter how dead it might be. “It is essentially unproductive to keep quiet in the face of any unwanted situation. So keep declaring the Word of God because there is capacity in the Word for full restoration,” he said.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @ Thursday Showers
Dwelling on Joel 2:25-27, Luke 4:18 and Acts 7:9-10, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya at the April 4 Thursday Showers service said that believers would always see and enjoy God’s blessings when they are not focussed on the wrong things. According to him, restoration starts from the healing of the mind and the spirit from all offences, either towards God or men. “Giving up on God or focusing on who has wronged you is tantamount to sinking,” he noted.
Giving the examples of Joseph, Paul, Silas and others in the Bible who were restored after many years of seeming great losses, Pastor Taiwo said that God is still in the business of restoring His own no matter what bondage they are in or what loss they have experienced. He however noted that this restoration can only happen through the blood of Jesus which always enables them to access their blessings.
He then admonished them to walk in the understanding of what the blood of Christ has done for them so as to avoid being victims. “The devil steals, kills and destroys. But you can get everything in Christ and come out of all your troubles when you understand that you have been restored,” he stated.
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