Pastor Taiwo Odukoya @ Sunday Service
Using the Israelites’ experience with the wall of Jericho as illustration, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya told the congregation at the December 6 Sunday service that there would be challenges that typify walls against God’s covenant children but those walls would always disappear no matter how insurmountable the walls may seem just as the wall of Jericho sunk. “The wall of Jericho is a metaphor vis-à-vis the situation faced by believers today. It’s either God gets defeated in your situation or your situation gets obliterated before God,” he said.
Speaking from Joshua 6:1-21, Pastor Taiwo explained that Satan is a master strategist when it comes to building walls, noting that he built the wall of sin which set a wedge between God and man. However, Jesus came to destroy that wall through His death and resurrection and to give us access to the Father. “Whatever is constituting a wall in your life, Jesus has died and resurrected and that wall can’t keep you trapped or locked out anymore. God has given you the victory. The Blood of Jesus has torn down every wall,” he declared.
He however noted that believers also need to imbibe the strategies of obeying God’s words; having His presence with them; staying focused, not relenting and singing praises and worship to God in order to be able to pull down the walls confronting them and take possession of their promised land. “Saying, listening or entertaining any words other than God’s word will distract you from your purpose in life. Say nothing from now till the end of the year, except what God has said. Only sing, for God has given you the city,” he declared.
He then urged them to be conscious of the freedom the blood of Christ has given them and confront any wall before them. He said, “Walls are built to protect oneself from hurt, disappointments, low self-esteem, strife or even bitterness. But as believers, we have been set free from these walls because He who the Son has set free is free indeed.”
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SHOUT OF PRAISE
Pastor Taiwo @ Thursday showers
In continuation of his series on having the attitude of praise to God, Pastor Taiwo at the December 3 Thursday showers said that everything a believer has or desires to become in life hangs around the truth, which is the word of God. According to him, only what a believer acquires in God lasts forever. “What matters most is not how people start, but how they finish. For whatever will last, you must be confident of where you started from. Take the word of God and the Bible very seriously,” he said.
Speaking from Psalm 40:1-3, Pastor Taiwo maintained that God who listens and hears, is ready to meet everyone at the point of their needs. “God answers everybody’s prayers, it is what you look for that you see. You can’t have faith in what you know does not exist.”
While further revealing that every word of God is personal, the clergy maintained that it is only those who receive Him that become the sons of God. He added, “When God hears, deliverance is automatic. Every revelation brings up a new beginning for you. When you know who you are in Christ, you become confident.”
The Senior Pastor therefore urged believers to have a strong foundation on the word of God as that is what gives them power over the enemy.