Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday service
In continuation of the message he started the previous Thursday, Pastor Taiwo at the April 5 Livecast Sunday service said that in as much as man never adequately prepares for a storm or natural disaster, taking Jesus along with one in the journey will make sure they don’t sink in the storm because Jesus will intervene. “The wind and the sea still obey the voice of Christ. When you take Him along with you, you won’t be consumed,” he said.
Speaking from Mark 4:36-41 and Proverbs 18:21, he said that believers would always be engaged in battles of words, noting that whatever they say in such situations would determine what is in their hearts. “You only speak from your convictions. Your words predict your convictions and provoke your actions. So stop speaking fear,” he urged.
According to Pastor Taiwo, if a believer’s words are always negative and full of fear, such a believer does not believe totally in God no matter how much they claim to believe in God. Fear, he said, can even kill people before death comes, noting that when one is in the grip of fear, faith is zero but when one operates in faith, fear is totally reduced. “Start speaking life instead of what is going on in the world,” he said.
He then urged everyone not to entertain fear especially in this period of the Coronavirus pandemic. He said, “It is not enough to know and believe the word of God for your life, you need to speak it. Let fear find its way out of your system. Always speak God’s words over your situation. When you nurse fear, you chase faith away.”
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WATCH WHAT YOU SPEAK
Pastor Taiwo @ Thursday Showers
Pastor Taiwo during the April 2 live cast Thursday Showers urged believers to be mindful of their utterances and confession especially at this time of global awakening. According to him, fear numbs one’s effectiveness and paralyses their ability to fight back. “It’s true we have a situation but watch what you say because what you say is important,” he said.
Speaking from Mark 4:36-41, Pastor Taiwo said that no one is ever adequately prepared for natural disasters or challenges, but when Jesus is carried along at such periods, just as Jesus’ disciples took Him along in their journey, victory would always be sure for such. “Don’t ever assume that you will die in the challenge, have faith that you will beat it and come out victorious,” he noted.
He also pointed out from Mark 11:21-24 that a believer’s declaration or confession will determine whether he or she has faith or not; noting that faith speaks just as fear speaks. In his words, “You manifest your faith by what you speak. Make up your mind that you will not die but live and declare the glory of God. Barricade your home with faith.”
He, therefore, urged them from Psalm 91 to always declare the works of Christ in any situation, stating that it is not enough to believe, one needs to speak out. “Talk to those situations. Speak to Coronavirus to stay away from your home. You stay safe and keep on declaring the word of God”, he urged.