Blessings You Never Toiled For Are Coming Your Way
HE bible encourages handwork and been diligence in whatever one does. Proverbs 22:29 - Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. As a matter of fact, the bible stipulates that anyone who is not industrious must not eat (2 Thes. 3:10-11) - For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. The same word of God records the supernatural power or promise of God that can transform the life of His children - By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE miraculously so that they do not engage in laborious efforts before breakthrough. God can make a believer to reap freely, years of labour of their predecessors so that one generation would have worked and another simply enter into harvest or enjoyment. It could also be out of the faithfulness of God to His covenant that God simply showers His blessings upon a particular people. What is God's covenant with you? You can provoke Him to make one today. The Almighty God promised Abraham and his seed the land of the Canaanites and other nations as their inheritance forever. Events played that Abraham's descendants were in bondage in Egypt for over 430 years. After their freedom and 40 years wandering in the wilderness, God promised to bring them back into the Promised Land miraculously (Joshua 24:11-13).
JULY 2013 THEME:
Rest By Still Waters
And you went over the Jordan and came to Jericho, and the leaders of Jericho fought against you, and also the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And I gave them into your hand. And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out before you, the two kings of the Amorites; it was not by your sword or by your bow. I gave you a land on which you had not labored and cities that you had not built, and you dwell in them. You eat the fruit of vineyards and olive orchards that you did not plant. ’ - That His people will not suffer to build houses nor waste time to waiting for planting and maturing of vines, olives, orchards, etc. Any Canaanites occupying your 'land', may God chase them out. Obededom, the Gittite was a hard working and respectful man. At a point in his life, he became an object of circumstantial miracle. King David abruptly changed his mind and dumped the Ark of the Covenant with Obededom because Uzzah touched the Ark mistakenly and died. But alas, instead of misfortune to happen to Obededom, he began to enjoy harvests he never toiled for (2 Sam. 6:1-12). - Things meant for your misfortune will begin to bring you joy. - May God turn your life around for the best in a short space of time. - May those that have been looking at you with eyes of sympathy begin to see you with eyes of envy. - May whosoever has impact upon your destiny take notice of you for good. When David ran away from Saul, he was living in caves and strongholds. He and his men relied on raids on small towns and possibly travellers to eat. A time came when they appealed to Nabal - a wealthy farmer to give them some meat to eat. Nabal however rained abuses on David. It took the interception of Abigail - Nabal's wife for David's men not to kill all the males in Nabal's compound. Unfortunately for Nabal, he died of cardiac arrest 10 days later and everything that he had, including his pleasant wife was inherited by David (1 Sam 25:1-42). Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye on July 7th, 2013. TO READ THE FULL VERSION, PLEASE VISIT http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/s
THE RCCG (EVERLASTING FATHER’S ASSEMBLY) 2013 PROPHECY. THEME: OUR YEAR OF GOD’S REST Isaiah 65: 21-24, Isaiah 14:1-4
WAS meditating recently to find out from God what will be our theme for 2013. There were EST can be defined as peace, ease or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation certain challenges I saw in 2012 that I was asking God to completely eradicate in the next. of an activity. It can also be described as relief or freedom from disquiet or disturbance; God answered and said, "All covenanted ministries (whether individual or church) will hit major or as a mental or emotional tranquillity. storm in their 3rd year. If the ministry escapes that by grace, a greater storm will come against it in Still water can be a lake or a low gradient gently flowing river. They are easy to approach and its 6th year. If the ministry equally escapes the double storm, it will then qualify for the blessings easy to drink from by sheep. They are usually warm and therefore appealing to drink. Turbulent of the 7th year”. water on the other hand is scary, challenging and dangerous. The sheep will be afraid to drink For us in Everlasting Father's Assembly, there were storms that we went through at three years. because of the surging noise; the water might enter the nose of the sheep instead; and the current might sweep the feet of the sheep away. It is To the glory of God, we escape them all. Also at six years, THE RCCG (WORLDWIDE) 2013 PROPHECY the responsibility of a good shepherd to seek thank God for all the astounding accomplishments that a still water where his flock can drink. we have enjoyed, we also escaped double storms. Glory God promised the Israelites that He was be to God! FOR INDIVIDUALS: taking them to the Promised Land as He had So I asked God, since we have escaped the sixth year, 1. No matter the darkness around you, your star will shine what is the blessing of the seventh year? He took me back covenanted with Abraham. Forty years they brighter. roamed in the wilderness because of their to the creation of the world. He said, ‘What did the bible 2. God says, He will speak peace to your storms sins, and after which God fulfilled His says I did on the seventh day’? And I said that You rested promise. God used hornets (stinging insects, 3. Certain individuals have been stagnated for sometimes, the from Your labours. large wasps and bees) to chase the original reasons for your stagnation will become known, will be addressed So, God said "2013 is your year of My rest". Note that it is inhabitants of Canaan away, then the and will be eliminated, therefore progress will follow. the God's rest, not our kind of rest. The bible says that God Israelites moved into their lands; cities; vine 4. In many senses of the word, this year will be of completeness. does not sleep nor slumber (Ps. 121:4). So it's not a rest of yards and olive yards (Joshua 24:11-13). So FOR NIGERIA: sleep. Neither is it of folding of hands. It is a rest from that throughout the reign of Joshua, the 1. The prayers of some of you minimized death of prominent Nigerians last year, excessive labours and entering into excessive favours. Israelites dwelt in peace as no nation was able The seventh day was a time when God stopped creating don’t stop praying. to disturb them. on this earth, but switched to watching over what He has 2. Before the middle of the year, many will say hope rising. In this month of July, God will make us to lie created. In 2013, God will help us to look after what He down beside ‘still waters’; He will bring us 3. Learn from disasters of 2012 and take precaution soonest to avert bigger ones.. has created for us and through us. We will supervise and INTERNATIONAL: into His covenanted blessings for our 7th oversee machinery that will run itself. Every system that year. He will use ‘hornets’ to chase out 1. The Lord says prominent world leaders need a lot prayers so as not to die in office. God has helped us to create will begin to work for us. 2. Prominent Church leaders need prayers against planned scandals. occupiers of our Divine heritage. He will also Grace will supersede haste. make us to dwell in peace and calmness to the 3. Weather conditions may get worse, much worst, unless prayers are intensified. There was a time when the Israelites were fighting extent that no ‘nation’ will be able to disturb 4. We should expect a major breakthrough in medicine this year. Canaan, the Israelites were outnumbered. So God began us. May the zeal of the Lord of hosts watch 5. Nations who pass unholy laws will have a taste of divine fury. to use constellations to fight for them (Judges 5:20). God over these promises to fulfil them in Jesus will assign hosts of heaven to work for us in 2013 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye name. By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye (Gen. Overseer RCCG Worldwide)
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN O GOD, OUR HELP IN AGES PAST
O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home. Under the shadow of Thy throne Thy saints have dwelt secure; Sufficient is Thine arm alone, And our defence is sure. Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame, From everlasting Thou art God, To endless years the same. A thousand ages in Thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends the night Before the rising sun. Time, like an ever-rolling stream, Bears all its sons away; They fly forgotten, as a dream Dies at the opening day . O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Be Thou our guard while life shall last, And our eternal home
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Who is Your Helper When The Pool is Troubled John 5:1-15
Minister Aderemi ADELUGBA
HE Lord is able to rescue us, and lead us to a place of rest and refreshment. David said in Psalm 23:2b - He leadeth me beside the still waters. Only God can lead you to the place of relaxation. He can replace your stress and struggle with happiness and fulfilment. The leading of God is required to prevent struggles and suffering. David recognised that God must have been in His situation, for him to be where he was at that time. He admonished God, looking back on how much he had been running and struggling, and suddenly, he found himself in a restful place. The Lord will lead you to a place of rest in Jesus name. Likewise, when situation becomes turbulent, there can only be one comforter named Jehovah Roi. When sickness or problems comes, there can only be one healer known as Jehovah Rapha, the Lord of Lords can use an unusual strategy to help you in times of trouble. Psalm 125:1-2 - They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even forever. All the currents in the waters around David became motionless for him to have rest. The pressures in your life will hear the word of God in Jesus name. If there is anything troubling your life today, they would hear the word of God and depart your life in Jesus name. The text today is taken from John 5: 1-15. In this text, we found that the pool by the sheep market got troubled regularly. This pool receives the power to heal various ailments at different times, only if the sick person can manage to carry themselves into the pool when it is troubled. In the case of the man in this text, he was described as a man with infirmity for at least 38 years. He never made it into the pool of Bethesda after several years of dwelling by the pool. Like-minded friends and colleagues could not help him; they failed him by all standards. John 5:6-7 - 6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. His account to Jesus Christ exudes frustration. His strength and ability failed him. He was going to remain worried and sick for the rest of his life sitting by the pool of Bethesda until Jesus Christ decided to change His course and, went up to have healing appointment with this man, so that he would experience God’s rest. Brethren, it may be a case that the pool around you have not been stilled, angels may have been entering into it without you receiving your healing. The story of your life would change from today in Jesus name. You will have an encounter like this unnamed man had in Jesus name. For you to have similar encounter, you would need to continue to do and observe the followings: You must be persistent and committed in every good works: God wants you to be persistent in your prayer life and be committed to His work too. If you are persistent in His work, the Lord of heaven will be quick to help you. In John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?. Despite the fact that this man was not getting the healing he desired every time the pool was troubled, due to his inability, he kept staying at the same spot, he persisted and he never relented. God is interested in your commitment. He is prepared to reward your commitment with great rest. In verse 6, Jesus Christ recognised that he had been there for a very long time, and he deserved God’s mercy and help. The Lord will have mercy on you in Jesus name. You must not be too comfortable with your current situation: If you must receive God’s help and cease from all struggles, you must learn not to be complacent. Effort is required in every affairs of life. You need to get out and seek help from God. The man tried and made attempts to get into the pool, because he was never satisfied with his condition. He desired healing, which was the reason for his response to Jesus when he was asked, “will thou be made whole”? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. READ THE FULL VERSION OF THIS SERMON AT http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/sermons Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Minister Aderemi ADELUGBA on 7th July 2013 at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York.
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