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Arise And Shine


By Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE

HE Theme of the month of March is Divine Sunshine and the theme of this year’s Mother’s Day celebration is ‘Arise and Shine’. So Brethren I am sure you can testify with me that the Spirit of God is indeed one and I perceive in my Spirit that God has something wonderful for someone here today. It is our turn to shine gloriously as individuals, as a family and as the church of God, Our Father in heaven has declared it in his words concerning us, and so shall it be in Jesus name. In the Book of Ruth the Bible makes us to understand that a couple, Elimelek and his wife Naomi and their 2 sons Mahlon and Chilion left their country of birth Bethlehem in Judah, because there was famine in the land to sojourn in the country of Moab for a while, but little did they know that the journey they had just embarked upon was not going to end well. The Bible says in Prov. 14:12 ‘There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Yes there was famine in the land but did they enquire of the Lord before the left Bethlehem, Prov.3:6 ‘In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths. The Bible (Gen. 26:1-3) makes us to understand that in the Philistine that Isaac sojourned there was famine but God appeared unto him and told him not to go down into Egypt, God instructed him to sojourn in the land of Philistine and He will be with him and bless him. Going down to Moab was a mistake because according to Psa. 60:8 Moab was cursed by God; He said in that Bible passage that Moab was His wash pot. In the cause of that journey Elimelek died and his 2 sons took for themselves wives of the women of Moab, Orpah and Ruth. Not too long after this the 2 sons also died without having children. Naomi’s sun set when it was supposed to be rising, no husband, no children, no grandchildren, the Bible says in Ruth 1:19- 21 ‘So they went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem that all the city was moved about them, and they said, is this Naomi? (They almost did not recognize her). And she said unto them, call me not Naomi, (Naomi means Pleasant and Beautiful) call me Mara (means Bitterness) for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, and the Lord hath brought me home again empty, why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath RCCG EFA LEEDS testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me? HOUSE FELLOWSHIP CENTRES This was not entirely true because she returned with her daughter-in-law Ruth and through Ruth God caused his Ls1, LS2, LS7 & LS8 Flat 147, 20-20 House, Glory to shine upon her again. Skinner lane The Bible makes us to under in verse 22 of Chapter 1 of the LS7 1BE BK of Ruth, that they returned at the beginning of the (Ajayi’s Residence) Barley harvest in Israeli, so they returned at the right time, God’s appointed time, Brethren the Bible says in the Psa. Ls3, LS4, LS5, Ls6, 102:13 ‘Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion, for the Ls12, LS13 & LS16 time to favour her, the set time is come. 15 – 17 Walter Street, It says yet again in Eccl. 7:8 ‘Better is the end of a thing Off Kirkstall Road, than its beginning’. Leeds, Ls4 2BB Ruth got married to Boaz a rich farmer who happened to (Church Premises) be a kinsman to her late husband by Divine arrangement LS10 & LS11 and the wisdom of God upon her Mother-in-law Ruth. This is how the Bible ends the story of Ruth and Naomi in 1 Murray View, Middleton, Ruth 4; 10-17 According to Matt. 1:5 within the generation of Jesus Christ Leeds, LS10 4GD Ruth is mentioned as a Great, great grandmother of our YORK ROAD Lord Jesus Christ. May our Father in heaven turn our stories to Glory in Jesus 98 Cartwell Drive LS15 0PD. name. May He cause his Divine sunshine to shine upon us all the (The Adunmade’s days of our wonderful lives in Him in Jesus name. BRADFORD Excerpts of a message delivered by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE. on March 30th, 2014 on the occasion of Mother’s Day. To read/download or share please visit

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O what a wonderful, wonderful day Day I will never forget; After I'd wandered in darkness away, Jesus my Saviour I met. O what a tender, compassionate friend He met the need of my heart; Shadows dispelling, with joy I am telling, He made all the darkness depart! CHORUS Heaven came down and glory filled my soul, When at the cross the Savior made me whole; My sins were washed away And my night was turned to day Heaven came down and glory filled my soul! Born of the Spirit with life from above Into God's family divine, Justified fully through Calvary's love, O what a standing is mine! And the transaction so quickly was made When as a sinner I came, Took of the offer of grace He did proffer He saved me, O praise His dear name! Now I've a hope that will surely endure After the passing of time; I have a future in heaven for sure. There in those mansions sublime. And it’s because of that wonderful day What at the cross I believed; Riches eternal and blessings supernal From His precious hand I received.



IDING is defined as a report of recent events or facts not previously known. While victory is the success or superior position achieved against any opponent; opposition; difficulty; obstacle or problem. The Israelites were on the journey to the Promised Land when they encountered the Amorites on the way. Sihon, king of Heshbon refused to let the Israelites pass through their land, instead he gathered his soldiers and fought against the Israelites (Num. 21: 23-24). God however delivered Sihon and his people into Moses and the Israelites hands. As the Israelites continued on the journey, they also encountered another Amorite king, Og king of Bashan. Similarly, Og and his people went out to battle with the Israelites, again God gave Israelites the victory (Deut. 3: 18). The Amorites were seasoned warriors, with giants among them. The Israelites who were physically disadvantaged were supernaturally empowered by God to be victorious. Under Moses, they enjoyed tidings of victories throughout! In this month of April, which coincides with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, God says He will fill our mouth and lives with tidings of victories; He will subdue any opposition before us; He will grant us success over every difficulty and problems; He will empower us to surmount any kind of obstacle and also make us to triumph over life challenges. May the zeal of the Lord of Hosts bring these to pass in Jesus name. Amen Pastor Samuel Obafaiye



s 2013 was running to an end. I began to ask God what He will do for us in the year 2014. Few weeks ago, God impressed it on my heart that He is making us to enter into an era of New Beginnings. He said, He will fulfil our time in the year 2014. Our time will be 8 years in 2014, 8 been a number of new beginning. God said, ‘Though I have taken you to a time of completion at 7 years, yet I’m ready to start work on you afresh’. In Gen. 1:1-4, prior to the beginning, God made the heaven and the earth. God reside in heaven, but the earth was without form and void, and also dark. At a later stage, God decided He wanted to make a new beginning with the earth and He began with light and other things, until He could confirm that the earth was equally good. God recently told me that what He intends for Everlasting Father’s Assembly to become is not yet revealed.’I am about to begin anew with you’, He said. ‘I will take you back to Genesis i.e Creation and re-make you’. He said, He will make us into a more impressive form, shape and brilliance.’I will also introduce a new kind of light into you to make your difference from before very obvious’. He said. Do you know that Manufacturers remake their products mainly for two reasons? (1) They identified a fault or error in the system after usage. (2) They just desire to make something nicer; more current or a newer model. God said regarding Everlasting Father’s Assembly, He will repair every faults within our system in 2014. He has also desire to make us into something more glorious. When we started in 2006, we were like something without form and shape, it looks like few people joking. Thank God for then and glory be to God for now. Today, God says, ‘I will start you again in your 8th year’. He said, He will take us back to the things we enjoyed in our first start and then make us to experience even more. God then gave me our anchor scripture as: Exodus 12:2 -This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. The daylight of 1st January shall be the beginning of months and years to us; it shall also be the first month of 2014. Everything that has happened to us before now are just occurrences before our real beginning. He said your enjoyment up till now is just like a test drive. You will now begin to move about confidently and comfortably. Hear again the promise from God to us for 2014. Revelation 21:5-6 -And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye



YEAR OF OVERFLOW BLESSINGS General – INDIVIDUALS 1. God says that a divine promise of more than a decade ago will begin to find fulfilment. 2. God Says that someone can expect a prominent divine visitation that will radically alter the cause of his or her life. 3. Daddy says that someone will have the first taste of real dominion. 4. The Lord said that there will be quite a few narrow escapes from tragedies. NIGERIA 1. The Lord says that the future of Nigeria will be determined this year, not in 2015 as some think. 2015 will be mere formalities. 2. The equations at the beginning of this year will be different from the equations at the end of the year, therefore don’t jump into conclusions. INTERNATIONAL 1. There will be more major breakthroughs in Medicine and Science. 2. God wants us to pray against noisy highly destructive storms. 3. God asked us to pray against monumental fire outbreaks. By Pastor Enoch Adeboye (Gen. Overseer RCCG Worldwide)


Every Mother Must Know God ... By Minister Aramide ADELUGBA


OTHER’S Day is our day of joy and celebration. It is a day for all women to thank God for being a mother, for the mothers who gave birth to them, and also for people who have played great mothering role in their life. I will use this medium to encourage us that as mother, the first role we have is to know God, The second major role is to fulfil the great desire to do something significant to make the life of others better. As mothers, our role is to make sure we make our husbands happy, make our children happy, and make people around us happy. Be prepared to make an impact in the life of people, whether it is your colleagues at work, or families within the church, or the people out there who we come across on a daily basis. It is not a coincidence that today is the last Sunday in the month of March, which has been themed the month of Exceeding Great Rewards, and the fact that it is the Mother’s Day. Galatians 6:9-10 - And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially WEEKLY ACTIVITIES unto them who are of the household of faith SUNDAYS Some of the things we are enjoying now are as a result of the good deeds and alms that our parents ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: have done and given to other people. Therefore, as 10:15 SERVICE: mothers, I feel it is important to use this Mother’s Day CELEBRATION 11:00AM - 1:00PM to remind ourselves of our role, and to also fulfil the roles in pleasing the Lord Almighty. HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: Doing good, is the act of doing something, or BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm performing, or accomplishing something that brings WEDNESDAYS joy and smile to others. These may include making DIGGING DEEP: your family happy, be the source of joy for others, 6:30PM - 8:30PM encouraging people, helping them to go through SATURDAYS situations and supporting people to achieve the (4th Saturday) purpose of God for their lives. Mothers must learn to EVANGELISM 3:00PM do all these. DRAMA MEETING: 5PM The act of being kind, accommodating, generous, CHOIR MEETING;benevolence and charity are classed as good deed. 5:00PM In life, you are where you are for a purpose. If you SINGLES MEETING:have anything today, it is for your use, and for the (3rd Sat) - 3PM MONTHLY ACTIVITIES pleasure of people around you. There are some people who would have something, but they would Celebration Service:say to others, don’t let them know that I have it, 1st Sunday of the Month. Anointing Service:even when others are suffering. Doing Good is a big sacrifice. Mothers should be Last Sunday of the Month. Holy Communion:conscious of what would take their families to the Last Wednesday of the Month. next level. There are some women who will sacrifice Women Fellowship:their own career to help their husband and their 3rd Saturday - 1:00pm children. The Lord will give you double recognition in Men Fellowship:Bimontghly - 6:30pm Jesus name. In Luke 7:36-39, we saw how the woman whom was NIGHT VIGIL described as a sinner heard of Jesus Christ, followed 1ST FRIDAY (10PM -1AM) him, and anointed him with very expensive perfume. The Pharisee that invited Jesus Christ and WATCH OUR CHANNEL the others were trying to state the obvious, but Jesus Christ said her good deeds would be rewarded. So mothers, we also have the chance to continue in our good deeds. Excerpts of essage delivered by Minister Aramide ADELUGBA. on March 30th 2014 on the occasion of Mother’s Day Celebration at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York. To read full version please visit



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Congratulations!!! We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occurred in March 2014. Some of them are: Master Zion Daniel; Master David Odaodu; Miss Happiness Mabiala; Miss Jomiloju Aribo; Sister Teejay Gbemre; Sister Sandra Wokoro; Dr Bayo Ola; Bro Oluwapelumi Adeyemi; Bro Samuel Edoho; Sister Adetutu Bakare; Minister Gabriel Adunmade; Sister Timilehin Kasumu; Bro Oladapo Odesola; Sister Nordia Shiyanbade; Mum Folayemi Owohunwa; Bro Faith Elenga; Deacon Amos Okeowo; Minister Adebisi Olobaniyi; Sister Mirabel Ikoe-Natoo; Elder Abraham Adeleye; Dr Deji Fowode and Sister Mary Odaodu. May God be gracious to you all; bless you and make His face to shine upon you all in Jesus name.

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