FROM THE PULPIT
Nothing But The Best
By Minister Victor Olajubu
ENESIS 4: 3-5: 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. It takes some energy, some thinking and some level of dedication to approach GOD – Cain had GOD in his thinking when he was tilled/cultivated the ground, planted, watched the crops grow and during the harvest – Cain had GOD in his plans. Cain must have come to the realization that GOD provided the fertility, the ground, (the rain?), the dew, the moisture, sunlight, humidity, temperature/sunlight responsible for the good/bountiful harvest – if you would say, Cain gave some credit to GOD. Cain was not an atheist – not only did Cain believed in the existence of the MOST HIGH GOD, that belief was reinforced with the presentation of an offering. Cain was what I would refer to as a regular “Christian” if it’s okay to use that ‘cliché’. Cain made some reservations for himself and brought a portion/percentage to GOD. GOD does not judge us on the basis of what we bring to HIM i.e. quantity but on basis of the quality of what we have left to ourselves after we have given to HIM. Cain, like so many people today, wanted to come to God, but wanted to do it their own way. On their own terms. This may work at the MacDonald’s/hamburger stand. They may let you do it ‘your way’ as the commercial says, but God will not. ‘A man can go to heaven God’s way, or you he goes to hell any way he pleases.’ Up until the time Cain was rejected, he thought he was doing the right thing – he was DELUDED. Where did it go wrong for Cain? Cain brought SOME OF HIS HARVEST to GOD as an offering whereas Abel brought not only the best of his livestock (the firstling) but the fat of a firstling. That was the difference between spiritual success and spiritual mediocrity of failure. GOD does not accept just anything. It’s very simple, HE settles for nothing less: RIGHT QUALITY OR NOTHING ELSE! It is good to come to the LORD as we do most of the time but this is not enough to take us to the finishing line, it’s the first step in a right direction. Mere “coming” and “Giving” does not in any way guarantee the approval of GOD. The only think that guarantee GOD’S approval is the nature of what we offered to HIM – Is it my best? Could I have done any better? Anything short of this derides GOD and won’t go unpunished. If we can give 30yrs of service to GOD, why contemplate 20yrs? Why consider 10yrs or 5yrs? GOD wants our best and won’t settle for any ‘wishy washy’ type service: Hebrew 11:6 “he that comes to GOD must believe that HE is and HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM”. The verse makes a different meaning entirely if “DILIGENCE” is taken out in this context. Anybody can come to GOD, but not everyone easily believes that GOD is! It is easy to come to GOD and not seek HIM in a diligent way. D. L. Moody once returned from a meeting and reported two and a half conversions. “Two adults and a child, I suppose?” asked his host. “No,” said Moody, “two children and an adult. The children gave their whole lives. The adult had only half of his left to give.” God asks for the best part of our lives. Remember now the Lord your God in the days of thy youth. We won’t remain young all our lives. We should make hay whilst the sun shines – “teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom” – Psalms 90:12. GENESIS 17:9-27 - 23 On that same day Abraham obeyed God and circumcised his son Ishmael and all the other males in his household, including the slaves born in his home and those he had bought. 24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old Coming Soon when he was circumcised, ...
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Excerpts of a message delivered by Minister Victor Olajubu. on April 13th 2014. To read/download or share full version please visit http://rccgleeds.org.uk/nothing-butthe-best/ June 14th, 2014
CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia! Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is over, Alleluia! Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia! Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia! Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia! Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia! Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia! Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia! Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia! Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia! Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia! HYMN 2
THINE BE THE GLORY, RISEN, CONQUERING SON Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay. Refrain: Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son, Endless is the vict'ry, thou o'er death hast won. Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb; Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom; let the Church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing; for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting. Refrain No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life; life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife; make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love: bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above. Refrain
RCCG EFA LEEDS APRIL THEME - TIDINGS OF VICTORIES
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
THE RCCG (EVERLASTING FATHER’S ASSEMBLY) 2014 PROPHECY. THEME: OUR YEAR OF NEW BEGINNING Exodus 12:2
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
RCCG WORLDWIDE 2014 PROPHECY
Year of OVERFLOW BLESSINGS
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)
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Your journey to greatness will not be thwarted in Jesus name By Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA
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ELOVED to be lifted up high is an indication of greatness from God. It is therefore imperative to understand that greatness is a journey with the Lord, and it can be likened to the process of starting to build a house, and completing it. So when a house is started and completed, that is when the beauty of the architectural plan and designs will be revealed and admired. One thing that can stop the process of building is lack of money, lack of raw materials and shortage of builders. Likewise in the journey to the top, certain things can shunt the journey if one is not careful, I pray that your journey to greatness will not be halted in Jesus name. Greatness is a concept of superiority which can affect a person, or an object. It is used to describe a person and the work they have done. So if you must be great, your greatness will be measured by the works you have achieved. "Winston Churchill was one of the greatest wartime leaders". In the unqualified sense it might be stated "Winston Churchill achieved greatness within his own lifetime", thus implying that "greatness" is a definite WEEKLY ACTIVITIES and identifiable quality. Therefore, the definition of greatness is not in the SUNDAYS amount of money you have. It is not in the job you ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: do, and not in you being popular or famous 10:15 Greatness is a journey: Think of what you do CELEBRATION SERVICE: everyday. Think of the process it involves, think 11:00AM - 1:00PM about the activities, and think about the people who have travelled the same route before you. If you HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: must be great, you would need to understand the BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm WEDNESDAYS entry requirements for greatness, and the process involved in embarking and completing a journey. A DIGGING DEEP: man can not be lifted up high by his own ability and 6:30PM - 8:30PM power. It can not happen by the degree SATURDAYS qualifications you have earned. EVANGELISM (4th Saturday) Eccl 9:11: I returned, and saw under the sun, that the 3:00PM race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, DRAMA MEETING: 5PM neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of CHOIR MEETING;understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but 5:00PM SINGLES MEETING:time and chance happened to them all, (3rd Sat) - 3PM This simply means the requirement for greatness is MONTHLY ACTIVITIES not in your power. In other words, if you think it is by Celebration Service:your power, this would lead to destiny shunting. For your greatness not to be shunted, you must 1st Sunday of the Month. Anointing Service:understand the plan of God and also understand the Last Sunday of the Month. followings: Holy Communion:Greatness is not by age or effort: If greatness was to Last Wednesday of the Month. be by age and effort, may be David would have Women Fellowship:been the one to build the temple for the Lord. But his 3rd Saturday - 1:00pm son Solomon was ordained to build and complete the Men Fellowship:temple. So, if you must be great in life, you must stop Bimontghly - 6:30pm NIGHT VIGIL to think about our name, how big you are and your age. The reason is simply because the thing of the 1ST FRIDAY (10PM -1AM) Lord defiles all principles. For your greatness not to be thwarted, you would WATCH OUR CHANNEL need to partner with God. Partnering with God means, dedication, purification, walking away from sin and also focussing on the heavenly things. In Genesis 41:31-40, the only reason why Joseph rose to the position of greatness was because, he separated himself from sin.
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Excerpts of message delivered by Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA. on April 13th 2014. To read/download/share full version please visit: http://rccgefayork.org.uk/yourjourney-to-greatness-will-not-be-thwarted-in-jesus-name/
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Congratulations!!! We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occurred in March 2014.
Pastors Samuel & Anthonia OBAFAIYE, Hosts
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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