FROM THE PULPIT
May God Raise You Higher - By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
LEVATION is defined as increase in the level or in the height of something. When that increase is brought about by God, it is called Divine Elevation. May God increase your level. May God increase your
height. People sometimes try to elevate another. The truth of the matter is that no man will promote beyond himself. In Gen. 39:4, the bible says Potiphar loved Joseph so much that he made him the ruler over all that he had, excluding his very self. Even when Pharaoh was going to elevate Joseph, he made sure Joseph was not higher than himself (Gen 41:39-40). How Jonathan and David loved each other. Jonathan demonstrated this by giving David his robe, tunic, sword, bow and belt. How about cap, ring and shoes? (I Sam 18:4) The elevation that comes from a man can also be withdrawn. When Potiphar’s wife lied against Joseph, Potiphar did not waste time to throw Joseph in dungeon, even though Potiphar did not know it was a lie. That is why I prophesy to someone here that God will elevate you. The tricky bit is at times when God begins His work of elevation in a fellow, it may not physically appear so at first, but at last it always speaks forth. In I Sam. 16:1, God told Samuel to forget about Saul, that he had found another king for the people of Israel. He should go and anoint one of the sons of Jesse. In I Sam. 16:13, after much ado, David was anointed as the next king in Israel. One would therefore think that David will climb the throne immediately afterwards, but it wasn't that easy. It took him about 13 years to ascend the throne. Even after been anointed as king, David went back to the sheep (I Sam. 16:19). Then he became Saul armour bearer (I Sam. 16:21). Then he became deliverance singer to Saul (I Sam. 16:23). Then he was returned to sheep again (I Sam 17:15), even though he was also a man of war (I Sam 16:16-18). Then he became a champion by killing Goliath (I Sam 17:41). Then he became a Battalion Commander (I Sam 18:13). Then he became an in-law to Saul (I Sam 18:27). Then Saul became David's enemy continually (I Sam 18:29). He dwelt in Cave addullam, as mad man in Gath, in wilderness of Ziph, wilderness of Maon, strongholds of Engedi, at Ziklag, etc. He was crowned as king in Hebron (II Sam 2:4). Then crowned over all Israel (II Sam. 5:1-5). It's possible that you are going through a difficult time now. But your elevation shall be effected by God in Jesus name. May God take you to your Hebron in Jesus name. If God uses opinion polls or voting to elevate, David would not have got there. It was like ratio 9/1. But thank God, majority doesn't matter with God. May God bye-pass all the votes against you to elevate you in Jesus name. May vote of numbers, vote of colour, vote of age, vote of other forms of attributes be nullified by God on your behalf in Jesus name. God elevated Hannah in her husband house. He also elevated her in the whole of Israel and in human history. Someone that was barren, without a child. Who was a laughing and mocking object in her home and community later gave birth to 6 children, with one of them becoming the High Priest in the whole land (I Sam. 2:21). When Eli proclaim elevation upon her life, it didn't seem as if anything had taken place, nine months after that though, it was evident that God had lifted her up. I prophesy an elevation of abundance into your life.Elevation of fruitfulness will come upon you in Jesus name. May your womb receive the elevation of God right now. May your loins be touched by Jehovah. Joshua happened to be a minister to Moses. Whatever Moses wanted to do, he would send Joshua. So Joshua was always close by Moses as he led the Children of Israel to the Promised Land. The time came when God told Moses and Aaron that they would die in the wilderness. Who then was to replace Moses to continue the journey? God chose Moses' servant Joshua and empowered him for the elevated position (Joshua 1:1-5). Service comes before elevation. Joshua served faithfully and patiently for forty years and he was elevated in due time. Be faithful and patient in your service of the Lord, He will elevate you when due. May God empower you for the position ahead of you in Jesus name. So God can elevate someone from nobody to becoming a king; from bareness and lack to fruitfulness and abundance; and from a follower to a leader. What sort of elevation do you desire or require? God can do it for you. May God raise you high in Jesus name. WHAT SHOULD I DO? (1) Prepare yourself for the elevation that is coming. (2)Be humble - I Peter 5:6. (3) Praise God in advance - John 12:32 PRAYERS In the name of Jesus, you ministering spirits of God Almighty, pave way for my elevation in life in Jesus name. Every arrow fired against my rising star, return to your senders in Jesus name. Father, among those seeking your favours, single me out and answer me speedily in Jesus name. Almighty Father, move me to the best position you have always want me to be. Almighty Father, grant me the grace and power to ascend to my throne of destiny in Jesus name. Every power of darkness militating against my elevation in life, receive the judgment of God right now. Every generational and ancestral spirits assigned to keep me as a nobody; I command the fire of God to roast you all in Jesus name. . Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye on November 4, 2012.
NOVEMBER 2012 THEME: DIVINE ELEVATION
OD has a way of elevating His children. Before such people were born, He makes sure He had invested something into their destiny, so that at a point in their lifetime on earth, He then calls them; empowers them; justifies their calling and use them for His own glory. Later He then glorifies them (Rom. 8:30). In the bible, children of God like Jacob who at a time was a fugitive was elevated by God to become founder of the 12 tribes of Israel (Gen. 32:10); David was elevated from a shepherd boy to becoming the king of Israel (Psalm 78:70-71); Peter, Andrew, James and John from illiterate fishermen to global reformers who restored lost souls to Jehovah. From very low estates, these people were elevated by God that some were almost thought to be a god. Moses was a slave boy who became the deliverer of Israel from bondage and terror to Egypt. Paul and Barnabas were empowered to do creative miracles to the extent that the people of Lystra wanted to offer sacrifices to them as gods! The little errand boy Samuel was elevated by God to become the next High Priest and kingmaker in Israel. This month of November, God will begin to carry out His predestined plans of elevation in our lives as His children in Jesus name. He will equip and empowers us for the lifting that is coming; He will in plain terms justify our callings; and He personally will supervise the upliftment in Jesus name. By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
THE RCCG (EVERLASTING FATHER’S ASSEMBLY) 2012 PROPHECY THEME: OUR YEAR OF ASTOUNDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
STOUNDING is defined as bewildering or striking dumb with wonder; or so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm. While accomplishments could be defined as the act of carrying out or achieving; something achieved or successfully completed; gained skills or talent; attainment of social grace, style, and poise. After God ordered Elijah to anoint Elisha as his successor; Elisha left his lucrative mechanized farming and became a servant to Elijah. He would run errands for him and take care of his master. The time came when God was prepared to take Elijah away; Elisha’s contemporaries began to make mockery of him that he would soon be like them, but Elisha was determined not to remain as an ordinary son of a prophet; but as someone spectacular. So he demanded for the double portion of the anointing of God upon his master. The bible records that Elisha was able to fulfil the condition set by Elijah and so received the double portion of his master’s anointing! The sons of prophet that thought Elisha was already stranded at the other side of Jordan bowed before him and called him ‘Master’ after he parted the Jordan River and walked through it on dry ground! (2 Kings 2: 1-15). In the year 2012, the Spirit of God says He will make us to achieve feats that are astounding; gain talents and skills that are staggering; and enjoy attainments of social grace, style and poise that are startling! By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
THE RCCG (WORLDWIDE) 2012 PROPHECY THEME: OUR YEAR OF NEW THINGS FOR INDIVIDUALS: 1. He said many considered to be absolutely barren will be fruitful. 2. He said family histories will be rewritten, including an end to premature death. 3. He said desperate prayers will get quick reply this year. 4. He said some will experience massive transfer of wealth from the wicked to the just. FOR NIGERIA: 1. God says He has surprises both for His own and for the enemies of the church. 2. He said before this year ends, it will be said of Nigeria; all is well that ends well. 3, He said we are to pray more for prominent Nigerians, so that those who see this year may see the next. INTERNATIONAL: 1. Daddy says there will be a lot of power transfer. 2. He said new phenomenon will startle scientists. 3. He said we are to pray against earth quakes of record magnitude, tsunamis of record proportion and massive hurricanes. if we pray they will be subdued. 4. The civil unrest that started last year, will begin to end this year. However, no matter what happens, 2012 is a Year of New Things. All is well. By Pastor Enoch Adeboye (Gen. Overseer RCCG Worldwide)
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN TRUST AND OBEY When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way! While we do His good will, He abides with us still, And with all who will trust and obey. Refrain Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies, But His smile quickly drives it away; Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear, Can abide while we trust and obey. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share, But our toil He doth richly repay; Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross, But is blessed if we trust and obey. But we never can prove the delights of His love Until all on the altar we lay; For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows, Are for them who will trust and obey. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet. Or we’ll walk by His side in the way. What He says we will do, where He sends we will go; Never fear, only trust and obey.
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FROM THE PULPIT
Our God is A Good God - By Minister Caroline Ndlovu
LEVATION is the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises. God has planned good destinies for us. Paul in Galatians 1:5 states that God separated him from his mother’s womb. Jer 1:4 also states that before he was formed, God knew him. Our God is a good God and He has good plans for our lives. In 1 Chro 1 :7 we find the account of Solomon. He was not the first born and his mother was not the principal wife but he was the one chosen by God to be the heir and not only that but God chose him to be the one who would build him a house of worship. God chose you for favour before you were born. Discover the purpose God has for you and indeed you will begin to operate in the divine elevation that God has for you. You need to discover the goodness of God and you will find this in his word .His names show his goodness; He is Jehovah Jireh, the good Sherperd. The all sufficient One . We are not here by accident of birth. Eph 1:4-5. When you realize this you will be positioning yourself for divine elevation. Since God has such a good plan for our lives, what is hindering us from operating at the capacity which God intended? Firstly because of sin .When you are transgressing the law of God you are not positioning yourself to be a candidate of Divine elevation. Secondly because some people have allowed themselves to be manipulated by the deceiver to abort their own destinies. There are people who employ evil forces to achieve certain ends. When you use physical methods to deal with spiritual problems, it hinders you from being divinely elevated. How do you become a candidate for divine elevation ? You must be born again and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life. You must denounce every covenant that you might have entered into ignorantly .If you have used objects for bathing, or been made to throw things in the river, you need to renounce all these. You need to start exercising faith in God the Almighty as He has said in his word that He is the God of all flesh and nothing is too difficult for him. Renew your mind constantly with the Word of God and His promises. There is power in the Word of God .The words spoken into the spiritual atmosphere, they achieve a purpose. God has said in his word that no weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against you, you shall condemn. You need to open your mouth and denounce every negative word spoken against you. Mark 11vs 23. PRAYER POINTS Father remove every hindrance standing against me for divine elevation. Father I renounce every covenant that I have made or that has been made on my behalf that does not honour you. Every plant in my life that God has not planted let it be uprooted by fire. Father I renounce every word that has been spoken against my destiny. in Jesus Name. Father send me help from unusual sources in Jesus Name so that I can be divinely elevated in Jesus Name. Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Minister Caroline Ndlovu at Everlasting Father’s Arena, York on November 4, 2012
INVITATION TO WORKER’S CADRE If you are willing to serve within the Church in any capacity or you know how to play any musical instrument, please see the Pastor. NEW HERE TODAY? You are welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We really appreciate your presence. May the Lord visit and bless you.
WELCOME TO CHURCH 11TH NOVEMBER 2012
MINISTERING MINISTER VICTOR OLAJUBU
SINGLES HERALD Please note that MARRIAGE COUNSELLING is available for those in courtships; as well as for those that have the leading to initiate a lifelong relationship. Ask the Pastor for guidance.
CHURCH WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
CELEBRATION SERVICE WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15 - 13:00PM HOUSE FELLOWSHIP 5:30PM - 6:30pm DIGGING DEEP - 6:30pm - 8:30PM INVITATION TO BANQUET (2nd & 4th Sat) 3:00PM DRAMA MEETING - 5PM CHOIR MEETING - 4.30PM (Every Saturday) SINGLES’ MEETING (1st & 3rd Sat.) - 3PM
CHURCH MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
Celebration of Life Service: 1st Sunday of the month Anointing Service:- Last Sundays of the month Holy Communion:- Last Wednesday of the month Women Fellowship - 3rd Saturday - 1.00PM Men Fellowship - Last Friday - Bimonthly - 6.30PM NIGHT VIGIL FIRST Friday of the month (10PM - 1AM) VENUE:LAND OF MERCY, 15-17 WALTER STREET, LEEDS
We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occured last month. . Some of them are: Brother Robinson Amuzie; Brother Chris Asaba; Sister Ejila Makangu; Sister Tracy Becker; Master Timothy Obafaiye; Miss Morayo Banks-Alonge; Miss Alero Boyo; Miss Vanesa Sumah; Master Samuel Adelugba; Miss Somi Dirisu; Miss Ukuhor; Mr Tosanbami Ogholaja; Sister Oseyemi Oluwatuyi; Brother Samuel Dahunsi; Sister Rufinah Sumah; Brother Daniel Makwa; Mummy Funmilola Ogunyinka; Minister Victor Olajubu; Sister Modupe Ogunlewe and Sister Janet Egunbambi. May God be gracious to you all; bless you and make His face to shine upon you all in Jesus name.
Pastors Samuel & Anthonia OBAFAIYE
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