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When God Shows That He Is Permanently Awake

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HERE are kinds of sleep: dose, slumber, sleep, coma, death, etc. All these are natural phenomena. It is also possible for someone to experience any of these spiritually. Certain gods in history have also demonstrated these tendencies; it is only God that does nor slumber or sleep. Though sometimes God keeps quiet to test our faith when we pass through trials like the disciples on the Sea of Galilee, most times God always demonstrate to his children and their enemies that He is permanently awake. May God do so for you in Jesus name. Psalms 50: Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. May God shine in your life. May God come down for you. May God not keep silence about your case in Jesus name. In 2 Chro. 32:1-23, we read about Sennarcherib who was a king of Assyria, he reigned after his father in 705 BC. He was cruel ruler. His name actually means 'Bramble of destruction'. He destroyed every nation he came across. He first built a powerful and large army to which he used to overpower the region of Asia and Middle East. His reign was of terror. Several nations have fallen into his hands; the ten tribes of Israel have fallen into his hands; the cities of Judah were also overrun remaining Jerusalem. As nations under Assyria were rebelling after the father of Sennacherib died, against Isaiah advice, King Hezekiah made an QUOTE alliance with Egypt to rebel against Every power that is Assyria. Unfortunately, Assyria attacked comparing you with Egypt first. Then Hezekiah knew that something they have dealt Jerusalem was in for a tough war. It's with cruelly before will be either they surrender to Assyria or engage surprised by God in Jesus name. in a gruesome battle. As Jerusalem is by Pastor Sam. OBAFAIYE far outnumbered by Assyria. Invariably

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- By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye death was looking at them. Hezekiah tried to appease Sennacherib by giving him all the gold they have, he even stripped the gold from the temple, but Sennacherib was bent on attacking and destroying Jerusalem. Sennarcherib thought the God of Israel is similar to the gods of the nations he had destroyed. He also thought the Israelites had done away with their gods as Hezekiah cleansed the land of idols. How God demonstrated to him that He is forever awake! Just one angel destroyed his hosts. No physical fight had taken place, but he had suffered grave casualty already! May God arise and defend you as such in Jesus name. The army of Assyria surrounded Jerusalem walls. They built watchtower around the walls watching the inside of the City. They gathered stones and sands as heaps behind the gates that entered the city and so Jerusalem was locked in. After Hezekiah had found out that there is no other way out, he encouraged the people of Jerusalem to put their trust in God (2 Chro. 32:5-8). READ THE FULL VERSION OF THIS SERMON AT http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/sermons Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE on 26th May 2013.

THE RCCG (EVERLASTING FATHER’S ASSEMBLY) 2013 PROPHECY. THEME: OUR YEAR OF GOD’S REST Isaiah 65: 21-24, Isaiah 14:1-4

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WAS meditating recently to find out from God what will be our theme for 2013. There were UR God is very strong and there is none stronger than Him. Jesus declared in Mathew certain challenges I saw in 2012 that I was asking God to completely eradicate in the next. 28:18 that all powers in Heaven and Earth had been given to Him by His Father. God answered and said, "All covenanted ministries (whether individual or church) will hit major Whenever Jesus sees His disciples displaying such power to His glory, He is filled with storm in their 3rd year. If the ministry escapes that by grace, a greater storm will come against it in joy and accomplishment (Lk. 11:19). its 6th year. If the ministry equally escapes the double storm, it will then qualify for the blessings The bravery and strength of man is disappointing and useless (Isaiah 40:30). God however of the 7th year”. expects that we take courage in what He had done; what He is doing; and what He has promised For us in Everlasting Father's Assembly, there were storms that we went through at three years. to do. The anointing of God upon a life can do great To the glory of God, we escape them all. Also at six years, THE RCCG (WORLDWIDE) 2013 PROPHECY exploits; however, of great importance is the thank God for all the astounding accomplishments that courage one ought to show in God that we have enjoyed, we also escaped double storms. Glory bestows the anointing. God commanded be to God! FOR INDIVIDUALS: Moses to lay hands on Joshua by way of 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 transferring anointing upon his life (Num. brighter. 27:18-20). After Moses departure, God to the creation of the world. He said, ‘What did the bible 2. God says, He will speak peace to your storms repeatedly had to charge Joshua that what is says I did on the seventh day’? And I said that You rested left for him to do is to be strong and 3. Certain individuals have been stagnated for sometimes, the from Your labours. courageous (Jos. 1:6,7,9,18). reasons for your stagnation will become known, will be addressed So, God said "2013 is your year of My rest". Note that it is The twelve disciples of Jesus were anointed and will be eliminated, therefore progress will follow. the God's rest, not our kind of rest. The bible says that God while they were with Him. As Jesus walked 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 on the Sea one day, they though it was a FOR NIGERIA: sleep. Neither is it of folding of hands. It is a rest from ghost. Jesus assured them that it was Him. He 1. The prayers of some of you minimized death of prominent Nigerians last year, excessive labours and entering into excessive favours. asked them to take courage and later to come The seventh day was a time when God stopped creating don’t stop praying. to Him on water. Peter exercised that courage on this earth, but switched to watching over what He has 2. Before the middle of the year, many will say hope rising. a bit and walked on water! As the courage created. In 2013, God will help us to look after what He disappeared, he began to sink (Mt. 14:25-31). 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: God has impressed it upon my spirit to charge oversee machinery that will run itself. Every system that us this month that He had invested so great 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. power and anointing upon our lives, only if Grace will supersede haste. we would be strong and courageous in Him, 3. Weather conditions may get worse, much worst, unless prayers are intensified. There was a time when the Israelites were fighting we will as much ‘walk on water’ i.e. achieve 4. We should expect a major breakthrough in medicine this year. Canaan, the Israelites were outnumbered. So God began the impossible. May God fulfil this in us this 5. Nations who pass unholy laws will have a taste of divine fury. to use constellations to fight for them (Judges 5:20). God month and beyond in Jesus name. will assign hosts of heaven to work for us in 2013 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye Pastor Samuel Obafaiye By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye (Gen. Overseer RCCG Worldwide)

Year of Signs & Wonders

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HE bible says in Psalm 121:3-4, He will not allow your foot to slip; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep”. We should trust in the living God, for He alone is able to protect and preserve. His mercy endures forever. He cares for us day and night. Even when you are sleeping, He is watching over you. Psalm 4:8 says, “In peace will He lay me down and sleep; for you, Jehovah, alone make me dwell in safety”. I pray the Lord will not sleep over your case in Jesus name. Today’s text is taken from Genesis 37: 1-36. It is the story of Joseph and his brothers. God preserved the life of Joseph, even when the whole world thought it was over for him.  Joseph was a son born to his father in his old age. Of all his father’s sons, He was highly favoured, but his brothers hated him. I pray that all those people who hate you would be subdued in Jesus name.  Joseph was exposed to problem right from his youth. His father made him various coats with beautiful colours showing his special love for him – What more can a father offer his son. You will be preferred above your contemporaries in Jesus name. In verse 5, Joseph shared his dream with his family, which prompted his brothers to hate him more, and they plotted to kill his dream. There are enemies and evil people around you waiting for you to share your plan so they can thwart it. The Lord will preserve your dream from being thwarted in Jesus name. Your dream will not be aborted in Jesus name. Preserved from slavery to glory - In verse 7-9, Joseph’s brother felt insulted to the extent that they envied him. The envy and rage lead to him being sold for a token of twenty shekels of silver. But God is able to preserve the soul of the righteous person. Psalm 86:2 ‘Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee’. Joseph put his trust in the Lord, and rather than dwelling in slavery and poverty, the Lord preserved and promoted him. 1 Timothy 4:10 ‘For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe’. You may be going through a situation which is not your own fault; God is in your situation and, He will preserve your life in Jesus name. Delay is not a denial - Joseph’s brothers could only delay the fulfilment of his dream, but they had no power to stop God from completing what He was going to do in his life. In Genesis 41:37-46, Joseph became second in command to Pharaoh. The Lord is interested in your progress. He is not interested in those who are able to kill the body but not the soul. Your dreams shall not be aborted in Jesus name. It can only be God - Psalms 127:1, Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen would watch in vain. Thieves may enter and they would do away with all the valuables. But when God is in charge, all city keepers and watchmen would stand back and leave the gates opened, and no evil will be able to penetrate. Joseph’s was an example of God’s protection. When God took charge, the king sent for him to be released and, he was freed unto glory. Genesis 28: 15, Behold I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you. So shall it be for you in Jesus name. God is able to fulfill His plans - He can turn situations around. He can preserve you when the whole world thinks it is finished for you. Jabez was a man born to his mother in pain and, she named him sorrow. But, he cried unto the Lord and his situation was changed. Let us always look to God's for His help. In all the affairs and business of our families, we must depend upon Him to preserve our life. Be rest assured that the Lord can preserve you. Joseph went to jail, he returned, and got crowned a leader in a foreign land. So what else do you think God cannot do for you? Nothing is impossible for God to do. So do not worry about your future – Only put your trust in Him and you will experience His power in Jesus name. Matthew 7:25-34 Prayer Points O Lord, preserve my life and bless me in Jesus name. Every attack against my life is defeated in Jesus name.

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Some of them are: Sis Rashidat Samuel; Sister Adewunmi Odesola; Sister Judith Usiakwe; Sis Ogenechavwe Akoroda; Bro Nicholas Annor-Adjei; Sis Ngo Orubite; Sis Patricia Olanrewaju; Sis Yewande Akinfenwa; Bro Ayodotun Afolami; Sis Teju Ogunyinka; Sis Noro Gang; Sis Elizabeth Balogun; Sis Ovonomo Onocha; Sis Yetunde Adekunle; Sis Oyekinle Omotola; Sis Olubukola Ajayi, Mr Damilola Owohunwa, Sister Faith Alfa and Bro Bayo Ogunrotifa

Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Minister Aramide ADELUGBA on 26th May 2013 at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York.

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