Those Who Know Their God Shall Be Strong & Courageous
HE Theme of the month of June is Strong and Courageous as spoken by God through His Prophet, and I perceive in my spirit that God is saying to someone here today be strong and courageous for I am with you. Brethren I took the liberty to look up the meaning of the words strong and courageous. Strong means having the power to move heavy objects or perform other physically demanding tasks like Samson. But no one is stronger than our God, the One that sits in Heaven and doeth as He pleases. The word courageous means having courage, to be valiant and to be brave. It also means the quality of the mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger and pain. Brethren of our own accord we can do absolutely nothing but I rejoice at the word of God in the Book of Phil. 4:13 which says, ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me’. The Bible says in Zechariah. 4:6, ‘not by power, not by might but by the spirit of God’. True strength and courage comes from God, we can only have the strength and courage of God if we know him and most importantly if He knows you and I. The Bible makes us to understand in the Book of 2Tim. 2:19 ‘Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His, and let everyone that name the name of Christ depart from iniquity’. Knowing Him is confessing your sins and forsaking them and receiving Him into your life as Lord and personal saviour, when you receive Him into your life, you begin to walk with Him and work for Him. You begin to draw nearer and nearer to Him, closer and closer to Him, the more you do this, He draws nearer and closer to you and you become more pure like Him. You begin to live by His words, precepts and commandments. Knowing Him equates to a relationship with Him which becomes a way of life for you. Like Father like son, Like Father like daughter. You draw near to him in praise, worship, prayer, in reading, studying, meditating, and memorising His word, and above all putting His word into practice (obeying His word, very important). Knowing Him and He knowing you comes with His Presence, Psa. 16:11 'Thou wilt shew me the path of life, in thy presence is fullness of joy and at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore’. When you carry His presence, it comes with intimacy with Him. The Bible says in Isa. 40:28-31. So as you wait upon The Lord, He renews your strength, He
JUNE 2013 THEME:
Strong & Courageous
Text: Dan 11: 32
- By Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE
gives you courage to withstand whatever may come your way. Brethren the Bible says in Neh. 8:10 that, ‘the joy of The Lord is your strength’. Jesus is the only true Joy giver and it is through His Joy that we receive strength. In Acts 4:12 ' for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved'. Except the name of Jesus, John 14:6 He is the way, the truth and the life, no one can come to the Father except through Him. So if you want true Joy then come to Jesus and he will deliver you and give you His Joy and strength. Our own strength can get us nowhere, without Him we can do absolutely nothing. It is in Him we move, we live and have our being. No one can cause you to be strong and courageous unless God inputs it in you. Samson thought his strength was by Him when he said In Judges QUOTE 16:20 ' I will go out as at other The Lord will fight for you times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that and you will hold your peace in The Lord was departed from Jesus name. him.' Pastor (Mrs) OBAFAIYE May The Lord not depart from you and I in Jesus name. Our confidence and boldness are of Him, because He has never failed, can’t fail and will never fail, Our God is infallible; no one can match Him in all His Glory and Awesomeness. READ THE FULL VERSION OF THIS SERMON AT http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/sermons
Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE on 9th June 2013.
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 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 thought 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)
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- By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE
principal ingredient to success and victorious Christian life is courage demonstrated in the abiding presence of God and/or trust in His word. These are parameters that can guarantee our success as pilgrims on this Earth. In Judges 6: 11-16, 36-40, God intended to use Gideon to deliver the Israelites from the Midianites, but Gideon did not appear to have courage in God anymore. He was not only hiding in a winepress, he was questioning the abiding presence of God. As soon as he was able to ascertain the presence of God by a number of checks, he developed a good courage in God and enjoyed Divine victory in the end. - The oppression on Midianites came to an end. - The impoverishment of their land seized. - The panic in the life of the people ended. May the oppression of any ‘Midianite’ upon your life come to an end in Jesus name. May the impoverishments you may have suffered come to an end in Jesus name. May you never experience panic attacks any longer in Jesus mighty name. In Exodus 3:1-12; 4:1-17, God hand picked Moses to save the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. Moses however lacked the courage to embark on such a mission, so God had to work on his courage first before he was able to take up the assignment, he then became successful. - Years of domination and slavery came to an end. - Maltreatment from their taskmasters ended. - They became a terror to their captors. - They became beneficiaries of free wealth. I decree an end to years of domination and slavery you might have been through in Jesus name. May all the maltreatment you have been subjected to by life taskmasters come to an end today in Jesus name. May God turn you into terror against all your previous captors in the name of Jesus. May the wealth of all your adversaries be passed over to you in Jesus name. In 2 Chronicles 20:1-30, three nations came up against Judah to overrun them. The courage that Jehoshaphat showed paid off in those dangerous times. The Israelites went to battle with singing and God fought for them. - Their enemies slaughtered each other. - The evil alliance brought tremendous riches to Judah. - surrounding nations became afraid of Judah. - Judah enjoyed rest all the era of Jehoshaphat. I pray that your enemies will help to eliminate each other in Jesus name. May every evil alliance against you bring you good fortune. May the fear of you be upon nations around you. May you enjoy Divine rest for the rest of your years on Earth in Jesus name. Prayers 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Almighty Father, let your power be made perfect in my weakness. Almighty Father, let the boasting of your power always be on my lips. Almighty Father, let every insults, difficulties, hardships, and persecutions I go through in life make me stronger. Psalms 23:4 Almighty Father, let me never be afraid whenever I pass through what appears to be valley of the shadow of death. Psalms 27:14 Almighty Father, help me to be of good courage throughout my lifetime. Almighty Father, strengthen my heart as I wait on you. 2 Kings 7:8 Almighty Father, help me to exercise courage needed to prosper in life. READ THE FULL VERSION http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/sermons
Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE on 9th June 2013 at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York.
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