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Success and Victory Demand Courage - By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE

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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.

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- 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. Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye on June 9th, 2013 at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York. TO READ THE FULL VERSION, PLEASE VISIT http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/sermons

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 EST can be defined as peace, ease or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation certain challenges I saw in 2012 that I was asking God to completely eradicate in the next. of an activity. It can also be described as relief or freedom from disquiet or disturbance; God answered and said, "All covenanted ministries (whether individual or church) will hit major or as a mental or emotional tranquillity. storm in their 3rd year. If the ministry escapes that by grace, a greater storm will come against it in Still water can be a lake or a low gradient gently flowing river. They are easy to approach and its 6th year. If the ministry equally escapes the double storm, it will then qualify for the blessings easy to drink from by sheep. They are usually warm and therefore appealing to drink. Turbulent of the 7th year”. water on the other hand is scary, challenging and dangerous. The sheep will be afraid to drink For us in Everlasting Father's Assembly, there were storms that we went through at three years. because of the surging noise; the water might enter the nose of the sheep instead; and the current might sweep the feet of the sheep away. It is To the glory of God, we escape them all. Also at six years, THE RCCG (WORLDWIDE) 2013 PROPHECY the responsibility of a good shepherd to seek thank God for all the astounding accomplishments that a still water where his flock can drink. we have enjoyed, we also escaped double storms. Glory God promised the Israelites that He was be to God! FOR INDIVIDUALS: taking them to the Promised Land as He had 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 covenanted with Abraham. Forty years they brighter. roamed in the wilderness because of their to the creation of the world. He said, ‘What did the bible 2. God says, He will speak peace to your storms sins, and after which God fulfilled His says I did on the seventh day’? And I said that You rested promise. God used hornets (stinging insects, 3. Certain individuals have been stagnated for sometimes, the from Your labours. large wasps and bees) to chase the original reasons for your stagnation will become known, will be addressed So, God said "2013 is your year of My rest". Note that it is inhabitants of Canaan away, then the and will be eliminated, therefore progress will follow. the God's rest, not our kind of rest. The bible says that God Israelites moved into their lands; cities; vine 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 yards and olive yards (Joshua 24:11-13). So FOR NIGERIA: sleep. Neither is it of folding of hands. It is a rest from that throughout the reign of Joshua, the 1. The prayers of some of you minimized death of prominent Nigerians last year, excessive labours and entering into excessive favours. Israelites dwelt in peace as no nation was able The seventh day was a time when God stopped creating don’t stop praying. to disturb them. on this earth, but switched to watching over what He has 2. Before the middle of the year, many will say hope rising. In this month of July, God will make us to lie created. In 2013, God will help us to look after what He down beside ‘still waters’; He will bring us 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: into His covenanted blessings for our 7th oversee machinery that will run itself. Every system that year. He will use ‘hornets’ to chase out 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. occupiers of our Divine heritage. He will also Grace will supersede haste. make us to dwell in peace and calmness to the 3. Weather conditions may get worse, much worst, unless prayers are intensified. There was a time when the Israelites were fighting extent that no ‘nation’ will be able to disturb 4. We should expect a major breakthrough in medicine this year. Canaan, the Israelites were outnumbered. So God began us. May the zeal of the Lord of hosts watch 5. Nations who pass unholy laws will have a taste of divine fury. to use constellations to fight for them (Judges 5:20). God over these promises to fulfil them in Jesus will assign hosts of heaven to work for us in 2013 By Pastor Enoch Adeboye name. By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye (Gen. Overseer RCCG Worldwide)

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING

There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love; There shall be seasons refreshing, Sent from the Saviour above. Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need: Mercy drops round us are falling, But for the showers we plead. There shall be showers of blessing, Precious reviving again; Over the hills and the valleys, Sound of abundance of rain. There shall be showers of blessing; Send them upon us, O Lord; Grant to us now a refreshing, Come, and now honour Thy Word. There shall be showers of blessing: Oh, that today they might fall, Now as to God we’re confessing, Now as on Jesus we call! There shall be showers of blessing, If we but trust and obey; There shall be seasons refreshing, If we let God have His way.

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- By Minister Aderemi Adelugba

T is not a coincidence that, the shepherd of our soul is also the giver of life. He prospers us in all our endeavours. He is the one we should allow to have the full control of your life, so that rest

can come. This month of July is the month of rest by the still waters. The process of rest from struggle is not something any man can control. That is the reason why, it is still possible for a man to start life with terrible struggle, and yet, end his life with struggle, if God is not in their situation. The Lord will make you to cease from struggle in Jesus name. When a man has worked very hard, the end result of struggle should normally yield significantly positive outcomes. For example, some students would face difficulty in their studies, however, over time and, with God on their sides, most would end up coming out with flying colours, but some would fall by the way side. This is the reason why self confession of the promises of God for our life is important as in Ezekiel: 34:11-29. Ezekiel reiterated that the Lord is our shepherd. A shepherd is responsible for feeding his flocks, and keeping them intact, preventing them from being swallowed up by wolves. There can be no greater shepherd than God. Any shepherd, who is a wage earner, would fail you, and they would find it difficult to lead you to a place of rest. This is why God rebuked the shepherds of Israel through the prophecy given to Ezekiel in Ezekiel 34:1-2, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. If you rely on the earthily shepherd, they may not be there when you move from one pasture to the other. But the Lord our shepherd can help you in your journey of life. The reason why we are talking about shepherd is just because, human shepherd has failed us, and, God has decided to send His covenant of peace and rest unto us, and it would stand and be fulfilled in Jesus name. Ezekiel 34:26: He said I will make them and places around about my blessing, and I will cause the shower to come down. Therefore, the word of God for you today is that, you will continue to dwell in peace and in a safe place in Jesus name. When God is your shepherd, you will have peace, and your life would not be troubled, which means you will have rest on all sides. Shepherd does not take His eyes off his sheep: God kept the Israelites well. He was so jealous of them, even though they were sinners. He did not want them to be destroyed. An example of God as their shepherd was demonstrated many times. In Exodus 17:1-7, they were terribly thirsty, and there was no water to drink, God made water to come out of the rock, so that, the Israelites would not die in the wilderness. If there is any thirst or lack in your life, the Lord your shepherd would show up quickly for you, and you will not die in that problem in Jesus name. The shepherd would back you up when you listen to His instruction: When a shepherd gives instruction, the sheep should hear, and they must obey Him to prevent them from getting lost. When God gives you an instruction, He backs you up. In Exodus 17: 6 - And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. God backed Moses up and, was able to do the extraordinary. In Exodus 15:19-27, the bitter water turned into sweet water. The Lord used Moses so greatly that he took of the tree shown to him by God and the healing power went into the water and immediately, it turned it to sweet water. Brethren, anything that has taken away God’s sweetness and happiness from your life, the Lord will change your marah, and it shall become sweetness in Jesus name. The Shepherd specialises in fighting and winning all battles: Another important point is that, when the shepherd looks after you, He will fight and win your battle. So brethren why are we fighting the battles ourselves? READ THE FULL VERSION http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/sermons

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Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Minister Aderemi Adelugba on 14th July 2013 at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York.

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