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Obeying God At Any Cost
By Prophet Raymond ABBAN
FFERINGS and Sacrifices is God’s way of blessing his children and nobody is coerced to do it. It is good to give willingly and not be disgruntled because there is no blessing in giving grudgingly. Isaiah 1: 19-20 “If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land but if you refuse to listen and rebel against me, your enemies will destroy you” says the Lord. The first step to a fruitful life and a breakthrough is Obedience. There was a testimony by Daddy G.O “ He went for a special service to preach and he prayed to God saying “ whatever happens at the service I would say thank you. After the service everyone was saying how powerful it was but Daddy had forgotten to say Thank you to God, while he was getting into the car the person closing the door slammed the car door on his hand and he asked God why he had to suffer that much pain after a wonderful service. God reminded him of what he was supposed to do. Right on his way to the elevator He thanked God and the pain left”. The problem with the church is most of us serve God because we need God only few people serve God because they love God, we should be able to serve God for the love we have for Him irrespective of our needs. We blame people for our misfortunes but we have to acknowledge that only God has the power to help us. Obeying God is the key to our success. An example is the story of Abraham in Genesis; God shows up at the door step of this man and told him to leave his father’s house and go to where He would show him. The life of Abraham is an example of someone who obeyed God’s instructions to the point of losing the trust of his wife and son for a greater glory with God. Abraham actually gave up the Isaac in his life to obey God. Most often we find it difficult to give up the Isaac in our lives but we want to share in the blessings of Abraham. We put our work, our selfish interest first before God; these represent Isaac in our lives. Moreover, to obey God, you don’t have to understand Him, you just have to obey. If we all have to understand God before obeying Him, RCCG EFA LEEDS we would not be where we are today. God has plans for HOUSE FELLOWSHIP CENTRES us, but He doesn’t give us the itinerary up front and that is where our faith and blessing lies. When you obey God, Ls1, LS2, LS7 & LS8 you do not have to get to your destination in order to Flat 147, 20-20 House, receive your blessing, God blesses you while you are on Skinner lane the journey. Abraham already became blessed with his LS7 1BE cousin Lot as they journeyed to Canaan. Note that God (Ajayi’s Residence) is not an Airline that gives you your flight and connection details up front. He wants you to believe Ls3, LS4, LS5, Ls6, Him through the journey, if He gives you an itinerary Ls12, LS13 & LS16 15 – 17 Walter Street, then you don’t need Him anymore. I used to believe Off Kirkstall Road, that man can help me, but I understood not too long Leeds, Ls4 2BB ago that the people I think have the power to help me (Church Premises) they themselves require help from somebody else, which means everyone of us need help, but how do we LS10 & LS11 get to the place that the help we need will come to us? 1 Murray View, It’s only when we can obey God. Middleton, When I graduated from University and decided to Leeds, LS10 4GD become a Pastor, my Uncle told my father that “Is there is no other job this boy can do than become a YORK ROAD Pastor after having a degree, what he said made sense 98 Cartwell Drive to my father and probably made sense to me, but I just LS15 0PD. (The Adunmade’s understood that all I need to do was obey God. I tell you today. BRADFORD Flat 9, Thirkhill Court, Ripley Street, West Bowling, Bradford BD5 7TY
Excerpt of a sermon delivered by Prophet Raymond Abban, on February 9th, 2014. To read/download the full text please visit http://rccgleeds.org.uk/obeyinggod-at-any-cost/
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GOD IS HERE, AND THAT TO BLESS US
God is here, and that to bless us With the Spirit’s quick’ning power; See, the cloud already bending, Waits to drop the grateful shower. Refrain Let it come, O Lord, we pray Thee, Let the shower of blessing fall; We are waiting, we are waiting, Oh, revive the hearts of all. God is here! we feel His presence In this consecrated place; But we need the soul refreshing Of His free, unbounded grace. Refrain
God is here! oh, then, believing, Bring to Him our one desire, That His love may now be kindled, Till its flame each heart inspire. Refrain Savior, grant the prayer we offer, While in simple faith we bow, From the windows of Thy mercy Pour us out a blessing now. Refrain
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RCCG EFA LEEDS FEBRUARY THEME - SUPERNATURAL DAYBREAK
AYBREAK is a combination of two words: Day and Break. Day could be defined as a period of 24 hours usually beginning and ending with midnight; it could be a part of the 24 hours when it is light (sunrise and sunset); or it could be the part of the 24 hours period when somebody is working or active. Break on the other hand could be defined as separating something into pieces suddenly or violently. Supernatural daybreak will be a spiritual process whereby the active or working part of a body just began, emerged or appeared, in such that the whole essence of that body is transformed. Jacob was born to be very great in life, he however liked to cheat on people, something he began to demonstrate from the womb. God however decided to have mercy on him. All the years he had lived with his parents and uncle, within those years are thousands of nights and daybreaks. One daybreak however stood out for Jacob, it was a Supernatural one. In Gen. 32:22-29, Jacob was going back to Canaan - the Promised Land, but he had great fear and apprehension that his brother will do him a great harm. God however presented him with an opportunity from Heaven for a 'destiny makeover' on the way. At a daybreak, he had a sudden transformation. His name was changed from Jacob to Israel. From 'Surplanter' to 'God rules' or 'Prince of God'! In this month of February, God will grant us Supernatural Daybreak. Our 'night' will change to 'day'. The essential working or active part of us will be ignited suddenly. God will effect with us a 'destiny makeover'. As we journey in this 2014, our name will be changed from 'little achievers' to 'higher achievers' in Jesus name. 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)
FROM RCCG EFA YORK
Your Joy Cannot Be Taken From You
By Dr Abayomi Sanusi
here is an old spiritual that triumphantly declares ‘This joy that I have, the world didn’t give it to me and cannot take it away’. There is deep spiritual understanding behind that affirmation. Joy is better experienced than explained, and can be difficult to translate. It is an outwardly expressed feeling of pleasure and delight. Many English language dictionaries refer to a joy in the light of its derivation from a Latin based French word that refers back to WEEKLY ACTIVITIES the act of rejoicing! Several languages display similar SUNDAYS weaknesses in adequately representing joy. Perhaps for this reason there are usually several closely related ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: yet different and unique words to describe joy. I 10:15 conclude from observing the literal meaning of these CELEBRATION SERVICE: words that joy must be a combination of three things: 11:00AM - 1:00PM Peace of mind, Calmness of spirit, and Contentment of HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: soul. BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm Being spiritual beings resident in a physical world, it is WEDNESDAYS extremely easy and convenient to confuse happiness for joy. So much so that in today’s English language we DIGGING DEEP: just lazily fail to distinguish often use the expression 6:30PM - 8:30PM SATURDAYS “Joy and Happiness”. They are profoundly different. Watching your favourite football team win a world EVANGELISM (4th Saturday) cup, deriving a desired achievement, or similar things 3:00PM also give pleasure and delight but have no impact on DRAMA MEETING: 5PM peace of mind, calmness of spirit or contentment of CHOIR MEETING;soul. We manage to shed ‘tears of joy’, and not of 5:00PM SINGLES MEETING:happiness! (3rd Sat) - 3PM Jesus spoke to his disciples of things about to happen to MONTHLY ACTIVITIES him: His death, resurrection, and the consequences for His followers. He stressed that He shall no longer need Celebration Service:to speak to them in parables, but openly. He declared 1st Sunday of the Month. that ‘your joy no man taketh from you’. John 16.19-24 Anointing Service:Sunday of the Month. We need to understand that regardless of what Last Holy Communion:happens in this earth to us as Christians, nothing can Last Wednesday of the Month. take our joy away. Women Fellowship:Here are examples of joyful situations. 3rd Saturday - 1:00pm The bible describes a kind of peace that passes all Men Fellowship:understanding, the peace of God, which is able to Bimontghly - 6:30pm keep the christian’s heart and mind. This can only be NIGHT VIGIL achieved through Jesus Christ. In fact Paul described 1ST FRIDAY (10PM -1AM) the saints at Philippi as his ‘joy and crown’, encouraging them to stand fast in the Lord. That calmness of spirit and contentment in knowing the interest, work and power of God in the saints’ lives is characteristic of joy. Phil 4.1,6-7. We get a glimpse of joy in Jesus’s parable of the lost sheep, and the description of rejoicing that happens in heaven when a soul is saved. There is no material quantification of the joy and rejoicing experienced from seeing an offspring doing well in life. Another example is the rejoicing when a miracle is performed, an achievement is realized, the grace and mercy of God have been displayed, or the emergence of another Christian testimony. Joy has some unique characteristics. Joy can be lost! The source of true joy is our Lord even when this is not very obvious to some people (Eccl 2.26a) & James WATCH OUR CHANNEL 1.17. It is possible to rejoice wrongly, incorrectly and sinfully. James 4.13-17. Joy can be temporary Job 20.4-5. Throughout the ages innumerable people have used diverse ways to seek happiness to try and achieve joy. Excerpts of a sermon by Dr. Abayomi SANUSI at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York To read/download the full sermon, please visithttp://rccgefayork.org.uk/your-joy-cannot-be-takenfrom-you/
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Congratulations!!! We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occurred in January 2014. Some of them are: Brother Tobi Akintokun; Brother Kweku Antwi; Sister Tope Babalola; Brother Emmanuel Tetteh; Bro Tokunbo Ogunsola; Bro Richard Akinduro; Sister Oluwakemi Idaodola; Brother Ukeme Okon; Brother Ayokanmi Olufori; Sister Anuoluwapo Onimole; Sister Adejoke Ige; Sister Oluchi Uwakwe; Brother Peter Pierre; Sister Modupe Daniel; Sister Beatrice William; Master Daniel Akintolu and Master Dolapo Owohunwa.
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