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Let Us Arise And Build By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE EFORMATION is closely linked to rebuilding. Building is not an easy task (An example is the country Brazil as they prepare to host the World Cup). Even so, rebuilding is even more difficult (Japan after the Tsunami). It takes brain storming; time; energy; money; patience; etc to build. To rebuild takes double the resources and effort. As you would need to demolish certain places and clear out debris, before erecting structure that will conform to existing ones. Very challenging! The bible however says wherever there is a believing, there shall be a performance (Luke 1:45). Another says that if we are willing and obedient, we will enjoy the fruit of promise (Proverb 1:19). I have a very strong conviction that 2014 will be our best year yet. I don't know how. The Inner Witness keep whispering to me that 2014 will be an outstanding year for us in this Assembly. Of a certain though is that God told me earlier this month that in 2014 He will work for us. That gave me a glimpse of what to expect. He said we should just be willing and available. Just like He told Judah under Jehoshaphat, "Go out against them... Ye shall not need to fight in this battle... Set yourself... Stand still and see the salvation of The Lord... HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED? In this year 2014, we are only to 'put our (1) PRAY FOR US & THE WORK hands on the plough' and not look back, (2) DONATE TO THE WORK/PAY YOUR TITHE God says, the work will be done by (3) VOLUNTEER FOR THE WORK Himself. What we require essentially is the (4) TELL PEOPLE ABOUT US & BRING THEM mind to rebuild and zealous spirit. Nehemiah was used by God to rebuild the walls and gate of Jerusalem. I can say that it can only be by the help of God alone that such a task was undertaken and finished in 52 days! What the people brought on board was a willing and readiness of heart (Neh. 4:6). Other versions: Commitment, enthusiasm, RCCG EFA LEEDS determination, motivation, excitement, a heart to HOUSE FELLOWSHIP CENTRES work. This is the last Sunday of this first month of the year 2014, Ls1, LS2, LS7 & LS8 Flat 147, 20-20 House, God says He is about to start extraordinary things with Skinner lane us, but are we ready? LS7 1BE When Nehemiah was to go and rebuild the wall and (Ajayi’s Residence) gate, he obtained 3 Ps from the king: Permission; Protection; Provision (Neh. 2:6-9). Ls3, LS4, LS5, Ls6, God says we have all it takes from Him to rebuild and Ls12, LS13 & LS16 be fortified. We have His permission, His protection, and 15 – 17 Walter Street, His provision to prosper this year. What is left is are we Off Kirkstall Road, ready to proceed as Nehemiah did? Leeds, Ls4 2BB Different families, clans and tribes built different (Church Premises) segments of the wall and different gates. The walls were later joined together and job completed. As individuals LS10 & LS11 and families, what will you do in the rebuilding work 1 Murray View, that God has just began with us this month? Will you Middleton, help with the 'walls' or the 'gates'? Or will you fold your Leeds, LS10 4GD hands? (The Iduozes Residence) Henry Ford, the late great industrialist (whose YORK ROAD company was worth $188 billion in 2008) says, "Coming 98 Cartwell Drive together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. LS15 0PD. Thinking together is unity. Working together is success. (The Adunmade’s Where do you come in? Which level are you operating BRADFORD with us? Flat 9, Thirkhill Court, Further still, our Lord Jesus makes us to know that in the Ripley Street, world we live, there are only two classes of people: The West Bowling, Builders and The Destroyers (Mt. 12:30). The question Bradford BD5 7TY again is, which one do you and I belong?
Excerpt of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE, on January 26h 2014. To read/download the full text please visit http://rccgleeds.org.uk/let-us-arise-andbuild/
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THE GREAT PHYSICIAN NOW IS NEAR The great Physician now is near, The sympathizing Jesus; He speaks the drooping heart to cheer, Oh! hear the voice of Jesus. Sweetest note in seraph song, Sweetest Name on mortal tongue; Sweetest carol ever sung, Jesus, blessed Jesus. Your many sins are all forgiv’n, Oh! hear the voice of Jesus; Go on your way in peace to Heav’n, And wear a crown with Jesus. All glory to the risen Lamb! I now believe in Jesus; I love the blessed Savior’s Name, I love the Name of Jesus.. His Name dispels my guilt and fear, No other name but Jesus; Oh! how my soul delights to hear The charming Name of Jesus.
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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
How To Move Out of the Cave
By Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA
AVE is described as a hollow or natural passage under the earth. Cave can be used as a storage cellar under the building. Cave is a not conducive dwelling for a man. For examples, rats may be found in caves and the rest of that, but when a man begins to live in the cave, that is considered to be a serious problem, and this would be tantamount to bondage. If any man is in this situation, they need to plan their exit route. They need to relocate and climb out by God’s divine power. You will not dwell in the cave in Jesus name. Some people may have been dwelling at the same spot for years, settled for the lowest of jobs, and possibly allowed themselves to become complacent, some may not have thought, how they ended up there. God wants to use this message to provoke your thoughts, and He will move you out in Jesus name. A well known author named John Maxwell said “It’s true that you can not begin the success journey until you know where you want to go. But you also can’t be successful until you know where you are starting. Both pieces of information are necessary to make the trip” Our case study today is Gideon in the Judges 6 & 7. The Lord will use this message to prepare us to move out of every cave and stagnancy in Jesus name. The background to this story was that, after Joshua led the Israelites to occupy the Promised Land, they continued in obedience, but following his death, they rebelled and turned away from the Lord. In Judges 6: 1-3, And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hands of Midianites for seven years. And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, The importance of this passage is that, the Israelites were subjected to serious hold up in the cave as a result of their sinful way. Everything was shut off; they feared the Midianites, even though the Midianites were not up to them in number by any standard, yet, they were confined to the cave. God was prepared to rescue them from the cave; and he reached out to Gideon for this WEEKLY ACTIVITIES purpose. For your rescue mission to commence out of the cave, SUNDAYS you must: ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: Embrace the challenge - Your background does not 10:15 matter to God. You do not have to be popular to CELEBRATION SERVICE: embrace challenge for promotion. Your financial 11:00AM - 1:00PM status does not matter to God. Gideon was raised to lead the Israelites out of this bondage. He gave HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: excuses. He talked about not being the most BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm WEDNESDAYS qualified person to be used of God. He states, he was the least in his father’s house, and his family was poor DIGGING DEEP: in Manasseh. Gideon was threshing wheat in a 6:30PM - 8:30PM winepress. Your winepress and the job you have now SATURDAYS could be your best satisfaction; God wants you to step EVANGELISM (4th Saturday) out in faith. Normally, wheat is threshed in an open 3:00PM area, but because of condition, Gideon was practising DRAMA MEETING: 5PM this trade in the hiding below the cave. Winepress is a CHOIR MEETING;small area where people press the wheat – You are 5:00PM MEETING:bigger than that, start to step out, embrace the SINGLES (3rd Sat) - 3PM commission, prepare for the take off, and fulfil MONTHLY ACTIVITIES destiny. Learn how to cry unto the Lord always: It is not Celebration Service:possible to walk or move without God. For 7 years, 1st Sunday of the Month. Anointing Service:their accommodation was within the cave, until one Last Sunday of the Month. day in Judges 6: 6, when the children of Israel prayed Holy Communion:and cried unto the Lord. The scripture states the Lord Last Wednesday of the Month. Women Fellowship:sent a Prophet. Excerpts of a sermon by Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA on January 26th 2014 at RCCG E v e r l a s t i n g F a t h e r ’s A r e n a , Yo r k . To read/download the full sermon, please visithttp://rccgefayork.org.uk/how-to-move-out-ofthe-cave/
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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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February 2, 2014 RCCG Everlasting Father's Assembly, Leeds Service bulletin