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I Will Visit You For Good By Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE

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HE Lord is saying that which He will do in your life will cause the ears of men to tingle in Jesus name. He says He will make someone here laugh and everyone that hears you laugh will laugh with you in Jesus name. Proverbs 102:13 says 'Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion, for the time to favour her, yea the set time is come”. The theme of the month of January is Glorious reforms as spoken by God, through His Prophet and the theme of the year 2014 is New Beginnings. The Bible says in Psalm 62:11 once has God spoken and twice have we heard that all power belongs to God. From this scripture we know that God does not have to repeat Himself, but if He does it is because He loves us too much and he wants to emphasise what He has spoken. Glorious reforms and New Beginnings are alike. The word reform means to improve by alteration, correction of error or removal of defects, put into a better form or condition or to restore to a former good state, When we say Glorious reforms, then it means God Himself will be the one to alter, correct, remove the defects or put into better form or condition that which needs reforming in every area of our lives and in His church in Jesus name. Malachi 3:6 'For I am The Lord, I change not, the Bible says in Hebrews 13:8 He remaineth the same yesterday, today and forever, He is the only one that has the power to reform us in every area of our lives that we need His glorious touch. Our challenges cannot change God but He is the only one that can turn our challenges to testimonies. He is saying that in this month of January and beyond, He will visit us for good in Jesus name. Brethren if you believe it then let your Amen sound like thunder. In the Book of Luke 1:5-20 the Bible introduced a man to us, Zaharias a Priest of the Living God, he and his RCCG EFA LEEDS HOUSE FELLOWSHIP CENTRES wife were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of The Lord Ls1, LS2, LS7 & LS8 blameless. Flat 147, 20-20 House, The Bible said they had no child because Elisabeth his Skinner lane wife was barren (Brethren that is an error for the Bible LS7 1BE makes me to understand in the BK of Exodus. 23:26 (Ajayi’s Residence) that none shall be barren in the land). A day came, a day like no other day came, on that day Ls3, LS4, LS5, Ls6, it was Zachariah's lot to burn incense before The Lord in Ls12, LS13 & LS16 his temple. It was Zacharias day of favour and mercy, 15 – 17 Walter Street, a day that Jehovah the Miracle Worker decided to visit Off Kirkstall Road, Zacharias and his wife like He had never done before Leeds, Ls4 2BB for the root of barrenness to be uprooted in their lives, (Church Premises) for the Bible says in Matt.15:13 every tree that my LS10 & LS11 Father has not planted shall be cut down. He visited 1 Murray View, them for Glorious reforms, just like He has decided to Middleton, visit you and I today, let somebody shout Alleluia. Leeds, LS10 4GD Angel Gabriel, the ministering angel sent by God on this (The Iduozes Residence) errand said to Zacharias, fear not, for thy prayer is YORK ROAD heard, and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and 98 Cartwell Drive thou shalt call his name John. LS15 0PD. May The Good Lord hear and answer someone's prayer (The Adunmade’s and petition in the name that is above all names Jesus. BRADFORD Flat 9, Thirkhill Court, Ripley Street, West Bowling, Bradford BD5 7TY

Excerpt of a sermon delivered by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE, on January 19th 2014. To read/download the full text please visit http://rccgleeds.org.uk/i-willvisit-you-for-good/

Are You A Soul Winner For Christ?

Tell Your Friends, Neighbours, Colleagues etc About Jesus Lead Them To Meet With The Great Saviour The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Pro 11:30. Be Part of this Soul Winning Project and Enjoy The Benefits of Working For Christ. For Evangelism materials please see the Pastor. GOD BLESS YOU.

Workers’ Trg, Teens & Children Sunday School - 09:40am Adult Sunday School - 10:15 am Call To Worship - 11:00AM Praise & Worship Liberty Prayers Special Number Message Offering Announcements Tithes Closing Prayers & Benediction - 13:00pm

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

O JESUS, I HAVE PROMISED O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend; I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side, Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide. O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near; I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear; My foes are ever near me, around me and within; But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin. O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still, Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will. O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control; O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul. O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be. And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend

RCCG EFA LEEDS JANUARY THEME - GLORIOUS REFORMS

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LORIOUS can be defined as something that has or is worthy of bringing fame or admiration; or something that has a striking beauty or splendour. While reform is to make changes in something (especially an institution or practise) in order to improve it. Whenever an improvement leads to fame and admiration; beauty or splendour, it could be said to be a glorious reform. King Asa is one of the kings in Judah that God used to bring glorious reforms to the land. In his time, he took away altars of strange gods, removed their high places, cut down their grooves and destroy their images. He also commanded the people to seek God and obeyed His laws. During his time the land of Judah was quiet, he built fenced cities and prospered. He was also able to raise about 500,000 well equipped Army. The Lord gave him rest for the reformations to take place (2 Chro. 14:1-8). Whatever our God does is glorious (I Tim. 4:4). However God can choose to refine His work whenever He wants (Isaiah 65:17). In this month of January and beyond, God wants us to embark on what will be glorious reforms and He will effect His own. He wants us to do away with anything that is competing with His worship and as such focus more on Him. He wants us to seek and obey Him the more. As we do these, He promised that He will help us to build ‘fortified cities’, He will make us to experience quietness and enjoy rest. He will also prosper us greatly. May all these be our portion as we enter 2014 in Jesus name. Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

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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

Ingredients for Great Strides By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE

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TRIDES can be defined as taking long steps; making great progress; making great advancements; attaining a steady level of competence; or maintaining a steady effective pace. When strides is said to be great, it means that an alarming progress is made; a shocking advancement is achieved or an amazing pace has been set. All these will come your way in Jesus name. In conventional warfare, there are four possible positions to adopt: advance; attack; defence and withdrawal. It seems to me that the best and desirable among the four is advance. This is because the other three positions can induce certain degree of loss; but loss is eradicated in advancing. Some enemies may just hear that you are coming and flee. May that be your portion in Jesus name. Within the military, there are tactics and field crafts that soldiers must learn in order to advance safely in battle terrain. For any army to have great strides, they must teach and master these tactics. We Christians are soldiers of Christ and we are in constant battle with spiritual powers (Ephesians 6:10-18). At other times, the devil may use mankind to persecute and trouble us because of our professed faith, so that we might fail or fall. We therefore need biblical tactics and field crafts to advance in the terrain of life; mount offensive attacks on the enemy; so as to not put ourselves in the difficult position of defence; and never face the humiliation of withdrawal. Nehemiah was a good example of a soldier of God worthy of emulation as he achieved great strides. He was able to build a huge wall round the city of Jerusalem as well as erecting gates at the entrances in barely 52 days! With all the technologies of modern times, it will still be a difficult task to do so in our world of today, talk less of the circumstances and prevailing conditions in which the task was done. About 600 years before Christ, Jerusalem was destroyed and the people taken as captives to WEEKLY ACTIVITIES Babylon. After 50 years in exile, some people SUNDAYS retuned to rebuild the temple. After another 70 years, some returned to build the city. 13 years after ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15 that, Nehemiah got to find out that the situation of CELEBRATION SERVICE: the returnees was bad, the walls still broken and 11:00AM - 1:00PM gates destroyed. Nehemiah then employed some tactics and HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: demonstrated certain qualities which are very BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm useful to achieving great strides in life: WEDNESDAYS 1. Compassion for the afflicted; passion to make a DIGGING DEEP: difference (Neh. 1:1-4a). Even though, he was 6:30PM - 8:30PM enjoying in the king palace. Without compassion SATURDAYS for souls and passion to solution to problems, one EVANGELISM (4th Saturday) cannot achieve great strides in life. 3:00PM 2. Sought the face of God to know what to do (Neh. 1:4b). The will of God is important to achieve a DRAMA MEETING: 5PM CHOIR MEETING;great feat in life. 5:00PM 3. Generational cleansing. The need to go to our SINGLES MEETING:root and be cleansed from unrighteousness that (3rd Sat) - 3PM might hinder our strides (Neh. 1:5-7). MONTHLY ACTIVITIES 4. Bring before The Lord His promises and Celebration Service:covenants regarding His plan for you (Neh. 1:8-10). 5. Prayerfully involve those connected to the stride 1st Sunday of the Month. Anointing Service:intended (Neh. 1:11). King Artaxerxes permission was Last Sunday of the Month. needed. It took four months of waiting on God to Holy Communion:get a breakthrough (Dec-April); he didn't rush Last Wednesday of the Month. ahead of God. Women Fellowship:Excerpts of a sermon by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE on January 19th 2014 at RCCG Everlasting Father ’s Arena, York. To read/download the full sermon, please visithttp://rccgefayork.org.uk/some-specificingredients-for-great-strides/

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You are welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We really appreciate your presence. May the Lord visit and bless you. Please wait behind after the service so the Pastor can pray with you. We hope to see you again.

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SINGLES’ HERALD Please note that MARRIAGE COUNSELLING is available for those in courtships; as well as for those that have the leading to initiate a lifelong relationship. Ask the Pastor for guidance.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP All men are encouraged to join this fellowship. The aim of the fellowship is to connect man with God, obey His Word and be productive in daily pursuits and family life. Please see the Head of the Fellowship to register or email your details to: menfellowship@rccgleeds.org.uk

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Father’s Assembly ISSUE 4 | 26th JANUARY 2014

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Just like the Men’s Fellowship, the aim is to connect women to God,live daily by His Words and also influence the society positively in all that they do. All women are expected to belong to this fellowship. Please see the HOD or email your details to womenfellowship@rccgleeds.org.uk JOIN THE WORKERS’ CADRE If you are willing to serve within the Church in any capacity or you know how to play any musical instrument, please see the Pastor.

WORKERS’ IN TRAINING SESSIONS Packaged to equip believers for service unto God and the edification of the body of Christ. Please see the Pastor to register.

Congratulations!!! We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occurred in December 2013. Some of them are: Miss Samantha Obafaiye; Mum Babafunke Adegbola; Mum Olabisi Oluyide; Bro James Ailemen; Sis Nzoamaka Offia; Sis Chenge Muninda; Bro Ejike Ogbunuafor; Bro Adewale Samuel; Bro O'Brien Alaribe; Sis Oseigbowa Imonikhe; Mum Adedoja Bakare; Sis Anika Ajayi; Dr Emeka Aguiyi; Sis Gloria Ordu; Sis Precious Njobuenwu; Bro Ola Idowu; Bro Richard Oseme; Bro John Nwobu; Sis Mi Tian; Bro Ezekiel Ezukanma and Mum Sylvia Sawage.

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May God be gracious to you all; bless you and make His face to shine upon you all in Jesus name.

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