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God’s SPECIAL Ones Text: 1 Peter 2:7-10
By Timothy OBAFAIYE
NTO you therefore which believe, He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: Which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. This bible passage is talking about 2 kinds of people: those that accepted God and those that rejected him. Verse 8 talks about what will happen to the people that have rejected God whilst verse 9 refers to the people who have accepted God. For those that have rejected God as their cornerstone or pillar of their life, the bible says they will stumble, make errors in life and eventually fail in life. I pray that we will not lose control of our lives and we will never be failures in Jesus name. For those that have accepted God; God said they are a chosen people; a royal priesthood; holy nation; peculiar people, that they will be able to show the marvellous light of God even amongst darkness and evil. Once they were ordinary people but God will make them RCCG EFA LEEDS extraordinary and make them to continually receive His HOUSE FELLOWSHIP CENTRES mercy. Ls1, LS2, LS7 & LS8 In the bible, there are lots of people who when they let God Flat 147, 20-20 House, into their lives became extraordinary people. Skinner lane In Genesis 12: 1-3 God told Abraham to leave his father’s LS7 1BE house to go to a land which God said He would show him. (Ajayi’s Residence) Abraham left in obedience and at the time he had no child, but God made him a father of the holy nation of Ls3, LS4, LS5, Ls6, Israel and a spiritual father to all Christians. Ls12, LS13 & LS16 David is another example of a person God promoted 15 – 17 Walter Street, extraordinarily. Off Kirkstall Road, In 1 Samuel 16:1-13, God told Samuel to go to the house of Leeds, Ls4 2BB Jesse to anoint the next king of Israel and God chose David (Church Premises) even though he was the youngest of his father's 8 sons. He was also a young shepherd boy about the age of 17 and LS10 & LS11 he was anointed to be king over the holy nation of Israel. 1 Murray View, Middleton, David was also deemed a man after God's own heart, he Leeds, LS10 4GD was a special possession of God. I pray that we will be special instruments in God's hands in Jesus name. YORK ROAD 98 Cartwell Drive Samuel became a royal priest in Israel even though he LS15 0PD. came from a low background. (The Adunmade’s In I Samuel 1:10-17, Hannah prayed to God to have a son but instead God gave her a high priest. God made Samuel BRADFORD such a peculiar person that every word he spoke came to Flat 9, Thirkhill Court, pass. He was also the person who anointed Saul and David Ripley Street, the two first kings of Israel. West Bowling, I Pray God will not ignore our prayers in Jesus name Bradford BD5 7TY In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus gave us a parable about a rich man who rejected God and a poor man called Lazarus who accepted God. The rich man didn't acknowledge God, he only enjoyed his life on earth and later find himself in hell. Lazarus on the other hand was very poor here on earth, accepted God and after he died he was carried to the bosom of father Abraham in Paradise. I pray we will never get carried away with the possessions we have on earth In Jesus name Message delivered by Timothy OBAFAIYE on the Children and Teens Day on March 9th, 2014. To read full version visit: http://rccgleeds.org.uk/gods-special-ones/
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IN CHRIST ALONE In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song; This cornerstone, this solid ground, Firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace, When fears are stilled, when strivings cease! My comforter, my all in all Here in the love of Christ I stand. In Christ alone, Who took on flesh, Fullness of God in helpless babe! This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones He came to save. Till on that cross as Jesus died, The wrath of God was satisfied; For ev'ry sin on Him was laid Here in the death of Christ I live. There in the ground His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain; Then bursting forth in glorious day, Up from the grave He rose again! And as He stands in victory, Sin's curse has lost its grip on me; For I am His and He is mine Bought with the precious blood of Christ. No guilt in life, no fear in death This is the pow'r of Christ in me; From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny. No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand; Till He returns or calls me home Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.
RCCG EFA LEEDS MARCH THEME - DIVINE SUNSHINE
UNSHINE can be defined as the sun's light or direct rays; the warmth and light given by the sun's rays; a spot or surface on which the sun's light shines; or something (as a person, condition, or influence) that radiates warmth, cheer, or happiness. Divine sunshine will therefore be the beaming of light and direct rays proceeding from God Himself which brings warmth, cheer or happiness. In Acts 12:1-12, the bible tells us that after King Herod had killed James, the brother of John, he arrested Peter with the intention to kill him also. Herod was of the view that if Peter who was very outspoken was put out the way, the Gospel will suffer a terrible setback. Somehow, it looked like the plan was working as there was no demonstration or public pressure to release Peter by the people. But the Church was praying for him ceaselessly. The night preceding his supposed execution, God demonstrated His power. The Divine sunshine from heaven beamed on Peter and his freedom was effected! The rays of light made his handcuffs to fall off; it deafens the ears of his captors; it made the armed guards and warders to sleep off; and made several iron gates to open voluntarily! In this month of March, God said He will beam His supernatural sunshine upon us. The rays of heaven will be concentrated on us. This will set open doors before us compulsorily, grant us shocking freedom and destabilise the Herods, Soldiers and Warders chasing after our destiny. Chains and fetters around any of us will be shattered and the ears of those monitoring us will be deafened to our progress as they embark on involuntary slumber 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
Favour Factor For Exceeding Great Rewards
By Revd. Osward Blankson Eduam
RETHREN for you to be rewarded exceedingly, you need the favour of God. The visitation to Abram by God confirms that, you don’t need everybody to favour you or to make it in life. You only need God. When you know God, you will meet the right people at the right time, and you will have that which God has prepared for you. In Genesis 15:1-7, The Lord visited Abram, and told WEEKLY ACTIVITIES him not be afraid, and, he encouraged him about SUNDAYS the plan and future he had for him. The Lord said, “I am your shield, and your exceeding great rewards”. ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: Genesis 15:1 - “After these things the word of the Lord 10:15 CELEBRATION SERVICE: came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, 11:00AM - 1:00PM Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward”. HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: Mercy is the divine force that brings your destiny to BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm you, while Favour supports and defends it. Grace is WEDNESDAYS the outcome of God’s released favour upon your life. DIGGING DEEP: Mercy of God makes you mighty and Grace makes 6:30PM - 8:30PM men great. You will be great in Jesus name. SATURDAYS Brethren, favour is the principal determinant of EVANGELISM (4th Saturday) every man’s future, and nothing can compare to the 3:00PM favour of God. It was the favour of God that made DRAMA MEETING: 5PM the Egyptians to release their wealth of silver, gold CHOIR MEETING;and expensive clothing to the Israelites when they 5:00PM SINGLES MEETING:were about to leave. Exodus 12:36 – “And the Lord had given the people (3rd Sat) - 3PM MONTHLY ACTIVITIES favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested”. Celebration Service:Every destiny is favour limited: If there is anything 1st Sunday of the Month. you desire so much as a Christian, that thing should Anointing Service:Last Sunday of the Month. be favour. Communion:In Psalm 44:1-3, We have heard with our ears, O God, Holy Last Wednesday of the Month. our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in Women Fellowship:their days, in the times of old. 2 How thou didst drive 3rd Saturday - 1:00pm out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; Men Fellowship:how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. Bimontghly - 6:30pm 3 For they got not the land in possession by their own NIGHT VIGIL sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy 1ST FRIDAY (10PM -1AM) right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them. In this case, we could see that, the whole generation of Israelites were prepared to tell everyone of how they were delivered. It happened because of favour, their destiny was established through favour. You will be highly favoured and rewarded in Jesus name. Exploits is as a result of favour. In Eccl 9:11 11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Favour is God’s divine partial mercy: It is the special perfume that attracts people that matters to you. WATCH OUR CHANNEL Another definition for favour is the clothing with God’s glory, which implies, surrounding you with opportunities and making you to do an exploits. Excerpts of a sermon by Revd Osman Blankson Eduam, Life Chapel International, Accra, Ghana on March 9th 2014. To read/download the full sermon, please visithttp://rccgefayork.org.uk/favour-factor-for-exceedinggreat-rewards/
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