FROM THE PULPIT
Your Sun Will NO Longer Set By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE N Ecclesiastes 3:1, the bible says that there is a season for everything; and a time for every activity or purpose under the heaven. The sun is one of God’s most important creations. It powers the solar system. It determines our seasons. Though the sun radiates continuously, different places on the Earth receives it’s rays at varied times, so that at every given place on the Earth, there would normally be a sunrise and sunset. Figuratively, sunrise could be a time of productivity, an active state, a time of newness, a developing stage, time of emergence or growing. It can also be the opening or beginning of something. Sunset on the other hand can be a time of decline, closure, nightfall, darkness or final phase. Even though, there is a time for the sun to rise and set for localities in real times and for things in figurative sense. God says your own sun will no longer set. Isaiah 60:19-20 - The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee:but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself:for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. The plan of God for us is to attain His expected end for our lives. Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. - God’s expected end will manifest upon your life in Jesus name. Romans 8:29-30 - For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called:and whom he called, them he also justified:and whom he justified, them he also glorified. - The intent of God is to bring us to a state of glorification after our justification. As The Lord lives, you will be glorified in Jesus name. - For many of us, we don’t still look as the brother and sister of Jesus yet. But as The Lord who has called us lives, we shall reflect the image of Jesus here on Earth. - you are here, your life been doing a backslide of late? You shall no longer go down in Jesus name. There are biblical characters that God helped to fulfil their days, so that their sun never went down. Abraham At 75 years, and his wife being 60, they were still expecting a child. He received the promise of God that he was going to be father of nations and believed. God did not allow his sun to go down. He has eight sons, many of them becoming nations. He died at 175 years of age. Genesis 25:7-8 - And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people. - you are here and God has promised you something. Trust Him, the sun will not go down on His promises for you. They will come alive. Joseph God gave Joseph brilliant visions. Visions of what his life will look like. He was to be greater than his siblings and even his parents. The devil did not want him to be anybody in life and even sort to kill him. God however helped him that his sun did shine and not set. His destiny was fulfilled. He saw his third generation grew up. He died at 110 years of age. Genesis 50:22-23 - And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house:and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation:the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees..
Message delivered by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE. on March 23rd, 2014. To read full version please visit http://rccgleeds.org.uk/your-sun-will-no-longer-set/
ORDER OF SERVICE 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
I AM THINE OH LORD I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice, And it told Thy love to me; But I long to rise in the arms of faith And be closer drawn to Thee. Refrain Draw me nearer, nearer blessèd Lord, To the cross where Thou hast died. Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord, To Thy precious, bleeding side. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord, By the power of grace divine; Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope, And my will be lost in Thine. Refrain O the pure delight of a single hour That before Thy throne I spend, When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my GodI commune as friend with friend! Refrain There are depths of love that I cannot know Till I cross the narrow sea; There are heights of joy GET YOUR COPY OF ABSOLUTE EXPRESSION that I may not reach By AIJAY RICHARDS Till I rest in peace with Thee. Refrain Draw me nearer, nearer blessèd Lord, To the cross where Thou VISIT USHER’S STAND hast died. Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord, To Thy precious, bleeding side.
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
Ask What I Shall Give Thee By Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE
BORROWED the words of Pastor from the write up he wrote for the theme of the month from the church's web page, I quote "To reward, is to give something to someone in recognition of their efforts and achievements, the Biblical meaning of reward consists of blessings, favour, promotion, prosperity etc (sometimes it might not necessarily be because of what one has done but because of God's Divine Favour). When you are rewarded for something, you are blessed, but when you are rewarded exceedingly, all other rewards would not be able to withstand it. Our God is a rewarded, He is a good God, He does not owe no one, and He will not pay for what He has not ordered for, the Bible makes us to understand that He is a faithful God, even when we are un-faithful, He is always faithful, our God is a covenant keeper, it is we that are sometimes covenant breakers. When God says a thing, He does it, when He speaks, He makes it good. Has he promised you something wonderful, then he will do it for you, just hold on to him, believe in His word and stand on His promise WEEKLY ACTIVITIES and it will surely come to pass in Jesus name. If we seek him diligently and early with the whole of SUNDAYS our heart, our soul and strength, we will find Him. If ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: we seek Him in the place of praise, worship, prayer 10:15 and service, we will definitely find Him. In the Book of CELEBRATION SERVICE: Isaiah 45:19 it says God has not called the house of 11:00AM - 1:00PM Jacob to seek Him in vain. A good example of a couple that sought after Him HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm diligently is found in the Bk of Luke 1 WEDNESDAYS Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth, the Bible said they were both righteous before God, walking in all the DIGGING DEEP: commandments and ordinances of God, but they 6:30PM - 8:30PM had no child. SATURDAYS I said earlier that God is a rewarded, a day of EVANGELISM (4th Saturday) visitation came for them and they were exceedingly 3:00PM rewarded in their old age when they taught it was DRAMA MEETING: 5PM too late for them. God blessed them with a son, a CHOIR MEETING;child of destiny, the fore runner of Jesus Christ our 5:00PM SINGLES MEETING:Lord, he was the one that came to prepare the way (3rd Sat) - 3PM for our saviour. MONTHLY ACTIVITIES Our main Bible passage for today is taken from the Celebration Service:Bk of 1Kings 3:1-15 Sunday of the Month. The Bible makes us to understand that King Solomon 1st Anointing Service:went up to Gibeon to sacrifice and upon the altar of Last Sunday of the Month. God he gave a thousand burnt offering on the same Holy Communion:day. Last Wednesday of the Month. At night when he slept God paid him a visit in a Women Fellowship:dream in 1Kings 3:5 and said to Solomon 'Ask what I 3rd Saturday - 1:00pm shall give thee, Brethren this is like receiving an open Men Fellowship:cheque, Solomon spoke and the Bible says the speech Bimontghly - 6:30pm NIGHT VIGIL pleased The Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing 1ST FRIDAY (10PM -1AM) ( he asked for the wisdom and understanding to rule over God's people). May our speech please God at all times in Jesus name. WATCH OUR CHANNEL King Solomon received an exceedingly great reward that all other rewards would not withstand. The Bible says God Himself said in 1Kings 3:12-13 'Behold, I have done according to thy words, Lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there Message delivered by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE. on March 23rd, 2014 at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York To re a d f u l l v e r s i o n p l e a s e v i s i t http://rccgefayork.org.uk/ask-what-i-shall-give-thee/
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