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thousands of lives lost. May you not be a victim of nature and its powerful elements in Jesus name. David was a man that experienced both; but God delivered him. He could then boldly say that surely, God will deliver us. King Saul deliberately sought the life of David for close to 13 years. Absalom, his son intentionally sought to kill David his father too. David 600 friends at a time thought it was better to end his life once! All these time and more, God delivered David. May that same God deliver you from deliberate attacks on your life in Jesus name. God on certain occasions delivered David from wild beasts, for many years he lived in caves and stronghold, where drought prevail. No water or food for their families. Again, God was merciful to him. May the Almighty God be merciful to you also. Psalms 124:6-7 Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! The children of God are like birds been chased about by the snare of the fowler. Birds will normally be moving around, singing to God and having fun, and as well as looking for what to eat and who to have friendship with. Unknowing to the bird, fowlers are hiding for it and snares had already been set. It will take the special mercies of God for such bird to escape the snare talk less of the snare to break. For every snare that has been set for you, may God cause you to escape. May the snare even break so it will be useless forever in Jesus name. The snare for the bird is a trap which can trigger off and enclose the bird. For us as Christians, this could be the world system we live in, it could be craftiness of Satan, it could be pleasure that our flesh desires, it could be an orchestrated move designed to make us fall. I pray that none will succeed against you in Jesus name. Who is a fowler? A professional bird catcher. He catches to eat and to sell. If he domesticates at all, it is to use such domesticated birds as baits to catch other ones. He has no good interest of the bird at heart. May God deliver you from those that want to kill what might be your egg or chicks. Our chief fowler is the devil. John 10:10 gave his job description: it is to steal, kill and destroy. He will not achieve any in your life. He will first come as a roaring lion (I Peter 5:8), - so be sober and vigilant - if he fails to succeed, he will change and come as a subtle serpent (Gen. 3:1). Like he did for Samson (Judges 14:5-7; 16:18-19). Whether the devil comes to you as a lion or a serpent, God will surely deliver you. At times, after working with demons and not successful, Satan may enter into people and send them to you as fowlers. People that will deliberately set traps for you with the intent of making you fall. At times, these will be people you will never have imagined. E.xcerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE on December 1 2013. To read/download the full version, please visit http://rccgleeds.org.uk/may-goddeliver-you-from-the-snare-of-the-fowler-and-the-deadly-pestilence/ COMING UP! (1) CHRISTMAS CAROL:- 15 DECEMBER 2013 (2) MARRIED BANQUET:-SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER, 2013 (3) PRE-CHRISTMAS:- SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER, 2013 (4) CHRISTMAS:- WEDNESDAY 25 DECEMBER, 2013 (5) ANOINTING SERVICE:- SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER, 2013 (6) WATCHNIGHT SERVICE:- TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER, 2013, GUEST;- INFINITY (7) NEW YEAR PRAISE DAY:- SUNDAY 05 JANUARY, 2014. GUEST: MIKE AREMU
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.
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
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN GLORIOUS THINGS OF THEE ARE SPOKEN Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God; God, whose word cannot be broken, Formed thee for his own abode. On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose? With salvation's walls surrounded, Thou mayst smile at all thy foes. See, the streams of living waters, Springing from eternal love, Well supply thy sons and daughters, And all fear of want remove. Who can faint while such a river Ever will their thirst assuage? Grace which like the Lord, the giver, Never fails from age to age. Round each habitation hovering, See the cloud and fire appear For a glory and a covering, Showing that the Lord is near! Thus deriving from our banner Light by night and shade by day, Safe we feed upon the manna Which God gives us when we pray. Blest inhabitants of Zion, Washed in our Redeemer's blood; Jesus, whom our souls rely on, Makes us monarchs, priests to God. Us, by his great love, he raises, Rulers over self to reign, And as priests his solemn praises We for thankful offering bring.
SCAPE can be defined as: to break loose from confinement; or to avoid a serious or unwanted outcome. In Acts 12:6-16, the bible talks of how James the brother of a John was beheaded by Herod. When he discovered that it pleased the Jews, he locked up Peter to be executed also. He was waiting for the Passover Feast to be over before Peter's execution. He however did not leave out any chance for his escape. Peter was locked in an inner cell with several gates before the main gate. He was been guarded by 16 soldiers who were taking turns in twos every hour. Amidst all these security proofs, God assigned an angel to go and free Peter. The angel entered, smote Peter at the side, caused the chain to fall off, asked Peter to dress up and led him through the gates to the street without anyone noticing. Peter was shocked at his own escape; the church was equally amazed. The year 2013 was supposedly forecasted by experts to be an unfriendly year in the natural sense. To say that many unfriendly things happened worldwide is rather evident. Thank God for His grace that preserved us. Spiritually, there were many things the devil had lined up against us in particular as children of God that never happened. Thank God for sending His angels to deliver us at such times. The month of December shall be for us a further time of great escape from all premeditated and circumstantial evils of 2013 in Jesus name. Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
THE RCCG (EVERLASTING FATHER’S ASSEMBLY) 2013 PROPHECY. THEME: OUR YEAR OF GOD’S REST Isaiah 65: 21-24, Isaiah 14:1-4
WAS meditating recently to find out from God what will be our theme for 2013. There were certain challenges I saw in 2012 that I was asking God to completely eradicate in the next. God answered and said, "All covenanted ministries (whether individual or church) will hit major storm in their 3rd year. If the ministry escapes that by grace, a greater storm will come against it in its 6th year. If the ministry equally escapes the double storm, it will then qualify for the blessings of the 7th year”. For us in Everlasting Father's Assembly, there were storms that we went through at three years. To the glory of God, we escape them all. Also at six years, thank God for all the astounding accomplishments that we have enjoyed, we also escaped double storms. Glory be to God! So I asked God, since we have escaped the sixth year, what is the blessing of the seventh year? He took me back to the creation of the world. He said, ‘What did the bible says I did on the seventh day’? And I said that You rested from Your labours. So, God said "2013 is your year of My rest". Note that it is the God's rest, not our kind of rest. The bible says that God does not sleep nor slumber (Ps. 121:4). So it's not a rest of sleep. Neither is it of folding of hands. It is a rest from excessive labours and entering into excessive favours. The seventh day was a time when God stopped creating on this earth, but switched to watching over what He has created. In 2013, God will help us to look after what He has created for us and through us. We will supervise and oversee machinery that will run itself. Every system that God has helped us to create will begin to work for us. Grace will supersede haste. There was a time when the Israelites were fighting Canaan, the Israelites were outnumbered. So God began to use constellations to fight for them (Judges 5:20). God will assign hosts of heaven to work for us in 2013 By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
RCCG WORLDWIDE 2013 PROPHECY
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THE RCCG (WORLDWIDE) 2013 PROPHECY
Year of Signs & Wonders
FOR INDIVIDUALS: 1. No matter the darkness around you, your star will shine brighter. 2. God says, He will speak peace to your storms 3. Certain individuals have been stagnated for sometimes, the reasons for your stagnation will become known, will be addressed and will be eliminated, therefore progress will follow. 4. In many senses of the word, this year will be of completeness. FOR NIGERIA: 1. The prayers of some of you minimized death of prominent Nigerians last year, don’t stop praying. 2. Before the middle of the year, many will say hope rising. 3. Learn from disasters of 2012 and take precaution soonest to avert bigger ones.. INTERNATIONAL: 1. The Lord says prominent world leaders need a lot prayers so as not to die in office. 2. Prominent Church leaders need prayers against planned scandals. 3. Weather conditions may get worse, much worst, unless prayers are intensified. 4. We should expect a major breakthrough in medicine this year. 5. Nations who pass unholy laws will have a taste of divine fury. By Pastor Enoch Adeboye (Gen. Overseer RCCG Worldwide)
FROM RCCG EFA YORK
You will be intoxicated with Joy By Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA
ANY people would automatically assume that happiness is when everything looks shiny and dazzling. Some would say to themselves, if I have a good job or a successful business, a nice house, and lots of money, I would be happy. It is absolutely true, you may be happy, and friends and families would celebrate you. However, it may not necessarily mean that your joy is full. The simple reason for this is because happiness is on the outside (external), while joy is of the heart (internal). Intoxication is synonymous with drunkenness, and drunkenness is a consequence of drinking intoxication, a stage where someone would lose control of their senses. This is however, what is known as synthetic joy. This is because someone is spending his/her money to buy an alcoholic which can make them to become a moron in a matter of minutes. Intoxication can also mean to become overwhelmed; or be in a state of stupor, which may cause you to loss control of yourself and behave like you have never behaved before. On the other hand Joy refers to someone not something. That someone is Jesus Christ. John15:11 states, these things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. So when you are intoxicated with joy (Jesus), it means you have received favour and mercies of the highest order. Your joy will overflow in Jesus name. Brethren, if you have not been intoxicated with joy before, the Lord will visit you this month in Jesus name. I don’t know what situation you may have, that has been given you a heartache. It may be something in relation to your coming to a new country, and not know how to get settled, it may be something related to your visa, academics, career, health or whatsoever. It may even be something that God has settled, but has yet to manifest. In the name that is above all other names, your joy will be full, and you will be intoxicated with it in Jesus name. Who is the giver of joy: You may be wondering how you can get this joy, to the stage of been intoxicated with it. Jesus is the giver of joy. He is the source, and He gives it freely to those who seek Him. Romans 15:13 states, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. You will realise that Jesus Christ spent His time going around talking to different people at different times. In the process of talking, He gave joy to many through healing and miracles God wants your joy to be full by solving all your issues so that you will have a peace of mind. Prov. 17:22 – A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Effect of Joy in a blessed man: Joy can make a man to start to behave in such a way that everybody would begin to wonder what exactly is making them to act strangely. In Matthew 9:27-31, the two blind men went to Jesus and said, son of David, have mercy on us. When Jesus Christ approached and made them see through the power of His words, He told them to go home, but guess what, these men went straight to the towns and cities, and began to show forth happiness. They celebrated like never before. I am sure people would be thinking they needed psychiatric treatment the way they rejoiced. This is what I call intoxication. The joy threw them around, because they never thought they would ever see again in their live, so, their joy became full than they can ever imagine.
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Father’s Assembly ISSUE 2 | 08 DECEMBER 2013 MULTICULTURAL DAY GUEST MINISTER, VENERABLE JIDE ADEBAYO
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: men’email@example.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Excerpts of a sermon by Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA, at RCCG EFA York. To r e a d / d o w n l o a d t h e f u l l s e r m o n , p l e a s e v i s i t http://rccgefayork.org.uk/you-will-be-intoxicated-with-joy-in-jesus-name/
We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occurred in November.
ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? YOU NEED TO BE BORN AGAIN. Dear Jesus, I know an a sinner. I believe that you are the Son of God, the Saviour who died, was buried and resurrected three days later. I know you shed your blood to pay for my sins. I now believe upon You as my personal Saviour and ask you to please forgive me of all my sins. Please save me and take me to Heaven when I die. Amen . PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE PASTOR TO PRAY WITH YOU.
Some of them are: Sis Abigail Bioku; Egnr. Daniel Uguru-Okorie; Sis Joan Omoronjie; Sis Rufina Sumah; Bro Michael Agolom; Sis Eno Akpan; Sis Shade Akintolu; Sis Ejiro Ubredi; Bro Loius Obafaiye; Mrs Olayide Fowode; Dr Abiye Hecto-Goma and Pas (Mrs) Aramide Adelugba. May God be gracious to you all; bless you and make His face to shine upon you all in Jesus name.
Pastor E.A & Pastor (Mrs) FOLU ADEBOYE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
MAY GOD DELIVER YOU FROM THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER AND THE DEADLY PESTILENCE Text: Psalms 91:3 By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE OR He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
There are few things that can end the life of a man prematurely. Two of them are: 1. Premeditated attack: planned, intentional, intended, deliberate, calculated, cold blooded, conscious, wilful, on purpose, prearranged, preconceived, considered, studied, purposive. The case in Old Bailey in London of two wicked guys that killed a soldier in London is an example. The soldier (Lee Rigby) was not even in uniform. He was casually walking back to base when he became a victim of premeditated attack. The two wicked guys were waiting in the shadows, as soon as they saw Lee; they considered him to be a good target. Premeditated attack will not tamper with your life in Jesus name. 2. Natural disaster: major adverse event resulting from the natural processes of the Earth e.g. flood, volcanic eruptions, earthquake, tsunami, etc. According to Wikipedia, in 2012, there were 905 natural disasters with US£170 billion loss, out of which US£70 billion were insured. With several Contd on Page 2
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15 CELEBRATION SERVICE: 11:00AM - 1:00PM HOUSE FELLOWSHIP: BTW 5:30PM - 7:30pm
WEDNESDAYS DIGGING DEEP: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
EVANGELISM (2nd & 4th Sat) 3:00PM DRAMA MEETING: 5PM CHOIR MEETING;4:00PM SINGLES MEETING:(1st & 3rd Sat) - 3PM MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
Celebration Service:1st Sunday of the Month. Anointing Service:Last Sunday of the Month. Holy Communion:Last Wednesday of the Month Women Fellowship:3rd Saturday - 1:00pm Men Fellowship:Bimontghly - 6:30pm NIGHT VIGIL 1ST FRIDAY (10PM -1AM)
Service Bulletin for 15th December, 2013 (Christmas Carol).