OCTOBER 2013 THEME:
Our God Is Able ToDeliver Us Text: Daniel 3:1-30
- By Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE BRING a message of hope, faith and encouragement to someone. That God is able to deliver from whatever ‘fire’ and ‘furnace’ of life.
It was hard enough that the three Hebrew men were captives in a foreign land, but their names were also changed to forget their faith in God of Israel. Hananiah - Jah who is gracious to Shedrach - command of the moon god. Mishael - who is like God to Meshack - who is what moon god is. Azariah - Jah has helped to Abednego - servant of Nebo/Nabu (Babylonian god of wisdom). Could be that there is someone here; you are living as a captive in this land. Not that you are a slave bought with money or captured at war, but your movement is somehow now restricted, may God bring you out of that captivity in Jesus name. May be you are facing a name change that is making a mockery of your faith in God, may God work out His glory in you in Jesus name. I applied for leave to remain in UK in 2000. My family came in by 2001 and added them to my application. For the next four years, we lived like captives in UK. We were first taken into a detention camp for a week, and then they changed our names to illegal immigrants. Today, God has promoted us that we can sign documents recommending people to the Home Office who should become British Citizens! In recent times, God has begun to teach me more that as true Christians, we must go through 'fires' to fast track our elevation in life. God wanted to promote the three Hebrew men extraordinarily, the best way to do it is to put them through fire. 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 - For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Everyone bowed to the huge idol. Including their families, friends and native Jews. What a betrayal of trust in the God of Israel! It would be a terrible feeling, and that the fiery furnace was still awaiting them! Are you going through any fire presently? Sometimes, prayer yet to be answered could be a fiery furnace. You have prayed, fasted, confessed, possessed by faith, yet there is no manifestation. Situation begins to mock you as the huge idol looking at them. God is able to deliver you. Loss of any kind could be a fiery furnace. Loss of time, possession, one's health or the life of a loved one could be very hot. God is able to deliver too. Betrayals could be fire that can be extremely hot. You have laboured and shown love over people who thought the best way to pay you back is to stab you in the back, destroy what you stand for and fabricate all sorts of lie against you, it can be very hot. God again is able to deliver. If you are facing the threat of these or any other fires of life, what will you do? Will you bow to the idol and hope to still live, or confess Christ and damn the threat? Will you say, 'I will only bow with my knees and not with my heart'? Or may be bow only this once and never again? Will you say everyone is doing it, so I'm not an exception? Or that we are in a strange land, God will understand. Only be strong in The Lord, He will make a way for you. Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Pastor Samuel OBAFAIYE on October 6th, 2013.
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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.
STANDING ON THE PROMISES Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages let His praises ring, Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God. Refrain Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God my Saviour; Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. Refrain Standing on the promises that cannot fail, When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God. Standing on the promises I now can see Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me; Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free, Standing on the promises of God. Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord, Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword, Standing on the promises of God.
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Great & Sweet Victories
ICTORY is defined as the act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle; game or other competition. There are great and small victories depending on the extent of the threat; the power of the attacker; the duration of the contest; the number of the foes; the weaponry used; etc. However, it’s not all victories that can be perceived as sweet. In the tenure of David’s reign over Israel, it happened that Absalom – one of his biological sons rose up against him and chased him out of the throne and the City of David. Father was living in caves and stronghold, while son was living in palace! Previous advisers and principal officers of David decamped from him and joined his son. Absalom also slept with his father’s wives and concubines in a tent with the public looking! The war was terrible, great and deadly. At the end of the war, David was granted victory by God as Absalom died a shameful death. However, it was a bitter victory for David as he wept and wailed for his dear son (2 Sam. 18:6-33). Several years before, David enjoyed a huge and sweet victory over the enemy of God’s people and a blasphemer against God – the Goliath of Gath. Goliath defied the Living God and intimidated the Israelites for 40 days, until David showed up on the scene. At the end of the contest, David slayed Goliath; the Israelites became champions and God’s name was glorified (I Sam. 17:1-54). David also became an in-law to King Saul; his family became rich; they were exempted from paying tax; and he became a commander in the army. In this month of October, God will grant us in Everlasting Father’s Assembly great and sweet victories. We will rejoice after engagement with any opposition; we will celebrate over every ‘battle’ confronting us. We will triumph in any game or competition we encounter. We will subdue any situation 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
THERCCG RCCG (WORLDWIDE) WORLDWIDE 20132013 PROPHECY 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)
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You Are Programmed For Victory
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Likewise, if Christians fail to WORKERS’ capacity or you know how to play any musical recognise the fact that they are a finished product, they will continue to work and CADRE instrument, please see the Pastor. operate in mediocrity and defeat. I pray that you will live to fulfill the plan of God in Jesus name. Jeremiah 29:11 say, for I know the thoughts that I think towards you, the Packaged to equip believers for service unto WORKERS’ IN thought of peace, and not of evil and that to give you an expected end. TRAINING God and the edification of the body of Christ. God has already crowned and installed you with every blessing. All you have to do is SESSIONS to go ahead and activate the programmes of God for your life. Start acting out His Please see the Pastor to register. anointing upon your life. He wants you to walk in your victory, healing, wealth and joy. You need to begin to speak like a blessed man and woman. You are a package of CHURCH WEEKLY ACTIVITIES blessing, and not a failure. CELEBRATION SERVICE The scripture says in Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15 - 13:00PM Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. This HOUSE FELLOWSHIP 5:30PM - 6:30pm scripture is not just talking of what God can do, it is a declaration and appreciation of what the Lord has already done. Paul recognised all the possible obstacles that God DIGGING DEEP - 6:30pm - 8:30PM had removed from us. You have received everything in the spiritual, so start acting it out. He did not put failure or evil in your way. He planted joy and favour instead. He INVITATION TO BANQUET granted you goodness and mercies. God had already done all these things, and all (2nd & 4th Sat) 3:00PM your battles have been won in the heavenly places. DRAMA MEETING - 5PM The scripture also states in 3 John 1:2 - Beloved, I wish above all things that thou CHOIR MEETING - 4.30PM (Every Saturday) mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. It is a declaration. He SINGLES’ MEETING (1st & 3rd Sat.) - 3PM knew the end of the matter from the beginning. Therefore, your prosperity and health is not negotiable. Some of us did not know we would be in here today, but God programmed it even before the start of ages. For example, a little over ten years ago, CHURCH MONTHLY ACTIVITIES as I sat down in my living room listening to the news, the Sky News reported that some Celebration of Life Service: 1st Sunday of the month part of the city of York was badly flooded. Then, I was concerned about what the Anointing Service:- Last Sundays of the month inhabitants of the city were experiencing. Many years after this occurrence, God Holy Communion:- Last Wednesday of the month worked it out that; we would need to move to York. It was in the programme of God Women Fellowship - 3rd Saturday - 1.00PM for us to move to the same city I wondered about. You may not be too sure of the reason why you are in this city today, but God says, you are here for a purpose, and, Men Fellowship - Last Friday - Bimonthly - 6.30PM He will programme you for success and victory in this land, and so shall it be in Jesus NIGHT VIGIL name. FIRST Friday of the month (10PM - 1AM) The scripture also says in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10: But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, VENUE:nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath LAND OF MERCY, 15-17 WALTER STREET, LEEDS prepared for hem that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. The scripture teaches us to be rest assured that we have been endowed with everything we require to succeed in life. If you have been successful in so many areas of life, be rest assured that the best is yet to come. This month of October, your We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters outdated programme will be updated in Jesus name. From today onward, you will on their birthday celebrations, which occurred in September. never be the same again in Jesus name. Your life will listen to the command of God’s programme in Jesus name. Some of them are: Mum Felicia Adunmade, Sis Christian Jesus stated that you are what you believe, therefore, if you believe that God has Idowu, Mas Samuel Iduoze, Bro Jeff Temuna, Sis Teniola Ajayi, worked out your turn around, and He has said to you that you are more than a Bro Aimhanosi Adeleye, Sis Abimbola Taiwo, Deacon Stephen Amuda, Mum conqueror, what exactly are you wondering about? He has programmed you, Yemisi Ogunsanya, Bro Baiss Mabiala, Sis Tomi Owolabi, Bro Adolfus Bioku, Bro equipped you and renewed you like an eagle. You will never be defeated in Jesus Joseph Yusuf, Sis Afolakemi Ogunnubi, Sis Oluwaseyi Ayinla, Sis Morenike name.
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Banks-Alonge, Bro Hyacinth Ukuhor, Bro Martin Roberts, Sis Ameyaw Babara, and Sis Victoria Adunmade, Sis Melanie Okuneye, Sis Neusa Fernandes, Sister Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Minister Aderemi Adelugba on October 6th, Joanne, and Sis Joke Oluyase. 2013 at RCCG EFA York To read/download the full sermon, please visit http://rccgefayork.org.uk/you- May God be gracious to you all; bless you and make His face to shine upon you all in Jesus name. are-programmed-for-victory/
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