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Halleluyah, it is time for a positive change TEXT: Isaiah 40:31

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EING in the season of renewal, I want to announce to you that there a lots of things that the Lord is ready to do . Renewal is synonymous to RENOVATION, RESTORATION, REGENERATION ,REVIVAL, REINSTATING, REPAIR, RECREATE, to mention but a f e w . . It is my sincere prayer that there will be a glorious renewal for you, your family, your carrier, business, marriage, job, academics, physically, spiritually, mentally & financially in Jesus name. . We shall consider briefly some bible characters that experienced seasons of renewal. 1. Prophet Ezekiel in Ezekiel 37.when God took him in the spirit to the valley of very dried bones and ask him the question that can this bones live. In summary God turned the dried bones to mighty armies through prophet Ezekiel. 2. Job the righteous man was another person that experienced a season of renewal in Job14:7-9. after losing all that he had; there now came a season in his life when double restoration occurred. . 3.The impotent man at the pool of Bethseda in John5:1-16,had infirmity for 38years. Suddenly a time of renewal came when he encountered the Lord Jesus Christ. 4. The mad man of Gadarene was another person that had a season or renewal as is recorded in Mark 5 and from the grave yard became a powerful evangelist for the L o r d . . 5. The man that was born blind in John 9 also has on record a season of positive change when The King of kings created him a new set of eyes. 6. The paralytic beggar at the Beautiful Gate also witnessed a season of positive change through Peter and John, in Acts 3 .

SEPTEMBER 2013 THEME:

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Season of Renewal

I have a good news for you, as my Lord liveth your time for positive change has finally come in Jesus name. . In the area of your health, you may be a chronic customer to the health centre, now is the season of renewal in Jesus name. . In the area of your job. You have first and second degrees but under your job experience it is all various levels of cleaning jobs. I prophesy by the mercy of God renewal is at your reach. They may not know why they are giving you the job, but they will give you anyway. . Before now you may have depended on buses and taxis for whatsoever reasons, I am happy to announce to you that the keys to your Jaguar Jeep and BMW X6 is locating you in this season, in the merciful name of Jesus. . It may be that you do not have enough money to pay for a comfortable apartment for your family. God in this season is handling unto you the keys to that five bedroom apartment and you will call your friends to rejoice with you. You are of marriageable age but can't just find the right person either no proposal at all or always the wrong person, in this season the bone of your bone will surface from wherever they have been hiding. . But for this season to be a reality in your life you need to have a relationship with the Lord. So if you are not one of God's son, it is time for you to give your life to Jesus Christ. . GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU DECAMP from Satan to God's side. . Stay blessed. Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Deacon Victor OLOBANIYI on September 15th, 2013.

THE RCCG (EVERLASTING FATHER’S ASSEMBLY) 2013 PROPHECY. THEME: OUR YEAR OF GOD’S REST Isaiah 65: 21-24, Isaiah 14:1-4

EASON can be defined as a suitable, natural or convenient time for something to happen. While renewal can be defined as the action of extending the period of validity of a license, subscription, or contract. It could also be to make like new; restore to freshness; vigour or perfection; or to begin again. The bible tells us that God will renew this world. That the world will be wiped off by God with fervent heat and a new Earth and a new Heaven will be made by God to replace the old one (Rev. 2:1-5). God enacted a covenant of blessing and fruitfulness with Abraham which was sealed by circumcision in Gen. 17:1-14. There was however a period of intermission when the Israelites were in bondage in Egypt and when they journeyed in the wilderness. God had to renew that covenant with them when they entered into the Promised Land, so that the blessings can continue (Joshua 5:2-8). God said in Isaiah 40:31 that, “They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint”. I heard God say that as we continue to wait on Him, He will renew our ‘strength’. That strength would be in areas of spiritual, financial, numerical, material, synergy, etc. Therefore, in this month of September and beyond, God will take us through a season of renewal: He will reconfigure us anew and restore freshness and vigour into us the more in Jesus name. Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

- By Deacon Victor OLOBANIYI

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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”.

RCCG 20132013 PROPHECY THEWORLDWIDE RCCG (WORLDWIDE) 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)

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

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

HOLD THE FORT Ho, my comrades! See the signal waving in the sky! Reinforcements now appearing, Victory is nigh. Refrain “Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still; Wave the answer back to Heaven, “By Thy grace we will.” See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on; Mighty ones around us falling, Courage almost gone! Refrain See the glorious banner waving! Hear the trumpet blow! In our Leader’s Name we triumph Over ev’ry foe. Refrain

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FROM RCCG EFA YORK Pursue for thou shall surely overtake and recover all Text: 1 Samuel 30:1-19

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By Minister Aderemi ADELUGBA

OME people have become experts in oppressing and taking advantage of others. Those people would continue to oppress their victims, until the victim is able to ask God to intervene in their destiny. The word of God to you today is that, it does not matter how many oppressors are around you, or pursuing you, the Lord will fight for you, and you will pursue them, and recover all that they have taken away from you in Jesus name. There are times in life when it seems that everything you have ever worked for have been stolen, and you feel there is no way out, God is asking you today to cheer up, be happy, because you will begin to reclaim all those things that have been taken away in Jesus name. All you need to do now is to encourage yourself, and your life will be renewed this month in Jesus name. In 1 Samuel 30:1-19, David went as mercenary to Philistines, where he and his armies fought for Philistines. He was later sent back home after Philistines went to fight the Israelites. When they got back home, David and his cohorts realised that the Amalekites have visited, oppressed and taken away their families and other possessions. Not only that, they also found that all their buildings have been burnt down and they had no place to live, wives and children taken away. David and his men were so tired and hungry, they had no strength to continue to fight. They became confused, and could not even think of what way to go. The scripture states in 1 Samuel 30:4 – "Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep." This was a powerful man, a warrior who Goliath could not behold. He was surely crying and weeping like a child, thinking all was over. If you have been troubled by a situation like this in life, and you are saying to yourself, who should I turn to for help, you will turn to God, and He will raise helpers for you in Jesus name. It is possible for a man’s life to be taken over by confusion when issues like this happens to them, all you will need to do, is to do what David did. He enquired of the Lord. When you do this, the Lord will speak to you. 1 Samuel 30:8 - And David enquired at the Lord, saying shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And He answered him, Pursue: for thou shall surely overtake them, and without fail recover all. The meaning of Pursue according to the Oxford Dictionary is “To follow in order to overtake, Kill or capture”. It could also mean to carry on in accordance with a certain method or plan”. God designed a strategy and provided the informant who led David to where his oppressors were. David was an excellent example of someone who continually encouraged himself. The whole book of Psalms shows how he encouraged himself in times of trouble. All his songs were not mere words, but an encouragement to himself. David used all these tools to call down the power of God into his life. He recognised early in life that praise is the key to power. He maximised the power, and was able to overpower his enemies. He overtook Saul, while he was still busy planning his death. You will overtake your enemies in Jesus name. One of the best ways to overtake and recover all is to continually do that which is good in the sight of God. Jeremiah 17: 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. David trusted the Lord. When you do His will, you have every reason to call down His fire, and it will come down, and there is absolutely nothing you will ask from Him that He would not do. Isaiah 41:21 Produce your cause, saith the Lord; Bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen..... The theme of the month is the renewal of seasons. All the things that have not been perfect before now will be renewed this month in Jesus name. You will mount up like an eagle. It is a season where your lost inheritance would be returned and you will encounter Him highly in Jesus name. When a man continues to weep non stop to the extent of loosing their strength, you need to know that, the matter is really serious. Excerpts of a sermon delivered by Minister Aderemi Adelugba on September 15th, 2013 at RCCG Everlasting Father’s Arena, York TO READ THE FULL VERSION, PLEASE VISIT http://rccgleeds.org.uk/news/sermons

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Congratulations!!! We collectively want to congratulate our brothers and sisters on their birthday celebrations, which occurred last month. Some of them are: Bro Olabisi Olatunji; Bro Fisayo BanksAlonge; Bro Adebisi Adejumo; Bro Osarenren Iduoze; Bro Derrick Njobuenwu; Bro Olugbenga Aijotan; Bro George Boyo; Deacon Victor Olobaniyi; Bro Omotayo Farai; Bro Ogaga Ubredi; Bro Lawrence Ola; Sis Ore-Oluwa Afolami; Mas David Olobaniyi , Min Aderemi Adelugba, Mast David Adelugba, Master Damola Owohunwa; Miss Demilade Aribo; Master Micah Adeyemi and Sis Chioma Opara 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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RCCGEFALeeds Service Bulletin for September 22, 2013  

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