Beloved, those that have God as their King and deliverer need not fear who or what will be against them. He that makes God his habitation and refuge is sure his protection is secured. True believers are precious in God’s sight, and God delighted in them above any people. Though they may go through fire and water, yet, while they have God with them, they need fear no evil or harm. And because it is God that sustains them, they are rest assured that whatever He may determine for them must not be to their ruin but rather will advance their good course.
Isaiah 43: 10 says, “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me”
We are all witnesses to the fact that the Almighty God is the true God. There is no being before Him nor shall any continue after Him. The Lord is God from everlasting to everlasting. He is the beginning and the end. He is the first, and the last, and beside Him there is no God. He originated the whole plan of salvation, blessing and curses, and He alone will determine their closure. He determined the formation of the world, and He alone will wind up its affairs. In the beginning, the continuance, and the end, He alone will be recognised as the same being presiding over and controlling all.
Beloved, since all determination of man is under His discretion, it is prudent therefore that we must submit in totality to Him and allow Him to determine what is good for us. For we cannot do anything without Him, neither can we own anything without His permission.
John 15: 4- 5 says, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing”.
As all spiritual fruitfulness had been ascribed to the mutual inhabitation, and active interpenetration of the power of God, it is essential that we keep this vital connection to continue in fruitfulness. We must abide in Him by keeping His words, living a holy life by having all our conversation right. We are dead, fruitless branches, without Christ in our life. The whole history of the world demonstrates that fruitfulness is only found in union with Christ. When we submit to Him, we will receive every help and influence from Him that our souls can require, in order to be preserved and saved.
For as the branch, however good in itself, cannot bear fruit from itself, through its own juice, which it has already derived from the tree, and can be no longer supported than it continues in union with the parent stock, neither can we, unless we abide in Him. As the branch partakes of the nature of the tree, is nourished by its juice, and lives by its life.
so we must be made partakers of His Divine nature, be wise in His wisdom, powerful in His might, and pure through His holiness, for God can do without man, but man cannot do without God.
Jer. 29: 11 says, “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 has a good thought for you this year. He has determined to save, deliver and bless you and nothing shall hinder Him. This deliverance will not depend upon your merits, but upon His own mercy, and kind thoughts and purposes. As we march into the New Year, I want to assure you that God who has allowed you to see the end of this Year has determined to bless you and make your enemy submit to you, and that shall be done in Jesus name.
Dr OLUSEGUN ADELEYE …Not that I have already attained or am already perfected; but I press on. That I may lay hold of that of which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Philippians 3:12 A Christ-like life is progressive and a continuous one. You cannot have enough of it and therefore do not relax and feel that you have apprehended or attained it. A new life in Christ is never stagnant. For the acceleration of new things to come, it is necessary to “forget those things which are behind and reach forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3: 13).
There are two kinds of past that must not be dwelt upon. First, is past virtuous deeds that make one to be full of empty satisfaction and contentment. Reliance on past achievements can hinder pressing forward to attract new th ings. Second is the danger of dwelling on sins, past failures and unpalatable experience.
Dwelling on the past may hinder the materialization of the present and the fulfillment of a bright future. Pray like this: Lord, have mercy upon me, forgive all ‘my iniquities, let not my past hinder my present and future in the name of Jesus. My life shall not be stagnant in Jesus name. Rev. Dr Olusegun Adeleye (08033014891- SMS only, 08035022884). He is the General Overseer of Christian Overcomers Mission (Oluwagbebe s street Ilupeju Estate, Akowonjo, Lagos.
Nigeria project, no man’s affair
The mountain that appears insurmountable in the lives of many people and our nation Nigeria are not caused by the devil, but by their wrong mindset. When the mind of a man is set on wrong things like defeat, failure, impossibility, poverty,… Such a man cannot experience something different from what he occupies his mind with.
But when you think right, you will be energized to act right, and great thing will come your way. For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:’ Prov. 23: Take for example in our nation Nigeria today are feeling the pains of lawlessness, corruption, insecurity, poor medical facilities, bad education system, embezzlement, etc.
We know what we need, but we don’t know how to get them. Everybody seeks his personal comfort even at the expense of others. Our youths are helping in building other nations while our land suffers. Those who could not ‘run away’, though strong and vibrant are wasting away for lack of opportunity. Revelation without reformation cannot bring transformation. We need God to help us and we need God fearing people to manage our blessed resources for our common good. God Bless Nigeria. Evang. Olusola Dare (07065611913, 080 51012911) is the Misions Coordinator of Christ Emissaries Global Missions, (Royal-Way Chapel). Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State. EMail: christemissaries@ gmail.com
Pathway to divine blessing
Do not be deceived; for whatsoever a man’s sows that shall he also reap… Galatians 6:7 Some fruits are sweet while others are bitter. So it is with us. Someone produces fruits and someone else doesn’t. The one that produces fruits is blessed and the fruits are blessed. Our Lord Jesus Christ’s Body was blessed and so were the fruits from His Body: His sputum healed the blind; objects from Peter and Paul’s bodies healed and delivered the sick.
They laid hands on the sick and they recovered. Therefore, like my Lord and the disciples, everything that is in me and comes out of my body is blessed. We had also learnt about THE BLESSING, which God Himself places on His children as the priest speaks it. Today, we have God’s spoken blessing upon the righteous. I repeat, God, who is the Blesser is the One speaking these blessings this evening.
Therefore, the blessings are as sure to happen as He has spoken them. Prayer My blessing covers everything about me: my health is blessed; my family is blessed; my organization is blessed; my Church is blessed; my country is blessed; everything I touch is blessed; Receive God’s spoken Word of blessings: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, by speaking it out and clinging to every word in faith. This message is to celebrate 41st wedding anniversary of Dr & Rev (Mrs) Mike/Mary Ohironoya. Note: 70th birthday anniversary celebration is loading. Watch out! Dr Mike Ohiorenoya (08133450828, 08033016067) is the Presiding Pastor of Covenanters Vintage Church, Joy Avenue Ajao estate, off Int. Airport Rd, Lagos. E-Mail:pastormikeohio@ gmail.com.
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