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September 2015 Holy Communion Service –
Theme: Carriers of His Glory
RCCG National Youth Convention, September 2105
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OCTOBER 2015 HOLY GHOST SERVICE
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, NATIONAL YOUTH AFFAIRS
2015 NATIONAL YOUTH CONVENTION
THEME: Carriers of His Glory
DATE: 28th September – 2nd October, 2015
VENUE: Redemption Camp, KM 46, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria.
FEATURING: Musical Concept, Syndicate sessions, Talkshow, Relationship, Marriage Seminar, Political awareness, impartation service, Filmshow, exhibition & lots more.
MINISTERING: Pastor E.A. Adeboye & others anointed ministers of God
RCCG 2015 National Youth Convention » PROGRAMME + SPEAKERS (28th September – 2nd October, 2015) #CarriersofHisGlory
PROGRAMME – 2015 YOUTH CONVENTION
DAY 1 (Monday, 28th September 2015)
07:00-14:00: CLOSING CEREMONY FOR RISE 10 & SPORTS FESTIVAL
14:00-19:00: ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
19:00-22:00: OPENING CEREMONY (PLENARY SESSION 1)- OPENING CHARGE (PASTOR BELEMINA T. OBUNGE)
DAY 2 (Tuesday. 29th September 2015) Read more
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi »
Memorise: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
Read: John 15:12-14
Jesus agreed to pay the price for our salvation and the remission of the sins of the whole world. He didn’t just take that upon himself but did all that because he was in love. This kind of love is so “unexplainable”. How can one understand that a sinless soul chose to die for the sinful and disobedient? He’s the best love we can ever receive and if that is appreciated and well understood, we shall no longer need to worry about being disappointed when we cast our cares on the world and the men therein. Jesus, in love, shows how much He cares. He’s sacrificing the beauty of His throne to put you on your throne. He’s not selfish nor is He seeking any profit. He simply wants the best for you. He’s worried when you cannot see or feel how much He cares. He’s surprised that you are easily deceived and controlled by the mundane things of this world when He’s offering you the world’s best through the salvation experience.
He’s the agape love. He loves unconditionally. He’s able to love continually forever even in your sin and erring moments. He can easily forgive and pardon your errors. Read more
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. ” (Mark 1:17).
Read: Mark 1:16-18
God has created you with a unique assignment on earth. You are not alive just for the fun of it. There’s a very unique purpose for creating and preserving you. Discovering this purpose should be your greatest quest and desire. If you miss divine purpose, you have missed the essence of coming to this world. Your life should revolve around God and not the world. I have seen several people in my few years on earth. Some have no other thought than to get better physically, in dressing, riches, travels and affluence. Outside these, they are useless to themselves, their families and the people round them. I’m happy to tell you today that the thoughts of God concerning you supersede all that and He has a better provision for you which will bring forth eternal results.
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8).
I saw in a movie how a lady specialised in gathering other young ladies to be used and molested by rich men through fornication. She found joy in this evil to the destruction of innocent souls in hell. We all have our special roles in the lives of people around us. It’s either you are preparing people to get God or you are leading them to the gates of hell through your actions and counsel.
“And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. ” (Mark 1:17).
What are you doing about soul winning into God’s kingdom? Are you helping in this assignment or acting otherwise. If you will be sincere to yourself, you know where you belong. It’s been a while that you have surrendered your life to Christ but you cannot boast of a life that has been transformed from darkness to light through your spiritual labour. If I may ask you, what exactly are you doing for God? Remember He has done everything for you. He gave you HIs only begotten Son to redeem you from the powers of sin and to prepare you for a life after this sinful world. What assignment are you fulfilling? What’s your role in your local church. Are you supporting your pastor and other ministers or you are part of them that destroy the work of the ministry through ungodly side talks? What about people around you in your house and office? Are you fishing them for God’s kingdom or supporting their ungodly moves to the destruction of their souls? Are you a fisher of men like Jesus would like you be? It’s never late. Take up your cross today and be a part of the ministry of Jesus. Stop wasting your lifetime concentrating on beauty and riches. Beauty will soon fade away and money has wings. Don’t loose your soul through worldly lust. Get into Godly activity and prepare rewards for yourself in heaven.
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3).
Get started today. Make up your mind to get people into God’s kingdom instead of sending them to hell through your actions, words and lifestyles. Be a fisher of Men!
Memorise: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. ” (John 10:10).
Read: Luke 13:10-16
The Lord Jesus Christ compared the woman bound by a physical condition of sickness to an ox that is tied down at a stall; so we can learn a lot about what problem does in the lives of people. It reduces the mentality of a person, limiting his or her freedom, and does a lot of negative things to people. The devil is master at using situations and circumstances to damage and steal something precious that you need on your journey to your purpose.
The children of Israel murmured against Moses and said he should have left them in Egypt instead of bringing them out of slavery just because they faced a little challenge. This is what their time in slavery did to them. They could not see the future God was taking them to. God’s goal is not just to solve a problem for you, but to move you to your purpose.
It’s not a shame to have a problem that you’re dealing with, but it is wrong to continue grappling with problems all through your life and if you don’t come to God, if you don’t respond to the provision of God you will have to keep dealing with problems throughout your life because you won’t have time for your purpose.
Problem wants to employ your time, your faculties, your energy and your resources just like God designed your purpose to do, when you are engaged with it, you don’t have the time for problems. When you’re engaged with a problem, you have little or no time for your purpose and that’s the goal of the devil. You must make sure this is not true concerning you.
Lord I receive a seven-fold restoration of everything I will need on my journey to purpose and my destiny platform that has been stolen or affected by problems, situations and circumstances which I have gone through in Jesus’ name.
By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi
Memorise: “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
Read: 1 Corinthians 15:33-34
As you grow through the stages of life, you need to be mindful of the relationships you keep. The kind of people you grow up with, the nature of friendships you keep and the life you inherit or acquire in such relationships will greatly determine how far you will go in pursuit of greatness and excellence in life.
“Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which betrayeth itself.” (Proverbs 27:16).
The best you can get in friendship is growth, expansion, love and sustenance. Anything void of these is no longer the best for your enviable destiny. You must choose your friends carefully and be sure you’re safe in their hands.
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
Every relationship you keep will either make or mar your destiny. There’s a relationship you keep that promotes growth and productivity and there are so many others that can damage your image in the world and cause you to end in total shame and regret. As a child of God, you need no preacher to tell you again that you don’t belong to this world. You have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb and your life must show it.
…Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4).
You cannot go with the world and not be worldly. You can’t even grow to the stature of the fullness of Christ if your relationship is with the world. You will never get the best of God on that job, business, career and marriage if all you do is to party and merry with people who know not what they’re doing or where they’re going. As the saying goes: show me your friend and I will tell who you are. You can hardly be better than the relationships you keep. You may say it doesn’t matter but the truth is, those negative actions and reactions are already becoming part of your life style.
The Bible says: “And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” (2 Corinthians 6:15). If you dwell in God, you will remain Godly. If you meddle with the men of this world you can’t but be corrupted into sinful and worldly lust. Please be careful and don’t destroy the good life that God has created for you to enjoy. Who are your friends? Where lies the secret of your goings and comings? Are you being helped or being destroyed in that relationship? Is that guy or lady helping you to discover your God given assignment on earth or you’re on your way to regrets and shame due to your inability to see correctly? This is the time to decide on who you will follow. Jesus is your best friend and the Holy Spirit your greatest comforter. If you don’t have Jesus, or you are yet to be in a relationship with Him, you have cheated yourself and have been grossly deceived. Be wise! Choose the quality of your friendships and get the best out of that relationship.
Any ship that will not bring you to your desired destiny will either sink in the voyage of life and get your destiny and time wasted. Reject evil relationships and unholy communication. Get Jesus and get all you need for joy and fulfilment in life.
Happy New Month and God bless the remaining days of the year for you and your family. You will not live your years on earth in sorrow nor pains but your joy will be exceeding full. Shalom!!!
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Corinthians 3:17).
Read: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
The temple is a reserved place for worship, prayer and praise to the Almighty. It is therefore a rare and unique privilege to be called the temple of God as a believer in Christ. God dwells in His temple. He lives in the praises of His people. He hears His own from His temple. This connote that God resides in you, lives within you and ultimately praised through you continually. Halleluyah!
Your spirit, soul and body are very unique to God. You must therefore be careful of what you do with your temple. The activities within your temple will determine whether God is there or He has been chased out. God desires fellowship with man but the decision to retain His awesomeness is all yours.
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19).
You cannot misuse your body if you know it belongs to the Lord. The body is not only for earthly work, sin and corruption. It’s for God to dwell. If the Lord dwells truly in you, your life can never remain the same. In fact, if you are truly His temple as He desires, you will become a celebrity and never a pity on the earth.
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” (Romans 8:11).
What is going on in your temple? Can you boldly say God is there? Is your body not the habitation of sin and iniquity? Have you not sold your temple unto immorality and worldly pleasures? Some have so changed their temple that God even finds it difficult recognising it. It’s never of any advantage to make the place of God’s worship a den of lions or the cave of harlots. You need to search within yourself the reality of God’s presence in your life. If God lives in you fine but if not, you have endangered your life here on earth and the possibility of a place of abode in heaven after the close of the age.
“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Corinthians 3:17).
What are you doing with your temple? It’s either your temple is clean and holy through the word of God and prayers or it’s corrupted through worldly activities and evil communication. You need to check at every moment if God lives in you or not. Some are even possessed with devils without knowing. Some temple habour sin and iniquity and through this are listed for everlasting destruction. Some use their temple for gossip and all other evil works. If God dwells not in your temple you are not His own. Reject worldly activities today and allow God to reign and be worshipped through you.
Father, come into me and make my body your eternal sanctuary. Wash me and make me clean from all dirtiness of the flesh that corrupt and war against the soul.
By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi
Memorise: “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Read: 2 Corinthians 6:1-2
It’s not enough to continuously remember or recount your wasted years. The best action at a time like this is to sit with the Holy Spirit and request what should be done to regain all lost grounds. Sitting helplessly or crying endlessly for mercy is not the solution. The time left of your destiny should be for immediate action to get back all that the enemy has stolen from you through careless living, peer pressure and the deceitfulness of the devil. You can’t afford to wait any longer. You must wake up from your slumber.
You need to understand that the redemption of your soul qualifies you for the restoration of your lost grounds. You are not redeemed to be reduced. You are redeemed to get better and most especially to fit perfectly into God’s agenda for your destiny. If you have been deceived before, this is your time to hit back at the devil and recover all that he stole from you. Have you lost your pride as a lady or man? This is your set time to connect to God for immediate recovery. If you have gone so deep into erroneous teachings, the truth of His word is available and once you have found it, proclaim your freedom and run to God for eternal cover. Have you been used as an instrument in the hand of the devil? Maybe you were once lost in occultism, immoral living, assassination, armed robbery and what have you. Listen to me, the entrance of the word of God brings about your deliverance and liberation from the hold of darkness. It’s your time to proclaim the light of the word that you have received and put the devil to open shame. Be delivered from every bondage to satan and his works. Start claiming your sonship rights.
Beloved, you need a correct understanding of this present time. This is your set time. This is the only available moment for you to act. Act in faith and reclaim your lost glories. Go to your maker and request for all that you need so that you are not cheated in life. I’d like to tell you that it’s not too late for you. You can still earn that degree. It’s very possible for you to make that mark. You can still be married. True love can still be restored to that marriage. You can still be used of God. You are not a discarded vessel. Stop calling yourself names. See from the eyes of the spirit the provisions of God for you through salvation. Your destiny will never be wasted in Jesus name.
Consider Paul the Apostle. A chief among all sinners. He found grace but didn’t stop at that. He appropriated that available grace. “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. ” (Acts 9:6). Are you wasting the grace of God upon your life? What are you doing with the little time you have left here on earth? Wasting time or investing the time. You must not allow the enemies of your soul to prevail again.
“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
Everyday is God’s day. The day you are set is your day. Are you sure you are ready to take back your glory? Do you truly desire full restoration of your lost time and years? Do you wish to recover all that the enemy has stolen from you? Don’t keep quiet. Get back on your knees and go to God in prayer. Ask of Him and He will give you the nations for your inheritance.
“Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” (Psalm 2:8). Go and occupy that vacant seat in your local assembly. Get your hands into His assignment and be part of Jesus success team. Be reconciled to God. Don’t delay any further. Go for God and get the gold. Be careful of the life you live henceforth. The devil isn’t resting on his oars. He’s on duty 24/7. May he not gain access into your liberty again in Jesus mighty name. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8). You will never regret any time spent on earth again.
Father Lord, I’m set to recover my lost years. Restore me Lord into the center of your will.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:” (1 Peter 1:8).
Read: Galatians 5:22-23
The only source of joy for anyone on earth is the Holy Spirit. Gal.5:22. You can be joyful, happy, sad or sorrowful. As a believer in Christ Jesus, God’s wish and promise for you is joy unspeakable full of glory. You are not expected to experience mere earthly excitation. You are expected to emanate the Joy of the Lord every single day of your life. God wants you to rejoice eternally through Christ.
The circumstances of life can push you to heights you least imagine. You can be tossed to and fro as if there’s no hope for a better tomorrow. Issues of life may crowd your heart to a level that you begin to doubt the ability of God to sustain and deliver you. I have good news for you. There’s a friend in Jesus who turns situations around and restores hope to the hopeless. He gives help to the helpless, healing to the sick and life to the one called dead. Your story will soon change and your sorrow will be turned into joy and endless celebration.
Salvation is not the end of the journey. It’s just the start up call into the race to eternal bliss with God through Christ our Lord. You have a lot to do to harvest your kingdom heritage in Christ. One of such roles you must play is daily fellowship with the Holy Spirit. He’s the Spirit of truth and the only known comforter of them that come to God. You can never know the joy of the Lord unless you are baptised genuinely into a daily fellowship with the Spirit of God.
I know you have tried several options to stay joyful on earth but it appears they are not working. Sincerely speaking, those options won’t work. The more you try as a man the worse it becomes. The truth of the matter is this, nothing earthly can take the place of spiritual virtues. If God is the source, no other channel can ever produce same effect. Forget pretence and camouflage, you are either joyful through the doings of God in your life, or merely happy as a result of a few happenings in life that you witness.
No matter what we own, where we go, or what we do, nothing can give us true gratification but the presence of God. Money, trips, vacations, houses, furniture, clothes, open doors of opportunity, marriage, children, seeking divorce, running abroad without considering help that comes from above and many other blessings and events are all things that can certainly excite us and give us a degree of happiness for a period of time. All these will only create a temporary atmosphere of happiness which will eventually fade while joy is based on an internal assurance independent of outward circumstances. I can assure you, the issues of life will discourage you except you are truly filled with Holy Spirit. Your destiny won’t witness any satisfaction except God remains your source.
Your role in contacting this eternal joy of the Lord is not farfetched. Get into a sincere relationship with God, stay committed in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Feed your soul with the right words and reject the options of sin and wickedness. God will restore joy into your heart, marriage and pursuits. Don’t stay excited because of the things of this world; rather get connected to the source of joy through the Holy Spirit. You will rejoice for evermore. Amen
Whatsoever the world offers will produce momentary happiness. True joy is released from the presence of God through the Holy Spirit. Get His spirit connection and stay joyful for evermore.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8).
Read: Psalm 34:8-10
What you perceive about a meal is not enough to make conclusions about it. You need to take a bite in order to ascertain the reality of the aroma. You will be robbing yourself of the value and benefit in a meal if you stay at the aroma level only. You can’t get the best of the nutrition until you take time to eat and digest the meal. So is your relationship with God. Our God is not just a good God, He’s wonderful, marvellous, merciful and also gracious. You can only enjoy the best of God when you give diligence to partake in hearing, listening, obeying and doing His heavenly command.
“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8).
The tasting is in the obeying and doing of His command on earth. You don’t qualify for divine nourishment and benefits until you boldly move closer to God in total readiness to obey and do His will. You will see the goodness of the Lord as you begin to taste His word for your desired nourishment.
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” (James 1:25).
Your blessing won’t start at hearing but in doing His will.
You have access to kingdom benefits. It’s very possible for you to enjoy all that God has to offer humanity. The provisions of God are packaged and branded into salvation through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you have not surrendered you entire life unto Him, it will be difficult to taste how good and pleasant He is. Salvation qualifies you access into the supernatural. Holiness and sanctification are the keys to kingdom benefits. Without holiness no man shall see the Lord. Hebrew 12:14. You need to see God to taste God. You need His touch for your required deliverance and prosperity. You cannot continue wishing. You must be ready to obey in order to enjoy Him. You don’t enjoy your biological parents until you obey and do their wills. God wants to bless you. He wants to show you mercy and deliver you from the errors of your past. Come for a taste of His glory. Get involved in doing his counsels at such a time like this. You will begin to harvest the miraculous in Jesus mighty name.
I know you have tasted the world and it’s obvious you returned with disappointments, sorrow, regrets with your heart shattered and completely broken. The world has nothing to offer you but pain.
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” (1 John 2:16-17).
You can’t remain worldly and enjoy the best of God. All that God has to offer are present with Him at His table. Are you qualified to taste of His goodness and mercy? You can make yourself available unto divine benefits if you wish. Renounce the works of the flesh and follow the Creator of your soul. Rebuke the entrance of the devil into your life and begin to taste of the goodness of the Lord. You can’t taste Him and not be nourished. If you come near unto Him,you will be changed, transformed and renewed to enjoy all His kingdom benefits. Are you ready to taste and see how good the Lord is? The decision is yours!
The closer you are to God the better you become on earth. Don’t wait any longer. Come by faith, taste and see that the Lord is good.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11).
Read: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11
The life of a tree is very dependent on the depth of it root and also the availability of all required nourishment. Deep rooted trees are found to be stronger and with great adaptability to unpleasant weather and climatic conditions. If the root is correct, even when the tree is cut down, it shall sprout again and still take it rightful place within the jungle.
Starting is not enough, ending and finishing well is very important. Identifying with God through a heartfelt message or on a crusade ground is not the only expected nourishment that qualifies a soul for all round fulfilment on earth couple with a hope of eternal life with Christ at the close of the age. It’s expedient that you grow downward so that you can shoot upward without any impedance. The reason for the crash of many business, marriage and destiny is the inability of every party involved to take diligence in taking root downward for genuine nourishment required for growth and sustenance.
You cannot joke with your source neither can you relegate it. Your starting matters. Your root is key and the foundation of your destiny is forever relevant in your pursuit of excellence. God is our source of livelihood. The root of every man is the almighty. You can only get better on earth if you mind your root. If you will go far in life, you need to take diligence to tap from your source all the required ingredient for your growth provided such is a dependable root and foundation. A solid root will produce a strong a long standing tree. If your root and foundation is bad or faulty, the future is not certain and the beauty of that individual destiny will be greatly questionable.
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11).
Beloved, you can’t get a better foundation outside God. If you expect a glorious future, you need to check where your destiny is laid. Are you standing on the Solid rock or mere sand? It will be very sad a story at the end if all your struggles on earth carry no eternal value. You can only have a good life if you have a viable source. If your root and foundation is corrupt, your destiny will be subject to several disturbances and you can never be assured of total, peace, joy and longevity.
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).
How did you start this journey you are running? Who is your source and how are you building your marital and financial destiny? Is your marriage built on genuine trust, love and godliness? You can only enjoy steady growth and peace if you have the God kind of foundation. Beloved! Your Root Matters. If you can’t boast of God as the captain of your ship, the success of your voyage is not in view. You need to sit yourself down first and reconsider your ways. You must get back to God as a matter of urgency to repair and rebuild your destiny from the source. God is your only solution if your foundation has been destroyed. Don’t apply any human solution to those issues in your marriage, be careful of your adviser and friends. If you didn’t recognise God at the start, you need to get Him involve now except you are expecting a total crash tomorrow. If you have lobbied your way into greatness, your root is corrupt. If your relationship was based on mere emotional and sinful dictates, your foundation is corrupt. If all you enjoy today are proceeds of occultism and gross darkness, your glorious ending is not in view. If you are planning that journey without considering God you are simply working towards eternal regret in the nearest future. Mind your root. Let God be your source and foundation. Build on this foundation godly virtues that produce excellence, success and sustenance. Don’t be adamant to wise and Godly counsel. Retrace your steps and get God in all you do. May you not suffer regrets and pains at last.
Father, deliver my journey in life from ungodly and faulty foundations. Repair me O Lord from the root and make me what You want me to be.
By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi
Memorise: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8).
Read: Ephesians 2:5-9
Our most high God is a God of all possibilities. With Him, the Bible says, nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37). Several cases on earth may be termed closed by man but our God has the final say because He knows the end from the beginning. You cannot compare God with man and it’s a hard thing for a natural man to understand the secret of divine workings and possibilities.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14).
The world tells you that the case is closed and the door is forever locked. God says lift up your heads o ye gates and be lifted up ye everlasting doors. The king of glory wants to come in – Psalm 24:7. The world tells you any opportunity lost cannot be regained but your God says He will give you double honour for your shame.
“For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.” (Isaiah 61:7).
You can regain your lost grounds. Your lost glory, fame, victory and success can be restored unto you. There’s no room for impossibility with our God! What are you looking for? What exactly is missing in your life, marriage, pursuits and career? What is it that the devil has stolen? The devil has come to steal, kill and destroy. It’s possible your joy is gone, maybe there’s no peace in your marriage again because the enemy of your home has stolen the heart of your husband and enticed him into immoral living and drunkenness. It’s possible you now see sickness instead of good health. God will search them all out. He will locate all that the enemy has stolen and restore them in a better and perfect state. See what God has to say concerning you in Joel 2:25:
“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” (Joel 2:25).
Your lost job will be restored. God will bring back peace into your marriage. You will no longer be called barren nor sick. Your husband will retrace his steps home. You will regain your lost marital relationship through the help of the Holy Spirit. God is set to do a new thing in your life. Though lost, you shall be found. Your soul will come back to God and you shall be healed of backsliding.
Believe God for restoration and also trust Him for the miraculous. He says: “Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” (Psalm 2:8). You part in this business is to search your lost glory out. Ask and you will receive – Matthew 7:7. You have been quiet enough. Trust Him for your desired restoration and never doubt. When your friends says it’s over and it’s becoming obvious that all hope is lost, say unto your God, it shall be possible. Very very soon, I prophesy into your life, every of your goodness and divine benefit which the enemy has stolen shall be found and restored miraculously. You shall rejoice again!
You need to search out. Don’t wait to waste. Go for what the enemy has stolen in your home, business, health and destiny. Get them restored through God. Be encouraged!
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:16).
Read: Psalm 91:11-16
The word of God is forever settled. The only way to live and fulfil destiny is to act on the written and spoken word of God. The Word of God is the only truth available for the deliverance of man. If you have His word, your life will definitely bless your world. Anyone living in ignorance of the word of God is dead while he lives. The first deliverance you need is to be delivered from ignorance of what God is saying about your life. If you miss what he says about you, you have missed what it takes to be on earth and that’s more dangerous than physical death.
“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.” (Psalm 118:17).
The only reason God is keeping you is because you are created to proclaim His goodness on earth. Your sole purpose on earth is to give God pleasure. You are not here to pressurise God with your needs and what you lack. You are alive today because there are yet so many purposes of God that you must fulfil. Who said you will not live long? Who is that strong man tormenting your life and trying to frustrate God’s grace over your life? Such a one is ignorant of the counsel of God for you. You are here for a purpose and you will fulfil that purpose. Once you identify with the Lord in spirit and in truth, your longevity is secured and your days on earth shall be gloriously lived.
This is what the Lord says:
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18).
The Keys are with your God. Therefore fear not! Don’t be afraid of that sickness, the Lord will heal you! Don’t be afraid of the arrows of the wicked they shall do you no harm. The Lord is with you as a mighty and terrible one.
God is keeping you for a glorious reason. Don’t abuse the grace to sleep and wake up. It’s not a function of your health, balanced diet or medications. It’s just because God has you in His plans. “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.” (Psalm 3:5). You can only die spiritually and physically when you refuse to acknowledge the grace of our Lord upon your life. If you waste His grace, you will be wasted on the earth. When grace is absent, spiritual death will be inevitable.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8).
If you want to live long, embrace divine grace that brings salvation. If you’ll like to be glad continually on the earth, receive the Lord into your heart by faith, and the grace to live in joy and peace will be released unto you. You can’t be sure of a good and long life if your life is not in the hand of God. Be careful who controls your heart. The owner of your heart equally owns your life. If it’s God who owns your heart, you can go ahead and rejoice and be at peace because With long life will He satisfy you, and show you His salvation. But if your destiny is being controlled by the cares of this life and worldly dictates, you need to run to Jesus for salvation and be ultimately delivered from demonic manipulations and untimely death. God loves you.
Father, please open my eyes to see Your provision for my long and prosperous stay on earth. Don’t allow me to be wasted by sin and the devil. I will live to give You pleasure and not pressure. Thank You Jesus!
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21).
Read: James 1: 19-22
If there’s anytime in life that you need to be very careful, it’s when you have to take a decision between two options. Weighing options between two or more opinions is not an easy task. A natural man will play 50-50 when confronted with the options of life. I remember the case some years ago of separating siamese twins. The doctors, after several tests announced to them, “this operation is either for life or death”. The so-called natural experts could not ascertain the survival of the twins. They eventually died in the process.
Danger looms when you are hasty in taking decisions in the midst of several options. If you are not very careful, you may expose your destiny, business, marriage plans and even your life to a high risk that can either make or mar your stay on earth! God said through Prophet Isaiah:
“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” (Isaiah 28:16).
Your decision to do or not to do, will form the foundation of your journey in life. Where you find yourself now is the result of your decisions in recent past. It’s very easy at times to say either “YES” or “NO” especially when confronted with the issues of life. These simple answers can either multiply your gain or increase your pain on the earth. You need to be very careful.
There are two voices controlling the destiny of a man on the earth. You either listen to God for prosperity and success or you heed the voice of the devil for eternal sorrow and regret. If you heed Godly suggestion, good for you but if through lust and impatience you are enticed to listen to demonic counsel your results will announce your pains.
For a user of this devotional, the Lord has a word for your total deliverance and prosperity. You only need a hearing ear to capture what God has to say about your destiny and seeing eyes to behold the way charted for your out of your confused state. If you won’t get God’s counsel over this issue of your life, you may miss it eternally. If God is not allowed in, the devil will take over. One of the moments you must not joke with is a time like this when you are confused with options in life.
“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:4-5).
You need to trust the word of God and His divine wisdom if you don’t want to run into error and run in vain.
The voice of the Lord is your best and only choice. If you are a true son, your father should have the final say in decisions concerning your life. Pains and regrets are the rewards of bastards. You can’t ignore Godly counsel and direction and not return with shame and reproach. The calamity of several young men and women today was their decision to ignore God and do it their own way.
Are you confused? Seek Godly counsel, get what God has to say to you in His word. Are you about taking a step in destiny? Wait and ask the Lord. Listen to this:
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21).
Your decision must align with the word of God if you want to be successful and prosperous in life and ministry. You can’t afford to stay with a sinner in a relationship and expect a glorious marriage. You’re only fooling yourself. When you are wrong you are wrong. If your steps in life aren’t right stop the journey and redirect them. If your decision is outside of God’s counsel drop it. Don’t allow the enemy of your soul to waste your years on earth.
“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.” (Jeremiah 29:11).
God is thinking about you. Don’t live in that confused state. Start a relationship with God to get His thoughts & will concerning your moves. Don’t jump into conclusion with that business partner of yours. Many landed in jail because of fraudulent transactions. You will not destroy your future through evil counsel and impatience in Jesus mighty name.
Father Lord, please speak to me. I’m ready to hear what You have for me in the midst of all these. I reject confusion in Jesus mighty name.