SONGS OF VICTORY- KEY TO EVANGELISM: 2018 RCCG EVANGELISM WEEKEND

The Evangelism Weekend is a national program of RCCG, aimed to win more souls to the Lord and train the counsellors on evangelism strategy and follow up. This year’s edition was a four day program from Thursday, March 15th to Sunday, March 18th, 2018. Below is a breakdown of the list of activities that took place: 

DAY 1 – Thursday, 15th March, was an exposition on the theme – Songs of Victory: Key to Evangelism with bible text from Romans 7:12 – 25 anchored by Bro. ‘Doyin Adebisi. The service was attended by 90 people

DAY 2 – On Friday, 16th March, ‘Abjoye: The King Maker’ was shown in the church auditorium with 84 people in attendance. This Mount Zion Film Production is an epic movie set in a modern world where a traditionalist elderly man visits his son’s family in the USA. This results in explosive conflicts between beliefs in his traditional religion and the Pentecostal faith of his son’s family. The movie taught practical evangelism strategies.

SILENCING THE VOICES OF THE ENEMIES (PART 2) (Psalm 55:1 – 3, 23).

WHO IS AN ENEMY?

An enemy is –
A. Any power assigned to sabotage the assignment of heaven for your life.
B. Any power that is unhappy about your progress.
C. Any power that resents your power to increase and be celebrated.
D. Any power that is assigned to kill your potentials (like sickness).
E. Any power that strengthens what God wants to remove from your life.

CATEGORIES OF VOICES OF THE ENEMY:
I. Audible Voice – There are two kinds of this voice:
a. Audible voice that everybody around will hear.
b. Audible voice that only the hearer can hear.
II. Inaudible Voice – This is a voice that propels your destiny without your knowledge. It scares people away from you without you knowing. Examples are:
a. The voice of the coven (a synagogue of witches and wizards).
b. The voice of polygamous affliction.
c. The voice of ‘you-will-never …’

Every voice has its power, meaning and expression. The voice you obey determines your destiny. Listening to the right voice is a master key to success and breakthrough, while listening to the wrong voice is a recipe for disaster. Most of the persons who commit suicide hear strange voices.
To silence the voices of the enemies you need:
1. The key of wisdom (Exodus 35:31).
2. The Key of Violent Prayers.
3. The Key of Holiness and Sanctification (1 Timothy 6:12).

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Wisdom, and you need Him in order to deal with the power of satan. In spiritual warfare, the Spirit of Wisdom tells you when to speak and when to keep quiet. The Spirit of Wisdom also helps you to choose the weapon of battle to adopt per warfare (2 Chronicles 20:15-22).

The Spirit of Wisdom will help you to identify your enemies, and He will also help you to identify which gifts to receive and reject. Joshua conquered all his enemies because he was filled with the Spirit of Wisdom (Deuteronomy 34:9). May God grant you wisdom in Jesus name.
However, if you are not born again, you cannot stop hearing the voices of the enemies. A life of holiness is a weapon; and education does not stop the voices of the enemies from controlling your life.

May you not hear any mysterious voice that will turn you into a nuisance and servant of satan in Jesus name.
During the service, 142 peoples’ lives received a touch of transformation and grace to change their world; while God performed surgery on a woman, who was slated for surgery, and 9 people became born again. This extended service, which lasted nearly 4 hours, also featured impartation for women who sought the fruit of the womb.
With 49 first-timers, attending the April edition would be wise.

PRAYER POINTS:
1. Father! Everywhere I have lost my glory, Lord help me locate it now!
2. (Shout ‘Jesus’ and ‘Holy Ghost’ 7 times each) Whatever I have lost, Holy Ghost locate it now!
3. Father! Every satanic voice mentioning my name for evil, in the Mighty name of Jesus, catch fire!!!
In the name of Jesus, God will use your life as a demonstration of His goodness in Jesus name.

CITY OF REFUGE ZONE HOLDS EVANGELISM RETREAT

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 RCCG City of Refuge Zone hosted Regional Evangelist, Pastor Samuel Macdallys for a special service tagged “HEAVEN & HELL” from 6 pm with the choir leading praise and worship.
Afterwards, Pastor Ojo (RCCG Open Heaven Area) mounted the pulpit for the opening prayer and introduced Pastor Macdallys for the night’s ministration.
Pastor Macdallys is the Regional Evanglist for RCCG Region One and his sermon was ocused on ‘HEAVEN’ with bible texts – Isaiah 66:1, Revelation 12:7, Genesis 1:1, John 8:32, Exodus 15:26, Jeremiah 11:37, and Isaiah 57:15. The Evangelist asked the audience if they were prepared to go to heaven, if Jesus came that night; urging all to have such mindset. He asserted that heaven and hell exists, and everyone has to work out their salvation, individually, with fear and trembling to go to heaven.
He emphasized that these were the end times and stated the conditions for entering heaven:
1. You must be born again (John 3:3).
2. You must be sanctified, because it helps you to life holy (John 17:17).
Pastor Macdallys ended his ministration with an altar call that brought about 45 new converts. There were 312 people in attendance that night, with 22 being first timers.

MARCH 2018 TESTIMONIES

VICTORY DESPITE ALL
2016 was a glorious and bitter year for my family. First, we lost my brother, then my father lost a vehicle, but little did I know that the Lord was taking us to a better place. These incidents beclouded us so much that we felt that the whole world was coming down on us. Towards the end of the year, my brother was hospitalised. At this point, I was so bitter (in my heart) that I did not even see what God was doing. At our house, there was a particular Muslim man who was always on our toes. We kept on having quarrels day and night. It was so much that we frequently visited the police station for settlement. However, I kept on praying the God who chased the Egyptians into the red sea to help us overcome. One morning, as I came out to sweep, this man brought a kettle and poured water all over me. He then started chanting some Arabic words. I wanted to respond but the Holy Spirit said I should keep quiet. That week God brought that man to nought; He (God) buried him without us even knowing. In the same year, God brought us out of that house, and took us to the promise land. I bless the Lord God almighty!
Sis. P. F.

MIRACULOUS HEALINGS
After the Christmas break, on my way back to resume at my place of primary assignment (for NYSC), I was involved in an accident from which I sustained injuries, but the pains did not last a week. Secondly, I am thanking God for healing me of a strange boil. It was so painful that I could feel the pain in my brain. My sister and I woke up to pray on a certain night and she suggested that I tie the handkerchief Daddy Go prayed on during the last Holy Ghost Congress. I did, and when woke up the next morning, the pain had gone but the boil was still there. I told myself that if the pain could go with just one, I would use the other handkerchiefs. I took all three and tied them together; then I prayed and went to bed. The next day, the boil opened by itself and the pus came out. I learnt to pray three prayer points when I joined this church: God gave us the covenant of life, the fragrance of favour is all around me and that money will meet money in my hands. These prayer points have worked for me. God is indeed faithful even to the faithless!
Sis. C. N.

DIVINE UPLIFTMENT AND DILIVERANCE
God has favoured my family in the Nigerian Armed Forces. My husband had been eligible for a particular position in the force since 2016 but he was always denied, we discovered that this post was given to Muslims and northerners. In 2017, He called to inform me that we should start praying as he was applying again. I called a few brethren and we began to pray. On a fateful morning in December, he called to say that the list was out and his name was not included. I was heartbroken, even some of his junior officers were selected for the position. He only said that if it was the will of God for him, he would be given the post. I was about going out and the Holy Spirit told me to go back inside to pray and I did. I prayed that this position is the food for God’s child and it should not be given to dogs, I told God that if my husband name would not be included then the list must be cancelled. Lo and behold, around 6:30pm, he called to say that the initial list was cancelled and on the new list, his name came first, and the position was approved of immediately. Secondly, I got a new maid, as usual I anointed her and prayed for her with the handkerchiefs we brought from the Holy Ghost Congress. After a few weeks, we discovered, she (maid) was having some strange feelings; anytime I pray in my room, she would be making all sorts of noises. On the third Sunday in February, Pastor said, “some people will leave your life don’t beg them to stay.” We came back from church that evening and discovered she was nowhere to be found, so we reported her missing to the authorities. The next day, a neighbour alerted us to a farm, where we found her not in the best of conditions (she looked like a mad person). When she was questioned, she said that she was not comfortable living with me because I use to pray and fast. I thank God because she was unable to perpetrate any evil in my house before she left. Praise God!
Mrs. M.

VINDICATED AND PROMOTED
I want to thank God for promoting me at my place of work and I received all my benefits, after acting for two years. Last September, a group of drivers conspired against me at my workplace because I disciplined one of them. They made allegations against me that nearly cost me my job, but God took control and vindicated me after all investigations. I bless the name of the Lord for his faithfulness!
Bro A. S.

PRAYER ANSWERED
Since the beginning of the 50 days fast, I had been telling God that I needed a new job; and He answered my prayer and gave me a new Job. Praise the Lord!
Bro. F. O.

EVIL VOICE SILENCED AND DISGRACED
Before I got married, a strange voice was always telling me that I would never give birth in life and it always came very strong, then I realised that I was already sinking into it and believing it. I got to know that this is not the promise of God for my life and started countering it anytime it came. I got married last March and to the glory of God, nine months after God gave us a baby girl. I thank God for silencing the voice of the devil over my life. I also appreciate God for safe delivery and divine protection throughout the pregnancy. Hallelujah!
Mrs. A.

SAVED FROM ACCIDENT
I thank God for His mercy. Two weeks ago, on my way from work, I wanted to cross the road. I had crossed the first lane waiting for the second. I ensured there were no more cars coming. As I stepped on the road, I didn’t know where this Motorbike (Okada) came from, the next things I know that I fell down and I heard voices saying, “the okada did not even stop,” I wanted to get up but my heart was very heavy. All I could do was raise my hand to beckon for help. I thank God that there were no oncoming vehicles while I was seated on the road. People came and helped me across the road. I bless the Lord because He has been so good to me. I want to appreciate God for our Pastor because he asked us to pray that we will be at the right place at the right time. Thank God I prayed. I also appreciate God for giving my family a very big breakthrough. Praise the Lord!
Anonymous

BREAKTHROUGH AND DELIVERANCE SERVICE TESTIMONIES
I want to thank God for providing my husband with another job after he resigned since 2016. In addition, during the cross-over service my family had just ₦1,000 left and we brought it to church for offering. This week, my husband sold a property worth ₦32million, of which we will receive 5% from both the buyer and seller. –Anonymous
I praise the Lord for dissolving 3 seeds of fibroid in my body, for divine provision and deliverance from spirit husband. – Anonymous
On February 2017, I contracted an autoimmune blood disease called Hives. Unfortunately, it persisted from the acute stage to chronic Hives and the fatal stage (Angioedema), after several months. In December, I was healed of this affliction and shame. Praised be the Lord. During this same week, God answered my prayers for a life partner. – Anonymous
My elder brother fell sick and was taken to the psychiatric hospital at Yaba, Lagos. While he was there, he was given an injection to make him sleep, but after my mum returned from getting his things from home, he was missing. We searched the hospital and the neighbouring streets, but he wasn’t found. I ran to pastor as soon as I heard, and he asked me to bring an anointing oil and my brother’s full name. He prayed over the oil and his name, and that evening my brother walked into the house by himself. Praise God! – Anonymous.
I first attended BDS in March, 2017 after I lost my job on March 6th, 2017. I came and Pastor mentioned my case and to the glory of God, I got two jobs between May and December, 2017. Praise the Lord! – A. O.
During a BDS a while ago, pastor prophesized that 2 people, who were expecting phone calls, would receive them. I received a call a few days in the office for salary negotiation from an interview I had earlier with a new company. I have since moved to the new company with more than double my former salary. Pastor also said that he saw a family relocating abroad in a BDS a while back, shortly afterwards I received a scholarship to study physics (M.Sc. & PhD) in Chicago, Illinois with tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. I was given the privilege to come with my wife. Glory to God.
Praise God. I had an education fair to go to with my mum. Unknown to me, my mum was praying in the car. I had been praying for admission into a university abroad. As soon as I got to the table for a university in Ireland, the lady said I will give you an admission in 5 days; and I received my admission letter in less than 4 days. – Sis. A. O.
In 2015, my family needed a financial breakthrough so I prayed that God would change my husband’s job to a better paying one. I was also jobless then. But, I realized that my husband loved the job, so I prayed that God should elevate him at his place of work. All glory to God, in just 2 years, my husband has been promoted twice and He (God) has blessed me with a source of living.
God has restored my family’s finances and I now own my own business. God has broken every yoke of delay in my family. I give all the glory to God.
I thank God for helping me in my exam yesterday. – Bro. I.
I thank God for blessing me with a baby boy. – Anonymous
I thank God for the safe delivery of my sister-in-law’s bouncing baby boy. I return all the glory to God Almighty. – Sis. B.
God gave me a future partner after so many years of waiting and trusting Him. – Anonymous

MONTH OF DIVINE REVELATION AND GREAT IDEAS – GENESIS 22:11-13

As usual, I welcome you to a new month, the month of March, the third month of the year which represents Trinity. May God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit abide with you and all your household this month. May the Joy of the Lord be your strength in all you do and the ever shining Glory of the Lord rest upon you and overshadow you and your entire household this month in Jesus Name.
The theme (Divine Revelation and Great Ideas) is reflective of what God will accomplish in your life this month. Divine revelation connotes the divine leading of God to open our eyes to see God’s vision, His plans and purpose for your life this month. The Bible passage (Genesis 22:11 – 13) illustrates the importance of the divine leading of God and revelation of His divine intention.
The following principles of the scriptures as illustrated in the passage will help you understand how God leads:

I. Move When God Says Move.
“And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.” (Genesis 22:1 – 3).
In the passage you will discover that Abraham did not argue with God, as most of us do. God is omniscient (He knows all things). The Bible says – “His ways are not our ways and thoughts not our thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8).
Obedience, this month, is better than sacrifice.

II. When you obey God, He will always go ahead of you to make all crooked paths straight.
“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:” (Isaiah 45:2).

III. Before God asks you to go He has already made provisions for your need.
“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.” (Genesis 22:13).
It is my prayer that the Lord will provide for your needs and that of your entire household this month in Jesus Name.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Thank God and give Him praise for the privilege He has given you to see another month.
2. Ask God to cleanse you and wash you with His Blood as you embark on a journey into a new month. No power of sin will have dominion over you this month.
3. Father, please let me hear You and give me the grace to obey Your commandments this month in Jesus Name.
4. Father, please go ahead of me this month and make all crooked places straight for me in Jesus Name
5. I decree and declare in the mighty name of Jesus that there shall be provisions for me in all areas of life before the needs arise in Jesus Name.

Shalom