BE WISE! LEARN FROM OTHERS

The Bible recommends that you follow those who have obtained what you are striving to obtain. These are those who are examples, whom you respect, who have the kind of testimonies you desire. One of the recommended ways is going through the materials of others’ life story.

Proven ways to learn and make a difference in your family today.

  1. Study and Learn from Biographies: The Bible says: “Now all these things happened unto them for example: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world’s are come” (1 Cor. 10:11). One major way of being “Followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” is through their biographies. These could be in form of a printed book, an electronic book, audio recording or video. A biography is the life story of a person written by someone else. As a wife, it is important for you to learn to study the biographies of others; especially wives who have excelled and thus have inherited the promises.

Why biographies?

They provide examples to learn from because the secrets of men are in their stories. You must understand the secret of learning from examples if you want to get to God’s destination for your life. History has a way of always repeating itself – negatively or positively. There are biblical and contemporary biographies for you to learn from. The Bible is full of stories of those who lost out of their destinies and those who made full proof of it. A few of them include: Gehazi, Elisha’s servant and heir apparent to the great unction and anointing upon Elisha’s life and ministry. Unfortunately, he lost it all to covetousness (2 Kings 5:20-27). Instead of becoming an anointed minister, he ended up as a notable leper.

Judas was one Jesus’ twelve disciples. Like the others, he walked and dined with the Lord, but ended up betraying him due to covetousness (Matt. 26:14-16). He did not only end up a loser on earth, but he will also spend eternity in hell because he did not repent before taking his own life. He ended in shame.

Delilah – in Judges 16: 1-21, the Bible gives record of a lady that could have married God’s servant and probably become one of the most referenced wives. But she gave in to covetousness and sexual sin. She became an instrument in the hands of the devil and she was not spared. She died alongside those that sent her.

David, the man after God’s heart: “with his whole heart he danced for the Lord” (2 Samuel 6:14).  He was a generous giver. He single-handedly provided all that was needed for the building of the temple. Due to his constant enquiry from God, he never lost any battle. When he was caught up in sin, he cried out for help and he was forgiven (2 Samuel 12:13). He maintained his position in the heart of God, and God established his throne forever (2 Samuel 7:16).

When you study the lives of those who have gone ahead of you, you will be able to learn from them and avoid their pitfalls. In our contemporary world today, there are examples of men and women that are worth emulating. Find out about successful ministries and their wives, look out for their secrets, follow these secrets and you will become the next success story. You can’t become a story until you acquaint yourself with the stories of others who have obtained a good report. “Those who don’t have references, never become a reference.” This is true! One tree never makes a forest. Every man that is now a reference has had to identify with several references of men at some point. The Bible says, “Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him” Isaiah 51:1-2. As you look unto God, the rock from whence ye are hewn, you are also to look unto your father Abraham. You are not to look only unto God but also unto the fathers who have gone ahead of us in the race. As you look at their lives, you are able to interpret the scriptures correctly and to see farther. Wisdom demands that you stand on the shoulders of those who have gone ahead of you, and their stories are invaluable assets in achieving yours. Your place will only be secured by the degree of illumination you carry. Time is precious and it is irrecoverable. Instructions are the pathways of wisdom. As you study the lives of those who have already inherited the promises, it becomes easy to wisely avoid mistakes that they made and pick instructions from what they did right.

Please be aware: you must be discreet enough not to take everything you read or hear hook, line and sinker, rather apply wisdom in knowing what to learn and what to unlearn by avoiding their mistakes. I personally take delight in reading biographies of ministers and ministers’ wives, especially those who have been in full time pulpit preaching ministry. For instance, I have read books written by and the biographies of great men and women of God like Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye, late Pastor (Mrs.) Bimbo Odukoya among others. Remember, for you to see brighter, you need the shoulders of those who have gone before you. One major way of doing this is by reading their biographies. You can take advantage of this truth.

SHINING LIGHT 2 (MARK 5: 15- 16, ISAIAH 60:1)

The moment you declare Christ as your Lord and personal saviour, you become a carrier of the light (John 1:4). It is one thing to be the light and it is another thing to shine. You don’t have the light to keep in your closet, it is meant to reflect and radiate for people around you to see. It is possible for light to be there and not shine.

LEVELS OF SHINING

To shine means ‘ARISE and WALK’; and if you are walking, ‘RUN’; if you are running, ‘FLY’; and if you are flying, ‘SOAR’. The light should reflect and not introduced because a shining light excels and doesn’t struggle. Whatever is stopping you from shinning is destroyed today in the name of Jesus.

CHARACTERISTICS OF LIGHT

  1. Brightness
  2. Temperature
  3. Colour (Beauty)

As a child of God, you are not only a carrier of His glory, you are also a carrier of the LIGHT of His glory. During the service, 4 people became carriers of this LIGHT by giving their lives to Christ, while 13 persons were in attendance for the first time to the glory of God.

PRAYER POINTS

  1. Father! The original me You created, let me manifest by fire!
  2. Father! Every glory robber and destiny manipulator assigned to me, separate us by fire!
  3. Father! Any structure erected to cover my light, collapse and scatter in Jesus name.
  4. Holy Ghost fire! (7 times) Every market anywhere trading the souls of men, consume them now!

The Breakthrough and Deliverance Service is a Divinely-appointed program used to deliver the people and usher them into higher realms of breakthrough. It will be coming up later this month, whatever happens …DO NOT MISS IT.

 

FEBRUARY 2019 TESTIMONIES

SUCCESSFUL SURGERY & EXAMINATION

In January, my wife put to bed safely but after the naming ceremony we discovered that the baby had some medical complications that required surgery. Our baby went to the theatre and came out alive. He is well and is doing great. Secondly, I have been struggling with my ICAN professional exams for some years now and in 2018, I told God I must complete the program that same year. I wrote the November diet of the exam and I felt that I did not do very well. During the December 2018 PRAISE YE THE LORD Service, I told my wife we have prayed enough over the matter and it was now time to praise the Lord over it. We sat in front row praising God throughout the service, despite my wife being heavily pregnant. The result eventually came out on Jan. 15th but I was scared to check. A friend suddenly called me and said congratulations! You are now a chartered accountant. I give God all the glory.

Bro. D.

MOURNING AVERTED

I thank God that I am not at home mourning my first child. He was involved in a ghastly car accident at Akowonjo Round-About on Friday. I thank God that he is alive and well today. I have come to return all the glory to God. Praise the Lord!

Sis. A. S.

COMPLETE HEALING

When my daughter was born, she had to be transfused with blood 24 hours later because she had a minor issue with her rhesus factor. The procedure was quite long but God took total control and she was fine afterwards. Ever since, she has been hale and hearty, and we have not had any cause to visit the hospital. And to the glory of God, she clocked one yesterday. Praise the Lord!

Bro. K. S.

SUCCESSFUL SURGERY AND CEREMONY

Towards the end of 2018, we lost our Dad, and the burial ceremony was held on Dec. 28th. I want to appreciate God for granting everyone who came for the ceremony journey mercies and also for making the ceremony a success. God indeed manifested Himself even as we gathered to thank Him at the end of the day. Secondly, in Jan. 2019, my sister informed me that she was going to undergo goiter surgery; and the devil reared his ugly head. She had been induced and wheeled into the theatre, but after some time the doctor wheeled her out and said he couldn’t perform the surgery because the surgery might not be successful for several reasons. Eventually she started bleeding from her nose and mouth without any cut and the operation was rescheduled for the next Tuesday. She waited but nobody called her to come to the hospital and it dawned on us that the devil was out for battle. She was later called on Wednesday, and the surgery was done and it was successful. The Lord took absolute control. After the surgery, she then narrated how patients in two other rooms had died. I give God all the glory that we did not have any cause to mourn in the new year. May His name be highly praised in Jesus name!

Sis. J. O.

DIVINE BLESSING & HEALING ALL THE WAY

I want to appreciate God for my family. Since He gave us a child, the boy has been a source of tremendous blessing to my family. I once came to testify of how God terminated a series of miscarriages (4 times) and gave me a miracle baby. I really want to appreciate God for that. During the Nov. Breakthrough and Deliverance Service, I invited my sick father-in-law and told him to believe God for his healing. He had been diagnosed with so many chronic sicknesses. I was just praying that God would locate him in the midst of the crowd and suddenly Pastor went towards where he sat and stopped. He took him by the hand and lead him to the alter and told him that he was healed and ever since, he has been healed. I want to appreciate God for terminating the plan of the enemy over my father-in-law’s life. I give all the glory to God!

Bro. T. A.

SAFE DELIVERY

My daughter-in-law was due to deliver last month. She called me and I encouraged her that she should decree upon herself that she would deliver safely just like the Hebrew women. I told her to inform me when they got to the hospital so we could join them in prayers. I prayed with them at the hospital and not long, about two hours later, I heard the cry of the baby and also saw the baby via the internet. I just want to thank God for His mercies and faithfulness over me and my family. Praise the Lord!

Sis. L. O.

BLESSINGS THROUGH OBEDIENCE

During the one of the past BDS, Pastor called the kingdom partners for a meeting and I joined them unknowing. Ever since, the Holy Spirit had been laying it strongly in my heart to join the group. After Jan BDS, I joined them and upon getting to my shop that Saturday, customers kept coming buy things as if one had opened a tap of water. It was like the blessings had already started coming when I had not even dropped the money. As if that was not enough, I started receiving bank credit alerts from my brothers and sisters without asking any of them. God has been so faithful, ever since that Saturday I kept receiving alerts and I know how much I have in my account now. Praise the Lord!

Sis. S. O.

THE DEVIL FAILED

I was involved in an accident last month. My car was stuck in between two fully loaded container trucks. The car at my back had a failed break and hit my car, sandwiching it in between both trucks. We were about five in the car and we all came out of the car without a scratch, alive and well. As soon as I got out, I was just laughing and the people around me wondered why. It’s because the devil has failed. Praise the Lord!

Bro. S. I.

GOD IS FAITHFULL

In Jan., while people were complaining about the month being hard, it was indeed one of my best months. My husband and I celebrated our birthdays and our wedding anniversary. On New Year Day, my husband bought me a small car. However, the devil wanted to destroy the car but he came late. In the space of a few minutes, a learner-driver hit my car and drove into my shop. But I thank God that no life was lost and everything that was damaged have been repaired including my car. Everything has returned to normal. I just want to bless the name of the Lord.

Mrs. F. A.

SAFE DELIVERY & BLESSINGS DESPITE ODDS

I want to appreciate God for the safe delivery of my baby in Nov. 2018. In the course of the pregnancy, the doctor told us after a scan that the baby was not well positioned and might have to deliver through a caesarean section. However, I prayed that she had a normal delivery for our first child and would do the same for this second child in Jesus name. And within 2 weeks, the baby’s position returned to normal. The Lord also enabled my family and I to travel abroad. And last year, we were able to move to our own house. I really appreciate the name of the Lord for these.

Bro. A. B. A.

GOD IS HERE!

From the day I stepped into this church, it has been one testimony after the other and I was telling my sister that it seems those who have been worshipping here do not know the grace they are under. Three months after I started attending this this church, I got promoted in my office. I also gained admission for my Master’s degree, which I had been struggling to get. Sometimes last year, I had a dream that Pastor Olukoyede picked an orange among those that were on the table and asked me to take it, I did and after that he left. I was about to follow him when he said that I should go back and pick all the oranges on the table, they were so much, and I did so. A month later, I was transferred at my work place to a much better place and since it’s been awesome. The financial favour I have been receiving since then has been awesome. I also want to thank God for healing my sister. The devil really came for her last year ready to fight but the Lord defeated him. She started having this severe heart palpitations, it was so bad she had to move to the family house for adequate care. I kept praying for her, and during the BDS services I would use myself as a point of contact to her, and God took over. She has not experienced such since the beginning of this year. May the name of the Lord be glorified for He has done these grate things for me and my family.

Anonymous

1 February, 2019.

HOLY GHOST SERVICE AT REDEMPTION CAMP (7PM)

3 February, 2019.

THANKSGIVING AND ANOINTING SERVICES (8AM & 10AM)

COMMUNION (5PM)

5 February, 2019.

DIGGING DEEP (6:30PM – 8PM)

6 February, 2019.

PRAYER BAND MEETING (6:30PM – 7:30PM)

7 February, 2019.

FAITH CLINIC (6:30PM – 8PM)

9 February, 2019.

GOOD WOMEN PRAYER MEETING (7 – 9PM)

YOUTH PRAYER MEETING (7 – 9PM)

10 February, 2019.

EVANGELISM (7AM)

FIRST SERVICE (8AM)

SECOND SERVICE (10AM)