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PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2021 BY PASTOR TIMOTHY OGUNYEMI

PRAYER POINTS FOR FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2021 BY PASTOR TIMOTHY OGUNYEMI

PRAY WITH (PSALM 18)


1. Worship Him with a song in spirit and in truth.

2. Oh Lord, give me grace to be outstanding.

3 . Father, make me ten times better than I am right now in Jesus' name.

4 . Power assigned to waste my efforts, be wasted in Jesus' name.

5 . Whosoever is denying me of my portion, my Father, terrify them in Jesus' name.

6. I repent of any way I have opened the door to evil in my life in Jesus' name.

7. I rescue my destiny from the hand of the oppressors in Jesus' name.

 

YORUBA TRANSLATION:


KOKO ADURA FUN 21/01/21 GBADURA PELU ORIN DAFIDI 18 

1. Fiyin Fun pelu orin ninu emi ati ninu otito.

2. Oluwa, fun mi ni ore-ofe lati ta yo.

3. Baba, je ki n dara lemewa ju bi mo ti wa yi lo l'oruko Jesu.

4. Agbara ti ayan ti mi lati fi akitiyan mi sofo, e sofo danu l’oruko Jesu.

5 . Enikeni to nfi eto mi dun mi, Baba mi, seru ba won ni l'oruko Jesu.

6 . Mo ronupiwada kuro ninu gbogbo ibi ti mo ti gba si ilekun sile fun ibi ninu aiye mi l'oruko Jesu.

7. Mo gba ayanmo mi kuro l'owo awon aponiloju ni oruko Jesu.


By Pastor Timothy Ogunyemi

Email: [email protected]

PRAY WITH (PSALM 18)


1. Worship Him with a song in spirit and in truth.

2. Oh Lord, give me grace to be outstanding.

3 . Father, make me ten times better than I am right now in Jesus' name.

4 . Power assigned to waste my efforts, be wasted in Jesus' name.

5 . Whosoever is denying me of my portion, my Father, terrify them in Jesus' name.

6. I repent of any way I have opened the door to evil in my life in Jesus' name.

7. I rescue my destiny from the hand of the oppressors in Jesus' name.

 

YORUBA TRANSLATION:


KOKO ADURA FUN 21/01/21 GBADURA PELU ORIN DAFIDI 18 

1. Fiyin Fun pelu orin ninu emi ati ninu otito.

2. Oluwa, fun mi ni ore-ofe lati ta yo.

3. Baba, je ki n dara lemewa ju bi mo ti wa yi lo l'oruko Jesu.

4. Agbara ti ayan ti mi lati fi akitiyan mi sofo, e sofo danu l’oruko Jesu.

5 . Enikeni to nfi eto mi dun mi, Baba mi, seru ba won ni l'oruko Jesu.

6 . Mo ronupiwada kuro ninu gbogbo ibi ti mo ti gba si ilekun sile fun ibi ninu aiye mi l'oruko Jesu.

7. Mo gba ayanmo mi kuro l'owo awon aponiloju ni oruko Jesu.


By Pastor Timothy Ogunyemi

Email: [email protected]

PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021 BY PASTOR TIMOTHY OGUNYEMI

PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021 BY PASTOR TIMOTHY OGUNYEMI

 *PRAY WITH MARK 3:27 PSALM 2* 



1. Strongman of my father and Mother's house hindering my glory and Destiny, die by fire in Jesus name


2. Financial strongman working against my financial prosperity, loose your hold and die


3. Marital strongman holding my marriage captive, die by fire in Jesus name 


4. Environmental strongman causing havoc to my family's peace what are you waiting for die by fire


5. Every strongman, dictating against my blessings, are you my God? Die by fire


Yoruba Translation:


*KOKO ADURA FUN 20/01/21, GBA ADURA YI PELU MARK 3:27 ORINDAFIDI 2*


1. Okunrin alagbara okunkun idile baba ati iya mi to n sise lodi si ayanmo mi ina jo yin run 


2. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti ayan ti eto isuna mi ina Oluwa jo yin run 


3. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti ayan ti igbeyawo mi ina Oluwa jo yin run 


4. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti ayan ti agbegbe ti mo n gbe ti o n sise lodi si alafia idile mi, ina Oluwa jo yin run 


5. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti oun pase lodi si ibukun mi iwo koloda mi, ina Oluwa jo yin run L'oruko Jesu.


By Pastor Timothy Ogunyemi

Email: [email protected]

 *PRAY WITH MARK 3:27 PSALM 2* 



1. Strongman of my father and Mother's house hindering my glory and Destiny, die by fire in Jesus name


2. Financial strongman working against my financial prosperity, loose your hold and die


3. Marital strongman holding my marriage captive, die by fire in Jesus name 


4. Environmental strongman causing havoc to my family's peace what are you waiting for die by fire


5. Every strongman, dictating against my blessings, are you my God? Die by fire


Yoruba Translation:


*KOKO ADURA FUN 20/01/21, GBA ADURA YI PELU MARK 3:27 ORINDAFIDI 2*


1. Okunrin alagbara okunkun idile baba ati iya mi to n sise lodi si ayanmo mi ina jo yin run 


2. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti ayan ti eto isuna mi ina Oluwa jo yin run 


3. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti ayan ti igbeyawo mi ina Oluwa jo yin run 


4. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti ayan ti agbegbe ti mo n gbe ti o n sise lodi si alafia idile mi, ina Oluwa jo yin run 


5. Okunrin alagbara okunkun ti oun pase lodi si ibukun mi iwo koloda mi, ina Oluwa jo yin run L'oruko Jesu.


By Pastor Timothy Ogunyemi

Email: [email protected]

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 21, FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021: GOFAMINT IN EUROPE, ASIA AND AUSTRALIA – A FRESH OUTBURST OF END TIME REVIVAL

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 21, FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021: GOFAMINT IN EUROPE, ASIA AND AUSTRALIA – A FRESH OUTBURST OF END TIME REVIVAL

 DAY 21: FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021

FOCUS: GOFAMINT IN EUROPE, ASIA AND AUSTRALIA – A FRESH OUTBURST OF END TIME REVIVAL

TEXTS: ISAIAH 42:4, ACTS 6:9-10, ACTS 19:10



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

These continents are very significant in the move of God through history, and also the end-time move of God on earth. A revival that will burst out in these places will therefore be very crucial to global

harvest. In the first instance, Europe was the first continent of the

Gentiles to hear the gospel, through Apostle Paul’s ministry to Macedonia. The GOFAMINT must intentionally, prayerfully and strategically penetrate these corridors of highly influential nations, following Paul’s example. Even though he had several adversaries, yet he was focused on his mission to Europe, and the rest is history today. Asia on the other hand, shares boundary with Jesus’ country home, Israel, yet the most attacked by the devil! It was from this continent that the devil raised the fiercest opposition against the

gospel, through Islamic insurgency.

Currently, the GOFAMINT exists in only about 4 nations of the over 40 European countries, while in Asia & Middle East, we are only effective now in 2 nations, viz India and Dubai (UAE). Our presence in Philippines and Israel are humorous and not deeply rooted. Asia and Middle East represent not only the largest population bulk of the world, but also where the devil is raising the strongest opposition and militancy against the gospel through Islamic terrorism, other eastern religions’ persecution, and adverse

political ideology.


Read:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 20, THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL


We must pray that not only should these barriers and gates of hell against the advancement of the gospel collapse, but also that the GOFAMINT will have open doors and giant strides of souls harvest through effective church planting in Jesus Name.


LET US PRAY

1.Thank God that the GOFAMINT is referred to as ‘’the Church with the Word for the world, to change the world” and the Lord has kept us consistent to this truth thus far.

2.Bless the Lord for the life of our father in the Lord, the General Overseer, Pastor(Dr) E.O.Abina, that the Lord is preserving him for us as our visionary, to capture more nations and foreign fields for God’s Kingdom through the GOFAMINT.

3. Let us thank God for the wisdom of our father in the Lord, the G.O, for appointing an Assistant General Overseer (Foreign Mission), in the person of Pastor Sunday Adu, who had swung into action immediately after his appointment.

4.In as much as the harvest in the above fields is plenteous, (over 70% of the world’s population) and we are still very far from reaching even 1%, let us pray for sending of resources (men and materials) to us in reaching these fields.

5. Pray for our church in Belgium, that the Lord will give them an open door into this heart of European Union, for evangelical breakthrough and church growth. Ask the Lord to give our Church in Belgium a new lease of life for supernatural turn around.

6. Europe is currently facing a major threat of Islamic insurgency from the immigrants of war-torn countries in the Middle East. Let us pray that the Lord will use our church and other churches there to harvest these souls into the Kingdom as they enter Europe.

7. The GOFAMINT had made an entry into France through our Pastor Augustine Sossa. Let us pray that the Lord will establish the church there properly for both self-support and self-propagation.

8. Remember GOFAMINT in UK, that the Lord will remember them with His mercy for divine intervention, and cause the church to grow from now in leaps and bounds.

9. Let us pray for our Church in Ireland, that as they have started reaching out to other Foreign Mission fields through their sowing tithes of tithes, the Lord will also increase their store of seed unto all-round abundance and harvest of righteousness.

10. As our church has made an in-road into Italy by the prophetic pilgrimage of 2018, declare that this year covenant help will arise for this field, to flourish and thereby make us reach out to Spain and Greece.

11. Let us remember all the several countries in Europe (over 40) that our Church has not yet reached, including such powerful nations like Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Hungary,

Norway, etc, that the Lord will provide strategic open doors to advance there through our members in diaspora.

12. Let us remember our Church in North Cyprus, Turkey, that the 

Lord will speak favour into their ways, as young men, to possess the gates of their enemies.

13. Our Church is currently waiting on the movement of the Holy Spirit to plant in Istanbul, capital of Turkey, a muslim nation. Ask the Lord to grant us favour, finance and freedom to advance there this year.

14. The GOFAMINT Dubai (UAE) has planted a new assembly in another emirate in that nation. Let us remember the young ministers operating there for sufficient grace and unction to possess that land for the Kingdom.

15. Our church in Israel had been in the sublime for some years now. Let us pray that covenant help will rise for us in this nation as we continue our yearly pilgrimage there, for the church to rise again.

16. Let’s remember several nations in the Middle East that we are yet to reach, mainly because of their Islamic stance against the gospel, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran, etc. Pray that the iron curtains they have placed against the gospel will begin to break down to enable the gospel entry through GOFAMINT.

17. Pray for our church in Australia, that the Lord will continue to visit them with His mercy, and as they also begin to sow tithes of tithes for other needy Missions, that the Lord will prove His good word towards them, and make them prosper.

18. Pray for our Australian Mission field that the Lord will grant them grace and special unction to advance into more areas of the Australian nation, the New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

19. Our foremost Asian field is Philippines, but it had also been a most challenging field to us. Let us pray that the yoke over this Mission field be destroyed this year by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

20. The GOFAMINT Indian Mission field has been a great blessing to the native Indians, by being a 100% indigenous field. Let us pray that a new anointing will fall upon them for multiple growth beyond the current 2 Assemblies.

21. Request from the Lord that our India Mission field will be self- supporting and self-propagating to other areas of the Asian continent.

22. It is the desire of our father in the Lord, the G.O, Pastor (Dr) E.O. Abina, that our church advances to many other areas of Asia like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, etc. Let us pray that the Lord will fulfill this desire of his heart, using the GOFAMINT next generation.

23. Pray that every Iron Gate against the gospel in the Asian continent will break down by the power of the Holy Spirit for the gospel advance by GOFAMINT through planting many churches in the unreached areas.



 DAY 21: FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021

FOCUS: GOFAMINT IN EUROPE, ASIA AND AUSTRALIA – A FRESH OUTBURST OF END TIME REVIVAL

TEXTS: ISAIAH 42:4, ACTS 6:9-10, ACTS 19:10



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

These continents are very significant in the move of God through history, and also the end-time move of God on earth. A revival that will burst out in these places will therefore be very crucial to global

harvest. In the first instance, Europe was the first continent of the

Gentiles to hear the gospel, through Apostle Paul’s ministry to Macedonia. The GOFAMINT must intentionally, prayerfully and strategically penetrate these corridors of highly influential nations, following Paul’s example. Even though he had several adversaries, yet he was focused on his mission to Europe, and the rest is history today. Asia on the other hand, shares boundary with Jesus’ country home, Israel, yet the most attacked by the devil! It was from this continent that the devil raised the fiercest opposition against the

gospel, through Islamic insurgency.

Currently, the GOFAMINT exists in only about 4 nations of the over 40 European countries, while in Asia & Middle East, we are only effective now in 2 nations, viz India and Dubai (UAE). Our presence in Philippines and Israel are humorous and not deeply rooted. Asia and Middle East represent not only the largest population bulk of the world, but also where the devil is raising the strongest opposition and militancy against the gospel through Islamic terrorism, other eastern religions’ persecution, and adverse

political ideology.


Read:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 20, THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL


We must pray that not only should these barriers and gates of hell against the advancement of the gospel collapse, but also that the GOFAMINT will have open doors and giant strides of souls harvest through effective church planting in Jesus Name.


LET US PRAY

1.Thank God that the GOFAMINT is referred to as ‘’the Church with the Word for the world, to change the world” and the Lord has kept us consistent to this truth thus far.

2.Bless the Lord for the life of our father in the Lord, the General Overseer, Pastor(Dr) E.O.Abina, that the Lord is preserving him for us as our visionary, to capture more nations and foreign fields for God’s Kingdom through the GOFAMINT.

3. Let us thank God for the wisdom of our father in the Lord, the G.O, for appointing an Assistant General Overseer (Foreign Mission), in the person of Pastor Sunday Adu, who had swung into action immediately after his appointment.

4.In as much as the harvest in the above fields is plenteous, (over 70% of the world’s population) and we are still very far from reaching even 1%, let us pray for sending of resources (men and materials) to us in reaching these fields.

5. Pray for our church in Belgium, that the Lord will give them an open door into this heart of European Union, for evangelical breakthrough and church growth. Ask the Lord to give our Church in Belgium a new lease of life for supernatural turn around.

6. Europe is currently facing a major threat of Islamic insurgency from the immigrants of war-torn countries in the Middle East. Let us pray that the Lord will use our church and other churches there to harvest these souls into the Kingdom as they enter Europe.

7. The GOFAMINT had made an entry into France through our Pastor Augustine Sossa. Let us pray that the Lord will establish the church there properly for both self-support and self-propagation.

8. Remember GOFAMINT in UK, that the Lord will remember them with His mercy for divine intervention, and cause the church to grow from now in leaps and bounds.

9. Let us pray for our Church in Ireland, that as they have started reaching out to other Foreign Mission fields through their sowing tithes of tithes, the Lord will also increase their store of seed unto all-round abundance and harvest of righteousness.

10. As our church has made an in-road into Italy by the prophetic pilgrimage of 2018, declare that this year covenant help will arise for this field, to flourish and thereby make us reach out to Spain and Greece.

11. Let us remember all the several countries in Europe (over 40) that our Church has not yet reached, including such powerful nations like Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Hungary,

Norway, etc, that the Lord will provide strategic open doors to advance there through our members in diaspora.

12. Let us remember our Church in North Cyprus, Turkey, that the 

Lord will speak favour into their ways, as young men, to possess the gates of their enemies.

13. Our Church is currently waiting on the movement of the Holy Spirit to plant in Istanbul, capital of Turkey, a muslim nation. Ask the Lord to grant us favour, finance and freedom to advance there this year.

14. The GOFAMINT Dubai (UAE) has planted a new assembly in another emirate in that nation. Let us remember the young ministers operating there for sufficient grace and unction to possess that land for the Kingdom.

15. Our church in Israel had been in the sublime for some years now. Let us pray that covenant help will rise for us in this nation as we continue our yearly pilgrimage there, for the church to rise again.

16. Let’s remember several nations in the Middle East that we are yet to reach, mainly because of their Islamic stance against the gospel, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran, etc. Pray that the iron curtains they have placed against the gospel will begin to break down to enable the gospel entry through GOFAMINT.

17. Pray for our church in Australia, that the Lord will continue to visit them with His mercy, and as they also begin to sow tithes of tithes for other needy Missions, that the Lord will prove His good word towards them, and make them prosper.

18. Pray for our Australian Mission field that the Lord will grant them grace and special unction to advance into more areas of the Australian nation, the New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

19. Our foremost Asian field is Philippines, but it had also been a most challenging field to us. Let us pray that the yoke over this Mission field be destroyed this year by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

20. The GOFAMINT Indian Mission field has been a great blessing to the native Indians, by being a 100% indigenous field. Let us pray that a new anointing will fall upon them for multiple growth beyond the current 2 Assemblies.

21. Request from the Lord that our India Mission field will be self- supporting and self-propagating to other areas of the Asian continent.

22. It is the desire of our father in the Lord, the G.O, Pastor (Dr) E.O. Abina, that our church advances to many other areas of Asia like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, etc. Let us pray that the Lord will fulfill this desire of his heart, using the GOFAMINT next generation.

23. Pray that every Iron Gate against the gospel in the Asian continent will break down by the power of the Holy Spirit for the gospel advance by GOFAMINT through planting many churches in the unreached areas.



OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: TAKING TERRITORIES

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: TAKING TERRITORIES

THEME: TAKING TERRITORIES.

 

MEMORISE:

 

“Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours : f r o m the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be” Deuteronomony 1:24

 

READ:  Deuteronomony1:22-25

 

22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;

 

23 Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

 

24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.

 

25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.

 

MESSAGE:

 


But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me...  Daniel 10:13

 

In the kingdom of darkness, territories are allocated to princes - also called principalities. Regardless of this, God commands us to dominate the earth (Genesis 1:28). Thus, as Christians, we are to take charge of any territory we find ourselves in. It is sad however, that many live in bondage and fear of the devil within their territories. This should not be. Some have not been succeeding since they moved into a new environment. Don't be ignorant of the devices of the devil. Once a demon sees that you are ignorant, it will exploit that loophole and launch continuous attacks.

 

One of my sons who moved to a new apartment was once confronted by a wizard after his usual praise and prayers. The wizard threatened to kill him. My son ran to me and I followed him to his house. I asked for the direction of the wizard's house and he pointed it to me. I stretched my hand towards that direction and decreed a quit notice on the wizard in the name of Jesus. When I turned to leave, my son asked" Daddy, is that all?" I said " Yes, I have done what I came to do". Within seven days, a huge tree in the wizard's compound dried up and seven days after that, the wizard died.

 

Ephesians 1 :21 says you are seated at the right hand of Christ far above principalities and powers. If you do not exercise your power in Christ, the devil will make you tremble at his presence. You don't beg the devil, you issue decrees. I must warn you however about what happened to the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:13-16. If you are not standing strong in Christ and decide to face demons saying "As Adeboye taught us in the Open Heavens Devotional, I decree your quit notice in the name of Jesus", the demon will say" Jesus I know, Adeboye I know, who are you?'' God forbid that the devil uses you for food. Therefore, make sure that there is no sin in your Iife, ensure that you are a fervent Christian, filled with the Holy Ghost before you face any demon. You will be victorious, in the mighty name of Jesus.


KEY POINT:

 

Don’t be ignorant of the devices of the devil in your neighborhood.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 28

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF CHRIST MY KING.

 

1.       Standing on the promises of Christ my King,

Through eternal ages let His praises ring,

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

Standing on the promises of God.


o   Refrain:

Standing, standing,

Standing on the promises of God my Savior;

Standing, standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God.

 

2.       Standing on the promises that cannot fail,

When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

By the living Word of God I shall prevail,

Standing on the promises of God.


3.       Standing on the promises I now can see

Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;

Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,

Standing on the promises of God.

 

4.       Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,

Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,

Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,

Standing on the promises of God.

 

5.       Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,

Resting in my Savior as my all in all,

Standing on the promises of God.

THEME: TAKING TERRITORIES.

 

MEMORISE:

 

“Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours : f r o m the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be” Deuteronomony 1:24

 

READ:  Deuteronomony1:22-25

 

22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;

 

23 Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

 

24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.

 

25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.

 

MESSAGE:

 


But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me...  Daniel 10:13

 

In the kingdom of darkness, territories are allocated to princes - also called principalities. Regardless of this, God commands us to dominate the earth (Genesis 1:28). Thus, as Christians, we are to take charge of any territory we find ourselves in. It is sad however, that many live in bondage and fear of the devil within their territories. This should not be. Some have not been succeeding since they moved into a new environment. Don't be ignorant of the devices of the devil. Once a demon sees that you are ignorant, it will exploit that loophole and launch continuous attacks.

 

One of my sons who moved to a new apartment was once confronted by a wizard after his usual praise and prayers. The wizard threatened to kill him. My son ran to me and I followed him to his house. I asked for the direction of the wizard's house and he pointed it to me. I stretched my hand towards that direction and decreed a quit notice on the wizard in the name of Jesus. When I turned to leave, my son asked" Daddy, is that all?" I said " Yes, I have done what I came to do". Within seven days, a huge tree in the wizard's compound dried up and seven days after that, the wizard died.

 

Ephesians 1 :21 says you are seated at the right hand of Christ far above principalities and powers. If you do not exercise your power in Christ, the devil will make you tremble at his presence. You don't beg the devil, you issue decrees. I must warn you however about what happened to the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:13-16. If you are not standing strong in Christ and decide to face demons saying "As Adeboye taught us in the Open Heavens Devotional, I decree your quit notice in the name of Jesus", the demon will say" Jesus I know, Adeboye I know, who are you?'' God forbid that the devil uses you for food. Therefore, make sure that there is no sin in your Iife, ensure that you are a fervent Christian, filled with the Holy Ghost before you face any demon. You will be victorious, in the mighty name of Jesus.


KEY POINT:

 

Don’t be ignorant of the devices of the devil in your neighborhood.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 28

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 


HYMNAL: STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF CHRIST MY KING.

 

1.       Standing on the promises of Christ my King,

Through eternal ages let His praises ring,

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

Standing on the promises of God.


o   Refrain:

Standing, standing,

Standing on the promises of God my Savior;

Standing, standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God.

 

2.       Standing on the promises that cannot fail,

When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

By the living Word of God I shall prevail,

Standing on the promises of God.


3.       Standing on the promises I now can see

Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;

Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,

Standing on the promises of God.

 

4.       Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,

Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,

Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,

Standing on the promises of God.

 

5.       Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,

Resting in my Savior as my all in all,

Standing on the promises of God.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 20TH OF JANUARY, 2021: MCY - REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 20TH OF JANUARY, 2021: MCY - REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY

THEME: MCY - REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY

 

MEMORISE:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 

Romans 13 :1

 

READ: Romans 13 :1-3

1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:


MESSAGE:



'RA' in   our equation for Resistance in the Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCV) series which we started on January 11, stands for Rebellion against Authority. Some 'Christians' feel they are too big to do God's work because they are educated· Some refuse to obey their Father-in-the-Lord and still expect to get the best from him. Listen, nothing can flow from him until you submit to his authority. There is a difference between submission and cooperation. You cooperate when the instruction is convenient but submit whether it is convenient or not. Some 'believers' resist the authority of the government, their supervisors or spouses. Christ cannot dwell in rebellious souls. Rebellion is as witchcraft. 1 Samuel 15 :23 says:

 *For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry...*

It is better not to make any sacrifices to God than to do so in disobedience. You should not pay your tithe and refuse to pay your tax. For example, when you knowingly break traffic laws because you want to get to

Church early, God will not accept that kind of sacrifice. 

No matter how big you are, you have a leader. If you are the General Overseer of your Church, the President of the association of Christian leaders to which you belong is your leader.

If you are the president of the Christian Association in your country; there is a president of the land who 1 Peter 2:17 says you must honour. If you are the president of your country, there is a union of Presidents in your continent and that union has a leader you are expected to obey. On the other hand, a President can have a Father-in- the-Lord he is to submit to, just like the King of Israel who called Elisha "My father" in  2 Kings 6:21-23. The Father-in-the-Lord too could have leaders he must continue to honour, no matter how great he has become. If you look very closely, you would see that there is an authority figure you are to submit to even if you are a 'big man' in your own right.

If you rebel against those God has put in authority over you, then Christ cannot dwell and operate in you as He would want to.

 

PRAYER POINT:

Pray that everything that can limit the measure of Christ in you should become zero. Later in the year, we will dedicate a whole day to pray for the full measure of Christ.


HYMN 1:

1. All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all!

 

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,

And crown Him Lord of all!

 

3. Let every kindred, every tribe,

On this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all!

 

4. Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

We at His feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

And crown Him Lord of all!


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 

Deuteronomy 24-27

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

THEME: MCY - REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY

 

MEMORISE:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 

Romans 13 :1

 

READ: Romans 13 :1-3

1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:


MESSAGE:



'RA' in   our equation for Resistance in the Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCV) series which we started on January 11, stands for Rebellion against Authority. Some 'Christians' feel they are too big to do God's work because they are educated· Some refuse to obey their Father-in-the-Lord and still expect to get the best from him. Listen, nothing can flow from him until you submit to his authority. There is a difference between submission and cooperation. You cooperate when the instruction is convenient but submit whether it is convenient or not. Some 'believers' resist the authority of the government, their supervisors or spouses. Christ cannot dwell in rebellious souls. Rebellion is as witchcraft. 1 Samuel 15 :23 says:

 *For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry...*

It is better not to make any sacrifices to God than to do so in disobedience. You should not pay your tithe and refuse to pay your tax. For example, when you knowingly break traffic laws because you want to get to

Church early, God will not accept that kind of sacrifice. 

No matter how big you are, you have a leader. If you are the General Overseer of your Church, the President of the association of Christian leaders to which you belong is your leader.

If you are the president of the Christian Association in your country; there is a president of the land who 1 Peter 2:17 says you must honour. If you are the president of your country, there is a union of Presidents in your continent and that union has a leader you are expected to obey. On the other hand, a President can have a Father-in- the-Lord he is to submit to, just like the King of Israel who called Elisha "My father" in  2 Kings 6:21-23. The Father-in-the-Lord too could have leaders he must continue to honour, no matter how great he has become. If you look very closely, you would see that there is an authority figure you are to submit to even if you are a 'big man' in your own right.

If you rebel against those God has put in authority over you, then Christ cannot dwell and operate in you as He would want to.

 

PRAYER POINT:

Pray that everything that can limit the measure of Christ in you should become zero. Later in the year, we will dedicate a whole day to pray for the full measure of Christ.


HYMN 1:

1. All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all!

 

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,

And crown Him Lord of all!

 

3. Let every kindred, every tribe,

On this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all!

 

4. Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

We at His feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

And crown Him Lord of all!


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 

Deuteronomy 24-27

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 20, THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 20, THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL

FOCUS: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL

TEXT: 1SAM. 7:4-13, 16:1-13



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

Samuel was an exemplary Old Testament leader. He was a judge of Israel and prophet of God. His ministry gave birth to an unprecedented revival and progress in the nation of Israel

He was used of God as an intercessor par excellence for the nation (1 Sam. 7:5, 12:23). He became an authority in the custody and dissemination of the word of God. (1Sam

3:18-20).

God used him also to anoint and install the first King of Israel, King Saul. Although, he (Saul)fell by the way. God also used him to anoint and install the second King of Israel, King David, a man after God own’s heart. (1 Sam. 16)

David being the man after the heart of God was the one who continued the righteous and prosperous Kingdom of Israel which Samuel started.

The life of Samuel as portrayed in the Bible could be used to pray for our General Overseer, who also is a righteous leader. Our General Overseer like prophet Samuel is an ardent intercessor. He also is an exemplary Christian leader. He is a leader and preacher of righteousness. He is an authority in the teaching and preaching of the word of God.

He is the one God had chosen to fix people into different sensitive ministerial offices in the church. Those who will be working with him and those who will carry on with the work after him. The manifold grace and divine wisdom that was made available to Samuel is our desire and prayer for our General Overseer today.

Let us pray

1. Thank you so much Lord, for the life of our General Overseer, Pastor Elijah Oludele Abina. Thank you for his conversion, calling, commitment, vision, missionary zeal, achievements and his exemplary Leadership style!

2. Thank you for your grace, anointing and wisdom by which he has led the church (GOFAMINT) so far.

3. Father, we confess today that Pastor Dr. Elijah Oludele Abina is a gift from you to us in GOFAMINT. Thank you Lord.

4. Dear lord, let the word base, which you have used him to establish in GOFAMINT continue to spread and expand farther and wider world-wide.

5. We covet and request for the grace of intercession on him to be released on all our ministers and members in Jesus name.

6. He desires that all continents and countries of the world be reached with the gospel by GOFAMINT. Do this for us during his life-time oh Lord.

7. Grant us incredible break through to all continents and countries of the earth to make our G.O happy and fulfilled in Jesus name.

8. Let there be outbreak of revival all over GOFAMINT during Pastor Abina’s time oh Lord.

9. Fight for him against all challenges of his life and ministry; the same way you did for Samuel oh lord

10.The issue of appointing people into sensitive positions in the church is a complex one, Help our G.O to walk closely with you, making all appointments by the leading of the Spirit like you did for Samuel, oh Lord.

11. 1 Sam. 16:7, continue to teach our G.O like you taught Samuel not to consider the outward appearance of people but appointing people according to divine injunction for the progress and success of the ministry.

12. As your servant cares for your Church, care for his family oh dear lord.

13. Let not the arrow of the evil ones have any entry into his territory oh dear Lord.

14. You have used him for the blessings of so many people, use many people to bless him, as well, oh Lord.

15. Dispatch Spiritual and Human instruments to take care of his health, family, finances and security, oh Lord.

14. Let GOFAMINT flourish during the G.O’s life-time and let it wax stronger after his glorious exit in Christ.


ALSO:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 21, FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021: GOFAMINT IN EUROPE, ASIA AND AUSTRALIA – A FRESH OUTBURST OF END TIME REVIVAL

FOCUS: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL

TEXT: 1SAM. 7:4-13, 16:1-13



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

Samuel was an exemplary Old Testament leader. He was a judge of Israel and prophet of God. His ministry gave birth to an unprecedented revival and progress in the nation of Israel

He was used of God as an intercessor par excellence for the nation (1 Sam. 7:5, 12:23). He became an authority in the custody and dissemination of the word of God. (1Sam

3:18-20).

God used him also to anoint and install the first King of Israel, King Saul. Although, he (Saul)fell by the way. God also used him to anoint and install the second King of Israel, King David, a man after God own’s heart. (1 Sam. 16)

David being the man after the heart of God was the one who continued the righteous and prosperous Kingdom of Israel which Samuel started.

The life of Samuel as portrayed in the Bible could be used to pray for our General Overseer, who also is a righteous leader. Our General Overseer like prophet Samuel is an ardent intercessor. He also is an exemplary Christian leader. He is a leader and preacher of righteousness. He is an authority in the teaching and preaching of the word of God.

He is the one God had chosen to fix people into different sensitive ministerial offices in the church. Those who will be working with him and those who will carry on with the work after him. The manifold grace and divine wisdom that was made available to Samuel is our desire and prayer for our General Overseer today.

Let us pray

1. Thank you so much Lord, for the life of our General Overseer, Pastor Elijah Oludele Abina. Thank you for his conversion, calling, commitment, vision, missionary zeal, achievements and his exemplary Leadership style!

2. Thank you for your grace, anointing and wisdom by which he has led the church (GOFAMINT) so far.

3. Father, we confess today that Pastor Dr. Elijah Oludele Abina is a gift from you to us in GOFAMINT. Thank you Lord.

4. Dear lord, let the word base, which you have used him to establish in GOFAMINT continue to spread and expand farther and wider world-wide.

5. We covet and request for the grace of intercession on him to be released on all our ministers and members in Jesus name.

6. He desires that all continents and countries of the world be reached with the gospel by GOFAMINT. Do this for us during his life-time oh Lord.

7. Grant us incredible break through to all continents and countries of the earth to make our G.O happy and fulfilled in Jesus name.

8. Let there be outbreak of revival all over GOFAMINT during Pastor Abina’s time oh Lord.

9. Fight for him against all challenges of his life and ministry; the same way you did for Samuel oh lord

10.The issue of appointing people into sensitive positions in the church is a complex one, Help our G.O to walk closely with you, making all appointments by the leading of the Spirit like you did for Samuel, oh Lord.

11. 1 Sam. 16:7, continue to teach our G.O like you taught Samuel not to consider the outward appearance of people but appointing people according to divine injunction for the progress and success of the ministry.

12. As your servant cares for your Church, care for his family oh dear lord.

13. Let not the arrow of the evil ones have any entry into his territory oh dear Lord.

14. You have used him for the blessings of so many people, use many people to bless him, as well, oh Lord.

15. Dispatch Spiritual and Human instruments to take care of his health, family, finances and security, oh Lord.

14. Let GOFAMINT flourish during the G.O’s life-time and let it wax stronger after his glorious exit in Christ.


ALSO:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 21, FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021: GOFAMINT IN EUROPE, ASIA AND AUSTRALIA – A FRESH OUTBURST OF END TIME REVIVAL

PRAYER POINTS FOR 19TH, JANUARY 2021 BY PASTOR TIMOTHY OGUNYEMI

PRAYER POINTS FOR 19TH, JANUARY 2021 BY PASTOR TIMOTHY OGUNYEMI

 *PRAY WITH PSALM 51* 


1). Sing a new song to your Restorer of joy.

2). Foundation of discomfort in my life, dry up now in Jesus' name.

3). Every stubborn pursuer of my life, turn back and perish by fire. 

4). Strength from above, boost my energy to run the race set before me in Jesus' name.

5). My Father, my Father, feed me with the food of

champions in Jesus' name.


6). Lord, inject into me spiritual vitamins that boost my appetite to feed in your Word and sustain me in evil days in Jesus' name.

7). I bind and paralyze

every strongman of fear in my life in Jesus' name.

8). I loose myself from the bondage of fear in Jesus' name.

9). Every problem introduced by fear into my life, depart

now in Jesus' name.

10). Arrow of distress, jump out of my life in Jesus' name


 *KOKO ADURA FUN 19/01/21 GBADURA PELU ORIN DAFIDI 51* 

1. Ko orin titun si Oludapada ayo re.

2. Ipinle inira ninu aiye mi, gbe nisinsiyi ni oruko Jesu.

3. Gbogbo ogun aleni ma deyin okunkun inu aiye mi, epeyinda ki e si parun pelu ina.

4 . Agbara lati oke wa, kun okun mi lati sa ere ije mi ti o wa ni waju mi l’oruko Jesu.

5 . Baba mi, Baba mi, fun mi ni ounje awon asegun je l’oruko Jesu.

6. Oluwa, fun mi ni ounje amusaralore ti emi ti yio mu mi pongbe fun jije oro Re ti yio gbemi ro ni ojo ibi l’oruko Jesu.

7. Mo gbede mo si yalaro gbogbo okunrin alagbara eru inu aiye mi l’oruko Jesu.

8. Mo tu ara mi sile kuro ninu igbekun eru l’oruko Jesu.

9. Gbogbo idamu ti iberu mu wo aiye mi, e kuro ninu aiye

mi nisinsiyi l'oruko Jesu.

10. Ofa inira, fo jade ninu aiye mi l'oruko Jesu.


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 *PRAY WITH PSALM 51* 


1). Sing a new song to your Restorer of joy.

2). Foundation of discomfort in my life, dry up now in Jesus' name.

3). Every stubborn pursuer of my life, turn back and perish by fire. 

4). Strength from above, boost my energy to run the race set before me in Jesus' name.

5). My Father, my Father, feed me with the food of

champions in Jesus' name.


6). Lord, inject into me spiritual vitamins that boost my appetite to feed in your Word and sustain me in evil days in Jesus' name.

7). I bind and paralyze

every strongman of fear in my life in Jesus' name.

8). I loose myself from the bondage of fear in Jesus' name.

9). Every problem introduced by fear into my life, depart

now in Jesus' name.

10). Arrow of distress, jump out of my life in Jesus' name


 *KOKO ADURA FUN 19/01/21 GBADURA PELU ORIN DAFIDI 51* 

1. Ko orin titun si Oludapada ayo re.

2. Ipinle inira ninu aiye mi, gbe nisinsiyi ni oruko Jesu.

3. Gbogbo ogun aleni ma deyin okunkun inu aiye mi, epeyinda ki e si parun pelu ina.

4 . Agbara lati oke wa, kun okun mi lati sa ere ije mi ti o wa ni waju mi l’oruko Jesu.

5 . Baba mi, Baba mi, fun mi ni ounje awon asegun je l’oruko Jesu.

6. Oluwa, fun mi ni ounje amusaralore ti emi ti yio mu mi pongbe fun jije oro Re ti yio gbemi ro ni ojo ibi l’oruko Jesu.

7. Mo gbede mo si yalaro gbogbo okunrin alagbara eru inu aiye mi l’oruko Jesu.

8. Mo tu ara mi sile kuro ninu igbekun eru l’oruko Jesu.

9. Gbogbo idamu ti iberu mu wo aiye mi, e kuro ninu aiye

mi nisinsiyi l'oruko Jesu.

10. Ofa inira, fo jade ninu aiye mi l'oruko Jesu.


Email: [email protected]

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 18TH JANUARY 2021: MCY - BITTERNESS

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 18TH JANUARY 2021: MCY - BITTERNESS

THEME: MCY: BITTERNESS.

 

MEMORISE:

 

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  Matthew 6:14

 

READ:  Mark 11:23-26

 

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

 

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

 

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

 

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

MESSAGE:

 


We have been treating the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCY) since January 11. The 'B' in our equation for Resistance stands for Bitterness. If you refuse to forgive those who have offended you, you are only multiplying your suffering because the fellow who offended you, is going on with his or her life yet you are suffering spiritually. It is like stopping to rant at someone who sped past your car at a traffic light you are only delaying yourself further. I quickly forgive those who offend me because I don't want to get myself into trouble. I cannot allow bitterness to disconnect me from God. Hebrews 12:15 says:

 

"Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;"


Unforgiveness can defile you and lead to some very serious sicknesses too. There was a man who was bloating. The doctors could not find anything wrong, so he came to the Church. God revealed that the man had some restitutio even evenn to make. We eventually found that this man chose not to forgive his son- in-law.

When he was going to give out his daughter in marriage, he made the young man promise to take good care of her. Unfortunately, the boy started beating the wife. Her father pleaded with him, but things only got worse. One day, the husband fired a gun at his wife but missed narrowly. That was when the man asked his daughter to leave finally; however, he swore to never forgive the boy and to deal with him.

 

The man was told that he had to forgive, and in fact. according to Matthew 18:15 he had to be the one to go to the son-in-Iaw. The man went because he wanted to be healed. As he reached his son-in-law's house, the young man tried to escape. The man however said I have not come to fight I have come to beg you. I have forgiven you and I want you to do the same". As they hugged and wept, the man who had been bloat suddenly reduced in size to such an extent that his wedding ring dropped from his finger to the ground. He was healed.

 

Forgive, so you can be free.

 

KEY POINT:

 

Stop punishing yourself; forgive everyone who has offended you.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 17-20

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

HYMN 28: WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS.

 

1.       What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

 

2.       Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

3.       Are we weak and heavy-laden,

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

4.       Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised

Thou wilt all our burdens bear;

May we ever, Lord, be bringing

All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,

There will be no need for prayer—

Rapture, praise, and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there.

THEME: MCY: BITTERNESS.

 

MEMORISE:

 

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  Matthew 6:14

 

READ:  Mark 11:23-26

 

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

 

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

 

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

 

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

 

MESSAGE:

 


We have been treating the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCY) since January 11. The 'B' in our equation for Resistance stands for Bitterness. If you refuse to forgive those who have offended you, you are only multiplying your suffering because the fellow who offended you, is going on with his or her life yet you are suffering spiritually. It is like stopping to rant at someone who sped past your car at a traffic light you are only delaying yourself further. I quickly forgive those who offend me because I don't want to get myself into trouble. I cannot allow bitterness to disconnect me from God. Hebrews 12:15 says:

 

"Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;"


Unforgiveness can defile you and lead to some very serious sicknesses too. There was a man who was bloating. The doctors could not find anything wrong, so he came to the Church. God revealed that the man had some restitutio even evenn to make. We eventually found that this man chose not to forgive his son- in-law.

When he was going to give out his daughter in marriage, he made the young man promise to take good care of her. Unfortunately, the boy started beating the wife. Her father pleaded with him, but things only got worse. One day, the husband fired a gun at his wife but missed narrowly. That was when the man asked his daughter to leave finally; however, he swore to never forgive the boy and to deal with him.

 

The man was told that he had to forgive, and in fact. according to Matthew 18:15 he had to be the one to go to the son-in-Iaw. The man went because he wanted to be healed. As he reached his son-in-law's house, the young man tried to escape. The man however said I have not come to fight I have come to beg you. I have forgiven you and I want you to do the same". As they hugged and wept, the man who had been bloat suddenly reduced in size to such an extent that his wedding ring dropped from his finger to the ground. He was healed.

 

Forgive, so you can be free.

 

KEY POINT:

 

Stop punishing yourself; forgive everyone who has offended you.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 17-20

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

HYMN 28: WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS.

 

1.       What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

 

2.       Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

3.       Are we weak and heavy-laden,

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

4.       Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised

Thou wilt all our burdens bear;

May we ever, Lord, be bringing

All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,

There will be no need for prayer—

Rapture, praise, and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there.

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 19, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021: GOFAMINT IN AFRICA, ARISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S AGENDA

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 19, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021: GOFAMINT IN AFRICA, ARISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S AGENDA

 DAY 19: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021

FOCUS: GOFAMINT IN AFRICA, ARISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S AGENDA.

TEXTS: Hosea 1:10; Matt. 2:13-15; Matt. 27:32, 57; Acts

8:37-39.



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

The Lord has great plans and purposes for GOFAMINT in Africa and the world at large. God gave us a direct mandate to preach and teach the word of God.

Global Christianity now tilts toward the southern hemisphere. That is clearly seen in the African region. The church is growing rapidly in many countries. At the same time, the church is also struggling spiritually. For example, the church faces religious syncretism and severe persecution from governments and other religions. Also affecting the progress of the gospel is the influence of African traditional religion, the Prosperity Gospel, and the continued expansion of other religions.

More than 3,500 people groups in Sub-Saharan Africa, 851 are unreached. This number includes the Isanzu of Tanzania, with a population of 89,000. They follow traditional African religion.

Another unreached group is the Fulfulde of Niger, who have been the major purveyor of Islam in West and Central Africa. Of the over 15 million Nigerian Fulani, only 0.26% are evangelical Christians.

Proud of their nomadic herding lifestyle, they reject anything contrary to their lifestyle of roaming with their cattle herds. Others who raise livestock near them perceive them as troublesome.

Mostly illiterate, they reject any form of Western education.

God must empower GOFAMINT to evangelize to this group of people and provide resources to take the gospel to the nook and cranny of Africa. God has ordained GOFAMINT for a special mission in Africa to reached the unreached people of the world and thus end gospel poverty. GOFAMINT must take the lead and show the way to others to follow. To achieve this, God needs you for this great assignment. Avail yourself today, and start by praying the prayers below.


Also:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 20, THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE



LET US PRAY

1. Let us thank God for the countries where we have GOFAMINT presence so far in Africa, both Anglophone and Francophone.

2. Out of the 52 nations in Africa, GOFAMINT has only gotten her presence in less than 20 of them, both Anglophone and Francophone. Ask the Lord of harvest to lay the burden of reaching other nations upon our hearts.

3. Pray that God will use GOFAMINT to break down the walls of tribalism that divide the church in Africa. Africa shall be saved!

4. Pray that Christian believers will remain faithful in spite of severe persecutions especially for those in Nigeria, Sudan, and Somalia and other nations in North, East and West Africa, where Islamic persecution and terrorism against Christians are high.

5. Pray that God will bless GOFAMINT financially to help with the procurement and supply of Bibles of various local languages to areas where they’re needed, and for access to education so that the present and future generations can read them.

6. Pray for a well-grounded biblical worldview, instead of syncretism, animism, and tribalism. Let the hunger for the true God arise in the hearts of men all over the world.

7. Also pray that the church will reject the prevalence of Prosperity Gospel, which is eclipsing the attention of the African church from the true gospel and discipleship.

8. Pray that GOFAMINT missionary arm will become more intentional in church-planting methods, accepting the call of Christ to go to new frontiers in Africa and conquer them for God and win their souls for Christ.

9. Let us pray that through our field in Egypt, the Lord will grant open doors to GOFAMINT to reach other muslim stronghold nations of North Africa.

10. Pray that God should uphold Muslim-converts around Africa, that they will remain steadfast and unmovable in faith, ready to win others like them for God.

11. Pray for God to continue to send dreams, revelations and visions to reveal Himself to people in regions where the gospel is needed, as it is happening in some areas for decades now. Let the

hunger for God and His word be prevalent in the hearts of men.

12. The GOFAMINT is currently making in-roads to Gambia for a strategic church planting. Let us pray for favour of all governmental agencies towards registration, and subsequent ministry breakthrough.

13. Oh Lord, cause GOFAMINT to flourish in all African nations in Jesus Christ Name, and give us the anointing for the end time revival in Africa.

14. Pray for our existing Francophone African fields, Benin Republic, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Voire, Gabon, Cameroon, that that the light of God will shine all over them by the Word in Jesus Christ name.

15. Ask the Lord to make our Francophone fields to be self- supporting and self-propergating, especially to the other Francophone nations we are yet to reach.

16. From our East African field in Kenya, let us pray that the Lord will open doors of opportunity for us in South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia and several other Anglophone countries.

17. Pray that covenant helpers will arise for GOFAMINT to fulfil the propagation of the gospel in all African nations, especially those nations that are neither Anglophone nor Francophone, such as Mozambique, Angola, etc

18. Let us pray for other Anglophone fields such as Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Botswana, that they will arise and take their place in God's agenda to become strong and propagate to other neighbouring nations.

 DAY 19: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021

FOCUS: GOFAMINT IN AFRICA, ARISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S AGENDA.

TEXTS: Hosea 1:10; Matt. 2:13-15; Matt. 27:32, 57; Acts

8:37-39.



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

The Lord has great plans and purposes for GOFAMINT in Africa and the world at large. God gave us a direct mandate to preach and teach the word of God.

Global Christianity now tilts toward the southern hemisphere. That is clearly seen in the African region. The church is growing rapidly in many countries. At the same time, the church is also struggling spiritually. For example, the church faces religious syncretism and severe persecution from governments and other religions. Also affecting the progress of the gospel is the influence of African traditional religion, the Prosperity Gospel, and the continued expansion of other religions.

More than 3,500 people groups in Sub-Saharan Africa, 851 are unreached. This number includes the Isanzu of Tanzania, with a population of 89,000. They follow traditional African religion.

Another unreached group is the Fulfulde of Niger, who have been the major purveyor of Islam in West and Central Africa. Of the over 15 million Nigerian Fulani, only 0.26% are evangelical Christians.

Proud of their nomadic herding lifestyle, they reject anything contrary to their lifestyle of roaming with their cattle herds. Others who raise livestock near them perceive them as troublesome.

Mostly illiterate, they reject any form of Western education.

God must empower GOFAMINT to evangelize to this group of people and provide resources to take the gospel to the nook and cranny of Africa. God has ordained GOFAMINT for a special mission in Africa to reached the unreached people of the world and thus end gospel poverty. GOFAMINT must take the lead and show the way to others to follow. To achieve this, God needs you for this great assignment. Avail yourself today, and start by praying the prayers below.


Also:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 20, THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021: MANIFOLD GRACE AND WISDOM FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER, PASTOR (DR) E.O. ABINA TO MOVE GOFAMINT TO HER BEST LEVEL


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE



LET US PRAY

1. Let us thank God for the countries where we have GOFAMINT presence so far in Africa, both Anglophone and Francophone.

2. Out of the 52 nations in Africa, GOFAMINT has only gotten her presence in less than 20 of them, both Anglophone and Francophone. Ask the Lord of harvest to lay the burden of reaching other nations upon our hearts.

3. Pray that God will use GOFAMINT to break down the walls of tribalism that divide the church in Africa. Africa shall be saved!

4. Pray that Christian believers will remain faithful in spite of severe persecutions especially for those in Nigeria, Sudan, and Somalia and other nations in North, East and West Africa, where Islamic persecution and terrorism against Christians are high.

5. Pray that God will bless GOFAMINT financially to help with the procurement and supply of Bibles of various local languages to areas where they’re needed, and for access to education so that the present and future generations can read them.

6. Pray for a well-grounded biblical worldview, instead of syncretism, animism, and tribalism. Let the hunger for the true God arise in the hearts of men all over the world.

7. Also pray that the church will reject the prevalence of Prosperity Gospel, which is eclipsing the attention of the African church from the true gospel and discipleship.

8. Pray that GOFAMINT missionary arm will become more intentional in church-planting methods, accepting the call of Christ to go to new frontiers in Africa and conquer them for God and win their souls for Christ.

9. Let us pray that through our field in Egypt, the Lord will grant open doors to GOFAMINT to reach other muslim stronghold nations of North Africa.

10. Pray that God should uphold Muslim-converts around Africa, that they will remain steadfast and unmovable in faith, ready to win others like them for God.

11. Pray for God to continue to send dreams, revelations and visions to reveal Himself to people in regions where the gospel is needed, as it is happening in some areas for decades now. Let the

hunger for God and His word be prevalent in the hearts of men.

12. The GOFAMINT is currently making in-roads to Gambia for a strategic church planting. Let us pray for favour of all governmental agencies towards registration, and subsequent ministry breakthrough.

13. Oh Lord, cause GOFAMINT to flourish in all African nations in Jesus Christ Name, and give us the anointing for the end time revival in Africa.

14. Pray for our existing Francophone African fields, Benin Republic, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Voire, Gabon, Cameroon, that that the light of God will shine all over them by the Word in Jesus Christ name.

15. Ask the Lord to make our Francophone fields to be self- supporting and self-propergating, especially to the other Francophone nations we are yet to reach.

16. From our East African field in Kenya, let us pray that the Lord will open doors of opportunity for us in South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia and several other Anglophone countries.

17. Pray that covenant helpers will arise for GOFAMINT to fulfil the propagation of the gospel in all African nations, especially those nations that are neither Anglophone nor Francophone, such as Mozambique, Angola, etc

18. Let us pray for other Anglophone fields such as Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Botswana, that they will arise and take their place in God's agenda to become strong and propagate to other neighbouring nations.

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 18, TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2021: THE WILDERNESS OF THE WICKED TO COME TO AN END IN GOFAMINT WORLD-WIDE

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 18, TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2021: THE WILDERNESS OF THE WICKED TO COME TO AN END IN GOFAMINT WORLD-WIDE

 DAY 18: TUESDAY, 19TH JANUARY 2021

FOCUS: THE WILDERNESS OF THE WICKED TO COME TO AN END IN GOFAMINT WORLD-WIDE

TEXTS: GENESIS 1:1-12, Isa. 32:12-20



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFCTIVE PRAYER

Without gainsaying, wickedness brings wilderness into human life. What is wilderness? It is dryness and hardship experience.

The condition of the earth before recreation was described as follows: “And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was open the face of the deep” (Gen. 1:20). That was a wilderness situation. The earth cannot be conducive for human inhabitation in such a condition. Divine operation was introduced into the Chaotic condition in verse 3: “And God said, let there be light, and there was light”

The formlessness, the void and darkness that characterized the earth then was a wilderness experience. The light which God introduced into it was the solution. After that, it was positive progression all the way in the history of man.

Today, Satan makes efforts to introduce the chaotic condition into church to make it non-conducive for her wellbeing. A typical church without God’s presence is without form, void and darkness trodden! In that condition, the Church could not make any significant progress in fulfilling her God-given mission. No wonder many assemblies today are stagnant, lukewarm and colourless. It typifies satanic incursion to wreck havoc among believers. The

symptoms are obvious;

(i) In-fighting, disunity and disagreement (Gen. 11:7)

(ii) Sinfulness (Isa. 59:1-3)

(iii) Satanic connection (I Cor. 10:7, 20)

Satan incites Church members against each other. In-fighting and quarrelling gain entrance into the Church. God loves and blesses

His children under the atmosphere of love and unity. At times, church members indulge in terrible sins.

When Christians fall into such temptations, it opens room for satan to gain entry and upper hand in the Church. Sometimes satan sends his agents in disguise among the brethren. This is why

we need discerning spirit to identify and subdue these agents of the devil.

Let us Pray

1. Send the light (3ce) Jehovah, send the light into my heart.

2. The same way you sent light which brought an end to the chaotic condition of the earth during creation, send light into our Church to expose agents of wickedness in our midst oh Lord.

3. We say no to the wicknedness in our Church and we root them out in Jesus Name.

4. Every activity of wickedness is condemned and cancelled in GOFAMINT.

5. Let the spirit moves through the length and breadth of GOFAMINT for unprecedented end-time revival.

6. We decree the exposure of all agents of darkness in GOFAMINT in Jesus Name.

7. Dear Father, help and grant repentant heart to all sinning members in our Church, who served as shields to the enemies. If they refuse to repent, bring them to judgement.

8. Dear Lord, help us all to live in love and unity in all GOFAMINT assemblies, make way for your move in unprecedented manner.

9. Help us to live in demonstration of the fruits of the spirit, as against works of the flesh all over GOFAMINT in Jesus name.

10. Help all members with carnal tendencies to become spiritual, doing exploits for you.

11. Matthew 3:12, use divine instrument to sweep and make our Church clean in Jesus name.

12 Every demonic connection in GOFAMINT is broken in Jesus Name.

13. Every demonic and wicked agenda is cursed and destroyed by fire in Jesus name.

14. Let an end come to every wilderness experience in our lives and ministries in Jesus name.


Read: 

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 19, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021: GOFAMINT IN AFRICA, ARISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S AGENDA



SPECIAL MINISTRATION FOR THE DAY

Those who are currently feeling pain or discomfort on any part of their body or life in general, and want application of the healing virtue in His wings.

 DAY 18: TUESDAY, 19TH JANUARY 2021

FOCUS: THE WILDERNESS OF THE WICKED TO COME TO AN END IN GOFAMINT WORLD-WIDE

TEXTS: GENESIS 1:1-12, Isa. 32:12-20



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFCTIVE PRAYER

Without gainsaying, wickedness brings wilderness into human life. What is wilderness? It is dryness and hardship experience.

The condition of the earth before recreation was described as follows: “And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was open the face of the deep” (Gen. 1:20). That was a wilderness situation. The earth cannot be conducive for human inhabitation in such a condition. Divine operation was introduced into the Chaotic condition in verse 3: “And God said, let there be light, and there was light”

The formlessness, the void and darkness that characterized the earth then was a wilderness experience. The light which God introduced into it was the solution. After that, it was positive progression all the way in the history of man.

Today, Satan makes efforts to introduce the chaotic condition into church to make it non-conducive for her wellbeing. A typical church without God’s presence is without form, void and darkness trodden! In that condition, the Church could not make any significant progress in fulfilling her God-given mission. No wonder many assemblies today are stagnant, lukewarm and colourless. It typifies satanic incursion to wreck havoc among believers. The

symptoms are obvious;

(i) In-fighting, disunity and disagreement (Gen. 11:7)

(ii) Sinfulness (Isa. 59:1-3)

(iii) Satanic connection (I Cor. 10:7, 20)

Satan incites Church members against each other. In-fighting and quarrelling gain entrance into the Church. God loves and blesses

His children under the atmosphere of love and unity. At times, church members indulge in terrible sins.

When Christians fall into such temptations, it opens room for satan to gain entry and upper hand in the Church. Sometimes satan sends his agents in disguise among the brethren. This is why

we need discerning spirit to identify and subdue these agents of the devil.

Let us Pray

1. Send the light (3ce) Jehovah, send the light into my heart.

2. The same way you sent light which brought an end to the chaotic condition of the earth during creation, send light into our Church to expose agents of wickedness in our midst oh Lord.

3. We say no to the wicknedness in our Church and we root them out in Jesus Name.

4. Every activity of wickedness is condemned and cancelled in GOFAMINT.

5. Let the spirit moves through the length and breadth of GOFAMINT for unprecedented end-time revival.

6. We decree the exposure of all agents of darkness in GOFAMINT in Jesus Name.

7. Dear Father, help and grant repentant heart to all sinning members in our Church, who served as shields to the enemies. If they refuse to repent, bring them to judgement.

8. Dear Lord, help us all to live in love and unity in all GOFAMINT assemblies, make way for your move in unprecedented manner.

9. Help us to live in demonstration of the fruits of the spirit, as against works of the flesh all over GOFAMINT in Jesus name.

10. Help all members with carnal tendencies to become spiritual, doing exploits for you.

11. Matthew 3:12, use divine instrument to sweep and make our Church clean in Jesus name.

12 Every demonic connection in GOFAMINT is broken in Jesus Name.

13. Every demonic and wicked agenda is cursed and destroyed by fire in Jesus name.

14. Let an end come to every wilderness experience in our lives and ministries in Jesus name.


Read: 

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 19, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021: GOFAMINT IN AFRICA, ARISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S AGENDA



SPECIAL MINISTRATION FOR THE DAY

Those who are currently feeling pain or discomfort on any part of their body or life in general, and want application of the healing virtue in His wings.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 17TH OF JANUARY, 2021: MCY - LUST II

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 17TH OF JANUARY, 2021: MCY - LUST II

 OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SUNDAY 17TH OF JANUARY, 2021

THEME: MCY: LUST II


MEMORISE:

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18


READ: Judges 16: 4-20

4 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

5 And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.

7 And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

9 Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known.

10 And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.

11 And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms like a thread.

13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.

14 And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web.

15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;

17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.

19 And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and shep began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.

20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.


MESSAGE:



A hungry and thirsty fellow is one who is desperate for food and water. Have you ever seen someone who has been stranded on a desert for a whole month? If he sees water anywhere, he would do anything, and I mean anything, to drink it. The same applies to a person who has been deprived of food for many

days. In the same vein, God expects us to hunger and thirst for righteousness. He expects us to desperately pursue righteousness. Jesus gave a parable in Matthew 13:44-46 that the kingdom of God is like a man who found treasure in a field and went to sell all that he had so he could buy that field and own the treasure. Psalm 63:1 says:

*"...My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water."*

You should be willing to give up anything just to remain righteous. The reverse is the case these days; people are very quick to sacrifice their righteousness in order to gain some pleasures of this world.

 

Don't deceive  yourself with contemporary Christianity. If you are not desperately hungry to live a holy life, you become easy meat for the devil. You need to be desperate enough to cut off your right hand if that hand is going to cause you to sin (Matthew 5:30). In other words, if social media is the means through which immoral thoughts get into your mind, then you must be ready to delete those social media apps from your phone. If you are lusting after your secretary, then you must be ready to let go of such a person. If being a staff in that organization causes you to stain your garment of holiness, then resign! Only the violent can take the kingdom of God and they must take it by force. Don't be afraid to be asked why you pursue this Jesus so much. Fear of what people may say will make many lose their righteousness and consequently, the kingdom of God. You must hunger and thirst for righteousness at all times.


KEY POINT:

Flee every appearance of the lust of the flesh!


HYMN 29:

1 What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What can make me whole again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

Chorus:

O precious is the flow

that makes me white as snow;

no other fount I know;

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


2 For my pardon this I see:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my cleansing this my plea:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


3 Nothing can for sin atone:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Naught of good that I have done:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


4 This is all my hope and peace:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my righteousness:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 

Genesis 34-36

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

 OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SUNDAY 17TH OF JANUARY, 2021

THEME: MCY: LUST II


MEMORISE:

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18


READ: Judges 16: 4-20

4 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

5 And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.

7 And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

9 Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known.

10 And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.

11 And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms like a thread.

13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.

14 And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web.

15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;

17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.

19 And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and shep began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.

20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.


MESSAGE:



A hungry and thirsty fellow is one who is desperate for food and water. Have you ever seen someone who has been stranded on a desert for a whole month? If he sees water anywhere, he would do anything, and I mean anything, to drink it. The same applies to a person who has been deprived of food for many

days. In the same vein, God expects us to hunger and thirst for righteousness. He expects us to desperately pursue righteousness. Jesus gave a parable in Matthew 13:44-46 that the kingdom of God is like a man who found treasure in a field and went to sell all that he had so he could buy that field and own the treasure. Psalm 63:1 says:

*"...My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water."*

You should be willing to give up anything just to remain righteous. The reverse is the case these days; people are very quick to sacrifice their righteousness in order to gain some pleasures of this world.

 

Don't deceive  yourself with contemporary Christianity. If you are not desperately hungry to live a holy life, you become easy meat for the devil. You need to be desperate enough to cut off your right hand if that hand is going to cause you to sin (Matthew 5:30). In other words, if social media is the means through which immoral thoughts get into your mind, then you must be ready to delete those social media apps from your phone. If you are lusting after your secretary, then you must be ready to let go of such a person. If being a staff in that organization causes you to stain your garment of holiness, then resign! Only the violent can take the kingdom of God and they must take it by force. Don't be afraid to be asked why you pursue this Jesus so much. Fear of what people may say will make many lose their righteousness and consequently, the kingdom of God. You must hunger and thirst for righteousness at all times.


KEY POINT:

Flee every appearance of the lust of the flesh!


HYMN 29:

1 What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What can make me whole again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

Chorus:

O precious is the flow

that makes me white as snow;

no other fount I know;

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


2 For my pardon this I see:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my cleansing this my plea:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


3 Nothing can for sin atone:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Naught of good that I have done:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


4 This is all my hope and peace:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my righteousness:

nothing but the blood of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 

Genesis 34-36

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAYFRIDAY 15TH JANUARY 2021: MCY - MEN-PLEASING

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAYFRIDAY 15TH JANUARY 2021: MCY - MEN-PLEASING

THEME: MCY: MEN-PLEASING.

MEMORISE:

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe .           Proverbs 29:25

 


READ:  1 Samuel 15:18 -30

 

18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

 

19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord?

 

20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

 

21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.

 

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

 

24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

 

25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord.

 

26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.

 

27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

 

28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

 

29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.\

 

30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord thy God.

 

 

MESSAGE:

 


The element' M' in our equation for Resistance in the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCV) series that started on the 11th of January, stands for Men­ Pleasing. Some people just want to be known by all. The problem with this however is that you will begin to pay too much attention to what people think of you and you will be scared to offend them even when you are on the side of truth.

 

"And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice."                                                                                                                                                  1 Samuel 1 5 :24

 

In the Scripture above, Saul disobeyed God because he wanted to maintain his popularity amongst men. Fame can create a major problem for you, and that is why I do not like it. You cannot live the life that you love to live; you cannot just stop by the road and buy roasted plantain when you feel like eating some. There are a lot of eyes on you. Left to me, if I could do the work of God without showing my face everywhere, I would gladly do it. I thank God I am not after fame, so when people criticize me on social media because of my Bible-based beliefs, I don't pay attention. Some preachers can't preach the truth anymore because they want to remain popular with the congregation. The fear of man brings a snare (Proverbs 2 9: 25). Beware!


Sometime ago, I went to minister in a Church for a three-day programme. I had preached on faith and other topics and many souls had been saved. I then told the Pastor that I would like to preach a sermon on restitution on the last day. 


He pleaded with me not to do so, tagging it 'hard teaching'. He also added that some of the people I had gathered would leave because of this. I told him I did not care about a big congregation headed for hell. What matters most is preparing these people to get to Heaven. I have always told my children that I am a holiness preacher and so I will teach holiness until I die. This will never change even if people decide to leave the Church because of the 'hard teaching'. What I am after is ensuring that you make it to Heaven. You can call me old-fashioned; I don't care. If we get to Heaven together, you will thank me over there for teaching you holiness.


Men-pleasers seek fame at the expense of pleasing God and this ultimately leads to destruction.

Don't please people and displease God. Put Him first always (Matthew 6:33).

 

PRAYER POINT:

 

Ask God to take away every desire in you to be a men-pleaser.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 28-30

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

HYMNAL: TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE.

1.       Take my life and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

*Take my moments and my days,

Let them flow in endless praise.

 

2.       Take my hands and let them move

At the impulse of Thy love.

Take my feet and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee.

 

3.       Take my voice and let me sing,

Always, only for my King.

Take my lips and let them be

Filled with messages from Thee.

 

4.       Take my silver and my gold,

Not a mite would I withhold.

Take my intellect and use

Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

 

5.       Take my will and make it Thine,

It shall be no longer mine.

Take my heart, it is Thine own,

It shall be Thy royal throne.

 

6.       Take my love, my Lord, I pour

At Thy feet its treasure store.

Take myself and I will be

Ever, only, all for Thee.


THEME: MCY: MEN-PLEASING.

MEMORISE:

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe .           Proverbs 29:25

 


READ:  1 Samuel 15:18 -30

 

18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

 

19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord?

 

20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

 

21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.

 

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

 

24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

 

25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord.

 

26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.

 

27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

 

28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

 

29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.\

 

30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord thy God.

 

 

MESSAGE:

 


The element' M' in our equation for Resistance in the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCV) series that started on the 11th of January, stands for Men­ Pleasing. Some people just want to be known by all. The problem with this however is that you will begin to pay too much attention to what people think of you and you will be scared to offend them even when you are on the side of truth.

 

"And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice."                                                                                                                                                  1 Samuel 1 5 :24

 

In the Scripture above, Saul disobeyed God because he wanted to maintain his popularity amongst men. Fame can create a major problem for you, and that is why I do not like it. You cannot live the life that you love to live; you cannot just stop by the road and buy roasted plantain when you feel like eating some. There are a lot of eyes on you. Left to me, if I could do the work of God without showing my face everywhere, I would gladly do it. I thank God I am not after fame, so when people criticize me on social media because of my Bible-based beliefs, I don't pay attention. Some preachers can't preach the truth anymore because they want to remain popular with the congregation. The fear of man brings a snare (Proverbs 2 9: 25). Beware!


Sometime ago, I went to minister in a Church for a three-day programme. I had preached on faith and other topics and many souls had been saved. I then told the Pastor that I would like to preach a sermon on restitution on the last day. 


He pleaded with me not to do so, tagging it 'hard teaching'. He also added that some of the people I had gathered would leave because of this. I told him I did not care about a big congregation headed for hell. What matters most is preparing these people to get to Heaven. I have always told my children that I am a holiness preacher and so I will teach holiness until I die. This will never change even if people decide to leave the Church because of the 'hard teaching'. What I am after is ensuring that you make it to Heaven. You can call me old-fashioned; I don't care. If we get to Heaven together, you will thank me over there for teaching you holiness.


Men-pleasers seek fame at the expense of pleasing God and this ultimately leads to destruction.

Don't please people and displease God. Put Him first always (Matthew 6:33).

 

PRAYER POINT:

 

Ask God to take away every desire in you to be a men-pleaser.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 28-30

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

HYMNAL: TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE.

1.       Take my life and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

*Take my moments and my days,

Let them flow in endless praise.

 

2.       Take my hands and let them move

At the impulse of Thy love.

Take my feet and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee.

 

3.       Take my voice and let me sing,

Always, only for my King.

Take my lips and let them be

Filled with messages from Thee.

 

4.       Take my silver and my gold,

Not a mite would I withhold.

Take my intellect and use

Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

 

5.       Take my will and make it Thine,

It shall be no longer mine.

Take my heart, it is Thine own,

It shall be Thy royal throne.

 

6.       Take my love, my Lord, I pour

At Thy feet its treasure store.

Take myself and I will be

Ever, only, all for Thee.


OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 14TH OF JANUARY, 2021: MCY - PAST GLORIES

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 14TH OF JANUARY, 2021: MCY - PAST GLORIES

THEME: MCY: PAST GLORIES.

 

MEMORISE:

Brethren, I count not myself to hove apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.                                               Philippians 3:13


READ:  Philippians 3:11-16

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

 

MESSAGE:



We have been examining the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCY) since January 11 and the' PG' in the equation for Resistance stands for Past Glories. Sometimes, people allow the beauty of the "good old days" to hinder Christ from working mightily through them today. Some are so stuck in the past that they are unable to move on from there.

 

As we see from today's memory verse, the Lord expects us to keep moving forward. It doesn't matter how glorious the past was, let it go! Luke 17:32 says " Remember Lot's wife". It is a very brief sentence, but one loaded with deep meanings. Lot's wife looked back simply because she was undecided about her past. Christ cannot operate in the lives of many people today for the same reason: they keep on looking back.

 

Occasionally, some 'believers' see the advert of a beer brand and say "Hmm, thank God for salvation". What does that mean? An urge to drink? When some believers are offended, they say "If not that I have given my life to Christ, I would have shown you that I am a tiger." Oh, so you, are having thoughts of fighting with the fellow? Are you really sure that your life has been given to Christ? If you keep looking at the past, you might end up going back. In Luke 9:62, Jesus Christ said clearly:

 *"...No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."*

 

When you study the armor of God as listed in Ephesians 6:13-17, you will see that there is no protection for the back. This is simply because you must not look back· The moment you turn around; you have given the enemy a very clear chance to destroy you. True soldiers of Christ, those who Christ will dwell in and do exploit through do not look back. They forget the things that are behind and press on for more. They spend time studying the word of God and live by it. They pray for long hours and are committed to spreading the gospel. They don't go around boasting about what they achieved yesterday, instead they are always talking about how much more they want to do for God.

Determine to do more for God from today.

 

KEY POINT:

Forget the past, press forward for more of God.


HYMN 10: I'M PRESSING ON THE UPWARD WAY.

1. I’m pressing on the upward way,

New heights I’m gaining every day;

Still praying as I’m onward bound,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”


Refrain:

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

 

2. My heart has no desire to stay

Where doubts arise and fears dismay;

Though some may dwell where those abound,

My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

 

3. I want to live above the world,

Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;

For faith has caught the joyful sound,

The song of saints on higher ground.

 

4. I want to scale the utmost height

And catch a gleam of glory bright;

But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 

Genesis 25-27

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

THEME: MCY: PAST GLORIES.

 

MEMORISE:

Brethren, I count not myself to hove apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.                                               Philippians 3:13


READ:  Philippians 3:11-16

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

 

MESSAGE:



We have been examining the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCY) since January 11 and the' PG' in the equation for Resistance stands for Past Glories. Sometimes, people allow the beauty of the "good old days" to hinder Christ from working mightily through them today. Some are so stuck in the past that they are unable to move on from there.

 

As we see from today's memory verse, the Lord expects us to keep moving forward. It doesn't matter how glorious the past was, let it go! Luke 17:32 says " Remember Lot's wife". It is a very brief sentence, but one loaded with deep meanings. Lot's wife looked back simply because she was undecided about her past. Christ cannot operate in the lives of many people today for the same reason: they keep on looking back.

 

Occasionally, some 'believers' see the advert of a beer brand and say "Hmm, thank God for salvation". What does that mean? An urge to drink? When some believers are offended, they say "If not that I have given my life to Christ, I would have shown you that I am a tiger." Oh, so you, are having thoughts of fighting with the fellow? Are you really sure that your life has been given to Christ? If you keep looking at the past, you might end up going back. In Luke 9:62, Jesus Christ said clearly:

 *"...No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."*

 

When you study the armor of God as listed in Ephesians 6:13-17, you will see that there is no protection for the back. This is simply because you must not look back· The moment you turn around; you have given the enemy a very clear chance to destroy you. True soldiers of Christ, those who Christ will dwell in and do exploit through do not look back. They forget the things that are behind and press on for more. They spend time studying the word of God and live by it. They pray for long hours and are committed to spreading the gospel. They don't go around boasting about what they achieved yesterday, instead they are always talking about how much more they want to do for God.

Determine to do more for God from today.

 

KEY POINT:

Forget the past, press forward for more of God.


HYMN 10: I'M PRESSING ON THE UPWARD WAY.

1. I’m pressing on the upward way,

New heights I’m gaining every day;

Still praying as I’m onward bound,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”


Refrain:

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

 

2. My heart has no desire to stay

Where doubts arise and fears dismay;

Though some may dwell where those abound,

My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

 

3. I want to live above the world,

Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;

For faith has caught the joyful sound,

The song of saints on higher ground.

 

4. I want to scale the utmost height

And catch a gleam of glory bright;

But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 

Genesis 25-27

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE

 DAY 17: MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021

FOCUS: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE.

TEXT: 1 Cor. 2:14, 1 Cor. 3:3,



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

What is carnality?

The word “carnal” is translated from the Greek word sarkikos, which means “fleshly”. Here in the text, Paul is addressing the Corinthian church and he describes them as being carnal minded or having fleshly yearnings.

The Corinthian church made many mistakes, even though they were enthused about serving the Lord, and Paul found it necessary to temper down their wild enthusiasm with godly instruction. They were “babes in Christ” not yet spiritually matured; they had not grown fully in Christ. The carnal man or woman does not know Christ or the things of God the way they should, they have to be

taught.

Carnality is the church’s worst disease; a church controlled by animal appetites and governed by human nature as opposed to the

Holy Spirit is for sure an oxymoron. Carnality is the “cancer” of today’s church, and it must be cured or it will indeed kill us. (Rom.

8:5-8)

Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.” This is one of the most important Scriptures in the entire Word of God, because it discusses the human mind: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”—Proverbs 23: 7. Where we keep our mind determines who we are and what we do.

Contrary to popular belief, the carnal minded Christian can be very, very religious. He can fool many people with his piety; others see him or her as a true man or woman of God. However, you can be a strict religionist and still live separate from God. There are many today in our churches across the globe who function and carry on very well within the walls of the organized and institutional church instead of carrying out the true mission given to them by Jesus Church.

Indeed, carnality is a true disease within the body of Christ today and we must say no to it in GOFAMINT. It will metastasize, spreading its influences to other parts of the body. Carnality will silently and violently penetrate vital organs within the church body and sabotage their effectiveness. If left undetected, this army of rebels will bring death and destruction to the entire body.

After the diagnoses and the prognosis of this dreadful disease, every member of GOFAMINT may have to go under the spiritual surgical operation of the Holy spirit in order to get well.

LET US PRAY

1. Let us appreciate God for the provision of the cross to give us the enabling grace and power to overcome the flesh.

2. Let’s appreciate Him for the debts paid in full for our redemption and for the grace to be called His own.

3. Every magnet of carnality drawing me and feeding uncleanliness and ungodliness, be destroyed in Jesus name.

4. Every power sowing carnality in my life and making it to thrive,

I decree your time is up and I curse you in the name of the Lord; whither in Jesus Name.

5. Every infirmity that entered my life through the door of carnal weaknesses; I decree your death today in Jesus name.

6. Lord, free me from emotional fluctuations; from rising and falling

in Jesus name.

7. By The Spirit of the Living God, I move beyond the realm of soul’s influence, I key into the Spirit of God.

8. I refuse to be an enemy of God. Carnality: lose your grip over me and let me go!

9. As from today, I refuse to walk after the dictates of my flesh. I receive grace to mortify it completely and walk in the Spirit.

10. Father in the name of Jesus, I cast down every wicked, lustful, lascivious, and unclean thought of the enemy in my life in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

11. In your strength father, I refuse to allow any thoughts of the enemy to enter in; I sanctify my mind and cast evil thoughts away from me in the name of Jesus.

12. Father, I pray that You will cause me to think upon those things which are pure, honest, and of a good report (Philippians 4:8), and I pray that you will not allow my mind to wander into idleness and lust, but that it stay upon the name and person of Jesus.

13. Every manifestation of carnality in the life of GOFAMINT members; be scattered by fire.

14. Let the Fear Of God continually be on all the life of GOFAMINT members worldwide to resist sin and overcome flesh.

15. Lord, breathe your name upon me and empower me to say no to temptation at all times.

16. I confess Lord, in my life it shall be more of you and less of me.

Flesh will not overcome me; it will not sink me in Jesus name.

 DAY 17: MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021

FOCUS: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE.

TEXT: 1 Cor. 2:14, 1 Cor. 3:3,



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

What is carnality?

The word “carnal” is translated from the Greek word sarkikos, which means “fleshly”. Here in the text, Paul is addressing the Corinthian church and he describes them as being carnal minded or having fleshly yearnings.

The Corinthian church made many mistakes, even though they were enthused about serving the Lord, and Paul found it necessary to temper down their wild enthusiasm with godly instruction. They were “babes in Christ” not yet spiritually matured; they had not grown fully in Christ. The carnal man or woman does not know Christ or the things of God the way they should, they have to be

taught.

Carnality is the church’s worst disease; a church controlled by animal appetites and governed by human nature as opposed to the

Holy Spirit is for sure an oxymoron. Carnality is the “cancer” of today’s church, and it must be cured or it will indeed kill us. (Rom.

8:5-8)

Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.” This is one of the most important Scriptures in the entire Word of God, because it discusses the human mind: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”—Proverbs 23: 7. Where we keep our mind determines who we are and what we do.

Contrary to popular belief, the carnal minded Christian can be very, very religious. He can fool many people with his piety; others see him or her as a true man or woman of God. However, you can be a strict religionist and still live separate from God. There are many today in our churches across the globe who function and carry on very well within the walls of the organized and institutional church instead of carrying out the true mission given to them by Jesus Church.

Indeed, carnality is a true disease within the body of Christ today and we must say no to it in GOFAMINT. It will metastasize, spreading its influences to other parts of the body. Carnality will silently and violently penetrate vital organs within the church body and sabotage their effectiveness. If left undetected, this army of rebels will bring death and destruction to the entire body.

After the diagnoses and the prognosis of this dreadful disease, every member of GOFAMINT may have to go under the spiritual surgical operation of the Holy spirit in order to get well.

LET US PRAY

1. Let us appreciate God for the provision of the cross to give us the enabling grace and power to overcome the flesh.

2. Let’s appreciate Him for the debts paid in full for our redemption and for the grace to be called His own.

3. Every magnet of carnality drawing me and feeding uncleanliness and ungodliness, be destroyed in Jesus name.

4. Every power sowing carnality in my life and making it to thrive,

I decree your time is up and I curse you in the name of the Lord; whither in Jesus Name.

5. Every infirmity that entered my life through the door of carnal weaknesses; I decree your death today in Jesus name.

6. Lord, free me from emotional fluctuations; from rising and falling

in Jesus name.

7. By The Spirit of the Living God, I move beyond the realm of soul’s influence, I key into the Spirit of God.

8. I refuse to be an enemy of God. Carnality: lose your grip over me and let me go!

9. As from today, I refuse to walk after the dictates of my flesh. I receive grace to mortify it completely and walk in the Spirit.

10. Father in the name of Jesus, I cast down every wicked, lustful, lascivious, and unclean thought of the enemy in my life in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

11. In your strength father, I refuse to allow any thoughts of the enemy to enter in; I sanctify my mind and cast evil thoughts away from me in the name of Jesus.

12. Father, I pray that You will cause me to think upon those things which are pure, honest, and of a good report (Philippians 4:8), and I pray that you will not allow my mind to wander into idleness and lust, but that it stay upon the name and person of Jesus.

13. Every manifestation of carnality in the life of GOFAMINT members; be scattered by fire.

14. Let the Fear Of God continually be on all the life of GOFAMINT members worldwide to resist sin and overcome flesh.

15. Lord, breathe your name upon me and empower me to say no to temptation at all times.

16. I confess Lord, in my life it shall be more of you and less of me.

Flesh will not overcome me; it will not sink me in Jesus name.

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 16, SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2021: GRACE FOR FAITHFULNESS AND FRUITFUL HARVEST FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF 2021 FIRST FRUIT LIKE OFFERING IN GOFAMINT

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 16, SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2021: GRACE FOR FAITHFULNESS AND FRUITFUL HARVEST FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF 2021 FIRST FRUIT LIKE OFFERING IN GOFAMINT

 DAY 16: SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2021

FOCUS: GRACE FOR FAITHFULNESS AND FRUITFUL

HARVEST FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF 2021 FIRST FRUITLIKE OFFERING IN GOFAMINT

TEXTS:II COR 9:5 – 15



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

So far so good, the first-fruit-like offering in GOFAMINT has

been a success story. We should congratulate ourselves for the

programme and its success. We might not have recorded a

hundred percent success, yet we have not done badly.

The success we achieved can be measured in many ways

(i) It has turned around the fortunes of our church’s financial

income.

(ii) It has afforded our members to give for the work of the

kingdom bountifully as demanded by the Bible.

(iii) It has helped us to advance the project of our envisioned

Gospel city.

(iv) It has gingered our various local assemblies to embark on

specific developmental projects.

Therefore, we are using this medium to appreciate every

member who has cooperated with the church leadership to make

the sacrifice of paying the first fruit-like offering. With the full

assurance that the promises of God for bountiful harvest shall be

fulfilled on each one of us in Jesus name.

We also use this opportunity to appeal to those who are indifferent,

to please join the chariot. Asking whether the first-fruit-like

offering is Biblical or not is unnecessary. II Chron. 20:20 says:

“…believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established, believe

his prophets, so shall you prosper”. As we believe our God, so must

we also believe his prophets (our leaders). When our leaders tell

us God direct them to embark on a project, it is our duty to believe,

follow and obey them. Thank God, we are blessed with trust-

worthy leaders in GOFAMINT who will not use the money given for

the work of God for their personal interest.

There are also some so-called Christians who oppose the

payment of tithe. Even in GOFAMINT, there are those who do not pay their tithes at all or those who do not pay fully. As a church,

we have tenets we subscribe to. If you decide to be a member, a

worker or a minister, you are duty-bound to subscribe to our

agreements.

Jesus said about His minsters in Mathew 18:18: “Truly, I say unto

you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:

and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”.

Such is the authority invested in God’s ministers by God Himself.

A disciple is not wiser than the master. Anyone who has the habit

of opposing his/her leader’s authority has missed the way.

Other sister-churches are doing the same. There are those who are

giving more than the first-fruit-like offering.

It is time, once again to show our love to our God by giving all of our income to God and His work. Let us do it willingly without grudging. Giving our first fruit will not impoverish or kill us, but prosper us. Not doing it, will not add anything to us; rather, it leaves us in the same condition. Let us exercise our faith by giving our substance to our God.

Let us pray:

1. Thank you Lord for every member of GOFAMINT and thank you for what you made our lives to be.

2. Thank you for the vision of the first-fruit-like offering and the progress it has made so far.

3. Thank you Lord for all sacrificial givers in GOFAMINT dead or alive. Bless them and bless their families.

4. Thank you for the great project of the Gospel city. Bless everyfirst fruit offering payer and bless them beyond their imagination in Jesus name.

5. Thank you Lord for helping me to believe in you; establish me in your kingdom, help me also to believe your servants on the first fruit offering for my prosperity.

6. Thank you for every amount paid so far in first fruit-like offering by every participant. To you be glory Lord and make us beneficiaries of the blessings thereof.

7. Thank you for the progress on the Gospel city projects as well as every assembly through the first fruit offerings. (Let every pastor show to the congregation what they have done with their share of the first fruit-like offering in the assembly.

8. Help me Oh Lord to play my role faithfully in this year first fruit-like offering.

9. Dear Lord, let no one take my position in your kingdom business.

10. Dear Lord, open the eyes of those who are doubting your servants about the genuiness of first fruit-like offering to see it in the right perspective.

11. Bless all faithful payers and surprise them in all their endeavours

12. Help all executors of the projects and the administrators of the money to do their assignments in the spirit of truth and fear of God in Jesus name.


Prophetic Utterance: 2021 first fruit-like offering receive unprecedented breakthrough, success and result in Jesus name.


SPECIAL MINISTRATION FOR THE DAY

Those whose files for business or promotion are sat upon by human or satanic agents, the files will be brought out for your promotion, breakthrough and greatness.

 DAY 16: SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2021

FOCUS: GRACE FOR FAITHFULNESS AND FRUITFUL

HARVEST FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF 2021 FIRST FRUITLIKE OFFERING IN GOFAMINT

TEXTS:II COR 9:5 – 15



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

So far so good, the first-fruit-like offering in GOFAMINT has

been a success story. We should congratulate ourselves for the

programme and its success. We might not have recorded a

hundred percent success, yet we have not done badly.

The success we achieved can be measured in many ways

(i) It has turned around the fortunes of our church’s financial

income.

(ii) It has afforded our members to give for the work of the

kingdom bountifully as demanded by the Bible.

(iii) It has helped us to advance the project of our envisioned

Gospel city.

(iv) It has gingered our various local assemblies to embark on

specific developmental projects.

Therefore, we are using this medium to appreciate every

member who has cooperated with the church leadership to make

the sacrifice of paying the first fruit-like offering. With the full

assurance that the promises of God for bountiful harvest shall be

fulfilled on each one of us in Jesus name.

We also use this opportunity to appeal to those who are indifferent,

to please join the chariot. Asking whether the first-fruit-like

offering is Biblical or not is unnecessary. II Chron. 20:20 says:

“…believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established, believe

his prophets, so shall you prosper”. As we believe our God, so must

we also believe his prophets (our leaders). When our leaders tell

us God direct them to embark on a project, it is our duty to believe,

follow and obey them. Thank God, we are blessed with trust-

worthy leaders in GOFAMINT who will not use the money given for

the work of God for their personal interest.

There are also some so-called Christians who oppose the

payment of tithe. Even in GOFAMINT, there are those who do not pay their tithes at all or those who do not pay fully. As a church,

we have tenets we subscribe to. If you decide to be a member, a

worker or a minister, you are duty-bound to subscribe to our

agreements.

Jesus said about His minsters in Mathew 18:18: “Truly, I say unto

you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:

and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”.

Such is the authority invested in God’s ministers by God Himself.

A disciple is not wiser than the master. Anyone who has the habit

of opposing his/her leader’s authority has missed the way.

Other sister-churches are doing the same. There are those who are

giving more than the first-fruit-like offering.

It is time, once again to show our love to our God by giving all of our income to God and His work. Let us do it willingly without grudging. Giving our first fruit will not impoverish or kill us, but prosper us. Not doing it, will not add anything to us; rather, it leaves us in the same condition. Let us exercise our faith by giving our substance to our God.

Let us pray:

1. Thank you Lord for every member of GOFAMINT and thank you for what you made our lives to be.

2. Thank you for the vision of the first-fruit-like offering and the progress it has made so far.

3. Thank you Lord for all sacrificial givers in GOFAMINT dead or alive. Bless them and bless their families.

4. Thank you for the great project of the Gospel city. Bless everyfirst fruit offering payer and bless them beyond their imagination in Jesus name.

5. Thank you Lord for helping me to believe in you; establish me in your kingdom, help me also to believe your servants on the first fruit offering for my prosperity.

6. Thank you for every amount paid so far in first fruit-like offering by every participant. To you be glory Lord and make us beneficiaries of the blessings thereof.

7. Thank you for the progress on the Gospel city projects as well as every assembly through the first fruit offerings. (Let every pastor show to the congregation what they have done with their share of the first fruit-like offering in the assembly.

8. Help me Oh Lord to play my role faithfully in this year first fruit-like offering.

9. Dear Lord, let no one take my position in your kingdom business.

10. Dear Lord, open the eyes of those who are doubting your servants about the genuiness of first fruit-like offering to see it in the right perspective.

11. Bless all faithful payers and surprise them in all their endeavours

12. Help all executors of the projects and the administrators of the money to do their assignments in the spirit of truth and fear of God in Jesus name.


Prophetic Utterance: 2021 first fruit-like offering receive unprecedented breakthrough, success and result in Jesus name.


SPECIAL MINISTRATION FOR THE DAY

Those whose files for business or promotion are sat upon by human or satanic agents, the files will be brought out for your promotion, breakthrough and greatness.

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 15, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY 2021: IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER - FRESH MOVES OF GOD IN OUR HOME MISSION FIELDS

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 15, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY 2021: IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER - FRESH MOVES OF GOD IN OUR HOME MISSION FIELDS

 DAY 15: SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY 2021

FOCUS: IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER: FRESH MOVES OF GOD

IN OUR HOME MISSION FIELDS

TEXT: ISAIAH 11:1-4



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but

righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans

14:17)We cannot overestimate the importance of the presence and

power of the Holy Ghost in the work of proclaiming gospel of the

Kingdom of God. It is simply indispensable because there are

kingdoms to subdue, territories to conquer, captives to liberate

from the tyranny of the oppressor; converts to prepare for

victorious Christian living and for our ultimate home in heaven.

That missionaries work among chronic sinners, whose hearts are

hardened and minds blinded by the god of this world, is saying the

obvious. Therefore, missionaries across various missions fields in

Nigeria need fresh divine encounter in order to demonstrate the

Spirit and power of God to pull down satanic strongholds and turn

their hearers to the power of God and not to enticing words of

man’s wisdom.

Let us passionately cry unto God that He will open heaven over our

home mission fields and over all our missionaries for fresh

outpouring of his power upon their lives and work. Let us beseech

God to move in new and unusual dimensions in our missions

fields.We desire that our missionaries will return again and again

with joyous and victorious testimonies of God’s superlative and

supernatural move in their lives and ministries.

Passionate Prayers

1. Lord of Harvest, we are grateful to you for the salvation of

souls in our various missions fields.

2. Thank you on behalf of our missionaries and the work you

have accomplished through them.

3. Thank you Everlasting Father, for all you are set to do in our

missions fields this year.

4. Heavenly Father, let your Holy Spirit rest upon our

missionaries afresh for fresh move in our Home Mission Fields

in Jesus name, Amen.

5. Daddy, open heaven for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit

afresh upon our mission fields in Jesus name.

6. Daddy, open our spiritual eyes afresh to heavenly vision for

mission in Jesus name.

7. Almighty God, terminate spiritual dryness in all our mission

fields in Jesus name, Amen.

8. Matthew 9:36-38 -Everlasting Father, send willing and ready

labourers to the wasting harvest of unreached mission fields

in Jesus name, Amen.

9. Righteous Father, renew, refill, and refresh all our Home

missionaries in Jesus name.

10. Almighty Father, release your apostolic anointing upon all

our Home missionaries for fruitful ministries in Jesus name.

11. Daddy, grant to all our missionaries, door of utterance and

faith in their respective fields of ministries in Jesus name,

Amen.

12. Lord, you are Jehovah Rapha, heal all wounded, sick and

broken-hearted missionaries. Bind up their wounds and make

them completely whole in Jesus name.

13. Heavenly Father, let there be supernatural release of

resources for the glorious execution of the missionary

enterprise in our Home Mission fields.

14. I Thess. 2:18 – Daddy, remove all hindrances being used by

Satan and his cohorts to hinder the success and progress of

mission work in Nigeria in Jesus name.

15. Psalm 68:1 - O Lord, arise in our mission fields and let all

your enemies be scattered in Jesus name, Amen.


Read:


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 16, SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2021: GRACE FOR FAITHFULNESS AND FRUITFUL HARVEST FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF 2021 FIRST FRUIT LIKE OFFERING IN GOFAMINT


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE


Special Ministration for the Day

Let all participants raise their right hands toward the four corners

of our nations (East, West, North and South) and make this decree:

Forces of stagnation and limitations operating at any level in any

of our mission fields from the East to West, North to South, be

shattered and destroyed in Jesus name. Amen.


Read also:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 14, FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH, 2021: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH

 DAY 15: SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY 2021

FOCUS: IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER: FRESH MOVES OF GOD

IN OUR HOME MISSION FIELDS

TEXT: ISAIAH 11:1-4



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but

righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans

14:17)We cannot overestimate the importance of the presence and

power of the Holy Ghost in the work of proclaiming gospel of the

Kingdom of God. It is simply indispensable because there are

kingdoms to subdue, territories to conquer, captives to liberate

from the tyranny of the oppressor; converts to prepare for

victorious Christian living and for our ultimate home in heaven.

That missionaries work among chronic sinners, whose hearts are

hardened and minds blinded by the god of this world, is saying the

obvious. Therefore, missionaries across various missions fields in

Nigeria need fresh divine encounter in order to demonstrate the

Spirit and power of God to pull down satanic strongholds and turn

their hearers to the power of God and not to enticing words of

man’s wisdom.

Let us passionately cry unto God that He will open heaven over our

home mission fields and over all our missionaries for fresh

outpouring of his power upon their lives and work. Let us beseech

God to move in new and unusual dimensions in our missions

fields.We desire that our missionaries will return again and again

with joyous and victorious testimonies of God’s superlative and

supernatural move in their lives and ministries.

Passionate Prayers

1. Lord of Harvest, we are grateful to you for the salvation of

souls in our various missions fields.

2. Thank you on behalf of our missionaries and the work you

have accomplished through them.

3. Thank you Everlasting Father, for all you are set to do in our

missions fields this year.

4. Heavenly Father, let your Holy Spirit rest upon our

missionaries afresh for fresh move in our Home Mission Fields

in Jesus name, Amen.

5. Daddy, open heaven for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit

afresh upon our mission fields in Jesus name.

6. Daddy, open our spiritual eyes afresh to heavenly vision for

mission in Jesus name.

7. Almighty God, terminate spiritual dryness in all our mission

fields in Jesus name, Amen.

8. Matthew 9:36-38 -Everlasting Father, send willing and ready

labourers to the wasting harvest of unreached mission fields

in Jesus name, Amen.

9. Righteous Father, renew, refill, and refresh all our Home

missionaries in Jesus name.

10. Almighty Father, release your apostolic anointing upon all

our Home missionaries for fruitful ministries in Jesus name.

11. Daddy, grant to all our missionaries, door of utterance and

faith in their respective fields of ministries in Jesus name,

Amen.

12. Lord, you are Jehovah Rapha, heal all wounded, sick and

broken-hearted missionaries. Bind up their wounds and make

them completely whole in Jesus name.

13. Heavenly Father, let there be supernatural release of

resources for the glorious execution of the missionary

enterprise in our Home Mission fields.

14. I Thess. 2:18 – Daddy, remove all hindrances being used by

Satan and his cohorts to hinder the success and progress of

mission work in Nigeria in Jesus name.

15. Psalm 68:1 - O Lord, arise in our mission fields and let all

your enemies be scattered in Jesus name, Amen.


Read:


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 16, SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2021: GRACE FOR FAITHFULNESS AND FRUITFUL HARVEST FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF 2021 FIRST FRUIT LIKE OFFERING IN GOFAMINT


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 17, MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021: OVERCOMING THE DISEASE OF CARNALITY IN GOFAMINT WORLDWIDE


Special Ministration for the Day

Let all participants raise their right hands toward the four corners

of our nations (East, West, North and South) and make this decree:

Forces of stagnation and limitations operating at any level in any

of our mission fields from the East to West, North to South, be

shattered and destroyed in Jesus name. Amen.


Read also:

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 14, FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH, 2021: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 14, FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH, 2021: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 14, FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH, 2021: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH

 DAY 14: FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021

FOCUS: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO

EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH.

TEXTS: Acts 2:41-42, Phil. 1:13.



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

Pentecost is a term meaning fiftieth, which was applied to the fiftieth day after the Passover. It was the culmination of the "feast of weeks" (Ex. 24:22; Deut. 16:10), which began on the third day after the Passover with the presentation of the first harvest sheaves to God, and which concluded with the offering of two loaves of unleavened bread, representing the first products of the harvest (Lev. 23:17, 20; Deut. 16:9-10).

When Jesus ascended into heaven, He instructed his disciples to remain in Jerusalem until they should receive power from on high.

As a group of 120 were praying in an upper room in Jerusalem fifty days after his death, the Holy Spirit descended upon them with the sound of a great wind and with tongues of fire which settled upon each one of them. They began to speak with other languages and to preach boldly in the name of Christ, with the result that three thousand souls were saved. In rebuttal to criticism by devout Jews, Peter stood up and, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, gave a

wonderful sermon. After the sermon, Luke wrote in verses 41 and 42. Then read Acts 2:41-42

This incredible manifestation of divine power marked the beginning of the church which has ever since regarded Pentecost as its birthday.Pentecost, then, is the anniversary of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

This day was not the beginning of a denomination. It was the beginning of the one church: The One True Church. The Church that is bought with the blood of Christ;The Church that is united by the indwelling Spirit;

The Church that is taught with the inspired Word. For uncommon growth in GOFAMINT we need this Pentecostal experience again in all our lives, homes, assemblies, districts, regions, and church at large. This word will be taken to every home level for grassroots impact. This is what the Lord did for us during the COVID lockdown when we all took the word to the house fellowship levels.


SPECIAL MINISTRATION FOR THE DAY

Those who want God to use them this year in ministering to highly placed elites and thereby be blessed after the order of Job 36:11.


LET US PRAY

1. Lord, let the heathen be granted unto us in GOFAMINT as our inheritance and let the earth be our assets in the name of Jesus

(Ps. 2:8)

2. Oh, Lord! Let there be diverse acts in all GOFAMINT assemblies, just as it took place at Pentecost, so that men, from every crannies of the world, will get to know You. Acts 2:6/41.

3. In the name of Jesus, Father, send forth your reaper angels to go to the harvest fields, and direct men into your church. Acts

10:3/34-35.

5. Lord, let your reaping angels cast their sickle into the harvest field and reap every soul destined for salvation in Jesus’ name!

Rev. 14:14/16.

6. Every power thriving to manipulate those who have just been converted from being established, we cast it out in the name of

Jesus.

7. Lord, raise men whose heart still beat after you; after the harvest of perishing souls and cause them to flow into your church.

8. Let GOFAMINT continually experience supernatural growth, making it a city without walls/barriers.

9. We speak against all hindrances posed by the devil against the growth of the church. We decree that the church shall grow in the name of Jesus.

10. Let every unit in this church become strengthened for unusual growth leading to more souls being saved in the name of Jesus.

11. Father, turn every GOFAMINT member into a walking miracle, so that men may see your goodness in our lives and turn to you.

12. In Jesus name, let every GOFAMINT assembly become solution grounds where needs are met and souls won into the kingdom.

13. By the power of the Holy Ghost, cause members of GOFAMINT to become passionate about winning souls.

14. Father, we bless your name for the body of Christ even as you have called us to serve at this point in time! We decree supernatural multiplication of your church across cities in the world.

15. No weapon formed against the growth of the church shall prosper in the name of Jesus! The church is marching forward.

16. Father, we demolish every stronghold of the enemy against the growth of GOFAMINT.

17. We speak the blood of Jesus over GOFAMINT, By faith, we decree supernatural expansion; let your presence continue to show forth as we grow supernaturally.

18. Father, as your church goes about preaching the gospel, clothe us with your power from on high; to be true witnesses in the name of Jesus.

19. Father, as we preach the gospel, let your Holy Spirit do the convicting in the name of Jesus! Do that which only you can do! As we plant, Lord water and make our efforts grow! (1 Cor. 3:7).

20. Give us nations, Lord! Let the heathen know that you are God!

Hear our cries and let GOFAMINT continually experience increase!

1 Jn. 5:14-15.


READ:


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 15, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY 2021: IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER - FRESH MOVES OF GOD IN OUR HOME MISSION FIELDS

 DAY 14: FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021

FOCUS: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO

EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH.

TEXTS: Acts 2:41-42, Phil. 1:13.



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

Pentecost is a term meaning fiftieth, which was applied to the fiftieth day after the Passover. It was the culmination of the "feast of weeks" (Ex. 24:22; Deut. 16:10), which began on the third day after the Passover with the presentation of the first harvest sheaves to God, and which concluded with the offering of two loaves of unleavened bread, representing the first products of the harvest (Lev. 23:17, 20; Deut. 16:9-10).

When Jesus ascended into heaven, He instructed his disciples to remain in Jerusalem until they should receive power from on high.

As a group of 120 were praying in an upper room in Jerusalem fifty days after his death, the Holy Spirit descended upon them with the sound of a great wind and with tongues of fire which settled upon each one of them. They began to speak with other languages and to preach boldly in the name of Christ, with the result that three thousand souls were saved. In rebuttal to criticism by devout Jews, Peter stood up and, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, gave a

wonderful sermon. After the sermon, Luke wrote in verses 41 and 42. Then read Acts 2:41-42

This incredible manifestation of divine power marked the beginning of the church which has ever since regarded Pentecost as its birthday.Pentecost, then, is the anniversary of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

This day was not the beginning of a denomination. It was the beginning of the one church: The One True Church. The Church that is bought with the blood of Christ;The Church that is united by the indwelling Spirit;

The Church that is taught with the inspired Word. For uncommon growth in GOFAMINT we need this Pentecostal experience again in all our lives, homes, assemblies, districts, regions, and church at large. This word will be taken to every home level for grassroots impact. This is what the Lord did for us during the COVID lockdown when we all took the word to the house fellowship levels.


SPECIAL MINISTRATION FOR THE DAY

Those who want God to use them this year in ministering to highly placed elites and thereby be blessed after the order of Job 36:11.


LET US PRAY

1. Lord, let the heathen be granted unto us in GOFAMINT as our inheritance and let the earth be our assets in the name of Jesus

(Ps. 2:8)

2. Oh, Lord! Let there be diverse acts in all GOFAMINT assemblies, just as it took place at Pentecost, so that men, from every crannies of the world, will get to know You. Acts 2:6/41.

3. In the name of Jesus, Father, send forth your reaper angels to go to the harvest fields, and direct men into your church. Acts

10:3/34-35.

5. Lord, let your reaping angels cast their sickle into the harvest field and reap every soul destined for salvation in Jesus’ name!

Rev. 14:14/16.

6. Every power thriving to manipulate those who have just been converted from being established, we cast it out in the name of

Jesus.

7. Lord, raise men whose heart still beat after you; after the harvest of perishing souls and cause them to flow into your church.

8. Let GOFAMINT continually experience supernatural growth, making it a city without walls/barriers.

9. We speak against all hindrances posed by the devil against the growth of the church. We decree that the church shall grow in the name of Jesus.

10. Let every unit in this church become strengthened for unusual growth leading to more souls being saved in the name of Jesus.

11. Father, turn every GOFAMINT member into a walking miracle, so that men may see your goodness in our lives and turn to you.

12. In Jesus name, let every GOFAMINT assembly become solution grounds where needs are met and souls won into the kingdom.

13. By the power of the Holy Ghost, cause members of GOFAMINT to become passionate about winning souls.

14. Father, we bless your name for the body of Christ even as you have called us to serve at this point in time! We decree supernatural multiplication of your church across cities in the world.

15. No weapon formed against the growth of the church shall prosper in the name of Jesus! The church is marching forward.

16. Father, we demolish every stronghold of the enemy against the growth of GOFAMINT.

17. We speak the blood of Jesus over GOFAMINT, By faith, we decree supernatural expansion; let your presence continue to show forth as we grow supernaturally.

18. Father, as your church goes about preaching the gospel, clothe us with your power from on high; to be true witnesses in the name of Jesus.

19. Father, as we preach the gospel, let your Holy Spirit do the convicting in the name of Jesus! Do that which only you can do! As we plant, Lord water and make our efforts grow! (1 Cor. 3:7).

20. Give us nations, Lord! Let the heathen know that you are God!

Hear our cries and let GOFAMINT continually experience increase!

1 Jn. 5:14-15.


READ:


GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 15, SATURDAY, 16TH JANUARY 2021: IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER - FRESH MOVES OF GOD IN OUR HOME MISSION FIELDS

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 13, THURSDAY JANUARY 14TH, 2021: DIVINE PROVISION OF GODLY ORDAINED SPOUSES FOR ALL OUR MATURED SINGLES AND CHILDREN FOR THE BARREN FAMILIES IN GOFAMINT WORLD WIDE

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 13, THURSDAY JANUARY 14TH, 2021: DIVINE PROVISION OF GODLY ORDAINED SPOUSES FOR ALL OUR MATURED SINGLES AND CHILDREN FOR THE BARREN FAMILIES IN GOFAMINT WORLD WIDE

 DAY 13: THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2021

FOCUS: DIVINE PROVISION OF GODLY ORDAINED SPOUSES FOR ALL OUR MATURED SINGLES AND CHILDREN FOR THE BARREN FAMILIES IN GOFAMINT WORLD WIDE.

TEXTS: GEN. 2:18 & 24, EXOD. 23:25-27, HEB. 24:3-4. DEUT.

7:14



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

Finding your God given spouse has nothing to do with your looks,

age or income. It’s good to have those things as they are

necessary, but in the spiritual realm they are of little or no significance when we speak in terms ofdeterminants. It is not about what you have, or who you are. God gives liberally and looks at the heart before giving what each person needs in order of priority. He knows exactly when to bestow these blessings, including the gift of a spouse and a child, and is always right on time. His ways are not our ways. He is sovereign!

God may decide to give you a test before he leads you to your appointed partner. Some ladies who are praying night and day may simply need to stop praying for a while and work on their character, not beauty. Many have missed their God appointed spouses through bad character.


READ:

PRAYER FOR DAY 12, WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2021FOCUS: ABUNDANCE GRACE TO UPHOLD THE FAITH OF OUR FATHERS IN A CHANGING WORLD


A lot of people are battling with isolation and loneliness. It is

possible that you are attractive, nice, intelligent, educated but can’t

still find the right partner. God does not need you to catwalk

stylishly or paint your lips as a sister before your appointed man

can notice you.

In the book of Genesis 24:3-4, when it was time for Isaac to get

married, Abraham sent his servant to his country with strict

instruction to get a wife for his son. He knew that God hated

“unequal yoke” of marriage with unbelievers. Your wife or husband

is in the household of God, not in the world amongst unbelievers.

Open your eyes and mind, pray and let God choose for you his

perfect will. God is your help not man. Don’t lose your Joy. Be

positive. God has the answer.

God intends you to experience fruitfulness in every area of your

life. To receive fruitfulness, you need to deal with barrenness.

Barrenness means being unfruitful, unproductive, empty, closed-

up, shut-up, lifeless, hopeless and helpless. It is the opposite or

absence of fruitfulness.God’s word has some very specific promises

when it comes to the area of barrenness. And they are yes and

amen.

The God that turn barrenness to fruitfulness will visit all GOFAMINT

members worldwide; who are expecting the fruit of the womb from

God.

There were notable women through whom God brought forth the

promised seed, but who had to overcome barrenness. Women like

Sarah, the wife of Abraham; Rebekah, the wife of Isaac; and

Rachael, the wife of Jacob—the three mothers in Israel. If God

could turn their barrenness to fruitfulness God will attend to you

as you pray this prayers and give you a notable testimony that will

cause you to come and testify this time next year. Amen.

LET US PRAY 

1. Evil spiritual engagement, dowry, and wedding conducted on my

behalf, be dissolved by the blood of Jesus.

2. I speak destruction to the root of oppression and affliction in my marital journey in the name of Jesus.

3. Ancestral spirit wife/Husband militating against my physical marriage, be arrested in the name of Jesus.

4. I destroy the power of barrenness in marriage by the power of the Holy Ghost, in Jesus name.

5. My divine partner, anywhere you are; manifest and locate me, in Jesus name.

6. Whether the devil likes it or not, my marriage shall be like heaven on earth in the name of Jesus.

7. O Lord, give me wonderful children that will glorify your name, in the name of Jesus.

8. Every abnormality and disorderliness in my family line, you will not prosper in my own marriage, in the name of Jesus.

9. I break every covenant of marital failure and late marriage in the name of Jesus.

10. I break myself loose from every inheritance of barrenness in Jesus name.

11. Any buried thing affecting my conception; be uprooted by the angel of God in the name of Jesus.

12. Every territorial demon working against my marriage, receive the thunder fire of God and die in Jesus name.

13. Every arrow of barrenness fired into the womb of any of our members on the day of engagement and wedding, come out and go back to your sender in the name of Jesus.

14. Every evil gift of barrenness, given on wedding day,be fished out now and roasted by the fire of God in the mighty name of Jesus.

15. Every negative prayer on wedding and engagement day, affecting our lives, be nullified in the mighty name of Jesus.

16. Every satanic mark promoting barrenness in our lives, be nullified by the blood of Jesus.

17. Let the Fire of God destroy every evil growth in any part of the womb and body hindering conception and healthy pregnancy in Jesus name.

18. Father, You have done it for others before me, do my own and fill my mouth with testimony so that the world will celebrate you in my life.


Read: 

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 14, FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH, 2021: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH


 DAY 13: THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2021

FOCUS: DIVINE PROVISION OF GODLY ORDAINED SPOUSES FOR ALL OUR MATURED SINGLES AND CHILDREN FOR THE BARREN FAMILIES IN GOFAMINT WORLD WIDE.

TEXTS: GEN. 2:18 & 24, EXOD. 23:25-27, HEB. 24:3-4. DEUT.

7:14



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER

Finding your God given spouse has nothing to do with your looks,

age or income. It’s good to have those things as they are

necessary, but in the spiritual realm they are of little or no significance when we speak in terms ofdeterminants. It is not about what you have, or who you are. God gives liberally and looks at the heart before giving what each person needs in order of priority. He knows exactly when to bestow these blessings, including the gift of a spouse and a child, and is always right on time. His ways are not our ways. He is sovereign!

God may decide to give you a test before he leads you to your appointed partner. Some ladies who are praying night and day may simply need to stop praying for a while and work on their character, not beauty. Many have missed their God appointed spouses through bad character.


READ:

PRAYER FOR DAY 12, WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2021FOCUS: ABUNDANCE GRACE TO UPHOLD THE FAITH OF OUR FATHERS IN A CHANGING WORLD


A lot of people are battling with isolation and loneliness. It is

possible that you are attractive, nice, intelligent, educated but can’t

still find the right partner. God does not need you to catwalk

stylishly or paint your lips as a sister before your appointed man

can notice you.

In the book of Genesis 24:3-4, when it was time for Isaac to get

married, Abraham sent his servant to his country with strict

instruction to get a wife for his son. He knew that God hated

“unequal yoke” of marriage with unbelievers. Your wife or husband

is in the household of God, not in the world amongst unbelievers.

Open your eyes and mind, pray and let God choose for you his

perfect will. God is your help not man. Don’t lose your Joy. Be

positive. God has the answer.

God intends you to experience fruitfulness in every area of your

life. To receive fruitfulness, you need to deal with barrenness.

Barrenness means being unfruitful, unproductive, empty, closed-

up, shut-up, lifeless, hopeless and helpless. It is the opposite or

absence of fruitfulness.God’s word has some very specific promises

when it comes to the area of barrenness. And they are yes and

amen.

The God that turn barrenness to fruitfulness will visit all GOFAMINT

members worldwide; who are expecting the fruit of the womb from

God.

There were notable women through whom God brought forth the

promised seed, but who had to overcome barrenness. Women like

Sarah, the wife of Abraham; Rebekah, the wife of Isaac; and

Rachael, the wife of Jacob—the three mothers in Israel. If God

could turn their barrenness to fruitfulness God will attend to you

as you pray this prayers and give you a notable testimony that will

cause you to come and testify this time next year. Amen.

LET US PRAY 

1. Evil spiritual engagement, dowry, and wedding conducted on my

behalf, be dissolved by the blood of Jesus.

2. I speak destruction to the root of oppression and affliction in my marital journey in the name of Jesus.

3. Ancestral spirit wife/Husband militating against my physical marriage, be arrested in the name of Jesus.

4. I destroy the power of barrenness in marriage by the power of the Holy Ghost, in Jesus name.

5. My divine partner, anywhere you are; manifest and locate me, in Jesus name.

6. Whether the devil likes it or not, my marriage shall be like heaven on earth in the name of Jesus.

7. O Lord, give me wonderful children that will glorify your name, in the name of Jesus.

8. Every abnormality and disorderliness in my family line, you will not prosper in my own marriage, in the name of Jesus.

9. I break every covenant of marital failure and late marriage in the name of Jesus.

10. I break myself loose from every inheritance of barrenness in Jesus name.

11. Any buried thing affecting my conception; be uprooted by the angel of God in the name of Jesus.

12. Every territorial demon working against my marriage, receive the thunder fire of God and die in Jesus name.

13. Every arrow of barrenness fired into the womb of any of our members on the day of engagement and wedding, come out and go back to your sender in the name of Jesus.

14. Every evil gift of barrenness, given on wedding day,be fished out now and roasted by the fire of God in the mighty name of Jesus.

15. Every negative prayer on wedding and engagement day, affecting our lives, be nullified in the mighty name of Jesus.

16. Every satanic mark promoting barrenness in our lives, be nullified by the blood of Jesus.

17. Let the Fire of God destroy every evil growth in any part of the womb and body hindering conception and healthy pregnancy in Jesus name.

18. Father, You have done it for others before me, do my own and fill my mouth with testimony so that the world will celebrate you in my life.


Read: 

GOFAMINT VICTORY MONTH PRAYER FOR DAY 14, FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH, 2021: PENTECOST AGAIN - FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO EVERY LIVING ROOM FOR UNCOMMON GROWTH


OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2021: MCY:SELF-SUFFICIENCY

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2021: MCY:SELF-SUFFICIENCY

 THEME: MCY:SELF-SUFFICIENCY.


MEMORISE:


I am the vine, ye are the b ranches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

 

READ: Judges16:20-21

 

20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.

 

21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

 

MESSAGE:

 


The 'S' in our equation for Resistance in the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCY) stands for Self-Sufficiency (If you do not understand, kindly refer to the devotionals of January.11 and 12). Most times, what many people call self-sufficiency is purely reliance on their flesh rather than God. In Daniel 4 :2 8-37, we see how this attitude got Nebuchadnezzar into trouble. He said "Is this not Babylon that I built?" As a result, God sent him to eat grass in the forest for seven years to prove to him that all he had was from Him. By the time he came back, he acknowledged God as the Most High who rules in the affairs of men.

 

Today's Bible reading tells the story of Samson. This man had defeated an entire army with the jawbone of an ass. He was really strong. Unfortunately, he did not realize that this strength was not from him but from God. I know this because if you look through the feats he had accomplished, you would see everything starting with "And the spirit of the lord came upon Him" Judges 14:6, Judges 14:19, Judges 15:14). One day, after God's Spirit had left

him, he said "'I will arise and go out as at other times before" Judges 16:20) but he was put to shame. It does not matter how gifted or skillful you are, without God, you are no different from the sand in the beach.

 

Many a time, when we listen to the testimonies of some people, we still see them glorifying 'self'. They take the shine off God and put it on their efforts. In Philippians 3:3-7, Paul had been talking so much about himself until something warned him "Be careful", and he quickly added in verse 7 "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ."Proverbs3 :5-6 says:

 

            "Trust in the lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

 

You want God to live in you and operate through you? Then, you must not lean on your own understanding. You must get to the point where you can say that it is in Him that I live, move and have my being (Acts1 7:28).

 

We should always remember the words of Aposele Paul in 2 Corinthians 3:5:

"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;”

 

KEY POINT:

You are nothing without God.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 21-22


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

HYMN 14: JESUS MY LORD, MY GOD, MY ALL

 

1 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All,

How can I love thee as I ought?

And how revere this wondrous gift,

So far surpassing hope or thought?

Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

 

2 Had I but Mary's sinless heart

To love thee with, my dearest King,

Oh, with what bursts of fervant praise

Thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing.

Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

 

3 Thy Body, Soul, and Godhead, all,

O mystery of love divine.

I cannot compass all I have,

For all thou hast and art are mine.

Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

 THEME: MCY:SELF-SUFFICIENCY.


MEMORISE:


I am the vine, ye are the b ranches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

 

READ: Judges16:20-21

 

20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.

 

21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

 

MESSAGE:

 


The 'S' in our equation for Resistance in the "Mathematics of Christ in You" (MCY) stands for Self-Sufficiency (If you do not understand, kindly refer to the devotionals of January.11 and 12). Most times, what many people call self-sufficiency is purely reliance on their flesh rather than God. In Daniel 4 :2 8-37, we see how this attitude got Nebuchadnezzar into trouble. He said "Is this not Babylon that I built?" As a result, God sent him to eat grass in the forest for seven years to prove to him that all he had was from Him. By the time he came back, he acknowledged God as the Most High who rules in the affairs of men.

 

Today's Bible reading tells the story of Samson. This man had defeated an entire army with the jawbone of an ass. He was really strong. Unfortunately, he did not realize that this strength was not from him but from God. I know this because if you look through the feats he had accomplished, you would see everything starting with "And the spirit of the lord came upon Him" Judges 14:6, Judges 14:19, Judges 15:14). One day, after God's Spirit had left

him, he said "'I will arise and go out as at other times before" Judges 16:20) but he was put to shame. It does not matter how gifted or skillful you are, without God, you are no different from the sand in the beach.

 

Many a time, when we listen to the testimonies of some people, we still see them glorifying 'self'. They take the shine off God and put it on their efforts. In Philippians 3:3-7, Paul had been talking so much about himself until something warned him "Be careful", and he quickly added in verse 7 "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ."Proverbs3 :5-6 says:

 

            "Trust in the lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

 

You want God to live in you and operate through you? Then, you must not lean on your own understanding. You must get to the point where you can say that it is in Him that I live, move and have my being (Acts1 7:28).

 

We should always remember the words of Aposele Paul in 2 Corinthians 3:5:

"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;”

 

KEY POINT:

You are nothing without God.

 

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 21-22


AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 

 

HYMN 14: JESUS MY LORD, MY GOD, MY ALL

 

1 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All,

How can I love thee as I ought?

And how revere this wondrous gift,

So far surpassing hope or thought?

Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

 

2 Had I but Mary's sinless heart

To love thee with, my dearest King,

Oh, with what bursts of fervant praise

Thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing.

Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

 

3 Thy Body, Soul, and Godhead, all,

O mystery of love divine.

I cannot compass all I have,

For all thou hast and art are mine.

Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Oh, make us love thee more and more.

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