SUNDAY SERVICE OF MARCH 4, 2018
MINISTER: PASTOR ISAAC FOLAJI
“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Every product has a manual, written by the manufacturer, which guides the users of that product. Humans are products of God and so He is the only one that could have written the manual for which we can effectively function. The Bible is that manual and His plans for us are clearly stated in its pages.
God’s plans cover every aspect of our lives - sound health, financial favour, prosperity, overflowing blessings etc - and are superior to any other plan. In 3rd John 2, the Bibles states, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in good health, even as thy soul prospereth. Psalms 91:16 confirms this declaration by saying, "With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
‘’As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts’’ (Isaiah 55:9).
God's plan is better than ours that is why wise men go for it, and they do so by looking into the scriptures.
As earthly fathers prepare wills for their children, so God has written plans for our lives in the Bible In Hebrews 10:7, the Bible says, "Then said I, Lo, I came ( In the volume of the Book, it is written of me) to do thy will , O God"
The Bible is our certified guide of life. John the Baptist discovered who he was from scriptures. Jesus the Master also discovered His mission from Scriptures. In Luke 4:17-18, the Bible says, "And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the Book, He found the place where it was written, The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken- hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty upon them that are bruised”.
God’s words is like a mirror (James 1:21 – 25) and what it says about us, is who we truly are. Whatever men may say does not matter; what God says is what matters, Romans 3:4 says, "…let God be true and let all men be liars..." Because God is our maker, He alone can determine our purpose. “Know ye that the Lord He is God: It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pastures...”(Psalms 1OO:3)
UNVEILING THE PLANS OF GOD
The various plans God has for us include:
- 1. Every child of God is redeemed to dominate. Ephesians 2: 5-6 makes it known to us that even when we were death in sin God saved us by grace, quickened and raised us together in Christ, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 1:20-21, 2:5-6).
You are superior to any power of darkness. Witches and wizards should not be the ones to determine your prayer and praise lifestyle because they are too small for you to worry about. God's word is the truth, so whatever negative feelings you have presently are all lies, as long as they are contrary to the word of God. What you see or experience really does not matter because it is not superior to the Word. Your experience is a temporary situation that will eventually give way to the written Word.
We are redeemed to reign as kings on earth. Every seed of Abraham is a king, who belongs to honour, royalty, dignity etc. Revelations 5:10 reveals to us the truth that Jesus made kings and priests of God, to reign on earth (John 1:12). So as kings, we should mind our conducts - kings do not act irresponsibly.
We are redeemed to be blessed, and to be a blessing to our world. Galatians 3:13-14 teaches us that Christ redeemed us from the curse of law when he was made a curse for us, by being hung on a tree. This happened so that the blessings of Abraham would come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith. Those who live around you must fill the impact of your blessings.
THE MASTER KEY TO ACCESSING THE PLANS OF GOD
The plan of God is the size of God, it is only God that can bring it to pass 1st kings 8-15 says, "And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it”. God will fulfil whatever He says concerning us but the master key which opens the door to that fulfillment is the love for God. Romans 8 v 28 says, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose..." John 14:21 reiterates the above by saying, "He that hath my commandment and keepeth them, he, it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
Loving God is a lifelong demand and every child of God must also stay in love with God in order to access the plan of God for their lives.
EXPECTATION FOR MARITAL BREAKTHROUGH.
The master key for marital fulfilment is service to God. You must be faithful in your service to God for your blessings to come (Luke 16:12). A prudent wife is a gift from God that can only be gotten through our stewardship (Proverbs 19:14). If you desire a good spouse, be interested in the things of God first. You access the favour of God through genuine service to Him and when your service is truly acceptable to God, you surely enjoy your marriage because He gives you wisdom that will guide you in your marriage (Proverbs 16:20, John 14:21-23).
Whatever you invest in the house of God is invested back into your life by God. Genuine service also restores broken homes. (Psalm 68:6, Zechariah 1:21).
We can therefore expect the following:
- Destruction of all Forms of Marital Numbers 23 v 23 says, "Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel; According to this time, it shall be said of Jacob and Israel what shall God wrought."
- Speedy Miracle Marriages this In Genesis 24:13, the Bible says, "And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder."
- Restoration: All young widows and widowers who wish to remarry shall be connected to their partners. Broken relationships which are Godly and genuine, will be restored.
- Multiplication of Peace in Existing Marriages. The keys to achieving the above is to keep serving God. Proverbs 11:30 says that the fruits the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise (Proverbs 16:20).
For our singles who desire to get married, you do not need too much prayers, just do the right things according to Mathew 6:33, and Psalms 34:10 shall be your portion.
Remain Ever Blessed!
Jesus Is Lord!