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Unhindered Advancement, by Brother Tobilola Akintokun

Unhindered Advancement, by Brother Tobilola Akintokun

Our theme for the month of August 2017 is Unhindered Advancement. It is unhindered advancement… because it is unhindered….
Hosea 4 vs 1 and vs 6 – Hear the word of the Lord, you children of Israel, For the Lord has a [legal] case with the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness [no steadfast love, no dependability] or loyalty or kindness Or knowledge of God [from personal experience with Him] in the land.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [of My law, where I reveal My will]. Because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
This afternoon, by the grace of God, we want to explore our perspective of what Jesus did for us…what we believe as believers…
Heb 13 vs 8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Jesus does not need extra power to sort anything out…everything that needs sorted was sorted.
John 1 vs 16-17 16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favour, and gift heaped upon gift]. 17 For the Law was given through Moses, but grace [the unearned, undeserved favour of God] and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 8 vs 32
32 And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].”
John 8 vs 36 36 So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.
I want to encourage us….don’t waste time, don’t waste church; Know the truth.

Truth 1…. for Group 1 (Why be born again?)
“God loves you and has a great plan for your life.” John 3:16-18 – 16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Saviour] shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Saviour and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Saviour and Lord] is judged already [that one has been convicted and sentenced], because [b]he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him].

Why did Jesus come to the world? John 10:10 gives us the reason that Jesus came to the world; –10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
God created us to have fellowship with Him. However, Man brought sin into the world, and as a result is separated from God.
God introduced the Law and this introduction made humanity aware of what sin is…i.e. God created a standard. This standard was more of God than criteria for Man… The law demonstrated how far we are to God in holiness and righteousness!
As we are contaminated by sin and we are therefore separated from God, it means we can’t fellowship with God. No Fellowship with God means no clarity of life purpose…..

If you don’t believe in Jesus, you cannot know God’s great plan for your life….i.e. you will struggle to have clarity about your life (here and after life on earth) ” Romans 3:23 states, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 6:23 adds, “The wages of sin is death.”
“Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for our sin. Through Jesus Christ, we can have our sins forgiven and restore a right relationship with God.” Romans 5:8 shares, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
1 Corinthians 15 vs 3-4
For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to [that which] the Scriptures [foretold], 4 and that He was buried, and that He was [bodily] raised on the third day according to [that which] the Scriptures [foretold],
(John 14:6). 6 Jesus said to him, “[a]I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
“We must place our faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour to receive the gift of salvation and know God’s wonderful plan for our lives.”
In John 1:12 we read, 12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—
What do I need to be saved…? Acts 16:31 teaches, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” Salvation comes through grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). 8 For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favour drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; 9 not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation].
Are you willing to place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and receive this free gift of eternal life? If so, do it now.
Only Jesus can save you. Only Jesus can save you. “Almighty God, I realize I am a sinner separated from you. I can never reach heaven by my own good deeds. But you have made provision for my sin. Right now, I place my faith in Jesus Christ as God’s Son who died for my sins and rose from the dead to give me eternal life. Please forgive me of my sins and help me to live for you. Thank you for accepting me and giving me eternal life.”

Group 2 Assurance of Salvation
You are either a believer or you are not a believer…. (FACT) unfortunately, there is usually a 3rd category the “unsure” most of the time this is a result of what you hear ….
Yes, faith without works is dead. It is very important for you to know this… Works does not justify you, it does not make you righteous but it is an evidence of what and who you…Believe
John 10 vs 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Jesus saved you and Satan took you back? The word of God says this is not possible.
Romans 8 1-3 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh…
John 10 vs 27- 29 My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand
Hebrews 2:14 – Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity, so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil,
Hebrews 2:17 – So He had to be made like His brothers in every way, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people.
Please know this……All angles were covered for your salvation!! God planned it without leaving room for doubt.
2 Corinthians 5:21 – God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
Romans 10 vs 5-10 – 5 For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law [with all its intricate demands] shall live by it. 6 But the righteousness based on faith [which produces a right relationship with Him] says the following: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into Heaven?’ that is, to bring Christ down; 7 or, ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ that is, to bring Christ up from the dead [as if we had to be saved by our own efforts, doing the impossible].” 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach— 9 because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Saviour] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation.
If you are not sure of your salvation and have been having doubts I pray today that from today Jesus remove you from the “unsure” camp to the camp of the saints in Jesus name!!!

Group 3 – Believers
Now in this Knowledge …. You should know that you have an unhindered advancement because your advancement is unhindered….
… Your advancement is unhindered …go, go, go.
My advancement is unhindered …. say it….and keep confessing it and I pray, that ability comes alive in you today in Jesus name!!
Again please think about this, If something can’t hinder Jesus, how can it hinder you?
Yes, you are not Jesus but….
If you are in Jesus you absolutely need to know the truth about being in Jesus … you need to know the truth about everything that comes in the package as well as eternal life… so that the life here is full/ abundant/ effective. Fruit bearing…… and you also have your name written in the book of life.
Remember, if challenges of life cannot drown Jesus it cannot drown you…
John 8 vs 36 – So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.
John 1 vs 15-17 15 John testified [repeatedly] about Him and [e]has cried out [testifying officially for the record, with validity and relevance], “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [f]has a higher rank than I and has priority over me, for He existed before me.’” 16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favour upon favour, and gift heaped upon gift]. 17 For the Law was given through Moses, but grace [the unearned, undeserved favour of God] and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Salvation plus – an all-inclusive package
…. The same faith that you received salvation by is the same faith that unlocks the truth….
Being saved is a bigger miracle than raising the dead because Salvation leads to eternal life and is salvation from eternal death.
So, …. The same faith that you received salvation by is the same faith that unlocks the truth about anything else you are facing that seems to want to pretend that they are bigger than they actually are….
Do you believe that you are in Jesus, do you believe in Jesus as Lord and saviour?
Don’t let this year go without knowing the truth about all that Jesus has already offered you at the same time he died for your sin(s).
Remember, If I am in Jesus I need to know the truth about being in Jesus …
If challenges of life cannot drown Jesus it cannot drown me…
It is impossible for circumstances to overcome Jesus, so if I am in Jesus my life reflects the finished work of Christ which makes it impossible for circumstances to overcome me.
As a believer, you should be sharing this truth too….Hebrews 5:12Amplified Bible (AMP)
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach you again the elementary principles of God’s word [from the beginning], and you have come to be continually in need of milk, not solid food.
An example of what is in the package is unhindered advancement…
1 john 5 vs 13-15 13 I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked of Him.
Don’t want us to waste time, don’t want us to waste church; Know the truth.
Philippians 2 vs 12-13 12 So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. 13 For it is [not your strength, but it is] [c]God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.
Philippians 3 vs 8-12 – 8 But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequalled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers],
and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; 11 [d]so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on [e]so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own.

Prayer: is in Ephesians 1 vs 17 and 18 because we need it, when we have it, everything else will be in perspective….
17 and asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.
18 I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened,

The sermon, Unhindered Advancement, by Brother Tobilola Akintokun, was delivered on August 20, 2017.

 

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Your Set Time To Be Favoured Has Come, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

Your Set Time To Be Favoured Has Come, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

Text: Psalm 102:13 – ‘Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion, for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.’
The month of August 2017 has been declared a month of Unhindered Advancement by God Almighty through His prophet as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Wikipedia Dictionary defines the word Unhindered as ‘not obstructed, not slowed or blocked or interfered with’.
The word Advancement is defined as ‘the process of promoting a cause or plan; a development or improvement, progress, growth, improvement, advance, expansion, extension, making a headway, etc.’
Isaiah 54: 2-3 says ‘Enlarge the place of thy tent and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations, spare not, lengthen thy cords and strengthen thy stakes’.

Brethren, God Almighty is saying to someone here today that He will arise and show mercy to you, for your set time to be favoured has come.
The set time for you to move forward, for enlargement, for promotion, for unhindered advancement has come in Jesus in Jesus mighty name.
Psalm 30:5 says ‘weeping might endure in the night but joy comes in the morning’. Your time to rejoice has come in Jesus name.
Psalm 23:5-6 says ‘Thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointed my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness & mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever’.
He says he will make you to advance unhindered and there is nothing anyone or the enemy can do about it because He is in charge, who can battle with The Lord of Hosts, no one, He is the matchless God, if He be for us who can be against us, No one.

Brethren God is not a man that He should lie neither is He the son of man that He should repent, when He says a thing, He does it, when he speaks a thing, he makes it good.
He is saying to someone here today, you have stayed long on this mountain move forward, I am with you, do not be afraid, launch out and I will give you unhindered advancement. (Deuteronomy 1:6)
Brethren the spirt of Kadesh Barnea is a spirit that makes a man or woman go around in circles, it is the spirit that caused the children of Israel to walk around in the wilderness for 40 years, a journey that was supposed to take them 40 days, but because they refused to move forward by obeying God’s simple instructions, they walked around the wilderness aimlessly until they all dropped dead in the wilderness. It was only their children (Joshua, Caleb and their descendants) who were the ones that advanced into the promised land because Joshua and Caleb believed in Jehovah and obeyed his instructions to moved forward and Jehovah grant them advancement into the promised land unhindered, victoriously and triumphantly.
The spirit of Kadesh Barnea is the spirit of almost getting there but never getting there, it is not our portion in Jesus name.

Brethren, please come with me to the Book of Genesis 26:1-13 emphasis on verses 12-13.
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred fold and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great and went forward and grew until he became very (exceedingly) great.
Brethren the Bible says in Job 5:22, that at destruction and famine we will laugh.
Job 22:29 ‘When men are cast down then thou shalt say, there is lifting up and he shall save the humble person’.
The weather or seasons do not answer to us or to our situations or circumstances but they answer to the word of God, because God is the Creator of everything seen and unseen.

God advanced Isaac unhindered because he took heed to the instructions and commandments of God, the Bible says he waxed great and went forward and he grew (from glory to glory, unhindered advancement) until he became exceedingly great, so much so, that a whole nation began to envy one man (Genesis 26:16).
May men envy you by reason of what Jehovah will do in your life.
May they come to the light of Jehovah in your life.
May they seek to know and serve Jehovah because of His Glory upon your lives in Jesus name.

Our second example is Joseph the 11th son of Jacob. Please we can read up his account from the Book of Genesis Chapters 38-44. As Bible scholars we must study to show ourselves approved, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

His story is a very interesting story, an account of how faithfulness in the things of God pays.
His Father Jacob loved him, I believe because he was a son bore to him in his old age by his favourite wife Rachel, he was a son that listened to and obeyed instruction and so Jacob made him a coat of many colours and this caused his Brothers to dis-like him, as if this was not enough he began to tell them the dreams he had regarding how his brothers were bowing to him and this infuriated them and one day they planned to kill him but for the mercies of God, because God had a Divine purpose for his life, He was destined for greatness, he was raised by God to go ahead to preserve lives including that of his family.

He was eventually sold into slavery to a man called Potiphar, an Officer of Pharaoh, Captain of the Guard, an Egyptian; he bought Joseph from the hands of the Ishmaelite’s.
The Bible says in Genesis 39:2-3 ‘- And the Lord was with Joseph and he was a prosperous man. (A slave a prosperous man) and his Master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand, his Master made him the overseer of his whole household.
But one day Potiphar’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph, she made evil advances to him which he rejected and fled from, but the woman accused Joseph of taking advantage of her and he was thrown into prison by his master.
The Bible says Joseph was put in the section of the prison where the King’s prisoners were bound, and God showed him mercy and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison and he put him in charge.

Brethren, one day God Himself arose for the sake of Joseph for his set time to be greatly favoured had come, the day of his showing, pay day as it were and God caused Pharaoh to have a dream that troubled him and all the magicians, soothsayers and astrologers in the land of Egypt could not interpret the dream.
Suddenly the King’s Butler who used to be in the same prison with Joseph remembered that he and the King’s Baker had a dream and Joseph interpreted the dreams and it came to pass as Joseph foretold it.
Pharaoh summoned for Joseph and by the wisdom of God he interpreted the dream of Pharaoh and this lead to his promotion and unhindered advancement.

Suddenly the man that was sentenced to death for no just cause, eventually sold into slavery, became an illegal immigrant, sent to prison for a crime he did not commit, became a Prime Minister in a foreign land, Pharaoh said to him only on this throne, am I greater, no one lifts a finger in Egypt except you command it.

Brethren it is only Jehovah the God of heaven and earth that can give a man un-hindered advancement. In 1 Samuel 2:7-8 ‘The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich, he bringeth low and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust and lifteth up the beggar from the dung hill, to put them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory, for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s and he hath set the world upon them’.

What can stop us from having unhindered advancement?
1. Sin (Potiphar’s Bed)
2. Disobedience
3. The spirit of lukewarm-ness (He is God let him do as He pleases, a place of being in-different, the word of God does not move us or touch us anymore)
4. Doubt/unbelief, a double standard man/woman cannot receive anything from the Lord. Our faith in God must be up-wavering.

Everlasting Father’s Assembly, may the Lord give you of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth and plenty of corn and wine.
May He cause people to serve you, may He curse everyone that curses you and bless everyone that blesses you in Jesus Mighty name.

Prayer
My Father, My Father by your grace and mercy I will advance un-hindered, I will move forward, I will make progress in you from Glory to Glory in you in Jesus name.

The sermon, Your Set Time To Be Favoured Has Come, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye, was delivered on August 13, 2017

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How To Achieve Unhindered Advancement, by Pastor Peter Yakubu

 How To Achieve Unhindered Advancement, by Pastor Peter Yakubu

Bible Text: Matthew 21 and Matthew 15
Luke 10:17 – “The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
There is power in the name of Jesus but we do not use it rightly. Likewise, there is more to celebrate than victory over demons. The most important achievement is for your name to be written in the book of life.  However, to enjoy unhindered advancements, there is a way to pray.
Matthew 15:21-28 explains the faith of a Canaanite woman who had a daughter who was terribly sick. Note in verse 22 -. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So, his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” then verse 24 –   Jesus spoke again …
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” With emphasis on verse 25- 25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. –  The woman was desperate to receive and she believed only Jesus can help her; she asked for help.  Then the Lord replied – 26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 27 “Yes, it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
The bible is very explicit even if we do not understand it. There are prayers we pray that God cannot say No to and when we make these prayers in faith we get unhindered advancement:
  1. Prayer of Mercy
  2. Prayer of help
Another instance was when Peter was sinking when he attempted to walk on water, he cried out “Lord help me …”.  Some people are trying to get something done, no matter how difficult it may be or whether you are trying to do the project for the first time, The Lord is willing to help.  All you need to do is cry for help.  Our God does not have mercy; He is merciful that is mercy personified.
In Matthew 15, the first 2 times the Lord replied he did not reply the woman personally but in verse 28 he replied her … “this is significant because it sounded like the Lord was soliloquizing or trying to justify why he wouldn’t help and why he would help her.
In Luke 15, the prodigal son after squandering all that his father had given him came back asking for mercy. His father was waiting on him and happy to see him. This parable depicts how God loves us and awaits our arrival every time we stray. When we are in need, he is just waiting for us to ask.
Also, Mark 10: 46-52. Jesus went to Jericho but on his way, out of Jericho, he heard a man, “Blind Bartimaeus was shouting “O lord son of David, have mercy on me ….”. the striking thing is blind man was not close to Jesus but the Lord heard.
47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Suddenly Jesus stopped amidst the crowd, heaven stopped, time stopped to the call for mercy – how did Jesus hear?  because of “Mercy”, nobody ever asks for mercy and not get it.
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
“So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
 
Daniel 2 tells the story of king Nebuchadnezzar who had a dream but forgot the dream. The king wanted someone to tell him his dream and interpret it.  The dream troubled the king but he could not remember it He called his magicians but none could tell him his dream because it was not humanly possible to do this.  The King had ordered that any magician unable to tell him his dream and interpret be executed. The verse 16- 18 Daniel asked his friends to call on God to have mercy that the dream maybe known.
“At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him.
17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon”
If ever you want to ask God for anything unhindered ask for mercy and the help of God.
Prayer: Those who are attacking my glory are numerous, father please help me and have mercy upon me.
As you experience the mercy and help of God worship the Lord continually for absolute victory-2 Chronicles 20:1-10.
The sermon, How To Achieve Unhindered Advancement, by Pastor Peter Yakubu, founder Prevailer’s Arena, Lagos Nigeria, was delivered on August 5, 2017.
 
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May You Inherit The Throne of Glory, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

May You Inherit The Throne of Glory, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

As children of God, heaven is our final home. While we sojourn on earth, God still wants the best for us.

3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

May God make you to prosper.

May you live in good health.

May your soul continue to prosper.

Hannah was a daughter of God. life became unbearable for her because she was yet to have a child. Though her husband loved her, but her co-wife was a menace.  She made Hannah wept sore all the time.

Hannah’s husband tried to pacify her by comparing himself to ten sons (in Israel, if your husband loves you, it’s better than having ten sons for a husband who doesn’t care). Hannah however preferred to have the love of her husband plus a male child. That if God would do that for her, her life will be more glorious.

If there is something you want God to add to what you already have now, so that your life will be more glorious, may God do that thing for you in Jesus name.

The society we live occurs in strata. So that we can have people occupying very low, low, medium, high and very high strata of life. It happens that if one is born into a particular stratum, there is tendency that such a person will continue there, including the generation after them, if something drastic does not happen.

It is however possible to breakthrough upwards of one strata in few ways: diligence, special favours, cheating, diabolical means and by Divine intervention.

Sadly, if care is not taken, it is also possible to drop down societal strata as well.

May that not be your portion in Jesus name.

If you have already dropped, from the level you used to be, you will only go up from now on in Jesus name.

The most remarkable way of moving up the strata of life is by the lifting of the Almighty. May God lift you up in a spectacular way in Jesus name.

There are many thrones in life that men can ascend unto and can inherit. For example, we have thrones of riches (Bill Gates, Dangote); thrones of monarchy (Queen Elizabeth line up); thrones of politics (Bush, Kennedy); thrones of academia (one descendant); thrones of armed forces (one descendant); thrones of fame (Jacksons); etc.

However, there is what is called the ‘throne of glory’; this can only be given by God. Any of the thrones above can become a throne of glory, if God’s partnership with the person is certain.

Luke 15:31 – And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

May all that God have be reflected on you.

The bible makes us to know that Hannah and her son (Samuel) inherited the throne of glory. In their time, the position of the High Priest in Israel is that of a very high honour and glory, as the person physically represents God among the people.

The position was meant for not just only the tribe of Levi, but narrowed down to the descendants of Aaron alone. So that the chance of becoming a high priest in the land was very narrow.

Either Ophini or Phineas, the sons of Eli were to become the high priest, amazingly the position was passed unto the boy (Samuel) who was not one of Eli’s sons and not even a Levite.

To the shock and disbelief of all, Samuel inherited that throne of glory.

May you inherit the throne of glory in Jesus name.

1 Samuel 2:6-8 – The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.

Hannah’s life changed from a worthless being or someone that was supposedly cursed to someone of great honour, not only in Elkannah’s house, in their clan, in their tribe, but in the whole land of Israel!  It is only God that can do such a thing.

May God make you to live indeed.

May He bring you up from the grave of life.

May Jehovah make you rich.

May the Almighty lift you up.

May God elevate you from the dust of poverty and the base of life forever.

May God never let you become an accomplice to the beggars on the dunghills of life.

May God enable you to sit with the princes of life.

Above all, may God make you to inherit the throne of glory.

In Judges 11:1-3, the bible talked of a man called Jephthah. He was born into an honourable family; his father was Gilead, who was a prominent fellow in Israel.

It might even be that Jephthah was Gilead’s first son. According to Jewish tradition, he was to inherit his father’s throne of honour. Unfortunately, he was forced to sit on the throne of shame and disgrace.

Judges 11:1-3 – Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah. And Gilead’s wife bare him sons; and his wife’s sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father’s house; for thou art the son of a strange woman. Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him.

Simply because Jephthah’s mother was a harlot when Gilead met her, possibly after the death of Gilead, his other sons disinherited Jephthah and threw him out of their father’s estate, so that he became a destitute.

Out of shame, Jephthah left town and began to live in the desert with worthless people.

Not too long though, God miraculously elevated Jephthah unto the throne of glory. He became not just a leader in his father’s house, in his clan, in his tribe, but over the entire land of Israel! His brothers became subject to him as he reigned over everyone.

There is someone here; you were born with certain honour. Your family member(s) have somehow attacked that honour. God will elevate you to the level above the honour you had before in Jesus name.

There is another fellow here, the Spirit of God asked me to tell you that you will rule and reign over all those that have caused you shame and disgrace.

There is another person, you yourself need help, but certain people who are worse off than you are still relying on you, God says He will help you.

The bible make us to know that king Solomon was not the first son of king David, but it was he that God said will inherit the throne of glory of his father.

David already notified the whole of Israel in advance that it would be Solomon that must reign after him according to the promise of God (I Chro. 22:8-9).

However when David was becoming weak, Solomon elder brothers tried to hijack the throne from him. Absalom tried and failed; Adonijah tried and failed also. By Divine intervention, Solomon ascended unto the throne gloriously (1 Kings 1:1-53).

You are here; certain powers are contending for your throne of glory, they will fail in Jesus name.

Someone is here, you are about to be cheated by a person(s) who is close to you. God says, He will overturn the table against such person(s). They will lose.

There is someone here, the way God tells me is, “You have been sitting on a stool in the kitchen for too long, God says the time has come for you to sit on your throne of glory.

May that throne of glory magnetise you to come and seat.

Receive the power and grace to sit on it in Jesus name.

What must I do to inherit my throne of glory (Hannah as case study) I Sam. 1: 1-28

  1. Be specific on the type of the throne of glory you want from God.
  2. Don’t give up on worshipping God and don’t neglect his Temple while you wait.
  3. Let God know that you are desperate.
  4. Let your prayers be fervent.
  5. Don’t broadcast anything about the throne until God had done it.
  6. If possible, make a vow regarding it.
  7. If people provoked you to react negatively, remain sober.
  8. Once you are certain of God’s attention/intervention, keep rejoicing and don’t be sad.

Prayer

Father, grant me the power and the grace to inherit the throne of glory.

The sermon, May You Inherit The Throne of Glory, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on July 30, 2017.