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The Name of Jesus, by Brother Seyi Popoola

The Name Jesus, by Brother Seyi Popoola

TEXTS: ISAIAH 9: 6-7, Matthew 1:21

INTRODUCTION
The name Jesus is the same as Saviour. It is derived from the verb signifying to save. The Name Jesus is related to the Hebrew form of “Yehoshua”, which is the same as Joshua (the leader of the Jews into Canaan). In two places in the New Testament the name Jesus was used where it meant Joshua.
In Acts 7:45 (Stephen reciting the story of their forefathers).
“Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David”.
“For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day” Hebrews 4:8′
THE MAN JESUS: “THE BEGINNING AND THE END”
There has never been a time when He was not nor will there ever be a time when He will not be – The Name stands before, beyond and after all others. In the beginning was the Name (John 1:1), at the end will be the Name (Revelations 1:8, 22:3).
In the present all things depend upon the Name! Psalm 72:17 – His name shall endure forever!
“His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed”

THE NAME OF JESUS: “OUR SAVIOUR”
The Name of Jesus is the name of our saviour
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” Act 4:12

THERE IS NO OTHER NAME GIVEN TO MEN TO SAVE HIM FROM HIS WAYS, ONLY THE NAME OF JESUS IS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT TO RID MAN OF HIS WAYS.
Without this wonderful name, You and I will still be filled with our ways, we will be hopeless and wretched, but it is through the sacrifice of the cross, the shame, humility, the stripes (Isaiah 53:4-5) the death and the resurrection of Jesus (Matthew 27:33-37) we are empowered to live a victorious life, in peace and in hope in his unfailing nature. (Romans 5:1&5).

THE NAMES JESUS: “OUR ONLY ACCESS TO GOD”
It is only through this name Jesus that we have directly access to the throne of grace, because He is our only mediator (1 John 2:1-2) pleading on our behalf. Therefore, everyone of us may appear BOLDLY unto the throne of grace and ask for help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). The Name of Jesus is the only name, in heaven and on earth, whereby we may approach the Father and fellowship with the Trinity.

THE NAME OF JESUS: “EFFECTIVE IN PRAYER AND SERVICE”
The Name of Jesus is powerfully and authoritatively equipped to be effective in prayer and service.
• If we remember the lame man at the gate called beautiful? Whom Peter and John when they went up at the ninth hour to pray, healed through the name of Jesus.
“Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”. [Act 3:6] • In our personal life’s, the Name of Jesus is readily available and accessible to use when we enter in to prayer. Jesus Himself promised in
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” ‘John 14:13’

IN CLOSING:
WE MUST UNDERSTAND AND EXERCISE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY THAT WE HAVE IN THAT NAME. (Proverbs 4:7)

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” Philippians 2:9-11.

PLEASE NOTE
WE MUST REMEMBER TO VALUE THIS WONDERFUL NAME IN ORDER FOR IT TO BE EFFECTIVE FOR US, AND THAT WE MAY BEAR ENDURING FRUITS THROUGH THIS POWERFUL NAME.
• In our conducts or actions, in our conversations with believers and unbelievers alike and in our thoughts.

CONCLUDE: “THE NAME JESUS
He is our Saviour, our redeemer, our master, our guide and our peace. He is our joy, our comfort, and our hope. He is our Lord, He is the ruler of our life’s. We serve Him because His bond is Love, His burden is light, and His goal for us is abundant life. We should follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise, the power of the powerful, the ruler of rulers, the leader of leaders, the king of kings and the sovereign Lord, of all that was and is and is to come. Fellowship with Jesus is the greatest relationship a man could cultivate.
AMEN

The sermon, The Name Jesus, by Brother Seyi Popoola, was delivered on May 21, 2017 on the occassion of the Special Youth Service

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You Shall Be Above Only, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

 

You Shall Be Above Only, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

Text: Deut 28:13 – And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

The Head is the uppermost part of the body of any creature and the tail is the lowermost part. In essence, God was and has promised the Children of Israel that they will be above His other creations and not beneath; that they will have dominion over others and that they will not be subjects unto others; and they will enjoy great honours and be held in high esteem.

The phrase ‘you shall be the head and not the tail’ is an familiar expression in the east, indicating the possession of independent power, great dignity and acknowledged for excellence.

God was therefore promising the Israelites that they will be superior to other nations in honour and dignity; and not be below them or equal to them.

Throughout the history of the Children of Israel, whenever they listened and obeyed God (especially with their leaders), God always make sure that they were the most superior power in their region and not been subjugated by anyone.

For example Joshua 23:1 – And it came to pass a long time after that the Lord had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken in age.

That happened because

Joshua 24:31 – And Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the Lord, that he had done for Israel.

– May God give you rest from all your enemies in Jesus name.

The Philistines troubled Israel greatly under King Saul, mainly because of his disobedience to God. But under King David, the Israelites became the dominant power again in the region and that continued under King Solomon because of God’s covenant with David.

During the last days of David, he told his son the secret of his power and authority.

I Kings 2:1-4 – Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth:be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: That the Lord may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

We all refer to David as a man of war, yes David fought many wars to extend the Jewish Kingdom, but David himself knew that it wasn’t his power that gave him the victory in battle, but the help of the Almighty God.

Psalms 20:7-8 – Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

– Any chariot that has risen against you shall be thrown down in Jesus name.

– May God extend your influence to its widest extent yet in this 2017 in Jesus name.

It was God that promoted King Hezekiah above King Sennacherib, who used to be the superpower in the region. Sennacherib was a terrible king, he would normally destroy any city he conquered and turned them into rubble or dunghill.

He had great Army and huge Calvary.

God however humiliated him before Hezekiah. Sennacherib men could not fire a shot of arrow into Judah; the Assyrian lost 189,000 in one night as an angel went through their camp; Sennacherib also lost his life because he staged a war against the people of God (2 Chro. 32:1-23).

2 Chronicles 32:22-23 – Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side. And many brought gifts unto the Lord to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah:so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

– Every mighty man or mighty woman intimidating you shall be cut down.

– May God deliver you from the hand the Sennacherib against your destiny.

– May God deliver you from other powers and principalities against you also.

– May God guide you on every side.

– May people freely give to God and to you because of what God will use you to do.

– May God magnified you in the sight of all nations.

– There is someone listening to me right now, you have been trying to appease a power to no avail. God says you will soar above that power.

– To another person, a power has been boasting about your downfall, Jehovah says they can’t do anything.

– That Sennacherib may appear to be more powerful that you before, the tide has changed now. You are now the ‘head’. You are no longer a ‘tail’ compared to them.

King Jehoshaphat was one of best, most pious and prosperous kings of Judah. He was a zealous follower of God’s commandment. During his time, the Philistines and other Arabian kingdoms paid tributes to Judah!

The nations around Judah were fearful of them, especially after God delivered them from the hands of three kings who teamed-up to destroy Judah.

All these happened because God had earmarked Judah to become the head in the region.

– May your headship be evident and not contestable.

– May your contemporaries and opposers pay you tribute.

– Any and all gang up against you shall be diffused by God.

– You shall be above only in Jesus name.

In today’s Israel, though they are not more than 13 million, all the Arabian nations around them respect them greatly and many are afraid of them. Talk about science and technology; defence; communication; etc, Israel is well respected worldwide.

– In your clan, locality, region, you shall not be a walkover in Jesus name.

– May God bestow on you a huge respect and honour in your sphere of domain in Jesus name.

You shall above only and not beneath.

Whenever the word ‘above’ is used, it usually connotes ‘beyond the norm or beyond usual status quo’. I tried to figure out if the word could be used in a bad sense, I’m yet to discover one.

You shall be above only.

In instances where houses were built on different floors, I have noticed that the Landlord or the Caretaker is usually on the topmost floor. The question I asked myself is why, especially as it’s easier to move in and out on the ground floor.

The reason is simple. The owner must be above, the tenant must be below.

It will be an anomaly for the tenants movement in the flat upstairs to be disturbing the landlord beneath.

– From today, may God remove you from the beneath of life.

– May the beneath syndrome become alien to you.

God made Joseph the head and not the tail. Though he was 11th of 12 children, yet he was the head. He was the one that gives the accurate reports to their father whenever they go out; he was the head in Portiphar’s house; he was the head in the prison; he eventually became the head in Egypt.

– I am not sure of where life has placed you at the moment, God will however make you the head in your lifetime in Jesus name.

The bible says Daniel was preferred above other presidents, princes and because an excellent spirit was found in him.

During the reign of Babylonian kings of Nebuchadnezzar and Belteshasha, Daniel was the head of government.

During the reign of Persian kings of Darius and Cyrus, Daniel was also the head of government. God systematically advanced Daniel to the front.

– May you be preferred above your equals.

– May God grant you an excellent spirit.

– May government and authorities want to have you on their board.

– At your recommendation, may people become lifted and even demoted.

What are the attributes of the head? So you can know what to become.

1. Head is the place of reasoning. Decision are made in the head and by the head. My experience as a regular soldier. I must go back to school. One of the greatest thinker of our time.

Elisha when the people of Jericho came to him (water is bitter, land is barren).

2. Head determines the direction of movement or animals and even vehicles (except train that switches heads).

Moses directed the Israelites to move forward towards the Red Sea.

3. Head is always the location of vital senses: sight, smell and hearing.

Elisha could see in Israel what the Syrian were plotting in Damascus.

4. Head is commonly used for personal identification, without the head, it will require further rigorous effort to determine who an individual is.

5. Head is one of the most delicate part of any body. That is why the enemy attacks the head at every level: head in anatomy; head of home; head of church; head of society; etc.

– Your ‘head’ shall not become a prey to the enemy in Jesus name.

– Your head shall not be tampered with in Jesus name.

What must I do to become the head?

  1. Hearken & Obey God’s command (Jos 1:8; Deut 28: 13)

  2. Be diligent (Prov )

  3. Ask God for a peculiar gift (make room for him ( )

  4. Don’t be in a hurry (Eccl 3:1)

Prayers

Father, make me to be above only.

Father, remove me from the beneath of life.

The sermon, You Shall Be Above Only, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on May 14th, 2017.

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Soaring On The Wings Of Grace, by Revd. Jonathan Adeboye

Soaring On The Wings Of Grace, by Revd. Jonathan Adeboye

Bible Text: Esther 2:15-17, Isaiah 40:28-31

This month God will set you up, God will lift you up because you will obtain grace like Esther in Jesus name, Amen.

Isaiah 40:28-31

28 Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

In this month of May the theme is Grace to soar higher but the topic in context I soaring on the wings of grace.

There are several thing grace can do for you. The best thing that grace can do is the salvation of the soul. If you obtain grace in every other parts of life but lose your soul, you have nothing. So it’s important that your soul is saved.

How many of you believe that the level you are at the moment is the best you can ever be? If you believe there are better levels, I pray that you get there in Jesus name but you can only get there by grace. For every member listening or reading this you will experience a lifting courtesy of the Grace of God. In this month, grace will work for you.

The first word is Soar. To soar means to ascend to a level higher than the usual. Whatever your past experiences or the experiences of your family line, I decree upon your life this month you will soar beyond it.

To soar also means moving to greater heights with little apparently efforts. There are many who make efforts and fail. There are many who make great efforts and succeed but with grace; little efforts and you exceed.

For example, a brother was making efforts to achieve a something but was reaching a dead end. After speaking with a man of God, he understood that because there was none like that in his family, he needed grace. There was a spiritual sealing that needed to be broken. I pray for you today, that whatever ancestral curse of spiritual sealing hindering achievements in your life it is broken in Jesus name.

Grace is from the Greek word “Charis”. Grace is the medium through God relates to mankind. The difference between grace in old and New Testament is the measure. In Old Testament there was limited grace but after Jesus came, grace was released unto us in full measure. Thus in the New Testament we received abundance of grace.

The power of Grace

What is grace capable of doing? God delights that we prosper. Psalm 35:27

27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant”.

God has pleasure in the prosperity of everyone not just one person but everyone. That is, when one of his servants is not prospering God is not comfortable.

  1. Genesis 6:7-8. Noah found grace as a result escaped the destruction that befell the people of his generation. The grace of God is contagious. Noah obtained grace and saved 7other people. If it is the head of the family that obtained grace, it spreads, if it is the mother it spreads. I pray you find grace.
  2. Genesis 15:16-19 also told us about how Lot experienced grace and was saved from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
  3. Another man is Joseph. Genesis 34 Joseph experienced grace in the land of Egypt. He went as a slave but because of the grace of God upon his life he became a prime minister. Whatever you are doing now, whether it is a menial job. The grace of God will work for you.
  4. Exodus 27:37. The Lord God gave the people grace such that as the children of Israel were leaving Egypt, whatever they asked they received.
  5. Another example is Esther. Esther was a slave girl; she was an orphan but she found favour in the sight of the King and was honoured by the King as a result of grace.

Esther 2:15-17

5 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.

16 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.

17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti”.

I pray for you as you journey through this year, as you soar on the wings of grace, you will be preferred over and above others in Jesus name.

What are the conditions for Soaring on the wings of Grace?

  1. There must be an ongoing relationship with the Elshaddai. Exodus 12:36. The Lord God gave his people, people who have a relationship with him.
  2. There must be godly living. Psalm 84:11. “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”
  3. Isaiah 40: 30-31. Learn to wait upon the Lord. Where other people get tired, that will be your starting point in Jesus name.
  4. Humility. Job 22:29 29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. James 4:6 “for he giveth more grace to the humble and resist the proud.
  5. Obedience and service .Job 36 :11 “ if they obey and serve me , they shall spend their days in prosperity …”

If you want grace to work for you, you need to prayerfully decide what you want to do for God. Offer yourself for service, as long as you want prosper and be elevated make up your mind to service.

Ecc. 9:11- “ I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all”. Thank God for people who work really hard but don’t need to go through all the hassle people of the world go through before you make it in life. I pray for the grace of God upon your life, that you will experience maximum results with minimal efforts in Jesus name. Amen.

The sermon, Soaring On The Wings Of Grace, by Revd. Jonathan Adeboye, the founder, Total Missions Global Ministries, Nigeria,  was delivered on May 7, 2017
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Unimaginable Progress, by Apostle I.D Lawon

Unimaginable Progress, by Apostle A.D Lawon

Bible Text: Mark 10:46

In that text 8 problems were highlighted but the passage ended with the name of blind Bartimaeus who experienced unimaginable progress.

Vs. 46 …  “And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging”.

From the understanding of the context; Jericho is a deaf and dumb city where nothing goes out and nothing comes in. Some people are at Jericho today, if you have been stagnant, at a plateau where it seems nothing is working for you, you seem not to be making progress, this day you will find the Lord and break free. Jericho was the city the children of Israel got to and the Lord told them to march round the wall to break free. So as you read this and activate the power of God, your barriers will come down in Jesus name.

Vs. 47 “…And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me”.

Faith comes by hearing. Blind Bartimaeus experienced faith because he heard about Jesus. There needs to be continuous hearing. Bartimaeus cried “Jesus, thou son of David have mercy on me”, Vs. 48 many asked him to be quiet but he was persistent. They wanted to hinder what he had to achieve, he had a purpose in life and he knew he wanted his eyes to be open. Don’t be tired of hearing, when you are tired of hearing, faith will no longer come.

Many have a project, working on an assignment, have an objective but because they have been shut out, they stopped. No, Bartimaeus was different; he kept on calling on Jesus because he knew what he wanted. Every lame spirit in your life that is trying to impede your progress you are freed from such bondage in Jesus name. A lot of people think they are running but yet they are crawling. May your eyes be opened to see the wonderful things set aside for you in Jesus name.

And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

When Jesus heard blind Bartimaeus, Jesus stood still. For your cry today Jesus will stand still. So many people stood in the presence of God, Jesus was in the presence of the multitudes.  But only Bartimaeus made Jesus stand still, only him had a request that made Jesus stand still..  The message at this juncture is that, some people come to church without desire, they just come and go.  Church is like religion to some people, they just come and go but they do not know how to possess their inheritance.

When Jesus called him, the man threw away anything that could hinder him.

When Jesus met with the man he asked him what you want. Not that he doesn’t know he is blind but Jesus still asked. Some people do not know what they want, they do not know why they come to church, may be you just come to worship, you just come because your parents come , you come because your friend invited you. Still what do you want?  When you lack purpose and you come to the opportune time, you may not be able to seize it.  That was what happened to Solomon, he asked for wisdom and the opportune time came and he manifested the power of God by solving the problem.

When God asked Bartimaeus, He didn’t ask for coins, he asked for the unimaginable. May God give you the grace to dream big because that is the limitation of so many people. Activate the violent faith to take old of your inheritance.

God gave me formula for unimaginable progress. Connect to the power source because when man is promising 10% he is promising 3000%. The unimaginable is that which no one can imagine. People will say it is a lie.  Bartimaeus replied “that I may receive my sight” Jesus said “..go your way for you faith has made you whole”.

How do you know you are making progress?

  1. To go forward is to make progress but there are many types of making progress
    1. You may want to go forward but you are not going forward
    2. You may go forward but it has been arrested
    3. You can go forward but it is marginal
    4. You can go forward in an unimaginable manner

So in our journey in life, in our journey in church, in our journey within the family we need unimaginable progress. However, God is the one that makes a difference in the way we make progress.

God is the one that give unimaginable progress but how?

  1. By prophetic insight. That was happened to Bartimaeus, he was brought out of the pack. He was among the multitude but God set him apart. The Bible says “he was by the road side begging, God can bring you from the pit to highest realm of life. Blind Bartimaeus was by the road side and he got the prophetic insight
  2. You have faith planning: Not a normal plan. Bartimaeus heard, he had heard what Jesus had been doing, so he shouted. When you have no plans, what do you want God to bless? You should have a goal, God can restore all that you have lost and he said He will restore
  3. Appointed times: Take advantage of appointed times. Blind Bartimaeus heard and seize upon his time. Seize opportunities and activate appointed times
  4. Violent faith: Bartimaeus had violent faith. Has he cried and shouted “Jesus thou son of David have mercy upon me” they asked him to shut up but he refused. With violent faith, you do not go with the norm; you act abnormal in an extraordinary way. With violent faith, your gaze is upon the Lord to receive an answer. Know what you are looking for and do not be intimidated by the oppressor. I pray that you would not be double minded in Jesus name. Bartimaeus was not double minded
  5. Capitalize on your present assets. In our modern day thinking, capitalize on your present resources. When Bartimaeus said “Jesus thou son of David …” he was capitalizing on what he knew. He knew David was the one that used a stone to kill Goliath. He understood the power behind the actions and he wanted a part in it. So Bartimaeus activated this power by shouting “Jesus thou son of David, have mercy on me…”. God is asking you today what you have. Is that you can sing, you can dance, you can serve people, you can sweep the church floor, you do visitations, you can preach the gospel, you can pray for people? Capitalize on it and see how God will lift you up. A testimony and an unimaginable progress happened to me when I wanted for a visitation some years back. I had a brother who was a full time evangelist but on that day , he was not at the service .After church service we went to his house to find out what was happened. On reaching no one had seen him but they thought he must be inside the house. My driver forced the door open and on getting inside, he was faced down with his hands folded to his chest. My driver and I called his name but he didn’t answer. He seemed lifeless. So we started praying, after praying, the Lord laid it upon my spirit to stretch his hands and when I did; he opened his eyes. I had never seen a miracle like that. Afterwards we took him to the hospital. Bartimaeus capitalize on the fact that he had no money, that no one will shut him down, that the way he used to beg for money he would beg heaven for his breakthrough.
  6. In Luke 11, There are 2 types of prayers that the Jesus talked about from Vs. 1-5 is the “our father ……” from Vs. 6 the Lord talked about a man who was travelling and lodged with his friend who had no food. His friend had to go bang on neighbors’ door to beg for food. In Luke 18, the Lord talked about praying for mercy. It is pleading a case in court. There are times you go to God and you are begging, because something went wrong in your bloodline. Plead your case before God and ask for mercy. You may not be the one that committed the offence but you need mercy to be set free.
  7. A visitation may be what you need to experience the manifestation of the power of God. . Capitalize on what you have; your unimaginable gift will come from what God has given you to do. What you have may be kindness but one day you will break through.
  8. So what do you have today that you can capitalize on to give you unimaginable progress?
  9. Plot your pursuit. Not the way they do it in the world but you read the parable of the sower and plot your pursuit. It says a man went to sow, some fell on good ground, some on thorns …, some yielded 30 folds, some 100 folds. The 30 folds mean 30 times not 30%. So plot your pursuit on this message in Mark 4 and Matthew 13Some people don’t know what they want, you give them prayer request sheet and they write “God bless me “bless you in what? Be specific.
  10. Be consistent and insistent on what God has given you to and what you want God to do for you. For example
  11. You evaluate all that you have done in the past and forecast how you want God to bless you.
  12. The key is consistency and longevity – Jeremiah 17:7&8 – Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit”.

The Bible says picture your life like a tree planted by the streams of water. When you are planted, you are going nowhere; it means no doubt, you are insistent. To be planted by the rivers of water implies you are connected to the source of power 24/7. You do not loose power or source of growth. For example, when I just started my church, there were churches growing all around me but there was no progress. I read about John Wesley that he prayed every day from 4am-8am. I started doing that and I did for 9years. Suddenly my graft turned and I gained unimaginable progress, it is what the mathematicians called exponential growth.

Always activate the turn of events at the end of every month. Wait upon God so that he can teach you the secret things and very month you can experience unimaginable progress. May you experience unimaginable progress this year in Jesus name, Amen.

The sermon, Unimaginable Progress, by Apostle I.D Lawon, President Full Stature Missions Ministries, Nigeria, was delivered on April 30, 2017.