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Loose Him And Let Him Go! by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

Loose Him And Let Him Go! by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

The Theme of the month of April 2017 is Amazing Ascension as spoken by God through His Prophet and I perceive in my spirit that God is setting someone here free in Jesus name. The Bible says in the BK of John 8: 36 that whosoever the Son of man sets free is free indeed.

The Bible yet again says in the Book of Isaiah 49: 24- 25 that even the lawful captives, The Lord sets free, so in other words there is nothing too difficult for our God who sits in heaven and does as He pleases to do. With Him all things are possible.

The month of April is the 4th month of the year, on the fourth day of creation, the physical universe was completed. I believe the number 4 is derived from its place in creation because the physical universe was established and set in motion on the 4th day of the creation week.

4 is a number of completions and I decree that The Good Lord will perfect and complete all that concerns you in Jesus name.

The Bible makes us to understand that on the 3rd day after Jesus death, (on a Sunday like this) over 2000 years ago, that Jesus the Son of The Most High God rose from the dead and He is alive And reigns forever more. He is the Resurrection and Life and the Bible says whomsoever believes in Him will have life and have it in abundance.

Our main Bible passage will be taken from the Book of John 11: 1- 46

The Bible makes us to understand that there was a family that our Lord Jesus loved so much Mary (The Bk of Matt. 26: 7-13) this was the lady with the alabaster of expensive ointment that anointed Jesus with this ointment and wiped our Lord’s feet with her tears and hair) and Jesus Himself testified that wherever the gospel is preached that she will be remembered for this thing she did and this was the first woman to also see Jesus after he had resurrected, Martha and Lazarus.

It came to pass that Lazarus one day, fell sick and a message was sent unto Jesus by his sisters that the one He loved was sick and when Jesus heard this he said ‘This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

So Brethren when we find ourselves in some situations that we begin to wonder, Oh whom have I offended, why am I passing through this, ah this is too much for me to bear, has it ever occurred to us that maybe God wants to glorify Himself through that situation.

The Bible yet again made us to understand that Jesus abode two days in the same place where he was, sometimes we desire that The Lord should answer us now, not knowing that God’s time is the best and that He makes everything beautiful in His own time.

And when Jesus got to Bethany He found out that Lazarus had been in the grave for four days.

Humanly speaking all hope was lost for Lazarus, he would have been stinking, rigor Morris would have set in (stiffening of the muscles & joints of a body few hours after date, usually lasting from one to four days) His sisters had accepted their fate, for them they thought the battle was over, they had believed in their hearts that they will see their Brother on the Resurrection morning. But divinely speaking the battle had just begun because it is not yet over until God says it is over. Jesus is our only Hope of Glory, with Him all things are possible, He is the Resurrection and Life, He is the Rock that can never fail. When He says Yes no one can say No. When He opens the Door no one can shut.

The Bible says in the Bk of Hebrews 4: 15

For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

The Bible says that when Jesus saw Mary, Martha and Jews weeping He was moved with compassion and He also wept and groaned in the spirit and was troubled and He asked where they had laid him and they took Him to Lazarus’s grave.

And the Bible makes us to believe that when death met with the one that created it, death bowed to his creator.

I prophesy to someone here that whatsoever seems dead in your life or is about to die in your life receives the life of Jesus now in Jesus name. I decree that whatsoever situation that seems hopeless in your life, so much so that people around you have written you off and have begun to say where is the God that you serve, will receives the life of Jesus today in Jesus name. I have come to announce to someone here today that Jesus is your only Hope of Glory and he died so that ye might have life and have it in abundance, He became poor so that ye might be rich, He paid the price that no one else could pay over you and I.

The Bible says that Jesus cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth and he that was dead came forth bound hand and foot with grave clothes and his face was bound with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, “Loose him and let him go”!.

How do you explain this miracle, a man dead and buried for four days (The Bible says his sister Martha said Lord by this time he stinketh), he was bound hand and foot, yet he came forth alive. Our God is a glorious God, He is a miracle Worker, there is no searching to His understanding indeed.

Brethren the Bible makes us to understand in the BK of Ezekiel 37: 1- 14 that Prophet Ezekiel was taken in the spirit by God Almighty to the Valley of dry bones and after a demonstration of God’s power the dry bones became an exceeding Great Army after God breathed the Breath of life over them.

May our Father in heaven breathe over you and I His goodness, mercy and favour afresh in Jesus name.

Prayers:

Father as you rose from the dead on the 3rd Day; may everything that is dead or about to die in my life rise to the life in you in Jesus name.

Father whatsoever that seems to be harassing me, Father harass them in Jesus name. You said in your word that you will contend with those that contend with me. You said on my behalf you will arise and fight for me and my enemies will be scattered. Father arise and favour me in this season and beyond in Jesus name.

The sermon, Loose Him And Let Him Go! by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye, was delivered on April 23, 2017

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The Faith That Makes Whole, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

The Faith That Makes Whole, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

Text: Matthew 15:22-28

Here we find an account of a very remarkable woman I must say, some Bible versions referred to her as the Greek woman, the Syrophoenician woman, or a woman from Canaan. She was not a Hebrew woman but she was a gentile, she had heard about Jesus, the Son of the Most High God, the Son of David, the Saviour, the Deliverer, the Great Healer, the Help of the Helpless, the Lord of Host, the Solution Carrier, the Burden Bearer, The Alpha & the Omega, the Beginning & the End, the Everlasting Father, the One that has never lost a battle before. Brethren that same Jesus is here today in our midst and He has come to bless us in Jesus name.

I know she knew the Lord because when she got to where Jesus and His disciples were, she cried out to the Lord, she called Him by His name, O Lord, thou Son of David, have mercy upon me for my daughter is grievously vexed with the devil. (Romans 10:17).

Hebrew 11:6 makes us to understand that without faith it is impossible to please God, for whomsoever cometh to Him, must believe that He is and He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

I have come to announce to someone here today that just like every product in shops has a shelf life & expiring date every problem has an expiring date, the Bible says in Proverbs 23:18 ‘surely there is an end to everything and the expectations of the righteous shall not be cut off’.

All your expectations of the Lord will not be cut off in Jesus name.

Luke 1:45 says: ‘And blessed is she that believed, for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord’. Expectation is the mother of manifestation.

Today we will be considering the characteristics of this woman’s faith, in other word’s what moved Jesus to recognise that this woman had a great faith.

The Bible makes us to understand that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, mountains before us will move (Matthew 17:20).

  • She knew the Lord Jesus; even though she was not a Hebrew woman (a born-again Christian as it were in our present day) she also believed He could make her daughter whole. The story of Rehab, she said to Joshua & the spies, ‘the fear of your God has fallen upon us, because we have heard how He dealt with your enemies the Egyptians, how He drown them in the Red Sea, we know He has given you this city, but please promise me that you will spare I and my household because I have showed you kindness’) Joshua 2:9-14

  • She went to the right person, she sought help from the Creator Himself (the manufacturers manual) the solution carrier, the help of the helpless.

  • She went straight to the point of the reason why she sought Jesus. She did not beat about the bush, or tell long stories. She was in the right place at the right time. The Bible says that Jesus departed into the coasts of Tyre & Sidon, just maybe he came because of that woman, and maybe he is passing by the Land of mercy because of someone here today.

  • She was persistent in her asking, she was not put off, even when Jesus referred to her as a dog. Even when Jesus told her that her time had not come yet, she was still persistent, her faith was able to move Jesus to go into time and He fast forwarded the time, so her daughter would be made whole.

  • Her faith was mixed with praise & worship. Psalm 100: 4 ‘Enter into his gates with thanking signing and His courts with praise, be thankful unto him and bless His name.

Brethren, I don’t know what you might be going through, but I bring a word to encourage you today, please don’t give up on your dreams, don’t give up on that child, or marriage, business, or course work, help is on the way for you, the Good Lord is sending help to you from Zion, He has seen your tears, He has had your prayers, he has accepted your burnt offerings concerning these issues you are going through. He will roll away your reproach amongst men in Jesus name.

That’s what the love of a Mother can do, it does not matter how far, or how difficult the journey is, a Mother would go to the end of the earth just to make sure that her children are ok.

May our faith in God bring wholeness to every area of your lives in Jesus name.

Prayers

Prayers: Father in the name of Jesus strengthen my faith in you.

Father the grace to be thankful at all times, make available to me.

Father let every area of my life receive your wholeness.

The sermon, The Faith That Makes Whole, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye was delivered on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2017 on March 26th, 2017.

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May Jehovah Surprise You For Good, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

May Jehovah Surprise You For Good, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

The month of January 2017 has been declared a month of Surprise Motion by God Almighty through His Prophet as inspired by the Holy Spirit.

The Wikipedia Dictionary defined Surprise as ‘an unexpected or astonishing event’. Some other words we could use in the place of surprise are: astonish, amaze, startle, flabbergast, stop someone in their tracks (surprise motion) stupefying, leave open-mouthed, take someone’s breath away.

Brethren our God is a God of surprises. His surprise would be in the positive or negative, as we are going to find out from the message He has for us today. But My prayer for us is that Jehovah will surprise us for good in Jesus name.

I can’t say in what form God’s surprises will come for us, but one thing I know for sure with my little walk with Him, is that God is never late, He is always on time. If you do think He is late, it is because He wants to come big.

I will share a testimony with you, on the 1st of January 2017 God decided to surprise a Medical Doctor and his wife and He visited them for good and blessed them with 5 children (3 girls & 2 boys) after they had been married for 10 years, so for every 2 years of their waiting he blessed them with a child, isn’t our God, a God of Awesome wonders.

Jehovah will visit someone here for a good in Jesus name, He will surprise you beyond your imagination, dreams and what you have ever asked Him to give you in Jesus name.

Brethren come with me to the Book of Exodus 14:1-31

This is a story we are familiar with, a very interesting story I must say, a demonstration of the power of Jehovah The Man of War, Jehovah El Gibbor (The Mighty God) Jehovah Elyon (The Most High God) The match-less God, the God that no one can contend with, the God that has never lost any battle and will never lose any battle. He is your God and my God, He is our Maker, He is watching over us, He will surprise you for good in Jesus name. He will not put you to shame in Jesus name. On the Mount of Carmel in 1 Kings 18: 16-45 He did not put Elijah to shame before Baal & his prophets , so He will show up for you in Jesus name.

The children of Israel were making their way from Egypt to the Promised land (a land flowing with milk & honey) God had just delivered them from the hands of their Captors (The Egyptians) and they were making melody and rejoicing to their God and suddenly they looked up and they saw the mighty Red Sea and they looked behind them and they saw the Egyptians chasing after them with a fury. They began to panic, they began to curse Moses, why didn’t you just leave us to continue to serve these people, is it because there are no graves in Egypt, is that why you have brought us here to die in this wilderness.

Moses answered them ‘Fear ye not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you today, for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

The Lord is saying to someone here today, the enemies after you that you see today, ye shall see them no more in Jesus name.

The Bible says in the Isaiah 49:24-25 ‘ Shall the prey be taken from the mighty or the lawful captive delivered?

But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee and I will save your children.’

In others words God is saying even if it was your fault that you became a captive of a captor, He says he will deliver you in Jesus name.

Brethren Moses continued by saying to the Israelites in Exodus 14:14 ‘The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace.’

God instructed Moses to lift up his rod and stretch his hand over the sea and divide it and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

Brethren God surprised the children of Israel on that day like He had never done before, He fulfilled every promise He made to them on that day, He delivered them from the hands of their Captors (The Egyptians) they held their peace whilst the Lord fought for them and their enemies the Egyptians they did not see anymore because Jehovah The Man of War drown them all in Red Sea.

God used the Red Sea as an escape route for them (that’s the positive side of the surprise)

God used the Red Sea as a death trap for the Egyptians (that’s the negative side of the surprise)

The Bible says it is of the mercies of The Lord that we are not consumed. Often times we go past a particular path maybe driving, on being driven in a car or bus or even walking through a path and then just few minutes after you have gone past the path a terrible accident happens and people lose their lives, we are not better than them, it is just because of the mercies of the Lord, that is why you and I are not consumed.

Brethren there is no greater surprise that can be compared to the one you receive when you find yourself between the devil and the Red Sea, you look up, you look down, you look all around you but help is not coming and suddenly when you think all hope is lost, Jehovah The Man of War shows up for you and your deliverance comes. There is no sweeter feeling compared to this.

No wonder The Sweet Psalmist of Israel (David the Son of Jesse) said in Psalm 121:1-2 ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.’

Brethren vain is the help of man, the arm of flesh will always fail, if man helps you it is because God instructed him to do so. May our trust and focus always be on God, for He is the only one that cannot fail.

The children of Israel were crying to a mere man like them, Moses could not do anything of his own accord, He had to cry unto God in prayer and God answered him.

Brethren in the Book of Luke 11:12-32, we find an account of a man that had 2 sons and one day the younger son came to him and said Father give me the portion of my inheritance. His Father obliged him and he packed up and left home. He went to a far country and wasted his inheritance on riotous living. He began to live in penury and when he remembered that no servant in his Father’s house was living the way he was, he came to his senses and he said, ‘I will arise and go to my Father, and I will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired servants.’

The bible recorded that before he decided to come home, the Father had been going out every day trying to see if he could sight him coming back home. So the day he set off for home, his father was watching out for him, when he saw him, he had compassion on him and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him, the Bible said whilst he was reciting his speech to his Father, he commanded for the best robe to be put on him, a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet. His Father accepted him as his Son and not a servant, what a pleasant surprise it was for The Prodigal Son.

The second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will be a pleasant surprise for some and it will not be Pleasant for some, as Believers, even though we know He is coming back, the surprise is that we don’t know when(the exact time) He will be coming back.

May His coming not be like a thief in the night for us.

May He find us waiting, watching and praying in Jesus name.

Prayer:

Father, Almighty Father, the grace to please you like never before in this New year grant unto me in Jesus name.

My Father, My Father, please when you are calling on others do not pass me by in Jesus name

Father, let the Surprise you will bless me with shock my enemies in Jesus name.

Father the anointing & grace to make un-imaginable progress in this year 2017 pour upon my head in Jesus name.

The sermon May Jehovah Surprise You For Good, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye, was delivered on January 22, 2017

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You Will Recover All Without Fail, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

You Will Recover All Without Fail, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

Text: 1 Sam. 30: 1-20

The month of August 2016 has been declared a month of ‘Staggering Accomplishment’ by God Almighty through His Prophet as inspired by the Holy Spirit.

The Wikipedia Dictionary defines Staggering: as a state of astonishment, amazement, surprise, flabbergasted, leave open- mouthed, or take someone’s breath away.

Accomplishment on the other hand is defined as something that has been achieved successfully.

There is someone here, you have been enjoying trickles of God’s mercy and goodness, but just like an arrow or catapult is launched, you are just about to be shot into another realm of God’s glory, you are about to experience the wonders and awesomeness of God like you have never done before. The staggering accomplishment God is about to give you, is going to leave you flabbergasted, it is going to amaze you beyond your dreams, imagination or what you have ever asked of God.

I can hear an abundance of rain, may it shower on us with the blessings of God in Jesus name.

Brethren God is not a man that He should lie, neither is He the son of man that he should repent, if He has said it He will do it, if He has spoken it, He will make it good in Jesus name. God is the only one that can give staggering accomplishments, vain is the help of man.

The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 3:6 ‘Paul planted, Apollos watered, but it is God that give the the increase.’

Brethren if we cast our minds to 1Sam. 15: 1- 3 it is the Amalekites that God instructed King Saul to utterly destroy because of what they did to his people (the children of Israel) when they were making their way through the wilderness to the Promised Land. If we remember very well Saul disobeyed God because he did not fully carry out the instructions of God, it was the same people that tormented David and his men in this Bible passage. Brethren the Goliath we fail to eliminate might come back to torment us, so we need to be careful in our dealings with God, we must act in total obedience to the word and the commands of God.

So when David and his Mighty men came back and found out that the Amalekites had raided, struck and burnt Ziklag a place they had made home and carried away their families alive and everything they owned, they did the first thing that every other person would do in the flesh, they wept until they had no more strength to weep.

There is someone here this morning and the Lord God Almighty says I should tell you that your days of weeping in the secret are over. The Bible says in the Bk of Psa. 30:5 that weeping might endure in the night but Joy comes in the morning time.

The Almighty says I should announce to you that your joy has come in Jesus name.

But Brethren I believe that after the weeping session that actually did not yield any results rather than that the mighty men of David began to conspire to stone him because their souls were bitterly grieved for their lost family members.

Something came over David and he encouraged and strengthen himself in the Lord his God, David must have remembered the goodness of the Lord from time past, how God had delivered him severally from the Lion, the Bear, Goliath of Gath and several other enemies including Saul who he was running from at that moment, the Bible says in Isa 59:19 that when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him on our behalf. The Spirit of David the Man of War woke up, and he said to Abiatha the Priest Ahimelech’s son bring me the ephod, let me inquire of the Lord the solution to this problem, weeping is not the solution to this problem.

Brethren whose counsels will you believe? Who do we consult when we run into troubled waters? The Bible says the arm of flesh will always fail but those that put their trust in The Lord shall not be put to shame, and I declare that as you put your Trust in God you shall not be put to shame in Jesus name.

Brethren there is something I want us to understand in this life no matter how popular or how much you might think that people love or like you do not put your trust or rely on them totally, because the Bible made us to understand that the mighty men of David loved him, they were loyal to him, they were ready to sacrifice their lives for their General, if we cast our minds to 2 Sam. 23: 15 – 17 these same men risked their lives and broke through the host of the Philistines army and drew water from the wells of Bethlehem because their General desired water from that well because he was in exile running away from Saul but yet on the day that he needed their encouragement they wanted his head.

There is a song that goes like this I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved by my enemies.

The Bible recorded in verse 8 that the Lord answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all”.

And The Lord is saying to someone here today Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all, not some, not a few but all in Jesus name. Every wasted years, time, gift, talent, resource is being restored by The Lord today in Jesus name. The Lord is granting someone Divine Speed this morning to pursue, to overtake and to recover all without fail in Jesus name.

Brethren there is something I want to point out to you in verse 11, the Bible recorded that the enemy made a mistake that caused David and his mighty men to have victory. The enemy abandoned a weak servant that was too weak to continue the journey with them and that was the servant that gave David and his men the vital information as to what way the enemy went and they were able to pursue. Brethren in this season of Staggering Accomplishments your enemies will make a mistake that will cause you to be elevated and promoted in Jesus name. Maybe someone did not hear me the first time. I prophesy that your enemies will make a mistake that will cause you to out-run, over-take and recover all you have lost or he has stolen from you in Jesus name.

Brethren, Queen Esther in the Bk of Esther 2: 1- 17 Esther came into the scene because Queen Vashati made a mistake of her life ( If she had known what was about to happen she would have honoured her husband). Esther was a slave in a foreign land and God granted her favour and she was graced to be the Queen of the land.

In the Bk of Gen. 50:20 Joseph’s brethren meant it for evil but The Lord turned it around for good for Joseph and he became the Prime Minister in a foreign land to preserve lives including his brothers’ lives. (A slave and an illegal immigrant).

It is only Jehovah the God of heaven and earth that can cause a prisoner to sleep and wake up as a Prime Minister. He made a Home Secretary to sleep and woke up as a Prime Minister; the Bible makes us to understand in Psalm 75:6-7 that promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge; he put teeth down one, and setteth up another.

Prayers

Ruth 1: 19 – 21

So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

21 I went out full and the Lord hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

Father, do not allow my sojourn in the United Kingdom to be in vain in Jesus name.

Father I will not leave this land empty in Jesus name.

Father, Almighty Father whatever I have lost out of my ignorance and carelessness, Father give me the strength to pursue, to overtake, to recover all without fail in Jesus name.

Joel 2: 25- 27

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Daddy, my Father in heaven restore to me every wasted years, time , resource, talent, gift, intellect, divine health, joy, strength, spiritual authority, confidence in Jesus name. Father restore, You are a God of restoration, a God of second chance, Father restore in Jesus name.

The sermon You Will Recover All Without Fail, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye, was delivered on Augst 14, 2016