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February 2017 Theme – Remarkable Strides

February 2017 Theme – Remarkable Strides

Remarkable can be described as ‘something that is worthy of note and attention. Something that is striking; extraordinary; exceptional; stunning; sensational; or phenomenal’. Strides on the other hand can either described as ‘a walk with long decisive steps in a specified direction; or a step or stage in progress towards an aim’.

So that remarkable strides can therefore be decisive steps in a specified direction that is worthy of note and attention; or an exceptional step or stage in progress towards an aim.

In both instances, the object in question is making progress towards a desired direction or intended aim, and the progress been made is stunning and phenomenal.

In Joshua 3:1-17, we have a shocking biblical story of how the Israelites experienced remarkable strides in history. They were at the side of River Jordan, having travelled for 40 years to get there. Everyone that was over 20 years when they left Egypt had died, except Joshua and Caleb. This was a remarkable moment for them, as they were at the borders of Canaan. The Jordan River however posed a hindrance to them. Not only was it difficult to cross, it had overflowed it’s bank.

God however assured Joshua that they will enter into Canaan with remarkable strides. That when the feet of priests that carried Ark of Covenant makes contact with the River, the waters would part, while those priests will remain in the dry river bed, everyone will walk majestically on dry ground to the other side of Jordan, then the priests will later joined them. So it was! What an amazing feeling it would have been for them.

This month of February and beyond, God is promising us remarkable strides and extraordinary steps as we continue on the journey through 2017. He says He will propel our ‘feet’ with exceptional steps towards the unimaginable progress He had promised. May we all experience such remarkable strides this month and this year in Jesus name.

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January 2017 Theme – Surprise Motion

January 2017 Theme – Surprise Motion

Surprise can be defined as something unexpected, or cause (someone) to feel astonished or shocked. Motion on the other hand, is described as a change in position of an object over time. In Physics, it is usually described in terms of displacement, distance, velocity, acceleration, time and speed. Motion of an object is determined by measuring the change in position of that object in relation to a frame of reference. So that if the position of an object is not moving with respect to its frame of reference, the object is said to be at rest or motionless. It is interesting to note that an object’s motion cannot change unless it is acted upon by a force. Simply put, motion is the action or process of moving or been moved.

The distance at which an object moves towards it’s frame of reference is determined by a number of factors, so that when those factors are set aside and yet the object still moved, the object can then said to have experienced a surprised motion.

In I Kings 18:41-46, the bible tells us the story of how King Ahab and Prophet Elijah embarked upon a trip. The journey was to be from Mt. Carmel to the City of Jezreel (a distance of about 20 miles). King Ahab departed first on a chariot while Prophet Elijah later followed on foot. It was recorded that the hand of God came upon Elijah and he guided up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.

One would have thought that Ahab that was travelling on a chariot would have arrived Jezreel first, and the fact that he set off first. But no, the power of Jehovah granted Elijah a surprised motion, so that he outran a chariot!

This is first month of this year, God has laid it in my heart that He will grant Everlasting Father’s Assembly surprise motion throughout this year, stating from this month. God wants us to be prepared for the race ahead. He has however promised that He will make us to cover great distance; fast track our velocity; heightened our acceleration; save us huge time and grant us shocking speed. May these be our portion in Jesus name. Amen!

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December 2016 Theme – Triumph At Last

December 2016 Theme – Triumph At Last

Triumph can be defined as great victory or achievement. No one can be said to have triumphed if they had not experienced or engaged in a kind of battle, conflict or trial. It is only when they have overcome such, that it can now be said that they have triumphed.

David in the bible is someone that fought all kinds of battle in life. He fought rejection from his immediate family; he fought against wild animals; he fought against giants; he was in conflict with the reigning power of his nation; he fought against territorial raiders; against armies of foreign nations; against his own children (Absalom, Adonijah); his own lust (counting of Israel and Bathsheba issue); etc. However, for every battle that confronted David, he was always triumphant, whether it’s with animals, persons or nations.

Right from the beginning of his life, there were powers that did not want him to be anointed as the king; even after he had been anointed as a teenager, there were powers that did not want him to ascend the throne; when he eventually became the king, there were powers that wanted to banish him from the kingdom; and towards the end of his life, there were powers that wanted to overturn his succession plan.

However, all these powers were silenced by God and David triumphed at last. He was able to rule for 40 years and he slept in The Lord peacefully (I Kings 2:10-12). He was also succeeded by his chosen candidate (Solomon), who also reigned for another 40 years.

The year 2016 have indeed come with its own challenges, fights, battles, difficulties and trials. Some of these might have arose from unusual situations; from spiritual powers; from physical people who might be close or distant from us or even from nations or governmental bodies.

The good news is that we triumph still. Despite all what might have come our way as raging storms, whirlwinds, huge floods, wildfires, etc. We have also experienced and enjoyed victories over them all. The Spirit of God says by the end of this year, we will all still sing “we triumph at last melodies” in Jesus name. Amen!

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November 2016 Theme – Favourable Considerations

November 2016 Theme – Favourable Considerations

Favourable can be defined as advantageous, beneficial, helpful, suitable, appropriate, etc.

While consideration can be defined as to be given attention, to give heed, notice, regard, given careful thought, etc. Favourable consideration therefore is when one enjoys or receives attention that is beneficial, heed that is helpful, notice that is suitable, regard that is appropriate, etc. The bible records several instances where certain people enjoyed favourable consideration, especially in challenging times.

In 2 Kings 3:1-27, the bible tells us how King of Moab rebelled against Jehoram the King of Israel. So that Israel had to declare war against Moab. Jehoram sought the help of Jehoshaphat King of Israel and the King of Edom to assist him in the battle, which they consented to.

But as the troops marched unto war, they lost their bearing in the desert and exhausted their water supplies. So that several thousands of soldiers were to die of thirst and the three nations would have become slaves to Moab. Jehoshaphat was however wise, as he asked that they inquire from God what to do. The trio were soon able to locate Prophet Elisha in order to seek the way out of the mess they’ve found themselves.

When they got to Prophet Elisha, he was very unhappy to see King Jehoram, he actually told him to go away and consult his preferred father’s and mother’s fake prophets.

Elisha however later made a remarkable statement, that if not for the presence of King Jehoshaphat, there was nothing that would have made him to look at the direction of Jehoram or considered him for help at all.

Jehoshaphat therefore enjoyed favourable consideration on the day so that Elisha entreated God on their behalf and water in the form of a river was miraculously provided by God in the desert! The soldiers had excess water to drink, they regained their strength, and the same river became a snare to the Moabites until they were consumed totally.

This month and beyond, God will arrange favourable considerations to come our way. We will enjoy attentions that are beneficial; be given heed that are suitable; granted notices that are helpful and given regards that are appropriate. May these be the portion of all of us in Jesus name. Amen!