May Your Joy Be Full, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

May Your Joy Be Full, by Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia Obafaiye

The Bible says in the Book of Luke 1:45 ‘And blessed is he/she that believed, for there shall be a performance of those things which were told him/her from the Lord.

Brethren our Father is not a man that he should lie. If He says it then He will do it and if He has spoken it He will make it good in our lives in Jesus name.

The month of December 2018 has been declared a month that God Almighty is re-assuring us by saying Lo! I am with you always, through his Prophet as inspired by the Holy Spirit. What words of comfort.

The Bible makes us understand in Psalm 16:11. ‘Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore’.

The presence of God comes with a fullness of His Joy.

Psalm 30:5b says weeping may endure in the night but Joy comes in the morning time.

I have come to declare to someone here that you have just entered your morning time, your season of the fullness of Joy in Jesus Mighty name.

The year 2018 will be ending in 8 days’ time, there are dreams, desires and expectations we feel have not been fulfilled or met, and this has made some of us to begin to fret or ask questions.

Brethren God is saying to us today, reassuring us that He is with us always.

He is not a God that forgets His own, His memory is not short, and He says he will make your joy full in Jesus Mighty name.

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3: 11, In God’s own time, He makes everything beautiful.

He will make it beautiful for us in Jesus name.

Whilst we re-assure and encourage ourselves with these comforting words from the Lord, let us pause and give thanks to Him for hitherto He has been our help, there is yet hope for a tree when it is cut down, it will sprout again, a living dog is better than a dead lion. Brethren when there is life, there is hope.

Our main Bible Passage will be taken from the Book of Luke 2: 10-20

My prayer for someone here this morning is that you will hear a piece of news that will cause you to glorify and praise God in Jesus Mighty Name.

I also declare in the name of Jesus that if your enemies have decreed that you will not hear that news then they will hear a sound from heaven and it will not be good for them in Jesus name. (2 Kings 7:6-7: The 4 lepers sat at the gate of Samaria during a famine in the land of Israel). Brethren a new move of God always comes with a sound, for His children it is always for good but for his enemies, it comes with destruction & judgement.

I have heard of a woman that decreed that a certain family will never hear the cry of a baby in their habitations because she was a wicked woman.

But the Lord intervened on their behalf when the spirit of the Lord revealed the source of their problem.

Brethren we must be very careful what we say with our mouth, the mouth has brought life unto people and it has also brought death to some, I pray that we will always choose life as the Bible has advised we do.

Brethren except the Lord did not say it, but if He did say it will surely come to pass the Bible says in the Bk of Habakkuk 2:3 ‘For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie, though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

I declare that before the end of this year someone here will hear good tidings of great joy either through the post, the phone or by word of mouth in the Mighty name of Jesus.

Brethren up till now (I mean from the time of Father Abraham up till the Book of Luke 2: 10-20)  the Israelites had been experiencing the former rain, and I want to believe that the Latter rain is always better than the former rain, I mean literally speaking if you are a farmer or you did a bit of agriculture you will understand what I mean (The former rain is needed for the seed to germinate it comes moderately but the latter rain is needed if the seed will bear fruit and bear it in abundance). The Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ was like the Latter Rains Israeli had been waiting for as announced to the Shepherds in Lk. 2: 10-20.

If you read further down in the Bk of Lk. 2:25- 38 you will find an old man (Simeon) and an old woman (Anna) that the Bible made us understand that the Lord kept until they saw the manifestation of all the Lord had promised He was going to do and to them it was Good tidings of great joy to have seen the Salvation of the Lord (The Salvation of the whole world).

The Bible says in the Bk of 1 Cor. 2:9 ‘But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have it entered the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. A new thing that has never been seen, heard or perceived before. That is what the Lord is going to do for someone here this morning if you believe it let your Amen sound like thunder.

The Bible says in the Proverbs 10:22 ‘The Blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and he addeth no sorrow with it. Jesus is the only True Joy giver, whatever situation you might find yourself He is the Great Deliverer, The Great Healer, The Great Provider, The Restorer, The Help of the helpless, The Prince of Peace, Ever so Faithful God, The Man of War, The Righteous and True Judge, The Husband to The Widow, The Father of the fatherless. He can deliver you and restore you as well and fill your heart with joy and cause you to sing a new song in this season of joy, peace and hope. May the Lord do this for you and more in Jesus mighty name.

The sermon was delivered on December 23, 2018.