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Faith For Divine Ability, by Brother Lanre Oginni

Faith For Divine Ability, by Brother Lanre Oginni

Some Christians have the believe that why they do not enjoy the manifestation of God’s divine works in their lives is because they do not have enough faith. While some automatically exclude themselves from such divine works and limit it to ‘biblical times’ some others go on the journey of ‘building up their faith’. However, what they are actually doing is trying to have faith in faith as opposed to faith in God.

FAITH IN FAITH
Having faith in faith is believing that there are acts you independently need to do to increase your faith so as to be a partaker of God’s divine works.
God is always cut off when Man has faith in his own faith. We might not know that this is what we are doing, but when we claim things and say ‘it must work out for me cause I am a child of God’ without bothering to find out God’s will we are telling God he does not matter, he is nothing. Our faith must be on what God asks, desires and commands us to do, not in what we want or desire to have happened in our lives or in even what we are believing in faith for. There are so many Christians who are frustrated at God, who are disillusioned and angry with God for not fulfilling what they invested so much faith into, prayed for, fasted for, but God did not come through.

Faith for divine abilities is faith in God

There is a huge difference between a man wanting to see something happen even though he has faith versus God wanting to see it happen. When God asks us to do something, it still requires faith, but all the faith in the world is useless if you are trying to work up something you want rather than what God wants. (Gen 12:1-3) God gives Abraham a command that requires Abraham taking it up in faith after the word had come. Also in Gen (15:4-6), the promise of an offspring was given, and Abraham had to believe in faith for its fulfilment.1 kings 18:36 makes it clear that Elijah’s call of fire from heaven was at God’s command.

How to be Faithful in Christ

God wants us to sit still, study him, speak to him, pray to him, read his words, obey his words, hear it, retain it, persevere in it and then God chooses to come and use some of us for his great works. We should not put the GREAT COMMISSION (Matthew 28:16-20) before the GREAT COMMANDMENT (Matthew 22:35-40). Until we have been disciplined we cannot disciple others. The most important part of our Christian walk is learning to have a relationship with God, learning to hear from him, cause we cannot do anything for God until we learn how to hear from him. The key to supernatural abilities in God is to have faith in what God has said. (Acts 27:25).

An excerpt of a sermon, Faith For Divine Ability, delivered by Brother Lanre Oginni on July 16, 2017.

The God of Total Accomplishment, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

The God of Total Accomplishment, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

TEXT : 2 TIM 4 vs 7-10.
Accomplishment is something that is successfully carried out, it is the successful achievement of a task. It may interest you to know that not to him that started well has accomplished, but to him, that ends /finish well. Eccl 7 vs 8a. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.

Your starting matters, but your finishing is the most important.
Looking at the character in our text of this morning, we will see that Paul’s beginning was a doom, as far as the kingdom of God is concerned, but his end was worth emulating. 2 Tim 4 vs 7-8.

While Paul was still alive, by the grace of God he could confidently say that he has totally accomplished and attained. I pray that will be our own testimony in Jesus might name. Read More

The Unusual God, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

The Unusual God, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

Text: Ezekiel 37: 1-10.
Other texts: Psalms 119: 89, Isaiah 40:8, Mark 13: 31, Numbers 23:19, Romans 3: 3-4.

I want to believe that all of us is convinced and not confused that whatever is written in the bible is true and forever settled.

The bible has no editions 1,2,3….it has been constant and it will continue to be.

I serve an unusual God that does unusual things in unusual ways.

Recently I had an unusual encounter with the unusual God and He did some unusual things in my life that I will like to share some with you this morning.

God took prophet Ezekiel in chapter 37 to an open valley full of dry bones and ask him a very “tempting” question which prophet Ezekiel was also diplomatic in answering.

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Qualifications for Divine Help, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

Qualifications for Divine Help, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

Texts : Psalm 121 vs 1 – 2, Psalm 46 vs 1 – 11, Isaiah 41 vs 10 – 13.

Since we are in our month of divine help, it may be necessary to alert ourselves what we need to do as to be qualified for this divine help. Our God is a God of mercy and loving-kindness, but at the same time, He is also a God of principles and order.

As we have known before now that God loves everybody and that is the reason why Jesus came to die for our sins,but He is not responsible for everybody as it were, He will only take the full responsibility of His children. In line with that, we can say that for you to completely enjoy His help, some responsibilities is expected of you. Read More

Assurance by Glorifying God, by Brother Yomi Sanusi

Assurance by Glorifying God, by Brother Yomi Sanusi

John 14.13-14: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.”

Whilst reflecting further on John 14.13-14 for this month let us consider the background to God’s claims, promises and assurances to us in those verses of scripture.

At the time of this promise, Jesus had a long relationship, meant to be permanent, with his twelve disciples. They had already spent more than three years together. He had been teaching them, taking care of them and answering their questions. They had no doubt he was the Messiah, The Son of God, The Anointed One, and The Lamb of God that would be slaughtered to take away the sin of the world. But they were yet unsure of all the details. They had no idea exactly how his blood would be shed in atonement for not only their sins but of the world including future generations. History was unfolding before their eyes. Read More

Empowerment for Liberty (Part 2), by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

Empowerment for Liberty (Part 2), by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

Text : 1 Corithian 12: 5, 27 – 31, Eph 4: 11 – 13.

As we mentioned in part one of this series that, there are three categories of Spiritual gifts which God can empower us with for divine liberty, we shall be treating the last category, which is the Ministry gifts.

The Ministry gifts are the tools God uses to build up the church. It is how God works with what a believer does to serve and meet the need of others.

These gifts are,
The APOSTLES

The PROPHETS

The EVANGELISTS

The PASTORS and

The TEACHERS. Read More