Category: Themes

January 2014 Theme – Great Strides

January 2014 - Our Month of Great StridesThe simple meaning of strides is to take a step in walking towards an aim, and to make significant progress in that journey. Taking these steps will include moving with a considerable speed, and, moving forward in leaps and bounds. It is possible to make a stride, and, also, to take a stride. However, to make the great strides requires an extraordinary power and speed. These power and speed are of the Lord. These will make a man to go quicker and, take steps faster than the ordinary.

In 1 Samuel 30: 8 -19, God gave David the power and strength to make great strides, even though, the Amalekites must have been running for many days. David went after them, and he recovered all they stole from his camp.

Another man of God that travelled with great strides was Elijah. In 1 King 19:41-46, the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he girded up his loin and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. Strides require strength and energy. He outran Ahab’s horse and arrived before in good time. It is a show of the power of God.

The message for you is that in this month on January 2014, you will make excellent progress in Jesus name, and you will not be tired in your feet in Jesus name. And as a Ministry, we will progress and move forward and possess that which the Lord has declared for us in Jesus name. We shall not be hindered, and the Lord will remove all obstacles in our paths for His name sake. Happy New Year

Pastor Aderemi Adelugba

December 2013 Theme – The Great Escape

December Theme - The Great Escape
Escape can be defined as: to break loose from confinement; or to avoid a serious or unwanted outcome.
In Acts 12:6-16, the bible talks of how James the brother of a John was beheaded by Herod. When he discovered that it pleased the Jews, he locked up Peter to be executed also. He was waiting for the Passover Feast to be over before Peter’s execution. He however did not leave out any chance for his escape.
Peter was locked in an inner cell with several gates before the main gate. He was been guarded by 16 soldiers who were taking turns in twos every hour. Amidst all these security proofs, God assigned an angel to go and free Peter. The angel entered, smote Peter at the side, caused the chain to fall off, asked Peter to dress up and led him through the gates to the street without anyone noticing. Peter was shocked at his own escape; the church was equally amazed.
The year 2013 was supposedly forecasted by experts to be an unfriendly year in the natural sense. To say that many unfriendly things happened worldwide is rather evident. Thank God for His grace that preserved us. Spiritually, there were many things the devil had lined up against us in particular as children of God that never happened. Thank God for sending His angels to deliver us at such times. The month of December shall be for us a further time of great escape from all premeditated and circumstantial evils of 2013 in Jesus name.

November 2013 Theme – Resounding Joy

Resounding as related to this theme will be defined as ‘clear and emphatic; enormous; unmistakable, huge; massive; very great; tremendous; terrific; colossal; total’. While joy could be define as ‘the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation’.
In life we experience variations of joy. While some are small and could be hidden, resounding joys are however huge and vivid. God promised Abraham and Sarah that they would become father and mother of nations, but they were childless at 75 years and 65 years respectively. At a later time in their lives, a child called Ishmael came along in disobedience, instead of this development to be a joyous one; it was bitterness and sadness it brought (Gen. 16: 1-7; 21: 9-14).
At age 100 and 90, they both had the Promised Child, it was a time of resounding joy for them. Abraham called all the neighbouring settlements and made a great feast. It was an elation that could not be mistaken or hidden (Gen. 21:1-8). In this month of November, God has promised us in Everlasting Father’s Assembly a time of tremendous and unmistakable joy and delight. We will be filled with great elation; and things that are exceptional good will come our way in Jesus name.

November Theme: Resounding Joy

Resounding as related to this theme will be defined as ‘clear and emphatic; enormous; unmistakable, huge; massive; very great; tremendous; terrific; colossal; total’. While joy could be define as ‘the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation’.
In life we experience variations of joy. While some are small and could be hidden, resounding joys are however huge and vivid. God promised Abraham and Sarah that they would become father and mother of nations, but they were childless at 75 years and 65 years respectively. At a later time in their lives, a child called Ishmael came along in disobedience, instead of this development to be a joyous one; it was bitterness and sadness it brought (Gen. 16: 1-7; 21: 9-14).
At age 100 and 90, they both had the Promised Child, it was a time of resounding joy for them. Abraham called all the neighbouring settlements and made a great feast. It was an elation that could not be mistaken or hidden (Gen. 21:1-8). In this month of November, God has promised us in Everlasting Father’s Assembly a time of tremendous and unmistakable joy and delight. We will be filled with great elation; and things that are exceptional good will come our way in Jesus name.

October Theme – Great And Sweet Victories

Victory is defined as the act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle; game or other competition. There are great and small victories depending on the extent of the threat; the power of the attacker; the duration of the contest; the number of the foes; the weaponry used; etc. However, it’s not all victories that can be perceived as sweet.
In the tenure of David’s reign over Israel, it happened that Absalom – one of his biological sons rose up against him and chased him out of the throne and the City of David. Father was living in caves and stronghold, while son was living in palace! Previous advisers and principal officers of David decamped from him and joined his son. Absalom also slept with his father’s wives and concubines in a tent with the public looking! The war was terrible, great and deadly. At the end of the war, David was granted victory by God as Absalom died a shameful death. However, it was a bitter victory for David as he wept and wailed for his dear son (2 Sam. 18:6-33).
Several years before, David enjoyed a huge and sweet victory over the enemy of God’s people and a blasphemer against God – the Goliath of Gath. Goliath defied the Living God and intimidated the Israelites for 40 days, until David showed up on the scene. At the end of the contest, David slayed Goliath; the Israelites became champions and God’s name was glorified (I Sam. 17:1-54). David also became an in-law to King Saul; his family became rich; they were exempted from paying tax; and he became a commander in the army.
In this month of October, God will grant us in Everlasting Father’s Assembly great and sweet victories. We will rejoice after engagement with any opposition; we will celebrate over every ‘battle’ confronting us. We will triumph in any game or competition we encounter. We will subdue any situation in Jesus name.