I bring you good tidings of great joy

By PASTOR (MRS) ANTHONIA OBAFAIYE –

Brethren please can you turn to your neighbour and say to him or her ‘Neighbour the Lord God Almighty brings you Good tidings of great joy today in Jesus name.

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

Read Joel 2: 21- 27

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 2012 has been declared a month of Latter Rains by God Almighty through his Prophet as inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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 new 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.

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. Have you not heard people say over their dead body, this will not happen before their very eyes.

Our Father in the Lord The General Overseer of this Great Mission of God Pastor EA Adeboye said one of his spiritual sons came to tell him that the current Vice Chancellor of the University he was lecturing had said over his dead body will he become the V.C after him and our Father in The Lord told him that the V.C had made the job very easy because he had decreed his own obituary with his own mouth.

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.

We Thank God for His mercies because when Jehovah says Yes no man can say No, when He opens a door no man can shut it. Brethren except the Lord did not say it, but if He did say it will surely come to pass the Bible says in the book 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 Israel had been waiting for as announced to the Sheppard’s in Lk. 2: 10-20.

If you read further down in the book of Lk. 2:25-38 you will find an old man (Simeon) and an old woman (Anna) that the Bible made us to 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 book 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 book of Proverbs 10:22 ‘The Blessings of the Lord, it maketh rich and he added 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 help-less, The Prince of Peace, ever so Faithful God, the Man of War, the great Adjucator, the righteous and true Judge, the Husband to the widows, The Father of the father-less. He can deliver you and restore you as well and fill your heart with Joy and cause you to sing a new song in the season of joy, peace and hope. May the Lord do this for you and more in Jesus Mighty name.