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The God Of Restoration, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

The God Of Restoration, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

Texts :Job 1:1 – 22; 42:10 – 13, Psalm 126:1 – 6.
We mentioned last Sunday that David recovered all that he lost to the enemies from our text of 1 Sam 30, and I went further to say that as for me I will not only recover all but it is going to be restoration  with interest.

Today we shall be considering  an unusual man in the Bible called Job.
The testimony of God about Job was very challenging.

Verse 1 of the book of Job recorded that Job was a perfect  and upright man, who feared God and eschewed evil. This was the personal testimony of God about Job in verse 8 when He was talking to Satan.

In verse 3 we read about the possession of Job and that Job was the greatest of all  men in the east, tragically, Job lost all possessions in one day, including his ten children.

The news of the loss came to him one after the other, from verse 13 – 19.
Personally I find it difficult to digest what Job did in verse 20. After all news came we were told that he shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped.

His statements in verses 21 and 22 challenged me, and posed the question “Who are we living for?” to us.

After the trials Job got double of what he lost – Job 42:10 and gracefully enjoyed them before his death and the bible recorded he was full of age in verses 16 and 17.

My question to us this morning is that what is the testimony of God about you to believers, talk less of  the devil?
Can God be proud and boast of us?

PRAYERS

Job 8:7. Father I will not die young and I will not die small in Jesus name.

Job 14 :7 – 9, Daddy because you have sent your word this month again, every stagnant situation of my life begin to experience progression, recovery and restoration in Jesus name.

Job 42:16 – 17, Daddy I decree by your mercy, I will finish well and I will finish strong in Jesus name.

Continue to enjoy your recoveries and restorations in Jesus name.

Shalom .

The sermon “The God Of Restoration”, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi was delivered on May 8th 2016.

Empowerment For Service, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi

Empowerment For Service, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi
TEXT : ACTS 1: 8 , 2: 1 – 4.
We shall be considering two words from our text of today.
Power (Dunamis) also means Authority.
Witnesses which can also be interpreted as Ambassadors.
Jesus said in Luke 2:49, they should tarry in Jerusalem until they are endured with power , which is very necessary/pivotal if we must be successful in ministry or service as the case may be.

It may be important to even consider that Jesus did not start His ministry in full, until there was confirmation from heaven, after His baptism in river Jordan. Matt 3:16 – 17. Luke 4 :1,14, went further to confirm the aftermath of the Holy Ghost baptism.

Acts 10:37 – 38, stress the importance and reason for Holy Ghost empowerment, and this also confirms that for the Holy Ghost to manifest fully, the gospel must be preached.

The Apostles were able to do signs and wonders as confirmed in Acts 5:12, 2:43, because after they were empowered, they went out preaching the good news.

Stephen in Acts 6:1- 8 ,after empowerment and preaching was able to do wonders and miracles.
Peter after empowerment in Acts 2:14 – 41, became a different person entirely that denied Jesus Christ couple of days before then. Acts 4:4 said Peter preached one sermon again and 5,000 men believed. So in other words empowerment cast away FEAR.

Phillip in Acts 8:5 – 8 was recorded that after empowerment he brought great joy to the people of Samaria, by preaching the Word and many were set free from bondages many miracles were done through him by the Holy ghost..
The book of Acts 19:10 -12 gave us the account of how Paul preached the word of God, after being empowered, it was recorded that God wrought special/unusual miracles by the hands of Paul.

It may be necessary to know at this point that, for a ministry to come to full fleshed, there is undoubtedly the need for, one, empowerment from the Holy Spirit and two, the preaching of the Word of God.

Acts 4:33, also confirms that empowerment brings great grace upon the carrier.
My prayer is that we shall be fully empowered today and we shall go out there as recorded in the book of Isaiah 61:1 – 3 and Luke 4:18, preach the good news and fulfil the work the good Lord has committed into our hands in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

SHALLOM.

The sermon, Empowerment For Service, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi was delivered on January 10th, 2016

You Are Programmed For Victory

By Pastor Aderemi Adelugba –

Brethren, God has programmed your life the same way a computer is programmed. He has loaded your life with software for victory. He has granted you victory in all areas of life. You may not understand it, but your mind is renewed and conditioned for greatness in Jesus name. Now the question is whether you are prepared to activate the programmes the Lord has installed into your life.
The meaning of programme is to comprehensively install a process that can change a particular formulation to an executable activity. The reason for programming is to ensure a set of instruction will perform a specific task when activated. In other word, if the programme is not activated, the task will not run. Likewise, if Christians fail to recognise the fact that they are a finished product, they will continue to work and operate in mediocrity and defeat. I pray that you will live to fulfill the plan of God in Jesus name. Jeremiah 29:11 say, for I know the thoughts that I think towards you, the thought of peace, and not of evil and that to give you an expected end.
God has already crowned and installed you with every blessing. All you have to do is to go ahead and activate the programmes of God for your life. Start acting out His anointing upon your life. He wants you to walk in your victory, healing, wealth and joy. You need to begin to speak like a blessed man and woman. You are a package of blessing, and not a failure.
The scripture says in Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. This scripture is not just talking of what God can do, it is a declaration and appreciation of what the Lord has already done. Paul recognised all the possible obstacles that God had removed from us. You have received everything in the spiritual, so start acting it out. He did not put failure or evil in your way. He planted joy and favour instead. He granted you goodness and mercies. God had already done all these things, and all your battles have been won in the heavenly places.
The scripture also states in 3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. It is a declaration. He knew the end of the matter from the beginning. Therefore, your prosperity and health is not negotiable. Some of us did not know we would be in here today, but God programmed it even before the start of ages. For example, a little over ten years ago, as I sat down in my living room listening to the news, the Sky News reported that some part of the city of York was badly flooded. Then, I was concerned about what the inhabitants of the city were experiencing. Many years after this occurrence, God worked it out that; we would need to move to York. It was in the programme of God for us to move to the same city I wondered about. You may not be too sure of the reason why you are in this city today, but God says, you are here for a purpose, and, He will programme you for success and victory in this land, and so shall it be in Jesus name.
The scripture also says in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10: But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for hem that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
The scripture teaches us to be rest assured that we have been endowed with everything we require to succeed in life. If you have been successful in so many areas of life, be rest assured that the best is yet to come. This month of October, your outdated programme will be updated in Jesus name. From today onward, you will never be the same again in Jesus name. Your life will listen to the command of God’s programme in Jesus name.
Jesus stated that you are what you believe, therefore, if you believe that God has worked out your turn around, and He has said to you that you are more than a conqueror, what exactly are you wondering about? He has programmed you, equipped you and renewed you like an eagle. You will never be defeated in Jesus name.
God’s desire for you is that, you become aware of all the power and programme of God. God said, let the weak says, I am strong, let the poor says, I am rich and I am well able. Begin to programme that into your life. Brethren, you are who God says you are. If your bank account says you are poor, begin to declare that you are wealthy in Jesus name, and the one who has programmed you, and, giveth the power to make wealth would surprise you in Jesus name. If you have problem with your health, you need to start declaring that I am healed and whole in Jesus name.
For God’s programme to be activated in your life, you must be sensitive and be ready to stand for God. For example, it is possible for the gates to be shut without realising it. It is possible to have the feeling that you have come to the bus stop of life. You are not alone. God is with you at all times. It happened to the Israelites. In Joshua 6:1 – ‘Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out; and none came in. But when you hearken to God, the walls of Jericho will fall flat for you, and, you will be able to possess your possession in Jesus name.
There might have been some issues of life threatening your future; the Lord will remove all obstacles in Jesus name. An obstacle for defeat was put in the way of the Israelites through the sin of Achan, because he took an accursed thing. Initially, it appeared as if the Israelites would lose the battle, but when the revealing power of the Lord came upon them, they destroyed Ai. I pray that whatever that may be clouding your eyes, which is making it impossible for the programme of God to be activated in your life, will be removed today in Jesus name.
God is able to turn defeat into victory – (Joshua 7: 1-3). Victory is a term synonymous to success. Everyone wants victory in life, an athlete desire to become champion and break records, but God has to have his hands in their programme. Things don’t just happen by accident. Esther became a queen just because God had already written it into her destiny.
Delay is not a denial: The fact that the Israelite withdrawn from the battle front when the solders from Ai struck them does not mean they lost confidence. It was an opportunity for them to get back to God, so they could be re-built and re-programmed. Likewise, Christians go through rough patches, and it would seem as if we would never be able to come out at the other end, God is in control. Remember, you are a God finished product, and His products can never be faulty or disappointed. You will come out of every issues of life in good time in Jesus name.
In the book of 2 Kings 18:1, Hezekiah, the king of Judah removed the high places and broke all images and groves. The scripture stated that he trusted in the Lord God of Israel that after him, there was no one like him. … And the Lord was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not……Basically, Hezekiah rebelled against Sennacherib, and Sennacherib continued to push and oppress him. But when God was ready, He turned the tide around and 180,000 of Sennacherib soldiers were struck to dead by the angel of the Lord, and, Senacherib himself was killed by his own sons. I declare that every hand of oppression against you and your family shall bow to the programme of God in your life, and you will be victorious in Jesus name.
God is able to activate the dormant programme in your life: It may well be that the programme of God is dormant in your life, then you will need to pray, and God will re-activate it. When the oppression was too much for Hezekiah, he had to pray, and God heard him. The scripture states in 2 King 19:7 – Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land… May be you are thinking to yourself, how will God deliver me today? How will I come out of all these problems? God is sending a blast to the camp of your enemies now, and you will be victorious in Jesus name.
Naaman was a warrior who struggled with leprosy, and when God was ready to deliver him out of the battle of sickness, He activated His healing programme in his life. You case is not impossible in the hand of the Lord (2 King 5). The scripture states, Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake – Isaiah 54:15.
Brethren, get ready to update the programmes of heaven for your life. Go back to the source if you feel your programme is expired or dormant. The Lord will bless your life in Jesus name.

Sermon delivered on October 6th, 2013.