Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest

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The Redeemed Christian Church of GOD.
HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
You are invited!

 

 

 

 

 

Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28)

Little Chukwuemeka is a very good example of how kids think. He doesn’t ask his parents where his morning, afternoon or evening meal will come from. Neither does he fret over his clothing or shelter. He assumes all these things are his natural right and true to this they are.

It is ironic that most of us adults do not see God in this way. We end up doing all the worrying for God. Jesus said “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest upon your souls”.

The lesson here is simple and straight forward; the rest Our Lord Jesus Christ is talking about is not just our salvation, it covers every area of our lives, our finance, health and family. Let us learn to rest in the Lord. We can’t worry and “add a cubit to our height”. The carrier of the load is not complaining, why do you worry? Peter said; cast your burden upon the Lord. Why not pray and trust Him!

Stop carrying God’s load, He is not complaining!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

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The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears are open unto their prayers

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
You are invited!

The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears are open unto their prayers

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12)

It is not how long we spend on our knees; nor how eloquently presented our prayer are before God’s throne of mercy; nor how long they may be; nor how sweet they may sound to the ears; nor how argumentative we are; nor how meticulous we are in presenting our prayers before God that moves God. No!

God looks at the heart! (1 Samuel 16:7)

Going to church, keeping vigils, and being actively involved in church activities are all good, but if you are not fervent, devoted, diligent, sincere and honest in your prayer life, you are missing out a lot.

God is not interested in numbers, eloquence, and length of time but a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite hear He will not despise (Psalm 51:17)

Pray and offer yourself to God in obedience.

Look upon God in prayers at all times, not just as the last resort, or because you have no other place or deity or human being to turn to.

Let prayer be the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

Get hold of God through honest fervent prayers!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

When God gives us a burden He gives us the grace to bear it: The sufficiency of God’s grace

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
You are invited!

When God gives us a burden He gives us the grace to bear it: The sufficiency of God’s grace

2 Corinthians 12:9 says “My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Francis Xavier left wealth and position and set out across the world with the message of redemption through Christ Jesus.

It took energy and will-power for him to labour twenty-one hours out of twenty – four to learn to preach in twenty different languages in ten short years, to beg for passage on a troop ship, and later sail with pirates in unsafe vessels.

It took zeal and passion to sleep in tents with the Bedouins, cross the burning deserts and the snowy ranges of Asia.

It took commitment for Xavier to dare death in every form, shake hands with every ailment and diseases; endure the pangs of hunger and horrors of theft after a decimating shipwreck and bitter persecution. But he made a great impact in Japan.

Commitment is not a question of saying, Lord I will do it, but of doing it.

When David Livingstone was looking for people to come to Africa, he said, “If you have people who will come (to Africa) if they knew there were good roads, I don’t want them, I want men and women who are willing to come if there were no roads at all.”

Christ’s disciples stayed committed to him, we should do the same

When God gives us a burden He gives us the grace to bear it!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

God loves you, He knows your name

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
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God loves you. He knows your name

“How great is the love the father has lavished on us…..” 1 John 3:1 NIV

God knows everything there is to know about you, including your past, present and future. He hasn’t missed a thing, and will never miss even the tiniest details of your life, for He neither sleeps nor slumbers.

He knows your name: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine” (Isaiah 43:1 NKJV).

He also knows your address: “I know….where you dwell…” (Revelation 2:13 NKJV).

And here’s the most amazing part. Even with full knowledge of your dirty past and present, He still loves you so dearly!

His love for you existed before you were born and it will still be there after you’ve gone to be with Him in paradise.

It is important that we hold to the truth that God never stops loving us even when He’s grieved by our actions.

“Why is that so important?” you ask.

Because God’s love is the magnet that draws us back to Him every time.

Caution: Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid! How shall we who have died to sin live any longer in it? (Romans 6:1-2)

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Invoking God’s mercy.

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
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Invoking God’s mercy.

“Save me from the hand of my brother Esau for I am afraid he will come and attack me and also the mothers with their children.” (Genesis 32:11)

Jacob was hunted by his past acts of fraud and deceit against his brother Esau, at the time he was about to meet him on his return back to his country. He was so afraid that Esau would take revenge for his past evil deeds by killing him. He however prayed to God to save him from his brother and God had mercy on him, God caused him to find favour before his brother and both were reconciled miraculously.

We sometime come to a point in our lives that we find ourselves in some sort of a quagmire and are unable to go forward. At such times, we need to recall our past and wattle any issues that we may come up with before God by invoking God’s mercy.

Jacob may not have been able to go beyond that point in his life but for divine intervention and mercy.

There is need also for anyone who finds himself in such situation to be very open and sincere before and with God. He must be willing to lay bare everything before God without holding anything back just as Jacob did when he told God that he was ‘a cheat and a fraud’ (which is the meaning of his name) when asked who he was (Genesis 32:27-28).

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrew 4:16)

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

We are Created for God’s Worship

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
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We are Created For God’s Worship

“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2

God is hooked up so much on worship; He had to create mankind solely for that purpose – to supply Him worship. We are created for God’s worship – Period!

We are created to give Him pleasure, to give Him glory. The reason you are alive is to supply God true heartfelt spiritual worship.

Now, I’m not talking about singing songs either fast or slow; for that is just an expression of your worship attitude. It’s just an expression of the real thing.

The real thing is this – living your life, and ordering your conversation aright, solely to do God’s Will and bringing Him honour and pleasure. Going about your business strictly in a way that brings God pleasure; Loving your spouse and fulfilling your marital vows and duties to him or her in such a wonderful way that glorifies God, honours God and gives God pleasure; raising your children up in the fear of the Lord to gain His stamp of approval alone; playing to glorify God; reading; walking; talking; giving; serving others; in a nutshell – Doing everything you do deliberately to honour God. That’s a lifestyle of worship. That’s what we were created for.

The beauty of God’s plan is that as our lives give Him pleasure we also discover fulfilment that money, pleasure, fame nor power cannot give.

Whatever you do today; ask yourself “Am I doing it for God’s pleasure?”

He makes all things beautiful in His time! (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

God Is Still Ever Ready To Forgive You Your Sins and Wash You Clean

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
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God Is Still Ever Ready To Forgive You Your Sins and Wash You Clean

“And when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.” (Chronicles 33:12)

The story of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33:1-17, shows us what God’s mercy is all about. The mercy of God defies age, height, colour and most amazingly the enormity of man’s sin.

Manasseh was one of the proudest kings in the Bible. A man anointed to lead God’s people that ended up practising soothsaying, necromancy and witchcraft. He shed so much innocent blood. He built graven images and evil alters in the temple of the Lord. The scripture says Manasseh did abominable things even more wickedly than all the Amorites and the heathen nations. Judgement came upon Jerusalem and Manasseh.

Manasseh was taken captive to Babylon. The amazing thing here is when Manasseh humbled himself, the Lord had mercy on him and He delivered and restored Manasseh back to his throne in Judah.

It is very instructive to note at this juncture that no matter what you may have done in time past, God is still ever ready to forgive you your sins and wash you clean. What you only need to do is to let go of your pride and allow God’s mercy to reach your state of humility. He is waiting for you even right now!

God is ever ready to forgive a humble heart!

A broken a contrite heart God will not despise!

Read: Psalm 51 (A Prayer for Forgiveness and Repentance)

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

See A Man Diligent In His Work. He Shall Stand Before Kings. He Shall Not Stand Before Mean Men.

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
You are invited!

See A Man Diligent In His Work, He Shall Stand Before Kings, He Shall Not Stand Before Mean Men

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before Kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” (Proverbs 22:29)

An army officer stopped to have his shoes shined by an Indian boy on the street. The boy launched into his task with such enthusiasm and vigour that the man was utterly amazed. He worked diligently until the leather sparkled with a brilliant lustre. The officer asked the boy why he took so much time to polish the shoes; the boy replied

“Last week Jesus came into my heart and now l belong to Him. Every time I shine someone’s shoes, I do the very best I can because I want Him to be pleased with me.”

Diligent people are always willing to work hard and make a very good use of everything their hands find to do, even when it is not always convenient. They work hard not because they want to become famous, rich or admired, but to serve and please God.

They prosper, make profit, enjoy favour, are successful and reap prosperity through hard-work.

Diligence is a vital part of wise living.

Be industrious and try to put care and effort into what you do as this will bring in blessings.

A diligent man will stand before kings.

Chores can be fun if seen as divine opportunities to serve God!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Invading the devil’s territory

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
You are invited!

INVADING THE DEVIL’S TERRITORY

Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name.” and He said to them, “I saw satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:17-20)

Throughout His ministry on earth, Jesus encountered many people who were under demonic oppression and He had to come to their rescue by casting out the demons, healing the sick and teaching them the truth of the Gospel.

The devil was however enraged about this and he generated a lot of oppositions against Jesus. John 10:31; 39.

The apostles also had similar experiences in their missionary journeys. On a particular occasion, the devil stirred up a riot in the ancient city of Ephesus as result of the preaching of Apostle Paul against the practice of idolatry by the Ephesians and Paul’s companions were seized; Acts 19:29.

Evangelism is an area of ministry where believers must be prepared to do battle with the devil. This is because the devil is never happy when people who are within his territory are delivered and converted to Christ. He will not let go easily but will always fight back to retain control over the lives of such people.

If we must fulfil The Great Commission then we must be ready to confront the devil in battle. However, it is comforting to know that we are fighting from a position of Strength because Jesus has won the battle for us over two thousand years ago!

Our battle is not for victory but from victory in Jesus Christ Name! Amen!  

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

God In Every Situation

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
You are invited!

 

 

 

GOD IN EVERY SITUATION

Jehovah Elohim           –         The Eternal Creator    –         Genesis 1:1

Jehovah Elyon             –         The Most High              –         Genesis 14:18

Jehovah Adonai           –         The Sovereign Lord     –         Genesis 15:2-8

Jehovah El-Shaddai     –           The Sufficient God      –          Genesis 17:1

Jehovah Shalom          –           The Lord Our Peace    –           Judges 6:4

Jehovah Sabaoth         –           The lord Of Host         –           1 Samuel 1:3

Jehovah Rohi               –           Our Shepherd              –           Psalm 23:1

Jehovah Hoseenu        –           The Lord Our Maker   –           Psalm 95:6

Jehovah El-Olam         –           Everlasting God           –           Genesis 21:33

Jehovah Eloheenu       –           Our God                         –           Psalm 99:5

Jehovah Jireh              –           Great Provider               –           Genesis 22:14

Jehovah El-Gibbor       –           Almighty God              –            Isaiah 9:6

Jehovah Rapha            –           Our Healer                    –           Exodus 15:26

Jehovah Nissi               –           Our Banner                   –           Exodus 17:15

Jehovah Shammah      –           The Lord Present          –         Ezekiel 48:35

Jehovah Tsidikenu       –           Our Righteousness       –         Jeremiah 23:6

Jehovah Mekaddishkem-        Our Sanctifier                 –        Exodus 31:13

Yahweh Borei              –           The Creator                     –           Isaiah 40:28

Yahweh Maker            –           He that smites                –           Ezekiel 7:9

Yahweh Misgabi         –           My High Tower              –           Psalm 18:2

Yahweh Maginienu     –           Our Defence                  –           Psalm 89:18

Yahweh Esh                 –           A Consuming Fire        –           Deuteronomy 4:24

Yahweh Mepalti          –           My Deliverer                 –           Psalm 18:2

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!