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  1. By Revd. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

    “We went through fire and flood, but you brought us to a place of great abundance” (Psalms 66:12, NLT)

    God’s plan for His children is abundant life, i.e. abundance in every area of life. We should be enjoying abundance spiritually, physically, materially, and financially. Jesus said in John 10:10 NKJV, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” 3 John 1:2 (NKJV) says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”

    Every triumph is preceded by a trial, and every testimony by a test. All the fire and flood you have gone through, or are going through, have prepared or are preparing you for the great abundance God has in store for you. Psalms 65:11 (NKJV) says, "God crowns the year with His goodness, and His paths drip with abundance.” So this year will surely end for you in abundance in Jesus name.

  2. By Revd. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

    “What if God, although choosing to show His wrath and make His power known, bore with great patience the objects of His wrath—prepared for destruction? What if He did this to make the riches of His glory known to the objects of His mercy, whom He prepared in advance for glory— even us, whom He also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?” (Romans 9:22-24 NIV).

    God is greatly patient according to our text. 2 Peter 3:9 AMP says He is extraordinarily patient toward us, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

    Patience is a fruit of the Spirit, so every born-again believer has it and can grow in it. When we desire something, we usually want it now and fast. When we pray in line with God’s will, he hears and answers according to 1 John 5:14-15. The answers are usually dispatched immediately according to Daniel 9:23. Delays are not denial, but mostly due to obstructing evil forces - Daniel 10:13. Follow up prayers should therefore be Thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 5:18) in assurance that we already have the answer, and taking our stand in Spiritual Warfare against the hindering demonic hosts (Ephesians 6:12), for as long as it takes in order to receive it.

  3. By Revd. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

    ““He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever”” (2 Samuel 22:51, NIV).

    The greatest demonstration of the power of God was raising Jesus Christ from the dead, as a third of the host of heaven (Satan and his demons) were opposed to it. This victory over Satan, sin, death and hell belongs to anyone who believes in Christ and is saved. 1 John 5:4 says, “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” 

    We access this victory by faith. This mean we must believe it and confess that we have it, in order for it to work for us. Mark 11:22-24, ““Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

  4. By Revd. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer

    “When Jesus heard it, He marvelled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” (Matthew 8:10, NKJV).

    Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Romans 10:17 says faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    Jesus described two gentiles (non-Jews) as having great faith. The centurion in Matthew 8:5-10 took Him at His word. He said Jesus should not bother to come to his house, but just speak the word and his servant will be healed. He was healed in the same hour that Jesus spoke. The Syrophoenician woman begged him for deliverance for her demon possessed daughter who was at home in Mt 15:21-28. Despite Jesus calling her a dog which she could have taken as an insult, she persisted, and the girl was healed in the same hour that Jesus spoke.