Archive for December, 2010
1CORINTHIANS 10:16 -17.
16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
17For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Oh this is great news. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the blood of Christ? He calls the communion the cup blessing. It is a cup of blessing. We are immensely blessed for taking the communion. And to think that we can partake of it every time – we can walk in blessings everyday of our lives! We would pronounce blessings as we take that cup tonight.
Then again, it says we are all partakers of one body, which is Christ. We belong in Christ – one bread and one body. He says even though we are many. That means that whatever touches one of us touches the whole body.
You can see that we are not alone, our victory is assured.
That doesn’t mean that if you’re in Christ you won’t face challenges. The challenges aren’t meant to defeat or destroy you; rather you have what it takes to surmount them! The challenges only help to toughen you and to strengthen your faith. If you have Christ in you, you can face any situation.
Imagine if you heard an announcement about an all purpose drug, which can cure any illness and solve any problem, I’m sure you’d to have your own dose of that drug…..right? Well, truth is it already exists.
You can rejoice today if you need the drug, it is already available – it is the infallible word of God…
The scientist can always be wrong but God’s word never fails. Christ is the embodiment of all wisdom and knowledge. There’s nothing that you cannot have the solution for in the name of JESUS. It’s an all conquering name, you win always.
When you take that cup today, you can call forth any blessings that you want in your life. They are guaranteed in that cup of blessings.
His response to any promise is always Yes, he never says no. The cup of blessing is the communion in Christ. His body was broken for us and his blood was poured out for us.
As we take that communion today say: “I’m a partaker of the body of Christ. I’m a victor all the time”.
You would finish this month and the rest of the year strong. Say “Amen”.
You must have no disadvantages in your life. The reason is because you know that all things are working together for your good. No matter what circumstance, no matter what challenge, no matter what situation; it is working out for your good. You know it – you know that you’re a member of his body! Say this: “I’m a member of the body of Christ, of his flesh and of his bones”. You keep declaring who you are to yourself and you can never loose. Hallelujah.
You go ahead and take that bread now, hold it and I’d tell when to break it.
PRAYER: Father in the name of Jesus, we thank you for that body of Christ of which we are partakers; we sanctify our bodies as we break this bread and declare that we are one with Christ. Go ahead and break it.
1 Corinthians 11:25-26 (King James Version)
25After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
Remember that the cup you take is the cup of blessings. As you take it and return to your seats, proclaim those blessings; whatever blessings you want to enjoy, proclaim them because they are yours.
THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR LIVES
Christianity is not a religion; it is the divine life in a human body. Because it is a divine life it can only be lived through the Holy Spirit.
Remember the book ‘SEVEN THINGS WOULD DO FOR YOU’, you all need to get that book again and study it very well.
Another book is ‘the seven spirits of God’.
THE SEVEN THINGS THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL FOR YOU:
1. HE BRINGS THE PRESENCE OF GOD INTO YOUR LIFE.
2. HE WILL TEACH YOU.
You want to know what Christianity really is; he would help you to understand.
3. HE BRINGS YOU THE ABILITY TO PRODUCE RIGHTEOUSNESS, you have the works of righteousness in your life and it is the Holy Spirit who makes it happen.
4. HE WILL BRING YOU REST INTO YOUR LIFE. He brings you to that place of rest where you’re unperturbed.
5. HE WILL RESTORE, RENEW AND REFRESH YOU. The Holy Spirit revitalizes and re-energizes us both physically and on the inside. The inner man is constantly renewed.
When you have the Holy Spirit in your life he brings you quick understanding; He gives you a sound mind. You can tell yourself, I got a sound mind. Because of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we do not walk by sight but by faith. I function by the spirit; I do things by d spirit.
6. HE WILL TURN YOUR WILDERNESS INTO A FRUITFUL PLACE. There’re people who complain about their lives – how terrible things have been with them – the Holy Spirit can make your life beautiful.
Isaiah 32: 15
“Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest…”
He will turn your wilderness into a fruitful field. You’d become fruitful in every way and in every thing. But this will not happen until you know it, this functions by knowledge. You may already have a fruitful life but God can do even more, by the Holy Ghost.
7. He will bring excellence into your life. You don’t just train to be excellent; you can have an excellent spirit. It can be found in you.
Daniel 6: 1-3.
“ 1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
2And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
3Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.”
The Holy Spirit is that excellent spirit functioning in us. If you have the Holy Spirit then you have received an excellent spirit. Just recognize his presence in your life and encourage his ministry in your life, because he is fulfilling the divine programs of God in your life. Notice the THINGS he is doing in your life and thank him for them – that’s encouraging his ministry, and he’d do much more until you’d become a champion. You can start now and when you do you can declare that in 2011 you are going to live the life of a champion.
If you don’t already have the Holy Spirit, go talk to your pastor and he’d pray for you to receive the Holy Spirit.
These next few days as we march into 2011 are going to be even more glorious than the earlier days of the year.
Some information for you:
* Thanksgiving service on Sunday 13th of December in all our churches.
* Christmas party right here to be transmitted life.
* 29th, 30th and 31st of December would be the days for our END OF YEAR OUR PRAYER AND FASTING PROGRAM. You meet at your local churches to pray the first two days; while we’d all be connected to the 31st Night Service on the third day.
* Live End of year service is on the 31st of December crossing over into the New Year 2011.
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Write them out and quickly too, you can start sending them today. Take advantage of the opportunity and start sending immediately, and you can indicate the country from where you are writing.
We may send you mails in response to your prayer request as we are lead to, but we’re never going to send you mails to request for money for some project or the other. If you ever get such a mail please ignore it, it’s not from us.
We’d pick a date like I earlier mentioned at IPPC, when you’d all be required to bring clothing items to your local assembly, which would be distributed to the less privileged. That is still very ok, we’d gather them together. But please, remember we said things you longer use, I didn’t say THINGS that are bad.
So I’d announce the date for this during the 31st Night Service.
For all our partners, thank you for your commitment. It’s never too much to keep saying thank you…
An application would be announced on 31st that would be used just like we do twitter. Thank you to those of who responded immediately, when the call was made.
Let’s pray now.
Thank you Lord, you’re our strength our great solid rock. We appreciate and love you Lord. Father, I pray for all our brethren watching, your grace is upon them. Thanks for your mighty hands upon them. Let your hand of protection be on the little kids, as well.
I pray for their health, and declare prosperity, favour and success upon their lives. If there is anyone sick right now, let your power run through their bodies and bring forth healing speedily.
No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. May your expectations be fulfilled, and may your faith produce favorable results unto you in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
IF YOU’RE BORN AGAIN, THEN YOU ARE A VICTOR IN CHRIST JESUS!
SO KEEP WINNING AND KEEP SHINNING!
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