Keys To Family Dominion (Part 1) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
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Topic: Keys To Family Dominion (Part 1)
Happy new month! This is the last month in this wonderful year and I am sure you have loads of testimonies already. The Bible says: Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness (Psalm 65:11). Therefore, that which God has for you and your family in this crowning month shall be practically delivered into your hands in Jesus’ name!
The teaching series for this month shall be centred on The Possibility of Family Dominion. You may ask, “Is it possible to have dominion in my family?” Yes! It is possible! As a child of God, you are created in the image of God to dominate. The Bible says: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth (Genesis 1:26).
So, from the beginning, God intends that you have dominion over all things including your family. It is my prayer that as you take advantage of this article and pay rapt attention to the Word of God, your family shall continue to have dominion over all issues of life in Jesus’ name!
Also Read: God’s View Concerning Marriage (Part 3) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
There is so much good packaged for us in marriage, family life, children, business, finances, career, etc; but, the Bible says: If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19). There are rewards attached to obedience and it is the master key to dominion. Purpose in your heart to obey God and you will see His outstretched arm in the direction of your family, giving you all- round dominion.
What then, is Dominion?
Dominion can be defined as being in charge and in command. From the Scripture above, Genesis 1:26, it is evident that God created you as well as your family for dominion. However, it is important to know how you can achieve this in your family.
Isaiah 60:1 says: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. God says, “Arise”. That is a commandment from God which does not depend on your feeling or ability. Arise from the previous failures and woes in your family; shake your feet from the dust. As a family, put an instant stop to recounting your past losses and arise in obedience. Rise up from within you and God shall strengthen you!
The Bible says: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him (Genesis 26:12). It was a time of famine, hardship, woes and economic recession. The Word of God came to Isaac; he arose and took action which resulted in his turnaround testimony.
How then, Do You Arise and Exercise Dominion?
Revelation: It takes the light of God’s Word to have dominion (Psalm 119:130). What you do with His Word determines how much dominion your family exercises.
As a man, you are the head of the home; therefore, settle down with God’s Word and give meaningful direction to your household. Don’t go about the affairs of your family without understanding. Enough of foolishness because your family must become the envy of everyone around you this year!
Locate the right direction in the Word and no devil can stop your family from exercising dominion. Arise, don’t starve spiritually; that is, both in your prayer life and study of the Word (2 Timothy 2:15). That is because until you arise, there can’t be a lifting.
On the other hand, Woman, arise from your downcast position (Micah 4:13). Don’t let spiritual laziness destroy or rob you of what God has in plan for your life and family. Turn to the substance of the Word and stop chasing shadows. You are born to shine! Make God your focus and His Word your priority!
Positivity: The Lord is set to do a new thing (Isaiah 43:1); therefore, look ahead of you for a glorious family life and destroy the spirit of heaviness which makes family dominion impossible. Begin to make plans for greater days ahead of your family so as to enjoy dominion.
Root your plans in the Word of God and take steps to accomplish them. Don’t just sit down; henceforth, begin to see your plan succeed. As a family, make godly plans in your finances, careers, academics, relationships and seal them with the Word of God. Your plans shall succeed in Jesus’ Name!
To enjoy family dominion, you need grace for obedience and total dedication to God. This grace is made available by accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you are ready to receive grace, please say this prayer of faith: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org or 08141320204, 07026385437.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.
MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 16 May 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Gracious God
TOPIC: Gracious God (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 16 May 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 24-25; John 5:1-24
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:13-16
MEMORY VERSE: “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” – Romans 3:24
Many Christians interpret the grace of God as the ‘Unmerited favour’ of God (Favour that we are not qualified to have; unearned love and favour given to man through God). In actual fact, God is a gracious God and grace actually means more than the Unmerited favour of God.
Grace is the application of Christ’s righteousness to the sinner; it is virtues proceeding from divine influence such as faith, meekness, humility, patience, generosity. It is spiritual power. It is gratitude. It is final salvation i.e. eternal life. It is a kindness, to say and do what is right. It is gratitude.
Beloved, it is time to tap into all the facets of grace that God has made available to us. He is kind, forgiving and merciful God. Come unto the throne of mercy that you may receive grace and as we no longer live under the old covenant when the ‘mercy seat’ made of pure gold was approached once a year on the day of atonement, but with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the mercy seat was changed to a throne of mercy. Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice that allows us to approach the throne of mercy. Because ‘by grace you have been saved through faith’ (Ephesians 2:8).
THE GOOD THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY STRENGTH WHILE THE GREAT THINGS OF LIFE ARE GOTTEN BY GRACE.
May the grace of God abound in your life today and always.
My angel of blessing, locate me now, in the name of Jesus.
My angel of blessing will not go unless he blesses me, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, let my cries provoke angelic assistance, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, give me the name that will bless and transform my life forever, in the name of Jesus.
Let every hindrance targeted at my angel of blessing, be dissolved, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, deliver me from evil stones thrown at me by unfriendly friends, in the name of Jesus.
Every evil riot and rage against me, be disgraced, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
Giving that Honours God – Open Heaven 16 May 2019
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Giving that Honours God
Topic: Giving that Honours God (Open Heaven 16 May 2019)
Memorise: “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:”- Proverbs 3:9
Read: Genesis 22:10-18 (KJV)
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Bible in One Year: Exodus 26-27, Jeremiah 36:4-19
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday MESSAGE:
Many of us desire the blessing of Abraham and this is a good thing. However, how many of us are ready to do the things Abraham did? Abraham gave gifts that honored God, so much that God swore by Himself to bless Him. After Abraham gave his very best on the altar of sacrifice, God said to him in Genesis 22:16-17:
“16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;”
Our God is not a respecter of persons. If you can also honour Him with your giving, He is ready to give you a blessing that has everlasting value in return.
The most precious thing you can give to honour God is your life. Just as God demanded the son of promise as a burnt sacrifice from Abraham, so does He demand your life. He says to you today:
“My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” – Proverbs 23:26
The devil is also struggling to have your heart so that he can thwart the great plans of God for your life. When you choose to give your heart to God, you have done Him a great honour, and you will find favour in His sight and in the sight of men (Proverbs 3:4). Another form of giving which honours God is found in today’s memory verse. Giving God the first fruits of your increase is an act of faith that brings delight to His heart. There is no ambiguity as to what we stand to gain from this. In Proverbs 3:10, He clearly says:
“So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
Unfortunately, many Christians still argue against the doctrine of first fruits. Some say that it belongs to the Old Testament, and I ask them whether the Old testament is not part of God’s word to us. There are some pleasant promises of God we love which are only found in the Old Testament. We do not say we will not key into them because they are only in the Old Testament, so why ignore the doctrine of first fruit? Beloved, give God your best today. Honour Him by offering your spirit, soul and body to Him as a living sacrifice in holiness and acceptable service (Romans 12:1-2). I pray that the Lord will grant you grace to completely obey His command like Abraham the father of faith, did.
Open Heaven 16 May 2019 Thursday Prayer Point:
Father, please give me a heart of flesh that is receptive to keeping Your precepts.
Avoid Excuses by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Avoid Excuses by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
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Topic: Avoid Excuses
Mark Twain said “There are thousands of excuses for failure but never a good reason”.
Luke 14:17 (KJV) And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
Everything is ready for you to become great in life but people limit themselves with excuses.
Luke 14:18-20 (KJV)
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
If you are looking for excuses, there are lots of excuses to make but never excuse yourself!
Romans 2:1a (KJV) Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man.
Stop procrastinating, stop shifting what you want to do for another day, do it now!
Benjamin Franklin said “I never knew a man who was good at making excuses, who was good at anything else”.
Also Read: Keys to Successful Family (Part 3) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
If you see a man of excuses, he will never be good at anything. When you want to be the best, you will always find an answer no matter the challenge. If you want to give an excuse, there is always one to give.
Tell yourself, no more excuse and get up! God has created you to be the best, do not limit yourself. It is time to sit up. You do not have any excuse and the devil is not your problem; you are your problem!
There cannot be a rise without a price; you must invest into your future. Until you forego something, you will never go up. There are certain pleasures you have to let go now to gain the treasures of tomorrow. Little things make the difference in every facet of life. To get the most out of life, give life the extra mile that makes the difference between winning and losing.
In the race of life it is only those that are willing to pay the price that get the prize!
God bless you.
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