Friday, 29 July 2016

OPEN HEAVENS SATURDAY 30TH JULY 2016 TOPIC : CHILD OF DESTINY

Pastor Adeboye

Memorise:

And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee. Jeremiah 1:19

Read: Jeremiah 1:4-8

1:4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

1:7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

1:8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

MESSAGE:

According to Psalms 115:3, destiny has its origin in the sovereignty of God. It is also the plan that God had for you before creating you. It is what says about your future. In other words, God had a purpose for your life, long before you were born. Joseph was a typical child of destiny.
His brothers fought aggressively against his destiny. One good thing about destiny is that, your destiny, being the counsel of God for you, shall stand forever (Genesis 37:18-28). Joseph started his life experiences with the first and second dreams which set him at variance with his brothers and parents. The fulfilment of his destiny took him through Portiphar's house, the prison and eventually the palace of the Egyptians.
In the text for today, the Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah announcing his destiny to him. Jeremiah had been separated right from his mother's womb to be a prophet. At times, we behave foolishly by arguing with God on why He called us; a call that is the reason for which we were born. More often than not, God's plan for mankind does not appeal to the rational man, though it is the best for us.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11

It us very important for us to embrace the truth in the above scripture. When we do, we shall not be guilty of spiritual insubordination. Jeremiah ignorantly argued:
"Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child." Jeremiah 1:6

God called Moses to go and perform a task in Egypt but he was giving excuses of not being an eloquent speaker. Beloved, I want you to get something settled in your mind today; God does not call the qualified but qualifies the called so that He can take full glory for the success of the called.
The Lord said to Jeremiah;
"Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Jeremiah 1:7

The Lord further encouraged him not to be afraid of the faces of those He was sending him to. This is a lesson for those of us who are too scared to deliver God's message in our places of work, school, community, etc. The Spirit of God will always give us something of eternal value t tell His people. God has destined you to be unique; it is left for you to allow Him to fulfill His purpose for your life. May the Lord fulfil your destiny gloriously in Jesus' name.

PRAYER POINT:

Father, please help me to fulfil my destiny in Jesus' name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Titus 1-3
Philemon 1
Psalms 22:22-31

GOOD MORNING.

Screen diva, Princess Onanuga set to release Boss Lady






Nollywood actress, Princess Onanuga also known as Hadiza, is set to thrill the world with a life changing movie titled ‘Boss Lady’.

She hit location some days ago after the high demand from her fans to drop something for them after making them ask for more with two great movies; Hadiza and Omo London.

This new movie promises to be better than her other movies as the story line is one that has a unique touch, it’s a type that can’t be found anywhere except with the Boss Lady, Princess Onanuga.

Even without it being released yet, it’s gradually becoming the talk of the town, mere seeing the pictures from the shoot.
                           
While speaking with the Director, Titi Jeje, who has worked with lot of veterans in the industry revealed that the movie is a touching one that has to do with a young lady who was a rape victim and denied justice due to the financial disadvantage of her parents but later made it in life through her determination only to be in love with a womanizer unknowingly.
It’s such a film that is educating, entertaining and enlightening.

The movie has veterans like Funsho Adeolu, Toyin Adewale, Mide Martins, Tunde Owokoniran, Adeniyi Johnson, Leye Adeshile, Bukola Adeeyo, the Boss Lady herself, Princess Onanuga and would be marketed by Geebee Films.
For more info, follow the ‘Boss Lady’ on Instagram @PrincessOnanuga.

DigifyLagos Event holds on Friday August 5

 All roads leads to Sheba event center, 20, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos-Nigeria, on Friday August, 5 2016 as Digify Bytes a popular digital marketing company is planning to hold a #DigifyLagos Event at the venue. 
Cross section of participants at the last DigifyLagos event
According to the organizers of this event, it will host past participants and a new set of training participants as the event will be for training and activities.
Livity Africa delivers free digital marketing skills training to Nigerians of different socio-economic classes in line with the country’s vision to equip its youths with digital skills to enhance their employability and in a bid to empower entrepreneurs. Between February 2016 and July 2016 over 13,000 individuals in Nigeria have benefited from this initiative and now have the basic understanding and skills on what Digital marketing is and how it can be used for business, school and life in general.
Digify Bytes aims to help its participants to stand out from the crowd and provide better career opportunities for the future.

The digital age is expanding into all areas of our lives, and it is not just those who work in IT who will need to be aware of this change. In the modern workplace, digital marketing skills are highly valued, as it helps businesses understand and reach customers of which they had little or no access to in the past.
 There will be loads of activities for all past attendees of Digify Bytes programme ranging from the #Digify Clinic #DigifyChallenge #Games #Play #MeetUp #Networking to a  #Tweetathon just to mention a few.

#DigifyClinic: There will be a digital clinic where Digify Bytes trainers will be available to answer anybody's questions for 10 minutes, like a mini-consultation service.  Interested past participants will book a session by filling this out in the pre-registration form.

#DigifyChallenge: There will be a Digify Digital Challenge where some of the people who have previously attended a Digify Bytes session will be grouped in tens (nine students and one Digify Bytes trainer) and will be made to pitch for a digital marketing contract based on a company's hypothetical brief that closely simulates an actual brief from an existing company. The winning team is to go home with a prize.   

We will be training 500 lucky people who pre-register for the session. 
Pre-Registration Link   https://goo.gl/forms/RRwkvnB1v9Yg1bO03



OPEN HEAVENS FRIDAY 29TH JULY 2016TOPIC : JUST DO IT RIGHT

Pastor Adeboye

Memorise:
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6
Read: 1 Samuel 15:16-23
15:16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
15:18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
15:19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?
15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
MESSAGE:
A good number of people confuse service for God's approval or acceptance. It will be profitable for people, particularly children of God, to understand that it is one thing to engage in the service of God and it is another thing for God to accept your service. The simple message for today is- "just do it right, and God will accept you and your service". The Bible says:
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romas 12:1
In our Bible reading today, we read of the first king in Israel who put sacrifice over and above being obedient to God and His Word. God told king Saul to go and utterly destroy the Amalekites and everything they possessed; from the king to the least of the beasts. However, Saul went, fought and won the battle, but failed to carry out God's instruction to the letter. When he was cross-examined by Prophet Samuel, he had the effrontery to tell Samuel that he had done what God asked him to do, except the spoil of sheep and oxen which he took to use as sacrifice to the Lord. This unfortunately cost him his throne. Samuel said:
"...Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." 1 Samuel 15:22
There is a great lesson we should learn from the story of King Saul and the assignment he was given to fight the Amalekites.
Some people seem to be more spiritual than the Holy Spirit when you consider the way they claim to know everything about the ways of God. It is not unlikely that king Saul felt it would be a waste of resources by totally destroying the material resources in Amalek. It is also not unlikely that he felt it will be an act of wickedness on the part of God to have asked him to kill the king, Agag. Beloved, there are many types of Amalekites and King Agags that God will want us to get rid of in our life. The Bible lists some things that we must do away with in Galatians 5:19-21
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like.."
Some so-called workers in the Church are still harboring these things that we are to get rid of, yet they are 'zealously' working for God. It is unfortunate that their labour attracts no reward. Jesus said on that day, they will come and say:
"We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity." Luke 13:26-27
May this not be your portion in Jesus' name.
PRAYER POINT :
Father, please help me to be obedient, and begin to do the right thing in your sight from now onward.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Timothy 1-4 and Psalms 22:1-21
GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY WEEKEND.