Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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Salvation For Many Through The Uplifted Christ


Text: John 12:20-36

John 12:20-21. And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
The same came therefore to Philip, which was of  Bethesda of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

These Greeks have been coming to Jerusalem for the feast but have not seen Jesus. They have been circumcised before being allowed into Jerusalem and they felt empty, having not seen Jesus. They came to Philip, asking, Sir, we would see Jesus.


They could go to Philip because he was seen as one who have seen Jesus, otherwise, they were supposed to have gone to see the religious leaders, that is, the Pharisees and others. Today, we must be able to make the connection and let people see Jesus through us. Except we see see Jesus, the purpose of worship and study is defeated.

Andrew is known for bringing people to Jesus. What are we know for? Do people come to us when they want to do good? Do our lives reflect the beauty of Christ? Are we connecting seekers to Christ? Are our teaching, work in the church, service, singing, smile, etc. connecting people to Christ? Are we connecting strangers to Christ.

"Sir, we would see Jesus". What do they mean?

They wanted to see Jesus the Messiah of whom John the Baptist spoke of as the Lamb of God; of whom Moses wrote...... They have heard so much about Him, the Teacher, the Chief Cornerstone of the Spiritual Temple that makes our lives meaningful, the Shepherd of our soul, Lord of our lives, our Passover Lamb. John 12:1,12; I Cor 5:7.

A. THE FULL RESULT OF HIS VICARIOUS DEATH.  - John 12:23-24

1. Saviour's Death: What the Pharisees and the Jewish people did not understand was that Jesus needed to die for man to be saved, vs 24. That is, Jesus not dying will not favour humanity, but if He did, He would forgive, pardon, save, justify many. Isaiah 53:3-6, 10. His death would bring many sons (born again Christians) to glory. As we believe and understand, all benefits of Calvary will be our portion.

2. Saviour's Self-denial: As a result of the sacrifice He would make, Jesus challenged His disciples, and by extension us, that we ought to play our part by dedicating our all: time, talent and resources, etc to Him. We must deny ourselves, carry our cross and follow Him daily. Matt 10:37-39; Luke 9:23-24, 12:26.

3. Saint's destiny: Col 3:1. We are to set our affections above, we must let our desires, plans, purposes, and aspiration be heavenly. John 14:3, 17:17-25.

What does it take to make heaven? Purity of heart and life. I John 3:1-3.


B. THE FATHER'S REASSURANCE OF HIS VICTORIOUS DOMINION. John 12:27

Jesus exposed His humanness here by talking about all He was going to go through: Calvary, sacrifice, suffering - as He was going to be our sin bearer - the agony, the pain, it was not going to be easy. He knew He came to the world to bear all of these for our sake.

The Father responded to His plea from heaven, reassuring Him of the dominion and glory which He was going to have. The voice of the Father came as a thunder so that the people could hear and know that Jesus came from heaven. Christ went to the cross so that the devil can be cast out.

1. The Purpose Of His Coming:

John 12:28; Luke 9:44
Jesus wanted it to sink into the hearts of the people that He would die and save humanity from sin. He would suffer and then enter into His glory. Luke 24:26, 44-47.

2. The Prayer Of Christ. John 12:28

Jesus prayed that the Father should glorify His name, 13:31-32. The Father heard Him.

3. The prince (satan) Is Conquered. John 12:31

He will not have the power and influence over us and all that concerns us ever again in Jesus name.
Luke 10:17-20. All the people that go forth, believing the word of God as being true shall have joy.
Col 2:15. Having spoilt principalities and power, Jesus made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Heb 2:9-15. Jesus through death, destroyed him that has the power of death, that is, the devil and delivered those who were subjected to a lifetime of bondage.

I John 3:8. He that commits sin is of the devil.

Romans 16:20. God will bruise Satan under my feet shortly. Total victory is our portion.


C. OUR FAITHFUL RESPONSE AND VALIANT DEDICATION. - John 12:32-36
1. Discerning The Meaning Of The Uplifted Christ. John 12:32-33, 3:14-16

He has spoken about His death before. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so would He be lifted up on the cross to give salvation, healing and deliverance to the people. John 8:28.

2. Drawing Men To The Uplifted Christ. John 12:32; Acts 17:30

The call to all men to repent draws men to Christ. 22:14-15; Rom 5:18. We should tell all around us. Titus 2:11-12. The grace of God has appeared to all men, bringing salvation.

I Tim 2:3-4. It is the will and desire of God that all men are saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. He does not want any man to perish.

3. Direct Message Of The Uplifted Christ. John 12:3-35; 46:5, 46; 8:11-12.

Christ brought light of the gospel to the world and He wants all men to walk in it. He has the power, right, and privilege to pardon from sin. He is the Light of the world. The sinner and backsliders are in darkness. They need the light of God.

I John 5:7. God is light and there is no darkness in Him at all.

2:8-11. Purge yourself of hatred because it is of the devil. Love is of God. If we come to the light of holiness, we will all move from light here into the eternal light. I John 3:3

Prayer:
* May God Almighty help us to partake the benefits of the cross.
* May out father in the Lord continue to wax stronger in Jesus name. Amen.

Written by:Kemisola Omoyiola











Monday, 19 February 2018

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#HOTRService: Worshipers Needed; True Worshipers - By Pastor Lanre Oluseye


Text: " You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him." - John 4:22-23

We have previously learnt that worship is a lot more than the music and ambiance as is the general belief.


The areas of life where you should be giving worship are areas where it seems you receive pain. But remember that Goliath who was an obstacle was the channel for victory, after David worshiped.

We have also been reminded that while worry is a big hindrance to worship, it is at the time when we should worry that we should instead not worry, but worship. We need to shift our gear from worry to worship. We should realize that worry does not change anything, but perpetuates the pain, just as it prevents you from worship; knowing that worship holds your key to the situation.

From John 4:22 tells us that we worship what we know not. It is where we acknowledge that we are helpless and do not know, but are submitting to The One who knows all. We cannot be in a place of "know it all" and pride and still be able to worship. It is either we are fully in or we are not, we cannot be in a place where we are accessing other people and claim to be worshiping.

The need to always be in control will hinder you from truly worshiping. When you are manipulative and seek to determine how other people act or respond, it is a sign of being in control. If you come with that attitude to God and try to arm twist God or coerce Him, you are only a false worshiper and are only practicing hypocrisy and will accomplish nothing. If we go to God with our selves plain and with open hearts.

In Mark 5:1, we can realize that the object we place our attention and dependence on is whom we truly worship. That is why we need to put our attention to God and not the problem. We must ascribe all the focus to him in worship.

Let us exalt Him and and ask Him to help us to be better Husbands, wives, business people, students, men, women or wherever we need him to help us, with total surrender.



#HOTRService: Worshipers Needed; True Worshipers - By Pastor Lanre Oluseye
Pastor Lanre Oluseye is the senior Pastor of House On The Rock, Port Harcourt, Rivers State metropolis.








Sunday, 18 February 2018

How Apostle Suleman Prophesied South African President Zuma’s Humiliation From Power



Apostle Johnson Suleman, the president of Omega Fire Ministry (OFM) worldwide, was on December 31, 2017, released a number of prophecies among which many have come to fulfillment.

One of the fulfilled prophecies by the ‘Oracle of God’ was the humiliation of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa from power.

Listed on number 27 of the 50 prophecies, Apostle Suleman who is the President of Omega Fire Ministries, said precisely that: “South African President Jacob Zuma To Be Humiliated.”

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the decision-making leadership of President Zuma’s political party, ANC, presented him sack letter and asked him to step down in two days, failing which he would be forced out of office.
In less than 24 hours to the ultimatum, President Zuma tendered his resignation letter.


Read The Prophesies:  Apostle Johnson Suleman Releases 50 Shocking Prophesies For 2018











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#HOTRService: The Turn Around Prayer. - By Pastor Paul Adefarasin [#Quotes]


The importance of prayer is that you might start out disadvantaged but with prayer, you will end in success.

When you are a child of God (grace) and called according to purpose, there are no disadvantages in your life.


Even your disadvantages or perceived disadvantages are advantages because of who you are in Christ. Rom.8:28.

Be grateful for the people that could have helped you, but refused to help you, the fact that they didn't help pushed you into a place of intimacy with Christ.

Their lack of desire to help you made you put your trust in God for if God does not help you, you can’t be helped.

Your haters are actually opportunities for you to pray.

God is able to take your disadvantage and make it work for your benefit.

If God is on your side, nothing is against you, even though it feels like it is against you.

Don't allow trials and circumstances dictate or name your future.

Don't make permanent decision because of the temporary situation you are going through.

Where you start is not a determinant to where you will end.The determining factor is when you believe that God has a plan for your life and when you do, your life will turn around.

Jabez didn't depend on his family, talent or the Israelites but on God. When he called upon God, his disadvantageous situation was turned around and God made him an honourable man.

Jabez's mother called him grief because that was the future she saw for him but Jabez refused to accept the negative name. What men think and say about you does not influence the outcome of your life.

Prayer is the means by which you enforce the promise of God in your life.

God is always the Controller of a controlled process and He will ensure that you come in contact with the right people. Joseph's destiny couldn't be fulfilled in Israel but God took him to Egypt through a controlled process.

Don’t despise your disadvantage. It is working for your future.


Mary and Martha thought they had the advantage but because their circumstance prevailed, they buried the possibility of Lazarus coming back to life. Many have buried their possibilities because they don't believe they will make a come back

Kings do not work with their hands. They work by proclamation, decrees and have a litany of people to carry them out. Jesus called Lazarus forth when He got to his tomb and commanded that the stone be rolled away.

The stone that was rolled away represents what the law was written on. Jesus commanded that the law be taken out of the way. You are in Christ and there’s no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Roman 8:1

The stones that impede God's intervention in your life are rolled away in Jesus name.

Grace is not an opportunity for you to licensiously pursue sin.


Lazarus did nothing to participate in his resurrection. Even though he was already stinking, Jesus was still involved in his situation.There is no situation in your life that is too stinking enough for God not to get involved in.

God wants to be involved with you.

When God calls you, nobody can respond to what you are the key to. If something is yours by divine indication nobody can take it.

What God is about to do in your life will exceed the best season of your life.

If you learn the art of enforcing through prayer what God has already permitted, your struggles will cease.

The Kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent take it by force. Force is a health combination of faith and prayer.

The spoken Word of God cannot return to Him void without accomplishing what He sent it to do. The anointing knows exactly where you are, stop panicking. If it’s really yours no one can take it.

Don’t be afraid of rejection. The stone that the builders rejected shall become the corner stone. You are a winner from the beginning, never define yourself as a loser.

Prayer is one of the most important part of your walk with God.

You are in wait right now, be comforted that your day of shining will soon come. You are next for a breakthrough!

David had the anointing upon his life and this made him see things differently.


The hand of God was upon David. God's hand means God's attendant presence upon one's life. It means that everything He has for you is available to you to the degree you need it.

God's connection with you is not fleeting or temporary, it is an everlasting covenant. It means God and you have become an entity. You are engraved in the palm of God's hand.

God is raising you up for something with His right hand but is also preparing you for something you can't see with His left hand.

God knows how to turn everything around but you'll have to enforce it with prayer.

Prayer is one of the most important part of your walk with God.

Prayer is the enforcement of that which God has purposed to do. Prayer allows the intervention of God on earth. Declare that your house will become a praying house and a prayer altar.



 #HOTRService: Pastor Paul Adefarasin #Quotes








Saturday, 17 February 2018

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"No oh, don't pay them because they don't use to eat and wear cloth." - KO Baba Replied Facebook User Who asked If Gospel music Artistes Should Be paid


  • Popular multi talented comedian, KO Baba has replied to a Facebook Kingsley Ime, who asked if gospel music artistes should be paid for their ministration.

"No oh, don't pay them because they don't use to eat and wear cloth." - KO Baba Replied Facebook User Who asked If Gospel music Artistes Should Be paid

In his reply, the comedian replied;  "No oh, don't pay them because they don't use to eat and wear cloth."



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'Is there a blood covenant that someone entered on Nigerians behalf?' , Apostle Suleman ask


Following the killings in Nigeria, the senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministry (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman has asked pertinent question if there 'there is a blood covenant that someone entered on Nigerians behalf?'

'is there a blood covenant that someone entered on Nigerians behalf?' , Apostle Suleman ask

in the series of tweet on social media, the minister has these to say:

"Just hearing 41people were killed yesterday in Zamfara state, Nigeria..is there a blood covenant that someone entered on Nigerians behalf?"

"We neutralise every blood covenant entered by anyone in d brackets of Nigerians leadership.may blood-flow cease in Nigeria in Jesus name."



'is there a blood covenant that someone entered on Nigerians behalf?' , Apostle Suleman ask








Friday, 16 February 2018

Pastor E.A. Adeboye During Feast of Esther 2018 - 'The Ministry of Overcomers' #FeastofEsther2018


A woman's ministry should first be a ministry to your husband, children, province and yourself.

A woman's ministry should first be a ministry to your husband, children, province and yourself  . Don't ever think your husband is so anointed that he can't be tempted.

Stop your husband from comparing himself to others and don't compare him to others. He is your champion. 2 Corinthians 10:12, Ephesians 5:2.


If you want to protect your husband from strange women, shower him with love. Discourage your husband from ungodly ambition. Help him to resist materialism.

Remind your husband from time to time that heaven is our goal, don't let your husband lower the standard of God. 2 Timothy 4:10.

The Holiness of God is non-negotiable. Don't let your husband lower the standard of God. Mark 9:42.

Please beware, don't give your husband ungodly advice. Gen. 16:1-12.

What can't be achieved by the father holding a whip, can be achieved by the mother patting the head. Gen.2:18

You are to focus on your children, don't ever show greater love to one child than the other.

I can always attribute my success to God and my mummy. Whenever I complained and say everyone else is playing, she'll say she's concerned about me and not"everyone else"

Mothers, please pay deep attention to your children, even more on your daughters. They are watching you.

One of the problems of success is we start to forget to treat those underneath us well, drivers, house helps etc.

It is one thing for the ministry to succeed, it is another thing for it to be sustained. Women, pray that you will succeed at home. You need strong Harmony in your home to sustain your ministry.

Pray that you will finish well, including your family.


Pastor E.A. Adeboye During Feast of Esther 2018 - 'The Ministry of Overcomers' #FeastofEsther2018








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