Sunday, 11 February 2018

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#HOTRService: Before you take the lead. - By Pastor Paul Adefarasin

The Word for today, 11/02/2018 is from Judges 6:11-16 , 7:2-4, Matthew 6:22-23.

The Church is not an arbitrary existence, it is the Body of Christ.

The Church is not perfect, but it is still the expression of Jesus Christ towards you. The Church is God's instrument for transformation and illumination.


Your help is the Church of the Living God. The Church is where you make connection with God's power and glory.

With God, you are a Victor always. Your attack is not a disclaimer from God, it is an acclamation that you are His.

Leadership is not necessarily for the old and aged.

When God is on your side, you are an instant majority that cannot be defeated. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 NIV

You cannot write anyone off especially when God is with them.

Wisdom is not the exclusive preserve of the aged. Job 32:8 says "but there is a spirit in man and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding".

God does not operate on your performance but on His promise to you. He protects His integrity by ensuring you fulfill your destiny.

God will never take anything from you that is good for you. Do not count yourself out, there is a God factor at work in you.

The God factor steps in and makes the difference.

Even when you are not walking with God, He is walking with you. When you abound faithless, God abounds faithful.

Don’t let your enemy know the intelligence you have. Never breach your intelligence.


People can discountenance and disdain you because they see you coming. The powerful thing about God is that, when God walks with you, there is an element of surprise.

People can discountenance and disdain you because they see you coming. The powerful thing about God is that, when God walks with you, there is an element of surprise.

Because people only see you, they underrate you, not knowing you are flanked by God. God is the force behind your life.

The afflictions of the righteous and the unrighteous are many, but the difference is the God factor which sets the righteous apart from the unrighteous.

God is the real force behind your life. Preparation is God's prerogative upon your life. Joseph was not even aware that he was in preparation. The pain is an indication that you are in preparation.

When you doubt the bigness and the greatness of God is in you, you will easily give up.

You become before you do; until you are aware of who you are, you cannot do.

When you doubt the bigness and the greatness of God in you, you will easily give up.

You can be great like Gideon and not be aware of how great God has called you to be. Behave yourself. Sin is not your nature, it is your conflict. You are a partaker of the divine nature.

You can be great and not even know that you are great because your mentality has not caught up with your present stature.

Greatness unhatched is very frustrating.

The fear of failure inhibits greatness.

People settle for less out of fear.

You can be great and not even know that you are great. Your mind has to always play catch up with who you have become.

Intimidation doesn’t always look like intimidation - it looks like an attack. When people are afraid of you they attack you.

Great gifting is not the same thing as great leadership.

Your enemies are afraid of your intelligence. Their disposition is informed by their perception of you. When people are afraid of you, they attack you. You must take it as a compliment. They see something that you don't see.

God knows how to put fear in the hearts of your opponents. Your job is faith. This battle is not yours, it belongs to God.

Great gifting is not the same thing as great leadership.


Great leadership cannot be separated from great vision.

Great preaching does not equate to great leadership. Leadership is perhaps the most important grace and disposition. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22 NIV

If you are moving in the wrong circles, you might not get very far, but change your circles and you will get to where God wants you to be.

Your circle and the people you spend time talking with, shows your vision. Your vision is about the circle you are in, who you run with. Jesus Christ's vision could not be stopped because of His circle.

One of the greatest thing you would ever do, is to communicate your vision effectively.

A communicating visionary would always ensure that the vision is communicated effectively and completely to the lowest level in the chain, and at that point it becomes a mission.

God intentionally moves you into some circles because He is trying to change your mind and way of thinking.

You have to build an infrastructure of wisdom because you cannot come into your destiny without an infrastructure of wisdom.

When you are really moving with a big vision, there are some people who have no business being around you because they can drag you back due to their lack of sight, understanding and fear.

Gideons army went from 32,000 to just 300. Who are you surrounded with? Who has your ears? who do you take seriously? Watch your circles, your whole life can change as a result of your circles.

Do not be too loyal to your past. There's nothing wrong with keeping people in your past, but if they are the same, don't let them be in the wheel inside your wheel or the axle that turns your wheel.

Share the vision, let your team interpret it.

Pastors don’t build great Churches- they preach great messages. Leaders build great Churches.

Share your vision, let your team interpret it. If everyone on your team knows your vision, and can articulate it, it becomes a mission. 

Don't prioritise your gifts and skills over your visionary leadership skills. Build them together.

Cast the vision. Everybody in the system must know the vision.

 #HOTRService: Before you take the lead. - By Pastor Paul Adefarasin
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