Thursday Counselling And Deliverance Service Message, 29/07/2021
Topic: WHAT MUST I DO TO BE BLESSED
Text: Exodus 23: 25-27; Malachi 3: 16 – 18; Acts 16: 23-30
As our programme is at hand, we should be concerned and worried about what we must do to be blessed.
This is in view of the upcoming programme on Saturday and Sunday.
Inferring from our focal scriptures in the Book of Acts where the Jailer witnessed the great visitation at the instance of the prayers made by Paul and Silas, he then inquired, ” what must I do to be saved?”
The Jailer asked that question by reason of his conviction which was dependent upon what he had seen.
When we consider that God has taken an oath to bless you come this Saturday and Sunday, July 31st and August 1st, knowing that God cannot lie because he is a faithful God; our concern should therefore be, “what must I do to be blessed?”.
Even today in this Counselling and DELIVERANCE Service, our concern should also be, “what must I do to be blessed?”.
We will consider this message under the following sub-headings:
- THE REASONS, HIS PROMISES AND EXAMPLES.
Just as the Jailer was convinced of God granting him salvation, he had no doubts and that was why he asked what “must” I do? He had no doubts that if he follows the principles or procedures that will be proposed by Paul and Silas he will surely receive salvation.
As we are convinced of the certainty of God’s blessings today and in the forthcoming programme, I want to let you know that we shall do like the Jailer who asked, what must I do to be saved?
Genesis 22: 16-18
From the above scriptures you will see that Abraham our father of faith, did something in obedience to the Lord and because of that, God took an oath to bless him. As Abraham did
something, we also must know what to do before the programme comes up on 31st July and 1st of August so that we can connect to the blessings of Abraham.
The same God that blessed Abraham is the unchangeable God.
What is it that you have in your record that God Almighty will look at and say he shall bless you like your father, Abraham?
If you have nothing on your record or you have not done anything, then pay attention so that God will take an oath to also bless you.
I want you to understand that God has sworn to bless us come 31st July and 1st of August. We are sure of God’s blessings because God cannot lie.
The Bible records in Matthew 24: 35 that heaven and earth shall pass away but not one of God’s words will pass away without being fulfilled.
The Bible says, forever oh Lord, thy word is settled in heaven, Psalm 119: 89; and the Bible further says, by two immutable things in which it is impossible for God to lie – Hebrews 6: 18. This shows that the word of God must be fulfilled whether God has taken oath or not. How much more when God has taken oath to bless a man?
You see this programme, I am very sure that God will bless somebody. I know that God will bless you. Whether you like it or not God will bless you. However, you must do something.
You see you, God Almighty will bless you and after this programme, you will be a blessing to your generation.
The promises of God never fails. How much more when he has sealed it with an oath. The Lord made so many promises in the Bible and all those promises are being fulfilled on a regular basis. When God says something, it is binding on him to fulfil it.
When this message was delivered in the year 2007, the people that were present on that day, are still giving testimony till date. As God Almighty is visiting again with this message, you can never escape the blessings of God.
What must we do?
I know that many of you will do something. As I show you what to do today and you go on to do it, God will bless you.
God made a promise and said you will serve me and I will bless your bread and water and take sickness away from your midst- Exodus 23: 25. That is another promise from God.
Isaiah 54: 17, the Lord says, no weapon formed against us shall prosper. When you consider all the testimonies you hear regularly in The Lords Chosen you will see that this promise is fulfilled by God in this Church. Interestingly, God made that promise without an oath, yet he kept to it.
Luke 10: 19
Many of you have gone through fire and many challenges in life, yet God protected you. A number of the people you knew are gone yet God kept you alive to prove the certainty of his word.
All these words, God has fulfilled them and yet he did not take an oath concerning them.
Remember God has never failed in any of his promises.
Abraham served him and God blessed him in all things.Genesis 24: 1.
The Psalmist says, the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. This was the testimony of the Psalmist.
If you will serve God and do his will, God Almighty will bless you as he blessed the Psalmist.
- OUR EXPECTED RESPONSE AND THE BENEFITS.
As we know what to do, we must go on to do it so that God can bless.
Having known that the blessings are sure by God to bless us, we must do something this time to be blessed just as Abraham did something.
1 Samuel 2: 30
Please note the above scriptures in your heart. I pray that you shall not be amongst those that despise God.
When you ask “what must I do to be blessed?”, that is the honour and God will show you what to do.
John 12: 26
If you serve the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be honoured by God.
Consequently, as a matter of what we should do, we must do the following:-
- Ensure purity inside and outside (shun enemity).
- Ensure that nothing is standing between you and God. You must forgive those that have offended you.
- You must make sure you practice, righteousness, purity and holiness. When this is assured, you can go on to do every other thing.
- Meeting with God requires preparation- Amos 4:12
1 Peter 1: 15 & 16; Hebrews 12 : 14
Maintain peace, forgive them and ensure purity.
Matthew 5: 8; Joshua 3: 5
We must ensure purity as a matter of preparation. Ensure purity and holiness because God is coming down to do wonders on 31st July and 1st of August. Every Chosen must ensure these things.
Exodus 19: 10
Make sure that now till the third day that you ensure purity. God is coming down to meet with his people therefore ensure purity.
1 Thessalonians 4: 3; 1 Thessalonians 5: 23
Take note that you must ensure purity. Your Spirit, soul and body must be sanctified.
As this happens, on that great day of 31st July and 1st August, God will surely bless you.
While we ensure purity, let us also go into prayers. Pray concerning the programme and God will bless you.
Ephesians 6: 18; Luke 18: 1; Matthew 4: 1 & 2
You can see from the scriptures above that we need to pray always and engage in fasting.
As we fast and pray, we will escape every temptation and pollution.
Another thing to do is that we must serve the Lord in preaching and inviting others to come.
Matthew 4: 19
This forthcoming programme is therefore an opportunity call in the business of Soul Winning.
You see this programme, gather your family, friends and acquaintances. Go and tell them the wonders of the God of Chosen.
Luke 14: 16 & 17
Bring all to come for this programme. All things are now ready.
The Lord will do wonders lin their lives.
Another thing to do which is very important is to give. The Bible says, “give and it shall be given unto you “.
In this programme, you need to sow a seed and God will surprise you.
When you have done this, a Book of remembrance shall be opened for you. God will bless you as he blessed our Father Abraham.
For the sinners and Backsliders, they should repent and surrender all to Jesus Christ.
Confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and personal Saviour.
Romans 3:23; 1 John 3: 8 & 9; 1 John 5: 17a; Isaiah 59: 1;
Unbelief is sin. Selfishness is sin; Covetousness is sin, Insincerity is sin; backbiting, murmuring, speaking evil of others, these are terrible sin.
Going to native doctors, going for divination and palm reading, all that is terrible wickedness. No child of God does that. If you are into stealing, any form of stealing; stealing from Government, stealing from companies and individuals, that is sin. Amend your ways.
If you are there and you are involved into armed robbery, duping people, do not bring such money to this Church.
If you are among those people that are involved in fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion, that is terrible wickedness.
Fighting and quarreling, smoking and drunkenness all these are evil. Ask for the mercy of God.
Are you into fighting and quarreling? Are you disobedient to your husband or you are beating your wife, that is sin.
Are you into any kind of killing, poisoning people, hired assassin? Confess that sin and amend your ways. Promise God you will not return to that wickedness.
Are you into divorce? That is sin.
Matthew 19: 4-6.
Are you into polygamous marriage or you have sent away your wife or you moved away from your husband, that is sin. Marriage is between a man and a woman until death separates you.
Are you a woman dressing like a man or a man dressing like a woman, all that is sin. Deuteronomy 22: 5
Are you among those that take snuff, take cigarette and banned substances, that is sin. That is wickedness against your soul and against humanity.
All these people that bleach their body and turn yellow over night, that is sin.
I have not spoken this word to condemn you but to point out what is evil thereby enabling you to amend your ways.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 28: 13; John 14: 6; John 1: 29; John 10: 10b; Matthew 11: 28; John 1: 12; 2 Corinthians 5: 17
As you give your life to Jesus Christ and begin to live the life of the kingdom of God, I am assuring you, that God must surely bless you.
Romans 10: 13