OGUN STATE CRUSADE DAY 1, MESSAGE.
TOPIC: GOD HAS SWORN TO BLESS YOU PART 1
TEXT: Genesis 22: 10-18; 2 Chronicles 7: 14; Haggai 2: 19
Our Father in Heaven, the Almighty, the all powerful, the Holy One of Israel, the Covenant keeping God, the God of Chosen, Our Master the Lord Jesus Christ has promised us to bless us.
The condition of this blessing is precedent upon the confession of our sins and repentance. The Lord is merciful and will show mercy, if we should confess our sins and turn away from iniquity.
Genesis 17: 1; Exodus 34: 5-7
I want to let you know that God is merciful. He will never allow you to remain in curse.
He will cancel the curse and bring blessings.
Hebrews 13: 8; Malachi 3: 6
The same God that blessed Abraham has not changed and if only we will amend our ways today, he will hear our prayers, heal is and heal our land. He will bless us as he blessed Abraham of Old.
2 Chronicles 7: 13 & 14
I am assuring you that whatever evil we see happening around our society today, if we confess our sins and repent the Lord will heal our nations and heal us.
In this programme today, God will bless somebody.
Genesis 24: 1
The God that blessed Abraham, he has not changed.
SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER:
- THE HOLY GOD, UNFORTUNATE SITUATION, REASONS AND EXAMPLES.
Remember that God is the creator of all things in heaven and on earth.
Genesis 1: 1; Colossians 1: 16
Everything is existing by God. He created us in his own image and likeness.
Genesis 1: 26; Revelations 4: 11
It is very clear that God created us to be like him in holiness.
He created us to have fellowship with him such that he will take pleasure in us.
Genesis 3: 1-6
The above scriptures summarises the beginning of the downfall of man at the time he allowed the devil to deceive him and thereby lost the divine nature. As a result God drove the man from the garden of Eden.
Isaiah 6: 3; Isaiah 43: 3
God is holy. and has commanded us to be holy and righteous.
God is holy and cannot behold evil. This is why he drove Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden.
God has commanded us to be holy and righteous so that he can dwell with us and bless us.
1 Peter 1: 15
There is neither unholiness nor unrighteousness with God. If you must have something to do with God, then you must be holy.
Matthew 6: 33
If you want God to bless you, seek you first the kingdom of God and its righteousness.
Recall that man had disappointed God and lost the divine nature God.
Any man that is not born-again, any man that is born in the natural order of man and woman, it is very clear that by the reason of the way we are all conceived and brought forth, we are sinners in the eyes of the Lord. Romans 3: 23
This is why human beings are full of self, pride of this world, covetousness, love of money, hatred, envy, murmuring, backbiting, bitterness, anger, abortion and so many evil. All because of the evil nature. So many persons are outside the will of God.
Many are unclean, sinful and corrupt. Many are far from God because of the evil nature and therefore far apart from the blessings of God.
God has therefore demanded obedience and true repentance from us in order to bless us.
If we will be obedient like Abraham, God has sworn to bless us.
Do not forget that because of sin, man is no longer qualified for the blessings of God.
However as we amend our ways, we shall be qualified again.
Exodus 19: 5; 2 Chronicles 7: 13 -15
If you will obey the Lord and keep the covenant of the Lord, God will make us special persons before him.
I want to let you know that as we repent today from all unrighteousness and all evil, I am assuring you that God will forgive us and bless us.
Our lives shall not be the same again.
The Bible says, God blessed Abraham in all things.
- OUR EXPECTED RESPONSE AND HIS OATH.
We should understand that no one can talk of real blessings and real peace in life, in isolation from the God of holiness and righteousness. Real blessings and peace come from him.
Proverbs 10: 22
The blessings of God maketh rich. It does not add sorrow. If therefore you amend your ways today, the real blessings and peace will come upon you. You shall be a blessed person in Jesus name and today get ready, these blessings shall come your way.
In times past, several persons talked about blessings. However, it is counterfeit because it does not come from God. I want you to understand that God has the original blessings.
God has demanded repentance and for all to return to him in righteousness and true holiness.
He will hear us and he will bless us.
Remember when Abraham obeyed God, he was blessed by the Lord with an oath.
As we obey today, God will also bless us.
Today and onward, God will bless you in all things.
As we obey the voice of God; I am assuring you that the same God who took an oath to bless Abraham, will bless you.
As we conclude this message today, it is important that you amend your ways and do not return to sin. Sin will hinder you and deny you of your blessings.
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.
A Sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a Sinner.
1 John 3: 8 & 9; 1 John 5: 17a; l
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 who took an oath to bless Abraham will also bless you.
Romans 10: 13
Rise up and let us pray.