DECEMBER 2021 RETREAT & 19TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY 25/12/2021
TOPIC: ONLY GOD CAN DO THIS – Part 1
Text: Matthew 8:23-29; Matthew 17:14, Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37
Many things abound which man cannot provide solutions to.
The things that has happened in this church in this past 19 years could have only be done by God.
As you’re in this program today expecting something from God, know that only God can give you what you seek. You might have tried to do it yourself in times past without success. Today, that which has seemed impossible shall be done today.
Matthew 15:30 & 31
In this passage, we see how Jesus healed all those with ailments that were brought to Him.
Isaiah 41:20 All that the Lord shall do for you, people shall see it and testify that the hand of the Lord has done this. Psalm 22:31
We shall consider this message under the following sub-headings:
1: THE REASONS AND EXAMPLES
Sometimes, humans get so worried because of certain situations as if such problem will last forever or even kill them. They go ahead to do things that are contrary to God’s will to find solution.
2 Chronicles 16:6, here we see how King Asa relied on the King of Syria instead of God.
He got the promise of wars for this act.
Such persons in this category should realise that without God, we can do nothing.
John 15:5. You are not to isolate God in whatever you’re doing.
Only God can do ALL things! John 5:5. Examples abound in the Bible where God showed himself strong and able to to deliver.
He delivered the Israelites from the Egyptians after 430 years in slavery. Exodus 3:6-9, Exodus 12:30-32.
I don’t know that problem challenging you like Pharaoh challenged the Israelites, they shall die! Those that have spoken evil about you, shall seek for your type of miracle.
Remember the story of Joseph who was sold off by his own brothers and how God intervened in his case.
Daniel also experienced God’s hands when he was cast into the lion’s den.
In the Lords Chosen, we also have great testimonies of God’s visitation in our midst. Cases of hunched back have been healed. People with diverse sicknesses have been healed. Today, all of you here shall receive the touch of God and be delivered
2: THE PREVAILING PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Different problems have plagued the lives of different people. It could be marital problem, medical challenges, financial, etc. Whatever it is, God has the answer. Matthew 19:26, Mark 9:23, Phil 4:19, Luke 14:17, Matthew 11:28, Matthew 8:27,Matthew 9:28.
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;
Are you asking, “what is sin?”
1 John 5: 17a;
All unrighteousness is sin.
Unbelief is sin. Selfishness is sin; Covetousness is sin, Insincerity is sin; backbiting, murmuring, speaking evil of others, these are terrible sin.
Are you patronising the native doctors or you are one of them? Are you 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, ritual killings?Confess that sin and amend your ways. Promise God you will not return to that wickedness.
Are you into extortion? Taking bribe or giving bribe? That is sin. Amend your ways.
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. It is an abomination. Deuteronomy 22: 5. Abominable people can never enter Heaven. Revelations 21: 8.
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;
God is willing to show you mercy and he has made provisions for the sins that are passed.
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 which only God Almighty can do, shall be seen in your life and family.
Romans 10: 13
Rise up and let us pray.