SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 23/01/2022
Topic: It Is Time To Help The Sorrowful To Rejoice.
Text: Genesis 3:16; 2 Samuel 22:6; Matthew 26:38; Psalm 69:29.
Many people are sorrowful because of what they are going through in this present world. Remember these are the endtimes and because of the activities of the enemies many are going through sorrowful conditions. We know that the whole world lieth in wickedness. 1John 5:19.
Revelation 12:7-13. They are doing everything possible to destroy man because the devil knows he has a short time. He knows he cannot enter heaven. So he has resorted to fighting man to hinder man from making Heaven at the end of this life.
The devil therefore afflicted men with all kinds of evil and problems. John 10:10.
However , I want to let you know that victory is sure for the people of God.
Many that are not yet saved and those who are saved but have no knowledge are looking for who will deliver them from the hands of the wicked One. Psalm 142:4 .
The Psalmist felt helpless and he cried out. This is the condition of many people. They are crying they have no helper. If you go to the hospitals, physically challenged Homes, you will find people crying for help. As this program “From Sorrow to Joy” is fast approaching our way, we should do something to help these sorrowful ones who are crying that they have no helper.
If you are saved, you stand a chance of helping these ones. You heard the testimony of the woman whose brother and wife in Sweden were afflicted with COVID-19.
They are indigenes of Guinea Conakry. The Sister connected her brother on Phone to the G.O and he prayed. The next day, they went for checkup and they were negative. He was from another religion and called our sister and told her your God is the true God. Today, they are not just delivered from the sorrows of this life, more importantly they are also delivered from eternal sorrow.
Someone also testified that he had a sister who the hospital had transfered from bed of the living to bed of the dead. After he presented the case in The Lord’s Chosen, he went back to the hospital and saw her eating to the surprise of everyone.
Recall one of the testimonies of Port-harcourt 2020 crusade where a brother brought fifteen (15) people from the School of Deaf and Dumb to the crusade and all of them were healed in that crusade.
We can do something for these people. We also saw the testimony in the crusade in Uguta of the two women healed of hunch back of 45 years. And one or them came recently to testify. In this place many deaf and dumb have been healed. Many HIV patients have been healed. You must therefore help others to be free from sorrow. If we help people, God will help us also. Matthew 7:7
In this message we will consider the following Subheadings:
1). THE REASONS, SORROWFUL ONES AND UNFORTUNATE SITUATION.
Every Chosen One should know that many people are suffering and some persons have suffered/sorrowed to death never again to be free forever. And some of these people may have been your relations, your neighbour, people in your office or market places and you could not help them. By reason of this message, you have debts to pay. Many of these people were born in sorrow and are still wallowing in sorrow. They are like Jabez.
Many as a result of sin are in sorrow and the Devil is dealing with them just like the Children of Israel in the land Egypt. John 10:10.
People are sorrowful because of sicknesses, diseases, delay in marriage, barrenness, poverty, rising and falling, evil dreams, spiritual attacks, delay in promotion, unemployment, abandoned projects.
Many as enumerated above have continued in sorrow for several years because nobody can bring them to a place like this.
It is time for us to launch into the deep and help them. Psalm 142:4; Psalm 69:1-4.
This place is a specialist for all problems. I am very sure that whosoever you bring with their problems no matter how many years, they will receive their freedom.
2). OUR EXPECTED RESPONSE, BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF NEGLECT:
As our program, “from sorrow to joy” is fast approaching, we should pray and fast and go out to persuade the people to come.
Persuade and compel them to come. Bring the bandits, armed robbers, afflicted, all those into sin, the poor, the barren.
That yoke must break. Tell them ‘what God cannot do does not exist.’ Spend your money to bring them here.
During one of our programs in Cross River state. A woman who had been single for many years started receiving so many missed calls on her phone while on the crusade ground. She later saw the calls and called back. The brother picked and replied that he never called her. Infact they have not known each other from Adam. But from that conversation that was how they became couples. Both of them are from Calabar. Our God is a mysterious God.
We had a testimony in our recent Crusade, this month of a couple that was healed of deaf and dumb from birth. The Wife 29 years and husband 38 years of age.
In the same programme this month, a case of violent madness was healed. What of the testimony of the man who married his wife blind. They came here and she saw her husband with her physical eyes for the first time. What about a Brother in this Church whose son was a dwarf?
When he came here, the son grew to normal height. Do you remember the testimony of the boy that was born with animal face and tail? When he was brought here, all those things disappeared. And he is schooling and living a normal life today. Chosen people, we must help humanity. It is time. Let us go and announce “From Sorrow to Joy” crusade to everyone.
Esther secured freedom for the whole jews in the land of Shushan, who all had a sentence of death. She fasted, prayed and risked her life. Go and fast and pray. Your sorrow will be turned into Joy. Esther 4:15-16.
People might give you excuse why they will not come. Don’t allow their excuses. Make sure you have answers to give them. They lack knowledge, therefore persuade them. Luke 14:17-23. Matthew 4:23-24; Matthew 15:30. Don’t come alone. Come with someone whose sorrow will turn to Joy.
Mark 2:1-4 You can see the effort the people made to bring the palsy before Jesus.
Therefore, whatever it will cost you, bring them. The benefit is that God will do the same for you. The Lord will bless you, deliver you, save you. Matthew 5:7; Matthew 7:7.
Whatever you are going to do to help someone out of sorrow, God will do much more for you in Jesus name. Amen.
As you help people to come here, my God will reward you. He will settle you by miracle. Acts 8:37-39
And if you neglect this, those people will die in their sorrow but God will require their blood from your hands. Ezekiel 33:1-6
Let us wear our aprons, buy banners. Go for evangelism, person-to-person evangelism, publicity. We should also come with our first-fruit and God will bless you in Jesus name.
As we conclude this message today, you should understand that if you must benefit from this message or you desire that your sorrow be turned to joy in the forthcoming programme, then you should 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 power to do the will of God shall come upon you.
Romans 10: 13
Rise up and let us pray.