AS A COMMISSION, IT IS OUR TRADITION TO THANK GOD AT ALL TIMES.
WE HAVE SEEN BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO SAYING CONTINUALLY, “THANK YOU JESUS!!!”
THANKSGIVING IS THE PATH OF THE JUST. WE ALSO CAN FOLLOW THAT PATH BY FORMING THE HABIT OF CONTINUALLY SAYING, “THANK YOU JESUS.”
WE DO NOT ONLY THANK GOD FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED, BUT WE THANK GOD TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
MOST PEOPLE THINK PRAISE IS WHAT YOU DO AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU ARE REALLY BELIEVING OR PRAYING FOR.
PRAISE IS MORE LIKE THE ENGINE OF A TRAIN, THAT MAKES THINGS HAPPEN.
TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES, PRAISE IS A PRINCIPAL FACTOR.
-Pastor Adedeji Owojaiye at CHoP
I want to appreciate God this morning for this rare privilege given unto me to communicate God’s Word to us. I also want to appreciate my father, the Apostle over this Commission for this great opportunity and I pray in the name of Jesus that the hand of God shall be upon every one of us and we are leaving blessed this morning, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Lord, our Heavenly Father, we thank You one more time for Your goodness. Grant everyone understanding this morning. We don’t only want to be challenged by Your Word, let that Word bring a definite change in the life of everyone. Thank You mighty God, in Jesus mighty name we have prayed.
Our exhortation line for the week is captioned:
THANKSGIVING, GATEWAY TO OUR NEXT LEVELS OF BLESSINGS
We have heard during the week as God as communicated His Word to us: we are redeemed for next levels of experience in life.
Proverbs 4:18 – This scripture makes it clear to us that there is a path that the just has. That is the path of the just. The just has a path and when you follow the path it makes the next level in our lives predictable.
There are certain things a man engages in life that makes his future predictable.
-I pray in the name of Jesus, as you engage God especially in this season, the next level of blessing shall be opened in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our God is not limited, there is always the next at all times. But there is a path to follow; the just has a path. Listen to my friends, thanksgiving is the path of the just.
Thanksgiving is the path of the righteous: there is no alternative, it is the way of the just. Thanksgiving is the way of the just, it is the gateway to our next level of blessings. Thanksgiving is a vital key to our next levels in life.
As a Commission, it is our tradition: we thank God at all times. We were taught by God’s Servant, at the beginning of every month, at the end and at every event, we keep thanking Him. That was the order during this just concluded Shiloh and we were taught the importance of thanksgiving following that path with examples to show.
2 Corinthians 3:18
-I pray in the name of Jesus that as we follow this path, we will keep changing levels, from one level to another, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving is a pathway to new levels of blessings. As we hear the Word this morning, I pray in the name of Jesus that no one will lack understanding.
1. Please I want us to get this understanding this morning that we do not only thank God for what has happened, but we thank God to make things happen.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – You want the next level to open up to you, that is the path to follow.
Hebrews 10:36 – After you have engaged the path called Thanksgiving, then the next order opens. Listen to me friends, God is never limited as we keep engaging the path called Thanksgiving, the next (level) of blessings keeps opening and opening and opening and opening.
-I pray for you this morning that the next blessing will keep opening unto you in the name of Jesus Christ.
As Christians, we are called to unleash the power of praise and thanksgiving every day of our lives.
What power are we talking about? The power to defeat the devil, unlock victories and make things happen in our lives.
Most people think praise is what you do after you get what you are really believing or praying for and that is not entirely true. Praise is more like the engine of a train, that makes things happen.
Listen to me, no matter how a car may look like, the engine is a major factor. How much the car will move, the speed, the capacity; everything the car or the train carries is embedded in the engine.
To make things happen in our lives, praise is a principal factor.
We heard the story of Paul and Silas: they were praying and singing hymns to God – Acts 16:25
We can see the result in (Acts chapter 16) verse 26: the prison doors were opened and everyone’s chain came loosed.
Do you desire breakthroughs in your life? Unleash the power of praise and thanksgiving. That is the path of the just.
We have seen our father, the Apostle over this Commission severally, saying continually with his mouth, “Thank You Jesus!!!”
We also can follow that path in forming a habit in our lives of continually saying, “Thank You Jesus.” As we keep staying in the path, it will keep opening in the name of Jesus Christ.
-I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the next to the blessings of God in our lives will not stop opening in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Thanksgiving is gateway to our next level of command of the supernatural
We clearly see that in the life of Jesus. The story of the loaves of bread and the 2 fishes – John 6:6-7
The understanding of the pattern and the gateway was clear.
-I pray in the name of Jesus that someone this morning is leaving with the same understanding in the name of Jesus Christ.
If you go down the lane concerning this story, you will understand when the disciples came murmuring and giving reasons why this great multitude could not be fed, the Bible says, Jesus had a clear understanding of the path to follow.
What did He do? He uttered a word, “Thank You” – John 6:11
Listen to me friends, the next opened up. Listen to me, our God is a God of multitude. We heard it during Shiloh time, like the example that the Resident Pastor gave us concerning Garri, putting Garri in water and by reason of this example, understanding dwells.
We also have the story of the yeast, when you put it in bread, that swells. That is what Thanksgiving does. Thanksgiving is the path that the just engages and when the just engages this path, it keeps opening the next levels of blessing.
-I pray in the name of Jesus, the next level of blessings will keep opening and opening unto you in the name of Jesus Christ.
We also see another example of Jesus concerning the story of Lazarus – John 11:40-44
Jesus gave thanks and the seemingly dead situation came back to life.
-I pray in the name of Jesus, someone’s story is changing in the name of Jesus Christ.
Listen to me friends, the just has a clear path and what is that clear path of the just? Thanksgiving.
Prayers: Just thank Him. That is the path of the just. Just thank Him and thank Him.
CHoP is an acronym for Covenant Hour of Prayer