I WAS 20 YEARS OLD WHEN I PULLED OUT A BLESSING FROM MY GRANDMOTHER BY PRESENTING HER A LITTLE FURNITURE OF 2 SEATS AND 1 CENTRAL TABLE FOR BREAKFAST.
SHE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID “YOU SHALL BE GREAT.”
WE WERE FLYING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC WHEN I REMEMBERED THE BLESSING PROCLAIMED.
I WENT TO THE RESTROOM IN THE AIR PLANE AND WEPT.
I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED A LETTER FROM ANY OF OUR CHILDREN ASKING FOR HELP. NOT ONE TILL TOMORROW.
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR SKILLS ARE, WITHOUT A BLESSING, LIFE IS A DRY LAND.
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT A BLESSING IS. IT MEANS EVERYTHING.
THERE ARE TOO MANY RASCALS TODAY THAT DON’T CARE.
IT IS WASTEFUL TO BE RASCALLY.
-Bishop David Oyedepo at 1st Service, Faith Tabernacle
Next Level Banquet Service
-You shall be singing and dancing all through this year.
-There shall be no occasion for mourning in your household
Prayer: Thank God for seeing the last Sunday in the month of March. Give Him glory and praise. Thank You for protection, thank You for provision, in Jesus precious name we have given thanks again.
The world celebrates Mother’s Day all around today.
Can I have you say with me, “Thank God for the blessing of mothers.”
You know without a mother, you will not be here.
Is there anybody who mothered himself?
All the mothers in Church this morning and all the ‘would-be’ mothers: Congratulations!
Prayer: For everyone born of a woman, give God thanks for the blessing of mothers. Thank God for the blessing of motherhood. In the precious name of Jesus Christ, we have given thanks.
Heavenly Father, thank You for a day like this when the world celebrates the gift of motherhood. I decree Your blessings to continue to rest upon our mothers in this Church. All the mothers, the would-be mothers, let Your blessings be upon them and make them a blessing indeed to their offspring, let their lives be such an example to them, in the name of Jesus. Bless the mothers in this Commission with strength. Bless them with wisdom. Keep them spiritually active, spiritually alive, let every one of them be a blessing and not a burden. Grant them long life. Let them remain fruitful in old age. Let them remain value adding members of the Church, value adding citizens of the earth, in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank You heavenly Father, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Help me congratulate all the mothers, all the would-be mothers around you, with a warm handshake of smiles, in Jesus precious name.
Prayer: Jesus speak to each one of us specifically today. Let no one leave here without something tangible to take away. Lord, restore the joy of everyone in this Service. By Your Word, rewrite the
story of everyone and so shall it be, in Jesus precious name.
Motherly blessings – Genesis 49:25
All of those things were working on Joseph’s life that made him indestructible. “Honour thy father and thy mother” – first commandment which is accompanied by a blessing.
The blessing of the breasts and of the womb – Genesis 49:25
It doesn’t matter what your skills are, without a blessing, life is a dry land.
It is the blessing that makes life fruitful and meaningful. Even God, it is in your honouring Him that entitles you to His blessings
“Honour the Lord with thy substance and with firstfruits of thy earnings” – Proverbs 3:9-10
I was 20 years old when I pulled out a blessing from my grandmother. I presented her a little furniture: 2 seats, 1 central table.
She looked at me, “you shall be great.” Just have your breakfast on this. “You shall be great.”
Too many rascals today Sir. They don’t care nothing
We were flying across the Atlantic one day, I remembered the blessing proclaimed, I went to the restroom in the air plane and wept.
All this, “I am in Jamaica, I am in Australia”; it doesn’t make nothing. You can go around the world and come back with nothing. People don’t know these things.
Now, honour your mother specially today: kind words, kind gifts, when you get home. It is wasteful to be rascally. Wasteful!
My father on my wife’s end said, “What people do for their children, you have done for us. Whatever children do for their parents in your time, they will do for you.”
They buy cars for their parents: you bought for us.
They build houses: you built for us.
If they are giving planes out during your time; that is what your children will give to you.
You don’t know what blessing is Sir. It means everything. I have never received a letter from any of our children asking for help. Not one Sir, not one till tomorrow.
-Somebody is here, your life will take a new shape.
‘Ogbon ju agbara lo’: wisdom is better than strength; that is what I mean, you should know that by now. ‘Ogbon ju agbara lo; wahala yi po’ (wisdom is better than strength; there is too much trouble).
He (God) taught me very early, I don’t know what I did for Him, He just liked me. He taught me things very early: to place value on whatever is valuable to you.