Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo at the Foursquare Gospel Church 66th Annual Convention: ‘GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS’

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WHEN THEY ARE ONLY TALKING ABOUT YOU, IGNORE THEM. IT SIMPLY MEANS YOU ARE BIGGER AND THEY ARE MEDIOCRE.
BUT WHEN THEY WANT TO DESTROY YOU, THAT IS WHEN YOU MUST RESPOND!
CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTS!
WHERE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO DETERMINES WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE.
YOU WILL NEVER SEE SOMEONE BIGGER THAN YOU GOSSIPING ABOUT YOU. THE ONLY PEOPLE GOSSIPING ABOUT YOU ARE PEOPLE YOU ARE BIGGER THAN.
THE ONLY CONTRIBUTION OF MEDIOCRE PEOPLE TO THE SUCCESSFUL IS CRITICISM.
YOUR DECISIONS CAN DETERMINE YOUR DESTINY, YOUR DECISIONS CAN DETERMINE YOUR CONSEQUENCES, YOUR DECISIONS CAN DETERMINE YOUR GOING UP OR YOU GOING DOWN.

  • Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo at the Foursquare Gospel Church 66th Annual Convention themed ‘GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS’ (Part 2)

Day 4, Evening Session.
It is not only In Nigeria that Nepa strikes, there was power failure in New York in 2007.

There was power failure in New York, no light but then they looked at the statue of liberty. The statue of liberty had light.

When light finally came, they began to investigate how come there was no light in New York but there was light in the statue of liberty. They found out that the statue of liberty was not connected to New York, it was connected to Connecticut.

So where you are connected to determines what happens in your life. From today, every wrong connection in your life , God removes it in the Name of Jesus.

Ruth realized, ‘I need to follow this woman, I don’t know what it is but my destiny is connected to her.

I don’t know what it is but I need to follow her. If I follow this woman, something is going to happen in my life. Ladies and gentlemen, for great and mighty things to happen in your life:

  1. You will need to know what you are after: what are you after? What do you want? Where are you going? Great and mighty things for what? Just for your healing? Just for your joy? You need to know what you are after. And when you know what you are after, you won’t stay with the wrong people.

When you know what you are after, you will forget the past. When you know what you are after, you will stop procrastinating. When you know what you are after, you will divide people who are talking about you.

There are two kinds of people talking about you; One is the ‘crow bird or chicken’ that is picking on you because you are great.

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The second one is the one that is going to strike your egg, to destroy your egg.
If they are only picking at you because of your blessing, don’t listen. They don’t deserve your attention but if they want to destroy your destiny that Is when you respond.

Too many people don’t know which fight to pick; let them talk, let them say, it is because you are bigger. You will never see someone bigger than you gossiping about you. The only contribution of mediocre people to the successful is criticism. Know what you are after if you want to see great and mighty things.

  1. You need to have a vision of what you want in life: great and mighty things how? Are you sure it is what you want? Is this for you? Not because it is good for somebody else.
  2. Desire what God has for you but there are fights you should not fight and there are some fights you must stand there because that is your defining moment.

Ruth said, ‘I can see poverty but this thing is not forever, it is a temporary setback in the life of mama Naomi. I am not leaving mama Naomi, I am going to stand with mama Naomi because my future is connected to mama Naomi. If I stay with her, I will be blessed. If I stay with her, I will be lifted, her fight will be my fight, her battle will be my battle, her challenge will be my challenge.

  1. You need to know your defining moments: If you are going to do Great and mighty things, you need to know your defining moments; know where you are going, don’t waste your opportunities, don’t stay in mediocrity.
    Many people, Nigerians even in ministry like I am, they love mediocrity, they wonder why things are not changing, why there is no growth in ministry.

Mediocrity means you stand in the middle. You are not pushing yourself hard and you are not giving up. Mediocrity in business, mediocrity in dreams; you meet a Nigerian, young person, he has no dreams for taking the world.

Stop hanging with people who are angry about the successful, they are angry about blessed people.

As I was driving here, I came in a nice car, a very nice car, a very very nice car, it is really very very nice. And people were looking from their cars, ‘who is inside this car? I was wondering what was in their minds? I am sure some of them will look at me and say, ‘why are they driving this kind of car on Nigerian road?

Where do you want me to drive it? In the sky? And then some others will say, ‘ one day I am going to be blessed like this’.

Know your defining moments; move away from gossips, hang around with people who are busy doing something. Great and mighty things are not only healings, they are also not only miracles, they are progress in ministry, breaking new grounds, taking territories, achieving new things, having startups as a young man, opening businesses no man in your community has ever had before.

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Tonight, someone’s defining moment is here. You are entering into a new season, you are entering a new level, you are entering new favors, you are entering new testimonies, shout Amen. Say a big Amen.

Naomi leaves Moab, she goes to Bethlehem because there is now bread. Orpah sails into anonymity. Listen to me wherever you are, your decisions can determine your destiny. Your decisions can determine your consequences, your decisions can determine your going up or your going down.

When you enter an elevator, you choose the button, either the one that takes you up or the one that takes you down. Orpah pressed the button that took her down. We never heard about her anymore. Great and mighty things? She was not there.

Ruth, it looked foolish but she choose Naomi, she knew this woman is a woman who has covenant because she is a daughter of Abraham.

So she followed her. When they got to the land of Israel, Naomi looked at Ruth and said, ‘Now, you followed me here for us not to be hungry, you have to go look for one of the farms’. The book of Leviticus tells us God instructed them, every farmer to leave leftovers by the road side for poor people to pick.

Ruth, a Princess had to go down to pick poor people’s food. You may need to stoop down to rise up. Bishop talked about meekness this morning. When you begin to quote what you have been through in life and what you have achieved, you may be on your way down.

Ruth, a Princess went down to go up. She went to pick leftovers. She did not say,’ in my father’s house, I am a Princess, we have excess’. No! She must have told herself, ‘I am connected to this destiny’. ‘I am following this woman’. And she was picking and following this woman. I pray for somebody here today, everything that seems to have humiliated you shall be your stepping stone to greatness, your stepping stone to testimonies in the Name of Jesus. Shout Amen like fire.

And she was picking, she ends up in a farm, she sees them working, she is not a lazy person, she is not concerned about her class, she didn’t say, ‘I am a Princess’. She said, ‘are you people looking for laborers? Oh wow, before daytime there can be darkness but darkness will soon be over. I am telling somebody here today that darkness will soon be over, the darkness will soon be over, the darkness will soon be over, the darkness will soon be over, shout amen three times.

‘Are you people looking for laborers? They knew that her manicure was too good for labor, her hands were too soft for labor but they hired her. Unknown to her that the path of a just man are ordered by the Lord.

Her steps had been ordered to the farm of the Bachelor Millionaire. There is a young lady in this service today, your steps will be ordered to the farm of the Bachelor Millionaire. Your steps will be ordered to the place where your life will turn around, your steps will be ordered to a place where there will be a lifting, your steps will be ordered to the place where they will bless you. Shout Amen.

She is in the farm she is working on, Mr. Boaz comes in, he greets everyone but then he sees Ruth. He couldn’t move away, he came back, he looks at her again, he goes, he couldn’t move away, he comes back, he looks at her again. There is an anointing on your life, favor will connect with you. Favor will connect with you, favor will connect with you, the right people will see you, the right people will know you, the right people will connect with you. Shout Amen like fire.

He comes back, he says, ‘who is that lady? Who is that lady? God help you that they will not ask the person who does not like you. Everyone who made their tongue against you, Exodus 11:7, God will silence their tongue. God will silence their tongue, God will silence their tongue, God will silence their tongue, God will silence their tongue. Exodus 11:7. From today you will carry a mark of difference, you will carry a mark of dignity, you will carry a mark of favor, a mark of testimony, a mark of blessing.

Shout Amen again.
Boaz goes to Ruth, ‘ my daughter, who are you? She tells him. He says, ‘ from today, don’t go to another farm, stay here. ‘Anything you need, you men, don’t mess with this girl’. If you are looking for a girlfriend? This is not your territory.

There is a mark on her life. You are marked for blessing, you are marked for goodness, you are marked for testimony, you are marked for glory, you are marked for progress. Shout yes!

Told the young men, ‘don’t mess with her rather, every day give her double on purpose’.
Open your hands tonight, I prophesy to your lives today before you leave this ground, God will give you double on Purpose, double on purpose, favor on purpose, breakthroughs on purpose, turnaround on purpose, joy on purpose, blessing on purpose in the Name of Jesus. Put your hands together, give God the biggest praise.

Double is coming to your house, double is coming to your family; double turnarounds, double grace, double blessing, double open doors, double for all your troubles, double for all your battles, double for all you have been through in the Name of Jesus.

Where they looked down on you, they will look up to you. You need to shout a better Amen to that one. Where they have looked down on you, they will look up to you, they will look up to you. Dignity will be on your life, glory will be on your life, favor will be on your life, testimony will be on your life if you believe it shout yes.

Something is changing in your life, Boaz will see you, Boaz will see you, Boaz will see you. There is someone here today, Boaz is looking for you, Boaz is looking for you. In business, Boaz is looking for you, your mistake will turn to a miracle, your mistake will turn to a miracle.

I like you wherever you are to say change is coming, change is coming, change is coming and it won’t be long, it won’t be long. Change is coming.

Foursquare get ready; expansion to the right, expansion to the left, expansion to the east, expansion to the west, expansion to the north, expansion to the south. Marriages taking place, favor taking place, glory taking place, change is coming.

Ruth tells her mother-in-law I got to this farm, I worked very hard but the owner of the farm showed up and he said to his workers, ‘who did you say you are? I said, ‘I am Ruth, the daughter-in-law of Naomi’. Are you? Give her double. My name is Boaz. She tells her mother-in-law, ‘the name of the owner of the farm is Boaz.

The mother-in-law said, ‘who did you say is the owner of the farm? Boaz? Ruth 3:3. Then the mother-in-law said to Ruth, ‘wash your face, anoint yourself, wear a new cloth’.

  1. Wash your face: tell your, ‘neighbor wash your face’. Look at two or three people tell them, wash your face’. Something is about to happen, wash your face. When you wash your face Foursquare? You are leaving yesterday behind.
    Somebody wash your face. When you wash your face, you are forgetting your history. Somebody say, ‘wash your face’. When you wash your face, you are divorcing yesterday, you are getting out of yesterday.

Look at me tonight, Ruth was from Moab, Deuteronomy 23:3. Naomi by the anointing upon her life told her daughter-in-law to wash her face. Tell your neighbor to wash their face. From today you are moving away from the past. From today you are moving away from past people, from today you are forgetting your yesterday, from today you are reaching into a new season.

From today, you will move on into greatness. Yesterday will not stop you. From today you will look ahead, blessings will come into your life, people of blessing will come into your life. Tell your neighbor, ‘ wash your face ‘. Witches will not be able to stop you, bad people will not be able to stop you.

From tonight, you are entering into a new season, you are entering into a new day. Look at someone else again and tell them, ‘wash your face’. Too many of us, we are allowing people who have hurt us to be on our face, to be around us, we are carrying it, wash your face.

Wash away yesterday to do great and mighty things. You need to wash away yesterday, you need to wash away the pains, the names they called you, the opinion they had of you wash your face.

  1. Anoint your face: put something new on yourself. Anoint your face, wear your anointing, let it fit you. Walk with a face glowing, the enemy who is waiting to see you look discouraged, let them see you dancing the most. Stop complaining, anoint your face. Stop serving with attitude, come to the camp ground with thanksgiving, replace the spirit of heaviness. You are just near your blessing, you are so close to your testimony. Move away from bad attitude, wash your face.
  2. Change your garment: prepare for a coming favor. Stop wearing a garment of heaviness. Dress up for testimony, be ready to walk in it, be ready to receive it, be ready to be in the place. Somebody in this service, the word is changing you tonight, the word is healing you from tonight. Remove yesterday’s shame, remove the things that have held you, move into a new destiny.
  3. Go to the place: there is a place of favor for you. Everything that has held you down in the wrong location, I break you from it. They called you to the tenth floor, you are seated at the reception. From today your location is changing, your position is changing, you are entering your blessing, you are entering your favor, you are entering your testimony. And as you get to the place, great and mighty things will begin to happen. Favor will rest on your life, testimony will rest on your life in the Name of Jesus.

From tonight, you are stepping into a new season, you are stepping into new things, greatness is following you.

I close my message tonight by declaring these blessings:

From today, great and mighty things will follow you for favor, you will be rewarded, you will be lifted, God will settle you, you will be promoted, the harvest will come into your life.

You will break barriers, you will breakthrough, you will break forth, you will enter new seasons, new healings, joy will be your portion in Jesus Name. Give the Lord the biggest praise.

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