WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING DONT GO TO YOUR PHONE FIRST. EVEN IF IT IS 10 MINUTES, GIVE GOD YOUR TIME FIRST.
GOD DOES NOT FORGET PEOPLE’S LABOUR OF LOVE, HE FORGETS WHEN THEY SIN BUT HE DOES NOT FORGET THEIR LABOUR OF LOVE
ANYTIME YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO ANYTHING FOR GOD IT IS A PRIVILEGE FOR YOU
DON’T PAY TITHE AFTER YOU HAVE SPENT THE MONEY.
WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING DON’T GO TO YOUR PHONE FIRST, EVEN IF IT IS TEN MINUTES GO TO GOD FIRST AND AT YOUR LEVEL YOU SHOULDN’T BE DOING 10 MINUTES
THE THINGS YOU ARE CARRYING ABOVE GOD ON YOUR HEAD WILL BE NOTHING TO YOU LATER.
IN COZA WE DON’T SAY PROPER HAPPY NEW YEAR UNTIL 13TH OF JANUARY THAT IS WHEN OUR YEAR STARTS, WE GIVE GOD FIRST
YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING YOU JUST SWITCH ON THE TV, YOU ARE WATCHING MOVIE THAT IS WHY YOUR LIFE IS A MOVIE
THAT YOU DON’T BELIEVE A PRINCIPLE DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT IS NOT WORKING AGAINST YOU
WHEN IT COMES TO GOD DON’T DECEIVE YOURSELF BECAUSE GOD CANNOT BE MOCKED, SOME OF YOU WILL PARTICULARLY GO AND SELL ONE TEE SHIRT #1500, AND SAY THIS IS MY FIRST FRUIT
-Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo| Day 2 Evening Session, 12 Days of Glory.
Honor the Lord, tap your neighbor and say stop giving offering, honor God with it, some people will squeeze money, some people will pass the basket, I laugh at you, before you joined the Church; the Church was flourishing it is not your offering that will make the Church flourish, it is you that the giving wants to help, nobody’s giving can help you it is your giving that can help you.
Whatever somebody gave to you will finish, but your giving will be remembered, may the Lord remember your offerings, may he raise you from the sick bed.
A major prophet Isaiah walked into the palace of Hezekiah and said you will die, Hezekiah knew that the person talking is not a small boy, he knew he was going to die.
God said put your house in order you will die, Hezekiah said what can I do, once this man talk it will talk to pass, what can I do, he remembered, he turned to the wall and said Father don’t forget oh! 2nd Kings 20:3, this man the Bible says there was no king before him and after him, but his head started swelling, he was feeling himself and when your head is too big your crown will fall down, because the crown was designed for the former head before his head started becoming big.
He wept bitterly, I have seen strong boys, big boys weep bitterly at the point of death, I have seen it.
There was a boy who was dating someone who was married to an Onitsha market trader, the man was sending the girl to school and he was dating the girl in school.
He didn’t know the guy had used thunderbolt on the Girl, hospital could not help, nothing could help and they told him he had days to die and we were not saved, we watched him as he died, he was saying will I die, we were talking like strong boys, you won’t die but they were mere empty words, I wish we knew Jesus, he wept bitterly.
God told Isaiah to turn back, I don’t forget people’s labour of love, I forget when they sin but I don’t forget their labour of love, turn back go and tell him you will live again.
Anytime you have an opportunity to do anything for God it is a privilege for you, I want to quickly show you within the short time that I have the principle of the First, that was where I stopped in the morning.
Why does God like the first? I wish I knew I would have told you, I don’t know, don’t pay Tithe after you’ve spent the money.
Now, this my admonition is not for everybody it is for the people I am sent to, when you wake up in the morning don’t go to your phone first, even if it is ten minutes go to God first and at your level you shouldn’t be doing 10 minutes, with your expectations don’t do 10 minutes, with the things pursuing you don’t do 10 minutes.
To some people that phone is the idol that they are worshipping.
There is the Law of the First, God likes the first. The principles from the beginning – Genesis 4: 1-4, most theologians believe that the first tree that God created was the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil and that was why God said don’t touch it, I don’t teach it because the Bible doesn’t say it.
Look at that principle why will God say touch everything but this one, why? what is the big deal. Genesis 4:1-4, one was a farmer and one was into poultry, in the process of time, why will the Bible say in a process of time? It was not in one day that those kids believed in God.
You know kids will be kids, where is that garden? The mum said oh we used to live there before, why did you come out of it? Hmmm we don’t want to tell you today. Cain said Abel let us go check the place out and then they try to go to the garden and then they see angels swinging their flaming swords, they start shouting mummy I saw flaming sword, but we told you not to go there.
Let me tell you about this God, God is real, you see that altar that is where we sacrifice.
In the process of time, they believed God and they were told that you must sacrifice and they have told them that you should bring the first to God. Cain brought an Offering but Abel brought the Firstborn of his flock, I am not making it up follow me, please guys if they put two altars before you and you see fruits in the days when the ground was still virgin and they put a slaughtered small ram on the altar, which one will you choose? The fruits, it will look good and colourful, the ram might be there but God wanted that of Abel, he did not respect Cain and his offering.
Cain was very angry, tap your neighbor say at this point, Pastor is talking about you and not about me, because I have been perceiving in the Spirit that you’re jealous of me.
it is from the beginning that people are Jealous based on the result other people got from God. He was not angry he was very angry, watch those who don’t clap when you share testimonies, watch those who don’t clap when you win, please be careful because they can kill. God said to Cain, please don’t forget this question, why are you angry?
Did they not tell you I wanted the first? verse 7 shows us that Cain knew what to do, stop giving God left over, God likes the first, I don’t know why maybe because he has confessed to us that he is a jealous God.
Wives in this house, your husband travelled for 3 months and he came from the Airport and went to his sister’s house in town he didn’t come home, hello why are you looking strange, look at me and answer me, but you have the Holy Ghost within you, you will first of all hang the Holy Ghost, because you feel you deserve the first as his wife, amen I am not making this up, I am telling you, if you get it you get it, don’t get to Church and be talking.
When you’re in Church stay with yourself, pray and say Father thank you, today you will talk to me, you will speak to me through your son, the first thing you do matters.
The children of Israel, God had opened the Red Sea, they had wandered in the Wilderness for 40 years, God said none of you that came out of Egypt 40 years and above will enter the promise land, because they spent 40 years and those who were born there were spared, because they didn’t have Egyptian’s mentality, God said OKAY you will go there.
They crossed the Red Sea, they crossed Jordan, they saw miracles and then when they were going to come out of Jordan, God said don’t go in a hurry pick up stones because those stones should be testimonies, I want people to understand what I can do, when they wanted to enter Jericho and God called Joshua.
Joshua this is your first city burn everything for me, don’t take anything, why will God want Jericho burnt, when you burn it what happens, you know there is devil on the loose who is looking at God saying are they your people, did you see how the Devil spoke in Job 1:8-10, those things were written to let you understand the things that transpire in the Spirit.
After this service God will brag on you, that amen is not correct. This is Satan talking about God’s accomplishment in Job’s life, Satan said God can bless people, but some people don’t believe, may God bless your hustle, ehhn you said amen I tricked you, I will kill that statement in your Spirit.
Achan, he has been a slave all his life or maybe because he was born in the wilderness, he has never seen luxury before.
So, he saw the Babylonian garment. Excuse me sir, if they brought a Babylonian garment here can you wear it, the things you are carrying above God on your head will be nothing to you later.
The day my father bought Santana I could almost puncture all the tires of the car, so that they can take me to school with that Santana, if you see the way I disturbed my father with PTA letter just because I want him to bring the Benz to school, I will tell him, when you come to school come and ask after me, just come to my class that day, my day will always dress well, but if they give me the Benz now.
The guy saw the Babylonian garment and stole it, you know why he stole it, he thought if I didn’t steal this one, I won’t get another one, the reason why people don’t do what God told them to, they shout: if I lose this one when will I get another one, do you know how I got here, so the problem is not because you didn’t give, the problem is because you distrusted God, it is a big shot on your feet.
The next day when they were going to fight Ai, it is a small town, they defeated Jericho yesterday, giants took to flight, they messed up everybody.
Joshua said don’t let us waste our soldiers, guys rest, few soldier should go, they pursed Israel and they killed them. Joshua was a good pastor, he was on his face from morning till evening, he said Lord I won’t let this go, you’re a faithful God, there is no way you will allow us go battle and lose, some of you will lose in business and you will just let it pass, you invest and lose money you let it pass, you don’t ask questions.
Lord, why did this happen?
God said Joshua get up somebody has touched the accursed things, was that why we lost? God said yes, they did all they did they found Achan, you know what Joshua did? If Joshua was the one that took them out of Egypt, they would have entered promise land since, they will do something Moses will say Lord don’t let us touch them.
The day Joshua became a pastor he said everybody I am the new pastor, all of you that were not circumcised in the wilderness now we have to circumcise you, do what? Cut the foreskin of your private part or else we will kill you ourselves, everybody got circumcised immediately.
When Joshua caught Achan, he took the entire family and burnt them, the entire family he destroyed them and said next everybody sat up, you don’t touch what you’re not supposed to touch again.
If it was Moses, they would have been at Gilgal for another 40 years, he will say Achan wear it let me see if it fits you, this clothe is nice. Joshua burnt them with the Babylonian garment, the next battle they went for they won it.
God why do you like the first? What is the problem? He told Israel once a year your firstborn bring them towards me, so there is a Sunday where all the firstborn in Israel appear before the Lord, why do you like the First? It is because once the first is blessed the rest is blessed.
Revelations 2213, Jesus laid claim on the first in other words once you handle the first the rest is handled. Adam was the first man when he sinned and he was cursed every other person was cursed, Jesus was the last Adam when he did it right, everybody who comes to God through him enters that blessing, it is one for all, that is why God handles the first.
Ask an athlete, the head start can make him have an advantage over the rest.
A wise man once said: you never recover from a good start that is why immediately we celebrate on the 1st of January, next day we give God the first, immediately first 12 Days, each day representing a month in a year, in COZA we don’t say proper happy new year until 13th of January that is when our year starts, we give God first, so you need to know why we do all these things, that is why I am sharing this with you, you need to know that is not just that we kill joy,
12 Days of Glory has made me not to celebrate my birthday, the few times I did it, it was my wife that organized it and I am always struggling to go there because my mind on the first is on what will happen on the 2nd, you won’t believe that Pastor Matthew did a Video to greet me, I did not see it, you can imagine that, that kind of giant in the Spirit, I did not even thank him because I did not even see it, everything shuts down in COZA, we don’t even resume properly to the office until we give God the first, you wake up in the morning you just switch on the TV, you are watching movie that is why your life is a movie, I can’t teach these things without stepping on toes, wait for tomorrow I will be nice, this one I am teaching I will step on toes.
Romans 11:26, this is the principle, the first is the root, you don’t handle something by cutting the branch, you cut the root so if the root is in proper perspective, if the foundation is faulty the righteous can do nothing.
The root is holy the branches are holy. If the first day, the first money, the first effort, the first hour of your day, if they are settled the rest is settled, it is a principle that you must believe.
You know the dangerous things about principle, that you don’t believe a principle does not mean that it is not working against you, I don’t believe in gravity go and jump up, it doesn’t need you to believe it for it to work.
Most people who don’t believe principle, those principles are working against them but they don’t know, amen.
How did God deal with them in Egypt? He has brought flies, brought this and that Pharaoh was stubborn until he touched his first born, when he touched the first born of all the people of Egypt, they were the ones that cried out let them go, because once you touch the first you touch all.
It is a principle that you have to embrace.
This 12 Days of Glory we are donating ourselves quickly at the beginning of the year, somebody told me some years ago, don’t you think that program will not be successful, many people are still in their villages, I said when they come, they will join us.
Leviticus 20:1, this is the 21st year we are doing this, the first year we did it, I didn’t even understand what God was saying, we did for 30 days we were just fasting, thank God some of you were not part of us then.
Ezekiel 44:30, I love this scripture and I will tell you why I love it, you can imagine me the pastor the first money people give me sometimes is #50,000, #100,000, imagine me as blessed as I am that I take #100,000 I say yes this is my first fruit.
The Holy Spirit will say pardon. He says bring the best of all the first fruits, that is not my best, I won’t deceive myself, when it comes to God don’t deceive yourself because God cannot be mocked, some of you will particularly go and sell one Tee shirt #1500, and say this is my first fruit.
The highest offering in most churches is the 31st night, I purposely did it that we don’t take the offering before the 1st, I let it move to the 1st then we take the offering that is our first and when I tell the people what we are going to do and people give, that is what we do, we are having program the next day and we need money but we shut out eyes to it and do what we have to do.
You give your first fruit to cause a blessing to visit, the keyword is to cause to stir, you’re blessed in Christ riches but we need to stir it, you relax your hair after 3 days you need to put an activator to activate it. I am making it rest not on me but my house, so my little boy who has not started paying first fruit something rests on him, because Abraham paid tithe and Levi in his loins paid tithe, it is a principle o!