The Ultimate Turnaround – May 23, 2020

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Preached by Deaconess EB

2 Chronicles 20:1 – 9; 14 – 22
1. Introduction
* Jehoshaphat was afraid initially.  It is okay to be terrified but what do you do next.
* He cried unto God
* He sang and praised God
* The battle is not yours, it belongs to the Lord

2. Highlights
* King Jehoshaphat’s praise and prayer led to an ultimate turnaround
* The king exercised faith amidst crises
* Trusting God through prayer and faith can lead to turnaround

3. Turnaround
* Old way
* New way

4. Case studies
* Jehoshaphat’s victory over his enemy: 2 Chronicles 20:1 – 22 – reminded God that He has done it before and He can do it for you
* Joseph, from a prisoner to a prime minister: Genesis 41:41 – 43
* The man with leprosy: Mark 1:40-44 (He is here to meet your needs and lift you up); Psalm 20 – He will send you help and meet you at your point of need
* Blind Bartimaeus: Mark 10: 46 – 55. Cry for help. Do not settle for where you are
* Valley of dry boneshopeless situations can be revived Ezekiel 37:10
* The woman with the issue of bloodcome to God’s house with expectations Mark 5:25 – 34

5. 5 Steps to Great Turnaround
* Violent Faith: creates a platform for divine attention which leads to supernatural turnaround. Every situation is reversible through faith. Get a book and write it down. Do not share with faith killers.  Go back and note when God has done it!
* Aggressive Prayers: Prayer is a divine prescription for every human affliction or unpleasant situation (makes the devil uncomfortable)
* High Praise: High praise is a covenant platform for supernatural turn around
* Engage the Scriptures: Find scripture references that promise the miracle you are believing God for and obey the instructions therein
* Obedience: obedience is the ultimate hallmark of a believer. The evidence of our belief is in our obedience to the injunctions and instructions of God, our Father.

6. Conclusion
* God is going to loose anything that has been holding you down or holding you back
* Every time you pray and praise God, it is giving God an opportunity to get us ready for our ultimate turnaround.

 

Are you ready to confuse the enemy? Are you ready for a complete turnaround? Are you ready to get back what the enemy stole from you?

Spiritual Mother in Lockdown Time – May 10, 2020

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Preached by PFO

Exodus 2:1 – 10 

1. Introduction 

    • The King wanted to curtail multiplication of Jewish population
    • He put a decree to kill all firstborn males, then all sons
    • Jochebed was pregnant at a time where baby boys were being killed
    • Jochabed, acted in faith, and built an ark made of bulrushes, coated in tar
    • An ark – in Noah’s time an ark saved the human race; Jochebed’s faith in building her “ark” resulted in the deliverance of the Israelites.
    • Jochebed had to release him into the world (Pharaoh’s palace).  She had trained Moses in her faith in God, and he would ultimately become a deliverer.
    • Our children are the deliverers of our time and the future.  They are are here and born for a purpose.  No child is a mistake.
    • How are we nurturing our children during this lockdown time?
      • Some will deliver the church
      • Some will deliver the family
      • Some will deliver a nation
      • Our children will deliver wherever their level of influence is.

2. Mothers of Faith 

    • How many of us have taught our children the ancient landmarks of culture, church legacy, etc.?
    • The world is teaching our children so many other things:
      • Selfishness
      • Murder
      • Alternate lifestyles
      • No cultural values or respect for anyone (Honor for parents)
    • We need to teach our children, or they will have no way of learning our values.  Proverbs 22:28 – Remove not the ancient landmarks. ‘Do not remove the ancient landmark Which your fathers have set.’ (NKJV)
    • Where is the world going?  Certain things are NOT okay.

3. Nurture the Deliverer – Romans 10:14 ‘How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?’ (NKJV)

    • Educate
    • Inform
    • Engage 
    • We allow the teachers to dictate what our children should be
    • We now have the opportunity to teach our ‘deliverers’

4. Examples in Scripture 

    • Jochebed saw a purpose greater than your own treasure.  She saw a deliverer in Moses.
    • Hannah saw they needed a prophet and a judge.  She asked for a male child.
    • “God is giving you an opportunity to do the needful.  Embrace it now.  The time may not come again!” – PFO
    • Violence and immorality rule the world system today.  Teach our children what they need to know!  Have you made an impact yet, instead of complaining?
    • Bible stories are good, but teach them the Rhema and the Logos!
    • 1 Timothy 5:18

5. Practical Actions

    • Let’s go back and build morals and standards in them
    • Teach them the culture of heaven
    • Pray
      • Jochebed withdrew to a solitary place to pray, and left Miriam to watch the baby.
      • Elijah went to pray during the famine, and sent the servant to go and check if rain was coming.
    • Jochebed devoted her time to teaching and nourishing the child
      • How come Moses grew up in the palace, but had so much compassion for the Jews? He was taught!
      • Teach them to be better people on the face of the earth, to deliver us from this perverseness
      • Do what you need to do.  Quit complaining about Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump.  Let go!

6. Jochebed Let Go

    • She saw a purpose greater than herself
    • What she had released into the spirit man of the boy, nothing could take it away.  A child will find his roots!” – PFO  This same is true for you.
    • The world will not change unless we embrace a different concept
      • Let the children know that God is in control
      • It is not about condemning the world but letting them know God’s truth
    • The life of Moses testified of Jochebed’s work and legacy

Are your children’s lives a testimony of your work and legacy?  Let God’s power come upon you and overshadow you. 

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35 – NKJV)

Rejoicing for Turnaround – May 2, 2020

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Preached by PKO

Psalm 126:1 – 3

  1. Turnaround for  All
    • Captivity means restriction of freedom
    • May will be a month of divine freedom
    • Exchange lockdown for freedom
    • God is the only one that can do things beyond our expectation
    • With God, all things are possible
    • Where the limitation of man ends, God shows His unlimited power. 
      • Jeremiah 32:27 (NIV) – “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
      • Job 42:2 (NKJV) – “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.”
    • Community Captivity – pray for turnaround
      • Global turnaround
      • National turnaround
      • Local turnaround – Psalm 122:6 (NKJV) – Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.”
      • Personal turnaround
        • God is setting the stage for your turnaround
        • God has you in His plan.  He has never forgotten about you.  Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV) – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” God will give you an expected end.
        • It is during the period of unusual is when God will do the unusual things.” PKO
        • Be ready for your miracle!  It shall be well for you in the mighty name of Jesus.
  2. God is The God of Turnaround
    • God will turn around your disposition – spirit, emotion, mental, mood, outlook.
      • Proverbs 30:11 (NIV) – You turned my wailing into dancing;”
      • Isaiah 51:22 – You will come with singing unto Zion
      • The joy of the Lord will be your strength in this season
    • God will turn around your situation  – whatever is causing you pain
      • God will turn your pain into your gain
      • Problems may be weighing you down – hopeless and helpless
      • See by faith, not sight.  God is turning things around in the spiritual.  “When God starts turning things in the spiritual, we will begin to see the manifestation in the physical.”PKO
      • Even though you are helpless with man, you will get help from God.
      • Psalm 147:11 “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy” 
      • The father of compassion shall move into action concerning your situation.”PKO
    • God will turn around your position  – you are quick to say negative things about your current situation
      • When there is life, there is hope
      • God of turnaround is ready to reposition you
      • You are at the bottom of the pile, God will re-shuffle the pile for your sake and you shall be at the top of the pile. PKO
      • It is because God loves you that He changes your position
      • 1 Chronicles 4:9 & 10 – Story of Jabez
      • God will reward your hard work.  Proverbs 14:23 (NIV) – All hard work brings a profit,
      • God will take somebody from minimum to maximum; from nobody to somebody (1 Samuel 9 is the story of Saul)
      • God did not only reposition David, but gave him a kingdom (City of David)
      • 1 Samuel 2:8 (NKJV) “He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory…” – You will inherit the throne of glory.  It is not about where you are coming from, it is about where God is taking you.PKO.  God will position you on the winning side.
    • God will turn around your story
      • You story is so bad, you are ashamed to tell it
      • Even though you have lost small victories, God will give great victories
      • Simon Peter was a failed fisherman 
        • He preached one sermon and 3,000 gave their lives (Acts 2:41), he preached another sermon and 5,000 gave their lives (Acts 4:4) and His shadow was healing the sick (Acts 5:15)
      • Malachi 3:12 (NKJV) “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
  3. Conclusion 
    • You need to have the right attitude for your turnaround.  “Your attitude affects your perception of your blessing.  Your perception has an implication on your blessing.” – PKO 
      • Grateful people are always cheerful.  
      • Complaining people always complain
      • Numbers 14:24 (NLT) “But my servant Caleb has a different attitude than the others have. He has remained loyal to me, so I will bring him into the land he explored. His descendants will possess their full share of that land.“ 
    • You need to cry out for your turnaround. Jabez cried out and his coast was enlarged.  Blind Bartimaeus cried out for his healing.
    • You need to celebrate your turnaround.  Psalm 14:7 (NLT)  Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.

Take the Word of God and run with it!!

Psalm 27:4 – 6

One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of  joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.