The Dominion of Eagles – January 31, 2021

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Preached by Deacon Seyi Adebola

  1. Outline
    • About the Eagles
    • Fear of leaving the Nest
    • Waiting on Jesus 
    • Wind of the Spirit 
  2. About the Eagle
    • Birth & Nature
      • Mate in air 
      • Eagles hatch open on high mountains or high trees
      • Distinct from every other bird
      • John 3:3; Ephesians 1:20-23; 2:5-6 
      • Places us at a seat of dominion 
    • Food
      • Feed on fresh meat (Feed daily in God’s word to manifest your dominion)
        • You are what you eat
      • Hunt for live food
      • Deuteronomy 8:3; Hebrews 4:12
    • Vision
      • Eagles have the strongest vision in animal kingdom
      • Very focused; not distracted (Be focused on Jesus)
      • Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.” (AMPC); Hebrews 12:2
    • Company
      • Flock with eagles (sense of dominance when they are together and are inspired)
      • Never mingle with other birds – have different types of friends
        • Have giants in your life to push you and draw you up 
        • Same level to encourage and support you
        • Timothys of the world that you can pour yourself into 
      • Ephesians 5:5-7; 1 Cor. 15:33
    • Fights
      • Use beaks and claws to defend and attack
      • Take on any size of animal in a fight – fight to the bitter end
      • Eph 6:12; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (use the word of God)
      • When a crow attacks, eagles soar to a high altitude 
      • At a very high attitude, a crow loses its breath – put devil in disarray
    • Shedding Off
      • Retreat to high mountains to molt under the bright sun (draw energy from the sun)
      • Older eagles bring food to them in their weakened state
      • If they survive this period, they become renewed and stronger
      • Isaiah 40:30-31; Malachi 4:2
  3. Fear of Leaving the Nest
    • Parent eagles turn thorns inward to cause discomfort
    • Pushes eaglet out and rescues  as he/she approaches the ground until he/she can fly
    • Remain an eaglet if you stay in the nest
    • Reasons why we stay in our nest: (Things that limit us from experiencing our dominion)
      • Comfort zone (Acts 8)
      • Satisfaction instead of contentment
      • Afraid of change
      • Negative past experiences and mistakes
      • Spirit of fear or satanic stronghold  
  4. Waiting on Jesus 
    • Isaiah 40:30-31 ‘Even youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.’ (AMP) 
    • If you don’t know how to wait in the Lord, you will not be able to express your dominion
    • Dimensions of ‘Wait’
      • Trust and hope in Jesus – Psalm 27:14; 37:7
      • Eyes fixed on Jesus – Psalm 123:2
      • Attentive for His instructions John 5:19
      • Spend time with God (be a Mary, not a Martha)
      • Shed off excuses
  5. Wind of the Spirit
    • Proverbs 30:18-19 
    • He is within us
    • His leading is to lift us high
    • He empowers us to manifest our dominion in Jesus –  Acts 2:1-2 
    • Changes you from an ordinary person to an extraordinary person
  6. Conclusion 
    • Go into 2021 with God’s direction 
    • Rely and rest on Him to empower you to express your dominion in Christ Jesus
    • PRAYER:  This year, 2021, I soar in dominion.

Living in Dominion – January 17, 2021

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Preached by Pastor Kunle Oladebo

Psalm 8:3-9

  1. Introduction 
    • God has created us to have divine authority (vs. 5) 
    • We are crowned with glory and honour  (vs. 5)
    • We created for dominion (vs. 6) 
    • Often we are subject to things instead of things being subject to us (We do not know or have forgotten our position)
      • Taking our situations as our fate
      • These things can be reversed
      • God has planned things for us from the beginning
      • Modus Operandi of man is to operate in dominion
  2. Living in Dominion means 
    • Operate at divine level 
      • Psalm 82:6 – I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.” (NKJV)
      • John 10:34 – Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’? (NKJV)
      • Begin to operate in the extraordinary!  Operate in the spiritual realm.
        • Matthew 18:18 – “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (NKJV)
    • Living above limitations and restrictions 
      • Believe you are created in the likeness and image of God
      • Needed to maximize your potential and intellect
      • Limitations:  personal thinking and deficiency
      • Man may be limited, but God is unlimited 
      • “For your expectation to overtake your limitation, you need to operate in dominion or else you will be stuck in that position.” – PKO
        • Judges 5:13 – Deborah – Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people: the Lord made me have dominion over the mighty. (KJV)
    • You can only operate at your maximum when you are living in dominion
  3. Keys to Operating in Dominion 
    • Dominion over Sin 
      • Sin is a dominion destroyer
      • Romans 6:14 – “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” (NKJV)
      • Dominion we lost through the first Adam was restored through the second Adam (Jesus Christ)
      • We are operating under the dispensation of Grace
      • Sin is knocking at the door.  Refuse to yield. Psalm 119:133 – Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. (NKJV)
    • Dominion over Fear 
      • Fear is the tool the devil uses to subdue us
      • Proverbs 29:25 – “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” (NIV)
      • Fear prevents us from
        • Becoming whom God created us to be
        • Maximizing our potential
        • Stepping into our greatness
        • Leaving your comfort zone – Always believing bird in hand is better than 10 in the forest
        • Operate in your destiny
      • Fear brings torment
        • God wants us to operate in faith; Satan wants us to operate in fear
        • Mark 4:40 – “But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How[a] is it that you have no faith?”” (NKJV)
        • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (NKJV)
        • Job feared in Job 3:25 – “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me.” (NKJV)
  4. Conclusion 
    • “We do not know what tomorrow holds, but we do know that God holds tomorrow.” – PKO 
    • Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever.  Hebrews 13:8 
    • Faith is taking the first step onto the staircase even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King  Jr.
    • Psalm 27:6 – “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.” (NKJV)

Dominion through Waiting – January 10, 2021

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Preached by Pastor Foluso Oladebo

Isaiah 40:31 

1. Introduction 

But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint. 

    • Word for the Year 2021 
    • Wait for Him for instruction
    • Waiting – doing the work of a waiter or waitress
      • If you are waiting on God, do what waiters do:  Serve” – Unknown
      • Service
      • Attends to your needs
      • God will respond and thank you (supply strength onto you). 

2. Skills  

    • “How someone treats a waiter or doorman can tell you so much about a person.” – Astin Butler
    • Habbakuk 2:1:  I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected.” (NKJV)
    • Have patience 
    • Be a listener
    • Be hardworking
    • Seek clarification – He will instruct you.
      • Stop looking for controversial information or information the contradicts God’s word
      • Take God’s WORD hook, line and sinker!
      • As you do service, God will instruct you and tell you where next.
      • “I will never do anything that will not give me glory!” – God

3. Biblical Examples 

    • Saul – took upon him to do the sacrifice prematurely instead of waiting for the prophet, Samuel (1 Samuel 13)
    • Zechariah – you will not die barren (Luke 1:13)
    • Anna (84) was doing the work of the Lord while she waited (Luke 2:37)
    • David – sit and wait for the instruction and do what He asks you to do

4. Advantages of Waiting 

    • He will teach you
    • His word will taste like honey
    • It will give results (Psalm 107) 

5. Conclusion 

    • Run away from premature manifestation!  
    • Sit at the Master’s feet (Luke 10:41 – 42) – Mary vs. Martha 
      • 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (NKJV)

Outpouring of Gratitude – January 3, 2021

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Preached by Pastor Kunle Oladebo

Psalm 34:1-3 

    • Written when David was running from Saul.  What you are filled with is what you will pour out during challenging times
  1. Highlights
    • Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received – Henry Van Dyke
    • Attitude of gratitude – Psalm 100:4; God has a reputation to exceed expectation, but it requires our praise
    • Gratitude enhances our focus on God
      • Philippians 4:12
    • Ungratefulness deters blessings – Romans 1:21
  2. Be Grateful For 
    • Blessings of Life – Isaiah 12:4
      • Ecclesiastes 9:4
    • Burdens of  Life – Habakkuk 3:17 – 18
      • in difficult times
    • Bridge of Life – Acts 9:27
      • Connector 
      • Praise the bridge that carried you over – Coleman
      • The bridge you burn now may be what you need to cross over tomorrow 
    • Benefits of Life [30] (not the same as blessing) – Psalm 68:19 – indescribable gifts (forgives, grace, favor)
  3. Conclusion
    • Start right so you can finish strong  
    • The beginning is the most important part of the work – Plato
    • Race through the year with grateful – Hebrews 12:28 – 29 (NLT)