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The Pleasure of God.



Topic: The Pleasure of God.

 
Text: Revelation 4 vs 11.

Confessions:
I'm created in the image of God and God shall give me grace to fulfil His pleasure all the days of my life. I shall meet the expectations of my God. I shall not fall, I shall not fail and I shall not falter from the pleasure of God in Jesus' mighty name. Amen.

Prayer Target:

Brethren seeking closeness to God. Those seeking a break-up from forces of compromise, pollution and contamination to achieve purity and holiness.

Exhortation:
Revelation 4 vs 11 is a song that we know too well: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created".  However, this scripture conveys a cardinal truth that we cannot afford to ignore: the truth of God's pleasure. Everything that God created, including you and I were created for His pleasure.  Whatever does not give pleasure to God cannot bring any blessing to man.

What is the pleasure of God? It means satisfaction, joy, enjoyment, contentment God derives from His creation. It means conducts, tendencies, activities and engagements that make God feels good and wins His approval. God feels pains when iniquities abound; when His laws are ignored and when His words are either disbelieved or un-heeded. But when righteousness and light flourish, His pleasure rises and His blessings come down. This season, the blessings of God will come down for you in Jesus' name.

God's pleasure is that all His children should live in obedience. He has no other desire. If you obey God, His blessings will obey you. There is no deceit at all with God. Although man is given to guile and lies: God is never deceived. God also has pleasure in those who praise and worship Him. As a matter of fact, He is always looking for worshippers. You can be one today and join His saints and angels that worship Him in spirit and truth.
Also, God has pleasure in those who give cheerfully. It is simportant for us to separate cheerful and righteous givers from fearful and unGodly givers. There is a giving that gets to God and there is a giving that gets to the receiver alone. Whoever gives without the spirit of God is a mere trader. Both Proverbs 15:8 & 21:27 say that the sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord. Wicked ones give fearfully, hoping that their giving will save them from the wrath of God. Such giving is a waste because only repentance separates man from the wages of sin.

Therefore, as we celebrate the birth of the Lord, seek the pleasure of God more than any other thing. Christmas is glorious if Christ is in our lives. Anything short of this is mere jamboree. For the true children of God, Christmas is a season of celebration and reflection. Celebration because Christ is worth jubilating about. Reflection because  Christ must increase and we must decrease.  Worldly riches, knowledge and noise without Christ are less than nothing. Only the children of light can live forever more. Amen. Hallelujah!

Is there anything in your life that does not give pleasure to God? Please, quickly drop it. I repeat: quickly drop it. I repeat again: quickly drop it. God is sending me to you this season to stop giving pains to Him. This may be a last opportunity, only God knows. It is no longer fashionable to live in darkness. Darkness is the worst proof of  spiritual laziness- only lazy souls follow Satan.  Concerning the birth and ministry of Jesus Christ, the Bible says in Matthew 4:16 that: "The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up". Have you embraced this "great light"?  God bless you & merry Xmas!


Song: O Come, All Ye Faithful....


O come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant
Oh come ye O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him born the King of angels;
O come let us adore him Christ the Lord.

God of God light of light
Lo he abhors not the virgin's womb;
Very God begotten not created:
O come let us adore him Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God in the highest:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

See how the shepards summoned to his cradel,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear;
We too will thither hend our joyful footsteps;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.



Prayers.
1. Lord Jesus, Saviour of the world, glory to your holy name.
2. Father, I accept your light,  love and  life in all areas of my life in Jesus' name.
3. Lord of light: open my life to the spirit of your might in Jesus' name..
4. My destiny: accept the spirit of wisdom from the Lord in Jesus' name.
5. Holy Ghost, log me out of ignorance into your knowledge in Jesus' name.
6. Lord of mercies, open my understanding to dwell in your light in Jesus' name.
7. Power of Godly counsel, fall upon me in Jesus' name.
8. Holy Ghost, close every chamber of darkness in my soul and take your place in my life in Jesus' name.
9. Let no place be found for Satan in all issues of my life in Jesus' name.
10. I wear the garment of the presence of God forever in Jesus' name. .
11. Satanic gift speaking against God in my life: disappear and die in Jesus' name.
12. Power of satanic claims upon my life, die in Jesus' name.
13. Father, destroy my matriculation number in the kingdom of darkness in Jesus' name.
14. Holy spirit: take away evil identity and reputation assigned to me by Satan in Jesus' name.
15. Blood of Jesus: locate object of initiation into the kingdom of darkness in my life and flush it out of my spirit man in Jesus' name.
16. Power of God: separate me from satanic conference and witchcraft vigil in Jesus' name.
17. Rod of darkness obeying evil commands: receive fire and burn to ashes in Jesus' name.
18. Power of satanic commission: break in Jesus' name.
19. Fire of God: dry up  satanic pollution and contamination within and around my life in Jesus' name.
20. Holy spirit: repair every damage to your original plan for my life in Jesus' name.
21. Spirit of Jesus: provoke my spirit unto total obedience in Jesus' name.
22. Power of permanent worship: fall upon me in Jesus' name.
23. Anointing for righteous and cheerful giving: fall upon me in Jesus' name.
24. Lord Jesus: pour your spirit upon the Praise, Proclaim & Pray Project in Jesus' name.
25. Power of God: send away tenants and strangers in the Praise, Proclaim &
Pray Project in Jesus' name.
26. Where is the Lord God of Elijah? Trouble those that trouble the Praise, Proclaim & Pray Project in Jesus' name.
27. Spirit of Jesus: reach the unreached for the prosperity of your kingdom in Jesus' name.
28. Lord, scatter workers of darkness troubling the peace and prosperity of Nigeria in Jesus' name.
29.  I shall fulfill the joy of Jesus and He will perform His counsels in my life in Jesus' name.
30. Thank you Lord for grace to fulfill your pleasure all the days of my life in Jesus' name.

Glory to God! Merry Xmas! Pls, pray & share. Stay rapturable. Pastor Dele Oyewale (December 24, 2015).


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