28 JAN – 03 FEB 2018
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: ACTS 4:29-31
Greetings family, we believe you are enjoying 40 days prayer and fasting. For those who are fasting for the first time, I pray that the God of our father Pastor Alph Lukau may give you strength. As for those who have not started probably due to fear or other reasons, we would like to encourage you to consider being part of this fasting, the Lord will set you free, and you will enjoy the blessings of the Lord in 2018 (our year of Reaping and Reward).
Last Sunday, the Man of God Pastor Alph Lukau said Jesus Christ came to die on the cross of Calvary. His disciples did not want to depart from his presence, and Jesus said “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you…” He was talking about Holy Spirit.
After Jesus had ascended to heaven, all the disciples of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit. One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at a time of prayer at three in the afternoon. They met a man who was lame from birth, sitting by the beautiful gate to beg. This man depended on other people’s pity to survive. Family, your provision will not come from man, but it comes from Jesus Christ. There is no benefit in poverty, it will degrade your life and takes away your dignity. You should dislike poverty by all means. May you prosper in everything you do in the Name of Jesus Christ.
On this day as usual, he was begging, expecting Peter and John to give him what they could give so that he could live on it. He thought it was a day, just like any other day. Peter said “silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you, in the name of Jesus Christ, walk.” May God raise in our days men and women that will carry the same anointing that Peter and John carried. We need soldiers on the pulpit, who will take a risk of faith. May God raise crazy Pastors and Apostles in our days. We AMI, defeat is not part and parcel of what God has in store for us. Do not accommodate weakness or failure in your system. Your life will be a life of victory in Jesus Name.
Peter said, “silver and gold I do not have.” You can tell people what you know, and you can only give them what you have. Telling people what you carry is not being prideful. You cannot use what you carry if you do not know that you have it. What God has given you is great. Peter knew what he had and what he did not have. The story of the one who could not walk changed instantly that day, he began to jump and praise God. The ministry of John and Peter allowed the new story to start. “The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people…. They seized Peter and John and put them in jail until the next day.” Persecution comes when the glory of God is seen in your life, as soon as you are noticed; they begin to throw stones on you. Peter and John were arrested and thrown in jail because they believed God and out of their faith miracle took place. The world hates those who believe God, that is why you must learn to pray for your leaders. The enemy knows that as long as the man believes God, he will stand, and he(the enemy) cannot rule. If you align with God, the enemy knows that as long as you are in that family or community, he cannot rule.
Miracles are things that only God can do, however, there are blessings that are not miracles. Because of the miracle, persecution came. Never agree with the accusation of the enemy who says every Pastor who is doing something for God is not genuine. Pray for your leader so that he can be able to defend the course of Christ. After the persecution, they released them. Peter and John went to the brothers who were praying. Family, if you learn that the Man of God is in jail, do not read the newspaper to know the truth, but go on your knees to know the truth. Stand for the church, when you see weakness, pray for the church. We have only one body of Christ. When Peter and John told the brothers what happened to them, they all prayed like one. They raised their voices to God as one body. Some Christians are ready to kill one another right in the church of Christ. Never be part of somebody who is attacking the church.
The bible says “love covers a multitude of sins,” it is a shame that today, a Pastor will attack another Pastor or set a trap for him. When people leave you, it is normal. Do not be too mindful of where they are going, the question is, why are they leaving? We may not have the same gifts, but we must stand together.
The place where they were shook. We can shake the whole world through the power of God. God knew for them to arise stronger, all they needed was the Spirit of God. The more you receive Holy Spirit, the higher you will go. Never cry when you are going through pain because the more you cry, the more juice for Satan, but allow the Spirit of God to come to you. Many of you are being persecuted, yet you did not wrong anyone. The only answer to persecution is the Spirit of God to fill you, who gives you power to defeat the devil. This week is the week of total victory, but you need to understand the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
1. Please remember our three days of “MIRACLE RAINFALL” is happening this weekend, from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February 2018.
Friday: 6pm to 9pm
Saturday: 5pm to 8pm
Sunday: 7am-8am, 9am to 12noon & 1pm to 3pm
2. Disciples’ register is available at Homecells Table every Sunday, the AMI12 Leaders are requested to remind their disciples to meet, sign the register and submit it at homecells table at the beginning of the 3rd service.
3. We are in the third week of our 40 days fasting, everyone is encouraged to come to church (Kramerville) for breaking of the fast at 6pm every day except Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please go to your homecells on Wednesdays and ensure that you submit the Homecells Reports.