• on January 10, 2014

Sharing with you: Life through GOD’s Word

Sister Joke Kujenya
My beloved,
A Happy, Fulfilling, CHRIST’s Gracefull and Fruitful New Year 2014 to you all in the Gracious Name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Amen!
I consider it a divine privilege to share with the Brethren at the Crossover Service 2013/2014. I sincerely
received more Grace and understanding to appreciate our ministers better whenever they stand outside to dish out the Word of GOD to people of diverse faces. I had written out my note and prepad. But I could not even see what I had written as I stood out in front of my beloved and revered Brethren… wow, it requires more Grace and special level of boldness from the LORD GOD of all Grace.
So, I thought it wise to share the note with you all…
Summary of the Messages that Made Impact in my Christian Walk in 2013
Praise the LORD!!!
PRAYERS!
By this time December of 2012, we were all here in the night watch service, expecting from the LORD GOD. And Brethren, I dare confess that all of the messages preached in the out-going year, just like all in the previous years, made striking impact in my life …
But as instructed, the three that I took directly as GOD specifically speaking to the issues I sought HIS directions on for the year in focus, 2013, were:
1. GIVE WAY TO THE HOLY GHOST IN YOUR LIFE preached by our Senior Pastor during the CrossOver Night of December 31st 2012 to January 1st 2013. Prior to this time, I needed succinct answers to diverse issues…
Consequently, in the message, the key points I held on to and worked with throughout this year, and which indeed, I kept reminding myself about were:
1). Everyone created in the purpose of GOD will have no other choice but to respond to the LORD in Praise according to HIS purpose… 1st Chronicles 16: 31-; 2nd Corinthians 9: 15 … So, I began to consciously align myself with GOD in all I do.
Each time I ran into a brick wall, I recall the STEPS TO TAKE, I lift up my eyes to heaven and thank GOD for the situation. And if it is a financial hitch, I still looked up and thanked HIM and asked HIM to have HIS Way. I never prayed GOD to take me out of the situation, but just stayed still. Thirdly, even in situations that were so hot as ‘fire’, I still lifted up my eyes, never made moves to get out of the circumstance as the Senior Pastor noted. I made sure I consciously take heed to the leading of the Holy Ghost. I also decided to seek HIM for clear guidance and direction on practically every issue. I kept reminding myself that we were told GOD has a clear mandate and a key role that I needed to take heed to as the coming of the LORD JESUS draws near…
Unlike before in my Christian walk when I would just do things as commonplace, throughout this year, I dare not take any action until I have gotten the nudge from the Holy Spirit among others…
What I kept remembering that made me to be strict on myself was the fact that I don’t want to short-circuit the Holy Spirit by displaying any elements of rebellion in my personal life … Whatever pained me, I dealt with in prayers and never allowed it to linger…
ENDS!
2. The second message that also helped my walk through the year was: SHUN HELL AND GAIN HEAVEN -a three part message… This was also preached by the Senior Pastor. This message particularly helped me to be more watchful of world events as they unfold. Ands truly, I became more alert.
If you would recall, the Senior Pastor said that we are at the Tipping Point concerning the things that the LORD begins to do… He said in particular that the gathering of the first fruits is closer than we think …and that we all need to make up our minds in terms of hastening our steps… He also cautioned that if we live a life that is pleasing to GOD in terms of HIS Word; we will make Rapture … He backed it up by giving the example of the Foolish Virgins and noted that we should also watch it so we don’t miss the point in the light of the much that GOD has invested in us…
And towards closing, the Pastor said that everyone that has a desire or hope for peace must know that he/she has a responsibility to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for me as a spiritual Jerusalem … In response to this, we began daily prayers, better than the once-in-a-while praying for Israel in my family to daily prayers … And Brethren, I confess to you that we witnessed true practical blessings without stress in my family in this year alone…
If not for the limited time we are given, I would have mentioned all I gained and that helped me from the second part of this message … But what I picked mostly from this that made be more zealous with my walk in the LORD is that I don’t want to be a Virgin in Hell… And I held on to the Grace that we have been called to which is The Coming of The LORD JESUS CHRIST ….
ENDS!!
3. The third message that GOD used to settle many other aspects of life for me was the message Is It True? preached during the Vigil of Friday/Saturday, November 15-16, 2013 by Pastor Dele Oyeleru. Prior to this time and because of the nature of my job, I have had the challenge of determining what extent of issues or facts to identify with. One of the tenets of our work is “it must be factual” and due to the confusion in the world, you begin to wonder what really is factual?
So, like we were told, I seriously prayed GOD for the grace to translate all that we have been hearing and taught into life in all respective areas GOD has placed each of us … After a while, GOD really taught and helped me to separate “waters from the waters” as Pastor Toks often encourage us.
We were told that the essence of the message was to teach us the importance of truth in the life of the believer because it is only by truth that GOD would deliver us as the faith we profess is borne of HIS word and for our faith to be valid, it must be anchored on GOD’s word among others…
Based on this, I held on to the words that the right attitude for any of us that would not be deceived is to have respect for anything that GOD says and HIS Word … Such a one would not also miss the day of GOD’s coming …
From that point on, because so many things had bothered my mind up till this point, I became more conscious and with sincerity too, to the witness in my Spirit to know if something is truth and I still subject this to the word of GOD, always making sure whatever I am doing points to GOD’s glory …
In fact, some issues happened in my office and GOD helped me to hold on to the truth. As the matters dragged for months, I held my peace and GOD vindicated me and I got awarded and compensated for the wrong ways I was made to suffer. All because I knew the truth, I did not fight, go to anyone or report, I just kept thanking GOD … It was painful but I held on to the truth without wavering among others…
I also strongly benefited from What is GOD’s expectation preached by Pastor Tokunbo Oshokoya during the last ten days fasting meeting…
And lastly, as I always remind myself …JOKE, BE READY AS AN INDIVIDUAL … MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE FULLY PREPARED !!!

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