SUNDAY 31st March, 2018
ENCOUNTER WITH DESTINY SERVICE
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" -[Jeremiah 29:11 ► (KJV)]
ENCOUNTER WITH DESTINY - An Introduction:
According to Jeremiah 29:11, God desires that every one of His children would discover their destiny and every encounter with the Word is an encounter with destiny. This is otherwise known as a divine encounter. A Divine Encounter is the ultimate supernatural experience. It restores destiny, rewrites the story of people's lives, overturns the table of the enemy and reverses Weakness to Strength. A divine encounter is the defining moment of any life - the
The Worth of our Destiny in Redemption:
The total worth of our Destiny in Redemption includes:
☑ A prosperous destiny in Christ (2 Cor. 8:9; 2 Cor. 9:8-11).
☑ A victorious destiny in Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14).
☑ A glorious destiny (1 Peter 5:10; Rom. 8:29-30).
☑ An enviable destiny. (Genesis 26:14; Galatians 4:28).
☑ A destiny of fruitfulness in the covenant. (Deut. 7:14; Ps 89:34; Matthew 5:17)
☑ A destiny of health and vitality in the covenant (Exodus 23:25 )
☑ A destiny of longevity in the covenant (Is. 51:1-3; Gen. 25:7/Gen. 35:27-28;47:28/Deut. 37:7/Jos. 24:29).
Biblical Characters who encountered destiny
– Hag.1:5-13/ Luke 16:11/ Deut. 8:18
Gideon: Out of Hiding and into History:
In Judges 6, Israel is living under oppression from the Midianites. A young man called Gideon was in hiding from this enemy. He was threshing wheat in a winepress. Suddenly, via an angelic messenger, God stepped into Gideon's normal, everyday life and announced His intention for him (Judges 6:12-14). Gideon however saw himself differently - as insignificant and powerless but this divine encounter altered his weak self-image and set in motion a chain of events that propelled Gideon out of hiding and into history.
Moses: A God-encounter made him a saviour: In Exodus 3:1-6, Moses was in the desert and on a mountain when the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire and spoke to Him. God had seen the oppression of His people in Egypt, heard their cries and He was sending Moses to their rescue. Moses felt honestly inadequate for the task and was terrified. He told God he was not capable of such a huge undertaking - he stuttered and had a very bad past. God assured Moses he would be with him and true of His word, He led Moses Step my step and the destiny of the Israelites were restored.
Isaiah: an unforgettable Encounter with God: In Isaiah 6:1-6, we see Isaiah in an encounter with God. He had gone to the temple; possibly to meet God, or maybe he was just going through the motions like so many church goers do today. Whatever he was looking for, soon enough Isaiah was transported from his worship in the temple to God's throne room in the heavens. In that encounter, Isaiah experienced a true, life - changing encounter with the Lord of Glory. His mind was transformed and he was able to see who he was and who he needed to be.
Jacob: His Encounter gave him a New Identity: Jacob was returning home and was sure to meet his elder brother - Esau - whose birthright he had stolen. Paralyzed by fear at the thought of meeting Esau, Jacob expended his energy in elaborate preparations for the coming encounter with his brother. Instead, he had an encounter with God, for which he was completely unprepared. Until now Jacob was confident of his gifts and his own resources, of being able to get what he wanted, out-witting his father and brother, triumphing in his dealings with Laban his father-in-law as a strong man, a clever man, a self-sufficient man. Jacob felt he had got his act together, but after that encounter, his name and destiny was changed.
Benefits of Encounters with God through His Word.
It connects us with our destiny and inheritance. God (Is. 9:8), preserves our destiny. (Ps. 105:17-22), dignifies destiny (1 Sam. 3:21, 1 Sam. 9:6); and it advances destiny. (Gen. 12:1-3/22:17-18; 1 Sam. 12:6)
This Sunday, Get Set for An Encounter:
Next Sunday, there is yet another Opportunity of Encounter with God in His Word. Divine encounter is a product of divine visitation, divine intervention, divine help; and divine assistance. After next Sunday service, you will enjoy divine direction, stability and peace. We have it on the highest authority that at that place of encounter, your story will change; and we guarantee that this is the season of your long-awaited supernatural turn-around change of story.
Come expectant of an encounter with God that will propel you into your long-awaited season of DOMINION The service times are 9:00am (1st Service) and 11:15am (2nd Service).
Jesus is Lord!!!