MFM International Headquarters Sunday Service
Theme: The Fear of the Lord
Ministering: Pastor Abiodun Aladejola (A.G.O)
Anchored Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, Genesis 42:18, Hebrews 10:31, 2 Corinthians 5:11; Job 1:1-3
We are here to do some bible studies before we pray and go home.
Perhaps there is someone seated here today and he’s thinking or pondering on these things:
– what do I do to excel in life?
– I want to be among those that are treated specially,
– I want to be as close to God as it should be,
– I want to be ahead of others and I want to be first among equals.
– What does it take to be a rising and a shining star?
– What are the requirements?
– I want to be a voice of God, I want to command Gods attention.
If you’re that man or woman here today, then the topic and scripture passages we are going to read this morning; you must pay a very good attention.
The topic is called ‘The fear of the Lord’
If you’ve ever seen anyone that God took very seriously, when you look at the person very well, you will see that the fear of the Lord is visible in the life of such person.
You take the matter of the Lord seriously, the things that concerns God occupies your heart always.
Your life gives reverence to God, you give honor to Him. You are not among the game players, you realize that this life that you live must not to be messed up with.
From the scripture passage: The Bible says that this is the conclusion, this is the summary, this is what you’re expected to do, this is our assignment; this is what God is expecting us to do, this is what God wants us to do. To obey God, to fear Him, let your life be opened to Him like a book.
God is awesome, God is powerful. Our duty as men is to reverence him, to fear Him, to respect Him. It is to live our life to please Him.
You know why? Because one day, every work that we have done will still come through His scrutiny.
Brothers and sisters, make up your mind, work at it. All those who take their god for granted, their destiny was granted:
Ask Pharaoh, the fish of the sea fed upon him. Nebuchadnezzar became a blind man. Herod, the angel of God went to his palace and went into his bedroom and gave him a dirty slap and he started decaying till death.
I pray that everyone under the sound of my voice, the life that you’re will bring glory and honor to God in the name of Jesus!
God is to be feared and anytime you see a man that doesn’t fear God, just fear such man and run away from that man.
Hebrews 10:31, it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
2 Corinthians 5:11
Beg God to help you so that you can fear the Lord. when those men saw how God dealt with Jonah, the Bible says all of them submitted and gave their lives to Him.
Apostle Paul was somewhere, the deputy president of the country invited him and he began to preach about salvation. The Bible says there was a man called Elimas (also known as bar-jesus) and he was a sorcerer. As Paul was preaching the word of God to the people, this bar-jesus began to interrupt the word of God in-other to make people loose attention, Paul got angry in the spirit and challenged him, that now the hand of God is against him (bar-Jesus). Paul said he was going to fall blind, but thank God for the mercy of God upon his life, he could have fell into permanent blindness.
The scripture said when the deputy president saw what God did, he bowed down and gave his life to God.
Some of us have red the story of Ananias and sapphira. How they came to deceive the man of God, their judgement was that both fell down and were stricken dead. Everyone that saw what befell them, the fear of God came upon everyone of them.
A.G.O recalls real life incidents:
There was a man and woman going to a place to have sex. A woman who saw them said may the fear of the Lord go with them. Those two lovers replied her and said ‘there is no space for God in the boot of their car’. Some moments later, these two lovers cried. They both had a fatal accident and to the amazement of people who saw the damage done, their was a create of egg in the boot of the damaged car but it didn’t break nor cracked.
There was earth quake somewhere for 8 days and there was a man in the rubbles. The man survived and they asked how he survived. He said anytime he wants to do something, he said he was always determined to do it. The wife of this man also said the same thing about her husband that it was his determination that saved him. Three (3) days later, the man died of heart attack, simply because he didn’t give glory to God as he gave glory to himself.
The titanic ship was built and completed. A man was asked about the ship, the man said ‘this ship is very big that even God cannot sink it’. The ship sank and many people died.
A man said he was on the highway to hell and nobody should stop him. Few days later, they found his body somewhere where he was lying dead.
Brothers and sisters, the Bible said it’s our duty to fear God. The Bible said we should not fear man but rather fear who could kill you and restore. Anyone who doesn’t fear God has no future.
A.G.O narrates a real life incident:
There was a man who was a preacher, he doesn’t believe about preaching salvation to people but motivational messages to people.
Jesus appeared to him in his home in a vision. He (Jesus) took him to a dark place filled with terror and noise. He asked where is this place? As he was still asking, he saw a man he knew from his childhood and asked him what he was doing there? The friend told him that he arrived at that place last Friday, and then the vision cleared. He was worried and called his mother who knew that friend. The mother said shortly after this friend (he saw in the dream)greeted his mother, he had an accident and died.
You see, anytime the devil wants to destroy a person, he will make the person to be living in sin and the person will be getting result. The person will be boasting or saying to himself that in this wrong way, he’s getting result.
Sin is a worse thing, it carries judgement and the judgement of sin is death.
Sin is worse that aids, HIV or cancer. Why? A person who dies in his sin will go to hell.
How do you explain that a person from the church transcend into Hell? How do you explain a person who fast and prays, carry his bible and then go to hell.
Some people will not leave church and they will not leave beer. If you look at our world today, the fear of many things has taken the heart of many away from the fear of God.
Some fear persecution, many fear what men say about themselves. How can somebody in darkness be giving direction to those who are in the light?
The Bible says that the fear of men has snare, the fear of men will keep you in bondage. Many don’t want to live for God because of the fear of men.
Some fear snakes, some fear cockroaches, some are afraid of shame, some are afraid of death.
Anytime you see a person who doesn’t fear God, you have seen a fornicator, a husband snatcher or an assassin e.t.c
If you aided someone to go to hell, you will follow the person. Selling alcohol to someone that drinks it then goes home and beat his wife, and beat his children; you will be judged.
When you fear God, you will hate sin or evil.
As husbands, we are suppose to rule in the fear of God. We are meant to instill discipline into our families.
God says I know Abraham, he will command his household to serve me.
To be employers of labor, you treat men with honor and dignity. You pay your workers what is due to them.
Some will take the money they suppose to pay their workers and put it into the bank to fix it.
File will disappear and nobody will be able to see it. It’s only when money has exchanged hands, then these files will be seen.
Lecturers, pastors are supposed to be good leaders. Petrol attendants, they sell breeze inside your car. Politicians, the money that is meant for the public is in private hands.
Genesis 42:18. When God saw that Joseph feared Him, God promoted him.
Job 1:1. The Bible says Job was the richest among men. Meaning that spirituality is not the same as poverty. God can bless you as he blessed Job. Job did not sell expired drugs, he did not sell substandard things.
People of God, this is what it takes to carry destiny, this is what it takes to go far in life, this is what it takes to be a pace setter, this is what it takes to be a high flyer. If you will make up your mind today in the things you do and revive your conscience because what many people have done is to kill their conscience. The conscience is no longer talking. This is what it take to be ahead, and God will be your defense, you will be moving with the speed of light.
It is called ‘the Fear of God’
Bow your head and pray that let the fear of God rule me. Anything that want to harden me in iniquity, that father; destroy them now in the name of Jesus!. Let me be sensitive to the directions of heaven, lead me on so that I will end well in the name of Jesus! Open your mouth and talk to the Lord.
Before Ministration prayers by A.G.O:
1. My Father, every door that should have opened (from January till date) but it is not yet opened: hear the word of the Lord, open in the name of Jesus
Nothing is late with God. Something must happen in your life this week, you must take your harvest this week in the name of Jesus!
2. My Father, every door that should have opened (from January till date) but it is not yet opened: hear the word of the Lord, open in the name of Jesus!
I tell you, the story changer will attend to your case in the name of Jesus. Others that have been testifying and you are listening to it, you will testify and they will listen to you in the name of Jesus!
3. My Father, every door that should have opened (from January till date) but it is not yet opened: hear the word of the Lord, open in the name of Jesus!
After Ministration prayers by A.G.O:
4. Open your mouth and command your life to move forward and find favor this week in the name of Jesus!. Decree that it shall be well with your household, prophesy restoration, joy. Remind God for His promises, ask for the goodness of God to follow you. No more failure this week, no more rejection in the name of Jesus. No more fruitless labor in your life, no more working and getting no result in the name of Jesus!