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02 February 2014

Abiding in God's Presence!

Ok, I'm not an ordained preacher so not here to preach but, the bible says "we are all called by His name", isn't it? I was really blessed and elated during and after hearing the teaching of God's servant David Ibiyeomie today in service, the message was titled ABIDING IN GOD'S PRESENCE.

The teaching was centered on Fellowship. He explained fellowship as an association of people who share common beliefs and values... He went further to explain that, you cannot stand alone no matter how anointed you are. You need your brothers and sisters because there are some problems you alone cannot handle, you need the forces of others (in prayers) to overcome such problem.

He admonished members to belong to a House Fellowship as that is where members get to know and cater for each other.
God believes in the power of togetherness. Judges 18:7,10, 27 & 28
Jdg 18:7 So the five men departed and went to Laish. They saw the people who were there, how they dwelt safely, in the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure. There were no rulers in the land who might put them to shame for anything. They were far from the Sidonians, and they had no ties with anyone. 
Jdg 18:10 "When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. For God has given it into your hands, a place where there is no lack of anything that is on the earth." 
Jdg 18:27 So they took the things Micah had made, and the priest who had belonged to him, and went to Laish, to a people who were q uiet and secure; and they struck them with the edge of the sword and burned the city with fire.

Jdg 18:28 There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no ties with anyone. It was in the valley that belongs to Beth Rehob. So they rebuilt the city and dwelt there." 
These people believed they were secured...

2nd Samuel 6:10-12 explains the benefits of establishing a Home Cell fellowship in your house and belonging to one.
2Sa 6:10 So David would not move the ark of the Lord with him into the City of David; but David took it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

2Sa 6:11 The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the LORD blessed Obed-Edom and all his household.

2Sa 6:12 And it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness.

It then means that we need people around us at some points in our lives for no one is an island.
Fellowshipping in the house of God makes us flourish in every area of life... Psalm 92:13

Let us not be too busy to fellowship with our brothers and sisters...it's a minimum of one hour a week and you are back to your businesses. Do not be Judas' elder brother (lol) who was in the folk but betrayed Jesus Christ... I'm trying to say that Sunday service is not enough, the church is all about worshipping God and associating with people. Do not say you don't need people around you; my dear, the truth is YOU DO. Listen to Pastor David Ibiyeomie's teachings on Salvation Radioand also watchhim teach live. Get inspired! God bless you.

6 comments:

  1. Lol..@not an ordained pastor.
    I agree. .we all have a part to play inensuring ourselves and those around us drink from the cup that is Gods wisdom ergo fellowship to all.
    Lovely post Kate:)
    xx
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  2. Thanks for sharing, we can't function as island, there are specific persons God has placed on our path to take us higher and we need them.

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    1. Yes, but some people always have the mindset that they don't need people around them... God loves togetherness. We should always have each others back both in prayers and welfare.

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  3. This can not be overemphasized.....there are three kinds of fellowship that God expects us to practice and this is one of them and very important. I am a member of a call and a leader as well and I can testify that its really a gathering of Mighty Men, each time we do, we make tremendous power available, dynamic its working and lots more happen...so fun I must say to those who are not a part of a cell or a unit fellowship in Church.
    This is a great post Catherine.....Weldone

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  4. Thank you Hannah for throwing more light to the post... God bless you.

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