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Open Heaven – 15 February 2020: Questioning God?

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Topic: Questioning God?

By Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Memorise: “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” – Isaiah 45:9

Read: John 11:20-33 (KJV)

20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.

21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.

30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.

31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.

32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,

Bible in One Year: Leviticus 8-10

MESSAGE:

I am always surprised when I see people question God. Usually, they ask “Why me?”

“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” – Psalm 115:3

God is sovereign, He does as He pleases. If the kings of small towns or villages in Yorubaland could be called ‘kabio o si’, which means ‘None can question you’, how much more the King of the entire Universe – the One who laid the foundations of the earth and created all thing? It is a complete insult to question God.

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One man who questioned God in the Bible is Job. He had suffered a lot: he lost his children and all his wealth in a day. To make matters worse, incurable diseases showed up on his body and even his wife turned against him. It is strange that all these happened to him despite God testifying that he was a perfect and upright man (Job 1:8). It was so frustrating for him that his questions occupy several chapters in the book of Job. You may think his actions could be justified given all he had been through but God didn’t take it lightly. Like He is keeping quiet for most of the people questioning Him now, God didn’t say anything to Job until chapter 38. By the time He was through with His response, it was Job’s turn to keep quiet. He was dumbfounded and afraid, realizing the might of the One he had been questioning all along.

God is not your peer – stop questioning Him. He can see what you are going through and He cares. Instead of questioning Him, why not go to Him in prayer and supplication? In our Bible reading today, you will observe that neither Mary nor Martha queried Jesus in spite of their anguish. Rather, they worshipped and honoured Him. Little wonder Jesus responded to their tears with compassion and raised their brother from death. He cannot ignore the tears of His children. Cry to Him for help. Ask Him for a way out of the situation, call other believers to pray with you, and you will begin to see changes in your situation.

Key Point:

Questioning God is only a waste of time and an insult to the Most High.

Hymn 1: All Hail The Power

1 All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.

2 Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.

3 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
go spread your trophies at his feet,
and crown him Lord of all.
Go spread your trophies at his feet,
and crown him Lord of all.

4 Let every kindred, every tribe
on this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.

5 Crown him, ye martyrs of your God,
who from his altar call;
extol the Stem of Jesse’s Rod,
and crown him Lord of all.
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s Rod,
and crown him Lord of all.

6 O that with yonder sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.

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RCCG FIFTY (5O) DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE FOR SATURDAY 15TH OF FEBRUARY, 2020

DAY 36: SPIRITUAL MATURITY IN FAMILIES, TEXT: Gen.1:26-28. Family is a social unit of two or more persons related by blood, marriage or adoption God is the originator of the family Enemies are working tirelessly to make sure families are not at peace with God. Let us arise and pray for our families.

  1. Bless the name of the Lord for the salvation of your soul.
  2. Thank God for the gift of life, for it is only the living that can praise God, Psa 115:17.
  3. Thank God for His daily watch over you and your family, Psa 121:3-4.
  4. Thank God for satisfying your family with good things, Psa 103:5
  5. Thank God for supplying all the needs of your family according to his riches in glory, Phil.4:19
  6. Father, by your mercy let your spirit of unity reign in my family in Jesus name, Psa 133:1-3
  7. Father by your mercy break every yoke of disunity and misunderstanding from my family in Jesus name, Isa 10:27
  8. Father, by your mercy don’t let your presence depart from my family in Jesus name, Exo.33:5
  9. Father, by your mercy, break every chain of affliction in my family in Jesus name. Nah.1:9
  10. Father, by your mercy dismantle and destroy every generational satanic altar inherited both from my maternal and paternal sides in Jesus name, Jud 6:25
  11. Father, by your mercy, let power to make wealth release to my family in Jesus name, Deut.8:18.
  12. Father, by your mercy send unusual help to me and my family in Jesus name.
  13. Let us pray that wherever evil will manifest this year, we and our family members will not be there in Jesus name.
  14. Father, arise and frustrate anyone, any power that is making life difficult for me and my family to live in Jesus name.
  15. Father, by your mercy, give me and my family members the grace to serve, love and fear you to the end in Jesus name, Jos.24:15.

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