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RCCG MARCH SPECIAL HOLY GHOST SERVICE 2023
THEME: GOD OF BREAKTHROUGHS
MINISTERING (DAY 1, TALK 2 – SOUTH SOUTH PRESENTATION): BRO. EZRA ASUQUO
DATE: 2ND MARCH, 2023
BIBLE TEXT: DANIEL 11:32
Somebody Praise the Lord – Hallelujah.
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You are Worthy to be Glorified
You are Worthy Jehovah –
you are Worthy to be Glorified,
You are Worthy Lord.
Father, we ask O Lord that You help us!
Help our infirmities O King of Glory.
Even as Your Word is coming forth, O Lord, let the Word heal all our infirmities in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Come and reign as Lord and take all the Glory.
For in Jesus’ Name we have Prayed – Amen.
I want to cease a Second to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Daddy GO for this Privilege. It’s an honour to have a small boy like on your Platform.
And Mummy, I want to say a very big ‘Thank You’. God bless You.
I Pray that the Lord will flourish you with long Life and Prosperity, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
The God of Breakthroughs:
Can we turn our Bible to the Book of Daniel 11: 32:
And such as do wickedly against the Covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the People that do know their God shall be Strong, and do Exploits.
… The People that do know their God shall be Strong, and do Exploits.
When we talk about Breakthroughs, we are not just talking about Financial Breakthrough;
Breakthrough can be Marital, Spiritual, Professional: Breakthrough in all ramifications!
And what brings Breakthrough are few things that we are ignorant of.
So when we are talking about Breakthroughs, there are so many approach to it. I’m not going to dive into that.
I want to highlight just Three (3) Approaches to Breakthrough:
The Bible says the People that do know their God shall be Strong, and they shall do Exploits.
Not the People that are aware that there is a God in Heaven; not those who are aware there is a God we can come to every Sunday morning and worship.
The People that know their God – The People who have Intimacy with the Lord, the People who have tangible Relationship with the God of Heaven; it says they shall be Strong and do Exploits.
The word ‘Exploit’ there means Breakthrough – Breaking Limitations, breaking Obstacles, breaking Barriers and Challenges.
… The criteria is that, you know the God you serve!
The criteria for doing Exploits, for breaking forth is to know the God that you serve.
If you know that you serve the All-Powerful God; the One with whom Nothing is impossible; then Breakthrough is not far from your borders.
Well, I Pray for Someone tonight: before you leave here or done reading this Message on the Label of DMC; you will come to the full realisation of the God of Heaven, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
The Bible speaking in Hebrews 11:6 says that God is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
So any man that is desirous of Breakthrough must diligently seek God.
Breakthrough is a byproduct of knowing God; Breakthrough is a byproduct of having intimacy with the God of Heaven.
I am going to mention Three (3) Approaches; besides other Approaches to Breakthroughs:
1. The first one is to Shun Iniquity.
Hebrews 1:9 says; Thou hast loved Righteousness, and hated Iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the Oil of Gladness above thy fellows.
“And hated Iniquity:”
Now He is not talking about sin, but Iniquity. Because Iniquity is a state of the Heart; it is the Vulnerability if a man do that which is wrong.
The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy Heart with all Diligence; for out of it are the issues of Life.
The Bible at every Point admonishes us to hate Iniquity.
And if you join it to the Book of Habakkuk 1:13, it says:
Thou art of Purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
This is one thing that has hindered the Church from having Breakthroughs – The State of our Heart.
We desire to do Exploits for the Lord, we desire to breakforth and break Limitations, but all to no avail.
If a man must encounter the God of Breakthroughs, do Exploits and break Limitations; the first thing is that you must shun Iniquity.
Isaiah 59:1-2 says; Behold, the Lord’s hand is not Shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your Iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.
2. The Second approach quickly, is Obedience to the Word of God.
If you check John Chapter 2; Jesus was invited to a Feast in Cana of Galilee. He was not a Governor, but while the Party was still going in, the Bible says the wine finished.
And Mary (the mother of Jesus) went to Him and said, the wine has finished.
In John 2:4-5, Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? My hour has not yet come. And His mother saith unto the Servants, Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the Governor of the feast. And they bare it – John 2:7-8.
The Bible says the Disciples did as they were told, and the water turned to wine.
That was obedience to the Word of God!
Most of us, our Breakthroughs lie in the Pages of the Scriptures. But because we don’t deliberately, intentionally read the Word; hence we seek Breakthroughs from Humans.
So the Second approach to activate Breakthroughs is to obey the Word of God.
If you check the Book of Luke 5:1-11; Peter was in the boat, they had toiled all through the Night, yet caught Nothing. Then Jesus stepped into the boat.
And Luke 5:4 says, Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
And Peter replied in Luke 5:5, Master, we have toiled all the Night, and have taken Nothing: nevertheless at thy Word I will let down the net.
Nevertheless at Thy Word…
Anytime a man yields to the Word of God, Breakthroughs will not be far from you; failure will not triumph over you, hindrance cannot stop you.
The Word of God says in Matthew 24:35 Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my Words shall not pass away.
And he Bible speaking in Acts 20:32 say, And now, Brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of His Grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an Inheritance among all them which are Sanctified.
To give you an Inheritance…
The word ‘inheritancee’ there means to inherit everything that comes from serving God Diligently.
Whether it is to Breakforth, to excel Professionally, to do Marital and Business Exploits; if only you would hearken unto the Word of the LORD.
I Pray that we will return back to Studying His Word, be deliberate to hearing from God, and doing His Will, in the Name of Jesus – Amen.
3. The third and last approach I am going to mention is Prayer.
If a man must get anything tangible from God, it must be on the Altar of Prayer.
If you want to survive after every Storm and get your Breakthroughs, it is done on the Altar of Prayer.
Let’s quickly check the Book of 1 Samuel 1:11-14, the Bible speaking concerning Hannah says she was crying because she was barren.
And in 1 Samuel 1:11 Hannah vowed to the Lord and said: O LORD of Hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his Life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
The Bible records that she Prayed to the Point that no Sound was coming out of her mouth, only her lips were moving. To the extent that when Eli the Priest saw her, he said: How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee – I samuel 1:14
And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a Sorrowful Spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor Strong drink, but have Poured out my Soul before the LORD. Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto – 1 Samuel 1:15-16.
Anytime a Believer mounts on the Altar of Prayer, Pouring out his or her Soul to God, I tell you that Breakthroughs will not be far from your Boarders.
John 16:24 says: Hitherto have ye asked Nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your Joy may be full.
There are things that God cannot give to us in the Place of our Morning Devotions or in the Place of our Evening Devotions;
Samuel could not enter into such time through the morning and evening Devotions. He needed a separate Hour of Covenant.
Hannah said, “I am Pouring out my Soul…”
When last did a Generation seeking Breakthroughs Pour out their Souls to the Lord?
What does the Bible says in Isaiah 66:8?
It says: Who hath heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the Earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a Nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
As soon as a man travailed in the Place of Prayer: I tell you that Deliverance, Healing and Breakthroughs will be restored.
Isaiah 53:11 says: He shall see of the travail of his Soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my Righteous Servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
… He shall see of the travail of his Soul.
No wonder Apostle Paul said in Galatians 4:19 – My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.
*Anytime a man travailed before the Lord, He will hearken unto the Voice of your travailing. He says when He sees it, He will be satisfied!
After Elijah locked the Heavens for three and half (3 ½) years; the Bible says he Prayed earnestly and there was no Rain.
On the day when he wanted to unlock the Heavens, the Bible says he returned to the Altar of Prayer: he sent his Servant the first time, there was no sign.
That is how our Breakthroughs are tarrying in Heaven: because when you Prayed the first time there was no reply you stopped!
But Elijah told his Servant to check continuously. And on the seventh (7th) time he saw a Sign as the finger of a man. And Elijah said, that’s all I need!
Whenever a man Pour out his Heart to Heaven, He says He will be satisfied! He only needs the travailing of your Soul to be satisfied.
The Bible speaking in Luke 18:1 says that men ought always to Pray, and not to faint;
When you read down it says (Luke 18:2-5) There was in a City a Judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a Widow in that City; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this Widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
There is no way we will continue travailing that we will not get something tangible from the Lord.
He says, Hitherto have ye asked Nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your Joy may be full – John 16:24
So whenever a man desires Breakthrough, part of the things is to return to the Altar of Prayer.
He says, Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee Great and Mighty things, which thou knowest not – Jeremiah 33:3.
Speaking again He says, If my People, which are called by my Name, shall humble themselves, and Pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land – 2 Chronicles 7:14
One of the Requirements is Prayer: it is to run to the Altar of Prayer. It is to go before the Lord saying, I have come – O God let Grace and Mercy speak.
If we will learn to call on the Name of the Lord, then we will not be crying for Breakthroughs.
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Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!
Can we be on our feet Please, as we take this Prayer Point:
1. O LORD, Please help me to break Barriers of my family.
Zechariah 4:7 says: Who art thou, O Great Mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a Plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, Grace unto it.
2. O LORD help me to break Limitations of my family; break hindrances in my family.
3. O LORD, Let a New RCCG be born tonight.
… Go ahead and Pray!
In Jesus’Name we have Prayed – Amen!
Lastly before I go, let’s turn our Bible to John 20:22.
It says: And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Whenever the Holy Ghost comes upon a man, Protocols are withdrawn.
Whenever the Holy Spirit steps in, God steps in. And He does not just step in; the Trinity steps in as well.
4. Lift your voice and say LORD, Please breathe upon me, breathe upon my family, breathe upon the ones that are looking up to me.