DATE: 10TH JULY 2022

BIBLE TEXT: 1 KINGS 19: 15-17 AND 19

Let Us Pray!



My Lord You are Good
My Lord You are Good
My Lord You are Good
You are Good to me, You are Good

King of Kings, You are Good
Lord of Lords, You are Good
My Lord You are Good
You are Good to me, You are Good

My Saviour, You are Good
My Healer, Yiu are Good
My Lord You are Good
You are Good to me, You are Good


Father Almighty, You are Good; King of Kings, Lord of Lords, You are Good; Saviour of Mankind, You are Good; The One with the Healing Stripes, You are Good; our Deliverer, our Provider, our Promoter, the Lifter Up of our Heads, our Defense, our Support, our Joy, our Strength, You are Good. Please, accept our Worship in Jesus Name.

Today in a very Miraculous Way, visit all Your Children, touch each and everyone of us, Command Your Blessings into our lives and let it be all be well with us and then take all the Glory Lord.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

Common, let Someone shout Hallelujah – Hallelujah!

Then wave at one (1) or two (2) People and say: God will be Good to you today – Amen! And then you may Please be seated!

We are continuing with our Series on: “GOING HIGHER” and we are now in Part 65 – “GOING HIGHER – PART 65”.

And we are moving on to 1 Kings 19:19. But Probably to be able to have a full grasp of all the Points that are in this Verse 19; maybe we will need to read again from Verses 15 to 17 – 1 Kings 19: 15-17 and 19.

1 Kings 19: 15-17 and 19

15. And the LORD said unto him (That is Elijah), Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be King over Syria:

16. And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be King over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be Prophet in thy room.

17. And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.

19. So he (That is Elijah) departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was Plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah Passed by him, and cast his Mantle upon him.

The First Thing that we want to Note here in Verse 19 as we go Higher in the Lord is something we want to call: “THE ISSUE OF TIME”.

God has a Timetable for everything.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8; the Bible says that as far as God is concerned, there is a time for everything – A time to be born, a time to die, a time to sow, a time to weep, a time to sing, a time to refrained from singing, a time to embrace, a time to refrained from embracing and so on and so forth.

… Everything has a time!

For Example, in Romans 9: 14-16; the Bible tells us that God says that He will have Mercy on whom He will have Mercy and Compassion on who He will have Compassion.

But then Psalms 102:13 tells us that even in Him having Mercy, His having Compassion; it is Time-Bound!

Because Psalms 102:13 says: Thou will arise and have Mercy on Zion. Why? – Because the time to Favour her; yea the Set Time has come.

I believed very deeply that the Time for Someone has come – Amen!

So, how do I know that my Time has come?

You see because in the Passage that we read here; Elisha woke up in the morning, he wasn’t expecting anything other than to do his business as a farmer. But some Meetings has been held behind his back and that Meeting is about to disrupt his entire Plans.

How do I know when my Time has come?

When your Time comes, two (2) Major things happen!

… And as you are going up Spiritually, take Note of these very, very important things!

1. Certain Things will happen absolutely beyond your Control that will affect you Profoundly. Certain Things will happen to “Certain People” that are connected to you in any way whatsoever but will spill over into your Life!

For Example:

I. In Genesis 41: 1-44; Joseph had known long ago that he was going to be a Great Man – That People will be coming to bow down to him (Brothers and even father and mother).

But when his (Joseph) Time came, it was a King that has two (2) Set of Dreams.

Joseph was having a nice sleep – The kind of sleep you can have as a Prisoner; Particularly if you are the one In-Charge of the Prison. And Somebody was dreaming – Two (2) frightening Dreams.

By the time the Dreamer woke up from his Dreams, things started happening in the Life of Joseph.

The Man who has been forgotten, even by the Fellow that he had helped was suddenly remembered. Why? – Because his Time has come.

By the end of the Day, the Prisoner has become the Second in Command to the King – Knees began to bow to him.

The Man who was in Prison was now riding in the Second to the Best Chariot in the whole of Egypt. Why? – His Time had come!

II. When your Time of Promotion comes as we find in Daniel 2: 1-end; the one that is going to be used to bring about your Promotion will have a Dream and forget the Dream.

The King had a Dream and forgot the Dream. He called all the Wise Men together – Come and interpret my Dream. They said that we can’t interpret your Dream unless you tell us. He said: No, I have forgotten the Dream.

Why? – Because there is one Person, just one Man called Daniel – A Prisoner, a Slave; he was going to be Promoted before the Day was over.

It wasn’t Daniel that dreamt; it was the King that dreamt and forget the Dream.

When your Day comes, something will happen beyond your Control to Someone who will be a Vessel in the Hand of God to bring you to where you are going!

III. In 1 Samuel 9: 1-27; when the time for Promotion come for Saul, his father lost some animals.

It wasn’t the fault of Saul, he didn’t know how the animals got lost and incidentally, when Saul was about looking for the “Lost Animal”, the animal was found.

But in the meantime in searching for the “Lost Animal”, he came in contact with Samuel – The Man who is going to anoint him to be King (1 Samuel 10:1).

IV. Consider David in 1 Samuel 15: 1-29.

David was doing his own job, minding his business. He had nothing to do with Somebody called King Saul, he didnt know that King Saul had disobeyed God and that therefore God had told King Saul that his Kingdom was over – I have taken the Kingdom from you, I am handing it over to Someone else.

David did not know and he has nothing to do with it.

By the time you now moved on to 1 Samuel 16: 1-13; God spoke to Samuel – Now fill your horn with Oil, I’m sending you to the house of Jesse, a New King is about to be anointed.

When your Day comes, the One the Almighty God is going to use to bring about your Promotion, to take you to Heights that you are not even dreaming about, will do something that will lead you into the fulfillment of the Purpose of God for your Life!

I don’t know who God is talking to today or as you are reading now on the Label of DMC; but the one that will Help you, will not even be able to do anything until they come to you to Help you – Amen!

2. The Second Thing that will happen when your Time comes is that wherever you may be; when your Day comes, the Favour of God will locate you Particularly if you are in God’s Plan!

For Example:

I. Consider Isaac – In Genesis 26: 1-14.

Isaac wasn’t at home, he waa in another Nation and there was famine in the Nation not caused by Isaac. And Isaac wanted to run away and God looated him and say: I brought you here to Prosper you.

Isaac, you might have forgotten, but in Genesis 22: 15-18; I Promised, I swore that I will bless your father but I will Multiply you. Your Multiplication is about to begin.

God located him there and say: Don’t go anywhere, this is your Land of Multiplication.

By the time God finished with him – You knew the rest of the Story. You can read the Chapter all the way.

Even the King of the Country came to him and say: Please, go away from us. You have become Mightier than us.

… One Man became a threat to a Nation!

II. Consider Jacob.

Jacob was running away from his brother – Esau, because he has just claimed the First Born’s Blessings.

And then in Genesis 28: 10-16, because God’s Plan included Jacob; he was sleeping in the bush, using a Rock for his Pillow. He wasn’t in the Synagogue, he wasn’t anywhere you could considered where you could have an Encounter with God but God located him and he had a Dream – You know the Story.

God visited him and says: I am the God of your father Abraham; every Promises that I made to your grandfather Abraham, I will fulfill in you.

… The Favour of God located him there!

When he woke up from his Dream, he said: Ha, God is here and I didn’t know it. God is everywhere!

In the same case of Jacob, when you read Genesis 32: 24-28; the Bible tells us that when Jacob was returning home after several Years in “Self Exile” and his brother (Esau) was coming with four hundred (400) Men to come and deal with him. When he was alone, God came again. The Favour of God located him again and a Man became a Nation. God Changed his name from Jacob to Israel.

When your Day comes, it doesn’t matter where you are; the Favour of God will locate you – Amen!

III. In Exidus 3: 1-5; Moses was at the backside of a Desert – Not just the Desert but at the very backside of a Desert. But God has a Purpose for Moses and God located him there. He wasn’t even Praying, he wasn’t listening to a Sermon or reading now on the Label of DMC like you are doing now but his Day came and God located him.

From time to time, you have heard me say: As God speaks, there is Someone here and before the Day is out, that Someone will know: Ha, Glory be to God, my Time has come at Last.

I am Praying for Someone listening to me now or reading now on the Label of DMC; your Time will come now – Amen!

I have never forgotten the Story of one of my Pastors – He was married for twenty six (26) Years if I can remember correctly – Barren, there was no where else to go as he is already in the Lord and already a Pastor in the Church.

And then during the Holy Ghost Service, the Word of God came and say: There is Someone here, your Waiting is Over!

Because God has Promised that I will make you Fruitful but years after years, nothing came.

He jumped for Joy and where the wife was, she too jumped up.

After twenty six (26) years, their Time came and it wasn’t long after that we began to hear their Testimony.

Not only have they gotten a Child but they have even gotten a Second.

But there is something else that I need to talk very quickly because this Particular Passage is loaded! – And that is what you will call “The Issue of Priority”.

Because 1 Kings 19: 15-17 that I read earlier so that we can understand Verse 19 (1 Kings 19:19) – God told Elijah what He wanted him to do:

1. Go and anoint Hazael, King over Syria – That is Assignment No 1.

2. Anoint Jehu, King over Israel – That is Assignment No 2.

3. Then anoint Elisha as a Prophet in your Room – That is Assignment No 3.

And if you know anything about Elijah, he is “The Original Yes-Man” – When God speaks, he obeys!

But here in 1 Kings 19:19; we find Elijah going straight to Elisha – Hazael, you can wait; Jehu sit down I’m coming. First let me deal with my Successor!

So, this is telling you that your son, your Legacy is very, very crucial! – We are talking of the “Issue of Priority”. Charity must begin at home!

Are you a Child of God? Are you already Going Higher? And are you leaving your children behind? Your Child/Family is your “Priority No 1.

God Himself said that anyone who is going to be a Pastor, a Minister of God; must first of all qualify from home! – He must have his home in order!

Kings are for the Nation; your children are for you!

Don’t forget that when Absalom died who had dethroned his father et cetera et cetera. When Absalom died and the whole Nation was rejoicing that the Rebellion is over.

What was David doing? – He was weeping: Absalom son. Because the Nation is for everybody but your family is your own.

Beginning from this moment, Pay any Price that will bring your children into the Kingdom of God because they represent your tomorrow!

We will continue from there next week (17th July, 2022) if the Lord tarries!



As for you who are not yet Born Again, your Priority according to Matthew 6:33 is to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness; every other things then will be added.

In other words, if you are seeking Position or anything else, and you have not yet sought the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness; you are wasting your Time.

So, I’m appealling with you today to come over to the Side of God today – Surrender your Life to Him, make Him your “Life Priority” and then your Future will be alright.

So, if you want to surrender your Life to Jesus Christ, you want to start to seek the Kingdom of God now, could you bow your head where you are now and I will Pray with you and the Almighty God will bring Salvation to you. And then you can join the Family of God and then you become a Child of the Living God.

Because He said: To as many that will believe in Him, to them He gave the Power to become the Child of God.

Until you become His Child, you are nothing at all.

So, if you will bow your head now and cry to Him; and say: Please, save my Soul, move me into the Family of God, Forgive all my sins and I will serve You for the rest of my Life.

I will join you in Prayer and your Time will come today for Salvation.

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Let Us Pray!



My Father and my God, The Saviour of Mankind. Thank You for Your Words.

Thank You especially for those who are saying: Ha, Lord I want to begin to seek You and Your Kingdom now.

Please accept them, save their Souls, let Your Blood wash away their sins, receive them into the Family of God.

From now on, Please treat them as Children so that when they cry to You for anything, You will answer them by Fire.

As for those of us who are already Your Children, I Pray that You will give us the Grace to do everything necessary to bring every Members of our family to You.

In Jesus Mighty Name we have Prayed – Amen!

Praise the Lord – Hallelujah!

Now, those of you who has given your Life to Jesus Christ, I rejoice with you. Please, contact me as quickly as Possible and I Promise you that I will be Praying for you.

And then look for any Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) near you – Tell the Pastor there that I sent you. He will arrange for your Baptism and then you will begin to learn more about God.

God Bless You – Amen!!!

Thank you so much for staying all through to read.

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