NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2017
THEME:Suddenly Grace & Favor Showed Up
There is an amazing story in the Bible that demonstrates and shows that our God, Our Father is the God of “Suddenly”. When something suddenly happens to God’s children there is a shift from the natural to the supernatural. There is a shift from hopelessness to hopefulness. There is a shift from “It’s not possible” to ” I can’t believe God just did that for me”. There’s is a shift from the mindset of “I can’t” to “He Can”. God is about to in an unprecedented way, release His Suddenly upon the lives of Spirit Lifers around the globe in JESUS NAME.
What Does Suddenly mean?
It means quickly and unexpectedly. It also means immediately, instantaneously, instantly, straightaway, all of a sudden, all at once, promptly, abruptly, and swiftly.
When Grace and Favor show up in your life it is “God’s Suddenly” that is taking place in your life.
Grace means God blessing, healing and delivering you because of Jesus. The Grace of God is His unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor toward you simply because of Jesus’ finished work at the cross.
When God does something “Suddenly”, the unexpected happens not because we merit and deserve it, but simply because of the Finished Work of JESUS. It’s not through your obedience and good works.
“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”
Acts 16:25-26 NKJV
…Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”
Results/Effects of God’s Suddenly in the Life of His Children
1. Great Earthquake:
(Earthquake in scripture generally describe the Mighty Power of God).
The old way of doing things, traditional ways of thinking that are not working for your life is abruptly removed. God’s mighty power through His Word is going to affect a lot of mindsets of wrong beliefs, errors in how God is perceived and viewed. A miraculous renewing of the mind is going to be in effect.
2. All doors opened:
(Open doors mean new opportunities, new frontiers , innovations, creativeness ).
God will cause you to be in the company of people and situations you didn’t deserve. He will give you wisdom beyond your imagination to know which door(s) He opened and which door(s) He is shutting.You will see opportunities like never before and boldness to step into these new opportunities. Stagnation will be broken in your life.
When God opens a door, it will not contradict His word.
When God opens a door It will cause you to depend on Him alone and not your abilities.
When God opens a door you will have His Peace concerning it. He will use others to bring confirmation to you.
“The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it”. Proverbs 10:22 NKJV.
No open door from God will regularly take you away from His presence of Fellowship and fellowshipping with your brethren (Church services).
No open door from God will destroy your marriage and the relationship with your children or no longer spending time with the ones you love.
No open door will be detrimental to your health.
3. Chains are loosed:
( Deliverance from Strongholds).
Bad habits will stop miraculously. Addictive behaviors will break supernaturally. This means that the root cause of issues (health, financial, marital, family etc) is going to be addressed once and for all.
“He brought them out of their gloom and darkness and broke their chains in pieces. They must thank the Lord for his constant love, for the wonderful things he did for them. He breaks down doors of bronze and smashes iron bars.”
Psalm 107:14-16 GNT
How do we initiate an atmosphere of God’s Suddenly of Grace & Favor
1. Believe that God is on your side, that He is for you and not against you.
When someone is against you it means they are hostile, in opposition, unsympathetic towards you.
Never think that because you are going through something or things are not working out at the moment as planned, that God is somehow against you or causing it to happen to you. God is NEVER against His Children
“Let us, then, hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we have a great High Priest who has gone into the very presence of God—Jesus, the Son of God. Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy for our weaknesses. On the contrary, we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way that we are, but did not sin. Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.”
Hebrews 4:14-16 GNT
“…..We were God’s enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Now that we are God’s friends, how much more will we be saved by Christ’s life!”
Romans 5:10 GNT
“At one time you were far away from God and were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought. But now, by means of the physical death of his Son, God has made you his friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into his presence.”
Colossians 1:21-22 GNT
“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.”
Jeremiah 29:11 GNT
PAUL and Silas must have believed this from the depth of their soul that God was still and always on their side…as we see in their response to the jailer in Verse 31 of Acts 16″Believe in JESUS and you will be saved ..these attitude provoked a Suddenly from Heaven…
2. Get into a habit of Praying (declaring) the Finished Work of JESUS over your matter…
as far as God is concerned your situation, your circumstances whatever you maybe experiencing is FINISHED. This means you have to see it the way God sees it. Your prayer Life must become focused on declaring what God sees about your life and not what You see about your life.
For instance, you are having health challenges…Your prayer should not be talking about how sick you are, and how long you have been praying or how long you have been dealing with this sickness…Your prayer should be “Father I thank you and believe that you have healed me because your word says so, I thank you that I will live to declare my healing testimony to the world in JESUS name”.
PAUL and Silas prayed their Victory, they prayed the end result before it manifested.
3. Get into the Habit of Praising God no matter how bad things Look..
You will Experience an immediate change in your circumstances when in spite of them, you sing praises to God.
God’s unmerited Favor shows up and every closed door will open and everything that has held you bound will immediately be loosed.
Paul and Silas were in so much pain and despair, they had every reason to complain and blame God and others for their issue…but they made a very conscious decision and that is to Praise God no matter how bad it got for them
“Even though the fig trees have no fruit and no grapes grow on the vines, even though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no grain, even though the sheep all die and the cattle stalls are empty, I will still be joyful and glad, because the Lord God is my savior.”
Habakkuk 3:17-18 GNT
Beloved, your WILL is a very powerful tool God has given you to affect your life. When you make a decision to change your attitude God’s Favor, Grace and Strength automatically manifest to aid us in those times. This was the result of PAUL and Silas.
I Prophesy to God’s People of SLFBC/GODHEAD WORLDWIDE and to any other who receives this Word by the Spirit of the Living God.
2017 is “MY YEAR OF GOD’S SUDDENLY “.
There will arise testimonies from His people from every corner of this assignment uncommon Grace and Favor…uncommon Wisdom to solve complex issues, uncommon healing and health, uncommon Riches and Wealth. These shall be the testimonies of His people as follows..they shall say…
Suddenly My Spouse started Serving God and Coming to Church like never before.
Suddenly the Position I prayed for but totally had no hope of getting because my time had passed has come to me.
Suddenly my health changed for the better after so many years of medication and hospital visitation.
Suddenly an exam I have failed multiple times I passed with flying colors.
Suddenly I got into the university of my choice and studying the course of my choice.
Suddenly someone came to me and blessed me with a car that I didn’t even ask for.
Suddenly my landlord said He will forgive me of the rent i owe him and as a matter of fact God put in his heart to give me the property to run and eventually own it.
Suddenly everyone who owed me money began to pay me and some paid with interest.
Suddenly I was able to buy my own house..
Suddenly I was to able to build my own estate and become a landlord myself.
Suddenly I was able to give abundantly to kingdom work the way I desired in my heart.
Suddenly I was told by the Doctor I was pregnant after waiting for a while..
Suddenly an idea came to me and opened a mighty door for my business.
Suddenly relationships that I thought could never happen again were restored.
Suddenly I find myself walking in peace and Joy like I never had before concerning my life.
Suddenly I realized like never before that God loves me, accepts me, believes in me and is for me and now I no longer walk in guilt and condemnation over my life.
RECEIVE THE WORD OF THE LORD TO HIS CHURCH IN JESUS NAME.
MY YEAR OF GOD’S SUDDENLY
By His Grace alone,
Gordon A. Gordon-Osagiede
Bishop: Spirit & Life Family Bible Church Worldwide