Excerpts from the Morning Devotional Service at the Apostolic Faith Church, WECA HQ, Anthony, Lagos State, Nigeria. (25/10/2015)

26 October 2015
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Preacher:- Rev. Adebayo Adeniran 

Theme:- “A GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE     “ 

Notes:- 

–> Matthew 12: 42… “The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” 

There is a lot of similarities between Solomon, the king of Israel and Jesus Christ our saviour. But here (in the scripture we just read) Jesus is saying that two people can be similar but one is greater than the other. Jesus is greater than Solomon. I am praying this morning that you will see the greater one today and the riddles of your lives would be solved. 

There are riddles of your life you cannot unravel but a greater than Solomon will unravel them today.  

▪▪> Proverbs 8:14-15,19… “Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.  8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.  8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.” 

Do you need counsel for something in your life? Is there any problem anywhere? Is there something so hard in your life you don’t know where you are going to find answers. The giver of all answers to all problems is in our midst today. May you find him, may you talk to him and may you find solutions to the mysteries surrounding your life. As many as are able to come before him saying…”you are the person that can unravel the mystery of my life,  please show me that.” 

Are you crying, are you in the miry clay? There is somebody here this morning who wants to change your situation. The only person that can pick you from the miry clay and put you on the rock. 

When we look at the passage we read in our Sunday School, we are told that an angel said there was a book by the side of the throne of the Almighty God and the question was who is able to open the book or to look upon it? Jesus, the lion of the tribe of Judah is the only who can. 

▪▪> Revelation 5:2-5… “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?  5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.  5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.  5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” 

Are you here this morning and because of some mysteries in your life, of the afflictions, It might be in the home, in the place of work, on your body, sickness, you don’t know what to do about it? Even in your place of work, you are worried, you are anxious. 

Weep not??? Do not be too anxious. The lamp of God, Jesus Christ, is looking at your life like a book. Every page of your life. Every seal of the mystery of your life. Every chapter of your life is in the hand of Jesus Christ. He can open the page where you are in now and tell you what is written there and why you have gotten to this place. That is why I am happy you are here today (reading this) because the Lamb of God who has all eyes (all-seeing-God/Omniscient God) whose Spirit is moving here today will deliver you. He will wipe away your tears. 

Sometimes you come to a place in life, in a crossroad, you don’t know whether to turn back. Jesus knows where you should go. Why? It is because you are like a book before him. Every page, the back cover, the summary of your life, the back page, Jesus will read everything for you, provided you will come up hither, you will leave where you are and come to Jesus Christ. You must tell him “I know you hold the key to my life. I want you to really tell me where I stand and really work it out for me. Jesus does not only know, He can solve the problem. He can solve the riddles of your life. Today, may you apply unto Jesus Christ and you will go home with solutions. 

This is a sermon of solution. The mystery of your life, the mystery of your childlessness, the mystery of your joblessness, the mystery of your not marrying now, the mystery of where you are going in life and where you are coming from is with the lamp of God and I am praying that you will meet face-to-face with Jesus Christ, you will hear his word and you will get solutions. Where will you get solutions? You must climb higher, you must strive, you must separate yourself from the crowd, you must come to where Jesus Christ is, you must go on your kneels and open your eyes unto heaven. Your solutions will come today, today is the day of your agenda being open by heaven. May it not be like those ones that were with Jesus Christ; miracles were happening, people were being healed, families were being settled but they were complaining. There was no desire for the mysteries of their own lives. I am praying you will be among those who will come to the alter and find solutions to the problems in their lives. 

The first mystery of your life which you can not but settle with Jesus Christ is the mystery of sin. It might be that you are saying let us leave that one, let’s talk about the mystery of my sickness, let’s talk about the mystery of my broken home, let’s talk about the mystery of my joblessness. I say there is a lot that is happening in people’s lives because of the mystery of sin. 

What is the mystery of sin? Ask Jesus today, He will show you the secret. 

▪▪> John 5: 3,6,7,14… “In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.  5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?  5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.  5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” 

Here we are looking at the mystery of sickness caused by sin. Jesus told him the thing that caused this sickness in his life was sin and after removing sin from his life; Jesus told him to go and sin no more, so that greater things will happen to him. May God destroy sin and all that is sin in your life. Today may you allow Jesus Christ remove sin in your life. 

Also in these scriptures we can see that this man’s helplessness has turned to hopelessness. He even told Jesus Christ… “I have no man.” Weep not, in case you don’t have any man. No big man, no rich man, no politician, no uncle, no doctor to help you with the sickness in your body. There is somebody you have, Jesus Christ, the son of God will manifest himself to you this morning. He will not only heal you, he will remove the thing bringing sickness to your body, problem to your home, problem to your work. The foundation of sickness in the life of this man was sin. Jesus did not only heal him, he removed sin from his life. Jesus is ever ready to do the same to you. Are you ready to let him? Just have faith and he will reveal that mystery of your life to you. The mystery of sickness caused by sin, Jesus can solve it. 

It might be you have been saved, sanctified and baptized with the Holy Spirit and have checked your life for the source of the problem you are facing, you might even have asked God the reason for this. Jesus has answers to that mystery. 

▪▪> John 9:2-3… “And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?  9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” 

Jesus, the greater than Solomon. He does not only know your problem. He can do something about it and there is a time he has appointed your problem will end. The mystery of your life that you don’t know, Jesus has answers and they all have expiry dates.  

Tell yourself… “my problem has expiry date”. Sin has expiry date in your life, sickness has expiry date in your life and today can be the expiry dates of all these things in your life. May God help you to go to Jesus who can make all these things expiry. May God help you to make effort  

A child of God saved from his life of sin can have problem. As it is happening to the dry wood so is it happening to the wet wood. Human imagination is not equal to the revelation of God. Some of these mysteries, if you look at Jesus Christ will be a stepping stone to greater things. 

▪▪> John 9:3-7… “Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.  9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.  9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.  9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,  9:7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.” 

It is not the imagination of your head but the revelation of the mind of God. If we suffer with Christ, we shall also reign with him. Are you suffering silently in some sickness, you have asked God and He said you have not done anything…wait for his time. That problem will expiry. It is for the GLORY OF GOD. It is not to make you stumble. It is to perfect you, to make you understand more of God. Wait on Jesus Christ, that problem will expiry eventually. 

Jesus did not only know the mystery of that man’s life. He knew the solution to it and when the solution must come. He came to that place like he has come today, to make your problem to be something he will work upon and you must obey him like that man did. There are many Christians that argue… “Jesus, let my marriage be like this, let this one be like this.” What you want is solution and Jesus can use any means, He has a thousand ways where you have none.  

Jesus spat on the ground, mixed his spit with sand and anointed the man’s eyes. The man didn’t complain why that was used instead  of oil. The miracle of God is that simple, the only thing that connects you to Jesus is faith in his word. If you come this morning, Jesus will deliver you. 

He is saying that the riddle of your childlessness is known to him. Do you know that? You may be wondering why then hasn’t he done it. Sometimes he must wait to a particular time. Sometimes he is ready to do it but you are not ready to collect it. Just like Hannah she was always going to Shiloh but not until Hannah decided that today (that year), there will be a difference, nothing came forth. She said… “I will not come here in vain”. You must get to that point where you will decide to meet Jesus and not let anything hinder you. 

You must wait for Jesus Christ, he has something for you. At the alter, he will open the doors of your captivity. If it is not time, he will tell you to wait a little longer. He maketh everything good at his own appointed time but you must first hear that from God. 

Weep not! Has God given you a promise for a long time. Every day, every week, every year the promise seems to be going and the answer has not come. Don’t do anything of your own… don’t use your own method…don’t follow anybody anywhere. Wait on God. Stop, don’t shake about…come to the alter. 

▪▪> Genesis 15:7-8… “And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.  15:8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?” 

Do not go for substitute. Wait for the original thing from God. God brought you from the world, do not go back to your vomit. The devil wants to give you a substitute for original. Will you take it? You take a substitute, you take a problem. 

There is a realm of mystery in your life that can never be revealed to you except you go into consecration. God said somethings cannot happen in your life except through prayer and fasting (that is consecration). God is not a man that he should lie. If God says wait for me here, don’t go elsewhere. He won’t look for you where he didn’t tell you to wait for him. He told you to wait at the alter, wait with the people of God, wait there.  

This morning, whatever will move you from this alter (his presence), you should be ready to fight that thing because the God of solutions is here. The expiry date of your problem is today. The mystery of that problem in your life yesterday, today and is promising that tomorrow will not be good, today is the end. Jesus the mystery solver, the riddle solver is here.  

The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him and to them he will make to know his covenant. God knows the journey of your life. There is no page of your life, God does not know. There is a higher ground that God wants to take you. Do not let your reward of righteousness be given to another person. Wait on God! Weep not! Today is your day. Don’t take substitute for original. Pray until you get the solution to your problem from God. 

 

—-> God bless you as you pray 

  

Compiled by @MistrLecturer  

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