“Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!” “Be thankful to God for what He has done, is doing and will be doing in your lives!”- thus the worshipping group started the Sunday service and anointing of God’s presence filled the whole church.
Pastor Bose asked those who were ministered at the 18th anniversary of the Embassy of God church to come up the stage and prayed that God would honour and reveal Himself in a special way to those ministers.
Then a couple came to the stage, Olga and Oleg for the blessing of God’s for their new baby daughter. They testified how God kept the mother miraculously during pregnancy and brought to life a healthy child.
Next on stage was a couple Timur and Katerina for thier engagement. The fiancé Timur gave the following advice to the unmarried members :” Adhere to the chosen way and image given by God. Do not spread yourself too thinly to doubtful relationships not from God, but wait patiently to what God has prepared for you”. Katerina added: “We were walking in obedience having no desire to go further without God, because we wished He would bless our future family.”
Then Pastor Bose said that in our church we have rules and there must be obedience in God’ use. “If you love yourself and your future spouse you will do everything for you to be blessed by God. Never be in a hurry as real love is able to wait. We do not sin in a church, do not date and have no sexual relationships before marriage as this is a sin before God”, – pastor edified.
Pastor Bose added that the anniversary was full of content and made a review of the messages preached during April
Pastor Bose Adelaja shared the powerful preaching titled “The stone was pushed off the grave”
“The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
“Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.”
So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard” (Mt.27:62-66)
Pharisees thought that Jesus was the biggest trouble in their life, and if they took Him away everything would go for their favour. But they were mistaken. Pharisees tried all possible means, but having failed they made the decision to kill Him.
Pastor drew the congregation`s attention to the subject of anger. It is so easy to commit murder by living in anger. Those who are imprisoned for a crime of murder realize that anger brought them here. The same story with enemies of Jesus – priests: they did not understand His mission, but only saw Him as an impostor, and anger was growing in their hearts with each day.
Pastor reminded the words of pastor Sunday from the book “The Jesus you never knew” as the most important one. If you do not know Jesus you will kill Him as it is feasible to kill not only physically. It is a piece of cake to kill truth, faith, and understanding of who Jesus is for all people on the earth.
From a small confrontation righteous people and priests whose hands were clean came to a murder. “I was pondering over those who still hate us trying to distract people as many as possible from the Embassy of God church, and I see how the devil deceives and tempts them. These people curse us thinking that they are fighting for God. To search God and do good is harder than to harm God’s nation. Before I did not understand the scripture about the log in the eye, but today this is very urgent. Jesus asked: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” “First take the log out of your own eye”, – pastor Bose continued.
Death is not the end both for a believer and Jesus! In Christianity everything starts from death: a seed will not revive if it does not die. We will not resurrect if do not die with Him!
Pharisees were glad after Jesus’ death only for 3 days. But He told that would be resurrected on the third day and they remembered it. “For the third day every word, every prophesy from God for this church will be resurrected!”- pastor Bose declared. Then she specified that when God is silent it does not mean that He does not understand, but it means that He is waiting for the fullness of time.
“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.” (Mt.28:1-3)
We are serving God who is able to make great changes. Enemies cannot do it. People who go against God, against Jesus, His anointing will eventually run in order to save their own life when the great earthquake takes place. We are expecting the great earthquake made by God.
“I am here to prophesy into your lives. Every problem, crisis in your life will become a throne you will sit down; these are the problems that will raise you up on higher levels. God will roll back the stone from the grave of your problem and all your hardships will become His glory in your life because He is resurrected from the dead!”, – pastor Bose said.
Pastor finished the preaching with the following words:” We are serving an Almighty God and today we recall His death and resurrection. Nowadays we can resurrect together with Him having a great victory! Everything He received by His death and resurrection He has already given to us. Why do I look positively on the future? Because Jesus is raised up from the dead!”
Extremely powerful prayer according to this word was the last note of the service.
Dear friends, may the power of God’s resurrection dwell inside of you! Be richly blessed!
From the service of the central church,
Press center of the Embassy of God church
Translated by Valeria Granova
Edited by Emmanuel Chindove