By Funmi Komolafe
We begin Joyful Homes, this week, with the statement of Dr. Daniel .K Olukoya, General Overseer of the Mountain and Fire Ministries:
“By the reason of the anointing, the yoke is broken”.
Nearly all challenges that we experience as human beings are called yokes by Christian leaders.
Yokes, sometimes, manifest physically; others times, they don’t. Many of these yokes are inflicted by fellow human beings and this is the reason many have gone from one hospital to another, yet no cure, no solution .
The ‘yoke’ and how it could be broken is stated in Isaiah 10 verse 27: “ And it shall come to pass in that day , that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder and yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing”.
The anointing clearly is the power of the Holy Spirit .
Are you in the right place?
Many couples, who have been waiting on the Lord for children, have moved from one fertility clinic to another, yet nothing has changed. Some have visited herbalists and nothing has
happened. Others have gone to churches and nothing has happened. Why? The answer is simple. It is only God; Jehovah Elohim; the God of Creation that creates. He is the only one that gives children.
It is natural that a couple trusting God will take one step or another, but, in most cases, relations who put pressure on the couple assume they are not taking any step.
What is important is that we take the right steps. True, you may be an ardent worshipper, but is that particular church addressing your specific challenge? Are there programmes for singles who wish to be married or those believing God for children?
You need to be in the right place. However, we must always remember that we go to church to worship and serve the God of man and this is why our faith is crucial.
As usual, let’s share this testimony given at Mountain of Fire Ministries monthly ‘Power Must Change Hands’ service.
A lady, who had been married for five years, said she and her spouse consulted medical doctors, one of whom told them that her husband had a low sperm count and was recommended for surgery but the couple decided to pray out the challenge.
It must be said that there is nothing wrong with going for surgery, but this particular couple opted for prayer.
According to her, she and her husband went for a weekend deliverance service. Barely two months after, she got pregnant and didn’t know she was pregnant. She took ill and visited her doctor and, it was during this process that she was confirmed three months pregnant. The good news is that she gave birth to a baby boy.
How do you know if you are in the right place?
I will refer to a sermon of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, during one of the Holy Ghost Night programmes.
He said it is simple. Where you worship? Is reference ever made to the word of God? Is it a place where you have to go seeing the man of God all the time?
In other words, is your concentration on the God of man or the man of God? . To identify the right place of worship, focus must be on the word of God. Focus must be on the God of man.
Many have suffered all kinds of losses. For some, it is a case of broken relationship which has frustrated every attempt to get married. For others, it is persistent miscarriage.
Still for others, it is financial loss or even broken home.
Which ever is yours, all that you needs is divine intervention. When God intervenes, restoration becomes possible. When God intervenes, he does something beyond your expectation. The intervention of God makes people to glorify the name of God.
Let’s consider the case of Mrs. X. She was married and had a son within the first two years of marriage. She did everything humanly possible but could not have another child though she wanted one.
She and her husband went from one clinic to another and was told by doctors that there was no reason they couldn’t have more children, but none came.
By this time, her husband’s relations had been taunting him. Meanwhile the couple stuck together and began to move from one prayer meeting to another until they came to right place; today, after 16 years of waiting, they have another child, a baby boy.
Let me share another testimony from Mountain of Fire Ministries.
A woman, who said she waited on the Lord for 12 years, was told by doctors that one of her fallopian tubes was blocked. She had surgery but no baby came.
According to her, during one the programmes, “ Power Must Change Hands”,
she prayed and carried out the instructions of the man of God, Pastor Olukoya, and, in September of that year, she conceived and had a baby boy.
There is also the case of a woman who said hers was a case of persistent miscarriage. Within a year, she lost two pregnancies, but, during one of the programmes, Pastor Olukoya gave a word of knowledge, “ There is a woman here, you lost two babies but the Lord said. He will compensate you”.
During the programme, the congregation was asked to form a group of seven each and pray for one another. She complied and was prayed for. Within a short time, she conceived and had a set of twins.
For every thing we may have lost , God is able to give more .
Don’t give up
So what is it that you are trusting God for? Is yours the case of delinquent children? Be assured that there is no challenge that is beyond God. Jeremiah 33 verse 27 states: “ Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” Therefore, our duty is to refuse to be brought down by our challenges. Keep faith alive, create quality time for prayers and study the word of God. Whatever is an obstacle to your attainment of a joyful home, with God on your side, you will overcome.
Believe it or not, you will