The Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church (TFOLC), Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has charged believers not to get weary of presenting their case to God but to be confident in going to Him, noting that God still hears and answers.
Speaking while ministering during the May 4 Thursday Showers service, which was held at the main auditorium of the church, the cleric who referenced 1 John 5:14-17, said, “God hears, and this is where the confidence of a believer rests.
“Knowing that only God, by the move of His Spirit, can answer and do all things makes the believer’s confidence to grow in asking Him for anything.
“Once confidence is removed, the believer is a non-starter. The confidence is in the believer asking God anything, not some things, but anything, and once it is in line with His will, He hears the prayer of the Christian.
“As long as it’s beyond what man can do or fix, beyond what the government can offer as a solution, then it can be the ‘anything’ God can hear and answer to. Do not keep to yourself; share it and be bold about it, and the more you receive”.
The clergyman also cited Matthew 7:7-11 and Luke 11:13 to say that God is not out to play games with the church, adding that Jesus meant his promise that anyone who asks would receive, those who seek would find, and anyone who knocks would have the door opened to them.
Pastor Taiwo also noted that the Holy Spirit is the activator of the promise. “God does nothing good except through His Spirit. Once the Christian asks, by His Spirit, answers will come”, he said.
While urging his listeners to believe and trust God, the senior pastor posited that they should not make God their last option but their first.
He said, “Don’t conclude before going to God in prayer. It doesn’t matter what the situation looks like. “Everyone who asks receives.”
Pastor Taiwo ended the service by leading the worshippers in praying in the Spirit, directing all their needs to God with the help of the Holy Spirit.