The first rally of the Discovery for Men in the year 2019, took place on the 17th of March at 4pm. The theme for this edition was tagged “Great Possibilities”. The program began with praise and worship after which the compere for the day, MC Abbey took to the stage.
His first task was to introduce the testimonies and the first person was Bro. Jerry Osagie. Bro Osagie recently turned 40 and he marked it with the launch of his book titled How To Borrow. His testimony began in November 2000 when he attended the Discovery for Men and The Fountain of Life Church for the first ever time. The theme at that event was Isaiah 49:1, and it had resonated with him. Sometime in 2017, he had an armed robbery attack that cost him his 2 laptops an iPad tablet and a 1 terabyte (TB) external hard drive which contained most of his work, particularly the book which he had been writing. Through the bidding of the Holy Spirit, he was able to start the book from scratch, and was able to complete it in 2019.
The guest music minister was E-Ben. He performed songs such as: “How Great Thou Art”, “Hallowed Be Your Name”, “You are God all by Yourself”, “He Has Given Me Victory”, “We Go Dey Hail Your Name”. The ministration was filled with energy throughout, much to the delight of the congregation. The Grace Levites also added with their rendition of “The Lord is My Shepherd”.
The President of the Discovery for Men, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya spoke on the theme Great Possibilities. He started his message reading from the book of Mark 9:23, where Jesus spoke to the father of the boy who needed to be healed, that “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” He added that some other contemporary versions asked the question “what do you mean if”. In addition to this verse, he pointed out other verses in the bible that spoke about possibilities. These were: Matthew 19:26- All things are possible, Mark 14:36- All things are possible, Genesis 18:14- is anything too hard for God. Numbers 11:23- The Lord of all possibilities. Job 42:2, Jeremiah 32:17- Nothing is too difficult for Him.
Pastor Taiwo continued, that “With God, there are endless options. The days of getting stuck are over.” He also said, “If your faith is working, there will be an overflow of thankfulness.”
He later spoke on Dominion, as referenced in Genesis 1:26 and said: “For every situation we find ourselves in, our imagination kicks in, However, Dominion bows to our imaginations.” Pastor Taiwo further gave the definition of dominion as: Our creative imagination, rising up and informing our declaration, thereby creating the manifestation. He said, “our imagination is the key to our covenant blessings.”
As children of God who have enjoyed dominion, thus far in their lives, Pastor Taiwo asked how to describe what God has done for us?
- He has restored us to a place of limitless possibilities
- By standing on the Word – The Just shall live by Faith (Romans 1:17)
- With overflowing thanksgiving: Colossians 2:6-7, Philippians 4:6, Romans 1:21
In conclusion, Pastor Taiwo added that we may not see the change we require unless we are changed. Every season comes with its own opportunities and it is up to us to position ourselves for the new season. While the old saying goes: Opportunity once lost can’t be regained, it is up to us to position ourselves for the new season ahead.