Believers have been urged to always confess positively. This counsel came from Pastor Femi Odumabo of The Fountain of Life Church (TFOLC), Ilupeju, Lagos, at the first service on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
The service, which started with a powerful positive declaration with insight from Proverbs 18:21, saw Pastor Femi Odumabo title his exhortation, “Let there be light”.
Taking his scriptural text from Genesis 1:1-4, Pastor Femi Odumabo explained that irrespective of how big the universe is with the earth as just a tiny planet in it, God has it all in the palms of His hand.
The Bible, he said, never alluded in the beginning to troubles, Satan, or problems but God, which means that, before we were created, God had been our ready source by being a righteous judge, faithful God, and almighty one. “Hence, nothing is meant to trouble us,” he added.
The clergyman noted that God is a worker, and a person who does not work never delights God.
According to the pastor, God was intentional in His design of the universe in that he created man and other living creatures on earth to fulfil His glory.
Pastor Femi Odumabo added that God delights in the praise, worship, and reverence of his creations, just as he described God as an artist, physicist, chemist, and strategic planner.
Pastor Femi Odumabo told the worshipers to use their skills because God has promised to bless the works of their hands.
In a bid to contextualize the second verse of Genesis 1, the pastor stated that the formless, shapeless, chaotic state of the earth before the Spirit of God brought orderliness can also be relatable to the experiences of men, as it can be seen in the case of Paul on his journey to Rome in Acts 27 and how the angel of the Lord spoke safety to all that was on board, irrespective of the turbulence.
Bringing his sermon to a wrap, he expressed that the light spoken about in the third verse of the Book of Genesis was Jesus.
He, therefore, stated that God had to divide the darkness from the light to make the darkness irrelevant in the presence of light.
“Irrespective of the difficulty, darkness, and storm, God is saying, the Light has come,” he said.
Citing John 1:1-4 and Isaiah 43:19, Pastor Femi Odumabo advised believers to forget the past as every new day is a blessing to start all over again, with the confidence that He who has started the work will surely complete it.