Dearly Beloved, I bring you greetings in the name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God and our soon coming King. Congratulations to every TREMmite, we made it; by the time we get to Wednesday October 31st, we would have concluded our annual October fast. You will agree with me that God’s Grace has truly been sufficient for us throughout this fast, He gave us the strength to wait on Him all these weeks, our God is faithful. This morning I feel constrained in my spirit to let you know that you will surely testify. God did not ask the household of TREM to seek Him in vain (Isaiah 45:19), therefore, there shall be bumper harvest of testimonies. The Carpenter is here, no individual, household, branch of TREM will go without a testimony.
“For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him:” (1Samuel 1:27 KJV)
The whole of 1Samuel chapter 1 is about a woman named Hannah. Hannah was one of the wives of Elkanah. Elkanah married two wives, Peninnah and Hannah. Peninnah had children, sons and daughters, but Hannah did not have children. One day during their yearly sacrifice at Shiloh, she left all of them and went into the house of the Lord and cried out to God, and God heard her cry and gave her a son named Samuel. And so in our text, she was telling Eli the priest to look at the evidence of her prayer because our God is a prayer answering God. This verse is a testament to the fact that God answers prayers, and that is why I have an assurance, I know that I know with every fiber of my being that you will surely testify.
Psalms 65:2 (KJV) “O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.” The bible is filled with assurances of the truth that our God is a prayer answering God. We have obediently waited on Him, and He will show Himself strong in our lives. Mark 11:24 (NKJV) “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” It is already done, our testimonies are guaranteed, just believe it. Matthew 7:7 (KJV) “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you:”. This is another guarantee that we have received our answers, all we should be doing now is thanking God because it is done.
Child of God, when you have this understanding, you will not pay attention to whatever the enemy is doing, his lies or antics, because you know what God has said, and therefore, that is all you focus on. All through the month of October, The Carpenter has been at work in our lives, and there is no horn that can withstand the hammer of The Carpenter. Whatever challenge you are faced with comes to an end in the name of Jesus. Whatever the sickness is called, at the mention of the name of Jesus, every knee bows, I therefore command that sickness to bow. Every horn that’s opposing you is completely destroyed in the name of Jesus. I declare unto you that your promotion is here, your business will succeed, you will build that house, you will get married, you will carry your babies, you will get to the next level in the name of Jesus. Your lips shall be filled with testimonies, everywhere you turn you will have a testimony. Evil shall bow before you, the wicked bows at your gate. It’s a new day in your life. I shall surely hear your testimonies in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Remember our close of fast service will hold here in the Cathedral on Wednesday October 31 at 4:00pm. Make sure you are here, you do not want to miss it. This is a corporate fast, and so it’s important that we end it together. Tell every TREMmite you know to be here on Wednesday 4:00pm.
In His Royal Service
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop