THE MAN THAT GOD SETTLES!
"O Lord, settle me this month" is one prayer that is not far from the lips of many a Christian. From the man who has toiled all year with nothing to show for it to the man who has been a Christian for many years with no visible proofs, the quest for divine settlement is alive in the life of many believers.
Speaking on the running topic of the month, "Experiencing the Wonders in the Word," Papa reminded worshippers that every believer determines what obtains in his life. "You are absolutely responsible for the outcome of your life...No matter how gifted you are, if you're not studious, you end up a failure."
Decked in his characteristic white suit, the man of God carefully unveiled to the 50,000 and more members of the audience how a man can qualify for the settlement of God.
Not through yet, the bishop, now sweating profusely, gave another prerequisite for settlement - be planted in God's house. The grandfather also said "Blessed are they who ‘dwell’, not they that ‘visit’. Become an established member of God's family because Zion is the mountain of illumination" (Ps.84:4; 92:13 and Obadiah 1:17).
The architect-turned-preacher gave yet another quality of a man who wants God's settlement, namely - making a choice to serve God no matter what:"Serving God is not a calling; it is not a gift; it is a choice and when you make a choice to serve God, He makes a vow to set you free."
In closing the service which also doubled as the monthly communion meeting, the senior pastor reminded all attendees of the mysteries embedded in the communion - the body and the blood of Jesus. "The communion is an all-purpose drug; it is the only treatment for death. It is the miracle meal that neutralizes every poison and corrects every hormonal imbalance."
As we enter another week in the land of the living, one important question we must ask ourselves then should be, "am I qualified for God's settlement?" Well, the answer is between you and God as you are "absolutely responsible for the outcome of your life." Be the man that God settles!