AUGUST (2017)



As the Lord directed us to reserve today as the day to specially thank, bless, praise and adore Him. It is mandatory on us as His children to obey and use every arsenal at our disposal to express our sincere gratitude for His love, protection and the wonderful effects on our lives. Psalm 103:1-5




  1. It is a commandment. The Psalms are filled with calls to give thanks unto the Lord. In Psalm 100:4 we are commanded to “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name”. 
  2. King David, in the book of Psalm 50:14-15 enjoined Christians to offer unto God thanksgiving: and pay their vows unto the most High.
  3. Paul the Apostle, in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 commanded all Christians in everything to give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus”. 
  4. Thanksgiving gives peace of mind. Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts to which also you were called in one body and be thankful”. Thankfulness is a form of contentment, or peace of mind. A truly thankful person usually has nothing to worry about. Being thankful puts our thoughts on God, rather than on our problems. The more thankful we are, the more God's peace will rule our hearts and minds.
  5. Thanksgiving brings multiplication. Mathew 15:36. “Then he took the seven loaves and the fishes, gave thanks to God, broke them, and gave them to the disciples: and the disciples gave them to the people. Whatever you have, no matter how little it is, show gratitude to God and you would surely be blessed multiple fold.
  6. Attainment of Victory: Paul in one of this epistles wrote “But thanks     be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1Corinthians 15:57).
  7. He is a merciful God who deserves to be appreciated: Psalm 107:1 “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever”.
  8. To receive His grace: Paul in “1Cor. 1:4” thanked God on behalf of the church of God for the grace given to us by Jesus Christ.
  9. Someone one said “If you can't be satisfied with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped”.
  10. Reminders of what we enjoy daily from God and reasons why we must thank Him.


  • His “righteous laws” (Psalm 119:62).
  • The faith of others which sustain and cheer us (Philemon 1:4).
  • He has answered me and become my salvation (Psalm 118:21).
  • He has redeemed us. “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).  





 January message (2016)


Glory be to God for spearing our lives to witness first Sunday in this year 2016.

The Topic for today’s message in coined out of our watchword for this year, taken from Mark 16:15 that says “and He said unto them, go ye into the world and preach the gospel to every creature”. Last year watchword was taken from Psalm 118:17, and God in His infinite mercy has kept us and all that belong to us, we must therefore reciprocate the good gesture of God by fulfilling the pledge of proclaiming the works of the Lord in 2016. 

It is imperative for us as children of God to be grateful to our Creator who has sent the only begotten son JESUS CHRIST to the world for the salvation of mankind. The only way God want us to show appreciation for our salvation is by heeding to His directive in Mark 16:15-20 and Mat. 28:18-20. We should not allow anything to distract us from preaching the Gospel this year, just as the book of Isaiah 43:10 says “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He; before me there was no God formed neither shall there be after me”.

God has raised many people to bear witness, among whom Prophet Isaiah was, to foretell about the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are the present day witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, bible made it know that from the mouth of two or three people will fact be established. This is our commission and duty for this year, play your part in saving souls. Even on this earth witness is very important in the court proceeding. We are therefore the witness of God and of the gospel of Jesus Christ Luke 24:48.

The Apostle has done their part and handed over unto us, we must also spread it to the world, Act 5:32. We must not fill shy to bring sinners unto salvation this year, and as we do these miracles will follow, Mark 16:20.

I pray as we obey, God will manifest Himself, the grace and power to be up to the task will be given unto us all. Amen.

Happy new year.



Febuary Message (2016)


                In Luke 18:1-8 Jesus gave us a parable about prayer where He charged us to pray always and not faint.  Also in the book of I Thessalonians 5:17 He admonished us to pray without ceasing.


                Prayer is communion with God.  It is an expression of our heart desire to God. Prayer in Greek Language is called AITEO which means ASK (John 15:7) or request.  It consists of adoration, thanksgiving, confession and petition (Phil. 4:6). God has fore for ordained both the prayer and its answer. Prayer appeared 114 times in the bible.  This shows the importance of prayer and the reason bible kept stressing it.


  1. When we pray we show that we totally and absolutely rely on God.
  2. It justifies the fact that truly we deserve something from God. If we don’t ask (pray) it implies that we feel we can live our lives independent of God and as such we don’t need anything from Him. If we fail to ask Him for what we need we are only denying ourselves of our right.
  3. It shows that we are truly children of God Jere. 33:3 says, “call unto me and I will answer you”. Ps. 50:15; Job 14:15 and also Hymn 524 stanza 2 and 6 respectively talked about prayer and its importance.

It is however important to know that praying to God implies a right relation with Him.  Acceptable prayer can be offered to God by the righteous only (James 5:16). The prayer of the wicked is an abomination to Him Pro. 15:29; 28:9.


-          Pray in the name of Jesus John 14:13

-          Pray according to God’s will 1 John 5:4

-          Pray with faith

                We have talked about prayer today, we will continue to focus on prayer in all our progrommes. It is important for us to put all our heart desires in prayer and start living a prayerful life by praying unceasingly.  May God bestow this grace upon everyone of us. Amen.



March Message (2016)

Importance of prayer

(Message on Prayer Continues)

Jesus our lord was a man of prayer. We can refer to Him as the Father of prayer.  One of the Hymns in the Gospel Hymn Book of Christ Apostolic Church precisely Hymn No. 524 stanza 2 says.

I want to be like Jesus

So frequently in prayer;

Alone upon the mountain-top

He met His Father there.

            Jesus our Lord wants all His followers and children to be prayerful and to pray always as clearly stated by Him in Luke 18:1 “And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint”. In actual fact He is telling us to pray ceaselessly.  Disciples of Jesus were like Him in all things prayer inclusive.  The lesson of prayer which Jesus taught them is what they put in practice.

            Christians nowadays must be fervent in prayer. Rom. 12:12 admonished us to rejoice in hope; patient in tribulation and continue instant in prayer. In Act 12:5 we saw the praying church in the real act of prayer, praying for the deliverance of Peter who was imprisoned by Herod. The disciples of Jesus prayed and the bible make us to know that the place where they were shook to its foundation (Act 4:31).

            Apostle Paul was prayerful just like others. He admonished the church in Ephesus to pray all times in the spirit. Only prayer in the spirit can solve our problems because it is written “…… the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”. Also he told the brethren in Colosse to continues in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving Col. 4:2

            Children of God it is a must for you to pray and pray in the spirit, Jesus prayed to God all night as it is written in Luke 6:12 “And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God”. Likewise He prayed in the wilderness. Luke 5:16 says “And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed”. Prayer had been parts and parcel of Jesus, even when He was about rounding off his earthly ministry He prayed. “Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder” Matt. 26:36.

There is a popular song that says:

Prayer is the key, prayer is the key, prayer is the master key,

Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer,

Prayer is the master key

From CAC Gospel Hymn 524 stanza 6 which says

But oh, I’m not like Jesus

As any one may see;

Then, gentle saviour, send they grace

And make me like Thee.

Just like this song writer we know that we are not like Jesus, therefore we need to pray for the grace to be like Him.





April Message (2016)




(Message on Prayer Continues)


A.        When do we pray


            i.          We can pray in the morning – Ps. 5:3


            ii.         We can pray in the afternoon – Ps. 55:17


            iii.        We can pray in the evening and in the night – Ps. 55:17


            iv.        We can pray in the afternoon and in the night – Ps. 88:1


            v.         We can pray every day – Ps. 86:3


vi.        We can pray always, but it is good to have a particular period to commune with God daily – 1 Thess. 5:17


B.         What we can pray for: We can pray for


            i.          Our daily bread            - Matt. 6:11


            ii.         Forgiveness of our sin – Matt. 6:12


            iii.        Sense of direction and guidance from the Lord – Gen 24:1-end


            iv.        Victory over temptation and sin – Matt. 6:13


            v.         Second coming of the Lord Jesus – Rev. 22:17


            vi.        Sick and people having problems – Heb. 13:3


vii.       All people, the kings, people in authority in the church, in the city, in the country for our peaceful living and salvation of sinners – 1 Tim. 2:1-3


I pray that the Lord will give us power of prayer, spirit of prayer and authority of prayer. Amen




“Prayer is efficacious for whoever prays


My father, My Creator


Hear my prayer”



May Message (2016)



=TEXT: ACT 16:16-40




                As Christians, we are very much interested in what become of our souls at the end of our sojourn on earth.  We believe, and very strongly too, that heaven or kingdom of God is the reward of Christians and Christianity. But there is a question to this view. Is heaven the reward of every Christian?  No, the scripture made us to know that only the redeemed (i.e. born again) will inherit the kingdom of God (Heaven). The Word “INCHING” in the topic is used because of its peculiar meaning – moving along slowly and carefully.


What is Salvation? Salvation is defined as the act of God’s grace in delivering His people from bondage of sin and condemnation and transferring them to the kingdom of His beloved Son. From this definition we can see that God promise all mankind eternal life through salvation.


 The question “what should I do to be saved?” was asked at various times and under different circumstances in the Bible.  However, the example of Paul and Silas answer  who embarked on evangelism, freed a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination and falsely imprisoned will be used in this context. Paul gave this answer to the keeper of the prison “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. However, we must know that salvation can only come when we take some steps of faith. These steps of faith to salvation are the following:


  1. Admit that you are a sinner, repent of your sin and forsake it - Rom. 3:23, I Jh. 1:8
  2. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you and came to save you - Rom. 5:8
  3. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour - Act. 16:31
  4. Believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and no man can come to the FATHER  without Him (JESUS)  - John 14:5-6
  5. Know that your righteousness can not save you. For by grace we have been saved through faith in Jesus Christ  Eph. 2:8-9
  6. Bridle your tongue. Remember two criminals that were nailed on the cross with Jesus, one of them spited Him while the other who asked Him to remember him when He comes into His kingdom received the grace to be with Jesus in the paradise while the former ended his journey in hell  - Luk 2:39-43, James 3
  7. Know the truth and live your life by it – Jh. 8:32
  8. Don’t Judge others or condemn them, if you do you will be inching way from salvation Mat. 7:1-2
  9. Stop procrastinating, so that you will not be like Felix who despite listening to Paul preaching concerning the faith in Christ, righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, trembled but did not repent  - Act 24:25
  10. Preach the Gospel. It is a must for those that have been save stand to the salvation of others  - I Corin. 9:16.





 Before anybody can become a true disciple he must have Jesus and have known who He is. Matt. 16:13-21. He must be a person who humbles himself totally before God Phil. 2:5-10. He must love his fellowmen and himself and had no resentment (hatred) towards anybody. Just as Jesus loves everybody, he must love all and sundry, but hate sin 1 Cor. 13:1-4, 1 John 4:7-8. He must also be at peace with everybody Heb. 12:14.


            To be a disciple is not a matter of lip saying but we must arise and win soul for God. We must seek and bring back to Jesus Christ the lost sheep, backsliders and sinners. We must go out and proclaim Jesus as the word of God enjoins us in Mark 16:15 “go ye into the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Just as Christ is a model for us and also the finisher of our faith, who is loving, humble, forbearing and compassionate it is expected for leaders and followers (disciple) to follow His example. A true disciple must seek the kingdom of God and not entangled himself with the things of the world that are not lasting. According to scripture in matt. 6:33-34 “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteous….” All the things we purse in the world are ephemeral and addition. God has promised that He will give them unto us.







                “I was in the spirit on the Lord’s Day and I heard behind me a loud voice as of a trumpet saying I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last and, what you see, write in a book and sent it to the seven churches which are in Asia: To Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea” (Rev. 1:10-11).

           These seven assemblies are examples of the kind of the churches that exist throughout history. This means that all seven letters are warning to every church in every age. Vivid descriptions of the seven churches are as follows:

  1. Ephesus               -              The loveless church
  2. Smyrna                 -              The persecuted church
  3. Pergamos            -              The compromising church
  4. Thyatira                -              The corrupt church
  5. Sardis                    -              The dead church
  6. Philadelphia       -              The faithful Church
  7. Laodicea              -              The lukewarm church.

Now we shall consider the second church which is at Smyrna, one of the two churches that received no rebukes from Christ. 


A.            “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, these things says the first and the last, who was dead and come to life (Rev. 2:8). 

The description of Christ given to this small church on the verge of being snuffed out by persecution is that Christ is the first and the last, who died and is alive. Although this church was almost dead due to persecution, Christ was reminding them that He was sovereign and eternal. Irrespective of what they might be passing through He assured them that He is the one who died and came back to life again. Even if believers have to suffer to the point of death, Christ, who “rose from the dead” would raise them to eternal life with Him.

 B.            “I know your works, tribulation and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not; but are a synagogue of Satan” (Rev. 2:9

 The church in Smyrna was suffering because of persecution. These believers faced material poverty even in the wealthy city in which they live due to sanctions against them. Christ immediately assured them that despite their poverty, they were rich – referring to their heavenly riches (James 2:5).

C.            “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer, indeed the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days, be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life (Rev. 2:10)

Christ told the church at Smyrna not to be afraid of the persecution they were facing and that more was coming, yet they should remember that the Devil himself was behind these acts of persecution though using the use and Roman authorities. He went further to say that devil will throw some of them into prison and even some will be killed.  The persecution would continue for ten days – symbolizing that the persecution would be intense, having a definite beginning and a definite end.  God was in complete control. The church was challenged to remain faithful to Christ even when facing death and they would receive the crown of life.

D.            “He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death” (Rev. 2:11).

Believers and unbelievers alike will experience physical death. The first death for those in Smyrna might well be martyrdom. But even then they would be victorious because they would not face the second death. All people (dead) will be resurrected, but believers (righteous) will be resurrected to eternal life with God, while unbelievers (wicked) to eternal damnation - second death i.e. eternal separation from God. (Mat. 10:28, Luk. 12:4, John 11: 25, Rev. 20:14-15).






                                                AUGUST 2016




Psalm 136 is a psalm for the temple workers specially composed to stir them up in praising the Lord, This psalm is divided into 5 parts:-


1.            Line 1-5 is a call to give thanks to God of heaven.


2.            Line 4-9 is a call to give thanks to God our creator.


3.            Line 10-22 is a call to give thanks to God – the savior of Israel.


4.            Line 23-25 is a call to give thanks to God whose call never changes


5.            Line 26 is also a call to give thanks to God for His mercy endureth forever.


The psalmist that wrote this song gave thanks to God for His greatness and his power through which He created the heavens and the earth; His goodness shown to the Israelites in bringing them out of Egypt to the promise land and His great mercy in granting them victory over the problems they faced. He ended the song with principal thanksgiving.


                Just as line 4 stated “To Him who alone doeth great things” Prophet Joel also expressed the same thing in Joel 2:26- “And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. “The psalmist also exalts God by saying that He doeth wonders and great things even till now. The same thing is expressed in 2Cot. 1:10- “Who delivered us from so great a death and doth deliver in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us. “ Glory be to His name.


Let us sing this song together:-


I have a friend that does not put one to shame


I have a friend that does not deceive


His power separated the sea


His name saves


Thanks be to God for His everlasting goodness.”










                                           SEPTEMBER MESSAGE

 LET EVERYTHING THAT HATH BREATHE PRAISE THE                                     LORD PSALM 150



Psalm 150 was written in 445BC when Nehemiah was dedicating the rebuilt of the wall of Jerusalem .During this ceremony, people praise God and exalt his name. Jerusalem was important to God and the Israelites because it is the city of God.


This is the reason why people rejoice and praise the Lord when her broken wall was rebuilt. Ps. 137 spoke on how important Jerusalem was to the Israelites in verse 5.


Psalm 150 is a call to praise the Lord using various instruments. The psalmist exhorts us to praise Him in the firmament of His power and because of His mighty acts and according to His excellent greatness.


            According to this psalmist we can praise God with the following:


*Sound of trumpet


*Psaltery and harp


*Timbrel (drum) and dance


*Stringed instruments and organ


*Loud cymbals and high sounding cymbals


Halleluyah in Hebrew language means praise the Lord. In the last line of this psalm, the psalmist says every living soul should praise the Lord. Finally, he exhorts us to praise God always.


One of our praise songs says ‘Seven Halleluyah is not enough to praise God.’





                             NOVEMBER MESSAGE (2016)




         Satan and his cohorts understand all the power in the world but the secret of prayer is not   unveil to them.  Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola a man of prayer in his time made us to know that Satan cannot unveil the secret of prayer because its foundation is in heaven.

        Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and became man also appreciate the power that is in prayer. He started His ministry with prayer by fasting and praying on the mountain for forty day and also finished His work with prayer on the cross of Calvary. The Apostles gathered together for 10 days in the upper room praying, the power of their prayer gave birth to the church on the day of Pentecost. Acts 1:14. The church that was born on the day of Pentecost continued to grow and became great through the power of God. Signs and wonders were manifested in their lands as they prayed in the name of Jesus.


    In as much as the grace of God still exists, and Jesus Christ has not come back and Holy Spirit is still at work, the prayer has not lost its power. As an individual, church of God and Nigerians as a whole, with one heart let us call on God who answers prayer so that He will revisit us with His joy, peace, healing,signs and wonders, salvation, redemption, provision, blessing and revival.


     Are you weary? or under the bondage of Satan and sin? May be you are tired of everything or you are face with problems, may be joy has eluded you or friends and family have forsaken you? Stand up and pray because the efficacy of prayer is still there in as much as Jesus change not. Heb 13:8










I welcome every children of God to year 2017; we thank God for preserving our lives throughout year 2016. Amidst the storms of life, by His grace we are able to sail through. Glory be to His name. I congratulate everybody, may God in His Infinite mercy see us through this New Year, Amen.


The word of exhortation for today is our watchword for year 2017 which states the great commission that was handed over to us by Jesus. After conquering the world, sin, Satan and hell, He proclaimed that all power on earth and in heavens belong to HIM. Our watchword was taken from John 9:4 which say “I must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work”. Also, John 4:34 Jesus says unto them, “my meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish His work”. In the same vein, Mark 1:38 reported Jesus saying “Let us go unto the next town that I may preach there also; for therefore come I forth.


Brethren, all these verses written above is a pointer to the fact that our prayer, songs, dance and all our services must be based on the assignment that Jesus gave us before He ascended to Heaven. As such, we must be prepared to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all creatures. The word of God admonished us to preach in season and out of season. In another instance, Jesus said unto them why do you sought me, I must do my father's business. Therefore, wherever we find ourselves this year we must preach the gospel of Christ.




1.            It is faith in Jesus alone that can guarantee salvation of God. In Romans 1:16; Paul says “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jews first and also to the Greek. Luke 2:25-29 also stress the fact that the salvation of God can be gotten through Christ. When Jesus was brought unto temple for dedication according to


the laws of Moses, the Holy Ghost came upon a man that was waiting for the consolation of Israel upon him and he said “Now let thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word; for my eyes have seen thy salvation”. This statement implies that whosoever accepts Jesus Christ had seen the Salvation of God.


2.            God had appointed Jesus to judge the quick (the living) and the dead (Acts 10:42).


3.            In Jesus only is life (John 1:4). Col. 3:3b states that “… your life is hid with Christ in God”. This can also be seen in Hymn 720 stanza 3line 3. For the reasons stated above, we must preach Christ to all people so that they can have everlasting life which will guarantee their presence with Christ in eternity.


Finally, Hymn 214 reads:


                             Come to the Saviour make no delay


                             Here in His word He has shown us the way;


                             Here in our midst He's standing today


                             Tenderly saying, “Come”












Scripture assures us that God still answers prayer. Some verses of the bible, tells us to call upon God and He will answer. For an example in Jeremiah 33:3 God says “Call unto me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you don’t know”. Also in Jeremiah 29:12 He says “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me and I will hearken unto you.


We must pray to God for help, blessing and other things we desire. God asked us to call upon Him in the day of trouble, and He will deliver us. It is certain that God will answer us whenever we call upon Him: He is faithful to His word: and He will answer us and takes all glory.


Prayer must become our essential part of life. We must pray regularly everywhere and every time (morning, afternoon, evening and even in our journey) because God is ready to answer us.


There is assurance that God answers prayer


ü  Psalm 56:9 - When i cry unto thee, then shall my enemies turn back: this I know, for God is for me.


ü  Psalm 55:17 – Evening and morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.


ü  Psalm 86:7 – In the day of my trouble, I will call upon thee, for Thou will answer me.


ü  Psalm 88:13 – But unto thee have I cried, oh Lord, and in the morning shall my prayer shall be before thee.


ü  Psalm 116:1-2 – I love the Lord, because He hath heard my voice and my supplication. Because He hath inclined His hear unto me…


ü  Psalm 141:2 – Let me prayer be set-forth before thee as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as thy evening sacrifice.


ü  John 16:24 – Hitherto have ye ask nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy maybe full.


One of our hymns says Pray and watch, Hold on strongly to your sword and you will conquer when you pray.


In conclusion, let us know the time for prayer and pray whether in our place of work, in the market, in our house or when we are in journey.