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VIEWPOINTS FOR SUNDAY, 28TH OF FEBRUARY 2016

Bible Study

THEME FOR THE MONTH: His Divine Presence
TODAY’S TOPIC: Accessing His Presence (2)
KEY TEXT: Gen. 39:1-23
KEY VERSE: Gen. 39:2a
“And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man”

INTRODUCTION
Accepting God and Loving Him are two sure steps to access His Divine Presence. However, we have not completed the lists of things we must do or steps we must take. Today, we look at two other points: Guarding your Heart and Chasing after God. These two things will not only grant you access to the Presence of God, but will also sustain your presence before God.

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3. GUARD YOUR HEART
In the book of Proverbs (4:23), Scriptures say that the issues of one’s life flow from the heart. This how you keep your sacredness before God. God is no respecter of persons. Your holiness matters more to Him than your many years of Christian service.

TWEET QUOTE!

You must be very careful not to ruin your faith. Read Mark 14:38. You must watch out against sinful friends, demonic thoughts, lustful desires and selfish interests. The grace is released, but this watching is done by you alone. You must be very deliberate about your Christian life.
Read also: Deut. 4:9; Mark 7:21-23.

READ MORE ON GUARDING YOUR HEART HERE!

4. CHASE AFTER GOD
People who really enjoy the fully of God are those who truly chase after Him. If God becomes your desire every day and night, then you will be His friend/partner every now and then. These people, who have God in front of them always, are known as GOD-CHASERS! In 1Tim. 6:11, Paul told Timothy the things after which he must follow. In Prov. 18:17, God was clear when He spoke, “…those that seek me early shall find me”. David cried out to God, “I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land” (Ps. 143:6).
Read also: Ps. 63:1-2; Ps. 42:1-2.


FURTHER STUDY:
Prov. 22:5; Heb. 12:15; Matt. 6:33; Deut. 4:29-31

theTASK:
Everyone should come next Sunday with their I.E notebook.

PRAYERS:
1. Thank God for His word
2. Thank God sincerely for the privilege of His Presence
3. Confess any known and unknown sin to God now. Ask Him to forgive you and show you His mercy
4. Ask for grace to access and remain in God’s presence always
5. Pray as led for all schooling Codites
6. Bless your week

GOD BLESS YOU!!!

VIEWPOINTS FOR SUNDAY, 12TH OF JULY 2015

Bible Study

THEME FOR THE MONTH: The Secret Place
TODAY’S TOPIC: Features of The Secret Place (Part 1)
KEY TEXT: Ps. 91:1-16
KEY VERSE: Ps. 91:1
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”

INTRODUCTION
We are once again welcome to another time in God’s Presence. We trust God to make available His Presence today, growing and teaching us.

Last week, we looked at the reality of a Secret Place in this Kingdom. We saw that this place exists and can be inhabited. Today, by the mercies of God, we attempt to look at the characteristics of this Place. There are certain things we must know about this place. These things are what we trust God to unravel to us today. The average Christian who hungers and thirsts after God, when he has noted and applied these things, can fulfil His desire of a filling with and by Christ.

FEATURES OF THE SECRET PLACE
Here are the things that we should understand about the secret place.

1. THE SECRET PLACE IS NOT OCCUPIED BY EVERYBODY!
Everyone desires a spot in this place, but not everyone gets this spot. This place is not for everybody. This place is not just for praise-givers; it is for worshippers, it is for lovers! Are you not surprised that the Scriptures say, “He who dwells”. It is not a general thing. Notice how the verses below place emphasis on those selected persons we dare to dwell.
(Ps. 15:1-2; Ps. 84:4; Ps. 92:1; Ps. 1:1-2)

2. BUT THE SECRET PLACE IS OPEN TO ANYONE!
Yes. This Place is open to anyone who dares to dwell. A slot in this Place is not common. It is something to be pressed for. Just anyone who wants MORE can get to this place. These songwriters explain a pinch of this kind of hunger for more in their songs:
Vedo, in I Just Want You; Micah Stampley, in Desperate People; Sinach, in I Want More Of You; etc.
This Bible verses further confirm that only those who press are those who get:
(Ps. 63:1-2; Ps. 42:1-2; Ps. 84:2; Ps. 107:9; Matt. 5:6; Isa. 44:3; Isa. 55:1-3; Jn. 7:37)

3. IN THIS PLACE, DURATION MATTER!
When we started this lesson a week ago, we had an illustration in which a picture of two presidential houses was displayed. Now, supposing two persons went on a vacation to the White House. One spends three days, and the other spends three weeks. Who do you think will be more likely to appear fatter and fairer? Good guess! Now, who do you think will get more rhema from God, he who stays in the Secret Place for a week or he who stays there for a month?
Scriptures say, “he who dwells”. The word, “dwell” is gotten from the Hebrew word, “yâshab”, which translates to: to remain, to endure, to continue. The Secret Place is NOT for visitors; it is for dwellers!
Note the emphasis that these Scriptural texts place on duration. Watch out for the word, “daily”.
(Ps. 25:5; Ps. 86:3; Ps. 119:97; Prov. 8:34; Prov. 23:17; Josh. 1:8)

theTASK:
1. According to Psalms 84:2, one would have reached the apex of a hunger for God when three realms of his being show this hunger. What are these three realms of a human being?

PRAYERS:
1. Thank God for His word.
2. Earnestly pray that God gives us (Codites) a hunger for Him.
3. Pray for God’s direction and support upon the leadership of COD.