PRAYER PROGRAMME

CARVING OUT OUR GREATNESS AND RELEVANCE| JUICY JULY DAY 13| THE BUD FAMILY

JUICY JULY 2021

THEME: CARVED OUT

DAY 13: CARVING OUT OUR GREATNESS AND RELEVANCE

TEXT: Esther 8:4-17

BIBLE READING:  1 Samuel 10: 1-end

Hello fam! Happy new day!

I welcome you to the 13th day of this month. It has been an amazing ride from the first day of this month.

I want to say that if you have fasted from the first day of this month, God will surprise you richly.

If you are still there doubting the potency and power of prayers, I pray that God will give you understanding.

We’ve prayed about different subjects from the first day of this month and of a truth, I know there is so much for us again today.

Let’s quickly sing this song before we go on:

*Turn it around by Dr. Enenche and Family*

I know my God will turn it around
I have seen my God turn it around
There are so many many many times in my life
That I have seen my God turn it around.

Are you weighed down by battles in life
Are you thinking of quitting the race
There is no need to give up on your journey
Because I know my God will turn it around.

I know my God will turn it around
I have seen my God turn it around
There are so many many many times in my life
That I have seen my God turn it around.

Are you thinking that you’re all alone
Do you think God has forsaken you?
He has promised to keep you till the end of the journey
I know my God will turn it around.

I know my God will turn it around
I have seen my God turn it around
There are so many many many times in my life
That I have seen my God turn it around.

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If you didn’t take note of the topic before, please look at it again.

We are talking about two subjects: GREATNESS AND RELEVANCE

There is no man that I know who doesn’t want to be great in this life. There is no man I know that does not want to be relevant.

Many of us go to schools to be great and relevant.

Many people want to travel abroad these days because they want to gain that relevance.

May of us follow celebrities and attend seminars because we want to be relevant in our generations.

Amazing!

For one reason or the other, we all want to remain relevant.

Is it easy? Oh yes!

How?

Take a look at these verses:

Esther 2:17- The king fell in love with Esther far more than with any of his other women or any of the other virgins – he was totally smitten by her. He placed a royal crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti.

Esther 10:3- Mordecai the Jew ranked second in command to King Xerxes. He was popular [great] among the Jews and greatly respected by them. He worked hard for the good of his people; he cared for the peace and prosperity of his race [relevance].

Very easy, right? But look at this next verse:

Deuteronomy 19: 9- BECAUSE you are diligently living the way I’m commanding you today, namely, *to love God, your God, and do what he tells you all your life;* and when that happens, then add three more to these three cities.

Read that well. After you love God and you have done His will, there will be addition, multiplication and greatness for you.

I want you to know that as it is impossible for a male figure to be pregnant with a child, so is it for a carnal man to receive divine signals and access divine greatness and relevance.

If you are still comfortable in your sins, this prayer is not for you. You have to stand up and be cleaned before you can receive this divine access.

Say this prayer after me:

Dear Lord, give me a heart that loves you. A heart that longs after you. A heart that worships. A heart that lives for you.

Sisters, the devil has mastered how to use human psychology to make his schemes look real.

He whispers a lot of fears into the hearts of believers and makes them doubt doubt faith in God.

We begin to point fingers at those who are not born again and yet they are great and we begin to doubt the potency of God.

See, it does not matter how gifted or skillful you are, without God, you are no different from the sand in the beach.

I want you to understand today that only God can make a man great. The devil only has tricks but zero powers.

I can imagine how bad Joseph must have felt when things kept going from bad to worse for him. But he never looked back or turned away from God and we know his end.

If you would be blind to your situation right now and believe strongly that God is the ultimate, how great your future would be.

Now let’s carefully look at the two subjects once more. Greatness and Relevance.

Being great means you are of significant importance. It means being favoured and endowed with extraordinary powers.

Being relevant means you are current, prevalent and of date.

Those words are too deep and sincerely, you cannot achieve any of this by your own doing.

Can you quickly say:

*LORD, I am not counting on my merits but on your mercy.*

Now, the Bible says that God has given us the power to make wealth. This shows that you can make wealth because God is the owner of the earth.

But if you do not arise and do the work, you will just be there.

The Bible says that:

Except the Lord builds the house, the builders are only labouring in vain

Do you know what this means?

This shows that it is possible for you to build without the consent of God.

It is possible to do things on your own, but it will just be a journey of labour and going round the circle!

If the Lord does not mould you and hold your hands, you will only keep labouring and not bring forth any fruits.

And remember that there are many things that may hinder the Lord from holding your hands.

One is PRIDE.

The measure of Christ in you will increase if you deal with the PRIDE in your life through the grace of the Almighty God.

But pride can hold a man back from accessing the heavenlies and all that God has in store.

Say this- Every destiny Helper that has left my life as a result of my pride and impatience, let them reappear by fire in the name of Jesus.

Another one is BITTERNESS

Bitterness can disconnect you from God. If your heart is bitter especially towards another, you will not be great or relevant.

Many people want God’s blessings. You stay there and admire cars and houses of different men of God. You then begin to pray that God gives you that kind of car too because the person who has it is undeserving.

Please note that that is envy and covetousness. You need to cleanse your heart from a lot of things before God can lift your hands.

Another thing is A PRAYERLESS LIFE

If you take a break from spiritual exercises, you will always fulfill the works of the flesh.

Please note that there is no holiday in the Spirit realm.

If you find out that you have begun to do things you never used to do before, you probably need to sit down and see whether you have been faithful with God.

One thing I have come to understand is that God is ready to lift and bless any man who is ready to allow himself be used by God.

How desperate are you for greatness?

How dangerously have you prayed for this subject of relevance?

Are you wise and humble enough to discover your destiny helpers and allow God use them for you?

I once heard the story of how Stella Obasanjo met her old Secondary/University classmate at a function. She introduced herself to Stella and they were so happy to be in contact again.

Then Stella Obasanjo asked the woman:

“You can see how much God has blessed me now. What would you like me to do for you? My assistant here will answer your request immediately. Tell me.”

For a while, the woman didn’t know what to say. She was probably overwhelmed and happy that the President’s wife was asking her the best question ever.

In her reply, she said..

“Ah, let me just come to your office to see you. Give me your card. Grant me the access”

Stella Obasanjo did so and the woman left happily. Unfortunately, the airport they met was when she was about going for her surgery. Stella never came back. She died.

I heard that the woman herself told the story in bitterness. May God give us the wisdom to know what to do at the right time.

Sisters, let no one deceive you, being great is good!

To be relevant is a gift!

Why should you be great?

Because you can do more good with abundant resources than without it.

If you are a mediocre, you will not be able to help people.

Dr. Enenche said something some time  ago that: *YOUR success is more evangelistic than your failures.*

We Christians need to actually arise and key into the wealth of our Father.

Father we ask that you remove our confidence in our skills and abilities. Help us to depend on you alone.

I was telling a friend yesterday that the Human mind is so limited. If only we humans can see the beauty and all that God has in store for us.

If only we can only our hearts to be right with God.

And please, if you do not live for God, don’t expect him to take care of you. Stop blaming God for your lack if you don’t serve Him.

Sisters, God is WELL and ABLE to take you from the place of nobody to a place of PROMINENCE

Look at Joseph and David!

Look at Esther!

WHEN GOD TAKES YOU TO A PLACE OF GREATNESS, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE HEART OF KINGS AND NOBLES.

Sisters, when the hand of the Lord is upon you, you have access to the hearts of men of influence. See how King Ahaseurus asked Esther for WHATEVER she wanted.

She was relevant!

See, when the mark of greatness of God is upon you, your Helper does not have to like you. They just do.

Pharaoh didn’t like the Israelites but a point, he asked them to go. Then he kept questioning if he was indeed the one who asked them to go.

Sisters, we need God’s help.

My close friend shared a testimony with me recently and I was like, this is God.

After her graduation, she applied for a UK full scholarship that did not work. She was discouraged and decided to work and make money.

Then about 4 years after, she decided to try a PhD even without a masters degree in the US. She got the admission but not a scholarship.

In no time, the God of greatness and favour opened the heart of a man to help her. Ah!

The Bible says that Uzziah became strong because he was marvelously helped.

HELP!

ADORATION

Please, let us quickly go into our prayers for today.

Adore the Lord for who He is.

Tell Him how wonderful His works are!

Tell the Creator how excellent all He has made are.

He who sits upon the earth and rules over the affairs of men. Lord we worship YOU!

THANKSGIVING

Thank the name of the Lord for the opportunity to see the 13th day of this fast and prayers.

Worship Him for the strength He has granted you to wait on Him.

Thank Him for the miracles and mighty works He has started already and how far He will take you.

Thank Him for your family. Thank Him for His faithfulness over everyone

Importantly, thank God for the privilege to know Him. Thank God for the access and the privilege to call HIM Father.

Thank You Jesus
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Let’s take this prophetic prayers very quickly. It is your Yoruba. If you do not understand, just play it and be immersed in the flow. It is taking about loving to the next level and a prayer for God to take us there.

-Ipele to gaju ni mo n lo
Ipele otun lo ye mi
Latoni lo ati siwaju si
Olorun ibigiga mumi de bigiga

[It has nothing to do with where you have started, it has nothing to do with where you are born, but the Lord, the lifter of your head will lift you up. Amen]

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Now, we have established that for greatness and relevance, there are some things that need to be taken away from our lives.

So let us say these prayers for the FULL MEASURE OF CHRIST

Dear Lord, help me to live a upright and a Godly life.

Father, destroy every element of pride in my life

Father, help me to put my body under. Kill the lust of the eyes and the pride of life in me.

Father, help me to live above lust in any form

Remove every root of bitterness in me. Help me to forgive those who have offended me.

Lord, let my bond with you be unbreakable by anyone including my family.

Give me the grace to submit to everyone you have placed above me. Take away the Spirit of rebellion and replace it with obedience.

Father, whatever is in me that would be a form of resistance to your dwelling and operating within me, please take it out.

Dear Lord, please dwell in me without measure.
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Now it’s time to walk in the GREATNESS and RELEVANCE that Christ has ordinated for you. Let us say these prayers:

Father, I receive Your word with meekness and gladness and I call forth my greatness.

Lord, I call forth my breakthroughs today! (7x)

My resources come to me in abundance in the name of Jesus.

The Lord will increase my greatness and comfort me on every side from this day in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

Lord, I desire creative testimonies. Testimonies will people will hear and nod that of a truth, there is a GOD.

From this day, I am relevant!!!

In God’s kingdom, I am relevant!

I am great! The seed of greatness in me, germinate now and bear fruits in the Mighty Name of Jesus!

Henceforth, I ride on the wings of the Lord into excellence and greatness! (7x)

I receive the great to be diligent in the Name of Jesus!!!

Oh Lord, from this day forward, announce me to the world, announce my works, my ministry and let me never lose my wonder!

My Father, from this day, set the stage for me, Lord, to stand before Kings!!!

Help me oh Lord, take me from the presence of mean and ordinary men!

CONTINUE TO PRAY AS THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD LEADS YOU.
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THEN, SING THIS LAST SONG WITH SO MUCH INSPIRATION.

Lyrics of “Absolutely Nothing” by Dunsin Oyekan

[Verse]

All I have

Is what you gave ME

Who I am

Is what you made me

[Chorus]

{Absolutely nothing

Without YOU

Absolutely nothing

Without YOU} [x2]

[Repeat Verse]

All I have

Is what you gave ME

Who I am

Is what you made me

[Repeat Chorus]

{Absolutely nothing

Without YOU

Absolutely nothing

Without YOU} [x4]

{Absolutely nothing Abso’lutely nothing without you

Absolutely nothing

Absolutely nothing without you } [x3]

[Bridge 1]

{I give it all to you

I give it all to you

I’ll give it all to you

I give it all to you

I give it all to you} [Loop]

[Bridge 2]

(You Deserve it

Yo-ou Deserve it

You Deserve it

You Deserve it} [Loop]

[Repeat Chorus]

{Absolutely nothing

Without YOU

Absolutely nothing

Without YOU} [x2]

You, you, you, you Absolutely nothing

Without you

You, you, you, you

Yoou, you, you, you

You, you, you, you

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[Outro]

(You, you, you, you)

Absolutely nothing

Without you

(You, you, you, you)

Absolutely nothing

Without you

You, you, you, you

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When you keep partnering with your Bible and staying with the Holy Ghost, you’ll become a champion!

You will have access to Kings.

You will remain relevant

People will come from far and near to hear from you. Just do the needful.

When you become great and relevant however, use it in and for God alone- that’s the key to a lasting relevance!

God bless you.

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