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Monday, 8 May 2017

The Family Altar by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: The Family Altar

Dear Reader,

You are most welcome to this glorious moment, in the presence of the Almighty God. As you pay rapt attention concerning your family today, I see God taking your home to the next levels in Jesus’ name. Throughout this month, via the Word of God, I shall be teaching on The Family Altar.

This week, I shall be teaching on, The Family of God. Everybody is God’s creature because He created everyone. The God-kind of family is one headed by the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ and from the beginning, they planned to multiply their kind.

In essence, God wants His creatures to be a part of His family. But, sin has separated people from their Creator.

Sin makes them children of satan. However, God provided the way for our forgiveness by sending His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for our sins. Thus, we must accept His death for us personally, by faith and repent of our sins. 1 John 3:1-3 says: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

The family of God has a purpose for living. We can be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. We should therefore, allow Christ to dwell in our hearts by faith, and be filled with all the fullness of God.

There are many people, whose experiences in their families are not heart-warming. Your family may not be what you would really like it to be. You might be able to change some things but helpless about others. But, we do not have to wait until we have an “ideal” family (whatever that is!). The Bible is full of examples of families that didn’t consist of only mother, father and children. What about the widow and her son that helped Prophet Elijah? What about the little slave girl working for Naaman and his wife?

A family does not depend on prevailing circumstances but on our love for God and each other. Ephesians 3:20says: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Think of it! As part of the family of God, we become part of the entire spiritual family in heaven, as well as on earth. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can be rooted and live right as the family of God.

If you are about to begin your own family, to avoid frustration, operate by the principles contained in the Word of God. If your family is already successful, it can move up to the realm of good success, and be constantly improved upon.

However, having a good relationship with God and your family entails confessing your sins and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour. Are you born again? Are you a child of God? If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”

If you prayed this simple prayer, congratulations, you are now a child of God! He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name!! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

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