First service, First Sunday in October… What happens now that the walls have fallen? One question lingering in the hearts of worshippers as they troop in; earnestly anticipating the direction for the month. As it has being our custom, we drop our suits and ties and come in our traditional attire, geared up to dance and give thanks to our maker.
With soft tunes from the official choir of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, The Avalanche, worshippers were prepped up for an awesome time in God’s presence.
Coming up stage was Bro. David Babale with an opening prayer; declaring that our mountains will be exalted this month.
With the stage brightly lightened up with their colourful attire, The Avalanche were back on stage to lead the church to songs of praise and thanksgiving; they sang songs like “I serve a big God oh”, “Baba mimo”, “Okaka”, “This kind God o”; We could feel the energy in the atmosphere, hearts elated as they danced to electrifying songs from the avalanche. Taking the worship deeper, The Avalanche led the church to songs of worship like “Often as I breathe”, “You’ve been faithful Lord”; it was an atmosphere to be in, the presence of the Holy Spirit was immense.
Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Modele Fatoyinbo was up stage to lead the church to prayers and declarations. Continuing in the worship, she continued singing “Often as I breathe”.
She read from 1 Peter 1:2, “…Grace to you and peace be multiplied”
The Avalanche was up stage to lead us to a worship medley.
With a shout of excitement, our senior Pastor, Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo was welcome up stage, as it is his MO, he started with songs of worship to the One, the Almighty God with songs like “Oba eleruniyin mo gbe ga (King fearful in praises, I lift Him).”, “Mo gbe ga”, “It is to You”, “Hallelujah”.
“If it has not being for the Lord who has been on our side…”, Rev. Biodun reminded the church as he continues his ministration with songs of worship like “My God and king”.
Reading from Isaiah 43:18-19 and Isaiah 42:9, Rev. Biodun declared the month of October to be “A New Season”.
Highlight of the Message
– Whatever has a beginning has an end; the challenges you go through have an expiry date.
– A new season has flung open for you. You’ll begin to see new horizons & have new experiences.
– Psalm 115:12, Jeremiah 29:11: God is mindful of you. He is thinking about you all the time
– You can’t affect the Earth from the natural. You need to tap into the strength from above to make a difference.
– No matter what you have seen or done, your best days are ahead of you.
– Psalm 115:14-15: God is getting ready to do a new thing in this season and you will see it in the month of October
– In life, you always have two choices. You can’t continue to live your life the way you want and expect to see change.
(The full message is available at the COZA Word Factory)
The Senior Pastor prayed for the entire congregation and commanded their new season.
He encouraged church to sow towards the building project.
He called on Tithers to come forward, they worshipped with their seeds and the senior pastor prayed over them.
Rev. Biodun asked that everyone speak words over their offerings, he prayed over their seed and the whole church gave joyously as the avalanche led the church to melodious songs.
Bro. Alex was up stage to invite the church forward for thanksgiving. The Senior Pastors, Rev. Biodun and Pastor Modele Fatoyinbo were both on stage to bless the house as they danced in thanksgiving.
Sis. Ayinde was quick to come up stage to make some announcements and welcome our guests.
The Senior Pastor, Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo was back on stage one last time to bring the service to a close, he declared that it is a new season for us all.
Wow!!! What a service and an awesome encounter in God’s presence. Without an iota of doubt, lives were blessed and we were charged for our new season.