POG2018

POG

Pursuit of God Conference 2018
LET IT RAIN

The annual Pursuit of God Conference (P.O.G) is an opportunity to develop a closer walk with God and explore new depths of intimacy through worship, prayers and through the teachings of the word . The conference is from the 1st to the 21st of Juneo.

 

The theme for this year’s Pursuit of God’s (P.O.G) programme is “Let it Rain”.

Text: Deuteronomy 28:12 "The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Prayer: May the heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it in Jesus mighty name, amen !.

As we lift up the name of Jehovah, our Lord God Almighty over the 21 days of prayer and fasting, we believe that amazing things will begin to happen in our lives and in our nation, that the name of Jesus will be glorified in our nation.

Growing through ‘The Word’

In our pursuit of God during the 21 days, it is prudent to spend more time in personal study of the Bible and also to attend the daily teachings in church.

This year, we are privileged to have the following guest ministers / worship leaders lead us in the teaching of the word of God as well as during the Night of Worship on Fridays:
  • Rev Joe Olaiya
  • Dr Okey Onuzo
  • Pastor Sola Olowokere
  • Dr Sharon Stone
  • Wolfgang Eckleben
  • Pastor Modupe Afolabi
  • Ancient Landmark
  • Pete James
  • Arinola Nnatuanya
  • Hillsong’s worship team
  • Nathaniel Bassey
  • Abby Sandra
  • Chevelle Franklin-Watts
  • Angela & Chris Ifonlaja
  • Joe Mettle

We will meet to pray as follows:

Prayer Times:
Mondays to Friday
6am – 6:30am – Prayer Webinars
1pm – 2pm – lunch time prayers
6pm – 7pm – Prayer Hour
7pm – 9pm Evening service

 

SATURDAY BREAKTHROUGH PRAYERS

 

TOPICS

LEAD

Saturday June 2nd

 

 

10am - 11:30am

Healing

Rev Joe  Olaiya

12noon - 1:30pm

Strongholds

Rev Joe  Olaiya

 

 

 

Saturday June 9th

 

 

10am - 11:30am

Finance/ Career/Employment

Pastor Sola Olowokere

12noon - 1:30pm

Marriage

Pastor Sola Olowokere

 

 

 

Saturday June 16th

 

 

10am - 11:15am

Marriage & Family

Dr  Onuzo

11:30am - 12:45pm

Singles

Dr  Onuzo

1:00pm - 12:15pm

Difficult long standing issues

Dr  Onuzo

prayer

Growing through Fasting


Fasting is the act of abstaining from any form of physical gratification as a means to achieving spiritual benefits.


A fast is an act of submission and consecration to God. Fasting allows the spirit of a man to become more sensitive to the Spirit of God by weakening the flesh but empowering the spirit. Hence we are more spiritually sensitive and able to hear God more clearly. It also helps our prayers become more effective and in tune with God’s will.


A fast is expected to be accompanied by prayer, meditation/reading of the Word of God and worship i.e. any activity that seeks the face of God.


Fasting must also be embarked upon with the right motives and the right attitude, otherwise it is not acceptable to God, and no more than a hunger strike or weight loss project. Isaiah 58 sheds light on the true fast - it encourages humility, loosens the chains of injustice, unties the chords of the yoke, frees the oppressed, feeds the hungry, provides for the poor, and clothes the naked.

fasting

 

For this fast, we will be abstaining from foods every day in any of the following ways:
Abstaining from food every day from 6am to 6pm


For those who are able to, you are welcome to abstain from food i.e. take liquids only, for periods of time i.e. 3, 7, 14 days etc combined with the minimum requirement of breaking at 6pm each day.


And for those who are able to, you are welcome to abstain from food i.e. take liquids only for the entirety of the fast i.e. from 1st -21st June.

 

The Biblical justification of fasting


Mark 2:20 (NIV) 20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast. Fasting may physically mean limiting the intake of food for a period of time or a season but in spiritual terms, it is a demonstration of humility and submission to God, it is a way of yielding ourselves to His will (I humbled myself with fasting - Psalm 35:13)

HealthCare - Points to note for fasting

 

The following category of persons should not fast without medical supervision:

 

  •  Persons who are prone to anorexia, bulimia, or other behavioural disorders.
  •  Those who suffer weakness or anaemia.
  •  Persons who have tumours, bleeding ulcers, cancer, blood diseases, or who have heart disease.
  •  Those who suffer chronic problems with kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, or other important organs.
  •  Individuals who take insulin for diabetes, or suffer any other blood sugar problem such as hyperglycaemia.
  •  Women who are pregnant or nursing.
  •  Currently taking medication prescribed to you by your doctor.

    If you belong to any of the above or you are in doubt, please do consult your medical Doctor for guidance.

 

Zechariah 10:1 Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.

 

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.


Isaiah 45:8 8"You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.


James 5:18 Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit


LET IT RAIN