FOR 24 UNBROKEN YEARS I HAVE NOT MISSED ONE DAY OF SHILOH FOR ANY REASON
WHEN YOU’RE ADDICTED TO GOD, YOU’RE MISERABLE OUTSIDE OF GOD
ADDICTION TO GOD IS THE DOOR WAY TO ADDITIONS WITH GOD
STANDING BY GOD WHERE A MAN OR A WOMAN IS A DEFENDER OF THE INTEREST OF GOD
ANYONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF OUT HERSELF A CHRISTIAN, WHOSE PRAYER LIFE IS NOT FUNCTIONAL MUST REDEFINE THAT CHRISTIANITY
THE PROOF THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS IN ORDER IS THAT THERE’S A CONTINUOUS FLOW IN PRAYER
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION TO GOD” Midweek Power Communion Service Glory Dome, Abuja || Part B.
4. Hooked on God (Addiction). You know the way someone is hooked to cocaine, Indian hemp and all manner of drugs. That was what the Psalmists expressed in Psalm 63:1-2.
There’s something in medicine we call ‘withdrawal symptom’, when an addict is no longer drinking or smoking to what he was addicted to, his body begins to react so violently and so aggressively and he has to return back to that addiction. “Father, I am having withdrawal symptom if I’m away from you. There’s a way I can’t survive outside your presence”. Psalm 42:1. High on God, not on Indian hemp, cocaine, heroine or anything but high on the Most High.
I don’t know about you but if anybody would be guilty of addiction to God, I am guilty as charged. When you’re addicted to God, you’re miserable outside of God. I don’t know how some people survive outside of God’s presence. All the years of my life, I need to remember if I will be able to count the number of times I missed a Church service because It’s rememberable and countable. For 24 years, I’ve gone to our Father in the Lord’s ministry for Shiloh, I haven’t missed one day, I haven’t missed one Shiloh for 24 unbroken years, for any reason. Without any doubt, since I stepped into ministry, Sunday service, it’s not possible for it to be missed.
Anywhere in the world, I’m in Church on Sunday. Addiction. If it’s not worrying you like that, the thing has not caught you yet. If the things of God don’t worry you like that, kai.
I heard of a man many years ago, someone told me this story, how the man was such a drunkard that his family disconnected him from drink for a day or so, he cut his hand and drank his blood and became drunk afresh. Alcohol was permanently heavy in the blood. Am I communicating at all?
This is the reason why the kind of results we want in our generation is not there because people who are truly addicted to God are scarce. There’s something we call, ‘social drinkers’ they drink alcohol socially, they’re not drunks, just once in a while or during some occasions, just to belong but there are those who are confirmed drunkards, the beer parlour know them, they cannot leave and walk home normal.
There are some of us, Heaven knows us, these are drunkards on God.
– I see somebody here tonight, God is moving you to this realm of complete donation, submission and addiction to God. If you’re the one God is moving like that, shout the loudest Amen.
I can assure you that addiction to God is the door way to additions with God. Matthew 6:33.
Those who are addicted, I’ve talked to a couple of addicts, the first thing that come to their mind when they wake up in the morning is their addiction. They don’t think of any other thing until they think of what they’re addicted to. Addiction is the secret of addition of good.
5. Standing by God. Exodus 32:26. Standing by God is the realm of protection or defense of the interest of God, where a man or a woman is a defender of the interest of God. Nobody messes up around God and His issues where you are and you’re quiet.
Nobody talks carelessly about God and His Kingdom where you are and you keep quiet. You’re in the National Assembly, there’s no bill that is being passed that is an antiGod bill and you sit down there and kept quiet. You may not be majority but at least, let your voice be heard.
You’re on the panel of judges and judgment is being given, any ungodly judgment that is about to be passed, you stood against it. You may be the one giving the dissenting judgment but it’s all right, let it go on record.
In time, you will defend why you stood on that side because by the time we appear in eternity, all these things would come up. “When they were talking about taking the Bible out or talking about changing the curriculum for Christian Religious education and so on and so forth, you were there, what did you do? What did you say? When so and so judgment was being passed, you were in the appeal court, supreme court, tribunal and this is ungodly, this is the right person and they’re trying to impose this person, what did you say?”
Because there are people today who don’t want to go against the majority, they don’t want to be seen to go against what is popular but what is popular is not necessarily what is proper.
I want to let you know that light is stronger than darkness and the children of light are more powerful than the children of darkness.
We live in an information age, ICT age and multimedia age, I believe that it has been long time that Christians have kept so dumb and quiet when issues pertaining to their faith is being discussed on ungodly platforms and they just keep quiet. That is a docility that is an antiGod docility. People who are doing wrong things are doing it boldly and people doing the right things are doing it timidly, it’s an abomination.
People who have garbage to say are saying it boldly and people who have substance are quietly so quiet, only the graveyard have such quietness. Stand by God!
You remember what happened to you in the school (pointing to Deborah), one lecturer came in and was talking upside down against God and Church and she stood up in the class and said, “excuse me Sir, I know that you have the right to your opinion but you must understand that there are people of other persuasion in this class and you must respect our persuasion”.
What happened? I think the word got to the leadership of the school that this person was an antiChrist lecturer, he was talking down on everything. The school called him to order and he came and apologized publicly and he said, “I want to let you know that I’m sorry for saying the things I said last time.
Secondly, anytime I say anything like that, that is not correct, call me to order”. Now, everybody could have kept quiet in the class and then he would have continued and continued.
– someone say a loud Amen.
How many of us know that many times God has helped us to answer on some issues?
Many times and we are going to continue to answer as it pertains to God, Church and the Kingdom of God, under our watch, the devil will go to hell.
Beloved brothers and sisters, Martin Luther king said “a man is not fit to live if he has nothing to stand for”. That is, this man doesn’t have anything that he’s known for, that life is not worth it.
6. Standing before God. 1 Kings 17:1. That phrase describes a dedicated person – stand before God. What does that mean? That is, supplication or the place of communion.
Elijah was a man who prayed, “before God whom I stand”. Dedication implies supplication, the lifestyle of prayer. It implies communion and communication with God.
Anyone who calls himself out herself a Christian, whose prayer life is not functional must redefine that Christianity because the proof of buoyancy of relationship is vibrancy in communication.
Where the communication is not vibrant, the relationship is not buoyant. Husband and wife, friends, you know what I’m talking. I’ve told you a funny story before where the man and his wife are not talking to each and they began to write on paper, “I’m on my way to the office, see you when I come back”. “Is food ready?” Reply, “yes, food is on the table”.
They’re quarrelling so much, they cannot open their mouths to talk to each other.
Then the man wrote for his wife, “I have a flight to catch for 7am tomorrow, let me know so I can catch the flight by 7am”. When it was 7am, the woman wrote, “it’s 7am, wake up”. Let the paper wake him up. The proof that your relationship with God is in order is that there’s a continuous flow. You don’t even seem to be able to pray enough. prayer becomes a flow, it just flows. Your dedication to God is confirmed by supplication and buoyancy of prayer life.