The Overcomers Christian Fellowship International, Plymouth

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4 KJV)

Charity No. 1139179

Pastor's Desk:

WINNING THE BATTLE AT THE GATE.

 

While worldly people run helter-skelter seeking security and protection from palm readers, sorcerers and astrologers; we as Christians know that our security lies in the hands of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ through the Word of God.

 

Winning the battle at the gates is a must for us as we first consider the word - gate which can be said to be an entry point into somewhere and an exit point from somewhere.

 

The word gate is mentioned all through the scriptures, but our focus will be mainly on three types of gates as described through the scriptures. First, is the physical gate as in Acts 12:10. They are entry points into houses, cities, towns and its boundaries include boroughs, states and nations. Also we have international or global gates which are also physical for example the United Nations Headquarters is an example of a gate because proclamations and laws that affect nations are made at UN headquarters. Similarly, intercontinental gate (African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and Brussel’s European Union headquarters in Belgium) all represent gates. Sea ports and Airports of nations are also examples of physical gates because they also acts as security check points.

 

The scripture from Genesis to Revelation describes all forms and types of gates and their importance in Spiritual Warfare. The elders in the Old Testament usually sit at the gate. Lot was always at the gate praying before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In Daniel 2:49, it was mentioned here that Daniel sat at the gate when he petitioned the King. Proverbs 31:23 quotes ‘the husband of a virtuous woman is known in the gate sitting among the elders of the land’.

 

Important decisions are taken at the gates, elders are usually at the gates to settle marriage disputes and other disputes; even sales of property and exchanges of land are usual occurrence at the gates. Strong wars of cities are fought at the gate which is the reason why well trained and knowledgeable, military personnel are usually found at the gate because if the enemy captures or breaches the gate the city is left to ruin.

 

Another type of gate is called the personal gates which are found on the body of human beings through which spiritual transactions can take place. Ability to control our personal gate which includes our eyes (what we see- eyegate!), mouth (what comes out of our mouth and what goes in- mouthgate!), ears (which type of music we listen to and the type conversations we are engage in) and sexual organs (sexgates!) which is one of the most dangerous gates; and also umbilical cord (things passed from mother to child). These are all examples of personal gates.

 

The third type of gates is the spiritual gate. These are places or points where spiritual men go to do one spiritual activity or the other.......Continues here

 

JESUS IS LORD!

by PASTOR MIKE ILELADEWA

Weekly Devotion:

Conquering Word for the Week

 

Week 15: 12 April 2015.

 

1 Samuel 17:37 (KJV)

“David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee”.

Commentary:

The security and presumption of fools destroy them. Nothing can excel the humility, faith, and piety which appear in David's words. David had no skill to use other arms; because he had inward assurance of the victory, because such a conquest would be more honourable to God, and most shameful, and discouraging to his enemy. David put his trust in God; hence he ascribed all the glory of the triumph he anticipated to God alone. When it comes to our faith, we like David have the choice of whether we will live in fear or in trust. The only thing to do this week and beyond is to trust in the protection and power of our Mighty God who will fight your battles for you and give you victory this week, in Jesus name.

 

 

Bible in a Year for Today:

1 Cor.13-14;

Exo.5-8; 1Sam.21-25;Psal.42-44;

Job29-30; Jer.12-16; Mark 9-10.

 

 

 

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Testimonies:

 

I am beholding the beauty of the Lord, surely God is in this house and I did not know. I just happen to move from Plymouth to ivy bridge and I was amazed and how God has been my provider once more, I was amazed more on how he opened my eyes to look at the things that he has done. He came in ordinary, he didn’t come in a mighty miracles. I really thank the Church especially people that supported me during my moving, God is awesome. It really moved me to the extent that I had promised God to visit each every one of you every Saturday.

~ Sis. P.

 

I want to thank God because he made my mom travelled to Nigeria and she is back safely .

 

~ Sis M.

 

 

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JESUS : The Benefits of Loving the Lord.

By Pastor Mike Ileladewa.

Upcoming Events:

 

Weekly Activities

 

Sundays~Worship service-10:30am-1pm.

Mondays~Bible study~7pm-9pm.

Wednesday~hour of refreshing~8pm-9pm.

Thursdays~House fellowship~6pm.

 

Monthly Activites

 

Men's Fellowship Meeting,

-First Sunday of Every Month, 1pm-3pm.

 

Vigil Prayer Meeting,

-2nd Friday of Every Month, 10pm-3am.

 

Women's Fellowship Meeting,

-Third Sunday of Every Month 1pm-3pm.

 

General Evangelism,

-Third saturday of Every Month, 3pm-4pm.

 

Breakthrough Prayer Meeting,

-Last Friday of Every Month, 7pm-9pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tithes|Offerings|Partnership

 

You are welcome to partner with the church by joining the Overcomers Kingdom Partners. The Lord will move you forward in every endeavour of life in Jesus name.

 

For details on how to process your givings, please contact us on these numbers for more information - 07862710378, 07780994236.

 

Likewise, you can send us an email - pastor@tocfi.com, ocfiplymouth@hotmail.co.uk

 

God Bless you!

Worship with Us at:

 

The Overcomers' Sanctuary

15 Gordon Terrace

Mutley, Plymouth

PL4 6EP

 

Call: +44(0)7780994236, 7862710378

E-mail: pastor@tocfi.com,

ocfiplymouth@hotmail.co.uk

Worship Days and Times:

 

Sundays ~ Worship Service ~ 10:30am - 1pm

Mondays ~ Bible Study ~ 7pm - 9pm

Wednesday Hour of refreshing ~8pm— 9pm; Thursday House Fellowship ~ 6pm