By Oluwafemi Dosu, Faith Agunbiade
The Lead Pastor of Gospel Faith Mission Int’l Kingdom House and the son of the General Overseer of the mission, Pastor Emmanuel Abina has openly stated that anyone who loses his/her vision has lost the greatest thing in life.
This is contained in his message entitled “In The Volume of Books, It Is Written of Me” at the Gofamint Students’ Fellowship 19th Biennial Conference held at GOFAMINT Gospel City, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogunmakin from April 1-4, 2021
Pastor Abina who was represented by Pastor Ayo Matiluko stressed that lack of a clear understanding of divine placement will lead to confusion and disappointment because one will always try to do everything with his/her power.
Backing up the book of Luke 4:16-18, he reiterated that the word of God is the communication device of God to anyone and you must understand the word of God to find your identity. According to him, “to have a clear picture of your life, you must understand what God is saying to you through the Word. Maybe Christians are looking for key points, not wanting to search the scriptures. No matter what you are going through in life, there is a scripture in the Bible that solves it.”
“You can’t align to God’s will if you haven’t identified what God has for your Life. Discovery can be fascinating and can also be painful. It is fascinating when you discover it early in life and can be painful when you discover it late in life. In the book of Psalms 139:23-24 David prayed a prayer of Discovery, he asked God to lead him. You can’t tell God to lead you if you’ve not discovered God’s plan for you. Most people don’t ask God for what school they should attend. Before God will give you a major breakthrough, you must have discovered who He wants you to be. God can never give an important assignment to a man that has not discovered his identify,” he stressed.
He further explained DISCOVER as:
“D- Dig Deep (No treasure is found at the surface)
I- Intentionally follow the word of God (intensify in prayers on the word)
S- Serve along your path of destiny
O- Observe to align yourself with the Word of God
V- Verify your decisions by the Word of God
E- Empower your vision with the word of God
R- Remove your doubts
Y- Yearn for what has been written of You.”