RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 24 JANUARY 2021
TOPIC: GOD DECIDES WHEN TO SPEAK AND WHO TO SPEAK TO
OPENING PRAYER: Father, please speak and give me direction this week.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members how many of the brethren they visited during the week.
A: MEMORY VERSE: “And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.” Jeremiah 42:7
B: BIBLE TEXT: 1 Samuel 3:1-18
LESSON INTRODUCTION: The discretion is of the Lord on when to speak and who to speak to. Today’s bible reading attests to this statement. Eli, the high priest, was there, but God decided to call the boy Samuel and began to speak to him.
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TEXT REVIEW: 1 Samuel 3:1-18
i. Always wait to get instructions from God.
ii. Waiting time is never a wasted time. Let God speak.
A: PATIENCE IS A NECESSITY:
If you will succeed in your walk with God, be patient. God is not our errand boy that you order around. He has the discretion whether to answer you instantly or not. Remember in the book of John 15:16 Jesus said that He is the one who has chosen us, and not vice versa. In Luke 18:7 Jesus Christ also said, when you pray, the answer may tarry, but wait, it will surely come.
B: GOD DECIDES ON WHEN TO SPEAK:
Our memory verse in Jeremiah 42:7 is quite revealing on this; the Bible says, it was not until after ten days that God answered Prophet Jeremiah’s prayer for direction which he tabled on behalf of the people. One would have expected God’s answer the very minute Prophet Jeremiah prayed, because of its urgency.
C: GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY EVEN IN REVELATION: Prophet Elisha confirmed the sovereignty of God on the type of information He reveals in 2 Kings 4:27: “…And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.” This was the same man that God was revealing the secret discussions that were going on in the palace of the King of Syria (2 Kings 6:11-12). Elisha was not only hearing God but he could see spiritually also (2 Kings 6:16-17).
ACTIVITY: Who decides when God speaks and who He speaks to?
SUMMARY: Learn how to hear from God. When He speaks to you don’t take it for granted.
CONCLUSION: Beloved, please don’t despair when answers to your prayers do not come from God at the time expected. Know this: Naaman would have missed his healing but for his servants, because he had a stereotype mind on how God will perform His healing on him. 2 Kings 5:10-11.
1. Thank God for the salvation of your soul.
2. Father, thank You for Your past revelations and directions.
3. Father, please continue to direct aright your church, the RCCG.
4. Father, please renew the strength of Daddy G.O. for the kingdom assignments.
5. Your personal prayer points.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY: 1 Kings 22:6-18; Jeremiah 28:15; Ezekiel 22:28 – Beware of false seers and prophets who claim to see or hear God whenever they want.
TUESDAY: Jeremiah 33:3 – God still speaks to His children.
WEDNESDAY: Psalm 34:1 – Take a timeout to praise Him.
THURSDAY: Luke 18:1-7 – Men ought always to pray.
FRIDAY: Daniel 10:1-14 – Wait on Him in fasting and prayer like Daniel did.
SATURDAY: Matthew 28:19-20 – Win souls.
SUNDAY: Philippians 4:4 – Give thanks to God.