Pastor Matthew Ele-Ojo James , the General overseer of Solemn Faith International Church located on Road 21 in the Federal Housing Estate of Woji, Port Harcourt, delivered an inspiring sermon on the topic, “Prosperity is our Identity in His Kingdom and is our Right in Christ Pt2” in Sunday service held on 15th October 2023
The service was filled with insightful teachings and scriptural references, focusing on the concept of prosperity within the Christian faith.
In his sermon, Pastor Matthew defined prosperity as follows:
Living in the State of Abundance: Drawing inspiration from Deuteronomy 33:19, Isaiah 15:7, and Isaiah 60:5, he emphasized that prosperity is synonymous with an abundant life.
Living in a State of More Than Enough: Quoting Genesis 33:11 and 2 Chronicles 31:10, he highlighted the idea that prosperity goes beyond sufficiency and extends into a realm of plenty.
Living an Extraordinary Life: With references to Philippians 4:19, 1 Chronicles 29:26, and Genesis 17:2, Pastor Matthew explained that prosperity includes leading an extraordinary life.
The Blessing of the Lord: Citing Proverbs 10:22, he underscored that prosperity is a divine blessing.
To access Kingdom Prosperity, Pastor Matthew provided a threefold approach:
Giving: Stressing the importance of giving, he referred to Zechariah 1:17, Deuteronomy 8:18, John 3:16, 1 Chronicles 2:14, and 2 Chronicles 22:14. Tithing, he said, is a way of giving to God, supported by verses such as Deuteronomy 12:11, Psalm 50:5, Genesis 14:20, and Deuteronomy 14:22.
Being a Tireless and Consistent Giver: Using Luke 6:38, Galatians 6:7, Acts 20:35, and Galatians 6:7 as references, he encouraged the congregation to be persistent givers.
Adopting the Right Mentality: Pastor Matthew emphasized the importance of recognizing oneself as a child of God, drawing from John 1:12, Deuteronomy 8:18, and Psalm 86:2.
He reiterated that prosperity is God’s plan for the Church in the end times, backed by scriptures such as Ephesians 5:27, John 2:21-24, Joel 2:21, Haggai 2:9, 2 Corinthians 8:9, and Revelation 5:12.
During the service, Pastor Matthew offered a thought-provoking quote, “You need Prosperity because after God is money,” citing Proverbs 11:16. He emphasized that no condition should serve as an excuse for not giving and reminded the congregation that giving is a way of leaving a legacy.
In his closing remarks, Pastor Matthew urged the congregation to embrace the mentality that everything that belongs to their Heavenly Father belongs to them. He referenced Jeremiah 29:11-14 and Psalm 126:1, highlighting that a shift in this perspective is key to breaking free from perpetual captivity.
The service also featured special numbers, special prayers, and testimonies of healings, making it an uplifting and spiritually enriching experience for all in attendance.
In his parting words, Pastor Matthew left the congregation with a profound message: “When you take over God’s own project, you become God’s own project.”