JANUARY 2024 ANOINTING SERVICE/2024 ABOVE ONLY FAST DAY 7 – SUNDAY, 14TH JANUARY 2024
ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): MATTHEW 6:31-33; PSALM 63:1-2, 8

MESSAGE TOPIC: PRACTICAL DEDICATION TO GOD (1&2)
By: Dr Paul Enenche

SERVICE OBJECTIVE(S): Understanding what it entails to be practically dedicated to God

The subject of dedication to God is very critical to the life of the child of God
KEY THOUGHTS ON DEDICATION:
1. Our root in God determines our fruit in life

2. Our seriousness with God determines the gloriousness of our lives

3. The quality of our relationship with God determines the quality of our results in life

4. Our heart for God determines our mark in life
The extent of your heart for God determines the extent to which you win in life

5. The vibrancy of your dedication to God determines the buoyancy of your destiny

6. Your regard for God determines His response to you
Your value for God determines your profit in God

7. The place you give to God in your life determines the place God gives to you in His plan

8. When your life revolves around God, good will revolve around your life (Matt. 6:33).

THE PRACTICALITY OF DEDICATION TO GOD:
1. Standing on the side of God (in all things) (Ex. 32:26)
STANDING ON THE SIDE OF GOD MEANS:
1a. Standing on the side of truth
1b. Being on the same page with God
1c. Taking sides with God not with the world
1d. Unashamed public identification with God
1e. Identifying with God when it is not the most popular thing to do
Undedicated people love what God hates, and hates what God loves

2. Placing God first in all things (Matt. 6:33; Job 23:12)
PLACING GOD FIRST IN ALL THINGS MEANS:
2a. Making God and His interest the primary pursuit of your life
2b. Making God the first consideration in all of life’s decisions
No matter who you are, you cannot know content and future; Only God knows the content and future
2c. Giving God the first preference in all of life’s actions (Job 23:12)
Every action you want to take, God is first
2d. Making God central to all of life
It is the most exciting thing for a man’s life to revolve around God
2e. Making God to have the final say in all matters of life

3. Commitment to God against all odds (Job 13:15; Dan. 3:16)
COMMITMENT TO GOD AGAINST ALL ODDS MEANS:
3a. Functioning in unconditional devotion to God
3b. Serving God not for what He does but for Who He is – not seeking His things but seeking His Self
3c. Establishing deep roots in God that are not shakeable by the winds and storms of life
3d. Functioning as an all-weather Christian rather than existing as a fair-weather Christian
If money can change you, you are not a Christian
3e. Existing and being used of the Almighty to teach the enemy the lesson of his life
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego facing the fire and Daniel facing the lions are examples of dedicated people God used to teach lessons to the enemy

4. Following hard after God (Ps. 63:8; Mark 12:29-30; Matt. 26:58; Mark 14:54)
FOLLOWING HARD AFTER GOD MEANS:
4a. Following God wholeheartedly, not half-heartedly (Mark 12:29-30)
4b. Following God closely, not following from a distance (Matt. 26:58; Mark 14:54).
Compromise is easy when people follow God from a distance
4c. Following passionately and actively, not following passively.
When you follow God, God knows, the devil knows and everyone around you knows
4d. Following God aggressively and violently
You let nothing and nobody come between you and God
4e. Following God with a sense of urgency (Ps. 63:8)

5. Living for God, living for Christ (Phil. 1:21; Gal. 2:20)
LIVING FOR GOD, LIVING FOR CHRIST MEANS:
5a. Deciding that life is not worth living if it is not lived for God
5b. Making God the reason you live, work, earn and do the things you do
It is not wrong to have good things but don’t let the good things have you, separate you from your Maker and render you useless on the earth
5c. Deciding not to live for the purpose of gratifying the flesh and satisfying yourself (Phil. 1:21)
5d. Deciding to make God’s plan and pleasure your life’s priority
5e. Deciding to live and exist to the point where Christ is felt, seen and heard in your life and actions (Gal. 2:20)

6. Going all the way with God (Gen. 12:1-5; Ruth 1:14-16)
GOING ALL THE WAY WITH GOD MEANS:
6a. Going the distance with God, not a spiritual sprint but a marathon with God
6b. Refusal to slow down or give up on the way in our journey with God (Ruth 1:14-16)
6c. Refusal to park on the basis of conditions or situations (1 John 4:4; Gen. 11:31-32; 12:5)
Some park when there is apparent victory and some park when there is seeming defeat (1 John 4:4)
6d. Keeping the mark of the high calling in view (Phil. 3:14)
6e. Refusal to stop until you see the Master Face-to-face (1 John 3:1-2)
If you haven’t seen Him Face to face, there is always one more step to take and one more move to make

PRAYERS
Father, thank You for Your Word to us today; to You be all the glory, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

Father, thank You for Your goodness and mercies. Thank You for this 7th day of the fast. Thank You
for perfecting all that concerns my life in this season, Lord in Jesus Name – Psalms 138:8.

Father, I ask You for Your fresh grace and oil of dedication today that will cause me to stand out in life, Lord in Jesus Name – Mal. 3:18.

Father, I ask for a fresh grace and oil of dedication that will enhance my preservation in 2024, Lord in Jesus Name – Mal. 3:17.

Father, I ask for Your fresh grace and oil of dedication that will guarantee additions in my life in 2024, Lord in Jesus Name – Matthew 6:33.

Father, thank You for answered prayers, Lord in Jesus Name – 1John 5:14, 15.

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:
– Every affliction the devil has put in your blood clears out now!
– This shall be your best week so far in Jesus’ Name!

COMMUNION FOCUS:
Communion of Dedication
The same spirit and life of dedication of the Master flow through you now!

JANUARY 2024 ANOINTING DECLARATIONS:
Oil of dedication unto distinction (Ps. 89:20; 45:6-7).

Step into distinction above your contemporaries and your fellows.

By Matex

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