2018 has been ushered in and as it is with many Nigerians, they prefer to begin their new year in the presence of God.

This year’s celebration was no different as many thronged churches to partake in their 31st Night services.

Rev Joshua Talena

One such destination was the Shepherd House Assembly International’s led by its founder and general overseer, Rev Joshua Talena met to usher in the new year as has been the practice for some years now.

Pastor Mrs Jackie Talena

Below is the text of his message, themed “Power To Close Old Account & Open New Account”:

Text: Luke 5:1; Gen. 3:17-19.

Definitions:
(1) Power is the essence of divinity finding expression in our humanity.
(2) Power is the essence of spiritualism manifesting on the Homo sapiens. Power is deduced from an act of spiritual exercise.
(3) Power is the passible representations of dominion, remuneration and endowment.
It is power that gives the devil the worse night-mare; where there is power, hell is swallowed. It is power that keeps you from the enemies attack (1 Peter 1:5). Power is the key for the interpretation of a man’s destiny.
NOTE: Every great destiny will be resisted.
Old Account is what the devil uses to make withdrawals; it causes people to loose chances and opportunities habitually; it is the cause of evil patterns in a family. Old Account withdraws prosperity and makes people experience excessive poverty. THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO CLOSE OLD ACCOUNTS.


One other account I need us to close today is account of LATENESS! And you need power to close Old Account and open new ones if not your experience will not be your expectations.
WE HAVE DEALT WITH THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS;
(1) Account of Ignorance
(2) Account of Invisible-Lines
(3) Account of Stubborn Pursuers
(4) Account of Adversity
(5) Account of Closed Doors
(6) Account Rebellion
(7) ANTAGONIZING FORCES

Antagonizing force is the birth-place of human and satanic aggression. Antagonizing force makes people carry over year in year out.
Antagonizing force almost make Peter die and go the way of James by James the terror. If not for the power of God deployed by Peter, Antagonizing forces would have swallowed Dorcas: she came back to life – the aggression of death was broken.
Antagonizing forces give birth to contrary projections; away from your expectations.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ANTAGONIZING FORCES? It is to reverse the manifestation of a man’s heart desire.
Read: Luke 5:1.
Peter expected to catch fishes through the night but caught nothing – DAY BREAK WITHOUT BREAKTHROUGH; But Jesus intervened, by the demonstration of miraculous power.
Read: II Kings 6. The sons of the prophet were almost despondent when the borrowed axe head fell inside the river; had Elisha not destroy such antagonizing force.

Some of you have calculated destiny helpers this year but antagonizing forces says you must not be allowed.
When the reverse of your expectation becomes your reality, Antagonizing forces are at work.

(8) THE SUFFERINGS OF LIFE
The sufferings of life are when you are vulnerable to natural elements; this means hardship under the sun; sleeplessness under the moon.
Suffering is when Satan is seating on your head.
Suffering is when the spirit of sweating dominates
Suffering is when the flavor of favour is removed in the equation of your life.
Suffering is when a man is eating the bread of sorrow
Suffering is when a man struggle seriously to see a breakthrough
Suffering is when glory is removed from your head.
Suffering is when you come last all the time; and when Satan is seating on your head, you can’t calculate well.
Suffering is when you are deprived of expectation and success.

I DISCOVERED THAT SUFFERING IS ROOTED IN A CURSE – Gen. 3:17-19. A curse is like when a man is riding bicycle climbing a hill; it’s like walking bare-footed on broken bottles. WHEN MAN FELL, THERE WAS A TRANSITION FROM TENDING TO TOILING.
You may ask, what then can terminate suffering? The answer is, suffering is terminated by the POWER OF THE BLESSING, e.g Abraham.
There are two types of suffering:
(1) Self-inflicted
(2) Satanically sponsored.

Self-inflicted is rooted in laziness (Prov. 10:4).
We have three types of Laziness: Spiritual, Mental and Physical.
Spiritual Laziness – can’t pray, can’t study; drag your feet to Cod’s house. To be free from this, YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.

Physical Laziness is when a man cannot coordinate his body in pursuit of greatness.
NOTE: Spirituality births favour.
However, desire without favour, favours sufferings…
CLAIMING THE FAVOUR OF GOD WITHOUT PHYSICAL INPUT IS FRAUD. Be a man of effort! Life is about cause and effects; don’t joke!
Mental Laziness is in effect when you lack creativity, no good imagination. Change your mentality, go for the word of God; it will change your mind and your reasoning.
Read: II Kings 4:3

Rev Joshua and Jackie Talena

Your mental capacity determines the level of your blessing. WHERE YOUR MIND STOPS IS WHERE YOUR BLESSING STOPS – YOUR GREATNESS HAS NO LIMIT; EXPAND YOUR MENTALITY THIS YEAR BY THE WORD OF GOD.
Also you should expand your mentality in your field of endeavor.
Before your life will change, what you believe must change.
MOST TIMES EVEN WHEN GOD FREES YOU AND THE DEVIL IS NO MORE HOLDING YOU; YOUR MIND CAN CAGE YOU. Also remember to deal with lack of respect for spiritual authority.

OTHER OLD ACCOUNT FOR YOU TO CLOSE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(9) Account of tears of life (I Sam. 1:7-8)
(10) Account of Labour of Shame (Luke 1:5)
(11) Spirit of Dependency (Acts 1:3-7)
(12) Deal with the statusquo
(13) Account of storytelling (Joshua 5)
(14) Kindred Spirit
(15) Strange legislation
(16) The contention of the devil

Contend with all these forces (Deut. 2:24); if you don’t contend, Satan will… The Bible is filled with stories of human and Satanic contention against man e;g Cain; set-up against Daniel; Judas Iscariots’ denial – he was Jesus’ cousin. If you don’t remove the devil’s contention, the devil will remove you.
The contention of the devil makes me to live opposite of their lives…
THERE IS A DEVIL FOR EVERY YEAR – CONTEND!
Pray that God will show you your future so that you can know the devil fighting you.
YOU DEAL WITH CONTENTION IN THE PLACE OF PRAYER. The contention you overcome will determine your manifestation.
One area Satan is contending with you is YOUR STAR!
Your star is the function of your assignment. Your star is your glory; it is the essence of your existence. For example: Jacob used the star of Esau (Heb. 12:16-17); Ephraim used the glory of Manasseh (Gen. 48); Judah used Reuben’s (I Chron. 5:1-2); Solomon used Adonijah (I Kings 2:15); Esther used Vashti’s (Esther 2:17); Jeroboam used Rehoboam’s (I Kings 12:19-20). One of the sons of Jesse almost collects David’s had the Lord not spoken to Samuel to cease from pouring the oil.

THE NEW ACCOUNT TO BE OPENED
I will give you one today.
ACCOUNT OF FRESH VISION
Instead of looking for New Year resolution, look for fresh vision. If you don’t like what you have, look for a new vision. Vision is one of the greatest forces on earth.
Read: Gen. 1:3

What God created in the beginning was light; vision means light. It means sight. Living the life of vision is living the life of light. If you can’t see it, you can’t have it; if it has not crossed your mind, it cannot cross your life.
WHAT IS VISION?
(1) Vision is direction of life’s motion
(2) Vision is Outcome of Out-look
(3) Vision is the definition of destination
(4) Vision is definition of life’s possession
Why must I open this account? Because
(1) Vision is key to speed
(2) Vision is key to focus
(3) Vision is key to courage and progress
(4) Vision is key to your future manifestation.

Below are some photos from the service:

The Shepherd’s House Assemble International-Abuja
is located before Re-settlement Junction & Shoprite, Apo, Abuja.
Tel: 0803 687 6656