(BY Apostle Paul Johnson Asamoah)
We really appreciate the great and mighty things that the Lord is doing, we will continue to praise Him for the good things He is doing in our lives.
We will continue to give unto Him all that He is expecting from us in the name of the father, the son and the Holy Ghost in Jesus mighty name.
It is my prayer that this message will see you through, and that the spirit of God will begin to empower you as you are reading this message. I pray that your life will never be the same again.
It is a privilege for me to preach to you again and I thank God once again for the great and mighty things He is doing in our beautiful lives.
Let’s pray ‘’ father, we give you praise and honour for the great opportunity you’ve given to people like us, father we give you praise for this wonderful privilege.’’
I know and I believe that this message that I am about to talk about concerning the title ‘’solid foundation’’ will help somebody out there realize that, now is the time to lay a good and solid foundation in Christ in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Praise the name of the living God!
Somebody reading this message, wherever you are, it is time for you to know that you need to lay a solid foundation for your Christian life.
A very solid foundation for your leadership;
A very solid foundation for your church;
A very solid foundation for your members;
A very solid foundation for your Christian life;
A very solid foundation for each individual around you and in general:
This is the time that you need to assign your foundation into the things of God. Let me take you quickly to the book of 2nd timothy chapter 2: 19 down.
It says, nevertheless the solid foundation of God… brethren, there are a lot of Christians who are still living in evil, there are a lot of believers who are still living in iniquity/evil, and that is why I am here to tell you today that it is time to leave your state of iniquity.
In every great house, there are not only things made of gold and silver but also of wood, some for honour and some for dishonor.
When you get to every house, we have the people that seem to be useless and others that seem to be not useless. Let me ask you a simple question, are you useless or useful? Are you available or not available? Do you open up to God or you don’t open up to God.
Is God using you at anytime? But the thing is, whether you are of use or you are not of use, you need to be available to God for the foundation to be solid.
You need to have a solid foundation so that at the end of the day the master can use you. It is now the time for you to lay a very solid foundation where by everyone around you will be able to cherish the foundation, cherish your leadership, cherish you without any complain.
Now is the time for us to put aside the foundations that will not help to go to the top. It is my prayer that as you are reading this message on solid foundation, you will begin to lay a proper foundation for your life.
When you lay a good foundation it helps you to grow, it helps you to be mature, to be dynamic in the things of God.
A lot of people are not prepared for good work, any vessel or any container or any other things for a particular purpose cannot be used for any other purpose at all.
Are you occasionally used, or used anytime, anywhere, any place, anyhow? This is the time for you to lay this foundation across the kingdom of God.
A solid foundation is always firm, so you need to have a solid foundation.
For you to be able to attain a good foundation, and having fulfilled psalms 1:1, you also need Jesus as your foundation. When your foundation is being laid in God, it does not matter where you are, you will do well. The whole world will look for you.
People with solid foundation cannot be shaken off by anything, neither can they be blown away by anything, their mind is set on that one thing, their conviction is very strong and firm, you can’t change their minds, you can’t put them in a box to put an end to their belief, so if your foundation is in Jesus, you will go a long way in life.
If your Christian life is based on a solid foundation, people can rely upon you, people can count on you, you are honest, you are transparent, you are clear, you are faithful, and you are loyal that if anything, people can come to you for assistance.
This is the foundation we are talking about, a foundation that will bring you hope; a foundation that will bring you support, love and many other good thing. You must be a very solid foundation for God to use; a believer must be a solid foundation for the master to use him or her. You need to be prepared; you need to be prepared for the master.
You need to be cleansed, you need to be pure, you need to be holy, you need to be righteous, you to be made whole, you need to be complete.
2nd timothy 2:22 ‘’flee also youthful lusts; but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.’’
The bible is saying to flee, we ought to run away from temptations nevertheless avoid it.
Drop yourself out from youthful lusts, pursue righteousness, when you pursue righteousness, faith, love, hope; these are the things you enjoy.
When the bible says to flee sin and pursue righteousness, godliness or moral purity, it is God’s desire for us to grow up.
You must grow up, when you have a solid foundation; you grow up, and become mature full of strength to resist temptation.
When you have a solid foundation, you are able to control yourself, you are able to empower yourself, and you are able to welcome yourself into the season / place where the glory of God will never depart from your ways.
Your life is being built on a solid foundation which is Jesus as you read your bible daily. If you allow God’s word to control your steps, if you allow prayer to move you, if you allow the things of God to stir up your grounds, if you allow certain things that take Christians into the next level, if you allow these things to take charge over your whole entire life, you will have a solid foundation in Christ.
This is what we are talking about, the solid foundation; your foundation must be solid so that at the end of the day you may have a good report.
As it is being stated in the book of Philippians chapter 4:6 ‘’ for I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand’’, we need to offer ourselves to God, be available in and out of season.
When you go according to the word of God, you become one with the word which is Jesus; you have the spirit as him and begin to live your life successfully.
When we have the spirit in Christ we become solid, for it is written in the book of Philippians 2:10 ‘’that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth’’
What a privilege! With Christ as your solid rock for you foundation, you stand firm in Christ and nothing moves you, you will run from temptations, you will run from certain things
One best way to resist temptation is to flee from it, it is written very clear in the book of timothy, the bible is telling us to flee from temptation and pursue righteousness.
When godliness is our goal; when godliness is our main objective, when godliness is our main interest, when godliness is what we enjoy doing the most, we do everything to pursue it, we flee from temptation, and we have clear and godly thoughts.
Always ready in and out of season.
If you want to have a very solid foundation, you must be a righteous person, walk in the way of the righteous man.
How does the foundation of a building start? The foundation of a Christian can be compared to the foundation of a building. If a building’s foundation is strong, the building will also be strong
How do you lay a solid foundation?
1. Be righteous, that is to say, be right standing with God.
Be demonstrated towards others, demonstrate the great love of God to the public, let them see it in you, your way of talking, your way of doing things.
You have to demonstrate it towards others, your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues, your family, your employees, your loved ones, your enemies.
2. You must to be a man of faith or a woman of faith to be able to depend fully on God and that must be manifested towards others.
When you lay a good foundation it will affect your life. When you lay a bad foundation in life as a Christian, so will your life be.
3. You need to have love- that will contribute in causing you to have the solid foundation in God, you must shoe delivering affection, love and support to others in all ways and means. You must be able to reveal towards others.
You must be able to demonstrate, you must be able to demonstrate, you must be able to show up, you must be able to give the necessary love and support a person needs-that is portraying the character of Jesus.
It is my prayer that you will be able to build your foundation well in Christ.
Praise the name of the living God!
When you lay a good foundation in Christ, You will be like a planted tree planted by rivers of waters and he shall be like a tree planted by the river of waters, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. Psalm 1:3
You will flourish as life. Whatever you may do will end up well. You will not encounter failure in life.
They shall not test of time. …shall not stand in the judgment… john 10:2, psalms 1:5.
The bible says in the verse 23 that avoid foolish and ignore dispute.
A servant of the Lord must not quarrel, be gentle to all in order for the unbelievers to have a reason to repent so that they may know the truth and come to their senses.
When someone has laid his or her foundation in Christ, he or she goes according to the will of God.
This is because, they are alike and if this is so, their ideas or decisions shouldn’t be hard to make.
1 john 2:17 ‘’and the world passeth away and the lust there of but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever’’
Note these principles down to govern you so that at the end of the day, you will not drop out from the good things that God has in stored for his children.
This is message is the kind that will help you to know that your foundation must be laid across Christ. You need not to be wasting time around.
Stop wasting time and spending time unnecessarily, your foundation should be made solid in Christ alone.
Your foundation must be laid solid in Christ so that all your struggles will come to an end. The foundation must be Christ foundation not your own foundation.
It must not be like the foundation you have laid in the world, but the foundation that you have found in Christ Jesus.
In order for you to have a good foundation, you need to get in touch with the actual people, the people that have been in the stage for many years, for a long time and you have observed their lives to the extent that you see them to be your role models.
Praise the name of the Lord!
The bible says in the book of Amos 3:3 ‘’how can two people walk together unless they agree’’.
It is my prayer that this word will give you a touching revelation to guide your spiritual life so that at the end of the day you won’t be a Christian who doesn’t bear fruits/ bringing products into the market place for others to enjoy.
People must be able to enjoy your products. Every Christian with a very solid foundation will by all means produce. Let’s say you are married and haven’t been able to produce yet, you will never have peace.
Praise the name of the Lord!
In the same way if you have not laid your foundation well, you will not be able to produce and you will not have peace of mind, divine peace of mind.
Many at the things that are going to cause you to fall bring your spiritual life down; this is because you are not coming out as well.
It is my prayer that the Spirit of God will begin to help you to produce, and produce well. Sometimes there is much more advantage in producing good materials or things so that others will benefit and learn from it as well.
Glory be to God!
Let’s assume you have something and that thing doesn’t produce, your laying of a good foundation will affect the rest of the building to be good.
If the foundation is bad, it will affect the whole buildings as well. If the foundation of your life is bad, you will continue to be in that condition and may even become worse.
The reason why some people are firm and firm in the things of God and refuse to come out of it is because they are aware of their final destination so they have laid their foundation in Christ so that nothing stops them from reaching there.
May you see your call as the final destination that you will continue to give your all to him and apply your all to him in the name of Jesus Christ and then you never draw yourself away from him!
Jesus said to the woman at the well that ‘’ woman, even though your water can run out, the water that is in me never dries out, nor runs out’’. I believe this is the time for you to get to the water that cannot finish- that is the solid foundation we are talking about.
It is something that cannot end, something that has no end, something that can never be taken away; it is something that can refer you to many generations to come.
Brethren, the foundation that we are talking about now is clear, you need to flee from certain habits, certain character and in general, anything that is not of God we need to flee away from them.
What is taking you from the things of God? To pray 7-8 hours, you need to draw yourself, get close to God.
What is taking you from praising God? What is taking you from worshipping God? What is taking you from your prayer life? What is taking you from going to church? That is not a good foundation.
Praise the name of the living God!
Anything that will take you away from God is not a good foundation but anything that will let you serve God all the more is the foundation we are talking about.
It is time for you to lay your foundation in him. Many building with weak foundations always break down when there is a heavy rain fall, this is what will happen to you if you don’t lay your foundation in Christ.
If you lay your foundation improper in the things of God, it will definitely affect everything of your life. The reason why you are not making it, the reason why you are still sick, the reason why you are going through what you are going through now, the reason why you are going through crisis, tough times is because you have never in the beginning laid a very solid foundation in Christ Jesus.
Today, may you get in touch with the actual foundation; it is never too late for you to get into the actual foundation so that at the end of the day, the name of the Lord will be magnified.
Paul was taken to a young minister whose name was timothy; we have to learn from these people as Paul said to timothy, it is now the time to draw yourself away from the worldly standards.
There are some kinds of things that will take you away from the things of God. Timothy was so alert to follow the instructions given from above.
Glory be to God!
Glory be to God!
We need to practice the same thing, by humbling ourselves, bringing ourselves down to the suggestion of God, to the orders of God to the focus of God, to the image of God, to the likeness of God, to behave in the God-kind-of life not mankind of life.
This kind of godliness must affect our whole lives. There are three things you must sow in your life, righteousness, love and faith; you need it in your life, your Christian life and you will go far in your whole entire life.
I prophesy and I decree to you that, as we are about to enter into 2014, it is my prayer that you will never drop out from the good things of God.
As I was praying, I saw something about 2014; nobody will be able to stop your blessings whereby you begin to lay foundation that is very solid and that will cause fear into the camp of your enemies.
Your enemies will rather fear you instead of you fearing them; this is because your foundation is very solid.
Let’s assume that your house is not built on a good foundation, you will continue to feel scared whenever it is about to rain.
In the same way if you haven’t built your life on a good foundation which is Jesus, you can be blown away by anything at all.
Using other sources of powers for every part of your life is not a good foundation; you better put an end to that now. It is a failure foundation; it can fail you at anytime, anywhere.
Any power apart from the power of God will fail. As Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life, no one goes to the father except through me.
Today is the day for you to accept the Lord;
God richly bless you for taking time to read this message! Stay blessed!
If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal saviour just say this prayer with me Lord Jesus,
‘’I am a great sinner, I have sinned for many years but today I repent, and I repent fully.
I want to be fulfilled for you alone, thank you Jesus for dying on the cross to wash away my sins and for saving me now, in Jesus’ name. Amen.’’
Brethren, as you have said this prayer, find a bible-believing church to attend in order to grow more in your Christian life. According the book of Corinthians which says as you are a born again, you need to renew your mind.
You need to stick your mind on godly things only; you need to stick your mind on things of God.
Do not behave the same as you were, the old things are passed and gone the new things have come.
God bless you! Stay blessed!