Beloved, it has been three months ago since we updated you via this public space. If you are not subscribed to receive email updates, we encourage you to do so, since we send out weekly updates to ministry partners and friends. There is an icon on this website that pops up that you can use to subscribe.
We deeply appreciate all your feedback, partnership, and support. That you take the time to write and let us know your thoughts on ministry programs and share your prayer requests, means a lot to us. We are honored we get to serve you and your families in any capacity God allows us to. We know these are some challenging stormy times for many families with loss of loved ones due to this ravaging pandemic (please ensure you and your families are following all necessary guidelines for your safety and health), in addition to domestic and international concerns. It is times like these, that God’s people rise up to the charge and proclaim the love of Christ to a world searching for answers. In the last three months we have seen several first-time salvations through Oasis Focus weekly ministries. We have processed more prayer requests on anxiety and fear than we have ever done before. And our first-time website visits have doubled since January of this year. We say all these to say, we see you and we as a board are here to serve you. As we prayed for you and prepared this update, the reoccurring word of encouragement is sustenance.
We see in Bible days that no matter what kind of storm was happening, God always had a plan He executes for His people. The word sustenance brings to mind an oak tree. A special tree that feeds diverse creatures. The oak wood is versatile for many uses such as building homes, making tools, constructing ships, furniture, and source of a myriad of raw materials. God has made His people trees of righteousness and He wants to be glorified through the lives of His people (Isaiah 61: 3b). His glory He will not share with anyone. The work of righteousness was fully paid for by our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. There is nothing any child of God could do to earn this. It is a free gift. Yet, in times like this in order to experience the sustaining grace and power of God, we have a part to commit to and live out. As we promised some of you, we would share what God has used in empowering and sustaining our walk with Him, these are 3 things we keep front and center to be divinely sustained by the Holy Spirit. These 3 things are beneficial in remaining unmovable, unshakable, and abounding in God’s work no matter what is happening in our world (1 Corinthians 15:58).
1. First and foremost, we must maintain our faith in God. We are children of the Most High God, the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent and Jehovah Adonai. He promises to never leave or forsake His children. Maintaining our faith involves daily communion with God through prayer. A faith in God that is not maintained will suffer greatly.
2. Secondly, our faith in God must be feed to keep growing. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. That means, we have to soak ourselves in the Word of God daily. Not just once a week. We must read it, meditate on it, hear it and speak it continuously. With that we can overflow with the life of God and remain sustained no matter what may be happening in our world.
3. Thirdly, we must access the power in the blood and name of Jesus. The blood of Jesus has divine power and can never lose its value. The blood of Jesus has divine powers. The name of Jesus is like no other. His name is a Strong Tower, the righteous can always run into it and have safety. Daniel 11:32a declares that those that know their God shall be strong and do exploits. Know the power in the name of Jesus and believe Him to be your Healer, Chief Shepherd, Redeemer, Sustainer, Mighty Warrior, Deliverer, Advocate, Helper, Counselor, Strength and Song, Alpha and Omega, Provider, and whatever you need Him to be in these challenging times. Believe and you will see the hand of the Great I AM upon you. Brothers and sisters, stay blessed, trust in God and be quick to obey Him when He leads you.
For The Cause of Christ,
Drs. Johnson & Feyi Obamehinti