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The Stone Has Been Rolled Away

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Happy New Year!!!

I’m so excited about the theme for this year - “The Rise of Territory Takers”. A territory taker is one whom has taken  dominion in their spheres of influence. In order to operate at such a high level of capacity, we need to ensure every step we take is loaded with faith.

Let’s take a journey back to  an occurrence that transpired after the death of Jesus Christ in Mark 16.

After Jesus’ death, a few  ladies bought some spices with the intention of embalming his body which was laid at the tomb. They had not realized He had risen and as they walked towards the tomb, they started asking each other:

Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” (Mark 16:3 NKJV).

They absolutely  had no idea as to what was going to happen to this massive stone which had been placed over the door leading into the tomb. Despite the uncertainty of what to do with the stone, they kept walking! In the face of no clear answer to their question, they kept walking! When all hope seemed lost, they kept walking! Despite what seemed to be a barrier before them, they kept walking! They did not allow any stone to prevent them from walking towards their goal and destiny. No barrier was too big to prevent them from attaining their desire. Little did they know that what stood as an “impossibility” had been rolled away and had turned into a possible situation.

“But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away- for it was very large” (Mark 16:4 NKJV)

Let’s look at these few words again, “But when they looked up..”. We only get to do the impossible when we look up to Jesus. Hebrews 12:1-2 says:

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”

This year, whatever sphere of influence that God has appointed  for us to possess, let us run to win! Run to Win! Run to have and take dominion over that sphere. Is it dominion over your body? Dominion in your career? Dominion in our spiritual life? Dominion over your emotions? Dominion in your field of business? Run with faith and take dominion this year. Do not allow anything or anyone to prevent you from getting to your territory  of dominion. Don’t allow any form of doubt or uncertainties to hold you down; walk forward and move forward. Martin Luther King Jr said “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, crawl but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”.

This year and beyond, let us have the audacity to take tremendous  steps of faith and possess our God-ordained territories. I look forward to seeing you at the Top!

However, in order to ensure you can gain access and sustain the dominion God has ordained for you from the beginning of creation, you need to have Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. If you will like to make that decision this moment, please say this prayer:

“Lord Jesus Christ, I believe you are the Son of God and I believe You died for me on the cross of Calvary. I know I am a sinner and today, I come to You to forgive me of all my sins and to make me a brand new creation. I accept You as my personal Lord and Saviour. Thank you Lord for forgiving me and making me born again, in Jesus name, Amen”.

Congratulations!!!! You are now born-again! (It simply means a new born baby in Christ and there is celebration in heaven right now because of YOU!)

If you made this decision, I will love to hear from you! Please leave a comment on this post or reach out to me at

By: Pastor Ibukun Adewusi

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