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RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual 24 January 2021, Lesson 21 – God Decides When To Speak And Who To Speak To

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TOPIC: God Decides When To Speak And Who To Speak To (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 24 January 2021 Anthem)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please speak and give me direction this week.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members how many of the brethren they visited during the week.

Also See: Open Heaven 24 January 2021 – Rapture: Are You Ready?

MEMORY VERSE: And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah. – Jeremiah 42:7

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Samuel 3:1-18 (KJV)

1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

8 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

17 And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.

18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: The discretion is of the Lord on when to speak and who to speak to. Today’s bible reading attests to this statement. Eli, the high priest, was there, but God decided to call the boy Samuel and began to speak to him.

LESSON AIM: To make people understand the operation of God especially on when to speak and who He speaks to.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Understand God’s discretion in terms of who to speak to.
ii. Appreciate the fact that only God decides the time He wants to speak.
iii. Discern some fake channels that are using familiar spirits etc. to say “thus says the Lord…”

TEXT REVIEW: 1 Samuel 3:1-18
i. Always wait to get instructions from God.
ii. Waiting time is never a wasted time. Let God speak.

TEACHING METHOD: The leader should use the interactive/discussion method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.

LESSON OUTLINES: There are three outlines:


If you will succeed in your walk with God, be patient. God is not our errand boy that you order around. He has the discretion whether to answer you instantly or not. Remember in the book of John 15:16 Jesus said that He is the one who has chosen us, and not vice versa. In Luke 18:7 Jesus Christ also said, when you pray, the answer may tarry, but wait, it will surely come.


Our memory verse in Jeremiah 42:7 is quite revealing on this; the Bible says, it was not until after ten days that God answered Prophet Jeremiah’s prayer for direction which he tabled on behalf of the people. One would have expected God’s answer the very minute Prophet Jeremiah prayed, because of its urgency.


Prophet Elisha confirmed the sovereignty of God on the type of information He reveals in 2 Kings 4:27: “…And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.” This was the same man that God was revealing the secret discussions that were going on in the palace of the King of Syria (2 Kings 6:11-12). Elisha was not only hearing God but he could see spiritually also (2 Kings 6:16-17).

ACTIVITY: Who decides when God speaks and who He speaks to?

SUMMARY: Learn how to hear from God. When He speaks to you don’t take it for granted.

CONCLUSION: Beloved, please don’t despair when answers to your prayers do not come from God at the time expected. Know this: Naaman would have missed his healing but for his servants, because he had a stereotype mind on how God will perform His healing on him. – 2 Kings 5:10-11.


  1. Thank God for the salvation of your soul.
  2. Father, thank You for Your past revelations and directions.
  3. Father, please continue to direct aright your church, the RCCG.
  4. Father, please renew the strength of Daddy G.O. for the kingdom assignments.
  5. Your personal prayer points.

ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the GOLDEN DIET below.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK: (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):

1 Kings 22:6-18; Jeremiah 28:15; Ezekiel 22:28 – Beware of false seers and prophets who claim to see or hear God whenever they want.

Jeremiah 33:3 – God still speaks to His children.

Psalm 34:1 – Take a timeout to praise Him.

Luke 18:1-7 – Men ought always to pray.

Daniel 10:1-14 – Wait on Him in fasting and prayer like Daniel did.

Matthew 28:19-20 – Win souls.

Philippians 4:4 – Give thanks to God.

House Fellowship Anthem

  1. I love this family Of God,
    So closely knitted into one,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  2. I bless this family of God,
    So greatly prospered by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  3. I know this family of God,
    So deeply rooted in the word,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  4. I see this family of God,
    So highly lifted above all,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  5. Come and join this family of God,
    So highly favoured by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family

10 minutes for Opening Prayer, Praise and Worship
10 minutes for Testimonies
15 minutes for Bible Discussion
15 minutes for General Prayers
10 minutes for Questions & Answers
5 minutes for Welcoming New Members
10 minutes for Announcements, Offering, House Fellowship Anthem & Closing Prayers.
Total – 60 Minutes (1 Hour)

Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
The General Overseer of, The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.