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Year 1999 Messages.

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Year 1999 Messages.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIFE OF PETER

5th of January, 1999

Amen! God is going to visit somebody here tonight (Amen!) If you are the one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Since petrol could not stop you from coming, the One that you have come to visit will visit you tonight (Amen!) I believe there is someone here tonight who will have several testimonies before Lekki. If you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s go before Him and worship the Almighty. Let’s worship the Ancient of Days, the One who reigns forever…..There is none holy as the Lord…

Oh! Yes! let’s bless His Holy Name! Yes, You are wonderful Lord!! You’re holy! You’re glorious! You’re mighty! You’re glorious! You’re marvelous! Oh! We bless Your Name Lord! There’s none like You Lord! We will continue to bless, we will continue to glorify Your Name! We will continue to lift You up! You are wonderful! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Be Your Holy Name! O King of Glory we thank You! We thank You! We worship You because You are mighty, You are glorious, You are fantastic, You are glorious, You are powerful! Oh! You are loving, You are kind, You are glorious Lord! – we will praise You, we will lift You high! We bless You forever and ever.

There is no one like you my Father and my God! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Be Your Holy Name Lord!! Oh, wonderful Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You for helping us! Thank You for your goodness! Thank You for your mercy! Thank You for your support! Thank You for everything! Oh, we bless Your Name Lord!! We give You glory! We give You honour! We give You adoration! We Thank You for what You have already done. We Thank You for what You will yet do tonight. Oh, blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Name Lord! King of glory! Lord of Hosts! Ancient of Days! The I AM that I AM! Jehovah Rapha! Jehovah Nissi! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Almighty God! Thank You for breakthroughs! Thank You for putting the devil to shame! Glory be to Your Name Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Name! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!

O Father! We bless your Name because You are wonderful, you are kind, you are glorious, you are powerful, you are mighty, you are Holy, You are dependable! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! You are the everlasting Father! You are the Alpha and Omega! You are the beginning! You are the ending! You are the Ancient of Days! You are the Unchangeable Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Father! Thank You for January Thank You for February. Thank You for March. Thank You for April. Thank You for May. Thank You for June. Thank You for July. Thank You for August. Thank You for September. Thank You for October. Thank You for November. Thank You for December! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord!

Father we Thank You in advance for what You are going to do in Lekki. We know you will surprise the whole world. We know you will visit us! There will be miracles! There will be signs! There will be wonders! There will be salvation! There will be healing! There will be deliverance! There will be victory! There will be promotion! There will be joy! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, tonight, prove Yourself! Show us that You are mighty! Show us that there’s no one like You! Bless us like never before! At the end of everything, let Your Name be glorified. In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have prayed! Thank You Lord!

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and tell them – ” You’re shaking hands with someone who will see the New Year!” Thank You Jesus! God bless you, you may be seated.

I could sense that there already is excitement in the air. I want to assure you that my Father in heaven is ready and He’s going to do things in Lekki that the world will forever praise His Name and tonight you are going to have a taste of what’s coming.

Luke 5 verse 10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. I think that one is a statement to somebody (Amen!) – “Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.” (Amen!) There is something in this particular passage that will shake you, apart from the words “Fear not” and that is “From henceforth”. Today is going to mark a new beginning for somebody (Amen!)

The Almighty God was saying to Peter – years ago – and He’s saying to someone tonight, He’s saying, “From now on – no more failure for you!” (Amen!) You see, because when this story began it met Peter in a state of total failure – he had failed completely. He had fished all night and had caught nothing and he was completely devastated; he couldn’t even go home – no food, no money, no joy! He was a failure. And then the Almighty God came to his boat and performed a miracle – a miracle so big that he was astonished and he didn’t even know what to say. Instead of saying, ” Thank You for blessing me!” he said, “Go away from me!” The blessing was so much he didn’t even know how to handle it.

But the Lord! then said, “Fear not, from now on no more failure!” And the Lord is saying that to someone because the reason Jesus could assure Peter that there’d be no more failure for him is because Peter was now hooked on to someone who could never be resisted. Someone who said in Isaiah 43 v13, God said there, “Yea before the day was, I am he and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. I will work and who shall let it?” In other words, God says, Peter, we are now partners and when I say this is the direction I want to walk no-one can resist me. If I say someone is going to succeed, nobody can cause him to fail.” So He was saying to Peter, “From now on no more failure!” And I believe God is saying tonight, “Adeboye, no more failure!” (Amen!)

So He said, “From henceforth something new is about to begin: no more failure and no more fruitless efforts! (Amen!) Because Peter made several efforts and had failed. He tried again and again to catch fish. He couldn’t catch a single one and there are many of us for years we had worked hard, we’ve worked hard and there’s nothing to show for it. I’m particularly happy that God brought you here tonight because beginning from tonight, henceforth no more fruitless efforts! (Amen!)

Why? Because according to the Word of God when you are hooked up to Jesus then you will produce abundant fruit. In

John 15 v 5 the Lord says, “If you abide in me and my words abide in you – you will bring forth much fruit.” I am prophesying to the barren! From now on you will bring forth much fruit! (Amen!) I’m prophesying to those who have been working for years and have no savings. Among you will be those who will sponsor Lekki ’99 (Amen!) I’m prophesying to those of you who have been failing all exams. You will study, you will read, you will go to the exam hall and you will fail! But from now on you will surprise the professors! (Amen!)

So He was saying, “From henceforth, no more failure! (Amen!) No more fruitless efforts! (Amen!) No more frustrations! (Amen!) This man Peter was a frustrated man because he did everything he could – he tried, he was an expert fisherman. He knew that the best time to fish in that particular lake was at night! You cannot call him a lazy man! He wasn’t sleeping when others were sleeping – he was having a night vigil! And yet each time he threw the net, he brought it up and there was nothing. After some time frustration came. I mean, when he saw that from 8pm he was on and on and on and suddenly it was 6am and nothing! Oh, there are some of us like that! We had fasted, we had prayed. Oh, night vigil, we can’t count the number – and there was no result! But beginning from tonight, as the Lord! lives, there will be no more frustrations! (Amen!)

Why? Because when you read Mark 5 v 25 – 34, you find the story of the woman with the issue of blood. It is the classical example of someone who is frustrated. Oh, the woman tried! She spent all her money! She went from one physician to another. Once they told her – this is a good one – she will go there. And the Bible said she suffered many things of many physicians. Oh, they were using her for food. “Has she come to you? Well, she came to me. I gave her this injection and I collected so much! You better make sure you collect your own!” And instead of getting better, the Bible said, she grew worse! She was frustrated but all she did was touch the Almighty. Now in your own case, you are not going to merely touch the Almighty, you are going to be hooked on to Him. So I know that beginning from tonight – no more frustrations for you. (Amen!)

And the Lord was saying to Peter, “From henceforth no more failure, no more fruitless efforts, (Amen!) no more frustrations, (Amen!) no more sorrow. (Amen!) We don’t have to be a prophet to know that a man who had worked all night and failed must be a sad man. But all of a sudden as God would have it, he became attached to someone, so that the Bible recorded for us – if you are to really call His Name, His Name is ‘the good tidings of great joy!’

In Luke 2 v10-11 – when the angels were announcing the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, it said, “We’ve brought to you good tidings of great joy”. Now the One who is the good tidings, the One who is the good tidings of great joy, is the One that many of us are so hooked on to that nothing can prevent us from coming to Him! That is why I know that there’ll be no more sorrow for you!

Years ago when we were in the other auditorium, we were having a programme and I said everybody should pray. Usually when I ask everybody to pray, I pray too. Me, I’m not like one of those people who will say, “Go and pray” and then they will open their eyes to see who is praying and who is not praying! Because I know I need prayers, more than you! So as we were praying, I closed my eyes and I was praying. Suddenly, God said, “Open your eyes and look at that lady!” And the lady was weeping. She was drenched in tears. The Lord! said, “Go and tell her: ‘Whatever is causing your sorrow is over!’ (Amen!)”

Then I discovered, later on after the service that the woman was barren and there doesn’t seem any hope at all that she will have children because the problem actually was not with her; the problem was with the husband and now she’s a Christian – she cannot divorce, she can’t go and marry another fellow, she can’t go and commit adultery outside and yet she wanted a child so how will God ever do it? When God says, “No more sorrow.” It means He has already arranged to remove the cause of sorrow. That lady today has 3 children – 2 boys and 1 girl! (Amen!)

So I am believing God that God is saying to someone here tonight, “From henceforth – no more sorrow!” (Amen!) If you believe that say Amen loud and clear! (Amen!)

So the Lord! was saying to Peter, “From henceforth, no more failure! (Amen!) From henceforth, no more fruitless efforts! From henceforth, no more frustration! From henceforth, no more sorrow! From henceforth, no more reproach! (Amen!)

Automatically, if you look a t a man, a man who had fished all night and caught nothing, people will say to him, “You’ve gone since yesterday – what have you brought?” They say to people, “You’ve been gone since last year. Where is the result?” I know by now the enemy must have been saying to some people – “You’ve been going to Holy Ghost Service for one year! Where is the result?” I’m sure some enemies have nicknamed some of you ‘Mummy Holy Ghost’. some of you are ‘Daddy Holy Ghost’. God will surprise them! (Amen!) I say God will surprise them! Because from henceforth all those things in your life that are causing people to say, “Where is the God you are serving?” God will remove! (Amen!)

You see, because the opposite of ‘reproach’ is ‘glory’ and Peter has got himself hooked up to someone that the Bible calls ‘the King of Glory’. In

Psalm 24 v 7-10 it describes for us who the King of Glory is – It says, ‘the Lord!, the Lord!, strong and mighty, the Lord!, mighty in battle.’ You know, once in a while, when you see somebody boasting, you wonder, is this fellow as strong as he is or is he just a loud mouth?

The angels guarding the everlasting doors said, “Who is the one saying that the gates should be lifted for him?” This is the one place where you see Jesus Christ introduce Himself. I’ve told you that He loves names – He loves to tell you “This is who I am!” If any man says, “This is who I am.” God can say, “Shut up!” and brush him aside. But when Jesus Christ says, “I AM that I AM!” Nobody can say ‘shut up!’ When He says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” Nobody can say “Shut up!” When He says, “I am the One whose Name is Wonderful, Counselor, mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!” nobody can say, “Shut up!”

And here He said, “I am the Lord! I am the Lord, strong and mighty. I am the Lord, strong and mighty in battle, I am the Lord of Hosts, I am the King of Glory!” Every reproach in your life He will remove today In Jesus’ Name! because He has the power to silence any enemy. So He said to Peter, as He’s saying to some of you today, “No more failure, no more fruitless efforts, no more frustration, no more sorrow, no more reproach!” (Amen!)

And He went on to say – “No more loneliness! (Amen!) You asked me to get away from you, now, I’m not going. I have come into your boat. From now on it is you and I and because it is you and I, you are no longer going to exist for one day without divine backing.” Am You see, He said, in

Hebrews 13 v 5, He said, “I will never leave you, I will never forsake you.”

You wonder when you read the Bible and you see the story of Peter and you see the story of Judas Iscariot. You find that the two of them were apostles. Oh, agreed, Judas Iscariot was a thief; he was stealing from the pocket, purse, the bag of money. But Peter made a lot of mistakes. He lied. He said, “I’ve never, never known Him!” He cursed. He said, “Let the ground open up and swallow me if I’ve ever known Him!” And yet Peter ended up becoming the leader of the apostles whereas Judas Iscariot ended up hanging. What’s the difference between the two?

Because God had promised Peter – “From henceforth, it is the two of us together!” And God is saying to someone here tonight – “From henceforth, no more loneliness!” (Amen!) “You won’t go alone. It will be you and I.” So He’s saying, “No more failure, no more reproach, no more loneliness and no more anxieties.”

“You don’t have to worry any more! No, Peter, don’t worry, we are together now!” How could somebody say to you that from now on you will never worry again? The one who could say so is the One who controls destinies. Remember He said to Peter, He said, “Peter, Satan planned to have you. You are the one who is supposed to show me to the people, betray me but I have prayed for you. That destiny of evil, I have changed it for you.” There might be some people here tonight who are headed for trouble – that trouble is gone In Jesus’ Name!

The Bible says in Acts 15 verse 18. It said, “Known unto God are all his ways from the beginning of the world.” In other words He planned everything, but because He’s the Supreme One whatever He has planned He can replan. The Bible says, Our God is in the heavens; he does as he pleases.” Oh, some people say, “No! Once He has planned it, He can’t change it!” Who told you? If that is the case why is it that Jesus was praying, “Lord take away this cup from me?” Because He knows that the Father can remove the cup! Oh, You will say, “But He didn’t remove the cup on that occasion!” Because if He removed that cup Adeboye will never get to heaven!

But when you study scriptures very well you will find that there were certain destinies that the Almighty God changed. Take Saul of Tarsus – that boy was heading straight for Hell. He was highly educated and he was going to use his education to destroy the work of the Kingdom. But one day the Lord met him on the way and changed the course. Paul said it himself – he said, “I am the chief enemy of the apostles! It doesn’t matter what the enemy had planned for your future. From henceforth your destiny will change for the better.

So the Lord said, “From henceforth – no more failure! (Amen!) No more fruitless efforts! (Amen!) No more frustration! (Amen!) No more sorrow! (Amen!) No more anxieties! (Amen!) If that is for you let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

And then, “From henceforth” tells us something again. It tells us that in every man’s life there are segments. We have the segment that we call – ‘the past’, we have the segment as people say – that we call ‘the present’. And then we have the segment that is called the future. But really – there are two major segments. There is the segment that is called the past; there is the segment that is called the future. The present is merely the boundary between the past and the future. It takes only one person – the Almighty God – to decide when your past is actually past. He’s the only one who can say, “All right! Your future now begins.” He’s the only One who can say, “All right! You’ve suffered enough!” He’s the only One who can say, “All right. From now on let joy begin.” And he said in Isaiah 43 verse 18 and 19, He said you won’t even need to remember the former things. He said “Behold for you I will do a new thing.” He said, “I will produce rivers in the desert.”

In other words, when the Almighty God decides, remember, He says, “When I make up my mind the way I’m going nobody can stop me.” When He says, “Your past is past!” Then it is over! When He says, “Your future begins”, then you can be sure, the future has started. It takes the Almighty God to say – like He said through Moses to the children of Israel: “Look at these enemies,” He said, “The enemies you see today you will never see them again forever!” That’s in Exodus 14 v 13-14. Now, that’s not a small statement at all because these are enemies that the children of Israel had seen for more than 400 years and there are many of us – we had been under the yokes of enemies for years. Some of us have been under the yoke of the enemy for generations.

One young man came to us and he was terribly frightened – what are you afraid of. You have a good job; everything seems to be going fine. Why are you so frightened? He said, it has just occurred to him that in his family line no man ever exceeded the age of 40 before they die and the oldest member in the family had just died and he was 40 and then he realized that he was 38! You know what that one means. It means 2 years to go. But then I said to him. In the name of the Lord, the enemies you see today you will never see them again! (Amen!) That’s about five years ago now. That man is still young and strong and healthy. So the enemies in your family, the enemies that say you will not reach the Promised Land – today is the last day you will ever see them (Amen!)

There is someone who can say – “From henceforth…” In other words in a single day He can put an end to the past and put a beginning to the future. For 40 years Moses was running from Pharaoh, but when you read

Exodus 3 v 1 – 12, in a single day the one who was a fugitive became a deliverer. God said unto him: “Your days of being a fugitive are over and from now the fellow that you were running away from, you will now become a terror to him (Amen!)

I know what it is to be a fugitive, Many-a-time some of us are not running from people who can kill us with cutlass or guns but we run from people who can drain your blood while you are sleeping. Some of us now, we will think twice before we go home for Xmas. Some of us know that if we are going home at all when you get to the nearest town you remove your beautiful clothes and wear some others. And when you arrive there and they look at you they say, “Ah! No. There’s no difference, so let him keep on suffering.” And they ask you, “When are you going?” You are going very soon. You say, “Ah, ah! I’ve just arrived! I’m going to spend one week!” But that will change tonight In Jesus’ Name! Because those enemies, from henceforth, when they hear you are coming, they will shake! (Amen!)

There is only one fellow who can say to the barren – “You will no longer be barren!” (Amen!) For years Hannah suffered – not only because she had no child but because the other woman in the house was giving her horrors. But then, just one day, the Almighty God came and said, “From henceforth your petitions are granted.” It wasn’t long before she was singing – in 1st Samuel 2 verse 5 it said; “The barren has become the mother of seven.” All those who are barren – that will be your song too In Jesus’ Name! Amen (Amen!)

In one day, just one day, the Almighty God picked up a shepherd boy brought him in, when no one recognized him. He said, “Kneel down boy, we want to change your past – we want to give you a new beginning.” And the boy knelt down and they poured oil on him and by the time he got up from his knees everybody was saying, “Your Majesty”. When they said, “Go and bring him.” They said, “That boy can’t be anybody! He’s going to die a shepherd boy!” But before that day ended even his father had to say “Your Majesty”.

I believe there’s someone here tonight who’s going to be greater than his father. (Amen!) If you are the one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) There is someone who on one day, just one day, can put a permanent end to years of storm and bring in permanent peace. In one sentence! In Mark 5 verses 11-16 we find the story of a man there who had been in a storm, a very violent storm for years. He wasn’t on the sea. It wasn’t that he was in a boat. It’s that for a reason nobody can explain more than 1,000 demons just decided to enter into him alone! I’ve always wondered why? What has this man done! Not one! Not two! Not 1,000! A legion of demons! Is he the only man in the town? This man was in a storm! He was living among the dead. When they bind him, he will tear it off and for no reason at all he will take a sharp stone and begin to cut himself. But then one day Jesus came and said “From henceforth peace!” And suddenly peace came. All those forces that have been troubling your mind – they shall leave you alone In Jesus’ Name Amen! (Amen!)

Not only did He change the storm of that man to peace – in a single day, the mad man became an evangelist. The Bible says in

Mark 5 v 18-20 that when the man was now washed, he was now in his right mind, he was clothed, Jesus said, “Well, I’m going to another town to preach…” because the people there say they don’t want Him around, So this man said, “Eh eh! I’m going with you Lord!” And the Lord said, “No! Go back to your people and tell them what I’ve done for you.” The Bible said he went everywhere publicizing. You know when we beg people to give testimonies and they feel reluctant its because they have not really seen fire! If you have been in a real storm and the Almighty God came and rescued you, nobody will beg you before you begin to testify! And I know there is someone here today who will have testimonies. (Amen!)

There is only one person who in one day, can put an end to darkness and bring in light and make the light permanent. In

Mark 10 v 46 – 52 you find the story of blind Bartimeus there. He was born blind. He had never seen light. When you talk about beautiful flowers he didn’t know what you are talking about. There is only one color that he knows and that is black – whether it is morning or afternoon or evening or night – the same black!

And I know that there’s someone here today that since the day you were born the only thing that you have known is sorrow. From henceforth you will know joy! (Amen!) Just one day and suddenly the darkness gave way to light. It is only Jesus who can do it. He’s the only one who in one day could gather all your enemies together, not only the enemies but their children, their wives, everybody who can ever become your enemy in the future – gather them together and perish! All of them in one day!

Oh, they harassed Daniel. They gave him trouble! There was a time when the king had a dream and forgot the dream and said as a result every wise man must be killed. God rescued Daniel at that time. Oh, there was another time when the king set up an idol. I don’t know what happened at that time when they caught Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego – I’m sure they didn’t pay attention to Daniel at that time, otherwise they would have caught him too. Because I am sure he didn’t bow to that idol and then when that one passed they said lets give him to the lions so God said, “Enough is enough, this is the last time you will harass my son!” And I believe that God is saying to somebody here tonight, “Tonight is the last time the enemy will harass you!” (Amen!) Not only did He bring Daniel out of the lion’s den – He brought all those enemies that got him into trouble and said, “Feed them to the lions!”

In the olden days people were very wise, if you kill your enemy, don’t let the son live because when the son grows up he’s going to find out who killed my father? So when God said, “Go and bring those chiefs who said we should throw Daniel into the lion’s den…He said, “Bring their wives too, bring their children too…let us uproot their seed from the earth!” Every plant that God did not plant in your life will be uprooted tonight (Amen!)

Now when God decides to put an end to your past and begin a future. He can do it in such a way that it will be difficult for you even to remember what had happened in the past. If you tell your children the story of what you had suffered they will look at you and say, “Is that possible? How can you that God has blessed…. Are you sure you are telling us the truth?” You see the Lord promised in Isaiah 54 verse 4, He said, “Thou shalt not remember the shame of thy youth.” In other words, “I will so make your future rosy, that your past will become like a dream forgotten!” (Amen!)

I’ve told some of you the story before, when I tell it to my children they find it difficult to believe. I tell them that for the first 18 years of my life I had no pair of shoes and they have been wearing shoes from the day they were born! And when I told them of the story – one beautiful day in 1960, it was Prize Giving Day in our Grammar School and I won a prize and to go forward and collect your prize, you must wear white trousers and white shirt. That’s what you must wear and of course shoes too! I had no what is called trouser – whether white or black!

So I slept on my bed. I said, “God, why did you allow me to win a prize?” Because if they call your name and you don’t run out, you’re in trouble – they think that you were absent! I was there thinking, “Oh God what am I going to do?” When one of my classmates called me and said, “Please come! I have six trousers. I don’t know which one to wear!” He had six. I had none at all! So I helped him pick one and then I said, “Eh! I have none you know!” He said, “” Ah eh, that is true. I’ve never seen you in a trouser! Pick one, pick one!” I said, “Thank you, thank you! AS soon as we finish, I will wash it and…” He said, “No. I have six others at home!” And the boy was much bigger than myself – I tried to put the trouser there but then a trouser is a trouser! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

You are going to forget the shame of your youth. (Amen!) So I got trouser – no shoes. So I began to visit my relatives. Many of them had no shoes. Finally I got to one who had two – one fairly good, about 5 years old. He told me not to come near that one at all. Then he had another one that had been reborn with Odutola tyre sole! O Lord! Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! So he said, “All right, return it as soon as you finish. Just make sure you just wear it when you are about to go.” I said, “Yes, Sir.” So I carried the pair of shoes. As soon as I turned the corner, I put them on! I have to practice! I’m not even sure whether I put the right leg on the left!

I know that there are some of you here tonight – that you too have been suffering all these years. I prophesy, in the name of the Almighty God that within the next one year, you will be telling the kind of story I’m telling (Amen!)

Why is Jesus able to say, “From henceforth Peter, your past is over, your future begins?” Because in Revelations 1 verse 8, the Bible says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, the One who was and the One who was and the One who is to come. The Controller of the past, the Controller of the present, the Controller of the future. That’s why the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.” In the life of someone here tonight, everything will become new! (Amen!)

That is why if you are here and you’re not yet born again, come and hook yourself to Jesus. If you say you are born again and you have not seen any dramatic change in your life you better come again and make sure that you are truly hooked up to Jesus because I trust my God when you become hooked up to Him He will say, “From henceforth all things will become new!” So if you are here and you’re not yet born again come now, come and give your life to Jesus. Let this day be a new beginning for you, a new beginning of joy, a new beginning of victory, a new beginning of victory, a new beginning of prosperity, a new beginning of victory! If you are there and you are not yet born again run forward and come and give your life to Jesus Christ!

The rest of us, I want us to stand on our feet and cry to the Lord and say, “

Father, do a new thing in my life today – let my life become brand new as from today! And let my future begin today!” Those of you who want to give your life to Jesus come now. The Lord is calling you, come now, come and give your life to Him! Come and cry to Him and say, “Lord! Come and save my soul today! O Lord!! Forgive my sins! Save my soul, O Lord! Save my soul! Let me become a new creature in you today O Lord! do a new thing in my life Lord! Give me salvation, true salvation today. Call on Him. The Lord is calling you now….

Father, we Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the power in Your Word Glory be to Your Holy Name! O Lord!. First and foremost, I’m praying for these your children who have come forward to give their lives to You. Every one of them – save their souls! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Forgive their sins! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) – whatever they’ve done in the past that is contrary too Your Will, wipe it away with Your Blood! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Tonight Father, write their names in the Book of Life! (Amen!) As from this moment and henceforth, let them become true children of God! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) In all their lives – everything that is Satanic Father, let them pass away! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!). Father, for them, let everything become new! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Father, for all of us who are here tonight, Lord, do a new thing! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Every reproach, every shame, every failure, everything in our life that is not of God, Father, remove them! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Put a new song in our lives! In Jesus’ Name (Amen!) From tonight let our joy begin! (Amen!) Let our testimonies begin! (Amen!) Let our victories begin! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen Praise the Lord! Alleluia!

All right! Those of you who have come forward, tonight is a special night for you! I can assure you that your names and prayer requests will be written down and I promise you I’ll be praying for you. So if you will follow these men who are waving a piece of wood they will take you to where some Pastors will minister to you. They will take your names and addresses and prayer requests and they will send a copy to me. So follow them now…

Alleluia! Glory be to God! God bless you, you may be seated.

Something that we’ve never done before which we’re going to do tonight because this is a new beginning. While I was praying there, the Lord reminded me of an incident that happened while I was in the Grammar School. There was a student there who came from Lagos who was a very tough boy. He killed many of the chickens in the compound. If you don’t lock your locker very well whatever you put there is likely to disappear. Then came his last day in the school and he did a very strange thing – he took a cutlass and dug a hole and knelt down and began to speak into the hole –”Stealing, I bury you today! Quarreling, I bury you today! Lying, I bury you today!” and when he had finished he out the soil back again! Even though we almost laughed, but it was not a joking matter because he was very, very serious.

Brethren! I want us to do something by an act of faith tonight. I want you – without digging the ground – to speak to the ground, just say the ground should open its mouth and then say,

“Sickness, I bury you tonight! Poverty, I bury you tonight! Curses, I bury you tonight! Failure, I bury you tonight! Frustration, I bury you tonight! Barrenness, I bury you tonight! Everything that is not of God I bury you tonight! In the Name of Jesus I bury you tonight! Fruitless efforts, I bury you tonight! Ohhh! sorrow, I bury you tonight! Bad dreams, I bury you tonight! Worries, I bury you tonight! ” Come along speak now! Speak into the ground! Say, “Ground open your mouth – every ache, every pain in my body – I bury you tonight! All the sorrows of the past, I bury you tonight! Every bitter thing in my body, I bury you tonight! Every seed of ‘Satan, I bury you tonight! Everything that had been hindering my progress – I bury you tonight! Every yoke of Satan in my family, I bury you tonight! Every yoke of Satan in the lives of my children, I bury you tonight! Every mountain that had been blocking my way forward – I bury you tonight! Every thought that is not according to God Almighty – I bury you tonight! In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ I bury you tonight! And you will remain buried forever – you will never show up again! Everything that had been draining my success, everything that Had been draining my prosperity, I bury you tonight! Everything that is Satanic in every sphere of my life, I bury you tonight! You will remain forever buried! In that Name that is above every other, everything contrary to the perfect will of God in my life – I bury you tonight! Oh, yes.

Every generational curse, I bury you tonight! Every hindrance to the flow of anointing in my life, I bury you tonight! Every doubt, every unbelief, everything that is not 100% divine, I bury you tonight! In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ I bury you tonight! And you will remain forever buried! O yes, so shall it be! Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! because I know it is done! All enemies of the progress of the work of God, I bury you tonight! And you shall remain buried! So shall it be forever and ever Thank You Father! Glory be to your Holy Name! Oh yes, we praise Your Name Lord! ! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father! Your Word says, ‘Whatever we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven (Amen!) and whatever we loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. We are all of one accord tonight: that in the life of all of us here and in the lives of all those who are precious to us wherever they may be, failure is buried! (Amen!) fruitless efforts are buried! (Amen!) Sorrow buried! AAM poverty buried! (Amen!) barrenness buried! (Amen!) Sickness buried! (Amen!) Bitterness buried! (Amen!) Curses buried! (Amen!) Everything that is not of God in our lives – buried! (Amen!) and they shall remain buried forever – Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! for we pray! In Jesus’ mighty Name! Amen! (Amen!)

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say – “I don’t know about you but all my problems are buried! All my problems are buried, are buried forever!” Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Amen. Are you blessed? Come on give the Lord a big hand! Give the Lord a big hand. Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia!

David said, “I will praise the Lord as long as I have being. As long as I’m breathing, I will praise the Lord.” I know there are some people here tonight who are still breathing and the Lord, (Amen!) Glory be to God! and the Lord says, “Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord!.” I want you to go ahead and just praise Him! Praise Him from the bottom of your heart! Say, “Thank You that I’m still breathing. Thank You Lord! that I’m alive. In spite of everything that the devil has tried Thank You Lord! that I’m still alive!

Thank You that I’m breathing yet! Oh, because I know that my tomorrow will be alright! I thank you that I’m still breathing, left to the devil, I should be dead by now but Lord! you kept me alive, I’m breathing still. I give You glory, I give You honour! I give You adoration Lord!. Thank You that I’m still breathing. I give You all glory! I give You all honour. I give you all adoration. Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! be the name of the Lord. I bless You that I’m still breathing and as long as I have any breathe in me, I will praise You. I will praise You as long as I have my being, as long as I’m breathing I will praise You! Oh yes! As long as I can open my mouth I will praise You. You are worthy to be praised Lord!! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! O Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! be the Name of the Lord! I give You all glory! I give You all honour! I give You all adoration! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Glory! Glory! Glory! be to Your Holy Name! Thank You that I am alive! Blessed be Your Holy Name! King of Kings! The I Am that I AM! The Ancient of Days! I bless Your Name! Alpha! Omega! The Beginning! The Ending! The One Who is! The One Who was! The One Who is to come! I bless Your Name! I magnify Your Name Lord!! I will forever praise You! I will forever lift You high because there’s no one like You. Glory be to God! Glory be to God forever more! As long as I have my being I will praise You! The dead cannot praise You Lord!. Those who have gone into the grave cannot lift you high! Thank You Lord! that I’m breathing! Thank You Lord! that I can speak! Thank You Lord! that I can see, I can walk, I can lift my hands, I can glorify Your Name. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! God Almighty! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Name! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Because only the living can praise the Lord, those of us who want to praise the Lord we have a right to refuse anything that is contrary to life. So you are going to pray now and say,

“Everything that is contrary to life, everything that is contrary to life more abundant in my life, I reject In the Mighty Name of Jesus! Because I want to praise God.” “Everything that is contrary to life, everything that is contrary to life more abundant in my life, I reject In the Mighty Name of Jesus! because I want to praise God.” Everything that is contrary to life I refuse, I disallow, I reject! In the Mighty Name of Jesus! Oh yes! I refuse sickness! I refuse poverty! I refuse every demonic attack! I refuse everything that is contrary to life and joy and victory and prosperity! I refuse everything that is contrary to life and life more abundant! I reject – In the Mighty Name of Jesus!, in that Name that’s above every other name – I reject everything contrary to life and life more abundant in my life! O yes! I reject everything that is devilish, I reject everything that is evil, I reject everything contrary to life and life more abundant. Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!).

The Word of God says, “If two of you shall agree as touching anything you shall ask on earth, it will be done for you by our Father in heaven.” We are more than two! I want us to agree that for the rest of this year in all our homes, there’ll be no sorrow (Amen!), there’ll be no death (Amen!), there’ll be no sickness! There’ll be no loss! There’ll be no defeat! There’ll be no room for demons! Go ahead! Let’s talk to the Almighty God!

“We all agree, we are of one accord that for the rest of this year in all our homes, there’ll be no accidents, there’ll be no death, there’ll be no sickness, there’ll be no sorrow, there’ll be no loss, there’ll be no problems, there’ll be no demonic attack, there’ll be no failure In the Mighty Name of Jesus! in all our homes – not only for this year but for the rest of our lives! O yes, we are of one accord! That there will be no sickness, there will be no sorrow, there will be no death, no accidents, no evil report, there’ll be nothing contrary to joy. There’ll be no defeat In the Mighty Name of Jesus! O yes! We are of one accord. Every one of us agrees that for the rest of our lives there will be no more sorrow, no more loss, no more problem, no more evil reports, no more room for demonic attacks, no room for the devil, no room for the enemy in any form whatsoever! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!

The Word of God says, “Whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Bible scholars say that that translation could also be written; “Whatsoever you allow shall be allowed, whatsoever you disallow shall be disallowed.” Now, brethren, I want us with all our heart to tell the Almighty God that “

Lord! In our homes we allow joy, we allow prosperity, we allow progress, we allow promotion, we allow divine health, we allow divine victory! Come on tell the Almighty God, “In our homes, Daddy, we allow joy, we allow victory, we allow prosperity, we allow promotions, we allow divine health, we allow progress, we allow victories, we allow everything that is divine, we allow multiple promotions, we allow multiple miracles, multiple signs, multiple wonders, we allow divine joy, we allow everything that is glorious, we allow everything that is marvellous, we allow everything that is bright and beautiful and glorious, everything that is divine, we allow everything that is good, we allow everything that is beautiful, we allow everything that is powerful, divinely powerful, everything that is anointed we allow In the Mighty Name of Jesus! O Yes Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Alleluia! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Now let us pray for the Holy Ghost Festival, Lekki ’98. Thank You Father! Let us call on the Almighty God to rend the heavens and pour in miracles, signs, wonders, salvation, healings, deliverance, victories on every one of us – come on, talk to the Almighty God! Father Rend the heavens! Just open the heavens my Father and my God! Roll away all the windows shutters of heaven and pour in the kind of blessing that the world had never seen before – upon all your children who would be gathering in Lekki on December 18 – salvation like never before, healings like never before, deliverance like never before, victories like never before, prosperity like never before, joy like never before! O my l and my S! Open the windows of heaven! Rain the heavens, Oh! Let Your glory come down and meet the earth! Do marvelous things my f and my God. Shake the earth with Your mighty Presence! Break yokes O Lord!! Show the whole world that You are the Almighty. Let the world know that there’s none like You! Rain the heavens O Lord!….come down O Lord! Magnify Thy Power! Exhibit Your Almightiness! Explode on Lekki Lord! with all the power of the Almighty Himself! Yes l Do marvellous things and let the world know that You are the Living God Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen! (Amen!)

Let’s pray for Nigeria. The transition programme is on. The Lord has brought us out of Egypt! Glory be to God! But we still have a journey before we get to the Promised Land. There will be Red Sea to cross. There might be Amalekites on the way – let’s call on the Almighty and say,

“Father, the good works you have started in Nigeria, complete it!” let’s call on the Almighty God! Father, Thank You for bringing us out of Egypt. But You are the Almighty! The work that You have started in Nigeria, You only can complete it. Come along with us O Lord on our journey to the Promised Land. Remove every Red Sea! Destroy every Amalekite! Pull down every wall of Jericho! Divide every River Jordan into two and let us pass! Father, take control! The good work you have started in Nigeria complete O Lord! That the world may know that we are serving the living God. Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Blessed! Be Your Holy Name forever Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!)

Now pray for yourself and say,

“Father! Even before I get to Lekki, let me have multiple testimonies!” Go ahead talk to the Almighty God Even before I get to Lekki , my Lord and my Saviour, let me have multiple testimonies, let me have multiple testimonies, multiple testimonies on a daily basis – of Your goodness, of Your mercy, of Your provision, of Your benevolence, of Your generosity, of Your gentleness, of Your power, of Your support, of Your anointing! O Lord! God Let me have multiple testimonies of Your favour, Your strength, Your love, Your faithfulness, my Lord and my God! Long before we get to Lekki Lord give us multiple testimonies that Your name might be glorified. Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name!” In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!

Well you may have your own private request. Even a baby knows that God is present here tonight! Glory be to God! So I want you to go before Him now and tell Him your private requests. Go ahead talk to the Almighty. Tell Him; tell Him what is your private request.

Father, we Thank You that we are alive, that we are breathing. We know when there is life there is hope. We know our tomorrow will be alright! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, we want to praise You so anything contrary to life, sickness, pain, failure, demons – we disallow In Jesus’ Name! – all these things that pertain to life and prosperity and joy and success and progress and promotion and fruitfulness we welcome them In Jesus’ Name! Father, Nigeria is in Your hand! The good work You have started in Nigeria, complete In Jesus’ Name! and Father, the kind of miracles the world had never seen before, the kind of miracles that people cannot even dream possible perform them in Lekki ’98 and Lord those of us who are here tonight even before Lekki ’98 let us have multiple testimonies! Every prayer of Your children, every request let them become testimonies Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ Mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) O Thank You Lord Alleluia! Praise Jesus! Alleluia!

God bless you; you may be seated.

Luke 5 verse 10

Jesus said unto Peter, “Fear not, from henceforth you shall catch men” We want to look again, just a little further at this particular segment….. One thing that strikes me strongly in this statement is the power of the spoken word. Spoken words can be extremely powerful. If a nation wants to go to war with another nation, they declare war by speaking. When the war is over they declare peace by speaking. By speaking, I can make everybody here dance for joy. By speaking, I can drive ala of you away before one o’clock. If I say, “Eh! What are you doing here? Tomorrow is election day – is it prayer that is going to put somebody there? If people don’t even have business, you don’t have any job to do. Every first Friday – gure gure – going to camp. Go home! Go home!” By the spoken word I can drive you away! And even more important than this, when you study the Bible you’ll find that everything that God created except man was created by the spoken word. Somehow, I have a feeling that God is going to speak to someone here tonight (Amen!)

One day God just spoke and said, “Let there be light.” And suddenly there was light. And to somebody tonight, I’m sure God is going to say, “Let there be light!”

The Spoken Word, particularly when it comes from the mouth of God – is extremely powerful. In Psalm 33 verses 8 and 9, the Bible says, “Let all the earth fear Him.” Why? Because when He speaks, it is done! The Bible says in Psalm 119 verse 89, it said, “Forever, O Lord Thy Word is settled and God Himself said in Isaiah 55 verses 10 and 11, He said, “Just as the rain that goes into the soil and will not get out of that soil until it has done something to the plants there, He said, so is my word that is gone forth out of my mouth – it will not return to me void.” And I am representing my Father, tonight when I say In Jesus’ Name! it will be well with you (Amen!)

Now this Spoken Word can be used to create, to bless, to destroy, to transform, to do quite a lot. In this case, the case we are studying, the Word was spoken to transform the life of a fisherman to a fisher of men. If we search the Scriptures, we would also see that the Word has been used to create. In Genesis God will simply say, ‘‘Let the earth be filled with living things!” And when those boys were mocking Elite and he turned and he said, “I rebuke you in the Name of the Lord!” the Word he spoke created two she-bears out of nothing and before you could say, “What’s going on.” 42 of those children lay dead.

The Word spoken by God can be very powerful. When He blesses that blessing is settled. In Numbers 23 verses 19 and 20, a prophet, a false prophet was used of God to bless the children of Israel and after He blessed them the man who hired him to curse them said, “If you are not going to curse them, then don’t bless them at all.” He said, I’m sorry, I have received commandment to bless. I have blessed. Even I cannot reverse it!” The blessing of God will abide on you forever! (Amen!)

When Elijah said to the widow of Zarephath, he said, “Oh, just give me something to eat. That your pot will never be empty, the oil will never dry. As soon as he said that the creative power in the spoken word began to work. The very little dust of flour that remained just began to multiply. The drop of oil that remained in the pot kept multiplying. Brethren! I don’t know how God is going to work your miracle but I’m telling you tonight that beginning from this very moment every miracle you need to make your joy full will come your way! (Amen!)

Now this Spoken Word can also be very powerful in curses. When God cursed Cain in

Genesis 4 v 9-15 and said Cain would be a vagabond – that was what he was till he died. When God said in Hosea 5 v 9 that Ephraim shall be desolate and Ephraim at that time was blossoming, spreading all over the place within a couple of years there was nothing called Ephraim again.

Now every sickness in your body, every demonic influence in your house, every mountain blocking your way, I curse them in the Name of the Lord (Amen!) And I decree tonight that all those obstructions to your joy shall be desolate In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now the Spoken Word can also be very from a man’s mouth, Oh, particularly if it is someone who has authority to pronounce the word, I mean, if a judge, trying a case, says, “This is my judgement. Guilty! Death by hanging!” That fellow is dead unless there is a higher power that will say, “No, let him go.” But even if you have been kept in detention for years and a judge is visiting your prison and he says, “You – Go home!” From that moment you are free! I don’t know how many of you are held in prison by the devil but In the Name of Jesus I am saying, ‘You, you, you, you go! Be free! In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

In Genesis 27 verse 33 when Isaac said he was going to bless Esau and Jacob came and stole the blessing. When Esau arrived and said “Daddy, I am ready, now bless me” The father said, “What? Somebody else has brought me food, I’ve eaten and I’ve blessed him and he shall be blessed. Oh, it is true he stole the blessing but I have blessed him and there’s no way I can reverse it.”

In 2 Kings 4 verse 8-17 Elisha said to the Shunamite woman, “Because you have looked after me – that which you want, that your money cannot buy, 9 months from now it will be in your possession!” (Amen!) The woman looked at the man of God and said, “Don’t deceive me sir. If you enjoyed the food just say thank you and go” But the man of God had already spoken and the moment he spoke the dead womb had already come to life. Everything necessary to make the miracle happen had started working! And that’s why I’m prophesying tonight that all the barren women who are here – 9 months from today – baby boys! (Amen!) baby girls! (Amen!) Sets of twins! (Amen!) to the glory of God (Amen!)

Of course in the same manner the Spoken Word from the mouth, particularly of a man of God can be very powerful in curses – In 1 King 17 verse 1, Elijah said, “Ahab, as the Lord God liveth before whom I stand there’ll be no rain or dew all these days according to my word.” A human being, just an ordinary human being, spoke and all the windows of heaven closed and the windows remained closed for 3 years! And you know very well that when Joshua said, “Stand where you are moon, don’t move an inch until I finish my assignment!” The Bible said there was never a day like that before! Well, there’s no day like today before and that’s why I’m saying even if the sun has to sit still, even if the moon has to remain where it is in order for you to reach your goal so shall it be! In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

And in 2 Kings 5 verses 25 to 27 it was just a spoken sentence from Elisha to Gehazi that changed the life of Gehazi forever. Elisha said, “The leprosy of Namaan shall cleave unto you.” That’s all he said, and the moment he said that the Word went into River Jordan, picked up the leprosy that Namaan deposited there and carried it all over and brought it to Gehazi and put it in him. And it all happened within seconds.

There are some enemies that are pretending to be friends – living in your homes, working in your offices, agents of the devil – in some churches, trying to drag down men of God – everyone of them without a single exception, the leprosy of Namaan shall cleave to them! (Amen!) This is necessary so the Church of God can be purified. Somebody said that God showed him a vision, that we should warn everybody using the altar – that some of them are committing adultery, some of them are fornicating and that God says if they don’t repent He will kill them. I said, “Why do we need to warn them?” Let few drop down dead on the altar, then the rest will wake up! Our God is a holy God and we want His Holiness, His Purity so that there’ll be power. Anyone hiding, whether in the church, your home, in your office, planted there by the devil, they shall be uprooted In Jesus’ Name!

Now there are times when you have to war. When I was walking round the camp yesterday praying and I saw 2 snakes…now will you say, you are a man of God, you are praying, let the snake go and you go. Oh, if I were not a Christian oh snake I would have killed you! The snake will go, become bigger and who knows he may come back and attack you or one of your children! Whenever I see a snake, that snake must die! Cancer is a snake, if it is in your body tonight, I curse it In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Barrenness is a snake, it’s opening it’s mouth and eating the seed of husbands – it shall die In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And all those that say that the glory of Nigeria shall not return, they shall be uprooted In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now, many-a-time all we need to do is speak and suddenly miracles will happen and the tide can turn – if you speak. Now the elders have a saying – if you keep quiet, your problem will keep quiet with you! After all silence means consent. If you have sickness and its okay by you to go along with that’s fine, sickness will stay! If you have a demon in the form of a house boy or house girl and you are willing to that’s fine! Wait till they have poisoned your husband or until they have destroyed your marriage – if that’s okay with you, that’s fine! But it’s not fine with me – no evil shall l remain in my home, in your home, in the Church of God! In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

I remember. Years ago, I think 1981, I was travelling from Ilesha to Ibadan for a programme and my driver was about to enter the junction of a road and he stopped to give room to another vehicle passing. He was clearly far from the road and then there was this driver coming at a horrible speed and for no reason at all it came to meet us where we were, rammed into us! I mean, pushed us almost into the pit but we called the Name of Jesus and it stopped us just at the edge and he came down begging us. By now he had spoilt our vehicle. I said, “Can we still move?” because I was in a hurry for the programme. My driver said, “We better call the police, This fellow may say we’re the one who spoilt his car.” So we were near Oshu so we called the police – he came, saw what happened, drew all the necessary diagrams and suddenly the driver went close to him and said something…”I’m the driver of chief so so so..” So the policeman turned round: “Oh, you are the people who are wrong – why should you stand there anyway?” Ah ah! That day was not one of the days when I was gentle! It was one of the days when I remembered I’m in the army of the Lord. So I said, “Officer, in every man’s life there is a last assignment” – today is the last assignment of demons in your life – “He said, “What did you say?” I said, “Every man has one last assignment; whether it is a policeman or anything, every man has…..” And he was a very clever boy, he said, “No sir! No sir!”  He said, “This driver, I’m taking you into custody now!” O glory be to God Alleluia! Somebody’s going to say no to failure today (Amen!) Someone is going to say NO to poverty today (Amen!)

You see because the Spoken Word can be powerful even in your own mouth.

Job 22, if you read it from verse 21 v 29 says, if you would do certain things, if you would satisfy certain conditions, then you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you – in other words, subject to certain conditions – which simply says, “Be holy”. Now you will decree a thing and it will be established unto you. I want to spend the next five minutes to tell you how to decree properly. Then we are going to do some decreeing – I believe the devil has lost the battle!

Whenever it is time to decree just make sure you link Jesus Christ with your decree. Once you link Him with your decree that decree is established! Remember in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the W was God and we know that that W was Jesus because the Bible says, the W became flesh and dwelt among us and that we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and truth and there is only One Begotten Son of the Father and His Name is Jesus so whenever you want to decree just link Jesus with the decree.

Let me give you some illustrations. In Genesis 22 v 7 – 14 Isaac said to Abraham, “Daddy!” Daddy said, “Yes, I’m here, my son.” “I can see the wood, I can see the fire. Where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” What was it that Abraham said? “The Lord shall provide for himself a lamb for the sacrifice.” Now he didn’t say, “A sacrifice will come,” He didn’t say. “Don’t worry, my son, there will be a sacrifice.” He said, “The Lord will provide himself a sacrifice” and because he linked the Almighty God with his decree, by the time he got to the mountain top there was a lamb already waiting!

In 1 Samuel 17 v 45-51 David said to Goliath – “You are coming with a spear, a shield, with all other equipments but I come against thee in the name of the Lord, the Lord of Hosts.” He said, “He will hand you over to me and I’m going to cut of your head.” Now he didn’t say, “I will kill you. “He said, “God will hand you over to me.” So when it is time to decree over your enemies, don’t just say, I’m going to march over you – your going to say, “God will make you a stepping stone for me!” – that will be decreeing properly.

In Matthew 8 verses 1-3, a leper came to Jesus Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Thank You Father! Now, I will be telling you everything later on. Now in Matthew 8 v 1-3 a leper came to Jesus and said, “I know you can make me clean. I’m not sure you are willing but I know you can make me clean.” and before he left that day he was clean.

In Daniel 3 v16-17 Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego said, “The God whom we serve is able to deliver us and he will deliver us” Whenever it is time to issue decrees – don’t talk as if you are the Almighty. No, no! Hide within him and then use Him to make your decree. When you say God will perform wonders in my life, the One whose name is Wonderful will say, “Amen!” “God will heal me!” The Great Physician will say, “Amen!” “My God shall supply all my needs” Jehovah Jireh shall say, “Amen!” “The Lord will cause the ground to open and swallow all my enemies.” The one who did it for Korah, Datah and Abiram will say “Amen!”

Are you ready to decree? Ah! I didn’t hear your yes (Yes!) You’re going to issue two sets of decrees. One will be for blessing; the other will be for curses. You’re going to start with those that have to deal with curses. You’re going to clear the way of all those things that have been obstructing your way all this time and you will say, you will mention your name, you will say for example –

“Adeboye! All the enemies you see today you will not see them again because the Lord will fight for you!” You will continue like that and pick all your problems one by one. You will say that the One who is the Lord of Hosts will deal with you. And you will say, “All you forces that are gathered against me, the God of Shedrach. Meshach and Abednego will roast you all! All you lions in my home, from my father’s side, from my mother’s side, from the in-laws side, your mouth will be shut today. God will feed all my enemies to these lions like He did for Daniel.” That’s the first set of decrees. That’s how they will go.

Then we will come to the second one. Now, let me just add one little point. In case you want to be very gentle tonight. I want you to know that when David knocked Goliath down he could have said, “Eh! I’ve defeated him! Can’t you see – I’ve knocked him out!” but if the wind had blown on Goliath and that fellow got up, he will not bee bothering about spear or bow or arrow. I am sure he would have come and taken David and probably tear him into two – that’s why David said, “You are down, I am not going to stop until your head is off!” God has given us an opportunity to be totally victorious tonight. Don’t miss this opportunity. Let’s stand on our feet. Now I want you to take your enemies one by one and say –

“The Lord rebuke you! The Lord fry you! The Lord will cause the ground to swallow you up!” Decree now in the mighty name of Jesus. Open your mouth and decree………Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!

Remember brethren, the Word of God says, “The Kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent have taken it by force.” I want you to go against Satan and command him. Tell him it is written,

“No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper” Therefore Satan – you and all your hosts, I command today that you stay far away from me! Far away from my family! Far away from my business! Far away from ministry! Far away from the Church of God! I decree In the Mighty Name of Jesus! Satan stay away! In the Mighty Name of Jesus I decree that the light of God comes and darkness stay away…..Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!

Now its time to decree blessings on yourself – just go ahead and say,

” The Great Physician will make sure that I enjoy divine health! The Great Provider will provide for all my needs! The Great Promoter will make sure that I get multiple promotions! The Almighty God, the God who is More Than Sufficient will ensure that I have more than sufficient from now on! ” Go on bless yourself! Bless your family, bless your children, bless everything you touch! Decree! In the name of Jesus………the Great Physician will see to it that no sickness is upon me, no disease will stay on my body! The Great Provider will provide for all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. The Ancient of Days, the I AM that I AM will see to it that it is well with me – Oh in all my generations! The Anointed One will see to it that my anointing is forever fresh! Oh it’s going to be well with me because I’m serving a God who’s a good God. I will go from victory to victory because the Lord of Hosts is on my side. I know it will be well. O Thank You Jesus! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Glory be to God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

And now in the name of the Lord I hereby decree that because you are serving a good God it shall be well with you! (Amen!) That good God will see to it that it’s well with your children! (Amen!) He will make it well for every member of your generation! (Amen!) The One whose name is “the Way” will make a way for you! (Amen!) The One whose name is “the Life” will make sure you enjoy abundant life! (Amen!) The One whose Name is “the Truth” will make sure that every false friend in your life is exposed! In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) From now on it will be well with you! (Amen!) Your joy will be full! (Amen!)

You will go from glory to glory! (Amen!) because you are serving the King of Glory! (Amen!) You will go from victory to victory! (Amen!) because you are serving the Lord of Hosts! (Amen!) You will never fail because Jesus will never fail! (Amen!) So shall it be In Jesus’ mighty Name! Thank You Father! That’s right now! Go ahead! Give the l a big hand! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Glory be to God! Amen and Amen and Amen! Give the Lord a big hand! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You Saviour! Blessed be Thy Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Amen! Thank You Father!

One of the things that the Lord said is that His power is present to heal – physically, (Amen!) financially, (Amen!) maritally, (Amen!) spiritually, (Amen!) academically, (Amen!) The power of God is present to heal tonight Glory be to God! Almighty

And then the Lord said, there is someone here, I have brought you this far because you have praised me – if you will praise me more I will take you to a place that you never can dream possible!

Now if you are that one, I think you better praise Him! I think you better glorify His Holy Name! You better adore Him! You better exalt Him! You better bless His Name! Tell Him how good He is, tell Him how wonderful He is, tell Him oh, You are a wonderful God! You are a glorious God! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Amen!

The Lord said something that almost stopped my sermon while I was preaching. He said there was someone here when we were talking about God putting an end to the past and giving us a brand new future and the fellow had been enjoying life; he thought that the past is good enough.

The Lord asked me to tell you whoever you are; He’s replacing your sugar with honey! Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Father!

Now the Lord says there’s someone here tonight, he said you had worked hard for Him. The Lord asked me to tell you – your days of reward have come! (Amen!)

Let’s give the Lord a big hand! Thank You my Father! Glory be to God! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Lord!

O Lord! O Lord! Thank You Lord! I want to be sure I’m hearing correctly. Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! (Amen!) I rejoice with those of you who are here tonight. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! You see because the Lord has just spoken to me and He said,

“Son, tonight, I give you the permission – anything you want to happen to these people just say it!” (Amen!) Thank You Lord! I think you better go on your Knees. Alleluia! Mmm! Father! Thank You! What a day!

It is my wish, my Lord, that all those who are here will never know poverty again! (Amen!) It is my wish my Father and my God that all those who are here tonight will never know sorrow again! (Amen!) It is my wish my Father and my God that all those who are here will never know failure again! (Amen!) It is my wish that all those who are here tonight will be heavily anointed In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) O Lord, It is my wish that everything that these people wish themselves be granted them In Jesus’ Name! Yes Lord, it is my wish, my Father and my God that from henceforth their joy will be full In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Lord! and Father! It is my wish that together we will reign with You in Your Kingdom! In Jesus’ Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! So shall it be In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) So shall it be In Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) So shall it be In Jesus’ Name! Thank You Father! Go ahead! Bless the Name of the Lord! Glory be to God!

Glory be to God! Amen Let somebody shout Alleluia! God bless you, you may be seated now. Thank You Daddy Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! It is well (Amen!) I say it is well! (Amen!)

I think may be the best thing is we just go ahead and give our thanksgiving offering. We have a lot of reasons to thank the Lord tonight.

Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord!

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, you have now made up your mind totally to follow me. God said that I should tell you “I will show you my glory!”

Because You are our light and we know our light can never become darkness! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father! receive the thanksgiving offering of your children. Bless it Lord! Use it for your glory! In Jesus’ mighty Name! Father! Once again I decree that these your children will never know poverty In Jesus’ Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! God bless you, you may be seated. We hope you are blessed. Come again next month for another transcribed message. 

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIFE OF PETER 3

5TH of February, 1999

Pleasant Surprises in the House of Praise

Thank You Lord! Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) Daddy told me and said. “This night will be a night of pleasant surprises.” (Amen!) O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder consider all…………..Worship the Almighty God! Worship the King of Kings! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! O Thank You Savior! Thank You Jesus! Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You! Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed, Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! O we bless You Lord of Heaven and earth, we bless You O Lord of Heaven and earth……………. Ah! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Amen!

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight; He says He’s going to wipe the tears off your eyes! (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight; you are expecting a very important letter. The Lord asked me to tell you – it will contain good news! (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s a sister here tonight, your husband has prepared the letter of divorce. Daddy asked me to tell you – I have torn the letter. (Amen!)

Father we just want to bless Your Name tonight! We want to give you all glory and honour because You are wonderful! You are good! Because You are kind! Because You are powerful! Because You are mighty! Because You are glorious! Because You are worthy! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You for Lekki ’98! We will praise You! We will adore You! We will glorify Your Name! We will bless You Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Tonight Father, visit us again (Amen!) – with joy (Amen!) – with salvation (Amen!) – with healings (Amen!) – with deliverance (Amen!) – with victory (Amen!) – visit us again in Jesus’ Name! At the end of everything – take all the glory again! (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say, “Get ready for surprises!” And then you may be seated, God bless you! Its all right you can give the Lord a big hand – He deserves it! Amen!

We are continuing our study on the Holy Spirit in the life of Peter. And we are going to a brand new series with Acts 3 v 1 – 8 and while you are opening your Bibles to Acts 3 I am sure you have noticed that we have some visitors in our midst. I have a delegation from Sheffield. Like the fellow introducing the singers said – from “Ilu Oyinbo”. We’ll be introducing them to you later on but I’m sure they are welcome in our midst. I say they are welcome in our midst! Glory be to God!

Acts 3 v 1-8 says,

1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Acts 3:1- 8 (KJV)

Somebody will go home today walking and leaping and praising God (Amen!)

We will want to study this particular story in some very great detail. I don’t know how long it will take us – maybe it will take us the whole year because this is a story that is loaded with gems. Let’s take verse 1 and see how far we can go with that verse today.

The Bible says, “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple.” Let’s just stop there and see if we can cover that much ground.

Now ….that will tell us that a story had been coming before and now they are linking it with “now”. Now after the incident that happened before something new is happening. What is the newest thing that happened that led to “now”? Oh that was the Day of Pentecost of course… “And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come all the disciples were with one accord in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from heaven. Suddenly miracles will come into the life of somebody. (Amen!) And a sound from heaven like of a rushing, mighty wind – and the wind of the Holy Spirit will blow tonight. (Amen!)

Then the Holy Spirit came like fire, broke Himself to pieces so that there was enough fire for each fellow that was present. Which is why I am sure that all those who are children of God here tonight will not go away empty-handed. (Amen!) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit as the fire sat on them and they began to overflow. Some people will overflow with joy today! (Amen!) They were speaking in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. So now here it’s talking to us about something that had just happened in the life of Peter and John.

Let’s start with Peter. Who was Peter before the Day of Pentecost? Oh! We know him.  He hasn’t got any good records.  He was a fearful fellow.  In Matthew 14 v 28-32 He’s the one who said he wanted to walk on water like the Lord and began to sink. Of course he was wise enough to cry out for help. At least we learnt something from him that when you are in trouble just cry out for help. I mean if that day he had tried to repeat the Lord’s prayer by the time he finished with ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name’ he would have taken a gallon or two of water. Is there anybody here in need of a miracle tonight? Let me hear you shout “Help Lord!” (Help Lord!)

So he was a fearful fellow but he had enough wisdom to cry when he needed help. He was an unstable fellow. One time he’s up, another time he’s down. In Matthew 16 v13-23 Oh! Once he was saying to Jesus “You are the Christ” and the Lord turned to him and said, “Ah! Blessed are thou Simon”. Next minute he said to the Lord “You are not going to suffer and die!” And the Lord turned to him and said. “Get thee behind me Satan!” So one moment he’s up, the next moment he’s right down in the valley.

In Matthew 19 v 27-29 he was a champion worrier – worrier – he worries…He’s so anxious about tomorrow. He’s like some people I know. They are worried that they won’t get a job. When they get the job they worry that they will lose the job. They worry that they will not be promoted. When they are promoted they worry about somebody who wants to take the chair from them. They worry that nobody will marry them. When somebody shows up to marry them they worry whether it’s the right fellow or not. When they finally marry they worry whether they have taken the right decision or not. They worry whether they will ever get pregnant. When they get pregnant they worry whether they will ever deliver. They are like Peter… always worrying about the future. He turned to the Lord he said, “We have left all and we are following You. Now how about our future?”

In Matthew 26 v 31 -3 Oh…. Peter can boast! He really was a champion boaster. Jesus Christ turned to the disciples and said, “All of you will desert me tonight.” Peter said, “Me? Ah! Hey! Lord! Do You know who You are talking to? If all these run away… You can count on me Lord!” The Lord said,” Ah! Before the cock crows twice you will deny…” “Oh, Lord! Who are You talking to? Even if I have to die with You, I will go with You anywhere Lord!”

In Matthew 26 v 69 – 75 he scored the highest point when it comes to denying Jesus Christ. I mean it got to a point where he swore, “If ever I knew Him let the ground open and swallow me up!”

So before Pentecost Peter was fearful, unstable always worrying, always boasting and Christ denying. But after Pentecost, when that fire came on him as it’s going to come on you today (Amen!) he became an entirely different person. I mean, he changed so radically he himself, could not even recognize himself! The Bible says in Acts 4 v 13 it said, “When they beheld the boldness of Peter and John they took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus.” His boldness became so clear that it could not be hidden.

 And when you read Acts 11 v 1-18 after he had gone to the house of Cornelius and the congregation gathered together and the Apostles began to query him, “Why should you go to the house of a Gentile?” He stood solid as a rock. He said, “The Spirit bade me go” full stop. Peter was no longer the one who is up today down tomorrow. He said, “Listen brethren, you can think what you like, you can say what you like. The Spirit bade me go and I went. Full stop. ” The unstable Peter became the Solid One. And when you read Acts 12 v 5-7 (Thank You Lord!)

The Lord says someone is saying, “God will You please baptize me in the Holy Spirit tonight.” He said, “Your request shall be granted.” (Amen!)

In Acts 12 v 5-7 when they were going to kill Peter the following day he had become so peaceful, so unruffled about the future he was sleeping soundly between two soldiers who chained him. The Bible says an angel came into the prison with bright light. Peter didn’t even know. The angel had to really beat him to wake him up! This was a different Peter from the one who said, “Lord, how about my future?” And when you read Acts 3 v 12-13 you will discover that the boastful Peter had gone. When he raised the lame man and people gathered together he looked at them, he said, “Why are you looking at me like this? you thought I am the miracle-worker?” He said, “No. It is somebody else who did the work.” Now he was giving the glory to God.

And when you look at Acts 4 v 10-12 the one who used to deny Jesus Christ was now saying, “Jesus Christ whom you crucified, you wicked people, the same Jesus you crucified God had raised Him from the dead – God had raised Him from the dead and it is through him that this lame man is standing before you whole! Let me tell you in case you don’t know – there is no other name given unto men by which anybody could be saved!” The man who said, “I didn’t know Jesus.” before said now, “Eh! He’s the only Saviour!” Peter after Pentecost was different from Peter before Pentecost. He’s now bold, solid, peaceful, humble and Christ-affirming. I pray that the fire of the Holy Ghost will come upon you tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

What about John? Before Pentecost Ho-ho! Even the Lord called him “The son of thunder!” He has fiery temper. It’s not the kind of anger you want to stay near at all. I mean in Mark 3 v17 the Lord called him and his brother James “sons of thunder”. And they proved it. In Luke 9 v 51- 56 when the Lord was going to Jerusalem and they sent the disciples ahead to a Samaritan village to ask for accommodation and those people said, “You are a Jew. We are Samaritans – how can you stay in our village? No accommodation!” Ehehh …When they brought the report back James and John heard. “Lord! You just stand aside! Let us call down fire and burn those people up! Let’s show them! Let’s show them our power!” Thank God for Jesus Christ! Pray that the power you receive you will not use it to destroy people (Amen!) but you will use it to win souls!

And then Pentecost came and John became an entirely different person. I mean, when you read his epistles, if you read 1 John 4 for example, from verse 7 – 12, you will not believe it is the son of thunder talking. It is the son of love speaking here. He kept on saying “Beloved…. Let us love one another because love is of God…He who does not love does not know God for God is love….” In 6 verses he mentions ‘love, beloved and things like that’ 14 times! Because when the fire of the Holy Spirit came a heart of stone had been changed to a heart of flesh and I pray tonight that those of you with hearts of stones when the fire comes that stone will melt in Jesus’ name (Amen!)

So now the Bible says Peter and John…. Now why are these two people brought together to our notice? Well, number one, they were members of the inner circle of Jesus Christ. There were three in that inner circle – Peter, James and John. In fact if there should be any surprise in this story it is “Where is James?” Because these three they were with the Lord Jesus Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration. They saw His resurrection power. Anytime He was going to raise somebody from the dead – they were there. In fact, when He was raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead they were the only three that were allowed to come in. You can find that in Mark 5 v 35-37.

They saw His glory, they saw His power and they saw His sorrow too. They saw Him in His time of weakness. His time of distress, when He was crying to God saying, “Lord! Take away this cup from me!” The three were there. In Matthew 26 v 36-38. In fact Jesus invited them to watch with him. They were His prayer partners – even though they fell asleep when they were supposed to be praying!

But then out of these 3 there was a relationship between Peter and John even before Jesus died. I mean, if you read John 13 v 21-26 at the Last Supper when Jesus Christ was saying somebody was going to betray Him and they were all asking “Who? Who?” Peter beckoned to John and said – “If He doesn’t tell anyone, he will tell you. Please ask Him, ask Him for us…” and you know the rest of the story. There was a link already between Peter and John.

Now after Jesus died and rose from the dead the link grew stronger. If you read John 20 v 1-8 there’s a very interesting story there. When Jesus rose from the dead and Mary Magdalene discovered that He had risen from the dead and came and told the Apostles. Two people among the Apostles ran to the tomb. Who are the two? Peter and John…and each time I read the story I always laugh because John is the one who wrote the story for us and he told us that he outran Peter! He said the two of us ran but I beat him! I got there before him! He said, “Well, I didn’t enter because I know he’s an older man. I allowed him to go in first but I beat him there!” He repeated it 2 times and I wonder why are you telling us this John? He’s telling us Peter may be the leader but when it comes to running I beat him!” So they had a link and the two of them remained closely knit for the rest of their lives. My prayer is that that fellow who is going to be your partner in the Holy Ghost God will show you today. (Amen!) Peter was the leader but John was the beloved and the two of them forged a link.

And now – the Bible now went on to say “Peter and John went up together into the temple.” Let’s spend some time looking today looking at what is the temple because many of us don’t even know why we need to go to church at all! We don’t know why we have to come to a place like this – why can’t we just sit down at home – after all God is everywhere? What is the temple?

Number one – it is the House of Prayer. In Matthew 21v 12 – 13 Jesus Christ said, “It is written – my House shall be called the House of Prayer.” Because Isaiah said it in Isaiah 56 v 7 that “My house shall be called the house of prayer for all people.” And the Bible says according to David in Psalm 65 v 2 – it said, “O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.” We have come here today to the One who hears prayers. And I pray that every prayer uttered here today will be answered in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

But it is not just the House of Prayer it is also the House of Healings. If you read Matthew 21 v 14, after Jesus Christ cleared all those who were selling and buying in the temple and said, “My House shall be called a House of Prayer,” the Bible said – the sick came unto him and were healed. I pray that every sick fellow here today will be healed in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!).

In Matthew 12 v 9-13 the Bible said Jesus went into the temple or synagogue and He met there a man with a withered hand and there were some big scholars who felt you shouldn’t heal in the temple, you shouldn’t heal on Sabbath. I’ve had some people challenging me before……”All you people who claim that you have the power to heal, why don’t you go to the hospital and heal everybody there? Why do they have to come to Redemption Camp to be healed? God can heal anywhere!” I agree with that but He specifically heals in the temple. When he said, “Will You heal this man with the withered hand?” He said, “Man, come out, stretch forth your hand and it was made whole as the other one.”

In the same Matthew 12 v 22-23 the Bible says there was a man who was both blind and dumb and the Lord healed him that he both saw and spoke. My prayer today is that since you managed to come into His temple, whatever may be the nature of your sickness, you won’t take it back with you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

And then the temple is also the House of Sacrifice. Everyone who wants to sacrifice anything has to take the sacrifice somewhere. At least in Yorubaland we know if you want to sacrifice to the Devil you take it to the crossroad. If you want to sacrifice to some witches and wizards you go and put it behind an iroko tree. And I don’t know some other cultures but at least I know that of my own.

But in 2 Chronicles 7 v 12 the Lord says, “In this house I will accept sacrifice.” In the temple God says He will accept sacrifice. In fact the Bible says when you are coming into the temple of God you should not come empty-handed because He wants to accept your sacrifice.

A friend of mine used to say whenever he wants to take an offering, he will say, “If you have none borrow from your neighbour so that when they are putting in the something God will see you doing something too!” And he said, “It will not be long before you too will be lending to others!” It is my prayer that whatever may be the sacrifices that you have to give to the Almighty God today, it will be accepted of Him (Amen!)

The temple is the House of Knowledge, a house of education. In Psalm 27 verse 4 David made it clear that in the House of the Lord you can behold the beauty of the Almighty God and I pray that you will see His glory today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) But he went on to say, ‘Not only do I want to stay in His house to behold His beauty, I also want to be there to enquire of Him.” In other words, if you have any query for God bring the query to the temple. “God! Why have you not done this for me?” Come and ask Him in the temple. He will answer you. And when you come into His temple you receive revelations. He will begin to tell you certain things that you will not learn at home.

The temple is also a House where Goodness and Mercy abound. In Psalm 23 v 6 the Bible says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me – for how long? – all the days of my life…and why? …Because I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever” There is a song I love so much – I wish my own voice were as beautiful … it doesn’t matter, I will croak it a little. It says,

 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days, all the days of my life (2ce)….. and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever and I will feast at the table set for me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days, all the days of my life.”

That song says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me – all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever and I will feast at the table set for me.” Whether the enemy likes it or not when you are in the House of the Lord the table that is set before you, nothing can tamper with it. (Amen!)

And the temple is the House of Grace. Hebrews 4v15-16 calls the temple “the throne of grace” where you can go to obtain grace and mercy in the time of need. So we see that the temple is not just an ordinary house. It is the House of Prayer, it is the House of Healing, it is the House of Sacrifice, it is the House of Education and Knowledge, it is the House of Goodness and Mercy and it is the House of Grace.

But it’s much more than that – much, much more – in fact if we want to call the house, the temple, any particular name we would probably it – the House of Praise and Power. House of Praise and Power. When you read 2 Chronicles 5 v 1. I think I better read that one to you – verses 13 and 14 because I want to show you certain things there very quickly…. 2 Chronicles 5 v 13 -14, you will suddenly discover why David said he was glad when they said let us go into the house of the Lord. “It came even to pass as the trumpeters and singers were as one to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music and praised the Lord saying, For He is good and His mercy endureth forever, that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.” The glory of the Almighty God is going to fill this place tonight. (Amen!)

But we are going to do things slightly differently tonight. So for the next few minutes if thing are not the way you expect that’s okay Because He said anyway that tonight will be a night of pleasant surprises. And it might be a good idea if the band began to move closer to their instruments.

The first thing you notice here is that the house, the temple, is the House of Praise. The Bible says in Psalm 22 v 3 that God inhabits the praises of Israel. It’s also the House of Thanksgiving because it says here – they were praising God and they were thanking Him. In fact David says in Psalm 100 v 4, he said, “I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my mouth, I will enter His courts with praise, I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad. He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad, He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad. I will enter….” Glory be to God! Thank You Father! God bless you! You may be seated! – even though you may be standing soon but sit down meanwhile.

It’s the House of Praise; it’s the House of Thanksgiving and it’s the House of Unity – trumpeters, singers, musicians, they were as one man, they did everything in one accord, they co-operated. That reminds me of the origin of clapping. If you read Psalm 47 v 1 says, “Clap your hands all ye people!” Thank you very much! Amen!

Let me tell you the origin of clapping. One day the fingers woke up and they heard the birds singing and they said, “Oh God! We too would love to sing, we would love to praise you. They made all kinds of movements and no sound came but suddenly they said, “If two of us would co-operate maybe we might produce some sound…” Alleluia! So one finger was co-operating with another finger and they discovered, “Oh! I’m making some sound!” And they found that maybe – “Oh! In that case if one finger would co-operate with one hand maybe we would produce some sound.” So if you lift your left hand and you begin to tap it with one finger – then you increase it to two fingers and then to three fingers and then to four fingers and then to two hands… Glory be to God!

So we find that the House of God, the temple is a House of Praise, a House of Thanksgiving, a House of Unity and when there is unity, miracles happen and then you find that if the trumpet is making its noise – do I hear from the trumpeter? – That’s all right… and we add to that the cymbals and we add to that the guitars and the organs and we add to that the drums! It becomes clear that the House of God is a House of Noise… Amen!

But it is not just an ordinary noise – it’s a joyful noise. That’s why that song says – “Clap your hands O ye people! Shout unto God with a loud voice of praise! Clap your hands O ye people……..” God bless you! You may be seated! Now when this noise was going on the trumpets, the cymbals, the instruments off music were saying something – “For He is good and His mercy endureth forever.” So the temple, the House of God is a House of Testimonies and if you have no testimonies before when you come to the House of God you will get testimonies.

David said in Psalm 22 v 22, he said, “I will praise thee in the congregation.” In Psalm 26 v 12 he said, “I will bless the Lord in the congregation” and then in Psalm 89 v 1, he said, “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord. With my mouth…………”

And then we have another song – the one that many of us will know will seem to combine all the things together – testimony, shouting, clapping, praising, thanking……. It says, “What the Lord has done for me, I cannot tell it all…. He saved me and washed me in His blood….” Come on give the Lord a big hand, come on! Alleluia! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! God bless you! You may be seated!

The temple is the house where the glory of God manifests itself, where the cloud of glory can be seen. And that is where you find powerful manifestations of the Lord. The Bible said as the people began to praise Him; as they were making mighty, joyful noise unto Him, God could not restrain Himself – He left His throne and came in, the glory of the Lord filled the temple – even the priests ran out. And if the priests ran out you can be sure demons had gone long before!

I remember years ago, and I am praying that God would restore those days to us today, (Amen!)

We had no guitars then, we had no drums – all we had was our hands and our voices but we could praise God in those days and I remember we were having a convention and we were praising the Lord and there was one Alhaji who had just given his life to Jesus; came all the way from Ilorin. When the praise was hot, he fell down and vomited a charm and that charm was something alive and the charm was crawling away and he was running after it trying to swallow it back! How many of you remember that day? Yeah, you were there then! We had to restrain him; “No – this one has come out of you! You are not going to swallow this one!” I mean, I remember those days, when a woman wanted to shout ‘Alleluia!’ and she vomited a worm that had been troubling her for years! I remember those days when while we were praising God, a woman ran out of the church and went to the gate of the church and began to call her friend who brought her to the convention: “Mama Lagbaja! Mama Lagbaja! Bring my bag! Bring my bag!” “What are you doing there?” She said, “I am going home!” “If you are going home come and take your bag!” She said, “I can’t come because there is fire there!!” There will be fire here tonight!

I mean, the Bible tells us in Luke 4 v 33-36, it said, “When Jesus came into the temple there was a man there who had an evil force, demons in him. When they saw Jesus coming in, when they saw the King of glory walking in they screamed – “What have we to do with you? Have you come to torture us?” And He said, “Shut up and get out.” But today several demonized people are comfortable in our churches. Why? Because we do not praise God sufficiently to bring down the glory. But things will change as from tonight! (Amen!) Are you ready to praise Him! Let me hear you shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

The Bible says, “Let God arise and His enemies be scattered……..Let God, Let God arise….” I know many of us don’t have guitars, even if we have, we don’t know how to play. The Bible says we are to praise God with a 10-stringed instrument – you have 10 fingers and I want you to use those hands today. I want you to praise Him with those hands today….. “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth! Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the Lord!…”…… Thank You Lord!

Now the Lord says there’s someone here tonight who injured his kneecap in an accident and the Lord said He has given you a brand new one (Amen!)

 He also said there’s someone here who’s getting a new bladder so that the frequent urination that had been bothering you is over now! (Amen!)

We want to sing a little more and dance a little more. This is a day of pleasant surprises…….Jesus is Alpha, Alpha and Omega, I will praise Him for He is Alpha and Omega…………His Name is Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus J-E-S-U-S He is the King!………”

Pray and violently…..

Number One. Jesus, rule in my life. Come along, talk to the Almighty God. Jesus, You are the King of Kings, You are the Lord of Lords! Rule in my life! Rule supreme in my life! In my life reign, rule, control take absolute control! You are the King of Kings! You are the Lord of Lords! You are the I AM that I AM, You are the Ancient of Days! Reign supreme in my life. Yes Lord Because You are the King of Kings, You are the Lord of Lords, You are the Omnipotent God Your Word is final! Rule supreme in my life! Oh yes Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! You are the King of Kings! Your are the Lord of Lords! Rule supreme in my life beginning from now and for the rest of my life just reign supreme. Rule every aspect of my life Lord! Yes, Lord! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Father Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Amen!

Now you will talk to the Lord and tell Him that there can’t be two captains in the same ship. There cannot be two kings in the same kingdom. Because I have asked you to rule in my life – sickness, poverty, demons, sorrow must get out and get out now, now, now, now in the Name of Jesus! Because I have asked the Lord Jesus to rule in my life – sickness, disease, poverty, failure, demons, sorrow everything that is demonic you must get out now, now! There cannot be two kings in the same kingdom. The Almighty God cannot rule and Satan rule – no way! No way! So sickness get out of my body in the mighty name of Jesus!

At the beginning of this year the Lord told us that February will be the crucial month of this year. Now I want you to pray, particularly those of you who have been fasting, – that this month will be crucial for joy, crucial for victory, crucial for blessing, crucial for progress, crucial for promotion, crucial for testimonies, crucial for miracles, crucial for signs, crucial for wonders in my life, in my family, in Nigeria, in the church of God! Come along; talk to the Almighty God now!

In the mighty Name of Jesus! Let this month be the crucial month for me – of joy, of victory; of blessings, of promotion, of holiness, of purity, of power, of anointing….Oooh yes Lord! Of a closer walk with You…a crucial month of breakthroughs Lord! Let this month be crucial…. Crucially good, crucially wonderful, crucially glorious, crucially successful, crucially powerful…crucial in anointing, crucial in progress, crucial in promotion, crucial in revelations…Lord God Almighty! …Crucial in a closer walk with You, in a closer, closer walk with the Almighty God, in a greater understanding of You Father! Let it be crucial, crucial to the glory of Your Name!……Blessed be the Name of the Lord!……. Let it be crucial for me Lord! Crucially successful, crucially powerful, crucially glorious! Ooooh! Yes Lord! Let it be crucial in a number of mighty breakthroughs – in anointing, in power, in success, in progress, in promotion!

Those of you who know how to pray in tongues you are going to help those who are yet to be born in the Holy Spirit now. You are going to join hands with somebody on your right and somebody on your left and you are going to keep on praying in tongues and let the fire fall on everyone! The rest of you you begin to praise God and let the Holy Spirit take over! ……..Oh, yes Lord! Let the fire fall O Lord on everyone now! Alleluia! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! ……..Holy Spirit move me now, make my life whole again, Spirit move over me, Spirit move over me………. Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Name! Alleluia! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Amen! Thank You Father!

The Lord says the fire of the Holy Spirit is melting cancer right now! (Amen!) Every form of growth they are all melting now! “Holy Spirit move me now, make my life whole again. Spirit move over me, Spirit move over me………” Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! Alleluia! Father Glory be to God!

The Lord says there’s someone here today – at last the tide has turned for you now. (Amen!)

 The Lord says there’s someone here, there’s a woman here, if a stranger sees you he will say, “Safe delivery!” and yet you are not pregnant. The Lord says that which is taking the place of a baby I your womb has been removed now! (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s a student here you are probably the dullest in your class. The Lord asked me to tell you, beginning from now, you will lead in the class! (Amen!)

Alleluia! Blessed be Your Name! Father we just want to glorify You. We know today is a special one and we know its going to be…. Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name!

Daddy says if you will continue to praise me like you’ve done today, I will make this the beginning of great things for you. (Amen!)

Oh yes Lord! We will praise You, we will adore You, we will magnify Your Name, we will bless You Lord because You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy! You are worthy O Lord! You are worthy my Father and my God! You are worthy King of Glory! You are worthy! Blessed be Your Name forever more! Thank You Jesus! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! ah! Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

Well, shake hands with one or two people and say, “It’s me God is talking to you know! It’s me, it’s me God is talking to!” God bless you! You may be seated! Are you ready for more? I didn’t hear your “Yes!” We want to continue by looking at our study of the temple.

It is interesting that the temple is a sample of what is in heaven. In Exodus 25 v 8 – 9 the Bible tells us that when the first temple was to be built God told Moses, “Follow the pattern I will show you. Just follow the pattern of what I will show you.” So to fully understand what goes on in a temple all we need to do is find out what they are doing up there in heaven. And it would be very amazing to you that in heaven there is almost non-stop worship! Of course, I’ve gone through the whole Scriptures, I think there was only one prayer request, only once when I saw people pray in heaven. When the saints, those who are the martyrs, those who had been killed for the cause of Christ, called on God and said, “Avenge us!” All the other times they were worshipping God.

And I’ve shared with my brethren before…. It is us who changed the title of the worship time in the church to ‘service’. It used to be ‘Morning Worship’, ‘Evening Worship’ but we changed it to ‘Morning Service’, ‘Evening Service’. Now we’re going to look at seven groups of people in heaven quickly and see how they worship God or what it is they are doing over there. Now they’ll be a little bit of singing along the line. Now, if you don’t know the song – just hum it…. And eh, remember the Bible says you are free to make a joyful noise! I remember the first time I went to America and I didn’t understand any of their choruses – as they were singing their own, I was singing my own! After all I was just making a joyful noise unto the Lord! But I am sure there are some of them you will recognize and you will be able to key in.

In Isaiah 6 v 1-3, Isaiah saw the heavens open. He saw the Lord. He saw Him high and lifted up and His train filled the temple and the angels were crying what? “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!” I’m sure you know that song….”I see the Lord, I see the Lord, He’s high and lifted up and His train filled the temple, the angels cry “Holy”, the angels cry “Holy”, the angels cry “Holy is the Lord”. It has a Yoruba version……. Somebody asked me, he said, “why is it that each time you want to start Holy Ghost Service you love to sing ‘Holy, holy, holy’?” That’s what they sing in heaven! I just want to be like those ones in heaven. And so the angels are always crying ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty….”

And when you go to Revelations 4 v 8 you’ll find there are certain beings there, the Bible calls them the Living Beings. Only four of them. There are only four of them. We would not fully understand who or what they are until we get to heaven but I’m sure we will get there in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) When they too want to worship God they sing a song similar to that of the angels….. ‘Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty early in the morning our song shall rise to thee….’

And then the third group of people,  are called ‘twenty-four elders’. If you want to hear their own song, whenever they want to sing, you find their song in Revelation 4 v 9-11. It is from them that we got the song…’Thou art worthy O Lord to receive glory, honour and power, for Thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created……’ Any time they want to worship the Lord they remove their crowns and lay it at the feet of Jesus. Then they say, ‘These crowns we’re wearing, we do not deserve these crowns! You put the crowns on our head! You are the only One worthy to be praised!”

And then once in a while, the twenty-four elders and the four living beings will form a combined choir. And when they combine to form a choir, their song you will find in Revelation 5 v 8-10. It is from them we got the song…..”Worthy, worthy, is the Lamb, Worthy, worthy is the Lamb that was slain! Glory Alleluia!. Glory Alleluia! Glory Alleluia! Praise the Lord!”

And then once in a while the twenty-four elders, the four living beings and all the angels they form a combined choir and when they want to sing their own song, Because they have a special anthem for that combined choir, you will find their anthem in Revelation 7. Verses 11 – 12. It is from them we got the song…..”Amen, Amen, blessings and glory, wisdom, thanksgiving and honour, power and might be unto our God forever and ever Amen………”

But then once in a while the angels will keep quiet just for some minutes. The twenty-four elders will keep quiet just for some minutes. The four living beings will keep quiet for a minute because the Church Triumphant – those who have been born again, who have die and are now in heaven – they want to sing, and those people in heaven say, “Let’s listen to them.” And you find their song in Revelation 7 v 9 – 10 and their own song is….”Salvation to our God who’s seated on the throne and to the Lamb for ever more.” If you have been paying attention to these songs you’ll find that is only we human beings who talk about salvation because angels don’t need salvation, the four living beings they never left heaven…. We are the people who sinned and brought Jesus all the way to come and die for us.

But the greatest of all is when all these choir combine, when we have what we call the Mass Choir of Heaven! And their song is in Revelation 5 v 13. I will read that one to you. It says, “And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea and all that is in them, heard I say, blessing and honour and glory and power be unto him that is seated upon the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.” It is from them we got that song – “Blessings and honour and glory and praise, and glory and praise, Blessings and honour and glory and praise be unto Christ the Lord.”

So you find that regularly either the angels are singing “Holy, holy, holy…” or the four living beings are saying, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty…” or the twenty-four elders are singing, “Thou art worthy….” Or the twenty-four elders combine with the four living beings to say, “Worthy, worthy is the Lamb..” or the twenty-four elders, the living beings and the angels combine to sing, “Amen and Amen, Amen, blessings and glory…..” or the Church Triumphant is singing. “Salvation to our God…..” or the Mass Choir is singing, “Blessings and honour……”

There is never a time when heaven is silent. That is why those of you who don’t like noise, I’m sorry, there’s no room for you in heaven because heaven is a noisy place. Is there anybody going to heaven here? How about making a little bit of noise!!! I just want to invite you to worship Him with me for some minutes… just to practice for what is coming later on in heaven. After all if a good mother loves her daughter she will prepare her for her husband’s house. Heaven is my husband’s house. Jesus Christ is my husband and I’ve just told you what goes on in His house and I think we need to begin to prepare.

But in addition to that the Lord spoke to me some days ago. You remember very well in June last year God did something spectacular for Nigeria, something wonderful. And after God did it He spoke to me and He said, “Son, watch – nobody will thank me.” He said, “They won’t thank me – watch.” I quickly told my Pastors, I said, “Well at least in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, let’s thank Him.” Some days ago the Lord reminded me – He said, “Didn’t I tell you! That’s why the problems that would have been over long ago are still there – because they did not recognize that I gave them deliverance! They are still using their brain. ‘Oh, if the price of fuel will go up – the queues will disappear!” The fuel price has gone up and the queues have gone longer! Well, I said, “Lord but.. We will praise You. I know, we will praise You!”

And then suddenly He said, “Oh, that’s not even where I’m going. The question I want to ask you – is this all the praise I’m going to get for Lekki ’98?” Ohh! So I said, “Next Holy Ghost Service Lord, we will praise You!” Because brethren, just think for a while… the most conservative estimate said that the people who came to Lekki were in excess of 5.5 million! CNN said it was 7.2 but even forget, forget all those big numbers. Let us assume that there are only two million people. Two million people gathered together at night! No stealing! No death! Not a single accident! Now, who in his right senses will not know that this must be God! In one night more than half a million souls were saved – in one single night! In one night there were so many miracles it was impossible to take all the testimonies and not only that, the miracles continue, maybe you will hear some of them tonight.

One blind man came from the North to Lekki ’98. His eyes were not opened and he was not happy when he was going. On the way, the two eyes popped open! Not only that, three people were in a car. One of them was a soldier who was discharged because of a sickness that refused to heal. They did not come to Lekki but somebody gave them the tape. As the tape was playing all three of them received miracles! So God said, “Son, we are not talking about Nigeria now, we are talking about you, you….. is this all the praise I am going to get for Lekki?” Now I have already promised God, I said, “Lord, as far as I’m concerned I will praise You until Lekki ’99, and then I will continue to praise you for ’98 and ’99 after that one!”

So is there anybody here tonight ready to worship God with me? There is a song it says, “Emmanuel, Emmanuel, My Lord Emmanuel,” Do you know it? Emmanuel, Emmanuel, My Lord Emmanuel….The King of Kings! The Lord of Lords!! Emmanuel, My Lord Emmanuel……. Sorry, the Lord is saying, “No instruments….. Thank You Daddy! ….. He just wants to hear our voice. Thank You Lord! “Be Thou exalted O Lord above the heavens, Be Thou exalted O Lord above the heavens! Let Thy glory be upon all the earth, Let Thy glory be upon all the earth…. Be Thou exalted O Lord……….Baba, baba, baba, baba, ese o baba, ese o baba, awa dupe baba………Oluwa ti se o, edumare so oro mi dayo….. Now you can put your hands together…….Oluwa ti se o, baba wa ti se……… Thank You Father! Instruments, He says you can come in now……….E wa ba mi jo…….Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Name! Thank You Saviour! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Daddy says, “I am listening. I am listening.” All glory be to God. “Alleluia! is our heavenly language……… Alleluia! Thank You Lord!

Daddy says I should allow you to sing a song of your own so that we can combine all of it and it will become a joyful noise to Him. So you think of your own song. Sing your own and I will sing my own!……………………………..Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! Daddy says…Amen!…..He says, “Son can you hear the sound?” He says, “So will the sound of the rain of blessing be when it begins to fall!” Daddy says, “today you are thanking me for mercy drops! Showers of blessings will follow!” (Amen!) Thank You Daddy!

Now He says there are all kinds of healings taking place right now. Daddy says, today, among you here gathered here, He’s going to raise a thousand millionaires!

Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Name! “Blessed be Your Name, Blessed be Your Name O Lord! Blessed be Your Name, Blessed be Your Name O Lord! Alleluia! Blessed be Your Name, Blessed be Your Name O Lord! Blessed be Your Name, Blessed be Your Name O Lord! Alleluia! O Blessed be Your Name, Blessed be Your Name O Lord! Blessed be Your Name, Blessed be Your Name O Lord!” Oh yes Father, we bless Your Name, we give You glory, we give You honour, we give You adoration! You are good, You are kind, You are wonderful, You are powerful, You are glorious, You are Holy, Oh! You are the Almighty! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Please receive our praise, receive our worship. We will continue to worship You. We will thank You for ever. And Lord, on behalf of Nigeria, Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You! All Your children here are saying Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You so much! Glory be to Your Name! And on behalf of Your church we are saying Thank You. Thank You for Lekki ’98! Thank You Lord! Thank You! All Your children are saying Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen! (Amen!) Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

Let’s be seated we still have an hour to go you never can tell what He will still do. And by the way workers don’t forget we will be meeting at five fifteen. We are going to show the Devil the way out of Nigeria – by the grace of God! (Amen!) But in the meantime we will just have our thanksgiving service. And I think this time round we should do it with all our hearts. We will remain seated but we believe the band will lead us and give us beautiful worship songs as we thank the Almighty God. The ushers will help us. Over to you………….

Father You are worthy to be praised. Thank You very, very much. Thank You for Your love, Thank You for Your kindness, Thank You for Your gentleness. It is Your gentleness that has made us great. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Amen!) This is the thanksgiving offering of Your children, receive it O Lord. (Amen!) Bless it. (Amen!) Sanctify it. (Amen!) Use it for Your glory. (Amen!) And Father, forever we will praise You. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen! (Amen!) Let somebody shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

Let’s give those children a big clap offering for some very good singing. Thank you very much. Thank you…. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord for everything You had done! Thank You Jesus! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord for every thing You have done! Thank You Saviour! Thank You! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord for everything You have done… …We are saying Thank You Jesus! Thank You my Lord… x 4ce Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Saviour! Thank You my Lord…….. Baba o,,,,,,

Father we bless Your Name. What a glorious night! What a powerful night! What a night of beautiful surprises Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Amen!) I commit Your children to Your hands as they go. Go with them! (Amen!) Just keep on prospering them! (Amen!) Even on the way, let miracles happen! (Amen!) At home, let miracles continue! (Amen!) By the time we meet next month, let everybody have at least one big miracle or testimony or the other! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!). Father, we present to You all the prayer requests of Your children. Those written and those not written. Everyone of them let them become testimonies! (Amen!) Before Monday let them become testimonies! (Amen!) So that Your Name will be glorified more! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name for we pray In Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!)

Now I know there’s someone here tonight whose blessing is the greatest….. Now if you are the one let me hear you shout Alleluia!

ALLELUIA!

 

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

SIGNS AND WONDERS

3rd of May, 1999

 

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart. I will enter His courts with praise………. I believe that God will do some extraordinary things here tonight. (Amen!) I believe there is someone here tonight who will never forget this day. (Amen!) I believe there is someone here today who will go home rejoicing. (Amen!) I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart. I will enter His courts with praise………. I have no doubts in my mind that the wind of the Holy Spirit shall blow tonight. (Amen!) I believe that sickness will be blown away tonight. (Amen!) I believe that poverty shall be blown away tonight. (Amen!) I believe that demons shall be blown away tonight. (Amen!) Now if that wind is going to touch you let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Glory be to God! Let’s go before our Maker now and worship the only one who can perform miracles. There is none holy as the Lord………Holy, Holy. Holy is the Lord…..Let’s just go ahead and worship the Almighty God. Let’s bless His Holy Name! Let’s worship Him! He’s worthy to be worshipped! You are worthy to be praised Lord! …. Oh thank You Saviour! Wonderful Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Father! Blessed be Your Name! Oh Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Name! Thank You Lord! Amen! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Name! Amen! Let’s be silent before Him for a minute. Amen! Amen! Thank You Father! Thank You for the spirit of praise and worship. Let’s be silent before Him for a minute! Amen!

Baba, baba, baba, baba……..

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, all you need to hear is that the valley shall be filled (Amen!) The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, you are like a bird in a cage. The Lord asked me to tell you, the wind has blown open the door of the cage. (Amen!) The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, the enemy is saying you won’t reach your goal. The Lord says, the enemy is a liar. (Amen!) The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, beginning from this month I will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemy. (Amen!) The Lord says there’s someone here with a question saying why should my own be too difficult for the Lord? The Lord asked me to tell you. I am the God of all flesh and there is nothing too hard for me! (Amen!) Alleluia! Thank You Father! Angels are singing……

Brethren, if your knees are paining you you can sit down. We don’t know how long before the Lord can let us move to the next stage. Thank You Lord! The Lord is saying, there is someone here tonight, one enemy had handed you over to the next and they’ve been doing that for years. Daddy asked me to tell you, tonight the back of the last one has been broken. (Amen!) Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, the number of enemies within exceed the number of enemies without. But Daddy asked me to tell you, all of them combined shall be put to shame this month. (Amen!) Thank You Father! Talo dabi re eyin oba awon oba, talo dabi re, eyin atobi ju……

Thank You Father! The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, before this night is out, you are going to shout ‘Hosanna!’ (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name! The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, the baby in your womb has exceeded the nine months target and you are now worried. The Lord asked me to tell you the baby was waiting for the anointing of today! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

The Lord says there’s a student here, your problem is confusion. You get into the examination hall you cannot distinguish between chemistry and biology. The Lord asked me to tell you, not only is He going to straighten your thinking, the one responsible for your confusion is going to receive a punishment. (Amen!) Oh Thank You Father! The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, you used to be a blessing in your family but now you have become a reproach. The Lord asked me to tell you, your glory shall be restored! (Amen!) Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Name! In Jesus’ Name every knee should bow

Daddy says right now yokes are being destroyed. (Amen!) Listen to me. Right now I want you to begin to check your bodies. Things you couldn’t do before begin to do them now because the healing power of God is flowing now. You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord……. Alleluia! …….The Lord says, just keep on worshipping me and I will show you who I am….. You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord, You are worthy Lord…

Thank You Daddy! The Lord asked me to tell you. He said there’s someone here, they’ve been sitting on your promotion because they say you are too Christian. The Lord asked me to tell you, He will set fire on the bottom of those people! (Amen!) The Lord said there’s someone here today, you can’t stand noise, but you are surprised that in all this noise you are completely whole, the Lord asked me to tell you that the demons that have been disturbing you have been sent back to sender. (Amen!) The Lord said there is someone who will hear good news in the next week. (Amen!) Oh thank You.

Let’s go ahead and let’s just bless His Name. Let’s worship Him. Thank You for good news. Thank You Lord! Thank You, for what is coming. Blessed be Your Holy Name! Alleluia Father Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! …..Alleluia! Yes Lord Thank You Father! Blessed, blessed, blessed be the Name of the Lord! Alleluia, Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! Alleluia Lord! We just want to bless Your Name Father. We want to glorify Your Holy Name. Thank You for what You’ve already done. Thank You for what You will yet do. Glory be to Your Holy Name, Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. Father continue with us and take all the glory. Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Glory be to God! Alleluia Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! There’s one lame man already walking. Why don’t you let him come ? His faith will help the others. Why don’t you let him come why do you go and hide him. Let him come here. Let his faith help the others. Thank You Lord! Alleluia hey, alleluia hey, I go worship my God…….

All right we are still waiting for him to come I saw him walking past here. He’s still so excited he doesn’t want to stop at all. Congratulations. I just want to lay hands on you. So that God may complete the work. Father, complete what You’ve already done for your son and let Your name be glorified in Jesus’ mighty Name. Thank You Lord! Now…. I think tonight we will just let God do it His own way. Glory be to God!

People who no matter how hard they try they cannot touch their toes because of a problem in their back. Now, if you are one of such – you can’t touch your toes no matter how hard you try, if you are one of such, come now………. Thank You Lord! Now, you will lay your own hand on your own head and I’m going to pray for you now. After the prayer as my Father lives, you will be able to touch your toes. Father, I thank You because there is nothing you cannot do. All power belongs to You (Amen!) and You are the Unchangeable Lord. You’re the same yesterday, You are the same today, you are the same forever. What You did in Bible days You can do today and I know You will do today! (Amen!) Glory be to Your Holy Name! Alleluia! Father! As I wave my hand over these your children, let the wind blow (Amen!) let the wind of the Holy Spirit blow (Amen!) Every yoke in their lives, let them be destroyed now! (Amen!) Whatever is preventing them from bending consume now! (Amen!) Right now Father, make them whole! (Amen!) Thank You Daddy, for we have prayed in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!) Well, just go ahead now and touch your toes. Find a space if you are far away. Touch your toes. Go all the way, go down and come up. Go down and touch your toes. Those of you who can touch your toes, shout ‘Alleluia!’ if you can touch your toes now. (Alleluia!) I said those of you who can touch your toes now. “Go ahead, do it and then come up and shout ‘Alleluia’. (Alleluia!) Glory be to God! All right now come up now, you have already touched the toe. Come up, come up, keep coming up, keep coming, keep coming, you’ve touched the toe now keep coming…Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Now you can begin to go back to your seats. Let’s give the Lord a big hand for what He’s doing…. Holy Spirit move me now, make my life whole again, Spirit move over me, Spirit move over me…….

Give her a seat over there….Glory be to God! Anointing, fall on me…… Now God has merely used those people as a point of contact for the rest of us. Anything that is preventing you from bending, from standing is already destroyed in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Oh, thank You Father. Now let’s see if we can study for a while. Acts of the Apostles 3 verse 1 and 2:

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple

We’ve been looking at this story now for some time and we said in particular the Bible said ‘ a certain man’ – his name wasn’t mentioned. If he got a miracle then that certain man could be me, it could be you. Since his name isn’t mentioned I could plug my name there, you can plug your name there also. The Bible said in verse 2 that they carried him daily and they placed him, by the Gate of the Temple. The gate itself is called “Beautiful”. And here was a man with very ugly problems sitting at a beautiful gate. And they put him there to ask for alms. They didn’t put him there to receive a miracle. They were not believing that a miracle will ever happen to him. But God is always surprising people and He’s going to surprise somebody here tonight. This man as we learnt earlier on was a burden. We’ve learnt that there are different types of burdens – burdens of sorrow as well as burdens of joy. But this man was a burden of sorrow. He was ……… Glory be to God! Glory be to God! ……well, the spirit is moving I think He will move to every side of the auditorium in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) This man was a daily burden first to his family. According to Psalm 107 verse 3-5 …. Glory be to God! There will be more tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Psalm 107:3-5 ………………..

It’s okay. I think I’m the one trying to force myself to teach. If God says tonight is miracle night, so let it be…..What is it that is happening there? Let’s find out…… I will just lay hands on you that God will complete what He has started – Father, perfect that which You have started before this night is out let Your son be running. In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray!

All right! Amen! All right! Now we are going to obey God! Are you ready to obey Him? (Yes!) Do you promise me you will obey Him? (Yes!) Now He has asked me to do something and you have to be very obedient for it to be easily done. You will remain in your place and you will be praising Him and what Daddy asked me to do is that I’m to walk round the auditorium…….Amen! Now let me warn you. Silence please! I will not be going alone. When I say I will not be going alone I don’t mean that any human being will follow me. Therefore please don’t try to touch me. What do I ask you not to do? Say it loud and clear!…… Now, you can begin to sing and to dance and I will go! Go ahead…..

Lift your hands to the Almighty and pray and say, Lord, every wall of Jericho in my life, let it fall tonight! Go ahead, talk to the Almighty! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Praise God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! Yes, thank You Daddy. I want somebody now to shout a big alleluia! (Alleluia!) Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Yes Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Amen!

We’re going to give you a minute once again to check your bodies, to do those things you’ve not been able to do before. We’ll close our eyes so that we won’t embarrass anyone, then you quietly check whether you can do those things that you’ve not been able to do before. And those of you who carried people here. Help them to stand, they will discover the strength of God is already flowing. (Amen!) Help them, help them. Let all eyes be closed. Don’t embarrass anyone. You check your own bodies too. Check your eyes, check your ears, check your head, check your neck. Check those parts of the body you couldn’t use before and begin to thank God as you discover that His healing power has already touched you. Begin to glorify Him. Keep your eyes closed but keep on glorifying Him. Just keep on praising Him! Begin to magnify His Holy Name. Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You for this night of miracles, signs and wonders. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. Amen! Father, we thank You for Your healing power. Thank You for Your anointing, Thank You for setting the captives free! Glory be to Your Holy Name, Lord! Let the anointing continue to flow. (Amen!) Let yokes continue to be destroyed. (Amen!) Let Your Name continue to be glorified. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

All right. Now you may be seated for a while. I believe that maybe the next thing we should do is give our offering to the Lord. When you read the book of Malachi 3 verses 10 and 11 you will make a discovery there. When God said you bring all the tithes and offering into the storehouse. He said, “Test me herewith, if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you a blessing that there will not be enough room to contain.’ There is someone here tonight who very soon will be saying to God. Lord this is too much. And then He went on to say, ‘I will rebuke devourers for your sake.’ What God is saying there is this, I will begin to fight your battles for you. There is somebody here tonight who will never lose a battle again! (Amen!) I want to encourage you tonight, beginning from tonight, that you begin to give generously to the Almighty God and see Him fight your battles for you. I know as far as I’m concerned devourers cannot come near my house again! What about you? Let’s get ready and give our offerings to the Lord. I hope the band will help us sing. Tonight every one of us will have a testimony. (Amen!) But my own will be bigger than yours. All right over to you.

If you believe that the wall of your own Jericho has fallen shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) You will still do more, we trust You , You always leave the best till the last. Glory be to Your Holy Name, Lord! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. Bless the offerings of your children. (Amen!) Use it for your glory and before this month ends, give them a hundred fold returns. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

If God were to tell you that everything you ask for tonight you will get (Amen!), will you pray then? (Yes!) Well that’s exactly what he has told me! Amen! Therefore let’s stand on our feet and let us approach the Throne of Grace. First of all let us thank God that we are even alive today; that we are also here, that He’s here too Himself! Let’s bless His Holy Name and say, Father we just want to bless Your Name. We thank You because You are here because Your Word says, where two or three are gathered together in your name, there You will be. We know You are here. Also thank You for keeping us alive. Thank You for what You did in January, thank You for what You did in February, thank You for what You did in March, thank You for what You did in April, thank You for what You will do in May. Let’s bless His Holy Name! Let’s magnify the Name of the Lord! Let’s praise Him! Let’s worship Him! Let’s tell Him how great He is, how wonderful, how powerful, how glorious, how faithful! Tell Him He’s good! Tell Him He’s kind! Tell Him there’s no one like Him! Tell Him He’s the Almighty! Tell Him He’s the All-Sufficient One! Tell Him He’s your King! Tell Him He’s your Lord! Tell Him He’s the lover of your soul! Tell Him He’s the Saviour! Tell Him He’s the Great Physician. Tell Him He’s the Great Provider! Tell Him He’s the Great Deliverer! Tell Him He’s the Way! He’s the Truth! He’s the Life! Tell Him His Name is wonderful, His Name is Counsellor, He’s the Mighty God, He’s the Everlasting Father, He’s the Prince of Peace! Bless Him! Bless His Name! Worship Him! Glorify His Name! He’s worthy to be praised. He’s worthy to be adored! He’s worthy to be magnified! Praise Him! Oh, yes, You are worthy Lord! Worthy to be praised! Worthy to be adored! There’s no one like You Lord! Definitely You are the Almighty. There’s no one like You Father! All power belongs to you! You are the Ancient of Days. – Yes, I will worship You! I will magnify Your Name! Blessed be Your Name forever, O Lord! There’s no one like You! What a great God you are! We will praise You, we will adore You! We will lift You high! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord!

Now you are going to call on the Almighty God and say, Father, on this special day anything whatsoever that can stand between me and my testimony let the fire of the Holy Spirit consume! (Amen!) Let’s call on the Almighty God Anything Lord, that can stand between me and my testimony tonight, let the fire of the Holy Spirit consume! Whatever it is that can stand between me and my testimony tonight let the fire of the Holy Spirit consume! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now I want you to pray with confidence now, believing that with God all things are possible and say, “In the mighty Name of Jesus bye-bye to sickness, bye-bye to poverty, bye-bye to sorrow, bye-bye to failure, bye-bye to demons, go ahead speak in the mighty Name of Jesus’. Father, in the mighty Name of Jesus because with you all things are possible I am saying tonight bye-bye to sickness, bye-bye to failure, bye-bye to demons, bye-bye to poverty, bye-bye to barrenness, bye-bye to every form of sorrow in the mighty Name of Jesus! Bye-bye to every form of failure! Bye-bye to every form of unfruitfulness! Oh yes! In the mighty name of Jesus! Bye-bye to sin, to every form of sickness, every form of disease, every form of demons, every form of barrenness – today – bye-bye! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!

I want you to call on the Almighty God now, tell your neighbour this is not the time to doze. Say, “Father! This month surprise me! Let’s talk to the Almighty God! Father! This month in particular, surprise me! Oh, yes Lord! Surprise me! Now there are two kinds of surprises – the good one is the one you have asked for and you will get it in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Now you are going to pray and say the other kind of surprise, the evil kind, and say God, this very day, surprise my enemies! Go ahead; talk to the Almighty God! Father! Surprise my enemies! All those who say I will not reach my goal, oh, yes Lord! Surprise my enemies! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray. (Amen!)

Now let us pray for Nigeria. If it is well with Nigeria, it will be well with us! Let us tell the Almighty God Nigeria is in Your hands! Take care Lord! Let’s talk to the Almighty God! Father, Nigeria is in your hands! Take care Lord, take care Father! This nation is in Your hands. It belongs to You Lord! Take care of Nigeria! Take care of this nation! Take control Lord and we will glorify Your Name Lord! Yes, Father, take control, take control! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Brethren, if it is well with our Pastors, it will affect us. Let’s call on the Almighty God for our Pastors and say God, envelop them with Your power! Let’s pray for them! Let’s pray for our Pastors and say, “Almighty God! Envelop all Your Pastors with Your power! Whatever they bind on earth let it be bound in heaven! Whatever they loose on earth, let it be loosed in heaven! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Now go ahead ask God for whatever is special to you, something special you want! Talk to God! Tell God what you want! ……… In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, You are good, You are kind, You are powerful, You are mighty, You are faithful, You are dependable, You are everlasting Glory be to Your Holy Name! Father, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You for what You have already done! Thank You for Your promises! Thank You for what you did in January! Thank You for what you did in February! Thank You for what you did in March! Thank You for what you did in April! Thank You for bringing us into May! Thank You because You will do wonders in May! Glory be to Your Holy Name! Alleluia! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! All the prayers that Your children have offered, Father, answer today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every one of their requests, let it become a testimony! (Amen!) This month O Lord, surprise every one of us (Amen!) For good. Surprise us in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And all our enemies, today, surprise them! (Amen!) Father, surprise them! (Amen!) Almighty God, surprise them! (Amen!) Let our joy be full! (Amen!) As for Your Pastors, Father, envelop them with Your power! (Amen!) When they touch the sick, let them be healed! (Amen!) When they command demons to go, let them obey! (Amen!) Let their own joy be full! (Amen!) Father, Nigeria is in Your hands. Take care Lord! Take care of Nigeria! (Amen!) Father, take care of Nigeria! (Amen!) Almighty God take care of Nigeria! (Amen!) That Your Name may be glorified! Thank You Father, for we pray in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and tell them “God has answered my prayers!”

The Devil has lost the battle! Let’s be seated. I have two sermons one for the first session and one for this second session but the Holy Spirit is saying tonight is not a night for preaching! You have prayed. We have been singing and dancing, so I kept on saying Daddy what else? I want to preach so that these people will not think that here is a lazy Pastor and Daddy keeps saying, let them think what they want to think but tonight is special. So I said, “All right, Lord, what else do You want me to do?” He said I’m to pray for you group by group! I will do that in a moment, but you see there are some people here who will see all that God is doing, who will hear testimonies upon testimonies of tonight, either tonight or later on and they will say, “But I was there, nothing happened to me!” – unless they do something now.

You see, a woman came to Jesus, I’m not preaching – I’m just explaining – and said, “Lord, my daughter is grievously vexed of the Devil. Help me set her free!” Jesus didn’t answer her… not a word! The woman kept on praying, like you have prayed tonight: “Lord, help me! Have mercy!” The noise was so much that the followers, the disciples, said to the Lord, “This woman is disturbing us. Either You answer her or You send her away!” The Lord said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel.” The woman kept on pestering, “Help me!” And the Lord said, “I cannot give the bread of children to dogs.” The woman said, “Is that so?” She came, knelt down before Jesus and said, “I know I’m a dog but this dog is surrendering to You, and I’m not asking for bread – just a crumb, that’s all I want!” And Jesus looked at her and said, “This dog deserves a miracle.” He turned to her and said, “Woman!” …. not dog now – woman, a human being now ….”You want a miracle, you’ve got it!” Somebody will get a miracle here tonight! (Amen!)

But you see in that story something is very clear! As far as God is concerned there are two categories of people – children and dogs. Who are the children? The Bible says, “He came to His own and His own received Him not but to as many as received Him to them gave He power to be called children of God.” If you are not yet born again, I’m sorry, you are a dog. I’m not the one who said so! It’s the Bible that said Jesus said so. But your dog can become a child, so much so that you will not even be eating crumbs, you will be eating the loves of bread! So if you are here tonight and you are not yet born again and you want to be a partaker of all God has done, of all God is yet going to do, I invite you to come forward now. If you are not yet born again, this is the day that you must run forward and give your life to Jesus! Don’t wait for anybody! You just say, “I don’t want to be a dog. I want to be a child of God!”

Now we don’t have much time for that so if I count up to ten and you are not already in front, I will just go on! So if you are coming from a long distance you better be on your way now. This is not a night when you beg people to be saved! The presence of God is so serious that even a dead fellow should know! God is here right now, He wants to help you, that’s why He says if you are not yet born again, so that this miracles will not just pass you by, come and surrender your life to Jesus now! Come from all over the place before I count ten. As soon as I count ten, that will be all for today! You will just be hearing testimonies of what God is doing, you’ll be wondering why nothing happened to you, so if you want to come, come now! Now one, two, three, four, thank You Jesus! Five! This is the day of Salvation! God just wants to do something special tonight! His power is so mighty tonight that I can’t remember ever feeling His power like this in my life. Yet He says, unless you are born again, unless you become a child of God you cannot be partakers of that bread. He said, “I cannot give the bread of children to dogs.” Thank God those who are coming forward now are very soon going to become children of God! Now six! And seven! And eight! And nine! You see God loves you so much that He arranged this programme particularly for you. Otherwise how could you be coming for salvation even when there is no sermon! He said no one can come unto me unless my Father draws him!” Look at Him now drawing you! Some of you refuse to get up. He says, “Go, go, go for salvation!” – you are still sitting down! And I’ve already counted six! Six! Now seven! Seven now! So if you are coming, you can still come now. It’s seven now, seven! Now it is eight! Thank You Father! Yes, you can see them coming now! Glory be to God! Alleluia! Did I say eight now? Eight, all right, eight! Nine now! Glory be to God! Thank You Father! I can see some people still coming so we will call it nine and a half. Because some are coming from a long distance and they are coming! Glory be to God! They are coming for salvation. This is the day, this is the day of Salvation! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

Say Lord! Save their souls! Save their souls! Even as You have saved our own souls! Save their souls! Father, save their souls! Oh, yes, Lord! Save their souls! Save their souls today, every one of them! Oh, yes Lord, save their souls, give them salvation today! Oh, my Lord and my God! You are the Saviour of mankind! Save their souls today! You brought them forward! Save their souls! Glorify Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Oh, yes Lord, cleanse them in Your blood! Wash them clean, that Your Name may be glorified! Wash them clean! Save their souls today, to the glory of Your Name Blessed be Your Name Lord! Blessed be Your Name! Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Blessed be Your Name! Alleluia! Father Thank You Lord! in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, I want to thank You because You are the Saviour of mankind and there is no one who will come to You who You will not accept. These Your children have come. Receive then in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Cleanse them in Your blood in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Write their names in the book of life! (Amen!) From today Lord, let them become Your children! (Amen!) Let them remain Your children! (Amen!) And Lord, every prayer that shall be said here today, I pray that You will answer their own too! (Amen!) And I pray that in Your kingdom none of them will be found wanting! (Amen!) Thank You Father for we have prayed in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!) Praise the Lord! Alleluia! Praise Jesus!

Now before we continue now to pray group by group, I will want your names and addresses and prayer requests written down so that even after tonight I can continue to pray for you. So if you turn to my left you will see two people waving a piece of wood. Pastors are waiting for you up there. They will get down your names and your prayer requests and submit to me. So if you begin to go now, I promise I will wait till you return before we go to the next phase of this programme.

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) While we are waiting for those who have just entered into the Kingdom of God I want you to do something. First, if you have a piece of paper write the names of those who are precious to you who you want God to touch tonight, wherever they may be and then next to that, write three special miracles you want God to perform for you – three! So make sure that the three are the crucial ones so that when it is time for the testimonies to begin to come you will be able to bring out your sheet and say, “One, two three..” And when you’ve written these down begin to talk to God quietly on the people and the three miracles you want. And as soon as the counsellors finish with these people I will come and join my prayers with yours.

I want you to join hands with your neighbour and pray for that fellow that all his or her requests will become testimonies before this time next week. Pray for your neighbour………..Glory be to God! in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

All right now we are going to pray group by group. We will start with the elders. Start with grandpa and grandma ………. So all elders will you please stand. When we pray let your ‘amen’s ring and those of you not in the group we are praying for join them in saying, “Amen” because when it is your turn they will also say “Amen” with you. Lift your hands to the Almighty God. The day has come at last when your prayers will be answered! Father, in the name of Jesus. In obedience to you, I’m praying for all these elders. Father, let their evening be better than their morning! (Amen!) The desires of their hearts concerning their children and their grandchildren, grant to them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, I pray that all these elders will never weep again in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) That the only tears they will weep from now, will be tears of joy in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, You saw the names they have written, all the people they have on their lists. If there is any plan of the Devil concerning them, I cancel the plan in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Anywhere the blessings of these people they have listed may be, Father, bring the blessings in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And the three miracles Your children have asked for, before Monday, let them receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let their joy be full. (Amen!) Let them serve You for the rest of their lives (Amen!) in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!) Now let the elders shout ‘Alleluia!’

That’s not bad for elders. God bless you. You may be seated!

Now married youths. All those who are not in the category of elders but are already married. You stand now. Father, in the Name of Jesus I present to You these Your family men and women. Father, beginning from right now, anything that is called sorrow don’t let it come into their homes! (Amen!) Father, I decree that every form of demon will see their homes and run away in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every child in their various homes, tonight Father, lay Your hands on these children. (Amen!) If there’s any one of these people standing who are yet to have children in their homes, Father, because of this very morning, nine months from now let there be shouts of joy in their home! (Amen!) In all these homes, let there be no more poverty! (Amen!) Let there be no more failure! (Amen!) Let there be no more lack! (Amen!) Father, the names they have listed, my Lord and my Saviour, wherever those people on the list may be go and touch them (Amen!) Go and bless them! (Amen!) Go and prosper them! (Amen!) Go and protect them! (Amen!) Father, the three miracles these Your children have asked for, before Monday, let them receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Make them vessels unto honour! (Amen!) Let their homes be the homes of Jesus! (Amen!) Thank You Father for we pray in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!) Let the youths shout ‘Alleluia!’ All right!

Now the unmarried youths and widows – its your turn now. All unmarried youths and widows. In the mighty Name of Jesus (Amen!) Father, Your Word says, I write to you youths because you are strong. I hereby decree that divine strength be given to Your youths in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Divine abilities give to Your children in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Divine wisdom give to Your youths in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Divine promotion give to Your youth in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). Father, I hereby decree that all those friends that could lead the youth astray that You keep far away from them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Those of them who are of marriageable age, those of them who want husbands or wives, my Lord and my Saviour, before the end of this year settle them in their homes. (Amen!) Wherever their partners may be hiding, bring them forward in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Those of them who are in school, Father, like never before, let them begin to succeed! (Amen!) My Lord and my Saviour, everything that will make the joy of these youths full in Christ, give to them today in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, You know the lists that they have written, wherever those people in the lists may be, Father touch them! (Amen!) Any of them that are not yet saved. Before the next Holy Ghost Service save their souls! (Amen!) The three miracles they want, before Monday Father, give unto them and let them serve You Lord. Thank You Father! in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let the youths shout ‘Alleluia!’

All right now finally, children. I think their parents will have to help them up. If you have a child and the child is here just stand up with the child. If the child is already fast asleep, then kneel down with the child and lay hand on the child. I am not sure that they wrote any list. If they wrote any list it’s probably the name of their father or mother. So parents help them too. Father in the Name of Jesus I commit these children into Your hands, they are very special to You. When You were here on earth, You carried them in Your arms and You blessed them. Tonight, bless the children (Amen!) lay Your hands on them (Amen!) keep demons away from them (Amen!) keep sickness away from them (Amen!) keep death away from them. Our joy over these children, let it last forever! (Amen!) Any miracles they must have, whether they wrote it down or not, give to them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) I pray that these children will grow up healthy, strong, to do Your will. Thank You Father! in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Your children shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Glory be to God!

I love to announce that the next Holy Ghost Service, even though it will be for everybody, will be specially for the youths and children. That means they will sing their own song, they will dance their own dance, maybe they will preach their own sermon. Glory be to God! And we parents we will be here. Since I’m just getting this information here that I’m passing on to you, I may as well tell you what God is saying. The first segment of that Holy Ghost Service will be taken by a youth. If you want to know the name …. no, I won’t tell you…. When you get here you will find out. Glory be to God!

And then in July, the Holy Ghost Service will be for everybody but again it will be special. It will be special for those who want financial breakthrough. Before then, before July, some of us would have prospered mightily but then God will now take us from glory to glory. I know there are some people here tonight who will never forget this very night. (Amen!) If you are the one shout Alleluia (Alleluia!) Well Daddy still seems to be saying something. I will obey Him when the time comes but then I think maybe because……. Maybe what we should do right now, let’s have our thanksgiving service. This had been an extraordinary night, I think we should thank God extraordinarily, but God says He has not finished with us yet. I’m happy that He has not finished with us yet. So meanwhile let’s just thank Him and then we will continue from there. Oh, thank You Jesus. Over to you brethren….Thank You so much Lord Jesus, Thank You so much Lord Jesus, Thank You so much Lord Jesus, Thank You so much Lord Jesus……Oluwami mo dupe, Oluwami mo dupe, mo dupe, mo dupe, mo dupe…You are the mighty God, the great I Am…..Olore …. oloore…Olorunmi mo wa dupe..Olorunmi mo wa dupe..He’s a mighty God…Jesus is the King of kings…Bye bye to jati jati…Bye bye to rede rede…………

So shall it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) You are wonderful! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! Oh, You are a great God! Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father this is a special thanksgiving offering from Your children and Your Word says if I satisfy certain conditions, which by Your grace I’ve satisfied, You said, I will decree a thing and it will be established unto me. Father, I hereby decree that whatever Your children had given in thanksgiving tonight will be given to them back a thousand fold in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, a thousand fold returns is what I’ve decreed for them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Because they are thanking You let them have something to thank You about forever in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!) Well let somebody now shout a big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

We will do two things together very quickly and then we will finally do a third thing before you begin to go. The first is we are going to listen to a few testimonies.

Now the Pastors will come round quickly. If you were not here during the special Holy Ghost Service, you will lift your hand and they will give you your anointed handkerchief. I didn’t ask you to stand up, I say you lift up your hand. Quickly brethren, let’s spread all over the place. They will come to you. Sit down and lift up your hand. Let your living waters flow over my soul, let Your Holy Spirit come and take control of every situation that has troubled my soul…Praise His name and lift Him high, forever He’s the King who reigns in awesome majesty…….Amen! Now those who have not yet received their own, let me hear you shout Alleluia………King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Redeemer, Amen! reign in awesome majesty, Praise His Name and lift Him high….Wonderful, Counsellor, King of kings, Lord of lords, Everlasting Father, prays His awesome majesty….Jehovah Jireh, Provider, Jehovah Shalom, Prince of Peace, El Shaddai, reign in awesome majesty……

There’s one other thing that the Lord asked me to do before you go…. If you haven’t got your handkerchief by now, just come and stand in front of me here, we’ll make sure you get it before you go…. The Lord said there are some people here who are still groaning under family curses. He wants that broken before you go.

Father, we want to bless Your Name, thank You for the marvellous things you have done tonight; thank You because You want to crown it by destroying the yoke of curses in the lives of Your children. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. Father, tonight, as Your representative, I hereby decree that every family curse be destroyed in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Every family curse upon the life of any one of Your children here, I decree that it be destroyed now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) And in place of every family curse, I now pronounce a family blessing in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Beginning from now, from those who are here present, your families will be blessed! (Amen!) Every child that will be born into your family shall receive divine favour in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Beginning from you and all down your generation, all those who would serve the Lord, will never lack anything good in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) So shall it be! (Amen!) And as you go God will go with you (Amen!) He will protect you. (Amen!) He will bless you. (Amen!) He will promote you. (Amen!) He will draw you close to himself and in His Kingdom you shall not be found wanting. (Amen!) So shall it be for we pray in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Let somebody now shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

ALLELUIA!

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGHS

2nd of July, 1999

Whose miracle is going to be the biggest of all? Now if you are that one your ‘Alleluia!’ will be the loudest of all! Alleluia! Glory be to God! Alleluia!

Let us go before the miracle-working God and worship Him. O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder consider all the works….. Just go ahead and worship the Almighty God. Let’s worship the Great One! Let’s worship the Almighty. Let’s worship the King of Kings! And Lord of Lords! the I Am that I Am, the Ancient of Days! Oh, How great Thou art! How great Thou art! How great Thou art! How great Thou art! How great, How great, How great, How great! How great Thou art! How great Thou art! O Lord, how great Thou art Lord God Almighty! How great Thou art! King of Kings! Lord of Lords! The I Am that I Am, the Ancient of Days! How great, How great, How great! How great Thou art! Who can be compared to you O Lord!

Thank You Lord! Thank You Father! Baba, Baba, Baba, Baba ese o Baba Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! ese o Baba a wa dupe Baba…..Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Alleluia! Thank You Father! Alleluia!

The Lord says there’s a woman here, the baby in your womb has not turned for one week. But the Lord says a new life is going to the baby now. (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here. One of your eyes has been giving you severe ache for one week, the doctors have told you there is serious problem there. The Lord says He has replaced that eye. (Amen!) O Thank You Father!

The Lord says He’s working on back tonight from the neck downwards, the power of God is flowing freely now. Thank You Father!

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, the enemy had tied your hands – everything you turn had turned to failure. The Lord says He has untied your hands. (Amen!)

Baba, baba, baba, baba, ese o baba….. ese o Baba a wa dupe Baba…..

Thank You Lord! Father we just want to bless Your Holy Name. We want to give You honour and glory and adoration for what You are going to do tonight. We thank you for what You have already done. We thank You for what is yet to come. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Amen!) Father, tonight save souls, heal the sick, set the captives free. (Amen!) Let there be joy. (Amen!) Let there be victory. (Amen!) Let there be breakthroughs. (Amen!) Let there be abundance. (Amen!) Let Your Name be glorified. (Amen!) Thank You Daddy for we pray in Jesus’ mighty Name. Now let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasure.

Tonight we want to believe God for financial breakthroughs. This is a special Holy Ghost Service for those of us who need financial breakthroughs. Those of you who are already lending to nations congratulations! Any extra that may come your way tonight, direct towards me. Those of us who are yet to reach that level of lending to nations I believe that tonight we will have our breakthroughs. (Amen!) Last year when we had something on financial break through I told you a story because of those of you who were not here last year I want to quickly repeat the story:

I visited a couple. They are my children and the wife entertained me. After eating she came to me and said, “Daddy, how was the food.” And as a good guest I said, “Oh, wonderful. Oh, good!” She said, “Daddy, I am your daughter – don’t do diplomacy with me! How was the food?” I said, “Good!” “If it is that good how come my husband is not eating at home?” “I see. You want the truth?” She said, “Yes.” “The whole truth? She said, “Yes.” “Nothing but the truth?” She said, “Yes.” I said, “In that case there are seven things wrong with the food. The meat is too tough. The pepper is too much. The salt is too much. The vegetable is one side. The water is on the other side. And so on and so forth!” After that she said, “Thank you Daddy. Now, you’ve told me the problem. What is the solution?” So I told her. :”Get pressure cooker. Use it to boil your meat. Always include fish in your stew so if the meat is too tough the poor man can eat the fish. And so on and so forth!” “Ah, thank you Daddy. Now I know you are my Daddy.”

A couple of weeks later the husband said, “Daddy, I don’t know what you told my wife but now her cooking had improved tremendously. Glory be to God! Tonight, how many of you want the truth? The whole truth? Nothing but the truth? Well then, let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Truth number one: Your tomorrow will be all right! (Amen!)

Truth number two: You will have a breakthrough tonight. (Amen!)

We want to talk about financial breakthroughs and I have no intention of telling you anything less than the absolute truth tonight. Whether you like it or not you are already here and it is already too late to run. I am going to give you the whole truth by the special grace of God.

You see the first thing you need to note is this: Whether you remain poor or become wealthy the choice is yours. The Bible says, in Deuteronomy 15:11 it said, there will always be poor people in the land. The poor will never cease out of the land. But it did not say Adeboye will be one of them. It said, there will always be poor people in the land and by the grace of God I will not be one of them.

Deuteronomy 28 verses 11 and 12. The Bible says there will always be the wealthy in the land – those who will be lending to nations who will never borrow. There will always be such people in the land. So there will always be the poor in the land there will always be the wealthy. The choice now is yours, but before you choose, remember, the Bible says in Proverbs 22 verse 7, it said that the borrower is the servant to the lender. He said the rich will always rule over the poor. “So you have to choose. Do you want to be the ruler or the ruled? Do you want to be the lender or the borrower? Do you want to spend the rest of your life as a servant? The choice is yours. There is no question of humility when it comes to whether you prosper or you don’t. A poor man is a servant and I refuse, I refuse to be a servant.

I have told you before. I have tasted both sides. I have tasted walking barefooted in the mud for the first eighteen years of my life. Now I have tasted walking with shoes on my feet whether it rains or it shines. I think one is better than the other. All of you who are messengers today, if you make up your mind you can be managers tomorrow. AMJI But if you say. “It is glorious to be poor, after all somebody has to be messenger, somebody has to pull the truck in the market…” then be it unto you according to your faith. But I refuse: say it loud and clear, I refuse to be poor.

Now that’s truth number one. Many of us Christians are even afraid to prosper. We believe that once we prosper we won’t go to heaven. May I tell you again, you may be the poorest man in the world, if you are not born again and you don’t live holy, you will still go to hell, so you will suffer here and suffer there. And you can be the richest man, if you are born-again and you live holy and you serve my God you will enjoy here and you will enjoy in heaven. I refuse to be poor! (I refuse to be poor!) In fact my family refuses to be poor. On your behalf we refuse to be poor.

Number two. It is the will of God for you to prosper so don’t insult God by choosing to be poor. Nothing in poverty will bring glory to God. God cannot be glorified in your wearing rags. Let me tell you. God is not glorified in your being a tenant. If your Father has mansions in heaven. He should be able to give you a bungalow at least here on earth. And believe me honestly as long as you are a tenant, the landlord can say, “I don’t want the Name of Jesus called in this my house.” But if the house is your own house. If you like you can turn every room to a chapel! I refuse to die a tenant! (I refuse to die a tenant!) Say it loud and clear.

The brother who spoke before me had already told you that the Bible says I wish above all things that you prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers. He has told us Psalm 35 verse 27 that God has pleasure in the prosperity of His saints and the promise of God in Joel 2:26 (Thank You Father! the Lord says he’s opening the ears of someone. (Amen!)) God promised, He said you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied. Now listen brethren it is glorious to say, “Even though the house is full of food, I want to fast.” That’s glorious. But when there is no food in the house and you say you want to fast, you are not fasting! Glory be to God for ever more!

And don’t let anybody deceive you into thinking that God is on the side of the poor. If He is on the side of the poor, it is to get the poor out of their poverty. Because God himself is not a poor God, I know and you know there is an English proverb: show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. When Moses asked God, “Who are you sir?” in Exodus 3:15 God said, “I am the God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob” So let’s check who is Abraham

Genesis 24:34 & 35 the Bible says, and he said, I am Abraham’s servant and the Lord has blessed my master greatly and he has become great and He has given him flocks and herds and silver and gold and menservants and maid servants and camels and cattle. Let’s read it in modern language – this is Adeboye’s translation. ‘And the Lord has blessed Abraham greatly and he has become great and He has given him flocks and herds and silver and gold and houseboys and housegirls and lorries and cars.’ Is that in your Bible, something similar? Amen. I am the God of Abraham. This Abraham had silver, gold, cows, field, means of transport….

Let’s look at Isaac – Genesis 26, let us read just verses 13 and 14, talking about Isaac: and the man waxed great and went forward and grew until he became very great for he had possession of flocks and possession of herds and great store of servants and the Philistines envied him. Isaac prospered so much that a whole nation envied him. I know there is somebody here tonight that by the time God had finished with you tonight, people will persecute you! Why? They will say, “How come? Are you the only one worshipping God? We turn right – your houses! We turn left – your houses! In Lagos, whole streets, your houses! In Ibadan, whole streets – your houses! London, you’ve bought half of the place. Are you the only one? How many of you will say, “Yes, I am the only one!”

Or let’s look at Jacob, Genesis 30 verse 43. And the man increased exceedingly and had much cattle and maidservants and menservants and camels and sheep. God said I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – there is not a single poor one among the three. He is a God of the wealthy. Don’t let anybody deceive you. That’s the plain, plain, truth. If you walk with the poor, you end up being poor. That’s why if you are the only rich one in your family, you better do something about the family because the only rich man in the family is the head of the poor. My family refuses to be poor. Say it loud and clear!

Now it is the wish of God that you become rich – for several reasons. The work of God cannot be done without money. Do you think Lekki ’98 would have come to pass without money? It doesn’t matter how much vision we have. It doesn’t matter how many zealous children I have, it takes money to light up that place. You just can’t go there and say, “Well, God with you all things are possible – just send sun in the night. God will say, “Oh, no, no, that will alter the course of nature.. You want the lame to walk, I’ll do that; blind to see, that’s no problem. You want to light up that place go and get generators. God knows we need money to do the work of God and I know there are some of you here who want to do the work of God. I know some of you want to build churches for God. I know some of you want to buy buses for God. I know some of you if only you have the money you will buy a jet for Pastor Adeboye. Say, “Today, I decide. “(Today, I decide…) Come on say it with all your might! (Today I decide!) I will be wealthy.” (I will be wealthy!) So shall it be in Jesus’ Name (Amen!)

It is one thing for God to want you to prosper. Has He got the means to make you prosper? Oh, yes. He has what it takes to make everyone of us wealthy. All the money we need, to take over the whole world for Jesus Christ its down there under the ground. Some of it they call oil, another part they call gold. I’m sure many of you know that silver also comes from the ground. Diamond is from the ground. Iron is from the ground. Aluminum, everything they use in making all theses things they are from the ground. Not to talk about agriculture, everything from the ground. And Psalm 24 verse 1 says, the earth is the Lords and what? and the fullness thereof. Everything we need for all of us to be multi-millionaires, they are inside the ground…that is, let us assume, that whatever is already converted to naira and pounds, let us say we forget that one, what about those left over – reserves. Your share is there…I say your share is there, my share is there.

Not only that, in Isaiah 45:3 God promised, I will give to you, treasures of darkness. I will give to you hidden riches. There are certain riches that nobody’s going to discover until you are ready. Oh, once upon a time, diamond used to be very, very expensive and when they are talking about materials that you can convert to money they talk about silver, they talk about gold, now they came across something more precious than gold, I think they call it platinum. And then they discovered something more precious than platinum, I don’t even know the name and I know there are several others that my Father is hiding, saying what’s wrong with you my children, wake up so I can give this thing to you!

What about ideas? You’ll just sit down and have an idea…. If I add this to this. If I go this way, go this way, go this way. You will just keep your mouth shut and you will just go the way God said you should go. They will just look at you and say, “Wait a minute. How are you doing it?”

I told you an accountant who had an idea. “How long am I going to keep on saying ‘Yes sir, Yes, sir, Yes, Sir” God said He will prosper me. On this salary? How long? God give me an idea!” And God gave him an idea. But different type of groundnut. He will roast his own groundnut with honey. Today, he’s riding a jet. Selling groundnut. When the Almighty God gives you an idea, people will chase you they won’t catch you. I mean, your boss will not even be able to see the back of your head. All God has to do is command and blessings will come. He said it in Deuteronomy 28 verse 28 He said; “I will command blessings upon you. He will tell blessings, “Blessing whether you like it or not, go to the house of Adeboye and blessing will have to obey.

You know the story very well, the people asked Peter, “Does your master pay tax?” Jesus said to Peter, Don’t let us argue with them, take your hook, go to the river. The first fish that you catch, open its mouth you’ll find a gold coin there go and use it to pay the tax.” since when have you found a fish eating money? But Daddy commanded, “Fish, go and swallow a gold coin!” But wait a minute, where did he find a gold coin to swallow? We are not talking about you we are talking about the Almighty. He could say to the fish, that thing is a stone, swallow it any way, by the time it reaches your mouth it will become gold. My father who can make children out of rocks, He can tell rocks become gold. You can sell water and become the richest man in Nigeria. All my Father needs to do is command.

Not only did He ask the fish to swallow stone, He told the same fish, “a hook is coming, you must be the first one to catch it!” Your miracle is not going to miss you. (Amen!) Whether the devil likes it or not your miracle will not miss you. (Amen!) All my Daddy needs to do is command and He’s going to command today and blessings will begin to follow. He commanded and birds began to feed His prophet for almost a whole year. Bringing him bread! Birds love to eat bread, they love to eat bread. If you think they don’t love to eat bread go and throw your own before a chicken. And they love, ravens in particular, they love meat. But God says, “ This one that you are taking to Elijah, if you taste it you are dead!” And where did they get the bread from? There is an oven ion heaven. Where did they get the meat from? Ahh, when you get to heaven you will discover! Wherever they are going to get your miracle from, they are bringing it in this month.

I’ve told you the story before. When we wanted to move into our house here in the camp: no windows, no doors and I’d already announced – October 1 we are moving! Ten days to go. No kobo in pocket. So the disciples gathered and I just told them, “I need a miracle, so pray.” Now if I had told them that I needed money,ahhh.. They would have gathered some money for me. But that will be ‘fine bara’, I’ll be begging, begging for money. I didn’t beg, I said I need a miracle. Pray that God will give me a miracle. God will give you your own miracles today in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) So the children prayed and then we forgot about it. On Sunday when I got home……

……..notes and I thought it was full of fifty kobo notes because in those days we had fifty kobo notes. It was a small girl, she said, “Daddy, I was saving this money so I can travel abroad, but God said, I should give it to you.” I thought it was a small change…. So I took it from her, “If it is from God, God will bless you, you want to travel abroad, God will work it out.” So the girl jumped and rejoiced and went. I opened the envelope. Inside was five hundred naira. And that was a lot of money in those days. It was sufficient for all the work I wanted to do to move in.

So I got my miracle and then some weeks later the girl came to my office again. I thought she has come with another envelope. She said, Daddy, I’ve just returned from abroad.” How? She said the father of my friend came to her father and said please let your daughter travel with my daughter to England. We are going abroad and they are friends. I don’t want my daughter to be lonely there please let me take your daughter. God will command a blessing upon every one of you here tonight in Jesus Name!

When God commands, suddenly your last becomes your first. What you think is going to be the last meal, suddenly becomes the first meal. In 1 Kings 17 verse 8 to 16 you know the story, there was this widow who had only one last meal. Two pancakes separated her and her son from death but then a prophet came. “Give me those two pancakes.” She surrendered the pancakes. He finished the pancakes and said, “Now, go and get food ready for yourself and for your son because there will never be lack again in your house. When God gets involved in your finances. When you stop using your brain, thinking how do we manipulate God. Suddenly your last becomes your first.

I shared with some of my friends this story, I think it was 1983, our first convention at this campground. We were very poor in those days. We made the benches on credit because the carpenter happened to be one of us and we agreed when the convention is over we will settle. The convention in those days used to last ten days continuously. It was Thursday and I had only one thousand naira left and the crowd were still coming in. How am I going to feed these people with one thousand naira? I was on that.

I was thinking on that getting ready for miracle night, when the carpenter came in: “Daddy, my balance?” And we were still owing him one thousand naira. I almost said, “If you don’t get out of here I will kick you.” But as he got to the door God spoke to me and said, “Give him. Give him the money. If I didn’t know my Daddy’s voice ai would have said, “Get thee behind me Satan!”. But I know my Daddy’s voice so I called him and gave him the money. As he turned to go. I almost called him back. I almost said, “Don’t spend the money yet!” But I didn’t say so because God spoke to me again, “You can’t go to miracle service with a debt and in any case, I’m the one who will feed these people and there will be something left over when we’ve finished. I cannot tell you how He did it. But when the convention was over there was something left over and I’m saying to someone here tonight, “You will never borrow again.” (Amen!)

God has what it takes to make you wealthy. Remember He can bring water out of rock. The next thing you need to know. I’m just preparing you because I know something is about to happen tonight. Is that the spiritual controls the financial. I’m sure many of us already know that the spiritual controls the physical. But many of us don’t really believe that the spiritual also controls the financial.

But like the brother who spoke before me said, he told us, Deuteronomy 8:18, It is God who gives you power to get wealth. And when you read the story of Job, chapter one, all the way from verse one to verse ten, when God was bursting about Job to the devil. Have you observed my servant Job, righteous man, feareth God, escheweth evil, the Devil answered, verse 9-10, “Does Job fear God in vain? You made a hedge round about him” May God make a hedge round about you, “and all that he has? I can’t touch him even if I want to! You had blessed him and he had increased greatly!” May the Almighty God bless you, may you increase greatly (Amen).

In other words the Devil is saying, why won’t Job worship you Lord, You blessed him, he is great, because you are involved in his finances.” When you see somebody who is doing well, I’m talking on the side of the Lord, you can be sure God himself is the one doing the blessing.

Once in a while God can also be the one responsible for the hardship, the financial hardship you are having. I’m not the one who said so, He said so himself, in Haggai, chapter one verse five and six, He said, Consider your ways, consider your ways…because some of you are earning the salary and you are putting it into bags with holes. Who created the holes? You got the money all right – as soon as it enters into your pocket…”What happened to my money?” Every bag with holes, may the Almighty God seal tonight in Jesus Name. (Amen!)

In this same Haggai chapter one, He said, some people bring in the little and He said, He God blew it away. You earn the salary, you bring it in, you saw it all right, but He God blew it away. You see God is a good friend but He can be a very terrible enemy. If you read Joel 2 verses 25 & 26, after the children of Israel had repented, He said, “All right, now that you have repented, the locusts, the caterpillars, cankerworm, my army that I have sent against you, He said, I will stop them now.” That was after the people repented. In other words when the caterpillars were eating and devouring their products they didn’t even know that the caterpillars were an army sent by God.

Many of us who had been praying, “God, prosper me.” And God kept quiet. ”You devourers, get away from here!” And God kept quiet. I’ve told you before, if all the demons in Nigeria, if they send to all the demons in India, and other demons wherever they are, and they gather up against you, when you say: ”In the Name of Jesus, get out of my way!” They have to obey. But if it is an angel that God himself puts there…”You spirit, whatever your name, it is written, at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow so get out of the way!” He will look at you and say, “ I heard you but you see it is the same Jesus who asked me to stand here and I’m going to obey Him before I obey you.

Those of us who are being fought by God may you repent tonight in Jesus Name! (Amen!)

When you read Malachi chapter three that my son quoted last night, from verse eight to eleven, when God said, You are robbing me, don’t you know who I am? You can rob the pastor, not me, not me… Let’s be friends, I control money, I am the controller of finances”

Don’t let anybody deceive you, money doesn’t belong to the devil, the devil never created anything, all things that were created, were created by Him, Jesus! So God was saying in Malachi 3:8-11 He said, “Don’t let us fight, don’t let us fight…don’t let me curse you. Bring all the tithes into my storehouse, so that there’ll be food in my house and then test me ah-ahh find out who I am if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you a blessing, so much that there will not be enough to receive. And then I, not you, will rebuke devourers for your sake. I will then tell devourers, “Don’t let me see you near the house of Adeboye” You bring all the tithes, bring all, bring all, don’t play tricks with me, I’m the original mathematician, bring all, let’s be friends. It is I who will now tell devourers. You don’t need to worry about devourers, leave me to that! The spiritual controls the financial. When God is on your side He will bless you so much, you will say God, this is too much! There are some people who can say Amen to that. (Amen!)

Now, God wants you to prosper, He has what it takes to make you prosper, He’s the controller of finance, so if I want to have a breakthrough then what must I do? Very simple – just befriend God that’s all. It’s as simple as that. Let me tell you a story. When we were in the Grammar School, we studied one of our teachers. And we discovered that anything he revised with us, the last week before the exam is the one that will come out in the questions. It took some time before we discovered, but we discovered. So what do we do? Anytime that exam is near and we go for revision the question we want to come out are the things we begin to ask him: “Sir, we don’t understand this, can you revise?” So even before we get into the exam hall we already have the questions. If you know who will help you to succeed, befriend him. Psalm 34:10 it says, the young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. That’s number one.

And the Bible said as our brother quoted earlier on that there was a young king called Uzziah, he sought the Lord and as long as he sought the Lord God made him to prosper. The Bible didn’t say that as long as he sought the Lord he prospered. It said, “God made him to prosper.” When God is on your side, it doesn’t matter what your trade He will make you to prosper.

Number two. You must fear God. Psalm 25:14 says, the secrets of the Lord are with those who fear Him. He’s the One who will say, “This is what you should do now.” When you are sleeping you will just have a dream that this is the next thing now that is going to sell. You were selling pineapple last year, no, no, no, this year just go and sell mango. If you fear Him He will reveal His secrets to you.

And, of course, our brother has already told us that we must meditate on the Word of God, day and night, so that we can be like a tree planted by the rivers of water. So that whatsoever we do will prosper. He’s told us that not only must we be willing to prosper we must be willing to obey God too.

But then there is one big point that I want to emphasis because from tonight now things are going to change for the better. Get ready for hard work. Because many of us want to prosper but we don’t want to work. God is not a 419 man. He will give you the ideas, He will tell you what work to do so that you can prosper but you have to work hard. Jesus Christ said,” “My Father worketh hitherto and I work.” If you don’t want to work hard then don’t ask for financial breakthrough. There’s a difference between magic and miracle. My Father is a miracle-worker not a magician.

I remember years ago when I was a lecturer at the university, I’d just been born-again and after a lot of persuasion I’d begun to pay my tithes. But then one day I said to God, “God, I’m paying my tithes now. You will open the windows of heaven and pour in blessing. Will the Vice-Chancellor transfer his vote to me? Where will the abundance come from.” So like I told you before God loved me specially, even as a young Christian He was speaking to me. He spoke back and said, “You want abundance?” I said, “Yes!” “You are ready to work hard?” “Of course! The only thing I know to do is to teach, no more. “ He said, “We will see to that.”

The following week the Dean of Faculty called me. Some days before he had come to my class and I was wondering what is the Dean doing in the class of a lecturer Grade 2? Apparently he had heard that this boy is a very good mathematics teacher. So he called me into his office and said, “There’s a request from Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School that they need a good mathematics teacher. Will you go there and help them? They will pay you well. I said, “Thank you, sir.” I got there. I began to work and of course they were paying me very well. I was still doing my work in the University. Very soon the principal of CMS Grammar School heard that there’s a good mathematics teacher from University of Lagos going to teach at Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School. They sent for me and I began to do private practice there too.

Very soon, they sent for me from St. Finbarr’s College. Very soon, several other things began to come. I won’t ell you all but I suddenly discovered that at the end of the month what was coming in was three times what was coming in before and how did I do it? The time I used to waste talking rubbish. When my friends are busy drinking beer in the clubhouse I am busy doing PP! Very soon, my second hand car was changed and I was now riding a Toyota Crown. How many of you want to prosper? How many of you are ready for hard work? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!).

When God is on your side, when you have made up your mind that now, I want to do the will of God, I want to be a friend of God, I want to be committed to His programme, the Bible says in Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure. In your house as long as you begin to do the will of the Almighty God there will be much treasure. The plan of God for your life is that before you finish spending this month’s income another one will come. (Amen!)

Something spectacular is going to happen tonight. (Amen!) But before we go deeper into the extra things God will do, let us give those who are not yet the friends of God the opportunity to become His friends. God is not going to give His miracles to dogs. If you are not yet born again I assure you that when God begins to transfer wealth, He’s going to take your own and give it to me. But if you will surrender your life to Him tonight and you become one of His children, I assure you as from tonight, your prosperity will begin.

So those of you who are here, who are not yet born again, from all over the place, come now God is calling you. Let Him save your soul. Let Him cleanse you in His blood. Let Him write your Name in the book of life and then He will begin to rebuke devourers for your sake. If you want to give your life to Jesus, come now. We have a lot to do tonight so if you want to give your life to Jesus don’t waste time, come right now. I’m going to count up to ten after that one the rest of us will begin to pray. We will know then that you have not made up your mind. But tonight is a night of salvation. God wants to save your soul. He wants to give you a new beginning.

So now, I’m beginning to count. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight…now if you know you really, really, want to give your life to Jesus, come from all over the place now. This is the Day of Salvation – He will save your soul. He will forgive your sin. He will become your friend. You will become His partner and then He begins to rebuke devourers for your sake and He will begin to restore to you the days that the cankerworm had eaten. But you can’t be His enemy and expect Him to help you so if you really want to give your life to Him, come now! Six. seven, eight, the Lord is calling you now this is your final opportunity. Very, very soon, it will be too late, so come now quickly because it’s nine now. The Lord is giving you one final chance. Come on, come on quickly, come and surrender your life to Him. Why do you have to die poor? Why should you die a sinner? Why must you be a servant all the days of your life? Why must you be a borrower all the days of your life? Why must they always book you down every day of your life? Come on now the Lord is calling you. Now it’s nine and a half because of those who are far away. The Almighty God wants to save your souls. This is the last call now. Let’s hurry up, hurry up here.

Now those of you already in front begin to talk to the Almighty God and say, “Father, I have come to surrender my life to you. I want you to save my soul. I want to be your friend. I don’t want to be your enemy any longer. I’ve not gained anything from sin. All those days I‘ve been living in sin what has it profited me? Father, please, I’ve come to surrender my life to you tonight. Have mercy on me. Save my soul, please save my soul O Lord! Save my soul tonight and I will praise you, I will serve you for the rest of my life, I will serve you for the rest of my life. Now keep coming, keep coming, I see some of you still coming, keep coming, keep coming. The Almighty God loves you and those of us who are already born again, please pray for these people. Stretch your hands towards them and ask the Almighty God to save their souls. Ask God to be merciful to them. Pray for them brethren! Pray for them now! Those of you who are still coming, hurry up, hurry up, the Almighty God is calling you saying, “Come on now.” This is the Day of Salvation! Come on now the Lord is calling you!

Thank You Father! Keep coming, keep coming, the Lord is still waiting for you, hurry up. The gates of mercy are still open. Come on now the Lord is calling you, Thank You Father! Alleluia! Lord Thank You Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father Almighty we just want to thank You for Your Word that brought forth these people for because You said in Your Word that no man can come unto me except my Father draws him. Thank You for drawing these people and thank You that they have not refused Your drawing. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. Father You said whosoever will come unto You, You will no wise cast out. These Your children have come to You receive them in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Forgive them in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Your blood that cleanses from all sins. Let it cleanse them from all their sins (Amen!) Save their souls. (Amen!) Write their Names in the Book of Life (Amen!) and let their lives change as from today. (Amen!) Father, when You begin to give us breakthroughs tonight, include them also in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Thank You Father! (Amen!) Glory be to Your Holy Name! in Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

…. Things in your life that have been acts of disobedience to God that could cause God Himself to stand in your way of prosperity, talk to God about it. Tell Him you are sorry, tell Him that from tonight things will change. Tell Him from now you will obey Him completely. You will no longer play games with Him. You won’t pretend that 5% is 10% anymore, that you won’t cheat God anymore, you won’t rob God anymore, just make amends. Father, we know that you are a loving God and we know that Your mercy endureth forever. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Daddy, I’m standing in the gap for all your children tonight. Everything that any of us could have done that could cause your angel to block our way forgive tonight in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Your blood that cleanses from all sins, let it cleanse us from all our sins in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Beginning from today Father, let the tide turn. (Amen!) Let there be breakthroughs. (Amen!) Let glorious things begin to happen (Amen!) Father, every one of Your children here today give us mighty financial breakthroughs (Amen!) Thank You Father for we pray in Jesus’ mighty Name. (Amen!)

Glory be to God! We want to pray for a few minutes. We want to pray for ourselves, we want to pray for the government. We want to pray for the governor of Ondo State and all hi entourage who are here tonight. We want to pray for the Olowo of Owo who is visiting us again tonight and we want to pray for breakthroughs for Nigeria.

So shall we stand on our feet and first off all let us bless the Name of the Lord.. Let us thank the Almighty God for what He has already done and thank Him for what he will yet do. Let’s glorify the Name of the Lord and say, Father we just want to bless Your Name because You are the King of Kings! You re the Lord of Lords!, You are the I AM that I AM, You are the Ancient of Days, we want to glorify Your Holy Name. Father we just want to praise You, we want to glorify Your Holy Name! O Blessed, blessed, blessed be Your Holy Name, O Thank You Jesus! Thank You King of Kings! Thank You Lord of Lords! Thank You the I AM that I AM! Thank You the Rock of Ages.! Thank You because You reign for ever.! Thank You because You are the Holy One of Israel! Thank You because all power belongs to you. Thank You because You can never fail! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! because You are glorious in Holiness, You are fearful in praises and You are the wonder-working God. We want to bless Your Name, we want to adore You, we want to magnify Your Name. Father we thank You, we thank You, we thank You! We give You glory, we give You honour, we give You adoration. Father, we just want to bless Your Name Lord, we want to magnify Your Holy Name Lord. Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Almighty God. Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Father In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed.

Brethren, prosperity requires battle. The devil may try to convince you that poverty is good, you have to refuse. I want you to pray with all your heart and say, “My head refuses poverty!” Go ahead talk in the mighty Name of Jesus! I refuse poverty for myself, I refuse poverty for my family, I refuse poverty for all my children! I refuse poverty for anyone that is precious to me! I refuse poverty in the mighty Name of Jesus! Poverty will not come into my home! Poverty will not come near me at all! O I refuse poverty in the mighty Name of Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Father!

You are not praying that prayer the way you should pray it. The Bible compares poverty to an armed robber and surely you don’t want armed robbers in your home! I want you to pray violently and say, “Poverty, I say you will not stay near me, I refuse you, I refuse poverty, in the mighty Name of Jesus! I refuse poverty! Oh, yes, I refuse poverty for myself, I refuse poverty for my family, I refuse poverty, I refuse poverty for anyone that is precious to me, in the mighty Name of Jesus. Poverty will not stay near me at all, poverty will not stay in the Church of God. We refuse poverty today! In the mighty Name of Jesus we refuse poverty. Poverty will not stay in my home! Poverty will not stay near me, poverty will not stay anywhere in my surroundings, anywhere that is close to me or associated with me at all. Poverty you will not stay. I refuse you poverty! In the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!)

Brethren, any one who is dead can no longer be converted to Jesus Christ because there is no repentance in the grave therefore we cannot fold our arms and allow the devil to keep killing our youths in the Delta area. Therefore every problem in Warri and every other Delta area we want to decree tonight that it must end now! Go ahead talk to the Almighty God.  Every problem, in Warri and in the Delta areas, every method, every excuse that the devil may use to destroy our youths we decree it must end tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus! (Amen!) Every problem that may lead to blood –shedding, killing, maiming, burning houses, we command in the Name of Jesus you must end tonight, tonight, tonight, in the great Name of Jesus. No more rioting, no more killing, no more blood shedding in the mighty Name of Jesus. So shall it be! So shall it be! So shall it be! Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever more…..

Let us pray for our President. If he succeeds it is we common men who will enjoy. If he fails we are the one who will suffer. Let’s pray for him, that God will help him and his cabinet, that they will succeed. Let’s pray for our President. Oh, yes Lord! We pray for our President, that he will succeed, that all his ministers, all his advisers will be ruled by the fear of God. Let them succeed O Lord! So that Your Name will be glorified. Help him Lord, help him like never before! Almighty God help him, that he may succeed tremendously that your Name might be glorified. Thank You Jesus! Alleluia! Father. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed.

Now I want you to pray, this specially for the governor of Ondo State and every member of his cabinet: that the Almighty God during his tenure in office will restore the glory of Ondo State. Go ahead! Let’s pray for him! That the Almighty God Himself will support him, support his cabinet, support his family so that all the glory of Ondo State will be fully restored during his tenure of office…

Pray for your own State Governor and his cabinet and all his local government chairmen and all the Councilors, that all of them will succeed so that Nigeria will become a better place! Come on, let’s pray for them brethren! Let’s lift up all our Governors. That the Almighty God will bless them, will support them, will help them and their cabinets and their local government Chairmen and Councilors, all of them, that the Almighty God will grant them supernatural wisdom, so that they will rule us well, so that Nigeria will become a better place to the glory of God! Yes, let’s pray for them. Oh yes Lord, have mercy on all your Governors, stand by them, support them…..

Now let’s pray for the Olowo of Owo. That during his time, Owo will know the kind of peace and progress it had never known before. And then pray for all your own Obas too, they need your prayers – go ahead, let’s pray for them all! Father, we are committing the Olowo of Owo into your hands Lord, bless all his chiefs, bless all his supporters, bless all those who are helping him so that during his time, during his reign Owo town will know the kind of peace and progress they had never known before! O Lord bless them mightily and do glorious things in his domain and Lord Almighty prosper him! And all our Obas, all our traditional rulers from all over, my Father and my God, bless them too….

Pray for yourself once more and say, Lord, I am here tonight for a financial breakthrough. I have decided that I just must prosper. Father, confirm it tonight! Go ahead talk to the Almighty God! I have decided Lord that I just must prosper! Confirm it tonight Lord! I have refused to be poor! I just must prosper, in every area of my life – confirm it tonight Father, confirm it tonight my Lord and my Saviour! Yes confirm it, confirm it! In every area of my life let me have tremendous breakthrough Lord, tremendous breakthroughs, to the glory of your Name! Oh yes, Father. Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

Finally if there’s anything special you want to ask God, go ahead, ask Him now……

In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Now just go ahead and thank God because I believe He had heard us and I know the answer had come. Thank You Lord! Thank You for your faithfulness. Thank You for Your love! May Your Name forever be glorified. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name! We will always praise You! We will always adore You because You are worthy to be praised. You are worthy to be adored. Thank You, Thank You Lord Thank You for ever more! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!)

So Father we thank You because we know You have heard us and we know the answer is come. Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Amen!) Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) Father, everything Your children had asked for tonight, answer in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Every request Lord, let it become a testimony. (Amen!) Lord, every one here tonight, one way or another, in a spectacular manner, in a glorious manner, in a miraculous manner, don’t let us forget tonight (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed. (Amen!) Amen! (Amen!) Let somebody shout alleluia! (Alleluia!) And then shake hands with one or two people and say, “God heard me you know, and the answer had come.” (Amen!)

Now if you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Let’s be seated. Now we’ve come to a very crucial moment in today’s programme. I promised you at the beginning that I would tell you all the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You said, that’s okay. Is it still okay (Yes) Are you sure? (Yes)

Genesis 48:17-20:

17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head. Anything that will transfer y our blessing tonight to somebody else, God will not allow. (Amen!)

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. We have a very deep mystery here. Jacob was about to die and Joseph brought his two sons before him, Ephraim and Manesseh for the parting blessing. So he put Manasseh on the left side so that the right hand of the father will be able to land on his head because Manaseeh was the firs born. And he put Ephraim on his own right side so that the left hand of the father will land on his head because Ephraim was the second born. Now Jacob was old, the eyes are no longer very good, but suddenly Jacob did a strange thing, he crossed his hand, put the right hand on the head of the second born, the left hand on the head of the first born.

When Joseph saw it, “Papa what are you doing? This is not the way.” He took off the hand of the father – “right hand Papa on the head of the first born, left hand on the head of the second born, that’s the way of God.” Jacob smiled. He said, I know what I am doing, I’m not the one doing it, there is a force guiding me. Don’t worry about your first born, he will become great he will become a people. As for the younger one he’s going to become a multitude of nations. Ephraim had a breakthrough because Gran’pa made a pronouncement. Even the father didn’t agree but the grandpa overruled Papa.

I’ve always told you that if your pastor curses you. If you run to the General Overseer he can cancel the curse. When it comes to blessing. Actually Jacob knew the importance of blessing because he stole one blessing some time ago – but on this particular time it was not Jacob acting, it was the Holy Spirit It was the Holy Spirit that crossed the hand and the right hand landed on the head of the one who didn’t deserve it. The right hand of God is going to land on the head of somebody here tonight. (Amen!)

I have said earlier on that all that God needs to do is command and blessing will begin to pursue the one who had been blessed. Deuteronomy 28 verse 2 says this blessing shall follow you and overtake you. It says, if you satisfy certain conditions that blessings will not only follow you, it will overtake you. For blessing to pursue you and overtake you means you are saying, this is too much and God says, I have not yet started. That is my portion, I know that one for my own. But at times God delegates the ability to make such a pronouncement to human beings. We know that once God has spoken, it is done, but at times God will raise up somebody and give him the authority to make such pronouncements on His behalf.

In 2 Chronicles 20:20 the Bible says, Believe God and you will be established, believe his prophets and you shall prosper. In other words, God through his prophets can make pronouncements of prosperity upon you. In fact, Matthew 10 verse 41 the Lord Himself said, if you receive a prophet, in a prophet’s name, you will receive the prophet’s reward. In other words, if the prophet makes…. if it is a true prophet of course, a prophet of God, if he makes a pronouncement on you, for blessing, then you are already blessed. That’s why those who are wise, from time to time, when they feel they need blessing, when they feel they need to jump forward, they find something and they go and give to a prophet. That is what is called, the prophet’s offering. And the prophet will look at it and say, “Ah, God bless you.” Or he receives the envelope and sees the name at the back and says, “Brother, so-so-so, sister so-so-so, you are blessed. And wherever you are the blessing now will begin to look for you and to pursue.

Now because of Jacob’s pronouncement, because he said, “Ephraim, you will be greater than Manasseh.” by the time we get to Deuteronomy 33:17 the Bible says, for every one thousand that you count for Manasseh, you find ten thousand for Ephraim. In other words if you begin to count the sheep of Manasseh and you count one thousand and you say, “Let us stop first.” And you turn to Ephraim and you say, “Ephraim how do you match this one thousand?” For every one thousand of Manasseh there were ten thousand of Ephraim.

You see when we talk about breakthroughs… I’ve explained that one to you before. ; that somebody who is digging a well, when he gets through to water he has a breakthrough. He can now drink, he can now wash, he can do a lot with the water in his well. But if somebody digs deeper, just kept on digging and digging and digging and suddenly he comes in contact with crude oil, that one now has a real breakthrough. He can buy as many wells of water as he wants. So there are breakthroughs and there are breakthroughs but there is the kind of breakthrough that goes with the right hand. There’s a breakthrough that takes care of your problems for the rest of your life; there is a breakthrough, which is the real turning point in your life. I’ve told you that in every man’s life a day comes when you take one step and you can say bye-bye to poverty and there is no way that your family can be poor again. Somebody’s going to take that step tonight. (Amen!) I believe that it will be more than one person. (Amen!)

But, this is a secret – every major breakthrough in the Scriptures had involved a very serious sacrifice. I will give you just one example tonight. Because tonight is not really a night for talking, it’s a night for God to show himself and He’s already here. I am sure you can feel Him too. And when He’s already around like that, I hurry up before he will push me aside so He can do His work.

In 1 Kings 17:8-16 there was a widow, she was about to die, no food in the house, no money in the account, no helper anywhere and suddenly a prophet showed up and said, “Woman, your day of breakthrough has come, no more hunger, no more pain, no more poverty, even if death comes to this house, we will chase it out. But, that your last meal go and bring it. If the woman had refused to surrender that meal that day she would have died soon and she would have died poor. But she brought the food and the Almighty God spoke through His prophet and said, no more lack in that house and that was the end of lack. In the house of somebody here tonight, there’ll be no more lack.

When you need a break through the very little I know about my Daddy, so that nobody will accuse Him of partiality, He will ask you, “Bring me a breakthrough offering.”

I’m sharing something with you that I’m not sure I’ve shared with anyone before. About two years ago, that Special Holy Ghost Service of last year, as I was preparing, “God, I want a miracle for everybody, this time round.” And He said, “What will you give me?” I said, “What do you want Lord? Anything! You ask, I’ll give!” You remember. He said, “Give me your jeep.” I said, O God, because I had fallen in love with that one. “Okay, yes Lord!” The jeep went and many of you know many of the things that had happened at that time. Part of the things that came as a result of that singular, little sacrifice, was Lekki ’98.

Then came Special Holy Ghost this year. “Daddy, I need something.” He said, “I know what you need.” But you must ask. I said, “I want a deeper level of anointing.” I want a breakthrough, I want a breakthrough, a breakthrough in anointing. “ And He said, what will you give me. I said, what do you want Lord and He told me.. I’m not going to tell you this one now. “Okay, Lord..” I didn’t know that the answer would come so quickly. But it is from March that the lame have been walking and the blind seeing and miracles following. How often do I give a breakthrough sacrifice? It depends on how often you need a breakthrough.

I need another breakthrough now. For various reasons. Convention is next month and it has to be the best the world had ever seen. Festival ’99 is coming. It’s going to be for three days. That’s going to require special anointing. I need another breakthrough and I am ready to pay whatever it will cost. Is there anybody here tonight in need of a major breakthrough? I am not talking of the Manasseh kind, I’m talking of the Ephraim kind. Stand on your feet.

For two minutes commune with your God. Just ask Him, “what do you want me to give?” I want this major breakthrough. Will it be financial breakthrough you want, is it spiritual breakthrough you want? You know it, you know what that major breakthrough that will bring joy to you for the rest of your life. Ask Him “Lord, what do you want me to give you in return? Whatever it is Lord, give me the grace to do it. Give me the grace, give me the grace” So talk to the Lord for a minute

Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed.

Those of you who have settled with God. You know what you want. You know what God wants and you are ready to give it to Him, please lift up your right hand. I am going to make some pronouncements and I am going to wave my right hand. Some weeks ago God said some things, He said to me, “Son, stop telling people that your hands are ordinary because they are not. You didn’t make them special. I did.” So these special hands by the special grace of God are going to move the wind through the special grace of God. (Amen!) The wind is going to touch all those right hands that you have lifted up. (Amen!) Now at the right moment you are going to place that right hand on your own head. When I tell you to do so you will do so and as you do so, the blessings that go with the right hand will land on your head. (Amen!) No matter how fast you may run, the blessings of tonight will continue to pursue you. (Amen!) and overtake you. (Amen!) Keep the right hand up there. Thank You Daddy. Oh, my Lord! Let the wind of the Holy Spirit begin to blow now touching all these right hands with your power, with your anointing, with Your breakthrough power, with Your blessings, with Your yoke-destroying anointing, destroying yokes of poverty, yokes of failure, yokes of retardation, yokes of barrenness, yokes of demons, yokes of sorrow, yokes of fear…destroying every yoke of defeat, destroying every yoke of the enemy. I pronounce Lord that special blessings that go with the right hand upon all these Your children that are here today, that from now on they will no more know what is called poverty or failure or lack or defeat all the days of their lives so that everything called barrenness, everything called sickness, everything called failure, everything called inability to rise will disappear (Amen!) will disappear (Amen!) will disappear (Amen!) will disappear (Amen!) And now the blessings of the Almighty God the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob will begin to pursue you and overtake you.! (Amen!) Whatever you touch from now on will begin to prosper! (Amen!) Physically (Amen!) Materially (Amen!) Financially (Amen!) Emotionally (Amen!) Maritally (Amen!) Ministerialy (Amen!) Spiritually (Amen!) From now on, you will begin to prosper! (Amen!) Put the right hand on your head and begin to pray and begin to pray for yourself. Say, yes, I receive it in the mighty Name of Jesus! I receive that supernatural abundance that only the Almighty can give, the supernatural abundance of faith, of boldness, of anointing, of financial breakthroughs on the right, on the left, in front and behind to the glory of God! Receive it with thanksgiving Lord! Thank You Jesus! Oh, Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Jesus!

Among all your peers you will be far, far above! (Amen!) From now on you will be head only! (Amen!) You will never be tail! (Amen!) You will never borrow again! (Amen!) Very soon, you’ll be lending to nations! (Amen!) And your children shall be greater than you shall! (Amen!) And your grandchildren shall be greater than they. (Amen!) So shall it be! (Amen!) Bye-bye to failure! (Amen!) Bye-bye to defeat! (Amen!) Bye-bye to sorrow! (Amen!) Bye-bye to poverty! (Amen!) Welcome to prosperity! (Amen!) Welcome to victory! (Amen!) Welcome to joy! (Amen!) Welcome to abundance! (Amen!) Welcome to abundance! (Amen!) Welcome to abundance! (Amen!) So shall it be (Amen!), in Jesus mighty Name (Amen!) Thank You Daddy, blessed be Your Name. If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

It’s Brother Francis About three months ago my wife miss so we have been looking for my wife about three months ago. She left three kids. We print photograph. Go to police station. The family they said maybe I have used her for money. Many opinions have been made concerning this woman. I said if I did not see her before the Holy Ghost, I will not come. To God be the glory, just yesterday a message came to me…Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! Praise the living Jesus! My name is Kehinde Adeboye. I thank the Almighty that I am here to testify to the goodness of God in my life. Despite that the devil doesn’t want me to testify to the goodness of God today because I’ve been planning since four days ago but on my way coming, the vehicle that helped me from toll gate, I forgot something that is tangible inside that vehicle, that thing is bothering me but I still made myself that I will testify to the goodness of God today. What happened is that since 1997 March my menstruation just stopped. I don’t know what to do. I waited till maybe four months. I consult a doctor and he said I should go and bring two thousand. By then I don’t have N10. I left there, I discussed this thing with my twin sister, Taiye. By then my mother was alive, I could not tell my mother, I did not discuss it with any body.. (Tell us what happened!) But I always tell this to my God. Last Holy Ghost night I told my God that “Lord, I want to know the purpose of my coming to this Holy Ghost night.” If I did not menstruate in this month of June, I will not come to this Holy Ghost night again!” But to God be the glory, last Friday, 24th of June, God restored my menstruation! Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! It was on the Holy Ghost Service of April. My name is Brother Duke Aja. It was on the Holy Ghost Night of April this year, I came and when our father in the Lord asked that people that had not given their lives to God should come out and give their life, I came out and gave my life to God and the man of God that was ministering unto me said I should write my prayer request. I wrote my prayer request that if my brother who left home since 1980, although we knew that he was alive, that God should bring him and on getting home, after about two weeks, my brother, from nowhere, came back!

Again last month when we came for the Holy Ghost Service, Baba prayed and said that our compatriots, our friends, our neighbours would envy us because of the glory of God in our lives. And God blessed me so much that they are envying me, they even want to evict me from the house! Praise the Lord!

Praise the living Jesus! My name is Miss Funso Adesina. I thank God for healing me of chest pain, breast pain and appendix during the February Holy Ghost Service. And again when the word of knowledge came from the mouth of our father in the Lord that God is working on the back today I received my healing because before I normally had backache, so I thank God for healing me. And thirdly, I thank God for my admission because I had a great delay for about six years but I thank God that now I’m admitted. The only thing I want the people of God to pray for us is that UI is yet to cooperate with the students, that God should just intervene.

Praise the Lord! I am Sister Funke Oladipo. At the April Holy Ghost Service which happened to be a Good Friday I came with my husband and our car was stolen at the Holiness Car Park. The car was recovered. We got to know about the recovery of the car towards the end of May but my husband got back the car two days ago. I also bless the Name of the Lord for my husband’s heart’s desire being met – he’s elected as the speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly! I bless the Name of the Lord!

Praise the Lord! My name is Sister Iyabode Jaiyeola for the past four years after I gave birth to this child. After some months after I gave birth, I discovered that he’s not growing, because before that time I had a dream, I saw many snakes, big ones, they wanted to carry this child away from me! So I said, by the special grace of God this child is mine, you are not taking it away from me, it’s mine so I took the child from the snake. After that I discovered that the baby is not developing, so we went to LUTH. When we got to LUTH they say that it’s a Downs Syndrome. Then I rebuked it. I said, In the Name of Jesus my child is not a Down syndrome! After many years it started growing small, small. So after, when we came to this May Holy Ghost Night I discovered that after the prayer the boy just left my hand and started walking about. The same time when we got home the next day Saturday, he left the table and started walking about the sitting room. I really praise God and I want the Lord God to finish His work on him. Thank You Lord Jesus! Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! The Lord is good. I thank God for what God has done in my life and I don’t want to lose my testimony that’s why I’ve come forward to give it. During the Special Holy Ghost Service normally, I couldn’t barb skin cut, so our father in the Lord said God said there’s somebody here who doesn’t like the shape of his head and since then I can now have a clean cut to God be the glory!

That’s not what he said. I remember God said during the Special Holy Ghost Service that there was someone in the congregation who didn’t like the shape of his head. God said He has corrected the shape. That’s the brother. Let’s give the Lord a big hand. Thank You Father!

Well at least I know there is someone here tonight who will never, never, never be in debt again. (Amen!) The Almighty God told us once here that one of the problems with many of us is that when we receive a miracle we don’t thank Him for it and that’s why we don’t get another. For me tonight, is the greatest Holy Ghost Night we have ever held. I know what God has done. I know the voltage of the heavenly electricity that passed through this place tonight. I know in advance the number of testimonies that will come as a result of tonight. I personally want to give thanks to God tonight and I know there are some people who will join me…..

Thank You Lord! The Lord says there’s someone here tonight you are like a dry riverbed. The Lord asked me to tell you, that before the end of this year that riverbed will overflow with water. (Amen!)

Father, we want to bless Your Holy Name. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Last Friday we had the Holy Ghost Service in Germany, it was a great success. When we were about to finish, the Lord says that there was someone in the congregation who should write something and paste it at the back of his door. Now the Lord told me just now that what He said in Germany is also true here: that there is someone here tonight who should get a good piece of paper and write down “Celebration cometh!” “Celebration cometh!” And you should put it at the back of your door. Every day when you wake up, you will see it there. It’s the promise of God to you that very soon you’ll be celebrating. (Amen!)

Father thank You for celebration cometh. Oh, Glory be to Your Holy Name! Bless the thanksgiving offering of your children. Sanctify it. Use it for your glory. The Lord said there is someone here who said, “Lord, you have not mentioned my case.” The Lord asked me to tell you, what else do you want to hear, I’ve told you ‘you shall weep no more.’ (Amen!) Father, as your children are going, go with them. (Amen!) Protect them. (Amen!) Keep on blessing them. (Amen!) Every evil on their way, I cancel in Jesus’ Name. (Amen!) By the time we meet next month let there be so many people shouting, “My celebration has come!” (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed. Let somebody shout alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Alleluia!

We hope you are blessed. Come again next month for another transcribed message. For comments or questions e-mail us at [email protected]

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

LAUNCHING OUT INTO THE DEEP

4th of September, 1999

(Special HGS for those trusting God for the fruit of the Womb and for fruitfulness in all spheres of life)

Thank You! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) There is someone here tonight who will never weep again. (Amen!) Now if you are the one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) There is someone here tonight whose joy is going to overflow. (Amen!) Now if you are the one shout an overflowing Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

All right! Let’s worship the Almighty, the One who can do the impossible. There is none Holy as the Lord……Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord……Thank You Father! Let’s just go ahead and worship the Almighty God, let’s worship the faithful One, the Holy One, the powerful One, the glorious One, the One who can do all things Blessed be Your Holy Name O Lord! … Yes we want to worship You Lord, we want to bless Your Name we want to magnify Your Holy Name, oh, You are wonderful Lord! … Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! We bless Your Name Lord! We worship You, we adore You, we magnify Your Holy Name! Oh, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, glory, be to Your Holy Name Lord! You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be adored, You are worthy to be magnified, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You are worthy to be praised, You are worthy to be adored, You are worthy to be magnified! No-one like You Daddy! Oh, Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Jesus! You are worthy Lord, You are worthy of our praise, worthy of our worship, worthy of our adoration! What a glorious God You are! What a mighty God You are! What a powerful God You are! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Eyin lope ye… baba, baba, baba, baba, ese o baba….Thank You Father!

The Lord said there’s a woman here tonight; your mother-in-law said “Over my dead body will you have a child fore my son.” The Lord asked me to tell you. Prepare for her funeral! (Amen!) baba, baba, baba, baba, ese o baba…..

The Lord said there’s a woman here tonight; because of what I’m going to do in your life, more than ten thousand souls will be saved! (Amen!)

The Lord said there is somebody here tonight, because your sister died at childbirth, you were afraid to become pregnant. The Lord asked me to tell you: You did not come to the world the same day as your sister, your destiny is different, so get ready for your pregnancy. (Amen!)

My Father and my God, I know that this is going to be an extraordinary night and I just want to thank you in advance, but meanwhile O Lord, I just want to thank You for the last Convention. Thank You for the souls that were saved. Thank You for those that were healed. Thank You for the captives that you set free. Thank You for the fine weather. Thank You for safety. Thank You for joy. Thank You for victory. Thank You for provision. Thank You for answered prayers. Thank You for Jesus. Thank You for the Holy Ghost. Thank You for the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Tonight Father, do the impossible. Let our joy overflow. (Amen!) Surprise everyone of us. (Amen!) At the end of everything Lord, let Your Name be glorified again! (Amen!) Thank You Daddy! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Shake hands with one or two people and say, ”Welcome to miracles!” “Welcome to miracles!”

Luke 5… How many of you were blessed by the first sermon? If you were blessed let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Omowale had preached half of my sermon! When he said Luke chapter something, I was afraid he was going to say Luke chapter 5! But then He ended the sermon with what I was going to end my first sermon with. That’s why I fell in love with him the first time I saw him because I saw that he has the right spirit in him. That’s why he’s welcome here any time! That’s why the wife and the elders are also welcome anytime. And that’s why I didn’t introduce him because he’s no longer a stranger. He is now part of the family.

Luke 5 let me read from verse 1 to 7:

1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

I’m sure you’ll be wondering what has this passage got to do with barren woman becoming fruitful. That was the first question I asked when God said that id the passage for today. If we are talking about financial breakthrough I can understand this passage, but then the barren becoming fruitful, Luke Chapter 5? It is good to be able to hear from God. And when you are talking to the one who wrote the Bible He can tell you what he wrote in the Bible. For the benefit of you who are coming for the first time, this Holy Ghost Service is a special one for those who want to become fruitful.

How did it happen to be? It was during the Convention as I was praying around on the Camp. “How many children do you want the barren to bring forth, next year Convention?” And I jumped for joy! 10,000! (Amen!) Now when I said that, I didn’t know what was coming the following day. But by the following day, when we called on those who were barren before who had got their children, to come forward and we counted the number of children for the two conventions it was 5517! Oh! So I said ten thousand that I asked for is too small! “God! I’m asking for twenty thousand!” (Amen!) How many of you will say Amen with me! And then He said, “In that case call them together!” If He’s going to give 20,000 children, how will it be? At least my own should be one of the twenty. thousand. If He’s distributing 20,000 children, one way or the other, I know somebody will grab one! (Amen!) Now I know some people will get two! (Amen!) And I know there are some greedy people like me who will want three! (Amen!) I’m going to be very quick because I can already feel His presence and I will want to…

Almost everyone has his or her own area of barrenness. Some are barren financially, they work hard, but there is nothing to show for it. Some are barren academically. Oh, they can study like nobody’s business but on the day of examination they always forget everything they have learnt. Some are barren in soul-winnning. They witness to the whole world but they have nobody to show for their soul-winning. But tonight every form of barrenness will be dealt with by Jesus Christ (Amen!) And I want you to know that God loves the barren even though He hates barrenness.

In John 3:16 the Bible says that God so loved the world. If He loves the whole world, that means He loves me He loves you, He loves everybody! So don’t let the Devil tell you, God hates you that’s why you are barren. No God loves you! And because He loves you that’s why He’s asking for this special Holy Ghost Service – for your sake. I also know that God is attracted towards the barren because they give Him the opportunity to show His All-Sufficiency. When He was revealing His Name, Jehovah El-Shaddai, He revealed that Name to a man who was barren. Just like Omowale said, as the Yoruba names have meaning, the Names of God also have meaning. He said to Abraham in Genesis 17:1, He said, “I am Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough!” And He was talking to a barren man!

Because the barren are helpless, as it were, because nobody has the power to make children, God is easily touched by the barren. In Hebrews 4:15 He said, “Our God is touched by our feelings of infirmities.” You see when you are sufficient, when you have everything, many a time you don’t feel you need God. There’s plenty of money in the bank. In examination you are always coming first; before you slept with your wife, she had twins…So when we say, “God” – Who needs God? I mean. I know that somebody told one man here, “We saw you on television on Holy Ghost night! You? What’s your problem? What is chasing you that you have to go to Holy Ghost Service? What’s your problem?” They believe that it is only those who have problem who should move close to God. The beauty of it is that God wants anyone who will come close to Him to come.

And if there is any one who is in a problem, the barren surely are in a problem. And one of the reasons why God is attracted towards them is that when they pray, their prayers are sincere prayers. I’m talking of those of them who want to have children because some of them don’t want to have children. But there are some who are here tonight who want to have children. So when they cry to God they cry from the bottom of their hearts. They don’t pray sophisticated prayers. They don’t pray educated prayers. They don’t talk about O Lord, my God! The One who reigns in Shekinah glory … eheh! They say, God help me! Don’t let me die without fruit! When they cry to God they cry from the bottom of their hearts. And God loves. those kind of prayers. He said in Psalm 50 verse 15, He said, “Call on me in the day of trouble and I will answer you!” God is going to answer somebody here tonight. (Amen!)

Now, these people who had been barren before, when they finally get their children, they appreciate children more. They take children as precious things. They understand that children can only come from God. They know the meaning of Psalm 127 verse 3: It says, “Children are an heritage of the Lord.” So they appreciate children.” But those who keep getting them like rabbits, they say… they don’t bother much! And because they appreciate children, they love them just as God loves them. You remember those days when they brought children to Jesus in Mark 10:13-16 There were some people who said, “Get these children away from here!” But Jesus said, “What? Let these children come unto me. Forbid them not.” ” Why? “For theirs is the Kingdom of God.” And He carried the babies in His hand and He blessed them. Somebody once asked me. “Why do you love children so much?” “Because, I’m like my Father in heaven.” Children are wonderful things! That’s why those of you who are trusting God for children, whether the Devil likes it pr not, I’m going to rejoice with you by this time next year! (Amen!)

Now these barren who become fruitful they appreciate the fact that with God nothing shall be impossible. because many of them have been told by doctors, it is impossible. some of them have been told by doctors, “Your womb is dead!” But then they know that God said once that He can raise children out of stones.So if they have told you that your womb is dead or they have told you husband that there is nothing in your man liquid, tell them God can raise children out of stones. God is going to surprise somebody here today. (Amen!) And so when they finally get their children, they know how to praise God. Those of you who were here during the Convention you must have seen one woman who had been barren for seventeen years. When she was praising God she nearly forgot where she was. Because it takes somebody that God has brought out of the miry clay, somebody who had waited patiently on the Lord for a long time to sing a new song to God. When you read Psalm 40:1- 3 it said, “I waited patiently on the Lord and He heard me. He brought me out of the miry clay, He put my feet on the rock to stay and then He put a new song in my mouth.” Somebody’s going to sing a new song tonight!

That’s why God is attracted to them. When we ask some people top praise God, they wonder what are we praising Him for? But the woman who’s been barren for 21 years, she knows. Like somebody said, “Anytime we say praise the Lord, and people are shouting ‘Alleluia’, my ‘Alleluia’ is different from your own. I know what I am shouting ’Alleluia’ for. Some of you are shouting it because there is nothing else to do. But if you are travelling in a car on the expressway and you are going at 110 KPH and then the two tires in front burst and then you somersaulted six times and you came out, your children came out, nobody has any scratch. If they say, “Praise the Lord!” Your Alleluia will be different. Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

But then what has Luke 5, this story about Peter, what has it got to do with the barren becoming fruitful – plenty. As with fishing, just one throw is enough to produce fish. And yet, one can try all night and catch nothing. You understand very well! The husband can meet with the wife only once. Just one attempt can produce a set of twins and yet the poor man can labour all night and there’ll be no result. The Bible says in Psalm 127 from verse 1 to 3, it said, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain that build it.” It went on to say that you will be wasting your time to stay up all night, if God is not there you will just be awake for nothing. That is why I am sure that things will be different for those who have been labouring in vain tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

The fisherman could be an expert, his partner might be just wonderful but he still may not catch anything. The husband can even be a doctor; the wife could be a nurse. They can know everything about ovulation period. They could know all the details about productivity but the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 3; it says, “Paul may plant, Apollos may water, only God gives the increase.” When it comes to child-bearing. It is only God. Only who?

And then just as in this story of Peter, the moment God is involved, success becomes as easy as ABC. If God is involved, once God is in partnership with husband and wife producing children becomes as easy as ABC because Proverbs 10:22 it says it is the blessing of the Lord that maketh rich and addeth no sorrow. All of you who have been sorrowing, no more weeping in Jesus’ Name!

And according to this story of Peter we discover that it is possible to fail at night and succeed during the day. I’m sure you understand that one. Some of you now, as soon as you finish the Holy Ghost Service and you get home, don’t wait to the night! Fortunately tomorrow morning is Saturday so…. Many husbands will not go to work because many a time the enemy that is working against you is busy at night. Let’s surprise them, let’s change to day time! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Oh, Thank You Daddy! You see when your appointed day comes it could be before breakfast. It could be between breakfast and lunch. It could be immediately after lunch. The Bible says in Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made. We shall rejoice and be glad in it.” There’s somebody here who is going to begin to rejoice from now on. (Amen!) So let me hear you shout Alleluia if you are the one. (Alleluia!)

Peter had a night of sorrow, a night of failure, a night of frustration. He would throw the net, pull it in, nothing, threw it again, pull it in, nothing, do it again and then the day came. Things changed. You see, you need to understand something about God. The day of God begins with evening, It is our own we start from the morning. In His own, He starts from evening. Genesis 1 verse 5 He said, “And the evening and the morning is the first day.” And that’s why God said in Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh…” when? Tell your neighbour “Tomorrow morning – joy cometh!” Shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Like in the case of Peter. If you will surrender your boat to Jesus, your womb, He will cause the fish to swim in the right direction (Amen!) because when Peter surrendered His boat God caused all the fish to swim in one direction only so that when it was time to harvest Peter just caught all of them. Ask the doctor he will tell you that when your husband has finished his assignment there are several fish that will begin to swim. They will be swimming towards your own seed. Now they will tell you, the doctors will tell you that if they don’t arrive on time they die. Some people, the fish instead of swimming –they will even begin to swim outside, Some fish will be swimming to the right, swimming to the left. He said, “Swim inside!” From tonight your fish will swim in the right direction. ‘Amen! Glory be to God! Alleluia!

There’s one little girl in the congregation who said, “What is he talking about?” You are too young to understand my dear. God told a fish to swim and swallow Jonah, He told a fish to swim and be the first one to be caught by the hook of Peter with money in its mouth. Tonight, from now on, the fish your husband is going to deposit will swim in the right direction. (Amen!)

Now, like the case of Peter. God told Peter to launch into the deep so He can [perform a miracle there. Now it takes God to perform a miracle in the deep because God himself is very deep. The Bible says in Isaiah 40 verse 28, He said, “There is no searching of His understanding.” Mmmh! God is deep!

Proverbs 30:15 & 16 also says that the womb of a woman is very deep. And then in Psalm 42 verse 7 the Bible says, ‘Deep calleth unto deep.’ So God who is deep is going to call unto the deep of your womb. (Amen!) and say, ‘Deep! Produce children!’ So shall it be for you in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now when Jesus told Peter to launch into the deep and throw your net to the right, Peter said, “Mmmh, that instruction doesn’t make sense. If I’m going to catch fish as a fisherman, the best time is the night. Number two; the best place is shallow water so I don’t understand this idea of launching into the deep in the daytime.” Whatever God asks you to do tonight – that is what you must do! You may not understand Him. If He asks you to jump, jump. If He says that is what is going to lead to your conception just jump. If He asks you to sit down and do nothing, then sit down and do nothing. Remember Romans 11:33, it says, ‘His ways are past finding out!’ You can’t understand Him He’s too deep! I mean, when He was beginning to explain Luke 5 to me like I’m explaining it to you now, all I could say was “God you are too wonderful!” And the mother of Jesus said, as I am saying to you tonight, “Whatsoever he asks you to do…what should you do? (Do it!)

Now, fortunately the rest of my sermon had been preached by Omowale. Like in the case of Peter, the one who had failed all night – the biggest fish ever caught, that sank two boats, came through a man who had failed all night! Go through the Bible, you will find that the best children came from barren wombs! Isaac, his name is ‘laughter’; somebody’s going to laugh from now on. Study your Bible very well, you will never find a single evil report concerning Isaac. Oh, Abraham, he had some faults, Jacob, he tried, Isaac, absolutely clean. Joseph, I’m not sure you know the meaning of his name. His name means God will increase me. He came from a barren woman. Joseph, beautiful reports; loved by the Father, loved by God, holy, clean, pure a national saviour. He came from a barren woman. Samuel, I’m not sure you know the meaning of his name… his name means. God heard me. Answered prayers. Won’t it be just wonderful to have a child that you will just call ‘answered prayers’? Great prophet, kingmaker. I mean when He says to a king, “Your kingdom is over.” That kingdom is over. How will you like to have a child that no president can become president without his permission? Oh, the man said, listen, the best political party is on my side. He said, oh, I’m telling you, unless I give you permission you won’t get there? Saul said, Oh, I am very famous with the people, I don’t want to annoy them that’s why I disobeyed you Samuel. Samuel said, Is that so? You are no more king. “Ahh!” he said, “you must be joking.” “ I’m telling you your kingdom is gone.” How would you like to have a son who will speak a word and God will say Amen? That boy came from a barren womb. What about John the Baptist? The Bible said tells us that Jesus Christ said, this is the greatest of all the Old Testament saints. Thank You Daddy! Daddy said, I should stop preaching Glory be to God! Tonight is tonight!

There is only one barren person who can go away barren tonight. That’s the only one who refuses to surrender his or her life to Jesus. Because Peter would not have been able to become what he became if he had not first of all surrendered his boat. Jesus Christ wants to enter into the boat of your life tonight but He won’t force you. But if you want to surrender your life to Him and say, “Lord, no more struggling, take over, become my Lord become my Saviour, I want to give my life to You.” Come now, let’s settle that one first and then we go to the next phase. So if you are here and you are not yet born again, and now you want to surrender your life to Jesus, come now. I don’t have time to waste because this is a glorious night. You are coming for salvation now, you want Jesus to save your soul, you want to begin to do the will of God from now, you want to begin to obey God from now, you want to say bye-bye to the devil from now, you want to put an end to the life of sin from now and you want Jesus to save your soul – come now, come now!

Now brethren the rest of us let’s begin to thank God, let’s begin to rejoice, even on behalf of these people who are coming now! Begin to praise God for them because they are coming for salvation and that salvation is going to lead to several other great things.

So come now, come! if you want to give your life to Jesus. Come now, the Lord is calling you! He wants to save your soul, He wants to be merciful unto you, come now, come from allover the place. This is the Hour of Salvation! Come and surrender your life to Him. He loves you that’s why He brought you here and He wants to save your soul, and as you come cry unto Him and say, Lord save my soul, have mercy on me Lord, have mercy on me Lord! I have come to surrender my life to you! Come, come, come now! Come and call on Him! And say, “Saviour of mankind, I come to you tonight, come and save my soul.” Call on Him from the bottom of your heart. Call on Him now! Say, “Lord save my soul tonight!” Come from all over the place. The Lord is calling you now. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father we want to bless your name because this is the day you had made. This going to be a great day of Salvation. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) We thank you for all these your children who have come forward tonight. They say, “Yes, we are ready now to surrender to Jesus.” Father receive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Whatever sins they have committed up to today forgive them in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Your blood that cleanses from all sins let it cleanse them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Father, save their souls. (Amen!) Write their names in the Book of Life. (Amen!) And don’t let them ever back slide in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) My Lord and my Saviour, this very night, let their miracles begin. (Amen!) From this moment, let their weeping end. (Amen!) And Father, in Your Kingdom, don’t let them be found wanting. (Amen!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

Now I rejoice with you but we want to make sure that everything is done properly tonight because this is a special Holy Ghost Night, anyone who gets born again that night, I get their names, so that I can continue to pray special prayers for them. So I’m going to ask all of you to please turn in this direction. You will see two people waving some sticks up there. They will take you to the extreme end of this auditorium where some ministers are waiting to take down your names and your prayer requests and I promise you we will wait till you return before we continue. Now let’s begin to go and the rest of us let’s begin to rejoice as they go. Oh what a wonderful, wonderful day, day I will never forget…Heaven came down and glory filled my soul…I am rejoicing my name has been written, I am rejoicing for I am born again…. Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) I’m sure the counsellors are going to need the assistance of the deacons and deaconesses – please go there and help them. I’m sure you are more than happy to be a vessel unto honour in a night like this. So deacons and deaconesses please go quickly to the counselling centre so we can quickly get down their particulars because there is a lot that God wants to do tonight.

Now while we are waiting for our new brothers and sisters, I want you to think of all the areas of barrenness in your own life. It could be, like I said, financial barrenness, it could be academic. Maybe your problem is that you don’t even have anyone to marry. Or that you can’t seem to win any souls. Think of all the areas of barrenness in your life and begin to talk to God and say, “Tonight my weeping must end, my joy must come this morning that is coming. Every barrenness in my life must end!” Let’s begin to talk to the Lord now. Thank You Lord! Oh yes Lord let every form of barrenness in my life and in the lives of these your children, vanish tonight! Let our weeping end and let our joy begin to the glory of Your Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Father, I just want to thank you for this special night because lives will be changed tonight! (Amen!) Sorrow will become joy tonight. (Amen!) Failure will become success tonight. (Amen!) Defeat will become triumph tonight. (Amen!) Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every form of barrenness Father, destroy tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You because You are here. (Amen!) Thank You because Your power is here. Thank You because Your Word has gone out (Amen!) Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Alleluia!) In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Praise the Lord! (Amen!) Praise Jesus! (Amen!)

Now it is time to minister. Please remember what I said earlier on. Tonight we must be absolutely what? Obedient. During this first session only those who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb will be ministered to. During the second session we will minister to those who are trusting God for future partners as well as those who are trusting God for breakthroughs in one area of life or another. If we do it the way God said, we will all have testimonies. (Amen!) Now the ministering points will be four. I’ve asked the ushers to create one space at the extreme right there. I’m sure they have done so. If they have to clear the crowd a little, they have to do so; but create a little spot up there, all right. And the same with my extreme left, behind the altar and we will use even the front of the altar. Now those who are at the back of the altar, you’ll be ministered to behind the altar. Those of you directly in front of us, you’ll be ministered to in front here. Those of you to my right you’ll be ministered to at the extreme right. Those of you at my left, you’ll be ministered to at the extreme left.

Now how are we going to do it? Now sit down, don’t move yet, just remain seated. Please be totally obedient tonight. Sit down please tonight, thank you. Unless those of you who have no seat at all… If you have a seat go back to your seat now! God will bless you as you obey. How are we going to do it? They brought five loaves of fish and two fish to Jesus. He thanked God and broke it and gave to His disciples and His disciples gave to the people. As He was breaking it, it was multiplying in His hands. When it got to the hand of the disciples it multiplied again so we had double multiplication. What we are going to do tonight is that I am going to lay my hands on the hands of the ministers. The anointing will multiply as it goes into their hands and then in their hands it will multiply again. So that as they lay their hands on you, they are going to carry anointing that had been multiplied twice over to you. So I’m sure that there’ll be many twins next year. (Amen!) So remain seated until I’ve finished with the ministers after that then you can begin to go to your own section Thank You Father! We can have a worship song. Brethren…

Glory be to God! While I was sitting down there I was doing a little bit of wrestling with my Daddy. Daddy said, among those who are considered barren today that by this time next year, six of them will have triplets! (Amen!) I was trying to see if He can increase the number but He said six, that’s what He has in mind. That’s good enough! Glory be to God! How many of you will agree with me? just hold on with me in faith because I want at least 700 to have twins! Now which one are you going to have triplets or twins? I told you, you have to consider the pocket of your husband!

All glory be to God! This is a night you will never, never forget! You see because Daddy has been doing so many things apart from what you can see with your eyes. For example. There is a king here that the enemies have told you you will not last on your Father’s throne. God asked me to tell you that you will bury all of them. (Amen!) There’s another case, very interesting one, some people are plotting to get you out of your position in your place of work. God has said something like this before, He is saying it again – He said long after those who are plotting against you are gone, you will still be there! (Amen!)

All right. Well, when you begin to give testimonies of tonight you will see several other things which He has done! (Amen!) Next Holy Ghost Service is another special one because it is on October 1 so you know it’s going to be special for Nigeria, and since you are Nigeria it means it’s going to be special for you. I don’t know the details yet but Next Holy Ghost Service will be very, very special Glory be to God! I can only say this, that Nigeria has left Egypt never, never to return! (Amen!) As long as my Daddy is on His throne ad there are people like you and I to call on Him w will never go back to Egypt. However we are yet to reach Canaan land, that’s why I want you to come and invite all your friends for the next Holy Ghost Service because we are going to pray like we have never prayed before. Pharaoh is not happy. He want’s us back in Egypt! So if you will join hands with me then on October 1 1999 we can drown Pharaoh and all his hosts. Remember one of the promises of God at the beginning of this year is that the fate of certain nations will be sealed this year. Come next Holy Ghost Service let us seal the fate of Nigeria into a very good something.

And I am sure you are already preparing for the Holy Ghost Festival of December – December 16-18. You know I don’t boast and I can tell you as quietly as usual, it will be 3 days of heaven on earth. I can’t say more than that right now. Maybe as we get closer I will tell you more But begin to save your transport money now. If you are a car owner make sure you have deposited with your petrol dealer, the money for petrol to come. I am telling you. Lekki ’98 is going to be child’s play compared to what is coming. (Amen!) And we have moved the venue to here so that it can be closer to everybody else, closer to Ogun, closer to Oyo, closer to Osun, closer to Ekiti, closer to everybody! And we are already getting ready. If you wait till the morning light and you look in that direction you will see that we are clearing about 6 square km of land for that program! But please we still want to appeal to those of you who have very strong caterpillars – we need about thirty more. Then, workers please don’t forget you are having your meeting here this morning at 5 o’clock in preparation for the festival. Do I hear the workers shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Some of you workers will raise the dead for the first time in your life in December. (Amen!) Let’s pray.

Father, You are good, You have been extremely good. We will always bless Your Name. Even if we go now You have done enough but You say You still want to bless us more and we don’t mind at all. We want our cup to overflow. So let it be in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Amen!

Luke 5 I will now read very quickly verses 8-11 and talk to you for five minutes and then we let God do what He wants to do more. Luke 5:8-11

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:

Tell your neighbour, I am going to become an amazement to my neighbours! Eh-eh, they didn’t hear you, say it again!

10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

What is barrenness? Actually barrenness means fruitless efforts. That’s why I know that at least for some people here tonight, beginning from me, no more fruitless efforts in my life. (Amen!) But we need to learn, what must I do so that I don’t lose the victory I have got tonight? Those who will remain forever fruitful like

Simon Peter that the Lord said, You think you have got something? Now I am promoting you to something higher. Those who are going to get babies and it won’t be only one but they will now continue to have as many as they want. (Amen!) They have to understand that fruitful people, the barren that became fruitful have 3 distinct characteristics.

Number one they are worshippers. Abraham, study his life, he’s always building altars to God. Genesis 12:7 and 8, Genesis 13:4, Genesis 13:18 and on and on. You will always find Abraham building an altar so he can worship God. No wonder his children kept on increasing. How many children of Abraham are here tonight? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Study the rest of all these people who were barren who became fruitful, they are worshippers. It is from Hannah for example that we got the song – there is none holy as the Lord, there is none beside Him, neither is there anyone like our God, there is nine holy as the Lord… The first woman to sing that song is Hannah.

And the only person who died barren, in the Bible, is the one who criticized somebody who was worshipping God. The story is in 2 Samuel 6:20-23 David was worshipping God. He danced so much that his stomach came out of his flowing gown and the wife looked at him from the window and said, “king, look at you – dancing in the midst of ordinary people until your belly came out!” David said, “I’m dancing for the Almighty, the One who took the Kingdom from your father and gave it to me, the One who found a little shepherd boy and made him a King! He’s the One I’m dancing for! You have not seen anything! I’m going to dance more!” The Bible said, God looked down from heaven and said to that woman: “No child!”

You want to retain your victory? Be a worshipper! I’ve told you before, people have said to me, “You are General Overseer, behave like a General Overseer, sit down you know, look like a General Overseer! “ I said, “You will have to look for another General Overseer! “ This one, I’m going to dance, I’m going to rejoice, I’m going to worship Him!

Peter fell down at the feet of Jesus! He worshipped the Almighty! You want to retain your victory? Be a worshipper! If you are too proud to worship God, you are too proud to live and I want to assure you when you get to hell, you will dance. You want the kind of music they sing there? Oh, it’s a pity Fela has gone, he will tell you …haaa, heyeye, hohoho – that’s the song they sing in hell. I’m not going to be there. I am going to be worshipping Jesus Christ. How many worshippers are here tonight? Come on let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Number two those who would remain forever fruitful, they appreciate holiness and they hate sin. Peter said, “This kind of miracle should not be given to a sinner like me. God leave me alone, I’m a sinner, let me keep on suffering!” And Jesus said, “No, you have surrendered to me. From now ion live holy and you will keep on being fruitful!” Read Luke 1:5-7 the Bible said, concerning Zechariah and Elisabeth, it said the two of them were blameless. They were what? Blameless!

Oh, you want to have many children? You remember the story of that woman who said, “Well, they said, if I come to the convention and you pray for me I will have children and you prayed for me and nothing happened and I was going to pray again and God said, ask her, “How many boyfriends do you have beside the husband? And she said, “Only six.” Six only! If you want a child from the Holy One of Israel, it is you and your husband only. If you want to include some six boyfriends only, if you get any child that one will not be from my God it will be from the devil. If you want to retain your victory, you must be a worshipper you must live holy.

Number three. All those who would remain forever fruitful must be generous givers. Oh. Many of us don’t want to hear that but let me tell you the truth. Many people have lost their miracles because they are misers. Look at -; let’s go through some of them very quickly.

Abraham – the day God said that “okay, all the promises in your life will be fulfilled” was the day he entertained God. Hannah said to God, “God, give me a son and I will give him back to you!” I mean, we are talking of generosity! Read 1 Samuel when you get home – on the day Hannah was going to give thanksgiving for Samuel she went with 3 bullocks – not one! All that the Lord requires from her, if she doesn’t have money is one dove! But she said, “God! I asked for a son, you gave me the son, I’m going to give the son back to you but before I even give you the son, 3 bullocks.”

The trouble with many of us is that we are too tight-fisted! We don’t want to give to God and … some of you I’m sure if we ask you now you say, “Just wait now, Pastor, let God give me the son, I give him back to God!” If you can’t give God money, you can’t give God a son! Hannah said, to God: ”God, I know You need a prophet, I need a son. Give me a son and You’ve got Your prophet!”

Just learn to be generous brethren – and that applies in every sphere of life. Many of my friends who are Pastors have asked me: “Tell us your secret, tell us!” I’ve even seen some people who have said, “Tell us what you buried on the altar!” I even know a relative of mine who said he’s a Pastor. He said, “You know we are relatives – show me the way now!” And I showed him the way. 3 ways – I said not 1 – 3. Number 1 – I worship because I know that without Him I can do nothing. Number 2. If you cut me into one thousand pieces each one will be crying “Holiness!” Cut me into 1000 pieces! Each one will keep on crying: “Holiness!” Ask me to preach one thousand sermons. Let it be on divine healing, prosperity, deliverance, anything before that sermon is over, one way or the other, we will smuggle in holiness. Number 3, I have learnt that if I give, God will multiply me.

So that’s my advice to you tonight. How many of you want to be increased by God? Increased physically – have so many children. You know, tonight, I was just talking to Daddy as I sat down there. I said, “Daddy, you can see now, this auditorium is too small now, I mean there is nowhere for people to move.” He said, “But I already told you, very soon, a new auditorium, four times as big as this one…” How many of you want God to increase you? Physically, materially, spiritually, in all areas of life? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now we are going to do two things together because of time. We will worship God, we will give our thanksgiving offering and as we finish that one we will listen to just three or four testimonies and then I will now tell you one or two things that God has told me and you’ll be on you way home. This time we really want – there was some beautiful singing coming from Raphael the other time. These Ekiti songs let’s have them. And by the way that brother has a cassette – you know I don’t advertise cassettes but if you listen to what he’s singing you will know what will be in the cassette. You will just be dancing in your seat and we will worship the Almighty God. Let’s practice giving, let’s begin to give from now. Let’s give Him a thanksgiving offering. Let us say to Him tonight, “Daddy, You have got somebody that You are going to increase!” Let the ushers spread all over the place because we are running out of time, so we have to do this one very, very fast! And you know that one of the people God is going to increase very soon are the ushers. If you believe that say Amen (Amen!). All right, let’s do that one quickly and let’s go on.

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Now before I bless the offering the following people should come quickly and share their testimonies in two-two minutes. The rest of you, the testimonies here are very big tonight but you can give them next time you’ll be very welcome to do so – we want to meet our deadline of 4.00 am. – Mrs. Adewako, J. M; Mrs. Bimbola Fashide and Japhet Takwa. Let’s hear from those three. Everyone here tonight is fantastic, I mean, several people that doctors told that they can never have a baby, they have their children now…. people who are healed of all kinds of ailments… somebody lost her father and found a father after prayer. Several people were healed tonight – one says he’s been healed of asthma, one is healed of heart attack; one is healed of what is the other one – all kinds! There’s someone here… we’ll hear this one but let’s wait till next month. So many of them. Let’s just listen to those three tonight.

Father, we are grateful. You are such a wonderful God. We bless Your Holy Name ands we promise You Lord, we will be worshippers, we will live holy and Lord, we will be generous givers. Let our miracles last forever. (Amen!) Bless the offerings of Your children and before the return next month let everyone be full of testimonies. (Amen!) Inn Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! Amen! (Amen!) Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

All right, very quickly we’ll listen to your testimonies and then we say whatever else God wants us to say and then we go.

Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) I’m giving this testimony to praise the Almighty God and to put the devil to shame. June last year I went to London to go and visit my children. I was hearty and hale before I left Nigeria. When I got to London on the 1 of September I had some pinching in one of these my eyes, the right eye. I thought there was dust there or something, I tried to open the eye in water, I tried all I could, there was no help. On the 9th of September I woke up early in the morning to brush my teeth. I brushed my teeth, to rinse my mouth, I poured water in my mouth and the water ran to my body, I couldn’t hold, my mouth could not hold water again. This side of my face was paralyzed. I called my children, I told them, they said I was imagining it that there was nothing wrong with it. I said, “Okay!”

Some days later could see that I could not open the eye properly – I mean, I could not shut the eye – this eye was open there completely, if I slept in the night it will open, the other one will close, it will open, unless I pull the eyelid. We went to see the doctor, the doctor gave me some steroids. He asked me to take six tablets a day, that the thing would be all right. I took the medicine for 2 days, the third day I reduced it to 3 because I knew how I was feeling in my body. My daughter said I shouldn’t have reduced it. I said, I wanted to see the doctor. We went back to the doctor and when the doctor saw me, he tested me. My blood pressure had gone up sop high, my sugar had gone to 44 instead of 6½. The doctor was perplexed he tested my urine, the urine was brick red. He was saying, “Sorry, sorry!” He asked me to stop the steroids. (You have two minutes ma. Yes, sir) And by the special grace of God the doctor gave me some medicine. The doctor phoned me 3 times that night to check up whether I was in coma or not. But when I knew that the doctor had failed I cried to God.

This pamphlet in my hand, leaflet, was given to us for a seminar and the picture of our Daddy, Daddy Adeboye is there. So I went into my room, at 2.00 am. I aid God! In the mighty Name of Jesus! The Bible says where two or three are gathered together in Your Name, You will be there and grant them their request. Here I am alone in this room – but I am with my Daddy, Daddy Adeboye!” I said, I join my faith to his and that the Almighty God should heal me! By this time my mouth has turned to the left. I couldn’t talk well. I couldn’t eat well. I prayed that prayer and I told my doctor I was going home. He said I couldn’t go that he would observe me for one year! I refused, I said I was going home.

My daughter was crying, saying that people are sick in Nigeria and they are brought to London and now Mummy, you are sick in London and you are going home. I said, “Yes! I’m going to meet my God!” “Is there no God in London?” I said, “Yes, there is God in London but the Headquarters is in Nigeria!” When I entered into the plane I made a covenant with the Almighty God. I said, “Father, look at my mouth. This is the mouth I use to praise you and when I get home now people will be mocking me. They will be laughing at me but not at me, they will be laughing at you because you have made me in Your own image. By the time I get to Nigeria I want my mouth to be straight! “ I left London with crooked mouth but when we got to Murtala Mohammed I shouted “Alleluia!” I removed my shoes and I stood on the ground and I said, ”Father, remember Your covenant with me!” I’m now in Nigeria and I want my mouth to be straight! Those who are coming to meet me I don’t want them to see me with crooked mouth!”

By that time I’ve lost 4 kilos so when I got to Murtala Mohammed I prayed that prayer and I went to meet my child. My child was looking at me some how, she didn’t know what was happening but my mouth was no more crooked but I looked lean and that night when I prayed that prayer I wrote a letter to Daddy that he should intercede for me but unfortunately those people that I wrote on that day didn’t receive the letter until 5 months. So maybe Daddy didn’t even receive the letter but I thank God when I came back I went to the doctor here whom I was referred to and the doctor said he has nothing to give me, that my faith has healed me! Praise the Lord! (Thank you ma, time over! Let’s give the Lord a hand that’s a big testimony! Summarize it please. Yes sir!)

Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) Praise the living Jesus! My name is Mrs. Abimbola Fashida from Ondo State. I will like to speak in Yoruba. Praise the Lord! God bless you. .. She has given three testimonies together the first one was last year workers meeting she came here and the word of knowledge came out that a woman was around then who had had disagreement with her husband and she claimed it, And by the time she came back home there was reunion in the home. Secondly she came for this year’s Convention, the Almighty God healed her and her children and the recent one was what happened yesterday. She brought her sister here who had breast cancer and the Almighty God healed her Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! My name is Japhet Takwa resident in Lagos here but I come from Taraba State. I married my wife in 1991 and as we started living together we discovered that she could not take in and when we went to the doctor they started giving us reasons. We started going from one hospital to the other and 1995, there was a temptation that came to us. A sister in which we were friends went to her hometown, met her granny and she took in and she came back and said we should follow her to her granny,. We refused. Then the same year, 1995, somebody met us again and said the same thing. We refused it. Behold in 1997 my wife came here for the very first time. When she came here she came through invitation of a woman who was also trusting God for the fruit of the womb. And that year, it was during convention. When she came our GO called women who are trusting God for the fruit of the womb she came out with the rest of the women and just as he said today, some people will receive triplets and my wife believed it, she wrote it in her notes and a month after we received message from our home that there was a problem with our marriage; that there was a curse ancestral curse upon our marriage. Then we were praying with our parish pastors and they said we should pray concerning it and we prayed and broke the curse. Of course, January 1998, toward the end my wife took in and fellow brethren in the church were laughing saying perhaps she’’ carrying triplets we don’’ know! Behold, September 25th 1998 she gave birth to three baby boys! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) Praise the Lord!

That man is a very greedy man! – ah-ah! 3 boys! He couldn’t make it 3 boys and 1 girl! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Now before the final blessing and you are on your way, please remember to pray for Liberia, the enemy is trying to raise his ugly head again but the enemy will fail. (Amen!) Don’t stop praying for our President, his success is our success. Pray for all our Governors, pray for all our Obas, pray for all our rulers, if it is well with them, it will be well with us.

Now those of you who are trusting God for children this is what my Daddy said: “Go home and sew the dress.” If the neighbours look at you as if you are crazy. Tell them we will know who is crazy very soon!

And then you are going to do something now. You will do it standing. And I want you to do it very well – I just want you to laugh! …. Glory be to God! Alleluia! Thus says the Lord; from now on that is how you will laugh at your enemies. (Amen!)

Father, we just want to bless Your Name! What a wonderful night! What a faithful God you are! Thank You for putting laughter in our mouths! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! I commit all Your children into Your hands. as they go, go with them. (Amen!) Every evil on the way we cancel now in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let them reach home in peace. (Amen!) Let them find peace at home. From now on let them laugh at their enemies. (Amen!) By the time they return let them be full of testimonies. (Amen!) Let there be peace in Nigeria. (Amen!) Let there be peace in Liberia (Amen!) Let it be well with our President. (Amen!) Let it be well with all ministers. (Amen!) Let it be well with all our Governors. (Amen!) Let it be well with all Commissioners. (Amen!) Let it be well with all our Concillors. (Amen!) Let it be well with all our Obas. (Amen!) Let it be well with all our rulers. (Amen!) And Father, from tonight let our joy overflow (Amen!) Thank You Daddy Glory be to Your Holy Name! for we pray in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Tell your neighbour: “My blessing is greater than yours! If you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

God bless you let’s be seated. Let’s allow the ministers of God to go and then we can go home rejoicing. The Almighty God will go with you and I will see you on October 1st. Tell everybody you meet that it’s going to be a very special day for Nigeria and for you.

Praise the Lord! Alleluia!

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

THE RED SEA, BONDAGE AND FREEDOM

1st of October, 1999

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) If you love Nigeria shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) There is someone here tonight who will surely see next year. (Amen!) If you are the one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) I am sure there is someone here tonight who will see the Golden Age of Nigeria. (Amen!) A time is coming in Nigeria when there’ll be no more armed robbers. (Amen!) How many of you believe you will see that day? If you are going to see that day, shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) There is someone here tonight without any doubt who will never see his enemies again. (Amen!) Now if you are that one shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Let’s worship our God, the One who has made Nigeria a miracle. Let’s worship him…. Holy, holy, holy, holy is the Lord…. Let’s just go ahead and worship the Almighty God, let’s bless Him, let’s magnify His holy Name, He’s worthy to be praised, He’s worthy to be adored, let’s magnify His holy Name! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be adored! You are worthy to be magnified! We praise You! We praise You! You are worthy to be praised! You are worthy to be magnified! You are worthy to be adored! There is no one like You! Take all glory Father! Take all adoration! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Baba, baba, baba, baba, ese o baba, a wa dupe baba….

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, your miracles which have been delayed for years shall be given to you tonight! (Amen!)

The Lord is healing someone with backache right now. The Lord is healing someone of kidney problem right now. Thank You Father! Thank You Father! The Lord is correcting the sight of someone right now. Someone came here tonight nose bleeding that had been there for seven years. The Lord has stopped it now. There is none holy as the Lord, there is none beside Him, neither is there anyone like our God, there is none holy as the Lord……

The Lord is healing someone of hernia right now. The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, you’ve lost hope that you can ever become anything in Nigeria. The Lord said He will surprise you this month. (Amen!) Ese baba, awa dupe o, ese baba, awa ……

The Lord said there is someone here, your enemies are so close you could feel their breathing on your back. The Lord asked me to tell you, He is also breathing down their back (Amen!) Angels are singing, you are worthy O Lord….Go ahead, worship Him! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord!… Thank You Lord!

I want you to quietly get up and sit down. We don’t know the direction the Holy Spirit is leading now but the Lord says that He is going to give someone an anniversary present today. (Amen!) He said, if only we can just worship Him with complete abandon, He will show Himself mighty in our midst tonight. You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord!…

Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You Jesus! Now the Lord says, He’s going to heal 7000 people tonight. (Amen!) Now listen to me brethren….the healing wind of God is already blowing and this is what I want you to do: When He says He’s going to heal 7000 people He didn’t say, at the end of the service. He means, now. Thank You Father! Therefore as we continue to worship Him now you begin to check your bodies and when you check and you find that you are one that had been healed, then quietly come forward towards the altar. The world is going to see tonight that we are serving the living God. (Amen!) You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! You are worthy Lord! …Angels are singing “You are worthy, O Lord! You are worthy O Lord”…Magnify the Lord with me, Let us praise His Name together……Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Let’s go ahead, let’s keep on worshipping Him. You are high and lifted up there is no one like you, Alle, Alle, Alle. Alleluia….Jehovah, you are the most high, you are the most high God…..

The Lord says that the healing stream that has started here tonight will flow throughout Nigeria.

Father, we just want to bless you. What a wonderful way to start. We know that tonight will be wonderful. (Amen!) We know that from tonight onward it will be wonderful for Nigeria. (Amen!) Glory be to Your Holy Name! (Alleluia!) Now these your children that have received these unexpected miracles, let the miracles last forever. (Amen!) And we use them as a point of contact for the rest of those who are here who might still be sick. Before this night is out Father, heal everybody! (Amen!) Heal Nigeria (Amen!) And let your Name be glorified. The Lord said those of you who have been healed, just you alone, shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Now those who are sure that before they leave here tonight they too will have a testimony, let them shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) In Jesus mighty Name it shall be so. Congratulations… you can just dance back to your seats. Oluwa mi mo wa dupe, Oluwa mi mo wa dupe…..

Well what a wonderful way to start. I’m sure you know that tonight we have a special Holy Ghost Service for Nigeria. God decided to start us off healing some 7000 people. Glory be to God!.

Exodus 14 verses 13-18 and then 27-28. Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is someone in the congregation who is weeping. The Lord asked me to tell you, wipe off your tears, there’s no need any more to cry. (Amen!)

Ex 14:14-18 (KJV)

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

verse 27:

And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

One day the Almighty God looked into the family of a man who is an idol worshipper and picked a young man who was 75 years old. He said unto him, “Abraham!” He said, “Lord, I’m here!” I want you to get out of your father’s house, get out of your kindred and go to a land I will show you. Then I will bless you, I will make you great, I will make your name great. I will make you a blessing. Any one who blesses you I will bless. Anyone who curses you , I will curse. And through you the whole earth will be blessed. At that time Abraham was barren and the wife was 65 years old but he believed with God all things are possible. But then year after year nothing happened, the wife instead of getting pregnant, got older. So one day God said, “Abraham!” He said, “Yes, Lord?” “Can you count the stars in the sky?” “No Lord.” “So shall your children be.” Abraham laughed. “God, when you said that to me 25 years ago, I believed you. Now I’m almost a hundred., my wife is almost 90. Let’s stop this joke.” The Bible said he laughed so much that he fell on his face! God said, ”Abraham? You are laughing at me. I am the Almighty. There is nothing I cannot do. I would have killed you today but if I kill you my promise would not be fulfilled. What I will do is this: what I said I will do for you I will do. But these your children that you are going to have they will go into slavery and serve a strange nation for four hundred years. That will teach you to laugh at me!”

You know the rest of the story. Isaac came. Put of Isaac came Jacob. Out of Jacob came the twelve fathers. Joseph went to Egypt. Jacob and the sons followed him. They had some brief period of enjoyment and then another king arose that did not know Joseph and the 400 years of hardship began. But God said, they will serve a foreign nation for four hundred years but the day they finally left Egypt according to Exodus 12:41 they had served Egypt for 430 years. Now why extra 30? That’s one important point I want us to think about tonight..

Because even though the time God said they would be free had come they didn’t cry to God for freedom. They didn’t seek God the way they should seek Him. They were still able to tolerate the suffering. Nigeria had been independent since 1960. Maybe by then all our problems should have been over. But we are still .. the problem was still manageable until about 2 years ago. Then those who didn’t even know God began to cry to God. God said in Deuteronomy 4:29 He said you will find me if you seek me with all your heart. There is someone here today who will seek God with all his or her heart and you will see God. I’ve told you before, as long as you are not tired of suffering God is not going to do anything! If you can still tolerate the sickness; if you still don’t mind one injection here or there, if you don’t mind a little bit of pain, your prayer will not be the prayer of the desperate. And until you are tired of suffering – when you know that no,no, no, I can’t continue, then you will cry to God the way He should be cried to and that day He will answer.

After 30 extra years, Israel cried to God: “O God this is enough!” And God heard their cry. God will hear your cry tonight (Amen!) God will hear the cry of Nigeria tonight!. Bondage is bitter. If you don’t believe that ask the children of Israel when they were under Egypt. they wake up early, they sleep late. They work like nobody’s business. If they try to stretch their back the horsewhip will land. And they work this hard, there’s nothing to show for it. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 28:33 it says, it is a curse to work for others to eat. All of you who are working for others to eat, that curse will be broken in your life tonight. (Amen!) They were in bondage, so they were working like elephants and eating like rats.

But there are other forms of bondage. One could be rich and sick. That’s a terrible bondage too. Some people have no food to eat. Now some people have the food but they have no stomach to eat it in to. I’ve told you of a friend of mine – he’s dead now – when he died, at the time of his death. He had over 260 million dollars in Australia, that’s not to count that of Switzerland, America and Britain, no I’m talking of the farthest you can go! But he couldn’t eat chicken. His major food is milk, just drinking milk like a baby. I didn’t have a million kobo but I can break the bone of any chicken! So to be rich and sick is bondage.

These people in Egypt they were in bondage they didn’t even know what their future is going to be like. Two years ago none of us knew exactly what is in store for Nigeria except that God keeps telling us, “Don’t worry, tomorrow will be all right! Don’t worry, tomorrow will be all right!” Their children had no future! Until recently to tell the truth there doesn’t seem to be a future for our children. But now we can boldly say. ..I was young, now I am old, I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his children begging bread!

When we talk about Nigeria brethren – I’m talking to you as a Pastor, I’m not a politician. I will never be a politician because that’s not my calling. There are those who are called to be politicians. We will pray for them. God will anoint them and He will use them but I am called to be a Pastor and I know that the issue of Nigeria is not the issue of North versus South, it has nothing to do with Muslims versus Christians. No, no,no the problem of Nigeria is the devil versus God’s plan for Nigeria. Because God has a mighty plan for Nigeria. Somebody said it years ago….he said, if you look at the map of Africa, it is like a revolver and if you look where Nigeria is, that is where the trigger of the gun is.,. Nigeria is the trigger of Africa and when that trigger is pulled what is going to come out of that gun is a revival that is going to go round the whole world. Look at Africa very well – Nigeria is at the trigger. South Africa is where the gun is going to explode. So you know why the devil has faced these two nations for so long, trying to hold us under.

When our Universities are being closed down it is not the North or South alone. When armed robbers begin to evade they won’t know who is who. When you look at our streets and you see highly educated prostitutes you know where they come from. You see the devil is determined that the name of Nigeria will stink all over the world. But he’s wasting his time. I said it to some of my colleagues, some of my friends – those people who lift up my hands in the ministry. I said I can guarantee you one thing, while I am still alive, not when I am dead – a time is coming, you will land in a nation abroad, they will notice that you are a Nigerian, they will bow. (Amen!) That is going to happen before I die (Amen!) and the journey to that is what we call Lekki ’98 and you will see greater things to come.

Bondage is bitter! Brethren, many of us had been in bondage for a long time! But the time for freedom has come. Freedom is sweet but there is no freedom without prosperity.

In Exodus 12 verses 35 & 36 the Bible says when the children of Israel were about to leave Egypt, God gave them favour. Tell your neighbour God will give you favour! God gave them favour with the Egyptians, that they were able to take a lot of money away from Egyptians. All the work they had been doing for 430 years they were paid for it in one day! If you are poor, don’t let anybody deceive you, you are in bondage. That’s why I’ve told you again and again, this year, I refuse to be poor. I don’t know why God is constantly reminding me and He’s compelling me to speak on prosperity. I can only guess that He wants to prosper some people. (Amen!) There is nothing glorious in poverty. God made sure that when He took His children out, He took them out with plenty of money and I have a very strong suspicion that money is about to change hands (Amen!) That all those that got my Father’s money illegally, some how, somehow, somehow that money is going to change hands (Amen!) Are you going to get part of it? All right if you are going to get part of it shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

There is no freedom without health. that is why the Bible says in Psalm 105:37 it said when God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt there is no feeble one among them. Every sickness they had they left behind them in Egypt. That is why I am prophesying to you tonight, any sickness that you brought here you won’t take away in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

Now there is no freedom without joy. Any one who is in sorrow, you cannot say that one is free. I think the elders say that if there is no joy in the home, it doesn’t matter what is happening in the town it will be like bush! The Bible says in Psalm 105 verse 43, it says when God brought His children out of Egypt, He brought them out with joy and with gladness. When you go from here tonight it will be with joy and gladness in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!)

That tells us something straight away. That independence is not freedom. When Nigeria became independent that does not necessarily mean that we became free. Independence simply means ‘I will govern myself.’ And if you go through the scriptures you will see a lot of independent people who were full of problems.

The prodigal son for example. He said to his father, “I don’t want to be under your authority any more. Give me my own portion. I want to be independent.” You know the rest of the story. .You read it in Luke 15. He wanted to be independent. Very soon he was wearing rags. Very soon he was trying to eat the food that pigs were eating. And when you read Mark 5:1-4 You see the mad man of Gadar there – he was an independent man. The Bible says, nobody could bind him. You bind him with iron, he would tear it away. He was independent but he wasn’t free. And when you read 1 Samuel 16:1, 14 the Bible tells us about King Saul. He didn’t want to be under the authority of God. God would give an order and he would do hi s own and God finally said, “All right, all, right! You want independence? Go ahead.” But you see the moment you say you don’t want to be under God , you will have to be under something. The moment God withdrew from him, the Bible said, an evil spirit took over. When the Prodigal says, ’I don’t want to be under my father.’ he soon finds himself who was rearing pigs and would not even pay him for working. If you read Hosea 4:17, the Bible says, there’s a young man there called Ephraim, he didn’t want the control of God, so God said, ‘Ephraim has joined himself to idols, leave him alone. He wanted to be independent, let him be independent.’ But by Hosea 5:9 God said, ‘Ephraim shall be desolate.’

Brethren, true freedom is in Christ alone. If you think you are free and you are not under Jesus Christ you are deceiving yourself. The Bible says you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. And Jesus Christ said, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life so if you want to be free, you have to know me – the Truth. And the Bible says in John 8:36, it says, if the Son shall set you free you shall be free indeed. You suddenly discover that the moment you surrender to Jesus, not only will you be free, He will make sure that your freedom is complete because His freedom will include the prosperity that will make your freedom worthwhile. The Bible says, the blessings of the Lord, it maketh rich, without adding sorrows. The moment you surrender to Him, His stripes will be available for your healing. And according to Nehemiah 8:10, it said, the joy of the Lord is your strength. That’s why Jesus Christ said in Matthew 11:28-30, it said, Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest. If you want true freedom, you will find it in Christ alone.

Now it is important to note that no oppressor will let his victims go willingly. Nigeria needs to know that. And you as an individual, you need to know that . The elders have a saying: the palm kernel is not going to release its seed gently. When Moses went to Pharaoh and said: “Thus says the Lord – let my people go!” That they may serve me!” He said, “Who is the Lord? Why should I let Israel go?” In Daniel 3: 14 & 15 Nebuchadnezzar said, “And who is that God that will deliver you out of my hand?” But you see when God has killed the first born of Pharaoh and shown Nebuchadnezzar that there is somebody who is the King of Kings, it was then easy for the captives to be set free. There is only one language the devil understands and that is the language of violence. Thank God that we are where we are today. If we are going to retain our freedom we have to deal with the devil. Our enemies are not human beings. Oh, we know the devil had used some people but let’s fight the battle where it belongs. We are the ones with the power to heal this nation Oh no, no, no, I’m not saying that we are God. I’m saying that we know how to reach that God to get healings for our nations.

The Bible says, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. The problem of Nigeria cannot be solved with guns. If it can be solved with guns, it would have been solved long ago. The problem of Nigeria cannot be solved with protests. That’s not the solution. The solution is on our knees because God said, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways.” He said, “I will hear from heaven and I will heal their land.” I know for sure, a time is coming, when the whole of Nigeria will be like Redemption Camp. (Amen!) When you can go and walk about at night any time. You can keep your doors open if you want to. That time is coming very soon. (Amen!) But we need to work. We need to know that at the slightest opportunity the oppressor will want to bring back the victim into captivity. You need to note that one.

Because Pharaoh had just said to the children of Israel, “You can go.” They’ve gone for about three days, then he woke up one day and said, “Wait a minute! What have we done? We’ve let these people go? Why?” I’m sure many of you who are really intelligent you will know what I’m saying. So Pharaoh gathered his host together and said, “We must go and get them back! After all they are trekking. We have horses and chariots. Let’s go and get them!” The oppressor will not let the victim go willingly. When by one miracle or another the victim has escaped, the oppressor will want to go and bring back that victim into captivity. That’s why the Bible keeps saying, “Watch and pray.” Nigeria, watch and pray.

The beauty of it however is this: If the oppressor tries to bring you back into captivity, you can always cry to the One who delivered you initially. When Israel looked back and they saw the hosts of Israel coming, the Bible said, they were sore afraid and they cried to God. The Almighty God said in Psalm 50:15 He said, “Call on me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you.” The Bible says in Isaiah 59:19, it says, “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him.” Brethren, don’t let us stop praying. We are free now, we don’t want to lose our freedom. And if we don’t want to lose our freedom we must continue to watch and to pray.

Now when the children of Israel cried to God, they began to murmur against Moses.., “Moses, didn’t we tell you to leave us in Egypt.” Now they never said that, that’s a lie, they never said that, but whenever there is any little trouble the fellow people will complain against is the leader: “We told him: Eh, don’t you know him! He won’t listen to advice.” And they never gave any advice at all. If everything is going well…..”Oh! Glory be to God! “ If there’s any problem: “It’s our leader!” When it is good. God takes the credit. When it is bad, the leader gets the trouble! But it shouldn’t be so for us Christians. We should be wiser – Romans 13:1: It says that all the powers that be are ordained of God and John 3:27 it says no man can receive anything unless it be given to him from above. That’s why the Bible says we must constantly pray for those that are in authority. And that is why I want to use this opportunity to appeal to all Nigerians, you can play your politics whichever way you want. But I want to appeal – there are certain areas where we must all co-operate with our leaders.

Under no circumstance should we play politics with the minimum wage…at all. Because the Bible says if you do something that will make the common man hungry, the people will curse you. Proverbs 11:26. It said if you put food where the common man cannot reach it, the people will curse you. Minimum wage – there should be no politics in that. Let us make it as high as possible. We should not play politics with education because if we play politics with the education of our children we are asking for trouble tomorrow. The Bible says, if you correct your children, if you train your children, they will give you rest. Proverbs 29 verse 17 and also Proverbs 22:6 If we play politics with our education we are playing politics with our future. We should not play politics with health. I remember in Isaiah 38:18 God sent to Hezekiah, Hezekiah, put your house in order, you are going to die!” Hezekiah said, “O God, the grave cannot praise you. Death cannot celebrate you! If I die, the number of those praising you will be minus one!” That was a very good lawyer! Our elders have a saying: ‘Dead men cannot praise the king.’ We can’t play politics with health of the people. We can play politics with everything else. … Play politics with who become ambassadors; play politics with who will be ministers; who will not be, but food for the people? Education for the children? Health for the populace? If we want our tomorrow to be all right we should not play politics with those.

Now God said to Moses, after the people cried and Moses fell on his face, he said, “God! Help! What are we going to do? Three days ago we were rejoicing that we were free, now the enemy is coming to take us back into captivity…what are we going to do?” God said to Moses, “Why are you crying unto me? Tell the children of Israel to move forward.” I believe God is saying to Nigeria today “Nigeria, Move forward” (Amen!) How many of you are ready to move forward? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Now God didn’t stop there He said to Moses, “But you, raise up your hand across the sea and divide it. Then I will cause your enemy to pursue you and drown them.”

You see we don’t have all the time to dig all the digging deep that is in this story. And one of the things I don’t have time to look at in detail is simply this: whenever all your enemies are gathering together, if you are on the side of the Lord, you can be sure of one thing – God wants to give you total victory. So one of the prayers you should pray before this year runs out – because one of the prophecies at the beginning of this year is that the fate of certain people will be sealed this year – one of your prayers, either tonight, or some other time, is that ‘God wherever my enemies are, gather them together and deal with them once and for all so that when I enter the next millennium, I will enter completely free!’ Because when you read this story very well you will see that not a single one of the Egyptians escaped. So when you see your enemies gathering together, you shouldn’t be frightened , you should be rejoicing because God wants to do a complete work.

Another thing that I don’t have time to look at in detail is that when you see your enemy following you to church, you can know that God has already set a trap because, I mean, when Pharaoh followed Israel into the midst of the sea, he didn’t follow willingly. God said, ”I will harden his heart., so that he will follow, so that the water can swallow him up.” That’s why one of my advice for you for Festival ’99 , don’t invite your friends alone, your worst enemies, make sure they come. Tell them, you want to know the secret of my power, come, let me come and show you. If they say, I don’t have the money for transport.” “I will pay.” If he follows you, it’s either he will become a Christian before he goes back,, in which case he will become your brother, or else we shall see what we shall see.

But then let’s just quickly now, look at the rest of this story – very briefly. God said to Moses, tell the children of Israel to move forward.” That means the children of Israel have their role to play. If the sea is open and they refuse to go into it, there is nothing more God can do. And then He said to Moses, “You lift up your hand across the sea and open it.” Our leaders they have their own role to play. And when I’m talking of ‘our leaders’. I’m not talking of our leaders political alone. As a matter of fact, those who have the biggest role to play in the future of Nigeria are our spiritual leaders. Those with those anointed hands they must use those anointed hands to open the sea for us. If they don’t and they continue to use their mouth to try to pull down our political leaders and so on and so forth, God is going to call them into judgement. We all have our roles to play. God has His own role to play because the moment Moses lifted his hand across the sea , God caused the eastwind too begin to blow and it blew all night. And I’m sure you know the wind that was blowing that day was not an ordinary wind – it was the Holy Spirit. That’s why we have this Special Holy Ghost Night for Nigeria.

The wind is going to blow tonight. In fact it is already blowing. God has His role to play. He is the One who can do the impossible. I mean there was a time, nobody knew that Nigeria had any money. We were sitting on oil and we were going abroad to beg for money before we can prepare our budget. All of a sudden we discovered oil and like the Pastor who spoke before me said, for years we have been burning our gas. I’m sure the world must have been laughing at us but the devil didn’t want us to prosper. What could bring money! He said, “Burn it!” It is going to change because the Almighty God can do the impossible. He is the only one who can reduce our enemies to nothing. He’s the one who can make a way where there is no way because He is the way. He is the One who can bring water out of the rock. You know God can do it so that we can just discover one mineral at Redemption Camp so that we don’t need to take offering any more!

But then our leaders must lead by example. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be followers of me, as I am a follower of Christ. Leaders must lead by example…not only politically, I’m also talking spiritually. Somebody asked me: “How come the Pastors in the Redeemed Christian Church of God are so disciplined?” When I say ‘Sit down’ they sit down. “When I say, ’Stand up.’ they stand up. Go from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri ‘Yes, Sir.’ Because they know that by the time I ask them to fast for three days, I would have fasted seven. If we lead people by example they will follow. So the leaders must lead by example. They must remember that to lead is to serve. Jesus Christ said “I have come to minister to not to be ministered unto” Our leaders must maintain their link with God because without him we can do nothing.

And then we, the masses, must follow where our leaders are leading. Many a times when the leaders are leading in a particular direction that direction may involve sacrifices. Glory be to God! I was talking to my children some days ago. There are two ways you can do something – pay first enjoy later or enjoy first and pay later there is no way you can enjoy without paying so it’s either you pay first and enjoy later or enjoy first and pay later. You can face your book now, study very well and sit behind your car later. Or you can waste your youth and become gatekeeper for other young people who knew better when you are old. If our leaders say let us pay first and enjoy later let all of us say Amen!. And I hope all the youths are listening to me because there are many of you now who don’t even want to go to school anymore! You want to become traders, we want money quick, quick,quick. We want to begin by riding a Mercedes Benz. If you start your tree from the top you can only come down. The best way to climb is to climb from the bottom.

Let me close this first session with at least some beautiful news. You see, when the Lord told Moses, stretch your hand across the sea, open it up, and the wind began to blow, God said, ,”Ah, The night is falling, before the sea will be fully opened it’s going to be in the morning. In the meantime the enemy may come too close….” So He just became one mighty pillar of fire and He separated between the enemy and His own children. I want to assure you if you are on the side of the Lord, the enemy may come close, they will never reach you! (Amen!) . When the morning came and the sea had already been opened, the children of Israel had already gone a far distance and then the enemy began to pursue and they were pursuing them on horses and chariots and God began to remove the wheels of the chariots!

Number two. if you are on the side of the Lord, the enemy may pursue you they will never overtake you. (Amen!) And then when the children of Israel had concluded their journey across the Red Sea, and all the enemies were fully in, in the middle, God told Moses: ”Stretch your hand again. “ The hand that divided the sea was also the hand that closed the sea. The elders have a saying, the teeth that the dog uses in playing with his children is also what he uses to bite the thief. The protection power of God is also the same power that He uses to destroy enemies. If you are on the side of the Lord you are on the winning side there is no way you can lose that’s why I have so much peace. People have asked me again and again, particularly during the difficult days of Nigeria, ”How can you remain so calm?” I say because I know my Father has won the battle before we start fighting. The Bible says in Romans 8:31 : If God be for us who can be against us? In Romans 8:37 the Bible says we are more than conquerors In other words even before we go to battle we know we have won. In 1 John 4:4 It says, little children you have overcome them because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

Now I know more than quite a few others the plan of God for Nigeria. I know the plan of God for Nigeria is a fantastic plan. I know that a time is coming that when the 3rd weekend of December is around there will be no accommodation available in any hotel in Nigeria (Amen!) because people will be coming from all over the world to Nigeria because they will soon discover, they will know that God is a Nigerian. I said it… I know when I said it the first time it sounded impossible…I’m not saying we will reach there one day. Only God knows when exactly that will be but a day is coming when anybody dies anywhere in the world and he’s a young person, or somebody that the family loves so much, they are going to ask, “When is the next Holy Ghost Service in Nigeria?” And they will tell them: ”Only 3 months to go.” We won’t bury the fellow. We’ll take the fellow to Nigeria first (Amen!) They will bring them and the empty coffins will be left behind. (Amen!)

I know you will say that this man is a dreamer – he has come again. But there are some people who have been hearing my dreams and they are seeing my dreams come true because when we started the Holy Ghost Service the first attendance was less than 1000. I told them then, a day is coming when the Holy Ghost Service will be the talk of the town. They said Amen. Now, let me tell you now. Let me tell you ..I know: a time is coming and that one is not going to be so long to come when the first Friday of every month will be holiday in Nigeria. (Amen!) No, no, no,, it may not be officially declared…the thing is that you will just get to the office and you don’t see anybody. You won’t see the boss, you won’t see the servants. You will ask, “Where have they gone?” They will say, ”Are you here in Nigeria or are you from abroad?” How many have you believe that that’s going to happen soon. Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

What is God saying? God is saying that the future of Nigeria is wonderful but that we should not relax too soon. We are out of Egypt but we are not in Canaan land yet – we are to watch, we are to pray and that’s what we are going to do tonight but before we begin to do that if you are not yet in Christ you are on the losing side. Oh, He’s a wonderful God, probably that’s why He brought you here tonight so that He can show you His mercy. I was invited to Egypt some years ago to come and preach and I was asking my host Pastor. “How did you discuss the crossing of the Red Sea with the Egyptians?” He said, “Sir, whenever I get to that one I jump it!” Let me tell those of you who are not yet born again; that God that can smile can also frown. That God that can save can also kill. I am happy that I am on the right side of God. I am inviting you tonight to come and join the winning side. Stop resisting him. Come and surrender your life to Him.

Let me tell you one more thing – if you hear the call of God as I’m telling you tonight and something within you tells you :”sit down, don’t go, don’t you know who you are -Chief so-so-so, Doctor so-so-so, Professor so-so-so, Barrister so-so-so…. ” If you harden your heart, it can only mean one thing – God has decided to let you go your own way and any one God allows to go his own way is going to perdition. The Bible says, “Today if you will hear His voice harden not your heart.” You have only two minutes to get to the front. .If you want to surrender your life to Him, if you want to be on the winning side, come now, we will pray for you first before we begin to pray for Nigeria because your case is very, very serious .

So if you want to give your life to Jesus, come now, come quickly. The rest of us let’s stand, those of us who are already sure of our salvation. Thank God that you are saved. Thank God that you are on the winning side. Thank God that the enemy may come close but they will never reach you. Thank God that the enemy will pursue you but they will never overtake you. Thank God that you are more than a conqueror. If you are already born again open you r mouth and begin to thank God. Those of you who want to give your life to Jesus, come now, the Lord is waiting for you. Come very quickly now and as you come begin to call on the Almighty God and say, “Father, save my soul, have mercy on me, I want to surrender tonight, I don’t want to stay with the losing side. I want to be on the winning side.” Come , the Lord is calling you now, He want s to save your soul. He wants to be merciful to you. If you harden your heart, then it means only one thing, it means God has taken His hand off your case and that is a dangerous thing to happen. So come now. come to the Lord….Come and surrender your life to Him. Those of us who are already born again, let’s open our mouth now and thank Him, that song says, I’m rejoicing because my name has been written…….

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What happened in Lebanon would have been child’s play in Nigeria. But for the Almighty God we will not be here today. You know when two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers…. It is the Almighty God that did not allow elephants to fight over us. So I want you to stand on your feet and just thank God for Nigeria. Thank God for peace, for peace in our time. Let’s praise Him, let’s lift up our voices and say Father we thank You, we thank You for Nigeria, we thank You. We thank You for peace in our time. we thank You for keeping us one. You keep us one. Thank You for keeping us one.

Let us pray for the Government… all the ministers, all the Governors, all the Commissioners, all the Counsellors, all the Obas, all the Emirs, all our rulers. You see, there was a time when David, annoyed God and God decided to punish Israel. Several thousand people died in one day. Not a single one died in the palace. When our leaders make a mistake, we are the ones who pay for it. Let us call on God and say, “Please guide our leaders.” Open your mouth and pray! :Guide our President! Guide our ministers! Guide our Governors! Guide our Commissioners! Guide our Counsellors! Guide our Obas, our Emirs! Guide all of them! Don’t let them lead us astray. He said, but if we will humble ourselves, He promised that He will hear from heaven and He will heal our land. Brethren, like little children, let’s cry to God and say “Lord, heal our land!” Let’s cry to the Almighty : Heal our land! Heal our economy! Heal our educational system! Heal our security system! Heal our judiciary! Heal everything concerning Nigeria Lord! Heal our land!

Let God arise and His enemies be scattered, let God arise and His enemies be scattered….

Brethren, let’s call on the Almighty and say, Father, arise and scatter the enemies of Nigeria!” Arise O Lord! And scatter al the enemies of Nigeria! Arise O Lord and scatter all the enemies of Nigeria! Oh yes Lord arise!

Please I want you to pray with all your heart. Anything O Lord that will hinder the progress of Nigeria from now on – destroy it tonight! Let’s pray brethren…Anything , O Lord, that will hinder the progress of Nigeria from now on, destroy tonight, destroy tonight….

…for the great love which you have for Nigeria accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name. We commit our President into Your hands. Nobody can become President unless you say so. No one can receive except you give it to him from above. We commit our ministers into your hands. We believe you appointed them for this time. we commit our Governors into Your hands, all our Commissioners, all our Counsellors, all our Obas, all our Emirs, all our Chiefs, all our leaders whether in the material or in the spiritual. Father, guide them. (Amen!) Give them supernatural wisdom. (Amen!) Give them understanding. (Amen!) Let them lead us aright (Amen!) Father, put Your fear in them (Amen!) Let them constantly remember that You are the One who put them there and that you can take them away from there. (Amen!) Your word says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, if they fear you, they will be wise. Father, let them fear you. (Amen!) Our Father and Our God protect them from evil. (Amen!) Don’t let any evil come near them at all. (Amen!) And Lord, please heal our land. (Amen!) Heal our land. (Amen!) Today O Lord, arise (Amen!) and every enemy of Nigeria scatter them in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Anything that can turn us backward again, destroy tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Let it be well with Nigeria (Amen!) and let Your Name be glorified. Your purpose for Nigeria, let it be fulfilled. Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Glory be to God! Each time you study the story of the crossing of the Red Sea you discover that the story can be your story. There are some of the children by the Red Sea on that day who never knew what it was to be free. They were born into bondage, their father was born into bondage.; their grandfather was born into bondage, and there are many of us, the situation in which we find ourselves today is not something we caused ourselves…problems that have been there in the family for years.. hereditary diseases.. that this disease must be in you simply because you were born into this particular family. What of poverty? Then there are many brilliant brains who today will be professors who are labourers because there was nobody to pay the school fees. There are some of us today, certain forces that have been bothering the family are still bothering us. Some of us pray now, you must be ready for action, this is not the time to dose and I don’t need to beg you to pray now.. If you like be gentlemanly about it – don’t forget, the captor is not going to let the captive go willingly. So you are going to stand on your feet and you are going to decree in the mighty Name of Jesus’ “every other thing that is still holding me in bondage – disease, sickness, poverty, failure, curse upon the family, in the mighty Name of Jesus, leave me alone! I have suffered enough! In the mighty Name of Jesus, let go of me! Everything still holding mer in bondage, leave me alone! In the mighty Name of Jesus!”

I join my faith with all Your children, whatever may still be holding them in bondage –sickness, disease, poverty , failure, demons, I decree right now – let go in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) let go in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) let go in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! God bless you! Be seated!

These people were set free because they obeyed God. God said, if you put the blood of the lamb in your door post and death comes, it will pass you over. Everybody knows that that is a type of the blood of Jesus and that those who slept under such houses where the blood was put on the door posts you could say they are the same as people who are born again today. And then freedom came and they were on their journey to the Promised Land and all of a sudden enemies that they thought they had left behind started pursuing. “Some of us can relate to that story.

We were told, ‘the moment you are born again, your problems are over!’ but that had not been the experience of some of us. We gave our life to Jesus, we rejoiced, we danced, for some period of time there was peace, then all of a sudden the enemies we thought we had left behind began to rear their heads again. They started pursuing. Some of us have been running. Someone was talking to us, somewhere abroad and said… when her problem started, “Oh,” they said, “ The problem is in your family, it is in your compound.” So she ran away from the compound. The problem persisted. “Oh, it is in your father’s house.” So she married when she wasn’t even ready to marry. She got married when she wasn’t even ready, thinking that ,”Well, I’ve left my father’s family, I’m now in a new family.” It was like going from frying pan to fire. “Oh, you know the witches and wizards are in Nigeria. . If you get to the white man’s country., the cold there will not allow the witches to follow you!” So she got to the place, I won’t mention the name. found that the problem persisted. She said, “Pastor, I am tired of running, because I don’t know where else to run to.” Tonight there are some of us, certain forces that we thought we had left behind are still pursuing us and as I said, if you like, pray gently. If you like pray the only way that you should pray so that the devil will hear and know you mean business. You will say, “All the enemies, known and unknown that are pursuing me, according to the word of God, I will never see you again!” Now stand on your feet and let’s pray brethren! Every enemy, known and unknown, that are pursuing me, from today, I will never see you again, I will never see you again…..in the mighty Name of Jesus, every enemy, unknown and unknown, pursuing me – enough is enough, I will never see you again in the mighty Name of Jesus!

Father, You are the One who said, we should call upon You in the day of trouble. You said you would hear and you would deliver. I join my faith, with the faith of all your children and I say, “Lord, every enemy pursuing us, known and unknown, trying to take us back into captivity, trying to take us back into sin, every agent of the devil, every demonic influence, we decree O Lord, that in the mighty Name of Jesus we shall see them no more! (Amen!) Father, we are tired of running, where shall we run to? We are already in You. We have surrendered to you. All the enemies pursuing us, in the mighty Name of Jesus we shall see them no more! (Amen!) So shall it be! In Jesus mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!) Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) God bless you! You may be seated!

When you look at this story, you find that the children of Israel found themselves in a situation where they cannot go forward, they cannot go backward. The Red Sea is there, Pharaoh’s army behind. They don’t know how to swim and if you k know how to swim, swimming the sea is not an easy thing. So there is no possibility of going back at all because death, bondage, sorrow, is waiting behind. Like some of us, we can’t go back to babalawo, that’s already too late. I don’t know of you but I know of myself. I mean how will it look if you see a Pastor saying “e ku le sir!” God forbid! I mean it is just impossible for some of us to go back. There’s nothing back there to go to and yet in front there’s a Red Sea. I thank God that on that day the sea parted. I don’t know what is your own Red Sea. I don’t know that which is standing between you and your Promised Land; I don’t know what is standing between you and the fulfillment of the promises of God for your life. Maybe you know it, maybe you don’t know it but tonight we are going to cry to God! We are going to say Red Sea part – I want to move forward! Let’s stand on our feet! Let’s cry unto the Lord!

Red Sea, whatever you are, whatever may be your name, part tonight !because I want to move forward!, I want to move forward!, I want to move forward!, I want to move forward! I want to move forward! I want to move forward! Oh, yes Lord. Red Sea you must part! We want to move forward, oh, yes, we want to enter into the Promised Land, we want to reach the Promises of God for our lives, we want to reach the level that the Almighty God planned for us to reach from the foundations of the world. !We want to reach our goals! So Red Sea, you must get out of the way! You must part! Part! The children of God are coming through! Red Sea you must part tonight! We want to move forward! We want to move forward tonight! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) Father, there are many of Your children here, mighty promises had come from You for them, prophecies that they knew, that they knew are meant for them and You are not a liar Lord. Once You speak it is done, so there must be something standing between us and the fulfillment of those promises. Whatever may be our Red Sea, in the mighty Name of Jesus, part tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) We want to move forward, (Amen!) we want to make progress, (Amen!) we want to reach our goals, (Amen!) Every Red Sea part tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Part tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Part tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) God bless you! You may be seated!

The Red Sea opened, the children of Israel passed through on dry land. The enemies could have turned back and then go and regroup and replan and think of another way to manouevre round the Red Sea and attack again. But that day God did a complete job. He first of all made the enemies mad. Because otherwise when they saw the sea open they should have said, “ Eh-eh let us retreat.” But God said, “no, no, ah-ah go in now, go in!”

You see when you read the story of Daniel, you see the danger of leaving one of your enemies alive – when you see the various ways the enemy had plotted in the past to destroy Daniel. The King had a dream, forgot the dream, as a result of that he wanted to cut off the head of Daniel and all other wise men. God intervened. The King installed an idol. He said, “if you don’t bow down to my idol I throw you into the fiery furnace.” They located Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego, some how they didn’t find Daniel and then they finally said, “We know how to catch him now. He won’t take bribe. He won’t fornicate. He will not do anything like that. Let us ask Him not to pray.” Anything that will stop your mouth from praying, God will deal with it today! (Amen!) And then concluded the job once and for all after He brought Daniel out of the lion’s den. He asked the King to send for all those people who said, “Throw him in.” And he said when they are coming they must come with their wives and their children because if you spare the children of your enemies, when he grows he’s going to ask what death killed his father. The Bible says, God drowned the Egyptian army because His mercy endureth forever. His mercy endureth forever that is why He wiped out all the enemies of His children. So you are going to pray one prayer tonight….at least you cannot be more merciful than God! The Bible says His mercy is beyond the heavens. So you are going to pray a prayer tonight it will sound violent but it is a necessary prayer. Anyone who one day in future might bring me back into poverty, into sickness, into disease, into sorrow, into captivity, himself, his wife, his children, tonight, the Red Sea must swallow them! Let’s stand on our feet and pray!

Anyone, who in future, might use me, take me back into captivity, into sorrow into sickness, into disease, into poverty, himself, his wife, his children, every one of them wipe them out O Lord because Your mercy endureth forever O Lord! Anything, anything, anyone, any agent of the devil that may be used in the future to bring me back into captivity, Father let the Red Sea swallow tonight! Anyone of them O Lord! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) My Father and my God I know that You are wiser than men, definitely you are more merciful than men so you know what You were doing on that day when You wiped out a whole army just to save Your people. Therefore tonight, concerning all these Your children here and all those who are precious to them, all those who may want to take them back into bondage., every one of them – drown them tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) My Father and my God, the victory of tonight let it be total in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) let it be absolute in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) let it be complete in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Let’s be seated.

One or two points more quickly, before we round up. When the Red Sea closed, it is God’s way of saying to the children of Israel – “bye bye to jati-jati “ Oh, somewhere along the line the children of Israel still look back and they say, ‘Oh, we remember those days when we were in Egypt and we were eating fish and onions and what else, garlic..” They’ve forgotten the strokes of the cane of the taskmaster. they forgot rising early, sleeping late, working like an elephant and eating like an ant. There are some of us, “Oh, we remember those days, you’re brighter by far on a star… Oh, we remember those days, during Christmas, we used to conquer one girl after another. Oh, we remember those days, when we used to travel from London to Singapore just to go and drink wine..” They forgot the nightmares. They forgot when they will be having what they call their special celebration and somebody will be breaking their head with a bottle. They forgot when they had to tell one lie today to cover the lie of yesterday, another one tomorrow to cover the two of them. They forgot the time they want to leave the office to go home and they are afraid because they don’t know what the wife had discovered. They forgot lack of peace, they forgot they had no rest then. Brethren we need to pray a prayer tonight – every link that may still be linking me to the world, anything that can ever cause me to back slide; anything that could cause me to say ‘Once upon a time I used to be a Christian.’ Father destroy tonight! Let’s stand on our feet and pray brethren!

Anything that can still pull me back into the world, anything that can cause me to say, ‘Oh, I used to be a Christian, I used to be one of them, I used to sing with them, I used to shout with them…’, O Lord, anything that could cause me to backslide, my Father and my God destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Destroy tonight! Anything in my life that the enemy may use as a joker card to pull me backward, Father, anything that could cause me to backslide, destroy tonight Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You my Father, Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, victory is no victory if it is lost. That is why we are begging tonight. Anything that could cause us to backslide, anything that could cause us to say, ‘We used to be a Christian..’, whatever it is Lord, destroy it tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Anything that the devil can use as a joker card saying, ”Oh, go on, go on, I know where to get him, whatever it is Lord , destroy tonight in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Let’s be seated. Only two more. Two only.

When the children of Israel were leaving Israel, the Bible said they spoilt the Egyptians, they took a lot of their money, prosperity came and believe me honestly for many of you here tonight, prosperity comet (Amen!) celebration cometh (Amen!) And there are many people who by now who must have discovered, that when you are extremely poor your enemies are few. If you have a second-hand bicycle, one trouser, one shirt, you wash it at night so that you can wear it in the morning, you don’t need a night guard, what is he going to protect? But when prosperity comes and ‘S’ class, ‘E’ class begin to fill your compound. You move from ‘face me, I face you’ to your own mansion (Amen!) Those people you used to borrow money from they won’t like you any more but they won’t show it. “Ah, you’ve got another car, congratulations.” But inside they are wishing either that you will have an accident or that something happens, you have a disease you have to sell all the cars before you can be healed… Just as the children of Israel were entering into prosperity before they could settle down and begin to enjoy, that’s when the enemy pursued. and then Moses said one thing and I’m going to say the same thing to you tonight, and you are going to pray about it yourself, he said, “The Lord will fight for you.” (Amen!) So you are going to pray tonight, Lord of Hosts, I’m not talking of tonight alone…..for the rest of my life, fight for me! “ Let’s stand on out feet, let’s call on the Almighty God!

Lord of Hosts, not only tonight, not only tonight, for the rest of my life, fight for me, fight for me! Let me see Your salvation! Fight for me, fight for me, fight for me, fight for me, fight for me, for the rest of my life!, You the defender of the defenseless, oh fight for me Lord!…..Glory be to Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, You are the defense of the defenseless. Even if we have bodyguards, how many of them are we going to have and how many of them will stand when they see death? But then even the bodyguards can only fight enemies that we can see. They can’t fight those enemies that come through locked doors but Father You never sleep, (Amen!) You never slumber (Amen!) You can never die again (Amen!) Fight for us in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Not only today Father but for the rest of our lives Father, fight for us in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!). As we begin to prosper, as we begin to celebrate, like You said to David, You prepared a table before me in the presence of mine enemies….Father do the same for us in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Every one of Your children here and all those who are precious to them, from today my Father and my God fight for us (Amen!) fight for us! (Amen!) be our defense (Amen!) be our protection (Amen!) Oh, my Father and my God, day and night, fight for us (Amen!) Thank You my Father Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) God bless you! You may be seated!

Only one more. How many of you believe that God has answered your prayers anyway?. How many of you believed that definitely something had happened tonight? Now let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

When you pursue this story a little further…. I have jumped over several things but let’s just take one more point. When Israel looked back, they looked at the Red Sea bubbling with dead bodies, soldiers who some hours ago, were ready to capture and to kill, horses dead, floating, chariots overturned, the Bible says, Moses and all the children of Israel began to praise God. Let me read a bit of it to you….Exodus 15 ..let me read verses 1 and 3 and then 9 –11:

Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

And then from verse 9:

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters. Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) They sang, they praised Him, they told Him: “Who is like unto thee O Lord? Who is like unto thee O Lord…. They sang… .O se o baba, o se o baba… don’t worry you will have time to sing. But for how long did they praise Him ? Psalm 106 recorded the story for us. Let me read a bit of it to you. Psalm 106. Let ‘s just read from verse 7-15:

Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red Sea. Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

They sang, they praised Him but after some days they forgot. You are going to pray one more prayer tonight. God don’t let me ever forget Your goodness. Let’s stand up and pray that prayer.

Father, don’t let me ever forget Your goodness! My Lord and my Saviour don’t let me ever forget Your goodness! My Lord and my Saviour don’t let me ever forget Your goodness! Let me be grateful for the rest of my life! Let me be grateful for the rest of my life! Don’t let me ever forget Your goodness! Don’t let me ever forget Your mercies! Don’t let me ever forget Your great works! Don’t let me ever forget Your goodness and Your mercy and all that You’ve done in my life! Don’t let me ever forget! Thank You my Saviour! Don’t let me ever forget Your goodness, You mercy, Your greatness, Your great works! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, I stand before You as Your representative to these people. Many of us in the past had forgotten Your goodness and Your mercies. When we say, Let us thank God!” We say, “What has He done?” We forgot all that You had done in the past. We forgot that You wake us up every morning; that any one You don’t wake up will not wake up. We forgot that it is not everybody who leaves home in the morning who will come back in the evening. We forget that not everybody who had a mouth can speak. O Lord, I beg on behalf of Your children today, every act of ungratefulness on our part, every act of ingratitude my Lord and my God, forgive in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Today Lord, we enter into a covenant with You for the rest of our lives we will praise You (Amen!) we will praise You (Amen!) we will praise You (Amen!) We will not forget Your good works! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Now let somebody shout a real big Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

All right now we are going to praise Him. We may be seated for a while but even as we are seated we will really sing. I’m sure you notice that this is the first time during Holy Ghost Service that it will rain. This is the first time ever and I am sure it is saying something. What do you think it is saying …if you believe that shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) The ushers will help us. We want to thank God tonight. .We will thank Him with our song, we will dance even as we are seated and we will give God a thanksgiving offering the kind that we have never given before. And we will let God know that from tonight we will always thank Him.. If you agree with me say ‘Amen!’ All right, over to you band and then ushers please come round and take our thanksgiving offering. Everybody testify You are good….

The Lord asked me to tell you that the rain is not only talking about showers of blessing, He said, for you the heavens had opened…(Amen!) I want you to shake hands with two or three people and say, “Thank God I came!” “Thank God I came!” In the Name of Jesus, Alleluia , Amen, I will reach my goal, Alleluia, Amen….Amen!.

I think tonight is a night for the sisters (Amen!) Why? A third baby girl has been born and the mother is coming to the Holy Ghost Service for the first time! But I believe it is also a night for the boys, after all we are going to marry the girls. Let the boys shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Father, thank You we are very grateful, accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name! (Amen!) Bless this offering O Lord (Amen!) Sanctify it and use it for Your glory and Lord for the rest of our life let us be able to thank You (Amen!) Thank You Father for we pray in Jesus’ mighty Name (Amen!) Amen! Let somebody shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Praise the Lord! Praise the living Jesus! My name is sister Aletu I am here to give this testimony because I want to put the devil to shame. My husband is an Alhaji and I am a Christian and I have been trying to change him but no way. He has been sick for the past one year, since September last year but because God want to use him… I used to come here and say , Father , I don’t want my husband to die, heal him and let him believe that Jesus is the only way, He is the only person that can heal, He’s the only person who can save but he refused. , Instead he said, maybe he thinks that as I am going to this church he wants to do something…he said that Holy Ghost Night that you are going, you will not go. I prayed a violent prayer. I said, “My Father, if You are the one that I am serving truly, I want to go to this Holy Ghost Night, I leave everything to You. You can do whatever You like but I want to go to this Holy Ghost Night.” To God be the glory, on Monday my husband fell sick…not that I want him to sick oh….He fell sick and the sickness was so serious that I said, “God why now, why this again? It had been on since but I don’t want him to sick because as he is now this is his picture. If you see him now he is one quarter of this now. Now I said, in Ezekiel 37 that I should talk to prophesy to the bone. I said, “Lord, save my husband, give him flesh!” But on Wednesday he was rushed to the hospital in a state of coma. I started praying, I said, “God I don’t want this man to die! Let him believe that You are the only Person who can save, You are the only Person who can heal!” So when I got here on Thursday, I took the mantle they gave us,….I say, “Open your hand!” I command him and I command God. If it is a sin God will forgive me. He opened his hand and I put that mantle in his hand and I said ,” My Father and my God! Baba God! I am commanding You, this man must not die You must allow him to know You. You are the only Person that can heal Him!” To God be the glory when I got there yesterday, I was so happy! I said, “Eh!” He didn’t know that it’s because of God; that God wants to use him, that’s why he’s still living oh! But I want God to touch him to bring him back to Jesus. Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

Praise ye the Lord! I give this testimony to the glory of God.. My name is Michael Oluwasemoyin. Sometimes in December last year I dreamt that we were asked to come for blood test. As I stretched out my left hand for the doctor to take the blood, instead of looking for my vein he just stuck the needle at my wrist. Then in that dream I was annoyed with him, I said, “Are you qualified at all?” And I took my hand from him and I woke up. The following morning the wrist started paining me. I applied all sorts of things I could apply – medication. It would not go. I told my Pastor, he prayed. It would not go. I went to the Area, they prayed it would not go.. Then doctor friend said I should try this and try that, they gave me all sorts of medication, it refused to go. Then some times in March I came here, I came to the altar here, I prostrated, I said I would give testimony if the hand would heal, it would not go. Then tonight, on Friday night as our Father in the Lord said the Lord is healing 7000 people, I claimed it. And when he was still kneeling down, I knelt down with him and to God be the glory, after everything has finished and we were asked to go for recess, I just shook my hand, it has gone! So Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

Praise the Lord! I want to testify to the glory of the Lord. My name is Olutayo Temitope. 2 years ago I discovered that here is a lump in my breast. I couldn’t tell my mum because my mummy will be crying so since then I will be praying. I said, ”God, I don’t want this thing to install to cancer. “ So when the GO said that God is here to heal us tonight that we should be praising the Lord and worshipping then I started praising the Lord and worshipping the Lord……

Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

CATEGORIES & SECRETS OF EXCELLENCE

5th of November, 1999

Holy Spirit move me now, make my life whole again, Spirit move over me….. Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Spirit! Thank You Spirit of the living God! Holy Spirit You are welcome! You are welcome! You are welcome Holy Spirit! You are welcome! You are welcome! You are welcome! You are welcome Holy Spirit! Welcome into our midst Holy Spirit! Holy Spirit You are welcome into this place tonight! Oh! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Father! Holy Spirit move me now, make my life whole again, Spirit move over me, Spirit move over me…..

Let’s pray in tongues for a while, let’s just pray in tongues for a while……Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Yes Lord! Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Let’s just go on our knees before the Almighty God. Just keep on praising Him don’t stop, don’t stop! He’s here, just keep on, keep on worshipping Him. He’s here already! Oh yes thank You Father! We praise You Lord, we adore You, we magnify Your Holy Name! Oh yes Thank You Jesus! Glory be to God! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! You are wonderful! You are glorious! You are mighty! You are the Ancient of Days! You are the I AM THAT I AM! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Yes, Lord, yes, just move, move O Lord! Move, move, move! Move in Your own supernatural way! Do what You alone can do! Take all the glory tonight Father and let none of the glory go to anyone! Just take all the glory Father! T ake all the glory Lord! Have Your way Lord! Just do it Your own way! And glorify Your Name thereby! Be glorified forever O Lord! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Amen! Thank You Father! Thank You! Thank You! Just take all the glory Lord! Take all the glory Lord! We bless Your Name O Lord! And we confess You that You are the Lord! ….

Father we want to bless Your Name tonight. We know that You are going to surprise us. Whether the devil likes it or not You are going to surprise us. (Amen!) We know this is a night we will never forget. This is a night when You will take all the glory. (Amen!) Oh yes, Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name! Blessed be Your Holy Name!

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, all the hands that have been covering your glory shall be removed. (Amen!)

The Lord says there’s someone here tonight, as long as I am the Lord that brought water out of the rock, I will bring victory for you tonight! (Amen!)

The Lord said there’s someone here tonight, the reason you have not been able to praise me is because you have never seen me in action before. The Lord says, I will show you who I am tonight. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! Thank You Father! We bless Your Name O Lord! And we confess You that You are the Lord…I bless Your Name O Lord and I confess You that You are my Lord….

Father, we worship You, we adore You, we thank You for who You are. You are the King of Kings, You are the Lord of Lords, the Lord of Hosts, You are the I AM THAT I AM, You have never lost a battle, Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Amen!) Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Tonight Father, surprise us (Amen!) Surprise the devil. (Amen!) Glorify Your Name (Amen!) And at the end of everything let us be able to praise you again. Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

If the hands covering your glory will be removed tonight, shout “Alleluia!” (Alleluia!) There is somebody here that will see the New Year. (Amen!) Now if you are the one shout ‘Alleluia!’

There’s something we used to do years ago. Tonight God said we should do it again. Amen! Now whenever we are doing it we normally look to the right and to the left, to look at the people around us. The reason will be clear very soon. What we used to do then is we laugh at the devil! ……Glory be to God! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) Now the reason you look to the right and to the left is that when we are laughing at the devil, anyone who is not laughing is the devil. Now go ahead laugh at the devil! ……Glory be to God!

God bless you! You may be seated!

The devil is in trouble tonight. (Amen!) I don’t know exactly what God wants to do tonight and I don’t know how He wants to do it but one thing I am sure of is this, by the time we are going in the morning, we will be laughing. (Amen!) At least someone will be laughing. Who is that fellow? Let me hear you shout Alleluia! (Alleluia!) All right, so….Amen!

Amen! That’s all right, that’s okay….

Now, I want to start teaching but the spirit of God says I should teach you a song. It’s a very simple song – Jesus, na You go reign x 2, forever and ever, for ever and ever, Jesus na You go reign… Can you sing that one? Jesus, na You go reign x 2, for ever and ever, for ever and ever, Jesus na You go reign ….. One more time! … Jesus, na You go reign x 2, for ever and ever, for ever and ever, Jesus na You go reign! All right, you got the first verse. The second verse is equally interesting: Satan na you go suffer x 2, all gra-gra wey you dey do o, Satan na you go suffer… Satan na you go suffer x 2, all gra-gra wey you dey do o, Satan na you go suffer One more time! All right so you got the two. Jesus, na You go reign x 2, for ever and ever, for ever and ever, Jesus na You go reign . Satan na you go suffer x 2, all gira-gira wey you dey do o, Satan na you go suffer ….. Now you can add salt and pepper along the line Satan na you go finish x 2, all gra-gra wey you dey do o, Satan na you go perish! …. Amen! Do you know it very well now? All right, so, let’s put some action to it……… let’s do it the way I do it in my bathroom! …. Alleluia! God bless you! You may be seated!

Alleluia! Thank You Daddy! God said, even as you have said in my ears, so shall I do (Amen!) Jesus shall reign for ever and ever (Amen!) Satan shall suffer. (Amen!) Satan shall perish. (Amen!) And Jesus shall reign for ever and ever. (Amen!)

Acts of the Apostles chapter 3 verse 1 to 2:

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

We started looking at this story some months ago as we began to look at another segment of the Holy Spirit in the life of Peter but then some Special Holy Ghost Services came and took us away from the story up to now – Special Holy Ghost Service for youths, Special Holy Ghost Service for financial breakthrough, Special Holy Ghost Service for the Convention, Special Holy Ghost Service for the barren, Special Holy Ghost Service for Nigeria and now back to Special Holy Ghost Service for me! Because when we started looking at this story the first thing we noticed is that the Bible said, “A certain man” – his name was not given, so that man could be me and it could be you. And they went on to say that the man was lame from his mother’s womb. And we saw that this man carried his problem from the womb. And we looked at that one and we learnt that there are categories of problems.

That there are problems you cause yourself. Then there are problems somebody caused you and then there are problems you inherit. Then there are problems that started before you were born and there are some problems that were waiting for you to be born. And then there are some problems that start only after you have grown, either you are married or something. And then we say there are problems in the place of work, there are problems in the marital home. And then there are problems of long history and then we said there are even problems after salvation. But as we looked at all these categories of problems we found that there is somebody who can solve any problem. Whether it was a problem you caused yourself, or somebody cursed you, or you inherited it or it started before you were born, or was waiting for you to be born, or started only after you have grown, or problem in your place of work, or problem in your marital home or problem of a long history, or even a problem after salvation. Jesus is the solution to all of them.

Then we went on to see that because this man is lame, there were certain things that followed immediately…that the man was tied down by invisible bands. He was bound but nobody can see what was binding him, but we also discovered that there is someone who can break every yoke, whether physical or spiritual and that person is Jesus. We also said this man was grounded so he couldn’t make progress. But we said that God is the promoter of those that cannot be promoted.

We said that this man could see with his eyes but there is very little he could do with the rest of his body. That this man because he was lame, his vision was limited, wherever they put him, as far as his eyes could see from that spot but since he could not move his vision is limited.

But then we said, his problems are much more than that – he cannot run from danger. He is like a city without walls. But then we said there is a wall for the wall-less, that those who belong to the Almighty God, He said, “I will be a wall of fire, round about them.”

We also said because he was lame, he could not chase a thief who robs him and therefore a lot of things that could be stolen from him he will not be able to get back on his own. But then we said there is someone who will restore anything that had been stolen from you. (Amen!)

But we said the worst problem that his man had was that he couldn’t dance, he couldn’t praise God the way he wanted to praise God. He loved praising God, he wanted to dance for God but he couldn’t and that’s why we said any reproach in your life, anything that is not allowing you to praise God the way you want to, God will remove. (Amen!)

Then we also said, because the man was carried, it means he was a burden and we said there are categories of burdens.

One there is what we call the burden of joy and we gave examples then and I remember some time ago I saw a woman who was carrying a baby behind and a baby in front and she was singing as she goes… She’s carrying two burdens but it was burdens of joy. And all of you who are trusting God for children, you are coming back with burdens of joy! (Amen!) And we also gave the example of Jehoshaphat who took three days to carry money from the enemy into his treasury. And I am looking forward to that day when some of you will also have that kind of burdens of joy! (Amen!) When you will carry your money and you are sweating because the bags are heavy. (Amen!) And they won’t be coins, they will be fifty naira notes and hundred dollars bills! (Amen!) And pounds sterling too in Jesus’ Name (Amen!)

But then we said there are burdens of sorrow, that this particular fellow was one of such a burden. He was a burden of sorrow to those who were carrying him. And we gave the example of Naaman. Naaman had a burden but his burden was a burden of sorrow. But then we said there is someone who is called the burden-bearer, his name, one of the Names of Jesus Christ is Burden-Bearer.

And then we said there is a third category of burden, a burden that is a mixture of sorrow and joy. And we gave the example of the Prophet’s widow who had two sons but had a lot of debt. The children are a joy, but the debt is a sorrow. How to feed them was a burden and if I remember very well, I told you the story of a friend of mine. The first delivery of the wife was two sets of girls, second one, two girls, third one two girls. And they wanted boys, desperately! So they tried once more and the wife gave birth to triplets. When the husband heard, he ran away because he was a poor teacher. It was a mixture of sorrow and joy. Whatever may be your burden tonight, the Burden-Bearer will carry the burden for you! (Amen!)

That’s how far we went at that time. Now we want to continue from there today. Now they said that they carried this man daily to ask alms. This man was not just a burden. He was a daily burden and he was a burden to five people.

Number one he was a burden to his family. You better tell your neighbour, “Listen carefully, maybe God is talking to you tonight.” He was a burden to his family from the day he was born he had to be carried. According to Psalm 127:3-5 children are supposed to be a blessing to the family but this one was a burden to the family. And if you have been a burden to your family, from today, you will no longer be a burden.

Number two, he was a burden to his friends. According to Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, the Bible said, two are supposed to be better than one. This man was supposed to be a plus to his friend but instead he was a minus. I’ve told you the story of a man before, who borrowed so much money from his friends that whenever the friend see him coming they run! They don’t want him to pay what he owes, only that he shouldn’t borrow more. If there is anyone here that your friends are running from because of how much you owe or because of the problems that you have caused, in the mighty name of Jesus the tide will turn for you tonight. (Amen!)

This man, number three, was a burden to those who gave him alms because the money those people worked for they wanted to use for something. After all Proverbs 10:15 said the rich man’s wealth is his strong city but this man is a drain on the city of the strong man.

Number four; he was a burden to those who did not give him alms because when they saw him and they didn’t give him alms, their conscience troubled them. I am sure some of you know some people like that in your family. They refuse to work and so you refuse to give them food because it is written, “He who will not work, should not eat.” But then when you are eating and you are seeing him, how do you feel? He was a burden to those who did not give him alms.

But number five, he was a burden to himself because, let us face the truth. Anyone who is healthy….. When I mean healthy, I mean someone who is not demon-possessed will not like to be a beggar. If you don’t believe me ask Bartemaeus. When Jesus said, Bartemaeus, what do you want?” What did he say he wanted? I want to see, I don’t want to be a beggar any more!” Anyone who is spiritually whole will not want to be fed. He will want to be somebody who is feeding others.

I remember a situation some time ago. One of my cousins came to me in the office. I was tired and I was just sitting down, I said, “Ah, thank God! I’ve finished all my assignment today.” Then the door opened and my cousin came in. He is a student about to return to college. Normally when he is going like that he will come to say “Bye Bye” and we all know the meaning of that “Bye Bye” Now when I saw him coming, I said, “Oh God, it’s you!” Now, “Oh God, it’s you!” that I was saying is “I have to get up now and get money!” It’s not the money that is the problem, it’s the getting up. But as soon as I said, “Oh God, it’s you!” he started crying. He said, “Daddy, eh, one day I will repay! Don’t be fed up with me yet.” I had to get up and hug him! I said, “Son, it’s not the money! It’s just that I am tired!” Is anybody here today who will never want to beg again? In the mighty name of Jesus you will never beg again! (Amen!)

So this man was carried daily to beg alms and deep within him he was crying to God, “God when will I cease to be a burden.” For those who have that kind of cry, today, my Father will answer you tonight! (Amen!) Now…

Thank You Father! The Lord asked me to tell you that it is written that he sent his word and healed them and delivered them from all their destructions, that one of the ways He’s going to help you tonight is by His word. So please pay attention, I believe God is speaking to someone here tonight.

Now so, this man they carried him daily to the gate to ask alms. These people were helping him every day to solve two problems. He couldn’t get to his place of work, if you can call that one work. So they helped him to get to his place of work. Number two; he couldn’t earn his own daily living so they put him where at least some tender-hearted people would give him something to eat.

But that was not the real thing this man wanted – all he wanted is to be healed! And there are certain problems that only God can solve. No matter how your husband loves you; no matter how much your father loves you; in fact, no matter how much your pastor loves you; believe me honestly, no matter how much the General Overseer loves you, there are certain problems only God can solve. That’s why tonight, please, concentrate your attention on that God. Tell that God from today, I will no longer be a burden! Say it loud and clear!

In Genesis 30:1-2 Rachel said to her husband. Give me a child or I die!” And the husband said, “Am I God?” Am I God? Am I the one who sealed your womb? Am I the Giver of children?” Brethren, there are certain problems no husband can solve. Thank God there is a God who is greater than any husband. When you read 2 Kings 5:1-14, In the story of Naaman we found a general in the army, his king loved him but he had an incurable disease. The King wanted to help him. When he heard that oh healing can be got in Israel, he sent a letter to the King of Israel, but that letter to the King of Israel cannot cure leprosy. Your president may love you. Your Governor may be your best friend but there are problems only God can solve. Thank God, that God who can solve all problems is here tonight.

When you read Luke 7:11 -16 about the widow of Nain that was mentioned earlier on in the sermon, we found that the neighbors surrounded this woman and they were sympathizing with her, weeping, crying with her, but they couldn’t raise her son. But thank God, the One who is called Jesus, the Burden-Bearer, met her on the way and changed her sorrow to joy! The beauty of that story is that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, and today, and forever! If he could solve the problem of the widow of Nain yesterday, He will solve my problem today.

Now, the problem here is that man is limited. They are limited in the help that they can render but God is not limited. Man is limited by his lifespan. According to James 4:13-15, he said what is the life of a man, it is like a vapour. You can say, next year, I will do this, I will do that, how do you know? You may not even be alive by tomorrow! But according to Psalm 90:1-2 Our God said in His word, from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. Man is limited by the amount of wealth he has and even the Bible says, in Proverbs 23 verse 5, the wealth of the man that is relying upon to help you can grow wings and fly away. But Psalm 24:1 made it clear that the wealth of the Almighty God is without limits – the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.

We find that man is limited by his very nature. The Bible says God is not a man that he should lie. That means man, by nature, is a liar. He could say, “I will help you.” when what he is actually saying is – “get away from here!” I am sure some of have experienced that before, I have experienced that one before. I had a relation who said, “Oh, anytime you need money, just come, I will give you…” I’m talking of those days when one shilling was a lot of money. And as soon as I arrived, “Oh, you’ve come for that money that I promised you. Then he will call one of his children and give him one pound. He will show me the one pound so I will be happy. He will tell that one now go and change the money and bring me the change. I didn’t know that he had told the child “the moment I told you that, go and never come back!” I will wait and wait and he will say, “I don’t know what has happened to that one. Maybe he has lost the money…… I think you have to come another time.”

But the Bible says let all men be liars but our God will remain true. He said God is not man that He should lie, He is not the son of man that He should repent. He said, can He say something and will He not do it? That same God has said that tonight will be special in your life. (Amen!) In fact Psalm 33:8 & 9 let the whole earth fear before the Lord because once He speaks it is done. There’s no question of come tomorrow. Once He has spoken, He has spoken.

Now not only is God unlimited by His abilities and powers, the Bible said in Psalm 62:11, it said, all power belongs to God. It said, God has spoken once, twice have I heard it that power belongs to God. From time to time I’ve heard people say, when people want to assure you that some thing is going to happen that if power belongs to God then this and this will happen. And each time I hear that one I always relax because I know power belongs to God. And in Jeremiah 32:17 the Bible says I am the God of all flesh, is there anything too hard for me? I know with my God nothing shall be impossible.

Now, not only is he so powerful, because I’ve seen Him in action now so many times that I know that there is no limit to His power. Then the Bible says in Matthew 8:1-3 not only is He able, He is willing. Then they brought this lame man and they placed him at the Gate. The first time I studied that passage I was puzzled by that fact and it challenged me tremendously and I am praying that it will challenge you tremendously tonight too. They brought him and they put him by the gate. ‘Why didn’t they take him inside? They tried. These people tried. For forty years, every day they were carrying this man and they were putting him at the gate – forty years! But they refused to take him in! Tonight in the mighty name of Jesus you are going to enter in!

These people tried, but they didn’t do enough and I want to challenge you too, that it is not enough to educate your children. Make sure you bring them to Christ. It is not enough to send chop money to your Father and Mother every month, make sure you bring them to Christ. Show them the way, bring them inside, don’t put them at the gate. That’s part of it. The one that shook me most, that personally touched me or rather the challenge that I received from that little bit of the Scripture, the challenge which I’m throwing back to you now is that you yourself must refuse to stop at the gate, you must enter in fully. And I’m going to explain that one to you tonight. In Revelation 3:15-16

Thank You Father! Daddy says, as many as are willing to enter tonight, I will open the door to them. (Amen!) If you want to enter into health, you want to enter into joy, you want to enter into prosperity, you want to enter into power my Daddy says He will open the door for you tonight. (Amen!)

Now in Revelation 3:15-16 God said if you want to be cold, be cold. If you want to be hot be hot. He said he doesn’t like anyone who is lukewarm. This fellow didn’t stay at home and he didn’t enter the temple he was at the gate. There are many of us like that. We come to Holy Ghost Service and in another one hour we’ll be sleeping. Some came to the Holy Ghost Service; they got here before you and they are here only to sell food! That’s all they come to do! If you think I’m joking go to the market now, they are full, they are there! It doesn’t matter what the guards may tell them they say, “What’s your business, I am here to sell!” When they hear shouts of joy, they say, what’s happening there? Miracles? Ehhh! Thank You Jesus! And they keep on turning amala. I pray today that all of you who are lukewarm, you become hot in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) The elders have a saying, How can you be beside the fire and yet continue to produce maggot? That will never happen to you from now on in Jesus’ Name (Amen!)

This fellow stopped at he gate, that’s where they dropped him. I’ve been telling my children of recent – we use the language of the devil without knowing it: “Ahh! Let us give our Pastor a warm welcome.” God doesn’t like anything warm, it’s either cold or hot. Some of you, they have to beg you before you will say a hot amen! They have to beg some of you before your ‘alleluia’ will be hot. As far as God is concerned if you were not going to shout “Alleluia” don’t shout it at all, just keep your mouth shut! If you want to shout it, shout it so that Heaven will hear! Let me hear somebody shout “Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

And Revelation 22:15 says outside are the dogs. When I read that story I said, O God! They treated this man as a dog for forty years! Matthew 7:6 says, dogs don’t get holy things. You don’t throw holy things to dogs. In other words there are certain miracles that dogs will never get! Jesus said to the woman who came twice, “I cannot give the bread of children to dogs! In John 14:3 Jesus said, where I am, my own will be there. In Revelations 3:21 Jesus Christ said those who overcome will sit with me on my throne. He said in John 10:10 He said that I have come that ye might have life and have it more abundantly.

The day I read that passage I made up my mind anything that needed to be done in the church I am going to play my part so hard that everybody will not that this man is not outside, he is in, he is in. There are many of us in the church, we are just there to watch to warm the benches. Somebody else will clean the bench before we come. We never think that we could get that involved. And if they don’t clean it very well, then you grumble. The moment I read this story – long ago when I was a young Christian, I made up my mind, I’m not staying outside. If I don’t want to belong then I won’t belong but if I am going to belong I will belong so much that people will know that somebody has come. And if you don’t believe me, ask from those who know me, they will tell you. They will tell you that within a year of my joining the church, everybody knew, somebody had joined. I’m not saying that I became a preacher but anytime they say there is a work to be done I will be the first to be there.

I remember a day very well, we were filling, pushing lagoon away from the little land that the church had at Ebute-Metta and we were doing it by carrying sawdust from the sawmill there and carrying it into the lagoon. And I got a big basket, and remember at that time I was a lecturer at the University of Lagos. And so there was a go-slow and then one of my students, one of my former students, was driving his car, he saw somebody coming out through the church, he thought there must be a way out so he followed. When he came into the church, he saw me carrying my big basket of sawdust, he said, “Haaa! Oga!” I said, “Which oga?” I’m oga in the University of Lagos, before Jesus Christ I am nothing!”

Don’t stay outside! If you remain outside, if you remain lukewarm you are in the same category as a dog. I am not the one who said so; it’s the Bible. He said where I am my own should be there and He said, don’t just take half-hearted steps. Go all the way. In Psalm 23:5 David said thou anointed my head with oil, my cup did what? Runneth over! When you are asking God for something keep asking until the cup runs over! In John 15:11 it said ask till your joy be full!

The Almighty God expects you not to be by the gate but to be right inside. I’ve told you before. It is not good to be average. If you want to be on the left side, be completely on the left side, let them know you there! I told you I love the late Fela. It’s a pity that somehow I couldn’t get him before he died. I love that man because he made a mark on his own side! He married … how many wives? 27 wives… I like that man. I prefer that one to somebody who has one wife at home and two outside – that’s rubbish. If you want to marry, marry 27 that’s great! The elder says if you want to eat a toad, eat that one with plenty of eggs. Let everybody know that you are a toad-eater and if you want to be on the side of the Lord, you want to be married to one wife, marry that one wife and keep your eyes away from the others! If you want to live holy, live holy; let the whole world know that this man is for God! Do I hear you say ‘Amen!’ to that? (Amen!)

I have always said it, if you want to go to hell, then make sure you enjoy this world very well. Make money by any means, kidnap somebody, turn him to a charm, make money, marry as many wives as possible, build as many houses as possible, so that when you get to hell, Satan will say you tried! But if you are going to heaven, then make up your mind you are going. So what is the use of carrying the Bible every time when you are not going to heaven anyway? I mean, the Bible made it clear – every sin is sin, whether you steal one naira or you steal one billion, you are a thief – is that not so? Don’t stay by the gate – go in! Psalm 92:12-14.

Thank You Daddy! God said He’s already surprising somebody here tonight. (Amen!) I know that one I thank God for it.

Psalm 92:12-14 I’ve told us before there are five categories of wealth. There are those who are poor and God said, the poor will always remain in the world, only that I will not be one of them. Next to them are the comfortable. The book-me-down and at the end of the month. They pay and then they begin to book down again. I am not going to be in that category anymore. (Amen!) Next to them are the rich. These are the people who have savings account, that is after they have eaten there is always something little left over which they put in savings account. These are the most terrible of all because they are not poor and they are not where they should be. Almost everything they have, they have to manage, they just manage. And then next to those people are the wealthy – these people who are wealthy, banks owe them. They are not bad, maybe a step on the door, they are not fully in. Then those on the extreme right are the people the Bible calls, the flourishing. These are the people that God said, will lend to nations. That is where I am going to be! How many people who are here who will flourish? Now let me hear you say a hot ‘Amen!’ (Amen!) Don’t be satisfied with a second-hand car. Are you going to be a tenant for the rest of your life? The day your landlord says, “I don’t want you to call the Name of Jesus in my house,” you will find yourself outside.

I said, God does not want you to be just great because there are categories of greatness. There are those who are nothing. There are those who are something, whenever they want to go to any special occasion they go and borrow the dress. Then there are those who are great, they don’t borrow their own, they have it. But then there are those who are very great. And then there are those who are exceedingly great. That’s what I want to be, I want to be exceedingly great. If you are going to be exceedingly great shout a great Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

Ohh! There are some of us who are good Christians, baptized in the Holy Spirit, tongue-talking – once in a while they heal somebody with headache. That’s not where God wants you to stay. No, no, no, that’s not where God wants you to stay. In 1 Cor. 12:31 the Bible says covet earnestly, the best gifts. Covet – that’s the only place in the Bible where God says, covetousness is okay. He said, when it comes to the gifts of the Holy Spirit covet it earnestly. When I read that passage, I said, thank you Lord. I’ve told some of you before. When I read that passage, I said, “God can we talk?” Because one of the things I also said when I became a Christian and I read this passage, I’m challenging you with tonight, is that once I see something in the Bible we will settle it. It was the day I read that if you ask anything in my name, that’s the day I told God, Heal me and I will serve you. If I had known that He will take note of everything, I would have said, Heal me and I will praise You.” He healed me and some years later He came round and said, “Well, how about the second part of the bargain?”

Covet earnestly the best gifts.’ I said, “Lord, let us talk.” Elisha got a double portion of the spirit of Elijah. Nobody got it from him. So I say I want a double portion of the power of Elisha, added to a double portion of the power of Peter, added to a double portion of the power of Paul, added to the double portion of the power that was on Jesus when He was on earth – add everything together and double it again. I remember that day God said, “Son you are asking for trouble. I said, “It will be a good trouble!” I don’t know the kind of Christian you want to be but I am asking you in the Name of Jesus to change your mind tonight. I want every one of you to become a giant for Jesus Christ (Amen!)

The Bible talks about David’s mighty men. David had some men that were mighty. Each one of them was a mighty man – on his own! One of them was fighting, he fought so much that the sword stuck to his hand! The sword clung to his hand – he couldn’t get the sword to go. That’s what I want you to be. I want the world to know that God had raised up some people in Nigeria each one of who is mighty! At a stage in the life of David, they told him, “sit down at home, we will fight the battles!” I don’t want weak children. I want everyone who is connected with me in anyway to be able to raise the dead! (Amen!) How many of you want to be mighty? Let me hear you say a mighty ‘Amen!’ (Amen!)

Acts of the Apostles 5:12-16, we are coming to that in the future. Acts 5:12-16 said that the shadow of Peter was healing the sick and I study the Bible very well. That’s one of the reasons why I am discussing Peter with you now. Peter was an ordinary man like you and I. He didn’t go to the University, he didn’t even go to the Secondary School, in fact in one of his letters he confessed, ‘I don’t even understand the writing of Paul.’ He said his grammar is too much for me. And yet the shadow of this ordinary fisherman was healing the sick. And he had only one thing, he had the Holy Spirit and there is only one Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit is available to you and to me today. Our shadows will heal the sick in Jesus’ Name (Amen!)

The Bible says in Hebrews 10:19-23 – it said we are not just to come into the temple, it said we can now enter into the Holy of Holies. He said we can enter into the Holy of Holies. It said we can be where God is seated, go right into His presence. I have discovered one thing about God. He doesn’t get angry of you move too close to Him. You can’t get too close to Him. As far as He’s concerned: “Come, come, come, come…”

I mean, I’ve told you before… when my last child was very young…. flat on my face, at times completely naked because there no AC in that prayer room at that time and heat is not going to drive me away from the presence of God, but my son, he doesn’t care! What does he know about you are in the presence of God? He doesn’t even knock the door. He just opens the door. Daddy, I want sweet!” Now do I take cane and begin to beat him? No, I’m not crazy. And in the same manner… many of you don’t know the reason why I call Him ‘Daddy’ … because He’s my Daddy, because I’m a baby in His hands! The problem with some of you is that you have grown, you have grown too much, you are big men, big women now, you can’t go in like a child now before the Almighty God! I go into His presence, You are my Daddy and this is what I want. You give me first, if you want to correct me, you can correct me later but I want this thing now.” The Bible says we can enter into the Holiest. I know somebody’s going to enter into the Holiest tonight. (Amen!)

Before you go and pray, because He’s asking me to stop now, so I will stop for a while. There are some of you who are at the gate. You have heard about salvation all these years – “Give your life to Jesus!” “Ehh, I’m coming! I’m coming! Ehh, I’m coming! I mean, you know me, whatever I’m doing, I do it with all my heart. That’s why, this being born-again something Once. I’m born again, I won’t be able to lie again, I won’t be able to cheat again, I won’t be able to have girlfriends again, I won’t be able to have boyfriends again! Don’t worry, I’m coming!” The Bible says outside are the dogs. If you are here tonight and you are not yet born again, leave the gate and come in! Come to the Lord now, now! Come and surrender your life to Him now! I’m not begging you, if you want to stay out there, stay out! If you want to remain a burden for the rest of your life, if you are okay, stay out! But if you want to come into Jesus Christ and say you are tired of being lukewarm, you want to become hot for Him, come and give your life to Him now!

The rest of us let’s stand on our feet and call on the Almighty God and say, “Father, I want to be the best I can be! I want to be the richest, I want to be the best, I want to be the greatest, I want to be the most powerful Christian on earth! Father, I’m coming in tonight! I’m coming to the Holy of Holies tonight! Take control! My Father And my God, I am coming in tonight!” Open your mouth and pray and cry unto the Lord! Don’t cry, don’t pray as if you don’t know what you are talking about! If you want to be the best, open your mouth and pray! If you want the best that God can give you, open your mouth and pray! Call on the Almighty God and say, “Tonight O Lord, I refuse to be average any longer! I refuse to be average any longer! I want to be the best I can be! I want to be the strongest I can be! I want to be the most powerful I can be! Everything that you can give me Lord, I want it tonight!” If you want to give your life to Jesus hurry up now! Come and call on Him and say “Lord, I am tired of staying outside, I want to come in now! I want to come in now I want to surrender my life to you now! And I will live for you, I will live my life for you!” Come now the Lord is calling you!

Open your mouth and call on the Almighty God and say “Father, from now on, I want the best, the best that You can give! I want to be the best that I can be! I want to be the best kind of Christian the world had ever known! I don’t want to be an ordinary Christian any more! I want you to help me O Lord! I want you to help me tonight! That power of the Holy Spirit that was in Peter that caused his shadow to heal, I want that power tonight! I want that power tonight. That power that was in Paul, that caused his handkerchief to cast out demons, I want that power tonight!” Those of you who want to give your life to Jesus hurry up from all over the place now, come on up, the Lord is calling you…. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!)

Before I finish praying, if there is anybody right there in the congregation, who is not yet born again and is sitting down there, let me warn you! The gates of mercy may close on you tonight. If you are not yet born again and you are still there in the crowd, before I finish praying, come out and come out quickly! Don’t say I did not warn you. This is a different kind of night completely. It’s God who brought you here. The people who invited you here, they brought you to the gate. God is inviting you to come in. Now it is up to you to decide that you want to come in or you want to stray out. And if the Gates of Mercy are closed, then they are closed, so I am going to ask you, if you are still out there and you are not born-again, you better hurry up now!

I just want to thank You for Your Word. I just want to thank You for Your word. The Word that You sent to us tonight. Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) I thank You that there is power in the word to save because Your Word is the Truth and You said, we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free. Thank You that we have heard the truth tonight! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! (Alleluia!) Please accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) You said in Your Word that no man can come unto me except my Father draws him, thank You for drawing these people tonight and thank You that they have not refused Your drawing. Father, accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Now You promised Lord, that whosoever will come unto You, You will in no wise cast out, these people have come to You now, receive them in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) forgive them in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) save their souls in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Your Blood that cleanses from all sins, let it wash away all their sins in Jesus’ Name (Amen!). write their names in the Book of Life and let them be Yours forever in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Father, even as Your Word has saved them, let the same Word heal them in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Let the Word deliver them from their destruction in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) And from today, let them become very strong Christians in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Thank You Father! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! Thank You Father! Amen!

Now while we are waiting for our brothers and sisters who have given their lives to Jesus, you are going to pray a prayer or two. You can pray it quietly, you can pray it sitting down if you like, but before we begin to pray, remember those of you who have testimonies see the Pastors behind the altar and they will listen to your testimony. Remember, any miracle God had done for you that you had testified about, the devil cannot steal such a miracle but the testimony you keep to yourself, can still be stolen away by the enemy. That’s why you must give your testimony so that a seal will be put on your miracles.

I want you to examine your life and examine the areas in which you are still a burden – whether you are a burden to your family or a burden to your town, you might even be a burden to your Pastor! You might be one of those people the Pastor will see coming and he wants to run. Talk to God tonight and say, “Oh, Burden-Bearer! Carry my burden tonight! I don’t want to be a burden any more! I don’t want to be a burden any more!”

At that Name every knee should bow. Let me hear somebody shout that Name! (Jesus!) If you are not ashamed of that Name let me hear you shout the Name of Jesus! (Jesus!) Who is the King of Kings? (Jesus!) Who is the Lord of Lords/ (Jesus!) who is the great I AM! (Jesus!) Who is the great Saviour? (Jesus!) Who is the Great Physician? (Jesus!) Who is the Redeemer? (Jesus!) Who destroyed Satan? (Jesus!) Who is the Lover of your soul? (Jesus!) Who is the One who is coming again? (Jesus!) Let me hear you shout the Name! (Jesus!) Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Lord! Father, we thank You for that Name that is above every other Name. That Name at which every knee must bow. Thank You because You have given us that Name for salvation, for healings, for deliverance, for answers to prayers, for victory, for joy! Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! Father, let that Name be sufficient for us today. Thank You for everything Lord. In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

God bless you! You may be seated! For few minutes more … then we are going to pray one or two violent prayers and then we will see what God will do.

We were looking at Acts 3:1 & 2 and we were studying the story of the man that they carried daily and put at the gate to beg for alms. And I said to you before I left, I said, “I challenge you not to stay at the gate, that we must go all the way in.” But when you look at the story of this man you discover that he would have loved to go all the way in himself, but he couldn’t because something was tying him down. I know that he wanted to go all the way in because the moment his yokes were destroyed he went straight into the temple. Those who brought him could have taken him in but they did not. We have concluded that it takes God to take you all the way in. Now what is the difference between those who are in-in and those who are one leg in, one leg out? In other words, what is the secret of excellence? What do we notice about some people in the Bible who went all the way in, who became excellent?

I will just mention a few of them because of our time. And we will take a man called Moses, when we mention the name of Moses, it rang a bell and it’s been ringing bells for thousands of years Here is one man who is respected in 3 major religions – in Judaism, they recognize Moses; the Muslims call him Annobi Musa and of course we know him as Moses. This man has been dead for thousands of years but his name is still ringing bells. I want to be greater than Moses. What about you? Open your mouth and say it loud and clear because God is listening and because the Bible says you can be greater than him. The Bible says, of all men born of a woman, there is no one greater than John the Baptist, in the Old Testament, but those of us, the smallest of us, who are born-again, it said we are greater than even the John Baptist.

What is the secret of the excellence of Moses? Exodus 3:11 & 12. When God told him to go and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt. He said, “Who am I, that I will bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” God said, “I will be with you.” God is going to be with somebody here tonight. (Amen!)

What is the secret of the excellence of Joshua? How come that while Joshua was alive, nobody was able to withstand him. Any direction he wanted to go, he just kept going? His secret. Joshua 1:5 God said, “As I was with Moses, so shall I be with you.” In fact by the time you get to Joshua 6:27 the Bible says, Joshua became very famous because God was with him.

What is the secret of the excellence of Samuel? 1 Samuel 3:19-20 The Bible said, the child Samuel grew until he became known all over the nation because God was with him.

What is the secret of the excellence of David? How come he was able to knock out Goliath and vanquish him? In 1 Samuel 17:37 King Saul, “Go and the Lord be with you.” So David himself said in Psalm 18:35-36 He said, God you have held me by the right hand and your gentleness had made me great.

What is the secret of the excellence of Daniel? The Bible says in Daniel 6:1-3 He said, an excellent spirit was found in him and that spirit is none other than the Spirit of the living God.

So what is the secret of excellence? It is simply divine partnership. That lame man wanted to come in. No human being was willing to help him all the way. But the Lord himself intervened and the two of them became partners. And some people are going to enter into partnership with God tonight. (Amen!) And nothing will be able to hold them down ever after; whether it is curses in the family, or covenants with the devil, or sickness or disease, or demons or whatever, from tonight as they enter into partnership with the Almighty God nothing will be able to stop them again. (Amen!)

In Philippians 4:13 the Bible says, I can do all things – how many things? – all things through Christ who strengthens me. I have discovered, that the moment you enter into partnership with God, anything people called impossible will become a joy for you to attempt. They told me that no Pentecostal church will ever be registered in Israel. They said that if there is any Pentecostal church in Israel at all, it is hiding underground, it is not officially known. I said, “Good, I like that. The Redeemed Christian Church of God will be registered.” They told me it can’t happen. I said, “Wait and see.” Today, not only are we officially registered in Israel, we have eleven churches there already. Whenever they say, “Impossible!” Just call on your Senior Partner. From today, if you will say, “Lord, I want to go all the way with You.” You will look at a jungle and say I want a city here and a city will be there. You will see a big river and you will say I want a bridge here and a bridge will be there! You will tell the Almighty God I want 4 million people to gather, 5 million will come! You will tell the Almighty God I want to become the greatest and you will become the greatest. How many of you want to be the greatest? Let me hear you say, ‘Amen’ (Amen!)

I was talking to my Senior Pastors some days ago and I told them a game that myself and my children used to play. I will say something and I told them, the only answer they must give me is, “Why not?” Are you ready for that play? Whatever statement I make just say… what are you to say? (Why not?) You can be the richest. (Why not?) You can be number one. (Why not?) You can raise the dead. (Why not?) You can be a world evangelist. (Why not?) You can be the best Christian in the whole world. (Why not?) You can reign with Jesus Christ (Why not?) Give the Lord a big hand if you believe that! And the truth of the matter is. Why not? Why can’t I be the best? The number one, does he have two heads? Is his father an angel? Is the mother a cherub? If somebody can be number one, I can be number one. If there is something called the best, I can be the best. If you are going to be the best, let me hear your best ‘Amen’ so far. (Amen!)

Now, very soon we will be praying but there is something you need to know about those who excel. On the surface, in the physical, they are always gentle people, gentle as a dove, humble, just going as if butter cannot melt in their mouth but in the spiritual realm, they are violent people. You need to note that one. You see, I don’t know if you have read Matthew 11:12 before. The Bible says, from the days of John the Baptist, the Kingdom of God, not the Kingdom of man, not political government, but the Kingdom of God! The spiritual Kingdom suffereth violence and the violent have taken it – how? – by force. So when you look at those who are going to excel you will notice that when they praise God they do it violently! People don’t beg them to shout ‘Alleluia!’ and they are not ashamed to praise God anywhere.

One preacher came here some time ago and he said, I’ve never seen Pastor Adeboye without his tambourine. I travel abroad with it. When the customs officer opens, that’s the first thing they will see. Are you a musician? No sir, I’m a Pastor. So what is this one for? It’s for praising my God. Ohh, these people never grow too big to praise my God. They are like David, they dance until their belly will come out of their flowing gowns. They praise God violently. I remember in one of the meetings of the PFN, we were praising God. And I was gone. My eyes were closed and I was enjoying my father and a Bishop came in, apparently he was stretching his hand to shake me. He’s here, I was there, after some time he left me alone, he saw, this one he must be crazy! How many of you are going to praise God violently tonight? Let me hear one ‘Alleluia!’ to start with. (Alleluia!)

Secondly, they give violently. You see they know the law of harvest. They know that they are going to become the richest and they know that the law of harvest says, the more you give, the more you will get. So you find somebody like Solomon sacrificing one thousand offerings in one day. I’ve told you the story of a man before. When we went to one convention and we were more than 17,000 there and it came out when they wanted to take an offering that he said, ‘I beg all of you, give as much as you can today because the total you give is what myself and my wife will give.” And we all said, We are in trouble today. You and your wife” And that day, all of us we gave 3.5 million dollars. I was sure that when they announce it he’s going to say, “Ha ahh! I was just joking!” He said, “is that all you can do?” I said, “Daddy, this man knows a secret! I’m going to find out his secret and I discovered, five years before, he started a business with 500 dollars. I told God it is an insult for me to give you 10% when I keep 90%! I will give you 90% and I will keep 10%. Five years later, five hundred dollars had become fifty million dollars!

They praise God violently, they give violently and they pray violently. You see some of us pray as if, if God answers, if He doesn’t answer, well, all right. Some of us pray and say, “Well God ahhh, just heal me.” But some of us say God, I don’t want You to heal me alone, I want my shadow to heal!” They pray the kind of prayer that will shake the house. Acts 4:31 told us how the apostles prayed and the house where they were shook. I don’t have time to tell you stories but I can tell you that that same thing had happened to me not once, not twice. You see the reason, they pray violent prayers is because they expect their Senior Partner, the Almighty God, to do the impossible. Joshua looked up at the sun. He said, “Ah, I’m about to win a victory and sun you want to set.” He said, “Sun! Stand there! Moon! Stay where you are! Until I finish what I am doing!”. And the Almighty God said,” That’s my boy!” Some of us pray prayers as if we are beggars. We are children of the King of Kings! I don’t know about you, but my Father is the King of Kings; my Father is the Lord of Lords. Because I know He can do anything that’s why I ask Him for the impossible. I like Elisha very much. You know how many years we spent discussing Elisha. When his father, Elijah asked him to ask for something. He asked for something that Elijah himself said, “Mmmh – mmhh, you this boy! You have asked for a hard thing!” All those who are going to excel always ask for hard things. And that is why tonight, we are going to ask for some hard things. I’m talking of those of us who want to excel.

Our first prayer is going to be based on something that happened in the life of Moses. In Exodus 14 the Bible said, in verse 16, when the children of Israel were by the Red Sea, God said to Moses, “Why are you crying unto me? Are you not the leader of the people? Didn’t I tell you I’d be with you? Tell the children of Israel to move forward! ” “But Daddy. Red Sea in front…”God said, “But you, lift up your hand!” “Lift up my hand? Is that all?” God said, “Lift up your hand.” And he stretched his hand towards the Red Sea. The Bible said, as soon as Moses lifted his hand towards the Red Sea, God took over. The Senior Partner took over! And He caused the east wind to blow all night. Moses lifted his hand and then went to sleep and then God worked all night. I’m sure you know God does not sleep nor slumber. By the following morning there was an expressway in the Red Sea. You are going to pray a prayer now. The first thing I want you to do is, shout ‘Alleluia!” (Alleluia!)

And then you are going to stand on your feet and stretch your hand and say, “Father, I am stretching my hand now, every Red Sea before me, let them part now!” Open your mouth now and begin to pray!

Open your mouth and call on the Almighty God! Say, “Father! I lift my hand now… oh yes! Every Red Sea, every thing blocking my way, let them part right now! Oh yes Lord! Lift my hand today, every hindering force in my way, let them art now, right now, in the mighty Name of Jesus! Every form of Red Sea blocking my way, let them part now! Every Red Sea, whatever may be the name, let it part now! Let it part now! Let it part now! Let the east wind blow oh tonight! Let the east wind blow, all night! Let me be able to pass through on dry ground! Let every Red Sea part now! Thank You Jesus! Blessed be Your Holy Name Lord! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed! (Amen!)

Father, I join my faith to the faith of Your children, and as I lift my hand now, every Red Sea before any of these Your children, I decree that they part way in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Everything that is called Red Sea, blocking the way of Your children, I decree that they part now in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Every enemy that will follow them after tonight let them drown in the Red Sea in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Thank You my Father! Glory be to Your Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray! (Amen!) Amen!

Sit down for a minute, you’ll be standing very soon. The second prayer you are going to pray has something to do with David, another excellent champion. I’ve said this one before: Nobody teaches anyone that if you see something coming towards your face this is what you must do. Do you teach anybody that? Without anybody teaching you, even without thinking at all, if you see something coming towards your face, what you will do without thinking is what? You dodge! Now David stood before Goliath and he flung his stone towards him. Goliath saw the stone coming. Why didn’t he dodge? Because two mighty hands held his head! And said, “no, no, no, no, you are not turning, wait for the stone! Glory be to God! And that’s going to be your second prayer.

If we look like children today, remember it is the faith of children that God respects. You are going to stand and you are going to swing your own catapult and you are going to say, “Lord, I’m releasing my own stone today. Every Goliath in my life, their head must crack!” Go ahead talk to the Almighty God! Father! In the mighty Name of Jesus I am releasing my stone tonight. Every Goliath that may remain in my life, their head must crack tonight, their head must break open tonight! Every Goliath that is left in my life, their head must break tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus! Every Goliath in my life must be knocked down flat tonight! In the mighty Name of Jesus! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!)

Now please remain in an attitude of prayer – this is very serious. Many of you will never forget tonight.

When Goliath fell, David had no sword with him but he took the sword of Goliath and used it to cut off his head. You are going to make a symbolic move tonight. Believe that even as you are swinging your hand down, you are cutting off the head of your Goliath. And then you will pray and say, “Father! In the name of Jesus I use the sword of my enemy to cut off his head! ! In the name of Jesus I use the sword of my enemy to cut off his head! In the mighty name of Jesus I use the sword of my enemy to cut off his head! My enemy must lose his head tonight in the mighty Name of Jesus! I use the sword of my enemy to cut off his head! In the mighty name of Jesus I use the sword of my enemy to cut off his head! Blessed be Your Holy Name Father! So shall it be for ever and ever! Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!)

Father, once again, I’m joining my faith to the faith of your children. As I swing my hand O Lord I am releasing the Rock of Ages to go now and break the head of every Goliath in the lives of these your children! (Amen!) Every Goliath that had been terrorizing Your children! Every Goliath that had been saying they will not reach their goal! Every Goliath that will want to take them into bondage! Father! Tonight! I decree: all your heads are cracked in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) And now Father, as I swing my hand, I take the sword of the enemy and I use it to cut off his head in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) All the Goliaths in the lives of Your children shall never rise again! (Amen!) They shall never rise again! (Amen!) They shall never rise again! (Amen!) Thank You Father! For so shall it be in Jesus’ mighty Name! (Amen!) Amen! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

You may be seated for a minute. Just one more prayer and it has to do with Joshua.

I remember the first time here that God told us to stretch a piece of cloth somewhere in the old auditorium, and that those who were barren should come and touch the cloth and they were coming and they were coming. After some time I got tired, so I said, “Well, that’s enough.” One woman said, “No, it can’t be enough, I have not touched it yet!” I said, “Don’t worry, I will pray for you!” She said, “No, you said we are to touch. That’s what I am going to do.” We said, “Ah-ah woman. we…” She said, “eh-eh!” Then she began to cry and began to make all kinds of commotion. Finally I said, “All right give her the.. Take!” The following year when she brought her baby she said, “Eh-ehh, I told you!” God said we should do something that’s what we will do. Joshua came face to face with the wall of Jericho and as he was surveying the wall of Jericho, his Senior Partner came. And you trust Joshua, he’s not someone who will stay at the gate. When there’s a fight to be fought, he’s ready to fight! He drew his sword,” Who are you? Are you my friend or my enemy?” That One said, “I am the Commander-in-Chief of the Hosts of Heaven.” “Ah!” He fell on his face and said, “Welcome sir!”

You see, many of you think you can fight your battles alone. If only you enter into partnership with him. Even when you are surveying the battle He will come. So He began to give instruction to Joshua: “go round, do this, do that….. Finally, shout.” You know the rest of the story: Joshua and the rest of the children of Israel shouted. The people on the wall thought they were stupid. What kind of soldiers were these walking about with their mouths shut? First day, second day, sixth day, then on the seventh day they even did it seven times! They thought they were stupid. I am sure if somebody came in here who’s a stranger and he saw all you big people swinging your hand, he’s going to look at you and say, “What’s wrong with these people?” You wait! You are going to laugh last! (Amen!) And when they shouted the wall of Jericho fell!

I remember very well, the case of a woman, at the Headquarters, her problem is that any food she ate, she would vomit. She had spent all her money on that problem and she came to church that day and God said all He wanted us to do was shout one big ‘Alleluia!’ as she opened her mouth to shout, and she really got ready to shout, out of her mouth jumped out a worm. That which had been causing her problem jumped out when she wanted to shout. We are going to shout tonight. I say we are going to shout tonight. And as we shout tonight, this very special night, every wall of Jericho in our lives will fall. (Amen!)

Now, I am not going to beg you to shout. You know there are various ways of getting victory. If you have a mountain ahead of you, if you like you can climb the mountain, if you like you can drill a hole through the mountain, if you like you can walk round and round and round, until you come out on the other side but if you like you can dynamite the mountain so that the mountain will never be there again for ever. I don’t know which way you want your own to be. Forget anybody on your right, forget everybody on your left, you are going to shout one Alleluia, the kind you have never shouted before! And you are going to shout it until the wall of Jericho in your life will fall down flat! Are you ready? You didn’t even say your ‘Yes’ enough! Sisters are you ready? (Yes!) Brothers are you ready? (No!) Praise the Lord! Aahh! Thank You Jesus! All Glory be to God! Alleluia! Praise God! Thank You Saviour! Alleluia! Glory be to God! Thank You my Father! Alleluia! Thank You Lord! Amen! Oh, Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Blessed be Your Name Lord! Thank You Father! Thank You Lord!

The Lord said, the star of someone will begin to rise as from today. (Amen!) Thank You Father! Glory be to God! Thank You Father!

The Lord said, there is someone here tonight, from tonight, He will take you from the river to the sea (Amen!) and from the sea to the ocean! (Amen!) Thank You Jesus!

The Lord said, there is someone here today, every door that had been shut against you had been opened! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Thank You Father!

The Lord said there is someone here tonight, you thought you had seen miracles before, God said, I am just beginning with you. (Amen!) Thank You Father! Thank You Father!

Father, I just want to bless Your Name. I just want to glorify Your Name.

The Lord said, there’s someone here tonight, nobody in your family had ever exceeded sixty years of age before they die. The Lord asked me to tell you because you shouted tonight that curse on your family had been broken. (Amen!)

The Lord said, there someone here tonight, that when I was talking about the burden of joy, of a woman of a woman who was carrying a baby in front and a baby behind, you wished that that would be your case. God said, your request had been granted. (Amen!)

Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! My Father and my God I just want to thank You, thank You for what You have done tonight. Thank You for what You have done tonight. Thank You for the victories You have given us tonight. Accept our thanks in Jesus’ Name (Amen!) Father, I pray that even as Your children will continue to praise You, the miracles will continue so that by the time we are going home tonight, we will be laughing at the devil Thank You Father! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!) Let somebody shout ‘Alleluia!’ (Alleluia!)

Thank You Jesus! God bless you! Let’s be seated. All right. We will listen to just about three testimonies….

I believe it is mine but the Spirit of God said, I should share it just in case there may be one other person. God said, somebody is going to receive a divine handshake tonight. (Amen!) So if you are the one joining me because I’ve already claimed that one for myself, by this sign you shall know. Your hand will be warm for the next three days. The palm of your hand will be warm for the next three days. Anyway those of you who want to hear have heard abi? so don’t worry if you feel it you just know you have received that divine handshake. And I’m sure you know the meaning of that. It means that whatsoever you touch from now on will prosper. (Amen!) So even if you have nothing to thank God for tonight, thank God for me. Has anybody got anything to thank God for? Let me hear you shout ‘Alleluia!’

Okay, the testimonies please two-two minutes. We are running out of time.

Praise the Lord! My testimony goes thus. Early this year I was pregnant so I went to the hospital. The day the doctor confirmed that I was pregnant that same day I started bleeding in the night. When it continued I went back to the hospital. I told the doctor. So after series of tests and scan, they told me that the baby in my womb was dead, that they were going to evacuate the pregnancy but that immediately I had to be placed on admission in the hospital. So I begged them that I had to go home and prepare and come back. I was able to convince them. What was on my mind was that I was at Lekki ’98. I remember that night, that our Father in the Lord, the GO, said there was a woman at Lekki ’98 who did not consent the baby in her womb was dead but the woman said she will get to Lekki ’98 first. I thank God that I had already bought the video cassette of the Lekki ’98 so I rushed back home. I played the video cassette. I listened to it from the beginning. When it got to that portion, I claim it and something told me that God has answered my prayer. So I promised God, I said, “God, If this thing come to be, that I will come here and testify to the glory of God. And that if the baby is a boy I will name the boy Enoch after the GO. So I went back to the hospital. I went back to the hospital. I was there for two weeks. The doctors they kept on bombarding me with the threat of evacuating the baby in my womb, that the baby was dead, but I knew that the God who had spoken to me is true and faithful to His word. So this evening, children of God, I am standing here with the baby. Praise the Lord!

Praise God. My name is Sister Mokunfayo Babatola. I thank God for what He did for me. I came from US in June this year. I was very sick before I went to my town, the day I want to go to my home-town. I started having stomach pain. Later I went to the doctor. He told me that I was pregnant, that the pregnancy was not in the right place so they did operation for me. After the operation I started having different types of pains. So later I went back to the doctor, I explained to him. He told me he’s not the one who did the operation that it’s God who did it. So I came to Convention in August this year when our father in the Lord said those who trust God for the fruit of the womb should come out and I came out. I touched the altar and God healed me. Before I can’t walk like I walked before, but now I can walk very well. I can eat. Even if they give mea bowl of pounded yam now, I can finish it. Praise God!

Praise the Lord! My name is Peter Adeluyi Adewole. Like I used to have a kind of thing that I will saw my father in dream pursuing me. Sometime he will come and give me the money. But when those thing happen, I will not have money physical. So when it comes at a time, I went back home and I called him and my mother and I told him about the dream. He said it was true, that that thing will not happen again. There was a time I went home again. I went to my mother’s room first. So later he now called me that say that I did not know that he’s the one who can make us to prosper, all of us. But when I came here in October our father in the Lord said that there’s somebody here, that the enemy that are disturbing the family will die before the ending of the year. So my father died last year, December 7th. Praise the Lord! So another testimony that I want to give is that during HGS July, our father in the Lord said, there was somebody here, that God will give the person an urge to do something for God, that the person should do it. That’s where his own glory is. So when I got home on Sunday, God told me that I should go and destroy one idol in my town, that they made a covenant in that place, that they buried three people alive, that the war will not come to that city and no good thing will enter our city. So, that night I went. It was the night that M.K.O. died that I went there. I destroyed the thing with petrol and with fire. So the next morning, everybody was shouting this thing has been destroyed, maybe by students because of M.K.O. But I thank the Lord that if not because of that one that happened, it was God that organized it like that if not they send hara to kill me. Praise the Lord! Another thing that happened….that’s all right, that’s all right. You have spent enough time. We will hear the rest later…

Praise God. (Alleluia!) Praise God. (Alleluia!) Praise God. (Alleluia!) I’m happy I’m here today because.. I’m Dr. E.O. Alabi. I had an encounter with Satan in a white garment church, which I’ve been for 23 years. And the encounter was tough, very tough because I had stroke, I had failure of organ system and the doctor said I should forget, I cannot get out o f it. All the doctors I met, all the consultants I met, they felt that was the end. So I was believing God and I came here and I’m happy to report now that I am here now laughing, laughing, laughing! Jesus is Lord! Amen! Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) Praise Jesus! Praise God. (Alleluia!) We are students of the Federal Polytechnic Auchi and we are here tonight to shed light on what God has done in our life because far back in school something happened to us and God has been telling me, although I’ve done what is required of me to do in school, but God has been telling me, “My son, you must come out in a large congregation like this and tell them what happened to you because I know in a place like this some of our parents, our co-students are involved in these things. So, as I was about doing that, my co-ordinator, who traveled to Lagos this evening to deliver some letters just came in and I cannot do anything without his consent. But before I do that, something happened in school during that period, of which I beg of everybody here to please just let me give you the song because the song made me today. I’ve started fearing God. The fear I have for God now has tripled because of that song. Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!) A great man of God on that very fateful day, students were renouncing. Few of them came out but a great man of God who was there came out and started praying. After praying he told the students who did not want to come out that if I sing this song, all of you here present will come out….. We were looking at him. We thought he was joking. And believe it when the man of God started ministering with the song, students that came out that day was about 250! Praise the Lord! So I stand here tonight before you to please let me sing the song for you and please I want the choir….quickly, quickly please…Just continue…You sing. It doesn’t have to be melodious -just sing quickly His Name is higher above other names….

I’m seeking your indulgence. We want to thank God for this great move because it is a great move of God. You see what has happened now in fact has not happened before. You see it was God that used Uncle Sege, that is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo to blow this wind of change that has come to settle in all tertiary institutions in Nigeria. I am happy to say today that in my State, Edo State for example, in Uniben, in Ambrose Alli University, in Auchi Polytechnic more than 3000 students have come to renounce their various cults! Praise the Lord! It is the beginning of the beginning because cultism is a farce! Cultism has now become a thing of the past! We stand out here as members of ACOL to continue with the fight, with the struggle against cultism. I want to use this opportunity to ask Papa, I want to use this opportunity to ask the church to continue to intercede for us. What we need now is prayer because we want to totally eliminate cultism from all tertiary institutions in Nigeria! Praise the Lord!

Pray for us, the battle has started but our victory is certain. The Bible says, we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. How many winners are here tonight? Let’s stand on our feet. Let’s give God one more shout of Alleluia! (Alleluia!)

What a glorious night! I know your children will never be average again. (Amen!) I know from now on we will be number one. (Amen!) Glory be to Your Holy Name Lord! As Your children are going Lord go with them (Amen!) Bless them. (Amen!) Prosper them. (Amen!) Make them number one. (Amen!) In all areas of life, make them the best. (Amen!) Father, before we meet again, all kinds of wonderful testimonies. Let them fill the life of Your children! (Amen!) Thank You Father! Thank You because it will be well with us. Thank You because it will be well with Nigeria. Thank You because it will be well with our President! Thank You because it will be well with our governors. (Amen!) Thank You because it will be well with all our rulers! (Amen!) Thank You because it will be well with our Universities. (Amen!) Thank You because it will be well with all institutions of Higher Learning. (Amen!) Thank You because it will be well with all churches; it will be well with all homes and Your Name will be glorified. Thank You Daddy! Glory be to Your Holy Name! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed (Amen!)

One more Alleluia! Praise the Lord! (Alleluia!)

God bless you! You may be seated! and let the men of God go. Let’s sing our song as they go.

Alleluia!

Pastor E. A. Adeboye

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  1. Betty

    Thanks for this message, but I would like to understand this, when you have received your salary are u supposed to give both tithe and first fruit? then how should you calculate first fruits is it like in the case of tithe?

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